The Holiday Shopping Season Begins

Posted by Lou on November 18, 2010 in Christmas, Holiday, Town News
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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Occoquan circa 1917

Posted by Lou on August 2, 2010 in Pictures, Town News
occoquan circa 1917
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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