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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 18, 2015 7:08 PM0 comments

With another election behind us, I am free to once again turn my attention to solving problems faced by Virginians in their everyday lives, with a particular focus on making sure someone is looking out for those who may not be in a position to look out for themselves. Earlier […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Lots of bustle in our county last week suggesting there’s life left in the famous “Arlington Way.” That tradition of ultra-thorough community consultation permeated the long-awaited release of the Community Facilities Study and the four – count ‘em – four-day public “charrette” planners held on re-envisioning Lee Highway. The facilities […]

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F.C. Boy Scout Troop Visits City Council

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BOY SCOUTS from Troop 821, composed mostly of students from Mary Ellen Henderson and Longfellow Middle Schools, attended the first part of the Falls Church City Council meeting last week as part of their efforts to win a “Citizenship in the Community” merit badge. They were invited to come up […]

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Military-Industrial Complex’s ISIS

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The carnage in Paris last week, combined with mass civilian deaths from a bomb in Beirut and the loss of 224 innocent lives from the bombing of a Russian civilian airliner are adding up to an extension of the horny hand of ISIS, the so-called “Islamic State,” that has the […]

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Stuart HS Students Attend Leadership Workshop

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The officers and leaders of J.E.B. Stuart High School’s SkillsUSA chapter attended the SkillsUSA Virginia State Leadership Training Workshop, which was held at the SkillsUSA National Headquarters in Leesburg. Other student chapters from the Northern region attended the workshop. The officers participated in a full day of leadership development and […]

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Stuart HS Gears Up for Pancakes with Papa Claus Event

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J.E.B. Stuart High School’s Stuart Leadership is hosting its Pancakes with Papa Claus event, which will be held on Saturday, Dec. 12 from 8 – 11 a.m., according to an email sent to the News-Press by Daniel Villegas, Stuart’s student body vice president. Admission for the event is $10 for […]

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Man Arrested, Charged with Assault and Kissing of Child

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A 35-year-old man was arrested on Tuesday, Nov. 17 for allegedly assaulting and kissing an 8-year-old girl in the Falls Church area of Fairfax County, according to Fairfax County police.

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Dominion Power Donates $4,000 to Shrevewood Elementary

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Dominion Power donated a total of $5,000 to local elementary schools recently, the company announced in a press release. The company donated $4,000 to Shrevewood Elementary School, located at 7525 Shreve Road, Falls Church, to support its Engineering is Elementary Training & Curriculum program. Also, Dominion Power donated $1,000 to Belvedere […]

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Peace Corps Director to Address McLean Rotary Club

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Carrie Hessler-Radelet, director of the Peace Corps, will address the Rotary Club of McLean at its weekly meeting at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 8 in the Fellowship Hall of the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, located at 1545 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, the Rotary Club chapter announced in a […]

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2 Falls Church Residents Serve in Americorps

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Falls Church residents Greta Schaaf and Melissa Wilson recently began 10-month terms of service in the National Civilian Community Corps, an AmeriCorps program. Schaaf will be based out of Sacramento and Wilson will be based out of Denver. Schaaf, a graduate of George C. Marshall High School, and Wilson, a graduate of […]

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