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Amy Poe Leaves McLean HS, Set to Direct ‘American Idiot’

July 21, 2015 2:11 PM0 comments

by Kate Karstens Following the touring Broadway production of American Idiot in 2014, comes another theatrical work from the critically acclaimed director, Amy E. Poe. Following her national success with Big Fish, Poe will return to the stage apart from McLean High School with her rendition of American Idiot, a […]

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Tysons-Pimmit Library Hosts David Nicholson for Author Event

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The Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, located at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, is hosting local author David Nicholson, who will read selections from his latest book Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City, next Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Nicholson will also discuss and sign his new book at the […]

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F.C.’s Howard Stoodley Honored by City Council

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Falls Church resident Howard Stoodley was honored by the City Council last week for his service as a member, leader and historian of the Board of Zoning Appeals for more than twenty years, from October 1994 through December 2014. In an e-mail from the City’s communications office, the City Council […]

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F.C. Resident Finishes First Twice, Wins Over $45,000 on Jeopardy!

July 17, 2015 1:51 PM0 comments

Ben Hemmens, 43, a stay-at-home dad from Bailey’s Crossroads, came in first place on “”Jeopardy!”” on both Tuesday and Wednesday night and came in second place last night, winning a total of $45,200.

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Boy Scout Troop 895 Backpacks Through Rockies

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31 Boy Scouts and 12 adult chaperons, all members of Falls Church Boy Scout Troop 895, returned Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM, having successfully completed a backpacking trek in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range of the Southern Rockies. The trip was chartered by Falls Church Presbyterian Church. Philmont […]

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Mason’s Spinello Competing in America’s Best Coach Contest

July 16, 2015 4:11 PM0 comments

George Mason High School’s varsity boys soccer coach Frank Spinello is one of 24 coaches from across the country currently competing in USA Today High School Sports’ 2014-2015 America’s Best Coach contest, which started yesterday, July 15, with the opening of voting at The group includes coach of the year […]

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Letters to the Editor: Kudos for Council’s Decision To Replace School Turf

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Letters to the Editor: July 16 – 22, 2015   Kudos for Council’s Decision To Replace School Turf Editor, The City Council’s decision to replace the turf field at George Mason High School makes sense, for practical, safety and fiscal reasons. Widely used by high school teams and community groups, the […]

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Guest Commentary: Innovation Flourishes with F.C. Education Foundation

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By Cecily Shea The Falls Church Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 to support the Falls Church City Public Schools, thanks the local businesses, community leaders, and supporters of the “Little City” schools for their tremendous support during the 2014-15 academic year. The incredible generosity of donors […]

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Editorial: Fairfax County’s Shame

July 15, 2015 5:05 PM6 comments

Some ugly realities have surfaced right here in Northern Virginia in the context of the new national momentum to cleanse public spaces of glorified remnants of the pro-slavery Confederate insurgency that sought to secede from the United States, triggering the Civil War 150 years ago. The ugly realities are from […]

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F.C. Council Set to Finalize Annexed Land ‘RFP’

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Following on last weekend’s town hall meeting at City Hall and extensive discussions at its regular business meeting Monday and Tuesday’s School Board meeting, the Falls Church City Council will convene for a work session Monday night to put final touches on a “request for proposal,” or RFP, for development […]

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