Building a Better Community

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

Sterling Foundation Lecture Series #2 – “The African American Community of Sterling”

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 American’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 April 7

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 as the Potomac Conservancy, Keep Loudoun Beautiful, and hopefully any interested local sponsors!

Sign up here.

Email questions and comments to our site captain here.

We will confirm the location by March 15. It will not be far from last year’s Cabin Branch segment.

Culvert at Greenthorn

 

History Lecture with Original Residents December 13, 2017

Sterling Lecture Series 1 of 3

Sterling Library, December 13, 2017  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 Sterling’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.

Membership Drive and Board of Directors Election

Please don’t forget to renew your membership and vote for your Board of Directors!

You can bring the ballot to our annual membership meeting this Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00pm at the Sterling Community Center or send it via email to:

treasurer@sterlingfoundation.org

If you don’t have a membership form or ballot, you can find them at

https://www.sterlingfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2017SFballot.pdf

Thanks for your continued support!

Quarterly Sterling Boulevard Cleanup

Attention all volunteers!

Please join us for the quarterly Sterling Boulevard Cleanup from 9:00 a.m. to Noon on Saturday, November 4.

 

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, November 11.

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.