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July 21, 2012

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Today Saturday July 21, 2012

Loudoun County Sheriff's Office Response to Tragedy in Colorado

Although it appears the tragic shooting in Colorado was an isolated incident, the Loudoun County Sheriff's Office is enhancing our law enforcement presence at area movie theaters.


The flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are at half-staff.

Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Aurora, Colorado: Pursuant to President Barack Obama?s Presidential Proclamation to lower the United States flag honoring the victims of the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, the flags of the United States of America and the Commonwealth of Virginia are to be flown at half-staff on all local, state, and federal buildings and grounds in the Commonwealth of Virginia

Aug. 4 First Annual Child Victim Awareness Day- Event will Remember Erica Heather Smith

The first annual Child Victim Awareness Day on Saturday, August 4, 2012 from 2PM - 6PM at the Junction Plaza Shopping Center in Ashburn, Virginia. The event will provide information to parents on how they can best protect their children from becoming a victim of a crime.

This Week: Thursday July 26

Quarterly meeting for the Eastern Loudoun Station will take place in the Community Room, on July 26th @ 7:00 pm.
Get the latest from the men and women patrolling our streets.

The quarterly public safety meeting is part of the agency's effort to better utilize resources, while at the same time providing a higher level of service to county residents. The meeting will be held at 7PM at the Eastern Loudoun Sheriff's Station located at 46620 East Frederick Drive in Sterling (adjacent to Rolling Ridge Elementary School).


I frequently ask you to support these top ten charities. Many of you are devoting your lives to these charities. Thank you for that.


These are Delgaudio's top ten charities in Sterling. It is based on the number of people, families and years of impact to help Sterling. Please support them. Please support your PTOs, your HOAs, your Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other sports leagues. Please tell me your top charities also. During the Christmas and Holiday season plesae donate to your places of worship and all Sterling centered groups.

Tell me any events that you want the community invited to also. Thank you.


1 Lower Loudoun Boys Football League -- needs $50,000.00

Photo Album of Largest Donation Ever Ceremony

Photo: New lights at Bill Allen Field

800 boys and girls participate with 300 families. They need new bleacher seats and to pay off the debt on their new electric lights. Parents raise the operating budget with dues and food sales. And they need to start saving for other capitol improvements which can not be privately financed.

2 Lower Loudoun Boys and Girls Softball Leagues respectively -- needs $20,000

They have been waiting years for LLBFL, their neighbor, to make any capitol improvments. "The largest youth sports league
on the smallest lots" still need little things that cost a few bucks outside of the operating costs.

3 Good Sheppard Alliance --needs $25,000

They feed, cloth and house the poorest among us year round on short notice. Over 500 people were helped last year.

4 Link Food Bank -- needs $20,000

They feed 8500 people each year and growing. Just celebrated their 30th year at a BOS ceremony

5 Sterling Foundation --- needs $2500 per sponsor

They get the trees planted in the median and have a plan to do more in phase 3. (currently STALLED, see item in this news)
Any donation is matched with grants.The humble "Sterling Tree Lady" makes sure every donor dollar is matched by $5 or $10 in grants. Thank you Sterling Tree Lady. They also organize the annual Sterlingfest in Downtown Sterling and need four
$2500 sponsors.

6 Sterling Community Center/Sterling Library and Gazebo needs $25,000

You support the Center and Gazebo by renting it out for a fee, paying fees for events or classes,
holding your parties there and volunteering. Raise funds for the Library. Any extra money usually goes to purchasing more books and extra hours of operation.

7 Sterling Volunteer Fire Department -- needs $150,000

You volunteer as 1,000 others do and please donate money.The county will pay for a facility but all the equipment needs private donations for the 100 per cent Sterling volunteer fire department

(Photo: Voluntary donation of $55,000 from Falcon's Landing to Sterling VFD).

8 Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad -- needs $50,000

You volunteer or please donate money. The county will pay for a facility but all the equipment needs private donations for the 100 per cent Sterling volunteer rescue department

9 Sterling Park Golf and Swim Club -- needs $25,000

They had their annual fireworks canceled but each year they organize the largest fireworks in Sterling with 10,000 people watching.

10 Park View High School Band. -- needs $15,000 for expenses.

The largest group with the biggest costs but the longest lasting benefit. 100s of middle schoolers and high schoolers
play their hearts out in heat and cold and drill regularly for all of us. Sometimes a poor student needs an instrument
or sometimes a trip is just too expensive.

Top 10 Attractions in Sterling

1. Old Water Tower on Holly and Maple. Sturdy, dependable, its paid for.

2. Discovery Park at Sully Elementary School built by hundreds of volunteers from Sterling, its companies, Delegate Tom Rust. the late Warren Guerin, parents and the School administration along with $100,000 in donations matched by a $100,000 grant.

Photos: $20,000 Presented to PTO at Sully ES for Discovery Park

3. Any Church or place of worship on Sunday or any day they are open.

4. Knights of Columbus Parade and Sterlingfest following it

5. 300 small trees on the 4 miles of Sterling Boulevard, organized by Sterling Foundation.Giant Trees or Blossoming trees by the 100s all over

Photos: Sterling Tree Blossoms

6. Olympic Sized and Recreational Pools at Claude Moore Rec Center, 100% fee supported in Giant Claude Moore Park

7. The standard U.S. Steel Sterling house year-round and Juniper Road at Christmas Time

8. Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park with awesome playgound built by the Jay Cees

See Photos of "Older" Jaycees From Recent Lunch

9. Any school or library: 7 elementary, 2 middle schools, 2 high schools, a small library and the regional library

10. First Responders who live here and visit daily especially the new Sheriff's substation.


$400,000 In pedestrian and bikepaths in Claude Moore Park

Modern Bathrooms coming at Gwen Thompson Briar Patch Park. No more portapotties.

Master Plan Coming for Downtown Sterling Gov't Facilities

The county board of supervisors has approved a $99,240 contract to have a firm,
Moseley Architects, to study and present options to prepare a "master plan" for these Sterling area public facilities: Sterling Volunteer Fire Department, Sterling Volunteer Rescue Squad, Sterling Community Center, and Sterling Library. First plan, then public comment. Then referendum on $27 million bond.

$1 million Renovations at Park View HS for fieldhouse

The teams will not have to stand in the cold or rain when they are in the field anymore.

$120,000 in Improvements on Sterling Blvd. (STALLED)
I discovered these phase 3 plans which are being held up and will be resolved with constant attention and meetings. Phase 1 and Phase 2 plans took 3 terms of office to finish.

Trees arrive for Sterling Blvd.

Photos of First Day of Tree Plantings on Sterling Blvd.



$3 million in Route 7 Road Improvements, adding dedicated turn lanes
off of route 7 onto Sterling Blvd. and off of Sterling Blvd.
onto Route 7 with longer turn lanes at 3 intersections. Making regular
phone calls and public comments to "get 'er done".

LINK TO PDF of presentation

Underground railroad in Sterling?

Old Log House At Sugarland Run Farm, will be preserved "in place" as part of a approved Community Assisted Living Village on Route 7 next to the Ark Academy. This Log House may have been part of the Underground Railroad that saved many lives.

Save the Dates

Thursday September 20

Please set aside the date of Thursday September 20 7 p.m. at Joe's Pizza and be my guest (no charge) at the
30th Anniversary Delgaudio Party. Thank you.

Thursday October 4

Please set aside Oct. 4 for the Construction In Progress Update on the Route 7 improvements at Dominion HS, 7:00 p.m.

Republican Campaign HQ Opened In Sterling

Please volunteer at the Sterling victory office. The office is open from 9:00 am-9:00 pm.

The office is located at 21430 Cedar Drive, Suite 118, Sterling Virginia near the IHOP on Route 7.

Contact Stacy Carey at or 571-263-9330. Admission is free. There may be pretzels.


Loudoun County Fair from July 23rd to July 28th.



I did a long report to you yesterday (SATURDAY) but made a mistake.

This sentence in "Top 10 Attractions in Sterling" now reads:

3. Any Church or place of worship on Sunday or any day they are open.

Bonus Postings, appropriate for Sunday

ACLU agrees with Loudoun Board "Attorney General's Opinion on Religious Displays in Public Forums - "Basically Correct" "

Historic Attorney General Cuccinelli's Opinion on Religious Displays At Loudoun Courthouse Requested by Del. Bob. Marshall

A soundly written opinion cited by the Board of Supervisors in their recent vote 6 yes, 2 no, 1 absent to allow county purchased seasonal displays of a Nativity, Menorah, Tree and Santa with Reindeer.

And This Just In The Mail: Hello Dolly

The Sterling Playmakers are presenting Hello Dolly, the musical.

John Geddie, the son of the late John Geddie, as Horace Vandergelder in Hello Dolly.

Also from the card: Dolly Levi is Jeannie DeLisi and her friends are Chris Gray and Pery Salyer.

Performs Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. July 20, 21, 27, 28, and August 3 and 4 Sunday matinees 2:30 p.m. on July 22, 29, and aug. 5

Loudoun County Fair from July 23rd to July 28th.

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