2024-06-18 5:24 AM

Statement from President Biden on Agreement between the UAW and Ultium Cells

By President Joseph R. Biden, via Press Release: I congratulate the United Auto Workers and Ultium Cells for reaching a historic agreement in Lordstown, Ohio, where UAW workers are manufacturing batteries for General Motors electric cars and trucks. This agreement significantly increases wages and ensures critical health and safety and scheduling protections for 1,600 workers.  […]

Chairs of Virginia Courts of Justice Committees: A.G. Miyares’s Opposition to ABA’s DE&I Standards Does Not Reflect Virginia’s Values

Via Sen. Scott Surovell Press Release, June 17, 2024 Mount Vernon, VA — Today, Senator Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) and Delegate Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Chairs of the Virginia Senate and House Courts of Justice Committees, wrote to the Council of the American Bar Association (ABA) condemning Attorney General Miyares’ recent attack on the ABA’s diversity, […]

F.C.’s Tinner Hill Music Festival Celebrates 30th Year

Taking place at its usual venue, the green, open expanse of Cherry Hill Park, the 2024 Tinner Hill Music Festival brought together a powerhouse lineup of musical acts to The Little City last Saturday. A foot-tapping blend of blues, reggae, jazz, gospel, and funk, this year’s artists drew a massive crowd — a sizable portion […]

FCKLL All-Star and Select Teams Announced

By Erika Toman We are thrilled to announce the exceptional talents selected for the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League (FCKLL) All-Star and Select teams. These players have demonstrated outstanding skill, dedication, and sportsmanship, earning them a well-deserved place on these prestigious rosters. For players, coaches, and families alike, this marks a thrilling journey filled with […]

News Briefs: June 13-19, 2024

Gun Buyback Event Called ‘Major Success’ A gun buyback event in coordination by the City of Falls Church and Arlington County held last weekend exhausted all of the private funds raised within the first half-hour of its opening, reported F.C. Council member Debbie Shantz-Hiscott. Fifty-five weapons were turned in at the event in that first […]

Charlie’s Critter Corner

Charlie is this week’s Critter, but one picture just wouldn’t do! We just had to share these with you, so enjoy a special online edition of Critter Corner!

Business News & Notes: June 13-19, 2024

Magical Mendelssohn Concert The Washington Sinfonietta performs the final concert of the season on Saturday, June 15, 7:30 pm at Falls Church Episcopal. Enjoy Die Hebriden, Op. 26, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 1, Op. 11. Ava Pakiam, a 14-year-old violinist studying at the Pre College of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, performs Violin […]

2 Meridian Students Win Cappie Awards

Abby Berg, Carlos Ortiz Win For ‘Frankenstein’ Roles Abby Berg and Carlos Ortiz of Falls Church’s Meridian High School won prestigious Cappie awards for theater arts in a gala that filled the Kennedy Center concert hall to capacity. They were both chosen for their roles in the spectacular spring production of “Frankenstein,” which was also […]

The LGBTQ+ Reach: June 13-19, 2024

A Ray of Hope in The Sunshine State On Tuesday, for the first time, a Federal court permanently blocked a law targeting Trans healthcare from taking effect, after issuing a preliminary block last June following passage of the law — Florida SB 254. The ruling from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of […]