A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 24, 2015 11:39 AM0 comments

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Weather forecasters tell us this won’t be a White Christmas, but the fairy tale images of Santa Claus, Father Christmas. Pere Noel, Kris Kringle, or Saint Nikolaus almost always include snow in the picture. Those children’s fables also focus on good or bad behavior as […]

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Guest Commentary: Radical Teachings Need to Be Challenged

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By James Sledge I can’t imagine what it feels like to be Muslim in America today, to have people look at you with suspicion and hate, as though you were a threat. However, along with my Muslim friends, I do know what it feels like to have your faith misrepresented by […]

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Editorial: Our Area’s Huge ‘16 Election Year

December 22, 2015 6:40 PM0 comments

Whoa! Not only is the region going to be in the 70s, weather wise, on Christmas Eve this week, but it is also forecast to have daily highs in the low 50s going into the New Year, and for Falls Church’s annual Watch Night celebration that shuts down traffic in […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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I have one thing in common with Joan Hitt, matriarch of the construction company family (that’s their name on Virginia Hospital Center’s Family Center for Radiation Oncology): We both spent our childhoods in Cherrydale. That deep-rooted but evolving Arlington neighborhood, she agreed with me, holds rich memories. Born in 1935 […]

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Guest Commentary: Keeping Our Seniors & Community Safe for 27 Years

December 17, 2015 12:37 PM0 comments

By Julie Donnelly If you’re the parent of a high school senior or a graduate, you already know the days are long and the years are short. If your children are younger, you’ll be shocked at just how fleeting these school days become the closer you get to graduation day. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The generosity of Mason District and Northern Virginia residents is remarkable, as evidenced by the results of the third blanket and coat drive for Syrian refugees, organized and sponsored by the Northern Virginia Regional Commission. The first blanket drive, in 2013, gathered about 30,000 pounds of blankets, which were shipped […]

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Editorial: Fresh, New Voices For Falls Church

December 16, 2015 6:58 PM0 comments

There was really something new and refreshing which was manifested at the Falls Church City Council meeting this week, and it bodes very well for the long-term health and sustainability for The Little City. A lot of the “usual suspects” who have taken it upon themselves to claim the importance […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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The Governor is in Richmond today to present his 2016-2018 two year budget plan to the joint money committees of the House and Senate. Some details have been released in advance, and thanks to an improving economy we can look forward to substantial increases in K-12 education funding, funding for […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 15, 2015 1:59 PM0 comments

County board members who balked at spending $350 million on a Columbia Pike streetcar have not—in the 13 months since dropping that bombshell—settled on an alternative traffic cure. Ideas like fancier bus rapid transit still percolate as the board prepares to swear in two new members. Enter one private entrepreneur […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 10, 2015 9:46 AM0 comments

Fairfax County’s 13th Urban County Board of Supervisors will be inaugurated next Tuesday, December 15. The swearing-in ceremony certainly is less grand than a presidential inauguration – held in the Government Center Forum, not on the steps of the Capitol – and there is no parade. Similar to the presidential […]

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