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Leesburg Boy, Nick Bart, Shines at Regional Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

Leesburg Boy, Nick Bart, Shines at Regional Punt, Pass & Kick Competition

From the Town of Leesburg – Nicholas Barts, a nine-year-old from Leesburg, recently placed second in the Washington Redskins Team Championship Punt, Pass & Kick competition.  

The NFL’s Punt, Pass & Kick (PPK) program is a national skills competition for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 15 to compete individually against their peers.  Competitors begin at a local school or community event.  The top finisher from each local competition advances to the Sectional level.  At the Sectional level, only the top four finishers from the entire pool of Sectional competitions for each Team Championship advance to the Team Championship level. Every NFL team hosts a Team Championship competition, with the top four finishers from all Team Championships across the country moving onto the National Finals.  

Video Demonstration: How To Make the Perfect Snowball

Much of Northern Virginia is experiencing its first real snow of the season. One-to-three inches are expected in Loudoun County today, and Loudoun County Public Schools closed two hours early.

Not surprisingly, children all over the county have taken to their driveways and neighborhoods for a little snowball making, sledding, and cold weather fun. Leesburg residents, Jake and Morgan Macdonald, thought readers might appreciate a little "how to" instruction for perfect snowballs. As you can see from their video demonstration, they have a handy-dandy gadget that makes the job just a bit easier. If you'd like your own snowball making gadget, click here to purchase one for just $7.99 from Amazon.com.

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Holidays 2010 – ‘Tis the Season to Grow

Year-end holiday stress on top of double-digit unemployment and an economy that threatens to relapse into recession has left many Americans feeling utterly helpless and hopeless.  This makes winter 2010 a perfect season for personal growth. 

We all experience key moments in both our personal and professional lives.  I define a ‘key moment’ as a triggering event or situation which presents a challenge and elicits (or demands) a response.  The important thing is not so much the moment itself, but how we respond to it.  

Because when a key moment occurs, we make an important choice to make.  Consciously or unconsciously, we will choose how we will respond.  In large measure, the quality of our lives, our happiness, and our personal effectiveness are determined by that response and how we handle the challenge of a key moment.  

Wiki Leaks and Whistleblowers: Why Private Information Goes Public

Ask an average person to name a whistleblower and they’re likely to think of ‘private citizens’ like Erin Brokovich, Karen Silkwood, and Jeffrey Wigand or journalists like Carl Berstein and Bob Woodward.  These red, white and blue American whistleblowers have been portrayed in Academy Award-winning movies as admirable people who had the courage to reveal wrongdoing in workplaces and government agencies in a spirit of justice.  

But are there other motivations that drive people to release sensitive documents and information that bring down companies and governments?  I believe the answer is yes.  Fame is certainly a motivator...and so is vengeance.  Employers in the private and public sectors that stubbornly refuse to acknowledge the link between employee engagement and corporate security are likely to find themselves the victims of leaks. 

Scores Gather to Support INMED’s Fight for Healthy Children and Bright Futures

Scores Gather to Support INMED’s Fight for Healthy Children and Bright Futures

Scores gathered recently for a Dinner for a Food Cause, an elegant dinner and silent auction at the beautiful Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, VA. They were there to support INMED Partnerships for Children, a local organization that’s making an international difference. INMED is a nonprofit development organization that rescues children around the world from immediate and irreversible harm and prepares them for a brighter future.

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Honor Wes Bush & Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez at NoVA Dining in the Dark

Foundation Fighting Blindness to Honor Wes Bush & Dr. Ignacio Rodriguez at NoVA Dining in the Dark

U.S. Reps. Jim Moran and Pete Sessions are Honorary Co-Chairs for Unique Dining Event

LCSO Seeks Missing 14-year-old from Chantilly Area

LCSO Seeks Missing 14-year-old from Chantilly Area

From LoudounCounty Sheriff's Office:


Loudoun County, VA: The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s assistance to help locate a missing teenager from the Chantilly, VA area.  
 
Jennifer K. Sanford, 14, was last seen on December 2, 2010 when she left her home on Sandman Terrace to go to school. She is described as 5’4 tall, 135 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Jennifer also wears glasses.  
 
She is possibly in the company of Nicky Liu, a 20-year-old male from Berryville, VA.  Liu drives a 2008 Gray Honda with Virginia tags KJX 4615.  
 
If you know the whereabouts of Jennifer or Nicky Liu, please call Investigator W. Promisel of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office at 703-777-0475.