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Fund-raising ornaments spotlight Great Falls artwork

The Great Falls Citizens Association and The Arts of Great Falls have teamed up to offer signature ornaments of Great Falls as a fund-raiser. The first ornament, in what organizers plan to be an annual series that highlights the community’s...

Grange’s rear lawn taking on a more natural look

The signs are subtle so far – a few planting areas covered with mulch and zones blocked off with orange tape – but big changes are coming behind the Great Falls Grange. Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) board members in...

Gas-pipeline installation halted over community concerns

The Virginia Department of Transportation on May 24 issued a stop-work order for a Washington Gas pipeline-installation project on Georgetown Pike after receiving complaints from the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA). Great Falls residents already had been inconvenienced by the...

Civic group seeks ‘signature’ bridge span over Beltway

When the construction dust settles, the orange cones are gone and work crews have relocated to snarl traffic elsewhere after completion of the 495 NEXT Project, the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) hopes an extra-nice-looking bridge will take Georgetown...

Supervisors OK bereavement center at Turner Farmhouse

Turner Farmhouse Foundation now has the go-ahead to build a retreat center behind the historic circa-1905 house in Great Falls, fulfilling the dream of the group’s president, Sarah Kirk. Fairfax County supervisors on July 29 unanimously approved a special exception...

Great Falls nature program to welcome cicadas

The Great Falls Citizens Association’s Environment & Parks Committee invites the public to spend an educational and entertaining hour at Riverbend Park on May 22 learning more about the cicadas that have begun to emerge. For 17 years, the Brood...

Fairfax pushes pause button on proposed Wolf Trap monopole

Fairfax County officials have “paused” their negotiations with an applicant over the proposed installation of a telecommunications monopole at Wolf Trap Fire Station. Milestone Tower Limited Partnership IV had filed a special-exception application seeking to place an unmanned monopole and...

Fairfax agritourism proposal raises red flags in Great Falls

Proposed new Fairfax County agritourism rules might lead to more noise and traffic, the Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) leaders warned in a recent missive to members. The Fairfax County Planning Commission on May 12 is scheduled to hold a...

Forum set on Route 7/Towlston Road project

The Great Falls Citizens Association (GFCA) will discuss the transportation project at Route 7 and Towlston Road at a town-hall meeting on March 31 at 7 p.m., which will be conducted virtually on Zoom. Sponsored by the GFCA’s Transportation Committee,...

Telecom proposal not going down well among neighbors

A proposal to erect a telecommunications monopole at Wolf Trap Fire Station appears to have a long way to go before gaining neighbors’ support. The vast majority of residents who expressed their views at a March 15 online meeting hosted...
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