AMONG THOSE AT A fundraiser for the Commonwealth Coalition working to defeat the Marshall-Newman Amendment at the home of Nicholas F. Benton in Falls Church last week were Del. Jim Scott and F.C. Mayor Robin Gardner. A total of 40 attended and $2,500 was raised. (Photo: News-Press)
Brief news items from the Greater Falls Church area for the week of September 28.
NCSL Annual Meeting Early this summer, the Speaker of the House appointed me to the Committee on Education of the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). I attended my first meeting in Nashville during the NCSL Annual Meeting in mid-August.
On the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation of the Gulf Coast, I joined a group of Democratic lawmakers, led by Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, to tour the region. Our objective was to survey the rebuilding efforts and hear from local residents about the problems they’ve been experiencing in the past […]
His words are misleading almost, deceptive in their sparseness, as he describes his writing process. “You tell stories that are taken out of your experience. Some you make up. But it’s something that resonates and has some connection,” says Americana artist Peter Bradley Adams.
As most of you know, I grew in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Many of my extended family and friends were seriously affected by Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath. I have been down to Louisiana twice since the hurricane and have reported to you about the utter devastation that we saw while […]
The popular best seller, The Da Vinci Code, stimulated a lot of debate about history, faith, and personal belief. It also stimulated a self-help book, “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day,” by noted author and public speaker Michael Gelb.
The Middle East, home to a third of the world’s oil production, is coming unglued in so many ways and in so many places that it is nearly impossible to track. One would have to be a complete fool, however, not to recognize one of the manifold costs of all […]
What: Todd Glass at DC Improv When: Thursday – Sunday, August 3 – 6, Where: 1140 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC Cost: $15 See www.dcimprov.com for tickets Todd Glass, known for this appearances on comedy specials on HBO, Comedy Central and Last Comic Standing, is appearing now through Sunday (and […]