Articles by: Patricia Leslie

A Look at this Holiday Season’s Hottest Toys

December 17, 2018 10:30 AM0 comments

Fear not Falls Church parents who found out the big day is barely a week (!!) away, we’re here to save you from sullen looks of your children on Christmas morning.

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F.C.’s Own Classical Music Singer Makes Professional Debut Sunday

November 29, 2018 2:00 PM0 comments

Local songbird Julia Farbstein takes her talents to the big stage in her professional debut with the New Dominion Chorale at its annual holiday concert this Sunday in Alexandria. Farbstein grew up in Falls Church and was a member of the first graduating class at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School. […]

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F.C.’s Penning Continues Prestigious Career On Stage with Susan B. Anthony Portrayal

November 20, 2018 5:55 PM0 comments

There’s only a few days left to catch the Little City’s very own thespian, Marni Penning, in her latest display of theatrical excellence. A 10-year Falls Church resident and a lifelong actress of stage and screen, Penning’s finishing up her run portraying Susan B. Anthony in Mosaic Theater Company’s “The […]

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New App Brings Uber-Style Lawn Care Services to Falls Church & Beyond

October 18, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

The so-called Uber of lawn care has arrived in Falls Church and Northern Virginia. Lawn Love is a new service which enables customers to remotely schedule yard work by using a mobile app or website to connect to local lawn care specialists. Users just need to enter an address, check […]

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Mason Alum Goes from Curating to Creating Art

October 12, 2018 3:18 PM0 comments

From art classes at George Mason High School to working as a conservator for the National Gallery of Art, Falls Church artist Michael Pierce has luxuriated in travel around the world, clocking 50,000, sometimes 100,000 miles a year pursuing his love of art. Now, in retirement, the 1972 Mason grad […]

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‘Man Feeding Pigs’ Statue Outside Beyer Volvo is Tribute to Late Uncle

September 20, 2018 12:00 PM0 comments

When it comes to outdoor art in public places, Falls Church’s congressional representative, Don Beyer, is in hog heaven. Beyer’s typical day is filled with legislation, voting, meetings, communicating with constituents and sometimes, talking about local landmarks which leaves him almost squealing with joy. City residents are very familiar with […]

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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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