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Dar-Al Hijrah Honors Sewing Academy Graduates

May 11, 2018 5:15 PM0 comments

TWELVE STUDENTS graduated from the Islamic Relief USA-supported Sewing Academy at Dar-Al Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church on Thursday, May 3. The graduates put in 100 hours of training and learned to use both consumer and commercial-grade sewing machines. As a symbol of the graduates’ accomplishments, the students wore […]

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Jefferson Wins the Golden Pencil at Hippo-Tiger-Giraffe Games

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THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY teachers emerged victorious from the Hippo-Tiger-Giraffe games and claimed the highly coveted golden pencil, much to the chagrin of last year’s champions, Mount Daniel Elementary’s teachers.

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Mr. & Ms. Mason Announced, Despite No Competition

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Due to scheduling difficulties, this year’s Mr. & Ms. Mason was not decided through the much-beloved student performances but in interviews and questions to the nominees, and a vote by the faculty and student judges. The winners are Laura Whitaker and Sam Updike. They have earned bragging rights and the […]

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Pine Spring Student Wins Doodle4Google Competition

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Sarah Gomez-Lane, a first grader at Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church was surprised on May 3 with a school assembly put on by Google announcing her selection as one of 53 state/territory winners in the Doodle4Google competition. Gomez-Lane’s “Dino Doodle” was inspired by her favorite dinosaurs and her […]

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Grace Christian Gala Nets Over $100K in Auction

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On Sunday, April 29 Grace Christian Academy (GCA) hosted its second annual gala, Go All In For Grace, at the McLean Hilton in Tysons Corner. The event, which featured a sit-down dinner as well as silent and live auctions, raised nearly $120,000 for the school which provides a superior education […]

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F.C. Schools’ Simons Wins Nurse of the Year Award

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At the Fairfax County Annual Nurse’s Day Luncheon on May 4, the award for Nurse of the Year went to Aimee Simons for her excellence, including all her work with the Falls Church City Public Schools. Jessie Thackrey Preschool director, Rachel Hamberger attended the event and was a part of […]

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‘Charlotte’s Web’ Debuts At Creative Cauldron

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Creative Cauldron (410 S Maple Ave., Falls Church) presents “Charlotte’s Web,” May 24 – June 17. A beguiling, new musical version of E.B. White’s classic story about Wilbur, the little pig who becomes famous with the help of his clever spider friend Charlotte. Performances Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m. […]

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New Museum Dedicated to George C. Marshall

May 10, 2018 6:45 PM0 comments

Marshall High School honored the school’s namesake, General George C. Marshall, with a commemoration of the Marshall Museum in honor of his life and legacy. The event included a ribbon cutting, museum tours and keynote speaker, Lieutenant General Gwen Bingham (U.S. Army), the first female Quartermaster General of the United […]

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Escape Room Arlington Opens in June 1

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Richmond based Ravenchase Adventures has announced the opening date of its latest escape room venture: Escape Room Arlington. On Friday, June 1, Escape Room Arlington will become the Arlington area’s first escape room, joining the Richmond and Herndon locations in the Ravenchase family. Doors will open at 11 a.m. at […]

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Mason Boys Lax Celebrates Senior Night

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George Mason High School’s boys lacrosse team celebrated its senior night during its May 3 home game against Woodgrove High School. Despite a hard fight, the Mustangs fell 9-8 in overtime to the visiting Wolverines. Though the near-victory had a silver lining that in three previous years against Woodgrove, Mason […]

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