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Park Goers Take Advantage of Openings on Memorial Day Weekend

At parks along the Parkway, many enjoyed the sunshine as relief from the quarantine days.

Parks open in Mount Vernon

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Park Goers Return to Burke Lake Park

Locals dotted the spaces on Memorial Day weekend as relief from the quarantine days.

Park opens Memorial Day

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Orange Line Stations Closing All Summer

Metro’s platform project continues; riders urged to seek other routes.

Last summer it was the blue line’s turn; this summer it’s the orange line stations closing, part of WMATA’s Platform Improvement Project. The Vienna, Dunn Loring, and both East and West Falls Church Metro Stations, as well as all Silver Line service, will be closed from May 23 through Sept. 7, WMATA said. West Falls Church Metro Station will remain open as both Silver and Orange Line trains can pass through the closed stations but will not stop at them.

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New Mayor to Work for #OneVienna

Linda Jane Colbert grew up in Vienna and looks at her new position as an opportunity for all.

In a local election last week, Vienna now has a new mayor, Linda Colbert, who has deep roots in the town and a few goals in mind that surround her campaign slogan of “#OneVienna.”

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Burke Community on Parade for Veteran’s 100th Birthday

Lots of honks, waves and social distancing.

100 Birthday

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Stay-at-Home Order Allows More Time for Road Construction in Virginia

When traffic is down, the crews extend time with lane closures, resulting in project progress.

The quarantine that seems to have no end is having some positive impacts. With most businesses closed and most people staying home most of the time, rush hours have been minimal, gas use is down, local streets are becoming the roads less traveled. For road crews, this is time to pick up the pace.

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Front Line Medical Staff Get New Tennis Shoes

Local athletic shoe companies donate special shoes to medical staff Impacted by COVID-19.

New shoes for medical workers.

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Litter Trap Installed on Little Hunting Creek

Pilot program conducted on an area creek suffering from trash infestation.

Litter Trap

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Living Legends of 2020

Frank Fannon IV

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Mount Vernon Farmers Market To Open in May

It could pave the way for more as the county could gradually reopen.

Some Farmers Markets to open in May

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Creek Plan in Hollin Hills Generates Push Back

Some residents say County plan is unnecessary and expensive.

Hollin Hills creeks

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Parade for Mac McConnell’s 99th Birthday

Social distancing in place, but the smiles prevailed.

birthday

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Reston, Mount Vernon and Burke Farmers Markets to Open in May

It could pave the way for more as county gradually reopens.

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Catfish Fry Feeds Many in Gum Springs

The lot at the Greater Morning Star Apostolic Church is busy on Sundays.

Catfish meal in Mount Vernon.

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Chick-fil-A Coming to Kingstowne, Sooner or Later

Spot is picked but public meetings and COVID-19 are obstacles.

Kingstowne Chick-fil-A

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Keeping an Eye on Accotink Creek

‘Transform 66,’ construction stirring the silt pot in Fairfax.

Accotink Creek

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Chef Andres’ World Central Kitchen Feeding Hundreds in Mount Vernon

In the pandemic, need for food is great around Rising Hope United Methodist Church

Chef Andres

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A Former Lake Braddock Bruin Now on Hollywood’s Red Carpets

Emily Peachey, class of 2009, is making movies and a name as an actress.

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Time Warp Along Telegraph Goes from Revolutionary Sites to Civil War

Part three of the Telegraph Road series goes to the edge of Alexandria.

Telegraph Road, part 3

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Keeping the Chamber Boat Afloat in Northern Virginia

Various Chambers of Commerce are helping members to get through the pandemic.

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A Burning Barn was Part of Hayfield Farm’s Past

The second of three articles exploring historic Telegraph Road in southern Fairfax County.

Hayfield Farm

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Kaiser Permanente is Expanding in Springfield

Nearby transportation options make the town center location accessible.

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Mount Air Estate Housed Yankees, Rebels and Railroad Builders

The first of three articles exploring historic Telegraph Road in southern Fairfax County.

Telegraph Road

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Auto Train Still Chugging Along in Lorton

Amtrak’s service is the only of its kind in the nation.

Amtrak’s auto train

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COVID-19 Puts Some Into a Time of Need

Area charity organizations are ready to lend a helping hand; donations needed.

Charities

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‘Big Ideas’ Sought for Occoquan Park

Additional land open for a park element that would attract tourism.

Occoquan Park

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Neon Green Creek Waters Alarm Mount Vernon Residents

Friends of Dyke Marsh were quick to respond.

Dyke Marsh

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Mount Vernon Restaurants are Adapting

Carry out and delivery continue.

Dining Restrictions

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Schools Open Doors for Breakfast and Lunch

During the extended closure due to the coronavirus, county schools offer meals.

School lunch during virus

Electricity Blamed for Many House Fires in Fairfax County

Safety precautions can be taken before tragedy strikes.

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Virginia House Passes Bike, Pedestrian and Driver Bills Aimed at Safety

New Assembly makeup allows for more safety legislation.

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Springfield TAGS Circulator Bus Might be on Budget Chopping Block

Local commuter icon possibly going away.

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Local Resident Moonlights as a Floating Trash Picker

Cleaning up the Potomac got Joe Wright international recognition.

SUPGarbageman

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Construction on New Fire Station has Begun

New facility will be modern and energy efficient.

New Fire Station Coming

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Fairfax County Plans at Little Hunting Creek Upset New Homeowner

Plans weren’t disclosed at the time of purchase, he said.

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South Fairfax County Stalker Caught on Doorbell Camera

Technology around the Newington neighborhood is valuable in this case.

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Saratoga Starbucks Will Soon Relocate

Separate building in the same shoping center will have more room for coffee and conversation.

Saratoga Starbucks is moving soon

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Change May be in Store for Belle View Shopping Center

Plans being discussed for mixed use and a modern look.

Belle View Shopping Center

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New Grocery Store Fills Vacant Lot in Springfield

Lidl offers options and new grocery philosophy.

Lidl opens in Springfield

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Healing Journey Up Mount Kilimanjaro

Son’s life was honored by family group on a momentous journey to the top.

Up Mount Kilimanjaro

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Roses Are Red, Violets Are Blue

Local flower shop knows the routine on Valentine’s Day.

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Pedestrian Safety is a Focus of Fairfax County Supervisors’ Efforts

The number of pedestrian fatalities in recent months raised concerns.

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