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  • Do Dogs Dream?

    Do Dogs Dream?

    By Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM, DACVIM Whether or not dogs dream isn’t known with scientific certainty, but it sure is difficult to imagine that they don’t. We’ve all watched our dogs demonstrate behaviors in their sleep that resemble what they do in a fully awake state. Paddling legs, whining, growling, wagging tails, chewing jowls, and twitching noses inspire us

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  • PROJECT EXILE: Hype or Worth Bringing Back?

    PROJECT EXILE: Hype or Worth Bringing Back?

    An anti-crime program that was said to have helped thwart violent offenses in Richmond could be revived and expanded statewide, including Loudoun County. Project Exile, which formed in 1997, transferred certain criminal cases — mostly those involved in violent crimes and charged with illegal firearms possession —from local courts to federal jurisdictions. At the time,

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  • D&V Autobody Masters:  30 Years In Business Earning The “Masters” Name

    D&V Autobody Masters: 30 Years In Business Earning The “Masters” Name

    This is no joke: A man walks into an auto body repair shop. He looks around and sees a Lotus parked between a Ferrari and a Lamborghini, and down the row, he sees Maserati, Maserati, BMW, Maserati. Along the other wall, at various heights on or off numerous lifts, he sees more Maseratis, a Corvette,

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  • What Is An Aquiary (ā•kwee•air•ee)? Take A Tour Right In Ashburn

    What Is An Aquiary (ā•kwee•air•ee)? Take A Tour Right In Ashburn

    Water, water everywhere — but only 1 percent to drink. Children learn in school that 70 percent of the earth is covered by water, so it’s easy to think humans have no problem finding adequate supplies of fresh water. Not so fast. Ninety-nine percent of that water is in the oceans or locked up in

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  • UPDATE: Crash Landing at Leesburg Airport

    UPDATE: Crash Landing at Leesburg Airport

    UPDATE: A new picture of the crashed airplane shows it on the runway and a witness confirmed it was on approach for runway 35 where it seems to have crash-landed, not on Sycolin Road as the State Police indicated.  The witness indicated that the landing gear was not down upon approach. The image shows the

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  • Drop Offs: Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Drop Offs: Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

    Loudoun County has scheduled three more Household Hazardous Waste Events in the upcoming months. The next event is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on September 23 at Harmony Park and Ride in Hamilton. The address is 39464 E. Colonial Highway. Another hazardous waste disposal day is scheduled Oct. 14 at Leesburg Park and Ride, 19730

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  • BEER ME: An Education On Local Beer

    BEER ME: An Education On Local Beer

    Where does one start with all these local breweries? For folks living in or visiting Loudoun County, local breweries are as active and popular as local wineries. There are 23 local breweries and three more making preparations to open. With so many of these establishments, each location has still found a way to stand out

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  • Coach Pingley and 7 Players Inducted in LCHS Hall of Fame

    Coach Pingley and 7 Players Inducted in LCHS Hall of Fame

    Seven athletes and a long-time basketball coach have been honored for their induction into the Loudoun County High School Hall of Fame.   * Bob Pingley, Head Girls’ Basketball Coach, 1981-2001 Bob Pingley served as a basketball coach at Loudoun County High School from 1981-2001, taking over the reins as head girls’ basketball coach from

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  • The Impact of Alcohol on Your Marriage

    The Impact of Alcohol on Your Marriage

    The Latin proverb and quote, “In vino veritas” (i.e. ‘in wine, truth’) originated a long, long time ago in ancient Greece, and Gaius Plinius Secundus, a.k.a. “Pliny the Elder,” is credited with moving the idea forward to 1st century Rome AD.  Pliny the Elder also had a few other great quotes that have withstood the

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  • Are You Qualified For Jury Duty?

    Are You Qualified For Jury Duty?

    If you pull a notice out of your mailbox from the clerk of circuit court, you are not being arrested or even summoned for jury duty.  You are being asked if you qualify for jury duty. Loudoun Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens said jury questionnaires for the 2018 are being sent out

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  • Pet Anxiety, Answers From Purina’s Dr. Kurt Venator

    Pet Anxiety, Answers From Purina’s Dr. Kurt Venator

    With good weather and flexible work schedules, summer time is the best season for spending some extra time with your pet. However, once fall comes, the kids aren’t the only ones in the family that experience the back-to-school blues. Separation anxiety can happen for many reasons among pets, but with the changing routine and lack

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  • Relationship Guide: Step 2 – Create A New Value System

    Relationship Guide: Step 2 – Create A New Value System

    Through your family of origin, you are born into the world of experience. Your experiences with your family and with society form your internalized family value system. This system becomes the foundation from which you create. Each experience in your life is judged good or bad against this framework. Here is a hypothetical example of

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  • Companies Going Pet Friendly

    Companies Going Pet Friendly

    It’s fair to call Charger a bull in a china shop. Well, at least a pit bull. The charming nine-year-old has a full-time job in the marketing department at dinnerware/china giant, Replacements, Ltd. “Charger’s been coming to Replacements since I rescued him from the side of a road as a puppy, so he’s really grown

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  • Will Amazon’s Second HQ be in Loudoun?

    Will Amazon’s Second HQ be in Loudoun?

    Amazon, the international order-fulfillment behemoth, has announced plans for a second headquarters in North America – nicknamed Amazon HQ2 by the company. Community leaders who can attract that headquarter will be wearing smiles bigger than an Amazon delivery box, and Amazon has one message for American communities: Let the bidding begin. According to its website, Amazon

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  • Would You Live Above A Data Center?

    Would You Live Above A Data Center?

    Across the country there is a trend to construct mixed-use developments – blending residential, commercial, cultural, institutional, or industrial uses, where those functions are physically and functionally integrated, and collectively providing a connected community within itself.  The goal – you need not leave the mixed-use community as everything you need is right there. Pictured above

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  • Burglary and Assault in Sterling Home

    Burglary and Assault in Sterling Home

    The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help to identify and locate the suspect in a burglary and assault suspect who tried to enter a Sterling residence Sept. 8. LCSO detectives have released a composite sketch of the suspect. According to a LCSO report, a juvenile female reported around 9 p.m. Sept. 8 she observed

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  • The Impact of Alcohol on Your Marriage
    The Impact of Alcohol on Your Marriage

    The Latin proverb and quote, “In vino veritas” (i.e. ‘in wine, truth’) originated a long, long time ago in ancient Greece, and Gaius Plinius Secundus, a.k.a. “Pliny the Elder,” is credited with moving the idea forward to 1st century Rome AD.  Pliny the Elder also had a few other great quotes that have withstood the

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  • Relationship Guide: Step 2 – Create A New Value System
    Relationship Guide: Step 2 – Create A New Value System

    Through your family of origin, you are born into the world of experience. Your experiences with your family and with society form your internalized family value system. This system becomes the foundation from which you create. Each experience in your life is judged good or bad against this framework. Here is a hypothetical example of

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  • DYSLEXIA: THE FIGHT WITH LCPS
    DYSLEXIA: THE FIGHT WITH LCPS

    Years Of Pain, New Legislation, LCPS Finally Acting For years, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has provided reading specialists for students in need. Yet when it comes to students with certain learning disabilities, such as dyslexia and dysgraphia, general reading programs are not effective. Starting this school year, in a move that many parents feel

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  • Youth Mental Health Awareness September 5th
    Youth Mental Health Awareness September 5th

    The Loudoun County Department of Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Developmental Services and the Loudoun Community Services Board are teaming up to host a Youth Mental Health Community Event. The event is from 3 to 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 5, in the Dulles Conference Room of the Loudoun County Government Center at 1 Harrison St. SW in

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  • Northern Virginia Family Services Offers Resilience Workshops
    Northern Virginia Family Services Offers Resilience Workshops

    Thanks to a grant from 100WomenStrong, the Northern Virginia Family Service (NVFS) has created a program to help instill resilience in area children. NVFS’ “Here, Now and Down the Road: Growing Resilience” parenting class is designed to foster resilience in children, and enhance their ability to overcome adversity and lead healthy, socially competent, successful lives.

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  • Inova Loudoun Mobile Health: September Screening Schedule
    Inova Loudoun Mobile Health: September Screening Schedule

    Loudoun residents can get quick health screenings and other preventive and wellness help via Inova Loudoun’s new, fully equipped travelling bus. The bus has Inova registered nurses on hand for all screenings.  Mobile Health Services offers: Blood pressure checks Blood sugar screening Cholesterol screening Body mass index screening Bone density screening Hearing and vision screening

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  • Inova Loudoun Hospital: First in DC area to use facility dog
    Inova Loudoun Hospital: First in DC area to use facility dog

    Inova Loudoun Hospital announced it is expanding the hospital’s Child Life Team with a facility dog named Jeremiah. Jeremiah, a two-year golden retriever, will work primarily alongside the child life specialists in the pediatric ER and pediatric inpatient unit visiting the hospital’s youngest patients. “We are always looking for additional ways to improve our patients’

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  • 9 Tips to Liking Your Spouse Again
    9 Tips to Liking Your Spouse Again

    Do you find yourself in a marriage where you love your spouse, but privately and deep down inside, you don’t necessarily like him or her very much anymore? If you answered “yes” know that you are not alone.  According to a study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, just

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