From the Editor

By Stephen Sapp

As spring finally comes to Northern Virginia (at least, I think this time is for real!), I am once again reminded of how great a place Lakeport is. Mary and I moved here almost exactly seven years ago from a lush fifty-home development in Miami, and those seven years here have made me realize that that’s exactly what it was: a fifty-home development. Lakeport, on the other hand, is a genuine community, in fact, in many ways a neighborhood in the old-fashioned sense of that term. We “light up” for the holidays in December, hold a popular Easter egg hunt for our children, gather on the community dock to watch fireworks shows over Lake Thoreau in the summer, march together in an intergenerational Halloween parade, enjoy periodic concerts of various kinds, and share other social events throughout the year.

And it is Lakeport’s residents who make all of this happen, from the selfless service of our dedicated Board, to the committee chairs, to the volunteers who plant plants and water them, to those who participate in various workdays and in many other ways contribute to making Lakeport Lakeport. A hearty thanks to all!

On top of all this, we have the natural beauty that surrounds us, especially at this time of year. Please take time to enjoy the photos throughout this issue of our glorious spring in Lakeport!

If you have comments about this Spring issue of Ripples and/or would like to submit an item for our Summer issue, you are welcome to email me at

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