Our Man in Arlington

June 2, 2015 12:59 PM0 comments

A jazz maestro who honed his rhythms in Arlington found himself coming full circle last month at the Washington Golf and Country Club. Lennie Cuje, a revered vibraphonist who was raised in Nazi Germany but grew up to perform at special events for three U.S. presidents, spoke May 19th at […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

May 28, 2015 11:04 AM0 comments

Earlier this month, this column focused on school funding, and the challenges facing both the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the School Board to provide needed services in the community. Difficult budget decisions triggered some pretty hot reactions. Just before the holiday weekend, Chairman Sharon Bulova and School Superintendent […]

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Guest Commentary: ‘Mason Row’ Project Must Be Done the Right Way

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By Rohini Winters Some of us grow increasingly concerned with what is not being discussed during open meetings and public hearings by the Spectrum Developer and/or City Staff regarding key elements of the proposed project dubbed “Mason Row” at N. West and W. Broad St. I recently attended three meetings […]

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Editorial: Penny Gross for Mason Supervisor

May 27, 2015 7:24 PM1 comment

Coming up in less than two weeks is a Democratic primary election day on Tuesday, June 9, and the only contested race in this neighborhood is raging in adjacent Falls Church in the Mason District of Fairfax County, where veteran Mason District Supervisor Penelope A. “Penny” Gross faces a challenge […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 26, 2015 12:30 PM0 comments

On a forested mountainside in Fauquier County, where Mosby and J.E.B. Stuart rode, I was surrounded one recent Saturday by dozens of children and adult nature lovers. The common bond? All Arlingtonians. Welcome to Open House Day at the Arlington Public Schools-operated Outdoor Lab. What for thousands is the site […]

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Guest Commentary: Jefferson Street Artists Come to The Little City

May 21, 2015 12:21 PM0 comments

By Tom Gittins The City of Falls Church can now lay claim as the birthplace to Jefferson Street Artists. Over and over again from everyone who walks through the front door, I hear the same word repeated three times in the short span of a 57-second tour. … WOW! With […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors heard public testimony about proposed amendments to the county’s noise ordinance last week, and promptly sent the proposal back to staff and the board’s Development Process Committee for more work. More than 30 people testified, many expressing concern about noise from high school sports […]

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Editorial: Wholly Foods, Batman!

May 20, 2015 6:18 PM2 comments

Wholly foods, Batman! The news that a major regional developer who acquired 2.6 acres of commercially-zoned land at Falls Church’s “crossroads” of Routes 7 and 29 (N. Washington and E. Broad) has approached by the Falls Church City Council with a preliminary plan to locate a mega-Whole Foods store there […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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This month’s Richmond report contains no update from the General Assembly, which completed its work last month. Instead, I will turn my attention to another large and powerful state entity, one that arguably has an even greater impact on our day to day lives – the Virginia Department of Transportation […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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The “hippie high school” program at H-B Woodlawn, though always avant-garde, is poised at the cutting edge of new school building concepts–as Arlington scrambles to ease overcrowded classrooms. Superintendent Patrick Murphy confirms that the days of 1950s-style two-story suburban schools sprawled on 20 acres are a thing of the past. […]

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