Articles by: Drew Costley

Restaurant Spotlight: Amsterdam Falafelshop

November 19, 2014 9:01 PM0 comments

Amsterdam Falafelshop, one of the more popular grub huts in Adams Morgan for a while now, opened up a new location in Clarendon last month as part of a push to become a national franchise. The Adams Morgan location – with the priciest menu item coming in at less than […]

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Press Pass: Spook Handy

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New Jersey-based folk singer Spook Handy first met Pete Seeger in 2003 when Seeger invited Handy to perform with him at the Pumpkin Festival in Beacon, NY. Seeger was introduced to Handy’s work by hearing his political folk anthem “Vote.” “He asked me if I ever heard of founder’s disease…and […]

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Jessie Thackrey Preschool Building Completed, Slated for December Opening

November 14, 2014 10:02 AM0 comments

Construction of the Jessie Thackrey Preschool building (shown above) was completed in late October. Falls Church City Public Schools is only awaiting completion of the City of Falls Church’s stormwater management project on the site, which is set to be finished by Nov. 24, to move into the building. School […]

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Two Mason Students’ Artwork Featured in FACES Show

November 13, 2014 1:43 PM0 comments

Rachel Horovitz (left) and Laurin Torres, students at George Mason High School, stand next to their pieces that are featured in the new Falls Church Arts show FACES, currently on display at ArtSpace Falls Church, located at 410 S. Maple St., Falls Church, until Nov. 30.

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Local Boxer Prepares for Return To Ring After Two-Year Hiatus

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Juan Rodriguez (5-2-1, 4 KOs) is fighting in his first bout in two years this Saturday against 23-year-old Alexandria-based fighter Yurii Poliscuk (6-1-1, 2 KOs) at the Patriot Center in Fairfax. Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Salvadoran boxer based in Haymarket, has done a lot of growing up since his last fight, […]

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Press Pass: Nicholas David

November 12, 2014 10:44 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Nicholas David told the News-Press in an interview ahead of his Wednesday show at The Hamilton in Washington, D.C. that the past couple of years have been crazy. He was a finalist on the third season of NBC’s “The Voice,” and has been enjoying a noticeable increase in demand […]

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Springfield Couple Charged in McLean Stabbing and Home Invasion Robbery

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A Springfield couple was charged in the Sunday stabbing of two 61-year-old McLean residents during a home invasion robbery, the Fairfax County Police Department announced this morning. Andrew and Alecia Schmul of 5918 Attentee Road in Springfield were charged with two counts of abduction and two counts of malicious wounding, Fairfax Police […]

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McLean Residents Stabbed During Robbery

November 10, 2014 2:22 PM0 comments

Two 61-year-old residents of McLean were stabbed during an apparent home invasion robbery last night, according to the Fairfax County Police Department. Police said they responded to a reported home invasion robbery and stabbing on the 900 block of Spencer Road shortly before 10 p.m. on Nov. 9 and upon […]

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New Filings Allege More Discrimination by Fairfax Principal

November 8, 2014 5:55 PM0 comments

The lawyer representing three former educators and one former student at Bailey’s Elementary School in Falls Church in a federal discrimination lawsuit against Bailey’s Principal Marie Lemmon and the Fairfax County school system filed new documents on Wednesday to bolster the plaintiffs’ discrimination claims. The new filings, a complaint amending the one originally filed in late […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Caphe Banh Mi

November 5, 2014 8:08 PM1 comment

Caphe Banh Mi is an intimate little eatery located in Old Town Alexandria with fare that’s perfect for anytime, but especially fit for the oncoming winter. As the name suggests, the restaurant, which has been open for about two and a half years, specializes in the delectable Vietnamese sandwiches, though […]

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