Fate of land at entrance to Purcellville under discussion – Thinking outside the box

Chuck Kuhn and Hobie Mitchell present on Warner Brook project

By Valerie Curry The Purcellville Town Council held a joint meeting Oct. 6 with Purcellville’s Economic Development Advisory Committee to listen to a presentation by Chuck Kuhn of JK Land Holdings, LLC, along with developer Hobie Mitchel. The presentation addressed uses for the 118.81-acre Warner Brook property, located at 17110 Purcellville Road. Kuhn bought the property on July 31, for $3.25…

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Sheriff Mike Chapman considering the big leap: from LoCo Sheriff to Governor of Virginia

Sheriff Mike Chapman is considering running for governor of Virginia

Michael L. Chapman, the popular, outspoken, and very forward-thinking Sheriff of Loudoun County, is considering a run for the governorship of Virginia in 2021. The Blue Ridge Leader & Loudoun Today interviewed Sheriff Chapman in late October. While Chapman had not made a final decision about his possible run, he did not hold back, providing…

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Chipping away at charm … one brick at a time

What happened there? … a new – or old resident of Purcellville might say. In recent weeks, well-known local developer Casey Chapman, with Martinsburg Plaza LCC and Loudoun West Investments LLC, presented a rendering of his vision for a major new residential/commercial development on Hatcher Ave. in Purcellville. Most residents would consider Hatcher Ave. to be the start, so-to-speak, of the old part of Town. The proposal…

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Willisville Preservation Foundation celebrates Historic Road Marker

The Willisville Preservation Foundation celebrated the unveiling of a Historic Road Marker honoring the history of Willisville at the intersection of Rt. 50 and Willisville Road.  WPF worked with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources on the project and the…

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For the love of vintage cars … and life

By Andrea Gaines I grew up with a father who adored old cars. He didn’t seem to mind that they broke down all the time. My mom sure did, but dad was a tinkerer.  And, he could fix anything.  He…

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Panebianco named president of VACP

At the Annual Conference of the Virginia Association of the Chiefs of Police, Middleburg Police Chief Anthony “A.J.” Panebianco was named president of VACP for 2021-2022. Chief Panebianco has served on the VACP Executive Committee for seven years, most recently…

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Discover Purcellville presents “Words on a Fence”

This year’s community art project coordinated by Discover Purcellville is out on the streets for all to enjoy. Thirty talented local Artist donated their talent to paint a word on a fence, for Discover Purcellville’s Words on a Fence project. …

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Celebrate Purcellville applications due Sept. 17

Businesses and organizations in Purcellville are invited to participate in Celebrate Purcellville for free. The Town of Purcellville and the Purcellville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board re-evaluated the event and decided to forgo the registration fee. Businesses that have a current Town of Purcellville business license and non-profits located within the incorporated…

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Deer management program open Sept. 8 through Sept. 22

The Town of Purcellville will be conducting a Deer Management Program on the Town’s Aberdeen property beginning in October, 2021 and ending in January, 2022.  This will be an archery harvesting program only.  Interested town residents will be selected by a random drawing of all qualified applicants.  Applications can be…

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Annual Dog Swim at AV Symington Aquatic Center

On Saturday, Sept. 11, Ida Lee Park will hold its 13th annual Dog Swim at AV Symington Aquatic Center. The pool will be open for the dog-only swim for two sessions from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  The event allows local pups the opportunity to…

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MacIntyre hired as Middleburg’s Director of Business Development

The Town of Middleburg has hired Alexandra “Ali” MacIntyre as its new Director of Business Development and Community Partnerships. MacIntyre brings nearly three years’ experience as Member Relations Manager at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce, and five years’ experience as the General Manager at Briar Patch Bed and Breakfast,…

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County to present study on Philomont Fire Station Sept. 9

Loudoun County has completed a study regarding the Loudoun County Fire and Rescue facility in the Village of Philomont that will be presented to the public on Sept. 9. The purpose of the study is to determine whether the county’s needs can be met on the current site of the…

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Government

Surveys for jury service in the mail in Loudoun County

The Jury Office in the office of the Loudoun Clerk of the Circuit Court is sending out more than 50,000 jury questionnaire postcards to Loudoun County residents for the purpose of determining who is qualified for jury duty in Loudoun…

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American Rescue Plan Act funding goes to nonprofits and faith-based organizations

Loudoun County has allocated nearly $2.5 million to 36 local nonprofits and faith-based organizations that are working to mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The allocation is part of the county’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 funding. …

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Free document shredding for Leesburg residents – Sept. 18

The Leesburg Public Works & Capital Projects Department will host a free community document shredding event on Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Heritage High School (520 Evergreen Mills Road). During this shredding event, the Town…

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‘Prepare to Protect.’ September is National Preparedness Month

Loudoun County officials encourage residents and businesses to take time during September to prepare for emergencies. September is National Preparedness Month, which promotes family and community disaster planning. This year’s theme is “Prepare to Protect,” highlighting how preparing for disasters…

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Local Indian Village Outdoor Experience Featured at Historic Bluemont 51st Fair

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Opinion

Del. Dave LaRock is in-touch with the district

Dear Editor: Candidate Paul Siker has been critical of Delegate LaRock’s work, but he never gets around to being specific. From LaRock’s website, I see he worked on these things in the last session but was stopped by the Democrat…

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LaRock proposes commonsense bills

After the last session of the General Assembly, I received a summary from Dave LaRock, my Delegate. What I learned from his letter shocked me. The bills he filed were commonsense proposals that, in my opinion, would have benefited all…

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Panebianco named president of VACP

At the Annual Conference of the Virginia Association of the Chiefs of Police, Middleburg Police Chief Anthony “A.J.” Panebianco was named president of VACP for 2021-2022. Chief Panebianco has served…

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Discover Purcellville presents “Words on a Fence”

This year’s community art project coordinated by Discover Purcellville is out on the streets for all to enjoy. Thirty talented local Artist donated their talent to paint a word on…

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Will the interminable Vineyard Square project continue – who’s in charge here?

By Valerie Cury On July 15, following the recommendation of Purcellville Town Attorney Sally Hankins, Town Manager David Mekarski, hired an outside lawyer to make a vested rights determination regarding…

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Purcellville Tag Sale – Saturday Oct. 9 Rain or Shine

Save the date – it’s that time of year again for the Purcellville Tag Sale. On Saturday, Oct. 9 join the community for a day of fun, shopping, and deals. Oh, and treasures, too. Sign-up…

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51st Annual Bluemont Fair Sept. 18-19

The 51st Annual Bluemont Fair, canceled last year due to the pandemic, is back this…

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Citizens speak out on how to spend millions in funds

By Valerie Cury As part of the Purcellville’s July 13 Town Council meeting, a public…

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Purcellville moves to strengthen historic protections

By Valerie Cury The Purcellville Planning Commission held a public hearing on July 15, on…

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