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

November 9, 2017 10:13 AM0 comments

When the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors created the Police Civilian Review Panel, it included opportunities for the public to interact with the panel members and the Independent Auditor. The Inaugural Public Forums of the panel will begin next week, right here in Mason District, on Thursday, November 16, from […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

November 2, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, and Virginia voters are preparing to elect candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. Also on the Fairfax County ballot are state delegate races and a school bond referendum. Registered voters may vote at their regular polling place on Tuesday, from 6 a.m. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 26, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

The Arts Council of Fairfax County presented its annual Arts Awards on Friday, and Dan Sheehy of Mason District was honored with the 2017 Arts Achievement Award. Most residents may be familiar with Dan as the founder and leader of the wildly popular Mariachi Los Amigos, which began in his […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 19, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

Many local governments in the region are working to address Short Term Rentals (STRs) that have become popular in the new “sharing economy.” Short term lodging essentially means renting space in one’s home, whether a bedroom or the entire house, for sleeping or lodging purposes, for a period of fewer […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 12, 2017 3:20 PM0 comments

Although resilience is one of my favorite words, and the basis for today’s Mason District Resilience Summit and Expo at the Mason District Governmental Center, 6507 Columbia Pike in Annandale (Senior Safety Seminar from 2 – 4 p.m., Expo from 4 – 6 p.m., and General Session from 7 – […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

October 5, 2017 10:00 AM0 comments

An important local government responsibility is building and maintaining infrastructure — those public facilities, which are necessary for the safe, timely, and environmentally sound functioning of our community. Fairfax County’s Department of Public Works and Environmental Services (DPWES) recently released a report about FY 2017 capital projects completed across the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 28, 2017 9:53 AM0 comments

The budget carryover package adopted by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors earlier this month included a $500,000 reserve for gang prevention activities. Prevention, intervention, interdiction and suppression of gangs is paramount in our fight to curtail gang activity, and previous programs using those parameters have met with good success. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 21, 2017 10:13 AM0 comments

“If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” That was the advice given by Police Captain David Smith last week when the county’s new Silver Shield program was launched at the Lincolnia Senior Center. Financial scams prey on all parts of the community, but older citizens are […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 14, 2017 9:54 AM0 comments

The recent catastrophic storms in Texas and Florida were covered by news media to an extent rarely seen, and brought human suffering and property damage up close, even though we are thousands of miles away from the disaster scenes. Nonetheless, most residents know that similar storms, inevitably, could have the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

September 7, 2017 9:53 AM0 comments

The final week of “traditional” summer last week focused on youth. Fairfax County students started back to school before Labor Day, truncating some family vacations, and moving up those last-minute school supply purchases that previously happened during the long holiday weekend. School is back in session, those big yellow school […]

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