2024-05-26 11:41 AM

Memorial Day 2024 Issue!

Picking Splinters: ‘There’s No Time Like the Present’

I know we’re already a game into the Stanley Cup Playoffs (due to deadlines, the results of Wednesday’s opener against the Rangers were not available), but the lessons from the regular season and last year’s heartbreaking opening series against the Flyers still have plenty of time to be applied.

Our Man in Arlington

I have been rooting through huge amounts of memorabilia for the past several days; four old suitcases and four large boxes to be exact.

Nora’s Garden Comes to Life

On the heels of celebration, just following her 16th birthday on August 11, 2003, Gwynora “Nora” Hemphill was diagnosed with liver cancer. Despite her trials with chemotherapy, multiple surgeries and the weight and hair loss that came with the cancer treatments, Hemphill, a student at George Mason High School at the time, impressively retained a […]

Picking Splinters: Goliath Also Rises

“Davidson beat Georgetown. That's all I have to say.” Those were the words of Davidson's Max Paulhus Gosselin in Monday's Washington Post. Their implication is clear — an underdog toppled a titan. It's a huge story, and probably the biggest thus far in the 2008 NCAA Tournament.

I Consider Chefs To Be … Nonbrewing Peers

ATLANTA — Widely acknowledged for his beermaking skills, Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver recently presented his most ambitious beer to date – Brooklyn Local 1 – a champagnelike, Belgian-style beer that's 100 percent naturally carbonated in cork-finished bottles. But Oliver is also a talented home chef and an expert on pairing beer and food. His […]

Nicholas F. Benton: The Day The Dems Nailed It Down

All the hoopla about last weekend’s lucky date, 7/7/07, luckiest at least since 7/7/77, may qualify it as one of those we’ll remember for awhile, as in, “Do you remember what you were doing that day?” I still remember details of the one 30 years ago, back in the era when Reggie Jackson was slamming […]

Hoover Says Goodbye After 37 Yeas at GMHS

IN THE HALL in front of his English classroom, years of front pages of the George Mason High School newspaper, The Lasso, that Michael Hoover advised have been displayed this spring. Hoover completed a 37-year classroom teaching career at the school by addressing his commencement ceremony last Thursday. (News-Press photo)

As the “big names” of Hollywood actor Ben Affleck and U.S. Senator and presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton headlined graduation ceremonies at neighboring high schools, there was no bigger name in the history of George Mason High School in Falls Church than the man who spoke its commencement last Thursday. English instructor, department head, school newspaper […]

Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report

Important election on Tuesday On Tuesday, June 12, there will be two important elections in the Dranesville and in Providence Districts. Remembering my 1-vote margin in my first race for the House, I know these low-turnout elections can be decided by a few votes, I urge all Democrats living in the two districts to remember […]

The following is excerpted from the speech of Roger Neighborgall slated to be delivered Monday at the Memorial Day observance in front of the Community Center at 11 a.m.

Delegate Scott’s Richmond Report

Fifty Years later In 1957, I was a sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. As a member of the Men’s Glee Club, I spent a fall week touring and singing in Virginia. I remember two things from the end of that trip: attending the Maryland-North Carolina football game and seeing the […]