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Local Teen Lands Himself on NYC Fashion Week Runway


CJ Hancock, a junior at Bishop Ireton High School in Alexandria used to a life of school and sport, stepped into a new world this February, taking to the catwalk for the first time during New York City’s Fashion Week.

Area High School Sports Roundup


Area Swimmers Move on to Regional Tournament At their AAA National Division Swim meets held last week, J.E.B. Stuart High School’s boys swim team claimed first place.

Community News & Notes


Puppets Come to McLean Community Center At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 14, Jim West Puppets will come to the McLean Community Center (1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean). Children ages 4 and up can enjoy familiar Aesop Fables, such as “The Goose That Lay the Golden Egg” and “The Boy who Cried Wolf,” at the Center.

Editorial: Waiting for Wammie

Yet again this month, on Feb. 15 the “Wammies,” the Washington Area Music Association’s annual awards bash, is coming to the State Theatre in downtown Falls Church.

Picking Splinters: Can Georgetown Find its Game?

Remember a few weeks back when I said that Georgetown looked like a fine-tuned machine? Remember when I even went so far as to liken them to Voltron? Yeah, well, right now, the Hoyas are more like Johnny 5 from “Short Circuit.”

Editorial: How Ads Work

Despite the almost breathtaking initiative coming out of Falls Church’s City Hall last week to move with warp-speed to pitch the City to the new Congress, in Washington for orientation, and the legions applying for 7,000 jobs with the new administration, no mention of the effort was made at this week’s City Council meeting.

Anything But Straight: Radio Hall of Shame

I once had a revealing conversation with an A-list news reporter, when I was trying to convince him to cover the scientific distortions of Focus on the Family’s James Dobson. He declined to do so because he felt that Dobson lies so frequently that it wasn’t news.

Press Pass with Finger Eleven


When the men of Finger Eleven first tracked out hit song “Paralyzer” from latest album Them Vs. You Vs. Me, they had no clue the bright future it would have.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

One of the inevitable realities of life is that everyone ages. Francis Bacon (1561-1625) wrote that “age appears to be best in four things – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”