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Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Blades of the World Converge on Los Angeles


On March 22, the best skaters in the world will converge on the Staples Center in Los Angeles for the 2009 World Figure Skating Championships. Falls Church News-Press will be there, but before the first lutz is jumped, let’s take a look at who some of the participants will be and who we might see […]

Business News & Notes

News The Falls Church City Public Schools have established a new award to recognize Falls Church businesses that have played an active role in the city’s public schools.

Skating’s Best Take Their Skills to Nationals


“I’m not going to lie, I want to win,” said Ashley Wagner of Alexandria regarding her goals for the 2009 U.S. Figure Skating Championships, which begin this Sunday, Jan. 18, in Cleveland, Ohio.

David Brooks: A Network of Truces

The U.S. brought no shortage of misconceptions into Iraq, but surely the longest lasting has been what you might call: Founding Fatherism. This is the belief that peace will come to the country when the nation's political elites gather at a convention hall and make a series of grand compromises involving power-sharing and a new […]

Jody’s Jam of The Week

Washington D.C. International Wine & Food Festival, Feb. 29 – March 2 at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington D.C.

Northern Virginia Men Set Sights On St. Paul Skating Championship

Parker Pennington

The senior men’s event at the 2008 Eastern Figure Skating Championships looked like a Washington, D.C.-area get together. Tommy Steenberg of Annandale claimed the gold, Parker Pennington of Fairfax the silver and perennial competitor Derrick Delmore of Alexandria the bronze. With the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships taking place in St. Paul, Minn., next week, […]

Dowd on Drinks: My Better Beverage Moments

I have always disliked year-in-review top 10 lists simply because it's such an arbitrary number. So here, in no particular order, are just some of my favorite drinking-world moments of 2007.

Local Skaters Seek to Make Mark at Upcoming U.S. Championships

ASHLEY WAGNER. (Photo: J. Barry Mittan)

As the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Minn., draw closer, Ashley Wagner of Alexandria is feeling the excitement. Senior ladies skate their short programs on Thursday, Jan. 24, at the Xcel Energy Center. After third-place finishes in the junior ladies competition at the 2007 U.S. Championships and World Junior Championships, she has […]

Fairfax C

FAMILY MEMBERS OF SLAIN Falls Church resident Steve Cornejo met with Mayor Robin Gardner last Saturday to urge on her efforts to win a new criminal investigation of the 2005 killing from the Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney’s office. Left to right: Austin Cornejo, Corina Menjivar, Jessica Menjivar, Jose Cornejo, Paula Salvador, Marvin Cornejo, Michael Gardner and Mayor Gardner. (News-Press photo)

Going into next Tuesday’s Virginia statewide elections, both candidates running to fill the shoes of retiring Fairfax County Commonwealth Attorney Robert Horan have said publicly that they will revisit a criminal investigation into the June 2005 shooting death of Falls Church city native Jack Stephen “Steve” Cornejo.

Bastille Day Bubbly

Falls Church Restaurant La Cote D’or Café held its annual Bastille Day waiter race last Saturday. The contestants had to navigate a course in the shortest amount of time, while retaining the most champagne. Jorge Del Carpio, right, won the grand prize of a trip to Paris. (Photos: News-Press)