2024-05-29 1:51 PM

House Atop a Cherry Hill


Originally built by William Harvey in 1845 and then valued at $665, the Cherry Hill Farmhouse on Park Avenue went through the Civil War and a handful of homeowners until it was turned over to the City of Falls Church government in 1968, and into a museum eight years later.

Northern Virginia Art Beat


The Impressionists were the first generation to break with rote realism as proffered by the traditional Academy.

A Penny for Your Thoughts

Springtime also is celebration time for many Mason District residents and organizations. Congratulations are in order for:

Our Man in Arlington

  Jean and I spent last weekend in Williamsburg attending the 50th reunion of William and Mary’s Class of 1958. It was Jean’s class, not mine, but it was a great weekend nonetheless.

Thomas Jefferson Elementary Taps Baxter as Newest Principal

Vincent Baxter’s commute to his new job as principal at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School won’t take much longer in driving time — only three minutes, without traffic, from Mary Ellen Henderson Elementary School where he has served as assistant principal for the past two years. According to the Falls Church City Public School system, although […]

Our Man In Arlington

On Monday, the Washington Post carried a provocative story about the perennial debate in the college and university community about the nature of an undergraduate curriculum.

Mary Brewer Barkley of Falls Church Dies at 98

Mary Brewer Barkley

Mary Brewer Barkley, a retired school teacher, ventriloquist, and role model without equal on how to best live one’s senior years creatively, died of congestive heart failure on Friday, February 8, 2008, at Goodwin House Hospice in Falls Church. She was 98, just two months shy of 99.

School News and Notes

Linda J. Gammon , the band director at Carson Middle School, displays the Virginia Music Educator of the Year Award she received from the Virginia Music Educators Association. (Photo: Courtesy Linda J. Gammon)

Our Man In Arlington

Last Monday evening, Arlington Democrats joined together once again for their annual Golden Gala at the home of Tom Sawner and Bettina Callaway near Washington-Lee High School.