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School News & Notes

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.

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.

Northern Virginia Men Set Sights On St. Paul Skating Championship

Parker Pennington

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 St. Paul, Minn., next week, […]

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

Sonny Warner at Falls Church City Park in July 2003 at what was one of his last public performances. He passed away April 13, 2007. (Photo: Ronald Weinstock)

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 the Thomas Jefferson Library on […]