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Rita’s Italian Ice Hosts 23rd Annual First Day of Spring Giveaway

March 19, 2015 4:34 PM0 comments

The Fairfax location of Rita’s Italian Ice is spreading “ice, custard and happiness” by giving away free italian ice on Friday, March 20. At more than 600 stores across the country, including Rita’s of Fairfax, Rita’s will offer every guest a free italian ice in limited edition First Day of […]

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Mason Boys Lacrosse Open New Season, New Era with Big Win

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George Mason High School’s boys varsity lacrosse beat Rock Ridge High School 16-2 in the first game of the 2015 season on Monday night. The resounding win was the first game under new head coach Mark Mesmer, who took on leading the program in fall of 2014. The Mustangs were […]

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Wagner Carries Love of Skating to World Championships

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by Lois Elfman “I’m always hungry for more, always hungry to see what else I can do and how I can top that last performance.” said Ashley Wagner, who performed exhilarating programs to win her third U.S. ladies title in January in Greensboro. “I am very competitive.” Wagner, 23, a […]

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Letters to the Editor: Concern Over Taxes Doesn’t Make One Grumpy & Stingy

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Letters to the Editor: March 19 – 25, 2015   Concern Over Taxes Doesn’t Make One Grumpy & Stingy Editor, Your “grumpy and stingy” editorial last week is similar to Mr. Dakin’s Letter to the Editor of January 8. He, however, was more explicit: If you (a hater of children and […]

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Dulin Church Youth Package Medical Supplies for Brother’s Brother

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Youth from Dulin Church at 513 East Broad Street packaged 508 pounds of medical supplies for Brother’s Brother, a medical international charity located in Merrifield, on Sunday, March 8. The Dulin congregation donated 200 pounds of hygiene and over-the-counter items.

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Guest Commentary: Mason Row Project Would Displace Many Local Businesses

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By David and Rebecca Tax As the owners of two local restaurants, we love doing business in the City of Falls Church and, even more so, we love being part of this community. But we want the community to know that if the proposed Mason Row project gets off the […]

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Mason Student Featured in FCA 3-D Art Show

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George Mason High School student Rachel Horovitz stands with her sculpture “Sea Whirled” at the opening reception of Falls Church Arts’ 3-D Art Show last Thursday. The sculpture is captioned with the following quote from Jacques Cousteau: “When we return wild animals to nature, we merely return them to what […]

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Chet DeLong 90th Birthday Fêted

March 18, 2015 11:34 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Library Board planned a small surprise birthday celebration for Chet DeLong at its monthly meeting Thursday night. It marked his 90th birthday. DeLong is the husband of Carol DeLong, who was Mayor of the City for four two-year terms in the 1980s. He is a retired chemist and has […]

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Clinton Wins Connolly’s Straw Poll Vote

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Hillary Clinton took the lion’s share of the vote in a straw poll conducted Tuesday at Rep. Gerry Connolly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day event. More than 1,100 elected officials, candidates, and party faithful from Northern Virginia and Richmond gathered in the Kena Temple ballroom for Connolly’s 21st annual St. Patrick’s […]

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Beyer Applauds School Anti-Restraint Bill

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U.S. Representative Don Beyer applauded Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe and the Virginia General Assembly for outlawing the use of seclusion and restraint to discipline public school students. “Governor McAuliffe and the Virginia legislature are right: These dangerous techniques have no place in our schools,” said Rep. Beyer. “I worked to […]

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