McLean H.S. Attends Invitational Jazz Festival The McLean High School Jazz Ensemble will be participating in the Chantilly Invitational Jazz Festival on March 28, at the Chantilly High School.
Falls Church Looks to Get Ahead of the Green Curve
In response to global warming, some Falls Church residents are stepping up efforts to “green” their homes and workplaces to combat the 21st century challenge.
Picking Splinters:Forging the Olympic Spirit
As late as a month ago, it felt like the spotlight would never shift. The focus of these Olympics, held in the city of Beijing, would forever focus on China’s socio-political problems.
Dowd on Drinks: Whisky Live Set Stage For Battle
They’re taking off the gloves in the whiskey wars, if what I saw at the recent annual Whisky Live event in New York City was any indicator.
Northern Virginia Men Set Sights On St. Paul Skating Championship
The senior men’s event at the 2008 Eastern Figure Skating Championships looked like a Washington, D.C.-area get together. Tommy Steenberg of Annandale claimed the gold, Parker Pennington of Fairfax the silver and perennial competitor Derrick Delmore of Alexandria the bronze. With the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships taking place in […]
Dowd on Drinks: Missouri Winemakers Struggle Through Misfortune
Psst. Want to buy a one-of-a-kind wine, cheap? Think Missouri.
Anything But Straight: No Couching Message In Furniture Mogul
Mitchell Gold is an openly gay, Jewish furniture magnate who is larger than life in small town America. Where most people leave New York to live unassumingly in the countryside, Gold has brought charisma and pizzazz to the sleepy hamlet of Taylorsville, North Carolina.
F.C. Native and Gold Record Winner Haywood
Haywood “Little Sonny” Warner, a Falls Church native whose 1959 hit single, “There’s Something on Your Mind,” was a Gold Record winner, died at age 77 on April 12.
A Penny For Your Thoughts: The News of Greater Falls Church
Roots. The usual picture that comes to mind is the underground portion of a plant that draws nutrients and supports growth. But roots also can be intangible, referring to one’s basic core or origin. It was the latter definition that was in focus at the Tet:Vietnamese New Year observance at […]
Dowd on Drinks: At Wine Competitions, Prospecting For Gold
This is the season of show biz awards — the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and the upcoming Academy Awards — but the wine world takes a backseat to no one when it comes to handing out the trinkets.