“The smarter you get, the happier you get.” That one-liner delivered by a Mt. Daniel School first grader via video to an auditorium filled with City of Falls Church school system teachers, staff and administrators Monday morning said it all.
Author: Nicholas F. Benton
Area schools begin in earnest following Labor Day next week, and spokesmen for both Fairfax County and the City of Falls Church say they’re not worried that the General Assembly in Richmond adjourned before approving millions in additional funds they’re counting on for the coming school year.
Last Saturday was this writer’s first trip to an Orioles game since the Nationals showed up in D.C. last year, a nostalgic return after a two-year hiatus to the same Camden Yards stadium that had become synonymous since its opening with my deep and abiding love for the game of […]
I routinely recommend this for Labor Day weekend because, dammit, it works. Huge sums are raised for medical research from this show. Most importantly, I don’t give a hoot how much they pay Jerry Lewis, in whatever form he may appear in this year.
This edition of the News-Press is dedicated to “Back to School,” with an array of articles about schools in our greater Falls Church distribution area.
It took a tremendous amount of will power, perhaps whispering to themselves that age-old emotion-stilling mantra, “Dead cats and nuns, dead cats and nuns,” to keep the announcers at the Little League championship game from losing it Monday afternoon.
When I told a friend that in a nine-day period this month, I’d been in the front row of a Melissa Etheridge concert at Washington, D.C.’s Constitution Hall and in the second row of a Paula Poundstone comedy performance in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and loved them both, he exclaimed: “At […]
“It is the attitude of great poets to cheer up slaves and horrify despots.” — Walt Whitman (“Leaves of Grass”) Good writers, whether journalists, poets, novelists, essayists, or newspapermen, are confronted with two critical components to their work whose careful consideration is indispensable. One is their audience, the other their […]
On Sunday, August 13, 2006, Clifford A. Thorpe Jr. died at the Fairfax Nursing Center after a long illness.
Changes in regional and national market conditions combined with an unwelcoming political environment in the City of Falls Church have caused two major developers to withdraw large-scale and large revenue-generating projects in the City over the summer. A third, just outside the City, is now on hold.