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
aquapalooza
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.

Read More »

Occoquan Spring Craft Fair 2013

Posted by Lou on May 29, 2013 in Craft Show, Special Events, Town News
Occoquan Beads
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).

Read More »

Occoquan Farmer’s Market 2013 Powered by the OTC

Posted by Lou on May 9, 2013 in Farmer's Market News, 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.

Read More »

Cherry Blossom Peak Bloom Prediction!

Posted by Lou on April 1, 2013 in Announcements, Washington DC News
jefferson-memorial-at-cherry-blossom-time1
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!

Read More »

2013 Prince William Boat Show

Posted by Lou on March 17, 2013 in Boat Shows, Boating News, Occoquan River, Potomac River
Prince William Marina Occoquan, VA
This weekend, for the 5th year in a row, the Prince William Marina is hosting the "Washington Capital Boating Show" along the Occoquan waterfront.

Read More »

Shipping a Pie from Occoquan to Honolulu

Posted by Lou on December 12, 2012 in Video
abcnews-occoquan
Watch the pie (purchased at Mom's Apple Pie) travel through FedEx's spiderweb of conveyor belts and wind up on a Waikiki beach, served alongside a Mai Tai.

Read More »

Cruising the Occoquan River

Posted by Lou on November 13, 2012 in Occoquan River, Video
cruising-along-the-occoquan-on-a-boat
Boating season 2012 is drawing to an end. It's time to winterize but that doesn't mean you can't watch the shorelines of the Occoquan stream past your bow. Here's your momento...

Read More »

Sandy Pummels Occoquan

Posted by Lou on October 29, 2012 in Boating News, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Town News
PotomacSandyHydrologic.jpg
According to NOAA's Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service, the Potomac River will crest above the major flood stage on Wednesday night at 7pm.

Read More »

Many Trails Lead to Occoquan

Posted by Lou on October 21, 2012 in Hiking, Transportation
Occoquan Hiking Trail
Autumn is a great time to explore the great outdoors. If you live in or around Occoquan, you can take advantage of a network of hiking, biking and paddling trails that wind around and through town. There are 5 notable trails that pass through Occoquan.

Read More »

Potomac Snakehead Terror

Posted by Lou on July 1, 2012 in Fishing News, Occoquan River, Potomac River
Courtesy Maryland DNR and James Berry
The Potomac River is infested with bloodthirsty, meat-eating Northern Snakeheads. They can breathe air and slither across land. They're huge, ugly and invasive. See the Top 10 Snakeheads catches of 2012 after the jump!

Read More »

Paddle the Occoquan with Mayor Porta

Posted by Lou on April 9, 2012 in Announcements, Meetups, Occoquan River, Occoquan Rowing, Town News
kayak-occoquan
Mayor Ernie Porta will be leading historic tours of Occoquan River by kayak on the first and third Saturday of every month starting this Saturday, April 7.

Read More »

Dead Snakehead Fish Wanted

Posted by Lou on March 28, 2012 in Environmental News, Potomac River, Video
how to kill a snakehead fish
The Maryland Department of Natural Resource plans to reward 3 lucky snakehead killers with $200 cash. As a top predator, the snakehead fish is a direct threat to valuable fish populations, including bass.

Read More »

2012 Town of Occoquan Elections

Posted by Lou on March 20, 2012 in Announcements, Pictures, Town News
Occoquan Town Hall Elections
In 2012 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 1. Reminder, you must be registered to vote by April 9th in order to participate.

Read More »

Mission to Mason Neck

Posted by Lou on March 3, 2012 in Civil War, Pictures
Virginia Historical Society
The Opinionator Blog in the New York Times recently published an interesting recount of the importance of accurate maps during the Civil War. Understanding the twists and turns of the Occoquan River was vital, which prompted a comprehensive mapping effort.

Read More »

Civil War Reenactment Coming to Occoquan 2/25

Posted by Lou on February 7, 2012 in Civil War, Meetups, Town News
Occoquan Civil War Reenactment
Calling all Civil War junkies! As Occoquan continues to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, a special event has been planned that will include a live Civil War reenactment.

Read More »