Coming full circle
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
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.
December 7th, 2014
Jim Allenson, of Middletown, watches traffic pass outside his home along Main Street on a recent afternoon. Rich Cooley/Daily
Small Business center names new director
November 28th, 2014
MIDDLETOWN — The Lord Fairfax Small Business Development Center has a new executive director.
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.
New Market boosts town manager’s salary
November 17th, 2014
NEW MARKET — Town Council has approved awarding a 3-percent pay raise to Town Manager Mike Ritchie.
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
Middletown, Stephens City council seats filled
November 4th, 2014
Four councilmen reclaimed their posts and two newcomers joined town councils in Middletown and Stephens City, according to unofficial results.
Three candidates running unopposed in Middletown
October 30th, 2014
Three candidates are running unopposed for three Town Council seats in Middletown on Tuesday, Election Day.
Surgeons treat wounds, amputate limbs at Cedar Creek
October 19th, 2014
MIDDLETOWN — Jagged bones jut out from a pile of amputated arms and legs. Stubs of flesh poke through a mound of rags. Bloody body parts sit, stuffed into wooden crates.
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.
Public hearing set for new parking ordinance
September 17th, 2014
Middletown Town Council will hold a public hearing on a new parking ordinance next month.
Groundbreaking scheduled for baseball field project
September 9th, 2014
MIDDLETOWN — Work will begin on the town park’s new baseball fields later this month.
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.
Craft brewing offers growing market to Virginia farmers
August 20th, 2014
MIDDLETOWN — Farmers in the Shenandoah Valley are trying to tap into a growing industry — and they are finding success.
Frederick County to expand sewer, water service around Middletown
August 15th, 2014
The Frederick County Board of Supervisors has approved expanding two of its sewage and water service areas to locations outside of Middletown.
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.
Restoration of former Civil Cricket underway
August 12th, 2014
MIDDLETOWN — A historic building stretching back to the 18th century, and most recently housing the Civil Cricket cafe, is being brought back to life.