Performers Rock Cherry Hill At Tinner Hill Blues Festival

June 17, 2015 2:48 PM0 comments

Performers and Blues lovers from across the nation converged on Cherry Hill Park on Saturday for the 22nd Annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival. Performers included Selwyn Birchwood, Shirleta Settles & Friends and Jimmy Thackery & the Drivers. Check out our gallery of photos from the event below.

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VDOT Plan to Add Tolls to I-66 Gets Tough Reception

June 16, 2015 9:00 PM10 comments

The plans cooked up for Interstate 66 inside the Beltway by the Virginia Department of Transportation were presented at a heavily-attended public meeting at the Henderson Middle School in Falls Church Tuesday night, and left the audience more than a little unsettled, based on the comments and grumblings from many there.

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Orange and White Cat Found on Sherrow Avenue

4:51 PM0 comments

Frances Seay of Sherrow Avenue found this orange and white cat on on her street and reached out to the News-Press because, as she reported, a woman came down the street a few weeks ago looking for a lost orange and white cat. If you are the owner of this […]

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Grunley & Samaha Chosen for Mt. Daniel Elementary Project

June 11, 2015 1:35 PM3 comments

The City of Falls Church and Falls Church City Public Schools announced today that they have selected Grunley Connstruction Company, Inc. and Samaha Associates for the $15 million contract to provide design and construction services for Mount Daniel Elementary School.

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Distinguished Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineer Dies at 91

June 12, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

John Erwin Stevens, of Falls Church, died on May 28 at Virginia Hospital Center after a short illness. He was 91 years old. John was born in Camillus, NY, on January 28, 1924, the only child of the late Gertrude Showalter Stevens and Erwin Archibald Stevens. He received his undergraduate […]

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Benton Interviews AIDS Activist Kramer

June 10, 2015 8:28 PM0 comments

LEGENDARY AIDS ACTIVIST, author and playwright Larry Kramer (left) granted an interview to News-Press owner Nicholas Benton last Sunday on the occasion of the publication of his new book, but he spent most of the time talking about the need for a new activism to counter the stalled efforts at […]

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Major Crimes Down In F.C., Fairfax, Arlington & Alexandria

June 12, 2015 9:30 AM2 comments

In March, the Arlington County Police Department reported an overall Part I crime decrease of 8.22 percent in 2014, which resulted in the lowest crime rate Arlington County has had since 1961. Part I crimes, as defined by the FBI Uniform Crime Reporting system, are homicide, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, […]

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FOOD NEWS: New Whiskey Menu at Open Road & Bastille’s Farmers Market Chef Demo Saturday

June 10, 2015 7:02 PM0 comments

  Open Road to Debut New Whiskey Menu for Bourbon Day Last week it was doughnuts and this week it’s booze. Any excuse for a party, right? In recognition of National Bourbon Day this Sunday, Merrifield’s Open Road Grill & Icehouse is launching a new whiskey menu to celebrate the […]

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The Deep Root Origins of Tinner Hill’s Blues Festival

June 11, 2015 12:54 PM0 comments

Back in 1994, Ed Henderson, with his wife Nikki the principal organizer of the annual Tinner Hill Blues Festival that will be held again this coming weekend in Falls Church, had just gotten back into town from a fellowship to study in Africa and encountered something that would play a key role in creating an institution in The Little City.

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First Lady of Va. Visits Henderson Middle School

June 10, 2015 6:51 PM0 comments

First Lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe, wife of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, visited a cooking class at the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Wednesday morning to sit in on a cooking competition. Henderson students formed into teams and presented dishes to four judges from various City businesses. Judges included Tori […]

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