Happy New Year! If holiday card sentiments are accurate, everyone is happy to see 2020 fade into history, and they hold great hopes for 2021.
The fate of the 19th-century Febrey-Lothrop House — targeted by homebuilders eying a rare green expanse at Wilson Blvd. and N. McKinley — has spawned a preservation dust-up.
“And let’s celebrate the goodness we see in each other. It is everywhere, if we open our eyes. And can be everywhere, if we remember to build respect and kindness into every interaction we have…Happy New Year!”
Even though, thank heavens, it looks more and more likely that Donald Trump will be escorted from the White House in the next couple of weeks, the unspeakable horrors his tenure there has inflicted on us all is just now unleashing its worst.
Virginia’s dark history as the seat of the Confederacy is well-known and well-documented; Fairfax County’s role in the conflict is lesser known, but Confederate names linger in street and place designations.
Growing up near Chain Bridge in the Rivercrest neighborhood, I grew accustomed to missing key lines of dialog in TV shows because a noisy airplane roared above the nearby Potomac.
“Four-year university paths are perfect for some, but not for everyone. It is time we re-examined our collective societal perspective on the role community colleges play and should play in our educational hierarchy.”
Who knew a year ago at this time what we’d be going through with the Covid-19 pandemic and the continued devolution of Trump and the GOP?
It’s Christmastime, a holy time for some faiths, but a special time to celebrate the spirit of the season, regardless of creed or belief.
Arlington House, the two-century-old Greek Revival home on the Potomac built in tribute to the father of the country, is the source of our county’s name.