• Want to Help Victims in Houston? Able Moving Has A Way

    Want to Help Victims in Houston? Able Moving Has A Way0

    Pictured: Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey: a dog rests on a property in Crosby, Texas after Harvey on Friday Sept. 1, 2017. (AP Photos/Bill Gorman) What do several 18-wheel semi-trailer trucks haul to Texas to help hurricane victims? Anything the community wants to donate. That is exactly what is happening in Loudoun County and Northern Virginia as

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  • Full Circle: ’99 Kindergartener Now Teaching At Same School

    Full Circle: ’99 Kindergartener Now Teaching At Same School0

    Erica Spencer didn’t need to take the tour of her new school. She was there when it opened. Spencer was a kindergartner when Cedar Lane Elementary opened in 1999. This school year she returns to her alma mater as a third-grade teacher. Spencer has fond memories of her kindergarten experience. Except for the clowns… Her

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  • Flags of Valor ‘Continues Mission’ After Facility Fire

    Flags of Valor ‘Continues Mission’ After Facility Fire0

    Flags of Valor Owner and President Brian Steorts gives Stanley Black and Decker Divisional Manager William Munkres a tour of the facility. When Air Force veteran Brian Steorts first started Flags of Valor, he wanted everything to be made in America — from the finished products all the way to the tools and materials used

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  • Hurricane Harvey: A Personal Account

    Hurricane Harvey: A Personal Account0

    Photo Credit: Beth Crane, Texas Hurricane Harvey is disrupting or devastating the lives of close to 10 million people, and at least one family and one individual with Loudoun County ties are caught in the storm’s wrath. Brian and Beth Crane raised their two sons while living for 14 years in Ashburn. They moved about

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  • Mobile Hope, Redskins, Raise Over 40K for Local Homeless Youth

    Mobile Hope, Redskins, Raise Over 40K for Local Homeless Youth0

    Sherry and Jay Gruden address the crowd at the packed Bungalow Lakehouse in Sterling during a Mobile Hope fundraiser. Mobile Hope teamed up with the Washington Redskins and other community partners to raise more than $40,000 for homeless young people Aug. 25. The first annual Harmonizing for Hope featured karaoke competition with an all-star line-up

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  • Ashburn Wine Shop: Thriving In DC’s Wine Country

    Ashburn Wine Shop: Thriving In DC’s Wine Country0

    Sergio Mendes worked in the family construction business with his brother, Victor, until reaching a crossroads. They weren’t sure they wanted to remain in that industry for their entire careers, so they examined some other businesses. They eventually settled on opening Vienna Vintner in 1998, and Sergio left almost a decade later to start Ashburn

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