F.C.’s Hilton Garden Inn Already Booming

November 21, 2014 9:30 AM1 comment

The City of Falls Church’s new Hilton Garden Inn, which celebrated its grand opening just last month, has the highest daily occupancy rate in the region, a representative of the City’s Economic Development Office reported this week. With occupancy at over 95 percent on average, the hotel attributes its popularity […]

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Arlington County Kills Streetcar Plan

November 19, 2014 9:14 PM0 comments

The Arlington County Board voted on Tuesday to cancel the streetcar program that would have built a modern streetcar system along the Columbia Pike and Crystal City/Potomac Yard corridors. The Board voted 4 to 1 to cancel the program and asked that the County Manager terminate all County streetcar projects;withdraw […]

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F.C. Tax Collections Down in First Quarter

November 20, 2014 2:10 PM1 comment

The City of Falls Church’s FY2015 first quarter financial report for its general fund, covering the period of July-September 2014, came in with numbers below projections in key areas, including personal property taxes, meals taxes and sales taxes, the City’s Chief Financial Officer Richard LaCondre reported this week. He also […]

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Law Enforcement Girds Vs. Seasonal Bank Robberies

November 19, 2014 9:13 PM0 comments

The FBI Washington Field Office with law enforcement partners on the Violent Crimes Task Forces in Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia is proactively working to counteract bank robberies this holiday season, according to a press release forwarded from the City of Falls Church this week. For the past two years, […]

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Festive Holiday Lights on Downtown Trees May Finally Happen in the City

9:09 PM4 comments

Behind the scenes for most of the last two decades, a running battle between the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the arborist’s office at City Hall has been in play, and now after all this time there may be a break in the situation.

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F.C. Resident, 2010 Graduate of GMHS Dies at Age 22

November 18, 2014 11:09 AM0 comments

Rachel Lindner Leahy, 22, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, where she was being treated for liver and kidney failure as a result of a sudden and unexplained illness. Rachel grew up in Falls Church City, Va. She attended Mount Daniel and […]

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Mason Row Developers to Introduce Revisions in Broad & West Plan

6:02 AM28 comments

The ambitious plans for the development of Falls Church land at the intersection of W. Broad and N. West Streets have undergone another major revision, F.C. City Manager Wyatt Shields told the City Council’s Economic Development Committee Monday night. The new plans are a combination of ongoing efforts to address […]

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Former F.C. Resident and Caregiver to Generations of Children Mabel Niel Dies

November 15, 2014 5:00 PM0 comments

Mabel Niel, 78, a longtime resident of Falls Church passed away suddenly in Shepherdstown, WV on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Born Virginia Mabel Thacker on Sept. 11, 1936 in Blackstone, Va., Mabel grew up in Charlottesville, moved to Alexandria after high school. She met Lowell Leslie (Les) Niel of Arlington […]

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Longtime F.C. Resident, GMHS Alum Robert Smith Dies

November 14, 2014 1:48 PM0 comments

Former City of Falls Church resident Robert B. Smith passed away in his home at Lusby, Md, on November 10, 2014. Rob, who was also known as “Smitty,” “Rob,” “Bob” and “Dr. X,”  was a longtime resident of Falls Church and graduated from George  Mason High School in 1969. He worked and retired […]

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Sean Follin to Present on Millenials at F.C. Chamber Luncheon

November 12, 2014 10:43 PM0 comments

Sean Follin of the New Rise Strategy Group will present on attracting, hiring, and motivating Millennials at the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s Nov. 18 networking luncheon. Follin is the principal of New Rise which works to help business leaders address generational differences in the workplace to generate results, increase […]

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