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Deadline to Display New Loudoun Vehicle Decals is November 15

November 7, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Deadline to Display New Loudoun Vehicle Decals is November 15
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Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for displaying the yellow, 2015 Loudoun County decal is Saturday, November 15, 2014. Anyone who has not purchased a 2015 Loudoun County decal may do so at the following Treasurer’s Office locations Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1 Harrison Street, S.E., 1st Floor, in Leesburg
21641 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 104, in Sterling

Anyone who has not received a decal should contact the Loudoun County Treasurer’s Office at 703-777-0280 or e-mail taxes@loudoun.gov with questions.

BOS Quickly Advances Red Hill Water Towers To Committee

October 1, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on BOS Quickly Advances Red Hill Water Towers To Committee
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Community Outraged at Lack of Transparency and Being Shut Out of The Late Night Process

It was a long night at the Board of Supervisors’ September public hearing, which did not end until after midnight. Last up on the 17 item agenda was the question of Loudoun Water’s proposal to construct two 189-foot, one million gallon water towers along side narrow, unpaved Red Hill Road. Despite repeated requests from road residents and others that the board over rule the planning commission’s July vote granting Loudoun Water a commission permit for its towers, a majority of the supervisors affirmed the planning commission’s decision. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Launches New, Online Interactive Map for the Route 28 Corridor

September 13, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Launches New, Online Interactive Map for the Route 28 Corridor

Screen_Shot_of_Route_28_MapLoudoun County’s new Route 28 Optional Overlay Zoning Districts have been mapped. Property owners within the Route 28 Corridor now have an additional development option for their property. An online interactive map has been created to assist in identifying a property’s applicable Route 28 Optional Overlay District.

The interactive map at www.loudoun.gov/route28 allows users of the Loudoun County website to identify a property’s applicable Optional Overlay District. Users can find a property’s applicable district by zooming to the property’s location and then clicking on the respective parcel. A window will display the parcel identification number and the respective Optional Overlay District. The Legend also identifies the Route 28 Optional Overlay Districts by color.

More information on the Route 28 Optional Overlay zoning districts, including a link to the Route 28 Zoning Regulations, is available online at www.loudoun.gov/route28.

Loudoun County Accepting Applications for Local Gasoline Funds

August 31, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Accepting Applications for Local Gasoline Funds
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The Loudoun County Department of Management & Financial Services is accepting applications for Local Gasoline Tax Revenues for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

Government entities and/or organizations that meet IRS non-profit guidelines may apply for funding for the biennial period of July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2017.

Applications are available online at www.loudoun.gov/budget-office. Applications and more information also are available by contacting Erin McLellan, Budget Officer, at 571-258-3205 or Erin.McLellan@loudoun.gov.

Applications are due Friday, September 26, 2014.

Loudoun County Makes Recycling Easy for Your Special Event

August 21, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Makes Recycling Easy for Your Special Event
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Whether preparing for a party, sporting event, or Fall festival, Loudoun County offers portable indoor and outdoor recycling bins on loan to help make recycling more convenient for special events.

Following your event, you may take the recyclables to a nearby public recycling center. Visit www.loudoun.gov/recycling-events for more information, or call 703-771-5514 to reserve some recycling bins.

Annual Leesburg 20K/5K Race to Benefit the Loudoun County YMCA Scheduled for August 17

August 9, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Annual Leesburg 20K/5K Race to Benefit the Loudoun County YMCA Scheduled for August 17
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The annual Leesburg 20K/5K race to benefit the Loudoun County YMCA, sponsored by NOVA Plastic Surgery and Harris Teeter, will be held on Sunday, August 17. This event draws hundreds of area runners to support the YMCA.

Rolling street closures will be in effect along the race route, which begins and ends at Market Station (202 Harrison Street). Between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m., residents and drivers should expect street closures on the following streets: … Continue Reading

Rummage Sale Trailers Open August 23

August 8, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Rummage Sale Trailers Open August 23
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76th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale Ready for Donations

The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is officially accepting donations for the annual Rummage Sale. Donations will be collected on Saturday, August 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, and at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg, 224 Cornwall Street. Red balloons will direct traffic to the specially designated trailers. … Continue Reading

Wolf Releases Statement on the Opening of Silver Line

July 27, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Wolf Releases Statement on the Opening of Silver Line
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Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) released the following statement regarding the opening of Metrorail’s Silver Line to Wiehle Avenue:

“The Silver Line is going to be good for transportation. The Silver Line is going to be good for economic development. The Silver Line is going to be good for Dulles airport. Just think where this region would be if we didn’t have Metro.”

Wolf has long been regarded as one of the key players in extending Metrorail through Tysons and out the Dulles corridor to Loudoun County.

Loudoun County Fire-Rescue System Graduates 83 Students

July 19, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Fire-Rescue System Graduates 83 Students
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On Thursday July 10, 2014 the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue System recognized 77 graduates who recently completed Fire Fighter I-II, EMT–Basic, and EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic certification. Family, friends, and community members filled the Dominion High School auditorium as Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management (LCFR) Deputy Chief of Training and EMS Jose Salazar mastered the graduation ceremony. Board of Supervisors, Suzanne Volpe recognized the graduates, along with Chief of the Department Keith Brower and Operational Medical Director, Dr. John Morgan. … Continue Reading

County to Hold Community Meeting on Courts Complex Expansion Project July 17

July 6, 2014 Government, Loudoun County, News Comments Off on County to Hold Community Meeting on Courts Complex Expansion Project July 17
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Loudoun County will host a second community meeting about the Courts Complex Phase III Expansion Project on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg.

At the meeting, representatives of the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure and the architecture and engineering firm of Dewberry Architects, Inc., will present information about the design of the Courts Complex Phase III Expansion Project.

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Gary Sinise’s Foundation – American Legion Plan Groundbreaking For New Home For Injured Vet

July 3, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Gary Sinise’s Foundation – American Legion Plan Groundbreaking For New Home For Injured Vet
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The American Legion teamed up with The Gary Sinise Foundation and others July 2 in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new home for a badly injured soldier in Lovettsville. The ceremony was attended by veterans from Post 293 in Purcellville.
Legion Post Commander John Maus and David L. Eno, chairman of the Legion’s Hometown Heroes Committee, said a 20-foot flagpole bearing the U.S. flag and a Marine Corps flag were dedicated at the groundbreaking.

Marine Corporal Ronny (Tony) Porta suffered burns over 30 percent of his body and lost one arm and four fingers off his remaining arm. He has undergone 38 surgeries to save his life and heal his combat wounds. He was injured by a roadside bomb blast in Iraq in 2007.

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Take-Charge Attitude At League Of Women Voters Of Loudoun County Annual Meeting

July 3, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Take-Charge Attitude At League Of Women Voters Of Loudoun County Annual Meeting
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The Loudoun County chapter of the League of Women Voters held its annual meeting at The Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling last month, with a take-charge attitude typical of the many men and women long dedicated to LWV’s mission. As member and board member Jean Brown said, (in referring to the League’s support for one particular issue, nonpartisan redistricting), “Don’t tell me it can’t be done. Those are the worst words you can ever hear.”

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The Loudoun County Fair Returns July 21-26

July 3, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on The Loudoun County Fair Returns July 21-26
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– Kids, Cows, Corn On The Cob And Cowboys Return For 79th Year –

There is nothing better than a good old-fashioned county fair, and the Loudoun County Fair stands out as one of the best.

The fair includes a wide variety of attractions including carnival rides, animal exhibits, fabulous food and an amazing display of crafts. There’s the popular watermelon eating contest and hay bale toss. There’s wonderful music – this year featuring 7Bridges, a Nashville based Eagles tribute band and Chris Lane, who has opened for greats such as Florida Georgia Line, The Band Perry and the Eli Young Band. There’s also the Demolition Derby and Karaoke Contest, Professional Bull Riding and Rodeo and fun and educational things for kids including Hubba Bubba the Clown and The Bone Show With Dr. Funny Bones. So much to see and do.

4-H members will be there giving amazing horse demonstrations and showing off their prize goats, chickens, rabbits, sheep, cows, pigs and more.

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Columns

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
March 6, 2017 March 7, 2017 March 8, 2017 March 9, 2017 March 10, 2017 March 11, 2017 March 12, 2017
March 13, 2017 March 14, 2017 March 15, 2017 March 16, 2017 March 17, 2017 March 18, 2017

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

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner
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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Lifestyle

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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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 …

Op-ed

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 …

Dear Editor

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 …

Around Virginia

McAuliffe Vetoes LaRock’s Public Assistance Eligibility Legislation  

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On March 28, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Del. Dave LaRock’s (R-33) House Bill 2092, which would have required any applicant for public assistance to undergo a full review of death records, incarceration status, employment status, lottery winnings, and all income. Recently, an Arlington woman was arrested on four counts of welfare fraud for …

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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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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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