Articles by: Drew Costley

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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Press Pass: John McEuen

October 1, 2014 7:29 PM0 comments

John McEuen, a multi-instrumental folk musician and founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band (NGDB), said that his live shows seem to get better as time moves on. “It’s been the best of doing what I do the last several years. It seems like it gets better every year,” […]

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Memories, Goodbyes During the Last Week of Sam’s Farm

September 25, 2014 10:52 AM0 comments

Mary Alice Cole, 66, sat in a pink rocking chair on Tuesday afternoon when a couple, two longtime patrons of Sam’s Farm, which is closing this Sunday, Sept. 28, walked up and said their goodbyes.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Busboys and Poets

September 24, 2014 7:28 PM0 comments

It’s been nearly ten years since Andy Shallal opened the first Busboys and Poets on 14th and V Street in Washington, D.C. Since then, they’ve opened three other locations – one on 5th and K Streets near Chinatown in Washington, one in Hyattsville and one in the Arlington neighborhood, Shirlington. […]

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