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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 – […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

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 […]

Read more ›

Our Man in Arlington

May 13, 2014 11:11 AM0 comments

Decades before Clarendon became the pub crawl mecca for Arlington twentysomethings, it was home to “Little Saigon.” Though only a few Vietnamese restaurants remain, many locals recall the era from 1975 through the 1980s when Clarendon – long Arlington’s quasi-downtown —was dramatically altered and dubbed “the Mekong Delta” by the press. (As […]

Read more ›

Guest Commentary: Did You Get Your Mental Health Checkup Yet this Year?

May 8, 2014 11:29 AM3 comments

By Debra Z. Roth Immediately after the world learned that my friend, Democratic advocate, environmental photographer and Falls Church resident, Drew Klebrink, shot himself to death, the usual questions came in. The answers this time, however, are different. His legacy, in the hands of advocates like me, is to create […]

Read more ›
Facebook Iconfacebook like buttonTwitter Icontwitter follow buttonGoogle+Google+