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MSV in Winchester presents 'Second Time Around: The Hubcap as Art' Special

Winchester - Northern Virginia is full of things to see and do and Winchester is no exception. A great museum to check out is the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Lots of art and history to see here.

Ben Lomond House — From plantation to Civil War hospital Special

Manassas - Manassas, Virginia is full of history. The town, located about 25 miles west of Washington, D.C., is probably best known for its role in the American Civil War.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.
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A decorated storefront window on King Street in Old Town. This store sells a variety of olive oils.
A decorated storefront window on King Street in Old Town. This store sells a variety of olive oils.
Boy running in tshirt at the Manassas Battlefield Winter 2006
Boy running in tshirt at the Manassas Battlefield Winter 2006
 Holland in Haymarket  at Burnside Farms 2013
"Holland in Haymarket" at Burnside Farms 2013
Wonder what s in the box? 
Frosty s Follies Performance
Wonder what's in the box? Frosty's Follies Performance
Over 75 pairs of wooden shoes can be found on this stage. A basket of flowers collected by a visitor...
Over 75 pairs of wooden shoes can be found on this stage. A basket of flowers collected by a visitor sits nearby.
An image taken in mid-November  it is still common to see a sight like this in Dec. 2012 in the Wash...
An image taken in mid-November, it is still common to see a sight like this in Dec. 2012 in the Washington area.
An image taken inside Shenandoah National Park.
An image taken inside Shenandoah National Park.
Mirror reflection in Skyline Caverns  this water is only a few inches deep.
Mirror reflection in Skyline Caverns, this water is only a few inches deep.
Oatlands Gardens
Oatlands Gardens
Santa s Frosty s Follies performers wave to the crowd in Alexandria s Market Square
Santa's Frosty's Follies performers wave to the crowd in Alexandria's Market Square
Anthodites are a rare formation inside caverns  Skyline is one of the few places in the world where ...
Anthodites are a rare formation inside caverns, Skyline is one of the few places in the world where visitors can get a close up view.
Frosty snowflake formations on dried leaves
Frosty snowflake formations on dried leaves
Frosty the Snowman dancing
Frosty the Snowman dancing
Recently  it was discovered that the house was not white during George Washington s time in the home...
Recently, it was discovered that the house was not white during George Washington's time in the home as had been shown for a long while, but beige. This past year the house has been redone to portray historical accuracy. In this photo, visitors wait for their tour of the mansion on Christmas Eve.
Old Jail Museum  located in the historic district of Warrenton  Virginia.
Old Jail Museum, located in the historic district of Warrenton, Virginia.
Visitors at Carlyle House for  A Soldier s Christmas  living history event on Dec. 1  2012
Visitors at Carlyle House for "A Soldier's Christmas" living history event on Dec. 1, 2012
There were several pairs of dogs that marched through the parade route.
There were several pairs of dogs that marched through the parade route.
Image of the house marked  John Douglass Brown House .  The city s website describes this structure ...
Image of the house marked "John Douglass Brown House". The city's website describes this structure as perhaps the "least altered of the surviving early buildings"
In this image  several stages of anthodite growth can be seen. Skyline refers to the first three sta...
In this image, several stages of anthodite growth can be seen. Skyline refers to the first three stages as "sugar", "flour" and "icing" before reaching fully grown anthodites (fourth stage).
People stand in line for a snack/beverage. What people were wearing as December arrived ranged from ...
People stand in line for a snack/beverage. What people were wearing as December arrived ranged from hats and jackets to t-shirts.