Voting begins for MBPA board
— Members of the Middleburg Business and Professional Association can start casting their ballots online for three seats on the association’s Board of Directors.
There are five candidates on the ballot for three seats on the board, including Kari Bowman of Salamander Resort & Spa, Gene LeCouteur of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Samia Salmon from Northwest Federal Credit Union, Michelle McNaughton of Lou Lou, and Punkin Lee of Journeymen Saddlers. The winners will hold office from Jan. 1, 2020, to Dec. 31, 2021.
Ballots, which have been distributed electronically to current MBPA members, must be returned by Oct. 25. MBPA members who have not received a ballot should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The election announcement came as part of the Oct. 8 Biz Buzz hosted at Middleburg Millwork Inc. Lumber & Hardware, which is celebrating its 50th year in business. The Biz Buzz served as an opportunity for Middleburg Millwork to highlight its services, including its new kitchen and bath design studio. The evening featured beer from Old Ox Brewery and wine from Boxwood Estate Winery, and was catered by Therese Brown of Front Royal-based Downtown Catering.
Also at the Biz Buzz, Middleburg Business and Economic Development Director Jamie Gaucher announced that The Hub, a new co-working space, is expected to open soon on Federal Street. Gaucher also announced that Friday, Oct. 11, at 4 p.m. is the deadline for submitting proposals to the town for the restoration and reuse of the historic Asbury Church on Jay Street.
Fall is a busy season for Middleburg, with several major events including:
- Concert on the Steps at the Middleburg Community Center (Oct. 11 | 6-8 p.m.): Come on out to the MCC front steps for a night of fun with live music by the Fountains, light bites and beverages provided. Bring your friends and family for a community favorite! This event is free and open to the public.
- Virginia Fall Races (Oct. 12): Come witness the nation’s top jump racing horses and riders as they compete over timber, brush and turf courses at Glenwood Park.
- Middleburg Film Festival (Oct. 17-20): Join us for a carefully curated selection of narrative and documentary films screen in intimate theatre venues, followed by fascinating Q and A’s with world-renowned filmmakers, actors and other special guests. Click here to purchase advance ticket packages.
- Aldie Fall Festival (Oct. 19): This is Aldie’s 55th year of good old family fun, delicious food, drink, music, antiques, face painting, entertainment, vendors galore and a Halloween costume parade starting at 2 p.m. at the Aldie Country Store & Cafe. Goodie bags will be distributed to costume parade participants. Ample parking!
- Halloween Songs & Stories at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House (Oct. 20 | 3 p.m.): Middleburg’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church presents the latest in their “At The Parish House” performance series. Halloween Songs and Stories is the perfect warm-up for Halloween.
- 1000 Miglia Warm Up USA 2019 (Oct. 23-26): The USA championship race will cover over 500 miles and will start Thursday in Middleburg and end on Saturday in Washington, D.C. The routes for Thursday and Friday will start and end in Middleburg. The event is modeled after an Italian car rally and features vintage sports cars.
- Family Weekend at Foxcroft School (Oct. 25-27): Between visiting classes, cheering for FXC during the athletic competitions, bidding on a fantastic catalog or items in the Parents’ Association silent auction, and having individual appointments with teachers, parents will get a firsthand look at their daughters’ lives at Foxcroft.
- Hot Dog! It’s Halloween (Oct. 31): Come in your best costume for the annual MCC “Hot Dog, It’s Halloween!” Hot dog dinner will be provided, as well as goodie bags for the kiddos. Kids parade led by the Middleburg Business and Professional Association starts at 5 p.m. from the community center. Entry is free, bring your friends and get ready to have a spooktacular time!
- Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Christmas Shop at the Middleburg Community Center (Nov. 8-10): Featuring more than 25 unique shops from Maine to New Mexico, a cafe, selfies with the fox, Emmanuel’s treasures, live music, and raffles. A benefit for the church and local charities. Suggested donation: $5.
- Windy Hill Foundation “Casablanca” Gala at Salamander Resort & Spa (Nov. 23 | 6 p.m.): Featuring entertainment by Doc Scantlin and his Imperial Palms Orchestra. Cocktails, dinner and live auction. Get your tickets at windyhillfoundation.org.