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Week in Loudoun

Center Closes

<bt>The Smithsonian Institution's Naturalist Center, located at 741 Miller Drive, S.E., Suite G-2 in Leesburg, will be closed beginning Saturday, Sept. 1 for its annual clean up and collections care. The center will reopen Tuesday, Sept. 18. Call 703-779-9712.

<sh>Rust Temporary Site Opens

<bt>The Rust Library will reopen at its temporary location Wednesday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m., at 34D Catoctin Circle in the Virginia Village Shopping Center. The temporary Rust Library known as "Rust @ Catoctin" will be open Mondays– Thursdays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays, 1-5 p.m. Rust @ Catoctin will offer a broad range of services and all formats of library materials. There will be story times and children’s programming, public Internet computers, wireless access and book discussions.

<sh>Water Main Break

<bt>Members of the Loudoun County Sheriff Office closed Lincoln Avenue in Sterling, between Fillmore Avenue and Argonne Avenue due to a water main break Monday, Aug. 20. The road closure was expected to last most of the day.

<sh>DUI Arrest

<bt>Members of the Sheriffs’ Office Traffic Safety Unit conducted a DUI checkpoint Saturday, Aug. 18, at South Cottage Court and Kojun Court in Sterling.

The checkpoint started at 11 p.m. and was completed at 2:20 a.m. During this time 194 cars passed through the checkpoint with 11 drivers further screened for possible impairment. One driver was arrested for driving under the influence and another was cited for no operator’s license.

The Sheriff’s Office conducts one checkpoint per month and holds additional checkpoints during the holidays

<sh>Fatal Crash

<bt>A Sterling man died early Saturday, Aug. 18, after a motorcycle crash on Claiborne Parkway.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, James Walter Reese, 31, of Sterling, was riding a 2003 Harley Davidson motorcycle southbound on Claiborne Parkway at the intersection of Route 7 shortly before 2 a.m. when he lost control, crossed the median and struck a guardrail.

Reese was pronounced dead the scene.

The Sheriff’s Office Crash Reconstruction Unit is investigating the incident.

<sh>Single-Vehicle Crash

<bt>A Virginia man died in a single-vehicle crash Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Sterling.

According to the Sheriff’s Office, Michael L. Montoney, 57, was traveling east on Woodland Road when the 2002 Chevrolet pickup truck he was driving hit several street signs and then struck three parked cars.

The victim may have suffered a medical emergency prior to the crash. It does not appear at this time that the injuries the victim sustained in the crash were the cause of his death.

The crash occurred shortly after 2 p.m. in the area of Atlantic Boulevard and Cascades Boulevard.

The crash remains under investigation.

<sh>Volunteer Recognition

<bt>Loudoun Volunteer Services (LVS) is continuing to team with the White House by serving as a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Awards, a national program recognizing Americans who have demonstrated a sustained commitment to volunteer service. Established in 2003, the award was created by President George W. Bush to give presidential recognition to individuals, families and groups who meet requirements for volunteer service, measured by the number of service hours performed over 12-months.

As a certifying organization for the award, LVS is responsible for verifying service hours and delivering the awards. The focus for LVS in using the "President's Volunteer Service Award" is to encourage and strengthen youth volunteerism in Loudoun County.

For more information about the President's Volunteer Service Award, visit www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/. For more information about Loudoun Volunteer Services' Student Program, visit www.loudoun.gov/pio/volunteer.htm, call 703-777-0113 or e-mail pivs@loudoun.gov.