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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs -August 2014

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Sigh.. there goes another summer also: overheards, keswick scene, keswickians, streetscapes and much more



OLD HALL - c.1830


A solid brick home overlooking Harrison St. in Scottsville. Meticulously maintained. Formerly the James W. Mason House, Old Hall is considered to be early Greek Revival, but shows Federal elements. High ceilings, impressive grand mantels, beautiful woodwork and authentic heart pine flooring. On the National Historic Register and the Virginia Landmarks Register.

Stately historic brick, restored/renovated, in a beautiful country setting on 15 acres with Blue Ridge Mountain views. Spacious residence with original flooring, fireplaces and high ceilings. Center aisle barn with large tack room or shop. 2 garages. Separate studio. Close to shops, dining, healthcare - 30 min to Charlottesville and UVA. Additional land available.


GREEN SPRINGS PLANTATION, c. 1722 255 acre plantation in the Historic Green Springs District with Clapboard manor home, with full complement of dependencies. The farm land is mostly open and includes a stable complex, and other farm buildings. The home is on the National Register and Virginia Landmarks Register. Pond, creek and lovely views only 20 minutes east of Charlottesville.

PLEASANT POINT, c. 1760's Overlooking a gorgeous bluff on the James River, this historic, home is privately situated and has been lovingly restored by the current owners.Approximately 69 acres with colonial terraced gardens that lead down to the water. There is a 2 car detached garage & several original dependencies, as well as an inground pool. Recently reduced.

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Stony Point Road • $549,000

Hilltop Farm • $3,395,000 Hilltop Farm enjoys unparalleled privacy and panoramic views of the Blue Ridge and Ragged Mountains. Just renovated, the residence was built to exacting standards in brick, clapboard, slate and copper by Johnson, Craven and Gibson. Accessed via a 1 mile driveway that traverses hundreds of acres of rolling pastureland. The fertile land suits horses a vineyard or organic farming. Additional acreage available. Hilltop Farm is a fantastic value in today’s marketplace! MLS# 514115

A stunning estate parcel comprised of 3 platted lots, located between Stony Point and Barboursville, 15 minutes from Charlottesville. The building site is located well off Rt. 20 Nortrh and completely out of sight of the road. Out of ear shot too. Fabulous Southwest Mountain views as well as winter Blue Ridge views (could be year round with a little thinning). Large hardwoods border rear and sides of the gently rolling topography. 5 minutes to Stonefire kitchen/gourmet store, Palladio, etal. House site perfect for walk-out basement. MLS# 514911 401 Park Street Charlottesville, VA 22902

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The color....Yellow You’ve heard of Paint the Town Red, Once in a Blue Moon and In the Pink….why not paint your fence….A Horse of a Different Color? No need for Fences to be a Black or White issue. Why not the Color Yellow? Yellow is one of the Primary Colors (Red, Blue, Yellow) and is the Lightest and Brightest color on the Basic Color Wheel. In Color Psychology, Yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and 5.cheerful

Trading a Career for a Passion Have you ever wanted to just quit your “day job” and follow your “bliss”? Nanncy Parsons is doing that. After a very successful career in development and non-profit management, she is opening Nancy Parsons Art and Antiques

Streetscape expected to begin in September

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Gordonsville Streetscape project encompasses Main Streetbetween West King Street and Cobb Street, and is located within the Town of Gordonsville Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The $3 million project aims to repair and replace sidewalks, curbs, and light posts.

Upcoming...save the dates What: Piedmont Fox Hounds Hunter Trials Where: Salem Farm, Upperville, Virginia When: September 28th - 8:00 a.m.

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The Piedmont Fox Hounds Hunter Trials will be held on Sunday, September 28 at 8:00 A.M. at the Salem Farm Show Grounds in Upperville, Va. Show off your field hunter, show hunter or eventer! Classes over fences will feature 10-12 obstacles on an outside grass course simulating natural hunting country. You needn't be a member of a fox hunt to compete, but if you are, your hunt could win the Hunt Challenge Trophy. The feature class of the day will be the Piedmont Fox Hounds Field Hunter Derby.Champion & Reserve will be awarded in the following divisions: Children's, Junior, Low, Adult Amateur, Open Hunters & Hilltoppers. There is a division for every level of hunting or showing experience! The following High Point Awards will also be given: Junior, Adult Amateur, Professional, Lightweight Hunter, Heavyweight Hunter and Grand Champion Horse of Hunter Trials. The Hunt Challenge Trophy will be awarded to the hunt whose subscribers accrue the most points during the day. For more information and to receive a prize list please contact Barbara Riggs, briggs@huntoverfarm.com. Check the PFH Facebook page for updates on the event. Online entries at https://piedmontfoxhounds.wufoo.com/forms/piedmont-fox-houndshunter-trial-entry-form/

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The 19th Annual Martha’s Market will held October 10-12th at the John Paul Jones Arena, with the Preview Party being held October 9 th. More than 65 boutiques from across the country turned the John Paul Jones Arena into a beautiful marketplace. The Women’s Committee of Martha Jefferson Hospital has been proud to support many facets of women’s healthcare, with the primary emphasis on Breast Health. For over seventeen years, through the tremendous success of Martha’s Market, The Women’s Committee has raised nearly $3 million in support of areas such as breast health, technology, women’s midlife health, heart disease and outreach to underserved populations.The Women’s Committee, Martha Jefferson Hospital wishes to thank our many generous supporters and others who help make Martha’s Market possible each and every year. For additional information please call the Foundation office at 434-654-5578

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The neighborhood is invited to the 12th Annual Keswick Puppy Show. The evening will start with the Puppy Show at 5:00. There will be children’s activities, a fundraising silent auction and supper. A live auction for Adopt -a- Hound and a Junior Handler class are always popular parts of the evening. The Puppy Show is free. Supper is $25.00 for adults and Children under 12 are $10. The check is the RSVP made out to Keswick Hound Fund and mailed to Greta Siemen, 10089 Fox Meadow Lane, Orange, Virginia 22960. For further information and auction donations contact - 434-296-9405



Going Out


What; Pickers Paradise Where: The Market at Grelen When: Friday & Saturday September 26th & 27th

CELEBRATE What: The Inaugural Red & White Affair Where: Foxfield


Shabby Love Furniture & The Market at Grelen are excited to announce their first collaboration! Together they are hosting Pickers Paradise from 9 am to 4 pm. Come shop from vendors near and far featuring all things vintage, salvaged, reclaimed, upcycled and handmade. Fantastic one of a kind finds, amazing food and live music For further information please visit www.shabby love furniture.com, www.themarketatgrelen.com or call 540-672- 7268

When: September 20th Your American Red Cross – Central Virginia Chapter in partnership with The Foxfield Racing Association are proud to present the Inaugural Red & White Affair Saturday, September 20, 2014 , 6p.m. – 11p.m. at Foxfield with Guest Speaker Dave Sanderson – Miracle on the Hudson. The last passenger off the “Miracle on the Hudson” airplane, Dave will share his story of that life-changing day and will inspire and empower you to achieve your unknown potential. Offering the Best of the Blue Ridge all Evening Reception & Silent Auctions , Dinner Buffet Courtesy of The Bavarian Chef, Dancing Under the Stars in the Beautiful Blue Ridge & Honorary Chair Pam Garrison, Radio Morning Host for HitKicker 99.7 Event Chairs: Chris & Arlene Lee. For information about tickets or sponsorship opportunities please call Bill Brent at 434-979-7143 All proceeds will benefit the American Red Cross Mission to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

What: Constitution Day Celebration& Taste of Freedom Wine Festival Where: Montpelier When: Saturday, September 20th Bring your family and friends to Montpelier on Saturday, September 20 for a fun day of balloon rides, live music, local food, beer, wine, and fireworks.Held rain or shine on the historic grounds of James Madison’s Montpelier. Picnic blankets and camping chairs are welcome. Festivities will begin at 10:00 am. Last admission at 7:45.Access to the grounds is $10/car. Taste of Freedom Wine Festival tickets are $20/advance or $25/gate. Advance tickets will be available for purchase through the Orange County Chamber of Commerce website. Liberty Ride HorseEnjoy a complimentary tour of James and Dolley’s beloved home . Welcome remarks from Kat Imhoff, President and CEO of The Montpelier Foundation. Kids’ Activities10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wagon RidesBalloon RidesLive Music Specialty Food Vendors Fireworks8:15 PM Festivities will conclude with a fireworks display by Pyrotecnico over the mansion’s front lawn.

What: Heritage Harvest Festival What: Swine and Dine Where: Clifton Inn

Where: Monticello When: September 12-13th

When: Sunday, September 14th What's Swine and Dine, you ask? Well, it's our take on a perfect Sunday Funday! Let's take a look at the lineup: - BBQ made by one of Charlottesville's best chefs, Tucker Yoder: Check. - Live bluegrass by an awesome local band, Chamomile & Whiskey: Double check. - Local beer from three of Charlottesville's favorite breweries, Champion, Wild Wolf, & Three Notch'd: I think you know where we're going with this... - And, to top it all off, a gorgeous 100-acre property, just 12 minutes from the Downtown Mall! So what are you waiting for? Grab a ticket, bring a blanket, and come enjoy some of the best that Charlottesville has to offer! $20 gets you all the food you can eat (beer tickets will be sold separately on site). Festivities run from 2:00pm - 7:00pm on our front lawn. See you there! Got more questions? Don't worry - we've got answers! Just call us at (434) 971-1800, or email reception@clifton-inn.com.


Celebrate the legacy of revolutionary gardener Thomas Jefferson during the 8th annual Heritage Harvest Festival at Monticello, September 12-13, 2014. Thomas Jefferson, America’s “First foodie,” championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation and sustainable agriculture. Taste a bounty of heirloom fruits and vegetables and learn about organic gardening and seed-saving during this fun, affordable, family-friendly festival—unlike any other—held on the breathtaking West Lawn of Jefferson’s Monticello. Festivities include: Saturday Premium Workshops and Lectures Heirloom vegetable and fruit tastings Cooking demonstrations Open lectures, workshops, special tours, and family activities And much more!

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Sigh..... there goes another summer

Keswickians leave the environs for summer places

and a Summer Tradition Hilltopping at East Belmont

Christy Ford, Susie Matheson, Shelly Payne

Kat Imhoff at the start of hike vertical on Mt. Ranier

Robin Durkin and son Ryan Mitchell fishing on Cape Cod

George Payne, Cyd and Paul Simko, Alyson Louthan

Justin Wiley with his catch of a 14lb sea trout on the Coquet River in Northumberland

Ashley and Wallace Williams on the mail ferry to Isle au Haut, Maine

Kimberly Skelly

Tuna and Tennis 7th annual with Paul and Diane Manning in Cape Cod - Maribeth Wagner , Robin Durkin , Robin Ellis , Diane, Manning, Patti Rowe, Jenny Clancy and Heidi Gumble

Caroline Dougherty on Figure Eight Island

Fletcher and Griffin Shields & June Williams

7th annual Tuna and Tennis weekend with Paul and Diane Manning. Photo;The Reines, Manning's, Rowe's, Ellis's Wagner's, Durkin's, Clancy's, Gumble's, and Sellinger

Hugh Wiley at the Lowther hound show

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The Color………Yellow

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ou’ve heard of Paint the Town Red, Once in a Blue Moon and In the Pink….why not paint your fence….A Horse of a Different Color? No need for Fences to be a Black or White issue. Why not the Color Yellow? Yellow is one of the Primary Colors (Red, Blue, Yellow) and is the Lightest and Brightest color on the Basic Color Wheel. In Color Psychology, Yellow is the color of the mind and the intellect. It is optimistic and cheerful.

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Cheerful was one of many reasons Catie and Billy of Kesmont Farm selected the Color Yellow for their new paddock fences. The black fences and barns looked old and sad. There was much TLC to be done. The color Yellow will provide safer fences and a cooler barn when Project Paint is complete. The perfect shade came when the first trial was too dark, the second was too light and the third time…a charm and just right! Catie and Billy made Keswick their new home moving from Nantucket; Sea Pony Farm, 21 Crooked Lane recently featured in the New York Times “Great Homes” with a List Price just under $10 million. (You’ll want to take a look as it showcases Billy’s talent for residential and barn design and construction.) While at Sea Pony Farm, Catie ran a therapeutic riding program with 4 Icelandic Ponies and an Arab for good measure. She also collected some alpacas and donkeys to round out the program. After many years, the Ponies had earned their retirement and after looking up/down the East Coast between Canada and Virginia, they found the beautiful Land and Mountain Views of Keswick would be their new Home. Although Keswick is rich in history and tradition, there can be no better place to nurture your creativity, think outside the box and try an unconventional color scheme! We offer a Toast to Catie, Billy and their 4-legged family….

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Career for a Passion

Have you ever wanted to just quit your “day job” and follow your “bliss”? Nancy also managed Monticello’s major gifts program. In 2005 she left Keswick to become President and CEO of the National Sporting Library in Middleburg, Virginia. Four years after that she was named Deputy Director for Development at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. She is currently Director of External Relations and Special Assistant to Governor Baliles at the Miller Center. Last February, she opened her business selling art and antiques as a weekend hobby. She is leaving the Miller Center at the end of August to focus full time on building her new business.

“The way to find out about your happiness is to keep your mind on those moments when you feel most happy, when you really are happy-not excited, not just thrilled, but deeply happy. This requires a little bit of selfanalysis. What is it that makes you happy? Stay with it, no matter what people tell you. This is what I call ‘following your bliss’. Joseph Campbell


ancy Parsons is doing that. After a very successful career in development and nonprofit management, she is opening Nancy Parsons Art and Antiques. Beginning with one booth space at the Ruckersville Gallery, on 29 north next to the Blue Ridge Cafe, she now has seven filled spaces and the promise of more to come. It has just clicked. She loves scouring estate sales and auctions for items that “speak to her”. Her clients have been delighted with the selection of items for purchase and she gets tremendous satisfaction seeing them go to a new home. So what has she has been doing for the last 25 years? She is a graduate of Mary Baldwin College and a native of Lynchburg, Virginia. In 1994 Nancy moved to Keswick. Even though her career has made it necessary for her to move to other places such as Middleburg and Richmond, she always kept property in Keswick and always felt that Keswick was home. While her career has been in nonprofit management and development, many of the institutions she represented have been related to the arts and historic preservation, reflecting her underlying interests. Nancy has held senior level positions at the University of Virginia. She coordinated the University’s regional campaigns in Chicago and New York and ran the major gifts office at the Darden School. She managed the campaigns for the arts and preservation of the University’s historic buildings and grounds.

After a couple of soul to soul lunch meetings with Nancy, I felt an intangible connectedness to the search that all of us are on. I sat there thinking why would you leave the security of a career that took a lifetime to build to take a chance that the next venture might work out but no guarantees? Then I told my rational brain to shut up and listen to her between the lines. This is what I heard….“All my life I have loved art and antiques. At Mary Baldwin, I was a Psychology major, but I also took a significant number of courses in interior design and Art History. I considered changing my major, but I was already too far along with my Psychology degree to make the change.” I almost got the feeling that she was saying, I needed to be pursuing a course others had laid out for me and kept shooing away the nagging real passions I had.

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How many of us heard a parent say “ You’ll never earn a living doing that!” I began to think its funny how we sometimes don’t pay attention to the deeper longing we have and that no matter how we ignore it never goes away. In fact it can sneak in through the back door of our lives and we find ourselves doing something and wondering how did I get here? In Steven Pressman’s book The War of Art , he addresses ths incredible idea of “resistance” to doing our specific passion in life. “ Resistance is a repelling force. It’s

negative. Its aim is to shove us away, distract us, prevent us from doing our work”. He also says “ A child has no trouble believing the unbelievable, nor does the genius or the madman. It’s only you and I, with our big brains and our tiny hearts, who doubt and overthink and hesitate.”“The more important a call to action is to our soul’s evolution, the more resistance we will feel toward pursuing it.” Nancy said to me “I am taking risks but I have to do this.” There it is I thought, resistance. Being scared. And she’s doing it anyway. There is the paradox in life (among many) but the one essential for realizing our true potential. Each of us has a unique calling and each of us is not special…both together!“You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path. If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.” Joseph Campbell

Nancy would love to know if you have objects to sell or if she can help you find something special. Her cell number is 540-878-9176. Her email is nancyhparsons@msn.com, the Ruckersville Gallery phone is: 434-985-1944 Her shops are at the Ruckersville Gallery, 8587 Seminole Trail, next to the Blue Ridge Cafe, 10am to 6 pm and Sunday 12:30 pm to 6:00 pm.

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Celebrating Jefferson’s Legacy Thursday, September 11 from 1pm - 4pm,


he 8th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, celebrates Jefferson’s legacy in a fun, affordable, family-oriented, educational event promoting gardening, sustainability, local food, and the preservation of heritage plants. The 2014 Heritage Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 13, at Monticello: on the West Lawn, in the vegetable garden, and in the LEED-certified Visitor Center. The venue provides a beautiful showcase for the restored gardens and features the wealth of Monticello’s programs in not just gardening, but also natural history, foodways, and the roles of the entire plantation community. On Friday, September 12, there will be additional premium programming, including the Festival Keynote Presentation & Chef’s Harvest Dinner.

Thomas Jefferson championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable agriculture.

Participants will enjoy traditional tastings, workshops, hands-on demonstrations, interpretive walks, and a variety of garden tours and exhibits. Experts, including Master Gardeners, come from around the country to share knowledge and volunteer their time to run the festival. Local food, sustainable farming, and a heightened interest in traditional fruits and vegetables have captured the imagination of gardeners and consumers throughout the United States. The Festival celebrates this with tasting workshops, lectures, and demonstrations, as well as a Marketplace with displays and sales of heirloom foods and plants. Cooking demonstrations by some of Charlottesville’s most revered chefs are another popular component of the Festival.

At the heart of the Heritage Harvest Festival are educational programs on seed-saving, botanical medicine, heirloom varieties, sustainable agriculture, organic gardening, edible landscaping, regional cookery, and other aspects of sustainable living. Interpretive tours of the restored Monticello garden, plus specialty tours on natural history and native plants, will take place every hour. Monticello’s restored kitchen will come alive with cooking programs highlighting the little mountain’s cross-cultural legacy. The exhibits in the Tasting Tent provide a focal point for festival participants to meet farmers, educators, and non-profits at the center of the local food movement. The Discovery Tent will also include a full day of programming, in addition to popular demonstrations, exhibits, and activities for children. Food vendors will offer a full range of delicious meals and snacks, from locally made jambalaya and barbecue to whole-fruit popsicles and apple cider donuts. The Heritage Harvest Festival is a grassroots, volunteer-oriented event with serious educational goals. Please join us for a meaningful and fun day celebrating sustainable living and the good things that come from the earth.

Join edible landscaping pioneer Rosalind Creasy and Southern Exposure Seed Exchange’s Ira Wallace for Edible Landscaping - a remarkable afternoon of informative presentations on Montalto. Sample refreshing herbal teas, vine-ripened tomatoes, and sweet and savory treats made from veggies, herbs, unusual fruits, and flowers grown in the trial gardens at Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, Edible Landscaping, and Monticello. Reserve your space for this unique Thursday event now .

Friday, September 12 from 9am - 11am Join us in the Historic Monticello Kitchen for our Monticello Harvest to Hearth Experience! Learn period live-fire methods for your own fireplace or grill. Sample fresh produce from Monticello grounds, cooked using techniques and recipes dating to the garden’s heyday with food historians Paula Marcoux and Dr. Leni Sorensen in the historic Monticello Kitchen. They’ll transform the best of the early September harvest into surprising and delicious dishes that deserve to be restored to American tables. Buy tickets now >>

Friday, September 12 from 5pm - 6:30pm Join us for our Festival Keynote Presentation with Aaron Keefer , Culinary Gardener of the French Laundry. Learn how Keefer continues Jefferson’s plight of urging America toward a sustainable agricultural future, putting a modern spin on Revolutionary Gardens. Exhibit one, the tomato: “I feel the tomato is the most generous plant of the summer,” says Keefer. “It always amazes me how much product can come from a seed the size of a pencil head!” Spaces fill quickly, reserve yours now.

Saturday, September 13 from 10:30am - 11:30am, Don’t miss the kick-off to our HHF 2014 program track - the Art of Living panel ! Jefferson brought both substance and style to the new nation. During this special panel discussion, be inspired by Jefferson’s taste, appreciation for the arts, and renowned hospitality. Designer and Monticello Trustee, Charlotte Moss will moderate conversation between Suzanne Pollak and Lee Manigault (The Charleston Academy of Domestic Pursuits), Annie Vanderwarker (Fearless Flowers), Holly Shimizu (former Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden), and Gabriele Rausse (“Father of Virginia Wine,” and Director of Gardens and Grounds at Monticello). Check out this year’s Art of Living now.

Saturday, September 13 All-day Premium Workshops! From “Field Sketching” with botanical artist, Lara Call Gastinger, to “The Best of Flavor and Fragrance” with Holly Shimizu (former Executive Director of the U.S. Botanic Garden), to “A life in Gardens, and what they have taught me” with Anne Raver, former garden columnist and feature writer for The New York Times, don’t miss Saturday Programming events! Learn about Jefferson as Agrarian with Clay Jenkinson and the breathtaking photography of Robert Llewellyn.

Friday, September 12, 6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m. Savor the tastes of Virginia at this Field-to-Fork roving dinner while enjoying a rare opportunity to experience the panoramic view of Charlottesville and the surrounding countryside from Montalto overlooking Monticello. Enjoy the culinary musings of local and regional celebrity chefs while overlooking Thomas Jefferson’s ‘Little Mountain’ with a glass of Virginia wine or an artisan brew. Sample an array of harvest-fresh heirloom vegetable and fruit varieties, and mingle with some of the Heritage Harvest Festival’s most notable presenters and vendors. Guests will receive a commemorative Wine Glass and Program. Seasonal menu available in late summer. Reservations required. Individual $125. Parking will be provided at the Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center. Shuttles will run and food will be served continuously during the event

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land & views of the Southwest Mtns., this extraordinary estate with 547+/-acres including a c.1745 & 1832 residence, numerous dependencies & stables provides a unique & extremely private domain in a premier location nearby Charlottesville & UVA. Steeped in Virginia history the architectural integrity of the 8,000+/-sq foot house remain intact. Price & brochure available. Call Charlotte Dammann (434) 981-1250 MLS#515126

KESWICK ESTATES - Exquisite English Country home on a premiere 2.5 acres in Keswick Estates. Lovely views golf course & mountains, yet very private. Architecturally designed 7000+ sq ft residence offers a beautiful light filled spacious LR; DR; gourmet kitchen; library w/ limestone FP surround; luxurious master complete w/ dressing rm & office; media rm & 4 additional BDRS. The highest quality materials & workmanship. $2,500,000. C. Dammann (434) 981-1250. MLS#451592


194 Acre grazing farm, half hour north of Charlottesville in scenic Madison Co. Extremely well constructed and appointed 6 BR post and beam home, beautiful details i.e. English oak floors, huge gourmet kitchen. “MILLION DOLLAR� BLUE RIDGE VIEW! Award winning pool and pool house. $2,499,000. Residence + 25 acres also available for $1,495,000. Call Jim Faulconer (434) 981-0076. MLS#509303 & 511976

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Traffic Calming

Streetscape expected to begin in September Now the sidewalks are very narrow. There are some trees in the way and they are buckled up ... aesthetically it's going to look amazing.


he Gordonsville Streetscape project encompasses Main Street between West King Street and Cobb Street, and is located within the Town of Gordonsville Historic District, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. The $3 million project aims to repair and replace sidewalks, curbs, and light posts. New sidewalks, street lights, and landscaping are all a part of a facelift. The Town has developed a project scope, which includes the extension of sidewalk to create a link between the historic downtown business district and the historic Exchange Hotel and Civil War Museum. Enhancements along the corridor include replacement of deteriorating sidewalks, curb and guttering; rehabilitation of drainage structures; crosswalk safety and aesthetic improvements; installation of pedestrianscaled street lighting and trees; development of a corridor directional signage plan; and aesthetic improvements to the railroad overpass bridge and retaining walls.

Streetscape project construction on Main Street is expected to begin in September. Financing for the project has been secured. They will be moving into the mobilization of the project with the contractor this September.and expected it to take 18 months to complete. When it is done Gordonsville will have street trees and brick sidewalks, etc.

Some business owners in Gordonsville are concerned about streetscape improvements Please know that the Town is sensitive to the fact that the timing of this project is critical to the viability of our downtown merchants. All effort will be made to time construction in a way that, as much as is possible, has the least impact on patronage.The town says construction will be done in phases to avoid congestion outside storefronts during the holiday seasons. For now, business owners are hopeful their sales won't suffer. The Town looks forward to the implementation and ultimate completion of this project, which will go hand-in-hand with the efforts of our downtown merchants to make downtown Gordonsville a wonderful place to shop, dine and visit! The Town appreciates any and all interest in this project and welcomes any questions or feedback before, during and after project construction. Also know that there is under “E services” on the website: Notify Me….and if you sign in to that service you will be provided with updates on the progress of the project.


regret that Mr. Vanderwarker found my article in June’s Keswick Life [“Traffic Calming for the Rt. 22/231 Corridor] so upsetting. Facts do that to some people.It is clear from his vituperative essay that he does not like Rt. 22/231 very much and would like to change it to suit his personal tastes. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and I guess Mr. Vanderwarker doesn’t see much beauty on our country road. Too bad, because most of us do. So the propane tanks along the railroad are ugly.... Hey, let’s borrow an idea from the Comp Plan and plant a tree clump in front of it. Presto! Job done, at almost zero cost. Too crowded at the Keswick Post Office? Once again Mr. Vanderwarker is throwing the baby out with the bath water. Blocking the frontage of the parking lot with a grassy median will only exacerbate the current situation by causing a backup of traffic from both directions as vehicles try to squeeze into an even smaller parking lot. It might look prettier, but it would endanger drivers along Rt. 22. Why not build a parking lot on the empty lot beside it? This might be a better use for $40,000. .. And please, roundabouts are designed to replace traffic lights at busy intersections – not to interrupt the otherwise smooth flow of traffic on a country road. It does not seem to bother Mr. Vanderwarker that most if not all Keswick residents will be inconvenienced by six roundabouts and the inevitable traffic pile-ups – obviously what happens to other people does not figure into his scheme of things . Case in point: This summer three residents in the Cismont/Rt. 231 area of the Southwest Mountains were bitten by copperheads. Adding minutes – even seconds – to emergency room trips such as these could cost a life or two – for other people. Commuters, delivery and farm workers, school buses, and locals on grocery trips – all other people – do not figure into his calculus. Moreover, it is Mr. Vanderwarker himself who is spouting “alarmist misstatements.” Once again — just the facts, ma’am: VDOT has no plans – repeat, no plans – to four-lane Rt. 22/231. Anyone who doubts this can call Joel Denunzio, Charlottesville’s VDOT representative for the Culpeper District and he will confirm this fact. Mr. Vanderwarker states – alarmingly – that “Almost every day someone goes off the road.” While his information source for this curious statement is unknown, the fact is, careful studies by VDOT have shown that the accident rate on Rt. 22/ 232 is average for this type of country road, and that most are single-car accidents caused by animals, or drunk or inattentive drivers. Mr. Denunzio will confirm this study as well. Why belabor the issue, facts are facts. What bothers Mr. Vanderwarker – and apparently the Piedmont Environmental Council – about our country road doesn’t appear to bother anyone else. Rt. 22/231 is both beautiful and functional as is. Why paste it with concrete – and why cripple it for other people?

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Living In Virginia’s Hunt Country

WOODLYNNE FARM 110 Acre Orange County horse farm with an architecturally distinguished, renovated and expanded c. 1870 home. The home features large open country kitchen with custom cabinets, salt water gunnite pool, 8 stall barn. Multiple board fenced paddocks, riding ring, large hay barn with large 800 +/- sq. ft. office. Completely private. Less than ½ hour from Bull Run, Casanova Hunts. $1,900,000



HEAH TON COTTAGE Architecturally distinguished, exceptionally private 3,224 sq. ft. Chalet style home with high ceilings, great room with built-in bookcases, large fireplace and a gracious master suite with fireplace, and a large gourmet kitchen. All on 29+/- private acres with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Less than 15 minutes from the VA Horse Center and les than 10 minutes from the charming town of Lexington. $775,000




Exceptionally private 22 acre property almost completely encircled by a 30-footwide stream. The 2,802 sq. ft. custom built French Country style home features expanses of white marble flooring, 18th century Portuguese kitchen tiles, and library with custom bookcases. Post and beam barn offers unlimited possibilities 2 full baths, an office and loft bedroom. $675,000

This elegant 1,592 sq. ft. historic townhouse in the town of Orange comprises the 1859 addition to the historic Montpeliso Mansion, c. 1819. Featuring high ceilings, period detail, working fireplace, and large windows. Spacious modern kitchen. Lovely back porch with outdoor shower, large landscaped backyard, and elegant front porch. $169,900.

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BY THE NUMBERS 14 Farm Fences painted black 19 Farm Fences painted white 4 Farm Fences wire 4 Farm Post & Rail Fences 1 Farm Fence painted yellow 0 People in Keswick Post Office from 12-1 6 Landscape workers outside Cismont Market reading Keswick Life

On and Off The Market Its always good to start with a $million+ sale in the 22947 Zip and here is one at 3151 Prestwick Place in Glenmore. The 4 bedroom, 5.5 bath, 1995 home sold for $1,050,000 and was on the market 664 days so closed for $445,000 below original listing price. Also in Glenmore was a new construction Stanly Martin sale at 2714 Lockerbie Lane at $765,941, and this was a pre-sale so was contracted prior to building. 6693 Louisa Rd, the old Cobham Store and Post Office and the Energy Star restoration that went under contract very quickly, closed .. and it was full price at $425,000, whilst 1500 Running Deer, a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom home on 2 acres off Richmond Road sold for $236,500. 4610 Longhorn Drive, off Clarks Tract, a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath Georgian style estate home crafted in 2006 and on 5 acres is reduced from $1,195,000 to $989,000 . Bargain hunters may enjoy 2165 Beaverdam Rd, a brick 3 bedroom 1973 ranch home with a basement on 4+ acres that is reduced to $180,000 from an initial $225,000. Also in the restoration theme is 388 Clarks Tract, a 2 bedroom, 1910 home on 2.8 acres and is on the market at $229,000. Another restoration project at 4027 Louisa Rd, the cottage on one acre by the Post Office listed for $189,500, has been snatched up and is under contract. 7165 Gordonsville Rd, Fox Run Farm, the 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath manor home on 20+ acres located in “northern Keswick” is under contract having gone from an initial $2,400,000 to $1,850,000 There is ground broken on Club Drive in Keswick and the word is that it is a local builder/owner crafting his own residence. Also on Route 22, opposite the Post Office you may see a new construction signs and a home rising. This is a tear down and rebuild as the owners love the location and the land, and who wouldn’t!. This could be a trend of the future as several 1970’s ranchers have been purchased in Keswick Estate and will be replaced by new homes in the future. In land sales, 6.79 acres on Richmond Rd, opposite Palmers Auto, just sold for $80,000.

Pictured above: So Lonesome winning the Albany Stakes at Saraotga. (at right)The Ed and Pat Schuler clan from Foxcroft Farm in the paddock On Saratoga Showcase Day for New York-breds, So Lonesome took an early lead and turned back a challenge from favored Captain Serious at the quarterpole before going on to a four-length victory in the 37th running of the $250,000 Albany Stakes for 3-year-olds. Although he broke his maiden at the Spa a year ago on the main track, So Lonesome had raced exclusively on grass and synthetic surfaces this year.Following a sixth-place finish in the Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT) on August. 8, trainer Tom Bush selected the Albany for the Awesome Again colt's return to dirt and he responded with a solid effort, covering the 1 1/8 miles in 1:50.17."The turf, I think, helped get the horse built up a bit," said Bush, who trains So Lonesome for Patricia Schuler. "He was always a lightly built colt, and he just needed a lot of time, a lot of training, and a lot of racing to get him tight enough. He moves much better now on the dirt than he did when he was a young horse. I think he's turned the corner. We're just happy to see him get back in the game and run like we know he can."Sent off at 8-1, So Lonesome paid $20.80 and earned $150,000, nearly doubling his bankroll to $334,067. Overall, he is 4-1-2 from 10 starts.

Yum Closing Vintage Vixen closing...In today’s market the majority of their sales are coming from online sources and for that reason they are focusing now on that market. Closing the shop on Market Street in September and focusing on the online marketplace that is working so well, they will continue to accept clothing and accessories.They are truly sorry not to have the door open to all the wonderful consignors and clients that have made Vintage Vixen the special shop that it is, but look forward to all the great new possibilities. Appreciate all the support and all may continue to reach Vintage Vixen at (434)244-0778 or cvillevixen@gmail.com.

Seen The 131st National Horse Show Prize List is out and about and seen that Keswickian Jimmy Lee will be judging the Hunters at this year’s show held at the Kentucky Horse Park, October 28th through November 2nd. Cavalier Kim Kirschnick was seen as the cover Wahoo on the Virginia 2014 Football Schedule

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Signs are up for a POMME takeout shop adjacent to the Food Lion in Gordonsville. No word as yet on the opening. And a recent opening of the Exchange Café in its visitors center.An extension of chef and owner Craig Hartman’s acclaimed Barbeque Exchange in Gordonsville, the restaurant features his specialties, such as pork barbecue sandwiches on a potato roll with slaw, bacon-barbecue sauce, and old-fashioned Virginia ham biscuits on a cheddar-chive biscuit with bacon-fig jam.The Exchange Café is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

Happy, happy The study, lead by a team of Harvard researchers, initially set out to find out why people still choose to live in declining cities. The researchers used national survey data, from sources such as the Centers for Disease Control, to track how citizens rate their lifestyle satisfaction on a concrete scale. Then, they crunched the numbers to find which cities were the happiest — and the most miserable. Some good news: Year after year, the vast majority of people surveyed say they are either “very satisfied” or “satisfied” no matter where they lived, whether it's a booming suburb or a downon-its-luck city. Even still, the study found that happiness levels often vary within geographic areas. Charlottesville, Virginia, is the happiest city in America, according to the study. The University of Virginia college town narrowly beat Rochester, Minnesota, Lafayette, Louisiana, and Naples, Florida. AUGUST 2014


Huntley Glen

Lyfarne Lane


Graves Mill Road

Beautifully maintained, old Virginia brick home situated on 80+/- acres in one of the most protected areas in the Piedmont located in Orange Co. just 20 miles from Charlottesville. This ideal sized property includes the 4 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath home, 6-stall center aisle stable, riding ring, runin shed, newly renovated 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apt. and a fabulous landscaped salt water swimming pool.

What does this distinguished French provincial NOT offer? Lush professional landscaping grace an expansive, level back lawn further enhanced by a huge bluestone patio w/ fp & built-in grill, an endless list of luxurious upgrades, exquisite wainscoting & trimwork, extraordinary tile selections, built-in speakers throughout, brick wine cellar, Invisible fence. The list goes on, see attached. The wonderful floor plan incl’ nanny/in-law quarters, screen porch, cork-floored playroom near kitchen.

A setting of mature trees and landscaping is home to this wonderfully restored home, c. 1782. Loyal to the character and integrity of the home, the current owners have meticulously updated and restored Clifton to facilitate modern convenience melded with history and charm. Equestrian enthusiasts will love this country property with a well-appointed 13 stall stable, riding ring and great pastures as well as other outbuildings.

Classic farmhouse on 171 acres, protected area with magnificent natural beauty, near Shenandoah National Park. Home has lots of character including beautiful heart pine floors in most rooms, wide entry hall, family room w/ beamed ceiling and stone fireplace, first level bedroom w/ stone FP, large kitchen leading to large screened porch in back, 6 BR and 2 BA total. Beautiful pastoral setting, BLue Ridge views, long frontage on pristine Rapidan River, barn, rolling pastures, woods, mtn. trails

For further information contact Justin Wiley (434) 981-5528


For further information contact Loring Woodriff 434.466.2992


For further information contact Frank Hardy 434.296.0134


Rabbit Run

Vernon Hill


Rabbit Run is a lovely and beautifully maintained Virginia farm house with a charming two bedroom guest cottage on 2 + private acres in the town of Gordonsville in Orange Co.Features include- 5 bedrooms and five full baths in the main house and two additional bedrooms in the cottage. Heart pine floors, Standing seam metal roof. Two zone heating and cooling.Mature trees and shrubs and lovely perennial gardens enhance the beauty and charm of this unique offering. Within walking distance of Main street Gordonsville restaurants and shops B&B potential.

Beautifully restored, historic c. 1860 house on 139 acres with a large, beautiful guest house constructed from reclaimed materials. Features include a custom mural by Michael Brown and double staircase. The property contains a large spring fed pond, and pool. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths in the main house; 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a full kitchen featuring custom kitchen cabinets made from reclaimed heart pine in the guest house. This house is in mint condition.

Mulberry Hill has been a long-time family home and retreat. Over 22acs in Keswick. The House built 1900c was originally a two-over-two structure with side entry foyer and stair. Additions for a dining room, kitchen and baths were added over the years. The House is a Restoration Candidate for the Old House Enthusiast. The Property shares borders with Historic Grace Episcopal Church, other Country Houses and Land under Conservation Easement.

For further information contact Kim Vierbuchen (434) 242-6937


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Windy Knoll A peaceful and serene location in Orange Co. Our custom 3,600+/- sf, 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath home was crafted in 2000 on the old Chestnut Hill farm of 82 acres. Two master suites, one on each level, a family room with a fireplace, a custom kitchen with Granite counters, a breakfast room with pasture views, recent new hardwood floors and an attached garage. There are 30+ acres of fenced pasture, currently for cattle, rolling mature woodlands with trails, a stream, a custom 2,400 sf shop/barn suitable for RV’s, 2 run-in sheds, and a fascinating managers cottage For further information contact Bev Nash(434) 295-3524




1850 Westerham Road, Glenmore Keswick, Virginia


lenmore, Charlottesville’s well-planned, gated community where luxury homes, cottages, and premier homesites await you. Within Glenmore you will discover the Equestrian Center and Glenmore Country Club, renowned for its 18-hole championship golf course, state-of-the-art swimming/fitness center, tennis complex, and magnificent Georgian-style Clubhouse. Situated among Central Virginia’s beautiful natural landscaping one will find homes of unsurpassed quality and luxury in Glenmore’s superior planned community. While boasting state-of-the-art equipment and facilities, Glenmore offers the quaintness of a small and close-knit community. A masterpiece in Glenmore! Situated on 1.25 acres at the end of a cul de sac , this Selinger Homes classic is truly one of a kind. Interior beyond compare! Marble, Travertine, Cherry, Walnut, Maple & Granite are the standard finishes in nearly every room. The custom millwork found in the Grand Hall staircase is remarkable & the custom transoms are simply beautiful.The Grand Salon's soaring ceiling and expansive picture windows are truly spectacular. Expansive Brazilian IPE back deck and a level back yard. Other important features of this spectacular home include: 3-Car garage and 4th Garage in back for golf cart and workshop. Propane generator, no maintenance gutters, polyurethane foam filled. Built-in wall safe, Electric dog fence that covers the entire lot. Automatic Rain Bird lawn and garden irrigation system. Whole house audio/video. Whole house security system monitored by Vector Security.Theater with Blue Ray 3-D capable HD JVC player. Three zone propane heat pump climate control. 1,000 in ground propane tank. Whole house wireless Internet.Extensive CAT 5 wiring throughout home. A pull down stair stair for attic access. Walk-in Cedar wardrobe for seasonal clothes storage. Maximal capacity for additional storage in unfinished space. A 4th garage door at back of home for golf cart and large workshop.There are two staircases within home.

$1,728,000 For further information contact Marina Ringstrom -BHG Real Estate III 434-465-0035

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“Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” Featuring costumes and accessories from the hit PBS series at the Virginia Historical Society


he Virginia Historical Society is pleased to announce that Altria Group has agreed to sponsor the VHS’s newest exhibit, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.”

A good day at work inspires. A great community is full of inspiration. Innisfree takes special care to create a therapeutic work environment for its coworkers that builds a strong sense of community and enhances each person’s unique skills. When Innisfree needed more space for additional weavers, CACF helped expand the weaving studio. Now, coworkers, like Mark, who have skills that can transform spools of yarn into beautiful placemats, can enjoy working with friends and can share their carefully crafted products with our community. Our passion is to support the community.

The nationally touring exhibit will run from October 2015 through January 2016 and will be shown in the VHS’s newly created changing exhibition space, one of the project goals of its $38-million “Story of Virginia Campaign.” The exhibition consists of 35 costumes and accessories from the popular PBS MASTERPIECE Classic program. Visitors will be able to explore the lives of Downton’s aristocratic inhabitants and their servants during the World War I period. “Altria has a long history of support for the arts,” said Jack Nelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Altria Group, and Board Vice Chairman, Virginia Historical Society. “And we are pleased to support the Virginia Historical Society as it brings traveling exhibitions like ‘Dressing Downton’ to our hometown. This exhibition will be a great draw for residents and visitors alike.”

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“We are excited to have Altria Group sponsor this nationally touring exhibition of Downton Abbey costumes,” said Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the Virginia Historical Society. “There are many real-life American connections to Downton Abbey, and this exhibition complements the VHS mission to bring our history to life. During the late 19th century, and right up to the outbreak of World War I, hundreds of American women visited England and Europe hoping to marry aristocrats. The series character, Lady Cora, the Countess of Grantham is one such American woman.” The exhibition and the two major exhibitions that follow it are part of the $38-million “Story of Virginia Campaign,” of which more than $31 million has been raised. “The Story of Virginia Campaign” is designed to help the VHS better utilize portions of its existing facility. This will allow for the display of even more of the Society’s collections as well as hosting more and larger events and exhibitions. Future changing exhibitions will include “The Art of Seating: 200 years of American Design,” which will feature works by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry and many more. “Pro Football Hall of Fame: Gridiron Glory,” another upcoming VHS changing exhibition, will highlight such storied objects as the Super Bowl trophy, a 1917 game ball used by Jim Thorpe and the Canton Bulldogs, Tom Dempsey’s famous kicking shoe created for his half foot, Mean Joe Greene’s jersey, and more than 200 other items from the sport’s rich history, normally housed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Admission to each of these special exhibitions is free for Virginia Historical Society members. The Altria Group sponsorship of “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times” is part of a $250,000 total commitment that also includes support for the installation of a new “Story of Virginia” exhibition, which is slated to open in late summer 2015. Altria Group has been a major supporter of the VHS and the “Story of Virginia” exhibition since its first iteration in 1992, as well as leading the charge for its transformation to an online exhibition in the early 2000s. Altria Group’s most recent commitment will help the Virginia Historical Society make Virginia’s history relevant, exciting, and accessible to present and future generations.



Paramount Lines Up From West


The Paramount is pleased to announce the Fall 2014 Line Up of Movies! Story to Elf to the Rocky Horror Picture Show - there is something for everyone of every age.

THE WIZARD OF OZ [PG] Sunday, November 23 at 2PM

WEST SIDE STORY Sunday, September 14 at 2PM An adaptation of the 1957 Broadway musical of the same name, which in turn was inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Starring Natalie Wood, Richard Beymer, Russ Tamblyn, Rita Moreno, and George Chakiris. Tickets On Sale Now! $4.00 Youth, $6.00 Adults Sponsored By: Z95

GIANT Sunday, September 28 at 2PM An epic drama starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean. The film’s ties to Charlottesville and Albemarle County include a scene shot at the Keswick train station and the fact that Hudson, Taylor and the company were housed at the Thomas Jefferson Inn, now the Federal Executive Institute. Tickets On Sale Now! $4.00 Youth, $6.00 Adults Sponsored By:Z95

THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW [R] Saturday, November 1 at 9PM - Costume Contest 9:45 Film Begins A tribute to science fiction and horror B movies, this musical comedy/horror film is based on the 1973 stage production. Either ripped to shreds or ignored completely by critics, Rocky Horror Picture Show has become a cult favorite over the nearly 40 years since its release. This will be the first time the Paramount has hosted the party -please see the Paramount website for full details and what will be allowed in the theater!

In its 75th anniversary year, this beloved movie remains the most wellknown and commercial adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s 1900 novel. Notable for its use of Technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score and unusual characters, over the years it has become one of the best known of all films and part of American pop culture. Tickets On Sale Now! $4.00 Youth, $6.00 Adults Sponsored By:Z95

ELF [PG] Friday, December 5 at 7PM

A Christmas comedy about one of Santa’s elves who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to NYC to meet his biological father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes. Starring Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. Saturday, November 22 at 8PM Tickets On Sale Now! $4.00 Youth, $6.00 Adults The Last Waltz is a Sponsored By: Jamie White, Realtor Z95 concert film filmed and directed by Martin Scorcese. Advertised as the “farewell concert Sunday, December 14 at 7PM appearance” of rock Sunday, December 21 at 2PM group The Band, the event also featured more One of the most loved than a dozen special films in American guests, including Paul cinema, this film stars Butterfield, Bob Dylan, James Stewart as George Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison, Neil Bailey, who has given up Diamond, Bobby Charles, The Staple Singers, and Eric his dreams in order to Clapton. help others and whose Tickets On Sale Now! $6.00 Adults, $14 Includes Prop Bag Not Suitable for Children Sponsored By:1061 The Corner



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imminent suicide on Christmas Eve brings about the intervention of his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody (Henry Travers). Clarence shows George all the lives he has touched and how different - and not for the better - life in his community of Bedford Falls would be had he never been born. Tickets On Sale Now! $4.00 Youth, $6.00 Adults Sponsored by: Z95



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Albemarle County continues review of changes to Comprehensive Plan


oing into the fall months, the Albemarle Board of Supervisors will continue its chapter by chapter review of proposed revisions to the county’s Comprehensive Plan. Their goal is to complete that review by December, with a public hearing and a final adoption expected sometime in early 2015. The Comp Plan is a critical public document. It is the county’s planning guide for issues including land use, development, rural preservation, natural and historic resource protection, economic development, and transportation; it is Albemarle County’s Community Vision Statement. On August 14, staff from The Piedmont Environmental Council met with members of the Keswick community at Grace Episcopal for an update on the county’s Comp Plan review and to summarize several issues that will be discussed in the coming months. In early August, the BoS completed its review of the Rural Area chapter, and PEC is pleased to report that Albemarle’s long-held commitment to rural preservation remains the cornerstone of the plan. The board rejected, recommendation to the board removed from the draft recommendations to allow in the byright in the Rural Area more intensive commercial activities by-right. This change would have been a significant shift from the current county policy of requiring a spthat currently require a special use permit for such uses. For example, Small-scale lodging (up to five guest rooms in a single-family home) is currently allowed by-right, but restaurants and larger guest facilities such as inns or hotels are only allowed by special use permit. While such requests are not common in Albemarle, retaining the special use permit process for such proposals allows the community to weigh in on such proposals, and it gives the BoS the discretion to require mitigation of any impacts from the use or to deny the request altogether.

In September, The board will review Community Facilities and Housing, followed, tentatively, by the Growth Area chapter on October 7 and the Transportation chapter on November 11.

In October and November

The options available to the county in November are to: a) remove from the Comp Plan any reference to the 22/ 231 plan; b) retain reference to the concepts, but only as generic options for the entire county; or c) keep the document with its specific reference to 22/231.

Discussions should be of particular interest to the Keswick community. While the proposed changes do not recommend any expansion of the Growth Area, during discussion of the Growth Area chapter we expect continued debate over allowing more intensive commercial activity on properties along the north side of Route 250 between the Shadwell/I-64 exit and Route 22/231.

PEC understands that the traffic calming plan, as currently presented, can be amended to remove extraneous information. It should also be revised to emphasize that the options were proposed for further discussion, not as a final plan to be immediately—and fully—implemented. Additionally, PEC welcomes the possibility for these recommendations to be considered for any rural road in the county.

The November session

However, at the heart of this plan is the specific and unique input from the Keswick community. Residents have the opportunity to embrace ownership of the plan and urge the county to not only retain it in the Comp Plan, but to initiate the process by which the community takes the necessary steps towards a final plan and its implementation.

On Transportation will include whether to retain or remove specific reference to suggested options for traffic calming on Route 22/231 from the Comp Plan. In the spring of 2010, in response to ongoing community concerns about traffic safety and the threat of VDOT widening segments of this corridor, PEC hired transportation expert Ian Lockwood to help develop some solutions. Mr. Lockwood spent a week here, during which he held multiple meetings with over 100 local residents and local officials, reviewed traffic data, and made first-hand observations. As a result, a series of possible steps for the community to consider were developed, with the next step being to work through the county to coordinate a formal planning process to determine which, if any, of Mr. Lockwood’s suggestions or other possibilities should be implemented. While almost all of the attention has focused on the inclusion of roundabouts as one of the suggested tools in the toolbox, it is important to re-emphasize the following information that’s in the county plan: “There are many ways to implement [traffic calming on 22/ 231]. However, it is recommended that it be accomplished through a series of projects from least intrusive to most intrusive, understanding that residents have indicated a preference to prioritize the simple changes over dramatic ones.”

The PEC’s August 14 meeting was just the first in, what we hope will be, a series of ongoing and regular meetings with the Keswick community. Be on the lookout for another meeting sometime in October. For more information on the Comp Plan or on any local issue, contact Jeff Werner at jwerner@pecva.org or 434977-2033, ext 29. The draft revisions are posted on the county’s web page (albemarle.org) under Comprehensive Plan Update.

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The end of summer is upon us. Edith Louise Grinde


dith Louise Grinde, 90, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died peacefully on Friday, August 22, 2014, at her home in Charlottesville.

Born on February 16, 1924, in Brooklyn, New York, she was the daughter of Edith Ross Albinson Muller and William Frederick Muller. She was also preceded in death by her brother, William Ross Muller. Edith is survived by her husband of 68 years, Paul Marlyn Grinde. She is also survived by her children, Barbara G. McMurry of Charlottesville, Joan Louise Grinde of Palmyra, Thomas Ross Grinde and his wife, Tonya, of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and Paige Grinde Lauster and her husband, Steffen, of Hunting Valley, Ohio. Other survivors include her grandchildren, John Morland McMurry, Matthew Kent Rumfelt, Paige Elizabeth Rumfelt, Emily Virginia Lauster, Paul Ross Grinde, Hannah Natalie Lauster, Vista Alexandra Grinde, and Maximilian Johannes Lauster; and in addition, three great grandchildren. Edith first received her high school diploma from Roslyn High School in Long Island, New York, after which she attended Rutger's University, where she majored in mathematics. Edee proudly served in the Navy during World War II. Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont benefitted greatly from her many service commitments; Edee sang in the church choir and also became Grace Episcopal Church's first female member of the vestry, its first female treasurer, and its first female senior warden. In addition to her role as beloved wife and devoted mother, earlier in her life Edee worked for 15 years at Montague, Miller & Company Realtors, as a Sales Associate. Edee and Paul both loved to golf; they often enjoyed time in Florida in the winter, always returning in the spring to tell the tale of Edee's latest hole-in-one. In all, she posted 4 of these, including one in a tournament round. A naturally curious person and a bibliophile, Edee always kept her current book close at hand. Her own model of remaining a life long student impressed many, most especially her four children. She felt that her children, and the families they subsequently formed, stood as the proudest of all her life achievements.. Funeral services were held on August 25, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church, Cismont Virginia. with burial in the churchyard. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a gift to the Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 160, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Friends may send condolences to her family at www.hillandwood.com.


hile many of us look forward to Labor Day as our final goodbye to the sunny season, do you know the real reason why we celebrate that special day?

Here’s a hint: It all started on Chicago’s South Side in a small industrial town called Pullman. Today, we need your help to bring this amazing place greater recognition. Founded in 1880, this 300-acre community was the utopian vision of railroad tycoon George Pullman. It was there in America’s first planned company town that rail travel changed forever with the advent of the luxurious Pullman Palace Car. For years, factory workers living in modest row houses assembled the iconic sleepers, while thousands of uniformed African American porters staffed cars that operated across the country. Slowly, though, the cracks began to show. As the financial depression of the 1890s slowed production, George Pullman laid off hundreds of workers, reducing wages without reducing rent in company-owned housing. Across America, workers refused to service Pullman cars, disobeying a federal order and bringing rail traffic to a grinding halt. Violence erupted, and 12,000 Federal troops were deployed to restore order. Days later, President Grover Cleveland signed a new holiday into law to appease angry workers on the heels of the failed strike — Labor Day. Today, efforts are underway to designate the Pullman Historic District as a National Park so that future generations will know the uniquely American stories it tells about the role of railroads in our industrial past, the formation of the first African American labor union, and the development of our country’s first model industrial town. To do this, we need your help. Please sign the petition calling for the Pullman Historic District to become a unit of the National Park System. Like pages out of a history book, our National Parks tell the story of America. Together, we can ensure that the story of Pullman is told forever.

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