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: www.TallyHoLeesburg.com.

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
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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 hauntings@loudounmuseum.org.

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
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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 www.janettesherman.com and toxdoc.js@verizon.net. … 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
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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
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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
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Columns

Hundreds Will Join 20th Annual Butterfly Count August 6

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By Andrea Gaines How Is a Butterfly Like a Rainbow? Scientists recently discovered that some butterfly wings contain tiny structures called gyroids that diffract or break up light into the colors of the spectrum. You may also have seen this …

Your Retirement Plan B

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Take the time to design an alternative retirement plan should retirement come earlier than expected. Imagine this. You’ve spend decades working, saving, and planning for your version of the ideal retirement. Your company was just acquired, and your boss is …

Learning Patience As a Camp Counselor

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By Mary Rose Lunde They say that one of the biggest blessings is being a teacher. It is also one of the hardest. Explaining to nine-year-old kids how to build a fire is one of the most challenging things I’ve …

Remembering the Man Who Never Forgot

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “God is God because He remembers.” The implication being that the defining element separating humans from God is the Divine’s inability to forget. Elie Wiesel was defined in part by his willingness to remember, along with his …

Just Like Nothing (Else) On Earth: Balch Library

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By Tim Jon Solitude, peace, and quiet: Not exactly the first three adjectives I’d choose to describe the greater portion of downtown Leesburg, although its charms do shine through even on the busiest of weekday afternoons. The last morning I …

Superforecasting a Book Review

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The book “Superforecasting” by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner contains a nearly complete list of the attributes of superforecasting, as well as critical thinking. Tetlock’s research empirically confirms the aspects of critical thinking I’ve been discussing in this column. Their …

Pokémon GO: A Fun New Gaming App or an Accidental Treatment?

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Penicillin was accidently discovered in 1928 when scientist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from vacation to notice that a strange fungus growing on a culture had killed off the neighboring bacteria. After WWII, psychiatrist and researcher, Dr. John Cade, …

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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Live Music: Stealing Dawn

August 21, 2016

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August 22, 2016

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August 23, 2016

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Winchester Plans Patsy Cline Music Festival Labor Day Weekend

11 Aug 2016

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The Patsy Cline Music Festival will be held Labor Day weekend in her hometown of Winchester, Va. in honor of the legendary singer’s birthday anniversary on September. 8. Celebrating Patsy Cline sponsors the celebration that begins with a block party from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. Music will …

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Vigil for Lost Promise to Remember Loved Ones Lost to Drugs

11 Aug 2016

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Residents and local leaders are encouraged to join the many families, friends and community groups to share the light of their loved ones lost to drugs. The Vigil for Lost Promise will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Drugs: Cost and Consequences Exhibit (DEA Museum), located at 750 Miller Dr. …

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August Is National Peach Month: Eat a Peach in Salad

3 Aug 2016

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Are You Kidding? No. A nectarine and a peach are basically the same species. Nectarines are bald peaches, in effect. In early cultivation, nectarines occasionally appeared on peach trees, the result of a recessive allele, the fruit from which were then cultivated as nectarines. Peaches are also part of the rose family. No wonder why we like all three, so …

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Editorial

Grief and Greed

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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 …

Op-ed

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 …

Dear Editor

Lessons from Short Hill

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It’s been a little over two weeks since the Commission Permit for the proposed AT&T facility on Short Hill was overruled by the Board of Supervisors. This is just about …

Thank You

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Dear Citizens of Purcellville: As your town council member it is my vision and priority that you feel welcome at your Town Hall and take part in shaping Purcellville’s future …

View From the Ridge

An Open Letter to the Citizens of Purcellville

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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 …

Around Virginia

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

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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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State Senators Investigate University of Virginia’s $2.3 Billion Operating Surplus

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Senators Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) and Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), are calling for an investigation into disclosures that the University of Virginia has accumulated a $2.3 billion operating surplus, now titled a “Strategic Investment Fund,” that is significantly larger than the Commonwealth’s own cash reserves. Both senators agree that the …

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Sports

Let’s Make Some Memories

3 Aug 2016

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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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Registration Open For Ida Lee’s Fall NFL Flag Football

7 Jul 2016

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Ida Lee’s Fall 2016 NFL Flag Football League will begin with player evaluations on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.  Players must be registered by Tuesday, July 26, to participate. This fall, Ida Lee’s Leesburg NFL Flag Football House League will have the following age groups:  6-7; 8-9; 10-11; …

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