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

June 20, 2013 9:21 AM0 comments

Health care is a hot topic nationally these days, but health care, at the local level, was deemed so important by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors in 1973, that it established the Health Care Advisory Board (HCAB), which celebrates its 40th anniversary this month. HCAB was established to assist […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 13, 2013 10:27 AM1 comment

The calendar says June, but it seems more like April showers this week. Nonetheless, high school graduations and community picnics are filling schedules as summer gets a foothold in Mason District. Falls Church and Annandale High Schools graduate today, followed by Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology on […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

June 6, 2013 11:47 AM0 comments

Tuesday, June 11, is primary election day in Virginia. The ballot this time is fairly short: two Lt. Governor candidates and two Attorney General candidates are running for the Democratic nomination. The victors will face the closed convention-chosen Republican candidates in November. One House of Delegates seat in western Fairfax […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 30, 2013 9:33 AM0 comments

The Lords and Ladies of Fairfax County have been selected, and the 20 outstanding recipients will be honored by the Board of Supervisors at its meeting on Tuesday, in advance of the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, to be held on June 7, 8 and 9 at the Fairfax County Government Center. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 23, 2013 9:18 AM0 comments

When I was a little girl, I remember going with my mother and grandmother to decorate graves on what was then called Decoration Day. It was more a respectful, than a solemn, occasion. Using roses and lilacs clipped from bushes in our front yard, we would join other families in […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 16, 2013 8:25 AM1 comment

It looks like a new restaurant may be coming to Bailey’s Crossroads. Longhorn Steakhouse has submitted a site plan to build on a pre-existing pad site in the Crossroads Place shopping center on South Jefferson Street. The property is zoned C-6, which permits restaurant use by-right. The new restaurant would […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 9, 2013 9:01 AM0 comments

One of the beauties of springtime in Northern Virginia is the profusion of mature azaleas that provide gorgeous color to neighborhood yards. We are fortunate in Mason District to have many older homes that have fostered and sustained decades of azalea maturity. The pinks and purples especially pop this year, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 7, 2013 10:40 AM0 comments

It seems that nearly everything about the Boston Marathon bombings, and subsequent search for the perpetrators, was captured on security cameras, in hand-held videos, or on network television. Innocent bystanders were deeply affected, whether on the racecourse or in their homes when Boston and surrounding communities were shut down for […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 25, 2013 9:10 AM0 comments

April is National Volunteer Month, an official time to honor and thank the many volunteers who add value to the quality of life in our communities. We could not do all that we do in Fairfax County without the contributions of volunteers in, and from, all walks of life. Volunteers […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 18, 2013 10:46 AM0 comments

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors completed its three nights of public hearings about the proposed FY 2014 county budget last Thursday. It was a marked contrast to my first budget process in 1996, when more than 800 people signed up to speak, and the Board added a full Saturday […]

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