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Mike Salmon

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Parkway Meeting Further Scrubs the Wish List

Problems and solutions presented to a Mount Vernon audience.

Parkway Meeting

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Commercial Vans an Eyesore to Some, Part of the Job To Others

First Amendment is cited with the vehicles.

parking woes

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Take Out Frustrations at The Smash Pit

Grab a sledge hammer and relieve some stress.

Smash Pit

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Helping Boost Vienna Economy

New Town Economic Development Manager has a listening tour on agenda

Vienna mgr

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Vestibule Expanded at St. Lawrence Catholic Church

St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Franconia

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VDOT’s Plan at Popes Head Road Comes Together

Design public hearing planned for Dec. 12.

VDOT plans to widen parkway

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Fairfax CROP Hunger Walk Hits the Streets in November

Event is celebrating 50th year.

CROP walk

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MVCCA Hits 50, Still on Point with Mission

Council credited with past efforts and future plans at anniversary gala.

MVCCA turns 50

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ECHO Acts as the Hub for Feeding Families in Need

The assortment of food drives around the holidays keeps their pantries full.

ECHO and the holidays

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EPA Administrator and Supervisor Herrity Visit Recycling Center

Nov. 15 is now “Fairfax County Recycles Day,” in coordination with “America Recycles Week.”

recycling

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Local Rugby Player Signs to U.S. Team

West Springfield alumni going to San Diego for first game.

local rugby player

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Another Option Coming for Commuters Inside the Beltway

The I-395 Express Lanes are opening soon, and tolling will begin.

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Military Life was Highlighted at a School in Mount Vernon

Military Families Took the Stage for the Waynewood Elementary Veteran’s Day Celebration

Veteran's Day

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Woodlawn Cultural Center Moves Forward

Project touches on revitalizing Woodlawn in tune with other historic elements.

Woodlawn Cultural Center

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Getting From Metro to NOVA Campus and Business Center is Challenging

Connector road needed to improve access.

Metro access.

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More Big Box Stores Closing Doors

Stores Closing

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Smiles All Around at Democrat Victory Party in Fairfax

Gun violence prevention topped the action list for many.

Democratic party

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Garden Replaces Rolling Valley Sign

Monument sign is now a colorful garden.

Rolling Valley sign

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Supervisor Storck’s Expo Highlights Global Warming

Second annual event features a variety of workshops.

Expo

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Burke Dentist Hangs up Drill and Soccer Cleats

47 years seeing patients is enough for Dr. Rice.

Burke Dentist Retires

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Fire in Belle View Damages Businesses

No civilian injuries in six-alarm Belle View Shopping Center fire.

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Local Farming Employs Adults with Special Needs and Autism

Big brother started program that now supplies lettuce to George Mason University and the Springfield Country Club.

Locally grown

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Three People Dead at Shooting Scene in Burke

A domestic dispute turns into a murder-suicide, according to police.

Burke Shooting

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Area Bicyclists Take Mount Vernon Tour

More than 160 riders gathered at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton to start the ride.

Tour de Mount Vernon

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Clifton’s Small-town Charm, Big-time Fun

Tie dyes, kettle corn and a variety of music kept the crowds busy.

Clifton Day

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Springfield Railroad Station: Local History Tales

Civil War soldiers and former postmasters once occupied this whistlestop station.

Springfield Railroad Station

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Need for REAL ID Getting Real

Crowds at DMV impact wait times, but officials are looking for solutions.

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Vienna Theatre Uses Timeless Slapstick in Fall Comedy

‘One Man, Two Guvnors’ runs Oct. 18 through Nov. 3 at the Vienna Community Center.

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Waterfront Construction Casts a Long Shadow Over Sightseeing

Size of project surprises some.

Waterfront Construction

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Locally Made Film is a Hit on Amazon Prime

Lake Braddock alumnus, local filmmaker.

Lake Braddock alumnus, local filmmaker.

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Popular Golf Spot May be Going Away

Landowner looking for other options as the Top Golf business model has expanded; everything on hold for now.

Top Golf

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Vienna Residents Happy With Town, Survey Says

Town of Vienna wins two national awards based on ‘Voice of the People.’

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Lake Accotink Lives On

Dredging the lake and applying preservation measures is a victory for Accotink.

Lake Accotink

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Saturday Evening Crash Near Fort Belvoir Leaves One Dead

Saturday Evening Crash Near Fort Belvoir Leaves One Dead

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South County Government Building Named for Gerry Hyland

Legendary former supervisor’s efforts to help people was his top achievement.

Hyland

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Smiles and Sunshine at Lorton Station Fair

Lorton Station Fair

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Healthcare Facilities Stand Out in Mount Vernon

Hospital officials from Army and INOVA represented at chamber meeting.

Healthcare in Mount Vernon

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Fairfax County Long Term Plan Enters the Think Tank

A series of meetings with public participation is underway.

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Win for Arlington Bicyclists on Lynn Street

Lane is widened and safety improvements added.

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Vienna Volunteer Fire Chief Awarded

Chief Morrison internationally recognized for developing a tracking system.

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TSA Building Shaping Up in Springfield

Government building in Springfield

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Trains Roll Again at Metro

Stations reopen with improvements, although some construction continues.

Metro opens

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Skills of a Clown

Taking Clown Class at the Workhouse unleashes the inner five-year-old.

A Day at Clown School

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Civil War History Told Through the Relics

Local historian is turning his collection and homegrown war lore into a book.

Civil War relics on display at winery.

Marina Caters to the Waterman in Everyone

Cove right off the marina is sheltered for beginners and veteran sailors.

Belle Haven Marina

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“Ice and Lights” planned at Cameron Run.

“Ice and Lights” planned at Cameron Run.

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