Building a Backyard Lifestyle with Town & Country Pools

Burton Gray’s love of the water began at age five and he swam competitively at Virginia Tech until he was 20. By a stroke of fortune, he grew up next to the founder of Town & Country Pools, and found his first job with the company after college – first in construction and later in sales. By 1997, he was…

Start With the Stone

Stone countertops come in endless variety and can be cut and polished to fit any space. You are selecting not just color and texture, but stone that harmonizes your design in the most suitable material for your space. 

2020’s Hottest Entertainment Appliances

Google Home or Amazon Echo appliances that can order your groceries, ovens that can air-fry, colorful cabinetry and specialty sinks that wash your dishes are just a few awe-inspiring trends in home appliances for 2020. But to Christy Oliff, marketing VP of Appliance Distributors Unlimited (, there are three “must have” appliances if you love to entertain.

Coming Home

Home is family. Home is friendship, and growing up, and love. Home is security. This is the place we gather for many of the most important memories of our lives. We personalize our spaces and there is no home exactly the same. Then it is these collections of homes and the people in them that make up the fabric … Continued

The Kane Way

Josh Kane, at 44, looks too young to be marking his 30th year in business – until you realize that he started Kane Landscaping in 4th Grade. With the help of some good friends and his dad, he maintained the business during the week while he attended Virginia Tech studying landscape contracting, horticulture and business. It’s very much a family…

10 Questions to Ask Your Realtor

March will set records in Loudoun County for home listing prices, primarily due to scarcity. Pamela Jones of Extraordinary Transitions, Long & Foster Realtors, warns home sellers, “If you wait until the metro opens, you’ll have missed the best marketing window in a decade.”

Shawn Mitchell Marks a Decade of Service

Ten years after founding Modern Mechanical in Loudoun County, philanthropy and customer service combine to form Shawn Mitchell’s success formula.

March 2020 Around Town

Is Dying Well is as Important as Living Well? Out this month from Dr. Martha Callihan of Five Stones Wellness is a book that asserts that it’s not only possible but advisable to plan for a “good death.” In A Death Lived, she relates the experience of having to say “good-bye” to her spouse. She … Continued

Ice Sculpting Celebrates our Brief Cold Snap

The Villages at Leesburg picked precisely the right weekend to stage an ice-sculpting outing for kids and adults alike. Congrats to Todd Dawson for taking first place with his amazing panther sculpture. You can follow him this month as he competes in the WORLD ice sculpture competition in Fairbanks! See Http://

Hunger and Next-Gen Leadership Highlight 2020 Chamber Community Leader Awards

Katie Barchas Wilson, who runs the county's 40 under 40 awards competition, took a young professionals award; Jimmy Olevson, MainStreet Bank, was tapped as executive leader, The Zone won for small organization, and Falcon Heating & Air Conditioning won for large organization. Jennifer Montgomery, non-profit leader from Loudoun Hunger Relief, urged everyone to, "pick a cause and … Continued