A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 2, 2014 11:34 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! As 2013 passes into history, 2014 presents a bright new canvas ready for the brush strokes that will define the hopes and dreams for the coming year. A few things are fairly standard for any change of the calendar. New Year’s resolutions will be made and, despite […]

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Editorial: Time for F.C. to Get Spruced Up

January 1, 2014 3:40 PM3 comments

Anyone who had friends or relatives over to their home for the holidays knows what this is all about. Making ready means getting to work cleaning and polishing up the digs in ways often ignored most of the rest of the time. Whether or not your party was a success […]

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Senator Saslaw’s Richmond Report

11:35 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! 2013 proved to be a very exciting year with a Democratic sweep of the three statewide offices setting the stage for the upcoming session of the General Assembly. Governor McDonald will finish his term when Terry McAuliffe is sworn in as the 72nd Governor of Virginia at […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 30, 2013 10:53 AM0 comments

The New Year will bring Arlington an exit of the articulate Chris Zimmerman after 18 years on the County Board. He’s satisfied and relieved, he tells me. So are his opponents. Zimmerman, an economist who chaired the board four times, will become vice president of economic development for the nonprofit […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 26, 2013 2:49 PM1 comment

Happy Holidays! The word “holiday” derives from the Middle English holidai, and the Old English halig daeg, both meaning holy day. Since Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ, and New Year’s Day now observes the Solemnity of Mary in the Catholic Church, both holy days, it is very appropriate to […]

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Editorial: 40 Years From Now

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2013 was certainly a watershed transitional “moment” in the history of the City of Falls Church, when goodbyes were said to a lot of the old – including numerous of its citizens of great local, regional and national import, such as Jessie Thackrey, Walter Mess, Herb Kaplow and Cdr. Robert […]

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Guest Commentary: Homelessness in F.C.: There Is Room at the Inn

December 25, 2013 12:41 PM2 comments

By Christopher Fay Many of us might be surprised to learn that in our “Little City” of Falls Church, there are homeless families. We do not see them often; in fact, homeless mothers with children aren’t like the beggars who wait at intersections. They might be in a shelter, or […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 23, 2013 1:01 PM0 comments

Arlington’s past has been crowd-sourced. The Facebook page “I grew up in Arlington, VA” has for some five years been a cool source of old photos, local lore, high school boosterism and shared memories from intimate online strangers. Recently I’ve been wowed by posted images of the old Putt-Putt mini-golf […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 19, 2013 11:45 AM1 comment

Last week’s ice storm was not kind to many evergreen trees and shrubs in Mason District. It’s a little surprising how much damage a quarter inch of ice can do, but many evergreens are reaching the end of their normal life span, and fragile branches that snap off under the […]

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Guest Commentary: Looking Back, Looking Forward

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I tried to convince the News-Press that a couple of pictures are worth more than anything I could say in an 800 word “guest commentary”. Unsuccessfully, of course. And what’s worse, there isn’t room to include the photos in the print edition of the News-Press, so I have to refer […]

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