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LOVETTSVILLE by Susanne Kahler

Relief Effort for Alabama Tornado Disaster. St. James United Church of Christ in Lovettsville is working together with a major relief organization in Alabama, Toomer’s For Tuscaloosa, as well as NorthEast Alabama Tornado Disaster Relief, to help alleviate some of the suffering and loss from the recent tornados that left hundreds homeless and destroyed all their personal belongings. Donations of men, womens and childrens toiletries, bugspray, bottled water/gatorade, sleeping bags, tarps, cleaning supplies, dry pet food, etc. can be brought to the church on Sunday, June 5 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The church is located at 10 East Broadway in the heart of Lovettsville.

ROUND HILL by Susanne Kahler

If you missed the first Woodgrove Has Talent! show you missed a great night! Twenty-one acts graced the stage during the night. The winner was the Blue Grass Band who picked and sang their way to be chosen the number one act. Congratulations to the Woodgrove HS Technology Student Association students who placed second in the state at the competition held last week. One of the teams will now be headed to the National competition to be held in June. Congratulations to the Woodgrove girls Lacrosse team for winning the Dulles District Regular Season Title. The girls went undefeated in the district and now own the first District Title of any team in Woodgrove history. Great job, team, and good luck on your journey to a state title!

Special Olympics of Loudoun County is sponsoring their very first Golf Tournament Fundraiser Event at River Creek Country Club for August 8. It’s a really exciting event, and one of the biggest the organization has ever taken on. The price is $150.00 per golfer and includes a continental breakfast, cart, and a buffet lunch afterwards (as well as a drink ticket). There are also prices for a group to sign up or as a sponsorship for your company.

Visit the website at http://www.loudounspecialolympics.org/ for more information. The Loudoun County Chapter of the Special Olympics relies solely on fundraising and donations and each year they have more applicants for sports, and more sports they’d like to see offered as well – with that comes added expense. This fundraiser will be a fun way to raise money for the participants and get the community involved.

Send your Round Hill news to Susanne at: kahlerohana@comcast.net

LINCOLN by Ann Tiffany

Mark your calendars …. June 4, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. The Lincoln Community League will have a fund raising social-picnic hosted by Carole and Chuck (Chip) Maloney at their beautiful home, Lark Rise, 19026 Shelburne Glebe Road. LCL will furnish hot dogs, hamburgers, veggie-burgers and other picnic foods. The Maloney’s are graciously supplying some liquid refreshments.

This is a family affair to get the community together, as well as raise some money to purchase and install several signs entering the village(see attached scan). The cost will be $10.00 per person, or $25.00 for a family of three or more. (Additional donations are always welcome.)

The Lincoln Studios wants to thank the residents of Lincoln who both supported and attended the premiere showing of the film “Nichols:The Last Hardware Store.” It was a full house at the Bush Tabernacle (Skating Rink) in Purcellville on Saturday evening May 14. Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, who appears in the documentary, was in attendance as well as many of the Nichols family and staff. DVDs will be available soon. For more information, e-mail :sarah@sarahhuntington.com. Several Lincoln folks came to my farm early on the morning of April 30. This was advertised as “Breakfast at Tiffanys” and the purpose was to take an instructive, though muddy, nature/bird walk with Phil Daley and Mary Ann Goode. This was followed by a delicious pot luck breakfast.The Lincoln Community League Board has chosen a design for three welcome signs to be placed on Sands, Foundry and Lincoln Roads. This is another attempt to calm the traffic as it enters our village. Geoff Holden, the son of Susan and Patrick Holden, is currently spending two weeks in France studying WWII history in Paris and Normandy as part of a class from Clemson University. When he returns he will be attending a bachelor party in Atlantic City for his brother, Paul; Paul Holden and Micaela Moreno will be married in mid-June at Whitehall in Bluemont. Paul is now an accountant living in Destin, Florida having completed a MS degree in accounting in 2010 at James Madison University.

Allyson and Michael Alto wrote a note from the Plains saying that they miss their dear Lincoln friends, and waving to people as they drove by. Their eldest son, Peyton, is off to William and Mary in the fall…which means only four more to go! Stirling Rasmussen wrote that he has retired from Dell Healthcare Services and is now volunteering as a docent at the national Museum of the Marine Corps in Quantico.The Fourth of July parade and picnic will be in one month. John Raymond on Chappelle Hill appears in the parade each year as the candy-flinging cyclist.You may remember John on the royal blue adult tricyle or perhaps on his 1950’s balloon-tire Schwinn Black Phantom with its black, red and chrome paint-job and flag rack on the front. John likes to bribe the judges with candy as he cycles by, and he continues to take the “most unique” award.John recently attended the premier auction for bicycle collecting in Copake, NY. John is also a metal sculptor and has begun bicycle building in his barn studio in Lincoln. Next time you see the bearded wheelman, inquire about his collections of bicycle ephemera; or call him at 540-338-1373. He is glad to share his passion for bikes.


The Hills Are Alive. And so is the Village of Waterford.

In 1994, Charlotte Gollobin, owner of the historic Rosemont Estate, had a terrific idea: Why not bring nationally known musical performers to the Village of Waterford. She gathered together a committee, met with members of the Waterford Foundation, received permission to use the Waterford Old School Auditorium, scoured her considerable contacts with the Washington music community, and, presto: The Waterford Concert Series was born and today makes up one of the many events sponsored by the Waterford Foundation.

Charlotte even overcame a slight problem: The Waterford Old School didn’t have enough chairs for the audience. So her husband Len rounded up 150 chairs owned by his company and donated them to the Waterford Foundation.

The Homeless Concert Series:Now, of course, not only does Waterford lack 150 chairs, but it lacks the Old School Auditorium to put them in. So, since 2007, when the Old School Auditorium was destroyed by fire, the Waterford Concert Series has been homeless. But our friends and other community groups have come to the rescue, enabling us to hold the concerts at the Lucketts Community Center, the Catoctin Presbyterian Church, the Waterford Elementary School, and the St. James’ Episcopal Church in Leesburg.

Just last month, we welcomed the highly acclaimed Bach Sinfonia, which delighted the packed-house audience with Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” along with companion texts, four sonnets possibly written by Vivaldi himself.

The Next Generation Concert: One of the Best:Each year, the Waterford Concert Series presents young performers from The Levine School of Music. Young competition winners from the Levine School will return to Waterford to show off their exuberant best. Musicians of elementary through high school age deliver one of the most popular concerts in our series. With two campuses in Washington, D.C., one in Maryland and one in Virginia, the Levine School is one of the nation’s leading community music schools; it is the preeminent center for music education in the Washington metropolitan area. Excellence and opportunity are core values inspiring Levine programs, faculty, and students.*

We invite everyone to come and enjoy this truly inspirational concert. Bring the whole family, especially students, to this one. Children 12 and under attend this (and all our concerts) free.

The concert takes place Sunday, June 5, at 4:00 p.m. at the Waterford Elementary School.

Opera Next Fall: Next November 6, the Concert Series will hold perhaps its most popular concert of the year: The Maryland Opera Studio brings its rising opera stars back to Loudoun County, building on their 2010 Virginia debut. These talented singers will present semistaged scenes from opera productions in the works as well as music from opera, musicals, and operetta—old, familiar, and cutting-edge contemporary. Led by a top-notch faculty, 8 to 12 students admitted to the graduate opera program at the University of Maryland School of Music work through all areas of vocal and theatrical training. The emphasis is on performance and informed risk-taking to bring their roles alive. A Master of Music degree in opera performance and a shot at a career in a major opera company are awarded at the end of the two-year program. Our Leesburg audience will be rewarded with delightful music and great entertainment.*

This marvelous concert takes place at St. James Episcopal Church in Leesburg, on Sunday, November 6, at 4:00 p.m.

Home Sweet Home: On July 2, Waterford breaks ground to rebuild the Old School Auditorium, and the Concert Series Committee hopes to resume concerts in the new facility sometime in 2012. The Waterford Foundation needs to raise another $300,000 to avoid the need to borrow for the construction and welcomes all contributions.

Tickets: You may order tickets for concerts at waterfordfoundation.org/concerts/?ctickets.html. Or call the Waterford Foundation at 540-882-3018.
Ed Good President, Waterford Citizens’ Association ed.good@grammar.com
* © Waterford Foundation. Portions of this article appear on the Waterford Foundation website. Copyright permission granted.

HAMILTON by Terry Moon

Hamilton Day will be celebrated on Saturday, June 4. There will be a parade, barbecue and activities at the Hamilton Community Park. For more information call the Town Office at 540-338-2811. Carri Michon is the volunteer who is coordinating Hamilton Day. Thanks Carri!

The Town of Hamilton has resolved their well problems and improved the pumping capacity. The water tests great and there are no water violations. While the Town is no longer under water restrictions citizens are encouraged to conserve. Did you know that it takes one year for the rain we are experiencing to replenish our wells?

Audrey Reale, a town employee, has resigned and is moving to Missouri. Audrey is moving to be closer to family. Thank you for your service Audrey, we will miss you.

The United Methodist Churches are collecting Cleaning Buckets to aid those experiencing floods, hurricanes and tornados in the southern United States. The buckets should be 5 gallon with resalable lid, please no buckets which have been used for paint or pool cleaner. Include the following: liquid laundry detergent – two 25 oz. or one 50 oz., dish soap – 16-18 oz. bottle, any brand, 1 can air freshener, 1 6-14 oz. aerosol spray pump with protective cover, 1 scrub brush, 18 cleaning wipes –handi wipes or reusable wipes, 7 sponges – remove from wrapper, 5 scouring pads – remove from wrapper, 50 clothespins – remove from packaging, clothesline – two 50 ft. or one 100 ft., 24 roll heavy duty trash bags – remove from box, 5 dust masks, 2 pair disposable kitchen gloves – remove from packaging, 1 pair work gloves. Place all items in the buckets starting with the liquids and close lids. The cleaning buckets may be dropped off at Hamilton United Methodist Church, Bethany United Methodist Church and Round Hill United Methodist Church.

Send your Hamilton news to Terry Moon: moonsofhamilton@comcast.net

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