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Mike Salmon

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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.

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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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Metro Station Closures Nearly Over

Buses picked up the slack, leaving some riders happy.

Metro Station Closures Nearly Over

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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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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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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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Tight Staffing Creates Cutbacks in Trash Service

Occasionally cans go untouched on trash day.

Trash Collecting

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Recycling Efforts Gain Steam in Fairfax County

Purple bins and increased efforts may be needed.

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SOL Skills Used in Cardboard Boats Pay Off

Annual Springfield Regatta is a hit at Accotink.

Cardboard Boat Race in Springfield

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Last Day at Metro Station Has Some Pondering

Summer shutdown began Memorial Day weekend.

Summer shutdown began Memorial Day weekend.

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Healthy Job Market, International Travel Difficulties Impact Local Pools

Memorial Day pool openings changed; swimming plans come up dry in some spots.

lifeguard shortage

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Summer Preview at Pool Open House

Community gathering spot in Springfield welcomes new and old members.

Fox Hunt Pool and Tennis Club in Springfield

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Area Residents Bike To Work

Plenty of juice, fruit and enthusiasm.

Area Residents Bike To Work

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Looking Ahead to the Summer in Springfield and Burke

Fresh fruits and cardboard boats are coming up this summer.

Fresh fruits and cardboard boats are coming up this summer.

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Wish Lists for Northern Virginia Transportation

Spring transportation meeting brings out wish lists, examines smart scale rating system.

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Resident Curator Shows Off Results

Stempson House in Lorton getting a makeover.

Stempson house

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LPGA Event Puts Springfield On the Map

Qualifying round brings in women golfers from everywhere.

LPGA at Springfield

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South County Percussion Band on National Stage

School’s drumline group lands in 15th place at a competition in Dayton, Ohio.

Drumline band

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Burke Lake Train: Tough and Nostalgic

The train is a big draw in the summer.

Burke Lake Train

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Beautifying, Preserving Marshall Cemetery

Historic Burke family grave has been target of vandals over the years.

Clean-up at Marshall Cemetery

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Shopping Center Set for a Facelift

‘New and improved’ will be the mantra for the Old Keene Mill Shopping Center.

’New and improved’ will be the mantra for the Old Keene Mill Shopping Center.

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One Super Commuter Loves the EBike Proposal

Officials eyeing rules to allow e-bikes on area bike trails.

Rules about ebikes

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Burke Lego Team Goes International

Lego robotics earns trophy and team building skills.

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Campers Need Travel Only As Far As Burke Lake

Camping is a feature of only two parks in the FCPA.

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Sports Tourism May Be Next for Northern Virginia

Area sports facilities looked at for tournaments, tax revenue and expansion.

Sports Tourism May Be Next for Northern Virginia

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Shooting in Springfield Leaves Three Dead

Shooting in Springfield Leaves Three Dead

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Drive Thru Dining Gridlocks Backlick

Chick-fil-A at Backlick Shopping Center is magnet eatery.

Chick-fil-A at Backlick Shopping Center is magnet eatery but causes traffic problems.

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Owning a Pet is Healthier, Better for the Owner

Owning a Pet is Healthier, Better for the Owner

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From Springfield to ‘World of Dance’

West Springfield Dance Team enters the ‘World of Dance’ on Network Television.

West Springfield Dance Team enters the ‘World of Dance’ on Network Television.

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Performance Bikes on Frontier Drive is Closing the Doors

Options for bike buying and service gets limited in Springfield.

Springfield bike store closes

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Springfield Country Club Undergoes Renovation

Design and colors consistent with the need for new.

Springfield Country Club Undergoes Renovation

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Senior and Student Housing Eyed for Braddock Corridor

Transportation the focus of the meeting at Good Shepherd.

Braddock Rd. meeting

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Rolling Valley Sign Becomes an Accident Victim

Rolling Valley Sign Becomes an Accident Victim

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Burke Resident Is the Driving Force Behind Video Magic

Local video production company creates marketing videos.

Burke Resident Is the Driving Force Behind Video Magic

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Dinner Across Political Divide

West Springfield’s Young Democrats and the Conservative Club came together to host potluck dinner for furloughed government employees.

Potluck dinner for furloughed government employees.

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Food Dude’s Show Films at Al’s Steak House

Famous cheesesteak sandwiches are focus for upcoming cooking show.

Food Dude’s Show Films at Al’s Steak House

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Furloughed Government Employees Burn off Stress at SkyZone

Climbing, dodgeball and more are free for furloughed employees every Thursday in January.

Furloughed Government Employees Burn off Stress at SkyZone

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County Looks to Use Drones

Emergency Management Office sets sights on unmanned aircraft systems.

Emergency Management Office sets sights on unmanned aircraft systems.

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Valentine’s Roses Come Early in Burke

The red rose is the flower of choice at Flowers ‘n’ Ferns in Burke

The red rose is the flower of choice at Flowers ‘n’ Ferns in Burke

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A Snow Day Turns Into a Sledding Day

Sledding and Snowboarding in Springfield

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Parkway Widening Crosses Another Hurdle

Cut-through traffic becomes the issue for the Burke Centre attendees.

Fairfax County Parkway widening inches along.

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Burke Gems & Beads in a Business of Beauty

After seven years, local bead artists have found a niche.

Burke bead shop.

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Panhandling at the Traffic Signals is Picking Up in Area

Officials looking for alternatives to handing out spare change.

Panhandling

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