This Week

September 7 – 14, 2006

Art and Frame of Falls Church is moving to 111 Park Avenue (formerly Miniatures from the Attic) on Monday, September 11, 2006. The custom frame shop, which also provides access to local art and artists, is open Monday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. For more information call 703-534-4202.


Bangkok Blues has unveiled its new guitar shaped bar. Now open for lunch as well as dinner and nightly entertainment, Bangkok Blues is located at 926 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. For a copy of their Thai menu or to see their live entertainment schedule, visit


Computer Associates has named Peter Scalone as Senior Vice President and General Manager for the Federal Division based out of CA’s headquarters in Herndon, Virginia. Scalone, a 15 year veteran of CA, will be responsible for all aspects of CA’s sales to the U.S. Federal Government. Prior to joining CA, he was with Sperry Corporation (now Unisys Corp). For more information about CA go to

Falls Church-based General Dynamics Corp. was awarded more than $40 million in delivery orders by the U.S. Army through two contracts worth a total of almost $5 billion. $25 million was awarded as part of a more than $194 million contract for the mobile gun system vehicle and nuclear biological chemical reconnaissance vehicle test support while another order for $15.8 million was granted as part of a more than $4.8 billion contract for the air conditioning kits for the Stryker Vehicle. General Dynamics employs approximately 81,900 people worldwide and had 2005 revenue of $21.2 billion. More information can be found online at

The Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Merrifield Business Association invite friends of the business community to their co-hosted September Networking Luncheon featuring Congressman Tom Davis. The annual event, which is typically sold out, will take place from 11:30 to 1:15 on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 at the Italian Café located at 7161 Lee Highway in Falls Church. RSVP’s are required by emailing or

Exhibit space is still available for the Greater Falls Church Business Expo scheduled for Saturday, November 4, 2006 at the Falls Church Community Center. Business exhibits, free seminars, and refreshments will be offered at this event which is free and open to the general public. Exhibit space is available on a first come first served basis. Call the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce for more information at 703-532-1050 or email

State Tax Notes, a weekly magazine regarding state-related tax news and analysis, celebrated 15 years with its September 5, 2006 issue. State Tax Notes is published by Falls Church based Tax Analysts, a nonprofit organization that provides premiere tax information worldwide. Tax Analysts also publishes the weekly magazines Tax Notes, which covers federal news and tax policy, and Tax Notes International, which covers tax developments around the world. Tax Analysts publishes daily on the web as well — Tax Notes Today, State Tax Notes, and Worldwide Tax Daily. To learn more about Tax Analysts’ wide variety of documents and research tools go to Or, if you would like a trial subscription to Tax Analysts’ products, call 800-955-3444 or 703-533-4400.

Taste of Falls Church has signed on a number of local restaurants including 2 Sisters, Aldo’s Italian Steakhouse, Argia’s Broad Street, Charlie Horse Grill, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Ledo Pizza Restaurant and Catering, Lebanese Taverna, Robeks, Sunrise of Falls Church, The Auld Shebeen, ZPizza and, for discerning canines, the Organic Doggie Kitchen. A number of local artists will have their works on display and for sale while Don Bridges, Catfish Hodge, and Dusty Rose perform. The family friendly event will take place rain or shine from noon to 5:00 pm in the parking area behind the 100 block of N. Washington Street. Taste tickets will be available for $3 or ten for $25.00. For more info email or call 703-532-1050.


Clarification: Please note that Leslie Hutchinson (note spelling) and Dave Hutchinson are the owners of Robeks in Herndon and the new Falls Church location set to open in October at 1063 W. Broad Street. Falls Church resident Leslie Hutchison (again, note spelling) is the Platinum Club RE/MAX Realtor and owner of Impulsive Gallery located at 502 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.