‘We’re Not Broke,” She Says, But Tough Cuts Due Surprisingly, just one week after the Falls Church City Council and School Board were introduced to the staggering $4.2 million shortfall in the City’s $66 million annual budget, not one citizen stepped forward to comment during the public petition period of […]
Virginia Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Episcopal Appeal The Episcopal Diocese of Virginia and the Episcopal Church announced yesterday that the Supreme Court of Virginia has agreed to hear the appeal of the diocese in defense of its claim on church properties currently occupied by members of breakaway congregations, such […]
The greater Falls Church area’s five public high schools launch their fall theater season next month with an array of offerings running from George Mason’s “Little Shop of Horrors,” McLean’s “You Can’t Take it With You,” J.E.B. Stuart’s “Anne of Green Gables,” Falls Church’s “Lend Me a Tenor” and […]
FAMILIES, FARMERS AND ARTISTS came out last Saturday to celebrate the City of Falls Church’s annual Farm Day in Cherry Hill Park. Visitors to the park enjoyed hay rides on horse-drawn carts, scarecrow making, pumpkin painting and diverse entertainment from local musicians and entertainers. (Photos: Gary Mester)
Detectives from the Street Crimes Unit of the Fairfax County Police Organized Crime and Narcotics Division along with several female undercover officers arrested 23 men for soliciting prostitution during a prostitution sting on Thursday, October 1. The operation took place at various locations in the Tysons Corner, Falls Church and Mount Vernon areas of the […]
THE EDEN CENTER hosted the second annual Trung Thu Moon Festival last Saturday, Oct. 3. The 2009 Miss Eden crown was given to Nhien Pho, famously known for her appearance with outstretched arms on the press posters for the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon.” Miss D.C. 2009, […]
Miscalculation of Revenues Spurs Council Action Reeling from the unexpected news last Friday of a $4.2 million shortfall out of the $66 million budget year that concluded June 30, the Falls Church City Council, School Board and City Hall officials have been engaged in a frenzy of activity, with the […]
F.C. Council Gives Preliminary OK to Towing Restrictions Energetic talks involving City of Falls Church officials, commercial property owners, representatives of local towing companies, citizens and the City’s Towing Advisory Board followed the preliminary, “first reading” approval by the Falls Church City Council last week of a new ordinance to […]
For the first time since 2001, incumbent Democratic State Del. Jim Scott sparred with a Republican opponent. Running unopposed for every election since 2001, this fall Scott is challenged by the GOP’s Christopher Merola, and faced off with him in a debate at McLean’s Alden Theatre Tuesday night.
Falls Church resident Mary Frances Moriarty was pleasantly surprised when a more than 25-year-old banana tree in her front yard bore fruit this year for the first time since 1994. Banana trees thrive in tropical climates, whereas Falls Church is beginning a chilly fall.