Turning ice into art
Last year Casey Conner, founder of Ice Lab Ice Sculptures, in Baltimore, Md. created an enormous sculpture of an eagle soaring over a mountain, intended to honor the area’s many military veterans and active-duty members. Courtesy Photo
Fri., Jan. 23 | 10:13 AM - Village at Leesburg’s Winter Ice Fest to host elite ice carving competition
Loudoun supervisors pass ordinance allowing farm breweries
A motion allowing farm breweries in land zoned agricultural passed the Board of Supervisors last night with an 8-1 vote. - Courtesy/Visit Loudoun
Thu., Jan. 22 | 03:08 PM - Last night the Board of Supervisors approved an amendment to allow farm breweries on land zoned for agricultural use, where something is grown on the farm that goes into the beer.
One Loudoun developers claim county inflated assessments of Ashburn property
One Loudoun, a 358-acre mixed use development in Ashburn, is attempting to recoup taxes it says have been erroneously levied against it since 2011.
Wed., Jan. 21 | 06:59 AM - The developers of Ashburn's One Loudoun complex are contending the Board of Supervisors, through its assessors office, misrepresented tax assessments on the developer's real estate by as much as $20 million, according to a petition filed with Loudoun County Circuit Court last month.
Mosby association preserves past, embraces change
Richard T. Gillespie is the new executive director for the Mosby Heritage Area Association, which aims to educate about the history and advocate for the preservation of the culture and scenery of the Northern Virginia Piedmont. Courtesy Photo
Tue., Jan. 20 | 12:46 PM - The Mosby association just completed a preservation plan for the Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville battlefields.
Average per gallon gas price under $2
Tue., Jan. 20 | 04:57 PM - After cresting for a span of 24 hours at $2 a gallon starting early Friday morning, the average retail price for regular grade gasoline in Virginia fell below $2 per gallon over the weekend to $1.99 per gallon statewide.
K2M proposes selling stock at market price
Tue., Jan. 20 | 02:42 PM - Leesburg-based K2M prepares to offer its stock to the public once again, this time at market price.
Loudoun grocer holds “Design Our Bag” challenge
Sat., Jan. 17 | 11:00 AM - The Fresh Market grocery store, which has a location in Ashburn, is holding a “Design Our Bag” challenge for children 15 and younger.
Washington out as potential Olympics 2024 destination; USOC chose Boston instead
Fri., Jan. 16 | 05:33 PM - The United States Olympic Committee announced it would back Boston in its bid to host the 2024 games. The decision was made at the Denver International Airport last week.
Business incentives: Loudoun’s retention and recruitment tool
Thu., Jan. 15 | 11:10 AM - Last week the Board of Supervisors agreed to pay K2M Group Holdings Inc. $340,000 in cash, and waive $110,000 in fees, as part of a package to keep the medical devices firm in the county. Successful companies such as K2M capitalize on competition for their location.
Becky and Scott Harris on Southern Living’s ‘50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015’
Wed., Jan. 14 | 05:13 PM - Becky and Scott Harris, owners of Purcellville's Catoctin Creek Distilling, were named to Southern Living's list of '50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015.'
Goose Creek shoots for a hotel, homes and 9 holes; awaits Feb. 11 hearing
Tue., Jan. 13 | 06:16 PM - McLean developer Kettler Inc., wants to transform nine holes of its 18-hole course into a restaurant and hotel, while increasing the land's residential zoning to six houses an acre instead of one every three acres.
Tower Companies looks to build town center near Fairfax line
Tue., Jan. 13 | 07:01 AM - Tower Companies, a Rockville, Md.-based developer, is looking to rezone a 28-acre property at the corner of Route 28 and Shaw Road, into a town center with residential, office and retail uses, according to documents the company filed with the county in December.
One dead, dozens injured after Metro station fills with smoke
Mon., Jan. 12 | 09:52 PM - One is dead, two critically injured and many others injured after a Metro station filled with smoke Monday afternoon.
Loudoun SBDC ‘Start Your Business’ seminar set for Jan. 15
Mon., Jan. 12 | 05:00 PM - The Loudoun Small Development Center will hold a “Start Your Business” seminar from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Mason Enterprise Center, 202 Church St. SE, Leesburg.
Randy Radish moves to storefront
Sharon Lindblad and Nancy Jezior, co-owners of the Randy Radish, with their food truck. - Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Mon., Jan. 12 | 03:11 PM - Sharon Lindblad and Nancy Jezior, co-owners of the Randy Radish, have big plans for the vegan food business, which started out of a food truck.
Streak of solid hiring bolsters confidence about 2015
Sun., Jan. 11 | 11:25 AM - A healthy month of hiring in December capped the best year for U.S. job growth since 1999, demonstrating that employers are more confident than they've been since the Great Recession began.
Fashioned of wood and brick and featuring a semi-open kitchen located behind a low wall, Pike’s Fish House interior says “casual” and “friendly.” Photos Courtesy/Facebook
Sat., Jan. 10 | 09:00 AM - Lansdowne Town Center's newest edition offers a bite for everyone
Gun sales in Virginia drop in 2014 following 3 years’ growth
Fri., Jan. 9 | 07:20 AM - Gun sales in Virginia have declined for the first time since 2010.
Loudoun supervisors approve $450,000 to retain K2M
Thu., Jan. 8 | 07:04 PM - The Governor's Opportunity Fund also gave K2M $450,000 as an incentive to stay in Virginia, which Loudoun matched by giving $340,000 in cash and waiving $110,000 in fees.
SCC seeks comment on Dulles Greenway toll hike
Thu., Jan. 8 | 05:44 PM - The State Corporation Commission seeks public comment on a request made by Toll Road Investors Partnership II to increase rates for the Dulles Greenway, a 14-mile stretch of road running from Leesburg to Dulles Airport.
Health challenge focuses on wellness not weight loss
Thu., Jan. 8 | 03:37 PM - At Stone Ridge's Wellness Connection, weight loss is more about the hiccups in life that can draw one's focus away from their goals in life.
Formerly of Wine Kitchen, Michael Foote arrives at Salamander
Wed., Jan. 7 | 04:01 PM - Local wine lovers savoring a sipping session at Salamander Resort and Spa in Middleburg will see a new, albeit familiar, face welcoming them to the ravishing Gold Cup Wine Bar and Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, located within the hotel.
Fitness Equation coming to One Loudoun
Initial renderings of The Fitness Equation, a 40,515 square-foot fitness center and full service day spa, set to open January 2016 at One Loudoun. - Courtesy/The Fitness Equation
Wed., Jan. 7 | 03:10 PM - The Fitness Equation, a 40,000-square-foot facility, plans to open its first D.C.-area location next January.
Branding the state: Governor McAuliffe unveils ‘Welcome to Virginia’ signs at Dulles
Gov. Terry McAuliffe unveils new Welcome to Virginia sign at Dulles International with cabinet members Maurice Jones, the secretary of commerce and trade, and Aubrey Layne, secretary of transportation on Jan. 6. - Courtesy
Tue., Jan. 6 | 03:42 PM - Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his secretaries of transportation and commerce unveiled a sign Jan. 6 which will welcome future passengers to Virginia upon entering Washington Dulles International Airport.
Georgia man arrested for passing counterfeit travelers checks at Leesburg outlets
Mon., Jan. 5 | 05:44 PM - A Georgia man was arrested after police said he passed several counterfeit traveler’s checks at Leesburg Premium Corner Outlet stores.
Virginia eyes broader array of exports to Cuba
Mon., Jan. 5 | 08:41 AM - Long before the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, Virginia farm products helped feed the people of the Communist regime, making the state one of the top three U.S. exporters to Cuba.
Loudoun’s year in business 2014
Owner Don Devine and his son Jack of Tally Ho won the Innovations Award at the May 14 Leesburg Small Business Awards. -Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock
Sun., Jan. 4 | 07:00 AM - From craft brewing to a baseball stadium in limbo, Loudoun's business industry saw ebbs and flows in 2014.
U.Va. president seeks leniency for McDonnell
Sat., Jan. 3 | 12:40 PM - RICHMOND – University of Virginia President Teresa Sullivan is among the more than 400 letter writers urging a federal judge to be lenient Tuesday in sentencing former Gov. Bob McDonnell for corruption.
LOUDOUN YEAR IN REVIEW: In 2015, it all keeps going ….. up
Gov. Terry McAuliffe makes the announcement at Black Hops Farm in November that Virginia has been awarded a $40,000 grant, matched by Loudoun County, to support the construction and operations of the mid-Atlantic’s largest commercial hops processing facility in Lucketts. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser
Thu., Jan. 1 | 10:41 AM - Confronting values and visions, traditions and transitions, Loudoun navigates change as it sets a course for the future.
Northern Va. man helps party-goers prevent drunken dialing
Wed., Dec. 31 | 08:02 AM - If you are looking for a safe, embarrassment-free New Year’s Eve, Joshua Anton can help.