Pick Up Medications Left with F.C. Schools By Last Day

June 14, 2018 3:30 PM0 comments

Students and parents should plan to pick up any medications currently stored in the student’s school health room before the end of school year (Friday, June 15). This includes EpiPens, inhalers, prescriptions and as-needed over the counter medications. Medications cannot be sent home with students, except for George Mason High […]

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The Cohen’s to Celebrate Milestone Year this Weekend

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CONGRATULATIONS to Libby and Eddie Cohen, summertime Falls Church residents, who are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary in September and Libby’s birthday when she turns 80 later this month. The family plans to honor the milestones with a party this weekend. (Photo: Courtesy Sheryl Cohen)

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Local Children’s Center Chosen as 1 of Region’s Best

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After a careful vetting process, the Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has selected Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center to be part of its 2018-19 class of Best Nonprofits of the Greater Washington Region. Falls Church-McLean Children’s Center has undergone a rigorous review process conducted by a team of more than 120 […]

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GIVE Day Shows Henderson’s Helping Hands

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MARY ELLEN HENDERSON middle school’s GIVE (Get Involved Value Everyone) Day Club hosted a packing event with Rise Against Hunger to make 30,000 rice and soy-based meals on June 8 where all 600 Henderson students participated. The meals prepared will go to Mozambique where people suffer from food insecurity due […]

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Mason’s Poetry Virtuoso Performs at Carnegie Hall

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As one of five students selected from across the country, George Mason High School’s Annie Castillo performed on the stage of Carnegie Hall last week. The event was the culmination of the National Student Poets Program, which strives to inspire young people to achieve excellence in creative endeavors. Through her […]

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Crowd Celebrates 25th Annual Tinner Hill Festival

June 13, 2018 9:33 PM0 comments

THE TINNER HILL Blues Festival went off with out a hitch last weekend. Even with some ominous gray clouds hanging overhead, locals flocked to Cherry Hill Park for a weekend full of rhythm and blues from artists such as Vanessa Collier, Jarekus Singleton and the Bushmasters who played alongside Gary […]

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Father’s Day Gifts That’re Affordable and Unique to F.C.

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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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Critter Corner: Cleopatra

June 8, 2018 12:30 PM0 comments

THIS SIBERIAN is the friendliest cat you’ll ever meet; she’ll even run up to the front door to greet you. She currently lives with the News-Press’s intern Adam. With her big eyes and loving personality, Cleopatra can brighten anyone’s day.

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Chrysanthemum Society Holds Q & A Discussion

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Old Dominion Chrysanthemum Society will host a Q & A discussion this Sunday following a presentation on the “Preventive Measures for Coping with Common Garden Pests and Diseases.” Nikki Norton, Merrifield Garden Center’s Plant Specialist and Master of Horticulture will host the event beginning at 2:30 p.m. at the Falls […]

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1st Stage Premieres Local Playwright’s Production

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In the upcoming production titled “Swimming with Whales” Owen, a typically urban 15-year-old boy, and his fisherman father clash until an unlikely and healing communion with an injured whale awakens in Owen a forgotten boyhood and connection with the sea. Bob Bartlett, the Washington, D.C. based playwright behind the production […]

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