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Amy Poe Leaves McLean HS, Set to Direct ‘American Idiot’

July 21, 2015 2:11 PM0 comments

by Kate Karstens Following the touring Broadway production of American Idiot in 2014, comes another theatrical work from the critically acclaimed director, Amy E. Poe. Following her national success with Big Fish, Poe will return to the stage apart from McLean High School with her rendition of American Idiot, a […]

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Tysons-Pimmit Library Hosts David Nicholson for Author Event

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The Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library, located at 7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, is hosting local author David Nicholson, who will read selections from his latest book Flying Home: Seven Stories of the Secret City, next Monday, July 27, at 7 p.m. Nicholson will also discuss and sign his new book at the […]

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F.C.’s Howard Stoodley Honored by City Council

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Falls Church resident Howard Stoodley was honored by the City Council last week for his service as a member, leader and historian of the Board of Zoning Appeals for more than twenty years, from October 1994 through December 2014. In an e-mail from the City’s communications office, the City Council […]

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In Marathon Session, F.C. Council, School Board Edge Closer to Final RFP Language

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Working past midnight Monday night, the Falls Church City Council and School Board worked to within sight of a final version of language for its “request for conceptual proposal” to go out to the development world next month for development of the almost 40 acres of land annexed to the City as a component of its deal to sell its water system to Fairfax County last year.

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F.C. Resident Finishes First Twice, Wins Over $45,000 on Jeopardy!

July 17, 2015 1:51 PM0 comments

Ben Hemmens, 43, a stay-at-home dad from Bailey’s Crossroads, came in first place on “”Jeopardy!”” on both Tuesday and Wednesday night and came in second place last night, winning a total of $45,200.

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Eye-Popping Initial Briefing on Broad-Washington Plan Well Received

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Usually almost nobody shows up for sub-committee meetings of the Falls Church City Council, but this was not the case Thursday night, when the Dogwood Room at City Hall was graced with not only five of the seven members of the City Council, but with representatives of the City’s Planning Commission and Economic Development Authority, two from the City’s own Economic Development Office among others.

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Boy Scout Troop 895 Backpacks Through Rockies

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31 Boy Scouts and 12 adult chaperons, all members of Falls Church Boy Scout Troop 895, returned Philmont Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM, having successfully completed a backpacking trek in the Sangre de Cristo mountain range of the Southern Rockies. The trip was chartered by Falls Church Presbyterian Church. Philmont […]

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Mason’s Spinello Competing in America’s Best Coach Contest

July 16, 2015 4:11 PM0 comments

George Mason High School’s varsity boys soccer coach Frank Spinello is one of 24 coaches from across the country currently competing in USA Today High School Sports’ 2014-2015 America’s Best Coach contest, which started yesterday, July 15, with the opening of voting at The group includes coach of the year […]

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Letters to the Editor: Kudos for Council’s Decision To Replace School Turf

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Letters to the Editor: July 16 – 22, 2015   Kudos for Council’s Decision To Replace School Turf Editor, The City Council’s decision to replace the turf field at George Mason High School makes sense, for practical, safety and fiscal reasons. Widely used by high school teams and community groups, the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Increasingly, communication between constituents and their local governments depends on electronic and digital systems. E-mail, web sites, Twitter and Facebook have supplanted the “old-fashioned” methods of letter writing and telephone calls. Digital government is on duty 24 hours a day to serve residents and businesses alike. Nowhere is that more […]

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