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  1. Trivia quiz about alcohol in America, just in time for holiday drinkingRead the original story w/Photo

    13 hrs ago | Examiner.com

    ... Archives notes. After the Revolutionary War, Washington ran a large distillery near his home and farm at Mount Vernon, Virginia, where he made brandy and whiskey. In 1799, the year he died, the distillery produced 11,000 gallons of spirits and ...

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  2. Man Shot Friday Night at Pembrook Village Apartments: ReportRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Patch.com

    ... A man was sent to the hospital Friday night after he was shot at the Pembrook Village Apartments in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County, according to a report by WUSA-9. Police responded to a call to the apartments just before 7 p.m. Friday. A ...

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  3. Mount Vernon to Offer Holiday Fireworks for First TimeRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Patch.com

    For the first time ever, Mount Vernon will open its doors for an evening of holiday-themed fireworks and special programs this weekend, on Saturday from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 for adults and $20 for ages 6 to 11. Children ages 5 and younger are admitted free of charge. A mansion tour is not included .

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  4. Widening Continues On U.S. Route 1 in Mount VernonRead the original story

    Friday | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    Tim Brown with the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration points out the five areas of U.S. Route 1 improvements to Adam Vencill, a project team member who lives in Maryland. Photo by Tim Peterson .

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  5. Weekend Planner: Parisian holidays, a subversive comic, kiddie fare, punk rock, much moreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | TBD.com

    Groove to the music at the Colors of Christmas , with a lineup that includes Taylor Dayne and Ruben Studdard. Bethesda's Music Center at Strathmore, 8 p.m. Details: http://bit.ly/1zEIz9i George's wife gives a tour of the immaculately adorned estate at Mount Vernon by Candlelight , with music, cider, old-school gingerbread and much more.

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  6. Christmas Illuminations at the George Washington Mount Vernon EstateRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 15 | Examiner.com

    The holidays are near and its time to celebrate! George Washington's Mount Vernon will be hosting Christmas Illuminations on December 20, 2014 from 5:30p.m. to 9:00p.m.. Bring in the holiday season with lots of cool fireworks overlooking the Potomac River.

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  7. Where can I call for the time?Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | TheCourier.com

    ... Nelly and George Washington Parke Custis. Nelly was 16 and her dog was named "Frisky." The pets went to Mount Vernon, Virginia, when Washington retired. - Independence Hall Association. Q: Whatever happened to actress Geena Davis? A: She won an ...

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  8. Today in History: Dec. 14, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | The Daily Republic

    ... refused to cater to blacks). In 1799 , the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Virginia, home at age 67. In 1911 , Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first men to reach the South ...

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  9. Today in History: December 14, 2014Read the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Dec 14 | KRQE Albuquerque

    ... refused to cater to blacks). In 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Virginia, home at age 67. In 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen (ROH'-ahl AH'-mun-suhn) and his team became the first ...

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  10. Today in History for Dec. 14Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 13 | Erie Times News

    ... refused to cater to blacks). - 1799, the first president of the United States, George Washington, died at his Mount Vernon, Va., home at age 67. - 1911, Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen and his team became the first men to reach the South Pole, ...

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  11. Hispanic and black students lag behind peers on standardized testsRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Fairfax Times

    ... really compounding our problems by what we're doing - or not doing,” school board member Dan Storck (Mount Vernon) said. Behind all this remains the question of the value of the state-mandated tests themselves as a measure of student ...

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  12. Pen and Pride: Pushing Back against Jim CrowRead the original story

    Thursday Dec 11 | Jay's Giants Blog

    ... that served passengers in Washington and northern Virginia. Six years earlier, the Washington, Alexandria and Mount Vernon Electric Railway Line had ushered in a new era of transportation. Between its terminals in downtown Washington and Mount ...

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  13. Southern AgCredit Stockholders Participate in Farm Credit Young Leaders ProgramRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Dec 10 | PressReleasePoint

    ... and agriculture industry leaders. The five-day program ended with an awards ceremony at George Washington's Mount Vernon plantation, where the first president embraced innovation at his farming and milling operations. "As part of our mission to ...

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  14. Electric Rail Rapid Transit in AlexandriaRead the original story

    Wednesday Dec 3 | Jay's Giants Blog

    I'm currently reading "Old Dominion Trolley Too, A History of the Mount Vernon Line" by the late John E. Merriken. The author left us with a jewel, especially for transportation geeks in Alexandria.

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  15. Police Report Home Burglary in Mount VernonRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 1 | Patch.com

    The burglary took place in the 4300 block of Southwood Drive. A resident reported someone entered the residence and took property.

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  16. Accidental Mount Vernon Apartment FireRead the original story

    Monday Dec 1 | Fairfax County

    Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department 4100 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 Phone: 703-246-3801, TTY: 711 and Fax:703-385-1687 Duty PIO : 703-877-3702 fire-rescue.PA-LSE@fairfaxcounty.gov News Release 14-113 Date: November, 29, 2014 Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department units responded to a high-rise apartment fire Friday, November 28, 2014 at approximately 11:50 p.m. in the Mount Vernon area of the county. The sixteen-story apartment building is located at 5850 Cameron Run Terrace.

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  17. 4 displaced in Mount Vernon accidental high-rise fireRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 29 | WUSA-TV Washington

    Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1xWaHl2 MOUNT VERNON, Va. -- An accidental fire that broke out at a high-rise apartment in Mount Vernon on Friday has resulted in $25,000 in damages and left four people displaced, officials said.

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  18. Memorial Trees and Markers along the GW ParkwayRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 27 | Jay's Giants Blog

    ... residents will tell you how much they enjoy crossing the river into Virginia to cycle, jog or walk on the Mount Vernon Trail. Residents in places like Crystal City are just a short mosey away from a riverside walk with killer views of Washington's ...

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  19. Going Out Guide, Northern VirginiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 26 | The Washington Post

    Tribute at the Tomb A wreath-laying ceremony at George Washington's tomb occurs daily. Noon. Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org . $17, age 62 and older $16, ages 6 to 11 $8, age 5 and younger ...

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  20. Police: Man Robs Mount Vernon-Area Store at KnifepointRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 25 | Patch.com

    A man entered a store and displayed a knife to an employee. The suspect took property and fled. There were no injuries. MAP shows approximate location of armed robbery Sunday night in the Mount Vernon area; the incident took place in the 8600 block of Richmond Highway; Google maps

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