Articles by: Orrin Konheim

Sellers Market Still Holds in Area

January 18, 2019 12:00 PM0 comments

The Northern Virginia market and, particularly, Falls Church, continue to remain among the stablest and most healthy markets in the region heading into 2019. The 2018 data released by the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors shows that the area continues to be a sellers’ market with a tightening up of […]

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Providence Players’ ‘A Christmas Carol’ Puts New Twist on Famous Play

December 13, 2018 5:28 PM0 comments

For its holiday-themed play of the season, the Providence Players of Fairfax chose an extremely ambitious adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” by Rob Zapple that’s set in Missouri during the Great Depression. The classic Dickens iteration follows a miserly businessman in 18th-Century London, Ebenezer Scrooge (played here by […]

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Generationally Beloved F.C. Scout House Turns 80 Next Year

November 19, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

Two blocks southwest of Broad Street in Falls Church, youth groups of all ages can find themselves transported back in time to the scout house. The rustic log cabin was built in 1939 which means that the Scout House will mark its 80th Anniversary next year. The cabin’s construction was […]

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Awarded Journalist and Film Consultant Talks Role in Rob Reiner Production

November 16, 2018 6:00 PM0 comments

As someone who has spent a storied journalism career capturing other people’s stories, John Walcott never envisioned himself being the center of attention. For this reason, it was pretty surprising when he got a call a couple years ago about a movie in development that was partially based on his […]

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Comedy-Horror Film by Mason Alum Debuts Just in Time for Halloween

October 18, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Filmmaker Anne Welles traces the moment she fell out of love with show business to a botched middle school audition. She thanks the film “Jerry Maguire” for restoring her faith in what is now her life’s work. The George Mason High School class of ’83 alumnus tried out for a […]

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‘Lovers and Executioners’ is Opening Act of New Providence Players Season

October 12, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Providence Players of Fairfax opens their 2018-2019 season continuing a tradition of eclectic programming capable of showcasing acting talent with “Lovers and Executioners.” The tragi-comedy by John Strand made its debut 20 years ago in 1998 at Washington D.C.’s arena stage and has gained national acclaim since. Adapted from a […]

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Bawadi Replaces Sunflower Amid Patron Turmoil

September 13, 2018 1:00 PM0 comments

At the intersection of Seven Corners lies a restaurant where an intersection of a different sort has been occurring this summer between two passionate customer bases. Khalid Mekki moved his restaurant, Bawadi Mediterranean Grill and Sweets Cafe, from its Bailey’s Crossroads location to Seven Corners on July 21. He took […]

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Pan-Mass Challenge Holds Meaning for Local Riders

August 3, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

John Marshall knew his mother biked unimaginable distances before he was born, but when he decided to join her annual 192-mile cycling challenge, he didn’t anticipate it being so intense or exhausting. “So you wake up at ridiculous times in the morning and there are hundreds of bikers you see […]

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J.E.B. Stuart Rowing Team Reunites for 50th Anniversary of World Championship

July 6, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

Dave Foulis and his friends of five decades look back at their world championship crew team as a group of rebels. “When we were rowing, we were not a recognized club; we were renegades,” Foulis said. “We had never won a varsity race before the season, we didn’t know how […]

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Audacious Aleworks Welcomed Into F.C.’s Brewery Scene

June 21, 2018 10:30 AM0 comments

Though Audacious Aleworks had their ribbon opening ceremony earlier this month, co-owner Brian Reinoehl won’t pinpoint that as the opening date of Falls Church’s new microbrewery. “We’ve been open for a couple months and because we have a number of beers, we’re still bringing in and expanding our space, we […]

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