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Missing Person

October 26, 2009

The Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is seeking the public's assistance to locate a missing adult female.

Philtrisha L. Hendricks, 23, of Ashburn, VA, was last heard from by her family on October 12th. Philtrisha is described as a Black female, 4' 11" tall and weighing approximately 120 pounds. She has some medical issues and has been known to stay in area women's shelters.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Philtrisha is asked to contact Investigator K. Poland of the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Criminal Investigations Division at 703-777-0475.

For a photo go to (the sheriff's photos is not transfering)


The resurfacing of the road by VDOT on Frederick and Church is being followed by VDOT's resurfacing of four miles of Sterling Boulevard. This is over a millions dollars in combined expenditures and is a major maintenance improvement on the Boulevard.

There are new traffic lights, new signage and markings at Holly, Beech and Church. Look for construction of new dedicated entrance lanes and exit lanes over at Sterling Blvd. and Route 7. This is held up due to right of way clearances but it is entirely budgeted from 2 years ago.

>>Tuesday Night: Seminar on Loudoun County Home Improvement Programs Set for October 27

Loudoun County's innovative home improvement programs will be the topic of a seminar scheduled for 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 27, 2009, at the Sterling Library, 120 Enterprise Street in Sterling.

The seminar is free, but space is limited. Please call Kelly Marrocco at 571-258-3819 to reserve a spot for the seminar.

(I have to attend an HOA meeting at Rolling Ridge Elementary School, but I will attempt to drop by this important event also)

>>Board Adopts Resolution of Honor and Respect for Specialist Stephan Mace

I wrote you last week about the preparations to mark the return of Specialist Mace.

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to adopt a resolution of honor and respect for Army Specialist Stephan L. Mace, a Purcellville native who was one of eight soldiers killed earlier this month in Afghanistan. The resolution reads as follows:

"WHEREAS, Specialist Fourth Class Stephan Lee Mace with seven of his comrades gave their lives on October 3rd, 2009 during a combat assault on their contingency outpost by insurgent Taliban forces in Kamdesh, Afghanistan; and

WHEREAS, Specialist Mace, a former resident of Purcellville spent a good deal of his youth in Loudoun County where he is fondly remembered; and

BE IT RESOLVED that on this day, October 20th, 2009 the Board of Supervisors and the citizens of Loudoun County do stand together to honor the courage, service and dedication to country and the ultimate sacrifice of Specialist Stephan Mace and his comrades in all branches of the armed forces while forging the destiny of the United States and standing up for the freedom of oppressed people.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Specialist Stephan Mace will be laid to rest forever with Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines at Arlington National Cemetery and that the citizens of Loudoun County are asked to always remember the service of all of those men and women and that they never be forgotten."

>>Tim Hemstreet Appointed Loudoun County Administrator

The Loudoun County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously today to appoint Tim Hemstreet to serve as County Administrator, effective December 7, 2009.

Hemstreet, 41, comes to Loudoun County from the City of Miami Beach, Fla., where he has held management positions since April 2001. He has served as Assistant City Manager and Assistant Executive Director of the Redevelopment Agency since March 2005. Before that, he was director of the Capital Projects Office.

He will replace Kirby M. Bowers, who retired in April 2009 after serving as Loudoun County Administrator for nearly 17 years. Hemstreet was selected from a pool of about 150 applicants following a comprehensive nationwide search. LInda A. Neri has been serving as Interim County Administrator since Bowers retired.


Extended Hours for Absentee Voting Offered in Loudoun through October 31

Extended hours for absentee voting in Loudoun County in advance of the General Election on Tuesday, November 3, 2009, will be offered beginning Monday, October 19 through Saturday, October 31.

Satellite absentee voting will be offered at the Cascades Senior Center, 21060 Whitfield Place, in Sterling on the following dates:

Monday through Friday, October 26-30, 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

This Saturday: October 31, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009, is the last day for voters to request absentee ballot by mail. Saturday, October 31, 2009, is the last day to vote absentee in person.

More information about voting in Loudoun County and the upcoming election is available on the Loudoun County website at


Please call me at 703-421-4599 or write me back (hit reply with "yard sign" in subject heading) and tell me you want a McDonnell for Governor sign, or any Republican sign. Give me your name, address and phone to reach you. I will personally install the sign of course.


Its cold at five thirty a.m. but the hot part is being there when the first voter comes at six a.m. Or be there at the close at 7 p.m. Pick a two hour time period that you can help out at Rolling Ridge Elementary School, Park View High School, Sully Elementary School, Forest Grove Elementary School or Sterling Middle School and tell me. I will make sure you are part of the Republican team on Election Day to help host and greet voters and hand out the Republican sample ballot to undecided voters.

>>Bank Robber Uses Halloween Mask To Rob Bank In Sterling

Halloween Safety Tips from the County Sheriff's Office

>>>Stabbing At Sugarland Elementary School

No children are in danger. The incident occured in the parking lot.

>>>STOP THE MEALS TAX 2009 update

The board of supervisors voted 8 yes, 1 no (Delgaudio) to ask Richmond for taxing authority for admission to events in the county, cigerette taxes and the meals tax. I am fighting this and will keep you posted. Many newspapers are beginning to report on this shocking development since the citizens voted down the meals tax three times (1998, 2002 and 2008).

The Republican Party will take up a resolution asking legislators to take a position and for whoever is elected Governor to veto the Loudoun Board's request.

>>>Seahawks Swim Team Raising Cash for 2010 Season

The Swim Team is hosting a Fall Carnival on Saturday, Oct 31, from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. in an effort to keep our pool open next summer. In addition to the carnival games etc., we are also renting Vendor Space for $25/day to local companies who would like to advertise their businesses.

Free Admission Located on the grounds of the Sterling Golf & Swim Club at 333 S. Sterling Blvd., between Sterling Middle School and the Bill Allen Football Field

For more information, contact Brenda Sheridan at

>>>Sterling Boulevard Cleanup, Saturday, November 7, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Volunteers needed. Meet at Briar Patch Park to receive orange bags, safety vests, and instructions. Please bring gloves. In case of inclement weather, cleanup will be deferred to November 14. For more information, call Kevin Chroninger at 703-406-7749 or visit

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