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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Our Man in Arlington

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The glass-tower village of Rosslyn is known historically for its long-vanished pawnshops and brothels. But back in the first half of the 20th century, it was the scene for a more wholesome activity: bowling. This was among the Arlington heritage tidbits I learned when I sat in on the weekly […]

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Editorial: F.C.’s Future Is Bright

August 24, 2016 10:22 PM0 comments

So much for the lazy days of summer. It’s always with a slight sense of desperation that time is slipping by and not enough is getting done that the first signs of Labor Day appear on the horizon. How has been your summer this year? How does it rank compared […]

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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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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 17, 2016 8:55 PM0 comments

As we near the end of August, many Falls Church and Virginia families will engage in one of those rites of passage that some of us look forward to and others may dread: packing up their cars and making the road trip to drop off a child at college for […]

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Editorial: F.C. Now the Envy of Region

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Suddenly, the City of Falls Church is the apple of regional developers’ eye. Or, so it seemed from public comments made at Wednesday’s Biznow conference on regional economic development trends. The reasons pertain to what we’ve known for a long time as the features distinguishing Falls Church from its neighbors, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Dueling flyers are blanketing homes around Westover in these dog days of August. The anonymous one warned sternly against a proposal to designate Westover Village as an historic district. Current and “future owners of your property are at risk of losing certain property rights very soon,” it declared. “Those include […]

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Guest Commentary: The Impact of Local Environmental Activism

August 11, 2016 1:30 PM0 comments

By Bryan Ricketts, Dan Sehlhorst & Thu Trinh Climate change is often viewed as too catastrophic to comprehend, too wonky to understand, and too political to discuss. But across Virginia, many are actively combating this view by taking local action to preserve the health, security, and economy of the Commonwealth. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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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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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

August 10, 2016 6:31 PM0 comments

The summer of 2016 is emerging as a disappointment for Republican legislatures that have passed legislation restricting their constituents’ right to vote. With jaw-dropping consistency, Courts composed of both moderate and conservative jurists across the country have concluded that the argument that widespread voter fraud necessitates enacting voting restrictions is […]

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