It just may be remembered as a classic case of persistence, of a modern “Tortoise Versus the Hare” story.
Originally built by William Harvey in 1845 and then valued at $665, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse on Park Avenue went through the Civil War and a handful of homeowners until it was turned over to the City of Falls Church government in 1968, and into a museum eight years later.
The fiscal health of our nation is hurting. But as badly as we have mismanaged the economy, however, we have been even worse trustees of the environment.
As long as we refer to the Middle East as the “Holy Land” there will be war. For peace to prosper, extremists, on both sides, will have to he marginalized.
For a wide variety of reasons, we are enormously pleased with the flowery, Art Nouveau façade of the 800 West Broad building that was unveiled to public view for the first time this week.
Following Tuesday’s court decision to dismiss the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia’s case against the breakaway Truro Church, supporters of the “Continuing Episcopalians” in the City of Falls Church told the News-Press that they remain hopeful, given the major historical and judicial differences between The Falls Church case and Truro, that […]
WASHINGTON — The Israelis are celebrating the 60th anniversary of the creation of the nation of Israel.
In the cover story of the April 2008 edition of National Geographic magazine, “Africa’s Ragged Edge: Journey Into the Sahel,” author Paul Salopek, photographer Pascal Maitre and the editors do a terrific job introducing readers to perhaps the most important region of the world that no one, almost, has heard […]
Assessments, the strike team, and the continuing gloomy financial outlook were on tap as the Board of Supervisors met all day Saturday for a budget workshop at the Fairfax County Government Center.
The phones started ringing and e-mail traffic picked up Tuesday afternoon, just about the time reassessment notices first appeared in homeowner’s mailboxes. As predicted, most homeowner assessments decreased overall, but it was how they declined that shocked taxpayers and the Board of Supervisors alike. Land values went way up, and […]