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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Va. Gay Marriages

August 20, 2014 7:18 PM0 comments

Late yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the exercise of same sex marriages in Virginia, only hours before the first such marriage would have become legal in the state. Equality Virginia had circulated a list of clergymen who were prepared to be at the ready at county […]

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Finale: Beauty Trumped By the Great War

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As 100th anniversary commemorations fade recalling the Guns of August (the title of Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize winning history of World War I) that triggered the deadliest tandem of wars in the history of the planet – far less acknowledged in the U.S. than in Europe, even though the combined […]

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Editorial: Where’s the Push For the Referendum?

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We remain hopeful that Falls Church community forces that be will show forth with a major campaign to pass the November school bond referendum, the one that calls for $15 million for a renovation and build out of the overcrowded Mt. Daniel School. But since the steps were taken to […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Bao Bao’s 1st Birthday Party

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Ain’t no party like a panda bear party because a panda bear party is…well…it’s actually pretty rare.

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Press Pass: Red Wanting Blue

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The rock band Red Wanting Blue were traveling from Salt Lake City to Denver, through a Wyoming snowstorm, while they were on tour in 2013 when they went through a life-threatening experience. The band’s tour bus, a converted mobile home, was nearly hit by a jackknifed tractor-trailer. “The truck came […]

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Troop 898 Restores Butterfly Garden at Thomas Jefferson ES

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Girl Scout Troop 898 fixed the butterfly garden near Thomas Jefferson Elementary School over the summer. The image above shows (standing from left to right) Wendy Sejas, Eleanor Gieser, Desiraie Eice and Rianna Arsenault and (kneeling from left to right) Hannah Anacko and Megan Mann, members of troop 898, gathered […]

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NOVA Parks Welcomes New Board Member

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The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority welcomed Laura Grape to their board in late July. Grape will be replacing Jean Packard, who served on the board for 24 years before retiring recently, according to a press release from NOVA Parks. According to the release, Grape has plenty of experience working […]

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McLean Project for the Arts Seeks New Executive Director

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The McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) has launched a nationwide search for a new executive director to replace Nancy Perry, who served as the executive director for the MPA for eleven years. Perry is leaving the MPA to take a position at the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing […]

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McLean Youth Orchestra Hires New Director

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Last Tuesday the McLean Orchestra announced that they hired established Washington, D.C. conductor John Devlin as the new director of the McLean Youth Orchestra, which is an educational project of the McLean Orchestra. Devlin is also the music director of the Youth Orchestras of Prince William (VA), associate conductor of […]

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FC Students Make the Dean’s List at George Mason U

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Several students from Falls Church have been named to the dean’s list at George Mason University for the spring 2014 semester. Michelle Iraheta, Adrienne Jones, Brandon Juarez-Lopez, Andrew Jung, Mrika Kadeli, Ashneel Kanojia, Mahdi Kashoofy, Isma Kayani, Binod Khadka, Siamak Khaledi, Alexandra Kemp, Danielle Kirby, Deanna Kirby, Elizabeth Kissell, Justin […]

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