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Falls Church Declares Snow Emergency

February 16, 2015 12:23 PM0 comments

In advance of a winter storm expected to hit the area Monday night, the City of Falls Church has declared a snow emergency effective at 6 p.m. today, February 16, until 6 p.m. Tuesday.

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Barnes & Noble Tysons Accepting Entries for “My Favorite Teacher Contest”

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Barnes & Noble Tysons is giving middle and high school students the opportunity to tell the community how much they appreciate their favorite teacher during its “My Favorite Teacher Contest,” which runs through March 1. Students can nominate their teacher by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that share how their […]

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Critter Corner: Bandit

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THIS IS BANDIT, a 3-year-old Maltese/Shih Tzu rescue pup from North Carolina. His owner Jesse Tolliver sent him to his parents on Timber Lane here in Falls Church for the holidays. The excitement of all the leaf trucks and the amazing amount trees made his daily walks an enjoyable experience.

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Falls Church HS Mulch Sale Underway

February 13, 2015 3:13 PM0 comments

Falls Church High School’s Parent Teacher Student Association’s annual mulch sale is underway. The school’s All-Night Graduation Celebration is largely funded by the spring mulch sale. The Parent Teacher Student Association is selling three-cubic-foot bags of double-shredded hardwood mulch for $5.50 each ($5.25 if orders are placed by next Saturday, […]

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Makerspace Comes to Fruition at Henderson

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Lori Fogle, a librarian at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, and Susan Jinks, a instructional technology specialist at the school, are gradually transforming the library classroom at the school into Makerspace. Last week, they installed a MakerBot Replicator 3-D printer, a WaterColorBot and a video green screen wall. The Makerspace, […]

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McLean Youth Orchestra Presents Concert on Feb. 21

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The McLean Youth Orchestra will present its second concert of the 2014-2015 season next Saturday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. The concert will feature performances from the McLean Youth Orchestra and Repertory Orchestra. The Orchestra’s new director John Devlin will conduct Brahms, Beethoven and two pieces by composer Evan Meier. […]

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Callie Stapp Speaks to Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

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Callie Stapp, curator of collections at Alexandria’s Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, will be giving a talk called “Mayors, Merchants and Maladies” at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 1 – 3 p.m. The talk will focus on the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, which was founded in the 18th […]

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McKinney Event Raises Over $5,000 for Falls Church Education Foundation

February 12, 2015 1:56 PM0 comments

Realtor Tori McKinney hosted a Mardi Gras in-home concert on Jan. 29 that raised more than $5,000 for the Falls Church Education Foundation and Tipitina’s Foundation. The event featured live music by local favorite Devin Divecha and New Orleans’s great John Gros (of Papa Grows Funk) and offered New Orleans style fare […]

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Jefferson ES Strings Club Plays for Falls Church School Board

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The new Strings Club at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School performed at the Falls Church School Board meeting on Tuesday as part of Virginia School Board Appreciation Month. The club’s inaugural recital will be next Sunday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. (Photo: Courtesy of John Wesley Brett/FCCPS)

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Guest Commentary: Much to Learn From Jefferson’s Diverse Family

12:02 PM3 comments

By Zachary Diener Some historians argue that Thomas Jefferson’s careful control over the activity of his slaves, and their constant occupation in labor, reflects profit-maximizing behavior. Others disagree, referencing the immense amount of debt he owed upon his death, as evidence that profit was not the primary object of his daily […]

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