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Rep. Connolly Announces He Won’t Attend Inauguration Friday

January 18, 2017 1:53 PM0 comments

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly, who represents the 11th District of Virginia that includes much of Greater Falls Church, announced today that he will join the ranks of over 50 of his congressional colleagues including Falls Church’s U.S. Rep. Donald Beyer, who’ve stated they will not attend the inauguration of Donald Trump on Friday.

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Fairfax Water’s Request for Double-Sized Water Tower in F.C. Challenged

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The last time representatives of Fairfax Water came before the Falls Church City Council in October 2016 with plans to replace their water tower behind Eden Center with one twice as big, the City Council did not greet the idea with favor.

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Crime Report: Three DUI Arrests in Falls Church

January 17, 2017 7:02 PM0 comments

There were three DUI arrests in the City of Falls Church last week, according to the latest City of Falls Church crime report released Tuesday. On Friday, a 24-year old Springfield man was arrested for DUI and a passenger was arrested for marijuana possession and on Sunday, a 23-year-old man […]

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Man Shot in Falls Church Area Monday Night

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A 21-year-old man was assaulted and shot in the Falls Church area of Fairfax Monday night, police said. Fairfax Co. Police say officers responded at 9:50 p.m. to a report of a fight and sounds of gunshots on the 6000 block of Vista Drive. When officers arrived, they found the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Preston King, to many locals, is simply the namesake of the Westover Post Office. But for two Arlingtonians, the neighborhood hero killed in World War II remains a vivid presence—despite their being too young to have ever met him. Both shared with me fresh details. Chip Beck, retired from the […]

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Hundreds Gather for Unity & Justice in 1st-Ever Falls Church MLK Day March

January 16, 2017 2:51 PM0 comments

Today, the the first-ever march for civil rights in the 70-year history of the City of Falls Church took place, starting at the Tinner Hill Historic Monument, where 100 years ago the first rural branch of the NAACP began in once-segregated Falls Church, and continuing to its City Hall.

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Top Skaters Head to Kansas City to Vie for Top Spots

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By Lois Elfman The 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Championships take place in Kansas City, Missouri, Jan. 14–22. The top skaters in the country from the juvenile level through senior are competing for podium spots, international assignments and highly sought after World Championship berths. As the championship ladies, men, pairs and […]

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F.C. Mother, Disabled Son Make Passionate Appeal at Town Hall

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A Falls Church mother and her disabled son made a passionate appeal to the City’s representatives in the Virginia State Assembly Saturday in a standing-room-only town hall meeting held at the F.C. Community Center.

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McLean ‘Arts Night Out’ Benefit Set for Jan. 26

January 13, 2017 3:37 PM0 comments

The New Dominion Women’s Club will be hosting “Arts Night Out” next Thursday, Jan. 26 from 6:30 – 9 p.m. at McLean Project for the Arts. The night will include art, wine, food, a silent auction and a guided art talk from McLean Project for the Arts exhibitions director Nancy […]

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Falls Church Natives Earn Academic Honors

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Four Falls Church students have been named to their schools’ academic honor lists for the fall 2016 semester. Falls Church’s Bethany Beer, a sophomore at Wisconsin Lutheran College, was named to the school’s Dean’s List; F.C.’s Nadine Pembleton made the President’s List at Champlain College in Vermont; and Kathryn Gilto […]

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