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Critter Corner: Aram Fingal and Turanga Leela

November 24, 2014 10:02 AM0 comments

Aram Fingal (left), has been featured in Critter Corner before, but he has a new sister. The pup on the right is Turanga Leela, who was just adopted from  Homeward Trails Animal Rescue – she was tied up outdoors for over 6 weeks and needed surgery after almost losing her […]

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Marshall Boosters’ Christmas Tree Sale Starts Nov. 29

November 22, 2014 9:03 AM0 comments

George C. Marshall High School’s Booster Club is starting its annual Christmas tree sale next Saturday, Nov. 29, at the school. The booster club will be selling wreaths, garland, tree stands, White House ornaments and Marshall Statesmen spirit wear in addition to trees in school parking lot through Sunday, Dec. […]

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The Lasso in the News-Press: Traveling for Sports & Middle Schoolers in High School

November 21, 2014 4:56 PM0 comments

Not only does George Mason have a reputation for being one of the best public schools (academically) in the United States, the athletic department has established itself as one of the most successful programs in Virginia High School League (VHSL). But at what cost?

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FCEPTA Awards Just Over $9,000 in Teacher Grants

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The Falls Church Elementary Parent Teacher Association has awarded $9,035.36 through its Teacher Grant program this fall. Funded projects include every elementary grade level and discipline. For a full list of the grantees, visit

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F.C. City Manager Chairs Statewide Group

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Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields has recently been chosen to represent the state’s Government Mandate Task Force as its new chair, it was announced this week. The task force looks at the impacts of the strengths and weaknesses of new state mandates on locales.

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Training Rescue Dogs Holds Inaugural 5K Fundraiser

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The Alexandria-based non-profit Training Rescue Dogs is partnering with Falls Church’s Road Runner Sports to host their inaugural 5K to raise funds to rescue, train, rehabilitate and re-home otherwise unadoptable dogs through this event. Event check-in for the fundraiser will be held at Road Runner Sports, located at 1120 W. […]

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F.C.’s Hilton Garden Inn Already Booming

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The City of Falls Church’s new Hilton Garden Inn, which celebrated its grand opening just last month, has the highest daily occupancy rate in the region, a representative of the City’s Economic Development Office reported this week. With occupancy at over 95 percent on average, the hotel attributes its popularity […]

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5k to Shut Down Some F.C. Streets Saturday Morning

November 20, 2014 5:09 PM0 comments

Several City of Falls Church roads will be closed this Saturday while Columbia Baptist Church holds a 5k run that morning. The race begins at 8 a.m. and roadblocks will be in effect starting around 7:45 a.m. throughout the end of the race.

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Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report

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It’s the middle of November, time to start thinking about the holidays. For many of us that means time off of work and school, allowing us to spend more time with family, something we look forward to each year. Of course, not everyone in our community is so fortunate. For […]

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F.C. Tax Collections Down in First Quarter

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The City of Falls Church’s FY2015 first quarter financial report for its general fund, covering the period of July-September 2014, came in with numbers below projections in key areas, including personal property taxes, meals taxes and sales taxes, the City’s Chief Financial Officer Richard LaCondre reported this week. He also […]

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