Coming full circle

Tara Coughlan, left, and her mother Philomena O'Brien, right, stand inside Nanas Irish Pub in Middletown. O'Brien is the new restaurant owner of the former Irish Isle Restaurant. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 19th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — When Philomena O’Brien was a little girl, she moved with her family from Limerick, Ireland, to Rochester, New York. After spending the 1980s raising her children in Ireland, O’Brien came back to the states, where she eventually opened an Irish Pub with her then-husband Brian Coughlan.

All decked out

Celie Harris, a member of the Winchester-Clarke Garden Club, decorates a small pine tree in the nursery inside Belle Grove in Middletown on Wednesday.  Rich Cooley/Daily

December 10th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — The Christmas spirit is back at Belle Grove.

Book reveals Middletown stories, photos


December 10th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — A new book released next month reveals the history of Middletown, along with a collection of “never before seen” photographs.

Passing time

Jim Allenson, of Middletown, watches traffic pass outside his home along Main Street on a recent afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 7th, 2014

Jim Allenson, of Middletown, watches traffic pass outside his home along Main Street on a recent afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily

Officials pass water resolution

November 21st, 2014

FRONT ROYAL–The Northern Shenandoah Valley Regional Commission passed a resolution Thursday evening to endorse adding a water supply and quality planning special assessment to its 2016 fiscal year budget.

Council approves parking ordinance

November 10th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — A new town ordinance restricting vehicle parking and idling has ruffled some feathers.
The amended ordinance prohibits campers

Tent city tales from Cedar Creek

October 17th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — It’s just about the only time you can point a gun at someone, pull the trigger and stay out of jail.

LFCC unveils exciting changes

September 3rd, 2014

Exciting changes at Lord Fairfax Community College for the 2014-15 academic year will help the community college compete with other higher education institutions around the country.

International wine business opens retail shop

August 14th, 2014

MIDDLETOWN — Every wine Timeless Wines sells has a stamp of approval from Mike Good. He has visited each vineyard himself, traveling to 13 countries since starting his business in 2006.

College professor wins Catalyst Award for online course

August 13th, 2014

Cheryl Brindle’s first-ever online math course won her Lord Fairfax Community College’s first ever Blackboard Catalyst Award for Exemplary Course Design. But that doesn’t mean she won’t change it up before the upcoming fall semester.