This Week

March 6 -12, 2008

Roadrunner Sports, featuring “Your Perfect Fit. Guaranteed”, has opened its new location in East Falls Plaza at 1120-1150 W. Broad Street in Falls Church. The new store, which carries a wide variety of running shoes, trail shoes, casual shoes, apparel and accessories, is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The official grand opening will be Friday, March 7 and Saturday March 8.


More than 140 restaurants, including Argia’s and zPizza in Falls Church, are participating in Dining Out for Life on Thursday, March 6. On that date, 25% to 100% of your bill will be donated to Food & Friends to provide home-delivered meals and nutrition services to more than 2,800 men, women and children facing HIV/AIDS, cancer and other life-challenging illnesses. For more information visit


A number of local businesses and organizations are participating in this month’s FIRSTfriday of Falls Church. On Friday, March 7, Art and Frame of Falls Church, Falls Church Arts, Clay Café Studios, The Arc of Northern Virginia, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Impulsive, Curves, Stifel and Capra, Sunrise of Falls Church and PNC Bank will all be hosting events featuring local artists. Additionally, Argia’s, Clare and Don’s, Ireland’s Four Provinces, Pilin Thai Restaurant and Maneki Neko Japanese Restaurant are all offering FIRSTfriday specials. For details about these events and special offers, visit


The Arc of Northern Virginia is celebrating its first year anniversary in their new space with an Open House from 6 to 9 p.m. in conjunction with FIRSTfriday on Friday, March 7. The Arc is located at 98 N. Washington Street in Falls Church. Refreshments will be provided by Red Hot and Blue. Reservations are required. Call 703-532-3214 x 103.


Anyone interested in spending St. Patrick’s Day at Ireland’s Four Provinces should hurry and book their reservation now while there is still space available. Lunch reservations are available for 11 a.m., 1 p.m. or 3 p.m. seatings. Dinner reservations are available for 5:00 pm, 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. seatings. The special menu includes soup or salad, choice of special Irish entree (Irish Stew, Corned Beef & Cabbage, Sheppard’s Pie, Cottage Pie, Fish & Chips, etc) and Bailey’s Irish Mouse. Call 703-534-8999 for reservations or information regarding their special St. Patrick’s Day catering options. Ireland’s Four Provinces is located at 105 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.


The Original Pancake House is serving "Green Eggs and Ham" on St. Patrick's Day, Monday, March 17. The eggs will be green, the ham pink and the pancakes green. Then, on Thursday, March 27 OPH will donate 15% of their total sales for that day to the Falls Church Education Foundation. The Original Pancake House, open for breakfast and lunch, is located at 370 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.


Falls Church’s Elevation Burger has announced a new partnership with Fransmart, an Alexandria based franchise development company. With plans for five additional corporate restaurants to be open by 2010, Elevation Burger is also targeting key markets in D.C. and Northern Virginia such as Alexandria, Ballston and Herndon for multi-unit franchise development and already has a number of prospective franchisees identified for supplementary markets around the metro. Elevation Burger was founded by Hans and April Hess in September 2005. The restaurant offers fresh organic burgers and its patented fresh fries cooked in olive oil. Restaurants are 1,500-2,000 square feet and seat 25 to 90 guests with outdoor seating. For more information or if you are interested in franchising please visit or contact Katie Magers at 214-520-7152 or


The five sponsorships offered for the 2nd Falls Church Elementary PTA Home & Garden Tour have been completely sold out more than two months before the event date of Sunday, May 4, 2008. The Tour’s Title Sponsor is Falls Church Cabinetry, LLC. Additional event supporters include four Premiere Sponsors, Moore Architects, PC, Cox Communications, Terra Landscape & Design, and Pie-Tanza Restaurant. The event is scheduled for Sunday, May 4, 2008, from noon – 4 p.m. To purchase tickets, please visit For more information, please contact the Home & Garden Tour chairpersons Andrea Roberson (703-403-2487) and Mary Asel (703-532-7064.)


As part of Falls Church Arts' Gallery Without Walls program, local businesses and organizations are exhibiting artwork created by area artists. All work will be on display through May, 2008. The Falls Church Housing Corporation’s Winter Hill Clubhouse (330B South Virginia Avenue) is featuring photographic images by noted artist Bob Witt. The VA Tech/UVA Northern Virginia Center Library on Haycock Road is featuring the paintings of Lisa Neher. Capital Area Pediatrics (Suite 100 at 407 N. Washington Street) is featuring artwork created by students from Thomas Jefferson Elementary School. Burke & Herbert Bank (225 W. Broad Street) is exhibiting photographic images of Sharjeel Javaid. And last, but hardly least, Falls Church’s City Hall (300 Park Avenue) is featuring the photography of Shaun van Steyn. For more information about how your business can participate in this free program, visit


Atlantic Realty Companies, the Falls Church News-Press, The Young Group, Janmedia Interactive, SmithGifford, Akridge Real Estate Services, Point of View Eyewear, and Venable LLP are all sponsoring the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce’s 2008 Awards Gala and Silent Auction taking place on Saturday, March 8 at the Clarendon Ballroom. Winners of the Chamber’s prestigious awards – the James S. Elkin Award for Humanitarianism, the Chamber Appreciation Award, the Carroll V. Shreve Award, and the Pillar of the Community Award – will be announced that evening. Tickets to the event, which includes dinner and silent and live auctions with more than 80 items from local businesses, are available for $135 by calling 703-532-1050.