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Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Restaurant Spotlight: Big Buns Gourmet Grill

  The catchphrase, “I like big buns and I can not lie,” will resonate in your head after one bite out of a seasoned and grilled Angus beef burger from Big Buns Gourmet Grill, an eatery that is sure to offer a side order of puns along with oversize patties sandwiched in freshly baked buns.

Mustangs Again Halted in Finals

Mason High Girls Tennis Falls in State Finals for 3rd Straight Year   The third time was not the charm for the George Mason High School girls varsity tennis team. After advancing to the Virginia Group A state finals for the third time in three years, the Mustangs were again halted on the brink of […]

Press Pass with Band of Heathens

“Organic” is one polite term that could be used to describe the formation of the Austin-based Band of Heathens. “Accidental” is a more blunt, though perhaps more accurate label. Regardless of the adjective, when you listen to the country-rock collective, it’s apparent that any accident that brought songwriters Colin Brooks, Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist […]

Radford Ruins Mason High’s Drive for Five

  Boys Tennis Team Stopped in State Semis; Goetz/Vroom Fall in Doubles Final George Mason High School’s streak of four consecutive state championships in boys tennis came to an end Friday, as Radford gritted through severe cramping issues and blistering heat to unseat the defending Group A state champs.

Tinner Hill’s Blues Festival Floods F.C. This Weekend

“We’re rolling out the blue carpet — or the blues carpet,” said Nikki Graves Henderson, Acting Director of the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation, of the upcoming Tinner Hill Heritage and Blues Festival, a tribute to the late Piedmont Blues legend John Jackson. The Tinner Hill 15th Annual Blues Festival will run from June 13-15 all […]

Falls Church City News Briefs

Last Week’s Storm Worst Since Isabel in F.C. Last week’s violent storm that lashed through Northern Virginia, and resulted in a National Weather Service report of a tornado touching down in the City of Falls Church, was rated the worst to hit the area since the remnants of Hurricane Isabel came through in September 2003, […]

W&OD Trail Receives $40,000 Donation

The Washington and Old Dominion (W&OD) Trail will soon be safer thanks to a local filmmaker. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Foundation recently announced a $40,000 donation by Falls Church resident Tom Shadyac for continued safety upgrades to the trail that runs through the heart of the City of Falls Church and out to Leesburg, […]

Northern Virginia Art Beat

Art-omatic (The Final Week) Closes 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. […]

Nicholas F. Benton: Deeper Abramoff Tie to White House

Imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff’s link to the Bush White House was much deeper and frequent than the White House has admitted, an explosive new report issued this week by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee documents.