Articles by: Drew Costley

Press Pass: Peter Bjorn and John

September 22, 2016 10:00 AM0 comments

Peter Bjorn and John released Breakin’ Point, their first album in five years, in June and Peter Morén, a guitarist and vocalist in the group, said that the group can feel that they’ve been away for a long time. “You know, you don’t think about it when you’re a grown […]

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Beyer, Connolly Demand Release of F.C. Woman Imprisoned in Egypt

September 19, 2016 4:53 PM0 comments

U.S. Representatives Don Beyer and Gerry Connolly are demanding the release of Falls Church native Aya Hijazi, who the representatives say has been falsely imprisoned without trial in Egypt for over two years.

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Cafe Kindred Wins Taste of Falls Church Competition at 41st Fall Festival

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Relatively new eatery and coffee shop Cafe Kindred won the Taste of Falls Church competition on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the City’s 41st Taste of Falls Church and Falls Festival, which was held on the grounds of the Falls Church Community Center, City Hall and Cherry Hill Park. Thousands of […]

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Press Pass: The Dhol Foundation

September 16, 2016 11:30 AM0 comments

The Dhol Foundation founder Johnny Kalsi takes journeys between making albums and records his stories from those journeys in the form of audio anecdotes. The Dhol Foundation, a ten-piece multi-instrumental collective hailing from England, mixes the thunderous beats of the dhol drum, a double-sided drum that originates from 15th century […]

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Mooncakes Fly Off Shelves Ahead Of Mid-Autumn Moon Festival

September 15, 2016 9:45 AM0 comments

Falls Church’s Eden Center is gearing up for the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, Tet Trung Thu, with a celebration set for this Saturday at the shopping center. While the holiday is technically held today (the 15th day of the eighth month in the Han calander), several bakeries and delis in the […]

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F.C. Has 2nd Most Expensive Homes Per Square Foot

September 9, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Falls Church is second in the region in terms of the median sales price of homes per square foot, with the median sales price of $417 per square foot, according to statistics published in August by RealEstate Business Intelligence. Arlington has the highest median sales price of homes per square […]

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Press Pass: Highasakite

September 8, 2016 10:30 AM0 comments

The Norwegian indie rock-pop band Highasakite has been experiencing an increase in profile over the last two years since the release of their debut LP Silent Treatment. That album debuted at the number one on the Top 40 in Norway, spent more than two years on that chart and earned […]

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F.C. Mayor Tarter Upbeat About Future in ‘State of City’ Interview

September 1, 2016 1:51 PM0 comments

A little over eight months after the start of his second term on the City Council and as Falls Church City’s Mayor, David Tarter sat down with the News-Press for its annual State of the City interview.

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F.C. Schools Begin Year with New School Bus Technology

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The Falls Church City Public Schools system has new technology rolling out with its school buses on Tuesday, Sept. 6 when students return to class. The new tech is a software system called Predictable Ryde that allows the school system to track its buses and, through a mobile tracking app, […]

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Press Pass: LAYNE

August 31, 2016 5:29 PM0 comments

Layne Putnam, the lead singer and guitarist of the indie pop-rock duo LAYNE, and her musical partner Alex Rosca created an entire world to live inside while making their new album, The Black Hills, which was released on Friday, Aug. 26. The world, called “The In Between,” while obviously fictional, […]

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