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Cancer Chronicles: Heroes of Weakness

February 4, 2016 1:29 PM0 comments

by Samuel Waters The prince races up to the dark, towering castle on his noble steed. The bridge is blocked with a thicket of razor sharp enchanted thorns, but this does not stop him. Our hero plunges in, hacking away with his sword until he reaches the smoldering dragon, which he […]

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Guest Commentary: Retaining the Urban Forest in the ‘Tree City’

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By Katherine Reich Trees are part of the identity and legacy of Falls Church City – and vital to public and environmental health. But they aren’t just another pretty sight: Trees are also very important to our environment. Not only do they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), but they also shade […]

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Mustang Sports Roundup

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Compiled by Bryan Harris and Jack West Wrestling In wrestling, as in theatre, the show must go on. This is exactly what happened on Saturday, Jan. 30 at Warren County High School. Despite the fact that none of the eight teams involved in Saturday’s Bull Run District wrestling tournament had […]

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Letters to the Editor: Must Do More to Retain F.C.’s Great Teachers

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Letters to the Editor: February 4 – 10, 2016   Must Do More to Retain F.C.’s Great Teachers Editor, In the first School Board meeting of the year, I proposed that the Falls Church schools survey employees on job satisfaction and to obtain feedback on school needs. The School Board may […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The aftermath of Winter Storm Jonas elicited many concerns, some expected and some unexpected. Snow, and where to put it, of course, was the subject of most discussions. Plow drivers have few options when it comes to dealing with 24 to 30 inches of snow. The Virginia Department of Transportation […]

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Mason Girls Hoops Lose 50-44 to William Monroe

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by Matt Delaney George Mason’s varsity girls basketball team lost 50-44 in an intense road game against William Monroe High School on Friday, Jan. 29 but recovered with a 81-32 win over Rappahannock County High School on Tuesday, Feb. 2. When arriving at William Monroe last Friday, the Mustangs were […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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The Budget Look for the budget to dominate the debate for the duration of the session. In December, Governor McAuliffe presented his biennial budget of $106 billion over two fiscal years to the General Assembly. The legislature has now submitted budget amendments exceeding $2.3 billion related to the general fund. […]

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GM Beats William Monroe, Tartt Scores 1,000th Point

February 3, 2016 7:13 PM0 comments

by Matt Delaney George Mason’s varsity boys basketball team got back in the groove with a 65-53 win against William Monroe High School on Jan. 29 and followed it up by defeating Warren County High School 62-41 on Feb. 1. After four days off from school, players would be expected […]

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Obama Hangs Out With Muslims

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Lost amid all the buzz that has reached a fever pitch with the Iowa caucuses on all the 24-hour news stations, the Internet and in major newspapers has been the overlooked, under-reported, fact that leaders of one of the major parties have continued to ground their campaigns on the most […]

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Auditor Gives Thumbs Up to F.C., Says Financial House in Order

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With the presentation of the 154-page annual audit of the City of Falls Church’s financial operations, Billy Robinson representing the certified public accounting firm of Brown Edwards, told Monday’s meeting of the Falls Church City Council, “You are in a strong position, especially given the (small) size of your staff, and have done a good job given your resources” for keeping the City’s financial house in order.

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