Monthly Archives: February 2019

A Tea Toast to the Vets

Denise Berg, the owner of Lovettsville’s ‘Painted Pig,’ with the tea that helps vets

Denise Berg, the owner of Lovettsville’s ‘Painted Pig,’ with the tea that helps vets

Lovettsville’s Peter and Sarah Roussos are nationally recognized and trained Tea specialists.

Sarah was a contributing business and trend columnist for Tea Room Magazine where she got to meet and interview tea cognoscenti and celebrities including top chefs.

“This was a great help,” Sarah said, “so I could understand what made the difference.”

Legend has it that tea drinking started with the Chinese Emperor, Shan Nong, in 2737 BC.

When boiling his drinking water, as was the Emperor’s custom, tea leaves fell into his boiling water, resulting in a pleasing aroma, and the resulting brew the Emperor found refreshing and energizing.

This historic leaf has recently become a means to ease the troubled way of the retired warrior, of our veterans.  But this takes more than the tea.  It takes some TLC and business sense. Continue reading

Lovettsville Adds Its Voice To Rockwool Opposition

392 tons of pollution from WV’s Rockwool “coming our way.”

392 tons of pollution from WV’s Rockwool “coming our way.”

This past Thursday “Loudoun Against Rockwool” made a presentation to the Lovettsville Town Council, in support of a resolution opposing Rockwool.

The citizens of Ranson, WV, where the factory is to be located, following a June 2018 ground-breaking, are up in arms protesting what this could mean to the health and well-being of their children attending nearby schools and daycare facilities.

The plant is scheduled to run 24/7, and is located directly across Route 9 from North Jefferson Elementary School, and within 10,000 feet of T.A. Lowery Elementary, Jefferson High School and Wildwood Middle School.  These four schools have about 2,744 students.  Parents are talking about removing their children from school and moving. Continue reading