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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F.C. Library Logs Busy Summer

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It was a busy summer at Mary Riley Styles Public Library in the City of Falls Church. Over 2,000 readers of all ages signed up for the library’s Summer Reading program, according to a report from City Hall. Of those, 124 adults and 726 kids and teens successfully completed the […]

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Gross Elected President of Va. County League

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Fairfax County Supervisor Penelope A. “Penny” Gross, representing the Mason District adjacent the City of Falls Church and a long-time News-Press columnist, was elected president of the Virginia Association of Counties for the coming year at the organization’s 80th annual conference in Bath County on Nov. 11. She becomes the […]

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With AAA Credit Rating, F.C. Set to Market Mt. Daniel Expansion Bond

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The evident afterglow of elation from the two-to-one margin of victory in support of the Mt. Daniel school bond referendum in last week’s election has helped spur the effort to take the bond to the market in the first week of December.

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F.C. Council Mulls Stiff New Limits on Trailer, RV Parking

10:26 PM7 comments

By a unanimous vote this Monday, the Falls Church City Council gave preliminary approval to a new ordinance that would effectively prohibit parking on public streets in the City of any trailer or RV.

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Buschow Gets ‘Spirit of F.C.’ Award

11:23 PM2 comments

Barry Buschow was presented with the Spirit of Falls Church Award at Sunday’s semiannual meeting of the Village Preservation and Improvement Society. It has only been presented to six other people over 40 years. “The Bear” has been a dedicated volunteer in the city since moving to F.C. in 1987. […]

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Yellow Decal Required by Nov. 15

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All cars, trucks, and motorcycles normally garaged within the City must be registered and clearly display a 2015 yellow City decal. The City’s parking enforcement officer will ticket cars without decals properly posted on front windshields. The treasurer’s office mails the current year decals with the personal property tax bills each year. […]

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Residents Hear Plans for Parks, Library at VPIS Meeting

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by Patricia Leslie New officers, awards, parks, and an expanded library were on the agenda at the fall membership meeting of the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, which met Sunday, Nov. 9, at the American Legion Post 130 on North Oak Street. About 80 people came to hear the ideas […]

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