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Martha Jane Snider Dies at Age 81


Martha Jane (Leake) Snider, 81, of Charlottesville passed away early on the morning of May 5, 2009, while surrounded by her loving family.

Obama Stimulus Saves 7,100 State Jobs, Legislators Report

Northern Virginia legislators, in a series of exclusive interviews with the News-Press yesterday, concurred with the remarks of Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, delivered at the conclusion of the Richmond legislative session last week, that President Obama’s massive economic stimulus program has saved 7,100 state jobs in the just-adopted Fiscal Year 2010 budget.

Letters to the Editor for the Week of February 26 – March 4, 2009

Didn’t Attend Because Nothing Will Change Editor, In response to your comment that the low turnout to the City Council’s town meeting was probably due to Falls Church City residents “fundamentally trust their elected officials and paid staff to do the right thing”; I couldn’t disagree with you more.

Area Arts, Education & Social Efforts Counting on Stimulus

Without Boost, Serious Harm is Predicted Virginia’s social safety nets, as well as her arts and education efforts, are looking to President Obama’s $787 billion stimulus package signed into law Tuesday to mitigate what will otherwise be disastrous recessionary consequences throughout the Commonwealth.

Children’s Book Touches Hearts, Nerves


Illustrator and author Sarah S. Brannen wanted to “write a book about a wedding,” a pretty simple notion driven by her then 6-year-old niece’s desire that every book end with a wedding. Watching same-sex marriages celebrated in her home state of Massachusetts, Brannen knew the focus her book would take.

Falls Church Business News & Notes

News Elder law attorneys Needham, Mitnick & Pollack PLC(www.elderlawanswers.com), developer Hekemian & Company (www.hekemian.com), and commercial property owner Oshinsky Family Limited Partnership are the most recent businesses to sign onto 2009 sponsorship of the Falls Church Chamber of Commerce.