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

November 14, 2013 12:53 PM0 comments

Last Tuesday’s election results were close, too close in some races, which were decided by as few as 50 votes.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 7, 2013 11:45 AM1 comment

Much of the history of Fairfax County relates to national events during the Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Family names of Washington, Mason, and Lee are known far and wide. Lesser known, but important to the history of Mason District, are the Bell and Summers families, who settled in […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 31, 2013 12:12 PM0 comments

Happy Halloween! I hope we all are prepared for the little ghosts, goblins, princesses, and super-heroes who will be knocking on our doors tonight. They will be searching for candy, not votes, although much of the door-knocking this fall has been candidates and canvassers seeking support for Tuesday’s election.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 24, 2013 12:05 PM0 comments

The painful shenanigans that played out on Capitol Hill during the past several weeks should not be excused as the messiness of the democratic process.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 17, 2013 11:00 AM0 comments

Fairfax County registered voters may vote in-person absentee at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale, from now until 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 2. Satellite voting locations are open from 3:30 – 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Saturdays. There […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 10, 2013 9:34 AM0 comments

When the Washington Post real estate section featured the Bailey’s Crossroads area in a recent Saturday edition, the reporter commented to me that one common theme across the region’s neighborhoods is parking. Whether suburban Maryland, downtown D.C., or “inside the Beltway” Virginia, nearly all neighborhoods speak about some sort of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 3, 2013 9:24 AM0 comments

The shutdown of the federal government this week sheds more light on the gridlock gripping both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 26, 2013 9:10 AM0 comments

The Seven Corners Land Use and Transportation Task Force completed its Design Charette in late June, with encouraging results. Teams of Task Force members examined four “opportunity sites” in the Seven Corners area, and suggested potential land uses and design elements.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 19, 2013 9:29 AM0 comments

Last week, on the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) Board of Directors, received a briefing about emergency preparedness in the Capital Region. Are we well-prepared, Board members wanted to know. The answer from Emergency Preparedness Chairman Paul Quander, who also is Deputy […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 12, 2013 11:19 AM0 comments

A quick weekend trip to my husband’s high school class reunion in Palo Alto gave me an opportunity to compare a few issues that have some commonality with Mason District and Fairfax County. Stormwater, tree canopy, and education were foremost but, as we drove through neighborhoods, I yearned for our […]

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