News Articles, History Articles: Directory - 2012
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All Articles, 2012, below.
See also: News Articles 2013 & 2014, News Articles 2012, News Articles 2011, News Articles 2010; News Articles 2009; News Articles 2008

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Bluemont Tower Construction Moves Forward.

Years after years the idea was first suggested, work on the Bluemont telephone tower seems to be approaching an end. ...more...

October 22, 2012
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Painstaking Log Work Is Key to Restoring Bluemont's Historic Snickersville Academy, by Mark Zalewski

With the expert guidance of knowlegeable Erik Westergard, a delicate process began in May to level the floor of the Old Schoolhouse and to repair or replace some logs in the much-weathered south wall. ...more...

July 27, 2012

Updated September 1, 2012

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Cub Gift Scout Pack 961 Tackles Stream Renewal at Snickersville Academy

Boys in Cub Scout Pack 961 gentle the slope of the bank and plant willow twigs on May 6, 2012 in efforts to stabilize the choked-up stream running by the Snickersville Academy, ...more....

May 2012
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Roberta Underwood, Part II: The War Years

In Part 2 of her reminiscences of growing up in the Bluemont area, Roberta Underwood recalls personal impacts of the outbreak of World War II: having to give up her dream of college to help on the family farm; social life with no young fellows around (since "everybody that could breath enlisted"). She also recalls community struggles to keep the Bluemont School open and the origins of the Bluemont Fair. ...more...

March 20, 2012
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Church Youth Volunteer, Tour Snickersville Academy
By Susan Freis Falknor

On February 25, 2012, six young volunteers from the Purcellville Baptist Church made Bluemmont's Snickersville Academy part of their DNOW (Disciple Now) Youth Ministry Retreat. ... more...

March 1, 2012
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Roberta Underwood. Part I: A Gift for Storytelling

Born in 1925, raised in Airmont, schooled in Bluemont, and now a resident of Berryville, Roberta Underwood has a gift for storytelling. In her December 1, 2011 interview, she talked about her early life on her parent's farm, artistic and literary neighbors, a life as a teenager in the war years, and the independent-minded community which started the Bluemont Fair.

This is Part I: Beginnnings. Watch for future installments of Roberta Underwood's reminiscences --covering the War Years and Origins of the Bluemont Fair. ...more...

February 14, 2012
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Bluemont Co-ed Takes Spot Among Top U.S. Skeleton Slider Juniors

In 2010 track athlete Meghan Sullivan of Loudoun Valley High School sat down and googled “how to go to the Olympics.” ...more...

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"Precious, Precious Memories:"
Marie Scott Recalls Her Life and Times

Born in 1938, Marie Scott comes out of the old Black community of Bluemont. In this interview Marie recalls her family, her childhood, and her working life, during which, for 33 years, she was a well-known presence in the Leesburg office of beloved veterinarian Dr. Kent C. Roberts, and after him, Dr. Chamberlin and Dr. Washington. ...more..

January 15, 2012
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