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Sterling Remembers 9-11 AND MORE

August 28, 2009

>>>Family Fest Saturday August 29 event

Over 100 vendors, free music, live entertainment at the Dulles Town Mall 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 29.

INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor for the 6th Annual Family Fest, produced by Johnson Promotions & Events. An exciting full day event, featuring interactive activities focusing on family health & safety, nutrition, education, community awareness and most importantly family FUN! The event will showcase hands-on, interactive stations, exhibits, demonstrations, and live stage entertainment.

Partial List of Many activities

Families will have a chance to register for a $500 shopping spree! The first 100 families will receive a FREE gift. All families will have an opportunity to participate in the "Family Passport" game for a chance to win fabulous prizes from the treasure chest Loudoun Independent's John Geddie will appear from 2 to 4 pm. For more information go to:

>>>Sterling Remembers 9/11 and gives back to Sterling Fire and Rescue

Sterling Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio released this statement. "500 people will attend the upcoming "Sterling 9-11 We Remember" event on Friday evening 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. September 11, 2009 in the Sugarland Crossing Shopping Center and its next door neighbor, the Clocktower on Seven Shopping Center (950 Community Plaza Sterling, Va. 20164)."

"This free public event is fast becoming a must attend event with lots of music, VIPs, young people, families and helps an important cause that the community supports," said Supervisor Eugene Delgaudio (R-Sterling).

"I am excited that this program is getting a lot of support this year. Thank you everybody," said Lainyi Kniffin Unit Marketing Director at Chick Fil A who has been organizing this event from the beginning and has hosted organizing meetings at her restaurant for six months.

What: Event Honoring First Responders on 9-11 and Everyday

Who: Chick-Fil-A, Store Owners, Shopping Center Managers, Bands, VIPs, Citizens

Where: Parking Lot of Chick-Fil-A in front of Burlington Coat Factory
Route 7, just 1/4 mile inside the Loudoun-Fairfax county line.
Sugarland Crossing Shopping Center Sterling, Va.

When: Friday September 11 2009, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Why: To recognize and present donations to volunteer fire and rescue units


>>>Spotlight on a Local Idol

Headline Loudoun County's Charles Grant has the greatest impact in NoVA

Northern Virginia Magazine has published a tribute article on Rev. Charlie Grant. I periodically testify about Rev. Grant too. For years, "President" Grant has made sure there are buses for in-county commuters around the clock 7 days a week with the non-profit Virginia Regional Transit. He does several full time jobs for Sterling and Loudoun to benefit the public at no cost to the public!

(Quote)While most his age are traveling with loved ones, partaking in hobbies or just reveling in retirement, Charles Grant of Loudoun County can be found assisting with medical emergencies, combating fires or preaching to his small church congregation in Sterling. So how does this 73-year-old find the agility to do it all? "God has given me a gift for caring for people in times of crises and of helping people in need," Grant says. (unquote)

Delgaudio in Worldwide Press

>>>Toronto Star: Tide of 'Buy American' sweeping across U.S.

I defend Loudoun County's buy American policies as an interest in helping Loudoun companies to the Toronto Star in Canada and these comments were picked up by newspapers all around the world. And I never left Sterling.


LADIES ONLY. Please save the date September 15 for a special training session on women's self defense by the Sheriff's department. It will be 7-9:30 p.m. at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy.

Capacity: 140. RSVP PHONE TO CALL 571-258-3049 AUDRA VOGEL. The classes fill up quickly so hurry up already.


Ages 18 and up. Beginner self defense focuses on general awareness and Hit and Run techniques, etc. Cost $30 on 9-26, 2 hours, 2:30 p.m. , 10-24, 2:30 p.m. and 11-21, 2:30 p.m. at the Sterling Community Center Call 703-430-9480. Tell them Eugene Delgaudio sent you


You can walk. Everybody can walk. GSA 5th annual homeless walk through historic Leesburg, Virginia
Five hundred expected to participate in Leesburg Walk for Shelter Saturday September 19, 2009. Registration is at 9 AM
Douglass Community Center, 407 E. Market Street, Leesburg, Virginia Call GSA at 703-424-1555 or visit on line at

Please see Loudoun Times Mirror web article.


The next phase in planting 100s of trees and landscaping is on schedule for this Fall 2009 along Sterling Boulevard by the Sterling Foundation. A devoted volunteer prepared the grant application and Loudoun Water generously donated a cash "matching" donation to obtain the large state/federal grant.

Costco has planted many new trees, shrubs and other greenery during their recent public application.

Kimco Realty, the managers and owners of the Potomac Run shopping center (Toys R Us and Target, etc) are showing a big committment to community interests by planting 100s of new trees, flowers and other landscaping.

Debbie Keating, property manager, has announced: The landscaping around the Potomac Run sign at Route 7 will be changed by adding additional annuals and liriope. At the rear entrance, the declining Cherry trees will be removed and replaced with colorful crape myrtles and varigated liriope.

An additional 64 crape myrtles will be added in the Fall to replace the declining trees which will add additional color to the center. Kimco is planning to continue working to improve the landscape at Potomac Run to make it a pleasing atmosphere to its customers and tenants. (unquote) Many Sterling residents have noticed these improvments.


Park View HS Band's annual 'Tag Day' in Sterling is Saturday, September 12. Park View High School band members will be visiting homes in our Sterling neighborhood to collect donations for our band programs. This yearly fundraiser supports our PVHS band as it performs at home and competes across the region. 100% of your donation goes to directly to the Band. Not home on the 12th? You may also mail donations to: PVHS Band, 400 West Laurel Ave., Sterling, VA 20164. THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT!


I will be at most of the upcoming Back To School nights, so please say hell'o and prepare any errands or questions you need for me to answer. Thank you.

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