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Falls Church City Council member Letty Hardi reported to the Council Monday night that she’ll move to formalized a new parking task force for the City. SEE NEWS BRIEFS, PAGE 9

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An 18-year-old Falls Church man was arrested after police say he broke into a house on S. Lee St. and stole electronics and credit cards after midnight last Sunday. SEE NEWS BRIEFS, PAGE 9

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Michael Lee “Eugene” Walker, a chief engineer for Falls Church’s Hilton Garden Inn, passed away last Friday, July 27, 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 54. SEE PAGE 22

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Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron featured noted Broadway vocalist Kathy Halenda last weekend, who charmed audiences with an energetic reprise of brassy female roles from Mame to Sally Bowles. The theater group’s Summer Cabaret series continues on weekend nights into September. SEE NEWS & NOTES, PAGE 10


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Deal Reached to Vacate 7-Eleven, Founders Row OK Vote Monday Mill Creek Says Groundbreaking for New Project to Be Set for Sept. 30



The Falls Church City Council is expected to take its final action at its only official business meeting of the month this coming Monday when it is expected to approve a major revision in the already-OK’d 4.3-acre Founders Row project. While it has been years in the making, with significant delays, the Mill Creek developers of the mega mixed-use project at the northeast intersection of W. Broad at N. West Streets in Falls Church say that with a favorable Council vote Monday, they’re prepared to break ground and begin construction by the end of September. In a lengthy briefing and Q-and-A period with the Council at its work session this week,

Sean Caldwell and Joe Muffler of Mill Creek announced that terms have been reached with the owners of the 7-Eleven at the site that will assure its vacation of its site by Sept. 30, resolving the last piece of the land assembly that has included the site of Ken Currle’s popular Sunoco station and other parcels held by the Shreve family. While there is no report on whether the 7-Eleven owners will relocate anywhere nearby, Currle has long-since made plans for a move, having already acquired a similar service station behind the Trader Joe’s just up Route 7 in Pimmit Hills. Mike’s Deli at Lazy Sundae has already reopened, as Lazy Mike’s Deli, at the site of the former Long John Silver’s on Beyer Automotive property in the 1000 block of W.

MILL CREEK’S key representatives, Joe Muffler (left) and Sean Caldwell, for the Founders Row project engaged the Falls Church City Council in an extensive work session on Monday. (P����: N���-P����)

Broad, the legendary Panjshir restaurant is already thriving at its new location in the Lily Shopping Center adjacent the historic Falls Church Episcopal

GMHS Project Update Forum Part of a Busy School Month



If you thought that school begins the day after Labor Day, think again. Try tonight, or almost any day since the first of August through the end of this month. Tonight the George Mason High School Athletic Boosters Association and school officials are scheduled to hold a parents’ night for fall sports at the Mustang Cafe on the GMHS campus as football practices have begun and yesterday varsity and JV field hockey matches were scheduled to be held at the Washington-Lee High School in

Arlington. Volleyball, cross country and golf are due to get underway on Monday, and according to the school’s calendar, its varsity football team will be set to open its season next Thursday, Aug. 16, at home against Park View. What’s the rush? A second varsity football game is also scheduled before classes begin, as well as three days for the senior photos that will presumably be in the school yearbook sometime in the spring. Is this seemingly accelerated schedule related to the plans to demolish the existing high

school plant and build an all new high school next July? But the demolition is not scheduled until after the end of the coming full school year and the campus will apparently remain untouched by the new school plans until then. So, anyway, the more traditional new teacher orientation and the pre-school full teacher and staff convocation are slated for Aug. 20 and 28, respectively, still before Labor Day. But less than two weeks after classes commence on Sept. 4 the high school Homecoming Dance is set for Sept. 15. That kind of event normally happens some time in early

and the Bikenetic bicycle shop is doing well at its new W. Jefferson St. location.

Continued on Page 4 November. Off campus, a very busy schedule of events is slated as the process leading up to the first day of construction for the new high school begins next July 19. Last weekend, the public was given another review of that at a “Sunday series” update forum led by Superintendent Peter Noonan and representatives of the chosen design-build team, Jennifer Macks of Gilbane Building with Derk Jeffrey and Bill Bradley of Stantec and Quinn Evans, architects, at the Mason auditorium. Bradley, an “education planning architect” for Stantec, made a compelling presentation on the rationales behind the proposed design of what he said will “not be your granddad’s, or even your, high school.”

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Founders Row Vote Coming Monday Continued from Page 1

While gladly all these businesses will continue to contribute to what makes Falls Church what it is, it’s the promise of what the Founders Row (officially with no apostrophe) project will bring that continues to enliven the debate around the project. That debate has centered on concerns for realizing its success, what that success or not will or not mean for the City and its tax base, and the size of the project and its impact on traffic and the surrounding neighborhood. The two main anchors of the project, already contractually committed, are an eight-screen, dine-in movie theatre complex, known as the Studio Movie Grill, and City Works Eatery and Pour House. They will frame a 17,000-square foot public “market square” space in the center of the development which will feature a turf lawn and eight-jet “spray fountain” the developers say will attract families to hang out and play on pleasant evenings. This combination of factors will give the site the look and feel of the interior of the Mosaic District in nearby Merrifield, where a theatre complex and restaurants frame an open public space with a water feature which has become an enormously popular urban park. The change that Mill Creek has sought from the Council, which will be the subject of Monday’s vote, will be modifications in its special exception application to enable what was originally envisioned as a hotel to be repurposed as an age restricted, 55-and-up active adult, 72-unit apartment building. It has been argued that the new plan will bring more revenue to the City and the businesses in Founders Row by having the residential building housed with permanent, well-heeled residents rather than transient hotel occupants. The projected revenue to the City from the site, overall, has been adjusted upward due to a revision in the City’s model, Becky Witsman of the City’s Economic Development Office,

reported Monday. The projection now calls for annual revenues to the City in the range of $1.7 to $2.1 million annually (the equivalent of a much as six cents on the real estate tax rate). The revision, Witsman explained, is based on factual data of actual, rather than estimated, occupancies of two new major projects, the 301 W. Broad and Lincoln at Tinner Hill. Earlier estimates, she said, were “extremely conservative.” This week’s work session included a report from the City Planning Staff’s Gary Fuller of responses over the last two months to the new plan from 13 City boards, commissions and organizations that evaluated 16 topic areas, which predominantly favored Council approval. It included a three-hour Architectural Advisory Board meeting with Mill Creek officials that resulted in changes to the look of the southeast corner of the project. Changes on voluntary concessions included making the affordable dwelling unit component of the total 394 rental units (72 in the age-restricted building and 322 in the main apartment building) applicable for the life of the project, rather than for 20 years, with provision for cash in lieu of units, and an increase in the food and beverage-dedicated components of the project from 20,000 to 25,000 square feet, among others. Three speed bumps on Grove Street and a crosswalk on W. Broad at Rowell Court were included. The Council was advised that a proposed crosswalk from Grove Street to the project on N. West was not advised, according to pedestrian safety factors, although the developers will be open to revisiting that issue once the project is built and actual public walking patterns are evaluated. Caldwell said that Mill Creek will take ownership of the 7-Eleven land in early September, providing two payments for it, the last due upon the full vacation of the site on Sept. 30. This Monday’s Council meeting will include a public comment period before the Council votes.



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The concept of “21st century learning,” he said, is “no longer one size fits all” for students, as in the earlier “industrial” model for learning. “There is a new profile of the prospective graduate,” he said, that benefits most from the breaking down of walls, permitting whole group, small group and combined instruction, transparency between places, eddy spaces, places for breakout sessions, learning commons and amphitheatre-like stairs connecting floors.” Classroom, labs and collaborative learning centers will all have access to natural light, and overall, the school will be “simple, flexible and secure.” The design, Jeffrey said, will contrast the “airport terminal” look of the current high school with a vertical and elongated model with “modularity and flexibility” centered around a “heart of the school” organizing principle. The design-build team met with Lieutenant Joe Carter of the Falls Church Police and Tom

Polera, the City’s fire marshal, to review safety and security issues. They said a “hardened security vestibule” at the entrance to the new school will provide a “secure and welcoming arrival” with clear and open sight lines in the school, “academic zones that can be secured and isolated,” and “direct means to egress from each zone.” Overall, the new school will be “warm, inviting and inspiring,” Jeffrey said. An immediate task will be to form volunteer committees to work with the design-build team on many details of the design related to the areas of academics, athletics, fine and performing arts, community uses, sustainability and environmental factors and parking and transportation. These volunteer teams will begin meeting by Sept. 6 and will be involved in a community presentation on Sept. 26. The final design, together with a guaranteed maximum price, is scheduled for May 19, 2019, prior to the commencement of construction on July 19.



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FALLS CHURCH CITY MANAGER Wyatt Shields (center) engaged Derk Jeffrey (left) of the Stantec architectural firm during a break in last weekend’s forum updating the new high school project. Stantec’s Bill Bradley is at the right. (Photo: News-Press) Welcoming the audience to the meeting Sunday, Mayor David Tarter said, “It is amazing how far we’ve come in one year. This is a great, exciting project, it is really fabulous.”

City Manager Wyatt Shields added that there is an Aug. 29 deadline later this month for detailed responses of the three finalists for the 10-acre economic development component of the overall proj-

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How Democrats Will Win in November

It goes without saying that the Republicans can take no comfort from the outcome of Tuesday’s primary and special elections spotted across the land. In almost every case, it was very bad news for them and their prospects for the critical November midterm Congressional elections. There is a theme that has arisen out of this election round, too, that confirms the evidence of what others have been reporting in races earlier in the current era of Trump. That is, while Trump continues to soiling the national discourse at his increasingly-diminished big rallies, Democratic challengers against Trump supporters are being successful by zeroing in on real issues that impact voters in their respective districts. The first huge example of this was the upset victory by transgender Virginia Del. Danica Roem against one of the most entrenched archconservative Republican members of the Virginia general assembly. For decades, Democrats have taken their best shot at unseating ex-Del. Bob Marshall without coming close to winning. The idea that someone as unconventional as a the transgender Roem could succeed where so many others failed was, at best, far out there in the minds of most. But maybe that’s because politics has become so image-oriented, and not viewed from the standpoint of the nitty-gritty matters that impact people’s lives. In a small local jurisdiction like Falls Church, we get it better than most when it comes to our local elections and efforts to impact the decisions of our local elected officials. To bigshot Washington and media insiders, notions like where signal lights and crosswalks go are quaint, cute and way beneath their pay scale. But when it comes to counting votes on election day, Roem proved that she could do the seemingly impossible, defeat Marshall, irrespective of anything else, mainly on the grounds of her relentless campaigning to fix real problems in her Manassas district to our west, such as alleviating the traffic on Route 28. So this week, Democrat Danny Jay O’Connor running in a heavilyRepublican central Ohio district special election for Congress, brushed off a last minute visit to the district from Trump by saying Trump knows nothing of the problems facing the voters in that district, the issues of roads, schools and the public health crisis around opioids. It was by zeroing in on these issues with a vigorous, energetic and compassionate campaign that O’Connor remains within a hair’s breadth of scoring a huge upset. Let Democrats learn from the cases of Roem, O’Connor and many others. While the world grows increasingly impatient and disgusted with Trump, it is not simply by exploiting that contempt that will bring the kind of lasting results that are needed to restore our nation so damaged from Trump’s impact. It will be done by restoring faith in the political process provided by candidates like Roem and O’Connor, candidates who are honest, credible and demonstrably dedicated to doing their jobs of representing the voters in their districts.


Don’t Put the Children’s Library on a Lower Level Editor, I was saddened to read in the Falls Church News-Press dated July 26 that there is a decision pending regarding the placement of the Children’s Library in the near future. This decision could place the Children’s Library on a lower level. Let’s not let that happen! The first time I walked into the Children’s Library, I was immediately taken by all

the gentle properties of this room. I was charmed by every details of the room as was my 18-month-old granddaughter. She had been there many times. The window very pleasantly lets us all, children and adults, see the sky, the sun, rain, wind or snow. It gives natural light to the room and it makes the room feel like home. Our children of today live in a fast-paced society with all the


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modern technology. A quiet and friendly room made especially for little people is very pleasant. This is a happy room but not demanding or overwhelming and certainly not under the main floor of Mary Riley Styles Library. The quiet calm of the little library embraces its young occupants and their caregivers. It is safe there. The room has a heart. Let’s keep the Children’s Library on the main floor. Let’s allow our children to come in the front door of Mary Riley Styles Library and go immediately to this magical room. Patricia Dickey Falls Church

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An Ode to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library B� C������� F. S�����

The Mary Riley Styles Public Library, arguably the most beloved building in our beloved little city, is often described in glittering terms: as a “gem,” a “treasure,” a “jewel.” And indeed it is. I’ll never forget the day when I first stumbled upon it with my then one-year old son while on an errand. At the time, we lived near Takoma Park, and while I’d often heard whispers of the virtues of “Falls Church City,” it seemed, as an outsider, indistinguishable from all other over-congested, boundaryless Northern Virginia suburbs. Yet, Falls Church City seemed and felt different, as I rushed home that day to inform my husband that we must, must move to this charming, small town-ish feeling city with the world’s most adoring library at its heart. This library, I excitedly reported to him, offers a children’s story time nearly every day of the week (and no need to register in advance!), stands directly across from a beautiful, shady park with a mulch-filled (not plasticized!) play area, and a community center that seems to welcome anyone who walks through their doors (for free!). My son and I spent an unforgettably happy day in Falls Church City that day exploring the library’s many nooks, attending a story time, reading books together on the risers of the sun-filled window seat, and then playing at Cherry Hill Park before

venturing to the Community Center to play in the open gym. Though it took us a few years to make the move to Falls Church City, my now family of four is among the 14,000 extremely privileged residents who call this charismatic, one-of-a-kind 2.3 square mile

“My insistence that we uproot our lives in Washington, D.C. and relocate to Falls Church City was inspired by my instant connection to the library.” pocket home, a home, as I quickly discovered, that in many ways centers around its “beloved” (as it is so often called) library. My insistence that we uproot our lives in Washington, D.C. and relocate to Falls Church City was inspired by my instant connection to the library. It didn’t, at least originally, have anything to do with Falls Church City’s award winning schools, year-round farmers market, high quality of living, endless series of community-nurturing events (Concerts in the Park, Sunset Cinemas, the Memorial Day parade, Farm Day….), hysterically laugh-out-

loud weekly newsletter (Focus on FC), or raucous fourth of July extravaganza. I didn’t know about these things then. My connection truly started with the library; all the rest came as enormous cherries on top. Perhaps nothing provides greater testament to how truly adored the library is in the community than to realize that its muchloved status persists despite its increasingly anachronistic, threadbare state. It was built six decades ago in a different era for a different population density within a very different legal, technological, and cultural milieu. As the Focus on Falls Church Newsletter recently highlighted, the library “is ADA deficient in many aspects, needs significant infrastructure repairs, lacks storage and sufficient security measures, and generally just needs more space.” It has an astonishing 27,000 registered borrowers, a number which is expected to exceed 35,000 by 2033; but yet, it has one tiny elevator on the brink of collapse, two small, endlessly clogging bathrooms due to insufficient plumbing, a HVAC system in imminent need of replacement, few power plugs, an unreliable phone system…Most pressingly of all, it “just needs more space.” Upwards of 150-200 children and caretakers, with their army of strollers and baby gear, cram into the one small open area for storytime each week. The story-telling librarian now wears a microphone to be heard, and when the session ends, there is

nowhere to go unless a significant number departs. The library has only one miniscule, paint-peeling meeting room where all other programming must be offered and not a single individual or group study room; six librarians share a single-person sized office. Remarkably, Mary Riley’s popularity remains steadfast despite these dismal and very visible realities. In the coming year, the community will steward the library through its first expansion and renovation project since it was built in 1958. As the newest member of the Library Board of Trustees, I share the honor of being part of this much-needed process. But this is a community-wide project that should and must be overseen by the community as a whole. It will require hard choices, difficult conversations, and tough compromises. It will necessitate all of us to accept newness and change, even though we are all so connected to the old, and it will require making big decisions in the face of a tight budget and growing construction costs. As we go through this difficult but rewarding process, we must remain ever cognizant of what inspired this project in the first place: our desire to preserve and maintain our most “beloved” “gem” of a library. Chrystie F. Swiney is a human rights attorney and doctoral fellow at Georgetown’s Law Center; she also serves on the Library Board of Trustees for the Mary Riley Styles Public Library.

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Mad Fox, Barkley Square Co-Host ‘Yappy Hour’ Mad Fox Brewing Company and Barkley Square Pet Spa are co-hosting Yappy Hour for canines and family on Tuesday, Aug. 14 (and every Wednesday) from 5 – 8 p.m. The event includes a Bone Bar with a drooling selection of homemade all natural doggie treats as well as a Hydration Station with the finest of canine waters including VOSS, Perrier and Pellegrino. For more information, visit Mad Fox Brewing Company is located at 444 W. Broad Street in Falls Church.

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NEWS BRIEFS Northam: State of Emergency This Weekend Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and the City of Charlottesville yesterday declared states of emergency for the Commonwealth and the city to address the potential impacts of events in and around the City of Charlottesville and outside of Washington, D.C., on Aug. 10–12, 2018. Multiple events are planned to mark the anniversary of the 2017 “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, which resulted in the deaths of 32-year-old Heather Heyer, and Virginia State Police Troopers Lieutenant H. Jay Cullen, III and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates. According to Northam’s office, these state of emergency declarations will enhance planning and cooperative response efforts that have been in development since March. A state of emergency is an administrative tool that allows state agencies to perform actions outside the scope of normal operations in order to ensure that all necessary resources and assistance are provided as quickly as possible to local governments, and Virginia’s residents. “Virginia continues to mourn the three Virginians who lost their lives in the course of the demonstrations a year ago. We hope the anniversary of those events passes peacefully,” Gov. Northam said in a statement.

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Hardi Calls for New Parking Task Force Having convened an informal meeting of City staff and business leaders Monday morning, Falls Church City Council member Letty Hardi reported to the City Council Monday night that she’ll move to formalize a new parking task force for the City. Her initiative was met with enthusiasm by other Council members, and formal action to create the group is expected soon. Hardi said the issues discussed by the group Monday included ways to make public parking spaces in the downtown area more visible, such as by painting them a special color. The reported efforts to add public spaces in the downtown area by permitting them on N. Maple, Park Avenue and other streets will also be monitored by the group, she said. Among those Hardi invited to attend Monday’s informal meeting were Sally Cole of the F.C. Chamber of Commerce and Bob Young of the F.C. Economic Development Authority.

Sen. Kaine at F.C. Community Center Monday Peg Willingham, chair of the Falls Church City Democratic Committee, announced yesterday that Virginia U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, in a campaign for re-election, will appear at the Falls Church Community Center, 223 Little Falls St., for an invitation-only event Monday at 6:30 p.m. No further details of the event were available at press time. Following the event, the Falls Church City Council will convene for a regularlyscheduled business meeting in the same building at 7:30 p.m.

Break-In Suspect Arrested by F.C. Police An 18-year-old Falls Church man was arrested after police say he broke into a house on S. Lee St. and stole electronics and credit cards after midnight on Sunday. City of Falls Church police arrested Brian Lizama-Gomez for felony breaking and entering and felony grand larceny after they connected him to the residential burglary in the 200 block of S. Lee St. Police say the suspect also used a credit card fraudulently at a local business and found him walking in a nearby neighborhood. In a press release, Falls Church Police Chief Mary Gavin said “Thanks to Squad A’s initiative and observation, the support of the Criminal Investigations Division, and the cooperation of the victims, the suspect was caught quickly.” Police are researching if Lizama-Gomez is linked to other burglaries in the area.

Fire Destroys 4 Cars in BJ’s Parking Lot An apparently-spontaneous fire consumed four vehicles parked in the BJ’s parking lot around 4 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 5, according to City of Falls Church public information officer Susan Finarelli. There were no injuries, but all four vehicles were deemed inoperable as a result of the fire. Finarelli said City of Falls Church police and Fairfax County police responded to the call, with Fairfax Fire and Rescue arriving to address the fire shortly afterward. No official determination has been made as to what caused the fire, but Finarelli said the City’s fire marshal believes an engine malfunction in one of the cars sparked the fire and spread to the other three vehicles quickly. Three of the vehicles were parked sideby-side, with the fourth vehicle parked directly in front of the middle car. There is no cost estimate as of now regarding the extent of the damage.

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Community News & Notes Pine Spring Elementary Names New Principal

CLEMYJONTRI PARK, Fairfax County’s Park for All Children celebrated the opening of its new Picnic Shelter and Trackless Train on July 28. Celebrants inclduded Rotary Club of McLean President Gene Durman (speaking). According to Durman, Rotary Club of McLean has given a total of $16,135.00 in support of Clemyjontri Park. (Photo: Courtesy Paul Sawtell)

Nicole Yacubovich has been named the new principal of Pine Spring Elementary School (7607 Willow Ln., Falls Church), effective Aug. 7. Yacubovich was formerly the assistant principal at Bailey’s Upper Elementary School where she has served since 2010. She worked in conjunction with the school principal, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) procurement, and design and construction to open Bailey’s Upper Elementary and ensured strong communication with all stakeholders during the process. During the summer of 2017, Yacubovich served as the interim principal at Parklawn Elementary where she oversaw facilities management and staffing. Prior to joining FCPS, Yacubovich worked in the Charles County (Va.) Public School System

FALLS CHURCH DENTIST, Dr. Peterson Huang (left) opened his doors this past Saturday for the first time ever to take mouthguard impressions for George Mason H.S. J.V. and Varsity football teams. Even though Dr. Huang had to request his staff come into work on a day off, they were all smiles for the players. (Photo: Courtesy Peterson Huang, D.D.S.)

as a special education teacher. Yacubovich holds a bachelor of arts degree in elementary and special education from the California University of Pennsylvania and a master of arts in Education and Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.

University of Wisconsin, Madison Announces Grads Two locals graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison this May. Falls Church — Carolyn Belling, School of Veterinary Medicine, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, McLean — Ryan Dalbec, College of Letters and Science, Bachelor of Science, Economics, Political Science,

Washington University Releases Spring Dean’s List Local students from the area

qualified for the Dean’s List during their spring semester at Washington University. To qualify for the Dean’s List in their respective fields of study, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.6 or above and be enrolled in at least 12 – 14 graded units, depending on their chosen major. Students who graduated are also identified. Falls Church — Noah Bardash recently graduated from the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science and Noelle Darling recently graduated from the university’s College of Arts & Sciences. McLean — Audrey Freeman is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science, John Froelich is enrolled in the university’s John M. Olin School of Business, Elaine Kim is enrolled in the university’s College of Arts & Sciences and Nicole Seo is enrolled in the university’s John

AS PART OF ITS SUMMER Cabaret series, Falls Church’s Creative Cauldron featured noted Broadway vocalist Kathy Halenda last weekend, who charmed audiences with an energetic reprise of brassy (but sensitive deep down) female roles from Mame to Sally Bowles. The series continues on weekend nights into September. (Photo: News-Press)

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THIS LITTLE LIBRARY located on the Rude family’s front lawn at the northern end of Pennsylvania Avenue is a free resource for residents who are looking to brush up on their reading, especially those that may require using that skill for their future obligations (cough – STUDENTS – cough). Justin Rude and his father built the little library themselves four years ago. (P����: N���-P����) M. Olin School of Business. All made Washington University’s Spring Dean’s List

Truck & Toss Comes in Sept. With Ticket Discounts Truck & Toss 2018, the annual food truck and cornhole festival, takes place Saturday, Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. at Grace Christian Academy (3233 Annandale Rd., Falls Church). Interested attendees will have options to dine at premier food trucks, a craft beer tasting festival as well as a cornhole tournament. This years event will feature classic Corvettes, children’s activities and a craft market. All proceeds benefit Grace Christian Academy – a small school doing big things. As an added bonus, Grace Christian Academy is offer-

ing a 20 percent off discount for tickets to its annual event.

Jefferson District Park Offers Family Month For August For the entire month of August, juniors age 17 and under can get a round of golf and a push cart for free at Jefferson District Golf Course (7900 Lee Highway, Falls Church) with the purchase of one adult round. This offer is valid all day on weekdays and after 1 p.m. on weekends. This offer cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions.

Another Public Event At One More Page Books On Sunday, Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. Paleo Stars Noelle Tarr and

THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) named Schroeder Design/Build, located in Fairfax, the 2018 South East Region National & Regional Contractor of the Year winner in the Entire House/Addition Project category. Andrew Schroeder, the General Manager of Schroeder Design/Build is pictured (center) accepting the award. Each year, NARI presents CotY awards to members who have demonstrated outstanding work; the award is the highest form of recognition by industry leaders and peers. (P����: C������� G���� B����)

Stefani Ruper share their cookbook “Coconuts and Kettlebells: A Personalized 4-Week Food and Fitness Plan for Long-Term Health, Happiness, and Freedom,” with attendees at One More Page Books (2200 Westmoreland St., Arlington). For more information, call 703-300-9746.

F.C. Democratic Committee Holds Monthly Meeting The Falls Church City Democratic Committee’s monthly meeting will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at 7:30 p.m. at the Falls Church Community Center (223 Little Falls St., Falls Church) For more information, email fallschurchdems@gmail. com.

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Fall Sports Info Meeting At Falls Church HS The Fall Sports parents, coaches and athletes meeting will take place on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. in the Falls Church High School (7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church) cafeteria. Parents will have the opportunity to find out about FCHS Athletics, meet the coaches and learn how to get involved with the Jaguar Athletic Boosters.

Volunteers Needed For Football Weigh-In Falls Church High School will once again host the county-wide football weigh-ins on Saturday, Aug. 11, Saturday, Aug. 18 and and Saturday, Aug. 25. This is an opportunity for boosters to sell

concessions to raise funds. Several volunteers are needed to cook and sell the food. There are morning, mid-morning, and afternoon shifts. Volunteer sign up information to assist at the snack bars will be coming soon.

Creative Cauldron Summer Series Still Going “Coming of Age” presented by A Place to Be Me will be the first in a series of shows this summer and will take place on Friday, August 11 at 8 p.m. This show will feature songs about the struggles that teens go through, from anxiety to depression. Recommended for families and people of high school age and up. Creative Cauldron (410 South Maple Ave., Falls Church) $18 – 22.

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WHO’S THE BEST? The finalists for the 2018 BEST OF FALLS CHURCH reader vote are here! Cast your vote now at BESTOFFC.COM. Winners will be featured in a special BEST OF FALLS CHURCH edi�on of the News-Press on August 30!

2018 Best of Falls Church Finalists: FOOD & DINING

BURGER: Cafe Kindred • Clare & Don’s Beach Shack • Dogwood Tavern Elevation Burger • Mad Fox Brewing Company PIZZA: Flippin’ Pizza • Ledo Pizza • Mad Fox Brewing Company Paisano’s Pizza • Pizzeria Orso SANDWICH: Cafe Kindred • Lazy Mike’s Deli • Northside Social Panera Bread • Spacebar FRIED CHICKEN: Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken • BB.Q Chicken Chick-fil-A • Liberty Barbecue • Popeyes ROTISSERIE-STYLE CHICKEN: Crisp & Juicy • Giant Food • Harris Teeter Plaka Grill • Super Chicken SEAFOOD: Chasin’ Tails • Clare & Don’s Beach Shack Hot n Juicy Crawfish • Idylwood Grill • TRIO Grill VEGAN: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack • Lazy Mike’s Deli Loving Hut • Sunflower Vegetarian Restaurant SUSHI: Koi Koi Sushi & Roll • Maneki Neko • Passion Fin • Sea Pearl • Takumi MEDITERRANEAN: Idylwood Grill • La Côte d’Or Café Moby Dick House of Kabob • Plaka Grill • Yayla Bistro ITALIAN: Argia’s • Idylwood Grill • Italian Cafe Pizzeria Orso • Sfizi Cafe VIETNAMESE: Four Sisters Restaurant Huong Viet Restaurant • Pho 88 • Present • Rice Paper LATIN AMERICAN: El Patron • El Tio Grill Luzmary • Super Chicken • Taco Bamba BREAKFAST: Cafe Kindred • The Happy Tart Lazy Mike’s Deli • Northside Social Original Pancake House BRUNCH: Cafe Kindred • Dogwood Tavern Idylwood Grill • Ireland’s Four Provinces • Open Road HAPPY HOUR: Cafe Kindred • Clare & Don’s Beach Shack Dogwood Tavern • Liberty Barbecue Mad Fox Brewing Company


BAR FOOD: Cafe Kindred • Clare & Don’s Beach Shack Dogwood Tavern • Mad Fox Brewing Company • Spacebar SPORTS BAR: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack • Dogwood Tavern Ireland’s Four Provinces • The Locker Room • Open Road BEER LIST: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack • Dogwood Tavern Mad Fox Brewing Company • Open Road • Spacebar WINE LIST: Argia’s • Idylwood Grill • Northside Social Sfizi Cafe • TRIO Grill COFFEE SHOP: Cafe Kindred • The Happy Tart • Northside Social Rare Bird Coffee Roasters • Starbucks BAKERY: Cafe Kindred • Castro’s Bakery • The Happy Tart Northside Social • Panera Bread FROZEN TREATS: Baskin Robbins • FDB Eatery • Lazy Mike’s Deli Lil City Creamery • Sweet Frog FARMER’S MARKET VENDOR: Chris’ Marketplace • Donut Heaven Kate’s Crepes • Number 1 Sons • Stachowski Brand Charcuterie KID-FRIENDLY DINING: Cafe Kindred • Clare & Don’s Beach Shack Lazy Mike’s Deli • Open Road • Pizzeria Orso SPECIAL OCCASION DINING: 2941 Restaurant Argia’s • Idylwood Grill • La Côte d’Or Café • TRIO Grill OUTSIDE EATING EATING: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack • Dogwood Tavern Ireland’s Four Provinces • Northside Social • Plaka Grill DELIVERY FOOD: Paisano’s Pizza Moby Dick’s House of Kabob • Lucky Thai Saffron Indian Cuisine CATERING: Clare & Don’s Beach Shack HoneyBaked Ham • Lazy Mike’s Deli Liberty Barbecue • Plaka Grill NEW RESTAURANT: Fava Pot • Lazy Mike’s Deli Liberty Barbecue • Northside Social • Ramen Factory


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WHO’S THE BEST? 2018 Best of Falls Church Finalists: RETAIL, SERVICES & MORE

ACCOUNTING FIRM: Diener & Associates • Bay Business Group H&R Block • Johnson & Associates • Levin & Associates ARCHITECT: DuBro Architects & Builders • Moore Architects Luther Paul Weber • Butz Wilbern • Winn Design + Build LAWYER: Baskin, Jackson & Lasso • Ben Glass • Lucy P. Kiernan Gayle B. Matthews • Erik Pelton BANK/CREDIT UNION: Apple Federal Credit Union • BB&T Burke & Herbert • PNC • Suntrust REAL ESTATE AGENT: JD Callander • Lisa DuBois • Leslie Hutchison Tori McKinney • Susan Tull O’Reilly REAL ESTATE GROUP: Chrissy + Lisa • JD Callander & Associates Keller Williams Realty • Re/Max West End • Rock Star Realty DOCTOR: Scott Bartram • Ritu Cuttica • Timothy Muir Philip O’Donnell • Gordon Theisz PEDIATRICIAN: Bassam Atiyeh • Christine Baldrate • Amin Barakat Capital Area Pediatrics • Lisa Kelly DENTIST: William V. Dougherty • Peterson Huang Melanie Love • Mark Miller • Johana Nieto CHIROPRACTOR: Joshua Brooks • Ted Perih • Ray Solano • Thomas Wetzen EYEWEAR: For Eyes • MrEyeDr. • Point of View Eyewear • Target Optical HANDYMAN: Doug’s Handyman Service • Handyman Services of Northern Virginia House Doctors Handyman of McLean • Harry Shovlin • Your Handyman, Pete Trevisan HOME IMPROVEMENT: Brown’s Hardware • Foxcraft Design Group Home Depot • NV Kitchen & Bath INSURANCE COMPANY: Allstate • Progressive • State Farm • USAA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY: Chesterbrook Residences • Goodwin House The Kensington Falls Church • Sunrise of Falls Church DRY CLEANERS: Betty Brite Cleaners • Classic Cleaners Hillwood Cleaners • Potomac Cleaners • Spectrum Cleaners CAR DEALER: Beyer Automotive • Bill Page Honda Koons Ford • Stohlman Subaru AUTO SERVICE: City Sunoco • Drive European Herb’s Auto Repair • Integrity Tire & Auto • Smokey’s Garage BARBERSHOP: Father & Son Barber Shop • Jess Haircuts The Neighborhood Barbershop • Snip Snip Barber Shop HAIR SALON: Hair Cuttery • Kess Hair & Skincare Miki for Hair • Nash Hair Design • Perfect Endings NAIL SALON: Aislinn Nails & Spa • Grace Nails & Spa Nail Bonita • Rex Day Spa • Westlee Hair Salon MASSAGE: Body Dynamics • Ladan Holistic Spa Massage Envy • Stress Knot

FITNESS/SPORTS SHOP: Bikenetic • Conte’s Bike Shop • PJ’s Sports Road Runner Sports • Spokes Bike Shop FITNESS STUDIO: Body Dynamics • CycleBar • Dancing Mind Orangetheory Fitness • Pure Barre Falls Church GYM: 24 Hour Fitness • CrossFit Falls Church • Gold’s Gym Orangetheory Fitness • Planet Fitness SUMMER PROGRAM: Camp Columbia • Camp Rodef Shalom City of Falls Church Recreation & Parks • CommuniKids • Congressional Camp PRIVATE SCHOOL: Congressional School • Saint James Catholic School The Sycamore School PRESCHOOL: Columbia Baptist Child Development Center • CommuniKids Dulin Cooperative • Falls Church Episcopal Day School • Congressional School DAYCARE: A Child’s Place • Columbia Baptist Child Development Center Congressional School • Easter Seals • Kaye Kare EVENT SPACE: Celebration Center for Spiritual Living • Cherry Hill Park Clare & Don’s Beach Shack • Hilton Garden Inn • The State Theatre LIVE MUSIC: Cafe Kindred • Clare & Don’s Beach Shack Dogwood Tavern • JV’s Restaurant • The State Theatre SHOPPING CENTER: Eden Center • Falls Plaza Pearson Square • Seven Corners Shopping Center PLACE TO BUY A GIFT: Botanologica • Doodlehopper 4 Kids Falls Church Antique Center • Pursuing Vintage • Stylish Patina JEWELRY STORE: Direct Jewelry Outlet • Dominion Jewelers Quest Fine Jewelers • Washington Diamond BOUTIQUE: Botanologica • Lemon Lane Consignment • Pursuing Vintage Stylish Patina • Zoya’s Atelier SPECIALTY STORE: Bikenetic • Doodlehopper 4 Kids Lemon Lane Consignment • Stylish Patina • Zoya’s Atelier BOOK STORE: Barnes & Nobel • Hole in the Wall Books • One More Page Books COMIC BOOK STORE: Hole in the Wall Books • Victory Comics GROCERY STORE: Giant • Harris Teeter • MOM’s Organic Market Trader Joe’s • Whole Foods BEER/WINE SHOP: Dominion Wine & Beer Harris Teeter • Trader Joe’s TECH COMPANY: Congnosante • Design TLC • Viget CITY EVENT: Concerts in the Park • Farmers Market Fourth of July • Memorial Day Parade & Festival Taste of Falls Church at the Fall Festival NEW BUSINESS: CycleBar • Falls Church Physical Therapy & Movement Northside Social • Orangetheory Fitness • Pure Barre Falls Church

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A Penny for Your Thoughts

News of Greater Falls Church By Supervisor Penny Gross

Was that a very large mosquito, or perhaps a very small drone? The exceedingly wet summer weather produced a bumper crop of mosquitos in Fairfax County neighborhoods, resulting in dive bomb attacks every time one steps outside. The Fairfax County Health Department reminds residents that mosquitos can’t fly very far, so many mosquitos are truly homegrown, right from that bucket or flower pot saucer on the patio or back step. “Tip and Toss” is an easy chore that will help you avoid creating a mosquito nursery. Just tip out the standing water, and toss plastic bags, old tarps, and anything else that can harbor even the smallest amount of water. Boats and boat covers can be among the worst offenders. In very hot weather, mosquito larvae can hatch even faster than the usual five to seven days! So it’s not a drone, at least, not a Fairfax County drone. A proposal to develop and implement a public safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program was deferred by the Board of Supervisors last week, to allow additional work to resolve potential privacy issues. The UAS program development began more than a year ago, with a focus for public safety for life safety. Search and rescue, emergency management, flooding assessment, pre- and post-disaster damage assessment, and hazardous material responses are just a few of the mission types that might benefit from a UAS program. At the same time, any UAS program must be safe, effective, and maintain public trust. UAS programs also must comply strictly with Virginia Code Ann.19.2-60.1, which imposes specific warrant requirements, with certain allowable exceptions. And there’s the rub. A drone can capture imag-

ery and video data that may be farther reaching than intended for its public safety mission. The live video feed that is important for the flight crew (the draft program manual covers, extensively, the responsibilities of the pilot-in-command (PIC) of the drone unit) also must safeguard individuals’ rights to privacy, civil rights, and civil liberties. Drone technology provides public safety personnel with a safe, reliable, and versatile tool that can expand their ability to assess and respond to emergencies more quickly and, hopefully, with appropriate resources. Drone technology also has the ability to capture other images in its flyover that may not have any relation to the incident, other than being in the flight path. Although there is no requirement or purpose to retain data for most types of UAS missions, so minimal data storage is anticipated, privacy rights must be considered and understood, which is why the Board of Supervisors asked for more community outreach. The update is expected to be presented to the Board’s Public Safety Committee in December or January, with Board consideration early in 2019. There’s still time to catch the Spotlight by Starlight free concert series at Mason District Park. Friday, Sunday, and Wednesday night concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Log on to to check out all the free summer concerts in our Fairfax County parks. The rained-out Capitol Steps concert has been rescheduled for Friday, Sept. 7, at 7:30 p.m. Plan to get there early!  Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor, in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be emailed at

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The Cult of Trump’s LaRouche Factor (Part 2)

An iconic photo of two stupid old straight white men at Trump’s Ohio rally last week wearing t-shirts reading, “I’d rather be a Russian than a Democrat,” says it all: sadly, the Republican Party has become the Russian Party. In its zeal to defend Trump in order to foist a cruel, radical antiregulation, anti-entitlements agenda, the Republican Party leadership signed its party’s death warrant. Desperation has not only driven a lust for immediate, radical short-term gain, but is also a reaction to the nation’s longer-term demographic trend that will soon turn Texas as blue (Democratic) as California. No wonder Trump’s latest move is to deny voting rights to legal immigrants. About a decade ago GOP leaders had to choose either to win the rising FALLS CHURCH NEWS-PRESS Hispanic vote with programmatic initiatives, or to try to suppress it. They chose the latter, unable to resist catering the viscerally racist reaction by large parts of its base to the election of President Obama. The rise of the Tea Party resulted, including the legitimization of the “altright,” that gave birth to the lunatic “Freedom Caucus” wing of the GOP in Congress, followed by the election, with a heavy boost from Moscow, of Trump. The lunatic wing was thus sprung from two percent of the electorate to 25 percent, although mostly composed of stupid old straight white males now dying off at an accelerating rate (a fact, not that we wish it). Stripped of all attenuating factors, that’s Trump’s base at its waning peak. Where did this come from? Scholars, historians and citizens are going to have to take a hard look at this, because so far, no one has indicated they have a clue. I have my view, having been in the thick of what I think was a fundamental cultural (better, countercultural) sea change that happened in the 1970s, largely the result of highest-level decisions made to quell the civil rights, anti-war and social justice ferment of the late 1960s. A robust counter-revolutionary offensive was launched, rooted in tools developed at earlier points by right-wing currents of the U.S. intelligence and military establishments aligned with the McCarthyism of the 1950s and J.Edgar Hoover. They used “Cold War” rhetoric to bash carryovers of FDR’s New Deal in hopes of undoing all of its social safety nets. The demands for a radically egalitarian society that arose from the 1960s ferment, and not some fear of a Soviet-inspired communist revolution, is what drove these counter-revolutionary forces to act. This is where the Russians (Soviets, then) first entered the picture in the U.S….not on the side of “revolution,” but on the side of the reactionary establishment in a cynical but effective form of infiltration and influence peddling. Under the guise of the “detente” negotiated between Nixon and Brezhnev, as the brilliant investigative journalist Robert I. Friedman first documented in articles for the Village Voice and then his book, “Red Mafiya: How the Russian Mob Has Invaded America” (Little, Brown and Co., 2000), the compact involved the emigration of tens of thousands of Russians to the U.S. under the guise of human rights. But those Brezhnev allowed to emigrate were the worst criminals and thugs of Russian cultural black markets. Once in the U.S., they organized into what became the Russian Mafia which, among other things, was available to the U.S. right wing for all sorts of mayhem against the civil rights movement. Muscling in on the Italian mafia in New York, this is when Moscow’s thugs first met and started doing business with (including blackmailing) the hedonistic playboy Trump. Nixon, Hoover and their masters let this ride through the 1970s to thoroughly rout the “left” and spin the inner cities and “counterculture” into self-destructive drug use and radical hedonism. In this context, the leftist LaRouche cult was redirected from within to roughly align with a burgeoning far right swollen by the politicization of Christian fundamentalist churches. Puzzled politicians thought the LaRouche operation was the work of the CIA, a faction of which might have had a hand. Others, like the late Georgia Rep. Larry McDonald, insisted it was the KGB. In hindsight, he was the more accurate.

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Our Man in Arlington By Charlie Clark

Just sold: The modernized 1836 cabin of Caleb Birch, where Teddy Roosevelt stopped while riding, where Presley Rixey’s valet lived while building Washington Golf and Country Club. Birchwood “is NOT historic,” claimed the Century 21 description of the commemorated site at Wakefield and N. 26th sts. “It could be a great remodel or teardown.” Selling Arlington’s historic houses, say friends in the trade, requires a specialized enthusiasm—in the hearts of buyers and sellers. “A lot of older homes in Arlington have irreplaceable charm and history, but less of the functionality of newer homes,” said Natalie Roy of Keller Williams Realty. Sellers are tempted to market an oldie as a tear-down, but they could price it “higher and wait a little longer, to see whether there’s a buyer willing to upgrade,” she said. “I do what clients need.” Alyssa Cannon of McEnearney Associates said, “The buyers most likely to buy older houses appreciate their charm and the way they were built. They want solid construction and character, but also a connection to the past and community.” Similar enthusiasm comes from Tim Landis of Long and Foster. “Buyers of older properties either grew up here and want

to reestablish connection to their past, or simply appreciate a home that stands out.” Landis, whose love of history dates to childhood, said he always points out spots of local interest to clients. “Not sure they want to hear it, but I tell them anyway.” Switch to the point of view of the buyer. Tom Jensen, who with wife Sarah bought a modernized home wrapped around a 19th-century log-cabin at 4025 N. Randolph St., got their first glimpse in spring 2010 when his wife spotted “a postage stampsized photo on the Web. My reaction was skeptical: Honey, there are no log cabins in Arlington.” Marketing materials stressed the home’s “unique”, “rustic”, “individualistic”, and “historic” character,” Jensen said. But “quirky, worn, weird, drafty, and old would have been equally accurate.” They bought it the next morning. Though the previous owner of 31 years neglected it, their renovations have made it comfy and weather-tight. “The county’s excellent research into the house’s history has given us an even deeper appreciation,” he said Leslie Aun, with husband Buzz McClain, bought and renovated the 1892 Crossman farmhouse at 2501 N. Underwood St. “We didn’t choose Crossman House, it chose us,” she said. “We wanted more character and history than your average brick rambler.” In online research, she was

astonished to find something on the Historic Register in Arlington, “so I persuaded the two kids to come investigate. The house was in foreclosure and looking a little ramshackle.” Oddly, a door was unlocked, so she and her spooked children “crept down into the cold, dark, dirt-floor basement using our phones for light.” Aun “felt the house welcoming me from the very first moment. It was beautiful, but needed some TLC, and somehow it decided we were the ones to do it.” Aun thinks Mrs. Crossman would be pleased with their renovations. “It has not been cheap or easy. But the county historic preservation team “was really helpful. I am excited we’ve helped preserve a bit of Arlington’s residential history, which is getting bulldozed at a frightening pace.” N. Jay Thierry of Century 21 just received a contract on Birchwood. The prospective owner plans a remodeling. *** The Social Security Administration under President Trump followed through with its announced plan to shutter the Social Security office in Rosslyn. An agency spokesman confirmed to me that the consolidation—which drew protests from unions, senior advocates and lawmakers--happened on June 22 “due to an expiring lease.” I swung by and found the second-floor digs in the Monday Properties Building now empty. All employees were relocated to other offices.


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FALLS CHURCHCALENDAR COMMUNITYEVENTS THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Preschool Storytime. Stories and fun for ages 0-5. Drop-in. Free to attend. All storytimes are followed by playtime. Free to attend. Mary Riley Styles Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). 10:30 – 11 a.m. 703-248-5034. Playtime with Early Literacy Center Toys. Explore educational and manipulative items (aka toys) to teach early literacy through play. Ages birth to 5 years. No registration required. Free to attend. Mary Riley Styles Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). 11 a.m. – noon. 703-248-5034. Legos at the Library. Playtime with Legos in the Library. For ages 3 – 10 and must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in program, no registration necessary. Mary Riley Styles Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). 3 – 5

p.m.. 703-248-5034

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11 Farmers Market. The award-winning, year-round market is filled with fresh, local produce, meat, dairy, flowers & plants, honey, music and more. City Hill Parking Lot. (300 Park Ave. Falls Church, VA) 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.703-2485027. Tiny Tot. Tiny Tot programs provide an opportunity to interact one-on-one with your child while discovering the wonders of nature. Each program will engage you with hands-on learning, and may include a variety of activities like songs, crafts, finger plays and mini-hikes. Tiny Tot programs are offered throughout the year at both Gulf Branch and Long Branch Nature Centers. Each program has a theme but they are not listed ahead of trime. Registration is required. $5 to attend. Ages 18 – 35 months. Long Branch Nature Center at Glencarlyn Park (625 S.

Carlin Springs Rd). 10:30 – 11:15 a.m. 703-228-6535. Book Sale. A large number of quality books and other materials for both children and adults will be for sale. Proceeds from the sale go directly to the library and help pay for programs and materials. The sale usually falls on the last weekend of the month. Mary Riley Styles Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). 7 – 8 p.m. 703-248-5034.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 Four Mile Run Wildlife Walk. Interested residents can attend the Four Mile Run Wildlife Walk and see the native wildlife that lives along Four Mile Run. There will be stops at sites for activities and attendees will see birds, fish, turtles and possibly water snakes. For families ages 5 and up. Register children and adults; children must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5 to attend. Long Branch Nature Center at

Glencarlyn Park (625 S Carlin Springs Rd). 10 – 10:45 a.m. 703228-6535.

MONDAY, AUGUST 13 ESL Conversation Group. A general conversation group (for adults) learning English as their second language. Meets every Monday at regularly scheduled time. No registration required. Free to attend. Mary Riley Styles Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). 7 – 8 p.m. 703-248-5034.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 Great Books Discussion. A “Great Books” discussion concentrating on literary classics (both traditional and modern) meeting at 7 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesday most months. This week’s book is the classic work “Demosthenes” by Plutarch. Open to all and no registration required. Mary Riley Styles Library (120 N. Virginia Ave., Falls Church). 7 – 9 p.m. 703-248-5034.


FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Synetic Theater presents a brand new adaptation of one of the most important cultural texts of the twentieth century, L. Frank Baum’s American masterpiece “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” Producing Director Paata Tsikurishvili has created an environmental and spectacular adventure where verbal and nonverbal communication embrace each other in this innovative and heartfelt story of community, perseverance, and magic. Join Dorothy and friends as they embark on their journey down the Yellow Brick Road and see how Synetic brings to life Baum’s characters in a way only Synetic can. This adaptation of Baum’s beloved children and adults most beloved tale is the premier production in Synetic’s New Voices Series. Davis Peforming Arts Center (37th and O Streets, NW) $40 – $45. 8 p.m.

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“Dave.” From a Tony and Pulitzer Prize award-winning creative team, comes the world-premiere musical comedy “Dave,” adapted from the Oscar-nominated film. “Dave” tells the story of high school teacher (and presidential lookalike) Dave Kovic, who is hired by the Secret Service as a standin for the Commander-in-Chief. When the President falls ill under less than “presidential” circumstances, Dave is thrust into the Oval Office to avoid a national scandal, and must find a way to gain the trust and love of the American people … and the First Lady. Arena Stage (1101 Sixth St., NW) $117 – $140. 8 p.m.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 “Hamilton.” The American Musical is a sung- and rapped-through musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda, inspired by the 2004 biography “Alexander Hamilton” by historian Ron Chernow. The National Tour of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway sensation finally comes to D.C. Kennedy Center (2700 F St. NW, Washington, DC) $99 – $625. 7:30 p.m.

LIVEMUSIC THURSDAY, AUGUST 9 Andrew O’Day. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. (130 North Washington St., Falls Church). 6:30 p.m. 703-532-9283. Andy Branigan. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 6:30 p.m. 703-237-8333. Toad the Wet Sprocket with Megan Slankard. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $65. 7:30 p.m. 703-


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Disney’s Broadway Hits. Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd. Vienna). $25 – $75. 8 p.m. 703-255-1900. Tony Lucca. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $18. 8 p.m. 703-255-1566. The Bob Band: Bob Dylan Tribute. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8:30 p.m. 703-241-9504.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10 Jeff Smith. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 6 p.m. 703-241-9504. Smokehouse Duo. Falls Church Distillers (442 S. Washington St. A, Falls Church). 7 p.m. 703-8589186. Lyle Lovett & His Large Band. Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd. Vienna). $30 – $50. 8 p.m. 703-255-1900. All 80’s, All Night. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $12. 8 p.m. 703-255-1566. Soul Stew Band. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 9 p.m. 703-241-9504.

VICTOR WAINWRIGHT & THE TRAIN will be at JV’s Restaurant next Wednesday. (Courtesy Photo)

No Scrubs: ‘90’s Dance Party. 9:30 Club (815 V St. NW, Washington D.C.) $16. 9 p.m. 202-265-0930.

“Coming of Age.” Creative Cauldron (410 South Maple Ave., Falls Church). $18 – 22. 8 p.m. 703-436-9948.

Herb and Hanson. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 10 p.m. 703-237-8333.

Cactus Liquors. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 9 p.m. 703-241-9504.


The Bottle Shop. Dogwood Tavern (132 W. Broad St., Falls Church). 10 p.m. 703-237-8333.

Outpatients Live and in Concert. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703241-9504. Saved by the 90s’s – A Party with the Bayside Tigers. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). $17. 7 p.m. 703237-0300. Aaron Neville. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $89.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500. Dan Navarro. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $20. 8 p.m. 703-255-1566.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12 Dixieland Direct. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 1 p.m. 703-241-9504.

p.m. 703-255-1566. Morris Day & The Time. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $79.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500. ABBA The Concert. Wolf Trap (1645 Trap Rd. Vienna). $40 – $60. 8 p.m. 703-255-1900. Fabulous Belairs. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8:30 p.m. 703-2419504.


Josh Allen Band. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 4 p.m. 703-241-9504.

Boys of Summer Live and in Concert. The State Theatre (220 N Washington St., Falls Church). $29. 3:30 p.m. 703-237-0300.

Ramon & Kamaka. Clare and Don’s Beach Shack. (130 North Washington St., Falls Church). 5 p.m. 703-532-9283.

Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $35. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500.

Tempest. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $20. 7:30

Wolf Blues Jam Weekly Show. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington

Blvd., Falls Church). 8:30 p.m. 703-241-9504.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 14 Shawn Mullins. The Birchmere (3701 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria). $29.50. 7:30 p.m. 703-549-7500. Cory Wong Live and in Concert. Jammin’ Java (227 Maple Ave. E, Vienna). $15. 8 p.m. 703255-1566. Tribute to Country Music. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 8:30 p.m. 703-241-9504. Majestic: Weekly LGBTQ night. Diva Lounge (6763 Wilson Blvd., Falls Church). 10 p.m.

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15 Victor Wainwright & The Train. JV’s Restaurant (6666 Arlington Blvd., Falls Church). 9:45 p.m. 703-255-1566.

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55. ____-Alt-Delete 56. What Richard Nixon famously declared in 1971 ... and something you can spot in three places in this puzzle's grid 58. Batman : Robin :: Green Hornet : ____ 59. It may be obtuse 60. Crossword ____ 61. Multitude 62. Utility belt item 63. "Sad to say ..."

AUGUST 9 – 15, 2018 | PAGE 21 30. Test for coll. seniors 31. Hosomaki or futomaki, at a Japanese restaurant 32. Eurasia's ____ Mountains 33. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" original castmember ____ Leakes 34. Group of two 36. Actress Watts of "Birdman" 40. FedEx truck driver's assignment: Abbr. 41. Cleansing solution 45. Multitude 46. Bulletin board stickers 47. Like some organs 48. Bakery purchase 49. 1996 film that becomes the title of a Best Picture winner when its first letter is removed 51. Body part with cinco dedos 52. Word above a shop's door handle 53. Rarity in un desierto 54. Functions 56. Angkor ____ (Cambodian landmark) 57. Kelly Clarkson's record label


1. Get the ball rolling? 2. Noteworthy moments in history 3. One who celebrates Pi Day every March 14, perhaps 4. Novelist Clancy 5. Fictional character whose dying words are "God bless Captain Vere!" 6. Soothing flora 7. Do a sheepdog's job 8. Dummkopf 9. Shiny coat provider 10. This place "without 'art' is just 'eh'" 11. Link with 12. It was launched by Ford in 1957 on "E-Day" 14. "I'm not doing business with you!" 17. Newspaper fig. 21. Mother-of-pearl 22. Household item also known as a scatter cushion 23. New Deal program FDR created in 1935 for the unemployed 24. Musical whose cast will tell you its title is an anagram of "cast" 25. Latin 101 verb 26. ____ beneficiary


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Schools Seek Council OK For $1.7 Million Athletic Fields Improvement At a work session last week, the Falls Church School Board worked out final plans to forward a request for $1.7 million to the City Council for a full upgrade of the athletic fields at the George Mason Middle and High School campus. School Board chair John Durham told the News-Press he wants to see swift action by the Council.

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F.C. Council Hails Diversity in Pro-Affordable Housing Vote Citing the City of Falls Church’s vision statement, charter and comprehensive plan, all affirming diversity as an important community objective, the Falls Church City Council voted in the wee hours of Tuesday morning to approve an ambitious plan to build a new, seven story building with 174 affordable housing rental units in downtown Falls Church.

Gene Walker, Chief Engineer at The Hilton Garden Inn, Dies at 56 Gene Walker was a proud Chief Engineer at Hilton Garden Inn in Falls Church. His fellow employees were his second family, not just coworkers. He was an all around handyman. He loved his family and the Dallas Cowboys. He had an infectious smile and personality. Everyone he met loved him. Unfortunately Gene was called home after his battle with cancer. Gene is survived by his wife Elizabeth Socore Bazan and step children Luis, Britney and Abigail Socore all from Dumfries, Virginia, his children Cassi and Angel Romo of Midland, Texas, Lee and Brandy Walker of Richmond and

Troy Walker of Nashville Tennessee and his grandchildren Mason Romo & Jacob Wofford of Midland, Texas and Taryn, Keaton and Kylei Walker of Richmond. His Parents Willard Carroll and Frances Walker of Odessa, Texas, his siblings Brother Carroll (Al) Walker of Odessa, Texas Sisters DeAnne and Jim Patman of Odessa, Texas and Brenda and Richard Finley of Choctaw, Oklahoma, his step brothers Eddie and Sally Tenorio, Frank and Rachel Tenorio and step sister Delia Tenorio of Odessa, Texas plus Aunts, Uncles, tons of cousins and friends. He was Preceded in death by Mother Lois C. Walker, Grandparents

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CRIME REPORT Week of July 30 – August 5, 2018 Destruction of Property, 400 blk S West St, July 30, unknown suspect shattered a vehicle’s side mirror with a blunt object. Destruction of Property, 370 W Broad St (Broaddale parking lot), July 30, between 11:45 AM and 12:10 PM, unknown subject keyed a black jeep. Drug Violation, 400 blk S Washington St, August 1, 12:45 AM, a male, 21, of Falls Church, VA, was arrested for Possession of Cocaine. Larceny, 7124 Leesburg Pike (George Mason High School bike rack), July 30, 2:43 PM, unknown suspect, described as a black male wearing a white jacket and riding a grey and orange bike, left his bike behind and took a 54 inch Fuji Jari 1.3 road bike which had been locked to the rack.

Larceny from Building, 100 blk W Westmoreland Rd, Aug 1, 2:29 PM, resident observed unknown suspect, described as a black male approx.6’,16-18 years old, skinny build, black, short hair, no facial hair, wearing a black shirt (with white writing), enter the backyard and take a silver hybrid bicycle. Last seen fleeing westbound. Assault and Batter, 624 S Washington St (GP Auto Shop), Aug 2, 1:05 PM, police responded for a complaint of simple assault. Following an investigation, a male, 37, of Burke, VA, was arrested for Assault and Batter. Larceny from Building, 6763-R Wilson Blvd (Planet Fitness), August 2, between 3:30 and 4:30 PM, a secured locker was entered and items of value taken. Drinking in Public, 201 S Washington St (7-11), Aug 4, 10 PM, a male, 59, of no fixed address, was

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GENE WALKER Willard and Marie Walker. Gene will be laid to rest Friday Aug. 3rd at 11 a.m. at American Heritage in Midland, Texas. Officiated by cousin Jon Sharp. issued a summons for Drinking in Public. Drug Violation, 600 blk S Washington St, Aug 5, 2:43 AM, a female, 35, of Springfield, VA, was arrested on a felony warrant for possession marijuana/THC. Residential Burglary, 200 blk S Lee St, between 11 PM, Aug 4 and 8 AM, Aug 5,suspect entered an unsecured lower level while residents were sleeping and took multiple items of value. a male, 18, of Falls Church, VA, was arrested for Felony Breaking and Entering and Felony Grand Larceny. No weapons were involved. OTHER ARRESTS July 31, 7:04 PM, a female, 39, of McLean, VA, was arrested by Fairfax County Police on an outstanding Obstruction of Justice warrant from the Falls Church District Court. Aug 4, 12:43 AM, a male, 38, of Falls Church, VA, was arrested by Front Royal Police, on two capias from Falls Church District Court for failure to appear and non-compliance. Underlying charge was assault and battery.

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