QUIET ON THE SET
The Access/Middleburg Bank was actually open this past Saturday, March 30, but not for banking business. Instead, a television production crew took over the premises for the day to shoot a new commercial that will help launch the re-branding of the bank to its future name: Atlantic Union Bank.
A number of current bank employees as well as several executives from its parent company, Richmond-based Union Bankshares Corp., took part in the commercial shoot, which lasted the entire day and used the main lobby as the set.
The official launch of the new name is scheduled for May 20, and the commercial taped Saturday in Middleburg is expected to run on local cable television outlets for several months.
MIDDLEBURG HUMANE FOUNDATION
BLUE JEAN BALL GALA
The Middleburg Humane Foundation (MHF) encourages you to leave the tux and ball gown at home and wear your favorite “jeans and gems” for an inspiring program and auction. They are hosting a “Blue Jean Ball” celebrating the non-profit’s 25th year of service to the surrounding communities.
The Ball, which is open to the public, will be held April 27th, at Fox Chase Farm’s Middleburg Barn. Guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a live band, cocktails, dinner, and a live charity auction to support the animals at the Middleburg Humane Foundation.
“This evening highlights the 25 years Middleburg Humane Foundation has served communities within a 50-mile radius of our shelter, and the official move into our new state-of-the-art shelter,” said Melanie Burch, director of development for MHF.
“As an organization dedicated to making sure that all animals, both large and small, have safe and sanitary living conditions, and protection from abuse and neglect, MHF makes a measurable impact. We’ve contributed thousands of volunteer hours and millions of dollars rescuing, providing medical aid, and treating thousands of animals through outreach assistance and humane education over the past 25 years.”
The event draws animal supporters from Middleburg to the Washington, D.C. area. General admission ticket prices are $250 per
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ART AND AXIOLOGY
Lilla Ohrstrom hosted an exhibit and conversation with local artist Silas Plum at her Youngblood Art Studio in The Plains. The exhibit is called: “Good Medicine: Art and Anxiety, Let’s Keep a Secret” by Silas Plum. The conversation covered Silas’s paintings and how they relate to putting oneself in public view and how creating art is helpful. It includes axiology--the study of the nature of value and the kinds of things that are valued. Lilla is an artist, art therapist and creative director of Youngblood Art Studio. The exhibit continues through May 26th, except when closed on Easter. More at youngbloodartstudio.com.
HONORS ALL AROUND
The Middleburg Police Department was honored by The Hill School at a recent assembly. Lt. Jay Hollins and Chief A.J. Panebianco accepted a plaque that read "thank you for your loyal service and dedication to keeping our community safe."