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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Our Man in Arlington

October 17, 2018 8:52 PM0 comments

You arrive at the candidates’ debate hoping for tough questions that knock the pols off their rehearsed scripts. A bit of such authenticity shown through in answers from county board incumbent John Vihstadt and Democratic challenger Matt de Ferranti during their umpteenth face-off, held Oct. 10 at the Arlington Committee […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

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Over the last two weeks we’ve seen the best and worst of our Falls Church and Fairfax community. The worst in the ugly, vile painting of 19 swastikas on the Jewish Community Center on Little River Turnpike. And the best in the overwhelmingly positive and supportive response to that incident […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

October 11, 2018 11:13 AM0 comments

I frequently contact elected officials urging action on issues that I believe are important to all of us. Here is an example: Dear Mr. President: I am writing to respectfully urge you to resettle at least 75,000 refugees in Fiscal Year 2019. The United States is a generous country with […]

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Guest Commentary: On National Coming Out Day, Theater is a Safe Place

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By Laura Connors Hull Having spent over 40 years working in the theater, I have always relished the fact the theater provides an open, supportive environment for our LGBTQ community. The journey toward acceptance for people with a sexual orientation or gender identity different from the mainstream has been a […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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Hate has reared its ugly head again in our community. Nineteen swastikas were spray painted on the windows and brick walls of the Jewish Community Center of Northern Virginia (JCCNV) last weekend. The deed was done on the Jewish Sabbath, which made the attack even more poignant. Security cameras captured […]

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Editorial: Are You a Traffic Boor?

October 10, 2018 7:34 PM0 comments

Long time Falls Church City Councilman David Snyder understated it at the Council meeting Tuesday night when he quipped, “There has been a breakdown in driving behavior” in the entire nation. No kidding, and to those who are frequent travelers to urban centers in this land, it is evident that […]

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Our Man in Arlington

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Arlington’s history also repeats itself. In the mid-1960s, a fuss was made over neglect of a “negro cemetery” being moved from the corner of Columbia Pike and Washington Blvd. In 2018, many of those same, relocated, graves have fallen into disrepair out in the Alexandria section of Fairfax. Alarm was […]

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