At the ninth annual Mr. & Ms. Mason pageant held at George Mason High School last Thursday, a number of students underwent the rigorous review from judges to be crowned with their respective titles – with some fun along the way.
Falls Church residents have a big role in next Tuesday’s festivities surrounding the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama, from marching to shooting aerial video, providing floral arrangements and more.
Students Fly Kites as Part Of Unit on Afghanistan Freshmen at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (6560 Braddock Road, Alexandria) traveled to West Potomac Park on Nov. 18 to fly handmade kites as part of a unit on Afghanistan that blends literary, cultural and technological knowledge.
“Nature deficit disorder” is the term used by Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, to describe what he sees as a failure for today’s children: too much time in front of computer screens and not enough time in free play outdoors.
In 2001, David Bianco was at the pinnacle of his career in GLBT journalism. He was the founder of Q Syndicate, a content provider for gay media, and wrote, “Past Out,” a widely distributed GLBT history column. He was also the author of, “Gay Essentials: Facts for Your Queer Brain.”
Falls Church’s Tinner Hill Heritage Foundation folk have the right idea. They’ve decided to morph their annual festival into a weekend-long blues fete, not only to celebrate Afro-American culture and heritage, but to contribute to the economic vitality of Falls Church by drawing crowds from throughout the region.
My Memorial Day weekend began with my six-year-old grandson proclaiming emphatically that “Wolling Thunder” had kept him awake all night. He lives in South Arlington between Glebe Road and Walter Reed Drive, major incoming routes for the tens of thousands of bikers coming in for the Rolling Thunder extravaganza on […]
Falls Church is fortunate to have a very high ranking official serve as Grand Marshal of The City of Falls Church 27th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival presented by Cox, Monday, May 26, and he happens to be a city resident. The Secretary of the United States Army, […]
Since the Shriners’ Kena 500 unit started performing in the Falls Church City Memorial Day Parade, they have been one of its undisputed highlights. Their sleek mini-Corvettes, executing precision maneuvers, combined with their ever-so-stylish fezzes, give them a perfect combination of supreme goofiness and undeniable coolness. It’s impossible to […]