GMHS Girls Lacrosse Bests Heritage

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By JANE JOHANSEN
Special to the Falls Church Times

March 27, 2010

Dealing with rain and a definite chill in the air Tuesday night during a rescheduled game against Heritage High School, the George Mason High School Varsity Girls Lacrosse Team won their second game of the season.  The Mustangs led Heritage Pride at the half with a score of 16 to 6 and continued to rack up the goals against the AAA high school with a final score of 21 to 11.  Senior goalie Meghan Powell had 6 saves.  Sophomore midfielder Abby Johansen had 5 goals, Taylor Bottock and Courtney Ready each had 4, Gwen Edwards had 3, Christina Perez and Amanda Rolander each had 2, and Grace Kuipers had 1.  Leaders in assists were Bottock and Johansen with 2 each.  Mason’s next home game will be on April 8th at 7:15 p.m. at Moore Cadillac Stadium against last year’s Dulles District Champions, Broad Run High School .

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MONDAY 3/29: Order Deadline for Boy Scout Troop 895 Mulch Sale

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Boy Scout Troop 895 is conducting its annual mulch sale and delivery.  The Scouts will deliver the mulch to your home for free.  This hardwood mulch is comes in 3 cubic foot bags (retail stores sell 2 cubic foot bags) for $4.85 per bag.  Delivery will be the weekend April 9-10.  Order forms, available at www.troop895.us, include contact information for questions, and should be received by the troop no later than March 29.

Proceeds from mulch delivery are used to fund troop operations, advancement, and this year’s “Big Trip” to Colorado.  The troop, chartered at Falls Church Presbyterian Church for over 50 years, proudly boasts a troop record eight Eagle Scouts in the past year and maintains an active roster of around 50 Scouts.

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FRIDAY 4/2: FIRSTfriday Blooming Art Events

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Spring is “featured” at the April 2nd FIRSTfriday of Falls Church! 

Local outdoor photographer, Cathy Summers, is exhibiting her images of flowers associated with Spring’s arrival at Curves (240 W. Broad Street).  A reception will be held from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.

"Gardenia In Bloom" by Cathy Summers is one of the photographs in the FIRSTfriday exhibit at Curves

 At Art and Frame of Falls Church (111 Park Avenue), watercolor artist Rajendra KC will give a talk about his landscapes and depiction of nature at the FIRSTfriday reception form 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

An art exhibition to celebrate spring featuring the work of several artists in a variety of media will be held at Stifel and Capra: Art and Ornament for your Wonderful Life (260 W. Broad Street).  It’s a new season and it calls for new art! Meet the artists at a reception and not-a-surprise birthday party for Olivia, daughter of owner Theresa Stifel.

For more information about other events, dining and retail specials throughout The Little City this Friday, see www.FIRSTfridayofFallsChurch.com.

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SATURDAY 4/3: Easter Egg Roll at Cherry Hill Park

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The City of Falls Church Recreation & Parks Division will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 3 at 10 a.m. in Cherry Hill Park, located at 312 Park Ave.  In addition to scrambling for eggs, children are invited to meet the Easter Bunny.  Please bring a basket to collect eggs.  This event is free to the public.

In the event of rain, the Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Monday, April 5, at 4 p.m. in Cherry Hill Park.

For additional information, please call 703-248-5077.

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City Applies for Google’s Fiber for Communities Program

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March 27, 2010

The City of Falls Church has submitted an application to Google’s Fiber for Communities program, aimed at bringing higher-speed broadband service to one or more selected U.S. communities.  “Our City is an ideal and manageable location for Google to demonstrate its new network,” said David Tarter, chairman of the Falls Church Economic Development Authority.  “We have a highly educated population with strong federal government employment ties that would make great use of this opportunity.”

The City has put forward a strong proposal to be at the leading edge of the roll-out of this new platform so that our growing business community will have the tools they need to compete effectively in the global marketplace,” City Manager Wyatt Shields stated.  Shields noted that Falls Church is already among the best connected cable and wireless broadband communities in the nation.

Andy Rankin, president of Falls Church-based Viget Labs, also stressed the business benefits of a faster fiber network: “As a technology company that works strictly in the Internet industry we can already imagine some of the new applications that could be implemented in a place with ultra-high-speed data access.”

From his perspective as a City resident, Rankin added:  “Many people in our community already take advantage of tele-commuting as a way to reduce traffic and protect the environment.  Having access to Google’s fiber network would greatly improve that experience.”

For more information about the City’s application contact the Falls Church Economic Development Office at 703-248-5491 (TTY 711) or rickgoff@fallschurchva.gov .

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