[See below for the firetruck route schedule by region.] Santa has been visiting the children of Leesburg atop a truck from the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company (Station #1) for thirty one years. Since 1988, the year of Santa’s first surprise trek, children have peered out of windows in their pjs, stood waving from the sidewalks […]

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At Mom’s, No One Gets A Pie More Than 24 Hours Out of the Oven To Mom’s Apple Pie Company, I did not need an introduction. But to “Mom”, I did. Avis Cox is the “Mom” of Mom’s, the business manager who spends her days at her desk above the ovens managing her three shops: […]

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Wheatland Spring Farm + Brewery is an inspired, sophisticated, organized and hands-on cultivated mish-mash of ‘Farmer’s Pitchfork and Brewer’s Mash Rake’, an innovative community based opportunity, about the applicability of terroir as it relates to beer, a tangible intact history lesson, a producer of the smoothest beer ever from its literal grassroots up and the […]

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A sinuously lovely drive over Virginia country roads precedes your arrival at the personal, intimate, and very peaceful Restaurant at Patowmack Farm in Lovettsville, VA. This very special destination restaurant is located north on Route 15 approximately 30 minutes from Leesburg. A short distance beyond the Lovettsville Road split, a small sign directs you up […]

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Inside Loudoun recently visited Harpers Ferry Adventure Center and met with General Manager Kim Yos and some of the friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating and enthusiastic staff. The Adventure Center’s enviable 60 acre location at the northern edge of Loudoun County fronts the Potomac River just a short float from the merging Shenandoah River. Woods and water, […]

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The sun was with us as we set out for an Inside Loudoun shoot day destination on a humid day in May. Arriving at Greenhill Winery & Vineyards just east of Middleburg, VA, after navigating the green slopes, curves, shady glens and open spaces along country roads, we commented on our good fortune. After all, […]

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Mt. Defiance Cider Barn sits atop a hill approaching Middleburg, Virginia. The Barn is a beautiful merger of traditional and contemporary design framed on two sides by deep covered porches. Inside the expansive new space, all walls are natural wood, the same wood that is underfoot and that sprawls across a lofty ceiling bearing numerous […]

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Borrowing some lyrics from the timeless language of Carole King, when “this old world starts getting you down”, there’s respite at Cocina on Market in downtown Leesburg where if you “climb way up to the top of the stairs”, you can “get away from the hustling crowd”, and all your “cares just drift right into […]

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I couldn’t find my destination. I drove in circles around One Loudoun for 15 minutes not wanting to publicize my inept relationship with Waze. Finally, I called out to a teenage pedestrian, “Do you know where Fantasticks is?” She looked pensive then apologetic. I added another clue, “I hear it’s a popsicle shop”. Her eyes […]

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To hear Sri, owner of Agni South Indian Cuisine in Sterling, VA, tell the dramatic story of her restaurant’s birthing, is to hear first-hand the agony, ecstasy and eye opening education that supercharged a passionate endeavor into the challenging food industry. Consider Sri’s grand idea to create a neighborhood flyer announcing a friendly sale from […]

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