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Traffic Signal Work Scheduled for Friday, March 25, on South King Street in Leesburg

March 22, 2016 News Comments Off on Traffic Signal Work Scheduled for Friday, March 25, on South King Street in Leesburg
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On Friday, March 25, the traffic signal at South King Street and Meade Drive in south Leesburg will be out of service from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Police will direct traffic during the signal interruption. Drivers should exercise caution while traveling through the area and follow police directions.

Town Seeks Input on East Market Street Corridor Future Development

March 22, 2016 Development, News Comments Off on Town Seeks Input on East Market Street Corridor Future Development
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Community members are invited to participate in the planning process by completing a short survey on the Leesburg Listens online forum.

The Leesburg Planning and Zoning Department recently kicked off “Envision East Market Street,” a planning process to reconsider the land use designations within the East Market Street corridor, from the Route 15 Bypass to the eastern Town limits (see map below). … Continue Reading

Easter Bunny To Visit Loudoun County

March 20, 2016 Our Towns Comments Off on Easter Bunny To Visit Loudoun County
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The Easter Bunny will make an appearance at the Sixth Annual “Sonrise” Easter Celebration on Sunday, March 27 at the Loudoun Salvation Army Headquarters on Cardinal Park Drive in Leesburg.

Before he makes his appearance, participants will be treated to a family-style breakfast of eggs, bacon, sausage, pancakes and juice at 9:00 a.m. provided by the Loudoun Salvation Army and prepared by volunteers. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Man Convicted for Stealing Checks from Employer

March 17, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Leesburg Man Convicted for Stealing Checks from Employer
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Defendant to pay over $15,000 in restitution

Kenneth Morris Sutton, 49, appeared before Judge Jeanette A. Irby, in Loudoun County Circuit Court for sentencing on two counts of forgery, two counts of uttering, two counts of obtaining money by false pretense, and two counts of misdemeanor larceny of a check. Irby sentenced Sutton to an active sentence of three years in the Virginia Department of Corrections for the felony charges and twelve months on each of the misdemeanors. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Mayor David Butler to Present “State of the Town” Address

March 17, 2016 Government, News Comments Off on Leesburg Mayor David Butler to Present “State of the Town” Address
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At the Leesburg Town Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 29, Mayor David Butler will present the first “State of the Town” address.

“Too often, Leesburg residents only hear about Town Council decisions when it is something that affects their own neighborhood,” explained Mayor Butler. “With this State of the Town address, residents will hear a summary of how Leesburg has changed over the years, where we are today, and what they can expect over the next few years, including the Town Council’s plans for this year and beyond to improve the quality of life here in Leesburg.” … Continue Reading

Local Officials to Hold Discussion with Parents and Students on Rising Use of Heroin

March 17, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Local Officials to Hold Discussion with Parents and Students on Rising Use of Heroin
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U.S. Representative Barbara Comstock (VA-10th District) in conjunction with Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman and the Drug Enforcement Administration will host their second public discussion for both parents and students regarding heroin addiction, the resources available to those who are addicted and prevention efforts. Recently, a 17-year-old high school student in Fairfax County died because of a potential heroin overdose. As a community we must get the word out on the perils of heroin addiction. Last August, officials held a similar forum with the public. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 10, 2016

March 17, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 10, 2016
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03/10/2016 – 05:50 a.m. 300 Blk. S. Davis Dr. Domestic Dispute
Police were called to the scene of a domestic dispute between family members. No assault(s) took place and the situation had calmed down prior to police leaving the scene. The argument had started about one of the parties had been locked out of the residence and no one would let him in.

03/12/2016 – 10:42 a.m. 400 Blk. Yorkshire Ridge Ct. Mail Theft
The victim reported that a piece of mail that he expected delivery on had likely been stolen from outside his residence. The postal service confirmed delivery on the item. The incident is under investigation. … Continue Reading

LCSO Seeks Information in February Burglary at Retirement Community

March 14, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Seeks Information in February Burglary at Retirement Community
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Detectives Release Composite Sketch of Person of Interest

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Detectives have released a composite sketch of a person of interest in a February 2016 burglary at a retirement community in Sterling.

A resident, who lives in the 20400 block of Earhart Place at Falcon’s Landing, reported on February 18 her home was entered between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. A large amount of jewelry was reported missing from the home. The victim reported just prior to leaving her home, an unknown male came to her door and when she answered he said he was at the wrong house. … Continue Reading

Missing 12-Year-old Located Safe and Sound

March 14, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Missing 12-Year-old Located Safe and Sound
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A missing 12-year-old girl from Sterling was located safe and sound Sunday evening after an extensive search involving the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the Fairfax County Police Department.

The girl was located walking in the area of Algonkian Regional Park after residents recognized her from a Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post alerting the public she was missing. “Social media can be a powerful tool,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “The Facebook post notifying the community she was missing was shared over 6,000 times from the East Coast to California. The efforts of Loudoun Deputies, the Virginia State Police, the Fairfax County Police and our community helped bring her home safe tonight,” Sheriff Chapman added. … Continue Reading

20-Year-Old Murder Still Unsolved

March 9, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on 20-Year-Old Murder Still Unsolved
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Twenty years ago, a 25-year-old graduate student was driving along Route 29 from Baltimore, Md., to Charlottesville, Va., when she disappeared. Her vehicle, a Mercury Tracer, was found abandoned later that same day in Culpeper County. Two months later, the remains of Alicia Showalter Reynolds were discovered in a field that had recently been cleared of trees in the rural community of Lignum, Va. … Continue Reading

Kevin Wright Announces Campaign for Leesburg Mayor

March 9, 2016 Elections, Elections, News Comments Off on Kevin Wright Announces Campaign for Leesburg Mayor
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Former Leesburg Town Council Member Kevin Wright announced his campaign for Leesburg Mayor in the November 8 election. Wright served two terms on the Leesburg Town Council from 2006 to 2014 and previously served as Leesburg Vice Mayor and Chair of the Leesburg Planning Commission.

“I am running for Mayor because I have the qualities, the experience, and the commitment to public service necessary to help Leesburg continue to be the wonderful home and community that it is today,” Wright said when making his announcement. … Continue Reading

The Nature Generation Launches Free Online Environmental Games

March 9, 2016 News, Schools Comments Off on The Nature Generation Launches Free Online Environmental Games
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At a time when the nation needs to inspire our next generation of environmental stewards more than ever, nonprofit The Nature Generation announced the launch of EnviroPlay, a series of online games about the environment, at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville last month.

The games engage and challenge K-12 students with questions about water, energy, geology, and other environmental topics, while inspiring them to think about the role they play in the delicate balance of nature.

Teachers, students, eco-clubs, and community organizations are invited to play EnviroPlay at www.NatGen.org/classroomgames. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 27, 2016

March 9, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of February 27, 2016
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02/27/2016 12:38 a.m. – W.T. Druhan Jr. Blvd/South Maple Ave DUI

A police officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was determined that the driver, Kimberly Cummings a 49 year old female of Harpers Ferry, WV, was intoxicated and arrested for DUI. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

A Look Into What Is Learned in High School English

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By Mary Rose Lunde English is the arguably the most important subject for a student in high school to learn. The most successful people in the world have one thing in common — being able to communicate effectively. This is …

Remembering Nancy Reagan

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel The passing of Nancy Reagan, a former First Lady who completely transformed the role and helped catapult her husband to greatness, marked the end of an era. Her death also happened to coincide with a turning point …

How To “File and Suspend” Before It Is Too Late

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With the recent changes to Social Security rules, filing and suspending will soon be phased out, but there’s still time to take advantage of the strategy. Here’s a quick guide to maneuvering this rule while it still lasts, but as …

Concerned Parent

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, We are concerned about some habits our nine year old son demonstrates and would love some advice from you.  We are unsure whether it’s anxiety, nervousness, or just nervous/an excess of energy.  A few …

Temple Hall Farm

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I only met the late AV (Val) Symington once; it was a Sunday evening in my first year or two at Wage Radio (this would be the late ‘90’s) and I was putting things in order for the next morning’s …

Am I an Enabler?

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Dr. Mike, My husband thinks that I’m harming our son for life because of the way I parent. Our son is 12 years old and he was diagnosed with ADHD in the 1st grade. My husband calls me “the enabler” …

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

Oh No, It’s the Christians!

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By Nicholas Reid In the hours and days following every massacre perpetrated by radical Muslims, there is one unifying theme across most news coverage of the massacre, wherever it may …

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Campaign of Untruths

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Elected officials have done some pretty despicable things while serving in office. They range from bribery, beating a spouse, cheating on a spouse, obstruction of justice, and various forms of …

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 …

Student News

Four Scouts Achieve Eagle Scout Rank

3 Feb 2016

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Joel Gicker, Kyle Siecker, Sam Soltis and David Watson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Purcellville on January 9. The four Eagles are members of Troop 711 of …

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8th Grade Writers Honored At Blue Ridge Middle School

2 Jul 2015

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Sixty-seven Blue Ridge Middle School eighth graders have been honored for their writing during the 2014-2015 school year. Many students had their writing selected for publication by Creative Communication, a program for student writers, while others won county-wide writing contests. …

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Ben Kellogg Achieves Eagle Scout

1 Jul 2015

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Benjamin Robert Kellogg achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church in Purcellville on March 29. Friends, family and troop leaders attended the celebration, including his parents, Robert and Deirdre Kellogg. …

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Franklin Park Arts Center

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Lobster Day with Chef Seb at North Gate Vineyard

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Spring Wine Glass Painting with Penny

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

TGIF @ North Gate Vineyard!

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

The Sprouted Spoon Food Truck at North Gate Vineyard

Nathaniel Davis Live at North Gate Vineyard

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Celebrate Mother's Day at North Gate Vineyard!

Mother's Day Brunch at Breaux

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Dog Day at Breaux Vineyards

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PAUL REISLER TRIO WITH LEA MORRIS AND MARSHALL KEYS

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YMCA of Loudoun County to Hold Job Fair

30 Apr 2016

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The YMCA is hiring summer camp Site Supervisors, Sr. Camp Counselors, Camp Counselors, and Jr. Camp Counselors who will work with children ages 5-12 in Loudoun County in our summer day camp programs. Site Supervisors will be responsible for supervising a summer camp program with 30-70 children and for planning, coordinating, and implementing all summer camp activities under the guidelines …

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5K and 10K “Ringing in Hope” Race Slated for Memorial Day

27 Apr 2016

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The third annual “Ringing in Hope” 5K and 10K race will be held on Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) at One Loudoun. A 1K fun run/walk will also be held. The 5K begins at 8:00 a.m., the 10K at 8:10 a.m. and the 1K at 9:30 a.m. Proceeds will benefit Boulder Crest Retreat, a retreat for America’s seriously wounded warriors …

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Bluegrass Performers Reno and Harrell To Appear at Lucketts on April 23

15 Apr 2016

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The Lucketts Bluegrass Concert Series continues its 42nd season of weekly concerts at the Lucketts Community Center on Saturday, April 23 at 7:00 p.m. with a show featuring Reno and Harrell. Tickets are $15 at the door, and the doors open at 6:00 p.m. Hot dogs, barbecue sandwiches, snacks and drinks will be available at the kitchen.

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Around Virginia

Update: Remains Located in Shenandoah National Park; Search Efforts Suspended

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Update: Body preliminarily identified as Nicole K. Mittendorff, 31, of Woodbridge. The physical and digital evidence collected during the course of this investigation includes a note recovered from the car leads investigators to believe there was no foul play involved in her death. ——————– Search efforts in the Shenandoah National …

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Virginia Trooper Shot and Killed at Richmond Bus Terminal

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A Virginia State Police trooper has died as a result of his injuries after being shot on March 31 at the Greyhound Bus station in the 2900 block of North Boulevard in Richmond. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached a male subject just inside …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Designation of Four New Virginia Main Street Communities

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Governor Terry McAuliffe has announced the designation of four communities in the Virginia Main Street (VMS) program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The newly-designated communities include the town of Wytheville, the cities of Danville and Lexington and Gloucester Courthouse in Gloucester County. The communities …

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Sports

Western Loudon Volleyball Club “Hitmen” Team Finishes Second

3 Feb 2016

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The Western Loudon Volleyball Club U14 boys team, called the “Hitmen,” finished second in a tournament held January 17. This is the first ever boys team for the WLVBC (and only the second boys club in the area). Coach Allan Kotmel led the seven-member team. WLVBC started eight years ago, …

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ODFC West Travel Soccer Program Shines

2 Dec 2015

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The Old Dominion Football Club West boys and girls middle school travel soccer program scored big the weekend of November 21 and 22.  The girls Quest Premier 22 team took home the championship in the U12 Girls Premier Division of the Hunt Country Classic located in Fauquier County. The boys …

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