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

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 … 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 or contact the chorus at 703-348-0071 or

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, 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

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

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

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

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?

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









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
October 10, 2016 October 11, 2016 October 12, 2016

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

October 24, 2016 October 25, 2016 October 26, 2016 October 27, 2016 October 28, 2016

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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Leesburg-Daybreak Rotary Club Sends Supplies and Funds to Haiti

24 Oct 2016


The Rotary Club of Leesburg-Daybreak shipped water purification supplies and emergency funds to Haiti following the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew. Partnering with an anonymous local corporation, the club shipped 3,000 water purification tablet packages via FedEx to Haiti. These packages, which were sent to an area battling a cholera outbreak, will clean 3,000 liters of unsafe water. Instructions translated …

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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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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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