Why was Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe smashing walnuts in his stately Richmond conference room this week? The answer is simple, yet intriguing. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and the governor’s action came after he signed a proclamation and announced that the Governor’s Mansion would be bathed in gold light, […]
By Paul Barkley Regarding the News-Press August 20 article about Falls Church’s “1980’s Anti-Development Bias,”...
Recap of Richmond Special Session This past month, as many of you are aware, there was a special session of the General...
If you think the summer is dragging on a bit too long, you’re right. This year, Labor Day doesn’t come until Sept....
I’ll forgive the planners of Arlington’s spiffy new Discovery, our state-of-the-building-arts elementary school set to welcome a fresh student body next week. This wondrous structure sits on (and under) a hill that is the front yard of Williamsburg Middle School, where in 1968 I was photographed joining hands with fellow […]Read more ›
By Justin Castillo The days are growing shorter and fall is (almost) in the air. It’s back-to-school time. Falls Church City Public Schools is, however, ending one of the busiest summers ever. Here’s a recap of recent events and a preview of what’s to come. How are our kids doing? […]Read more ›
Summer appears to be winding down, as last minute beach trips are squeezed into the schedule, at the same time that backpacks and school clothes dominate shopping lists. Last week’s Stuart High School Resource Fair was a tremendous success, welcoming more than 4,000 students and their families to a broad […]Read more ›
These are big and exciting days for the Little City. After so many years of being thoroughly overlooked by the wider D.C. Metro development community, the City of Falls Church is now being courted from virtually every quarter, and the biggest plus of it all is that we, the citizens […]Read more ›
Arlington’s green park enthusiasts are hopping mad. At the county fair this month, I chatted with an activist at the booth shared by two grassroots groups, the older Friends of Arlington Parks and the newer, recently vocal Arlington Parks Coalition. This lady exuded exasperation. Yes, she’s aware of the community’s […]Read more ›
The Commonwealth’s $553 million budget surplus announced by Governor McAuliffe last month was good news for localities – to a point. At least, what local governments sarcastically called “local aid to the state,” the requirement for several years that local governments either must trim their budgets by the precise amount […]Read more ›