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    The Teal Pumpkin Project is being promoted by Food Allergy Research and Education to raise awareness to food allergies during a candy-centric holiday. Courtesy Photo

    Local parents use teal pumpkins to promote food allergy awareness
    Thu., Oct. 30 | 02:06 PM - This Halloween season, some Jack-o-lanterns are being painted teal, the color of food allergy awareness.

    Sterling’s Ryan Sill has made it through the first elimination round of “The Voice.” Courtesy Photo

    Crescendo: Sterling resident aims high on “The Voice”
    Thu., Oct. 30 | 07:00 AM - For Sterling resident Ryan Sill, one comment on a viral music video became the turning point for his singing career and life aspirations.

    Salamander Resort CEO Sheila Johnson, left, and Susan Koch, right, a filmmaker and the executive director of the Middleburg Film Festival, held press roundtables at last year’s fest. Times-Mirror File Photo/Beverly Denny

    Middleburg Film Fest lineup: Oscar contenders and independent gems
    Wed., Oct. 29 | 11:17 AM - With a mix of Oscar contenders and independent gems, Old Virginia landscape and scenes of the nation's capitol nearby, it seems a foregone conclusion this weekend's second running of the film fest will be a success.
    Standard Oil heiress Ruth Bedford leaves Middleburg’s Foxcroft $40 million bequest
    Tue., Oct. 28 | 05:18 PM - With Video: Foxcroft alumna and oil heiress Ruth Bedford leaves $40 million to boarding school she graduated from in 1932.
    Remembering Gabriella Miller
    Sun., Oct. 26 | 09:41 AM - Sunday is the one year anniversary of the passing of Gabriella Miller, a childhood cancer awareness advocate from Leesburg who died from brain cancer at the age of 10.

    Residents in Leesburg, weather permitting, should be able to view the Orbital rocket launch on Oct. 27, starting at 6:45 p.m. Rendering Courtesy/Orbital Sciences

    Orbital to launch Antares rocket Oct. 27 from Wallops Flight Facility
    Sat., Oct. 25 | 08:00 AM - Launch can be seen by residents in Leesburg and Ashburn
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    Amanda Wirtz, USN, was crowned Ms. Veteran America 2014 at the National Conference Center in Leesburg Oct. 12 by reigning queen Allaina Guitron. Wirtz also won the talent competition for her original violin melody.Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Boots & beauty: Pageant showcases women in service
    Wed., Oct. 15 | 12:00 PM - In its third year, the Ms. Veteran America contest has become known as one that gives a more true representation of the American woman.
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    Book Review: “Happiness The Universal Dilemma.”
    Sat., Oct. 25 | 10:00 AM - Bailey Bloxsome researches the premise of happiness and pens his findings in his debut body of work: “Happiness The Universal Dilemma.”
    Comstock’s property taxes raise questions about a central campaign narrative
    Fri., Oct. 24 | 01:07 PM - Comstock has repeatedly said Foust is an enthusiastic supporter for tax hikes, including in a TV ad titled “Taxman,” which highlighted a claim oft-used by the GOP camp that says Foust raised property taxes by 22 percent.
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    An appreciation: Julia Cannon
    Thu., Oct. 23 | 02:19 PM - A Leesburg attorney remembers former Loudoun County general district judge Julia Cannon.
    Greg Adams and Linda Bowman turned the front yard of their Leesburg home into a smoky graveyard for Halloween in 2011.

    Ghosts, goblins and Loudoun
    Wed., Oct. 22 | 07:00 PM - From haunted houses to hay rides to trick-or-treating, Loudoun has something for everyone to celebrate All Hallows' Eve
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    Leesburg-based MELT Gourmet Cheeseburgers has won multiple local awards for their beefy creations. Contributed Photo/David Ives

    Mixing passion and creativity: MELT takes the gourmet burger to the next place
    Tue., Oct. 21 | 04:30 PM - Business for MELT, the Leesburg gourmet burger restaurant, is thrivin.
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    UPDATED: Judge Julia Cannon dies
    Fri., Oct. 17 | 12:49 PM - A spokesperson for the Loudoun County Bar Association announced the news to association members with few details.

    Eric Betzig, who came to Janelia in 2006, was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Oct. 8 He is the first Nobel Prize winner to come out of Loudoun County. Courtesy photo

    From a lake to a Loudoun lab: Janelia scientist wins Nobel Prize
    Wed., Oct. 15 | 01:48 PM - Dr. Robert Eric Betzig was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry on Oct. 8 He is the first Nobel Prize winner to come out of Loudoun County.
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    The Broad Run student body cheers for its team in its game against Stone Bridge. Anna Harris/Times-Mirror

    Friday night rites: A culture emerges around Loudoun high school football
    Wed., Oct. 15 | 07:00 AM - A new culture is emerging in Loudoun as the county's school district grows and young high schools develop football programs.
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    The newly named field saw its first game on Oct. 10. The Huskies played against Broad Run High School. Rick Wasser/Times-Mirror

    Tuscarora football field renamed in honor of former coach
    Tue., Oct. 14 | 12:55 PM - Tuscarora High School in Leesburg officially christened its football field Fortune Field at its game against Broad Run Oct. 10.
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    Farmers markets are one of many options for residents to access local farm-fresh foods.

    Fueling the growth: Loudoun eats fresh
    Mon., Oct. 13 | 11:13 AM - Loudoun's residents are getting back to fresh food grown straight from the ground and shipped right to the table.
    McAuliffe says married gay couples can adopt
    Mon., Oct. 13 | 11:04 AM - Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe is sending notice to local social services divisions that married gay couples can now adopt children.
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    Natalie Moyer, an active duty lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard gets her makeup put on backstage today at the Ms. Veteran American Contest. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

    Ms. Veteran America contest tonight at National Conference Center
    Sun., Oct. 12 | 04:08 PM - The Ms. Veteran America 2014 contest begins today at 5 p.m. at the National Conference Center in Lansdowne.

    Mateo Monk, a Purcellville resident, has achieved notable music industry success, including performing and recording with D.C.-based music legends, Thievery Corporation, and their offshoot roots reggae project, The Archives. Courtesy Photo

    After roaming the country, Purcellville musician returns to his roots
    Sun., Oct. 12 | 08:00 AM - The mythological tale of the artist who roams the planet, unburdened by worldly possessions, taking cosmic risks in search of mystical inspiration, is an all-too-familiar literary and cultural paradigm. Mateo Monk has lived it.

    Actors perform in VSA Loudoun’s rendition of “The Wizard of Oz.” Courtesy Photo

    Very Special Arts Loudoun celebrates 25th anniversary with Oct. 18 gala
    Sat., Oct. 11 | 08:00 AM - The program currently serves 7 million people of all ages and abilities in every aspect of arts including visual, performing and literary arts.
    Three seats, mayorship on the Leesburg ballot Nov. 4
    Fri., Oct. 10 | 10:46 AM - Open seats for Congress aren't the only reason for Leesburg residents to head to the voting booth Nov. 4.

    AOL is sponsoring 10-year-old Reed for a trip to Australia. Courtesy photo

    Playing with magic
    Thu., Oct. 9 | 07:00 AM - AOL works to grant wish for 10-year-old with blood cancer
    Real estate pioneer John McEnearney dies at age 88
    Wed., Oct. 8 | 04:43 PM - John McEnearney, founder of McEnearney Associates Inc. died today in McLean. He was 88.
    Janelia’s Eric Betzig wins 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
    Wed., Oct. 8 | 01:22 PM - Eric Betzig of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's Janelia Research Campus in Ashburn was today awarded the 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy.

    Bras, created by various residents, will be available for auction Oct. 24 at Best Rack Around in Leesburg. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

    Leesburg’s Best Rack Around gears up for first Bras Raise Awareness event
    Wed., Oct. 8 | 01:00 PM - On Oct. 24 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Best Rack Around will hold its inaugural Bras Raise Awareness Bra Show and Auction at Market Station in Leesburg.
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    Ryan Sill, 20, a 2012 graduate of Dominion High School, made it through the blind auditions of “The Voice” on Oct. 6. Photo Courtesy/NBC Productions

    Dominion High School grad lands spot on “The Voice”
    Wed., Oct. 8 | 11:00 AM - Twenty-year-old Ryan Sill, a 2012 graduate of Dominion High School in Sterling, is putting his singing to the test on NBC's “The Voice.”

    Cindy LoSasso (left) and Carla Rhoads received their marriage certificate in Loudoun County Oct. 6 at 2:31 p.m. They were the first same-sex couple in the county’s history to do so. Courtesy Photo/Facebook

    Meet the first same-sex couple legally married in Loudoun
    Wed., Oct. 8 | 08:48 AM - Carla Rhoads and Cindy LoSasso have been together for 16 years. The Leesburg couple has long been hankering for a wedding, but they wanted to be legally married in their home state.
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    A graduate of Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, Donald W. Devine served as the local commonwealth’s attorney from 1971-1979 before becoming a federal judge.

    Obit: Donald W. Devine, a ‘legend of Loudoun,’ dies at 84
    Tue., Oct. 7 | 10:45 PM - A graduate of Yale and the University of Virginia School of Law, Devine served as the local commonwealth's attorney from 1971-1979 before becoming a federal judge.

    The Redskins say they are one of a handful of teams that employ a full-time nutritionist, and on-site chefs are even rarer in the league. Photo By/Michael “Moe” Murphy

    Fine-dining chef has Redskins eating healthier
    Tue., Oct. 7 | 09:00 AM - There's a chef with a French cuisine background, a sous-chef, five cooks and a full-time nutritionist creating some 350 fresh-from-scratch meals per day.
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