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Will you be there?
07/03/2021
4th of July Celebration

Will you be there?

Start the holiday by showing your patriotic spirit at the annual Independence Day Parade, held through Historic Downtown Leesburg beginning at 10:00 am. The parade will start at Ida Lee Park, travel down King Street and conclude at Fairfax Street. Put on your patriotic best and join your friends and...

07/03/2021

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Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office
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Loudoun County, VA (July 3, 2021) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, July 3, 2021. The sobriety checkpoint will begin shortly after 10:00 p.m.

“Our goal is to ensure the roads are safe for all motorists,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman. “The checkpoints are designed to discourage impaired driving and we are asking drivers to make the smart choice, don’t drink and drive,” Chapman added.

Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

If you already have a turtle as a pet, you’re supposed to register them.
07/02/2021
Ban on pet box turtles takes effect in Virginia - Virginia Mercury

If you already have a turtle as a pet, you’re supposed to register them.

Generations of Virginians have taken box turtles from forests and yards to keep as pets. As of today, that’s illegal. Experts say the docile, colorful turtles are in decline, and new state regulations taking effect ban turning them into pets. The rules also impose tough restrictions on keeping com...

New laws today!
07/01/2021

New laws today!

Effective Today:
The VA Legislature passed House Bill 2262, which requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane of travel is not wide enough for the overtaking motor vehicle to pass at least three feet to the left of the overtaken vehicle. The bill also removes the limitations on riding bicycles and certain other vehicles two abreast.

06/24/2021

I’m Vicky, and I #LovePurcellville too!

06/21/2021

Friends... taking a poll... if you have trash service pick up at your home, how frequent are pick ups and who manages the trash contract (ie. homeowners, town/city/county, neighborhood HOA - and if so, tell us what HOA, etc.)

06/21/2021

Whats your best #PrimeDayScore ?

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2021 JUNE 19 @ Ida Lee Park
06/16/2021
Juneteenth Celebration

JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION 2021 JUNE 19 @ Ida Lee Park

 The “BURG” Family Reunion Club is pleased to announce their first-ever Juneteenth Celebration 2021. This Celebration will take place on Saturday, June 19, 2021 and will be held at Ida Lee Park, 60 Ida Lee Dr. NW, Leesburg, VA 20176. The Celebration will start at 12 Noon and end at 6:00 PM. The...

Yay!!! We love the fair!
06/14/2021
2021 Loudoun County Fair

Yay!!! We love the fair!

LFA and the Loudoun County Fair are making preparations for the 2021 LoCo Fair stay tuned for more information. Thank You to All Who Bid in Our Virtual Auction! How to Bid in 2021 Everyone at the Loudoun County Fair would like to extend our appreciation to all of our wonderful sponsors! Giant Food V...

Several community events offering COVID-19 vaccine to members of the public are scheduled in Loudoun County over the nex...
06/10/2021
COVID-19 Vaccine Community Events | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

Several community events offering COVID-19 vaccine to members of the public are scheduled in Loudoun County over the next several weeks. Vaccinations are free of charge for everyone regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

The vaccination events are intended to increase access to COVID-19 vaccine by providing more opportunities in various locations throughout the county. The events will offer the 2-dose Pfizer vaccine to anyone 12 and older.

The vaccination events are open to anyone on a first-come, first-served basis as long as vaccine supplies last; however, appointments are also available through pre-registration.

The schedule of community vaccination events and optional pre-registration information is posted at loudoun.gov/vaccineevents.

The schedule of first-dose events is as follows:

June 2021
Leesburg: Sunday, June 13, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Leesburg Elementary School, 323 Plaza Street NE, Leesburg.
Sterling: Sunday, June 27, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Rolling Ridge Elementary School, 500 E. Frederick Drive, Sterling.
July 2021
Lovettsville: Saturday, July 10, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Lovettsville Elementary, 49 S. Loudoun Street, Lovettsville.

Sterling: Sunday, July 11, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Meadowland Elementary School, 729 Sugarland Run, Sterling.
August 2021
Bluemont: Saturday, August 7, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Bluemont Community Center, 33846 Snickersville Turnpike, Bluemont.
Additional COVID-19 vaccination events may be scheduled this summer. The dates, times and locations will be posted at loudoun.gov/vaccineevents.

Learn more about testing for COVID-19.

Oh no! Anyone know these dogs?
06/09/2021

Oh no! Anyone know these dogs?

Oh no! Anyone know these dogs?

Amazon’s Sidewalk Bridge is now in effect. Are you a fan?
06/09/2021
What Is Amazon Sidewalk and How Do You Disable It?

Amazon’s Sidewalk Bridge is now in effect. Are you a fan?

On June 8, Amazon will automatically activate a network sharing feature for most of the devices it sells. Here's why you may not want it, and how to opt out of Amazon Sidewalk.

Be Bear Smart!
06/05/2021

Be Bear Smart!

We have received reports of abnormal bear activity today in the area around Westpark Golf Course in Leesburg, in between Woodburn Rd and Hawling Place, and last night on Foxfield Lane. Bears are typically shy around humans, however, one or more bears have been unusually brazen, and this morning, behaved aggressively towards a leashed dog. This is extremely unusual and could be due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, nearby cubs, disease, or being fed by humans.

We are asking our community to be bear smart while we work with our colleagues at the Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources to work on this situation and keep everyone safe.

In the meantime:
-If you see a bear, please give them as much distance as possible.
-If a bear approaches you, make loud noises, and appear "big" by waving your arms and stomping your feet. If you are at home, bang pots and pans.
-Take down your birdfeeders. Birdseed is a bear favorite, and this time of year, our wild feathered friends have many food sources to choose from.
-Make sure trash and grills are secured in bear traffic areas. This may mean putting them in your garage overnight.
-Make sure your pets are vaccinated for rabies, in the event that they encounter a wild animal who may carry the disease.
-NEVER feed a bear. A bear who becomes accustomed to humans providing a food source develops unsafe behaviors, and is not compatible with suburban life.

If you see a bear actively approaching you or your pets, not running away when you make loud noises, or acting aggressively, please call Loudoun County Animal Services at 703-777-0406 immediately.

(Photo of Senior Officer Henry, assisting a baby black bear who was stuck in 2018).

Awww... a little PSA to help our turtle friends.
06/01/2021

Awww... a little PSA to help our turtle friends.

05/30/2021

Loudoun County, VA (May 30, 2021) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting outside of a restaurant in Sterling.

Around 11:15 p.m. on May 29, LCSO Deputies responded to Tommy’s Place II, located in the 150 block of Enterprise Street, where a subject had fired a round towards an employee at the restaurant and struck a window. An armed security guard then discharged his firearm multiple times at the subject’s vehicle as he fled the scene.

The subject had reportedly been told to leave the restaurant by an employee. The subject had threatened the employee as he was leaving, and the shooting occurred a short time later.

A customer inside the restaurant received minor injuries during the incident.

The suspect was described as a Hispanic male, 5’5” tall, 195 pounds, and was wearing a black shirt. He left the area in a black Toyota Tundra.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Detectives are working to locate the subject involved in the shooting. Anyone with any information is asked to contact Detective S. Coderre of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-1021. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The Loudoun Sheriff app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

05/29/2021

Loudoun County, VA (May 29, 2021) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office will conduct a sobriety checkpoint on Saturday, May 29, 2021. The sobriety checkpoint will begin shortly after 10:30 p.m.

“The sobriety checkpoint is a reminder to residents to make the smart choice, don’t drink and drive,” said Loudoun County Sheriff Mike Chapman.

Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Auxiliary Unit and volunteers from the Loudoun Chapter of MADD will assist with the checkpoint.

Headline: Naked Faces Encouraged At County Buildings Starting Tomorrow!#TakeItOffBeginning Friday, May 28, 2021, Loudoun...
05/27/2021
County Closures & Operating Status | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

Headline:
Naked Faces Encouraged At County Buildings Starting Tomorrow!

#TakeItOff

Beginning Friday, May 28, 2021, Loudoun County will implement Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79, which lifts all remaining capacity limits for gatherings and social distancing requirements in previous executive orders that have been in place in county government facilities as part of the efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Earlier this month, Governor Northam lifted the state’s universal indoor mask mandate in line with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. As a result, Loudoun County generally no longer requires face masks to be worn by employees and members of the public who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and working in or visiting county facilities.

There are exceptions. Face masks are still required in public transit settings, such as Loudoun County Transit buses; health care facilities, such as the county’s Dulles Town Center COVID-19 vaccination site; detention facilities and congregate care settings. Also, anyone participating in a jury trial at the Loudoun County Courthouse may be required to wear a face mask until further notice. And the public should follow any mask requirements by private entities, such as grocery stores and restaurants.

Anyone who is not vaccinated—including children ages 5 to 11—should wear a face covering in all public settings in accordance with Virginia Governor Ralph Northam’s Executive Order 79 and take precautions in accordance with CDC guidance for unvaccinated people. Additionally, the Virginia Department of Health still recommends that people who are not fully vaccinated continue to practice physical distancing.

Anyone 12 and older who is not vaccinated is encouraged to make an appointment to receive a free COVID-19 vaccine. For more information and to schedule a vaccine with the Loudoun County Health Department, visit loudoun.gov/COVID19vaccine or call 703-737-8300.

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, Loudoun County government will continue to adjust service delivery and the operational status of county government departments, including those with public front counters. The latest operational information for the county government may be found on the Loudoun County government website at loudoun.gov/status.

View county closures and operating status due to COVID-19.

Loudoun County has sold $156.6 million in general obligation (GO) bonds at a favorable interest rate of 1.46%. The count...
05/27/2021
Road to AAA Status | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

Loudoun County has sold $156.6 million in general obligation (GO) bonds at a favorable interest rate of 1.46%. The county received $21.2 million in premium, which was accepted and will be used for Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) projects to reduce a future issuance. Eight bidders submitted offers for the county’s bonds. Morgan Stanley & Co, LLC offered the bid with the lowest interest rate, which the county accepted.

Proceeds from the GO bond sale will be used to finance the following capital projects:

County Government
Animal Services Facility
Braddock Road, Segment 1B Whitman Farm to Paul VI Entrance
Crosstrail Boulevard
Fire and Rescue Basic Training Facility
Hal & Berni Hanson Park
Loudoun County Parkway Widening (Ryan Road to Shellhorn Road)
Leesburg South Fire Station (Station #28)
Lucketts Volunteer Fire Station Replacement
Route 9/ Route 287 Roundabout
Sterling Community Center Renovation
LCPS
Douglass School Renewal
ES-23 Dulles North Elementary School
ES-29 Dulles South Elementary School
LCPS Facility Renewals and Alterations
Lightridge High School
North Star School Renovations (Formerly CS Monroe Technology Center)
MS-14 Dulles North Middle School
School Security Improvements
Additionally, the county has sold through the Economic Development Authority $56.5 million of tax-exempt public facility revenue bonds with a true interest cost of 1.54%, and $18.3 million of taxable public facility revenue bonds with a true interest cost of 1.27% for a total amount of $74.8 million. The county received $10 million of premium which was used to downsize the par amount of the bonds. Eight bidders submitted offers for the tax-exempt bonds. KeyBanc Capital Markets offered the bid with the lowest interest rate, which the county accepted. Six bidders submitted offers for the taxable bonds. BNYMellon Capital Markets offered the bid with the lowest interest rate, which the county accepted.

Proceeds from the EDA bond sale will be used to finance the following capital projects:

County Government
Consolidated Shops and Warehouse
County Government Center Renovations
Courts Complex Phase 3
Fire and Rescue Storage Facilities
Landfill Reclamation
Soccer Facilities at Bolen Park (County and DC Soccer Management, LLC portions)
LCPS
Broadband Infrastructure (LCPS)
MS-14 Land Acquisition
School Bus Acquisition and Replacement
The county also refunded the Series 2011A Industrial Development Authority Public Facility Lease Revenue Bonds which achieved budgetary savings of $5.35 million over the remaining life of the loan and 22% present value savings.

Last week, the nation’s top bond rating agencies reaffirmed the county’s triple-A rating on its general obligation bonds, and the high AA+ and Aa1 rating (AA+ by Fitch and S&P Global and Aa1 by Moody’s) on its appropriation-backed bonds through the EDA. The ratings agencies noted the county’s strong operating performance and sound reserves, sizable and diverse tax base and moderate long-term liability burden. Loudoun County has held the Aaa rating from Moody’s since 2004, and AAA from Fitch Ratings and S&P Global since 2005. A high bond rating helps the county achieve the best possible interest rates to finance capital projects, saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

More information on Loudoun County finances and the county’s triple-A bond rating is online at loudoun.gov/BondRatings.

Information on Loudoun County's bond ratings status

LCSO needs your help
05/27/2021

LCSO needs your help

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an early morning armed robbery of an Ashburn convenience store.

Shortly before 1 a.m. on May 27, the unknown suspect entered the 7-Eleven in the 20600 block of Ashburn Road. Inside the store the suspect approached the counter and asked to purchase ci******es. The suspect then brandished a firearm and demanded cash. The suspect fled the store with a small amount of cash. There were no injuries reported.

The suspect was described as a white male, 6’ tall, 180-200 pounds, with short brown hair and was wearing a medical mask. He was further described as wearing a dark-colored baseball hat, a green hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, and black shoes.

If you have any information regarding this case, please contact Detective R. Reed at 703-777-1021. You may also submit a tip through the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office app. The Loudoun Sheriff app is available on the iTunes App Store and Google Play.

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