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And We’re Off. . . After years of planning, a dream is realized while history beckons. Our celebration begins

August 29th, 2013 at the Grand Opening of

Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg.

Sheila C. Johnson

Plus The Shakespeare Festival is Coming to Middleburg Fall Fashion Preview Friends Around Town America’s Female Veterans Meet Our Own Dr. Ronald Jackson

Publisher’s Message Greetings Friends, Welcome to our third edition of The Gate! We are excited to share sensational news. Here at last...The Salamander Resort and Spa opens on August 29, 2013. This world class resort and spa offers unparalleled amenities in the serenity of hunt country. Genie and I were the fortunate recipients of a private tour of the extraordinary property. We were kindly led through the outstanding resort and all it’s corridors by Trey Matheu, the resort’s General Manager. Our experience was that, from the approach on the winding country road to the threshold of the front entrance, you immediately feel a warm welcome in comfortable luxury. We can’t tell you all the resort’s secrets; you must come experience them for yourself. Many thanks to Trey, for his genuine hospitality! More exciting news… It is hard to imagine but Duchessa is celebrating five years of Fashion, Friendship and Fundraising in Middleburg, Virginia. We are committed to providing our customers with royal service, quality garments, a great shopping experience and always focusing on giving back to our community. We hope you will continue to give us your feedback, tell us your needs and share with us another five wonderful years. Thank you for all your kind and generous support throughout our five years! Duchessa presents another sensational Fall Collection in all the colors and styles you love. Our designers have out done themselves with unique fall fabrics, styles and details. Craig Taylor, Sara Campbell, Katherine Barclay, Paperwhite, Rafinalla and Pure Amici are making our ladies shine in the best fitting garments, made of many

vibrant harvest colors. Rafinalla pants—what can we say, you ladies love these pants! The new fall styles are sensational and again they promise a perfect fit. Richard Allen Clothing is chalking it up in his new location at 100 E Washington St. The 1,800 square foot menswear store is filled with exemplary, quality garments and designer collections. The atmosphere is comfortable and masculine with all the trimmings of a sophisticated sportsman. Stop by soon to be measured for a custom garment made especially for you by Samuelsohn. Try on the “best fitting jeans” by Mac, made in Germany, and paired with classic or colorful plaid shirting by F.A.MacCLuer, Sir Menswear and Forsyth of Canada. Top it off with luxury knits by St Croix, sportswear proudly made in the USA for more than 50 years. Don’t miss Rick’s fall collection of English outerwear for the sophisticated gentleman.

About our staff Come by to say hello, our precious Pam is back from her leave of absence and we are grateful! Have you met our new store manager Trish Poe? If you haven’t met her yet, you will adore her cheery personality, beaming smile and genuine customer service—not to mention her Irish accent. Stacie is pretty as a picture in our ads and part-time on our sales floor. Rosa Maria is at your alteration service, making all your favorite garments fit perfectly, stitch by loving stitch. We are proud to say we have the best staff ever!

Wishing you a Happy and Well Dressed Fall! Robin and Rick the gate

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Shakespeare in the ‘Burg e Bard comes to Middleburg in April 2014, with performances by the American Shakespeare Center, local theater groups and more. p.6 The Outpost: Authentic Meet A.J., And His Team: Finds Our Dedicated Police Keith and Pam Foster have Officers Middleburg is blessed to have brought a unique store to such a dedicated team of law our village. enforcement professionals. p.28 p. 25


Here At Last! The five-star and already world-famous Salamander Resort & Spa opened August 29th.

Unforgotten Times— Howard Allen

The Red Fox Inn: A Family Affair

e Grooming Room: More an A Barbershop Dwight Lee brings his personal style to his salon. p.26

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Howard Allen shares his beautiful photographs of Jackie Kennedy and her children during their time in our town. p.22

Robin Cavanagh and Rick Bechtold

We Lost Our Beloved Leo We had to say good-bye to Leo, our beloved fourlegged family member.

Managing Editor

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Shakespeare in the ‘Burg

APRIL 4-6, 2014

Middleburg, VA has a fine arts community that is strong and growing. As the arts continue to blossom in Middleburg, theater should become a big part of our village culture. To that end, Shakespeare is coming to Virginia’s horse country. The Middleburg Arts Council and the Middleburg Business and Professional Association are proposing a weekend long Shakespeare festival that we hope will continue to grow each year. This weekend festival will include: Two performances of select Shakespeare plays by the American Shakespeare Center. This Shakespeare theater troupe from Staunton, VA, is internationally known and has received many awards for its work. Performances on Saturday evening, April 6, and Sunday afternoon, April 7, at Salamander Resort. Performances by Middleburg Players, A Place to Be, and others to be determined. Performances on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and possibly Sunday evening at various venues (The Hill School, Middleburg Community Center). One-act playwrighting competition, to be judged and awarded two months prior to festival, with the prize being a performance or publicly staged reading of the play. Performance of winning play on Saturday afternoon or Sunday evening (actors to be determined). Workshops by the American Shakespeare Center. Workshops held on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. Dinner with the actors—actors appear in restaurants in town to perform brief excerpts from select plays, e.g., “To be or not to be…” from Hamlet, or “If we shadows have offended…”from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, or “All the world’s a stage...” from As You Like It. Ticketed, reserved event. April 2014 marks the 450th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s birth. Shakespeare in the ‘Burg will include a special celebration of this milestone. To bring the Bard to Middleburg will require relatively modest funding that we feel is attainable. We believe that once this festival is established, it will be self-sustaining. Contributions and in-kind support for the 2014 debut festival will be considered an investment in our future as well as underwriting the festival itself, and will be honored as such. While Shakespeare in the ‘Burg will be built around the classic plays, the festival is also designed to bring other plays—both modern and classic—into our community. We also intend to encourage playwriting efforts through competitions and workshops and our local schools will be heavily involved. The American Shakespeare Center provides workshops on a variety of topics related to theater and acting. The backdrop for the festival is, of course, our charming and welcoming village, where locals and visitors alike will be able to stroll the streets between venues and take in the warmth and beauty of one of our last unspoiled places. We hope you will support us and join us for the inaugural Shakespeare in the ‘Burg, April 4-6, 2014 the gate

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Celebrating Five Years of Fashion, Friendship and Fundraising

540-687-8898 100 E Washington St. Middleburg, Virginia

Please join us for our 5 Year Anniversary Celebration… “Thank you” to all our lovely customers and friends, who have supported Duchessa in every way From Fashion to Fundraising, we couldn’t have done it without you! To Celebrate Our Anniversary we’re having a

Anniversary Raffle Five Prizes Include A Merci Marie Fine Italian Handbag A Pure Amici Cashmere Sweater A pair of Rafinalla Pants A Mickey London Scarf A Yul Taylor Belt

No purchase necessary Simply come in to get your raffle ticket during our Celebration August 20 till September 20, 2013 // One ticket per person. Drawing will be held on, September 21, 2013. No need to be present.

Increase your raffles chances When purchasing items from our fall 2013 Collection through September 20th You will receive an additional raffle ticket per every one hundred dollars spent

See You Soon! 540-687-8898

100 E Washington St. Middleburg, Virginia

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Take 5… Leave boring behind Take 5 extra minutes to accessorize…. How many times have you complimented a friend or stranger who is well put together? She’s wearing something notably fabulous, well fitting, a great color, memorable shoes and the perfect accessories. She, Takes 5 extra minutes for a complete and sensational look. You can too, Take 5 each morning, add a strand of classic pearls, chunky bracelet, sensational scarf, contouring belt, or spectacular shoes. Not too much, just enough. Look again, now you are polished, confident and pulled together. The way you look and feel is well worth an extra 5 minutes!

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Here at Last:

At the end of August, Salamander Resort & Spa will open in historic Middleburg, and in the process will become the only luxury destination resort to open in America in 2013. Since setting the opening date, the resort has been named to several 2013 World’s Top Hotel Openings lists, including those from Forbes and USA Today. It’s fair to say that it’s a project both area residents and worldwide travelers have been eagerly anticipating. Located on 340 picturesque acres just a short walk from downtown shops and stores, the resort features 168 rooms and suites inspired by the renowned designer Thomas Pheasant. A scale model of one of the guestrooms is located in Salamander Touch at the corner of West Washington and Pendleton streets. “This resort promises to be one of the finest in the country, but we are also part of the community and welcome everyone to enjoy our restaurants, spa and events.” says Sheila C. Johnson, the resort’s owner and Founder and CEO of Salamander Hotels & Resorts, the hotel company overseeing the design, development and management of the resort. Johnson, who resides in The Plains just a few minutes from Middleburg, was inspired to develop the resort from the moment she set foot on the land 10 years ago. In 2005, she founded Salamander Hotels & Resorts, which operates three other resorts in Florida, and brought on respected hospitality executive Prem Devadas as the company’s president. Designed to blend into its natural environment and respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside, the resort features an exquisite 23,000-square-foot

spa with one-of-a-kind features like outdoor patios and a spa courtyard, a Virginia Piedmont-inspired signature restaurant and banquet dining overseen by Washington, D.C. Chef of the Year Todd Gray, a media-ready Cooking Studio, Wine Bar and a two-acre Culinary Garden. All of the resort’s restaurants and its spa will be open every day to the public, while the Wine Bar will stay open until late in the evening. In keeping with its geographical setting, the resort will also include a full-service equestrian center and an array of programming, while the property’s 22-stall stable will even offer equine enthusiasts the opportunity to bring their horses along on vacation. The resort also features 12,000 square feet of indoor conference and event facilities, including a 5,000-squarefoot Grand Ballroom and unique outdoor spaces like the Grand Lawn, Courtyard Garden and a restored 100-year-old Stallion Barn. In fact, the resort’s sales department has been busy since the fall, coordinating tours with group clients from the corporate and association markets. These clients are visiting from all over the country, and their groups have stayed at some of the finest resorts in the world. There is already group business on the books, including numerous weddings for the fall. The resort was also recently accepted into the prestigious Preferred Hotels & Resorts program, which is an exclusive collection of independent, iconic hotels and resorts from around the world. Other members include The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, CO, The Cloister in Sea Island, GA, and The Montage in Laguna Beach,


Rates during peak season at Salamander Resort & Spa range from $425 to $575 per night for a deluxe 540-square-foot guest room, depending on views and unique features such as working fireplaces. Suite pricing ranges from $775 to $3,500 per night. Special group rates, pre-opening packages and creative teambuilding options are also available. For more information about the resort, visit, e-mail or call 866-938-7370. For group sales, call 1-540-687-3710.

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A Joyful Evening For America’s Women Veterans


Genie Ford

“On any given day in America, about 55,000 women veterans are homeless. Many of them have children as well. There are very few programs to support these women, and they often simply fall through the cracks. Now, that is changing.”

I was privileged to attend an event at Duchessa, organized by Robin Cavanagh that brought a dozen of these women together for a night of fun and fashion. These women came to us through Final Salute, an organization established to provide support and services to women veterans. They were invited to Duchessa on Saturday, May 11, to shop racks of specially chosen merchandise and to fill shopping bags with as many selections as they could. As someone who has spent a lot of time “playing” among the racks at Duchessa, I can personally attest for what a blast this experience was for these women. They started the evening kind of shy and withdrawn but by the time they life, they were smiling, laughing—and clearly happy. It was a joy to see. Final Salute was founded by Captain Jaspen Boothe (U.S. Army and U.S. National Guard), in part because of her own experience as an active duty service person. She lost everything in Hurricane Katrina, shortly before she was to be deployed. Soon after that, she was diagnosed with cancer and was told that she should leave the military and rely on social services to take care of her young son and find her medical treatment. She recovered from cancer and returned to active duty—and vowed to do all she could to help other women veterans. Captain Boothe explained that Final Salute takes a three-pronged approach to addressing issues associated with homelessness of women veterans:Awareness. Assistance. Aspiration. “With awareness, we are bringing atten-

tion to the American people that homelessness among female veterans is on the rise and their support needs are immediate,” she said. “Through assistance, we provide housing and support services and work to prevent homelessness for this at-risk population. Through aspiration, we are instilling in them the belief that their situations are temporary and that their goals are achievable.” The organization provides transitional housing or emergency assistance to prevent homelessness among women veterans. All of the women who have passed through one of Final Salute’s homes in Arlington and Fairfax, VA, or Columbus, OH, have found jobs and are living independently. Joining Jas was Ms Veteran America 2012, Denyse Gordon, who had her own words of inspiration for the group. She is an officer in the United States Air Force, where service members have a saying that describes how they watch out for each other—“we’ve got your six,” or as we say in the civilian world, “we’ve got your back.” “We’ve got your six,” she told the group of women. For me, the evening was all about saying thank you to these brave women, who have earned the right to pursue their own version of the American dream. While they were thrilled to leave with shopping bags full of beautiful merchandise, they gave us a much greater gift — they allowed us to show our gratitude for their service to our country. I will never forget them. the gate

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Unforgotten Times Middleburg photographer Howard Allen’s new book provides an account of the Kennedy family never publicly seen before.

Howard Allen, Middleburg’s beloved local photographer, served as the Kennedy family’s unofficial photographer during their time in Middleburg. As we all know, those days were all too brief, but now Howard has produced a book of photographs taken during those years and never publicly seen before now. Unforgotten Times: Jackie Kennedy’s Happy Days in the Virginia Hunt Country presents these poignant and beautiful photos, along with text by Howard that includes his reminiscences of those days.

Unforgotten Times will be released on October 13th, 2013, at a launch party to be held at the National Sporting Library and Museum at 6:30 p.m. Howard will sign copies of this lovely book and share his memories of those days.

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The Red Fox Inn: A Family Affair Most of us would probably admit that working

side by side with our mothers would be a challenge, but Dana and Matilda Reuter clearly have no problem in this area. This team, along with other members of the family, is what makes The Red Fox Inn and Tavern such a success— and they’re looking forward to a future as illustrious as the proud past of this historic inn. “There’s always a Reuter here,” says Matilda. “I’m here in the afternoon and evenings and Mom is here in the mornings.” Over the past four decades, the Red Fox Inn and Tavern has been owned and operated by three generations of the Reuter family. “I enjoy working weekdays because I get to see the locals,” says Dana, and serving the local community is important to this family. Of course, tourists are the mainstay of the Inn, which is one of the oldest continuously operating inns in the nation. It was established in 1728! Matilda and her husband Jonathan Engle took over

Mary Kay Garwood of The Pink Box:

Setting An Example For Us All

Middleburg is fortunate to have so many wonder-

ful volunteers but there is one that deserves some special recognition—not just because she gives so much (and she does), but because she does it with such style. Mary Kay Garwood, director of the Pink Box Visitor Center in Middleburg, can be found at the Pink Box several days a week. She is easily recognizable because she almost always wears a jaunty hat, along with a welcoming smile.

Mary Kay is the heart of the Pink Box, where she

has been greeting visitors for the past 20 years. She will tell you that all the docents give so generously of their time,

day-to-day operations in 2008. Matilda’s brother runs the family farm but is always ready to help out at the inn if he’s needed, and the same goes for her sister, who manages Red Fox Fine Art. With their eyes on the future, Matilda and Jonathan are focusing on hosting more events, especially corporate retreats. “We want to offer a more intimate setting for these kinds of events,” says Matilda, who notes that often a business or even a family will take over the entire inn. “It’s really more like a home,” adds Dana. Both Matilda and Dana stress that there is also a constant focus on locals, who are always welcome at the inn for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The only exception is Sunday morning, when the inn is open only to guests until 10 a.m., when brunch starts. For more information, go to, or call 540-687-6301. and she’d be right. But whenever there’s a problem, it’s Mary Kay who always steps up to keep the Pink Box open. Her dedication is simply unparalleled.

Mary Kay was recognized by VisitLoudoun, our

county’s tourism organization, as their volunteer of the year. She was also honored by the Middleburg Business and Professional Association in 2012 with the Leven Powell Founder’s Award. This award is named for Middleburg’s founder and is the highest award the organization can give.

We are all deeply grateful to Mary Kay for all that

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Friends Around Town A Rennaissance Man in the dentist’s office

Ron Jackson might be our favorite local dentist, but he’s also a formidable force in his field. In fact, he could best be described as a Renaissance man in the field of dentistry because of the depth and breadth of his knowledge and skills.

Dr. Jackson is in high demand all over

the world as one of the top lecturers in his field of specialty, adhesive esthetic dentistry. He was also instrumental in developing the clinical technique for esthetic inlays and onlays. As if that isn’t enough, Dr. Jackson was the chief dental consultant in the development of an


advanced material and the technology for plac-

him and his

ing seamless, natural looking bonded fillings for posterior

kind and gentle manner is perfect for those of us who fear

teeth. He even designed a set of dental instruments that

climbing into the dentist’s chair.

bear his name!

Ron Jackson is a superstar in the field of dentist-

many years ago, determined to have their dream of living

ry. He has many long titles after his name—Accredited

in a beautiful setting on a lovely farm. They worked hard

Fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Diplomate in the American Board of Aesthetic Dentistry, Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, and more.

He’s director of the Mastering Dynamic Adhesion

Program at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies—but to us he’s just Ron. All that is quite impressive, but Dr. Jackson is also a great friend to many of us in Middleburg. He’s there when we

Ron and Mary Jo Jackson came to Middleburg

and achieved their dreams—and we’re glad they did.

While we’re in awe of Ron’s achievements, we also

love that he is part of our community and does so much for all of us. We’re also very proud to call him our friend.

For more information, go to www.ronjacksondds.

com, or call 540-687-8075.

Meet A.J. And His Team: Our Dedicated Police Officers Middleburg is known as one of the safest shopping and dining destinations in Virginia. The Middleburg Police Department works hard to maintain that. However, this team of dedicated officers doesn’t there—visitors and residents alike enjoy talking and meeting with them. Our police chief, A.J. Panebianco, has an extensive background in policing, all of which has focused on community policing. He has been a consultant for other departments across Virginia and works with the Virginia Chiefs of Police Association to assist other localities with the selection of their police chiefs. In April of 2012 he was selected as chief of police here in Middleburg.

A.J.’s style of policing and the mission he set forth for the police department fits the

Middleburg mystique to a tee. The impact of this was felt immediately as shop owners and visitors began to see the officers out and about more and more. Their presence helps to maintain the low incidence of crime and, when combined with the approachability of each and every officer—well l, it makes contact with our police officers enjoyable.

The main service goal A.J. has for the police department is for it to be approach-

able. In fact, he and the officers want to be known by their first names. Often you will see them walking the streets of Middleburg, so don’t be surprised when one asks to assist you with your packages or to get the door for you. It’s part of the uniqueness that is Middleburg. So when you shop here, expect more than just great deals and quality item. You become part of the family. So make sure to say hey to our chief, A.J. the gate

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The Grooming Room: More Than A Barbershop

Middleburg’s Grooming Room is much more than a barbershop, as the shop’s tag line states—it’s a full service experience offering so much more than just a shave and a haircut. The shop (102 W. Washington Street, 540-687-5247) can certainly cut your hair, whether you’re a man or a woman, as well as fix a bad color job, shape your eyebrows—all in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Dwight Grant is also handy with a straight razor and can make even the most problematic hair look great. Some people say they are at the barbershop while others say they’re at the salon, but whatever you call it, you are, as Dwight says, “in a room and receiving grooming to your person and “Dwight is the product of seven meaningful conversation for your soul.” “You might also get cookies generations in Middleburg and for your tummy or patience during Upperville.” your long winded business call,” adds Dwight. “And this is a place where chil-

dren are treated as if they, too, want to look and feel good.” Dwight notes that from the beginning of his career he had a simply but effective philosophy: “What starts good, grows out good. Good understanding leads to good outcome.” He says he would someday like to open a school where he could share his talents and skills with others. Dwight is the product of seven generations in Middleburg and Upperville, and although he would like to open shops in other special towns, he notes that “there is only one Middleburg and the world knows it. The people here are what make it so special.” We feel the same way about you, Dwight. For more information or appointments, call Dwight at 540-687-5247, or go to

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We Lost our beloved Leo... For all of those, who have loved and lost a dear pet. We have recently said good-bye to our little boy Leo. His life was long and happy. We shared 15 1\2 wonderful years. Greeting customers and crossing boarders together. He was loved and remembered in many cities. Even when, our names were forgotten, people would ask "how is Leo"? Leo is no longer meeting us at the door at the end our days but, he is forever in hearts. We were blessed to share an additional year with Leo, due to the loving care of Dr. Vaughn at The Best Friends Animal Clinic in Marshall, Virginia.


8/20/97 - 1-19-13

Dr. Vaughn saved his life more than once, in a time when we were not able to let him go. Dr. Vaughn cured and comforted our dear friend. Today, she cares for our new baby boy, Bobby. He is a happy, bouncy, people pleasing Mal-Shih. Like his predecessor he is filling our hearts with joy! If you have a pet in need of excellent veterinary care, you must meet Dr. Vaughn. Even after your pet is gone Dr. Vaughn remembers with a memorial donation to The Virginia Tech Veterinary Memorial Fund. We are deeply grateful for Dr. Vaughn and her caring staff for holding our hands through the pain of losing our Leo. Dr. Vaughn, we Thank you!

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the outpost: Authentic Finds inspire Life -Vintage leather club furnishings -Amazing art, photography and vintage travel posters Keith’s other business as a golf architect will focus this year on two historic renovation programs on historic A.W. Keith and Pam Foster had been visiting Middleburg for the last ten years as a weekend getaway. Early last year the couple bought a home and then a business location for their two businesses. The Outpost, at 6 South Madison, is much more than just a shop; it is a destination and a lifestyle. Each January and February Keith and Pam travel the world to the places they love to search for authentic, one-of-a-kind pieces both large and small. This past winter the couple spent seven weeks in England, Africa and Turkey and purchased a fantastic selection unveiled at the shop’s Spring opening

Tillinghast golf courses on Long Island and in Philadelphia, along with one of his recent renovations—Omaha Country Club—which is hosting the 2013 USGA Senior Championship this August. Each year Keith works on two renovation programs and has an existing three-year commitment of design work that places him at many of the premier golf clubs in the country. Recently, Links Magazine did a feature story on Keith and how he blends his two business passions. The Outpost is open Wednesday through Saturday 10 to-6 and Sunday from 12 to 5.

on April 19th. The “look” of The Outpost could be described as Old English Club meets Exotic World Traveler. Edgy but classic—it’s a place you could move into and feel both comfortable and inspired. The Outpost specializes in offering a fresh, unique and eclectic mix of: -Authentic British campaign furniture and travel related items -Tribal rugs, textiles and artifacts from around the world -Unique and interesting sporting antiques -A custom furniture line that is bench-made and hand-finished in England

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