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Local Post-Grads Awarded New Academic Distinctions

May 4, 2018 2:11 PM0 comments

Two local siblings have just finished significant milestones in their post graduate careers. In December 2017, Seth Ensign, George Mason class of 2008, was awarded his PhD in Chemistry from University of Illinois. He is currently in a post-doc position at Goodyear in Akron, Ohio. In April 2018, Aleeya Ensign, […]

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Longfellow Orchestra Invited to Prestigious Show

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The Longfellow Middle Chamber Orchestra has been selected to perform at the 72nd annual Midwest Clinic International Band, Orchestra, and Music Conference in December. This is the first time the Longfellow orchestra program has been recognized internationally. Out of 225 applications for the year 2018, only three middle school string […]

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McLean Governing Board Election Slated for May 19

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On Saturday, May 19, the McLean Community Center’s (MCC) annual Governing Board elections will take place on McLean Day 2018. Residents of Dranesville Small District 1A can cast their votes from 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Lewinsville Park (1659 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean). The board sets policy and provides […]

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TJ’s TOPS Program Concludes Another Successful Year

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The Tigers OPeration Success (TOPS) program ended in a celebration last week. Over 60 students in the LIEP Program at Thomas Jefferson Elementary attended along with their parents. The students received a certificate and a stuffed Tiger for successful completion of the program. TOPS runs from January – April. Students […]

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Boesen Placed on Dean’s List For Robotics Competition

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Congratulations go to Erik Boesen for winning the Dean’s List award at the FIRST Robotics World Championship tournament last weekend in Detroit, Michigan. Boesen was one of five winners receiving this recognition from all the students who were nominated from around the world. The George Mason High School team represented […]

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Local Resident Joins American Angus Assoc.

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Quinn Alice Dawes of Falls Church is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by […]

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Falls Church Physical Trainer Thomas Abbey Dies

May 3, 2018 4:53 PM0 comments

Thomas Abbey, a popular young physical trainer in Falls Church for well over a decade, died early Tuesday following a lengthy illness, his wife has reported online. Abbey was diagnosed with a brain tumor in the fall of 2016. He began working in Falls Church at Vantage Fitness and then he and […]

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F.C. Makes Its Presence Felt at Correspondents Dinner

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FALLS CHURCH REPRESENTED at the White House Correspondents’ Association annual dinner last weekend, with (left to right) Jeff Weaver, owner of Victory Comics and Bernie Sanders for President campaign manager in 2016, News-Press owner Nicholas Benton and News-Press Managing Editor Jody Fellows.

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Spring Celebration & Plant Sale Set for Sunday

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On Sunday, May 6 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., the Glencarlyn Branch Library Community Garden, (300 S. Kensington St., Arlington) will be hosting its Spring Celebration and Plant Sale. The event will feature a wide range of plants cultivated at the garden, as well as native plants from Hill […]

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Model UN Team Ends Year With Strong Final Conference

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The Mary Ellen Henderson MIddle School and George Mason High School Model UN teams participated in their last conference of the season with their group of delegates competing in nine different committees. They were debating issues ranging from drug trafficking in the Central American Parliament (PARLACEN) to disease and food […]

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