2024-06-18 7:00 PM

Marathon Mom: Former F.C. Resident Wraps National Marathon Tour in D.C.

ARLENE MARQUARDT IS ALL SMILES at the start of last Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. She walked the course with her daughter, Jen (center), and Jen's boyfriend, Paul Baker.

For most young children, the mindset is that their parents, or more generally all adults possess an unconditional power, a larger-than-life quality reflected in each youngster’s eyes. For the kindergarten class at North Park Elementary School in Santa Clarita, Calif., their admiration of their 59-year-old teacher, former Falls Church resident Arlene Marquardt, is not the […]