Falls Church City crews will haul away debris from the June 29th storm on Wednesday July 11 without additional fees. Residents should observe the following guidelines.
Solid Waste Collection
Residents do not need to use excess trash stickers on Wednesday, July 11. Use the City-provided gray rolling carts, personal containers, or sturdy trash bags.
Residents do not need to use brush stickers on Wednesday, July 11. Please take the following measures to aid collection:
• Place brush at the curb or within the parking lane where applicable; do not obstruct the sidewalks or right-of-ways.
• Cut large tree limbs into segments no longer than 8 ft.; brush that exceeds this length requires additional manpower and resources. Smaller debris can be bundled or placed in brown, compostable yard waste bags.
• Leave only vegetative matter for pick-up; this collection is exclusively for tree limbs and brush downed by Friday’s storm. Fee waivers do not apply to special collections.
Special Bulk Collection
Special collection fees and service remain in place as usual for items too large or heavy to fit into a trash container such as furniture, moving debris, and household appliances. Residents may request a special collection by calling 703-248-5160. For more information and fees, see the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/SepcialCollection.
To report a missed collection, please call the automated Solid Waste Hotline at 703-248-5160.
Andrew Acosta the New Old Time String Band will perform at 7pm Thursday July 12 at Cherry Hill Park as part of “Summer Concerts in Cherry Hill Park,” sponsored by the Village Preservation and Improvement Society and the City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department. Acosta and his pickers perform American roots music and feature Falls Church themes.
The Summer Concert series, now in its 20th season, take place at 7pm on seven Thursdays throughout the summer and features bands with a local connection.
Other concerts scheduled for the season include:
July 19 – Apple Core. All Beatles! Apple Core is a very popular local band recreating music from the Beatles’ beginning to their final performance.
July 26 – Billy Coulter Band. Multiple WAMMIE award winner for album, song, vocalist and songwriter, Billy returns to Cherry Hill with his rock and pop sound
August 2 – Tom Principato. Tom’s band travels extensively and has won multiple WAMMIE awards, featuring rock and blues, with emphasis on Tom’s guitar skills.
Additional information is available at the City website.
BY BRIAN SULC
SPECIAL TO THE FALLS CHURCH TIMES
July 9, 2012
Last month, George Mason High School announced it has named Tony Green, long-time George Mason High School physical education/driver education teacher, as its Varsity Football Coach.
Green, 49, is actually returning as Head Coach of George Mason. He was the head coach at George Mason from 1992 to 1995 and took them to the play-offs during that stint. He also has served as an assistant coach at Paul VI Catholic and most recently, coached 16 seasons at Bishop O’Connell High School, including last season as their interim Head Coach. O’Connell is part of the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference, claimed by many to be one of the most competitive high school football conferences in the country.
Coach Green played for Brentsville High in the late 1970s and was a wide receiver at Shepherd University, graduating in 1985.
His reputation as a teacher is outstanding, according to several students. He is known for having a great sense of humor and a good rapport with his students, but demands that those in his charge have respect for themselves and others, and that they give 100 percent to their commitments. Similarly, he will expect commitment from his players and hold them accountable to that commitment.
Coach Green will be retaining most of last season’s assistant coaches for the upcoming season. He has conducted a few after-school sessions with the players and things are going very well.