Articles by: Patricia Leslie

From Student to Teacher: Local Artist Starts Yoga Class for Kids

April 20, 2017 1:36 PM0 comments

Few people can claim the varied skills and experiences of Falls Church resident Bill Abel.

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In the Kitchen, F.C. Chefs Love to Keep Things Local

March 27, 2017 8:12 AM0 comments

The head chefs at the Mad Fox Brewing Company, Argia’s and Dogwood Tavern don’t have much time to cook at home or shop for groceries.
When you’re in the kitchen 10 hours a day, six days a week, it’s hard to find a minute for much else.

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Northern Virginia Housing Expo Returns This Month

March 3, 2017 10:40 AM0 comments

This year marks the seventh annual Northern Virginia Housing Expo designed to educate and inform home buyers and apartment seekers.

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1st F.C. Mardis Gras Parade is Sunday

February 24, 2017 10:09 AM0 comments

The first-ever Mardi Gras parade in Falls Church will kick off this Sunday at 5 p.m. on Broad Street with so many floats (20 and counting) that the parade will exceed the route. Having too many floats for the route is “a really good problem for the first year,” said […]

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As Transition Nears, Falls Church Residents Tell News-Press of Their Inauguration Plans

January 19, 2017 2:17 PM0 comments

Falls Church, along with much of Northern Virginia, voted overwhelmingly for Hillary Clinton in November’s election and as Donald Trump prepares to be sworn into office Friday, some customers at the market were asked about their plans for the inauguration.

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Weather Forecast Bodes Well for Big ‘Watch Night’ Turnout in F.C. Saturday

December 28, 2016 8:17 PM0 comments

Celebrating the New Year in Falls Church should be a pleasant affair with forecasts of clear and mild weather for this Saturday during the City’s annual Watch Night festivities.

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Shoppers Get Gifts, Decorations at Holiday Farmers Market

December 8, 2016 11:00 AM0 comments

It was a cold and windy day on Saturday, Dec. 3 at the first of three Falls Church Holiday Farmers Market, but the weather didn’t stop customers from buying cold gazpacho soup at Chris’ Market. “I sell it now [but] my customers demand it year round,” says Chris Hoge, the […]

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Falls Church’s Congressional School Rebrands

November 4, 2016 11:08 AM0 comments

Congressional School on Sleepy Hollow Road in Falls Church “is not ‘one size fits all,’” says Janet Marsh, head of the school. “We care about everyone here, and we get to know each child and their family,” said Marsh, explaining her school’s “very individualist approach” to education. Congressional has recently […]

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Schools Get Odd & Interesting In Fall Theater Productions

October 6, 2016 1:29 PM0 comments

“Guys and Dolls” won’t “Shrek” in “Urinetown” if they “Don’t Drink the Water” served by a “Sea Cook.”

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Nationwide Concerts to ‘End Gun Violence’ Feature 4 in F.C.

September 22, 2016 2:19 PM0 comments

It will be the concert heard around the nation this Sunday when thousands of performers, including George Mason High School’s jazz ensemble, play throughout the U.S. at free “End Gun Violence” shows, including four at Falls Church locations.

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