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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F.C. Council Hails ‘LGBT Pride Month’

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A proclamation was read and signed at Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting by Mayor David Tarter naming the month of June as “LGBT Pride Month” in the City of Falls Church. LGBT, the mayor said, stands for “lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.” The proclamation read in part, “The City […]

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‘Past Blasts,’ Newbies & Incumbents Pile Onto F.C. Ballot for November

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Officially reappointed by the F.C. Electoral Board for another four year term as Falls Church’s Registrar of Voters, David Bjerke was ready when the clock struck seven Tuesday marking the filing deadline.

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Gross Withstands Stiff Primary Challenge; Upsets in Region

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Facing an aggressive challenge in her bid for a sixth four-year term representing the Mason District on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Penelope “Penny” Gross was up for the fight and carried the winning margin once the polls were closed Tuesday. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Gross had […]

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Owner’s Spirit Still Watching Over LaCote D’Or

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It’s still a great restaurant but La Cote D’Or won’t be the same without Raymond Campet. Campet, 65, who founded the Falls Church French restaurant with his wife Lynne in 1992, died May 26 of cancer that was undetected until shortly before his death. Campet, a native of Vichy France, […]

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