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Featured Vineyard - La Grange

October is Wine Month in Virginia. This week, I will be featuring a different Loudoun Vineyard each day (some may be good, some not so good...in my humble opinion). Living in Loudoun County, you will find some phenomenal vineyards! Being an avid wine drinker (but not a wine connoisseur by any means), I have found a few to be my favorite escapes with the total package of great wine, great views, great company and great hospitality. But with all of them, they all have a distinct taste of wine and personality that might suit one and not the other.

Today's feature is going to be one of my favorite vineyards, La Grange

Runner's Galore!

Being that it is now Fall, it's time for many communities and organizations holding Runs. There are quite a few going on in the next few months around the area and here are some links to them.

Get out there, get involved, get healthy and run for some fantastic causes!

http://www.active.com/running/haymarket-va/iron-aiden-5k-2010-kx305

http://www.active.com/running/reston-va/the-perfect-10-10-miler-and-10k-2010

http://www.susco8k.com/

http://www.heritagehalfmarathon.com/

http://www.active.com/running/stone-ridge-va/stone-ridge-5k-run-for-education-and-kids-fun-run-2010

Bluemont Hosts Its 41st Annual Country Fair This Weekend

This Saturday and Sunday, September 18-19, the Bluemont Cititzens Association invites "neighbors" from surrounding communities to join them for a country fair. The fair, a tradition of 41 years, is held in the center of Bluemont, a quaint and delightful village in the foothills of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.

The fair offers more than thirty types of attractions and is sure to please everyone in your family. You'll find juried crafters and live demonstrations of historic crafts. Ladies from towns all around will bring home-baked goods to please your palate, and there are even pie and pickle—yes, I said pickle—making contests. There is an abundance of live music, and your children will also be entertained with games and fun especially for them.

Get Registered for the Northern Virginia Senior Olympics

The 2010 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics is being held September 18 through September 29. The deadline to register is Wednesday, September 1! To be eligible you must be 50 years old by December 31, 2010 and live in a sponsoring jurisdiction, which include the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun and Prince William, and the cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. $10 includes one event and the following events are open:

Track & field, team line dance, racquetball, ten pin bowling, eight ball pool, Wii bowling, bocce, tennis, table tennis, fencing, golf, shuffleboard, chess, miniature golf, bunco, horseshoes, softball hit & throw, backgammon, scrabble, cribbage, yo-yo tricks, duplicate bridge, swimming, diving, pickleball, men’s basketball,  men’s and women’s free throw basketball

For more information you can visit www.nvso.us or call 703-228-4721.

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Autumn Arts & Crafts Festival Coming Soon

Sterling’s Autumn Arts and Craft Festival is on Saturday, September 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. You don’t want to miss the vast array of vendors at this festival. Attendees will get the opportunity to tour the Lanesville House, enjoy live music and watch craft demonstrations.

Children will get the opportunity to make scarecrows, paint pumpkins, and play games. The festival will be held at Claude Moore Park in the Lanesville Heritage Area at 21544 Old Vestal’s Gap Road in Sterling, VA.

For more information you can visit www.loudoun.gov/claudemoorpark

 

 

Cascades Farmers Market to Continue Into Fall

Come out and support your local farmers market every Sunday at The Senior Center. There is local produce and goods at this open-air farmer’s market that is running now until October 25.

The market is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and The Senior Center is located at 21060 Whitfield Place in Sterling, VA. Come check it out!

Calling all Senior Citizen Poker Players

The Loudoun County Senior Center in Sterling, VA offers poker every Tuesday and Thursday from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. All center members are free, and for others the cost is only $1.00. The center is located at 21060 Whitfield Place.

Must be 55 years of age or older. For more information you can call the Loudoun County Senior Center at Cascades at 703-430-2397. Bring your poker face!