Epic Fail

Posted by Lou on January 24, 2010 in Occoquan Reservoir, Pictures, Random Musings
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@fallenposters: Just called the police because of a group of three teens in a boat on the thin ice of the Occoquan Reservoir.

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The Great Recession Strikes Occoquan

Posted by Lou on January 14, 2010 in Town News
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The Great Recession has not relinquished its icy grip on the world and small towns far and wide continue to struggle, including Occoquan.

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Blizzard of 2009 Rocks Occoquan

Posted by Lou on December 20, 2009 in Announcements, Town News, Washington DC News
Occoquan Blizzard of 2009
Old man winter dumped between 18 and 22 inches on Occoquan. Took a drive through town this morning, amazing how many people don't own a snow shovel. I saw somebody shoveling with a dust pan.

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Occoquan Tree of Hope

Posted by Lou on December 2, 2009 in Christmas, Holiday, Town News
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The season of giving is upon us and once again the Town of Occoquan is counting on local generosity to help the homeless.

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Occoquan Cruising Destinations

Posted by Lou on October 15, 2009 in Boating News, Buoys & Markers, Chesapeake Bay, Occoquan River, Potomac River
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Where should we cruise this weekend? How long will it take to get there? Check out these nearby boating destinations and travels times departing from the Historic Town of Occoquan.

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Battle: Craft Show vs. Otkoberfest

Posted by Lou on September 25, 2009 in Meetups, National Harbor, Random Musings
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Summer is officially over but the spirit must live on. This weekend features a classic battle between two events along the Potomac river. One is old, one is new. Both will probably be a good time.

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Return of the Homebuilders

Posted by Lou on September 8, 2009 in Redevelopment, Town News
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Its been awhile since the hum of bulldozers has accompanied the morning song of local osprey but it seems that is about to change.

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Aquapalooza 2009 Recap

Posted by Lou on July 27, 2009 in Aquapalooza
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According to NOAA, the wind kicked up to 39 mph and although there wasn't much rain, it was enough to put an end to most of the celebrating.

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The Battle of Occoquan

Posted by Lou on July 27, 2009 in Town News
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Check out this interesting article about the struggle of small town merchants during the great recession.

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July 4th Money Shot

Posted by Lou on July 6, 2009 in Holiday, Pictures, Washington DC News
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Here is a fantastic picture taken by Patrick Worcester on July 4th, 2009 from his boat on the Potomac river, between the 14th Street bridge complex and the Memorial bridge.

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Aquapalooza 2009 Draws Near

Posted by Lou on July 6, 2009 in Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Boating News, Chesapeake Bay, Meetups, Occoquan River, Special Events
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Prince William Marine is hosting Aquapalooza this year at Tim's II at Fairview Beach on the Potomac River featuring country crooner Daryle Singletary.

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Drunk Dude Kills Duck @ Tim’s Rivershore

Posted by Lou on June 18, 2009 in Potomac River, Random Musings
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If you've been to Tim's Rivershore in Dumfires, you'll love this story!

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Register Now For Aquapalooza!

Posted by Lou on June 5, 2009 in Aquapalooza, Boat Clubs, Meetups, Special Events
This year's Signature Event, featuring country-music superstar Alan Jackson, runs from July 24th to 26th at Lake Martin, Alabama. The big event near Occoquan will take place at Tim's II, along Fairview Beach.

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Occoquan Reservoir Best For Largemouth Bass

Posted by Lou on June 3, 2009 in Fishing News, Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River
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Each year biologists with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries shock the hell out of our lakes and rivers to determine where the best fishing is to be had.

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Amazing River Rescue

Posted by Lou on June 3, 2009 in Occoquan Reservoir, Occoquan River, Video
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Check out this CNN iReport video that recounts the dramatic river rescue that occurred just above the Occoquan Resevoir Dam on Monday, June 1st.

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