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News and Events for the Lovettsville Area

Mayor's Message 

Now that cupid has flown away, we hope you got your fill of chocolates, flowers and valentines to enjoy as you read this week’s updates!  

Two Creams, Three Sugars...Coffee, Cub Scouts and Cops!

There are now two great opportunities to get caffeinated and support our local civic organizations and law enforcement! 

First, you are invited to join Pack 962 and Back Street Brews for a day of fundraising and caffeine. On Monday, February 20th, Back Street Brews is generously donating a portion of all sales to Pack 962! If you find you need a little extra boost with the kiddos home from school or maybe an ice cream break, swing by and mention Pack 962 at check out! 

Second, the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office is excited to return to Back Street Brew Coffee & Tea House on Thursday, February 23rd from 8:30AM – 10:30AM for Coffee with a Cop. Come out and meet Lovettsville’s newest Community Resource Officer, Deputy Southward, along with his colleagues who serve and protect our Town every day. We look forward to seeing you there! 

Get Ready for Fun & Action at its Best at the 2023 Mayfest!

The Town’s premiere Spring Event is back! This year’s Mayfest is all about backyard, Olympic-style friendly competition. This year, Mayfest is going to feature the end-all-be-all of Backyard Olympic Games!  Teams of 6-8 will compete for the title of Champion across 8 different events. The top four teams will compete in the final obstacle course for a winner-takes-all showdown! 

Interested in being a vendor as we return with arts & crafts, food and games? Fill out an application here! Sponsorship opportunities are also available, email for more information! 

Don't Take These for Granted...New Grants Available!

The Town of Lovettsville is now accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2024 Local Arts Grant. Last year, the Commonwealth local arts matching grants were expanded and opened to more than one area organization for the first time. The Council and I are excited to continue to make this available to all of Lovettsville’s art community! 

All applications must be submitted to the Town of Lovettsville by Wednesday, March 1st. Applications may be submitted at Town Hall at 6 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lovettsville, VA during the hours of 8:30AM-4:30PM Monday-Friday or submitted via email to the Town Clerk at A confirmation email will be sent upon receipt.  

Additionally, ARPA funded Utility Assistance Grants are also available for our residents, businesses, and non-profit organizations. More information on eligibility and how to apply are available here

Get Your Write On!

The Virginia Municipal League (VML) invites students enrolled in the 7th Grade during the 2022-2023 school year to join its “If I were Mayor” essay contest. 

Regional winners selected from around the state will each receive a $150 gift card and a plaque. One statewide winner chosen from the regional winners will receive a $250 gift card and a plaque (with the runner-up from that region become that region’s winner). 

Winning essays will be featured in the May issue of VML’s magazine Virginia Town & City. See Rules & Regulations for more information on eligibility requirements. 

Opportunities to Serve Your Community

We encourage you sign up for one or more of our opportunities to get involved and give back to your community! 

Our Mayfest Committee has been working to bring back the “All American Picnic” during Memorial Day Weekend 2023 and we will have some exciting announcements soon on this year’s line up!  

Our Oktoberfest Committee is back at it with the 2023 planning and has published a letter detailing how you can get involved! Sign up and current list of available long-term volunteer positions are available on the Lovettsville Oktoberfest website

We also have a vacancy on our Board of Zoning Appeals, which is limited to in-town residents and serves as judicial body for zoning appeals which may come before the town. 

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out the Town application

We’re Hiring! 

The Town of Lovettsville seeks a dedicated, responsive, and experienced individual to serve as the legal advisor and counsel to the Mayor, Town Council, Town Manager, and Commissions, in the position of Town Attorney. The Town Attorney is appointed by the Mayor, confirmed by (and serves at the pleasure of) the Town Council and is a part-time position contracted via an annual retainer or on an hourly basis.  

The Town Attorney assists with enforcement of non-criminal violations of Town Code, drafts and reviews contracts, agreements, licenses, permits, deeds, leases, easements, franchise agreements, ordinances, policies, and resolutions. The Town Attorney does not provide legal advice to private citizens; nor are they permitted to make referrals.  Criminal violations of the Town Code typically fall under the purview of the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office and Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney. 

Interested parties should send a letter of engagement with a detailed resume or curriculum vitae to For more details regarding the position, please visit the Town's webpage at Careers | Town of Lovettsville, VA

Town Council Meeting 

The Town Council has called a Special Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday, February 16th at 6:00PM where we will hold a closed session to address a personnel matter. The draft agenda and related documentation are available here

As always, public comment is welcomed and can be provided via email or letter by 3:00pm the day of the meeting or during the meeting in-person or via Zoom (zoom details in the agenda). 

If you have any questions or concerns, or simply want to verify information, please feel free to reach out to me, any member of Town Council, the Planning Commission, and/or the Town Manager. The Town will be more than happy to answer your questions. Additionally, our agendas, meeting materials, and previous meeting video recordings will be posted on our AV Capture solution

Please do not hesitate to reach out should you have any questions or concerns. 

Thank you, 
Christopher Hornbaker 

Town Hall Meetings

All Council, Commission, Board and Committee meetings will be held at the Town Hall, 6 E. Pennsylvania Avenue, Lovettsville VA 20180 and Remotely.  

Infrastructure Committee & Tree Board Joint Meeting 

February 16 (6:00PM) 
Town Council Special Meeting (Closed Session) 

February 16 (6:30PM) 
Business & Commerce Development Committee Meeting 

February 20 
Presidents’ Day (Holiday - Town Offices Closed) 

February 21 
Oktoberfest Subcommittee Meeting 

February 22 
MayFest Committee Meeting 

February 23 
Town Council Meeting & Budget Work Session #3 

Full 2023 Town Calendar 
The calendar includes Town Council and Planning Commission meetings, special events, and holiday office closures.

​  ***After Hour Emergencies***
If you have a water/sewer emergency after normal business hours (M-F from 8:30-4:30), please call 540-822-0155. For all other emergencies, call 911.

Sign Up for Alert Loudoun
Emergency Notification System

The Town of Lovettsville uses Alert Loudoun to provide emergency alerts, notifications, and updates.  Messages can be sent via E-mail (work, home, other), cell phone, pager, and Smartphone/PDA. Go to Alert Loudoun to create a new account or manage an existing account.  Select the "Town" group, then select the Town of Lovettsville. 

Town Hall Food Pantry

The Town has resumed being a food pantry donation drop off point for nonperishable items. There is a bin/container located inside the door of the Administrative Building. Please place the items in the container and someone from the food pantry will pick it up when it is full. We appreciate your gratitude. 

Lovettsville Community Library 

February Programs:

Storytime Programs

  • Messy Mondays – Mondays at 10:00am 
  • Baby Sensory Playdate – Tuesdays at 10:00am 
  • Family Storytimes – Wednesdays at 10:00am 
  • *New* Family Storytimes – February 21st and 28th at 5:00pm 

Family Events

  • Wednesday Wind Down – Wednesdays at 7:00pm 
  • Animals in Winter – Wednesday, February 15th at 1:00pm 
  • Movies Time: 101 Dalmatians – Tuesday, February 28th at 1:00pm  

Youth Programs

  • Art and Autism (Elementary) – Saturday, February 18th at 2:00pm  
  • Fairy Tale Celebration – Saturday, February 25th at 11:00am 

Teen Programs

  • D&D Club – Wednesdays at 5:30pm 
  • Teen Time – Thursdays at 6:00pm 

Homeschool Enrichment 

  • LEGO club (Birth-Elementary) – Fridays at 9:30am 
  • Science (Elementary-Middle) – Thursday, February 16th at 11:00am 

Programs for Adults 

  • Adult Book Club: The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle – Monday, February 27th at 1pm

Display Case Exhibit: 

  • Staff Exhibit: Black History Comic Books 

Things to Note:

All libraries will be closed on the following days: 

  • Presidents’ Day: Monday, February 20th 

Community Center Updates

(Ages 3-10) Calling all superheroes! We need your help fighting Dr. Boredom. Are you willing to join our team? Lovettsville is hosting a one-day Superhero Academy to train all the superheroes. Come dressed in your best superhero costume! This event is filled with activities and superhero crafts. Light refreshments will be served. No on-site registration. Please call 540-822-5284 or email for more information.
Location: Lovettsville Community Center
202705-01 // $15 // Sat - 2/25 @ 1:00pm-2:30pm

For the activities website which lists additional the activities available at the Lovettsville Community Center, please visit:

Lovettsville Historical Society Lecture: 

“I am persuaded they will do great Execution”: The Maryland and Virginia Rifle Companies of 1775

When:   Sunday, Feb. 19, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. 
Where:  St. James United Church of Christ, 10 East Broad Way, Lovettsville, Va. 
For further information, contact: 
Edward Spannaus 540-822-9194, or 703-727-9758 
“On Sunday, February 19, for the launching of Lovettsville Historical Society’s 2023 Lecture Series, we will hear the story of one of the most important events at the beginning of the Revolutionary War:  the creation of the frontier Rifle Companies and the Continental Army. 

On June 14, 1775, the Continental Congress authorized the formation of several independent companies of riflemen to reinforce the New Englanders then besieging British-occupied Boston. Among the first to answer the call were four companies of men – two from western Maryland, and two from Virginia – who made a remarkable journey to reach Washington’s army that has gone down in legend as the Bee Line March.  

Upon their arrival they made an immediate impact, turning a New England army into truly Continental Army, and further cementing the legend of the American marksman in history. 

Our speaker Travis Shaw is the Director of Education for the Virginia Piedmont Heritage Area, where he has worked since 2017. Prior to joining VPHA he spent time at Historic St. Mary’s City, The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Lab, Mount Vernon, and Oatlands Historic House and Gardens. He holds a BA in history from St. Mary’s College of Maryland, and an MA in history with a concentration in public history from American University.  

Travis is former Vice President of the Loudoun Preservation Society and served on the Loudoun County Historic Cemeteries Commission. He is currently a member of the Loudoun County Heritage Commission. He is a guest contributor to the Emerging Revolutionary War series and has written a number of articles for the American Battlefield Trust.    

The presentation will be held at St. James United Church of Christ, at 10 East Broad Way, in Lovettsville. The program will be followed, as is customary, by questions and discussion. 

Admission is free, but donations and are welcome to defray expenses of the program and to support the activities of the Lovettsville Historical Society. 

For more information, visit or email” 

Pay Your Water and Sewer Bill Online w/Credit Card or E-Check 

The Town of Lovettsville encourages residents to register with Invoice Cloud in order to make Water and Sewer Bill payments online. You can register for an account by clicking here:Lovettsville Water and Sewer online. When registering your account, please be sure to provide the full account number, including the dash (ex: 00000-00). Click here for more information or copy and paste the direct link to your browser and save it as a favorite:  
Utilizing Invoice Cloud for your monthly Water and Sewer bill payments has many benefits and convenience for bill payers.  Currently, the Town absorbs all fees associated with e-check transactions, so the cost to you is no more than paying by cash or check.  Invoice Cloud offers other features such as autopay, paperless billing, and pay by text.  You also receive three emailed reminder notices before your bill's due date.  All payments post automatically to the Town’s billing software, eliminating the need for Town staff to manually post and deposit paper checks. 
You can also check your water meter data status at:  

Think Before You Flush!

Friendly Reminder: Many people are using disinfecting wipes, paper towels, masks and gloves to maintain health protocols, the Town asks that residents please do not dispose of these products in the toilet. They do not break down like toilet paper and can clog your pipes and the Town’s sanitary sewer system.     

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