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Editorial: Open Letter to Elected Officials and Candidates

Spend some of your campaign dollars in newspapers.

Here at the Connection, our email boxes are filling up with messages from people running for office. It’s not surprising, since in November, virtually every state and local office in the commonwealth is on the ballot.

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Potomac Mourns Two Wootton Graduates

Alexander Murk and Calvin Jia-Xing Li, who just graduated from Wootton, dead in Potomac crash.

Alexander Murk and Calvin Jia-Xing Li were both 18, rear-seat passengers who died in the single car accident on Thursday evening, June 25.

Arlington Brief: Greenbrier Learning Center To Move

Greenbrier Learning Center, an Arlington nonprofit that provides after school and summer tutoring and enrichment programs for local at-risk and low-income youth, will be moving to a new location at the recently renovated Arlington Mill Community and Senior Center.

Potomac: Call for Pet Almanac Photos

The Pet Almanac, a twice-yearly special edition, will publish on July 22, and photos and stories of residents’ pets should be submitted by July 15.

Arlington Brief: Parkway Repairs Underway

The National Park Service has begun repairs on the George Washington Memorial Parkway from I-395 to the Reagan National Airport in both north and south bound lanes. The work includes associated ramps to the 14th Street Bridge, off and onto the parkway. Lane closures are expected to cause traffic delays.

Arlington Brief: Coalition Honors 87 African and African-American Students

The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs honored 87 African and African-American students in its 23rd Annual Awards Ceremony in April at the Career Center. The Civic Coalition for Minority Affairs is a council of representatives from civic, religious and social organizations of Northern Virginia. Committed to excellence in education, the group endeavors to foster high academic achievement through its annual awards ceremony honoring high achieving African and African-American students in 5th, 8th and 11th grades.

Potomac: Cat Rescued From 80 Feet Up

Who to call when a cat is 80 feet up a tree? Not even the fire department can reach that high.

While many people in Potomac woke up to Saturday morning's heavy rains worrying about their trees, Jody Irving was worried about her cat, Kahleesi, who had spent the night at least 80 feet up in a tree.

Arlington Brief: County Board Requests Redskins Name Change

The Arlington County Board May 19 adopted a resolution calling on the owners of the Redskins to change a team name that the board said is “objectionable to many Americans, Virginians and Arlingtonians,” saying that the team could have a brand new start as it is welcomed into the Commonwealth.

Potomac Brief: Two Begin New Terms on Planning Board

The Montgomery County Planning Board, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), reinstated Casey Anderson (D) as Planning Board Chair and Norman Dreyfuss (R) as a member of the Board.

Brief: Arlington Board Honors Outstanding Volunteers

The Arlington County Board honored six individuals and one team on May 19 for their outstanding volunteer service to our community.

Potomac Brief: Holiday Schedule for Independence Day

Montgomery County government will observe the following holiday schedule for Independence Day on Friday, July 3 (observed):

Arlington Brief: Capitals Beard-A-Thon Raises More Than $33,700

Capitals fans raised more than $33,700 for the American Special Hockey Association (ASHA) by participating in the team’s Beard-A-Thon initiative during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Potomac Brief: C&O Canal Handbook Re-released

The revised Chesapeake and Ohio Canal Official National Park Handbook has been re-released.

Perlis Elected President of Potomac Community Village

Barry Perlis, who was named Potomac Citizen of the Year in October by the Potomac Chamber of Commerce, was elected president of local nonprofit Potomac Community Village (PCV) in June.

Centre View: Local Seniors Named Apple Scholars

Graduating seniors Stephanie Dugan of Chantilly High School and Jose Orellana Martinez of Mountain View High School were honored as Apple Scholars by the Apple Federal Credit Union.

Centre View: Police Inspection Targets Commercial Trucks

Motor Carrier Safety Officers recently conducted a commercial-truck inspection at E.C. Lawrence Park in Centreville.

Centre View: Angel Fund Receives $10,000

During the June 13 Remembrance Cabaret for Westfield High grad/Virginia Tech victim Reema Samaha, New York Life presented a $10,000 grant to Angel Fund.

Letter: Celebrating Marriage Equality

Today, we rejoice in the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the federal right of same sex partners to legal marriage in the cases of Obergefell v. Hodges, Tanco v. Haslam, DeBoer v. Snyder, Bourke v. Beshear.

Letter: 4th of July Safety

Letter to the Editor

As Fourth of July approaches, I wanted to share some important safety information.

Crafters And Re-enactors Visit Colvin Run Mill

Great Falls Parks prepare summer activities

On Sunday, June 7 Colvin Run Mill Historic Site was active with several events at the historic park. Colvin Run Mill was in action with grain grinding demonstrations, and visitors could see millers turn corn into meal and grits, or wheat into flour using the now restored, water-powered grist mill.