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Community News & Notes

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F.C. Civil War Day Offers Blast to Past The City of Falls Church’s Annual Civil War Day will be held this Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park & Farmhouse (312 Park Ave., Falls Church).    

Falls Church News Briefs: May 14 – 20, 2009

Haycock Elementary PTA Battles Lack of Renovations Faced with a 177-student overcapacity – 767 children in a school with a capacity of 590 – Haycock Elementary’s parents voiced anger and frustration at a meeting Monday night over a lack of renovations at the school, which hasn’t seen any major construction since its doors opened in […]

Senator Whipple’s Richmond Report

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At a ceremony at Mount Vernon on Tuesday, I was honored to receive, along with Senator Ralph Northam of Norfolk, the Legislator of the Year Award from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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In March, in response to requests from tenants of the Vista Gardens apartment complex in the Culmore area of Bailey’s Crossroads, Fairfax County fire marshals and zoning enforcement personnel inspected more than 100 units in the decades-old, privately owned, brick, multi-family buildings.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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To light, or not to light, seems to be the question for the girls’ softball field at J.E.B. Stuart Park in Falls Church. The field used by J.E.B. Stuart High School teams actually is owned by the Fairfax County Park Authority but, as is the case with several local public schools, park fields are shared […]

School News & Notes

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‘Raider Run’ to Kick Off Saturday Registration for the J.E.B. Stuart High School 12th annual Raider 5k Run and the one-mile fun run/walk to be held on Saturday, April 25 has officially started.

BJ’s On ‘Fast-Track’ to F.C. Location

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The Falls Church Planning Commission was told at a work session in City Hall Monday that BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse is “on a fast track” to get its planned new F.C. location up and running on Wilson Blvd., and that’s why they’re being “very cooperative” with the City’s Planning Staff in meeting the staff’s wishes for […]

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

Report cards can be the bane of a student, who figures that grades are left behind upon graduation. However, report cards have become a popular tool for advocacy groups and associations to rate how well, or not so well, their particular interest area is faring. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), based in Reston, […]

BJs Wholesalers on a “Fast Track” to Get F.C. Location Built

The Falls Church Planning Commission was told at a work session in City Hall tonight that BJ’s Wholesale Warehouse is “on a fast track” to get its planned new F.C. location up and running, and that’s why they’re being “very cooperative” with the City’s Plannning Staff in meeting the staff’s wishes for upgrades on its […]

F.C. Council Mulls $2 Million Budget “Placeholder” for Library

At its budget work session tonight, the Falls Church City Council considered adding a $2 million “placeholder” for a potential property aquisition to expand the Mary Riley Styles Public Library, as recommended by the Planning Commission last month but not included in the City Manager’s recommended FY 2010 City budget.