Author: Srikrishna Dammalapati

Briar Woods to host second annual We’re All Human Luminary Walk for suicide prevention

Briar Woods High School will host its second annual We’re All Human Luminary Walk Oct. 4.

The first walk, held April 2018, was created by Advanced Marketing, Briar Woods DECA, We’re All Human and Sources of Strength. All are invited to help shine a light on the problem of suicide and mental health awareness, school officials said.

Purcellville Tag Sale set for Oct. 13

Purcellville’s 15th annual Tag Sale is set for Oct. 13. Vendors will have booths along Main Street, and residents will conduct sales at their homes throughout Purcellville neighborhoods.
To register for a prime vendor location on Main Street, go to The fee is $25 per 10-feet-by-10-feet space. To register a sale location off Main Street or at home, the fee is $10.

Oatlands Awarded $12K for African American Exhibit

Oatlands Historic House and Gardens has landed a $12,000 grant to fund permanent interpretation of African American history at former plantation.

The project is funded by the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund of the National Trust for Historic Preservation with support from The JPB Foundation and will be led by Oatlands Director of Programming and Education Lori Kimball.

Every Loudoun Public School Earns Full Accreditation

Every public school in Loudoun County earned the top accreditation ranking, according to information released by Virginia Department of Education today.
The division’s 88 schools scored well enough on the Standards of Learning exams in the spring to receive the state’s “fully accredited” designation. It is the second year in a row that every Loudoun County school met that standard. Loudoun’s schools were among 1,683 statewide to earn full accreditation this year, 92 percent of Virginia’s public schools.

Fairfax County NewsWire: Back to School on Aug. 28! 7 Things to Know

Wow, summer went by really fast! More than 190,000 Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) students will be heading back to school on Tuesday, Aug. 28.

Here are seven things to know for the upcoming school year for all of our residents and especially for parents on topics from school security to longer recess.

Dulles Greenway Lends Helping Hand to Loudoun Hunger Relief

Employees of the Dulles Greenway dedicated their work day today to feeding their neighbors.

First, they presented a check for $6,000 to Loudoun Hunger Relief, the county’s largest food pantry. Then, they rolled up their sleeves and helped the food pantry team deliver fresh fruits and vegetables to families at the Sterling Library.

NEW! NAMI Family-to-Family Class

11-week Class: Herndon. Registration Open–classes fill quickly! For adult family member (18+) (More than one family member per family is welcome to attend and is encouraged.) Location: Herndon, VA 20171 Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm.  Meets: Thursdays, Sep 6th – Nov 15th, 2018.