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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 19, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Resilience is one of my favorite concepts, and we sure need it now. Every day brings new revelations, new scandals, new name-calling, new emergencies, and new “never thought I’d hear that” comments. If resilience is defined as elasticity, or the ability to spring back, then one wonders how much stretchiness […]

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Editorial: Our Teachers Deserve 3 Percent

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It is slightly less than amazing that in the year when the City of Falls Church is embarking on the most intensive infrastructure development efforts in its history — with a new high school and renovated City Hall and public library projects all at once — the tax implications of […]

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James Comey’s ‘Higher Loyalty’

April 18, 2018 8:29 PM0 comments

It is a sad commentary on the degraded state of political discourse in these times – and likely having more to do with the election of a sociopath as president of the U.S. than any other single factor – that so much of the reaction to James Comey’s scathing book […]

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Up & Down Mustangs Season Provides Lessons

8:26 PM0 comments

An action-packed week saw George Mason High School’s girls soccer team play four games in four days and finish with two wins and two losses. It’s just over a month into the season and the Mustangs (4-3) have performed admirably, defeating Bull Run district opponents while stumbling against higher-classified teams. […]

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Mason Boys Remain Undefeated, Now with 8-0-1 Record

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George Mason High School’s boys soccer team continues to chug right along as victories over Loudoun County, Rappahannock and Strasburg high schools have kept their record unblemished. With the Mustangs (8-0-1) holding a 56-7 goal differential on the season, it’s a surprise that coming into the year offense was a […]

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F.C. 3rd Quarter Update Shows $300k Surplus

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There is a net savings of roughly $300,000 in the current Fiscal Year 2018 City of Falls Church budget resulting from “better than targeted revenues and underspending in department expenditures compared to the budget,” the Falls Church City Council learned from Chief Financial Officer Kiran Bawa in her third quarter […]

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Expanded Tax Relief Program Mulled by F.C. Council

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With 54 of the 4,592 residential parcels in the City of Falls Church currently receiving some form of tax relief for the elderly and disabled, a 1.2 percent number compared to 1.4 percent for Arlington and 2 percent for Fairfax County, the F.C. Council is mulling options for increasing its […]

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Virginia Native American Monument Dedicated

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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and the Virginia Indian Commemorative Commission welcomed leaders of Native American tribes at the state Capitol for a ceremony to dedicate “Mantle,” a monument honoring Virginia’s first inhabitants. This Tuesday’s ribbon-cutting celebrated the culture, contributions and significance of Native Americans. Many of the attendees dressed in […]

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Orangetheory Fitness Opening on S. Washington St.

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Orangetheory Fitness Falls Church has opened at 510 S. Washington Street in Falls Church. The circuit based fitness studio is offering free classes this week and hosting a grand opening ribbon cutting on Friday, April 20 at 6:45 p.m. Orangetheory is an hour-long, heart-rate based interval training circuit program conducted […]

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Free Tai Chi Class at Sun & Moon on April 30

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Sun & Moon Taiji One will host a Tai Chi open house with free trial Tai Chi class on Monday, April 30 from 8 – 9 p.m. The event, which is open to those who want to experience a wide range of physical-mental health benefits of Tai Chi, will take […]

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