Monday night, I saw “It’s Just Me …,” in a program celebrating Black History Month at the Arlington Central Library.
One of the inevitable realities of life is that everyone ages. Francis Bacon (1561-1625) wrote that “age appears to be best in four things – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.”
Lee Graham sent three of its best divers to the 2008 Northern Virginia Swimming League (NVSL) All-Star Dive Meet at Dunn Loring Pool on Sunday to compete for the title All-Star Champion, one of the highest individual honors for an NVSL diver.
After brushing aside a constant downpour followed by brutal heat, the best swimmers at High Point Pool in Falls Church held their own in a meet featuring the fastest from across the Northern Virginia region, posting numerous personal-best times in the All-Star Individual Meet at Little Rocky Run last Saturday.
The waves on the Netherlands’ Lake Braassemermeer were calm, but the sky was not as cooperative, sending hail stones down on 11-year-old Kendall Swenson of Falls Church as she sailed her dinghy across the foreign waters.
As the nail biter of a presidential race becomes more uncertain, the only thing guaranteed is a good cry on Inauguration Day. Electing our first woman or black president will bring sobs of joy, just as the election of a Republican will usher in wallowing wails of woe.
A couple of content skaters from Northern Virginia got right back to work this week after returning from the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Cognac Tasting, January 30 at Alliance Française, Washington DC
Joan Lucille Olander earned her first public attention at age 15 when she was named Miss Palm Springs, Calif.
Falls Church’s Andy Anderson waited years to pursue his dream of bowling professionally. Now, in his retirement, he’s finally getting the chance to start. Falls Church resident and rookie professional bowler Andy Anderson has a different definition of retirement than most. Most people don’t “retire” by starting to play […]