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Community News & Notes: April 29 – May 5, 2010

F.C. Civil War Day Details Announced

NNeaglescoutSoldier and civilian reenactors will present a special focus on the African American experience during the Civil War during the City of Falls Church’s annual Civil War Day, it was reported this week. A special 19th-century mourning exhibit by nationally known collector Georgia Meadows will accompany the usual firing exercises, Civil War medical tent, spy stories, children’s activities, bus tour of local Civil War sites, live music and more. This year’s event will be held Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park and Farmhouse (312 Park Ave., Falls Church).

 

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PATRICK ANDREWS (center, in uniform) of Troop 681 in Falls Church was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout at a special ceremony last Sunday at the Scout House on Spring Street conducted by fellow members of the Order of the Arrow (OA), the honor camping and service society within Boy Scouts. In ceremonial garb (left to right), are Charlie Toch, Josh Conrad, Matthew Jackson and Leo Toch. Andrews is a lodge chief in OA and is senior patrol leader of Troop 681. (Photo: Richard Lobb)
F.C. Civil War Day Details Announced

Soldier and civilian reenactors will present a special focus on the African American experience during the Civil War during the City of Falls Church’s annual Civil War Day, it was reported this week. A special 19th-century mourning exhibit by nationally known collector Georgia Meadows will accompany the usual firing exercises, Civil War medical tent, spy stories, children’s activities, bus tour of local Civil War sites, live music and more. This year’s event will be held Saturday, May 15 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park and Farmhouse (312 Park Ave., Falls Church).
Civil Way Day is sponsored by the F.C. Recreation & Parks Division, the Friends of Cherry Hill, the Victorian Society at Falls Church, the Tinner Hill Foundation, the Village Improvement and Preservation Society and the F.C. Historical Commission. For more information, call 703-248-5171.

Falls Church Resident at V.T. Named to ‘Who’s Who’

Mwaffaq Otoom of Falls Church, a Ph.D. student at Virginia Tech (V.T.) majoring in electrical and computer engineering at the V.T. College of Engineering, has been named to the national list of Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges this year. Otoom is one of 91 V.T. students that have been named to the Who’s Who national list this year.

Homestretch Hosts Benefit Breakfast Tuesday

Homestretch in Falls Church will host a free benefit breakfast on Tuesday, May 4 from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Attendees will learn about how Homestretch is helping improve lives at a time when homelessness is on the rise. The breakfast will be held at the Gannett Building (7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean). Reservations are required. To do so, e-mail rmaddah@homestretch-inc.org.

F.C. Tennis Tourney Open to All, Deadline Approaching

Tuesday, May 12 is the deadline for those interested to enter the 2010 Falls Church Open Tennis Tournament. The Falls Church Recreation & Parks Division is sponsoring the annual event, which will take place from May 17 – June 27. It will be played in Falls Church and is open to everyone.

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“VACATION” by Andrzej Zmudzki of Falls Church won first place at last weekend’s 6th Annual City of Falls Church Art Show & Sale, which was held at the Falls Church Community Center on Little Falls Street On display were photographs, drawings and paintings done by F.C. residents and employees. (Photo: News-Press)

Trophies and/or t-shirts will be awarded to the top two finishers in each category. The cost for singles is $8 for city residents and $10 for non-city residents, while the doubles team fee is $16 for residents and $20 for non-residents. For more information, call 703-248-5077.

 

Choralis Youth Choirs Sings Sunday

On Sunday, May 2, all are invited to attend the Choralis Youth Choirs Concert, featuring each of the three choirs, individually and together. A complementary reception will follow the concert. The event will be held at the Falls Church Presbyterian Church (225 E. Broad St., Falls Church) at 4 p.m. Tickets cost $10 for adults, $5 for students ages 13 – 22 (with Student ID), but are free for children under 12. For more information, call 703-237-2499 or visit www.choralis.org.

VPIS Attic Treasures Sale Helps Local Causes

The Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) is holding an Attic Treasures Yard Sale at the Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church) on Saturday, May 1 from 9 a.m. – 1p.m. to benefit the Neighborhood Tree Program, Concerts at Cherry Hill Park and the F.C. community parks and gardens. The event will feature antiques, food and live music by Andrew Acosta. For more information, visit www.vpis.org.

Dancing Mind Yoga Celebrates 2 Years

Dancing Mind Yoga (929 W. Broad St., Falls Church) is celebrating its second year in business by throwing a free 2-Year Anniversary Party from 6:30 – 10 p.m. on Saturday, May 1. Attendees are urged to bring a dish or drink to share. For more information, call 703-237-9642.

Ledo Hosts F.C. Relay for Life Fundraiser Monday

The Falls Church Relay for Life team, otherwise known as The Purple Crew, is having a fundraiser from 5 – 10 p.m. on Monday, May 3 at Ledo Pizza (7510 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). Twenty percent of customers’ order during those hours will benefit Relay for Life. For more information, call Team Captain Ashley Brooks at 703-801-9248.

F.C. Curves Collects for ‘Dress for Success’

Curves (240 W. Broad St., Falls Church) is hosting a clothing drive for Dress for Success starting this Saturday, May 1 through the end of the month. Clean, seasonally appropriate clothing can be dropped off at Curves Monday – Friday. For more information, call 703-536-0140.

Noam Terman Honored at Local Eagle Court

 

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THREE GENERATIONS of Termans, (left to right) Ric Terman, Noam Terman and Mark Terman, were present to honor Noam at the Eagle Court House of Honor. (Photo: Courtesy Barry Buschow).

The Falls Church Scout Building Association’s (FCSBA) Board of Directors was honored to host the Eagle Court of Honor for Noam Gregory Sasner Terman on April 17 at the Scout House on South Spring Street in Falls Church.
In attendance were Terman’s grandfather, Ric Terman, himself a 1940 Eagle Scout and past Board member of the FCSBA. Noam’s father, Mark Terman, also an Eagle Scout, received his Eagle award at the Scout House in 1973. Also in attendance was Noam’s uncle, Chris Terman, who was also a scout from the Scout House.

Book Sale Benefits George Mason Regional Library

The Friends of George Mason Regional Public Library (7001 Little River Turnpike, Annandale) are kicking off a used book sale Thursday, April 29 from 5 – 9 p.m. to raise funds for the Fairfax County Public Library System. Used, rare and collectable books will be available to purchase.
The book sale continues through Sunday, May 2. There is no admission fee. Additional times are as follows: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Friday, April 30. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturday, May 1 and noon – 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 2. For more information, call 703-642-9487.

 

Training Program Aids Cancer-Surviving Runners

A 16-week Runners Training Program, beginning on Saturday, May 15 in Arlington, is offering cancer survivors the opportunity for free participation in a unique conditioning program to help participants successfully complete a half marathon (13.1 miles).
Craig Mastrangelo founded the Friends & Fitness Half Marathon Training Program in 1996 in an effort to help others get in shape and achieve the goal of running/walking 13.1 miles.
This program, open to all fitness levels, provides weekday group track and hill workouts, strength and core training, a weekend long run as well as guest speaker seminars on topics such as injury prevention and proper hydration.  
Friends & Fitness invites cancer survivors to join the program for free, and non-cancer survivors are encouraged to join for a fee. Complete information on the program can be obtained at www.friendsandfitness.com, or by contacting Program Founder Craig Mastrangelo at craig@neighborhoodhome.com.

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Fall Properties, located at 212-A N. West Street in Falls Church, held its grand opening open house last Friday. Realtor Laura Fall (right) relocated the business to Falls Church from North Arlington. (Photo: Courtesy Mary Fletcher Jones)
Nominations Sought for ‘Garden of the Year’ Award

The Rock Spring Garden Club announced this week it will be offering its first Annual Garden of the Year Award. Any garden in Arlington is eligible for the award. Entries will be judged by qualified judges and the winner will be announced in June.
The deadline for applications is May 31. Applications are available by contacting the club at rockspringgardenclub@gmail.com.

WCC Spring Fest Kicks Off Saturday

The World Children’s Choir (WCC) Spring Fest will take place Saturday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Christ Grossman United Methodist Church (384 N. Washington St., Falls Church).
The event, free and open to the public, includes music by the WCC (African drumming, dancing and singing) and a 40-family garage sale. Proceeds benefit the WCC Scholarship Program for students from families that are financially disadvantaged. For more information, call 703-883-0920.

 

 


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