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F.C. Council to Act on Salaries, Tinner Hill District Monday

Thursday, June 20 — The Falls Church City Council will act on the formation of a Tinner Hill Historic District at its meeting this Monday night, as well as annual compensation packages for the City Manager, City Attorney and City Clerk. according to an agenda for the meeting that was released today. Proposed compensation packages are $240,764 annually with […]

Business News & Notes: June 20-26, 2024

New Feature at Duangrats The pop-up Thai street food of One Night in Bangkok has landed permanently upstairs at Duangrat’s. Named for the 1984 Murray Head club, Eddie Duangrat created an atmosphere drawing on the vibes and nightlife as a teen in the ‘80s. The menu boasts twenty dim sum dishes, as well as other […]

Letters to Editor: June 20-26, 2024

F.C. Crime Reports: An Alarming Trend? Editor, Jennifer de Vignier’s letter, “F.C. Crime Reports: An Alarming Trend,” points to a rise in the police department crime reports published in the News-Press, which she sees as “a rising crime rate in our city.” As proof, she is “disheartened to see that that the column had to […]

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church: June 20-26, 2024

R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin sang about it. Aristotle, Shakespeare, and Baudelaire wrote about it. Thomas Jefferson referenced it in the Declaration of Independence. Machiavelli mentioned it in “The Prince.” A 14-year-old George Washington made it the first entry in his “Rules of Civility & Decent Behaviour,” based on an earlier book of French maxims: “every action […]

Delegate Marcus Simon’s Richmond Report: June 2024

Congratulations to the winners of this week’s primary elections, especially Gerry Connolly in the nearby 11th Congressional District. Gerry has been an amazing representative for Fairfax County and Northern Virginia and I’m sure he will continue to make us all proud. Congratulations also to Suhas Subramanyam, who will be campaigning to succeed my friend Jennifer […]

News Briefs: June 20-26, 2024

VPIS Announces Line Up for Summer Concerts in the Park The Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) this week announced the schedule for the Summer Concert series of free concerts at Falls Church’s Cherry Hill Park every Thursday evening. The series starts tonight (June 20) with the Falls Church Concert Band. It is […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: June 20-26, 2024

My Comments To The Fairfax Co. Board Last week I had the honor of accepting the Pride proclamation from the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors at their June meeting, a tradition I started in 2013 with then Dranesville supervisor John Foust. At the time gay marriage was still illegal in Virginia and nationwide. Only Arlington […]

New Uyghur Restaurant Moving Into Orso Space

It was a sudden, unhappy development for Falls Church when the popular Pizzeria Orso restaurant on S. Maple announced it was shutting down almost immediately this spring. Now, that shocking news has been met with a much happier report, and this concerns a new restaurant that will be occupying the space by the end of […]

‘Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds’ Come to Life at Nova Nightsky Theater

Nova Nightsky Theater is currently presenting Paul Zindel’s Pulitzer Prize-winning family drama, “The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds.” This compelling show is a highly intimate theatrical experience, with particular resonance for those who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s. Written and set during this period, the play follows the lives of two […]