Articles by: Patricia Leslie

VDOT Announces Transit Initiatives For I-66, Chestnut St. & Pimmit Hills

October 19, 2017 2:45 PM0 comments

Planning is underway by VDOT for a pedestrian/bicycle bridge across the Beltway to connect Pimmit Hills with Tysons Corner Center, an eastbound connector ramp to carry I-66 motorists direct to the West Falls Church Metro and for the closure of the median at Chestnut Street and Route 7.

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Tysons Library Opens Saturday After 2 Years of Renovations

October 12, 2017 11:00 AM0 comments

On Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., book and library lovers alike will fling open the doors and celebrate the reopening of the new and improved Tysons-Pimmit Regional Library which will have a formal ribbon-cutting, music, story hour, all day technology open house, refreshments and best of all, the unveiling of new features in sparkling space.

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Little City Wins Big By Keeping Business Small

September 22, 2017 10:30 AM0 comments

What’s bad for Arlington is good for Falls Church since what comes down in Arlington finds its way to Falls Church. At least, when it comes to commercial tenants. “My phone starts ringing,” said Treena Rinaldi, at her family’s longstanding real estate firm, Korte Realty, on West Broad Street. Her […]

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City Restaurants Cater to Health Conscious Customers & Their Dietary Trends & Habits

September 15, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

Falls Church residents on special diets don’t have to go far to find a restaurant to cater to their needs. Local restaurant owners and managers have plenty to offer customers who have particular dietary requirements. “Every single day we serve people with allergies,” said David Tax, co-owner of Clare and […]

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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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