MBPA Members and guests gathered under the perfect evening skies for the Bizz Buzz hosted by McEnearney Associates on June 13, 2023.
“This wonderful building, now home to McEnearney Associates, was known as Miss Anna Duffy’s House,” said MBPA President Punkin Lee. “This is one of the few remaining early 19th century dwellings on the West side of town. The Duffy family lived here from pre-Civil War to early 20th century. Ed Duffy operated a jewelry store and newsstand across the street, and it was verified that he was the last person to fire shot at the Battle of Gettysburg.”
“I have really enjoyed the Biz Buzzes for quite a while now, and so thank Punkin and her group for all they do, and all they bring to Middleburg,” said hostess Candice Bower of McEnearney Associates. “McEnearney was established in 1980 in Alexandria, VA, a retired naval captain decided to get his license and opened up an office, which has been thriving ever since. And since then, we’ve had the opportunity to be in other places and bring in new offices and be able to provide our clients as the best that we can. He never wanted to be the biggest, he just wanted to be the best, and we feel that way that really our service is unparalleled and that our clients always come first.”
The MBPA Fourth of July Kids’ Parade will be Tuesday, July 4, 2023. Parade lineup begins at 5:45 pm in front of the Middleburg Community Center. The parade will proceed, with a police escort, down Washington Street and up Madison Street to the Middleburg Community Charter School. There will be a prize awarded for Most Patriotic parade participant!
Bluewater Cocina will open for outdoor dining in the garden at Nature Composed at a TBD date this July!
Middleburg continues to be in the news:
Fox5 DC news carried a piece from the 170th Upperville Colt & Horse Show, and well as NBC4 and WTOP. Additionally, former MBPA Member Holly Hoops was on a United flight from Florida, picked up the flight magazine, opened up double page spread on Middleburg, featuring the Red Fox and The Upper Crust.
Virginia Living’s Best of Virginia featured: winners Lost Barrel, Mount Defiance, the Red Fox Inn, Christmas in Middleburg, Foxcroft, the Ashby Inn & Restaurant, Washington Fine Properties and the Salamander Resort & Spa. Second and third places were taken by The Artists in Middleburg Gallery, The Oyster Bar, Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, The Jackson Clinics, and Northwest Federal Credit Union.
Saturday mornings from 9 am to noon: Middleburg Farmers Market at the Middleburg Community Charter School on North Madison Street.
Middleburg Independence Day festivities will be Tuesday, July 4, 2023 at Middleburg Community Charter School beginning at 6 pm. Divine Swine Food Truck and the American Legion and Middleburg Lions will be on site serving food, there will be activities for kids and live music. Fireworks begin at 9:15 pm. Rain date is Wednesday, July 5, 2023.
The Town is updating its shopping and dining guide and on a new initiative to improve South Madison Street for accessibility and aesthetic purposes. If you have any questions or ideas, please contact Danny Davis, Town Manager, at 540-687-5152.
The Town Council is actively giving input to Loudoun County regarding the proposed changes for Mickie Gordon Park. The County Department of Parks and Recreation is proposing to convert Mickie Gordon Park into three large, championship cricket fields, with over 250 parking spaces and 18, 100+ foot light poles for evening matches.
Mayor Littleton has an online petition in support of preserving Mickie Gordon Park. Click here if you wish to sign.
The County Department of Parks and Recreation will be having a public meeting to hear from the community on June 29, 2023 at 6pm at the American Legion in Middleburg.
Lord willing and the creek don’t rise, the new Middleburg Town Hall will open sometime in late July 2023.
Congratulations to our door prize winners!
Doug Wall (Middleburg Baptist Church), Adrienne Rowles (Thrivent), Laura Smith (Loudoun Therapeutic Riding), Mike Dougherty (AnyLabTestNow!) and Robin Klombers (Posh Pixies).
Thank you to McEnearney Associates, The Market Group, and Certified Humane for donating the door prizes!
MBPA will see you at the next Biz Buzz on Tuesday, July 11 at 5:30 pm at the Middleburg Baptist Church, 209 East Federal Street, Middleburg.