PHOTOS: Mason High Graduates Its Class of 2014

June 17, 2014 1:27 PM0 comments

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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Burnett Building Dedication Saturday

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The City of Falls Church will honor Ken Burnett, its first director of Recreation and Parks, with an unveiling of a new sign outside the Falls Church Community Center, Kenneth R. Burnett Building. The ceremony will be held on Saturday, June 14 at 12:30 p.m. The F.C. City Council passed […]

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F.C.’s ‘Favorite Son’ Beyer Wins Dem Primary to Replace Moran

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The long-expected, even from the beginning of the campaign in March, lopsided victory for Falls Church businessman, U.S. Ambassador and former Lieutenant Governor of Virginia Donald S. Beyer Jr. in the 8th District Democratic primary Tuesday was achieved with a bare minimum of internal party rancor and had the effect of tuning up activists in the region for bigger battles in the fall.

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Michael Gardner’s Conviction Overturned, New Trial Slated

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The Virginia Supreme Court, by a 6-1 margin, reversed the conviction of Falls Church resident Michael Gardner on charges of child molestation in a ruling issued last week.

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Longtime F.C. Resident Irene Awret Dies at Age 93

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Irene Awret, a well-known artist, a loving mother, a Holocaust survivor, a speaker of five languages, and a longtime resident of Falls Church, passed away at the age of 93 last Friday, June 6. To tour Irene’s home painting studio was to take in a brilliant prism of colors, textures, […]

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Beyer Wins Virginia 8th District Primary

June 10, 2014 8:34 PM2 comments

Securing more than 45% of the vote, Don Beyer, Jr. won Tuesday’s Democratic primary for Virginia’s 8th congressional district seat to replace Rep. Jim Moran.

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