TJ’s Laura Dixon Picked for ‘Excellence in Teaching’ Program

July 7, 2014 2:00 PM0 comments

Laura Dixon of Thomas Jefferson Elementary was chosen to participate in the Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching, a new, selective professional development program for teachers, which launched this summer on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax. Dixon is one of 100 of Virginia’s best teachers selected to attend […]

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Tyler Duncan Earns President’s List Honors at WVU

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Tyler Duncan, a rising senior at West Virginia University, earned president’s list honors for the spring semester, recognition for posting a 4.0 GPA. Tyler, a 2011 graduate of George Mason High School, is a criminology major/Spanish minor at WVU. This summer he is interning with the West Virginia State Police’s Internet […]

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Mason Student Arijeet Sensharma Joins Prestigious Opera Institute 

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Arijeet Sensharma of Falls Church is attending Washington National Opera’s Opera Institute at American University, a competitive pre-professional training program in the vocal arts. Sensharma is a junior at George Mason High School and was selected out of hundreds of teenagers across the U.S. and abroad to receive one of […]

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Oakton Otters Open Season With a Win

July 3, 2014 3:30 PM0 comments

The Oakton Otters divers dominated Highlands Swim and Tennis Club in the first meet of the summer on June 24, with a score of 43-28. Five Otter divers took first place in their respective categories: Haley Liddell in Freshman Girls with a score of 67.10; Lexi Pierce in Junior Girls with […]

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Olympic Athletes to Train Wrestling Campers at F.C. High

July 1, 2014 2:13 PM0 comments

Falls Church High School is hosting a Three Style Wrestling Camp for all rising seventh- through 12th-grade students next week, and Head Coach Dustin Payne has tapped a roster of Olympic talent for the athletic camp. Those athletes include Derrick Waldroup, four-time USA National Champion and Olympic athlete; Rodney Smith, two-time Olympian and […]

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F.C. Poet Earns Library of Virginia’s Literary Award Nod

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Margaret Mackinnon, of Falls Church, has been announced as a poetry finalist for the Library of Virginia’s 2014 Literary Awards. Her selection as finalist recognizes The Invented Child, her debut collection of poems. The Invented Child uses the poet’s family along with famous figures from history and fairy tales in a […]

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Lululemon Sponsors Free Classes at Blue Nectar Yoga Studio

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Athletic clothing company Lululemon will be sponsoring free Tuesday yoga classes at Falls Church’s Blue Nectar Yoga Studio this month. Classes will be held from 6 – 7:15 p.m. for 25 – 35 participants. Blue Nectar Yoga Studio is located at 513 W. Broad St., #110C, Falls Church. For more information, call 703-533-0009 or visit

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Harlem Globetrotters to Host Hoops Clinics in F.C.

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The Harlem Globetrotters are bringing their summer clinics, coached by the Harlem Globetrotters players themselves, to Falls Church’s 24 Hour Fitness starting this weekend. The clinics will take place July 5 – 9 at the 24 Hour Fitness, located at 1000 E. Broad St., Falls Church. Each day will consist of […]

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City of F.C. Offices to Close for July 4th Holiday

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City government offices will be closed this Friday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, and many City services will be unavailable. City Hall and all government offices, the Community Center, Courts, the DMV Select in City Hall, Mary Riley Styles Public Library, the Permits Counter, the Senior Center, and the […]

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F.C. City Vice Mayor Snyder to Lead July 4th Readings

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The Village Preservation and Improvement Society will continues its decades-long tradition of celebrating Independence Day with the annual reading of several documents vital to the birth of the United States. The public is invited to join respected amateur historian and Falls Church City Vice Mayor David Snyder as he facilitates […]

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