Articles by: Orrin Konheim

Falls Church Bus Driver Provides Input for Newly Published Children’s Novel

November 10, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

Charmaine Barr was a housewife with three kids when she decided to be a school bus driver. What she didn’t know was that she’d do it for 25 years and later serve as inspiration for a children’s book. Barr, a driver with Falls Church City Public Schools, was one of […]

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Creative Cauldron’s ‘The Mistress Cycle’ Tells Intricate Tale to Start New Season

October 13, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

The inaugural production of the Falls Church theater group Creative Cauldron’s 2017-18 season is the Washington D.C.-area debut of the musical “The Mistress Cycle,” the story of four diverse historical figures linked by a commonality – they were all mistresses – and a woman in the present who relies on […]

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Citizens’ Bridge Commemorates 25th Anniversary Reflecting on the Trial, Error & Acclaim of Homegrown Advocacy

October 6, 2017 9:20 AM0 comments

Falls Church’s Citizen’s Bridge might be easy to take for granted to motorists down below and trail users walking on it but for Falls Church resident Craig Day, who spearheaded the proposal, it’s a different story.

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Possible Termination of DACA Amnesty Program Causes Community to Rally, Reorganize for Rights of DREAMers

September 15, 2017 12:00 PM0 comments

In the basement of the Winter Hill apartments, a Court Appointed Special Advocacy de Virginia staff member calls out of the audience 30-year-old Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipient Ermanda Dean and asks her to engage in a mock verbal tug of war with three people acting as representatives of the Trump administration.

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Liberty BBQ Aims to Bring Southern Cuisine to Falls Church by Late Fall

September 14, 2017 9:30 AM0 comments

Though the space at Broadale Village Shopping Center on W. Broad St. has been vacated by Famous Dave’s, the residents of Falls Church will still be able to get their barbecue fix when Liberty Barbecue opens up in the Little City this fall. The restaurant will carry on the brand […]

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F.C. Activist & School Advocate Lou Olom Turns 100

July 7, 2017 9:37 AM0 comments

When the City Council issued a proclamation last month declaring this coming Monday to be “Lou Olom Day” in honor of Falls Church’s iconic civic activist and education advocate’s 100th birthday on July 10, Olom’s many friends applauded the announcement.

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