It was October of 2007 and Mike Peters, frontman of Welsh rockers The Alarm, was on top of the world. OK, so it helped that he was already at 18,500 feet, doing what he loves most – performing music – on the slopes of Mt. Everest.
City Implements Holiday Schedule for July 4 The following City of Falls Church services will be closed on July 4: City Hall, Community Center, Courts, DMV Select Office, Mary Riley Styles Public Library, Schools, Senior Center and Sheriff’s Office. The George Local Transit Service will not run, and there will […]
Will the next president be the second coming of Jimmy Carter? Given Thursday’s economic headlines, full of dire warnings about the return of 1970s-style stagflation, you might think so.
I am proud to report that I achieved one of my New Year’s resolutions this week by, for my first time, seeing all five Academy Award “Best Picture” nominees prior to the Oscar ceremonies this weekend. It was hard to make it to a screen still showing “Michael Clayton,” but […]
U.S. REP. JIM MORAN, whose 8th District of Virginia includes the City of Falls Church, came before the F.C. City Council Monday night to provide an overview of what’s going on in Washington, his legislative priorities, and to listen to City officials’ requests for federal support. To his immediate right […]
A Plethora of Outstanding Films at Movie Houses All Over the Place.
Last week, I wrote about Warren “Dr. Blog” Throckmorton an unlicensed psychologist from a small Christian school in Pennsylvania. He has written no books, produced no noteworthy studies and his main claim to fame is his online diary, where he kvetches about real researchers who have actually stepped foot in […]
The first sign that Russia’s march toward freedom was on a downward spiral came on June 16, 2001, when George W. Bush said of Russian President Vladimir Putin, “I looked the man in the eye. I found him to be very straight forward and trustworthy and we had a very […]
The snow had fallen, and with it an inch of ice, making treacherous the roads leading from Falls Church to Washington, D.C. on Wednesday, Feb. 14. The conditions had closed the schools that morning and persuaded most motorists to stay indoors after the sun had set. The Baumgartner family, on […]
F.C. Little League Signups Approach With these warmer-than-normal temperatures, it feels like now is as good a time as any to turn your thoughts to the summer time and registering for the Falls Church Kiwanis Little League. Registration will be held for the first time on Jan. 6 from 9:30 […]