Drawings by JS Celis

Posted by Lori on January 29, 2015 in Occoquan River, Pictures, Random Musings, Uncategorized
Gas Light Landing, Occoquan VA
Came across these YouTube videos recently. There is a time lapse drawing of Gas Light Landing and one of the Occoquan bridge at sunset. Enjoy!

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1937 Aerial Photo of Occoquan

Posted by Lori on January 26, 2015 in Occoquan River
1937 Aerial Photo of Occoquan, VA
Oh, how things have changed! Check out this aerial photo of Occoquan from 1937.

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Occoquan Riverfront Park Moves Forward – UPDATED

Posted by Lori on January 26, 2015 in Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River, Redevelopment, Town News
Occoquan River Park
As demolition work continues, the Town Council has started to discuss naming our new park. The Town Council has invited the public to their February 3rd meeting to get input on potential names.

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2015 Boat Show Season

Posted by Lou on January 22, 2015 in Boat Shows, Boating News
occoquan boat show
The river hasn't frozen over and we haven't seen much snow but boating season 2015 is just around the corner! In a mere 45 days, the early birds will be de-winterizing and setting sail.

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Occoquan Holiday Events in December

Posted by Lou on November 24, 2014 in Christmas, Holiday, Special Events, Town News
Golden Goose Occoquan, Va
Quick line up of Holiday events in the Town of Occoquan for December. Check back often for updates!

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Holiday Festivities on the Occoquan Waterfront

Posted by Lori on November 17, 2014 in Christmas, Holiday, Special Events, Town News
VanEch Studio, Occoquan Virgina
Bundle up and head out to the Occoquan Waterfront this Friday for shopping and dinner before the Town's Christmas Tree Lighting! The Business Guild of Occoquan will hold their annual Holiday Open House on November 21st from 4:00pm - 8:00pm followed by the Tree Lighting Ceremony in front of Town Hall at 8:05pm.

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Occoquan on Instagram

Posted by Lori on November 9, 2014 in Announcements, Pictures
Occoquan River, Occoquan Virginia
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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Stunning Occoquan Foliage

Posted by Lou on November 5, 2014 in Pictures
Town of Occoquan
My all-time favorite portrait of the Historic Town of Occoquan! View the full size version to fully appreciate it.

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Ghost Tours in Occoquan

Posted by Lori on October 17, 2014 in Town News
Occoquan Walking Bridge
Local paranormal investigator and owner of Haunted Occoquan Tours, Kay Pietrewicz, continues to offer family-friendly ghost tours through the streets of Occoquan this fall. Happy Haunting!

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Redesigned Rivergate Project Approved

Posted by Lori on October 15, 2014 in Occoquan River, Politics, Redevelopment
Proposed Rivergate development to be situated along 14 acres of land along the Occoquan River.
In a 5 to 2 vote, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors approved a redesigned version of the Rivergate development to be built along 14 acres of land along the Occoquan River.

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Occoquan River Clean Up Day

Posted by Lori on October 14, 2014 in Environmental News, Meetups, Occoquan River
Occoquan River Clean-Up
Join your neighbors and volunteers in sprucing up the shoreline in town! The Occoquan River Clean Up Day hosted by Friends of the Occoquan (FOTO) will take place on Saturday, October 18th from 9:00 to 12:00pm.

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Local Chef Named One of 2014’s Best Chefs in America

Posted by Lou on October 6, 2014 in Restaurant News
The Landing Restaurant at Occoquan Harbour Marina
Chef Troy Clayton, named one of 2014's Best Chefs in America, recently held a formal ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony for his third and newest restaurant, The Landing Restaurant at Occoquan Harbour Marina.

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Art on the Block

Posted by Lori on October 6, 2014 in Special Events, Town News
Occoquan Art on the Block Logo
Visit Occoquan on Saturday, November 8, from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm for Art on the Block. See more than 60 artists exhibiting their works in local galleries in town. 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 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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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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