Archive for August, 2014


New Exhibit at the Artists’ Undertaking Gallery

Posted by Lou on August 18, 2014 in Announcements, Special Events, Town News

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.

The exhibit runs September 2 – October 6. An Artists’ Reception will be held on Saturday, September 13, from 1 to 5 pm.

The gallery is open 11am to 5pm daily and is located at 309 Mill Street in Occoquan, VA.

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“Friend of the Occoquan” License Plate

Posted by Lou on August 18, 2014 in Announcements, Town News, Transportation

Occoquan River Communities (ORC) is sponsoring an initiative to create a special “Friend of the Occoquan” regional license plate.

The brainchild of Polka Dot Diva’s co-owner Kristyn Gleason, the effort is being led by Betty Dean, the President of ORC, and the special plate has been designed by local artist Donna Merchant.

In order to get the Commonwealth of Virginia to approve creation of the plate, ORC must collect at least 450 completed, paid applications for the plate before January 30, 2015.

Fees for the special plate are $25 for a non-personalized plate and $35 for a personalized one.  Click here to complete an application.

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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

SOLD! The tiny island at the confluence of the Potomac and Occoquan rivers has been sold to the highest bidder for $65,000. InsideNova has the full scoop.

According to the new owner, Mark Richards, the island might soon have a new name:

“It’s had a lot of local names, none of them being Holiday Island. Everybody calls it either Rock Island or Spider Island. It’s been called Dinosaur Island because the tree looked like a T-Rex. I’m thinking about naming it The Duck Blind at Rock Island or maybe just The Duck Blind.”

The county assessment: $2,500
The original list price: $477,000
The final selling price: $65,000

A square deal? Here is the virtual tour, courtesy of MRIS.

For some unknown reason, the address of the island is 15751 Featherstone Road. The island is 1/4 acre and zoned A-1 (agricultural).

Correction: A previous version of this story included photographs of Conrad Island.

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