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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 13, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

December may be a popular time for shopping, but it also is a popular time for donations to favorite charities. Just as stores depend on holiday shoppers to keep their ledgers in the black, so, too, do non-profit organizations rely on holiday philanthropy to maintain their programs. Whether human services, […]

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ProBike FC Collecting Legos for Children With Cancer Until Dec. 17

December 12, 2018 8:01 PM0 comments

is collecting Lego kits until Dec. 17 when riders will cycle from ProBike FC’s location at 116 E. Fairfax to Inova Hospital to deliver them to children in the cancer ward. Kits can be dropped off at the cycling center that specializes in coaching, development and overall cycling improvement during […]

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Dominion Hospital Relocates F.C. Program

7:58 PM0 comments

Dominion Hospital has relocated its Falls Church Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program, situated less than one mile from the main hospital at 6565 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 506. The program will now be housed with the Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program in one building allowing for more cohesive experience for patients and their […]

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Council Moves on Fellows Property

7:55 PM0 comments

Following a closed session Monday night, the Falls Church City Council voted to authorize the F.C. City Attorney and City Manager “to pursue acquisition of the Fellows property” at 604 S. Oak Street adjacent the Thomas Jefferson Elementary, “at the price disclosed in closed session as a resolution of the […]

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Noonan to F.C. School Board: Our Costs Outstrip ‘Guidance’

7:27 PM0 comments

Upon learning of the official budget guidance for the coming fiscal year approved by the Falls Church City Council Monday night, Falls Church City Public Schools Superintendent Peter Noonan counseled the School Board Tuesday night that minimal school needs for the coming year are already in excess of that guidance number.

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Our Man in Arlington

7:23 PM0 comments

Crystal City is not a city. I’ve had to stress this point repeatedly to journalistic colleagues raised elsewhere who were planning to dateline stories from the exotic-sounding “Crystal City, Va.” Such misconceptions about this transforming section of Arlington will persist given last month’s huge Amazon announcement, which has brought no […]

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Mason Girls Clear Conscience with Season’s 1st Victory

6:46 PM0 comments

Victory was tasted at last by George Mason High School’s girls basketball team, who ended its season-long skid by defeating John Paul the Great Catholic High School 46-42 Tuesday night. The Mustangs (1-4) had their work cut out for them entering the final frame. With Mason trailing the visiting Wolves, […]

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Rebounding Takes Center Stage as Mustangs Dominate Boards in 63-52 Win

6:43 PM0 comments

A 63-52 triumph over Loudoun County High School marks three straight and an official win streak for George Mason High School’s boys basketball team to open their season. The Mustangs (3-1) are passing their primary two tests from the preseason — playing full court defense and collecting rebounds — with […]

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ Was Deemed Subversive

6:15 PM0 comments

It’s not, as they say, rocket science. Anyone who can calculate the outcome of last month’s midterm elections has notice. The outside number for House seats to flip from Republican to Democrat was 40, and “realistic” predictions were in the 20-25 range. It took awhile for all the votes to […]

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Tree Fest Brings Seasonal Wonderment & Benevolence

3:03 PM0 comments

AT THE FIFTH ANNUAL “Holiday Tree Fest” benefit for Falls Church non-profits, an array of over 20 trees, decorated by different non-profit groups and put up for bid, charmed the outdoor area of the Ireland’s Four Provinces restaurant last Saturday. Organizer Melissa Morse said that bids were coming in up […]

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