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Home of the Brave

Ceremony honors veterans, Gold Star families.

Veteran's Day

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Housing Prices Send People Packing Out of Fairfax County

Some with incomes in the five figures find alternatives down I-95.

Relocating

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Film Producer Got Start at Fort Hunt High School

Football player turned business owner, writer and filmmaker

Fort Hunt Filmmaker

United Community Holiday Gift Card Drive

United Community Holiday Gift Card Drive

Hunger Is Closer Than You Think

Food For Neighbors celebrates Its seventh anniversary and over 425,000 pounds of donations

Food

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Mount Vernon District Recognizes Residents for Character

Fairfax County Stephen A. McLaughlin Champions of Character Awards

Champs

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Fairfax County Investing in Electric School Buses

Diesel school buses will be gone by 2035.

Electric bus slide

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National Park Service User Survey Comes to an End

Paved Trails Study looks at six trail networks in metro area including Mount Vernon.

This fall, the National Park Service gathered information for the Mount Vernon trail improvements as part of the “Paved Trails Study” in the National Capital Region that included the George Washington Memorial Parkway, C&O Canal National Historic Park, the Potomac Heritage Trail, Rock Creek Park trails and others in the National Mall and Historic Parks area.

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Storck Shows Off Mount Vernon Via the Bicycle

Tour de Mount Vernon riders greeted with sunshine and blue skies.

Bike Ride

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Newington Group Highlights the Need for a Sidewalk

Elected officials come out to see the need firsthand.

Newington sidewalk

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Concrete Remnants Go Unexplained in Huntley Meadows Park

Just off the path, these appear to be part of an earlier structure.

Huntley Meadows

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Mount Vernon Auto Repair Reduced to Rubble in Hybla Valley

Leveling closed businesses is part of the modernization process in Mount Vernon.

Car business torn down

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Leslie Lautenslager: ‘My Time with General Colin Powell’

Local author tells international stories of her work alongside General Colin Powell.

Local Author

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GW Memorial Parkway Examined in Road Diet Study

Changes to travel lanes, intersections and crosswalks explored.

Parkway study

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County Takes Another Step with Solar Fire Stations

Woodlawn station goes solar in Mount Vernon.

Solar powered station

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Change Comes in the Form of an El Salvador Flag and Pupusas in Rose Hill

New owners and new menu attract fans at Mama Mia’s.

New Mama Mia's

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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

Museum

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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

Fireflies

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Am I wearing the original Ray Ban Aviators?

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

Sunglasses

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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

Parking

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Sensational Spoonbills

Did you miss seeing the spoonbills that visited in 2021?

Spoonbills

Examining and Correcting School Funding Formulas

Funding

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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.

Bakery

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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