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Leesburg Hosts 23rd Annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2013

Leesburg Hosts 23rd Annual Independence Day Celebration on Thursday, July 4, 2013

 

Festivities will begin with downtown parade at 10am and continue at 6pm with concert and fireworks show at Ida Lee Park

Leesburg Commission on Public Art Solicits Artist Submissions for Parking Garage Mural

Leesburg Commission on Public Art Solicits Artist Submissions for Parking Garage Mural

The Leesburg Commission on Public Art has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP), seeking an artist or artist team to create a mural on the Loudoun Street face of the Town Hall Parking Garage (picture attached).  Deadline for responses is July 11, 2013.

Uncle Sam Wants YOU – To Participate in the Leesburg 4th of July Parade!

Uncle Sam Wants YOU – To Participate in the Leesburg 4th of July Parade!

 

Join the community in the Town’s 23rd annual Independence Day celebration.

The Town of Leesburg’s 2013 Independence Day Celebration will be held on Thursday, July 4th 2013 at 10:00am. The day will be full of festivities, beginning with the 23rd annual Independence Day Parade, held through historic downtown Leesburg.

The parade will kick off at 10:00am from Ida Lee Park, travel south on King Street and conclude at Fairfax Street. Civic groups, youth organizations, community groups, families and others are encouraged to participate in the parade. No fee is required to participate and pre-registration is encouraged, but is not mandatory. The application for the parade is available online at www.idalee.org, or at the front desk of Ida Lee Park Recreation Center.

Loudoun Small Business Week is June 3-7; Special Events Planned

Loudoun Small Business Week is June 3-7; Special Events Planned

 

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors has adopted a proclamation in support of Loudoun Small Business Week, set for June 3 – 7, 2013.

According to the Virginia Employment Commission, Loudoun County is home to more than 7,000 businesses with fewer than 20 employees, accounting for over 85% of the total business population in Loudoun. In addition, there are thousands of home-based businesses located in the county.  

In conjunction with Small Business Week, the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development is co-sponsoring a series of events, including seminars, workshops and networking opportunities for small business owners and entrepreneurs.  Topics will range from “Banking Basics for Small Businesses” to “Find, Hire and Keep Remarkable People. ”

Leesburg Offering Free Document Shredding to Residents on Saturday, May 18, 2013

Leesburg Offering Free Document Shredding to Residents on Saturday, May 18, 2013

 

The Town of Leesburg’s Public Works Department will host a free community document shredding event on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Heritage High School in Leesburg.  Heritage High School is located at 520 Evergreen Mill Road SE.

Every year, millions of Americans become the victims of identity theft.  Documents with sensitive information tossed into trash cans, recycling containers and public disposal locations are among the most common sources of information used by identity thieves.

Local School Celebrates Arbor Day with Sunrise Landscape + Design

Local School Celebrates Arbor Day with Sunrise Landscape + Design

 

Last week, Sunrise Landscape + Design donated and planted a Star Magnolia tree at Sycolin Creek Elementary School in Leesburg. This year's planting adds to a four-year partnership through which Sunrise and SCES celebrate Arbor Day.

Arbor Day—a holiday that encourages the planting of and caring for trees—originated in Nebraska on April 10, 1872, and an estimated one million trees were planted that day. The partnership here in Leesburg began when the owners of Sunrise Landscape + Design, Joe and Allison Markell, enrolled their children at SCES.

Leesburg Route 7/15 Bypass Intersection With Sycolin Road to Close Permanently on June 8, 2013

Leesburg Route 7/15 Bypass Intersection With Sycolin Road to Close Permanently on June 8, 2013

Sycolin Road will be closed between Gateway Drive and Hope Parkway until August 2014 for construction of overpass

On Saturday, June 8, 2013, the intersection of the Route 7/15 Bypass and Sycolin Road will be closed permanently.  After the intersection is closed, access from the Bypass to Sycolin Road, the Leesburg Executive Airport, Loudoun County’s Philip Bolen Park and other destinations in the southeast sector of Town will be routed via the Dulles Greenway to Battlefield Parkway.  The attached map shows the new traffic patterns.  As a reminder, both Exit 1 (Leesburg Bypass) and Exit 2 (Miller Drive/Battlefield Parkway) from the Dulles Greenway are toll-free.