History Lesson: The Unison-Bloomfield School

One hundred years ago, Loudoun was a predominantly agricultural county whose people lived in small towns and villages. In most of those locations, life revolved around their schools. In western Loudoun in 1916, a modern, and quite impressive, two-story, eight-room schoolhouse was built at the highest point on Bloomfield Road. It was situated about halfway between the villages of Unison and Bloomfield so that children from both places could walk to school.

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Working for You: Disability Services Board 

Disability. It’s an all-encompassing word, one that is used in the parlance of our culture offhandedly as if everyone should know its true definition. Merriam-Webster defines the word as “a physical, mental, cognitive or developmental condition that impairs, interferes with or limits a person’s ability to engage in certain tasks or actions or participate in typical daily activities and interactions.” It may be easy for those of us who do not have a disability to ignore the daily life of someone who does—yet no one’s voice in this world should ever be too low or small to be heard.

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Parenting with Purpose: Calming the Anxious Child

All kids get stressed and worried at times. They might have butterflies before school, a new activity or sport, or even going over to a friend’s house. For most kids, these anxieties are short term and situational. But for many kids, these fleeting worries can turn into a significant problem. In this column, I will share some ideas to help children who are dealing with anxieties.

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