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Mary Brewer Barkley of Falls Church Dies at 98
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.
Northern Virginia Men Set Sights On St. Paul Skating Championship
The senior men’s event at the 2008 Eastern Figure Skating Championships looked like a Washington, D.C.-area get together. Tommy Steenberg of Annandale claimed the gold, Parker Pennington of Fairfax the silver and perennial competitor Derrick Delmore of Alexandria the bronze. With the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships taking place in […]
Press Pass: Devon Sproule and Paul Curreri
Over the breadth of history, love has presented itself in a variety of ways. Paul Curreri’s introduction into the life of Devon Sproule, however, may be completely unique.
Nicholas F. Benton: Hell Hath No Fury
While, admittedly, the brief 60-year retrospective on the history of NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Nov. 18 was a genuine tour de force, sometimes watching the Sunday morning blab shows can be downright depressing. It is often evidence of a painful disconnect between Washington’s insiders and the real grass roots […]
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.
“The Future of the Falls Church City Center” is the topic of Round Two of “Deliberation Days” in F.C., with a session slated for tonight at 7 p.m. and repeated Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the M. E. Henderson Middle School. The “Deliberation Days,” co-sponsored locally by the F.C. […]
Longtime F.C. Activist Marge Zitzmann Dies
On Wednesday, August 15, 2007, Margaret (Marge) Zitzmann died after a long bout with cancer. Marge had been a long-time activist in the City of Falls Church.
New Vienna Music School Features a Prerequisite of Rock and Roll On July 9, the Northern Virginia branch of the Paul Green School of Rock Music opened its doors to aspiring rock and roll stars. Like the 2003 movie “School of Rock,” starring Jack Black, which was inspired by […]
F.C. Chamber Celebrates 60th Year
THE GREATER FALLS CHURCH Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 60th anniversary at its annual gala that drew over 180 to the Clarendon Ballroom last Saturday night. Barbara Cram and Bob Wildon (left) won the Pillar of the Community and Shreve Awards, respectively, Paul Barkley won a Chamber Appreciation Award and […]