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Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Pete Snyder, Visits with Greenspring Republican Club

Lieutenant Governor Candidate, Pete Snyder, Visits with Greenspring Republican Club

 

Last year, the Greenspring Republican Club hosted Pete Snyder as the Chairman of the Virginia Victory 2012 campaign, a coordinated campaign in support of Republican candidates across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  On February 5, Snyder was invited again to speak to the Greenspring Republican Club, but this time as a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. 

Snyder focused the discussion at Greenspring on what he calls his three “Big Ideas”:

1)      Education Reform

2)      Ending Runaway Government Spending

3)      Firing Up Virginia’s Economy

Snyder strongly encouraged anyone who supports his campaign and believes in his initiatives to join him at the Republican Party of Virginia’s state convention in May, where the 2013 statewide GOP nominees will be selected.

Va. Seniors Get A Visit From George Allen

Va. Seniors Get A Visit From George Allen

The residents of Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Va. got a special visit this morning when George Allen, Republican Senate nominee in Virginia, paid them a visit on Tuesday.

The stop is part of his Virginia Voices tour. During his visit, Allen listened to the ideas, concerns and views the retirement community ha s about Washington.

Some of the concerns expressed were: less access to doctors under Medicare, living on a fixed income in this economy, and energy costs that drive up fuel and food costs. 

“This election is important to me because I’m worried about the direction of our country and what kind of America my grandchildren will inherit,” said Thomas P. Harrison, resident at Greenspring.

Allen’s visit to Greenspring Retirement Community is one of many meetings with seniors whose voices are not being heard in Washington, according to a press release.

FINALLY, A POSITIVE CAMPAIGN AD?...OOPS, IT'S FOR 2016

Although born and bred in upstate New York, I have lived in Northern Virginia for 31 years. This election cycle, the Commonwealth is a battleground in the Presidential race, and by virtue of anticipated coattails, negative or positive, in the Senatorial one as well. For what seems like an eternity, residents have endured increasingly nasty TV ads, and it isn't even post convention, post Labor Day!  Candidates have been crisscrossing the state in attack dog mode, spewing gall and gaffes, attempting to drum up support. I want to buy earplugs.

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Alexandria Seaport Foundation receives $50K grant at Economic Club event with guest Warren Buffett

Buffett and David Rubenstein, The Economic Club of Washington, DC's President, are among business leaders at 25th anniversary celebration on June 5th where 10 community organizations, including the Alexandria Seaport Foundation, received a total of $500,000 in grants

The Alexandria Seaport Foundation (ASF), which offers disadvantaged youth and young adults a paid, work-based apprentice program in boat building that prepares participants for careers in the building trades, received a $50,000 grant from The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. at its 25th anniversary on June 5th at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park.

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

WHS Alumni Update: June 8, 2012

Mocha
One-year-old foster pup Mocha found a forever home this week! We are so grateful to Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. and his DC staff, our first official Congressional foster office, for taking great care of Mocha and supporting our mission. We love our incredible growing team of life-saving foster volunteers!

Tom, formerly Pie
“Last summer I helped cat Pie find an adoptive family in College Park, MD. They have renamed him Tom because he looks like the 'Tom' in Tom and Jerry.  Pie quickly became friends with the couple's dog Sydney, and here are the two of them lying together on the bed.”
-Ann Curtsinger, WHS Foster Volunteer

Spiro
Spiro, a New York Avenue adoption center alumni, joined a recent PACK run!

Gretel

Congressman Connolly Speaks on Issues from Healthcare Reform to Foreign Relations at Greenspring

Congressman Connolly Speaks on Issues from Healthcare Reform to Foreign Relations at Greenspring

U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA-11) spoke to residents at Greenspring retirement community on March 15 on a variety of topics including U.S. relations with Syria, retiring Senator Jim Webb's Senate seat, healthcare reform, and the economic recovery.

According to Rep. Connolly, this visit marked his 12th town hall at the retirement community.