Here are this week’s news, notes, and nuggets:
- Perfection on the line: The Woodgrove High School girls basketball team finished the regular season at 20-3, and a perfect 18-0 in the Dulles district. Tonight, they square off in a rematch of last year’s district final with Loudoun County at Tuscarora HS. The game tips at 6:00, followed by another rematch of last year’s boys final as Potomac Falls and Loudoun Valley go at it. Sorry I’m going to miss it, but I’ll be following VivaLoudoun on twitter for updates.
- Leesburg tops the Commonwealth: At the town council meeting this past Tuesday, Councilwoman Katie Hammler announced Leesburg (pop. 44,400) passed Blacksburg (pop. 42,800) as the largest town in Virginia. Also during the meeting, the council approved a new traffic light for Battlefield and Plaza St, NE after a school bus accident last month. The plan is to have the light completed before school starts in September.
- Loudoun Grown this weekend: Purcellville is hosting the 3rd Loudoun Grown Expo tomorrow from 2pm – 6pm at the Bush Tabernacle (next to Fireman’s Field). Designed to allow local vendors to show their wares, this year’s event will also feature entertainment sponsored by the Shamrock Music Shoppe and food from Fun Country Kettle Corn, Good Grubbin’, Magnolias at the Mill, Monk’s BBQ and The Roving Italian.
- Making wishes come true: My feel good story for the week is Gabriella Miller of Leesburg. She has an inoperable brain tumor, and after applying for a Make-a-Wish trip to Paris, she decided to help other families. Her efforts inspired 241,00 people to send dear Santa letters to Macy’s, providing 36 other children with trips of their own. Her family recently shared after radiation treatments Gabriella’s tumor has shrunk by 50%. Good doctors are great, but a little good karma never hurts. Keep fighting Gabriella, you inspire us all!
Jerry’s Flowers and Leesburg Magazine teamed up to deliver flowers yesterday for Valentine’s Day. Couldn’t quite work out a way to be a part of it, but have to believe a day spreading love would be well spent. Maybe next year. Have a great weekend!