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Arlington Commentary: Giving Thanks for Anti-Hunger Programs

Working to keep children fed.

When I was a kid, Thanksgiving meant stuffing myself beyond the point of comfort, flitting gleefully between turkey, casseroles, sweet potatoes, dinner rolls, and of course pie. The object was to eat to the point of needing to loosen the belt, and then wait a few hours until there was room to start all over again with leftovers.

Letter to the Editor Mount Vernon:For All Those Who Believe

In the Nov. 13-19 publication of The Gazette, Rocky Curtis, in a letter to the editor, extolled the goodness of Tom (a.k.a. Santa) Bailey and indicated that with a neighbor, Wendy Kilpatrick, will miss Tom.

Letter to the Editor Mount Vernon: Help Disadvantaged Students

I found it very interesting that the Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC) [“Only Excellence Is Good Enough,” www.connectionnewspapers.com] is working so closely with the public school system and the community in an effort for bettering the academic successes and potential of minority students.

Letter to the Editor Mount Vernon: Supervisors Lack Transparency

I have grown frustrated with the lack of transparency of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors concerning the manner by which they vote upon prospective appointees to the various county boards, authorities and commissions.

Editorial: Why Does Alexandria Celebrate Birthday of George Washington?

Generations of Americans from every corner of this country revere George Washington as the Father of his Country.

Letter to the Editor: Help Disadvantaged Students

To the Editor: I found it very interesting that the Chantilly Pyramid Minority Student Achievement Committee (CPMSAC) [“Only Excellence Is Good Enough,” Nov. 13] is working so closely with the public school system and the community in an effort for bettering the academic successes and potential of minority students.

Editorial: Why Shop Small? Shop Large Locally

Small business Saturday isn’t enough; don’t wait until then, and don’t stop after that.

There is a joy to shopping in local stores at the holidays, to participating in community traditions and celebrations, to walking along a sidewalk with the streets decked out for the holidays, to being greeted by someone likely to be the owner of the store, to finding gifts that are not mass-produced.

Arlington Letter: Helping Those In Need

I recently read an opinion article on helping those in need during the week of Thanksgiving.

Letter to the Editor: Refreshing, Conscientious Election Coverage

To the Editor: In an area like ours, where national news usually stands at the forefront and many readers turn to national news outlets for the bulk of their election coverage, it is a source of great pride and inspiration to see the Great Falls Connection provide such outstanding coverage.

Arlington Opinion: Why Shop Small? Shop Large Locally

Small business Saturday isn’t enough; don’t wait until then, and don’t stop after that.

There is a joy to shopping in local stores at the holidays, to participating in community traditions and celebrations, to walking along a sidewalk with the streets decked out for the holidays, to being greeting by someone likely to be the owner of the store, to finding gifts that are not mass-produced.

Letter to the Editor: Raising Awareness of Domestic Abuse

To the Editor: I appreciate your coverage on the work that Shelter House is doing in the Reston community and elsewhere. Domestic violence is a very serious issue that doesn’t seem to receive enough attention for how widespread of an issue it is.

Commentary: Resources and Support for the Caregiver

If you have ever been in the position of providing ongoing, long-term care for a loved one, you are very familiar with the sacrifices involved. You should also know that you are not alone. Whether it is a result of illness, disability, or injury, 39 percent of all adult Americans are caring for an older loved one - an increase from 30 percent in 2010.

Letter to the Editor: Overseeing Construction

At the behest of its citizens, Alexandria decided to appoint an “Ad-Hoc Monitoring Group for Waterfront Construction.”

Letter to the Editor: Actions Speak Louder Than Words

The Alexandria Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (BPAC) is acting to improve safety across the city, with a recent focus in Old Town.

Letter to the Editor: Sports over Scholarship?

Who wouldn’t like to look around at their finances and find a loose $545,000 floating around? The Alexandria School Board did recently and was delighted to spend it right away — not on children’s education — but on tennis courts. I am not sure the taxpayers of Alexandria should be so happy about this “lucky find.