Last week’s heavy snowfall, and the havoc it created for drivers on I-95 in Virginia, proved, once again, that Mother Nature is in charge. It also proved that the many weather advisories, from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and local emergency agencies about how to prepare for snow emergencies, were serious, and timely. Unfortunately, too many drivers were not prepared for the day-and-night-long traffic jam that stranded thousands of vehicles for nearly 50 miles in freezing temperatures and ice-filled highways.
Yesterday, Congressman Don Beyer (D-VA), Chairman of the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee (JEC), released the following statement after President Joe Biden announced new nominations to the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve.
According to a Facebook post today, prospects of bad weather have led to a revision in the schedule for the planned Martin Luther King Day event in Falls Church Monday. While participants will still gather at 11:00 a.m. at the Tinner Hill Monument on S. Washington St., there will be no march from there. Instead, speakers including U.S. Sen. Mark Warner and U.S. Rep. Don Beyer will address remarks there at that time.
New Year’s Eve celebrants may still have time at La Cote d’Or Cafe for a cup of kindness yet to ring out 2021 with a special prix fixe dinner for $75 and, if New Year’s reservations are closed, there’s always the daily “twilight prix fixe” dinner next year for $25.
Stephen (Steve) Bottock Jr. passed away peacefully at home on December 11, 2021. He was a devoted husband and father, and a proud resident of Falls Church City where he contributed his time and skills for the benefit of others.
Do you remember where you were on April 4th, 1968, when you heard the news that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had been assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee? I certainly do! That night I was staying with new friends in a Black section of Augusta, Georgia, as part of an interracial group of students, all members of the Bahá’í Faith, who had traveled to Georgia from Massachusetts over their Easter break to work on community development. As unrest roiled the streets below our apartment and some in the crowd chanted “kill whitey,” the contrast between Dr. King’s vision of a better America and the injustice against which he fought until his dying day seemed particularly stark.
If you watched delighted children sledding during the recent snowfalls, know that they are forming memories that will stick for decades.
Surveillance Video Released: City of Falls Church Police Seek Suspects in Armed Robbery of Jewelry Store
Surveillance video of the robbery is now available: https://youtu.be/p-xox6Pf0PU. There are no other updates at this time.
Local events happening in and around Falls Church this week!
CNN’s Fareed Zakaria has one of the most engaging Sunday morning politically-themed interview shows on all TV. He is not a showman. He is not out to win an audience with a special something. He’s serious, clearly well-educated and dedicated to his task, which is not simply to be an interviewer or a journalist. It is not to be a newsman in the usual sense. No, it has become clear that his goal is to use his skills and acumen for the purpose of making the world a better place.