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Our Man in Arlington

November 18, 2014 6:37 PM0 comments

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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F.C. Resident, 2010 Graduate of GMHS Dies at Age 22

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Rachel Lindner Leahy, 22, died on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina, where she was being treated for liver and kidney failure as a result of a sudden and unexplained illness. Rachel grew up in Falls Church City, Va. She attended Mount Daniel and […]

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Critter Corner: Princess

November 17, 2014 12:00 PM0 comments

Princess is a 9-year-old miniature schnauzer that is all love. She is usually looks royal, but was very patient while the kids made her look biker chic!

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Former F.C. Resident and Caregiver to Generations of Children Mabel Niel Dies

November 15, 2014 5:00 PM0 comments

Mabel Niel, 78, a longtime resident of Falls Church passed away suddenly in Shepherdstown, WV on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014. Born Virginia Mabel Thacker on Sept. 11, 1936 in Blackstone, Va., Mabel grew up in Charlottesville, moved to Alexandria after high school. She met Lowell Leslie (Les) Niel of Arlington […]

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Longtime F.C. Resident, GMHS Alum Robert Smith Dies

November 14, 2014 1:48 PM0 comments

Former City of Falls Church resident Robert B. Smith passed away in his home at Lusby, Md, on November 10, 2014. Rob, who was also known as “Smitty,” “Rob,” “Bob” and “Dr. X,”  was a longtime resident of Falls Church and graduated from George  Mason High School in 1969. He worked and retired […]

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Jessie Thackrey Preschool Building Completed, Slated for December Opening

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Construction of the Jessie Thackrey Preschool building (shown above) was completed in late October. Falls Church City Public Schools is only awaiting completion of the City of Falls Church’s stormwater management project on the site, which is set to be finished by Nov. 24, to move into the building. School […]

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Lizzie Sider Brings Anti-Bullying Tour to Haycock ES

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Lizzie Sider, a 16-year-old country singer, is bringing her Nobody Has The Power to Ruin Your Day tour to Haycock Elementary School next Wednesday, Nov. 19, at 10:20 a.m. During the assembly, Sider will encourage Haycock students to help prevent bullying as she recounts her own personal journey as a […]

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Former Falls Church Resident McMahon Served in the Navy, Loved Music

November 13, 2014 1:17 PM0 comments

AYER, Mass. – Thomas F. McMahon, Jr., 90, of Ayer and formerly of Calabash, NC and Falls Church died Thursday, Oct. 30, in the Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton, Mass. He was born in Uniontown, Pa. on July 24, 1924, a son of the late Thomas F. and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Last week’s column about pedestrian safety hadn’t even been printed when Mason District experienced another life-threatening pedestrian acciden. This time, the pedestrian was a young woman crossing Braddock Road at Witch Hazel Road near the Green Spring Gardens entrance. Preliminary investigation indicates that the pedestrian was at or near the […]

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F.C. Cub and Boy Scout Troops Collected Over 3,500 Pounds of Food to Donate

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Cub Scouts from Falls Church Pack 657 hang out during the Scouting for Food pick up last weekend. (From left to right) Timmy Urquhart, Alex Urquhart, Sean Pala and Ryan Henrikson are shown in the image above. Falls Church Boy Scout and Cub Scout troops collected three truck loads of […]

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