Fall Church Summertime! News

 Festival Features Falls Church

On July 1, the Smithsonian Folk Festival in Washington, D.C. featured the City of Falls Church, whose theme was “Community through History.” The 400-square foot display included excavated artifacts, a timeline, historic and current photos, news releases and more. These memorabilia followed the City’s development of its schools, government, business, civil rights, housing, recreation, news, recycling, parks, parades, community organizations and more. The tent provided old-time toys, artifacts and fun facts for children.

At the Dogwood Stage, Diane Morse and Barbara Cram represented the City during a discussion on genealogy and family stories. Later, Cram and Keith Thurston engaged in a dialogue comparing the regions and landscapes of Falls Church with those of Kent, England.


Vacation Bible School at St. Patrick’s

St. Patrick’s Episcopal Church (3241 Brush Dr., Falls Church) is hosting a one-week bible-based camp from July 30 – August 3 for children in preschool up to middle school. This year, the theme will be on Noah’s Ark. The Vacation Bible School runs daily from 5 – 7:30 p.m. and dinner will be provided. It will conclude with a presentation on Sunday, August 5, at the church’s 10:30 a.m. service. For more information, call 703-532-5656. Register at by July 21.


Oakton Swim and Raquet Club Dive Team News

On June 26, the Oakton Otters competed in a tri-meet against Camelot and Springfield as their first Division 6 meet. Freshman Girls came away with five of the top seven spots, with Laura Branton in third, followed by Layne Stikeleather, Elana Colbert, Eryn Cooper and Julia Powell. Andrew Sargent won third at the Freshman Boys level. At the Junior Girls level, Victoria Sommese and Ann Jeanette Colbert took third and fourth place, while at the Junior Boys level, Stephen Kraklick and Michael Nicolich claimed third and fourth as well. Alex Sommese won first place at the Intermediate Girls level and Daniel Nugent took home first place in the Intermediate Boys. Congratulations to Emily Rakosi who won first place at the Senior Girls level and beat the Oakton record, which was also held by her. Kellie Ruffier won in second place with excellent dives. On July 3, Oakton will compete in their second meet at Stratford Pool near Alexandria.


 Northern Virginia Swimming League News


Area Team Results


Division 1

Overlee (261.0) def. Tuckahoe (141.0)

Division 3

Lee-Graham (245.0) def. Sully Station (157.0); McLean (243.5) def. Sleepy Hollow B & R (158.5)

Division 5

High Point Pool (239.0) def. Sideburn Run (162.0)

Division 7

Poplar Heights (204.0) def. Riverside Gardens (198.0)

Division 13


Arlington Forest (209.0) def. Holmes Run Acres (193.0); Camelot (221.0) def. Woodley (174.0)


Local Pools Competing Saturday, July 7 (all meets begin at 9 a.m.)


Division 1


Overlee at Vienna Aquatic; Chesterbrook at Tuckahoe


Division 3


Highlands Swim at McLean; Lee-Graham at Sleepy Hollow B&R


Division 5


High Point Pool at Commonwealth


Division 7


Lakevale Estates at Poplar Heights


Division 13


Arlington Forest at Woodley; Holmes Run Acres at Stratford



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