SATURDAY, 4/6: VPIS Tree Planting Day

February 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Falls Church Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) will hold street tree planting days on Saturday April 6 and Saturday April 20 at 8:30am.  Locations will be announced soon.  VPIS is seeking volunteers to assist with the effort.

For additional information or to request your tree, visit or email [email protected].

SATURDAY, 4/27: Recycling Extravaganza

February 25, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The City of Falls Church Public Works Department will host the Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Property Yard and Recycling Center (217 Gordon Rd.).

City residents may recycle a variety of items including used electronics, cell phones, clothing and textiles, sewing machines, bicycles, printer cartridges, eyeglasses, hearing aids, and medical supplies like crutches. All items will be recycled, reused, or donated to charity.

Paper shredding will also be available, courtesy of TrueShred. Residents may bring up to three boxes, no bigger than 2’ x 2’ x 2’. Please remove binders, clips, and metal from paper boxes.

For a complete list of acceptable items and what happens to each item after donation, visit the City’s website,

To drop off materials, turn onto Gordon Rd. from W. Broad St. Volunteers will remove items from the car; there is no need for residents to get out of their cars—simple and easy.

Volunteers are also needed to sort clothing, inventory bikes, direct traffic, and more.

For additional information or to volunteer, please contact Allison Lohrenz at [email protected] or 703-248-5456.

SUNDAY, 2/24: GOP Candidate Reception

February 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Falls Church City Republican Committee will  host a candidate reception and tape a  pilot cable TV program on Sunday, Feb. 24th from 2:30 PM to 4:30 PM.  The location has been changed to The Italian Café, 7161 Lee Highway, Falls Church. The cost to attend is $25 per person or $40 per couple, and includes finger food and a wine tasting. To RSVP, email [email protected] or call 703-672-1188.

The event will include the previously scheduled “Meet Your Candidates” reception and a TV crew will tape the event for the “Our Town: Falls Church” cable TV pilot program which is being produced by CommuniScope for the FCCRC .

Candidates and officials invited and expected to attend include Jeannemarie Davis, GOP candidate for lieutenant governor.  She will  join Falls Church Vice Mayor David Snyder in presenting the local GOP’s “Youngest (At Heart) Citizen” award to Roger Neighborgall, who will be a young 90 on his next birthday. Neighborgall is a World War II veteran and community volunteer who has lived in Falls Church for more than forty years.  He is currently working with the Falls Church police and others on bike trail safety.

FRIDAY, 2/22: Military History Forum

February 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Robert Dorr will speak on “Mission to Tokyo.”

The Forum meets every other Friday, same time, same place — 10am-noon, Falls Church Community Center, 221 Little Falls Street. 703-248-5020.  The Forum is free and open to the public.

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WEDNESDAY, 2/20: Relay for Life Kickoff Event

February 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Visit Famous Dave’s in Falls Church for lunch or dinner on Wednesday, February 20 from 11:00 am to 9:30 pm for award-winning barbeque, and Famous Dave’s will donate 10% of your check to Relay for Life of Falls Church’s June 1st event! All proceeds will help the American Cancer Society find a cure for cancers and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

Please go to the Relay website at to print a copy of the event flyer, which is required with your food order. (To get to the flyer from the home page, click on View Event Details and then click Fundraisers & Activities.)  If you would like to volunteer or participate in the event, please contact Melissa Morse at (703) 992-9435 or [email protected].

WEDNESDSAY, 2/13: Falls Church CCTV Meeting

February 9, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The public is invited to join the FCCTV Cable Access Board and staff to celebrate a successful year of programming for Public Access, Education, and Government. The Board’s annual meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 6:30 p.m. in the FCCTV Studio (7124 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church). Those interested in becoming a producer for FCCTV, creating a television show or special for FCCTV, or taking video production workshops are encouraged to attend.

Small bites will be served as Barb Cram, Board President, presents “A Year of Accomplishments,” Mike Palmrose, FCCTV Supervisor, presents the Annual Station Report, and much more. Please RSVP to Susan Finarelli, [email protected] or 703-248-5210.


Falls Church City Television (FCCTV) is like three TV stations in one! It gives you a front-row seat at Falls Church City public meetings and at city and school events. It also gives city residents and eligible, non-residents the opportunity to work on a television production crew or to produce their own television shows to air on FCCTV.

Technically speaking, FCCTV is a PEG station (Public Access, Education and Government) serving the City of Falls Church. The three-in-one agreement (tripartite agreement) makes FCCTV a shared resource in a city that prides itself on community involvement. Its primary source of funding comes from a percentage of the revenue generated by cable television subscribers.

FCCTV airs in a limited viewing area on RCN Channel 2, Cox Channel 11, and Verizon Channel 35. Programming can also be found on the web:
• Live streaming,
• Recorded government meetings and events,
• Recorded Falls Church City Public School meetings and events,

AP Wang, 37 Year City Resident, Passes Away at 91

February 4, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

February 4, 2013

An Pang  “AP” Wang passed away on January  31, 2013 in Falls Church, VA.  He was 91 years old.

AP was born in 1922 in Beijing, China, educated at the Jesuit Prep School in Tianjin, China and went on to graduate from Saint John’s University in Shanghai, China.  He earned his Masters of Business Administration from New York University in 1948.

After he gained his graduate degree Mr. Wang could not return to China because of the on-going Chinese Civil War (1945-1949) and his father’s serving as a general in Manchuria, so he remained in the U.S.   AP was recruited by and joined the Voice of America where he worked for 34 years throughout the Cold War in the Chinese Branch and retired as the Editor of the Mandarin Chinese Bureau.  He maintained an active interest in international affairs throughout his life. Read more

FEBRUARY 4, 8, 11, and 15: Free Rape Aggression Defense Course

February 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The City of Falls Church Police Department is offering a free Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) program to teach realistic self-defense tactics and techniques to women 12 years of age and older. The course is offered in four three-hour sessions. Classes will be held at George Mason High  School, 7124 Leesburg Pike, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on February 4, 8, 11, and 15. Participants are required to attend all four sessions.

The RAD System is a comprehensive, women-only course that addresses awareness, prevention, risk reduction, risk avoidance, and the basics of hands-on self-defense training. RAD is not a martial arts program. Nationally certified RAD instructors from the City of Falls Church Police Department teach the course.

For more information and to register, e-mail [email protected] or call703-248-5061. There are a limited number of spaces available.

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