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All Articles, 2009, below.
See also: News Articles 2012, News Articles 2011, News Articles 2010; News Articles 2009; News Articles 2008

 
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Xmas Caroling in Bluemont on December 21

Come join us for Xmas Caroling in the center of Bluemont Village on Monday, December 21! ...more...

December 16, 2009

It’s a High-Hanging, Three-Sided, Purple Emerald-Beetle Eater!

Those odd but intriguing purple three-dimensional triangle “things” you may spot along the road are traps for a newly-arrived pest ― the emerald ash borer beetle (EAB). ...more...

September 8, 2009

Mt. Airy Fight - Snickers Gap - Sept. 15, 1864

Captain William C. Chapman, Company C, 43rd Battalion Virginia Cavalry (Mosby's Rangers) rescued 12 Rangers captured earlier the same day near Ashby's Gap by Captain Compson and 55 men of the 8th New York Cavalry. By mid-afternoon, the New Yorkers had moved up Rt. 601 to today's intersection with Rt. 7, and were resting in the Gap. The day was very hot, and many were sleeping in the shade. Chapman followed the Union cavalry up 601, and caught them napping. Descending the slope, south to north, to the intersection, the Rangers charged.. . .... more... (by David Zincavage)

July 13, 2009
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Obituary - William "Bill" Arthur Kelley, 9/29/1940 - 6/3/2009

William “Bill” Arthur Kelley, age 68 of Round Hill, VA died June 3, 2009 at INOVA Loudoun Hospital. Born on September 29, 1940 in Bluemont, VA he was the son of the late Herman “Jim” and Hilda Kelley. ...more...

July 12, 2009

Friends of Bluemont Launches "If This House Could Talk" project

Does your house have a story to tell?

This year, Friends of Bluemont is launching a new project—“If This House Could Talk” —to spotlight homes or other buildings of the Bluemont area – houses up on the mountain, down in the village, and nearby.  We will be taking photos, collecting stories, and scanning historic photographs and documents.  ...more...

May 14, 2009

Bear's Den Rural Historic District

On a bluff of the Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the Shenandoah Valley, Maral S. Kalbian found herself thinking about the past.

“People have obviously been enjoying this view. Whether it’s from Bear’s Den Rocks or the front porch of this house, they’ve been enjoying this for well over 100 years,” she said this week.  ...more...

May 13, 2009

Village Montessori School at Bluemont

When Michael and Toby Gress moved to Bluemont, they were drawn by the lush beauty of the landscape and the wonderful sense of community they found in this quiet little village in western Loudoun County.  ...more...

May 12, 2009

Bluemont Citizens Association Spring Social

Sunday, May 17, 2009, At the Bluemont Community Center. 3-6 pm
Live Music -- Moon Bounce. Bring a Dish to Share - Meet Your Neighbors ...more...

May 10, 2009

Author of award-winning Civil War novel to sign books in Bluemont

Award-winning author Jessica James will sign copies of her best-selling book Shades of Gray: A Novel of the Civil War in Virginia at the Bluemont Vineyard on May 2, from 1 to 4 p.m.  ...more...

April 1, 2009

New Bicyclist Advocacy Group Seeks Community Input

BikeLoudoun is a new bicycle advocacy group whose mission is to achieve a safe, comprehensive network of bikeways throughout the county.  It believes that the goal can be reached if recommendations contained in the Loudoun County Bicycle and Pedestrian Mobility Master Plan are implemented by the County.  ...more...

March 31, 2009

Upcoming Events from the Bluemont United Methodist Church

Praise & Worship – 2nd Wednesday each month at 7:30.
Bible Study – Monday evenings at 7:30.
Bible Study – Thursdays at 10:00 am (rotates quarterly with Roszell Chapel in Philomont) – at Philomont for 1st quarter of 2009.  ...more...

March 30, 2009

Anne Austin Plaster, 1932-2009

Bluemont friends and neighbors mourn the loss of Anne Plaster on February 20, 2009.  Anne was an indefatigable, spirited New Englander (University of Maine 1954) who married into an old Bluemont family—that of Henry Plaster.  ...more...

February 20, 2009

Call to Artists

Art in the Foothills, an annual juried show and sale in Bluemont, is issuing a call to artists to participate in the 2009 exhibit. ...more...

February 14, 2009

The Great Valentine's Day Photo Shoot

Where does the Leesburg-based Chorus of the Old Dominion come to capture on film its zany essence of down-home quirkiness ?

To the Bluemont General Store, of course, where the bowtie- and blazer-wearing singers were supplied with any number of laying hens as lively props for a photo shoot to produce advertising pictures for the chorus’s Valentine serenades.  ...more...

February 12, 2009

Art in the Foothills

The 6th annual art show and sale will be held Mother's Day Weekend in The Stable at Bluemont Vineyard just outside the charming 19th century village of Bluemont.  The Stable, a beautifully renovated building set on the slopes above Great Country Farms, boasts a spectacular view of Loudoun Valley and is a wonderful venue for both artists and visitors. ...more...

February 11, 2009

Losses in Our Community

In the last few weeks we have suffered some losses of friends and neighbors. We wanted to mention three of them here: Father Michael Kelly, Tippy Payne, and Bruce Kiefer. ...more...

February 10, 2009

Bluemont’s E.E. Lake Store: Past, Present, and Future

In its early 1900s’ heyday, the E.E. Lake Store was home to several different enterprises—a general store, a barbershop, a bank, the post office, and a meeting and dance hall upstairs—a variety of uses that might put a modern day shopping mall to shame.  Built around 1901, the oversized store building with  its cream-colored stucco, light green trim, and plate glass windows displaying antique items still dominates Bluemont village today. ...more...

January 8, 2009

Bluemont's Old Post Office, Brick Home Being Refurbished

Workmen.  Trucks.  Mega dumpsters.  What is going on at the corner of Railroad Street and Snickersville Turnpike?

Bluemont resident Jamie Hogan, who last year purchased the property across the turnpike from the U.S. Post Office from Bob Hoffman, is now engaged in fixing up both of the structures on the place.  The property contains a small brick home and a white building that once housed the Bluemont post office.  ...more...

January 7, 2009

BCA: Serving Bluemont in Many Ways

“People sometimes worry that they are too busy to participate,” comments Patti Pettit, President of the Bluemont Citizens Association (BCA).  “But in order to live a rich and full life, choose to volunteer and become involved in your community.”

To find out what’s going on in Bluemont, to propose a civic project, to get buy-in for a pet project, to make an announcement, or to meet and work with some of the most capable people in local affairs, consider attending a BCA meeting. ...more...

January 6 , 2009