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Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are the boy’s runner-up at the VHSL 4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the Loudoun County School Board approved Indoor Track and Field as a Tier 2 (self-funded) sport.  The seven boys competing scored 48 points, second only to William Fleming’s 53.5 points.

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

February 23, 2017 Feature, Sports Comments Off on WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event
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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s U14 Boys Team garnered 3rd place in their first travel tournament of 2017, the Virginia Beach Invitational. This event was held Feb. 18-19 and featured more than 24 teams from the U14 to U18 age group.

The team was second on their net on day one, reached the Gold Bracket, lost a close three set match against eventual champion Coastal VBC, but rebounded to win the consolation match and 3rd place by beating Prolific VBC 25-19, 26-24.

Pictured:   Kneeling left to right:  Daniel Nour, Andrew Plowman, Ryan Croson, Nate Pearsall Standing, left to right:  Tony Lydon, assistant coach, Cooper Josties, Jack Lydon, Brody Graham, Randy Devere, Spencer Holdridge, Parker Osoba, Head Coach Matt Croson Not Pictured:  Assistant Coach Joanne Dekker

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Kneeling left to right: Daniel Nour, Andrew Plowman, Ryan Croson, Nate Pearsall
Standing, left to right: Tony Lydon, assistant coach, Cooper Josties, Jack Lydon, Brody Graham, Randy Devere, Spencer Holdridge, Parker Osoba, Head Coach Matt Croson Not Pictured: Assistant Coach Joanne Dekker

Woodgrove Gymnasts Advance To States

February 15, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Woodgrove Gymnasts Advance To States
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Two Woodgrove High School gymnasts have qualified to advance to the Virginia State Championships Saturday, February 18, at Patriot High School in Nokesville.

Sophomore River Stone placed fourth in the all-around competition at the 1A-5A North Regional Gymnastics Championships at Park View High School on Wednesday, February 8, which earns her a spot competing at States in all four events: vault, bars, beam and floor. Senior Sarah Snare placed 7th on floor at Regionals, which advances her to States competition in that event.

The Regional competition capped a fantastic season for the Woodgrove Varsity Gymnastics team. The team placed first in multi-team regular season meets at Loudoun Valley, Heritage and at home and placed second to Freedom High School at meets there and at Park View High School. The Wolverines broke the school’s all-time high team score at Conferences, where they outscored Freedom to win the Conference 21W Championship.

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Woodgrove Gymnastics Team Places First

February 1, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Woodgrove Gymnastics Team Places First
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The Woodgrove High School Gymnastics team for placed first at their home meet. The team competed against squads from Loudoun Valley, Park View and Riverside high schools. Seniors Kaycee Delitta and Sarah Snare were honored at the event for their contributions to the team.

The Wolverines excelled in individual competition as well. Sophomore River Stone placed 1st on vault, 3rd on bars, tied for 1st on floor and placed 2nd all around; senior Sarah Snare placed 6th on bars, tied for 4th on vault, tied for 5th on beam, tied for 1st on floor and placed 4th all around; freshman Jodi Snare placed 7th floor, 3rd on vault and 5th all around; freshman Erin Keane placed 6th on floor and tied for 5th on beam; and sophomore Erin Ramsey placed 6th all around.

Woodgrove Gymnastics Hosts Home Meet

January 24, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Woodgrove Gymnastics Hosts Home Meet
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Woodgrove High School’s Varsity Gymnastics team will host a five-team meet on Tuesday, January 24, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Wolverines will face teams from Park View, Rock Ridge, Riverside and Loudoun Valley high schools. Seniors Kaycee Delitta and Sarah Snare, co-captains for the team, will be honored during the meet. The home meet was originally scheduled for Jan. 5 but was postponed due to icy conditions. … Continue Reading

Ida Lee Spring NFL Flag Football Registration Filling Fast

January 18, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Ida Lee Spring NFL Flag Football Registration Filling Fast
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Deadline for the House League registration is February 13.

Registration for the Spring 2017 NFL Flag Football League at Ida Lee is currently open and filling fast. We are excited to offer again two great leagues: Ida Lee NFL Flag Football House League and the Ida Lee NFL Flag Football Elite League. … Continue Reading

Woodgrove Grabs First at Glory Days

January 10, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Woodgrove Grabs First at Glory Days
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The Woodgrove Varsity Gymnastics took first place in the red division of the Glory Days Invitational at Park View High School on Saturday, January 7. Woodgrove competed against Rock Ridge, Potomac Falls, Loudoun Valley and Heritage high schools. Host team Park View came in first in the lower blue division.

Woodgrove sophomore River Stone placed second on vault and bars, fourth on beam, fifth on floor and third all around. Senior Sarah Snare placed first on floor, fourth vault, sixth on bars and fourth all around; freshman Jodi Snare placed sixth on vault.

The team’s home meet, which was postponed due to the snow on Thursday evening, January 5, has been rescheduled for Tuesday, January 24. The team’s next competition will be on Saturday, January 14, at an invitational in Harrisonburg, followed by a conference match-up on Wednesday, January 18, at Heritage High School in Leesburg.

Deadline Extended for Purcellville Sports Funding Application

January 4, 2017 Sports Comments Off on Deadline Extended for Purcellville Sports Funding Application
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The Town of Purcellville has extended the deadline to apply for the Annual Sports League Funding. The new deadline is January 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Applicant organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to be eligible for funding. Priority consideration will be given to sports teams from Purcellville that have an open participation policy where all players are allowed to play.

There is $5,200 allocated in the FY 2016 – 2017 budget. Applications can be found on line at www.purcellvilleva.gov/fundingapplication. Please send your application to, Town of Purcellville, Annual Sports League Funding, 221 S. Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, VA 20132 or e-mail mscoggins@purcellvilleva.gov.

WHS Varsity Gymnastics Takes First Place in Season Opener

January 4, 2017 Sports, Uncategorized Comments Off on WHS Varsity Gymnastics Takes First Place in Season Opener

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The Woodgrove High School Varsity Gymnastics squad outscored teams from Loudoun Valley, Riverside, Park View and Forest Park high schools to take first place at its season opener at LVHS on Wednesday, December 7. Woodgrove sophomore River Stone also won first place in the individual all-around. … Continue Reading

WHS Varsity Gymnastics Takes First Place in Season Opener

December 12, 2016 Sports Comments Off on WHS Varsity Gymnastics Takes First Place in Season Opener
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The Woodgrove High School Varsity Gymnastics squad outscored teams from Loudoun Valley, Riverside, Park View and Forest Park high schools to take first place at its season opener at LVHS on Wednesday, December 7. Woodgrove sophomore River Stone also won first place in the individual all-around.

Stone finished second place on vault and beam, third on floor, and fifth on bars. Senior Sarah Snare placed third on both bars and vault. Their scores, plus those of their teammates, propelled the WHS team to the victory. … Continue Reading

Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding

November 30, 2016 Sports Comments Off on Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding
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Purcellville is accepting applications from local organizations for its annual sports league funding program. Organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to be eligible for funding. Priority consideration will be given to sports teams from Purcellville that have an open participation policy where all players are allowed to play regardless of skill level. … Continue Reading

Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason

November 30, 2016 Sports Comments Off on Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason
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Puneet Kaur of Woodgrove High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University.

Kaur has held the school record in shot put since her sophomore year and is looking to throw shotput, hammer, discus and maybe even the javelin at the collegiate level. She only picked up throwing during her freshman year when the high school coach approached her but has also played on Woodgrove’s Varsity Basketball Team for four years where she is the all-time leader in free throw percentage and on the leaderboard (ranked 4) for all time charges. … Continue Reading

Middleburg Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team Wins State Championship

November 30, 2016 Sports Comments Off on Middleburg Girls’ Varsity Volleyball Team Wins State Championship
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Middleburg Academy repeated as State Champions in the Virginia Independent School State Championship (Division II), defeating Nansemond-Suffolk Academy, 3-1.

Middleburg Academy Lady Dragon’s Volleyball team played in more matches than any other high school in the State of Virginia, 43 matches with an overall record of 40-3. The Lady Dragons, finished the season ranked number 7 in the State and 310 Nationally. That places the team in the top 1 percenr in the country. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

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The Holocene Climate

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(Public Input Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, 7 March, 2017) Figure 1 shows the climate variation over the last million years. The low points on the curve correspond to ice ages when glaciers up to a mile thick covered New …

Choosing To Forgive

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “Truly forgiving is the ability to say, ‘Thank you for giving me that experience.’” James Arthur Ray vaulted into fame on the Oprah Winfrey Show back in the mid-2000’s. Stunned hearing these words while watching The Rise and …

Five Key Retirement Questions

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Beyond asking yourself where you see yourself and even what your lifelong goal are, effective retirement and longevity planning begs some very big questions. Review the points below and consider how housing, transportation and health considerations all play a role …

Work Woes

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, I’m a manager at a large tech company and my boss has directed me to fire someone on my team, but as a Christian, I just can’t do it. It’s true that the employee …

Joy or Suffering

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By Mary Rose Lunde No one likes to suffer. When given the chance, many people would choose to laugh rather than cry, to sit in silence with their friends rather than talk through their feelings, because not even their friends …

Wage Radio

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I will always remember – very fondly – the first time I ever set foot on the property at 711 Wage Drive Southwest in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a warm, sunny July morning in 1997, and I’d driven all the …

Speaking Truth to Power

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“With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.” Abraham Lincoln On Thursday evening, February 23, I requested the Board of Supervisors pass a proclamation resolving to support the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22 [1]. …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016

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Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation – By Amanda Clark On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, …

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Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016

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Molly Buckland, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. Buckland received the Dr. Roland P. Sharp President’s Award and the James R. …

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Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016

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Lt. James Adams, from Sterling and a Potomac Falls Halls Graduate, earned the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Adams is a Navy Week and Executive Outreach Planner for the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee. U.S. Navy …

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LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

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March 4, 2017

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
March 5, 2017
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Wine & Chili Weekend

Wine & Chili Weekend
March 19, 2017

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale
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March Fourth Friday

March Fourth Friday
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Spring Brunch

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”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner
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”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

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Sterling Library Moving To New Location

25 Mar 2017

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Sterling Library’s current location, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling, will close beginning Saturday, March 25, to prepare for the opening of the new Sterling Library on Saturday, April 15. Patrons can return library materials using the drop box at the new location, 22330 S. Sterling Boulevard.

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Middleburg Gallery Presents Country Pursuits Exhibit

25 Mar 2017

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The Gallery on Madison in Middleburg is presenting an exhibit of Brian Whelan’s (a London Irish painter now settled in Waterford) ) transcriptions of a gallery of paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Andrews’ through April 2. The exhibit includes 23 paintings, two masks, two graphics, and nine preparatory drawings.

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Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Presents STEM Career Fair March 28

16 Mar 2017

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Anyone interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is encouraged to attend an upcoming STEM Career Fair in Loudoun. The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)’s Loudoun campus and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions, is holding a STEM Career Fair Tuesday, March 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 …

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Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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Appointment Shocks Many On January 3 Supervisor Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) nominated Tom Priscilla for the Loudoun County Planning Commission to represent the Blue Ridge District. Priscilla was …

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Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!

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– By Nick Reid world can be a very dangerous place sometimes, especially for a nation state such as the United States. Although danger is always present, the number and …

Metro Money Mess Pushing West

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Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved

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Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm

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Virginia Schools Kick Off Statewide Campaign To Encourage Safe Teen Driving

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More teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between the months of May and August than any other time of the year, statistics show. To help save lives and prevent such crashes during the high-risk warm weather months, Virginia schools are kicking off a statewide teen safety …

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Protecting Free Speech

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By Dave LaRock (R-33) As elected officials and members of the legislature, our most fundamental responsibility is to protect God-given constitutionally protected rights. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, including governmental public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of …

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Walbridge To Run for State Delegate in the 33rd District

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Tia Walbridge announces her run for the District 33 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Walbridge is a wife and mother of two daughters and an active member of the Round Hill community. “Like many people in our district, my family has found its prosperity in a Virginia-based small …

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Sports

Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017

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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are the boy’s runner-up at the VHSL 4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the Loudoun County School Board approved Indoor Track and Field as a Tier 2 (self-funded) sport.  The seven boys competing scored 48 points, second …

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

23 Feb 2017

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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s U14 Boys Team garnered 3rd place in their first travel tournament of 2017, the Virginia Beach Invitational. This event was held Feb. 18-19 and featured more than 24 teams from the U14 to U18 age group. The team was second on their net on day …

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