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oudoun County Supervisor Shawn M. Williams resigned this week, following his arrest early Sunday in connection with the assault of a neighbor. According to the Loudoun Sheriff ’s Office, deputies were called to a Wingfoot Court home in Ashburn about 1 a.m. for a report that Williams (R-Broad Run) pushed his way into a neighbor’s home and pushed the victim during a dispute. Williams was charged with simple assault and unlawful entry, both misdemeanors, and was held in the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center before being released on his own recognizance. The arrest resulted in the third resignation of a supervisor in recent memory, and it came months after reports from Williams’ past that involved alcohol use and domestic violence. That earlier news derailed his plans to run for the county chairman post on the Loudoun board, and this week’s incident would seem to make his political future look even more dismal. Williams exited the chairman’s race in February and resigned from the post of board vice chairman the following month. This time, though, county Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) said his colleague should give up his Broad Run seat. “This morning, I was advised that Supervisor Shawn Williams was arrested for an alcohol-related incident at or near his home and was taken into custody by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office,” York wrote in a statement issued Sunday morning. “Unfortunately, it has become clear that Supervisor Williams has a serious substance abuse problem. At this time, I believe that he should focus full time

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report from the College Board released last week shows a surge in the number of Advanced Placement exams taken by Loudoun’s public high school students. Just more than 6,802 students took 13,982 exams earlier this year. That’s up from 2014, when 6,470 students took 12,871 exams. The county school division’s average pass rate slipped slightly this year, compared to last

he Loudoun Wineries Association’s annual awards program debuted with high accolades last week as the county’s winemakers gathered to celebrate their best work. There were two top awards. The Chairman’s Grand Award went to Zephaniah Farm Vineyard for its Three Captain’s Red. The Chairman’s Reserve Award went to Bluemont Vineyard’s 2013 The Ram Merlot. Altogether the association awarded seven gold medals and 27 silver medals, topped by 12 special awards, representing the best among the 92 Loudoun wines submitted for judging. The association developed the awards program to showcase the highest quality Loudoun wines close to home. County Chairman Scott York (R-At Large) was on hand to lend his hand in boosting the county’s wine industry. He recalled the situation in 2000, when a new board of supervisors was


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of the reorganization of the LWA a year ago. “All of you members helped show us what the mission should be,” he said, calling the awards program an opportunity to promote Loudoun wines and improve their quality. The program is not a competition, but instead a celebration of the quality and breadth of quality of Loudoun wines. The extensive judging process, involving two rounds of assessment, was educational for all, Fedor said. Cheers greeted the announcement of each of the 12 top awards, emceed by Don Kinnan. Ten recognitions were given for the best wines in their category. Zephaniah Farm Vineyard Chairman’s Grand Award was for its 2012 Three Captain’s Red, which scored 90 points. The wine placed first in the Universal Blends category and received four silver medals. With 89 points, Bluemont Vineyard’s 2013 The Ram Merlot won the Chairman’s Reserve Award for the top wine produced from 100 Continued on Page 29

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coming into office and the future of rural Loudoun was in question. While some of its land use decisions, including a downzoning to limit residential development, were controversial, the chairman said, the effort to promote rural economic growth was successful. “We wanted those who owned land to have the opportunity to make money from their land,” York said, adding he was proud of the wine industry’s growth. Loudoun is home to 42 wineries. “We’re known as DC’s wine country. As the industry continues to mature and grow, why not Virginia’s wine country—or U.S. wine country,” he said to loud cheers. The awards were given during the Sept. 3 dinner reception at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne. Guests sampled wines at each of the winning wineries’ stations around the edge of the ballroom. Loudoun Wineries Association president Mark Fedor congratulated the awards program organizing team for the successful culmination of the nine-month effort, which was a product

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Students at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn racked up the highest average of Loudoun schools (1,666), followed by Briar Woods (1,640), also in Ashburn, while Park View in Sterling scored the lowest (1,420). (See how each Loudoun public high school fared above.) Loudoun students, on average, have gradually performed better on the exams over the past few years. After slipping by a couple of points to 1,590 from 2011 to 2012, average scores have since continually risen. That trend mirrors scores throughout the commonwealth. Virginia students posted an average score of 1,523, up by 6 points from three years ago. Continued on Page 39

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County border. Witnesses indicated the firearm possibly was a pellet gun, and a search of the area located discharged pellets. The suspect was described as a black man with dreadlocks who was wearing a white tank top and a skullcap. As a precaution, the area was cleared and outfitter companies were advised of the incident. The case is being investigated by authorities in Maryland.

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Also vandalized were a nearby sidewalk, the exterior walls and a pillar at Trailside, two school buses parked at the school, and a sign to Trailside Park. The vandalism was still being investigated Tuesday, and authorities weren’t sure if the graffiti was gang-related. In response to the incident, the Sheriff’s Office planned to conduct directed patrols and have an increased presence in the area. Detectives and deputies with the Community Resource Unit also were to canvass the area to gather further information. Anyone who has any knowledge of these cases is asked to call Detective M. Hall of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 571-2583043. Residents who wish to remain anonymous should call Loudoun County Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.


Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority Chief of Police Stephen Holl has announced plans to retire Sept. 19 after nearly 10 years at the helm of the authority’s police force. As chief of police, Holl has been responsible

for leading the more than 250 men and women in the Airports Authority’s police department who protect and serve travelers at Reagan National Airport, Dulles Airport and along the Dulles Toll Road. Holl joined the Airports Authority in 2006 and led efforts to enhance the training, preparedness and procedures of the police department, including activating a new communications center and emergency-operations center; initiated emergency exercises to prepare for critical incidents; and worked to strengthen relationships with the law-enforcement community across the region. Holl is a 42-year veteran of law enforcement, including service as deputy chief and acting chief of the Arlington County Police Department.


The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking witnesses to a Sept. 3 crash on Waxpool Road just east of Loudoun County Parkway. The crash between a Honda Accord and an Infiniti SUV happened at 8:45 a.m. last Thursday. Anyone who witnessed this crash and did not speak with law enforcement is asked to contact Senior Deputy M. Cenate at 703-777-57989 x 2172. n

CrimeLog Tuesday, Sept. 1 Larceny: Someone removed a bicycle from an open garage on Upper Clubhouse Drive in South Riding.

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Larceny: Someone entered a business on Millstram Court in Stone Ridge and removed a laptop and other computer equipment.

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in Sterling. Robbery: A victim reported he was selling items to an acquaintance when the buyer claimed he was owed money for a returned item. The suspect grabbed cash from the victim and fled from Waters Overlook Court near Leesburg in a black four-door Lincoln. Burglary: A resident of Banshee Drive near Leesburg found two bicycles he owned in a wood line. They were taken from his garage. Burglary: Two homes on Hooded Crow Drive in Courtland Village were entered. In the first case, someone entered the occupied home at 3:50 a.m. through an unlocked door, but nothing was taken. In the second case, the resident awoke just after 5 a.m. when a light came on. He found two people inside the home. They ran out a basement door. The suspects were described as white males in their late teens or early 20s. The area was searched, but no one was found. n

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ne year after his sudden death by heart failure, the Leesburg Town Council on Tuesday adopted a resolution of respect for business leader Scott Gustavson. Also, his family unveiled two memorial plaques on North King Street buildings they own. In the town resolution, the council noted Gustavson’s service in the Marine Corps and his volunteer efforts on the town’s Economic Development Commission, Downtown Improvement Association and as a Loudoun Habitat for Humanity board member. “Many in the Loudoun and Leesburg communities could always count on Scott as a business advocate, leader, navigator and friend,” the resolution stated. On the anniversary of his death, Sept. 3, Gustavson’s family gathered to uncover a plaque formally naming the office building at 15 N. King St. as the Scott Henry Gustavson Building. The plaque features a compass rose in recognition of his love of sailing. A second plaque was placed on the circa 1785 Daniel Losh House at 19 N. King St. It highlights Gustavson’s efforts to rehabilitate and renovate the structure in 2012. The building houses Leesburg Today and the corporate offices of Northern Virginia Media Services. n

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honor even after creating a sign that said “Kristin, please pick me.” On Aug. 28 at Wolf Trap, however, Chenoweth saw Connors and her sign … and picked her. “The initial feeling was holy cow, this isn’t actually happening,” said Connors, a Leesburg resident. “My heart was racing. But she gave me a hug, and it was unbelievable how quickly the nerves went away.” Connors and Chenoweth performed a duet of “For Good” from the musical “Wicked.” It went well and left audience members wondering who Connors was. The Twitter hashtag “whoisshannon” was used by many in praising her. “It felt like I was singing with one of my best friends,” Connors said. “It was unreal. That’s the only way to explain it.” After the show, Connors and her friends and family got to go backSonya Connors stage to Chenoweth’s dressing room, Loudoun County High which Connors called “ginormous.” School senior Shannon Connors, left, and singer She got a picture with Chenoweth Kristin Chenoweth pose in and received words of encourageChenoweth’s dressing room ment to follow her dreams. After getting back to her car, Connors phone was “blowing up after last Friday’s concert. with tweets and on Instagram.” “It was insane. I felt like I got so much attention for her concert,” Connors said. “Kristin tweeted at me, and Wolf Trap tweeted about me. It was really, really fun.” Connors plans to study musical theatre in college, and is interested in pursuing a master’s degree. And with the success of her performance, which included a glowing review on BroadwayWorld. com, she will continue to work on her singing. “It was definitely an experience of a lifetime,” Connors said. “It was basically a dream come true.” Video of the duet can be found on YouTube by searching for “Shannon Connors Wolf Trap.”

Nominations Sought For Tolbert Environmental Achievement Awards

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he statue of a Confederate soldier at the Loudoun County courthouse could be getting some company in the future, which probably pleases Pastor Michelle Thomas. “He seems lonely,” Thomas, who leads Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries International in Lansdowne, said last week about the statue. She was one of six speakers who urged Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors on Sept. 2 to support memorializing slaves sold at the courthouse and county residents who fought for the Union in the Civil War. And the supervisors obliged, voting 7-01-1 to allocate $50,000 to help with the cost of placing a memorial on the courthouse grounds in Leesburg. The move came at the recommendation of county Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large), who attended a July rally held by the NAACP’s Loudoun Branch in which the organization pushed for monuments for the slaves and Union forces and also to recognize that the courthouse is a registered National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom historical site. The $50,000 the supervisors approved is to be donated only after other fundraising for the memorial is complete, a process that mimics the rules for a similar donation the county pledged toward the creation of a Revolutionary War statue, which will be placed at the courthouse in November. Part of the allocation also could be used for an initial effort to ask the Virginia Board of Historic Resources to approve the placing of a state historical marker at the courthouse noting the Underground Railroad recognition. Work to secure that commemoration can be done a lot faster than what’s necessary for a more complicated monument, Phillip Thompson, the Loudoun NAACP branch’s president, said recently. Talk about courthouse memorials began after the June 17 racially motivated killings in Charleston, SC, which prompted discussion of Confederate symbols, including the Confederate soldier statue in Leesburg. That statue relates part of Loudoun’s Civil War heritage. But Donna Bohanon, who chairs the Black History Committee of the Friends of Thomas Balch Library, told the supervisors Wednesday that there are other portions of his-

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from noon to 4 p.m. at Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road in Ashburn. In addition, Loudoun’s Board of Supervisors last week proclaimed Sept. 20 as Military Appreciation Day in the county and presented a ceremonial resolution to a group of local veterans. Vice Chairman Ralph M. Buona (R-Ashburn) missed that Sept. 2 meeting because he was on a business trip. But, in a prepared statement released the next day, he said, “As a former Air Force officer, I have seen firsthand the sacrifices our veterans make on a daily basis. Military Appreciation Day in Loudoun County is an excellent opportunity to help connect the men and women who serve our great country with needed services.” As part of the FY16 budget process, the supervisors also approved the hiring of a parttime veterans coordinator to centralize information, outreach and referral services for veterans and establish a collaborative network of partners who serve veterans in the county. The county is currently recruiting for the position. For more information on veterans services, see loudoun.gov/veterans.

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on getting the help that he needs. While the board does not have the authority to remove him from office, I am asking Supervisor Williams to resign his position on the Board of Supervisors effective immediately.” Williams did so, submitting a resignation in a text message to York on Sunday. Then he followed up with a written statement Monday morning. “Yesterday I resigned my position as the Broad Run District representative on the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. I want to apologize to my family, colleagues, neighbors, friends and constituents for this disappointment,” Williams wrote. “On Saturday night after a long neighborhood party, I confronted my good friend and neighbor after he gave me what I know was intended as friendly advice. I want to specifically apologize to him and his family for my actions,” he continued. “This poor decision highlights a personal shortcoming that can no longer be denied

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Because the Broad Run District seat is on November’s ballot, a special election for a temporary replacement for Williams is not necessary, according to state law. So the board plans to name an interim supervisor who will serve until Dec. 31, and the county’s government announced Tuesday that it is soliciting applications from Broad Run residents who would like the job. Those interested must be registered voters and must submit completed applications by 5 p.m. Sept. 15. When that deadline has passed, the county staff will conduct background checks on the applicants, York said, and, depending on the number of submissions, the supervisors could discuss the candidates during a special meeting that would be called for Sept. 23. The time frame should allow someone to be in place before the board’s first meeting next month, Oct. 7, he said, and would mean Broad Run would go without a representative for only one supervisors’ business meeting. In the meantime, Williams’ aide, Caleb Weitz, will maintain constituent services for Broad Run District residents, York said. The chairman said the appointment process was developed after he discussed the matter with County Administrator Tim Hemstreet and other supervisors. It’s not clear if there’s a front-runner for the position, and York didn’t want to mention specific names that have been discussed. “A lot of names have kind of come up,” he said. One name being discussed in Republican circles is former Planning Commissioner Cliff Keirce. Running as an independent, he finished third to Williams and Democratic incumbent Andrea McGimsey in the 2011 Broad Run District race. Another likely candidate to fill Williams’ seat would seem to be Ron Meyer, the Republican nominee for the Broad Run District seat in November, as all the supervisors are Republicans. But Meyer issued a statement Monday morning, saying he doesn’t want to be appointed and risk looking like the beneficiary of a partisan maneuver. “Ultimately, I want our campaign’s ideas— especially to build a Greenway alternative—to be on an untainted ballot this November 3,” he said. Meyer said that the appointment would have allowed him to get started on his plan to realign Shellhorn Road as a Dulles Greenway alternative, but that that effort can still make progress with another appointee. “Please join me in keeping Mr. Williams, his family and affected community members in our thoughts and prayers,” he said. The Loudoun County Democratic Committee, meanwhile, called on the board to hold an “open, honest and ethically above-board process” process to appoint Williams’ successor and opposed any effort to tap Meyer, who faces Democrat Al Nevarez. The “appointment of any current candidate for that seat would be a process of showing favoritism and ignoring the potential will of the Broad Run voters, but it would be particularly inappropriate for this board to appoint Mr. Williams’ hand-picked successor to serve in his stead. Up until this week, Mr. Williams was serving as treasurer for Chairman York’s re-election campaign,” the committee said in a statement. Valerie Suzdak, who chairs the Loudoun Democratic Committee, hadn’t seen the county’s announcement of the appointment procedure when contacted by a reporter Tuesday afternoon, but she said that it seemed good in theory. “That sounds like it’s pretty open to me,” she said. Continued on Page 26



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Williams is the third sitting supervisor in recent memory to resign before the end of a term. Most recently, Tommy Dodson, a Democrat, resigned from his Mercer District seat in December 1993, and Ready Snodgrass, a Republican, was appointed Jan. 3, 1994. Howard Smith, a Sterling District Democrat, was appointed Oct. 3, 1989, replacing Alice Byrd, who resigned the previous month. But while this phenomenon doesn’t happen very often, it didn’t take long for this week’s version to become a political football. For example, Supervisor Eugene A. Delgaudio (R-Sterling) issued a strongly worded statement about Williams, saying that someone with his former colleague’s past “should not be in public office.” “It was good that he resigned,” Delgaudio

said, “and I hope he seeks treatment for his problems. I also pray for his wife and beautiful children.” In addition, the supervisor said that Williams “has received preferential treatment by the board.” That seemed to be a reference to when Delgaudio’s peers scrutinized his own actions over allegations that he misused his office and county resources. Delgaudio was not charged with a crime, and an attempt last year to recall him from his seat failed. But those circumstances have continued to be mentioned over the past few months as his attorney in that matter, Charles King, faced Williams earlier in the year in the battle for the Republican nomination for county chairman. King, now officially the GOP nominee, was said to be the person who released information about Williams’ past to the media and others. And Tuesday, he used the Williams matter to take a swipe at York, noting that Williams had been York’s campaign treasurer and referring to the former Marine as the chairman’s “protégé.” “I’m saddened by Shawn Williams’ arrest, Continued on Page 28


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and he made the right decision to resign,” King said in a prepared statement. “Shawn served his country, has worked hard to improve Loudoun County and is devoted to his family. It’s regrettable that Mr. York continued to overlook Shawn’s longstanding problems when he should have urged him to get the help many of us believed he needed. Selecting a man with serious personal issues to serve as his campaign treasurer and then defending that decision to the end shows incredibly poor judgment by Mr. York.” King also called on York to withdraw from the chairman’s race in light of the recent events. “The public is tired of career politicians thinking they are insulated from matters of right and wrong, and that incumbency means entitlement,” he said. York fired back with a statement of his own Tuesday, however, saying that King has “nothing positive to offer” as a candidate and that Williams and his family “should not be used or treated as collateral damage or a means to bolster Mr. King’s lackluster campaign.”

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t’s a cool but sunny spring day at Veramar Vineyards in Berryville—families, couples and friends enjoy the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains while sipping cabernet francs and rosés and snacking on Italian meats and gourmet cheeses. Meanwhile, inside the tasting room of Sunset Hills Vineyard, just over the hill in Loudoun County, the scene is full of chatter—wine educators are teaching people about grape varietals, explaining how the weather affects their taste and recommending what food pairs well with their Bordeaux-style wines. This is a typical Saturday in the place tourism leaders have dubbed DC’s Wine Country, where the ambiance is relaxing, the views are breathtaking and the visitors find themselves unwinding. Of the 230 wineries and vineyards in Virginia, 42 of them are located in Loudoun County and the list keeps growing. So how do you nurture this booming business and make sure it doesn’t bust? Local government officials, winery owners and winemakers agree that the answer is to plant more grapes to keep the supply local and to provide an educational program to train local viticulturists how to grow first-class, quality grapes that will result in superior wines. “Booming is the word,” Nate Walsh, winemaker at Sunset Hills, said. “As a whole the state cannot keep up with the demand. It takes five years from finding the land, buying the land, planting the land, getting vines to mature, before you are making the wine and selling it. We are in a mad dash to catch up to what we think the demand is.” The Rural Economic Team of Loudoun County Economic Development is aware of the state of Virginia’s wine industry. Years ago the department began the planning to help Loudoun become a top winery area. It invested in the future of local businesses to put grapes in the ground because staff was convinced there was a future for wine in Loudoun. Fifteen years later, the department continues to encourage local businesses and now has brought in Northern Virginia Community College to help support the local industry. As of this month, the college is offering a viticulture course at its Loudoun campus under the Horticulture Technology program. “We hope the program will assist the industry in training employees and improving the quantity and quality of the grapes grown and thus the industry,” said David Scheid, a professor who heads the Horticulture Technology Program. So as NVCC launches its new program, teaching staff is working with local vineyards and viticulturalists and interviewing potential participants from the industry to develop the new program. Sunset Hills has expressed interest in the program. As one of the largest grape growers in Loudoun County, it often looks outside the area for vineyard management and cellar crew because management has a hard time finding people who are well-trained. Now, NVCC is getting a chance to help grow the local talent pool. “We have said all along that we would be happy to be the provider of viticulture-related course work if the town (Purcellville) and/or the industry can demonstrate that there is sufficient student and industry interest in having a program with sustainable enrollments,” Julie

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Leidig, provost of the Loudoun campus, said. “We are hoping to see the program take off and My Grandpa has are happy to support rural economic development in Loudoun.” a real estate company The plans were to offer in Loudoun County, three courses, but Virginia. He’s getting two were canceled because of pretty old now. a number of factors and will be I would call one offered in the spring along with of my Aunts to sell the possibility of my house. They are one or two others. More than 20 stuall prettier & younger dents enrolled in the Introduction to Viticulture course, though, If you are thinking about which is more buying or selling your home, than NVCC expected. call If the classes Contributed garner enough A view of the Veramar Vineyard in Berryville interest, the college wants to establish an associate’s degree in viticulture, 20 years ago, said he agrees there’s still progress and maybe even offer a separate degree in enol- to be made in the local wine industry, but it has ogy in the hopes of making Loudoun County’s all the right ingredients to be great. “The most important is the quality of the among the nation’s best. The next step is for local growers to pro- wines. We are always improving,” he said. “Our Family Owned & Operated Since 1984 duce more grapes, according to wine industry Virginia wines are on par with any California or French or Argentinean wine. Virginia has Family Owned & Operated Since 1984 leaders. Jack Lawlor, Realtor®, Principal Broker “Virginia is already the number five the same latitude as France. Our climates are Jacqueline Lawlor, Assoc. Broker JackRealtor®, Lawlor, Realtor®, Principal Broker identical. Our soil is the same—Virginia wine [grape] producer in the country,” said Scheid. Dana Lawlor, Realtor®,Lawlor, Assoc. Realtor®, Broker Jacqueline Assoc. is here, it is great, it is here to stay. It is as good Broker But that still falls short of demand. LauraDana Lawlor, Realtor® “Virginia must at least double the acres as any wine in the world.” Lawlor, Realtor®, Assoc. Broker of producing grape vines in the next five years Lindsay Lawlor, Realtor® Laura Lawlor, Realtor® to maintain the wine growth,” said Jim Bogaty, Alexei Haughom is a student at Northern VirChristin Lawlor-Kelly, Realtor® Lindsay Lawlor, Realtor®who owns Veramar Vineyard in Berryville, ginia Community College. 20800 Ashburn Rd, #100 • Ashburn, VA 20147 Bogati Bodega & Vineyard in Round Hill and Christin Lawlor-Kelly, Realtor®

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Jennifer Sigal said attendance for the weekend events went up by 30 percent compared with last year, with a record 2,724 people attending the festivities. Forty wine and food vendors gave attendees plenty of good eats and tasty wines Saturday, showcasing what Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA-10) said is “one of the best features and economic drivers” of Loudoun County. Sterling resident Jennifer Pawlowski said the event is “one of the best kept secrets in the county.” “There’s no lines, it’s charming and beautiful, and it’s everything that’s great about Virginia wine country.”n

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visitors and to future residents, commissioners said, noting they do not want just “another shopping center in Loudoun County.” The plan was last revised in 1993, although the Land Use chapter was updated in 2008 when the Town Council used a boundary line adjustment to bring the 12-acre parcel into the town. Hynes said revitalization and infill development would also receive in-depth consideration, as the town approaches build-out. The town’s utility infrastructure capacity limits future growth to about 200 homes above what is already in the pipeline or been approved. The Planning Commission hopes to complete the draft plan by December, with adoption by the Town Council planned for early 2016. n

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he long wait is over and the smile on the face of 16-year-old Woodgrove High School sophomore Emma Crouch on Friday morning said it all. For well over a year, Emma has tended the Monarch waystation garden she created, patiently waiting for the first caterpillar to appear. The hard work and the wait were worth it. Late Thursday afternoon, Emma found the butterfly had emerged from its chrysalis. Friday morning, Emma held her newly born Monarch butterfly gently on her finger before releasing it above her Lovettsville home—but not before Emma had photographed and videoed the visitor. The new arrival is part of the Monarch mania gripping Lovettsville ever since Annee Olden put photographs and a video of her chrysalis and eventual butterfly on Facebook last week—garnering more than 1 million views. Now Emma’s butterfly has swelled the interest. For two gardening seasons—Emma, her sister Hallie, and her parents, Tricia and Gary Crouch, have been waiting for the moment when her carefully planted garden, full of native plants eminently chewable to Monarch caterpillars, including zinnias and milkweed, would produce its first Monarch visitor. Last spring, Emma, after getting permission from the town and the Town Center developer, planted a 100-foot-square garden in the tot lot at the end of Oakfield Drive, about a quarter mile from her home. Over two summers, Emma wheeled a wagon and 15 gallons of water down the

street every other day to water her plants. In its second season, the garden is filling out, abundant with marigolds, liatris, bee balm, golden rod, Joe Pye weed, milkweed, rudbeckia, coreopsis tickseed and Shasta daisies. Emma’s garden is now a certified Monarch watch site. A few weeks ago, Emma found a black, white and yellow-banded Monarch caterpillar in her garden. In growing excitement, the Crouch family waited—observing the transformation to the chrysalis, in which the growing outline and colors of the butterfly could be seen. Tricia Crouch is a teacher at Lovettsville Ele-

mentary and when she and Emma arrived at the garden late Thursday afternoon, there was the butterfly, flapping its wings and seeking escape. After photographing and videoing the fragile creature, Emma put fresh zinnias for an overnight treat inside the pavilion. Friday morning, before going to school, Emma opened the butterfly pavilion. For a few moments the butterfly rested lightly on her finger, then rose into the sky. To commemorate the moment, Tricia photographed the departing butterfly. “No matter it’s just a speck—you’ll always


made some alterations to the allowable uses. Commissioners will discuss the public’s comments at their Sept. 17 meeting, when they may vote on sending the package of recommendations to the council.

taking down tents, along with fire circles and cookware to try out; Zumba demonstrations; Girl Scout sing-alongs; and face painting, temporary tattoos and bracelet making. Snacks will be available for munching and STEAM activities include Soda Rocket Launchers, Marshmallow Catapults and a Box Car Derby set. Membership advisors will be available to register those interested in joining a troop. For more information, call 540-454-2231 or email communications7017@gmail.com.

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future of the town’s undeveloped 12-acre commercial property; the revitalization of the town’s central commercial district; and infill residential development within the Round Hill Historic District, which is listed on the state and national registers of historic places. On the commercial side, the 12-acre property is planned as a shopping center location. So far, no development application has been submitted for the property but the town wants the revised plan to reflect residents’ wishes and to be ready when a proposal is submitted. The Planning Commission has identified the use of that property to be one of the most important policy decisions in the new plan. The shopping center would define how Round Hill is viewed to

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he Round Hill Planning Commission is looking for residents’ ideas on what kind of future they see for the century-old town. A “Help Shape the Future of Round Hill” public workshop on revisions to the town’s Comprehensive Plan will be held at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15 at the Round Hill Elementary School library. Residents from the greater Round Hill area are invited to attend. The workshop is the culmination of the first stage of the Comprehensive Plan revision effort, which began last November by the Town Coun-

cil and Planning Commission when residents completed a community survey. Town Planner and Zoning Administrator Melissa Hynes said the data received from the survey has been used to direct the draft plan revisions. A final survey report has been sent to residents. The survey was followed up by a series of public meetings over the next three months, beginning in August. Hynes said the commission conducted a visual preference survey and a SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats) analysis. Three more interactive exercises are planned for the Sept. 15 meeting that will explore “Round Hill in 2030.” Hynes said discussions during the next two months will be focused on several issues: the

The Purcellville Planning Commission’s Sept. 3 public hearing on its proposed revisions to the uses permitted in the town’s zoning districts was rescheduled to 7 p.m. Sept. 10 after the Town Hall recording equipment failed. The proposed changes are intended to reduce the number of duplicative, redundant or inconsistent uses and make the subject more easily comprehensible to the public. ComPurcellville munity Development staff member Daniel Galindo has compiled a matrix that will allow residents and businesses to easily identify what uses are permitted in each zoning district. The commissioners held three public input sessions in July, following which they

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Emma Crouch tending to her Monarch waystation plants in Lovettsville.


Girl Scout Service Unit 70-17, that covers Purcellville, Round Hill, Lovettsville and surrounding areas, is planning a Girl Scout Fun Day on Sunday, Sept. 20. The event will be held in the field adjacent to the Bush Tabernacle in Purcellville. The unit will partner with fellow unit 70-6 in Hamilton. Activities are planned for all ages, designed to introduce girls who have never been scouts to what the world of scouting can offer. Activities include: archery, with professionals on hand to answer questions; camping set-ups so girls can practice setting up and


The Purcellville Garden Club will hold its flower show Saturday, Sept. 12 at the Purcellville Train Station. Hours will be from 1-5 p.m., with free admission.

know what it is,” she told her daughter. Just as with the Oldens’ caterpillar, it was the common milkweed that proved the attraction. Emma has been diagnosed with epilepsy and hearing loss, but she has never let that deter her from her goal. “She’s always been fascinated by nature and insects,” her mother said. She got interested when doing her Girl Scout Silver award project, working with the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy to save Monarch butterflies, so she decided to create her own waystation. She’s had a lot of help, especially from her Continued on Next Page

The club is vying for a national award for the show and has chosen a comparative theme for this year—“Art Around the World,” featuring work by the region’s top amateur floral arrangers and horticulturists as they capture their interpretation of masterpieces of artists ranging from Toulouse Lautrec and Rembrandt van Rijn in their own floral displays. Six nationally certified judges will score the exhibits, and there will be a Top In Show award. Local sculptor Jeffrey Hall, who created the club-commissioned bronze piece on display in front of the Purcellville Library, will exhibit some of his work.


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station in downtown Purcellville. Artists, photographers and potters whose work will be on show include: Alice Powers, Antonella Manganelli, Britt Heilman, Dave Levinson, Karen Hutchison, Sally Malloy, Sarah Huntington, Sherry Eastridge Long and Susan Breen. Musicians who will be on hand include: singer-songwriter Willie White, talented young musician Johnny Kasun, and old-timey country and indie-punk musicians Mink’s Miracle Medicine. Magnolias at the Lovettsville Mill restaurant will be serving food and wine. Art-in-the-TrainStation is a program of the nonprofit Loudoun Valley Arts. For more information, contact Cara Orenzuk at caraorenzuk@gmail.com or Liz Little at loudounvalleyarts@gmail.com.

As is traditional, the festival will kick off Friday evening at the Lovettsville Community Center with a community dinner beginning at 5 p.m., hosted by the Lovettsville Lions Club. Traditional German food will be served, including ham, bratwurst, sauerkraut and roast potatoes along with breads and desserts, until 7:30 p.m. The reigning Oktoberfest King and Queen, Dan and Becky Reilly, who were appointed two years ago, will face a stiff challenge to their thrones when the royalty competition gets underway at 6:30 p.m. Contestants will answer questions in four categories and will be judged on costumes, dancing, yodeling and their ability prepare a one-minute speech. The winners will reign over the main tent where the beer taps will open at 7 p.m. and local favorite Ghost Pepper will take the stage from 7 to 11 p.m. For the third year in a row, organizers will attempt to establish a world record for the largest sing-along of “Bohemian Rhapsody” by Queen at 9:30 p.m. A pancake breakfast will kick off Saturday’s roster, which will include vendors, kids’ activities, arts and crafts, German food, live music, dancing and—of course—lots of good beer. For information and a full schedule, go to lovettsvilleoktoberfest.com/schedule or follow on Facebook at LovettsvilleOktoberfest for updates. n

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mother who admired her pluck. She wrote letters asking for donations—and received them from plant centers including Southern States, Petals and Hedges, Catoctin Gardens, Abernethy & Spencer and Meadows Farms. Lovettsville ceramicist Kristen Swanson chipped in, helping Emma design four plaques depicting the life cycle of a Monarch, which Emma painted, plus some small plaques to


identify the plant species in the garden. “People were very generous,” Tricia said. Emma said she had learned a lot from her initial gardening experience. The worst problems are the deer. “They eat the tops off the black-eyedsusan and cut the phlox to the ground,” she said. It didn’t take her long to enlist the aid of Ivory soap as a worthwhile deterrent. As she recovered from the excitement of her first Monarch visitor, Emma had one immediate thought: to buy some more milkweed. n

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t was starting to sprinkle, but the students didn’t care. They bolted to Ball’s Bluff Elementary School’s new playground and spent part of Friday afternoon swinging from monkey bars, launching themselves down slides and scaling a mini rock-climbing wall. After five years of fundraisers headed up by the Leesburg school’s PTA to raise more than $37,000, the playground was formally dedicated Friday. Students not only got to test out the new equipment, but also got to snack on popsicles. They also offered a loud “thank you” to Steve Lan with Loudoun Pediatric Dentistry and Leesburg Tiger Den, which each donated $500 for the project. Jorie Gelnett, president of the Ball’s Bluff PTA, thanked the parents, students and teachers who helped make the new play structure a reality. She joked that the PTA had held fundraising events for the project for as long as some of the students have been alive. “We’re happy it’s done and that you can

enjoy it now,” she said. Gelnett didn’t mince words about how complicated the process was to get approval for a playground from Loudoun County Public Schools’ Support Services Department. The school division adopted strict playground guidelines last year that prohibit chains, any moving features such as swings, and any structure over 7 feet tall. “This isn’t exactly the playground we wanted,” Gelnett said. The PTA had plans for an “edgier” playground with more opportunity to climb and explore. “I pushed the limit to get what we could,” she said. The school division has traditionally left it up to parent-teacher organizations to purchase playground equipment, which means most new schools are without a playground for the first two or three years. In February, the School Board voted to change that. Now, the division will provide each new school a standard playground for between $50,000 and $75,000. School communities that want a more expensive playground can raise money to make up the difference. The board also agreed to use leftover bond

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he recent lack of rain has meant brown spots in some Loudoun County lawns, but the fields at Stone Bridge and Park View high schools stand out in a perfect kelly green. After 15 years of almost constant fundraisers, the Stone Bridge Athletic Boosters Club formally unveiled the school’s pristine artificial turf field, encircled by a new track, Friday. A dedication ceremony took place during halftime of the Bulldogs-McLean Highlanders football game. Park View High School, in Sterling, dedicated its new turf

field a week earlier. That project was made possible through a partnership between the Washington Redskins and the National Football League—which donated $200,000 of the cost—and the county government, which covered the remaining $800,000. The new fields are part of an effort in recent years by school and county leaders to renovate the athletic facilities at Loudoun’s oldest high schools. Stone Bridge and Park View are two of four schools to have the new fields installed years after opening. Park View opened in 1976, and Stone Bridge opened in Ashburn in 2000, 10 years before Loudon County made artificial turf standard for all new high schools. Last summer, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors

School Notebook WILLIAMS, DYKE HEADLINE CHAMBER EDUCATION FORUM Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s State of Innovation in Education forum Friday, Sept. 18, will feature special guests Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Wil-

liams and former Virginia Education Secretary Jim Dyke. Williams and Dyke will discuss why business leaders should champion education reform and help move schools “beyond the test mentality,” according to a press release from the chamber announcing the event. Round Hill Elemen-

agreed to kick in about $750,000 for the field at Stone Bridge, adding to the funds the boosters club raised, which was enough to leverage a $250,000 loan. Although the group brings in almost $160,000 a year, the booster club’s former president, Craig Ridley, said that when it didn’t look hopeful that any private or public entity would help make up the difference to pay for a $1 million-plus artificial turf field, the club instead paid for other improvements to the school’s athletic facilities, including the installation of a $40,000 video message score board. Ralph Young, president of the club, encouraged parents and students of the Ashburn school to keep an eye out for upcoming fundraisers. “We will need the continued support of the Stone Bridge community to pay back that loan,” Young said. Tuscarora and Woodgrove were the first Loudoun schools to be outfitted with synthetic grass fields when they opened in 2010, followed by John Champe in 2012, Rock Ridge in 2014 and Riverside, which opened Monday. Then the Loudoun County School Board agreed to upgrade the stadiums at the county’s oldest schools. New fields have since been installed at the 52-year-old Loudoun Valley High School and the 61-year-old Loudoun County High School. Next in line is 46-year-old Broad Run, where renovations are underway. Board members say artificial turf saves money in the long run because it doesn’t require water or as much maintenance. Supervisor Ralph Buona (R-Ashburn), who helped secure county money for the Stone Bridge project, has said that the Board of Supervisors’ funding partnership with the school— where the community helps cover a portion of the cost—could be a model for the five high schools that are still without the synthetic grass. Athletes at Dominion, Briar Woods, Heritage, Freedom and Potomac Falls high schools still practice and play on grass fields. n

tary School Principal Andrew Davis and Stone Hill Middle School Dean Mitchell Seipt will join the panel discussion. “There is a growing perception that our elementary and secondary schools are overburdened by testing and unable to focus on truly preparing our kids to make meaningful contributions in to society as adults, particularly in the workforce,” Brian Fauls, Loudoun Chamber’s government affairs manager, stated. The panel will talk about new instructional

models and technologies being used in Loudoun’s 76,000-student school system and how the private sector can partner with education leaders to provide students with what they’ll need to succeed in the workforce and society, Fauls added. The education forum will be held 8-10 a.m. Sept. 18 at the Loudoun School Administration Building, 21000 Education Court in Ashburn. Register at loudounchamber.org or by calling 703-777-2176. Continued on Next Page

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ovettsville restaurant owner and chef Jason Lage has always loved Mexican food and now he wants to bring that cuisine to downtown Leesburg, accented by the flavors of gourmet tequila. The culinary venture is the third for Lage and partner Rebecca Dudley, who operate the popular Market Table Bistro in Lovettsville and Market Burger in Purcellville. They plan to convert the longtime bank building—most recently housing a BB&T branch office—at 7 W. Market St. Leesburg builder Paul Reimers, known for his expertise in adapting historic buildings to modern usage, acquired the 1,400-squarefoot building in 2013. His remodeling plans include not only the street-level restaurant, but also a rooftop dining area and a few apartments. “I love the outside façade of the building,” Reimers said, noting it’s a job he’s going to enjoy. He said the building was constructed in 1929 to house the Bank of Loudoun. Reimers has all the regulatory clearances for the work, and awaits only a building permit to start construction in the next month or so. A summer 2016 opening is planned. The restaurant will be on the ground floor where Lage plans a long tequila bar on one side, with a communal cantina style table on the other, with further seating space at small tables in two smaller adjoining rooms. A stairwell will lead to the rooftop dining area. The front room should be able to accommodate 30 guests at the bar and in the seating area. Reimers also intends to construct two, two-bedroom residential units on the second and third floors. “It’ll be a different-style restaurant,” Lage

said, accommodating about 20 diners. The front room will have a more casual feel, while the back area will have table cloths and designated small tables, offering a tasting room menu, with five to 10 very small but individual courses. There will be “a lot of tastes in one two-ounce portion,” Lage said of the concept he is already offering at Market Table Bistro. He has found a ready patronage for that kind of dining. “Mexican food—that’s my style; it’s fresh and tasty.” “You can’t beat the singularity of ingredients,” Lage said in a recent interview. He also plans to introduce patrons to various tequila flavors with which they may be unfamiliar. Lage and Dudley have a 10-acre farm outside Lovettsville where they grow vegetables to supply Market Table Bistro, as well as the new eatery. He noted the Loudoun climate and soil are perfect for growing the vegetables he’ll need for Mexican cuisine, including squash, tomatoes and all kinds of peppers. And the growing seasons are comparable. “I want to change people’s minds as to what Mexican food really is,” Lage said. Above all, he wants to expose his patrons to a different level of food appreciation, one that’s very focused on the ingredients and where they come from. “It’s more than just a plate of food coming to your table.” Future plans for the energetic restaurateur, who cut his teeth in larger establishments such as Lansdowne Resort, are to open up his own butcher’s shop—“sooner than later,” where he can purchase a whole animal and cut the specific selections he wants himself. He’s a devoté of total utilization—boiling bones for stock, using organ meats and dehydrating fish skin. “There’s a lot more to a chicken than just a skinless breast,” he said. To learn more about Lage, go to markettablebistro.com. n

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• Kobby Okum, an Edward Jones financial advisor in Leesburg, is planning a free educational seminar titled “Key Life Decisions: Are You Prepared?” on Wednesday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. at Lightfoot Restaurant in Leesburg. The seminar will discuss estate planning and taxes. Guest speakers include Keith Troxell from Atwill, Troxell & Leigh PC; Donna M. McMullen from Updegrove, Combs & McDaniel PLC; and Greg Walley and Billy Jenkins from Colonial Funeral Home. The seminar is free, but space is limited. To make a reservation, call Emily Lineman at 703-771-2069. • Jan Forman, owner of The Jeans Whisperer

in downtown Leesburg, has announced a new line of fall clothing: The Jeans Whisperer Couture. It will be available in her store this month and online later. Forman plans to debut her own line during a private launch party on Saturday, Sept. 12, during which models will showcase each outfit, all made from soft cottons, faux suede and leather, along with silk blend fabrics. The Jeans Whisperer built a loyal customer base during the past three years and Forman is taking the next step by introducing her own private label. “Growing up, my grandfather was a tailor and designed my clothing from the time I was a little girl,” Forman said. “My mother designed and sewed and taught me the skill. I used to buy clothing, cut it up and redesign it from the time I was a teenager so I always had a desire to do my own designing.” Forman said her designs

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Their gains put an even larger gap between the state average and national average—which was the lowest in a decade, according to the College Board. Virginia students beat the national average in all three subject areas: by 26 points in reading, 15 points in mathematics and 20 points in writing. The SAT is the predominant admissions test in Virginia, and considered a key indicator of the effectiveness of schools in preparing students for the first year of college. “More important than a one-year change is the long-term trend,” state Superintendent of Public Instruction Steven R. Staples said in a statement. “The performance of Virginia students on the SAT during the last five years provides additional evidence that the efforts of teachers and other educators to help students meet Virginia’s high expectations are producing real gains in learning and achievement.” n

year, however. Sixty-seven percent of the tests this year earned a 3 or higher, compared to 68.3 percent last year. Loudoun’s public high schools have pushed more students to take the advanced courses, which have a voluntary end-of-course exam. Students who score well enough can earn college credit. By far, students at Briar Woods took the most AP exams. Just fewer than 750 students took 1,730 exams. The school, in Ashburn, didn’t post the highest pass rate, however. That designation goes to Briar Woods’ crosstown rival, Stone Bridge. Its students passed 75.2 percent of the 1,427 tests taken. The lowest AP exam pass rates in the county were at Park View in Sterling (49 percent, John Champe in Aldie (61.2 percent), and Loudoun Valley in Purcellville (61.8 percent). n

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ith all the hoopla autumn brings—like high school football, marching bands and cheerleading choruses—there’s one sport that draws more on inner drive than external stimulation for its primary motivation. It’s called cross-country. And that drive may be at an all-time high these days for high school distance runners from Loudoun County, which boasts not only two of the best returning individual talents in the nation, but also several more state standouts and teams that could top pacesetters. Of course, any 2015 cross-county preview must start with Loudoun Valley High School senior Andrew Hunter. As the top underclassman (fourth) at last year’s Foot Locker Cross Country National Championships in San Diego, Hunter is in a class all his own. He is also a twotime Virginia High School League Group 3A champion and last year ran the fastest time ever in a Virginia State championship cross-country race at 14 minutes and 41 seconds for 5 kilometers. But that’s just the beginning for area runners. On the girls side, Heritage junior Weini Kelati also has her eyes set on a December return to the Foot Locker finals (20th in 2015) for a run at an All-America finish (top 15). In addition, she looks to improve on her runner-up finish at the VHSL Group 4A state meet in 2014. According to Hunter, who is currently being recruited by all—and is still in the midst of taking visits to a few—of the top track and cross-country universities in the nation, his final high school cross-country focus is simple for now. “One of my most important goals this year is to lead my team to the 4A team title,” he said. With Loudoun Valley moving up from 3A to 4A, this, indeed, gives Hunter—who has achieved nearly every individual accomplishment there is to be had for a distance runner at the prep level—a new challenge.

With a host of young runners developing behind him in a program coached by his parents Marc and Joan, Hunter’s ability to lead will certainly be valued. As for Kelati, who came to Leesburg from the African country of Eritrea just last year, her coach says she is poised for much greater things now that she has adjusted to her surroundings. Like Hunter, she will also be looked upon to assume a leadership role. “She has worked very hard this summer, upping her mileage to 75 miles per week which is near her mileage in Eritrea,” Heritage coach Doug Gilbert said. “She is very excited about racing and improving on last year’s performances and is super excited to get things going with her team as we should have a very good shot at some big things this year.” Heritage returns its entire top nine from a team that was third in the Group 4A state meet last year. While the Heritage girls appear ready to make a splash during the championship season in November, the school to look for on the boys side is Stone Bridge in the Group 5A division. Stone Bridge is the top returning 5A team and ranked pre-season No. 2 across all classifications (behind only Group 6A Lake Braddock), according to the recognized high school distance-running experts at Milestat. “We are working to keep those rankings throughout the year,” Stone Bridge coach Matt Henry said. “The team is led by seniors Jackson Morton and Andrew Matson [both returning all-state medalists] who look very strong so far in their training. The rest of the top 5 also look strong and look to help the team maintain their top rankings.” The Stone Bridge girls, led by senior captains Stacey Dec and Emily Snyder, also appear to be strong. Last year the team qualified for states for its first time ever. Now in his fifth season at Stone Bridge, Henry’s top priority is keeping his charges healthy and running strong. “We also want to provide young runners an opportunity to be part of a running group that teaches them Continued on Next Page


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• The ODFC Hawks U17 girls soccer team won the 24th annual Dulles National SocJohn Champe* 2-0 cer Tournament U18 division in Fairfax Freedom* 1-0 County over the Aug. 29-30 weekend. The Woodgrove** 1-1 girls went undefeated in the tournament. Riverside*** 0-2 The Hawks are based in Loudoun and are LAST WEEK’S RESULTS coached by Kirk Smith. Friday, Sept. 4 John Champe 22, Spring Mills (WV) 0 • For the first time, the high school crew Woodgrove 35, Liberty 7 teams or clubs from Stone Bridge High Turner Ashby 33, Riverside 0 School, Loudoun County High School and OFF – Freedom Rock Ridge High School are forming a col lective nonprofit rowing club, named Miles THIS WEEK’S GAMES Makes Champions and are competing Friday, Sept. 11 together for the fall 2015 rowing season. Woodgrove at Loudoun County, 7 p.m. Freedom at Park View, 7 p.m. Under the Virginia Scholastic Rowing AsRiverside at Strasburg, 7:30 p.m. sociation, student teams or clubs competing OFF – John Champe in the fall season can race no more than half of a boat’s crew from any one high school. CONF – Conference Record; OVER – Overall Instead of competing against each other in Record; PP – VHSL Power Points; RANK – Ranking in region (top 16 are selected for postseason) the fall, these three Loudoun County high school clubs will be combining rowers, * - John Champe & Freedom are members of coaches and equipment and opening their Conference 22 (4A West Region) program to all Loudoun high school stu** - Woodgrove is a member of Conference 21A dents. Additional information can be found (4A West Region) at stonebridgerowing.org.

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• Loudoun Soccer’s Sam Golan (98B Red) has signed as a two-year scholar with Brighton & Hove Albion (BHAFC), which plays in the English Football League Championship. Golan will begin play with Brighton’s Under-18 squad, which participates in the Barclay’s U18 Premier League—the highest level of Academy Football for the age group. Golan, a towering defender, found great success in the Loudoun 98B Red squad in recent years. The team, coached by Mark Ryan, recently made a run to the semifinals of the 2015 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships in Tulsa, OK, for the second straight year. n

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responsibility, hard-work and dedication,” he added. “Cross-country is a great sport that helps students grow and be part of something greater.” Overall in Loudoun County running circles, things are looking bright. In addition to Stone Bridge in the boys 5A division, Tuscarora and Broad Run look to be in the mix as well. The Huskies are headed up by Fitsum Seyoum, a sub 16-minute 5K performer last year. In the boys 4A division, look for a late surge from Loudoun Valley as Hunter will likely begin his 2015 quest for success later than his fellow teammates. While Heritage will be the one to watch for in the girls 4A, Tuscarora could be a real threat in the 5A. Joining Kelati in Heritage’s team charge will be Georgie Mackenzie. Leading the way for Tuscarora should be Emma Wolcott. A few other individuals to keep an eye in their respective division are Kimmie Donohue of Loudoun Valley and Rock Ridge’s Flora Grainger. “With Stone Bridge, Valley, Tuscarora, and Drew [Hunter] on the boys side and Weini [Kelati], Emma Wolcott and Georgie Mackenzie—along with multiple teams that will be in

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her mission to find out Rosejmercker@leesburgtoday.com bud’s identity and locate her family. he writer Ellen The inspiration for the Urbani spent her novel—told from the alternatformative years in ing points of view of the two Leesburg and now teenagers—was sparked in lives in the Pacific part by Urbani’s background Northwest. But it’s the Deep as a trauma counselor and her South in the aftermath of Hur- experiences as a Peace Corps ricane Katrina that’s the setting volunteer in Guatemala in the for her first novel, “Landfall.” early 1990s during the final Urbani will be in Lees- years of that country’s civil burg for a reading at Thomas war. While in Guatemala, Balch Library on Sept. 15 as Urbani met several women part of an East Coast book whose family members had tour. been “disappeared” by that Urbani was driven by a country’s government, and she longstanding fascination with became fascinated by the idea the traumatic aftermath of the of people disappearing and by storm and with the idea of the efforts of survivors to find disappearance in writing the out the truth about their fates. novel, which tells the story “The concept of what that of two young women: Rose- does to a family when you so bud, an African-American abruptly lose a family member girl from New Orleans who and have no idea what hapis killed in an accident on an pened to them intrigued me in Alabama road after escaping the most intimate of ways,” she Katrina-ravaged New Orleans, said. and Rose, a white teen from When Katrina hit in Tuscaloosa, the sole survivor 2005, Urbani, as a well-known of the accident, who makes it trauma counselor in Port-


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land, OR, was on a list to go to New Orleans to help survivors with the recovery process. But, as the mother of a toddler and a newborn at the time, she was unable to make the trip. As she began to get reports from friends and colleagues who went to help with recovery efforts, and as coverage of Katrina and its aftermath continued in the following year, Urbani began to realize that she wanted to treat it as a subject in a work of fiction to explore the ideas of disappearance and survivorship. “Hurricane Katrina was the means by which someone could disappear and be hard to identify in modern American history,” she said. Urbani did not travel to New Orleans in preparation for writing the novel but did extensive research on the Internet and through phone interviews with survivors and rescuers. When the book was released this summer, she was initially nervous about doing a reading in the city where the events had unfolded but she received a warm reception from residents last month. “To hear people in New Orleans talk about how authentic the story is, that I really got it right was so reassuring, and I think that’s the reason it’s been so well received,” she said. “That research paid off. It feels real to the people who lived through the experience.” Urbani, who attended middle and high school in Leesburg and graduated from Loudoun County High School in 1987, credits her 10th grade English teacher, Elizabeth Tarner, with sparking her desire to write. Tarner still lives in Loudoun, Urbani, said, and is slated to attend the reading Sept. 15. Urbani said her own immediate family gravitated to the West Coast after her children were born, but she has great memories of her youth in Loudoun and still has many close friends in the area.

Leesburg “was a great place to grow up because it really was still a small town, and you got all the benefits of a small town: so many people watching out for you and such closeknit friendships and such a distinct sense of place,” she said. “It was such a wonderful home to me.” But when it came time for college, a desire for a different experience led her to the University of Alabama. “It was important to me at that moment in my life to venture somewhere new, somewhere novel. I felt like I’d spent a lot of time in my proverbial backyard,” she said. “I wanted to go somewhere that was very different. The Deep South being its own very unique culture intrigued me.” After college, Urbani spent two years in Guatemala, and that experience is the subject of her first book, the memoir “When I Was Elena,” which alternates between her own voice and the voices of women she met in Central America. In the early ’90s, Urbani moved to Portland to begin her career in trauma therapy, earning a master’s degree in art therapy and training in oncology at a Portland hospital. Urbani set up counseling services for families experiencing illness or death from illness and also worked as a consultant for Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Oregon medical disaster team providing psychosocial counseling to victims of trauma. The year 2006 was tumultuous in her own life, with the publication of her memoir and the breakup of her first marriage. As Urbani fell into the role of a single parent of young children, she began researching “Landfall” in the early morning while her children slept and started the writing process as soon as they were both in preschool. Urbani remarried in 2010 and put the novel on hold after she and

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husband Steve Gass, a lawyer, physicist and inventor, bought a farm outside of Portland. Urbani’s children, Elijah and Clara, are now 12 and 10. And while Urbani’s first novel has been well received, with advance praise from writers like Pat Conroy and Fannie Flagg, the author still considers memoir and personal essay her strong suits. “’Landfall’ was a lark to write and a tremendous intellectual exercise, but I hadn’t ever really planned to write fiction,” she said, adding that her first novel was, in part, the result of the fact that she and her family members weren’t ready for her to write a memoir about them. “I laugh and say when my family refused to let me tell the truth, instead I had to go and make something up.” Urbani said she’s included elements of herself in both of her 18-year-old protagonists. “There’s a lot of me in this book, and while I didn’t live out these particular stories, and while these girls certainly have their own lives and are not a caricature of me, there’s a lot of myself in them,” she said. Both of her heroines are daughters of single mothers, and the book was written while Urbani was raising her children as a single parent. Urbani said she gave elements of her own personality to Rose, who’s logical and goal-oriented and her heart to Rosebud, the nurturing caregiver whose close relationship with her mother is at the center of her motivations. And human relationships, not a natural disaster, are at the heart of the novel. “I really wanted to look at the way in which, in our most intimate relationships, we often do something with the best of intentions and have it go awry,” Urbani said. “Hurricane Katrina was the foil by which we have a story in which the more essential element could revolve.” n


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10 a.m.-Noon, Carver Center, 200 Willie Palmer Way, Purcellville. Contact: 703858-8818 Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will be providing blood pressure screenings.

Loudoun Photography Club

7-9 p.m., George Washington University Virginia Campus, Exploration Hall, 20101 Academic Way, Ashburn. Details: loudounphotoclub.com The guest speaker is Arthur Ransome, a talented black-and-white photographer

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

Saturday, Sept. 12

10:30 a.m.-noon, Senior Center of Leesburg, 102 North St, NW, Leesburg. Contact: 703-737-8039. Improve your understanding of standard conventions including new minor forcing, Jacobi transfer, and support doubles. This six-week course meets on Fridays through Oct. 16. Cost is $54 for members. Senior Center membership is $26. 55 and older.

5:30 p.m., Fireman’s Field, 250 S. Nursery Ave., Purcellville. Contact: 540-7512334 Residents of the Town of Purcellville are invited to Fireman’s Field for the annual 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony honoring our local first responders and the memory of all those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks.

A Toast to Our Heroes

6:30-9:30 p.m., Murray Hill, 42904 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Details: leesburg-rotary.org The Second Annual Wine Tasting event supports Boulder Crest Retreat for Military and Veteran Wellness, a rural sanctuary that provides free accommodations, recreational and therapeutic activities and programs for military and veteran personnel and their families to recover. Tickets are $75.

Live Music: Jason Michael Carroll

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Live Music: The Bobby Thompson Project

7:30-10 p.m., Smokehouse Live, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Details: smokehouse-live.com Blending original blues-rock with choice classic rock and blues covers, The Bobby Thompson Project displays experience through grooves, thoughtful lyrics, and searing guitar lines. Free admission.

6-9 p.m., 8 Chains North Winery, 38593 Daymont Lane, Waterford. Details: 8chainsnorth.com Enjoy classic to modern rock with 22 Late. Free.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

7 p.m., Town Green, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-1368 The Town of Leesburg marks the 14th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Mayor Kristen Umstattd and Assistant Chief Matthew Tobia, from Loudoun County Fire and Rescue, will speak at the event.

8 p.m., Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg. Details: TallyHoLeesburg.com Country music hit-maker Jason Michael Carroll from Youngsville, North Carolina, is known for his rich baritone voice and poignant lyrics. Carroll masterfully combines his powerful storytelling tactics and impressive musical skills to craft quality country songs. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Between The Hills Breakfast 8 a.m., Between the Hills Community Center, 11762 Harpers Ferry Road, Neersville. Contact: 540-668-6504 New menu including Salvadoran specialties of pupusas and tamales, as well as the traditional fare including sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs, fruit, pancakes and sausage patties. Free-will offering benefits the Between The Hills Community Association.

Pancake Breakfast

8:30-11a.m., Catoctin Presbyterian Church, 15565 High St., Waterford. Contact: 703-244-9261 Join family, friends and neighbors for an all-you-can-eat breakfast. Pancakes (gluten free, too), fruit, breakfast meat, juice and more. Free-will offering.

Fall Native Plant Sale

9 a.m-3 p.m. Morven Park, 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. Details: loudounwildlife.org

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2-4 p.m., 312 E. Market St., Leesburg. Details: georgecmarshall.org As part of the Katherine Marshall Tea Series, Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence (U.S. Army, Ret.) will share her experiences as a high-ranking female in the military. Enjoy sandwiches, scones and sweets on the Stone Court or in the Marshalls’ dining room. Admission is $30. Advance payment required.

7-9 p.m., Cascades Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, Sterling Details: loudoun.va.lwvnet.org Board of Supervisors Candidate Forum for Sterling, Broad Run and Algonkian Districts, sponsored by the nonpartisan League of Women Voters of Loudoun County. Free.

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9 a.m., Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-2205 Loudoun Literacy will be offering training for volunteers who wish to teach English classes and or tutor ESL students with Loudoun Literacy Council. Lunch available for $10.

Free SAT Practice Test

9 a.m., College Nannies and Tutors, 42841 Creek View Plaza, Suite 110, Ashburn. Contact: 703-723-0660 College Nannies and Tutors offers a free practice test. Registration required.

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10 a.m-5 p.m., Loudoun County Library Branches. Details: library.loudoun.gov Library staff will be available all day to sign up parents and caregivers, and provide reading logs to track their progress. At Rust Library in Leesburg, Mother Goose Storytime will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and a comedy-magic show, “Little Bunny’s Magic Tales,” is slated for Lovettsville Library at 11 a.m. and Ashburn Library at 2 p.m. Free.

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10 a.m., Middleburg Library, 101 Reed St., Middleburg. Contact: 540-687-5730 At this Master Gardeners presentation, learn all about bulbs including how and when to plant them for variety, color, extended bloom time and more. Free.

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10 a.m-2 p.m., AV Symington Aquatic Center, Ida Lee Park, Leesburg. Details: idalee.org Ida Lee Park holds its annual dog swim at the AV Symington Aquatic Center. Dog handlers must be 16 years or older and are limited to two dogs. All dogs must be at least six months old, legally licensed, vaccinated and wearing a visible dog license. $5 per dog.

Cruisin’ The Village Car Show

11 a.m., Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg. Details: villageatleesburg.com The top 10 Best in Show winners will be voted on by the event attendees. Other awards include Furthest Driven, 2 Doors Too Many for the most popular four-door, and Rattiest Rat, for the most creative rat rod. A concert by the Rock-A-Sonics will take place at 4:30 p.m. and at 7:30 p.m. the movie “American Graffiti” will be shown on a big screen outdoors. The event is free for both patrons and those who want to display their cars.

Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Puss in Boots

Noon, Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Details: stagecoachtc.com Enjoy a family-oriented presentation of this superb fairy tale with a fun-filled cast of colorful characters and plenty of original songs. Bring a picnic and your lawn chairs. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for children ages 2 to 12.

Purcellville Garden Club Show

1-5 p.m., Purcellville Train Station, Purcellville. Details: facebook.com/purcellvillegardenclub The Purcellville Garden Club presents its flower show with the theme of “Art Around the World,” creating competition among the region’s top amateur floral arrangers and hor-

ticulturists, as they capture their interpretation of art masterpieces from Toulouse Lautrec to Rembrandt, in their floral displays. Six nationally certified judges will be scoring the exhibits. Free.

Live Music: Eric Chandler

2-5 p.m., North Gate Vineyards, 16031 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville. Details: northgatevineyard.com A collector of acoustic stringed instruments, Eric Chandler loves the challenge of using them to not only write his own music, but to give cover songs an original feel. Free.

Live Music: Rockland Express.

2:30-5:30 p.m., Hiddencroft Vineyards, 12202 Axline Road, Lovettsville. Details: hiddencroftvineyards.com Rockland Express is a Northern Virginia-based band specializing in classic and alternative rock dating from the 1960s to current day. Free.

Live Music: Herr Metal

6 p.m., Tarara Winery, 13648 Tarara Lane, Lucketts. Contact: tarara.com All the hits and all the hair from the 80s. Picnic baskets are welcome but no pets or outside alcohol. Tickets are $16.

Family Night on the Range

6 p.m., Silver Eagle Group, 44620 Guilford Drive, Ashburn. Details: silvereaglegroup.com Join others in a fun, no pressure, non-competitive, and safe environment to introduce your family to safe shooting. After a safety class, NRA-Certified instructors will be on the range to ensure safety, guide shooters and answer questions. Children shoot free with a paid adult. Pizza and a movie will be provided. $65 for adults.

Fall Music Concert

6-9 p.m., Doukenie Winery, 14727 Mountain Road, Purcellville. Details: doukeniewinery. com Bring chairs and blanket and enjoy the scenery and music. The Hummingbyrds will open for Ruthie and the Wranglers. Admission is $20 and includes music, a souvenir wineglass and one glass of Cabernet Franc or Mandolin. Rain or shine.

Live Music: Eaglemania

8:30 p.m., Tally Ho Theatre, 19 W. Market St., Leesburg. Details: tallyholeesburg.com EagleMania performs all of the hits of the Eagles, as well as Don Henley, Glen Frey, and Joe Walsh’s solo albums. Their attention to detail and their ability to reproduce the Eagles exactly leaves their fans with an experience that they do not soon forget. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door.

Sunday, Sept. 13 Family Fishing Day

9 a.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Contact: 571-258-3700 Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing at the park’s stocked ponds. Staff will be available to provide assistance and bait. Poles are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. $5 per person.

Loudoun Pet Expo

10 a.m.-3 p.m., Franklin Park, 17501 Franklin Park Drive, Purcellville. Details: loudounpetexpo.com There will be more than 30 vendors, pet adoptions, food, and music. Trainers for Loudoun K9 will be on hand to answer questions. Other activities include a dog swim, 5K walk, wildlife encounters, pony rides and face painting. Dogs on leashes are welcome. Free.

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JANEEN MARCONI - 703.401.6465 Lovely 4 BR 3.5 BA country home on 25 acres with complete equestrian facility. Three barns with a total of 8 stalls, indoor riding ring (140’X65’), large size (65’X200’) outdoor dressage ring, nine paddocks 3 with run ins. Mountain views with additional outdoor living space and pool.

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Sports LISA THOMPSON - 571.207.6580 Beautifully appointed French Provencal Estate built by Apex Custom Homes located in Beacon Hill. No detail has been spared on this floor plan that is designed for entertaining. With a detached carriage house with full bedroom and bath, five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two powder rooms, conservatory, pub, home theatre, 2343 bottle wine cellar and Crestron Home Automation System, this home is sure to impress.

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LISA THOMPSON - 571.207.6580 With stunning views of Sugarloaf Mountain, this custom farmhouse was built by Schulz Homes. This estate boasts over 5900 finished square feet of elegant finishes and sits on a professionally landscaped three acre estate lot. Fabulous two story great room with coffered ceiling and built in cabinetry. The resort style pool, custom decking, covered pavilion and cigar room complete this elegant outdoor oasis located in Beacon Hill.

LISA THOMPSON - 571.207.6580 Magnificent Georgian Estate on 4.19 landscaped acres in prestigious Beacon Hill. With almost 12,000 square feet of gracious living space, this home boasts a gourmet kitchen, 2 media theaters, sports bar, climate controlled wine cellar and 4 car garage. Large picture windows overlook the spectacular pool area with surrounding plazas, spa, open terrace and covered three season area. All this with spectacular pond views.

LISA THOMPSON - 571.207.6580 Situated on a serene fully fenced and landscaped lot that backs to open space, this beautifully appointed home is designed for graceful entertaining. Located on a quiet cul-desac in Beacon Hill this home has a gorgeous backyard and patio, play area, two Koi ponds and fabulous views. The gourmet chef’s kitchen with high end appliances, granite and morning room are sure to impress.

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Enjoy a super match featuring the best women players in the world. This year’s polo season will culminate with the top women players vying for the title in this 25-goal match. The event will feature brunch and a hat contest. Go to nationalsporting.org for tickets.

Children’s Outdoor Theatre: Puss in Boots Noon, See Sept. 12 listing.

Afternoon Tea at Oatlands

1 p.m., Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-3174 Come enjoy an afternoon having tea, shopping and touring the historic property. Tea includes assorted sandwiches, scones with preserves and cream and delicious sweets. A black tea blended especially for Oatlands will be served. Reservation recommended. Tickets are $28.95 plus tax per person.

Art in the Park

1 p.m., Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. Details: franklinparkartscenter.org Create original artwork at outdoor stations using the natural inspiration of Franklin Park. Group and individual art projects will be located in several places outdoors in the park near the Arts Center, including watercolor painting by the memorial gardens, clay in the shade, weaving and more. Tickets are $8.

Kabins 4 K9s Fundraiser

1 p.m., ProJet Building, Leesburg Airport, 1001 Sycolin Road, Leesburg. Details: www.waaag. org A fundraiser to build a K9 Kabin at the WAAAG animal shelter in Delaplane. The

Kabins are temperature controlled and secure with a porch and includes a play yard for each dog and a large fenced pasture for more fun. Enjoy games for the kids, appetizers, wine and beer, live music and planes that transport rescued dogs. WAAAG is a nonprofit, veteranoperated animal shelter. Tickets are $25 each and children under 8 are free.

Tunis Sheep Wool and Breed Study

1 p.m., Beaucaire Farm, 16633 Hillsboro Road, Purcellville. Contact: f-fsolitude@mindspring. com Solitude Wool, a Loudoun County wool yarn producer, is organizing a sheep breed field day to learn about Tunis Sheep. Learn about this historic breed and tour the farm. Two classes, knitting a cap in the round with Tunis yarn and handpainting a skein of Tunis yarn with acid dyes will be offered. Each class is $45 including yarn.

Bordeaux Blends: Around the World Tasting

1 p.m., The Vineyards and Winery at Lost Creek, 43277 Spinks Ferry Road, Lucketts. Details: lostcreekwinery Join Sommelier Neal Wavra to learn about Bordeaux-style blends from around the world. Bordeaux-style features five classic vinifera: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Reservations required. Tickets are $45.

Family Archery

1 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Contact: 571-258-3700 Let the arrows fly with friends and family. Pair off for instruction, then practice your aim while playing archery games. Children under 14 years must be accompanied by a parent. Registration required. Tickets are $15.

Open House at Mt. Gap Schoolhouse

1:15 p.m., Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-3174 The Mountain Gap Schoolhouse will be open to visitors. Bring the kids and let them experience first-hand how different school was in the not-so-distant past. Learn about the general history of a one-room schoolhouse education and experience parts of a typical school day with lessons from the 19th-century focusing on reading, writing and arithmetic. Advance reservations required. $20 per family in one car.

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1:30 p.m., The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, 16804 Hamilton Station Road, Hamilton. Contact: 540-338-5309 Come hear some roots, rock and soul music with Julia. Free.

Jose Alfonso Valadez Alanis

4 p.m., Middleburg United Methodist Church, 15 W. Washington St., Middleburg. Contact: 540-303-7127 The Middleburg Concert Series features Latin American music. The guest artist is renowned Mexican pianist and accordionist Jose Alfonso Valadez Alanis who will showcase his unique style and talent. Admission is by free-will offering.

Monday, Sept. 14

Girl Scouts Open House

6:30 p.m., Rust Library, 380 Old Waterford Road, Leesburg. Contact: deannalcain@gmail. com Girls and their parents or guardians are invited to a Girl Scout Open House. Girls will discover the fun and power of being a Girl Scout through activities, songs, stories and crafts. Parents will learn more about Girl Scout programs, camps and volunteer opportunities. Every girl must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

Loudoun Coworking Meetup

10 a.m., Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg. Details: meetup.com/coworkloudoun Are you a freelancer, small business owner, entrepreneur, creative, startup member, or programmer/developer currently working from home or your local coffee shop? Join Cowork Loudoun to learn more about coworking and meet with other professionals interested in building a new coworking community in Loudoun County. Registration required. Free.

Marshall House Talk: Dr. William McAllister

7-9 p.m., The Marshall House, 217 Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-1301 The George C. Marshall International Center welcomes Dr. William B. McAllister, chief of the Special Projects Division at the State Department Office of the Historian. Inspired by his co-authored book on the history of U.S. Foreign relations series, McAllister traces how policymakers and stakeholders translated values like security, legitimacy and transparency into practice. Free for members. Donations requested for non-members.

Meet the Author: Ellen Urbani

7-9 p.m., Thomas Balch Library, 208 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 703-737-7195 Ten years after Hurricane Katrina made landfall in New Orleans comes “Landfall,” by Ellen Urbani, whose roots are in Leesburg. Urbani will discuss and sign copies of her new novel. Event is free but advance registration is recommended.

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Look no further, this is your dream home! Wrap around porch, located in cul de sac, 3 car garage. Open floor plan w/spacious 2 story family room that is wired for sound. Granite countertops, sunroom, new pellet stove & cedar fence in backyard. Fully finished basement w/large storage room and full bath! Mrishomes.com/LO8677331

Martinsburg, WV


‘The Cooley Bank House’ c. 1780. Set on gorgeous lot back to permanently preserved open space. Huge side porch addition feel like outdoor room. Interior updated to baths & kitchen marry well w/original architectural details. Amazing hand crafted paneling in library! High ceilings, original blown glass windows & more! Mrishomes.com//LO8735804

Nice newer townhouse with 2 large master bedroom each with walk in closets. 42” Maple Cabinetry, Center Island, bar area. Large Pantry in kitchen. Main Entry wood floor. Open floor pla. Lots of closets for storage. Enjoy cook outs on the Patio. Plenty of parking. Concrete patio and walkways. HOA includes lawn. Seller contribution toward settlement fee $2,000!!! Mrishomes.com/BE8617475





$1,095,000 Arlington

Spectacular top of the mountain views! Magnificent sunsets! Landscaped lighting. Custom brick colonial with stone foundation, geo thermal heating & cooling with 75 year warranty, pocket doors throughout, french doors lead out to screen porch/deck/slate patio, custom cabinetry throughout, surround sound, 7+ acres! Mrishomes.com/LO8415523


This magnificently remodeled 1927 bungalow has been completely refinished in the American Craftsman Arts & Crafts style, boasting stained glass windows & light fixtures, antique oak French doors, & period oak molding & hardwood floors throughout. This home includes upgraded amenities, gourmet kitchen, SS appliances & granite, master BR features Jacuzzi whirlpool. MrisHomes.com/AR8726233




Custom 5 bed. 4.5 bath home w/heated 3 car garage on a partially wooded 1.5 ac lot, Features include: hardwood flooring on main, stairs and hall, Wolf/ Subzero appliances, 2 fireplaces & 2 staircases, Master has sitting room w/ fireplace & his/hers closets. Fully finished LL w/full bath, extensive closets and storage space, screened in porch w/slider windows and located at the end of a private lane. MrisHomes.com/LO8611499








$425,000 Purcellville

To Be Built – 1 level bonus ranch with 3BR/2BA on nice level 1.24 acre lot with storage shed and well already installed. Floor Plan is open and has a split bedroom layout. GW Van Ness Construction is a local builder with 20+ years of building experience – will build this plan or another plan you may prefer. Convenient location! Mrishomes.com/CL8584796

Great updates hunt box home with horse paddocks, run-in shed/tack room , large workshop/barn w/bathroom & storage. Home has large living room with hardwood floors, woodstove insert, eat in kitchen, pantry. Super convenient location less than 5 miles to Purcellville. Mrishomes.com/LO8667473




Updated home in Locust Grove. Kitchen w/granite, SS appliances & center island. NEW tile floors in kitchen and family room. Lovely in-ground pool, hot tub, patio and rear deck. Fully fenced rear yard. Wired for generator. NEW pool pump. 10x12 garden shed. Pellet stove in basement. Mrishomes.com/LO8735033






Gorgeous stone front colonial by Wetherburne Homes Amherst model with three finished levels including four bedrooms, three and a half bathrooms, living room, dining room, kitchen, family room, main level office, sunroom, and fully finished lower level with walk out entrance. High end finishes throughout. Fabulous cul-desac location! MrisHomes.com/LO8618584

Fabulous 4Bed, 3.5Bath colonial w/ Screen Porch & Elevated Backyard Fire Pit & Playscape, Backs to Trees, Loaded w/Updates/Upgrades. Incl Main Level Wood Floors, Kitchen Cork Floors, Custom Trimmed Kitchen Cabinets w/LED Lighting, Glasstile Backsplash & Butcher Block Island, New Master Bath w/Frameless Shower & Soaking Tub, New Upstairs Carpet, Finished LL w/Rec, Exercise/ Guest Rm, Full Bath. MrisHomes.com/LO8712756





Stone front home in great community close to WO&D Trail and downtown Leesburg! Former model with loads of upgrades & updates, including: Roof ‘09, HVAC ‘09, Windows ‘07, Kitchen Appliances ‘15, Hot water heater’14, Carpet ‘14, Refinished hardwood floors ‘15, Garage door openers ‘14. Open floor plan w/vaulted & cathedral ceilings! Screen porch & Open deck. No HOA! MrisHomes.com/LO8656635


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$599,000 Lovettsville

Approximately 4,200 square feet of finished living space! Quiet cul-de-sac location backing up to woods. About a mile West of Rt. 28 and near schools, shopping and more! Hardwood or laminate throughout entire home! Lower level offers a kitchenette and 2nd laundry! Mrishomes.com/FX8653105

$780,000 Leesburg

Exquisitely finished on all 3 levels – 7,000 SQFT. Hardwoods, marble or tile floors throughout – NO carpet. Gourmet kitchen w/granite. Breakfast room, sunroom, try * coffered ceilings, floor to ceiling stone fireplace, wet bar w/corian & 2 addl. Bedrooms in lower level, game and tiered theatre room. No HOA! Mrishomes.com/LO8603835



Round Hill

$624,900 Lovettsville

Horses allowed! Nicely renovated home on 10+ gorgeous acres! Updated kitchen w/Corian counter, tile backsplash & stainless appliances. Master w/en suite bath has updated tile & fixtures. Fin LL has new patio doors + workshop. New roof has architectural shingles. Fully fenced for horses plus several acres around house fenced for dogs. Also offered for rent! Mrishomes.com/LO8596444

$929,900 Round Hill

Surrounded by stone walls and overlooking pool and pond! This charming home has had many recent updates! Fully finished basement has private den/BR & bath and its own separate entrance. Ideal for equestrians with 6 stall barn, tack room, wash stall + 3 stall barn & run in shed, riding ring & board fenced paddocks. Spring fed horse trough flows into pond. Mrishomes.com/LO8712103

$1,195,000 Purcellville

1700’s Native stone quaker home on 20 fenced acres. Lovely views, private setting, 4BR, 2BA, 3 ½ BA, 3400+ sq.ft., updated kitchen, new roof, windows + paint, huge flagstone terrace + covered porch off eat in kitchen, lots of closets! Finished basement w/wet bar! Beautifully restored! Mrishomes.com/LO8422302

HAMILTON OFFICE 540.338.4171 1.800.266.3910


179 Acres includes additional 6.5 acre lot. Wine cellar, heated pool w/ spa, near awesome attractions + walking and riding trails. Heart of LoCo Wine Country. Tenant house. Barn, pond, pastures, fencing, near commuter MARC train to DC. Mrishomes.com/LO8669881



$329,000 Marshall

PRIVATE END UNIT WITH WONDERFUL YARD SPACE MINUTES TO DOWNTOWN LEESBURG AND MAJOR COMMUTER ROUTES. Luxury abounds with 3 level bump out, gourmet kitchen with ceramic tile, wood floors, crown molding, new carpet, fresh paint, large deck plus bonus mudroom with rear entrance to enormous driveway. MrisHomes.com/LO8677379

All brick rambler, 3 bd, 2 bath, eat in kitchen, foyer, huge great room, fireplace wood or gas, comb DN hardwood floors, w/carpet, Cathedral ceilings, large windows, ceramic floor baths, whirlpool tub, covered deck, Gazebo, fish pond will falls, lrg. shed, see Mtn Pleasant, 17 acres cleared &wooded, stream, treed landscaping. Private, Serene but convenient to Amherst. MrisHomes.com/AH8550461




$219,990 Winchester

Stop in to explore the opportunity to lease to own. Cozy townhouse with fenced yard and large storage shed/ workshop convenient to Leesburg amenities. Many newer items including central air last year. Shows well and easy to make your own. MrisHomes.com/LO8681193


$121,900 Leesburg

Stunning 2nd floor condo in a two story building w/hardwood floors in main area, vaulted ceilings and skylights. Separate huge laundry room, Large master bedroom with Walk-in closet, Nice large master bathroom with a shower. New Furnace, Nice Deck for summer nights. Electric Fireplace, Large 2nd Bedroom and bathroom. Great Commuter Location. MrisHomes.com/FV8703466


Great Opportunity in the town of Marshall! Large .40 acre lot in town zoned Commercial, Needs work, but has lots of potential. MrisHomes.com/FQ8640038


Come and enjoy the peace of the country and privacy on this 10+ Acres. Beautiful all wooded property offering a well that is already installed. Perked for a 4 bedroom home. No HOA’s or covenants. Close to Leesburg and the Greenway, Route 7 and Route 50, Backs to several hundreds of acres, Great Price!!! Priced to Sell. MrisHomes.com/LO8717490

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On August 21, 2015, an application was filed with the Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. requesting its consent to the transfer of control of Potomac Radio, LLC, the licensee of Station WCRW(AM), Leesburg, Virginia (1190 kHz).

A copy of the application is on file for public inspection at 2890 Emma Lee Street, Suite 201, Falls Church, VA, during normal business hours. 9/11 & 9/18/15

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Notice is hereby given that CenturyLink is requesting authorization to cross under Beaverdam Run with three (3) 1.5inch diameter pipes for fiber optic cables adjacent to Loudoun County Parkway Bridge in Loudoun County. The pipes are to be installed via Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) Method a minimum of four (4) feet below the creek bed.

Notice is hereby given that CenturyLink is requesting authorization to cross under Goose Creek with three (3) 1.5inch diameter pipes for fiber optic cables adjacent to Route 7 Bridge in Loudoun County. The pipes are to be installed via Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) Method a minimum of four (4) feet below the creek bed.

Notice is hereby given that CenturyLink is requesting authorization to cross under Tuscarora Creek with three (3) 1.5inch diameter pipes for fiber optic cables adjacent to Battlefield Parkway Bridge in Loudoun County. The pipes are to be installed via Horizontal Directional Drill (HDD) Method a minimum of four (4) feet below the creek bed.


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and Netflix use to stream movies to your smartphone once served as the bread-

Publishing: Septemberbasket 24 •ofDeadline: 18historically was called upon the commonwealth.September Loudoun’s rail service Deadline: September 18 to move milk into the city, offering a sharp contrast to the role of the coming Call your account representative Issue Date: September 24 Silver Line. The 2015 Guide To Loudoun will trace the evolution of industry over the county’s to reserve space, 703-771-8831 Call 703-771-8831 to reserve your space!

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Leesburg: Large room with separate bath in basement for rent for one adult. $600 per month and requires $600 deposit. Includes utilities and cable. Near Walmart.

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Jerry's Flowers and Gifts is looking for a customer relations person with exceptional phone etiquette and computer knowledge. A passion for flowers is a real plus.

Looking for an honest, hardworking, enthusiastic person to fill our open position of Chimney Sweep/Stove Installer. Excellent communication skills are a must. This job is labor intensive, requires strength and the ability to be comfortable on a ladder/roof. If you are looking to learn a new trade and grow within our company, please forward your resume for consideration. caroline@rustysfireplace.com or fax 540-338-2758

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Habitat for Humanity of Winchester-Frederick County is looking for a new

Executive Director

HFHWFC builds homes for hardworking low income families using volunteer labor, contributed dollars, donated materials and supplies. We are seeking a new staff leader who has high energy, proven leadership skills, who is able to connect with the faith-based mission of the organization.

Applicants must submit a resume, and cover letter that demonstrates interest in the position and applicability of experience. All information on should be submitted electronically to recruitingnational@yahoo.com or by mail to Executive Director Position, PO Box 1653, Winchester, VA 22604

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

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FT LPN OR MA The largest family practice in Loudoun County is expanding again and we need your help. FT Nurses and or Medical Assistants are needed immediately. We have locations in Broadlands, Lansdowne, Cornwall, Purcellville and Lovettsville. Minimum one year of family practice and EMR experience preferred. Our comprehensive benefits include competitive pay with direct deposit, health, dental and life insurance. Employees have the opportunity to participate in our 401K savings program.

A successful job candidate will have finance skills, leadership ability, fund raising, working with volunteers, bachelor’s degree, non profit or equivalent experience. Knowledge of the building industry and grant writing are a definite plus. An ability to work with staff, volunteers, and families of various backgrounds is required along with the candidate’s full support of the organization’s mission.

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t is sad to witness the self-destruction of a rising community leader, but that is the Shawn Williams saga voters have endured during the past few months. In the boardroom, Mr. Williams demonstrated leadership and thoughtfulness during his first three years in public office. At home, there has been a pattern of domestic strife and alcohol abuse that has come to light only relatively recently. Early Sunday morning, a fit of violence shattered the shelter of goodwill that offered him a chance to overcome those past mistakes and to demonstrate he was worthy of the public’s trust. The failure is a personal tragedy for Mr. Williams and a hardship for his family. But there can be hope that it will serve as a positive, life-altering event that will bring them peace and happiness in the future. While some are attempting to boost their own political fortunes by blaming others for Mr. Williams’ actions, the 2015 Board of Supervisors campaign should not be about the former Broad Run District supervisor. It should remain focused on the core issues that will dictate the future of Loudoun County—including the needs of its schools, the safety of its residents and policies guiding development. There is plenty of fodder to spur substantive debate. At the top of that list is the success or failure of the Silver Line rail extension. It was the current board, just six months into its term, that cast the pivotal 5-4 vote to continue Loudoun’s funding commitment to the project. In the short term, success will be defined by the ability of the special tax districts it created along the rail route to generate enough money to pay Loudoun’s share of the project. In the long term, the merits will be judged by the type of development— jobs and housing—that grows along the tracks. The work to plan for the latter will be front and center as the board closes its term, although it may be the supervisors who take their seats in January who get the final say. There’s more. The board has been criticized both for being too stingy with school funding and for failing to cut taxes more. On land-use issues, it has drawn fire for approving too many new houses and also for refusing to approve developers’ applications. It has shifted tens of millions of local tax dollars to accelerate construction of missing links in the county’s road network. Piling on to the failings of a now-resigned supervisor may make good political sport, but it won’t help voters decide who among those on the ballot can best serve their interests. Mr. Williams isn’t one of them.

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We were fortunate to have a number of strong political leaders such as Chairman Scott York and Supervisors Burton, Towe, Kurtz, Herring, Bogard and Harris who were willing to put their political careers on the line to make the tough decisions (the right decisions) to move our county forward. As the result of their actions some 83,158 residential units were removed from the planning map across the county (a 45 percent reduction in units countywide). Consequently countless schools do not have to be built (saving taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars), hundreds of thousands of potential car trips were removed from the roads and the seeds were sown to grow a healthy, sustainable rural economy. As per the plan, as residential units were removed from the map (some 45,000 in the rural policy

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on purchases of $2999 or more with your Ashley Furniture HomeStore Credit Card made during event. Equal monthly payments required for 66 months. See below for details.*

on purchases of $2499 or more with your Ashley Furniture HomeStore Credit Card made during event. Equal monthly payments required for 36 months. See below for details.*

on purchases of $1499 or more with your Ashley Furniture HomeStore Credit Card made during event. Equal monthly payments required for 24 months. See below for details.*

on purchases of $699 or more with your Ashley Furniture HomeStore Credit Card made during event. Equal monthly payments required for 12 months. See below for details.*

NOW OPEN in LEESBURG, VA!! visit us online @ AshleyFurnitureHomeStore.com Mon- Sat: 10am-9pm Sun: 11am-7pm

536 Fort Evans Rd Leesburg VA 20176 (703) 737-6833

SEE STORE FOR 150 Delco Plaza 45633 Dulles Eastern Plz COMPLETE DETAILS. Winchester, VA 22602 Sterling, VA 20166 OFFER EXPIRES (540) 504-7690 (571) 323- 9024 9/14/15


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