Guest Commentary: What is the Motivation of Millennials?

February 2, 2017 1:25 PM0 comments

By Pete Davis Much ink has been spilled about what Democrats can do to win back the Rust Belt voters who switched from voting Obama in 2012 to voting Trump in 2016. Unfortunately, not enough focus has been given to a group that might be easier to reach in the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The new administration’s Executive Order imposing a ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority Middle Eastern countries has resulted in international protests at home and abroad. The ban already has torn families apart, and sowed fear into many local residents, who wonder if they may be at risk in their adopted […]

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Editorial: City & Schools Need The Public’s Input

February 1, 2017 7:23 PM0 comments

We join the chorus of everyone in the City of Falls Church government and schools urging a robust Falls Church citizen attendance at Saturday morning’s town hall meeting on the progress toward a final plan for the 39-acre high school property at the west end of the City. At this […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

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This General Assembly session is in full swing as we near crossover on Feb. 7. On the national front, it’s no surprise this President continues to wreak havoc domestically and internationally with directives that are meant to satisfy a far-right base of supporters. These reprehensible actions run counter to everything […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 31, 2017 5:12 PM0 comments

I’m offering here a peek inside Arlington’s most secretive and haphazardly organized support group. The Men’s Development Club, for exactly one decade, has gathered every sixth Friday night (give or take) at East Falls Church-area watering holes deemed suitable for our brand of development. I’m honored to have qualified. The […]

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Editorial: Tiny Houses & Rentals for F.C.

January 26, 2017 1:03 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s own Pete Davis, now a Harvard Law School student, will appear on the popular ABC-TV show, “Shark Tank,” this Friday night to pitch a company he and some of his fellow students set up to build and sell “tiny houses.” The growing popularity of the concept has earned […]

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Guest Commentary: Empowering Children to Put a Stop to Abuse

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By Liz Hume On September 22, 2015, Michael Gardner pleaded guilty to a total of five charges related to sexual molestation of young girls. After the sentencing, the survivor’s families released 60 letters written from prominent and elected officials from our community to the judge asking for leniency in his […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The rant that passed for an inaugural address last week appeared to be written, and delivered, by people not very friendly to the United States of America. During the Cold War, dictators and demagogues might have used words like “carnage,” “tombstones,” “rusted,” and “stolen” as propaganda against the United States. […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 25, 2017 1:32 PM0 comments

A neighbor gave me the program St. Agnes Catholic Church prepared to celebrate its 80th anniversary in Arlington. Its detailed history of that august body on North Randolph St. in Cherrydale describes how founders broke ground back in June 1919. The resulting building (followed by a succession of modernized replacements) […]

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Guest Commentary: The Homes We Borrow From Our Children

January 19, 2017 10:40 AM0 comments

By Jeff DuBro In neighborhoods across the country and clearly in our neighborhoods here in the metro D.C. area, we have witnessed with every new day, new houses “popping-up” left and right. The thing is, these new houses are routinely gigantic and often lack character and commonly do not respect […]

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