Editorial: Your Special Power: Your Vote!

November 1, 2018 10:27 AM0 comments

The Human Rights Campaign’s tweet yesterday was the best. Concerning the critical upcoming midterm elections next Tuesday, it showed a GIF from the Harry Potter movies with the text, “We’re all gifted a special power and it is not magic…it’s our vote.” Yes, it is like magic, though. If you […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Hate is a four letter word. So is love. Both can be powerful forces in human emotions. Tragically, it was hate that propelled Robert Bowers to massacre 11 worshippers as they prayed in their Pittsburgh synagogue on a quiet Sabbath morning last week. And it appeared to be hate that […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 31, 2018 4:58 PM0 comments

Competitive sports, unsurprisingly, were central to the historic desegregation of Arlington schools. On Oct. 11, a roster of players from both realms of that 1960s drama reunited to blend glory-days of athletic feats with sometimes-painful memories of tough social change. I heard humor, camaraderie and confessions at the panel arranged […]

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Guest Commentary: Embrace the Live Local Challenge in Falls Church

October 25, 2018 12:29 PM0 comments

On Monday, Oct. 22, the Falls Church City Council proclaimed November Live Local Month during which it is joining with the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce to encourage residents to take the Live Local pledge and patronize local businesses in Falls Church. This is a concept that was initiated and […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Early voting at satellite locations began on Oct. 13, and record numbers of voters are turning out for the first federal election since the Trump administration took office in early 2017. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, and voters are reminded to vote at their local polling places on Election […]

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Editorial: A Blue Wave of Civility, Compassion

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Speaking before a large contingent of Northern Virginia Asian-Americans at an event in McLean Tuesday night. U.S. Senator Tim Kaine came up with yet another creative way of expressing the implications of what has become a deep moral divide that has separated the nation’s two political parties. Kaine was there […]

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Our Man in Arlington

October 24, 2018 6:34 PM0 comments

Tales of history and ghosts often show up on the same page. Hence the Arlington Historical Society is offering an evening “ghost tour” of its 18th-century Ball-Sellers house Oct. 27. And a recent write-up of the Birchwood Cabin for sale on N. 26th St. mentions 19th-century spectral inhabitants. But few can […]

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Guest Commentary: Different Doesn’t Mean Less Than or Worse

October 18, 2018 11:48 AM0 comments

By Peter Noonan One of my favorite nights of the year is the Cappies. For the past nine years (except for one) I have been a presenter and have worked closely with Judy Bowns (co-founder) along with Bill Strauss before he passed away to bring greater focus to high school […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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When you walk into a store or office building, or any multistory commercial or residential building, do you ever think about the fire suppression systems that protect those structures? Probably not, since complying with building codes and fire regulations simply is assumed in Fairfax County. Behind the façades, however, are […]

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Editorial: Democratic Discourse In Action

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Credit goes to Falls Church’s still new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Peter Noonan for his handling of the contentious issue of the extent to which the auditorium in the new George Mason High School will be as well or better equipped for theater and related programs as the one in […]

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