Building a Better Community

Two cleanups this weekend, Silent Auction tonight at Joe’s!

Find out about the stream cleanup SUNDAY April 15 here and please click through to EventBrite to confirm if you’re able to participate on the new date.

Quarterly Boulevard Cleanup is the day before April 14. No need to sign up, just show up!

If you’d like to be more relaxed, join us at Joe’s Pizza for our monthly dine out fundraiser.

Thanks for your support in the community!

 

Sterling Foundation Lecture on “The African American Community of Sterling”

Sterling Foundation Lecture Series #2 ā€“ ā€œThe African American Community of Sterlingā€

Sterling Library, February 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Sterling Historical, Heritage and Preservation Committee (SHHPC) Presents the second of our lecture series taking place on Wednesday, February 21, 2018, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Sterling Library, located at the Safeway Plaza off Sterling Blvd. Join Donna Bohanon, Richard Nokes and Rev. Gregory Spurlock as they weave us through this exiting tale about the history of Eastern Loudoun County focusing on African Americanā€™s beginning just after the Civil War through the 21st century. Learn about communities such as Nokesville and Oak Grove and the churches, schools and dairy farms established by African Americans in Sterling. Understand how African Americans helped to establish the rural and urban roots of a developing country. Many of the structures and towns still exist today.

Thank you

Todd Gallant

Co-Chair SHHPC

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Sterling Boulevard Quarterly Cleanup, February 3

To everyone,
This notice is an invitation to any volunteers who want to participate in the Sterling Boulevard Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, February 3.

All participants should come to BRIAR PATCH PARK (located along Sterling Blvd. between Charlotte St. and Frederick Dr.) at 8:45 a.m. to receive orange bags, safety vests, and instructions. Please bring work gloves!

In case of inclement weather, the cleanup will be postponed until Saturday, February 10.

This service project is organized by the not-for-profit Sterling Foundation to preserve the beauty of the community. For more information, contact Kevin Chroninger at 703-406-7749 or visit www.sterlingfoundation.org.

Please forward this notice to others whom you believe might be interested in participating in this volunteer activity.

Thanks in advance,

Kevin

Kevin D. Chroninger
Sterling Park Area Leader
Keep Loudoun Beautiful
703-406-7749 (home)
571-243-7396 (cell)

2018 Project Clean Stream now SUNDAY April 15

We’ve confirmed our date for the second round of cleaning beyond the Boulevard this year! Excited to be working with our partners Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay again, as well asĀ Keep Loudoun Beautiful, Asurion, Sterling Golf, and any other interested local sponsors and participants!

Sign up here.

Email questions and comments to our site captainĀ here.

We have confirmed with LCPS to hold this event atĀ Sterling Middle School, setting up our HQ by the rear bus drop-off closest to W. Holly Ave.

We are updating the mapĀ (zoom out) of this year’s Cabin Branch segment around the golf course, as well as a stretch of Muddy Branch running from E. Church Road behind the ADAMS center over to Dranesville. As always, we ONLY use public access easements, or obtain waivers from any private property owners, as necessary to access the trash.

 

There are many more details that will be sent out to registrants. Please sign up above, and read more about what to expect here.

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History Lecture with Original Residents December 13, 2017

Sterling Lecture Series 1 of 3

Sterling Library, December 13, 2017Ā  6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

The Sterling Historical, Heritage and Preservation Committee (SHHPC) Presents the first of a 3-part lecture series taking place on Wednesday, December 13th, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM at the Sterling Library, located at the Safeway Plaza off Sterling Blvd. Come out and listen to a casual couch style conversation with several of Sterlingā€™s original residents. Before there was Sterling Park this was a farming community with an airport sitting in the middle of cow fields. Hear all about life in Old Sterling before the suburban development of eastern Loudoun County and what folks did to live, work and entertain themselves. It certainly has changed! The moderator of the conversation is local journalist Mark Gunderman who will ask questions of the participants as well as take questions from the audience.