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Mike Salmon

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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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VDOT Eyeing Parkway Widening

More lanes, reconfigured interchanges on Fairfax County Parkway under consideration.

Parkway widening is on the radar screen

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Mind, Matter and Meditation

New Honest Soul Yoga opens in Springfield.

New Honest Soul Yoga opens in Springfield.

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Singing Actress Got Her Start at Lake Braddock’s Les Misérables

National Anthems, fetching coffee and driving a movie star around were stepping stones for Allie Haines

Blossoming star on the stage, Allie Haines

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Doors Open at West Springfield on First Day of School

Some trailers are gone but construction continues.

First day at West Springfield High School

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Springfield’s Bridge Walk is One of a Kind

Community event sports pageantry, patriotism.

Springfield’s Bridge Walk is One of a Kind

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Chrome and Comradery Follow the Local HOG Chapter

Kids love the Harley Davidsons at Pohick Library.

Motorcycle show at Library.

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Vandals Hit the Marshall Cemetery in Burke

Remains of Burke residents lie in the historic cemetery that is now marred with spray paint.

Burke cemetery hit by vandals.

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Playing on a Home Turf

Clifton musician headlines the Park Entertainment Series at Burke

Clifton musician plays at Burke Lake

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Reptiles from Near and Far Star in the Pohick Library Event

Snakes, lizards and turtles dominated the afternoon.

Reptile show at library in Springfield

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White Oaks Renovation Is One of Several Underway

Price tag for renovations is over $17 million.

White Oaks Renovation Is One of Several Underway

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Talking and Knitting Go Far at The Yarn Barn

Problems solved, pizzas eaten and socks made in Burke shop.

Yarn Barn in Burke

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Plans for Empty Lot Include Library, Maybe More

Multi-use facility could save the county money.

Land for Library and Possibly More County Facilities

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Fallen Tree in Burke Claims the Life of Homeowner

The saturated soil might have played a role in the accident, toppling the enormous tree.

Tree Topples on House in Burke

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Crunched-in Guardrails Spotlight Their Safety Features

Safety standards affect design.

Crunched-in Guardrails Spotlight Their Safety Features

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Native American Speaker Highlights History, Fights Stereotypes

Karenne Wood gives a presentation for the Burke Historical Society.

Native American Speaker Highlights History, Fights Stereotypes

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One Teen Killed, Two Injured in Fairfax Station Crash

Detectives believe speed, but not alcohol, was a factor in the crash.

Fatal crash on Fairfax Station Road

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Having Fun at Government Center

JunkFood Kicks off the Evenings on the Ellipse.

Concerts at the Government Center

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Enjoying Braddock Nights

Lake Accotink is the site of the Braddock Nights Concert Series this summer.

Lake Accotink is the site of the Braddock Nights Concert Series this summer.

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Seniors Give English Lessons to Teens in Brazil

Seniors Give English Lessons to Teens in Brazil

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Finding Balance, in Life and Arts

Local artist Terry Angstrom went from teaching math to painting Italian architecture.

Local artist Terry Angstrom went from teaching math to painting Italian architecture.

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Ten Years of Community and Learning at Burke Centre Library

Library’s 10th anniversary event features a variety of entertainment.

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Pedestrian Bridges Could Cross Braddock Road

Why does a millennial cross the road? To get to transit, perhaps.

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Burke Road Plans Debated

Flood control, parking lot expansion and sidewalks are part of realignment discussion.

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Springfield Venue to Attract Up and Coming Pros

Hockey tryouts next week for St. James team.

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Honoring an Accident Victim, Scouts Break out the Garden Tools

Scouts give the triangular island at Sydenstricker Road and Old Keene Mill Road in Burke a makeover.

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