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Community News and Notes

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“Art Appetizers” Brings Community Together for Cuisine and Culture Attend “Art Appetizers” from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the McLean Community Center for great food, wine, conversation and community.

Falls Church Business News & Notes

Curves of Falls Church is hosting a clothing drive to benefit Dress For Success, an organization whose mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and life.

Falls Church News Briefs

F.C. Council Gives Prelim OK for Arts Funds By a 6-0 vote Tuesday, the Falls Church City Council voted to reinstate $50,000 in its budget for the construction of a 3,000 square foot performing and visual arts center on the street level of the new Pearson Square apartment condominiums on S. Maple Street.

School News & Notes

Best Buddies Program Welcomes Miss Universe, Miss USA Best Buddies, a nonprofit organization focused on helping intellectually disabled individuals acclimate to mainstream society through one-on-one friendships and integrated employment, will host an event at Marshall High School at 3:15 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Community News & Notes

Elevation Burger Awarded for Going Green Elevation Burger was recognized at National Harbor’s GO GREEN Press Conference on Tuesday, Oct. 14 on the Waterfront Stage in National Harbor, Md.

Community News & Notes

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USAID Director to Speak at Weekly Rotary Meeting USAID (United States Agency of International Development) Director Mauricio Vera will speak to the Falls Church Rotary Club about his organization’s efforts to combat poverty, aid democratic movements and help with disaster relief efforts in nations around the world.

School News & Notes

F.E.S. Offers SOL-Related Intersession Activities Franconia Elementary School is starting its seventh year on the modified elementary school calendar. At the end of each quarter, students have the opportunity to take reinforcement and enrichment classes associated with the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOL) tests.

Falls Church News Briefs

Episcopal Trial Date Moved to Oct. 14 The final leg of the drawn-out trial to determine ownership of the property on which the historic Falls Church sits in downtown City of Falls Church comes before Judge Randy Bellows in the Fairfax Circuit Court on Oct. 14.

School News & Notes

Marshall Students Commended in Merit Competition Fifteen students from George C. Marshall High School have been commended for their 2009 National Merit Scholarship competition.