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Idle Church Comes Down in Fort Hunt

Site will soon be the home of Collingwood Chase development.

Church out, development in

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Homelessness Point-in-Time Count 2024

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Homeless Services Planning and Coordinating Committee's regional point-in-time counts are a "limited and imperfect perspective."

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Bridge 23 Reopens on the Mount Vernon Trail

During a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 19, the National Park Service (NPS) officially reopened Bridge 23 on the Mount Vernon Trail, located within the Dyke Marsh Wildlife Preserve.

Fatal Shooting in Fair Haven

Detectives continue to investigate a fatal shooting in Fair Haven that left one man dead.

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Local Volunteers Boost Bluebirds, Monitor Nestboxes

Bluebirds

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Woodlawn’s Diverse History

Beyond the Gentry

Woodlawn

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Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

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Chamber Receives Report on General Assembly Activities

Roll for a casino in Fairfax County?

“It was a session with a lot of changes,” said State Senator Scott Surovell speaking to the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce at the annual General Assembly Report business breakfast.

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In Support of Mural on Water Tank, Gateway to Gum Springs

Mural on Watertank

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Restoring Ecology at the Mount Vernon Governmental Center

Gardens and plants

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Children’s Nature Library to Reopen at River Farm

The American Horticultural Society will reopen the Children’s Nature Library and Reading Room at River Farm, headquarters of the AHS. This dynamic space for young readers, which closed in 2020 due to the pandemic, will once again offer an extraordinary collection of over 1,700 books focused on nature and gardening.

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Honoring Fairfax County Retiree Charles Smith

In January of 2024, Charles Smith retired as Watershed Project Implementation Branch Chief. In this role, he led a team responsible for designing, constructing, and monitoring water quality improvement projects.

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A Mural of Hope on U.S. 1

Mural on the wall