As the scouts say, “Always be ready”! This simple phrase can apply to the many aspects of life. Life is unpredictable, and so are emergencies.
Children with life-threatening illnesses that receive health care through Medicaid often rely on the emergency room for basic treatment.
Benjamin Franklin, in a 1789 letter to a friend, wrote that “in this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” With apologies to Mr. Franklin, I think we need to add “weather,” at least in Virginia! With winter upon us, and tax season about to begin, perhaps the following […]
Last week, President Bush vetoed the popular, bipartisan, state-federal Children’s Health Insurance Program known as SCHIP; legislation that would provide 10 million low income children – 211,000 in the Commonwealth – access to government financed, private health insurance. The President’s reasoning? He claims the bill is too expensive.
Civic engagement is alive and well in Mason District. Community picnics and neighborhood events bring out the best in our county, as new and long-time residents alike share meals and experiences. One young father told me how much he enjoys living in Fairfax County, with its great park system and […]
Twenty-five men and women — young, eager, and well-trained – gathered in the well of the Board auditorium Friday night to receive recognition that relatively few in our community attain – their firefighter’s helmet. As the 120th Firefighter Recruit School graduates marched to their seats, retiring Fairfax County Fire Chief […]
The week between Christmas and New Year’s follows no particular routine. People take the week off to spend time with family or travel on a winter vacation. Workers take vacation time now because, if they don’t use their earned leave, they will lose it. Schools are closed at every level, […]
A group from the Arlington Learning in Retirement Institute recently toured the Arlington Career Center on Walter Read Drive in South Arlington, topped off with a spaghetti and salad luncheon prepared by the center’s culinary arts students.. It was a great experience – including the food!
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