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All-Night Grad Celebration Fundraising Underway

April 28, 2016 12:41 PM0 comments

Fundraising efforts for George Mason High School’s All-Night Graduation Celebration are underway, with the annual Byrd Feeder event taking place on Saturday, April 23 at Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. The All-Night Graduation Celebration is held at Mason on the night following the school’s graduation cermonies in order to ensure […]

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Haycock Celebrates 60 Years, Undergoes Major Renovation

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If you’re happy and you know it, you must be at Haycock Elementary School, where on a cool, cloudy day, sunbeams radiated from the faces of students, parents, staff, and a legislator who gathered outdoors to celebrate a ribbon-cutting for a new playground and the school’s total makeover. Money for […]

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Letters to the Editor: Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford

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Letters to the Editor: April 28 – May 4, 2016   Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford Editor, With my family, I have lived in the city since 1988. Each of my three children began school at, attended each level of, and graduated from Falls Church public schools. […]

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Mustangs Build Hydroponic, Aquaculture Systems

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A group of students at George Mason High School, under the direction of two Mason science teachers Jamie Lahy and Peter Mecca and Falls Church City Public Schools Food Services director Richard Kane, have created an aquaculture and a hydroponic system with the aim of providing food for the school’s lunches. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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While in the library parking lot in the rain during the community clean up this weekend; pushing a cart full of groceries to my car; at dinner in a restaurant with family members; and twice in the dentist’s chair as Novocain was taking effect! “Hey, Penny, can I ask you […]

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Press Pass: Jamie Kilstein and The Agenda

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Jamie Kilstein and The Agenda have bold, overtly political messages in their music and they’re bringing those messages to the masses starting this week with a tour of the United States. And the band, which only started in 2015, is coming to Washington, D.C. and Arlington for back-to-back shows on […]

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Congressman Beyer’s News Commentary: Springtime In Congress Means ‘Appropriations’

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“No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law;” — U.S. Constitution, Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 Every spring Congress begins to draft legislation to fund the federal government after receiving the President’s budget request. Traditionally, Congress will hold hearings on the […]

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NoVa Transportation Authority Launches New Outreach Effort

April 27, 2016 5:57 PM0 comments

The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority is launching a widespread effort this spring to find out specifically what Northern Virginians want in their future transportation network. The Northern Virginia Transportation Authority, or NVTA, project team will appear at a wide variety of public places, going where large numbers of the public […]

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F.C. School Board Dissolves Special Ed Committee

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Following a previous meeting when they’d decided to take no action, the Falls Church School Board Tuesday night voted unanimously to disband its Special Education Advisory Committee which had been embroiled in almost a full year of acrimony. The committee was to have one final meeting of the year next […]

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Editorial: F.C Council’s Budget Fallacies

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The Falls Church City Council, by a one-vote margin, made the wrong decision on Monday night. What has kept Falls Church strong over the years has been the way strident and impassioned debates on whether to limit taxes or pay for schools has almost always wound up reaffirming the importance […]

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