There is a persistent rumor that Spring 2021 is coming to our Blue Ridge Mountains and it is bringing with it daffodils, mountain laurel, flowering dogwood, bluets, crocus and a broad pallet of colors and aromas. As always with the rumor of Spring, many of our readers are thinking about getting outside, walking in the […]
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Introduction With this and similar posters the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) hoped to usher in a noble new world of national sobriety. Of course, what the WCTU and their allies actually ushered in was a world of violence, corruption, and crime. Loudoun County, and the towns and villages in the foothills of Blue Ridge […]
Our world has become very small over the past year. For many of us, our home has been our world. We’ve probably hunkered down at home for days, maybe weeks or months, before venturing out for food and other necessities. Perhaps we’ve been permitted to telecommute or teach remotely. Regardless of the scenario, we’ve definitely […]
and yet Joy… We spend considerable time and energy worrying about the future of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Will the warming climate kill the trees we love? Will the zoning code changes bring more cul-de-sacs and shopping? Will our water be polluted? Will our conservation laws and protections actually be enforced? Will the economy force […]
Note to our ReadersThis is Part #2 of a 2-part series dealing with the zoning rewrite in Loudoun County. Part #1 – distributed 10/22/2020 – dealt with the current zoning process. Part #2 deals with the process for rewriting the ordinance and a few of the issues that will be addressed in the process. Introduction […]
Note to our readers: This is part #1 of a two-part article. Part #1 deals with current Loudoun County zoning. Part #2 — that will be distributed 11/5/202 — will address the zoning rewrite process. Introduction This is a call to arms. The victories for agriculture, the environment, and the mountains that Friends of the […]