2024-07-19 1:12 PM

The Peak Oil Crisis: Smart Meters

It’s going to be an electric world. For those of you who have been following the peak oil story, it is becoming increasingly clear that liquid fuels for the average person’s transportation has a very short half-life. It won’t be long before we figure out that natural gas is too valuable for making stuff to […]

Fundraiser Friday, May 16, for Guatamalean School Run by George Mason H.S. Grad

A fundraiser will be held Friday, May 16, at 7 p.m. at the Chesterbrook Elementary School, 1753 Kirby Road, McLean, to benefit the Escuela Caracol, a school in Guatemala founded and run by George Mason High School graduate and long-time Falls Church resident Josh Wilson and his wife Courtney. The fundraiser will be a one-hour […]

Jody’s Jam of The Week

thingstododc.com's Pre-St. Patricks Day Drafts and Darts, Sunday, March 16 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Ireland's Four Fields, Washington, DC

F.C.

Tom Abbey, a 26-year-old personal trainer at Falls Church’s Vantage Fitness, qualified for the U.S. Olympic Development Skeleton Athlete Program last week by being one of only two athletes out of 19 who were selected after a week of tryouts at Lake Placid. Abbey’s scores in general athletic drills were “off the charts,” according to […]

A Penny For Your Thoughts: News of Greater Falls Church

After much turmoil and deliberation, Congress recently raised the federal mini-mum wage to $5.85 per hour, which equates to an annual salary of about $11,700, barely above the federal poverty guideline of $10,210 for a single person. In Northern Virginia, where the average monthly rent for an efficiency apartment is nearly $900, a person earning […]

Editorial: F.C.

It will likely be the decision of Falls Church City Manager Wyatt Shields to commence a two-month construction project next month that will close Route 7 to a single lane each way from before the morning rush hour until late in the afternoon. Based on a noisy public meeting at City Hall last week, plans […]

Nicholas F. Benton: News & Virtue

If you spend too much time watching 24-hour all-news channels some things become unmistakable. The first is how little news is actually broadcast. Most of it is gossip and opinion. Anna Nicole, RIP.

Preparing for a Tournament

Poker is clearly not a physical sport, but in order to do well on the major televised poker circuit, top players need to be focused and as physically prepared as possible. The nature of tournament No Limit Hold’em is such that a person can play fantastically well all day long, but make one little mistake […]