Ken Burns Civil War Tour Coming to Occoquan

Posted by Lou on February 9, 2011 in Civil War, Special Events, Town News
civil-war-occoquan
Thanks to the efforts of the Prince William County/Manassas Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and others, Occoquan is on the itinerary of the 2011 Tauck Civil War Event Tour.

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The Ghosts of Occoquan

Posted by Lou on January 17, 2011 in Town News, Video
Occoquan Ghosts
Is Occoquan haunted by ghosts? This 3-part series on YouTube examines the ghosts of Occoquan in a series of interviews with local merchants.

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Mount Vernon Streams in Dire Straits

Posted by Lou on January 15, 2011 in Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Environmental News, Potomac River
Potomac Watershed Stream Quality
According to the Fairfax County Stormwater Management Program, the watersheds around Mount Vernon are the lowest quality in the county.

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Occoquan Before the Civil War

Posted by Lou on January 3, 2011 in Civil War, Town News, Video
Occoquan Civil War
Occoquan resident and history buff Boyd Alexander put together this photo montage that recounts the "Liberty Pole Incident" that occurred in Occoquan prior to the Civil War.

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“In a Sea Ray” (cheese alert!)

Posted by Lou on December 20, 2010 in Boating News, Occoquan River, Potomac River, Video
sea ray
I'm nominating this video for the cheesiest boater rap music video of 2011 in a make-believe award competition that I just made up.

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Holiday Boat Parade of Lights

Posted by Lou on December 2, 2010 in Boat Clubs, Boating News, Christmas, Holiday, Potomac River, Special Events
Parade of Lights
The annual Parade of Lights boat parade will take place this weekend along the Old Town waterfront in Alexandria.

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The Holiday Shopping Season Begins

Posted by Lou on November 18, 2010 in Christmas, Holiday, Town News
occoquan_christmas
Visit Occoquan this Friday, November 19, for the annual Holiday Open House organized by the Business Guild of Occoquan.

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A Trio of Sweet Links

Posted by Lou on October 27, 2010 in Announcements, Chesapeake Bay, Redevelopment, Town News
Occoquan I-95
New lanes open on I-95, shoreline boardwalk coming to town, and a feature article about Occoquan!

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Mayor Pens Book About Occoquan

Posted by Lou on October 25, 2010 in Civil War, Occoquan River, Politics, Town News
occoquan-mayor-book
Mayor Earnie Porta has written a 128-page book about the history of Occoquan and it's available for purchase on on Amazon.

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A Perfect Day on the River, Until…

Posted by Lou on October 10, 2010 in Pictures, Random Musings
Horrible Boating Accident
Speedo Lovers: Watch out for those cleat hitches!!!

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Virtual Tour of Occoquan

Posted by Lou on September 28, 2010 in Pictures, Town News, Video
occoquan-sign
Occoquan resident Boyd Alexander recently uploaded a slideshow to YouTube that includes a number of great pictures. Enjoy!

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2010 Occoquan Fall Craft Fair 9/25-9/26

Posted by Lou on September 19, 2010 in Craft Show, Town News
Occoquan Craft Fair Root Beer
The 2010 Occoquan Fall Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan, Saturday September 25th (10:00 AM to 6:00 PM) and Sunday, September 26th (10:00 AM until 5:00 PM) rain or shine.

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Potomac River Healthiest in 50 Years

Posted by Lou on September 12, 2010 in Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Environmental News, Fishing News, Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River, Potomac River
Blue Water Waste Treatment Plan
According to the Washington Post, the Potomac River is now the healthiest that it has been since the 1950's.

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Bull Shark Mania!

Posted by Lou on September 7, 2010 in Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Fishing News, Pictures, Potomac River
bullshark
Bull Shark Mania is is engulfing the Potomac River Watershed. Where were the sharks caught? Click through for details.

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Pura Vida

Posted by Lou on September 7, 2010 in Random Musings
Pura Vida Surfing
Costa Rica is an amazingly beautiful country that does a fantastic job promoting the environment and eco-tourism. I would love to see some of the Tico spirit come to Occoquan.

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