Articles by: Patricia Leslie

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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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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