New ‘Infill’ Vs. ‘Tear-Down’ Approach to Downtown Redevelopment Hailed

June 18, 2014 7:14 PM1 comment

Expressing enthusiasm for the new “infill” versus “tear-down” approach that the City of Falls Church’s new Planning Director Jim Snyder has brought to his planning work here the last couple years, the Falls Church Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs-up to the latest of Snyder’s conceptual so-called “small area redevelopment plans” Monday night.

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Coe Branch Stream Restoration Project Begins This Week

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Construction for the Coe Branch Stream Restoration project seeking to improve drainage to nearby residences and Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park is expected to begin this week, the City of Falls Church announced Monday. The City expects the project to take up to six months to complete during which time […]

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Dual GMU Graduation for F.C. Mom & Daughter

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By David Thompson For one Falls Church family, commencement day at George Mason University was a doubly special occasion. On Saturday, May 17, Maria Obeid and her daughter Christina both graduated from GMU with a doctor of nursing practice degree and a bachelor of science in nursing degree, respectively. “I […]

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Mason High All-Class Reunion Taking Place This Weekend

June 17, 2014 6:51 PM0 comments

This weekend is George Mason High School’s all-class reunion with events taking place for Mustang alums starting Friday night and lasting through Sunday.

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F.C. Vice Mayor Snyder Elected to Statewide Transit Group

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The Virginia Transit Association (VTA) unanimously elected City of Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder as vice president of the association at its meeting on June 3. Snyder has served on the Falls Church City Council since 1994 and as Mayor and Vice Mayor.

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PHOTOS: Mason High Graduates Its Class of 2014

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George Mason High School graduated 180 seniors last night at DAR Constitution Hall. (Photos: Gary Mester)

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F.C. Planning Commission Unanimous in OK’ing New Downtown Area Plan

June 16, 2014 9:52 PM0 comments

Expressing enthusiasm for the new “infill” versus “teardown” approach that the City of Falls Church’s new Planning Director Jim Snyder has brought to his planning work here the last couple years, the Falls Church Planning Commission gave a unanimous thumbs-up to the latest of Snyder’s conceptual so-called “small area redevelopment plans” Monday night, a 5-0 approval for the downtown “Heart of the City” component.

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PHOTOS: Tinner Hill Blues Fest Brings Music to Cherry Hill Park

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Blues-related activities were planned throughout the City of Falls Church for the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation’s 21st annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival. Blues acts played The State Theatre Friday and JV’s Restaurant Sunday, but the main event of the festival was the Blues, Brew & BBQ event at Cherry Hill […]

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Burnett Honored at F.C. Community Center Ceremony

June 14, 2014 8:35 PM0 comments

Saturday afternoon, the City of Falls Church honored its first-ever Recreation and Parks director, Ken Burnett, with the dedication and unveiling of a new sign at the F.C. Community Center, now named for Burnett.

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F.C. Schools to Open Later in Fall

June 11, 2014 8:30 PM1 comment

Beginning this fall, the school day will begin later for Falls Church Public Schools.

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