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

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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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 11, 2013 10:57 AM0 comments

Now that we are truly into Spring, with attendant blossoms and warmer weather, local celebrations and outdoor activities are on many calendars. The past weekend was full of such events, and the coming weekend continues the trend. The Annandale Clean-up on Saturday drew Boy Scout Troop 150 and members of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 4, 2013 9:24 AM0 comments

The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) was established in 1957 to provide a forum for cooperation and collaboration between and among jurisdictions in the National Capital Region. Fairfax County was one of the original founders, and currently is the largest member jurisdiction in COG, holding three seats on the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

April 1, 2013 2:26 PM0 comments

This week’s lingering snowstorm belies the fact that the National Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to begin next week, whether or not the famed Tidal Basin cherry trees blossom on time. The festival dates to 1927, when school children re-enacted the original planting of cherry trees, a gift from the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 21, 2013 10:18 AM0 comments

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors received a report from its Human Services Council during a budget meeting on Monday, and the news was not good. Council Chairman Kevin Bell noted that the cumulative impact of several consecutive stringent budgets has resulted in a critical juncture for the community, balancing […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

March 14, 2013 11:10 AM0 comments

Just in time for Spring and a return to daylight saving time, the arts are blooming in Mason District. Whatever strikes your fancy – music, dance, watercolors, weaving and textiles – opportunities abound to expand your right brain creativity. The Art at the Mason District Governmental Center program features “A […]

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