We Ignore History at Our Peril Editor, With respect to your March 19 editorial, “Funky, Happy, Forward Thinking,” I would like you to reconsider your sentiment that “history is not a big deal” and that it is best not to delve into history since it might be “unpleasant.”
Falls Church News Briefs
Foster’s Grille Signs Lease at The Spectrum Foster’s Grille, described as “a casual neighborhood restaurant,” has signed a lease on a 2,628-square foot space at The Spectrum, the large, new mixed-use project at 444 W. Broad Street.
Nicholas F. Benton: Can the GOP Re-Brand?
A growing, concerted effort from within high-level party ranks to oust the arch conservative chairman of the Virginia GOP is evidence of what promises to be an unsavory spectacle akin to watching a snake wriggle its way out of an old, dead skin.
Editorial: Funky, Happy, Forward Thinking
The official “branding” process underway to help succinctly describe the core identity of the City of Falls Church began in earnest with a meeting of citizen activists representing a diverse cross-section of interests in the City earlier this month.
Northern Virginia Art Beat
Human Abstractions Connie Imboden and her recent works, at Heineman Myers (4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Md.). This exhibit runs through April 25. For more details, call 301-951-7900, or you can visit www.heinemanmyers.com or the artist’s web site at www.connieimboden.com.
Community, Scholars Recall Basketball’s John Isaacs, 93
Visitors to the Falls Church Community Center last week commemorated Black History Month at the fourth annual Black History Celebration and Celebrity Basketball Game, sponsored by Falls Church’s Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation.
Nicholas F. Benton: The Oscars & Dustin Lance Black
Seldom ever have so many films among those nominated for “Best Picture” at the Oscars been set against or directly dealt with so many momentous historical events and realities of the recent past.
Our Man in Arlington
Last Saturday, The Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute held its open house in the Jefferson condominium to introduce its course offering for the Spring 2009 semester.
Our Man in Arlington
Monday night, I saw “It’s Just Me …,” in a program celebrating Black History Month at the Arlington Central Library.
Letters to the Editor for January 8 – 14, 2009
Lippman Was Referring to Different Meeting Editor, In your December 31, 2008 story on the City Council’s vote to fill the seats of the four Planning Commissioners whose terms were expiring, you apparently misunderstood a key part of my remarks.