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Mason H.S. Senior Accepted to Music Conservatory


George Mason High School senior Mariagracia Rivas Berger said living in Falls Church for three years, where she was highly exposed to music and arts through teachers and mentors, convinced her to accept an invitation to study vocal performance at the prestigious Shenandoah Conservatory in Winchester, Va. However, the seed was planted years before.

Falls Church City News Briefs

12 File for 4 F.C. Planning Commission Slots A record 12 City of Falls Church residents have filed to fill four seats on the seven-member F.C. Planning Commission, including three incumbents, according to the City Clerk’s office.

World Children

Just weeks after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Sondra Harnes watched the Soviet Union’s Red Army Chorus sing “God Bless America” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. After experiencing the moving performance, and the emotional response of the audience, Harnes was inspired by the thought of obtaining international peace and unity through song. […]

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ED STRAIT (left) is named winner of the Falls Church City Democratic Committee’s annual Marian Driver Award for his extensive contributions to the party. Old friend Edna Frady offers a handshake at the annual Jefferson-Jackson Dinner Sunday. (photo: News-Press)

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