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    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.
    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.
    Find your Epicurience event here
    Wed., Aug. 20 | 10:45 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.
    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.
    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.

    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.
    Gay marriages could begin by next week in Va.
    Thu., Aug. 14 | 03:57 PM - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Same-sex couples could begin marrying as early as next week in Virginia after a federal appeals court refused Wednesday to delay its ruling that struck down the state's gay marriage ban.

    Mighty Mike’s owner, Michael Schawalder, interacts with regulars at the counter. Anna Harris

    Generosity with a side of fries
    Thu., Aug. 14 | 07:03 AM - At Mighty Mike's, lend-a-hand is on the menu.
    Report: Loudoun County driving the region’s economy
    Wed., Aug. 13 | 02:35 PM - With the Northern Virginia economy “stuck in neutral,” Loudoun County is driving economic growth for the region, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

    Nicole Belanus was one of four acts to perform Monday night at the Wine Kitchen in Leesburg, which was hosting a “Basket House” music show. Times-Mirror Photo/Ed Felker

    Local artists lure a crowd at Wine Kitchen’s ‘Basket House’
    Tue., Aug. 12 | 11:58 AM - Dylan didn't show up, but it was still one hell of a show.

    The view from Hillsborough Vineyards, just outside the Town of Hillsboro in western Loudoun. Courtesy Photo/Instagram, Trevor Baratko

    Movato: Loudoun the best county in the nation
    Mon., Aug. 11 | 01:39 PM - “This is one of those instances where the winner was a pretty obvious one,” blogger Laura Allen wrote.

    Owner Angel Mirand stands in front of Windy City’s Leesburg location on South King Street in Leesburg.
    Photo Courtesy/Facebook

    A taste of Chicago in the ‘burg
    Sat., Aug. 9 | 07:00 AM - Windy City Red Hots has been serving up delectable dogs in Loudoun for six years
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    Extreme Journey campers reenact an army march out of North Woods. Courtesy Photo

    Extreme Journey Summer Camp finishes its third session in Loudoun
    Thu., Aug. 7 | 02:37 PM - History, leadership, and film-making were the focus of the Extreme Journey Camp that finished its third session in Loudoun County last Friday.

    The Olmstead family runs the Partisan Cafe at the Purcellville Community Market. PHOTO COURTESY/ OLMSTEAD FAMILY

    Purcellville Farmer’s Market offers more than just fresh produce
    Thu., Aug. 7 | 12:08 PM - Recently, market organizers have become more creative in drawing people in by adding live music, local artists and authors, all with the idea of creating a gathering center for the community.
    Silver Line selfie: From Leesburg to Nats Park
    Wed., Aug. 6 | 02:37 PM - Over all, the one-way experience was a delight.

    The Fixx take the Tally Ho stage at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7.Courtesy Photo

    One request leads to another: The Fixx turns over their set list to fans
    Wed., Aug. 6 | 11:00 AM - The Fixx take Leesburg's Tally Ho stage at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 7.
    Wine Wednesday: Blend with the best Aug. 30 at Epicurience
    Wed., Aug. 6 | 04:14 AM - Join me at Epicurience Virginia's inaugural Ultimate Winemaker Experience and Speed Blending Competition Aug. 30
    New study shows true cost of getting a speeding ticket
    Tue., Aug. 5 | 08:37 AM - A new online study shows that after factoring in the costs of increased insurance premiums, the true cost of getting a speeding ticket in Virginia comes out to nearly 2.4 times more than the cost of the actual ticket.
    Name the new Loudoun County park in Sterling
    Mon., Aug. 4 | 10:25 AM - The Board of Supervisors has directed the Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Services to initiate the public participation process to name the new 7.7-acre park located off Century Boulevard in Sterling.
    Sycolin Road in Leesburg to reopen Aug. 12
    Thu., Jul. 31 | 01:59 PM - After more than a year of construction, Sycolin Road will reopen to traffic at noon on Aug. 12.
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    Joining hands for peace (left to right):  Rabbi Michael Ragozin (Congregation Sha’are Shalom), Ritzwan Jaka (ADAMS), Priscilla Martinez (ADAMS), Rabbi Linda Joseph (Beth Chaverim), Hidayah Jaka (ADAMS), Syed Alam (ADAMS), and Ray Daffner (Beth Chaverim)Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    Unity in conflict: Loudoun Jewish and Muslim communities hold peace vigil
    Thu., Jul. 31 | 01:53 PM - Jews and Muslims in Loudoun County joined together Wednesday, July 30 for prayer and reflection on the conflict between Israel and Gaza in a Vigil for Peace at the shared building of Beth Chaverim Reform Congregation and All Dulles Area Muslim Society.

    Sparky leaps over an obstacle in a straight course competition with the guidance of his handler. Courtesy Photo

    Hopping toward victory at Loudoun County Fair
    Wed., Jul. 30 | 12:00 PM - It's a straight shot. One rabbit with a few jumps to make. Fastest time with the fewest faults wins. For Sparky, a 3-year-old lionhed buck, the 2014 Loudoun County Fair Rabbit Hopping Competition on July 23 meant victory.
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