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groundbreaking ceremony Tuesday morning were visibly excited to scoop up a shovel of dirt and formally kick off the construction of an interchange at the junction of Rt. 7 and Belmont Ridge Road. “This is so badly needed,” Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring said. “I never thought we’d see this day,” Loudoun Board of Supervisors Vice Chairman Ralph M. Buona (R-Ashburn) added. County Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large)

summed up his feelings in just three words: “It’s about time.” The $48.3 million project—funded through federal, state and local dollars—is expected to wrap up in the fall of 2018. The result will be a diamond interchange that will remove one of Rt. 7’s congestion-causing traffic lights by having Belmont Ridge Road pass over the highway. The project also includes widening 1.4 miles of Belmont Ridge Road between Rt. 7 and Gloucester

Parkway from two to four lanes. Crews from Shirley Contracting started work on the project earlier this month. Herring, a Loudoun County native, said when he was first elected to the state Senate in 2006 he made a list of the most-needed road improvements in his district. The list included building the last of the interchanges on Rt. 28, widening Rt. 50, constructing the Sycolin Road

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lanted in rows more than a century ago, the pointytopped fieldstones protruding from the ground in the woods along Belmont Ridge Road have attracted little—if any—notice in modern Loudoun County. That changed Sunday. The graveyard that holds the remains of slaves was reclaimed as sacred ground during a dedication ceremony organized by the Loudoun Freedom Center, which formed this year to tell the stories of the county’s historically black communities. Center founder Pastor Michelle C. Thomas, of Holy & Whole Life Changing Ministries, learned of the graveyard while conducting research in the Loudoun Circuit Court archives and Leesburg’s Thomas Balch Library. Digging through deeds and tax records, Thomas learned that the land, at the southeast quadrant

of the Rt. 7/Belmont Ridge Road intersection, was the largest slave cemetery in Loudoun. In recent weeks, she led talks with Belmont developer Toll Brothers to have the land turned over to a private foundation that would restore and maintain the cemetery, a deal expected to be finalized shortly. Sunday, Thomas led a gathering of residents and community leaders on a march to the gravesites, where an honor guard from VFW Post 1177 and the Civil Air Patrol conducted a military burial ceremony including the playing of taps, a rifle volley and a flag presentation. During a brief ceremony, several speakers reflected on the importance of protecting the graveyard. Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd said she looked forward to bringing the cemetery back from disrepair and county Chairman Scott K. York (R-At Large) said he hoped it would become a sacred

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Cathie Ratcliffe, of Waterford, has demonstrated her quilt-making skills at the fair for 36 years. In recent years, Ratcliffe said, she’s earned about a third of her annual income from the fair, one of eight festivals in which she participates each year. “That shows how much better this show is than the others. You’ll hear that across the board [from craft demonstrators]; this is their best show, and why they come from so far,” she said. It doesn’t come cheap. The top indoor 10-feet by 10-feet spaces cost $850 for the three days, but access to an informed and eager-tobuy public is worth it, according to vendors who return year after year. Stuart Helble agreed. He and his wife, Karen, have been sought-after pewter makers at the fair for 33 years. “For many of us, this is the biggest retail show we do,” he said. The show is not just a source of immediate income for vendors, he said; it also helps build a nest egg to tide artisans over the winter, when post-December

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for about 67 percent of the nonprofit’s annual $600,000 revenue budget—a projection that included just under $200,000 in ticket sales and another $200,000 from booth fees, consignment fees, food, raffle, donations and memberships. Both Goode and Waterford Foundation Executive Director Tom Kuehhas noted the loss of the net fair profit would leave the foundation with a shortfall of between $250,000 and $300,000 when all expenses are paid. Some 8,000 advance tickets were sold and the foundation was looking at a number of refund options, ranging from a complete refund, to requesting the ticket be converted to a tax-deductible donation. Similar options were under consideration for return of craft demonstrators’ booth fees. There was one bright spot last week, Kuehhas noted—a father whose daughter was getting married in the area had invited visitors from all over the world. He bought 60 tickets and handed them out to guests—ultimately giving his purchase as a donation to the foundation.

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The Loudoun Education Association PAC recommends Tom Marshall over the incumbent after face-to-face interviews, as the Leesburg School Board candidate most prepared to serve the best interests of public education for Loudoun students, teachers and the community. Stand up for our Schools and VOTE November 3rd.

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A fourth man was identified and arrested Oct. 8 in connection with a July home-invasion style robbery in Ashburn. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Cedric D. Watson, 20, of Aldie, and three others entered a Sawyer Square home about 3:40 p.m. on July 20 and took cash from a teenaged resident and removed a video game system and a cellphone. All four suspects are charged with abduction, robbery, and breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony.

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“All of the items have a story, whether it’s a photograph, a rusty piece of iron or a belt buckle,” Fleming, 58, said. “It makes it more than just a little battle out in the woods of our backyard. It makes it very personal to bring it all together.” The battle took place Oct. 21, 1861, and was won by Confederate forces after they drove the Union army into the Potomac River. Fleming always had a strong interest in the battle, but his collection started when he acquired an envelope that held a letter describing the death of Clinton Hatcher, a 6-foot, 7-inch 21-year-old son of a Quaker farm family who joined the 8th Virginia Infantry before the Battle of First Manassas. The letter was mailed to his “sweetheart” in West Virginia. “That’s the only patriotic postal envelope that’s known to exist that was mailed from the town of HamLeesburg Today/Mike Stancik ilton,” Fleming said. “From that point on, anything that A Ball’s Bluff exhibit is showcased at Thomas Balch Library this month, including a sword and newspapers from around the time of the Civil War battle in 1861. was about Ball’s Bluff, I would try to pick up.” After a one-month display of battle memorabilia at Authority to make the Jackson House near the Ball’s Bluff battlefield into a Morven Park, Fleming kept in touch with those exhibitors. They eventually sold or donated most of their items to Fleming, who museum, an idea which has already been discussed for the future by NOVA Parks. wanted to “keep everything together in Loudoun County.” “It’s keeping what these people did, north and south, together,” Flem- “It would be neat if they could restore it and open it as a visitor center. ing said. “The items don’t need to be in South Carolina or Michigan in It’s a perfect museum location,” Fleming said. someone’s collection. They need to be here, they need to be home. This is The exhibit will be available for the rest of October. where the story is best told.” Items included in Fleming’s collection are a cavalry sword, a sword of a Union private, newspaper articles from the battle, an exploded artillery shell, a U.S. belt buckle, and pictures and descriptions of veterans involved in the battle. There are two notebooks that describe the fates of people in the photos. “The public can enjoy them and learn from them,” Fleming said. “If it sparks a flame in some kid to learn more about the Civil War or Ball’s Bluff or the people involved in it, that’s the next generation of historians or preservationists.” Fleming said he didn’t want to give his relics to the government in fear of them being placed in storage. He also hopes to take his collection to schools, and his eventual goal is for the Northern Virginia Regional Park

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within the continental United States, probably within the entire world, that would say, ‘We are grateful [that] at the end of our runway we have residential units.’” Maintaining the existing zoning around the Loudoun Gateway station and working with the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority to encourage airport-compatible development were two of a handful of recommendations from a county consultant that supervisors endorsed Sept. 16. But Reid and Supervisor Janet S. Clarke (R-Blue Ridge) were absent when that vote was held. Some concern also has been expressed about the special tax districts around the Metro station sites not generating as much revenue in the past fiscal year as was forecast: $6.5 million compared with $7 million, according to preliminary figures. The tax districts work like this: Owners of property in the areas around the rail stations have to pay a levy of up to 20 cents per $100 of assessed value on top of the general real estate tax. The idea is that the revenue will help cover the county’s share of the cost extending Metro to Loudoun, so a shortfall in money raised has sparked fears. But York said Oct. 5 that the general outlook remains OK, considering that the districts generated more revenue than expected in FY13 and FY14: a combined $2.6 million. That means that, even with the recent poor showing, the county was still more than $2 million ahead of tax district prognostications as of June 30, when FY15 ended. Continued on Next Page

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bought and sold.” Comstock’s office didn’t want to comment on the ethics complaint. NRCC spokesman Chris Pack, however, said the American Democracy Legal Fund’s effort was unfounded. “This ridiculous complaint is by a partisan complaint factory and completely without merit,” he said in an email.

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After winning the endorsement of a key law enforcement group last month, Phyllis Randall’s bid for the county chairman’s seat was bolstered by another public safety organization last week. The Loudoun County Professional Firefighters Association endorsed the Democrat in the four-way race that includes independent incumbent Scott K. York, Republican Charles King and independent Tom Bellanca. The association backed two other Democratic challengers: Mike Turner in the Ashburn District and Koran T. Saines in the Sterling District. Three incumbent supervisors, all Republicans, won endorsements from the group: Suzanne M. Volpe (Algonkian), Geary M. Higgins (Catoctin) and Matthew F. Letourneau (Dulles). The association also backed Tony Buffington, the Republican candidate for the Blue Ridge District. No endorsements were made in the Broad Run or Leesburg districts. “We did not receive responses from two districts and several candidates, either due to clerical errors or apathy, thus we could not endorse any candidate from those areas,” the association noted. n

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Rummage Sale the lives of patients more comfortable. The sale is a two-pronged philanthropic event—consisting of the yearlong effort by the Ladies Board to collect, sort and sell the equivalent of 10 tractor-trailers full of assorted treasures, as well as the outpouring of generosity from the public, as residents scour basements and attics to donate no-longer-needed items. On Monday, while many residents were enjoying a Columbus Day vacation, rummage sale crews and their families were hard at work. Sale Chairwoman Lisa Cromwell helped guide the volunteers as they continued the job of unloading storage trailers and sorted, priced and placed the items around the various departments. Earlier in the year, Cromwell was concerned that donations lagged behind their normal pace. Donations caught up, however—

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$15 at the door—can get a head start. The Ladies Board will offer an hour of “early bird” shopping from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday. Last year, the early bird program raised $11,000, and the crowd quickly filled the parking areas. Cromwell notes that each year board members are surprised to hear visitors say they’ve never heard of the sale before. “The biggest thing we hear is almost a shock: They say, ‘I had no idea, none at all; wow,

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aura WalshCopeland and Patric Copeland and their children have a rich piece of family history to celebrate this weekend. They are marking the sestercentennial—the 250th anniversary—of owning the Copeland Homestead Farm. The honey-colored stone farmhouse sits on 115 acres just south of Hillsboro. That’s quite an achievement, and one of which the Copeland parents and their children, Sean, Jameson and Caitleen, are very proud. The three are the great-great-greatgreat-grandchildren of David and Deborah Copeland, who built the original stone house in 1765. The family shares this heritage with more than 1,000 Copeland descendants spread throughout the country, many of whom come to visit the property. Patric Copeland is the seventh generation of his family to own the farm. The property has a colorful history. George Washington surveyed there, including what is now the western boundary of the farm on the northeast side of Short Hill Mountain.

According to a history compiled by Maura, the original farmhouse was expanded with a two-story addition by Revolutionary War soldier James Copeland in 1803. The property also has a stone spring house, stone meat house and barn. James Copeland and his brothers after the Revolutionary War used to gather with other former soldiers each Fourth of July on the farm for barbecues. The depression of the old fire pit can still be seen today. Like so many farms during the Civil War, the Copelands were left by marauding Union forces with only “one chicken, one cow and one old rooster.” And it was the heroic actions of 17-year-old Melissa Copeland that saved the barn from being burned during “the Burning Raids” in 1864. The farm ownership became divided among children, including Dr. James Edward Copeland, who went on to become a well-respected doctor in Round Hill. When he died in 1937, he was believed to be the last surviving Confederate soldier in the county. It was his sister, Melissa, who in her will in 1905 requested that her brother Craven Presley pass on her share to any member of the family who would most appreciate the “old Homestead” for its having

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been handed down generation after generation in the Copeland family and to one who would live on the place and keep it up. In 1940, Maria Copeland returned to make her home there.

Fast forward to current owner Patric Copeland. Before his father, Edward Virgil, died in 2002, the coowners granted a permanent conservation easement to The Land Trust of

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• The Waterford Concert Series is bringing one of the world’s most noted pianists, Angela Hewitt, to the village Sunday, Oct. 25. This will be the fourth concert of the Waterford 2015 series, now in its 21st season. The 4 p.m. concert is sponsored by the Betty McGowin Charitable Trust. Hewitt performs all over the world, either in solo recitals or with major orchestras and chamber groups. Earlier this month, she performed solo at London’s Royal Festival Hall. After Waterford, Hewitt is on to a dizzying schedule that includes performances in New York, Aberdeen, Scotland, Vienna, Rome, Istanbul, New Orleans

and Shanghai. Noted for her performances of Bach’s music, her repertoire is wide reaching— from Baroque to contemporary. Her Waterford concert will include music by Scarlatti, J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Albeniz and DeFalla. For the full program and tickets, go to waterfordfoundation.org. Early ticket purchase is recommended because seating is limited. Single tickets, also available by calling 540-882-3018 Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., are $40 for adults or $30 for students. • Catoctin Presbyterian Church will hold an apple butter fundraiser this weekend to celebrate its 250th anniversary next month. Visitors to the Art Harvest festival throughout Waterford are invited to stop by the church at 15565 High Street to watch the traditional apple

he Town of Hamilton has agreed to terms on the $700,00 purchase of the former Hamilton Volunteer Fire Department building. The property includes several parcels, including open land at the back of both the Town Office and the firehouse, with extensive space for parking in between the two buildings and a house. Hamilton Mayor Dave Simpson said the council’s main objective was to provide more parking for the town’s office, but the property holds a lot of options for the future, including the possibly of moving the office operations to the building, turning the current office into a town

hall, and developing more public parking. The town had been eyeing the property ever since it came on the market several months ago. “We had no parking, and that is one of the main reasons we wanted it,” Town Finance Committee Chairman John Unger said. Councilman Craig Green agreed, noting there is quite a bit of land behind the two buildings, which could provide more parking areas. “There are a number of options,” he said. The council had set aside excess cash, but closing on the property will have to wait until the council amends its budget to accommodate the $700,000 purchase, Simpson said. Discussion is likely when the council meets Monday. “We need a bit more to write the check,” Simpson said. n

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informal name of “The Vault Building.” Valley Energy owner Bill Murphy bought the landmark brick structure in 1997.

• Purcellville residents, customers and business associates gathered Oct. 10 to celebrate the centennial of Valley Energy’s distinctive yellow brick building at 115 E. Main St. The structure was built 100 Purcellville years ago as the Purcellville National Bank, to replace a PNB building across the street (the site of today’s Catoctin Creek Distillery) that burned down leaving only the bank vault. When the bank was rebuilt the vault was moved to the new location and the bank built to replicate its design—hence its

• One of Purcellville’s best-known residents was commended by the county supervisors last week. During its Oct. 7 business meeting, on a motion by Supervisor Janet Clarke (R-Blue Ridge), the Board of Supervisors honored artist Betty Hammers Wiley for more than 50 years of service to the community. The wife of former councilman and retired dentist Jim ‘Doc” Wiley, Betty Hammers Wiley created a “legacy of civic involvement,” according to the supervisors’ resolution. Her service included a presidency of the Loudoun Junior Woman’s Club, and participation in founding the Blue


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• Hillsboro has been selected to host a session on rural water and wastewater systems for US AID trainees this week. The town is working with county and state representaHillsboro tives to achieve a reliable community-wide water source, as it is under a mandate to crease reliance on the town’s Hill Tom spring. Loudoun Water is also working with the town to examine sewage

• The Unison Preservation Society’s annual Unison Heritage Day is scheduled for next Saturday, Oct. 31. The event will be held from 1-5 p.m. at the Village Green and Unison in the Unison Store, now serving as the village community center and office for the nonprofit UPS. Residents can expect numerous items available for bid during live and silent auctions, the signaturefreshly shucked oysters and clams, barbecue and home-made desserts, all accompanied by imported wines, beer, bluegrass music and a Halloween costume contest for ages 12 and under. A key feature each year is the appearance of the Piedmont Hunt hounds. The silent auction begins at 1 p.m., followed by the live auction at 2:30 p.m. Profits from this year’s festival will go to continued improvements to the community center. Tickets are $30 at the gate, $25 in advance, and free for ages 12 and under. Send advance ticket fees (received by Friday, Oct. 23) to: Unison Preservation Society, Box 606, Middleburg, VA 20018. For more details, go to unisonva.org. n

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formed from abandoned school buildings. A founding member and Ruling Elder of St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, Wiley organized and directed church choirs for 15 years. She also was a soloist with the Loudoun Chorale and the Northern Virginia Community College Chorale. A longtime member of the Purcellville Woman’s Club, Wiley also served on the Loudoun County Hospital Ladies Board for 40 years. More recently, Wiley’s growth as an artist blossomed after being diagnosed with severe Menieres disease, in which she has turned to helping others with as yet undiscovered talents. Wiley’s studio, Painting4Joy, is a well-attended stop on the Western Loudoun Artist Tour and she is a member of the Loudoun Sketch Club.

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• The town has adopted a new strategy to promote business growth. The Economic Development Roadmap for FY16 establishes the goal to “achieve robust economic Lovettsville development with a variety of high quality retail, commercial, office, and light industrial businesses of all sizes serving Town residents, and those in the surrounding area, as well as providing job opportunities and strengthening and diversifying the tax base.” Town Manager Lazlo Palko and new Economic Development Jonathan Rowles are tasked with implementing the program. Rowles, an independent business consultant, began working part time for the town this week.

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treatment options. County supervisors have funded several studies and has budgeted $1.7 million as part of the ongoing effort to upgrade the town’s utility system and the state stepped in with grants and low-cost loans. “We are an example of a small rural town that is making great strides with the help of the State and the county,” Councilwoman Amy Marasco Newton said in a statement.

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standing on the field where he and Maura would ultimately live and thinking “what a beautiful place this would be to live in.” The couple married in 1992, but did not move out to the farm until 2000. “Grandma and Papa were still living there, so we built a house on the uppermost field,” Maura recalled. For Patric, living in the country, and “being in

the place where my ancestors walked, and its place in time and history,” is all-important. And Maura loved that, when their kids were little, “they literally could ‘go over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house.’” After Patric’s mother died in 2007, the Copelands rented the house. They have instilled in their children Melissa Copeland’s injunction to “find someone to take care of it,” noting it is rare to find that degree of sense of history and ownership. n

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oly cow! Congratulations to Jen’s dad!” The text message came across Jenifer Bluhm’s husband’s phone while the couple got ready for work at their home in Hamilton on the morning of Oct. 5. “I didn’t know what they were talking about,” Bluhm said. “So I went online and Googled my father’s name. It came back saying Nobel Prize winner. I said, ‘Oh my gosh, this can’t be real.’” It was. Her father, William C. Campbell, had jointly won a Nobel Prize in Medicine for developing parasite-fighting therapies. Campbell shares the prize—and $960,000— with Japanese biochemist Satoshi Ōmura. Together they discovered a therapy against infections caused by roundworm parasites. According to a Nobel Prize press release, their drug, Avermectin, “has radically lowered the incidence of River Blindness and Lymphatic Filariasis, as well as showing efficacy against an expanding number of other parasitic diseases.” Campbell, an expert in parasite biology who lives in North Andover, MA, has been recognized for his work throughout his career, but “this is a new level of recognition,” Bluhm said in

an interview with Leesburg Today. Bluhm has very early memories of her father’s work with parasites. As a child, she remembers him regularly visiting her school’s science classes with tapeworms displayed in glass jars. “When we were really little, that’s how we began to understand what parasites were and his kind of work,” she said. Still, Bluhm never caught the science bug. She instead had an interest in world cultures and languages, which led her to a career in teaching. “It’s been a good match,” said Bluhm, who’s taught French at Loudoun Country Day School for the past 11 years. However, father and daughter do share a love of, and talent in, art. They enjoy painting as a hobby, and Campbell has managed to combine his artwork with his work in science. Some of his paintings are artistic representations of parasites. “They are amazingly lovely,” Bluhm said with laugh. “You wouldn’t think that a parasite could be.” Her father is a strong believer in pursuing various areas of interest, she added. He believes “it doesn’t make you just a more interesting person, it makes you a better scientist.” Bluhm, the oldest of three children, said her father never pushed her to follow in his footsteps but told her to pursue her own passions. Sitting in her classroom Oct. 7, she teared up when she thought of his encouraging words.

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“I remember him saying, ‘It doesn’t matter what you go into and what you love, but once you’ve picked that, strive to be among the best at what you do.’” Bluhm has done exactly that in the classroom at Loudoun Country Day School, said Amy Warner, the school’s director of communications. She pairs her students with pen pals in France, takes them on tours of embassies in Washington, DC, and spends her summers traveling to maintain her own foreign language skills. “She has very high standards,” Warner said. “She has very fine character, and a gentle and fun sense of humor.” This is the second year in a row Loudoun County made Nobel Prize-related headlines. Just

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oudoun County has 508 more kids in its public schools this year than initially projected, and 199 of those are just at one school. The school system’s annual enrollment report shows that on Sept. 30—the official “count day” in most Virginia public schools—Loudoun County Public Schools had 76,263 students. That’s an increase of 2,802 students, or 3.8 percent, over last year. The enrollment report was presented to the School Board at its regular meeting Tuesday. The Planning and Legislative Services Department underestimated enrollment by 508. The missed projections hit a handful of schools in the county’s newest neighborhoods particularly hard. Buffalo Trail Elementary School, near Aldie, was expected to have 837 stu-

dents this year, but instead is serving 1,036 students—14 above building capacity. Two miles north, projections showed Mercer Middle School not with 1,462 students, but with 1,584—234 more than building capacity—enrolled. Other schools that saw big gaps between projections and actual enrollments include Briar Woods High School in Ashburn (83 students more than forecasted), Arcola Elementary School near Aldie (80 more students than forecasted), Cardinal Ridge Elementary School in Centreville (77 more students than forecasted) and Sanders Corner Elementary School in Ashburn (59 students more than forecasted). A few schools opened with fewer students than expected. Creighton’s Corner Elementary, for example, is housing 82 fewer students than forecasted, for a total enrollment of 919. But leaders at that school are perhaps due for a break; they have managed enrollment that was larger than projections for the

past few years. Last school year, Creighton’s Corner housed 180 more students than forecasted and 150 students more than the building’s program capacity. The elementary schools in the Brambleton area, including Creighton’s Corner, will get some relief next school year when Madison’s Trust Elementary School opens near the intersection of Northstar Boulevard and Creighton Road. The School Board is set to begin the process to redraw the attendance zone boundaries Oct. 28. This year’s projection gap was the largest for the Loudoun school system’s Planning and Legislative Services Department in recent years. The year-to-year enrollment increase for the county’s public schools is more than 2,500 students. Last school year, its projections were short by 228 students. They were off by three students for the 2014-15 school year and short by 119 for the 2012-13 school year. n

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road Run High School’s iGEM team won several awards at an international competition in Boston last month. The team was the only U.S. team to be nominated for the best iGEM (International Genetically Engineered Machine) project award. It took home a silver medal for its project, and also won for best poster and best presentation. It was also nominated for Best Wiki, or best website. For its project, the group created a genetically engineered yeast to sustainably and cheaply treat Armstrong World Industries’ water

supply. Armstrong World Industries is an international construction materials manufacturer that sponsored the team. “We genetically engineered these yeast cells to produce an enzyme called amylase. Amylase breaks down starch molecules and removes the food source for this problematic bacteria that are affecting the ceiling tiles,” said Broad Run sophomore Marissa Sumathipala, who founded the team with her brother, Adriel. Marissa expects what they discovered to be put to good use by Armstrong World Industries. “Synthetic biology is really fas-

cinating,” she added. “You can use it for a wide variety of things, like create better cancer treatments or remove toxic chemicals from water and soil and everything in between.” Marissa and Adriel are joined on the team by students Fionn Desmond, Alicia Scott and Nick Rozak. The two team mentors are Tom Burkett and Lisa Scheifele of the Baltimore Under Ground Science Space, a molecular biology community lab. Loudoun-based companies Telos Corp. and Swan Legend Venture Capital also sponsored the team. Together, the three companies donated $9,400. n


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NVCC-LOUDOUN HOLDS STEM DAY

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College invites the public to its free STEM Day, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17. The event will feature exhibits about robotics, game design, music recording, biotechnology, cybersecurity, engineering, horticulture and veterinary technology. The college’s campus is at 21200 Campus Drive in Sterling. Follow signs to free parking. For more information, go to LoCoSTEM2015. com or call 703-948-7589.

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Students will host a meeting Thursday, Oct. 22, that looks at the topic: “Why Doesn’t My Bright Student Earn Great Grades? A Discussion About Ability Verse Achievement.” The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at J. Lupton Simpson Middle School, at 490 Evergreen Mill Road in Leesburg. Keynote speaker Shannon King, adjunct professor of gifted education at George Mason University and manager of best practices for teaching and learning for Fairfax County Public Schools, will focus on how parents can encourage their children to perform at the highest level of their abilities. LoCoPOGS’ meetings are open to families with gifted children who attend private, public or home schools. Learn more at locopogs.org. n

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he public is invited to see what solutions companies, entrepreneurs, teachers and students came up with to address some of the most difficult-to-solve school problems at the inaugural Loudoun County Public Schools Challenge on Thursday, Oct. 22. The call for innovative solutions drew 63 submissions from companies and several more from elementary, middle and high school students. Those behind the top 20 submissions will present their ideas to an audience and panel of judges at the event, to be held from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Federal Communications Commission Chief Information Officer David A. Bray will serve as the keynote speakers. The event also includes 20 corporate exhibitors and technology solution demonstrations by companies that address school safety and security issues. The Loudoun County Public Schools Challenge is put on by The Innovative Solutions Consortium. Its partners in the event are Loudoun County Department of Economic Development, Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, George Mason Enterprise Center, TheIntelligenceCommunity. com and Dulles Regional Chamber of Commerce. The event’s top sponsors are Raytheon Corp. and The National Conference

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he correct answer at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s candidates’ forum? More business. While questions posed to the 16 hopefuls for the county Board of Supervisors on Oct. 7 focused on everything from full-day kindergarten to the Bi-County Parkway, answers consistently circled back to how to grow Loudoun’s economy. Specifically, how to draw more companies and boost the county’s tax base. Each sitting supervisor running for reelection used his or her 60 seconds at the microphone to highlight what the current board has done to attract more business. Republican incumbent Geary M. Higgins touted a few stats, including that the board’s efforts have added or kept 10,000 jobs within Loudoun’s borders, and he said the county’s commercial and industrial tax base is the highest it’s ever been, making up about 25 percent of the overall tax base. Leesburg Today/Vanessa Gutberlet “The thing this board is doing is growing From left, moderator Mindy Williams Carlin; Blue Ridge District candidates Republican Tony Buffington and independent Richard Jimmerson; and Broad Run its commercial base. That’s what we promised to candidates Republican Ron Meyer and Democrat Al Nevarez at last week’s Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce Candidates’ Forum. do,” said Higgins, who represents the Catoctin adinne, said the program was no different than bringing that business investment here to Loud- referee. The longtime supervisor brought up District. Saines’ driving offenses, which included charges surrounding counties’. Instead, he said, supervi- oun County,” he said. His opponent, Democrat Craig Green sors should focus on building a good transpor- Umstattd clarified that she voted against of drunken driving in November 2003 and in said, yes, the county has “gotten some wins,” but tation infrastructure, providing more funding the Village at Leesburg’s residential component April 2007. it needs to do a better job of “developing a 21st to schools and leveraging the opportunities “that pretty much gutted our opportunity to After the Democrat suggested commuter century job market.” provided by Dulles Airport and the Metro’s bring Class A office space to that corridor along buses as an alternative to building the Bi-County Republican incumbent Matthew F. Letour- Silver Line—all of which will naturally draw Rt. 7.” Parkway, Delgaudio responded, “My opponent neau, who represents the Dulles District, called new business. She agreed business is critical. “Without would really know about buses since he lost his the county’s program that provides financial The two candidates for the Leesburg Dis- it, we are putting more of a tax burden on our license for a year…” incentives to businesses that relocate to Loud- trict seat got in a tiff over who was more busi- residents, and that is something none of us want Saines tried to respond but, following the oun a “huge success,” but he said it’s not just a ness-friendly. Republican Will Estrada accused to see.” forum’s ground rules, Carlin asked that the blank check. Democrat Kristen Umstattd of rejecting busi- At one point, an argument between microphones be turned off. The board is strategic about which com- ness opportunities for Leesburg when she, as the Republican incumbent Eugene A. Delgaudio She later said with a sigh, “So, this has been panies receive cash to move here, he added. town’s mayor, opposed the Village at Leesburg (Sterling) and his Democratic opponent, Koran a feisty panel.” “For those who’ve received incentives, it was the development. T. Saines, upstaged any talk of business and Saines told Leesburg Today after the forum differentiator.” Continued on Next Page “We need someone who will focus on had moderator Mindy Williams Carlin playing His opponent, Democrat Anjan Chimal-

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How does 9 million square feet of data center development affect your business? Find out Oct. 27. Details: loudounchamber.org.

he Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the contributions of small businesses during a Nov. 6 banquet. Thirty-six companies are on the list of finalists for the 21st annual presentation of the Small Business Awards. There are eight award categories. Here are the finalists: Retailer: Brew LoCo LLC, Best Rack Around, Auctions on Main, and Browning Equipment, Inc.

Nonprofit: Boulder Crest Retreat for Military & Veteran Wellness, Community Foundation for Loudoun & Northern Fauquier Counties, Loudoun Free Clinic, and Loudoun Youth. Service Business: Ashburn Children’s Dentistry, Comfenergy, Commonwealth Vault & Safe Deposit Co., and Flow Yoga. Rural Business: North Gate Vineyard, Spring House Farm, The Vineyards & Winery at Lost Creek, and Loudoun Therapeutic Riding Inc. Tourism and Entertainment: King Pinz, Paint-

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eesburg-based medical device company K2M Group Holdings announced Tuesday that it will introduce its proprietary technology that uses 3D printing to allow for bony integration throughout an implant during the 2015 North American Spine Society Annual Meeting in Chicago.

K2M’s Lamellar Titanium Technology uses an advanced 3D printing method to create structures that were once considered impractical with traditional manufacturing techniques. Starting with a titanium powder, the implants are grown through the selective application of a high-energy laser beam, allowing for the incorporation of both a porosity and surface roughness that pre-clinical data has associated with bone growth activity. Also, K2M launched its EVEREST

ing with a Twist, The Dance Academy of Loudoun, and The Zone Technology: AIC Incorporated, DHK Enterprises Inc., InfoRelay Online Systems Inc., Moverjunction.com, and Solebrity Inc. Home-based Business: Bow Tie Strategies, DeHenzel Training Systems, Loudoun Clear Marketing, SCS Safety Health & Security Associates LLC, and BrandMirror. Entrepreneur of the Year: Justin Dobson, Comfenergy; Ken Falke, Boulder Crest; Kamal Gill, Deformity Spinal System at the Scoliosis Research Society’s 50th annual meeting in Minneapolis. The new spinal system includes state-of-the-art implant technology with several enhancing attributes to facilitate more efficient intraoperative use and to provide surgeons with multiple options during surgery in one system to help address the most difficult correction maneuvers for complex spinal pathologies. Learn more at www.k2m.com.

The Zone; and Saurabh Raj Kalra, MoverJunction. com. Small Business of the Year: Allegra Print, Signs, Design; Re-Love It; and the winners of this year’s business categories. The awards ceremony will be held Friday, Nov. 6, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The National Conference Center in Lansdowne. The cost is $70 for Chamber members and guests of finalists and $105 for non-members. Register at loudounchamber.org. n

lieros was born in Egypt, educated in Greece and completed his studies at The Braamfontein Restaurant and Hotel School in Johannesburg, South Africa. As an international restaurant consultant, Kavalieros has published two books, opened a culinary school in Athens and served as an advisor to restaurants throughout Europe. He came to the U.S. in 2014. Sellers spent most of her life living between Latin America, Europe and Africa. She moved to the U.S. to attend Dartmouth College. She then enrolled in culinary school interned at Blair House, The President’s COOKOLOGY ADDS CHEFS and Guest House, where she later won the role of Chefs Tony Kavalieros and Kiesha Sell- executive sous chef in a cook-off. The new ers have joined the staff at Cookology. KavaContinued on Next Page


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Picket Fence Realty in Leesburg was awarded the Patriot Award by the Department of the Army for supporting National Guardsmen and Reservists. Staff member Aspen Billow, deployed to Qatar last month as part of the Virginia National Guard’s 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Billow nominated her employer for the award because of its support over the past year as she completed her monthly service duty in Winchester.

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that he did not have his driver’s license revoked. A question on how to pay for full-day kindergarten—which has become this election season’s political rallying cry—brought some surprising answers from incumbents. Candidates agreed it’s time for Loudoun to extend kindergarteners’ school day, but they disagreed on how to pay it. Republican incumbents Ralph M. Buona (Ashburn) and Suzanne M. Volpe (Algonkian) said the county does have room in its six-year Capital Improvement Program to cover the cost—estimated at more than $35 million to expand the program to half the county’s kindergartners—but the Loudoun County School Board needs to first make it a priority over other capital needs. “In reality we do have the funding capability, but without the School Board having a plan and

implanting it, handing a check over doesn’t get it done,” Volpe said. Ron Meyer, the GOP nominee in the Broad Run District, agreed that it’s a School Board decision, but it’s up to the supervisors to fund it. “The only thing we can do to help full-day kindergarten along is draw more business,” he added. “That’s key.” The candidates who took part in the forum were: Volpe and Democrat Andrew Resnick, Algonkian; Buona and Democrat Mike Turner, Ashburn; Republican Tony Buffington and independent Richard Jimmerson, Blue Ridge; Meyer and Democrat Al Nevarez, Broad Run; Higgins and Green, Catoctin; Letourneau and Chimaladinne, Dulles; Estrada and Umstattd, Leesburg; Delgaudio and Saines, Sterling. The chamber will host a forum featuring the four candidates for the chairman of the Board of Supervisors on Oct. 22. See details at loudounchamber.org. n

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Leesburg-based Loudoun Insurance Group announced three new hires. Michele Wildes, Shannon Whitcomb and Allison Koons have joined LIG’s Personal Lines Insurance Division, which includes home, auto, umbrella, BROWN PROMOTED motorcycle and boat, as well as life and health CPA Catherine E. Brown has been pro- insurance. Wildes brings 15 years of industry moted to senior accountant with Updegrove, experience and her primary focus is personal Combs & McDaniel PLC. She serves both busi- lines of insurance, including auto, home, perness and individual clients in tax preparation sonal liability umbrellas and rental dwellings. and consulting in the firm’s Leesburg office. She holds a license for life, health, property and The firm also has added a new accountant in casualty insurance and has also handled longthe Leesburg office. Carrie Clark has 16 years of term care insurance. Whitcomb has worked in accounting experience, is an IRS enrolled agent the insurance industry since 2005. Her focus and has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from has been on personal lines insurance, including Southern New Hampshire University. home, auto and umbrella coverage; however, in recent years she expanded her scope to assist business owners with their unique insurance ASHBURN KIDDIE needs as well. She holds a West Virginia and non-resident Virginia property and casualty ACADEMY AWARDED The Kiddie Academy of Ashburn was rec- license and is a Virginia notary. Koons’ profesognized with several awards from the national sional licenses include property, casualty, life child care chain Kiddie Academy. The center re- and health. Loudoun Insurance Group is at 5 ceived the New Academy of the Year award and Wirt St. SW, Suite 300, in Leesburg. n

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t has been several years since the football stadium at Heritage High School has hosted a game of the magnitude that will be played at the corner of Evergreen Mill Road and Battlefield Parkway in Leesburg on Friday night. Some might say it was 2011, the last time the Pride reached the Virginia High School League playoffs in Group AA. Some might say it’s been even longer than that. Regardless, when Heritage takes the field to host Woodgrove at 7 p.m. and the “Friday Night Lights” are shining bright, the excitement level in the stadium should be through the proverbial roof. Through games of Oct. 5, the Pride (6-0) was tied for second in the VHSL Group 4A West Region power point ratings, while the Wolverines (5-1) were ranked seventh (the top 16 in each region qualify for the postseason). “Heritage deserves to host a big game,” third-year head coach Reed Prosser said. “The students haven’t had a football team to get behind in a long time and they’re fired up to support us.” One of the players most responsible for the excitement around the Heritage football team is quarterback Alex Carlin. A 6-foot1, 160-pound junior, Carlin has

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completed 52 of 80 pass attempts (65 percent) for 1,105 yards and 16 touchdowns. More impressive, he has thrown no interceptions as he has guided the Pride to as many victories in 2015 as they had the previous two years combined. “As Alex progressed throughout the summer, we thought we had a chance to be really good,” said Prosser, who saw Heritage post 3-7 records in each of his first two seasons. “He has started to master the offense and is making good decisions. “Alex is a great competitor, is very intelligent and is a tremendous athlete,” Prosser added. “He wants to be successful and perfect on every play. He’s the type of quarterback where if he makes a mistake or turns it over in practice he gets upset, and that’s the kind of competitor you want. When you have an athlete, a competitor and an intelligent player, you have a chance to have a special player.” As well as Carlin has played, the Heritage offense is not all about him. Senior 6-foot-3 receiver Cole Miller has aided Carlin in the passing game with 22 receptions for 515 yards and nine touchdowns, while 5-9, 165-pound senior running back Mitch Westbrook has rushed for 709 yards and nine scores. All of that firepower has allowed the Pride offense to average 44.8 points per game. They have scored fewer than 41 points just once (21-6 vic-

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tory over Fauquier Sept. 4). “It’s definitely a great feeling to know you have Mitch Westbrook in the backfield to save you,” Carlin said. “If I’m making bad plays or not making my reads correctly, I can just hand it off to Mitch and let him run behind that big offensive line.” “Mitch has turned into exactly what we thought he would be and Cole has been a playmaker on the edge,” Prosser said. “But we’ve had enough other guys fill in and make plays. You can attribute that to how hard they work and their desire to be a part of what we’re doing. We’re not a team built just around those three guys. We have a lot of guys who have scored touchdowns and you can’t really key on one person.” Carlin, Westbrook and Miller join senior tight end/linebacker Tyler Daily and two-way linemen Brent Smith, Justin Smith and Cam George as players Prosser credits for Heritage’s surge. “We’re fortunate to have a core group of guys and we really lean on them a lot,” Prosser said. “Those are the core group of guys who have been with us for three years. They understand what it takes and they’re excited to be here.” “It started in the offseason,” Carlin said. “Everyone showed up to our offseason drills and they’re really buying in. Our offensive

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Tae Kwon Do students from around the region converged at the Douglass Community Center on Saturday to participate in the 23rd annual Kick Cancer Out of the World Championship. Organized by Grandmaster Eunggil Choi and the United States Tae Kwon Do Martial Arts Academy, the day-long competition is one of three events to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Blue Ridge Hospice. The 2015 campaign wraps up Nov. 1 when the Masters and Students Demonstration will be held at the USTMA’s headquarters at 9 Cardinal Park Drive in Leesburg. For more information, go to ustma.com.


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line are mostly upperclassmen and they’ve been working their butts off in the weight room. When you can get moving behind big dudes like that, it just boosts everyone’s confidence.” Carlin was called up to varsity duty from the freshman team late in the 2013 season and immediately turned heads. Carlin’s creativity on the field led Robert Royal, a Heritage assistant coach who played in the NFL with the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills, to liken the young signal-caller to former Bills teammate and 1984 Heisman Trophy winner Doug Flutie. “We brought him up at the end of his freshman year and saw some special things in practice,” Prosser said. “He was just able to make plays. Rob started calling him ‘Flutie’ because he was just kind of magic.” That ability led to Carlin being named the Pride’s starting quarterback for the 2014 campaign. He had his best game at Woodgrove last October as he passed for nearly 250 yards and three touchdowns, but he suffered a broken collarbone late in the contest and was lost for the rest of the season. “It was definitely a sad moment for me because I knew I wasn’t going to be able to play anymore,” Carlin said of the injury. “I think I was ready for the challenge [of starting last season], but the progression from last year to this year has been tremendous for me. “I’m learning how to do everything and especially why to do everything,” he said. “Coach

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jmercker@leesburgtoday.com Among the most striking features at many Buddhist temples in Thailand are the yak statues of guardian giants intended to protect worshippers from evil forces. At One Loudoun’s new Sense of Thai St. restaurant, the yak-in-residence is general manager and mixologist Jeremy Ross. Ross, the only non-Thai employee at the new bustling eatery, was initially brought on to develop a first-rate drinks program. But over the past few months, his role has expanded to spokesman, front man, translator and beyond. All this results, Ross said, from a sense of trust developed with restaurant owners Sing Chokesatean and Pat Pattanamekar, and a shared vision of bringing authentic, streetstyle Thai food and a city-quality beverage program to Loudoun. “Essentially this is our temple, and I protect it for them,” said Ross, a former U.S. Navy information technology specialist who found his way into the DC hospitality scene after leaving the military a few years ago. The co-owners—known to the staff and diners as Pat and Sing—decided fast-growing Ashburn was the perfect place for their resCourtesy of Sense of Thai St. taurant, which opened in June. They brought Sing Chokesatean and Pat Pattanamekar opened Sense of Thai St. in June in One Loudoun with a vision to serve authentic, street-style Thai food. head chef Yanina Klankaew, a Bangkok native and veteran of Thai restaurants in Arlington, on board because of her creative approach of high school. After graduating at the top of discover that he loved the hospitality industry. (both part of DC’s Knightsbridge Restaurant “I realized I’m good at this. The money’s Group) and earned a reputation as one of the and experience creating authentic Thai dishes. his class at Navy “A” school, he moved to the Washington, DC, area for an assignment at the good. I like talking to people. I’m having fun,” District’s top bartenders, known for his warm Chokesatean and Pattanamekar knew from the start they wanted top-notch cocktail, wine and famed Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Ross said. “I worked long hours in the Navy, so personality and creativity behind the bar (Ross beer lists and found Ross through a twist of After his enlistment ended, he began looking the whole stress of the labor part of it—not a was named one of DC’s top 10 mixologists for 2014 by local business news website Bisnow). for IT jobs in the private sector, and took what problem.” fate. he initially thought was a temporary job as a Ross went on to hone his mixology Ross was working long hours as a bar Ross, 26, is a Portsmouth native from a military family who joined the Navy right out server at a high-end DC-area chain only to skills at 701 Restaurant and the Oval Room tender at multiple restaurants, and was considering a move to Chicago, when he unexpectedly connected with Chokesatean and Pattanamekar on a rare night off. Ross, who admits to having been something of a DC restaurant snob, at the time considered only one Northern Virginia restaurant—Merrifield’s highly rated B Side—worth crossing the Potomac for. After adopting B Side as a favorite off-night hangout, Ross befriended the restaurant’s bartenders. And when a friend convinced him to head to Virginia for a few drinks, the bartender on duty was raving about Ross’ mixology skills to patrons when a couple of newcomers (who turned out to be Chokesatean and Pattanamekar) showed up. After hearing their bartender’s words of praise, they asked Ross to come up with some creative cocktails. “Then [Chokesatean] gets up and says, ‘I’m about to open up a restaurant in Ashburn. Can you help me with my cocktail list?’ I was onstage and didn’t even know it,” Ross said. Ross became more and more involved in preparation for the restaurant’s opening, and Pattanamekar and Chokesatean offered him the general manager’s post. “From every meeting we had, the responsibility kept growing. First, it was the cocktail list, then it was the beer, then it was the wine. Then it was taking off a week from DC to work with the staff here and translating for commercials. Then I got the offer for general manager Jan Mercker/Leesburg Today because I was already so invested here.” Sense of Thai St. General Manager Jeremy Ross’s creativity, attention to detail and homemade ingredients earned him a nod as one of DC’s top mixologists. He’s now bringing his cocktail-crafting expertise across the river to Loudoun.

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10 a.m.-noon, 22505 Landmark Court, Ashburn. Contact: 703-858-8818 The grand opening includes a pediatric ambulance tour, free health screenings, facility tours, refreshments and face painting. Free.

6:30 p.m., Top of the Podium Wrestling Center, 22370 Davis Drive, Sterling. Details: topofpodium.org This class introduces youth ages 6 to 14 and their parents to the world’s oldest sport. This is a way to learn about youth wrestling before signing up for a team. Registration suggested. Free.

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10 a.m.-noon, Lovettsville Community Center, E. Broad Way, Lovettsville. Contact: 703-8588818 Inova Loudoun Hospital Mobile Health Services will provide blood pressure screenings.

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5 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Details: oldstoneschool.org Historian Tracy Gillespie talks about Loudoun County during the American Revolution followed by keynote speaker archaeologist David Clark. Enjoy dinner by Blessing Hill Catering and live music as well as a preview of the silent auction. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

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6-8 p.m., Village at Leesburg, 1602 Village Market Blvd., Leesburg. Details: 703-737-6772 Loudoun Habitat for Humanity and the Village at Leesburg are sponsoring a fun event for children ages 3 to 11. Guests embark on a 30-minute tour that ends in Pumpkin Village where kids can make a craft and have their photo taken with costumed characters. All proceeds support Loudoun Habitat for Hu-

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7:30 p.m., Franklin Park Arts Center, 36441 Blueridge View Lane, Purcellville. Details: franklinparkartscenter.org Rediscover your sense of wonder as Main Street Theater Productions present L. Frank Baums’ familiar tale reimagined for 2015. Tickets are $20.

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Photography Workshop

8 a.m., Oatlands Historic House and Gardens, 20850 Oatlands Plantation Lane, Leesburg. Contact: 703-777-3174 Join professional photographer Wayne Wolfersberger for a morning photography workshop. Bring your camera, lenses and tripod (if you have one) for three hours of shooting. Registration required. Fee is $50.

Kids Connect 5K Fun Run & Festival

8:30 a.m., Rock Ridge High School, 43460 Loudoun Reserve Drive, Ashburn. Details: developmentalconnections.org Join Developmental Connections for a 1K obstacle course, or dress as your favorite super hero for the 5K Superhero Run. All proceeds support social enrichment curriculums for students. Registration is $20 in advance, $25 on race day.

Ladies Board Rummage Sale

9 a.m.-3 p.m., Morven Park, Tutt Lane, Leesburg. Details. ladiesboard.org

Aldie Harvest Festival and Duck Race

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Village of Aldie, 39401 John Mosby Highway, Aldie. Details: villageofaldie.com The festival features antiques, crafts and jewelry vendors; food vendors and bake sales; living historians and mill grinding demonstrations; live music; and children’s activities. Watch 4,000 rubber ducks race down the Little River, with prizes for winning ducks and a chance to win $100,000. Admission to the festival is free. $5 per duck, $20 for 5.

Waterford Art and Crafts Harvest

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Village of Waterford, Details: waterfordfoundation.org Explore the three floors of locally made crafts in the Old Mill and talk to artisans about their crafts. View the winners of the annual Art and Photography Exhibit and celebrate Waterford’s rich agricultural history with the Heritage Farm Exhibit. Free admission.

Hillsboro Heritage Day

10 a.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Details: oldstoneschool. org Celebrate the Colonial and Early American eras with live music and performances and historic presentations, local artwork and a farmers market. Free.

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Shopping Center, 20070 Ashbrook Commons Plaza, Ashburn. Contact: 703-761-9000 Stop by Ashbrook Commons for fun for the whole family. Enjoy the fall decorations while kids get their faces painted, navigate a hay maze, decorate mini pumpkins, and make crafts to take home. Mr. Knick Knack will entertain at 11:30 a.m. Free.

Harvest Celebration

11 a.m.-6 p.m., Breaux Vineyards, 36888 Breaux Vineyards Lane, Purcellville. Details: breauxvineyards.com Celebrate the 2015 harvest season and Virginia Wine month at Breaux Vineyards. Wine tastings, food for sale, live music and craft vendors. Free admission.

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Bridges’ One-Room Schoolhouse

1-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Contact: 571-2583600 Visit the newly restored one-room schoolhouse, the earliest schoolhouse existing in eastern Loudoun. Guides in period dress will share skills and games of a typical 1870 school day. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free.

Lanesville Open House

1-3 p.m., Claude Moore Park, 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road, Sterling. Contact: 571-2583600 Enjoy a guided tour of the Lanesville House. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the house was built in stages between the 1770s and early 1900s.

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7:30 p.m., Old Stone School, 37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro. Contact: 540-955-8186 The Bluemont Concert Series will hold the first of eight old-time contra dances. The dance will begin at 8 p.m., with a workshop for new and inexperienced dancers starting at 7:30 pm. Admission is $12 per person, $8 for Bluemont Friends, students, and seniors.

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6:30-8:30 p.m., St. James United Church of Christ, 10 E. Broad Way, Lovettsville. Details: stjamesucc-love.org Open mic session for local musicians. All ages and music styles are welcome. Free. 2 p.m., See Oct. 16 listing.

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3 p.m., Harmony Church, 380 E. Colonial Highway, Hamilton. Contact: 540-338-2937 This service for pregnancy and infant loss is designed to bring grieving parents together for support. Free.

Family Nature Walk

3-4:30 p.m., Bles Park, 44830 Riverside Parkway, Ashburn. Details: loudounwildlife.org A guided tour focusing on insects, will explore the trails that run along fields, wetlands and a stream. Registration required. Free.

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12:30 p.m., Hunter’s Head Tavern, 9048 John S. Mosby Highway, Upperville. Contact: 703590-0856 To celebrate the 20th anniversary of Tea & Tarts, a social club for women from the British Isles and Commonwealth, a special luncheon will be held. Membership in Tea & Tarts is open to any woman who would like to join.

Wednesday, Oct. 21 Town Hall Meeting

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Immaculate home situated on 1 acre. Great location. Large rooms. Completely upgraded. Great commuter location – close to Rt. 66 and Rt. 81. Walking distance to schools, shopping and grocery. Fully fenced back yard. Great parking area. New lighting fixtures and electrical upgrades. Upgraded appliances. New paint, new rear deck, new water heater. Won’t last long! Mrishomes.com/FV8770804

Great Hamilton location near town park. Idyllic small town living yet close to all the amenities of both Leesburg & Purcellville. This ‘Curry Built’ all brick rambler was built to last! Hardwood floors, great yard. Recently painted. Mrishomes.com/LO8759244

This is your dream home! Wraparound 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

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$1,095,000

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

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Large Home on open 39+ Acres. Beautiful setting. New Kitchen w/ New Corian Countertops and New Cabinets. Hardwood floors. Freshly Painted. Huge Great Room and Large Stone Patio for entertaining. Big Fenced Back Yard. Separate Log Home providing rental income. Detached garage. Shed for storage. Farm is providing rental income. Seller not responsible for roll back Taxes Mrishomes.com/CL8748266

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To Be Built – 1 level bonus ranch Wonderful open Stone 7 Cedar with 3BR/2BA on nice level 1.24 ranch on 10 manicured acres. Cottage/in-law suite was built in ’84 572 acre lot with storage shed and well SQ & in ’91 the main house was add- already installed. Floor Plan is open ed to this 1847 SF. Tax records don’t and has a split bedroom layout. GW include the cottage, which together Van Ness Construction is a local is 2419 finished SF total. Great 40x30 barn w/workshop woodstove builder with 20+ years of building experience – will build this plan or water & loft. another plan you may prefer. ConveMrishomes.com/LO8760412 nient location! Mrishomes.com/CL8584796

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$389,990

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

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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

$549,000 Bluemont

Old Stone Home prime for renovation on 2.45 in town acres, Fronting 340. Private setting & lots of charm. Investment potential for future commercial/office or just a great place to live! Wood floors, wide wood trims, large stone fireplace. Bed and Breakfast or Restaurant potential. Previously approved for drive in Bank an additional office space. 2 adjoining ¼ lots also available. Mrishomes.com/CL8554866

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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

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$569,900 Leesburg

Set on 5 acres in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Horse farmette has board fence, barn & shed. Main level living. Kitchen has large granite island plus stainless appliances. Master bedroom w/privatebath & spa shower. Outside living on front porch with swings plus large back deck. Detached 2 car garage. NO HOA! Mrishomes.com/CL8754162

$2,299,000

179 Acres includes additional 6.5 acre lot. Wine cellar, heated pool w/ spa, near aweseom 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

$329,900 Herndon

Nice Curry built home in a fantastic older Leesburg Neighborhood. Huge Flat Backyard w/ a large shed w/ Electricity. Large Family room w/ Fireplace. Retro Kitchen. Nice Bathroom. 3 Bedrooms. Possibility of Hardwoods under carpet. Huge Basement with Recreation Room with Extra Room for possible bedroom and half bath. Close to Elementary School and High School. Close to Amenities. Lots of potential. MrisHomes.com/LO8757813

$309,900 Marshall

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Loudoun Toastmasters Meeting

Saturday, Oct. 17 Cash Bingo

Leaders of Loudoun Meeting

The NoVa Dawnbreakers Toastmasters Club of Leesburg

7:30 a.m., Eggspectations, 1609 Village Market Blvd. SE, Leesburg. Contact: novadawnbreakers. org Practice public speaking skills with others. The club meets every Monday.

Tuesday, Oct. 20

Wednesday Night Dinners

5:30-6:30 p.m., Harmony Church, 380 E. Colonial Highway, Hamilton. Contact: 540-338-2937 Every Wednesday night dinners are provided by Lowry’s Crab Shack and various church groups from September through May. Freewill donations accepted.

Suicide Support Group

Gamer’s Union for Teens with Asperger’s

6 p.m., Rust Library, Leesburg. Contact: 703-7770323 or library.loudoun.gov The Union provides an opportunity for young

7 p.m., Leesburg Town Hall, 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 703-587-1618 Free support group for those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Group meets every third Wednesday in lower level conference room No. 2.

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Admission is $10, with an additional fee of $8 for participation in the candy sushi workshop. Pizza is $2 per slice and orders will be taken the morning of the event.

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12:30 p.m., Leesburg Town Hall basement 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 571-2466684 leaders.toastmastersclubs.org. This advanced Toastmasters Club meets the first and third Saturday of each month.

Monday, Oct. 19

5 p.m., Bethany UMC, 100 W. Main St., Purcellville. Contact: 540-338-7648 Bethany UMC offers a Homework Club every Wednesday evening during the school year followed by a free dinner. Internet access, computer, printer and tutoring are provided. Transportation can be arranged.

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10:15 a.m., Leesburg Town Hall basement 25 W. Market St., Leesburg. Contact: 1889.toastmastersclubs.org. The club meets the first and third Saturday of each month.

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Dog Money, LLC trading as Dog Money Restaurant & Brewery, 50 Catoctin Cir. NE, Ste 100, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Virginia 20176-3101 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL (ABC) for a Wine and Beer On Premises/Mixed Beverages - Brewery 500 barrels or less annually license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages.

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FEE SIMPLE RIGHT OF WAY DEDICATION, PERMANENT STORM DRAINAGE EASEMENT, TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT, PERMANENT VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY UTILITY EASEMENT AND PERMANENT VERIZON VIRGINIA UTILITY EASEMENT ON AND ACROSS REAL PROPERTY, PIN 23315-5236-000, TAX MAP # /48I1/2/////5/ PERMANENT STORM DRAINAGE EASEMENT AND TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION EASEMENT ON AND ACROSS REAL PROPERTY, PIN 233-15-6915-000, TAX MAP # /48I1/2/////1/ The LEESBURG TOWN COUNCIL will hold a public hearing on TUESDAY, October 27, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., in the Council Chambers at Town Hall, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia, 20176, to consider the following Resolution: A Resolution to authorize acquisition by condemnation of fee simple right of way, and permanent and temporary easements on and across real property for the public purpose of the construction of the Battlefield Parkway, Route 15 to Dulles Greenway Project, and for all other purposes incidental thereto; and to enter upon the area encompassed by the fee simple right of way, and permanent and temporary easements and to initiate and continue construction before the conclusion of condemnation proceedings pursuant to Virginia Code Sections 15.2-1901 through 15.2-1904 and Chapter 3 of Title 25.1 (Sections 25.1-300 et seq.) and to further authorize payment of just compensation to the following property owners: 1. Fee simple right of way dedication, temporary construction easement, permanent Virginia Electric Power Company Utility Easement and Verizon Virginia utility easement on and across real property, PIN 233-16-1536-000, tax map # /48I1/2/////2A; and

Sycolin Road Widening, Phase 4 From: The South Corporate Limits (Leesburg) To: South of Tolbert Lane Town of Leesburg Design Public Hearing Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 6 – 8 p.m. Leesburg Executive Airport Lobby

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Find out about the proposed widening of the final segment of Sycolin Road. The existing Sycolin Road will be widened from 2 lanes to 4 lanes with a raised concrete median, sidewalk and multi-use trail from the south corporate limits to just south of Tolbert Lane. Review the proposed project plans, project schedule and other project documentation and the Environmental Document in the form of a draft Categorical Exclusion at the public hearing or at the Town of Leesburg Office of Capital Projects located at 25 West Market Street (3rd Floor), 703-771-2742. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of personnel to answer your questions. You can also review the project information on the Town of Leesburg web page at http://www.leesburgva.gov/home/showdocument?id=11786. Property impact information and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the above address and will be available at the public hearing. Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by November 11, 2015 to Ms. Anne Geiger, P.E., Project Manager, Town of Leesburg, 25 West Market Street, Leesburg, VA 20176. You may also email your comments to ageiger@leesburgva.gov. Please reference “Sycolin Road Widening Phase 4 Comment” in the subject line. Town of Leesburg ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title IV and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact Maritza Irizarry at 703-737-7066. TTY/TDD 711 State Project: U000-253-312, C-501 UPC: 102895 9/24 & 10/15/15

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

PT Laboratory Technician The Composite Panel Association (CPA) is seeking a part-time Laboratory Technician in our Leesburg, VA facility to perform simple analytical chemistry procedures on wood based panels. This position requires the candidate to be able to: • Able to work independently and collaboratively; • Multitask w/attention to detail • Proficient in MS Word & Excel • Able to move 4’ by 6’ wood test panels • Use of power tools for test samples • Lift 75lbs. Successful candidate must be able to work a flexible schedule, M-F, up to 15hrs/ wk, possibly wknds. Prior lab exp. and/ or strong science background preferred. $15-20hr. commensurate w/exp. Email cover letter, resume and references to cpaemployment@cpamail.org

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For work at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center. $10.90 p/h & must be US Citizen. Call 301-810-4320 to apply

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FT or PT; we can tailor this position to the right candidates. We're a rural bakery getting a lot of good buzz, attention, press & awards one month after moving to a larger space in Marshall, Virginia, just off of I-66 45 minutes west of DC & 20 minutes south of Middleburg. We have a good team of professionals & need more help; we're excited about our larger kitchen in which we can offer more breakfast foods, lunch specials & additional baking, & need an experienced calm hand in the kitchen to help oversee the staff while rolling up sleeves to help bake &/or cook. Google us & read the good words, visit RedTruckBakery.com to learn more about us, & send a resume with a well-crafted note about why you're the person for the job. Please respond with the above via email to: Brian@RedTruckBakery.com (no phone calls or drop-ins, please)

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Accounting Assistant

Job fair Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm, apply online prior to interviewing at www.LouieWantsYou.com, Have Fun, Work Hard, Make Money!

2 plus years of experience Quickbooks and Excel a must Excellent benefits Dulles, VA Email resume to: HR@MDImail.biz

SKILLED HARDSCAPE LABOR Northern Virginia Landscape company seeks skilled hardscape labor. Experience in laying paver patios, walkways, retaining walls and deck building required. Valid drivers license required. Email resumes to: amy@thewordgroupinc.com

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BSN preferred. Currently licensed to practice as an RN by the Commonwealth of Virginia. Flexi positions available TO BE CONSIDERED AND FOR LOCATION OF EVENT, FIRST APPLY ONLINE NO LATER THAN MONDAY, OCTOBER 26TH AT NOON; THEN RSVP TO JALOPORT@SENTARA.COM ASAP.

A Member of the Sentara Northern Virginia Recruitment Team will contact you to confirm your RSVP and provide details of location.

Knowledge of Dentrix a plus. Applicants should have strong interpersonal skills and be excited to learn new skills and dental techniques. Nice perk package. Forward resume to info@theleesburgdentists.com or fax to 703-771-9541 DRIVERS AND DRYWALL CRANE/ BOOM OPERATORS Be Home every NigHt! • Class A and B CDL driver’s needed for Capitol Building Supply in NOVA, DC & MD. • Drywall Crane/Boom Operators needed to operate Drywall Boom Trucks. Must have clean driving record. Competitive pay and benefits.

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Mitchell & Co., P.C., a Leesburg VA firm, is seeking a qualified full-time seasonal tax preparer for the upcoming tax season. This seasonal position has responsibility to provide tax preparation services to individuals, partnerships and corporations. The ideal candidate will have 3 or more years of experience in tax preparation and proficiency with tax software and research tools. Knowledge of ProSystem Fx Tax is a plus. CPA license is preferred.

Family practice with multiple locations is seeking friendly, compassionate individuals to join our team. Duties include welcoming and greeting patients, scheduling appointments, collecting co-pays and answering phones. If you are detail-oriented, enjoy interacting with customers and are passionate about providing excellent customer service, we strongly encourage you to apply. Full-time openings now available in Eastern and Western Loudoun County. Fax resume to 703-858-2880

Please forward resumes to: mco@mcocpa.com or mail to: Mitchell & Co., P.C., 110 E. Market St., Suite 200, Leesburg, VA 20176

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Nova Jobs New gas/convenience store opening soon outside Leesburg. Seeking energetic applicants with excellent customer service & communications skills. F/T & P/T shifts available. Contact: Orlando@schmitzservices.com to apply.

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Accounting Associate II..........................................................................$42,767 - $71,785 DOQ............................................................................................................................Closing Date: October 22, 2015 Required: HS/GED; At least three years increasingly responsible clerical experience in a financial management or accounting setting. Preferred: Bachelor’s degree; Governmental Accounting and Revenue Collection, 3-5 years. Bilingual in English/Spanish.

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

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39918 Oatlands Mill Road • Leesburg, VA 20175 Daytime 703-777-1035 www.oursaviouroatlands.org

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Kids—join us for Trunk or Treat, Moon Bounce, Mr. Vic’s “Magic with a Message,” Campfire, Candy Shower, Flashlight Maze, Door Prize, Games & more! For more info, please contact the church office or visit our website

Sunday Service Times: Sunday School 9:30 am Dynamic Worship 10:30 am Hispanic Worship 2:00 pm

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17667 Roxbury Hall Road, Leesburg VA 703-777-6850 ~ www.leesburgnazarene.com

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Church Church 55 Oakcrest Manor Drive, NE 55 Oakcrest Manor Drive, NE Saturday 9:00 am, 5:30pm Mass Schedule: Saturday 9:00 am, 5:30 pm12:30 Sunday 7:30, 9:00, 10:45, Church 7:30, 9:00, 10:45, 12:30 Sunday 2:15 pm (Spanish) 55 Oakcrest Manor Drive, NE 2:15 pm(M-F) (Spanish) Daily noon Saturday12 am, 5:30 pm Daily 129:00 noon (M–F) Sunday 9:00, 10:45, 12:30 Chapel of the7:30, Immaculate Conception ChapelofofUnion the Immaculate 2:15 pm (Spanish) Corner and N. KingConception Sts. Dailyof 8:30 12 noon (M–F) Corner Union and N. King Sts. Daily (M-F) Daily 8:30 (M–F) Chapel of theMass Immaculate Conception Sunday - Latin in the Extraordinary Corner of Union form 10:30and N. King Sts. Office and Contact: Daily 8:30 (M–F) Office and Contact: 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive, NE Office and Contact: 101 Oakcrest Manor Dr, NE Leesburg, Virginia 20176 101 Oakcrest Manor Drive, NE Leesburg, Virginia 20176 703-777-1317 Leesburg, Virginia 20176 703-777-1317 703-771-9016 703-777-1317(fax) 703-771-9016 (fax) saintjohnleesburg.org 703-771-9016 (fax) saintjohnleesburg.org saintjohnleesburg.org

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

14 Cornwall Street NW, Historic Leesburg (703)777-1124 www.stjamesleesburg.org

Evangelical, Charismatic, Sacramental Mass Schedule:

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

45662 Terminal Drive,Suite #150 Dulles,VA 20166 • 571-375-2602 www.christstarchurchofgod.org

908 Trailview, Leesburg VA 20175 in Cardinal Park, on Rt. 7 703.726.0777

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Sunday Forum for Adults Church School and Gathering for Senior High Youth Both at 10:10 am on Sundays

Sunday Worship 7:45 am Contemplative Worship, 9:00 am Contemporary Worship, and 11:15 am Classical Worship, each with specially selected readings

Faith Traditions Represented Buddhism: Sunday September 13 Hinduism: Sunday September 20 Sikhism: Sunday September 27 Islam: Sunday October 11

Judaism: Sunday October 4 Mormonism: Sunday October 11

Christianity: Sunday October 25

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Obituaries husband in his Real Estate business while he managed the Vienna/Oakton office of Shannon & Luchs and Weichert, Realtors for 23 years. While a resident of Leisure World she actively participated in many community activities. She was particularly active in the LW pottery club as well as volunteering as a willing stagehand for many LW productions. A viewing for friends and neighbors will be held Sunday evening Oct. 11th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Colonial Funeral Home in Leesburg, Va. Her full memorial funeral service will be conducted at the Ft. Myer Main Post Chapel at a later date this Autumn with burial following in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Jane Louise Hertig Adamson, age 82, passed away peacefully on Oct, 8, 2015 with her loving husband at her side. Jane was the daughter of Edwin C. and Louise Hertig of Mason City, Iowa.

“Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same” (Flavia Weedn, Author/Artist). Jane Adamson loved to fill her home with flowers from her gardens and the good company of family and friends and pets. All who were fortunate enough to know her always felt welcome in her company or home, and never left without sharing a hearty laugh and a delightful snack or meal. The family wishes to thank the staff of the Adler Center of Capital Caring Hospice for the wonderful care they provided during Jane’s fight with pancreatic cancer. Special recognition is extended to Dr. Michael Byas-Smith who gracefully managed her pain levels these past several months.

She attended the University of Iowa where she met her husband, George W. (Wally) Adamson, of 61+ years. In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children, Steve W., Martha L. Cislo (Greg) and John M. (Melissa). She has six grandchildren, Bryan, Jordan, Jenna, Adam, Olivia and Cassady, and one great grandchild, Bradley. She has one brother, Jim Hertig In lieu of flowers, the family requests that (Marie), several nieces and nephews and a memorial contributions be sent to Capital Caring Hospice 24419 Millstream Dr. Aldie, loving cat, Lilly. VA 20105. www.capitalcaring.org/join-us/ As a military wife for 23 years she moved donate. frequently…21 different homes. She was busy raising her children while her husband Please visit www.colonialfuneralhome.com was on Army maneuvers, TDY, Korea (13 for additional information and a guestbook. months) and Vietnam (18 months). After his retirement from active duty in 1976 she lived in McLean, Vienna and the past 8 1Ž2 years in Leisure World of Virginia (now Lansdowne Woods). Jane worked at the Na703-771-8831 tional Wildlife Federation in Vienna for sevwww.leesburgtoday.com eral years in the ‘70’s, and then assisted her

The family will receive friends one hour prior from 6 to 7 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the foundation for the blind. Please share condolences with the family at www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com.

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Albert Richard Kipfer, age 86, currently of Zebulon, NC passed away on October 7, 2015 after a long illness. Born in New Kensington, PA on September 26, 1929, he was the youngest of two boys born to the late Max Martin Otto Kipfer and Maria Theresa Kipfer. He was married to Jean Kipfer for 59 years and together they have one son Max Richard Kipfer of Zebulon, NC H. AUDREY SMITH H. Audrey Smith, ninety, of Leesburg, VA, and two grandchildren; Kyle Brian Kipfer of Enfield, CT and Maxx Jordan Kipfer of Newpassed away on October 7, 2015. port News, VA. She was born on July 8, 1925 in West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late James Albert is an Army veteran having served in the Korean War. After which he and his wife Conway and Goldie Conway. In addition to moved to the Chicago area and he began his her parents she was preceded in death by her 25 year career with Coca Cola. Albert, who husband Carl G. Smith. never met a stranger, was best known for his kindness, friendly spirit, unselfishness, sense She is survived by her son Barry Smith, of Leesburg, VA; her daughter Arlene Foll- of humor and general love for all.

mer, of Falls Church, VA; her grandchildren Carl Follmer and Tina Kirby; and her great Interment will be at the Forest Hill CemeGrandchildren Peyton Follmer, Michael Foll- tery in Shelbyville, IN near his mother and mer, William Follmer, Spencer Kirby, and brother. Anna Kirby. I lieu of any flowers the family requests She enjoyed gardening, cooking, traveling, donations be made to the wonderful people listening to music, and reading mystery nov- who took care of him in the end with such els until becoming blind in 2004 whereupon dignity; Transitions LifeCare, 250 Hospice she enjoyed listening to books on tape and Circle Raleigh, NC 27607 getting phone calls and visits from family and Condolences to the family may be sent to friends. poolefuneral.com under Obituaries. A memorial service will begin at 7:00PM on Friday, October 16, 2015 at the Loudoun FuObituaries Continued neral chapel, 158 Catoctin Circle, SE, Leesburg, On Next Page VA 20175 with Chaplain Johnson officiating.


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A memorial service will be held 3:00 P. M. Sunday, October 18, 2015 at The Chapel at The Village at Orchard Ridge, Winchester, with Dr. William Bolden and Rev. George Sims officiating. Burial will be private.

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Anthony (Tony) August Romutis, 86, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 6th, 2015. He will be missed deeply by many friends and family. In lieu of a funeral or memorial, per the wishes of Tony, we request donations to the Hospice of your choice or Capitalcaring.org in his honor. Please share condolences with the family www.colonialfuneralhome.com www.LoudounFuneralChapel.com

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May 16, 1939 – October 3, 2015 Marilyn Florence Brassie, 76, departed this world on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at FairH. AUDREY SMITH banks Memorial Hospital, AK of congestive H. Audrey Smith, ninety, of Leesburg, VA, heart failure, surrounded by her loved ones passed away on October 7, 2015. who sang her home to worship at the feet of Jesus. She was born on July 8, 1925 in West Virginia. She was the daughter of the late James Born May 16th, 1939 in Cincinnati, Ohio to Conway and Goldie Conway. In addition to Lawrence and Myrtle (Mathes) Brassie, she her parents she was preceded in death by her was a retired claims processor for the Sheet husband Carl G. Smith. Metal Workers Union benefits department in Alexandria, Virginia. She attended Western She is survived by her son Barry Smith, Hills High School in Ohio, obtained her GED of Leesburg, VA; her daughter Arlene Folllater in life, and completed one year of Bible mer, of Falls Church, VA; her grandchildren College. She has resided in North Pole, AlasCarl Follmer and Tina Kirby; and her great ka for the last 3 years, Virginia for 27 years Grandchildren Peyton Follmer, Michael Follbefore that and had lived in Ohio, New Jersey, mer, William Follmer, Spencer Kirby, and Pennsylvania and Indiana. Anna Kirby.

Her memorial service will be held at the Leesburg United Methodist Church in Leesburg, VA on Saturday, November 28th, time TBD. In lieu She is preceded in death by her son, Mark L. of flowers or donations, we would like to ask Mahaney, her parents, Lawrence and Myrtle that you practice more “random acts of kindBrassie, brother, Russel Weiher and first husness”, as Laura frequently would do for others. band, Carl Mahaney. She leaves to cherish her memory a brother, Lawrence Brassie, Jr., sister, Myra Nies, five children, Carla SilverGEORGE E. HUMPHRIES stein (Ron), Pamela Miller (Lee), Brian MahCommander George Eugene Humphries, U. S. aney (Carol), Michelle Stuver, Rory Mahaney Navy, Retired, 92, of Winchester, Virginia, died (Kim), 27 grandchildren, 26+ great grandSunday, October 4, 2015 at his home. children, and many nieces, nephews, family and friends. She was a loving daughter, wife, Commander Humphries was born January mother, sister, grandmother, great grand18, 1923 in Jacksonville, Florida, son of the mother, aunt, friend and servant of God. She late Harry Humphries and Viola Simmons was lovingly called “Mom” by many.

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Laura was a graduate of Michigan State University and a proud member of Delta Delta Delta Sorority. Laura also received her master’s degree from the State University of New York, at Albany. Laura had a love for life and the out-of-doors, boundless energy, and always a positive attitude, even in the face of adversity. She was gentle, sweet, and the kindest person – she spread kindness wherever she went. Laura will always be remembered for her fantastic baked goods, for her infectious smile, for being a friend to all, and of course for being a marvelous mother. Laura was simply amazing!

A celebration of life service will be held Friday October 23rd, 2015, at Christian Fellowship Church, 21673 Beaumeade Circle, Ashburn, VA 20147. Visitation at 4pm, Service at 5pm, with a potluck dinner and fellowship immediately following.

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On Saturday, October 3, 2015 of Ashburn, Va. Wife of the late Gustav Hertz. Mother of Crane, Gustav and Stephen Hertz and Christina Hertz Evans. Grandmother of 19 and great-grandmother of 50. Services were held at St. John Catholic Church and burial followed at the church cemetery. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 www.homesofcharity.org. Please share condolences with the family at www.loudounfuneralchapel.com.

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In addition to her mother, Laura is survived by her two daughters, Kathleen Louise Horvath of Durham, NC, and Grace Leigh Horvath, currently a student at UC Berkeley. She is also survived by her brother Paul Hess and his partner Kelly O’Hearn of Ghent, NY, and her former husband Richard Horvath of Leesburg, VA. In addition, she is survived by her stepsisters Alice Rouse, Donna Feeney, Susan Whited, and Sharon Webb, all of Northern Virginia and by her stepbrother Albert Baker Jr. of Saratoga, CA. She was predeceased by her father, John Paul Hess and her stepfather Albert Baker Sr.

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She loved knitting, crocheting, jigsaw puzzles, and board and card games. Her greatest joys were spending time with God, family and reading. She loved us unconditionally even though she didn’t always like our choices. Her favorite saying was, “This too shall pass”. She was willing to share what she had learned from her mistakes and experiences hoping that we could avoid the same pains. She supported and encouraged us to do our best. She taught us that we were free to make choices but not free from the consequences. She allowed us to stay up as late as we wanted to on Friday nights However at noon on Saturday, she would kindly come in, open the shade to let in the sunshine and proceed to sing “Rise Shine Give God the Glory, Glory. Rise Shine Give God the Glory, Glory. Rise And Shine And Give God the Glory, Glory.” And not so quietly proclaim “ Time to Get Up!” She was very compassionate for others even if she didn’t know them. She admired the strength of others in their adversities. She respected and loved others regardless of the differences. She will be missed dearly. She is absent from this earthly body but is fully healed and present with our Lord. She also reminded us to not forget that “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.” Psalm 118:24

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push is emerging among Board of Supervisor candidates to reopen debate about Loudoun County’s long-term growth policies. Advocates of that action should proceed with caution. The General Plan was first adopted in 1991. That development policy was subject to a comprehensive revision a decade later, intended as a guide for community growth through 2020. A principal difference between those two documents was the Transition Policy Area, covering land south of Braddock Road in south Loudoun and west of Goose Creek and Belmont Ridge Road in central Loudoun. In the original General Plan, this area was planned for suburban growth as a phased extension of communities in Ashburn and South Riding. The Revised General Plan scaled back those development permissions and designated the land for lower-density subdivisions to act as a buffer between the eastern and western ends of the county. The transition area likely would be the battleground as part of any new look at the county’s overall development vision. Will the low-density policies continue? Or will the next board designate that land as the new frontier for developers? It will take only five board votes to decide those questions, but the answers will have a lasting impact. One need only to look at the long-term fiscal impact projections adopted by the Board of Supervisors last week. By early in the next decade, the guidelines envision a drop off in single-family home construction and a significant uptick in the availability of multi-family condos and apartments. That trend, which is carried through 2044 in the planning report, is reflective of policies development by the past two Boards of Supervisors to promote higher density in the Rt. 28 corridor and along the Metrorail line. Under those assumptions, the county’s population is expected to grow to 494,000 by 2045, up from 363,500 today. Opening the transition area to permit suburban-scale development would change that future. There could be benefits, such as providing a housing need that can’t be met elsewhere in the region. There could be costs, as well, and not just the need for more schools and wider roads. The General Plan has served the county’s residents, new and old, quite well. And the community and economic development vision it laid out decades ago is taking shape. It’s one government policy that has worked, bolstered by periodic and targeted tweaks. Opening the document to wholesale changes is an undertaking that should not be lightly pursued.

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not be legally bound by outdated decisions. The court’s narrow decision stemmed by its interpreting the old precedent if Hobby Lobby the corporation now a person could require employees to accept certain covenants of the company’s religious beliefs that, if violated, could result in termination. I would hope that constitutional lawyers would brief this decision as a Friend of the People. We the people as individuals are certainly not a corporation registered to do business in interstate commerce. Bring back sanity to our legal jurisprudence. Norman Duncan, Ashburn

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The graveyard is not yet open to the public, but establishing visitor access to the site is a goal of the Freedom Center. The center also plans: • a visitor’s center with an interactive map that tells the stories of Loudoun’s historically African-American communities; • a Loudoun African Burial Ground to chronicle the stories and lead the charge to gather the remains of the slaves buried throughout the county; • the I Am Loudoun Genome Project that will offer personal genealogical studies to recover ancestral data using consumer genetics and to help identify familial health risks ranging from smallpox to Lyme disease; • a virtual DNA extraction laboratory to perform cheek swabs and extract DNA from human cells allowing residents to discover their ancestral history in Loudoun; • a research library and genealogy hub developed in partnership with Virginia schools and universities to house artifacts and documents that support the restorative work taking place through the Freedom Center; and • a Loudoun Freedom Chapel to be a place where visitors can reflect and meditate. To learn more about the Loudoun Freedom Center, contact Thomas at 703-298-0887 or at pastor@holyandwhole.org. n

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more activity the town manager is organizing breakfast information meetings to talk about what the town government is doing downtown. The public will be notified when he has finalized the times and place. Conversations can make people look at something differently. The third engagement will be held by the Leesburg Economic Development Commission. They are looking for positive actions that the businesses and citizens can participate in and support to shape the future of Leesburg. The results will become direction for both private and public solutions. When they have finalized the time and place for this meeting, it will be published The last part of this conversation must lead to enacting the solutions, whether they be upgrading buildings to serve new business, altering zoning or government processes or having a new advertising campaign to show off our town. These are but a few of the ideas the might come forward. The ideas that are selected must be realized by the appropriate party for this to work. I will champion this effort through business meetings, citizen exchanges and in the council chambers with my colleagues to the successful finish. And so began the conversation that Middleburg Bank, Palio Restaurant and the Town of Leesburg sponsored. I want to thank them all profusely. This effort started the ideas, which will generate the interest, which will bring forth the solutions. I am excited. Leesburg is on the verge of something big; get involved in the conversations and enjoy what Leesburg has to offer. Kelly Burk, Vice Mayor Leesburg Town Council

tionary War. Historians tell us that our leaders back then stepped up to save the idea of America by providing the grain needed to sustain General George Washington’s Continental Army in the quest for independence from the tyranny of Great Britain. Those leaders earned for Loudoun County the nickname “Breadbasket of the Revolution” by providing, in effect, the “grain power” needed to win the war. Today, three leaders with ties to Loudoun County have emerged to try to save the idea of America, this time by providing not the “grain power” but rather the “brain power.” The three leaders to which I refer are Donald Trump, Mark Levin and Ben Carson. Mr. Trump is tied to Loudoun County by virtue of his owning a successful business here, Mr. Levin is tied to Loudoun County by virtue of his living here, and Dr. Carson is tied to Loudoun County by virtue of his being the first 2016 presidential candidate to visit here. Businessman Trump, Radio Host and Author Levin, and Dr. Carson—each in his own brilliant and courageous leadership style—are all shaking up the political world by exposing the soft tyranny and incompetence of the Obama Administration, the dishonesty of the powerful mainstream media, the lethargy of the current U.S. Congress, the impending irrelevancy of our state and local governments, and the weaknesses in our immigration, educational, moral, and cultural systems. Most importantly, they all are offering viable solutions to these issues in order to save the idea of America. No one but a loyal sycophant can dispute the fact that the idea of America—both at home and abroad—has suffered under President Obama, thanks to the support of the Democratic U.S. Senators and Congressmen who have voted in lockstep to support his policies and the Republican U.S. Senators and Congressmen who have inexplicably declined to use their constitutional power of the purse to try to curtail his policies. Let’s hope that more of our leaders who have the bully pulpit will emulate the brilliance and courage of Mr. Trump, Mr. Levin, and Dr. Carson by providing the brain power to try to save the idea of America once again. Mike Panchura, Sterling

place for people to meditate. Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce President Tony Howard helped lead a formal ribbon cutting as part of the service. Phillip Thompson, the Loudoun NAACP branch’s president, praised Thomas as a “powerhouse” in her dedication to the project, particularly in her effort to persuade Toll Brothers of the importance of allowing a foundation to take over stewardship of the land. “These people worked for free and helped make Loudoun County what it is today,” Thompson said of the slaves buried at the site. Thomas said the life of the slaves would serve as inspiration to future generations. “God did not bury you here, he planted you here,” she said. Along the marching path from the Harris Teeter parking lot in Lansdowne to the graveyard, historian Eugene Scheel provided a history of the two plantations in the area. Coton Plantation, named for the Lee family’s ancestral home in England, was owned by Thomas Ludwell Lee, and Belmont was owned by Ludwell Lee. Both families were among the county’s largest slave owners, with records showing Thomas Lee, Thomas Ludwell Lee’s father, then serving as Virginia’s governor, owning 61 in 1749, and Ludwell Lee owning as many as 44 slaves. At the peak of slavery, Loudoun had between 5,000 and 6,000 slaves, one-quarter of its population in the decades prior to the Civil War. In 1852, the Coton property left the Lee family ownership and was divided into East Coton, today’s Lansdowne, and West Coton,

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where the Howard Hughes Medical Institute research campus is located. Ludwell Lee—co-founder in 1817 of the Loudoun Chapter of the American Colonization Society, which advocated sending freed slaves to Liberia—sold Belmont to Margaret Mercer in 1836. The daughter of Maryland Gov. John Francis Mercer and cousin of U.S. Rep. Charles Fenton Mercer, the founder of Aldie, Margaret Mercer created a Christian school for women on the property. In addition to being a strong supporter of colonization, Mercer taught her freed slaves to read and write, actions against the law at that time. Scheel noted that the grave markers at the cemetery were simple fieldstone without inscriptions, most likely because the slaves could not read or write. The name of each person believed to be buried in the cemetery was read aloud during the ceremony, each called only by a first name or nickname.

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flyover along the Leesburg Bypass and building the Rt. 7/Belmont Ridge Road interchange. For a long time, it seemed like it was just a wish list, the attorney general said. “There was a lot of cynicism about, ‘Well, are any of these things ever going to get done?’ But I knew working hard and working together that one by one we would get those projects done, and now look at the progress we’re making.” Loudoun Sheriff Mike Chapman said, as of Sept. 30, there have been 43 crashes at the Rt. 7/ Belmont Ridge Road intersection this year. “This project means safer roads,” he said. Several who spoke at the ceremony thanked the men and women at Virginia Department of Transportation and the county’s transportation staff for their behind-the-scenes work. They especially put a spotlight on Terrie Laycock, the special projects manager for the county’s Depart-

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