Monthly Archives: May 2010

More about our Oatlands bats

A little observation and research, with help from the Loudoun Wildlife Conservancy (LWC), leads us to believe that our bats are Big Brown Bats (not an exotic name, I realize, but there it is).   “Big”, by the way, is relative.  Big Brown … Continue reading

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Our recent Jazz & Juleps Fundraiser

Our recent Jazz & Juleps fundraiser was a wonderful event.  Violent thunderstorms held off until the party was over (thanks Mother Nature!) and guests were able to spend the evening enjoying Oatlands’ fabulous garden.  We had cocktails and hors d’oeuvres in … Continue reading

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Bats with good taste

We have a few brown bats here at Oatlands who have good taste in residences.  They’ve moved into the top of one of our mansion porch columns.  The location isn’t ideal for our building condition and maintenance, but the bats … Continue reading

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Terrific fundraising event and wonderful education in wine…

Mary Watson-DeLauder, an award-winning Washington D.C. area sommelier, joined us at Oatlands Sunday to host a fabulous, fun wine education session.  We called it Wine-Aroma!  Participants smelled various essences that mimic the aromas and flavors typically found in wines, and they were … Continue reading

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Hail to the Redskins!

We heard Mike Shanahan speak today at the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Luncheon series.  It’s easy to believe in a winning season for the Redskins when you’ve heard Coach Shanahan talk about his leadership philosophy and the strengths of … Continue reading

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Going to see Mike Shanahan speak!

Two staffers from Oatlands are headed to the Leadership Loudoun Luncheon sponsored by the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce today.  The speaker is Mike Shanahan, the Redskins’ new head coach.  We’ll let you know later if Redskins fans can expect a winning season. … Continue reading

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Great mention of Oatlands!

Historic Places Examiner talks about spectacular plantation gardens. http://www.examiner.com/x-46881-Historic-Places-Examiner~y2010m5d17-Memories-of-the-South-in-plantation-gardens

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