INOVA Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services February Schedule

January 31, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on INOVA Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services February Schedule
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February 2012 Screenings and Flu Shot Schedule

Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be providing countywide blood pressure screenings at a variety of locations during the month of February.

For further information or to schedule a flu shot clinic call the Mobile Health hotline at 703-858-6609 or visit www.inova.org/mobilehealth. … Continue Reading

Chorus of the Old Dominion Offers ‘Singing Valentines’

January 31, 2012 Lifestyle, Music Comments Off on Chorus of the Old Dominion Offers ‘Singing Valentines’

WHO: Chorus of the Old Dominion, Loudoun County’s own barbershop-style quartets

WHAT: Buy a “Singing Valentine” for your special someone — One old-fashioned love song, a red rose, a greeting card with the sender’s message inside, and a photo to remember the loving gesture

WHEN: Valentine’s Day and prior weekend (February 11-14) – you choose the time and place

WHERE: Anywhere in Loudoun County (Leesburg, Purcellville, Ashburn, Lovettsville, Middleburg, etc.)

HOW: Visit www.odchorus.org or contact the chorus at 703-348-0071 or valentines@odchorus.org.

WHY: Because “Virginia Is for Lovers!” (official affiliation)

Hunt Country Writers’ Retreat

January 31, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Hunt Country Writers’ Retreat

Gathering of Authors and Aspiring Writers in Middleburg

Horse country has long embraced its riding community but many don’t realize that there’s a robust “writing” community as well. Two Middleburg residents who are well connected to the literary world and writing, Jan Neuharth and Genie Ford, have created a Writers’ Retreat that they plan to host annually. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with a Friday night (April 20) reception from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. … Continue Reading

St. Francis Hosts Blood Drive

January 31, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on St. Francis Hosts Blood Drive

St. Francis Council, Knights of Columbus kicks off the year with the drive hosted by St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church and conducted by
Inova Blood Donor Services in the Parish Hall. Turn left from County 287 onto St. Francis Ct. one mile north of Purcellville. The drive
timeline has been extended by a half hour to better serve our donors.

The need is urgent and the value priceless. Call Rachel Brill at 540 338-6313 or register at the Inova eDonor website, www.inovabloodsaves.org. for appointments or scheduling information.

Loudoun County Chamber To Present Valor Awards

January 31, 2012 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Chamber To Present Valor Awards
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Proud Loudoun County Chamber Tradition Honoring Loudoun County’s Career and Volunteer Emergency First Responders to be Held April 20.

In the 27 year history of the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Valor Awards, the Chamber has never presented more than 72 awards in recognition for the courageous, often lifesaving actions of Loudoun’s career and volunteer emergency first responders in the line of duty. … Continue Reading

James Robey III named to Commandant’s List at The Citadel

January 31, 2012 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on James Robey III named to Commandant’s List at The Citadel

James Belford Robey III of Leesburg has been named to the fall 2011 Commandant’s Distinguished Service List at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

Citadel cadets named to the Commandant’s List are recognized for having made the most positive contributions to their platoon, company, battalion, or staff, the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and The Citadel.

Robey III, a Criminal Justice major, was recommended by Bravo Company for the Commandant’s List.

William and Mary Announce Dean’s List

January 31, 2012 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on William and Mary Announce Dean’s List

The following local residents were recently named to the Dean’s List at the College of William and Mary for the spring 2011 semester:
Ashley Allen , Oscar Deaver, and Dana Wood from Hamilton; Melissa Woods from Philomont; Jessica Carr, Wenfan Chen, Isabelle Duerr, Wilson Fong, Margaret Gutierrez, Taylor Johnston, Matthew Peworchik and Katherine Stevens from Purcellville; and Lindsay Schleifer from Round Hill.

More Gov’t Waste

January 31, 2012 Dear Editor, Opinion Comments Off on More Gov’t Waste
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The “Invitation to Bid” for the Southern Collector Road put in the papers last week by the town of Purcellville reveals two curious problems.

For one, the ad calls for the “reconstruction and widening of a roundabout” at the 287 intersection. I was there today and a roundabout is just now being constructed. Does this mean the roundabout being made now will be taken apart and a new one built a few feet down the road? Sure looks like it. What a waste! … Continue Reading

AGW As a Litmus Test

January 31, 2012 Columns, Sustainable Planet Comments Off on AGW As a Litmus Test
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A few years ago a Washington Post reporter call me and asked what I thought was the most important issue in the upcoming local and state elections. Without hesitation I answered “Anthropogenic Global Warming”. She elaborated “No, no, I mean local issues, you know like transportation, education, things like that.”

I asked “Should we build an overpass at the junction of route 7 and Loudoun County Parkway, or install more turning lanes or is traffic at this intersection even an issue we should be addressing considering limited funds during a recession?”

“I don’t know.” She replied. … Continue Reading

American Red Cross Joins Loudoun Fire Safety Efforts

January 31, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on American Red Cross Joins Loudoun Fire Safety Efforts
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On Monday, January 16, Loudoun County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management teamed with the American Red Cross National Capital Region and HOPE Worldwide to participate in an annual Martin Luther King Day of Service to help raise awareness of fire safety and prevention. … Continue Reading

Cuccinelli and Virginia Leaders Make Human Trafficking Top Priority

January 31, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Cuccinelli and Virginia Leaders Make Human Trafficking Top Priority

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Senator Adam Ebbin, and other members of the General Assembly came together today to renew their commitment to fight human trafficking in Virginia.

“Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal enterprises in the country and is nothing more than modern-day slavery,” said Cuccinelli. “Besides working to get Virginia’s laws strengthened, it is a major priority of my office to educate law enforcement, prosecutors, and victim-witness coordinators how to identify, prosecute, and prevent human trafficking to rid our commonwealth and our nation of this scourge.” … Continue Reading

Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

January 31, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 29, Mount Vernon interpreters highlight at the slave quarters the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. The refurbished slave quarters building is now open. Reproduction clothing, tools, furniture, cookware, ceramics, toys, and personal accessories outfit the space to emphasize the living conditions and experiences of enslaved people as skilled craftsmen, house slaves, and laborers on the Mansion House Farm. … Continue Reading

What Would Jesus Do?

January 31, 2012 Dear Editor, Opinion Comments Off on What Would Jesus Do?
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The Christmas decorations are finally packed away, and the international sensation of crucified Santa Clauses put to bed, or at least to a committee where it can lie dormant until next November.

I can’t help but wonder what would have happened had all the people so intent on securing a display of a cardboard cut out of a humble family sheltered in a stable, actually turned their attention to the humble families living in our midst. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

Columns

The Trump Effect

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“Corals are marine magicians. As colonies of the tiny ocean organisms grow, they transform the calcium that circulates in seawater into enormous limestone reefs. These reefs—which can extend for more than 1,000 miles and provide homes for crabs, eels, sea …

Six Tips To a New Year and a New You in 2017

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By Michael Oberschenider, Psy.D. Research has shown that as many as 45 percent of us make New Year’s resolutions, but only about eight percent are actually successful in achieving them. And it seems that age is a factor: about 39 …

Investing in the Family Stock

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Family relationships are usually not considered under the rubric of “investments”. Yet, the personal gain and loss from family relationships is much more significant than economic return from stocks and bonds. Taking time out to relate to a person without …

Choosing a Different Lens

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We have all heard, “A picture’s worth a thousand words,” maybe even said it aloud while perusing old photo albums or scrolling through Facebook timelines. Sometimes words fall short of adequately describing an emotion encapsulating a distinct moment. Pictures fill …

Freedom Park

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A great name for a great place, this public space shows us – in my opinion – what’s best about Leesburg, Loudoun County and our country. Freedom Park – just off the Dulles Greenway on the South side of Town …

The Grim Reaper and the Great Barrier

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(to be presented to the Board of Supervisors in January) “The recent frequency and intensity of mass coral bleaching are of major concern, and are directly attributable to rising atmospheric greenhouse gases.” [1]

Pearl Harbor

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By Nicholas Reid Seventy-five years ago this December 7, to quote President Franklin D. Roosevelt, “the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.” It will have been 75 …

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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Calendar

January 2017
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December 26, 2016 December 27, 2016 December 28, 2016 December 29, 2016 December 30, 2016 December 31, 2016

Family New Year’s Eve Celebration

January 1, 2017

New Year's Day Musikabend

Restore & Renew

January 2, 2017 January 3, 2017 January 4, 2017 January 5, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 6, 2017 January 7, 2017

Core Purpose, Core Practice Yoga

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

January 8, 2017
January 9, 2017

AUDITIONS - SEUSSICAL

January 10, 2017 January 11, 2017

Beale Street Puppets: Dig Those Dinosaurs

January 12, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 13, 2017 January 14, 2017

THE IMMORTALS

January 15, 2017

Come Paint with Us at Breaux Vineyards

January 16, 2017 January 17, 2017 January 18, 2017

Virginia Opera: Deep River- The Marion Anderson Story

January 19, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 20, 2017

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

January 21, 2017

DANNY KNICELY CONCERT

January 22, 2017
January 23, 2017 January 24, 2017 January 25, 2017 January 26, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

January 27, 2017 January 28, 2017 January 29, 2017
January 30, 2017 January 31, 2017 February 1, 2017 February 2, 2017

Chair Yoga

Yoga for Men

February 3, 2017 February 4, 2017

CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

February 5, 2017
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Upcoming Waterford Concerts Feature St. Lawrence String Quartet and Four Other Acts

18 Jan 2017

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Subscriptions and tickets are now on sale for five upcoming concerts, the Waterford Concert Series announced. All concerts begin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoons in the Waterford Old School auditorium, 40222 Fairfax Street in Waterford. The concert series begins March 19 with the St. Lawrence String Quartet, known for exalted performances and joyful connection with audiences. First violinist Geoff …

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Historian Rich Gillespie Speaks on Haunts on the Loudoun Landscape

12 Jan 2017

The Mosby Heritage Area Association announced an event in conjunction with the Purcellville Library on January 29, at 2:00 p.m,. which will feature Rich Gillespie, Historian Emeritus of the Mosby Heritage Area Association, speaking on the “Haunts on the Loudoun Landscape.” The stories are all from the personal experiences of long-time local historian and teacher Rich Gillespie, or from close …

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Help Joseph … and His Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

4 Jan 2017

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Blue Ridge Middle School’s PTO is seeking help with its drama department, working diligently on the production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamboat. The children in the show are enthusiastic and very talented. And, the school has a long history of first class productions with recent shows such as The Lion King, which won 11 National Youth Arts Awards …

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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

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 …

It’s Our Right

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On December 6, the Board of Supervisors is scheduled to vote on a “Minor Special Exception” proposal we submitted earlier this year concerning our Catesby Farm property. Unfortunately, our limited …

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 …

Around Virginia

Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns

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Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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Rep. Comstock’s Key Top Priority Legislation Initiatives

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Signed into Law in Her First Term Rep. Barbara Comstock, who serves the 10th congressional district in Virginia, recently reviewed the achievements of her first term in office, identifying 17 legislative initiatives that she supported that were adopted. She said: “My staff and I have met with stakeholders, local elected …

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Man Killed Walking To Gas Station on I-95

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Virginia State Police Trooper M.J. Kryznefski is investigating a fatal pedestrian crash in Prince William County. The crash occurred at approximately 4:10 a.m., on Monday, December 26, on Interstate 95 near Exit 158B. Three males were traveling south on Interstate 95 when their Honda CRV ran out of gas. They …

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Sports

Ida Lee Spring NFL Flag Football Registration Filling Fast

18 Jan 2017

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Deadline for the House League registration is February 13. Registration for the Spring 2017 NFL Flag Football League at Ida Lee is currently open and filling fast. We are excited to offer again two great leagues: Ida Lee NFL Flag Football House League and the Ida Lee NFL Flag Football …

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Woodgrove Grabs First at Glory Days

10 Jan 2017

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The Woodgrove Varsity Gymnastics took first place in the red division of the Glory Days Invitational at Park View High School on Saturday, January 7. Woodgrove competed against Rock Ridge, Potomac Falls, Loudoun Valley and Heritage high schools. Host team Park View came in first in the lower blue division. …

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