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June 9 Filing Deadline Looms For F.C. Fall Council Election

May 20, 2015 6:28 PM0 comments

Talk about a date that may be sneaking up on people, especially those who plan to run for the City Council or School Board in the City of Falls Church, consider June 9, just two and a half weeks from now.

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Editorial: Wholly Foods, Batman!

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Wholly foods, Batman! The news that a major regional developer who acquired 2.6 acres of commercially-zoned land at Falls Church’s “crossroads” of Routes 7 and 29 (N. Washington and E. Broad) has approached by the Falls Church City Council with a preliminary plan to locate a mega-Whole Foods store there […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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This month’s Richmond report contains no update from the General Assembly, which completed its work last month. Instead, I will turn my attention to another large and powerful state entity, one that arguably has an even greater impact on our day to day lives – the Virginia Department of Transportation […]

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Time to Ban Conversion Therapy

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Conversion (aka reparative) therapy is on the long, arduous road to extinction in America because to label it “therapy” is a misnomer. All leading mental health associations have emphatically declared that gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people are mentally sound. Yet, conversion therapists brazenly, and without evidence or peer reviewed […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The “hippie high school” program at H-B Woodlawn, though always avant-garde, is poised at the cutting edge of new school building concepts–as Arlington scrambles to ease overcrowded classrooms. Superintendent Patrick Murphy confirms that the days of 1950s-style two-story suburban schools sprawled on 20 acres are a thing of the past. […]

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Paving to Affect Traffic, Residence Access on West St. Through Summer

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After 4,700 feet of new water mains were installed on South West Street, road paving will affect traffic and access to residences through early September in the City of Falls Church. The South West Roadbed Reconstruction Project, tasked with reconstructing the infrastructure along S. West in the City, will install new pavement […]

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2 NVCC Students Receive Prestigious Scholarships

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Two students at Northern Virginia Community College, Chun-Ming “Chris” Chen of Vienna and Maria Vera Alvarez of South Riding, have been awarded Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarships. Chen and Vera Alvarez are among 90 students nationally to receive the prestigious award which provides up to $40,000 a year […]

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F.C. Resident Organizes Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resistance Ride

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Hannah Beamen, a Falls Church resident and 2013 graduate of George Mason High School, organized a Resistance Ride along the proposed route of the natural gas pipeline through Virginia to protest the proposal. Another Falls Church resident and 2014 graduate of Mason, Maria DeHart, is participating in the demonstration. Beamen, […]

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Falls Church HS Screening ‘SlingShot’ Documentary

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The Falls Church High School Robotics Club is screening the documentary “SlingShot,” on Saturday, May 30, at Falls Church High School Auditorium, located at 7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church. The doors for the event open at 7 p.m. and the film will run from 7:30 – 9 p.m. The documentary […]

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Falls Church Lions Celebrate 75th Anniversary

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The Lions Club of Falls Church celebrated its 75th Charter Night on Tuesday night at the Italian Cafe at 7161 Lee Highway. Virginia Delegate Marcus Simon, who sponsored a resolution with Delegate Kaye Kory in the Virginia House of Delegates commending the Lions Club, joined the Falls Church Lions Club in presenting the […]

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