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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 3, 2015 10:23 AM0 comments

Why was Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe smashing walnuts in his stately Richmond conference room this week? The answer is simple, yet intriguing. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the governor’s action came after he signed a proclamation and announced that the Governor’s Mansion would be bathed in gold light, […]

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Mason Fall Sports Teams Gear Up for the Season

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by Liz Lizama While George Mason’s high school fall sports program saw its share of wins and losses last year, the Mustangs have all been hard at work to make the upcoming season a stronger one. The field hockey and volleyball teams already kicked off their seasons. The football and […]

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FOOD NEWS: JRINK Juicery Opens, Open Road Turns 2 & Mad Fox Names New Lead Brewer

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  Another Juicery Now Open In Falls Church Area Barely a month after the micro-juicery South Block Co. opened a cafe on N. Westmoreland St., another juicery has debuted in town with JRINK now open in Falls Church. The cold-pressed drink company offers close to 20 flavors of fruit and […]

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Guest Commentary: Interstate 66, Metro & the City of Falls Church

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By Paul Barkley Regarding the News-Press August 20 article about Falls Church’s “1980’s Anti-Development Bias,” allow me to dispel a common misconception about how the Metro Orange line bypassed the City of Falls Church. For the record, the city did not fight to keep Metro out of Falls Church. They […]

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Herring Announces Bid for Re-Election

September 2, 2015 7:53 PM0 comments

Ending speculation that he may seek to run for governor of Virginia in 2017, Virginia’s Democratic attorney general Mark Herring announced yesterday that he will seek re-election to his current post. This means that Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam will probably be the Democratic front runner seeking the governor’s job in […]

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Matt Smith & Classic Boats on CBS Sunday Morning

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Falls Church’s own Matt Smith, CEO of SmithGifford on W. Jefferson St., had pearls of wisdom to share on CBS Sunday morning last week concerning his latest love, the revival of interest in old fashioned wooden pleasure boats. He was interviewed equating the pre-fiberglass boats to “grand pianos on the […]

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Park Master Plan Input Sought

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The Falls Church Recreation and Parks Advisory Board seeks input on the Master Park Plan for the Howard E. Herman Stream Valley Park (601 W. Broad St. or 434 Sherrow Ave.). Community members are invited to the next Board meeting to learn more and share ideas on Sept. 9 at […]

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Volunteers for 2 September Events Sought

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The City of Falls Church Public Works Department issued a statement seeking volunteers for two events on Saturday, Sept. 12: the Recycling Extravaganza and the Habitat Restoration. The Recycling Extravaganza is from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Falls Church Recycling Center and Property Yard, 217 Gordon Road. Volunteers […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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Recap of Richmond Special Session This past month, as many of you are aware, there was a special session of the General Assembly. Regrettably, these meetings proved to be a waste of time and taxpayer money. We showed up on Monday and it was obvious that the Republicans were unprepared […]

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Space Available for More Taste of F.C. Participants

7:33 PM0 comments

Space is still available for restaurants interested in participating in the Taste of Falls Church at the Fall Festival on Saturday, September 19. Twelve restaurants are signed up to date: Argia’s, Café Kindred, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Famous Dave’s, Flippin’ Pizza, American Grille, Plaka Grill, Sfizi Café, Sweet Rice, […]

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