In the two months since the much-hyped and dreaded sequester took effect, the daily economic forecast has been almost as painful as the slow grinding of bureaucratic wheels. But here’s some good economic news, especially for aspiring female entrepreneurs: the numbers are in your favor.
Aryan Golzar will go on 400-mile journey to raise money for scholarship.
Growing up in Great Falls, Aryan Golzar always loved the Potomac River. The same 400-mile-long-plus waterway that led to settlements from the Chesapeake Bay to West Virginia drove his imagination during his formative years, and now it’s become something even more.
Celebration features live performances, history displays.
Members of Great Falls and the surrounding communities gathered at the Grange and the Forestville Schoolhouse Sunday, May 5, for Great Falls Day. In celebration of the two historic buildings, as well as other signature aspects of Great Falls, hundreds attended the event to enjoy a pleasant Sunday and learn more about history.
Margaret Haddad Studio to present "Down Memory Lane."
After dancing and teaching ballet in four countries over the past five decades, Margaret Haddad’s Studio of Classical Ballet will look back on some of her favorite shows with "Down Memory Lane."
Great Falls Day, May 5, noon to 6 p.m.
Whether you have lived in Great Falls for generations, just arrived in our community, or live in a nearby town, we welcome you to a homey, experiential history experience this Sunday, May 5. We have gathered together the holders of our village’s “story” and these wisdom-keepers await your visit in their “History Tents” to tell the story of life along Georgetown Pike over the last 200 years. They have photos, maps, historic documents and artifacts, and their own personal recollections of how things were. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see history come alive.
Great Falls Friends and Neighbors name winners of 31st annual poetry contest.
The Great Falls Friends and Neighbors honored 10 Great Falls Elementary School students Friday, April 16, at their 31st annual poetry luncheon
Spring produce, other goods available at weekly market.
The Great Falls Farmers Market has kicked off its spring season, welcoming vendors returning and new with fruits, vegetables and other products. Three vegetable vendors are currently at the market, offering early spring crops.
Area high schoolers impress instructors at the 24-hour computer programming marathon.
When a voice over the loudspeaker announced, “free swag outside,” a stampede of teenagers cleared out the Thomas Jefferson High School (TJHSST) gymnasium in less than a minute. Even after almost 20 hours of coding and programming, the students were at no loss for enthusiasm, especially for free paraphernalia decorated with the TJ Hackathon logo. Kim Holton, a volunteer whose son was participating in the hackathon, said, “They all seem really tired and they’re dragging, but they’re excited.”
“Come to the Light,” an exhibit of photos capturing light in nature by Great Falls photographer and author Dee Leggett, will be on display during May at Katie’s Coffee in Great Falls.
The Great Falls All Star youth baseball team not only won the District 4 Championship and the VA State Championship last year as 12-year-olds, but also beat the South Carolina State Champions (12-1) and the West Virginia State Champions (13-0) last year in the SE Regional Tournament.
Fairfax County Public Schools use latest techniques to teach autistic students. v
In many ways, the three best friends—Anna Kate Martin, Devin Martin and Sarah Carmen—are typical sixth-grade girls.
The Great Falls U10 Girls Pride Blue team participated in the Arlington Spring Invitational Tournament March 8-9 and played against several local teams from Reston, Alexandria and Arlington.
Cody Matthew Jones, son of Martin and Carol Jones, and Addison Speer, son of Harvey and Susan Speer, both of Great Falls, are the two newest Eagle Scouts of Troop 73, sponsored by the United Methodist Men.
Forestville Elementary School’s Odyssey of the Mind team will compete at the world level for the second year in a row. Last week, at the Virginia state Odyssey competition held in Aldie, Va., the Forestville Division 1 team co-coached by Jeff LeLoup and Alex Newman won second place in their category, qualifying them to move to the 2013 World Finals competition being held May 23-25 at Michigan State University.
Alexis Watkinson, the daughter of Diane and Troy Watkinson of Great Falls, is a state finalist in the National American Miss Virginia Pageant.