The One and Only I had the pleasure of being invited to a preview screening on Monday of the new film for PBS by Ken Burns called “The War.”
FALLS CHURCH resident mystery novel author Wade Fleetwood made a special presentation of copies of his latest book that is based in Cherry Hill Park to the Falls Church City Council Monday. Copies of the book are on sale at Falls Church Art and Frame.
Richard K. Burns, 72, former Director of the Falls Church Public Library, died April 2 at Fairfax Hospital of leukemia. He was also being treated for lung cancer and emphysema.
Saturday’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Woodrow Wilson Library in Culmore had an international flavor, from the Vietnamese-American Girl Scouts staffing the arts and crafts table to the Colombian folk dancers performing in the community room. This was not a day for silence in the library. Everyone was […]
Gee/Kerns Engagement Ms. Debra L. Gee of Falls Church, and Mr. and Mrs. James and Signe Gee of Springfield, announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Elizabeth, to Matthew Vincent Kerns, the son of Chief Warrant Officer II (Ret.) Richard E. Kerns, Jr. and Mrs. Debra Kerns of Virginia Beach. […]
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 […]
Last Tuesday, October 17, was the third event in the Mary Riley Styles Library program celebrating Falls Church City’s sister city partnership with Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of Congo. Sally Coxe, president of the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), spoke about her recent expedition to Kokolopori to a rapt audience. She emphasized […]
English essayist Francis Bacon (1561-1626) noted near the end of his life that “age appears to be best in four things – old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.” Perhaps it’s time to add a fifth item in the […]