Spanish-Language Learning Prize Winners Announced

March 11, 2014 11:41 AM0 comments

The Falls Church Education Foundation presented awards to the winners of the Raudenbush Prize for Spanish Language Learning at last Thursday’s International Dinner at George Mason High School.  The winners were Maeve Curtin, Grace Castillo, Michelle Janney Coyle, Haewon Jeong, Rebecca Davis, and Estelle Timar-Wilcox.

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Mason’s Tartt Wins NoVa Football Hall Honors

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Robert E. Tartt III, a sophomore at George Mason High School, was named a youth sports player of the year at the Northern Virginia Football Hall of Fame’s annual awards banquet. At the awards ceremony, held March 2, Tartt was recognized as a football player of the year for his […]

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The Alden Awards 15 Local Students Fine Arts Scholarships

March 10, 2014 1:59 PM0 comments

Fifteen high school students received scholarships for successfully competing in the 2014 James C. Macdonald Fine Arts Scholarship Competition, sponsored by The Alden at the McLean Community Center on Feb. 27. MCC Governing Board Vice Chair Susan Bourgeois, at far right, is pictured above with the first-place winners in each […]

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Mason’s Curtin Earns Dual Volunteer Honors

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Principal Ty Byrd recently presented George Mason High School senior Maeve Curtin with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award granted by the program on behalf of President Barack Obama. Curtin was among the top 10 percent of all state […]

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FIRSTfriday Sees ‘Dance of Color’ at Art & Frame

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As part of FIRSTfriday festivities last Friday, Mary Ellen Mogee’s exhibit Dance of Color was on display at Art and Frame of Falls Church. The acrylic-on-canvas paintings in the exhibit explore color and the movement of dance.  (Photo: Courtesy Shaun van Steyn)

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F.C. Arts Goes ‘Bold & Bright’ With New Show

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Falls Church Arts opened its Bold and Bright show last Saturday at ArtSpace Falls Church. The colorful show, curated by local artist David Barr,  will be on display through April 7. (Photo: Courtesy Shaun van Steyn)

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Local Students Win Prizes in F.C. Rotary Speech Contest

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Five local high school students participated in the Falls Church Rotary Club’s speech contest on Feb. 27 at the Harvest Moon Restaurant. Each student presented an original speech on the topic “Engage Rotary, Change Lives.” First-place honors and a prize of $100 were given to Laura Chu of Thomas Jefferson High School […]

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Critter Corner: A Bird in the Snow

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A large bird took a lengthy rest at the Austin family’s Falls Church home during last Monday’s snowfall. He spent more than 15 minutes perched on the branch of a dogwood tree in their backyard. At first the family thought he was an owl, because his feathers were fluffed – perhaps […]

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City of F.C. Leaf Mulch Loading Day Scheduled for March 22

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The City of Falls Church’s Leaf Mulch Loading Day will take place next Saturday, March 22, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the City’s Recycling Center, 217 Gordon Road. In the event of rain, the event will take place on Saturday, April 5. City staff will use heavy machinery […]

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Celtic Music Concert Set for Saturday at Cherry Hill Farmhouse

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Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be the venue for an evening of Irish music played on traditional Celtic instruments as the annual Celtic Music Concert returns this Saturday, March 15.  The show starts at 8 p.m Tickets are $17 in advance and $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at the […]

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