Editorial: ‘Highest & Best Use’

June 24, 2015 5:20 PM0 comments

It perhaps was not intended to be that way, but the small group “stakeholder” meeting the News-Press crashed Monday (see article, Page 1 this edition) turned out to set an important tone for the coming crucially-important discussions on how to develop the some 40 acres the City of Falls Church […]

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Guest Commentary: F.C. Library Recruiting Local Reading Heroes

June 18, 2015 12:23 PM0 comments

By Emily Lu & Jenny Carroll Summer is here, and the librarians and staff at the Mary Riley Styles Public Library are thrilled to reveal the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program: Every Hero Has a Story! We know kids and adults alike will be excited to defeat that […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:12 AM0 comments

June is graduation season, as high school seniors leave the nurturing environment of friends and classrooms, and embark on the next phase of their lives. Annandale, J.E.B. Stuart, Falls Church, and Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology all conducted graduation ceremonies this week, as proud parents and friends […]

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Editorial: The Post Eats Its Children

June 17, 2015 6:21 PM0 comments

Many in Maryland’s Montgomery and Prince Georges counties are still reeling from the shocking news over the weekend that the Washington Post has chosen to terminate the two weekly Gazette weekly newspapers it has owned for more than a decade which have served those areas for 55 years. The Post […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

6:10 PM0 comments

Here in Falls Church, with our proximity to the Nation’s Capitol, I find a lot of my constituents are more interested in national politics than state and local affairs. I’m often asked what higher office I plan to run for in the future, with the assumption being that I couldn’t […]

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Our Man in Arlington

June 16, 2015 1:09 PM0 comments

Glen Hilbrand, the ever-present panhandler on duty at Sycamore Street and Washington Blvd., was being handcuffed by Arlington police the morning I walked by him last month. When I asked—after he was released—he told me there was a warrant on him from Fairfax County because of a fistfight with a […]

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Guest Commentary: Tinner Hill Festival: A Falls Church Tradition

June 11, 2015 11:33 AM0 comments

Falls Church, one of the oldest municipalities in the state of Virginia, has many traditions that we celebrate and participate in every year. We have the Farmers Market, the Fall Festival, the Taste of Falls Church, the Village ”Attic Treasure Sale”, the City’s Memorial Day Parade, the Fourth of July […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:28 AM0 comments

Regular readers of this column will recall that, every June, the Board of Supervisors recognizes outstanding community members as a Lord and Lady Fairfax representing each magisterial district. I was pleased to select Martin C. Faga and Terri Fox as this year’s Lord and Lady Fairfax from Mason District. They […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

June 10, 2015 6:45 PM0 comments

This year’s primary election includes several significant state and local-level contests that will have real consequences for my constituents in the 38th District, as well as for residents of the City of Falls Church and other residents of Mason District. State Senate Democratic primary contests in Prince William County and […]

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Editorial: These Important Months Ahead

6:28 PM1 comment

“This is the most important election ever!” It’s such a heavily cliched statement in politics, it is hard anymore to take it seriously whenever it’s repeated, even with the add on, “This time we really mean it!” So rather than go there exactly, we will attempt to get across just […]

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