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Langley School Student Wins School’s National Geographic Bee

January 18, 2018 4:37 PM0 comments

FIFTH-GRADER Lucas Flaherty (third from left) won The Langley School’s National Geographic Bee on Jan. 11, moving him one step closer to the national championship and a $50,000 college scholarship. Langley’s Bee marked the first round in the 30th annual National Geographic Bee, a geography competition held in thousands of […]

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Ed. Foundation Teacher of The Year Awards Announced

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A big surprise complete with balloons was the order of the day for the eight Falls Church City Public Schools nominees for the Falls Church Education Foundation (FCEF) Teacher of the Year award throughout the past week. Superintendent Dr. Peter Noonan, FCEF Executive Director Debbie Hiscott and administrators from their […]

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Guest Commentary: Smart Phone Distractions Leading to Needless Injuries

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By Scott Perry I would like to go out of business. But I do not think it will happen. I am a catastrophic-injury lawyer who represents brain-injury survivors whose injury was caused by another’s negligence. As March is National Brain Injury Awareness Month, it is an excellent time to talk […]

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School Budget Calls for 2.9 Percent Increase, Despite Council Guidance

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Holding its second work session on Superintendent Peter Noonan’s proposed Fiscal Year 2019 budget Tuesday, the Falls Church School Board was on the same wavelength with Noonan’s three primary focuses that he articulated when he first unveiled his recommendations, his first since coming on board as the City schools’ new […]

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Mason Boys Lacrosse Hosts Clinic at South Run RECenter

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George Mason High School (GMHS) Boys Lacrosse is conducting free clinics with Falls Church Youth Lacrosse Club (FCYLC) to encourage new players to join lacrosse this spring. The clinics are run by the GMHS boy’s coaches and players. They are designed for new or less-experienced players with a focus on […]

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Letters to the Editor: F.C. Needs to Do Better On Affordable Housing

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Letters to the Editor: January 18 – 24, 2018   F.C. Needs to Do Better On Affordable Housing Editor, As we all kick off 2018 and make our new year’s resolutions, City Council will also be reflecting on our core values and 2040 vision to set priorities for the next […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Each year, I host a civic leadership series for presidents and board members of civic and homeowners’ associations in Mason District. The Saturday morning meetings are designed to bring together residents and county agency staff, to discuss issues of interest and importance to neighborhoods, and seek solutions where the county […]

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Editorial: WMATA Needs Attitude Adjustment

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While there has been a lot of lip service given to regional cooperation and collaboration, it appears that such factors remain in short supply around Northern Virginia, and especially when it comes to prospects for economic development around the West Falls Church Metro station. As we reported last week, the […]

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The Steele Dossier: Recall What It Said

January 17, 2018 10:42 PM0 comments

A “former top Russian intelligence officer claims FSB (the Russian secret service equivalent of the former Soviet KGB-ed.) has compromised Trump through his activities in Moscow sufficiently to be able to blackmail him. According to several knowledgeable sources, his conduct in Moscow has included perverted sexual acts which have been […]

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Mason Boys Hang On in Win Over Madison Co., Fall Short to Central

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George Mason High School’s boys basketball team continues to roll with the punches, including the ones they throw at themselves, as a 68-64 win over Madison County High School was preceded by a 66-62 loss to Central High School on Jan. 12. The Mustangs (7-7) appear to be hellbent on […]

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