Editorial: Get Going on Mt. Daniel Plan B

May 25, 2016 7:23 PM0 comments

They say the only way to effectively negotiate for something is to actually internalize your willingness to walk away. That may be the only thing that will bring the Fairfax County’s Planning Commission to its senses to OK the renovation and expansion of Falls Church’s Mt. Daniel Elementary School campus […]

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Our Man in Arlington

May 24, 2016 3:32 PM0 comments

George Washington drank here. From a spring. In the 1780s. In Arlington, on the Moses Ball land grant property off of Carlin Springs Road. You can see it if you’re willing to venture onto the property owned by Virginia Hospital Center. I visited the site this month when I took […]

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Guest Commentary: We Can’t Continue to Ignore Concerns About F.C. Schools

May 19, 2016 1:02 PM0 comments

By Erik Pelton Last week, Falls Church City Public Schools held its annual celebration of teacher and staff award winners. David Morales, custodian at Thomas Jefferson Elementary and support staff of the year winner, inspired the audience with his talk of attitude, enthusiasm, and love, imploring us to encourage and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The Metro system is a major asset to the economic success of the National Capital Region, but it needs help, lots of it, now. That was the message of Metro Board Chairman Jack Evans at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments (COG) meeting last week. There are only seven major […]

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Editorial: ‘Arrogance’ Versus Some Hard Facts

May 18, 2016 7:05 PM0 comments

One of the oft-repeated arguments circulating around Falls Church in the aftermath of the City Council’s controversial 4-3 decision to deny almost $1 million of the School Board’s budget request has been that the School Board’s and the Superintendent’s “arrogance” was reflected in their refusal to accept the City Council’s […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Romeo and Juliet (II, ii, 1-2) The Board of Visitors at George Mason University recently sold the naming rights to the University’s law school to Charles Koch and an anonymous friend in […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Arlington Cemetery will conduct a special ceremony June 13 that will weave together a tragedy from World War II and achievers in current-day Arlington youth sports. The Merrill Hoover Award, which is given annually to a top female high school athlete by the Better Sports Club of Arlington, is named […]

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Guest Commentary: Relay for Life & Honoring Cancer Survivors, Fighters

May 12, 2016 3:25 PM0 comments

By Melissa Morse The American Cancer Society Relay For Life event is a life-changing experience. Our local Relay For Life of the Beltway will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at George Mason High School from noon – midnight and celebrates the communities of Falls Church, Vienna, and Arlington. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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For more than 30 years, members of the Board of Supervisors have selected outstanding residents for designation as Lord and Lady Fairfax, part of the annual Celebrate Fairfax! event in June. More than 60 Mason District residents have been designated as Lord and Lady Fairfax since the original selections by […]

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Editorial: Anger Vs. School Board Misguided

May 11, 2016 6:22 PM0 comments

It was a truly amazing defense of the ways in which the entire Falls Church School Systems has been infused with the laudable values and goals of the International Baccalaureate (IB) educational program presented by the principals of all four of the City’s schools before the F.C. School Board Tuesday […]

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