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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - August 2017

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In this issue

Huntsman Arrives at Keswick Hunt Club also: going out, only in keswick, overheard, keswick scene, happenings and much more


Country Living in Virginia

ELDON - A one of a kind country estate in the heart of Keswick, with 200+/- acres of gently rolling topography and lush pastures. The house has been meticulously renovated in keeping with its Virginia country and European style by the current owners and renowned interior designer Jeannette Whitson from Nashville. Improvements include the main house, guest house, caretaker’s house, hunter barn and show barn. Extensive fencing throughout with grounds that have been fastidiously maintained and improved. An equestrian property like no other in our area. $6,950,000 MLS 557349. Rob Nelson 434.409.7443 and Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228

CASTLE HILL - One of the most significant historic estates in Virginia and certainly in the county of Albemarle, Castle Hill boasts both 18th and 19th century construction with the clapboard Georgian portion (c. 1764) and the brick Federal style portion (c. 1824) seamlessly married together by a spacious center hall. The home has been meticulously renovated to incorporate the history and integrity of those eras with today’s modern convenience and amenities. Thomas Jefferson was a frequent visitor in his day. Formal gardens and perennial paths adorn the grounds, w/ a pool and pool house, guest cottage, detached garage, and a state of the art horse barn and dependencies. Under conservation easement to the Nature Conservancy. $7,950,000 MLS 556159. Frank Hardy 434.296.0134

1071 CLUB DRIVE - This beautifully maintained property is located in one of Charlottesville’s most sought after neighborhoods, Keswick Estates. As you move from room to room, the floor plan flows effortlessly. The home has great entertaining spaces that lead to the outside through elegant french doors in both the living room and kitchen, a separate study with fireplace, and 1st floor master. The just over 2 acre lot is quiet and private, with abundant front and back yard space. Timeless appeal located in a gated community with all the amenities. $875,000 MLS 558960. Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228

LINDEN RIDGE - An exceptional 70 acre property with a prime location in the much sought after historic Keswick Hunt community. This meticulously maintained home has had numerous recent improvements. The private entrance leads to the sunlight filled cottage complete with wrap around porches and is the perfect country retreat. Lovely perennial gardens, stone patio with fire pit, and bold stream. The 4 bedroom home includes an expansive 1st floor master suite and 3 second floor bedrooms. Beautifully refinished heart yellow pine and curly oak floors run throughout the first floor. The gourmet custom kitchen has granite counters, custom butcher block, and top of the line appliances. Guest cottage, entertainment barn and 16 stall stable. $1,995,000 MLS 542181. Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228

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Mary Morony author of the novel Apron Strings is a Charlottesville native and long time resident of Keswick. Raising four children to adulthood and her unique perspective on life has given her lots of food for thought. She now lives on a farm in Orange County with her husband Ralph Morony, three dogs, two guineas and no cat. Check out Mary’s blog at www.marymorony.com. Keswick Life, PO Box 32, Keswick, VA 22947 or email to: keswicklife@gmail.com

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Tony Vanderwarker, raised in New England, spent a couple years at Yale and then served two years in the Peace Corps where he got bitten both by tsetse flies and the writing bug. He went to film school at NYU and made documentaries and a full length film which didn’t sell so he decided to try shorter films and went into advertising. Fifteen years later, he had his own ad agency in Chicago where he did “Be Like Mike” for Gatorade. When his partners bought him out, Tony finally had a chance to write full time. It only took him fifteen more years to finally get a book published. “Who cares?” Tony says, “some writers hit paydirt fast, others take longer. I’m just glad my time has come.” visit www.tonyvanderwarker. com

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IN THIS ISSUE AUGUST 2017

Lifestyles in Keswick and its’ environs PO Box 32, Keswick, Virginia 22947 T: 434.242.8033 E: keswicklife@gmail.com The minds behind Keswick Life: EDITORIAL EDITOR/FOUNDER Winkie Motley CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Colin J. Dougherty COLUMNISTS Tony Vanderwarker, Mary Morony, Suzanne Nash CONTRIBUTORS Charles Thacher PROOF READER Staff Assistant

8 ON THE COVER Huntsman Arrives!

DESIGN AND PRODUCTION CREATIVE DIRECTOR Colin J. Dougherty Published by a division of Keswick Life PHOTOGRAPHY Charles Thacher (Travel), Colin Dougherty (Cover Story)

Paul Wilson has arrived, with his wife Yvonne

and teenaged son Giacomo. Paul grew up near Newcastle in the northeast of England, around Terriers and Sighthounds from an early age. Read all the details on page 10, and be sure to give Paul a warm greeting from Keswick Life!

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10 KESWICK SCENE 11 ONLY IN KESWICK Over the summer we have seen our fellow Keswicki- Tony Vanderwarker was not here when the chaos unnas sharing their adventures on social media, we picked a few of them to share with you here in Keswick Scene, on page 10. “People travel to faraway places to watch, in fascination, the kind of people they ignore at home.” – Dagobert D. Runes

folded on that Friday and Saturday. He writes, "We watched on TV as outsiders marched through our university, chanting noxious slogans, their torches giving off not light, but hate and asks the questions “What will the world think of us after all this?" Read Tony's column for a unique insite towards moving forward.

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13 LIFE, MAKE IT HAPPEN 16 ON SCREEN Mary Morony, author of Apron Strings, finds rel- Virginia Film Festival officials announced that interevance to her books main character, Lottie in the recnt tragedies in Charlottesville. Her story starts in Charlottesville many many decades ago. Before polls in travel magazines rated Charlottesville’s happiness factor, the place exuded charm. Read her column and write in to tell it to Mary and Keswick Life!

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nationally acclaimed filmmaker, Spike Lee, will be a guest at the upcoming 2017 VFF, where he will present a pair of films as part of a larger program around the living legacy of slavery, presented in collaboration with James Madison’s Montpelier. Get the details on page 16!

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Here and there... in Keswick Babies Will and Katie Coleman welcomed Charlotte Wade Coleman to the world at 4:38 AM on August 17th – 8 lb 1 oz baby girl; Grandparents are Keswick Hunt Club's Jt Master MFH Will Coleman and Deedi Coleman. Next up, Coleman and Laura Motley welcomed Josephine Caroline Motley on July 25th, 8lb 4oz 19.5 in; Grandparents are Sandy Motley of Keswick and Coleman and Jessica Motley of Salt Lake City, UT with Keswickian Great Grandmother Sandra Burke.

Thanks "Thank you for the cover of Keswick Life with Train Spotting!! What a wonderful surprise to have the cover and such a nice article inside. We all thank you! Mr. Skinner would like, if possible an electronic version of the cover photo. It is really cool!” I am still smiling from the events of that day! With best wishes, Don Skinner

Save the Date

On and Off The Market 708 Merrie Mill Farm with 407 acres, 4 beds, 5.5 baths and 7289 sf is back on the market, this time at $3.45m. 1680 Running Deer Drive with 4 beds, 3 baths, 2850 sf on 2.3 acres is available at $349.9k. There are four new listings in Glenmore, 2435 Ferndown Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 3009 sf at $652k, 1450 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 3 baths, 2129 sf at $492k, 2352 Ferndown Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3226 sf at $542k and 1355 Tattersall Court with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4517 sf at $778.5k. There are 7 “to be built” prospective Glenmore homes just announced, the high end being $1.195m. Under contract is 4545 Louisa Road, Horseshoe Hill, with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 6295 sf and 42 acres at $1.795m. 5432 Stony Point Pass with 2 beds, 2 baths, 1655 sf on 1.6 acres under contract at $435k, 4410 Foxcroft Farm with 4 beds, 4.5 baths ,5300 sf on 4.6 acres under contract at $1.1m, and in Glenmore 3402 Cesford Grange with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 3215 sf at $525k, 1630 Piper Way with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 9102 sf at $1.189m, 1890 Graham Court with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 5064 st at $712k and 1444 Piper way with4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4073 sf at $659k. Reduced in Keswick Estate by a cool half million is 776 Club Drive with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 5767 sf and 2.1 acres down from $2.395m to $1.895m. 4975 Moriah Way with 5 beds, 4 baths, 3950 sf and 2 acres down from $658k to $633k. 378 Clarks Tract with 4 beds, 3 baths, 3526 sf and 7.5 acres down from $397.5k to $350k. In Glenmore the major reductions were 1488 Perth Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4829 sf down from $639k to $599k, 2273 Piper Way with 4 beds, 5.5 baths and 5985 sf down from $1.049m to $999.9k. 1438 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2086 sf is down from $519k to $489k and 3570 Turnbridge Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4947 sf down from $780k to $590k. Also a 64 acre land parcel on Millwood Lane is reduced from $895k to $795k. What SOLD?? It slows this time of the year but 1037 Club Drive in Keswick Estate with 5 beds, 5.5 baths, 6098 sf on 2.7 acres finally listed at $1.595m sold for $1.250m, 5474 Stony Point Pass with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 2184 sf listed at $439k sold for $424k. 5331 Louisa Road, Velindre Farm, with 4 beds, 3 baths, 4368 sf and 37 acres listed at $975k sold for $875k. There were two sales in Glenmore, 3458 Carroll Creek Ropad with 6 beds, 4.5 baths and 5441 sf listed and sold for $817.8k and 2131 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 5050 sf listed at $775k sold for $765k.

Historic Garden Week 2018 coming to Keswick Hunt Country Charlottesville Garden Club is honored to host the 2018 Historic Garden Week from April 21-23, as it celebrates 85 years of fundraising to preserve the beauty and natural habitats of the Commonwealth. The inspiration for Historic Garden week was born out of a fundraiser in 1927 to save trees planted by Thomas Jefferson at Monticello. This year's tour takes us to the bucolic Keswick hunt country of Albemarle County. All properties are nestled in the heart of the Southwest Mountain's Rural Historic District. Enjoy estate architecture and stunning gardens that have come to typify Mr. Jefferson's Central Virginia. On Sunday's House and Garden Tour visit properties, including a 1,250-acre estate on the Virginia Landmark Register; an 18th century home with formal gardens and an extensive arboretum-never before on tour; a contemporary, award-winning farmhouse; and historic Grace Episcopal Church. On Saturday, as part of the three-day tour, visit the home and gardens of Morven Estate, near Monticello. On Monday, visit Pavilion residences and restored gardens along the Lawn at the University of Virginia as well as Car's Hill, the home of the university's president. Throughout the weekend enjoy artists at work in the gardens, restaurants featuring locally-sourced food, award-winning vineyards, craft breweries, and boutique shopping in the Tour’s Marketplace.

Bravo We are pleased to announce proceeds this year from the Grace Church Historic Farm Tour of $51,000! This success is due to the help of everyone! From designing to perfection the brochure and program book, to checking and rechecking the copy for the brochure and program, to being AWESOME Patrons, to selling ads fo the program book, to being sure that our distribution of posters and brochures was thorough, to arranging for the farms, events and stewards, to soliciting sponsorships, to finding volunteers in all kinds of places, to taking charge of ticket sales on and off-site, to planning the most wonderful Farm Fest and auctions, to arranging for Country Fair vendors and food trucks, to enlisting a fabulous assortment of antique dealers at Castalia, to taking photos that caught the spirit and beauty of the day, to being stewards at the farms, to working at the farms and welcoming our friends and neighbors on behalf of Grace Church and the Farm Tour, to ordering Port-o-Pots and dumpsters, to drawing and revising and revising and revising the set-up for the Country Fair spaces, to setting up and dismantling the 4-H Country Fair pens and panels, to all the 4-H families and their animals, to encouraging our Outreach ministries to participate on Farm Tour Day, to arranging for live toe-tapping music, to building a fabulous media presence, to baking for the Bake Sale and selling every last item, to the ECW and their sale of aprons and whatever else we found that needed to be sold, to sharing the history of Grace Church with informational Church Tours, to offering the Hospitality Area for our guests to cool off and have a cool drink, to buying food for and working with the Grace Grill to feed hundreds, to putting on the most wonderful English Country Fair for the children, to creating a website, to order polos and hats, to keeping us visible on Facebook, to making sure that all signage and banners were ready, to preparing a wonderful After Party, and for helping with all the tiny details that made the daya success!! Thank you, one and all!

On Stage The Garden Club of Virginia presents the 59th Conservation Forum on the pros and cons of fracking in Virginia in "Fracking in Virginia: From All Perspectives" on Friday, October 27 from 8:30AM to 12:30PM at the Paramount Theater. Speakers will address the current status of hydraulic fracking in our state followed by a balanced discussion on impacts to our economy, water and health. This event is open to the public and all are welcome.

The Garden Club of Virginia is an active association of forty-seven garden clubs, whose members collectively form a group of more than 3,300 civic leaders from around the Commonwealth. The Club exists to celebrate the beauty of the land, to conserve the gifts of nature and to challenge future generations to build on this heritage. Their mission is to restore historic gardens and landscapes, conserve Virginia's natural resources, inspire a love of gardening and provide education for its members and the general public. Tickets are on sale now. Ticket prices include continental breakfast. This event is sponsored by Grelen Nursery, Investment Management of Virginia, The Paramount Theater, Piedmont Environmental Online! Go to www.keswicklife.com to read all past and present Council, and Gardy Bloemers, Wealth Management Advisor with Merrill Lynch. Keswick Life issues that you may have missed and/or just want to look back and reread an article you may have enjoyed.

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The GOING OUT Guide Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! FAMILY FUN Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party

OLD STUFF The 61st Shenandoah Antiques Expo

Where: Fairfield View Dairy Farm, Somerset, VA When: September 8th, 9th and 10th

Where: The Augusta Expo When: Oct 13 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Oct 14 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Oct 15 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

The Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party is a non profit

show. Although there is a gate donation requested, proceeds, after show expenses are paid, are split between local charitable organizations, Volunteer Fire Companies, Rescue Squads, Scholarships and charitable work within the surrounding communities. Local businesses contribute innumerably to the support of the Pasture Party from free transportation, to logs for sawmill, to everything in between. We thank them and request that you show your appreciation by supporting our local businesses.Gate Donation: $10.00/day per person. Exhibitors and Children under 12 are FREE! For Additional Information: (540) 672-3429 Website: http://www. somersetsteamandgas.org

3rd Friday Summer Series Where: Northside Library When: Friday, September 15th – 12:00 pm

Author Talk: Fred Shackelford Friday, September 15 at

12pm Local author Fred Shackelford (www.fredshackelford.com) discuses his latest book The Ticket, a suspenseful page-turner centering around the search for a missing qt-million dollar lottery ticket. Receiving excellent reviews and stirring up hopes for a possible sequel, Shackelford will discuss this first foray into the world of fiction for a local attorney and graduate of UVA. Books available for purchase/signing

Foxfield Fall Races Where: Foxfield Racecourse When: Sunday, September 24th

The 2017 Fall Family Day will run on Sunday, Septem-

ber 24th. Steeplechase racing in the beautiful hills of Central Virginia. This day is 100% family friendly. Tickets and Reserved Parking Spaces are ON-SALE NOW in the Race Office! To order tickets, please give us a call at 434-293-9501 or email information@foxfieldraces. for complete details. We'll see you at the races! The 2017 beneficiary is International Neighbors Charlottesville

Shabby Love's Pickers Paradise Where: The Market at Grelen When: September 22nd and 23rd, Time: 9am - 4pm

Shabby Love, we take things that already exist and up-

cycle them. Sometimes things are broken, beaten up, or mistreated. We take these things and fix them, turn them into something else, make them pretty again, and give them a second, third, or fourth life. I travel the roads of the east coast in search of unique finds that catch my eye. Taking shabby used things and giving them love again... "Shabby Love!"

The Augusta Expo at 277 Expo Road, Fishersville, VA

22939 (for directions during event: ((540) 337-2552) is hosting. The summer isn’t yet over, but Heritage Promotions is busy lining up another fabulous show for the fall. The spring show was amazing and the fall show is looking to equal or surpass that show. Constantly striving to bring in quality dealers for the thousands of loyal and new customers, Ray Stokes is hard at work recruiting vendors from prior shows to return to Fishersville as well as identifying new and exciting vendors. 300+ expert dealers from Florida to Maine who offer quality pieces at fair prices Admission: Oct 13, $10; Oct 14 and 15, $5. Includes parking.

SPORTING 7th Annual Polo Classic Where: Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia When: Sunday, September 10th

You will not want to miss the NSLM's 7th Annual Polo

Classic on Sunday, September 10! This classy and memorable event has got it all...world-class polo play, exquisite dining and libations, and plenty of festivities. The Polo Classic will be held on the Sheila C. Johnson polo field amidst the beautiful open space at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. Notable polo players promise to deliver exciting competition. The Dubai Team will compete against the British Military Team for the Founders Cup in the National Sporting Library & Museum’s 7th Annual Polo Classic at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia on Sunday, September 10, 2017. Both teams will be captained by experienced international polo players who are ready to showcase their team’s skill and athleticism on the field. Steve Thompson will lead the Dubai Team and Major Mark Cann will lead the British Military Team. For more information, call 540687-6542 ext. 26.

LIVING HISTORY 30th annual Fall Fiber Festival Where: 11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier When: October 7th and 8th Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm Sunday: 10 am - 4pm

Planning is underway to bring you great workshops for adults and children, animal exhibits, sheep dog trials, hands-on demonstrations, a fleece sale, fiber and crafts vendors, music and more. Check back often for info and updates on workshops, competitions, vendor listings, and hands-on demo schedules. Please visit us on Facebook for updates! At James Madison's Montpelier . ADMISSION: Adults - $516 & under FREE. PETS ARE NOT ALLOWEDAT THE FESTIVAL : e: Info @fallfiberfestival.org

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FOUNDING FATHERS Constitution Day Where: Montpelier, Orange, Virginia When: September 16th

Celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with

family and friends on the historic grounds of Montpelier. Begin the day with an interpreter-led "We the People" trail walk on the 3.55-mile Montpelier Loop Trail at 9:30 a.m., learning about Madison's role as an early environmentalist, managing Montpelier today, tree identification, the duPonts, and more. There is free admission to the house 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., and hands-on history activities and colonial games around the grounds. Mr. Madison will be at home and will be receiving guests all day. Be sure to take in our newest permanent exhibition, The Mere Distinction of Colour. Take the family on a wagon ride around the property to get a look at the "back roads." Enjoy a variety of walking tours: Montpelier's Enslaved Community; Gardens & Grounds; and Dig It! Archaeology Tour. The archaeology lab and active archaeological dig sites will be open - come and learn about our latest discoveries! On the other side of Route 20, the Gilmore Cabin, a freedman's farm, will be open and and staffed by interpreters all day. The restored 1910 Train Depot housing the self-guided Jim Crow exhibition In the Time of Segregation also will be open. The award-winning Barbeque Exchange will be offering a delicious buffet lunch from noon - 3 p.m. for $14/person; enjoy live music while you eat. Or bring a picnic and spread out over 2,650 acres.

WRITERS Meet the Author Where: National Sporting Library, Middleburg When: Wednesday, September 14, 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

The

National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is proud to announce a featured talk with renowned equestrian judge and trainer George Morris. Morris has an award-winning riding history spanning over 60 years and is considered a superstar in the equestrian world. He will be visiting NSLM to speak about his autobiography, Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence, which was published in spring of 2016. Attendees will be able to purchase copies of Unrelenting when reserving their seats at www.NationalSporting.org. George Morris is an avid book collector as well as a leading trainer and judge. He values the legacy of the riders and trainers who came before him and urges others to do the same. Registration through www.NationalSporting.org is required to attend this event. Admission is $10.00, NSLM members receive free admission. Seating is Limited to the first 100 RSVP’s. For more information contact Anne Marie Barnes, Educational Programs Manager & Fellowship Advisor, at ABarnes@NationalSporting.org or (540) 687-6542 x25

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COVER STORY BY KESWICK LIFE STAFF

Huntsman Arrives at Keswick Hunt Club

Paul Wilson was born in South Shields (near Newcastle) in the northeast of England, his wife Yvonne was born in a small town some 40 miles north in the small town of Ashington (close to the Scottish border) and last but not least, Giacomo, who was born in Rome, Italy. Paul always had Terriers and Sighthounds from an early age. Most weekends, and when not at school, were spent with the dogs and ferrets hunting rabbits and rats and any other critters they could find. He also loves to fish, being brought up on the coast of the North Sea. Fishing since a child and more recently learning to fly fish. When not doing that, Paul enjoys photography and also likes to draw (less so in recent years, much to his wife's chagrin). His Border Terriers and Whippets have been successful in the show ring, having achieved Best Puppy in Show at the prestigious Purina National (the Canadian equivalent of Westminster). The same dog has gone on to be a multiple Best In Show winner. Paul and Yvonne ship terriers all around the world, most recently, two dogs that went to Finland have done very well showing. Yvonne and Giacomo are both crazy about Eventing.

Yvonne has worked for some of the top Eventing Yards in the UK and has also worked for the Aga Khan in his breeding facility when we lived in Ireland. She has competed to Intermediate level and is a very good natural horsewoman, Whipping-in to Paul for the last 17 years -- she loves her hunting! Giacomo also loves to event and has competed at lower levels on a paint horse he made himself and also his mother’s old horse, Bebe. He too loves to hunt and is a good little rider. Paul whipped-in for several packs as a younger man learning his trade, starting with the East Devon Hunt and then the Modbury Harriers, from the southwest to the northwest to the Vale of Lune Harriers. They hunt hares in the Lake District and Lancashire. Great little active hounds and beautiful stone wall country. From the Harriers, then Whipped-in to the most northerly registered pack of Foxhounds, the Fife where he learned a lot from the Huntsman Marc Dradge who went on to be Ben Hardaway's Huntsman at Midland. Then Ireland next, to the Kildare. The country was very challenging to cross, lots of double banks and ditches! In Rome , Paul had his first Huntsman’s position which was a fantastic life experience. The country was varied

and trappy, you needed a good horse to get you about the Campagna Romana. The hounds in Rome were “unconventional” in that they weren’t English hounds. They had some English but also, had some Bloodhound/Foxhound crosses, as well as Anglo-Francais. Paul loved the Anglo-Francais, they remind me very much of the American Foxhound -- fabulous cry, and accurate noses. From Rome, he went to North America where he had a brief spell in Pennsylvania, followed by two great seasons at the Hamilton Hunt, and ending up in London where he has been for ten seasons, having some of the best hunting he has ever had. However, as much fun as hunting coyotes has been in big, open, arable countryside, Paul yearned to hunt foxes back on grass, which has now come to fruition

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hese rolling hills and lush, sprawling vistas, already home to the renowned Keswick Hall and Golf Club, provide a remarkably picturesque setting for the Keswick Estate. Steeped in fascinating history and nestled in the foothills of Virginia’s fabled Blue Ridge Mountains, our real estate offers the opportunity to turn your vacation into a lifestyle and fully enjoy all the Charlottesville region have to offer. Keswick Estate, with only 121 homes and home sites behind its gates, provides the opportunity to live the resort life all year long. Home sites range from two to six acres and are presented for purchase in limited offerings. A theme of classic architectural design, guided by the Design Review Board, pervades the Estate. There is a site for everyone, including those inspired by golf views, lakefront access, and wooded tranquility. Purchasers are encouraged to select their own architect to design the perfect home for their lifestyles and one that will enhance the fabric of the Estate. Located just five miles from Martha Jefferson Hospital, ten miles from the University of Virginia, and less than forty-five minutes from the high end shopping district of Short Pump outside of Richmond, Keswick Estate provides all of the convenience you could ever need with all of the privacy and security of a proper country estate.

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Keswick Faces in Summer Places A KESWICKIAN PHOTO JOURNAL OF SUMMER ADVENTURE

Keswickians at Summer Adventures: Top Row, left to right: Susan Allen and daughter kayaking in Norway, Wiley kids on the S/S Oblivious in Nantucket then Sheila eclipsing with Crawford and Bartek Sherman. Second Row: Keswickians gather on Cape Cod for some tuna and tennis, next, the Markeys enjoy Canada then Keswick Club's Will with Collins Allen. Third Row: Annabelle and Janice Aron – Annabelle celebrates #13 in Mallorca, next Eleanor Sackson at the Chincoteague Pony Roundup 2017.

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ONLY IN KESWICK How Thankful

BY TONY VANDERWARKER

We were not here when the chaos un-

a globally-distributed magazine, devoted its entire back page to an obituary for Heather.

folded on that Friday and Saturday. We watched on TV as outsiders marched through our university, chanting noxious slogans, their torches giving off not light, but hate. And as we watched the horrific events play out, culminating in a death and the injury of many, we began to wonder, “What will the world think of us after all this? Will they see us as a community embracing the Confederacy and all it stood for?

The last paragraph reads: “She was not an activist herself: there wasn’t much time to be. She wouldn’t have dreamed of, say, marching with Antifa behind a banner reading, “The Only Good Facist is a Dead Facist”. She didn’t march with Black Lives Matter, either, or wave LGBTQ flags, though she supported them all. Her way was to stand up loudly for them, and to ask anyone who disagreed why they believed that? And how could they think of that? But the sheer size of the white nationalist rally planned for August 12 made her feel, for the first time ever, that she really had to get out there on the street. She and her friends could try to spread a different message, that Charlottesville was a place of love.”

Our question was partially answered by an email from Airbnb guest who asked us before he arrived, “Will it be safe for us to go into Charlottesville?” It occurred to us: will we become another Sandy Hook, another Columbine, another place whose identity derives only from a unspeakable tragedy? Sunday night’s rally began to sketch in an answer. The thousands who showed up on Grounds carrying candles brought light and hope, singing “This little light of mine, I’m going to let it shine”, they gave us hope that our community could become in the eyes of the world what it has always been, a beacon of forgiveness and strength, resilience and grace.

And then on Monday and Tuesday, generals, politicians, business leaders and media began to stand up for us, to condemn those who refused to step up, rallying to our defense in defiance of a president who seemed more interested in calling his own shots than in denouncing bigotry and hatred. The spirit and courage of a town that had given the world

Thomas Jefferson and the Declaration of Independence began to be recognized. We became the catalyst for renouncing white supremacy and neo-Nazism and for recognizing tolerance and diversity as keys to our democracy.

We are exemplified by a young lady who had the courage to stand up against hate and bigotry. Now the world knows who Heather was, what Charlottesville is, and what we all stand for. And for that, we should be thankful.

And the world began to recognize Heather Heyer as our symbol. The Economist,

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Lottie - The True Hero In My Story My story starts in Charlottesville many

many decades ago. Before polls in travel magazines rated Charlottesville’s happiness factor, the place exuded charm. Being a bit more of a quiet backwater known only to a select few then it was a good thing. My father used to crow about Albemarle County’s rank as the third richest county in the country in per capita wealth. You just can’t see it he delighted in adding—long before conspicuous consumption. How he knew that fact he never said. And like what topics were taught in school, I never thought to ask just took what I was told as the gospel. It is hard to know where Ethel, the main character in the first two books of my Apron Strings trilogy starts and Lottie, my negro--her word-- childhood caregiver and family's maid, ends. Memory tends to devolve towards fiction as facts fade into the mist of time. Since the Lee statue controversy crawled out into the light of day and dragged with it the inherent racism of my upbringing, I've been trying to remember, to conjure, or to channel what Lottie/Ethel's wisdom how might spotlight the events of this past weekend. One thought come through loud and clear, "Ain't nothin' new here." At the age of six, I lived with my family across the street from the Unitar-

BY MARY MORONY

ian Church on Rugby Road in Charlottesville. The torching of a cross on the church's front yard by a white supremacy group called the Seaboard White Citizen's Council scared the hell out of the grown ups in my world. It had to conjure images so much more dreadful and loathsome in Lottie's mind. Kept from viewing the incident, I remember the disruption it brought to what little peace existed in our not so peaceful household. I wish I could say my mother had enlightened views on race relations. Like many people of her age and geography, she was a mixed bag of beliefs on the subject. While she and my father pointed fingers and lobbed righteous indignation about like tether balls, Lottie held fast to one notion; love has no color. She didn't throw shade on the misdirected minds that burned the cross. With a quiet grace, she went about the business of her life, which gratefully included taking care of me. Children are blessed with an uncanny sense of recognizing love when they experience it. Despite the events going on next-door Lottie’s love for me and mine never wavered. At no time did I feel adrift in a loveless world; a feeling, I can assure you, I would have recognized the feeling if had it been present. I can't even guess at the horrors the flaming cross evoked for her but she remained steadfast in her

conviction. Despite Lottie's shining example, I didn't arrive into adulthood without a lot of unconscious racism. On a recent trip to Uganda, on several occasions, I found myself the only white person in a throng of Africans without fear. I hadn't realized how my white privilege spawned such a deeply seeded dread of the other; like it was in my bones. Up until recently, I honestly thought the statue debate just a silly political aside. With the help of a leading edge therapist who’s new psychological modality enables her clients to examine thought patterns that have a "charge" around them; I have freed myself of a lot of useless emotional baggage. The Lee statue came up in a session this past spring as an aside. I found myself vehemently reiterating my history lesson. You know the one, the fallen hero, the great leader, the reluctant slaveholder. When I looked at the intensity of the emotions surrounding my story I realized I had a lot of work to do. For me to move on in a healthy way I had to dismantle my own Southern icons that served only to make me separate from the other.

fact. When I was going to school Virginia history was taught in the fourth grade, the eighth grade, and the tenth grade with a heavy dose in the eleventh grade under the guise of U.S. history. I bet you can guess whose star rose around the 1850s Virginia sky. That's right, General Lee's. What child brought up in the children-are-seen-not-heard world questions what they are taught in school? It wasn't until I did some independent thinking on my own and then some investigating, did I unearth the truth. What I was taught in regards to Virginia history was a myth. My fourthgrade teacher corrected us when we referred to the American Civil War as anything other than The War of Northern Aggression. I remember being told by another teacher that it was a pernicious Yankee lie that the war was about slavery. The conflict was over states rights. For a week or two, I mourned the loss of a childhood hero as I set about redefining what it means to be Southern. Taking Lee off his pedestal allows me to appreciate maybe for the first time the true hero in my story, Lottie and her constancy in a world of anything but.

The process started by questioning my beliefs. How does Southern define me? Why was General Lee so important to me? In the process, I uncovered a fun

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Film Festival officials announced that internationally acclaimed filmmaker, Spike Lee, will be a guest at the upcoming 2017 VFF, where he will present a pair of films as part of a larger program around the living legacy of slavery, presented in collaboration with James Madison’s Montpelier. The Virginia Film Festival is a program of the University of Virginia and the Office of the Provost and Vice Provost for the Arts. The 30th Annual Virginia Film Festival will take place from November 9-12 in Charlottesville and will include more than 130 films and 150 industry guests from around the world.

Mr. Lee will present his Oscar-nominated documentary 4 Little Girls, about one of America’s most despicable hate crimes – the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Church in Birmingham, Alabama 8/8/16 3:02 PM Page 1 that left four African American girls Denise McNair, Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robinson and Cynthia Wesley, dead, and served as a catalyst for the American Civil Rights Movement. The program will also include I Can’t Breathe, a short video piece that combines footage of the chokehold death of Eric Garner at

Distinction of Colour, which highlights the reality of the institution of slavery in the U.S. by sharing stories of Montpelier’s slaves and their descendants. In an effort to illuminate the struggles and emphasize the humanity of the enslaved community, Montpelier has engaged descendants of enslaved individuals to present a clear and honest picture of slavery at the time of our nation’s founding, and to explore the personal lives and connections of those who were enslaved there and in the surrounding area.

the hands of the New York City Police Department with footage of the similar death of the Radio Raheem character in Lee’s iconic 1989 film Do The Right Thing – highlighting a most tragic example of how the filmmaker’s art has been reflected in life. “We have for many years been interested in bringing Spike Lee to the Virginia Film Festival as he remains one of the most talented, innovative, and socially conscious filmmakers in our world today,” said Jody Kielbasa, director of the VFF and Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia. “We first reached out to Mr. Lee in the spring to include him in our upcoming collaboration with Mont-

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Not only is this The first is

an illuminating memoir but it is also a social analysis of his Appalachian roots and all that culture brings with it. Vance gives a glimpse of the white underclass that fueled the Trump campaign and why that Appalachian demographic moved a Democratic vote to become strong Republican voters. Raised in Middletown, Ohio and with ancestors from Breathitt County Kentucky, Vance has the background and experience to take an unapologetic look at the values which define this culture. Loyalty and patriotism are an important part of his background along with violence, verbal abuse, alcoholism and drug use. He points out how the abuse of the welfare system has led to resentment by those who work hard for little to no benefit. His family’s misfortunes rest not so much on the economic insecurities they face but more on their lack of work ethic and their learned helplessness. This is a story of despair and frustration. While Vance managed to crawl out of his situation it was through determination and a sense of personal responsibility. His is a tale of tough love and perhaps gives us a bit of a glance into some of the mindset of those who descended on Charlottesville weeks ago.

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Vanishing Land retary. Maisie discovered that Hilda is seeking to unby Monica Hesse cover how some corporations are supporting the fascist

recounts a true crime story from the coast of Virginia. I didn’t know much about this story until reading this book but it was a fascinating read. The Eastern Shore is a tight knit community and a very different way of life. It is also a community which has fallen on hard times, with very little industry and many abandoned buildings scattered throughout a sparsely inhabited region. It’s the perfect place for an arsonist to exploit and in 2012 and 2013 that’s exactly what happened….sending the community into a fearful frenzy. It was a five month arson spree set in Accomack County that centered around a love affair gone wrong. There were sixty-seven arsons in all before an arrest was made and a trial followed. Hesse takes the reader through the entire process. If you are looking for a bit more in the way of escapism, and who can blame you right now? Radio Girls might just fit the bill. Author

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ed in Hilda Matheson who was the head of TALKS for BBC around 1929 and based her historical fiction around a young secretary, Maisie Musgrave who becomes Hilda’s sec-

movement in Germany and she starts to investigate herself. The independence of the BBC soon becomes threatened and these two women must fight to uncover the conspiracy and fight for all voices to be heard. It’s a wonderful story full of intrigue and romance. An oldie but a goodie. The Mambo

Kings Play Songs of Love by Oscar Hijuelos was a Pu-

litzer prize winner and even inspired a musical. If you haven’t read it now is the time to read it before the cold weather hits. 1949 is the era of the mambo and two Cubans travel from Havanna to New York to make their fortune. This epic tale follows the Castillo Brothers as they journey through life in America. Poor Nestor longs for his lost love “Maria” to whom he constantly writes ballads. Cesar is his older, wilder, sex mad brother for whom Hotel Splendor seems to be the major setting. I found the atmosphere to be decidedly masculine. This novel is filled with sex, heat and rhythm so pull up a lounger, put on some mambo music and pour a mojito. Prepare yourself to travel back in time to the days of Dezi Arnez, hot night clubs and bongo drums! Whether you are interested in real life right now or would rather shut out the world this month, I hope my selections will fit the bill and you can find some peace over the next month.

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OBITUARY Peter C. Parrish, 52, of Troy, Va. died on Wednes-

day, August 9, 2017, at the New Haven Regional Medical Center, Wilmington, N.C. following an accident. "Pete" is survived by his brother, Robert G. Parrish, his beloved Godsons, many cousins, fraternity brothers, and close friends. Born in Bagio, Philippines, the son of HP and Joan Parrish, Pete lived in Manila, Philippines until he was 12. The family then moved back to Virginia where their father was employed in Richmond in the tobacco industry. During his teen years the family split its time between Richmond and Beaverdam the family farm outside Charlottesville that has been held by the family for 9 generations. Recently Pete returned to the farm to live full time. After graduating from St. Christophers in 1983, Pete attended the University of Virginia, where he was a double major in History and English. Pete graduated in 1987. Pete subsequently attended George Mason University Law School and graduated with a Juris Doctorate in 1991. Pete became interested in information security work and over the course of a 20 year career was recognized as an expert in federal information security serving clients in the Dept of Defense, Intelligence Community, U.S. Navy, and several civilian agencies. Pete was recognized as an authority on penetration testing, independent validation and verification, and federal risk management. Pete also served global financial and government clients in Hong Kong, Romania, London

and Dubai. Pete was also the member of a number of incident response teams and led the forensic response for over a thousand information security incidents for clients around the globe. He not only took pride in his profession, but truly relished mentoring younger associates in a broad range of information security skills. Over the course of his career he was recognized for performance excellence by multiple U.S. Federal entities, commercial clients, and employers for his skills as an information security professional and mentor. An avid golfer, Pete was a member of Keswick Country Club, the Keswick Hunt Club and contributed to a number of organizations ensuring privacy for dissidents globally. A Memorial service was held on Saturday, August 26, 2017, 12 p.m. at the Keswick Hunt Club.

Elizabeth Roberts Wood passed away peace-

fully at home on Tuesday, August 15, 2017. She was born on January 2, 1928, in Culpeper, Virginia. Libba was preceded by her parents, Elizabeth Strother Roberts and Rufus Gilbert Roberts; her husband, Joseph Miller Wood, II; her sister, Tisha Lee, from Baltimore, Md.; and her brother, Rufus Roberts, from Richmond, Va. She is survived by her two daughters, Elizabeth Wood Stuart and husband, William Alexander Stuart, Ill, and Mary Minor Wood Henderson and husband, Warwick Peter Henderson; her son, Whitney Miller Wood; six grandchildren, Anne Colston Stuart Carr and

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husband Jonathan Earl Carr, James E.B. Stuart, William Wesley Henderson, Joseph Carter Henderson, Whitney Elizabeth Henderson, and Peter Wallace Henderson; as well as two great-grandchildren, Elizabeth Roberts Carr and Claiborne McDowell Carr. Libba was a long-standing and very devoted member of Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Ivy, where she served on the Altar Guild for many years. She was a member of the Garden Club of Virginia and had a passion for working in her garden and arranging flowers. Above all, she adored her children, grandchildren and greatgrandchildren. Libba's family wants to thank Annette, Elizabeth, Laura, Rita and Sarina for all their devotion and loving care. Thanks also to Hospice of the Piedmont for their wonderful care and support. Funeral Services were held on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Ivy. Interment was private. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, VA 22911, www.hopva.org, and the SPCA, 3355 Berkmar Drive, Charlottesville VA 22901. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.hillandwood.com.

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