MiddleburgLiving.com is published by Leah Thayer Ferguson. After moving to the Middleburg area in 2000, Leah became active in residential real estate sales, which included farms as well as smaller houses and townhouses. She was the producer and host of a local radio show entitled Sassy Seniors. A lifelong preservationist, she is the past Chairman of the Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee.

Leah has more than 30 years experience in real estate sales, and has listed and sold Middleburg-area properties in various price ranges including horse farms, new construction and town houses. She is an active member of:

  • National Association of Realtors
  • Virginia Association of Realtors
  • Dulles Area Association of Realtors
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation
  • Colonial Dames of America
  • Loudoun County Historic District Review Committee

Living (and Dying) in Middleburg

  BEING DEAD IS NO EXCUSE by Gayden Metcalfe and Charlotte Hays Some years back, Charlotte Hays and Gayden Metcalf published a book entitled BEING DEAD IS NO EXCUSE. It is a delightful read, a very tongue in cheek discussion of Southern funeral customs. When it...

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Bells Ring Out For Civil War in Middleburg

    “Lee did not surrender. Grant just stole his sword and Lee was too much of a gentleman to ask him to give it back.” (from the Complete How to Speak Southern by Steve Mitchell)   On Thursday, April 9th at 3:00 PM the bell at Appomattox Court House...

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The Sound of Music in Middleburg

    Your chamber or mine?   Middleburgers and visitors will once again have the opportunity to embrace their love of the arts with the inaugural concert of the Middleburg Concert Series on Sunday, March 22nd at 4:00 PM at Middleburg United Methodist...

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Steeplechase Races in Middleburg

 I'll Have Mine With a Chaser Those of us who are lusting for the arrival of spring (yesterday, please) are looking forward to the impending steeplechase and point-to-point races in Middleburg and the surrounding area. One of the most popular is the Middelburg Hunt...

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Horses and Carriages in Middleburg, Virginia

Not Your Grandfather's Hansom Cab In those pre-motor car episodes of Downton Abbey were you as spellbound as I to see the characters travel in horse drawn carriages? I was transported to a place where I imagined I just might be Elizabeth R (although I have always...

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Foxhunting and Christmas in Middleburg

How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? On the first Saturday in December you may have seen a few foxhounds dashing into some of our local shops. Early canine Christmas shopping perhaps? Actually the hounds belong to the pack of the Middleburg Hunt parading through...

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Middleburg Wedding Belles

  On a brilliant and lovely Saturday strolling along the streets of the historic village of Middleburg, Virginia, one is often treated to the melodic sound of the antique bell in the steeple of the 19th century Middleburg United Methodist Church. Exiting the church at...

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Middleburg, Shakespeare and Hamlets

Where to be or not to be –which hamlet is for you? In Middleburg we not only have a Shakespeare festival, we have our very own hamlets. The hamlets that comprise the ring of surrounding neighborhoods and villages where many “Middleburgers” live. There may be a...

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Senior Living in Middleburg

The best part about living in a small town is that even when you don't know what you are doing everyone else does. Have you ever wondered why it is customary for people here in the United States to retire at age 65? I have concluded that it is not because we are no...

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