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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Strengthening Social Security

August 19, 2014 3:51 PM0 comments

It’s been nearly 80 years since President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Social Security Act to protect a generation of Americans whose hard work and savings were wiped out during the Great Depression.

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Sam’s Farm Closing at End of September

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Sam’s Farm, the third-generation family-owned-and-operated garden center located at 7125 Leesburg Pike in Falls Church will be closing after 38 years in business.

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Crime Report: Car Stolen Outside Mary Riley Styles Library

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A week after an alleged bicycle thief was arrested, there were no reports of stolen bikes in the latest Falls Church Crime Report, however, a car was reported stolen from outside of Mary Riley Styles Library last week. Between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m., police say the car was stolen from the parking […]

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Critter Corner: Cleo

August 17, 2014 12:44 PM0 comments

The magical Cleo Benton got her wings on August 1 following a long and painful illness. She was the devoted companion and caretaker of Falls Church attorney Janine S. Benton for many years since her adoption. She was a purebred devon rex model which accounted for her intelligence, sense of humor, otherworldly eyes […]

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Beyer Formally Kicks Off Fall Campaign With Ice Cream Social

August 16, 2014 3:45 PM0 comments

Don Beyer officially kicked off his campaign for the 8th district’s congressional seat with an ice cream social today at north Arlington’s Quincy Park today. A number of Beyer’s Falls Church supporters were among those in attendance. The event was held with 80 days to go to the November election.

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F.C.’s New Hilton Garden Inn Opens, City Officials Get a Tour

August 15, 2014 2:49 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s new Hilton Garden Inn at 706 W. Broad St. was proclaimed open as of today by City Councilman Phil Duncan in a Facebook posting. This followed a breakfast tour offered City officials, including Mayor David Tarter, Councilman Dan Sze and Duncan.

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FC Teacher Attends Leadership Academy at GMU

August 14, 2014 4:14 PM0 comments

Laura Dixon, a Falls Church City Public Schools (FCCPS) teacher attended the Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching (VCET), a professional development program that launched in June on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. Dixon, a teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary, was accepted into and attended the program’s Science, […]

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Letters to the Editor: Containment Was Not U.S. Founders’ Original Intent

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Letters to the Editor: August 14 – 20, 2014 Containment Was Not U.S. Founders’ Original Intent Editor, In reading the last week’s guest commentary of Brian Sando and trying to understand why, as Sando describes it, America has taken up the mantle of empire, one must examine the legacy of a […]

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Guest Commentary: Falls Church City’s Answer to Raising Taxes

9:40 AM3 comments

“Eat Mor Chikin” ….and more beef, salmon, pasta. While washing it down with a nice craft beer or bottle of chardonnay. And please don’t forget desert. All in the City, of course. Which you can enjoy before or after that movie or concert at State Theatre. There has been much […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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August rarely brings to mind wintertime, but I had a little feeling of déjà vu last week when I toured the almost-complete Bailey’s Fire Station 10 on Columbia Pike. Readers may recall the 2010 “snowmageddon” that resulted in a catastrophic roof failure in the original 1974 structure, damaging some fire […]

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