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Puppy in recovery after being thrown off Northern Va. balcony

Manassas - Last week a puppy plunged to the ground from two stories up. It is believed the dog, a border collie mix, was thrown from a balcony. After receiving leg surgery, the puppy is now in recovery.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Photo Essay: Summer excavations of Mount Vernon's kitchen ongoing Special

Mount Vernon - An archaeology dig at Mount Vernon has been taking place throughout the summer outside the property's kitchen. The team's objective is to try to learn more about the earlier layout of the property and also see what other artifacts can be found.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 14 comments

Photo Essay: Bees, butterflies & flying critters at Mount Vernon Special

Mount Vernon - Mount Vernon is a popular destination in Northern Virginia. In addition to touring the mansion itself, the property is interesting to explore and photograph. Not only are the views overlooking the Potomac River stunning, but there is much wildlife to see.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 10 comments

Photo Essay: A summer visit with feathered friends on the farm Special

Herndon - Kidwell Farm, located in Northern Virginia's Fairfax County, is a popular family-oriented outing. The farm houses several animals, including a few varieties of birds. Visitors to the farm can find chickens, ducks, turkeys and even peacocks.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 14 comments

Photo Essay: Family fun at 4-H Fair & Carnival in Fairfax, Va. Special

Herndon - The annual 4-H Fair & Carnival at Northern Virginia's Frying Pan Farm Park just wrapped up its 65th year. This year's 4-day event was filled with family fun and lots of activities.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 12 comments

Op-Ed: What to do in DC with the kids on days it's too hot to be outside Special

Looking for something to do in the D.C. area this summer when it's too hot to be outside? There are plenty of things to do that are inside the comfort of air conditioned buildings and are very child-friendly.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Cicadas arrive in Northern Virginia, but where are they hiding? Special

Manassas - Last month several media reports noted the Brood II cicada population is expected to explode along the U.S. East Coast. While some areas saw cicadas aplenty, other areas which anticipated a large showing have seen few.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Stone House lives to tell the tale of two U.S. Civil War battles Special

Manassas - The Stone House in Manassas, Virginia stands on the fields where two major Civil War battles took place. Today the property is open to the public.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 17 comments

Burnside Farms' Festival of Tulips boasts colors and beauty Special

Haymarket - Burnside Farms, of Haymarket, Virginia is currently holding its tulip festival. On Saturday, many families came out to enjoy the scenery and pick some flowers to take home.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Fairfax, Va. celebrates a cleaner environment at SpringFest 2013 Special

Lorton - On Saturday, Fairfax County held its SpringFest 2013. The annual event celebrates Earth Day, Arbor Day, and a cleaner environment.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Man accused of selling outdated meat at discount store

Front Royal - A Maryland man was fined and given probation after he pled guilty to 10 misdemeanor counts of selling outdated meat at his discount store in Virginia. Originally he had been charged with 10 felony counts.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Man tracks down woman and returns cash found after carpooling

Dumfries - A Washington D.C. commuter found over $600 in cash in his car in an unmarked envelope after carpooling with a stranger. He was happy after he'd found the woman who had been carrying the money.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Northern Virginia snow causes messy morning commute Special

Fairfax - A bit of snow came through the Northern Virginia region this Monday morning. While significant amounts of accumulation are not expected, it was just enough to cause some problems on the road during the morning commute.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

March wintry weather closes Northern Virginia area schools Special

Fairfax - Snow began falling in the early hours of the morning, causing many Northern Virginia school districts to close. While areas closer to the beltway remained open, schools west chose to call a snow day.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

14th annual St. Patrick's Day Parade held in Manassas, Va. Special

Manassas - This weekend the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade took place in Manassas. Its 14th year, the parade delighted visitors who came out for the 11 a.m. parade.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Mysterious notes left on Manassas resident doorsteps

Manassas - Over the last couple of months, a mystery has emerged in Manassas, Virginia. An individual has been leaving threatening notes on the doorsteps of several homeowners.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

10th annual Lunar New Year Festival at Fair Oaks Mall in photos Special

Fairfax - This weekend the Fair Oaks Mall honored the Lunar New Year 4711 in the form of a festival that included hundreds of performers representing many different countries.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

D.C. region tops list of commuter hours wasted in traffic Special

Fairfax - A new report says U.S. drivers spend, on average, over 65 hours a year sitting in traffic. The Washington D.C. region ranked top of the list of those commuters wasting time stuck in road congestion.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 16 comments

Review: A step back in time at the Old Jail Museum, Warrenton, Va. Special

Warrenton - The Old Jail Museum in Fauquier County, Virginia is an interesting place to tour. While one would expect to be touring an old jail building, upon arrival, visitors will be delighted to find there is that and so much more.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Op-Ed: Old Jail Museum — An inside view of 19th century jail in Virginia Special

Warrenton - The Old Jail Museum is located in Northern Virginia's Fauquier County. The museum is what the name implies, an old jail, one of the best preserved jails from an earlier era in the state of Virginia.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments

Op-Ed: Bird watching ─ a popular winter activity Special

The brisk days of winter are a popular time of the year for bird watching. Ardent bird lovers and amateur watchers often find the colder months a great time to spot winter birds.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 9 comments

Photo Essay: Christmas at George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate Special

Mount Vernon - Over the past several weeks things have gotten festive at Mount Vernon, George Washington's Estate, Museum & Gardens. The historic property is decorated for Christmas as visitors experience a taste of 18th century holiday celebrating.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

Photo Essay: Wintry weather mix reaches Fairfax County, Virginia Special

Fairfax - During the time frame between Halloween and Christmas, Northern Virginia had been experiencing unseasonably warm weather with a few dips in temperature. This morning it looks as if winter has arrived.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

Photo Essay: School project gingerbread display at Mount Vernon Special

Mount Vernon - 'Tis the season where communities are displaying all sorts of festive cheer. One Virginia-based elementary after-school club built several wonderful gingerbread houses which are currently on display at the Mount Vernon Estate's Education Center.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Photo Essay: Frost and winds but no snow in Northern Virginia Special

Fairfax - Temperatures are dropping in Virginia, but there is no snow in the Northern section of the state and none is expected until after Christmas.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Photo Essay: Historic Leesburg, Va. shows off its festive spirit Special

Leesburg - Leesburg, Virginia is all dressed up for the holidays, showing off its festive spirit. As Christmas approaches, the shop windows are all decorated in the town's historic district and seasonal events have been taking place.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

Photo essay: Step back in time at Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Special

Alexandria - The Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum is a historical business in Alexandria, Va. There are many terrific tours to take in the Old Town section of the city, and the apothecary is a great option.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 12 comments

Photo essay: Loudoun County holiday display controversy ongoing Special

Leesburg - Controversy in Loudoun County over holiday displays on courthouse grounds continues. Over the past three years, the debate had been ongoing.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Photo essay: Leesburg's Annual Christmas and Holiday Parade Special

Leesburg - Yesterday crowds came out and lined the streets to see the Christmas and Holiday Parade in Leesburg, Virginia. This parade is an annual tradition that celebrates the festive season.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

Photo essay: A walk through history in Old Town Alexandria Special

Alexandria - The City of Alexandria is deeply rooted in early American history. Throughout the Old Town section of Alexandria, many historical structures remain. When visiting the city and its landmarks, it is like stepping back in time.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 comments
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The apothecary carried a wide range of products  eventually going wholesale. Listed items in its sto...
The apothecary carried a wide range of products, eventually going wholesale. Listed items in its stock included a variety of bloodletting devices, which were commonly used in earlier eras.
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Off in the distance  dark clouds could be observed  but the sun peeks out over Loudoun County  Va. T...
Off in the distance, dark clouds could be observed, but the sun peeks out over Loudoun County, Va. This was taken on Route 7 which leads out towards the Maryland border
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A desk remains that once belonged to the owners of the apothecary. Here it is on display in the manu...
A desk remains that once belonged to the owners of the apothecary. Here it is on display in the manufacturing room, along with office records and supplies.
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A group from the Navy Jr. ROTC marching down Center Street in the annual St. Patrick s Day Parade.
A group from the Navy Jr. ROTC marching down Center Street in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.
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As part of the day s entertainment was the traditional  Punch & Judy  puppet show which has roots da...
As part of the day's entertainment was the traditional "Punch & Judy" puppet show which has roots dating back hundreds of years.
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A selection of old glass baby bottles on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
A selection of old glass baby bottles on display at the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum
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Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
Men dressed up in traditional Scottish attire
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A field of tulips bursts with color at Burnside Farms  located in Haymarket  Virginia.
A field of tulips bursts with color at Burnside Farms, located in Haymarket, Virginia.
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A close up of tulips with the field of flowers in the background.
A close up of tulips with the field of flowers in the background.
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Back in Colonial times Gadsby s Tavern was a location where many prominent people visited  ate  dran...
Back in Colonial times Gadsby's Tavern was a location where many prominent people visited, ate, drank, socialized, and attended meetings and performances. Washington was a patron as was John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Monroe and Marquis de Lafayette and many other domestic and foreign dignitaries. Here, the museum has replicated the "main" tavern section.
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Happened to come across these cool robots when walking around the festival. There were two of them  ...
Happened to come across these cool robots when walking around the festival. There were two of them, remotely controlled by laptops and able to shoot out little balls at one another. You can see a bit of a yellow ball on the lower left side.
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A local division of the Fraternal Order of Police coming down King Street in a classic police car.
A local division of the Fraternal Order of Police coming down King Street in a classic police car.
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Some of the stabilization added to the mill in recent years
Some of the stabilization added to the mill in recent years
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Mount Vernon has several festive Christmas trees throughout the property s buildings.
Mount Vernon has several festive Christmas trees throughout the property's buildings.
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View of the Potomac River. Image taken from the upper floor of the schoolhouse. You can see a side-v...
View of the Potomac River. Image taken from the upper floor of the schoolhouse. You can see a side-view of the main house.
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In the center of the Fair Oaks Mall  this dragon appeared to float above the center court
In the center of the Fair Oaks Mall, this dragon appeared to float above the center court
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Families enjoying the breathtaking mountain views at one of the overlook stops along Skyline Drive.
Families enjoying the breathtaking mountain views at one of the overlook stops along Skyline Drive.
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Mount Vernon  the home of George and Martha Washington
Mount Vernon, the home of George and Martha Washington
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Crowd learning the dance moves given by DC Style Lesson & Practice.
Crowd learning the dance moves given by DC Style Lesson & Practice.
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