NEWS OF NOTE

Expansion of Balls Bluff Battlefield

Feds Approve Massive Expansion of Balls Bluff Battlefield Landmark

With a stroke of U.S. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell’s pen, the Balls Bluff Battlefield National Historic Landmark near Leesburg last week grew from 76...

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

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...
Rob Banner and John Cuticelli

Great Meadow Supports the ARK at Dulles & Globalization of...

Great Meadow in The Plains is buzzing with excitement above and beyond the Virginia Gold Cup and International Gold Cup Races, Twilight Polo, Fourth...

PRINT EDITION

Middleburg Eccentric January 2017, Volume 13 Issue 9

Middleburg Eccentric January 2017, Volume 13 Issue 9 Cover
THIS MONTH IN THE ECCENTRIC: The Shiloh Baptist Church celebrates its 150th anniversary, Foxcroft Road Trash Award and Choosing Sides, the story of Maureen Conroy Britell and her...

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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