Press Pass: The Dreamscapes Project

April 2, 2014 4:44 PM0 comments

After 17 years, The Dreamscapes Project is saying goodbye. It was only a few years ago that the local rock band had earned back-to-back honors for favorite musical act in Northern Virginia Magazine’s “Best of NoVA.” But things change. Priorities shift. Young performers grow up and start families. It gets […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Brunch at Pizzeria Orso

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For the month of April, the Restaurant Spotlight will be focusing on brunch at restaurants in the City of Falls Church. This week, we explore Pizzeria Orso’s Sunday brunch. Pizzeria Orso has been serving up its signature Neapolitan-style pizzas and small plates for a few years now, but brunch at […]

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F.C.-Episcopal Launches Concert Series After Reclaiming Historic Church Home

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By David Thompson It has been a long road for The Falls Church-Episcopal in its struggle to regain control of its historic church home. The seven-year battle between church defectors who held onto the property and “continuing Episcopalians” over use of the centuries-old site ended last month with a decisive […]

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Fit in Falls Church: Cutting Back on the Sweet Stuff

April 1, 2014 10:58 AM0 comments

By Gretchen Powell Being back on the weight-loss wagon is never without its difficulties, no matter what diet you’re adhering to or regimen you’re following. After regaining an unfortunate percentage of the weight I originally lost, I’ve spent the past few months adjusting my lifestyle and taking control back over […]

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Press Pass: Peter Mulvey

March 26, 2014 5:23 PM0 comments

Folk singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey says it’s happened hundreds of times in his 20+ years as a musician, where listeners will approach him at a show and say that some of his music got them through a rough patch. “Ordinary stuff happens, people die, relationships bust up, and if three or […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Ben’s Chili Bowl

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Simply put, Ben’s Chili Bowl is a Washington, D.C. icon. Take a peek at a tourist’s to-do list and “grab a half-smoke at Ben’s” might just be on there between “see the Washington Monument” and “snap a selfie at the White House.” As well it should. The chili-slathered sausage served […]

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Local Teacher & Irish Performer Builds Communities with Music

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Maddy O’Neill-Dean considers herself a community builder. Locally she’s known for being a children’s music instructor and an Irish music performer, and she feels those roles involve bringing people joyfully together. (And it’s a special thing to O’Neill-Dean that March marks both Sing With Your Child month and the celebration […]

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Mason Stage Becomes ‘Museum’ for Spring Play

March 25, 2014 2:30 PM0 comments

By David Thompson The George Mason High School auditorium was buzzing with activity this week as young actors and stage crew members prepared for their spring play, “Museum.” The stage crew, led by Mason teacher John Ballou and student Technical Director Madison Irwin, was readying the set on a visit […]

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With Springtime Finally Here, Outdoor Dining Returns to F.C.

March 21, 2014 10:12 AM1 comment

The snow, wind, and deep cold have embraced The Little City once again, leaving restaurants unable to open up their beloved outdoor seating areas.

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Falls Church Restaurant Week

March 20, 2014 3:41 PM0 comments

Just like it says on page 15 of the News-Press this week: EAT. Eat all week long. Falls Church Restaurant Week, our second annual celebration of the F.C.-area dining scene, kicks off on Monday and this year, we have almost 40 restaurants participating. With a lineup that big, there’s something […]

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