F.C. Students Earn Academic Honors Across the Nation

April 8, 2015 10:30 AM0 comments

Several students from Falls Church earned academic honors at colleges, universities and other academic institutions across the nation during the fall 2014 semester. Covenant Babatunde, Patricia Cole, Vidhya Cardozo, Natalie Florez, Shireen Hamdan, Suzanne Holland, Llewelyn Howell, Kaitlyn Jones-Powe, Jessica Kemp,Juliana Laszakovits, Grace Mann, Shobha Negi, Mary Nethery, Margaret Neubig, Joseph Pipan, Leah Roth and Noor […]

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Marshall High School’s Whyte Wins Nat’l Merit Scholarship

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Natascha A. Whyte, a Falls Church resident and senior at George C. Marhsall High School received a National Achievement Scholarship from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation, the organization announced this morning. The National Achievement Scholarship is worth $2,500. According to a press release sent out announcing the winners of the National […]

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F.C.’s LCNV Seeks Tutoring Volunteers

April 7, 2015 1:39 PM0 comments

The Literacy Council of Northern Virginia is seeking volunteers interested in adult education, ESOL and related issues to help adults learn English. Teaching and foreign language skills, though beneficial, are not required for those interested in volunteering. Volunteers would be matched with an adult student registered for an English class […]

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The Life of Willa Cather Explored at The Alden

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The life of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Willa Cather will be explored in the show “Call Me William: The Life and Loves of Willa Cather” next Sunday, April 19, at 2 p.m. at The Alden, which is inside of the McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. The show was […]

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Arlington Church Hosts Fundraiser for Stafford Cheerleader

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Rock Spring Unitarian Church of Christ is hosting the 2015 Cheer Summit Fundraiser this Sunday, April 12, from noon – 3 p.m. at its Carpenter Hall. The church is located at 5010 Little Falls Road, Arlington, and the fundraiser is to help Marissa Washington, a cheerleader at Mountain View High […]

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Simon van Steyn, Shelly Childs Get Engaged

April 6, 2015 4:30 PM0 comments

Falls Church native Simon van Steyn and Shelly Childs got engaged on Sunday, March 29, in Bluemont, Va. The weather held up enough for van Steyn to surprise Childs with an airplane ride, flying over a giant display reading “Shelly, will you marry me?”. According to Simon’s father, Shaun van Steyn, […]

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LWVFC to Present Program On ‘Civic Creativity’ April 19

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The League of Women Voters is hosting a forum called “Civic Creativity: Beyond Civic Engagement Finger-Wagging,” next Sunday, April 19, from 3 – 4:30 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center. Pete Davis, co-founder of Our Common Place of Falls Church, will start the program with a presentation, which will be […]

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Inaugural NOVA Film Festival Slated for April 13 – 18

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The inaugural Northern Virginia International Film Festival is slated for next week, April 13 – 18, at the Angelika Film Center & Cafe at Mosaic, located at 2911 District Ave., Falls Church. This year the organizers of the festival are working with The Action On Film Festival for the week-long […]

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VPIS Seeking Donations for 48th Attic Treasures Sale

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The Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society is seeking donations for its 48th annual Attic Treasures Sale, which will be held on Saturday, April 25, from 9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center at 223 Little Falls Street. As area residents clean out their attics, basements, […]

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Mason Sponsors IB Chinese Conference

April 3, 2015 12:22 PM0 comments

The International Baccalaureate Chinese Networking and Chinese Teacher Conference was sponsored by George Mason High School recently and 65 teachers from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. participated. A key topic was “Empowering Students using Authentic Task and Materials,” followed by four sessions presented by teachers. Participants from the International Baccalaureate networking […]

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