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Friday, February 3, 2023

Independence Day

SoberRide helps keep 400+ safe over holiday

A total of 435 people availed themselves of free rides home during Independence Day as part of the SoberRide initiative of the Washington Regional Alcohol Program (WRAP). As part of a collaborative effort with Lyft, free rides home for those,...

Editor’s Notebook: Four to go!

I was just old enough to have the very dimmest of memories of the 1976 Bicentennial celebration (living in the suburbs of Philadelphia at the time, one couldn’t escape it). So it is making me feel old indeed to...

Vienna gets an early start on holiday fireworks

amilies and revelers made their annual pilgrimage to Vienna’s Yeonas Park July 1 to enjoy live music, copious fireworks and community camaraderie. Even those who arrived 45 minutes before the 9:30 p.m. fireworks show found the park packed. Many people...

Fairfax fire officials urge safety first with fireworks

The Fourth of July would not be the same without breathtaking fireworks, but tragedy can strike within seconds when fireworks are not properly and safely used, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department officials said. Thousands of people are injured each...

‘Old School’ column: Let’s eat!

As you can tell from past columns, I had an idyllic childhood, filled with fun, friends and little work. But I always wished for one of those big family cookouts on holidays like the Fourth of July. In my early...

Great Falls gearing up to celebrate Independence Day

The Celebrate Great Falls Foundation will host the Fourth of July Hometown Celebration and Parade on July 4 at two locations in Great Falls. Morning festivities kick off with the Little Patriots Parade, followed by the Main Parade around the...

McLean fireworks arrive two days early owing to staff shortages

For the first time since 2019 because of the pandemic, McLean Community Center will hold its annual Independence Day Fireworks Celebration – but two days ahead of the traditional Fourth of July. The celebration will return to Langley High School,...

SoberRide to be in effect for Independence Day

The Washington Regional Alcohol Program’s “SoberRide” initiative, conducted in collaboration with Lyft, will be in operation during Independence Day. From July 4 at 4 p.m. to July 5 at 4 a.m., those who otherwise might be driving while impaired will...

Independence Day fireworks to arrive early in Vienna

Because its fireworks vendor will not be able to have adequate staffing, the town of Vienna will hold its Independence Day celebration at Yeonas Park three days early on Friday, July 1, town officials announced June 3. “As much as...

Happy 245th birthday, USA!

The Sun Gazette wishes you a happy and safe Independence Day!
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