Mason Boys and Girls Swim Teams Win State Championship

February 24, 2015 8:46 PM0 comments

After a postponement over the weekend due to inclement weather, George Mason High School’s boys and girls varsity swim teams won the Virginia High School League state championship tonight at the Christiansburg Aquatic Center.

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Callie Stapp Speaks to Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

February 13, 2015 11:35 AM0 comments

Callie Stapp, curator of collections at Alexandria’s Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, will be giving a talk called “Mayors, Merchants and Maladies” at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting next Tuesday, Feb. 17, from 1 – 3 p.m. The talk will focus on the Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary, which was founded in the 18th […]

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Alden Theatre Provides Scholarships for HS Artists

January 23, 2015 9:30 AM0 comments

The Alden Theatre in McLean is accepting applications until Friday, Feb. 13, for its James C. MacDonald Fine Arts Scholarship Compeition. High school students in the Dranesville 1A tax district are eligible for the competition, which seeks to aid students who wish to further their interest in the fine arts. […]

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Haverkamp Teaches Portrait Painting Class, Still Life Class Planned for April

January 20, 2015 1:48 PM0 comments

Seth Haverkamp taught his popular Portait Painting Workshop this past weekend. Many fine portraits were developed with the personal instruction of the internationally-known Haverkamp. He will return to teach a Still Life and Backgrounds class for Falls Church Arts on April 11 and 12 at ArtSpace Falls Church.

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Letters to the Editor: Thanks for Help With Tinner Hill Anniversary

January 15, 2015 2:56 PM0 comments

  Letters to the Editor: January 15 – 21, 2015   Thanks for Help With Tinner Hill Anniversary Editor, This past weekend Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the group that became the first rural branch of the NAACP. We celebrated the dedication of the […]

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GM Students Help Falls Church Lions Unload Citrus

December 19, 2014 5:02 PM0 comments

Last Thursday afternoon, dozens of George Mason High School students volunteered to help the Falls Church Lions Club unload a truck full of fresh citrus fruit from Florida. The Lions citrus sale, which was originally scheduled for only last weekend, was extended to this Saturday, Dec. 13.

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Press Pass: Michael Mattice

December 18, 2014 5:55 PM0 comments

Arlington-based musician Michael Mattice has been taking a break from touring over the past few months to work on his sophomore solo album, which doesn’t have an official title. He told the News-Press it’s going to be a departure from his debut album, Comin’ Home, which he released in 2013. […]

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FCCPS Students Participate in 1st Annual F.C. Computer Science Education Week

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Students in Rob Carey’s 4th grade class at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School learn to code as part of Computer Science Education Week last week. Also, many Jefferson students and their parents participated in two Hour of Code events held at Jefferson last week.

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F.C. Father-Son Team Wins Golf Tournament at East Potomac Park

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A father-son team from Falls Church, Brian and Jack Goggin, won the Snowman Scramble 9-Hole Tournament at East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. last Sunday, Dec. 14. Team Goggin shot 34 on East Potomac’s par-33 white course and walked away with $60 worth of gift certificates and prizes. Jack also […]

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Mason’s Spinello Named National HS Boys Soccer Coach of the Year for 2014

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Frank Spinello, head coach of George Mason High School’s varsity boys soccer team, was announced as the National High School Boys Soccer Coach of the Year for a small school by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America on Tuesday. Spinello, who took over as the Mustangs’ head coach since 2011, […]

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