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nd kudos to Kathryn Beale-Lily Show winner with the Eleanor Truax Harris Cup and the Robert Pickney Memorial Trophy Photo by Missy Janes

The Hill School class of 2015. Photo by Middleburg Photo

Photos by Schuyler Knapp-Hunt Country Aerials


• July 2015

he Middleburg Film Festival is dedicating a panel discussion on this year’s program to the late Mary Dunham, the wife of board member William Hasselberger. The panel on how to raise equity money for film and television productions will include actress Bo Derek, Los Angeles producer Mark Sennet and Hasselberger, a Middleburg investor who has joined with Sennet in an effort to convince Virginia and West Virginia to provide tax incentives to production companies looking to film in their states. The panel is scheduled Oct. 24. And this word just in from Warrenton…After many years in Middleburg, Theresa O’Dowd has joined the Southern Trust Mortgage, a partner of Sona Bank, as a senior loan officer. Here in Middleburg… Lucy Zimmerman has joined Wiseman & Associates. A North Carolina native, she’s lived in the Middleburg area with her husband, Ted Zimmerman, for five years. “It’s really great working with folks who are also my neighbors,” she said. In addition to community ties, Zimmerman was intrigued by W & A’s investment philosophy which utilizes investment strategies built on empirical research and a resolute belief in market efficiency. The village of Unison, one of the oldest and best preserved historic settlements in Loudoun County, will celebrate its history on the weekend of June 20-21 with the dedication of two new historic signs on Saturday and a jazz concert on the Village Green on Sunday. In Unison, a new roadside Virginia history sign commemorating the three-day 1862 Civil War Battle of Unison has just been placed and dedicated beside the Unison Store/Community Center. A plaque on the 1870s store was also given to the nonprofit Unison Preservation Society by philanthropist Betsee Parker.

The Inaugural Middleburg Festival of Speed took place at Hill School.


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id you notice that there were no bugs to be found in the Stink cast photo. Hats off to A Place To Be Executive Director Tom Sweitzer on yet another successful show. Written by 18-year-old Kyle Boardman about a Stink Bug who has a dream, the show brought Broadway to Middleburg with an amazing cast of children.


University, the University of Maryland and Syracuse University. According to Jan Healy, assistant head of school, the graduation ceremony focused on recognizing each student “for the talents they brought to the community as a whole. “As each student receives his or her diploma,” she said, “we pause and reflect on the multiple talents that student possesses by listening to a narrative read by Head of School Colley Bell that encompasses everything the student accomplished in the realm of academics, creative expression, athletics, service and leadership.”

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he Way It Was,” a delightful new book written by long-time Middleburg fixture Catherine Hulbert Harts, is now on sale at Middleburg’s Second Chapter Bookstore. A member of Hill School’s first class in 1926 and the mother of Middleburg Town Council member Bundles Murdock, the author of this fascinating read focuses on the way things were in Middleburg in the 1920s and 1930s.


iddleburg Academy recently held its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2015, with a number of students moving on in the fall to some of the state’s and nation’s finest colleges and universities. Among the state schools represented were the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, William & Mary, James Madison, Mary Washington and the University of Richmond. Out of state, Middleburg Academy students also have been accepted to Wesleyan University, Franklin & Marshall, the University of Washington, Indiana


Middleburg Life, July 2015  
Middleburg Life, July 2015