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Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 23, 2016

December 4, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of November 23, 2016
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11/23/2016 – 08:30 p.m. 100 Blk. E. Main St. Traffic Stop
Police Officer stopped a vehicle for a traffic violation. It was determined that the person had consumed alcohol and he presented the officer with a fraudulent I.D. The incident is under investigation and charges are pending. … 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

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

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

Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Station Opens in Round Hill

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Station Opens in Round Hill
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By Amanda Clark
On Saturday, October 22 there was a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Western Loudoun Sheriff’s Office that has opened in Round Hill.

Speakers at the ceremony included Sheriff Mike Chapman, Congresswoman Barbara Comstock, Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall, Supervisors Geary Higgins and Tony Buffington, Town of Round Hill Mayor Scott Ramsey and Captain Greg Ahlemann (the station’s commander). Mayors Kwasi Fraser from Purcellville, Roger Vance from Hillsboro, David Butler from Leesburg and Robert Zoldos from Lovettsville were also in attendance. Others attending included LCSO command staff, some council members from the towns in Western Loudoun, and local business and community leaders as well as residents. … Continue Reading

Teen Suicide Prevention Forum

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Teen Suicide Prevention Forum
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Phyllis J. Randall, Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, will host her first community forum on teen suicide prevention on Monday, November 7 at 7:00 p.m. The goal of this community forum is to continue the conversation, as a county, on what can be done to prevent teen suicide.

The community forum will take place at the INOVA Loudoun Hospital Conference Center, 44045 Riverside Parkway, in Leesburg.  There will be a panel of authorities, parents, students and concerned community members.

One Driver Killed in Accident on Route 7 East – in Western Loudoun

November 2, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on One Driver Killed in Accident on Route 7 East – in Western Loudoun
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Just before 1:00 p.m., Tuesday November 1, a driver was killed at the scene of a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Routes 7 and 9 west of Leesburg. The second driver involved in the accident was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Route 7 East bound from Hamilton to Route 9 was backed up for over four hours as the roadway was closed due to reconstruction investigators working the area to determine the cause of the accident. Vehicles were detoured onto Dry Mill Road.

MD Man Arrested in Regional Thefts of Credit Cards, Additional Suspects Sought

October 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on MD Man Arrested in Regional Thefts of Credit Cards, Additional Suspects Sought
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Following the arrest of a Maryland man this week, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is working to identify four suspects involved in a credit card theft spree targeting vehicles in the region.

The group has been targeting vehicles, most of which have been parked at National Parks in Maryland and West Virginia, and stealing credit cards. The credit cards have been used fraudulently at area locations, including some stores in Loudoun County. … Continue Reading

Leesburg Police Seeking Information

October 30, 2016 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Leesburg Police Seeking Information
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On August 24, the Leesburg Police Department responded to Visionworks, located at 1607 Village Market Boulevard, Suite 124 in regards to a sexual battery that had occurred. A customer of the business reported that a doctor inappropriately touched her during a routine eye exam.

As a result of the investigation, Joseph F. Rosana, 35, of Sterling, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of Sexual Battery. Rosana, who was employed as an optometrist with Visionworks is no longer employed at this location. … 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
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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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