Loudoun County’s Great Amazing Race Offers Family Fun

Loudoun County’s Great Amazing Race Offers Family Fun

The summer season is about spending time with family and friends. While school is out, kids are able to enjoy their time doing fun activities and bonding with their loved ones to create lasting memories.

In Loudoun County this weekend, there will be plenty of opportunities for family fun because The Great Amazing Race, similar to the popular TV show, will be held at Claude Moore Park on Saturday, July 27.  A mile-long course interspersed with different challenge stations awaits participants, ensuring a good time for everyone.  The race is open to all kids and adults. A team of two is required to join the race, and it can contain one kid and one adult or two kids and two adults.  There is a limited number of slots, and only 100 pairs will be allowed to participate, so early reservations are encouraged. Participants can reserve a spot and then add their teammates later on. A $40 admission is required to sign up for the race, though spectators may watch for free.

The Great Amazing Race will include challenges such as piggybacks and mummy wraps. This will allow participants to also enjoy and bond with their teammates and not just concentrate on the competition alone.

The race will start at 4:00 p.m. and end at 6:00 p.m. Winners will be determined per division: Grades K-4, Grades 5-12, and Adults. Medals will be awarded to the winners, who will also be qualified for the championship race in Cincinnati or New Orleans.

Dorri Scott
Loudoun Woman Magazine

The Secret Stuff

Do you want to live a happier life?

Do you want to see your business soar to new heights?

All the answers can be found in The Secret Stuff!

The Secret Stuff

Lisa Geraci Rigoni and Cindy Battino have come together to assist people in manifesting their longings for freedom, joy and abundance. Lisa, Chief DeClutter Officer of Leave it to Lisa, guides her clients as they sort through, sort out, and get rid of the “outside” stuff that is dragging them down. Cindy, founder of Transformational Healing, is a life coach and energy worker who helps her clients identify and change the “inside” stuff that is keeping them stuck. Cindy and Lisa understand that the exterior world that their clients create is a reflection of their emotional, mental and spiritual interior world. Between the two of them, these Italian “sisters” have over 50 years of combined insight, skill, and passion for their work. They have transformed hundreds of people’s lives – inside and out.

Cindy and Lisa envision The Secret Stuff as a large treasure chest, which holds longings and dreams, talents, essence, and the most precious and most uncomfortable parts of self. These uncomfortable pieces can be negative beliefs, behaviors, reactions, and failures. By keeping the lid tightly shut, these parts stay hidden from the world to prevent judgment and humiliation. When, in truth, EVERYONE has a chest full of Secret Stuff. By attempting to keep these perceived negative parts imprisoned, they unknowingly also hide and shelter the most precious and beautiful pieces of self.

Cindy and Lisa create a safe environment where everyone’s Secret Stuff is respected and seen for its power and truth. Cindy ex- plains, “By examining your Secret Stuff a new world of self-acceptance, appreciation and compassion opens up. Balance, gratitude, healthy boundaries are within your reach.” Lisa continues, “It is a place where you can finally release the stuff that has been holding you down so that you can reach your true potential. We love watching our clients fly!”

Cindy and Lisa want to ask you: “Are you ready to strike a match that will light the path to your true potential? Are you ready to be joyful and abundant in all areas of your life? Are you ready to soar to new heights?”

To be one of the first to receive our FREE video: “The Secret Stuff – Step One…” email Cindy and Lisa at: cindy@transform-heal.com; or lisa@uleaveittolisa.com. You will receive an email confirmation with the ex- clusive password to view this FREE video and have access to information about our upcoming workshops.

-Cindy Battino and Lisa Geraci Rigoni


Annual County Fair Held in Loudoun County at the End of July

Annual County Fair Held in Loudoun County at the End of July

The Annual Loudoun County Fair is only a few days away. Residents of Leesburg as well as regular visitors will once again get to enjoy a yearly treat of entertainment and fun activities for one entire week. Starting on Monday, July 29, with pre-fair activities on July 28, the Loudoun County Fairgounds will open its gates to welcome fair enthusiasts for a day of shows, games, and lots of fun.

On opening day, July 29, some of the highlights of the fair will include the Fair Dedication & Opening Ceremony, Corn on the Cob Eating Contest, and Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby.

Tuesday, July 30, will feature events like sheep showmanship, the egg toss contest, swine showmanship, k9’s in Flight-Frisbee Dog Entertainment, Fast Action Motor Sports, and the 1st Virginia Cowboy Mounted Shooting Demonstration.

On Wednesday, July 31, some of the events will include an open pet show, an Oreo stacking contest, “Life on the Farm” with Farmer Tom, Ownership Sheep Breed Show, and live entertainment with Chris Winward.

On Thursday, August 1, there will be bingo for senior citizens as well as Horse Demonstration, Poultry Showmanship, Rabbit Show, and the Pie Eating Contest.

Everyone will enjoy Friday, August 2, with shows such as Bunny Dress Up, Round Robin Competition, Watermelon Eating Contest, and the Livestock Auction.

The last day of the fair will host shows including Livestock Obstacle Course, Wildlife Ambassador’s Children’s Show, Super Farmer Competition, and Kiss-a-Pig Contest.

The Loudoun County Fair will be open to all with an admission of $10 for adults and $5 for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Weekly passes will cost $25 per adult and $10 for children between 6 and 12. Children below 6 are free of charge.

Dorri Scott
Loudoun Woman Magazine

Got Pap? Five Minutes Could Save Your Life!

Got Pap?

The pap smear is a screening test for cervical cancer. It takes five minutes and can save mil- lions of women’s lives. The incidence of cervical cancer has decreased more than 50% in the past 30 years because of wide spread screening with the Pap smear. In
1975, the rate was 14.8 per 100,000 women in the United States. In 2006, it had been reduced to 6.5 per 100,000 women. Death from cervical cancer has also decreased significantly. The American Cancer Society estimated that in 2009, there were about 11,000 new cases of cervical cancer and about 4,000 deaths from the disease.

Of the 11,000 new cases that were diagnosed, it is estimated that 50% of those women had never had a Pap smear done and another 10% had not been screened within the past 5 years. Over the past 10 years, a lot of in- formation regarding the causes of cervical cancer,

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), vaccines, screening intervals has been in the media. So who should we listen to? Your health care provider should be able to provide you with the most recent and up-to-date information on most topics.


In the past, the recommendation was that women have a Pap smear and pelvic examination each year. There were no caveats as to whether or not she had reached a certain age or whether she was sexually active. However, over the

past 5 years, with the additional knowledge that has been gained with causative factors for cervical cancer to include exposure to the Human Papilloma Virus, new guidelines have been recommended. The first Pap smear should be done 3 years after the onset of sexual intercourse or by age 21. The incidence of cervical cancer is very rare in adolescents and therefore one of the reasons why this testing can be delayed until 21 years of age. The intervals thereafter, are based on results obtained whether the patient is being followed for an abnormal result or whether the patient has a history of a prior abnormal result. The interval can be increased to every three years in the woman who has had three consecutive normal Pap smears, is not being fol- lowed for any abnormal results, has no history of prior abnormal results and has no other medical problems that require more frequent surveillance or is not receiving contraceptive prescriptions that may require an annual exam.

Women can stop Pap smear screening in the following situations:

1. Hysterectomy – removal of the uterus for benign conditions such as abnormal bleeding, fibroids, endometriosis, chronic endometritis or adenomyosis.

2. Age 70 – the incidence of cervical cancer decreases with age

Although, the women above may not require a Pap smear, a pelvic examination is still necessary to evaluate for the presence of vaginal or vulvar cancer and to assess the ovaries.

It’s a quick test, takes only 5 minutes and can save our lives. Why aren’t more of us going to our health care providers and having it done.

Is it fear, pain, embarrassment or all of the above? Whatever your reasons remember the Pap test saves lives and can diagnose precancerous conditions. Check your calendar and call your health care provider today to schedule your Pap test. WE GOT YOUR PAP!!

Call (703) 834-1071
for an appointment www.womenphysicians.org

Dr. Gloria Ivey-Crowe received her M.D. degree from George- town University School of Medicine. Residency training in Obstetrics & Gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital. Undergraduate Education Bachelor of Science in Biology from American University and also Bachelor of Science as a Physician Assistant from Howard University.

Dr. Ivey-Crowe enjoys reading, knitting, crocheting, and listening to jazz. She has three children.


I want women to take charge and be proactive in their health care. I want them to feel very comfort- able when they come to our offices and see any one of our providers. We give our patients that personal touch, a listening ear, education, sound advice and options regard- ing their healthcare.

See our next issue for Part 2: HPV, Vaccines and Cervical Cancer

Women Physicians of Northern Virginia

Weekend Farm Fun Offered in Loudoun County

Weekend Farm Fun Offered in Loudoun County

In Loudoun County, summertime is a great time for the entire family to enjoy the outdoors, go on excursions, and do fun things together.  Ticonderoga Farms will be hosting a Summer Barnyard Weekend Bash this weekend with lots of fun farm activities and meet-and-greets with different kinds of farm animals.

Lots of fun and educational activities await families for two entire days, and anyone is welcome to attend.  Kids can watch chickens produce fresh eggs and then look at all of the different colors on a peacock. They can witness cows being milked and goats making their funny sounds.

Not only will everyone be able to see and greet the animals, but there will be other exciting activities to enjoy as well. You can go on a hayride on a cow or cross the longest swinging bridge. There are big slides, s’mores roasting, a panda puzzle bamboo maze, cow trains, and huge jumping pillows. Kids can also throw a coin into a wishing well and pick their own pumpkin in the pumpkin patches.

The Summer Barnyard Weekend Bash will be held on July 13 & 14 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Dorri Scott
Loudoun Woman Magazine

Farmers Markets in Loudoun County

Farmers Markets in Loudoun County

Below is a list of Loudoun County Farmers Market’s you can visit this Summer for a taste of true Loudoun flavor! Enjoy!!!

Ashburn Farmers Market
Sat 8 AM-12 PM
Ashburn Village Blvd & Farmwell Rd (Behind IHOP)
Ashburn, VA
Ph: 540-454-8089

Brambleton Farmers Market
Run by the Loudoun Valley Home- grown Market Cooperative Inc Brambleton, VA 20148
Ph: 540-454-8089

Brossman’s Orchard
Daily 9 AM-1 PM May-Nov Leesburg, VA 20175
Ph: 703-777-1127

Cascades Farmers Market
Cascades (Behind Home Depot) Sterling, VA
Ph: 540-454-8089

Crooked Run Orchard
Pick your own berries, yummy! Sour cherries, blackberries, gooseberries

Farmer John’s Wayside Market
Leesburg, VA

Hillsboro Farmers Market
Sat 8:30 AM-12:30 PM Hillsboro Old Stone School Hillsboro, VA 20132

Leesburg Summer Market
Every Wed 3-6 PM

Virginia Village shopping Center
Sat 8 AM-12 PM May-Oct Leesburg, VA
Ph: 540-454-8089

Lovettsville Cooperative Market
Sun 10 AM-1 PM June-Sept
2 N. Light Street Lovettsville, VA 20180
Ph: 540-822-0350

Middleburg Community Farmers Market
Sat 8 AM-Noon
Middleburg, VA
Ph: 540-687-5152

Purcellville Farmers Market
Sat 10 AM-1 PM
May-Oct Purcellville, VA
Ph: 703-967-0431

Stoneybrook Farm Market
Mon-Fri 6 AM-6 PM
Sunday 8 AM-6 PM
A 45 Acre certified farm in rural Loudoun County, VA
37091 Charles Town Pike Hillsboro,VA20132
Ph: 540-668-9067

Dorri Scott
Loudoun Woman Magazine

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