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Drive Out Hunger In Loudoun

December 2, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Drive Out Hunger In Loudoun

Dulles Greenway Hosts Canned Food Drive for Loudoun Interfaith Relief

The Dulles Greenway will host a canned food drive for Loudoun Interfaith Relief on December 10 and 11, at the Main Toll Plaza. Canned food will be collected in the cash lanes only from 6:30-9:30 a.m. (eastbound) and 3:30-6:30 p.m. (westbound) on those two days only. Customers are encouraged to bring one canned item to donate from the driver’s side window before they pay their toll. Dulles Greenway staff will be at the toll booths collecting the food.

Terry Hoffman, Public and Customer Relations Manager for the Dulles Greenway explained, “Each year, our staff holds an internal food drive during the holiday season for Loudoun Interfaith Relief. This year, we were brainstorming about how we might offer more help to those in need. Our hope is that this drive at the toll plaza will collect much needed food and spread the word about the good work Interfaith Relief does in Loudoun feeding our community’s most vulnerable residents.” … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Sells Bonds at Favorable Interest Rate; Proceeds to Fund School Construction, Other Projects

November 20, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Sells Bonds at Favorable Interest Rate; Proceeds to Fund School Construction, Other Projects

Loudoun County has sold $47.375 million in general obligation bonds at a favorable interest rate of 2.51 percent. Proceeds from the sale will be used to finance the construction of five schools: Cardinal Ridge Elementary School, Discovery Elementary School, John Champe High School, Moorefield Station Elementary School, and Rocky Ridge High School. Proceeds will also finance renovations to Mercer Middle School, Loudoun Valley High School, and Park View High Schools’ science lab; and fire-rescue apparatus.

In advance of the sale, the nation’s top bond rating agencies again affirmed Loudoun County’s triple-A rating on its general obligation bonds, noting the county’s strong financial management practices and policies, and manageable debt. Loudoun County has held the Aaa rating from Moody’s since 2004, and AAA from Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s since 2005. … Continue Reading

Deadline to Display New Loudoun Vehicle Decals is November 15

November 7, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Deadline to Display New Loudoun Vehicle Decals is November 15

Loudoun County Treasurer H. Roger Zurn Jr. reminds taxpayers that the deadline for displaying the yellow, 2015 Loudoun County decal is Saturday, November 15, 2014. Anyone who has not purchased a 2015 Loudoun County decal may do so at the following Treasurer’s Office locations Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1 Harrison Street, S.E., 1st Floor, in Leesburg
21641 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 104, in Sterling

Anyone who has not received a decal should contact the Loudoun County Treasurer’s Office at 703-777-0280 or e-mail taxes@loudoun.gov with questions.

BOS Quickly Advances Red Hill Water Towers To Committee

October 1, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on BOS Quickly Advances Red Hill Water Towers To Committee

Community Outraged at Lack of Transparency and Being Shut Out of The Late Night Process

It was a long night at the Board of Supervisors’ September public hearing, which did not end until after midnight. Last up on the 17 item agenda was the question of Loudoun Water’s proposal to construct two 189-foot, one million gallon water towers along side narrow, unpaved Red Hill Road. Despite repeated requests from road residents and others that the board over rule the planning commission’s July vote granting Loudoun Water a commission permit for its towers, a majority of the supervisors affirmed the planning commission’s decision. … Continue Reading

Loudoun County Launches New, Online Interactive Map for the Route 28 Corridor

September 13, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Launches New, Online Interactive Map for the Route 28 Corridor

Screen_Shot_of_Route_28_MapLoudoun County’s new Route 28 Optional Overlay Zoning Districts have been mapped. Property owners within the Route 28 Corridor now have an additional development option for their property. An online interactive map has been created to assist in identifying a property’s applicable Route 28 Optional Overlay District.

The interactive map at www.loudoun.gov/route28 allows users of the Loudoun County website to identify a property’s applicable Optional Overlay District. Users can find a property’s applicable district by zooming to the property’s location and then clicking on the respective parcel. A window will display the parcel identification number and the respective Optional Overlay District. The Legend also identifies the Route 28 Optional Overlay Districts by color.

More information on the Route 28 Optional Overlay zoning districts, including a link to the Route 28 Zoning Regulations, is available online at www.loudoun.gov/route28.

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 www.loudoun.gov/budget-office. Applications and more information also are available by contacting Erin McLellan, Budget Officer, at 571-258-3205 or Erin.McLellan@loudoun.gov.

Applications are due Friday, September 26, 2014.

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 www.loudoun.gov/recycling-events for more information, or call 703-771-5514 to reserve some recycling bins.

Annual Leesburg 20K/5K Race to Benefit the Loudoun County YMCA Scheduled for August 17

August 9, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Annual Leesburg 20K/5K Race to Benefit the Loudoun County YMCA Scheduled for August 17

The annual Leesburg 20K/5K race to benefit the Loudoun County YMCA, sponsored by NOVA Plastic Surgery and Harris Teeter, will be held on Sunday, August 17. This event draws hundreds of area runners to support the YMCA.

Rolling street closures will be in effect along the race route, which begins and ends at Market Station (202 Harrison Street). Between 7:00 and 10:00 a.m., residents and drivers should expect street closures on the following streets: … Continue Reading

Rummage Sale Trailers Open August 23

August 8, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Rummage Sale Trailers Open August 23

76th Annual Ladies Board Rummage Sale Ready for Donations

The Ladies Board of Inova Loudoun Hospital is officially accepting donations for the annual Rummage Sale. Donations will be collected on Saturday, August 23 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg, and at Inova Loudoun Medical Campus – Leesburg, 224 Cornwall Street. Red balloons will direct traffic to the specially designated trailers. … Continue Reading

Wolf Releases Statement on the Opening of Silver Line

July 27, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Wolf Releases Statement on the Opening of Silver Line

Rep. Frank Wolf (R-10th) released the following statement regarding the opening of Metrorail’s Silver Line to Wiehle Avenue:

“The Silver Line is going to be good for transportation. The Silver Line is going to be good for economic development. The Silver Line is going to be good for Dulles airport. Just think where this region would be if we didn’t have Metro.”

Wolf has long been regarded as one of the key players in extending Metrorail through Tysons and out the Dulles corridor to Loudoun County.

Loudoun County Fire-Rescue System Graduates 83 Students

July 19, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Loudoun County Fire-Rescue System Graduates 83 Students

On Thursday July 10, 2014 the Loudoun County Fire-Rescue System recognized 77 graduates who recently completed Fire Fighter I-II, EMT–Basic, and EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic certification. Family, friends, and community members filled the Dominion High School auditorium as Loudoun County Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management (LCFR) Deputy Chief of Training and EMS Jose Salazar mastered the graduation ceremony. Board of Supervisors, Suzanne Volpe recognized the graduates, along with Chief of the Department Keith Brower and Operational Medical Director, Dr. John Morgan. … Continue Reading

County to Hold Community Meeting on Courts Complex Expansion Project July 17

July 6, 2014 Government, Loudoun County, News Comments Off on County to Hold Community Meeting on Courts Complex Expansion Project July 17

Loudoun County will host a second community meeting about the Courts Complex Phase III Expansion Project on Thursday, July 17, 2014, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E. in Leesburg.

At the meeting, representatives of the Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure and the architecture and engineering firm of Dewberry Architects, Inc., will present information about the design of the Courts Complex Phase III Expansion Project.

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Gary Sinise’s Foundation – American Legion Plan Groundbreaking For New Home For Injured Vet

July 3, 2014 Loudoun County, News Comments Off on Gary Sinise’s Foundation – American Legion Plan Groundbreaking For New Home For Injured Vet

The American Legion teamed up with The Gary Sinise Foundation and others July 2 in a ground-breaking ceremony for a new home for a badly injured soldier in Lovettsville. The ceremony was attended by veterans from Post 293 in Purcellville.
Legion Post Commander John Maus and David L. Eno, chairman of the Legion’s Hometown Heroes Committee, said a 20-foot flagpole bearing the U.S. flag and a Marine Corps flag were dedicated at the groundbreaking.

Marine Corporal Ronny (Tony) Porta suffered burns over 30 percent of his body and lost one arm and four fingers off his remaining arm. He has undergone 38 surgeries to save his life and heal his combat wounds. He was injured by a roadside bomb blast in Iraq in 2007.

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Columns

Charles Murray’s Middlebury Melee

“Earthrise”, photo taken from Apollo 8 by Bill Anders on Christmas Eve, December 24, 1968. By Tony Noerpel On March 2, 2017, the appearance of Charles Murray at Middlebury College in Vermont caused a small riot [1]. The media blamed …

Earth System and Paleoclimate Change

In a new paper Owen Gaffney and Will Steffen [1], present a high order abstraction of the Earth System, E, in the form This is fine as an abstraction and shows the subsystems which impact the Earth System. The authors …

Famous Estate Blunders and How To Avoid Them

These celebrities’ tales are a strong reminder to review your estate plan before it’s too late. There’s a calm comfort that comes with estate planning: a sense that your family will be taken care of after you pass away (hopefully …

Fidget Gear, Good or Bad?

What do you think about the new fidget cubes and fidget spinners, and do they really help kids with ADHD? They’re making their way around our neighborhood, but I couldn’t find any good studies out there on either of the …

A Community Together: The Ten-Year Remembrance of 4/16/2007

Time moves forward, whether we are ready to move on or not. It’s been ten years since the massacre that shocked America. I’m talking about the event that started a standard of condolences from the president, tears and prayers from …

Soul Lost in Translation

“Greed, for lack of a better word, is good,” Gordon Gekko (Michael Douglas) tells us in the 1987 movie Wall Street. The newly released book, Black Edge: Inside Information, Dirty Money, and the Quest to Bring Down the Most Wanted …

Just Like Nothing (Else) on Earth: North Fork Road

It’s difficult to be in a hurry when all the surrounding geography seems to encourage thoughtful, relaxing contemplation – maybe even a meditative cat nap thrown in for good measure; now – turn your TV off and take the music …

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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CA$H Bingo

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”Homage to Mother Earth”

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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

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GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Readers Theater, “One Slight Hitch”
April 3, 2017

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April 7, 2017

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First Friday at the Winery

First Friday at the Winery
April 8, 2017

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Cherry Blossom Celebration

Cherry Blossom Celebration

Come Paint with Us! Cherry Blossom

Come Paint with Us! Cherry Blossom

Meet the Artist - Robert Merhaut

Meet the Artist - Robert Merhaut

Healing Service

Healing Service

North Gate Vineyard presents a Vertical Tasting

North Gate Vineyard presents a Vertical Tasting
April 9, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

SPRING AWAKENS: DECORATED EGG AUCTION

SPRING AWAKENS: DECORATED EGG AUCTION

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Writers’ Night Out

GALLERY COFFEEHOUSE: Writers’ Night Out
April 10, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

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April 12, 2017

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April 13, 2017

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April 14, 2017

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CA$H Bingo

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LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV

LAST HAM STANDING COMEDY IMPROV
April 15, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

CA$H Bingo

CA$H Bingo

Easter at the Park

Easter at the Park

Easter Extravaganza

Easter Extravaganza
April 16, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service
April 17, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 18, 2017

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April 19, 2017

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April 20, 2017

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April 21, 2017

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Jules & The Hammer Band with Teddy Chipouras

Jules & The Hammer Band with Teddy Chipouras
April 22, 2017

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”Homage to Mother Earth”

20th Anniversary Celebration & Grand Re-Opening

20th Anniversary Celebration & Grand Re-Opening

Celebrate Earth Day at North Gate Vineyard

Celebrate Earth Day at North Gate Vineyard

Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders

Andrew McKnight & Beyond Borders
April 23, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”

Franklin Park Big Band is Coming to Franklin Park Arts Center

Franklin Park Big Band is Coming to Franklin Park Arts Center

Jammin' at James

Jammin' at James
April 24, 2017

”Homage to Mother Earth”

”Homage to Mother Earth”
April 25, 2017

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April 26, 2017

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April Fourth Friday

April Fourth Friday

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April 29, 2017

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2017 Virginia Touch-A-Truck

2017 Virginia Touch-A-Truck

Live Music: Dear Creek

Live Music: Dear Creek

Music With a Cause - The Loudoun Chorale

Music With a Cause - The Loudoun Chorale
April 30, 2017

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Lifestyle

Welcome Home to this Colonial in Lovettsville

6 Apr 2017

By Hannah Hager All of us seek to put down roots in ?a pleasant, safe and prosperous area, and you’ll find as much within this home in the Dutchman’s Creek neighborhood in Lovettsville. Today, Lovettsville has all the trappings of an all-American hometown – a pizzeria downtown, excellent schools and busy streets that settle into quiet nights. Its claim to …

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Keep Loudoun Beautiful

5 Apr 2017

Greater Lovettsville Area Volunteers Needed 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 through Friday.  Contact Lovettsville area leader, Laura Lieberman, for details and to coordinate pick-up  locations:  laura.long.lieberman@gmail.com.

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Take Me To the Garden Show

5 Apr 2017

The 27th Annual Leesburg Flower & Garden Festival comes to town Saturday, April 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The award-winning event, estimated to attract 40,000 visitors over the two days, gets better and better every year. And, that’s not just the vendors and organizers talking; that’s the truth, …

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Editorial

Priscilla Nabs Plum Planning Commission Post

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 …

Op-ed

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 …

Dear Editor

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

Envision Loudoun – Bold Action Versus Business-As-Usual

Everyone is talking about it. “Envision Loudoun,” our local government’s effort to reach out to the public for advice on how to rewrite and update the County’s Comprehensive Plan. Officials …

Around Virginia

Rep. Comstock Returns from Bipartisan Congressional Delegation to Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon

Representative Barbara Comstock (R-VA) released the following statement after returning from a bipartisan Congressional Delegation visit to Egypt, Jordan, and Lebanon: “As believers around the world observed Holy Week, I appreciated the opportunity to visit and hear from those who serve our fellow man – our military men and women …

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Growth in Solar Industry-Related Jobs

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced that Virginia is one of the fastest growing solar job markets in the country. In the Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016, Virginia is 2nd in the Southeast and tied with Utah for 9th in the U.S. for year-over-year solar job growth. The Commonwealth is ranked …

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McAuliffe Vetoes LaRock’s Public Assistance Eligibility Legislation  

On March 28, Governor Terry McAuliffe vetoed Del. Dave LaRock’s (R-33) House Bill 2092, which would have required any applicant for public assistance to undergo a full review of death records, incarceration status, employment status, lottery winnings, and all income. Recently, an Arlington woman was arrested on four counts of welfare fraud for …

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Sports

Woodgrove Training for Spring Track

9 Apr 2017

Woodgrove students get ready for the upcoming Spring track season. Photos courtesy of Robert Nelson

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Western Loudoun Volleyball Summer Camp Launched

6 Apr 2017

Western Loudoun Volleyball Club will be hosting its first ever summer camp June 26-29 at Foxcroft School in Middleburg.  The coed, four-day camp will run from 9-5 each day and feature advanced skills training, game strategy and mental approaches to the game.  The program will be managed by WLVBC’s Technical …

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