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F.C. Peace Corps Veteran Honored at Korean Reunion

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While Falls Church local Chuck Hobbie’s family was thrilled about his decision to join the U.S. Peace Corps back in 1968, only his mailman seemed to have qualms about his plans to teach English to Korean students in Seoul.

For Geurtsen, A South Pacific Sojourn

Battling a case of nerves isn’t that unusual on the first day of a new job. However, battling rapid, rain-forest river currents just to make it to the office is.

57-Year F.C. Resident Dies at Age 96

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Frances Webster Darby Loikow, 96, a 57-year resident of Falls Church, Virginia, before recently moving to Washington, D.C., died peacefully of heart failure on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Loikow served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps during World War II and taught school for […]

Marathon Mom: Former F.C. Resident Wraps National Marathon Tour in D.C.

ARLENE MARQUARDT IS ALL SMILES at the start of last Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. She walked the course with her daughter, Jen (center), and Jen's boyfriend, Paul Baker.

For most young children, the mindset is that their parents, or more generally all adults possess an unconditional power, a larger-than-life quality reflected in each youngster’s eyes. For the kindergarten class at North Park Elementary School in Santa Clarita, Calif., their admiration of their 59-year-old teacher, former Falls Church resident Arlene Marquardt, is not the […]

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