Articles by: Penny Gross
Penny Gross is the Mason District Supervisor in the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. She may be e-mailed at mason@fairfaxcounty.gov

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 17, 2019 10:00 AM0 comments

Winter has arrived! It’s curious how an initial snow forecast of one to three inches morphed into nearly 10 inches across the metro region, but Sunday’s storm proves that Mother Nature still is in charge. In Mason District, a great big thank you goes to the plow crews engaged by […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 10, 2019 10:19 AM0 comments

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), commonly known as drones, are increasingly popular in our community, even though restricted from flying in much of Northern Virginia’s airspace due to the proximity of major airports and military airfields. Drones may not be flown legally anywhere in Mason District because of the federal 15-mile […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

January 3, 2019 10:01 AM0 comments

Happy 2019! A new year, a clean slate, a new Congress — and a lot of unfinished business. The extended federal government shutdown is not anticipated to affect provision of Fairfax County services, but it does affect many, many Mason District residents who serve every day as non-partisan federal employees […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 27, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Almost Happy New Year! The end of 2018 provides an opportunity to review the year, and look forward to 2019. It seems like 2018 flew past, with a new issue or scandal at the federal level popping up almost every day. At our local level, things were calmer. In January, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 20, 2018 10:27 AM0 comments

Growing up, the threat of a lump of coal in one’s Christmas stocking might be all you needed to correct bad behavior. After all, a lump of coal just sits there. You can’t play with it, eat it, or walk it. A lump of coal had just two purposes: instilling […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 13, 2018 4:49 PM0 comments

December may be a popular time for shopping, but it also is a popular time for donations to favorite charities. Just as stores depend on holiday shoppers to keep their ledgers in the black, so, too, do non-profit organizations rely on holiday philanthropy to maintain their programs. Whether human services, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 6, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

A man, his dog, and a toddler might be some interesting characters in a fairy tale, but the following true story is both heartwarming and cautionary. Call it being in the right place at the right time, divine Providence, a guardian angel, or just plain luck, a little girl may […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 29, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Each year, Fairfax County publishes a lengthy demographic report that highlights population, housing units, residential and commercial development, market values, and other pertinent information. The data is presented in several profiles – by magisterial district, human services regions, sanitary sewersheds, census tracts, and even ZIP codes! There are lots of […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 22, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

Happy Thanksgiving! The announcement last week that Arlington and Alexandria will be Amazon’s HQ2 location is exciting news for Northern Virginia and the metro region. On the plus side, the prospect of creating 25,000 high paying jobs over the next two decades reinforces our region as a good place to […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 15, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

The annual Virginia Association of Counties (VACo) meeting always follows the November elections, and election results often were the subject of discussion among Supervisors from across the Commonwealth. Most bond referenda questions, including Fairfax County’s public safety bond, passed overwhelmingly, but a $13.1 million bond for a community recreation center […]

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