One business owner behind several blue lights tributes in Loudoun County

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, landmarks all over the District, Maryland, and Virginia have been lit up with blue lights to honor front-line heroes. That includes the National Cathedral in D.C., the Capital Wheel at National Harbor, and in Virginia – it turns out just one person is responsible for seven different displays, all in Loudoun County.

105-year-old cancer survivor, great-grandmother beats COVID-19

She was born Marie Turri in New Jersey six weeks before WWI. She married Anthony Ferise in 1935, owned a hotel in Deerfield Beach until 1976, had two children, five grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Her husband died in 1993. She survived cancer 10 years ago.