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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Cobb Theatres in Village at Leesburg Scheduled for Monday, September 27

Alabama-based entertainment company anticipates Summer 2011 opening

Runner's Galore!

Being that it is now Fall, it's time for many communities and organizations holding Runs. There are quite a few going on in the next few months around the area and here are some links to them.

Get out there, get involved, get healthy and run for some fantastic causes!

http://www.active.com/running/haymarket-va/iron-aiden-5k-2010-kx305

http://www.active.com/running/reston-va/the-perfect-10-10-miler-and-10k-2010

http://www.susco8k.com/

http://www.heritagehalfmarathon.com/

http://www.active.com/running/stone-ridge-va/stone-ridge-5k-run-for-education-and-kids-fun-run-2010

Leesburg Business Incubator Gains County Support

Loudoun County pledges $100,000 over three years to help underwrite operational costs for new Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg

Stink Bugs: Invaders from The North

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WUSA) --  They're here, especially those suburbs north of Washington closer to Pennsylvania.  I'm talking about 'Stink Bugs'. 

First noticed in the Allentown, Pennsylvania region in the late 1990s, these Asian natives probably hitched a ride on a shipping container.   They have been spreading out ever since and their numbers are also increasing. 

Web Link: Dr. Raupp's Bug Of The Week

University of Maryland Entomologist Mike Raupp has been tracking these pesky bugs.  They've been eating crops and even some trees bark.  There is very little they won't eat except for people and animals.  Also, they have no natural predators in North America, so their growth has gone unchecked.

When the weather turns cold, they'll start coming indoors and that could mean an infestation of 'Stink Bugs' in your home.

How to save your breasts and your wallet by October 2nd!

Insurance companies state that they are willing to pay 100% of a "screening mammogram", but not for the “I think we found something”; what the @#!$ does that mean?  In my case, I felt a lump, and made the mistake of mentioning it to the technician during my mammogram.  Should I have mentioned the lump, or should have I played dumb?  Well, mentioning the lump cost me $600, and that is with my health insurance coverage (part of that was the “you need to come back because I think we found something” factor).  So two mammograms, $600 out of my pocket, two missed days of work, 4 weeks of no good sleep (because I could not get an appointment any earlier), and a potential ulcer from all the stress….it was normal!  Was it worth it?  Could I have done things differently? Well…. 

Hail from Seemingly Sunny Skies

In Leesburg, it's forecast to be very warm and partly cloudy today. And it has been . . . all day.

But this afternoon, the weather took about an abrupt about-face. Within about ten minutes, the skies went from blue to gray to hailing. Strong winds blew, and hail—big pieces of hail—flew from both directions, pinging loudly on windows and roofs.

And now, the skies are clearing. Hopefully, our blue skies will be back before we know it.

Blackthorne Inn presents Halfway to St. Patty's Day

Blackthorne Inn & Restaurant/ Wolfe Tone's Pub is a hidden Irish treasure on the outskirts of Middleburg. This place is family owned by an Irish family, and you can definitely feel the ambiance when you walk in the door. This has been my husband's favorite place for years, but it truly showed it's greatness when we went last Friday.