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Team Mathias 5K and Family Fun Run To Be Held June 13

June 12, 2015 by Contributor Events, Lifestyle Be the first to comment
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Team Mathias and Be The Match are excited to co-host this year’s 5K and Family Fun Run to raise awareness for childhood cancer on Saturday, June 13, at the Village at Leesburg. The race will start at 8:30am. It will be a family fun event with activities for all ages with music, lots of kid’s activities, food and fun. Smokehouse Live will host the after party. To register, visit www.bethematchfoundation.org/TeamMathias. … Continue Reading

Next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event Set for June 27

June 12, 2015 by Contributor Events, Lifestyle Be the first to comment
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Loudoun residents are invited to participate in the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, at Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive in South Riding.

Loudoun residents are welcome to bring Household Hazardous Waste from their homes to these events. Typical HHW includes: fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint thinners, metal polishes, rust removers, wood preservatives, furniture polish, waxes, pesticides/insecticides/herbicides, pool chemicals, and expired fuel. … Continue Reading

Mosby Ranger Reunion on June 6

June 3, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Events, Lifestyle Be the first to comment
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The Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion will be on June 6 at 10:00 a.m. This gathering brings together not only descendants of soldiers who rode with Col. Mosby and his Rangers, but also people interested in the Civil War, local history, and heritage.

The program at the Middleburg Community Center, 300 W. Washington St. in Middleburg, will feature Mosby historians and authors offering first-person interpretations, including David Goetz, Eric W. Buckland, Don Hakenson and Gary Carroll as Col. Mosby. A roll call will be read, allowing descendants a chance to stand and count on behalf of their ancestor’s Company within the 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry. Lunch is included. … Continue Reading

Carver Center June Events

June 3, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Events, Lifestyle Be the first to comment
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The Carver Center is at 200 Willie Palmer Way in Purcellville. Call 571-258-3400 to sign up for the following programs.

Fathers’ Day Celebration
June 19, Friday, from noon to 3:00 p.m. Bus tickets are $2. For ages 55 and older. Take the Carver bus for a tour of the Mad Horse Brewery in Lovettesville to celebrate Fathers’ Day. After the tour you are invited to taste the beers for $5.

Introduction to Watercolor Painting
June 3 to July 15 Wednesdays, 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. Class cost is $20. For ages 55 and older. Participants will learn the basics of watercolor painting in a fun and supportive environment. All supplies will be provided.

Watercolor Phase Two
June 8 to July 13 Mondays. 10:00 a.m. to noon. Class cost is $30. For ages 55 and older. A class for students who have a basic understanding of working with watercolors.

Senior Outreach Services
Appointments may be made for first or third Mondays between 12:30 and 5:00 p.m. For ages 55 and older. Get confidential assistance linking you to services and support in the community. Call 703-737-8741 to make your appointment or sign up at Carver.

New Exhibit of Photography by Loudoun County High School Students

May 31, 2015 by Contributor Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on New Exhibit of Photography by Loudoun County High School Students
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The Leesburg Commission on Public Art is pleased to announce a new art exhibit on the second floor in the Leesburg Town Hall at 25 West Market Street. The Town of Leesburg 2nd Floor Exhibit Hall features rotating displays by Loudoun County Public School students.
The new exhibit features analogue (film) and digital photography by 10th, 11th and 12th grade students at Loudoun County High School. The student work showcases the best in traditional darkroom photography as well as the best of their digital photography spanning the entire 2014-2015 school year. Subject matters explored ranged from creative interpretation of a theme to specific topics. Many of these students are pursuing art careers in their post-secondary education.

An opening reception is planned for Friday, June 5, from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., as part of the monthly First Friday celebration of the arts.

Honor Fallen Servicemen in Purcellville

May 20, 2015 by Contributor Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Honor Fallen Servicemen in Purcellville
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The Town of Purcellville encourages all citizens to honor our fallen veterans on Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, at a Memorial Day Ceremony to begin at 11:45 a.m. at Town Hall, 221 S. Nursery Ave. in Purcellville. A detailed program of the ceremony can be found on the Town’s website calendar. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Board Recognizes National Emergency Medical Services Week

May 16, 2015 by Contributor Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Loudoun County Board Recognizes National Emergency Medical Services Week
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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has officially proclaimed May 17-23, as Emergency Medical Services Week in Loudoun County. By formally recognizing these emergency medical professionals, Loudoun County hopes to bring awareness to the public regarding the critical roles our emergency medical providers play in our citizens’ day to day lives.

EMS Week joins together local communities and medical personnel to emphasize the safety of our citizens and honor the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.” This year’s National EMS Week theme, “EMS: Strong” recognizes the important contributions and dedication of EMS practitioners in safeguarding the health, safety and well-being of their communities. … Continue Reading

Second Annual Music And Arts Festival

May 12, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Arts, Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Second Annual Music And Arts Festival
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Purcellville’s Second Annual Music & Arts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 16 from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. at Fireman’s Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave. Last year’s inaugural event drew approximately 2,000 attendees. This free, family oriented day will feature live music, a juried art show, local food, beer, wine, workshops, arts and crafts, and children’s activities. The event is sponsored by Carl Fisher of United Real Estate, Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Loudoun Valley Arts, and the Purcellville Arts Council. “For me, personally, it is a bit like a “homecoming” after my four-year run with “Arts in the Alley”, only this is more fun because there are a lot of dedicated volunteers working very hard to make this an enjoyable family event that will give others a chance to experience a bit of the unique culture of this very special area. As the primary event sponsor, I couldn’t be happier, having now gone “full circle” supporting an undertaking I have real passion for,” said Fisher.

The line-up and schedule has been confirmed and is as follows:

MAIN STAGE:
The Shamrockers (Rock) – 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The I, IV, V’s (Blues) – 12 – 1 p.m.
The Immortals (Rock) – 2 – 3 p.m.
The Darby Brothers (80’s Rock) – 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Robbie Limon Band (70’s Rock) – 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.

GAZEBO STAGE:
Nikki Lynn (Pop) – 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Mateo Monk (Jazz/Fusion) – 1 – 2 p.m.
Victor Torres (Rock/Country) – 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Minks Miracle Medicine (Folk Rock) – 4:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

COMMUNITY STAGE:
Franklin Park Big Band – 10:30- 11:30 a.m.
Chorus of Old Dominion – 12 – 12:30 p.m.
Loudoun Musical Theatre – 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Valley Jazz Band – 4 – 5 p.m.

ART HALL:
Moon Music
Hamilton Trio
Alie Campbell & Stephen Coakley
Stuart Hill – Native American Flute
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Free Spay & Neuter Clinic for Loudoun Community Cats Scheduled for May 17

May 10, 2015 by Contributor Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Free Spay & Neuter Clinic for Loudoun Community Cats Scheduled for May 17
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The newly formed Loudoun Community Cat Coalition will hold a free spay and neuter clinic focused solely on community cats Sunday, May 17, 2015, at Leesburg Veterinary Hospital, 19463 James Monroe Highway in Leesburg. Each cat served at the free clinic will be spayed or neutered, vaccinated, provided medical care as needed, and ear tipped. Ear-tipping of the left ear of community cats indicates that the cat has been sterilized and vaccinated. Details about the clinic and a link to register are online at www.loudouncommunitycats.org. Non-Loudoun residents are welcome to participate in the clinic; however a fee of $50 will be assessed for each cat receiving surgical services. … Continue Reading

Celebrate Town of Hamilton May 30

May 6, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Celebrate Town of Hamilton May 30
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The annual town of Hamilton parade and festivities will be Saturday, May 30.

The day will begin with the second running of a cross country race for the kids – the Hamilton Point to Point – beginning at 8 a.m. on the grounds of Hamilton Elementary School. All children in kindergarten through eighth grade are invited to register for the races – a ½ mile run for kindergarten through third grade and the second race for fourth and fifth graders. The final run will be a 2-mile race for middle school students. Registration forms can be downloaded at www.town.hamilton.va.us.

The Hamilton Day Parade down W. Colonial Highway is at 11:00 a.m. starting at the Hamilton Safety Center, going through town and ending at the corner of Reid Street (by Lowry’s Crab Shack and the LDS church). All decorated bicycles, walking costumed children, 4H, ball teams, dance troupes, local businesses, antique cars etc. are called to join the parade. … Continue Reading

Free Public Information Session on Historic Districts

May 6, 2015 by Andrea Gaines Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Free Public Information Session on Historic Districts
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Property owners and members of the public are invited to a free historic districts and conservation easements information session scheduled for Sunday, May 17 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House in the village of Lincoln.

The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Preservation Foundation and The Lincoln Community League, in cooperation with the Loudoun County Department of Planning and Zoning. Loudoun County is home to six historic and cultural conservation districts – including Aldie, Bluemont, Goose Creek, Oatlands, Taylorstown and Waterford. A seventh historic roadways district – the Beaverdam Historic Roadways District – protects a network of 32 rural roads in the southwest corner of county. Separate historic districts in Leesburg, Middleburg and Purcellville come under the jurisdiction of their respective towns. All historic districts in Loudoun County, with the exception of the Beaverdam Historic Roadways District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. … Continue Reading

Carver Center May Events

May 5, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Carver Center May Events
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The Carver Center is at 200 Willie Palmer Way in Purcellville. ?Call 571-258-3400 to sign up for the following programs.

Mothers’ Day Dance
May 8, Friday, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $3. For ages 55 and older.

Ongoing Events

Creative Writing for Beginners
Tuesdays from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. For ages 18 and older. Non-members pay $2. A weekly group for anyone interested in exploring the writing process. … Continue Reading

Over 50,000 Meals Packaged at Western Loudoun County Stop Hunger Now Event

April 27, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Events, Faith, Lifestyle Comments Off on Over 50,000 Meals Packaged at Western Loudoun County Stop Hunger Now Event
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On Saturday, April 11 over 300 volunteers from across the county met at Round Hill Elementary School to support the 5th Annual Western Loudoun County Stop Hunger Now event. Enthusiastically working in highly organized production lines, they packaged 50,328 meals in less than 3 hours against a background of music and cheers as production goals were met. Volunteers included a wide range of individuals and families from across Loudoun County as well as community groups from several churches, Boy and Girl Scout troops, sports teams, school groups, and emergency services organizations.

This annual event is sponsored and organized by Round Hill United Methodist Church.

According to Pastor Witt, this year’s event once again exceeded expectations. Fund raising goals needed to pay for the food and packaging materials were met and volunteer turnout grew for the fifth consecutive year. Round Hill UMC began sponsoring this community event after church members were introduced to the Stop Hunger Now organization in 2010 at their annual conference. The first Western Loudoun County Stop Hunger event at Round Hill UMC in 2011 packaged 25,000 meals. Community support for this annual project grew rapidly and the event was moved to the much larger Round Hill Elementary School location in 2013. Over the past 5 years, the Western Loudoun Stop Hunger Now campaign has packaged more than 350,000 individual meals for shipment to Uganda, Haiti, Philippines, and Burkina Faso.

During this year’s event, volunteers assembled and packed individual meals by manning a series of measuring, weighing, filling, sealing, and packing stations. Each dehydrated rice/soy meal is designed to be nutritionally sound and culturally acceptable across the globe. Meals are also fortified with 23 essential vitamins and nutrients since research shows that one in three people in developing countries suffer serious vitamin and mineral deficiencies. The meals packed at this year’s event were transferred to a holding warehouse in Lynchburg VA to await mid-May shipment to a priority third world location to be selected by the Stop Hunger Now organization.

This event is part of a much larger effort to relieve hunger in some of the world’s most distressed areas. The Raleigh NC-based Stop Hunger Now organization was founded in 1998 by Ray Buchanan, an ordained United Methodist minister with the vision of ending hunger in his lifetime. Buchanan, who served in the U.S. Marine Corps in Vietnam, previously founded and spent 18 years as co-director of the Society of St. Andrew, a Virginia-based domestic food relief organization. Since inception, Stop Hunger Now has provided over 180 million meals in 65 countries by engaging the support of over 500,000 corporate, student, civic and faith-based volunteers to package meals. This year, Stop Hunger Now expects to package over 45 million meals, and ship over $9 million in donated aid consisting of mainly vitamins and medical supplies to worldwide locations.

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Sustainable Planet

Shell Games

16 Jun 2015

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“Let me be very very clear, for us climate change is real and it’s a threat that we want to act on. We’re not aligning with skeptics.” – Ben van Beurden, chief executive officer of Royal Dutch Shell [1] “What …

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Ask Dr. Mike

Worried About Mid-life Crisis

3 Jun 2015

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Dr. Mike, I think my husband is going through a mid-life crisis, and I’m worried. It started about two years ago. He tries to get away from the kids and me every chance he gets on the weekend. He complains …

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Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth

Brandon Park

3 Jun 2015

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Considering its location – amidst the swirl of transportation axes, commercial and industrial scenery, residential neighborhoods, and the shadow of the busy downtown section of Leesburg, I was surprised to have this quiet little oasis of (mostly) green to myself …

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Just Like Nothing (Else) On Earth: Telegraph Springs Road

6 May 2015

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There’s one guy out here who proudly informs all visitors arriving at his locked gate (at the end of a short driveway) that he owns a firearm and a backhoe; I’ve got a mental note to avoid this address at …

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Sushi's Corner

March Sushi

4 Mar 2015

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Hello everyone, this is Hokie Cat from Fields of Athenry Farm. Sushi is in big trouble as we speak and is residing in doggy dungeon. I am here to fill you in on what took place. My brother Mountie loves …

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Virginia Gardening

Planting an Allergy-Free Garden

5 May 2015

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By Donna Williamson Tom Ogren has a long-time interest in allergy-inducing plants. He has written several books on the topic and in February released his latest The Allergy Fighting Garden. He explains why plants can stir up allergies and has …

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Samuel Moore-Sobel

Good Character Takes Work

3 Jun 2015

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel How is character developed? It is a simple question that requires, I suspect, a somewhat complicated answer. New York Times columnist David Brooks gives us profiles of the mental and moral qualities distinctive to great leaders in …

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Amy V. Smith's Money Talks

Challenges for Blended Families

3 Jun 2015

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By Amy & Dan Smith The blended family has become more the norm than the exception in our society. As with most second marriages, Amy and I came into our marriage with our own children, our own careers and our …

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Student News

Woodgrove High School Senior Garner Signs With Wheaton

2 Apr 2015

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Woodgrove High School senior, Kristen Garner, has signed to swim with Wheaton College in Ilinois She is the first Woodgrove swimmer to sign with a college and will compete on Wheaton’s NCAA Division III team. “I am incredibly honored to …

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Buchanan Earns Eagle Rank

1 Apr 2015

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Harry Buchanan, V, from Waterford, earned his Boy Scout Eagle Rank three days before his 18th birthday. The Eagle Rank is the highest rank from the Boy Scouts of America to award.  Less than 2 percent of all Boy Scouts …

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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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Events

June 2015
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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Friday Night Jazz with Maddy Curtis & Caleb Nei

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Harp Ensemble: Out of the Silence

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Start Your Business (Loudoun)

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Connor Duffy Live at North Gate Vineyard

Circle Unbroken, The Gullah Journey from Africa to America

Harp Ensemble: Out of the Silence

The opera "Adriana Lecouvreur" performed at North Gate Vineyard

Circle Unbroken, The Gullah Journey from Africa to America

Circle Unbroken, The Gullah Journey from Africa to America

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Loudoun Symphonic Winds

Loudoun Symphonic Winds

Gallery Coffeehouse: Readers Theater, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

Gallery Coffeehouse: Readers Theater, Duck Hunter Shoots Angel

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Woodgrove Class of 2015 Baccalaureate

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Six Self-Promotion Strategies to Attract More Ideal Clients

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Last Ham Standing

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10th Annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour

Nathaniel Davis Live at North Gate Vineyard

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Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour

Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Father’s Day at North Gate Vineyard: Oysters & Live Music!

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

June Fourth Fridays at Breaux

Culinary Garden Summer Music Series

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

Creative Movement for Children (Ages 7-10)

Dance Improvisation for Tweens (Ages 11-13)

Ken Wenzel Live at North Gate Vineyard

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Summer Expressions: an exhibit of abstract paintings by artist Rebeca Roman and ceramics by potter Steven Shiraishi

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Moonlight Zip Tours in Middleburg Virginia

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MAIN STREET THEATER: AristoCats

Moonlight Zip Tours in Middleburg Virginia

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

MAIN STREET THEATER: AristoCats

Moonlight Zip Tours in Middleburg Virginia

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Afghan Treasures Trunk Show

Garden Party

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View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

5 May 2015

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Mark Your Calendar, They’ve Asked for Our Input So Let’s Give It To Them By Steady and Nobull The Purcellville Planning Commission has tentatively scheduled a series of public input sessions June 4, 11 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. at town hall for the proposed sweeping zoning changes. These major …

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Editorial

It’s Time We Invest in Public Education

3 Jun 2015

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By Chuck Hedges Delegate David LaRock believes in school choice. So do I. Delegate David LaRock is concerned about children with special needs. So am I. But that’s where our agreement ends. I have worked with children with special needs for some two years. I know the joy that comes with offering an effective program for these children. For 95 …

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Lifestyle

Kids Across Loudoun County to Perform in Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.

18 Jun 2015

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Kids from more than 17 elementary, middle, and high schools from across Loudoun County will be spending their summer “under the sea” as part of Loudoun Centre Theatre’s summer production of Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr. “We had no idea that kids would come from all over the county to audition for the show,” explains Jeffrey Taylor, Loudoun Centre Theatre’s …

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Team Mathias 5K and Family Fun Run To Be Held June 13

12 Jun 2015

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Team Mathias and Be The Match are excited to co-host this year’s 5K and Family Fun Run to raise awareness for childhood cancer on Saturday, June 13, at the Village at Leesburg. The race will start at 8:30am. It will be a family fun event with activities for all ages with music, lots of kid’s activities, food and fun. Smokehouse …

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Next Loudoun County Household Hazardous Waste Event Set for June 27

12 Jun 2015

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Loudoun residents are invited to participate in the next Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) collection event from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Saturday, June 27, at Freedom High School, 25450 Riding Center Drive in South Riding. Loudoun residents are welcome to bring Household Hazardous Waste from their homes to these events. Typical HHW includes: fluorescent bulbs, household batteries, oil-based paints/stains/varnishes, paint …

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Wild Loudoun

Belted Kingfisher – Streamside Rock Star

3 Jun 2015

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It’s hard to say what you noticed first. The cool blue streak of color. The piecing cry – a sharp rattle – here one second and gone the next. The splashy exit as a very spirited bird made off with a very unlucky fish. These are the behaviors, sights and sounds of the belted kingfisher, one of our local waterways’ …

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Around Virginia

Governor Signs Senator Black’s Campus Sexual Assault Bill

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On Thursday, May 28, Sen. Richard Black traveled to Richmond for the bill signing ceremony of his bill, Senate Bill 712, the Campus Sexual Assault Bill. Black’s law will change the way that Virginia’s colleges and universities handle sexual assault cases.  “When I heard about the Hannah Graham case, I …

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McAuliffe Announces Movie To Film in Virginia

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia has been selected as the filming location for “Loving,” a motion picture based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia married couple who, in 1958, were arrested for violating a state law at the time prohibiting interracial marriage. The couple …

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Bipartisan Legislation Hopes To Reduce Wasteful Spending

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U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up on a bipartisan proposal to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending. The Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015 would build on existing law by expanding a program that allows U.S. government …

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Sports

WLVBC Ignite Takes 2nd at Tournament

13 May 2015

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Western Loudoun Volleyball Club U15 Team Ignite placed second at the NVVA 15’s Spring Fling Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, May 10 at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Leesburg. Ignite met the host team, NVVA 15 Fairfax Black, in the finals. “I’m proud of each player for pushing hard through 10 …

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Valley Lady Laxers Off to a Strong Start

6 May 2015

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By Mac Shuford The Loudoun Valley Ladies’ Lacrosse Team is off to a strong 5-2 start this year with their recent victories over district foes Dominion and Park View. After losing seven starters to graduation off last year’s state runner up campaign, Coach Tracey Albro has been busy rebuilding her …

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The Summer Semester Is No Break

3 Jun 2015

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By Mary Rose Lunde So, what should a college student do with their summer? The appropriate response is relax; summer is meant to be a break complete with sleeping until noon each day and marathons of episodes on Netflix. Instead of doing this however, many college students wake up earlier …

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Summer White Out

3 Jun 2015

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By Sarah Nearis Good fashion has a feeling. As we head into June and the warmer summer months, the feeling you want is one of being cool, easily put together, and comfortable. White has a way of cultivating that cool, comfortable feeling. A crisp pair of white capris. A simple …

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Letters

Reflections for Father’s Day, a Child’s Constitutional Rights

15 Jun 2015

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I’ve been a licensed attorney and a father since the late 80’s. Yet, I wonder about how many of our country’s legal theories – theories …

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Minimum Wage: A Wrench in the Gears

3 Jun 2015

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By Delegate Dave LaRock You may have read in the news recently that the second-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles, voted to raise …

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No Tax Increases

1 Apr 2015

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– By Delegate Dave LaRock I’ve heard it said that elections should be held on April 16 so that people would cast their vote while …

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