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Falls Church Business News and Notes

News Jack-the-Ripper Certified Arborists Inc. won the business category of Fairfax County’s 2008 Environmental Excellent Awards which recognize advancement or support of Fairfax County’s environmental goals and policy statements; dedication of personal time and expertise beyond normal fiscal or civic responsibilities; and leadership as a role model for others.

Grandparents Club Unites Young & Young at Heart

It wasn’t long into her 12 year tenure at Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School that teacher Maryel Barry conceived the idea for a club that would unite old and young alike in the bonds of friendship and respect.

School News and Notes

Clermont Elementary students (above) are participating in four-week-long book drive for families in need in New Orleans and some in Northern Virginia. Each student has made a goal to donate at least one new or gently used book to the collection. (Photo: Courtesy Paula Treger)

Sound Students

School of Rock

  New Vienna Music School Features a Prerequisite of Rock and Roll  On July 9, the Northern Virginia branch of the Paul Green School of Rock Music opened its doors to aspiring rock and roll stars. Like the 2003 movie “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black, which was inspired by the first Paul Green School […]

Jim Moran

It was a dark week for the Commonwealth. On Monday, one of the state’s premier centers for higher learning, Virginia Tech, was struck a magnitude of gun violence which has never been seen before on U.S. soil.


With back to back matches two nights in a row, the McLean High School girls volleyball team was not able to capture a victory against the unbeaten Langley Saxons (16-25, 25-23, 22-25, 11-25). The Highlanders rallied to take the second game with good passing and strong net play from the front line. Teka Tshishimbi led […]