Volunteers Are Golden at Hospital Rummage Sale

For bargain hunters and collectors, the annual Inova Hospital Ladies Board Rummage sale is a can’t-miss event. And for the 500 or so volunteers who make the event happen every year, it’s a homecoming of sorts, a chance to catch up with friends and have a blast while working for a great cause.

This year, the board honored three women who have each volunteered for 50 or more years. These longtime volunteers earned the inaugural Golden Apron awards, a nod to the familiar blue aprons that all volunteers wear for the sale and for the weeklong sale prep that started Monday.

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Loudoun Human Services Network Recognizes Charitable Standouts

The Loudoun Human Services Network on Friday put the spotlight on some of the most impactful volunteers, nonprofit professionals, and philanthropic businesses in the county.

Keynote speaker Lynn Tadlock, deputy executive director of the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation, said that despite Loudoun’s wealth, its nonprofits may face a growing challenge—in large part because of government tax policy.

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Martínez Honored for Community Service

Community crusader for social justice and interfaith understanding Priscilla Martínez was presented with the Ann Robinson Social Justice Award at the third annual Loudoun Falls for Social Justice celebration Tuesday, Oct 23.

The annual Ann Robinson Social Justice Award is given to unsung heroes who work to improve the lives of others, intervene to redress injustices, and promote empowerment and inclusivity. It is named after longtime Leesburg resident Ann Robinson, who worked to promote the power of diversity and inclusion until her death in 2016.

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Virts Honored with Loudoun ‘Good Scout’ Award

Sharon Virts, executive director of the Virts Miller Foundation and founder of FCi Federal, was presented with the 2018 Goose Creek District Good Scout Award during a ceremony Thursday night at Stone Tower Winery near Leesburg.

“The Good Scout Award honors outstanding leaders who exemplify the ideals of the Scout Oath and Law in their daily life,” stated Edward Puccio, medical director and chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Inova Loudoun Hospital, who served as chairman of this year’s event, which set a fundraising record to support the youth leadership training program.

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Chambers Honors Owen, Northern Virginia Orthodontics

Northern Virginia Orthodontics in Brambleton was named the county’s small business of the year at the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce’s annual Small Business Awards.

It was the second award of the evening for Northern Virginia Orthodontics, which also won Health and Wellness Business of the Year. Casey Peterson pointed out the business’s charitable giving—over $1.2 million donated to worthy causes, along with a dollar donated from each cup at the nation’s first Starbucks inside a medical office. This year, the company is also forming a nonprofit, the NVO Foundation.

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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.

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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 purcellvilletagsale.com. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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