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Roadside Business Signs Stand the Test of Time

Old signs spur nostalgia and familiarity in Mount Vernon.

Roadside signs

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Newington Residents Speak Out on Dangerous Cut-Through

Along Newington Road, a sidewalk would help pedestrians and cyclists.

Newington Rd

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Ice Hockey Gets Another Grip on Fairfax County

Skates, sticks and pucks are part of the selection at the new hockey store, Pure Hockey, in Springfield.

Hockey store opens

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A Win For Virginia


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Fun Highlights in Mount Vernon, Welcoming to All

Mount Vernon Newcomers & Community Guide 2023

Scenes in Mount Vernon

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Historical Lessons Via Toy Soldier Hobbyist

Upcoming show in Springfield includes intricate painting and military themes.

Toy soldier show

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Fairfax County Plugs in First Electric Trash Truck

New truck is quiet and spews no diesel fumes.

Electric trash truck

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Healthy Habits and School Supplies Dished Out in Lorton

Classes in session for the 2023-2024 school year.

School bell rings

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New Crumbl Cookies Opens for Cookie Monsters of Kingstowne

For the tollhouse fans it’s just how the cookie crumbles.

Cookie Monsters

Blood Donations Needed

Blood Donations Needed

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Fireflies, the Twinkling Critters of the Night


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Am I wearing the original Ray Ban Aviators?

Glasses bought at second-hand store may have a history.


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Cinder Bed Road Sees Signs of Redevelopment

Addition to industrial area of Newington may open the door for more.

Cinder Bed Road

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Ice Cream, Fire Trucks and Bluegrass

Residents gather for National Night Out at Mount Vernon Park on Tuesday, Aug. 1.

National Night Out

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This Summer, We All Scream for Ice Cream

Bruster’s Ice Cream set to open next month in Hilltop Shopping Center.

Bruster's Ice Cream

Re-Engineering Fairfax Minimum Parking Requirements


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Sensational Spoonbills

Did you miss seeing the spoonbills that visited in 2021?


Examining and Correcting School Funding Formulas


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Huntley Meadows Photos and Others in Virginia Wildlife Magazine

Local photographer’s works in the summer spread.

Wildlife photos

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Mount Vernon Guitarist Delves on Life’s Challenges

Singer-songwriter climbing the musician’s ladder.

MV Singer

Death Investigation in Mount Vernon

Death Investigation

New Laws Now In Effect

New laws

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July 4 Holiday Featured a Ship Announcement at Mount Vernon

New Navy ship will be named for French general Marquis de Lafayette

Navy Ship

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Fort Hunt Little League Players Fill the Stands

Field trip to Ace’s Game is a learning experience.

Baseball's lessons

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Old Motel Continues To Operate

Plans for property include new housing

Plans for property include new housing

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Competition on the Front Lines in Mount Vernon?

Family bakery not worried about big-name eatery coming next door.


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Landfill Fire Added to Smokey Skies in Southern Fairfax

Fire put out after nearly two days burning.

Landfill Fire

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Ribbon Cut on Affordable Apartments in Mount Vernon

North Hill is part of Storck’s Embark Richmond Highway vision

New Apartments

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Dining in Hybla Valley: Diverse and Delicious

Part two of a three-part series on the restaurant variety on Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon.

Food along Richmond Hwy

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Musical Trio Scheduled to Play at River Farm

Outdoor concert kicks off River Farm activities for the summer.

Musical trio

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Mount Vernon Recognizes Excellence in History Teaching

Hayfield Secondary Teacher Honored

Hayfield Secondary Teacher Honored

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In Mount Vernon, International Food Choices are Pleasing to the Pallet

Part one of a three-part series on the variety of restaurants on Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon

International cuisine

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Police Ride-along in Mount Vernon Opens Eyes

Ride-alongs with police are available to residents.

Ride-alongs with police

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Privateering the Topic in Author’s Discussion at Mount Vernon

Revolutionary War shipping channels had more going on than generally known.

Meet the Author

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Tie Dye and Grateful Dead Are Alive Among Local Bands

Tie Dye and Grateful Dead Are Alive Among Local Bands

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FCPS Signs with Sound Studio to Teach Music Production

Students now have musical options in technology.

West Potomac Academy

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County Trails and Comradery Highlight Bike to Work 2023

Riders left with green tee shirts and granola bars.

BTW 2023

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Richmond Highway Reduced Speed Limit Begins May 23

New 35 mph speed limit signs to be installed along approximately seven-mile stretch.

Speed limit

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New Bridge Opens a Multi-Modal Venue in Mount Vernon

Bridge enables pedestrians and cyclists to safely cross Dogue Creek.

Bike Bridge

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Something Country Caters to the Line Dance and Country Classics

Singer out of Mount Vernon influenced by Garth Brooks.

Something Country

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Importance of Wetlands Highlighted at Huntley Meadows

Lessons highlighted at nature stations

Huntley Meadows

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Local Mineral Water Producers Get a Boost

Susosu Water has natural minerals and shelf space at area grocers.

Susosu Water

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Clutter Around the House is Worth Looking At

Brooks Palmer, the author, will give a talk about decluttering at the Richard Byrd library in Springfield on June 24th.


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Fort Hunt Alums Cheered Fellow Grad Outside 30 Rock in NYC

2018 road trip highlights included breakfast with alumnae Hoda Kotb and her co-star at the time, Savannah Guthrie.

Road Trip to NYC