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Mosby Heritage Area Association Recognizes Three Heritage Heroes

November 28, 2015 Lifestyle, People Comments Off on Mosby Heritage Area Association Recognizes Three Heritage Heroes
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The Mosby Heritage Area Association, the Northern Virginia Piedmont preservation and education organization, has selected three individuals to receive the organization’s annual Heritage Hero Award. The Heritage Hero award is given to individuals or groups in the Mosby Heritage Area who have demonstrated stewardship responsibility over many years. The awards ceremony will be held on Tuesday, December 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the National Sporting Library and Museum at 102 The Plains Road in Middleburg. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. … Continue Reading

Mosby Heritage Area Association to Host a Talk on The VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market

September 24, 2014 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Mosby Heritage Area Association to Host a Talk on The VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market
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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will host a talk on October 19, on the VMI Cadets at the Battle of New Market and the Berkeley Family of Aldie. The talk will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Aldie Methodist Church, 39325 John Mosby Hwy in Aldie and after, a tour will be offered of the Berkeley House across the street at 39254 John Mosby Hwy.

Troy Marshall, Site Director of the Virginia Museum of the Civil War (of Virginia Military Institute) will speak on “Legacy of Valor – VMI in the Civil War.” Historian and author, Eric Buckland, will bring to life Edmund Berkeley Jr. who was born in Aldie, wounded with his fellow cadets at the Battle of New Market in 1864, and later was a Mosby Ranger. Local historian Wynne Saffer will discuss the Berkeley family of Aldie and a tour of Berkeley House will follow. Books will be for sale from local authors Dan Morrow, Murder in Lexington and Eric Buckland, Mosby’s Keydet Rangers.

Tickets are $25 for MHAA members and $35 for non-members, call MHAA at 540-687-6681 or use the calendar page at www.mosbyheritagearea.org.

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Mosby Heritage Area Association Hosting 1934 Tea Party

April 18, 2013 Events, Lifestyle Comments Off on Mosby Heritage Area Association Hosting 1934 Tea Party
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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will be hosting a tea party on Mother’s Day, May 12, at historic Welbourne, 22314 Welbourne Farm Lane in Middleburg. Two seatings are available; one at 2:00 p.m. and one at 3:00 p.m.

Welbourne, visited by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1934, was the home of Elizabeth Lemmon, a close friend of New York editor, Maxwell Perkins. Perkins sent F. Scott Fitzgerald to Welbourne to recuperate from personal and professional stresses. Over the years, Elizabeth Lemmon and Max Perkins continued a pen pal friendship that was very affectionate and meaningful to both of them. Many of the letters between the two survive and some will be read at the May 12 tea party. … Continue Reading

Mosby Heritage Area Association Signs Contract with John Milner Associates, Inc. to Begin Preservation Plan for Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville Battlefields

April 7, 2013 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Mosby Heritage Area Association Signs Contract with John Milner Associates, Inc. to Begin Preservation Plan for Aldie, Middleburg, Upperville Battlefields

The Mosby Heritage Area Association has contracted John Milner Associates, Inc. to develop the preservation plan for the Civil War cavalry battlefields of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. The preservation plan is being funded by a grant through the American Battlefield Protection Program of the National Park Service.

“After an extensive request-for-proposals process, we conducted several interviews, and now the Mosby Heritage Area Association is pleased to begin working with John Milner Associates,” says Executive Director, Judy Reynolds. … Continue Reading

Mosby Heritage Area Association to Host Foxhunting Panel Discussion

January 8, 2013 Business, News Comments Off on Mosby Heritage Area Association to Host Foxhunting Panel Discussion
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The Mosby Heritage Area Association will be offering a foxhunting panel discussion on February 10, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 p.m. at the National Sporting Library and Museum at 102 The Plains Road in Middleburg.

The panelists will speak to The History and Future of the Sport in the Piedmont, offering firsthand perspective into and experience with this region’s beloved foxhunting and equine sports. A question and answer discussion will follow. MHAA has gathered some of the most respected leaders in the foxhunting field to participate in the discussion, including:

Robert Ashcom, originally from Charlottesville, Virginia, is the former joint Master and Huntsman to the Tryon Hounds. Mr. Ashcom and his wife, Susie, hunted with the Bradbury Foxhounds in the Quansett country of then-president of the Master of Foxhounds, William Almay, Jr. He also served as Field Master to the Farmington Hunt, while Susie was Whipper-In. He has authored two books on foxhunting, a novel about growing up in rural Virginia in the 1940s, Winter Run, and Lost Hound which examines foxhunting with beautiful images by sporting artist Jane Gaston. Winter Run was the recipient of the 2002 New Writing Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers. Mr. Ashcom is a retired associate professor of English at Lord Fairfax Community College and lives in Warrenton, Virginia. He still hunts in Warrenton and Keswick. … Continue Reading

Mosby Heritage Area Association Issues Request for Proposals in Battlefield Protection Plan

December 4, 2012 Development, News Comments Off on Mosby Heritage Area Association Issues Request for Proposals in Battlefield Protection Plan

The Mosby Heritage Area Association, the Virginia Piedmont preservation and education organization, has issued a Request for Proposals, seeking to contract a preservation or cultural resource management firm to create a preservation plan for the Civil War Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville.

In August 2012, The Mosby Heritage Area Association announced that it received a grant from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to fund a community-based preservation plan for the Civil War Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville. The preservation plan will focus on the three cavalry battles at Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville, where General J.E.B. Stuart fought a delaying tactic in June 1863 to screen the northern movement of General Robert E. Lee into Pennsylvania, prior to the Battle of Gettysburg. … Continue Reading

Mosby Heritage Area Association Receives $41,625 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant

August 26, 2012 Business, News Comments Off on Mosby Heritage Area Association Receives $41,625 American Battlefield Protection Program Grant
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The Mosby Heritage Area Association, the Northern Virginia Piedmont preservation and education organization, has received a grant of $41,625 from the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) to fund a community-based preservation plan for the Civil War Cavalry Battles of Aldie, Middleburg, and Upperville.

“We are proud to support projects like this that safeguard and preserve American battlefields,” said Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service. “These places are symbols of individual sacrifice and national heritage that we must protect so that this and future generations can understand the struggles that define us as a nation.” … 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 …

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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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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 …

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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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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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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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