Articles by: Drew Costley

Snyder Family Seeks Columbia Baptist Land for House Project Church Land to Build House

December 2, 2016 4:15 PM0 comments

Over the last several months, Columbia Baptist Church and Edie and Sarah Snyder, the wife and daughter of longtime Falls Church City Council member Dave Snyder, respectively, have been trying to get approval from the City for a project that would allow the Snyders to build a new house for […]

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Press Pass: Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

December 1, 2016 12:04 PM0 comments

The swing revival band Big Bad Voodoo Daddy have been playing holiday shows for at least a decade now. The group has released three albums of Christmas originals and covers – Whatchu’ Want for Christmas in 1997, Everything You Want for Christmas in 2004 and It Feels Like Christmas Time […]

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Press Pass: Chely Wright

November 24, 2016 1:07 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Chely Wright said that if her last two albums The Metropolitan Hotel and Lifted Off the Ground were taking a few steps in the direction of Americana music, that her latest album, I Am the Rain, which was released in September, is a “marathon sprint” in that direction. “I […]

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Homestretch Gets ‘Local Love’ Renovation from Amazon

November 17, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

Homestretch, a Falls Church-based nonprofit that attempts to address and reverse the root causes of homelessness, received something of a makeover in late October as part of a new program that the e-commerce and cloud computing company Amazon recently started called Local Love. More than 75 volunteers who work with […]

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Press Pass: Big Head Blues Club

November 11, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

Big Head Blues Club, the spin-off blues project of Big Head Todd and the Monsters, recently released Way Down Inside, the second edition of its series of albums paying tribute to blues music and musicians. The first album by Big Head Blues Club was the 2011 record 100 Years of […]

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Press Pass: Joshua Radin

November 4, 2016 2:28 PM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Joshua Radin, who just started a tour of the U.S. and Europe in Vermont on Tuesday, Nov. 1, said that he likes to create an intimate atmosphere at his shows. He said that in preparation for his tours he sits on his couch and plays his songs over and […]

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Rolls By U Brings Sushi Burritos to Northern Virginia

12:17 PM0 comments

Before the past couple of years, the sushi burrito was hard, if not impossible, to find in the Washington, D.C region. But the West Coast creation can now be found at several spots in the area, including in the Arlington neighborhood between Rosslyn and Courthouse. Rolls By U opened in […]

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Gasoline Truck Accident Causes Spill in Falls Church

November 3, 2016 2:28 PM0 comments

A gasoline truck crashed on the 1200 block of W. Broad Street in Falls Church at around 12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 3, resulting in a gasoline spill that is still being cleaned up by the hazmat team of the Falls Church Volunteer Fire Department.

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Press Pass: HalfNoise

October 28, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Zac Farro, the ex-Paramore drummer and creator of the indie rock musical project HalfNoise, recently returned from Los Angeles to his home base in Nashville, where he is gearing up for a month-long tour, when he spoke to the News-Press. “I just got back from L.A. last Wednesday, so having […]

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Mason’s Matt Hills Helps Keep Mustangs ‘Well-Balanced’

October 27, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

On an early release Wednesday at George Mason High School, the school’s main gym was raucous with the school’s seniors and juniors competing in a volleyball game during the school’s Spirit Week ahead of its homecoming game and dance. As Mustangs, some of whom play on the school’s dominant varsity […]

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