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Swearing In Of Newly Elected Purcellville Town Council

July 7, 2016 Feature Comments Off on Swearing In Of Newly Elected Purcellville Town Council
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The newly elected Purcellville Town Council was sworn in on June 27 and took office on July 1, except for Kelli Grim who took her seat after the election to fill a vacated council seat. Flanked on the left by Town Council Member Doug McCollum, and on the right by Town Council Member Karen Jimmerson the newly and re-elected members are: left to right, Council Members Kelli Grim and Chris Bledsoe, Mayor Kwasi Fraser and Council Members Ryan Cool and Nedim Ogelman.

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Purcellville Mayor To Host Stage Side Chat

July 7, 2016 Feature Comments Off on Purcellville Mayor To Host Stage Side Chat
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Wednesday July 13, Carver Center 7 – 8:30 p.m.

Purcellville Mayor Kwasi Fraser will be hosting a stage side chat at Carver Center on Wednesday, July 13, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The purpose of this discussion forum, to which all residents and neighboring residents are invited, is to hear from the citizens on all matters concerning Purcellville. It’s an opportunity to openly voice issues, concerns, ideas, and solutions.

Purcellville Farmer’s Market Ribbon Cutting

July 7, 2016 Feature Comments Off on Purcellville Farmer’s Market Ribbon Cutting
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The Purcellville Farmer’s Market had their ribbon cutting for their grand opening in June. They are located at 717 E. Main Street at the Shoppes at Main and Maple, and they are open Saturday from 9-1. Kelley Partlow is the manager of the market and for more information go to purcellvillefarmersmarket.com. The inset photo pictures Kelley and her daughter Lorallye.

16 Graduate LCFR Officer Development School

May 23, 2016 Feature Comments Off on 16 Graduate LCFR Officer Development School
Front row (from left): Deputy Chief Michael Nally, Captain Paul Musser, Deputy Chief James Williams, Assistant Chief Matthew Tobia, System Chief W. Keith Brower, Jr., County Administrator Tim Hemstreet
Back row (from left): Lieutenant Steve Rusenko, Firefighter Robert Andrew, Lieutenant Michael Quinn, Firefighter Aaron Sigler, Lieutenant Eugene Sager, Lieutenant Jacob Sherer, Lieutenant Gregory Southwick, Lieutenant Nicholas Krukowski, Lieutenant Christopher Jenkins, Technician Jason Dice, Lieutenant Brian Sullivan, Lieutenant Brent Emerson, Technician Jason Burns, Lieutenant Christopher Turner, Lieutenant Robert Cressler, Lieutenant Kelly Yelton

The Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management is proud to announce the graduation of 16 of our career personnel from the third Officer Development School. These 16 men and women attended the comprehensive two-week academy from May 5 thru May 18, at the Oliver Robert Dubé Fire-Rescue Training Academy in Leesburg.

The Department’s senior staff members worked alongside seasoned company officers to design a program to teach important aspects of both leadership and management. This intensive, two-week training platform focuses on developing all aspects of a company officer’s role through a combination of lectures and practical exercises. They will develop their skills not only as tacticians, but also as mentors, cultivating, and growing department personnel. The program utilized departmental instructors, as well as presenters from outside LCFREM and the fire service as a whole.

The graduation ceremony was emceed by James Williams, Deputy Chief, who played a key role in the development and administration of the program. The Chief of the System, W. Keith Brower, Jr. and Mr. Tim Hemstreet, County Administrator, each delivered remarks to the graduates and also presented the graduation certificates to each officer with Assistant Chief Matthew Tobia.

Front row (from left): Deputy Chief Michael Nally, Captain Paul Musser, Deputy Chief James Williams, Assistant Chief Matthew Tobia, System Chief W. Keith Brower, Jr., County Administrator Tim Hemstreet Back row (from left): Lieutenant Steve Rusenko, Firefighter Robert Andrew, Lieutenant Michael Quinn, Firefighter Aaron Sigler, Lieutenant Eugene Sager, Lieutenant Jacob Sherer, Lieutenant Gregory Southwick, Lieutenant Nicholas Krukowski, Lieutenant Christopher Jenkins, Technician Jason Dice, Lieutenant Brian Sullivan, Lieutenant Brent Emerson, Technician Jason Burns, Lieutenant Christopher Turner, Lieutenant Robert Cressler, Lieutenant Kelly Yelton

Front row (from left): Deputy Chief Michael Nally, Captain Paul Musser, Deputy Chief James Williams, Assistant Chief Matthew Tobia, System Chief W. Keith Brower, Jr., County Administrator Tim Hemstreet
Back row (from left): Lieutenant Steve Rusenko, Firefighter Robert Andrew, Lieutenant Michael Quinn, Firefighter Aaron Sigler, Lieutenant Eugene Sager, Lieutenant Jacob Sherer, Lieutenant Gregory Southwick, Lieutenant Nicholas Krukowski, Lieutenant Christopher Jenkins, Technician Jason Dice, Lieutenant Brian Sullivan, Lieutenant Brent Emerson, Technician Jason Burns, Lieutenant Christopher Turner, Lieutenant Robert Cressler, Lieutenant Kelly Yelton

Favorite Loudoun Tree Photo Contest Deadline is April 22, 2016

April 16, 2016 Feature Comments Off on Favorite Loudoun Tree Photo Contest Deadline is April 22, 2016
2015 Arbor Day Photo Contest Winner - Black Gum Tree

The annual Loudoun Arbor Day photo contest is underway. Entries are being accepted through Friday, April 22, 2016, in advance of the 29th Annual Loudoun Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Entries must be:

  • Photos of a single tree in its entirety.
  • The tree must be growing in Loudoun County.
  • The entry must be a photograph taken by the entrant.
  • No larger than 8 1/2” x 11”
  • Unframed and can be black and white or color.

Send photos along with the photographer’s contact information (name, address, phone number and/or email) as well as the location of the tree and kind of tree, if known, to Loudoun Soil & Water Conservation District (LSWCD), Attention: Arbor Day Photos, 30-H Catoctin Circle, S.E., Leesburg, VA 20175 or email to pat.mcilvaine@lswcd.org.

Winning photos will be displayed at the Loudoun Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Road in Leesburg. Awards will be presented to the photographers of the top three photos during the formal ceremony scheduled for 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Photos will not be returned and become the property of the Loudoun Arbor Day Committee and may be used to display at events.

For more information, contact Pat McIlvaine of LSWCD at 571-918-4530, ext.104 or Pat.McIlvaine@lswcd.org; or Loudoun County Urban Forester John Zuiker at 703-771-5991 or John.Zuiker@loudoun.gov
More information about the Arbor Day celebration is online at www.loudoun.gov/ArborDay.

Image: The first place photo in the 2015 Arbor Day Photo Contest was of a Black Gum Tree in a field west of the Wastewater Treatment Plant in Middleburg (Photo by Stephen H. Wade).

Youth Art Month at Loudoun Country Day School

March 22, 2016 Feature Comments Off on Youth Art Month at Loudoun Country Day School
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Loudoun Country Day School Teachers Mrs. Bridget Palmer and Renee’ Edmonston have have staged an art exhibit that encompasses the whole grand foyer, with both the walls covered and exhibits set on tables throughout to celebrate March’s Youth Art Month: The Power of Art. Every child in the school (over 300) has a piece of art displayed, from preschool (age 3) to eighth grade (age 13). Art has always been extremely important in the history of LCDS, and teachers have students paint and do art projects within their classrooms, as well as participating in the art classes each week.

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Plastic Pet Food Bins

February 3, 2016 Feature Comments Off on Plastic Pet Food Bins
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By Kimberly Correnti

We love to use plastic bins to store kibble. It’s quick, keeps food fresh and stores easily. However there are some things to consider before you dump your pets food into this potential health risk haven. Residual oils and fats that transfer to the bin can become rancid after time and contaminate new fresh food. Plastic bins may get micro cuts not visible to the eye. These areas can also harbor all kinds of nasty little buggers that can spoil your pet’s food. Mold spores or bacteria can contamination the kibble which can lead to diarrhea and vomiting.

I recommend you open the bag and place (the bag containing the kibble) it inside of the bin. This reduces the risk of transferring anything onto the plastic. If you wash out the bin, use hot water, light soap and rinse well.

Kimberly Correnti is the owner and Animal Nutrition Expert at DogGone Natural, located in Leesburg and Ashburn. www.doggonenatural.com

First Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting of 2016 Set for January 6

January 5, 2016 Feature Comments Off on First Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Meeting of 2016 Set for January 6
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The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors will hold its first business meeting of 2016 at 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 6, 2016, in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg.

During the first meeting of the Board’s new term, the Board will consider organizational matters including setting the Board’s meeting schedule for 2016, a proposed code of ethics, proposed standards of conduct, adoption of rules of order, election of a Vice Chairman, standing committee assignments, and appointments to regional and county committees and commissions.

Those elected to serve on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2019, are:

• Chair – Phyllis J. Randall
• Algonkian District: – Suzanne M. Volpe
• Ashburn District – Ralph M. Buona
• Blue Ridge District – Tony R. Buffington Jr.
• Broad Run District – Ron A. Meyer Jr
• Catoctin – Geary M. Higgins
• Dulles District – Matthew F. Letourneau
• Leesburg District – Kristen C. Umstattd
• Sterling District – Koran T. Saines

Board meetings are available for viewing on television on Comcast Government Channel 23, Open Band Channel 40, and Verizon FiOS Channel 40, and at www.loudoun.gov/webcast. Documents prepared for the Board meetings are online at www.loudoun.gov/bosdocuments.

Make Your Holiday a Safe One: Follow Safety Guidelines for Cooking & Decorating

December 23, 2015 Feature Comments Off on Make Your Holiday a Safe One: Follow Safety Guidelines for Cooking & Decorating
Winter Holiday Safety

Christmas trees, decorations, candles, holiday cooking: all contribute to holiday fires. The National Fire Protection Association says the top three days for home candle fires are Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day, while the three leading dates for home structure fires caused by cooking are Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season:

Christmas Trees
• Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.
• Get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out trees are a fire hazard and shouldn’t be left in the home, garage or placed outside against the home. Loudoun County has a Christmas Tree Recycling Program that turns the trees into to mulch available for free to county residents.

Holiday Decorating
• Be careful with holiday decorations. Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
• Keep lit candles away from decorations and other things that can burn.
• Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use, but not both.
• Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.

Holiday Cooking
• Keep an eye on what you fry
• Be alert when cooking
• Keep things that can catch fire away from cooking area

More tips on how to have a fire-safe holiday are available online from the National Fire Protection Association.

Luckett’s Bluegrass Christmas Jamboree with Santa Claus

December 17, 2015 Feature Comments Off on Luckett’s Bluegrass Christmas Jamboree with Santa Claus
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Celebrating 42 years of continuous Bluegrass music at the Old Schoolhouse, the Luckett’s Community Center will host the annual Luckett’s Bluegrass Christmas Jamboree on Saturday December 19th. Santa Claus will be making a special appearance and many of Luckett’s’ Popular performers will mix and match their talents to perform the Bluegrass favorites you know and love along with many Christmas favorites as well.

The Jamboree is made up by Jay Armsworthy-guitar and vocals, John Brunswyler-banjo, Keith Dill-fiddle, Tom Gray-Bass, Tara Lindhardt-mandolin, and Tom Mindte-mandolin & vocals.

From California, Maryland, Armsworthy normally performs with his traditional Bluegrass group, Jay Armsworthy & Eastern Tradition through the tri state area. Mindte plays mandolin and makes his home in Rockville, Maryland which is also the home of his own rising record label, Patuxent Records. He is also the leader and mandolin player with the Patuxent Partners as well as the Christmas Jamboree’s banjo player, John Brunswhyler. Multi-instrumentalist, Dill plays with the West Virginia band, Patent Pending. His Appalachian old-time fiddling adds the right touch to the Christmas Jamboree. Lindhardt has taken first place in many contests and can be seen working regularly in duets, trios, and full bands in bluegrass, old time, Irish, and Swing jazz styles of music. She play’s mandolin and will be dressed in a pretty Christmas bow! Joining the Jamboree Band for the first time is the famous, Tom Gray, on bass. Gray is known as the original member of the Classic Country Gentlemen and founding member of the Seldom Scene. Gray has played with many, many bands throughout the world. He will be a great asset to the program.

It will be a fun evening of music, laughter, and many surprises. You just never know what this group will come up with in their family style performance!

The show begins at 7:00 pm with the doors opening at 6:00. The Luckett’s Community Center is a smoke and alcohol free environment. Sandwiches, snacks and drinks are available for sale. For more information, tickets, and directions, go to www.luckettsbluegrass.org or call 703-771-5281. You can purchase tickets at the door for $15.00 per person.

The Luckett’s Community Center is located at 42361 Luckett’s Road in Leesburg, VA.

Randall Transition Team Announces “Celebrate Loudoun!”

December 17, 2015 Feature Comments Off on Randall Transition Team Announces “Celebrate Loudoun!”
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Loudoun County Chair-Elect Phyllis Randall announced “Celebrate Loudoun” commemorating the installation of the 2016-2020 Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. The event will be held on January 2, 2016 at Lansdowne Resort in Leesburg. The public is invited to all activities.

“Celebrate Loudoun” will honor the spirit of bi-partisan cooperation and the new Board’s shared commitment to finding sustainable solutions for all Loudoun County citizens.

The day begins with a ceremonial installation of the new Board from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and attendance by the public is free.

From 7-11:30 PM, members of the public are invited to attend the “Celebrate Loudoun Gala” to be held in the main ballroom of the Lansdowne Resort. There will be a buffet and a live band for dancing. Tickets are $50 per person/$80 per couple. Attendance is limited to 500, so advanced, online ticket purchases are recommended. No county funds are being used for any “Celebrate Loudoun” activity.

Those attending either the installation or the gala are asked to bring two canned good items as donations to Loudoun County food banks. All proceeds for the day’s activities, including ticket sales and sponsorships, will be used first to cover the direct costs of the event. Excess funds received will be distributed equally to three Loudoun County charities after consultation with all members of the 2016-2020 Board of Supervisors.

To buy tickets online to either one or both of the “Celebrate Loudoun” activities, visit www.WeCelebrateLoudoun.com. Online tickets may be purchased until 11:59 p.m., Friday, Jan 1. Only cash or checks will be accepted for ticket purchases at the door.

The Pajama Program collects and distributes new, winter pajamas to children in foster care and homeless shelters.

December 7, 2015 Feature Comments Off on The Pajama Program collects and distributes new, winter pajamas to children in foster care and homeless shelters.
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The Prekindergarten and Kindergarten classes at Loudoun Country Day School are sponsoring a December fund-raising cause, which is The Pajama Program (www.pajamaprogram.org), an organization that collects and distributes new, winter pajamas to children in foster care and homeless shelters. From Tuesday, Dec 1 though Friday, Dec 11, students will be collecting donations of new, winter pajamas.

New Exhibit Brings a Splash Of Color to Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn

December 7, 2015 Feature Comments Off on New Exhibit Brings a Splash Of Color to Old Ox Brewery in Ashburn
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Sterling artist Octavia Frazier’s bold abstract compositions are directly connected to her years of work as an interior designer; her bold use of color and the different textures used are a delight for the eyes. The latest artWorks exhibit, sponsored jointly by the Loudoun Arts Council and Old Ox Brewery features Frazier’s large format works through the end of February. Old Ox tasting room Manager Jeff Zielinski says the work’s energy is a perfect fit for the brewery. “I love the color,” says Zielinski.

Loudoun Arts Council President Jill Evans-Kavaldjian says the new exhibit is a great example of how the artWorks program can help local artists and local businesses. “Exhibits curated for each individual venue are a win-win for both artists and bsuinesses,” she says.

Born in Weiden, Germany to an American military father and a German-Yugoslavian mother, Octavia has lived in many different parts of the world. During her years in Paris, France she developed a deep appreciation and love for art, and it was there that she won her first art competition at age 12. She has since won many more awards and has exhibited her works throughout the DC metro area. Members of the public are invited to meet Octavia and sample the wares of Old Ox — craft brewed beer at an Artist’s Reception on Friday, Dec. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

Artists and businesses interested in joining the program should contact the LAC at info@loudounarts.org to learn more. Old Ox Brewery is located at 44652 Guilford Dr, #114, Ashburn, VA. Learn more about the brewery at www.oldoxbrewery.com.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Company We Keep

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“Truly important and significant hypotheses will be found to have assumptions that are wildly inaccurate descriptive representations of reality and, in general, the more significant the theory, the more unrealistic the assumptions.” – Milton Freidman [1] “I am increasingly convinced …

What Happens To My Stuff When I Die?

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Amy and Dan Smith Only in the rarest of circumstances will the state receive the property of a decedent. Joint tenancy. If you hold property jointly with another person “with survivorship,” it is presumed that the survivor is entitled to …

Integrated Scientific Discovery

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By Mary Rose Lunde Many suggest that science is the gateway to the future. The rise in scientific discovery has driven more and more funding for research. The fact of the matter is, however, that science is far more complex …

A Man on the Move: Supervisor Ralph Buona, Vice Chairman Board of Supervisors

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel I first met Ralph Buona when I was a senior in high school. A “Youth in Government” day event allowed us to meet with our local supervisors. Chosen to sit next to the supervisor for my district, …

Dulles Air and Space Museum

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You ever have those dreams, that (back – probably when you were a kid) you could fly? Not in any kind of man-made craft, mind you – I mean possessing the ability to levitate and travel the skies at will. …

New Book Helps Balance Children’s Screen-Time and Play Time

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By Amanda Clark Michael Oberschneider, a clinical psychologist and founder/director of Ashburn Psychological Psychiatric Services, has just released a book titled Ollie Outside. This book addresses the very timely and important topic of screen- and media-time management for children. Ollie …

Defending the Over-Pampered

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“The purpose of studying economics is to learn how not to be deceived by economists.” Joan Robinson, Professor of economics at Cambridge University, Basel Lecture, 1969. “[W]hereas classisists [economists] turned the spotlight on change, flow, process and dynamics, the neoclassicists …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016

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

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Buckland Earns Degree In Medicine

6 Jul 2016

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

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Adams Promoted To Lieutenant

6 Jul 2016

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

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August 29, 2016

Hot & Cool featuring glass artists Dave & Dale Barnes and abstract painter Kay Layne

August 30, 2016

Hot & Cool featuring glass artists Dave & Dale Barnes and abstract painter Kay Layne

August 31, 2016

Hot & Cool featuring glass artists Dave & Dale Barnes and abstract painter Kay Layne

September 1, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 2, 2016

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September 3, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

Dear Creek Live at North Gate Vineyard

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Snaggy Mountain Boys

September 4, 2016

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September 5, 2016

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September 6, 2016

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September 7, 2016

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September 8, 2016

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September 9, 2016

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September 10, 2016

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A PLACE TO BE: A THOUSAND STEPS

September 11, 2016

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Silk Scarf Painting with Penny

ART IN THE PARK

September 12, 2016

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September 13, 2016

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September 14, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 15, 2016

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September 16, 2016

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September 17, 2016

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September 18, 2016

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Artist Reception - Penny Hauffe

September 19, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 20, 2016

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September 21, 2016

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BLUE SKY PUPPETS: BARKER OF SEVILLE

September 22, 2016

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September 23, 2016

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September 24, 2016

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UNIVERSAL DESIGN FOR LEARNING WORKSHOP

FOBR Annual Meeting

5th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival

September 25, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

5th Annual Leesburg Fine Art Festival

Music With A Cause - Pas de Deux

Gallery Coffeehouse: The Comedy Cult Improv

September 26, 2016

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September 27, 2016

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September 28, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 29, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 30, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Artwork Sought for W & OD Trail Exhibit

27 Sep 2016

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Regional artists and craftspeople are invited to enter their original artwork in the W & OD Trail Exhibit and Sale at Franklin Park Arts Center in Purcellville. This exhibit celebrates the beauty and historical nature of the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, a 50-mile linear park managed by NOVA Parks that begins in Loudoun County and ends in Alexandria. The …

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Skate ‘Til Midnight at the Catoctin SkatePark Closing Party

23 Sep 2016

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Catoctin SkatePark will host a late night skate on Sunday, September 25, 2016, from 7:00 p.m. to midnight, before closing for construction. Enjoy one last ride at the original Catoction SkatePark! Construction of the new concrete skate park will begin in early October, but before the old skate park closes, you can celebrate the end of an era. On Sunday, …

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Middleburg Film Festival Announces “La La Land” As Its 2016 Centerpiece Film

20 Sep 2016

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The Middleburg Film Festival announced the highly anticipated film La La Land as its 2016 Centerpiece selection. La La Land, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, will screen on Saturday, October 22 with Oscar-nominated director Damien Chazelle (Whiplash) in attendance. The Festival runs October 20 through October 23.

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Editorial

Grief and Greed

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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 …

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

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

Metro Money Mess Pushing West

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

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Comstock Understands National Security

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On 9-11, I attended three ceremonies throughout Loudoun County honoring and remembering those 2,977 souls that we lost on that day of infamy. Our Congresswoman, Barbara Comstock was also there …

Lessons from Short Hill

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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 …

View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

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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 …

Around Virginia

History’s Holy Places: Four Local Sites Worth Exploring This Fall

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The Journey through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide trek from Gettysburg to Monticello, encompassing nine presidential homes and places, 18 national and state parks, and thousands of small and large historical sites. Dozens and dozens of these sites and related museums are short ride from just about …

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Land Trust Receives Large Donation

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On August 22, The Land Trust of Virginia received a $10,000 gift from the Sharon D. Virts Foundation, based in Herndon. The presentation of this grant was part of the Foundation’s official launch event, held at Selma Plantation in Leesburg. Notable speakers included Sharon D. Virts, FCiFederal Founder and Chair, …

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Farmers Urged To Be On The Lookout For Marijuana

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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 …

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Sports

Hunter’s First Professional Race

7 Sep 2016

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Drew Hunter and Loudoun Valley classmates at his first professional race, Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, NC in early August , l to r:  Marcos Pierce, Matt Slook, Drew Hunter, Max McNerney. Hunter finished with a time of 3:57.15. Hunter turned professional and signed with Adidas.

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Let’s Make Some Memories

3 Aug 2016

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American Legion Baseball At Fireman’s Field, August 3 – 7 By Andrea Gaines American Legion Baseball is here at Fireman’s Field in a big way, featuring five consecutive blockbuster Mid-Atlantic Tournament games – August 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Our local Leesburg Post 34 Rangers had some nice wins …

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