Archive for April, 2010


2nd Annual Spring Dust-Off

Posted by Lou on April 22, 2010 in Boat Clubs, Boating News, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Special Events

** Update: Due to the rainy forecast for this weekend, Spring Dust-Off is being moved to next weekend – Saturday, May 1st. Meet at Tim’s I before cruising over to the Mattawoman river to spend the night. **

2010 Not Aquapalooza Spring Dust-Off

Summertime, time to sit back and unwind (after you clean up your boat, of course). To get things crackin’ this year, the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is organizing the 2nd Annual Spring Dust-Off during the afternoon of Saturday, April 24th.

Last year it was a great time (Mother Nature cooperated). The plan is to tie up at Tim’s Rivershore and then cruise over to Mattawoman creek for the evening or until Sunday. All boats are welcome.

Join the best Facebook group for Potomac River boaters! Who knows, you might identify and connect with some fun local boaters. The mission of the Potomac River Party Boaters Association is to promote the tradition and sport of enjoying the Potomac River each and every summer.

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Occoquan River Fishing Report

Posted by Lou on April 19, 2010 in Fishing News, Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River

Anybody interested in fishing in Northern Virginia should definitely check out Charlie Taylor’s fishing report column in the News & Messenger. To whet your appetite, here is Taylor’s fishing report for the Occoquan River from April 8, 2010:

Spring fishing at it’s finest. Herring have invaded the river, bringing with them the white perch, hickory shad, and stripers. These, combined with the resident channel catfish, crappie and largemouth bass, are providing good action for anglers in the river. White perch anglers are filling coolers on bloodworms and nightcrawlers. Bass are taking plastic worms, jigs and crankbaits and crappie are being caught on small minnows and jigs. Catfish still like cut herring.

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Occoquan Farmer’s Market 2010

Posted by Lou on April 19, 2010 in Farmer's Market News, Town News

 

The new signs on Route 123 and at Old Bridge Road say it all: The Occoquan Farmer’s Market will return again in 2010. The market, which features locally grown produce will be open for business on Saturday mornings late April through early November (excludes craft show weekends).

Check out http://occoquanfarmersmarket.org/ for more details.

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2010 Town of Occoquan Elections

Posted by Lou on April 5, 2010 in Politics, Town News

Time to vote again! In May 2010 the residents of Occoquan will once again have the opportunity to elect a Mayor and new Town Council. Voting will take place at Town Hall from 6:00am – 7:00pm on Tuesday, May 2. Reminder, you must be registered to vote by April 12 in order to participate.

The big news is that there are more candidates than available seats on the Town Council this year. Here is a look at the slate of candidates:

Mayor:

Earnest W. Porta, Jr.

Town Council (Vote for 5):

Elizabeth A. “Liz” Quist
Ken T. Brunsvold
Denise M. Bush
Patrick A. Sivigny
James N. Walbert
Joao Paul “JP” Cunha

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