Articles by: Orrin Konheim

Town Hall Reflects on Gun Violence at Schools & Prospective Solutions

March 19, 2018 11:46 AM0 comments

A crowd of 1300 attended a town hall meeting with U.S. Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Ted Deutch (D-FL) in addition to featured speaker Fred Guttenberg at T.C. Williams High School on March 7. Guttenberg lost his daughter Jaime in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in […]

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Northside Social Trending Toward April Opening

March 15, 2018 1:00 PM0 comments

The Northside Social on Park and North Maple Avenues will be opening by mid-April at the latest according to the upcoming café’s co-owner Stephen Fedorchak. Along with chef Matt Hill and business partners Brian Normille and brother Mark Fedorchak, the restaurant group also owns the new Liberty Barbecue in Falls […]

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Wiz Kids Turn Classic Toy into Tool for Success

March 8, 2018 3:00 PM0 comments

Standing around an elongated table, seven middle school students and their faculty advisor Jim Bradford eagerly uncover a stack of Rubik’s Cubes and get to solving. The students work the cubes seemingly faster than the speed of thought, shout across the table and pass the cubes around. A little over […]

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Unfilled Construction Jobs Causes Ripple Effect in Country

January 12, 2018 2:30 PM0 comments

Affecting everything from the fulfillment of national infrastructure projects to the industry’s ability to stock residential developments with capable workers in metropolitan suburbs, including the City of Falls Church, multiple reports from the development sector have shown a shortage of skilled labor in the area. Associated General Contractors of America […]

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Providence Players’ ‘Phantom Tollbooth’ Does Novel Justice

January 4, 2018 1:37 PM0 comments

With its use of wordplay and clever symbolism, “The Phantom Tollbooth” is a spiritual cousin of sorts to “Alice in Wonderland” though, disappointingly, a far less famous literary work Norton Juster, who wrote the book in 1961 while procrastinating from another book project, truly creates a wondrous world that sparks […]

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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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