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Press Pass with The Alarm


It was October of 2007 and Mike Peters, frontman of Welsh rockers The Alarm, was on top of the world. OK, so it helped that he was already at 18,500 feet, doing what he loves most – performing music – on the slopes of Mt. Everest.

Community News and Notes

NO SOONER DID SCHOOL let out, than a new entrepreneurial effort showed up on a sidewalk of Falls Church last weekend, the lemonade stand commandeered by Jeffrey Nugara, Abjijit Narain, Arjun Narain and Joshua Mann in the Winter Hill neighborhood. (Photo: News-Press)

City Implements Holiday Schedule for July 4 The following City of Falls Church services will be closed on July 4: City Hall, Community Center, Courts, DMV Select Office, Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Schools, Senior Center and Sheriff’s Office. The George Local Transit Service will not run, and there will be no Friday trash and […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Will Oscar Smell

I am proud to report that I achieved one of my New Year’s resolutions this week by, for my first time, seeing all five Academy Award “Best Picture” nominees prior to the Oscar ceremonies this weekend. It was hard to make it to a screen still showing “Michael Clayton,” but since it was the last […]

Community News and Notes

U.S. REP. JIM MORAN, whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City of Falls Church, came before the F.C. City Council Monday night to provide an overview of what’s going on in Washington, his legislative priorities, and to listen to City officials’ requests for federal support. To his immediate right are City Manager Wyatt Shields […]

Anything But Straight: Putting Lies To The Test

Last week, I wrote about Warren "Dr. Blog" Throckmorton an unlicensed psychologist from a small Christian school in Pennsylvania. He has written no books, produced no noteworthy studies and his main claim to fame is his online diary, where he kvetches about real researchers who have actually stepped foot in the lab.

Anything But Straight: Gay Pride and Putin

The first sign that Russia’s march toward freedom was on a downward spiral came on June 16, 2001, when George W. Bush said of Russian President Vladimir Putin, "I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very good dialogue. I was able […]

Make-A-Wish Foundation Provides F.C. Child With Royal Disney Treatment

Ava, shown here with her brother, enjoyed a performance of Disney on Ice during the troupe's recent stop in D.C. Ava has been diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia

The snow had fallen, and with it an inch of ice, making treacherous the roads leading from Falls Church to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The conditions had closed the schools that morning and persuaded most motorists to stay indoors after the sun had set. The Baumgartner family, on the other hand, was not […]

Community News and Notes

F.C. Little League Signups Approach With these warmer-than-normal temperatures, it feels like now is as good a time as any to turn your thoughts to the summer time and registering for the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League. Registration will be held for the first time on Jan. 6 from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at […]