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George Mason Boys Soccer Defeats Crosstown Rival Falls Church HS

April 29, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

by Matt Delaney Three road games in a week led to three more wins for George Mason’s varsity boys soccer team who fattened their perfect 10-0 record to the tune of a 10-0 final over Warren County High School, a 2-1 decision against crosstown rival Falls Church High School and […]

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J. Cortland G. Peret, Falls Church Resident for 53 Years, Dies at 96

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John Cortland Gifford Peret, born on November 24, 1919 in Oregon, Miss. to Rua (Gifford) and John Peret, died on March 29. He grew up in a small town in a farming community where values of family, education, duty and service were paramount. Cortland entered the University of Missouri where […]

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Mason Girls Soccer Avenges Warren Co. Tie With 5-0 Defeat

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by Matt Delaney A declarative 5-0 victory over Warren County High School on Tuesday, coupled with a 6-1 victory over Clark County High School last Friday, extends George Mason’s varsity girls soccer team win streak to seven games and boosts their record to 8-1-1. The 3-3 tie with Warren County […]

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Mustang Girls Lacrosse Team Beats Loudoun Valley HS 19-9

April 28, 2016 4:05 PM0 comments

by Jeffrey Wojtala – Special to the News-Press George Mason High School’s girls varsity lacrosse team defended their home field in a 19-9 defeat of Loudoun Valley High School on Thursday, April 21. Coach Courtney Gibbons shook up her starting lineup against the Vikings, but still had her stalwart regulars […]

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Guest Commentary: Cottage Housing in the Falls Church Community

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By Theresa Sullivan Twiford Falls Church is among the most desirable communities in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. With our small size and highly educated and involved citizenry, we are in a position to lead the region with progressive housing options, make our city’s tax base more diverse and add […]

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All-Night Grad Celebration Fundraising Underway

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Fundraising efforts for George Mason High School’s All-Night Graduation Celebration are underway, with the annual Byrd Feeder event taking place on Saturday, April 23 at Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. The All-Night Graduation Celebration is held at Mason on the night following the school’s graduation cermonies in order to ensure […]

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Letters to the Editor: Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford

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Letters to the Editor: April 28 – May 4, 2016   Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford Editor, With my family, I have lived in the city since 1988. Each of my three children began school at, attended each level of, and graduated from Falls Church public schools. […]

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Mustangs Build Hydroponic, Aquaculture Systems

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A group of students at George Mason High School, under the direction of two Mason science teachers Jamie Lahy and Peter Mecca and Falls Church City Public Schools Food Services director Richard Kane, have created an aquaculture and a hydroponic system with the aim of providing food for the school’s lunches. […]

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NoVa Transportation Authority Launches New Outreach Effort

April 27, 2016 5:57 PM0 comments

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is launching a widespread effort this spring to find out specifically what Northern Virginians want in their future transportation network. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, or NVTA, project team will appear at a wide variety of public places, going where large numbers of the public […]

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F.C. School Board Dissolves Special Ed Committee

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Following a previous meeting when they’d decided to take no action, the Falls Church School Board Tuesday night voted unanimously to disband its Special Education Advisory Committee which had been embroiled in almost a full year of acrimony. The committee was to have one final meeting of the year next […]

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