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Sewing and Quilt Expo

The Sewing and Quilt Expo will be held this weekend at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly. It opens Thursday and will continue until Saturday, 10:00-6:00. There will be more than 150 booths on all things craft related as well as trunk shows, how-to's, classes, and workshops. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children 12 and younger. For more info go to www.sewingexpo.com.

Pink Streaks in Support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month: October 1-31

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

So Lofty Salon & Wellness Center in Vienna is offering

PINK HIGHLIGHTS

for just $10 each. No appointment necessary.

Document Shredding Event Scheduled for October 2, 2010

Free Servie Offered to Leesburg Area Residents

King Street Coffee Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Scheduled for Friday, October 1, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 5:30 pm, on Friday, October 1, 2010, Town of Leesburg officials will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony for King Street Coffee, located at 110 South King Street in historic downtown Leesburg.  Mayor Umstattd will be officiating.

King Street Coffee is located at the corner of South King Street and Royal Street SE, one block from the W&OD Trail, with an adjacent parking lot in the rear. Their menu features locally roasted beans as well as brewed coffee, favorite espresso drinks, gourmet tea, other iced cold beverages and freshly baked treats.  Visitors can linger in the indoor seating area or enjoy the front porch or garden seating.

Owner Kimberly Nevin and her husband Tom recently relocated to Loudoun County, bringing with them years of experience in the hospitality industry.

REHAU Polymer Solutions Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 5:00 pm, on Thursday, September 30, 2010, REHAU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Polymer Solutions Center, which will be located on the campus of their North American headquarters at 1501 Edwards Ferry Road NE in Leesburg.

“As the North American market continues to be focused toward sustainable building practices that deliver on energy efficiency, ecologically-minded material use and renewable energy sourcing, we are committed to helping our customers, partners and community members understand how best to proceed in this regard,” said Dr. Kathleen Saylor, chief executive officer for REHAU North America. “As part of this goal, we have designed the REHAU Polymer Solutions Center as a structure in which all of our sustainable building technologies can be seen ‘in action’, operating in an integrated fashion as harmonious, whole-building solutions.”

Larceny in Leesburg

According to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office, a deputy responded to a Subway restaurant for a report of a larceny on Monday, September 27. The deputy located four subjects matching the description given during a lookout and all four of the subjects were all indentified as juveniles from Leesburg. One of the juveniles, a 14-year-old, was identified as being involved in the theft of a small amount of money from a tip jar in the restaurant located on the 19300 block of Promenade Drive. The restaurant declined to pursue charges. However, all four subjects were issued trespass forms for the restaurant.

 

Area Residents Lose Money In Advance Fee Scam

LEESBURG, Va., (WUSA) -- Law enforcement in Leesburg is warning residents not to cash the check.

The community has been recently hit with a rash of secret shopper scams.

Crooks mail out fake checks.  You deposit it into your account.   But days later, the bank notifies you that the check is no good.  And, you're on the hook to replace the cash.

This advance-fee fraud usually starts when a person responds to an advertisement to work as a secret shopper. 

Advertisements for this type of work can be found websites such as Craig's List, monster.com as well as in local newspapers. 

It usually works like this, after responding to ad, the person is mailed  via FedEx or UPS a check that they are asked to cash.   Once the check is cashed, they're directed to use a local Western Union or Money Gram location to forward the majority of the money to a third party at a U.S. location.