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Editorial: Wealthier & Chintzier?

July 19, 2017 6:37 PM0 comments

Who’s surprised by the news carried on the front page of this edition that, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, Falls Church is the second-most wealthy jurisdiction, with the second highest median household income, in the entire U.S.? Of course, all the surrounding jurisdictions of Northern Virginia are on the […]

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Only a Renaissance Can Save Us

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Lord Voldemort, the bad guy in the Harry Potter series, summed up the simple proposition that is behind the expansion of evil in the world when toward the end of the first book/movie, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, he tries to talk Harry into joining his cause by saying, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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A baby boy toddled onto my daughter’s front yard in North Arlington this month. Badly in need of a wardrobe change, the kid was alone and crying. With no parent in sight, my daughter – herself the mother of a two-year-old – sought to comfort the child as passing motorists […]

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Crime Report: Man Exposes Himself at F.C. Preschool, 2 Men Arrested for Breaking Into Home

July 18, 2017 4:25 PM0 comments

A man on a bicycle exposed himself to a woman at St. Joseph’s School last Wednesday evening, City of Falls Church reported in the crime report released this week. The suspect is described as a white male with dirty brown hair in his late teens or early 20s, 5’6″ – […]

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Fairfax Co. Officer On Leave, Cited for Reckless Driving After Falls Church Crash

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A Fairfax County Police officer has been put on administrative leave and cited for reckless driving after a February crash in Falls Church that sent him and another man to the hospital.

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With Commercial Tax Yield Added, New High School’s Cost Evaporates

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Despite an estimated $120 million price tag for an all-new George Mason High School in the City of Falls Church, if 10 acres of the 34-acre Mason High and Henderson Middle School property is given over to dense economic development, the cost of the new campus to taxpayers will be far lower than previously projected.

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Electrical Panel Causes Fire in Sleepy Hollow Neighborhood

July 17, 2017 6:33 PM0 comments

An electrical panel located in the basement of a two-story single family home in the 3000 block of Crane Dr. within the Sleepy Hollow neighborhood caught fire on Friday, July 14 around 6 p.m. Four adults and one child were home at the time of the fire, with a total […]

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Critter Corner: Gracie Blue

July 14, 2017 3:40 PM0 comments

Getting lost in the big green eyes of Gracie Blue is just one of the reasons why the Satoskar-Colby family keeps her around. When she’s not exploring the backyard or the storage room ceiling, she’s curled up and blissed out on someone’s lap.

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1st Stage Theater in Tysons Does Big Shows in Concealed, Bite-Sized Space

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Hidden gems often gleam more intensely once they’re unearthed. That holds true for the signless and sequestered 1st Stage Theater in Tysons, where vibrant performances on the inside are masked by its location in an unassuming strip mall. The theater’s sleepy setting is a product of its infancy. Founding artistic […]

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McLean’s Paul Kohlenberger Receives Community Award

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Paul Kohlenberger has been named the Friends of the McLean Community Center (FMCC) organization’s 2017 “Friend in Deed.” Kohlenberger is the 26th person to receive this award “with gratitude for outstanding leadership and support of the McLean Community Center.” FMCC President W. Glenn Yarborough, Jr. presented the award at the […]

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