Local Boys Host Open House to Reduce Gun Violence

June 30, 2014 2:12 PM46 comments

Michael and Joseph Nelson (right), both 11 years old, held an open house on June 16 to educate the public on gun violence, conduct a letter-writing campaign to encourage federal and state officials to enact measures to reduce gun violence, and raise money for the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. […]

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Friends of MCC Name Herrick & Conrad ‘Friends in Deed’

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The Friends of the McLean Community Center organization has named McLean residents Carol Conrad (left) and Carole L. Herrick the recipients of its 2014 “Friend in Deed” award. Conrad and Herrick are the 21st and 22nd persons to receive this recognition “with gratitude for outstanding leadership and support of the […]

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Neighbors Celebrate Summer at Poplar Drive Block Party

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At the annual Poplar Drive Block Party, the night after the summer solstice was alive with food, fun and games. More than 150 neighborhood residents gathered to celebrate. The majority of those in attendance were kids, who somehow were gathered for a nanosecond for this photo, to capture a memory they’ll […]

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Clark to Share ‘Arlington County Chronicles’ on July 7

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Author, historian, journalist, and News-Press columnist Charlie Clark will be speaking on his new book at the Arlington Central Library next Monday, July 7, at 7 p.m. Arlington County Chronicles is a collection of Clark’s most humorous and fascinating columns. The Arlington bookstore One More Page Books and Arlington Central Library are co-hosting the […]

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Coda Construction Squad Wins Season & Tourney Softball Titles

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The local Coda Construction majors softball team recently won both the McLean Little League regular season championship and the City Series tournament. Pictured above, from left to right, are (back row) Coach Rob Haas, Meggie Ferguson, Gracen Govan, Jamie Wang, Olivia Lee, Coach Jason Johnson, Bailey Johnson, Hannah Haas, Caroline […]

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Mason High Grads Celebrate All-Class Reunion

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George Mason High School’s all-class reunion featured a weekend of events for Mustang alums from June 20 – 22, sponsored by the George Mason Alumni Association. An open house was held that Friday at George Mason High, where the Superintendent Dr. Toni Jones spoke to alumni along with Vice Mayor David […]

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F.C. Police to Offer Rape Aggression Defense Course

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The City of Falls Church Police Department is offering a free Rape Aggression Defense program next month to teach women realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. The program is open to women ages 12 years and older. Classes will take place Aug. 18, 20, 26, and 28, from 6 – 9 […]

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F.C. Grocery Store Owners Convicted of Insurance Fraud

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Two owners of the Falls Church area international grocery store e Mart were convicted of insurance fraud last week by a federal jury. Suzanne DeLyon, 65, of McLean and Byoung Kyung Kim, 53, of Centreville were convicted on one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and six counts of wire fraud. DeLyon […]

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‘Scenes in the City’ Awarded Prizes in Plein Air Contest

June 23, 2014 2:52 PM1 comment

Falls Church Arts opened the fifth annual Falls Church Plein Air Festival in late April, inviting artists to paint en plein air and enter their works for a competition that was held last Saturday at ArtSpace Falls Church. Artists from across the region visited Falls Church to paint this year’s […]

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Washington Blvd. Garden Earns Rock Spring Club Honor

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A secret garden of waterfalls, flowers, and vegetables hidden behind a slope of tidy shrubs, just over the Falls Church border into Arlington, won the 2014 Arlington Garden of the Year contest sponsored by the Rock Spring Garden Club. Mary and Steve Jennings’ garden at 6033 Washington Blvd., a certified […]

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