The Piedmont View

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Youth from the Boys and Girls Club

Down the River and Through the Woods

A partnership between PEC and The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia has cre­ated new opportunities for Orange County youth to experience the natural environment and history of the surrounding region …
Diana Boeke and Amir Abdelmalek

In Memory of Kitty P. Smith

On April 23, we lost a great member of our community—Dr. Kitty P. Smith. She passed away peacefully in her home, surrounded by family and close friends. Kitty was a long-time Fauquier resident, and worked …
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Outer Beltway Update

Outer Beltway Update

The Bi-County Parkway project, a key component of the Outer Belt­way scheme, is on hold… for now …
Explore Warrenton Trails

Explore Warrenton Trails

See a map with Warrenton’s trails, and find out where to view additional trail maps in Fauquier County …
This is Big!

This is Big!

The opening of the Silver Line this past July was an important step toward a better future for the Washington metropolitan region and the Commonwealth of Virginia. For decades, Tysons has been an example of …
On the Ground

On the Ground

Read On the Ground updates for Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties …
Western Bypass Shelved

Western Bypass Shelved

Big things are happening, or rather not happening, with the costly Western Bypass of U.S. Route 29 just north of Charlottesville. We’re enthusi­astic to report that the ineffective project has come to a halt, and …
Coming Together to Save the Historic Waterloo Bridge

Coming Together to Save the Historic Waterloo Bridge

Last fall, VDOT announced plans to possibly close the Waterloo Bridge to vehicular traffic due to safety concerns. PEC shared the news with local community groups and historic preservation advocates, which sparked overwhelming sup­port for …
The Great Homecoming:  An Open House at the McAllister Cabin

The Great Homecoming: An Open House at the McAllister Cabin

Despite some rainy weather, nearly 250 people visited the McAllister Home as part of an event that celebrated Albemarle’s Mountain Heritage. Bob and Carroll Gilges, who own the building and surrounding land, graciously opened their …
Area Residents Give to Greenway Expansion

Area Residents Give to Greenway Expansion

Give Local Piedmont was a community-wide online giving challenge that sought to inspire folks to make donations of $10 or more to local nonprofits for 24 hours on May 6. Part of a national campaign, …