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Truck Enthusiast’s Collection Includes an Old Fire Truck

Historic fire truck got its start in Burke

Fire Truck

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Lorton Landfill Mountain Could Become ‘Fairfax Peak’

Officials delay decision on possible indoor ski slope, looking for more public comments before moving forward.

Indoor Ski Slope

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Deer Hunting in Fairfax County Controls Herd Populations

Bow hunting program nets hundreds of deer each year.

Deer hunting

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Mount Vernon Serenity Cut Short By Noisy Tailpipes

Modified mufflers put out sounds that carry through quiet neighborhoods.

Noisy tailpipes

Viewpoints: What are the Greatest Things About Living in the Springfield/Lorton/Clifton/Fairfax/Fairfax Station Area?

Viewpoints: What are the Greatest Things About Living in the Springfield/Lorton/Clifton/Fairfax/Fairfax Station Area?

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Hollywood Musician Got His Start at Robinson Secondary

A Fairfax man was nominated for an Emmy Award recently.

Emmy Nominee

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Burke Community Church Expanded, Enhanced

A major expansion project was recently completed at the Burke Community Church, adding space for a 1,150-seat worship center, adult classrooms, offices, lobby, cafe, bookstore and commercial kitchen.

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Police Support Group Visits the Franconia Police Station

No fires, rubber bullets or tear gas at this peaceful event.

Bolster the Blue

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Burke History Book is Published

Burke Historical Society spent over a year collecting stories and photos.

Burke History Book

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Former Lee District Supervisor Joe Alexander, 90, Dies

His efforts in Lee District show signs that will be forever remembered.

Death of Joe Alexander

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A Mural Completes the Renovation with a Positive Spin

A pro from Baltimore is the creative force for colorful wall art.

Springfield Mural

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School Supply Drive in Two Phases This Year?

Home schooling may be the only way this year.

School Supply Drive

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Looking for Parkway Improvements

Public is asked for suggestions for the Fairfax County Parkway and the Franconia-Springfield Parkway.

Parkway improvements

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Lake Braddock Seventh Grader Makes a Giant Step for Mankind

Alexander Mather wins the contest to name Mars rover and witnesses the lift off.

Mars Rover Named

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Terraced Garden Becomes a Natural Escape

Springfield backyard brings batches of beans, cucumbers and science lessons.

Garden Classroom

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Discarded PPE Litters Neighborhoods

Disposal of this essential equipment has not found its way into the trash cans in some cases.

PPE litter

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The Work of Bees, Birds and Butterflies Officially Recognized

National Pollinator Week notes the importance of pollination to the food chain.

Pollinator week

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Locals Embark on Paranormal Television Series

”The Witching Hour” was awarded for their non-fiction series.

Paranormal Show

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Four Road Projects Move Forward in Transportation Approval Chain in Fairfax County

Road projects are spread throughout County.

Transportation in Fairfax County got a boost lately when the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority moved forward on four projects in the county that are designed to help traffic congestion.

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In Fairfax County, Adopt-A-Road is a Hit

County has highest participation in Virginia.

With everyone concentrating on social distancing these days, the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-A-Highway is a possible option to clean the roadsides, get some sun, and practice social distancing while doing a good deed.

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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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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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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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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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Keeping an Eye on Accotink Creek

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

Accotink Creek

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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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Keeping the Chamber Boat Afloat in Northern Virginia

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

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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

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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New Grocery Store Fills Vacant Lot in Springfield

Lidl offers options and new grocery philosophy.

Lidl opens in Springfield

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New Heliport for the Fairfax County Police Helicopter is in the Works

Upgraded facility will address the safety and efficiency of this county asset.

Police Helicopter

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New Lucy Burns Museum Highlights the Suffragists and Area History

Workhouse Arts Center now houses a museum that explores two phases of the Lorton Reformatory experience.

Workhouse Museum

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All-Night Graduation Parties Are Coming Fast

Fundraising plays a big part in bringing the whole thing to fruition.

Grad parties.

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Crochet Coffee Sleeves Spread Positive Vibe

Fairfax mother and her children act inspire others with the handmade items.

Crochet Coffee Sleeves Spread Positive Vibe

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Golfing at Burke Lake Gets Seniors Out

The Burke Lake Seniors Golf Club is about more than just playing a round of golf.

Burke Seniors Golf Club

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School Time Allotted for Civic Engagement

School Board allows excuse absence for activism.

Schools allow for civic activities.

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Biking in Fairfax County Gets a New Face for Advocacy

Matt Roberts now behind the wheel for FABB

FABB

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Rebranding Complete at Springfield Golf and Country Club

Upgraded interior moves away from traditional country club features.

country club

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Local Gymnast Lands on the Medal Podium

Brandon Krzynefski wins a bronze medal as part of the Team USA power tumbling team.

Brandon Krzynefski

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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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Vestibule Expanded at St. Lawrence Catholic Church

St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Franconia

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