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SCC Poland Road power line hearings in Loudoun this week

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) has scheduled hearings in Loudoun County Oct. 27 and 29 regarding an application by Dominion Virginia Power for the proposed Poland Road transmission line project.

Middleburg Film Festival and Salamander Resort founder Sheila Johnson and actress Meg Ryan at the festival Friday. Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

MULTIMEDIA: ‘Spotlight,’ ‘Harry & Snowman’ take Middleburg Film Fest honors

By nearly all accounts, the third year was the best yet for Sheila Johnson, Susan Koch and the Middleburg Film Festival.

The Virginia Wine Summit is coming to Loudoun County in 2016

The Virginia Wine Summit, an annual gathering of wine and restaurant professionals, industry insiders and local food advocates, will come to Loudoun County for the first time in 2016.

Popcorn Monkey owners Deltone Moore and his wife Mickey at their Middleburg gourmet popcorn shop. Times-Mirror Photo

In Middleburg, monkey’n around with gourmet popcorn

Deltone "Tone" Moore was at the circus riding an elephant with his daughter when he was inspired for the name of his popcorn business. When Popcorn Elephant wasn't quite right, Popcorn Monkey was born.

50 West Vineyards is located off Route 50 just outside Aldie’s old village. Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

5 things to know about Loudoun’s newest winery: 50 West Vineyards

Several hundred sippers turned out to Loudoun County's newest winery on a flawless fall afternoon Saturday.

Cardamon Vineyards in Loudoun County. Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

Another well-deserved record year for Virginia Wine

In what's becoming an annual tradition, Virginia's governor announced the record year in late September, just ahead of Virginia Wine Month in October.

Rachel McAdams, Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo star in “Spotlight”, kicking off opening night at Middleburg Film Festival. Courtesy/YouTube

Middleburg Film Festival unveils full slate; Meg Ryan to attend

With 23 narrative, foreign and documentary films planned, the festival's organizers have a full plate for its attendees. Middleburg Film Festival opens that Thursday with Tom McCarthy’s “Spotlight”.

Times-Mirror Photo/Trevor Baratko

Loudoun candidates address voters at Leesburg forum—Higgins and Buffington absent

Four of the six candidates in the Blue Ridge, Catoctin and Leesburg districts for Loudoun's Board of Supervisors took audience questions on developer relationships, Metro and education funding.

Wild Hare cidery owner Jay Clement pours some product at his operation in Bluemont. Times-Mirror Photo/Jay Clement

Sipping through Loudoun County’s cider trail

In the past year, Loudoun has welcomed three cideries to the area – Corcoran Vineyards and Cider in Waterford, Wild Hare Hard Cider in Bluemont and Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery in Middleburg.

Danica Patrick listens to Foxcroft students talk about their STEM program. Fauquier Times Photo/Randy Litzinger

Danica Patrick addresses students at Foxcroft

History’s best female racecar driver, Danica Patrick, was welcomed to the Foxcroft campus in Middleburg with screams and cheers from hundreds of young girls on Thursday.

Cate Blanchett co-stars in “Carol,” hitting theaters in November. Courtesy Photo/YouTube

Middleburg Film Festival to honor composer Carter Burwell; teases two films

As time crawls dangerously close -- less than two months away from the Oct. 22 opening night -- for one of Loudoun’s glitziest affairs, it’s about time we got a teaser, and the festival delivered.

Courtesy Photo/Middleburg Community Charter School

Middleburg charter school falls short of state accreditation

LCPS officials and the school’s new principal and chairman of its board of directors discussed the necessary steps to improve the school’s status in a meeting on Tuesday.

Aldie woman receives mysterious ‘911’ call

A woman in the 42500 block of Offenham Terrace in Aldie received a suspicious “911” call on her phone Aug. 18 between 10:11 a.m. and 11:18 a.m., according to a release from the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office.

“Most Likely to Succeed” is an official selection of the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival and has been called one of “the best edu-documentaries ever produced” by Education Week.

Foxcroft School presents “Most Likely to Succeed” screening

Foxcroft School will present a public screening of “Most Likely to Succeed,” a thought-provoking documentary on education in the 21st century, on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at the Middleburg Community Center.

The $70 million estate of Rachel “Bunny” Mellon in Upperville. Courtesy Photo

Report: Mellon estate Realtor would break Upperville property into parcels

According to New York Social Diary, Washington Fine Properties is considering parceling off the land to neighbors and other interested buyers who want some, but not all, of the opulent Mellon land.
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