Best Blogs: Voting, Photo Expo and More

Our round-up of the best blogs on McLean Patch from Oct. 22-26

Did you miss some of the blogs this week on McLean Patch? Each week, we'll round them up in one convenient place for you.

Here are the highlights from blogs that ran this past week.

"The Most Powerful Instrument - Your Vote"

  • Dave and Nita Anand write about why voting isn't a waste of your time.
  • "Think again - about people in far off countries who are unable to give their voting opinion because they live under a dictatorship or are crushed by a war or are fearful of terrorism or are steeped in backwardness. This voting right bestowed in you is a special privilege and to render a careful judgment is your responsibility. So think again and vote in honor of those who can’t and by doing so put the right person in charge who represents your needs and concerns."
  • Read the full post here.

"Seven Local Photographers’ Images Juried into Nature Visions Photo Expo"

  • Bill Corbett of the McLean Photography Club posted 20 beautiful images captured by club members in his blog post this week.
  • "Seven members of the McLean Photo Club had a total of twenty-two images juried into the Nature Visions Photo Expo.  That annual nature photography event, which is organized by McLean and five other Northern Virginia clubs, takes place November 9, 10 & 11 at the Hylton Center for the Performing Arts in Manassas."
  • Read the full post and see all the photos here. 

"I Knew This Was My Opportunity"

  • Retired federal employee Lucy Capaldi writes about volunteering with Fairfax CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
  • "After retiring, I was browsing through one of the local newspapers and saw an ad for CASA volunteers. I knew this was my opportunity, and I attended the CASA information session with my application already filled out and signed.  I had no doubt that this was what I wanted to do.  After listening to CASA staff and volunteers tell their stories about their involvement, I was filled with admiration and respect for them and the program.  I thought that if I could make a difference in at least one child's life, it would be well worth the effort."
  • Read the full post here.

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