By Allison Abney A scientific opinion poll the Small Business Majority released this week shows Virginia small employers have experienced a significant financial impact due to extreme weather, with 59 percent temporarily shutting their doors and nearly 1 in 5 having to lay off workers. A policy paper also being […]
In a normal year, release of the proposed Fairfax County budget signals an end to winter and transition into spring....
According to a new poll, just over half of the U.S. newspaper audience still reads their local newspaper in print only,...
Winter Wonderland: It’s an appropriate observation of the season of the year, the weather, and this session of...
Like many trial balloons floated by Arlington’s governing bodies, this one set off alarm bells, even at the county school famous for having no bells at all. H-B Woodlawn, the unique grades 6 – 12 program now in its fifth decade as a nationally recognized modern version of ’60s student-powered […]Read more ›
The English poet John Donne (1572-1631) famously wrote “No man is an island…any man’s death diminishes me….” I’ve been thinking about that since getting the sad news, just before Christmas, that a beloved mentor, Bethine Church, had passed away. Few in Falls Church probably ever heard of Bethine, but she […]Read more ›
By Ann Beltran There’s nothing like our rising property values to make us start believing we have passed beyond the Great Recession. And with legislative mainstays like Representatives Jim Moran and Frank Wolf opening up their seats for new minds to take on our next set of challenges, we experience […]Read more ›
Though they won’t cast their official votes until next Tuesday, members of the Falls Church School Board appeared to draw a line in the sand at their work session Tuesday night, unwilling to send a budget request to the City Council with less than a nine percent funding increase over […]Read more ›
If 90 percent of success is showing up, the odds favoring my own gasping efforts at physical fitness may have dropped a few points. Arlington’s Sport & Health club, home to body-perfectors at North Kirkwood Road and Washington Boulevard since 1977, just announced it will close its sweat-stained doors March 5. […]Read more ›
Mason District is blessed with two – Annandale and Bailey’s Crossroads/Seven Corners – of Fairfax County’s seven designated revitalization districts. All seven were the subject of discussion last week when the Board of Supervisors’ Revitalization Committee met to review the proposed FY 2015 Revitalization Work Plan. Collaboration worked well in […]Read more ›