Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: Hot Tuna

November 27, 2015 3:03 PM0 comments

Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady, the two men who have operated under the name Hot Tuna for nearly four decades, recently finished a two-night engagement in New York’s Beacon Theatre for Kaukonen’s early 75th birthday celebration. It’s been just over 50 years since Kaukonen, who turns 75 on Wednesday, Dec. […]

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Vegan Options Allow For Less Thanksgiving Cruelty

November 25, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

The yearly celebration of U.S. colonization and the slaughter of American Indians is upon us. Haven’t we had enough cruelty already? I think so, and I’ve got several vegan Thanksgiving recommendations – some natural, some faux – for those who are hosting vegans or for vegans looking to use the […]

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City Allows Businesses to Apply for Seasonal Street Tree Lighting Permits

10:07 AM0 comments

The City of Falls Church is furthering its commitment to allowing City trees to be decorated by allowing businesses around Falls Church to apply for permits to hang lights on the trees around their stores that are on City property.

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Man Charged with Using Explosive Device at Falls Church Mosque

November 23, 2015 5:32 PM0 comments

A 27-year-old man of no fixed address was charged in connection with damaging property and using a hoax explosive device at the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, a Falls Church mosque, at approximately 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19.

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Press Pass: Sinkane

November 20, 2015 11:00 AM0 comments

A desire to express himself musically, an exploration of his musical roots and a visit to his family in Sudan led Ahmed Gallab to create Sinkane and root the identity of the musical project in his own Sudanese background. “When I played music before Sinkane I was always in a […]

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F.C. Celebrates Vets with 21st Annual Veterans Day Ceremony

November 11, 2015 7:42 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church honored former and current military service members at its 21st Annual Veterans Day Ceremony at the City of Falls Church Veterans Memorial on Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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F.C.’s Clinton Signals End of Campaigning With Sign Cleanup

3:56 PM0 comments

Only days after the charged campaign season in Falls Church City ended, most of the signs advertising the myriad of candidates have disappeared. In fact, for at least the past 15 years, campaign signs have been getting cleaned up by the City’s Commissioner of the Revenue Tom Clinton as sort […]

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Press Pass: Terri Lyne Carrington

November 5, 2015 10:30 AM0 comments

The last time Terri Lyne Carrington performed at the Howard Theatre, it was the venue’s second annual gala and benefit concert, during which singers Chaka Khan, Dionne Warwick and Valerie Simpson were honored. That was 2013. At the time, Carrington wasn’t a stranger to paying musical tribute to her fellow […]

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Ghosts, Jack-O-Lanterns Adorn Store Windows in Falls Church

October 30, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

Ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and Frankenstein have been inhabiting Falls Church recently. Fortunately, they aren’t real. Instead, they are decorating the windows of local businesses after local residents, organizations and sports teams adorned the city over the past month as part of the 8th Annual Halloween Store Window Painting project. Nostalgia […]

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After 37 Years, Ohr Set to Retire from TJ Elementary School

October 29, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

Margaret Ohr was working as a crossing guard in the City when she began working at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School as a playground and lunchroom aide in October 1978. This Friday, Oct. 30, Ohr, the longest serving employee at Jefferson, will retire from the school, 37 years after she started. […]

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