Articles by: Orrin Konheim

Blind Hockey Team Doesn’t Let Lack of Vision Impair Their Game

May 4, 2018 9:30 AM0 comments

At the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Ballston, most people who pass by the westernmost ice rink en route to see the Capitals scrimmaging on Sunday mornings might be astonished to know they’ve just witnessed blind people playing hockey. “The biggest misconception is that they cannot play hockey full-speed without help. […]

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Providence Players’ ‘The Front Page’ Brings The Life of 1920s Journalists to the Masses

April 11, 2018 7:27 PM0 comments

In their penultimate play of the 2017-2018 season, the Providence Players of Fairfax tackle the world of yellow journalism and Chicago crime in the classic 1928 stage comedy “The Front Page.” The original play, which is presented word-for-word here minus the racist language, is a significantly different beast than the […]

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Local Filmmaker’s New Documentary Explores Artist’s Connection to Family

March 29, 2018 2:47 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s native son Bob Burnett will be premiering his short film, “Edward Hopper and the Marshall House” at the 4th Annual Northern Virginia International Film Festival this Monday, April 2 at the Angelika Film Center and Café at Mosaic District.

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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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