Family and Friends over the Fourth

By Ed Lowry

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Even while Dad is hard at work campaigning for the election this fall, our family made time to get together on the Fourth of July with cousins and friends. I work as a Biology Professor at Hampden-Sydney College, a central Virginia school proud of its liberal arts curriculum and long history - one of the oldest Colleges in the country! I teach classes in Ecology, and even during our short vacation at the Chesapeake Bay I get encouraging reminders of how our society's improving awareness and stewardship of our natural resources is slowly having effects. It appears the outlooks for marine life which is so vital to our ecological health and economies, for example the Chesapeake Bay crabs and oysters, are better than they have been for decades. We even got to see playful dolphins in the water, much to the excitement of my young daughter and her cousins and friends. Our family in Albemarle has always felt strongly about our place in the beautiful ecology of Virginia and our role as responsible managers of its resources. I know my father if elected will have the Rural nature of Albemarle always in his thoughts. His steadfast commitment to these responsibilities and others will reward the voters of Samuel Miller in representing their needs if they elect him this fall!

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