F.C.-Based Parkinson’s Foundation Holds Banquet

May 23, 2016 2:55 PM0 comments

The Falls Church-based Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area honored those living with Parkinson’s disease on Tuesday, May 17 at the Defiance Luncheon awards ceremony and banquet at Fox Hill retirement community in Bethesda. Sixty six recipients were recognized and received a special gold coin at the Defiance Luncheon in […]

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Grace Lutheran School’s Golf Tourney Slated for June 11

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Grace Lutheran School, located at 3233 Annandale Road, Falls Church, is hosting the Peter Fenske Memorial Golf Tournament fundraiser on Saturday, June 11 from 12:15 – 8 p.m. at Penderbrook Golf Course, located at 3700 Golf Trail Lane, Fairfax. Fenske served as the chairman of Grace’s board of Christian education before he […]

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Choralis Hosts Sing-Alongs at The Falls Church

May 20, 2016 4:36 PM0 comments

Choralis is hosting a pair of sing-alongs at The Falls Church Episcopal at 115 E. Fairfax Street, starting on Tuesday, May 31. Choralis, under direction from Gretchen Kuhrmann with Todd Fickley on the keyboard, will lead a sing-along of excerpts from Handel’s “Messiah” on May 31 at 7 p.m. On […]

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1908 Playground Project Rescheduled for June 4

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The Chi Beta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.’s 2nd Annual 1908 Playground Project, originally scheduled for Saturday, May 21, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 4 due to inclement weather. The event, an effort to clean up and restore Big Chimneys Park at 212 W. Annandale Road, will […]

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9 Muses Staff Puts Finishing Touches on Lit Mag

May 19, 2016 4:00 PM0 comments

The staff of George Mason High School’s literary magazine, 9 Muses, have been putting the finishing touches on on the 2016 version of the magazine recently. The staff culled and edited submissions of poetry, prose, art and music from students throughout the school and now the final mock-up is being prepared […]

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Henderson MS Band Wins Trophies at Busch Gardens

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Eighth grade students in the band and choir at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School recently had a successful trip to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, where they competed in the Music in the Parks festival. The band received a first place trophy with an excellent rating and the choir received a first […]

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READ Program Enters 2nd Year at Henderson MS

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The Reading Enjoyment and Development program, a collaboration with George Mason University, has entered its second year at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School and is resulting in progress in reading ability for several Henderson students. Reading specialists in training at George Mason University are tutoring students at Henderson in reading and […]

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Holocaust Survivor Shares Life Story at Henderson

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Sam Ponczak, a Holocaust survivor, shared his and his family’s experiences during World War II with sixth grade parents and teachers at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School recently. Ponczak  is a regular speaker for the United States Holocaust Museum and has been a guest speaker for the Department of Justice […]

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Henderson Students Rank in Top 10 at Word Masters

May 18, 2016 2:48 PM0 comments

Students in the 7th grade honors English class at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School recently participated in the Gold Division of the Word Masters Challenge, a national competition for students in grades 3-8 that encourages growth in vocabulary and verbal reasoning. The team placed 9th in the Gold Division, the […]

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F.C. Students Compete in 2016 National Math Bee

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Two students at Longfellow Middle School in Falls Church recently competed in the 2016 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C. Eighth graders Ben Kang, of Falls Church, and Alex Chung, of Vienna, vied for national titles at the competition, which aims at empowering middle school students to reach their full […]

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