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


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hundreds Will Join 20th Annual Butterfly Count August 6

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By Andrea Gaines How Is a Butterfly Like a Rainbow? Scientists recently discovered that some butterfly wings contain tiny structures called gyroids that diffract or break up light into the colors of the spectrum. You may also have seen this …

Your Retirement Plan B

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Take the time to design an alternative retirement plan should retirement come earlier than expected. Imagine this. You’ve spend decades working, saving, and planning for your version of the ideal retirement. Your company was just acquired, and your boss is …

Learning Patience As a Camp Counselor

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By Mary Rose Lunde They say that one of the biggest blessings is being a teacher. It is also one of the hardest. Explaining to nine-year-old kids how to build a fire is one of the most challenging things I’ve …

Remembering the Man Who Never Forgot

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “God is God because He remembers.” The implication being that the defining element separating humans from God is the Divine’s inability to forget. Elie Wiesel was defined in part by his willingness to remember, along with his …

Just Like Nothing (Else) On Earth: Balch Library

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By Tim Jon Solitude, peace, and quiet: Not exactly the first three adjectives I’d choose to describe the greater portion of downtown Leesburg, although its charms do shine through even on the busiest of weekday afternoons. The last morning I …

Superforecasting a Book Review

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The book “Superforecasting” by Philip Tetlock and Dan Gardner contains a nearly complete list of the attributes of superforecasting, as well as critical thinking. Tetlock’s research empirically confirms the aspects of critical thinking I’ve been discussing in this column. Their …

Pokémon GO: A Fun New Gaming App or an Accidental Treatment?

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Penicillin was accidently discovered in 1928 when scientist Alexander Fleming returned to his lab from vacation to notice that a strange fungus growing on a culture had killed off the neighboring bacteria. After WWII, psychiatrist and researcher, Dr. John Cade, …

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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August 21, 2016

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August 23, 2016

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Winchester Plans Patsy Cline Music Festival Labor Day Weekend

11 Aug 2016

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The Patsy Cline Music Festival will be held Labor Day weekend in her hometown of Winchester, Va. in honor of the legendary singer’s birthday anniversary on September. 8. Celebrating Patsy Cline sponsors the celebration that begins with a block party from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in front of the Patsy Cline Historic House, 608 S. Kent St. Music will …

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Vigil for Lost Promise to Remember Loved Ones Lost to Drugs

11 Aug 2016

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Residents and local leaders are encouraged to join the many families, friends and community groups to share the light of their loved ones lost to drugs. The Vigil for Lost Promise will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. The event will be held at the Drugs: Cost and Consequences Exhibit (DEA Museum), located at 750 Miller Dr. …

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August Is National Peach Month: Eat a Peach in Salad

3 Aug 2016

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Are You Kidding? No. A nectarine and a peach are basically the same species. Nectarines are bald peaches, in effect. In early cultivation, nectarines occasionally appeared on peach trees, the result of a recessive allele, the fruit from which were then cultivated as nectarines. Peaches are also part of the rose family. No wonder why we like all three, so …

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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

Lessons from Short Hill

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It’s been a little over two weeks since the Commission Permit for the proposed AT&T facility on Short Hill was overruled by the Board of Supervisors. This is just about …

Thank You

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Dear Citizens of Purcellville: As your town council member it is my vision and priority that you feel welcome at your Town Hall and take part in shaping Purcellville’s future …

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 …

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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

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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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State Senators Investigate University of Virginia’s $2.3 Billion Operating Surplus

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Senators Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax City) and Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), are calling for an investigation into disclosures that the University of Virginia has accumulated a $2.3 billion operating surplus, now titled a “Strategic Investment Fund,” that is significantly larger than the Commonwealth’s own cash reserves. Both senators agree that the …

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Sports

Let’s Make Some Memories

3 Aug 2016

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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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Registration Open For Ida Lee’s Fall NFL Flag Football

7 Jul 2016

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Ida Lee’s Fall 2016 NFL Flag Football League will begin with player evaluations on Saturday and Sunday, July 30 and 31.  Players must be registered by Tuesday, July 26, to participate. This fall, Ida Lee’s Leesburg NFL Flag Football House League will have the following age groups:  6-7; 8-9; 10-11; …

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