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Mason Athletic Department Gives Inaugural “Champions of Character” Awards

January 16, 2015 4:20 PM0 comments

Seven George Mason High School student-athletes were named Falls Church City Public Schools’ first ever “Champions of Character” at Tuesday’s School Board meeting. The new awards being given out by Mason’s athletic department recognizes Mustang student-athletes who “represent the Mason Spirit through exceptional character,” said Mason assistant athletic director Julie Bravin […]

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Falls Church Man Dies in Springfield-Area Car Crash

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Lee Lawson, 61, of Falls Church died Thursday afternoon after his van ran into a tree in the on Loisdale Road in the Springfield-area. According to Fairfax County police, Lawson was driving his 2011 Ford Van northbound on Loisdale Road at 12:15 p.m. on Thursday when he left the road […]

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Bob McLaren Speaks to Mt. Vernon Genealogical Society

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Bob McLaren will be giving a talk called Who Are the Scots-Irish? at the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society’s monthly meeting next Tuesday, Jan. 20, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the Hollin Hall Senior Center, located at 1500 Shenendoah Road, Alexandria. Monthly meetings of the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society are […]

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Local Resident Wins NIAF Scholarship

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Amy Grudier, a nursing major at Cedarville University, received the Lido Civic Club Scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation. National Italian American Foundation scholarship winners are selected based on academic merit and are academically outstanding with an average GPA of 3.95. The average scholarship in the United States was […]

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Columbia Baptist Holds Preschool Open House

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Columbia Baptist Church’s Early Childhood Development Center’s preschool will be hosting an open house next Thursday, Jan. 22, at 6:30 p.m at Columbia Baptist, located at 103 W. Columbia St., Falls Church. There will be a presentation at 6:30 p.m., followed by classroom tours. The school is currently enrolling for […]

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Mary Riley Styles Hosts Writing Workshops

January 15, 2015 8:37 PM0 comments

Eye Level Learning Center of Falls Church is hosting two children’s writing workshops this Saturday, Jan. 17, at Mary Riley Styles Public Library, located at 120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church. The first writing workshop will be held from 2 – 3 p.m. for children in first and second grade […]

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Local Entrepreneurs Try Crowdfunding to Raise $

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Quick! What do an ear swab, a smartphone accessory and a math app have in common? They are all inventions conceived by Falls Church area residents, all of whom have raised money for their products through crowdfunding. (Crowdfunding is the practice of raising money for a project from many people, […]

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Local Skaters Head South to Fight for Titles

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By Lois Elfman As the 2015 U.S. Figure Skating Championships unfold in the coming week in Greensboro, North Carolina, skaters from Northern Virginia will be well represented. The Washington Figure Skating Club, which is comprised of rinks in Northern Virginia, Washington, DC and Maryland, was a force at the Eastern […]

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Guest Commentary: The Lesson of Falls Church’s Tinner Hill

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Last Saturday in 17-degree weather, more than 100 citizens, staff, and elected officials from the City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority joined the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation – and especially Ed and Nikki Henderson – to dedicate a park and learning center. This […]

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The Lasso in the News-Press: Procrastination & Bob McDonnell

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The Falls Church News-Press has partnered with George Mason High School’s award-winning newspaper, The Lasso, to bring its readers some of the top articles appearing in the student-run digital paper. This regular feature will appear monthly in the News-Press during the school year. The Lasso can be found online at […]

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