Lucketts Fair comes to an end

When the Hillbilly Gypsies wrapped up a spirited rendition of “Bile ’em Cabbage Down” last weekend to the applause of a small but appreciative gathering of bluegrass die-hards, announcer Bob Veatch walked in front of the Lucketts Community Center’s gazebo stage and proclaimed, “That’s it for the Lucketts Fair forever.”

With that, its run as one of the most popular country fairs in Loudoun County ended.

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The Washington Post, August 27, 2017

Multigenerational workforce seminar

There are currently four generations sharing space in the workforce, with a fifth soon to come, according to Sonia Aranza, an Alexandria-based consultant who specializes in diversity, cross-cultural communications and leadership.

Sometimes, that can make for tricky office relationships.

Problems can arise, Aranza said, when co-workers from different generations clash because they have different values and preferences.

Aranza recently led a workshop in Manassas on working in a multigenerational world.

Washington Post, August 31, 2014

Loudoun’s real housewives

They deliver meals to new mothers. They arrange play dates for their children. They exchange tips on cooking and child care, and share recommendations on plumbers, painters and pet sitters. They promote their businesses. And they meet up for the occasional moms’ night out.

Best of all, they do it all without drama.

They are the Real Housewives of Loudoun County.

Washington Post, May 27, 2014

Clergy bless same-sex couples

On the first day of spring, after a long, snowy winter, about 40 people gathered outside the Loudoun County Courthouse at noon Thursday to witness local members of the clergy giving their blessings to couples in committed same-sex relationships.

Washington Post, March 22, 2014