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Alexandria Column: Thanks to Summer Volunteers

Commentary–Senior Services of Alexandria

Despite the heat, Senior Services of Alexandria’s volunteers are out serving the community by delivering Meals on Wheels and Groceries to Go; seeing seniors every week for friendly visits; and delivering free pet food for animals of seniors in need through our “Animeals” program.

From Old Town Boutique District: Not Gone on Vacation Yet?

Tips on how to pack for a last minute stress free getaway.

Look at the calendar, folks. We’re halfway through August and sadly, summer is winding down.

Editorial – Election 2016: Much at Stake Nationally, Locally

Possible record turnout should motivate more early voting.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and in some ways that seems like it can’t possibly come soon enough.

Great Falls Letter: Zika Virus, No Problem!

Letter to the Editor

Representative Connolly’s commentary about the Zika threat [The Connection, August 10-16, 2016] is a perfect example of why we are fed up with career politicians.

Mount Vernon Letter: Focus on Education

Letter to the Editor

I am writing to compliment the Mount Vernon Gazette for publishing Tim Peterson’s very informative article on the situation concerning J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church (“First Step on Re-Naming School,” Aug. 4).

Mount Vernon Column: Legislature Needs to Examine UVA’s Cash Reserve


In July, it was revealed that the University of Virginia had managed to retain over $2 billion of excess revenues — exclusive of their $5 billion endowment maintained by their foundation. An outgoing member of the Board of Visitors called it a “slush fund.”

Mount Vernon: A Musing

My father, a gifted church organist/choirmaster, loved making pun-based jokes. He specialized in first-syllable reversals, swapping first letters to create a joke. For instance, he might suggest that we go to a restaurant over looking the Ratomac Piver (sigh).

Alexandria Letter: Keep Jefferson Davis Highway

Letter to the Editor

As an Alexandria citizen (who hails originally from Chicago and believes in Lincoln’s malice toward none sentiments about the war), and a long-serving soldier and a Civil War historian, I want to add some historical perspective toward the importance of the eternal memorial of our Civil War history around Alexandria.

Alexandria Letter: A More Business Friendly City

Letter to the Editor

At almost every ribbon cutting we attend, we hear from business owners about the challenges they faced in getting their doors open.

Alexandria Letter: Not Very Surprising

Letter to the Editor

So, the Robinson's Terminal developer cannot see making money building his hotel despite all the concessions he got from the city.

Alexandria Column: Spreading Love and Lifts

Commentary–Rebuilding Together Alexandria

Carole’s father suffered from a neuromuscular disease and was living alone in his three-story Alexandria home.

Alexandria Mentor of the Month

Through Children’s Eyes

In early 2015, we were matched with Angie and Jeremy through Wright to Read. We had no idea what an adventure we had signed up for.

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Alexandria Column: Squad of Volunteers Arrives with a Vroom


The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria (AWLA) welcomes all kinds of volunteer help, but some assistance arrives with extra fanfare.

Column: Solar Coming to Reston—At Last?

Independent Progressive

Do you ever wonder why there seem to be almost no solar panels in Reston? You’d think that this generally progressive planned community inspired by visionary Robert Simon would in fact be a leader in using solar technology.

Column: Slow but Steady Course of Human Rights


Ratification of the Equal Rights Amendment [ERA] was already being hotly debated in the Virginia General Assembly when I became a member of the House of Delegates in 1978.