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Purcellville Blog: Round Hill to welcome newest HeroHome recipient

Heroes Lane in Round Hill is soon to be home to it's first residents. The Davenport family will be moving into their new three bedroom home built by HeroHomes Loudoun on Dec. 22.

Summer Concerts for August Friday nights~7-9:30pm~Towm Green

Another Level – August 6
ANOTHER LEVEL brings a unique flavor to your favorite Motown, Hip Hop, Classic Rock, and 70's classics as well as some of today’s hits.
Swiftkick – August 13
Swiftkick is a popular South Riding favorite. The 5-member group performs songs from today, as well as from the 90's, 80's, 70, & 60's.
Right Foot Red – August 20
Right Foot Red brings their unique brand to oldies and R&B, seventies funk and disco, eighties pop, and nineties and modern rock.
Mystic Vibrations – August 27
Mystic Vibrations is comprised of members from Jamaica and the USA. They are known for their original music composition which holds steadfast to the roots of reggae music.

Freedom Athletics

The Fall athletics programs which include Volleyball, Football, Cheerleading, Cross-Country, and Golf, are getting ready to transition into “mandatory” mode. Although sports camps and conditioning programs have been offered all summer, August marks the end of summer vacation for high school students participating in Fall sports due to mandatory tryouts and practices.

For those who plan to attend tryouts in early August, a physical examination is required and completed forms must be on file before tryouts begin.

Best of luck with to our Freedom athletes as they begin their Fall season!

Summer Fun Continued

You would have to be trying to avoid socializing our neighborhood. This summer, in particular, has been loaded with new and improved fun. “Star Spangled South Riding” on July 3rd was truly spectacular. The food vendors (soft ice cream seemed to be the favorite), cocktail area, and new location by the Dulles South Multi-purpose center made the evening truly magical. The fireworks display, accompanied by music, could not have been better or more fun to watch.
Residents of all ages look forward to our summer concerts each Friday night. This is a tradition as old as our community, but it never gets “old”. If you don’t attend these concerts you are truly missing out. Bring chairs, a picnic, kids (if you want), scooters, balls, and your beverage of choice. Some people like to dance, some like to play catch, but most adults just relax on the lawn and enjoy the music while the kids play (the area is closed to traffic from 7-9).
This Friday, July 23rd, we are welcoming Miles Stiebel. “From Presidential galas to celebrations for foreign dignitaries, contemporary jazz violinist Miles Stiebel is one of the most requested performers in the special events industry. As a musician and band leader, Miles Stiebel has provided first class music for some of the country's most prestigious events. As a recording artist, Miles’ progressive musicality and his unique sound have led to his music being played on over 90 jazz radio stations and on the Weather Channel.” Bio courtesy of the SR Magazine.
And don’t forget, the pools all have wi-fi, so there’s no excuse for staying indoors!

Magnolias’ 3rd Annual Beer Festival - Saturday July 17th

Wegman’s Scholars, Searching for POWs/MIAs, New Stitches, CountrySide Luau

Wegman’s Scholars: The Sterling/Dulles branch of Wegman’s recently named 11 hard-working employees to the company’s 2010 scholarship program. The newest Wegman’s scholars are Rachel Beck, John DeGregorio, Michael LaPuma, Ardika Sulistija, Jose Henriquez, Aubrey Knollman, Robyn Garratt, Gabriel Herrera, Sara Kinas, Samanta Salguero and Franchesca Valcarcel. Each student participated in a competitive multi-stage application process to be selected for the honor.

Wegman’s scholarships in varying amounts are available to full-time undergraduate students employed by the company or to those who have a parent employed by the company. Since 1984, the company has provided more than $77 million in scholarship support to more than 24,000 workers.

Searching for POWs/MIAs: The Sterling Ruritan Club hosts a presentation on Wednesday, July 14, on the search and recovery efforts underway to bring home the remains of service members missing in action in Southeast Asia, Korea and war zones related to Word War II. Colonel Ward Nickisch, U.S. Army, Retired, will discuss the recovery missions, the scientific processes used to identify the recovered remains and the return of the remains to service members’ families. The talk will include an update on recovery work in North Korea and the South Pacific. Currently, more than 1,700 service members remain “unaccounted for” from the war in Southeast Asia, 8,000 from the Korean War and 74,000 from World War II.

The “Fallen, But Not Forgotten” presentation begins at 8 p.m. at the Ruritan Club on Ruritan Road near the intersection of route 28 and Church Road. The session is open to the public. For more information, call 703-444-6039.

New Stitches: The CountrySide Quilters group is branching out into other areas of needlework this month. The guild hosts a sit’n’sew and sit’n’knit on Tuesday, July 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the Community Lutheran Church in Cascades. Knitting instruction and coaching will be provided after the meeting by CountrySide Quilter and knitter Joyce Koppenhaver. The first knitting project, a scarf, requires number 8 knitting needles (at least 11 inches in length) and a skein of 4-ply worsted yarn (approximately 3-4 ounces). Bring a show-and-tell item and a nonperishable food donation for the church’s LINK pantry. For more information, call 703-409-9893.

CountrySide Luau: Tickets are now on sale for CountrySide’s annual luau, to be held on Saturday, July 31, at the Lindenwood Pool from 7 until 11 pm. The evening includes Famous Dave’s barbeque, cold beer, tropical punch, a prize raffle, limbo contest, best beach wear contest and, most likely, a neighbor or two in a grass skirt. The tickets are $10 per resident and $15 per guest (one guest per resident). All ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age. For more information, call 703-430-0715.


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Despite the Heat and Humidity, Residents Come Out to Celebrate the 6th Annual Freedom Fest

Vampires and Werewolves, New Deputy, Family Pool Night, Heat and the Farmers Market

Vampires and werewolves: For a few hours last week, vampires brought an international community together in the heart of Sterling as the local au pair community vamped it up at a private premiere screening of “Eclipse,” the third film in the “Twilight” series.

Au pairs and host families working with Cultural Care Au Pair converged on the Regal CountrySide Cinema nearly an hour before the show began to make certain they had the best seats in the house. Jennifer Frueh of Sterling, Cultural Care’s local childcare coordinator, helped keep the group entertained during their time in line. She brought along nearly life-size stand-up posters of Edward the vampire and Jacob the werewolf to use as photo props. The idea was so popular that movie-goers on hand for the general public’s screening asked if they could join in the fun.

More than 130 members of the Cultural Care family were in attendance, including au pairs and members of the nearly 30 host families in the Sterling, Potomac Falls and Lansdowne areas. The mood of the evening was festive; film-goers of all ages clearly enjoyed the show.

“It was fun to see the host moms act like teens again,” said Frueh.

Each month, Cultural Care holds meetings for its au pairs in the Sterling/Potomac Falls region. In July, the organization will host an au pair picnic in Great Falls Park. In August, the group meets at the Great Harvest Bread shop in Herndon, owned by Cultural Care host parents Tim and Jessie Groszkowksi.

“One of the biggest complaints for the au pairs is the bread in America,” said Frueh. “He [Groszkowski] makes bread that reminds them of home.”

Frueh told me that her “Eclipse” evening didn’t end when the theater’s house lights came on. She found that she drew some unexpected attention as she drove home with the Jacob prop riding in the front seat of her car.

“I never had so many stares,” she laughed. “People were waving and honking.”

Cultural Care Au Pair is interviewing area parents interested in hosting an au pair. For information, call 703-798-6059 or go online to http://www.culturalcare.com.

Welcome to the neighborhood: Deputy Diron Adams is CountrySide’s new community policing officer. Deputy Adams can be reached by phone at 703-430-0715, ext. 17.

Family Pool Party: CountrySide hosts a Family Fun Night at the Parkway Pool on Saturday, July 10, from 6 to 9 p.m. The celebration includes hot dogs, cold drinks, ice cream, music, games and prizes. A valid 2010 amenities pass is required.

Heat and the Farmers Market: The Sterling/Trans Dulles Farmers Market was cancelled for Wednesday, July 7, due to the extreme heat and poor air quality. The market is scheduled to return on Wednesday, July 14, from 3 to 6 p.m. at its spot at 22815 Glenn Drive in Sterling, just off Sterling Boulevard near the route 28 intersection.

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