Bull Shark Mania!

Posted by Lou on September 7, 2010 in Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Fishing News, Pictures, Potomac River
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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
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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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Occoquan circa 1917

Posted by Lou on August 2, 2010 in Pictures, Town News
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Check out this recently uncovered photo Occoquan circa 1917.

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Wakeboarding @ National Harbor

Posted by Lou on August 2, 2010 in Boating News, National Harbor, Pictures, Wakeboarding
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Look closely, pro wakeboarder Parks Bonifay is soaring through the air after hitting a mid-river kicker near National Harbor.

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Red Bull National Wake

Posted by Lou on July 27, 2010 in Boating News, Meetups, National Harbor, Potomac River, Wakeboarding
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Very cool event coming to National Harbor this week: a professional wakeboarding competition sponsored by Red Bull.

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Aquapalooza 2010 July 24th

Posted by Lou on June 27, 2010 in Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Boating News, Meetups, Occoquan River, Potomac River
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Here we go again! Price William Marina is hosting Aquapalooza 2010 in Washington DC, along the Potomac River. The location of the event has changed!

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Occoquan River Festival This Saturday

Posted by Lou on June 21, 2010 in Announcements, Special Events, Town News
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The Occoquan Merchants Association will be hosting the event, which will include a petting zoo, pony rides, craft demonstrations, live music, sidewalk sales, boat tours, and a Taste of Occoquan.

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Friend of Occoquan Passes

Posted by Lou on June 21, 2010 in Announcements, Town News
Sadly, the Occoquan Craft Fair director, Greg Gilker, passed away in an unfortunate accident at Belmont Bay Marina last Thursday. Greg did a lot for the town and will be sorely missed by many.

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Boat Sinks, Fuel Leaks into Occoquan River

Posted by Lou on June 17, 2010 in Boating News, Environmental News, Occoquan River
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A Cruisers yacht sunk at Captain John's Beach Marina, which results in the fuel take leaking into the river. Video after the jump.

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Occoquan Craft Fair This Weekend, June 5-6

Posted by Lou on June 1, 2010 in Craft Show, Special Events, Town News
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The 2010 Occoquan Spring Craft Fair will take place in Historic Occoquan, this weekend, June 5th & 6th.

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Revitalizing North Woodbridge: APPROVED

Posted by Lou on May 19, 2010 in Announcements, Redevelopment, Town News
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Last night, the Prince William County Board of Supervisors approved a major development plan to revitalize the "challenged" area between the Town of Occoquan and Belmont Bay. This is a huge development.

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Occoquan Election Updates

Posted by Lou on May 5, 2010 in Announcements, Politics, Town News
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Congratulations to challengers Liz Quist & Patrick Sivigny for winning seats on the Occoquan Town Council. Once again, congrats to Earnie Porta for being re-elected as Mayor for his third consecutive two-year term.

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2nd Annual Spring Dust-Off

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

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Occoquan River Fishing Report

Posted by Lou on April 19, 2010 in Fishing News, Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River
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Spring fishing at it's finest. Herring have invaded the river, bringing with them the white perch, hickory shad, and stripers.

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Occoquan Farmer’s Market 2010

Posted by Lou on April 19, 2010 in Farmer's Market, Town News
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The new signs on Route 123 and at Old Bridge Road say it all: The Occoquan Farmer's Market will return again in 2010.

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