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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

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Good Shepherd Partners with Amazon in Housing Quest

Capital Campaign, successful five-year program, coming to an end.

Good Shepherd

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Expo Emphasizes Environmental Stewardship in Mount Vernon

Supervisor’s annual event at Fort Hunt Park grows every year.

Expo at Park

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Friends of Mount Vernon Trail Recognized

Clipping kudzu, wrestling roots and batting bugs all part of the effort.

Friends of Trail

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Area Experts Look at the Local Economy

Chamber gives some big-picture items cover NOVA as well.


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Tysons Gets Another Option for Lunch Breaks

Honest Soul Yoga expands to the Boro.

Honest Soul Yoga expands to the Boro.

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Comment Period Nears End for Bike-Ped Portion of Long Bridge

Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail are part of the discussion.

Long Bridge

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Franconia Hospital Project Moves Forward

It’s the second addition planned at this intersection in the Franconia District.

New Hospital

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Mental Health Crisis Snarls Traffic in Mount Vernon, ends Peacefully

Police respond on Tuesday at lunchtime, continued through Wednesday; and ended early Thursday morning.

Standoff in Mount Vernon

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International Musician Brings Troupe to Workhouse

Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley delivers multi-cultural sounds.

Workhouse musician

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Ohio Derailment Highlights Rail Safety Locally

Could derailment with hazardous chemical spill happen here?

Rail mishaps

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Student Art Planned for the Future BRT Stations

Public can vote on their favorites until April 3.


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Redevelopment of Rose Hill Shopping Center Meets Opposition

There is even a coalition against it.

There is even a coalition against it.

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Cereal Is Not Just for Breakfast

New food place in the Springfield Town Center is all about cereal.

New food place in the Springfield Town Center is all about cereal.

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Education Advocates Gather at Mount Vernon

Rally precedes hearing on Youngkin administration's proposed revised 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning.

Education rally

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Mount Vernon Country Club Golfer Wins PGA Tournament

Golfer wins tournament

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Local Government, Museum, Child Care and Police All in One

Ground breaking in Franconia for multi-use facility

Government center

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Lack of Snow Leaves Some Hanging

Warm February leaves plows idle, salt domes full across county.

No Snow

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Reservoir Planned for Current Quarry Site in Lorton

Fairfax Water will address future droughts.

Water Plans

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Local Film Tackles a Health Issue in the Horror Genre

Filmmaker shot scenes in spots up and down Potomac River.

Local Indy Film

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Undergrounding Utilities Eyed for Richmond Highway

Dominion customers might pay a few cents more each month to cover it.

Utilities Underground

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Progress and Improvements Underway in Mount Vernon

Improvements in Mount Vernon

Local Bike Group Expands to Meet Bicycling Demand

FABB brings on a variety of volunteer directors.


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Nothing Like President’s Day at Mount Vernon

Crowds came out to celebrate the occasion.

President's Day

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The Beat Goes on with "Daddy-O” Art Show

Workhouse Art Center’s show culminates with bongo and guitars on March 18.

Art at the Workhouse

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Area Transportation Projects Are Focus of Chamber Meeting

Four projects planned for southern Fairfax County corridor.

Chamber meeting

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Federal Property Up For Sale in Franconia

Past soil contaminations may require extensive efforts.

Real Estate

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Valentine’s Day Is Short on Planning Ahead

Last Minute Valentine’s orders are par for the course in Mount Vernon

Valentine's Day Planning

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Bunnyman Brewery To Open at Workhouse

Business model hopes to attract customers for art and local brew.

Brewery planned

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Bulldozers Roll for New Government Complex in Franconia

When completed, there will be several entities in one location.

Ground clearing