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his morning, Ashley Morris will attach gold pins to her graduation gown and drape multi-colored cords around her neck, each representing achievements in academics and athletics: two state lacrosse championships, loads of volunteer hours, and awards in art, science and English. “All this makes me think, ‘Wow, I put a lot of work in these last four years,’” the Woodgrove High School graduate said. “There’s a lot to celebrate.” By midday today, Loudoun’s public high schools will have lauded the achievements of Morris and 4,857 graduates in 14 commencement ceremonies over five days. In celebrations in every corner of the county—and a few over the county line at George Mason University’s Patriot Center— smiling graduates shared their favorite memories, school leaders praised students’ accomplishments, valedictorians accepted Continued on Page 26

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April 1 to May 27. He had $25,279 on hand, as of May 27, to Volpe’s $122,184. The supervisors’ Broad Run District also has been the site of significant fundraising this year. Broad Run Republican nominee Ron Meyer raised the most money of any supervisor candidate during the first quarter, and contributions continued to come in during the most recent period. He collected $11,841. Meyer’s opponent, Democrat Al Nevarez, had the least money of any supervisor hopeful in the first quarter, but his campaign coffer grew in the latest period thanks to a $21,000 self loan. He raised $3,408 in contributions. Continued on Page 20

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Supervisor Suzanne M. Volpe brought in a pile of dough. The Algonkian District Republican collected $31,942, up from $28,576 last time. The total was the largest among supervisor candidates, and included a contribution of $17,016 from the campaign of Del. Thomas A. “Tag” Greason (R-32). Volpe also took in lots of money from businesses and/or business owners, though her challenger, Democrat Andrew Resnick, did receive a $250 monetary contribution and a $200 in-kind contribution from Shawn Mitchell, CEO of Ashburn-based heating and airconditioning contractor Modern Mechanical. Resnick brought in a total of $4,010 from

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But the organization wants to be able to house young adults who, after turning 18, are no longer eligible to live in youth homeless shelters. “I’ve noticed a void in services for kids 18 to 21 over the last four years, so what we’d like to do is build a life skills facility,” Mobile Hope Executive Director Donna Fortier said. “A lot of kids have been living in survival mode…they’re struggling just to get through every day.” Fortier, developer Leonard S. “Hobie” Mitchel and Jack Robinson, principal of Loudoun’s alternative Douglass School, were among several speakers advocating the zoning change at recent council meetings. The area is zoned for only commercial uses. Fortier said young adults would be handselected for the shelter, and the center could eventually expand to serve those aged 21 to 24.

She noted there often isn’t room at adult housing centers, and when there is, the homeless young people have to share a large room with “50-plusyear-old men,” and that isn’t the best environment for learning. “We think this would be a great solution to a terrible problem,” Fortier said. “We’ve seen a lot more kids who are couch-surfing or have a bad situation at home or staying in their cars.” In his support for the life skills center, Robinson said three or four students at Douglass are considered homeless. The new facility would not only provide housing, but also teach life skills such as balancing a checkbook, drafting résumés and working with mentors. “These kids don’t have anybody,” Mitchel said. “They just need some directions and help Continued on Page 9

Al Nevarez is the Democratic nominee for the Broad Run District seat on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. His party affiliation was listed incorrectly in an election graphic in last week’s edition. Ashburn Today regrets the error.

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ASHBURN MURDER CASE SENT TO GRAND JURY A first-degree murder charge against an Ashburn man was sent to a Loudoun County grand jury for consideration following a hearing in District Court last Wednesday. Mihn Duy Nguyen, 38, is charged in the Jan. 15 shooting death of Corey Mattison. According to the sheriff’s office, Nguyen broke into a Sonora Lane townhouse and shot Mattison,

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CHILD PORN LANDS STERLING MAN IN PRISON A 20-year-old Sterling man will spend nearly three years in prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges. Loudoun Circuit Court Judge Stephen E. Sincavage handed down the sen- Conor Layton Riley Flores tence against Conor Layton Riley Flores on June 8. In February, Flores pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography and six counts of possession of child pornography, second or subsequent offense. Sincavage imposed a total active sentence of two years and 10 months in the Virginia Department of Corrections. Flores received an additional 11 years and two months of suspended time. Upon his release, he will be placed on 15 years of supervised probation and he is prohibited from any unsupervised contact with minors. He is required to remain more than 100 feet from any school, child care operation, or playground, and successfully complete a sex offender treatment program. The investigation began in August 2014 when the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force became aware of an indiContinued on Next Page

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A report prepared for the supervisors noted that six Loudoun residents told the county that they oppose the development proposal. “All comments note poor traffic conditions in the area, largely at the intersection of Gum Spring and Braddock roads, heading east on Braddock Road, or on Route 50,” it said. In a separate but related project, Van Metre wants to build a 35,010-square-foot retail center south of Braddock. Loudoun’s Planning Commission was scheduled to hold a public hearing on that application Tuesday night.

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Loudoun supervisors and county staff members Tuesday celebrated the completion of the widening of a section of Riverside Parkway/ Fort Evans Road. The road was widened from two to four lanes between Sentinel Drive and Kingsport/ Upper Meadow Drive. The project took 13 months to complete and was finished half a million dollars under budget, said Joe Kroboth, director of Loudoun’s Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure. The final price tag was $3.5 million. The work has brought a major relief to residents, said Supervisor Geary M. Higgins (R-Catoctin), and it included safety improvements. 03-777-0406, or see loudoun.gov/animals. n

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Ryan Myers Raised in period: $600 On hand: $600 Broad Run District: Kevin Kuesters (incumbent) Raised in period: $0 On hand: $133.99 Joy Maloney Raised in period: $1,975 On hand: $6,937.97 Dulles District: Jeff Morse (incumbent) Raised in period: $4,325.70 On hand: $3,200 Kenya Savage Raised in period: $275 On hand: $831.75 Leesburg District: Tom Marshall Raised in period: $1,500 On hand: $625.18 Sterling District: Brenda Sheridan (incumbent) Raised in period: $0 On hand: $80 Ashburn District: Eric Hornberger (incumbent) Raised in period: $2,800 On hand: $753.83 Loudoun constitutional offices are up for election this year, too. The following are fundraising figures for contested races:

Catoctin District: Republican Geary M. Higgins Raised: $1,000 Ending balance: $25,451

CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT: Republican Gary M. Clemens (incumbent) Raised: $10,688 Ending balance: $57,865

Democrat Craig Green Raised: $2,883 Ending balance: $2,429

Democrat Eileen Tagg-Murdock Raised: $1,818 Ending balance: $1,316

Dulles District: Republican Matthew F. Letourneau (incumbent) Raised: $2,600 Ending balance: $15,995

COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY: Republican James Plowman (incumbent) Raised: $1,739 Ending balance: $1,810

Democrat Anjan Chimaladinne Raised: $0 Ending balance: $0 (Chimaladinne only recently announced he was running)

Democrat Bob Ohneiser Raised: $650 Ending balance: $1,438

Leesburg District: Democrat Kristen C. Umstattd Raised: $5,106 Ending balance: $9,919 Republican Will Estrada Raised: $6,405 Ending balance: $4,279 Sterling District: Republican Eugene A. Delgaudio (incumbent) Raised: $5,818 Ending balance: $84,727 Democrat Koran T. Saines Raised: $5,615 Ending balance: $1,942 All nine slots on the Loudoun School Board also are on the ballot this year. The following are fundraising figures for those races: Algonkian District: Debbie Rose (incumbent) Raised in period: $0 On hand: $83

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Bell are the other hopefuls in the race, having garnered their parties’ nominations last month after Ramadan and Democrat Jewan “Jack” Tiwari decided not to run. Suojanen said he wants to further the profile of the Libertarian Party and highlight its ideas, which he called more modern than those of the two major parties. The party isn’t going away anytime soon, he said: “We’re in fact growing.” It’s also important, he said, for voters to know that, while national figures such as Republican U.S. Sen. Rand Paul may be referred to as “libertarians” (with a small “L”), they don’t necessarily jibe with the Libertarian Party’s platform. For example, Paul has a good record on civil liberties and fiscal responsibility, Suojanen said, but he veers to the right of Libertarians on social issues. On the other hand, the 87th District hopeful said he would follow his party by endorsing notions such as gun rights and the right of homosexual couples to marry. He supports marijuana legalization, and he said he would back school choice by filing legislation to provide tax credits to parents who home-school their children or send them to private school. The two biggest issues in the 87th specifically are education and traffic congestion, he said. On the former, in addition to his comments on school choice, Suojanen said that teachers need to be paid more and that his work experience has shown him how education dollars could be stretched. On the latter, he would push for distance-based pricing on the Dulles Greenway. Suojanen is married and has a 5-year-old daughter. n

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seen a difference between the visitors to the winery and the early explorers of Dirt Farm’s brew offerings. “The beer crowd is chill,” she said. And the owners want to promote that atmosphere at the brewery, encouraging patrons to bring their children and (leashed) pets, and hang out in a 1940 stone lodge that houses the tasting rooms and on its expansive patios. Bruce Zurschmeide and his brother-in-law Denny Hammer have been busy in the brew shed. They’ve been working with a small brewing system that ferments a half-barrel at a time. Even with the brewery open only on weekends, keeping the taps flowing has been a challenge. That will change soon when the commercial 10-barrel system that arrived last month from China will come online. Their early recipes are earning good reviews. Last weekend three flavors were on tap: Work, a session IPA; Straw, a golden ale; and Tart 31, an ale made with sour cherries grown on the farm. They’ve also developed Ogden, a Virginia pale ale; Scott, a brown ale; and Boots Off, an IPA with 6.5 percent alcohol by volume. However, as those familiar with Bluemont Winery can attest, no matter how great the quality of Dirt Farm’s beer, the brewery’s breathtaking views will be the high point of any visit. n

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ith hundreds of students watching, Catoctin Elementary School Assistant Principal Benjamin Chiet, donned in business attire, announced over a microphone that he was nervous to go down a slip and slide covered in multi-colored paint. “Do it, do it!” the students screamed on Monday afternoon. By the time Chiet flew down the wet tarp for the fifth time he was covered head to toe in paint, and the students roared in approval. Chiet took part in the year-end festivity after Catoctin Elementary raised $3,625 through General Mills’ Box Tops for Education program. Each box top gathered from General Mills products equals a 10-cent donation for the school, and the school accumulated 36,255 of them. “That’s a sign of how responsible you guys are,” Chiet told the students. Out of 85 schools within 10 miles, Catoctin Elementary raised the second-highest amount of money through the program, just behind Mill Run Elementary School in Ashburn. Out of 2,318 schools in the state, Catoctin was ranked 27th. n

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s promised, Broad Run High School’s extensive renovation project will be done in full, and school leaders will divert money from the operations budget to make it happen. The Loudoun County School Board gave the green light June 9 to use $2.2 million in FY15 year-end fund balance to help bridge the gap between the $26.47 million budgeted for the project and the actual cost. Members of the Broad Run school community feared the 46-year-old building’s renovation project would be scaled down after initial bids came in several million dollars over budget. School administrators re-bid a trimmed-down version of the proj-

ect—without some of the interior work and improvements to the auditorium—and, last month, awarded the contract to Gaithersburg, MDbased Henley Construction for $18.9 million. The additional $2.2 million will come from unallocated funds expected to be left over when the current fiscal year ends June 30. That money will cover the cost of interior finishes and auditorium renovation, according to Director of Construction Services Gary VanAlstyne. “This motion does allow us to move forward with the full scope of the project,” School Board Chairman Eric Hornberger (Ashburn) said. “We’re just doing it in creative ways to be able to afford it.” Construction is slated to take place while students are out of school this summer and next summer and wrap up in August 2016. n

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On any given afternoon, Broad Run High School students find spots on the floor to eat and study.The school serves more than 1,800 students in a building designed for 1,450.


Charter School To Retain Management Of Principals, School Board Rules AT (Sterling), who was not present at the work session, has said she supports the staff’s recommendation because it would ensure that a non-school division employee is not overseeing division employees and students. “We saw some critical things missed at Middleburg this year, and to ensure that that principal is accountable and that school as a whole is accountable that principal must report as a Loudoun County public employee,” she said during the June 9 regular board meeting. The School Board also took straw votes on other changes to the charter school’s three-year contract, most of which were initiated by the school’s board of directors. School Board members agreed to shift the responsibility for English Language Learner services to the school division with the cost funded by the charter school, and to initiate a regional hub transportation model paid for by LCPS from per pupil assessment installments. The revised contract, which will likely be approved at the board’s June 23 meeting, will

serve as a blueprint for the proposed Hillsboro Charter Academy and any future Loudoun County charter schools. The full board was presented with the 226page application for Hillsboro Charter Academy Tuesday, after a committee of the board worked months with the applicants to fine-tune their proposal. A public hearing on the charter application is planned for Tuesday, June 23 at 6:30 p.m. at the School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn. Interested speakers are encouraged to sign up by 4 p.m. that day by calling 571-252-1020. The board is slated to vote on whether to approve the application that evening. If approved, Hillsboro Charter Academy will open in August of 2016 as a kindergarten through fifth grade school with an emphasis on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics). Any Loudoun County student can apply, and enrollment will be chosen through a lottery system. n

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he work of Tuscarora and Heritage drama students was recognized with five “Cappies” awards. The 16th annual Cappies (Critics and Awards Program) Gala, held last Sunday at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, recognized high school theater and journalism students from throughout the Washington, DC, region. Tuscarora High School’s production of “CATS” captured three of the eight awards for which it was nominated. The school’s winners included: Ryan Phillips, who beat out actors at 65 other schools to win Best Featured Actor; Carly Smith and Meghan Muldoon, who won Best Choreography; and Daniella Roberge, Emma Cox, Meghan White and Shelby Haley, who won Best Make-up.

Heritage High School won two Cappies for its production of “The Addams Family.” Cierra Marco won Best Female Lead in a Musical and the Ancestors Ensemble’s performance was recognized as the Best Ensemble in a Musical.

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the War of 1812, when it served as a temporary refuge for President James Madison and important state documents, including the U.S. Constitution. The president lived temporarily at Belmont, and the documents were housed at the Rokeby estate, off of Gleedsville Road. School Board member Bill Fox (Leesburg) said he liked that the name would be a good chance to teach students that Loudoun served briefly as the nation’s capital. “I think even elementary school students can appreciate the significance of that,” he said. n

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out his battle even though he knew he had no chance to attend high school,” she said. One woman told the board at its June 9 meeting that the people who make up Team Mathias—the group that spearheaded the creation of Virginia’s childhood cancer awareness license plates—had a petition with more than 7,500 signatures to name the middle school after the boy. The board also followed a community committee’s recommendation for ES-27: Madison’s Trust Elementary School. The name commemorates Loudoun County’s place in

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served 11 terms in the House. But several folks have come to School Board meetings over the past few weeks to urge board members to name the school after Mathias Giordano, a Loudoun student who died of bone cancer Dec. 7 at the age of 13. Mathias’ mother was among those who asked that the school be named after her son, whom she said made a significant impact on the greater Loudoun community. His love for learning never waned, even as he underwent intense treatments, she said. “He maintained honors classes through-

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he Loudoun County School Board reaffirmed its support for the traditional charter school model last week. In a unanimous straw vote of seven members present at a June 11 work session, the board agreed that Middleburg Community Charter School’s principal should serve as an employee of the school’s board of directors, not of Loudoun County Public Schools. That goes against school division senior staff’s recommendation to require that the principal be an employee of the division, a suggestion made after a rough first year with the county’s first charter school. Its first principal, a Canadian citizen, was denied a teaching license in Virginia and later denied re-entry into the United States. The school also was accused by parents of not adequately providing services to students learning English.

Tim Flynn, director of Instructional Services who was the go-to staff member to handle many of the Middleburg charter school’s mishaps, said the administration team recommended that charter principals serve as division employees because it allows the school system to “ensure the school is in compliance.” That’s how the only other elementary charter school in Virginia operates. The principal of Patrick Henry School of Science and Arts serves as an employee of Richmond Public Schools, according to that school division’s Public Information Office. However, School Board Chairman Eric Hornberger (Ashburn) said during the special meeting held on the matter that requiring the principal to report to the school division administration eliminates the flexibility that makes the charter school model unique. “What differentiates a charter school is essentially its management,” he said. Most other board members agreed. School Board member Brenda Sheridan

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also accomplished in business. Harry Wingo, president and CEO of the DC Chamber of Commerce, told the members applause for grade-point averages topping 4.7 of the school’s Class of 2015, some 483 strong, and keynote speakers offered plenty of advice that they need to take three steps: work hard; to equip the budding adults for whatever their serve, wherever you are; and don’t quit. future holds. Wingo encouraged the students to try to At the Patriot Center on Sunday evening, discern their life’s work and then go boldly in for example, Broad Run High School’s gradu- the direction of being their best selves, making ates got simple but direct guidance on success. changes to “explore,” and not be held up by But maybe that was to be expected as the anxiety. keynote speaker was a former Navy SEAL who’s “You shouldn’t worry about failing,” he said. “Don’t ever let fear get in the way of your dreams.” Dominion High career and technology education teacher Anthony Eifler told the school’s graduates at their ceremony Sunday that he knows exactly how they feel—and he meant it. Almost nine years ago to the day, Eifler was sitting in the same chairs awaiting his diploma as part of the school’s first graduating class. “All I was thinking was, ‘I can’t wait to get out of this school,’” he said. “You see how that worked out.” He encouraged the graduates, who refer to him as “Eif-dog,” to be open to the unexpected paths life may take them down. “Who knows, maybe we’ll see a few of you working here in four or five years,” he said, adding a serious charge for all 300 students: “There is nothing in this Ashburn Today/Vicky Mashaw world that you cannot accomplish.” A Stone Bridge High School graduate spots his family in On commencement day, many the crowd. More than 400 students made up the school’s graduates felt those words were truer Class of 2015. than ever.

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The Loudoun County School Board already is talking about the budget for Fiscal Year 2017—just seven weeks after it finalized a spending plan for Fiscal Year 2016. Board members held a work session June 4 to talk about the preliminary outlook for the NVCC LAUNCHES fiscal year that will begin July 1, 2016. It is much too early to know what the ENGINEERING PROGRAM The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virgin- school district could receive on the revenue side ia Community College will offer two engineering from the state and county, but there will be a few expected upticks in expenditures, Superintendegrees starting this fall. Engineering was added to meet the de- dent Eric Williams told board members. He said the board should expect “multiple mand from students who live or work near the Loudoun Campus. The college found that nearly million dollars” in costs for additional buses, fol300 students who live closer to the Loudoun lowing the findings of a study of the district’s bus Campus, located in Sterling, are driving to other replacement schedule. Money for buses was not NVCC campuses to pursue engineering degrees. included in the FY16 budget because Williams The engineering associate degree prepares was awaiting completion of the report. “That has students to transfer to a four-year institution to the potential to be a significant variable with a complete a bachelor’s degree in fields such as me- significant cost,” Williams said. “We want to start chanical engineering, civil engineering, chemical talking about that in the fall.” Another hefty line item will be an increase engineering, aeronautical engineering, and naval in how much school districts are required to architecture/marine engineering. A degree specializing in electrical engineer- contribute to the Virginia Retirement System. E. Leigh Burden, assistant superintendent of finaning also will be offered at the campus. To learn more, go to nvcc.edu/catalog and cial services, said she estimates that could cost the district an additional $13 million. select “Programs of Study.” Board members also talked about how they could earmark funds to expand the Bring

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prizes awarded to students in each grade. This school year, a Kindle Fire e-reader, a laptop and two bicycles were given away.

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QUOTES “YOU ALL MATTER. YOU ALL HAVE SKILLS AND TALENTS THAT THE WORLD NEEDS.” LOUDOUN SUPERINTENDENT ERIC WILLIAMS

“ULTIMATELY, FRIENDS, WE ARE THE ARCHITECTS OF THE FUTURE. IT IS OURS FOR THE MAKING, AND OURS FOR THE TAKING.” BROAD RUN GRADUATE INDU RADHAKRISHNAN

“THIS IS OUR COMMENCEMENT, OUR BEGINNING. THIS IS OUR TIME TO CHOOSE THE PATH THAT WE WILL FOLLOW.” DOMINION VALEDICTORIAN KATHERINE ARMSTRONG Dominion graduate Ethan Berrett certainly did. He graduated a year early and will soon start a mechanical engineering program at Utah State. “Today is the seal on the whole package of high school,” he said. “It’s like the end of one journey and the start of a new one, and I’m really excited about that.” For many friends and family cheering on their graduates from the bleachers, the day was bittersweet. Nikolas Moore, a sixth-grader at Seneca Ridge Middle School, quietly held a bouquet of flowers for his older brother, Joseph

Moore, who he calls “Joe Joe.” “I probably won’t see him for a while, and that’s tough,” Nikolas said of his brother, who will attend East Los Angeles College in August. “But I’m so excited for him, and I know one day he’ll come back and be sitting here watching me graduate.” See more graduation coverage at leesburgtoday.com. n Reporter Jonathan Hunley contributed to this story.

Your Own Technology program and full-day kindergarten. Williams said he would return to the board in August with proposals on how to expand full-day kindergarten, and again in October with more concrete preliminary FY17 budget numbers following the student enrollment “count day” Sept. 15.

curbed their concerns about how to use those skills in the real world. A poll of 4,000 students at 21 Northern Virginia high schools—including Briar Woods, Freedom, Stone Bridge and Tuscarora in Loudoun—showed they are confident about their money-management skills, but are worried about paying for college, getting a full-time job and having enough money to move out of their BREEDEN EYED FOR CULPEPER parents’ home. “We were buoyed by how much kids unSUPERINTENDENT JOB derstand about money management,” said Rob Terri L. Breeden, assistant superintendent ert Sowell, vice president of community relations of Loudoun County Public Schools Instruction at Apple Federal Credit Union, which designed Department, was one of three finalists to be con- and administered the poll. “What is concerning sidered for the superintendent position in Cul- is that they are already worried by adult issues as peper County. they look to the future.” Breeden did not get the job, according to The majority of students polled said they a spokeswoman for Culpeper County Public are confident about basic money management. Schools. It was offered to Anthony S. Brads, who Seventy percent indicated this confidence was currently serves as division superintendent for gained by a personal finance class at school, 65 Botetourt County Public Schools in Fincastle. percent said they learned it from their parents Breeden announced her resignation from and 57 percent learned money management by Loudoun’s school division in early May. She having their own personal saving or checking was Superintendent Eric Williams’ first hire and account. (Students could choose more than one started the position just shy of a year ago. answer to this question.) More than half of the students surveyed were worried about paying for college tuition, POLL: NOVA STUDENTS finding a job and, one day, paying rent. n

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COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL TEAMS BROUGHT HOME SEVEN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS SATURDAY IN TWO CLASSIFICATIONS ACROSS FIVE DIFFERENT SPORTS BOYS LACROSSE 4A FINAL LOUDOUN VALLEY 15, WESTERN ALBEMARLE 10

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t Liberty University in Lynchburg, the Vikings (17-4) scored four straight goals in the first four minutes of the final quarter to pull away for their first-ever title. It was one of two runs Loudoun Valley used to keep Western Albemarle at bay. After trailing by two, the Vikings outscored the Warriors 6-1 to start the second quarter, helping them to lead by four at halftime. Senior Mikey Shouse tallied back-to-back goals in that period. Shouse finished with seven scores. Loudoun Valley finished the season on an eight-game winning streak.

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Stone Bridge baseball won its first-ever state title.

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n Sam Plank’s final appearance as the Bulldogs’ head coach, David Mocabee pitched a complete game, while Michael Kuzbel went 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a stolen base at Robinson High School. Mocabee also doubled and drove in two runs, while Eli Quiceno went 3 for 3 as Stone Bridge (23-5) captured its first state title in baseball. Plank, who started the Stone Bridge program, is leaving after 15 seasons to take the same position at Riverside High School, which will open this fall in Lansdowne. The Bulldogs broke the game open with five runs on three hits in the sixth, including a two-run single by Kuzbel, a steal of home by Tanner Karafa and an RBI groundout by Josh Greenberg. Stone Bridge had 12 hits for the game.

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Stone Bridge defeated Atlee 10-9 Saturday in the 5A final to win its first boys lacrosse state title in school history.

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t Liberty University in Lynchburg, the Wolverines won their second straight state title. Woodgrove (17-3) led 8-6 at halftime as it struggled with the draw. But in the second half, the Wolverines used different players to draw, and the switch paid off. Defensively, Ashley Morris led Woodgrove in goal with eight saves. Senior Alyssa Cavallaro and freshman Aubrey Leszczak contributed off the bench, and senior defenders Noelle Muldowney, Kirsten Gerczak and CNU-bound Taylor Saville stepped up in the second half. Offensively, Taylor Saville had one goal, Courtney Olivier had three, Nora Bowen had six, Sarah Pantaleo had two, and Emma Leszczak had four.

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fter two years away from playing in the state tournament, the Spartans (20-1-1) came away with their fifth championship in eight years at Robinson High School. The title was Broad Run’s sixth overall as the Spartans won Group AA championships in 2001 and from 2008 through 2011. Senior Sara Deutsch, who normally plays a defensive midfield role for the Spartans, moved to the defensive backline to join her sisters, sophomore twins Anna and Leah Deutsch, and freshman Jessi Arens after senior Lexi Taylor suffered a knee injury in the fourth minute. That group combined to keep Stone Bridge freshman Amy Thompson (team-leading 19 goals this season) from scoring and kept the Bulldogs (16-5-3) offense off balance. Sara Deutsch, along with sophomores Kara Kimberl and Emma Kerns, scored Broad Run’s goals.

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ill Evans-Kavaldjian has a passion for the fruits of the earth and appreciation of the charm of everyday objects. They populate her luminous still-life paintings and lighthearted prints. Evans-Kavaldjian opens her studio, At Garden Corner, in the tiny village of Morrisonville south of Lovettsville to the public June 20 and 21 as part of the 10th annual Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour. Evans-Kavaldjian, her husband, Haig, and their daughters, Aislin and Nora, now in their 20s, have been fixtures in Lovettsville for nearly two decades. Evans-Kavaldjian grew up in Falls Church and studied painting and printmaking at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond. She got her first graphic design job in Arlington in

the late 1980s doing paste-up page layout work for a news analysis consultancy. In the course of her graphic design work, she began doing impromptu editing for the company and was later hired as a news analyst and writer before moving on to a position as editor and graphic designer for Arlington County’s senior adult newsletter. Evans-Kavaldjian, Haig and their young daughters moved to Lovettsville in 1997 where they bought a fixer-upper on the town’s main street, with Evans-Kavaldjian commuting and telecommuting to her job in Arlington. But she decided to shift gears in the early 2000s; she earned a teaching certificate from Shepherd University and took a job as a preschool teacher at Lovettsville Community Center, where she implemented an arts-and-nature-based curriculum. Evans-Kavaldjian then was hired to run the Bluemont Concert Series’ Artists-InEducation program, where she was in charge

of helping the nonprofit bring arts programs to local schools. But as a working mother of young children, Evans-Kavaldjian put her art on the back burner in the ’90s. “When my kids were little, there wasn’t a lot of art activity. Just a few pieces a year. I’ll never forget: I was working on a drawing and one of my kids found it, and I went to pull it out and it was drawn all over,” she said with a laugh. By the early 2000s, though, as her girls started school, she began ramping up her own work. The timing coincided with the family’s move to Morrisonville, a few miles outside Lovettsville. Home to a number of other visual artists, the village was a perfect fit, allowing the family to remain part of the broader Lovettsville community but also to have more space. The property included a garage that Evans-Kavaldjian turned into a dedicated studio.

The move also brought Evans-Kavaldjian closer to Potomac Vegetable Farms in Wheatland, run by her friend Ellen Polishuk. A decade ago, Polishuk often found herself short-staffed in the early part of the season before college student employees returned for the summer. Evans-Kavaldjian began helping Polishuk with planting and transplanting vegetables and also encouraged her friend to open a farm stand on Rt. 287 (PVF was already operating a popular stand in Fairfax County). Evans-Kavaldjian still takes a shift at the stand when needed. That farm—and her own abundant Continued on Page 36

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Committee, visitors can expect a weekend of inspiration and one-on-one interaction with the artists. To mark the 10th anniversary, WLAST will feature a few special events, including a partnership between artists and area businesses in a public art project based on the tour’s now-iconic symbol of the human hand. The colorful hand sculptures, decorated by tour artists and volunteers, will be on display at various locations around the county. “There’s been tremendous community and business support this year. We have many sponsors, and Visit Loudoun has been a tremendous help,” Manson said. The committee has changed some

of its promotion of the event, including “educating people about how to take the tour,” she said. Organizers also connected artists with peers in their particular area: “Sort of, ‘Here are your neighboring artists,’” Manson said. The anniversary celebration is expected to draw thousands of visitors to view the work of artists at 35 sites dotted around western Loudoun. During the past decade, the event has drawn visitors from 70 different communities and 11 states. A particular draw for the public is being able to talk to artists in the studios where they work. n


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7:30-10 a.m., 16501 Meadowview Court, Leesburg. Contact: 703-771-5334 An open house at the Loudoun County Adult Day Center. A continental breakfast will be served.

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7-8 p.m., Ashburn Library, 43316 Hay Road. Contact: loudouncountymastergardeners.org Learn to grow healthy vegetables on your deck or patio with experienced master gardeners. The event is free and open to the public.

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9 a.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. NW. Contact: 703-737-8039 Fathers are encouraged to bring a photo of themselves with their children. The cost is $3.

Party in the Park

Noon-2 p.m., Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Road. Contact: 540-338-5882 Gather on the playground for flag football and kickball. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Admission is $5 and includes popcorn, snow cones and pizza. Courtesy of Shelby Lynne

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Great Meadow International Competition

2-9 p.m., 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. Contact: greatmeadowinternational.com Watch area athletes compete to be on the International squad for the U.S. Eventing Team at the Pan American Games, a step toward the Olympics. One-day car pass is $40.

Live Music: Julia Kasdorf

5-8 p.m., Otium Cellars, 18050 Tranquility Road, Purcellville. Contact: otiumcellars.com Popular local musician Julia Kasdorf sings and plays guitar.

Live Music: Nathan Angelo and Steve Everett

7 p.m., Catoctin Creek Distilling Company, 120 W. Main St., Purcellville. Contact: catoctincreekdistilling.com In the ever-changing landscape of modern

8:30 p.m., Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Drive, Leesburg. Contact: leesburgva.gov Take in “The Land Before Time” under the stars. This event is free and open to the public. Pets, glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.

Live Music: Shelby Lynne

8:30 p.m., Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg. Contact: tallyholeesburg.com Shelby Lynne will perform songs from her new album, “I Can’t Imagine.” Tickets are $30 in advance, $35 the day of the show.

Live Music: Christopher Lopez Band

9 p.m., Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg. Contact: smokehouse-live. com Christian Lopez is described as a 21-year-old with the soul of a 65-year-old Appalachian bluegrass musician. Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show.

7 a.m., Piedmont Child Care Center, 9121 John Mosby Highway, Upperville. Contact: 540-592-3908 Event includes an untimed 5K and 10K. All proceeds benefit Piedmont Child Care Center. Registration at the gate. The fee is $20 per adult, $15 per child. Strollers are welcome.

Pancake Breakfast

8:30-11 a.m., Catoctin Presbyterian Church, 15565 High St., Waterford. Contact: 703-2449261 All-you-can-eat pancake breakfast. Free will offerings appreciated.

Lovettsville Co-op’s Seasonal Farm Market

10 a.m.-1 p.m., Behind Andy’s Restaurant, 2 S. Church St., Lovettsville. Contact: lovettsvillecoopmarket@gmail.com Lovettsville Cooperative Market’s fourth annual outdoor, seasonal farm market will kick off Saturday. The market features locally grown fruits, vegetables, lamb, chicken, eggs, baked goods, coffee, and maple syrup.

Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour

10 a.m.-5 p.m., self-guided tour through Loudoun County. Contact: wlast.org Visit the studios of more than 60 talented artists situated in the scenic countryside and historic villages of western Loudoun County. The event is free and open to the public.

Middleburg Festival of Speed 10a.m.-2p.m., 130 S Madison St, Middle-

June Book Swap

10 a.m.-noon, Claude Moore Community Center, 46111 Loudoun Park Lane, Sterling. Contact: 571-258-3500 Trade your books, CDs, DVDs and magazines. All ages and genres welcome.

Dulles South Public Safety Day

11 a.m.-2 p.m., Dulles South Multipurpose Center, 24950 Riding Center Drive, South Riding. Contact: loudoun.gov Loudoun County residents are encouraged to attend and meet Sheriff Mike Chapman and fire-rescue personnel and view various displays from law enforcement and fire-rescue. The event is free and open to the public.

Vineyard Tour, Barrel Tasting and Paella by Carlos

12:30 p.m., Hiddencroft Vineyards, 12202 Axline Road, Lovettsville. Contact: hiddencroftvineyards.com Enjoy a vineyard tour, barrel tasting and a plate of paella. Three tour times available 12:30, 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Tour and tasting/$10 per person, Paella/$15 a plate. Advance tickets required.

Great Meadow International Competition 2-10 p.m., See June 19 listing

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burg. Contact: middleburgfestivalofspeed.com Local and regional collectors of makes such as Ferrari, Porsche, Aston Martin, MG, Morgan, Austin Healy, as well as vintage motorcycles, will display their vehicles. The event is free and open to the public.

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8 p.m., Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. Contact: www. lastham.com A group of performers takes suggestions from the audience to create funny improv games. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for students and $8 for children. Reservations are recommended.

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Everett, who toured nationally as lead vocalist for beloved Washington, DC, pop band 4 Out Of 5 Doctors in the ’80s, is a favorite among local musicians. Everett now lives in Sterling and operates a restaurant, but he still performs regularly as a solo artist and in numerous collaborations. He returns to AOTG for the fourth time Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Town Green, 25 W. Market St. in downtown Leesburg. The concert is free. Lawn chairs or blankets are recommended. No pets or alcoholic beverages are allowed. Free parking is available in the Town Hall Parking Garage. The concert series runs every Saturday night, except July 4, through Aug. 29. For more information, go to acousticonthegreen. com.n

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Leesburg Sing-along

7-10 p.m., Leesburg location. Contact Lawrence Brand, 301-639-7608. This hand-clapping, foot-stomping sing-along takes place every third Saturday evening. Suggested donation: $2. Call for location information.

Live Music: Cal Everett

7-9 p.m., Leesburg Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: acousticonthegreen. com Acoustic on the Green features Loudoun’s own Cal Everett. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are encouraged. Smoking, alcoholic beverages and pets and prohibited. The event is free.

Live Music: Julia and Lynn Kasdorf

8 p.m., Monks BBQ, 251 N. 21st St., Purcellville. Contact: monksq.com Local favorites Julia and Lynn play guitar and pedal steel.

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International Competition 7 am-noon, See June 19 listing

Western Loudoun Artist Studio Tour 10 a.m., See June 20 listing

Live Music: Emily Guagliardi

2-5 p.m., North Gate Vineyard, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville. Contact: northgatevineyard.com Enjoy folk music by Emily Guagliardi. Shucking Around will serve fresh Chesapeake Bay oysters all day. No cover charge for music.

Monday, June 22

John Champe Golf Classic

7:30 a.m., Bull Run Golf Club, 3520 James Madison Highway, Haymarket. Contact: 703475-2553 All proceeds benefit the athletic programs at John Champe High School in Aldie. The fee is $150 per person.

Keep your Gardens Growing Strong

7-8:30 p.m., Philomont Community Center, 36592 Jeb Stuart Road. Contact: 540-338-5882 Hear from a Virginia Master Gardener on the award-winning Garden to Table (G2T) team. The team is dedicated to helping county residents establish organic fruit and vegetable gardens. The event is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, June 23 Movie Night

5 p.m., Leesburg Senior Center, 102 North St. Contact: 703-737-8039 The center will show “About Time,” a romantic comedy from director Richard Curtis starring Rachel McAdams. Admission is $2, and snacks will be sold before the movie.

Wednesday, June 24 Potomac Valley Audubon Society Bird Walk

7 a.m., Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship, 11661 Harpers Ferry Road, Purcellville. Contact: potomacaudubon.org This three-mile trip should offer opportunities to see a variety of birds. Pre-registration is recommended. The event is free and open to the public.

Weed and Waste Warrior Trail Cleanup

5 p.m., Chapman DeMary Trail, 355 N. Hatcher Ave., Purcellville. Contact: www. signupgenius.com/go/10c0a49adae28abf49weed Join volunteers to help maintain and enhance the trail. The goal is to clean up the habitat and help native plants throughout the area thrive.

Thursday, June 25 HomeAid Barbecue

4-7 p.m., The Barn at One Loudoun, 20450 Savin Hill Drive, Ashburn. Contact: homeaidnova.org Enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecue, raffles and games. The event will help continue to provide safe and stable housing for the homeless. Tickets are $35 and include one raffle ticket.

Live Music: Sister Hazel

8:30 p.m., Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg. Contact: tallyholeesburg.com Sister Hazel has built an empire of “Hazelnuts” through savvy marketing, hard work and hard rocking. Tickets are $29 in advance, $34 at the door. n


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garden—have been a rich source of inspiration for the painter, who has an eye for the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables. At this weekend’s Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour, she’ll showcase paintings of cherry tomatoes and yellow squash inspired by a shift at the farm stand, as well as a charming farm ABC series, focusing on various aspects of farm life including vegetables, buildings, equipment and pollinators. Like the iconic post-impressionist Paul Cezanne, she’s drawn to the geometric, almost abstract elements of the still life. “When I was in school, my paintings were rather abstract, and I think they still have some of that quality: the shapes and the light and the shadows. They’re almost geometric,” she said. “I’m drawn to fruits and vegetables. … It’s kind of static, but there’s a lot going on if you pay attention.” The act of painting can be meditative for Evans-Kavaldjian and requires a dedicated chunk of time. “I’m a very slow painter, a very contemplative painter,” she said. “It’s hard to get to that

“I’m a very slow painter, a very contemplative painter. It’s hard to get to that space, though, and I have to have a lot of time because I need to feel like there’s no pressure on me, or I can’t get into the zone.” Jill Evans-Kavaldjian

space, though, and I have to have a lot of time because I need to feel like there’s no pressure on me, or I can’t get into the zone.” And while her paintings are painstakingly crafted, when Evans-Kavaldjian is in a lighter mood or busy with work or family obligations, she turns to printmaking. Printmaking “is more like an extension of my graphic design work. I can plot them and plan them and draw them out bit by bit

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and then carve the block,” she said. “It can be compartmentalized into different tasks: the planning, the carving, the printing and the framing.” Her paintings and prints appeal to different visitors for different reasons. “There’s definitely a sense of humor” in the prints, she said. “They’re more hip and modern and more fun.” Evans-Kavaldjian participated in the second edition of WLAST as a visitor in 2006, and applied to exhibit the following year. She’s been welcoming visitors to her studio ever since. She will host the tour this year with a fellow artist, ceramicist Amy Manson, as a coexhibitor in her studio. And while her own work is a big part of her life, Evans-Kavaldjian also has made promoting other Loudoun artists a focus. Since 2012, she has been director of the Round Hill Arts Center, located near the Hill High Country Store, west of the town. She oversees the nonprofit’s growing education program, which includes classes in the visual and performing arts for adults and children. And last year, she became president of the Loudoun Arts Council. “I’m a great supporter of the arts, and the thread that’s winding through all of my different jobs and careers is that,” she said. n Jill Evans-Kavaldjian will open her studio for the Western Loudoun Artists Studio Tour June 20 and 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with ceramicist Amy Manson. Evans-Kavaldjian and Manson will do collaborative, interactive demos at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. both days. The studio is at 38615 Morrisonville Road. For more information on Evans-Kavaldjian, go to artatgardencorner.net. For more information on WLAST, go to wlast.org.

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TOWN OF LEESBURG NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER REZONING APPLICATION TLZM-2014-0001 POTOMAC STATION MARKET PLACE CONCEPT PLAN AND PROFFER AMENDMENTS Pursuant to Sections 15.2-1427, 15.2-2204, 15.2-2205 and 15.2-2285 of the Code of Virginia, 1950, as amended, the Leesburg Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., in the Town Council Chambers, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176 to consider Rezoning Concept Plan and Proffer Amendment Application TLZM-2014-0001, Potomac Station Market Place, a request by Potomac Station Mixed Use LLC. The Applicant proposes to amend the TLZM-154 Potomac Station and TLZM 2006-0011, Market Square at Potomac Station Concept Plan and Proffers as described below: • Revise the residential density from 320 multi-family dwellings to 55 age restricted multi-family dwellings, 42 two-over-twos (stacked townhouses) and 61 conventional townhouses, for a total of 158 dwelling units • Revise the maximum commercial density from 154,000 square feet to 33,000 square feet • Revise the Concept Plan layout • Revise the Concept Plan general notes, details, zoning tabulations and development standards • Create Architectural Design Guidelines • Revise proffers to reflect the changes in permissible uses and density, related design elements, public improvements, and proffer guidelines. The Applicant has requested zoning modifications which include, but are not limited to: • TLZO Sec. 8.3.2 Lot Size, to reduce the minimum lot size to 1,000 square feet. • TLZO Sec. 8.5.6 Open Space, to reduce the minimum public open space to one acre. • TLZO Sec. 9.3.24.f Canopy Height, to increase the lowest point of the canopy fascia to 17’-6” and an overall height of 20’-9”. • TLZO Sec. 10.4.5.C.2 AC Units, to permit a ten-foot (10’) encroachment into rear yards. • TLZO Sec. 10.4.5.C.5 Decks, to permit decks within 12 feet of the rear property line: • TLZO Sec. 12.3.1.C Tree Canopy Coverage, to reduce the required canopy coverage to 10%. • TLZO Sec. 12.8.2.G.2 Buffer-yards, to reduce the width of Buffer-yard A to 25 feet, and reduce the amount of evergreen trees in Buffer-yard B. • TLZO Sec. 12.8.3 Buffer-yards, to reduce the width of Buffer-yard B to 10 feet, eliminate Buffer-yard C, reduce Buffer-yard D to 5 feet, reduce buffer-yard G to a variable width, eliminate Buffer-yard K, and reduce Buffer-yard L to 15 feet. • TLZO Sec. 12.11.4, to waive the 0.5fc (foot-candle) illumination maximum along public streets. The property is identified by Loudoun County Property Identification Numbers (PIN) 148-27-3578 and 148-37-4614, having 14.9 acres within the Town of Leesburg. The property is zoned PRC (Planned Residential Community) and is identified as Community Commercial on the Town Plan’s Land Use Policy Map. The Town Plan recommends a maximum nonresidential square footage of 250,000 square feet, and a residential density of one dwelling unit per each 600 square feet of nonresidential use. The resulting Potomac Station Mixed Use Center will be 193,000 square feet and the resulting residential density will be 308 units or one dwelling unit per 626 square feet of nonresidential use. Copies and additional information regarding this Rezoning Concept Plan Amendment application are available at the Department of Planning and Zoning located on the second floor of 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 Michael Watkins, Senior Planner, at 703-737-7920 or via email at mwatkins@leesburgva.gov. At these hearings, all persons desiring to express their views concerning these matters will be heard. Persons requiring special accommodations at this Planning Commission meeting should contact the Clerk of Commission at (703) 771-2434 three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711. Ad# 6441

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In accordance with Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended, Sections 15.2-1102, 15.2-1806, 15.2-1411 and 15.2-1129.1, the Leesburg Town Council will hold a public hearing on: Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA

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(d) Nondomestic animals and reptiles. No person in any park shall have been responsible for the entry of any nondomestic animal or reptile, unless authorized by the Director. Sec. 7-2. – District boundaries and date established. The boundaries of the Leesburg Arts and Culture District are set forth on the map entitled "Leesburg Arts and Cultural District," dated March 8, 2011 June 23, 2015, as maintained in the town manager's office, the provisions of which map are incorporated fully herein by reference. The designation of the area as an arts and cultural district (hereinafter referred to as "district") shall not in any respect override any applicable Town Code regulatory requirements including, but not limited to zoning regulations, fire code, nuisance, and building and property maintenance codes, unless specifically set forth in this chapter. A copy of the proposed ordinances are 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. 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 at 703-771-2733, three days in advance of the meeting. For TTY/TDD service, use the Virginia Relay Center by dialing 711. Ad #6449

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Sec. 26-24. – Prohibited uses of parks. All permission or approvals required by this subsection shall be given upon a showing that public peace and safety will not be endangered and a further showing that no law or ordinance will be violated. (10) Missiles and fireworks. No person in a park shall carry, shoot, fire, explode or throw any fireworks, firecrackers, rockets, torpedoes, radio-controlled aircraft or missiles of any kind in any park without a permit from the director.

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(a) Created and established. The Leesburg Technology and Communications Commission is hereby established and created. (b) Powers and duties. The Leesburg Technology and Communications Commission makes recommendations to the town council for the efficient, economical, and productive use of technology and telecommunications for the town's residents and businesses. (c) Additional powers and duties. The following shall be additional powers and duties of the Leesburg Technology and Communications Commission: (1) To make recommendations regarding the operation, staffing, maintenance, capital improvements and funding of the department of information technology. (2) To maintain a continuous oversight and review of cable system operations and advise the town on grantee's compliance with the terms of its contract. (3) To develop and maintain a town technology plan including recommendations on the utilization and enhancements to the town's public communications media, especially utilizing cell phones, the internet, and other public computer-based technologies.

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(a) Recreated and reestablished. The Leesburg Economic Development Commission is hereby recreated and reestablished. (b) Duties. The Leesburg Economic Development Commission’s mission is to foster the economic vitality and stability of the town. The commission works to retain/expand existing businesses, attract/recruit desirable new businesses, to review the town's regulations and procedures as they relate to economic development, and enhance economic activities that will benefit local businesses and residents. (c) Membership. Membership, exclusive of the rules exclusive of the rules outlined in division 1 of this article, membership may consist of town residents, town property owners, town business owners, or anyone employed inside the town. At least four members shall be town residents. (d) Additional powers and duties. (1) To work with all organizations impacting economic development in the Greater Leesburg Area. (2) To help review and recommend to council all proposals that affect economic development requiring council action. (3) To offer guidance in developing and/or updating annually comprehensive economic development businesses plan (short/intermediate/long range with targeted and measurable goals, objectives and strategies; subject to council approval) and assist with implementation. (4) To make specific policy recommendations to the council pertaining to economic development. (5) To assist in reviewing proposed annual budgets for town expenditures related to economic development and making budgetary recommendations to the council. (6) To help identify and pursue sources of public and private grant funds for local economic development initiatives. (7) To publicize the economic development program to gain acceptance in the community. (8) To assist in the development of an effective communication effort between the town government and the private business community. (9) To help identify possible improvements in community services and infrastructure, both public and private, which enhance economic development. (10) To assist in formulating recommend policies and practices for the retention and expansion of existing businesses. (11) To assist in the promotion of economic development through close coordination with the County's economic development activities and statewide initiatives. (12) To assist in the promotion of tourism through close coordination with the tourism efforts in the town, county and statewide initiatives. (13) To assist in development of town-wide special events through coordination with the Leesburg Parks and Recreation Commission.

NOTE: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at www.abc.virginia.gov or 800-552-3200.

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at which time the public shall have the right to present oral and written testimony on proposed amendments to the Town Code. The following ordinances will be discussed and may be enacted in whole or in part:

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CHAPTER 7 (ARTS AND CULTURAL DISTRICT), SECTION 7-2 (DISTRICT BOUNDARIES AND DATE ESTABLISHED).

Cultured, LLC trading as Cultured, 212A Loudoun St SE Leesburg, Loudoun Virginia 20175-3108. The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) for a Wine and Beer On and Off Premises License to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages.

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PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY North Spring Behavioral Healthcare, a subsidiary of Universal Health Services, Inc. (UHS), is an 82-bed, Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services (DBHDS)-licensed, and Joint Commission approved residential treatment facility for residents ages 9 - 17. In August of 2015 we are expanding our services by opening a 15-bed Acute Psychiatric Services Unit on the campus grounds. We are seeking qualified Psychiatrists and Psychiatric Nurse Practioners to serve on an on-call basis.

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• Admit, discarge, assess, plan, implement, and evaluate patient care. • Actively participates in applicable treatment team meetings. • Assess, direct, and intervene in crisis situations. • Diagnose, prescribe medication, monitor medication side effects and participate in the treatment process of patients & consults on admissions decisions, as necessary.

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

If you are ready to join our fabulous team please send resume to lgray@lmgdoctors.com or fax to 703-726-0804.

Trump NaTioNal Golf Club We are seeking individuals

1. Collaborates with Medical Director on psychiatric histories and assessments. 2. Collaborates with Medical Director on medical illnesses and injuries. 3. Obtains and writes physician orders based on results of assessments. 4. Leads group therapy sessions as needed.

Accounts Payable Clerk

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Groundskeepers

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Leesburg is the seat of one of the fastest growing counties in the nation with a current population of 49,500. The Town of Leesburg offers an excellent benefits package to all full-time regular employees including employer paid pension program, medical insurance including vision and dental. Life insurance, long-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, vacation and sick leave, 12½ paid holidays per year, recreation benefits, credit union membership and deferred compensation program.

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REGULAR FULL=TIME POSITIONS Deputy Director of Utilities/Utilities..............................................................................................................$81,943 - $137,534 DOQ.............................................................................................Closing Date: June 30, 2015 Required: Bachelor’s Degree in civil or environmental engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience; seven years of progressively responsible engineering experience relating to the design and construction of public water and sewer facilities, including three years of management/supervisory responsibility; Registration as a professional engineer in the Commonwealth of Virginia or ability to obtain within one year of appointment; possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Preferred: Master’s Degree in environmental, civil, water resources or sanitary engineering; ten years of progressively responsible engineering experience relating to the design and construction of public water and sewer facilities including responsibility for inspections; demonstrated record of involvement in water or wastewater associations; local government water and/or wastewater experience; experience with GIS, asset management, and automated reading systems; bilingual in English/Spanish Police Officer/LPD.........................................................................................................................................$53,233 - $87,833 DOQ.................................................................................................Closing Date: July 31, 2015 Required: HS Diploma/GED; must be 21 years of age at time of appointment with U.S. Citizenship; possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record; successful completion of basic law enforcement officers training program prescribed by the Commonwealth of Virginia; external consideration for employment above the basic level requires compliance with the Leesburg Police Department’s Career Development Program. Preferred: Virginia DCIS Certification; bilingual in English/Spanish REGULAR PART-TIME POSITION Outreach Program Coordinator/Parks and Recreation...................................................................................$19.96-$33.51/hr.......................................................................................................Closing Date: Open until Filled Required: HS/GED; min. of one year of supervisory work in serving at-risk youth in a recreation environment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; certified in CPR and Standard First Aid (or ability to obtain within one month of employment) Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree in recreation management, recreation and leisure, physical education, social services or related area; min. of one year of exp. in a recreational setting; bilingual in English/Spanish Work Schedule: Monday – Friday during school year, 2:00pm-6:00pm; benefits prorated Summer hours—4 four-hour days and 1 eight-hour day 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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Great opportunity to join a large property company with excellent benefits including 401K. EOE

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School Bus Driver Positions Open Now Loudoun County Public Schools, Pupil Transportation

* STARTING PAY $17.74/hr * PAID TRAINING * EXCELLENT BENEFITS * You must apply online @ www.lcps.org/trans AND you must submit your 7-year employment driving record from the DMV. Your driving record can be sent Attn: Training — faxed (703-779-8965), mailed (42000 Loudoun Center Pl, Leesburg, VA 20175) or e-mailed (tammy.minkin@lcps.org).

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The ideal candidate will have a record of success in sales positions, preferably in a business-to-business environment, as well as a willingness and ability to develop new leads and make cold calls on businesses throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William and Stafford Knowledge of ad design and Adobe Creative Suite is preferred. This is a full-time position with a small base salary, a book of existing business, and unlimited commission opportunities. Benefits include paid holidays and vacations, medical and dental insurance, and a 401(k). Apply online or via e-mail to: pgrose@leesburgtoday.com

Processing will begin ONLY after receiving BOTH your application and your driving record. Please call the Training Office when your application is complete at 571-252-1720.

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Applicant must have previous exper with LIHTC program and/or Project Based Section 8, strong leasing skills, computer proficiency, excellent customer service skills and be detail oriented. Previous experience working with seniors a plus.

Northern Virginia Media Services seeks a hard-working, self-starting sales and marketing professional to join our growing team.

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Northern Virginia Media Services has an immediate opening for a full-time photographer at the Belvoir Eagle, a 16,000-circulation weekly newspaper serving the Fort Belvoir U.S. Army base in Fairfax, Va., just outside the nation’s capital. The person who gets the job will be a talented photographer comfortable working in a military environment. The successful applicant must receive a favorable National Agency Check in order to receive credentials to enter military installations.

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Phone: 703-771-8831

Full time position available at our Leesburg location:

PROPANE DELIVERY DRIVER

We are seeking a self-motivated individual to deliver propane to residential and commercial customers. All shifts available. Qualified applicants must have a CDL Class A or B license with Hazmat and Tanker endorsements and a good driving record.

ICE DELIVERY DRIVER

We are seeking delivery drivers with a Class A or B CDL to bagged ice to commercial sites. All shifts available. Must have excellent driving record and be willing and able to lift up to 22 lbs at a time. Excellent wages and benefits package to include company paid medical and optical, dental, disability, and life insurance, holiday, vacation and paid personal leave, 401K and profit sharing.

To apply, or to get more information, call Shonda at 703-777-1184 or 888-628-0379. Applications are available on our website at www. holtzmancorp.com or can be picked up at our Leesburg office. Equal Opportunity Employer

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1928 Prayer Book - 1940 Hymnal

Sunday, 8:00am and 9:30am Sunday School and Nursery

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Leesburg Church of the Nazarene

Waterford Baptist Church 15545 High Street Waterford, VA 20197 540-882-3044 Bible based teachings Small friendly church. Everyone welcome Sunday School 9:45am • Sunday Worship 11:00am

Pastor: Rev. Jerry Turner

Phone: 703-771-8831

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www.EvergreenChurch.net

703-737-7700

Sunday Worship

You can belong before you believe

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SUNDAYS 9am & 11am

Children’s & Youth Ministry

19619 Evergreen Mills Rd, Leesburg Visitors warmly welcomed

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PRAYER BY APPOINTMENT Personal prayer with trained teams.

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Sunday School • 10:00 AM

Communion Service • 1st Sunday

Sunday Morning Worship • 11:00 AM

Corporate Intercessory Prayer • Tuesday • 7:00 PM

Children’s Church • 2nd & 3rd Sunday • 11:00 AM

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Reality Bible Study • Tuesday • 7:30 PM Ministries International

Christmas Service Dec. 23rd @ 11am Lansdowne Executive Center 19440 Golf Vista Plaza Suite #140 Lansdowne, Va 20176 www.holyandwhole.org

Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him ~ Matthew 2:2

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SMALL GROUPS & ADULT EDUCATION 18 small groups meet all over Loudoun. Adult Ed Sundays. Details on website. st

A beacon of hope ~ guiding people home Sunday School ~ 9:30 am Dynamic Worship ~ 10:30 am Iglesia del Nazareno ~ 2:00 pm

Worship with Holy Communion Sunday School for PreK - High School

1 SATURDAY HEALING SERVICE Monthly, 5pm to 7pm

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Come experience God’s love and power

Sunday School • 10am Morning Worship • 11am Bishop Tyrone E. Allen Sr. Pastor Wednesday Bible Study • 7pm Thursday Night Prayer via Conference • 7pm (1-712-432-0430 access code 190597#) Elder Vincent Wright Saturday Intercessory Prayer • 7am Pastor Saturday Prayer • 7pm


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A “Celebration of Life” Service took place on June 20, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. in the Crossroads United Methodist Church, 43454 Crossroads Dr., Ashburn, VA, where Rhonda and her family have attended for 15 years. The family will received friends from 1:00 – 2:15 before the service.

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Rhonda brought a bright ray of sunshine in the lives of everyone around her and made the world a brighter place. There will be a huge void in the hearts of her family members, students and many cherished friends.

DELAINE ANN SCHOOLING

Age 78, passed away June 2, 2015 at the Adler Care Center in Aldie VA. She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy Schooling, and is survived by her three children, Denise Dumont, Scott and Shawn Schooling, and her four grandchildren, Eva, Abby, Cassy, and James Schooling. Her life was celebrated at a private family ceremony, and she will be interred with her husband at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of cards and flowers, the family asks that donations be made in her name to the Alzheimer’s Association at www.alz.org.

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A lifelong educator, Rhonda touched the lives of thousands of children as a teacher and preschool director and finally as a much loved and devoted Kindergarten teacher at Liberty Elementary. She will be remembered for her beautiful smile, her positive attitude, her hugs, unconditional love for children, and as the world’s best cheerleader!

MARJORIE MILBOURN

92, a life long resident of Leesburg, passed on June 9, 2015. Services and interment will be held privately by the family. Please share condolences with the family www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com.

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Rhonda graduated from Pulaski County High School in 1975 and received her BS in Health and Physical Education (K-12) with an endorsement in Driver’s Education from Radford University in 1979. She earned her 5th year CLAD Degree from The College of Notre Dame in 1996 while living in CA, and her Master’s in Education in ESOL and International Studies from Marymount University in 2006.

She was an active member of New Jerusalem Lutheran Church. Also an active member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy where she served as president of Lee ChapShe is survived by her two brothers Stuter of Purcellville for 27 years and had also art McCuin of Gainesville, VA and Gordon served as Virginia Division Treasurer and McCuin of Nokesville, VA; her children Pat Historian. Cook and her husband, Roger of Manassas, VA, Brenda Thompson of Seattle, WA, and At various times during her life she was active Jack Weedon and his wife Trish of Ashburn, in 4-H Club, Scouting, Lovettsville Historical VA; her grandchildren, Kaylie Groenhout, Society, Lovettsville Oktoberfest and New Je- Brett Brannan, Jennie Stabler, Holly Harusalem Lutheran Cemetery Restoration. She ley, Wade Stabler, Jack Weedon III, Alexis was a recipient of the Thomas Balch History Weedon, and Nick Weedon; and four great Award in 2001 for her contribution for pre- grandchildren. serving Loudoun County History. Jeanette worked for the Bureau of Ships She is survived by sons Toby L. Rickard of (now Naval Sea Systems Command), InterPurcellville, VA, John W. Rickard of Lovetts- nal Revenue Service and Loudoun County ville, VA, and Frederick K. Rickard of Win- Commissioner’s Office. She retired from chester, VA. Brothers Robert N. Keister of Loudoun County in 2007. Harpers Ferry WV, Shirley A. Keister of Newark, CA, Mack W. Keister of Lovettsville, The family will receive friends from 12:00 VA, and Keith T. Keister of Lexington Park, PM until 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel. MD. Sisters Wanda Biller of Harpers Ferry A funeral service to celebrate Jeanette’s life WV, and Johanna Keister of Fairfax, VA. 3 will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, June grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. 17, 2015 at Loudoun Funeral Chapel with Rev. Jim Wishmyer officiating. A private family graveside service will be held. Memorials may be given to New Jeru- Burial will follow at Leesburg Union Cemesalem Cemetery Restoration, 12942 Luther- tery. an Church Road, Lovettsville, VA 20180. Or to: Waterford Union Cemetery, P.O. Box 275, Please share condolences with the family at Waterford, VA 20197. www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com

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Dorothy Keister Rickard, 90, died June 7, 2015. Born near Bluemont, she was the daughter of John David and Lillian Neff Keister. Her husband Walter Jasper Rickard preceded her in death in 1981.

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Jeanette M. Weedon, 78, of Leesburg, VA, Kevin T. Allen, 27, Ashburn, VA passed away passed away on Tuesday, June 9, 2015. June 8, 2015. Survived by parents Charles and Bobbi, brother Brad (Liz), a nephew and Jeanette Marie (McCuin) Weedon was born niece, both grandfathers and Girlfriend Erin on September 14, 1936 at Fauquier Hospital and unborn son. We receive comfort knowin Warrenton, VA. She was the daughter of the ing God opened his welcoming arms and late Mr. and Mrs. Ray McCuin of Gainesville, Kevin will have eternal life. A Celebration of VA. Jeanette (also known as Janet) grew up in Life June 13, 2015, 10:30 am, Colonial FunerGainesville, VA and graduated in 1955 from al Home, 201 Edwards Ferry Road NE, LeesOsbourn High School. In 1958, she married burg, VA 20176. In lieu of flowers donations Jack S. Weedon of Dahlgren, VA. They were to a charity of your choice. married for 42 years until his death in 2000. www.colonialfuneralhome.com

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Rhonda Mylinn Burnett Foley, 58, of Ashburn, VA, went to be with the Lord on June 8, 2015, surrounded in love at The Alder Center in Aldie, VA, after a miraculous 10 month journey with cancer.

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Completed his own circle of life, on the day of his birth, and in the company of his family. Former, Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Arlington County, and then sole practitioner, he became a founding partner of Siciliano and Daly, specializing as a trial lawyer in civil defense cases. A celebration of his life is planned at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Capital Caring Hospice. Please share condolences www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com

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I try not to think about this upcoming Father’s Day. It will be the first one in my life without my dad. He suffered a massive stroke and, after his initial treatment in Inova Loudoun Hospital, he was transferred to the VA hospital in Martinsburg. WV. He went there for years and thought highly of that facility. During the past two weeks of my dad’s life, I drove to Martinsburg every day. The long-term care unit has bright, airy common rooms and a large glass aviary containing nesting pairs of African finches, and along one wall is a huge freshwater aquarium, donated and maintained by members of a veteran’s motorcycle club. A courtyard has a koi pond with water lilies that were just coming into bloom, back in late April. When my dad died, I was halfway to Martinsburg to visit him and a Continued on Next Page


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Dear Editor: I read your article on “Regional Leaders Praise Rt. 28 Work Slated To Help 125,000 Drivers Daily,” and I believe the county and state are still failing at providing any real relief to our communities. Living in Ashburn since 2003, I have seen the county expand at unprecedented levels with no significant work being properly planned and coordinated to address the hemorrhaging of cars on our local roads. While I commend some of the improvements, Rt. 28 going north from I-66 to Rt. 7, especially between the Dulles Toll Road and Waxpool is clogged and an embarrassment for our county and state. The building and zoning within the county, which allows multiple townhouse and singlefamily houses on one acre, is unsustainable and needs to be stopped. Builders have been allowed to recklessly build huge developments with very little support to the infrastructure. Several months ago, I made calls to the governor’s office and VDOT. I learned that VDOT admitted the Waxpool interchange was a failure. During my phone call with a VDOT executive, I also highlighted that the flashing sign has not worked in more than five years.

Dear Editor: Over the past few years, I have become overly concerned with the lifeguards hired for our local pools. My pool in northeast Exeter Leesburg has been hiring outside foreign teenagers, I believe from the Ukraine. Last week, when picking up our pool passes, I noticed one of the lifeguards wearing a shirt that read in large letters “EAT, SLEEP, F…” We informed the pool management, and they were quick to respond and apologize for the incident. Teens being teens is understandable; however the language barrier is of most concern to me. These lifeguards hardly speak any English and understand even less English. When giving an address, they stare with a blank face asking “What” several times. In an emergency situation, when they have to relay to the authorities how will they be able to give a description of the victim when calling 911? (Drowning, Blood Pressure, Do they have a pulse, Type of injury, etc.) Are there no American teenagers willing or able to take these jobs? Back in the day, lifeguard was a prestigious job for not only a teenager but for anyone. The position came with respect and responsibility.

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doctor called with the news. They waited until I arrived so I could say my goodbyes and spend some time with him before he was moved from his room. The Veterans Administration has gotten a lot of bad press lately, but from what I saw, the hospital and the staff at Martinsburg deserve nothing but praise. They truly are a class act. The nurses were compassionate, and the doctors were kind. Not a one was condescending or too professional to be human. My dad’s body was covered with an American flag as he was wheeled out of his room, and all staffers present lined the corridor with their hands over their hearts as he passed. We received a card signed by all of them. Each signature had a personal note. I’m 58 years old. I was fortunate to have my dad in my life for so long. I’m glad he was around long enough to see this small farm thrive and our cattle herd making profits. The VA hospitals of America are full of old soldiers. If one of them is your dad, try to spend a nice long visit with him this Sunday. The VA does a lot of good, but the good they do isn’t newsworthy and that’s a shame. Tom Dukes, Purcellville

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s a resident of Loudoun County, you are likely aware of Lyme disease or perhaps even know someone with it. More than 300,000 people in the United States contract Lyme disease and children age five to 10 are most at risk. But did you know that Loudoun County has one of the highest incidence rates for Lyme disease in Virginia? In fact, the Virginia Department of Health reports that Loudoun accounted for 25 percent of cases in 2011. Because of the prevalence in our region, Loudoun has been extremely active on the local level with this issue. The Board of Supervisors even created a Loudoun Lyme Disease Commission in 2012. In the Virginia General Assembly, I, too, have been fighting for ways to help break the cycle of infection, as well as advocating better identification of the disease and treatment options. One of the newest technologies to fight Lyme disease takes an entirely different route and looks at an environmental answer in the form of vaccinations for mice. Yes, you read that correctly- vaccinations for mice. My first reaction when I heard that was to question why the vaccines target mice and not ticks or deer? I always thought that ticks get infected from deer. However, I learned that while ticks carry Lyme bacteria, they actually catch it from the white-footed mouse, not deer. The ticks merely use the deer for transportation. Therefore, the vaccines will focus on the host animal. I believe this is a promising environmental treatment method and it’s time we put programs like this into action to reduce expo-

sure and spread to humans. Up until now, our focus has been on the identification of Lyme disease and early treatment. I believe we owe it to the families in Loudoun and across the Commonwealth to take the next step and look at prevention programs that could be a game-changer in this fight. Ending Lyme at its source is one of the most promising options we have seen yet. This is why I partnered with Senator Jill Vogel during this past legislative session in Richmond to require Virginia to study this specific issue further. The budget we passed includes language that directs the Secretaries of Agriculture and Forestry and Health and Human Resources to study strategies for “point of disease” transmission prevention programs—such as vaccinations for mice. Their examination will focus on identifying sites for the first implementation, the cost of these programs and potential sources of funding—including grants, local, state and federal funding and private foundations. Recommendations will be made this fall to the General Assembly with programmatic and funding options. It is my hope that these recommendations will include public health proposals focusing on this exciting new field of “point of disease” prevention. Who would ever think that vaccinating mice could help prevent Lyme disease? It’s innovative methods like this that will help us battle Lyme disease in Loudoun County and the rest of Virginia. With summer quickly approaching, I know we will all be outside more than ever and will need to be vigilant about protecting ourselves from Lyme. You have my commitment that I will constantly be looking for creative and innovative strategies that will help us win the fight against Lyme disease. n

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The VDOT response was that they did not realize that and that the sign cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Since my call, the sign has been fixed, but little has been done to improve this traffic. I recommended to VDOT that the left turn lane be extended about one mile to the south so that the traffic looking to make the left flyover to Waxpool can get over sooner and reduce the chaotic traffic closer to the interchange. This would alleviate the traffic going north to Rt. 7 with very little cost. Additionally, it would pave the way for the Gloucester extension further up Rt. 28. Lastly, I would like this paper to investigate the zoning and the lack of planning in our county. I have written to our supervisors, but little has been done to address the growth, except the consistent reply of, “This is what was agreed upon over a decade ago, and there is nothing we can change.” We, the people of Loudoun, need to ensure our voices are heard to continue to make our county the best in our great nation. Jason Mello, Ashburn

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This Olympic-style competition for public safety officers from all 50 states and around the world will feature athletes competing in 61 sports at 52 venues throughout the region. The Games celebration will begin with the Opening Ceremony at RFK and continue with nightly entertainment at the Athletes Village and Expo at Reston Town Center. All competitions are free and open to the public. For more information on events and schedules, please visit Fairfax2015.com.

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