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F.C. Students Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation

June 17, 2015 5:22 PM0 comments

Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors from colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation during the spring 2015 semester. Maria Come made the dean’s list at Washington College, where students must earn a 3.5 grade point average or higher to make the list. Elizabeth Clarke Rhee was named […]

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George Mason Girls Capture Eighth Consecutive State Title

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by Liz Lizama George Mason High School’s varsity girls soccer team shut out Gate City High School 9-0 in the VHSL 2A state semifinal at Radford University on Friday to advance to the final against Maggie Walker Governor’s School on Saturday. Though Mason had a rough first half against the […]

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Mason Girls Lacrosse Team Qualifies For State Tourney in Best Season Ever

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by Debbie Schantz-Hiscott The George Mason High School girls lacrosse team completed its best regular and post- season in history last week with a combined record of 14-4. Mason’s only losses through the season, conference and regional competitions were to the eventual 4A state champions, Woodgrove High School. Unlike other […]

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Mustang Boys Shut Out Martinsville for State Title

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by Liz Lizama The George Mason High School varsity boys soccer team swept through the VHSL 2A state tournament at Radford University this weekend. The Mustangs shut out Gate City High School 6-0 in Friday’s semifinal followed by a 4-0 victory in Saturday’s final against Martinsville High School, earning the […]

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George Mason HS Seniors Named Apple Scholars

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Two seniors at George Mason High School, Arijeet Sensharma and Sara Campbell, were honored as Apple Scholars by the Apple Federal Credit Union in late May. Sensharma and Campbell both received $4,000 scholarships at a gala breakfast celebration on May 28. The funds for the Apple Federal Credit Union’s efforts […]

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NVFS Holds Fundraiser and Alex and Ani

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Northern Virginia Family Service is holding a fundraiser at Alex and Ani in Fairfax’s Mosaic District tonight from 6 – 8 p.m., located at 2905 District Ave. Ste. 145, Fairfax. Alex and Ani, a jewelry shop, will be donating 15 percent of sales during the event to support Northern Virginia Family […]

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Literacy Council Seeks Tutoring Volunteers

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The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is seeking volunteers interested in adult education, ESOL and related issues to help adults learn English. Teaching and foreign language skills, though beneficial, are not required for those interested in volunteering. Volunteers would be matched with an adult student registered for an English class […]

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F.C. Hilton Garden Inn Receives LEED Certification

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The Falls Church Hilton Garden Inn at 706 W. Broad Street achieved LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council in mid-May, according to a press release the hotel sent out about the certification. It is the first hotel in Falls Church to receive such a recognition for sustainable building design, […]

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Orange and White Cat Found on Sherrow Avenue

June 16, 2015 4:51 PM0 comments

Frances Seay of Sherrow Avenue found this orange and white cat on on her street and reached out to the News-Press because, as she reported, a woman came down the street a few weeks ago looking for a lost orange and white cat. If you are the owner of this […]

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Barry Hemphill Retires from Metropolitan Chorus

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Barry Hemphill, the critically-acclaimed conductor and vocalist who has led The Metropolitan Chorus for 38 years, is retiring from his position as Artistic Director of the chorus following the final concert of the ensemble’s 2014-2015 season. “Leading The Metropolitan Chorus these past 38 years has been a profoundly enriching and […]

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