Ghosts, Jack-O-Lanterns Adorn Store Windows in Falls Church

October 30, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

Ghosts, jack-o-lanterns, skeletons and Frankenstein have been inhabiting Falls Church recently. Fortunately, they aren’t real. Instead, they are decorating the windows of local businesses after local residents, organizations and sports teams adorned the city over the past month as part of the 8th Annual Halloween Store Window Painting project. Nostalgia […]

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After 37 Years, Ohr Set to Retire from TJ Elementary School

October 29, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

Margaret Ohr was working as a crossing guard in the City when she began working at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School as a playground and lunchroom aide in October 1978. This Friday, Oct. 30, Ohr, the longest serving employee at Jefferson, will retire from the school, 37 years after she started. […]

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Dramatic Apology & Forgiveness Ask By Duncan Highlights Council Meeting

October 26, 2015 11:10 PM0 comments

Falls Church City Council member Phil Duncan, hit in his bid for re-election next week with an aggressive campaign by his political opponents for submitting a letter to the court seeking leniency in the conviction stage of now-confessed child molester and former F.C. civic leader Michael Gardner, threw himself at the proverbial mercy of the community during Monday’s City Council meeting, seeking forgiveness.

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F.C. School Board Votes Unanimously to Extend Superintendent’s Contract

October 23, 2015 4:08 PM0 comments

The Falls Church City Schools announced late Friday that the F.C. School Board voted unanimously to extend the contract of Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones through June 30, 2019.

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Mary Riley Styles Library Food for Fines Program Starts Oct. 25

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Patrons of Mary Riley Styles Public Library can have their fines alleviated from Sunday, Oct. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 1 during the library’s Food for Fines program. This initiative provides patrons the opportunity to help those in need by donating non-perishable groceries as payment for fines on overdue items. Food for Fines […]

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Council Candidates Opine on Future of Falls Church

October 22, 2015 8:56 AM0 comments

To all the candidates who have bravely stepped forward to run for the seats on the Falls Church City Council and School Board that are being contested in the Nov. 3 election, the News-Press offered an opportunity to respond to a series of questions centered on visions for the future direction of our Little City.

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FOOD NEWS: Orso Gets VPN Certified, Earls Opens in Tysons & Native Foods Closes

October 21, 2015 7:55 PM0 comments

  Little City’s Pizzeria Orso Earns VPN Certification The Little City has just joined a very exclusive club. Falls Church is now home to one of only five pizzerias in all of D.C., Maryland and Virginia that have been certified by the Associazione Vera Pizza Napoletana Americas to serve traditional […]

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Mason Row Could Command Mosaic Rents, Developer Says

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Speaking before the F.C. Planning Commission Monday night, Mason Row developer Peter Batten of the Spectrum Group said that with the inclusion of a quality retailer like the smaller, urban movie theater they want to put there, the project could command the kind of rents that retailers and residents are […]

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Transgender Policy Divide Providence School Board Race

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The issue is raging throughout Fairfax County, and in the Providence District on the southwestern border of the City of Falls Church, the battle has broken out over the issue of School Board transgender policy. Incumbent Fairfax School Board member Patty Reed is being challenged by language teacher Dalia Palchik. […]

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F.C. Council Hopefuls to Chamber: Choose Moratorium or Momentum

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The five candidates seeking three seats being contested in the upcoming Nov. 3 election in the City of Falls Church faced off in front of a large turnout at the monthly luncheon of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce Tuesday, and with the focus on economic development, the characterization of campaigns by one candidate seemed apropos: it is a choice between two “M’s,” moratorium versus momentum.

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