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Mike Salmon

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Pedestrian Bridge Meetings Narrow it Down

Second Braddock Road pedestrian workshop supports bridge crossing Braddock Road.

Braddock Road pedestrian bridges.

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Mediterranean Grill Expands in Springfield

Free giveaway on opening day

Springfield restaurant opens.

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Environment Expo Examines Local Challenges

Event gets participants involved.

Mount Vernon looks at environment

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Woodlawn Stables Site Eyed for Partial Development

Plans are in the works to preserve while highlighting the area for adaptive reuse.

Stable Site Eyed for Reuse

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Teen Star and Photography Buff Comes to Town

Keenan Allen displays his laid back, Hollywood side.

Keenan Allen book signing at Springfield Town Center

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FABB Seeks Bike Connectivity

County supervisors highlight bike efforts in Mount Vernon and Lee Districts.

Bicycling in Mount Vernon

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Museum of U.S. Army Coming Soon

Artifacts, personal accounts and Army history will be part of the museum’s attractions.

Army museum in Belvoir

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Bike Connectivity Part of Discussion at FABB Meeting

County supervisors highlight bike efforts in Mount Vernon and Lee Districts.

Biking plans for area examined

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Rocky Horror at the Workhouse

Local talent, up and coming performers make the horror classic.

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Workhouse in Lorton

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Rocky Horror at the Workhouse

Local talent, up and coming performers make the horror classic.

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Workhouse in Lorton

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West Springfield Spartans Raise Funds for Student Activities

West Springfield High School fundraiser.

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The Church Oktoberfest Preaches Inclusivity

Multi-ethnic event was a hit in a diverse community.

Oktoberfest at Church includes all

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Healing at ‘Empirical Grace’

West Springfield alumni opens acupuncture office in Springfield.

Acupuncture in Springfield

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Second Saturday Celebrates Creativity in Lorton

Art show spawns artists and creativity at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Lorton arts on Second Saturday

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Final Development Phase Gets Underway at Former Prison in Lorton

Commuting distance and uniqueness attract residents

Phase II of development

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Clifton Day Goes on Without a Hitch

Food, fun, music and kissing bulldogs made the festival.

Clifton Day 2018

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Mind, Matter and Meditation

New Honest Soul Yoga opens in Springfield.

New Honest Soul Yoga opens in Springfield.

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Conflict over Bike Trails

Getting around Huntley Meadows Park is an obstacle to some bicyclists.

Bike trails axed from county plan in Mount Vernon area.

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Giving Back to the Neighborhood

The block party had music, munchies and lederhosen.

DRP Block Party rocks.

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Singing Actress Got Her Start at Lake Braddock’s Les Misérables

National Anthems, fetching coffee and driving a movie star around were stepping stones for Allie Haines

Blossoming star on the stage, Allie Haines

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Rain Stops the Butterfly Release in Fairfax

The memorial event still goes on.

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Kiddie Academy Opens in North Springfield

West Springfield alumni is running the academy with his wife.

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Ben & Jerry’s Finds a Home in Vienna

Opening in late September, the shop will feature a Vienna mural.

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‘All That Jazz’ at Lake Anne

Festival features brass, beer and empanadas.

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Au Pair Reunion in McLean

Wedding next year in Austria is next stop for the Hodge family.

Au pair reunion at the Hodges in McLean.

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Arriving for First Day of School at Waynewood

Construction and humidity are no match for the first day excitement.

First day at Waynewood Elementary School in Mount Vernon

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Doors Open at West Springfield on First Day of School

Some trailers are gone but construction continues.

First day at West Springfield High School

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Springfield’s Bridge Walk is One of a Kind

Community event sports pageantry, patriotism.

Springfield’s Bridge Walk is One of a Kind

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Amish Cover Band Rocks the House in Vienna

Nottoway Park’s natural stage setting doubled as a dance floor for the Amish Outlaws.

Amish Outlaws rock the park.

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Community Embraces DRP Pizzeria in Belle Haven

Second DRP in Alexandria offers Northern Italian cuisine specialties.

DRP Pizzeria

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Chrome and Comradery Follow the Local HOG Chapter

Kids love the Harley Davidsons at Pohick Library.

Motorcycle show at Library.

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Construction Over Accotink Creek Slows Traffic

Lanes narrow and shift but work will only last into this fall.

Work on bridge over Accotink Creek.

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Save the Elephants from Mount Vernon

Pachyderm activism and Elephant Cupcakes

World Elephant Day

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Vandals Hit the Marshall Cemetery in Burke

Remains of Burke residents lie in the historic cemetery that is now marred with spray paint.

Burke cemetery hit by vandals.

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Playing on a Home Turf

Clifton musician headlines the Park Entertainment Series at Burke

Clifton musician plays at Burke Lake

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ReloRides Banking on This Transient Area

Start-up launches in Arlington for transporting cars.

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Saving Elephants Connects Locally

Elephant awareness is the message at wine store in Belle View.

Save the Elephants event

From Seattle to Virginia by Bike

Mount Vernon Trail was part of this cyclist’s journey.

Mount Vernon Trail was part of this cyclist’s journey from Seattle.

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Enjoying National Night Out in Mount Vernon

Annual event brings police, neighbors together.

National Night Out in Hollin Hall

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Reptiles from Near and Far Star in the Pohick Library Event

Snakes, lizards and turtles dominated the afternoon.

Reptile show at library in Springfield

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National Night Out Breaks Down Barriers

This year’s event wrestles with thunder and lightning.

National Night Out in Springfield

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Restaurant Space Now Houses Arlington Art Alliance

Converting the eatery was an inside job as spouses brought their toolboxes and skills.

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White Oaks Renovation Is One of Several Underway

Price tag for renovations is over $17 million.

White Oaks Renovation Is One of Several Underway

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Talking and Knitting Go Far at The Yarn Barn

Problems solved, pizzas eaten and socks made in Burke shop.

Yarn Barn in Burke

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Plans for Empty Lot Include Library, Maybe More

Multi-use facility could save the county money.

Land for Library and Possibly More County Facilities

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Fallen Tree in Burke Claims the Life of Homeowner

The saturated soil might have played a role in the accident, toppling the enormous tree.

Tree Topples on House in Burke

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