Saturday, May 25, 2013
Find out where you can park during the Memorial Day Parade and Festival.
The 32nd Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival could make getting around the City of Falls Church difficult on Monday. Several roads will be closed to allow for the Don Beyer 3K Fun Run, pedestrian foot traffic and the parade. Falls Church Rounding Out Participants for Memorial Day Parade Two Falls Church Crossing Guards Named Co-Grand Marshals for Memorial Day Parade From 6 a.m. through 5:30 p.m., Park Avenue will be closed from N. Maple Ave. to N. Virginia Ave. and Little Falls St. will be closed from Park Ave. to Great Falls St. During the Don Beyer Volvo 3K Fun Run which starts at 9 a.m., streets along the route – the run begins at Little Falls and Great Falls Sts., then goes left (west) down Great Falls St., then left on …
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Heading to the Memorial Day Parade and Festival in Falls Church? Here is some information you’ll need to know.
Rain or shine, thousands are expected to attend the 32nd Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival on Monday at City Hall in Falls Church. See: From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Memorial Day, there will be food, music, rides and the day will be capped off by the parade. Led down Park Avenue by Co-Grand Marshals, City of Falls Church crossing guards Audrey Luthman and Janet Haines, the parade kicks off at 2 p.m. Here is the schedule of events for the day: · 9 a.m.: Don Beyer Volvo 3K Fun Run (Click here for a route map) · 9 a.m. – Noon: Lions Club Eye Van (free testing) · 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Tours of 163-Year-Old Cherry Hill Farmhouse · 11 a.m.: Veterans Ceremony - Those who have served in the armed forces will be honored at a …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Terms for Vice-Mayor David Snyder and councilmembers Johannah Barry, Ira Kaylin and Ron Peppe all end this year.
Marybeth Connelly has been paying close attention to City of Falls Church politics since she moved to “The Little City” in 1995 and now she wants to run for one of the three seats up for re-election. The terms of Vice-Mayor David Snyder, councilmembers Johannah Barry, Ira Kaylin and Ron Peppe will end this year and they can run for re-election. David Bjerke, general registrar for the City of Falls Church, did not say if any of the current councilmembers will run for re-election but said city resident Daniel Sze has also submitted his name as a candidate. The election is Nov. 5. “It seems like we spend a lot of time and energy disagreeing among ourselves over issues of both small and large importance,” Connelly said Tuesday. “If I never …
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Be sure to check out the new Civil War markers throughout the city on the bus tour.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Free food, drinks and other giveaways draw cyclists to Falls Church Bike to Work pit stop.
Hundreds of cyclists sped along the W & OD Trail through Falls Church Friday morning taking part in Bike to Work Day. Many stopped at the city’s official pit stop to take part in free food, beverages, giveaways and raffles available to riders along with entertainment courtesy of sponsors Bikenetic, Little River Yoga, Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae, Nourish Market and Robeks. Falls Church City Police Officer James Brooks said they had a good turnout of cyclists and students from George Mason High School at the pit stop.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Five signs along the Civil War Trail will be dedicated during the celebration.
The rich history of Falls Church will be on display Saturday during the annual Civil War Day at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse. Civilian and military re-enactors will be on hand acting out life in Falls Church in 1863. Diane Morse, director for Cherry Hill, said they will also unveil five signs along the Civil War Trail that will give information about what happened at the locations during the Civil War at each stop. Congressman Jim Moran (D-8th District) will help dedicate the signs during the ceremony. “We got a grant from the Virginia Tourism Corporation to help pay for some of the project,” Morse said of the $13,000 project to install the signs. “The rest of the money came from public donations.” The celebration will go from 10 a.m. through…
Pit stop will once again be at Tricentennial Park where the W&OD Trail and Grove Avenue intersect.
As thousands of local cyclists prepare for Bike to Work Day 2013, the pit stop along the W&OD Trail in the City of Falls Church will be ready for them. From 6:30 a.m. through 9 a.m., the city will man an official pit stop at Tricentennial Park where the W&OD Trail and Grove Avenue intersect. Free food, beverages, giveaways and raffles will be available to riders along with entertainment courtesy of sponsors Bikenetic, Little River Yoga, Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae, Nourish Market and Robeks. If the weather holds up, it should be a great day for biking. According to the National Weather Service, there is a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 p.m. with a high near 80 degrees. Registration is open to cyclists who plan to …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Witnesses gave conflicting descriptions of the alleged attacker, victim stabbed in hand.
One man was stabbed in the hand and his alleged attacker is on the run after an altercation in Falls Church Tuesday afternoon. Amy Betor, a spokeswoman for the City of Falls Church, said the two men were in an altercation around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Grove Avenue and the W & OD Trail. It’s unclear what the altercation was about, Betor said, but the injured man was taken to the hospital in a private car. Betor said witnesses gave conflicting descriptions of the alleged attacker and the direction he fled. John W. Brett, spokesman for Falls Church City Public Schools, said George Mason High School and Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School delayed their dismissals as a precaution until city police cleared them to do so. Brett said the …
Fresh Grocer, Harris Teeter coming to Falls Church, as City Council approved two special exception applications making way for mixed-use buildings with supermarkets and apartments in “The Little City.”
In a meeting City Council stretched out over four hours with breaks and amendments to items on the agenda, they approved two special exceptions for projects that will bring two new supermarkets and hundreds of apartments to Falls Church. Adding to the skyline, two taller than normal buildings. Read more about the Harris Teeter project here: Plans to Bring a Harris Teeter to Falls Church Moving Along Harris Teeter Project Back on Falls Church Council Agenda Harris Teeter Plans Detailed at Joint Meeting Harris Teeter: Falls Church Residents Chime in on Proposal Council not only approved the special exception clearing the way for Rushmark Properties LLC’s mixed-use development that will include a Harris Teeter, they also approved a special …
Monday, May 13, 2013
Rushmark Properties LLC could get the green light to proceed if council votes to approve their special exception to build the mixed-use development.
If all goes well Monday night, Rushmark Properties LLC could have the green light to proceed forward with their plans for a mixed-use development that would include a Harris Teeter. Council will have a second reading of the resolution to grant a special exception for the developer at their meeting. There are no planned dates to start or finish the construction of the mixed-use building, but a majority vote show if the project will move forward. The public became aware of the plans for the mixed-use development in October when Rushmark revealed the idea and talk of the lease for Anthony’s Restaurant expiring were talking points in coffee shops in the city. The building the Falls Church landmark is in is owned privately and will be sold to …