A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

December 29, 2016 10:40 AM0 comments

Happy New Year! Amidst the hustle and bustle of the presidential election results and subsequent holidays, there’s some good news that might have been missed. I call them “Cheers for the New Year.” • Got the dot? It’s easy to participate in the Yellow Dot program that the Fairfax County […]

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Guest Commentary: We Can Build a New School Without Raising Taxes

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By Ross Litkenhous Falls Church is a special place, and not just in a figurative sense. It’s certainly all of the adjectives you would expect to hear when describing a charming city with engaged citizens who put community first. Falls Church is all of those things, and the reason many […]

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Editorial: F.C.’s 2017 Challenge: ‘Don’t Blow It!’

December 28, 2016 7:49 PM0 comments

Challenges and opportunities for the City of Falls Church in 2017, eh? As you can see from the story on the front page of this week’s edition, the News-Press put this question to a representative group of City movers and shakers, and the responses covered a wide range of options, […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 27, 2016 6:15 PM0 comments

This November I witnessed an online demonstration of a new real-time flood mapping tool from the National Weather Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The new data, funded in part by Arlington, give advance warning of rising Potomac waters in D.C. and Northern Virginia (including Four Mile Run). […]

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Guest Commentary: Aesop’s Ant is a Mason Mustang’s Best Friend

December 22, 2016 2:52 PM0 comments

By Karen Oliver The classic Aesop’s Fable of the grasshopper and the ant is the tale of preparation. A grasshopper spent the summer singing while the ant worked hard to store up food for winter. The grasshopper didn’t understand why the ant was working so hard until winter came, when […]

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A Penny for Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

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In our diverse community, holidays are celebrated in many ways, sometimes via classic and familiar stories heard since childhood; other times the holiday observances and practices are not so familiar, but nonetheless, all are meant to be shared with family and friends. Sunday is Christmas, an important date for the […]

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Editorial: A Free New High School Was Rejected

December 21, 2016 6:50 PM0 comments

On the prospect of building a totally new George Mason High School on the 38 acres now officially in the City of Falls Church limits, while requiring City taxpayers to pay for almost all of it, newly added factors include the following: 1. There’s the recent rise in interest rates […]

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From the Front Row: Kaye Kory’s Richmond Report

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The weeks since Election Day have been difficult and frustrating, to say the least. The outcome of the presidential election was a shock to many and a clarifying moment for all. Many folks are asking me: What should I do now? How can I show the strength of my values […]

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Our Man in Arlington

December 20, 2016 4:35 PM0 comments

The tear-down trends in Arlington housing this year got the best of the historic George Washington Carver Cooperative Apartments. Back in February, the wrecking ball hit the units off Columbia Pike near Washington Blvd. that for 70 years had been a mainstay of the working-class African American community—with links to […]

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Guest Commentary: It’s Past Time to Reinvent Community TV in F.C.

December 15, 2016 12:25 PM0 comments

By Mark Q. Rhoads When I first moved to Falls Church in 1984, the late Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Arizona) wrote and passed the Cable Communications Policy Act. A part of that law allowed local communities to negotiate a franchise fee with cable TV providers to create public access community TV. […]

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