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September 3, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on September Calendar
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Ongoing events
Saturdays, September 12 to October 17, Interpreting Scripture Through Visual Arts, from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Jonathan Holland, artist and youth pastor, will take you on a journey to create powerful and moving art rooted within the Bible. Cost is $105. Go to opusoaks.org.

On Saturday, September 12 at noon, Sunday, September 13 at 1:00 p.m., September 26 at noon and September 27 at 1:00 p.m., StageCoach Theatre Company presents “Puss in Boots” – Children’s Outdoor Theatre. Visit www.stagecoachtc.com.

September 8 to October 27, Tuesdays, Gentle Yoga at Middleburg Community Center, 300 W Washington St, Middleburg. For ages 55 and older. From noon to 1:00 p.m. Call 540-687-6375 to register.

September Events
September 3, Thursday, Blood Pressure Screenings from 11:00 a.m. – noon at the Lovettsville Community Center, E. Broad Way, Lovettsville. … Continue Reading

Annual Dog Swim September 12, Ida Lee Park

September 2, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Annual Dog Swim September 12, Ida Lee Park
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Saturday, September 12, Ida Lee Park will hold its annual Dog Swim at the AV Symington Aquatic Center.  Come on down to the pool with your four-legged friends for them to enjoy a swim and play off-leash. 

The pool will be open for the dogs-only swim from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Dog handlers must be 16 years or older and are limited to two dogs.  All dogs must be at least six months old, legally licensed, vaccinated and wearing a visible dog license. 

Children nine years old and younger will need to remain in the snack area of the pool deck.  The fee is $5.00 per dog, payable at the front entrance.  Handlers are responsible for their dogs and no food is allowed.

For more information go to www.idalee.org or call 703-777-1368.

46th Annual Bluemont Fair

September 2, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on 46th Annual Bluemont Fair
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Have some old fashioned family fun at a “Green” Country Fair featuring traditional crafts (juried), local art and authors, craft and farming demonstrations, music: traditional, blues and country, 10k race, free children’s fair, farm animals, llamas and alpacas, quilt display, colonial blacksmith, homemade food, fresh and dried flowers, pie-baking/pickle-making contest, antiques & collectables, local wine-tasting, breweries and gourmet treats, historic slide show, bee-keepers and hives, model railroad display and antique caboose, pre-Civil War Country Store, farmer’s market, and more, set in historic village in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. September 19 and 20- 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. No Pets. For more information go to bluemontfair.org or call 540 554-2367.

Purcellville Mayor Stage Side Chat

September 2, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Purcellville Mayor Stage Side Chat
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Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser will be hosting a stage side chat at Carver Center on Wednesday, September 23, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. The purpose of this discussion forum, to which all residents and neighboring residents are invited, is to hear from our citizens on all matters concerning Purcellville. It’s an opportunity to openly voice issues, concerns, ideas, and solutions. “Please plan to attend, and let me hear from you,” said Mayor Fraser.

Carver Center September Events

September 2, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Carver Center September 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.

September 8, Tuesday, Hearing Aid Presentation
10:30 to 11:00 a.m., non-members pay a $2 facility drop-in fee
(Ages 18 and older) Joan Cassidy of Northern Virginia Resource Center for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Persons (NVRC) will conduct a brief presentation on “Hearing Aids – What you should know before you buy!”

September 10, Thursday, Fall Supper Club
Wine Kitchen on the Creek, Frederick, Md.
4:00 to 8:00 p.m., registration closes at 4:00 p.m. September 3
(Ages 18 and older) Transportation available to and from restaurant from Carver Center for $6 fee. Each person pays for own dinner and tip. … Continue Reading

Historic Village Prepares for 46th Annual Bluemont Fair

August 25, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Historic Village Prepares for 46th Annual Bluemont Fair
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The sleepy Blue Ridge village of Bluemont in western-most Loudoun County, Virginia, is bustling with activity as it prepares for the 46th ANNUAL BLUEMONT FAIR, September 19 & 20, 2015 from 10AM to 5PM both days, rain or shine. Admission is still only $5/adults, under 10 free, with free parking available. One-way traffic and crosswalks will be enforced in the village to ensure pedestrian safety. As always, the beautifully renovated Schoolhouse, grounds, and the entire village, will be alive with music, crafts, activities, and food.

Bluemont’s distinctive logo reflecting this year’s theme: “Farm Tools and Musical Instruments” was created by former Bluemonter, Jen Brady. Her winning design is created in a charming child-like style and graces the poster, T-shirt, and other fair memorabilia.

Always mindful of the natural beauty of the area and the need to provide good stewardship, Bluemont continues a “Green” approach to the Fair. Whenever possible recycled materials are used and easily identifiable receptacles encourage recycling of bottles and cans. Re-usable shopping bags with an abbreviated rendering of 2011’s popular Birds of Bluemont logo will be available for sale at a nominal price at various sites throughout the fair to encourage fairgoers to reduce use of plastic bags.

Fair weekend begins with the 37th Bluemont Road Race, beginning at 8AM. Terrain on the course is rolling at times, with a total ascent of 222 feet over mostly gravel and paved roads, beginning and ending at Great County Farms. Registration is $25 until Midnight, 8/30/15, $30 until midnight 9/13/15 and $35 on race day (exact change or check, please!) The awards ceremony will immediately follow and each participant will receive a Bluemont Race t-shirt with this year’s distinctive logo. More information and application can be found at www.bluemontfair.org

The 24rd Annual Pickle-Making/Pie-Baking Contest will take place on Saturday, September 19 at the E.E. Lake Store. Entries, labeled with the creator’s name and “contestant’s” title out of sight, should be delivered to the E.E. Lake Store by 11AM. Judging will take place at noon with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards for two categories of pie (fruit/other) and pickles (cucumber/other). First place winners in each category will receive a commemorative pickle or pie plate. All winners will receive ribbons and bragging rights. Afterwards slices of the pie “contestants” will be available for purchase at a nominal fee. More information can be found at www.bluemontfair.org Step next door into E.E. Lake Store for some delicious fresh baked goods and canned delights.

The Wine Tasting Venue and the Beer Garden, combined last year, was such a success we’re doing it again!! Enjoy your favorite libation in a relaxed setting with music, gourmet treats, and stunning views of the Blue Ridge. Entrance to the Wine and Beer Garden is free with admission to the fair, however you must be 21 to purchase alcoholic beverages. Souvenir beer and wine glasses will be sold for $5, with $1 for tastings and $5 for filled glasses. This is a great venue in which to relax mid-day or before heading home—by means of a designated driver, of course! You will also be able to purchase sealed products for home consumption.

The Snickersville Academy, a log cabin built in 1825 which was the first schoolhouse and house of worship in the village, will once again be open for free tours both days. The Hatcher family generously gave it to Friends of Bluemont in 2010 and the group has completely restored it.

Both days of the fair feature food, crafts, music and lots of activities for all ages throughout the historic village. On the Old Schoolhouse grounds will be scores of juried crafters displaying their wares. Many crafters offer demonstrations, including paper-maker, Joe Cunningham, as well as wood carvers, basket weavers, potters, word turners, quilters, and broom makers. Additionally, Ron Light of Lighthouse Woodworking has a new line featuring a re-creation of the first poster Bluemont Fair design depicting our beloved village up to the gap. The design will be available on trivets, hanging wall plaques and benches. The wide array of crafts and original art available for purchase include photography, hand-made brooms, baskets, spinning and weaving, birdhouses, wood carving, ceramics and pottery, jewelry, dolls, fiber arts, soaps and lotions, and much more. Artisans present include 2014-1st Place Juried Crafts winner, Pappy’s Wooden Dreams: “Handcrafted Toys for Big Imaginations”.

Plentiful food vendors will offer a variety of foods and treats, from down-home to international. This year the Bluemont Fair is pleased to host three new local food vendors including Cajun cooking from the Jambalaya Brothers, The Sprouted Spoon offering paleo-friendly options, and Tailgater Toby serving gourmet hot dogs and BBQ, along with our returning vendors that serve everything from apple dumplings to tzatziki. Antiques and other collectible treasures will be displayed by a variety of vendors at the Antique Flea Market. Be sure to stop by and see the alpacas, llamas, and sheep and consider purchasing articles made from their prized wool. Members of the local weavers guild will also be present to demonstrate their craft and provide hands-on opportunities. Ever-popular Organ Grinder,

Terry Bender and his mechanical friends, will perform musical selections on his large German street organ. Local bee-keepers will once again bring their working honey-bee colony – a fair favorite – with many varieties of honey and bee-related items for sale.

Bluemont’s railroad history is celebrated with an extensive model railroad display in the Shed behind the Community Center. The models come complete with replicas of Bluemont’s historic buildings. A special hands-on set will also be available for “engineers” of all ages to operate. Be sure to stop by and tour the genuine red Caboose ensconced on actual tracks behind the old schoolhouse. Once again the renovated Mill at the end of Railroad St., near the site of the long-gone Bluemont Train Station, will be open and offer an exhibit of railroad memorabilia. Also in attendance will be Rosemary, of Hair Cuts by Rosemary, to provide new coiffures to fairgoers.

At the E.E. Lake Store home-made jams, jellies and baked goods are available for purchase, along with Bluemont memorabilia. Be sure to also visit the Art Show and Sale and Children’s Art Exhibit in the Community Center. All young artists are invited to submit works for display at the Children’s Art Exhibit: more information at www.bluemontfair.org

Music and entertainment this year include new events: a square dance, Chorus of the Old Dominion serenading folks walking through the fair, and youth performers. We’ve got country, folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, gospel, singer-songwriters, and rock n’ roll, plus two dance troupes on three stages (see schedule at end of release). Archeologist Dave Clark will also be on hand to share his display of found-objects and bones which evoke the area’s rich past.

The Bluemont General Store at the northern end of the village is a 150+ year old country store that was established prior to the Civil War and has operated almost continually thereafter, will offer the modern convenience of an ATM machine, in addition to food (including hormone-free milk in glass bottles, fresh eggs from the store-owned farm, local grass-fed organic beef, ice-cream, and sandwiches), souvenirs, and more music.

One of the most charming aspects of the weekend is the extraordinary Children’s Fair, Bluemont’s gift to its youngest visitors. Face painting, clowns, farm animals and lots of hands-on activities are offered for kids of all ages, most free of charge. Pony rides are available nearby for a small additional fee, as is the popular Rock-Climbing Wall, and pedal cars for very young drivers.

The 150+ year old Old Stone Church across from the Old Schoolhouse will house two very popular events. In the Sanctuary, an extensive Quilt exhibit, provided by the Waterford Quilters Guild, features antique quilts made in the 1880’s to new quilts made this year. Come see the contrast and harmony between the two in the beautiful church setting of wooden pews and stained glass windows. Meanwhile downstairs in the church basement the traditional slide shows of Bluemont’s past: “When the Trains Came to Bluemont” and “Bluemont: 1864” will be presented at 12:30, 1 and 1:30pm both days. The first show describes Bluemont’s heyday during the early 1900s when it was the last stop on the W&OD Railroad, now known mostly as the name of the bike trail which sits on its track bed. The second show describes an actual Civil War skirmish that occurred right in the center of the village!

The Bluemont Fair is sponsored by the Bluemont Citizens Association. Proceeds go toward paying for the village’s street lights, providing scholarships for local students, improvements to the village’s historic buildings such as the E.E. Lake Store and the Snickersville Academy, and community beautification. In addition, the BCA donates to local service organizations and provides display opportunities at the fair for local non-profit organizations, including The Friends of Bluemont, Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Boulder Crest Retreat for Wounded Warriors, and the Snickersville Turnpike Association.

Absolutely No Pets (except service animals) admitted.

Bluemont is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge on Snickersville Turnpike (Rt. 734) about one hour west of the District of Columbia, 17 miles west of Leesburg and east of Winchester via Route 7. For more information, call: 540-554-2376 (voice mail), write: Bluemont Fair, P.O.Box 217, Bluemont, VA 20135, or visit www.bluemontfair.org

MUSIC SCHEDULE 2015

COMMUNITY CENTER

Saturday
11 am– SpaceCanoe
12 noon– Blue Ridge Thunder Cloggers
1 pm– Justin Trawick and the Common Good
2 pm– Esther Haynes
3 pm– Celtic School of Dance

Sunday
11 am– Spiritual Harmonizers
12 noon –- the plate scrapers
1 PM–– Jake and the Burtones
2 PM–– Atoka Chase
3 PM–- I-IV-Vs

FLEA MARKET

Saturday
11 AM–– Julia Kasdorf
12 noon–– Beako
1 pm– Sometimes Sisters
2 pm–Square dance workshop
Featuring the Plank Stompers
3 pm–Square dance workshop
Featuring the Plank Stompers

Sunday
11 am– Mink’s Miracle Medicine
12 noon– Celtic Union
1 pm– Caitlin Schneiderman
2 pm– Annie Stokes
3 pm– Billy and Bob

STONE’S FIELD
Saturday
10 am– The Immortals
12 noon– TBA
1 pm– KIDS GAMES
2 pm– Bach to Rock Lansdowne

Sunday
10 am– students of Julia Kasdorf
12 noon– Oaktones Youth Band
1 pm– KIDS GAMES
2 pm– Shamrock Music Showcase

Register for Rally for the Cure™

August 24, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Register for Rally for the Cure™
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Want to participate in a fun tournament for a great cause? Then sign up to participate in the Stoneleigh Women’s Golf Association’s annual Rally for the Cure ™ golf tournament in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month! This is a great opportunity to play at the golf course recently cited as being the Prettiest Golf Course in Northern Virginia by Golf Magazine and recently awarded a 3.5 star rating by Golf Digest.

The format is a four-person scramble so men and women of all golf abilities are invited!

The Date is September 27, 2015 – registration is open NOW and closes Wednesday, September 23.

To register, call the Stoneleigh Golf Pro Shop at 540-338-GOLF (4653). Prizes, lunch and raffle follow the tournament. Guest fees of $75.00 include golf cart, lunch, green fee, and Rally for the cure ™ registration fee to be paid by check to Stoneleigh Women’s Golf Association. Receipts will be available at registration.

LCSO Announces 36th Citizens’ Police Academy

August 24, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on LCSO Announces 36th Citizens’ Police Academy
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Loudoun County Sheriff Michael L. Chapman announced the formation of the 36th Citizens’ Police Academy, which will commence on September 15, 2015.

Members of the class will participate in training classes taught by Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office personnel. The classes provide an overview of all the aspects of law enforcement within the agency. Members of the class may also have the option of participating in a ride-a-long with a deputy after completing the academy. … Continue Reading

Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra to Perform in Winchester for Bluemont Concert Series

August 22, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra to Perform in Winchester for Bluemont Concert Series
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The Bluemont Concert Series is proud to present Martinsburg Jazz Orchestra on Friday, August 28th at 7:30 PM for the final of nine Friday evening concerts held at the Old Frederick County Courthouse (Old Courthouse Civil War Museum) on the downtown mall in historic Winchester.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, and a picnic to enjoy before the show. All Winchester concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont friends and seniors, $2 for kids under twelve. As at all Bluemont concerts, no pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed. In case of bad weather, the concerts are held indoors at the Winchester First Presbyterian Church, located at 116 S Loudoun St. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Hosts First Northern Virginia Regional CIT Coalition Meeting

August 16, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Loudoun County Hosts First Northern Virginia Regional CIT Coalition Meeting
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The Loudoun County Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) recently hosted the first-ever regional meeting of Northern Virginia agencies to further develop resources and establish instruction and collaborative efforts between the CIT teams.

The Northern Virginia Regional CIT Coalition meeting included instructors certified in crisis intervention from the law enforcement community, the mental health community, the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), and private citizens that share their stories on what it is like to have a mental illness. … Continue Reading

Carver Center August Events

August 7, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Carver Center August 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.

August 12, Wednesday
Fall Class and Activity Registration for Seniors from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Registration Day for all PRCS fall trips, classes and activities.

August 12, Wednesday
Excursion with Ken – Wilson’s Wild Animal Park from 12-2:30 p.m. Non-members pay a $2 drop-in fee. For ages 55 and older.

August 13, Thursday from 4-8 p.m.
Summer Supper Club goes to Alexander’s in Buckeystown, Md. Transportation costs $6. Call 571-258-3400 to register.

August 19, Wednesday
Big Bad Drama Company Presents A Simple Task by Alan Haehnel from 12:30-2 p.m. Free, but school supply donations accepted. For all ages.

August 19, Wednesday
Lunch Bunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to the Cheesecake Factory in Sterling. Transportation cost is $4. For ages 55 and older. Call 571-258-3400 to register.

This Month In History: August, 1878 – Temperance Movement Lights a Fire in Purcellville

August 7, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on This Month In History: August, 1878 – Temperance Movement Lights a Fire in Purcellville
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In August of 1878, the Good Templars of Loudoun County began a series of annual religious temperance rallies. Originally held in an area known as Dillon’s Woods, speakers railed against the evils of alcohol – popular throughout the region, devotees streamed into Purcellville, arriving by train, horseback, buggies and stagecoach. In 1903, an amphitheater was built. Later named the Bush Tabernacle, it hosted temperance groups, politicians such as Williams Jennings Bryan and evangelists such as Billy Sunday, who spoke there in 1931. In later years the Bush Tabernacle featured country western stars such as Patsy Cline. The building was added to The National Register of Historic Places in 2010 and today hosts all manner of community events, shows and fairs.

Kicking Off Farm To Fork With Music

July 1, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Kicking Off Farm To Fork With Music
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Kicking off this year’s Farm-to-Fork Loudoun project is the second annual Farm, Fork & Art, with music added: a special concert from home grown, award winning folk and Americana singer-songwriter Andrew McKnight. Farm, Fork, Art & Music begins at 6 p.m. sharp at the unique Trinity House Cafe located at 101 E. Market St. in Leesburg on Wednesday, July 22, the night before the fourth annual Farm-to-Fork Loudoun kicks-off. The event is free and open to the public.

Doors open at 5 p.m. for first come first serve seating in the Cafe’s back yard area. Appetizers, entrees and desserts from their regular menu, as well as a preview of their Farm-to-Fork Loudoun menu, will be available to purchase and enjoy, along with various soft drinks, wine and beer.

Since permanently leaving his corporate environmental engineering career in 1996, Lincoln resident Andrew McKnight has traveled nearly a million miles of blue highways, and earned a wealth of critical acclaim and enthusiastic fans nationwide for his performances and seven recordings.

Farm-to-Fork Loudoun is an 11-day countywide event highlighting locally sourced foods and celebrating the true bounty of Loudoun from July 23 through Aug. 2. Farm fresh food is incorporated into special menus prepared by each of the participating restaurant chefs and offered to guests. This year features 23 special and diverse spots and one food truck from which to choose throughout the entire county. For details go to www.FarmToForkLoudoun.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Four Scouts Achieve Eagle Scout Rank

3 Feb 2016

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Joel Gicker, Kyle Siecker, Sam Soltis and David Watson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Purcellville on January 9. The four Eagles are members of Troop 711 of …

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8th Grade Writers Honored At Blue Ridge Middle School

2 Jul 2015

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Sixty-seven Blue Ridge Middle School eighth graders have been honored for their writing during the 2014-2015 school year. Many students had their writing selected for publication by Creative Communication, a program for student writers, while others won county-wide writing contests. …

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Ben Kellogg Achieves Eagle Scout

1 Jul 2015

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Benjamin Robert Kellogg achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Purcellville on March 29. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents, Robert and Deirdre Kellogg. …

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Hamilton Town Hall

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Franklin Park Arts Center

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Lobster Day with Chef Seb at North Gate Vineyard

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Spring Wine Glass Painting with Penny

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

TGIF @ North Gate Vineyard!

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

The Sprouted Spoon Food Truck at North Gate Vineyard

Nathaniel Davis Live at North Gate Vineyard

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Celebrate Mother's Day at North Gate Vineyard!

Mother's Day Brunch at Breaux

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Dog Day at Breaux Vineyards

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YMCA of Loudoun County to Hold Job Fair

30 Apr 2016

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The YMCA is hiring summer camp Site Supervisors, Sr. Camp Counselors, Camp Counselors, and Jr. Camp Counselors who will work with children ages 5-12 in Loudoun County in our summer day camp programs. Site Supervisors will be responsible for supervising a summer camp program with 30-70 children and for planning, coordinating, and implementing all summer camp activities under the guidelines …

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5K and 10K “Ringing in Hope” Race Slated for Memorial Day

27 Apr 2016

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The third annual “Ringing in Hope” 5K and 10K race will be held on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) at One Loudoun. A 1K fun run/walk will also be held. The 5K begins at 8:00 a.m., the 10K at 8:10 a.m. and the 1K at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, a retreat for America’s seriously wounded warriors …

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Bluegrass Performers Reno and Harrell To Appear at Lucketts on April 23

15 Apr 2016

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The Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series continues its 42nd season of weekly concerts at the Lucketts Community Center on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. with a show featuring Reno and Harrell. Tickets are $15 at the door, and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, snacks and drinks will be available at the kitchen.

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Update: Remains Located in Shenandoah National Park; Search Efforts Suspended

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Virginia Trooper Shot and Killed at Richmond Bus Terminal

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A Virginia State Police trooper has died as a result of his injuries after being shot on March 31 at the Greyhound Bus station in the 2900 block of North Boulevard in Richmond. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached a male subject just inside …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Designation of Four New Virginia Main Street Communities

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the designation of four communities in the Virginia Main Street (VMS) program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The newly-designated communities include the town of Wytheville, the cities of Danville and Lexington and Gloucester Courthouse in Gloucester County. The communities …

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Western Loudon Volleyball Club “Hitmen” Team Finishes Second

3 Feb 2016

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The Western Loudon Volleyball Club U14 boys team, called the “Hitmen,” finished second in a tournament held January 17. This is the first ever boys team for the WLVBC (and only the second boys club in the area). Coach Allan Kotmel led the seven-member team. WLVBC started eight years ago, …

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ODFC West Travel Soccer Program Shines

2 Dec 2015

ODFCsoccerpics

The Old Dominion Football Club West boys and girls middle school travel soccer program scored big the weekend of November 21 and 22.  The girls Quest Premier 22 team took home the championship in the U12 Girls Premier Division of the Hunt Country Classic located in Fauquier County. The boys …

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