Articles by: Patricia Leslie

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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Alcohol Afficionado & Author Chats About Drinks from Around the World

January 4, 2018 2:00 PM0 comments

Jeff Cioletti has a job that many can only dream about: He travels the globe, eating and drinking at the world’s best tables and bars, and he gets paid to do it. A cocktail connoisseur who pens his impressions in articles and books, the release of Cioletti’s new book, “The […]

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An Evergreen Holiday Debate: Real vs. Fake Trees

December 21, 2017 5:00 PM0 comments

It may be a new holiday season with new presents to wrap and new meals to whip up but one age-old debate still flickers on — whether locals will buy a real or fake tree to decorate their home this season. Statistics suggest most homes prefer organic options, as the […]

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I-66’s ‘Outside the Beltway’ Project Meeting Draws Numbers in Oakton

November 27, 2017 10:45 AM0 comments

Boards, maps, photographs, aerials, videos and many staff members from the Virginia Department of Transportation were on hand at Oakton High School on Nov. 13 to furnish information for the almost 200 citizens who showed up for a design public hearing about “Outside the Beltway,” the mammoth $3.7-billion project which […]

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