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

February 28, 2013 11:20 AM0 comments

Do you know where you live? Of course, you know your address, and how to get home, but some residents, as well as businesses, may be unaware of the specific legal jurisdiction in which they reside or have their business. Falls Church City is an independent city, not a part […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 21, 2013 10:04 AM0 comments

The Indian Treaty Room in the Old Executive Office Building is a magnificent example of late 1800s architecture, with an English Minton tile floor, cast iron railings around the second-floor balcony, and Italian and French marble wall panels throughout. This grand old room hosts small meetings and receptions, overlooking the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 14, 2013 10:34 AM0 comments

Happy Valentine’s Day! While many celebrate this day with heartfelt romantic events, it’s also a good time to focus on heart health. A physical checkup, regular blood pressure monitoring, and a healthy lifestyle can have positive effects on the heart, regardless of how sedentary you’ve been in the past. A […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 7, 2013 9:50 AM0 comments

We Buy Gold! We Buy Cars! Tax Help! Going Out of Business! Lose weight! Vote for (insert name of candidate here)! Temporary signs, which advertise businesses, community events, or political candidates, seem to be epidemic along some of our roadways. In an odd quirk, signage has been deemed by local […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 31, 2013 9:56 AM0 comments

News photos of a 3 a.m. blaze on Manor Road show a hillside home completely engulfed in bright orange flames. Firefighters from the nearby station arrived in record time, but the horrific blaze took two lives, Laura Snyder-Gardner, a professor at Gallaudet University, and her teen-aged daughter, Mary Ann. The […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 24, 2013 10:26 AM0 comments

Monday’s inauguration of President Barack Obama for a second term was historic for many reasons – a man of color took the oath of office for a second time; the vice presidential oath was administered by Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor, a gay poet read a narrative poem for […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 17, 2013 9:17 AM0 comments

A dinner-time telephone caller wanted to know, first, if I was a registered voter, and then if I supported President Obama, was worried about the fiscal cliff, opposed choice, or favored the Tea Party. The tagline identified the call from something nebulous with 2012 in the title. The respite from […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 10, 2013 11:14 AM0 comments

The New Year is already a week old, as the busyness of the holidays is replaced by the business of returning to our normal routines, interspersed with the occasional sports event, watching the winter weather reports (so far, so good), and finishing off the last of the holiday goodies. If you are looking for some special, and free, community activities, here are a few suggestions.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 3, 2013 10:00 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! A new calendar is much like a blank canvas – a surface just waiting for the strokes that highlight our lives – depth, color, and perhaps, perspective. Birthdays, anniversaries, pay days, school vacations, and medical appointments might get first listing on the family calendar; business meetings and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 27, 2012 9:29 AM0 comments

Where did 2012 go? The year has flown by too quickly, but a glance backward reveals a lot of activity in Mason District during the past 12 months. The Seven Corners Transit Center opened in late January, making transit easier for passengers, bus drivers, and the shopping public, with reinforced […]

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