2024-07-13 8:51 AM

Picking Splinters: The Rockies

The scope of what the Colorado Rockies have achieved thus far is simply staggering. Twenty-one wins, one loss — that's Colorado's record after September 15, the day the Rocks' roll began. And not a speck of moss has gathered since.

H. Daumier Lithograph Donated to News-Press

FALLS CHURCH attorney Lee Farnum Johnson, Jr. (right), presented an original H. Daumier lithograph to Nicholas F. Benton of the Falls Church News-Press during the News-Press’ “Meet the Press” open house last week. The lithograph had been a gift to Johnson’s father, also a weekly newspaper editor. (News-Press photo)

Falls Church News-Press owner-editor Nicholas F. Benton was the recipient of an extraordinary gift from a Falls Church attorney concluding a 53-year career last week. At the annual “Meet the Press” open house in the News-Press office, a large gathering witnessed the presentation by retiring attorney Lee Farnum Johnson, Jr.

Climbing Aboard

Members of "Ice Force One" based out of Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C., perform in a recent competition. (Photo: Actionphotos.com)

Last week, synchronized skating teams from all over the United States convened in Colorado Springs, Colorado to compete at the 2007 U.S. Synchronized Team Skating Championships. Among the participants was Ice Force One, an adult masters team made up of skaters ages 25 to 67 from Northern Virginia (including Sarah Schmidt from Falls Church), Maryland […]