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Editorial: Marketing Falls Church

Falls Church’s Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation folk have the right idea. They’ve decided to morph their annual festival into a weekend-long blues fete, not only to celebrate Afro-American culture and heritage, but to contribute to the economic vitality of Falls Church by drawing crowds from throughout the region.

Our Man in Arlington

My Memorial Day weekend began with my six-year-old grandson proclaiming emphatically that “Wolling Thunder” had kept him awake all night. He lives in South Arlington between Glebe Road and Walter Reed Drive, major incoming routes for the tens of thousands of bikers coming in for the Rolling Thunder extravaganza on Sunday.

Secretary of Army Presides Over Falls Church Parade

  Falls Church is fortunate to have a very high ranking official serve as Grand Marshal of The City of Falls Church 27th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival presented by Cox, Monday, May 26, and he happens to be a city resident. The Secretary of the United States Army, the Honorable Pete Geren, will […]

King & Queen for a (Memorial) Day

The News-Press was fortunate enough to be granted an audience with this year’s King and Queen for the City of Falls Church’s 27th Annual Memorial Day Parade. In this Q&A with King and Queen Peter Davis and Olivia Scott, we delve into the royal recesses of their minds to see what makes these monarchs for […]

Editor Recommends

  Falls Church Memorial Day Festival and Parade, Monday, May 26, 9 a.m. on, Parade at 1 p.m.

A Penny for Your Thoughts

The sky over the Fairfax County Public Safety Center was bright blue with a few puffy white clouds for the Fairfax County Police Fallen Officers Memorial Service on Monday. The American flag swayed gently in the breeze as Sheriff’s Deputy Rob Deer played a traditional dirge of “Amazing Grace” on the bagpipe. Elected officials and […]

Falls Church

Thomas Joseph King, Jr., a resident of Falls Church since 1952 and a quiet but tireless church and service club volunteer and pillar of the community, died after a lengthy illness last Friday, Nov. 23, at age 84.

Jim Moran

Each year on Memorial Day, Americans come together to remember those who have sacrificed their lives on behalf of our country. The debt owed them is immeasurable. Their sacrifices and those of our military families are freedom’s foundation.