2024-07-18 5:04 PM

Suddenly, A Hero


Falls Church resident Jim Saulsbury suddenly found himself called on for heroic action around lunchtime this Monday. He was calmly walking beside the man-made lake on Fairview Park Drive when he heard a crash. A car had been t-boned by another and was meandering slowly toward the lake.

A Penny for Your Thoughts: News from Greater Falls Church

Labor Day, now observed on the first Monday in September, marks the traditional end of summer and the beginning of the new school year in our area, but is a far cry from the first Labor Day, celebrated in New York City on Tuesday, September 5, 1882.

Secrets of the Shriners* (* … or at least their tiny cars)

  Since the Shriners’ Kena 500 unit started performing in the Falls Church City Memorial Day Parade, they have been one of its undisputed highlights. Their sleek mini-Corvettes, executing precision maneuvers, combined with their ever-so-stylish fezzes, give them a perfect combination of supreme goofiness and undeniable coolness. It’s impossible to see them drive their cars […]

Son of Kate Hanley Seriously Injured in Iraq

Patrick Hanley, son of Secretary of the Commonwealth Kate Hanley, was due to arrive at the Bethesda Military Hospital yesterday or today, following a severe injury suffered as a member of the U.S. Military in Iraq last Sunday.

Our Man In Arlington

I spent last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for the final hours of my brother’s life and his subsequent funeral.

Obituary: Virginia Shepherd Pierce

Virginia Shepherd Pierce, a 63-year resident of the City of Falls Church, died at age 91 in the presence of loved ones at her home here last Friday.

Controversial Road Laws in Effect July 1

As of July 1, photo-red light camera designed to catch motorists running red lights will again be legal in Virginia. However, in the City of Falls Church, cameras used earlier at the four intersections will not get fired up until the fall, according to City officials. That’s because a new “request for proposal” process is […]