Middletown

Proffer request is voted down

MIDDLETOWN – The Town Council on Tuesday evening unanimously voted to deny a developer's request to lower a proffer amount that would help counter the impact of a subdivision under construction. Dave Holliday, owner of Holliday Construction, was not at the meeting where the council denied ...

New LFCC president ready to take command

Kimberly Blosser is hoping to stay awhile when she takes over as the new president of Lord Fairfax Community College in February. “Because of my personal experience, and the difference community colleges make in students' lives, affirms for me that this is where I want to spend the rest of ...

LFCC names new president

Lord Fairfax Community College has one of its own to lead it. Kim Blosser has been selected as the school's next president as announced Tuesday by Glenn DuBois, the Chancellor of Virginia's Community Colleges, in a news release. Blosser works as the school's vice president of academic and ...

LFCC president takes a look back at her tenure

Lord Fairfax Community College President Cheryl Thompson-Stacy walked down the main hall of the renovated Fairfax Hall. Some people see the newness of the hall, the fresh looking white paint, windows and additional rooms. Thompson-Stacy sees the students. “We have good kids. They work hard ...

Public meeting to be held on developer request to lower proffer

Middletown officials are holding a public meeting regarding a developer's request to lower a proffer amount that would offset anticipated costs to an area school system resulting from a new subdivision. The public can express their thoughts on the request at 7 p.m. on Jan. 16 during a public ...

Experience days of old this Sunday in Middletown

Middletown will be the place to experience nostalgia and merriment this Sunday from 12 to 4 p.m. during the second annual “'Merrimint' in Middletown". Organized by the Middletown Heritage Society, the event is designed to be a throwback to days long ago by allowing people to tour historic ...

Developer asks to lower proffer for new subdivision

MIDDLETOWN – A local developer of the Village at Middletown subdivision is asking the town to allow him to pay significantly less then previously agreed to  offset anticipated costs to the area school systems from the additional residents. Developer Dave Holliday, at a Middletown work ...

Washington Redskins player named Grand Marshal of Middletown Christmas parade

Washington Redskins starting linebacker Preston Smith will be the Grand Marshal at Middletown's Christmas Parade on Sunday. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh and Bryan Stutzman, General Manager of Jim Stutzman Chevrolet Cadillac, made the announcement Thursday afternoon. It is not Smith's ...

Planning Commission recommends taking no action on alleys

MIDDLETOWN – The Planning Commission will make a recommendation to the Town Council to keep some town-owned alleys. The town has been considering whether 10 to 15 alleys are real alleyways or if some of them should be  abandoned. Some, while they are called alleys, are not functional alleys ...

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation launches fundraiser

The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation has launched an online fundraiser at https://tinyurl.com/y7ttn6x9  a month after a suspicious device caused the group to bar spectators from attending a day of its annual reenactment event. According to Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh, who is a member ...

Supervisor-elect Morris doubles down on campaign promises

MIDDLETOWN – At his first public event since regaining his seat on the Board of Supervisors, Dennis Morris echoed his campaign promises and continued to push for economic development in Shenandoah County. “We've got to look at ways to diversify the tax base and not put all the marbles on ...

Middletown moving forward with hire

Middletown is moving forward with hiring a part time employee in the zoning department. The Town Council on Monday approved spending up to $25,000 on salary for the new hire based on the person's experience. The town is working on an advertisement for the position, which will be up to 28 ...

Middletown looking to expand Zoning Department

Middletown is signaling that it plans to expand its zoning department as it begins its search for a part time employee in the department. Middletown council members at a work session Monday night were in unanimous agreement that an additional employee needed to be added to the department to ...

Cedar Creek vendors: Officials found potential pipe bomb at tent

Around 4 p.m. on Oct. 14, a member of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation’s board came up to John Buchheister and all of the other nearby vendors, who are also known as sutlers in reenacted Civil War settings.  Buchheister was about to start setting up a benefit auction for the ...

Suspicious device found at battlefield

MIDDLETOWN — Less than a day after they were evacuated from their campground due to a suspicious item found at the site and then destroyed by a bomb squad, re-enactors at the Cedar Creek Battlefield were back to fight another battle on Sunday morning. Only this time, there was little ...

Cavalrymen trot into Cedar Creek

MIDDLETOWN — Dan Pinnell started going to Civil War re-enactments about 13 years ago. But as the descendant of Fauquier County natives who rode in the cavalry for the Confederacy, his family history soon got the better of him. Within about three years, he had purchased and trained his own ...

More security added for Cedar Creek reenactment this weekend

The 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek is going to be just like any other year but with more security, Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation President Joe D’Arezzo said. “We’re just going to be doing our normal living history of the Battle of Cedar Creek, which occurred in 1864, ...

Middletown remembers; volunteers needed

Shenandoah County Young Marines are asking people to remember a Drug Enforcement Administration agent murdered in the line of duty. Middletown Mayor Charles Harbaugh presented a proclamation from the Town Council Tuesday to Caleb Slack, 14, and Teresa Hart, 15, members of the national youth ...

Cedar Creek Battlefield receives threat related to anniversary event

The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation received a threatening letter related to this weekend’s 153rd anniversary of the Civil War battle, the organization announced in a post on its website and Facebook page. But the group still plans on holding the annual event Saturday and Sunday at the ...

Middletown officials tour town hall, talk expanding zoning

Middletown officials Monday evening showed off  renovation work on the Town Hall at 7875 Church St. before starting their meeting. Original hand-hewn beams remain exposed in the front of the historic building, as well as the upper floor. The building is about 150 years old. Danny Taylor Jr. ...