Thank you so much for your article on the new James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)! I too have wondered why there hasn’t been more coverage given the potential for such amazing findings. Perhaps it has to do with the astonishing fact that even if we find intelligent life, simply communicating with them will not be simple. With our few very closest stars over four light years away, it would be a minimum of eight and a half years before we would even get a response from this intelligent life.
With Thanksgiving over, the first of a number of major wintertime holidays has once again come and gone. Starting in early December, holidays like Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and New Year’s will undoubtedly bring a sense of joy and ease to many in the Falls Church community following what has been a predominately difficult year.
My wife tried to dust the chandelier in our entranceway and the small cone around the light chain dropped down two inches from the ceiling. I couldn’t tell if it was just a decorative challenge or if the light itself might fall on a grandchild and nobody wants to be known as the grandpa who damaged a grandchild through negligence.
The Employee Advisory Council (EAC) was established by the employees of the City of Falls Church in 1973. Its main objective is to discuss policies, activities, and programs of interest to City employees and to act in an advisory capacity to the City management. The council is made up of seven elected employee members. In recent years we have participated in and contributed to such committees as the Use of Force Review Committee, the Covid-19 Committee, Benefits Committee, and Training Committee. I have served since 2019 after the passing of former Chair Gary LaPorta.
THE ANNUAL LIGHTING OF THE TREES at Mr. Brown’s Park in downtown Falls Church and the Victorian Christmas at the Cherry Hill Farmhouse marked the onset of the holiday season in Falls Church, with plenty more to good stuff to come!
Anna Elizabeth Hennessey, age 24, passed away at home after a year-long battle against cancer, on November 11, 2021, surrounded by family and loved ones.
The world lost one of its brightest souls on November 17, 2021 with the passing of Christopher Anthony Cistaro. A longtime Arlington resident, and recently Falls Church, Chris had a huge heart and an insatiable zest for life.
Local events happening this week in Falls Church!
A transplant from Vancouver BC, Emma came to Falls Church at the age of 9. I ran into her while she was walking her dog Jack this weekend. Emma got into listening to Audible on her walks during the pandemic.
Seuss is just over 5 years old and is an Abyssinian. If you live in the Winter Hill area or around TJ you may have seen her out and about because she loves to be outside. She is playful, busy and loving — in fact, she loves to bring home treats.