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Relaxation In Horse Country’s Finest

July 1, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Relaxation In Horse Country’s Finest
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– By Hannah Hager

When temperatures hit the top of the thermometer there’s not much more to do than relax in the shade while sipping a cold glass of iced tea. This home is the perfect haven for escaping the humidity as it’s covered by mature trees that create a private cocoon.
Before you start thinking that shade means no sunlight – reconsider. The thoughtful construction of this estate allows for every accommodation. Follow round the circular driveway with a centerpiece of a mature maple tree to the front porch that leads to a bright foyer. Beautiful hardwood floors are seen throughout and provide a brightness that gives a happy feel.

You’ll find more of the same to the entry of the family room that is surrounded by windows, including lovely French-style double doors opening to a slate patio. Seamless transitions are executed between indoors and outdoors, but we don’t want to go outside just yet. First we want to grab an afternoon snack in the kitchen with its white, custom cabinetry, recessed lighting and tiled countertops. Stand over the island or move the party to the formal dining room, which is elevated by two stairs and flanked by columns. You’ll enjoy showing off the extra finishes to friends, including the wood-burning fireplace.

If you’re more of a casual person take them to the breakfast nook with built-in bookcases and views of your 10-acre property. You’ll have ease of access between the kitchen and family room, but still maintain privacy away from the little rascals who have no doubt overtaken the great room where they’re also sure to enjoy a wood-burning fireplace and cathedral ceilings.

The most enviable room of the home is arguably its most private – the master suite. You’ll find no detail was overlooked in an effort to promote relaxation and rest. Crown molding, carpeting and another fireplace make for a slightly moodier ambience that promotes peacefulness. You won’t be the only one to enjoy a bit of privacy – guests and kids alike will find their room assignments equally as appealing.

Now, it’s time to return to the great outdoors where you’ll be wont to never leave. The slated back patio with lattice work awnings is perfect for entertaining. If you’re childlike at heart why not take a dip in the pool? Or, if you’re more of a worker bee take the short walk to your private multi-stable barn and start saddling up. Once you hop on the bandwagon of this home you’ll never jump off.

23559 Parsons Road
Middleburg, VA 20117
Bedrooms: Four
Bathrooms: Three and one half
Square footage: 5,361
Fireplaces: Five
Listing Price: $1,299,000
Acres: 10.5
Contact: Matt@sherrywilson.com

Willow Point Estate – A Timeless Lovettsville Manor

June 3, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Willow Point Estate – A Timeless Lovettsville Manor
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By Hannah Hager

If you’ve ever dreamt of being the lady or man of the manor, consider this home your wish come true.

The principal house situated on the three acre “Willow Point Estate” in River Point is likened after the grand Montpelier home once owned by the fourth President of the United States, James Madison and his wife, Dolly. Family and visitors alike will be struck by your home’s grandeur as they make their approach. The custom-finished luxury home, while at once majestic and imposing, is also warm and inviting – a treat to discover upon entering is threshold.

Climb the brick entry stairs and pass through the columned porch to the front entrance where you’ll be greeted by wide-planked hardwood floors in the foyer that add warmth to an already inviting home. Wallpaper evoking the days of yesteryear perfectly suits this stately home with twin staircases that meet in the middle of the second floor widow’s walk. This is where you’ll find the first glimpses of some exquisite finishing touches – 10-foot ceilings throughout the rooms that aren’t cathedral, architectural details such as upgraded trim and custom lighting fixtures. … Continue Reading

Expansive Views and Space in Leesburg

May 6, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Expansive Views and Space in Leesburg
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By Hannah Hager
Expansive. Close your eyes and consider what that word means to you. Does it mean open skies? Does it mean rolling hills and mountains? Or does it mean sweeping ceilings, endless counter space and sprawling rooms?

This Leesburg home stands at the highest point of the county seat. From this vantage point you’ll receive breathtaking, panoramic views of Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia. Let the sunrise drip through the 12 skylights throughout and give you a much needed jolt in the mornings. At night, watch the sun fall behind the hills in your front lawn.

It’s not all about the outdoors in this sprawling home, however, that has been meticulously cared for by the current owners for more than 20 years. You’ll see that this home was built with intention and purpose: you can enjoy a quiet moment in next to the brick fireplace in the den or hop on over to the conjoined 23-foot great room and dining to build family memories under the exposed beam cathedral ceilings.

Bright white accents are seen throughout the home, starting with the expansive white cabinetry in the kitchen to the wainscoting down the halls and in the vast bedrooms. The white plays nicely with the natural light that gives this large home a sense of warmth, purity and relaxation.

The master suite will recall elements of the “Ritz” and will not fail to disappoint. It would be difficult not to decompress here amongst the main area, in the bathroom or in the den off the suite with fireplace. Venture into the office, tea room, spend time in the finished basement or on the back deck. No matter where you find yourself in this home you’ll be more than content.

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Purcellville Horse Farm Property

April 1, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Purcellville Horse Farm Property
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– By Hannah Hager

Have you ever heard the phrase, “It’s what’s on the inside that counts?” Well, not so with this beautiful Cape Cod-style home and barn in Purcellville. You’ll have no problem kicking your kids out the front door – they’ll be running out on their own.

This is a professionally designed, yet personally maintained, horse farm property that boasts glorious views of green pastures from your front porch. The pristine, eight-stall, center-aisle barn boasts 12×14 stalls, a heated tack room for four season enjoyment, and a feed room and wash stall. It’s an equestrian’s delight with 3 x Run-ins that are fenced and cross fenced.

Have your choice of seven fields and two paddocks as most are equipped with water and electric. Had enough of the free range? Escort your horses to the 120×200 FICS lighted ring.
It may be an equestrian’s delight, but even the most avid riders need their downtime. The property’s red-roofed Cap Cod abode has a master suite on the main level. The large kitchen comes equipped with everything you need, including a neighboring breakfast nook.

pvllehorsefarmboxKick your feet up in the family room, which is also off the dining area and kitchen. This home’s open floor plan ensures you’ll have plenty of space to breathe and peer out the window at your more than 25 acres. In addition to amenities such as hardwood floors and a deck with views, the house is accommodating to a large family with three bedrooms on the upper level.

Whether you find yourself in the house or barn, you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself. But, every morning you’ll also be asking – is it time to go outside and play yet?

Love the Outdoors at Your Lovettsville Home

March 4, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Love the Outdoors at Your Lovettsville Home
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By Hannah Hager

“In my deepest troubles, I frequently would wrench myself from the persons around me and retire to some secluded part of our noble forests.” – John James Audubon

What is a home if not a place for seclusion and restoration? Audubon, the famed naturalist who identified 25 new species of birds, would have perhaps found solace in this home on a corner lot in Lovettsville.

In fact, this home is primed for its owner’s enjoyment if not only because of its namesake. Situated at 7 Black Forest Lane, this street is named after one of the most-famed forests in the world – the Black Forest in Germany, an appropriate designation for the Dutch settlement.

The home boasts a widow’s walk on its roof. One can imagine the birds, sunrises and sunsets to behold. If you prefer to stay closer to the ground, you can rock out on the slate-covered front porch or entertain guests on the back deck with a slate patio trickling by a stone wall to the backyard. … Continue Reading

Cozy Up In This Paeonian Springs Abode

February 3, 2015 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Cozy Up In This Paeonian Springs Abode
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By Hannah Hager

Perhaps you’re looking for a cozy home you’d never want to leave as the winter continues to grace us with waves of snowstorms. If that’s the case, cast your eyes upon this truly unique home that effortlessly marries its deep history with modern amenities.

This stone home will welcome you in with its deep porches and thick columns. Its custom masonry, hardwood floors and flourished arches give a hint of its past. This was once the home of Mary Godfrey, an avid equestrian and Loudoun celebrity who was married to radio and television personality Arthur Godfrey.

The Godfrey’s resided at Beacon Hill, a 1,970-acre Leesburg estate where they raised horses and entertained dignitaries for decades until they sold the property in 1979. The Godfrey’s main residence at Beacon Hill was on Hurley Lane and looked over what is now the Beacon Hill subdivision just west of Leesburg. … Continue Reading

Looking at Fall Home Improvement and Maintenance – Inside and Out

October 1, 2014 by Andrea Gaines Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Looking at Fall Home Improvement and Maintenance – Inside and Out

Nationally, the summer of 2014 was quite interesting weather wise. The West and Southwest experienced some of the hottest summers ever recorded. The Midwest experienced some of the coolest temperatures ever recorded. The Southeast produced a mixed bag of weather – unusually hot in some places while cool in others. While the Washington area, Baltimore, Richmond and other places were a bit hotter than usual. And, we all suffered our share of strong storms – including windstorms and heavy rains.

All of this reminds us that how we plan to heat, cool and tend to our home and yards this fall is very important. … Continue Reading

Tiny House Movement

October 1, 2014 by Carol Morris Dukes Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Tiny House Movement
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The tiny house movement is an apt description for a relatively new social society that advocates a frugal approach to housing that pushes the envelope by embracing homes that are less than 1,000 square feet—and often much, much smaller. The architectural commonality for “tiny houses” is the emphasis on practical, multi-use design. Often, a tiny house incorporates furniture that doubles as storage and can morph into the accessory of choice when needed. Modern, state of the art technology is often found in regards to appliances and other equipment. Height matters—and often vertical space is maximized. And—for a growing number of tiny home lovers—they can be built on wheels and moved from place to place. For today, almost all tiny homes are located in rural areas where “green” living is embraced and the use of rain barrels, composting toilets and recycled grey water are not controversial.

Part of the appeal to owning a tiny home is that many people can build them themselves—and the popular homes on wheels do not require building permits (although some jurisdictions may have zoning in place that would challenge their use). The typical tiny house on wheels has only about 120 square feet of living space. The tiny house is built with conventional building supplies and is built to last, with a price tag ranging between $15,000 to $60,000. They can be used on property as guest homes or offices; and moved around to suit the owner.

The primary attraction to tiny home living lies within the money saving lifestyle and emphasis on reducing one’s environmental impact. Highly efficient and built with eco-friendly composting toilets and nature-friendly materials, the tiny home movement allows the owner to live where they want with more cash in hand to enjoy the things that matter most to them.

While not for everyone, tiny homes offer an alternative lifestyle for those people who want to enjoy the benefits of simple living while leaving a smaller environmental footprint. Inexpensive and economical, tiny homes are enjoying a growing presence throughout our nation’s rural landscape. For more on the tiny house movement, visit Berryville’s own local tiny house builder, Robin Hayes. Her website is: www.build-tiny.com.

Agency law in Virginia has changed… Part II

July 31, 2012 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Agency law in Virginia has changed… Part II
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By Carl Fischer

July 1, 2012 has now passed, and the new regulations put in place by the Virginia Real Estate Board (VREB) and through it’s licensing and oversight arm, the Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation (DPOR) are now the law of the land.

So from this date forward, when you engage for the first time ANY licensed real estate agent or broker here in the Commonwealth of Virginia, be prepared to declare how you would like him to provide services for you. You have three choices:

  1. As a STANDARD AGENT, who has the normal and usual responsibilities to represent you as in the past. But he may also have additional duties which you and he must agree to, in writing, or
  2. As a LIMITED SERVICE AGENT, (formerly a limited service representative), who acts for or represents a client with respect to real property containing from one to four residential units, pursuant to a brokerage agreement that specifies that he will NOT PROVIDE one or more of the duties set forth in a specific list itemizing such services, or
  3. As an INDEPENDENT CONTRACTOR, whose role in NOT that of an agent, but may be referred to as a “transaction broker”, among other terms. In this capacity, the service you barter for (and agree to) is best characterized as a third-party facilitator whose job it is to seek agreement between the parties so as to achieve the goal of the client (you). The standards and duties of the agent in this capacity is far more limited on your behalf than either of the other two.

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The Builder’s Wife

June 6, 2012 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on The Builder’s Wife
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By Cathy Little

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When we attend the builders’ shows, some of my favorite displays are the “smart” home vendors. The capabilities they promise evoke visions of a house that the Jetsons would be at home in – integrated control of lighting, heating, sound, security, etc., all at your fingertips.

Our clients have taken advantage of various aspects of this technology. However, you don’t have to build a new home to put this luxury to use. The best part about a smart home is that the various options can be integrated and managed through an LCD console user interface in your kitchen or better yet, remotely from your smartphone. … Continue Reading

The Builder’s Wife: A Plan You Can See

April 4, 2012 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on The Builder’s Wife: A Plan You Can See

By Cathy Little

Whether you’re building a detached garage or a whole new home it is important to have a good picture of what you want it to look like. People often have an idea of the style of home they’re looking for and they typically have a wish list of what the layout might be. Communicating these desires to a designer is another matter. Three-dimensional home design software has been around for over 20 years and in the last ten has become first-rate; there’s no longer any reason to rely on two-dimensional drawings. This software (of which there are several options) will give you a sense of the final product right down to the grain and stain of the kitchen cabinets and what knobs are the best match. … Continue Reading

The Builder’s Wife

March 7, 2012 by Blue Ridge Leader Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on The Builder’s Wife
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By Cathy Little

Where Do You Begin?

So you’re thinking of building a home in Loudoun. What should you do first? Buy land? Hire an architect? Or hire a builder? Land (as in single lots, not large tracts) is selling again and prices are on the rise, so your first impulse might be to run out and grab some before it gets too pricey.

Then again, you might not be quite ready to make that commitment. It might sound more appealing to sit down with an architect and put your dreams on paper.
Realistically, however, a custom home builder is in the best position to help you set up a budget for your land and house, with a clear knowledge of all the parts and pieces involved. Architects have vision but most are not aware of the hard costs of the components in your home. All too often, customers have brought us plans for homes that they will never be able to afford. … Continue Reading

Renters Can Search Their Home for Foreclosure Notices for Free at CheckYourLandlord.com

December 15, 2011 by Contributor Lifestyle, Real Estate Comments Off on Renters Can Search Their Home for Foreclosure Notices for Free at CheckYourLandlord.com

National foreclosure notice search helps renters avoid surprises from delinquent landlords.

As housing values continue to decline, rental rates are rising in many areas of the U.S. Property owners, many of whom have become “accidental” landlords due to the inability to sell their residences, often remain underwater on their mortgages, and despite their rental income are unable to continue to keep up with their mortgages. Renters become the unfortunate and innocent victims in these cases, as they may find themselves in a rental property with plans to stay for many years, facing a 90 day eviction notice when the property is sold in foreclosure. Even worse, stories abound in the press of renters who are served eviction notices stating that they have only days to vacate the property, throwing their lives into turmoil as they may not know about the laws which protect them in foreclosure situations. … Continue Reading

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The Noisy Economist

25 Jul 2015

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“[W]hereas classisists [economists] turned the spotlight on change, flow, process and dynamics, the neoclassicists [economists] spend their time analyzing states of rest, balance, equilibrium.” – Yanis Varoufakis [1] Updating the evolving global surface temperature anomaly monthly for the Loudoun County …

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Help for Shark Phobia

8 Jul 2015

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Dr. Mike, We go to the Outer Banks every summer as a family, but our seven-year-old daughter is now freaked out by the reported shark attacks at the Outer Banks. Thanks to her older siblings teasing her about sharks, she …

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Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth

Mount Zion Church

1 Jul 2015

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– By Tim Jon So: You’ve never given the American Civil War a great deal of thought, much less walked the grounds of Gettysburg or some of the other, major battleground sites located in our region; you may not be …

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Brandon Park

3 Jun 2015

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Considering its location – amidst the swirl of transportation axes, commercial and industrial scenery, residential neighborhoods, and the shadow of the busy downtown section of Leesburg, I was surprised to have this quiet little oasis of (mostly) green to myself …

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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

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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

Saving The Art Of Letter Writing

1 Jul 2015

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– By Samuel Moore-Sobel This year a woman in France received a letter in the mail. What made her experience unique was that the letter had been written on January 27, 1877, and was intended for her great-grandfather. Steve Insekeep, …

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Amy V. Smith's Money Talks

The Marital Agreement

2 Jul 2015

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– By Amy & Dan Smith In Virginia, as in most states, a marital agreement can be entered into before or after marriage. It can cover a variety of topics but commonly addresses issues pertaining to the disposition of property …

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Student News

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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Blue Ridge Middle Places 11th In National Science League

1 Jul 2015

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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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View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

5 May 2015

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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 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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Editorial

How Did We Get Here And How Do We Get Out?? A Summary Of Purcellville’s Sewer Debt And Strategic Solutions

1 Jul 2015

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– By Kwasi Fraser, Mayor of Purcellville Many of our fellow citizens are baffled by the proposed increase in our already high water and sewer rates, and not just about the increase that was proposed for the Fiscal Year 2016 but also about the proposed increases over the next nine years. This quote from one of our citizens to a …

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Artist’s Profile: Michele Sommers, Mural Artist – The Beauty Of Life, Evolving Over Time

2 Jul 2015

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– By Andrea Gaines Two things defy reason when it comes to mural artist and painter Michele Sommers. The first is her irrepressibly humble attitude towards her talent. The second is the absolute divinity of her work. I knew that in writing about her in this way she would be thinking, Oh … come on … I’m not THAT good! …

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Kicking Off Farm To Fork With Music

1 Jul 2015

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Kicking off this year’s Farm-to-Fork Loudoun project is the second annual Farm, Fork & Art, with music added: a special concert from home grown, award winning folk and Americana singer-songwriter Andrew McKnight. Farm, Fork, Art & Music begins at 6 p.m. sharp at the unique Trinity House Cafe located at 101 E. Market St. in Leesburg on Wednesday, July 22, …

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Hillsboro Celebrates Independence Day July 3

1 Jul 2015

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Bring your friends and family to Hillsboro’s Old Stone School on Friday, July 3 for the annual Independence Day Celebration. The celebration will be preceded by the second of four seasonal outdoor markets which will open on July 3 at 4 p.m., and the Independence Day festivities begin at 6 p.m. at the Old Stone School located at 37098 Charles …

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Wild Loudoun

Ancient Oaks – The Great Providers

1 Jul 2015

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– By Andrea Gaines She feeds the birds. She shelters the mammal. She cools the air, provides us with shade and conserves the water and soil. She is the mighty old oak, an ecosystem unto herself. All except the smallest living things function as an ecosystem of sorts – whether harboring the bacteria and microscopic plants that break down organic …

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Governor Signs Senator Black’s Campus Sexual Assault Bill

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On Thursday, May 28, Sen. Richard Black traveled to Richmond for the bill signing ceremony of his bill, Senate Bill 712, the Campus Sexual Assault Bill. Black’s law will change the way that Virginia’s colleges and universities handle sexual assault cases.  “When I heard about the Hannah Graham case, I …

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McAuliffe Announces Movie To Film in Virginia

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Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia has been selected as the filming location for “Loving,” a motion picture based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia married couple who, in 1958, were arrested for violating a state law at the time prohibiting interracial marriage. The couple …

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Bipartisan Legislation Hopes To Reduce Wasteful Spending

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U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Rand Paul (R-KY) have teamed up on a bipartisan proposal to empower federal workers to identify and cut down on unnecessary federal spending. The Bonuses for Cost-Cutters Act of 2015 would build on existing law by expanding a program that allows U.S. government …

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Upper Loudoun Little League Pre-Game Ceremony

1 Jul 2015

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– By Carri Michon The Majors championship game for Upper Loudoun Little League dawned with prospects of stormy weather. Nonetheless, a nice crowd assembled for the pre-game ceremonies in the light rain. Following the announcment of the AL Royals and the NL Pirates teams, the ULLL Hometown Heroes scholarship given …

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WLVBC Ignite Takes 2nd at Tournament

13 May 2015

Ignite Takes Silver at Spring Fling resized

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club U15 Team Ignite placed second at the NVVA 15’s Spring Fling Volleyball Tournament on Sunday, May 10 at Belmont Ridge Middle School in Leesburg. Ignite met the host team, NVVA 15 Fairfax Black, in the finals. “I’m proud of each player for pushing hard through 10 …

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This Month in History

July, 1776: Loudoun’s Revolution Within A Revolution

1 Jul 2015

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– 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

Locks Of Hope Easy, Helpful

1 Jul 2015

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– By Mary Rose Lunde I’m not the first one who has written about and done what I am about to describe, and I hope I’m not the last. It’s not an action that seems heroic, but it does make a difference. The best part is that no one is …

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Go Pink … As Pink As You Like

1 Jul 2015

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– 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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Letters

Independence Won – Much Left To Be Done

1 Jul 2015

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With graduations behind us and summer vacations ahead, we have much to look forward to. My summer will be full of events and opportunities to …

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Reflections for Father’s Day, a Child’s Constitutional Rights

15 Jun 2015

Bob Ohneiser

I’ve been a licensed attorney and a father since the late 80’s. Yet, I wonder about how many of our country’s legal theories – theories …

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Minimum Wage: A Wrench in the Gears

3 Jun 2015

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By Delegate Dave LaRock You may have read in the news recently that the second-largest city in the United States, Los Angeles, voted to raise …

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