Articles by: Drew Costley

Comstock, Foust in Close Race for 10th Congressional District Seat

October 22, 2014 5:28 PM1 comment

The 10th and 11th Congressional Districts of Virginia races are starkly different. One is a contentious race between two candidates vying for a seat being vacated by seventeen-term Republican congressman Frank Wolf. The other seems like a runaway victory for incumbent congressman Gerry Connolly (D), currently serving his third term. […]

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Press Pass: Roberto Fonseca

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Latin jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca was surrounded by music from an early age. His father was a drummer, his mother is a professional singer and his two older brothers are also musicians who are internationally known. Fonseca, who has been playing the piano since he was eight years old, studied […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: House of Steep

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House of Steep in Arlington’s Cherrydale neighborhood is an innovative little tea house that opened in 2012. Actually, the restaurant’s name could be given two meanings. The steep in House of Steep could refer to the restaurant’s expansive tea menu featuring over 50 different teas and tea blends. Or it […]

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Press Pass: Chris Knight

October 15, 2014 3:29 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Chris Knight started teaching himself guitar on his older brother’s guitar by learning the songs of country/folk singer-songwriter John Prine. So it was a dream come true when Prine heard the title track off of Knight’s latest album Little Victories (2012) and decided he wanted to sing on the […]

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3 School Employees, 1 Student Suing Fairfax Co. Schools, Principal for Discrimination

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Three employees and one student at Fairfax County Public Schools have filed a lawsuit against the school system and Bailey’s Elementary School Principal Marie Lemmon, alleging ten counts of discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, religion and race.

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F.C. Library Board Looks at Mary Riley Styles Expansion Options

October 9, 2014 8:41 AM7 comments

Mary Riley Styles Public Library consultants from McMillian Pazdan Smith Architecture, LLC and Esoarc Studio presented a spec budget and plans to renovate and build an addition onto the City of Falls Church library to its board of trustees Monday night.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Enjera

October 8, 2014 6:01 PM0 comments

Enjera is a newcomer to the 23rd Street strip in Crystal City that’s been a fixture of Arlington nightlife for more than a decade. The Abyssinian restaurant, which opened in January 2013, takes its name from the Ethiopian/Eritrean spongy flatbread staple properly spelled injera. For the uninitiated, injera is used […]

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Press Pass: Charlie Parr

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Folk musician Charlie Parr was en route from New Haven, Ct. to Philadelphia when he pulled off of the road to talk to the News-Press about touring, recording, his latest album Hollandale and cooking meals on his van’s manifold. “I just had a bean and rice burrito lunch today, actually,” […]

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F.C. Schools Earn 2014 National Blue Ribbon Honors

October 3, 2014 1:57 PM0 comments

Two Falls Church schools, Haycock Elementary School and St. James Catholic School, were named 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced on Tuesday. The Blue Ribbon Scholars Program honors public and private K-12 schools that are either academically superior or that […]

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‘Burned Out’ F.C. Revenue Office to Shut Down DMV Select at End of October

October 2, 2014 12:30 PM16 comments

City of Falls Church Commissioner of the Revenue Tom Clinton still plans to end the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles’ Select services that his office has been providing to Virginia residents since 2006 at the end of this month.

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