Middleburg Eccentric

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History comes to life: Christmas in Middleburg

Among all the symbols of Christmas, the horse-drawn carriage is one of the most adored. The clip-clop sound is considered the sweetest melodies, especially here in Middleburg. The history of Santa Claus and his mode of transportation is a vague compilation of cultural versions worldwide. The...

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URSULA LANDSRATH ANIMAL RESCUE FUND GRANTS $57,000 TO ANIMAL...

The Ursula Landsrath Animal Rescue Fund and the Community Foundation for Loudoun and Northern Fauquier Counties announced $57,000 in grant awards to 24 nonprofit animal rescue organizations across Virginia. Ursula Landsrath founded the Animal Rescue Fund of Virginia as an independent...

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Closing the COVID Gap for the Broader Community

As 2021 comes to a close, the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic seems like ages ago. Back then, schools began using all kinds of distance learning techniques in order to keep students on track with their education. Now, looking back, we’ve learned so much about the long-term effects that...

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Bay Watching

Do you love rockfish? How about crabs? I sure do, but oysters top the list. I’m not ashamed to admit I can wolf down scores of them in a single sitting. The King Street Oyster Bar in the center of Middleburg gets plenty from everywhere, but their Sweet Jesus selects come directly from the...

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Land Trust of Virginia Receives Grant from Virginia Environmental...

The Land Trust of Virginia (LTV) is pleased to announce they have been awarded a one year grant from the Virginia Environmental Endowment (VEE). As of Nov. 1, 2021, $20,000 has been awarded to LTV for their program titled Expanding the Elements of the Land Trust of Virginia’s Core Work. “LTV’s...

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SPROUTS Dream Big 10 Year Anniversary Gala

“Imagine a moment. When you’re called to push the boundaries. Where you are empowered to step into the fullness of your potential. Lifting those around you along the way.” The first statement of Sprout’s Founder and Executive Director’s Impact speech perfectly summed up the organization’s “Dream...

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Mary Kay Fincham Garwood

Mary Kay Fincham Garwood, the welcoming face of Middleburg to countless visitors to the village for more than a quarter-century, died peacefully on November 21, 2021. Upon retirement after a 35-year teaching career, Mary Kay became a volunteer at the Pink Box Visitor’s Information Center in...

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Direct Primary Care Physician with local ties Opens Office in...

Sara Kepple, D.O. opened the door to the new office of her Direct Primary Care Practice. She began accepting patients in January 2021 and finds her practice is growing quickly as people experience the convenience of true access to their primary care physician. Dr. Kepple prioritizes genuine...

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The Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, DC returns to Middleburg

For the fourth time, Middleburg’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church welcomes an ensemble of The Gay Men’s Chorus as part of the At The Parish House performing arts series. The chorus will send their brilliant troupe “Seasons of Love” to deliver a variety of pop and show tunes guaranteed to lift spirits...

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Giving back, the fabric that binds Us

The Middleburg community is a vibrant place to live. Every day, Middleburg provides unity, familiarity, joy, and tradition. Consequently, many feel it is their duty to give back to those in and around the community. Many local nonprofits emphasize this benevolence. For instance, nonprofits like...