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REHAU Polymer Solutions Center Groundbreaking Ceremony Scheduled for Thursday, September 30, 2010

From the Town of Leesburg, VA – At 5:00 pm, on Thursday, September 30, 2010, REHAU will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for their new Polymer Solutions Center, which will be located on the campus of their North American headquarters at 1501 Edwards Ferry Road NE in Leesburg.

“As the North American market continues to be focused toward sustainable building practices that deliver on energy efficiency, ecologically-minded material use and renewable energy sourcing, we are committed to helping our customers, partners and community members understand how best to proceed in this regard,” said Dr. Kathleen Saylor, chief executive officer for REHAU North America. “As part of this goal, we have designed the REHAU Polymer Solutions Center as a structure in which all of our sustainable building technologies can be seen ‘in action’, operating in an integrated fashion as harmonious, whole-building solutions.”

Two Local Girls Join Forces to Propel Charity

This was sent to us by Michael Gillette:

5-year-old Taylor Love from Ashburn, VA is battling neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer with no cure. 13-year-old musician Abby Miller from Sterling, VA is her friend and has been helping raise money for Taylor since the girls met a few years ago. Abby typically performs on the streets of DC or in front of shopping malls to raise money. On average, she raises a couple hundred dollars each time she goes out.

Abby and Taylor recently set their sights on a bigger prize when they teamed up to help generate votes for the Arms Wide Open Childhood Cancer charity in the Pepsi Refresh contest. The New York-based charity was in 4th place but needed to move into 1st or 2nd place to win one of the $250,000 grants. (All of these funds would go toward neuroblastoma research which would directly benefit Taylor.)

Free Women's Self-Defense Workshop To Be Held in Ashburn on October 4

The Loudoun Sheriff’s Office will hold their 33rd Women’s Self-Defense Workshop on Monday, October 4, 2010.  

The class is open to all female residents of Loudoun County over the age of fourteen and space is limited to 100 participants. “The workshop is a free session whose purpose is to educate women on sexual assault issues and rape awareness,” said Sheriff Steve Simpson. “The October session is an opportunity for all women to learn to be aware of their surroundings and how to protect themselves from becoming a victim,” Simpson added.  The session will be held from 7:00 PM to 10:00 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy on Monday, October 4, 2010.

The academy is located at 45299 Research Place in Ashburn, VA.  

Featured Vineyard - La Grange

October is Wine Month in Virginia. This week, I will be featuring a different Loudoun Vineyard each day (some may be good, some not so good...in my humble opinion). Living in Loudoun County, you will find some phenomenal vineyards! Being an avid wine drinker (but not a wine connoisseur by any means), I have found a few to be my favorite escapes with the total package of great wine, great views, great company and great hospitality. But with all of them, they all have a distinct taste of wine and personality that might suit one and not the other.

Today's feature is going to be one of my favorite vineyards, La Grange

Groundbreaking Ceremony for Cobb Theatres in Village at Leesburg Scheduled for Monday, September 27

Alabama-based entertainment company anticipates Summer 2011 opening

Runner's Galore!

Being that it is now Fall, it's time for many communities and organizations holding Runs. There are quite a few going on in the next few months around the area and here are some links to them.

Get out there, get involved, get healthy and run for some fantastic causes!

http://www.active.com/running/haymarket-va/iron-aiden-5k-2010-kx305

http://www.active.com/running/reston-va/the-perfect-10-10-miler-and-10k-2010

http://www.susco8k.com/

http://www.heritagehalfmarathon.com/

http://www.active.com/running/stone-ridge-va/stone-ridge-5k-run-for-education-and-kids-fun-run-2010

Leesburg Business Incubator Gains County Support

Loudoun County pledges $100,000 over three years to help underwrite operational costs for new Mason Enterprise Center in Leesburg