Welcome to the weekend! You made it, and finally have a chance to unwind with the computer for a few to catch up on some local news. Here are some of the highlights of the week:
Lorton's Fourth of July Celebration
Check out our photos of Lorton's Fourth of July Parade! The day was hot, loud and loads of fun. Mount Vernon District Supervisor Gerry Hyland was the grand marshall of the parade, and the after-party was attended by hundreds.
The Super Derecho
Storm coverage dominated the news this past week, as thousands of Fairfax County residents waited out their power outage in the heat and dark. The knocked out power to in Virginia, Maryland and the District — the largest non-hurricane outage in Virginia’s history.
Fairfax County officials are asking Verizon to in Fairfax and other jurisdictions.
Here’s in Fairfax County.
Take our : What got you through the power outage?
Congressman Moran to BLM: No More Horsing Around at Meadowood
On Tuesday, Patch met with U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, and he said something really interesting. He told us he would cut federal funding to the Bureau of Land Management unless they keep horse operations going at the Meadowood Special Recreation Management Area. .
A dog was stabbed in the neck multiple times in the Mount Vernon area.
Citizenship Ceremony at Mount Vernon
Several people took their oy. After the ceremony, the National Concert Band, a group of retired military band members, performed.
The deadline for nominations for the Patch Readers’ Choice Summer 2012 is at 11:59 p.m. Monday, July 9. to send in your nominations for the best businesses and people in your area. Those with the most nominations will enter the voting round, which starts July 23.
Board of Supervisors Meeting: Equestrian Task Force
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors is meeting Tuesday. On the agenda: The Equestrian Task Force is . (Patch did a earlier this year.) The small business commission will also present its annual report.
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