“It came without ribbons! It came without tags! It came without packages, boxes, or bags! … then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. “Maybe Christmas… perhaps… means a little bit more.” Each year, during this four-week season of Advent, […]
I recall being hunched over a textbook as I struggled to catch the inflections of the speaker’s voice coming through...
On November 8, millions of Americans went to the polls and cast their ballot for president. Twenty days later, I sit...
Once again, as Falls Church City Council member David Snyder confirmed at Monday’s Falls Church City Council meeting,...
When I was 12 years old, I was a Washington Post paperboy, spending countless pre-dawn hours traipsing my boyhood Arlington neighborhood of Rivercrest. Each house, it seemed in the dark, had its own personality, traits I gleaned from making deliveries and returning once a month to collect fees (back when […]Read more ›
By Nathan Hamme Thanksgiving is a time of contemplation for Americans. It’s a chance to reflect on the truly meaningful things in our lives. Our families. Our friends. And, often, our health. For the nation’s sick and elderly, however, a personal caregiver might be near the top of that list. […]Read more ›
Thanksgiving is a hopeful time for families and friends to share meals and memories. When a family member is missing because of illness or death, a hopeful occasion can be transformed into sadness. Such is the case, especially, for people diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers, ranked […]Read more ›
“Falls Church can set an example of unity, light, and kindness for our children and for the nation,” two young and trend-setting elected officials in the City of Falls Church wrote in a Letter to the Editor in the News-Press last week. “In light of recent events in our country…we […]Read more ›
1968, like this year a politically turbulent one, was also the year a group of us high school kids picketed the Washington Golf and Country Club. This largely forgotten anti-Arlington-establishment protest drew plenty of news coverage. When a half-dozen who marched then recently reunited online to recall the details, we […]Read more ›
Just a week after all the sound and fury of the national presidential election and its ongoing aftermath, an historic meeting of governance took place in the City of Alexandria this Tuesday, bringing together the leading elected officials and top staff members of the City of Falls Church, Arlington County […]Read more ›