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Mike Salmon

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Fort Hunt Alums Cheered Fellow Grad Outside 30 Rock in NYC

2018 road trip highlights included breakfast with alumnae Hoda Kotb and her co-star at the time, Savannah Guthrie.

Road Trip to NYC

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Good Shepherd Partners with Amazon in Housing Quest

Capital Campaign, successful five-year program, coming to an end.

Good Shepherd

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Expo Emphasizes Environmental Stewardship in Mount Vernon

Supervisor’s annual event at Fort Hunt Park grows every year.

Expo at Park

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Friends of Mount Vernon Trail Recognized

Clipping kudzu, wrestling roots and batting bugs all part of the effort.

Friends of Trail

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Area Experts Look at the Local Economy

Chamber gives some big-picture items cover NOVA as well.


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Tysons Gets Another Option for Lunch Breaks

Honest Soul Yoga expands to the Boro.

Honest Soul Yoga expands to the Boro.

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Comment Period Nears End for Bike-Ped Portion of Long Bridge

Friends of the Mount Vernon Trail are part of the discussion.

Long Bridge

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Franconia Hospital Project Moves Forward

It’s the second addition planned at this intersection in the Franconia District.

New Hospital

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Mental Health Crisis Snarls Traffic in Mount Vernon, ends Peacefully

Police respond on Tuesday at lunchtime, continued through Wednesday; and ended early Thursday morning.

Standoff in Mount Vernon

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International Musician Brings Troupe to Workhouse

Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley delivers multi-cultural sounds.

Workhouse musician

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Ohio Derailment Highlights Rail Safety Locally

Could derailment with hazardous chemical spill happen here?

Rail mishaps

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Student Art Planned for the Future BRT Stations

Public can vote on their favorites until April 3.


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Redevelopment of Rose Hill Shopping Center Meets Opposition

There is even a coalition against it.

There is even a coalition against it.

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Cereal Is Not Just for Breakfast

New food place in the Springfield Town Center is all about cereal.

New food place in the Springfield Town Center is all about cereal.

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Education Advocates Gather at Mount Vernon

Rally precedes hearing on Youngkin administration's proposed revised 2023 History and Social Science Standards of Learning.

Education rally

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Local Government, Museum, Child Care and Police All in One

Ground breaking in Franconia for multi-use facility

Government center

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Lack of Snow Leaves Some Hanging

Warm February leaves plows idle, salt domes full across county.

No Snow

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Reservoir Planned for Current Quarry Site in Lorton

Fairfax Water will address future droughts.

Water Plans

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Local Film Tackles a Health Issue in the Horror Genre

Filmmaker shot scenes in spots up and down Potomac River.

Local Indy Film

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Undergrounding Utilities Eyed for Richmond Highway

Dominion customers might pay a few cents more each month to cover it.

Utilities Underground

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Progress and Improvements Underway in Mount Vernon

Improvements in Mount Vernon

Local Bike Group Expands to Meet Bicycling Demand

FABB brings on a variety of volunteer directors.


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Nothing Like President’s Day at Mount Vernon

Crowds came out to celebrate the occasion.

President's Day

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The Beat Goes on with "Daddy-O” Art Show

Workhouse Art Center’s show culminates with bongo and guitars on March 18.

Art at the Workhouse

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Area Transportation Projects Are Focus of Chamber Meeting

Four projects planned for southern Fairfax County corridor.

Chamber meeting

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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.


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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