2024-06-14 7:35 AM

A Penny for Your Thoughts

In the run-up to Memorial Day and the official start of swimming pool season for many neighborhoods, we sometimes lose track of other annual springtime events where we say “thank you” to those who make a difference in our community. Here are some that didn’t make the “other paper.”

What’s Brewing at FCHS? Jaguar Joe

Photo by Stephanie Foxwell

Forget the Wharton School of Business, Falls Church High School is the place to learn how to implement a successful business plan. In less than five months, students participating in the culinary arts, marketing and visual communication curricula have created Jaguar Joe, Falls Church High School’s own custom blend of coffee.

School News and Notes


Geography bee contestants at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School prepare to take their turn at the microphone. Seventh grade student Phoebe Galt took home the gold, winning the championship and will advance to the state competition. (Photo: Karen Acar)

A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church

Starbucks Coffee Company recently announced that it had opened 728 new stores in the first quarter of its fiscal year, which ended on December 31, 2006. One store that it didn’t open is the new Beanetics Coffee Roasters in the Annandale Shopping Center, 7028 Columbia Pike, near Silverado Restaurant. Beanetics is an independent, locally owned, […]

Restaurant Review: Beanetics Coffee Roasters


While we are all aware of the ubiquitous nutrition facts on the back of a box, we may not be aware the detail that a considerable amount of science goes into transforming a raw material into a delicious dish ready for consumption.