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The Lasso in the News-Press: Stepping on the Seal & a Staff Profile

March 26, 2015 1:44 PM0 comments

The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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Guest Commentary: Ranked-Choice Voting & Independent Redistricting

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By Christopher Zieja In our current political system, gerrymandering empowers elected officials to choose their voters rather than have voters choose the politicians. The result? Partisanship and polarization. Centrists are stymied and politics less civil due to an overwhelming number of non-competitive legislative districts. As a result, politicians have little incentive […]

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Faces of Falls Church: March 26, 2015 – April 1, 2015

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“I’m a caregiver for my husband, who has cancer, and a writer. When my husband’s cancer spread to his brain last year, I stopped writing and focused completely on him. Amazingly, he’s doing reasonably well. I’ve discovered I’m pretty good in a crisis but seem to have a meltdown after […]

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Letters to the Editor: Why Not Compare Property Tax vs. Arlington, Fairfax?

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Letters to the Editor: March 26 – April 1, 2015   Why Not Compare Property Tax vs. Arlington, Fairfax? Editor, At the public budget meeting on March 13, our city manager, Wyatt Shields, emphasized that the comparison of City of Falls Church property taxes should be made to other smaller […]

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NVCC Summer Course Registration Opens March 31

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Registration for summer session classes at Northern Virginia Community College begins next Tuesday, March 31. Students must register by 11:59 p.m. on the day before a session begins. Classes in the 12-week summer session begin May 18 and end Aug. 9. There are also two six-week summer sessions, which start […]

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Henderson MS Hosts Makerspace Open House

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A student at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School gets busy with the Makerspace in Hendeson’s Library. The middle school hosted an open house for Makerspace, which was funded through an Falls Church Education Foundation Super Grant, on Tuesday night.

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Press Pass: The Machine

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Tahrah Cohen, a founding member of the Pink Floyd tribute band The Machine, said that the band has about 100 songs in their repertoire and keeps records of their set lists from each show – so that they can give the audience a unique experience every time. “We know what […]

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Mason U. Offers Mini-Course on Abrahamic Religions

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The College of Humanities and Social Sciences at George Mason University announced earlier this month a not-for-credit seminar for the local community in the Abrahamic traditions of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, which will take place every Saturday in April. Two professors in the university’s department of religious studies, Maria Dakake […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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For nearly 20 years, parcels along the southern frontage of Leesburg Pike in Culmore, between Charles Street and Washington Drive, have been the subject of discussion in the community about redevelopment possibilities. The block long area was replanned in 1994 for townhouse office uses, but the plan also called for […]

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F.C. Chamber of Commerce Hosts ‘Bright Lights, Little City’ Gala

March 25, 2015 6:44 PM0 comments

The Falls Church Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual gala and live auction, called “Bright Lights, Little City,” last Saturday night at The Westin Tysons location. Honored as recipients of special awards at this year’s gala were (left to right), Tori McKinney, winner of the Pillar of the Community award, Christopher Fay, winner […]

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