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UNION BANKSHARES CORPORATION COMPLETES ACQUISITION IN MIDDLEBURG

Big news in Middleburg… Union Bankshares Corporation has acquired Access National Corporation, the most recent owner the Middleburg Bank. “Access was the last piece of the jigsaw puzzle for Union to complete its Virginia footprint and further solidifies our position as the first statewide independent regional bank headquartered in the Commonwealth in nearly 20 years,” said John C. Asbury, president and CEO of Union. “Our combined lending power and footprint will bring additional convenience to our customers and better position ourselves as a stronger competitor against the large national banks, super regional banks and smaller community banks alike.”

Union will operate the former local Access National Bank branch as Middleburg Bank, a division of Union Bank & Trust of Richmond, Virginia, until systems are converted in May, 2019. Union also will retain the Middleburg brand to identify its core wealth management businesses.

Watch this space for more…
and stay tuned.




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BRENDA GRIFFIN’S “BIRDS IN OUR BACKYARDS”

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Running from April 1 to May 18, the second bi-annual “Foxes on the Fence,” sponsored by the Middleburg Garden Club and the Middleburg Arts Council, will go up at Middleburg United Methodist Church and the Safeway on West Washington Street. Thirty-plus artists have used their talents to decorate a four-foot fox using paper mache, mosaic, flowers and paint.

The display will include four vixens (a first ever for the female) and eight fox hounds. Those interested can bid on them by going to a link to Foxes on the Fence Facebook page. Proceeds go to Middleburg Beautification Committee and other community projects.

WOO WHO 

Alex Thomas

Kudos to Upperville native Alex Thomas, who grew up at Rokeby Farm and is a Fauquier High School grad. He spent all winter in South Carolina riding and keeping the Aiken Training Track in tip top shape. He also had time to exercise some of the horses trained by his Godmother Cary Frommer- it included keeping up with this La Rignana colt. Alex’s season was topped off by winning The "Trial" (race) was for colts 3 years old and upward at 4 1/4 furlongs. They won The Iselin Hall of Fame Trophy with Mo Gnarly (by Uncle Mo) He is owned by Ellen Charles. Yeah team GM.

PUTTING A LID ON IT

Danielle Adams, Kristin Noggle and Cindy Cantrel

Danielle Adams, Kristin Noggle and Cindy Cantrel at a Cantrel Couture trunk show of the latest in haberdashery. The afternoon event at Highcliffe was a promotion for the upcoming Middleburg Spring Races on Saturday, April 20 at Glenwood Park.

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DAFFODILS ON PARADE

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Just a reminder the ever-so-popular Upperville Garden Club Spring Daffodil Show on Tuesday, April 9, Buchanan Hall at 2 p.m.

Contestants will be bringing daffodils from their home gardens to compete in a wide variety of divisions including large cupped daffodils, small cupped daffodils, double daffodils, one or more flowers to a stem to mention just a few. Admission is free. Contact Mary Forte at 540-364-2842, mary@marysalpaca.com.

WHAT’S UP DOWN ON THE FARM?

Farm Produce

The ladies of the Warrenton Garden Club planted 64 trays of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, summer squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, Mexican sunflowers and zinnias at the Fauquier Education Farm. It came to 4608 little seeds planted in just over an hour. These seedlings will be ready to go out into the field by the start of May. That's tons of nutrition that got its first start.

Stay tuned for more Please reach out to us if you have a group that would like to support our efforts. Contact Jim Hankins at fauquieredfarm@gmail.com and also fauquiereducationfarm.org

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