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PR Running Store Holds All-Comer’s Group Run

The Potomac River Running Store holds group runs every Tuesday evening. This group run is lead by PR staff members and will begin at the PR store at 20630 Ashburn Road in Ashburn, VA. The all-comer’s group run is a social run lead by PR staff members.

It is free to participate and is a great way to add structure to your training schedule and meet some fellow runners! It is safe and social and open to all levels. Come out for this low-key run if you are a beginner and run a mile or too. If you are an experienced, competitive runner this is a great opportunity to do a fun, tempo run.

The run will be no longer than 50 minutes and will go from the store to the W&OD trail. The run will end back at the PR Running Store around 7:30 p.m. and occasionally some of the runners will go to a local eatery for some refueling! If you have any questions about the run you can call the PR Running Store in Ashburn at 703-729-0133.

Subway Shop Stick Up

ASHBURN, Va. (WUSA) -- A Subway shop is back open Friday night after an armed robbery at 11 a.m.


It happened at the Broadlands Center Plaza off Clairborne Parkway. 

The store owner says the man walked in, asked for a job application, went to the restroom and held up the Subway shop.  He then demanded money from the safe. Loudoun County Sheriff's deputies are on the look for the gunman.

Initially, deputies surrounded the area and the nearby Broadlands neighborhood at Waxpool and Clairborne Parkway.


The storeowner says the first thing he thought of was that it was an inside job.  But he learned the gunman tried several different stores in the shopping center. He says the man was agitated and was desperate for money.

Hot Summer Deal at Broadlands Sports Bar & Grill

Broadlands Sports Bar and Grill is known as one of the premiere sports bars in Ashburn, VA. Broadlands Sports Bar and Grill is home of the Broad-ritto, Broad-burger and Buff-wings! It also is known for its happy hours that feature drink specials and discounts on their 16-tap beer selection.

Come watch your favorite local sports teams on Broadland Sports 50” HD plazma TV’s (there are 24 of them!) and enjoy some food and drinks. Right now there is a special deal going on for the summer that you don’t want to miss. Buy one appetizer and you get one free through August 30 when you present this coupon: http://www.merchantcircle.com/coupon/Broadlands.Sports.Bar.And.Grill.703-729-7119/display/400428

Broadlands Sports Bar and Grill is open Monday through Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and is located at 42882 Truro Parish Drive in Ashburn, VA.

'Electrifying' Banks Impressing Redskins Coaches

ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- Brandon Banks has a bloodline for speed to offset a body not meant for football.

The undrafted Washington Redskins rookie is no longer just a long shot to make the team, not after his 77-yard punt return for a touchdown against Buffalo on Friday. The 5-foot-7, 151-pound receiver out of Kansas State flashed his 4.24-second speed down the right sideline before performing hometown buddy John Wall's signature dance in the end zone.

Yet, Banks is barely the fastest person in his family.

It wasn't until middle school that he could outrun his mother, Sharonda Banks, who reached the U.S. Olympic time trials over 200 meters in 1995. His half-sister Gabby Mayo was part of an NCAA record 400-meter relay team while setting a Texas A&M record over 60 meters. Several uncles also ran track in college.

"I was a track guy, but I loved football more than track so I chose football," Banks said.

Free Estate Planning Course

InSight Law Offices in Ashburn, VA is offering a class called “The Truth about Estate Planning” on Wednesday, August 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The class is completely free, but you must register ahead of time and space is limited.

The office is located at 44365 Premier Plaza in Suite 210 in Ashburn. The class will be taught be estate planning attorney Bobby Feisee. Feisee learned first-hand about the impacts on Alzheimer’s on family members both emotionally and financially. He will be speaking about estate planning goals, approaches to planning, the estate planning process, asset protection, fees and more. Each person who attends will receive an estate planning reference binder.

For more information about the program you can visit http://www.insightcontinuingeducation.com/ or to register go to http://taep.eventbrite.com/.


Loudoun Summer Music Fest About to Wrap Up

The Loudoun Summer Music Fest is a northern Virginia summer concert series held at the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA. The concert series includes a mix of national recording artists and is a fun, family friendly atmosphere. Concerts have been running every Sunday evening since early May. There are only two concerts left this summer! On Saturday, August 21st the Original Wailers will be performing and on Sunday, August 22nd The Dukes of September featuring Donald Fagen, Michael McDonald and Boz Scaggs are performing.

The concert proceeds go towards three local charities: Special Love, The Loudoun Foundation, and Loudoun Volunteer Caregivers. Ticket prices are relatively inexpensive because of support from Coors Light, AOL, and Toll Brother’s. For more information about the concert series and to purchase tickets you can visit http://www.loudounsummermusicfest.com/.

L-3 Communications Acquires Ashburn’s Airborne Technologies

The defense contractor L-3 Communications Holdings Inc. announced today that it has acquired Airborne Technologies. Shortly thereafter, shares of L-3 increased by 11 cents in afternoon trading. Airborne Technologies is headquartered in Ashburn, VA.

L-3 stated that the deal to acquire Airborne Technologies, which helps make unmanned aerial systems for the Defense Department, was set up as an asset purchase for income tax purposes. Also, Airborne Technologies is anticipated to produce $20 million in sales for 2010. L-3 also remarked that the acquisition will augment its work in pilotless plans, a large demand by military at this time.