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Smoking Materials Cause Accidental House Fire in Pimmit Hills

April 19, 2018 3:16 PM0 comments

A fire was started by improper disposal of smoking materials in the Pimmit Hills neighborhood around 1:30 a.m. on April 14. Units from Fairfax County Fire and Rescue and the Arlington County Fire Department were then dispatched to the 1700 block of Pimmit Drive, in the Pimmit Hills section of […]

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Jefferson Students Stand Out In WordMasters Challenger

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Two teams representing Thomas Jefferson Elementary achieved Highest Honors in the recent WordMasters Challenge which is an annual, national vocabulary competition involving nearly 150,000 students. The third-grade team scored an impressive 172 points out of a possible 190 in the second of three meets this year, placing 10th in the […]

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Falls Church Woman Dies in 2-Vehicle Crash Early Thursday Morning

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Lesley R. Coronado, a 26-year-old Falls Church resident, died around 4 a.m. Thursday morning when her vehicle was rear-ended while traveling west on Interstate 66, police reported today. Virginia State Police say Coronado was driving her 2012 Honda Civic by exit 57 on I-66 early on April 19 when a 2015 […]

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Local Realtor Becomes Certified Auctioneer

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McLean-based auctioneer Anne Nouri, of Prime Auction Solutions, recently completed her training at the prestigious Certified Auctioneers Institute (CAI). CAI is the industry’s premier training program developed by the National Auctioneers Association (NAA) for auction professionals. Nouri joins an exclusive group as there are approximately only 120 women with current […]

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CEO to Speak at April’s Last Rotary Club Meeting

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Carla Fleming, CEO of Pivoting Strategies, will present a talk entitled, “What Do You Know About your Customer?” at tonight’s Falls Church Rotary Club’s dinner meeting at the Harvest Moon Restaurant (7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church) at 6:30 p.m. Dinner costs $15 and visitors are welcome. The Rotary Club of […]

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Upcoming Jazz Festival Features Local Talent

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Terry Lee Ryan, a New Orleans native turned Northern Virginia resident, is celebrating Jazz Appreciation Month with a four-day jazz fest. The dates and artists performing at each location are as follows: Monday, April 23 — Dotty Westgate, Joe Tippett, Louise Brown. Arlington-Fairfax Elks Lodge. (8421 Arlington Blvd., Fairfax). $10 […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. ‘Elites’ Should Be Held Fully Accountable

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Letters to the Editor: April 19 – 25, 2018   F.C. ‘Elites’ Should Be Held Fully Accountable Editor, According to teachers’ salary research in this area Falls Church is no lower than fifth highest average teacher salary and in other records second highest! There are various variables in all systems […]

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Editorial: Our Teachers Deserve 3 Percent

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It is slightly less than amazing that in the year when the City of Falls Church is embarking on the most intensive infrastructure development efforts in its history — with a new high school and renovated City Hall and public library projects all at once — the tax implications of […]

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F.C. 3rd Quarter Update Shows $300k Surplus

April 18, 2018 8:12 PM0 comments

There is a net savings of roughly $300,000 in the current Fiscal Year 2018 City of Falls Church budget resulting from “better than targeted revenues and underspending in department expenditures compared to the budget,” the Falls Church City Council learned from Chief Financial Officer Kiran Bawa in her third quarter […]

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Expanded Tax Relief Program Mulled by F.C. Council

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With 54 of the 4,592 residential parcels in the City of Falls Church currently receiving some form of tax relief for the elderly and disabled, a 1.2 percent number compared to 1.4 percent for Arlington and 2 percent for Fairfax County, the F.C. Council is mulling options for increasing its […]

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