Live on Fox 5: The Blue Arbor Cafe

Posted by Lou on June 6, 2014 in Town News, Video
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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
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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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Climate Change Casualty: Georgetown Waterfront?

Posted by Lou on August 11, 2013 in Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Environmental News, Georgetown Waterfront, Potomac River, Washington DC News
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To reach the Georgetown waterfront by boat, you must pass under a series of bridges. What will happen when sea level rises and the bridges stay the same height? Take a look at these illustrations.

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Occoquan Riverfront Park Moves Forward – UPDATED

Posted by Lou on August 11, 2013 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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AquaPalooza 2013: Saturday July 20th at Tim’s 2 Fairview Beach

Posted by Lou on July 15, 2013 in Aquapalooza, Boating News, Meetups, Potomac River, Special Events
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Aquapalooza 2013, the world's largest boating event, will once again have an outpost in Washington DC. This year the merry mayhem will take place on the Potomac River at Tim's 2 Restaurant and Crabhouse on Saturday July 20th.

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Occoquan Spring Craft Fair 2013

Posted by Lou on May 29, 2013 in Craft Show, Special Events, Town News
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The 2013 Occoquan Spring Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan on Saturday June 1st (10am to 6pm) & Sunday, June 2nd (10am until 5pm).

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Occoquan Farmer’s Market 2013 Powered by the OTC

Posted by Lou on May 9, 2013 in Farmer's Market, Town News
Occoquan Farmers Market
The Occoquan Farmer's Market will return in 2013 and market hours and location will remain the same as in the past -- with a twist: an advance order and delivery service.

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Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Prediction!

Posted by Lou on April 1, 2013 in Announcements, Washington DC News
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The Peak Bloom Period prediction for the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees that encircle the Tidal Basin in Washington DC has been revised to April 3 - 6, 2013!

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4th Annual Occoquan River Cleanup

Posted by Lou on April 1, 2013 in Environmental News, Meetups, Occoquan River
Occoquan River Clean-Up
Join your neighbors and volunteers in sprucing up the shoreline in town! There are 2 Occoquan River cleanups planned for the month of April, 2013.

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