— Loudoun residents showed up in force at recent Loudoun County Board of Supervisors meetings to speak out against increased development being considered as part of the Loudoun County Comprehensive Plan, Middleburg Mayor Bridge Littleton said Tuesday.
About 130 people spoke at the first public input session, with the overwhelming majority promoting conservation. “It was a great showing for people who really want to protect western Loudoun,” he told attendees at the Middleburg Business and Professional Association’s monthly Biz Buzz networking event, held May 14 at Mystique Jewelers.
The Board of Supervisors will hold five more work sessions before voting on the plan, including a May 20 meeting focused on the fate of the Transition Policy Area, which is slated for an additional 18,000 homes under the draft plan. Those wishing to comment on the plan can email the entire board at firstname.lastname@example.org or find emails for individual supervisors here.
MBPA’s Biz Buzz also served to highlight several recent successes, including Salamander Resort & Spa winning Marketing Campaign of the Year at Visit Loudoun’s annual meeting for the resort’s “Keeping Up with Cupcake” advertising campaign following the miniature horse. (You can read more about the award ceremony, including other nominees here.)
Middleburg also had winners in several categories in this year’s Virginia Living Magazine “Best of Virginia” contest, including Salamander Resort & Spa for best hotel and Mt. Defiance Cidery & Distillery for best cidery.
Middleburg also has several new businesses in town, including Southerly House, Le Petit Marche and Regain Your Voice. Others expected to open soon include Atelier Design & Decor, Old Ox Brewery, Chloe’s of Middleburg, Middleburg Bridal, Middleburg Juice Co. and Purple Cherry Architects.
Disco Fever at The Hill School (May 19 | 2-3 p.m.): Join A Place To Be and the Inova Stoke Survivor Choir, Different Strokes for Different Folks, for its annual community spring concert. “Hot Stuff” and “Dancing in the Moonlight” are just a couple of songs on the ticket for this upbeat concert full of ’70s music. Come have some fun and experience the benefits of music therapy. This event is free!
Land Trust of Virginia’s 21st Annual Garden Party at Hickory Tree Farm (May 19 | 4-7 p.m.): This event is LTV’s major fundraising event of the year and includes a silent auction full of unusual gifts not found anyplace else. It is the region’s annual party not to be missed! The Garden Party will again feature a “wet paint” auction, “Painting for Preservation,” where artists will create individual and unique artworks from selected locations in the Hickory Tree Farm landscape. Party guests will be able to bid on these works of art during the party to secure their opportunity to take a canvas home.
Grand Opening of Northwest Federal Credit Union (May 22 | 1-3 p.m.): Please join Northwest Federal Credit Union for a memorable event as they open the doors to their newest branch, located right in the heart of Middleburg. Meet their members, community partners and local business leaders. Stop by to enjoy light refreshments and giveaways, as they celebrate their grand opening.