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

September 22, 2016 10:06 AM0 comments

The Bailey’s Community Shelter will remain in Bailey’s Crossroads. It will not move to a temporary location on the grounds of the Lincolnia Senior Center. On September 14, Fairfax County acquired property on Seminary Road, not far from the existing facility, that will be the site of a new permanent […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 15, 2016 10:07 AM0 comments

One of the few rainstorms this month didn’t dampen the enthusiasm for the Grand Opening of the newly renovated and expanded Home Depot at Seven Corners last week. The store needed more space for its design center – appliances, lighting, kitchen and bath fixtures – and moved into the former […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 8, 2016 10:59 AM0 comments

If September marks new beginnings for students and families at all educational levels, it also marks new beginnings for some of our public safety personnel. Last week, the Fairfax County Police Department announced that Captain Christian Quinn, currently the commander of the Mason Police Station, has been promoted to Major, […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 1, 2016 10:22 AM0 comments

This weekend marks the traditional end of summer, even though meteorological summer still has three weeks to go. September heralds many new beginnings, as students in Fairfax County embark on a new school year. For the kindergartner or first-grader, taking the big yellow bus to school may be the first […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 25, 2016 9:42 AM0 comments

They say you can’t go home again, but if you grew up outside of the National Capital Region, sometimes it’s good to get out of the white-hot center of global politics, and reconnect with family and old friends. When you leave behind the intensities of life in Northern Virginia, you […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 18, 2016 10:54 AM0 comments

Food drives are popular during the holiday season, but the demand for food, and the need to keep non-profit food pantries stocked never ends. In Fairfax County, more than 64,000 individuals live below federally defined poverty lines, and more than 44,000 residents receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 11, 2016 10:29 AM0 comments

A comment by a gentleman attending a recent free summer concert at Mason District Park focused on senior citizens. The performers played a lot of Beatles, Rolling Stones, and other music from the 60s and 70s, much to the delight of the mostly older audience. The gentleman’s comment, thanking me […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 4, 2016 10:25 AM0 comments

Did you know there is a parking lot over I-66 inside the Beltway? No, it’s not on I-66; Arlington’s Washington-Lee High School parking lot straddles multiple lanes of the interstate, and that was the location of Monday’s announcement, by Governor Terry McAuliffe, of tolling infrastructure that will begin construction this […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 28, 2016 10:02 AM0 comments

Every few years, Fairfax County conducts a Human Services Needs Assessment to better understand the needs of residents and plan for the future. Using feedback from the community, survey data, and information from county programs and services, a public report is issued, and the information gathered forms the basis for […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

July 21, 2016 10:09 AM0 comments

Sadly, it’s happened again. An attack on public safety officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, ended with three officers dead and others fighting for their lives in the hospital. Once again, Fairfax County Police Chief Ed Roessler conducted a department-wide conference call to make certain that all Fairfax County officers, and […]

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