New F.C. Budget Elements Taking Shape, Real Estate Assessments Out Next Week

February 8, 2017 7:46 PM0 comments

Parameters of the coming Fiscal Year 2018 budget process in the City of Falls Church are taking shape this month with the introduction of annual real estate assessments due late next week and the F.C. School Board poised to finalize its request next Tuesday for its annual financial transfer to cover the next school year.

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F.C.’s Davis Dreams Big With Tiny House Startup

February 10, 2017 10:52 AM0 comments

Last month, Falls Church’s Pete Davis appeared on ABC’s hit reality show “Shark Tank” to pitch his tiny house vacation company, Getaway, designed to help stressed-out city folks disconnect for a night in the great outdoors.

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Longtime Arlington Teacher, Guidance Counselor Dies

February 8, 2017 9:16 PM0 comments

Margaret L. (Peggy) Huddleston of Arlington, Virginia died on Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at age 92 of diastolic heart failure. Her husband Jim died in 2002. She is survived by three children – Bill Huddleston of Fairfax, Virginia; Don Huddleston of McLean, Virginia and Nancy H. Dick of Glen Mills, […]

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Eden Center Addition Fuses Bubble Tea & EDM

February 9, 2017 1:04 PM0 comments

At five o’clock every morning, Jay Tran roused himself out of bed to cook bubble tea in his Annandale condo. Working out of his tiny home kitchen, Tran brewed 50 cups a day of the popular Asian drink to sell at local nail salons. His customers loved it and they […]

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Schiller Stuns F.C. School Board With New School Plan for $60 Million

February 8, 2017 9:41 AM0 comments

Falls Church’s veteran interim superintendent Dr. Robert Schiller stunned the F.C. School Board late Tuesday night with a new plan for a single-phase construction of a new George Mason High School with an estimated cost coming in at as almost half the current $117 million projection.

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3 People Robbed at Knifepoint in Bailey’s Crossroads

February 6, 2017 1:21 PM0 comments

Two men and a woman were robbed at knifepoint in Bailey’s Crossroads late Saturday night, Fairfax County Police said. At around 11 p.m. the three victims were individually approached by two men in the 3300 block of Glen Carlyn Drive. According to police, the men displayed a knife and demanded […]

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Explosive Citizen Turnout Marks Key F.C.Town Hall on High School Plans

February 5, 2017 1:33 PM0 comments

The cafeteria at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle Schoo was filled to overflowing Saturday morning in what became a watershed event in the planning by the City of Falls Church and its school system for how to optimize 39 acres that was ceded into the City with the sale of its water system two years ago.

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F.C. City Hall Revises Agenda For Saturday Town Hall

February 3, 2017 3:28 PM0 comments

Saturday’s town hall meeting at the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School cafetorium will now convene at 8:30 a.m. instead of 9, and topics for breakout groups after an opening presentation will focus more on the three options (renovation, new construction, or phased approach) for the high school along with potential […]

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F.C.’s Eden Center Celebrates Year of the Rooster

February 2, 2017 3:24 PM0 comments

The City of Falls Church’s Eden Center held its Vietnamese New Year, known as Tết , celebrations at the shopping center last Saturday and Sunday with a weekend full of activities including a flag ceremony and lion dance. Eden Center’s Tết 2017, the Year of the Rooster, drew a large crowd last […]

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Beyer Joins Dem Colleagues to Introduce Religious Freedom Bill

3:01 PM0 comments

Thursday at press conference on the Hill, U.S. Rep. Donald S. Beyer Jr. was joined by eight other Democratic congressional colleagues to introduce the Freedom of Religion Act to prohibit barring immigrants, refugees and international visitors from entry to the U.S. on the basis of religion.

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