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Make Streets Safer for All

The Northern Virginia Families for Safe Streets group is on the lookout for traffic mishaps and close calls.

Safe Streets

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Environmental Stewardship: Making a Difference

County recognizes residents who participate in the environmental stewardship.

County recognizes residents who participate in the environmental stewardship.

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Local Author Does Book Signings and Promotional Events

After ‘My Time with General Colin Powell’ hit the shelves last year, road trips, signing events and smiles.

Local author

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Alexandria Boat Clubs Hoist Sails Together on the Waterfront

Comradery was intertwined with a history lesson.

A crew member welcomes the Old Dominion Boat Club members aboard.

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National Museum of the Marine Corps Dedicates Respite Room

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation marks PTSD awareness month with dedication ceremony

Marine Corps Heritage Foundation marks PTSD awareness month with dedication ceremony

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Workhouse Arts Foundation Appoints Keith Gordon as New President and CEO

Workhouse Arts Foundation Appoints Keith Gordon as New President and CEO

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Dry Conditions, Unsafe Practices Lead to Area Fires

Clifton fire led to two fatalities.

Fires

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Bryant Teacher Recognized for Making a Difference in Mount Vernon

Bryant Teacher Recognized for Making a Difference in Mount Vernon

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Springfield Bike Store Burglarized Twice

Police suspect the same pair in both incidents.

Police suspect the same pair in both incidents.

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Students in Lorton Win Praise from Harlem Globetrotters

School basketball court turned into ‘Court of Creativity’ in Lorton.

Globetrotting to Lorton

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National Trails Day

County recognizes 10th anniversary of Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail

National Trails Day

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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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Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

Are Longtime Businesses Leaving Hollin Hall Shopping Center?

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Big Box Store Replaces Big Box Vacancy in Springfield

Bob’s Discount Furniture is moving into the Bed, Bath and Beyond space

Furniture Store Coming

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May Day, May Day, Fire in Lorton

Smell lingered for miles.

Fire in Lorton

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County in a Pickle over Noisy Pickleball

Nearby courts will be converted to appease the pickleball players.

Pickleball

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Volunteers to the Rescue

Bridge out of network for a short while, volunteers to the rescue.

Bike Bridge

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Mount Vernon Monster Reappears in Minds of Many

Recent web show revives rumors from late 1970s.

Mount Vernon Monster

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County Budget FY 2025

Budget

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Riverkeeper in Keeping Tabs on Water Levels, Chemicals

Health of Potomac River matters more in Mount Vernon area.

River Health

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Silver Shield Anti-Scam Task Force to Help Seniors

Mission: to keep phone and internet scammers at bay.

Scam Jam

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Old-fashioned Banking, Thriving for 172 Years

Bank surviving

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Batters Up for the Mount Vernon Varsity Singers

Choir travels to Fredericksburg to sing the National Anthem at a Minor League baseball game.

MV Choir

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House Restoration Project at Fort Hunt Underway

One-time residence is officially known as the “NCO (Non-commissioned Officer) Quarters at Fort Hunt.”

Fort Hunt Park

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River Levels Encroaching but Solutions Vary

Plans on the county and state level don’t give Mount Vernon homeowners the warm, fuzzy vibe.

River levels

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Dry Spell Leads to Fires

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue on Alert

Fires

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100 Turn Out for Groundbreaking at Ballfield

Construction Starting for Snack Bar and Restrooms at Woodlawn Ball Field

Baseball

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Something Country Band Grows as the Headliner on Area Stages

Singer out of Mount Vernon sees the band and popularity growing.

Something Country

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Projects Dot the Map around Mount Vernon

Some planned, some underway and some complete around the district.

Mount Vernon Projects

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Living Legend Carolyn Lewis

Educator improving the lives of others.

Carolyn Lewis has seen Project Discovery Alexandria grow to an organization with 20 chapters in seven states providing guidance to students pursuing higher education.

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County Executive Presents FY 2025 Advertised Budget

Tax increase proposed; jobs cut; state underfunds schools; supervisors will make changes.

Budget

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Mary Washington’s Grave Location a Mystery

A President’s Day investigation involves ground penetrating radar technology.

Grave detecting device

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Local Rock Band’s Original Song up for Award

With a handful of original songs and a show every weekend, the Mojo Aces have an ace in the hole this time around.

local band

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Mount Vernon Town Hall Meeting Celebrates 37 Years

Supervisor Storck leads a tour from above in a virtual helicopter.

Mount Vernon town hall

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New Food Establishments Open in Lorton

Ledo and Taco Rock

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Local Film Takes a Step Forward in the Streaming World

”There is a Monster,” premiered on Apple TV and Prime Video January 30

Local movie now streaming

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Placemaking is the Centerpiece of Recent Mount Vernon Corridor Event

Planners gathered for two-day session to map out possible improvement ideas.

Placemaking

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Local Author’s Internet Marketing Book Hits Bestseller List

It’s not all about ‘likes’ and ‘views’ out there.

Local Author’s Internet Marketing Book

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Country Feeling Captured in a Painting at Nalls Produce

Former Franconia art teacher honors the owner and a pet pig in a painting.

Nalls Painting

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New Food Establishments Open in Lorton

The growing area in Lorton off Silverbrook Road welcomed two new restaurants in January as this Liberty Market area grows with the population in southern Fairfax County.

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New President, New Ideas Coming to FABB

Bicycling group continues to grow with biking efforts in Fairfax County.

Over at the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, 2024 will start out with a new president, as former president Bruce Wright steps down and newly elected Joy Faunce takes over.

Bus and Pedestrian Improvements Coming to Mount Vernon

Bus and Pedestrian Improvements Coming to Mount Vernon

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Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail Keep Rolling

Kind words shared online fuel their efforts.

MV Trail

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Car Crimes Are on ACE Units Radar

Useful in Mount Vernon for carjacking and auto thefts.

ACE Units

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Winter Solstice Celebrated at Huntley Meadows

Winter Solstice

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