Earth Day celebrations are planned for the next two Saturdays in a location near you! This Saturday, April 21, volunteers from Annandale United Methodist Church will hold an Earth Day rally, while a riparian buffer restoration (planting vegetation along streams) is underway. Both events begin at 1 p.m.
Going into its stretch run forward final approval of a budget for the coming fiscal year, the Falls Church City Council is angling toward loping off a penny of the real estate tax rate recommended by City Manager Wyatt Shields. Last month, Shields proposed adding a penny to the current […]
On April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day, 25 million people joined around the country to demand a safer, cleaner and healthier world. The impact of this global environmental awareness day was astonishing. In large part due to raising the public’s awareness, with large, bipartisan majorities, Congress passed in rapid […]
Well Served I was with saddened to hear the news on Tuesday that Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Bob Horan was retiring.
Zoning and building code enforcement in neighborhoods took center stage Mon-day as the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors endorsed Chairman Gerry Connolly’s proposal to create a “strike force” of county agencies to address ordinance and safety code violations in our community. Noting that it is the county’s responsibility to “protect […]
I went to church on Easter Sunday, as did probably billions of Christians all over the world.
It was right about now a year ago that Jim Webb stepped out of his Falls Church home into a bright spring morning and took up in earnest for the first time a citizen-candidate effort to change the course of the nation. His was in the time-honored American tradition of […]
April is recognized as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. The purpose of the special designation is to increase the public’s understanding of sexual violence in our society with the hope that a month of intensified awareness efforts combined with sexual violence prevention work throughout the year will bring […]
Vetoes and Amendments Readers will see the News-Press—and this column—the day after the General Assembly acts on the Governor’s amendments and vetoes.
Today I am speaking to the luncheon meeting of the South Arlington Kiwanis Club, an excellent group led this year by the estimable Andres Tobar.