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    Mark Powell, left, and Darren Gryniuk, right, at Old 690 Brewing Co. Times-Mirror/Karen Graham

    New hops are tops at Purcellville’s Old 690
    Sat., Aug. 30 | 06:00 AM - Adding more sudsy miles to Purcellville’s craft beer trail, Old 690 Brewing Co. opened for business Aug. 15 at 15670 Ashbury Church Road.
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    Loudoun Valley’s Hannah Allison is the only female football player on the school’s team. Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Tackling the stereotypes: one of Loudoun’s female footballers
    Wed., Aug. 27 | 10:43 AM - Hannah Allison is the only female football player on the 40- “man” Loudoun Valley High School football team.
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    Drew Clyde opened Headway, an inter-denominational church, at the Tally Ho Theatre in Leesburg. Now he’s working to bring more dreams to reality.
    Photos Courtesy/Ben Arment, Drew Clyde

    Life dreams on the Leesburg stage
    Wed., Aug. 27 | 06:00 AM - Ten participants will share their dreams Aug. 31 on the Tally Ho stage.
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    Federal report outlines impact of national parks in Virginia
    Thu., Jul. 24 | 12:57 PM - Fewer people visited Virginia's national parks last year and spent less money during those visits, according to a report by the U.S. Department of the Interior.
    Send us your Loudoun photo story
    Tue., Sep. 2 | 03:06 PM - “Mirror Image” is a new feature about you and your photos of Loudoun County
    Va. man on 10,000-mile run for suicide prevention
    Tue., Sep. 2 | 06:00 AM - Following actor Robin Williams' suicide on Aug. 11, Tony Smith said he was moved to help others struggling with similar pains, in a similar way -- by running.
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    Leesburg plans tribute to Loudoun’s African American Civil War veterans
    Fri., Aug. 29 | 03:24 PM - A number of local groups on Sept. 6 will pay tribute to Loudoun's African American Civil War veterans. The event is coordinated by the Loudoun County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, the Black History Committee of the Friends of the Thomas Balch Library and the Mount Zion Cemetery Committee.
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    Drivers should expect delays on Dry Mill Road in Leesburg from Sept. 2-4
    Fri., Aug. 29 | 01:28 PM - Loudoun County drivers should expect delays on Dry Mill Road next week as VDOT crews complete final details of emergency road repairs stemming from heavy rains in June.
    Sterling Muslim community speaks out against ISIS
    Thu., Aug. 28 | 12:12 PM - In the face of persecution, All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling has put itself on the front lines in speaking out against ISIS.
    Find your Epicurience event here
    Thu., Aug. 28 | 09:38 AM - The epic food and wine festival that celebrates award-winning wines and fine cuisine returns to Morven Park and Loudoun County destinations beginning Aug. 29.

    Geoff Lawson takes over as general manager of Leesburg’s National Conference Center and West Belmont Place Event Center. Courtesy Photo

    Geoff Lawson new GM and VP for Leesburg National Conference Center
    Tue., Aug. 26 | 04:49 PM - Geoff Lawson was named the new general manager and vice president for the National Conference Center and West Belmont Place Event Center.

    President Barack Obama hands a signing pen to Jake Miller, brother of the late Gabriella Miller, after Obama signed the Gabriella Miller Kids First Research Act into law in early April. Screenshot/YouTube

    Gabriella’s Smashing Walnuts makes first grant; $100K to brain doctor
    Tue., Aug. 26 | 12:50 PM - The Loudoun-based Smashing Walnuts Foundation, launched to honor the late local youth Gabriella Miller, today made its first grant to help find a cure for childhood cancer.
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    John Foust, the Democratic candidate in this year’s 10th Congressional District election, has been under fire for the past week over his comments questioning whether his opponent, state Del. Barbara Comstock, has “ever had a real job.” Courtesy Photo/Facebook

    Despite ‘real job’ comment, Foust and Democrats to push ‘women’s issues’
    Tue., Aug. 26 | 10:13 AM - Following what many Northern Virginia conservatives are considering a major gaffe from the Democratic candidate in Virginia's 10th Congressional District race, John Foust, Democrats say they're going to continue making women's health care and women's choice a central theme in their campaign.
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    Mickey Edwards tapped for Morven Park speaker series
    Tue., Aug. 26 | 06:00 AM - On Tuesday, Sept. 9, Edwards brings that perspective to Northern Virginia as featured presenter at Morven Park’s annual “Distinguished Voices in Civics” speaker series.

    John Ralph, owner of Quail Run Signs in Hamilton, looks over an yet-to-be-complete project. Times-Mirror Photo/Rick Wasser

    Quail Run Signs of Hamilton provides the best welcome around
    Mon., Aug. 25 | 06:02 AM - John Ralph and his five-person team are the sculptors of some of the most recognizable business and personal signage in Loudoun County.

    The Ave Maria Academy of Ballet recently opened in Old Ashburn at 20722 Ashburn Road. The ballet studio is led by Maria-Monica Koo. Courtesy Photo

    Ave Maria Academy of Ballet opens in Old Ashburn
    Sun., Aug. 24 | 11:35 AM - Bringing classical ballet training for students of all levels, the Ave Maria Academy of Ballet recently opened in Old Ashburn.

    Lexi Graham (left) and Geena May (right) with Beamer the dog, at the ribbon cutting for the new play space at Inova Loudoun Hospital’s pediatric emergency room waiting area. Graham and May led the effort to raise $30,000 in one year to fund the new play space. Times-Mirror/Karen Graham

    Student fundraiser makes big impact at Inova Loudoun
    Fri., Aug. 22 | 07:00 AM - James Madison High School students raise $30,000 to fund new play area in Inova Loudoun's pediatric emergency room waiting area.
    Loudoun’s 2014 Fill-the-Boot kicks off for Muscular Dystrophy
    Fri., Aug. 22 | 06:00 AM - Loudoun County firefighters will once again be busy filling their boots for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
    Loudoun Times-Mirror takes the #ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
    Thu., Aug. 21 | 10:59 AM - The Loudoun Times-Mirror went into our old press room to answer the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge we received from our sister papers, the Fauquier Times and the Prince William Times.
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    Jasmine Adolphe has quickly risen up the ranks in the sport of fencing. The 9-year-old Leesburg girl will compete in the Pan Am Championships this week. Courtesy Photo

    Leesburg girl takes fencing to the hilt
    Wed., Aug. 20 | 11:35 AM - Jasmine Adolphe, it seems, has a favorite word: Amazing. After being selected to perform at the 2014 Youth & Veteran Pan American Fencing Championships – and receiving a Certificate of Recognition from the Town of Leesburg as a result – the 9-year-old prodigy has much to call “amazing.”

    Lansdowne resident Jon Coombs, 42, gets excited as “Food Fighters” host Adam Richman looks on. Coombs will appear on the NBC culinary show on Aug. 26.
    Photo Courtesy/NBC Productions

    Love of children and cooking put Lansdowne vet in national spotlight
    Wed., Aug. 20 | 09:00 AM - On Tuesday, Aug. 26 the nation will be watching as Jon Coombs battles it out on NBC's “Food Fighters.”
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    Simms, Dungy likely not to use ‘Redskins’ on TV
    Tue., Aug. 19 | 06:45 PM - Two influential NFL voices said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise.
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    The late Bunny Mellon’s Upperville estate listed for $70 million
    Tue., Aug. 19 | 03:07 PM - The 2,000-acre Upperville estate that once belonged to Paul and "Bunny" Mellon is listed for $70 million.
    Loudoun Interfaith Relief names new executive director
    Mon., Aug. 18 | 03:49 PM - Loudoun Interfaith Relief, the county's largest food pantry, on Monday named Jennifer Montgomery as its new executive director.

    Kyle Tyler moved to Loudoun County with his son two years ago after his wife lost her battle with cancer. Shortly after, he started training in Muay Thai and has now competed in three fights. - Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    A fresh beginning: Muay Thai part of life change for Sterling man
    Mon., Aug. 18 | 12:29 PM - Kyle Tyler moved to Loudoun County with his son two years ago after his wife lost her battle with cancer. Shortly after, he started training in Muay Thai and has now competed in three fights.
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    Virginia Tech professor Thurmon Lockhart talks about the Slip Simulator at a recent Inova Pediatric and New Adult Rehabilitation Center open house. Times-Mirror/Crystal Owens

    Virginia Tech professor brings Slip Simulator to Inova Lansdowne
    Sat., Aug. 16 | 06:19 AM - Everyone falls. But what if your brain could be re-trained to prevent such an accident? What if, one day, falling is a thing of the past?
    Redskins appeal trademark decision on team name
    Fri., Aug. 15 | 02:23 PM - The Washington Redskins have appealed a decision that stripped the team of trademark protection, the latest legal maneuver in the franchise's attempt to defend its name.
    In Pictures: Gathering of the Butterflies at Oatlands
    Fri., Aug. 15 | 01:43 PM - Times-Mirror Photographer Rick Wasser caught some enchanting shots Aug. 9 at Oatlands' "Gathering of the Butterflies" just south of Leesburg.

    Partygoers at last year’s Roaring 20s party put on by Oatlands and Epicurience Virginia. - Times-Mirror/File Photo

    Fabulous 40s party coming to Oatlands Mansion and grounds
    Fri., Aug. 15 | 09:52 AM - Big band sounds, wine and local cocktails are coming to the Oatland's Mansion and grounds Aug. 30 as part of the Epicurience Virginia wine and food festival.

    A Black Swallowtail was among the species seen by visitors to Oatlands Plantation Aug. 9. Rick Wasser

    Events around the county this August: summer still sizzles
    Thu., Aug. 14 | 04:30 PM - Back to school? Not so fast. August is hot throughout Loudoun.
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