Amid diverse cultures and backgrounds, the student body at Pimmit Hill Alternative High School share at least one thing in common: success on the most recent round of Virginia Standards of Learning, or SOL, exams.
Bunny Newbie Suits Up at F.C.’s Cherry Hill Egg Hunt
Twelve-year-old rabbit rookie Josh Gross of Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School will be hopping into the suit for the first time this year to play the Easter Bunny during the City of Falls Church’s annual Easter Egg Hunt.
Community News & Notes
W&OD Race Results Place Several F.C. Residents The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) 5K race, commemorating the trail’s 35th anniversary, was held last Saturday, March 28, and attracted 70 Falls Church denizens out of 450 runners.
Falls Church Skaters, Residents Defend Skate Park Amidst Recent Controversy
Falls Church residents and law-abiding skateboarders alike are speaking out against the recent bad wrap given to the mobile skateboard facilities at Madison Park in a recent letter to the editor sent to the News-Press.
House Atop a Cherry Hill
Originally built by William Harvey in 1845 and then valued at $665, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse on Park Avenue went through the Civil War and a handful of homeowners until it was turned over to the City of Falls Church government in 1968, and into a museum eight years later.
Mason’s Ray Secures States, Zero Losses During Season
As the last seconds ticked away in David Ray’s wrestling championship match Saturday, few in the crowd of 5,000 at the Salem Civic Center realized they were watching the George Mason High School senior make history.
Former Falls Church Resident Helen Hill Dies at Age 87
Former Falls Church resident Helen C. Hill, 87, of Columbia MD, passed away Monday, December 15, 2008.
F.C. Mayor Invites Obamas to Enroll in F.C. Schools
City Acts to Attract New Fed Staffers City of Falls Church Mayor Robin Gardner notified the News-Press yesterday that she’s preparing a letter to President-elect Barack Obama and his family, inviting them to enroll their children in the Falls Church City Public Schools.
Editorial: City Hall Goes for It
Citizens of the City of Falls Church should provide a standing ovation to their leaders at City Hall this week for swift and decisive action to capitalize on a special opportunity to bring in some new economic growth.
Future of Winter Hill Mulled After Housing Project OK’d
Following the Falls Church City Council approval earlier this month of a 174-unit affordable housing project, the fate of 83 existing affordable housing units in the Winter Hill section of the City remains undetermined.