Articles by: Drew Costley

5 Vegan-Friendly Restaurants in Falls Church

September 12, 2014 12:58 PM0 comments

There will be plenty to eat in Falls Church this Saturday at the annual Taste of F.C. and Fall Festival. But when it comes to vegan options, the choices become rather limited. A few Little City restaurants, like Clare & Don’s Beach Shack and Nourish Market, have cruelty-free items on […]

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Press Pass: Doug Stanhope

September 11, 2014 3:52 PM0 comments

It takes a lot of courage for a person to get up on stage – to speak their mind, sometimes challenge or defy the audience and/or make an ass out of themselves all in an attempt to make people laugh. “Not if you drink,” joked veteran comedian Doug Stanhope. “It […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Silver Diner

September 10, 2014 10:30 PM0 comments

Since the late 1980s, Silver Diner has attempted to amplify the nostalgia of classic 1950s American diners. The execution of that nostalgic feel is a little cheesy if not unsuccessful – the setting, a mix of vintage furniture and modern customers, feels like a mix of Lou’s Cafe and Cafe […]

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Bailey’s Upper Elementary Now Open on Leesburg Pike

September 3, 2014 11:00 PM0 comments

Bailey’s Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences opened for the first time to students in grades 3-5 on Tuesday in a former office building on Leesburg Pike renovated by Fairfax County Public Schools for use as a learning facility.

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F.C. Jaguars Take On Annandale in Mosaic Bowl

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Falls Church High School’s varsity football team will host Annandale High School in Falls Church’s second annual Mosaic Bowl tomorrow night. The game, which is sponsored by the Mosaic district shopping center, is a battle between two local high school varsity football teams to kick off the new season. In […]

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Press Pass: Literature

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Nathaniel Cardaci, lead singer and rhythm guitarist for Literature, said that he and all his band mates like to read books, but don’t let that fool you into thinking their shows are stuffy. “It’s a little tongue-in-cheek. It’s not supposed to be so serious or anything,” Cardaci said. “We don’t […]

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Fairfax Police Identify Man Murdered in the Culmore Area

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Yesterday afternoon, the Fairfax County Police Department identified the man found dead in a parking lot in Falls Church early Monday morning as 27-year-old Filaberto Felipe Paz Ramirez. Police were able to make contact with his family in Guatemala to notify them of Ramirez’s death. Ramirez had suffered trauma to his upper […]

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Fairfax Police Investigating Homicide in the Culmore Area

September 2, 2014 11:32 AM0 comments

This morning Fairfax County police completed the autopsy of a man found dead in a parking lot in the 6000 block of Bellview Drive early Monday morning and are investigating the death as a homicide, according to the Fairfax County Police department. Fairfax County officer Bud Walker said that residents of […]

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F.C. Businesses Dive in to Ice Bucket Challenge Movement

August 27, 2014 7:37 PM0 comments

All around the nation celebrities, politicians and common folk have been dumping buckets of ice water on their heads – or getting friends to do the deed – and donating money to organizations that work on behalf of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease.

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Restaurant Spotlight: Galaxy Hut

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With vintage arcade games as dinner tables, quirky comic strips on the walls and a diverse stream of music playing, Galaxy Hut is a no-frills chill spot for anyone looking for delicious, eclectic food and a variety of draft beers. This cozy, if not divey, Clarendon restaurant and bar is […]

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