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Mike Salmon

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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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Working To Improve Traffic Flow in Lorton

A “network problem” that includes traffic to I-95.

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Panhandling at the Traffic Signals is Picking Up in Area

Officials looking for alternatives to handing out spare change.

Panhandling

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Fairfax Homeless Help Decorate the City

New program pays for a days work to Lamb Center ‘Guests.’

New homeless program in Fairfax.

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Fairfax Will Miss Rolling Thunder

May 2019 will be the final Memorial Day ride of this type.

Rolling Thunder ending in May.

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Lorton Intersection Looked at for Change

Traffic addressed at Lorton Road and Silverbrook.

Lorton Road intersection

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Plan for Stream Restoration Includes Cutting Down Trees

Pike’s Branch in Alexandria is under VDOT’s microscope.

Pike's Branch

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Santa and S'mores at Lake Accotink

Holiday at Lake Accotink

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Holiday Extravaganza at South County High

School raises funds and community service hours.

Holiday Extravaganza at South County High

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Small Business, Small Church Host a Festive Evening

Nalls and Kingstowne Communion both have roots in the surrounding community.

Christmas at Nalls

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Gifts Galore

Shopping at Mount Vernon High School Holiday Market

Gifts

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Burke Has a Heart of Gold Somewhere

Local gold prospecting pays off in tiny amounts.

Gold found in area.

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One-Lane Underpass Now Seeing Backups

Changes to the outdated underpass at Cinder Bed Road being studied.

Changes to Underpass Studied

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Mount Vernon By Bike Fosters Exploring

Two-wheelers star in third annual Tour de Mount Vernon.

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Mount Vernon By Bike Fosters Exploring

Two-wheelers star in third annual Tour de Mount Vernon.

Tour De Mount Vernon bike ride

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Hunger Walk Helps Those in Need

Fundraiser helps many without food locally and nationally.

CROP walk

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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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