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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A Habitable Planet

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“At the moments when we are able to separate ourselves from our daily concerns and ponder deeply, most of us have encountered fundamental questions of our existence as human beings. Where do we come from? What happened before humans appeared …

Choose Joy, Don’t Go Negative

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Sometimes life is pleasant and it is easy to smile, other times it is not. The real question is how do you react and live your life when you are going through trials? What do you do when you feel …

Character Outlives Us All

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“Brains are like muscles, you can rent them by the hour, but at the end of the day all you have left is your character.” This statement was uttered by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, a phrase his father used …

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You know, I can still taste those sausages: The first early-spring bratwurst cooked over an open flame in a beautiful setting among good friends; nothing so surprising, really, in recalling a good meal in classic context. The thing is, though …

Planning for Life Disclosure and Other Family Issues in Estate Planning

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What do we tell the kids? Questions of how much and what type of information to give the children often arise during consultation. The answers depend on the circumstances of each family – the ages and maturity of the children …

A Look Into What Is Learned in High School English

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By Mary Rose Lunde English is the arguably the most important subject for a student in high school to learn. The most successful people in the world have one thing in common — being able to communicate effectively. This is …

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

Oh No, It’s the Christians!

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By Nicholas Reid In the hours and days following every massacre perpetrated by radical Muslims, there is one unifying theme across most news coverage of the massacre, wherever it may …

Dear Editor

Isn’t Loudoun Better Than This?

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More than forty years I have watched a rising tide of development flowing from the east across Loudoun. Once it was thought the western mountains would be spared the flood. …

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 …

Student News

Four Scouts Achieve Eagle Scout Rank

3 Feb 2016

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Joel Gicker, Kyle Siecker, Sam Soltis and David Watson achieved the rank of Eagle Scout at a Court of Honor conducted at Blue Ridge Bible Church in Purcellville on January 9. The four Eagles are members of Troop 711 of …

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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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Hamilton Town Hall

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CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Franklin Park Arts Center

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Lobster Day with Chef Seb at North Gate Vineyard

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG at Franklin Park Arts Center

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Spring Wine Glass Painting with Penny

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

TGIF @ North Gate Vineyard!

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

The Sprouted Spoon Food Truck at North Gate Vineyard

Nathaniel Davis Live at North Gate Vineyard

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Celebrate Mother's Day at North Gate Vineyard!

Mother's Day Brunch at Breaux

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Dog Day at Breaux Vineyards

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Senior Caregiver Training

Hillsboro Ruritan Club Dinner Meeting

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Strawberry Afternoon Tea

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Strawberry Afternoon Tea

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Land Trust of Virginia Annual Garden Party

BRASS EXTRAVAGANZA

Waterford Concert

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

A Taste of Paris and View of Normandy at Breaux Vineyards

Annie Stokes Live at North Gate Vineyard

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

Paella by Carlos at North Gate Vineyard

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Sea & Sky – an exhibit by copper artist Anne Jordan and mixed media artist Karen Watson

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It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

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It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

Free Gardening Lecture

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It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

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It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

Yard Sale

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

PAUL REISLER TRIO WITH LEA MORRIS AND MARSHALL KEYS

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It’s a Beach Thing . . . featuring lamp-work glass artist Julie Bahun and abstract painter Karen Hutchison

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Movies in the Park Return to Ida Lee This Summer

25 May 2016

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“101 Dalmatians” kicks off the season on Thursday, May 26. Get the popcorn ready! The Town of Leesburg will once again be hosting Movies in the Park this summer. This free series will feature an evening movie on the third Thursday of each month throughout the summer, hosted at Ida Lee Park.

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New Concert Series Comes to Purcellville

20 May 2016

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On Sunday, June 5 at 4:00 p.m., internationally recognized pianist Brian Ganz will present an all-Chopin recital at St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 711 W. Main Street in Purcellville. The recital will feature several of Frédéric Chopin’s studies for solo piano, including the renowned “Revolutionary” Etude, among other works by the Romantic master. Ganz, who recently moved to Purcellville from Annapolis, …

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Eucharistic Procession To Pass Through Leesburg May 29

20 May 2016

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– By Mark Gunderman Each year, Catholics around the world celebrate the Feast of Corpus Christi (Latin for Body of Christ), symbolizing their belief in the Real Presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. In the United States, the celebration of Corpus Christi is held on the Sunday after Trinity Sunday. This is a time when Catholics can demonstrate their …

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Around Virginia

Out and About Loudoun and Beyond

The Plains’ charming restaurants, shops and sidewalks.

Five Stone’s Throw Spring and Summer Destinations By Andrea Gaines Bordered by the Potomac River to the north and beautiful mountains to the west – and with easy access to Rt. 95, the Dulles Toll Road and Route 66 – Loudouners have no short list of fun spring places to …

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Update: Remains Located in Shenandoah National Park; Search Efforts Suspended

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Update: Body preliminarily identified as Nicole K. Mittendorff, 31, of Woodbridge. The physical and digital evidence collected during the course of this investigation includes a note recovered from the car leads investigators to believe there was no foul play involved in her death. ——————– Search efforts in the Shenandoah National …

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Virginia Trooper Shot and Killed at Richmond Bus Terminal

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A Virginia State Police trooper has died as a result of his injuries after being shot on March 31 at the Greyhound Bus station in the 2900 block of North Boulevard in Richmond. At approximately 2:40 p.m., Virginia State Police Trooper Chad P. Dermyer approached a male subject just inside …

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Sports

Western Loudon Volleyball Club “Hitmen” Team Finishes Second

3 Feb 2016

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The Western Loudon Volleyball Club U14 boys team, called the “Hitmen,” finished second in a tournament held January 17. This is the first ever boys team for the WLVBC (and only the second boys club in the area). Coach Allan Kotmel led the seven-member team. WLVBC started eight years ago, …

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ODFC West Travel Soccer Program Shines

2 Dec 2015

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The Old Dominion Football Club West boys and girls middle school travel soccer program scored big the weekend of November 21 and 22.  The girls Quest Premier 22 team took home the championship in the U12 Girls Premier Division of the Hunt Country Classic located in Fauquier County. The boys …

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