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More Road Improvements for Sterling this Summer, Fireworks, Hello Dolly

The road construction on route 7 is headed east, with plans in the works to provide additional turn lanes and other features at the route 7 intersections at Potomac View Road, Sterling Boulevard, and Augusta Drive this summer.

If you’re tired of driving at a snail’s pace through what seems to be a constant barrage of road improvements everywhere you go, you can get the jump on planning a new route to work or errands by attending the upcoming “Route 7 Flow Improvement Project Community Meeting” on Thursday, June 28, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Cascades Library in rooms A and B.

The meeting will provide details on the upcoming route 7 projects with input from representatives of Loudoun County, General Excavation, and consulting engineers from A. Morton Thomas & Associates. For more information, check in with Algonkian District Supervisor Suzanne Volpe at 703-771-5033.

Fire in the sky: The Loudoun County Fire Marshal is offering detailed information on fireworks in Loudoun with online links to lists of the fireworks approved for use in Loudoun County, the locations of this year’s retail fireworks stands and this year’s fireworks displays throughout the county.

The outdoor fireworks retail stands in eastern Loudoun are located at S. Sterling Boulevard near Taco Bell, in the Bloom parking lot on Algonkian Parkway, in the parking lot near the McDonald’s in Dulles Eastern Plaza and in the Staples parking lot on Southbank Street in the Cascades shopping area. Fireworks are available indoors at Costco in Cascades, Target in Potomac Run Plaza and Sam’s Club in Dulles Crossing Plaza. Fireworks are available indoors and in the parking lot at Wal-Mart in Dulles Crossing.

According to the fire marshal’s office, fireworks for personal use in Loudoun can be purchased at approved stands in the county, and may only be used on private property with the owner’s consent. By law, fireworks sales may occur at only two times a year—from June 15 until July 15 and from Dec. 15 until Jan. 6. The fire marshal’s office warns that: “Fireworks obtained by mail order or that ‘Road Trip’ may lead to seizure and criminal charges.” To see the online lists of fireworks information, go to http://loudoun.gov/index.aspx?NID=807.

Hello, Dolly: It’s time to think about buying tickets for the Sterling Playmakers’ summer offering—the musical “Hello, Dolly!”—scheduled to take the stage at Potomac Falls High School on weekends from July 10 through Aug. 5. Tickets for all ages are $15 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission seats. The show starts at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and at 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. For information, call 703-437-6117 or go online to sterlingplaymakers.com.

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