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Guest Commentary: On 50th Anniversary of Medicare, a Look at the Journey

July 30, 2015 11:35 AM0 comments

By Bob McCan Fifty years ago, late in the afternoon of July 29, 1965, the phone rang in my office at the U.S. Office of Economic Opportunity. Blue Carstenson, Director of the National Council of Senior Citizens, was on the line. Blue had been a college student at Marshall, Missouri […]

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Press Pass: Andrew and Polly

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by Karim Doumar Andrew Barkan and Polly Hall met at Amherst College while making a folk rock record. Now they are married, have a one-year-old baby, spend most of their time creating and performing children’s music, and will be performing at Jammin’ Java at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 1. […]

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Letters to the Editor: ‘Little City’ Should Be Changed to ‘Congested City’

10:00 AM1 comment

Letters to the Editor: July 30 – August 5, 2015   ‘Little City’ Should Be Changed to ‘Congested City’ Editor, I am appalled at what I view as continued out of control growth and expansion at the expense of quality of life in the “Little City;” a misnomer that should […]

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New Contractor for S. West Paving

July 29, 2015 9:50 PM2 comments

At its Monday meeting this week, the Falls Church City Council approved a contract with Finley Asphalt and Sealing for the S. West Street roadbed reconstruction project. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the original contractor became unavailable. A new company was selected per the City’s purchasing guidelines. The project will begin […]

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Editorial: Now’s the Time To Absorb Risk

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Risk, of course, is always a concern, and in life it goes with the territory. There is simply no way to get away from it. Even the walk from the recliner to the refrigerator between innings of a televised baseball game involves risk – a very low one in most […]

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Seats Still Available for Master Gardener Volunteer Training

July 27, 2015 12:53 PM0 comments

The fall training program for Virginia Cooperative Extension Master Gardners in Arlington/Alexandria has a few slots available for area residents who want to learn more about gardening and be trained to work as volunteers in Virginia Cooperative Extension public education programs, which are aimed at preserving and sustaining the environment. […]

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W. Broad Street Fire Causes $100,000 in Damages

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A fire at 929 W. Broad Street Monday morning caused $100,000 damage, according to a press release from the City of Falls Church.

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F.C. Man Charged in Fatal Stabbing in Urban, Md.

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Song Su Kim, 30, of Falls Church has been charged by the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office for allegedly murdering a man and seriously wounding the man’s wife at the Anna Prayer Counseling and Retreat Center in Urbana, Md.

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F.C. Students Earn Academic Honors Throughout Virginia

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Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors at colleges, universities and other academic institutions throughout Virginia during the spring 2015 semester. Alexis Morse (cum laude), Danielle O’Brien (magna cum laude), Christopher Tran (cum laude) and Erica Walborn (magna cum laude) graduated from James Madison University with honors. The following students also graduated from James […]

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One More Page Announces Additional Summer Events

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One More Page Books, located on the edge of Falls Church at 2200 N. Westmoreland St. #101, Arlington, announced additional summer events earlier this week. On Thursday, July 30, at 7 p.m. Washington Post Sunday Magazine staff writer and author Neely Tucker will be at One More Page to discuss and sign […]

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