It was invigorating to watch Leesburg residents engage with their governing body earlier this month as they pushed for a more vibrant, business-friendly downtown.
The ripple effects of Gov. Ralph Northam's blackface scandal and ensuing problems for Attorney General Mark Herring and Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax flowed across the commonwealth and into our region over the past 10 days.
With five stars and another Best Picture title under their belts, Sheila Johnson, Salamander Resort and Middleburg Film Festival orchestrators have had plenty of reasons to smile in the past two weeks.