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Loudoun County's First Big Wheels Deliver Meals Event

From Claire Smith of Loudoun County:

On November 17 and 18 between 10:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. Senator Mark Herring, public officials, business owners and other community leaders will participate in Loudoun’s First “Big Wheels Deliver Meals” Event.

More specifically, Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Chairman Scott York, Town of Leesburg Mayor Kristen Umstattd, Loudoun County Commissioner of the Revenue Robert Wertz and other government, civic, business and community leaders are delivering meals to elderly homebound residents of Loudoun.

Participants will meet at distribution centers in Leesburg and Sterling and then drive their own vehicles while accompanying volunteers on visits to homes, apartments and retirement facilities in Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville and Sterling.             

This Saturday, Join Work It, Girl! Networking for its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble, Giveathon!

Work It, Girl! Networking is hosting its 1st Annual Gobble, Gobble Giveathon!

Briar Patch Donates Rooms for Veteran's Day

Reprinted with permission from Ashburn Patch -- Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn in scenic Middleburg plans to offer free rooms to veterans as part of a nationwide promotion this week to honor those who have served our country.

B&Bs and inns across the country are providing free rooms on Wednesday, Nov. 10, in observance of Veterans Day on Nov. 11 to honor servicemen and women now serving or who have previously served time with one of the country's military forces.

Two B&B owners started the program in 2009. Both were members of the West Virginia B&B Association and this year the veteran program has expanded to include 49 states, 8 international locations and more than 850 Inns.

Leesburg Parks & Recreation Department Hosts 5th Annual Charity Dance and Food Drive on Friday, Nove


From the Town of Leesburg – The Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Steps Ballroom and Interfaith Relief to offer its 5th annual charity dance and food drive at Ida Lee Recreation Center on November 12, 2010, from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.

This is a free event.  Donations of non-perishable food and goods will be collected in lieu of admission to be distributed through Interfaith Relief.  Monetary donations will also be accepted.

“Especially this year as the holidays approach, we wanted to offer a way for people to reach out to those who are in need of assistance,” explained Rich Williams, Director of Leesburg’s Parks & Recreation Department.  “We encourage everyone to come enjoy a night of dancing and do a world of good.”

Leesburg Youth Teams Compete in NFL Flag Football Tournament at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore

From the Town of Leesburg – Four Leesburg-based youth flag football teams competed in the NFL Flag Football’s Baltimore Regional Tournament on Sunday, October 17, 2010, at the Baltimore Ravens’ M&T Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland.

Leesburg was represented by two teams in the 9-11 year old age group and two teams in the 12-14 year old age group.  All of the Leesburg teams performed well at the tournament, but one of the 9-11 teams, the Leesburg Raiders, had a tournament record of 4 wins and 1 loss, losing only in the championship round. 

“It was a remarkable experience for all of us,” said Raiders coach Scott Kallivokas.  “We were playing against travel teams with much more experience in tournament play.  Our boys really held their own.  I can’t imagine how nervous I would have been as a boy playing in a NFL stadium in front of several thousand people.”

8th Annual “Freeze Your Gizzard” 5K Cross Country Race and 1-Mile Fun Run Scheduled for Saturday, No

 Race will begin at 9:00 a.m. at the Gazebo in the front field of Ida Lee Park

Leesburg Pharmacist Honored with Patient Advocate of the Year Award

The following was sent to us by Mike Gross of Jack Horner Communications:

DURHAM, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2010) – Dr. Lisa Strucko,with Leesburg Pharmacy in Leesburg, Va., was honored with the Patient Advocate of the Year award by the Next-Generation Pharmacist Awards at a national awards event hosted at The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia last night. 

The Next-Generation Pharmacist program was created by Parata Systems and Pharmacy Times to salute the future vision of pharmacy, and those professionals who are helping define that future by their innovative practices. 

The Patient Advocate of the Year award, among the program’s 10 categories, recognizes Strucko’s commitment to getting to know patients and their families personally, and providing the support needed to manage both emotional and physical tolls.