Guest Commentary: As a Jewish Peace Activist, I Admired Helen Thomas

August 1, 2013 8:56 AM0 comments

I was listening to National Public Radio on my car radio on July 20, driving to the east coast from Colorado, when I heard the news that my friend, pioneering journalist Helen Thomas, had just died. Over the past three plus years I’d been privileged to have dinner with her […]

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State Commission Offers Encouragement For F.C.-Fairfax Boundary Alteration Plan

July 10, 2013 5:16 PM0 comments

The grand deal cut between the City of Falls Church and Fairfax County to transfer ownership of the F.C. Water System to the county, first agreed to by the two parties last November, took a first major step toward fulfillment this week with the Virginia Commission on Local Government’s day-long visit to Falls Church on Monday.

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Critter Corner: Oski

July 8, 2013 6:45 PM0 comments

Here’s Oski begging for a belly scratch. Oski’s family lives in the Spectrum in Falls Church and, as readers of the News Press,  loves Critter Corner and thought Oski would like some publicity. This 8-month-old part-Yorkie was adopted through Lost Dog. He loves walking through Cherry Hill Park and playing with every […]

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Restaurant Spotlight: Cantina Mexicana

June 19, 2013 3:45 PM0 comments

After nearly 40 years serving its Tex-Mex cuisine to customers in Crystal City, Cantina Mexicana has expanded to open another location in Arlington. The second location opened last month off of Columbia Pike. The restaurant space is small and cozy, festively decorated with bright orange walls appointed with sombreros and […]

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Bill Winter Wins 1st in May FIRSTfriday Cruise-In

May 13, 2013 2:06 PM0 comments

From the May FIRSTfriday of Falls Church ArtALot event, the Beyer Automotive Group Cruise-In winners were Bill Winter (first place), Renick Miller (second place) and Stephen White (third place). Pictured above are, from left to right, Winter; Dale Toler, event judge; White; Miller; music performer Dan Chadburn; Sheriff S. Stephen […]

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Herring, Chopra Win Straw Polls At Connolly St. Patrick’s Day Fete

March 18, 2013 3:02 PM0 comments

Democratic Attorney General candidate Mark Herring and Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Aneesh Chopra won the straw polls among 850 votes Sunday at U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly’s annual St. Patrick’s Day fundraising event. Both face challenges in their party’s upcoming June 11 primary.

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Sequester Jitters, New School Costs & Storm Water Needs Vex F.C. Council

February 20, 2013 8:55 PM1 comment

As the Falls Church City Council edges toward taking on directly the shaping of its next fiscal year budget, a full house of major challenges loom. It’s one time when the City is in exactly the same boat as its larger regional neighbors. All are confronted with the imminent prospect […]

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Guest Commentary: Prohibiting Corporations From Influencing Elections

February 14, 2013 9:00 AM0 comments

As a community, as a state, and as a nation we can no longer afford the luxury of a do-nothing Congress, which spends 30 percent to 70 percent of its time raising campaign dollars and is intimidated by the threat of attack ads funded by vast corporate and individual wealth. […]

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Curry Mantra 2 Grand Opening Sunday

February 13, 2013 9:08 PM0 comments

Curry Mantra 2 is hosting a grand opening for its new Falls Church restaurant this Sunday, February 17. From noon – 2:30 p.m. and from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., the restaurant will offer up free lunch and dinner. Special guests scheduled to be on hand for the opening include City […]

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Critter Corner: Sammy and Lily

January 30, 2013 3:44 PM0 comments

Sammy and Lily Swanson, two local Great Pyrenees dogs, enjoy the snowfall last week on their deck. These polar bear puppies enjoy family walks, cuddles, and the occasional dance party (their owners, Nate and Jessica Swanson, like to sing “Gangnam Style” with reworked lyrics just for them). Awesomeness aside, the […]

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