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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.
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

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

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

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 8 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

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: 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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 3 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 2 comments

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!"
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

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.
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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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 4 comments

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."
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 7 comments

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.
Digital Journal Report by Leigh Goessl - 6 comments

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Leigh Goessl - 5 comments
 

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Historic landmark designation that has been placed on the front of the Old Stone Church  located off...
Historic landmark designation that has been placed on the front of the Old Stone Church, located off Route 29 in Centreville, Virginia.
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Fairfax County has not had any snow accumulation by the first day of winter in 2012  although some f...
Fairfax County has not had any snow accumulation by the first day of winter in 2012, although some frost can be observed most mornings.
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A foggy Christmas morning for Fairfax County  Virginia  west of Washington DC
A foggy Christmas morning for Fairfax County, Virginia, west of Washington DC
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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
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DC Style Lesson & Practice took the stage on early Saturday evening at the KORUS Festival.
DC Style Lesson & Practice took the stage on early Saturday evening at the KORUS Festival.
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Toy horses made from potatoes
Toy horses made from potatoes
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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.
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Members of the First Virginia Regiment speak to visitors at Mount Vernon at the annual Colonial Mark...
Members of the First Virginia Regiment speak to visitors at Mount Vernon at the annual Colonial Market and Fair
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Images taken at special event at Sully Historic Site
Images taken at special event at Sully Historic Site
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Dancers performing on Saturday afternoon during the 3-day KORUS Festival. This year the festival mar...
Dancers performing on Saturday afternoon during the 3-day KORUS Festival. This year the festival marks 10 years.
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Sully historic site -- the main house
Sully historic site -- the main house
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Performers demonstrating a form using the staff
Performers demonstrating a form using the staff
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A US 26th Calvary Division reenactor
A US 26th Calvary Division reenactor
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A photo of the WII reenactment battle at Sully s 2009 WWII weekend.
A photo of the WII reenactment battle at Sully's 2009 WWII weekend.
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These Korean pancakes  complete with a cinnamon flavored filling  were oh so good!
These Korean pancakes, complete with a cinnamon flavored filling, were oh so good!
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Reenactors portraying U.S. soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division.
Reenactors portraying U.S. soldiers from the 29th Infantry Division.
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So far  this is the most accumulation Fairfax County has seen as of Dec. 21  2012.
So far, this is the most accumulation Fairfax County has seen as of Dec. 21, 2012.
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A 30 caliber machine gun which was used by Allied Forces in WWII
A 30 caliber machine gun which was used by Allied Forces in WWII
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Snow falling on the day after Christmas 2012 in Fairfax County
Snow falling on the day after Christmas 2012 in Fairfax County
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Light covering of frost in Northern Virginia during mid-Dec. 2012
Light covering of frost in Northern Virginia during mid-Dec. 2012
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