Lady Vikings On a Roll

March 31, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Lady Vikings On a Roll
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The Loudoun Valley Lady Vikings Lacrosse team is officially on a roll. With home wins over Park View and Loudoun County this week, they improved their district record to 3-0 and now sit atop the Dulles District in first place. The extraordinary potential of this young team is obvious as they build momentum week after week.

Monday night, March 26, the Lady Vikings played host to the Park View Pride on a bitter cold and windy evening. It was all Valley all night long as the Lady Vikings got off to a scorching start in the first half. … Continue Reading

The 15 Craziest Stadium Food

March 31, 2012 Sports Comments Off on The 15 Craziest Stadium Food

Opening Day is approaching, which means hungry sports fans will be making pilgrimages to support their favorite teams. But forget peanuts and Cracker Jacks—today’s stadium fare seems like it’s on steroids, becoming edible spectacles that have some enthusiasts traveling to watch other teams just to have a taste.

From the five-pound, salsa-chip-chili-doused burger at Michigan’s Fifth Third Ballpark to the pulled-pork-and-mashed-potato parfait at the Milwaukee Brewers’ Miller Park, The Daily Meal—the site that houses all things food and drink—has found the 15 Craziest Stadium Foods. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 24, 2012

March 31, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of March 24, 2012
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3/24/12 – 3/30/12

3/24/12 – 1:00 a.m. – 400 block of Plymouth Ridge Ct. – Larceny – Victim reports that some one stole items from their vehicle. Loss valued at $550.00.
3/24/12 – 5:30 p.m. – 100 block of N. Hatcher Ave. – Non-violent Family Dispute – Complaint worked by police and resolved.
3/25/12 – 8:10 a.m. – 100 block of S. Nursery Ave. – Destruction of Property – Victim reports that some one damaged their vehicle.
3/25/12 – 9:40 p.m. – 100 block of N. Maple Ave. – Warrant Service – Damian R. Wolfinger age 20 of Lovettsville was arrested.

Waterford Native Receives National Award from Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

March 29, 2012 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on Waterford Native Receives National Award from Marine Corps Heritage Foundation

Marshal Ivan Kander, who grew up in Waterford, and currently resides in Silver Spring, Md., has been named the recipient of the 2012 Sergeant William Genaust Award, given for a documentary and short subject (40 minutes or less) dealing creatively with U.S. Marine Corps heritage or Marine Corps life. The award will be presented at the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation’s Annual Awards Ceremony April 21, 2012 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Va. Kander is being honored for “Survive. Recover. Live.,” which documents the recovery process of his friend Rob Jones, who lost his legs in Afghanistan. … Continue Reading

Honor Award for Woodgrove Student

March 29, 2012 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on Honor Award for Woodgrove Student

Ashley Morris, a freshman at Woodgrove High School, received a scholarship to attend Nature Camp in Vesuvius, Virginia located in the George Washington National Forest for the June 2012 session. This award, presented to her by The Garden Study Club of Loudoun marks her second year attending Nature Camp. In June of 2011 Ashley chose natural art, forestry and astronomy for her curriculum. She enjoyed nature hikes, morning bird walks and swimming in mountain pools and streams. Classes were held daily and workbooks were required on each subject. Only two students were selected for awards of excellence in the overall program, and Ashley was one of them.

An Honor Student at Woodgrove High School, Ashley lives with her family outside of Hillsboro.

You Won’t Believe What This Loudouner Found Tucked in the Toe of a Consignment Store Shoe!

March 29, 2012 News, Our Towns 1 comment
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By Judy Harbin

The ReLove-It consignment store had just opened its doors for the day on Thursday morning when Wendy Bye and her son, Dylan, went browsing for Women’s Boots.

Wendy found some tall black leather boots and sat down to try them on. She slipped her right foot inside, but… “Wait! What’s that? There’s some paper stuffed in the toe…”

Not just any paper, as it turned out…to be NINE HUNDRED DOLLARS. … Continue Reading

LVHS Principal and Student Council Receive Awards

March 27, 2012 News, Schools Comments Off on LVHS Principal and Student Council Receive Awards
Ms. Ross and the student council join Mr. Dick while he announces the awards to the student body

Principal Sue Ross was named the Virginia Student Council Association (VSCA) Secondary Principal of the Year at the VSCA Convention March 23- 24, 2012 in Williamsburg, Virginia. Nominated by the Viking Student Council, the surprise announcement was made at the convention’s March 24 banquet. Ms. Ross will receive the award at the spring conference of the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals, the co-sponsor of the award. … Continue Reading

2nd Annual Run Me Home 5K/10K Race and Fun Run in Leesburg

March 26, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on 2nd Annual Run Me Home 5K/10K Race and Fun Run in Leesburg

The Starting Gun Sounds for Run Me Home races, Saturday, April 30th, 2011 on the scenic W&OD trail in Leesburg, Virginia. 419 runners registerd for the 5K, 10K and Fun Run events, over 200 of which participated in the 5K race alone. See Photo courtesy/ Whritenour Family.

“And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.’ And he took them in his arms and blessed them, laying his hands on them” (Mark 10:13-16 ESV). … Continue Reading

43rd Annual Bluemont Fair Seeks Poster Design

March 24, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on 43rd Annual Bluemont Fair Seeks Poster Design
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Organizers of the 43rd Annual Bluemont Fair, to be held September 15 and 16 2012 invite artists of all ages and abilities to submit designs for consideration as the logo for this year’s poster and brochure. The theme this year is “Old Time Country Fair”, incorporating scenes of Bluemont’s historic buildings, such as the old stone church.

Submitted designs should be rendered simply with minimal color that can be easily replicated on the Bluemont Fair’s distinctive poster, t-shirt, mug, etc. The artist’s name will be printed on the poster and his/her work acknowledged in Bluemont Fair publicity. All artwork should be submitted by May 1 to: Bluemont Fair Poster Art Competition, P.O. Box 217, Bluemont, Virginia, 20135. For further information or to arrange for in-person delivery of your entry: 540-554-2367 (voice mail) or www.bluemontfair.com .

Valley Vikings Beat Heritage

March 24, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Valley Vikings Beat Heritage
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On perhaps the nicest afternoon yet this year, the Loudoun Valley High School Ladies’ Lacrosse team played host to the Heritage Pride in their district opener on Thursday night, March 22. Coach Tracey Albro’s Lady Vikings came ready to play treating the Valley faithful to an exciting game in what turned out to be their best game yet. … Continue Reading

Volunteers Needed for Purcellville Clean Up

March 23, 2012 News, Our Towns Comments Off on Volunteers Needed for Purcellville Clean Up
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Saturday, April 14, 2012 is the Town of Purcellville’s Annual Town-wide Beautification Day from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Purcellville invites all citizens, families, individuals, scout and church groups to participate in this worthy effort. This event will include planting flowers and roadside clean ups. Rain Date Scheduled for: April 21, 2012.

Area leaders assign roads; provide safety vests, instructions, and sturdy orange bags for trash removal. Please contact Hannah Backman, the Town of Purcellville’s area leader. She can be reached at 540-338-3728 or via e-mail at srbackman@msn.com or Jennifer Hough, Public Works Department at 540-751-2334 or e-mail her at jhough1@purcellvilleva.gov for more information.

Winners of the 2012 Hussa Basketball Tournament 6th Grade Girls Champions

March 21, 2012 Sports Comments Off on Winners of the 2012 Hussa Basketball Tournament 6th Grade Girls Champions


Western Loudoun Basketball League 6th grade All Stars: Coach Ahlers, Sydney Ahlers, Natalie Blankenship, Paige Williamson, Taylor Donches, Katie Cox, Maddie White, Caroline Roden, Maddy Hegerich, Virginia Carpenter, Assistant Coach Carpenter

The Potomac Frontier: The Mosby Heritage Area in the Winter of 1861-62 Conversations Lecture Series at Mt. Zion Historic Park

March 21, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on The Potomac Frontier: The Mosby Heritage Area in the Winter of 1861-62 Conversations Lecture Series at Mt. Zion Historic Park

“The Potomac Frontier: The Mosby Heritage Area in the Winter of 1861-62” is the topic of the next lecture in the Conversations lecture series, co-sponsored by Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority and Mosby Heritage Area Association. Scheduled for Sunday, March 25th at 3 p.m., the program will feature guest speaker Richard T. Gillespie, Director of Education for the Mosby Heritage Area Association. It will be held at Mt. Zion Historic Park at 40309 John Mosby Highway in Aldie. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

Columns

Asterisk No More

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “Moods come and go, but greatness endures.” These prescient words were uttered by President George H.W. Bush, a man who knows firsthand the truth of his own saying. In 1992, President Bush garnered only 37 percent of …

Second Bull Run

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It may not have been a battle, but – seeing as how it was my second attempt at getting a good look at Bull Run Creek – coupled with the fact that I’m a native Northerner – I felt a …

Snowmageddon III?  Seven Survival Tips for Parents

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. “snOMG,” “snowmageddon,” “snowpocalypse,” and “kaisersnoze” are a few terms to describe what just happened in Northern Virginia. The storm was reported to be the second worst storm on record. And while many children and teens gladly …

What Is a Sport?

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By Mary Rose Lunde On January 10, hundreds of talented dancers from across the East Coast competed at the Universal Dance Academy Regional Championship at West Springfield High School. Tensions were high and the stakes couldn’t have been greater. What …

Six Things to Know to Weather a Market Downturn

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It’s natural to be nervous when the markets head for negative territory. Keep a positive perspective with these six investing reminders. It can be very unsettling for investors when their portfolios and the markets start heading for the red and …

El Nino Evolution

Figure 3. Sea-surface height as inferred by by NASA satellites during the current El Niño (December 27, 2015, at left, from Jason-2) and at a comparable point during the last “super” El Niño (December 28, 1997, at right, from TOPEX/Poseidon). Warmer temperatures in the upper ocean result in higher sea-surface heights, as the seawater expands. In 1997, the above-average sea surface height was generally more intense and peaked in November. In 2015, the area of high sea levels was less pronounced but considerably broader. Image credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech. (see [4])

Figure 1 shows the annual global temperature anomaly since 1980 up to November 2015 using the NASA GISS data set [1]. NASA has not yet published December’s data though BEST has [2] and yes 2015 was the hottest year on …

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

Job Well Done!

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Kudos to Town Manager Rob Lohr and his awesome hard working staff. You did a fantastic job of snow removal throughout the Town of Purcellville this past week. Mr. Lohr …

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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Calendar

February 2016
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Loudoun Valley Boys Basketball Spirit Night at Coach's Corner

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Music Together Classes - Winter Session

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Loudoun Centre Theater: HAIRSPRAY

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Loudoun Centre Theater: HAIRSPRAY

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Loudoun Centre Theater: HAIRSPRAY

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5K Race to Benefit Riverside High School Athletic Department

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Music Together Classes - Winter Session

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Loudoun Centre Theater: HAIRSPRAY

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Loudoun Centre Theater: HAIRSPRAY

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Gallery Coffeehouse: READERS THEATRE "LOVE LETTERS" BY A. R. GURNEY

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Mad Cap Puppets: UNDER THE BONSAI TREE

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LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

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CHINESE NEW YEAR EVENT: Year Of The Monkey

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Loudoun Symphony presents A LITTLE CHAMBER MUSIC

Gallery Coffeehouse: THE COMEDY CULT IMPROV

Gallery Coffeehouse: THE COMEDY CULT IMPROV

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THE EDGE: Malone Benefit Concert

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Loudoun School of Ballet Winter Showcase

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VSA of Loudoun Spring Musical: SPECTRUM’S JOURNEY

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

VSA of Loudoun Spring Musical: SPECTRUM’S JOURNEY

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VSA of Loudoun Spring Musical: SPECTRUM’S JOURNEY

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theatre, 100 Lunches" by Jack Sharkey & Leo Sears

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Lifestyle

Run and Walk To Your Nearest 5K Pregame Event Happening on Super Bowl Day In Leesburg

3 Feb 2016

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There is a new Running Company, the Pace Makers Running Company, in town and they are on a mission to help the local population with their health goals while raising money for selected charities. The race at The National Conference Center in Leesburg on February 7, is to help benefit the Riverside High School Athletic Department. The upcoming race on …

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Lovin’ Leesburg for All Its Beauty

3 Feb 2016

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By Hannah Hager We may be in the thick of winter, but this home on Cherry Spring Lane will melt your heart. Come spring you’ll fully be able to enjoy this simple, yet elegant brick home and its surrounding green pastures enclosed by miles of black wooden fences. Beyond your immediate yard are sweeping views of the mountains and valleys …

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6th Annual Loudoun Grown Expo February 27

3 Feb 2016

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It’s that exciting time of year again for the Sixth Annual Loudoun Grown Expo. The yearly event will take place at the Bush Tabernacle 250 South Nursery Avenue, Purcellville, on February 27 with new expanded hours starting at 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. There will be wine and beer exhibitors, farm exhibitors, artisans and makers, restaurants and other rural economy …

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Around Virginia

Education Savings Accounts Make Big Move in House

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The Virginia House of Delegates gave a strong push to House Bill 389, Delegate Dave LaRock’s (R-33rd District) innovative Education Savings Account legislation, as the House Education Committee voted 13-9 in favor of advancing the bill forward. “This is definitely an exciting development for parents and students in the Commonwealth,” …

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Kaine to Hold Hearing on Opioid Abuse

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On Monday, February 1, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, a member of the Senate Special Committee on Aging, will hold a field hearing in Loudoun County to examine the ongoing fight against opioid misuse and abuse among older Americans. Kaine has met with families, law enforcement and business leaders across Virginia …

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Youth Can Apply for 2015 Livestock Exhibitor Scholarships

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Youth who exhibited beef cattle, sheep, meat goats or swine in the 2015 State Fair of Virginia 4-H and FFA youth livestock program are eligible to apply for 12 new scholarships being offered by the State Fair of Virginia. Scholarships will be offered in three age groups: Juniors (9-12), Intermediate …

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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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