Articles by: Drew Costley

Fairfax Co. School Board Approves Stuart HS Renaming Working Group

July 29, 2016 1:56 PM0 comments

The Fairfax County School Board voted by a 10-2 margin in favor of creating a working group that consider renaming J.E.B. Stuart High School at the board’s regular meeting on Thursday, July 28.

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Voter Registration Drive for Former Felons Organized

July 21, 2016 10:45 AM0 comments

In the wake of Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe’s executive order restoring voting rights to former felons, the Arlington chapter of League of Women Voters and the Northern Virginia chapter of the National Association of Blacks in Criminal Justice are teaming for a voter registration drive for former felons on Saturday, […]

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Press Pass: Jack & Amanda Palmer

July 14, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Singer-songwriter Amanda Palmer and her father Jack Palmer, a semi-professional choral singer in the Washington, D.C. area, have spent more than a year working on an album called You Got Me Singing, which is set to be released on Friday, July 15. And a day after the album, a collection […]

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Local Resident Pushes for F.C. Day Labor Center

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Falls Church resident Greg Cox has proposed a center for day laborers who congregate on the 1100 block of W. Broad Street in between the Staples and U-Haul that are on opposite sides of the street. Cox said that he has observed as many as 14 or 15 day laborers […]

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American Legion Post 130 Hosts 6th Annual Axe Throwing Contest

July 8, 2016 3:19 PM0 comments

A bunch of axes flying through the air at a contest named for a woman acquitted for the murder of her father and stepmother over 100 years ago? It may sound dangerous, but it’s actually a contest that’s been happening in Falls Church since 2011. Well, it still could be […]

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Sawatdee’s Laid Back Thai Eatery is Tops in Courthouse

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Sawatdee is barely visible from Clarendon Boulevard, where it resides, but it is one of the best restaurants in the Courthouse neighborhood where it’s located. Although the storefront isn’t much to look at, which is a result of it being in the gray strip mall-esque shopping center that also houses […]

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Press Pass: Toronzo Cannon

July 7, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Blues guitarist Toronzo Cannon’s life has changed a lot in the year that’s passed since he announced he was signing to Alligator Records and proceeded to steal the show at the Chicago Blues Festival in June 2015. With his show-stealing performance, Cannon won the praise of local media and has […]

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Press Pass: Roosevelt Dime

July 1, 2016 12:24 PM0 comments

Americana Rhythm & Blues band Roosevelt Dime just wants you to put on your red shoes (or otherwise fancy shoes) and “hide away” your blues, as they profess in their new single “Red Shoes,” the title track of their new EP that’s due out on Tuesday, July 5. The song, […]

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F.C. Native Wins Pulitzer Prize with Washington Post

June 23, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Long before she was a key part of the Washington Post team that won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, Falls Church native and George Mason High School class of 2006 alum Jennifer Jenkins started her journalism career at 1430 S. West Street, where she created an email newsletter […]

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Press Pass: Boy & Bear

June 10, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Drummer Tim Hart of the indie rock-folk band Boy & Bear said that the group’s fans kept coming up to them at shows and saying how they really loved hearing them live, sometimes better than their albums. That led the group to attempt to achieve a live sound on their […]

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