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Culmore Cleanup Returns April 26

April 14, 2014 2:58 PM0 comments

Culmore Cleanup 2014 will take place next Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m. – noon. The community-wide effort, now in its 12th year, invites volunteers to collect trash from about seven miles of streets in the Bailey’s Crossroads/Culmore neighborhoods. The event attracts about 300 volunteers annually. Volunteers are provided with […]

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Critter Corner: Dusty

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Dusty, a Singapore street cat who just turned 3, was adopted when the feline’s mother disappeared. He spent his first two years in tropical Singapore but has adapted well to his first Falls Church winter with Louis Mazel and DeeDee Smith. He loves watching birds and squirrels at the backyard […]

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Funeral for Long-Time F.C. Resident Bob Grille Saturday, April 12

April 11, 2014 4:04 PM0 comments

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church for J. Robert Grille, a long-time Falls Church resident and public accountant who died at the age 90 on March 30.

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TJ Teacher, Stephen Erick, Named F.C. Agnes Meyer Teacher of the Year

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Stephen Erick, a third grade teacher at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, is recipient of the 2014 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher of the Year award at Falls Church City Public Schools. Erick has taught both third and fourth grades at Thomas Jefferson.

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Shields Presents 2 Options to the F.C. Council to Lower a Proposed Tax Rate Hike

April 10, 2014 9:28 PM8 comments

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields presented two options for lowering the projected tax rate increase in his recommended budget tonight, as he’d been requested to do by the Council on Monday.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Budget season progresses in Fairfax County, with three sessions of public hearings this week before the Board of Supervisors. More than 200 people and organizations have signed up for three-minute speaking slots. Actually, not all of the speakers make speeches. In one memorable hearing, young musicians performed, reinforcing their desire […]

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Letters to the Editor: City Should Explore School Merger with Fairfax Co.

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Letters to the Editor: April 10 – 16, 2014  City Should Explore School Merger with Fairfax Co. Editor, A major issue facing the City is the challenge of increasing the income at a pace to meet the increasing costs of the school system, due to increasing student enrollment. One option […]

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Guest Commentary: This Year’s Budget & the Future of Falls Church

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Based on 20 years on the Falls Church City Council, there has never been an “easy” budget, and this year is no exception. There are several fundamental reasons why. We are a small, full-service city without the ability to grow geographically (and we begin with the smallest land area of […]

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Editorial: Don Beyer For Congress

April 9, 2014 7:48 PM0 comments

It was like old times to have Donald S. Beyer Jr. attending the annual gala of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce last Saturday night. It harkened back to the days when he was active in the Chamber himself, serving as president and winning the coveted “Pillar of the Community” […]

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F.C. Council Tells Shields to Revise Budget Plan With No Tax Rate Hike

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Thursday’s work session of the Falls Church City Council could be the decisive one in the arduous march to complete the $80 million City of Falls Church Fiscal Year 2015 budget by the April 28 deadline.

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