Our Man in Arlington

November 29, 2016 4:46 PM0 comments

When I was 12 years old, I was a Washington Post paperboy, spending countless pre-dawn hours traipsing my boyhood Arlington neighborhood of Rivercrest. Each house, it seemed in the dark, had its own personality, traits I gleaned from making deliveries and returning once a month to collect fees (back when […]

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Guest Commentary: Local Charity Shows ‘Thank You’ Goes a Long Way

November 24, 2016 1:25 PM0 comments

By Nathan Hamme Thanksgiving is a time of contemplation for Americans. It’s a chance to reflect on the truly meaningful things in our lives. Our families. Our friends. And, often, our health. For the nation’s sick and elderly, however, a personal caregiver might be near the top of that list. […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Thanksgiving is a hopeful time for families and friends to share meals and memories. When a family member is missing because of illness or death, a hopeful occasion can be transformed into sadness. Such is the case, especially, for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers, ranked […]

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Editorial: A Sanctuary Community

November 23, 2016 5:20 PM0 comments

“Falls Church can set an example of unity, light, and kindness for our children and for the nation,” two young and trend-setting elected officials in the City of Falls Church wrote in a Letter to the Editor in the News-Press last week. “In light of recent events in our country…we […]

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Our Man in Arlington

November 22, 2016 3:26 PM0 comments

1968, like this year a politically turbulent one, was also the year a group of us high school kids picketed the Washington Golf and Country Club. This largely forgotten anti-Arlington-establishment protest drew plenty of news coverage. When a half-dozen who marched then recently reunited online to recall the details, we […]

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Editorial: 3 Jurisdictions in This Region Meet

November 17, 2016 2:19 PM0 comments

Just a week after all the sound and fury of the national presidential election and its ongoing aftermath, an historic meeting of governance took place in the City of Alexandria this Tuesday, bringing together the leading elected officials and top staff members of the City of Falls Church, Arlington County […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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The presidential election results shocked and stunned just about everyone, regardless of which candidate one supported. Once again, the curious American structure of popular vote vs. Electoral College vote created more angst as, for the second time in 16 years, the Democratic nominee won the popular vote, while the Republican […]

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Guest Commentary: Celebrating Our Business & Community Partners

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By Erik Pelton & Marybeth Connelly This week we are celebrating Business and Community Partner Appreciation Week. Our local schools benefit tremendously from the services, money and expertise donated by business and community partners. These relationships provide opportunities for students, tools for teachers and classrooms and a venue for community […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

November 16, 2016 6:54 PM0 comments

There’s colors on the street Red, white and blue… Keep on rockin’ in the free world, Keep on rockin’ in the free world. – Neil Young, “Keep on Rockin’ in The Free World” Ready for some good news from the 2016 Elections? President Elect Donald Trump received a mere 1,324 […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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There’s a county movement afoot for new protections against predatory towing. Though returning to your “parking place” and finding your vehicle vanished is a bugaboo of Arlington life, many businesses, cops and the main towing company have their own feelings on fairness in the towing wars. It’s a national issue. […]

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