Lovettsville Resident Reminisces

September 28, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Lovettsville Resident Reminisces

Next in the Lovettsville Historical Society Lecture Series:
“The Way It Was: Reminiscence of Old Lovettsville”

Lifelong Lovettsville resident Glenn Grove will discuss life in Old Lovettsville, especially the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s, as the next event in the Lovettsville Historical Society’s lecture series, on Sunday, October 9, at 2:00 p.m. at St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville. … Continue Reading

Live Improv Comedy Comes to Historic Downtown Leesburg

September 28, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Live Improv Comedy Comes to Historic Downtown Leesburg

The best comedic minds on the East Coast are coming to the Tally Ho Theatre in historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia on Friday, October 7 at 8:00 p.m.

In the same vein as the hit television series “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”, the professional performers of Last Ham Standing hit the Tally Ho stage the first Friday of every month to play interactive improv games incorporating audience suggestions and participation. This is part of the new “Friday Night Live” program at the Tally Ho Theatre, featuring live entertainment every Friday evening.

Tickets for this family-friendly show are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 10. For more information, call 703-777-1168 or go to:

George Washington’s Home Awards Inaugural Scholarship

September 28, 2011 Schools Comments Off on George Washington’s Home Awards Inaugural Scholarship

Historic Mount Vernon selected future George Mason University student Matthew Jongema as the recipient of its inaugural John F. and Emma B. McDonnell Memorial Scholarship. Established in 2011, the $1,000 scholarship recognizes an outstanding college or college-bound student who demonstrates a solid record of community involvement and leadership. The scholarship program is open to active members of Mount Vernon’s staff, as well as their spouses, children, and grand children. … Continue Reading

GSA Walk for Shelter Enjoys Rainy Weather

September 28, 2011 Events, Lifestyle 1 comment

By Mark Gunderman

The Good Shepherd Alliance (GSA) Board Member James Trash provided the crowd with a pre-walk opening statement. James thanked the crowd for coming out and participating in the Walk. He acknowledged the importance of having everyone’s physical presence at the event. James explained how GSA has a passion for providing help and hope for the homeless and those in a time of greatest need. He believed that those walking with GSA shared that same passion.

Photo by Lisa Gunderman.

Down Syndrome Association Hosts its 7th Annual Buddy Walk

September 28, 2011 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Down Syndrome Association Hosts its 7th Annual Buddy Walk

The Down Syndrome Association of Northern Virginia (DSANV) is pleased to announce that it will host its 7th annual Buddy Walk fundraiser on Saturday, October 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bull Run Regional Park in Centreville. The proceeds raised from this event will fund DSANV as it continues to promote understanding and acceptance of people with Down syndrome.

“Buddy Walk is DSANV’s flagship event — not only is it our most important fundraiser, it also brings our community together for a day of fun, inspiration, and celebration,” said Brian Ray, President of DSANV. “At Buddy Walk, every step we take and every dollar we raise helps us to provide emotional, educational, and social support to people with Down syndrome, their families, and the professionals who serve them.” … Continue Reading

New Ordinance Helps Curb Animals

September 26, 2011 Government, News 1 comment

A change to the Loudoun County Ordinance pertaining to animals (Chapter 612) has been enacted to help deter animal behavior that is considered a “public nuisance.” The new ordinance section (612.28) was approved by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on September 12 and will go into effect on October 1, 2011.

The new ordinance provides enforcement alternatives for repeat or habitual offenders, or for instances where an animal’s behavior or activities becomes a “public nuisance.” Examples of this type of behavior include incidents where dogs continue to bark for prolonged periods of time after a conviction for violating the dog noise ordinance; animals that are off their owner’s property and causing a traffic hazard; animals that create a disturbance by roaming and/or injuring companion animals, or an unsafe situation with free roaming dogs at a school or public park. … Continue Reading

Jennifer Wexton Challenges Jim Plowman to Debate

September 26, 2011 Government, News Comments Off on Jennifer Wexton Challenges Jim Plowman to Debate

Candidate for Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney Jennifer Wexton has urged incumbent Jim Plowman to accept an invitation to a public debate in a letter sent to his office today. Wexton cited the clear differences between the two candidates and the importance of giving the voters an opportunity to hear those differences in a public forum. … Continue Reading

Loudoun Museum Seeks Volunteers for 20th Annual Hauntings Tours

September 26, 2011 Notices Comments Off on Loudoun Museum Seeks Volunteers for 20th Annual Hauntings Tours

The Loudoun Museum is searching for dedicated volunteers to help make this year’s 20th Annual Hauntings Tour a great success. Proceeds from the event benefit the Loudoun Museum. Each year, guides lead guests on the popular 1½ hour walking tour through historic downtown Leesburg to various homes and businesses where historically costumed storytellers relate the history and “spirited” tale connected to to each site. This year’s walking tours will be on Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 6:00 -10:00 p.m. The museum needs volunteers in all areas of the event. Volunteer opportunities include tour guides, storytellers and museum visitor services help. All talents are welcome.
Persons interested in volunteering for Hauntings 2011, please call the Museum at 703-777-7427 or e-mail

Virginia Earthquake Shakes U.S. Awake to Nuclear Power Danger

September 25, 2011 Columns, Sustainable Planet Comments Off on Virginia Earthquake Shakes U.S. Awake to Nuclear Power Danger

This article is republished from the August 19, 2011 edition of the San Francisco BayView with their kind permission and that of Dr. Janette Sherman.

Dr. Sherman is an internist and toxicologist. She is the contributing editor of “Chernobyl – Consequences of the Catastrophe for People and the Environment.” The information in the book will help you understand the serious and continuing hazards from nuclear power. She can be reached at and … Continue Reading

Middleburg Elementary Celebrates 100 years

September 25, 2011 News, Our Towns Comments Off on Middleburg Elementary Celebrates 100 years

Middleburg Elementary celebrated 100 years Saturday September 24. The Centennial Celebration kicked off at 10:00 a.m. with the unveiling of a cornerstone etched with the year 1911. It was followed by a musical, “This Is Your Life MES”, put on by the Middleburg students and the Middleburg Players. A lunch of fried chicken with mac and cheese, barbecue and taco salad was on the lunch menu. The school was opened for a tour and there was a display of items from alumni, young and old.

Regional Marching Bands Take the Field in Purcellville

September 25, 2011 Notices Comments Off on Regional Marching Bands Take the Field in Purcellville

Loudoun Valley High School Band Parents Association hosts the 4th Annual Marching Band Showcase and Field Competition, featuring the marching bands of Strasburg HS, Tuscarora HS, Woodgrove HS, Park View HS, Freedom HS, Stone Bridge HS, Jefferson HS and Loudoun Valley HS on Saturday, October 1, from 2:00 until 5:00 p.m. (Loudoun Valley High School 340 N. Maple Ave., Purcellville, VA. )

If you love marching bands, don’t miss this exciting afternoon of music and performances by these award winning bands!

Gates open at 11:30 a.m., concessions open at noon. Bring the family for a day filled with fun and entertainment.

42nd Annual Bluemont Fair

September 24, 2011 News, Our Towns Comments Off on 42nd Annual Bluemont Fair

42nd Annual Bluemont Fair – September 17 and 18 in the village of Bluemont

Sheriff’s Office Seeks Whereabouts of Missing Ashburn Jessica A. Martin

September 24, 2011 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Sheriff’s Office Seeks Whereabouts of Missing Ashburn Jessica A. Martin

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing teenager.

Jessica Ashley Martin, 16, of Ashburn was reported missing on September 15 but was reportedly seen in the Sterling park area this week. Jessica attended school on September 15 but did not return home. She is known to frequent the Sterling
area. … Continue Reading









2016 Energy Summit – George Washington University


On Friday evening, October 28, George Washington University, Virginia Campus in Ashburn will host the 10th annual Don Sandros Energy Summit in cooperation with local businesses and non-profits. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. for a reception with wine donated by …

Attributing Disaster


“Humans are likely to create a catastrophe, and possibly an associated disaster, that vastly exceeds our own ability to recover from it. In the face of all our efforts, it will persist.” – Richard Guthrie [1] “Here we show that …

Concerned Parent


By Michael Oberschenider Psy.D. Dr. Mike, We recently signed our four-year-old daughter up for gymnastics. It wasn’t cheap, but her friends from the neighborhood do it, and she has been begging us to go. It turned out to be a …

Invisible Illnesses

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By Mary Rose Lunde It is general knowledge that when people think about illnesses, they don’t think about illnesses that aren’t physically apparent. Sure, people know about conditions such as multiple sclerosis and other diseases with visible symptoms, but many …

Robinson Park

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Looking back, now – I’m glad it wasn’t what most people would’ve considered a nice day; I don’t know about you, but I’ve had my share of hot and sunny to last me for at least a generation (especially since …

Are Your Estate and Financial Plans Shock-Proof?


Don’t wait until “what if?” becomes “what is.” Where will you live as you age? Think about your housing options now, so you have choices and won’t have to make a hasty decision should an unexpected health event force you …

In Defense of ‘Adulting’


By Samuel Moore-Sobel Most friends transitioning from college to the workforce long for the days of college, wishing to be back in class and participating in campus life. To be honest, I may be in the minority, but I have …

Student News

Congratulations, Class of 2016

6 Jul 2016


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


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


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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September 26, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 27, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 28, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

September 29, 2016

Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

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Dreams of Trees and Other Living Things

October 1, 2016

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

October 2, 2016
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Virginia Outdoors Foundation 50 years of Conservation Celebration

October 9, 2016
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Barefoot Puppets: Dreamtime, Tales From Down Under

October 13, 2016 October 14, 2016 October 15, 2016

Loudoun Centre Theatre: The Scamps Of Scapin!

October 16, 2016

Harvest Celebration & Fall Farm Tour


October 17, 2016 October 18, 2016 October 19, 2016 October 20, 2016 October 21, 2016

Anthony Semiao Live at North Gate Vineyard


October 22, 2016 October 23, 2016

Come Paint with us at Breaux Vineyards

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October Fourth Friday

October 29, 2016

2 Pound Sterling Live at North Gate VIneyard

October 30, 2016

Music With A Cause - Music of Colonial America

October 31, 2016 November 1, 2016 November 2, 2016 November 3, 2016 November 4, 2016 November 5, 2016

OysterFest at North Gate Vineyard

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Veteran’s Day 10k Raises Funds for Veteran Causes

13 Oct 2016


On November 6, the Loudoun County Road Runners Club will again conduct the annual Loudoun 10K Trail Race in order to raise funds for veteran causes. Since it’s origin in 2011, the trail race has generated more than $90,000 with 100 percent of proceeds going directly to veteran’s charities, specifically Boulder Crest Retreat and Pets for Vets.

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FBRM Clean-Up Day at Blue Ridge Regional Park

6 Oct 2016


Join Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains for an Autumn clean-up to remove invasive vegetation from Blue Ridge Regional Park on Saturday, Oct. 15 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Some tools and equipment will be provided, but please bring your clippers, pruning shears, or saws if you can. Directions: From Leesburg, drive west on Route 7 past the turnoff …

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Painted Barrel Auction Saturday, October 8

6 Oct 2016


The Auction for The Painted Barrels around Purcellville will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m at the Bush Tabernacle – 250 S. Nursery Ave. Purcellville. Thirty-Five local Loudoun County artists were given an oak wine barrel to create a Purcellville / Loudoun theme on it. Each barrel was sponsored by a local business and was displayed throughout …

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Grief and Greed


By Matthew Parse What would drive a single individual to cause so much emotional stress and financial burden on hundreds, if not, thousands of families? What would drive the Town …


Opinion: Terrorism, Debt, and China: Oh My!


– 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


– By Delegate Dave LaRock (R-33rd) A local paper recently quoted Loudoun Board Chair Phyllis Randall as saying that in her observation “some of the concerns raised by the people …

Dear Editor

New Proposed Uses for Western Loudoun

Loudoun County Seal Color

If you live in the middle or western part of Loudoun where you enjoy a parcel of open space near your property (which probably was put into an open space …

Bennett Knows How To Make Economy Work for All


In the election for the 10th District House seat, only one candidate has a more than three decades of success growing a local business. As the owner of a successful …

View From the Ridge

Broken Promises, Hidden by a Six-Foot Berm


By Andrea Gaines On August 9, 1825 at the age of 69, French military officer the Marquis de Lafayette was honored in Leesburg by former President James Monroe. The French-born …

Around Virginia

History’s Holy Places: Four Local Sites Worth Exploring This Fall


The Journey through Hallowed Ground is a 180-mile long, 75-mile wide trek from Gettysburg to Monticello, encompassing nine presidential homes and places, 18 national and state parks, and thousands of small and large historical sites. Dozens and dozens of these sites and related museums are short ride from just about …

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Land Trust Receives Large Donation

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On August 22, The Land Trust of Virginia received a $10,000 gift from the Sharon D. Virts Foundation, based in Herndon. The presentation of this grant was part of the Foundation’s official launch event, held at Selma Plantation in Leesburg. Notable speakers included Sharon D. Virts, FCiFederal Founder and Chair, …

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Farmers Urged To Be On The Lookout For Marijuana


Farmers in Southwest Virginia are being urged to check their property for marijuana planted by trespassers. Within the past year, hundreds of marijuana plants have been discovered between rows of hay bales on farms in and around Pulaski County, according to the Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force. “Unfortunately this …

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Hunter’s First Professional Race

7 Sep 2016


Drew Hunter and Loudoun Valley classmates at his first professional race, Sir Walter Miler in Raleigh, NC in early August , l to r:  Marcos Pierce, Matt Slook, Drew Hunter, Max McNerney. Hunter finished with a time of 3:57.15. Hunter turned professional and signed with Adidas.

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Let’s Make Some Memories

3 Aug 2016


American Legion Baseball At Fireman’s Field, August 3 – 7 By Andrea Gaines American Legion Baseball is here at Fireman’s Field in a big way, featuring five consecutive blockbuster Mid-Atlantic Tournament games – August 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. Our local Leesburg Post 34 Rangers had some nice wins …

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