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Ocho de Bastos Slated for Concerts in the Park Series

July 10, 2015 1:15 PM0 comments

Locally-based Latin pop group Ocho de Bastos, which translates to Eight of Clubs, are the next group slated to play at the Falls Church Concerts in the Park series, sponsored by the City’s Recreation and Parks Department and the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, next Thursday at 7 p.m. at Cherry Hill […]

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F.C. Boys Soccer Team Wins Division Championship

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The Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department 5th grade boys soccer team the Falcons won its division championship for the Spring 2015 season with a 7-1 record. This is a major turnaround for the Falcons, who only won one match and finished second to last in its division last season. Coached by Emmanuel […]

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Stuart Grad Cruz Chavez Joins Prestigious Smithsonian Program

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Flor Jasmin Cruz Chavez, a Falls Church resident and spring 2015 graduate of J.E.B. Stuart High School’s International Baccalaureate program, was one of 21 college-bound high school graduates from across the county chosen for the Smithsonian Latino Center’s Young Ambassadors Program. All of the students chosen for the program recently […]

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F.C. Native Burgos Clowns for Capital Fringe Festivalgoers

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by Kate Karstens The 10th annual Capital Fringe Festival in D.C., which kicked off last week, plays host to a variety of showstopping artists ready to amaze audiences. Among those are performances such as “#SEXTS,” “Apocalypse Meow,” and “Barenaked Comedy,” all ready to push society’s boundaries of what the performing […]

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Guest Commentary: Despite Marriage Ruling, the Struggle Isn’t Over

July 9, 2015 11:59 AM1 comment

By Joe Hennessy When the United States Supreme Court released its decision in Obergefell v Hodges, the reaction was swift, passionate and predictably hyperbolic. Major decisions tend to inspire hopes and dreams as well as fear and anger. The reason for this is the false sense that giving anything to […]

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Press Pass: The Honey Dewdrops

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by Karim Doumar Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish met in college while playing in a band together. That was in 2003. Now, 12 years later, they are married and touring together as the members of a duet called The Honey Dewdrops to promote their newest album, Tangled Country. “It’s fun […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. Anglicans Were Not Expelled from Church

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  Letters to the Editor: July 9 – 15, 2015   F.C. Anglicans Were Not Expelled from Church Editor, When I saw the headline in the June 25 issue of the News-Press, “Expelled from Historic Church, Anglicans Buy a New Home”, my first thought was “there Nick Benton goes again, rewriting […]

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Students Urge J.E.B. Stuart H.S. Name Change

July 8, 2015 7:32 PM25 comments

An online petition signed by 338 people as of Wednesday morning is urging Mason District School Board member Sandy Evans to spearhead a name change for the J.E.B. Stuart High School in the Sleepy Hollow section of greater Falls Church. J.E.B. Stuart was a prominent Confederate general during the Civil […]

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McLean Citizens Group Opposing Mt. Daniel Expansion

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After literally years of preparations, including the passing of a City-wide referendum last November, the Falls Church School Board’s efforts to achieve a renovation and expansion of the Mt. Daniel Elementary School located just outside the City limits in Fairfax County may be derailed if the Fairfax County Planning Commission […]

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Metro Proposal Limits Orange, Silver Line Trips

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Metro officials have drafted a “rail service optimization” plan that was presented to its Riders’ Advisory Council last week proposing a more reliable spacing of stops along the system’s lines to make them overall more efficient and to reduce the number of cars during peak hours in some areas, and […]

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