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Press Pass: Toad The Wet Sprocket


Dean Dinning, the bassist for Toad The Wet Sprocket, gives the News-Press an exclusive look inside the band’s rumored reunion, the tolls of touring and everything in between.

F.C.’s Relay for Life a Success

ALMOST $82,000 WAS RAISED in the fight for a cure for cancer in Falls Church last Saturday night, as over 400 participants showed up for a local, all-night Relay for Life event at George Mason High School. The event was launched with a moving ceremony at 6 p.m. and participants, who pitched tents on the […]

30-Year F.C. Resident Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Wright Dies

Elizabeth Truman Wright (known locally as “Betty”), 94, died on May 15, 2008. She moved to Rehoboth Beach in 1975 from Falls Church, Virginia, after her retirement as an Associate Professor of English at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  

Abbey Has No Bones About Skeleton Trial

TOM ABBEY, a trainer at Vantage Fitness, will try out for the U.S. Olympic Team when he goes to Lake Placid New York. He has been invited to train for a spot on the skeleton team, an event similar to the luge, except athletes slide head first. (Photo: News-Press)

Fitness Trainer Slides Face First For Olympic Shot  Tom Abbey grew up in Buffalo, New York, so he’s no stranger to sledding head-first down snow banks. But, technically, he’s never competed in the event he hopes will qualify him for the 2010 Olympics.

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F.C. City Manager Dies After Bout With Cancer

The entirety of the City of Falls Church’s disproportionately large government and civic activist core was in a state of shock yesterday as news spread of the death Tuesday night of a truly nice guy and talented, steady-handed leader, City Manager Daniel E. McKeever. Flags were ordered in half-staff throughout the City by Mayor Robin […]