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Controlling Your Child’s T-Factor

September 30, 2015 by Andrea Gaines Public Safety Comments Off on Controlling Your Child’s T-Factor

October is Children’s Health Month.

In medical circles, new questions are being posed about how to protect our children from the thousands of synthetic chemicals and toxins they are exposed to each day – what some call the “T-Factor.”

Chemicals and toxins are present in our drinking water, in our air, in our homes, in the food we eat, in the cosmetics and toiletries we use … even in the flooring that baby takes his or her first steps on. … Continue Reading

Hearing Loss – Don’t Be Left out of the Conversation

September 30, 2015 by Contributor Public Safety Comments Off on Hearing Loss – Don’t Be Left out of the Conversation

Twenty seven million people in the US have untreated hearing loss. The impact to individuals, family and friends is enormous. Those with hearing loss are at increased risk for personal safety, and suffer a loss independence and social interaction.

Failure to take corrective action could result in the brain actually “forgetting” how to hear and understand speech. When the brain is insufficiently stimulated by sound over a period of time, it can lose some of its ability to process information. The longer one goes without treatment the more likely it is that the brain will forget how to process speech, risking permanently impairing the brain’s ability to understand speech. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Seek Assistance

September 24, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Seek Assistance

The Purcellville Police Department would like to seek the public’s assistance in reference to a hit and run accident that had occurred on or about September 18, 2015 in the area of Hirst Rd. and N. 21st St. (690 North). It appears that a large truck was attempting to make a right turn onto N. 21st St. from Hirst Rd. and struck the guard rail which caused extensive damage.

If anyone has witnessed the crash or has any information relating to this incident, please contact Lt. Joe Schroeck at 540 338-7422 or jschroec@purcellvilleva.gov.

LCSO Investigating Reported Assault of Runner in Lansdowne Area

September 24, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Investigating Reported Assault of Runner in Lansdowne Area

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported assault of a female runner in the Lansdowne area early Thursday morning.

The victim was running in the area of Riverside Parkway and Kipheart Drive when around 5:45 a.m. she was assaulted by an unknown male. The suspect tackled the woman to the ground. She was able to fight off the male and run to a passerby who drove her home. She then reported the incident to authorities.

The suspect is described as a Black male and was wearing a hoodie, possibly grey in color, with the hood up. He was also wearing possible khaki pants. He fled the area on foot towards the Lansdowne Town Center.

Anyone with any information regarding this case is asked to call the Detective C. Cunningham of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

LCSO, Purcellville Police Department Partner with DEA for Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day

September 17, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO, Purcellville Police Department Partner with DEA for Nationwide Prescription Take-Back Day

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Town of Purcellville Police Department have once again partnered with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in the “Take-Back” initiative that seeks to prevent increased pill abuse and theft.

Law enforcement agencies in Loudoun County will be collecting potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for destruction on September 26, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., at four sites in the county. The sites include, the Eastern Loudoun Sheriff’s Station located at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling; the Dulles South Public Safety Center located at 25216 Loudoun County Parkway in South Riding; the Lansdowne Public Safety Center located at 19845 Sandridge Way in Lansdowne; and the Purcellville Police Department collection site will be located at Bush Tabernacle, 250 South Nursery Avenue in Purcellville. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 12, 2015

September 17, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 12, 2015

09/12/2015 – 1:58 a.m. 100 Blk. W. Main St. Juvenile Complaint
Police observed a juvenile in the early morning hours and began to speak with him. He was found to be in possession of tobacco products and had consumed some alcohol, but was not intoxicated. He was detained until his parent was contacted and responded to the scene to pick him up.

09/12/2015 – 1:15 a.m. 200 Blk. Nursery Ave. Narcotics Violation
Police on patrol observed two individuals in the pavilion area of Fireman’s Field after hours. It was determined that they were in possession of narcotics. The incident is under investigation and charges are going to be placed.

09/13/2015 – 6:15 p.m. 400 Blk. Maple Ave. Hit and Run Crash
A citizen reported that a fence had been damaged by a vehicle and then fled the scene. The matter is under investigation.

09/13/2015 – 7:40 p.m. 600 Blk. E. Main St. Indecent Exposure
The complainant reported that a juvenile male as a possible prank “flashed her” in the parking lot. The area was checked but the subject was not located.
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Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 3, 2015

September 15, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 3, 2015

09/03/2015 – 5:00 a.m. 200 Blk. N. Maple Ave. Crisis Intervention Call
Police were called to the scene of a person that was having some mental health issues. On police arrival, the person was requesting help for their mental health status and was willing to seek help. The person was transported by police to a mental health facility for treatment.

09/03/2015 – 5:30 p.m. 600 Blk. Dominion Terrace Larceny
A resident reported that several flowers had been stolen from her patio. The value of the loss was $150.

09/04/2015 – 6:30 p.m. 100 Blk. N. Maple Ave. Assault
The victim reported that her ex-boyfriend had assaulted her. The victim was not injured and the ex-boyfriend had already left the scene. The victim was advised what procedures to follow to seek charges and obtain a protective order and other victim services available to her. … Continue Reading

LCSO Investigates Sexual Assault of a Child at In-Home Daycare

September 10, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Investigates Sexual Assault of a Child at In-Home Daycare

A Sterling, Virginia man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child at an in-home daycare and detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office are working to determine if there are additional victims.

Juan Alejandro Rodriguez, 52, was charged August 28 with sexual assault of a victim under the age of 13 and forcible sodomy of a victim under the age of 13. The charges stem from a reported incident that occurred the day before at the in-home daycare located at 3 Carousel Court in Sterling, Virginia. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of August 29, 2015

September 6, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of August 29, 2015

08/29/2015 – 2:56 p.m. 100 Blk. N. 16th St. Crisis Intervention Call
Police were called to the scene of a person that was having some mental health issues. On police arrival, the person was found to be in a stable mood, and after consulting with Loudoun County Mental Health, was given resources to follow-up for treatment. The person did not meet the criteria to be taken into custody.

08/31/2015 – 11:45 a.m. 300 Blk. Davis Dr. Domestic Dispute
A family member contacted police advising that her two sons were arguing and possibly fighting. On police arrival, the situation was calm. No assault(s) took place and one of the involved parties left the scene. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Board of Supervisor Charged in Assault Case

September 6, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on Loudoun County Board of Supervisor Charged in Assault Case

Loudoun County Board of Supervisor Shawn M. Williams, 44, was charged this morning with simple assault and unlawful entry, both misdemeanors.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 21800 block of Wingate Court in Ashburn, around 1:00 a.m. for a report of a male subject who pushed his way into a neighbor’s home and pushed the victim during a dispute.

Williams was taken to the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center and will be released later today.

Yet Another Accident in the Town of Hillsboro

September 2, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader News, Public Safety Comments Off on Yet Another Accident in the Town of Hillsboro

On Friday August 28 around 5:00 p.m. there was yet another wreck in Hillsboro – right by the driveway where Hillsboro resident John Siman had just been standing.

“An employee from Dominion Power asked me if he could park in my neighbor’s driveway to repair a power pole which had been hit by a texting driver back in July,” said Siman. He continued, “Shortly after he had begun work, a man driving west on Route 9 dozed off at the wheel after he had entered Hillsboro and rammed into the back of the big Dominion Power truck. The car did almost a full 180 degree spin, hit the Dominion Power employee who at that moment was standing by the mailbox. The impact of the car hitting the employee, bounced him off the hood.”

“It’s a miracle he wasn’t killed,” said Siman. He had some abrasions on his forearm from scraping across a windshield wiper as he fell of the hood. He was taken away by ambulance. The driver of the car was completely uninjured.

Police Crack Down on Underage Alcohol Purchasing

September 1, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on Police Crack Down on Underage Alcohol Purchasing

The Purcellville Police Department along with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control Board conducted an undercover operation to address the issue of underage persons purchasing alcohol in the Town of Purcellville. An under 21 year old civilian posing as a customer went into eight different businesses in town that sell alcohol. Four businesses were found to have sold alcohol to the underage customer.

The cashiers were each cited with a violation of state code (4.1-304) and released on a summons to appear in court. The violation is a class one misdemeanor which carries a maximum fine of a year in jail and a $2,500 fine. … Continue Reading

LCSO to Conduct Back to School Enforcement Campaign

August 28, 2015 by Contributor News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO to Conduct Back to School Enforcement Campaign

As summer break comes to an end, Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman is asking drivers to help make this a safe-school year by watching for children walking to and from school.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is launching an enforcement and public education campaign as part of the agency’s efforts to ensure the safety and welfare for the children returning to school.

Over the next few weeks Loudoun Sheriff’s Deputies will be conducting a Back-to-School campaign strictly enforcing speed and other traffic violations around local schools. Loudoun Sheriff’s Deputies will be utilizing RADAR, LIDAR, “Smart Trailers”, variable message boards to display safety messages, marked and unmarked cruisers, as well as the agency’s motorcycle unit. … Continue Reading

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Sustainable Planet

Trusting Science

14 Nov 2015


“The Four Corners of Deceit: Government, academia, science, and media. Those institutions are now corrupt and exist by virtue of deceit. That’s how they promulgate themselves; it is how they prosper.” – Rush Limbaugh [1] I previously reported [2] on …

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Ask Dr. Mike

Some Thoughts on Veterans Day

13 Nov 2015


By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Veterans Day is a time to honor those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, and it is also a time to reflect and remember with gratitude. America is a free and democratic nation today, …

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Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth

Just Like Nothing (Else) On Earth: Phil Bolen Memorial Park

4 Nov 2015


I never knew Phil Bolen as the Loudoun County Government Administrator; I never even got to know him as Director of Parks and Recreation, and I certainly never knew Phil Bolen the teacher and coach at Loudoun Valley High School. …


Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth: Willisville

30 Sep 2015


You may never feel the urge to travel to this little, unincorporated community; it’s not exactly a conduit for commuter traffic, and there aren’t really any places to shop, or gas up, or procure much of anything else from a …

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Sushi's Corner

March Sushi

4 Mar 2015

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Hello everyone, this is Hokie Cat from Fields of Athenry Farm. Sushi is in big trouble as we speak and is residing in doggy dungeon. I am here to fill you in on what took place. My brother Mountie loves …

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Virginia Gardening

Planting an Allergy-Free Garden

5 May 2015


By Donna Williamson Tom Ogren has a long-time interest in allergy-inducing plants. He has written several books on the topic and in February released his latest The Allergy Fighting Garden. He explains why plants can stir up allergies and has …

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Samuel Moore-Sobel

Choosing To Live in the Present

4 Nov 2015


By Samuel Moore-Sobel I love a good story. I love telling stories and hearing other people’s stories. Our experiences bring meaning to our lives, and help shape us into the people we are today. Yet inherent in storytelling is the …

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Amy V. Smith's Money Talks

Amy and Dan Smith’s Planning for Life: Trusts

4 Nov 2015


A common estate planning device is the trust. A trust is simply an agreement between two people: the person who establishes the trust, who may be called the Settlor, the Grantor or the Trustor, and the person or institution who …

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Student News

8th Grade Writers Honored At Blue Ridge Middle School

2 Jul 2015


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


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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Blue Ridge Middle Places 11th In National Science League

1 Jul 2015


Blue Ridge National Science Day Declared Tuesday, June 10 has been officially been declared Blue Ridge National Science Day. At a recent Purcellville Town Council Meeting, Mayor Kwasi Fraser and members of the town council signed a proclamation designating this …

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November 2015

Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Notaviva Vineyards Haunted Vineyard Tours


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Notaviva Vineyards Haunted Vineyard Tours

Red, White, & Boo!

Mrs. Lucketts’ Haunted Garden & Playground


Illuminate: an exhibit by fiber artist Susan Trask and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Notaviva Vineyards Haunted Vineyard Tours

Red, White, & Boo!

Steve Potter Live at North Gate Vineyard

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Elementary Drama Camp

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Art Gallery Reception for Featured Artists – painter Karen Hutchison and glass artists David and Dale Barnes


Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event


Kipyn Martin Live at North Gate VIneyard

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The Essential Elvis Tribute Show


Christmas Bazaar

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The Capitol Steps


3rd Annual Bluemont (Juried) Holiday Craft Show

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event


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View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

5 May 2015


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 sessions June 4, 11 and 18 at 7:00 p.m. at town hall for the proposed sweeping zoning changes. These major …

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Good Government Reinforces the Family – Another Perspective

4 Oct 2015


By Malcolm Baldwin Who can disagree with the title to Dave LaRock’s September article in the Blue Ridge Journal – “Good Government Reinforces the Family”? But sadly he largely misunderstands what government has done and ought to do for such reinforcement. Many of his prescriptions would harm families while others would forestall any improvement in family conditions. His conclusions become …



2015 Loudoun 10K Trail Race Raises over $30,000 to Support Boulder Crest Retreat and Our Nation’s Veterans

16 Nov 2015


“I continued to be humbled by our community and all they do to make Boulder Crest Retreat a success. Jim Schatz and his team at Loudoun Road Runners are amazing. This trail run is in alignment with the rural nature of Boulder Crest Retreat and we look forward to the event every year. My personal appreciation goes out to all …

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Purcellville Cross Serves as Beacon of Hope for Highway Travelers

9 Nov 2015

Crux St. Francis de Sales

By Mark Gunderman The Crux Gloria was erected and dedicated by St. Francis De Sales Catholic Church in November 1990. If you’re traveling from Leesburg on Highway 7, passing through Purcellville just west of the Berlin Turnpike exit, you can look to your right and see a majestic metal cross sculpture. Within the cross, the shape of Jesus appears to …

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Carver Center November Events

4 Nov 2015


The Carver Center is at 200 Willie Palmer Way in Purcellville. Call 571-258-3400 to sign up for the following programs. November 6, Friday Lunch and movie Still Alice 12-2 p.m. (ages 55 and up).  To sign up call 571-258-3459. November 9, Monday AARP Driver Safety Class 9 a.m. – 5:00 p.m (ages 50 and up). Pre-registration required. AARP members $15, …

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Wild Loudoun

Wild Loudoun: of Chipmunks and Chestnuts

4 Nov 2015


Chipmunks are small, beautifully elegant little creatures, with large glossy eyes, a sleek brown body, a short, pointy head, dainty white stripes above and below the eye, and a series of black land white lines down their sturdy little backs. They have a very sweet posture – sitting upright and holding food with their two perfectly formed front feet, while …

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Around Virginia

Comstock Speaks on Syrian Refugees


Congresswoman Barbara Comstock (VA-10) released the following statement on the current terrorist attacks in Paris: “After September 11, 2001, we tragically learned that al Qaeda was at war with us, but we weren’t at war with them. Again, with the recent murderous terrorist attacks in Paris, we have learned that …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenues Topped $22.4 billion in 2014


Statewide data shows increase of 4.1 percent compared to 2013 Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia’s tourism revenues topped $22.4 billion in 2014, a 4.1 percent increase over 2013. In 2014, tourism in Virginia supported 216,949 jobs, an increase of nearly 700 jobs to the previously reported forecast estimate of …

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Good Government Reinforces the Family


By Delegate Dave LaRock Working as the elected Delegate for the 33rd House District has renewed my understanding of the value of a strong family. After decades of raising my family of mom, dad, and seven children and building my family’s business, which provided countless opportunities for mom, dad and …

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Funding Sought for Scholarship for Loudon Students Participating in Youth Sports

4 Nov 2015


The Don Rose, Sr. Youth Scholarship Fund is seeking financial support to provide scholarships at college, technical or trade school. Applicants from public, private, and home schools are eligible to receive the scholarship, provided they participated in youth sports within Loudoun County. The fund aims to award two $500 scholarships …

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Leesburg Ladies Tennis Team Wins State Tournament

4 Nov 2015


Ida Lee Park Tennis Center’s Ladies Singles 2.5 Team, Simply Smashing, won the USTA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championship tournament, held October 16-18, at the Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club. Simply Smashing members include team captain Beth Cioni, Debbie DeLadurantaye, Jennifer Fox, Robin Haast, Holly McMullen and Deja O’Malley. They train …

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This Month in History

July, 1776: Loudoun’s Revolution Within A Revolution

1 Jul 2015


– By Andrea Gaines Loudoun County was heavily invested in the fight for independence from Great Britain. Loudouner Francis Lightfoot Lee was one of 56 delegates to sign the Declaration of Independence. More Loudouners served in General George Washington’s army than any other county in Virginia, and the county’s enormous …

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Mary Rose Lunde

Behind Closed Doors

4 Nov 2015

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By Mary Rose Lunde It’s sad to say that the norm now is to wonder about the next school shooting. For a student it is the most terrifying thing, the next shooter could come at any moment, and any day could be the day that you die. It could be …

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Sarah's Closet

Go Pink … As Pink As You Like

1 Jul 2015


– By Sarah Nearis Look at these sweet and summery pink blouses and tops. Don’t you want to try one on? Some women are afraid to wear pink, thinking it’s a bit too feminine. But, pink comes in such a wide variety of shades – from soft mauves to fuchsias …

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Thank You for Another Successful Halloween Block Party

4 Nov 2015


The 5th annual Purcellville Halloween Block Party was the best attended to date with an estimated 6,000 descending on 21st street in Old Town this past Friday evening. Costume …

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Ethics in Campaigning and Voting

1 Nov 2015


My Dad used to say it’s what you do when nobody is watching that counts. Over 80 percent of my “zoning permitted” and “land owner …

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$17 Dollar Tolls-Ouch!

27 Oct 2015


Recently Gov. McAuliffe proposed $17 round trip tolls on I-66 inside the beltway with Chuck Hedges the Democrat nominee for the HOD 33rd district being …

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