Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: The Michael Clem Band

January 5, 2017 2:23 PM0 comments

Michael Clem of The Michael Clem Band moved away from Northern Virginia nearly a decade ago, but he hasn’t been a stranger to the region since relocating to Charlottesville in 2008. And he will be coming back to his old hometown on Saturday, Jan. 7 for a special birthday show […]

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Press Pass: Conduit

December 29, 2016 2:15 PM0 comments

There is a prolific improvisational band in Falls Church, though they are largely unknown. The band’s name is Conduit and they have produced 56 CDs in the last 12 years and have a 57th on the horizon. Since the group is improvisational, every CD is distinct from all of the […]

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FCPS Now Seeking Volunteers for Stuart Renaming Working Group

December 22, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

The ongoing debate about whether or not to change the name of J.E.B. Stuart High School is moving forward, albeit slower than expected. Fairfax County Public Schools’ interim division superintendent Steve Lockard sent out a letter on Wednesday, Dec. 7 saying that the school division is accepting nominations for the […]

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Weekend Fire Destroys Home On Timber Lane in Falls Church

December 21, 2016 7:35 PM0 comments

UPDATE at 1:56 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 23: The original report has been updated to include links to pages where community members can donate to the Goodwin family. Those links can be found at the bottom of this report. A house fire in the City of Falls Church last Saturday […]

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Press Pass: NRBQ

December 20, 2016 2:14 PM0 comments

NRBQ, the rock band that’s celebrating 50 years since its founding in 1966, is known for its tendency to include antics in its already rollicking stage show. Some of the highlights include performing in their pajamas and exploding Cabbage Patch Dolls on stage. Terry Adams, the founder of the group, […]

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An Uptick of Youth Marks 27th News-Press Holiday Bash

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The 27th Annual Falls Church News-Press Holiday Party was held on Thursday, Dec. 15 at the Center for Spiritual Enlightenment. Students from George Mason High School’s band program played tradition seasonal hits while the extended News-Press family, public servants, residents and members of the business community chowed down on salad, […]

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Economy Party Supplies Prepares to Close After 28 Years

December 15, 2016 4:20 PM0 comments

A customer was checking out at Economy Party Supplies and Costumes when she saw the store’s owner, Diane Lahey, walk up to the counter area. “I’m sorry to see the store go,” she said to Lahey. “It is one of my favorite stores in town.” Lahey thanked the lady for […]

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Press Pass: Thievery Corporation

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Frederick, Md. native Rob Garza, who founded Thievery Corporation with Eric Hilton in Washington, D.C. in 1995, moved to the Bay Area several years ago. He said that when he comes back to the Washington, D.C. area, he doesn’t recognize it much anymore because of how much the city has […]

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F.C. Police Grow It Out With Beards for Buddy

December 14, 2016 6:46 PM0 comments

If you saw City of Falls Church police officers with beards during the month of November, know that they were breaking the rules for good reason. Officers with the department took the popular Movember Movement – growing out their beards for the month to raise awareness for men’s health – […]

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Press Pass: John Gorka

December 8, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

58-year-old folk musician John Gorka offered music fans a chance to step inside a time machine with his latest release, Before Beginning: The Unreleased I Know – Nashville, 1985. The album, which was released in July 2016 with Red House Records, consists of recordings from when Gorka was 25 years […]

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