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Catoctin Creek Expands To Connecticut

September 28, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment
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Catoctin Creek Distillery’s products are now available in Connecticut through Craft Beer Guild of CT, a division of Blueprint Brands. Catoctin Creek will soon be available at restaurants, bars and retail stores throughout the state.

“We are thrilled to continue our expansion on the east coast of the United States. Distribution in Connecticut is a natural market in our efforts to grow our brand from its current mid-Atlantic region,” said Scott Harris, founder of Catoctin Creek Distilling Company. “We’ve had so much interest in our spirits in the New York region, that our distributor was anxious to get us into Connecticut as well.” Blueprint Brands now distributes Catoctin Creek products in three of their territories: New York, Massachusetts and Connecticut.

Currently, the following spirits will be available in Connecticut: Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye, Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye “92 Proof”, Catoctin Creek Organic Roundstone Rye “Cask Proof” (based on seasonal availability), Catoctin Creek Organic Mosby’s Spirit and Catoctin Creek Organic Watershed Gin.

Catoctin Creek Distilling Company is located at 120 West Main St. in Purcellville. More information is at www.catoctincreek.com.

Loudoun County to Benefit from National Fish and Wildlife Foundation Grant

September 25, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment

Loudoun County citizens will benefit from a National Fish and Wildlife Foundation grant awarded to the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC) Tuesday. The $200,000 grant from the foundation’s Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund will help pay for several water quality improvement projects in the county.

Loudoun County is partnering on the projects with the PEC, the Town of Lovettsville, Virginia Cooperative Extension-Master Gardeners, and the New Town Meadows, Sugarland Run and Broadlands HOAs. The projects funded by the grant include: stormwater infrastructure improvements, tree plantings, and nutrient management planning. … Continue Reading

New Garden Furnishings Store Comes To Loudoun

September 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment
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Claudia G Reed is the owner of Claudia’s Garden in Paeonian Springs, a new concept in garden retail. She sells furnishings, including statuary, urns and container plants, as well as antiques and gifts in a charming garden setting.

Tired of seeing the same generic garden furniture at local big-box stores, she has found an assortment of quality furnishings to meet the tastes of her community. Reed, a 24 year resident of Loudoun, has traveled the world to bring an eclectic selection to Loudoun County.

Reed is catering to an audience searching for more than just a typical garden center. In addition to showcasing furnishings, the shop will host workshops, speakers, and even has massage therapy onsite, operated by Wendy Simms of Stonelight Massage.

This one-of-a-kind shop is a destination where you can buy handmade goods from far and wide, attend events, and rejuvenate.

For more information visit www.claudiasgarden.com

Another Turn Tack Expands Business in Purcellville

July 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment
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“Big is better” proclaimed Karen McCarthy, referring to her newly expanded equine consignment shop that now occupies the top of Bee Happy Antiques located at 142 E. Main St., Purcellville. “The new space is over five times larger than my first space and I have created more of a boutique atmosphere for my customers.”

McCarthy started the business last fall and sales have been brisk, allowing her to expand her store front. But what’s in the shop is only a fraction of her inventory at any given time – a large percentage of her sales are done on-line, through networking, and at equestrian events such as horse shows, pony club rallies and other special events via her mobile tack store booth.

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Middleburg Bank Celebrates 90 Years

July 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment

Middleburg Bank, a full-service commercial bank serving individuals, families and businesses across Virginia, marks its 90-year anniversary in July. The company was founded in 1924 by two masters of the Middleburg Hunt, Daniel C. Sands, a Wall Street financier who had a local farm in Middleburg; and Charlotte Noland, who was also founder and headmistress of Foxcroft School.

Today, the company is a publically traded company under the umbrella of Middleburg Financial Corporation (NASDAQ – MBRG), a financial holding company that conducts its operations through two wholly owned subsidiaries: Middleburg Bank and Middleburg Investment Group.

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FOCUS ON: Mr. Print – Going Strong on Main Street

June 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment
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Driving down Main Street in Purcellville, it’s hard to miss the Mr. Print sign on the building near the Food Lion shopping center at 501 East Main Street. Owners Debbie and Nolan Barzee started the family owned business in the basement of their home in 1980. “We sold by day and printed all night long,” Nolan said.
The business is not only going strong, but also staying on the leading edge of technology. “We love what we do. The passion we have for our work enables us to take ownership of our clients’ projects. There is no greater satisfaction than delivering a finished product that helps a client reach their goals and objectives,” Nolan said. … Continue Reading

A Fourth of July Tradition: Terry’s Fireworks Stand

June 3, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment
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Terry’s Fireworks Stand has moved from East Main Street to West Main – to the Purcellville Marketplace. Terry Reed is a native of Purcellville and a graduate of Loudoun Valley High School. He moved to Hamilton in 1968 and has lived there since. In addition to his towing business, which he started in 1979, he also details cars.

Reed opened his firework business in Purcellville 26 years ago, and it was first located in the Food Lion parking lot. He then moved to the Moorcones Theater and has now settled where the old town hall used to be on Main Street. … Continue Reading

A Record High Raised for Local Charities

May 16, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment

Drive for charity surpasses $2 million in total donations

The Dulles Greenway’s 9th annual Drive For Charity has reached a record high for donations with more than $2,000,000 raised after the $294,500 collected as part of the 2014 campaign. Monies raised will be donated to 5 local charities and the Greenway scholarship program. … Continue Reading

Leesburg’s 2014 Business Award Winners Announced

May 15, 2014 by Contributor Business, News Be the first to comment
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The Town of Leesburg has announced the winners and honorable mentions for the 13th Annual Business Appreciation Awards.

Nearly 250 people were in attendance at 13th annual Leesburg Business Awards ceremony on Tuesday, May 14, at the Tally Ho Theatre in downtown Leesburg. At the reception, the Leesburg Town Council and Leesburg Economic Development Commission honored outstanding businesses and business owners in eleven award categories.

“We have come a long way since the first business awards ceremony in the basement of Town Hall back in October 2001,” said Marantha Edwards, the Town’s Economic Development Director. “The range and diversity of businesses, both nominated and honored, is a good indicator of how well balanced Leesburg’s business community is. Every year, I am amazed at the accomplishments of our businesses.” … Continue Reading

SCC Grants Greenway Toll Rate Increase

April 10, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment

In the first week of April, the State Corporation Commission (SCC) issued an order granting the Greenway yet another toll rate increase (from $4.90 to $5.10 during Peak time). The new rate would have taken place on February 15 but was delayed due to Delegate David Ramadan’s Motion to Stay the rate increase in February. Virginia code entitles members of the General Assembly to continue any court proceedings 30 days prior to session, during session and until 30 days after session. … Continue Reading

Local Non-Profit Fills Critical Gap for Combat Wounded

March 4, 2014 by Blue Ridge Leader Business, News Be the first to comment
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The drawdown of America’s military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan is welcome news to the millions of weary men and women that have been deployed, often multiple times, to those hostile and unforgiving places. But for far too many returning veterans, the harsh reality of war has been replaced by the indifference of a nation that professes its gratitude yet doesn’t meet its solemn obligations to them.

More than 50,000 U.S. troops have been physically wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Many who otherwise would have been killed were saved by modern medical and battlefield technology. Thousands have sacrificed limbs and as many as 300,000 suffer from the debilitating effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. … Continue Reading

Our Youth Hunger Dilemma

February 26, 2014 by Contributor Business, News 1 comment
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It’s getting late in the afternoon and you have an uneasy or painful sensation in your stomach caused by hunger. Most of us have withstood that sensation for an hour or two but imagine if there was no food in the house to alleviate your hunger. For many in our Loudoun community, this unfortunately is not an uncommon occurrence.

Loudoun County has a child food insecurity rate of one in 10 children. Over 9200 children cannot count on their next meal. 28 percent of these kids qualify for US govt. free/reduced price school lunch programs (ie.1 meal /day). Another 72 percent are assisted by charitable organizations like churches and food banks. These numbers are startling and troubling. … Continue Reading

Nominations Sought for Loudoun’s Outstanding Volunteers

February 9, 2014 by Contributor Business, News Be the first to comment
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Volunteer Loudoun is seeking nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Awards. The annual program honors individuals and organized groups in the county whose volunteer service has directly benefited the Loudoun community. Volunteer projects resulting in exceptional community change are also recognized.

Categories include outstanding adult volunteer, adult public safety, youth public safety, adult team, youth team, club or organization, corporate team, older adult, older adult team, volunteer project, project leader and family. Additional categories may be considered by the awards selection committee. … Continue Reading

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State of Sophistry

25 Sep 2014

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There is a particularly sophistic science-denial argument which has been around since 2004. This popular argument cites a paper published in the journal Science in 2003 by Nicolas Caillon and colleagues [1] and then badly misinterprets it. It seems unlikely …

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Ask Dr. Mike

Addressing Robin Williams’ Suicide As a Teachable Moment with Your Child

3 Sep 2014

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, My husband and I were both shocked by Robin Williams’ suicide. We’ve loved him since “Mork and Mindy” but don’t get how a guy who has everything could end his life like he did. …

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Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth

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3 Sep 2014

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Maybe it’s just my imagination (most people who know me stress that it’s one of my stronger – or maybe, stranger – traits), but I’d swear that there are places around this unique county of ours where the past not …

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Shreve Mill Road

6 Aug 2014

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It’s quintessential Loudoun County in transition: In less than two miles, this sleepy, little country road passes by decrepit, abandoned structures (apparently just waiting for demolition and development), some surprisingly tranquil waterways, and stretches of mature forest that would entice …

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Virginia Gardening

Goldenrod – A Major Fall Beauty

3 Sep 2014

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By Donna Williamson It’s easy to think that goldenrod causes autumn sniffles. It’s a native with species that tolerate all kinds of conditions, from full sun to shade, from moist soils to hot and dry. And it blooms everywhere around …

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Sushi's Corner

The Grumpy Old Troll Continued…

3 Sep 2014

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By Sushi Now my friends if you have not read July’s Tails from the Barn Yard please visit www.brleader.com before you read the ending here. It is there you will read of a little girl by the name of Adele …

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Samuel Moore-Sobel

What It Means To Make a Comeback

3 Sep 2014

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel What is a comeback? Merriam Webster gives a number of definitions for this word including, “a new effort to win or succeed after being close to defeat or failure.” This definition seems to capture the essence of …

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Amy V. Smith's Money Talks

Amy and Dan Smith’s Planning for Life: Do Not Resusitate Order (“DNR”)

3 Sep 2014

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The DNR is a written order issued by a physician to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the patient in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest. The DNR is now referred to officially as a “Durable Do Not Resuscitate Order.” The …

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Student News

Loudoun Student Awarded Environmental Scholarship

6 Jul 2014

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American Disposal Services is proud to announce Allison Arpajian, the Loudoun County recipient of their Annual American Disposal Services Inc. Scholarship. Applications were distributed to all public high schools in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. One winner was chosen from each …

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Local Residents Graduate from the College of William & Mary

3 Jul 2014

The following residents recently graduated from the College of William & Mary: Alexander Graeme Thomson, from Hamilton (20158), with a BS degree. Gabrielle Alana Graves, from Middleburg (20117), with a BA degree. Kathleen Warren Hale, from Middleburg (20117), with a …

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Kevin Sherman Graduated from Ithaca College

3 Jul 2014

Kevin Sherman, a native of Middleburg, Va., graduated from Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance with a degree in Sport Studies. The degree was awarded in May 2014.

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Worldly Inspirations

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September 29, 2014

Arts in the Village Gallery
1601 Village Market Blvd.
Suite 116
Leesburg, 20175
USA
571-442-8661

In September, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Worldly Inspirations, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing intricately wrapped stone pendants and earrings by jewelry artist Dana Jansen, and evocative images captured by photographer Mary Louise Ravese, in a show that draws on inspiration, materials, and imagery from across the globe.

Dana Jansen’s use of intricate wire wrapping techniques encase and frame Brazilian agates, druzy quartz and an array of minerals and fossils found across the world.  Working mostly in sterling silver wire and occasionally copper, Dana’s labyrinthine designs supplement the stone’s natural beauty to create pieces that stand on their own as objects of fine art.

Mary Louise Ravese captures images that transport viewers to diverse destinations from around the block, to around the country, and around the globe. Inspired by a wide array of subject matter, Mary Louise's work resonates with striking color, texture and line. Her photographs of country landscapes, intriguing architectural details and unusual abstract compositions draw the eye and allow the mind to vicariously experience her view of the world.

 

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, September 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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Worldly Inspirations

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September 30, 2014

Arts in the Village Gallery
1601 Village Market Blvd.
Suite 116
Leesburg, 20175
USA
571-442-8661

In September, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Worldly Inspirations, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing intricately wrapped stone pendants and earrings by jewelry artist Dana Jansen, and evocative images captured by photographer Mary Louise Ravese, in a show that draws on inspiration, materials, and imagery from across the globe.

Dana Jansen’s use of intricate wire wrapping techniques encase and frame Brazilian agates, druzy quartz and an array of minerals and fossils found across the world.  Working mostly in sterling silver wire and occasionally copper, Dana’s labyrinthine designs supplement the stone’s natural beauty to create pieces that stand on their own as objects of fine art.

Mary Louise Ravese captures images that transport viewers to diverse destinations from around the block, to around the country, and around the globe. Inspired by a wide array of subject matter, Mary Louise's work resonates with striking color, texture and line. Her photographs of country landscapes, intriguing architectural details and unusual abstract compositions draw the eye and allow the mind to vicariously experience her view of the world.

 

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, September 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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October 4, 2014

Notaviva Vineyards
13274 Sagle Rd
Purcellville, 20132
540-668-6756

Notaviva Vineyards presents their monthly Bluegrass Jam a FREE event held the first Saturday of every month!

An event for all ages featuring Ashby Run. Open to players of every skill level

3pm-6pm Saturday 7/5

Wine available by the glass and by the bottle, lite snacks available. Must be 21 to drink alcohol.

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Start Your Business (Loudoun)

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October 9, 2014

Is owning a small business a good fit for me? What are the steps for starting a business? Will I need funding? What are potential sources of funding? Ruth Cope, Assistant Director of the Loudoun SBDC, and Kelly Keyser Thompson, a Principal of Keyser Thompson Insurance Agency, will answer these and other questions essential for successfully starting a small business. Highlights will include:

•    Entrepreneurial traits
•    Taxes and licensing
•    Business plan development
•    Sources of financing
•    Marketing
•    Insurance

REGISTER at LoudounSBDC.eventbrite.com.

Fee:  $10 for registration online; $15 at the door
Those who pay at the door are not guaranteed seating or handouts.

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Purcellville Tag Sale Space Available

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October 11, 2014

Loudoun Valley Community Center
320 West School Street
Purcellville, 20132
540-338-4122

Loudoun Valley Community Center is offering table space to take advantage of this community affair on October 11 and 12 from 7am to 4pm. Table rental is $25 for 2 days. Call 540-338-4122 or email lynda.vill@loudoun.gov to reserve.

Purcellville Library Fall Book Sale

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October 11, 2014

Purcellville Library
220 East Main Street
Purcellville, 20132
USA
540-338-3013

The Purcellville Library Advisory Board's Fall Used Book Sale will offer hardback and paperback books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Used books for all ages, both fiction and non-fiction will be included in the sale. All proceeds go to benefit the Purcellville Library. Cash or check only, no credit cards. Hardcover books $2, paperback $1.

Harvest Celebration at Breaux Vineyards

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October 11, 2014

Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane
Purcellville, 20132
United States

Come be a part of our celebration of the 2014 harvest season at Breaux Vineyards.  We will have live music with Steele & Oglevee, craft vendors, and, of course, wine tastings.  Also if the weather is nice we will be conducting vineyard tours on the hour.

No admission or RSVP for this fun day at the winery

Looking forward to seeing you here!

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Purcellville Tag Sale Space Available

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October 12, 2014

Loudoun Valley Community Center
320 West School Street
Purcellville, 20132
540-338-4122

Loudoun Valley Community Center is offering table space to take advantage of this community affair on October 11 and 12 from 7am to 4pm. Table rental is $25 for 2 days. Call 540-338-4122 or email lynda.vill@loudoun.gov to reserve.

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Event: Art Gallery Reception for Featured Artists -- jewelry artist Dana Jansen and photographer Mary Louise Ravese

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October 15, 2014

44045 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg, 20176

Meet Dana and Mary Louise and other gallery artists during a free, open to the public reception for this month's Featured Artists' exhibit "Worldly Inspirations,” presenting the wire wrapped jewelry of Dana Jansen and the evocative photography of Mary Louise Ravese as they reveal inspiration and imagery from across the globe.

 

Working primarily in sterling silver, Dana Jansen’s intricate wire pieces frame Brazilian agates, druzy quartz and an array of minerals and fossils found across the world.

Mary Louise Ravese’s country landscapes, architectural details and unusual abstracts draw the eye and allow the mind to vicariously experience her view of the world.

 

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Creating an Effective Advisory Board

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October 16, 2014

An effective, motivated advisory board is invaluable for growing a business. It offers a community of support and influence. It helps you weather storms and exceed goals.

Marissa Levin is CEO of Successful Culture and author of Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth through Exceptional Advisory Boards. Join Ms. Levin as she discusses tools and templates for following her SCALE™ Model.

She’ll guide you on how to:

•    Select who you need to get your business from where it is now to where you want it to be, while developing exceptional leadership skills
•    Compensate your advisors (monetary, non-monetary, and types of equity-based compensation)
•    Associate them into your organization with a successful change management strategy
•    Leverage your advisors for business and process development, networking, and more
•    Evaluate constantly and Evolve the board as your organization grows
•    Exit advisors when they no longer fit

FREE but please REGISTER at LoudounSBDC.eventbrite.com

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FREE Live Music - Adam Bruno

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October 18, 2014

Notaviva Vineyards
13274 Sagle Rd
Purcellville, 20132
540-668-6756

Singer/songwriter Adam Bruno is a Tampa native, now living in Loudoun County. Adam has a powerful, soulful sound, blending all the best of pop, rock and acoustic music. His melody-driven songs and thoughtful lyrics make you an immediate fan!

Notaviva Vineyards will have wine for purchase by bottle or glass to any customers 21 years of age or older. Lite snacks are also available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic while listening to the tunes of Adam Bruno

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October Fourth Friday at Breaux

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October 24, 2014

Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane
Purcellville, 20132
United States
540-668-6299 ext. 204

Come enjoy the magic of fall evenings overlooking 105 acres of beautiful, lush vines at Fourth Fridays. We will have live music on the patio, food for purchase, and endless enchanting views as the sun sets over the vineyard.  Enjoy $4 mini tastings and a great selection of wines by the glass as you enjoy a fun evening with friends and your Breaux Vineyards family.

Don't miss any of these fun evenings!  The fourth Friday of each month from 5-9pm is reserved for this great event, so plan ahead!

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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November 1, 2014

Notaviva Vineyards
13274 Sagle Rd
Purcellville, 20132
540-668-6756

Notaviva Vineyards presents their monthly Bluegrass Jam a FREE event held the first Saturday of every month!

An event for all ages featuring Ashby Run. Open to players of every skill level

3pm-6pm Saturday 7/5

Wine available by the glass and by the bottle, lite snacks available. Must be 21 to drink alcohol.

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View From the Ridge

I Wanna Uh-Uh-Uh-Uh-Uh-Undo It

6 Aug 2014

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There’s a popular country western song that tells the story of a young woman who gets swept up in a night of partying and wakes up to find she has a ring on her finger, a new last name and a new husband. Knowing she had been duped but determined …

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Editorial

Sweeping Zoning Changes Continue To Be Proposed

3 Sep 2014

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Visions Of Purcellville Looking Like Reston At the August 21 Purcellville Planning Commission Work Session town community development staff continued to forge ahead with sweeping zoning changes to the town. Latest in the discussion was the PDH zoning district. Vice Chair Dennis Beese mentioned that he thought the goal was to make Purcellville look like Reston. This PDH district is …

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Purcellville Crossroads Tilley Entertainment Proposal

3 Sep 2014

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The new Tilley-Kline Entertainment complex proposal is in its initial stages of design. The proposal – not yet formal – is on a 50-acre parcel (50.46) that is not within the town of Purcellville, but north of Rt. 7 on the corner of Rt. 287 and Saint Francis Court (Rt. 722). The developers are considering a boundary line adjustment, and …

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Lifestyle

Mosby Heritage Area Association to Host a Talk on The VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market

24 Sep 2014

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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will host a talk on October 19, on the VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market and the Berkeley Family of Aldie. The talk will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Aldie Methodist Church, 39325 John Mosby Hwy in Aldie and after, a tour will be offered of the Berkeley House across the street …

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LVHS Senior to Open for Luke Brindley and Chris Ayer

22 Sep 2014

Local Loudoun Valley High School Senior Grant Frazier will open for Chris Ayer and Luke Brindley in a Buncearoo ‘curated event’ on Friday, September 26, at Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. on 120 W. Main Street in Purcellville.

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5K for Local Breast Cancer Patients

18 Sep 2014

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On Sunday, October 19, Wayside Farm Fun in Berryville is hosting a 5K to raise money for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, an amazing charity that helps local breast cancer patients. The race is a 5K cross-country trail run/walk through the fields of Wayside Farm Fun at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great Harvest Bread will be …

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Wild Loudoun

Nature, Moving from Season To Season on a Wing and a Prayer

3 Sep 2014

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The term “on a wing and a prayer,” or “coming in on one wing and a prayer” is a WWII reference to the hardships pilots faced desperately trying to guide their disabled aircraft home and land safely, rather than be lost between the last place they were seen and the home base they were so desperately trying to reach. Using …

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Around Virginia

Governor McAuliffe Announces Measures to Expand Healthcare Services to Over 200,000 Virginians

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Launches 10-step plan that will reach Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians. This plan is an unprecedented action by any governor in Virginia history and includes authorizations of four emergency regulations, one executive order, and …

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VDOE Names Chief Academic Officer

Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples today announced that John William “Billy” Haun of Charlottesville will become the Virginia Department of Education’s chief academic officer, taking the position of assistant superintendent of instruction on September 1. “I am delighted that Billy is bringing his knowledge, leadership and innovative ideas …

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LaRock Appointed to Joint Commission on Technology and Science

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Speaker of the House William Howell has appointed Delegate Dave LaRock as a member of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS), effective immediately and lasting for the duration of his term in the House of Delegates. The Commission meets several times throughout the year to “Study all aspects …

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Sports

Little League Season Update

8 Aug 2014

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By Carri Michon This spring 2014 Upper Loudoun Little League season found drenching rains making fields unplayable on a regular basis. Over 100 games were rescheduled due to wet, soggy fields, said league president, Norris Beavers. “The most I have ever remembered in my 28 years of volunteering with Upper …

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Ida Lee NFL Flag Football League Registration Ends July 28

20 Jul 2014

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Registration for the Fall 2014 NFL Flag Football league is currently ongoing for boys and girls, ages six to 14, and spots are filling fast. To secure a spot in the league, participants must register by Monday, July 28, 2014. The Ida Lee NFL Flag Football League is the premier …

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Letters

Where Is the Money?

3 Sep 2014

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I’ve been reading a lot lately that Social Security is a drag on the deficit that must be reformed. But aren’t payroll taxes the sole …

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Sign the Petition

3 Sep 2014

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Loudoun Water’s proposed construction of twin 189’ water towers at the very dangerous intersection of Red Hill Road and Stone School Lane is flawed. Red …

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Twin Water Towers Do Not Belong Here

3 Sep 2014

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Loudoun Water needs water storage in the Transition Zone to accommodate growth, and proposes twin 189’ water towers at the intersection of Red Hill Road …

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