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Falls Church’s Bertha Sullivan Dies

April 19, 2017 4:57 PM0 comments

Bertha Sullivan, “Bea” as she preferred to be known and a longtime resident of Falls Church City since 1968, passed away March 28, 2017 due to congestive heart failure and pneumonia at Fairfax Hospital. Wife of the late John Edward Sullivan, both had been active members of the local V.F.W. […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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This month I’d like to use the space normally devoted to my monthly Richmond Report to share my memories of my early days in Richmond working for former Delegate Jim Scott, who died last week of complications from Alzheimer’s disease. Like many recent college grads, I was anxious to find […]

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F.C. School Board Retains Perkins Eastman Bid for GM Feasibility Study

April 18, 2017 10:41 PM0 comments

Tuesday night, the Falls Church School Board moved to allocate $56,580 to retain the architectural consulting firm of Perkins Eastman to do a swift feasibility study of what a new George Mason High School may need and look like if voters were to approve a referendum in November to undertake the […]

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Crime Report: Stolen Wallet, Laptop & Bottle of Crown Royal

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Most of this week’s Falls Church crime report consists of thefts including a wallet taken from a locker at 24 Hour Fitness, a power washer stolen from a shed on Great Falls St., a laptop taken from a vehicle, stolen jewelry from Yasini Jewelers and a bottle of Crown Royal […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Ah, the aroma of old paper and ink inside a fading hardbound book. One of our community’s longest-standing haunts for bibliophiles is closing up shop. The Bookhouse for 43 years sold American history volumes in an unprepossessing home on North Emerson Street (across Wilson Blvd. from Safeway) tucked in a […]

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Longtime Falls Church Resident Kathleen Jones Dies at 61

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Kathleen A. Jones died peacefully in her home in Falls Church, Va. at the age of 61. Kathleen was born in Bridgeport, Conn. and was the only daughter of Patrick F. and Teresa C. Jones. She graduated from Sacred Heart School and Cathedral High School in Bridgeport. She then attended […]

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F.C. Council Unsettled on Reserve Fund Add as Budget Deadline Looms

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With one week to go before the scheduled final adoption of the City of Falls Church budget, the F.C. City Council could not reach a consensus on the touchy issue of asking taxpayers to fund a $1.2 million addition to the City’s reserves, over and above the cost of an $88 million annual operating budget for the City and its schools.

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Tim McKinney Dies After Year-Long Cancer Battle

April 17, 2017 5:47 PM0 comments

Long time Falls Church resident Timothy (Tim) McKinney passed away Wednesday, April 12 in New Orleans, La. after a courageous year-long battle with cancer. In recent months, Tim, who worked for Simplex Grinnell for 31 years, was blessed to take several trips with his wife, Tori McKinney, and daughter, Halley, […]

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The Great Energy Transition: Another Milestone for the SunCell

April 14, 2017 4:47 PM0 comments

Brilliant Light Power recently posted an update to their website describing a significant milestone they have reached on developing their SunCell power generation system into a commercially viable device. As some of you will recall, the SunCell, which uses only water as a fuel and emits no dangerous waste, has […]

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F.C. Awards City Employee of the Year

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Joe Dowling (second from right), a 35-year veteran employee in the City’s Public Works Department, was honored by the Falls Church City Council Monday as the City’s Employee of the Year. Dowling, posing with the Council alongside family members, was recognized and presented with a cash award for his career […]

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