Friday, May 10, 2013
Mail carriers will be collecting non-perishable food from customers Saturday, May 11.
This Saturday, May 11, is the U.S. Postal Service’s Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Your mail carrier will be collecting canned and non-perishable foods this Saturday when your mail is delivered. You can leave a bag of food by your mailbox for pick-up. You can donate “items like canned meats, fish, soup, bottled juice, vegetables, pasta, cereal and rice that do not require refrigeration,” according to the U.S. Postal Service. Please do not donate food in glass containers. This is the 21st annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Since 1993, mail carriers have collected more than 1 billion pounds of food, including 70 million pounds in 2012. For more information, you can follow @StampOutHunger, like Stamp Out Hunger on Facebook, or go to www.…
Monday, April 15, 2013
Late filers in Loudoun will have to head to Sterling to find a post office open past 6 p.m.
Monday, April 15
For those tax filers who don't E-file and who like to wait until the last minute, a few Northern Virginia post offices are open later than 5 p.m. today, including the Sterling/Potomac Falls post office in Loudoun. The IRS says searly 30 percent of filers wait until the last two weeks to file. Returns must be postmarked by April 15. Are you an early filer or do you typically wait till the last minute? Below are all the Northern Virginia post offices open after 5 p.m. today. Other post offices remain on their regular schedules. This information was provided by the U.S. Postal Service.
Saturday, November 24, 2012
Correspondence from county health nurse completes a long journey back to Leesburg.
Last week I began the tale of a dozen letters that Miss Bess Ott sent to her teenage niece over a six-year period, beginning in 1937. Miss Ott was living in Leesburg, where she was working as the new Loudoun County Health Department’s first public health nurse. Miss Ott never imagined that the letters, which provide a glimpse into life in Leesburg and Loudoun County in the middle of the 20th century, would find their way back to Leesburg more than seven decades later. On February 23, 1941, Miss Ott wrote that her landlady’s sister, Miss Nan McIntosh, had been operated on. She was getting along quite well, but would not be able to go out for some time. Miss Ellen Metzger had been ill in bed with the flu for several days. Miss Ott stayed …
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Despite examining hundreds of post offices nationwide for cost savings, local office moves forward.
While hundreds of post offices nationwide have been identified as potential targets for closing, plans to provide a more convenient place for Ashburn residents to obtain postal services remain on track. The United States Postal Service previously downscaled, or at least indefinitely delayed, plans to construct a full-scale post office on property it owns in Belmont Greene near Belmont Ridge Road. Then, earlier this year, residents were told the Beaumeade Circle facility would be closed after the landlord declined to renew the lease. Postal representatives began searching for a place to open a small facility where residents would be able to buy stamps, ship parcels and find other retail-related services. The following locations remain under…
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Ashburn location to take over Dulles facility
Trying to make the best of the news he was tasked to deliver, Michael Furey, a spokesperson for the United State Postal Service, explained that once the post office on Beaumeade Circle closes next year, Ashburn residents should expect faster postal service. At the same time, Furey explained that the government mail service plans to abandon its main presence within the Ashburn ZIP codes of 20147 and 20148. The comments came during a presentation to the Loudoun Board of Supervisors Monday night. The USPS has leased space on Beaumeade Circle for years, but the property owners recently informed the tenant that the space would no longer be available. With a sagging economy, even property owned by the postal service in Belmont Greene may be sold…
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
A postal delivery driver reported that two men locked him in his vehicle and took postal bags
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Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Two men mugged a postal delivery worker at the Middleburg Post Office, locking him in his vehicle and taking postal bags, according to the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff's deputies responded to the post office around 6:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 27, to assist the Middleburg Police Department with the investigation. The 27-year-old victim, who is from Manassas, reported that as he was unloading his vehicle around 6 p.m. an unknown black male approached, brandished a gun and locked the man in the vehicle. A white make was also reported at the scene. The suspects allegedly took a cell phone, postal bags and other undisclosed items. The black suspect is described as 5 feet, 10 inches tall, weighing around 175 pounds with a medium build. He…