2024-05-23 5:21 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Falls Church Locals Organize National Service Day of Efforts

In recognition of national day of service on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday, Jan. 19, area groups have rallied behind President-elect Barack Obama’s initiative and stepped up efforts to raise hope and wellbeing among Falls Church’s less fortunate.

Falls Church Business News and Notes

A “Pre-Holiday Shopping Bonanza” is being held at Oakwood Apartments from 5-7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 7. Free hot chocolate will be provided to those shopping the more than 15 local network marketing vendors.

Mason Football Trounced by Goochland


The George Mason High School Varsity Football team suffered its fourth straight loss on Friday night in a one-sided game against single-A powerhouse Goochland High School.

Summer Sports Roundup

McLean Loses Chance At All-Stars Victory After winning their District-4 championship, McLean’s manager Paul Schiffman said the team’s “strength is our hitting; the question will be will our pitching hold up.”

Falls Church City News Briefs


F.C. Resident Killed in D.C. Shooting Longtime City of Falls Church resident Barbara A. Carl, 47, of Poplar Drive, was shot and killed in Northwest Washington, D.C., while a passenger in a car in the 2400 block of Ninth Street near Howard University late Tuesday night. According to reports, D.C. Police said the incident may […]

Secrets of the Shriners* (* … or at least their tiny cars)

  Since the Shriners’ Kena 500 unit started performing in the Falls Church City Memorial Day Parade, they have been one of its undisputed highlights. Their sleek mini-Corvettes, executing precision maneuvers, combined with their ever-so-stylish fezzes, give them a perfect combination of supreme goofiness and undeniable coolness. It’s impossible to see them drive their cars […]

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  Falls Church Memorial Day Festival and Parade, Monday, May 26, 9 a.m. on, Parade at 1 p.m.

FCHS Girls Achieve Milestone In 9-7 Win

JAGS' CAPTAINS Jessica Thatcher, Jackie Jubien, Minh Le and Valerie Gibbons. (Photo: Courtesy FCHS)

The girls varsity lacrosse team of Falls Church High School defeated Centreville 9-7 Tuesday night, marking the first time ever the program has beaten a team from the Concorde District.

4 Scores of 7 Points Pace Mason High Past Luray

Antoneo Folks carries the ball for Mason last Friday night. The Mustangs cruised 28-0. (Photo: Elizabeth Morrison)

Coming off their first loss of the year to Stonewall Jackson and a subsequent bye week, Mason was given time to break down the flaws, most notably in their defense, and improve versus a depleted Luray squad, entering the game with just one win. The Mustangs took advantage of the opportunity, crossing the goal line […]