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Middletown

Cedar Creek re-enactors disappointed

Last year, Tom Mack was set to “call” the dance, along with the rest of the Shenandoah Valley Civil War Era Dancers, at the Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment. But the dance, intended to teach people about a historically accurate activity from the era, never happened. Earlier that day, ...

Cedar Creek bridge scheduled to open Monday

The U.S. 11 replacement bridge over Cedar Creek between Strasburg and Middletown is expected to open to two-way traffic Monday. VDOT is asking drivers to be alert for the new traffic pattern when northbound and southbound traffic on Monday begin sharing the single bridge, weather ...

Inn owner will miss camaraderie of Cedar Creek re-enactment

MIDDLETOWN — During the 4 1/2 years that she has worked as one of the two owners of the Wayside Inn, Rebecca Reeves has always enjoyed the Battle of Cedar Creek re-enactment. The annual event is the busiest time of the year for her, packing the inn’s restaurant for two or three days and ...

Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation cancels re-enactment

The Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation has canceled its annual October battlefield re-enactment near Middletown, the organization announced on its website on Tuesday. The decision marks the second year in a row that the foundation has canceled all or part of the Civil War re-enactment events ...

Middletown budget highlights: Sewer plant, police officer

MIDDLETOWN – The Town Council approved its 2018-2019 budget in a special session Wednesday night, days before the state-required July 1 deadline. “I am happy with the figures. We are now projecting three days out, which allows us to know with 100 percent certainty what our current ...

Area professor named regional coordinator of honors society

  Jenni VanCuren, an assistant English professor at Lord Fairfax Community College, has been named the Virginia/West Virginia regional coordinator for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), the international honor society for two-year colleges. She had previously been the associate regional ...

Redskin players will appear as Middletown parade grand marshals

MIDDLETOWN – Middletown officials announced Friday that a Washington Redskins player and former team member will appear as co-grand marshals for the Fourth of July parade. “This is a special year,” said a smiling Mayor Charles Harbaugh, who worked along with six other committee members ...

‘Something has to be done’: Crowd tells VDOT what’s wrong with I-81

STRASBURG – Kermit Orndorff Jr., 64, was one of about 100 people attending Tuesday night's Virginia Department of Transportation's Interstate 81 corridor improvement plan public meeting held at Strasburg High School. Orndorff has a home on Junction Road in Strasburg, and he is concerned ...

Middletown names Citizen of the Year

MIDDLETOWN – Gary Fletcher has been named by town officials as Middletown's Citizen of the Year. “He has done a lot for Middletown,” said Rebecca Layman, town manager. “He is a fabulous guy, always willing to help out.” Fletcher, who is a Korean War veteran, played a key role in the ...

Middletown looking at water options

Middletown is looking at all options when it comes to its water service. In a recent work session, the Middletown Public Works Committee disclosed that it had met in May with the Town of Stephens City Public Works Committee to explore new options for utilities, such as water. They are looking ...

Middletown sets public hearing for budget

MIDDLETOWN – Town administrators at a Monday night work session meeting called for a public hearing and then a vote on the proposed budget. Administrators have the $2.4 million budget ready to go and have called for the required public hearing at 7 p.m.  June 20. The Town Council will then ...

Middletown offices moving back to Church Street

Middletown administrators are expecting to move the town offices back into 7875 Church Street and reopen them Wednesday. “We are excited. We did this for the long haul. We hope the town hall will serve the citizens for 40 to 50 years,” said Mayor Charles Harbaugh. Town offices will be ...

Police academy graduates 13

The Skyline Regional Criminal Justice Academy graduated 13 recruits Wednesday afternoon from its second law enforcement class. Newly certified Deputy Timothy Veach with the Frederick County Sheriff's Office spoke to his graduating classmates. “Looking at my classmates and what we have ...

Middletown mayor predicts no tax increase

MIDDLETOWN - Middletown administrators are working to complete the town budget. “It is pretty much on schedule to be approved at the June meeting,” Town Manager Rebecca Layman told council members in attendance at the Monday night work session. Middletown on average works with a budget of ...

Opening day for new sports field in Middletown Saturday

MIDDLETOWN – Middletown is ready to play ball. Thermo Fisher Scientific Field is scheduled to be unveiled at 10:30 a.m. Saturday with an inaugural game between Legacy Christian Academy and the Blue Ridge Christian Academy. The facility is the field of dreams for two men. Shawn Hibbard is ...

Gas spill leads to a moment with ‘Walking Dead’ actor

MIDDLETOWN – Drama followed a television actor into town on Friday, but no one walked away dead. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl Dixon on AMC's "The Walking Dead",  stopped in Middletown on Friday afternoon at the 7-Eleven at Main Street and Reliance Road to get gas and snacks. He stayed a ...

Middletown council hears about park, panel discusses water rate study

MIDDLETOWN – Park programs and water rate studies were topics of discussions by town officials on Monday. Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park is 15 years old and only gaining steam as it continues to develop, said Karen Beck-Herzog, site manager for Cedar Creek and Belle ...