Feeding the world one meal at a time
Micheal Lipscomb works at Bricks 4 Kidz in Ashburn packaging meals to feed the world’s hungry April 12. Photo Courtesy/Tammy Reynolds
Wed., Apr. 16 | 04:30 PM - The Loudoun Chapter of the Jack and Jill Foundation prepared 10,000 meals to help feed the world's hungry
Loudoun home sales recovering from sluggish market
After a slow winter, homes such as these in Sterling Park flying off the market. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Wed., Apr. 16 | 12:22 PM - Homes sales, a driving factor in Loudoun County’s expanding economy, showed signs of a strong recovery as a late-breaking spring season brought out buyers for a large inventory of townhomes and single-family residences throughout the county.
National Conference Center in Lansdowne bought by NCC PS Enterprises, LLC
The National Conference Center is poised for a revamp from LaKota Hotels and Resorts, a hospitality management company specializing in turning around under-performing hotels, resorts, and conference centers. - Courtesy Photo
Tue., Apr. 15 | 04:05 PM - Stoneleigh Asset Management, along with LaKota Hotels & Resorts, will take over the conference center and West Belmont catering from ARAMARK effective May 16, and "will immediately begin the operational upgrade of all aspects of the property"
Monk’s BBQ opens in Purcellville
Monk’s BBQ in Purcellville found a permanent home at 251 N. 21st St. in Purcellville, next to Southern States. Photo Courtesy/Monksq.com
Tue., Apr. 15 | 07:00 AM - After several years as a food truck based at Corcoran Vineyards in Waterford, Monk's BBQ has found a permanent home in Purcellville.
Hitting the mark: Loudoun charity closing in on $1 million in giving
Mon., Apr. 14 | 12:23 PM - 100WomenStrong, a Loudoun-based philanthropic group announced Monday it's closing in on its goal of reaching $1 million in giving.
Inova Loudoun Hospital supports Mobile Hope
Sun., Apr. 13 | 08:00 AM - With support from Inova Loudoun Hospital, Mobile Hope has become its own nonprofit, a pending 501(c)(3) organization.
Wine and Art: “It’s Only Rock and Roll” at 8 Chains North
Ike and Tina Turner, Las Vegas, 1969
Photos Courtesy/Richard Busch
Sat., Apr. 12 | 08:00 AM - For photographer Richard Busch, his photos of rock and roll legends were “just luck”
Powering a western Loudoun winery with solar
Both Solar 4 Leesburg and North Gate Vineyard won awards at the 2013 Chamber of Commerce Green Business Awards. -Courtesy/North Gate Vineyard
Fri., Apr. 11 | 08:35 AM - When Vicki Fedor and her husband Mark, owners of North Gate Vineyard in Purcellville, decided to construct the building that would become their tasting room and main center of operations they wanted it to be eco-friendly.
ArtSquare to reopen in June in downtown Leesburg
Thu., Apr. 10 | 01:36 PM - The facility, home to the Loudoun Academy of the Arts Foundation, will be located at the Shops at Dodona, 312 E. Market St.
Hounds hope taxable bonds will help finance stadium at One Loudoun
VIP Sports and Entertainment is looking to use taxable bonds from the Economic Development Authority to capture a lower interest rate loan. -Courtesy/VIP Sports and Entertainment
Thu., Apr. 10 | 07:25 AM - VIP Sports and Entertainment, the company hoping to bring professional baseball and soccer to Loudoun, wrote to the Economic Development Authority last week asking for a resolution for $55 million in taxable bonds to finance a stadium.
Neustar acquires rights to Colombian Internet domain
Neustar has acquired the rights to .co domain.
Tue., Mar. 25 | 10:16 AM - Neustar, a Sterling-based telecommunications and Internet services company, has announced it will buy Bogota, Colombia-based .CO Internet S.A.S., which controls the Colombian domain address .co for $109 million.
MWAA still not prepared to share timeline for Phase 1 completion
Thu., Mar. 20 | 10:34 AM - With patience wearing thin for many of the Silver Line’s backers, Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority officials said Wednesday that they still cannot provide a date or a timeline for when the new rail line will be completed.
Inspiration abounds at the Leesburg Community Home Show
Fri., Mar. 14 | 12:00 PM - The host of DIY Network’s “Kitchen Crashers,” Alison Victoria is the keynote speaker at the Leesburg Community Home Show on March 16. Victoria is scheduled to speak at 1 and 3 p.m.
Middleburg office complex builds on town’s charm
Wed., Mar. 12 | 03:15 PM - An office complex designed to match Middleburg’s character is being developed just off the town’s historic retail district at Lincoln and The Plains roads.
Visit Loudoun survey shows a way forward for Epicurience
Doc Scantlin and the Palmettos of Washington, D.C. perform at Oatlands Plantation in Leesburg during their Roaring 20s dinner and speakeasy on Aug. 31. -Times-Mirror/Jonathan Taylor
Wed., Mar. 12 | 11:31 AM - Visit Loudoun, in preparation for this year's Epicurience event, a wine and culinary festival, recently decided to conduct a third-party led survey to identify strengths and weaknesses of its 2013 iteration.
Airport authority’s chief builder sets an example for excellence
Fri., Mar. 7 | 06:00 AM - As the new vice president of for engineering for the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, Ginger Evans is showing what's possible for women in engineering.
Photoworks to absorb Art Square photo classes in Leesburg
Thomas Ramsay, Nancy Goetzinger, KD Kidder and Neil Steinberg in the Photoworks studio space discussing their recent merger and opening of a new photo school. - Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser
Mon., Mar. 3 | 11:39 AM - On March 11, the first class will be held at the Leesburg Photography School at Photoworks.
Silver Line Playbook: County seeks $200 million loan
Wed., Feb. 26 | 01:36 PM - As the Loudoun Board of Supervisors has signaled in recent months, Loudoun County plans to apply for a $200 million federal loan to help pay its share of extending Metro’s Silver Line into Loudoun.
Business groups clash on Va. Medicaid expansion
Wed., Feb. 26 | 09:52 AM - The Virginia Chamber of Commerce and state business leaders renewed their call Monday for Republican House lawmakers to accept billions in federal Medicaid funds.
K2M looking to go public
Wed., Feb. 5 | 10:47 AM - K2M, a spinal device company in Leesburg, has filed an S-1 draft registration with the Securities and Exchanges Commission to become a publicly traded company.
Dulles Greenway tolls rise again
Tue., Apr. 15 | 10:49 AM - Tolls are up again along the Leesburg-based Dulles Greenway, with full-use rates spiking from $4.90 to $5.10 during peak hours, 6:30 to 9 a.m. eastbound and 4 to 6:30 p.m. westbound.
Times-Mirror takes nine first place honors in Va. Press Assn. contest
Wed., Apr. 9 | 11:20 AM - The Loudoun Times-Mirror fell just short of a four-peat as the best large-division weekly newspaper in Virginia, but still took home nine first place honors at the 2013 Virginia Press Association competition.
Rail contractor says Dulles project ready to turn over to MWAA
Wed., Apr. 9 | 11:18 AM - Substantial completion is the key construction milestone that the project has been struggling to reach for months.
Notaviva Vineyards: Fostering creativity, encouraging culture
Notaviva Vineyards in Purcellville pairs local, award-winning wines with music of all genres. Courtesy Photo/Notaviva Vineyards
Mon., Apr. 7 | 01:42 PM - PURCELLVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The tasting room at Stephen and Shannon Mackey's Loudoun County vineyard is every bit as quaint and cozy as one would expect to find at a local family-run winery.
Leesburg chef realizes dream with Sweetz Bakery
Trang Bowers, owner of Sweetz Bakery, offers a wide selection of hand-decorated cupcakes. She’s pictured here in 2012 at a kiosk in Dulles Town Center. Times-Mirror File Photo/Tin Nguyen
Sun., Apr. 6 | 07:59 AM - Passionate about cooking, especially about baking, Trang Bowers of Leesburg has finally realized her dream: her very own bakery.
County receives donation for Lovettsville Community Park equine facilities
Sat., Apr. 5 | 10:00 AM - The Loudoun County Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services (PRCS) on March 31 received a donation of $14,123 from the Loudoun Horse Association for future equestrian amenities at Lovettsville Community Park.
Atlantic Realty hoping to revamp Sterling Plaza
Many of the spaces on the north side of the property are currently vacant. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Sat., Apr. 5 | 07:00 AM - Sterling Plaza I, LLC has filed a pre-submission application with the county to discuss possible renovations to the Sterling Plaza Shopping Center, as well as the addition of 10,500 square feet of residential use, including 30 "stacked multi-family dwelling units along the rear of the property."
Lexington 7 rezoning application denied by Loudoun board
Thu., Apr. 3 | 12:15 PM - The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night to deny a residential rezoning application within the Lexington 7 development, which has long been planned for commercial use.
Helldiver on display at Udvar-Hazy
Thu., Apr. 3 | 10:29 AM - A World War II dive-bomber, the Curtiss SB2C-5 Helldiver, went on exhibition April 1 at the National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, where it has been undergoing restoration for the past 15 months.
Wine Wednesday: Local sparklers arrive just in time for warmer weather
Wed., Apr. 2 | 12:08 PM - In February I wondered why the shortage of sparkling sauce at Loudoun's wineries. As I should have known, local wine leaders were a few steps ahead of me.