Fairfax Schools Announces STEM Summer Camps

March 31, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

For the fourth consecutive year, Fairfax County Public Schools is partnering with SySTEMic Solutions, Northern Virginia Community College’s K-16 STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) outreach initiative, to host several summer camps at three high schools in the county. The camps are designed to provide rising 4th through 12th grade […]

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Critter Corner: Petunia & Blue!

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Two best buds, Petunia, a chocolate lab, and Blue, the family cat, take a snooze on the couch on a lazy Saturday morning in Falls Church.

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McLean Community Center Unveils Ingleside Renovation

March 30, 2017 6:10 PM0 comments

The McLean Community Center (MCC) held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of the renovation of its 1234 Ingleside Avenue facility at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 22. Speakers, MCC Executive Director George Sachs, MCC Governing Board Chair Laurelie Wallace and Dranesville District Supervisor John Foust, detailed the six-year-long […]

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Local Youth Soccer Team Wows at Virginia Tourney

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A team of local soccer players, the Premier AC 04 Navy boys team, won the Boys U13 Elite division (the most competitive division) of the Icebreaker soccer tournament in Prince William County last weekend. Standing (L – R): Jacob Davidson, Nate Fried, Graeme Ewart, Quinn Castelli, Indiana Rupert, Ryan Mahshie, […]

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MEH Career Fair Set for April 21

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Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School hosts its Annual Career Fair on Friday, April 21 from 7:15 – 11:15 a.m. Parent and community volunteers are needed to talk about their occupations with middle school students. The school asks those interested in volunteering to fill out a volunteer form at fccps.org. The […]

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F.C. High Players Sign to Play College Football

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Falls Church High School senior football players Deontae Hargrove and Tyler Reynolds signed last week to play college football. Hargrove signed with Frostburg State University in Maryland and Reynolds is going to Bridgewater College in Virginia.

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McLean Student Paper Wins Prestigious Award

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The Highlander newsmagazine staff of McLean High School was presented with a Gold Crown at the Columbia Scholastic Press Association (CSPA) journalism convention at Columbia University in New York City. This is the second consecutive year that The Highlander has earned a Gold Crown award. The Highlander is the only […]

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Mason Play Opens Tonight

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George Mason High School students under the direction of theater teacher Mr. Northrip will present his original musical comedy. “Lunch” includes dancing and abundant humor on a subject most everyone can relate to: middle school and the drama swirling around students and their teachers. The curtain opens at 7:30 p.m. […]

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Sustainable Landscaping Workshop in Arlington

March 27, 2017 12:47 PM0 comments

The Fairlington Community Center in Arlington (3308 S. Stafford St.) hosts a workshop on Saturday, April 1 for people to learn how to select plants that will function best in their location. The free workshop, which goes from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., focuses on the 3,000 native and naturalized […]

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Joe Dowling Named 2016 F.C. Employee of the Year

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Public Works Crew Leader Joe Dowling has been named the 2016 City of Falls Church Employee of the Year. The citizen-led Employee Review Board selected Dowling for his work during Winter Storm Jonas, the creation of a mini-park on Rolling Road and several department office moves. Dowling has worked for […]

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