Category Archives: small towns

Civil War? Farmer Fights Town’s Takeover

A gem of green space like Crooked Run Orchard should be cherished and protected by its local elected officials, but unless more citizens and business owners of Purcellville, VA rally to Sam and Uta Brown’s cause, they are fighting an uphill battle against powerful forces that desire their land for development. It is my hope that citizens of both parties can come together to help Sam and Uta Brown of Crooked Run Orchard in Purcellville whose land and business are under attack by town officials who seem hell bent on destroying the twenty five year old orchard on historic farmland. For the left, this is an issue of environmental impact and access to green spaces. For the right, this is an issue of personal property and business owners rights against entrenched government power. For the Browns, it is simply a matter of survival. Continue reading

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Linking Locally: First Steps for Creating a Small Business Network

It takes a bit more effort than just having a web page in order to ensure that your local business is found when someone does a location search, but if community developers and business leaders can get the local organizations and businesses on board with a program of mutual linking between their websites, they can Increase the chances that more of their small town and out-of-the-way businesses are found in the search engines and mapping platforms when people search by location. Continue reading

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