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    Locavore Kevin Malone and Tuscarora Mill restaurant chef Patrick Dinh. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Tuscarora Mills’ Kevin Malone: Early pioneer in Loudoun lacavore movement
    Kevin Malone was a devout locavore 20 years before the word entered our lexicon. In 1985 he opened Tuscarora Mill Restaurant (Tuskies) in Leesburg with a commitment to stock his kitchen with the bounty from local farms.

    Sommelier and well-known Loudouner Mary Watson-Delauder is right at home at Ashburn’s Wine’ing Butcher. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

    Mary Watson-DeLauder: At your service
    Whether you're a novice or a veteran of vinous ventures, Mary Watson-Delauder will guide you.
    Holiday travel volume in Virginia expected to be highest in a decade
    Gas prices in Virginia are at their lowest level for the holiday in five years, leaving residents with more disposable income.
    MWAA vice president floats idea of residential at Dulles Airport’s ‘Western Lands’
    The chief financial officer for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority drew gasps this morning when he floated the idea of constructing a part-residential development on the Dulles Airport's Western Lands property.

    One Loudoun will have to wait if it hopes to terminate a lease with Virginia Investment Partnership, the company which was responsible for bringing the Hounds baseball and Virginia Cavalry FC soccer teams to Ashburn. - Times-Mirror/BeverlyDenny

    Summary judgment on One Loudoun stadium denied
    One Loudoun was denied a summary judgment May 21 that would have allowed it to terminate a lease with Virginia Investment Partner.

    Peter Sherman, of Vienna, picking spinach at Great Country Farms. -Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    Loudoun Spring Farm Tour puts its best foot forward
    The 2015 Spring Farm Tour finished off Loudoun's Small Business Weeks with music, farming and a focus on agriculture.
    MORE: Leesburg Board of Architectural Review OKs courts plan for partial demolition of structures
    As the midnight deadline approached, Leesburg’s Board of Architectural Review on late Monday approved the partial demolition of four historic buildings in the downtown core to make way for the long-planned county courts expansion.

    Jen Shailor of Bluemont Vineyards is one of roughly a dozen female winemakers in Loudoun County, home to the most wineries of any county in Virginia. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

    Ladies of the Vine: Loudoun’s wine scene welcomes women winemakers
    In an industry dominated by men, women are increasingly driving Loudoun’s wine game.
    Small signs of an economic recovery
    “We are finally seeing strength in all parts of our economy,” Terry McAuliffe said.

    Elizabeth Heagy, managing director of the Five Stones Institute, connects with Jennylee Hansen, a sponsor with the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region, at the Loudoun County Philanthropy Conference on May 14 in Middleburg. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    As Loudoun growth slows, philanthropic groups look for solutions
    Loudoun's needs are increasing, and the resources to meet those needs might not be keeping up.

    The World Police and Fire Games are expected to bring tens of thousands of visitors into Northern Virginia later this year.

    Loudoun signs $65,500 sponsorship agreement with Fairfax Games
    Billed as an Olympics for public safety employees from across the country, the event consists of more than 60 sports, twice as many as the Olympic Games, and athletes from 70 countries.

    Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville is one of the largest grape growers in Loudoun County. Photo/Trevor Baratko

    Wine Wednesday: We’re talking grapes by the tons
    Loudoun County grape growers outpaced a robust statewide showing in the 2014 wine grape harvest, boasting a 20 percent increase from 2013.
    Virginia’s unemployment rate drops to 4.7 percent in January
    The commission says January's rate was the lowest rate since October 2008.

    Goose Creek Golf Club as golfers might fondly remember it will change in the near future.

    Goose Creek Golf Club to turn nine holes into houses
    On a 6-3 vote at a May 21 Board of Supervisors meeting, the board allowed the golf club to rezone 110.8 acres in Leesburg to accommodate up to 158 residential units and 142,000 square feet of nonresidential uses, which would include a 132-room hotel, a 9-hole golf course and a 6,000 square foot restaurant.
    Virginia’s rural roads rank 34th in the country
    Nearly 20 percent of Virginia's rural roads are structurally deficient, according to TRIP, a national research group.

    Bob Farren, CEO and president of VIP Sports and Entertainment.

    Questions cloud VIP’s legal representation
    Virginia Investment Partnership, the group which was supposed to bring professional soccer and baseball to the One Loudoun development, heads into a May 21 court date with questions about its legal representation.

    Bryan Voltaggio will headline the 2015 Epicurience Virginia food and wine festival taking place Labor Day Weekend at Morven Park in Leesburg. - Courtesy

    Bryan Voltaggio to headline Epicurience Virginia 2015
    Bryan Voltaggio, the local owner of Volt and Family Meal as well as “Top Chef” and “Top Chef Masters” contestant, will headline Epicurience Virginia’s Labor Day weekend festival this September in Morven Park.
    Lovettsville Farm Store opens for business
    A new farm store specializing in locally sourced produce, fresh eggs, meats and seafood, as well as serving regular and soft serve ice cream, recently opened in Lovettsville to what owners described as an enthusiastic public response.
    Film about historic Loving case to shoot in Virginia
    Virginia has been chosen as the filming location for a movie about the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia couple who were arrested in 1958 for violating a state law that prohibited interracial marriage.

    The Avonlea Project, Peterson hopes, is expected to fill a dearth of entertainment and retail options in the South Riding part of the county. -Rendering/Peterson Companies

    Avonlea development in South Riding gets approval from board
    Avonlea, expected to cost Peterson north of $70 million, will include 122,500 square feet of retail space, a 39,000 square foot cinema, a 32,000 square foot health club, a 40,000 square foot grocer and 40,000 square feet of office.
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    Sen. Reid hits NFL over ‘racist’ Redskins name
    The Nevada senator said he wished Commissioner Roger Goodell would act as swiftly to change a name that denigrates Native Americans as he did about "enough air in a football."
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    Smokehouse Live’s co-presidents of pitmaster hospitality, Jim Foss and Kris Diemar at Smokehouse Live in Leesburg. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Smokehouse Live ready to light up Village at Leesburg
    The Americana-style barbecue restaurant/bar/music venue to open around Memorial Day weekend
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    Alena Analeigh, stole the show when she took the stage to accept her Community Steward award at the May 13 Leesburg Small Business Awards. Times-Mirror/Jonathan Taylor

    Leesburg’s Small Business Awards winners for 2015
    Leesburg handed out its annual Small Business Awards May 13 at Tally Ho Theater.

    Dennis Dimick, whose work on climate change and the environment has garnered numerous awards, spoke to a group at Purcellville’s Franklin Park Arts Center May 11 about the future of food. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    National Geographic editor speaks about future of food to Purcellville residents
    National Geographic's Executive Environment Editor Dennis Dimick spoke to a group of Loudoun residents May 11 at Purcellville's Franklin Park Arts Center.

    K2M CEO Eric Major spoke to prospective Loudoun entrepreneurs during Loudoun Small Business Week May 11. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Major Player: Leesburg’s K2M CEO talks to entrepreneurs about lessons learned
    In a seminar he gave to local business owners and prospective entrepreneurs, Eric Major explained that passion and an opening for a certain idea in the marketplace were the most important things any entrepreneur needed to start a business.

    A rendering of the forthcoming Emergency Room overhaul at Inova Loudoun Hospital, which are expected to be finish by the end of 2016.

    Inova Loudoun raising money for an emergency room overhaul
    Inova Loudoun Hospital which was built in 1997, will begin its first comprehensive renovation of the emergency room before the end of the year.

    Verizon’s Loudoun campus in Ashburn. The company is one of the largest private employers in the county.

    AOL is acquired by Verizon, two major Loudoun employers combine
    Telecommunications giant Verizon acquired mass-media company AOL for $4.4 billion May 12.

    Five Loudoun breweries will be on tap at this year’s inaugural Brambleton Brewfest.

    Brambleton announces inaugural Brewfest
    Brambleton Community Association has announced it will host a beer festival May 30 at the Brambleton Town Center in Ashburn.

    Highlighting this year’s small business week slate of events are a series of discussions about business, a movie screening, business pitches and a tap takeover at Alamo Drafthouse.

    Loudoun Small Business Week begins
    Future of food, tap takeover, spring farm tour and entrepreneurship headline a full slate of Small Business Week events.

    The nonprofit Trinity House cafe offers a great deal of fanfare, but also has a reputation as the go-to place for quiet times. Photo Courtesy/Trinity House Cafe.

    Leesburg’s Trinity House Cafe: A place to sit and be
    Trinity House Cafe in Leesburg is building a welcoming and tasteful setting
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