A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

August 16, 2018 10:00 AM0 comments

It’s August, traditionally the dog days (an astronomical reference to the rising of Sirius, the dog star, during the hottest time of the year) when usual routines shut down and folks grab a respite in the last long days of summer before school and work resume in earnest. Even the […]

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Editorial: In Solidarity With Our Colleagues

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Today, with this editorial we are proud to join over 200 newspapers and news organizations across the U.S. to speak out for the core democratic values contained in the concept and exercise of a robust and independent free press in this country, and to decry efforts by President Trump and […]

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Delegate Simon’s Richmond Report

August 15, 2018 7:31 PM0 comments

As many of us hit the road for August vacations, whether it’s a week at the beach, or a long weekend in the mountains, one of the toughest questions to answer is what time to leave town, to try and avoid spending half your vacation stuck in traffic. Personally, I […]

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Our Man in Arlington

August 13, 2018 5:10 PM0 comments

Remnants of old-time racial hostility, it appears, have persisted among certain staff at Arlington’s Army Navy Country Club. I heard it from an anguished former golf course employee who showed me evidence of race-based mockery, including the tiresome use of bananas for insults. His story, backed by photos and workplace […]

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An Ode to the Mary Riley Styles Public Library

August 9, 2018 11:29 AM0 comments

By Chrystie F. Swiney The Mary Riley Styles Public Library, arguably the most beloved building in our beloved little city, is often described in glittering terms: as a “gem,” a “treasure,” a “jewel.” And indeed it is. I’ll never forget the day when I first stumbled upon it with my […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

10:27 AM0 comments

Was that a very large mosquito, or perhaps a very small drone? The exceedingly wet summer weather produced a bumper crop of mosquitoes in Fairfax County neighborhoods, resulting in dive bomb attacks every time one steps outside. The Fairfax County Health Department reminds residents that mosquitoes can’t fly very far, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

10:16 AM0 comments

Just sold: The modernized 1836 cabin of Caleb Birch, where Teddy Roosevelt stopped while riding, where Presley Rixey’s valet lived while building Washington Golf and Country Club. Birchwood “is NOT historic,” claimed the Century 21 description of the commemorated site at Wakefield and N. 26th sts. “It could be a great […]

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Editorial: How Democrats Will Win in November

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It goes without saying that the Republicans can take no comfort from the outcome of Tuesday’s primary and special elections spotted across the land. In almost every case, it was very bad news for them and their prospects for the critical November midterm Congressional elections. There is a theme that […]

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Senator Dick Saslaw’s Richmond Report

August 2, 2018 12:46 PM0 comments

Summer is in full swing and unfortunately rain, storms, flooding, and hazardous road conditions have plagued the region. We even saw evidence of a tornado touch down on July 24 at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. I am thankful that we are still a month away from […]

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Guest Commentary: There’s More to Area Schools Than Just Online Ratings

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By Sandy Evans When I saw the article, “School Ratings Affect Home Prices and Buyer Decisions” in the News-Press last month, I knew I needed to provide a different perspective. I have great concerns that many people who use GreatSchools.org as their main source of a school’s quality are not […]

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