Welcome to the Loudoun County

Welcome to the Loudoun County

Dear Reader:

This special guide is intended to convey a sense of community for those living in the eastern portion of Loudoun County as well as provide practical what-to-do and where-to-go information.

The Connection Newspapers has two editions covering this portion of the county: Ashburn, which serves the communities of Ashburn, Ashburn Farms, Ashburn Village, Belmont, Brambleton, Broadlands and Lansdowne; and Cascades, serving the communities of Cascades, Countryside, Potomac Falls, Lowes Island and Sterling.

The guide details how local government works and provides basic information on the school system, as well as details on recreation, parks and places of worship. Phone numbers to get more information about any service or issue are also offered. Visit our Web site, www.connectionnewspapers.com, for additional listings unable to fit in this publication.

While the guide is meant to be all encompassing, if anyone was missed from our listings, please let us know so we can be sure to include the information in next year's guide. The Connection would like to acknowledge the work of interns Justin Fanizzi, Bianca Mitchell and Julian Morgan who researched information, checked facts and collected data for this Newcomers & Community Guide.

In addition, we would like to thank the production staff and its interns for their graphic and design support.

Call or write the staff of the any of the Loudoun Connection newspapers: community reporter Mike DiCicco at 703-917-6448, sports editor Rich Sanders at 703-917-6439, assistant editor Matthew Razak at 703-917-6457 or editor Jennifer Lesinski at 703-917-6454. Send mail to the Connection, 7913 Westpark Drive, McLean, VA 22102 or e-mail to loudoun@connectionnewspapers.com.

The Connection publishes local news, opinions and events each week. Send news about personal milestones, including a family engagement, wedding or birth announcement, letters to the editor and news and feature story ideas.

Jennifer Lesinski,