Articles by: Penny Gross
Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be e-mailed at mason@fairfaxcounty.gov

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 31, 2014 10:03 AM1 comment

Water quality has long been one of the measures of a community’s health. As work continues on methods to restore the Chesapeake Bay and the local streams feeding into the estuary, water quality remains paramount. Upgrades of wastewater treatment plants are primary reasons for point source improvements in the past […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 24, 2014 10:43 AM3 comments

Every year, I enjoy participating in the J.E.B. Stuart High School graduation ceremonies. From my vantage point on the stage, I can witness, up close, the pride, joy, and camaraderie between the school administration, faculty, and graduating seniors. Last month’s ceremony was delightful once again, with many scholastic honors and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 17, 2014 8:26 AM1 comment

Unaccompanied children crossing the southern border into the United States is an issue for local jurisdictions across the nation – north, south, east, and west. That fact was very clear at the National Association of Counties’ (NACo) annual conference earlier this week. Rarely does an issue get debated by the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 10, 2014 5:43 AM0 comments

Last week’s column generated some interesting feedback, some positive, some very negative. Regular readers will recall that I discussed a request for information I made of the County Executive about steps, and resources, that may be needed to handle an unexpected influx of unaccompanied children, like those crossing the southern […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 3, 2014 8:58 AM0 comments

Happy 4th of July! I hope all the parades, picnics, and fireworks will be terrific! There are so many places in the world today where the “rockets’ red glare and bombs bursting in air” actually are military armaments, not carefully planned colorful displays we enjoy at the Mall or local […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 26, 2014 9:33 AM0 comments

It seems that everywhere you turn these days, construction projects are underway. Fortunately, for motorists and pedestrians alike, several of them are close to completion. The temporary above-ground pipes along Sleepy Hollow Road will be removed soon, as the emergency sanitary sewer repair project winds down. That project has been […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 19, 2014 10:46 AM0 comments

This is high school graduation week in Fairfax County, as thousands of students complete their secondary education and embark on the next phases of their lives. Congratulations to all our graduates, and to their parents, too! One outstanding Mason District resident, Fahim-Faraaz Syed, was honored last week with a Celebrate […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 10, 2014 9:17 AM0 comments

The Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force continues to gather information and refine recommendations for possible Comprehensive Plan amendments to be considered later this year. As noted in this column many times, the Task Force was created in 2012 after a series of well-attended public workshops that, essentially, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 29, 2014 11:36 AM0 comments

The Memorial Day weekend couldn’t have been any nicer – flags flying, perfect weather, pool openings, and solemn remembrances of why we observe Memorial Day – to honor the service and sacrifices of our service personnel in all conflicts. The observance at “the cannon” in Annandale, sponsored by American Legion […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 22, 2014 1:01 PM0 comments

Each spring, members of the Board of Supervisors select outstanding residents for recognition of their service to the community. Community Champions were honored at an April 25 breakfast sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax. On June 3, the Board will honor the “Lords and Ladies Fairfax,” as part of the annual Celebrate […]

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