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Mike Salmon

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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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Fairfax Will Miss Rolling Thunder

May 2019 will be the final Memorial Day ride of this type.

Rolling Thunder ending in May.

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Santa and S'mores at Lake Accotink

Holiday at Lake Accotink

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Small Business Saturday Defies Soaking Rain

Small business Saturday in Springfield, Burke

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Burke Has a Heart of Gold Somewhere

Local gold prospecting pays off in tiny amounts.

Gold found in area.

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Mount Vernon By Bike Fosters Exploring

Two-wheelers star in third annual Tour de Mount Vernon.

Tour De Mount Vernon bike ride

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Hunger Walk Helps Those in Need

Fundraiser helps many without food locally and nationally.

CROP walk

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Pedestrian Bridge Meetings Narrow it Down

Second Braddock Road pedestrian workshop supports bridge crossing Braddock Road.

Braddock Road pedestrian bridges.

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Mediterranean Grill Expands in Springfield

Free giveaway on opening day

Springfield restaurant opens.

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Environment Expo Examines Local Challenges

Event gets participants involved.

Mount Vernon looks at environment

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Teen Star and Photography Buff Comes to Town

Keenan Allen displays his laid back, Hollywood side.

Keenan Allen book signing at Springfield Town Center

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Rocky Horror at the Workhouse

Local talent, up and coming performers make the horror classic.

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Workhouse in Lorton

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Rocky Horror at the Workhouse

Local talent, up and coming performers make the horror classic.

Rocky Horror Picture Show at the Workhouse in Lorton

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West Springfield Spartans Raise Funds for Student Activities

West Springfield High School fundraiser.

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The Church Oktoberfest Preaches Inclusivity

Multi-ethnic event was a hit in a diverse community.

Oktoberfest at Church includes all

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Healing at ‘Empirical Grace’

West Springfield alumni opens acupuncture office in Springfield.

Acupuncture in Springfield

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Second Saturday Celebrates Creativity in Lorton

Art show spawns artists and creativity at the Workhouse Arts Center.

Lorton arts on Second Saturday

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Final Development Phase Gets Underway at Former Prison in Lorton

Commuting distance and uniqueness attract residents

Phase II of development

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Clifton Day Goes on Without a Hitch

Food, fun, music and kissing bulldogs made the festival.

Clifton Day 2018

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