Get to know your candidates!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | Comments (0)

On Tuesday, April 20th, the League of Women Voters held a candidate forum at Falls Church City Hall. This forum was provided to the public as an opportunity to hear from the individuals running for seats on the Falls Church City Council. This event aired live on FCC-TV, but if you missed it you are in luck.

Repeats of the forum will air on the station leading up to election day. However, if you just can't wait, click here for archived version online.


Driving restrictions lifted

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Comments (0)

Dear MEHMS and GMHS Families:

Snow removal crews have been able to widen the Leesburg Pike entrance to Mary Ellen Henderson Middle School, so the traffic pattern restrictions imposed yesterday have been lifted.  You may now use the Leesburg Pike entrance.  However, please remember that it is illegal to turn right from Leesburg Pike into that entrance as indicated by the posted traffic sign.  This restriction was imposed by the Virginia Department of Transportation in 2005 for safety reasons.

Also, please be advised that all after school and evening activities scheduled for tonight will go on as scheduled. 

FCCPS Communications    

No Early Dismissal

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 | Comments (0)


Dear FCCPS Families,
This is just a friendly reminder that there will be no early dismissal tomorrow at Mount Daniel Elementary, Thomas Jefferson Elementary, Mary Ellen Henderson Middle and George Mason High School.  Instead, Wednesday’s dismissal schedule will be as follows:
Mount Daniel and TJ:           3:30 p.m.
MEH:                                      2:30 p.m.
GMHS:                                   3:00 p.m.
The adjustment is being made to make up for instructional time lost to snow days. 
FCCPS Communications


Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | Comments (0)

Memorial services for Richard Marsh will be held in the GMHS Auditorium from 2-5pm this Sunday, 11/20/11. FCCTV had planned on broadcasting these services, but due to technical difficulties, this will not be possible. We appologize for any problems this may have caused.

In lieu of flowers, contributions are gratefully accepted at:

Hoops For Youth Foundation

10623 Jones Street
Suite 101-A
Fairfax, VA 22030



Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | Comments (0)

Charles “Chip” Hailey III      May 2, 1942 – September 17, 2011

Charles Morgan Hailey III, known to all as “Chip” died suddenly early Saturaday morning at 1 a.m. at  The Virginia Hospital Center.  He was 69.

Chip was born in Washington, D.C. to his parents Charles Morgan Hailey, Jr.  and Nancy H. Hailey.  They lived in D.C. and attended The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington, D.C.  Chip was born with cerebral palsy and was one of the first poster children for Cerebral Palsy.  As a poster boy he attended a special event as at the White House, where he sat on Margaret Truman’s lap.  This event was even more memorable, since he had newly polished shoes he left stains on Miss Truman’s lap, making his “mark on the Truman Administration”, as he would later joke to friends.

The Hailey family moved to Falls Church and Chip attended The Jefferson School on Cherry Street (now the location of The Child Development Center).  Later he attended The Madison School (now the site of the Sunrise Senior Living facilitiy) and George Mason High School. 

As a young child he learned to love classical music.  His mother’s youngest sister came to live with them at their Ridge Place home while she waited for her husband who was a POW in the Korean War for 4 years.  During that time Chip was exposed to the sister’s love of classical music and Chip carried this love throughout his life with an extensive library collection of performances and classical music recordings. 

As Chip grew up he became fascinated with audio-visual equipment and was an assistant at the school taking equipment to and from the classroom and setting it up  for teachers. Ever since that time he has helped countless efforts in and around the City by loaning his filming, video and audio equipment, especially PA systems and special microphones and his services to anyone who needed help, whether he knew them or not.

Chip was a “family man” and was devoted to his family and his church and later on the Falls Church Television Station for the next 30 years. Chip as one of the founding members in the early ‘80’s and he served on the Board of the Falls Church Cable Access Corporation since its inception, as President for several terms, and then recently as a member of the Board.  He was a pivotal presence assuring smooth transitions during staffing changes, new equipment purchases, and help for all producers and volunteers.  He could often be found at his home studio working on yet another video project or helping others by transferring film to DVD.  The photo is of Chip receiving his second Ripley Award in Fall of 2010 for his outstanding contributions to FCCTV. The Ripley Award is the premier achievement award.

Chip loved Falls Church history and would often recount stories of the “old days” here in the City and have personal stories of City leaders like Harry Wells, Don Frady, Ken Burnette, and many others. There is a one-hour interview conducted by Dave Eckert with Chip Hailey that can still be seen on FCCTV and is also on DVD in the Mary Riley Styles Library, where Chip recalls some of his favorite people and places he loved.  He enjoyed the rare perspective of a long-term resident; what changed and what remained the same.  Chip’s dad, Charles Morgan Hailey II was Mayor from 1959- 1969. Chip and the family would help his Dad campaign and pass out flyers around town.  Chip believed in civic responsibility and service.

The Falls Church Cable Access Corporation and its FCCTV members will be hosting a memorial at its annual meeting to honor Chip’s many contributions for over 3 decades.  Please check FCCTV.net for details.

Visitations will be held at Murphy  Funeral Home, 1102 W. Broad Street, Falls Church on Friday, September 23, 2011 from 6 p.m.  to 8 p.m.   A memorial service will be held on October 23rd at 2 pm at The First Baptist Church of the City of Washington D.C. which was moved from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. when Washington became of the capital of the United States in 1802.  The Church is located at 1328 16th Street, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20036  Internment will be at the Ashcamp Memorial Cemetary in Keysville, Virginia where Chip will be buried at the family plot.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to THE CHIP HAILEY FUND  at The First Baptist Church, 1328   16th Street, NW. Washington, D.C. 20036 . 



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