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The City of Falls Church, Virginia, is an independent, full-service city six miles from the nation's capital. "The Little City" is small in area (2.2 square miles) with a population of 14,000, the city is known for its urban village community, quality customer service, nationally ranked school system, environmental activism, and endless community activities.

08/28/2023

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08/25/2023

TRAFFIC ALERT UPDATE (10:20pm, Thursday 8/24):: Accident cleared, no injuries, all roads open.

ORIGINAL POST (9:45pm, Thursday 8/24) :: The 100 block of W. Broad Street (Rt 7) is closed due to an accident.

Watch vs. Warning, the waffle edition, in honor of  !
08/24/2023

Watch vs. Warning, the waffle edition, in honor of !

In honor of , we, of course, wanted to resurface our Watch vs. Warning waffle edition 🧇

Clear your calendar! The Falls Church Festival is one month away! On September 23, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., enjoy live mus...
08/23/2023

Clear your calendar! The Falls Church Festival is one month away! On September 23, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., enjoy live music, local food and beer, vendor booths, kiddie rides, and crafts...along with so much more!

↪️ fallschurchva.gov/Festival

Due to a scheduled service outage starting today at 7 a.m. and lasting 4-6 hours, please use the following temporary num...
08/23/2023

Due to a scheduled service outage starting today at 7 a.m. and lasting 4-6 hours, please use the following temporary numbers to reach the City of Falls Church Police Department for non-emergency calls: (703) 248-5221 (TTY 711) or (703) 248-5068 (TTY 711).

For emergencies, please continue to use 911.

The City of Falls Church is accepting applications to serve on several regional boards and commissions. Community member...
08/22/2023

The City of Falls Church is accepting applications to serve on several regional boards and commissions. Community members can help build relationships with neighboring jurisdictions as they work on important issues at the local level.

Groups like the Fairfax Area Commission on Aging, the Community Services Board, the Continuum of Care Board, and the Long-Term Care Coordinating Council focus on providing key human services through the City’s regional partnerships. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority Board oversees the management of public recreational facilities. For a full list of vacancies and to apply, check out fallschurchva.gov/Vacancies.

We're spilling the tea on T-Zones with five things you need to know about the City's proposed updates: fallschurchva.gov...
08/21/2023

We're spilling the tea on T-Zones with five things you need to know about the City's proposed updates: fallschurchva.gov/5ThingsToKnow

You can learn more at fallschurchva.gov/TZones.

Find the latest information on www.fallschurchva.gov/TZones.SCRIPTLet’s spill the tea on T-Zones! Here are five things you need to know about the City's prop...

Happy first day of school, Falls Church City Public Schools! Here's to a great year!
08/21/2023

Happy first day of school, Falls Church City Public Schools! Here's to a great year!

The City of Falls Church, also known as The Little City, is making a big impact by offering partially subsidized curbsid...
08/18/2023

The City of Falls Church, also known as The Little City, is making a big impact by offering partially subsidized curbside composting to its residents! The City recently renewed its contract for curbside composting with Compost Crew.

560 homes already participate in this program, separating out their food scraps for weekly collection. Roughly 1.5 million pounds of food scraps have been diverted from landfills to date, and that number continues to grow! Sign-up by visiting compostcrew.com/fallschurch. The City pays over half the fees, so it costs residents only $8 a month. That’s less than a streaming subscription!

City of Falls Church businesses can also get a discounted rate for composting, too! Visit compostcrew.com/commercial to get in contact with the Compost Crew team.

Please note the upcoming operating status dates for the Community Center.- Saturday, August 19 - Monday, August 28: Clos...
08/18/2023

Please note the upcoming operating status dates for the Community Center.

- Saturday, August 19 - Monday, August 28: Closed for cleaning and maintenance
- Through Monday, September 4: Gym closed
- Restrooms and customer service will still be available

The facility will also be closed on Sunday, September 3, and Monday, September 4, for Labor Day.

08/16/2023

Raising the City of Falls Church flag in recognition of the 75th anniversary of the incorporation of the City on August 16, 1948, when the Town of Falls Church became a City!

Today, August 16, 2023, marks the 75th anniversary of the City of Falls Church’s incorporation as an independent City. I...
08/16/2023

Today, August 16, 2023, marks the 75th anniversary of the City of Falls Church’s incorporation as an independent City. In recognition of this milestone, City employees gathered with community members and City Council for a special flag-raising ceremony at City Hall this morning!

Events are planned throughout this coming year to commemorate our 75th anniversary, including a community kickoff at the Falls Church Festival on Saturday, September 23! Stay tuned!

Registration for fall classes through the City's Recreation and Parks Department is now open to City and non-City commun...
08/16/2023

Registration for fall classes through the City's Recreation and Parks Department is now open to City and non-City community members!

Spots fill up fast, so sign-up today: fallschurchva.gov/Register.

Vacancy alert! The City of Falls Church is accepting applications to serve as the City’s member on the newly created Fai...
08/15/2023

Vacancy alert! The City of Falls Church is accepting applications to serve as the City’s member on the newly created Fairfax-Falls Church Continuum of Care Board (fairfaxcounty.gov/homeless/continuum-care). The Continuum of Care Board plans, coordinates, and reviews the effectiveness of a wide range of services aimed at preventing and ending homelessness. Community members who are interested in creating systems to address homelessness are a great fit for this opportunity.

For more information and to apply, see the City's vacancies page: fallschurchva.gov/Vacancies.

This City is currently under a Flash Flood Warning. Stay weather aware and off the roads if possible.
08/14/2023

This City is currently under a Flash Flood Warning. Stay weather aware and off the roads if possible.

Here’s your Storm Team4 forecast.

Want to join a team dedicated to making the City of Falls Church the best it can be? You're in luck. We’re hiring!Visit ...
08/14/2023

Want to join a team dedicated to making the City of Falls Church the best it can be? You're in luck. We’re hiring!

Visit fallschurchva.gov/Jobs for a complete list and information on all our full and part-time positions available.

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. During the mee...
08/11/2023

The Planning Commission will meet on Wednesday, August 16, at 7:30 p.m. in Council Chambers at City Hall. During the meeting, the Commission will hold a work session on the updated proposed T-Zones amendments (TO23-11) referred by the City Council at first reading on Monday, August 7. Virtual access to the meeting will also be available on fallschurchva.gov/Calendar.

Apply to serve on the Planning Commission! The Planning Commission (fallschurchva.gov/PlanningCommission) advises the City Council and City Manager on matters concerning the development, investment, and preservation of land within the City. For more information and to apply, see fallschurchva.gov/Vacancies.

Rescheduled from June, the City of Falls Church Concert Band will be performing tonight starting at 7 p.m., in Cherry Hi...
08/10/2023

Rescheduled from June, the City of Falls Church Concert Band will be performing tonight starting at 7 p.m., in Cherry Hill Park!

If weather is a concern, please call the Community Center at (703) 248-5027 (TTY 711).

Let's give a warm City of Falls Church welcome to our new Animal Control Officer, James Loring Overholt, pictured here w...
08/10/2023

Let's give a warm City of Falls Church welcome to our new Animal Control Officer, James Loring Overholt, pictured here with Chief of Police Mary Gavin at today's swearing-in ceremony!

Updated Info on W&OD Trail Closure:From August 7, 2023, through September 5, 2023, the City of Falls Church will conduct...
08/09/2023

Updated Info on W&OD Trail Closure:

From August 7, 2023, through September 5, 2023, the City of Falls Church will conduct essential maintenance and improvements along the W&OD Trail between Little Falls and Great Falls for the Trammel Branch stormwater project.

To ensure everyone's safety, the portion of the trail will close Mondays at 7 a.m. and will re-open on Fridays at 5 p.m. We understand the inconvenience, and a detour route is set up to guide you seamlessly around the closed path.

For questions or more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/TrammelBranch.

NOVA Parks W&OD Trail

Join the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT) for their monthly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 9, ...
08/08/2023

Join the Citizens’ Advisory Committee on Transportation (CACT) for their monthly meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, August 9, at 7 p.m. The CACT will receive an update from the Department of Public Works on paving conditions throughout the City. They will also discuss progress with Neighborhood Traffic Calming and review a memo on parking restrictions, among other agenda items.

Interested community members can observe the meeting in-person in the Dogwood Room at City Hall or virtually using fallschurchva.gov/Calendar.

👏 Join us in congratulating City of Falls Church Mayor David Tarter on receiving the Gordon N. Dixon Award, which recogn...
08/08/2023

👏 Join us in congratulating City of Falls Church Mayor David Tarter on receiving the Gordon N. Dixon Award, which recognizes the Mayor's support of regionalism!

Issued by the Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions (VAPDC), the Northern Virginia Regional Commission presented the award to Mayor Tarter at last night's City Council meeting.

Learn more: https://novaregion.substack.com/p/falls-church-mayor-wins-statewide

NVRC's Exec. Dir. was pleased to present City of Falls Church Government Mayor David Tarter with the Gordon N. Dixon Award in recognition of the Mayor's support of regionalism. The award issued by the VAPDC (Virginia Association of Planning District Commissions) was presented at the City Council meeting on Monday evening (8/7). More here: https://novaregion.substack.com/p/falls-church-mayor-wins-statewide

City Hall Offices and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library will close at 3:30 p.m. today, August 7, 2023, due to potenti...
08/07/2023

City Hall Offices and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library will close at 3:30 p.m. today, August 7, 2023, due to potentially hazardous conditions this afternoon and evening from severe weather.

The Community Center will remain open with limited staffing. Parents are requested to pick up their children early from camp.

If you were planning to attend this evening's City Council meeting in-person to provide public comment and would prefer to do so virtually, please send an email to [email protected] by 7 p.m. to receive the link. In the event the meeting is postponed or canceled, additional information will be provided via the City's standard methods of communication.

Full details: https://mailchi.mp/fallschurchva/severe-weather-aug7

Much of the area is now under a Moderate (Level 4 of 5) Risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Widesp...
08/07/2023

Much of the area is now under a Moderate (Level 4 of 5) Risk for severe thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. Widespread damaging wind gusts are likely, with potential for locally destructive winds. Tornadoes and large hail are also possible.

Stay weather aware, stay weather smart, and have multiple ways to receive warnings! Receive fallschurchva.gov/Alerts and follow us on social media.

Severe weather is expected this afternoon/evening in the Northern Virginia region. Here's information on who to call if ...
08/07/2023

Severe weather is expected this afternoon/evening in the Northern Virginia region. Here's information on who to call if there are power outages or downed trees and wires:

- Power Outages: Report to Dominion Energy, www.dom.com or 866-366-4357 (TTY 711).

- Downed Wires: Assume any downed wires are live and do not approach or attempt to clear. Keep a distance and call Police Dispatch, 703-241-5053 (TTY 711).

- Downed Trees on Buildings and Streets: Report downed trees on buildings, streets, and public property to Police Dispatch, 703-241-5053 (TTY 711), and do not attempt to remove yourself, unless instructed to do so.

- Down Trees on Private Property: Downed trees on private property such as lawns are the responsibility of the property owner. Use tree contractors that are licensed in the City of Falls Church: www.fallschurchva.gov/TreeContractors.

- Dark Traffic Lights: A dark or non-working traffic light should be treated as a four-way stop, which means drivers should stop completely and take turns letting each driver proceed.

From Monday, August 7, 2023, through Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the City of Falls Church will conduct essential mainten...
08/04/2023

From Monday, August 7, 2023, through Tuesday, September 5, 2023, the City of Falls Church will conduct essential maintenance and improvements along Trammel Branch on the W&OD Trail.

Trammel Branch will be closed Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to ensure everyone's safety. We understand the inconvenience, and a detour route is set up to guide you seamlessly around the closed path.

For questions or more information, visit fallschurchva.gov/TrammelBranch.

NOVA Parks

Tonight’s Concert in the Park will take place at the Senior Center inside the Community Center due to the weather foreca...
08/03/2023

Tonight’s Concert in the Park will take place at the Senior Center inside the Community Center due to the weather forecast.

Our Recreation and Parks Department is hiring! They're seeking a part-time recreation worker for the Wednesday Early Rel...
08/03/2023

Our Recreation and Parks Department is hiring!

They're seeking a part-time recreation worker for the Wednesday Early Release Childcare Program.

Find all the details and apply through fallschurchva.gov/Jobs.

The 20th Annual Sunset Cinema series returns this fall for three nights of family-friendly films at Cherry Hill Park on ...
08/02/2023

The 20th Annual Sunset Cinema series returns this fall for three nights of family-friendly films at Cherry Hill Park on September 29, October 6, and October 13!

Cast your vote for the viewer's choice movie by August 25: surveymonkey.com/r/3TYSZLK

Will it be:
- E.T.?
- Lightyear?
- Space Jam: A New Legacy?

You decide!

August is here bringing with it opportunities to get involved with City of Falls Church boards and commissions! Stop by ...
08/01/2023

August is here bringing with it opportunities to get involved with City of Falls Church boards and commissions!

Stop by a Planning Commission meeting on a Wednesday night or drop in for the monthly Human Services Advisory Council meeting. Be sure to check the City Events Calendar throughout the month to keep up with your favorite groups. There are more than 20 boards and commissions, making it easy to find a topic or project that will fascinate you!

For an updated schedule of meetings, visit the calendar at fallschurchva.gov/Calendar.

*Meeting information subject to change*

This week’s Mary Riley Styles Public Library programming for kids and teens!
07/31/2023

This week’s Mary Riley Styles Public Library programming for kids and teens!

Coming up this week at the library for children and teens!
https://libraryaware.com/2TN6Y8

STORM UPDATE 7/29 at 6pm :: Take it easy if driving through the City. Watch for closed lanes, dark traffic signals, and ...
07/29/2023

STORM UPDATE 7/29 at 6pm :: Take it easy if driving through the City. Watch for closed lanes, dark traffic signals, and road closures. If signal is dark, treat like a four way stop.

Crews are working to clear roads and restore power (thanks, Dominion Energy ).

The Northern Virginia region is experiencing strong storms with high winds this evening. Here's information on who to ca...
07/29/2023

The Northern Virginia region is experiencing strong storms with high winds this evening. Here's information on who to call if there are power outages or downed trees and wires:

- Power Outages: Report to Dominion Energy, www.dom.com or 866-366-4357 (TTY 711).

- Downed Wires: Assume any downed wires are live and do not approach or attempt to clear. Keep a distance and call Police Dispatch, 703-241-5053 (TTY 711).

- Downed Trees on Buildings and Streets: Report downed trees on buildings, streets, and public property to Police Dispatch, 703-241-5053 (TTY 711), and do not attempt to remove yourself, unless instructed to do so.

- Down Trees on Private Property: Downed trees on private property such as lawns are the responsibility of the property owner. Use tree contractors that are licensed in the City of Falls Church: www.fallschurchva.gov/TreeContractors.

- Dark Traffic Lights: A dark or non-working traffic light should be treated as a four-way stop, which means drivers should stop completely and take turns letting each driver proceed.

07/28/2023

Getting in miles today on the W&OD Trail?

Drink plenty of water and stop by the City's cooling station alongside the trail at Oak Street to cool off with us until 4 p.m. today!

The City's Office of Emergency Management and Police Department are hosting the cooling station.

Calling all restaurants, cafés, and eateries of the City of Falls Church, there’s still time to apply for the Taste of F...
07/27/2023

Calling all restaurants, cafés, and eateries of the City of Falls Church, there’s still time to apply for the Taste of Falls Church, a part of the Falls Church Festival, before the August 11 deadline.

Join other local restaurants in the friendly competition for Best Overall Taste, Best Menu, and People’s Choice at the Taste of Falls Church, and share an exciting menu with thousands of visitors who attend each year.

More information and application can be found at fallschurchva.gov/FallsChurchFestival.

☀️ It's hot out there! Here are a few reminders about the extreme heat.
07/26/2023

☀️ It's hot out there! Here are a few reminders about the extreme heat.

Prepare for extreme heat, Virginia!
🚗 NEVER leave people or pets in a car
☀️ Avoid high-energy activities during the midday heat, if possible
🥤 Stay hydrated
🐾 Keep your pets hydrated, too, and keep their paws away from hot pavement

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