Fairfax Proposes Lower Water Rate

April 22, 2015 7:52 PM5 comments

The Fairfax Water Board of Directors have proposed to place City of Falls Church water customers on the same rate schedule as Fairfax Water legacy customers, effective with meter readings taken on or after July 1, 2015, according to a statement issued Wednesday. A public hearing on the proposed rate […]

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Local Activist Calls for New Progressive Era

7:54 PM2 comments

Peter Davis, a 2008 George Mason High School graduate who will be entering Harvard Law School this fall, made a stimulating presentation to a gathering hosted by the Falls Church League of Women Voters at the Community Center Sunday that argued for a new “Progressive Era” like the one the […]

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Mayors of F.C. & Vienna in Solar Challenge

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Falls Church Mayor David Tarter and Vienna Mayor Laurie DiRocco have issued a challenge to each other and will join in a friendly competition to see whose community can enroll the greatest number of participants for free home energy checkups and solar PV reviews as part of the Solarize NoVA […]

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Down to the Wire: F.C. Council Will Raise Tax Rate 1¢ or Cut Schools

7:37 PM22 comments

Another marathon work session of the Falls Church City Council Monday night ended with some verbal fireworks. Vice Mayor David Snyder clashed with Mayor David Tarter over the issue of fully funding the School Board budget request.

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CBC Hails Success of Its New Youth Civic Initiative

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The smashing success of the last year’s initiative by Falls Church’s venerable Citizens for a Better City to recruit high school students for appointment to Falls Church City boards, commissions and volunteer organizations was celebrated at the CBC’s 56th annual meeting Sunday at F.C.’s new Hilton Garden Inn.

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Benton, Harper Featured at Rainbow Book Fair

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TWO FALLS CHURCH authors had their books featured at the annual Rainbow Book Fair in New York City last Saturday, including the News-Press’ Nicholas Benton (seated, second from left) and his essay collection, Extraordinary Hearts, Reclaiming Gay Sensibility’s Central Role in the Progress of Civilization, and Jonathan Harper (far right) […]

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F.C. Council Narrows Budget Options To Zero or 1 Cent Tax Rate Increase

April 21, 2015 7:07 AM10 comments

Another marathon work session of the Falls Church City Council Monday night ended with some verbal fireworks as Vice Mayor David Snyder clashed with Mayor David Tarter over the issue of fully funding the School Board budget request.

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Mary Riley Styles Public Library Receives $250,000 Bequest

April 20, 2015 11:42 AM0 comments

Mary Riley Styles Public Library recently received a $250,000 bequest from longtime library patron Mary Prior Hassan, 78, who was a Springfield resident at the time of her death on February 16.

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F.C.’s Grace Mann Dies at Mary Washington University; Suspect in Custody

April 17, 2015 9:20 PM1 comment

Grace Rebecca Mann, 20, of Falls Church was found unconscious by housemates and subsequently died at the Mary Washington University hospital in Fredricksburg at 3 p.m. Friday, according to an NBC-TV report. Charges are pending against a suspect in the case, Steven Vander Briel. Mann was reported as a junior […]

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Buschows Announced as Marshals of F.C. Parade

April 15, 2015 5:14 PM0 comments

Barry Buschow and Kathleen C. Buschow have been named Grand Marshals of the 2015 City of Falls Church Memorial Day Parade, the City of F.C. announced yesterday. The longtime City residents will preside over the festivities on Monday, May 25. The Recreation and Parks Advisory Board chose the husband and […]

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