Our Man in Arlington

June 6, 2018 12:42 PM0 comments

Arlington schools reached a pivot point May 31 on the angry issue of whether to rename Washington-Lee High School. As the last agenda item in an otherwise-routine four-hour school board meeting, staff formally presented proposed general guidance on selecting school names. Tacked on was language that many protesting W-L alumni […]

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Guest Commentary: The Tinner Hill Blues Festival is More Than Music

May 31, 2018 2:51 PM0 comments

By Nikki Graves Henderson Twenty five years ago the, Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation began a music festival that took place in June at what is now the Tinner Hill Historic Site located on Tinner Hill Road and S. Washington Street. The event was originally conceived to highlight businesses near Tinner […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Short-term rentals, or short-term lodging, known familiarly and commercially as Airbnb, VRBO and other online platforms, are the subject of a proposed Short-Term Lodging Ordinance being considered by the Fairfax County Planning Commission. Short-term lodging (STL) is not a new phenomenon, but one that has expanded broadly as part of […]

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Editorial: Newspapers & the Public’s Bottom Line

May 30, 2018 5:49 PM0 comments

A critical ongoing narrative with undoubtedly far more consequential factors than the well-being of other elements of the national and global economies deals with the fate of newspapers in our society. A new study of the state of local newspapers that will be presented to the Brookings Institution in July […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 29, 2018 2:36 PM0 comments

Another nugget from the “I Grew Up in Arlington, Va.” Facebook page. Nostalgia fans recently posted memories of passing the home of Basil Hall, one of Arlington’s infamous slaveholders. That’s who attached his name to Hall’s Hill, one of Arlington’s vital African-American neighborhoods. Hall’s mid-19th-century farmhouse stood on the 1700 […]

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Guest Commentary: Fair Housing & Your Rights in the City of Falls Church

May 24, 2018 1:31 PM0 comments

By Brenda Heffernan Fifty years ago on April 11, 1968 — seven days after the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — President Lyndon Johnson signed into law Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, more commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. As a result […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Each year, it is my honor and delight to select two Mason District residents for recognition as “Lord and Lady Fairfax” as part of the annual Celebrate Fairfax events. Each member of the Board of Supervisors similarly selects constituents, usually on the basis of volunteer work that benefits the community. […]

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Editorial: F.C. Ready for Regional Boom

May 23, 2018 7:30 PM0 comments

Now that Mill Creek has come back with a lease of a movie theater chain in hand, ending a year and a half of inaction after being approved for the development of its 4.3 acres at the northwest corner of N. West and W. Broad Streets, the City of Falls […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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For a north Arlington guy, I’ve spent an unusual chunk of time lately enjoying the surprises of south Arlington. This month I passed a relaxing evening with a book club of mostly retired federal employees who live on or near spring-blossom-bedecked Ridge Road (access to which, I’m convinced, seems harder […]

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Guest Commentary: F.C. Education Foundation Working for City Schools

May 17, 2018 2:32 PM0 comments

By Cecily Shea The Falls Church Education Foundation will hold its 14th Annual Gala & Auction, “Lights, Camera, Auction!,” this Friday at 6:30 p.m. at the Washington Golf and Country Club. Through the incredible generosity of the Falls Church community, this event raises funds for the Falls Church Education Foundation’s […]

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