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F.C. Council May Opt for Steeper Tax to Keep Bus

Holds Options for Leap to $1.09 Rate Voting Monday to give themselves the option of raising the real estate tax rate even higher than the four-cent boost recommended by City Manager Wyatt Shields, most on the Falls Church City Council expressed the desire to keep some form of the City’s own GEORGE bus system intact.

Northern Virginia Art Beat

Human Abstractions Connie Imboden and her recent works, at Heineman Myers (4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Md.). This exhibit runs through April 25. For more details, call 301-951-7900, or you can visit www.heinemanmyers.com or the artist’s web site at www.connieimboden.com.

The Peak Oil Crisis: Renovating Suburbia

There has been a lot written lately about the coming demise of America’s suburbs. The general thesis is that without cheap fuels for cars, lawnmowers and heating, suburban living will become untenable.

Summer Sports Roundup


Local Skater’s Ice Feats Capture Medals Hannah Schlesinger, 9, of Falls Church was the overall champion of the Pre-Preliminary free skate at the Hershey Open Figure Skating Competition held in Hershey, Pennsylvania this week.

Northern Virginia Art Beat

  Art-omatic May 9 through June 15. Exhibition located at 1200 First St. NE, D.C., on the corner of First & M Streets NE. Nearest Metro station: New York Avenue on the Red Line. Hours: Wed. – Thu.: 5 – 10 p.m.; Fri. – Sat.: Noon – 2 a.m.; Sun.: Noon -10 p.m.; Closed Mon. […]

Mason High Girls Tennis Regroups With 3 Wins

After taking some lumps early in the season, the George Mason High School girls varsity tennis team has won three of its last four matches, including the first meeting of the year against Clarke County, the Mustangs' only opposition for the Bull Run District title.

Paul Krugman: Poverty Is Poison

"Poverty in early childhood poisons the brain." That was the opening of an article in Saturday's Financial Times, summarizing research presented last week at the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Nicholas F. Benton: In the Name Of Religion

Admittedly, mortality is scary. Life as we like to experience it seems closed in by everything it isn’t and sometimes that’s felt more acutely than others. Accidents, disasters, illness, aging, dying, death, the haunting mystery of not-life, is there any wonder why people tend to look beyond the day-to-day to seek some enduring, transcendent meaning […]

Northern Virginia Art Beat


'Fall Solos 2007'   Through November 17, at Arlington Art Center (3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington). Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday: 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Call 703-248-6800 or see www.arlingtonartscenter.org for more details. Opening reception: Friday, October 5, 6 – 9 p.m.