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  1. General Assembly NotesRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 22 | Fairfax Times

    Mount Vernon area Del. Scott Surovell announced this week that he will run for the seat now held by longtime Sen. Linda “Toddy” Puller .


  2. Alexandria Church Marks 60th Anniversary with Open HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 21 |

    ... Alexandria," said Stake President Keith Davey, the spiritual leader of 13 LDS congregations in the Alexandria, Mount Vernon and south Arlington area. "It would be impossible to calculate the sacred messages that have been shared, uplifting songs ...


  3. Va. governor to spend a second night in the hospitalRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jan 20 | WHBF-TV Rock Island

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe makes remarks during the "Official Observance of Washington's Birthday with the Governor" event at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate, February 17, 2014 in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Monday is President's Day in the United States, where the nation celebrates the presidential birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.


  4. Virginia Lawmakers React to 'Toddy' Puller's Retirement AnnouncementRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 |

    Sens. Kaine, Warner and others say state lawmaker will be missed on the political scene after she completes the 2015 legislative session. News traveled fast after Mount Vernon-area lawmaker, state Sen. Linda "Toddy" Puller, announced this week she will be retiring from the Virginia Senate after the 2015 legislative session currently underway.


  5. ACCT To Present - Shrek, Jr.' in Alexandria/Mount VernonRead the original story

    Thursday Jan 15 | Alexandria Gazette-Packet

    The Aldersgate Church Community Theater is bringing children's favorite ogre to the stage. Based on the Oscar-winning film, "Shrek The Musical Jr." journeys to the faraway kingdom where the green ogre Shrek finds his swamp invaded by banished fairytale misfits - runaways who've been cast off by Lord Farquaad, a tiny terror with big ambitions.


  6. Crunching salary numbers in FairfaxRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Fairfax Times

    Most of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors don't believe $75,000 annual salary is enough so they are gathering information to consider a pay raise.


  7. US Bird Count Shows Climate Change Affecting Migration PatternsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | Voice of America

    ... how environmental changes affect birds. VOA's Deborah Block joined a group of birdwatchers in the wetlands at Mount Vernon, Virginia -the famous home of the first U.S. president, George Washington. Soon after daybreak just south of Washington in ...


  8. Protesters demand accountability in Fairfax police shooting of John GeerRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | The Washington Post

    ... information had been released about the circumstances. "I feel like I could be next," said Keith Harmon of Mount Vernon, who held a sign which read: "Q: Who investigates Fairfax Police? A: . No one." Harmon said his neighbor "could well call the ...


  9. Commonwealth Will Honor Former Congressman Herb HarrisRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Jan 4 | WWWV-FM Charlottesville

    Governor McAuliffe has ordered that the Virginia flag be flown at half-staff at the State Capitol on Monday to honor the late Congressman Herb Harris. Harris was 88 when he died on Christmas Eve at his home near Mount Vernon.


  10. Hold Board of Supervisors accountable for spendingRead the original story

    Friday Jan 2 | Fairfax Times

    ... (R-Braddock) John Foust (D-Dranesville), Cathy Hudgins (D-Hunter Mill), Jeff McKay (D-Lee), Gerry Hyland (D-Mount Vernon), Linda Smyth (D-Providence), Pat Herrity (R-Springfield), and Mike Frey (R-Sully), unanimously approved a $10.6 million bonus ...


  11. Herbert E. Harris II, former congressman from Northern Virginia, dies at 88Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 29 | The Washington Post

    Herbert E. Harris II, a former Democratic congressman from Northern Virginia who fought to extend the Metro system, died Dec. 22 at his home in the Mount Vernon area of Fairfax County. He was 88. Known as a confident and outspoken liberal in an era when the Virginia suburbs were far more conservative, Mr. Harris spent six years in the House of Representatives in the post-Watergate era, then returned to private legal practice after two expensive and bruising losses to Republican Stanford E. Parris .


  12. Track Santa's Trek to Mount VernonRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 |

    Northern Virginia families wondering just what time Santa Claus will make his appearance locally can track the jolly old elf's journey courtesy of NORAD. The North American Aerospace Defense Command has announced it will once again put its technological prowess to use helping children all over the world keep up with Santa's Christmas Eve ride.


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

    Dec 20, 2014 |

    ... 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 ...


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

    Dec 19, 2014 |

    ... 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 ...


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

    Dec 19, 2014 |

    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 .


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

    Dec 19, 2014 | 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 .


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

    Dec 19, 2014 |

    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: 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.


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

    Dec 15, 2014 |

    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.


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

    Dec 14, 2014 |

    ... 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 ...


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

    Dec 14, 2014 | 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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