Articles by: Patricia Leslie

F.C. Housing Prices Still Highest in Area Per Newest Data

July 5, 2018 9:00 AM0 comments

Despite a drop in housing prices, supply and demand continue to make Fall Church the most expensive location in the region in multiple metrics. According to May 2018 data provided by ShowingTime based on listing activity, the median City of Falls Church sales prices was $619,000 for this May, a […]

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Father’s Day Gifts That’re Affordable and Unique to F.C.

June 13, 2018 9:20 PM0 comments

Falls Church shoppers don’t have to go far to buy gifts for Father’s Day. From padded shorts to giant tweezers which pluck stuck items from drains to specialty beers, Little City retailers have shoppers covered for Sunday’s annual observance of dads. The National Retail Federation says about three of four […]

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Whitaker, Updike Ready to Roll as Mr. & Ms. Mason in Parade

May 24, 2018 2:30 PM0 comments

If they had it to do all over again, this year’s Mr. and Ms. George Mason High School, Sam Updike and Laura Whitaker, have a few words of advice for themselves. Updike and Whitaker sat down last week with the Falls Church News-Press at Mason for a discussion about their […]

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Wellness & Benefits Fair Marks City’s 1st Since 2006

April 30, 2018 12:11 PM0 comments

A free and public health fair is taking place on May 3 at the Falls Church Community Center where quick checkups on mental, physical and financial health will be available. Falls Church’s Department of Human Resources is hosting the City’s first Wellness and Benefits Fair in more than 10 years […]

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Gyms & Fitness Centers for Kids in the F.C. Area

April 27, 2018 11:15 AM0 comments

Parents, don’t let your child languish this summer. Turn off the television and computers and get your kids moving. Exercise is linked to better test results, heightened creativity, and easier learning since more blood flows to the brain. Research shows that more active children build self confidence and self esteem, […]

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Rain Barrels Help Residents Save Money & the Chesapeake Bay

April 9, 2018 9:00 AM0 comments

Just in time for Earth Day on April 22 comes a new city program designed for residents to cut utility bills and save water. Falls Church residents can act now to improve water quality and stormwater management, all with a tool that is the focus of a new program, “RainSmart,” […]

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McGrath Academy Brings Irish Dance & Heritage Under 1 Roof

March 15, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

Falls Church has landed a new school of Irish dance that opened its doors to the public in January and brings with it a long tradition of excellence. The McGrath Academy of Irish Dance accepts boys and girls ages four and up who want to kick their heels, sharpen their […]

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Mason Robotics Team Ascends to Rival Some of Nation’s Best

March 2, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Team 1418’s humble beginnings are a thing of the past thanks to a competitive zeal that’s made a name for Mason robotics.

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F.C. Social Justice Committee Charts Course for Change & Future Demonstration at 1st Meeting

January 18, 2018 1:17 PM0 comments

“The difficult answer was yes. Charlottesville could happen anywhere.” Accepting that premise is imperative for the community to get behind social justice initiatives throughout the next decade.

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Rebuilding Together Helps Seniors Age in Place with Safer Homes

January 12, 2018 10:30 AM0 comments

When Frances Stallings opened her property tax mailing from Fairfax County, she studied an insert with information about an organization working to help low-income homeowners. Little did she know it would lead to long-needed improvements to her Alexandria home where she has lived for decades. “I am indeed grateful to […]

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