PHOTOS: GMHS JV Talent Show

May 19, 2014 10:19 AM0 comments

Talent was veritably oozing from the stage at George Mason High School last Thursday and Friday nights at the school’s annual JV Talent Show. Scenes from among the many acts are shown here.

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Longtime F.C. Community Activist Stephen Sprague Dies

May 18, 2014 3:33 PM1 comment

Longtime Falls Church resident and community activist Stephen Sprague died at the Northern Virginia Hospital Center in Arlington last night after a short illness. Sprague, who has served as treasurer of Falls Church’s Citizens for a Better City and on the City’s Housing Commission, passed shortly after 11:30 p.m. EDT Saturday night with his son, Rob, and his wife, at his side.

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The Next Big Thing: Talks Underway On How to Develop New City Land

May 14, 2014 5:25 PM2 comments

Somebody’s got to come up with a catchier name than the “Joint Process Planning Committee” to describe the high-powered body that’s already begun deciding how the City’s new acquisition – the some 34 acres adjacent the West Falls Church Metro station that was transferred into the city limits with the sale of the City’s water system earlier this year – will be developed.

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Shuttleworth Drops Out of 8th CD Dem Primary Race, Field Now 7

5:59 PM0 comments

Bruce Shuttleworth became the third candidate this week to drop out of the run for the 8th District Democratic nomination to fill the seat being vacated by retiring U.S. Congressman Jim Moran. Charniele Herring and Alexandria Satish Korpe also dropped out earlier this week and now there are seven candidates still in […]

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CBC Calls for High School Students on All City Boards

5:14 PM0 comments

Following the successful addition of a non-voting high school student appointee to the Falls Church School Board this past year, the Citizens for a Better City has come forth with a formal proposal presented by Carol Loftur-Thun to the F.C. City Council Monday night calling for the formal adoption of […]

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Henderson House Feted on 100th Birthday

5:13 PM0 comments

State Del. Marcus Simon appeared before the Falls Church City Council Monday to present a proclamation approved by both houses of the Virginia General Assembly commending the historic Henderson House on S. Maple in Falls Church, constructed 100 years ago last fall, as “a beacon for the rich cultural heritage of Falls Church.”

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Pioneering LGBT Activist Vincenz Fêted With ‘Tribute Day’ Tuesday

May 15, 2014 10:45 AM3 comments

This Tuesday, May 13, was declared “Tribute Day for Civil Rights Activist Dr. Lilli Vincenz” by a proclamation from Arlington County Board Chair Jay Fisette.

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Herring, Korpe Suspend Campaigns, 8th District Dem Field Pared to 8

May 12, 2014 5:00 PM0 comments

With the announcement today of their suspensions by two campaigns for the Democratic Party nomination to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, the field of contenders has been reduced to eight candidates vying for the June 10 primary nod. State Del. Charniele Herring announced late today that she was suspending […]

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F.C. High School Swim Coach Clayton Joyner Dies at Age 29

May 9, 2014 2:04 PM0 comments

Falls Church High School swim coach Clayton Joyner died this Monday, after suffering a major heart last month. He was 29 years old. The Washington Post‘s Reachforthewall.com site reports that the longtime local coach was in intensive care at Inova Fairfax Hospital for two weeks after a heart attack on April 22. The Falls Church […]

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UPDATE: 2 Runaway Teens Found in Connecticut

10:21 AM4 comments

The two runaway teens, missing from their homes since early Friday morning, turned themselves in to police in Connecticut, City of Falls Church Police report.

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