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Fairfax Fire and Rescue Announces Service Awards

August 10, 2017 6:10 PM0 comments

The winners of the 2016 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service Awards were honored at a recent Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting. Tim Fleming, Chair of the Volunteer Fire Commission, Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Assistant Chief Reggie Johnson, and Chairman Sharon Bulova of the Board of Supervisors presented the […]

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Another FIRSTfriday, Another Big Hit with Locals

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Performing at the monthly City-wide special event, FIRSTfriday, is the trio Tradin’ Eights at Art and Frame of Falls Church last Friday. Accompanying the live music was the unveiling of a new exhibit for the entire month of August from local resident Andrzej Zmudzki. The exhibit caught the eye of […]

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Medical Musical Group Holds Concert on Sunday

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The award-winning Medical Musical Group (MMG), a nonprofit, is creating the upcoming musical extravaganza to honor veterans and to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the end of World War II on Sunday, August 13 at Schlesinger Hall in Northern Virginia Community College’s Alexandria campus (5000 Dawes Ave., Alexandria). The pre-concert […]

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27th Anniversary Block Party At Old Firehouse Center

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Come out to the Old Firehouse Center (1440 Chain Bridge Rd., McLean) to commemorate 27 years of serving the Greater McLean community on Saturday, August 19 from 4 – 8 p.m. Activities include live music, air-brushed tattoos, street performances, an Old Firehouse Living History Exhibit, concessions and various amusements. Patrons […]

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Letters to the Editor: J.E.B. Stuart Should Be Renamed NAACP High

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Letters to the Editor: August 10 – 16, 2017   J.E.B. Stuart Should Be Renamed NAACP High Editor, In light of the decision made by the Fairfax County School Board on July 27, 2017 to move forward with renaming the J.E.B. Stuart High School without consulting the local community, perhaps […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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2017 is a year of anniversaries. Fairfax County is celebrating the 275th anniversary of its founding; Fairfax Water will celebrate its 60th anniversary on September 27; the Annandale Christian Community for Action (ACCA) will celebrate its 50th anniversary on October 3; and Lincolnia’s Mount Pleasant Baptist Church celebrated its 150th […]

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Editorial: F.C.’s History of School Bond Support

August 9, 2017 7:51 PM0 comments

The banner headline on the front page of the 11th-ever edition of the Falls Church News-Press on June 6, 1991 reflected a more sensationalistic approach we favored at that point. It was simply, “Landslide!” in bold capital letters, and below was the sub-head, “62 Percent Vote Yes for School Bonds.” […]

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F.C. Council to Vote Monday on Maple Ave. Rezoning

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Cleared by a favorable recommendation from the City of Falls Church staff and a 3-2 vote by the F.C. Planning Commission this Monday, the long-awaited zoning change and Comprehensive Plan amendment requested by Council member David Snyder and his family to allow for the construction of a new home in […]

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‘Fake News’ Experts Direct Workshop

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Experts from George Mason University’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution and Fairfax County Public Library librarians will lead an interactive workshop about Media Literacy and Dialogue Skills on Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m. at the Centreville Regional Library. Tips will be discussed for navigating through the overwhelming array […]

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F.C. Police Offer Tips to Prevent Lawn Equipment Theft

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After a recent string of lawn equipment thefts in the City of Falls Church, the F.C. Police Department has issued a press release encouraging residents to take precautionary measures to protect their personal property. Police offer the following tips for reducing lawn equipment theft: 1) Put it away. Don’t leave […]

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