Columnists

Agewise: Fires and Falls – Avoid both

Falls are a leading cause of injury and hospital stays for older adults. Avoiding falls may help older adults stay independent and remain in their homes for as long as it is safe. According to the National Safety Council, a home fire is reported every 86 seconds. Implementing fire protection strategies in the home also may prevent fires and save lives. In this article, we discuss some basic tips for avoiding falls and keeping your home safe from fires. […]

Opinion

Media gone mad

True journalism is gone. This phenomena started during the last presidential election and has deteriorated steadily with every breaking news story. So called journalists are now analysts with their articles based upon personal opinions and […]

Opinion

Why Military Experience Matters

Delegate Nick Freitas of our Virginia 30th House District has served his country in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and as a Special Forces Green Beret during two combat tours in Iraq.  His opponent has no such experience.  Why does that comparison matter? […]

Columnists

Newlyweds, both young and old – The Commonwealth may be a third party to your nuptials

The phrase, “To death do us part,” has been a promise frequently found in traditional wedding vows.  Perhaps unbeknownst to many, the Commonwealth extends that commitment to a financial obligation that survives death.  As uncomfortable as the following information may be, the attempted action of disinheriting a spouse does occur.  If you are mad at your spouse and think that you are going to deliver one final and painful message upon your death, not-so-fast.    […]