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F.C.’s Grace Mann Dies at Mary Washington University; Suspect in Custody

April 17, 2015 9:20 PM0 comments

Grace Rebecca Mann, 20, of Falls Church was found unconscious by housemates and subsequently died at the Mary Washington University hospital in Fredricksburg at 3 p.m. Friday, according to an NBC-TV report. Charges are pending against a suspect in the case, Steven Vander Briel. Mann was reported as a junior […]

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George Mason Regional Library Hosts Book Sale

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George Mason Friends, a Friends of the Library organization, is hosting a semi-annual book sale to benefit the Fairfax County Public Library System next weekend. The book sale hour are Thursday, April 23, from 3 – 9 p.m., Friday, April 24, from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Saturday, April 25, from […]

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Megan Graham Named F.C. Employee of the Year

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Megan Graham, a probation counselor for the City of Falls Church, was presented with the City’s 2014 Employee of the Year award on Monday, April 13, at the City Council meeting. She was also honored at a public reception at Cherry Hill Farmhouse on Monday. Graham was selected by the Employee […]

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Mother’s Day Tea, Civil War Day Scheduled for May

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Cherry Hill Farmhouse announced two events for the month of May last week. The first is a Mother’s Day Tea, which is scheduled for Sunday, May 3, from 2 – 4 p.m. at Cherry Hill Farmhouse. At the event, a costumed docent will discuss a mother’s role in the mid-19th […]

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Inaugural Taste of Annandale Slated for June 13

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The first ever Taste of Annandale, which will take place June 13 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., was announced yesterday at a press conference held by Fairfax County Supervisor Penny Gross, Reverend Clarence Brown, pastor of the Annandale United Methodist Church, Fairfax County Police Department Major Gunn Lee and Lambros Magiafas, […]

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Mason Chemists Win Top Prize

April 16, 2015 3:47 PM0 comments

Over spring break, George Mason High School seniors Beamlak Hailemariam, Julian Grippo and Michael Winters, Jr., won the first place prize at Intel’s Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair State Science Fair for Chemistry. Their project, “Emission Evaporators” looked at possible solutions for reducing carbon dioxide emissions from industrial power plants. […]

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Little City Skater

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Quinn Harbin (far right), a 7 year-old Falls Church resident and second grader at the Montessori School of Northern Virginia, placed third at the Liberty Mountain Skate Park Ramp Jam on March 28.

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The Lasso in the News-Press: Tennis & GM Commercialization

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The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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Letters to the Editor: Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School

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Letters to the Editor: April 16 – 22, 2015   Clark Proposal Is Not A ‘Free’ High School Editor, Nicholas Benton seems surprised at the small citizen turnout for City budget meetings. I think many residents have simply given up on this Council and this newspaper because they consistently seem in […]

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Guest Commentary: Mason District Needs a Supervisor Who Listens

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By Jessica Swanson I get the question a couple times a day now. “Why run against someone so well-known who has served for 19 years on the Board of Supervisors?” It’s nothing personal against our incumbent. I just have a different vision for Mason District, and it starts with really […]

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