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Meet the Artist Behind the Leesburg Town Hall Loudoun County Photography Exhibit

Meet the Artist Behind the Leesburg Town Hall Loudoun County Photography Exhibit

Gary Mester is the photographer behind “The Nature of Virginia: Images of Loudoun” exhibit which is currently on display on the first floor of Leesburg Town Hall. Mester has been a photographer for 12 years now. Originally from New Jersey, the Air Force moved Mester to Northern Virginia in 1974. He currently resides in Chantilly, but has explored many parts of Loudoun County with his camera.

“Nothing stays the same. Everything here is so fragile,” said Mester. He feels that people don’t really get out and explore as much; Loudoun County has so much to offer, for example: Aldie Mill and the handful of wineries. His photographs represent ten years of local history and including landscapes and a wide-range of Loudoun County community events. While Mester's favorite type of photography is of "flowers and butterflies," he finds people extremely interesting and continues to photograph a variety of things.

7th Annual Spring Wine Dinner at City Square Cafe Features Wines from New Zealand, Chile and Italy

 

City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. is welcoming spring with their 7th annual Spring Wine Dinner on Wed., Mar. 23 at 7 p.m., featuring a four-course dinner with wines specially selected by Chef Robert Barolin. Wines are from New Zealand, Chile, and Italy. Cost is $79 per person, including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

St. Patrick's Day at City Square Cafe Serves Homemade Corned Beef and Cabbage

City Square Café in Old Town Manassas, Va. is featuring an all- day celebration with an Irish pub bar and traditional corned beef and cabbage with parsley potatoes for $16.99 per person, not including tax and gratuity. The St. Patrick’s Day special will be featured on St. Patrick’s Day, Thurs., Mar. 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Live entertainment will be offered from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with traditional Irish performances. For reservations, call 703.369.6022 or visit www.citysquarecafe.com.

City Square Café provides tapas and homemade American bistro favorites with an international flair, seven days a week.

Hours of operation include: Mon. through Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. (lunch and dinner,) Fri., 11 a.m.to 10 p.m. (lunch and dinner), Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (breakfast, lunch, dinner), and Sun., 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. (breakfast and lunch).

Volunteer Loudoun Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Volunteers – Deadline Extended

Volunteer Loudoun Seeks Nominations for Outstanding Volunteers – Deadline Extended

From Loudoun County - Volunteer Loudoun is seeking nominations for the 2011 Volunteer Loudoun Outstanding Volunteer Awards.  This annual program honors citizens and organizations throughout Loudoun County who donate time and service to their community.  Volunteer Loudoun invites you to nominate outstanding individuals who volunteer for your organization or any individual who provided exceptional community service in 2010. 

Nomination forms are available in the Volunteer Loudoun office on the 4th floor of the Loudoun County Government Center, 1 Harrison Street, S.E., Leesburg.  Online nominations may be submitted through www.loudoun.gov/volunteerawards.  The deadline for all nominations has been extended to March 18, 2011.

Loudoun Woman Charged in $50 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Extradited From Turkey

Loudoun Woman Charged in $50 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme Extradited From Turkey

From Loudoun Sheriff:

LEESBURG, VA – An Ashburn woman who fled the United States after being indicted in July 2009 for a mortgage fraud scheme has been extradited from Turkey, completing a years-long effort by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and the Virginia Office of the Attorney General to bring her to justice, the offices announced at a news conference this morning.   

Diane H. Frederick Atari, 43, is charged with fraudulently fixing her clients' credit and inflating their incomes on financial records to qualify them for homes they could not afford.  Atari is alleged to have personally netted in excess of $1 million from the scheme, with the total loss on the fraudulently obtained mortgages estimated at over $50 million.  She will be arraigned this afternoon at 1:30 PM in Loudoun County Circuit Court.  

Former Redskins Player, Dexter Manley, Speaks at Charles County Detention Center

Former Redskins Player, Dexter Manley, Speaks at Charles County Detention Center

Motivational Speech Addressed Inmates Enrolled in Innovative Corrections Programs

Dexter Manley, former Washington Redskins football player and current motivational speaker, paid a visit to inmates enrolled in educational and rehabilitative programs at the Charles County Detention Center.  

Manley, who won two Super Bowl rings with the Washington Redskins and was named an All-Pro defensive lineman, was asked by Ryan Taylor, Reentry Coordinator and Classification Officer at the Detention Center, to talk with the inmates and to share his personal story of his struggles with substance abuse. 

The National Broadband Plans' Impact on the Underserved: And What Does It Mean?

Since the announcement regarding the National Broadband Plan efforts - we have seen and heard of education and training centers proping up all over the country. Assisting residents in learning how to use and benefit from getting on the internet.But, with all these efforts - how does it affect the underserved communities?

The Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies Media and Technology Institute Invites you to a Technology Policy Forum on

The National Broadband Plan and the Underserved 

One Year Later

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

National Press Club
Holeman Lounge
529 14th Street, Northwest
Washington, DC  20045