2014 Farmers’ Markets

Posted by Lori on September 17, 2014 in Farmer's Market News
Farmer's Market
There are only a few more weeks for Occoquan's local Farmers' Markets. The Tackett's Mill Farmer's Market ends September 30th so make sure to stock up on Walnut Hill's beef and kielbasa before the end of the month! The Workhouse Farmer's Market ends October 25th.

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Occoquan on Instagram

Posted by Lori on September 10, 2014 in Announcements, Pictures
Belmont Bay, Occoquan River
Excited to announce that we added a real-time Instagram feed for #occoquan! Check back anytime to see what our visitors and local photographers have recently snapped in town and on the river. Put your best shots on our page by using hashtag #occoquan on Instagram!!!

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2014 Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show

Posted by Lou on September 10, 2014 in Craft Show, Special Events, Town News
Occoquan Craft Fair Root Beer
The 2014 Occoquan Fall Arts & Crafts Show will take place in Historic Occoquan, Saturday September 27th (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and Sunday, September 28th (10:00 AM until 5:00 PM) rain or shine.

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Occoquan Riverfront Park Moves Forward – UPDATED

Posted by Lou on August 30, 2014 in Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River, Redevelopment, Town News
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On January 9, 2013 the Occoquan Town Council voted unanimously to approve the construction and operation of a park on the site of the decommissioned Fairfax Water treatment plant at the northwestern end of town.

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New Exhibit at the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery

Posted by Lou on August 18, 2014 in Announcements, Special Events, Town News
Diana and Apollo Resting by Roger Frey
The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in presents “Pairs By Any Other Name”, an exhibit featuring Paintings by Roger Frey of Woodbridge, VA and Wood Turning by Bob Horowitz of Falls Church, VA.

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“Friend of the Occoquan” License Plate

Posted by Lou on August 18, 2014 in Announcements, Town News, Transportation
"Friend of the Occoquan" License Plate
Occoquan River Communities (ORC) is sponsoring an initiative to create a special "Friend of the Occoquan" regional license plate. Find out how to get one after the jump.

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The Tiny Island in Occoquan Bay: SOLD!

Posted by Lou on August 18, 2014 in Occoquan River, Potomac River, Random Musings
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SOLD! The tiny island at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan rivers has been sold to the highest bidder for $65,000. Virtual tour after the jump.

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Live on Fox 5: The Blue Arbor Cafe

Posted by Lou on June 6, 2014 in Town News, Video
Blue Arbor Cafe OccoquanWaterfront.com
Live on Fox 5: The Blue Arbor Cafe! In anticipation of this weekend's spring Arts and Crafts Show, Fox 5 broadcast live from Occoquan...

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Spring Craft Fair This Weekend, June 7-8

Posted by Lou on June 6, 2014 in Special Events, Town News
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The 2014 Occoquan Spring Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan, this weekend, June 7th & 8th. Per the semi-annual tradition, it will feature tons of delicious food and crafts from an array of artists and vendors.

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Art on the Block

Posted by Lou on April 16, 2014 in Special Events, Town News
Occoquan Art on the Block Logo
Visit Occoquan on Saturday, May 10, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm for Art on the Block. See more than 60 artists exhibiting their works in five galleries on one block. There will be a reception at each of the galleries with many artists on hand to talk about their work.

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2014 Town of Occoquan Elections

Posted by Lou on March 28, 2014 in Announcements, Town News
Occoquan Town Hall Elections
In 2014, the residents of Occoquan will once again have the opportunity to elect a Mayor and new Town Council. The General Election voting will take place on Tuesday, May 6. Reminder, you must be registered to vote by Monday, April 14th in order to participate.

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The Capital Wheel at National Harbor

Posted by Lou on March 28, 2014 in Chesapeake Bay, National Harbor, Potomac River, Video, Washington DC News
Capital Wheel at National Harbor
The Capital Wheel at National Harbor is scheduled to open in May 2014. With its 42-closed, climate-controlled gondolas each seating eight, the ferris wheel will operate year-round. For riders, Wolfgang Puck's catering service will provide creative seasonal snacks and concessions.

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Mayor Earnie Porta Will Not Seek Reelection

Posted by Lou on January 21, 2014 in Politics, Town News
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Per Mayor Porta: With the deadline for filing for town elections approaching in March, I wanted to let everyone know that I will not be seeking a fifth term as Mayor of the Town of Occoquan this May.

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Commuter Ferry Coming to Occoquan?

Posted by Lou on October 30, 2013 in Occoquan River, Potomac River, Transportation, Washington DC News
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A year-long study found that four possible routes across the Potomac, Anacostia and Occoquan rivers have enough demand to support a daily water taxi service.

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Georgetown Waterfront: Police boat smashes into moored vessel

Posted by Lou on September 2, 2013 in Georgetown Waterfront, Potomac River, Video
Police boat crashes into another boat in front of the Georgetown waterfront.
Huge bummer to see this happen in front of the Georgetown waterfront...a no-wake zone.

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