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Blackthorne Inn presents Halfway to St. Patty's Day

Blackthorne Inn & Restaurant/ Wolfe Tone's Pub is a hidden Irish treasure on the outskirts of Middleburg. This place is family owned by an Irish family, and you can definitely feel the ambiance when you walk in the door. This has been my husband's favorite place for years, but it truly showed it's greatness when we went last Friday.

Robbery at Fast Food Chain in Ashburn

On Monday, September 6, an armed robbery occurred at the KFC/Taco Bell at Farmwell Hunt Plaza in Ashburn, VA. The incident occurred just before 11:30 a.m. when an unknown white male wearing a tan hat, khaki pants, and a long sleeve light blue shirt entered the fast food restaurant and took out a knife and demanded cash.

The Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating the case. The suspect is described as a brunette male in his late teens to early twenties and approximately 6 feet tall. If you have any information about the robbery, you can contact Investigator S. Coderre of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475, or to remain anonymous you can contact Loudoun Crime Solvers at 703-777-1919.

Va. man gets 12 years in prison for $53M fraud

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Virginia restaurateur has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for a plot that defrauded banks across the country of $53 million.

Thirty-one-year-old Osama El-Atari of Ashburn also was ordered to pay $53 million in restitution at sentencing Friday. He had pleaded guilty in April to three counts of bank fraud and one count of money laundering.

El-Atari owned a small chain of steakhouses in the Washington suburbs under the name Original Steakhouse and Sports Theater. He was known for driving Lamborghinis and Ferraris.

According to court documents, El-Atari presented the banks with fake life insurance policies as collateral to obtain fraudulent loans. The loans allegedly were for business ventures.

He fled the United States in May 2009 and was arrested in Texas in January 2010.

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.

Asburn to Host Chamber of Commerce Program

The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce has 1,100 members, making it one of the largest chambers in the area. This Wednesday, August 11, the Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce is holding its “State of the Loudoun Economy” program at 8:00 a.m. at the Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, VA.

The program will be led by Tim Hemstreet, who is the country administrator, as well as Stephen S. Fuller, who is the director of the Center for Regional Analysis at George Mason University. The chamber will be offering its outlook for the county.