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Mike Salmon

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Federal Property Up For Sale in Franconia

Past soil contaminations may require extensive efforts.

Real Estate

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Valentine’s Day Is Short on Planning Ahead

Last Minute Valentine’s orders are par for the course in Mount Vernon

Valentine's Day Planning

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Bunnyman Brewery To Open at Workhouse

Business model hopes to attract customers for art and local brew.

Brewery planned

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Bulldozers Roll for New Government Complex in Franconia

When completed, there will be several entities in one location.

Ground clearing

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Group Discussion Highlights Possible Remedies to Lee Chapel Road

Conference call with county, state and school officials, father of an accident victim and other parents.

Crash conference call

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WETA Cameras Rolling in Three Mount Vernon Neighborhoods

Show highlights homes while the touring team guesses the selling price.

Real Estate Show

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Local Park and Rec Center Renamed

Lee District Park sheds the connection with the Confederates.

Park name change

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Fatal Crash on Lee Chapel Road Claims Two Students’ Lives

Steep hills are no stranger to fatalities in Fairfax Station.

Fatal crash in Fairfax Station

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Rock Art Show Splashes Color in Mount Vernon

Nepenthe Gallery is hosting famous artworks from the Scooby Doo and Yellow Submarine days.

Beatles Art

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Mount Vernon Sees a Lot in 2022

A few noteworthy events are a sample of the community growth.

2022 in Review

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Horses and Cows Were Common around Mount Vernon

The Gazette was delivered on horseback at one point.

Horses

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Traffic Safety Under the Microscope Once Again

Lusk’s Virtual Town Hall Meeting brings out VDOT, police

Traffic Meeting

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Plants and Animals Center the Stage at Huntley Meadows

Park photo contest reveals the variety of species in this county park.

Photo Show

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Fairfax County Park Authority Changes, Additions

Changes to enhance the gold standard they earned five times in the past.

Park staff changes

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Mount Vernon Rec Center Renovations Already Impacting Users

Furniture removal irks some; big changes on their way.

Mt. Vernon Rec Center

Murder Suspect Lead to a Police Chase in Mount Vernon

Arrest was made in the Eisenhower Valley off Picket Street.

Shooting leads to chase

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Fatal Shooting in Hybla Valley on Monday Night

Neighbors found victim on the sidewalk on Audubon Avenue.

Shooting in Hybla Valley

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Family Roots Fuel Fermentation in Mount Vernon

Woodlawn Press Winery entrepreneurs do it all on site.

Family Wine Business

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Torpedo Factory Artists Take Their Works On the Road in Alexandria

Show at Mark Center is one of many planned for other parts of Alexandria.

Art Show

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Local Jazz Artist Wows Crowds

Worldwide and at Laporta’s on Duke Street

Jazz singer

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Candlelight Tour Highlights George Washington’s Christmas in Mount Vernon

The setting is Christmas time in 1772.

Mount Vernon tour

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The Dixie Pig Aura Lives On

A booth from the old restaurant has found a home in Winchester.

Dixie Pig

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Batten Down the Hatches for the Top Boat Names in 2022

Boat US Releases the top boat names to shiver me timbers

Boat Names

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America Recycles Day, Reminder that Recycling Is Forever

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

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Dogs and Cats Keep Them Busy at the Mount Vernon Animal Hospital

Pets are an important part of the family.

Vet business

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Roadside Marketing Efforts Rampant on Richmond Highway

Some say it is unsightly.

Roadside signs

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Huntley Meadows Haunted by Car Burglaries

Increased lighting and police patrols are on the suggestion list.

Car Burglaries

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Tour de Mount Vernon Explores Mount Vernon Sites

Annual bike ride gets more riders each year.

Tour de Mount Vernon

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Local Deli’s Sandwich List Resembles the Old Ball Coach’s Playbook

Washington football stars go down in Franconia Deli history.

Football-themed sandwiches

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A New Springfield Discussed at Chamber Meeting in Mount Vernon

New elements around the town center will bring needed economic development.

New Springfield discussed

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Historic Huntley has Secrets for the Trained Eye and Ears in Mount Vernon

Lesser visited Mount Vernon site offers special view of the Hybla Valley.

Historic Huntley

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Community Shopping Area Adorned by New Parklet

All sorts of possibilities for colorful space in the Mount Vernon Plaza shopping center.

New Parklet

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Pedestrian Fatality in Familiar Spot along Richmond Highway in Mount Vernon

County roads continue to be hazardous for pedestrians.

Pedestrian Hazards

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Off-The-Beaten-Path Is Cervantes Secret in south Springfield

Artisan coffees accent the Central American theme with an industrial look.

Cervantes Coffee

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Storm Flooding Is Not Only a Risk for Coastal Areas

Homeowners everywhere eye flood insurance; measures to protect inland boats also recommended.

Floods

Updating BRT Station Names

The community spoke out and officials listened.

BRT Names

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Discussion Opens for Mount Vernon Woods Park Redevelopment

Comment period ends Oct. 10.

Park development

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Mount Vernon Fire Damages Apartments

No injuries reported in the top floor fire.

Fire

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Ribbon Cut on New Mount Vernon Trail Feature

National Park Service improvement is one of a few along the parkway.

MV Trail

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Working Up the Scares at The Haunt in Lorton

Workhouse Arts Center’s Haunted House in Lorton is a work of theatrical proportions.

Workhouse Haunt

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Parkway Intersections In Crosshairs Again

Belle Haven Road and Belle View Boulevard were topics at meeting.

Parkway

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Calmness and Nutrition

Mantra at Zen Press Juice Bar

If you go… Zen Press Juice Bar & Café 8120 Richmond Highway (703) 852-3929 www.zenpressjuice.com/

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It's the SUMMER of the Summer of George

The local band now has a video.

Summer of George hits it big this summer

Scenes in Mount Vernon

There’s more to the community than George Washington and the historic plantation.

Scenes in Mount Vernon

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Tour de Mount Vernon

See the district from the seat of a bicycle

Bike Ride

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Highs and Lows Hits a High with New Store in Springfield

Mount Vernon store paves way to Town Center location with an international flare.

High-Low

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Park Volunteers Awarded for Efforts Against Invasive Species

Their efforts are recognized with a Elly Doyle Park Service Award for 2022

Invasive species

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