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The divide in this Country between Republicans and Democrats is widening to a point where I don't see the divisions healing.  The police were called to my neighborhood this morning because political signs for the McCain/Palin campaign are disappearing as quick as they come up.  Nice passive-aggre...
Barack Obama will be in Leesburg, VA on October 22nd at Ida Lee Park, Festival Field.  The address is 50 Ida Lee Drive, NW in Leesburg, VA.  Event starts at 5:30pm, but gates open at 3pm.  Space is limited.  No tickets required.  Event is free. If you would like to RSVP ahead of time you may do s...
Every time my father took me to church as a child, we drove through a neighborhood in Fairfax that had a special traffic sign.  It simply said:  DEAF CHILD IN AREA. In my capacity as a Home Owners Association President, I have been asked to provide such signs for disabled children.  One particula...
If you are a resident of a Braemar, make sure you clean out your closet of any coats that you don't wear anymore that are in good condition.  Kids and/or adult sizes.  Sweaters, gloves, mittens, hats and scarves too. The Boy Scouts will be in the neighborhood on October 25th, starting at 8am, to ...
The Freedom Center is not just for George Mason University students.  In the Manassas area, the Freedom Center at George Mason University has become the work out destination of choice for many residents.  It is convenient to Manassas, Bristow, Nokevsille and Gainesville. With everything you would...
As long as I can remember, my home state of Virginia has been red.  This year it threatens to go blue.  It's an exciting time to live here! My phone rings constantly with political polls and surveys.  I stop everything to participate in each and every one of the phone calls.  Must be the media ge...
My ear had been bugging me for a week or so.  It didn't hurt, but it did feel very congested.  So, figuring it was a result of seasonal sinus problems, my husband started me using his Neti Pot.  For those of you unfamiliar with a Neti Pot, it's a device that looks like a little teapot.  You mix w...
I hate alarm clocks.  They startle me.  And most of the time, they don't work.  I hit the snooze and am off...back to my dreams.  Recently, my wake up call comes from my bedtime buddy, Phoebe (left).  She sleeps right beside me all night long and in the morning gets right up in my face to start g...
I have always enjoyed working on crafts.  My Mom instilled that in me when she taught me to sew when I was very young.  I especially love holiday crafts that can be given to those around me.  And this year, with things being tight for many of us, I thought I would share a simple and fun idea. Cra...
The Prince William Association of Realtors (PWAR) is hosting a benefit for their Community Services fund on Wednesday, October 22nd.  We'll be bowling for just under two hours, starting at 1pm.  Cost of entering this semi-annual bowling tournament is $15 and includes two games and your shoe renta...

Chris Ann Cleland

Associate Broker, Bristow, VA
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