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Press Pass: Spook Handy

November 19, 2014 8:56 PM0 comments

New Jersey-based folk singer Spook Handy first met Pete Seeger in 2003 when Seeger invited Handy to perform with him at the Pumpkin Festival in Beacon, NY. Seeger was introduced to Handy’s work by hearing his political folk anthem “Vote.” “He asked me if I ever heard of founder’s disease…and […]

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Andes Manta Performs at The Alden This Weekend

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Andes Manta, a musical group that plays Andean music, is performing at the The Alden theatre in McLean Community Center, located at 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean, this Saturday, Nov. 22, at 8 p.m. The musicians of Andes Manta, brothers Fernando, Luis, Bolivar and Jorge, aim to bring cultural understanding between […]

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CROP Walk 5K Raises Over $11,000 for Hunger Relief

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The Falls Church Community Services Council, a local community ministry comprised of area congregations whose mission is to assist local families facing emergencies needs, raised over $11,000 through their second annual CROP Walk 5K. About 180 people participated in the 5K walk, which was held on Sunday, Oct. 26 and […]

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The Raptor Conservancy of Va. Holds T-Shirt Fundraiser

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The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia, an all-volunteer non-profit based in Falls Church that specializes in the rehabilitation of wild injured, ill or orphaned raptors – hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and ospreys – is hosting its inaugural t-shirt fundraiser. The t-shirts, which are on sale for $25 at, feature the […]

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Heed the Song Of the Comet!

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In a jaw-dropping, stunning development this past week, scientists directing the Rosetta mission to plant the Philae probe onto a three-billion year old comet streaking around our sun four billion miles away at 84,000 miles per hour stumbled onto something none of them expected to find. The comet is singing […]

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Obama Should Use The Element of Surprise on Immigration Reform

November 18, 2014 8:16 PM0 comments

During his 2008 campaign Barack Obama liked to say, “We are the ones we have been waiting for.” Thank God he’s finally taking his own advice. No more timid Obama. Since the Democrats lost big in the midterm elections – the president seems to have found his voice. Nowhere is […]

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Crime Report: Man Arrested for Habitual Larceny at F.C. CVS

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It was a slow week for crime in the City of Falls Church according to the latest crime report released Tuesday. Notable incidents include a 43-year old Reston man was arrested for habitual petit larceny at CVS, an assault at Eden Center and a vehicle was spray painted on Ellison […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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A unilateral action by the Arlington County Board has destroyed 15 years of joint effort to bring streetcar service to the Columbia Pike corridor, abrogated a longtime partnership between Arlington and Fairfax Counties, and set back transit options in this part of the region, possibly for generations. The streetcar project […]

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F.C.’s Nourish Market Closing in December

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Nourish Market, which offers a variety of health foods, vitamins and all natural products, is holding a liquidation sale as it prepares to close during the third week in December (actual date has yet to be determined). Nourish Market, which used to be known as Kennedy’s and Kasha’s Kitchen, is located in […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The ride-sharing industry typified by Uber continues its blitz on Arlington’s consciousness, capturing the loyalty of some—though not all—generations. The practical, policy and ideological issues were laid out Nov. 12 at the Committee of 100, at a time when the new techy “transportation network companies” are getting their first taste […]

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