Culmore Cleanup Returns April 26

April 14, 2014 2:58 PM0 comments

Culmore Cleanup 2014 will take place next Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. – noon. The community-wide effort, now in its 12th year, invites volunteers to collect trash from about seven miles of streets in the Bailey’s Crossroads/Culmore neighborhoods. The event attracts about 300 volunteers annually. Volunteers are provided with […]

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Critter Corner: Dusty

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Dusty, a Singapore street cat who just turned 3, was adopted when the feline’s mother disappeared. He spent his first two years in tropical Singapore but has adapted well to his first Falls Church winter with Louis Mazel and DeeDee Smith. He loves watching birds and squirrels at the backyard […]

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8th-Grade Girls Undefeated in New JV Lacrosse Team

April 9, 2014 10:41 AM1 comment

This season, for the first time in many years, George Mason High School is fielding a JV lacrosse team. And it’s a team comprised entirely of eighth-graders. The girls won their first scrimmage against George C. Marshall High School last month and have won their first three games of the […]

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5,700 Mulch Bags Sold to Benefit 2014 Grad Party

April 8, 2014 10:37 AM0 comments

The J.E.B. Stuart High School PTSA’s spring mulch sale saw more than 5,700 bags delivered and 600 volunteer hours donated to benefit the school’s All-Night Graduation Party. The party is an alcohol- and drug-free event designed to keep celebrating graduates both entertained and safe. The celebration will be held Thursday, June 19, […]

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17th Stuart High Raider Run Set for May 3

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The date of the 17th annual Raider Run 5K, which supports J.E.B. Stuart High School student athletes, has been announced as Saturday, May 3. The race will begin at 5 p.m. Registration is now open. Advance registration costs $15 for Stuart Pyramid students, faculty, and staff. For all other adults, […]

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MEH Student Gets Green School Ideas at Youth Summit

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Colter Adams, a sixth-grade student at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, joined educators, engineers, architects, green businesses, and student leaders from around the country last week by participating in the National Green Schools Youth Summit. Adams enthusiastically returned from the summit with many ideas to work with students and administration toward […]

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Mason Musicians Excel at Fiesta Val Music Festival in Myrtle Beach

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  The George Mason High School music department traveled April 3 – 6 to Myrtle Beach and competed at the Fiesta Val Music Festival with schools from Maryland, Ohio, North and South Carolina, and Virginia. One hundred Mason musicians competed and earned a variety of ensemble and individual awards. For […]

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Nat’l Security Students Visit News-Press for Talk & Tour

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Students from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy visited the offices of the Falls Church News-Press last Thursday to learn about how a community newspaper operates. The students, who included senior members of the United States Armed Forces and government employees, are part of a master’s […]

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Falls Church Chamber Gala Fetes Local Heroes

April 7, 2014 3:52 PM0 comments

The annual Falls Church Chamber of Commerce gala Saturday night drew all the A-listers of the City for fine food, drink and conversation, and to fete special champions who were awarded the Chamber’s Pillar of the Community Award (Dr. Gordon Theisz), Shreve Award (Rebecca and David Tax of the Beach […]

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F.C. Arts’ ‘Enviro Art’ on Display at ArtSpace

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Several artists with an eco-friendly focus are featured in “Enviro Art,” a new Falls Church Arts show of art that’s been formed from nature or rescued from the waste stream. The show is on display now, and an opening reception with free refreshments will be held this Thursday, April 10, at […]

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