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.
Impressed by some major improvements in architectural design, the Falls Church City Council demonstrated a strong informal consensus for approving a new Hilton Garden Inn Hotel, which local developer Robert Young wants to build in the 700 block of W. Broad St.
A recent study by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) commissioned by the Virginia General Assembly revealed that the foreign-born popula-tion in Virginia increased significantly between 1990 and 2000. The study also pointed out that more than 80 percent of the state’s foreign-born population is here legally. Of […]
November 1 – 7, 2007
Last week, I wrote about Warren “Dr. Blog” Throckmorton an unlicensed psychologist from a small Christian school in Pennsylvania. He has written no books, produced no noteworthy studies and his main claim to fame is his online diary, where he kvetches about real researchers who have actually stepped foot in […]
Brief tidbits of news from the Greater Falls Church area concerning govermental issues, including: Thorpe Asks Council to Mull New School Budget Policy Falls Church City Attorney Roy Thorpe Monday proposed to the F.C. City Council that it consider a charter change that would have a profound impact on how […]
A weighty new study released last week suggested that if you can’t make your podgy friends purge, you might have to purge your podgy friends. Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Nicholas A. Christakis reported in the New England Journal of Medicine that having a portly pal increased a person’s chances of […]
During the past week, dozens of stories have appeared in the world’s press commenting on the National Petroleum Council’s new report entitled “Facing the Hard Truths about Energy — A comprehensive view to 2030 of global oil and natural gas.” This report is deemed important because it represents the official […]
Right on cue, as the Falls Church City Council mulls committing $2 million toward affordable housing in its new budget, the final report of a City-commissioned study presented this Monday urged a more aggressive approach to tackle the issue.
Anticipating the need for some big changes over the next half-dozen years, both City Hall and the School Board in Falls Church are looking to set aside generous funds for future studies in the next fiscal year budget. But, as City Manager Wyatt Shields said this week, a “blue skies” […]