There’s good news and bad news about the war in Iraq as it reaches a critical turning point with the end of the so-called military surge that brought an additional 30,000 troops to Iraq 18 months ago, and as the war becomes a key issue in the U.S. presidential campaign.
Falls Church is fortunate to have a very high ranking official serve as Grand Marshal of The City of Falls Church 27th Annual Memorial Day Parade and Festival presented by Cox, Monday, May 26, and he happens to be a city resident. The Secretary of the United States Army, […]
Tenor Robert Petillo’s Busy Schedule Keeps F.C. Resident Singing Happy Tune Fifty-two-year-old Robert Petillo has performed operas, arias, passions, choral pieces and just about any other vocal musical arrangement you can think of. In fact, virtually any local concert featuring classical music or musicians likely has Robert Petillo’s name attached […]
WASHINGTON — President Bush should stop worrying about his legacy. It’s already established. By his deeds you shall know him; preemptive war, torture and wiretapping, for starters.
The fifth anniversary of the beginning of the war in Iraq is upon us. In that time, we’ve lost nearly 4,000 brave soldiers, spent over $500 billion and our military has experienced a deterioration of readiness, equipment and recruitment standards not seen since the end of the Vietnam War.
Frances Webster Darby Loikow, 96, a 57-year resident of Falls Church, Virginia, before recently moving to Washington, D.C., died peacefully of heart failure on Wednesday, August 1, 2007, at Sibley Hospital, Washington, D.C. Mrs. Loikow served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps during World War […]
An “arrival ceremony” will be held at Ft. Myer, Virginia, Thursday, Aug. 30 at 9 a.m. in honor of the Hon. Pete Geren, appointed the 20th U.S. Secretary of the Army. Geren, a former U.S. congressman from Texas for four terms, has been a resident of the City of Falls […]
There was once a time when Charlie Bernardo stood upon the precipice of a recording contract. The offers were there, lucrative ones at that, all he had to do was say “yes.” But something didn’t feel right for Bernardo, the seventh of 10 children born to Cuban parents who immigrated […]
Cpl. Jonathan Winterbottom, a Class of 2003 graduate of Falls Church High School, was killed in Iraq May 23 when a roadside bomb exploded near the vehicle in which he was riding. Winterbottom was 21 years old.
The City of Falls Church went into federal court in Alexandria today (Thurs., Feb. 22) to seek an injunction against what it calls “a declared intent and concerted efforts” by the Fairfax County Water Authority to customers located within the designated boundaries established as Falls Church Water System territory.