Tanner Zyontz Wins Speech Award

May 14, 2011 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on Tanner Zyontz Wins Speech Award

Tanner Zyontz, won a second place award for his speech “Car Crashes in the United States,” which he gave during the annual Randolph-Macon Academy Middle School Eighth Grade Speech Contest. Tanner is the son of Richard and June Zyontz of Middleburg.

“Drive for Charity” on the Dulles Greenway, May 19

May 14, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on “Drive for Charity” on the Dulles Greenway, May 19

On May 19 all tolls collected on the Dulles Greenway will be donated to charity…ECHO (Every Citizen Has Opportunities), March of Dimes, LAWS, Fresh Air/Full Care, Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy, and the Dulles Greenway Scholarship Fund. For more information e-mail karenm@echoworks.org.

INOVA Loudoun Signs Lease for Lovettsville Facility

May 14, 2011 Development, News Comments Off on INOVA Loudoun Signs Lease for Lovettsville Facility

Inova Loudoun Hospital has signed a five-year lease to occupy the former Lovettsville Post Office building located at 2 Broad Way.

“We have worked closely with Mayor Walker to identify a suitable location in Lovettsville to establish a primary care facility,” observed Randy Kelley, CEO of Inova Loudoun Hospital. “We are pleased, after five years, to have closed on a lease at the old post office and look forward to getting underway with the renovation and opening of the center.”

The Inova Medical Office – Lovettsville is anticipated to open September 1, offering primary care medical services in the evenings and on weekends. Inova will begin renovation immediately on the facility, building out four examination rooms. As with the Dulles South and Purcellville centers, hours will be adjusted accordingly based upon utilization.

“Inova has honored their commitment to the residents of Lovettsville. It’s been a long process but, working together to identify not only the services needed but a suitable location, we are happy to announce that medical services are coming to Lovettsville,” commented Mayor Elaine Walker, Town of Lovettsville.

Farm House Expected to Be Relocated in June

May 14, 2011 Development, News Comments Off on Farm House Expected to Be Relocated in June
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Roadside Development is pleased to provide the Purcellville community with updated information about the relocation and renovation of the existing Cole Farm House at the Purcellville Gateway project. Starting on Monday, May 23, the Purcellville Gateway development team will be starting the preparation work necessary to relocate the Farm House to its new home near the intersection of Main Street and Berlin Turnpike in Purcellville. The first order of business will be the removal of asbestos, lead based paint and other non-compliant materials that do not meet the necessary code for inhabiting the house once it has been moved and renovated. In addition, during the first two weeks of June, citizens will see that the existing porch, small shed roof on the eastern side of the house and the rear addition will be removed. This is necessary for the stabilization of the structure. Prior to the actual moving of the house, residents of Purcellville will see the pouring of the new foundation in the House’s new location. The Farm House will be moved using a system of four hydraulic house moving dollies connected to a structural grid to support activity. All of this work will be performed by a professional house mover and under the guidance of the structural engineer for the project. The actual House moving activities are scheduled for the third week in June.

Once the House has been established on its new foundation, renovation work will start which will include the creation of the new wrap-around porch. The renovation work will coincide with the completion of the Harris Teeter as well as the entire project which is scheduled to open in mid-2012.

Mayor Walker Announces Medical Services Coming to Lovettsville

May 12, 2011 Business, News, Public Safety Comments Off on Mayor Walker Announces Medical Services Coming to Lovettsville

Mayor Elaine Walker is pleased to announce that Inova Loudoun Hospital will open a primary care medical facility in Lovettsville this fall. The Inova Loudoun Medical Office – Lovettsville will be located at 2 Broad Way in the old Lovettsville Post Office building.

“For at least 10 years I’ve been advocating to bring health care to the residents of Lovettsville,” commented Mayor Walker. “ Inova Loudoun Hospital understands how important equal access to medical services is for the residents of western Loudoun County . Inova made a promise and kept their promise.” … Continue Reading

Good Shepherd Alliance Hosts Old Tyme Country Fair in Leesburg

May 12, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Good Shepherd Alliance Hosts Old Tyme Country Fair in Leesburg
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By Mark Gunderman

“How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God” (1 John 3:1).

Did you know that in 2010, there were 381 sheltered homeless people in Loudoun County? Of those, 169 are children. The Good Shepherd Alliance, a Christian non-profit, strives to help those in our community who are affected by homelessness. Since our inception in 1983, we have housed over 4,200 people in our emergency and transitional facilities. Last year an additional 1,600 families benefited from our outreach and counseling services. … Continue Reading

The Town of Leesburg Public Input Meeting May 18

May 11, 2011 Committees at a Glance, Government, News Comments Off on The Town of Leesburg Public Input Meeting May 18
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The Town of Leesburg is conducting a Parks and Recreation Service and Needs Analysis and would like to hear from all community residents, business owners, sports groups, and any other interested parties. The Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a public meeting on Wednesday, May 18,from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Ida Lee Park Recreation Center (60 Ida Lee Drive NW). Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

The goal of this analysis is to evaluate current service levels and future needs for parks and recreation programs, facilities and amenities provided by the Leesburg Parks& Recreation Department. The final report will provide summary findings from all of the public engagement methods (focus groups, public meeting, and surveys) that can be used to inform decision making by the Town Council and department staff. … Continue Reading

Visit Loudoun Supports 28th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week

May 11, 2011 Events, Farm and garden, Lifestyle, Uncategorized Comments Off on Visit Loudoun Supports 28th Annual National Travel and Tourism Week
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The Loudoun County Spring Farm Tour is scheduled May 21-22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. More information can be found on their website at http://www.visitloudoun.org/Events/Loudoun-County-Spring-Farm-Tour4 or at http://www.loudounfarms.org/ and http://www.loudounfarms.org/downloads/Final-SFT%202011.pdf. This consists of two fun days, and is a self-guided driving tour.

Supervisor Jim Burton Will Move To Suspend The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance

May 11, 2011 Government, News Comments Off on Supervisor Jim Burton Will Move To Suspend The Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance
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In a memo to Board Members dated May 4, 2011, Supervisor Jim Burton stated that the Board had completed it’s review of the draft Ordinance for the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act. He cited the numerous changes, and the fact that the RPA restrictions would only apply to “some landowners and not to others who may have the same situation,” Also, the Board “adopted a liberal grandfathering clause that was originally designed to lessen the impact of the more stringent requirements of the original Draft Ordinance.” Burton concluded that the Draft Ordinance might not stand up to a potential legal challenge.

Burton will propose six motions at the May 19,2011 Board of Supervisors Meeting that would “suspend discussions on the proposed Chesapeake Bay Preservation Ordinance until such time as the State completes the Phase II WIP and local requirements are determined.” Click here to read Burton’s memo and motions….

Riders to Bike to Beans in the Belfry Cafe in Brunswick, Maryland.

May 11, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Riders to Bike to Beans in the Belfry Cafe in Brunswick, Maryland.
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By Mark Gunderman

Community Lutheran Church (CLC) will host the First Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles on Sunday, May 15 at 12:30 p.m. The CLC Bikers group, known as CLCyclist’s will gather for the blessing at 12:30 p.m. in the church parking lot.

With spring upon us comes the latest ritual of early season bike riding–the Bike Blessing. The blessing of the motorcycles will be provided by Pastor Tiffany Towberman. The service will include a reading, prayers, individual anointing and bike blessing. Riders will receive a ‘Bikers’ New Testament and a sticker to place on their bikes signifying the bike as having been blessed. Remember that the blessing God wants to bestow is on the Biker not the bike. God is interested in protecting and guiding us. But the biggest blessing available from God is the Blessing of Salvation through Jesus Christ. Bikers will be invited to join in a ride following the service with the CLC riders group. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Public Safety Day

May 11, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Purcellville Public Safety Day

The Town of Purcellville Police Department is excited to announce the fourth annual Public Safety Day, to be held Saturday, May 21, 2011 from 12:00 until 4:00 p.m. at the Loudoun Valley High School south parking lot.

Throughout the day there will be free bike inspections, child fingerprinting and an appearance by the Air Care Helicopter. There will be Fire and Emergency Medical Services demonstrations as well as a Canine demonstration.

Displays will be set up by Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Herndon Police Department, Dulles Airport Police Department, Leesburg Police Department, Falls Church Police Department, Winchester Police Department, Fairfax County Police, Purcellville Volunteer Rescue Squad, Purcellville Fire Company, Virginia ABC Board, INOVA Mobile Health Van, Front Royal Police, and many more.

Come out and meet your local public safety team. The Purcellville Police barrel train will be on hand for the children.

Acoustic on the Green Concerts Announces 2011 Artist Lineup

May 11, 2011 Behind the Scenes, Lifestyle Comments Off on Acoustic on the Green Concerts Announces 2011 Artist Lineup
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The artist lineup for the eighth annual Acoustic on the Green outdoor summer concert series has been announced. The 2011 season will feature eleven concerts on Saturday evenings from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. on the Town Green (25 West Market Street), from June through August.

Concert dates and artists for the 2011 Acoustic on the Green series are: … Continue Reading

Ashburn Pedestrian Accident Claims Life of Boy, Injures Mother

May 11, 2011 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Ashburn Pedestrian Accident Claims Life of Boy, Injures Mother

An 8-year-old Ashburn, VA boy lost his life after he and his 29-year-old mother were struck by a vehicle as they attempted to cross Farmwell Road Monday night.

Around 9:15 p.m. Loudoun Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene where a 2004 Toyota Camry was traveling westbound on Farmwell Road and struck the mother and son as they attempted to cross Farmwell Road at Ashburn Village Boulevard.

According to independent witnesses the driver had a green traffic signal as the Toyota traveled westbound.

The child, Beshoy B. E. Shokr, was taken to the Lansdowne Campus of INOVA Loudoun Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His mother, Eman S. Thabet, was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital where she is currently listed in stable condition.

The male driver of the vehicle remained on the scene and has been cooperative. Neither alcohol nor speed is believed to be a factor.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit continues to investigate the incident.


 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Holocene Climate

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(Public Input Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, 7 March, 2017) Figure 1 shows the climate variation over the last million years. The low points on the curve correspond to ice ages when glaciers up to a mile thick covered New …

Choosing To Forgive

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “Truly forgiving is the ability to say, ‘Thank you for giving me that experience.’” James Arthur Ray vaulted into fame on the Oprah Winfrey Show back in the mid-2000’s. Stunned hearing these words while watching The Rise and …

Five Key Retirement Questions

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Beyond asking yourself where you see yourself and even what your lifelong goal are, effective retirement and longevity planning begs some very big questions. Review the points below and consider how housing, transportation and health considerations all play a role …

Work Woes

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, I’m a manager at a large tech company and my boss has directed me to fire someone on my team, but as a Christian, I just can’t do it. It’s true that the employee …

Joy or Suffering

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By Mary Rose Lunde No one likes to suffer. When given the chance, many people would choose to laugh rather than cry, to sit in silence with their friends rather than talk through their feelings, because not even their friends …

Wage Radio

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I will always remember – very fondly – the first time I ever set foot on the property at 711 Wage Drive Southwest in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a warm, sunny July morning in 1997, and I’d driven all the …

Speaking Truth to Power

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“With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.” Abraham Lincoln On Thursday evening, February 23, I requested the Board of Supervisors pass a proclamation resolving to support the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22 [1]. …

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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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner
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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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Sterling Library Moving To New Location

25 Mar 2017

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Sterling Library’s current location, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling, will close beginning Saturday, March 25, to prepare for the opening of the new Sterling Library on Saturday, April 15. Patrons can return library materials using the drop box at the new location, 22330 S. Sterling Boulevard.

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Middleburg Gallery Presents Country Pursuits Exhibit

25 Mar 2017

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The Gallery on Madison in Middleburg is presenting an exhibit of Brian Whelan’s (a London Irish painter now settled in Waterford) ) transcriptions of a gallery of paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Andrews’ through April 2. The exhibit includes 23 paintings, two masks, two graphics, and nine preparatory drawings.

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Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Presents STEM Career Fair March 28

16 Mar 2017

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Anyone interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is encouraged to attend an upcoming STEM Career Fair in Loudoun. The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)’s Loudoun campus and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions, is holding a STEM Career Fair Tuesday, March 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 …

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Editorial

Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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Appointment Shocks Many On January 3 Supervisor Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) nominated Tom Priscilla for the Loudoun County Planning Commission to represent the Blue Ridge District. Priscilla was …

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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 …

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Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved

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Today, most residents of Loudoun County know nothing about Williams Gap, even those living on Williams Gap Road (Route 711). Knowing who “Williams” was, why a gap in the Blue …

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 …

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 …

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Virginia Schools Kick Off Statewide Campaign To Encourage Safe Teen Driving

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More teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between the months of May and August than any other time of the year, statistics show. To help save lives and prevent such crashes during the high-risk warm weather months, Virginia schools are kicking off a statewide teen safety …

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Protecting Free Speech

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By Dave LaRock (R-33) As elected officials and members of the legislature, our most fundamental responsibility is to protect God-given constitutionally protected rights. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, including governmental public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of …

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Walbridge To Run for State Delegate in the 33rd District

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Tia Walbridge announces her run for the District 33 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Walbridge is a wife and mother of two daughters and an active member of the Round Hill community. “Like many people in our district, my family has found its prosperity in a Virginia-based small …

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Sports

Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017

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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are the boy’s runner-up at the VHSL 4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the Loudoun County School Board approved Indoor Track and Field as a Tier 2 (self-funded) sport.  The seven boys competing scored 48 points, second …

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

23 Feb 2017

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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s U14 Boys Team garnered 3rd place in their first travel tournament of 2017, the Virginia Beach Invitational. This event was held Feb. 18-19 and featured more than 24 teams from the U14 to U18 age group. The team was second on their net on day …

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