By a 6 to 3 vote the Loudoun County Planning Commission has denied AT&T’s request for a special exception zoning to build a telecommunications tower on the ridge of Short Hill Mountain. The President of Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains (FBRM) – Peter Weeks — made a presentation and submitted a letter in opposition to the […]
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From Loudoun Valley High School, our Jane Pratt & Jed Shilling Blue Ridge Mountain Award winner is a young woman, Arya Tadepalli, whose resume is stunning: in addition to stellar performance as a student and as an athlete, Arya has been an active volunteer in everything from computer programming to animal and domestic violence prevention. […]
Background on AT&T Tower on Short Hill Mountain The Board of Directors of Friends of the Blue Ridge Mountains (FBRM) is surveying its membership regarding the possible construction of an AT&T Tower on Short hill. AT&T is proposing to build a 125-foot monopole at White Rock Road on Short Hill Mountain. The facility requires a […]
Volunteers Needed – The Citizen’s Climate Lobby (CCL) is looking for volunteers to work at least 4 to 6 hours a month. CCL is an international non-profit grassroots environmental group that trains and supports volunteers to build relationships with their elected representatives in order to influence climate policy. According to the organization’s web site: “Our consistently respectful, nonpartisan approach to climate education […]
Route 15 South Survey – The Loudoun County Department of Transportation and Capital Infrastructure (DTCI) is conducting a study of Route 15 (James Monroe Highway) from Leesburg south to the Prince William County line — approximately 12 miles. The study will identify safety and traffic operational issues and present recommended solutions to the Board of Supervisors. At the […]
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 […]
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 […]