2024-05-27 12:19 PM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

House Atop a Cherry Hill


Originally built by William Harvey in 1845 and then valued at $665, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse on Park Avenue went through the Civil War and a handful of homeowners until it was turned over to the City of Falls Church government in 1968, and into a museum eight years later.

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

Each November, hundreds of county elected officials gather in Bath County for the Virginia Association of Counties’ (VACO) annual conference. The two-day meeting gives county Supervisors an opportunity to hear from each other about common issues of concern, as well as meet with state officials in preparation for the upcoming General Assembly session. Breakout sessions […]

Shields Touts

Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields hailed the use of “eminent domain,” the government’s right to force the sale of private property for public use, in two sessions discussing the proposed City Center plan for Falls Church last week. The sessions were called “Deliberation Days” and drew a combined attendance of 95 citizens last Thursday […]

Editorial: No End In Sight

City of Falls Church leaders, including of its local newspaper, saw enough architectural renderings of potential new commercial and mixed use buildings the first two days of this week to make their heads spin. Monday night at City Hall, the City Council and Planning Commission came together to get another look at the project the […]

Will It Get Built?

Big F.C. Downtown Plan Faces Long Road Before OKs A major downtown development proposal in the center of the City of Falls Church involves land already secured, plans already drawn up in collaboration with City planning officials, vetting and a favorable report by a citizen-based committee, and promises to bring in at least $2 million […]