Category Archives: Columns

Chantilly: The hard work of sweet treats

I always wondered how those in the baking profession handle super early mornings. The bubbly team behind Chantilly Patisserie, many of whom arrive around 4 a.m. and clock in 80-hour work weeks, let me in on one of their secrets. Pumping what has become an anthem of sorts, “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor, helps propel […]

Column: July 17: A day to forget

Downing of a passenger jet and invasion of disputed territory; all in one day. We can only hope, as one commentator put it, this is not a Francis Ferdinand day, referring to June 28, 1914, when the Austro-Hungarian Archduke was assassinated in Sarajevo, leading to World War I. If the downed plane was, as announced, […]

Column: A black eye for the NFL

I’ve got to hand it to the NFL. If they were looking for a way to make Ray Rice not look like the biggest bad guy in this whole mess, they’ve succeeded in a major way. By now, everyone is familiar with the Ray Rice incident. In February, while in an Atlantic City casino with […]

Column: Summertime news?

They say the dog days of summer are generally a dead time for sports. Generally, I’d have to agree. With MLB just around its midseason point—and plenty of games still to be played—playoff races don’t really start to heat up until August. With the NBA, NFL and NHL on hiatus, it means there’s generally little […]

Column: Everything’s coming up infrastructure

This summer, activity at Village Hall defies the traditional quiet of past years as we embark on a myriad of infrastructure projects. The Garden Avenue parking lot flood mitigation project is well underway and on schedule. Funded primarily with a grant award from the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, the project involves the construction of […]