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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Editorial: The Commander

December 18, 2013 7:02 PM0 comments

A most remarkable man passed away last weekend. U.S. Navy Commander Robert S. “Hap” Day was a leader, a fighter, a charmer, a person of good humor, cordial, and a great friend of the News-Press and many in Falls Church and considerably beyond. As a retired U.S. Navy commander who […]

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From The Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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During the 2013 General Assembly session I introduced HB2286 requiring that school divisions report to the State Department of Education the number of broadband-connected schools and the number of computers in those schools. The purpose of this data collection is to develop a statewide picture of the capability of Virginia’s […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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In this season of silver bells, Metro’s long-on-the-drawing-board Silver Line is nearing its day to begin its people-moving. The coming impact on Arlington and environs of the new rail option to Tysons, Reston and – eventually – Dulles was sketched handily Dec. 11 at the Arlington Committee of 100. Expect […]

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Guest Commentary: The Blessing of Christmas Tells Us God is Near

December 12, 2013 1:42 PM0 comments

This time of year, there’s a dilemma many of us face in trying to embrace the blessings of the Christmas season.

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:01 AM0 comments

Ready for winter? The ice storm earlier this week may have made for some great photographs, but caught a lot of residents unprepared for the impact. Coincidentally, last week was Winter Preparedness Week in Virginia, but with temperatures in the 60s, it was hard to imagine that winter would come […]

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Editorial: Much Accomplished By Current Council

December 11, 2013 6:39 PM0 comments

When it is all said and done for the current and soon-changing Falls Church City Council, the achievements of its most recent term have been formidable, and we congratulate them all – those leaving, those staying – for having moved the City forward toward long-term sustainability in very significant ways. […]

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