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Spring Home Improvement

April 6, 2016 Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Spring Home Improvement

Experts say that the most basic of home improvement projects – rather than that awesome new kitchen – are the best financial investments.

This is particularly important coming off the hard winter we’ve had. Roofs and gutters might need attention, painting touchups and smaller wood and fence repairs may be called for, the driveway may need to be resurfaced etc., etc. … Continue Reading

Gingersnap Girls To Hold 9th Silent Auction

April 6, 2016 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Gingersnap Girls To Hold 9th Silent Auction

The Gingersnap Girls Equine Education & Rescue Foundation, a non-profit humane rescue, is holding their 9th Annual “New Day for Horses” Silent Auction & Benefit at Harmony Hall at Hamilton Safety Center Saturday, April 23 from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. 39071 E. Colonial Highway, Hamilton.

Silent Auction will include: Art work, Potomac River & Chesapeake Bay cruises, theatre tickets, gift baskets and gift certificates from local merchants, furniture, beautiful crafts, raffles, door prizes and refreshments. Tickets are $5 at the door, children 12 and under free. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival

April 6, 2016 Farm and garden, Lifestyle Comments Off on Leesburg Flower and Garden Festival

Leesburg has scheduled its annual Flower and Garden Festival for April 16 and 17. Over 120 vendors will display their landscape designs, gardening supplies, outdoor living items, plants, flowers and herbs. The event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday and from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday. … Continue Reading

Melrose Farm Is Loyal to the Past; Faithful to the Future

April 6, 2016 Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Melrose Farm Is Loyal to the Past; Faithful to the Future

By Hannah Hager

It’s often said that things aren’t made like they once were – and it’s often true, especially when it comes to elegant homes with “good bones.” Many are curious about what it must have taken to live and thrive in America at the beginning of the 19th century, but not many of us would be happy to experience it. … Continue Reading

What You Don’t Know About Propane That Can Save You Money

April 6, 2016 Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on What You Don’t Know About Propane That Can Save You Money

By Dale K. Schulz

Propane is a by-product of drilling for Natural Gas (largely Methane). All propane in our area comes from North America. The U.S. is a net exporter of propane, primarily to Central and South America. The propane is separated from the methane, butane, and ethane at the refinery and transported to our area via rail and pipelines. If propane did not exist, someone would have to invent a similar product. … Continue Reading

Nutritionally Balanced and Complete Pet Food

April 6, 2016 Lifestyle Comments Off on Nutritionally Balanced and Complete Pet Food

By Kimberly Correnti

The idea of one pet food providing all the nutrition a companion animal will ever need for their entire lives is misleading to all pet owners.  Just as with humans, variety creates the best balance and widest array of important nutrients to keep your pet healthy. … Continue Reading

Jazz & Co Dance Concert at Franklin Park

April 6, 2016 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Jazz & Co Dance Concert at Franklin Park

The Loudoun School of Ballet’s pre-professional JAZZ & CO DANCE presents its spring concert as a benefit for the Teri & Shari Malone Foundation at the Franklin Park Arts Center.

Friday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at 3:00 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 3:00 p.m. Admission $12 adults, $8 children/students/seniors at the door.

The dances cover the full range of contemporary dance from modern to Broadway jazz, including a professional work by choreographer Miya Hisaka.  Franklin Park Arts Center is located at 36441 Blueridge View Lane in Purcellville.

Local Businessman Has Personal Stake in Loudoun Lyme Race

April 6, 2016 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Local Businessman Has Personal Stake in Loudoun Lyme Race

The 6th Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/10K/1K kicks off on May 15 from the Brambleton Town Center in Ashburn. The popular race is designed to drive awareness and raise money to help find a cure for Lyme disease – the number one tick-borne illness in the United States. Loudoun County accounts for the third largest number of Lyme cases in the country. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Cannons Throwing Party for Fans on April 2

March 22, 2016 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Purcellville Cannons Throwing Party for Fans on April 2

On the verge of launching its inaugural season, the Purcellville Cannons Collegiate Baseball Club has invited its growing legion of fans, community supporters and corporate partners to join the team’s front office staff for the “Big Shot Hoops Party” at Bush’s Tabernacle in Purcellville on Saturday, April 2, at 7:00 p.m. … Continue Reading

Equine Alliance Will Present Survey Results On March 31

March 9, 2016 Equestrian Comments Off on Equine Alliance Will Present Survey Results On March 31

The Loudon County Equine Alliance will present the results of the Loudon Country Equine Survey at its annual meeting scheduled for Thursday, March 31 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at Otium Cellars in Leesburg. Members of the Loudon Board of Supervisors and the Town Council of Purcellville plan to attend.

Following the annual meeting, which is open to the public, will be the Equine Expo, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The Expo showcases equestrian businesses, organizations, facilities and support industries. Attendees have the opportunity to learn more about how these vendors can assist and improve their equestrian endeavors. A small number of tables remain available.

Refreshments will be available and wine will be offered for sale.

Barns of Rose Hill Hosting Open Mic Student Readings

March 6, 2016 Events Comments Off on Barns of Rose Hill Hosting Open Mic Student Readings

Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville will host student writers on Friday, April 1 and Friday, May 20, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. for open-mic readings of original poetry and prose.

Although the Barns staff are contemplating holding similar events for adult writers, the April 1 and May 20 readings are open only to middle-school through high-school students, including those home-schooled. … Continue Reading

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – “Dead Tuesday”

March 6, 2016 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre – “Dead Tuesday”

March 12 – April 9; locations vary.

The audience is invited to help solve a fun-filled murder mystery when StageCoach Theatre Company and the Waterford Foundation present an original drama–Dead Tuesday–guaranteed to sharpen your wits and tweak your appetite with a New Orleans style dinner to savor while you strive to determine who-dunnit-it.

The stage is set as masked guests (including you) assemble for a spectacular Mardi Gras ball at the Boudreaux Manor in New Orleans’ French Quarter. Hosts Bob and Bunny Boudreaux have big plans for the evening, and the visitors are just dying to make an impression. But they may get more than they bargained for. The festivities include a voodoo priestess, a bewitched frog and a homicide that threatens to turn Fat Tuesday into …Dead Tuesday. Help us find whodunit: Was it Bob? Bunny? You? … Continue Reading

Purcellville Arts Council Sponsors “Youth Art Month” Show in the Purcellville Train Station

March 4, 2016 Arts, Lifestyle Comments Off on Purcellville Arts Council Sponsors “Youth Art Month” Show in the Purcellville Train Station
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In celebration of Youth Art Month, the Purcellville Arts Council will sponsor a student art show each weekend in March. Starting Saturday, March 5, the historic Train Station in Purcellville will be filled with artwork by area Middle School students. In conjunction with Loudoun County Public School’s One To The World program, artwork is being brought from the schools out into the community. Harmony Middle School art teacher Lori DeMark states, “This is a fantastic opportunity for the students to display their work in a gallery setting; it is also a chance for the public to see art created by truly talented kids.” Harmony Middle School will be the first two weekends in March (5 and 6, 12 and 13). Blue Ridge Middle School will be the last two weekends (19 and 20, 26 and 27). Blue Ridge Middle School art teacher Liz O’Neill hopes that the community takes advantage of the opportunity to see artwork outside of the school, “It is our intention to display a variety of work from Grades 6 – 8 and we think the public will really enjoy the different techniques of each student.”

The art shows will run each Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. throughout the month of March. The Purcellville Arts Council strives to support local artists and to bring more art into the community.







Pearl Harbor


By Nicholas Reid Seventy-five years ago this December 7, to quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” It will have been 75 …

Early Returns: How U.S. Markets Reacted to the Presidential Election


On November 8, 2016, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump won a closely contested election for president of the United States. Late on election night, when it became evident that Trump was likely to win, despite consistently trailing in the polls, …

America: Worthy of Our Trust


By Samuel Moore-Sobel My friend and I sit in a bar near our office. He is upset, bags under his eyes due to lack of sleep. Thursday, our weekly night to meet is usually a happy hour filled with intellectual …

South Riding

South Riding

I should have known that this one would take me far from my contemplative, Zen-inspired comfort zone; after I’d traversed more construction projects than I wanted to tally, competed with hurried, coffee-driven commuters with no time for mere existence, and …

Support Group Help Needed


Dr. Mike, My son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, and his pediatrician at that time recommended we try a social skills group for his “immaturity” and “impulsivity.” We did that, and our experience was horrible. The kids in …

The State of Corals

Figure 3 close up view of healthy coral polyps. [9]

(Presented to the Board of Supervisors December 6, 2016) “Events as severe as the 1998 event, the worst on record, are likely to become commonplace within 20 years.” – Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, 1999 [4] Tony Noerpel

Reply to Nicholas Reid – What is Science


“The word “cult” has always been controversial because it is (in a pejorative sense) considered a subjective term, used as an ad hominem attack against groups with differing doctrines or practices, which lacks a clear or consistent definition.” “[Dogma] is …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016


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


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


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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Ugly Christmas Sweater Fad Keeps Growing

30 Nov 2016


Since 2012, the Re-Love It consignment shop, at 138 N. 21st Street in Purcellville, has developed the reputation as the place to get your Ugly Christmas Sweater in the Metro D.C. area. In that time, Re-Love It has sold more than 3,000 vintage Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

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‘The Giver’ Comes To Franklin Park Arts Center

30 Nov 2016


Geronimo Production Company’s Premier Show Geronimo Production Company is bringing another sort of Christmas play to Loudoun County. The Giver, based on Lois Lowry’s YA dystopian classic, will be premiering at Franklin Park Arts Center on December 8-11. “This show is perfect for Christmastime,” director Keaghan Wier said. “It focuses on displaying the value of family, love, and joy…. These …

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What Is Special To You about the Holidays?

30 Nov 2016


By Amanda Clark Henry Carlson – Purcellville “For me, the holidays are about celebrating the connection you’ve got with your kin, listening to 50’s music, and staying warm!”

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Grief and Greed


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 …


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


– 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


– 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

Vote No To the Minor Special Exception


We are a group of Loudoun County citizens who will be adversely affected if the board grants a special exception for the Catesby Farm property at your upcoming meeting. You …

It’s Our Right


On December 6, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a “Minor Special Exception” proposal we submitted earlier this year concerning our Catesby Farm property. Unfortunately, our limited …

View From the Ridge

Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm


By Andrea Gaines On August 9, 1825 at the age of 69, French military officer the Marquis de Lafayette was honored in Leesburg by former President James Monroe. The French-born …

Around Virginia

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


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


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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Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding

30 Nov 2016


Purcellville is accepting applications from local organizations for its annual sports league funding program. Organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to …

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Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason

30 Nov 2016


Puneet Kaur of Woodgrove High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University. Kaur has held the school record in shot put since her sophomore year and is looking to throw shotput, hammer, discus and maybe even the javelin …

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