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Guest Commentary: What We Do Affects the Health of Chesapeake Bay

March 23, 2017 12:40 PM0 comments

By Dan Sze Twice a year, if you are a property owner in the City, a separate fee for stormwater utility appears on your tax bill. Why do we, as individual land owners, pay stormwater fees? Why are home building contractors erecting straw bale enclosures and installing filter socks on […]

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FCCPS Sees Increased Enrollment

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Monthly enrollment information presented to the Falls Church School Board this week showed that since the end of the last school year, Falls Church City Public Schools has added more than a half dozen classrooms worth of new students. Over the five schools, enrollment increased by 218 students, an 8.72 […]

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Spring Fling Fashion Show this Sunday

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The New Dominion Women’s club will be hosting its annual fundraiser, the “Spring Fling! Fashion Show” on Sunday, March 26, from 12:30 – 2:30 pm. It will feature the latest fashion trends at Bloomingdale’s in Tysons Corner. Guests will enjoy a raffle, light fare and a variety of drinks including […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Budgets, whether local, state, or federal, generally reflect the values and priorities of the constituencies they serve. Budgets rarely are easy, and must be carefully drawn to meet the shared needs and demands of those same constituencies. That’s why the federal budget proposed last week by the Trump Administration has […]

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GM Robotics Team Heads to District Championship

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Last weekend, the George Mason High School robotics team qualified for the finals despite losing two wheels in their drive train. With limited time for repairs, the team still managed near wins in both finals matches and is currently ranked 4th out of 129 teams going into the District Championship. […]

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Editorial: Restaurant Week In the Little City

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The City of Falls Church’s annual Restaurant Week is upon us again, as any even cursory look at this week’s edition of the News-Press will inform you. It has been an up-and-down year for eateries in the Little City. Some have closed, even some fan favorites; others have done very […]

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‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ Learning Theater Begins Run at Cauldron

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The noxious combination of vanity and malfeasance results in near-disaster for the fantasy kingdom in Hans Christian Andersen’s classic fable, “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” rendered a delightfully entertaining production by the Creative Cauldron team of directors and musical innovators, now being performed through April 9 by the Learning Theater of […]

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Benedict Arnold, Quisling & Mudd

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In better-staged productions of Mozart’s “Don Giovanni,” the eye-popping final scene is where the now-terrified cruel rapist at the center of the action observes a gaping black hole opening beneath him and he is dispatched quickly down a worm hole to Hell, as scores of demonic minions fly down with […]

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As Seasons Change, New Batch of Mustang Athletes Take the Field

March 22, 2017 11:26 PM0 comments

As everyone begins to thaw out from the winter, athletes will soon be taking the field to compete in George Mason High School’s spring sports season. A plethora of teams are looking to build on the successes of the previous year, or in some team’s cases, continue winning traditions that […]

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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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