Leesburg, VA Industry

2021 Pumpkin Patch Guide

October is near and that means sweater weather, trick-or-treating, and pumpkins. But where is the best place to get pumpkins? Many patches in Maryland offer family-friendly activities such as hayrides and fall fruit sales in addition to choosing a pumpkin. Listed are several places in or around Montgomery County that offer individual pumpkin picking. Be aware, however, that some businesses require a reservation online before arriving.
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Launching Future Astronauts!

Using Oreo cookies, a classroom favorite, kids created different moon faces (and got to eat a treat!). In a dark room, students used their creativity to make constellations with flashlights and paper. Jubilee students really enjoyed exploring space!. To reinforce the theme of space exploration, we visited the Air and...
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Diesel: Leesburg's cheapest, according to survey

(LEESBURG, VA) The price of diesel varies by as much as $0.30 in the greater Leesburg area, according to a recent price survey. The title of cheapest station in the Leesburg area went to Leesburg Gas & Go at 344 E Market St, according to a Tuesday survey by GasBuddy. Diesel was listed there at just $2.99 per gallon. The most expensive station in the city was $3.29, at Shell at 40636 Charles Town Pike, the survey found:
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Potomac River Explosive Test Range Schedule for the week of September 20, 2021

Noise Advisory for NSWC Dahlgren Range Testing for the week of Sept. 20-24, 2021. NSWC Dahlgren will conduct range testing September 21-22, 2021 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Testing has potential to produceVERY LOUD NOISEin communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone (MDZ), as described in 33 CFR 334.230, will be restricted during testing.
Frederick News-Post

North Market Construction

Located in the heart of historic Downtown Frederick, Maryland, North Market Construction was founded in 2014 and grew from a very simple idea: To build better and smarter. We deliver white-glove client service, a remarkable design-build experience, and a wonderful home that you’ll love for years to come. Is this...
Frederick News-Post

Agriculture Calendar — Sept. 20

The Frederick Soil Conservation District board meeting will take place at 9 a.m. Sept. 28 at the Thurmont Grange Hall. Meeting agenda will be posted 24 hours in advance of meeting. The Maryland Grazing Workshop will be held Oct. 14-15 at Western Maryland Research and Education Center in Keedysville, 8...

How a ukulele sent to orbit in SpaceX launch has local ties

One of the items that went into space in this week’s civilian SpaceX launch was a ukulele. The astronaut who will play it was taught by a musician with local roots. Over the course of about a month before the launch, over Zoom, musician A.J. Smith — who grew up in Fairfax County, Virginia, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology — taught civilian astronaut Chris Sembroski how to play. Smith plays and works with Martin Guitars.

The Spice of Life: At Sisters Garlic Co. It’s a Family Affair

The garlic room at Sisters Garlic Co. smells like heaven: earthy, zesty, homey, and inviting. Built near the barn at historic Southland Farm near Hamilton, it’s a perfect showcase for one of Loudoun’s newest agricultural ventures. Leesburg attorney Peter Burnett and his daughters Abbey Burnett Spencer and Ellie Burnett Wallace...
Fauquier Times-Democrat

HAPPENING in Rappahannock

Barn doors open Sept. 25, 26 for the Rappahannock Farm Tour. The Rappahannock County Farm Tour, taking place Sept. 25 and 26 this year, offers interactive activities with something for everyone. Visitors will be able to purchase items from farms including meat, vegetables, cheese, wine, beer, egg-laying hens, sheep and wool products. There will be equestrian activities, farm-to-table fare and more. The tour will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Frederick News-Post

Fair and 4H need to patch things up

Many years ago, I attended the 100th Great Frederick Fair as a 4H member showing a jersey heifer. Subsequently, several of my children showed 4H steers. I love going to the fair and seeing the hardworking youth with their 4H projects, so I was saddened to hear that 4H and the fair have separated. I have no idea who or what is responsible for this breach of a longtime relationship, but I do think it is time the parties patched things up.
Washington Post

Fairfax County approves new measure to protect historic River Farm

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has approved a zoning change for George Washington’s historic River Farm that would require additional oversight before the property could be developed. The move on Tuesday — which builds on earlier measures passed by the county and the Virginia General Assembly to preserve River...

Home on the Grange: 6 Farms You Must Visit This Fall

One of the best times to visit a working farm is in the fall when fields are rich with greens and hearty root vegetables ready for harvest. Take your kids on a journey from farm to table by visiting one of these local farms where you can spend the day milking cows, collecting eggs and snuggling up to adorable farm animals. Scroll down for our favorite places for an authentic farm experience near the DMV.

BREAKING: Widespread Power Outage Reported in Parts of N. Arlington

(Updated at 4:30 p.m.) Around 3,400 homes and businesses are in the dark in Arlington as a result of a widespread power outage. Portions of Courthouse, Clarendon and Virginia Square are without power, while a Dominion outage map previously showed a big swath of the residential neighborhoods to the north — extending into McLean — also affected. At the outage’s peak, nearly 5,500 homes and businesses were without power.

Spotted lanternfly has Virginia vineyards, farmers concerned

FAUQUIER COUNTY, Va. - D.C. area residents may already have seen the spotted lanternfly – with its distinctive spots and black, white, reddish marking. But experts are issuing serious warnings about this invasive species. The bug isn’t dangerous to people, but it’s already killed off two vineyards in Pennsylvania. The...

Lightbridge Receives Notice Of Allowance For Key Patent In Japan

RESTON, Va., Sept. 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lightbridge Corporation (Nasdaq: LTBR), an advanced nuclear fuel technology company, today announced that it received a Notice of Allowance for a key divisional patent in Japan related to Lightbridge's innovative metallic fuel rod and fuel assembly design for use in CANDU-type reactors. The newly issued patent is based on the 2015 Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) patent application and covers a mixed grid arrangement of metallic fuel rods inside a fuel assembly.