The State of NoVa: Leesburg


Posted at 05:07 AM ET, 02/15/2013

UPDATE: Loudoun girl, 10, delivers 240,000 letters to Macy’s to benefit Make-A-Wish Foundation

Gabriella Miller raises funds for 36 children to take trips

By Tom Jackman  |  05:07 AM ET, 02/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Loudoun County | Tags:  Gabriella Miller, Make-A-Wish Foundation, Macy's

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013

Update: Leesburg’s Kyle Lambdin survives one round of talent search, but ousted in semis

Makes final six of Kidz Star USA, but not the final three

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music | Tags:  Kyle Lambdin, Kylerok, Kidz Bop, Kidz Star USA

Posted at 08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2013

Leesburg’s vultures have vamoosed. For now.

Five days of small fireworks, and an effigy, relocate the large committee

By Tom Jackman  |  08:54 AM ET, 01/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg | Tags:  vultures, Leesburg, Va., USDA, Warren Zevon

Posted at 05:19 AM ET, 01/14/2013

Kyle Lambdin of Leesburg aiming for stardom at 13, reaches final eight of national talent hunt

Singer reaches final eight of national talent search/TV competition

By Tom Jackman  |  05:19 AM ET, 01/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music | Tags:  Kyle Lambdin, Kylerok, Kidz Bop, Kidz Star USA

Posted at 10:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013

Leesburg has a vulture problem

About 200 birds have chosen the Mayfair neighborhood to be their winter home.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:00 AM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg | Tags:  Vultures, Leesburg, Va., USDA Wildlife Services Program

Posted at 05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012

Leesburg’s Tally Ho to reopen as live music venue

Instead of closing Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre, the owner now says he’ll turn it into a live music hall.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:30 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife, Loudoun County, Music | Tags:  Tally Ho Theatre, Don Devine

Posted at 05:58 PM ET, 07/11/2012

Leesburg’s Tally Ho Theatre closing in September

The switch to digital projection would be too costly for the 81-year-old cinema.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:58 PM ET, 07/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife | Tags:  Tally Ho Theatre, Leesburg

Posted at 06:44 AM ET, 04/16/2012

Loudoun’s got live music, but no more Summer Musicfest

Concerts in Leesburg, Purcellville and Berryville this season, but no more Travis Tritt at Belmont Country Club.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:44 AM ET, 04/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Music, Loudoun County, Leesburg, Purcellville | Tags:  Loudoun live music, Leesburg Acoustic on the Green, Buncearoo Purcellville, Loudoun Summer Musicfest

Posted at 10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2012

NoVa residents battle to save local post offices

Falls Church’s Elaine Mittleman and Rep. Gerry Connolly are pushing for better ways to close Postal Service deficit.

By Tom Jackman  |  10:56 AM ET, 03/28/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Falls Church, Alexandria, Leesburg, Sterling | Tags:  Post office closings, Elaine Mittleman, Gerry Connolly

Posted at 03:13 PM ET, 03/21/2012

Loudoun launches campaign against Lyme disease

Loudoun has one of the highest rates of Lyme infection in the United States, and the highest rate in Virginia.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  03:13 PM ET, 03/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Loudoun County

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012

Loudoun rethinking courthouse holiday displays

The county board is pondering public displays on the courthouse lawn after another season of controversy.

By Caitlin Gibson  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Leesburg | Tags:  Loudoun holiday displays, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Loudoun’s ‘Skeleton Santa’ dismantler speaks

Mary Czarnecki knew she was offended, but she didn’t know that she would walk right up to the ‘Skeleton Santa’ on the grounds of the Loudoun County courthouse and take it down. Then, she did.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Leesburg | Tags:  Skeleton Santa, Mary Czarnecki, Virginia

Posted at 12:18 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Loudoun’s ‘Skeleton Santa’ renews annual drama (UPDATE: Video of Santa’s dismantling)

If it’s Christmas, it must be time for someone to put up a provocative display on the grounds of the Loudoun County courthouse. Here’s a photo of the crucified Kringle for your consideration.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:18 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Loudoun County, Leesburg | Tags:  Loudoun courthouse displays, Skeleton Santa, Virginia

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/06/2011

Leesburg’s Kyle Lambdin, 12, sings at U.S. Open

The youngster known as KyleRok took over center court at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday night and wowed the New York crowd with his rendition of “America the Beautiful.”

By Tom Jackman  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Music

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011

Leesburg’s amazing new movie theater (fancy food, drinks, and moving seats!) opens today

The new Cobb Village 12 Cinemas, behind the Wegman’s on Route 7, features not only fancy food and drinks but D-Box seats that move with the movie. If you’re into that.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 07/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Leesburg, Nightlife | Tags:  Leesburg movies, Virginia