A walking tour of Leesburg was featured in the public television series dubbed "Our Town," in which small communities in Maryland and Virginia with historical significance are highlighted. Leesburg's half-hour segment on Channels 53 and 56 aired last week.
In addition to the tour, which took the viewer through the downtown streets of Loudoun, Market, King, Wirt and Cornwall, the show offered a view of Morven Park, a 1,200-acre equestrian facility and historic mansion, as well as an interview on the town's history with Mayor Robert Sevila in front of the Old County Courthouse.
"We're very pleased to be included in this series," said assistant town manager Stephen Owen. "Our hope is that it will bring even more visitors into Leesburg to see what we have." Other towns in the series are Annapolis, Middleburg, Alexandria, Warrenton, Frederick, Manassas and Fredericksburg. For information call channels 53 and 56 at 698-9682.
The Brattleboro brass band will offer a variety of musical forms on the steps of the Old County Courthouse at 7 p.m. Sunday as part of this summer's Bluemont Concert Series. Marches, swing and classical pieces, jigs, reels and waltzes are included in the repertoire. Admission is $2; it is $1 for senior citizens, who are provided folding chairs on request, children under 12 and Bluemont Friends. After a 30 percent funding cut this year, the series' board of directors began a corporate support program, enlisting financial help from the Xerox Corp. and the Sovran and Fauquier national banks. So far, $8,000 has been donated, according to executive director Peter Dunning. In addition the Bluemont Friends program has brought in nearly $6,000 this year, with 350 members contributing $500 apiece. For information call Dunning at 777-0574.