Alexandria Letter: Of Times Past

Letter to the Editor

In August 2016 a friend of mine Joy Peeler of Longwood, Fla. was visiting my husband and I in Hendersonville, N.C. Joy elected to accompany me to Rochelle, Va. to attend my Aunt Elizabeth Fisher’s 95th birthday on her farm.

Mount Vernon Column: Plan for Upgrading Utilities on Richmond Highway Now


Richmond Highway revitalization is a hot topic in Fairfax and Prince William counties.

Column: Homemade Stew

Commentary – Rebuilding Together Alexandria

When you walk in the front door there is the familiar smell of a special stew, made with honey, warming on the stove. Sixty-eight-year-old Stan has lived in his home near the Braddock Metro neighborhood his entire life; he was actually born in it.

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Column: Alexandria’s Poetry Fence

Poetry Conversations

Some fences enclose, some simply stand without evident function. Some fences provide protection, privacy, or announce a boundary. Renee Adams shows us that indeed good fences make good neighbors.

Patriotic Spending: Investing in Community

Commentary – ACT for Alexandria

We often align spending based on our personal interests and well-being, without necessarily thinking about impacting our community. That’s where patriotic spending come into play. Patriotic spending is the utilization of personal assets to benefit our community, cities, and inevitably our country. What it means to spend patriotically is to focus expendable income in a way that directly influences and benefits our country.

Letter: LuAnn Bennett: Result-oriented

Letter to the Editor

Let me introduce LuAnn Bennett, Democrat running against Barbara Comstock to represent us in the 10th District.

Letter: Comstock’s Record of Accomplishments

Letter to the Editor

Now that the campaign season has kicked off and both candidates in the 10th District have ads running on TV – it’s very helpful to compare the stark differences.

Letter: LuAnn Bennett on the Issues

Letter to the Editor

Padraic Buckley's letter in the September 14-20 edition of the McLean Connection ("Why Comstock?") repeated, almost word for word, the attack on LuAnn Bennett appearing in his Sept. 15 letter in the Sun Gazette newspaper. Leaving aside Mr. Buckley's unseemly personal remarks about Bennett (which should have no place in an election campaign), I take issue with two statements he made in his letters.

Letter: Reasons to Vote For LuAnn Bennett

Letter to the Editor

Padraic Buckley’s letter asks “Why Comstock? ” (Connection, September 14-20, 2016). Yet the letter fails to make the case. There are many reasons to vote for Comstock’s opponent in the 10th District.

Column: Way to Go, Vienna!


Once again Vienna has achieved positive national recognition. On Aug, 24, the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) certified Vienna as a community wildlife habitat, While the process usually takes 2-5 years, Vienna met – in fact, exceeded – certification requirements in less than 10 months.

Arlington Letter: Investment in Children

Letter to the Editor

Our children are our future and as they head back to school this fall, we should reflect on the future of our Commonwealth.

Fairfax Raises $521,509 for MDA

Letter to the Editor

For over 30 years, during Labor Day Weekend, the men and women of the Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department, in conjunction with the Fairfax County Professional FireFighters and Paramedics - IAFF Local 2068 and the personnel in the Department of Public Safety Communications, have collected for the Greater Washington Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) during the Fill the Boot Campaign.

Mount Vernon Letter: Meals Tax Effects

Letter to the Editor

Last week, I received in the mail a brochure signed by all members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors that concerns the referendum to appear on the Nov. 8 ballot asking taxpayers and voters whether or not they approve adding a meals tax to the list of taxes we already pay.

Mount Vernon Letter: Meals Tax: Missing Items on This Menu

Letter to the Editor

It’s good to be the King, especially when you can manipulate the message and censor opposing points of view to an entire county on a major referendum issue.

MOunt Vernon Column: Need To Raise Minimum Wage


Over the last several weeks, our area college students have returned to school to resume their studies for the fall semester. I know that their parents are very proud of them as are we all.