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Teen Poetry Competition Winners Announced

April 24, 2015 12:36 PM0 comments

Mary Riley Styles Public Library’s Teen Poetry Competition resulted in 191 poetic entries. The Middle School and High School winners include (front row, from left): Christiane Smudde, Thuraya Hazer, Sneha Pathasarathy, Constance Meade, Kaia Jefferson, (back row) Lia Varbanova and Katherine Chiari. Emily Goff, who won 3rd place in the […]

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Jefferson Students Visit Colonial Williamsburg

April 23, 2015 4:34 PM0 comments

Two Thomas Jefferson Elementary School students try out the stocks during the school’s fifth grade trip to Colonial Williamsburg last Thursday. The group explored modes of transportation, weaponry and forge while learning about the lives of the colonists.

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Wanda Howard Honored at Jefferson-Jackson Potluck

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WANDA HOWARD (right) was honored as the recipient of the annual Marian Driver Award at the Falls Church City Democratic Committee’s Jefferson-Jackson Potluck on April 12 at the Community Center. The award was presented by committee chair Peg Willingham (left).

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Guest Commentary: Can Falls Church Help Address Global Warming?

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By Tim Stevens The changes we are making to our climate stand as a huge worldwide challenge. If we fail to address this challenge, we will significantly jeopardize the happiness and health (maybe even the survival) of future generations, according to nearly all climate scientists. The solution seems easy – […]

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Mason Girls Soccer Notch 3 Wins, Remain Undefeated

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by Liz Lizama The George Mason High School girls soccer team remains undefeated after notching three more wins this past week. On the road, the Mustangs defeated William Monroe High School 5-2 on Wednesday and Warren County High School 6-2 on Friday. After a more challenging away schedule, Mason returned […]

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King

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Letters to the Editor: April 23 – 29, 2015   Thanks for the Memories, Broad Street Burger King Editor, Recently I read with mixed emotions that the Burger King at 700 West Broad Street will soon be razed for new development. This establishment is where I got my first job, […]

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Local Activist Calls for New Progressive Era

April 22, 2015 7:54 PM0 comments

Peter Davis, a 2008 George Mason High School graduate who will be entering Harvard Law School this fall, made a stimulating presentation to a gathering hosted by the Falls Church League of Women Voters at the Community Center Sunday that argued for a new “Progressive Era” like the one the […]

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Fairfax Proposes Lower Water Rate

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The Fairfax Water Board of Directors have proposed to place City of Falls Church water customers on the same rate schedule as Fairfax Water legacy customers, effective with meter readings taken on or after July 1, 2015, according to a statement issued Wednesday. A public hearing on the proposed rate […]

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Mayors of F.C. & Vienna in Solar Challenge

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Falls Church Mayor David Tarter and Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco have issued a challenge to each other and will join in a friendly competition to see whose community can enroll the greatest number of participants for free home energy checkups and solar PV reviews as part of the Solarize NoVA […]

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Editorial: Is There Virtue In Falls Church?

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It comes down to this on the eve of the final vote on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the City operations and schools for the year beginning July 1: There is going to be a one-cent increase in the real estate tax rate, such that the schools will be […]

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