Vance: Thankful and Ever Hopeful

The mere fact that a day after a big snowstorm–with roadways still dicey—some 350 people turned out for a “Rural Summit” hosted by Board of Supervisors Chair Phyllis Randall and joined by Supervisors Tony Buffington, Geary Higgins and Kristen Umstattd, speaks volumes about the importance Loudoun residents attach to the subject. Even more impressive was the level of the discussions, the composition of the attendees—including old farm families and young rural entrepreneurs—and the sense of urgency that permeated the summit.

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Croll: Boy with Cerebral Palsy Has Already Defied Prognoses  

This interview with the mother of a child who has Cerebral Palsy is one in a series that profiles children who have conditions, diagnoses or temperaments that require specialized support from parents, teachers, coaches, therapists, friends, family members and other influential people in their lives. The goal of these profiles is to elicit greater empathy from the community for these “high-needs” children and their families.

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