Monday, July 2, 2012
One homeowner believes rail means incremental higher RE values, even away from the stations.
Monday, July 2, 2012
To the editor: I have been reading all the back and forth about rail to Loudoun and cannot understand why people think it is only cost and no benefit. I have done ROI (cost/benefit) evaluations for the private sector and understand they are based on information at hand. Doubters say the benefits are unrealistic but the fact is they are just as likely to be too low as too high. In any event, there is one benefit that is not factored in any study and that is the benefit to the Loudoun homeowner. I live in Leesburg and I estimate the value of my house will be $50,000 higher in 2018 with Metro than without. If I have to pay $200 a year in higher taxes, I am all for it. Why do I think my house will be worth so much more? Supply and demand. …
Friday, June 22, 2012
LINK Against Hunger began serving the Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn areas 40 years ago and will celebrate its big anniversary in July.
This July LINK Against Hunger will celebrate 40 years serving the Herndon, Sterling and Ashburn area communities. The organization began with a number of congregations combining their efforts to start a food pantry for those in need. Though it’s grown and changed over the years, LINK’s mission is the same: Christians linking their neighbors to food and financial assistance. The entire LINK organization is run by volunteers. Patch sat down with three of LINK’s volunteers that have spent many years serving their neighbors through the organization. Bob Ashdown has been volunteering with the organization for about 35 years and is the food pantry manager. He picks up donations from area bakeries, grocery stores, farmers markets and even schools…
Friday, May 4, 2012
Our Cinema Siren takes a look at the first of the summer blockbusters, The Avengers.
The first big entry in the blockbuster sweepstakes this summer is setting a very high bar indeed. For lovers of comic book heroes, watching this Marvel team of a lifetime suit up, bicker, beat each other up and save the world is akin to geek nirvana. It is the very definition of BIGGER, BETTER, MORE! It is an explosion of egos, to be sure. They're like the dysfunctional family of superheroes, with one black sheep causing most of the trouble. Thor and Iron Man. Cap and Iron Man. Thor, Cap and Iron Man. How do they have the time and energy to fight anyone else when they keep beating each other to a pulp? It's as fun to see if they'll get along long enough to formulate a plan or find a way to work together as it is to watch the many and …
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Stone Bridge and Broad Run also win in blowout fashion, giving Ashburn a 3-0 football Friday.
Briar Woods Shuts Out Huskies 38-0 Ask any football coach for some keys to winning road games in front of raucous fans, and you'll likely get the same answer: score early, get the home crowd out of the game and capture momentum. Unfortunately for the Tuscarora Huskies, not only did they not take the rowdy Briar Woods fans out of the Ashburn Patch Game of the Week early, they gave up an opening kickoff return for a touchdown to the Falcons Alex Carter, which sent the crowd into a frenzy and helped spur the Falcons to a 38-0 blowout victory. Carter's return was a thing of beauty. After corralling the quasi-squib kick deep in his own territory, he sprinted to his right. Finding no open running lanes, he reversed field and raced past a slew …
Friday, September 30, 2011
The Spartans will be looking to prove last week's loss was a temporary lull.
GAME TIME: 7:30 p.m. at Broad Run After blowing out a team that’s held a seemingly perpetual spot in the AAA Division 5 state championship, the Broad Run Spartans learned just how tough the Stone Bridge Bulldogs can be, falling 31-30 to its neighbor last week. This week the Spartans aim to regain the edge they’ve had over their other opponents this year – including the early shut 14-0 against Briar Woods, last year’s AA state champion – against the visiting Herndon Hornets. By halftime of last week's game, it appeared the Spartans had turned into an unstoppable football force, and would continue to steam roll opponents right through to the playoffs. But an injury to running back Derril Thomas and second-half miscues contributed the …