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City of F.C. Urges Residents to Keep Cool During the Weekend, Summer

July 22, 2016 5:01 PM0 comments

In anticipation of record-breaking heat this weekend, the City of Falls Church issued a statement Friday reminding residents that the F.C. Community Center and Mary Riley Styles Library are both air conditioned and will be open to residents. The community center will be open from 8:30 a.m. – 11 p.m. […]

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Letters to the Editor: Beyer’s Business Not Necessarily More Virtuous

July 21, 2016 1:29 PM0 comments

Letters to the Editor: July 21 – 27, 2016   Beyer’s Business Not Necessarily More Virtuous Editor, Don Beyer’s family business may not be the best to contrast to Donald Trump’s if he’s trying to paint himself as more virtuous. Beyer states that he’s proud of his family’s auto business and […]

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Press Pass: Concerts in the Park

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by Grace Hodgman The 24th annual Summer Concerts in the Park series, produced by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society, is a series of performances with bands and musicians somehow affiliated to Falls Church. The concerts occur each Thursday until August 4 in Cherry Hill Park at 312 Park Avenue. […]

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Guest Commentary: The Importance of Early Childhood Education

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When the children at the Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center heard that an important person was coming to visit Tuesday morning, they were excited and full of questions. What does Congressman Beyer do? Will he play with us or have a snack? I explained that he was part of the government […]

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Roosevelt Pavement Work Begins

July 20, 2016 7:44 PM0 comments

The pavement reconstruction project on Roosevelt Blvd. in the City of Falls Church started Wednesday, according to a statement from the City. One lane will remain open in each direction through the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed by August 12, subject to change. The project […]

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W. Broad Harris Teeter Opens July 27

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Harris Teeter announced this week that its West Broad location will open to the public on Wednesday, July 27 at an 8 a.m. grand opening ribbon cutting ceremony and in-store sampling. Harris Teeter officials noted that as in each of its stores, this new one will strive to offer customers […]

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Young Group Buys 1.3-Acre Railroad Avenue Site

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The Young Group closed this week on the purchase of three subdivided lots at 1006 Railroad Avenue that have been underutilized and in disrepair for years. The purchase price was over $1 million. Young will pursue a classic cottage colony as they first appeared in Southern California in 1909. The […]

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Simon: Kaine a ‘60-40’ Favorite for VP Pick

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Del. Marcus Simon told the F.C. Chamber Tuesday that Virginia U.S. Senator Tim Kaine is a “60-40 favorite” among Democratic party insiders to be chosen to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate in this year’s presidential election. One advantage to the choice of Kaine is that if he were elected, the […]

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Editorial: In Memory of John Deckenback

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American and global culture lost a compassionate and moral giant Tuesday with the untimely passing of the Rev. John Deckenback, the Central Atlantic Conference minister of the most progressive among Protestant denominations, the United Church of Christ. Deckenback, as we are sure he would have preferred, “died with his boots […]

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F.C. Residents Produce Award-Winning Sci-Fi Action Film

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Falls Church resident Mark Byrne produced, wrote and directed the film “Subconscious Reality,” which recently won 2nd place in the Sci-Fi Feature Category at the 2016 Indie Gather International Film Festival. His wife, Donna Byrne, acted in the film, as well as Mark, Jim Lynch, Shaun van Steyn, Manuela Costecu-Maier, […]

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