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    The front entrance of Chris Cooley’s $2.39 million mansion, now up for sale. - Courtesy Chase Realty Video

    Chris Cooley’s Leesburg mansion is still for sale
    For $2.39 million a lucky homeowner can own Cooley's 13,000 square foot home, including six bedrooms, nine bathrooms, media room, theater, billiard room, spa, pool, wine cellar, elevator, four-car heated garage and more on 3.67 acres west of Leesburg.
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    Jayme Stone, the banjo player for Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project, will play at the Barns of Rose Hill on Thursday. Photo Courtesy/Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project

    Capturing the spirit of American roots
    Jayme Stone’s Lomax Project honors America’s rich tradition of folk and roots music

    Broad Run High School varsity softball players show their solidarity for Madison Small by displaying her jersey No. 24 on the left sleeve of their uniform and the tape on their wrists.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Playing for No. 24: At Loudoun’s Broad Run High School, Madison Small remains a uniting force
    To pay their respects, a bunch of kids from Broad Run High School got together over the weekend and played a little softball. Tim Small chuckled at the recent memory.

    Dominion High School students and members of the robotics team RoboLoCo, Siddharth Nanda, right, and Karston Steele, left, oversaw the return of the teams stolen robot Tuesday morning. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

    Robot Red Baron back home in Loudoun
    Members of the local RoboLoCo robotics team have their beloved robot, The Red Baron, back in their possession.

    Rob Kaylin with some of the store’s newest customers. Photo Courtesy/ Comic Logic

    Comic Logic to host grand opening in Ashburn April 25
    Comic Logic will be only comic book store in Loudoun, according to its owners.

    Members of Loudoun’s business and education community present the RoboLoCo robotics team a check for $15,000 April 10 at Telos Corporation in Ashburn. Times-Mirror/Trevor Baratko

    RoboLoCo’s stolen robot has been found, will land in Loudoun Tuesday
    A Loudoun County Public Schools spokesman said the robot was located in some woods in Tennessee, is intact and will be returned Tuesday to RoboLoCo.

    Tina Johnson, president of JP Events and Consulting, and Robyn James with Billy Casper Golf swap business cards at a Sterling Women networking event. Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    Loudoun’s businesswomen break rules
    Networking groups bind together a faction of females forging paths

    A ball for all seasons. Loudoun Valley junior Trey McDyre is a standout on the Vikings’ football, basketball and baseball teams. While McDyre says his favorite sport is always the one he’s currently playing, he will most likely play baseball in college.—Times-Mirror/Rick Wasser

    Loudoun Valley’s Trey McDyre has a game plan for every season
    It was once the standard course of electives for young men in high school with an athletic bent: Football in the fall, basketball in the winter, baseball in the spring, repeat.
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    Sigrid Fry-Revere of Lovettsville at a TEDMED Talk on organ transplant policy. Courtesy photo/TED Talks

    Saving lives at their own expense: Loudoun native starts charity for living organ donors
    In 2013, almost 6,000 people were living donors out of 28,954 people who chose to give their organs. What the vast number of U.S. citizens might not know is the invisible issues living donors face, namely financially.

    Breaux Vineyards in Purcellville is one of the largest grape growers in Loudoun County. Photo/Trevor Baratko

    Wine Wednesday: We’re talking grapes by the tons
    Loudoun County grape growers outpaced a robust statewide showing in the 2014 wine grape harvest, boasting a 20 percent increase from 2013.

    Philly Eagles linebacker, Emmanuel Acho, visited Woodgrove High School student Hannah Delmonte Feb. 20 after she got 17,000 retweets on her request to take him to prom. Courtesy photo

    Woodgrove high schooler to take Philly Eagles linebacker to prom
    A Woodgrove High School student is taking Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho to prom after winning a retweet bet, according to Comcast SportsNet.
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    First elected to the House in 1980, Congressman Frank Wolf will pass the baton to Barbara Comstock Tuesday. Times-Mirror Photo

    Congressman Frank Wolf left indelible mark on region
    Wolf earned a tremendous amount of respect from colleagues on both sides of the aisle as someone who is both principled and willing to break with his party when he thought it was in the best interest of his constituents.
    100WomenStrong awards $113K in grants to local nonprofits
    Around 50 people packed into Shoes, Cup and Cork in Leesburg April 22 for 100WomenStrong's annual award of $113,000 in grants to local nonprofits.
    Loudoun suicide support group battles stigma against mental illness
    A local nonprofit and Leesburg resident have created Loudoun's only support group for those who've loved ones someone to suicide.

    Ashburn Pub has been a friendly eastern Loudoun neighborhood spot since 1995. Courtesy Photo

    A claim to fame at Ashburn Pub
    Gaining even greater fame because of its recent television appearance, The Ashburn Pub has been a public favorite and popular local watering hole for nearly 20 years.
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    Loudoun Lowdown: April showers bring The Donald and Rosé
    The Loudoun Lowdown is a new Times-Mirror buzz section published weekly. Contact the writer at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or on Twitter at @TrevorBaratko.

    Maimah Karmo, of Aldie, a breast cancer survivor, founded The Tigerlily Foundation. To date, its raised more than $1 million for the cause. Photo Courtesy/Maimahkarom.com

    Aldie’s Maimah Karmo has a passion for empowering women
    Karmo, a breast cancer survivor, founded the The Tigerlily Foundation

    The Hill Highl Marketplace in Round Hill has been a staple for decades. Now its doors are open to artists seeking studio space. Photo Courtesy/Hill High Marketplace

    Hill High Marketplace provides artists working space
    In keeping with an effort to be a center of organic local food, wine, beer and art, Hill High Marketplace in Round Hill will opens its doors May 1 to working artists seeking studio space.

    Kevin Grigsby in the Oatlands Greenhouse where slaves once tended to George Carter’s crops. - Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    Leesburg’s Oatlands Plantation invites descendants of slaves to tell their families’ stories
    Much of the long hours, blood, sweat and hard labor used to build the Oatlands mansion and grounds landed on the backs of slaves, and their story has, by and large, been left out of the history books.

    On April 13, hundreds gathered at St. Theresa’s Church in Ashburn for Broad Run High student Madison Small’s funeral. The teen died suddenly last week of neisseria sepsis. The line for Small’s viewing preceding the funeral reached steadily out the door. Times-Mirror/David Manning

    Loudoun continues to mourn the death of Broad Run student
    The turnout for Madison Small's funeral in Ashburn on April 13 showed the impact the vivacious, likable young woman had on those she met. But it also showed a community rebounding from massive whip-lash.

    The Dulles International Airport in eastern Loudoun County. Photo Courtesy/MWAA

    Airport Intruders: AP investigation details DC-area airport perimeter breaches
    The investigation found eight breaches at Washington Dulles, and one each at Reagan National and Baltimore Washington International airports.

    After the death of her husband in 2002, Susan McCormick made a sharp life turn when she decided to pursue counseling. She founded Wellness Connection in 2009. Times-Mirror/Anna Harris

    A mental game: After a long road of healing, McCormick pays it forward
    "It's a mental game. The reality is, I've always been an optimist. I've always believed there is nothing that I can't do. It was interesting because ... the day that [my husband] passed we were supposed to be signing a $2 million insurance policy. And it never got done because he died while we were on our way to get the medical exam that would have closed the deal."

    Dino Coppa of Leesburg is starring in “Fiddler on the Roof” as Tevye in the Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre production in Frederick, Md. Photo Courtesy/Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre

    Leesburg man is analyst by day, actor by night
    Leesburg resident Dino Coppa has a stage career that spans 24 years and 75 productions.
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    Postpartum pampering in Loudoun: Necessary, not selfish
    Most women partake in some sort of prenatal pampering, but what about postpartum?
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    MORE: Community rallies, Loudoun’s RoboLoCo secures needed $15,000
    Two days was all it took for the Loudoun County community to rally around Team RoboLoco and raise more than $15,000 to help the group of local students attend the FIRST Robotics national competition in St. Louis later this month.

    Civil War reenactors were on hand Thursday for a “Bells Across the Land” event remembering America’s deadliest war. Times-Mirror/Ben Hancock

    Local historian, Leesburg leaders commemorate 150th anniversary of Appomattox
    The epicenter of Bells Across the Land on Thursday came at Appomattox Courthouse.
    ‘A one man SNL sketch’
    Comedian Lucas Bohn has always been interested in comedy. At a young age, he would borrow comedy tapes from his local library and spend hours listening to them – Rodney Dangerfield and Henny Youngman were favorites.
    Donald Trump, Serena Williams headline new Trump National tennis center in Sterling
    Trump and Williams were joined by several members of the Board of Supervisors to laud the new facility and the entrepreneur's commitment to Loudoun.
    Congratulations to Loudoun’s 2015 Future Leaders
    Twelve students from Loudoun County schools were selected from many outstanding, well-rounded applicants for this year's Future Leaders scholarship.
    Ashburn man wins lawsuit against Loudoun Sheriff’s Office
    A federal court jury on March 30 awarded an Ashburn man $250,000 in damages after they determined his Fourth Amendment rights were violated by Loudoun County Sheriff's Office deputies.
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