By Stewart Schwartz People were streaming along the sidewalks and biking down the street – parents with children, couples, retirees, and the full ethnic diversity of our region. Where were they all going? We were leading one of our tours of walkable urban places and were amazed. Our group had […]
The Bailey’s Community Shelter will remain in Bailey’s Crossroads. It will not move to a temporary location on the...
On the one hand, it is encouraging that the citizens of Falls Church, responding to the survey circulated by the City’s...
I have been working with the Mason District Council (of Civic Associations) to set up a district-wide town hall focused...
If we make it through Metro’s SafeTrack repair binge, what will we loyal subway users have gained? Worst-case scenario: a continually unsafe system underfunded and losing ridership to hipster services like Uber. So said panelists at the Sept. 14 Arlington Committee of 100 dinner, brainstorming on solutions for a Metro […]Read more ›
I don’t remember anything from my first visit to the Waldorf Astoria, the famous New York City hotel. I don’t remember anything because I was only seven weeks old and it was eighty years ago. I was with my mother, who brought me with her in August 1936 from our […]Read more ›
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 […]Read more ›
For over two years, the I-66 project has been a major topic of conversation in our community. Perhaps even longer than that if you consider previous concerns over traffic and commuting. After many community meetings and plan revisions, the Governor and senior VDOT officials unveiled the first phase of the […]Read more ›
The news of the signing of the lease for Mike’s Deli to move into the old Long John Silver’s location on West Broad (actually a few feet outside the City of Falls Church limits, so it has a Fairfax County Leesburg Pike address) is good news for a couple of […]Read more ›
If there is a first family of Arlington, it would be the Balls. These landowners going back to the Revolutionary War lent their name to our crossroads neighborhood of Ballston. Last month I got the chance to pose questions to fifth-generation descendant Barbara Ball Savage. She’s the daughter of the […]Read more ›