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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 is a growing trend,” said Corporal Barbara Owens of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, a member of the task force. “Not only are the marijuana plants an issue, but what is more concerning is there are people trespassing on farmers’ property.” … Continue Reading

Bluemont Harvest Ball To Be Held on September 17 in Warrenton

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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 for the event are $150- early bird tickets are available for $125 each until August 19. All proceeds will support Bluemont programs in schools and healthcare facilities around the state. … Continue Reading

What Do You Do To Stay Cool?

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– 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 pool, creek, or river and swim around them.” – McCoy Schroader (Leesburg)

“To chill out this summer I will be helping out with the Bluemont fair and race as well as playing lacrosse and getting a job.” – Annabel Kelly (Bluemont)

“To chill out this summer I will find places currently uninhabited/abandoned/secluded and read in the trees there.” – Faith Ralston (Waterford)

“To chill out this summer I will relax in the sun and enjoy the nice weather.” – Brian Chang (Round Hill)

“To chill out this summer I will enjoy the magnificent sunrises and sunsets of Purcellville, be outside in nature, watch the wildlife, and take care of animals.” – Karina McGovern Chace (Purcellville)

78th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale Ready For Donations

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Rummage Sale Trailers Open July 9

The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is officially accepting donations for the annual Rummage Sale.  The first donation day of the season will be on Saturday, July 9 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, and at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg, 224 Cornwall Street.  Red balloons will direct traffic to the specially designated trailers.  The Ladies Board will host other Donation Days this summer: August 6, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., September 10, 9 a.m. -1 p.m. and October 1, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

The public can donate items and email RummageLadies@gmail.com or call 703-771-2985 for more information. Tax receipts are provided and all the money raised goes to support Ladies Board projects in the community.  The Ladies Board raises several hundred thousand dollars each year toward special needs equipment at Inova Loudoun Hospital and pledged 1 million for the Cornwall Cares project.  The Ladies Board annually awards more than $100,000 in nursing scholarships. 

Jefferson Hill: A Quaker Reality Becomes A Preservationist Dream

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– By Hannah Hager

The dream of living in the Loudoun of yesteryear doesn’t quite play out like the West Side Story, but it certainly invokes a sense of pride in those who follow the setting sun on their commute home.
 
Much of western Loudoun was settled by immigrant Quakers whose lives revolved around the simple pleasures in life. Jefferson Hill is no exception, as this Colonial-style home was hand built using local timber and stone in 1746. Centuries later and the structure still stands, having been loved and cared for in a way that only pride can maintain.

Lest you think this home has passed its prime, hold off judgment until you step foot on its grounds. Enjoy both the morning sunrise and the evening sunset as your property has expansive, pastoral views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As with most classic beauties, this structure has withstood the test of time while undergoing various nips and tucks to its aesthetic features.

Natural, wide-planked hardwood floors run throughout the home as do low-hung and deep-seated windows that provide plenty of sunlight. You’ll come across four wood-burning fireplaces as you move from room to room, along with wood-beamed ceilings, crown moldings and stone accents.

This home doesn’t align with the popular open floorplans found in many homes today. Instead, it’s built with efficiency and purpose – every element has its place and the same could be said for its modern touches such as stainless steel appliances and recessed lighting. Not to mention it has four bedrooms for accommodating today’s average family size.

Maybe you moved to Loudoun thinking you wouldn’t become a part of its history (threadwork). Little did you know that it’s possible to find a home that makes you a part of its history just by welcoming you to be a part of its lengthy past.

Address: 38802 Hughesville Road, Hamilton
Year Built: 1746
Fireplaces: Four, wood-burning
Bedrooms: Four
Bathrooms: Two full and one half bath
Acreage: 15
List Price: $1,075,000
Agent: Sam & Ray Rees, Keller Williams Realty
Phone: 703-408-4261
Email: onthemarketwithsamrees@gmail.com

Music, Music & More Music

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Whatever your choice in music, taking in some bluegrass, jazz, opera, traditional country and more is a pretty easy thing to do in our area. Many local bands hop from one place to another as July, August and September come around, and national and worldwide artists grace northern Virginia with their talents, too. Here are a few better known music venues in Loudoun and beyond, as well as details on how to get tickets to schedule a great evening or weekend for yourself.

Franklin Park Arts Center: Franklin Park has something for everyone – music, plays, art classes, coffee house art & music, arts shows … everything you could want for both children and adults. Perched high atop a hill with a beautiful view of Loudoun Valley, consult their Season 8 summer music schedule for more information. A sampling of upcoming performances includes a Band Jam Workshop, Ralph Curtis & The Nashville Importers – 50 years of country music, Main Street Productions’ “Anything Goes” – the music of Cole Porter, and The Immortals.

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Watermelon Park: This place has it all. Located right on the Potomac River off Route 7 on the way to Berryville, this popular camping, music and water sports venue has been around since 1942. Famous artists playing Watermelon Park have included Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash and Bill Monroe. The long running River and Roots Festival blasted out the bluegrass last month and the Watermelon Park Fest, featuring The David Grisman Sextet, The Sam Bush Band, The O’Connor Band, The Revelers and more comes to town in September.

The Barns of Rose Hill: This unique, absolutely beautiful country music and theater venue is so close and such a fun place to go. Located in Berryville, it’s composed of two, fully restored 20th Century barns. The Barns of Rose Hill offers art classes, music lessons, and all manner of great musical artists, including weekly, old-time bluegrass and Celtic jams. Coming up this summer: Locust Honey, Mile 12, guitarist Hiroya Tsukamoto and more.

The Bristow Amphitheater: This large music venue with a super-cozy, personal feel is in Bristow, Virginia, about 35 miles or so from Purcellville. This summer features hot national and world wide artists including Gwen Stefani, Def Leppard, Counting Crows, Kool and the Gang and more. Worth the drive.

The Bright Box Theater: Located in the heart of Winchester on that city’s pedestrian mall, Bright Box has been rated one of the 50 best places in the country to see live music. Described as a smaller version of the old Birchmere (in Arlington/Vienna), upcoming concerts will feature Ragtime Annie, Bumper Jackson’s Plank Stompers, The Reflex Ultimate 80s Tribute Band and more. Bright Box is also a very popular comedy venue.

Harris Pavilion at the City of Manassas: This often overlooked music and events venue offers great acoustics, comfortable seating – even family night movies! Coming up this summer: Adult Night Dance with The Silvertones Swing Band, military concerts with The US Army 257th Band, the US Navy Seachanters and The US Army Blue Band, and more.

Go Out & About – and Enjoy!

More Music Venues/Contact Information:

Acoustic on the Green
www.acousticonthegreen.com

Barns of Rose Hill
www.barnsofrosehill.org
540 955-2004

Bright Box Theater
www.brightboxwinchester.com
540 665-2878

Bristow Amphitheater
www.bristowamphitheater.com
703 754-6400

Franklin Park
www.franklinparkartscenter.org
540 338-7973

Harris Pavilion at the City of
Manassas
www.harrispavillion.com
703 361-9800

Horseshoe Curve Restaurant
www.facebook.com/Horseshoecurve
Phone Number: 540 554-8291

Monk’s BBQ
Website: monksq.com
Phone Number: 540 751-9425

Opera House Live
www.operahouselive.com
304 876-3704

Pike’s Seafood
www.pikesfishhouse.com
571 206-5788

Steakhouse Live
www.smokehouse-live.com
571 447-5483

Tally Ho Theatre
www.tallyholeesburg.com
703 777-1665

Watermelon Park
www. watermelonpark.com
540 955-4803

Local Author’s Book Now Affordable For All

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Dr. Johanna LaFiandra’s book, “The Desk in the Sky” is available as an e-book from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, iBooks and other e-book suppliers for $2.99. After selling the printed version for $19.95, Dr. LaFiandra has reduced the price to make it widely available to the general public. The book can be read with the Kindle, Nook, smart phones, tablets and computers. The book was recently reviewed by Ms. Rosie Malezer for The Readers’ Favorite Book Contest. She wrote:

“The Desk in the Sky is a book of anecdotes written by Johanna LaFiandra, Ed.D. Making learning fun for her students had always been one of Dr. LaFiandra’s chief priorities, as a child that enjoys being at school and enjoys learning is one who retains what they have been taught. Recalling her own very first two days as a kindergarten student, young Johanna had been forced to stand in the corner for the first two days because she had not raised her hand before asking a question. This left a lasting impression and, in becoming an educator herself, Dr. LaFiandra knew that making the student feel cared for and included was an integral part of the learning process. For over fifty years, Dr. LaFiandra looked outside the box and found ways to make her students enjoy what they were learning, even if that meant taking the lesson outside of the classroom, thus producing high grades and happy, well-educated adults with the ability to think for themselves.

I cannot applaud Dr. LaFiandra enough for such passing down the secret to successful educating. Whether you are a parent or teacher, rewarding your child/student for doing well goes a lot further than simply punishing them for not succeeding or not putting your hand up before asking a question. I agree that children will learn more when they feel cared for, loved, important, and included in what is happening around them. Trust is also essential in being a positive educational influence, and ‘The Desk in the Sky’ was cleverly written in such a way that I felt like I was in the classroom, right alongside her students. Dr. LaFiandra’s ideas on letting the class come up with their own ideas of fundraising for their field trips, and booking the transport and accommodation, were ingenious in also showing each student how to survive in the outside world before they had even graduated from school. I look back on my own childhood years and wish I could re-write them, with Dr. LaFiandra being the teacher in every single one of them. I enjoyed ‘The Desk in the Sky’ and feel it should ideally be read not only by parents and educators, but also by those in occupations which deal with children of all ages, including doctors and law enforcement.”

The title comically refers to where the school bureaucracy placed her desk during renovations because they didn’t consider her special educator responsibilities important enough to warrant a classroom. It is composed of 34 short chapters which detail her classroom life. Among the high lights of the book is the chapter entitled, “The Declaration of Independence” where you see how one student gave Dr. LaFiandra an understanding of what she needed to do to transform bored junior high students into the curious learners they had once been. Another chapter, “The Work is in the Toilet” comically shows how students learn from one another.

The printed version of the book is also available at Everyday Elegance in Purcellville, the Loudoun County Library System or at DeskInTheSky@gmail.com.

July 2016 Events

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July 8 through July 17, Valiant Warrior Quilting, 210 N. Maple Avenue, Purcellville. Materials and tools provided to make quilts for wounded warriors. No experience required, learn from experienced quilters. Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.; Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

July 9, Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Frisbee Dog Competition, 16 South Berlin Turnpike in Lovettsville.

July 9, Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Safe Sitter Classes, Inova Loudoun Hospital Landsdowne Campus, 44045 Riverside Parkway. $70 fee includes student handbook and snacks. Students may bring a lunch or buy lunch in the cafeteria.

July 9 and July 10, Saturday and Sunday, From the Front Lines to the Hone Front: Oatlands and World War II, hosted by Oatlands Historic House and Gardens.

July 9, Saturday, 7:30 p.m., Bluemont’s Summer Concert Series — Mary Ann Redmond Band, 15 South Madison Street, Middleburg. Concertgoers encouraged to bring lawn chair, blanket and picnic basket. $5.

July 9, 7:30 to 12:00 p.m., Yard Sale to Benefit Empowerment Programs for Inclusive Communities (a non-profit for young adults with disabilities), 504 E Market Street, Leesburg.

July 10, Sunday (and all second and fourth Sundays through September), Traditional Irish Jigs at Corcoran Brewing Company, 205 E. Hirst Road, Purcellville. July 11, Monday, 7:30 a.m., Coffee with a Cop, Opportunity to meet with Purcellville police officers in an informal, neutral space to discuss community issues and build relationships. Held at the McDonalds at 121 North Maple Avenue.

July 11 through July 15 (ages 11 to 14) and July 25 through July 29 (ages 4 through 6), Blue Ridge Wildlife Center Summer Camp, 930 Tilthammer Mill Road in Boyce on the Burwell-Van Lennep Foundation Property. The July 11 camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; the July 25 camp runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. $35 per child per day.

July 16, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Princess for a Day Ice Cream Social. First 100 children receive a complimentary tiara. The young princesses show off their princess finery in a royal parade at 1:00 p.m. and receive princess lessons from the Virginia Dairy Princess. Loudoun Heritage Farm Museum, 21668 Heritage Farm Lane, Sterling.

July 16, Saturday, 7:00 p.m. Music on the Green — Flat Foot Sam (Blues), Lovettsville.

July 16, Saturday, 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Household Hazardous Waste Collection, Lovettsville Elementary School. Loudoun County residents only.

July 23, Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Carriage Day, 102 The Plains Road in Middleburg. 20 carriages on display.

July 23, Saturday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Art in the Burg, 108 E. Washington Street, Middleburg.

July 31, Sunday, at 9:00 a.m. , Salamander Run Wild 5k Race, Salamander Resort in Middleburg.

Here’s To Equal Ice Cream Rights For All

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Check me on this. But, isn’t it true that a great big spoonful of ice cream would taste just magnificent right now?

July is National Ice Cream Month, and we Americans have a long and personal history with ice cream – and with the patents to prove it. So, let’s celebrate.

A Brief History Of Ice Cream
According to The Farmer’s Almanac, Emperor Nero enjoyed something like ice cream – shaved ice mixed with fruit. China’s royalty is reported to have enjoyed a dish made with heated, fermented milk, flour and camphor (a spice with a sweet licorice-like flavor). And, ice cream-like deserts were also popular with American colonists, who brought it over from Europe, the nations of which had probably gotten their ice cream basics from either Asia or the Middle East.

But, it was a Ms. Nancy Johnson of Philadelphia who deserves to have ice cream month – and the last century and a half of ice cream consumption – named after her. Johnson patented what she called her “artificial freezer” in 1843 – the basic mechanisms of which used a tub, an inner cylinder, a lid, a crank and a “dasher” (moves the mixture around in the cylinder as it freezes) to create the sweet delight we call ice cream, today.

A Baltimore Maryland dairyman named Jacob Fussell is known as the father of the wholesale ice cream industry, he opened the first commercial ice cream factory in 1851. Italian immigrant Italo Marchiony of New York may have patented the first machine for the making of the waffle cone in about 1903. And, ice cream’s status as a very American dessert was made official during WWII when Mussolini banned the sale of ice cream in Italy, seeing it as a symbol of America.

Dogs Love It, Too
Understanding the influence that inventors from right here had on the ice cream industry might make you love it even more. But, don’t leave you-know-who – your dog – out of the fun and cool deliciousness. So, as we bore into the hot month of July, remember that they enjoy a cool and tasty summer treat as much as we do.

There are a few ingredients in popular ice cream flavors that are not good for dogs (chocolate and raisins, for example are major no-no’s for dogs).

But, having a healthy version of this sweet summer treat around will do both of you a lot of good. Here’s to equal ice cream rights for all!

“Cloud Nine” Ice Cream For Dogs
Ingredients: 1 ripe banana, 1 cup of peanut butter, 2 cups of natural plain yogurt, 2 tbsps. of honey.?Instructions: Mash the banana and then stir it into the natural yogurt; warm the cup of peanut butter using a microwave or stove; add the banana, yogurt mixture and honey to the soft peanut butter and mix until everything is combined. Make the ice cream as you normally would, with an ice cream maker or by freezing and mixing as it hardens. (Add sweeteners for humans.)

P.S. Dog ice cream is making its way “across the pond.” A London dog ice cream truck serves its customers two varieties – “Dog Eat Hog World” (ham and chicken sorbet topped with a biscuit) and “Canine Cookie Crunch” (mixed dog biscuits and ice cream). The truck also broadcasts the Scooby Doo theme song as a signal to dogs that they are in the area. Woof! Woof!

Purcellville and Bush Tabernacle Offering Free Movie and Skating Nights

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The Bush Tabernacle Teen Center and The Town of Purcellville are offering free movie and skating nights on Wednesdays from June 22 through August 24. The Bush Tabernacle skating rink (located at 250 S. Nursery Ave, Purcellville) is set up with hundreds of comfy padded chairs so the entire family can enjoy a movie and night out in comfort. The movies start at 7 p.m. and are immediately followed by free skating until 10 p.m. Popcorn, pizza, candy, and drinks are available for purchase; no outside food is permitted.

The movies for the 2016 season are: (1) June 22 — Inside Out; (2) June 29 — Norm of the North; (3) July 6 — Pan; (4) July 13 — Minions; (5) July 20 — Max; (6) July 27 — The Good Dinosaur; (7) August 3 — Hotel Transylvania; (8) August 10 — Mall Cop 2; (9) August 17 — Open Season Scared Silly; and (10) August 24 — Cinderella.

Carver Center Events – July 2016

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Independence Day Celebration
Friday, July 1, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (Ages 55 & up)

Kickboxing
Saturdays, on-going, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (Ages 12 & up) Purchase a $100 punch card for 12 classes.
 
Contemporary Line Dance
Mondays, on-going, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Ages 10 & up)

New! Lyme Support Group
First Tuesdays, on-going, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (Ages 18 & up)

Ukulele Fun!
Wednesdays (on-going), 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. No experience necessary. First ten participants without instruments may use Carver ukuleles during class time.
 
Carver Chess Club
Thursdays during the summer (6/16-8/25), 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (Ages 5 & up) Class meetings are divided into three sections: a 30 minute warm up, a one-hour themed lesson, and 90 minutes free play. Lessons will center mainly on positional evaluation and the importance of piece activity. All levels of expertise are welcome.

Monthly Lunch & Movie –The Rabbit-Proof Fence
Friday, July 8th, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. (Ages 55 & up)
Please order your meal by calling the reservation line at 571-258-3459 before noon on Thursday, July 7.

Excursion with Ken – Tour of Patsy Cline’s Home, Winchester
Wednesday, July 13th, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. (Ages 55 & up)
The fee for visiting the home is $7.00. Please have the exact change. Registration closes July 6.

Summer Supper Club – Hunter’s Head Tavern, Upperville. (Ages 18 & up)
Thursday, July 14, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Transportation is $6, dinner is extra. Registration closes July 7.

Core and More (Ages 16 & up) $80
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 7/19 to 8/12, 8:15 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. First, work your upper body- improving your posture, strength and muscle definition. Next, work your lower body for improved balance, muscle endurance and core strength. End the week with deep stretching to improve flexibility.

Computers for Absolute Beginners
Tuesdays (Six-week class begins July 19), 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon. (Ages 55 & up) $48.

Email and Internet Class
Tuesdays (Six-week class begins July 19), 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. (Ages 55 & up) $48.

July Lunch Bunch – Cracker Barrel, Winchester
Wednesday, July 20, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Ages 55 & up) Registration closes July 13.
  
Body Sculpting
Mondays and Wednesdays 7/25 to 8/17, 5:15 p.m. to 6 p.m. (Ages 15 & up) $67.

Senior Day at the County Fair
Thursday, July 28, 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon. (Ages 55 & up) Play bingo, marvel at the various animals and enjoy the many fairground food offerings. Registration closes July 21.

Alzheimer’s Support Group
Last Thursdays, on-going 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. (Ages 18 & up)

Rummage Sale Trailers Open July 9

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78th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale Ready For Donations

The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is officially accepting donations for the annual Rummage Sale. The first Donation Day of the summer will be on Saturday, July 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, and at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg, 224 Cornwall Street. Red balloons will direct traffic to the specially designated trailers. The Ladies Board will host other Donation Days this summer: August 6, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., September 10, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. and October 1, 9 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. The public can donate items and email RummageLadies@gmail.com or call 703-771-2985 for more information. … Continue Reading

Troy and Paula Haag Perform at Old Stone School

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Troy and Paula Haag, will appear on The Gap Stage at the Old Stone School on Saturday, June 18. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. Dinner will be sold by Big Mike’s BBQ, drinks will be sold by the glass, and there will be desserts at intermission. Troy and Paula will be joined by Max Haag on percussion and Mike Chapman on bass, and together will perform a batch of new originals, some old classics, and a few covers from their favorite artists. Additionally, the new Hillsboro Charter Academy will provide childcare during the concert for an additional charge. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:00 p.m. concert. Purchase concert tickets in advance on the Friends of the Old Stone School website at www.OldStoneSchool.org. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

Superforecasting a Book Review

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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?

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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

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– 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

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– 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

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– 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

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– 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

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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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Farmers Urged To Be on the Lookout for Marijuana

23 Jul 2016

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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 is a growing trend,” said Corporal Barbara Owens of the …

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Bluemont Harvest Ball To Be Held on September 17 in Warrenton

20 Jul 2016

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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 …

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What Do You Do To Stay Cool?

7 Jul 2016

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– 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 …

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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 …

Op-ed

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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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 …

Thank You

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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 …

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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

Blood Donors Asked To Help Address Summer Shortage

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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. …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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Sports

Registration Open For Ida Lee’s Fall NFL Flag Football

7 Jul 2016

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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; …

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Everyone’s Getting Into Cannons Action!

6 Jul 2016

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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 …

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