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Jessie Thackrey Preschool Officially Opens

May 14, 2015 9:53 AM0 comments

FALLS CHURCH’S NEW Jesse Thackrey Preschool was officially opened on N. Cherry Street with a ribbon cutting featuring Falls Church A-List dignitaries, including School Board and City Council members Tuesday night. The completion of a major renovation allowed for the opening of the new facility.

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Letters to the Editor: Pleased With Planners’ Development Discussion

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Letters to the Editor: May 14 – 20, 2015   Pleased With Planners’ Development Discussion Editor, I have to express deep appreciation for the Planning Commission and its lengthy discussion of the Spectrum Development project on Monday night. Numerous important issues and concerns were raised. I was especially pleased to hear […]

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U.S. News Report Ranks GMHS 5th in State

May 13, 2015 7:43 PM8 comments

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked Falls Church’s George Mason High School the fifth best in Virginia in its school rankings edition. Mason is also ranked by the magazine 140th out of 29,070 high schools nationally. Rankings of other area schools in Virginia include the magnet Thomas Jefferson […]

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F.C. Recycling Rate Up from 63 to 66 Percent

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Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields announced at Monday’s City Council meeting that the recycling rate in the City has grown in the last year from 63 to 66 percent as percentages of total solid waste. Shields told the News-Press that the statistics are generated by the City in conjunction […]

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I-66 Lane Closures Thursday, Friday Nights

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Drivers can expect multiple lane closures along westbound I-66 from Lee Highway (East Falls Church) to the Dulles Airport Access Road ramp between 10 p.m. Thursday, May 14 and 5 a.m. Friday, May 15. According to the Virginia Department of Transportation, two lanes of traffic will be maintained while the […]

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Editorial: The Mouth of A Gift Horse

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The decisive decision by the Falls Church City Council and the School Board to reject the unsolicited proposal by Clark Construction to build a new high school, renovate the middle school and aggressively develop the portions of the 39 acres of newly-acquired City land near the West Falls Church Metro […]

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Crime Report: F.C. Man Charged With Drug Possession & Intent to Distribute

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A man was arrested with a collection of drugs and charged with intent to distribute in the City of Falls Church last Saturday, May 9. According to the City crime report, the 20-year old City of F.C. man was arrested for driving under the influence, underage possession of alcohol, possession […]

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F.C. Residents Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation

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Four residents of Falls Church earned academic honors at colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation recently. Jamie A. Calderon, a sophomore at McDaniel College, received the The Jean Alpaugh Award for Interdisciplinary Study at the college’s Spring Awards ceremony. Vincent Le graduated from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor of Business […]

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City Says No Injuries, Much Damage in Knollwood House Fire

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No one of the Oliver family of four was home early this morning at 613 Knollwood Ave. in Falls Church when a fire broke out that gutted half of their house.

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Columbia Baptist CDC Wins ‘Cool School’ Contest

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Ledo Pizza of Falls Church and Macaroni Kid McLean-Vienna-Falls Church-Merrifield partnered to thank teachers for their dedication and commitment to our students during Teacher Appreciation Week. The ‘Cool School Contest’ was held on Macaroni Kid’s website during the month of April. Macaroni Kid is a free resource for families in our area […]

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