She considers voting ‘a privilege’ to share with the grandkids

This is one of several vignettes posted by WTOP-FM’s website during the Virginia elections Nov. 5. Although Braddock Elementary is a low-traffic polling place during lunchtime, the voters coming in said they feel  strongly about their participation in the democratic process. Joan Kammerer walked hand-in-hand with her granddaughter, Tara Whipkey, as her younger sister, Charlotte,…

Virginia voters choose women’s rights in election

This one of  a series of vignettes published by WTOP-FM’s website during the Virginia election Nov. 5. Voters at Tuckahoe Elementary School in Arlington Tuesday cited women’s reproductive rights as a driving force in their support of Democrat Terry McAuliffe for governor. Lyle Piper, a deputy precinct captain and a Democrat, was accompanied by his…

An enchanting evening with Savoir Adore

Savoir Adore opens the door to their world in the secret corridors of DC9. A few hours before their set at DC9, I had the chance to catch up with Savoir Adore, an indie dream pop duo from Brooklyn, N.Y. Behind closed doors, Paul Hammer and Deidre Muro sat back, relaxed and opened up in…

ANC 3D votes to delay New Mexico Avenue bike lanes

Advisory Neighborhood Commission 3D in Washington, D.C.’s Third Ward voted to overturn a previous resolution to add designated bicycle lanes to New Mexico Avenue NW, according to ANC 3D10 Commissioner Joe Wisniewski. Commissioners voted 6-4 on Oct. 2 to delay the construction of the bicycle lanes, reversing a 5-4 decision on July 10 that approved…

Voter connects his vote to his church

Students fanned out across Northern Virginia to report on voters’ impressions and predictions on election day, Nov. 5. This is one of several reports. Tony Kazaklis, 65, stood outside of  Braddock Elementary School, in Annandale, Va., on election day handing out red Republican ballots with particular fervor, propelled, he said, by a unique moral perspective.…

Predicting the election in Virginia

Students fanned out across Northern Virginia to report on voters’ impressions and predictions on election day, Nov. 5. This is one of several reports. Arlington resident Ralph Holdsworth is predicting a clear victory for the Democratic gubernatorial candidate: Terry McAuliffe. Holdsworth voted for McAuliffe on party lines, saying that Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican candidate, is…