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FCA All-Members Show Opens at ArtSpace Falls Church

April 13, 2015 2:52 PM0 comments

Falls Church Arts’ All-Members show “A Few of My Favorite Things” opened last Friday, April 10, at ArtSpace Falls Church. According to Falls Church Arts president Barb Cram, the show’s opening reception was packed with artists and art patrons from around the Washington, D.C. region. New and old Falls Church […]

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Kids First Bake Sale for Homestretch Set for April 18

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Kids First, a group of au pairs based in Falls Church, is hosting a bake sale this Saturday, April 18 to benefit Homestretch.  Members of the organization will be in front of the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street from 8 a.m. – noon. All of the basked goods will be […]

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2 F.C. Educators Honored By Washington Post

April 10, 2015 9:55 AM0 comments

George Mason High School principal Tyrone Byrd was honored as one of the area’s top principals and Mount Daniel Elementary’s Nanette Hof was named the City of Falls Church’s most outstanding teacher of the year by the Washington Post Friday.

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Letters to the Editor: Why Aren’t Commercial Assessments Increasing?

April 9, 2015 11:29 AM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: April 9 – 15, 2015   Why Aren’t Commercial Assessments Increasing? Editor, In regard to property taxes, the homeowners are bearing an increasing share of the burden. If you look at the tax assessments of commercial properties in Falls Church, most show no change over the last […]

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Guest Commentary: Touring the Swimming Pools of the World

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By Sia Nowrojee Swimming has always been my yoga, my meditation. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, I treasure memories, as most competitive swimmers do, of weekend swim meets, sitting around with teammates, waiting endlessly for heats and then finals, the smell of wet towels and chlorine around us. I left […]

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‘Solarize Falls Church’ Initiative Kicks Off

April 8, 2015 8:52 PM0 comments

From April 1 through June 30, solar power for homes will be easier and more affordable than ever thanks to another round of Solarize Falls Church, a program that offers bulk purchasing discounts and free solar site assessments to homeowners. The program kicks off in Falls Church as a limited-time, […]

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VPIS Prepares for April 18 Arbor Day

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Falls Church’s Village Preservation and Improvement Society announced plans for a tree planting and participation in annual Arbor Day celebrations at Falls Church’s Frady Park on Saturday, April 18. The planting will take place at 120 W. Westmoreland at 8:30 a.m. and the celebration at 3 p.m. at Frady Park. […]

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Another Challenger to Gross Announces

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Not only will long-time Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross face a Democratic primary challenge in June, but another candidate has announced her intent to run as an independent to face Gross in the November general election. While Gross will be challenged by Jessica Swanson in the June primary, community activist […]

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Editorial: A State-of-the Art New High School

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So now it is confirmed by a prospective developer that the construction of a new $100 million state-of-the-art George Mason High School, one that could be a model of modernity and immensely conducive to 21st century learning demands, can be built without costing Falls Church taxpayers a dime. The cost, […]

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Mustang Girls Crush Madison County, Manassas Park in Consecutive Shutouts

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By Liz Lizama The George Mason High School girls soccer team returned from spring break to win 9-0 against Madison County High School on Monday and 8-0 against Manassas Park on Tuesday. In Mason’s last game before break, the Mustangs shut out Central Woodstock High School, 8-0. The almost two-week gap […]

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