Vienna History: the spy living amongst us

Northern Virginia and Fairfax County have produced a long list of famous and successful people. We have also have our share of infamous ones. One of those infamous people would be Robert Hanssen. Hanssen was a Special Agent of the FBI with a long career in counter intelligence. Most will probably remember him as that smiling guy […]

Top 6 things to do with your kids that won’t break the bank!

Living in Fairfax County has many advantages. One is the great schools – another all the great and affordable activities for your preschool children. Here are some great activities for you to try. 1) Feel a Roaring Jet Engine (Free) Not in Fairfax County but probably close enough for most… Kids of all ages enjoy […]

Falls Church history – Iroquois Indians, The Falls Church and Little Falls

Image from around 1907 taken at intersection of Broad Street and Washington Street. (Source: Mary Riley Styles Public Library)

Where does the name Falls Church come from? Taking its name from The Falls Church, an 18th-century Anglican parish, Falls Church gained township status within Fairfax County in 1875. In 1948, it was incorporated as the City of Falls Church, an independent city with county-level governance status. It is also referred to as Falls Church […]