A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

February 18, 2016 10:04 AM0 comments

Fairfax County Executive Edward L. Long, Jr. presented his proposed county budget for Fiscal Year 2017 on Tuesday, and there were few surprises. The proposed budget reflects a continuing tight economic situation in Fairfax County, mirroring the continuing effects of the Great Recession. Fairfax County continues to recover slowly from […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

February 17, 2016 7:03 PM0 comments

The 2016 General Assembly Session has officially reached the halfway point known as Crossover, the deadline for each house to complete work on their own bills before sending them down the hall to the other chamber. Last week, committees and subcommittees worked diligently to hear all the legislation in time […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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My neighborhood called East Falls Church throws off outsiders who assume with that name, it can’t be part of Arlington. Indeed, our civic association a few years back took a vote on changing from the cumbersome Arlington-East Falls Church Civic Association to a simpler “Tuckahoe” or “Somerset.” No go, said […]

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Guest Commentary: An African American History Month Celebration

February 11, 2016 1:10 PM0 comments

Over the last two decades Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation has become synonymous with African American history celebrations. To fulfill our mission of preserving and sharing African American history our organization hosts unique “edutaining” (entertaining and educational) events. This year the foundation will celebrate African American History Month with “Harlem Renaissance […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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Throughout this session to date, the House of Delegates continues to attempt to erode local control of public education – not only local control of the establishment of charter schools, but to usurp local control of both state and local money dedicated to local public education as well. As you […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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A few remnants of the “Snowzilla” blizzard remain in parking lots and at intersections, but the discussion about the storm and its aftermath still dominates conversations. At last week’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Sharon Bulova announced plans for a “snow summit,” to be held on Tuesday, March 1, during […]

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Editorial: Baseball, Symphonies & More Swimming Ideas

February 10, 2016 8:53 PM0 comments

As imaginations run wild concerning proposals for development of the 36 acres ceded to the City of Falls Church by Fairfax County as part of the water sale deal in 2014, one viable opportunity lies in what was a hot-button issue over that property two dozen years ago. It was […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Arlington Public Schools staged a reunion of sorts on Feb. 2, assembling citizens who’d once viewed one another only across the racial divide. The panelists’ talk at the Stratford building marking the 57th anniversary of our state’s school integration was historic, educational and touching. Three of four “local heroes,” as […]

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Cancer Chronicles: Heroes of Weakness

February 4, 2016 1:29 PM0 comments

by Samuel Waters The prince races up to the dark, towering castle on his noble steed. The bridge is blocked with a thicket of razor sharp enchanted thorns, but this does not stop him. Our hero plunges in, hacking away with his sword until he reaches the smoldering dragon, which he […]

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Guest Commentary: Retaining the Urban Forest in the ‘Tree City’

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By Katherine Reich Trees are part of the identity and legacy of Falls Church City – and vital to public and environmental health. But they aren’t just another pretty sight: Trees are also very important to our environment. Not only do they absorb carbon dioxide (CO2), but they also shade […]

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