Kaine Tours Dulles Rail Construction Site with Warner and Connolly

September 18, 2012 Development Comments Off on Kaine Tours Dulles Rail Construction Site with Warner and Connolly
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As part of his campaign for U.S. Senate, former governor Tim Kaine toured the construction site of a Tysons Corner Metro station that is part of the Dulles Rail project he helped get under way as governor. Kaine was joined by U.S. Senator Mark Warner and U.S. Representative Gerry Connolly for the tour and an update on the progress of Phase I of Rail to Dulles, which is projected to be completed largely on time and on budget.

“When I took office as governor this project was just a model on a table,” said Kaine. “It is so gratifying to see such progress on Rail to Dulles because it was the single hardest project I have worked on in public life. Things like Rail to Dulles and the Beltway HOT Lanes, while they may cause some inconvenience during the construction phase, are putting people to work right now, will give Northern Virginia commuters more transportation options, and increase economic growth in this corridor for decades.” … Continue Reading

492 Walk for Shelter through Historic Leesburg

September 17, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on 492 Walk for Shelter through Historic Leesburg

By Mark Gunderman, GSA Board Chair

The 2012 GSA Walk for Shelter kicked-off at Douglass School Pavilion on East Market Street in Leesburg with a record 492 men, women, students and children participating. The 1.2 mile walk continued through historic downtown Leesburg. Special family activities following the walk included moon bounces, face painting and balloon animals. A free barbeque and grilled hot dog lunch was served by Common Ground Church (Leesburg) and Christ Community Church (Ashburn). Leesburg Supervisor Ken Reid was a featured guest speaker and town police and parks and recreation personnel supported the event. God bless all.

The GSA prays that all our small steps taken today would lead to larger steps toward helping the homeless tomorrow. We believe that each walker might be a voice for those whose voices are rarely heard. Many grandparents, parents and children walked with GSA board members and staff. Parents have previously said that the walk provided an educational experience raising awareness about homelessness. The youth especially gained appreciation for the many blessings provided by their own families.

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Sweats for Vets

September 15, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Sweats for Vets

The Town of Purcellville will once again kick off its Sweats for Vets program on October 1 through Veterans Day (November 11). The Town asks for new sweat sets (sweat tops and pants) to be dropped off at Town Hall (221 South Nursery Avenue) and placed in the collection bin. Town Hall is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.. Please pair the sweat set (top and pant) and tie with rubber bands, ribbon or string. Best sizes are L, XL, 2XL and larger sizes. The sweats sets are delivered to the men and women who are in the VA Hospital in Martinsburg.

“For the last three years working with our local American Legion Post, VFW Post, Knights of Columbus and schools we have been able to distribute hundreds of sweat sets to the men and women at the VA Hospital in Martinsburg,” said Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro. “I can tell you from personal experience that this small gift is very much appreciated.”

Mosby’s Outlet Center will once again offer a 50 percent discount on sweat sets purchased for this program. Mosby’s is located on Colonial Highway in Hamilton. The discount will be given by the cashier at the register. The cashier must specifically be informed that the purchase of the sweat set(s) is for the “Sweats for Vets” program.

Rummage Sale Trailers Open for Donations

September 15, 2012 Events Comments Off on Rummage Sale Trailers Open for Donations

Two More Dates to Contribute to 74th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale

The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital will open the trailers for two more Donation Days to support the annual rummage sale. Donations will be collected on Saturday, September 22 and Saturday, October 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, VA, and at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg, 224 Cornwall Street. Signs will be guide traffic to the designated trailers.

All donations received will be offered for sale at the 74th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale on Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20 at Morven Park – Tutt Lane entrance, 41793 Tutt Lane (off Route 15) in Leesburg. … Continue Reading

Lisa Haley and Mike Bruckner Join the Town of Leesburg as Management Analysts

September 15, 2012 Government, News Comments Off on Lisa Haley and Mike Bruckner Join the Town of Leesburg as Management Analysts
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Town of Leesburg officials has announced that Lisa Haley and Mike Bruckner have been hired as Management Analysts in the Town’s Finance Department.

Lisa Haley began with the Town on September 4. Ms. Haley has eight years’ experience as a management analyst in support of the Federal Government. She took a hiatus from federal contracting while her children were in grade school. During that time, she worked as a preschool teacher at Heaven Sent Christian Preschool and as an instructor for the Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department. A Town of Leesburg-area resident since 1996, Lisa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from James Madison University and an MBA from George Mason University. … Continue Reading

Thomas Balch Library Seeks Nominations for the 20th Annual Loudoun History Awards

September 15, 2012 Business, News Comments Off on Thomas Balch Library Seeks Nominations for the 20th Annual Loudoun History Awards

The Thomas Balch Library Advisory Commission seeks nominations for the twentieth annual Loudoun History Awards. This annual event honors individuals who have made significant contributions to preserving Loudoun’s past through collection of county documents and memorabilia, preservation of historic landmarks, visual arts, writing and long-term involvement in local history organizations.

Letters of nomination should include a statement elaborating the nominees’ accomplishments. Newspaper articles, program announcements, publications, or other supporting information that provides evidence of the nominee’s accomplishments may be included. … Continue Reading

LCSO Advises Residents of Latest Telephone Scam

September 15, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Advises Residents of Latest Telephone Scam
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents on the latest telephone scam where the caller claims to have information regarding software applications on the resident’s computer and then attempts to obtain personal information to gain access to their computer. In a recent case a Loudoun resident received a call from an International number. The caller presents themselves as a company that is “receiving signals” from an application on the resident’s computer. The caller then attempts to ask questions in regards to the IP address and password information for the computer that potentially could give them remote access to the computer. In this case the resident became suspicious of the call and contacted authorities without providing any personal information. The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office reminds Loudoun residents to never respond to unsolicited requests for personal information received over the phone – even if the request appears to come from a legitimate institution that you do business with. This includes requests to “confirm, verify or update” your information. If you believe you were of a victim of this scam, please contact Detective C. Perinis of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Financial Crimes Unit at 703-777-0475.

Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 8

September 15, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter – Week of September 8
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9/8/12 – 9/14/12

9/8/12 – 9:00 a.m. – 121 N. Maple Ave McDonalds – Intimidation – A verbal altercation escalated to one subject threating the other.
9/8/12 – 3:00 p.m. – 600 block of Kinvarra Pl. – Simple Assault – Altercation between two adults. Alexander J. Henderson age 19 of Purcellville was arrested.
9/8/12 – 1:30 p.m. – 100 block of N. 16th St. – Nonviolent Family Dispute – Complaint worked by police and resolved.
9/11/12 – 7:24 p.m. – 100 block of DeSales Dr. – Domestic Dispute – Complaint worked by police and resolved.
9/12/12 – 12:45 a.m. – 500 block of Rigby Ct. – Nonviolent Family Dispute – Complaint worked by police and resolved.
9/12/12 – 9:02 p.m. – 100 block of N. 21st St. – Nonviolent Family Dispute. – Complaint worked by police and resolved.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Alan A. L’Haridon for Questioning in Tire Slashing Cases

September 14, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Seeks Alan A. L’Haridon for Questioning in Tire Slashing Cases
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The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the whereabouts of a Sterling, VA man who may have information regarding a series of tire slashing cases that occurred in the area in August. Deputies with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office would like to talk with Alan A. L’Haridon regarding the destruction of property cases that occurred between August 24 and August 25 in the area of Glengyle Lane, Dorian Court, Fenton Wood Drive and Persimmon Lane in Sterling. Alan is known to reside in the Sterling and Leesburg areas. If you have any information regarding Alan’s whereabouts or if you have any information regarding the possible suspect or suspects in this case, you are asked to call Deputy First Class R. Ortutay at 571-246-4165. A reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment is being offered in the case.

Free Wigs & Free Bras for Breast Cancer Survivors

September 14, 2012 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Free Wigs & Free Bras for Breast Cancer Survivors

The Loudoun Breast Health Network (LBHN) in partnership with the American Cancer Society and the Inova Loudoun Hospital are presenting a retreat and conference for breast cancer survivors at Inova Loudoun on October 6 from 10:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Reservations are required – call 1-855-694-6682 to register. For more details visit www.lbhn.org.

The conference portion will be from 10:30 to noon and feature a panel discussion on “Breast Cancer in Young Women”.

From noon to 3pm the LBHN “New Beginning” Retreat for survivors will provide individualize fitting for free wigs, resource and support information, free seated massages, personalize makeovers, measuring for a free bra, make-over demonstrations and giveaways. Prizes, appetizers, and refreshments will start at 12:30 for all those registered. This event was made possible by the generous donation of Macys.

Kaine’s Tour Stops in Leesburg and Ashburn

September 14, 2012 Elections, News Comments Off on Kaine’s Tour Stops in Leesburg and Ashburn

As part of his “Actions Matter” tour, Tim Kaine held campaign events Thursday September 14 with Loudoun County seniors and high tech business leaders. During town hall meetings at Leisure World retirement community in Leesburg and RagingWire data center in Ashburn, Kaine shared his vision for strengthening the economy and creating jobs by investing in talent and innovation, leveling the playing field for small and startup businesses, responsibly reducing the deficit, and breaking through Washington’s political gridlock. These were the first two stops of the “Actions Matter” tour, which will highlight the differences between the records of Tim Kaine and George Allen through advertising and events. … Continue Reading

Artist Recognized for Mural

September 14, 2012 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on Artist Recognized for Mural
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Artist Penny Hauffe has been recognized by Loudoun County Day School Headmaster Dr. Randall Hollister, for painting the beautiful mural inspired by a huge and venerable maple tree at Loudoun Country Day School’s former campus. The maple arches over the doors leading into the library, with a small raccoon in the corner holding a sign with the artist’s name. Interspersed among the branches are various birds, including an owl that echoes other paintings in the former library on Fairview Street.

Penny had previously created a mural with the students of LCDS outside the office foyer on the former campus. Each child added a small picture to the wall – frogs, flowers, and butterflies predominated. More recently, the class of 2012 dedicated a huge painting of the school’s eagle mascot on the gym’s wall in May, again a commissioned project by Penny Hauffe. Art teachers Renee’ Edmonston and Silvia Souza will be incorporating students’ stenciled pictures running up the stairs in the grand foyer after Penny paints grass along the baseboards, echoing the grass she painted under the maple tree. … Continue Reading

Loudoun Celebrates Fire Prevention Week October 7-13

September 12, 2012 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Loudoun Celebrates Fire Prevention Week October 7-13

Fire-Rescue members throughout Loudoun County will join together in celebration of Fire Prevention Week October 7-13. This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Have 2 Ways Out” and focuses on the importance of fire escape planning and practice.

If you woke up to a fire in your home, how much time do you think you would have to get to safety? According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), one-third of Americans households who made an estimate thought they would have at least six minutes before a fire in their home would become life threatening. Unfortunately, even when alerted to the fire by working smoke alarms, the time available to safely escape is often much less. … Continue Reading


 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Holocene Climate

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(Public Input Loudoun County Board of Supervisors, 7 March, 2017) Figure 1 shows the climate variation over the last million years. The low points on the curve correspond to ice ages when glaciers up to a mile thick covered New …

Choosing To Forgive

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By Samuel Moore-Sobel “Truly forgiving is the ability to say, ‘Thank you for giving me that experience.’” James Arthur Ray vaulted into fame on the Oprah Winfrey Show back in the mid-2000’s. Stunned hearing these words while watching The Rise and …

Five Key Retirement Questions

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Beyond asking yourself where you see yourself and even what your lifelong goal are, effective retirement and longevity planning begs some very big questions. Review the points below and consider how housing, transportation and health considerations all play a role …

Work Woes

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By Michael Oberschneider, Psy.D. Dr. Mike, I’m a manager at a large tech company and my boss has directed me to fire someone on my team, but as a Christian, I just can’t do it. It’s true that the employee …

Joy or Suffering

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By Mary Rose Lunde No one likes to suffer. When given the chance, many people would choose to laugh rather than cry, to sit in silence with their friends rather than talk through their feelings, because not even their friends …

Wage Radio

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I will always remember – very fondly – the first time I ever set foot on the property at 711 Wage Drive Southwest in Leesburg, Virginia. It was a warm, sunny July morning in 1997, and I’d driven all the …

Speaking Truth to Power

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“With public sentiment nothing can fail. Without it nothing can succeed.” Abraham Lincoln On Thursday evening, February 23, I requested the Board of Supervisors pass a proclamation resolving to support the March for Science on Earth Day, April 22 [1]. …

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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LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV
March 4, 2017

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
March 5, 2017
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Wine & Chili Weekend

Wine & Chili Weekend
March 19, 2017

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale
March 20, 2017 March 21, 2017 March 22, 2017 March 23, 2017 March 24, 2017

March Fourth Friday

March Fourth Friday
March 25, 2017 March 26, 2017

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch

Spring Brunch
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”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner

Old Time Country Ham and Turkey Dinner
April 2, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

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Sterling Library Moving To New Location

25 Mar 2017

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Sterling Library’s current location, 120 Enterprise St., Sterling, will close beginning Saturday, March 25, to prepare for the opening of the new Sterling Library on Saturday, April 15. Patrons can return library materials using the drop box at the new location, 22330 S. Sterling Boulevard.

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Middleburg Gallery Presents Country Pursuits Exhibit

25 Mar 2017

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The Gallery on Madison in Middleburg is presenting an exhibit of Brian Whelan’s (a London Irish painter now settled in Waterford) ) transcriptions of a gallery of paintings by Thomas Gainsborough, ‘Mr. and Mrs. Andrews’ through April 2. The exhibit includes 23 paintings, two masks, two graphics, and nine preparatory drawings.

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Loudoun Workforce Resource Center Presents STEM Career Fair March 28

16 Mar 2017

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Anyone interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is encouraged to attend an upcoming STEM Career Fair in Loudoun. The Loudoun Workforce Resource Center, in partnership with Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC)’s Loudoun campus and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions, is holding a STEM Career Fair Tuesday, March 28, from 1:00 to 4:00 …

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Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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Appointment Shocks Many On January 3 Supervisor Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) nominated Tom Priscilla for the Loudoun County Planning Commission to represent the Blue Ridge District. Priscilla was …

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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 …

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Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved

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Today, most residents of Loudoun County know nothing about Williams Gap, even those living on Williams Gap Road (Route 711). Knowing who “Williams” was, why a gap in the Blue …

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 …

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 …

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Virginia Schools Kick Off Statewide Campaign To Encourage Safe Teen Driving

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More teen drivers in Virginia will be involved in traffic crashes between the months of May and August than any other time of the year, statistics show. To help save lives and prevent such crashes during the high-risk warm weather months, Virginia schools are kicking off a statewide teen safety …

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Protecting Free Speech

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By Dave LaRock (R-33) As elected officials and members of the legislature, our most fundamental responsibility is to protect God-given constitutionally protected rights. The First Amendment of the United States Constitution prohibits the government, including governmental public colleges and universities, from infringing on free speech and the free exercise of …

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Walbridge To Run for State Delegate in the 33rd District

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Tia Walbridge announces her run for the District 33 seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Walbridge is a wife and mother of two daughters and an active member of the Round Hill community. “Like many people in our district, my family has found its prosperity in a Virginia-based small …

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Sports

Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017

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The Loudoun Valley Vikings are the boy’s runner-up at the VHSL 4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships at Roanoke College.  During the 2015-2016 school year, the Loudoun County School Board approved Indoor Track and Field as a Tier 2 (self-funded) sport.  The seven boys competing scored 48 points, second …

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WLVBC U14 Boys Finish 3rd at VA Beach Event

23 Feb 2017

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The Western Loudoun Volleyball Club’s U14 Boys Team garnered 3rd place in their first travel tournament of 2017, the Virginia Beach Invitational. This event was held Feb. 18-19 and featured more than 24 teams from the U14 to U18 age group. The team was second on their net on day …

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