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t was not exactly a stampede to the polls Tuesday as voters in five western Loudoun towns headed out to make their selection to fill mayor and council seats. Voting was extremely slow in most places, apart from Purcellville, where voters swept four new representatives into office. In a stunning upset, political neophyte and eight-year town resident Kwasi Fraser handily defeated Vice Mayor Keith Melton in the bid to replace four-term Mayor Bob Lazaro, who will step down from the post June 30. Fraser got 868 votes to Melton’s 539 in the unofficial tally.

In the race for three council seats, Planning Commissioner Ben Packard was the top vote getter—topping Fraser’s count—with 901 votes, followed by Karen Jimmerson, with 841 votes, and Planning Commission Chairman Doug McCollum, with 791. Lt. Jim Rust came in fourth, with 761 votes. Fraser, originally from Guyana, made history as the county’s first elected African-American mayor. Reached shortly after his historic win, Fraser said he had not expected to win by such a wide gap. “Keith was a solid candidate; he’s been there for the past four years and I expected a slim margin,” he said. “But it was the voice of the people. I heard them

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Kwasi Fraser, center, and Karen Jimmerson, greet voters at the polls Tuesday. Fraser beat Keith Melton in the Purcellville mayoral race to become the first elected African-American mayor in Loudoun County. Jimerson is one of three new council members elected Tuesday.

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who make up Loudoun’s population. “We are so pleased to have found exactly what we are looking for in the Dulles region.” In a statement announcing the decision, County Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) said he was pleased that Loudoun would be home to the museum. “The Children’s Science Center will impact hundreds of thousands of young minds a year; teaching them that important subjects such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics can be fun and helping keep the spark of STEM learning alive past the critical 8th grade

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Plans for a children’s museum in Northern Virginia have been under development since 2005. Operations recently have been housed at the Center for Innovative Technology in Herndon while the museum’s leadership searched in eastern Loudoun and western Fairfax for a permanent home. “Loudoun and western Fairfax have the supportive community of industry, visitors and participants we were looking for,” Adalene “Nene” Spivy, executive director of the Children’s Science Center, said this week, pointing to the large number of families with young children

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or the first time since the legal proceedings against him began early last year, Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling) will officially go on the record about accusations he misused his county office and staff members for political gain in a deposition later this month. Arlington Commonwealth’s Attorney Theo Stamos, who was appointed as special prosecutor in the citizen-initiated recall case, will question Delgaudio under oath during a

May 20 deposition at the Loudoun County courthouse. The deposition is closed to the public. “I’ve never interviewed Mr. Delgaudio,” Stamos told Judge Paul Sheridan in Loudoun Circuit Court Tuesday, noting that the Sterling District supervisor also was never questioned by the state investigator in the case or by members of the special grand jury convened last year to investigate the claims against him. “I’ve never asked him any questions.” In late 2012, former Delgaudio aide Donna Mateer alleged she was tasked with setting up meetings to solicit political dona-

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embers of the Loudoun County School Board set out earlier this year on a relatively routine task to align its complaint process with coming changes in state code. But as they dug into the 32-page policy during a Personnel Committee meeting last week, they discovered how difficult it is for any of the system’s 9,800 employees to file a formal grievance. Committee members appeared frustrated as they thumbed through the policy last Wednesday when they learned employees have several different reporting avenues depending on the nature of the complaint— and the process to file a complaint deemed a “formal grievance,” the only avenue that can lead to action from the full School Board, is the most complex.

“All this time they thought they had filed a formal grievance. They thought they had this due process owed them only to find out it wasn’t a formal complaint. The way the process is now is very confusing for the employees and that’s very troubling.”

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So much so that the school division’s attorney said the school system has had “maybe one” in more than four years. School Board member Brenda Sheridan (Sterling) said the policy leaves it up to employees to translate “30 pages of legalese,” which discourages them from raising concerns. Bill Fox (Leesburg), who chairs the Personnel Committee, said although Personnel Services Department staff members may understand the difference between an

informal complaint and a formal grievance, most employees do not. “It must be clearly spelled out.” In a follow-up interview, School Board Vice Chairman Jill Turgeon (Blue Ridge) said it was during last week’s committee meeting that she learned for the first time that teachers and other staff members at Loudoun Valley High School unknowingly went through the complaint process incorrectly, and the investigation into their allegations of bullying and Continued on Page 26

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Saturday, May 3 • Fraud: 21900 block Hyde Park Drive, Ashburn; around 8:30 p.m. a resident received a phone call from someone claiming to be with the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office. The caller claimed the resident missed jury duty and there was a warrant for their arrest. The victim provided money to the caller utilizing prepaid money cards, but later determined the call was a scam.

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• Thursday, May 15, The Church of the Holy Spirit in Leesburg will hold the Coming to the Shepherd’s Table event. Using multi-media and humor keynote speaker Christian Film and Television Commission Chairman Ted Baehr will discuss the importance of moral entertainment in an effort to “clean up” Hollywood. Lunch will be served and a free will offering will be received. Reservations should be made to reservations@shepherdstable.us and include the number of guests attending. The church is located at 908 Trailview Blvd. SE, Suite 200, Leesburg. • Ketterman’s Jewelers is celebrating 25 years in business with a Duck Race and Family Fun Day 12:30-4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at the Virginia Village Shopping Center in Leesburg. The event is in honor of a racehorse named Ducky that helped to financially support the Kettermans and their family business during the first three years the store was open. Music, food, face painting, a petting zoo, games, door prizes and duck races are all part of the free, family friendly event. Races will be divided into age groups with the youngest starting at 1. • The Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company Auxiliary & Associates will sponsor the Spring Treasures Sale Saturday, May 17, at the fire company’s Flame Room. The sale, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., includes house wares, clothing, linens and other “treasures.” From 1-3 p.m. patrons can fill a bag with clothes/linens for $5 and all remaining items will be 50 percent off. Lunch will be available with a hotdog, chips and drink special for $3. Before the event, members of the fire company will accept donations at the Flame Room from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, through Friday, May 16. All proceeds will benefit the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company. The event takes place at Station 1 located at 215 W. Loudoun St. • The Senior Center of Leesburg and the Senior Center Advisory Board are hosting the third annual May Dance from 7-10 p.m. Friday. Adults of all ages are welcome to come out and dance to music from all eras and enjoy mixed drinks for 25 cents. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. For more information or to purchase tickets contact 703-737-8039. The Senior Center of Leesburg is located at 102 North St. NW, Suite B. • Lightfoot Restaurant’s patio has become dog friendly. The restaurant invites all four-legged friends and their owners to enjoy the weather and a meal on the stone patio behind the restaurant. Lightfoot is located at 11 N. King St.

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Nominations are in for the 2014 Leesburg Business Awards, celebrating outstanding businesses and owners who have contributed to the wellbeing of the community. Winners are chosen in 10 categories and will be recognized, along with the nominees, during the Leesburg Business Awards ceremony Wednesday, May 14, at the Tally Ho Theatre. Establishments that have been operating in the town for 25 years or more will be honored as Leesburg Legacy Businesses.

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“[Matching funds] offset some of the costs of the fruits and vegetables for families and it’s an added incentive for them to try something new,” Rethy said. “There is a very broad group of community partners who are invested in this program being successful.” Amanda Huffman, the resource coordinator and healthy living advocate for the Loudoun County Health Department, is spearheading the publicity for the program. She is in talks with the county’s Community Services Board to help arrange transportation from the Fields of Leesburg apartments complex to the market. To reach out to the Hispanic population, which makes up a large percent of the low-income families in Loudoun, Huffman plans to visit area Spanish speaking churches to talk about the opportunities and “gain some credibility.” “I think the problem right now is that, sure it sounds like a nice program, but I think there’s a lot of suspicion because when I was talking to some of the moms at the Health Day at the Fields of Leesburg they weren’t quite bought in yet,” Huffman said. “They want to see that it works and that some of their friends actually got a $10 match with no strings attached.” Farmers’ market organizers also are working to find fun ways to integrate children by offering a variety of games and prizes. “The thing that we all love and that the parents will love, especially if you have toddlers, is that it doesn’t cost a lot of money,” Hoffman said. Purcellville Mayor Bob Lazaro, as part of his day job with Inova Health Systems, led the pilot project through Inova. He said the program works to provide access to nutrition while promoting healthy living to individuals of every social and economic status. “If you eat healthy,

you’ll be healthy, and you either pay the farmer or pay the doctor,” he said. Working to expand the program’s reach, Lazaro has offered to help Huffman and Chris Slagle, Family Services Benefit program manager for the Loudoun County Health Department, prepare literature on the program in Spanish and English to send to all SNAP EBT users in the county. Currently, there are 9,651 people in Loudoun County receiving food stamps. That equates to $1.1 million a month in federal spending. “Why shouldn’t the local farmer be able to capture some of that funding as well,” Lazaro said. “There’s a sustainability aspect to it and an economic development aspect as well.” Lazaro refutes critics who claim healthy eating is too expensive. “No, there are ways of eating healthy that are low priced. It’s about portion control and understanding what you’re eating.” The Loudoun County Health Council, Loudoun Valley Home Grown Markets Cooperative, the Loudoun County Health Department, the Loudoun County Community Services Board, and the Loudoun County Junior League are among the organizations instrumental in launching the program. SNAP guidelines may not permit customers to purchase all items sold at the market. For a list of eligible products go to www.easyaccess. virginia.gov, keyword: food stamps benefits. Donations for the project may be made at www.gofundme.com/snapleesburgmarket. The Leesburg Farmers Market, located in the Virginia Village Shopping Center off Catoctin Circle SE, and is open 8 a.m. to noon Saturdays. n

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he Leadership Loudoun Class of 2014 spent Saturday working on the final Habitat for Humanity home being built in the five-home subdivision in St. Louis, named for Erin Peterson, who was killed during the 2007 shooting at Virginia Tech. The Leadership Loudoun team also unveiled a plaque at the entrance to the community, which will be part of a larger memorial to the Virginia Tech student. Two groups in the Leadership Loudoun Class of 2014 have been looking at the issues of affordable housing and volunteerism and through that work learned of the opportunity to help Habitat with the final home build and to provide a lasting memorial at the community. Many members of Peterson’s family live in Loudoun, including her paternal grandfather, Vernon Peterson, whose home is adjacent to the community that bears his granddaughter’s name. Erin’s mother, Celeste Peterson, helped the Leadership Loudoun team with the unveiling of the plaque, which bears a quote from her to her daughter: “Our Dewdrop from Heaven, you changed the world, in life and death.” In addition to the plaque, a memorial tree was planted and a permanent bench will be installed when the Habitat work is complete. “Our goal is to honor the memory of Erin Peterson in a visual way,” team member Ginia Hildreth said in a statement announcing the memorial. “The community is a testament to her

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VDOT and Shirley Contracting will hold a pre-construction meeting for planned upgrades to Rt. 7 west of Leesburg at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at Loudoun County High School in Leesburg. Construction is expected to begin this month on a new westbound “climbing lane” and roundabouts at the Rt. 9 interchange at Clarkes Gap. The new lane is designed to reduce afternoon rush hour congestion, while the interchange improvements should help with morning traffic flow. The project also includes reconfigured medians with barrierseparated left-turn lanes, and an extension of Fort Johnston Road that will connect Alysheba Drive to Leeland Orchard Road. During the meeting, residents will get an overview of the project and the construc-

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ernment center garage from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to visitors with business at the government center and employees. Parking on the second, third and fourth floors of the garage are limited to government center employees, also in accordance with marked spaces, some of which are designated for specific employees and carpool participants. Beginning in mid-May, county employees who park in the garage will be issued a rear window decal for their vehicles. When enforcement begins in early June, vehicles without decals parked on the second, third or fourth level of the garage will be ticketed. If a vehicle with an employee decal is parked in a visitor spot on the first floor, it also will be ticketed. Those who park in the garage but are not doing business at the government center also will be subject to tickets. All levels of the parking garage will continue to be open to the public after regular business hours and weekends until midnight. n

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the year’s progress. The Cornwall emergency room operations have exceeded all expectations “for us and, I think, for our patients,” Puccio said. There are 20 physicians who rotate between the two emergency facilities, both of which treat the same medical problems and provide service to all ages—newborns to the elderly, Puccio said. Statistics for the Cornwall campus show that of those 16,038 patients treated through April 30, 3,127 were 17 years old or younger. Symptoms and diagnoses included strokes, chest pains, motor vehicle accidents, abdominal pains, respiratory arrest, influenza, orthopedic injuries, lacerations and fever. Patients are treated by a nursing staff that boasts an average of more than 15 years’ experience. The unit contains 19 private rooms, of which 14 are examination rooms, four are for mental health patients and one is a gynecology room. The unit also contains a two-bay trauma room, two-bed triage area, a new and expanded lab, enhancements to diagnostic imaging services, including an additional CT scanner, a medication room and nourishment room. In 2012, the Inova Loudoun Hospital Foundation received a $1.5 million gift from Mike and Teresa Wheeler for the Cornwall Cares Campaign, to name the new emergency department at the Cornwall campus in downtown Leesburg in honor of Teresa’s parents, Richard and Joann Lynch. The Wheelers also challenged the community to contribute gifts up to $500,000—which they would match dollar for dollar. That match has been met successfully. n

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pressure to inflate grades by the school administration may be held up because of a technicality in how the complaints were reported. More than a dozen Loudoun Valley employees filed complaints against administrators at the high school within the past 18 months and learned too late their complaints were not considered formal grievances. The complaints accused Principal Sue Ross of bullying, verbal harassment and pressure to change grades, according to documents obtained from the Loudoun Education Association and Loudoun Valley employees by Leesburg Today. But Stephen DeVita, school division counsel, stated in an email Monday that no “formal grievance has been filed under School Board Policy 7-4, Procedure for Adjusting Grievances, relative to Loudoun Valley High School administrators.” “All this time they thought they had filed a formal grievance,” Turgeon said last week after

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“I just assumed by my sending the email and verbally telling them this is a formal complaint, that it counted. All these people think they filed a formal complaint, and now [Superintendent] Hatrick can say we haven’t gotten any complaints. It’s a joke.” Anne Reid Former Loudoun Valley employee

the school principal. If the issue is not resolved to the satisfaction of the teacher, he or she may present the grievance through a written form “within 15 business days following the event giving rise to the grievance.” If the issue is not resolved to the teacher’s satisfaction after a meeting between the teacher and the principal, the teacher may file a written notice of appeal with the division superintendent. That is followed by a meeting between the teacher and superintendent, where both can

present witnesses and be accompanied by legal counsel. If the issue is still not resolved to the teacher’s satisfaction, he or she may request a decision by the full School Board, and “parties shall produce evidence,” according to the policy. For Loudoun Valley employees who thought they’d filed a formal grievance, the issue that brought rise to some of their initial concerns now is well beyond the 15-day window allowed to file a formal grievance. The policy states if the grievance is “not, without just cause, filed within the specified time, the grievance will be barred.” “If they had filed a formal grievance, they would have gotten this process” with the concerns going to the full board, Turgeon said. “But instead it stopped at the superintendent, until I came with concerns.” Fox and Turgeon told DeVita at last week’s committee meeting that the process to address grievance issues does not align with the policy, and they have not had a formal employee grievance come before the full board in three years. “I’ve been involved in some grievances and I don’t recognize this procedure,” Turgeon said. At that, Fox asked how many formal grievances the school system has received. “It’s got to be a substantial number with almost 10,000 employees.” DeVita said, “we’ve had maybe one in the [four years] I’ve been here” that’s come to the full board for a hearing. “We try to work out compromises,” he said. Kimberly Hough, assistant superintendent of Personnel Services, added that her office tries to resolve complaints before they get to the board. But Anne Reid, a sign language interpreter with the school division, said her and many other current and former Loudoun Valley employees’ complaints have not been resolved. Reid called the complaint process impossible to follow. She filed a complaint against three administrators at Loudoun Valley High School, claiming they bullied and harassed her after she would not sign off on state standardized tests she believed had falsified answers. She first reported the situation to the director of high school instruction, who told her to explain the situation in an email and send it to the assisContinued on Next Page

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contacting some of the Loudoun Valley employees to inform them their complaints were not considered formal grievances by school system senior staff. “They thought they had this due process owed them only to find out it wasn’t a formal complaint. The way the process is now is very confusing for the employees and that’s very troubling.”


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tant superintendent of the Personnel Services Department, who at the time was Margaret Huckaby. She sent the email April 30, 2013. When she called a week later for a status report, she was told she had not followed the proper channels to file a formal complaint. “I just assumed by my sending the email and verbally telling them this is a formal complaint, that it counted,” she said. Commenting on the other employees who have complained about the working concerns at Loudoun Valley, she said, “All these people think they filed a formal complaint, and now [Superintendent] Hatrick can say we haven’t gotten any complaints. It’s a joke.” Reid tried again, and in a letter dated June 21, 2013, Huckaby stated, “the Department of Personnel Services received your formal complaint alleging bullying and harassment.” But Reid said her complaint never came before the full board, with an opportunity for her to present witnesses or evidence, as the formal grievance policy allows. Now almost a year later, DeVita said no “formal grievances” have been filed relative to Loudoun Valley administrators. The operative word is “complaint” versus “grievance.” What Reid and other Loudoun Valley employees who thought they filed formal grievances did wrong has not been made clear.

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ast August, the superintendent’s office hired an attorney to conduct an investigation into the allegations at Loudoun Valley High School, and a second attorney was hired earlier this year to review the initial investigation. The board has not taken a vote on the matter, and no information has been shared with the public by school system senior staff about the status of the investigation. Turgeon said the School Board has met with Superintendent Edgar B. Hatrick every month over the past six months on the issue, and has been told the investigation has been completed. “I know there’s a will on the board as a whole to take further action, but we’ve asked more questions about the process, about what types of actions can be taken moving forward, not just for this situation but when other situations like this come up,” she said. The superintendent’s office is expected to provide more information within the next two weeks, she added. While the complaints from Loudoun Valley teachers and staff were not directly brought up during last week’s Personnel Committee meeting, School Board members asked Hough and DeVita to streamline the policy and come up with some sort of tool to clearly explain the complaint process. “So everybody knows exactly what they need to do if they have a complaint and know what their expectations should be, and they don’t have to be an attorney to figure that out,” Fox said. Hough, who has been with the Loudoun school division for about 18 months, agreed that the complaint process and the policy need to be improved, saying, “We need to hear employees’ feedback.” She told board members the new superintendent, Eric Williams, who begins in July, might also have suggestions on how to improve the policy. The committee voted to first send the grievance policy to the full board to get all of the board members’ input, before bringing it back to committee to work on additional changes. n

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and recommended amendments to the Virginia State Code to provide more options to address such concerns in the future. Following the grand jury report, the all-Republican Board of Supervisors voted to formally censure Delgaudio, strip him of his committee assignments and take control of his office budget. In January, a group of residents acting under the name Sterling Deserves Better filed a recall petition with 686 signatures seeking to have the court remove Delgaudio from office. Stamos, who oversaw the special grand jury, was appointed to the case after the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney Office was recused from the case. Loudoun’s Circuit Court judges also recused themselves, leading the Virginia Supreme Court to appoint Sheridan to preside over the case. In addition to Delgaudio’s deposition by Stamos, Mateer will be deposed by Delgaudio’s defense attorney Charles King. That deposition is set to take place at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, at the Loudoun County courthouse. It is also closed to the public. Former county supervisors Stevens Miller, who is representing Mateer in the matter, expressed concern to Sheridan that his client feels like “she is on her own,” and that efforts will not be made by Stamos to get proof of her accusations against Delgaudio. Partly, Miller told the court, that feeling comes from Stamos’ alleged reluctance to take the case. “Right now, I can’t tell Donna Mateer that either attorney is on her side,” Miller said. He alleged that there are documents that would support Mateer’s claims that have not been sought through subpoena, and that since Mateer is only a witness to the case, he does not have the ability to subpoena them himself. Sheridan said he is welcome to work with Stamos

on how best to subpoena for those documents, and Miller could bring a motion to the court if Stamos refuses. However, it did not appear that would be necessary. “I am happy to have any aid from [Miller] to pursue this matter,” Stamos said, noting she has not had any requests for subpoenas from him, but that she was “all ears” to what Miller had to share with her. Likewise, King even said he would be interested to hear from Miller on what additional documentation could be subpoenaed as evidence. King said that responses to subpoenas he issued on the three leaders of the Sterling Deserves Better group as supporting documentation to their claim did not bring him any new information. “If something out there is relevant, I need to see it,” King said. The case will be back before the court at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 24, for a status hearing. At that time, Sheridan asked the attorneys to be prepared to give information about evidence, witnesses and details for a formal hearing of the case. n

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five-mile long impoundment holding 14 billion gallons of water to be released in time of drought downriver for use by Fairfax County and Washington, DC. The new battle is to save the iron Pratt truss bridge that carries traffic over the creek between Taylorstown and Waterford on Featherbed Lane. A number of community groups— including the TCA, the Catoctin Creek Scenic River Advisory Committee and the Piedmont Environmental Council—are lining up to oppose a new Virginia Department of Transportation proposal to replace it with a two-lane concrete bridge. It was only two months ago that VDOT welcomed suggestions to name the truss bridge in memory of the late John G. Lewis, one of Loudoun’s earliest historians to seek out and identify the county’s historic resources. Lewis also connects the two fights, as he was instrumental in getting the north fork of Catoctin Creek incorporated to the State Scenic River system and in establishing the Taylorstown Historic District and placing it on the national and state Registers of Historic Places as part of the 1974 action.

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a number of cracks in the supporting I-beams previously, but nine new ones have been detected. Higgins said he urged retention of the bridge—the last truss bridge left in the county—at which VDOT representatives first told him they would hold a stakeholders meeting to discuss options, then said the decision had been made to replace it. When Higgins protested he had heard nothing of that decision, he was told that was a premature announcement by “someone who was not in the know,” and a notice for a stakeholders meeting would be sent out. The Catoctin District supervisor said he supports a weight limit, which VDOT reportedly has said will occur, lowered to 3 tons, along with the installation of beams to keep large trucks off the bridge. David Nelson, who is spearheading the fight to preserve the bridge, has sought the assistance of local and state politicians, established webpages and written to VDOT protesting its decision, as have a number of other organizations. The Catoctin Preservation Fund has been set up to gather donations for creek

Pratt iron truss bridge across Catoctin Creek off Loyalty Road on Featherbed Lane. The structure, which VDOT says has a number of cracks, is under threat of being torn down and replaced with a modern concrete bridge.

corridor projects. Reviewing the history of the bridge, Nelson noted there was a village at that location on Featherbed Lane in the mid-18th century called “Loyalty,” after which the present road is named. Calling the bridge “very rare,” Nelson noted it was one of eight to be manufactured by the Variety Iron Works Company and is “the only truss bridge in the county,” as well as the longest trestle bridge in Virginia, at 160 feet. The bridge was built to carry Rt. 7

traffic over Goose Creek, but was moved to its current location in the 1930s. Phil Ehrenkranz, a leader of the dam fight, Sunday offered this advice to those pressing to preserve the bridge: “In grass roots efforts like this one, it is not possible to overreact or act too soon.” “Regular people have the power, needing only the will and determination to exercise it,” he added. n

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The association hopes to be as successful in saving the bridge as it was in blocking the dam 40 years ago. Sunday, members heard an update on the status of the bridge from Supervisor Geary Higgins (R-Catoctin), whose office helped to get the bridge named in Lewis’ honor. Following VDOT’s agreement on that issue, Higgins said he got word the agency wanted to meet with him. “Oh, and by the way, the bridge is not safe. There are a number of cracks,” he was told. Earlier repairs involving the use of galvanized steel have deteriorated and VDOT is faced with trying to stabilize the span or build a new one and destroy the old bridge—the latter an option Higgins said he opposes. Higgins said he was told there had been

he two-year 1974 “David and Goliath” fight against the U.S. and Army Corps and the Fairfax County Water Authority to prevent the dam was waged by a number of canny Taylorstown activists, led by lawyers Phil Ehrenkranz and the late Anna Hedrick. Sunday night, Ehrenkranz gave an overview of how that battle of 40 years ago was won and lessons that can be applied to the present bridge situation. Ehrenkranz ticked off a number of crucial points: garnering support through public opinion; fundraising, a horse show, a house tour and a 10-mile kids’ anti-dam Walk-a-

Thon; obtaining allies, in and out of government—including the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments that passed a resolution opposing the dam—the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce and environmental and preservation groups, including the nearby Waterford Foundation, where that village also was threatened. Both the Loudoun business community’s support and that of MWCOG were huge, Ehrankranz said. At a meeting of the Taylorstown Community Association Sunday night, several of “the kids” of yesterday were on hand to celebrate their march of 40 years ago, cheerfully toting signs saying “don’t dam Loudoun.”

“King” of fundraising Ray Cheronis and his wife Ruth Cheronis were also on hand, reliving the memories of 1974. That support helped the group achieve three goals, Ehrenkranz said: get Catoctin Creek admitted into the Virginia Scenic River System—a task aided by then-State Sen. Charles L. Waddell; establish a historic district and get it listed on the state and national registers; and, most importantly, change the eminent domain law in Virginia, so that the Fairfax County Water Authority’s power of eminent domain was not absolute in the state and the U.S. Army Corps was “put on notice to tread lightly.”

The icing on the cake came in the early 1980s when Dan Scheer of the Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin published a study stating Washington, DC, could have a reliable water supply by interconnecting existing reservoirs. “Game over,” Ehrenkranz said. In 1983, the Army Corps “waved the white flag,” evidently glad to no longer be pestered by the Catoctin Valley Defense Alliance, which the Army Corps reportedly privately called “the buzz saw in Taylorstown,” a role that looks likely to be relished as much today as in 1974. n


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he Town of Lovettsville has added another laurel to its crown for the iconic Walker Pavilion on the Town Green. The structure, by Fuog InterBuild in Purcellville, won the National Frame Building Association’s Best Post Frame construction for 2013. The building was recognized by the NFBA in the Experts Division for Commercial Buildings under 5,000 square feet in size. Fuog InterBuild President John Fuog and Vice President of Operations Tom Miller informed the Town Council of the honor. The pavilion, which was named in honor of retired mayor Elaine Walker, was designed by Fuog Interbuild in partnership with the town, with advice from the Town Parks Committee and the help of architect Clint Good. The multi-functional pavilion was designed to be a focal point of the Town Green, using a simple shape that would blend with the surrounding residential community. The pavilion incorporates German features to reflect the town’s heritage as “The German Settlement.” Care was taken to ensure that all sides of the pavilion were attractive to be sensitive to concerns of residents whose homes face the Town Green. Both town and builder were excited about receiving the national award. “It is a very big deal and we are thrilled to have a centerpiece of our Town be recognized

again,” Mayor Bob Zoldos said in a statement. The mayor also noted the building received a Community Appearance award from the Alliance of Northern Virginia for the quality of its architecture. “This is a huge deal,” Fuog said this week. “We are very proud of this award,” he added, noting in 2011 the firm received the overall national award from the NFBA for a project at St. Bride’s Farm in Delaplane. Fuog said the partnership with the town was fulfilling, noting its contributions were very creative. “We all worked together,” he said.

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loud and clear and now I just have to deliver what I told them.” Fraser lives with his wife Angela and children Darius, Naomi and Jeremy in the Locust Grove neighborhood. Melton, a quiet but popular member of council, said of his loss, “I was honored and humble to have served the citizens of Purcellville for the last four years.” Melton congratulated all those who vied for political office, including the mayor-elect, for their hard-won victories. “We all must move forward for the betterment of the community that we call home,” he said. There had been some unpleasant things said and signs erected against Melton, but he said “negatives were not the right thing for Purcellville, so we didn’t do it.” On the changing of the guard, Lazaro said, “I congratulate winners and the others, Keith and Jim, for putting themselves out there. The election is over and the town staff will be reaching out to make a smooth transition.”

liked the new businesses that have been coming in,” he said. But Fraser had a strong supporter in a longtime town community activist. “We need a change,” Reginald Simms said, adding, “I’m not saying he’ll be able to do everything, but I think he’ll listen to all sides of an issue. You’ve got to give a little and learn how to compromise, and I think he’ll do that.” During the campaign, Melton, whose council term Leesburg Today/Danielle Nadler expires June 30, touted his Keith Melton greets a voter in front of Emerick Elementary School experience as an asset in the Tuesday. He lost in the Purcellville mayoral race to Kwasi Fraser. race, experience and knowledge that would be needed As votes rose through the day, supporters to guide the town as, whomever won among the of each mayoral candidate spoke their minds. four council candidates, the new governmental Stephen Schoenfield said he favored Melton’s body would have three new members. balanced approach. “I like that he wants low But Fraser’s outgoing personality and the taxes but also wants to plan for growth. I’ve

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Mayor Scott Ramsey, who ran unopposed for a third two-year term, was returned to office with 43 votes. Running successfully for a repeat term on council were incumbents Janet Heston, 42 votes; Frederick Lyne, 36 votes; and Christopher Prack, 27 votes—the latter two as write-in candidates. The race produced the smallest voter tally of the day—a total of 47 out of 422 registered voters, an 11.08 percent turnout. There was little activity at the Round Hill Center polling booth all day, with one election officer quipping that the ballot-reading machines all functioned perfectly, because “They haven’t been used enough.”

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“fresh approach” he promised to bring to town government won approval from voters. Despite the achievements over the past decade of Lazaro’s leadership—environmental awards and conservation easements, particularly of the 1,300-acre town reservoir, restoration and preservation of the town’s historic resources, keeping town property taxes either equalized or lowered over the past seven years and obtaining a Triple-A bond rating—the call for change won support. Melton was dubbed “Lazaro’s rubber stamp,” and voters’ evidently heeded Fraser’s calls for more transparency, open government, possible privatization or sale of the town’s Basham Simms Wastewater Treatment Plant and reduction or elimination of the town’s 5-cent meals tax. Overall, the 1,381who voted Tuesday out of a possible 5,076 registered, handily beat the 2012 total of 867 and was only topped by the 2008 tally of 1,400. The town registered 27.21 percent voter participation.

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Voting at the Middleburg Town Office featured an uncontested race for Mayor Betsy Allen Davis, who won with 85 votes. There were six candidates, including two write-ins, for four council seats—Kevin Hazard was the top votegetter with 71, while Vice Mayor Darlene Kirk and council members Mark Snyder tied with 61 votes and write-in candidate Erik Scheps came in fourth with 47 votes. Write-in candidate Tom Dionne came in fifth with 32 votes. The town has 559 registered voters, of whom 99 cast votes, a 17.71 percent turnout.

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Voters returned Mayor Bob Zoldos for an unopposed third term with 180 votes. In the council race, where three seats were up, incumbents Tiffaney Carder and Kim Allar won reelection with votes of 135 and 120, respectively. Planning Commissioner Jennifer Jones also gained a seat, tying Carder with 135 votes. Jason Bickmore came fourth, with a vote of 108. Out of 1,287 registered voters, 195—15.15 percent— cast votes, making it the second highest turnout among the five towns Tuesday.

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Early on, the scene at Hamilton Baptist Church was almost deserted, with uncontested mayoral candidate Dave Simpson being the only candidate to be seen. Simpson, an incumbent councilman, garnered 78 votes and will replace outgoing Mayor Greg Wilmoth July 1 for a four-year term. The traditionally laid-back town featured only one council candidate on the ballot—longtime Councilman Mike Snyder, who comfortably won re-election with 65 votes. Unofficial tallies for write-in candidates vying for two other council seats had incumbent Dimitri Kesari and former Councilman Craig Green tied with 22 votes. Steve Gaitten was listed fourth with 21 votes. There are 421 registered voters in town, of whom 83 cast votes, 19.71 percent turnout. n Danielle Nadler and Vicky Moon contributed to this report.


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2,500 people attended the two-day event, so the troop decided to make it an annual fundraiser. And as of Saturday, the second Scouting for Bricks was on pace to break last year’s record. “We’ve gotten a lot of traffic,” Karl Eager, assistant scout master for Troop #39, said as the first day came to a close. Noah Gleason and Kenny Reynolds, Boy

Scouts who helped organize last weekend’s event, said they felt some pressure to make this year’s Scouting for Bricks as successful as last year’s. “We wanted to make sure it went just as well, but I think it has,” Noah said. Almost every corner of Heritage High School in Leesburg had some sort of LEGO structure on display. And in the school’s caf-

eteria, LEGO fans young and old were busy designing and building structures of their own. Troop #39 plans to host a third annual Scouting for Bricks next year, which Eager said those who attended last weekend’s event sounded excited about. “I did exit interviews, and asked would you come back next year? They say, ‘absolutely.’ That’s a great sign.” n

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dnadler@leesburgtoday.com ome immigrant students who were brought to the country as children can qualify for in-state tuition to Virginia colleges and universities, Attorney General Mark Herring (D) announced last

week. In a letter sent to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia, the presidents of Virginia’s colleges and universities, and the chancellor of the Virginia Community College system, Herring advised that, under current state law, Virginia students who are lawfully present in the United States under the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program qualify for in-state tuition, provided they meet Virginia’s domicile requirements. Herring concluded that state law allows these students, often called “DREAMers,”—in reference to the portion of the population who would be helped by the federal Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act first proposed in 2001, but never adopted—to qualify

for in-state tuition rates, which are often more than half the cost of out of state tuition. Many of these students “might be the valedictorian or salutatorian of their high school, but because they were brought here as children many years ago, an affordable education remains out of their reach,” Herring said in a prepared statement. “Instead of punishing and placing limits on these smart, talented, hard-working young people, Virginia should extend them an opportunity for an affordable education. It’s what the law requires, it makes economic sense for Virginia, and it’s the right thing to do.” To qualify for in-state tuition, these students will have to satisfy several requirements, including being approved for DACA status and gaining admission into a Virginia college or university. As of December 2013, about 8,100 young people in Virginia have had their DACA applications approved. Herring’s announcement gained mixed reviews from Republicans, with House Speaker William Howell (R-28) and others calling it another move by Herring to ignore the laws

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ter School to Banneker Elementary. Last week, the board heard the full recommendation for the attendance boundary change from Sam Adamo, executive director of Planning and Legislative Services. Middleburg Elementary will close at the end of this school year and reopen in August as

“It’s what the law requires, it makes economic sense for Virginia, and it’s the right thing to do.” Mark Herring (D) Virginia Attorney General

put in place by the General Assembly. Herring thrust Virginia into the national spotlight less than two weeks after he was sworn in when he announced he would not defend the commonwealth’s ban on same sex marriage. “We are deeply concerned by the Attorney General’s actions today and what appears to be a continued willingness to ignore and circumvent the duly-adopted laws of the Commonwealth,” Howell said of Herring’s action on in-state tuition. But Del. Tom Rust (R-87), who chairs the House Higher Education Subcommittee, is one of the few state Republicans to endorse Herring’s take on in-state tuition. The longtime delegate carried legislation in the past two a public charter school, which will operate as a “school of choice” for any Loudoun elementary student. Adamo’s office is recommending that elementary students who live in the Middleburg area be reassigned to Banneker Elementary, unless they choose to attend the new charter school. “The reason for that includes continuity for Middleburg students,” he told board members during a meeting and public hearing on

General Assembly sessions aimed at allowing immigrant students who entered the country as children to qualify for in-state tuition. Both the bills, HB1525 in 2013 and HB747 this year, did not make it out of the House Appropriations Committee. “Most of these young people have been raised in Virginia, attend Virginia schools, and only know Virginia as their home,” Rust said in an email sent to his constituents. “They deserve the opportunity to participate in our world class institutions of public higher education and realize their ambitions, just like my children and grandchildren were able to do.” n

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until he was at Valley that “I really understood what it took to go to the next level,” both academically and in sports: “I grew up a bit.” His mother died when Grayson was 8, so it was “just my dad and me” until he was about 16. “I’m like my dad; I’m really smiling most of the time,” he said, a statement echoed by school counselors who cite his “great school spirit” and ability to be a good role model. An outside linebacker, Grayson is looking forward to showing his new coaches he’s strong enough mentally and physically to compete to be a starter at West Virginia Wesleyan. —Margaret Morton

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ome August, Loudoun Valley High School senior Brandon Grayson will leave his home in St. Louis, northwest of Middleburg, to attend West Virginia Wesleyan, a small liberal arts college about 45 minutes south of Morgantown, WV. Grayson hopes to pursue twin interests— business studies and football. “I hope to find a good education, good pathways for my future, start a family and get a good job in business, probably business management,” he said. He’s following in his mother’s footsteps; she majored in business with a minor in economics. He’s also played sports his whole life—first, baseball, then football starting in his sophomore year. When college football coaches came calling last December, “I got interested and went to visit in January. I liked the campus and the people, the coaches were friendly, so I committed two weeks afterward,” Grayson said. Grayson has run the gamut of Loudoun schools—Banneker ES, Blue Ridge MS, Harmony Intermediate and Loudoun Valley. And he’s had pals to hang out with all through his education, beginning at Banneker, “where everyone, students, teachers and parents knew everyone.” He continued hanging out with pals at Blue Ridge and Harmony and it was not

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school fosters creative thought,” he said. “People are different here in the sense that they are more open minded to new ideas and to discussion.” Beltoja credits his life experiences and religious beliefs as motivations for him to succeed. “The fact that I came from a relatively poor country…I kind of want to be a model for others to see,” he said. “I’m a devoted Christian so I study hard and work hard and try to be a role model for other Christians.” While he’s not yet set on Brown, he undoubtedly plans to study neurology and biology in college and looks forward to a career in medicine, conducting both neurological research and surgery. The message he leaves for younger kids is to never give up hope, no matter how hard the situation is: “Once all the difficulty is gone you will not regret your choice of not quitting your dreams and what you really enjoy doing in life.” — April Grant

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ess than three years after winning a Green Card Lottery, bringing him and members of his family to the United States, Albanian-born Marjo Beltoja has received top grades at Stone Bridge High School and scored a full ride to the Ivy League’s Brown University in Rhode Island. The 18-year-old took as many AP courses as his schedule allowed for the past two years and, before his senioritis kicked in, studied more than six hours a night. That hard work helped him earn a 4.6 GPA and a score of 2100 on the SAT. He’s been co-captain of the varsity swim team, and member of the Math Honors Society, National Honors Society and the debate team. He also volunteered at Inova Loudoun Hospital, and worked as a school tutor. Despite knowing English, adjusting to a new country was difficult for Beltoja, who described education in the “old country” as mechanical and focused on memorization. “The most notable difference here is that

because everything I’ve been through in my life. I think for a lot of teenagers it hasn’t clicked for them that they’re not the center of the universe.” Her mother died of cancer when she was 10 years old; a tragedy that got Moore thinking early on about going into the medical field. She remembers walking into the hospital the day her mother passed away. “Hospitals are just not fun places to be,” she said, “but I think it’s the nurses who can have a big impact on families in situations like that. I want to be there to help others.” After graduation, Moore is headed to Penn State on a ROTC scholarship to study nursing. — Danielle Nadler

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ailey Moore will tell you, she takes everything to the nth degree. As photo editor of The Falcon Flyer she does more than snap photos—she operates her own photo website that’s frequented by Briar Woods students. In her role as National Honor Society president she’s organized a 25-person Relay for Life team. She’s a key player on the Falcons lacrosse team, and has helped quadruple the size of the school’s Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the organization’s leader. And, when she was named the executive secretary of the Student Council Association, she challenged her fellow student council members to make the most of the opportunity they’ve been given. “Instead of just holding meetings once a month, I wanted it to be more meaningful. So I asked, how can we affect our community?” As part of the third annual Battle for a Better Cause—which turns the football game between cross-town-rivals Briar Woods and Broad Run into an event to benefit a good cause—Moore did her part to raise awareness of childhood cancer. In memory of 13-year-old Gavin Rupp, who lost his battle with cancer last summer, fans who attended the game were invited to sign post cards advocating more federal funding for childhood cancer research. The post cards were delivered to the U.S. Capitol, along with letters to Virginia congressmen written by Moore. “I wanted the community to see that teenagers actually care about other people,” she said, admitting she takes almost everything more seriously than most 17-year-olds. “I think it’s

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Gloria Craun Elgin and Elizabeth Smith will be honored at a retirement celebration at Banneker Elementary School Thursday, May 29. Gloria has served as the administrative assistant at Banneker for the past 30 years. Prior to that she was the first secretary at Notre Dame Academy (now Middleburg Academy) serving from 1968-1978 and again in 1981. Elizabeth Smith has taught at Banneker Elementary School for the past 21 years. She was an itinerant resource teacher for Banneker, Middleburg and Aldie elementary schools before teaching second, third and fourth grades at Banneker. Previous educational experience was in the states of Texas, Arkansas, California, Missouri and the Department of Defense Schools in Germany. For more information, call Banneker Elementary School at 540-751-2480.

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n a cool Monday morning, three of the four employees on the Rock Ridge High School payroll trudged through the muddy construction site of the future Ashburn school for their weekly visit. Principal John Duellman, Director of Guidance Kevin Terry and Athletic Director Patrick McNanley wore hats and hefty boots along with ties and slacks—with McNanley sporting a pullover with the school’s colors—as they took note of the progress made on the 282,064-square-foot school since their last visit. “Look how good that looks,” McNanley said as workers balanced on scaffolding

wrapped the concession stand in brick. “That’s coming along,” Terry said of the stadium, where a loader spread gravel in preparation for the installation of a synthetic turf field. The campus looks as busy as it will when it opens to more than 700 students this fall, with construction workers and equipment occupying almost every corner of the property. “This is an extremely busy construction site,” Duellman said, as excavators, graders and other vehicles, took their turns passing through makeshift crossways. “More than most sites.” Construction crews, under the umbrella of contractor Hess Construction & Engineering, are working long days and weekends to

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catch up after the unusually cold and snowy winter and wet early spring. At one point last month, Duellman was nervous the 282,064-square-foot school building would not be ready for the first day of school Sept. 2. The school’s 15-month construction timeline was tight anyway; most Loudoun high schools are built in about 18 months. “I had some butterflies when I came out a few weeks ago,” he said. “But seeing how much progress they made I’m not anymore. We will open on time.” Loudoun County Public Schools Director of Construction Raymond Meeker echoed that confidence. “We always work the hours necessary to open on time,” he said, noting that Loudoun County has plenty of experience in building schools, opening more than 30 schools since 2000, and three this year alone. “We do not miss openings.” Now Duellman’s focus is on the people who will make up the county’s newest high school. The two assistant principals have been named, Dawn Dickerson from Freedom High School and Mike Fitzgerald from Broad Run High School, and so have the athletic trainer, Nicole McDonald and band director, Justin Ratcliff, among others. Within the next four weeks, about 70 teachers will either be hired or brought on from other Loudoun schools.

Nine Brambleton parents filed a joint lawsuit against the Loudoun County School Board following the change in attendance zone boundaries that reassigned their children from Briar Woods to Rock Ridge. The hearing is scheduled for June 23. But Duellman said, as the school has started to take shape, students and parents sound upbeat about welcoming the new school. “As soon as we asked students to communicate what they want to see in the school, everyone calmed down and wanted to be a part of it.” The students will be invited to take a tour of their new school Aug. 26. Students will get to meet their teachers and classmates, walk through their course schedule and attend the first home game, when the Phoenix volleyball team hosts Stonewall Jackson High School. “It will kind of be our practice day in school,” Terry said. “We’re hoping to have everybody run through their classes, hang around for a picnic and then go to the volleyball game.” Follow updates on Rock Ridge High School at www.lcps.org/rockridge. n

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Duellman said he’s looking for teachers who are “all about the kids.” When he sits down with a prospective Rock Ridge teacher, he wants to hear about their passion for students. “I want to know how are they going to connect and click with students,” he said, and he wants teachers who make every student feel like they are a vital part of the school. That’s the message he and his team—a very small team for now—have been trying to get out to the future Rock Ridge students. Duellman, Terry and McNanley have held several formal and informal meetings at the four schools most of the Rock Ridge students attend now. They’ve asked students for their input on everything from the school’s mascot and school colors—students chose a Phoenix and cardinal and slate—to what the team uniforms should look like. “We want them to know, there’s this great opportunity ahead of them to help shape a school,” Duellman said. As is the case with almost every new high school that opens in Loudoun, there is some early resistance from students, and often their parents, to the idea of leaving familiar surroundings, and Rock Ridge was no different.

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ith the arrival of Metrorail service into Reston imminent—and extension to Loudoun moving ahead— more than 450 people climbed onto buses last Thursday to get a tour of commercial real estate in eastern Loudoun and Fairfax counties. The NAIOP “Outside the Beltway” bus tour gave representatives of developers, land use attorneys, commercial and industrial real estate brokers, architects, and many other industry professionals—including about a dozen who came from outside the Washington, DC, region—a chance to get an up-close look at Northern Virginia’s commercial real estate market. As many people on the bus commented throughout the day, “If you want to know what is going on in the market in Northern Virginia, this is the thing you need to do.” NAIOP is a commercial real estate development association that’s chaired by Mark Hassinger of Loudoun’s WestDulles Properties. The day kicked off with a trade show attended by an additional 200 people at One Loudoun in Ashburn. Throughout the morning attendees visited information booths for Northern Virginia developments and companies and learn about their projects and offerings. Hosted in one of One Loudoun’s officeover-retail building, the event also gave Miller & Smith a chance to show off the happenings at its flourishing mixed-use center. That included a surprise announcement from “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” Bryan Voltaggio that he will open his first Virginia restaurant at One Loudoun. Family Meal, which already has a location in Frederick, MD, will open later this summer, Voltaggio told the crowd to loud applause. Voltaggio is a Frederick-based chef, who is the co-owner and executive chef of four restaurants, including VOLT, Lunchbox and RANGE. The bus tour started from One Loudoun,

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• Northern Virginia’s position at a key intersection on the information superhighway has given rise to scores of data centers and other Big Data components and services. But what does that mean to you? During a half-day program Friday, May 9, at the NTSB Training Center, representatives of the Northern Virginia Technology Council, The George Washington University and Attain will release a research report conducted by Chmura Economics & Analytics highlighting the depth and breadth of Big Data experience, expertise and assets in the region. The event also

traveling through Ashburn, including Loudoun Station in the morning before heading into Fairfax County. In the afternoon, the buses returned to Loudoun with a tour of properties along Rt. 28 and Rt. 7. Participants also got a look at the development happening in Fairfax County, particularly along the route of the Silver Line, which is expected to start running this summer. To be included on the tour, properties had to have at least 40,000 square feet of available or approved space, according to Eric Dobson, NAIOP’s director of government relations and communications. “This is really the best way to get all the information you need in one day,” he said. “The goal is to educate people about what is going on in the market.” To help in that education, captains on each of the buses walked participants through the lengthy guidebook NAIOP published with information about each property. The tour included history of the properties—some had been built in the 2007-2009 timeframe just before the real estate bust—and even some inside information on potential anchor tenants. The captains focused on some of the demands in the market right now, like the need for amenities serving company employees such as outdoor space or fitness facilities, as well as overall market trends. For example, the commercial market has a negative absorption rate right now of about 3 million square feet, impacted greatly by the movement of government agencies from leased space into government-owned buildings in the area. Participants also received a lot of statistics about how much visibility and traffic certain sites would get—giving them insight into the kind of exposure a company might receive if it locates in a specific building. For example, the Dulles Toll Road has been between 110,000 and 120,000 car trips in an average day, but Rt. 28 is not far behind with about 80,000 car trips. For Loudoun, this year’s bus tour provided an opportunity to show what the county is doing to meet the arrival of Metro in a few

will feature two panels of technology industry and academic leaders who will discuss the challenges and opportunities for Big Data technology, applications and analysis, and will explore efforts to grow the talent pool to power the region’s Big Data-related businesses. The program is designed to provide regional business, academic and policy leaders with tools to leverage the region’s Big Data assets, guide the development of our data analytics workforce, and contribute to the growth and competitiveness of our region. The cost is $65 for members and $95 for non-members. Because of security measures at the event location, all attendees must be U.S. citizens. The NTSB Train-

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Reston Station, being developed by Comstock, which also is developing Loudoun Station, was one of the many stops on the NAIOP bus tour last Thursday.

years. “The bus tour is an opportunity to show site selectors and potential clients that Loudoun not only has an existing product inventory to meet their needs, but we also have greenfield opportunities along the Silver Line metro rail route—that’s something no other Northern Virginia jurisdiction has,” County Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) said. And just before the participants boarded the buses, Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Shawn Williams (R-Broad Run) reiterated that message, and made it clear “Loudoun is open for business.” “We have been working on improving

ing Center is located at 45065 Riverside Parkway on the GW Virginia Science and Technology Campus. For more information, go to www.nvtc. org. • NOVA Medical Group founder and CEO Dr. Grace Keenan will share her experiences about using farm-to-table nutrition to help increase employee focus and availability, reduce health costs and reduce environmental impact, all the while supporting strong customer service and strong financial results during a May 15 program at The George Washington University Science & Technology Campus in Ashburn. A panel

our roads and on economic development,” Williams said. “We really have a sales guy in [Economic Development Director] Buddy Rizer and he is getting it done for us.” Loudoun, Williams noted, added 1.6 million square feet of commercial development and 5,000 jobs last year, and supervisors have been working to improve its review processes to make it easier for businesses to establish in Loudoun. “And we want to partner with you,” Williams told the audience. “You are on the front lines. You’re talking to the businesses…you’re the liaison. We want to make sure you are successful and we are a part of that.” n

of experts will discuss the topic. Dr. Keenan, registered dietitian and top nutrition blogger Nicole Holovak and Great Country Farms owner Kate Zurschmeide will provide their perspectives on an innovative business case for embracing farm-to-table that goes beyond shopping at farm markets and ordering locally-grown food at restaurants. The free program runs 8:30-10:30 a.m. For more information and to register, go to loudounchamber.org or call 703-777-2176. • The Purcellville Business Association will celebrate Small Business Week May 12-16 with a “Lunch & Learn” event with social media


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• In celebration of Small Business Week, the Loudoun Small Business Development Center plans two free day-long events. The first will be Tuesday, May 13, with four seminars and, between them, Q&A, networking and light refreshments. It will be held at the Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE in Leesburg. Presenters will be professionals within each seminar’s field: Legal and IP Issues (9:30-10:30 a.m.); Tax Compliance at the State and Local Levels, including representatives from the Town of Leesburg and Loudoun County governments (11 a.m.-noon.); Business Loans, with a panel of bankers (1:30-2:30 p.m.); and Marketing (3-4 p.m.). The second event will be Thursday, May 15, also at the Mason Enterprise Center. Presenters and attendees will explore business-helpful websites in: Leveraging Census.Gov for Success, a webinar by Ally Burleson-Gibson of the U.S. Census Bureau (10:30-11:30 a.m.); Best of the Best Free Online Resources, Part 1 (noon-1 p.m.); Best of the Best Free Online Resources, Part 2 (1:30-2:30 p.m.); and Leveraging LinkedIn to Build Your Business by Jen Dalton, Founder of BrandMirror, (3-4 p.m.). Online registration for the free events is strongly encouraged: LoudounSBDC.eventbrite.com. Those registering at the door are not guaranteed seating. n

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expert Laura Poindexter May 13. Poindexter is a noted speaker on electronic marketing and social media strategies. She will share thoughts on 10 cost-effective or free strategies to build new customers through social media (Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and YouTube). Since 2000, Poindexter’s company Queenb Creative has managed clients’ online presence, maximized their social media and electronic marketing to help their bottom line and enhance audience engagement. In 2012, she was named Constant Contact’s first Authorized Local Expert in Northern Virginia, enabling her to bring a variety of free best practices seminars on email marketing and social media to business groups and corporations. PBA members will receive a free copy of Poindexter’s e-book, “6 Ways to Build Your Email List Through Facebook.” The lunch will be held from noon through 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Loudoun Golf & Country Club in Purcellville. Cost is $17 for members and their guests; $22 for non-members. To attend, go to www.purcellvillebusiness.org, click on upcoming events and register and pay using PayPal.

tion of the Northern Virginia Real Estate Network. The newly franchised brokerage now will do business as Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LifeStyles under the continued leadership of broker/owner Azmi Alkurd. The brokerage is located at 46179 Westlake Dr. Suite 200 in Potomac Falls. “Our company has successfully integrated technological platforms to best provide superior service in a rapidly evolving market,” Alkurd said in a statement. “Aligning with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate injects our brokerage with proven brand name recognition, along with the marketing and technology support needed to enhance our infrastructure and help take our business to the next level.” A grand opening ceremony is planned for 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 13. For more information, go to www.BHGRELifeStyles.com.

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seeing her son squatting down, sticking out his glove and waiting for the on-coming ball. Jamie’s connection to baseball is relegated to moments like this, being a fan behind the fence at home games, sitting in her customary folding chair along the third-base line shooting video with her phone. But there’s no other place she wants to be. “I don’t care if I look sick or if there are tubes coming out of me,” Jamie said. “I love seeing my son play baseball. It brings me joy.”

ne ground ball. Then another. Each throw harder than the last. Jamie Quiceno never lightened up. If her son Eli was going to play catcher, he needed to know what the position required. Over and over with unrelenting 110degree temperatures sapping their strength, the two spent an hour in the front yard of their California home each afternoon, Jamie teaching the finer points of a position she played in Little League, Eli absorbing every blow and never backing off. Being in charge behind home base. Digging the ball out of the dirt. Blocking a runner trying to score from third. Angling the glove just right to receive a fast-moving ball with its cuts and dives. Jamie loved it all. And Jamie wanted her oldest Courtesy Photo child to inhale the power behind the Above, Stone Bridge sophomore Eli Quiceno, left, was introduced to baseball and playing plate as well. Eli was only 5 when catcher by his mother Jamie. Jamie first introduced him to catching, but he was instantly hooked. It didn’t matter how intense the workouts got, he wanted more. Realizing how determined Eli was to develop his game, Jamie and her husband Henry soon found more experienced hands to tutor him. A former coach in the Boston Red Sox organization was the first, Leesburg Today/Bill Kamenjar followed by travel team and high Eli Quiceno catches for Stone Bridge star pitcher JB Bukauskas school coaches like Ken Bukauskas during a recent game. and Sam Plank. They contributed in so many ways as Eli became a composed, confident and mature catcher who now shocks outsiders when LOVE OF THE GAME they watch him easily handle Stone Bridge’s star One time in between innings during a pitcher, senior JB Bukauskas. Bukauskas’ fastball travel-team game, an umpire asked Ken BukausLeesburg Today/David Fawcett has been clocked at 100 miles per hour this kas about the woman who was standing behind Jamie Quiceno takes in a recent home game from her customary spot along season and he is a projected first-round pick in the backstop commenting on Eli. Ken told him the third-base line. it was the catcher’s mom. next month’s Major League Baseball draft. “That makes sense,” the umpire told Ken. Pro scouts and college coaches find it hard “She’s spot on.” to believe Eli is only a high school sophomore. cally the only girl on her Little League teams. said. They never did. But Jamie, of course, knows better. She also Jamie Quiceno knows her baseball. As She continued to play baseball until she was In a sign of solidarity, Jamie’s teammates all knows all of the challenges the family has faced long as she can remember, she has been passion- in high school in the early 1990s when she wore red bandanas the day of the game so the since Eli began playing baseball. Three moves to ate about the sport and in particular catching. switched over to softball. opposing players never learned her identity. A native of Glendora, CA, located 23 miles three different states within five months after a Jamie said she would have liked the oppor- But if they had fingered her, Jamie would downturn in the economy cost Henry his job as from Los Angeles, Jamie grew up seeing her tunity to play prep baseball, but at that time it not have backed down. older brother play baseball and idolizing Mike was typically “not something girls” did. a plumber and the family their house. “I was tough and mean,” Jamie said. They’ve also dealt with Jamie’s physical Piazza, a 12-time all-star catcher who began his The move to softball, though, did not struggles following the removal of her gall major league career with the Dodgers. hamper her fiery nature. It only enhanced her MOVING TO VIRGINIA bladder, a bout with thyroid cancer and her Jamie preferred calling the shots from reputation, especially one time when an oppo- After losing their home, the Quicenos continued battle with Crohn’s disease over the behind the plate. It fit her personality. nent for an upcoming game asked around, moved to Texas to live with Jamie’s parents for “I’m a strong-minded person, and I trying to get the name of the girl with the red four months while Henry looked for work. past three years. Jamie doesn’t complain, choosing instead wanted to run the team,” Jamie said. bandana. Jamie, who wore the bandana to keep Henry thought he had something lined up in to counter the difficulties by pointing out bright Jamie started competing in base- the hair out of her eyes, was being targeted. Chicago, but that fell through. spots in her life like the one right before her, ball as a little girl in T-ball and was typi- Continued on Next Page The word was, “We have to get her,” Jamie


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It takes a lot to hold Eli out of a game. While playing shortstop once in a Little League game, a ball hit him in the face and knocked him out for a few minutes. He then got back up, spit out some blood and went back to work. Another time, he got hit in the mouth by a pitch that left a scar on the right side of his lip. Last week against Broad Run, a foul tip bounced off the dirt and into his groin, leaving him gasping for air. He was down on the field for a good five minutes before being carried off to the side to fully recover. Then there’s his hand that is always numb and swollen after catching for JB. The feeling in his hand returns in an hour, but the swelling takes longer to go down. Eli knows situations like that go with the game, and he deals with them in a business-asusual approach. That’s how he was raised. Plus, he knows it’s nothing compared to what his mom has been through. “She makes me want to work harder,” Eli said. He’s a quiet kid, who lets his actions speak for themselves. But Eli is always aware of his surroundings. Nothing escapes his attention. All those ground balls being fielded years ago in the family’s front yard prepared him to stay alert and never take the game for granted. What started as his mother’s passion now belongs to him as well. The result is an unbreakable bond that exists between them without either having to say a word when he plays. It’s understood. “It’s the best part of her day,” Eli said. His too. n

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Then Jamie’s aunt, who was living in Sterling at the time, told Jamie she could get Henry a job working at Trader Joe’s. In need of medical insurance for Jamie, Henry took the job, and the family moved to Virginia in April 2011. But before leaving Texas, they researched travel-league baseball teams in Loudoun County. The top-ranked one belonged to Ken Bukauskas. Henry called Ken and asked if Eli could try out for the Loudoun South Eagles. Ken agreed and within a week after the family arrived in Virginia, Eli did a private workout. Ken immediately saw Eli’s ability. “It didn’t take a second to see the talent Eli has,” Ken said. The only issue was money. At the time, it cost $1,800 annually to play for the organization. It was money the Quicenos didn’t have. Their budget was tight to begin with and they now lived in what ranks as the richest county in the country with a median household income of nearly $119,000. Aware of the family’s financial plight, Ken did the only thing that seemed right. He waived the fees. Laying down a bunt. Executing a double steal. Maintaining a proper batting stance. All are important aspects in learning the game of baseball. But to Ken and Sam Plank, who have mentored Eli on the travel team and high school level, there was something more important than money. People had to come first. “We wanted to do this. It was an easy thing to do for a beautiful family like they are,” Ken said. “Some of us haven’t had to deal with what they have had to deal with. But knowing what athletics have done for Eli and his family, I’m not sure how Sam and I could look at ourselves if we said, ‘It’s just about pay-to-play.’” The coaches help out in other ways. Plank, who is Stone Bridge’s head baseball coach and Eli’s one-time travel team coach, and his girlfriend provided seven days worth of groceries to the family while Jamie was in the hospital at the

beginning of January. “There’s so much love in that family,” Plank said. “There’s a lesson for all of us there. In tough times, where they could fall apart and then you see so much love, you want to help people like that.”

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raditional music festivals celebrating genres like bluegrass and Americana are proliferating across the country. Locally, the coming weeks are particularly rich for traditional music fans. The Loudoun Bluegrass Festival marks its fifth year near Leesburg this weekend. And next month, the organizers of the popular Watermelon Park Fest are putting together a new festival, River and Roots, in the same Clarke County location. A number of top-notch traditional musicians call Loudoun home or have roots in the county. And for the organizers of both upcoming festivals, bringing community together and engaging musicians and non-musicians alike are key. The Loudoun Bluegrass Festival was launched in 2010 as a fundraiser for the Rotary

Club of Dulles International Airport, which uses proceeds to fund college scholarships for area students and to support the Cops For Kids pro-

gram and other charities. “They wanted to have a really fun, communityinvolved fundraiser for their programs,” said local musician Tara Linhardt, who has organized

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tudents from Stone Hill Middle School and Briar Woods High School are organizing the TKO Melanoma 5K Run/Walk Saturday, May 10, to benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation. The race takes place at 8 a.m. at Creighton’s Corner Elementary in Ashburn. Race day registrations are being accepted starting at 6:30 a.m. Cost is $35. For information, go to www.tkomelanoma.com. Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) is holding a non-competitive 5K walk Saturday, May 17, at Dominion High School in Sterling. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk begins at 10 a.m. The event features live music, prizes and a silent auction. Register at www.walklikemad.org. Broad Run High School is hosting its

first ever 5K Color Run on Saturday, May 17. The event benefits numerous organizations including Smashing Walnuts, Wounded Warriors and others. The race starts at Broad Run High School at 9 a.m. Go to tinyurl.com/ broadruncolor5k for more information and registration. Those hoping to make Great Strides in Cystic Fibrosis research will again gather at Loudoun County High School Sunday, May 18, for a stroll up the W&OD Trial and back. This year organizers hope to raise more than $80,000. Go to http://fightcf.cff.org to register. Runners, walkers and volunteers are needed for the DryHome Loudoun Lyme 5K/1K Sunday, May 18. The race starts at 8 a.m. and registration begins at 6 a.m. at Brambleton Town Center in Ashburn. Cost is $30 for adults ($35 after May 13) and $20 for youth 17 and under. The race benefits the National Capital Lyme Disease Association. The sponsors also will have an information fair with booths from local businesses, the

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medical community and children’s activities. Go to www.loudounlyme.org for more information and to register. One Loudoun is hosting a Salute to Our Troops Race and Walk Monday, May 26, (Memorial Day). The event features a 5K (8 a.m.), 10 K (8:10 a.m.) and 1K fun run (9:30 a.m.). The course starts at Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Beneficiaries include the Wounded Warrior Project and Operation Renewed Hope. Information and registration is available at www.ringinginhope.com. The fourth annual Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon sponsored by Visit Loudoun and Newton Running, takes place at Doukenie Winery near Hillsboro May 31. The post-race Wine and Music Festival features live music and local food vendors. This year’s race benefits Special Olympics, Girls on the Run and other organizations. Go to www. run4virginiawine.com for information and registration. n

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oudoun midwife Wendy Dotson will speak at the Goose Creek Friends meeting in Lincoln about her work with the nonprofit Midwives for Haiti at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, May 18. Haiti has the highest rate of pregnancyand birth-related deaths in the western hemisphere. Midwives for Haiti brings in volunteer doctors, nurses and midwives who help teach and support a training program for skilled birth attendants. Dotson, a certified nurse midwife with Loudoun Community Midwives, has been involved with the nonprofit since 2009 and usually travels there twice a year. She blogs about her experiences at www.haitibabies.blogspot. com. Dotson will provide an update of her ongoing work with stories and videos of her time in Haiti. The Goose Creek Friends meeting is located at 18204 Lincoln Road in Lincoln. The event is free and open to the public. For information call 540-822-5607. n


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8 p.m., Alamo Drafthouse, 20575 Easthampton Plaza, Ashburn. Contact: www. walkerperformingarts.com Leesburg-based Theaterpalooza presents a show about the trials, joys and tribulations of being an almost teen as it follows main character Kelly through her last year of middle school.

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stories of creation and Noah and the flood with music and lyrics by acclaimed songwriter Stephen Schwartz. Advance tickets are $14 for adults and $11 for children.

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Beatles And Stones Dance Party See listing this page

Friday, May 9

2-4 p.m., George C. Marshall International Center, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-1301 or events@georgecmarshall.org The Marshall Center launches its 2014 Katherine Marshall Tea Series with a presentation from historian Mary Fishback on the history of Leesburg. Cost is $25 per person. Advance registration and payment are required.

7 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. performance begins, Notaviva Vineyards, 13274 Sagle Road, Purcellville. Contact: www.stagecoachtc.com StageCoach Theatre Company continues its mystery dinner theater series with a mystery straight out of a graphic novel. Join a group of offbeat superheroes as they celebrate their victory over the villainous Narlagons. $42 ticket price includes a buffet dinner from the Roaming Rotisserie.

Marshall Tea Series: Mary Fishback

Artist Reception: Holly Peterson

Our Own Voice

7 p.m., Purcellville Library As part of Mental Health Awareness Month, Loudoun County Public Library presents the first in a series of discussions with residents on the challenges of living with mental illness and their paths toward recovery.

Spaghetti Dinner

6-9 p.m., Hamilton Fire and Safety Center, Hamilton Station Road and E. Colonial Highway. Spaghetti dinner and silent auction to support two local Relay for Life teams. Tickets are $10. Kids 10 and under are free.

7 p.m., National Conference Center, Lansdowne. Contact: www.mbcloudoun.org McLean Bible Church presents an inspirational talk from the mother of Heisman winner Tim Tebow. $50 cost includes a buffet dinner.

Blue Ridge Regional Park Work Day

Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains seeks volunteers to remove non-native plant species at this little-known regional park.

“Children of Eden”

1-4 p.m., Blue Ridge Regional Park, Blue Ridge Mountain Road, Bluemont. Contact: avanhuyck@aol.com

7:30 p.m., Seneca Ridge Middle School, 98 Seneca Ridge Drive, Sterling. Contact: thepickwickplayers.com A family-friendly musical based on the biblical

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at county libraries and community centers and at www. loudounfarms.org/farmtour. Most of the locations are found along scenic drives in western Loudoun and 21 sites are pet friendly. A number of the venues offer live music and many offer fresh meats, dairy, fruits and vegetables for purchase.

Beatles And Stones Dance Party

7 p.m. doors open, 8 p.m. music begins. Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg. Contact: www.tallyholeesburg.com Get your groove on with two well regarded tribute bands: The Apple Core channels the Beatles, while Just Stones covers the Rolling Stones with Continued on Next Page

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5-7 p.m., Prudential PenFed Real Estate, 4 E. Colonial Highway, Hamilton. Landscape paintings and monoprints from local artist Holly Peterson. This exhibit is hosted in partnership with the Loudoun Sketch Club.

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7 p.m., Rust Library conference room, 80 Old Waterford Road NW, Leesburg. Contact: 540955-8186 or lily@bluemont.org The Bluemont Concert Series seeks public input on reviving the popular First Night Leesburg New Year’s Eve celebration.

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Senior Center May Dance

7-10 p.m., The Senior Center of Leesburg, 102 North St. NW, Leesburg. Contact 703-737-8039 Dance the night away at this fun annual event. Tickets are $5 in advance; $8 at the door.

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(1 and 0.5 mile options) Sadie’s Race is a 5k and Kids’ Fun Run to raise money for Smile Train, a non-profit organization that repairs cleft pallets and cleft lips for children in developing countries with an average cost of $250 per surgery at no cost to the family. So far Sadie Smile Foundation has raised $108,000. This effort is in honored memory of Sadie Ablard. May 12th is her Birthday. Scenic 5K course and lots of fun activities for the kids. Deals on early registration!

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8-10:30 a.m., Neersville Firehouse, 11762 Harpers Ferry Road, Neersville. Contact: 540-6686504 Take mom out for homemade biscuits and sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, fried potatoes, pancakes, fruit and more. Free will offering.

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Ashburn Salon Holds Benefit Cut-A-Thon ain Salon in Ashburn is holding a cut-a-thon to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, May 18. Haircuts are $65 for women, $40 for men and $35 for children. Donations will also be accepted. Appointments are available but not required. The salon is located at 43330 Junction Plaza in Ashburn. Call 703-723-0023 for appointments or more information. Only cash or checks will be accepted.

Loudoun Bluegrass Festival

10 a.m.-10 p.m., Loudoun County Fairgrounds, Leesburg. Contact: www.bluegrassloudoun. com This rain or shine festival features mandolin phenom Sierra Hull, the Patuxent Partners and more, in addition to workshops, jams and a barn dance. Advance tickets are $15 for adults, $8 for ages 7-13 and free for 6 and under. Tickets are $25 at the door.

“The Comic Book Murders” See May 9 listing.

Asparagus Mother’s Day Weekend

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Great Country Farms, Bluemont. Contact: http://greatcountryfarms.com or 540-554-2073 Celebrate mom with a locally grown asparagus bouquet. The farm is also promoting its summer CSA season, which starts in June. Admission is $8 per child and $10 per adult, which includes a free wine tasting at adjacent Bluemont Vineyard.

Three Generation Art Show

11 a.m.-8 p.m., Purcellville Train Station, Purcellville. Contact: 540-338-7406 Loudoun’s Betty Wiley is joined by her daughter and granddaughter in a multi-generational art show featuring oil landscapes, still lifes and anthropological studies from the Jurassic period.

Book Signing: Clint Goodwin

11 a.m., Common Grounds, 114 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Loudoun author Goodwin reads from his Civil War Novel, “Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory”.

“NBTween” Tween Musical See May 9 listing.

Balls Bluff Battlefield Tours

11 a.m.-1 p.m., Balls Bluff Battlefield, Leesburg. Contact: www.nvrpa.org/park/ball_s_bluff Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority offers free guided battlefield tours every Saturday and Sunday through November.

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6:30 a.m. race day registration begins, 8 a.m. race begins. Creighton’s Corner Elementary School, Ashburn. Contact: www.tkomelanoma. com Charity run/walk organized by students at Stone Mill Middle School and Briar Woods High School. Proceeds benefit the Melanoma Research Foundation. Race day registration is $35.

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Goose Creek Ruggers Meeting

6:30-9 p.m., Leesburg-area location. Contact: Kathy Hottenstein, 540-338-6264 The group is open to all styles and skill levels of rug hooking. The group meets on the second Thursday of each month—call for specific meeting location.

CountrySide Women’s Club Meeting

La Leche League of Ashburn

Saturday, May 10

Ashburn Classics Meeting

Jerry’s Jukebox

7:15-8:30 pm., Carver Center, Purcellville. Contact: 571-258-3400 Enjoy a large dance floor and a relaxed atmosphere as you learn to dance or perfect your skills. Drop in fee is $2. This group meets every second and fourth Tuesday.

Wednesday, May 14 Ashburn Toastmasters

7:15 p.m., Broadlands Community Center, 43004 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Contact: ashburn.toastmastersclubs.org or www.facebook.com/ashburntoastmasters Toastmasters provides a supportive atmosphere and organized program for learning basic and advanced public speaking skills. Club meets on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month.

Stroke Survivors and Caregivers Support

Monday, May 12

Thursday, May 15

Tuesday, May 13

6:30 p.m. dinner and 7:30 p.m. meeting at the lodge, 43881 Waxpool Road, Ashburn. Contact: www.ashburnsterling288.org or 571-306-2880 Meetings are every second Tuesday. Visitors are welcome.

Society for Human Resource Management

6:30 p.m., second floor patient education room, Inova Loudoun Hospital, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg. Contact: Tracy Cross, 703-858-8060 The group provides a supportive and encouraging environment for women experiencing menopause. Meetings continue on the third Thursday of each month.

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Loudoun Toastmasters Meeting

7:15-9 p.m., National Conference Center, 18980 Upper Belmont Place, Lansdowne. Contact: 703-727-2845 or info@loudoun.freetoasthost.org Practice public speaking skills with others. The club meets on the first and third Thursday of each month.

Loudoun Valley Sheep Producers Meeting

7:30 p.m., Loudoun Extension Office, 30-B Catoctin Circle, Leesburg. Contact: ckope@hotmail.com The group conducts its regular business meeting. Meetings continue on the third Thursday of each month.

May 9 & 10 8pm show Best Western Leesburg Hotel & Conference Center 726 E Market St, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 For tickets 800.969.2603 www.walkerperformingarts.com

NBTween!

The Original Pop-Rock Musical!

This weekend May 9, 10 in Leesburg. Remember dissecting frogs? That shy girl in chorus? That diva chick in theater? That annoying little brother? And the mean girl who always had something to say behind your back? They’re all in this show and they’re singing, dancing and telling their story. Join us as we celebrate the trials and tribulations of being an almostteen and follows Kelly as she suffers through her final year of middle school. (Heads up: This is a fun show but much like life, there is some serious subject matter.)

Adults $15 Children & Seniors $12

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5:30 p.m. (dinner meeting), River Creek Country Club, 43800 Olympic Blvd., Leesburg. Contact: 703-691-2480, ext. 1178 or leesburg.shrm.org Group provides networking, speakers and mentoring

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11 a.m.-noon, Inova Loudoun Hospital Patient Education Room, 44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg. Contact: 703-858-6667 or robyn.thomson@inova.org Group provides a supportive environment as a part of the stroke recovery process. Group meets every second Wednesday.

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7 p.m., Sonak Family Chiropractic, 21240 Ridgetop Circle, Suite 105, Sterling. Contact: 703-729-4907 or 703-729-1205 Support group for pregnant and nursing women. Children are welcome. Meetings are free. Group meets on the second Monday of each month.

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10:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Mills Recreation Center, 43895 Grottoes Drive, Ashburn. Contact: Sherry, 703-729-6591, Carmen, 703-723-3724 Area residents ages 50 and older are invited to meet new friends and enjoy guest speakers, refreshments, club games and entertainment. Meetings continue on the second Saturday of each month. Call for more information.

La Leche League of Ashburn

Fly Fishing

6 p.m., Rust Library, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-0323 or library.loudoun.gov The Union provides an opportunity for teens to interact with others through gaming while caregivers meet for networking. Open to teens age 12-21 accompanied by a caregiver. Program is free but registration is recommended.

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10:15 a.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road, Ashburn. Contact: 703-729-4907 or 703-729-1205 Support group for pregnant and nursing women. Children are welcome. Meetings are free. Group meets on the second Friday of each month.

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Time TBD, Parkway Meeting Room, 46020 Algonkian Pkwy., Sterling. Contact: 703-430-6505, aldouglas3@ hotmail.com The all-region women’s club offers camaraderie, day trips and special interest groups. A featured speaker will be included at each month’s meeting—times vary; call or email for specifics. Meetings continue on the second Friday of each month September through May.

Gamer’s Union for Teens with Asperger’s

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Classical and contemporary dance from this Sterling-based Christian ministry. Tickets are $8.

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Round Hill VFD Flower Sale 8 a.m. See May 9 listing.

Not Just Shakespeare Auditions

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1-3 p.m., Cascades Library, Sterling. Contact: 703-328-8409 Actors ages 14 and up can audition for a role in a summer production of Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors. Prepare a one-to two-minute reading or monologue and be ready for cold readings.

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Mosby Heritage Association Cemetery Tour

1 p.m., Mt Zion Church, 40309 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. Contact: www.mosbyheritagearea.org Eric Buckland and Don Hakenson lead a tour of the gravesites of 49 of Mosby’s Rangers at Mount Zion Church, Sharon and Ivy Hill cemeteries. Participants caravan from site to site in their own vehicles. Cost is $15 for Mosby Heritage Area Association members and $20 for non-members.

Cavaliers Courage and Coffee

Sunday, May 11

Asparagus Mother’s Day Weekend See May 10 listing.

Three Generation Art Show See May 10 listing.

Loudoun Chorale Spring Concert

4 p.m., Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 605 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: www.loudounchorale.org The chorale performs a selection of folk hymns, spirituals and patriotic selections as part of its American Music Celebration. A reception follows the concert. Tickets are $12 for adults ($14 at the door), $10 for seniors and youth ages 7-17. Children under 7 are free.

Art Opening: Lis Zadravec

2-4 p.m., Cascades Library, Sterling. Narrative portraits from Zadravec’s exhibit “Girl Heroes and Animal Stories” include works in colored pencil, watercolor, acrylic, ink and graphite.

Lovettsville Historical Society Lecture

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1-4 p.m., North Gate Vineyards, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville. Contact: northgatevineyard.com Prints and drawings from Arts in the Village and Gateway galleries. Enjoy appetizers and North Gate’s wines and live jazz.

chester Road, Delaplane. Contact: www.mosbyheritagearea.org The popular dramatic program, featuring the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group, explores life at a Mosby safe house at the home of Civil War diarist Amanda Virginia Edmonds. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for students.

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Allman Brothers Band

Tribute “Live at the Filmore”

Friday 5/16 • 7pm • $15 ONLINE

Sister Hazel Friday 5/23 • 7pm $29 ONLINE • $100 VIP

Artimus Pyle Band

Tribute to Lynyrd Skynyrd Friday 5/30 • 7pm $25/$35 ONLINE • $75 VIP

Phil Vassar Friday 6/13 • 7pm $49 ONLINE • $100 VIP

Enjoy a dinner at LaLou Bistro.

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Historic Records Clerk’s Office Tour

Tuesday, May 13 Open Mic

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

with the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra

10 a.m., Franklin Park Performing Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. Contact: www.franklinparkartscenter.org Sky Blue Puppet Theatre’s story reflects parents’ frustration with sibling problems. Tickets are $5 at the door.

Thursday, May 15

Artists’ Reception: En Plein Air

6-8 p.m., GW Virginia Campus, Enterprise Hall, 44983 Knoll Square, Ashburn. Contact: www.loudounsketchclub.com Loudoun Sketch Club artists share insights through their individual painting styles and techniques. This exhibit showcases the natural and manmade beauty of Loudoun County.

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regularly with different ensembles, added that attending and jamming at festivals is key in the trajectory of any traditional musician. “I started seriously playing when I went to a fiddlers’ convention and I saw people competing and hanging out and jamming,” she said. “If you see one concert, it’s this polished thing and you don’t really relate to it: it’s up there and you’re down here. But when you see people jamming and meeting each other, it’s amazingly powerful.” Claude Jones, of Brunswick, MD, was a novice guitarist when he attended his first Loudoun Bluegrass Festival several years ago, and it turned out to be a breakthrough experience. “I attended a workshop entitled ‘How to Jam’ taught by Ira Gitlin. That experience pretty much broke me out of my ‘pick in the basement’ comfort zone,” he wrote in an email. “I have attended several festivals and nearly 200 jam sessions since that day [and] started a jam at our local coffee shop in Brunswick.” The festival also features popular contests

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Located just outside the picturesque Quaker Villiage of Lincoln, “Springdale” c. 1832 is situated on 5.9 park-like acres. Once used as a Bed and Breakfast and reception facility, this Federal style manor home is ideal for entertaining with it’s commercial grade kitchen, eight bedrooms, six bathrooms and eight working fireplaces.

Surrounded by two hundred year old oaks and stately magnolias, this Georgian mansion built in 1754 stands high above the Potomac River. The historical 38 acre estate includes a log guest house, art studio, barns and tennis courts. The main house boasts high ceilings with seven bedrooms, seven fireplaces, unique crown moldings, a library, parlor and an all stone English basement.

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The Loudoun Bluegrass Festival takes place from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Loudoun County Fairgrounds, 17558 Dry Mill Road, Leesburg. Tickets are $15 in advance and $25 at the gate ($8 for children ages 7-13). Children 6 and under are free. For tickets, information and a full schedule, go to www.bluegrassloudoun.com. Tickets are also available at Melodee Music in Leesburg.

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The festival has partnered with a number of local environmental groups, including Shenandoah River Keeper, the Piedmont Environmental Council, Friends of the Shenandoah and the Downstream Project. However, organizer Watkins is quick to point out that the emphasis is not political. “We want [this event] to present that we’re glad that our community is doing all these things to help the river and that we care about it. And we want to fall short of getting into a polarized discussion,” Watkins said. The festival features an onsite farmers market Friday afternoon and an educational Boat Float down the river led by Loudoun native Joshua Bearman Saturday afternoon. However, music is still at the center of the festival. Headliners include national acts like Grammy-winning North Carolina-based bluegrass band the Steep Canyon Rangers and Grammy-nominated Cajun/Creole/Zydeco musician Cedric Watson, as well as local favorites including Danny Knicely, Furnace Mountain, the Short Hill Mountain Boys and the Woodshedders. And, as with the Loudoun Bluegrass Festival, fostering a sense of community is key: the concept of “microfesting,” or meeting up with likeminded musicians to jam, is central to the event. “The only reason we have people on stage is to give the camp crowd musicians a break,” Watkins joked. But like the Loudoun festival, River and Roots offers plenty for non-musicians, too. Tubing is highly recommended and tubes are available for rent at the campground. “I’d show up Friday with my grill and my tube,” Van Deventer said. “I’d shop at the farmers market and get some steaks to grill over the weekend. I’d go tubing on the river, I’d listen to the music, I’d dance in the dance tent and stay up and listen to the picking in the park. And the next morning I’d go tubing again, eat some of the local food [before Saturday’s musical lineup].” A highlight of River and Roots will be a communal dinner Saturday night. Festival-goers are invited to buy a plate in support of River Keeper and take it to the festival’s many food vendors for specials. Grilling, picnicking and potlucks are also welcome. Attendees also have the option of making a real vacation out of the event and arriving the previous Monday for a week of fun on the river before the lineup begins Friday.

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TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS MANUAL (DCSM) ARTICLE 5 (STORM DRAINAGE) Pursuant to Sections 15.2-107, 15.2-2114, 15.2-2240 and 62.1-44.15:27 through 62.1-44.15:36 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers in Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176 to consider the following amendments to the Design and Construction Standards Manual: DCSM Article 5 – Stormwater Revisions – to revise the DCSM as necessary to comply with State-mandated minimum requirements for stormwater management. In addition to the changes listed below, many unedited sections have been re-labeled to address deleted or new sections.

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Section 5-100 General Information: • Language is added or modified to explain when the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations will apply. • Clarifies definitions of minor and major storm systems. • Removes references to equations. • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. Section 5-110 Intent: • Language is clarified to relate to the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. Section 5-120 Remarks: • Title is revised from “Remarksâ€? to “Referencesâ€?. • All references have been updated. Section 5-210 General: • Language regarding allowable post-development release rates has been removed. • Pro-Rata share has been removed from this section and added in new section 5-333. • Town Code and DCSM section references have been updated to reflect the current revised sections. • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. Old Section 5-220 Easements: • This section has been completely re-formatted and moved to section 5-700. Added a new Section 5-220 Hydraulic Design for Stormwater Conveyance (previously section 5-230): New Section 5-221Rational Method (previously section 5-231): • Design storm events re-defined to meet the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. New Section 5-222 USDA-SCS (NRCS) Methodology (previously section 5-232): • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. New Section 5-232 Design Criteria (previously section 5-242): • Revised Mannings “Nâ€? value in chart for CMP pipe. • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. New Section 5-233 Design Criteria (previously section 5-243): • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. New Section 5-239 Energy and Hydraulic Gradients (previously section 5-249): • Language is clarified to state where hydraulic gradient is shown on the plans and profiles. New Section 5-242 Man Made Stormwater Conveyance Channels (previously section 5-252): • Minor text changes to remove the 100 year storm design requirement for open channels. New Section 5-244 Lot Drainage Swales (previously section 5-254): • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. New Section 5-247 Water Surface Profile Computations (previously section 5-257): • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. Section 5-310 General: • Language revised to require Stormwater Management (SWM) and Best Management Practice (BMP) to meet the new minimum Federal, State and Local criteria. • New design references provided. • Clarification on required permits provided. • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. Section 5-311 Stormwater Management Requirements: • Revised Title to “Applicabilityâ€?. • Town Code references have been added regarding regulated land disturbing activities. • Town Code references have been added regarding exemptions to the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • State Code references have been added regarding the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations for water quantity and quality as well as for VSMP permit requirements. • Requirements for water quality and quantity have been added for land disturbing activities less than one acre. • Town and State Code references have been added regarding grandfathering clauses. • Specific design components regarding adequate outfall, adequate channel, flow leaving the site and other related criteria have been removed from this section and relocated to new section 5-332, and revised to meet components of the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Water quantity design requirements been removed from this section and relocated to new section 5-330, and revised to meet components the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. Old Section 5-312 Hydrologic Design for Stormwater Management: • This section has been completely deleted. New Section 5-312 Design Storms and Hydrologic Methods (previously section 5-313 Rational Method): • Revised Title to “Design Storms and Hydrologic Methodsâ€?. • This section reformatted to include text revisions and revising paragraph 1 from old section 5-314 and adding it in this section. • Text changes to modify and/or remove outdated references and design criteria. • Removed paragraph 2 regarding required storage volume. Old Section 5-314 USDA – NRCS Methodology: • This section has been completely deleted except that paragraph 1 has been revised and moved it to the new section 5-312. • Eliminated the rest of this section. Old Section 5-320 General Design Criteria: • This section has been renamed “Stormwater Management Facilitiesâ€? and moved to section 5-340. New Section 5-320 Water Quality (previously section 5-620 Water Quality Design Criteria): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-620 and the title revised to remove “Design Criteriaâ€? from the section title. • Added a third paragraph stating when water quality criteria must be applied to construction plans. Old Section 5-321 Design of Stormwater Management Facilities: • This section has been renamed to add “Within Tuscarora Water Shedâ€? at the end of the title and moved to section 5-341. New Section 5-321 Environmental Site Design (previously section 5-620.1: Use of Low Impact Development (LID) for Water Quality): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-620.4 and the title revised to “Environmental Site Designâ€? to replace “Low Impact Developmentâ€? • Language revised to require a written assessment for the potential use of Environmental Site Design with each land disturbing activity. • Language added to clarify only BMP Clearinghouse approved facilities shall be used in Environmental Site Design. Old Section 5-322 General Criteria: • This section has been revised to delete “Criteriaâ€? from the end of the title and moved to section 5-342. 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New Section 5-330 Water Quantity: • This is a new title with text added here from old section 5-311. • Adds text to state design requirements and criteria for all types of construction projects. • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. Old Section 5-331 Design Criteria: • This entire section has been incorporated into new section 5-346 Rooftop Detention. New Section 5-331 Detention Measures: • This is a new title with new text to explain why on-site detention may be desirable. • Provides text providing the Director the authority to modify detention requirements in the Tuscarora drainage shed. Old Section 5-332 Plan Preparation: • This entire section has been incorporated into new section 5-346 Rooftop Detention. New Section 5-332 Adequate Outfall: • This is a new title with text added here from old section 5-311. • The old text has been revised to adhere to the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations, reformatted and minor text changes made for consistency and clarification. New Section 5-333 Pro Rata Share Program: • This is a new title with text added here from old section 5-210. • The old text has been revised to adhere to the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations reformatted and minor text changes made for consistency and clarification. • Time limitations for reimbursement has been eliminated. Old Section 5-340 Underground Detention: • This entire section has been moved to section 5-347. New Section 5-340 Stormwater Management Facilities (previously section 5-320): • This section has been renamed “Stormwater Management Facilitiesâ€? and moved from section 5-320. Old Section 5-341 General: • This entire section has been incorporated into new section 5-347 Underground Detention. New Section 5-341 Design of Stormwater Management Facilities Within Tuscarora Water Shed (previously section 5-321): • This section has been renamed to add “Within Tuscarora Water Shedâ€? at the end of the title and moved from section 5-321. • Delete and modify text to state only the Tuscarora Watershed applies to this section. Delete references to Cattail Branch, Big Springs and Sycolin Creek Watersheds. • The old text has been revised to adhere to the new more stringent stormwater regulations for the one and two year storms related to detention as well as for erosion control criteria. • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. Old Section 5-342 Design Criteria: • This entire section has been incorporated into new section 5-347 Underground Detention. New Section 5-342 General (previously section 5-322): • This section has been revised to delete “Criteriaâ€? from the end of the title and moved from section 5-322. • Revise language to match that in the State Code to allow Director to modify stormwater management requirements to match the Town’s Stormwater Master Plan. • Add and modify text previously found in section 5-620 regarding required inspections of stormwater management facilities. • Move maintenance responsibility chart to section 5-370. • Embankment design requirements are now referenced in this section. • The old text has been revised to adhere to the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations reformatted with minor text changes made for consistency and clarification. Old Section 5-343 Plan Preparation: • This entire section has been incorporated into new section 5-347 Underground Detention. New Section 5-343 Excavated Ponds (previously section 5-325) Excavated Ponds: • This entire section has been added here from section 5-325. New Section 5-344 Stormwater Management Pond Plans (previously section 5-328): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-328. • One minor text change for consistency and clarification. New Section 5-345 Rooftop Detention (previously section 5-330): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-330. • This section reformatted to include old sections 5-331and 5-332 New Section 5-346 Underground Detention (previously section 5-340): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-340. • This section reformatted to include old sections 5-341, 5-342 and 5-343. • All easement references have been removed and combined in new section 5-700. • Revised text to clarify detention requirements. New Section 5-347 Porous Pavement (previously section 5-350): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-350. • This section reformatted to include old sections 5-351and 5-352 • Minor text changes for consistency and clarification. New Section 5-350 Regional Facilities (previously section 5-360): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-360. New Section 5-360 Waivers and Exemptions (previously section 5-370): • This section has been renamed to add “and exemptionsâ€? to the end of the title, text revised and moved in its entirety from section 5-370. • The old text has been revised to adhere to the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations reformatted and minor text changes made for consistency and clarification. • Text has been added to require all waivers and exemptions to follow the process established in the Town Code. • Some previous examples and guidelines for waivers have been removed from this section. New Section 5-370 Inspection and Maintenance Provisions (previously section 5-380): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-360. • Adds requirement that a maintenance agreement shall be approved and recorded prior to all types of construction plan approvals. • Minor text changes and deletion of paragraph 1 for consistency and clarification. • Adds all maintenance responsibility charts from old section 5-322. Sections 5-410, 5-431, 5-511 and 5-520: • Minor text change to delete the word “manualâ€? and replace it with “DCSMâ€?. New Section 5-521 Embankment Ponds (previously section 5-324): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-324. • The information regarding the regulating authority for large ponds has been clarified. Old Section 5-600 Stormwater Runoff Quality Control Criteria: • This section has been completely deleted. Old Section 5-610 General: • This section has been completely deleted due to nonconformance with the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Portions of this section have been incorporated into new sections 5-300, 5-310 and other revised sections of this article. Old Section 5-620 Water Quality Design: • This section has been completely deleted due to nonconformance with the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Portions of this section have been incorporated into new sections 5-300, 5-310, 5-320, 5-321, 5-523, 5-341 and other revised sections of this article.

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Old Section 5-630 Exemptions to Water Quality Requirements: • This section has been completely deleted due to nonconformance with the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Portions of this section have been incorporated into new sections 5-311. Old Section 5-640 Hot Spots: • This section has been completely deleted due to nonconformance with the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Portions of this section have been incorporated into new sections 5-322. Old Section 5-650 Stream Delineation and Buffer Criteria: • This section has been completely deleted due to nonconformance with the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Portions of this section have been incorporated into new sections 5-323. Old Section 5-660 Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans: • This section has been completely deleted due to nonconformance with the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. • Portions of this section have been incorporated into sections 5-311 and 5-322. Old Table 5-630-1 BMP Efficiencies and Considerations: • This table has been completely deleted due to nonconformance with the State’s new minimum stormwater regulations. New Section 5-600 Inspection and Acceptance (previously section 5-700): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-700. New Section 5-610 Inspection (previously section 5-710): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-710. New Section 5-620 Acceptance (previously section 5-720): • This entire section has been added here from section 5-720. • Adds requirement that a maintenance agreement shall be executed and a maintenance bond be in place prior to acceptance of a stormwater facility. • Text changes to clarify new inspection and acceptance process. New Section 5-700 Easements: • This is a new section with a new title. New Section 5-701 General: • This is a new section with a new title and new language including some text from old section 5-370. New Section 5-702 Easement Applicability and Width: • This is a new section that includes a new consolidated easement chart based upon text from old sections 5-220, 5-323, 5-347 and 5-370. • All old easement text references from those sections are deleted.

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At this hearing, all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact The Clerk of Council Lee Ann Green at (703)771-2733, three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711.

TOWN OF LEESBURG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS (SLDR) DIVISION 3 (DEVELOPMENT)

Sec. 3.08 Mini Site Plan • In paragraph (a.) revise the applicability from “up to 3,200 square feetâ€? to “over 500 square feet but less than 3,200 square feet. Sec. 3.09 Site Plan Waiver • Re-format the section to add a Non-Residential component to this type of plan. • New paragraph 1., adds provisions as to when a Site Plan Waiver is applicable and now allows minimal public improvements with type of a plan. • New paragraph 1.(a), adds the heading “Residentialâ€?. • New paragraph 1.(b), adds the heading “Non-Residentialâ€?. • New paragraph 1.(b), adds sub-paragraphs to identify the specific types of land development that would qualify for a Site Plan Waiver. • New paragraph 2., adds a heading for plan requirements. • New paragraph 2.(a) and 2.(e) clarifies when a licensed professional must prepare the plan. • Paragraph 2.(c), revised to summarize licensed professionals. • Paragraph 2.(d), revised to add a provision for public improvement bonds. • Paragraph 2.(e), revised to add additional requirements to supplement the expanded application criteria. Copies of these proposed amendments to the SLDR and additional information are available at the Department of Plan Review, 2nd floor, Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by calling Wanda Ruffner at 703771-2740. The amendments may also be examined on the Town’s web page at http://www.leesburgva. gov/index.aspx?page=19&parent=12562. This subdivision ordinance amendment application is identified as case number TLOA-2014-0004.

On March 25, 2014, the Loudoun County School Board took action to close Middleburg Elementary School as part of an agreed upon process to initiate the Middleburg Community Charter School. The former Middleburg Elementary School attendance zone will be merged, in its entirety, into the Banneker Elementary School attendance zone at the start of the 2014-15 academic year. The Loudoun County School Board, in accordance with Section 22.1-79 of the Code of Virginia, hereby gives public notice that an attendance zone process for Banneker and Middleburg Elementary Schools will begin on May 1, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. The attendance zone calendar below highlights the meeting dates, times, location and purpose. All meetings are open to the public and will be held at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administration Building at 21000 Education Court in Ashburn, VA 20148 and will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. School Board Meeting Attendance Zone Overview/ Public Hearing/Work Session

Thursday, May 1, 2014, School Board Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m.

Attendance Zone Public Hearing/ Work Session

Thursday, May 5, 2014, School Board Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m.

Attendance Zone Adoption

Tuesday, May 13, 2014, School Board Meeting Room, 6:30 p.m.

The pending attendance zone process and related documents are available on the LCPS website (www.lcps.org). Advance speaker sign up is encouraged for the public hearings by calling LCPS administration at 571-252-1050 by 4:00 p.m. on the day of the public hearing. In the event of inclement weather, please check the LCPS website for the current status of the meeting. If, due to a disability, assistance is needed to enable you to participate meaningfully in these meetings, please contact the below referenced office at least FIVE WORKING DAYS prior to the specific meeting dates.

At this hearing, all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact the Clerk of Council Lee Ann Green at (703)771-2733, three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711.

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Subdivision and Land Development Regulations Division 3 (Development) Amendments to revise the SLDR site plan requirements for Mini Site Plans and Site Plan Waivers as indicated below.

This Notice is to provide an opportunity for public comment from parents, teachers, residents and other interested parties and to obtain information to assist the Loudoun County School Board in its decision to adjust the current elementary school attendance zone for Banneker Elementary School. Public comment on the attendance zone change will be taken on May 1, May 5 and on May 13 at the Loudoun County Public Schools Administrative office, located at 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA, 20148.

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Pursuant to Sections 15.2-107, 15.2-2114, 15.2-2240 and 62.1-44.15:27 through 62.1-44.15:36 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers in Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176 to consider the following amendments to the Subdivision and Land Development Regulations:

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Copies of these proposed amendments to the Design and Construction Standards Manual and additional information are available at the Department of Plan Review, 2nd floor, Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by calling Wanda Ruffner at 703-771-2740. The amendments may also be examined on the Town’s web page at http://www.leesburgva.gov/index.aspx?page=19&parent=12562. This Design and Construction Standards Manual amendment application is identified as case number TLOA-2014-0003.

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TOWN OF LEESBURG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER AMENDMENTS TO THE LEESBURG LAND DEVELOPMENT FEE SCHEDULE Pursuant to Section 15.2-107, 15.2-2114, 15.2-2240 and 62.1-44.15:27 through 62.1-44.15:36 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on TUESDAY, MAY 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers in Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176 to consider the following amendments to land development fees: 1. Attachment “A� is being added to the Town of Leesburg Land Development Review and Inspection FEE Schedule to cover the new fees associated with the Town now reviewing and performing inspections for all VSMP permits previously done by DEQ. Attachment “A� to the Town of Leesburg Land Development Review and Inspection Fee Schedule Stormwater Management Fees – Draft January 2, 2014 Stormwater Management Fees INITIAL LAND-DISTURBING ACTIVITY

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General/Stormwater Management – Small Activity (areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage less than 1 acre)

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$81

General/Stormwater Management – Small Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 1 acre and less than 5 acres)

$2,700

$756

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 5 acres and less than 10 acres)

$3,400

$952

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 10 acres and less than 50 acres)

$4,500

$1,260

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 50 acres and less than 100 acres)

$6,100

$1,708

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 100 acres)

$9,600

$2,688

MODIFICATIONS OR TRANSFERS

FEE

General/Stormwater Management – Small Activity (areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage less than 1 acre)

$20

General/Stormwater Management – Small Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 1 acre and less than 5 acres)

$200

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 5 acres and less than 10 acres)

$250

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 10 acres and less than 50 acres)

$300

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 50 acres and less than 100 acres)

$450

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 100 acres)

$700

PERMIT MAINTENANCE

FEE

General/Stormwater Management – Small Activity (areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage less than 1 acre)

$50

General/Stormwater Management – Small Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 1 acre and less than 5 acres)

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General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 5 acres and less than 10 acres)

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General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 10 acres and less than 50 acres)

$650

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 50 acres and less than 100 acres)

$900

General/Stormwater Management – Large Activity (sites or areas within common plans of development or sale with land disturbance acreage equal or greater than 100 acres)

$1,400

2. The Town of Leesburg Land Development Review and Inspection Fee Schedule is being revised to modify fees for Site Plan Waiver Applications: Site Plan Waiver

$500.00 per submission

Site Plan Waiver (Residential)

$500.00 plus inspection costs for proposed public improvements as noted below (up to 2 submissions) Tvpe of Public Improvement Storm Sewer Water Main Curb & Gutter Sidewalk Sanitary Sewer Street Other Major Utility Facilities

Unit Rate $4.00 per linear foot $1.90 per linear foot $1.25 per linear foot $1.50 per linear foot $2.15 per linear foot $2.00 per linear foot 1.5 % of construction costs

Site Plan Waiver (Residential) Subsequent Submissions

$250.00 per each subsequent submission (after second submission)

Site Plan Waiver (Non-Residential)

$1,500.00 plus inspection costs for proposed public improvements as noted below (up to 2 submissions)

Site Plan Waiver (Non-Residential) Subsequent Submissions

Tvpe of Public lmprovement Unit Rate Storm Sewer $4.00 per linear foot Water Main $1.90 per linear foot Curb & Gutter $1.25 per linear foot Sidewalk $1.50 per linear foot Sanitary Sewer $2.15 per linear foot Street $2.00 per linear foot Other Major Facilities 1.5 % of construction costs $750.00 per each subsequent submission (after second submission)

SitePlan Waiver (Non-residential) Signature Sets

$500.00

Copies of these proposed amendments to the Leesburg Land Development Fee Schedule are available at the Department of Plan Review, 2nd floor, Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by calling Wanda Ruffner at 703-771-2740. The amendments may also be examined on the Town’s web page at http://www.leesburgva.gov/index. aspx?page=19&parent=12562. This Fee Schedule amendment application is identified as case number TLOA-2014-0006. At this hearing, all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations should contact The Clerk of Council, Lee Ann Green at 703-771-2733 three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711. Ad #136754

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Pursuant to the Code of Virginia of 1950, Sections 15.2-107, 15.2-2114, 15.2-2240 and 62.1-44.15:27 through 62.1-44.15:36 as amended, LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on May 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m., Council Chambers at Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176

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ORDINANCE TO AMEND AND ADD TO TOWN CODE PART II, CHAPTER 14 (ENVIRONMENT) ARTICLE II (STORMWATER MANAGEMENT) SECTION 14-19 (DEFINITIONS), SECTION 14-21 (AUTHORITY), SECTION 14-23 (PROGRAM COMPONENTS), SECTION 14-24 (VIOLATIONS), SECTION 14-25 (HEARINGS), AND SECTION 14-26 (APPEALS) TO MEET MINIMUM STATE STORMWATER MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS

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A copy of the proposed ordinance is available from the Town Clerk, located in Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.); or by calling Lee Ann Green, Town Clerk, at 703-771-2733.

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Section 14-19 (Definitions): • Add a definition for “Agreement in lieu of a stormwater planâ€? • Add a definition for “Applicantâ€? • Revise the definition for “Best Management Practice or BMPâ€? • Add a definition for “Common plan of development or saleâ€? • Deleted definition of “Conservation Planâ€? • Add a definition for “Control Measureâ€? • Add a definition for “Clean Water Act or CWAâ€? • Add a definition for “Department or DEQâ€? • Add a definition for “developmentâ€? • Revised Definition of “Dischargeâ€? • Add a definition for “Erosion and Sediment Control Planâ€? • Delete the term “Low Impact Development (LID)â€? and replace with “Environmental Site Design (ESD)â€? and keep original definition. • Add a definition for “General Permitâ€? • Revised Definition of “Illicit Dischargeâ€? • Revised Definition of “Impervious Surface Areaâ€? • Add a definition for “land disturbance or land-disturbing activityâ€? • Add a definition for “layoutâ€? • Add a definition for “minor modificationâ€? • Revised Definition of “Municipal Separate Storm Sewer â€? • Revised Definition of “Natural Channelâ€? • Revised Definition of “Nonpoint Source Pollution â€? • Add a definition for “Operatorâ€? • Revised Definition of “Permitteeâ€? • Add a definition for “Personâ€? • Revised Definition of “Point Sourceâ€? • Add a definition for “Regulations or VSMP regulationsâ€? • Add a definition for “siteâ€? • Add a definition for “Stateâ€? • Add a definition for “State Permitâ€? • Add a definition for “State Watersâ€? • Add a definition for “State Water Control Lawâ€? • Revise the definition for “stormwaterâ€? • Add a definition for “stormwater management planâ€? • Revise the definition for “Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan or SWPPPâ€? • Add a definition for “subdivisionâ€? • Add a definition for “Total Maximum Daily Load or TMDLâ€? • Add a definition for “Virginia Erosion and Sediment Control Lawâ€? • Add a definition for “Virginia Stormwater Management Actâ€? • Add a definition for “Virginia Stormwater BMP Clearinghouse websiteâ€? • Add a definition for “Virginia Stormwater Management Program of VSMPâ€? Sec. 14-21.( Authority): • Updated Code of Virginia and associated Authority references. Sec. 14-23. (Program Components): • Add line item for VSMP compliance. • In paragraph (c), remove the word illicit. • In paragraph (c) under “Not unlawful dischargesâ€?, Reword line items groundwater infiltration and car washing; Delete line items for various types of uncontaminated pumping of groundwater, lawn watering and lawn fertilizing; Add line items for uncontaminated pumped groundwater, discharges from potable water sources, foundation drains, irrigation water, springs, water from crawlspace pumps, footing drains, lawn watering, • In paragraph (d)(2) b. deleted “Conservation Planâ€? / replaced with “Erosion Sediment Control Planâ€? • Add paragraph (e) as well as sub topics with detailed explanations for: VSMP compliance, VSMP compliance elements, Stormwater pollution prevention plan, Fees and Bonds, Grandfathering, Monitoring and inspections, and Exemptions. • In paragraph (f), formally paragraph (e), subsection (2), revise minimum allowable square footage to 500 square feet that requires a grading/land disturbance permit from the County. Also better defined the executed agreement between Loudoun County and the Town for issuance of said permits. • In paragraph (f), formally paragraph (e), subsection (3), add Pollution Prevention Plan with detailed explanation of requirements. • In paragraph (g), formally paragraph (f), subsection (1), Redefined requirements of post construction stormwater control minimum requirements complete with Code of Virginia references. • In paragraph (g), formally paragraph (f), subsection (2), Redefined requirements of the post construction stormwater control Stormwater Management Plan that must be shown on all construction plans for land disturbing activities. • In paragraph (g), formally paragraph (f), subsection (3), new verbiage is provided to explain the potential process required to obtain “Nutrient credit offsetsâ€?. • In paragraph (g), formally paragraph (f), subsection (4), new verbiage is provided to explain the “Stormwater Management Reviewâ€? process including approval and disapproval standards, required review timelines, required comment letters, Modification to approved plan requests, director’s authority to require plan revisions to address deficiencies noted during inspections and requirements for record drawings. • In paragraph (g), formally paragraph (f), subsection (5), a new verbiage is proposed to explain “Exceptionsâ€? including when they can and cannot be granted. • In paragraph (h), formally paragraph (g), subsection (1)a., new verbiage is proposed to require the recordation of the maintenance agreement in the county land records. • In paragraph (h), formally paragraph (g), subsections (1)a., (1)b., (1)c. and (3) which was previously (4), provide new verbiage is proposed to clarify that the director in this section is to mean the Director of Public Works. • In paragraph (h), formally paragraph (g), subsection (3), has been deleted as it is already a requirement of the new VSMP permits. Sec. 14-24. (Violations): • Paragraph (a), Conflicting Provisions, has been updated to reference the Water Control Board and delete Soil and Water Conservation Board. • Paragraph (b), Penalties, has been completely re-written to address permit violations, the process of notifications, the authority for the issuance of penalties when it is determined that there is a failure to comply with the permit conditions and the actual penalties that can be assessed to the owner. Sec. 14-25. (Hearings): • This is a new section developed to explain the rights for a hearing as well as the actual hearing process regarding land disturbing activities in the Town. Sec. 14-26. (Appeals): This is a new section developed to explain the appeals process regarding land disturbing activities in the Town.

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IN THE CIRCUIT COURT FOR LOUDOUN COUNTY KIMBERLY-ANN MAXWELL Plaintiff,

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THE OBJECT of the above-styled cause is to obtain a Final OrÂŹder of Divorce a vinÂŹculo matrimonii; AND IT APPEARING TO THE COURT by Affidavit, filed herein, that the Defendant, KENNETH RAYÂŹMOND MAXWELL, is a non-resident of the Commonwealth of Virginia; and

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ENTERED this 1st No. 145-10-077271 day of April, 2014. By: Frederick Ronald Reddington Benjamin Kendrick JUDGE, LOUDOUN ORDER OF COUNTY CIRCUIT PUBLICATION COURT

UPON CONSIDERATION WHEREOF, this Order of Publication is granted, it is therefore hereby, ORDERED, 4/17, 4/24, 5/1 & that said Defendant 5/8/14 is to appear on or before the 6th, day of June, 2014, in the V I R G I N I A: Clerk’s Office of this Court, and do what is IN THE CIRCUIT necessary to protect COURT OF AND IT FURTHER his interests in this suit, LOUDOUN APPEARING that and that this Order be COUNTY the last known mail- also published for four ing address of the successive weeks in In the matter of the Defendant is as fol- the Leesburg Today, adoption of a minor lows: 14427 Avalon posted, and mailed to child to be known Reserve Boulevard, the Defendant accord- as Kaitlynn Victoria Apt. 306, Orlando, ing to law. Reddington, born Florida; and it is thereFebruary 19, 2004 Virginia Birth Certificate TOWN OF LEESBURG

NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER REZONING AND SPECIAL EXCEPTION APPLICATIONS TLZM-2013-0004, TLSE-2013-0010 PANERA BREAD Pursuant to Sections 15.2-1427, 15.2-2204, 15.22205 and 15.2-2285 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the Leesburg Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. in the Town Council Chambers, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176 to consider Rezoning Application TLZM-2013-0004 to amend ZM-150 and Special Exception Applications TLSE-2013-0010, Panera Bread a request by Panera LLC to permit addition of a drive-thru lane to an existing restaurant.. The subject property is located at 215 Fort Evans Road, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 on an existing 1.14 acre lot that is zoned B-3, Community Retail/Commercial District. The B-3 Zoning District has a maximum density of 0.35 FAR (Floor Area Ratio). The property is further described as Loudoun County Parcel Identification Number (PIN) 188-10-4168 and Loudoun County Tax Map Number /49//27/////3/. Rezoning Application TLZM-2013-0004 is a request to amend the approved proffers for the property to allow an additional 660 square feet of retail space and permit one eating establishment with drive-in facility. The Town Plan designates this property as “Regional Retail� on the Land Use Policy Map with a maximum density of 0.35 FAR (Floor Area Ratio). The existing and proposed density is 0.19 FAR. This rezoning application is identified as case number TLZM2013-0004. Special Exception Application TLSE-20130010 is a request to allow the drive-through aisle addition to the restaurant subject to the approval criteria of Section 3.4.12 of the Zoning Ordinance. This special exception application is identified as case number TLSE-2013-0010. Additional information and copies of these applications are available at the Department of Planning and Zoning located on the second floor of the Leesburg Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia 20176 during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), or by contacting Irish Grandfield, Senior Planner at 703-771-2766 or igrandfield@leesburgva.gov.)

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The object of this suit is to have Petitioner Frederick Ronald Reddington adopt Kaitlynn Victoria Jones, a minor child not his by birth; and IT APPEARING from Plaintiff’s Affidavit that diligence has been used without effect to ascertain the whereabouts of Christoper Thomas Jones and that his last know address is 195 Nicholson Drive,

Colonial Beach, Virginia 22443-5048; it is therefore ADJUDGED, ORDERED AND DECREED that notice of the instant proceedings shall be published for four consecutive weeks with The Leesburg Today beginning May 8, 2014, posted at the courthouse and mailed to Christopher Thomas Jones at his ast known address above; and ORDERED that the above-named Christopher Thomas Jones appear before this Court on or before July 11, 2014 at

10:00AM after due publication of the Order to protect his interests in this cause. So ordered this 2nd day of May, 2014. Judge I ASK FOR THIS: LOCKE & LYDEN, P.L.L.C. William J. Lyden, VSB No. 39024 Mark C. Locke, VSB No. 42959 Counsel for Petitioner 10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 502 Fairfax, Virginia 703-359-8020 703-359-8028 (fax) bill@lawyer-help.com

The Town of Leesburg The Town of Leesburg Department of Plan Review, in accordance with National Flood Insurance regulation 65.7(b)(1), hereby gives notice of the Town of Leesburg’s (FEMA Community 510091) and County of Loudoun’s (FEMA Community 510090) intent to revise the 1% annual chance (100-year) floodway on Tuscarora Creek between Cochran Mill Road and Battlefield Parkway. The floodway is shown on FEMA Flood insurance Rate Map (FIRM) 51107C0235 and is located between Cross Sections A and D. Specifically, the floodway shall be revised from a point just upstream of Cochran Mill Road (Route 653) near FEMA Cross Section B to approximately 6,350 feet upstream of Cochran Mill Road (end of study). As a result of the floodway revision, a maximum floodway widening of 820 feet shall occur at a point approximately 6650 feet upstream of Cochran Mill Road, and a maximum narrowing of 50 feet shall occur approximately 700 feet above Cochran Mill Road. The 1% annual chance floodplain elevation shall increase from Cochran Mill Road to a point approximately 1700 feet downstream of Battlefield Parkway (FEMA Cross Section D). The elevation increase starts at zero at Cochran Mill Road, continues to 5.1 feet at a point approximately 2100 feet above Cochran Mill Road, and gradually declines to zero at a point approximately 1700 feet downstream of Battlefield Parkway. Also, the 1% annual chance (100-year) floodplain shall generally narrow from a point approximately 100 feet downstream of Section A to a point approximately 300 feet upstream of FEMA Cross Section D. All of the elevation increases are due to better topographical information. Maps and detailed analysis of the flood hazard revision can be reviewed at the Town of Leesburg offices located at 25 West Market Street. If you have any questions or concerns about the proposed project or its effect on your property, you may contact Mr. Mac Willingham at (703) 771-2741 between the hours of 8:30 AM to 5 PM weekdays. Ad # 136959

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Location and Design Hearing RTE 625 – Waxpool Road Improvements (VDOT UPC 104292)

Loudoun County, Virginia Tuesday, May 20, 2014 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Discovery Elementary School 44020 Grace Bridge Drive Ashburn, VA 20147 (571-252-2370) The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) is holding a Public Location and Design Hearing to review and obtain comments on the design of the Route 625-Waxpool Road Improvement Project; a Loudoun County Locally Administered Project (LAP). The proposed design includes re-configuring existing turn lanes, providing additional turn lanes on Pacific Blvd along the northbound and southbound approach to Waxpool Rd, and additional turn lanes on Broderick Dr. to improve vehicle turning movement to Waxpool Rd. The design also includes an additional lane on westbound Waxpool Road and extending existing pedestrian facility along Pacific Blvd to provide pedestrian access across the Waxpool Rd intersection. Information provided at Public Hearing includes the proposed intersection design plans of the transportation improvements and information regarding potential right of way and environmental impacts including cultural resources. If you have any questions, contact the County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure, at (703) 737-8624 or at ots@loudoun.gov. Until May 7, 2014, the plans will be available at the DTCI office located at 209 Gibson Street, N.W., 1st Floor, Leesburg, VA 20176. After May 12, 2014, the plans will be available at the DTCI office located at 801 Sycolin Road, Suite 310, Leesburg, VA 20175. Loudoun County ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Loudoun County at the phone number listed above. Provide your written or oral comments at the meeting or submit them by June 20, 2014, to Mr. Mark Hoffman, P.E., at the address listed above, or email to ots@loudoun.gov. Please reference “RTE – 625 Waxpool Road Improvements� in the subject line. Ad #:136430 4/24/14 - 5/15/14


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If you love the hospitality industry but not the typical restaurant hours, Ashby Ponds may be right for you! To find out why life is sweet at Ashby Ponds and apply online, visit us at: http://jobs.ericksonliving.com/ashburn-jobs.

RAIL INSTALLERS Loudoun Stairs of Purcellville, VA, is seeking subcontractors with experience in interior rail installation on new & existing homes. Must be experienced with installation of wood (unfin & prefin) rails and metal balusters. Experience with installation of stainless steel rails will earn top $$. Travel throughout the DC Metro area. This job is a non-employee position. Earnings will be issued on a 1099-MISC at year end for tax reporting purposes as Non-Employee Compensation. Fax Resume to: 540-338-2644 or Email: ghope@loudounstairs.com

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ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVE AIRCRAFT SPARE PARTS CUSTOMER SERVICE DEPARTMENT Join a worldwide leader in spare parts distribution. Saab Defense and Security is seeking a qualified Account Representative responsible for customers’ requests and spare parts orders. Requires 2-4 years’ related college education or equivalent, plus customer service experience (preferably in aviation). Must be proficient with Microsoft Windows/Office and be able to work in a fast paced, multi-tasking environment. Ability to handle scheduled on-call after hours customer support will be required. Qualified applicants only, send resume, including salary history, to:

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Medical Receptionist Busy pediatric practice in Purcellville seeks reliable, detail-oriented person for FT front desk position. Exc customer service and computer skills req’d. Prior exp with Allscripts Professional a plus. Send resume and salary requirements to: purcellpeds@aol.com or fax to 540-338-2280

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REGULAR FULL-TIME POSITIONS

CONTRACTUAL POSITION Tennis Professional--Parks and Recreation....................................................................................................$20.60-$23.69/hr.*...............................................................................................Closing Date: Open until Filled REQUIRED: USPTA or USPTR Level III certification; min. of one year of experience teaching tennis; CPR and Standard First Aid certifications or ability to obtain within 90 days of employment; various days/times; minimum of 20 hrs./week *Competitive salary plus commission on private and group lessons; health benefits available

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Flexible Part-time Positions—Parks and Recreation Department For a listing of our flexible part-time positions in our Parks and Recreation Department, please see www.leesburgva.gov/jobs *Most positions will be filled at or near the minimum of the range. *Dependent on Qualifications. TO APPLY: A Town of Leesburg application for employment is required for each position. Please go to www.leesburgva.gov/jobs to apply online. Applications must be received by 5:00 pm on the closing date, unless otherwise noted. Resumes may be submitted as supplemental only. The Town of Leesburg is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age and disability in employment or the provision of services. The Town of Leesburg also supports the Americans with Disabilities Act by making reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities, so that they may participate in job interviewing, services or employment offered by the Town. Please call (703) 777-2420 or Virginia Relay Center (TDD 1-800-828-1120/Voice 1-800-828-1140). All Town vacancies may be viewed on Comcast Cable Channel 67 and Verizon FiOS Channel 35.

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Mother’s Day To my Mom, Carmen Felder

She supports me and guides me in all that I try. She does what she can to get me through pain, suffering and when I cry.

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lar to ours along our border, which is critically important to us. That, however, is not enough for the Leesburg Town Council. The majority of members last Tuesday night said that they would not support any residential development here, instead committing us to industrial, warehouse, and office neighbors. The only way to protect our homes from industrial development is to rezone it. The current proposal respects our property while following the county’s planned land use for the property. It seems to be a win-win situation for all involved. Neal Vaught, Leesburg

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Dear Editor: Here’s one for all you “LoCo” newbies to consider: slow down. I know driving slower on the secondary roads goes against the grain of your fast-paced, gadget-obsessed lifestyle, but the roadkill is starting to smell bad. Not long ago I was hauling livestock to the sale barn in Winchester. I passed a skinny, bespectacled, Vandyke-bearded fellow, almost certainly from an area where cheesesteak subs are all the rage, or maybe he was from farther north, standing beside his banged-up car. He was looking at the two deer he had just hit. It was broad daylight and those deer didn’t leap from a thicket; there were open fields on both sides of the road. Another dazzling urbanite had stopped to help. This joker was sawing away with an apparently dull pocketknife on the neck of the deer that was still twitching and kicking. Sir, those little hooves may not look like much, but it was either the grace of God or pure dumb luck (emphasis on “dumb”) that prevented that deer from kicking a hole in your own throat. Better to call Animal Control and watch in horror as they dispatch the wounded deer with a firearm, faster and more merciful than a pocketknife. It’s not all bad, though. All this roadkill is feeding the little family of coyotes that live in the woodlot right next to my house. I get a real kick out of hearing all the dogs in the area going nuts when the coyotes start yipping, howling and laughing. As long as the yuppies keep mowing down deer with their speeding foreign cars, the coyotes leave my calves alone. Tom Dukes, Purcellville

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Dear Editor: As residents of The Lakes of Red Rock we have supported our neighbors in Kincaid Forest and expressed our concerns about the potential

Dear Editor: Ironic a group that calls itself “Americans For Prosperity” is fighting against increasing the minimum wage. Guess the Koch brothers—billionaire corporate brothers who fund the group—think $7.25 an hour is prosperous enough for American families.

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that, we strongly support the Tuscarora Crossing application that is under review by Loudoun County. The Town Council considered this case last week and spoke despairingly about the application. They do not support the residential component of the project, even though, we, their constituents overwhelmingly do. Last Tuesday night, Councilman Tom Dunn said, as he’s said before, “There’s not going to be any heavy industrial at this location. One way or the other, there will not be.” He said residential is permitted at this property, but that is a blatant falsity. The land is zoned PD-GI, a zoning district that does not allow any residential. One way to guarantee that heavy industrial doesn’t develop is to approve the development plan that the applicant has proposed. Mr. Dunn has not identified another way and his hope and promise are not a guarantee. We want to thank Councilmen Dave Butler and Kevin Wright for listening to us and asking their colleagues to at least reflect our views that we as neighbors to the development support the residential development. Butler and Wright specifically asked their council members to reflect our position in the letter—doing their job as our representatives. Councilwoman Katie Hammler and Dunn denied their request. We urge council members to reflect our positions as they correspond with the county on this case. We support the rezoning application. Bob Lawson, Leesburg

for industrial development adjoining Kincaid Forest and the Villages at Leesburg. Because of that, we strongly support the Tuscarora Crossing application that is under review by Loudoun County. The Town Council considered this case last week and members spoke despairingly about the application. They do not support the residential component of the project, despite the fact that we overwhelmingly do. I noted at the meeting that there has not been one opponent to the project speak at any of these meetings. Last Tuesday night, Councilman Tom Dunn said, as he’s said before, “There’s not going to be any heavy industrial at this location. One way or the other, there will not be.” He said residential is permitted at this property, but that is a blatant falsity. The land is zoned PD-GI, a zoning district that does not allow any residential. One way to guarantee that heavy industrial doesn’t develop is to approve the development plan that has been proposed. I would like to thank Councilmen Dave Butler and Kevin Wright for asking their colleagues to reflect our views that we support the residential development. They asked council members to reflect our position in the letter— doing their job as our representatives. Councilwoman Katie Hammler and Dunn denied their request. We urge the Council to reflect our positions as it corresponds with the county on this case. We support the rezoning application. Paul Norris, Leesburg

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Dear Editor: This is one of those times when one wishes Americans would look beyond purely local issues to free ourselves from the isolationist malaise that signals retreat from America’s effective global leadership. I believe the Russian aggression in Ukraine, Egypt’s rejection of democratic reforms and Syria’s ongoing criminal brutality against its citizens have been enabled in part by a well-meaning but ineffective American response, distressing in its apparent weakness (that retreat from the Syrian “red line”) and drift that enables and perhaps even invites the aggression of Putin, Assad, and the ongoing repression of Egypt’s military leaders. I say this in dismay as a long-time supporter of President Obama. Sadly, American public opinion drifts increasingly inward (perhaps understandably, given over a decade of military involvement overseas and crying needs for domestic investments) creating long-term risks to world stability. With few exceptions (Senator McCain in particular) the Republican Party follows its right wing isolationism and mindless rants against Obamacare and Benghazi, while ignoring our foreign policy needs. Surely this is the time for our thoughtful President to articulate why the U.S. must engage with our European allies on a robust energy policy that will in time free Europe from dependence on Russian oil and gas. It is also why we must, regrettably, approve the Keystone Pipeline bringing that polluting yet preferable oil from Canadian tar sands as part of an effective American and European energy policy. And it is why, in my view, we must provide substantial financial and, yes, military aid to Ukraine, why we can no longer provide military aid to Egypt, and why we must stop—with cruise missiles if necessary, but not “boots on the ground”—chemical warfare and barrel bombs against Syrian civilians. These are not popular positions, but a weakening of American diplomatic, financial and military leadership in key global sectors that have long been, and remain, critical to our national interest and to world peace is not a prospect that Americans should endorse. No doubt we shall remain isolationist if we cannot draw distinctions between what has worked and what hasn’t in the U.S.’s post World War II global and regional engagement. We succeeded, for example, in the Balkans, in contrast to our Vietnam and Iraq misadventures. Without acting on this experience we shall watch the steady unraveling of peace prospects at the hands of threatening autocrats like Putin, Assad and others. We have the skill and the means to maintain an effective global leadership role in the future. Burying our heads in the sand, fearing sacrifice and hoping that reason will prevail, is not the answer. Malcolm Baldwin, Lovettsville

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[Editor’s Note: The $65.1 million project to convert the current intersection of Rt. 7 and Belmont Ridge Road to a single-point, urban interchange, with Belmont Ridge Road passing over Rt. 7 and widening Belmont Ridge Road to four lanes up through the intersection with Gloucester Parkway is scheduled to begin construction in late 2014.]

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Dear Editor: Put the kiddies in trailers at schools that are at or over capacity; I’m done with the bottleneck traffic at the usual spot going in either direction at Belmont Ridge Road and Rt. 7. It bugs me to see the sign at another school being built: “Your tax dollars at work.” Hey Loudoun County, put tax dollars to work for the residents in an overpass at Belmont Ridge Road and Rt. 7. We need traffic relief now. Nick Campanile, Ashburn

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back before the board for final approval. “The return on the investment made by the County will be broad and far-reaching,” York stated. “The Children’s Science Center will be an excellent cultural, family, and educational asset to the county and the region and we look forward to our participation in the museum’s success in the years to come.”

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uilding from a “greenfield” provides the Children’s Science Center to construct exactly the facility its leaders want, but means it will likely be about five years before its doors can open. With museum operations ramping up in recent years, Spivey and the other museum leadership realized the demand is high for the museum’s services now. The Children’s Science Center has been conducting its Museum Without Walls program around the region for several years. Last year, the program served

14,400 people at 62 venues. By the end of this school year the program will have gone to 40 elementary schools across seven jurisdictions. To meet the needs of the region even sooner, the Children’s Science Center has plans for a 5,400-squarefoot location at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax. “We have waitlists that are unbelievable,” Spivey said of the Museum Without Walls program. “We want to serve more children sooner. To do that we can open our lab concept at Fair Oaks Mall within the next year. We can serve four times the number of visitors there. We’re anticipating about 60,000 a year.” The children’s museum has a three-year lease on the Fair Oaks Mall space with the option of extending for another three years. It is to be determined whether the lab will remain open after the permanent museum opens at Kincora. “We plan on serving Fairfax children in Loudoun, and Loudoun children in Fairfax,” Spivey said. “This is a museum for the entire region.” In addition, the Museum Without Walls program will continue at sites around the region. Spivey said another benefit of having a “second phase” of the museum concept in Fairfax is the ability to field test ideas for exhibits in the permanent museum. “It allows us to prototype and test some of the programs and exhibits while we’re in the planning process,” Spivey said. “It is really a very business-oriented approach to rolling out and planning the full-scale museum. We know we can optimize and make a good investment in the much larger museum while having this Phase 2 up and running.”

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Leesburg Today May 8, 2014