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Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

Meet Comedian Jeff Dye

Column: Self-Indulgent or Self-Effacing

After re-reading last week’s column: “Not in the Mood,” I began wondering if that column had strayed beyond the boundaries, so to speak, and was too much about me and not enough about my circumstances.

Self-Indulgent or Self-Effacing

After re-reading last week’s column: “Not in the Mood,” I began wondering if that column had strayed beyond the boundaries, so to speak, and was too much about me and not enough about my circumstances. Certainly I understand, given my column’s recurring theme, that the subjects of me and my circumstances – and the personal stories I share with you regular readers – are basically the same. Still, I never want the content to be considered important because it’s MY life that’s being profiled. Quite the contrary. If the columns were any more about me, you wouldn’t be interested.

Letter: Remembering WW II Planes

Letter to the Editor

Many of us who are "of a certain age" were indulged in some nostalgic reminiscences on May 8, shortly after noon, by the fly-by of 20 or more types of airplanes of World War II vintage over the Potomac River and the National Mall.

Get Creative and Stay Active This Winter

A guide to local activities.

On a sunny day with a high temperature of 60 degrees, it is difficult to imagine that this is the middle of winter. While unseasonably warm days can fade snow-filled memories, there are still several weeks left in the winter season, meaning there is plenty of time to enjoy or retreat from the cold. Even if you’re not a cold-weather enthusiast, a bit of ingenuity and investigation into Alexandria’s cultural and recreational offerings can help anyone stay active this season. Here are three ways to have fun and avoid hibernation.

Board of Elections Seeks Workers

Montgomery County’s Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to manage polling places and provide customer service as an Election Judge on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

Editorial: Merry Christmas

A message of peace and joy.

Merry Christmas. It’s a magical time of year, and perhaps Connection Newspapers has over indulged in displaying the many rituals of Christmas on our pages in the past few weeks. In events around the area, a sense of community has infused holiday parades, Christmas tree lightings, menorah lightings, choral performances, singing of carols and other traditional events with warmth and joy.

Column: Full of Bread Pudding Memories

Mary* has lived all her life in Alexandria; as a child on Madison and West Streets and when she married, she simply “moved around the corner” to Payne Street. As the eldest sibling of eight, Mary fondly remembers family gatherings at home, especially when those gatherings included indulging in her mother’s homemade bread pudding.

Promoting E-ZPass On 495 Express Lanes

495 Express Lanes announced the launch of a three-month car giveaway contest designed to accelerate the adoption of E-ZPass and the new E-ZPass(r) FlexSM among Northern Virginia drivers in anticipation of the Express Lanes opening later this year.

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Celebrating Independence Day and Diversity

City staff and volunteers welcomed campers and parents aboard NJL Flight #2014 by providing a summer camp for participants of all ages and abilities.

Letter: Required Reading

To the Editor

Tom Grubisich's account of the origins of Reston (“How You get from Carnegie Hall to Reston,” Connection, March 30-April 5, 2016) was a wonderfully written, lively piece of work that should be required reading for anyone hoping to enter journalism.

Letter to the Editor: Poorly Serving Constituents

An open letter to U.S. Rep. Don Beyer.

Dear Congressman Beyer: I read that you would not attend the swearing in of our 45th president because you did not want to be part of "legitimizing Trump."

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Memories of Summer

Young adult novel by Shannon Greenland lets readers enjoy the last few moments of summer.

If you are a teen, or a parent of one, longing to indulge in one last burst of summer, you’re in luck: Former McLean author Shannon Greenland recently published “The Summer My Life Began,” a tribute to the long days and many free hours of summer.

Week in Herndon

MOMS Club to Host Egg Hunt

The MOMS Club of Herndon will host its Annual Egg Hunt on Thursday, April 17, from 10 – 11:30 am. at Stanton Park (910 3rd St, Herndon). All Herndon (zip codes 20170 and 20171) stay at home mothers are encouraged to join and meet other at-home mothers. Grab a basket and head over to Annual Egg Hunt with your little one. The kids will scramble around Stanton Park to search for hidden eggs while the moms indulge in complimentary coffee. This event is free and open to all stay at home mothers in the Herndon area.

Week in McLean

Weekly happenings in McLean

News Brief: Election Judges Needed

Montgomery County’s Board of Elections is seeking registered voters to serve as election judges at polling places for the Gubernatorial Primary Election to be held on June 24. In accordance with the Election Code, to serve in this paid position on Election Day or during Early Voting, an election judge must be registered to vote in the State of Maryland. They must also be able to speak, read, and write the English language, and while acting as a judge must not hold, or be a candidate for, public or party office. In addition, election judges may not serve as a campaign manager for a candidate or as treasurer for any campaign financial entity.

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Preventing Holiday Weight Gain

Nutritionists say merriment doesn’t have to lead to bulge.

Festive holidays are filled with sweet treats from eggnog and cider to fruitcake and chocolate bonbons.

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