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Purcellville Police Blotter

November 25, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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11/15/13 – 9:27 p.m. – 1000 block of S. 20th St. – Narcotic Violations, Liquor Violation and Tobacco Violation – 3 juveniles were detained and later released to their parents.
11/17/13 – 12:30 p.m. – 400 block of Crosman Ct. – Nonviolent Family Dispute – Complaint worked by police and resolved.
11/17/13 – 6:51 p.m. – 17000 block of Strathallen Ct. – Nonviolent Family Dispute – Complaint worked by police and resolved.
11/18/13 – 10:58 p.m. – 200 block of Hackley Ct. – Nonviolent Family Dispute – Complaint worked by police and resolved.

Fire Marshal’s Office Lifts Open Burning Ban at Midnight Tonight

November 22, 2013 by Blue Ridge Leader News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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Effective 12:00 a.m., Friday November 22, 2013, the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) is lifting the temporary open burning ban for Loudoun County as the fire danger level has dropped for the next several days. We will now be operating under the Fall/Winter Open Burning Guidelines through February 14, 2014 unless otherwise dictated by the Loudoun County FMO.

To determine the fire danger level, weather data from National Weather Service stations and local forestry offices is analyzed every morning. This analysis results in a predicted fire danger level and a class of day assigned. This may drive the need for a local burn ban to be enacted when the fire danger is high or a class three day. The fire danger level is predicted to be a class one up to a class two for the next several days; hence the local burn ban is being lifted.

For a detailed explanation of the Fall/Winter Open Burning Guidelines, visit www.loudoun.gov/firemarshal. For additional questions or information, please contact the Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office directly at 703-737-8600.

Sheriff’s Recent Personnel Moves Uncover Possible Embezzlement

November 20, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an internal affairs investigation in conjunction with a Virginia State Police criminal investigation, into allegations of embezzlement in the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The investigation began in late October this year after a restructuring of LCSO personnel. The embezzlement allegations were uncovered immediately after Sheriff Chapman restructured units within the Criminal Investigations and Patrol Divisions. As soon as Sheriff Chapman was notified of the potential criminal activity, he contacted the Virginia State Police and requested that an independent investigation be conducted. As no criminal charges have yet been filed, the Sheriff’s Office cannot disclose the name or names of any LCSO employees under investigation. At this point, one employee has been placed on administrative leave. Any further criminal investigation announcements are expected to come from the Virginia State Police.

LCSO Joins Instagram to Reach out to Younger Audience

November 16, 2013 by Blue Ridge Leader News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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In an effort to further reach out to the community, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office announced the agency is now on Instagram at www.instagram.com/loudounsheriff. The social media site will allow the agency to share pictures and video of featured cases and Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office events. “In an effort to reach out to all areas of the public, we wanted to further connect with the young adults in our community,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “We believe Instagram is one social media platform that can help us make this connection,” he added. The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office currently utilizes several social media sites in an attempt to reach out to a wider audience. … Continue Reading

Wednesday Brings Three Fires for Loudoun Fire-Rescue Crews

November 16, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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Three separate, unrelated working fires Wednesday, November 13 kept fire and rescue units from across Loudoun County busy.
The first incident occurred at approximately 10:45 a.m. when units from Middleburg, Aldie and Philomont responded to a call for a structure fire at 17 Federal Street in Middleburg. When fire crews arrived on scene, they found two HVAC units on fire behind the structure. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, preventing it from extending into the affected structure. The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office deemed the fire accidental in nature, caused by improperly discarded smoking materials. Damages are estimated at $15,000. … Continue Reading

Caring for Our Seniors: Preventing Falls

November 6, 2013 by Contributor Public Safety Be the first to comment
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As families gather together over the holidays and begin to plan the year ahead, a topic that often comes up is how to ensure parents and other seniors get the right care and live as independently as possible as they age. This is part one of a three-part series that will discuss various topics that might come up as a family gathers around the holiday table and looks at the issue of how to care for their loved ones.

Falls are the number one cause of injuries, hospital visits, and deaths among Americans 65 years and older. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of October 25, 2013

November 2, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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10/25/2013 – 7:40 a.m. – Route 7 ByPass
Traffic Collision – Vehicle struck a deer. Damage $2,500

10/26/2013 – 3:30 a.m. – Route 7 ByPass
Traffic Collision – Vehicle struck a deer. Damage $500

10-26-2013 – 6:20 a.m. – 100 Block N. 16th Street
Domestic Dispute – Mother and son involved in a domestic dispute. No assaults took place. … Continue Reading

LCSO Seeks Potential Victims of Lovettsville Based Dog Sitting Service

October 30, 2013 by Blue Ridge Leader News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking potential victims who used a Lovettsville based dog sitting service and may be unaware items were taken from their home. The suspect in the case, Christina L. Garrett-Gates, 38, operates Christy’s Canine & Pet Care, LLC. In July, a resident in the 38400 block of Kalb School Lane in Lovettsville became aware that prescription medicine was taken from their home while they were out of town. Detectives were able to identify Garrett-Gates as a suspect as the family was utilizing her pet sitting services while they were away. Garrett-Gates was charged in July with Larceny and Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic. Detectives have recently received information that leads them to believe there are additional victims and the suspect may have used her access to their homes to take prescription drugs from their residences. If you believe you were a victim, you are asked to contact Detective C. Staub of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-737-8757.

Halloween Safety Tips

October 27, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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The Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management reminds citizens to stay safe this Halloween by following a few simple tips courtesy of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office:

Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Always walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. … Continue Reading

One Suspect in Custody in Purcellville Home Invasion

October 20, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety Be the first to comment

LCSO Seeks Whereabouts of Second Suspect David C. Russell, Jr.

One suspect is in custody and the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking a second suspect in connection with an October 14 home invasion style armed robbery at an apartment in Purcellville. Detectives with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Unit identified and arrested John C. Barwis, 23, of Ashburn on Tuesday on charges of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery. Barwis is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center without bond. … Continue Reading

Open Burning Regulations for Fall and Winter

October 2, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety 1 comment
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The Loudoun County Fire Marshal’s Office wants to remind residents that effective October 1, 2013 through midnight February 14, 2014, open air fires/open burning of leaves and trees, brush, yard and garden trimmings generated onsite are allowed, except in the town limits of Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville, Round Hill, and subdivisions (urban or built up areas) throughout the county.

Legally set open air fires are subject to all local regulations. Specifically:

  • Limited to the burning of leaves and trees, brush, yard and garden trimmings, generated on site.
  • The burning may be no closer than 50 feet from a structure and pose no hazards to a roadway
  • Fires must be reported to the ECC at 703-777-0333 before ignition and when the fire is out. … Continue Reading

Loudoun Firefighters Show Support During Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

September 25, 2013 by Blue Ridge Leader News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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Each year, thousands of children across America are diagnosed with cancer, an often life threatening illness that remains the leading cause of death by disease for children under the age of 15. September has been deemed Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, during which the country will remember the young lives taken too soon, stand with the families facing childhood cancer today, and rededicate ourselves to combating this terrible illness. The nation also pays tribute to the families, friends, professionals, and communities who lend their strength to children fighting pediatric cancer. Their courage and commitment will continue to move us toward new cures, healthier outcomes, and a brighter future for America’s youth.

Fire Chief W. Keith Brower, Jr. recently had the pleasure of meeting a young lady named Gabriella Miller that is fighting her own battle with childhood cancer. When she was nine years old, Gabriella was diagnosed with a walnut-sized, inoperable brain tumor. Gabriella’s family literally began smashing walnuts with a frying plan as a symbolic gesture to support her battle against her tumor. Gabriella’s energy and passion to help others motivated her to launch Smashing Walnuts Foundation, dedicated to finding a cure to childhood cancer. … Continue Reading

School Bus Accident

September 21, 2013 by Contributor News, Public Safety Be the first to comment
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Around 7:33 a.m. on September 20, a Loudoun County school bus en route to Mountain View Elementary School was involved in a motor vehicle accident in the 36900 block of Main Street in front of the golf course in Purcellville. Fire-Rescue personnel evaluated eight patients at the scene, including the driver, who was transported to INOVA Cornwall for further evaluation. Seven children, who were on the bus, were evaluated at the scene for minor injuries. The Loudoun County School Board has been notified of the incident.

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Sustainable Planet

State of Sophistry

25 Sep 2014

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There is a particularly sophistic science-denial argument which has been around since 2004. This popular argument cites a paper published in the journal Science in 2003 by Nicolas Caillon and colleagues [1] and then badly misinterprets it. It seems unlikely …

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Ask Dr. Mike

Addressing Robin Williams’ Suicide As a Teachable Moment with Your Child

3 Sep 2014

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, My husband and I were both shocked by Robin Williams’ suicide. We’ve loved him since “Mork and Mindy” but don’t get how a guy who has everything could end his life like he did. …

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Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth

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3 Sep 2014

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Maybe it’s just my imagination (most people who know me stress that it’s one of my stronger – or maybe, stranger – traits), but I’d swear that there are places around this unique county of ours where the past not …

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Shreve Mill Road

6 Aug 2014

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It’s quintessential Loudoun County in transition: In less than two miles, this sleepy, little country road passes by decrepit, abandoned structures (apparently just waiting for demolition and development), some surprisingly tranquil waterways, and stretches of mature forest that would entice …

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Virginia Gardening

Goldenrod – A Major Fall Beauty

3 Sep 2014

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By Donna Williamson It’s easy to think that goldenrod causes autumn sniffles. It’s a native with species that tolerate all kinds of conditions, from full sun to shade, from moist soils to hot and dry. And it blooms everywhere around …

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Sushi's Corner

The Grumpy Old Troll Continued…

3 Sep 2014

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By Sushi Now my friends if you have not read July’s Tails from the Barn Yard please visit www.brleader.com before you read the ending here. It is there you will read of a little girl by the name of Adele …

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Samuel Moore-Sobel

What It Means To Make a Comeback

3 Sep 2014

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel What is a comeback? Merriam Webster gives a number of definitions for this word including, “a new effort to win or succeed after being close to defeat or failure.” This definition seems to capture the essence of …

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Amy V. Smith's Money Talks

Amy and Dan Smith’s Planning for Life: Do Not Resusitate Order (“DNR”)

3 Sep 2014

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The DNR is a written order issued by a physician to withhold cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the patient in the event of cardiac or respiratory arrest. The DNR is now referred to officially as a “Durable Do Not Resuscitate Order.” The …

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Student News

Loudoun Student Awarded Environmental Scholarship

6 Jul 2014

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American Disposal Services is proud to announce Allison Arpajian, the Loudoun County recipient of their Annual American Disposal Services Inc. Scholarship. Applications were distributed to all public high schools in Loudoun and Fairfax Counties. One winner was chosen from each …

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Local Residents Graduate from the College of William & Mary

3 Jul 2014

The following residents recently graduated from the College of William & Mary: Alexander Graeme Thomson, from Hamilton (20158), with a BS degree. Gabrielle Alana Graves, from Middleburg (20117), with a BA degree. Kathleen Warren Hale, from Middleburg (20117), with a …

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Kevin Sherman Graduated from Ithaca College

3 Jul 2014

Kevin Sherman, a native of Middleburg, Va., graduated from Ithaca College’s School of Health Sciences and Human Performance with a degree in Sport Studies. The degree was awarded in May 2014.

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Worldly Inspirations

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September 29, 2014

Arts in the Village Gallery
1601 Village Market Blvd.
Suite 116
Leesburg, 20175
USA
571-442-8661

In September, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Worldly Inspirations, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing intricately wrapped stone pendants and earrings by jewelry artist Dana Jansen, and evocative images captured by photographer Mary Louise Ravese, in a show that draws on inspiration, materials, and imagery from across the globe.

Dana Jansen’s use of intricate wire wrapping techniques encase and frame Brazilian agates, druzy quartz and an array of minerals and fossils found across the world.  Working mostly in sterling silver wire and occasionally copper, Dana’s labyrinthine designs supplement the stone’s natural beauty to create pieces that stand on their own as objects of fine art.

Mary Louise Ravese captures images that transport viewers to diverse destinations from around the block, to around the country, and around the globe. Inspired by a wide array of subject matter, Mary Louise's work resonates with striking color, texture and line. Her photographs of country landscapes, intriguing architectural details and unusual abstract compositions draw the eye and allow the mind to vicariously experience her view of the world.

 

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, September 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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Worldly Inspirations

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September 30, 2014

Arts in the Village Gallery
1601 Village Market Blvd.
Suite 116
Leesburg, 20175
USA
571-442-8661

In September, Arts in the Village Gallery presents Worldly Inspirations, a Featured Artist Exhibit showcasing intricately wrapped stone pendants and earrings by jewelry artist Dana Jansen, and evocative images captured by photographer Mary Louise Ravese, in a show that draws on inspiration, materials, and imagery from across the globe.

Dana Jansen’s use of intricate wire wrapping techniques encase and frame Brazilian agates, druzy quartz and an array of minerals and fossils found across the world.  Working mostly in sterling silver wire and occasionally copper, Dana’s labyrinthine designs supplement the stone’s natural beauty to create pieces that stand on their own as objects of fine art.

Mary Louise Ravese captures images that transport viewers to diverse destinations from around the block, to around the country, and around the globe. Inspired by a wide array of subject matter, Mary Louise's work resonates with striking color, texture and line. Her photographs of country landscapes, intriguing architectural details and unusual abstract compositions draw the eye and allow the mind to vicariously experience her view of the world.

 

Meet the artists and enjoy a glass of wine and refreshments during a free, open to the public reception on Saturday, September 20th, from 5 – 8 p.m.

Arts in the Village Gallery, 1601 Village Market Blvd, Suite 116, Leesburg, VA 20175. Tel: 571-442-8661 Email: info@artsinthevillage.com Website: http://www.artsinthevillage.com/

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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October 4, 2014

Notaviva Vineyards
13274 Sagle Rd
Purcellville, 20132
540-668-6756

Notaviva Vineyards presents their monthly Bluegrass Jam a FREE event held the first Saturday of every month!

An event for all ages featuring Ashby Run. Open to players of every skill level

3pm-6pm Saturday 7/5

Wine available by the glass and by the bottle, lite snacks available. Must be 21 to drink alcohol.

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Start Your Business (Loudoun)

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October 9, 2014

Is owning a small business a good fit for me? What are the steps for starting a business? Will I need funding? What are potential sources of funding? Ruth Cope, Assistant Director of the Loudoun SBDC, and Kelly Keyser Thompson, a Principal of Keyser Thompson Insurance Agency, will answer these and other questions essential for successfully starting a small business. Highlights will include:

•    Entrepreneurial traits
•    Taxes and licensing
•    Business plan development
•    Sources of financing
•    Marketing
•    Insurance

REGISTER at LoudounSBDC.eventbrite.com.

Fee:  $10 for registration online; $15 at the door
Those who pay at the door are not guaranteed seating or handouts.

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Purcellville Tag Sale Space Available

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October 11, 2014

Loudoun Valley Community Center
320 West School Street
Purcellville, 20132
540-338-4122

Loudoun Valley Community Center is offering table space to take advantage of this community affair on October 11 and 12 from 7am to 4pm. Table rental is $25 for 2 days. Call 540-338-4122 or email lynda.vill@loudoun.gov to reserve.

Purcellville Library Fall Book Sale

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October 11, 2014

Purcellville Library
220 East Main Street
Purcellville, 20132
USA
540-338-3013

The Purcellville Library Advisory Board's Fall Used Book Sale will offer hardback and paperback books, CDs and DVDs for sale. Used books for all ages, both fiction and non-fiction will be included in the sale. All proceeds go to benefit the Purcellville Library. Cash or check only, no credit cards. Hardcover books $2, paperback $1.

Harvest Celebration at Breaux Vineyards

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October 11, 2014

Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane
Purcellville, 20132
United States

Come be a part of our celebration of the 2014 harvest season at Breaux Vineyards.  We will have live music with Steele & Oglevee, craft vendors, and, of course, wine tastings.  Also if the weather is nice we will be conducting vineyard tours on the hour.

No admission or RSVP for this fun day at the winery

Looking forward to seeing you here!

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Purcellville Tag Sale Space Available

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October 12, 2014

Loudoun Valley Community Center
320 West School Street
Purcellville, 20132
540-338-4122

Loudoun Valley Community Center is offering table space to take advantage of this community affair on October 11 and 12 from 7am to 4pm. Table rental is $25 for 2 days. Call 540-338-4122 or email lynda.vill@loudoun.gov to reserve.

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Event: Art Gallery Reception for Featured Artists -- jewelry artist Dana Jansen and photographer Mary Louise Ravese

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October 15, 2014

44045 Riverside Parkway
Leesburg, 20176

Meet Dana and Mary Louise and other gallery artists during a free, open to the public reception for this month's Featured Artists' exhibit "Worldly Inspirations,” presenting the wire wrapped jewelry of Dana Jansen and the evocative photography of Mary Louise Ravese as they reveal inspiration and imagery from across the globe.

 

Working primarily in sterling silver, Dana Jansen’s intricate wire pieces frame Brazilian agates, druzy quartz and an array of minerals and fossils found across the world.

Mary Louise Ravese’s country landscapes, architectural details and unusual abstracts draw the eye and allow the mind to vicariously experience her view of the world.

 

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Creating an Effective Advisory Board

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October 16, 2014

An effective, motivated advisory board is invaluable for growing a business. It offers a community of support and influence. It helps you weather storms and exceed goals.

Marissa Levin is CEO of Successful Culture and author of Built to SCALE: How Top Companies Create Breakthrough Growth through Exceptional Advisory Boards. Join Ms. Levin as she discusses tools and templates for following her SCALE™ Model.

She’ll guide you on how to:

•    Select who you need to get your business from where it is now to where you want it to be, while developing exceptional leadership skills
•    Compensate your advisors (monetary, non-monetary, and types of equity-based compensation)
•    Associate them into your organization with a successful change management strategy
•    Leverage your advisors for business and process development, networking, and more
•    Evaluate constantly and Evolve the board as your organization grows
•    Exit advisors when they no longer fit

FREE but please REGISTER at LoudounSBDC.eventbrite.com

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FREE Live Music - Adam Bruno

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October 18, 2014

Notaviva Vineyards
13274 Sagle Rd
Purcellville, 20132
540-668-6756

Singer/songwriter Adam Bruno is a Tampa native, now living in Loudoun County. Adam has a powerful, soulful sound, blending all the best of pop, rock and acoustic music. His melody-driven songs and thoughtful lyrics make you an immediate fan!

Notaviva Vineyards will have wine for purchase by bottle or glass to any customers 21 years of age or older. Lite snacks are also available for purchase, or feel free to bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic while listening to the tunes of Adam Bruno

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October Fourth Friday at Breaux

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October 24, 2014

Breaux Vineyards
36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane
Purcellville, 20132
United States
540-668-6299 ext. 204

Come enjoy the magic of fall evenings overlooking 105 acres of beautiful, lush vines at Fourth Fridays. We will have live music on the patio, food for purchase, and endless enchanting views as the sun sets over the vineyard.  Enjoy $4 mini tastings and a great selection of wines by the glass as you enjoy a fun evening with friends and your Breaux Vineyards family.

Don't miss any of these fun evenings!  The fourth Friday of each month from 5-9pm is reserved for this great event, so plan ahead!

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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November 1, 2014

Notaviva Vineyards
13274 Sagle Rd
Purcellville, 20132
540-668-6756

Notaviva Vineyards presents their monthly Bluegrass Jam a FREE event held the first Saturday of every month!

An event for all ages featuring Ashby Run. Open to players of every skill level

3pm-6pm Saturday 7/5

Wine available by the glass and by the bottle, lite snacks available. Must be 21 to drink alcohol.

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View From the Ridge

I Wanna Uh-Uh-Uh-Uh-Uh-Undo It

6 Aug 2014

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There’s a popular country western song that tells the story of a young woman who gets swept up in a night of partying and wakes up to find she has a ring on her finger, a new last name and a new husband. Knowing she had been duped but determined …

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Editorial

Sweeping Zoning Changes Continue To Be Proposed

3 Sep 2014

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Visions Of Purcellville Looking Like Reston At the August 21 Purcellville Planning Commission Work Session town community development staff continued to forge ahead with sweeping zoning changes to the town. Latest in the discussion was the PDH zoning district. Vice Chair Dennis Beese mentioned that he thought the goal was to make Purcellville look like Reston. This PDH district is …

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Purcellville Crossroads Tilley Entertainment Proposal

3 Sep 2014

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The new Tilley-Kline Entertainment complex proposal is in its initial stages of design. The proposal – not yet formal – is on a 50-acre parcel (50.46) that is not within the town of Purcellville, but north of Rt. 7 on the corner of Rt. 287 and Saint Francis Court (Rt. 722). The developers are considering a boundary line adjustment, and …

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Lifestyle

Mosby Heritage Area Association to Host a Talk on The VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market

24 Sep 2014

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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will host a talk on October 19, on the VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market and the Berkeley Family of Aldie. The talk will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Aldie Methodist Church, 39325 John Mosby Hwy in Aldie and after, a tour will be offered of the Berkeley House across the street …

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LVHS Senior to Open for Luke Brindley and Chris Ayer

22 Sep 2014

Local Loudoun Valley High School Senior Grant Frazier will open for Chris Ayer and Luke Brindley in a Buncearoo ‘curated event’ on Friday, September 26, at Catoctin Creek Distilling Co. on 120 W. Main Street in Purcellville.

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5K for Local Breast Cancer Patients

18 Sep 2014

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On Sunday, October 19, Wayside Farm Fun in Berryville is hosting a 5K to raise money for the Cherry Blossom Breast Cancer Foundation, an amazing charity that helps local breast cancer patients. The race is a 5K cross-country trail run/walk through the fields of Wayside Farm Fun at the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Great Harvest Bread will be …

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Wild Loudoun

Nature, Moving from Season To Season on a Wing and a Prayer

3 Sep 2014

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The term “on a wing and a prayer,” or “coming in on one wing and a prayer” is a WWII reference to the hardships pilots faced desperately trying to guide their disabled aircraft home and land safely, rather than be lost between the last place they were seen and the home base they were so desperately trying to reach. Using …

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Around Virginia

Governor McAuliffe Announces Measures to Expand Healthcare Services to Over 200,000 Virginians

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Launches 10-step plan that will reach Virginia’s most vulnerable citizens Governor McAuliffe launched A Healthy Virginia, a 10-step plan to expand healthcare services to over 200,000 Virginians. This plan is an unprecedented action by any governor in Virginia history and includes authorizations of four emergency regulations, one executive order, and …

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VDOE Names Chief Academic Officer

Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples today announced that John William “Billy” Haun of Charlottesville will become the Virginia Department of Education’s chief academic officer, taking the position of assistant superintendent of instruction on September 1. “I am delighted that Billy is bringing his knowledge, leadership and innovative ideas …

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LaRock Appointed to Joint Commission on Technology and Science

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Speaker of the House William Howell has appointed Delegate Dave LaRock as a member of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science (JCOTS), effective immediately and lasting for the duration of his term in the House of Delegates. The Commission meets several times throughout the year to “Study all aspects …

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Sports

Little League Season Update

8 Aug 2014

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By Carri Michon This spring 2014 Upper Loudoun Little League season found drenching rains making fields unplayable on a regular basis. Over 100 games were rescheduled due to wet, soggy fields, said league president, Norris Beavers. “The most I have ever remembered in my 28 years of volunteering with Upper …

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Ida Lee NFL Flag Football League Registration Ends July 28

20 Jul 2014

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Registration for the Fall 2014 NFL Flag Football league is currently ongoing for boys and girls, ages six to 14, and spots are filling fast. To secure a spot in the league, participants must register by Monday, July 28, 2014. The Ida Lee NFL Flag Football League is the premier …

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Letters

Where Is the Money?

3 Sep 2014

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I’ve been reading a lot lately that Social Security is a drag on the deficit that must be reformed. But aren’t payroll taxes the sole …

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Sign the Petition

3 Sep 2014

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Loudoun Water’s proposed construction of twin 189’ water towers at the very dangerous intersection of Red Hill Road and Stone School Lane is flawed. Red …

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Twin Water Towers Do Not Belong Here

3 Sep 2014

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Loudoun Water needs water storage in the Transition Zone to accommodate growth, and proposes twin 189’ water towers at the intersection of Red Hill Road …

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