Bob Larson Trio to Perform in Winchester for the Bluemont Concert Series

August 31, 2014 Behind the Scenes, Lifestyle Comments Off on Bob Larson Trio to Perform in Winchester for the Bluemont Concert Series

The Bluemont Concert Series is proud to present The Bob Larson Trio on Friday, August 29th at 7:30 p.m. for the final of ten Friday evening concerts held at the Old Frederick County Courthouse (Old Courthouse Civil War Museum) on the downtown mall in historic Winchester.

Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or a blanket to sit on, and a picnic to enjoy before the show. All Winchester concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission is $5 per person, $4 for Bluemont friends and seniors, $2 for kids under twelve. As at all Bluemont concerts, no pets, alcohol or smoking are allowed. In case of bad weather, the concerts are held indoors at the Winchester First Presbyterian Church. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Accepting Applications for Local Gasoline Funds

August 31, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Accepting Applications for Local Gasoline Funds

The Loudoun County Department of Management & Financial Services is accepting applications for Local Gasoline Tax Revenues for fiscal years 2016 and 2017.

Government entities and/or organizations that meet IRS non-profit guidelines may apply for funding for the biennial period of July 1, 2015 thru June 30, 2017.

Applications are available online at Applications and more information also are available by contacting Erin McLellan, Budget Officer, at 571-258-3205 or

Applications are due Friday, September 26, 2014.

Convoy of Hope Hosts $1 Million Giveaway in Leesburg

August 29, 2014 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Convoy of Hope Hosts $1 Million Giveaway in Leesburg

Convoy of Hope, a faith-based charitable organization, will partner with local businesses, churches, government agencies and non-profit organizations on Saturday, September 13, to host a community celebration that will feature a variety of free goods and services for guests.

The Convoy of Hope celebration will take place at the Shenandoah Building (102 Heritage Way NE, Leesburg, VA 20176). Gates open at 10:00 a.m. The event will take place rain or shine and will last until supplies run out. … Continue Reading

Purcellville Police Blotter Week of 8/21/14

August 29, 2014 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Purcellville Police Blotter Week of 8/21/14
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8/21/14 – 2:27 a.m. – Kirkbridge Ct. / McDaniel Dr. – Curfew / Loitering – A group of juveniles were violating the curfew. All juveniles were turned over to their parents.
8/22/14 – 8:00 a.m. – 121 N. Maple Ave. McDonalds – Larceny – Victim reports that someone stole items from their vehicle while it was parked at this location.
8/23/14 – 10:19 a.m. – 101 N 21st St. Jose’s Pub – Destruction of Property – Victim reports that some time during the night someone broke the window in the front door. Damage valued at $800.00.
8/24/14 – 9:16 p.m. – 300 block of West J St. – Extortion – Subject attempted to obtain money by threats.
8/26/14 – 3:30 p.m. – 700 E. Main St. 711 Store – Larceny – Report of shoplifting. Loss valued at $10.00.
8/26/14 – 9:07 a.m. – 300 block of N. Constitution Way – Larceny – Victim reports that an item was stolen from their yard. Loss valued at $100.00.

Dear Loudoun County Supervisors

August 27, 2014 Columns, Sustainable Planet Comments Off on Dear Loudoun County Supervisors

We know three things with near certainty:

  1. Human-caused global warming is real
  2. The consequences of the business as usual scenario will be catastrophic
  3. Positive local action is required.

All knowledgeable climate scientists have explained this reality to us in great detail in tens of thousands of scientific papers and hundreds of summary reports published by every major scientific organization in the world. I cannot do better. … Continue Reading

LCSO Advises Residents of Possible Traffic Delays During Weekend Events

August 22, 2014 News, Public Safety Comments Off on LCSO Advises Residents of Possible Traffic Delays During Weekend Events

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is advising residents of several weekend events that may cause traffic delays in various areas of the county.

On Saturday, August 23rd an event at Franklin Park may cause delays between 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. on Business Route 7 in the Purcellville area.

On Saturday and Sunday, an event at Morven Park between 6:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday and 7:00 a.m. and noon on Sunday may cause delays on Route 15 and Tutt Lane. … Continue Reading

3rd Annual Leesburg Fine Arts Festival Coming to the Historic Downtown

August 22, 2014 News, Our Towns Comments Off on 3rd Annual Leesburg Fine Arts Festival Coming to the Historic Downtown

The Friends of Leesburg Public Arts are sponsoring the 3rd annual Leesburg Fine Arts Festival in downtown Leesburg, on Saturday and Sunday, September 20 and 21. Admission to the Leesburg Fine Art Festival is free. Festival hours are 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 20, and 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 21.

The Leesburg Fine Arts Festival will showcase over 100 nationally and internationally acclaimed artists from more than 20 states and overseas. Coordinated by Paragon Art Events, the festival will feature painting, jewelry, sculpture, photography, woodworking, ceramics, glass, fiber art, mixed media, metalwork and more. For more information, visit … Continue Reading

A Concerned Parent

August 22, 2014 Ask Dr. Mike, Columns Comments Off on A Concerned Parent

My husband and I are going through a nasty divorce, and my son’s therapist is refusing to appear in court to help us. His position is that he’s a therapist, not an expert and he isn’t comfortable coming to court. This is baffling to me since he has seen my son in weekly counseling for over a year now, knows a lot about my son’s condition and has always had a strong opinion about what our son needs. Our son has serious developmental delays, and I’m just trying to make sure my ex-husband covers mental health treatment and educational costs after our divorce. Thanks to Google, I now know the difference between “a fact witness” and an “expert witness” but still don’t get why he is making such a big deal about coming to court to speak his mind on what he knows as a therapist. He also told my attorney that he would file something with the court to get out of coming when he learned that we would be subpoenaing him. I am pretty certain he cannot do this. Frankly, I don’t care how uncomfortable or upset he is because I need the judge to hear about my son’s problems from his therapist. This has been a very stressful and expensive process for us as a family, and I just want it to end in the best possible way for our son. Thoughts?
A Concerned Parent
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Loudoun County Makes Recycling Easy for Your Special Event

August 21, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Makes Recycling Easy for Your Special Event

Whether preparing for a party, sporting event, or Fall festival, Loudoun County offers portable indoor and outdoor recycling bins on loan to help make recycling more convenient for special events.

Following your event, you may take the recyclables to a nearby public recycling center. Visit for more information, or call 703-771-5514 to reserve some recycling bins.

Update: LCSO Seeks Whereabouts of Missing Aldie Teen

August 21, 2014 News, Public Safety Comments Off on Update: LCSO Seeks Whereabouts of Missing Aldie Teen

Update: Kaelen Bernal, an Aldie teenager missing since earlier this month returned home on August 22 and is safe and sound.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing teenager who was last seen on August 6.

Kaelen Bernal, 17, of Aldie, was dropped off at work in the South Riding area around 10:00 a.m. It was later discovered he never showed up for work.

Kaelen is described as a White male, 5’6” tall, and weighing 140 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He is known to frequent the Stone Ridge Community Center and the Stone Ridge Village Center.

If you know the whereabouts of Kaelen, you are asked to call Detective S. Petrakos at 703-777-0475.

Salamander Resort and Spa Celebrates First Anniversary

August 19, 2014 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Salamander Resort and Spa Celebrates First Anniversary

On Friday, August 29 – exactly one year after it opened its highly anticipated doors – the resort will host a Birthday Bubbles celebration from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Filled with bottomless sparkling wine, birthday sweets and live entertainment, the event will take place on the Grand Terrace and Lawn. Admission is $30 per person.

On Saturday, August 30, there will be numerous activities taking place throughout the day, including Carriage Rides, an Ice Cream Social and a Middleburg Scavenger Hunt, while the resort’s new Tree Top Zip Tour by Empower is offering special birthday pricing of $123 per tour. The day winds down with a Family Movie on the Grand Lawn beginning at 8:30 p.m. … Continue Reading

Legally Blonde Coming to Franklin Park August 21-23

August 18, 2014 Behind the Scenes, Lifestyle, News, Our Towns Comments Off on Legally Blonde Coming to Franklin Park August 21-23

By Sarah Smith

What do Harvard law students, UCLA sorority girls, and a group of high school thespians from Loudoun County have in common? They all are in Piedmont Arts Foundation’s summer production of Legally Blonde the Musical. The show takes the stage on August 21 at 7:30, August 22 at 7:30, and August 23 at 2:30 and 7:30.

Every year the Piedmont Arts Foundation welcomes a different show to its summer stage, located at Franklin Park in Purcellville. This year, Belmont Ridge Middle School’s director Jason Augustowski is directing this bubbly, pink-filled musical. … Continue Reading

Motorcycle Poker Run Fundraiser & Awareness for Loudoun County Project Lifesaver

August 16, 2014 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Motorcycle Poker Run Fundraiser & Awareness for Loudoun County Project Lifesaver

Sunday, October 12, 2014
Each Poker Hand $20.00
Family Activities with food – Raffles – Live music -McGruff, Loudoun County Sheriffs Office Motor Squad Demos- Fire Apparatus, Vendors and much more!

100 Mile Poker Ride with Three Stops
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. Hamilton Safety Center, Harmony Hall- Kickstands up at 9:00 am. Return to Hamilton Safety Center for Meal provided by Lowry’s Crab Shack of Hamilton.

Contact Leslie Lowry – or for further info and pre-registration at








The Holocene Climate


(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


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


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


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


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


“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


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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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

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Wine & Chili Weekend

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Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale

Joshua Carr River Safety Foundation Rummage Sale
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March Fourth Friday

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”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Nebbiolo Vertical Tasting

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Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event

Notaviva Vineyards - Bluegrass Jam - FREE event
April 2, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

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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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Keep Loudoun Beautiful—Greater Lovettsville Area Volunteers Needed

16 Mar 2017

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The Keep Loudoun Beautiful spring clean-up takes place the entire month of April and greater Lovettsville needs volunteers. Bags, vests, gloves and grabbers are available at the Lovettsville Community Center during normal business hours, Monday-Friday. This is a great group or individual activity that can be scheduled around your availability. E-mail Lovettsville Area Leader, Laura Lieberman, for details and to …

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National Awkward Moments Day

8 Mar 2017


?Laughing at Yourself Is the Best Medicine No one knows who invented National Awkward Moments Day, Saturday, March 18. That’s no surprise, since it probably came about as the result of one stunningly awkward moment that the owner of that moment was hoping to forget. We surveyed our readers and friends to ask them about their most awkward moments, sharing …

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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 …


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 …

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Why Williams Gap Road Should Not Be Paved


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


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


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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Protecting Free Speech


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 …


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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Office Building on Capitol Square To Be Named After Civil Rights Pioneer Barbara Johns


Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that the newly renovated state building located at 202 N. 9th Street on Capitol Square in Richmond (currently known as the 9th Street Office Building) will bear the name of civil rights pioneer Barbara Johns. The building, which reopened last year, houses the Virginia Attorney General’s …

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Vikings Runner-Up at the State Championship 

8 Mar 2017


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


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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