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Spring cleaning

Bring your paints, stains, fuels and cleaners to a household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, April 17, 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville.
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Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Raymond Thompson
Dr. Larry Belote prepares to start a busy day April 5 at his family care practice in Purcellville. Belote worries that doctors will have less time to spend one-on-one with patients.

Doctors brace for influx

Health-care legislation likely will strain already under-represented primary care doctors

Health-care law 101

The new health-care legislation is dauntingly comprehensive and complex. To help break it down, we asked questions of Leighton Ku, professor of health policy at George Washington University. Here are his answers.

Loudoun retains AAA bond rating

Loudoun secured its AAA again this year.

Autism insurance advocates look to 2011

RICHMOND -- Parents of autistic children must wait until next year to see if Virginia will require health insurers to cover treatment for their youngsters.

School budget reflects hard economic times

The Board of Supervisors finalized the fiscal year 2011 budget for Loudoun County Public Schools April 6, leaving intact deep cuts that will likely mean the loss of almost 300 school positions.
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Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Hannah Hager
A Taco Bell is under construction in Purcellville. It is slated to open in mid-May.

Residents have varying appetites for 2nd fast-food eatery

Purcellville's about to welcome its second drive-through restaurant – making residents think outside the bun whether they want to or not.
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From left, Ann Marie, Anthony and Robert Morasco, in a photo taken last summer. Courtesy Photo.

Nonprofit helps families get help with autism

On April 10, Reaching 4 Autism Miracles, a local nonprofit, will hold its first fundraiser.

County passes FY2011 budget, sets tax rate at $1.30

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors on April 6 narrowly passed its fiscal year 2011 budget, including an increase in the tax rate and more than $73 million in expenditure cuts.
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Sharon Harvey goes skydiving in Tennessee during a family vacation in November 2009.

Retired Ashburn resident dives into adventure

With adventure, some people start young and grow out of it. Sharon Harvey doesn’t remember any big childhood adventures, but the 71-year-old resident of Ashby Ponds, a retirement home in Ashburn, began an adventuring life in adulthood.

A tale of two budgets

If works of literature could be reflected in a county budget document, we’d say the just-approved budget before us for FY11 has Charles Dickens written all over it.
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Board considers boundaries in Dulles South

As planning continues for two new schools in Dulles South, school officials are debating boundary adjustments and whether to keep groups of children together as they move from elementary through middle to high school.

Mount Pleasant annual spring dinner

Saturday, April 10 at 5 p.m. 13266 Taylorstown Road.

Beautification day

On Saturday, April 10, the Town of Purcellville will hold a town-wide Beautification Day.

Mercer Festival

Friday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 17, 8 a.m.-noon; and Sunday, April 18, at 10 a.m., at St. David's Episcopal Church, 43600 Russell Branch Parkway.

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