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The 15 Craziest Stadium Food

March 31, 2012 Sports Comments Off on The 15 Craziest Stadium Food

Opening Day is approaching, which means hungry sports fans will be making pilgrimages to support their favorite teams. But forget peanuts and Cracker Jacks—today’s stadium fare seems like it’s on steroids, becoming edible spectacles that have some enthusiasts traveling to watch other teams just to have a taste.

From the five-pound, salsa-chip-chili-doused burger at Michigan’s Fifth Third Ballpark to the pulled-pork-and-mashed-potato parfait at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park, The Daily Meal—the site that houses all things food and drink—has found the 15 Craziest Stadium Foods. … Continue Reading

Valley Vikings Beat Heritage

March 24, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Valley Vikings Beat Heritage
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On perhaps the nicest afternoon yet this year, the Loudoun Valley High School Ladies’ Lacrosse team played host to the Heritage Pride in their district opener on Thursday night, March 22. Coach Tracey Albro’s Lady Vikings came ready to play treating the Valley faithful to an exciting game in what turned out to be their best game yet. … Continue Reading

Winners of the 2012 Hussa Basketball Tournament 6th Grade Girls Champions

March 21, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Winners of the 2012 Hussa Basketball Tournament 6th Grade Girls Champions


Western Loudoun Basketball League 6th grade All Stars: Coach Ahlers, Sydney Ahlers, Natalie Blankenship, Paige Williamson, Taylor Donches, Katie Cox, Maddie White, Caroline Roden, Maddy Hegerich, Virginia Carpenter, Assistant Coach Carpenter

Ladies’ Lacrosse Opens Season

March 16, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Ladies’ Lacrosse Opens Season
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The Loudoun Valley High School Ladies’ Lacrosse team opened their season on Monday, March 12 at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn. Led by Coach Tracey Albro and Assistant Coach Kaitlin Quigley, the Lady Vikings showed great promise and potential despite only returning seven upperclassmen from last season.

After a rough start, Valley’s inexperience showed early, but their young team recovered with an impressive run midway through the first half. Sophomore Ashlyn DiLoreto led the charge, showing extraordinary dominance that the Lady Bulldogs of Stone Bridge seemed unable to counter at times. Senior midfielder Rachel Swan fueled the fire winning several consecutive face-offs and giving Valley numerous back-to-back possessions. By halftime, it was a close game and a fiery team of Lady Vikings took the field for the second half. In the end, the Stone Bridge team proved to be too much for the young Lady Vikings as they fell 18-9 in their season opener. … Continue Reading

Get Ready! Coming Soon: Annual Relay For Life

March 5, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Get Ready! Coming Soon: Annual Relay For Life
Every Spring, the purple comes out at Heritage High School when approximately 1000 community members of all ages join together to fight back against cancer by participating in theAmerican Cancer Society’s Relay For Life.
This is truly a community event as rival high schools work together to raise money for cancer research and to provide services to local cancer patients. This year’s Relay will be a 14 hour event beginning with youth activities 2 hours prior to the Opening Ceremony, at which time survivors are celebrated as each one’s name is announced and they walk the first lap together with a caretaker or escort.
The idea of the Relay is to:  Walk in the light of day and under the moon and stars of the night, because cancer never sleeps and for one night nor shall we as we Celebrate, Remember, and Fight Back.
Please join in the fight.

Knights of Columbus Free Throw District Champions

February 25, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Knights of Columbus Free Throw District Champions

The Western Loudoun Basketball League won four of the nine county District Championship titles for the Knights of Columbus Free throw competition. A few of these young basketball players dropped 92 percent of their free throws. That is a better performance than most of the NBA stars can drop! … Continue Reading

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club Going Strong

February 12, 2012 Sports 2 comments

The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club (WLVBC), a Purcellville-based volleyball club with players ranging from age 11-16, has kicked off their third season and everyone is playing strong! WLVBC is an all-volunteer-based, USAV-affiliated junior’s volleyball club governed by the Chesapeake Region Volleyball Association (CHRVA). Our goal is to provide additional opportunities to participate in USAV club volleyball that are Western Loudoun-based and as affordable as possible, to provide a positive, safe, healthy and competitive team experience for our participants, and to feed well-prepared players to our local high schools. … Continue Reading

Washington Nationals Seek Ball Girls & National Anthem Performers

February 7, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Washington Nationals Seek Ball Girls & National Anthem Performers

Talented Washington Nationals fans are invited to take part in the action at Nationals Park. The Nationals are currently accepting applications for those interested in being Ball Girls and/or performing the national anthem throughout the 2012 season. … Continue Reading

ULYFL Has Its Champion

January 23, 2012 Sports Comments Off on ULYFL Has Its Champion

The Championship game was a hard fought game against the #1 seed Warriors vs. #3 seed Packers The Packers sustained a 90 yd drive in the final quarter to win the game. Congratulation to Purcellville Packers for winning the 2011 ULYFL C- Division Championship 7 to 0 on November 12,2011. From Coach Huskey to the boys: Always Remember to Believe in Yourself and Your Team, Never Give Up, and Refuse to Lose.


Team Members: #1 Ronan Kilrain, #8 Daniel Huskey, #9 Cody Oliver, #15 Matthew Cronin, #16 Blake Moore, #22 Matthew Balaban, #24 Evan Remick, #25 Mason Raymer, #28 Matthew Collier, #32 Dustin Talwar, #37 Luke Stanley, #45 Wyatt Marvil, #46 Daniel Arbogast, #47 John Hunter Lohr; #48 Liam McCarthy, #65 Lawson Laverty, #75 David Cypher, #82 Colby Collier, #96 Shane Washko
Head Coach: Mitchell Huskey Assistant Coaches: Mike Laverty, Rob Lohr, Mike Kilrain, John Washko, Chris Oliver, Ron Moore, Mark Collier

Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth 14U Southeast Regional Tournament Team Manager and Coaches

January 13, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth 14U Southeast Regional Tournament Team Manager and Coaches

GLBR was recently selected to host the 2012 Babe Ruth 14U Southeast Regional Tournament this coming August. Being the tournament host, GLBR automatically qualifies to field a 14U team to participate in the tournament. As a result, GLBR is seeking a qualified 14U Team Manager and 2 Coaches to assume the team coaching duties for the tournament. … Continue Reading

Start 2012 With a New Family Tradition

December 1, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Start 2012 With a New Family Tradition
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Looking for a fun New Year’s tradition for your family? Come to Leesburg on January 1st , and join hundreds of your friends and neighbors at the annual REHAU Rotary Resolution Race – a 10K race and 4K “fun run” with live music, great food, awards for top finishers and lots of random prizes. It’s a great event with something for everyone: runners or walkers, families and friends, the serious and the active, or folks who just want to have fun! … Continue Reading

Little League Registers in December

November 30, 2011 News, Sports Comments Off on Little League Registers in December
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Upper Loudoun Little League will begin on-line registration for their Spring 2012 youth baseball season on December 15, 2011. All players ages 5 – 12 years old as of April 30, 2012 are eligible to register. This spring season we are also beginning a Challenger division. For more information and to begin the registration process, access the ULLL website at ulll.org.

Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth to Host Babe Ruth South East Regional Tournament

November 15, 2011 Sports Comments Off on Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth to Host Babe Ruth South East Regional Tournament

Greater Loudoun Babe Ruth League has been selected as the Host League for the 2012 14-year old Southeast Regional Tournament. Teams from the Alabama, the Bahamas, North and South Florida, Georgia, East and West North Carolina, East and West Tennessee and Virginia Babe Ruth Leagues will be seeking the chance to play in the Southeast Regional Tournament hosted here at Purcellville’s Fireman’s Field and other locations in Loudoun County. The SE Regional Tournament is scheduled for August 2 through 6. … 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

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV
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
March 20, 2017 March 21, 2017 March 22, 2017 March 23, 2017 March 24, 2017

March Fourth Friday

March Fourth Friday
March 25, 2017 March 26, 2017

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch
March 27, 2017 March 28, 2017 March 29, 2017 March 30, 2017 March 31, 2017 April 1, 2017

”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
April 2, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”
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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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Keep Loudoun Beautiful—Greater Lovettsville Area Volunteers Needed

16 Mar 2017

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The Keep Loudoun Beautiful spring clean-up takes place the entire month of April and greater Lovettsville needs volunteers. Bags, vests, gloves and grabbers are available at the Lovettsville Community Center during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. This is a great group or individual activity that can be scheduled around your availability. E-mail Lovettsville Area Leader, Laura Lieberman, for details and to …

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National Awkward Moments Day

8 Mar 2017

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?Laughing at Yourself Is the Best Medicine No one knows who invented National Awkward Moments Day, Saturday, March 18. That’s no surprise, since it probably came about as the result of one stunningly awkward moment that the owner of that moment was hoping to forget. We surveyed our readers and friends to ask them about their most awkward moments, sharing …

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Editorial

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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– By Delegate Dave LaRock (R-33rd) A local paper recently quoted Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall as saying that in her observation “some of the concerns raised by the people …

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Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved

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Today, most residents of Loudoun County know nothing about Williams Gap, even those living on Williams Gap Road (Route 711). Knowing who “Williams” was, why a gap in the Blue …

Vote No To the Minor Special Exception

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We are a group of Loudoun County citizens who will be adversely affected if the board grants a special exception for the Catesby Farm property at your upcoming meeting. You …

View From the Ridge

Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm

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By Andrea Gaines On August 9, 1825 at the age of 69, French military officer the Marquis de Lafayette was honored in Leesburg by former President James Monroe. The French-born …

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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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Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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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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