Days after the 2008 Summer Olympics kicked off in Beijing, senior citizens of Chesterbrook Assisted Living Residence in Falls Church celebrated the start of their first ever Wii Olympics with an opening ceremony on Tuesday. Residents at Chesterbrook enjoyed an afternoon of festivities, and an appearance by Steve Gurney, publisher […]
As the City of Falls Church’s representative to the Northern Virginia Transportation Authority (NVTA), City Council David Snyder delivered a scathing indictment against the House Republicans in Richmond who killed efforts last week at finding a funding solution to permit sorely-needed transportation infrastructure improvements and development in Northern Virginia. He […]
“Steel Magnolias,” comedy by Robert Harling, performed by the Providence Players, James Lee Center, Falls Church, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m., Sunday at 2 p.m. through May 17.
Spring seems a little reluctant to arrive, but the bright yellow forsythia and the daffodils, especially those planted in the roadway medians, signal that warmer weather will soon be upon us. The crack of the baseball bat and the hum of lawn mowers will replace winds howling and ice being […]
March 13 – 19, 2008
There are two factors that are integral in the increasingly ridiculous tangle that constitutes the on-street parking policy in the City of Falls Church. In recent years, the City has succumbed to a mish-mash of parking restrictions ranging from two to four hour limits, to permit parking only and, now, […]
A recent study by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly revealed that the foreign-born popula-tion in Virginia increased significantly between 1990 and 2000. The study also pointed out that more than 80 percent of the state’s foreign-born population is here legally. Of […]
Finding housing that is affordable is a challenge for many in the Washington metropolitan area. Longtime homeowners breathe a sigh of relief that they bought their homes when they did, and that their mortgage rates were fixed. They worry, though, that the current “soft” market will mean that their retirement […]
Harry Potter mania has struck Falls Church like the lightning bolt on the kid-wizard’s forehead. Dubbed “Harry-est Town in America” by Amazon.com, the City of Falls Church holds the record of pre-ordering the most copies per capita of J.K. Rowling’s highly-anticipated “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” the seventh book […]
Huge Traffic Snarls Expected; Project to Start in August A boisterous meeting of impacted business owners and residents at City Hall Tuesday produced a dramatic change in the City of Falls Church’s plans for a three-month, severe disruption of traffic on Route 7, also known as W. Broad Street.