In a first for U.S. figure skating, three members of the Olympic team are the children of Olympians. Pair skater Ashley Cain-Gribble and ice dancer Jean-Luc Baker along with men’s alternate Ilia Malinin followed their parents into the sport and are now hoping to match their parents’ accomplishments of skating on Olympic ice.
The Falls Church City Council last week brought up the issue related to a property owner wanting to build an ‘accessory structure’ on his property. This action is allowed under current zoning regulations within the city of Falls Church. The issue for council was, if the city would remove a restrictive covenant that had been placed on the property back in the 1980s. The property owner was seeking the vacating of an easement in order for the accessory structure to be built on that part of the property. The issue received full support from the city council.
According to data published by Realtor.com, there are currently 198 homes for sale in the City of Falls Church, ranging in price from $162,000 to $2.3 million. The median listing home price is $595,000; the median sold home price is $610,000, although the assessed values that are due from the City assessor’s office by the end of this month will average out considerably higher.
In the wake of newly-inaugurated Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s executive order last weekend prohibiting mask-wearing mandates for public schools, contravening state law to the contrary, the school board of the Falls Church City Public Schools met at length tonight and adopted a new student masking policy that will continue to require all students wear masks for the next three weeks, until Feb. 14, or until the Fairfax Health Department has deemed the Covid-19 infection rate in the City to be lowered from its current rating as “high” to “moderate” for a period of seven consecutive days, and at that point make masking optional for students whose parents act to opt them out.
LOCAL EVENTS Thursday, January 20 – Baby Storytime. Join Tysons-Pimmit Library for songs, rhymes, stories and activities for you and your baby. Build an early literacy foundation while enjoying time together in your lap. Space limited to 15 children with one caregiver each. No registration, customers will be allowed in […]
Having served as a teacher in the Falls Church City Public Schools for fourteen years, and having lived in the city for five, I know how much our community values service and collective action. Our nickname, “The Little City,” highlights the value we place on community and on maintaining a small town feel with global amenities and perspective.
Gracie was adopted 1 year ago from Wolf Trap Animal Rescue. She is a new resident of Falls Church and loves saying “hi” to other dogs on her walks and playing at local dog parks. Here she is enjoying a snowy stroll through Benjamin Banneker Park.
Chef Jacques Imperato was 20 years old when he came to the States from France. With little to no English under his belt he worked his way through Kitchens until finally taking over La Cote D’or Cafe located on Lee Highway in 2016. While talking with him he asked, “Do you know what the most expensive thing in a restaurant is?…An empty chair.”
This past Monday, my planned 20 minute walk turned into an hour as I marveled at the beauty of northern Virginia covered in snow, including street signs. So yes, I missed a turn and got lost. When I got home, I turned on the lights and a heater. My day went on. All the energy I’m using this week will taunt me during next month’s utility bill.
I read in the FCNP that there will be a tax on plastic bags come April, and they will cost 5 cents each.