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El Patron Wins Best Taste, The Kensington F.C. Best Menu at Fall Festival

September 19, 2018 9:00 AM0 comments

Concern about the arrival of Hurricane Florence blew over mid-week and Saturday’s newly-minted Fall Festival went as planned with the Community Center parking lot packed to the gills. New restaurant El Patron Bar & Grill came away as the winner of the Best Taste category, with The Kensington Falls Church […]

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Our Man in Arlington

September 18, 2018 2:09 PM0 comments

One of Arlington’s premier land-owning families, the Marceys, trace their roots to the days of log cabins. The clan is getting a fresh coat of history paint. Descendent Cal Marcey, 80, contacted me from his home adjacent to family land near Mount Olivet Church to show a draft family chronology, […]

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Crime Report: Stealing & Assault at Giant, a DUI Hit & Run and Another Lost Dog

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Two men tried to steal from Giant in the City of Falls Church and then assaulted an employee when confronted last Wednesday, according to the latest crime report released Tuesday. Falls Church Police say the two suspects attempted to leave the store without paying and then fled after assaulting a […]

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Prominent Pianist to Perform at St. Patrick’s

September 17, 2018 5:00 PM0 comments

Pianist Marianna Prjevalskaya, a top prize winner of international competitions, will perform complete sets of Debussy’s preludes to commemorate the centennial of Debussy’s death at St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (3241 Brush Drive, Falls Church) on Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. This enchanting music and Prjevalskaya’s performance, tone and depth […]

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Mason Students Teach English Abroad in Taiwan

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FOURTEEN GEORGE MASON HIGH SCHOOL students spent two weeks in Taiwan this summer, teaching English to elementary school students in the aboriginal village of Dong’ao. This English Teaching Service Program was organized by Mason Mandarin teacher Tina Kao (standing in front of class), who hopes it will become an annual […]

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Congressional School Cub Scouts Build Benches for Campus

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CUB SCOUT PACK 1229, based at Congressional School in Falls Church, recently completed a dual community service project. Bear-aged Scouts (3rd graders) built, stained and wood burned benches as a part of their Scout rank advancement project. Completed benches were donated to Congressional School and the new Outdoor Classroom at […]

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Falls Church High School Field Hockey Camp

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The Falls Church High School (7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church) Field Hockey team will be hosting a camp to introduce younger players to the rules and basic skills involved in the game. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. – noon on two consecutive Saturdays — Sept. 22 and Sept. […]

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Press Pass: Rainbow Rock Band

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The terms “G-rated” and “rock’n roll” may sound like a paradox (especially to those of you older than 40). And in most cases, you’d be right. But the exception to that rule can be found in just one glimpse of a Rainbow Rock Band show. The band talked with the […]

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Another Area High School Cancels Football

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Another Washington, D.C. area high school has cancelled its varsity football program for the 2018 season. Bladensburg High School, a public school in Maryland’s Prince George’s County school system, announced the cancellation of its season last week prior to its scheduled season opener against Eleanor Roosevelt High. The move follows […]

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Northam: State’s August Revenues Up 4.5 Percent

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Wednesday that August General Fund revenues of $1.446 million increased 4.5 percent from the previous year, although August is not a significant month for revenue collections. “The positive revenue growth in this report is a clear sign that our economy is on the right track […]

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