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Letters to the Editor: Things F.C. Residents Can Do to Help Chesapeake Bay

July 10, 2014 10:37 AM0 comments

  Letters to the Editor: July 10 – 16, 2014 Things F.C. Residents Can Do to Help Chesapeake Bay Editor, Falls Church is an environmentally-conscious area and is once again the top recycling jurisdiction in Virginia. There may be things you can do on your property that are free or low […]

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Guest Commentary: Fourth of July Readings in the Little Republic

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Each July 4, citizens of Falls Church meet to revisit our founding documents and their historic context. Here, in brief, are this year’s background notes. From 1774 to 1789, a period of only 15 years, our country and state moved from allegiance to Great Britain to independence, won a war […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Last week’s column generated some interesting feedback, some positive, some very negative. Regular readers will recall that I discussed a request for information I made of the County Executive about steps, and resources, that may be needed to handle an unexpected influx of unaccompanied children, like those crossing the southern […]

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Jody’s Jam of the Week: Mad Fox Brewing Company’s 4th Birthday Party

July 9, 2014 7:59 PM0 comments

This weekend is another “fourth” celebration but rather than our nation’s independence, it’s a birthday party for Falls Church’s four-year-old Mad Fox Brewing Company.

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Citizen-Initiated ‘Traffic Calming’ Efforts ‘Costly & Non-Essential,’ City Hall Says

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An angry dust-up at Monday’s Falls Church City Council work session about planned delays in the implementation of a traffic-calming plan for the intersection of Parker and Kent Streets – where a City student was injured in a traffic accident last month – led to an uncommon set of exchanges in which the City’s entire “traffic calming” effort got called into question.

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Longtime Aide Jody Acosta to Fill in for Kaye & Seek Election

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Falls Church City Treasurer Cathy Miller Kaye announced her retirement, effective as of July 18, for health reasons at a June 23 F.C. Council meeting. She served in the elected position for more than eight years, and was uncontested in two elections.

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Congress Moran’s News Commentary: Clean Water System Essential to U.S.

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We have made incredible strides in improving and protecting the air we breathe and water we drink over the last 40 years, since the implementation of the Clean Water and Clean Air Acts. The Obama administration has continued this legacy, taking important steps to secure the health of our rivers, […]

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Editorial: ‘Wish Lists’ Take Yet Another Hit

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Whoa!! It is getting more real every week at City Hall in the City of Falls Church, or so it seems. The “Falls Church Way” took another one on the chin Monday night at the City Council work session when the holy ritual of placating every busybody citizen seeking to […]

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Anthony’s Restaurant Close to Opening on Annandale Road

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The new location of Anthony’s, the Falls Church institution which shuttered last year to make way for a mixed-use development project, is “95 percent done” and should be completed in a few weeks, the restaurant’s general manager, Pete Zoutis, told the News-Press this week

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We Remain Children Of the ‘Great War,’ Part 1

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We are now in the period of the 100th anniversary of the launch of the “Great War,” the “War to End All Wars,” which became known as World War I only when a follow-on world war ensued. As I’ve said before, the distinction between the world wars was very blurred […]

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