Editorial: Falls Church Gets a Heart

May 28, 2014 6:07 PM5 comments

Behold, in the final analysis late Tuesday night, a narrow four-vote majority on the Falls Church City Council voted Falls Church a heart right in the middle of its downtown.

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Our Man in Arlington

May 27, 2014 10:21 AM1 comment

Col. Harland Sanders – Kentucky hero, creator of the 11-spice secret to deeee-licious chicken and today a global icon – cut quite a swath through Arlington. I know because I met the goateed charmer in his white linen suit on the Little League football field at Barcroft Park circa 1963, when he ambled out […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 22, 2014 1:01 PM0 comments

Each spring, members of the Board of Supervisors select outstanding residents for recognition of their service to the community. Community Champions were honored at an April 25 breakfast sponsored by Volunteer Fairfax. On June 3, the Board will honor the “Lords and Ladies Fairfax,” as part of the annual Celebrate […]

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Guest Commentary: Because Every Dollar Counts in The Little City

11:39 AM1 comment

By Tom Clinton The City’s budget season has just ended, and for that, I think we’re all grateful! My thanks to the City Council, the School Board, the City Manager, the CFO, the Superintendent and her staff, and many others for spending so much time and energy on the budget […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

May 21, 2014 6:04 PM1 comment

Notwithstanding the title of my monthly column, I’d like to use the better part of this month’s Richmond Report to tell you a little bit about the role of your Delegate when the General Assembly is not in session. Of course, technically the General Assembly is still in Session – […]

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Editorial: Don’t Give the $ To the Banks!

5:35 PM1 comment

It is becoming more and more clear with each new Falls Church City Council bite at the apple on how to spend what is now over $20 million in the cash component of the City’s sale of its water system to Fairfax County. A healthy resistance is growing to the […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 20, 2014 9:17 AM0 comments

In the secret lives of bees, May marks the middle of “swarm season” when the insects fly and pollinate before the summer season of honey harvesting. Having sampled homemade honey for sale at the County Fair labeled with Arlington addresses, I recently alighted on a few of our community’s dozen-plus […]

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Guest Commentary: Consequences of Moving to Fairfax Co.’s School System

May 15, 2014 11:08 AM2 comments

By Keith R. Thackrey Recently, there seems to have been increasing discussion about moving the City of Falls Church back into Fairfax County in order to reduce taxes. People come to Falls Church from other areas of the country and see a small jurisdiction surrounded by much larger cities and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

9:49 AM0 comments

Like clean air and clean water, shelter is a basic human need. Yet, some of the most vocal arguments in any community focus on housing – size and style, location, price, and who should live there. Fortunately, most people in our region are able to find appropriate housing that fits […]

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Editorial: The Town Hall Vs. On-Line Anonymity

May 14, 2014 5:07 PM7 comments

Thank goodness for this thing called “institutional history,” the benefit that comes from having been around, and attentive, for a while. In the case of the mighty Falls Church News-Press, it’s been for almost 1,200 consecutive weeks by now since our first edition in March 1991. There’s no one on […]

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