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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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Knee Rehab and Cardio Workouts Bring People Together at Club Pilates

Joseph Pilates’ training began the practice in England.

Pilates

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Painting the Sounds and Vibrance of Music

Workhouse Artist Britt Conley’s knack for expressing music with her brush strokes.

Workhouse Artist Britt Conley

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Site Being Cleared for Vienna Market

Bulldozers and bucket loaders clear the land at Maple Avenue and Pleasant Street for housing and retail.

Site Being Cleared for Vienna Market

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Three-Wheeled Bikes Becoming Popular

Bikes@Vienna sees the uptick this summer.

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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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Trash Collection Staffing is Tight, Resulting in Cutbacks of Service in Fairfax County

Occasionally, cans go untouched on trash day.

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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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