News Maker Lydia Mahan on helping our furry friends and CCA

The finale week of Cat Food Collections by Community Cat Alliance (CCA) is going on in Middletown.

We spoke to CCA Board Member Lydia Mahan about helping our furry friends in our latest news maker.

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Lydia tells us all the things that CCA offers to assist the cat community in both Frederick and Clarke Counties.

She also tells us how to get in touch with the CCA to receive help if you are dealing with wayward cats.

Lydia also tells us that CCA could use volunteers in their efforts to help with the cat population.

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News Maker Joe Duda on Middletown’s Earth Day

Middletown is holding their Earth Day celebration Monday April 22.

The celebration includes the planting of trees, community clean up, and opportunity to recycle, and donate materials.

Joe Duda part owner of Junkluggers will be on hand to handle the recycling, and donations.

We spoke to Joe about it in our latest news maker.

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Joe tells us what items can be collected for recycling.

He tells us one of the most important things being collected are used medical equipment like wheelchairs, and walkers.

Joe tells us that the medical equipment can be recycled and used by people who can’t afford it on their own.

This is a great opportunity to recycle on April 22 starting at 11 a.m. with the tree planting to follow at 2 p.m.

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Middletown addresses the recent indictments against former manager

In light of former Middletown Town Manager and Treasurer Rebecca Louise Layman being indicted on embezzlement chargers Mayor Charles Harbaugh IV released a statement.

In the emailed release Harbaugh shared his disappointment in Layman’s actions and assured Middletown that safeguards are now in place to protect the town’s interest.

Harbaugh confirmed that with the help of the Virginia State Police and Industry consultants’ new protocols and oversight measures are now in place to prevent similar actions.

Harbaugh both acknowledged and thanked the town staff for their dedication, particularly the contributions of interim Treasurer Rejoyce Lunceford, and Keith Smith for their accounting prowess.

Layman was indicted on 8 counts of embezzlement by a Frederick County Grand Jury on April 4.

Court documents confirm that Layman is scheduled to appear in Frederick County Circuit Court April 11.

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News Maker Rebecca Layman on a C-CAP food drive

Middletown will host a food drive for the Frederick County C-CAP with an exciting event on Church Street starting at 5 p.m. Fri. Oct. 14.

We spoke to Middletown’s Town Manager Rebecca Layman about the event in our latest news maker.

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Rebecca tells us that you can bring a nonperishable food item to Church Street by 5 Fri.

She also tells us that there will be the added incentive of a Civil War battle reenactment at the same time.

Rebecca also tells us that the plan for the night of Oct. 15 and of a special announcement to be made Oct. 27.

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News Maker Bryan Burns on Wild West at the Wayside

Sat. Oct. 8 Middletown will be dressed for the Wild West at the Wayside.

We spoke to one of the organizers of the event Bryan Burns in our latest news maker.

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Bryan gives us a little history behind the event that they hope to make an annual celebration in Middletown.

He also tells us of some of the fun that is planned including a costume contest.

Bryan also tells us that there will be a shoot out every hour featuring some well known celebrities of Middletown.

The whole thing just sounds like a lot of fun.

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News Maker Rebecca Layman on Middletown’s July 4

Once again this year Middletown will hold one of the area’s largest celebrations on the 4th July.

The celebration will be a full day starting at 8 a.m. lasting until the fireworks around 9 p.m. Mon. July 4.

We spoke with Middletown’s Town Manager Rebecca Layman about it in our latest news maker.

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Rebecca tells us about all the activities that are planned for this full day.

She also tells us there is still time to get involved by either joining their parade or becoming a sponsor.

If you would like to become a part of the celebration click here.

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News Maker Gary Rinkerman on Cedar Creek reenactment

This weekend Oct. 16 and 17 the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation will hold their civil war reenactment in Middletown.

We spoke with the foundation’s vice president Gary Rinkerman about the two day event in our latest news maker segment.

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Gary relays how important the reenactment is to those who participate and how authentic the event is.

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Belle Grove Plantation host National Sheepdog finals

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Belle Grove Plantation is hosting the 2021 U.S. Border Collie Handlers Association National Sheepdog Finals Oct.5-10.

In today’s News Maker we talk to Belle Grove’s Executive Director Kristen Laise about the event.

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Kristen tells us about the history of the event as well as what to expect at Belle Grove over the five days.

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Interstate 81 shuts down for the morning of March 24.

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A tanker truck spilled diesel fuel onto Interstate 81 North this morning, March 24, a little after 8 a.m..

The Interstate north was completely shut down from exit 283 Woodstock to exit 302 Middletown.

The shut down caused major delays on both 81 and congestion on Rt. 11 in both Woodstock and Strasburg.

Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted clean up which lasted into the afternoon.

The latest road information is always available at va511.

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Belle Grove Plantation resumes tours Saturday

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Belle Grove Plantation in Middletown Virginia resumes tours this Sat. Mar. 20.

Tours are offered Wednesdays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

On Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m..

The historic grounds and Welcoming Center including shop and exhibits are open Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m..

Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. as well.

For the time being COVID-19 restrictions will have to be observed with groups being limited to ten guest at a time.

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