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LOOK3 features master classes, outdoor exhibits, nightly projections, and onstage interviews along the historic Downtown Mall. Guest curators David Griffin and Vincent J. Musi are designing an outstanding line-up of artists and programs. A hallmark of the LOOK3 Festival is the annual TREES exhibit, which in 2012 will feature National Geographic photographer David Doubilet’s stunning underwater images from oceans around the world. The TREES installation suspends natural history images on banners high in the trees along Charlottesville’s outdoor pedestrian mall. Another major component of the LOOK3 Festival artist lineup is the MASTERS TALKS series. This year’s presenters include a fascinating mix of personalities and work. Lynsey Addario will present her powerful work documenting conflict and humanitarian crises around the world. (434) 977-3687. Tickets on sale now at www.look3.org.
Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony July 4 Monticello, Charlottesville
Celebrate the Fourth of July at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. Since 1963, approximately 3,000 individuals have been sworn in as American citizens on Independence Day at Jefferson’s home. Don’t miss this opportunity to celebrate the great birthday of our Republic and to extend a warm welcome to new citizens. Featuring the remarks of a special guest, this is truly one of America’s most inspiring Fourth of July events. For more information visit www.monticello.org.
June 12 The Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion, Charlottesville Sample delectable dishes and support Meals on Wheels and the Salvation Army at Taste This! at the Boar’s Head Inn Pavilion. This popular event brings together chefs from Charlottesville’s culinary hotspots, each offering unique samplings of their diverse menus. Taste This! is being coordinated by the Taste This! committee in conjunction with the Blue Ridge Mountain Rotary Club. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank and Meals on Wheels. In addition, a silent auction will be held to benefit the Emergency Food Bank. 5:30-8:30pm. 434-296-2181. www.tastethiscville.com.
8th Annual Pink Ribbon Polo Classic June 17 King Family Vineyards, Crozet
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Living History Festival of Our First 200 Years, Reenactment of the British Invasion of 1781 June 2, 3 Washington and Lee Park, Charlottesville The inaugural Virginia Festival of History teaches and celebrates the diverse cultural heritage of the Commonwealth. The culminating living history weekend at Court Square and Lee Park allows people of all ages to step back in time and meet people from the past through reenactments and period crafts, music, dancing, games, and food. For a detailed schedule and location of venues, please visit www.VaHistoryFestival.com.
Grace Church Historic Farm Tour June 16 Grace Church, Keswick Enjoy a family fun day at Grace Church in Keswick. The church will present the second annual Grace Church Historic Farm Tour, “Beyond the Gates”. This selfguided tour will benefit Grace Church’s Outreach Ministries including the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity, and Schoolhouse Thrift Shop. This farm tour event provides a rare opportunity to visit six historic sites near Charlottesville. Kids can enjoy pony rides, face painting, and a 4-H Livestock animal exhibition. End your day with a stroll around the church grounds under beautiful oak trees. 10am-5pm. 434-293-3549. www.gracefarmtour.org.
Help raise awareness and funds to benefit breast cancer care and research by attending the eighth annual Pink Ribbon Polo Classic at King Family Vineyards in Crozet. Enjoy the world’s most exciting sport at one of the most beautiful spots in Virginia. In addition to the polo match, enjoy live music, wine tasting, the traditional divot stomp, and a visit from the Stage Junction Clydesdales. All proceeds from this event benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, a grassroots organization committed to the eradication of breast cancer through education and advocacy. 434-584-8212. www.pinkribbonpolo.com.
Wintergreen Performing Arts Summer Music Festival and Academy July 6–August 5 Wintergreen Resort Wintergreen Performing Arts presents the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival and Academy. This spectacular event allows for individual study with great teachers, chamber music coaching, interaction with composers, experience in a professional recording studio, and magnificent scenery. Wintergreen Performing Arts will be collaborating with the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Festival for the second straight year. The Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center will hold three Thursday evening concerts. Don’t miss out on a month full of dance, theatre, film, literary arts, culinary arts, and most importantly, fine music. 434-325-8292. www.wintergreenperformingarts.org.
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Greater Charlottesville Area Named One of America’s Best Intergenerational Communities Metlife Foundation and Generations United have named the Greater Charlottesville Area, also known as the Thomas Jefferson Planning District, as one of five inaugural Metlife Foundation/Generations United Intergenerational Community Awards. The awards were created to heighten awareness of the importance intergenerational solidarity plays in building strong, supportive communities. Donna Butts, Executive Director of Generations United, praised the district for “promoting strong bonds between the generations. Even more, it has worked to ensure its residents enjoy a vibrant, meaningful place to live, are treated with respect and caring, and have ample opportunity to work together for the betterment of all.” This is an award Jefferson would be proud of, for sure.
ment of the walk features a technologyenhanced tree identification experience, using common smart phone technology. Adam Downing, a forester with Virginia Cooperative Extension, said, “This is the first ID trail using QR codes in Virginia that I know of.” The QR code, or Quick Response Code, is the trademark for a type of matrix barcode that is embedded with additional information. QR codes can be used to provide quick access to additional information located on their website. www.virginiamasternaturalist.org
EarthCraft Virginia Names Sustainable Leadership Awards EarthCraft Virginia celebrated another year of continued success in green housing with the 3rd Annual Sustainable Leadership Awards ceremony. The event drew 130 individuals to the Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen to celebrate the green residential efforts in Virginia, which have surpassed national averages. This year, the winners are:
Dominion Foundation Offers $1.3 Million in Education Grants The Dominion Foundation is offering $1.3 million in education grants for programs that help students from kindergarten through college and post-secondary training schools in strengthening their math and science skills by studying energy and the environment. “We are pleased to support educational institutions in the communities we serve and the educators who are preparing the next generation for the challenges they will face,” said Thomas F. Farrell II, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. “A talented workforce is essential to the future of our nation.”
Montpelier Touts Tree ID Technology and Conservation The vision of forest sustainability as imagined by President James Madison at his Montpelier estate stood in contrast to the wanton resource extraction he observed in the early 1800s. Today, those same forests are not only recovered and sustainably managed, but they now boast the commonwealth’s first Smart Phone Tree ID Trail. Montpelier’s “Working Woods Walk” guides visitors through the Big Woods to a loop trail that explores various conservation management practices based on today’s best forest science. A new ele16
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Wintergreen Adaptive Sports Announces New Director After an intensive four-month search, Allison Hunter has been selected as the new Executive Director of Wintergreen Adaptive Sports. A native of Virginia, Ms. Hunter has served as the Director of Administration for Goochland Powhatan Community Services. Of her new position, she says, “My passion for working with people of disabilities, coupled with my close past ties with a large volunteer base and with fund-raising activities, compelled
me to seek this position, and I have no doubt that Wintergreen Adaptive Sports will be moving forward in a continued direction of new and exciting possibilities.”
First Stem Cell Transplants in Virginia Performed at UVA The Stem Cell Transplant Program and at the UVA Health System recently performed the first two stem cell transplants in Virginia, using non-embryonic stem cells from umbilical cord blood. The program offers both bone marrow and stem cell transplants, with a focus on cord blood, to treat leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and other blood diseases. While it will take months to determine how effective the cord transplants will be, Dr. Mary Laughlin notes that the initial results are promising. By using cord blood stem cells instead of embryonic stem cells, the program sidesteps the ethical, religious, and political concerns commonly associated with stem cell research. Cord blood stem cells are also faster and easier to collect, and immune tolerant.
Virginia Linen Service and Virginia Textile Service Earn TRSA Clean Green Certification Virginia Linen Service, Inc. (VLS) and Virginia Textile Service, Inc. (VTS) Petersburg, VA, have been certified Clean Green by TRSA, which is leading the textile services industry to new heights in sustainability and environmental protection by establishing this international standard. VLS and VTS have met TRSA’s requirements for efficiency in water and energy conservation and for the adoption of best management practices for reusing, reclaiming and recycling resources. “Contracting with VLS and VTS for textile services is a statement of conscientiousness about natural resources and a commitment to sustainability,” stated Joseph Ricci, TRSA President and CEO. “Choosing a Clean Green laundry is part of managing a supply chain with maximum environmental protection in mind.”
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CACF Announces 2012 Smyth Teacher Travel Award Recipients Three Nelson County public school teachers have received the 2012 Smyth Teacher Travel Award, which provides teachers with the chance to travel in an area related to their field of expertise. This year’s recipients are Lori Leigh Thompson and Jessica Shifflett of Nelson County High School and Angelia Ogden of Tye River Elementary. Thompson, an English teacher, will travel to London to visit places such as the Globe Theatre to enhance her understanding of British literature. Ogden will take the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery tour in Montana and Idaho, and Shifflett will travel to Dublin to better understand Irish history, culture and literature.
Lloyd F. Wood Presented with 2012 Chamber Volunteer Award The Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce presented area businessman and civic leader, Lloyd F. Wood, with their annual Chamber Volunteer Award at the 2012 Commonwealth Breakfast. Mr. Wood is a lifelong resident of Albemarle, and his contributions to the region are as extensive as they are diverse. With his family, he owns Storage Solutions, as well as several other enterprises. He stays active managing his first business love, Putt Putt Golf Course, as well as serving as the Chairman of the Chamber North Charlottesville Business Council and Chairman of the Board of the Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department. In addition, he has served and continues to serve on, the Albemarle County Police Advisory Board, the Albemarle County 18
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Frank Berry appointed CFO of The Covenant School The Covenant School is pleased to announce the appointment of Frank Berry to serve as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Charlottesville’s Pre-K-Grade 12 Christian Liberal Arts School. Berry has worked in the private sector for over twenty-five years, including a variety of executive roles at NTELOS for the past thirteen plus years, with his most recent assignment as Chief Operating Officer of the $200M annual revenue Wireline telecommunications business. In addition, he spent six years working in leadership roles for AT&T in Atlanta, GA and served as an engineering consultant at System Planning Corporation in Arlington, VA. Berry, a native of Virginia, graduated from UVA with a B.S. in Systems Engineering and earned an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at UNC.
Suzanne Morse Moomaw Elected Chairman of Kettering Foundation’s Board The Kettering Foundation, a national think tank on the roles of citizens and communities in civic change, has elected Morse Moomaw, a faculty member in Urban and Environmental Planning at the UVA’s School of Architecture, to their Board of Directors. Ms. Moomaw has led a distinguished career in civic leadership, including her position as president of Civic Change, Inc., as well as her founding role of the national dropout initiative Learning to Finish. She is also chair of the College Board at Piedmont Virginia Community College, and is the author of Smart Communities: How Citizens and Local Leaders Can Use Strategic Thinking to Build a Brighter Future. Her forthcoming book, Thriving Communities: How to Act Smarter in a Global World, will address the ways communities can design a more globally competitive future.
Rare Lynchburg Clock Acquired by Lynchburg Museum System A rare Lynchburg clock was recently acquired by the Lynchburg Museum System. Jehu Williams & John Victor operated as silversmiths and clockmakers in Lynchburg from 1814 until 1844. This tall case clock (grandfather clock) dates between 1815 and 1825 and is made of walnut, poplar, and pine. It is an eight day clock and shows the phases of the moon on the dial. Tall case clocks were often the most expensive item in a home and were generally owned by wealthy families. The clock comes to the Lynchburg Museum System from Samuel Williams, a descendent of Jehu Williams. His father purchased the clock around 1900 and it remained with the family until now. Sam Williams is a Lynchburg native and worked in the trust department of several local banks, retiring from Crestar in 1992. The clock is one of five Williams & Victor tall case clocks known to exist. The others are held by the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Virginia Historical Society, Smithfield Plantation in Blacksburg, and a private owner.
UVA Dining Service Chef Bryan Kelly Wins ACF Southeast Region Chef of the Year Title The Southeast Region of the American Culinary Federation awarded Bryan Kelly, District Executive Chef with Aramark at the UVA, as Chef of the Year at the 2012 ACF Southeast Regional Conference. The award recognizes a chef who demonstrates the highest standard of culinary skills, advances the cuisine of America and gives back to the profession through the development of students and apprentices. At the competition, Kelly’s panseared arctic char with braised artichoke hearts and roasted fennel, lobster ravioli and celery root purée won the judges’ praise. He will next compete for the national title at the 2012 ACF National Convention.
Ash Lawn Opera Honors Community Leader Jean O. Wilhelm Ash Lawn Opera held its annual Spring Gala, A Peacock Affair, honoring founding Guild member and Education Chairman Jean O. Wilhelm for her dedication to the organization and her commitment to educating young people through the arts. Mrs. Wilhelm has long been a vital force for arts advocacy. She worked with the UVA Drama Department and the Junior League to help begin creative drama programs for Charlottesville City Schools. She has also worked with organizations such as Piedmont Council for the Arts and The Paramount Theater. In 2009, Mrs. Wilhelm received the Emily Couric Award for Arts Advocacy from the Junior League for her years of devotion to the arts.
GraceWorks Receives Award The students on the Youth Service Award Committee of the Charlottesville Area Community Foundation have selected GraceWorks, a small nonprofit after school program, as the recipient of the 2012 YSA Award of $10,000. Delegate David Toscano presented awards and spoke to the group about public service. He thanked them for their work to benefit the community by participating in this program through CACF.
Carol Clarke Shares Insights with Elite Real Estate Audience Carol Clarke, President of Montague, Miller & Co REALTORS® was a speaker during the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World® 2012 Conference Week in Orlando, FL. Clarke, who presented information on social media training for real estate companies was among a distinguished line-up of speakers that included widely-recognized scientific figure Dr. Michio Kaku
McGuireWoods Chairman Named Virginia “Litigator of the Year” McGuireWoods, LLP partner Brian Riopelle has been named a “Litigator of the Year” in Virginia by Benchmark Litigation for his representation of DuPont Co. in a trade secret litigation against Kolon Industries, Inc. The case, led by Riopelle and McGuireWoods partner Rod Satterwhite, resulted in a $919.9 million jury verdict last September, one of the largest ever reached in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Local Husband and Wife Team to Release Relationship Book Psychotherapists Dr. Sheras and Dr. Koch-Sheras’s new book, Lifelong Love: 4 Steps to Creating and Maintaining and Extraordinary Relationship will reveal why traditional approaches to relationships cause most to fail and explain the steps to achieve long lasting relationships. It comes complete with case studies and exercises that are fun and easy and will help readers see the relationship in an entirely different way.
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Main Street Arena and LEAP Announce Solar Installations The Main Street Arena in Charlottesville will soon be home to one of a 68kW Array, which is expected to
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2011 Graduation Celebration for the Service Dogs of Virginia Service Dogs of Virginia celebrated another year of their remarkable success. The Holiday Inn hosted the event, where guests had the opportunity to visit current dogs in training, and to learn more about what their future holds. albemarle congratulates Jennifer and Raven, Kathleen and Talos, Jeffrey and Jasper, Nathan and Robbie, and Donnie and Piper. Service Dogs of Virginia raises, trains and places dogs to assist people with disabilities. Highly trained gods perform a wealth of tasks that allow greater personal freedom and independence.
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The UVA School of Law Hosts State of Sports Law Symposium The UVA School of Law hosted a successful “The State of Sports Law” symposium, featuring keynote speaker DeMaurice Smith, Executive Director of the NFL Players Association. Smith’s speech focused on “How to Be a Good Sport,” denouncing those who think of athletes as objects, replaceable, or not subject to basic human needs. He noted his famously hot temper is ignited when people “refer to one of our men as gladiators.” The thought-provoking speech extended beyond just football, however. Smith cited Mary Harris Jones and Cesar Chavez ALBEMARLE
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Gies Debuts Book in London Cambridge University Press and the Spanish Embassy in London recently launched a new book by Commonwealth Professor David T. Gies, The Cambridge History of Theatre in Spain, at an invitation-only event at the Spanish Embassy in London. The book, coedited with Maria Delgado (Professor of Theatre and Screen Arts at Queen Mary University of London), brings together experts from the U.S., Great Britain, Canada, Spain, and France to study the economics, staging, acting styles, publication history, and political climate of Spanish theatre from its beginnings in the early Middle Ages through today.
English Speaking Union Hosted “Remembering the Titanic” Dr. Henry P. Williams III and the English Speaking Union recently hosted “Remembering the Titanic”, a fund-raising benefit held in Charlottesville. The formal dinner commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Titanic’s sinking. The dinner raised funds for the ESU’s scholarship opportunities for teachers and students to study at prestigious English universities and colleges, through their annual Shakespeare contest for high school students and the British University Summer School (BUSS) program, which provides scholarships for high school teachers to gain continued education at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London, Oxford, or Edinburgh University.
Sculptor Selected for the Vinegar Hill Monument Melvin Edwards has been selected as the artist to create the Vinegar Hill Monument at the Jefferson School. A jury which represented the community chose him to depict how the people of the Vinegar Hill community, “rose up to the occasion—in spite of the storm—they prevailed,” as jury member Frank Walker explained.
Edwards is a New York artist and nationally renowned sculptor. He prevailed over three other finalists for the commission to memorialize the once-thriving African-American neighborhood which was destroyed to make way for economic development in Charlottesville.
Zuffoletti and Freire of OpenQ Build Social Apps Congratulations to OpenQ’s President Jim Zuffoletti and Chief Technology Officer Otavio Freire for their decision to employ Force.com to manage compliant relationships with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) via mobile and social media platforms. The Charlottesville business’s new presence on Force.com, the social enterprise cloud platform for building employee-facing social apps, will allow life science businesses to engage with stakeholders as well as key opinion leaders in a compliant way.
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“The First 15” Patients surround Dr. Jeff Elias holding up the individually-numbered commemorative T-shirts they received at the luncheon.
Focused Ultrasound Foundation Chairman Dr. Neal Kassell
Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (right) had an opportunity to meet study patient #10, Phyllis Walker, and her husband, Vic.
Diane Heller, a major Focused Ultrasound Foundation supporter, enjoyed a conversation with Focused Ultrasound Foundation board members (left to right) Gene Fife, Dan Jordan, and John Grisham. Her husband, the late David Heller, was a founding director of the Foundation.
The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation and “The First 15”
was proud to feature the breakthrough technology of The Focused Ultrasound Surgery Foundation in a recent issue. This noninvasive surgical procedure marries high intensity focused ultrasound with magnetic resonance imaging. The foundation’s latest success is bringing Albemarle and the University of Virginia medical community to the forefront of scientific achievement. Having gained national recognition in Time Magazine, the Focused Ultrasound Foundation is now celebrating the success of Phase I of the Focused Ultrasound Thalamotomy for the Essential Tremor. On April 19th the Focused Ultrasound Foundation hosted a luncheon at Farmington Country Club to present their results to patients, their families, members of the board, and the research team. Fifteen patients volunteered for the clinical trial, where Dr. W. Jeffrey Elias used Focused Ultrasound to treat the essential 22
tremor, a benign yet progressive disorder that affects nearly ten million Americans and can cause severe disability. Now dubbed “The First 15”, the group’s improved health was celebrated, marking an important medical breakthrough. In his speech, Focused Ultrasound Foundation Chairman Dr. Neal F. Kassell explained the potential of the study: “It doesn’t take an enormous leap of faith to understand that if you can treat something deep in the brain with extreme precision and accuracy, with no anesthesia, that you can treat anything else in the body or outside of the body (such as a tumor in the breast).” He was also acknowledged the collaborative effort that has made Focused Ultrasound possible: “It’s a story about what happens when you can get academia and industry and government and private philanthropy to work together.” The inspiring success of this trial will surely keep our focus on the continued success of Focused Ultrasound. ALBEMARLE
Student Tiffany Ames Crowned the ESU Top Shakespeare Performer Tandem Friends School junior Tiffany Ames placed first in the 29th annual English-Speaking Union Shakespeare Competition in New York City. Ames competed against fifty- seven other actors in the nation to place first. To be crowned the top Shakespeare performer in the country, Ames had to perform a Shakespearean sonnet and a monologue on the Lincoln Center stage. The Charlottesville teenager credits not only her long-time love of theater for her success, but also her appreciation for Shakespeare as a classic. Tucker Winter, the high school teacher who helped develop Ames’ passion for Shakespeare, and her acting coach, Laura Rikard, both pushed the young reader and actress. With first prize comes a two-week trip to London for a summer school course on Shakespeare and contemporary works for young actors.
Director position for the Piedmont Council for the Arts. She will continue serving the wider arts community through her efforts at PCA, a long-time partner and collaborator with The Bridge. Executive Director Greg Kelly will continue to lead the organization, and Ross McDermontt will continue as Programming Assistant and Director of the Charlottesville Mural Project.
The Bridge Announces New Managing Director
Recalling Prisoners of War at The Barracks Camp
Maggie Guggenheimer has been named Managing Director of The Bridge Progressive Arts Initiative. Guggenheimer brings with her a wealth of experience, having most recently held the Executive
The Barracks Camp held a public ceremony to dedicate a new highway marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, recalling the British and Hessian Prisoners of War. During
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the American Revolution, 4,000 Hessians captured in the Battle of Saratoga arrived here after marching from Massachusetts. The Convention Army, named after its surrender, lived in huts on the barracks camp in great hardship. The marker’s text recalls the role the Charlottesville-Albemarle community played in the Revolutionary War. The dedication ceremony featured the Color Guard of the Virginia Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Phil Williams III, President of VASSAR, delivered the keynote speech.
Charlottesville Gas Wins Major Award for Public Awareness Efforts The Southern Gas Association presented Charlottesville Gas with their Best Practices Award in Public Awareness and Education for their Flicker the Flame 2011 safety campaign. The campaign featured a television commercial, the “Flicker in Your Classroom” program, the Flicker Facebook page, a jingle, community events, and a bill stuffer. The campaign has had much success in raising awareness about natural gas. A baseline survey conducted before Flicker’s development resulted in only 29% of gas customers knowing the smell of natural gas. According to the most recent survey, 65% of gas customers recognize the smell.
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Celebrating the Legacy and Service of Civil Rights Leader JULIAN BOND
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n May 2nd, University alumni, friends, and supporters gathered at the Plaza Hotel Ballroom in New York City to honor civil rights activist Julian Bond. The Julian Bond Gala was led by Honorary Chairman President Bill Clinton, award-winning actor, singer, and activist Harry Belafonte, and Grammywinning musician Dave Matthews. The Gala Co-Chairs were philanthropists, Thaderine D. MacFarlane (Emeritus Trustee of The College Foundation Board at UVA) and Kathy Thornton-Bias (President-Retail Division at the Museum of Modern Art). The entertaining evening featured comedians Wanda Sykes and Chris Tucker as emcees. Special remarks were delivered by Whoopi Goldberg, Charlayne HunterGault, and Poet Laureate Rita Dove, the Commonwealth Professor of Poetry at UVA. Dave Matthews, Chrisette Michele, and Bebe Winans performed live at the ceremony. Julian Bond, Former Chairman of the NAACP from 1998 to 2010 and founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, currently holds twenty-six honorary degrees. As a retired professor from the Corcoran Department of History at the University of Virginia, Bond since 1992, has taught more than 5,000 students offering them insight on the topic of civil rights while placing his own personal experiences ALBEMARLE
in the larger context of Southern and American history in the last century. In his honor, the University has established the Julian Bond Professorship in Civil Rights and Social Justice. “The outpouring of support for the gala is a testament to Bond’s important contributions to our society, and the event was designed to celebrate his legacy and help raise some of the funds necessary to endow the professorship,” said Daisy Lovelace, Director of Development and Programming in UVA’s Office for Diversity and Equity. “UVA graduates take on influential roles in society so it’s important that they have a strong academic understanding of, and appreciation for, the history of the American Civil Rights Movement,” said Lovelace, who coordinates the Bond Chair fundraising for the University. “Bond and his colleagues changed the nation, and subsequently the world, when they were in their early 20s. We can all learn from their example.” “In an era when the rights of citizens are still questioned, the legacy of Professor Bond is a beacon that shines hope for all those who are treated unjustly,” Thornton-Bias said. “Endowing a chair in his honor will enable students for years to come to have the ability to study civil and human rights.” www.virginia.edu/vpdiversity/
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ART LIFE LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph June 7-9 Various locations in Downtown Charlottesville 434-977-3687; www.look3.org The LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph is celebrating INSIGHT artists Alex Webb, Donna Ferrato, and Stanley Greene this year. Presenting artists also include David Doubilet, Hank Willis Thomas, Lynsey Addario, Camille Seaman, Bruce Gilden, Robin Schwartz, and Ernesto Bazan. The nightly SHOTS & WORKS projections return to the nTelos Wireless Pavilion on June 8 and 9. In these 2-hour projections, established professionals and emerging artists are given the opportunity to fully express a project to a large audience. With the ability to show many images and add voice and music to accompany the projec-
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tion, artists are freed from typical commercial constraints. Artists include Todd Hido, Simon Norfolk, Rebecca Norris Webb, David Alan Harvey, and Viviane Sassen. LOOK3 will be showcasing the Truth Booth, an installation consisting of a touring inflatable booth where the public is invited to record their response to the statement “The truth is…” Responses will be collected and edited into a video artwork. Cause Collective artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks, and Hank Willis Thomas have created this project. The Truth Booth will be located at McGuffey Art Center June 7-9. As one of LOOK3’s principle sponsors, National Geographic Magazine is presenting Profoundly Human, a retrospective of photojournalist Lynn Johnson’s work. Known for her intense and sensitive work, Johnson uses her role as photographer and teacher to promote dialogue and encourage
a change in attitudes and perceptions of intolerance and prejudice. The exhibit will be shown at 200 Water St., with an opening reception on June 7 at 5pm. Returning to LOOK3, Pictures of the Year International, the oldest and most prestigious photojournalism program in the world, will present the year’s best documentary photography and photojournalism. The 50-print display, which will be located at McGuffey Art Center, showcases a selection of the winners from POYi’s most recent judging in February. The Aperture at Sixty Library will be on display as the BOOKS exhibit. This collection of books features the highlights of Aperture’s publishing program in honor of the publishing house’s 60th anniversary and its contribution to the evolving narrative of photography. The exhibit will be located at 100 5th St. NE from June 7-10.
Ernesto Bazan, Courtesy of the artist. Stanley Greene/NOOR, Courtesy of the artist.
Alex Webb/Magnum Photos, Courtesy of the artist.
Donna Ferrato, Courtesy of the artist.
University of Virginia Art Museum 155 Rugby Road, Charlottesville 434-924-3592; www.virginia.edu/artmuseum Émilie Charmy and the Feminine in Modern French Art through August 5 Émilie Charmy, 1878-1974, was a highly original exponent of modern art in Paris during the first half of the 20th century. She developed her artistic personality by engaging with impressionism, post-impressionism, and fauvism in the years leading to World War I. She became known for her expressive depictions of the female form. Émilie Charmy and the Feminine in Modern French Art brings together two paintings by Charmy—both self-portraits—with works on paper by her contemporaries Raoul Dufy, Henri Matisse, Georges Rouault, and Suzanne Valadon. These works are drawn from the museum’s holdings as well as from a private collection. The exhibit is curated by art history professor Matthew Affron of UVA’s College of Arts & Sciences, who is also the museum’s curator of modern art and its academic curator. The exhibit celebrates a recent gift to the museum of four important paintings, three by Charmy and one by her husband, the painter Georges Bouche. It also looks forward to the museum’s presentation of the first United States retrospective of Charmy’s work, scheduled to run from August 2013 through December 2013. UVA Art Museum programming is made possible by the support of The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The exhibition is made possible through the support of Arts$, albemarle Magazine, Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book, and The Hook.
Émilie Charmy, French, 1878–1974, Self-Portrait with an Album (Autoportrait à l’album), c. 1907–1912, Oil on canvas, 45 3/4”x35 1/16”, Gift of Pamela K. and William A. Royall, Jr., 2011.17.2
Emilio Sanchez: Cityscapes through August 12 The University of Virginia Art Museum opened a new exhibition, Emilio Sanchez: Cityscapes, that focuses primarily on images of urban scenes. This exhibition examines the work of the Cuban-American artist Emilio Sanchez. Sanchez, who spent most of his life in the United States, studied architecture at UVA from 1941 to 1943 before moving to New York City to attend the Art Students League. Although he is perhaps best known for his depictions of brightly colored Caribbean structures; urban landscapes—and the variety of buildings they contained—were equally important to him. New York City, where Sanchez lived from 1944 until his death in 1999, was especially prominent in his oeuvre. Perhaps reflecting his training in architecture, the images of New York ranged from towering skyscrapers to streetlevel bodegas and reflected the diversity of the city. “Although Sanchez worked primarily in a representational style, many of these works reflect a modernist, even at times abstract, visual language as details that would have distracted from structural investigations were minimized or eliminated, allowing him to focus almost exclusively on the interaction between color and form,” said the museum’s curator of exhibitions, Jennifer Farrell, who curated the show. Emilio Sanchez: Cityscapes will celebrate the UVA Art Museum’s recent acquisition of numerous works in a variety of media from the Emilio Sanchez Foundation. UVA Art Museum programming is made possible by the support of The Joseph & Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation. The exhibition is made possible through the support of Arts$, albemarle Magazine, Ivy Publications LLC’s Charlottesville Welcome Book, and The Hook.
Emilio Sanchez, American, b. Cuba, 1921-1999 Untitled, (New York Skies), 1980s Oil on canvas, 14”x14”, Gift of the Emilio Sanchez Foundation, 2011.3.3
Andy Warhol: Portraits through August 19 Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art 2200 Parks Avenue, Virginia Beach 757-425-0000 x.21; www.VirginiaMOCA.org The Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art unveiled a pop art blockbuster this Spring—Andy Warhol: Portraits, featuring original works from the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh. This notoriously private artist is revealed in the company he keeps. Including screenprints, drawings, paintings, Polaroids, and vintage family photos, this exhibition explores the phenomenon that is Warhol’s work on a deeply personal level. The exhibit includes more than 200 portraits produced by Warhol from the 1940s to the 1980s. This exhibition contains portraits of Warhol in his youth, a reproduction of Warhol’s first celebrity autograph (from Shirley Temple in 1941), early portrait drawings from the 1940s, samples of Warhol’s commercial work from the 1950s, movie star portraits from the 1960s, and more than 100 portrait paintings from the 1970s and 1980s. The most comprehensive exhibition of portraiture by Warhol. One section of MOCA’s galleries will be devoted to the Silver Clouds installation, in which silver Mylar balloons float in an interactive space for visitors. This is a re-creation of a Warhol installation dating back to 1966. MOCA also plans to show some of Warhol’s films in the gallery, including one of his famous “Screen Tests” and “Eat”. This exhibition has been organized by The Andy Warhol Museum, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh.
Andy Warhol, Self Portrait, 1978. Collection of The Andy Warhol Museum. Copyright 2011 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc./Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
Disintegration and Repair: Textile Invitational July 1-31 Artist Reception: Friday, July 6, 6-8pm Warm Springs Gallery at Charlottesville 105 Third Street NE, Charlottesville 434-245-0800; www.warmspringsgallery.com This exhibit examines the physical, formal, and conceptual aspects of clothâ€™s fragility, its tendency to deteriorate, and the human inclination to rebuild and restore. It speaks of wear and tear, damaged cast-offs, and unwanted remnants as
metaphors for the evidence of use and the passage of time. Current concern for sustainability and recycling has witnessed the appropriation and extension of the worn, the patched and the darned. Repurposing and recycling are not new to the textile world. Textiles made before the industrial revolution were woven by hand, making each scrap a precious and treasured commodity as well as a source of creative inspiration. Quilters have long created from scraps, as have sewers, designers, and craft makers, in cultures around the world.
Contemporary fiber artists have renewed interest in this long tradition and it is especially timely in the current climate of environmental awareness. Disintegration and Repair celebrates the entire continuum of fiber-based recycled art.
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Furyâ€™s Hallowed Trace: Photographs by Bill Mauzy through June 30 ANGELO 220 East Main Street, Charlottesville 434-971-9256; www.angelojewelry.com In Civil War battlefields throughout the South traces of Troop entrenchments remain. The ruins are fascinating testaments to the fury that once engulfed our nation. Mauzy explores the complexities of light and texture, and the narrative and meaning to be found in these historic landscapes.
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Prêt-à-Papier: The Exquisite Art of Isabelle de Borchgrave June 16-December 30 Hillwood Estate, Museum & Gardens 4155 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC www.HillwoodMuseum.org A selection of iconic dresses, reinterpreted in trompe l’oeil paper masterpieces by Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave, are presented in this exhibit. Prêt-à-Papier will bring together more than 25 of de Borchgrave’s quintessential interpretations of historical costumes and haute couture dresses, with six new works made for this exhibition, including one commissioned solely for Hillwood.
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Bird-like Things in Things like Trees July 7-August 19 Les Yeux du Monde 841 Wolf Trap Road, Charlottesville 434-973-5566; www.lesyeuxdumonde.com
In association with the Wintergreen Summer Music Festival this exhibit is the collaboration of artist Rob Tarbell and composer Douglas Boyce. Tarbell and Boyce met during a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts in Auvillar, France where both were inspired by the sounds of birds and nature around them as departure points and parallels for their arts. The exhibition and musical composition is the culmination of their collaboration. Tarbell’s multi-media paintings, projections, and sculptural forms will morph and hover in the space as Boyce uses cello, recorder, and harpsichord to evoke sounds of birds and nature, and computer software to spatially project sound around the gallery space. Please visit the website for information on the performance schedule. ALBEMARLE
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Spring Street 107 West Main Street, Charlottesville 434-975-1200 Elements of a Summer Vacation: Photographs by Alyson Whicheloe June 1-30 Alyson Whicheloe, photographer, approaches her craft as stealing moments in time without people seeing her. Her exhibition features a collection of color photographs taken in Cape May, NJ, with a small handheld digital point and shoot camera, natural light, and auto exposure. The images all have one thing in common; they are shot from hip level or lower. Farm to Shining Sea: Paintings by Lindsley Mathews July Painting has always been about capturing the mood, emotion, and beauty of the animals and places that are dear to Lindsley Mathews. Her artwork has been a personal inspiration primarily derived from her childhood. The greatest gift for her is to be able to share these special animals and places with others in hopes that their mood, emotion, and true beauty has been portrayed.
Lindsley Mathews, Highland, oil on canvas, 10”x10”
BLUE REDUX June 10-July DuCard Vineyard 40 Gibson Hollow Lane, Etlan 540-923-4206; www.ducardvineyards.com or firnewfarmartistscircle.wordpress.com BLUE REDUX, Firnew Farm Artists’ Circle Group Show will open June 10, 4-7pm, at DuCard Vineyard in Etlan, Virginia. The recipients of the Tucker Hill Memorial Scholarship will be announced for both Madison and Greene County. Sponsored by the Blue Ridge Foothills Conservancy, the art show is mixed media and a true celebration of the land, its beauty, and its impact on those who live here. 30
This school was the center of his life. NOW ITâ€™S THE CENTER OF A COMMUNITY.
Wilbert Dean, Board Member, Ellis Acres Memorial Park Buckingham Training School was created in 1923 by the Reverend Stephen Ellis to provide education to African American students in a segregated America. A generation later, Wilbert Dean, a former student, and other community leaders came forward to ensure that the school would not be lost to neglect and disrepair after its closing in 1965. Today, Ellis Acres Memorial Park provides community buildings and grounds for a new generation to meet, celebrate and learn. To learn more about how we can work with your community, contact us at 434-296-1024 or online at www.cacfonline.org.
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So, you call yourself a Virginian?
The tried and true way to have all the fun of a Virginian summer is simple: explore possibilities. Get up, get out, and let the state’s waterfalls, vineyards, beaches, and caverns do what they’re meant to do: enchant. Summer then becomes synonymous with “the time of your life.” Begin with purple mountains majesty, keep moving to the rolling blue of the coast’s undeveloped beaches, then to the one hundred-plus waterfalls in the state, and finally into vineyards, orchards, and farms. “Leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation, which are as necessary as reading. I will rather say more necessary because health is worth more than learning.”
Test your knowledge of our great Commonwealth, and see what it means to truly be a Virginian. It was once said that “To be a Virginian either by birth, marriage, adoption, or even on one’s mother’s side, is an introduction to any state in the Union, a passport to any foreign country, and a benediction from the Almighty God.” One can only imagine that someone who knew the beautiful landscape and rich history of Virginia coined this adage. To what extent could you call yourself a Virginian? Do you know the basics such as the state flower, bird, and nickname? Or are you an Old Dominion expert who celebrates every Virginia landmark from the birthday of Thomas Jefferson in April to the celebration of the Jamestown Landing on May 13? Test your Virginia IQ; challenge your friends and family; dazzle your neighbors; if you are new to our state, learn some exciting facts, and get to know Virginia. Compiled by Chelsea Hicks
-Thomas Jefferson in a letter to his grandnephew in June of 1790.
1. Which of the following correctly defines the word “summer”? a. Noun the warmest season of the year, in the Northern Hemisphere from June to August. b. Verb to keep or feed farm animals during the summer: “They summered their cattle in Piedmont pastures.” c. Noun heavy horizontal timber that serves as a supporting beam, especially for the floor above. d. Verb to pass the summer in a certain location: “We summer at our lake house.” e. All except c f. All of the above
2. Name the summer home located in oncerural Philadelphia where Thomas Jefferson went in June to write the Declaration of Independence. a. Montalto b. Poplar Forest c. The Palladio d. The Declaration
3. Who was the first American recorded to have served ice cream?
10. Which of the following is not a summer fruit?
a. Dolly Madison b. Martha Washington c. Martha Jefferson e. Governor Thomas Bladen of Maryland
a. Peaches b. Pears c. Early apples d. Persimmons
4. Identify the author of Indian Summer, the 19th century account of the Choinumne Yokuts and the valley where they lived.
11. Wondering what gift to bring on a summer visit to a friend’s house? Jefferson’s guests brought __________ when visiting his summer home.
a. Meriwether Lewis b. Thomas Jefferson c. John Millar d. Thomas Jefferson Mayfield
5. Name the Blue Ridge Highlands’ famous cross-shaped crystalline stones, found in the 169-acre Philpott Reservoir. a. Fairystone b. Cross quartz c. Christian crystal e. Virginia white cross
a. Asparagus, cider, and fruits b. Cake(s) c. Bear cub meat d. All of the above
12. True or False: In the Northern Neck, which stretches between the Rappahannock and the Potomac Rivers, there are five small public beaches, including one on which George Washington was born. a. True
6. True or False: Claret was Thomas Jefferson’s favorite summer wine. a. True
7. Which Virginia waterfall is slated as the highest east of the Mississippi? a. Hills Creek Falls b. Cascade Falls c. Crabtree Falls d. Meadow Creek Falls
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8. Which of these pick-your-own farms and orchards is not in Central Virginia? a. Spring Valley Orchard (cherries) b. A. M. Fog (vegetables) c. Critzer Family Farm (strawberries, peaches) d. Grelen (raspberries, blueberries) e. Hollin Farms (peaches)
9. Historians describe Jefferson’s retirement years at his second home, Poplar Forest, as a time most characterized by __________. a. Scholarship; he used his freedom from “the shackles of power” to form theories. b. Leisure; he got a chance to exercise two hours a day, and spent much time riding. c. Creativity; he read, wrote, experimented with farming, and employed a lifetime of architectural ideas in his house and grounds. d. Industry; he made enough money farming to pay off his debts. ALBEMARLE
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"99 Bottles of Beer" As you plan your next camping trip, or summer adventure, one activity all generations can participate in is a rendition of “99 Bottles of Beer.” Whether you use the never-ending song to amuse rambunctious children, need an engaging activity for everyone around the campfire, or just want to incorporate an American tradition, the lyrics are a steadfast staple to any trip. The song's simple lyrics go ... Ninety-nine bottles of beer on the wall, ninety-nine bottles of beer. Take one down, pass it around, ninety-eight bottles of beer on the wall. The same verse is repeated, and repeated, and repeated, each time with one fewer bottle. The song is completed when the singer or singers reach zero. The last verse following the last bottle being taken down and passed around is No more bottles of beer on the wall, no more bottles of beer. Go to the store and buy some more, 99 bottles of beer on the wall.
Virginia Breweries Compete in Bi-annual World Beer Cup Virginia’s breweries proved they can compete with the best of the best at the World Beer Cup in San Diego. 799 breweries from fifty-four countries, totaling 3,921 beers, were tested in a blind judging panel. Known as “The Olympics of Beer,” the international competition was stiff with 17.7% increase in entries over the 2010 event. Five Virginia breweries took home awards: Rock Bottom Arlington for Coffee Stout; Great American Restaurants for GAR Pale Ale; Hardywood Park Craft Brewery for Gingerbread Stout; Devils Backbone for Vienna Lager; and Blue Mountain Brewery for Blue Reserve. In the Lager category, Devil’s Backbone Brewing Company brought home gold for its Vienna Lager. The brewery can add this win to its impressive list of accomplishments it has made in its four years, including being named Champion Brewery at the 2010 World Beer Cup. Located near the base of Wintergreen Resort, Devil’s Backbone has opened a new production brewery in Lexington to respond to their increasing popularity. Their brews will soon be appearing throughout the state, and are beginning to be introduced to the D.C. area. Blue Mountain Brewery’s Blue Reserve won silver in the American-Belgo-Style-Ale category. The 2011 Great American Beer Festival medal-winning version of Blue Reserve was brewed solely with hops grown at the Afton brewery, and was the first-ever beer made with all-Virginia hops to medal in the competition. Nelson County brewer, Taylor Smack, recently opened a new branch of his Afton based Blue Mountain Brewery. Located in Colleen, this new facility, dubbed Blue Mountain Barrel House and Organic Brewery, will be producing thirteen lines of beer, some of which are made at the Afton facility, and some of which are brand new beers. While there are plans in the works for a tasting room, the main purpose of the new facility will be to increase production; this allows Blue Mountain to sell their beers outside of Virginia, to places such as Washington D.C., North Carolina, Maryland, and New York City, for the first time.
Virginia to Increase Highway Signs Promoting Wine Industry In an effort to increase the visibility of Virginia’s homegrown wines, the state has launched an initiative to introduce a total of seventeen new full-size signs along statehighways that highlight designated American Viticulture Areas. The plan was recently unveiled at King Family Vineyards in Crozet, at an event overseen by Virginia first lady, Maureen McDonnell. The initiative is meant to bring further awareness to Virginia’s rapidly expanding wine industry.
Trump Holds Virginia Wine Reception in New York City, Promoting Virginia Tourism, Wine, and Film Donald Trump hosted a reception promoting Virginia tourism, wine, and film in April at Trump Tower in New York. The event was comprised of industry specialists, including more than 200 wine news and travel journalists, wine trade representatives, film makers, and others. Governor McDonnell spoke at the event about the growth of the Virginia wine industry, the filming of Steven Spielburg’s Lincoln in Virginia, and the state as a top travel destination.
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Virginia Wine, Beer, And Cider TRAILS Festivals & Events June/JulY
JUNE Friday Night Wine Down at Veramar Vineyards Fridays—Start your weekend sipping a glass of wine in the fountain courtyard listening to light jazz. $. 5-9pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com. Uncork Your Weekend at Bogati Bodega Fridays—Enjoy a glass of wine on the deck while listening to live music. Gourmet flatbread pizzas and other light options are available. 6-9pm. 540-338-1144. www. bogatibodega.com. Bistro Night at Doukenie Winery Fridays— Start your weekend with Pizzeria Moto’s brick oven pizzas paired with a bottle of Doukenie wine. Don’t forget the live music. 6-9pm. 540-668-6464 x202. www.doukeniewinery.com. Live Music for First Fridays Downtown Jun 1—Enjoy live music as you sip Shenandoah Valley wines in Downtown Harrisonburg. 5-7pm. 540-432-0132. www.wineonwater.com. Live Music at Cave Ridge Vineyard Saturdays Jun-Aug—Spend your summer nights enjoying a glass of wine at Cave Ridge. $. 6-9pm. 540-477-2585. www.caveridge.com. Virginia Wine Country Half Marathon Jun 2—Join at the end point for the first-ever East Coast Destination Race Half-Marathon! Music festival, wine tasting featuring fifteen local wineries, food vendors, exhibitors, and much more. 10am-6pm. 540-668-6464. www. doukeniewinery.com. Twenty-third Anniversary Celebration at Hartwood Winery Jun 2—Celebrate with live music, food vendors and tours. $. 540-7524893. www.hartwoodwinery.com. Vintage Virginia Wine Festival Jun 2— Showcasing over sixty wineries, this annual festival is held at the Bull Run ALBEMARLE
Regional Park Special Events Center. www. vintagevirginia.com. Vertical Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting at Grey Ghost Jun 2—The foyer of Grey Ghost’s barrel room and wine library will host this candlelit, black tie optional event. The night will feature past vintages of Grey Ghost’s Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon’s, hors d’oeuvres, and discussion. $. 7:30-10pm. 540937-4869. www.greyghostvineyards.com. Sunday Sounds! Music on the Winery Courtyard Sundays Jun-Oct—Bring the family on Sunday afternoons for live music in the courtyard at Château Morrisette. Local and regional musicians and entertainers will brighten up the day. Grilled food, soft drinks, and wine will be available for purchase beginning at noon, or bring a picnic. Entertainment 1-4pm. 540-593-2865. www.thedogs.com. First Sunday of the Month Brunch at Prince Michel Jun 3—Enjoy a beautiful Sunday brunch, as well as wine tastings, tours, and shopping. $. 10:30am-2:30pm. 800-800-9463. www.princemichel.com. Vineyard Vibes at Cross Keys Vineyards Jun 3—Enjoy wine, music, and good company at this monthly concert series, featuring Who Shot John. 2-5pm. 540-234-0505. www. crosskeyvineyards.com. Sunday Seminar Series – Wine 101 Jun 3— Enhance your wine knowledge with Carl, the winemaker at the Little Washington Winery. The session will educate you on how to properly pair wine with food, and will end with a blind tasting. 3-4pm. $. 540-987-8265. www.littlewashingtonwinery.com Stagger Band at DeVault Family Vineyards Jun 8—Bring blankets and chairs for this family friendly event. Wine will be available for purchase by glass or bottle. $. 6-10pm. 434-993-0561. www.devaultvineyards.com.
Movie Night at Attimo Winery Jun 8—Bring the whole family for a showing of Karate Kid. $. 6:30-9:30pm. 540-382-7619. www. attimowinery.com Fathers Day Weekend Wine Tasting at Democracy Vineyards Jun 9—Bring the Father in your life for an afternoon of wine tasting. 12-4pm. 540-720-3901. www. oldevagourmet.com Whiskey Dust at DeVault Family Vineyards Jun 9—Spend a relaxing evening outside listening to the band. Wine will be available by glass or bottle. $. 3-7pm. 434993-0561. www.devaultvineyards.com Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyards & Winery Jun 9—Come for the first Starry Night of the season with entertainment from The Hackensaw Boys. Enjoy wine, live music, and food under the stars. $. 7-11pm. 540-456-8000 ext. 108. www. veritaswines.com Here Comes Summer in the Vineyard Jun 9—Welcome the summer months out on the lawn and dance into the warm night! Rock, roll, and remember British hits of the mid 60s and 70s. “Wilber” the Pig will roast and be available along with the food, music, souvenir wine glass, and tours. $. 6-10pm. 540-895-5085. www.lawinery.com Crossroads Art Show at DuCard Vineyards Jun 9—This annual art show is presented by Firnew Farm Artists Circle. Live music, snacks, and wine from DuCard Vineyards will be available. 540-923-4206. www. ducardvineyards.com. Live Music by David DaVol Jun 10, 15, 24—Bringing with him thirty years of professional experience, musician David DaVol works off a request list approaching 400 songs ranging from Garth Brooks to the Kings of Leon. 1-5 pm. 540-364-6402. www.barreloak.com. 37
Barrel Tasting with Head Winemaker at Cross Keys Jun 13—Head Winemaker Stephen Heyns will provide an exclusive opportunity for a full tasting, tour, hors d’oeuvres, and barrel wine tasting. Reservations. $. 5-6:30pm. 540-234-0505. www.crosskeyvineyards.com Thirsty Thursday at Prince Michel Jun 14— Celebrate Thursday with a glass of wine, food by Blue Ridge Café and music by Jim Wray. 800-800-9463. www.princemichel.com Movie Night at Veramar Vineyard Jun 15 —A movie on the big screen for free? First is Midnight in Paris. Brought to you by the Magic Lantern Theater, a nonprofit organization. Enjoy a movie with Veramar wines. www.veramar.com Harley Day at Veramar Jun 15—Show off your Harley or just bring Dad to admire the bikes and join the fun. The Rolling Coyotes will provide live music and Shaffer’s will be selling BBQ sandwiches. Reservations. 12-5pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com Fridays on the Patio at James River Cellars Jun 15—Spend your Friday evening on the patio with a glass of wine listening to local musicians--or take a tour. Grab some dinner or pack a picnic. $. 6:30-9:30pm. 804-5507516. www.jamesrivercellars.com Sunsets in the Vineyard at Barren Ridge Jun 15—Enjoy a glass of wine alongside the sounds of live performer Jimmy O. $. 7-10pm. 540-248-3300. www. barrenridgevineyards.com 4th Annual Rosemont Wine and Art Festival Jun 16—The festival will feature forty local exhibitors and artists. The $5 commemorative wine glass gets you unlimited tastings at any of the tasting bars set up on winery grounds. 10am-5pm. 434636-9463. www.rosemontofvirginia.com Annual Cajun Festival at Breaux Vineyards Jun 16—This 15th annual festival will feature live Cajun and Zydeco music, hay rides, wine tasting, craft vendors, and of course, Cajun food. $. 11am-6pm. 540-668-6299 x204. www. breauxvineyards.com Music, Cider, and Mead Jun 16—Sip cider overlooking the apple orchards at Foggy Ridge and enjoy mead at Blacksnake Meadery’s Sippin’ Porch. Music by talented local artists will be from 12-4pm. Event from 11am-5pm. $. 276-398-2337. www. foggyridgecider.com Bold Red and Savories for Dad at Willowcroft Jun 16—Enjoy the Saturday before Father’s Day with a special vertical tasting of red wine and elegant savories. Reservations requested. $. 12-4pm. 703-7778161. www.willowcroftwine.com Remote Control Planes at Doukenie Jun 16—Bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the afternoon watching RC planes fly through the air and perform stunts. $. 540-668-6464 x202. www.doukeniewinery.com 38
LDE at DeVault Family Vineyards Jun 16— Bring the family, chairs, and blankets to listen to LDE perform live. Food and wine available for purchase. $. 12-5pm. 434-9930561. www.devaultvineyards.com Botetourt Concert Series at Virginia Mountain Vineyards Jun 16—Enjoy an evening of classic rock, blues and jazz, featuring Solrevolt. $. 6-9pm. 540-473-2979. www.vmvines.com Father’s Day Weekend Specials at DuCard Jun 16, 17—Saturday will feature cigar and wine pairings by Panacea Cigars and Sunday features live music. 11am-6pm. 540-9234206. www.ducardvineyards.com 8th Annual Pink Ribbon Polo Classic Jun 17—Enjoy one of the most exciting sports in a beautiful Virginia setting to benefit the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation. $. 11am-5pm. 866-366-PRPC. www. pinkribbonpolo.com Sundays in the Shade at James River Cellars Jun 17—Enjoy relaxing live acoustic music from the scenic patio. Bring a snack or pack a picnic, sample some wine, and relax at James River Cellars. $. 11am-5pm. 804-5507516. www.jamesrivercellars.com Father’s Day Brunch at Chateau Morrisette Jun 17—Treat Dad to a buffet of lunch items at the winery, with tours and tastings. $. 11am-3pm. Reservations recommended. 540-593-2865. www.thedogs.com
Summer Solstice at Attimo Winery Jun 20— Spend the longest day of the year on the lawn with outdoor music while watching the sunset over the vineyard. 6-9pm. 540-3827619. www.attimowinery.com Vine to Wine 5k at Barren Ridge Jun 22— Enjoy an evening run followed by a night of music, wine, and celebration. 6-9pm. 540248-3300. www.barrenridgevineyard.com Hot Like Cajun 3 at DeVault Family Vineyards Jun 22—A fun concert of blues, rock, and soul music with wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle. $. 6-10pm. 434-993-0561. www.devaultvineyards.com Luau at Cross Key Vineyards Jun 22—Join Cross Key for steel drum music and Hawaiian themed food including pork, veggies, cheese, and dessert. $. 7:30-10:30pm. 540-234-0505. www.crosskeyvineyards.com Argentine Tango Dinner Show at Bogati Bodega Jun 23—Experience the delicacies of Argentine culture without leaving the States! Enjoy a three-course meal, wine, and learn a few steps of a passionate dance. Then see it performed live. Reservations. $. 540-3381144. www.bogatibodega.com Afton After Hours featuring Crys Matthews Jun 23—Enjoy a summer evening of wine and music with Cry Matthews. 6-9pm. 540456-8667. www.aftonmountainvineyards.com Williamsburg Wine Festival Jun 23—Sample the tastes of twenty local wineries as you
browse through local arts and crafts, food vendors, and enjoy live entertainment. Proceeds will benefit the Yorktown Fifes & Drums. $. 12-6pm. 757-877-2933. www.villageevents.com Wine Blending Class at Veramar Jun 23—Join winemaker Justin Bogaty for this blending party at Sofia’s Cellar. Enjoy a flirtatious pairing of wine and appetizers while learning how to blend your own special cuvee. Reservations required. $. 1-3pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com Vokal Fuzion at DeVault Jun 23—Bring blankets and chairs for this outdoor concert. Wine available by the glass or bottle. $. 3-7pm. 434-993-0561. www.degaultvineyards.com Rock and Roll Oldies at Ingleside Vineyards Jun 23—Twist and shout to the sound of the golden oldies for this fun night out. Glass of wine, tour, tasting, live music, and optional dinner included. $. 6-9pm. 804-224-8687. www.inglesidevineyards.com Afton After Hours featuring Jimmy O Jun 23—Enjoy a summer evening of wine and music. 6-9pm. 540-456-8667. www. aftonmountainvineyards.com Picnic Along the Blue Ridge Trail Jun 23, 24—Receive handy directions to each site on this leisurely, self-guided wine tasting with picnic snacks. Chateau Morrisette, AmRhein Wine Cellars, Attimo Winery, Blacksnake Meadery, Foggy Ridge Cider, and
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Villa Appalachia collaborate to present this unique wine and pairing event. Reservations requested. $. 11am-5pm. 540-593-2865. www. thedogs.com Mountain Road Wine Experience Tasting Tour Jun 23, 24—Visit Foggy Ridge Cider, four wineries, and Blacksnake Meadery for a self-guided tasting tour near the Blue Ridge Parkway. These six unique locations represent the area’s distinct artisan beverage makers. Visits will feature food pairings with fine wine. $. Sat 11am-5pm, Sun 12-5pm. www.foggyridgecider.com
Summer Solstice Wine Festival Jun 23, 24— Lazy Days Winery hosts the Summer Solstice Wine Festival. Celebrate local wines, food, music, arts and crafts, and sustainable and organic farming. A perfect summer event. $. Sat 11am-7pm, Sun 11am-5pm. 434-3816088. www.summersolsticefestival.com Lavender Festival by Beliveau Estate Winery Jun 24—Enjoy the fresh scent of lavender while watching the Plein Air artist paint the lavender field. Live music as well as lavender lectures, foods and products will fill the afternoon, as well as wines
by Beliveau Estate. 540-961-0505. www. maisonbeliveau.com Taste of Southern Italy at Willowcroft Jun 24—Spend an Italian themed afternoon with a special tasting of Southern Italian wines and light fare. $. 12-4pm. 703-777-8161. www. willowcroftwine.com Independence Weekend Kickoff Celebration at Lake Anna Winery Jun 29—Start your holiday weekend out in the vineyard with live music by Southern Special. Dancing under the stars and winery tours will make this a fun night for all. Wine will be sold by the glass or bottle. $. 6-10pm. 540-895-5085. www.lawinery.com Covington Cork and Pork Festival Jun 29, 30—Take in the sights and sounds of this BBQ competition as you enjoy the live music, street entertainment, and wine tasting. 5-9pm. 540-960-1532. www. covingtoncorkandpork.com Independence Day Extravaganza at Veramar Jun 30—Bring the whole family for this celebration featuring music, food, and a tractor and wagon ride around the vineyards. Shaffer’s will grill hotdogs and hamburgers. Reservations. 12-5pm. 540-9555510. www.veramar.com Alma Hesson, Jenny Reynolds, and Cherry Hill at DeVault Jun 30—All ages are welcome for this concert. Bring a blanket or chairs and relax to the music. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle. 3-10pm. 434993-0561. www.devaultvineyards.com
JULY Independence Day Wine and Cheese Pairing at James River Cellars Jul 4—Learn the basics of pairing wines with specialty cheeses in ways that enhance the flavors of both. $. 11am-5pm. 804-550-7516. www. jamesrivercellars.com Pre-Fireworks Party at DuCard Jul 4— Celebrate the 4th of July with BBQ from Setter Mountain Foods and music by Mattie Fuller. Bring family, friends, and a picnic if you wish. 3-8pm. 540-923-4206. www.ducardvineyards.com 5th Annual Pork and Cork at Barren Ridge Jul 4—Featuring an old-fashioned pig roast with all the fixings, live music, and fireworks to top off the evening. Reservations required. 6-10pm. 540-2483300. www.barrenridgevineyards.com Friday Night Live at Chateau Morrisette Jul 6—The five-man crew of Southern Remedy will light up the courtyard stage with their own brand of classic rock. Dine from the outdoor grill, sip wine, and dance to your favorite rock hits as dusk falls on the Blue Ridge Mountains. Bring your own seating. $. 6-9pm. 540-593-2865. www.thedogs.com 40
Pesticides and Summer Maintenance at the Epicurean Arts Center Jul 7—Learning never stops when it comes to disease control in a Virginia vineyard, so join Doug Fabbioli as he instructs this seminar on fungicides, insecticides, and their application. $. www. epicureancenter.com Cajun Zydeco at Lake Anna Winery Jul 7— Fireworks are over, but the sparks still fly at the winery with live Zydeco music by Zack Smith and the Dixie Power Trio paired with Cajun fare. Needless to say, it’s always a full crowd. Come for live music, souvenir wine glasses, tours, and tasting. Reservations. $. 6-10pm. 540-895-5085. www.lawinery.com Murder in the Vineyards! Jul 7—DuCard Vineyards will host this murder mystery dinner and show. Bring friends to find out who can solve the who-done-it mystery presented by the Mystery Dinner Playhouse. Reservations required. $. 6:30-10pm. 540923-4206. www.ducardvineyards.com Farm Days–Early Summer Produce at Foggy Ridge Jul 7—Participate in the second Farm Day of the season and pick the best of local, mid-summer produce from Good Food Good People, Southwest Virginia’s top organic cooperative. Savory treats from Natasha’s Market Café will be paired with award winning cider. $. 11am-5pm. 276-398-2337. www. foggyridgecider.com Dia del Amigo at Bogati Bodega Jul 7— Celebrate the Argentinean holiday Friends Day with a two bottles of wine for the price of one at the vineyard. $. 12-5pm. 540-3381144. www.bogatibodega.com Watermelon Festival at DeVault Jul 7—This annual festival will benefit The Children’s Miracle Network. Enjoy the sounds of HLC3 and Dragonfly as you sip the vineyard’s signature watermelon sangria. The afternoon will be filled with fun activities for the family. $. 2-10pm. 434-9930561. www.devaultvineyards.com 18th Anniversary Celebration at Gray Ghost Vineyards Jul 7, 8—Join Gray Ghost in celebrating eighteen years of winemaking excellence. Weekend festivities include wine tastings, winery tours, vineyards tours, live jazz music, Civil War camp, firing of a replica Civil War cannon, local vendors, and a silent barrel auction. $. 11am-5pm. 540-937-4869. www.grayghostvineyards.com Wine & Cheese Weekend at Burnley Vineyards Jul 7, 8—Experience the taste of red and white wines from both Virginia and Europe, paired with a variety of delectable cheeses. $. 11am-4pm. 540-832-2828. www. burnleywines.com Home Winemaking Seminar at Willowcroft Jul 8—Take part in the first of this two-part seminar, where material and tastings will be included. The second date will be August 5. Reservations required. $. 10am-12pm. 703ALBEMARLE
777-8161. www.willowcroftwine.com Fridays on the Patio at James River Cellars Jul 13, 20—Spend your Friday evening on the patio with a glass of wine, listening to local musicians--or take a tour. Grab some dinner or pack a picnic. $. 6:30-9:30pm. 804-550-7516. www.jamesrivercellars.com Wine Camp Jul 13-15—This is a unique three day/two night escape to Virginia Wine Country. A vacation and life experience, which includes lodging, meals, tastings, and exclusive vineyard and winery experiences. $. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com Starry Nights at Veritas Vineyards & Winery Jul 14—Enjoy music and wine in the great outdoors. Listen to Abbey Road, a Beatles cover band! There will be wine, live music, and food under the stars. Bring a picnic or sample the delights of chef Said Rhafiri. 7-11pm. 540-456-8000 ext. 108. www. veritaswines.com Mini Cooper Rally at Cooper Vineyards Jul 14—Go for a drive with one of the participating MINI clubs and enjoy live bluegrass music by Scattered Smothered & Covered. $. 11am-5pm. 540-894-5474. www. coopervineyards.com Mid-Summer Wine Festival at Hartwood Winery Jul 14—Enjoy a summer afternoon with wine tastings, live music, and tours. Bring a picnic or sample the fares of the food vendors. $. 540-752-4893. www. hartwoodwinery.com Annual Key West Festival at Breaux Vineyards Jul 14—Enjoy the “Vineyard in Paradise” at this 7th annual festival. Island inspired food, wine, reggae music, and vineyard tours will bring Key West to Virginia. $. 11am-6pm. 540-668-6299x204. www.breauxvineyards.com Black Dog Wine & Music Festival Jul 14— This yearly staple transforms the field into a big party of music, sun chairs, and barefoot dancing. A variety of vendors for shopping, food, and sangria will take part. Admission includes winery tour, tastings, and a souvenir wine glass. $. 11am-5pm. 540-3592865. www.thedogs.com Bastille Day Celebration at Willowcroft Jul 14—Celebrate the holiday with French wines and food fares. Reservations. $. 703777-8161. www.willowcroftwine.com Surrender Band at DeVault Jul 14—Bring blankets and chairs for a fun outdoor concert. $. 2-6pm. 434-993-0561. www. devaultvineyards.com Winemakers Dinner at Naked Mountain Winery Jul 14—Chef Eric Stamer will present a dinner including pork BBQ sliders, sautéed crab cakes, corn chowder, jumbo sea scallops and beef tenderloin. Each course is paired with select Naked Mountain wines. Reservations required. $. 6:30-9pm. 540-364-1609. www. nakedmtnwinery.com
Mel Parker at DeVault Jul 14—Bring blankets and chairs for this concert for all ages. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle. $. 7-9pm. 434-993-0561. www. devaultvineyards.com Marvin Ashby & High Octane at De Vault Jul 20—Bring a blanket or chairs for this family friendly concert. Wine will be available by the glass or bottle. $. 5-8pm. 434-993-0561. www.devaultvineyards.com Drive-In Wine and Movie Night at Veramar Vineyard Jul 20—Come see My Week with Marilyn presented by the Magic Lantern Theater, a nonprofit organization. Bring blankets and lawn chairs for a movie night. Light food available to purchase, or pack your own picnic. Enjoy the movie with Veramar wines. $. 7-10pm. 540-955-5510. www.veramar.com Music, Cider, and Mead Jul 21—Sip cider overlooking the apple orchards at Foggy Ridge and enjoy mead at Blacksnake Meadery’s Sippin’ Porch. Music from talented local artists will be provided from 12-4pm. 11am-5pm. $. 276-398-2337. www. foggyridgecider.com Paul Franco and the Rateros at DuCard Jul 21—Enjoy live music on the patio with wine tastings and light summer fare available for purchase. 1-5pm. 440-923-4206. www. ducardvineyards.com Poorhouse Road Band at DeVault Jul 21— Bring blankets or chairs and enjoy live music and wine. $. 5-9pm. 434-993-0561. www.devaultvineyards.com Wine and Whiskers at Lake Anna Winery Jul 21—The fundraiser for the Fredericksburg Area SPCA will feature wine tastings, a cash wine bar, light fare, silent auction, door prizes, and music. The SPCA is Fredericksburg’s only no-kill animal shelter, and all proceeds will benefit their new humane care facility. $. 6-10pm. 540-8955085. www.lawinery.com Wine & Herbs at Willowcroft Jul 22—Enjoy a special pairing of wine and fresh herbs from the gardens at Willowcraft for a funfilled afternoon. $. 12-4pm. 703-777-8161. Tomahawk Mill Summer Festival Jul 28— Enjoy food vendors, crafters, clowns, grape stomping, and fun hay rides. Live bands will provide continuous entertainment. A huge tent will make this event rain or shine. $. 1-6pm. 434-432-1063. www. tomahawkmill.com
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The Tycoon Tackle Story
Timothy P. O’Brien
nglers, history buffs, and conservationists alike will find an exceptionally good read in Timothy P. O’Brien’s tall tale of the man behind the fishing rod of Hemingway, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the sport of big game angling. Perhaps the popular explosion of motorboat fishing (angling) is not a “tall tale.” After all, who wouldn’t love wrestling big and feisty fish like Marlin and Tuna on a line at high speeds? The Tycoon Tackle Story is based on the one hundred percent true story of the author’s father, Frank O’Brien, as he relentlessly worked to develop the perfect fishing rod in 1936. His conservation efforts grew side by side with the company as Tycoon Tackle served the U.S. as a wartime business manufacturer for military aircrafts. Son of a tycoon, lawyer, and an exploding author among readers of angling history, Timothy P. O’Brien decided to write the definitive history on his father’s career after coming across inaccurate references to the fishing mogul and his business in several historical fishing books and articles. Since so many writers were interested in his father’s legacy, O’Brien knew he needed to get the right version out there. So he took four years to delve deep, beyond family photographs and memorabilia. He found business letters his father signed twenty years prior to his birth, he met with former employees, and discovered a wealth of new knowledge about the man he’d only known as “the angler, the sportsman,” and ultimately, “Dad.” All the hard work paid off. The newly released book is flying off the shelf, and O’Brien has contracts for two more, the first a companion piece to Tycoon Tackle---a collection of newspaper articles from Frank O’Brien’s column on angling in the 1950s in Puerto Rico---and the second a biography of sports writer Earl Roman. From O’Brien’s work we learn about the man who revolutionized angling, invented and manufactured prizewinning fishing rods to catch the biggest fish of his day, employed hundreds of people at the end of the Great Depression, and whose humble beginnings in a small shop in Miami, Florida, made him a household fishing name. His legacy is so strong that big game anglers still talk about him today. Though Frank O’Brien is called the giant of “The Gilded Age of Big Game Angling,” and represents the sport of the privileged, he is not a materialistic man. “We had no money, but a fortune in ideas,” he is recorded to have said. Such an attitude was characteristic of the fishing mogul, whose son remembers him as someone who “believed in the power of people...a very patriotic man.” O’Brien says, “My dad believed that there was something good in everyone.” Along with his patriotism and goodwill, Frank O’Brien embodies the American success story. O’Brien explains: “you don’t just start a small business [in a country other than the US] that becomes a tycoon.” Hope in the American dream is at the heart of Tycoon Tackle. Frank O’Brien believed in the spirit of entrepreneurship that is still very much alive in modern times, the life lessons learned therein, and the bond of fathers and sons surrounding these great American themes. And that’s what truly sent Tycoon Tackle down in history. Thanks to the worldwide community of big game anglers who have been going strong since the 1930s, we get to read the O’Brien story. Beneath that skillfully wrought historical veneer, the story is just that: a piece of lore, a timeless tale of father and son.
Frank M. O’Brien, Jr., the author’s father (in white), with a 366-pound blue marlin caught off Captain Johnny Cass’ Bombazoo, 1936. Cass is to the left of the fish.
The movie star Errol Flynn in 1941 at Cat Cay in the Bahamas. Flynn participated in the 1940 and 1941 Cat Cay Tuna Tournaments and used fishing rods made by Tycoon Tackle.
Perhaps fishing will take a greater part in your summer than you could have imagined. albemarle certainly hopes so. Between celebrating the fourth of July, taking summer fishing trips, and spending time with your family, you can find ways to pass on these lessons of hard work, patriotism, and family values to the next generation. And when you have those goals in mind, a wise and entertaining book is never a bad place to start. “Tim O’Brien has written a compelling yarn about the
perseverance and ingenuity of his father ...The time and place, the celebrity customers, and the fascinating world of big-game fishing make it even more so.” —author, Mike Rivkin
The Tycoon Tackle Story is available at www.amazon.com and direct from the publisher at www.whitefishpress. com. Come to New Dominion Books to meet the author, Timothy P. O’Brien, and hear him read on Friday, June 8 at 5:30pm. www.newdominionbookshop.com
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The Paramount Theater LOOK3 Under Exposed: David Doubilet Jun 6—See the underwater photographs of this adventurer with an artist’s eye. A book signing will follow in the lobby. Frog Prince (Missoula Children’s Theatre) Jun 23—Deep in the royal swamp, a lonely Frog retrieves a golden ball for Princess Prim in exchange for friendship and comfort. The spoiled princess doesn’t want to live up to her part of the bargain, and puts her royal Knights on alert. And so the trouble begins. In the end, the hero becomes a Prince (formerly known as Frog) and realizes that friendships are made, not bought, and that it is not what you are but who you are that counts. Hansel & Gretel (Missoula Children’s The a t re ) Jun 3 0 — P o o r H a n k a n d Gretchen! All of their friends are off to summer camp and have left them behind, and Mom is busy with work. But when the two doze off, they enter a dream world where their clothes are so strange—and so are their names. They encounter a colorful cottage concocted completely of candy and cakes, and unravel the secret of the Wildwood Witch: then their dream is mysteriously blended with real life, and the lessons of one apply to the other. You’ll learn the secret of the Wildwood—but, shhh— don’t tell! The Magic Flute Jul 13, 15, 18, 20— Mozart’s masterpiece preformed by Ash Lawn Opera. With sublime music and a fanciful tale, it remains one of the most preformed operas of all time.
Professor Harold Hill, who captures the imagination of River City and steals the heart of Marian the Librarian. The Paramount Theater 215 East Main Street Charlottesville 434-979-1333 www.theparamount.net
nTelos Wireless Pavilion Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers Jun 2—Steve Martin is a world-famous comedian, but did you also know he picks a wicked banjo? Steve and Co. are touring to promote their Grammy-nominated album Rare Bird Alert, and the show promises to feature great music as well as Steve doing the two things he does bestplaying banjo and being funny. Bonnie Raitt with special guest Mavis Staples Jun 12—Renowned singersongwriter Bonnie Raitt returns to C’ville, accompanied by special guest, the legendar y soul/gospel singer, Mavis Staples. This is the ninth annual Charlottesville Free Clinic Benefit Concert, and this year celebrates the clinic’s twentieth anniversary. Collectively, the series has raised over $1 million benefitting the organization.
M o z a r t ’s M a g i c P i c c o l o J u l 1 5 — A wonderful way to introduce children to the fun and magic of opera, this hourlong performance includes excerpts (in English) from Mozart’s masterpiece The Magic Flute. With souvenirs to take home and printed educational materials, kids will meet princess Pamina and prince Tamino in the most fun and accessible of manners.
The Music Man begins Jul 29—Meredith Wilson’s five-time Tony Award winning musical features one of America’s most iconic characters: the lovable rake,
Wilco with Lee Ranaldo Band (of Sonic Youth) Jul 19—After seven studio albums, various collaborations, and countless days on the road over the past 15 years, Wilco
“It was a real breath of fresh air,” says Tweedy, the singer, songwriter and guitarist who founded the group in the mid-’90s. “Wilco has pretty much been recording in between scheduled tours for 15 years or more, so it was really great to have a chance to recharge and forget how to play all the old songs.” nTelos Wireless Pavilion 700 East Main Street Charlottesville 434-245-4910 www.thenteloswirelesspavilion.com
The Jefferson Theater Steve Kimock Jun 1 Phantogram Jun 4 tUnE-yArDs Jun 5 Mogwai Jun 10
Crosby, Stills & Nash Jul 5—Working together since 1969, Crosby, Stills & Nash have become one of the cornerstones of Rock and Roll music. These three word class musicians/songwriters have produced classic hit after classic hit, and are still going strong today. Death Cab For Cutie with Surfer Blood Jul 14—By their seventh studio album, many bands are running out of creative steam and original ideas. But in the case of Death Cab for Cutie, nothing could be further from the truth. Codes and Keys is singular in the quartet’s catalog when it comes to sonic exploration and lyrical ambition. If anything, the band has never sounded more excited to experiment with textures, words, sounds, and even the process of recording itself.
tried something new before starting work on its eighth record, The Whole Love, on dBpm Records: The Chicago band took a vacation. Staying off stage for most of the latter half of 2010 was the longest break from touring that bandleader Jeff Tweedy has had in a career stretching back more than 20 years.
Robert Earl Keen Jun 26 Eric Hutchinson Jun 29 The Jefferson Theater 110 East Main Street, Charlottesville 800-594-TIXX, 434-245-4980 www.jeffersontheater.com
The Southern River City Extension Jun 1 Joe Pug and David Wax Museum Jun 3 Graffiti6 Jun 9 The Southern 103 South 1st Street Charlottesville 434-977-5590 www.thesoutherncville.com
John Paul Jones Arena Mamma Mia! Jul 12—A sunny, funny tale set in Greek island paradise the night before a young lady’s marriage. Follow the quintessential daughter on her quest to discover the identity of her father among her mother’s past lovers.
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Old Cabell Hall The University Singers Jun 2—Join University Singers alumni as they sing in a reunion show. UVA Summer Chamber Music Festival Jun 30—Join university faculty, amateur musicians, college, and high school students in this performance for string, woodwind, brass, and percussion. The concert is the culmination of an intensive workshop for skilled musicians. Old Cabell Hall, University of Virginia 112 Old Cabell Hall Charlottesville 434-924-3052 www.virginia.edu/music
Culbreth Theatre 1776 (The Musical) Jun 21-30—The Heritage Theatre Festival presents this independence-themed musical in celebration of the 250 th anniversary of Charlottesville’s founding. The Tony Award-winning musical has both delighted and intrigued audiences for the past four decades, and has been exalted for its quick-witted dialogue as well as its playful scores. Both history buffs and novices can enjoy the performance. Culbreth Theatre, University of Virginia 109 Culbreth Road Charlottesville 434-924-3376 www.virginia.edu/drama
Live Arts He Who Gets Slapped through Jun 9---Lion tamers, bareback riders, and scam-artists fall under the spell of a stranger at the circus in this tragicomic masterpiece where philosophy meets physicality and the stirrings of laughter and longing come to a boil under the big top. 44
Hairspray begins Jul 13—Get swept away to 1960s Baltimore with this Tony Awardwinning musical based on the cult-classic film by John Waters. Live Arts 123 East Water Street Charlottesville 434-977-4177 www.livearts.org
Play On! A New Virginia Theatre Waiting for Godot Jun 14-24—Samuel Beckett’s first professionally produced play, which opened in Paris in 1953 has since become a hallmark of twentieth-century theater. The story is of two homeless men waiting for someone—or something— named Godot. Their comical wordplay of poetry, dreamscapes, and nonsense has been interpreted as a metaphor for mankind’s inexhaustible search for meaning. Play On! A New Virginia Theatre at Ix 983 Second Street S.E. Charlottesville 434-872-0184 www.playontheatre.org
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Snoopy: The Musical Jun 28-Jul 8—An entertaining musical production based on the famous comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles M. Schulz.
Virginia Blues and Jazz Fest 2012 Jun1517—This three-day festival on the side of a mountain in Warm Springs features some of the country’s most talented Blues and Jazz artists, including five-time Grammy-winner Robert Cray, Catherine Russell, Groupo Fantasma, Honey Island Swamp Band, Bert Carlson Quartet, among others.
Barboursville Community Playhouse 5256 Governor Barbour Street Barboursville 540-832-5355 www.fourcplayers.org
Floyd Fest Floyd Fest Jul 26-29—A three-day summer music festival in Floyd, Virginia, featuring a stellar line-up of some of today’s best musicians, including Alison Krauss, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Jackson Browne, SOJA, Drive-By Truckers, Matisyahu, and many, many more. This event also features an array of regional artists, local vendors, and various other activities. Camping on site is permitted. Floyd Fest Floyd, VA 24015 888-VA-FESTS www.floydfest.com
Garth Newel Music Center 403 Garth Newel Lane Hot Springs 540-839-5018 www.garthnewel.org
Blackfriars Playhouse ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore through Jun 16—John Ford’s brilliant re-imagining of Romeo and Juliet leads audiences deep into a story of passion, lust, vengeance, greed, incest, and murder. After almost 400 years, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore’s tale of forbidden love remains controversial, shocking, and theatrically spellbinding. The Winter’s Tale through Jun 16— Shakespeare’s magnificent late play is a roller-coaster ride from romance to
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tragedy to comedy, and finally to a place of transcendent beauty where few other works of art have ever gone. “A sad tale’s best for winter,” says Hermione’s young son—but after unleashing a wintry tempest onto his characters, Shakespeare ultimately conjures Spring’s miraculous rebirth. A Midsummer Night’s Dream through Jun 17—Portraying the events surrounding the marriage of the Duke of Athens, Theseus, and the Queen of the Amazons, Hippolyta, this Shakespearean comedy follows the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of amateur actors who are manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare’s most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world. Blackfriars Playhouse 10 South Market Street Staunton 540-885-5588 www.americanshakespearecenter.com
Jefferson Center Roanoke Ballet Theatre: Napoli Ballet Jun 16--An Italian woman falls in love with a fisherman, Gennaro. The happy couple receives permission to wed, but soon after there is a terrible storm in Teresina goes missing. Once Gennaro has found his beloved Teresina he discovers she has no memory of him. Gennaro must help her remember her past and escape from Golfo, the Ocean Demon, or they will never be married. Jefferson Center Shaftman Performance Hall 541 Luck Avenue, Suite 221 Roanoke 540-345-2550, 866-345-2550 www.jeffcenter.org
Barter Theatre Avenue Q begins Jun 8—Avenue Q is a laughout-loud musical that follows the trials and tribulations of recent grad Princeton as he tries to find his place in the world. Two Jews Walk into a War begins Jun 20— Inspired by real-life events, this hysterical comedy follows the story of the last two Jews in Afghanistan whose temple has been ransacked and their Torah stolen, as they attempt to rebuild their community. With precise comic timing, this unusual comedy cleverly poses provocative questions about faith, freedom, and 46
intolerance, while reminding us that religion can bring us together even in impossible times. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory begins Jun 26—Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man, Willy Wonka, and the lucky young boy, Charlie, who finds a golden ticket allowing him to gain entrance to Wonka’s exclusive, wonderful world of chocolate.
Central Virginia Blues Society Jul 7—The Central Virginia Blues Society exists to keep the blues alive in our area, offering a network of musicians, performances, and regular blues jams. Hamner Theater 190 Rockfish School Lane Afton 434-361-1999 www.hamnertheater.com
Wintergreen Performing Arts
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe begins Jul 24—Join The Barter Players in a magical world where anything can happen. When the four Pevensie children slip through the old wardrobe and into the wondrous land of Narnia, they face a dangerous White Witch and her evil spells. It will take all of the children’s bravery and the love of a lion named Aslan to help them save themselves and the land of Narnia.
Wintergreen Performing Arts Summer Music Festival Jul 6–Aug 5—Wintergreen Performing Arts produces a high-quality summer music festival featuring symphonic and chamber concerts, as well as other performing arts programs throughout the year. This year’s theme—INNOVATION— will provide a wonderful cultural experience for all who attend. $. 434-325-8292.
Barter Theatre 127 West Main Street, Abingdon 276-628-3991 www.bartertheatre.com
Wintergreen Performing Arts Wintergreen Resort 434-325-8292 www.wintergreenperformingarts.com
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Paul Riesler & 1000 Questions Jun 1
Spring Awakening begins Jun 15—Winner of eight 2007 TONY Awards, Spring Awakening examines the unbridled energy igniting the journey from youth to adulthood. Charged with sexual power, poignancy, and passion (plus a brilliant contemporary score), the show was named “Best Musical of the Year” by nearly every critic, including The New York Times. Suggested ages 16+ (language, partial nudity).
Gabby Haze Jun 2 Richard Adams Jun 8, Jul 13 River City Radio Hour Jun 15, Jul 20 Mojo Saturday Jun 16, Jul 21 Comedy Night Jun 23, Jul 28 Wayne Theatre Alliance Waynesboro 540-943-9999 www.waynetheatre.org www.waynesborogateway.com
Hamner Theater Hamner Improv Troupe Meets most Mondays. Call to verify! Looking to recharge your acting batteries? Improv at the Hamner is for you. This mixed group of old hands and neophytes meets ever y Monday to learn and practices the basics—saying “yes, and;” making each other look good; and speaking spontaneously. Playing games and creating scenes incorporating these basics prepare the entire company for regular performances at the Hamner. This program is free of charge and is intended for everyone with an interest in improv.
Barksdale Theatre 1601 Willow Lawn Drive Richmond 804-282-2620 www.barksdalerichmond.org
Richmond Ballet Made in the USA: Traditions & Innovations Jun 6-9—Send the Richmond Ballet out on their international debut tour with this special preview run of the worldtour ballet. With elements of George Balanchine, John Butler, and Ma Cong choreography, the virtuoso whirlwind of movement is fit to dazzle. Richmond Ballet 407 East Canal Street Richmond 804-344-0906 www.richmondballet.com ALBEMARLE
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U V A H E A LT H Q&A with DR. WILLIAM D. STEERS From “Science Geek” to Surgeon A doctor at University of Virginia Health System since 1988, Dr. William D. Steers is chair of UVA Department of Urology, where his specialties include robotic surgery to treat prostate cancer as well as treatments for urinary incontinence and impotence. In addition to caring for patients and helping research treatment breakthroughs, Steers helps raise community awareness about men’s health and helps his wife tend grapes in their vineyard. What made you want to become a doctor? I was a science geek, and I was told by other scientists that the best way to have an outlet for my biomedical research was a career in medicine. My undergraduate degree was in engineering, so surgery seemed like the logical outlet based on my background.
If you weren’t a doctor, what would you do for a living? I’d either be a vintner, a sommelier, an engineer, or an entrepreneur.
What is the most rewarding part of your job? It depends on the day. Some days, it’s the satisfaction of curing someone or at least alleviating their suffering. Other days, it’s the legacy of the people you train as doctors. Other days, it’s the excitement of a discovery in the lab. Boredom is not an issue. Why did you decide to help organize the Charlottesville Men’s Four Miler (www.mensfourmiler.com), coming up on June 17? One of the strengths of this community is running—you can’t go anywhere around here without seeing joggers. But most of the joggers you see are women.
Eight Myths About Sunburn and Skin Cancer BY DR. MARK RUSSELL
As summer begins and the weather continues to warm up, you will likely spend more and more time outside, whether playing with your kids, working in your yard, or going on vacation. All that time outside also means more exposure to the sun and the potential for sunburn, premature aging of the skin or, in extreme cases, skin cancer. To help protect your skin, here are eight common myths about sunburn and skin cancer, beginning with one about the weather.
1. You can only get sunburn on warm days. The sun’s rays can still be harmful on a cold day although the skin may not feel warm.
2. You can’t get sunburn on a cloudy day. While clouds do block some of the sun’s rays, it is still possible to get a sunburn on a cloudy day.
3. Only people with a history of considerable sun exposure can get skin cancer. While this is often true, some people with skin cancer have not spent much time in the sun.
4. You won’t die from skin cancer. More than 10,000 people die in the U.S. from skin cancer each year, mostly from melanoma.
5. You can’t get skin cancer where the sun doesn’t shine. Although skin cancer usually occurs in sun-exposed areas of the skin, it can appear anywhere on the body, including your scalp, palms, soles of your feet, as well as under your toenails and fingernails. 48
At least seventy percent of urologic problems in men are caused by or exacerbated by obesity or being overweight. One of my sons was on the track team at Southern Cal, my father was a runner at Colorado, and my son’s teammate at Western Albemarle High School was Alec Lorenzoni, whose family runs Ragged Mountain Running Shop across the street from my office. So getting men to set a goal of a race as motivation to exercise seemed logical. However, guys are competitive and want to do well, which can be a barrier in getting them to run. That’s why the training program is more important than the race. Many of the 100 men in the program have never run before or haven’t jogged in years. Our goal is to get more and more men into the training program to get them to make routine exercise part of their lives.
What do you do for fun? I love cooking for family and friends. I spend most weekends obsessing about what to cook, what wine to pair with the food, and who best to share it with. I also work on my property—I enjoy growing things and getting my hands dirty. I also relax by running and reading. I try to read at least a book a week outside of medicine—I get lots of ideas that way. To learn more about the treatments available at UVA Health System for urological conditions—including prostate and bladder cancer, kidney stones, urinary incontinence, and male infertility—visit uvahealth.com/ services/urology.
6. All sunscreens protect against skin cancer. According to new FDA requirements, for a sunscreen to claim it protects against skin cancer, it must protect against both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) rays, and it must be SPF 15 or higher.
7. The higher the SPF, the less frequently sunscreen needs to be applied. Because sunscreen breaks down over time and can be removed with water and sweat, it needs to be re-applied at least every two hours.
8. All hats are equally effective at protecting your head and neck from the sun. The most effective hats are those with full brims of at least 3 inches, and a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of at least 50. These hats and other protective clothing, including long-sleeve shirts and sunglasses, can help reduce your risk along with seeking shade during the hottest part of the day (10 am-4 pm).
When Should You See A Doctor? By ignoring these common myths and limiting your exposure to the sun, you can reduce your risk for skin cancer. However, there may still be occasions when you need to see a doctor to get checked for skin cancer. You should consider scheduling an appointment if you have:
A personal history of skin cancer or a first-degree relative (such as a parent or sibling) with a history of skin cancer A mole that is changing in size or color A bleeding or non-healing lesion A new spot on your skin unlike any other on your body Dr. Mark Russell is a dermatologist at the University of Virginia Health System. For more information about preventing and treating cancer, visit uvahealth.com/cancer.
BEYOND THE GATES
Turn left off of 250 at Shadwell onto U.S. Route 22 and you will begin to notice an immediate shift in scenery. The trees lining the road disperse, revealing gorgeous rolling hills, backed by picturesque farmhouses, often barely visible from the road. Continue further, past these beautiful gated estates, and as Route 22 becomes Route 231 you will see Grace Episcopal Church, a breathtaking old stone church building that manages to stand out along this beautiful stretch of country highway. Grace Episcopal was founded in 1745, making it one of the six parishes that have remained active since Virginia was a colony. The Church has many traditions,
including the Blessing of the Hounds, a colorful ceremony that has taken place every Thanksgiving Day since 1929, bringing together foxhunters, their horses and hounds in the churchyard for prayers and thanksgiving. The Church’s most recent tradition, started in 2010, is Beyond the Gates, a daylong event that takes participants beyond the elusive gates and rolling hills that line Routes 22 & 231, giving them a firsthand glimpse of these scenic estates in the heart of Virginia horse country. The six featured estates are Castalia, Bridlespur, Airslie, Edgeworth, Castle Hill Cider, and Merrie Mill. Grace Episcopal Church itself is also open for tours, as well as the Keswick Hunt Club, home of the famous Keswick Horse Show. The day’s events include a country fair at
Highlights of the farm tour include sheepdog demonstrations at Edgeworth, an exhibition by Paso Fino horses at Castalia, and The Presentation of The Keswick Hunt Club’s Foxhounds.
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Grace Episcopal complete with food and craft vendors, pony rides, a fire engine, a children’s area, and a raffle for prizes. Highlights of the farm tour include a hunter-jumper exhibition, a sheepdog demonstration, Presentation of The Keswick Hunt Club’s Foxhounds, and an exhibition by Paso Fino horses, among other events. Proceeds from the event will support the church’s numerous community ministries, benefitting the church’s food closet and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, Boys and Girls Club, and more. This year’s event takes place on Saturday, June 16th from 10am-4pm. For i n forma tio n o n tick ets, as well as the featured farms, please visit www.gracefarmtour.org
Visiting Exhibit at the National Sporting Library and Museum Scraps: British Sporting Drawing from the Paul Mellon Collection at the VMFA, Richmond through Jun 30—Scraps: British Sporting Drawing from the Paul Mellon Collection at the VMFA, takes its title from Henry Alken’s series of drawings and prints that depict varied and often humorous episodes of sporting and country life. Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm, Saturday 1-4pm. Middleburg. 540-687-6542. www.nsl.org ALBEMARLE
On Friday evening, April 27 the Appomattox Mezzanine at the Virginia Horse Center Foundation in Lexington, Virginia played host to a first-of-its-kind celebration in the VHCF’s history—a roast honoring the career of Dr. Dan Flynn, Georgetown Equine Hospital. In addition to great food, a horse-leg cake and beer from a local microbrewery, lots of laughter was provided by a number of old friends. Reynolds Cowles of Blue Ridge Equine served as the moderator for stories about Georgetown’s early days, odd contraptions of wire and metal, the struggle for an approved x-ray, the inception of Foot Syndrome (and a lengthy explanation of same), high speeds on country lanes, and wild nights at New York’s Studio 54 discotheque. Roasters included Reynolds Cowles, John Bridell, Dave Fishback, Jay Golding, Ernie Oare, Carl Rogge, and Mike Svetz. by Christine Drake www.horsecenter.org 49
Erin Bartle, Rockbridge Hunt
Co-sponsored by the Farmington, Glenmore and Rockbridge Hunt Clubs took place at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington in April. Fortyseven riders of all ages representing hunt clubs, colleges and hunter stables from central Virginia competed in eleven field hunter divisions, with championships awarded for eight categories. Sandy Rives from the Keswick Hunt judged the event organized by professional organizers Penny and Brian Ross from Fairfield. The course was laid out in the outside area used for Virginia Horse Trials events with both permanent and temporary obstacles created to simulate jumps and obstacles typically found in the hunt field: logs, rails, coops, a bank, a gate plus an interesting water element at the end of the course that resembled a small pond. Foxhunters were put to the test over the gently rolling field with a stunning backdrop of mountains, sloping toward the Maury River that encircles the property-hence the name “Maury River Hunter Trials.” Winners included members of the Rockbridge Hunt Club in Glasgow, Farmington Hunt Club in Charlottesville, and Glenmore Hunt in Staunton, and Middlebrook Hunt in Middlebrook. For complete results www.vahorsetrials.com.
2012 Maury River Hunter Trials
The Maury Hunter Trial course was laid out in the outside area used for Virginia Horse Trials events with both permanent and temporary obstacles created to simulate jumps and obstacles typically found in the hunt field: logs, rails, coops, a bank, a gate plus an interesting water element at the end of the course that resembled a small pond.
Mollie Duncan, Farmington Hunt
2012 Farmington Hunter Trials
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The Farmington Hunt Club celebrated the beginning of an exciting new season with their inaugural Spring Hunter Trials held in April. The event, judged by W. Pat Butterfield and Tom Bishop, featured seven field hunter classes. Sixty-two riders of all ages tested their skills over eleven jumps including logs, rails, coops, and straw bails. Hunting Ridge Farm in Free Union, which was graciously provided by owners Karl Pfefferkorn and Katharine Birdsall, provided a stunning backdrop for the event and photographer Beth Sutton with countless images of springtime equestrian life. For complete results visit www.Farmingtonhunt.org. Report by Elizabeth Sutton, Farmington Hunt Club Communications Chair. Photographs Elizabeth Sutton unless otherwise noted.
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The Farmington Hunt kennels and clubhouse are located in Albemarle County near Free Union. The territory encompasses not only the rolling hills and fields at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where they have followed hounds since 1929, but also reaches into historic southern Albemarle along the Hardware and James rivers. The country’s terrain presents constant opportunity for great sport with a wide variety of riding experiences. www.farmingtonhunt.org ALBEMARLE
EQUINE EVENTS, LECTURES, AND ACTIVITIES Hear the Beat Horse Show and Yee Haw Gymkhana & Games Jun 3—This fundraising show will benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding and the Virginia Horse Center Foundation. A variety of Hunter, Western and Equitation, as well as Gymkhana, and games will be featured. 540-454-3337. www.hoof-beats.com. Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show Jun 8-10—This is the United State’s only three day Hunter-Jumper show for off-thetrack thoroughbreds. www.horsecenter.org. Mason Dixon Spectacular Paso Fino Horse Show Jun 8-10—Paso Fino’s will compete in a line up that includes Bella Forma, performance, pleasure, and classic Fino division classes. Specialty classes will include trail, western pleasure, and driving as well as youth classes. www. masondixonpfha.org. ACTHA Virginia State Competitive Trail Challenge Jun 23— This recognized American trail ride features over six miles of scenic trails, judged and pointed obstacles with wooded paths, hills, and water. Given the highest rating in 2011 by ACTHA, this event promises to be a safe, fun, and well-organized trail riding competition. All proceeds to benefit Hoofbeats Therapeutic Riding, Inc. All participants must register online to participate. www.actha.us. Markel Firecracker Arabian Championships Jul 4-8—As one of the largest Arabian horse shows in the country, this event is a direct qualifier for the Championship show held in October. The show will feature sport horse, dressage, driving, English, Western, costume, reining, sidesaddle, hunter over fences, and trail classes. Commercial exhibits will be open to the public. www.horsecenter.org. Dressage at Lexington Jul 13-15— Dressage at Lexington is a favorite of many east coast Dressage riders and breeders. It is one of the largest USDF and USEF recognized dressage shows in the area. Competitors from training level through Grand Prix exhibit their skills all three days of the show. Friday features Sport Horse in Hand classes. Saturday features an afternoon of musical freestyles. Free to spectators. www.dressageatlexington.com. Rockbridge Regional Fair & Farm Show Jul 18-21—This event will feature an antique and hot lick tractor pull, a farm show, laser tag, rides, entertainment, and good old fashion fun! www.horsecenter.org. Pony Club Championships East Jul 25-29— The USPC National Championships, held in Lexington, have contestants from all across the country competing in Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, Polocrosse, Show Jumping, Tetrathlon, and Quiz. Just like in a rally, teams are scored not only on their success in ring or on the field, but also for their Horse Management. www.ponyclub.org. ALBEMARLE
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The Academy Award-winning actress reflects about her childhood, talks about her influences, and discusses her newly-released memoir, My Extraordinary Ordinary Life.
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y first Sissy Spacek moment came eleven years ago, on one of my first days in Charlottesville. My wife called after one of her first solo trips out with our newborn daughter. “You would not believe what happened to me in the grocery store just now. Sissy Spacek told me Samantha was beautiful!” For others, those moments come at the gas station, or Lowe’s, or almost anywhere else. They happen so often that they are, in fact, pretty unremarkable. And that’s just the way she likes it. Because while Academy Award-winner Sissy Spacek is routinely hailed as one of the finest actresses of her generation, she says the best compliment of her life came when one friend told another, “Sissy Spacek? Why she’s just as ordinary as an old bar of handmade soap!” In her new memoir My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, written with local author Maryanne Vollers, we learn the roots of her “ordinary” aspirations. The actress who brought the world remarkable characters ranging from iconic singer Loretta Lynn in Coal Miner’s Daughter to the horror-chic prom queen in Carrie to the devastated mother in In the Bedroom shares a childhood that is part Leave it to Beaver and part To Kill a Mockingbird. Her tiny hometown of Quitman, Texas is a place filled with character and with characters. You’ve probably met a bunch of them, whether you know it or not. She says her acclaimed performance as Missus Walters in The Help was inspired by her father’s quirky sisters. The ability to truly know and appreciate normal people, she says, has been a big part of her success. Those looking for salacious Hollywood tell-alls or the airing of dirty family laundry should definitely look elsewhere. There are some behind-the-scenes stories featuring Hollywood pals like David Lynch, Tommy Lee Jones, and others. But they are the kind to elicit thank you cards rather than legal threats. 54
It turns out the only real digging in this book is the kind that unearths nothing but treasured family memories. Why would a person who has enjoyed such great success, while maintaining unheard of levels of privacy for a star at her level, write a book? “Well, I can still remember,” she said. “So that is a wonderful thing. I really did the book for my girls, for my family. Both sides of my family are storytellers and there was this wonderful tradition of oral history. I wanted to put down all those stories that were passed down to me, and the stories of my childhood. You know, in my childhood, nothing much happened. But it was all in the details of a simple, everyday life.” The book traces her family history back to its hardworking Czech origins to Quitman, a place with a population of only 1,237 that fueled her passion for the ordinary and instilled the values that define her to this day. “Quitman didn’t have much of anything,” she writes, “but it had everything we needed.” Things like Mrs. Huckabee’s Sno-Kone shack, a daily stop on her walk from school to the courthouse where her parents both worked, and where she knew every nook and cranny. Reading her tales, you are struck by the fact that there really was a time when kids didn’t “click on” adventures, they actually lived them. You are also struck by the innocence of a bygone era, especially when she delightedly recalls sneaking out of the house with a friend for midnight strolls in their pajamas. If it weren’t for the fact that she actually lived it, Spacek’s early years in Quitman could easily be the stuff of a favorite southern novel, full of outsized personalities, abundant charm and wonderfully simple truths. Many of those truths were passed along by her parents, and the solid foundation they provided for Sissy and her two cherished brothers. Her dad, an agricultural agent, was a highly respected figure in ALBEMARLE
Sissy Spacek and her husband, Jack Fisk, live on a horse farm in Albemarle County, in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. They are the proud parents of two daughters, Schuyler and Madison. Spacek has been one of the industry’s most respected actresses for more than three decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award®, five additional Oscar® nominations, three Golden Globe® Awards, and numerous critics’ awards. She was recently recognized with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (www.walkoffame.com)
Quitman who, she writes, had a lot of Atticus Finch in him. As for her mother, both the book and her conversations are full of the simple and lasting wisdom she shared. One night, the family was laying on a blanket in the yard looking for shooting stars and picking out constellations. There were lots of wishes sent skyward and lots of questions about the meaning of infinity. “Sometimes we asked our parents big questions” Spacek writes, “such as ‘How big is the universe?’ And ‘Why are we here?’ Mother had the best answer to that one. ‘You’re here, she said, to make the world a better place because you lived.’” That kind of perspective has served the actress well throughout her remarkable career. “My mother knew instinctively what was important and what was not. I remember when I was nominated for my first Academy Award.
I called her in a panic and said, ‘Mother, what am I gonna do? I don’t know what to do. I don’t how to be. I am terrified! ‘ And she said, ‘Honey, you don’t have to do anything. You’ve already done it. This is just an evening that is celebrating the wonderful work of a room full of people. Just go and have fun and be yourself.’ I just thought, it’s so simple! What great advice!” Spacek also knows how very lucky she was to have the childhood she did. “I kind of got an EZ-Pass of a childhood,” the actress and longtime Albemarle County resident said. “It was idyllic, and simple.” Not all that happened in Quitman was idyllic, and Spacek writes eloquently about a family tragedy that changed her life forever, and the grief that would “propel her like rocket fuel” as she set her sights on the career she dreamed of. That original dream did not involve the silver screen, but instead a spot at the center of the burgeoning 60’s folk scene. She left Quitman for New York City in the mid-1960’s with a suitcase and two guitars. Sissy Spacek’s first big break in her career was an even bigger break in her life. It came when she was cast opposite Martin Sheen in the Terence Malick film Badlands. And it was there, on the set of that film in La Junta, Colorado, that she met her husband of thirty-eight years, Jack Fisk. Jack was the Art Director on the film and would soon be one of the most highly regarded Production Designers in the business, working with old friends like Malick and his college pal David Lynch, among many others. Their connection was strong, and immediate. “We had a deep understanding of each other from the beginning,” Spacek said. “We just sort of recognized one another.” Even from those earliest days, she said, theirs has been a relationship that may seem unconventional by society’s standards, but one that is deeply rooted, in conventional values. “We just decided that when we got married, we would make up our own rules, and live the life that was right for us. And we’ve always tried to live that life, the art life. We have that creative element in everything we do, in the way we raise our children, in the way we run our home and farm and the way we run our careers.” She credits much of this philosophy to her husband. “That is something I learned so much from Jack. He is the consummate artist. Jack is the kind of guy who wakes up every day, and it’s not ALBEMARLE
‘What do I have to do today? It’s ‘What do I get to do today?’” One of the things the couple shared from the beginning was a love of spontaneity. “We are not planners. We never plan a vacation months in advance, because we never know how we would feel when we got to that time.” One night, she writes, the pair was in a Washington hotel getting ready for a dinner at the White House. They talked about how much they would rather be in jeans at their Albemarle County farm. So they sent their regrets, skipped town, and headed back home. It’s the same way she runs her career. “People always say, ‘If you could play any role, what would you want to play?’ That is just not me. It’s not the way I think. When things come along, when I have opportunities, I say, do I want to go through that door or do I want to go through that door? It’s a little like the show ‘Let’s Make a Deal.’ What’s behind curtain number one?” The story of how they came to call Albemarle their permanent home seems to capture what the actress and her husband are all about. “I think that their strong imprint that the little town I grew up in, and the wonderful characters it put in my life, is what made me search for Virginia. And when I landed here I recognized this as a community that was similar to the one I grew up in, where you meet all kinds of people. It’s just such a great cross section of people here.” The region had them from the moment they first arrived. “We were just swept away by its beauty, and by the history. But we had no idea how wonder ful a place it is, and how wonderful a community it is. It’s really the people who make it so great, and the love of family and children, and animals and literature and education… it’s just a really, really special place.” For a time, she and Fisk split their time between Los Angeles and their farmhouse getaway here. That is, until a couple of otters had their say. Spacek was pregnant with the couple’s first child, Schuyler, and decided the farm would be a good, quiet place to prepare for their new life. They returned there as a family soon after, and one afternoon she and Jack noticed a couple of otters swimming in their pond. She writes of being captivated by the creatures as they put on an Esther Williams-like swimming exhibition, chuckling and screaming with delight all the while. They knew, she writes, that they had witnessed pure joy. ALBEMARLE
“It was just the most amazing day,” she recalls. We had never seen otters before, and we have never seen them again. We could have been on the other side of the house and not seen it. But that was a truly serendipitous moment.” Daughter Madison would follow, and by that time the couple knew they had truly found a home. “I wanted them to have a place to grow up that afforded them the same freedoms that Jack and I had—that Huck Finn, To Kill a Mockingbird kind of childhood where they head out the screen door in the morning and you only see them when they’re hungry.”
The cover for My Extraordinary Ordinary Life, the albemarle Magazine cover and feature photos for this article were shot by photographer and Albemarle resident Lynne Brubaker. Brubaker was “thrilled and honored” to have the opportunity to photograph her friend and neighbor Sissy Spacek at her Albemarle County farm. Brubaker’s work has been featured in Town and Country, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Garden&Gun, Southern Living, and albemarle Magazine. More of Lynne’s photographs can be seen at lynnebrubaker.com
My Extraordinary Ordinary Life By Sissy Spacek with Maryanne Vollers www.hyperionbooks.com
Not surprisingly, the idyllic setting and dedication to a life of art has lead both girls into the family business. Schuyler has relocated to Los Angeles to pursue her growing career as an actress and a singer songwriter, and recently came back home to get married on the farm. And Madison, on her way to becoming an art director like her dad, has returned to Texas and its booming independent film scene. What the couple never bargained for was just how deep their Virginia roots would grow. “I’ve lived here far longer than I lived in Texas.” That’s not to say she is in any way forgetting her lone star state roots. “Of course I’ll always be a transplanted Texan. My mother and father’s first vacation without us kids was here in Virginia, and they loved it. I remember my mother always said, ‘You know, Virginians settled Texas.’ That was the highest compliment she could give to Virginia or Texas! And my father always said to me, ‘You are so lucky, you live in the cradle of democracy.’ And we truly do. You know, we walk and ride on trails that Thomas Jefferson rode and walked on. Battles have been fought here and blood has been shed. I think everyone who lives here is aware of and respectful of that.” Over the course of the book’s 268 pages, encompassing a life that has taken her to the highest heights of the entertainment industry, Sissy Spacek seems overcome with emotion by a moment exactly one time. The Academy Awards, perhaps? A White House visit where President Clinton introduces her to Hillary as the only other person there without an accent? No, the evening she says she’ll never forget came at a retirement party for Blue, her neighbor who owned the service station and garage down the street from her farm. His family had strung blue lights inside the building and the familiar equipment was pushed aside in favor of barbecue, biscuits, and desserts. “The room was filled with Blue’s friends, black and white: horse trainers, investment bankers, teachers, store clerks, and school bus drivers. We were all there. It reminded me of why I loved this place so much.” And it reminds us of why we love her right back. John Kelly is a Charlottesville-based writer and PR/Marketing Consultant.
RIDING TO NEW HEIGHTS Cyclist Andrea Dvoark and Equestrian Will Coleman in Search for Olympic Gold BY ALEX SHANNON
ith the 2012 Olympics on the horizon, the world will temporarily turn its eyes away from the baseball, football, and basketball stars that we so often idolize and shift them towards a different realm of athlete, the Olympian. This is a time when not only great runners, swimmers, and gymnasts get their chance at the spotlight, but also in-line speed skaters and GrecoRoman wrestlers can emerge as household names. In light of this, albemarle would like to recognize two outstanding athletes within our region, cyclist Andrea Dvoark and equestrian Will Coleman. They might not appear on the front page of the sports section week in and week out, but they are both among the finest in their sport, having amassed an extraordinary list of accomplishments at a young age, and represent our region with poise and grace on the international stage. Andrea Dvorak, a resident of Crozet and graduate of UVA and UVA Law School, has been participating in various endurance events throughout her life. She swam competitively throughout high school, and discovered biking and the triathlon during her time as an undergrad. She participated in various events throughout her undergraduate years, culminating with a first place finish in the USA Triathlon Collegiate National Championships during the spring of her fourth year. After college,
she faced the decision to either become a professional athlete or study law UVA, a tough decision, but not a bad set of choices. Dvorak chose to get her law degree, in large part because it provided her with the assurance of a career beyond sports; biking is, after all, a dangerous profession in which career ending injuries can happen at any moment. Dvorak continued to participate in events throughout Law school, and really began to devote herself full-time to cycling upon graduation. She is currently riding for ExergyTwenty12, one of the premiere biking teams in the world, and is vying for a spot to compete in the Olympics, if she gets it, she says, it’s an opportunity she can’t pass up. If she doesn’t make the cut, she won’t be in London to cheer on her teammates, not because she wouldn’t love to be at the games, but because the event falls on the same weekend as a family wedding. Will Coleman has lived in the central Virginia region since he moved
to Charlottesville with his family at the ripe age of six. He began what has become a prodigious riding career shortly thereafter, participating in events throughout the region, and impressing former Olympic riders Karen and David O’Connor enough that he began receiving lessons with them, eventually leading to a three-year apprenticeship with the pair after graduating from Woodberry Forest in 2001. Coleman experienced much initial success in these years, winning a gold medal in the 2001 North American Young Rider’s Championship at the age of eighteen. Olympic dreams are not new to Coleman, as, at the age of twenty, he was a hopeful for the 2004 Olympics in Athens. Fortune did not favor him, however, and despite placing first among young riders at the Rolex Kentucky eventing competition, he did not make the cut for the Olympic team. He now admits that he was not ready at the time, being too young and still learning proper techniques and how
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to prepare not only himself, but also his horses for world-class competition. He enrolled at the University of Virginia in 2005, and continued to compete throughout the course of his studies, earning a degree in 2009. Coleman is now riding full time, and seeking a spot on the U.S. Olympic team for the first time since 2004. This go-around he is at the top of his game, having placed fifth overall in Rolex Kentucky, the biggest eventing competition in the Western Hemisphere, a performance that will almost certainly capture the attention of the U.S. Equestrian Olympic Selection Committee. He and the sixteen-year old horse, Twizzle (owned by Jim Fitzgerald), whom he refers to as “the old man,” have been through a lot together and are mature, and in every sense professional at what they do. Regardless of whether or not they compete in London this summer,
the pair is well on their way to achieving greatness in the world of eventing. Both athletes seem to have their hands full at the moment, traveling to races and competitions across the country and internationally, yet they both also have a firm grounding in the community when they are at home. Andrea Dvorak and her husband Peter Hufnagel (whom she met while on the cycling team as an undergrad at UVA) have developed a truly world-class highschool cycling program at the Miller School, where Peter teaches English. The program is offered to 8th graders through 12th graders, both boys and girls, on the condition that they run on the cross-country team in the fall (as well as increasing endurance, a certain amount of impact on the legs, absent in cycling, is important for proper development) The team is provided not only with eight
miles of biking trails on Miller’s beautiful Crozet campus, but also a state-of-theart cycling workshop in which the young cyclists can learn firsthand how to care for and repair their bikes. Peter heads the program, but Dvorak is able to play a large role when she is not out competing with her team. She says she especially enjoys hopping on a mountain bike and hitting the trails with some of the students, as it is a lighthearted change of pace from her meticulously calculated training sessions. Will Coleman also connects to the community through his sport, and has gone above and beyond the call of duty on numerous occasions. One such example took place on a weekend this March when he agreed to teach a clinic with the Mountain Skyline Pony Club, a group which is devoted to teaching children with a love of ponies to become competent riders, but was asked shortly thereafter by the U.S. team coach to attend a training session in South Carolina that same weekend. While many riders in his situation would have regrettingly called in to say they could no longer make it to the clinic, Coleman went out of his way to schedule his training around it, driving up on Sunday to teach the eight hour clinic, then driving back down to South Carolina that night to finish up with training on Monday. Not only was he present, but Justine Ix, whose daughter attended the clinic, notes that he was fully committed to giving each group of young riders the amount of time they needed to fully understand the lessons, and went out of his way to connect with them individually instead of just going through the motions. Roxanne Booth, the volunteer leader of the Mountain Skyline Club, whose daughter, Morgan, takes lessons from Coleman, also noted his sense of his own commitment. She says that even if he does not perform as well as expected, he always keeps his head up and is able to offer words of advice and encouragement to the younger riders that look up to him. Our region is honored to have these two inspiring athletes call it home, and albemarle wishes them the best of luck in their future, whatever it may hold!
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and a SPECIAL THANK YOU to Bill Howard and all of the Committee members and volunteers. Your dedication to the ﬁght against Alzheimer’s is so appreciated. On May 3–4, they helped raise more than $75,000 for the chapter to support our programs and services. Thanks also to the Gala guests for their personal contribution to our cause. Your support fuels advances that will beneﬁt the more than 42,000 people affected by the disease and their caregivers in our chapter area. 60
Virginia Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns
Experience a blend of antiquity and comfort as we offer you a sampling of spectacular southern hospitality. Reflections of the grace and charm of a past era, each country inn and B&B is unique and varies in style and offering. From historic accommodations to mountain hideaways…from weekend trips to business retreats…from romantic getaways to family vacations…we extend a warm welcome and invite you to discover the best places to visit and the most exciting things to do and see.
B&B LISTINGS BY REGION Northern Virginia: Ashby Inn & Restaurant, Inc 692 Federal Street, Paris, VA 20130 540-592-3900 www.ashbyinn.com email@example.com Black Horse Inn 8393 Meetze Road Warrenton, VA 20187; 540-349-4020 www.blackhorseinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast Inn 23130 Briar Patch Lane Middleburg, VA 20117 703-327-5911 or 866-327-5911 www.BriarPatchBandB.com info@BriarPatchBandB.com
Strathmore House on the Shenandoah P.O. Box 499, Mt. Jackson, VA 22842 888-921-6139 www.strathmorehouse.com email@example.com
Greenock House Inn 249 Caroline Street, Orange, VA 22960 540-672-3625 or 800-841-1253 www.greenockhouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunset Hills Farm 105 Christmas Tree Lane Washington, VA 22747 540-987-8804 or 800-980-2580 www.sunsethillsfarm.com email@example.com
High Meadows Vineyard Inn 55 High Meadows Lane Scottsville, VA 24590 434-286-2218 or 800-232-1832 www.highmeadows.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Holladay House Bed & Breakfast 155 West Main Street Orange, VA 22960 540-672-4893 www.holladayhousebandb.com email@example.com
Afton Mountain Bed & Breakfast 10273 Rockfish Valley Highway Afton, VA 22920 800-769-6844 www.AftonMountain.com stay@AftonMountain.com
Columnwood Bed and Breakfast 233 North Main Street Bowling Green, VA 22427 804-633-5606 or 866-633-9314 www.columnwood.com firstname.lastname@example.org
B&B at Mountain Valley Farm 12955 Dyke Road, Stanardsville, VA 22973 434-985-8874 www.mvfarm.net email@example.com
Heritage House Bed and Breakfast 291 Main Street Little Washington, VA 22747 888-819-8280 www.heritagehousebb.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Brightwood Vineyard & Farm Cottage B&B 1202 Lillard’s Ford Road Brightwood, VA 22715 540-948-6845 www.brightwoodvineyardandfarm.com email@example.com
Inn at Narrow Passage US 11 South, Chapman Landing Woodstock, VA 22664; 800-459-8002 www.narrowpassage.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Cottages at Chesley Creek Farm P.O. Box 52 Dyke, VA 22935 434-985-7129 or 866-709-9292 www.chesleycreekfarm.com email@example.com
Lackawanna Bed and Breakfast 236 Riverside Drive Front Royal, VA 22630; 540-636-7945 www.lackawannabb.com firstname.lastname@example.org The Longbarn Bed and Breakfast 37129 Adams Green Lane Middleburg, VA 20118; 540-687-4137 www.bnblist.com/va/longbarn email@example.com The Richard Johnston Inn 711 Caroline Street Fredericksburg, VA 22401 540-899-7606 www.therichardjohnstoninn.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Dawson’s Country Place Bed and Breakfast 5224 Shelby Road, Rochelle, VA 22738 540-948-3119 or 866-538-0138 www.aviewofamerica.com email@example.com Ebenezer House Bed and Breakfast 122 Seville Road, Madison, VA 22727 888-948-3695 www.theebenezerhousebb.com firstname.lastname@example.org Frederick House 28 North New Street Staunton, VA 24401 540-885-4220; www.frederickhouse.com email@example.com
Inn at Westwood Farm 12256 Montford Road Orange, VA 22960 888-661-1293 www.innatwestwoodfarm.com firstname.lastname@example.org Mayhurst Inn 12460 Mayhurst Lane, Orange, VA 22960 888-672-5597 www.mayhurstinn.com email@example.com Meander Inn 3100 Berry Hill Road, Nellysford, VA 22958 434-361-1121 or 800-868-6116 www.meanderinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org Ridge View Bed and Breakfast 5407 South Blue Ridge Turnpike Rochelle, VA 22738 540-672-7024 www.virginia-ridgeview.com email@example.com South River Country Inn 3003 South River Road Stanardsville, VA 22973 434-985-2901 www.southrivercountryinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org The Buckhorn Inn 2487 Hankey Mountain Highway Churchville, VA 24421 540-337-8660 or 877-337-8660 www.thebuckhorninn.com email@example.com 61
B&B LISTINGS BY REGION CONTINUED The Guest House at Walnut Grove 7508 Belmont Road Spotsylvania, VA 22551 540-854-7993 firstname.lastname@example.org
Prospect Hill Plantation Inn & Restaurant Box 6909 (Near Zions Crossroads) Charlottesville, VA 22906 800-277-0844; www.prospecthill.com email@example.com
Ivy Creek Farm Bed and Breakfast 2812 link Road, lynchburg, VA 24503 434-384-3802 www.ivycreekfarm.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Winterham Plantation Bed and Breakfast 11441 Grub Hill Church Road Amelia, VA 23002 804-561-4519 www.winterham.com email@example.com
Silver Thatch Inn 3001 Hollymead Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911 434-978-4686 www.silverthatch.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Rockwood Manor Bed and Breakfast 5189 Rockwood Road, Dublin, VA 24084 540-674-1328 www.rockwood-manor.com email@example.com
Arcady Vineyard B&B & Wine Tours 1376 Sutlers Road, Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-872-9475 www.arcadyvineyard.com firstname.lastname@example.org
1817 Norvell-Otey House 1020 Federal Street, lynchburg, VA 24504 434-528-1020 www.norvelloteyhouse.com email@example.com
Clifton Inn 1296 Clifton Inn Drive Charlottesville, VA 22911; 434-971-1800 www.cliftoninn.net firstname.lastname@example.org
The Babcock House 106 Oakleigh Avenue, Appomattox, VA 24522 434-352-7532 or 800-689-6208 www.babcockhouse.com email@example.com
The Cope-Foster House P.O. Box 5737 Charlottesville, VA 22905; 434-979-7264 www.va-guesthouses.com/copefoster.html firstname.lastname@example.org
Cliff View Golf Club and Inn 410 Friels Drive, Covington, VA 24426 540-962-2200 or 888-849-2200 www.cliffviewgolf.com email@example.com
Dinsmore House Bed and Breakfast 1211 West Main Street Charlottesville, VA 22903; 434-974-4663 www.dinsmorehouse.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Evergreen: The Bell-Capozzi House 201 East Main Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073 540-382-7372 or 888-382-7372 www.evergreen-bnb.com email@example.com
Guesthouses Cottages & Vacation Homes P.O. Box 5737, Charlottesville, VA 22905 434-979-7264 www.VA-Guesthouses.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Historic Inns of Abingdon 224 Oak Hill Street, Abingdon, VA 24210 276-623-1281 or 800-475-5494 www.abingdon-virginia.com email@example.com
Eastern Shore of Virginia:
House Mountain Inn 455 lonesome Dove Trail lexington, VA 24450 540-464-4004 www.housemountaininn.com firstname.lastname@example.org
1848 Island Manor House 4160 Main Street Chincoteague Island, VA 23336 800-852-1505 www.islandmanor.com email@example.com
Hummingbird Inn 30 Wood lane, P.O. Box 147 Goshen, VA 24439 800-397-3214 www.hummingbirdinn.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Cape Charles Hotel Historic Inn 235 Mason Avenue Cape Charles, VA 757-331-3130 www.capecharleshotel.com email@example.com
Inn at Riverbend 125 River Ridge Drive Pearisburg, VA 24134 540-921-5211 www.innatriverbend.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Nottingham Ridge Bed and Breakfast 28184 Nottingham Ridge lane Cape Charles, VA 23310 757-331-1010 www.nottinghamridge.com email@example.com
Inn at Court Square 410 East Jefferson Street Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-295-2800 www.innatcourtsquare.com firstname.lastname@example.org Inn at Monticello 1188 Scottsville Road, Route 20 South Charlottesville, VA 22902 434-979-3593 or 877-RElAx-VA www.innatmonticello.com email@example.com Inn at Sugar Hollow Farm 6051 Sugar Hollow Road Crozet, VA 22932 434-823-7086 www.sugarhollow.com firstname.lastname@example.org Lady Bug Hill P.O. Box 5737 Charlottesville, VA 22905 434-979-7264 www.VA-Guesthouses.com email@example.com 62
Eastern Virginia: A Primrose Cottage Bed & Breakfast 706 Richmond Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 800-522-1901 www.primrose-cottage.com firstname.lastname@example.org Atherston Hall 250 Prince George Street Urbanna, VA 23175 804-758-2809 www.atherstonhall.com email@example.com Inn at Warner Hall 4750 Warner Hall Road Gloucester, VA 23061 804-695-9565 or 800-331-2720 www.warnerhall.com firstname.lastname@example.org Williamsburg Sampler Bed and Breakfast Inn 922 Jamestown Road Williamsburg, VA 23185 757-253-0398 www.williamsburgsampler.com email@example.com
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There is always something happening in Albemarle, Charlottesville, and the surrounding areas. Use albemarle’s calendars to make plans to attend area events and activities. ARTS, CRAFTS, & ANTIQUES Virginia Highlands Festival begins Jul 28— More than one hundred exhibitors display their crafts during this juried arts and crafts show. Antiques, art and photography exhibits, drama, music, dance, storytelling, a gardening symposium, writing workshops, fine foods and wine tasting, nature walks, historical walking tours and lectures, hot air ballooning, youth events, and much more. $. Barter Green, Abingdon. 10am-6pm. 276-623-5266. www. vahighlandsfestival.org EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURES Bold Cautious True begins Jun 2—Timed to coincide with the sesquicentennial of the Civil War and Emancipation, VMFA is reprising the exhibition, originally organized by the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The Richmond reworking of this thought-provoking exhibition takes its title from Whitman’s poem “As Toilsome I Wander’d Virginia’s Wood.” Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. $. 804-340-1400. www.vmfa.state.va.us ALBEMARLE
Photography from the Museum Collection begins Jun 8—These focused exhibitions will engage key moments in the history of photography, explore the development of the medium, and highlight important pieces from UVaM’s rich collection of photographs. University of Virginia Art Museum. $. 434-924-3592. www.virginia.edu/artmuseum Cityscapes through Aug—Featuring paintings from Emilio Sanchez, focusing on the Cuban-American artist’s urban scenes. Curated by Jennifer Farrell, Curator of Exhibitions. University of Virginia Art Museum. $. 434-924-3592. www.virginia.edu/artmuseum Maharaja: The Splendors of India’s Great Kings through Aug-—This exhibit is the first to explore the extraordinarily rich visual culture of India’s last royal families, from the early 18th century to the mid20th century, bringing together over two hundred magnificent objects. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. $. 804-340-1400. www.vmfa.state.va.us End of an Era: The Photography of Jack Jeffers through Aug—An exhibition displaying over 123 large-format black-and-
white prints of people and landscapes from the Appalachian region of western Virginia. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. $. 804-358-4901. www.vahistorical.org Heads and Tails through Sep—Portraits of five people with compelling personal stories—a woman who inspired the English poet Alexander Pope; a royal governor who was murdered by a mob; a Federalist politician struggling against the tide in Jeffersonian Virginia; a patron of the arts who made his fortune as a robber baron in the Gilded Age; and a Virginia suffragette, freethinker, and political radical. $. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. 804-358-4901. www.vahistorical.org For the Love of Beauty: The Collections of Lora and Claiborne Robins through Dec---This exhibition presents nineteenth-century Hudson River School landscape paintings and colonial furniture collected by philanthropists Lora Robins (1912–2010) and her husband E. Claiborne Robins, Sr. (1910–1995). This exhibition represents the first time that this personal collection has been publicly displayed. $. Virginia Historical Society, Richmond. 804-358-4901. www.vahistorical.org 67
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Summer Safari 2012: Celebrating Virginia’s Living Landscapes Jun 2—This gala benefiting the Shenandoah National Park Trust, Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, and Piedmont Environmental Council will provide a tour of the three thousand acre Smithsonian facility, only open to the public a few times a year, followed by cocktails and dinner. See endangered wildlife from around the world and meet the scientists working hard to save them. Learn first hand from national park rangers about the myriad of efforts underway to protect Virginia’s landscapes. $. 434-293-2728. www.snptrust.org 18th Annual Manassas Heritage Railway Festival Jun 2—The Manassas Heritage Railway Festival is a family celebration of the rich railway history that Manassas has to offer. Manassas Junction was the site of both the first and second Battles of Manassas during the Civil War and of the nation’s first military railroad. Come out to Old Town Manassas and see model railroad displays at the Harris Pavilion along with lots of fun rides for kids of all ages. 10am-4pm. 703-369-6599. www. visitpwc.com Graves’ Mountain Festival of Music through Jun 2—Banjo pickers, fiddle players, and high-pitched vocal harmonies entertain bluegrass fans from all across the country and around the world in Syria, VA. The show will feature Donna Ulisse and the Poor Mountain Boys, Goldwing Express, Balsam Range, The Boxcars, and The Quebe Sisters Band plus many more of your favorite bluegrass bands. $. 540-9234231. www.gravesmountain.com All-Breed Dog Show and Obedience Trial Jun 2-3— The Charlottesville-Albemarle Kennel Club will present its annual AllBreed Dog Show, with 1,000 dogs from 145 breeds represented. Fun for the entire family and an excellent opportunity to find the perfect breed of dog for your home and to obtain information about them from their owners! Foxfield Race Course, Garth Road. 434-980-3185. www.cakc.org Herndon Festival through Jun 3—Mark your calendar for the 32nd Annual Herndon Festival. Four days of live musical entertainment, carnival rides, arts and crafts vendors, food, 10K and 5K races, and a Fitness Expo, Business Expo, model railway exhibit, children’s hands-on art area, fireworks displays, and more. 703-7877300. www.herndonfestival.net Virginia Renaissance Fair Saturdays and Sundays through Jun 10—The 11th year of the fair will focus on new and wondrous inventions and scientific discoveries of the late 16th century. The Village of Stafford will feature period costume, shopping, music, historical crafts, re-enactments, archery, and jousting. Dance the Maypole, attend the Court of Common Pleas, or watch a knighting ceremony by the Queen. Bring the whole family to the fair, held at Lake Anna Winery, and travel to another time. $. 703-508-5036. www.VaRF.org ALBEMARLE
Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival Jun 10–17—Enjoy this week long music festival featuring three concerts with orchestra, soloists and choir, six chamber concerts and a Leipzig Service. $. Sun 3pm, Fri and Sat 7:30pm, Sun 10am. Eastern Mennonite University’s Lehman Auditorium and Asbury United Methodist Church, Harrisonburg. 540-432-4582. www.emu.edu/bach Skyline Kennel Club Dog Show Jun 11, 12— Join the Skyline Kennel Club for the AKC All-Breed Dog Shows, Obedience Trials, and Rally Trials. Augusta Expoland, Fishersville. $. 540-337-4392. www.augustaexpo.com Literacy Volunteers Tutor Training Jun 16, 18—With nine thousand illiterate adults living in Albemarle, Literacy Volunteers is recruiting tutors to donate their time and experience to confronting this challenge. No teaching experience is necessary. Registration required. 434-977-3838. www. literacyforall.org Annual Juneteenth Celebration Jun 1618—Events at PVCC begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, June 17, with a Tribute to the Ancestors featuring drumming and musical and spoken-word performances. The tribute will take place in the lakeside amphitheater on the College grounds behind the V. Earl Dickinson Building. Following the tribute, Earvin L. Jordan Jr., UVA associate professor and research archivist, will present “150 Years of Freedom: African-Americans in Civil War Virginia.” A public reception follows. On Saturday, June 18, activities are planned in and around the Dickinson Building from 11am-4pm. The day will include dance workshops, a horseshoe tournament, three-on-three basketball tournament, Children’s village, and “The Secret History of Juneteenth” presented by Carroll R. Gibbs. 434-295-6632. www.pvcc.edu 27th Annual James River Batteau Festival Jun 16–23—Travel back in time to an era when Lynchburg was the center of the east-west trade route. A fleet of flat-bottom boats, called batteau, filled the James River, transporting goods to Richmond and bringing prosperity to the region. $. Percival’s Island, Lynchburg. 434-532-5554. www.batteau.org Summer Mini-Camps! Mondays through Thursdays beginning Jun 20—Lots of choices for fun and exciting five-day camps for children ages four to seven. Reservations required. $. 9am–12pm. Virginia Discovery Museum, Charlottesville. 434-977-1025. www.vadm.org Charlottesville Bike Camp Jul 9–21—The six day, five night Mountain Bike Camp will run from July 9-14, preceding the seven day, six night Road Camp taking place from July 15-21. Attendees will stay on the picturesque Miller School of Albemarle campus. Every day revolves around cycling with rides on the world-class roads and trails in the surrounding area. There are also daily skills sessions and cycling related seminars. $. 540-456-6528. www. charlottesvillebikecamp.com Annual Virginia Lake Festival Jul 19–21— This unique festival celebrates Clarksville, ALBEMARLE
Virginia’s only lakeside town. Events and attractions include hot air balloons, arts and crafts, sand sculptors, live entertainment including music and dancing, great local and ethnic food, and the traditional ‘Gathering of the Boats’, and fireworks show. There will also be an Antique Auto Show, Longaberger Basket Weaving demonstrations, racing boats, helicopter rides, and much more. Experience the wonder and fun of LakeFest. $. Clarksville. 434-374-2436. www.clarksvilleva.com 37th Annual Pork, Peanut, and Pine Festival Jul 21-22—Celebrate the three main industries of Surry County at Virginia State Park’s largest arts and crafts festival, featuring more than 150 artisans. $. 10am-5pm. Chippokes Farm and Forestry Museum, Surry, VA. 757-294-3625. www. porkpeanutpinefestival.org INDEPENDENCE DAY Fourth of July Jubilee at Wintergreen Jul 3, 4—It’s a birthday party celebrating the red, white, and blue with live music, a block party, movies under the stars, chairlift rides, games for the entire family, and of course, fireworks. 434-325-8180. www.wintergreenresort.com Fourth of July Children’s Bike Parade Jul 4—Come to Lexington to celebrate Independence Day! Bring the kids and help them decorate their bikes, scooters, and strollers before parading down Main Street. 10am. Downtown Lexington. 540-463-5375. www.lexingtonvirginia.com Independence Day Celebration Jul 4— Celebrate Independence Day 1850s-style at the Frontier Culture Museum with all sorts of fun for family and friends! Frontier Culture Museum, Staunton. 540-332-7850. www.frontiermuseum.org An American Celebration at Mount Vernon Jul 4—Historic Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, salutes our first commander-in-chief with a dazzling display of daytime fireworks during its annual Independence Day event! And don’t miss the naturalization ceremony, military reenactments, a special wreath laying ceremony, and more. $. 8am–5pm. Mount Vernon. 703-780-2000. www.mountvernon.org Fourth of July at Williamsburg Jul 4—The Declaration of Independence, drafted by Virginian Thomas Jefferson, was adopted July 4, 1776. Celebrate our nation’s birthday in Williamsburg with Fifes and Drums, militia parades, and Colonial Williamsburg’s famous fireworks in the Historic Area. $. Music for fireworks begins at 8pm. 800-HISTORY. www.history.org Independence Day Celebration Jul 4— Celebrate America’s independence at the retreat home of the Declaration’s author as living history brings Jefferson’s era to life with hands-on activities, and the reading of the Declaration of Independence. $. 11am–4pm. Poplar Forest. 434-534-8120. www.poplarforest.org All-American Celebration at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Jul 4—Wear your red, white, and blue to decorate for a “parade.”
Enjoy music, WaterPlay, and fun activities in the Children’s Garden. 1–4pm. 804-2629887. www.lewisginter.org GARDEN Historic Landscape Institute Jun 10–22— This two-week course will use the gardens and landscapes of Monticello and the UVA as outdoor classrooms for the study of the theory and practice of historic landscape preservation. Lectures, workshops, field trips, and practical working experiences will provide an intensive introduction to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration, and historical horticulture. 434-984-9836. www.monticello.org Richmond Area Daylily Society Show and Sale Jun 16—Shop for beautiful daylilies. Experts will be on hand to answer questions. $. 9am. 804-262-9887. www.lewisginter.org Father’s Day in the Garden Jun 17— Celebrate Father’s Day at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden with entertainment and garden-related activities. Enjoy a free concert and see classic cars and motorcycles. $. 1-4pm. 804-262-9887. www.lewisginter.org Lovely Lavender Day Jun 20—Enjoy the day and discuss the growing, landscaping, harvesting, crafting, and eating lavender! Annie Baggett, from Sunshine Lavender Farm, will talk about several different species and cultivars of lavender and which are best grown in Virginia. She will give demonstrations with the many varieties of lavender and show their versatile uses. $. 10am–3 pm. Pharsalia, Tyro. 434-277-5231. www.pharsaliaevents.com Hydrangeas with Susan B. Viemeister and Foxie Morgan Jul 10—Hydrangeas are an important plant at Pharsalia. Come see and learn about the different species of hydrangeas, how to grow them, when and how to prune these shrubs without losing the blooms, and how to best preserve the flowers, fresh or dried, for arrangements. Registration recommended. $. 10am– 1:30pm. Pharsalia, Tyro. 434.277.5231. www. pharsaliaevents.com Scottsville on the James Farmer’s Market through Oct—Peruse the market for produce, organic vegetables, baked goods, flowers, plants, cheeses, wines, meats, and crafts. Thurs 4–7pm, Sat 8–12:30pm. Scottsville. 434-286-9267. www.scottsvilleva.com City Market through Dec—Find your weekly servings of fruits and vegetables at this market, along with jams, jellies, annuals, perennials, shrubs, herbs, baked goods, and crafts. Sat 7am–Noon. H&R Block Parking Lot, Water Street, Charlottesville. 434-9703371. www.charlottesvillecitymarket.com MONTPELIER 540-672-2728, 540-672-0003 www.montpelier.org Civil War Hut Reconstruction Jun 16, Jul 21—See re-enactors rebuild the huts occupied by General Samuel McGowan’s South Carolinians during the winter of 1863-1864. The re-enactors will use the 69
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ASH LAWN-HIGHLAND 434-293-8000 www.ashlawnhighland.org Annual Flag Day Celebration Jun 14—Learn about the changes made to the flag during Monroe’s time. 1-4pm. Celebrating America’s Independence Jul 4— Work and play on a 19th century plantation. Craft demonstrations, colonial games, and more. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the lawn. MONTICELLO 434-984-0922 www.monticello.org
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same construction techniques as McGowan’s men. Located on Route 20 across from the Montpelier Train Depot. 10am-4pm. Summer Big Woods Walk Jul 8—Beat the heat in the shade on the trail in a guided tour of the 200-acre, old-growth James Madison Landmark Forest, known as the “Big Woods.” Tour begins at 2pm. Demonstration Forest Walk Jul 15—Venture beyond the mansion and the lawn to the woods of Montpelier. This two-hour tour of the Montpelier Demonstration Forest Trail will help visitors understand society’s dependence on forests now and during the Madison’s time. Tour begins at 2pm. Summer Family Barbecue and Picnic Jul 15—Catch up with family and friends during a leisurely BBQ in James and Dolley’s backyard. Local BBQ, live music, and train rides for the kids will be available. Orange County Fair Jul 26-28—Join farmers, craftsmen, cooks, and gardeners for an a celebration of rural life in the Virginia Piedmont. Sponsored by the Orange County Fair Board and the 4-H Club. 540-661-5393. www.orangecountyvafair.com
Historic Landscape Institute Jun 10–22— This two-week course will use the gardens and landscapes of Monticello and the University of Virginia as outdoor classrooms. Lectures, workshops, field trips, and practical working experiences with Monticello and UVA gardeners will provide an intensive introduction to the fields of landscape history, garden restoration, and historical horticulture. $. Reservations. Natural History of Trees Jul 7—This two-hour walking tour explores the natural history of Monticello’s exotic and native trees. Learn to identify about fifty species through an understanding of their ornamental, cultural, and historical character. Peter Hatch will lead this relaxed morning ramble through a typical Central Virginia hardwood forest. $. Meets at the Garden Center Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center. 9:30-11:30am. Natural Dyes Workshop Jul 30—Until the late 19th century, dyes that colored cloth came primarily from plants. Join Pat Brodowski for this two-hour workshop to learn how the palette of European dye colors such as madder and indigo expanded with the discovery of dyes from North and South America flora such as goldenrod and black walnut. Reservations required. $. Meets at Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center. 9:30am. ALBEMARLE
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1. f) all of the above 2. d) The Declaration 3. d) Though all of these Americans served ice cream, Maryland Governor Thomas Bladen was the first to include it on his dessert table in 1744. 4. d) Thomas Jefferson Mayfield 5. a) fairystone, found at Fairy Stone State Park. 6. a) True. 7. b) Cascade Falls 8. e). Hollin Farms is in Northern Virginia. 9. c) creativity. 10. d) persimmons are available for a short time in the fall and early winter. 11. d) all of the above. 12. a) True. The site of George Washington’s birthplace is on Colonial Beach in Westmoreland County.
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The Pain in Spain
ometime after panty raids way down a one-way street, we have but before laptops, studying uncovered the unexpected. Such as abroad became as much Spain’s top national secret. There a part of college life as fake are no left turns in Spain. Ever. By Louise B. Parsley IDs. Before kids, the closest I ever Anywhere. Which is how France was got to Europe was going to Der discovered. Wienerschnitzel, Olive Garden and a Even if we’re fortunate enough to Porta Potty at Mardi Gras. fight our way out of a roundabout, Our kids propagandized that we’re still lost. the key to their success as burger “If you’d just stop and a …” I was flippers was experiencing other cut off. cultures. “Other cultures” meaning “Christopher Columbus never hot chicks/dudes with mesmerizing asked directions,” said The Bob. accents who sip Prosecco on sunny “And he died thinking Cuba was afternoons at bistros on tree-lined Asia.” boulevards, curling foreign smoke I rolled down the window and from their foreign cigarettes with accosted the poor man leaping out their foreign tongues. of our way. I’m in. “¿Quiere usted comer albóndigas Of course, it doesn’t hurt that conmigo en la biblioteca?” classes abroad are optional. Or that The man ran away. nightlife doesn’t get rolling until the “What did you say?” The Bob sun is rising. Or that one can learn asked accusingly. “I love you this semester” in nine “I asked him if he wanted to eat languages and eighteen dialects. meatballs with me in the library.” I’m not complaining, mind you, “Fifteen years of Spanish and because if not for my kids, I would that’s all you know?” never see anything. And not because “It was that or ‘The Lord’s they’ve blinded me with their Prayer’.” wisdom. Thanks to their wanderlust, In France, I’d like to say it got The Bob and I have spent their better. The Bob did manage to inheritance bird-dogging our heirs parallel park in a space the size of a from Istanbul to Arusha, Bolivia to cockroach without demolishing even Belgrade, Geneva to Lake George. Not to mention, showcasing our one third century B.C. landmark. After touring the inside of a antique, dogearred TripTiks® from sea to shining sea. bottle of red wine, we got lucky and found the car. We get in, insert With our baby in college, we explained that, as a Spanish major, the key. It wouldn’t budge. The tires wouldn’t budge. The steering she should study in the South of France because we’d never been wheel was in tighter lockdown than my lower intestines. there. Barcelona! she announced. Close enough. While I tried to think logically about a solution, The Bob Trips, for us, have always been about creating memories – (amazingly, not a mechanic in any of his former lives) seized this which meant taking the kids since they’re the only ones who will as a unique opportunity to … check his e-mails. After all, he had remember where we parked the car. But after visiting our daughter gone at least three minutes since hitting Refresh. Goodness knows, in Barcelona, it would be just us. Me and The Bob. Alone. For the world could be spinning backwards, his company collapsed fourteen days. and the NFL draft halted all because he wasn’t online. Unfortunately, we have different traveling styles. The Bob Waiting for French AAA, I walked up and down the cobblestone packs more than the touring company of Lion King. He’s prepared streets like a Cartagena hooker soliciting help from men of all for spelunking, the Iditarod or being a Parrot Head in case we shapes, sizes and possible secret services. “Pouvez-vous me sauter?” crossed paths with Jimmy Buffet. I pack one bulletproof outfit that, I begged. properly accessorized, could work for a state funeral, bar mitzvah They looked at me. Then at The Bob who, by then, was or the Apocalypse. screaming at Angry Birds. They ran. Finally, with a flick of his wrist, In museums, The Bob is not particularly observant (last week, Monsieur French AAA (who informed me that I’d been asking he wore a hard-soled tassel loafer and a soft-soled walking shoe to these men to “jump me”) had the car running. work. “They’re both black, aren’t they?” he said, dumbfounding I won’t bore you with details of Rome. Suffice it to say that by the an already stupefied shoeshine man). He prefers to interview time we left, most of Europe wondered how we ever won the war. everyone in the museum. Even if he doesn’t speak their language. Another trip under our expanded Sansabelts, we crawled into a At the Vatican, a 25-year CD could’ve matured before he’d finished cab for the airport. “La biblioteca,” I told the driver. cross-examining the Swiss Guard. Meanwhile, I’m at the bistro But silently, the Lord’s Prayer made more sense. swigging Prosecco celebrating my next life. An award-winning writer, Louise has strong ties to Central Virginia, having But nothing is more exciting than renting a car in a foreign attended Hollins University. Her husband, Bob, and two of her three children are country. graduates of UVA, and her youngest daughter is a rising fourth-year at UVA. Living While Mapquest has routed us down a sidewalk in Seville, a in Houston, Texas, the family considers Charlottesville its second home. dead end in Madrid (searching for Monte Carlo) and the wrong
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