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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.

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.

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.

Spring babies begin to arrive at Fairfax County's Kidwell Farm Special

Herndon - As spring makes its debut, this usually this means Kidwell Farm, in Fairfax County, Virginia, has babies arriving. Several of the animals have already begun to birth.

Virginia Landmarks: Old Stone Church in Centreville, Va. Special

Fairfax - There is an Old Stone Church in Centreville, Va. located off of one of the main roads that stretches across Fairfax County. Still an active parish today, the church is a historical landmark.

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.

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: Mount Vernon Fair recreates 18th century marketplace Special

Mount Vernon - Over the weekend the annual Colonial Market & Fair was held at the Mount Vernon estate in Northern Virginia. Mount Vernon is the home of U.S. first president George Washington.

Op-Ed: KORUS Festival entertainment stage attracts large crowds Special

Centreville - This weekend is the annual KORUS Festival in Northern Virginia, and by the time dusk settled in on Saturday, the area surrounding the central entertainment stage filled up rapidly.

KORUS Festival in Virginia showcases talent, food and fun Special

Centreville - This weekend the annual KORUS Festival is taking place in Fairfax County, Virginia. The theme this year is "Expressions of Culture!"

Op-Ed: Obama and Romney competing for Northern Virginia votes in 2012

Fairfax - The 2012 U.S. election race has been steadily heating up, and now that Mitt Romney has emerged as the frontrunner for the Republican party, the gloves are coming off of both campaigns.

Op-Ed: WW II living history comes to Sully Historic Site in Virginia Special

Chantilly - On July 14 and 15, Sully Historic Site's annual World War II Living History event took place in Chantilly, Va. Visitors were able to catch a realistic glimpse of what life was like for soldiers during WW II.

Sully Historic Site WWII Living History takes place this weekend

Chantilly - This weekend the annual World War II Living History event takes place at Sully Historic Site in Fairfax County, Va. Every year visitors can travel back in time and get an in-depth and up-close experience of life during World War II at Sully.

Local teen charged in animal slashings at Fairfax County park

Herndon - After a two-month long investigation, Fairfax County Police have made an arrest in connection with the animal slayings that occurred at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, Va.

Zoo director charged with animal cruelty in wallaby death

Reston - For months authorities have been investigating the death of a wallaby at the Reston Zoo in Fairfax County, Va. Authorities have now charged the facility's director in connection with the animal's death.

Farm animals attacked at Frying Pan Farm Park in Virginia

Herndon - Police are investigating an incident where several barnyard animals at a county-run park in Virginia have been intentionally slashed. This is the second time in a month that animals at the farm have been attacked.

Rare coin and bank note collection stolen from Virginia couple

Annandale - Over the weekend, a couple from Fairfax County, Va., were victims of a theft of a coin and bank note collection valued at hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Op-Ed: Venus shines brightly in night sky

Fairfax - Tonight Venus appeared brightly in the evening skies. Media reports said that Venus was highly visible during daylight hours earlier today for those who "knew where to look."

Springtime means babies at Frying Pan Farm in Fairfax Va. Special

Herndon - As the Washington D.C. region continues to experience warm temperatures, it's clear winter is on its way to retire until the next cycle begins.

Cans of bug spray explode inside Northern Virginia home

Falls Church - On Sunday night a Northern Virginia man was injured and several people displaced from their homes after an electrical spark ignited several aerosol cans of bug spray.

Virginia grandmother gets 35 years for killing granddaughter

Fairfax - Yesterday a Fairfax County judge sentenced a grandmother to 35 years prison for fatally throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter off a 44-foot-high mall walkway.
 

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Fair attendees look on as cows are led to the Dairy Cattle Show.
Fair attendees look on as cows are led to the Dairy Cattle Show.
A family slides out of the inflatable obstacle course.
A family slides out of the inflatable obstacle course.
Living history experience of WWII held at Sully Historic Site
Living history experience of WWII held at Sully Historic Site
A performer gets set to reach for the flag in one of the horse games showcased at the 65th 4-H Fair ...
A performer gets set to reach for the flag in one of the horse games showcased at the 65th 4-H Fair & Carnival held in Fairfax County, Virginia
A US 26th Calvary Division reenactor
A US 26th Calvary Division reenactor
Common Folk Farm was one of the many vendors present for the weekend event. Here one could buy a var...
Common Folk Farm was one of the many vendors present for the weekend event. Here one could buy a variety of herb mixtures, soup mix, jellies, teas and more.
Icy sleet covers this sidewalk at dawn on Dec. 26  2012
Icy sleet covers this sidewalk at dawn on Dec. 26, 2012
A view of the Old Stone Church from the side. In the distance sits another historic landmark; I beli...
A view of the Old Stone Church from the side. In the distance sits another historic landmark; I believe this house was possibly built in the latter half of the 1700s.
Sully historic site -- the main house
Sully historic site -- the main house
A young girl comes to give Mr. Frog a high-five.
A young girl comes to give Mr. Frog a high-five.
Light covering of frost in Northern Virginia during mid-Dec. 2012
Light covering of frost in Northern Virginia during mid-Dec. 2012
Frosty snowflake formations on dried leaves
Frosty snowflake formations on dried leaves
Reenactors at the annual WWII Weekend at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly  Va.
Reenactors at the annual WWII Weekend at Sully Historic Site in Chantilly, Va.
Frosted over lawn in Fairfax County earlier this week.
Frosted over lawn in Fairfax County earlier this week.
Light snow and sleet covered sections of Northern Virginia on Dec. 26  2012
Light snow and sleet covered sections of Northern Virginia on Dec. 26, 2012
At this booth  kids learned about planting. Here a girl gets to experience how to plant a tree.
At this booth, kids learned about planting. Here a girl gets to experience how to plant a tree.
Images taken at special event at Sully Historic Site
Images taken at special event at Sully Historic Site
Civil War markers that were observed in the yard in the rear of the Old Stone Church
Civil War markers that were observed in the yard in the rear of the Old Stone Church