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J. Cortland G. Peret, Falls Church Resident for 53 Years, Dies at 96

April 29, 2016 10:45 AM0 comments

John Cortland Gifford Peret, born on November 24, 1919 in Oregon, Miss. to Rua (Gifford) and John Peret, died on March 29. He grew up in a small town in a farming community where values of family, education, duty and service were paramount. Cortland entered the University of Missouri where […]

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Faces of Falls Church: April 28 – May 4, 2016

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“I can feel it in my body, but I’m trying to stay young,” says DJ, 29, a Falls Church resident, born and raised, on turning 30 in June. He is expecting his fourth child with his wife, Breanna.

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Mason Girls Soccer Avenges Warren Co. Tie With 5-0 Defeat

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by Matt Delaney A declarative 5-0 victory over Warren County High School on Tuesday, coupled with a 6-1 victory over Clark County High School last Friday, extends George Mason’s varsity girls soccer team win streak to seven games and boosts their record to 8-1-1. The 3-3 tie with Warren County […]

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Mustang Girls Lacrosse Team Beats Loudoun Valley HS 19-9

April 28, 2016 4:05 PM0 comments

by Jeffrey Wojtala – Special to the News-Press George Mason High School’s girls varsity lacrosse team defended their home field in a 19-9 defeat of Loudoun Valley High School on Thursday, April 21. Coach Courtney Gibbons shook up her starting lineup against the Vikings, but still had her stalwart regulars […]

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Guest Commentary: Cottage Housing in the Falls Church Community

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By Theresa Sullivan Twiford Falls Church is among the most desirable communities in the Washington, D.C. Metro area. With our small size and highly educated and involved citizenry, we are in a position to lead the region with progressive housing options, make our city’s tax base more diverse and add […]

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All-Night Grad Celebration Fundraising Underway

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Fundraising efforts for George Mason High School’s All-Night Graduation Celebration are underway, with the annual Byrd Feeder event taking place on Saturday, April 23 at Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. The All-Night Graduation Celebration is held at Mason on the night following the school’s graduation cermonies in order to ensure […]

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Haycock Celebrates 60 Years, Undergoes Major Renovation

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If you’re happy and you know it, you must be at Haycock Elementary School, where on a cool, cloudy day, sunbeams radiated from the faces of students, parents, staff, and a legislator who gathered outdoors to celebrate a ribbon-cutting for a new playground and the school’s total makeover. Money for […]

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Letters to the Editor: Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford

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Letters to the Editor: April 28 – May 4, 2016   Responsible Move to Make Choices We Can Afford Editor, With my family, I have lived in the city since 1988. Each of my three children began school at, attended each level of, and graduated from Falls Church public schools. […]

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Mustangs Build Hydroponic, Aquaculture Systems

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A group of students at George Mason High School, under the direction of two Mason science teachers Jamie Lahy and Peter Mecca and Falls Church City Public Schools Food Services director Richard Kane, have created an aquaculture and a hydroponic system with the aim of providing food for the school’s lunches. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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While in the library parking lot in the rain during the community clean up this weekend; pushing a cart full of groceries to my car; at dinner in a restaurant with family members; and twice in the dentist’s chair as Novocain was taking effect! “Hey, Penny, can I ask you […]

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