Here’s a wrapup of some news worth noting in LoCo lately….
- Our brand new Board of Supervisors has (temporarily?) put the brakes on the western sheriff’s substation that was slated to begin construction in Round Hill in March. Loudoun voters approved a bond referendum in 2005 to fund it; 10 years of contentious negotiations had finally been smoothed out last September. The new board wants to re-evaluate the ‘fiscal impact’ of the substation.
- The Leesburg Police Department has paired up with Pump it Up for a Hop With a Cop program on Wednesday nights in January. The fundraiser benefits the Law Enforcement Explorer Post 1041, a worksite-based program for highschoolers that may be interested in a career in law enforcement.
- Brambleton’s Ringing in Hope Race on New Year’s Eve brought out hundreds of runners for 10K and 5K runs, and a 1K walk. Runners donated their registration fee to the participating local charity of their choice, including Loudoun Interfaith Relief, Jill’s House, Joshua’s Hands, La Voz of Loudoun, and Loudoun Habitat for Humanity, among others.
- Students at Mill Run Elementary in Ashburn partnered with Stop Hunger to pack 32,000 meals for the hungry in November. As part of the PTO’s Community Cares program, the students collected $8,000 to fund the meals, then received an additional $1,000 donation, paying for another 4,000 meals.
- Want to know what is going where in Loudoun right now? The Washington Post just compiled a handy list of what’s currently being developed.