News Briefs

August 23 – 29, 2007

F.C.’s Sam Waters, 14, to Sing Anthem at Sept. 22 Nats Game

Samuel Waters, 14, a student at the Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School in Falls Church, will be challenged to concentrate at school when it begins next month, because he’s slated to sing the National Anthem at the Saturday night, Sept. 22 Washington Nationals baseball game. Waters was selected during an “Anthem Idol” singing audition at the ESPN Zone in Washington, D.C. last month. He sings in the school choir and has sung the National Anthem at a number of little league tournament games, where his younger brother competes.


Edna Frady Celebrates 60 Years in Falls Church

Known affectionately for years as “Boss Frady,” Edna Frady, long-time leader of the Falls Church City Democratic Committee and a wide array of civic organizations and associations, celebrated her 60th year of residence in her City of Falls Church home last week. She was toasted at an informal luncheon of the Greater Falls Church Chamber of Commerce, where she is a member, on Tuesday. Frady moved to Falls Church as a young girl in 1947, the daughter of Donald S. Frady, at the time a field foreman for the Davey Tree Expert Company. Don Frady would go on to a colorful career as Director of Public Works for the City of Falls Church, building most of the roads, sidewalks and public buildings in the city. The Sept. 12, 1947 edition of the Falls Church Echo newspaper included an item that read as follows: “Donald S. Frady, 1004 N. Roosevelt St., a field foreman for Davey Tree Expert Co., was recently honored for 15 years service with the company. Along with a commendation from Martin L. Davey, Jr., youthful company president, Mr. Frady was awarded a service pin of yellow gold. Married and the father of one daughter, Mr. Frady is a member of the Masonic Order, the I.O.O.F., and the International Association of Lions Clubs.” Little was it known at the time how that small article referenced two giants-to-be in the legacy of Falls Church.


F.C. Day Care Enrollment Deadline Extended

The Falls Church City School System announced yesterday that it has extended the deadline to enroll children in the Elementary Day Care and Middle School ASAP programs to Wednesday, Aug. 29. All registration forms will need to be received in the day care office trailer, adjacent the Thomas Jefferson Elementary School at 601 S. Oak St., by 5 p.m. that day. For more information, call (703) 248-5600. Also, at its Aug. 28 business meeting, the F.C. School Board will vote on a provision to allow its Extended Day Care Advisory Board to consider allowing enrollment, on an individual basis, to non-city residents whose children attend schools in the city.


Nominees Notified of Acacia Bank ‘Nice Guy’ Fete

Individuals from throughout the Washington, D.C. region nominated for special recognition at the annual Acacia Federal Savings Bank “Nice Guy Awards” began receiving official notification that they have been nominated in the mail yesterday. All nominees will be invited to attend a luncheon set for Vienna, Virginia, on Sept. 19.