NEWS OF NOTE

Photo by Liz Caller

Dog License Disaster – Middleburg Town Council Report

According to Former Town Council Member Catherine “Bundles” Murdock” Loudoun County now wants to “to issue dog licenses for every dog in Loudoun County.” ...

PROGENY

Dylan Winick Wakefield Senior

Inspiring Young Investors

The Wakefield Investment Club is a fantastic opportunity for students of the Upper School to learn about investment and finance.  For many students, this...
Foxcroft School Announces Equestrian Camp

Foxcroft School Announces Equestrian Camp

Foxcroft School, whose outstanding riding program is known across the U.S., will hold a week-long residential equestrian camp for girls June 25-30, 2017, it...
Middleburg Academy

Middleburg Academy Open House

Middleburg Academy invites area families to our Admissions Open House on Saturday, January 27th, from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Head of School Colley Bell...
Five First-Choice Colleges

Five First-Choice Colleges

Reach. Zone. Safety. This approach to college counseling worked for years, but this model is broken.  We need to change the language and approach...

PASTIMES

Lessons of 2016

Sincerely me: Lessons of 2016

Happy New Year, readers!  I hope everyone is well on their way to fulfilling their resolutions and making 2017 a fantastic year.  2016, like...
creativity

The Artist’s Perspective

Some forms of creativity can be a very solitary adventure.  Often this can find the artist alone in his or her thoughts of how...

LUNGELINE

This artistic rendering of a horse being led into The ARK at JFK’s Import Receiving Bay will go live in Q2 2017 with the opening of Phase 2, a full-service ARK Import-Export Center, featuring Equine Quarantine/Import, Grooms’ Lounge, and The ARK Aviary.

Animal Quarantine & Air Transport Center at Dulles International: Timely Boon...

Anyone with a vested interest in the horse industry should be jumping for joy about the multi-million-dollar Animal Quarantine Import-Export Center planned for Dulles...
Maureen Conroy Britell

Choosing Sides, The elegance of empowerment

“If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle”   - Rita Mae Brown When speaking of Maureen Conroy Britell, the last...
Great Meadow International

USEF Announces Venue Short List for New CCI4*

United States Equestrian Federation has shortlisted Great Meadow to host venues for a new CCI4* Eventing competition USEF Announces Venue Short List for New CCI4* Lexington,...
Valerie Ashker’s Epic Cross-Country Ride Showcases Off-The-Track Thoroughbreds Photos by Nancy Kleck

Valerie Ashker’s Epic Cross-Country Ride Showcases Off-The-Track Thoroughbreds

That Thoroughbreds are great riding horses, sport horses, trail horses and equine partners is the firm belief of enthusiasts who know, understand and appreciate...

PRINT EDITION

Middleburg Eccentric February 2017, Volume 13 Issue 10

Middleburg Eccentric February 2017, Volume 13 Issue 10 Print Edition
THIS MONTH IN THE ECCENTRIC: Foxes on the Fence, Animal Quarantine & Air Transport Center at Dulles International, Great Meadow International’s Hopes Ride High to Host New...

OBITUARIES

Obituaries

Shirley Peters Hutchison

Peggy S. Drummond

Peggy S. Drummond

Gail Crisp Matheson

Gail Crisp Matheson

Veronica Johnson Bonfanti

Veronica Johnson Bonfanti

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