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It's time for another . Today we want to know...What's your favorite outdoor activity in the Town of Leesburg? Is it a b...
01/27/2023

It's time for another . Today we want to know...

What's your favorite outdoor activity in the Town of Leesburg? Is it a bike ride on the W&OD Trail? How about visiting the Farmers Market or a nearby park? Perhaps a game of tennis at Ida Lee, outdoor dining, or observing a Town parade. Let us know in the comment section below!

01/27/2023

“Live in Leesburg” - Leesburg at Leisure

A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 to consider the withdrawal of two residential permit parking...
01/27/2023

A public hearing has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 7 to consider the withdrawal of two residential permit parking zones in downtown Leesburg >> https://bit.ly/3kM6d5I

At the January 24 Town Council meeting, two proclamations were presented memorializing the late Paul Reimers and Don Côq...
01/27/2023

At the January 24 Town Council meeting, two proclamations were presented memorializing the late Paul Reimers and Don Côqayohômuwôk Chapman and their many contributions to the Town.

Reimers, who passed away in July 2022, was the founder of PR Construction. He built hundreds of custom homes in Leesburg and the surrounding areas. He was also a long-standing member of the Leesburg Board of Architectural Review.

Chapman, who passed in November 2022, became a professional musician playing in show bands and music venues throughout the east coast. He often performed in Leesburg in addition to volunteering his time on the Economic Development Commission.

“Their generous service to our community is an inspiring example to celebrate perpetually,” said Councilman Ara Bagdasarian.

Tune in to the Town’s page, tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., for Live in Leesburg. We’ll introduce you to the next issue...
01/26/2023

Tune in to the Town’s page, tomorrow at 11:30 a.m., for Live in Leesburg. We’ll introduce you to the next issue of Leesburg at Leisure while highlighting some upcoming events.

The Oscar nominations were released this week, so we thought it was a great time to feature our local Tally Ho Theater i...
01/26/2023

The Oscar nominations were released this week, so we thought it was a great time to feature our local Tally Ho Theater in this week’s .

Located on Market Street next to Town Hall, the theater was built in 1931 to great fanfare. It was owned by Fredericksburg native and former state senator Ben J. Pitts, who led a syndicate that owned a chain of movie theaters, according to a 2002 article in Loudoun Magazine. A “name the theater” contest yielded its current moniker, the Tally Ho. Mrs. James F. Dunlop had entered Tally-ho, a cry to urge on foxhounds, and received $5 in gold and free movies for a month as her prize.

Hollywood heartthrob Clark Gable was among the first to grace the Tally Ho’s new screens in its premiere performance of “Sporting Blood” on Sept. 21, 1931. While the arrival of the Tally Ho was greeted enthusiastically by the public, it would spell the end of the Leesburg Opera House, located nearby on the northeast corner of Loudoun and King streets. J.J. Ross announced the closure of the opera house and encouraged customers to patronize the Tally Ho. As it turned out, Ross had been hired to manage the new theater.

Up until the 1970s, the theater building also included two retail storefronts, one of which still exists today while the other is now where you would find the ticket booth. The theater enjoyed considerable success and a loyal local following for its first four decades of existence, even when many other small theaters in Loudoun failed to sustain their success. In 1978, the building was divided into two theaters with smaller screens. By the 1990s, however, with rising competition, the Tally Ho began to struggle to catch the same fire of its early success. Don Devine purchased the building in the late 1990s and Regal Cinemas remained as the lessee when he took ownership. With a year left on its lease, according to a 2010 Loudoun Times-Mirror article, Regal wanted out, and Devine bargained to oblige in exchange for the theater’s equipment, including the projectors, cameras, screens, and seats.

Devine closed the theater for renovations in 2000, following 69 years in continuous operation. It would reopen in May 2002 following renovations as a twin movie house for mainstream and arthouse movies. New operators Market Street Productions took over in January 2008 and, for just under five years, showed new movies, cult classics, and improv comedy acts.

Since reopening in January 2013 under the stewardship of Devine and son Jack, it has featured live concerts and musical acts, with the center dividing wall removed to create a single auditorium. The majority of its shows are sell outs, the Devines report, and the Tally Ho outperforms many of the theaters its size around the state. “I think people have finally stopped asking if we’re showing movies this weekend,” Jack Devine says with a laugh.

Tally Ho Theater

South King Street (Route 15 Business) between Loudoun and South streets, are currently closed due to a structure fire. P...
01/26/2023

South King Street (Route 15 Business) between Loudoun and South streets, are currently closed due to a structure fire. Please seek alternate routes and avoid the area.

Birch Tree Bookstore has a new location! Learn more about this independent bookstore, as well as Foliage Plants, in this...
01/26/2023
Locally Leesburg - Birch Tree Bookstore and Foliage Plants

Birch Tree Bookstore has a new location! Learn more about this independent bookstore, as well as Foliage Plants, in this week's "Locally Leesburg" business showcase >>

Birch Tree Bookstore has a new location! Learn more about this independent bookstore, as well as Foliage Plants, in this week's "Locally Leesburg Business Sh...

It's . Here's what you need to know for the rest of the week >>
01/25/2023
What to Know Wednesday - 01/25/23

It's . Here's what you need to know for the rest of the week >>

Everything you need to know to get you through the rest of the week.

Here’s  following this week’s Town Council meetings….1. The Town Council was presented with its Annual Financial Report ...
01/25/2023

Here’s following this week’s Town Council meetings….

1. The Town Council was presented with its Annual Financial Report at Monday night’s work session. This gives Council members a clear picture of the Town’s finances (spoiler alert, they’re in good shape) ahead of the next Fiscal Year Budget presentation. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 14, and spend Valentine’s Day evening hearing about the Town Manager’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2024.

2. Also Monday evening, the Council discussed a variety of “green” initiatives, from the potential addition of hybrid and electric vehicles to the Town’s fleet; to an update on the Town’s recycling program; and discussion about the future exploration of adding solar panels to the top of the Town Hall parking garage.

3. Tuesday evening, the Council voted to approve a letter to the Keolis Group in support of negotiations with Amalgamated Transit Union Local 689.

If you missed the meeting, catch up with the webcasts for both Monday and Tuesday evening by visiting https://www.leesburgva.gov/government/webcasts.

Full staff reports of each of the above items can be found by accessing https://bit.ly/3DBLBE3.

Have thoughts you want to share with the Council? Email [email protected].

The Leesburg Public Art Commission (COPA) invites local arts organizations to submit requests for funding for proposed a...
01/24/2023

The Leesburg Public Art Commission (COPA) invites local arts organizations to submit requests for funding for proposed arts activities that will take place in the Town of Leesburg during Fiscal Year 2024 (July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024) >> https://bit.ly/3WAelDF

It’s , and for the start of the year we want to make sure you know how to be aware of what the Town Council and our othe...
01/24/2023

It’s , and for the start of the year we want to make sure you know how to be aware of what the Town Council and our other adjudicatory bodies are discussing, and how to follow along.

All of the below can be accessed via our Town website, www.LeesburgVA.gov, by first selecting the Government Tab. To see what the Council is set to discuss at its upcoming meeting, you can click on the button for Current Council Agenda. There you can find a read-only copy of both the work session and business meeting agenda. Or, you can download the full agenda packet which includes all the staff reports.

To see upcoming public hearings or public input sessions, click Public Hearing Notes. There you can view both upcoming and past public hearings at the Council, Planning Commission, Board of Zoning Appeals or Board of Architectural Review. When you click on the notice it will bring up more information about that project.

Finally, if you are unable to attend a meeting, all Council and board and commission meetings are available via webcast. The Council, Planning Commission, BAR and BZA meetings are all available via live webcast, while the others are recorded and posted after the meeting.

A reminder of tonight and tomorrow's Town Council meeting...
01/23/2023

A reminder of tonight and tomorrow's Town Council meeting...

COUNCIL PREVIEW:

On Monday, the Leesburg Town Council will hear from staff regarding the Town's current recycling program.

The current program includes single stream recycling where all recycling materials are placed into a single Toter for collection once per week by the Town’s contractor.

In 2018, the recycling market changed drastically due to decisions made by China to not accept nearly all recycling from the American markets. A number of plastic materials no longer have a value in the recycling market and are diverted to the landfill. Glass has also become a commodity that is no longer viable in a single stream system.

In a letter dated September 12, 2022, to the Leesburg Town Council, the Town's Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC) requested a better solution for glass recycling.

Staff will utilize information from next Monday's discussion to better formulate a proposal to bring back to Council at a later date.

Click here >> https://bit.ly/3HlZj04 to see staff reports and the full agenda. Next week's meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.

For today's  feature, we'd like to introduce you to Jon Cleaves who's been working for the Town of Leesburg's Parks and ...
01/23/2023

For today's feature, we'd like to introduce you to Jon Cleaves who's been working for the Town of Leesburg's Parks and Recreation Department since September of 2003.

Cleaves has been a groundskeeper, parks manager, and currently serves as a parks superintendent. He provides leadership and supervision by managing the day-to-day operations of staff and activities as it relates to daily operation, repair, maintenance, and safety inspections of parks grounds, facilities, trails, athletic fields, and playgrounds within 17 locations.

"I collaborate with internal and external departments to support park activities and Town special events," Cleaves said. "In addition, I assist in the development and implementation of the parks budget, and oversee beautification, safety, and enhancement projects."

When asked what he enjoys most about his job, Cleaves said it's having the ability to provide safe, functional, and aesthetically pleasing environments for all users.

"I enjoy supporting natural areas where users can focus on their physical health and overall well-being," Cleaves said. "What stands out to me the most is the social and community interaction that I observe on a daily occurrence. I have enjoyed the long-standing relationships that I have built with many of the park users through the years and look forward to additional opportunities."

Outside of work, Cleaves enjoys any leisure time activity conducted outdoors...specifically fishing, camping, and hiking. No surprise there!

Thank you, Jon for all of your hard work.

For today’s  post, we’re highlighting Books and Other Found Things, located at 13 Loudoun Street, SW in downtown Leesbur...
01/21/2023

For today’s post, we’re highlighting Books and Other Found Things, located at 13 Loudoun Street, SW in downtown Leesburg.

This independent bookstore features gently used books that have been found and collected by Owner Allen Robinson and his late wife, Nancy.

There is a wide selection of titles, which include a collection of old books, first editions. There is also a large children’s book area. Many of the titles are not found in “chain bookstores”. Special orders are encouraged!

A number of artists and craftspeople also help to fill the shop with unique items. The shop sells art from local artisans, handmade jewelry, mosaic bird houses, stained glass pieces, cutting boards, and items collected from travels.

It may be the start of the weekend, but the Leesburg Town Council is hard at work today setting strategic goals and prio...
01/21/2023

It may be the start of the weekend, but the Leesburg Town Council is hard at work today setting strategic goals and priorities for the Town at its Planning Retreat.

What do you think the Council's priorities should be? Feel free to share in the comments and we will share with the Council.

As always, you can share your thoughts with the Council directly via email at [email protected].

Several members of the Leesburg Town Council returned today from the annual Legislative Day co-hosted by the Virginia Mu...
01/20/2023

Several members of the Leesburg Town Council returned today from the annual Legislative Day co-hosted by the Virginia Municipal League and the Virginia Association of Counties.

The annual event is an opportune time for local government officials to get valuable face time with their legislative representatives as they consider bills and budget amendments for the current session of the General Assembly.

Mayor Kelly Burk, Vice Mayor Neil Steinberg, and Council Member Todd Cimino-Johnson presented legislators with the Town's priorities and also concerns about some potential bills that could negatively impact the Town. It was a very productive (but busy) day that also included time to commiserate with fellow Loudoun elected officials, like Hamilton Mayor Ken Wine and several members of the Loudoun Board of Supervisors -- Chair Phyllis Randall, and Supervisors Mike Turner, Juli Briskman and Sylvia Glass.

COUNCIL PREVIEW:On Monday, the Leesburg Town Council will hear from staff regarding the Town's current recycling program...
01/20/2023

COUNCIL PREVIEW:

On Monday, the Leesburg Town Council will hear from staff regarding the Town's current recycling program.

The current program includes single stream recycling where all recycling materials are placed into a single Toter for collection once per week by the Town’s contractor.

In 2018, the recycling market changed drastically due to decisions made by China to not accept nearly all recycling from the American markets. A number of plastic materials no longer have a value in the recycling market and are diverted to the landfill. Glass has also become a commodity that is no longer viable in a single stream system.

In a letter dated September 12, 2022, to the Leesburg Town Council, the Town's Environmental Advisory Commission (EAC) requested a better solution for glass recycling.

Staff will utilize information from next Monday's discussion to better formulate a proposal to bring back to Council at a later date.

Click here >> https://bit.ly/3HlZj04 to see staff reports and the full agenda. Next week's meetings begin at 7 p.m. and are open to the public.

Welcome to !When we began this series in the fall, we spotlighted members of our Leesburg Police Department. We still pl...
01/20/2023

Welcome to !

When we began this series in the fall, we spotlighted members of our Leesburg Police Department. We still plan to give them lots of love in 2023, but wanted to also begin featuring members of our local fire-rescue community.

Today we introduce you to Staffing Officer, Sgt. Dalton Wagner, who runs calls out of the Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad on Catoctin Circle. He has been a volunteer member of the rescue squad for the last two-and-a-half years, and began his volunteer career right in the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It was interesting timing for sure, as Dalton also works in the healthcare field in the histology/pathology department in the lab at Inova Loudoun Hospital. Dalton originally thought that after college he would continue his education to pursue a career as a physician’s assistant, so patient care was something he always envisioned as part of his future, though not originally running EMS calls. For this Lucketts native and Tuscarora High School graduate, volunteering at the rescue squad is his way to give back to the community.

He's already been presented with some challenging situations and patients dealing with critical injuries, but even in the most high-stress moments, Dalton says he falls back to his training.

“I’ve heard a lot of people describe it as a duck—try to stay as calm as you can on the surface, but paddle as fast as you can underwater,” he said. “You have no idea what you’re getting yourself into [on each call]. It’s really just rely on your training and do the best you can do. Treat everybody with dignity and care regardless of where they live and what their situation is, and try to be an honest and genuine human being. People try to reciprocate that a lot of times.”

As staffing officer, Dalton is in charge of making sure the Leesburg station—the busiest in the county—is fully staffed for each evening shift, something that has been a challenge especially during the pandemic. Despite the challenges, though, Dalton says volunteering for the rescue squad is something he can see himself doing for many years to come.

“It’s very challenging and very fun,” he said. “I always like to learn, I never want to stop learning. I want to take more classes, go to advanced EMT school. I don’t have any plans of stopping anytime soon.”

There have been many standout moments in his almost three-year fire-rescue career, but Dalton points to one that really touched his heart.

“We responded to a young girl who was walking down the sidewalk after a thunderstorm with her family and had a very large tree branch fall on top of her. She had a fairly significant injury and showed up to the station the following week in a wheelchair and drew us a beautiful picture as a thank you,” he said.

Fun Fact: Dalton is a major fan of all Washington, DC, sports teams, and also roots for his alma mater, James Madison University.

Loudoun County Volunteer Rescue Squad

01/20/2023

“Live in Leesburg” - Residential Newsletter

Work continues in the Town Hall parking garage as crews make repairs to walkways and stairwells. Parking availability on...
01/20/2023

Work continues in the Town Hall parking garage as crews make repairs to walkways and stairwells. Parking availability on the first through third levels of the garage will be impacted. The basement of the parking garage is open to the general public on a first come, first serve basis. Visitors should use caution when navigating the garage or use alternate parking locations. A full list of downtown parking options can be found here >> https://bit.ly/3D37qf9.

Tune in to tomorrow's Live in Leesburg, at 11:30 a.m., where we'll discuss the residential newsletter including when it'...
01/19/2023

Tune in to tomorrow's Live in Leesburg, at 11:30 a.m., where we'll discuss the residential newsletter including when it's published and where to find it. Bring your questions and have them answered live!

https://bit.ly/3Wj9ZAx

It's  and today we're highlighting one of the oldest buildings in Leesburg. Town preservation staff is often asked “what...
01/19/2023

It's and today we're highlighting one of the oldest buildings in Leesburg.

Town preservation staff is often asked “what is the oldest building in town” and the most truthful answer is “we don’t know!”

Original covenant houses (the local vernacular term for the earliest houses in Leesburg, which were built to the specifications established by Nicholas Minor when he subdivided the town into 70 lots) are often disguised by later additions and alterations making it nearly impossible to determine which structure is the oldest still standing.

There are several known structures from the early 1760s which are safely believed to be “among the oldest.” One of these is the building at 20 West Market.

The original structure was constructed circa 1760, not long after the founding of Leesburg. As with many 18th century structures, the original structure of a log house, is largely hidden by subsequent additions over the course of three centuries including the iconic stone front which was added in the late 18th century (1796).

The building was constructed in the Georgian style (prevalent throughout the 13 original colonies in the 18th century) and used as both a private residence and as a tavern before settling into its current-day use as a commercial office.

As a claim to fame, the ordinary is believed to have served a banquet in August 1825 honoring the Revolutionary War hero Marquis de Lafayette when he visited Leesburg on tour with President John Quincy Adams and former President James Monroe.

The tavern was renamed “The Laurel Brigade” in 1946 when it was reopened as a tavern and inn in the 20th century and is still known as such to many Leesburg residents and visitors. The name reflects a local confederate brigade whose trademark was a sprig of laurel in their hatband.

Potomac River Running - Leesburg is a family-owned, locally based running and walking specialty store with 9 locations i...
01/19/2023
Locally Leesburg - Potomac River Running

Potomac River Running - Leesburg is a family-owned, locally based running and walking specialty store with 9 locations in the Northern Virginia region >>

PR= is a family-owned, locally based running and walking specialty store with 9 locations in the Northern Virginia region. Learn more in this week's "Locally...

It's time for another  Wednesday and today we're featuring Raflo Park. Built in 1985, the park was named after long-time...
01/18/2023

It's time for another Wednesday and today we're featuring Raflo Park. Built in 1985, the park was named after long-time Leesburg resident and business person Frank Raflo in 1997.

Raflo served as mayor from 1961 to 1963 where he appointed Leesburg's first Town manager. As a Loudoun County supervisor from 1972 to 1986, Raflo helped draft the county's first comprehensive land-use plan.

He was chairman of the county board in 1985, editor of Loudoun News, co-founder of the Leesburg Kiwanis Club, and authored two books on the history of Leesburg, among many other accomplishments.

Raflo, who had a signature attire of red suspenders and a paisley bow tie, often teased Town officials that he was the only former mayor not to have a street named after him. Leesburg officials decided to go one better and named one of the Town's most popular parks after one of its best known natives.

Today, the 3-acre park continues to thrive. It has picnic tables, open space, a small pavilion with benches, and direct access to the W&OD Trail.

ArtsPARK, a sculpture garden with different artists’ work, is displayed along a trail through Raflo Park. The Leesburg Commission on Public Art and the Friends of Leesburg Public Arts unveiled the most recent display in 2022.

Raflo Park is located at 345 Harrison St SE, in Leesburg.

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, January 12 to celebrate the grand re-opening of Function-N-Fitness >> https://bit...
01/18/2023

A ribbon cutting was held on Thursday, January 12 to celebrate the grand re-opening of Function-N-Fitness >> https://bit.ly/3CYamJZ

Welcome to ! Black History Month begins in just a couple of weeks, so what better time to take the African American Hist...
01/17/2023

Welcome to !

Black History Month begins in just a couple of weeks, so what better time to take the African American History Tour on the Town’s app?

The 15-stop walking tour brings you to major sites in Leesburg’s Black History, including Black Bottom, a prominent historically Black neighborhood that encompassed the low-lying area south of Loudoun Street near Town Branch. It was an area bordered by the Town’s major industrial center at the time, and also full of many thriving Black-owned businesses, like barbershops, restaurants, or building companies. Many Black residents at the time held skilled labor occupations, but unskilled labor trades like working in the lime kilns or the quarry, located near the former W&OD Railroad, were also major employers. The former Leesburg Laundry, located where the present day King Street Station condominiums stand, was one of the few employment opportunities for Black women outside of private domestic service.

Another stop on the tour includes the Metropolitan Lodge No. 161, located at 14 Liberty Street. Established in the 1860s, the building was once the first public school for African American students in Leesburg. It operated on the site until 1884 when the Leesburg Training School on Union Street—another stop on the tour—opened.

Perhaps an unexpected stop on the tour is the well-known Tally Ho Theater on Market Street. It was there on June 15, 1963, local teenager Gene Ashton was arrested for sitting in the downstairs section of the theater. You see, at the time the theater only allowed African Americans to sit in the balcony section of the theater, and even made them purchase tickets at a separate box office window. Ashton led a small group in a public protest outside the theater following his arrest, which made a lasting difference. After a couple of days, theater management decided to change its policy and integrate. The local bowling alley integrated soon after when faced with the possibility of a similar public protest.

To check out more stops, or to take in one of the Town’s other walking tours, the free app can be downloaded via Apple’s App Store or Google Play. A web-based tour can be found at https://townleesburg.stqry.app.

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Photos from the 2021 Halloween Parade 🎃 👻

Hi everyone,
Thanks for attending the 65th Annual Halloween Parade. It was exciting to see all the families and costumes. Please send some pictures to enter our 2nd annual Halloween Costume Photo Contest. Loudoun County residents have until November 2nd to send photos to Leesburg Kiwanis on Facebook or to our website. Prizes are rewarded in 4 categories!
Might be worth your time to visit and find something great!
Gilbert Lee Daymude Jr. 65 yrs. old, he passed away on 9-5-21, in Lakeland, Florida.
Born in Leesburg, Virginia He was predeceased by his parents Gilbert Lee Daymude Sr. and Shirley Cole.
Gilbert graduated from Loudoun County H.S. in VA.in 1975
Served in the Army, 18 yrs. He had a career with the federal government as a computer specialist.
After retiring worked for Polk County Public School / Bus Attendant.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Gilbert is survived by his wife Laurie Daymude of Lakeland, Florida.
Stepson, Drew Volneck (Jen) Lakeland, Florida, Stepdaughter, Danielle Volneck Lee in N.C., Step-Grandchildren, Zoe, Mackensie, Emma, and Harper.
Two children from a previous marriage, Tim Daymude (Cristie) in Mech., MD., and Jennifer Daymude Gatton (Jesse) in Montross, VA.
Grandchildren, Shelbee, Jay, Michaela, and Erica.
Great-grandchildren, Maxx, Draven, and Athena.
Gilbert Lee Daymude Jr. 65 yrs. old, he passed away on 9-5-21, in Lakeland, Florida.
Born in Leesburg, Virginia He was predeceased by his parents Gilbert Lee Daymude Sr. and Shirley Cole.
Gilbert graduated from Loudoun County H.S. in VA.in 1975
Served in the Army, 18 yrs. He had a career with the federal government as a computer specialist.
After retiring worked for Polk County Public School / Bus Attendant.
He enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Gilbert is survived by his wife Laurie Daymude of Lakeland, Florida.
Stepson, Drew Volneck (Jen) Lakeland, Florida, Stepdaughter, Danielle Volneck Lee in N.C., Step-Grandchildren, Zoe, Mackensie, Emma, and Harper.
Two children from a previous marriage, Tim Daymude (Cristie) in Mech., MD., and Jennifer Daymude Gatton (Jesse) in Montross, VA.
Grandchildren, Shelbee, Jay, Michaela, and Erica.
Great-grandchildren, Maxx, Draven, and Athena.
No funeral is planned at this time.

Memorial Service at a later date.
Loudoun Arts Film Festival is happening all week at Artistic Fuel playing films from 4-8 every night! Friday - Sunday are more Drive in nights at 50 West Vineyards. Tickets available at the link below.

https://loudounartsfilmfest.eventive.org/schedule

Photos Courtesy of Marty Shoup / Blue Mountain Media
This is some feedback. Leesburg is a safe small town right now and we love it. I live here with my wife and three children and run a small business. I'm worried that the proposed gun ban being discussed at Monday's meeting, if implemented, will make our town less safe. VA laws already prohibit concealed carry while consuming any alcohol and has in place other sensible provisions and thorough background checks. Outright bans prevent the best among us, sober and law abiding, from being able to defend themselves and discourage violent criminals from targeting our town. Why come here to commit crime when they know people are unarmed in other places? Bans such as this make it known that every law-abiding citizen in the town is an unarmed victim. Not only is the ban counter to public safety but it is also illegal. Both Wi******er and Fairfax are spending money to defend against lawsuits attacking their gun bans. If we see a ban here, I will be donating my money and actively rallying support for a similar lawsuit here against the town and communicating in support of politicians who understand the importance of this issue. I hope that common sense prevails before it comes to that. Happy to discuss this at any time with anybody. It's an important topic.
Photos from the July 4th parade:

Leesburg 4th July parade
Neat Co-Working space in Leesburg! Thought I would share! There is going to be a ribbon-cutting as well
what days is yard waste picked up now. The website only mentions January - March. I thought is was the same day as regular trash pickup
I want to take a few minutes to thank the AMAZING workers of the Town of Leesburg Department of Utilities.

They have been doing work on our road, right in front of our house, for at least a week, and my 4-year-old and 6-year-old boys are OVER THE MOON.

There have been jackhammers and excavators and rollers dump trucks and “pusher-downers” working so hard. A dream come true.

But the reason I’m writing today is because these men have been PEPPERED with construction questions from my boys and have been more than willing to answer while they work. They measured how deep a hole was when my littlest asked. They laughed and chatted with them. And today, they brought them a bag of goodies that would put a smile on any kid’s face.

My kids have been home for over a year, seen almost no friends, been out of school, and this, I think, has been their pandemic highlight.

My 6-year-old drew a picture of their excavator today and wrote a thank you note and gave it to the workers. They immediately and enthusiastically hung it in the window of the excavator for all to see.

I am one joyful and grateful mom today. If the men working in southwest Leesburg near King street on a utility project are your husbands, dads, sons, brothers, or friends, I thank you ❤️❤️❤️
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