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Mike Salmon

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Metro Station Closures Nearly Over

Buses picked up the slack, leaving some riders happy.

Metro Station Closures Nearly Over

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Getting Around in Vienna: Under the Microscope

Officials are seeking public input and evaluating before making a move.

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Intersection Improvements Planned in Springfield and Burke

Traffic calming efforts coincide with meeting ADA compliance.

Intersection Improvements Planned in Springfield and Burke

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National Night Out Enhances Neighborliness

Annual community event is a chance to mingle and enjoy ice cream.

National Night Out

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Group Home Opens in Springfield

Community members with an open toolbox and outlook refurbish a home for the intellectually disabled.

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Policing the River in Marine Patrol 1

Police boat plays many roles on local tidal waters.

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Texas Donuts Opening in Lorton

The bigger than usual donuts will be the main draw.

Texas Donuts in Lorton

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Lee District Field Gets Resurfaced

This field is on the 10-year plan.

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Springfield Is Looking for a few Good Signs

County revitalization office is working with local officials on new gateway signs.

Sprinfield signs

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Lee District Field Gets Resurfaced

The field is on the 10-year plan.

The field is on the 10-year plan.

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Speed: Major Factor on Parkway Safety

Solutions will impact commuters.

Parkway Safety

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Belle Haven Dockmaster Rides with the Wind

Sailing lessons plant the boating seed for many youngsters in Mount Vernon.

Belle Haven Dockmaster

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Community Voices Concerns About Shootings

Police meet with residents to seek leads.

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More Fixes for I-95 Could Happen Soon

Virginia officials holding a series of meetings this month to hear ideas.

More Fixes for I-95 Could Happen Soon

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Cold Case in Mount Vernon Remains Mystery

Technology, time and area development create challenges to solving it.

Cold Case in Mount Vernon

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Community Voices Concerns about Shootings

Police meet with residents to seek leads.

Community Voices Concerns about Shootings

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Tight Staffing Creates Cutbacks in Trash Service

Occasionally cans go untouched on trash day.

Trash Collecting

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Clifton Honors Independence Day with Hometown Parade

Clifton Honors Independence Day with Hometown Parade

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Lorton Barber Shop: 20 Years As a Local Favorite

Neighborhood barbershop sees the same faces on Silverbrook Road.

Neighborhood barbershop sees the same faces on Silverbrook Road.

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Celebrating the 4th

Stars and Stripes come out in Marlan Forest.

July 4 parade in Mount Vernon

Getting the Kinks Out May Take a Round of Myofascial Release

Workshop in Springfield focuses on muscle tension skills that can be used at home.

Myofascial Release

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Autonomous Vehicles Finding the Way on Base

Driverless shuttles look futuristic as they navigate a route around parade field.

Testing Autonomous Vehicles on Base

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City’s Investment In Full Bloom

Shoreline and Windmill Park areas enter first growing season.

City’s Investment in Shoreline Project in Full Bloom

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Clown School Comes to Workhouse

Clown training has other advantages along with laughter and smiles. Motto: “Break all the rules, be a clown.”

Clown school

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Recycling Efforts Gain Steam in Fairfax County

Purple bins and increased efforts may be needed.

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Disability Specialist Uses Film to Highlight Employment Issues

New film possibly in AFI Film Festival in late June.

Mount Vernon Filmmaker

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Amazon, Virginia Tech Detail Their Plans

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce hosts discussion.

Mount Vernon-Lee Chamber of Commerce hosts Amazon discussion

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West Potomac Wolverines Look to the Future

Graduation ceremony speakers highlight opportunity.

Graduation ceremony speakers highlight opportunity.

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Affordable Housing Projects Partially Funded in Mount Vernon

Residences at North Hill and The Arden move forward.

Affordable Housing Projects

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SOL Skills Used in Cardboard Boats Pay Off at Lake Accotink

Annual Springfield Regatta is a hit.

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SOL Skills Used in Cardboard Boats Pay Off

Annual Springfield Regatta is a hit at Accotink.

Cardboard Boat Race in Springfield

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Last Day at Metro Station Has Some Pondering

Summer shutdown began Memorial Day weekend.

Summer shutdown began Memorial Day weekend.

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Healthy Job Market, International Travel Difficulties Impact Local Pools

Memorial Day pool openings changed; swimming plans come up dry in some spots.

lifeguard shortage

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At Springfield Days Festival, the Show Will Go On

Despite rumor, the two-day event is still on!

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‘Northfax’ Project Completed

Drainage, turn lanes and pedestrian facilities make a better intersection at Route 50 and Chain Bridge Road in Fairfax.

Northfax road project

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Helicopter Noise Irritates Homeowners in Mount Vernon, Lorton

Davison Airfield in Fort Belvoir is not being neighborly, some say.

Helicopters from Davison Airfield in Fort Belvoir

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Summer Preview at Pool Open House

Community gathering spot in Springfield welcomes new and old members.

Fox Hunt Pool and Tennis Club in Springfield

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Area Residents Bike To Work

Plenty of juice, fruit and enthusiasm.

Area Residents Bike To Work

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Looking Ahead to the Summer in Springfield and Burke

Fresh fruits and cardboard boats are coming up this summer.

Fresh fruits and cardboard boats are coming up this summer.

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Wish Lists for Northern Virginia Transportation

Spring transportation meeting brings out wish lists, examines smart scale rating system.

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Resident Curator Shows Off Results

Stempson House in Lorton getting a makeover.

Stempson house

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Looking Ahead to Summer

Fireworks and Farmers Markets are just a few of the things coming up this summer.

Summer events in Mount Vernon

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Event in Mount Vernon Highlights Environment

Supervisor plans on focusing on the environment in upcoming campaign.

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Wings over Mount Vernon

Bulgarian manager praised as he delivers strong sales of chicken wings after one year in business.

Wings award in Mount Vernon

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Clean-up honors namesake of Jeff Todd Way.

Clean-up honors namesake of Jeff Todd Way.

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Customers Savor Barbecue at Johnny Mac’s

Carry out attracts Mount Vernon locals and North Carolina barbecue fans looking for authenticity.

Customers Savor Barbecue at Johnny Mac’s

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LPGA Event Puts Springfield On the Map

Qualifying round brings in women golfers from everywhere.

LPGA at Springfield

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South County Percussion Band on National Stage

School’s drumline group lands in 15th place at a competition in Dayton, Ohio.

Drumline band

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Cricket Brownies and Solar Energy Highlight Storck’s Earth Day Event

Mount Vernon Supervisor focuses on the environment to spearhead campaign season.

Storck's Earth Day Event

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