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Letter: School Budget: Different Perspective

Letter to the Editor

"Challenging discussion on the Fairfax County FY 2015 Budget" is another attendee’s perspective on the Lee District Feb. 26 meeting at which the FCPS and Fairfax County budgets were presented.

Letter: Prohibit Fracking

Letter to the Editor

In "Residents Concerned About ‘Fracking in Our Backyard’" (Connection, April 3-9, 2014), readers may wonder how pollutants entering the Potomac River 200 miles upstream in the George Washington National Forest could still be toxic in Fairfax County.

Is WarnerCare Here?

To the Editor: Several weeks back, Fred Siskind of McLean attempted to defend a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) - Medical Devices Excise Tax [“Incorrect Assertion,” The Reston Connection, March 19-25, 2014]. Unfortunately, Mr. Siskind did not go far enough in his research.

Pass a Clean Budget

To the Editor: “Greetings Leverage. The Governor and 22 Senators use this degrading term to describe all public school teachers, sheriffs deputies, state agencies, and counties who depend on the funds included in a clean state budget. In short, you are hostages. The Governor, elected by a slim margin last November, a state Senator elected by a mere 12 votes, and another Senator who’s residence is in question all claim the right to rule as they see fit carefully ignoring the fact the two out of every three Virginians question the wisdom of implementing a demonstrated train wreck.

Editorial: Celebrate Earth Day

Get outside with your family, participate in group activities, or just walk in your favorite park.

Earth Day is April 22, observed April 19-27 and beyond. Fairfax County offers many useful and educational ways to enjoy the day. Don’t miss the chance to get outside, observe the developing spring weather, flora and fauna. Here are some of the opportunities:

Dying of Curiosity

As I was completing last week’s column ("I Thought I Was a Goner") and thanking my oncology nurse, Ron, in the process, for the excellent care he has provided me for nearly five years now; a week after I wrote a column thanking my Certified Holistic Health Coach, Rebecca Nenner, for the health and fitness-type knowledge she has given me over those same five years; it dawned on me that perhaps my subconscious mind knew something that my conscious mind didn’t: that I should move closer to the undertaker like Radar’s Uncle Ernest did two days before he died, in the M*A*S*H episode titled "Novacaine Mutiny" from season four.

Letter to the Editor: City Should Clean Up Its Mess

To the Editor: The city lays claim to ownership of King Street Park at the foot of King Street. This past Sunday (April 13), the park was a trash-strewn disgrace, with trash overflowing from the can and being blown about the entire park and into the river.

Letter to the Editor: Sharing about Bullying

To The Editor: Often one may have a brief conversation with his or her neighbors and sometimes the conversation leaves one with a question of what to do. And that’s an issue I find myself facing.

Letter to the Editor: Keep Engine 204 Staff in Place

I live in the North end of Old Town amid a mix of old rowhouses, newer (1979) built townhouses, new townhouses (Old Town Commons), all of Old Town Greens and Potomac Greens north of Slater’s Lane, a few high rises and many new rental apartment buildings. We are a densely populated part of the city.

Opinion: Celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22, observed April 19-27 and beyond. The City of Alexandria offers many useful and educational ways to enjoy the day.

Health and Fitness Fair for Seniors

Now that it is finally Spring and the weather is warming up, it’s time to get out and start moving. The April 23 Speaker Series is just the place to be. This month SSA is cosponsoring its April Speaker Series on “The 5 Senses and Aging/Health & Fitness Fair,” with Inova Alexandria Hospital and Alexandria’s Successful Aging Committee. It’s taking place from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria.

Column: Health and Fitness Fair for Seniors

Now that it is finally Spring and the weather is warming up, it’s time to get out and start moving. The April 23 Speaker Series is just the place to be. This month SSA is cosponsoring its April Speaker Series on “The 5 Senses and Aging/Health & Fitness Fair,” with Inova Alexandria Hospital and Alexandria’s Successful Aging Committee. It’s taking place from 9:30 a.m. – noon at the Lee Center, 1108 Jefferson Street, Alexandria.

Commentary:Rebuilding for Safety

To the Editor: With limited vision and hearing, Ginny* worries about tripping in the home that she’s lived in for more 74 years. Esther, a 93-year-old with heart disease, needs handrails to hold on to for safety. John, a 71-year old whose roof caved in during the earthquake, could use a variety of repairs including better lighting since he can’t see well.

Commentary: Rebuilding for Safety

To the Editor: With limited vision and hearing, Ginny* worries about tripping in the home that she’s lived in for more 74 years. Esther, a 93-year-old with heart disease, needs handrails to hold on to for safety. John, a 71-year old whose roof caved in during the earthquake, could use a variety of repairs including better lighting since he can’t see well.

Letter: Many Changes In Compromise

The April 10 article ["Commission Approves EnviroSolutions Application," Mount Vernon Gazette] on the Planning Commission’s vote to recommend approval of the EnviroSolutions proposal to continue construction debris landfill operations and create a green energy park offers a confusing inconsistency.