2024-07-17 6:33 PM

Doggy Diplomats of the Foreign Service Make Big Impact

For former Falls Church resident Loren Braunohler, having a dog in the family is an important piece of certainty in their transient life. Braunohler’s husband, Walter, is a Foreign Service Officer in the State Department, which involves moving overseas from post-to-post every two to three years with their four children and cream colored golden retriever, […]

A Single Family Home in the City Under a Million? Good Luck!

In the past year, the median sale price of a single family home in Falls Church surpassed a record-setting $1 million. The milestone reflects the past two decades of rising home prices in the region and the ultra-competitive nature of its real estate market. For buyers looking to live in or near Falls Church but […]

Ukrainian Refugee Celebrates Her Freedom on Fourth of July

Olena Liashenko knows the importance of independence. The Falls Church resident fled her home country of Ukraine in May 2022 by way of Poland and Mexico. The triumphant expressions of patriotism that commence around the United States on July 4 are a long-standing ritual for those whose families have been in America for generations. But […]

FCPD Public Safety Aides: Directing Traffic by Day, Recharging by Night 

After two longtime crossing guards that had worked with the Falls Church City Police Department for over five decades retired, Captain Stephen Rau knew it was time to rethink the role.  It was difficult to hire and retain employees in the position, as it had odd hours: two hours in the morning and two hours […]

Art and Frame’s Dedication of The Eileen Levy & Andrzej Żmudzki

Art and Frame of Falls Church’s new location features a gallery dedicated to two local artists who were instrumental in owner Tom Gittins’ career. The Eileen Levy & Andrzej Żmudzki Art Gallery will feature works from various Falls Church artists.  The dedication ceremony, which took place on Sunday, June 25, featured music from the Andrew […]

Motor Lodge Remains Boarded Up Amid Interest Rate Hikes

The Stratford Motor Lodge has been an eyesore for neighbors and passerbyers since it closed and was boarded up in 2021. But it sits on a prime piece of Falls Church real estate, across from the Harris Teeter in the commercial section of Broad Street.  Development proposals have come and gone — including a senior […]

Increased Construction Costs Hit Falls Church HS Renovation

The latest effects of inflation and supply chain troubles have hit Falls Church High School hard as district staff and school board members try to find ways to mitigate the impact of rising costs on the school’s ongoing renovation. The project, which began last spring, is slated to increase the building’s square footage, capacity for […]

Parade Dance Troupe Keeps Local Bolivian Culture Alive

Atop a nondescript parking ramp among doctors’ offices in Fairfax, people of all ages gather to keep Bolivian culture and tradition alive through music and dance.  Alma Boliviana, a dance troupe that will be among those performing at the Falls Church Memorial Day Parade, has over 100 members that meet twice a week to learn […]

Meridian Artist-in-Residence Creates Installations and Community

After twenty-four years in Falls Church City Public Schools, retired art teacher Marc Robarge wasn’t done just yet. This January, he returned to Meridian High School as the district’s first artist-in-residence.  The residency came about when current art teachers Christina Leigh and Sarah Gurgo proposed the idea for a Falls Church Education Foundation Teacher Grant, […]