Police chief probation lifted

January 11, 2016

After 21 additional days of probation, Police Chief Philip Breeden will continue his service to Middletown with close communication with the Town Council.

Middletown proposes town manager options

January 4, 2016

At a work session Monday evening, Middletown council members discussed options for hiring a part-time Town Manager in the future among several other talking points.

New site manager leads 2016 Cedar Creek plans

December 21, 2015

Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park’s newly hired Site Manager Karen Beck-Herzog made her introductions at the Dec. 17 Park Advisory Commission meeting.

Belle Grove holidays take on a global theme

Sue Cobb, left, and Jeane Eastham, right, both members of Valley Garden Club in Front Royal, decorate the foyer inside Belle Grove mansion in Middletown on Wednesday. Area garden clubs decorated rooms in the mansion,  with each creating decorations for the "Christmas Around the World" theme. Rich Cooley/Daily

December 3, 2015

Belle Grove Plantation will be showing off its uniquely crafted holiday decorations to the theme of “Christmas Around the World” during tours through most of the month of December.

Cedar Creek to benefit from Giving Tuesday

November 26, 2015

The Civil War Trust nonprofit will be launching an online Giving Tuesday campaign to fundraise for land conservation at the Cedar Creek battlefield in Middletown.

Belle Grove quilt comes home for exhibit

November 5, 2015

At this year’s Antiques Appraisal and Traditional Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Belle Grove Plantation will also play host to a plethora of quilts from around the Shenandoah Valley.

No bids for Wayside Theatre

November 2, 2015

The old Wayside Theatre is now off the public auction block after no one expressed interest in placing a bid.

When family time means ‘man the artillery’

John Davison, 67, of Cabin John, Maryland, stands alongside a cannon at Cedar Creek Battlefield on Friday afternoon in Middletown. Davison will join his Confederate soldiers today in celebration of the 151st Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek.  Rich Cooley/Daily

October 16, 2015

MIDDLETOWN – David and Susan Judy prepare for their weekend family reunion by setting up camp and unloading their artillery gun on the Cedar Creek battlefield near Middletown.

Preserving war-torn grounds

Stan Hirschberg, president of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, stands outside the Hupp's Hill Cedar Creek Museum in Strasburg, where the story of the 1864 Valley campaign is told. Hirschberg, one of the original board members who organized the first Battle of Cedar Creek Reeanctment in 1990, is helping to plan the 151st Anniversary Battle of Cedar Creek  this weekend in Middletown. Rich Cooley/Daily

October 12, 2015

STRASBURG – Reenactments of the Battle of Cedar Creek have brought marching troops and the crack of gunfire to Middletown for many years, but the fields would be a dead end in Civil War history without the efforts of the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation.

Innkeepers to welcome holiday customers

September 29, 2015

Upcoming holiday celebrations will help to bolster the historic Wayside Inn at Middletown for the next few months after the owners’ decision to take the building off the market.

Ghost hunters investigate spirits at Wayside Inn

September 29, 2015

Ghost hunters with years of experience in pursuit of the paranormal will explore supernatural phenomena at the 218-year old Wayside Inn during a public investigation hosted by Spirit Watch Enterprises on Saturday.

New Middletown church looking for another home

Alan Morrison

September 17, 2015

MIDDLETOWN – Founding members of the new Christ Reigns Presbyterian Church took months of preparation to begin services this Sunday, but they’ve run into a last-minute problem — they’ve been “locked out” of the building they had rented.

LFCC, Shentel announce new partnership

Shentel President Chris French, left, and Cheryl Thompson-Stacey, president of Lord Fairfax Community College, sign an agreement for a new partnership that promises more job opportunities for  students. Kevin Green/Daily

August 20, 2015

Lord Fairfax Community College and Shenandoah Telecommunications Company have formed an expanded partnership to boost employment opportunities for students.