2024-06-20 3:39 PM

Community News and Notes


THE THOMAS JEFFERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEAM C (Division 1) came in first place at the regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament.  The team will now compete at the State Tournament on Saturday, April 5 in Sterling, Virginia.  The team includes (from l to r on the stairs) Carter May, Justin Trainor, Holden Saberhagen, and Neil […]

Picking Splinters: Marathon Images Haunt and Inspire

Last weekend, I found at least 34,000 people that I wouldn’t mind having in the proverbial fox hole with me. It wasn’t exactly a lengthy interview process. In fact, we didn’t even speak. All they did, really, was compete in the Marine Corps Marathon.  

Marathon Mom: Former F.C. Resident Wraps National Marathon Tour in D.C.

ARLENE MARQUARDT IS ALL SMILES at the start of last Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon. She walked the course with her daughter, Jen (center), and Jen's boyfriend, Paul Baker.

For most young children, the mindset is that their parents, or more generally all adults possess an unconditional power, a larger-than-life quality reflected in each youngster’s eyes. For the kindergarten class at North Park Elementary School in Santa Clarita, Calif., their admiration of their 59-year-old teacher, former Falls Church resident Arlene Marquardt, is not the […]