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Ellis & Donovan Set for Reign as King & Queen

May 27, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

by Matt Delaney The 16th annual Mr. and Mrs. Mason pageant/competition has come and gone with this year’s winners being an outgoing pair of seniors, Mary Catherine Donovan and Zach Ellis. Mr. and Mrs. Mason contestants are judged in four different categories: a prepared bio followed by the talent portion, […]

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Guest Commentary: Barbara Johns – Honoring a Young Virginia Hero

May 26, 2016 1:25 PM0 comments

By Ken Longmeyer Led by several students at J.E.B. Stuart High School, “Students for Change,” a consensus is developing in our community that J.E.B. Stuart was not and is not an appropriate name for a school. Many residents of the Stuart Community feel that the Fairfax County School Board should […]

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Letters to the Editor: More Residential Density Is Bad for Falls Church

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Letters to the Editor: May 26 – June 1, 2016   More Residential Density Is Bad for Falls Church Editor, First, we had Ms. Twiford’s Falls Church News-Press guest commentary several weeks ago arguing for greater residential density in the City, and now we have the Planning Commission approving the largest single […]

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Press Pass: Tweet

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by Alana Noelle Black For her latest album Charlene, R&B singer Tweet decided she would not follow a specific blueprint for how it would sound. It was a risky choice for an artist who ostensibly knew a thing or two about hit records – her 2002 debut Southern Hummingbird reached […]

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Reception for New TJ Principal June 8

May 25, 2016 8:25 PM0 comments

Paul Swanson, an elementary principal in Indiana, has accepted the position as new principal of Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. The Thomas Jefferson Selection Committee is hosting a welcome reception for the community on Wednesday, June 8, at 6:30 p.m. in the Thomas Jefferson cafeteria. “Mr. Swanson’s strong belief that education […]

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George Mason Principal Search Underway

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The search for George Mason High School’s 15th principal will follow the same, inclusive process that has been utilized for many years involving teachers, administrators and PTSA leadership serving on a selection panel, the schools announced this week. The first step is a survey of the George Mason and Falls […]

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Reception for 11 Departing School Employees Set

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The Falls Church School System is bidding farewell to 11 long-time employees at the end of this school year. A reception to honor them will be held Monday, June 13,at 4:30 p.m. at the Henderson Middle School cafetorium. Those departing are: Kathi Bakin, reading specialist, Mt. Daniel; Judy Bracken, college […]

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Moira Eisele Dies at 77

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Moira Conway Eisele, 77, longtine resident of Falls Church, died Thursday, May 19, of heart failure after a long illness, at the Virginia Hospital Center, with her husband Albert and two daughters, Catherine (Kitty) Eisele, and Anne Eisele Seitz, at her side. Moira was born on Jan. 29, 1939 in […]

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Editorial: Get Going on Mt. Daniel Plan B

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They say the only way to effectively negotiate for something is to actually internalize your willingness to walk away. That may be the only thing that will bring the Fairfax County’s Planning Commission to its senses to OK the renovation and expansion of Falls Church’s Mt. Daniel Elementary School campus […]

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Crime Report: 4 Marijuana Arrests, 5 Cars Egged in Falls Church

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There were multiple arrests for marijuana possession in the City of Falls Church last week, according to the latest F.C. crime report. Three separate incidents resulted in the arrest of four people; a man and a woman were arrested on Poplar Dr., a man was arrested on S. West St. […]

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