FIRST PLACE GRAND
First Place Grand Prize at the Middleburg Greens Show held at Emmanuel Episcopal Church went to Marlene Baldwin for her design being admired by Melanie Blunt, president of the Middleburg Garden Club.
BLUNT FAMILY'S FARM PRESERVATION HELPS COMMUNITY KEEP SCENIC VISTAS, HISTORY AND MORE
The Land Trust of Virginia has signed a conservation agreement on 98.01 acres in Fauquier County from Melanie and Matt Blunt family. Both believe in historic preservation and preserving the natural beauty of our part of Virginia. The easement that LTV helped create will achieve both goals. More at www.landtrustva.org.
FREE ROOF FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Mia Fleming, a Leesburg piano teacher, was selected by DryHome Roofing and Siding as the recipient of a new roof through its 18th annual Free Roof for the Holidays program after a friend nominated her.
Fleming suffers from numerous health issues, is legally blind and struggles to earn enough to maintain her aging home but still helps others experience the joy of music.
Lilla Ohrstrom is busy at her Youngblood Art Studio in The Plains with handmade ornaments, Christmas cards, mugs, fox tiles, jewelry, fine art sculptures and mixed media painting on display and for Christmas giving. She has five distinct card designs by Silas Plum and The Polychromic Zoo!, produced in limited quantities by Youngblood Art Studio. Add to this: sculpture and woodcut prints by Joan Danziger, sculpture by Kathleen Friedenberg, jewelry by Minna Marston and Nol Putnam iron work. Lilla Ohrstrom, MA. ATR-P, is an international mixed media artist and an art therapist based at her Youngblood Art Studio. She specializes in bronze and ceramic mixed media sculpture and art therapy. Supporting the arts at YAS enables YAS to remain a center for healing through art. For details go to www.youngbloodartstudio.com.
LOUDOUN YOUTH SERVED
Mobile Hope hosted its fifth annual Holiday Party in Leesburg for nearly 500 invited homeless, precariously housed, and other struggling and mostly invisible Loudoun youth served by the organization. The celebration included food, presents, games, several Redskins guests, and even Santa.
Tommy Lee Jones, the long time and much admired manager of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, will be in charge of Operations Oversight for the 2020 event June 1-7. "We could not do this without him," said Emily Day, director of the show.
RT. 17 SPEEDING LEGISLATION TO BE INTRODUCED
Delegate Mike Webert tells the Fauquier Chamber about Route 17 Speeding Legislation. Video from Fauquier Channel One.
27TH HOLIDAY BALL
Olivia Rogers, executive director of the Middleburg Community Center, with Josh Rogers at the 27th edition of the Holiday Ball.