A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 22, 2015 11:25 AM0 comments

For more than a year, county staff and the Board’s Economic Advisory Commission (EAC) have been working on a strategic plan to facilitate the economic success of Fairfax County. The EAC was created several years ago to provide an opportunity for Board members and appointed business leaders from all sectors […]

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Editorial: Spruce Up the City Downtown NOW!

January 21, 2015 8:42 PM6 comments

This has been only 20 years in the making. It was about 1995 when this newspaper first editorialized about the need for inexpensive improvements to the intersection of Routes 7 and 29 that could have a transformative effect to, among other things, direct the attention of patrons of the State […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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The General Assembly convened in Richmond for its annual legislative session on January 14. Leading up to the opening gavel, Senators and Delegates were engaged in a series of public hearings, locality and school board presentations, and many meetings with individuals and advocacy groups. This collaboration identifies the priorities for […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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December’s announcement that the storied H-B Woodlawn “hippie high school” program will move to a new multi-story building in upper Rosslyn was greeted with relative equanimity. But high among the worries that surfaced – revealingly – is what will become of “the words of the prophets [that] are written on […]

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Guest Commentary: The Lesson of Falls Church’s Tinner Hill

January 15, 2015 2:23 PM0 comments

Last Saturday in 17-degree weather, more than 100 citizens, staff, and elected officials from the City of Falls Church, Fairfax County, and the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority joined the Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation – and especially Ed and Nikki Henderson – to dedicate a park and learning center. This […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:26 AM0 comments

Fairfax County is just one of 3,069 counties in the nation, one of the largest population-wise, but shares commonalities with even the smallest counties, such as Loving County, Texas, with a population of 82, and Virginia’s Highland County, on the West Virginia border, with 2321 residents. Counties are just one […]

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Editorial: Celebrating F.C.’s Civil Rights History

January 14, 2015 7:55 PM0 comments

It was a highly unusual, almost surreal sound. It was the sound of a hundred pairs of mittens and gloves “clapping,” or more accurately, softly thumping. That was the noise made by the many regional dignitaries who braved for an hour and a half 17 degree temperatures to be there […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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The Virginia General Assembly convenes this week, on the second Wednesday in January, for a short 45 day session, as it does in odd numbered years. Since Virginia adopts a two-year budget plan, the thinking goes, we’ll have less on our plate this session, and should be able to get […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Herewith a discovery in the story of slavery in 19th-century Arlington. John Taylor, a local schoolmate who works at Brown’s Hardware, shared with me a remarkable boyhood memory. Back in the 1960s, at an old house two doors from his in the Overlee Knolls neighborhood, he once ducked into a […]

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Guest Commentary: Everyone Benefits from Strong City Schools

January 8, 2015 12:13 PM0 comments

On Tuesday, January 13, our school superintendent will present recommendations for the FY2016 operating budget to the School Board at its monthly meeting in the City Council Chambers. As requested by the Board, she will present several options for the community’s consideration. One will demonstrate what is needed to operate […]

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