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Mike Salmon

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National Trails Day

County recognizes 10th anniversary of Gerry Connolly Cross County Trail

National Trails Day

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County in a Pickle over Noisy Pickleball

Nearby courts will be converted to appease the pickleball players.

Pickleball

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Living Legend Carolyn Lewis

Educator improving the lives of others.

Carolyn Lewis has seen Project Discovery Alexandria grow to an organization with 20 chapters in seven states providing guidance to students pursuing higher education.

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‘It Was a Labor of Love’ in Arlington

Pierogi burgers spur donations to World Central Kitchen for work in Ukraine.

World kitchen

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County Executive Presents FY 2025 Advertised Budget

Tax increase proposed; jobs cut; state underfunds schools; supervisors will make changes.

Budget

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Local Rock Band’s Original Song up for Award

With a handful of original songs and a show every weekend, the Mojo Aces have an ace in the hole this time around.

local band

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New President, New Ideas Coming to FABB

Bicycling group continues to grow with biking efforts in Fairfax County.

Over at the Fairfax Alliance for Better Bicycling, 2024 will start out with a new president, as former president Bruce Wright steps down and newly elected Joy Faunce takes over.

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New Food Establishments Open in Lorton

The growing area in Lorton off Silverbrook Road welcomed two new restaurants in January as this Liberty Market area grows with the population in southern Fairfax County.

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Macy’s Closing in Ballston, Laying Off Staff Locally

Arlington store is one of five closing nationwide.

Macy's Closing

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Car Crimes Are on ACE Units Radar

Useful in Mount Vernon for carjacking and auto thefts.

The Fairfax County Police Department is taking another step to get tough on car theft with the Auto Crimes Enforcement Unit known as “ACE.”

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Rep. Don Beyer Meets with Small Business Owners

Small Business Saturday reminders to shop small year round.

Small Business

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Trail Summit Highlights Connectivity

Discussion included the hard work done on the Mount Vernon Trail this summer.

In the end of October, area transportation officials got together for the second annual Northern Virginia Recreational Trails Summit to look at the recreational trails picture for the Northern Virginia area with a goal of improving the trail network.

Hunger Is Closer Than You Think

Food For Neighbors celebrates Its seventh anniversary and over 425,000 pounds of donations

Food

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National Park Service User Survey Comes to an End

Paved Trails Study looks at six trail networks in metro area including Mount Vernon.

This fall, the National Park Service gathered information for the Mount Vernon trail improvements as part of the “Paved Trails Study” in the National Capital Region that included the George Washington Memorial Parkway, C&O Canal National Historic Park, the Potomac Heritage Trail, Rock Creek Park trails and others in the National Mall and Historic Parks area.

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Fairfax County Plugs in First Electric Trash Truck

New truck is quiet and spews no diesel fumes.

Electric trash truck

Blood Donations Needed

Blood Donations Needed

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From Aqualung at Wolftrap This Month, Ian Anderson’s Rock Flute Delivers

The flute is the core of Jethro Tull’s deep-sea diver sounds.

By Mike Salmon

Re-Engineering Fairfax Minimum Parking Requirements

Parking

Examining and Correcting School Funding Formulas

Funding

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Tie Dye and Grateful Dead Are Alive Among Local Bands

Tie Dye and Grateful Dead Are Alive Among Local Bands

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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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Ohio Derailment Highlights Rail Safety Locally

Could derailment with hazardous chemical spill happen here?

Rail mishaps

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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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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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Lack of Snow Leaves Some Hanging

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

No Snow

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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

Local Bike Group Expands to Meet Bicycling Demand

FABB brings on a variety of volunteer directors.

FABB

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America Recycles Day, Reminder that Recycling Is Forever

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

Reduce, reuse, recycle.

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Local Band’s First Music Video Filmed on a DC Rooftop

”Running To You,” is complete, click the link at the end of the story.

https://youtu.be/wRj43NeO3JE

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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

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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

Eli Lev’s Music has Worldly Influences

Musician with local roots comes back for shows in October.

Eli Lev

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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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New Bike-Ped Bridge Gets Boost with RAISE Funding

River crossing is needed for safety.

Bike Bridge Proposal

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Rocking Local

Local rock band is highlighted by Led Zeppelin covers, original songs and George Castanza.

Summer of George

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Summer’s Here and Possibly Time to Stay Put

Fairfax County has plenty of options for a “stay-cation” this summer.

Summer Stay-Cation

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Blast from the Past: Time Capsules

These historical preservation tidbits are popping up everywhere.

Time Capsules

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County Art Contest Focuses on Water Conservation

High school artists called on to explore “One Water” theme.

Art contest

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New FABB Official Provides a Look From Across the Pond

Biking experience in Denmark provides a different angle for local biking.

New FABB member

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Musicians and Artists Ease the Cancer Experience

Soothing sounds echo through the lobbies at the Inova cancer centers around Northern Virginia.

Inova treatment

Fairfax Skaters Made the Cut for the 2022 Olympic Games

Local spotlight shines on the speed track and figure skating rink.

Local Olympians

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