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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.
WPHS Principal Cliff Hardison died unexpectedly Tuesday. Photo courtesy of FCPS.
Victoria McLeod July 26, 2013 at 11:23 am
Cliff Hardison was one those rare educators who went beyond what was expected of him to go thatRead More extra mile for outside his school's walls to work with the community on projects such as special education students and mentor groups. Employees outside his school who just needed a kind word. He will be so solely missed by all of us.
Jeannine Deem Purdy March 20, 2012 at 11:49 am
So sorry to hear of her passing. Thank you to Cynthia for caring for those in need. Jeannine DeemRead More Purdy
Dawson Nash March 22, 2012 at 02:52 am
Cyndee helped grow the OAR Arlington organization to what it is today and is a part of its goodRead More history. She is to be honored for that and for the good deeds she has done for UCM. I know her son and family are proud of her accomplishments as are those who worked with her. Dawson Nash, former board member of OAR Arlington
Jason Spencer (Editor) March 22, 2012 at 04:44 am
I'm sorry for your loss. And I appreciate you sharing how much Cynthia -- and her legacy -- means toRead More Arlington and the other communities she touched.
Beth Jarvis March 2, 2012 at 04:42 am
Thank you for your service to our country, Mr. Gainer. Thoughts and prayers are with your family.
jania fravel March 2, 2012 at 02:39 pm
Dear Gainer Family, We are so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful individual. As WesleyRead More put it , we truly were "quite smitten" with Grandad Gainer and will miss the opportunities to talk with him. He was such an interesting man. May you have peace and comfort through the reminiscing of time spent with him. The Fravel Family.
Denise 'deni' Gainer April 1, 2012 at 12:19 pm
Uncle Max is an Angel in my life, always.... Thank you, Dee for your persistence in finding me. :)
Bill Bouie December 30, 2011 at 06:42 pm
A great man, who gave all that he had, and wise enough to change with the times. He will be missed.Read More Rest In Peace my friend!!!
Holly Lagasse December 31, 2011 at 04:50 pm
Gil was a dear, dear friend, both personally and professionally. As the Mount Vernon District ParkRead More Authority member, he taught me much about customer service, about listening to all sides, and he demonstrated that it is possible to be kind even when delivering a negative response. As a close friend, he demonstrated his concern for those around him with his patient audience, and gentle smile; with his deference, and very quiet outpouring of assistance. He was a truly unique man with many wonderful stories, and the occasional saucy joke. I believe Gil had a mission to improve the day of everyone he encountered. He touched many lives with his humor, compassion, and boundless good will. He will be deeply missed, and remembered with great love.
Holly Lagasse December 31, 2011 at 04:59 pm
Ms Francis and Ms Bonnie - you are in our prayers. If there is anything at all that you need,Read More please know that there are many people who will be honored to lend a hand.
Debbie Fairbanks August 27, 2011 at 10:42 pm
Jeff loved it when my nine year old son said, Roy Rogers has the best french fries in the world.Read More Debbie and Stanhope Fairbanks
Mark October 1, 2011 at 06:19 am
I have frequented the Woodlawn Roy Rogers alot over the years. I ate their with my wife in July andRead More Jeff Todd was there that day. He could have gotten a low level employee to wash the windows of the building, but he was doing it himself. One could see he took pride in his establishment and was a hands-on owner who seemed a regular guy and probably saw himself that way. I was saddened when I saw the sign at the door of the restaraunt announcing Jeff's passing. God bless his family during this tragic time.
Enoch June 17, 2013 at 08:08 pm
Don't know the man ... I wish I did. I remember being treated so warmly by the manager at theRead More Manchester Lakes Roys ... can't help to think this was a reflection of the owner and what he expected.
Carl Sell August 2, 2011 at 06:21 pm
Jeff and Becky started their family and their legacy here in Rose Hill. He remained a friend to theRead More community and the Franconia Museum. I was fortunate to be able to call him a friend, just as I had his dad. The transition from dad to son as far as community and family spirit is concerned was a marvel to behold. Needles to say, we'll miss him. We pledge our prayers and support for Becky and the children. Carl Sell, president Rose Hill Civic Association
John M August 4, 2011 at 05:57 pm
Thanks Jeff for all of the dedication and love you showed our community and the soldiers at FortRead More Belvoir. Thank you for your service, sir. RIP. Sincerely, John M
keke August 5, 2011 at 02:21 am
I'm a friend of hannah's and i feel awful for her and her family to lose their loved one, and to notRead More have your father to walk down the isle with you when you get married. it's sad. but he was a good man and they always say '' the good die young '' R.I.P Jeff .T. Sincerely, Carmelina .St. and family
Kelly April 9, 2011 at 11:18 am
I am a deployed Soldier from out neighborhood, and was just looking for news from home when I sawRead More this. What a terrible loss. Love and Prayers from Baghdad to all who knew and loved this sweet little boy.
Beth Nelson January 5, 2013 at 07:21 am
Kenny's murderer, Calvin Johnson pleaded guilty to first degree murder and he was sentenced to 40Read More yeats in prison. In 1997 it was recommened to the courts that he be put in prison for life but he was put in a mental health facility and released in 1998. He has an extensive criminal past and spent most of his incarceration time in solitary comfinement. A sad commentary on the way he was dealt with. Kenny should not have been so horribly killed. RIP my dear Kenny.....
Laurie Hirschfeld Zeller December 29, 2010 at 10:20 pm
Thanks, Liz, for this lovely tribute. I remember Ed as the funniest man of our parents' generationRead More whom I had ever met. That legacy certainly lives on in Paul. Wish I could join you all for the service
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