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Less Than Bowled Over by Bowl’d in Clarendon

July 16, 2015 10:02 AM0 comments

Those looking at the menu of Bowl’d, a restaurant that opened in Clarendon earlier this year, might mutter to themselves “not another bowl restaurant.” But what sets apart the restaurant, which follows the mold of Chipotle-style fast casual eateries, is that it is, perhaps, a healthier alternative to a place […]

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Guest Commentary: Innovation Flourishes with F.C. Education Foundation

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By Cecily Shea The Falls Church Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization founded in 2004 to support the Falls Church City Public Schools, thanks the local businesses, community leaders, and supporters of the “Little City” schools for their tremendous support during the 2014-15 academic year. The incredible generosity of donors […]

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Petition: Remove Confederate Names from Fairfax Schools

July 15, 2015 7:45 PM33 comments

In step with a growing national movement to remove symbols of the country’s pro-slavery Confederacy, a movement has begun in Fairfax County to rename three of the county’s schools – two named after leaders of the Confederacy and another named for a Fairfax superintendent who was opposed to the immediate integration of public schools.

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Fairfax Co. Planning Commission Defers on F.C. Plan for Mt. Daniel

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Suddenly thrust into doubt by an unfriendly response from the Fairfax County Planning Commission at a hearing in late June, Falls Church’s $15.6 million Mt. Daniel Elementary School renovation and expansion project has now been delayed past the planned tight window that would have it ready to open in September 2016.

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Dogs of War Howl Over Iran Deal

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It can be credibly argued that among the three or so most important political leaders responsible for the preservation and advance of the United States of America’s experiment in democracy was Sen. Henry Clay. He is hardly known anymore to the casual observer of this nation’s history. He’s not on […]

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Editorial: Fairfax County’s Shame

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Some ugly realities have surfaced right here in Northern Virginia in the context of the new national momentum to cleanse public spaces of glorified remnants of the pro-slavery Confederate insurgency that sought to secede from the United States, triggering the Civil War 150 years ago. The ugly realities are from […]

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F.C. Council Set to Finalize Annexed Land ‘RFP’

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Following on last weekend’s town hall meeting at City Hall and extensive discussions at its regular business meeting Monday and Tuesday’s School Board meeting, the Falls Church City Council will convene for a work session Monday night to put final touches on a “request for proposal,” or RFP, for development […]

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City Adopts Bicycle Master Plan

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The Falls Church City Council voted to adopt a formal bicycle master plan as a guiding document, advancing the policies previously adopted in the Mobility for All Modes Transportation Plan approved over a year ago. An important feature of the plan is the determination that removal of on-street vehicular parking […]

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$672,000 OK’d for New H.S. Turf

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By a unanimous vote, the Falls Church City Council Monday approved the expenditure of $672,000 for the replacement of the artificial turf football/soccer field and track at George Mason High School even as the fate of those facilities is up in the air pending the development of the overall 40 […]

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Swim Space for Kids Coming to Falls Plaza

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A 7,000 square foot portion of the current Staples store in Falls Church’s 1200 W. Broad Street Falls Plaza shopping center has been leased to the Baltimore-based Kids First Swim School that provides swimming lessons for children through age seven, according to a report in this week’s Washington Business Journal. […]

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