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  • FEMA Supports Local Volunteer Fire Recruitment

    FEMA Supports Local Volunteer Fire Recruitment

    The Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department has received a large grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help support the department’s recruitment efforts. In a joint announcement Sept. 1, Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-Virginia) and Tim Kaine (D-Virginia) announced the department will receive $240,793. The funding will be awarded through FEMA’s Staffing for Adequate Fire and

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  • Leesburg Sinking: $3M Sinkhole Expense To County

    Leesburg Sinking: $3M Sinkhole Expense To County

    Fixing a couple of sinkholes and trying to strengthen the area around a planned parking garage so additional degradation doesn’t occur is costing Loudoun County taxpayers about $3 million. Some wonder if the county is tossing away money. “I’m really afraid that we are getting ourselves to an old-fashioned boondoggle, as far as throwing our

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  • Puppy Health: The Proper Diet

    Puppy Health: The Proper Diet

    Most dog owners are realizing that a puppy’s nutrition is just as important as potty and behavioral training. Feeding your puppy a proper diet with a high-quality digestible animal protein is the first step. If you are not comfortable or happy with the food your puppy came home with, do not hesitate to switch. Transitioning

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  • SEPT 14: GET RID OF OLD ELECTRONICS

    SEPT 14: GET RID OF OLD ELECTRONICS

    Verizon’s Ashburn Recycling Rally The community wins. Residents and businesses win. Even Mother Earth wins. For the seventh time, Verizon is sponsoring a Recycling Rally for computers, appliances and other electronic devices from 7:30 a.m. To 2 p.m. Sept. 14 in the parking lot of Quantum Park. Along with typical recyclables like aluminum, glass, paper, and plastic, residents

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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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  • Casey’s Automotive: New Sterling Location

    Casey’s Automotive: New Sterling Location

    Walking into Bryan Jewett’s new Casey’s Automotive shop in Sterling is not your typical car repair experience. The clean waiting area includes comfortable custom couches and chairs, a counter with snacks and drinks, and even an area for kids to play. A sign on the wall reads, “Casey’s Café.” We are in the service industry,

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  • LCSO’s Fisher Receives Ann Robinson Social Justice Award

    LCSO’s Fisher Receives Ann Robinson Social Justice Award

    Wendell Fisher, who began working for Loudoun County Public Schools as a substitute teacher in 1989, has been awarded the 2017 Ann Robinson Social Justice Award. Fisher is outreach program supervisor for LCPS. He was nominated for the award to honor his commitment to the Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee and his longtime involvement with

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  • Man Arrested Accused Of Stealing Vehicle

    Man Arrested Accused Of Stealing Vehicle

    A Herndon man was arrested this week and accused of stealing one automobile and damaging another while driving the first. Brandon Hernandez, 18, of Herndon, was arrested and charged with public intoxication, underage possession of alcohol and hindering a police investigation. According to the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, a vehicle with the keys in it

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  • Man Arrested After Alleged Discharge of Firearm in Aldi

    Man Arrested After Alleged Discharge of Firearm in Aldi

    A West Virginia man was arrested Sunday evening after he allegedly tried to discharge a firearm during a scuffle with security officers at a music festival in Aldi. The incident happened at a private music festival staged over the holiday weekend near the 24000 block of Quail Ridge Way in Aldi. Around 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Charles E. Crowley, 33,

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  • 72-year-old Ashburn Man Missing – Drone is Searching Area

    72-year-old Ashburn Man Missing – Drone is Searching Area

    UPDATE: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office located a 75-year-old man Sept. 2 who had been missing since 6 p.m. the night before. Tilahun Abebe was found around 11 a.m Saturday the area of Shreveport Drive and Belmont Ridge Road and is safe and is in good health. According to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, Tilahun Abebe went missing

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  • Want To Question Your VA House Of Delegates Candidates?

    Want To Question Your VA House Of Delegates Candidates?

    More than a dozen candidates for the Virginia House of Delegates in November’s General Election will be available for questions Sept. 15 when the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce hosts a candidates forum at Belmont Country Club. The event is scheduled from 7 to 10 a.m. at 43750 Tournament Parkway in Ashburn. The event is part of the chamber’s

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

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

    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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  • Early Voting, Voter Registration: Places, Times

    Early Voting, Voter Registration: Places, Times

    The Loudoun County Office of Elections has several on-site voter registration events planned for the month of September in advance of the Nov. 7 General Election. The main race Nov. 7 is the state’s gubernatorial election. In addition, all of Virginia’s House of Delegates seats are up for re-election. Primary elections for or the House of Delegates and the governor

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  • Man Charged: Pepper Spraying Children

    Man Charged: Pepper Spraying Children

    A Herndon man was charged Aug. 31 with two counts of malicious injury by use of a caustic substance and one count of attempted malicious injury by caustic substance after he was accused of spraying pepper spray in the direction of middle-school children at the area of the Washington and Old Dominion trail in Ashburn. According

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  • Computer Coding by Loudoun Elementary Students

    Computer Coding by Loudoun Elementary Students

    The “cool factor” just arrived at three Loudoun County Public Schools elementary grade level. Every student in every grade level at Meadowland Elementary, Moorefield Station Elementary and Round Hill Elementary will take part in computer coding activities for at least 30 minutes every day thanks to a partnership with Code to the Future. LCPS has

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

    Full Circle: ’99 Kindergartener Now Teaching At Same School

    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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Health

  • 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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