Bill Harvey had made several trips to Haiti starting in 2005, helping a doctor friend who had opened a medical clinic in Cap Haitien, about 100 miles north of Port au Prince. Harvey went along to contribute any odd job necessary, and every time he got home to Haymarket, he tried to convince his wife Debbie to come along on his next visit.
Middleburg’s lamentable loss has become the revitalized town of Marshall’s latest gain.
The Home Farm Store at the corner of Washington and Federal Streets in Middleburg, featuring a variety of organic meats, wines and cheeses among many other products, will close after 11 years. Owner Sandy Lerner will soon open the first “Gentle Harvest” in the old PNC Bank building on Marshall’s Main Street.
There’s an old joke regarding Shakespeare in which a professor asks a student for an opinion about one of Shakespeare’s plays. The student blithely replied that it was enjoyable, butfull of too many cliches. Unknowingly, the student had attested to the genius of Shakespeare, the creator of the expressions that had become so familiar.
The past few months have been a time of transition for Project HOPE. Headquartered in Millwood, the organization was founded in 1958 and is identifiable to many as the SS HOPE, the world’s first peacetime hospital ship.
Reverend Steve Weedling, the new pastor at the Middleburg United Methodist church, took a somewhat unconventional voyage to his current destination.
He grew up in a small, farming town in northern Indiana where, he admitted, he “had more fun than study” in high school. After he graduated, his parents generously offered to mortgage their house to send him to college.
In the 1970s, Monique Koehler read an article about an English trainer, Daphne Collins, who was desperately trying to find homes for racehorses whose racing careers were over. Koehler knew she had to help and decided to form the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation and started looking for donors.