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F.C. Residents Break Records At NoVa Senior Olympics

October 2, 2015 3:28 PM0 comments

Several Falls Church residents broke records and won medals at the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, which took place from September 12 – 25. Mandy Whalen broke a record in women’s diving, the women’s 200-meter run and the women’s 400-meter walk. Elizabeth Jasper is the new record holder in the women’s football […]

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F.C. Candidates’ Forums Set for Oct. 8

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A public forum featuring candidates for the City of Falls Church’s City Council and School Board competing in the upcoming Nov. 3 election is scheduled for next Thursday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the American Legion Post at 400 N. Oak Street. The Oct. 8 sponsors include the Falls Church […]

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F.C. Sheriff Warns of Regional Scams

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The City of Falls Church Sheriff’s Office has issued a warning to citizens to be alert for scams now being undertaken in the region. The scam begins with a phone call, email or posted mail claiming a resident must make a payment to avoid being arrested. “Sheriff’s deputies and police […]

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F.C. Seeks Input on Legislative Package

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The Falls Church City Council is developing its 2016 Legislative Program and seeks input from the community, according to a City press release issued yesterday. The adopted Legislative Program provides the foundation for positions on bills before the Virginia General Assembly that will impact the City. The General Assembly session […]

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2 New F.C. Mixed Use Development Plans Floated

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Before the Economic Development committee of the Falls Church City Council last Thursday night, two new proposals for mixed use development projects were given a preliminary hearing. The first was submitted by Greystar LLC to the City Planning Department calling for a 10 story, age restricted apartment building of 178 […]

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Mustangs Volleyball Defeats Reigning District Champions

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by Matt Delaney George Mason High School’s volleyball team continues to be red-hot as they extended their win streak to six matches after a dramatic victory against reigning Bull Run District champion Madison County by a score of 3-1 (25-9, 25-10, 20-25, 25-23) at home on Sept. 29. The fourth […]

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Local Doctor Leads Lung Cancer Study Initiative

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Dr. Sandeep Khandhar, surgical director of a CVTSA thoracic, surgical director of thoracic oncology at Inova in Falls Church, is one of the leading doctors of a global cancer study initiative aiming to determine some of the best medical technologies to help patients. Khandhar is working on Medtronic’s Minimally Invasive Therapies […]

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Volunteers Sought for F.C. Fall Community Clean Up

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Volunteers are being sought to clean up the City of Falls Church on Saturday, Oct. 10 from 10 a.m. – noon and keep litter out of the City’s waterways. Citizens or groups can request any area of town to clean up or be assigned an area of town the day […]

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8th Annual Halloween Store Window Painting Starts Oct. 10

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Artists of all ages will be gathering around the city starting Saturday, Oct. 10 to paint the windows of local businesses during the 8th Annual Halloween Store Window Painting Festival, which will take place October 10, 11 and 17. Last year more than 100 painters took part in the spooky […]

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Guest Commentary: Predatory Lending is Out of Control in Virginia

October 1, 2015 11:10 AM2 comments

By Scott A. Surovell Last month, Attorney General Mark Herring noted that Virginia was becoming known as the predatory lending capital of the East Coast. Predatory loans have exploded in Virginia. In 2009, the General Assembly capped pay day loans at 36 percent. Payday lenders claimed they couldn’t make money […]

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