• Facing Rising Anti-Semitism, Can Virginia Universities Learn from History and California?

    Facing Rising Anti-Semitism, Can Virginia Universities Learn from History and California?

    Ken Marcus makes the case for doing more to fight anti-Semitism on college campuses. Last fall, five Loudoun County, Virginia teenagers vandalized the historic African-American schoolhouse in Ashburn with an array of graffiti that included white supremacist slogans and Nazi swastikas. The fact that they desecrated a monument to black history with the symbol most closely associated with Jewish oppression was not

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  • 30th Annual Ensemble Festival Held in Loudoun

    30th Annual Ensemble Festival Held in Loudoun

    The Fairfax Loudoun Music Fellowship held its 30th Annual Winter Ensemble Festival Feb. 18, giving several hundred area students an opportunity to show off their musical talents. The festival, held this year at John Champe High School in Aldie, featured movie themes, and musicians played more than two dozen selections from films including Titanic, The

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  • Raptors Come to Middleburg

    Raptors Come to Middleburg

    On Feb 18., Middleburg went to the birds. The Middleburg Library welcomed Phineas, a great horned owl, and Scarlet, a barred owl, in the latest of a series of interactive learning events sponsored by Loudoun County Public Libraries. The pair are indigenous birds of prey, also known as raptors. Perched on the arms of their trainers, they showed

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  • Community Organizers Put the “Love” in Lovettsville

    Community Organizers Put the “Love” in Lovettsville

    For some Loudoun residents there was no better place to feel love than Lovettsville on Valentine’s Day. More than 60 people gathered in the downtown Lovettsville “Squirkle” to show off what they loved about the United States. Supporters sang “This Land is Your Land” while marching, holding signs in solidarity with issues ranging from environmental

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  • Coffee with the Sheriff on Valentine’s Day

    Coffee with the Sheriff on Valentine’s Day

    Loudoun residents of all ages came out to Blend Coffee Bar in Ashburn on Feb. 14 for the second Coffee with the Sheriff of the new year. The Sheriff’s office hosts these events periodically throughout the year to give residents a relaxed, casual environment to get to know their local law enforcement. “Its a great way

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  • Loudoun Clerk Displays Rare Documents For Black History Month

    Loudoun Clerk Displays Rare Documents For Black History Month

    In honor of Black History Month, Loudoun County Clerk of the Circuit Court Gary M. Clemens hosted an open house Feb. 11 in Leesburg displaying historical African American documents from the county’s history. The exhibition, “From Slavery to Desegregation: Exhibition of African American Documents from the Historic Court and Board of Supervisors Records,” showed documents

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