Loudoun County news in brief

January 6, 2014
Leesburg seeks feedback on annual holiday parade

The Leesburg Parks and Recreation Department is seeking feedback from residents on the town’s annual Christmas Parade.

An online survey is open to the public through Jan. 13 and is for people who did not attend the parade and those who did. Responses will remain anonymous. The survey is at www.idalee.org.

County library director to host town hall meetings

Loudoun County Public Library Director Chang Liu will host a series of town hall forums beginning Wednesday.

The forums will allow residents to learn about library programs and events, as well as upcoming changes.

The first meeting is at 7 p.m. at Cascades Library, 21030 Whitfield Pl., Potomac Falls.

A schedule of the meetings is at www.library.loudoun.gov.

Loudoun Cooperative Extension has new director

James Hilleary has been named director of the Loudoun Cooperative Extension. Hilleary will also serve as the county’s new agriculture and natural resources extension agent.

Hilleary was previously coordinator of the Fauquier Education Farm, where he oversaw operations. He has also worked for Virginia Tech’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, where he received his bachelor of science degree in education, county officials said in a statement.

The Loudoun branch of the Virginia Cooperative Extension provides technical information on crop production and horticulture. It also oversees the county’s Master Gardener program.

Leesburg artists invited to submit funding requests

The Leesburg Public Art Commission is accepting submissions for fiscal 2015 funding. Local artists and organizations have until 5 p.m. Feb. 14 to submit their requests.

The town will distribute a total of $10,000 to support arts activities. Artists and arts organizations should submit a request letter outlining the amount requested and the activity that the funding would support.

For information on the grants and submitting requests, go to www.arts.virginia.gov.

Christmas tree recycling offered at five Loudoun sites

Loudoun County has locations in Leesburg, Lovettsville, Purcellville, Sterling and South Riding for residents to drop off Christmas trees for recycling through Jan. 19. For drop-off sites and hours of operation, go to www.loudoun.gov.

Residents should contact their town offices, homeowners association or recycling service provider for information about curbside pickup of Christmas trees.

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