Santa has been visiting the children of Leesburg atop a truck from the Leesburg Volunteer Fire Company (Station #1) for thirty 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 and ridden high on the shoulders of their fathers and […]

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Back in the 70’s, I lived in the Connecticut suburbs. Standard stuff. But my house was 180 years old, heated with two wood stoves, kitchen on the basement level. I canned and pickled from my quarter acre garden, collected morning eggs from three chickens, baked my bread, sewed my clothes and shopped from bins of […]

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Ronda and Mark Powell, managing partner/co-owners of Old 690 Brewing Company in Purcellville, VA, were approached two years ago by the owner of Harpers Ferry Adventure Center about opening a second brewery on 68 acres to be shared with the Adventure Center. Taking on a second brewery wasn’t in their scopes at the time. A […]

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Mokomandy, is an award-winning restaurant repeatedly among Washingtonian’s Top 100, #9 in 2018, and #4 of Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top 50 in 2017. Widely noted for its Cajun and Korean “duet of cuisines”, Mokomandy’s married owners draw their menu offerings from his five generations of Korean history and her French influenced Cajun meals, ingredients and […]

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We gathered with friends for another one of Inside Loudoun’s Cocktail Convo Series at Side Saddle Cafe in the heart of historic Middleburg. Elaine Boland, businesswoman, mother, grandmother, activist and more, oversees Side Saddle Cafe, Deli and Fields of Athenry, the family farm sourcing operation in nearby Purcellville. Stepping down through a large wooden door, […]

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Traveling 21st Street North, just 3/10 of a mile from Purcellville central is Monk’s BBQ. Hitch your car, click your boots and roll on toward the door. The moment you exit your vehicle, you will breathe barbeque and note a smoky haze that rises above an open attached area. You are entering the domain of […]

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There’s an indoor go-kart racetrack in Sterling called Autobahn Indoor Speedway, named after a famous German roadway completed in 1932. The German Autobahn is famous because on certain portions of the roadway with no intersections or pedestrians to slow traffic, there are also no posted speed limits. The Autobahn Indoor Speedway doesn’t post speed limits […]

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The Cowbell Kitchen cowbell, when it’s rung, must resonate with less classic clang and more chill chime if it’s to match the warmth and deliciousness that is the heart of this lovely spot just a short walk from the courthouse corner in downtown Leesburg. One sunny morning, Owner and Chef Cheryl warmly greeted us from […]

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In the parking lot at Ida Lee Park in Leesburg, early arrivals cautiously sniffed each other. A Cavalier whimpered at the sight of a Chihuahua. Leading with his nose, a Husky stalked a strutting Boxer.  Soon, they were arriving in droves.  Among them: Golden Retrievers, one Bloodhound, Poodles, West Highland Terriers, Chihuahuas and Jack Russells, […]

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A jubilant and supportive community including Leesburg Public House employees, patrons, community leaders, friends and the Inside Loudoun team turned out to honor World War II Veteran Norm Duncan yesterday at the Leesburg Public House. Waiter, Mike, nominated Norm to be the recipient of Inside Loudoun’s gift of a Flag’s of Valor flag saying “I […]

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