Editorial: This November’s Bond Referendum

September 3, 2014 10:51 PM0 comments

It’s a vexing reality that just as the City of Falls Church has come onto the radar screens of serious developers who can bring some major economic development benefits to the City, its schools and quality of life here, that the sustainability of this new development might rise or fall […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 28, 2014 1:53 PM0 comments

Low humidity and pleasant temperatures in late August? Opening the windows at night? Needing a sweater in the evening? As we revel in the unexpected glorious weather this week, one might question the concern about climate change, but this is exactly the time to continue planning and implementing local and […]

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Guest Commentary: If You Think F.C. is Great, Show it on Your Plate

11:49 AM1 comment

“Show your Little City pride to everyone who sees your ride.” That’s the banter that people at the Falls Church Farmers Market hear as they move past the U.S. Postal Service mailboxes positioned at the City Hall parking lot.

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Editorial: The ‘New Year’ Begins Tuesday

August 27, 2014 7:47 PM0 comments

Labor Day Weekend is often considered an occasion for reflection, more appropriate as the start of a new year than the much more superficial New Year’s Eve. This is because it marks the start of a new school year, and also a new legislative and electoral year. Most campaigns for […]

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Our Man in Arlington

1:14 PM0 comments

One of Arlington’s coziest coffee hangouts is the independent Java Shack, which offers dark liquid charms on Franklin Road near the Courthouse. When I popped by, however, it was not merely to sip the brew but to consult the owner, Dale Roberts, as part of my ongoing study of one of our […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 21, 2014 12:24 PM0 comments

“The economy of the past is over. Virginia must discard the entitlement approach and move to entrepreneurship. We must broaden the mix of economic opportunities, bring money back to Virginia, and turbocharge our economy.” That was the sobering, but positive, message delivered by Governor Terry McAuliffe to board members of […]

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Guest Commentary: Better Business for a Better Falls Church

11:14 AM1 comment

Falls Church is a wonderful place to live, work and play. The Little City has top rated schools, an impressively low crime rate, an award winning Farmer’s Market, an active arts community, a number of beautiful parks, a fascinating history, a number of popular community events, free mulch, tree lined […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 20, 2014 7:26 PM0 comments

When I announced my candidacy for the House of Delegates on April 5, 2013 I promised that my highest priority would be advancing policies to ensure the continued economic vitality of the Northern Virginia Region in the face of the ongoing federal budget sequester. On August 15, 2014, Governor McAuliffe […]

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Editorial: Where’s the Push For the Referendum?

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We remain hopeful that Falls Church community forces that be will show forth with a major campaign to pass the November school bond referendum, the one that calls for $15 million for a renovation and build out of the overcrowded Mt. Daniel School. But since the steps were taken to […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 19, 2014 4:43 PM0 comments

With the Little League World series charming much of sportsland (even without an Arlington team in Williamsport, Pa.,) I couldn’t help but ponder my own local pint-size ball-playing experience. That simpler world of Arlington youth base paths on which I hustled in the 1960s has been remarkably transformed. Some obvious […]

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