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Michael Gardner’s Sister Insists on His Innocence

September 25, 2015 11:27 AM21 comments

Maya Jerome, sister of Michael Gardner, submitted a statement to the News-Press today concerning Michael Gardner’s guilty plea on child sex abuse charges.

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Baileys Crossroads Senior Citizen Missing, Police Say

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Fairfax County Police have asked for the public’s assistance in finding a senior citizen who went missing from the Baileys Crossroads area on Thursday.

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Press Pass: Devon Allman Band

September 24, 2015 5:36 PM0 comments

Devon Allman, founder of the Devon Allman Band, said that his live show, which he’s bringing to Gypsy Sally’s in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, follows the arc of his career. “There’s songs from my Honeytribe records, there’s some Royal Southern Brotherhood songs, definitely songs off the last two […]

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Michael Gardner Pleads Guilty In 2 Child Sex Abuse Cases, Sentenced to 20 Years

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Michael Gardner, a longtime City of Falls Church resident and political activist, pleaded guilty Thursday to all counts in two child abuse cases, one of which was due to go to trial Thursday, and the other slated for late November. Gardner’s attorneys recommended a sentence of 20 years in prison which was so ordered.

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George Mason HS Class of ’65 Has 50-Year Reunion

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George Mason High School’s Class of 1965, the first class to graduate from Mason after completing 12 years as Falls Church City students, is having its 50-year reunion this weekend. The class started first grade together at Mt. Daniel Elementary School when the school opened in 1953, though some of the students […]

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Faces of Falls Church: September 24 – 30, 2015

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“I started painting when I moved into my new house that had no art. I started to really enjoy it so I kept painting but I had no wall space left. I continued to paint and ended up with a roomful of paintings that I wanted to sell. So I […]

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Guest Commentary: Anti-Development Letters Promote Misguided Fears

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By Richard McCommons I read with dismay recently, letters to the editor and an ad in the Falls Church News-Press expressing concerns regarding the demise of the quality of life in Falls Church: too many grocery stores, too many new people, too many new school children, too much new traffic, too […]

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Mustangs Volleyball Tops Central High School in Straight Sets

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by Matt Delaney In what was hinted at being a near-guaranteed victory by junior outside hitter Kate Karstens, she lived up to expectations as the George Mason High School varsity volleyball team handled the visiting Central High School Falcons in three straight sets (25-15, 25-13, 25-15) on Tuesday, Sept. 22. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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When the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, by a vote of 8 to 1, approved my motion to adopt the Seven Corners Comprehensive Plan Amendment this summer, a series of follow-on motions regarding transportation improvements in Seven Corners also was adopted. At the July 28 meeting, the Board requested development […]

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Luray Rushing Attack Too Strong for Mason Defense

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by Kate Karstens The George Mason varsity football team suffered a tough 12-7 home loss to Luray High School on Friday, Sept. 18, pushing the team to 1-2 on the season. The game was a defensive struggle on both sides, but the Luray rushing attack was too much for Mason […]

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