Home » Events » Recent Articles:

Franklin Park Fall Fest

September 30, 2015 Events Comments Off on Franklin Park Fall Fest
FranklinParkLog2014web(2)

Franklin Park and Franklin Park Arts Center are teaming up to present a Fall Fest of programs, classes and performances to celebrate the autumn season. In fact, you can take a hike on Sunday, October 4 at 9:00 a.m. along 1.5 miles of the trails to look for signs of autumn and art, as the Sticks and Stones outdoor sculpture exhibit extends through the end of the month. Later that evening, imagine the natural world through the eyes of local painter and sculptor, Carmen Barros Howell, who will be featured at the Meet the Artist Coffeehouse at 6:30 p.m. … Continue Reading

The 5th Annual Purcellville Halloween Block Party 

September 30, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on The 5th Annual Purcellville Halloween Block Party 
halloweenblockparty

More than 4,000 people attended the Purcellville Halloween Block Party last year coming from all over Loudoun, Clarke, Fairfax County and beyond. This year the party will be the night before Halloween on Friday, October 30, from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on 21st Street in Old Town Purcellville. The street will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Starting at 5:15 p.m. Last Ham Standing will perform a family friendly free improv comedy show.

They’ll be Halloween themed games for the kids, such as The Rubber Rat Toss, Pumpkin Bowling, Pin the Nose on the Witch, Pumpkin Tic Tac Toe and new this year Rubber Ducky Races. … Continue Reading

Chefs Compete To Benefit Students

September 30, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Chefs Compete To Benefit Students
chefscompete

On Saturday, October 3, doors will open at the grand West Belmont Place Event Center to host the 2015 Loudoun Men Are Cooking event, a tasting party featuring culinary competitions between amateur and professional chefs. The event takes place from 7:00 to 11:00 p.m.

Local community service organizations (Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Psi Rho Omega Chapter and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated, Sigma Mu Mu Chapter), in partnership with Operation Uplift Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit that provides educational support to the diverse population of underprivileged students in Virginia, have been working hard to “Cultivate a Future of Excellence” in Loudoun County. … Continue Reading

Mark Your Calendars: 21st Street Sidewalk Sale

September 30, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Mark Your Calendars: 21st Street Sidewalk Sale
markyourcalendars

Merchants from 21st Street are celebrating the new improvements to the downtown area with its 1st annual 21st Street “New” Sidewalk Sale to be held during Purcellville’s Treasure Sale Saturday and Sunday, October 10 and 11, from 8:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

21st Street’s sidewalks and It’s Bazaar’s rear parking lot will be filled with friends, neighbors and guest dealers with lots and lots of bargains and sale items to fulfill anyone’s shopping list.

Stop by, say hi, grab a cup of coffee, some food and show your support for 21st Street. Want to join 21st St. 1st Annual Sidewalk Sale? Stop by or Call Michael at Re-Love It, 540 751-0707 or Kelley at Its Bazaar, 540 751-9260.

The Gathering Coming To Clarke

September 30, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on The Gathering Coming To Clarke
thegathering

Virginia Native Americans are presenting a traditional harvest festival October 30 – November 1 at the Clarke County Fairgrounds in Berryville called “The Gathering.”  Everyone is invited to “The Gathering” to join the Virginia Harvest Dance, 14th annual Virginia Gourd Festival, Kidz Harvest Fest, Three Sisters Art Challenge and more. Visit www.HarvestGathering.org for more information.

The Gathering is hosted by the non-profit federally recognized Sanctuary on the Trail in partnership with the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society with the support of the Red Road Foundation, Nowa Cumig Institute and Clarke County Parks and Recreation.

Kim Ragland at Boyd’s Nest Restaurant in Berryville has learned to make Indian fry bread and plans to serve up samples during the Farmers Market on October 17. Also on October 17, the Barns of Rose Hill is offering a Native American trio featuring Native American matinee with icon Dennis Banks, Three Sisters Art Challenge artist’s reception and Dark Water Rising live rocky soul concert. 

Loudoun County Offers Workshop for Small Landowners

September 20, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Loudoun County Offers Workshop for Small Landowners
parks and rec

The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation & Community Services is accepting registrations for a workshop designed to help landowners enhance the value of their property. Co-sponsored by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, the Small Landowner Workshop will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Friday, October 2, 2015, at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve, 21085 The Woods Road, Leesburg.

“This is a great opportunity to learn about your land’s potential from a series of experts, whether you own four acres or forty,” said Ron Circé, manager at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. The workshop is geared for owners of 50 acres of land or less. Interested landowners can register for activity #167590 at http://www.loudoun.gov/webtrac through September 25. … Continue Reading

Family Hiking Day on the Trail

September 17, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Family Hiking Day on the Trail
blueridge2

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC), along with its Appalachian Trail (A.T.) Community™ partners and 31 Trail maintaining clubs, invite families to take a hike on the A.T. during the fifth annual Family Hiking Day on Saturday, Sept. 26. Held trail-wide on National Public Lands Day, Family Hiking Day is a program developed by the ATC to introduce and welcome families of all ages and abilities to the A.T.

“The Appalachian Trail Conservancy is proud to host Family Hiking Day for the fifth year,” said Julie Judkins, the ATC’s director of Education and Outreach. “Family Hiking Day is a great way to promote physical activity, entice friends and families to go outdoors, and encourage exploration of the Appalachian Trail’s natural beauty.” … Continue Reading

Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Will Hold Creatures of the Night Soiree

September 13, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Will Hold Creatures of the Night Soiree
IMG_9393

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center—the largest wildlife rescue veterinarian hospital in the Mid-Atlantic—will hold its annual fundraiser, Creatures of the Night Soiree on Saturday, September 26 at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Ferrari in White Post. The event will feature cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, buffet supper and musical entertainment. In addition, the evening will include silent auction items and a few select, and fabulous live auction items. Some of BRWC’s wildlife education animals will also be in attendance. Tickets start at $150 per person and attendees must RSVP to Franny Crawford at 540-550-3057 or gaveap@verizon.net by September 14.

Over the past year, the BRWC has broken ground and is in the process of building a new state-of-the-art wildlife hospital and rehabilitation facility. Last year alone, BRWC rescued more than 1700 animals including several Bald Eagles (one was released on national television.) The new 8700 square foot facility, now under roof, is being built with private funds. Future plans include education classrooms for school groups and the creation of a veterinary internship program. The facility will open in spring 2016.

For more information on the event or BRWC, please visit to www.blueridgewildlife.org.

Purcellville Hosts 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

September 10, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Purcellville Hosts 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony
flag

Residents of the Town of Purcellville are invited to Fireman’s Field for the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony. The Ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, September 11, at the First Responders Monument near the Historic Bush Tabernacle at Fireman’s Field located at 250 South Nursery Avenue in Purcellville.

Please join us in honoring our local first responders and the memory of all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Loudoun County Offering Small Landowner Workshops

September 6, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Loudoun County Offering Small Landowner Workshops
parks and rec

Loudoun County Parks, Recreation & Community Services is taking registrations for two workshops helping landowners of 50 acres or less enrich the value of their land.

Cosponsored by the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, the two identical workshops are being held at Banshee Reeks Nature Preserve. Registration at https://webtrac.loudoun.gov/ runs through September 10, and participants should select either September 18 (course #167580) or October 2 (course #167590). Both classes run from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The cost is $60 per person, or $100 per two registrants at the same address. The fee includes a continental breakfast and box lunch, a map of their property based on current GIS data, and a comprehensive reference notebook. The workshops are each limited to a maximum of 30 participants. … Continue Reading

Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament

September 3, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Rally for the Cure Golf Tournament
stoneleigh

Stoneleigh Women’s Golf Association’s is having their 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 – registration is open and closes Wednesday, September 23.

To register call the Stoneleigh Golf Pro Shop at 540-338- 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.

Irish Sessions at Corcoran Brewing

September 3, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Irish Sessions at Corcoran Brewing
noerpel150

Gina Faber and Tony Noerpel have started an “Irish Session” at Corcoran Brewing Company in Purcellville once a month on the second Sunday.

The next session will be from noon to 3:00 p.m. on September 13. It is an open session, and anyone can bring an instrument and play along.

Tony and his wife, Nancy, visited Ireland last year and were impressed by the Irish Sessions held in pubs, especially in Galway. They are informal gatherings of local musicians who enjoy the opportunity to play traditional Irish music together. Tony came home and discussed the possibility with Faber and they started the sessions.

They have attracted 11-17 musicians in the past.

For more information on Corcoran Brewing Company, go to http://www.corcoranbrewing.com/.

September Calendar

September 3, 2015 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on September Calendar
blueridge2

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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

Superforecasting a Book Review

noerpel_new

The book “Superforecasting” by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner contains a nearly complete list of the attributes of superforecasting, as well as critical thinking. Tetlock’s research empirically confirms the aspects of critical thinking I’ve been discussing in this column. Their …

Pokémon GO: A Fun New Gaming App or an Accidental Treatment?

Michael_Pic

Penicillin was accidently discovered in 1928 when scientist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from vacation to notice that a strange fungus growing on a culture had killed off the neighboring bacteria. After WWII, psychiatrist and researcher, Dr. John Cade, …

Brotherly Love

moore-sobelnewmug

– By Samuel Moore-Sobel There he was. A small, innocent being entering the world for the very first time. Can I touch him? Nervously, I lean forward. He seems so perfect, so completely serene. He is loved instantly. The last …

To The Teen Who Feels Alone

Lunde new

– By Mary Rose Lunde I’m going to do something real here and be honest for a second. In a society where telling someone your deep emotional feelings is considered weak, doing just that seems to be detrimental and could …

Unmotivated Teen

Michael_Pic

– By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, At our insistence, our 17-year-old son is going to get a summer job. Well, that’s what he agreed to, but we are two weeks into the summer and guess what … he doesn’t …

Time To Add Discipline To Your Good Money Habits

Smith0035

– By Amy and Dan Smith For many, their 30’s is a time to build a family and a stronger financial future That 30th birthday can be a somewhat traumatic event, but with people living longer, they say 50 is …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016

grads_woodgrove

Woodgrove High School’s Class Of 2016 Graduation – By Amanda Clark On June 16, Woodgrove’s Class of 2016 was the 5th graduating class to walk the stage and accept their diploma. The ceremony was filled with anticipation as the chorus, …

(Be the first to comment)

Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016

buckland

Molly Buckland, D.O., graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine with a degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine on May 28. While at WVSOM, Dr. Buckland received the Dr. Roland P. Sharp President’s Award and the James R. …

(Be the first to comment)

Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016

adamspromoted

Lt. James Adams, from Sterling and a Potomac Falls Halls Graduate, earned the promotion to the rank of Lieutenant. Adams is a Navy Week and Executive Outreach Planner for the Navy Office of Community Outreach in Millington, Tennessee. U.S. Navy …

(Be the first to comment)

Calendar

July 2016
M T W T F S S
27

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

28

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

29

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

30

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

1

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

TGIF - Jake & the Burtones

2

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

Ken Wenzel Live at North Gate Vineyard

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

3

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

4

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

5

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

6

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

7

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

8

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

9

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

Yard Sale Benefiting EPIC

10

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

Moon Music Live at North Gate Vineyard

11

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

12

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

13

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

14

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

15

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

16

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

Dear Creek Live at North Gate Vineyard

17

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

Quentin Walston Live at North Gate Vineyard

18

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

19

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

Paint Your Pint

20

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

21

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

22

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

23

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

24

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

25

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

26

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

27

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

28

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

29

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

30

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

31

Bingo at St. Francis de Sale Catholic Church

Dancing Through Color

Current Print Issue:
Sign up for our email newsletter:

Recent Comments

Steady and NoBull

Lifestyle

Farmers Urged To Be on the Lookout for Marijuana

23 Jul 2016

blueridge

Farmers in Southwest Virginia are being urged to check their property for marijuana planted by trespassers. Within the past year, hundreds of marijuana plants have been discovered between rows of hay bales on farms in and around Pulaski County, according to the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force. “Unfortunately this is a growing trend,” said Corporal Barbara Owens of the …

(Be the first to comment)

Bluemont Harvest Ball To Be Held on September 17 in Warrenton

20 Jul 2016

blueridge

To commemorate the organization’s 40th Anniversary, Bluemont has announces the first ever Bluemont Harvest Ball, to be held on September 17 from 6:30 pm to 11:00 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Warrantor. This black tie event will feature live music from the Silver Tones Swing Band, dancing, a four-course, seated dinner, an open bar, and a silent auction. Tickets …

(Be the first to comment)

What Do You Do To Stay Cool?

7 Jul 2016

ice-cubes

– By Amanda Clark “To chill out this summer I will spend a lot of my time playing music. During the summer, I have so much free time and I devote as much of it as I can to playing music.” – Michael Preston (Lovettsville) “To chill out this summer I will go to a friend’s house and borrow their …

(Be the first to comment)

Editorial

Grief and Greed

blueridge2

By Matthew Parse What would drive a single individual to cause so much emotional stress and financial burden on hundreds, if not, thousands of families? What would drive the Town …

Op-ed

Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!

blueridge2.jpg

– By Nick Reid world can be a very dangerous place sometimes, especially for a nation state such as the United States. Although danger is always present, the number and …

Metro Money Mess Pushing West

blueridge2.jpg

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

Dear Editor

Lessons from Short Hill

shorthillmeeting

It’s been a little over two weeks since the Commission Permit for the proposed AT&T facility on Short Hill was overruled by the Board of Supervisors. This is just about …

Thank You

speak

Dear Citizens of Purcellville: As your town council member it is my vision and priority that you feel welcome at your Town Hall and take part in shaping Purcellville’s future …

View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

blueridge2

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 …

Around Virginia

Blood Donors Asked To Help Address Summer Shortage

blueridge

Virginia Blood Services is urging Virginians to help replenish an extremely low summer blood supply and asking eligible donors to visit any one of its area Community Donor Centers or mobile blood drives. “Summer is always a challenging time for blood collections,” says Virginia Blood Services Executive Director, Todd Cahill. …

(Be the first to comment)

McAuliffe Announces New Exports for Virginia Lumber Companies To the United Kingdom

McAuliffe

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced new export sales of Virginia wood products to the United Kingdom (U.K.) during a trade and marketing mission to Israel and the U.K. The sales were struck between four Virginia lumber companies and James Latham PLC, one of the oldest and largest wood importers and distributors …

(Be the first to comment)

Governor McAuliffe Announces 105 New Jobs in the Town of Berryville and Clarke County

McAuliffe

Handsome Brook Farm, LLC to Invest More Than $6 Million to Establish Egg Processing Operation in Virginia RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that New York-based Handsome Brook Farm, LLC will invest $6.4 million to establish a new pasture raised egg processing operation in the Town of Berryville and …

(Be the first to comment)

Sports

Registration Open For Ida Lee’s Fall NFL Flag Football

7 Jul 2016

NFL_Flag_Football_at_IdaLee

Ida Lee’s Fall 2016 NFL Flag Football League will begin with player evaluations on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.  Players must be registered by Tuesday, July 26, to participate. This fall, Ida Lee’s Leesburg NFL Flag Football House League will have the following age groups:  6-7; 8-9; 10-11; …

(Be the first to comment)

Everyone’s Getting Into Cannons Action!

6 Jul 2016

cannons

Purcellville Cannons? Baseball July Schedule July 9, 7 p.m. at home Covington? July 12, 7 p.m. away Winchester? July 13, 7:30 p.m. Harrisonburg? July 14, 7 p.m. at home Strasburg? July 15, 7 p.m. at home Woodstock? July 16, 7 p.m. away Front Royal? July 17, 7 p.m. at home …

(Be the first to comment)

Archives

  • +2016
  • +2015
  • +2014
  • +2013
  • +2012
  • +2011
  • +2010
  • +2009