Former Falls Church Resident to Achieve Captain Rank

March 21, 2017 4:51 PM0 comments

Former Falls Church resident CDR Wilbur A. Velarde will be promoted to the rank of Captain on April 1, 2017 in the US Coast Guard Reserve, and assigned to the USCG Office of International Affairs and Foreign Policy Advisor. (Photo: CDR Wilbur A. Velarde)

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Homestretch Raises $100K at Fundraiser

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(From left) David Smith, Stacy Hennessey, Astrid Martinez, Gayle Berry and Diane Gelberd at the Homestretch Fundraiser at the State Theater last month. There were 321 attendees and nearly $100,000 was raised for Homestretch. Big ticket items were some great vacation spots, including Lake Gaston and Cazumel. (Photo: Stacy Hennessey)

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Fairfax Genealogical Conference and Expo

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The Fairfax Genealogical Society’s annual spring conference, “Finding Elusive Ancestors – Tools and Techniques for the Search,” will run on Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 at the The Westin Tysons Corner (7801 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). The Keynote speaker is D. Joshua Taylor, host of the PBS series, […]

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St. Patrick’s Episcopal Hosts Concert of Harmony

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On Sunday April 2 at 4 p.m. St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church) hosts a Concert of Harmony, featuring music of bluegrass, jazz, Broadway, and classical. American music from many periods in our country’s history withh be featured including solos and harmony of “American Songs” from the […]

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Falls Church Artist Opens Immigration Exhibit

March 20, 2017 2:00 PM0 comments

Falls Church resident, artist and Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation Vice President, Irena Chambers’ award winning exhibition “No Home To Go To: Baltic Displaced Persons, 1944-1952” will be on display at the Arlington Public Library (1015 N. Quincy St., Arlington) through April 17, 2017. The award-winning exhibit has been on display […]

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Reston Public Art Film Series Set for Mar. 28

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Public Art Reston, as part of its Public Art Film Series, will present three films by film director and Peabody Award recipient Rebekah Wingert-Jabi. The short films will be screened Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. at CenterStage, Reston Community Center Hunters Woods in collaboration with and supported by Reston […]

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AAUW Accepting Book Donations Through April 1

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Looking for a new home for your gently used books? The AAUW is collecting books until April 1 at the book collection bin at the Community Center. Books are for the annual book sale to be held on April 7 and 8. The book sale benefits scholarship/grant programs for women, […]

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MEH Hosts 3rd Annual Lip Sync Contest

March 17, 2017 4:34 PM0 comments

The 3rd annual Lip Sync contest sponsored by the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School Parent Teacher Association attracted a full house last Friday night. The audience was treated to an abundance of talent. The largely student acts were entertaining, the judges comments often humorous, and the emcee duo of Mr. […]

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Longfellow Students Earn Awards at Model UN Event

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The Longfellow Middle School Model United Nations (UN) club participated in the Sidwell Friends School Model UN conference in Washington, D.C., where Ishan Dogra and Amir Alkateb earned the Outstanding Delegate award for their representation of the United Arab Emirates delegation in the SPECPOL committee. Other winners were, in the […]

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Critter Corner: Kastner & Brennan

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Falls Church’s Kastner, a Golden Retriever, and Canine Companions pup Brennan take a break during sunnier days on one of their walks along the W&OD Trail. Here’s to warmer walks returning real soon!

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