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Our Man in Arlington

One of the county’s historically standout youth athletes, now a prosperous business leader and high-impact philanthropist, made a new mark here. Multi-family housing magnate Ron Terwilliger, together with his attorney brother Bruce, in 2019 gave $1.5 million to the nonprofit partnership that built the modern, soon-to-open veterans-preference housing complex (named […]

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Falls Church’s Railroad Cottages Cited in Arlington’s Housing Debate

Falls Church city’s award-winning but controversial set of Railroad Cottages was cited by Arlington housing specialists in a Sept. 14 “informational session,” part of the county’s deepening examination of the hotly debated proposal to boost “missing middle” housing.      Eric Maribojoc, executive director of the George Mason University Center for […]

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Our Man in Arlington

Debates and yard-sign shouts over the proposal to allow more “missing middle housing” are highlighting gaps in incomes, perceptions, values and generational loyalties. The rising public interest prompted the county board to offer 11 in-person or online “community conversations” and three “information sessions” from Sept. 12-Oct. 25. They’re billed as […]

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What a Fantastic Time To Be In Public Education

In the past two weeks, Falls Church City Public Schools has welcomed back our leaders for a day-long retreat working on how to set a great tone, goals, and outcomes for the coming school year. We also welcomed back our Collaborative Team Leaders (CTLs) to engage in how our new Strategic Plan impacts the quality of education we provide, what best practices in curriculum and instruction look like, and also help set us up for success for the coming year.