A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 9, 2017 10:01 AM0 comments

Despite the tweets emanating almost hourly from the White House, and the battle for supremacy in the Congress, the everyday work to provide for community needs gets done at the local level, mostly with locally generated revenue. Fairfax County residents may observe the presidential and congressional shenanigans more closely than, […]

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Editorial: New High School Closer to Reality

February 8, 2017 8:13 PM0 comments

In what seems like no time at all, the momentum toward a reasonably-priced, high quality and community-supported new high school project has escalated, raising hopes that there may be time to craft referendum language for this November’s election. We urge the relevant persons at City Hall and school headquarters to […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

7:03 PM0 comments

Today the House of Delegates’ budget was published, Appropriation Committee Approved Amendments to the 2016-2018 Budget (HB1500), and distributed to Members of the House. It is a lengthy and sometimes hard-to-understand document.I won’t attempt to summarize the entire Budget, but will highlight some sections that I find greatly disappointing. Services […]

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Our Man in Arlington

February 7, 2017 2:34 PM0 comments

Does our county really need gimmicky big projects to put it on the map? Recent years have brought us several attention-grabbing transport and tourist-lure proposals that have perked the ears of antsy economic planners. It seems some seek to put Arlington on a level with Cawker City, Kan., home to […]

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Guest Commentary: What is the Motivation of Millennials?

February 2, 2017 1:25 PM0 comments

By Pete Davis Much ink has been spilled about what Democrats can do to win back the Rust Belt voters who switched from voting Obama in 2012 to voting Trump in 2016. Unfortunately, not enough focus has been given to a group that might be easier to reach in the […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:35 AM0 comments

The new administration’s Executive Order imposing a ban on travelers from seven Muslim-majority Middle Eastern countries has resulted in international protests at home and abroad. The ban already has torn families apart, and sowed fear into many local residents, who wonder if they may be at risk in their adopted […]

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Editorial: City & Schools Need The Public’s Input

February 1, 2017 7:23 PM0 comments

We join the chorus of everyone in the City of Falls Church government and schools urging a robust Falls Church citizen attendance at Saturday morning’s town hall meeting on the progress toward a final plan for the 39-acre high school property at the west end of the City. At this […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

6:23 PM0 comments

This General Assembly session is in full swing as we near crossover on Feb. 7. On the national front, it’s no surprise this President continues to wreak havoc domestically and internationally with directives that are meant to satisfy a far-right base of supporters. These reprehensible actions run counter to everything […]

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Our Man in Arlington

January 31, 2017 5:12 PM0 comments

I’m offering here a peek inside Arlington’s most secretive and haphazardly organized support group. The Men’s Development Club, for exactly one decade, has gathered every sixth Friday night (give or take) at East Falls Church-area watering holes deemed suitable for our brand of development. I’m honored to have qualified. The […]

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Editorial: Tiny Houses & Rentals for F.C.

January 26, 2017 1:03 PM0 comments

Falls Church’s own Pete Davis, now a Harvard Law School student, will appear on the popular ABC-TV show, “Shark Tank,” this Friday night to pitch a company he and some of his fellow students set up to build and sell “tiny houses.” The growing popularity of the concept has earned […]

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