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Leesburg Town Council Swearing-In Ceremony To Be Held December 15

November 28, 2016 Government, News Comments Off on Leesburg Town Council Swearing-In Ceremony To Be Held December 15
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The Leesburg Town Council will hold a swearing-in ceremony for Mayor-elect Kelly Burk, Council Member Thomas S. Dunn, II, and Council Members-elect Ron Campbell and Kenneth “Ken” Reid on Thursday, December 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level social hall at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center (60 Ida Lee Drive NW). A dessert reception for the newly sworn-in members of the Town Council will immediately follow the ceremony. … Continue Reading

Fatal Crash on Loudoun County Parkway Being Investigated

November 28, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Fatal Crash on Loudoun County Parkway Being Investigated
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Virginia State Police Trooper S.R. Wallace is investigating a two-vehicle crash in Loudoun County. The crash occurred Friday (November 25) at 1:19 a.m. on Loudoun County Parkway at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway.

According to witnesses, a 2006 Ford pickup truck was traveling north on Loudoun County Parkway when it failed to stop for a red light at the intersection of Gloucester Parkway. A 1997 Toyota sedan was traveling west on Gloucester Parkway and had the green light. The pickup truck struck the Toyota. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter: Week of November 13, 2016

November 20, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter: Week of November 13, 2016
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11/13/2016 – 08:30 p.m. 800 Blk. Kinvarra Place Neighborhood Dispute
Police were called to the scene of a neighborhood dispute. One neighbor complained that her neighbor was coming onto her property and tending to her pets without permission. Both parties were talked to and a resolution was completed. … Continue Reading

Lovettsville’s Scouting for Food Drive Breaks New Record

November 16, 2016 News, Our Towns Comments Off on Lovettsville’s Scouting for Food Drive Breaks New Record
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Scouting for Food is the Boy Scouts of America’s annual food-collection service project. Local Scouts distributed plastic bags to homes across the region on Saturday November 5 and returned to pick up the bags, now filled with food, on November 12.

In western Loudoun County, the little town of Lovettsville has a unique approach to Scouting For Food — it has become a town-wide event, with enthusiastic volunteer help from all the other scouting organizations in Lovettsville, including Girl Scout Troops 1434, 3424, 3948, 4891, 6246, 6652, 70004, Boy Scout Troop 962, American Heritage Girls Troop 962, Venturing Crew 962, and many parents, all working side by side to cover as many neighborhoods as possible for food donations. … Continue Reading

Sterling Man Charged After Sexual Assault of Two Children in Restaurant Bathroom

November 16, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Sterling Man Charged After Sexual Assault of Two Children in Restaurant Bathroom
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A Sterling man is in custody after he sexually assaulted two children on November 13 inside a bathroom at the Elevation Burger restaurant in One Loudoun.

The suspect, Luis F. Ore, 20, followed the two girls into the women’s bathroom of the restaurant around 8:00 p.m. where he held them against their will and sexually assaulted them. The ages of the girls are not being released to help protect their identities. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 4, 2016

November 13, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 4, 2016
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11/04/2016 – 02:42 p.m. 100 Blk. Hirst Rd. Fraud
The complainant reported that an acquaintance had fraudulently signed the title of a vehicle she has ownership in to obtain registration. The matter was turned over to DMV investigators for follow-up investigation.

11/05/2016 – 4:37 p.m. 700 Blk. E. Main St. Shoplifting
Employee of business reported that two individuals had concealed beer in their jackets and left the store without paying. The incident is under investigation. … Continue Reading

Juvenile Suspects in Custody in Connection with Ashburn Fatal Stabbing

November 13, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Juvenile Suspects in Custody in Connection with Ashburn Fatal Stabbing
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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office detectives have identified and apprehended two juvenile suspects in connection with the November 4 fatal stabbing and assault in Ashburn.

A 17-year-old from Ashburn was apprehended in New York on November 9. He is currently being held in New York on an extradition warrant on a detention order out of Loudoun County for aggravated malicious wounding. The investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be filed. … Continue Reading

Former Prisoner of War Joins Veterans Advisory Board

November 12, 2016 Business, News Comments Off on Former Prisoner of War Joins Veterans Advisory Board
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Boulder Crest Retreat for Military Veteran Wellness announced that Captain Charlie Plumb, U.S. Navy (retired), has joined their honorary advisory board. Captain Plumb graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland and went on to fly the F-4 Phantom jet on 74 successful combat missions over Vietnam. On his 75th mission, with only five days before he was to return home, Captain Plumb was shot down, captured, tortured, and imprisoned in an eight-foot by eight-foot cell, where he spent the next 2,103 days as a prisoner of war. … Continue Reading

Donald J. Trump Has Won the Presidency

November 9, 2016 News Comments Off on Donald J. Trump Has Won the Presidency
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On Tuesday, November 8, Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, was elected the 45th President of the United States – beating out Hillary R. Clinton nationwide. Trump won Ohio, Florida, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, to name a few. Clinton held on to Virginia and Loudoun County. The unofficial tally of electoral votes are Trump 305 and Clinton 233. … Continue Reading

As the Votes Roll in…

November 8, 2016 Elections, Elections, News Comments Off on As the Votes Roll in…
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We will keep you updated as the results are made public.

11:00 p.m.

Loudoun County Votes

Presidential

Hillary Clinton – 54.76% – 99908 votes

Donald J. Trump – 38.16% – 69633 votes

Gary Johnson – 3.08% – 5611 votes

Jill Stein – .71% – 1304 votes

Evan McMullin – 1.85% – 3378 votes

House of Representatives

LuAnn L. Bennett – 48.73% -88779 votes

Barbara Jean Comstock – 48.77% – 88854 votes

Proposed Constitutional Amendment Question 1: Yes 45.58% No 50.22%
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Question 2: Yes 81.70% No 15.26%
Parks and Recreation Projects: Yes 57.84% No 38.32%
Public Safety Projects: Yes 75.19% No 20.87%
Transportation Projects: Yes 69.93% No 26.01%
School Projects: Yes 68.30% No 27.78% … Continue Reading

“Midnight Special” – Trump Rally in Leesburg

November 7, 2016 Elections, Elections, News 1 comment
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Donald Trump, Republican Presidential nominee, spoke to a crowd of over 12,000 just after midnight – Monday morning around 12:10 at the Loudoun County fairgrounds near Leesburg. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 28, 2016

November 7, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 28, 2016
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10/28/2016 – 08:18 p.m. 200 Blk. Hackley Ct. Domestic Dispute
Police were called to the scene for a neighborhood report of people yelling in the parking lot. It was determined to be an argument between a boyfriend and girlfriend. One of the parties had left the scene prior to police arriving on the scene. The party on scene said that no assault(s) took place. … Continue Reading

LCSO Continues Investigation into Death, Stabbing at Ashburn Meadows Apartment Complex

November 6, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Continues Investigation into Death, Stabbing at Ashburn Meadows Apartment Complex
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate a stabbing that took the life of one victim and seriously injured another in the area of the Ashburn Meadows apartment complex in Ashburn.

Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continue to follow-up on leads in the case. At this time it appears the victims of the assault were targeted and there is no indication there is a threat to the community. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

The Trump Effect

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“Corals are marine magicians. As colonies of the tiny ocean organisms grow, they transform the calcium that circulates in seawater into enormous limestone reefs. These reefs—which can extend for more than 1,000 miles and provide homes for crabs, eels, sea …

Six Tips To a New Year and a New You in 2017

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By Michael Oberschenider, Psy.D. Research has shown that as many as 45 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions, but only about eight percent are actually successful in achieving them. And it seems that age is a factor: about 39 …

Investing in the Family Stock

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Family relationships are usually not considered under the rubric of “investments”. Yet, the personal gain and loss from family relationships is much more significant than economic return from stocks and bonds. Taking time out to relate to a person without …

Choosing a Different Lens

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We have all heard, “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” maybe even said it aloud while perusing old photo albums or scrolling through Facebook timelines. Sometimes words fall short of adequately describing an emotion encapsulating a distinct moment. Pictures fill …

Freedom Park

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A great name for a great place, this public space shows us – in my opinion – what’s best about Leesburg, Loudoun County and our country. Freedom Park – just off the Dulles Greenway on the South side of Town …

The Grim Reaper and the Great Barrier

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(to be presented to the Board of Supervisors in January) “The recent frequency and intensity of mass coral bleaching are of major concern, and are directly attributable to rising atmospheric greenhouse gases.” [1]

Pearl Harbor

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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 …

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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Calendar

January 2017
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
December 26, 2016 December 27, 2016 December 28, 2016 December 29, 2016 December 30, 2016 December 31, 2016

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration

January 1, 2017

New Year's Day Musikabend

Restore & Renew

January 2, 2017 January 3, 2017 January 4, 2017 January 5, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 6, 2017 January 7, 2017

Core Purpose, Core Practice Yoga

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

January 8, 2017
January 9, 2017

AUDITIONS - SEUSSICAL

January 10, 2017 January 11, 2017

Beale Street Puppets: Dig Those Dinosaurs

January 12, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 13, 2017 January 14, 2017

THE IMMORTALS

January 15, 2017

Come Paint with Us at Breaux Vineyards

January 16, 2017 January 17, 2017 January 18, 2017

Virginia Opera: Deep River- The Marion Anderson Story

January 19, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 20, 2017

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

January 21, 2017

DANNY KNICELY CONCERT

January 22, 2017
January 23, 2017 January 24, 2017 January 25, 2017 January 26, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 27, 2017 January 28, 2017 January 29, 2017
January 30, 2017 January 31, 2017 February 1, 2017 February 2, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

February 3, 2017 February 4, 2017

CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

February 5, 2017
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Upcoming Waterford Concerts Feature St. Lawrence String Quartet and Four Other Acts

18 Jan 2017

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Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale for five upcoming concerts, the Waterford Concert Series announced. All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in the Waterford Old School auditorium, 40222 Fairfax Street in Waterford. The concert series begins March 19 with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, known for exalted performances and joyful connection with audiences. First violinist Geoff …

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Historian Rich Gillespie Speaks on Haunts on the Loudoun Landscape

12 Jan 2017

The Mosby Heritage Area Association announced an event in conjunction with the Purcellville Library on January 29, at 2:00 p.m,. which will feature Rich Gillespie, Historian Emeritus of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, speaking on the “Haunts on the Loudoun Landscape.” The stories are all from the personal experiences of long-time local historian and teacher Rich Gillespie, or from close …

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Help Joseph … and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4 Jan 2017

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Blue Ridge Middle School’s PTO is seeking help with its drama department, working diligently on the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat. The children in the show are enthusiastic and very talented. And, the school has a long history of first class productions with recent shows such as The Lion King, which won 11 National Youth Arts Awards …

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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 …

Dear Editor

Vote No To the Minor Special Exception

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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

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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

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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

Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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Rep. Comstock’s Key Top Priority Legislation Initiatives

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Signed into Law in Her First Term Rep. Barbara Comstock, who serves the 10th congressional district in Virginia, recently reviewed the achievements of her first term in office, identifying 17 legislative initiatives that she supported that were adopted. She said: “My staff and I have met with stakeholders, local elected …

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Man Killed Walking To Gas Station on I-95

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Virginia State Police Trooper M.J. Kryznefski is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Prince William County. The crash occurred at approximately 4:10 a.m., on Monday, December 26, on Interstate 95 near Exit 158B. Three males were traveling south on Interstate 95 when their Honda CRV ran out of gas. They …

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Sports

Ida Lee Spring NFL Flag Football Registration Filling Fast

18 Jan 2017

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Deadline for the House League registration is February 13. Registration for the Spring 2017 NFL Flag Football League at Ida Lee is currently open and filling fast. We are excited to offer again two great leagues: Ida Lee NFL Flag Football House League and the Ida Lee NFL Flag Football …

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Woodgrove Grabs First at Glory Days

10 Jan 2017

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The Woodgrove Varsity Gymnastics took first place in the red division of the Glory Days Invitational at Park View High School on Saturday, January 7. Woodgrove competed against Rock Ridge, Potomac Falls, Loudoun Valley and Heritage high schools. Host team Park View came in first in the lower blue division. …

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