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Winter. Dead. (Patch photo by Todd Richissin, who danced on the grave.)
Arva Larva March 21, 2014 at 10:21 am
Nice article and fun facts. Not sure what forecast you're looking at, though. Mine says snow TuesdayRead More night!
Todd Richissin (Editor) March 21, 2014 at 11:02 am
Spring snow, Arva! The old man's dead. Or so I wish. " (We'll consider Tuesday's chance of snowRead More showers a brief evil side of spring.)"
Davin Peterson March 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm
It may be spring, but there is a chance of snow Tuesday night into Wednesday of next week.
Vola Lawson at the 2011 Del Ray Halloween Parade. (Patch file photo)
Larry Grossman December 12, 2013 at 08:14 am
When you think of Vola Lawson and Lois Walker, who have now both passed away within months of oneRead More another, you recognize the enormous contribution women have made as civic leaders dedicated to making Alexandria a better and just place to live for all.
Pete December 12, 2013 at 10:59 pm
What a life well lived.
Joseph Pettiford, Jr. December 19, 2013 at 08:56 pm
I had the pleasure of returning to the City of Alexandria shortly after working in the real estateRead More business and had an opportunity to give back community service to the city that raised me. I was hired by Beverly Steele (then Housing Director and later Deputy City Manager) and that’s where I cut my teeth learning Planning, Housing and Economic Development through Vola and Beverly’s mentorship. They introduced me to that talented body of City employees that transformed a City and a way doing business for community. Vola's top notch planning team (Larry Grossman & Van Slaymaker and many more) help teach me more than just the economics of building a community, but how to invest oneself into the social fabric of the communities that make up a City. Vola was a leader you could respect because she walked and talked the principles she believed in. I will miss Vola very much, but look forward to seeing her in the next life beyond today. Joseph B. Pettiford, Jr. & Family
Nathaniel Wenger March 19, 2013 at 01:42 pm
A brain tumor is that what impaired your ability to teach the importance of wengerocracy to makeRead More sure a genocide never happens again?