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Guest Commentary: The Capital Allocation Process & Our Schools

September 18, 2014 10:00 AM1 comment

In this space last week, guest commentators Juergen Tooren and Johannah Barry raised a number of questions about the Mount Daniel bond referendum, the City’s capital allocation process (CIP), and the fairness of the capital allocation process to the community. While I agree with some of the points they raise, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

8:40 AM1 comment

The work of the Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force is nearing its close, and I was pleased to provide an update to the Falls Church City Council on Monday evening.

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The Secret of Eleanor Roosevelt’s Success

September 17, 2014 9:53 PM19 comments

Ken Burns’ latest formidable television documentary series, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” premiering this week on PBS is entertaining and educational, at least so far for me. Being only three two-hour episodes in, I am taking the word of friends who’ve seen it all who say it stays good to […]

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Press Pass: Bootsy Collins

9:44 PM0 comments

Many music stars from the last generation have trouble staying relevant and true to themselves in this era of overproduced pop music and personas contrived by corporations. But that isn’t the case for legendary funk bassist and Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame inductee William “Bootsy” Collins. Collins helped revolutionize […]

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FCCPS Food Services ‘Junior Chef’ Contest Underway

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The Falls Church City Public School department is hosting its first annual Junior Chef Contest, sponsored by FCCPS, Williams-Sonoma and Arlington County Public Schools (ACPS). The contest is open to FCCPS students between the ages of 9 – 18 and is an opportunity for children to test their creativity and […]

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Mason Football Loses 42-0 to Wakefield HS

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By Daniel Donovan A week after defeating Rappahannock County High School 48-0, the program’s largest away win in the last decade, the George Mason High School varsity football team returned home to take on 5A opponents Wakefield High school. This time, the Mustangs (1-1) were on the losing end of […]

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Mustang Field Hockey Wins 4th Straight

9:35 PM0 comments

By Ian Graigs The George Mason High School varsity field hockey team improved its record to 4-1 with its fourth straight win, a 4-0 victory on Wednesday, Sept. 10, at Bishop O’Connell High School. The Mustangs’ goals were scored by junior Sabine Wills, senior Anna Hennessey, and senior Angelika Johns, […]

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Arlington Hails Road Project Completion

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A dramatic makeover for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists along Route 50 at 10th Street and Courthouse Road in Arlington was made official yesterday as local leaders joined the Virginia Department of Transportation and the County to cut the ribbon on $40 million of capacity, access and safety improvements. The Virginia […]

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Creative Cauldron Hosting F.C. Chamber Mixer Sept. 23

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Creative Cauldron is hosting a networking mixer for the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, September 23 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. at ArtSpace Falls Church. The event will include refreshments and a sneak peek of “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris” which will show […]

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Soltys to F.C. Chamber as Alder Joins American Trauma Society

9:33 PM0 comments

Andrea Alder has joined The American Trauma Society as its new membership relations coordinator. Based in Falls Church, ATS serves as an advocate for the trauma care system, trauma prevention programs, and the victims of trauma and their families. Alder previously served as assistant director of the Falls Church Chamber […]

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