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Santa rides start Sunday.  Are you ready Leesburg?
12/05/2021

Santa rides start Sunday. Are you ready Leesburg?

We see this in Leesburg, too.  Please share this far and wide.
12/03/2021

We see this in Leesburg, too. Please share this far and wide.

WARNING: This is a nationwide issue, please be aware of scam violin players in Rockville and other area shopping centers. These groups are known as buskers. They are illicitly soliciting money through cash AND electronic methods. Make sure to be cautious.

Please share this alert with others. Stay Safe.
#scamviolinplayers #MCPnews

11/30/2021

If you will help me, starting in 2022 I would like to put together a monthly "good neighbor" contest. Here's the help I need:

Nominees: We will be searching high and low in Leesburg (must be a resident of Leesburg) to find private individuals that do good works to support our community - outside the scope of the purpose of their job/business. We are looking for those that do acts/deeds for which they are not compensated. So, for example, someone that runs a local non profit surely does good work, but if they are a paid employee of that non profit, then they would not be eligible.

Sponsors: I'll be looking for local businesses to sponsor a prize each month. (Business must be a Loudoun based business that provides goods and services for residents or businesses in Leesburg).

Votes: I'll take nominees, whittle it down to finalists and then you'll vote.

If you would like to see us doing this, click "yes". We need 100 likes at least to proceed with this plan.

If you own or manage a business that is interested in helping, you can comment here and/or email me at [email protected] (FB messages are often missed, so please don't use that).

Leesburg Holiday Events
11/30/2021
Leesburg Holiday Events

Leesburg Holiday Events

The Town of Leesburg will hold this year's holiday tree lighting ceremony on Town Green beginning at 6:00pm.  Join us for lights, live music, holiday characters and community cheer!  

11/29/2021

Leesburg Police Detectives seek the public's assistance in identifying larceny suspects. If you have relevant information, please contact Detective M. Kadric at 703-771-4500 or [email protected].

If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

Batten down the hatches.
11/26/2021

Batten down the hatches.

Batten down the hatches.

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post
11/26/2021

Photos from Loudoun County Sheriff's Office's post

11/26/2021

We have two families with infant patients in the area who are in need of A Negative platelets. Please consider donating before the holiday and setting up a regular platelet donation throughout the year!

11/26/2021

Heavy Traffic Expected During Thanksgiving Weekend Sales Events

Vehicular and pedestrian traffic is expected to be heavily congested in the area of the Leesburg Premium Outlets, 241 Fort Evans Road, NE, as well as other local shopping centers around the Town of Leesburg, Virginia beginning Friday, November 26, 2021 and lasting throughout the weekend.

Heavy traffic is expected to cause traffic delays as traffic volume will exceed roadway capacity. During times of peak congestion, Leesburg police officers may direct motorists onto less congested secondary routes to ease traffic movement. Electronic signboards will be deployed along the secondary routes (Ft. Evans Road & Potomac Station Drive) to guide motorists toward the main thoroughfares (Routes 7, 15, & 267) via Battlefield Parkway and River Creek Parkway.

Advice to drivers during the heavily attended shopping weekend:
• Remain alert and cautious
• Watch for pedestrians
• Follow police direction
• Remain calm and courteous while driving and parking

Holiday shoppers are also encouraged to lock their vehicles, take valuables with them, and hide any valuables being left in the car to avoid theft.

The Leesburg Police Department will have officers assigned to various locations impacted by the Thanksgiving weekend shopping events. However, shoppers are encouraged to be vigilant and immediately call police to report any suspicious activity. Remember, IF YOU SEE SOMETHING, SAY SOMETHING.

Have you seen Vincent?
11/24/2021

Have you seen Vincent?

UPDATE: The missing person has been located. We thank the public for your assistance.

Original: Leesburg Police Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 58-year-old Vincent Joseph Buono. He was last seen at the Crisis Intervention Team Assessment Center (CITAC) on November 23, 2021.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective C. Hill at 703-771-4523 or at [email protected].

If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

Oh shucks... I'm a few days late sharing this, but it's still worth the share.  YAY for IAD. I have lived on every side ...
11/24/2021

Oh shucks... I'm a few days late sharing this, but it's still worth the share. YAY for IAD.
I have lived on every side of Dulles Airport, never further than what I live right now (in Leesburg).
As a kid, I remember going to the airport to have dinner on Friday nights and then sitting on the observation deck to watch the airplanes take off and land.
My dad was taking flying lessons and on the night of my 6th birthday he took me up in this little plane with them. (My mom was not happy). We flew around and around the revolving beacon there, and it was a little cloudy. Each time the light would hit the clouds outside my window, the cloud lit up in a bright rainbow pattern. I told everyone my dad took me flying in a rainbow for my birthday.
When I was in 3rd grade, I was taking French and had learned about the French Mouse that buys kid's teeth there, instead of the toothfairy. So I wrote a letter asking the Toothfairy if, just once, she could get the French Mouse to come for my tooth. I woke up to 10 Francs under my pillow... I later learned the American Toothfairy money was exchanged for Francs at Dulles Airport.
When the Concord was new, and flying, we would all run out of our homes to see it and marvel at the latest greatest technology. I felt so lucky to live near Dulles, one of the few airports where it flew.
As a young adult I used to lease apartments at Cascades Overlook in (then) Sterling. I remember someone who was looking at the apartments asking me if it was a problem living so close to the airport. I truly had no idea what kind of problem it could be. I remember being so confused by the question. All I could think of was great things about living near the airport. In fact, it was less than $10 for a cab to the airport at that time - cheaper than parking there. The only negative I could think of was how airplanes used to interfere with TV reception. So after a very long minute I finally responded, "Oh. No. We have cable TV here, so the airplanes are not an issue." I am pretty sure she thought I was stupid. But honestly, it's the only negative I could ever think of. I loved being so close to their airport.
I didn't realize how much "white noise" the planes create around here until after 9/11 when planes didn't fly and our skies were silent. It was terrifying to me.
The sound of airplanes? To me, it's the sound of freedom. It's the sound of home. I'm so grateful to live so close to such a great airport.
What about you?

I know a lot of folks travel 15 south regularly. I just saw this post about Evergreen Gas Station and Deli on 15 (it's t...
11/24/2021

I know a lot of folks travel 15 south regularly. I just saw this post about Evergreen Gas Station and Deli on 15 (it's the little country store north of the 7/11 at the 234 intersection, just past the Fire Station if you're going from Leesburg to Haymarket).

This kinda broke my heart....

I know a lot of folks travel 15 south regularly. I just saw this post about Evergreen Gas Station and Deli on 15 (it's the little country store north of the 7/11 at the 234 intersection, just past the Fire Station if you're going from Leesburg to Haymarket).

This kinda broke my heart....

Leesburg Holiday Events
11/24/2021
Leesburg Holiday Events

Leesburg Holiday Events

No big-box shopping here! This show features local and regional artisans selling hand-made items including candles, stained glass, carved wood, jewelry, table linens, and more. Find something for everyone on your shopping list and a little something to brighten your home this season. Admission and p...

Loudoun bourbon lovers camp out overnight for new releases
11/22/2021
Loudoun bourbon lovers camp out overnight for new releases

Loudoun bourbon lovers camp out overnight for new releases

It was a sight right out of Black Friday. Long lines outside stores as people waited for the latest hot release. Only it's a week before Black Friday and this time, it's not concert tickets

11/20/2021

UPDATE: The missing juvenile has been located. We thank the public for your assistance.

Original: Leesburg Police Detectives are asking for the public’s assistance in locating 16-year-old Ashlin Paz. Paz was last seen on November 14, 2021 wearing a sweatsuit and pink croc shoes.

Anyone with any information regarding Paz’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Kadric at 703-771-4500 or at [email protected]. If you wish to remain anonymous please call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Information can also be sent using TIPSUBMIT via text. Text 274637 (CRIMES) and begin your message with LPDTIP.

Have you seen this dog?
11/16/2021

Have you seen this dog?

Have you seen this dog?

Hope your day is off to a great start! By the way, if you find my other Grey glove at Ida Lee, can you ping me and leave...
11/16/2021

Hope your day is off to a great start! By the way, if you find my other Grey glove at Ida Lee, can you ping me and leave it at the rec center or library? I sure would appreciate it!

Sunrise was glorious… though I had an obstructed view. This pic looks so orange but it was bright bubble gum pink! The c...
11/15/2021

Sunrise was glorious… though I had an obstructed view. This pic looks so orange but it was bright bubble gum pink! The colors of the brilliant sky didn’t last long, but the landscape around here does not disappoint.

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11/14/2021

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Update (November 15, 2021) – The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate the circumstances surrounding the November 14 homicide and stabbing at a Leesburg home in the Barclay Woods community.

At this point in the investigation, other than an interaction on Saturday between the suspect and the victim, there has been no further connection made between the suspect, the victims, or the residence.

An LCSO deputy was called to the home in the 40800 block of Newton Place on November 13 after a male, later identified as Melvin H. Wasike, had come to the victim’s residence multiple times and claimed to be looking for someone at the residence.

The LCSO deputy maintained his presence at the residence in case Wasike returned to the home. Wasike once again returned to the area in a vehicle and was subsequently stopped by the deputy. He was identified and questioned by the deputy at that time. At the request of the homeowner, the deputy advised Wasike to leave the property and not return. He left the area. The deputy along with the homeowner checked the perimeter of the home and other security measures to ensure the residence was secure.

During the investigation into the homicide on Sunday, it was learned Wasike had also gone to other homes in that area on Saturday where he was looking for someone who lived in that area.

After authorities served a search warrant at his family’s home in Fairfax County on Sunday afternoon, Wasike called the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Communications Center to turn himself in. The suspect disconnected the call and turned off his phone before providing further details as to his location. The LCSO was able to locate Wasike in a vehicle in the area of Foxden Lane and take him into custody without further incident.

Melvin H. Wasike, 22, of Fairfax was arrested Sunday afternoon on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and breaking and entering while armed with intent to commit murder. Wasike is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

The LCSO continues to investigate the circumstances that led the Wasike to force his way into the home around 4:30 a.m. on November 14 to attack the victims.

The victim was identified as Michael Fadely, 46, of Leesburg. A second victim inside the home, whose name is not being released, was taken to a local hospital and remains in stable condition.

UPDATE (6:10 PM): A Fairfax County man has been charged in the November 14 homicide at a home in the Barclay Woods community near Leesburg.

The suspect, Melvin H Wasike, 22, of Fairfax was arrested this afternoon on charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, and breaking and entering while armed with intent to commit murder.

The victim has been identified as Michael Fadely, 46, of Leesburg. A second victim inside the home, whose name is not being released, was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

The LCSO continues to investigate the circumstances that led the suspect to attack the victims.

Wasike is being held at the Loudoun County Adult Detention Center on no bond.

UPDATE: A suspect identified in connection with this morning’s homicide and stabbing of another resident has been taken into custody in the Leesburg area. More details will be released as they become available.

ORIGINAL
The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide in the 40800 block of Newton Place in the Barclay Woods community south of Leesburg.

Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were called to the home shortly after 4:30 a.m. on November 14 for a reported stabbing inside the home.

Residents in the area can expect an increased law enforcement presence as the investigation continues.

Further details will be released as they become available.

Who knows what park we explored this morning? Hint: It’s in Loudoun but not in Leesburg.
11/14/2021

Who knows what park we explored this morning?
Hint: It’s in Loudoun but not in Leesburg.

Any Hunger Games fans out there?   This morning, I was walking my great pyrenees, named Katniss Maybelline, through Rust...
11/13/2021
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Any Hunger Games fans out there? This morning, I was walking my great pyrenees, named Katniss Maybelline, through Rust Nature Sanctuary and we heard this...

When you’re walking your dog named Katniss, and the Mockingjays are calling

Adopt a cutie pie and you can have an apple pie too!
11/12/2021

Adopt a cutie pie and you can have an apple pie too!

Where are our veterans?We salute you.
11/11/2021

Where are our veterans?
We salute you.

Where are our veterans?
We salute you.

11/06/2021
11/02/2021

Have you voted? Polls open until 7. You have a bit more time if you have not already voted! This election is going to be so close, every vote will matter.

...a message from your health department...
10/27/2021

...a message from your health department...

Get Your COVID-19 Booster Shot Today
Now is the best time for eligible people to get their Moderna, Pfizer or J&J booster shots and for unvaccinated people to get their first dose. Thanksgiving will be here soon and a booster shot now, before the upcoming rush of vaccinations for 5-11 year olds, will provide best protection to safely get together with family and friends. More information is available at https://www.loudoun.gov/Blog.aspx?CID=30

The world is open again and there’s lots to do! Not just for kids, either.
10/27/2021

The world is open again and there’s lots to do! Not just for kids, either.

Go on an adventure this Autumn! There are so many delightful family friendly activities in the DMV this season:

🧡Catch some world-class gymnastics with our own superstar, Simone Biles.
🧡Get a taste for European culture at the Kids Euro Fest.
🧡Time travel to fun at the Renaissance Festival where you and the kids can dress up, dance, laugh and eat all day (or week) long!
🧡Play with puppets or charter your own quest against dragons.

See the full list at washingtonparent.com/go-on-an-adventure-this-autumn

10/24/2021
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has authorized local health districts to begin administering booster doses of th...
10/22/2021
Coronavirus (COVID-19) | Loudoun County, VA - Official Website

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has authorized local health districts to begin administering booster doses of the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for certain individuals as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and authorized by the Food and Drug Administration. There are now booster recommendations for all three available COVID-19 vaccines in the United States.

In addition, the CDC and VDH have approved a “mix and match” approach to boosters, allowing people to receive a different brand of vaccine for the booster dose than what they received in their initial vaccine series. For example, someone who received the one-dose J&J vaccine could receive either the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine as a booster.

Beginning Saturday, October 23, 2021, Loudoun County will begin offering booster doses of the Moderna and J&J vaccines to the recommended groups, in addition to the previously approved Pfizer vaccine booster, at its Dulles Town Center clinic by appointment only.

“Boosters doses will provide added protection to recommended groups who are fully vaccinated, but it remains critical that unvaccinated people also get their first doses as soon as possible,” said Loudoun County Health Director Dr. David Goodfriend. “Loudoun County continues to have substantial transmission of the virus in our community, which can be slowed by getting even more people vaccinated.”

To date, more than 543,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been given in Loudoun County, and more than 263,000 are fully vaccinated. Additionally, more than 14,000 booster and third doses have been provided so far.

Who Can Get Booster Shots Now

J&J: Anyone who received the J&J vaccine can receive a booster dose of any of the three vaccine types at least two months following their initial vaccination.

Moderna and Pfizer: Anyone who received their initial two-dose series of Moderna or Pfizer vaccine at least six months (180 days) ago is eligible for a booster dose of any of the three types of vaccine if they are in any the groups approved by the CDC and authorized by VDH, which are:

People 65 years and older.
Residents of long-term care facilities.
People 18-64 years old with underlying medical conditions.
People 18-64 years old who are at increased risk for COVID-19 exposure and transmission because of occupational or institutional settings, such as, but not limited to, health care workers and caregivers for frail or immunocompromised people
Residents seeking a vaccine booster are not required to offer any proof of risk.

In addition to boosters, Loudoun County continues to offer vaccination appointments to:

Residents who are 12 and older and have not yet received their first and/or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Residents who are moderately and severely immunocompromised individuals and are recommended by the CDC for a third dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine.
Vaccines for Children Ages 5-11

Right now, COVID-19 vaccination for children under 12 years is not yet authorized. The Loudoun County Health Department is planning for the expected approval of the use of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5–11 years old. The necessary federal approvals for vaccinating this group of children are expected by early November.

How to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine

To make an appointment online for a COVID-19 vaccine at the county’s Dulles Town Center site, visit loudoun.gov/covid19vaccine. Flu vaccine is not available at the Dulles Town Center clinic. Anyone without internet access or who needs assistance making an appointment can call the county information line at 703-737-8300 weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

In addition, COVID-19 vaccine is widely available in the community from many providers, such as medical offices and pharmacies including, but not limited to, CVS, Giant Food, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Walgreens, Walmart and Wegmans. These locations have the benefit of being able to also provide flu vaccine at the same time, which is recommended by the health department. Visit vaccines.gov to find a vaccination site near you.

Know When You’re Eligible for a Booster Dose

With the CDC guidance calling for booster doses to be administered at least six months (180 days) after the second dose of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines and two months after the J&J vaccine, it’s important that people know when they completed their initial series so that they can appropriately time a booster.

You can find the date you completed the initial series on your vaccination card. If you received that dose in Virginia and have misplaced the card, you can find the date by searching for your vaccine record online. If you need assistance over the phone, call 877-VAX-IN-VA (877-829-4682). Assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The Virginia Department of Health has added a scannable QR code to vaccination records. The technology allows anyone vaccinated in Virginia to show proof of vaccination with a digital or printed QR code instead of a paper card. If you have moved to Loudoun from another state since receiving your second dose of Pfizer or Moderna or dose of J&J, you should check with the health department for your previous jurisdiction for your vaccination record.

Stay Informed About COVID-19

For additional information about COVID-19 and to sign up for COVID-19 text and email updates from Loudoun County, visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus.

Anyone with questions about COVID-19 vaccine may call the Health Department's information line at 703-737-8300, or send an email to the Health Department.

Find information about respiratory illness caused by novel coronavirus disease COVID-19.

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