Longtime F.C. Political Activist, Photographer Drew Kleibrink Dies

April 14, 2014 3:56 PM8 comments

Longtime Falls Church political activist and photographer Drew Kleibrink died Friday reportedly of a self-inflicted gun shot wound at the age of 56. He leaves his wife Samira May Badwai Kleibrink and daughter by a first marriage, Erika.

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Funeral for Long-Time F.C. Resident Bob Grille Saturday, April 12

April 11, 2014 4:04 PM0 comments

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church for J. Robert Grille, a long-time Falls Church resident and public accountant who died at the age 90 on March 30.

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TJ Teacher, Stephen Erick, Named F.C. Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year

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Stephen Erick, a third grade teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, is recipient of the 2014 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year award at Falls Church City Public Schools. Erick has taught both third and fourth grades at Thomas Jefferson.

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Shields Presents 2 Options to the F.C. Council to Lower a Proposed Tax Rate Hike

April 10, 2014 9:28 PM8 comments

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields presented two options for lowering the projected tax rate increase in his recommended budget tonight, as he’d been requested to do by the Council on Monday.

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3-D Printer Due in Library By Mid-May

April 9, 2014 6:05 PM0 comments

Mary Riley Styles Library’s chief librarian Mary McMahon told the Falls Church City Council Monday that a 3-D printer will be available for public use for a small fee by mid-May. She said the library serves 250,000 visitors a year and that book circulation numbers are up by 450,000. Eleven […]

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New Women’s Hoops League in City

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Falls Church Recreation and Parks chief Danny Schlitt told the F.C. City Council Monday night that as explosive growth has been experienced in school enrollment in Falls Church, so has growth in Recreation Department programs. This includes, he said, the development of a first-time women’s basketball league, with 60 Falls […]

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F.C. Council Tells Shields to Revise Budget Plan With No Tax Rate Hike

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Thursday’s work session of the Falls Church City Council could be the decisive one in the arduous march to complete the $80 million City of Falls Church Fiscal Year 2015 budget by the April 28 deadline.

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Yes, Bruce Shuttleworth is On the Dem Primary Ballot! (So is Korpe)

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For two times in a row now, it’s been a struggle for former Navy fighter pilot and Arlington businessman Bruce Shuttleworth to get his Democratic primary campaigns for Congress off the ground. Two years ago, Shuttleworth had to sue the Democratic Party of Virginia to have all his petition signatures […]

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Groundbreaking for ‘Reserve at Tinner Hill’ Draws a Crowd

April 8, 2014 11:59 AM0 comments

The formal groundbreaking of the much-anticipated Lincoln Properties’ “Reserve at Tinner Hill” occurred amidst cool but clear conditions this morning, with the usual A-list of City of Falls Church celebrities on hand.

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F.C. Council Asks Shields to Craft Budget With No Tax Rate Increase

April 7, 2014 11:41 PM4 comments

After a lengthy work session tonight, and with a deadline to adopt a budget to the coming fiscal year in sight, the F.C. City Council was in unofficial consensus tonight in support of the request of Mayor David Tarter that City Manager Wyatt Shields revise his original budget recommendation and […]

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