How the mountain found me, and how I changed By Peter Weeks Eight years ago, nostalgic for the Green Mountains of Vermont where I lived for many years, a real estate agent showed me a property on the Blue Ridge with stunning views of the […]
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017 – 7:00 PM Goose Creek Friends Meeting 18204 Lincoln Road Lincoln, VA 20132 Don’t miss the opportunity to attend an advanced free screening of From the Ashes, a groundbreaking new documentary produced by Radical Media in partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies that goes beyond the […]
A little time on the in the woods to regain perspective By Irv Snyder Today’s solo hike was prompted by a week of frustration from dealing with problems related to hardware (broken tractor) and software (wrestling with a computer program conundrum). All are largely resolved […]
The AT, the Blue Ridge, and 50 years of memories By Mark Shields Many people don’t know my background. That’s fine with me. Because with the advent of “The Information Highway,” I’m finding that the more people don’t know about me, the better off I […]
Dear Friends and Neighbors, As we indicated in our post of May 19, 2016, AT&T is proposing to construct a 160,000 square foot facility (the equivalent of nearly 3 football fields) on their property at the top of Short Hill Mountain. The proposed structure would […]
With little public notice or input, the Loudoun County Planning Commission has voted to approve AT&T’s request for a commission permit to build a 160,000 square foot (3.5 acre), 35 foot tall facility on the ridge of Short Hill Mountain in western Loudoun. The Commission’s […]
The 2015 Friend of the Mountain Award was presented to the Potomac Appalachain Trail Club “in recognition of their longstanding work through volunteer efforts, education, and advocacy to protect the Appalachian Trail and adjacent lands along the Mid-Atlantic section of the Blue Ridge Mountains, ever mindful of the need […]
The B Chord Brewery is seeking a license as a craft beer brewery on a tract of land on Foggy Bottom Road, a gravel road parallel to and at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains. A FORMAL HEARING WILL BE HELD ON NOVEMBER 24, 2015 AT 8:30 A.M. IN THE OFFICE OF THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, COUNTY OF LOUDOUN, 1 HARRISON STREET, […]