F.C. Businesses Dive in to Ice Bucket Challenge Movement

August 27, 2014 7:37 PM0 comments

All around the nation celebrities, politicians and common folk have been dumping buckets of ice water on their heads – or getting friends to do the deed – and donating money to organizations that work on behalf of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease.

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Man Exposes Himself to Girl on Parker Avenue

August 26, 2014 11:36 PM0 comments

A man in a minivan exposed himself to a 14-year-old girl who was walking in the City of Falls Church Monday morning, police reported in a press release Tuesday night. The incident occurred on Parker Avenue near Irving Street.

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New F.C. School Year Kicks Off With SRO Convocation at GMHS

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The auditorium at George Mason High School was filled to overflowing this morning for the annual “Back to School” convocation where Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones, Vice Mayor David Snyder, School Board vice chair Justin Castillo and Education Association’s Amanda Blanchard made brief remarks and longevity service awards were presented to teachers and other employees of the system.

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7 Corners Task Force to Consider Revision to Avoid F.C. Altogether

August 25, 2014 1:06 PM0 comments

The chair of the Seven Corners Revitalization Task Force and Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross told the News-Press that the task force, at its meeting tomorrow night, may be asked to reconsider and revise plans for a “ring road” around the heavily-congested Rt. 7/Rt. 50 intersection to avoid crossing over into the City of Falls Church, altogether.

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Same-Sex Covenant Ceremony Held In Historic Falls Church Chapel

August 22, 2014 2:40 PM4 comments

A “Witnessing and Blessing of a Lifelong Covenent” binding Robert Graham Stansbery and John Michael Pionke was held today in the historic chapel of the Falls Church Episcopal before over 100 witnesses and under the direction of Rector John Ohmer.

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2nd Candidate for F.C. Treasurer Qualifies for Ballot

August 20, 2014 7:20 PM2 comments

Minutes before the filing deadline last Friday, a second candidate filed papers to run as an independent for Treasurer of the City of Falls Church.

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Va. Gay Marriages

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Late yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the exercise of same sex marriages in Virginia, only hours before the first such marriage would have become legal in the state. Equality Virginia had circulated a list of clergymen who were prepared to be at the ready at county […]

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Katherine Sutalo, F.C.’s Newest Arborist, Likes Lights on Trees

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Katherine Sutalo, the City of Falls Church’s newest arborist, said she’s in favor of residents and businesses of the Little City interacting with trees in a positive manner.

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‘Bulldozers Not on Their Way Yet,’ Gross Quips on 7 Corners Plan

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“Bulldozers are not moving up Route 7 now,” Fairfax County’s Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross quipped to the News-Press in a phone interview this week about concerns that have been raised about the county’s Seven Corners Revitalization Plan.

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Casual Pace Characterizes School Bond Campaign So Far

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At last night’s Falls Church School Board work session, almost two hours expired before the subject got around to what efforts are being undertaken around the November school bond referendum, when citizens will be asked to approve a $15 million bond to expansion and renovate the Mt. Daniel Elementary School.

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