Was Money Slated for Economically Disadvantaged Students Redirected?……..
…….Broken Promises to Disadvantaged Children on Being Given a Computer?………
By Alison Kutchma……..
…………Falls Church resident Bob Wilden started and financed an after school program for economically disadvantaged students in our community. According to an article that appeared in the Falls Church Times in 2009, the program he founded to honor his wife Imogene, was designed to put “computers in the hands of students who would otherwise have to do without.” Students who successfully completed the program earned computers. The program, according to the Times story, “gives students who meet eligibility requirements the opportunity to receive specialized instruction in technology as well as homework help and support for other academic needs. Students who successfully complete [...]
Tear Down Will Be Painful Reminder of Costly Development Mistake
Developers Will Be Enriched; Citizens Shortchanged
Developers Have Huge Sway With Council Majority
By Ira Kaylin
Kaylin is a Former Member of the Falls Church City Council and Co-Chair of the Council’s Committee on Budget and Finance.
It has been announced that construction of the “Kensington”, an end of life nursing home project, incorrectly described as senior Assisted Living will began shortly. The Kensington will be constructed at the site of the current Burger King located on Broad St between the Broadway Condominiums and the Hilton Garden Hotel. The 3/4 acre lot is therefore located in one of the prime commercial sites in the City.
UNDUE INFLUENCE: The Kensington project is emblematic of what appears to be the undue influence that developers can have over some city council members. [...]
The power point presentation from the September 26th meeting of the GMHS/MEHMS Steering Committee
meeting is available on the City’s website, www.fallschurchva.gov/CampusJointSteeringCommittee.
The Architecture Firm RTKL provided a Site Capacity Study of the campus.
The City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks Department is sponsoring the 22nd Annual Farm Day on Saturday, October 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cherry Hill Park (312 Park Avenue).
Enjoy old-fashioned fun for the whole family, including: horse-drawn hayrides, pumpkin painting, blacksmithing, cider pressing from locally grown apples, pony rides and much more. Enjoy live music from Andrew Acosta and The New Old-Time String Band. Participants who bring their own pair of pants and a long-sleeved shirt will be able to craft a scarecrow.
Free tours of the 1845 Cherry Hill Farmhouse will be offered throughout the day.
Admission is free, however nominal fees apply to some activities.
For more information about Farm Day, please visitwww.FallsChurchVA.gov/farmday or call 703-248-5171 (TTY 711).