Articles by: Patricia Leslie

City Launches New Curbside Compost Service to Help Reduce Carbon Footprint Within Falls Church

July 31, 2017 10:20 AM0 comments

Almost 300 Falls Church residents have enrolled in the City’s new voluntary curbside food waste collection program, halfway to the goal of 600 families the City hopes will sign up for the initially free pickup service debuting this week.

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Falls Church Loan Approval Rate is Highest in Virginia

June 30, 2017 10:30 AM0 comments

Falls Church has the highest percentage rate of mortgage loans approved in Virginia, concludes New York financial technology firm, SmartAsset. Almost three out of every four (74 percent) submitted loan applications in Falls Church are approved, compared to Virginia and national averages of about six of every ten loans (60 […]

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Providence Players End 19th Season with ‘Vanya & Sonia & Masha & Spike’ Saturday

June 15, 2017 12:24 PM0 comments

It’s no wonder that “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” won the Tony for Best Play in 2013. It’s a marvelous choice for the last show of this season’s productions by the Providence Players of Fairfax who present the (strictly) adult family comedy laced with seriousness, too. Imagine three […]

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Washington Ear Helps Blind ‘Hear’ the Newspaper

May 25, 2017 3:26 AM0 comments

Freddie Peaco’s blindness keeps her out of touch with the news she values most. “I want to know what’s going on,” Peaco said. “If it’s something big, I want to see what’s happening.” That’s why she tunes in to the Metropolitan Washington Ear’s free listening service everyday to catch up […]

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Workshop Puts Spotlight On Child Sexual Abuse

April 27, 2017 12:49 PM0 comments

Child sexual abuse has no boundaries when it comes to race, religion, age or economic status. Sexual predators can be anyone: older children, cousins, babysitters, neighbors and parents. About one of every ten children is sexually abused before he or she is 18 years old, and of these victims, 35 […]

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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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