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Guest Commentary: Better Business for a Better Falls Church

August 21, 2014 11:14 AM1 comment

Falls Church is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The Little City has top rated schools, an impressively low crime rate, an award winning Farmer’s Market, an active arts community, a number of beautiful parks, a fascinating history, a number of popular community events, free mulch, tree lined […]

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Letters to the Editor: Besen is Right, U.S. Needs High Speed Rail

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Letters to the Editor: August 21 – 27, 2014   Besen is Right, U.S. Needs High Speed Rail Editor, I want to compliment Wayne Besen on his column “Time to bring Bullet Trains to America” in the Falls Church News-Press. The rest of the world recognizes that high speed rail […]

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Casual Pace Characterizes School Bond Campaign So Far

August 20, 2014 8:22 PM0 comments

At last night’s Falls Church School Board work session, almost two hours expired before the subject got around to what efforts are being undertaken around the November school bond referendum, when citizens will be asked to approve a $15 million bond to expansion and renovate the Mt. Daniel Elementary School.

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Open Kitchen Adds New Chef to its Team

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Chef Afiya Howell, a graduate from Le Cordon Bleu Paris at the International Culinary Academy in Pittsburgh, has joined the Open Kitchen team. Afiya’s experience includes working as a chef at Ruth Chris and as a Culinary Instructor at DC Central Kitchen. She will be teaching a Fall Feast hands-on […]

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Teddy Bear Fun Run Seeks Sponsors

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Sponsorships are available for the second annual Teddy Bear 5K & 1K Walk/Run to benefit the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center on Sunday, September 28. The event, which will take place on the W&OD Trail, will begin at 4 p.m. at 400 N. Oak Street in Falls Church. The Falls Church-McLean […]

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F.C.’s Nourish Market Hosting Weight Management Talk Thursday

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As part of its Community Education Series, Nourish Market, the small Falls Church grocery store and deli, is hosting “The Silent Stopper to Managing Your Weight” on Thursday, August 21 from 7 –8:30 p.m. The guest speaker is Lynn Hatch, an adult nurse practitioner, health coach and owner of Lynn […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

7:26 PM0 comments

When I announced my candidacy for the House of Delegates on April 5, 2013 I promised that my highest priority would be advancing policies to ensure the continued economic vitality of the Northern Virginia Region in the face of the ongoing federal budget sequester. On August 15, 2014, Governor McAuliffe […]

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U.S. Supreme Court Stays Va. Gay Marriages

7:18 PM0 comments

Late yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a stay on the exercise of same sex marriages in Virginia, only hours before the first such marriage would have become legal in the state. Equality Virginia had circulated a list of clergymen who were prepared to be at the ready at county […]

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Finale: Beauty Trumped By the Great War

7:18 PM1 comment

As 100th anniversary commemorations fade recalling the Guns of August (the title of Barbara Tuchman’s Pulitzer Prize winning history of World War I) that triggered the deadliest tandem of wars in the history of the planet – far less acknowledged in the U.S. than in Europe, even though the combined […]

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Editorial: Where’s the Push For the Referendum?

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We remain hopeful that Falls Church community forces that be will show forth with a major campaign to pass the November school bond referendum, the one that calls for $15 million for a renovation and build out of the overcrowded Mt. Daniel School. But since the steps were taken to […]

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