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 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 …

Early Returns: How U.S. Markets Reacted to the Presidential Election

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On November 8, 2016, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump won a closely contested election for president of the United States. Late on election night, when it became evident that Trump was likely to win, despite consistently trailing in the polls, …

America: Worthy of Our Trust

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel My friend and I sit in a bar near our office. He is upset, bags under his eyes due to lack of sleep. Thursday, our weekly night to meet is usually a happy hour filled with intellectual …

South Riding

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I should have known that this one would take me far from my contemplative, Zen-inspired comfort zone; after I’d traversed more construction projects than I wanted to tally, competed with hurried, coffee-driven commuters with no time for mere existence, and …

Support Group Help Needed

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Dr. Mike, My son was diagnosed with ADHD two years ago, and his pediatrician at that time recommended we try a social skills group for his “immaturity” and “impulsivity.” We did that, and our experience was horrible. The kids in …

The State of Corals

Figure 3 close up view of healthy coral polyps. [9]

(Presented to the Board of Supervisors December 6, 2016) “Events as severe as the 1998 event, the worst on record, are likely to become commonplace within 20 years.” – Ove Hoegh-Guldberg, 1999 [4] Tony Noerpel

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

December 2016
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
November 28, 2016 November 29, 2016 November 30, 2016 December 1, 2016 December 2, 2016 December 3, 2016

Holiday Open House

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

December 4, 2016

Holiday Open House

December 5, 2016 December 6, 2016 December 7, 2016 December 8, 2016 December 9, 2016

Christmas Market and Trolley Tours

December 10, 2016

Holiday Open House

13th Annual Purcellville Christmas Parade

Barrel Tasting Event Saturday

December 11, 2016

Christmas Market and Trolley Tours

December 12, 2016 December 13, 2016 December 14, 2016 December 15, 2016 December 16, 2016 December 17, 2016

Intro to Essential Oils

December 18, 2016
December 19, 2016 December 20, 2016 December 21, 2016 December 22, 2016 December 23, 2016 December 24, 2016 December 25, 2016
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

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Lifestyle

Farm Bureau President Hopes for Immigration Reform

5 Dec 2016

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Virginia Farm Bureau President Wayne F. Pryor told county delegates at the organization’s annual convention in Hot Springs that immigration reform “is an issue that has been delayed too long.” He noted that: “Work will begin on the 2018 Farm Bill next year. This is the most complex federal legislation farmers face, and it typically takes at least two years …

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Northern Virginia Chamber To Host Congressional Roundtable

5 Dec 2016

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The Northern Virginia Chamber will host its annual Congressional Roundtable on Monday, December 12, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Chamber in Tysons (7900 Westpark Drive, Suite A550). The dialogue will cover several issues at the intersection of federal policy and business – federal spending, energy, trade policy, the sequestration and the effect on Northern Virginia, transportation, …

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Ugly Christmas Sweater Fad Keeps Growing

30 Nov 2016

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Since 2012, the Re-Love It consignment shop, at 138 N. 21st Street in Purcellville, has developed the reputation as the place to get your Ugly Christmas Sweater in the Metro D.C. area. In that time, Re-Love It has sold more than 3,000 vintage Ugly Christmas Sweaters.

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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

Warner Introduces Bill To Help Wells Fargo Victims Get Their Day in Court

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U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Banking Committee, introduced legislation to give Wells Fargo customers who were victims of a fraudulent account scheme their day in court. The bank was involved in a scandal this year after it was revealed that Wells Fargo employees secretly …

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

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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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Sports

Accepting Applications for Sports League Funding

30 Nov 2016

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Purcellville is accepting applications from local organizations for its annual sports league funding program. Organizations must serve the Town of Purcellville area, have citizens of the Town of Purcellville as players, and provide a letter to the Town from the IRS confirming the organization’s tax exempt status in order to …

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Woodgrove High Student Will Pursue Track and Field at George Mason

30 Nov 2016

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Puneet Kaur of Woodgrove High School has signed a National Letter of Intent to continue her track and field career at George Mason University. Kaur has held the school record in shot put since her sophomore year and is looking to throw shotput, hammer, discus and maybe even the javelin …

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