2024-05-26 11:52 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Annual Tinner Hill March to Honor Martin Luther King

By Edwin B. Henderson, II & Irene Chambers  The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation and the Social Justice Committee of Falls Church and Vicinity will hold its 3rd annual Martin Luther King Day March on Jan. 21 in the City of Falls Church, Virginia. The march will be followed by a program at the historic Falls […]

Guest Commentary: Charlottesville: Struggle for the Soul of America

What we saw this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, was a despicable spectacle of racial bigotry and hatred in full display, for the world to see. Recognizing that four statues in Charlottesville celebrated the racism, xenophobia and a time when slavery of African Americans was acceptable, the City decided to remove the statues. The events […]

Guest Commentary: Why We March: To Remember & Move Forward

By Edwin Henderson The Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Located in the City of Falls Church, the Foundation was created to preserve the rich cultural heritage of pioneering African Americans who fought racial segregation and established the nation’s first rural branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. […]

Longtime F.C. Resident Vesta Stevens Downer Dies at 92

Vesta Stevens Downer, 92, a longtime resident of the city of Falls Church, died at home of natural causes on November 22, 2016, with family by her side. Born in Chester, Nova Scotia, when her father brought her pregnant mother from Connecticut to visit the place of his birth, she became a naturalized citizen of […]

F.C.’s Tim Winters Named Student-Athlete of the Week

Timothy Winters, a Falls Church native and 2016 graduate of George Mason High School, has been named student-athlete of the week at Worchester Polytechnic Institute where he is on the men’s rowing Novice Eight team for the week ending Sunday, Oct. 16. Freshmen Mark Borghesani, Andrew Johnston, Marc Reardon, Ben Thornton, Brandon Fox, Tucker Grim, […]

‘Plants 4 Life’ Event Slated for Sept. 29 at F.C. Library

Mary Riley Styles Public Library at 120 N. Virginia Avenue is hosting an event called Plants 4 Life: Nutrition and Healthier Living on Thursday, Sept. 29 from 7 – 9 p.m. At the free class, registered nurse Margaretha Backers will teach about how to incorporate more fruits and vegetables into participant’s diets, some easy tips […]

Guest Commentary: An African American History Month Celebration

Over the last two decades Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation has become synonymous with African American history celebrations. To fulfill our mission of preserving and sharing African American history our organization hosts unique “edutaining” (entertaining and educational) events. This year the foundation will celebrate African American History Month with “Harlem Renaissance Fair” an evening of glitz […]

Santa to Visit James Lee Community Center

James Lee Community Center will be holding its annual Breakfast with Santa event on Saturday, Dec. 19 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at the community center, located at 2855 Annandale Road, Falls Church. The event is co-sponsored by the James Lee CC Advisory Council and the King Tyre Lodge. Breakfast at this free family event will […]

2 Falls Church Residents Serve in Americorps

Falls Church residents Greta Schaaf and Melissa Wilson recently began 10-month terms of service in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. Schaaf will be based out of Sacramento and Wilson will be based out of Denver. Schaaf, a graduate of George C. Marshall High School, and Wilson, a graduate of McLean High School, arrived at […]