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Mike Salmon

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Mission: Beautification in Alexandria

Boys & Girls Club joins with Starbucks on beautification efforts.

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Summer Shutdown at the Metro Stations Planned

It will be ‘buses only’ for commuters at Franconia-Springfield station and points north.

Metro Shutdown Worries Commuters

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Pizza for Clean Up Crew in Kingstowne

Neighbors Clean Up Kingstowne Area

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Burke Lake Train: Tough and Nostalgic

The train is a big draw in the summer.

Burke Lake Train

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Mount Vernon Bike Trail Turns 47

Trail evolves as a recreational and gathering spot along the Potomac River.

Mount Vernon Trail Turns 47

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Affordable Housing Complex Gets Updating

Plan for garden apartments in line with Embark goals on Richmond Highway.

Affordable Housing Complex Gets Updating

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Beautifying, Preserving Marshall Cemetery

Historic Burke family grave has been target of vandals over the years.

Clean-up at Marshall Cemetery

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Shopping Center Set for a Facelift

‘New and improved’ will be the mantra for the Old Keene Mill Shopping Center.

’New and improved’ will be the mantra for the Old Keene Mill Shopping Center.

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Mount Vernon ‘Ides of Bark’ Dog Fest Lives On

People and their pets fill the Grist Mill Park.

People and their pets fill the Grist Mill Park.

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Public Examines Highway Widening Project

VDOT’s Design Public Hearing irons out more wrinkles.

Route One Widening

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Celebrating County’s Newest Domestic Violence Shelter

Facility expands the number of beds available in Region 1.

Celebrating County’s Newest Domestic Violence Shelter

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E-bikes Hit the Trails

Trail users react.

E-bikes on area trails.

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Scout Project Fixes Church Outdoor Worship Area

And honors fallen Scout.

Eagle scout project

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One Super Commuter Loves the EBike Proposal

Officials eyeing rules to allow e-bikes on area bike trails.

Rules about ebikes

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Burke Lego Team Goes International

Lego robotics earns trophy and team building skills.

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Campers Need Travel Only As Far As Burke Lake

Camping is a feature of only two parks in the FCPA.

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Arlington Artist Focuses on Local Sights and Light

VanderPoel to be featured in Rosslyn Café Spring Community Arts and Entertainment Series.

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Changes Discussed for Grist Mill Park

Park Authority forum looked at parking, mulch pile and barn.

Changes Discussed for Grist Mill Park

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Sports Tourism May Be Next for Northern Virginia

Area sports facilities looked at for tournaments, tax revenue and expansion.

Sports Tourism May Be Next for Northern Virginia

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Shooting in Springfield Leaves Three Dead

Shooting in Springfield Leaves Three Dead

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Drive Thru Dining Gridlocks Backlick

Chick-fil-A at Backlick Shopping Center is magnet eatery.

Chick-fil-A at Backlick Shopping Center is magnet eatery but causes traffic problems.

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Owning a Pet is Healthier, Better for the Owner

Owning a Pet is Healthier, Better for the Owner

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From Springfield to ‘World of Dance’

West Springfield Dance Team enters the ‘World of Dance’ on Network Television.

West Springfield Dance Team enters the ‘World of Dance’ on Network Television.

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District Forms Tourism Task Force

Mission includes highlighting “destination Mount Vernon.”

Tourism Task Force includes highlighting “destination Mount Vernon.”

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Celebrating George Washington’s Birthday

Crowds witness the pageantry at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Crowds witness the pageantry at George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

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Creativity Within the Bounds is Behind Daniels Remodeling

Local husband-wife efforts are awarded.

Daniels Remodeling

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Performance Bikes on Frontier Drive is Closing the Doors

Options for bike buying and service gets limited in Springfield.

Springfield bike store closes

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Springfield Country Club Undergoes Renovation

Design and colors consistent with the need for new.

Springfield Country Club Undergoes Renovation

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Peak Time for Roses

The emotional power of flowers.

Peak Time for Roses

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Senior and Student Housing Eyed for Braddock Corridor

Transportation the focus of the meeting at Good Shepherd.

Braddock Rd. meeting

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Rolling Valley Sign Becomes an Accident Victim

Rolling Valley Sign Becomes an Accident Victim

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First Signs of the TSA Complex Appear in Springfield

First Signs of the TSA Complex Appear in Springfield

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Burke Resident Is the Driving Force Behind Video Magic

Local video production company creates marketing videos.

Burke Resident Is the Driving Force Behind Video Magic

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Dinner Across Political Divide

West Springfield’s Young Democrats and the Conservative Club came together to host potluck dinner for furloughed government employees.

Potluck dinner for furloughed government employees.

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Food Dude’s Show Films at Al’s Steak House

Famous cheesesteak sandwiches are focus for upcoming cooking show.

Food Dude’s Show Films at Al’s Steak House

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Furloughed Government Employees Burn off Stress at SkyZone

Climbing, dodgeball and more are free for furloughed employees every Thursday in January.

Furloughed Government Employees Burn off Stress at SkyZone

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County Looks to Use Drones

Emergency Management Office sets sights on unmanned aircraft systems.

Emergency Management Office sets sights on unmanned aircraft systems.

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Day of Service Spreads to Mount Vernon Trail

The trail “Friends” group dressed for the frigid temperatures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

The trail “Friends” group dressed for the frigid temperatures on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

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Furloughed Government Employees Burn off Stress

Climbing, dodgeball and more at SkyZone are free for every Thursday in January.

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Dining: Local Goods on the Menu at Springfield Town Center

Freshness and locally sourced foods to highlight menu at new restaurant Maggie McFly's.

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Valentine’s Roses Come Early in Burke

The red rose is the flower of choice at Flowers ‘n’ Ferns in Burke

The red rose is the flower of choice at Flowers ‘n’ Ferns in Burke

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A Snow Day Turns Into a Sledding Day

Sledding and Snowboarding in Springfield

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First Hike Hits the High Points in Fairfax County

Event features fresh air and a photo contest.

First hike in Fairfax County parks

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Parkway Widening Crosses Another Hurdle

Cut-through traffic becomes the issue for the Burke Centre attendees.

Fairfax County Parkway widening inches along.

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Burke Gems & Beads in a Business of Beauty

After seven years, local bead artists have found a niche.

Burke bead shop.

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Concrete Pours for the Waterfront Project

Waterfront project construction

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Potholes Beware, City Has New Weapon for Patching

Longer lasting hot patches will be made in the field.

Pothole patching in Alexandria

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Neighborhood Wildlife Falls Victim to Metro Mowers

Milkweed and other butterfly and bee friendly plants cut to ground level.

Milkweed and other butterfly and bee friendly plants cut to ground level by Metro mowers.

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Backpacking the World Landed Couple in Alexandria

House-sitting and laptop computer jobs became their way of life

House-sitting and laptop computer jobs became the way of life for one couple

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Plan for Stream Restoration in Alexandria Includes Cutting Down Trees

Pike’s Branch is under VDOT’s microscope.

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