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F.C. High School Band to Hold Reunion

From Friday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Aug. 30, the Falls Church High School Band Reunion Committee is inviting all Falls Church Band alumni to the Orkney Springs Hotel (221 Shrine Mont Cir., Orkney Springs) for a reunion. Featured in the weekend’s program are evening jam sessions, multi-media presentations and performances by two of the school’s most prestigious alumni, Don Lucas and Jon Lewis. The cost for attending the reunion ranges from $15 – 150 depending on accommodations. Plan to gather at the hotel by 2 p.m. For more information, call Becky Bensenhaver at 540-678-9027. 926nnjodywagner

F.C. High School Band to Hold Reunion

From Friday, Aug. 28 – Sunday, Aug. 30, the Falls Church High School Band Reunion Committee is inviting all Falls Church Band alumni to the Orkney Springs Hotel (221 Shrine Mont Cir., Orkney Springs) for a reunion. Featured in the weekend’s program are evening jam sessions, multi-media presentations and performances by two of the school’s most prestigious alumni, Don Lucas and Jon Lewis. The cost for attending the reunion ranges from $15 – 150 depending on accommodations. Plan to gather at the hotel by 2 p.m. For more information, call Becky Bensenhaver at 540-678-9027.

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‘CHARLEY’S ANGELS’ was the impromptu nickname given to this trio of political heavyweights among the more than 100 assembled in a Falls Church home last week for the annual fundraising barbecue of the Virginia Partisans Gay and Lesbian Democratic Club. The club’s president is Charley Conrad. Left to right: Fairfax County Board Chair Sharon Bulova, Democratic Lieutenant Governor candidate Jody Wagner, and Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross. More than $20,000 was raised at the event, which was catered by Freddie’s Beach Bar of Pentagon City. (Photo: News-Press)

Polu Kai Services Ranked in Inc. Magazine

On Wednesday, Aug. 12, Polu Kai Services, LLC was ranked on Inc. magazine’s third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

The business based in Falls Church has been running for six years and has achieved a growth of 110.2 percent in revenues since the year 2005.

Polu Kai Services, LLC delivers environmental and constructions services, including environmental remediation, hazardous waste management, contaminated soil disposal and more. For more information on this company, visit www.polukaiservices.com.

Bank of America Hosts Military Family Movie Night

On Saturday, Aug. 29, Bank of America is welcoming all to the Military Family Movie Night to celebrate veterans and their families. Watch “Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” under the stars, while enjoying free popcorn. The festivities will begin at 7:30 p.m. and the movie will start at sundown. This event is to take place at Bluemont Park (601 N. Manchester St., Arlington). Admission is free. For more information, contact Lindsay Kos at [email protected]

McLean Community Center Seeks Vendors

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JAN DU PLAIN (third from right) was inducted as a member of the Falls Church Rotary Club at last Thursday’s meeting at the Harvest Moon Restaurant. Shown with her after the induction ceremony is District Governor Horace McCormack on the left, and to his right are Sherri Johnson, District Liaison Bill Bailey, Tin Lay Raschid and Club President Steve Gage. (Photo: Courtesy Joe Scheibeler)

The McLean Community Center is seeking vendors to participate in its Fall Community Flea Market to be held on Saturday, Sept. 12. Open to professional flea market dealers and individuals selling household items. The sale will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Business Bank Parking Lot (1451 Dolley Madison Blvd., McLean). A limited number of selling spaces are available for $45. To register, visit www.mcleancenter.org.

Goitia Selected to Serve as Page in D.C.

George C. Marshall junior Melissa Goitia has been selected to serve as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives for the 2009 Fall Session. Page duties include delivering correspondence and legislative materials within the congressional complex.

Goitia was selected through an application process by the office of Congressman Jim Moran. She’ll be serving as a page through the first semester of the school year, and will return to Marshall at the end of January.

F.C. Gallery Announces ‘Artists Helping Others’

On Friday, Aug. 28 from 6 – 9 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 2 from noon – 4 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 30 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. the Falls Church Gallery will be holding “Artists Helping Others.” The show and sale will benefit two local charities, Homestretch and Committee for Helping Others. The event is to be held at the Vienna Presbyterian Church (124 Park St. NE, Vienna). For more information, contact Theresa Stifel at 703-407-0770.

Falls Church Rotary Club Holds Meeting

On Thursday, Aug. 27, special guest Horace McCormack, the Governor of the Northern Virginia Rotary District, will speak at the Club dinner meeting.

The dinner will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Harvest Moon Restaurant (7260 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). The meal cost is $11 per person.

For more information, call 202-268-5089.

F.C. Resident Ties Knots in Boulder, Colorado

Alexandre Garrison, son of Falls Church residents Mr. and Mrs. John Garrison, wed Rebecca Moyer, daughter of Mrs. Lynette Moyer of Colorado and the late Mr. Albert Moyer on June 27.

Garrison graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s in Architecture. The bride grew up in Blacksburg, Va. and graduated from the University of Virginia as well.

The wedding was held in Boulder, Colorado at the First Congregational Church. The couple will reside in Charlottesville, Va.

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ALEXANDRE GARRISON of Falls Church married Rebecca Moyer of Colorado on June 27 in Boulder, Colo. The couple will reside in Charlottesville, Va. (Photo: Courtesy John Garrison)

Daughter of Former F.C. Vice Mayor Weds

On Saturday, May 23, Chanin Knight, daughter of former Falls Church Vice Mayor Gary Knight and Maryann Dean, married Gregg Sangillo of Philadelphia at the Woodrow Wilson House in Washington, D.C. The reception followed at the Bumpercar Pavilion at Glen Echo Park.

The bride graduated from George Mason High School and attended New York University, the George Washington University and the Washington Art Institute. Mr. Sangillo attended Westchester College and the University of Pennsylvania.

The couple will reside in Northwest Washington after a honeymoon in the Greek Islands.

 

Marshall High Dance Team Receives Awards


George C. Marshall High School’s Dance Team
participated in the Universal Dance Association camp at Ocean City, Maryland past July.

The members of the team received various awards, among which was the Superior Trophy, which gave them the opportunity to compete at the National Level in Orlando, Florida in February of 2010.

The members of the team are Diana Man (captain), Tayler Kenney (co-captain), Kiana Ragland, Christina Harris, Emily Austin, Emily Shibut, Jessica Baralt, Katherine Joa, Jessica Gentile, Amanda Denny, Reese Wold, Sara Bojo, Lexie Tsantes and Alisha Kusumawardhani, headed by Coach Denyse Kenney.

J.E.B. Stuart H.S. Music Department Holds Tag Day

On Saturday, Sept. 12, the music students from J.E.B. Stuart High School’s Band, Orchestra and Chorus will make their annual door-to-door visits to every house in the community to ask for contributions. The money supports uniforms, music, travel to competitions and other costs.

The students will be collecting starting at 8:30 a.m.

Schmid Elected as Pastor Emeritus at F.C. Church

The Falls Church Presbyterian Church (225 E. Broad St., Falls Church) elected the Reverend Thomas H. Schmid as Pastor Emeritus at a meeting of the Congregation on Aug. 16.

A celebration of his ministry will include a “Tomcert” by the choir and members of Choralis on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. and a single service on Sunday, Sept. 13 at 10 a.m. to be followed by a picnic on the grounds of the Church. For more information, call 703-532-6518.

Connolly to Address NARFEA on Health Care

On Wednesday, Sept. 2, Congressman Connolly will speak to the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFEA) on health care and other legislations in progress. Admission is free for this event. For more information, call 703-323-7847.

Boy Scouts America Troop Celebrates 60th Anniversary

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George C. Marshall H.S. Dance Team members went to the Universal Dance Association (UDA) Dance Camp in Ocean City, Md. last month, taking home 33 blue ribbons. Members include Diana Man, Tayler Kenney, Kiana Ragland, Christina Harris, Emily Austin, Emily Shibut, Jessica Baralt, Katherine Joa, Jessica Gentile, Amanda Denny, Reese Wold, Sara Bojo, Lexie Tsantes and Alisha Kusumawardhani. (Photo: Courtesy Kimberly Sayer-Marsh)

On Saturday, Sept. 9, all current and former Troop 624 scouts are invited to join the Boy Scouts of America Troop 624 Chain Bridge District to celebrate the Scouts’ 60th Anniversary.

Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner at 7 p.m. The dinner celebration will include a slide show, skits and story telling.

The event will be held at St. Ann Church and Parish Hall (5300 N. 10th St., Arlington).

Fore more information,  e-mail [email protected]

New Girls’ Soccer Coach Hired at Marshall High

George C. Marshall High School has announced the hiring of Ann Orrison Germain as its new head Girls’ Soccer Coach. Coach Germain was a member of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team from 1984 – 1986 and has coached at the high school or club level since 1980. For more information, contact Coach Germain at [email protected]

 

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