This Week

September 21 – 27, 2006

2 Sisters Coffee, Aldo’s Italian Steakhouse, Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar, Argia’s, Broad Street Tavern, Charlie Horse Grill, Clare & Don’s Beach Shack, Hoang’s Grill & Sushi Bar, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Ledo Pizza Restaurant, Lebanese Taverna, Robeks Fruit Smoothies & Healthy Eats, Sunrise of Falls Church, Sweet Rice Thai Cuisine, The Auld Shebeen, and ZPizza will all be offering tasty selections at the 2nd Annual Taste of Falls Church. The event will take place Saturday, Sept. 30, 2006 in the parking area of the 100 block of N. Washington Street. Proceeds will benefit three Falls Church based nonprofit organizations: The Center for Multicultural Human Services, Falls Church Arts, and the Unity Club. See the advertisement elsewhere in this issue of the Falls Church News-Press for more information.

Capital Management Group was recognized in the July issue of Financial Advisor magazine as one of the country’s leading Registered Investment Advisory firms. These are independent firms who generally manage investments for high-net-worth individuals and families, and are held to extremely high “fiduciary” ethical standards. For more information about Capital Management Group contact Michael Byman at

The Greater Falls Church Housing Corporation is hosting the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s September Networking Mixer from 5:30 – 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2006.  The event will take place at their Winter Hill Clubhouse located at 33 B S. Virginia Avenue in Falls Church. Refreshments, representing the wide array of cultures served by the FCHC, will be provided at this event which is open and free to the general public. 

Ed Hogg, Agency Principle of The Hogg Insurance Group (Allstate Insurance) has been named as President of the Greater Merrifield Business Association. Hogg’s appointment was announced this week by Karen Hammond of the Hammond Agency. Hammond served as the GMBA’s president for the last three years and was the guiding force behind the new annual Make A Difference Day in Merrifield. Hogg, who has been a member of GMBA for 3 years, will be opening a Falls Church location in addition to his Merrifield location on October 1, 2006. For more information about the GMBA contact Nikki Doremus at  

O’Neill Financial Group now offers travel medical insurance for US citizens traveling abroad and for non-US citizens traveling abroad or in the US. It has short-term and long-term plans, group plans, mission plans, extreme-sport plans, employer plans for groups of three or more internationally-assigned employees, and trip cancellation programs. For information about any of these programs, and for life, health, disability, and long-term-care insurance, please call Pat O’Neill at 703 534 3255.

Techbooks, Inc., a Falls Church-based global leader in integrated content transformation solutions, has signed an agreement to acquire Whitmont Legal Technologies, Inc., a leading litigation support and eDiscovery services company. This purchase places Techbooks squarely in the rapidly growing market for electronic data discovery services driven by the move toward outsourced legal services. Techbooks employs more than 4,000 people worldwide. For more information on Techbooks and its services please visit

Vantage Fitness is offering local residents the opportunity to try their facilities out for free Sept. 21 – 24, 2006. During this Open House, Vantage is also offering membership specials and waiving the initiation fee for all annual memberships. Vantage Fitness is located at 442 S. Washington Street in Falls Church. For more information call 703-241-0565 or visit  

Weichert, Realtors’ Arlington office announced that David Lloyd, a member of the top-ranking Chairman of the Board Premiere Club, earned the top producer honor for the month of August while Matthew Shepard, also a Premiere Club member, led the way in listings and Chairman’s Club member Jane Jensen was the top seller. Weichert’s Arlington office is located at 4701 Old Dominion Drive. For more information call 703-527-3300 or visit