Articles by: Edwin Henderson

Guest Commentary: Charlottesville: Struggle for the Soul of America

August 17, 2017 9:29 AM0 comments

What we saw this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, was a despicable spectacle of racial bigotry and hatred in full display, for the world to see. Recognizing that four statues in Charlottesville celebrated the racism, xenophobia and a time when slavery of African Americans was acceptable, the City decided to […]

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Guest Commentary: Why We March: To Remember & Move Forward

January 13, 2017 10:23 AM0 comments

By Edwin Henderson The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Located in the City of Falls Church, the Foundation was created to preserve the rich cultural heritage of pioneering African Americans who fought racial segregation and established the nation’s first rural branch of the National Association for […]

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Longtime F.C. Resident Vesta Stevens Downer Dies at 92

December 14, 2016 10:48 AM0 comments

Vesta Stevens Downer, 92, a longtime resident of the city of Falls Church, died at home of natural causes on November 22, 2016, with family by her side. Born in Chester, Nova Scotia, when her father brought her pregnant mother from Connecticut to visit the place of his birth, she […]

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F.C.’s Tim Winters Named Student-Athlete of the Week

October 19, 2016 12:00 PM0 comments

Timothy Winters, a Falls Church native and 2016 graduate of George Mason High School, has been named student-athlete of the week at Worchester Polytechnic Institute where he is on the men’s rowing Novice Eight team for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 16. Freshmen Mark Borghesani, Andrew Johnston, Marc Reardon, Ben […]

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‘Plants 4 Life’ Event Slated for Sept. 29 at F.C. Library

September 19, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

Mary Riley Styles Public Library at 120 N. Virginia Avenue is hosting an event called Plants 4 Life: Nutrition and Healthier Living on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7 – 9 p.m. At the free class, registered nurse Margaretha Backers will teach about how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into […]

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Guest Commentary: An African American History Month Celebration

February 11, 2016 1:10 PM0 comments

Over the last two decades Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation has become synonymous with African American history celebrations. To fulfill our mission of preserving and sharing African American history our organization hosts unique “edutaining” (entertaining and educational) events. This year the foundation will celebrate African American History Month with “Harlem Renaissance […]

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Santa to Visit James Lee Community Center

December 14, 2015 11:09 AM0 comments

James Lee Community Center will be holding its annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the community center, located at 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The event is co-sponsored by the James Lee CC Advisory Council and the King Tyre Lodge. Breakfast at […]

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2 Falls Church Residents Serve in Americorps

November 18, 2015 10:00 AM0 comments

Falls Church residents Greta Schaaf and Melissa Wilson recently began 10-month terms of service in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. Schaaf will be based out of Sacramento and Wilson will be based out of Denver. Schaaf, a graduate of George C. Marshall High School, and Wilson, a graduate of […]

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Guest Commentary: Tinner Hill Festival: A Falls Church Tradition

June 11, 2015 11:33 AM0 comments

Falls Church, one of the oldest municipalities in the state of Virginia, has many traditions that we celebrate and participate in every year. We have the Farmers Market, the Fall Festival, the Taste of Falls Church, the Village ”Attic Treasure Sale”, the City’s Memorial Day Parade, the Fourth of July […]

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Guest Commentary: A Centennial Celebration of Tinner Hill

December 4, 2014 11:28 AM0 comments

I feel blessed to live in a municipality like Falls Church – a small progressive community where knowing your neighbors and interacting with those who make decisions regarding its governance is possible. Living close to our nation’s capital gives us the opportunity to enjoy big city culture and free national […]

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