KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - June 2017
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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 Virginiaâ€™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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A great big congrats to the American contingent at the three day in the CC14 at Luhmühlen! What a day for U.S. eventing, with four finishing in the top 15 in the German CCI4*. Will Coleman and Obos O’Reilly finished in 12th out of 48 entries. “Oboe” will enjoy a well-earned break when he gets back to the States, and they’ll do some CICs this fall, with an eye on the 2018 World Equestrian Games: “He’ll just try to be strong for next year and come out as a horse maybe that can try to contend for a Tryon spot.”
On and Off The Market There are some fascinating quick Sales this month, especially in Glenmore. 1719 Downing Court, a 6 bed, 4.5 bath, 7007 sf home listed at 1.195m sold for $1.095m in 5 days. 3367 Marsden Point, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5195 sf home listed for $759.9k and sold for the same in 10 days. 2414 Pendower Lane, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 4311 sf home listed at $649k and sold for $645k in 5 days. 3465 Darby Road, a 4 bed, 4.5 bath,3738 sf home listed at $659k sold for $642.5k in 23 days and 2048 Piper Way, a 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3810 sf home listed at $880k sold for $865k... a little slower at 318 days... but the market is hot in Glenmore. Around the area 1004 Milton Road, a 3 bed, 2 bath home on 1.6 acres listed at $309K sold for the same in 3 days and 38 Tall Oaks Court, a 3 bed, 3 bath, 3461 sf home listed at $409.9k sold for $390k in... 81 days. A couple of higher end Pendings too. 6556 Gordonsville Road, “Misty Ridge Farm”, a 3 bed, 2.5 bath, home on 20 acres was reduced recently by $100k to $1.295m and is now under contract after 205 days. 5331 Louisa Road, “Velindre Farm”, a 4 bed, 3 bath, 4368 sf home on 37 acres listed at $949k is now under contract after 77 days. 3219 Darby Road, a 6 bed, 5.5 bath, 6537 sf home in Glenmore listed at $1.295m is under contract as is 1825 Westerham Street, a 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 5252 sf home listed at $759k after 66 days.
A diverging diamond interchange is coming to Albemarle County where Route 250 and Interstate 64 meet at Shadwell. The Commonwealth Transportation Board adopted its six year plan, which includes the $18.4 million project. It would be similar to the diverging diamond put in at Zion Crossroads a couple of years ago and would eliminate left hand turns. The Commonwealth Transportation Board says eliminating left turns will improve safety. It will also impact traffic coming from Hansens Mountain Road by eliminating left turns on to Route 250. The Virginia Department of Transportation is still developing a schedule for the work
Bravo Charlottesville author and historian, Jayne D'Alessandro-Cox, was awarded 1st Place in the Pacific Book Award Contest for her newly re-published book, Thomas Jefferson-From Boy to Man, a biography on Jefferson's first 31 years of life. The "award-winning" paperback and mp3 audio book can be purchased on Amazon. Jayne also was awarded "Finalist" status for her newly released Audio Book, Thomas JeffersonFrom Boy to Man, by the Audio Publishers Association, from over 2000 entries in their 2017 contest. She was recognized for her outstanding work at the French Institute Alliance in NYC on June 1, 2017.
Horsin Around The Gold Ring, the second ring at the Devon Horse Show grounds, now will be called the Wheeler Ring in honor of Kenny Wheeler and his late wife, Sallie Wheeler. Kenny is known for his many victories in the breeding classes at Devon, as well as a long career as a hunter trainer. Sallie was a great philanthropist and chairman of the National Horse Show, also playing a big role in many shows and equestrian governance. Both were very much involved in Devon over the decades.The official ceremony took place during the last Friday of the 2017 Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. Kenny and members of the Wheeler family took part in the naming ceremony in Devon's Dixon Oval. , along with the Budweiser Clydesdales. Proceeding the dedication, over fifty of his family and friends gathered to celebrate Kenny's 90th birthday with a Devon-themed cake. A new plaque now informs all spectators and competitors that they are watching champions meet in the "Wheeler Ring." The Wheeler family of Virginia has been part of the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair for many years. Generations of Wheelers have shown in a variety of divisions including Open Hunter, Hunter Breeding and American Saddlebred. Kenny is best known for his numerous victories in the breeding classes at Devon, as well as a long career as a hunter trainer. Horses he trained have been named the "Best Young Horse at Devon" for 34 years in a row. In addition to being an avid competitor herself, Sallie was a great philanthropist and supporter of the horse show. Both were very much involved in Devon over the decades.It is only fitting that the "Gold Ring" be renamed in honor of the Wheelers. As Devon Horse Show Chairman Wayne W. Grafton notes, "Sallie and Kenny Wheeler demonstrated not only the epitome of horsemanship, but they contributed to the horse show through years of participation, service, and donations. We proudly rename the "Gold Ring" to the "Wheeler Ring" in honor of their generosity and shared loved of showing horses." A new plaque now informs all spectators and competitors that they are watching champions meet in the "Wheeler Ring."
Beginning August 1, anyone in Albemarle who rents out guest rooms in their homes for less than 30 days
will have to collect the Transient Occupancy Tax from renters and pay business, professions and occupations licensing and taxes. At the recent Albemarle County Board of Supervisors meeting the board voted 4-2 to amend county code to require all short-term transient lodging providers to obtain a business license and pay the applicable license fees and taxes, as well as collect the TOT. Supervisors Norman Dill and Brad Sheffield voted against the amendments. Hotels and motels in the county already are required to collect the 5 percent TOT that is billed to the customer.“These tax amendments would create equitable treatment among all transient lodging providers,” said Betty Burrell, county director of finance. “There is a caveat that, I think, is very important to point out — property owners must meet the zoning requirements before operating a transient lodging facility.” At its meeting May 3, the board heard from county staff about the current requirements to operate a residential short-term rental.Currently, the zoning ordinance allows residents in both the rural area and the development area to rent out up to five rooms Finally to the new listings, and 11 in Glenmore, the highest be- inside a single-family-detached structure as a short-term rental if the owner or a manager is present ing 1256 Thistle Down with 6 beds, 7 baths, and 5905 sf listed and other inspections are met. The county currently does not allow transient lodging in a townhouse, a at $1.250m. Around the area 5460 Stony Point Pass, “Piedmont single-family-attached residence or an apartment. “Once you enact this and it becomes effective, if you Lodge”, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 5863 sf home on 54 acres is available have one patron, then you are responsible for assessing the TOT,” Burrell said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s at $1.595m. 4030 Fairway Drive, in Keswick Estate, a 5 bed, 4.5 just once or it’s all the time.”The homeowner would report his or her business gross receipts annually bath, 6568 sf home on 2.7 lakefront acres is available at $1.295m, and pay the applicable business license fee. Currently, the code says that gross receipts of $5,000 or more that is $103k less than this time last year, and 116 Distan Court, are reportable and the fee, if it’s under $100,000, is $50,” Burrell said. “In August, we’ll be in front of you a 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 4062 sf home on 2.2 acres is available at $489k. requesting that you consider increasing the threshold to $25,000.”They also will be responsible for reporting business personal property.“Of course, they have to have a bed, probably nightstands, and lamps and televisions that are all part of renting the rooms to their patrons,” she said. “That is also an annual reporting and payment.”During a public hearing, residents spoke about some concerns they have with Online! Go to www.keswicklife.com to read all past and present these new regulations. Scott Stinson, who said he has applied to operate a short-term lodging facility in Keswick Life issues that you may have missed and/or just want to the county, asked the board to consider waiting until all the new requirements were decided on before moving through with this portion. look back and reread an article you may have enjoyed. There were 9 price reductions in Glenmore, the most notable in dollars being 3667 Newbridge Road, a 3 bed, 3.5 bath, 3472 sf home down from $949k to $879k, 1179 Shelborn Lane, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 3541 sf home down from $619k to $529k. 3376 Dunscroft Court, a 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2668 sf home is down from $511k to $459k. Around the area 378 Clarks Tract, a 4 bed, 3 bath, 3526 sf home on 7.5 acres is down from $397.5k to $375k and 115 “Chopping Bottom Farm”, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2798 sf home on 3 acres is down from $720k to $649k.
The GOING OUT Guide Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! CELEBRATE Monticello’s Independence Day Celebration & Naturalization Ceremony Where: Monticello When: Tuesday, July 4th – 9:00 am
Fourth of July marks the 241st anniversary of American independence. Jefferson, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence, considered statesupported religion a form of tyranny. He authored the Virginia Statute for Establishing Religious Freedom, adopted in 1786, which swept away state support for churches and signaled the beginning of statutory freedom of religion in America. The statute became a harbinger of religious liberty, influencing both the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the U.S. Supreme Court’s understanding of religious freedom. Since 1963, more than 3,600 people from around the world have sworn their oath of citizenship in proceedings presided over by the U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, on the steps of Jefferson’s iconic home. Past keynote speakers have included four sitting presidents (Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S. Truman, Gerald R. Ford and George W. Bush) in addition to General Colin Powell, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, musician Dave Matthews, author Frank McCourt and historian David McCullough. The Honorable Michael F. Urbanski, a federal U.S. District Court judge for the Western District of Virginia since 2011, will preside over Monticello’s naturalization ceremony for the first time. the former U.S. ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom, Rabbi David N. Saperstein, will be the keynote speaker for its 55th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization CeremonyThe naturalization ceremony begins at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The ceremony is free and open to the public. Parking for the ceremony will be at Piedmont Virginia Community College, with shuttle service to Monticello. Reservations for the shuttle are recommended. Please reserve your shuttle time to Monticello online. More information is available at monticello.org/july4. The ceremony and speech will also be streamed live at monticello.org/ july4live.
Reds, White and Bluegrass Where: Keswick Vineyards When: Tuesday, July 4th – 12-4 pm
Celebrate Independence Day with some great Red &
White Virginia wines and Bluegrass music performed by local band East of Afton! Come hungry because we will have some great food choices available for you to purchase. Spice Sea Gourmet will be here serving up their delicious seafood selections, Two Brothers Southwestern Grill will be cooking up their flavorful dishes and Pomme To Go serving their french-inspired cuisine!
HISTORY Patriotic Festivities Where: Virginia Historical Society When: Tuesday, July 4th – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
In celebration of the 241st anniversary of American in-
dependence, the VHS will host a full day of patriotic festivities (with extended hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), including a large-scale citizenship naturalization ceremony, the opening of a new exhibition, a community concert, and much more. The naturalization ceremony, held in partnership with the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, will be the centerpiece of this new celebration. One hundred candidates for citizenship from nearly 50 countries will take the Oath of Allegiance on the front terrace of the museum (weather permitting) at 10:30 a.m. The ceremony will be officiated by the Honorable Roger L. Gregory, Chief Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Guests are encouraged to picnic on the VHS’s front lawn where concessions will be for sale 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. The John Marshall High School Alumni Band will entertain guests with an outdoor concert from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Inside the museum, a family-fun scavenger hunt will allow guests to explore the many objects on display that relate to America’s founding and citizenship. Behind-the-scenes tours, which will feature independence-related items in the museum’s archives, will be offered at 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, and 2:00 p.m. for $5 per person.
FAMILY FUN Heritage Theater Festival Where: Heritage Theater When: July – August 4th
The 2017 Heritage Theatre Festival will feature Cha-
patti, Christian O’Reilly’s touching drama about an unusual bond forged by late-in-life neighbors around finding homes for their respective pets (July 6-15 in the Helms Theatre); Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a madcap whodunit in which five actors play 40 characters (July 22-29 in the Ruth Caplin Theatre) and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Company, featuring all-time classic Broadway hits like “Being Alive” (July 28-August 4 in the Culbreth Theatre). Putting an exclamation point on the season’s proceedings this summer will be International Clown Hall of Fame member Barry Lubin, the face of the Big Apple Circus, who will bring his iconic and irrepressible character “Grandma” for performances at the Ruth Caplin Theatre on August 4 and 5.
SPORTING The Great Meadow International Where: Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia When: July 7 – 9th
Want to see the World's leading riders compete?
Admission is FREE on Friday and many of the nation's top event riders, as well as international entries, will be making their way to compete in the 2017 FEI Nations Cup™ of Eventing from Friday, July 7th - Sunday, July 9th at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA presented by Adequan. This is the nation's fastest growing three-day event. The 2017 Great Meadow International Meadow Market will open its doors on Friday, July 7th for three days of upscale shopping, featuring diverse and unique product lines that will attract a wide range of shoppers. This year's event will offer an amazing shopping experience for both equestrian enthusiasts and those wanting quality shopping in a picturesque countryside setting.Since its inception, the Meadow Market only continues to grow, attracting local, regional and international vendors. With attendance over 15,000 over the 3-day event in 2016, merchants promise to appeal to every discriminating palate. Friday afternoon and mid-day Saturday are ideal times for the consummate shopper. Meadow Market overlooks the main arena, so you can watch up to the minute competition while you continue shopping! For more information, please contact Reney Stanley directly at 540-247-8605, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit our website at www. greatmeadowinternational.com, regarding up to the minute event information.
FOOD + WINE Wine Down Wednesdays Where: Keswick Vineyards When: June 21st, July 19th, August 16th – 5:30 – 8 pm
Come "wine down" with some great music, food, and, of course, wine, on select Wednesday nights at Keswick Vineyards from 5:30pm - 8pm. June 21 – Music: Jon Spear Band / Food: Spice Sea Gourmet July 19 – Music: Erin & the Wildfire / Food: Spice Sea Gourmet August 16 – Music: Jason Burke / Food: Spice Sea
Single and season tickets for the 2017 Heritage Theatre Festival season are available at the UVA Arts Box Office (located in the lobby of the Drama Building), online at www.heritagetheatrefestival.org or by phone at 434-924-3376. Parking for Heritage Theatre Festival performances is available at the Culbreth Road Parking Garage, conveniently located alongside the theaters.
No entry fee, just grab your picnic blankets, chairs, and friends and come have a great time! All ages welcome. Pet-friendly. Rain or shine.
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The Hugh Motley Equestrian of sports, his contributions to the the Keswick and community, friendship with at Little the horsemanship and This who shows he equestrian was with the Master of Hounds at the Keswick Hunt Club for five years and was aHis program. They exemplify the highest standards ofThe horsemanship. Award isKeswick annuallySchool. awarded to ayear, student school Little Keswick School’s highest equestrian award. student who School recognized the outstanding outstanding enthusiasm and member of both the Keswick Club and Hunt Club. Little commitment for horses is displayed through the dedication and practice associated who exemplifies the highest standards of receives this award has demonstrated aFarmington passion and commitment to Keswick the LKS equestrian award in memory of Hugh commitment to the LKS Riding Program. School the memory of Hugh Motley’s passion and for dedication to equestrian withhonors a high level of riding. His curiosity and respect the horses is illustrated horsemanship and who shows equestrian program. They exemplify the highest standards of horsemanship. His Motley. The Hugh Motley Equestrian This year’s recipient was a student named sports, hiswillingness contributions the on Keswick community, and his withand the by by his take increased responsibilities in the stable outstanding enthusiasm and commitment for horses to is to displayed through the dedication andfriendship practice associated Award is annually awarded to a student Noah, who is pictured here with Sheila school with level Little Keswick equestrian The student who developing theof capacity to curiosity trusthighest andand communicate with horses by building commitment to the LKS Riding Program. with a high riding. School’s His respect foraward. the horses is illustrated who exemplifies the highest standards of Motley. His smile says it all! receives this award has demonstrated passion and commitment to the relationships. Finally, theon recipient ofa this award shares for This year’s recipient was a student named by his willingness to take increased responsibilities inhis theenthusiasm stable andLKS bythe horsemanship and who shows equestrian program. They to exemplify thecommunicate highest standards ofhorses horsemanship. His in LKS equestrian program bytrust mentoring and encouraging students to excel Noah, who is pictured here with Sheila developing the capacity and withother by building outstanding enthusiasm and its own transformation, a major step forward Little Keswick also celebrating commitment horsesthe is displayed the dedication andenthusiasm practice associated riding. for Motley. His smileSchool says itisall! relationships. Finally, recipientthrough of this award shares his for the commitment to the LKS Riding Program. in the life of the School, as it has now become an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit withequestrian a high level of riding. curiosity and respect forother the horses is illustrated LKS program by His mentoring and encouraging students to excel in This year’s recipient was a student named school, allowing it to raise funds for Fund and to establish an endowment by For his willingness to takeon on the increased the stable and by Little Keswick School is also celebratingan itsAnnual own transformation, a major step forward riding. more information School,responsibilities or to schedule in a visit, please contact Noah, who is pictured here with Sheila to support the future of the School for generations to come. Gifts to Keswick developing the capacity to trust and communicate with horses by building in the life of the School, as it has now become an independent 501 (c) 3Little non-profit Marc Columbus, Headmaster, at 434-295-0457 Motley. His smile says it all! School support student scholarships, faculty development and maintenance of the relationships. Finally, the recipient of this award shares his enthusiasm for the school, allowing it to raise funds for an Annual Fund and to establish an endowment For more information on the School, or to schedule a visit, please contact serene and beautiful campus in the heart of Keswick. LKS equestrian program by mentoring and encouraging other students to excel in to support the future of the School for generations to come. Gifts to Little Keswick Marc Columbus, Headmaster, at 434-295-0457 Little is also celebratingfaculty its owndevelopment transformation, major step forward riding. SchoolKeswick supportSchool student scholarships, andamaintenance of the TOTAL SOLITUDE ON 385 ACRES IN FREE UNION EQUESTRIAN ESTATE ON 144 ACRES IN SOMERSET in the life of the School, as it has now become an independent 501 (c) 3 non-profit serene and beautiful campus in the heart of Keswick. school, allowing it to raise funds for an Annual Fund and to establish an endowment For more information on the School, or to schedule a visit, please contact to support the future of the School for generations to come. Gifts to Little Keswick Marc Columbus, Headmaster, at 434-295-0457 School support student scholarships, faculty development and maintenance of the serene and beautiful campus in the heart of Keswick.
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Summers officially here We hope you’re in the midst of enjoying the first month of summer, now that we’ve put a pesky and sometimes rainy spring firmly in the rearview mirror. Summers officially here and time to crank up the grill, gather our friends, and spend the whole day outside. And though hamburgers will always have a special place in our grilling-obsessed hearts, we’re declaring this summer the perfect time for hot dog parties. pictured at left: :Chefs Kinsey Marable and Hugh Wiley ready to cook summer creations
In 1987, the city of Frankfurt cele- The year 1893 was an important brated the 500th birthday of the hot date in hot dog history. dog in that city. In Chicago that year, the Colombian Exposi-
1 lb. hot dog 8 brioche hot dog buns
It's said that the frankfurter was developed there in 1487, five years before Christopher Columbus set sail for the new world. The people of Vienna (Wien), Austria, point to the term "wiener" to prove their claim as the birthplace of the hot dog. As it turns out, it is likely that the North American hot dog comes from a widespread common European sausage brought here by butchers of several nationalities. Also in doubt is who first served the dachshund sausage with a roll. One report says a German immigrant sold them, along with milk rolls and sauerkraut, from a push cart in New York City's Bowery during the 1860's. In 1871, Charles Feltman, a German baker opened up the first Coney Island hot dog stand selling 3,684 dachshund sausages in a milk roll during his first year in business.
Turkey Chili: 1 cup red onion 1 teaspoon minced garlic 1 1/4 pounds ground turkey Split each hot dog lengthwise, and arrange split-side up in shallow pan. Lightly butter inside of bun and heat in pan. Arrange hot dogs in buns, spoon chili and celery relish over top. Enjoy summer!
tion brought hordes of visitors who consumed large quantities of sausages sold by vendors. People liked this food that was easy to eat, convenient and inexpensive. Hot dog historian Bruce Kraig, Ph.D., retired professor emeritus at Roosevelt University, says the Germans always ate the dachshund sausages with bread. Since the sausage culture is German, it is likely that Germans introduced the practice of eating the dachshund sausages, which we today know as the hot dog, nestled in a bun.
Standard fare at horse shows. Also in 1904, hot dogs became the standard fare at the Keswick Horse Show. This tradition is believed to have been started by Keswickians, and others, who had a love for a good weiner.
JUNE 2017 APRIL 2015
Grace Church Farm Tour PHOTO JOURNAL BY GEORGE PAYNE
June 10th was a perfect day for the 8th Annual Grace Church Historic Farm Tour. The Church Grounds were transformed with a wonderful 4-H show, terrific vendors, food vendors and the Grace Grill as well as an exciting new Children's English Country Fair. Josh Rector did a marvelous demonstration at Old Keswick where the Thoroughbred Retirement Association showed adoptable horses and the Virginia Wildlife Association showed rescued animals. At Linden Lane, there were wonderful antique cars and a dressage demonstration. Montanova Stables hosted demonstrations by their young riders and Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary showed some of their animals. Antiques at Castalia was a huge hit with dealers from near and far! A beautiful drive through of the vistas of Ben Coolyn and a visit to the Keswick Hunt Club to see the foxhounds followed by jumping and sidesaddle demonstrations topped of the day! This year's Country Fair 4-H Show was a spectacular success. We had 4-H members and their families from multiple Ablemarle County Clubs and from Fluvanna and Orange County. Now a "fan favorite", the show has grown in size from a few Cover Buds with chickens and rabbits to 9 classes of poultry, 6 classes of rabbits, 7 classes of beef, 2 classes of sheep, 5 classes of dairy goats and 5 classes of meat goats. There were a number of youngsters showing their animals for the very first time and our judges, Dr. Amanda Weakly and Ms. Pam Baker, were phenomenal working with the kids. The agriculture community is so special, parents from all the Clubs waited until the show was complete and then chipped in to help tear down the pens and panels and load up the bales of straw. A very special day indeed. The Grace Country Fair would have not been complete without "Little Man Chocolate", Jeanne McCusker's miniature horse. What a sweetheart and so wonderful with all the kids attending the event. Word has it he was able to enjoy peppermints and an ice cream cone. Special thanks to Jeanne!
The 2017 Grace Church Farm Tour: Top Row, left to right: Lisa Ray and friend with Don Cady, next Arnold Johnson, then Lynn & Jeb Baker and finally Dot Proffit. Second Row: Wills Nash enjoys the inflatable, then LeAnne & Tom Brubaker and last, Jane Remington. Third Row: Larry Tharpe and Colin Dougherty, and Connie Laundenschlager then Peggy Augustus on the carriage driven by Josh Rector.
KESWICK SCENE Weddings
Jamie Pollard Grigg and Matthew Parker Manning Jamie Pollard Grigg and Matthew Parker Manning were married on April 8,2017 at Keswick Hall and Golf Club. The Reverend Alvin Horton from First United Methodist Church officiated.Jamie is the daughter of Jim and Bentley Grigg of Keswick.Matt’s parents Lynn and John Manning hosted the rehearsal dinner at The Old Met on the downtown mall the evening before. Following an outside ceremony in the garden guests were escorted upstairs to a poolside cocktail reception followed by dinner and dancing.The wedding was a true family affair that embraced the many talents of her family. Her mother, Bentley Grigg planned and coordinated the entire evening, her aunt Jeanne Cusick provided hair and makeup for the bride and entire wedding party, and her aunt, Mo Hancher, designed the bride’s bouquet and entire wedding party’s flowers. Jamie and Matt met in Washington DC in 2011 while Jamie was working at a public relations firm and Matt was working on Capital Hill for Senator Amy Klobucher. Jamie is creator and founder of Exposed Brick DC. After several years of dating Matt proposed to Jamie on the Speaker’s Balcony over looking the National Mall. Matt is a recent graduate of Yale School of Management and the couple reside in Washington DC and they will continue to pursue careers in advertising and international development.
pictured above: .Jim Grigg, Jamie, Bentley Grigg and brother of the bride Zac Grigg
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pictured above: .John and Lynn Manning, Matt and Jamie, Jim and Bentley Grigg
pictured above: The Bridal Party
11 pictured above: .The bridal party
Jamie and Matt wanted to share their love for the classics with their guests and had Sandy McAdams from Daedalus used bookshop collect the books for them to sign and thank everyone for coming. It was a big hit!
ONLY IN KESWICK Money Is Everything BY TONY VANDERWARKER
One area where Martians and Venusians
fall apart is money. While a guy might understand that he should pick his shoes up off the floor (but never does unless prompted), he’ll never get why women buy things because they’re “cute”. A man would never buy a cute hammer or a cute battery charger, but set a woman loose in a department store and she’ll come back with all kinds of cute stuff. I’m talking cute purses, cute shoes, cute youname-it, she’ll buy it. Even when there’s a hole in the financial bucket, she’ll come back with a load of cute. When things get tight, guy’s wallets freeze up. I don’t care if there’s a new kind of ergonomic loppers with a revolutionary ratchet mechanism that promises to cut branches two inches thick, a Martian might pick it up and take a couple chops with it, but he will never buy it. Because his wallet is locked and he’s thrown away the key. He might note it as a future purchase and when things loosen up, go back and buy it months later. Women, on the other hand, show no such restraint. For them, right behind “cute” in the “got to have it” category comes stuff that’s on sale. Marshall’s and TJ Maxx have made billions because they know Venusians can’t resist items that are marked down. One retail slogan used to say, “If you spend more, you save more.”
“I got it at Marshall’s,” she says, holding up her thirty-fifth white blouse. “Look, it was only $13.99.” “But don’t you have a load of white blouses?” “Are you kidding me? It was marked down from $39.99—that’s a twenty-six dollar savings! Isn’t it the cutest?” See, women like to shop. Guys hate it. Ever seen the look on a Martian’s face when he’s perched on a settee in some woman’s store waiting for the wife? That’s the purest kind of pain etched on his mug. Because guys don’t shop. Instead, they set out to buy something they need. Fertilizer, a lug wrench, WD40 or AAA batteries—and that’s all they come back with. They don’t come back with a huge bag and proceed to unload twelve items, excitedly saying, “Look what I got!”
idea she’s looking for something specific—but she’s not. She’s just shopping. Then comes the clothes section, then underwear, then this and then that. And to top it off, there’s a whole bunch of aisles in the back with shelves full of random items. Crockery, trays, glassware, curtains, ice buckets—this is no man’s land. No guy in his right mind would get caught dead in here. It’s browsing on steroids and women thrive on it. “Who know what great things you can find in here?” the wife asks. “Who cares?” the husband says, “I’m going out to sit in the car and listen to the game.” And when she finally exits, she jumps in the car and pulls something that looks like an object from the world of Jules Verne out of the bag and exclaims, “Isn’t this amazing?”
In the guy’s bag is one lug wrench and that’s it. Because shopping is not in their genes. Guys would never think of wandering through a store perusing items. They go straight to the tool section and select the lug wrench, total time elapsed from entering the store to checking out, maybe four minutes.
“What is it?” the hubby asks.
On the other hand, if a Venusian sets foot in say, Marshall’s, she’ll wander down the shoe displays for twenty minutes, picking up and examining various flats, sneakers, sandals. Now you may get the
“What?” “It was only $17.99.”
“Oh, I don’t know but I can use it for all kinds of things. I can arrange flowers in it, I can use it to hold hors d’oeuvres, put a bunch of pussywillows in it—there’s a world of things I can do with it. And you know the best part?”
some gloppy-looking, green china thing that he had no definite use for. Not in a million years. And when the wife asks, “Don’t you think it’s wonderful?” He’s forced to swallow his pride and say something like, “I’m glad you’re happy with it.” All the while thinking, “There’s a total waste of eighteen bucks for something that’s going to sit in that closet with all the other useless crap she’s bought over the years.” Once in a while I’ll slip up and go shopping with her. The experience never fails to emphatically remind me how much I hate it. While she’s zipping around the racks checking things out, I’m standing in a trance right in the middle of an aisle wondering what the hell am I doing in here. “Go check out the mens’ sections,” she says as she speeds by with an armful of clothes, obviously heading to the dressing room. I’m looking at my watch while I’m wondering, “Why don’t they put bars in department stores?” Give me a beer and a big screen TV and I might just get to enjoy shopping. Then again...
This is where you see the chasm gaping open. A guy would never ever buy
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Last winter I read a fascinating book by
Sir David R. Hawkins, M.D., and Ph.D. The book Power vs. Force is an endeavor to calibrate human consciousness. As a renowned doctor, psychiatrist and consciousness researcher few are more qualified to make such an attempt. Using applied kinesiology, Dr. Hawkins tested thousands of people on a myriad of subjects to map human thought. Dr. Hawkins is not without his dissenters. He used Applied Kinesiology to test the participants in his study and based his research on those findings. It is not surprising that the most objections to his work come from those who view AK as a pseudo-science. Conventional medicine has little to say good about it- not much better than random choice according to the American Cancer Society. I don't happen to fall into the dissenting category. I am also not a scientist, quite the contrary when it comes to woo-woo count me in. I believe we are energy beings. Using vibration to heal seems more efficient and makes complete sense to me, but I’m out there. My interest in kinesiology peaked after reading Power vs. Force. Several practitioners from chiropractors and kinesiologists to doctors of Chinese medicine have used it on me in the past, and the results verified in that my symptoms have gone away or lessened. I am enough of a skep-
BY MARY MORONY tic that I am not inclined to believe my own results I might well have healed because that it what the body does. It is impossible for me to discount the placebo effect and because of that kind of thinking animals are excellent subjects for me to prove the efficacy of esoteric modalities. With a few inquiries, I discovered a teacher of kinesiology right here in Ruckersville. I signed up for the class that minute. I left the course with a rudimentary knowledge of how to apply kinesiology and also reconnected with Stacey Donnelly. Stacey has been studying this practice with the intention of creating a course for horses. With a well-deserved reputation as an expert horsewoman, her barn is filled with animals so polite you could invite them to tea. She asked me if I would like to help her test her critters (I am the muscle. Who could resist that?) so that she would be ready in the fall to teach her course in Applied Kinesiology for equine folk. In no way am I attempting convince you of the veracity of AK. As far as alternative therapies are concerned laser treatments are off the scale for some people, and I view it as mainstream. As I said, I'm pretty far out on the whacky spectrum, but nonetheless, I feel compelled to share my story.
My dog Hagar as some of you might remember over his five years has suffered from multiple health issues with his knees and spine. I thought, after his last knee surgery, he would be healthier. Not so, with the knees taken care of his neurological issues rose to preeminence. After a few laser treatments, it became apparent to me his situation would be an excellent experiment for Stacey's abilities to heal, and it wouldn't hurt him. When asked, she was eager to apply her knowledge and relished the chance to hone her skills.
The fracas just out of eyeshot hastened Hubs and me along the path in time to spy Hagar take down a huge ground hog. The G-hog was every bit of three feet long, some thirty pounds and very determined not to go down without a fight. With blood dripping from his jowls my great big old hound dispatched his prey as if he were a seasoned killing machine. I can't say it was the most pleasant of sights but the evident pride and satisfaction it created in my dog made the entire event heartwarming, not to mention illuminating.
Hagar walked with exaggerated action is his right foreleg like a prancing pony or a trotter. Stiff after inactivity, he appeared to have inflammation between his shoulder blades. The first time she worked on him besides the decrease of inflammation nothing much changed.
No double-blind study is this but in three sessions with Ms. Donnelly, Hagar stepped from his reticent milk toast behavior seemingly content to monitor himself and walked by my side as a powerful fully alive man dog. That is impressive. If I dreamt it up, way to go me, what an imagination! If he came into his own because of the work, Stacey did then WOW! That’s all I gotta say about that. Try it and see for yourself.
A few days after his third treatment Hubs, the two dogs and I took a walk in the woods. A noise unheard by us humans beckoned the dogs. Sophie shot down the path no surprise there. The shock was her brother's reaction. In his five years never had I seen him dig in with his forelegs and power himself off like a Grand Prix jumper. He caught up with his sister in less time than it took him to realize he wasn't in pain. I say that because before then he had been modulating his behavior his whole life because he was in pain.
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offers visitors the opportunity to hear the stories of those enslaved at Montpelier told by their living descendants, and explore how the legacy of slavery impacts today’s conversations about race, identity, and human rights. Visitors will also see Montpelier’s connection to the national story of slavery – and discover the economic, ideological, and political factors that cemented the institution in the newly-created American nation and Constitution.
The exhibition is located in the cellars of the Madison home and in the South Yard, adjacent to the house, where many of would have lived. The Mere Distinction of Colour is the culmination of years of archaeological and historical research, culminating in an emotion, fact-based account of slavery’s influence on, and 8/8/16 3:02 PM Page 1 the contributions of the enslaved to, the founding of our country. The Mere Distinction of Colour is the culmination of years of archaeological and historical research, endeavoring to tell a more complete American story.
James and Dolley Madison’s plantation home, and the South Yard of the property, where the domestic and field slaves lived and worked. Provocative, interactive, and emotional, The Mere Distinction of Colour offers visitors the unique opportunity to hear the stories of those enslaved at Montpelier told by their living descendants, and explore how the legacy of slavery impacts today’s conversations about race, identity, and human rights. Visitors will also see Montpelier’s connection to the national story of slavery – and discover the economic, ideological, and political factors that cemented it in the newly-created American nation and Constitution. Drawing on historic letters and documents, the exhibition utilizes both artwork and artifacts to evoke the experiences of the enslaved. The messy and bipolar power of place is not lost in this emotional exhibition that confronts visitors with a historic site that is simultaneously a place where ideas of Liberty were conceived and, depending on “a mere distinction of colour,” a place where the same ideas were systematically denied.
The exhibition spans the cellars of the
The Addams Family
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shall Brickman and Rick Elice with music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams. will be presented by the Four County Players in Barboursville. July 28 – August 13th. Everyone’s favorite creepy and kooky family is coming to town! When Wednesday Addams, now an 18-year-old, falls in love with a “normal” young man from a respectable family, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he’s never done before: keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything comes to a head on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday’s boyfriend and his parents. Secrets are revealed, relationships are tested, and the Addamses must face the one thing they’ve avoided for so long: change. Join us this summer for an award-winning musical full of love, laughter, and spooky fun! Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken, Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Del-
man, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/ Mary LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals. By Special Arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical. Directed by Noal Bastian,Musical Direction by Erica Umbac kand Choreography by Sarah Herndon Sydnor. Vocal Direction by Thomas Dixon THE ADDAMS FAMILY is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 1180 Avenue of the Americas, Suite 640, New York, NY 10036. (866) 378-9758 www.theatricalrights.com On the Mainstage Show Dates: July 28, 29, 4, 5, 11, 12, 2017 at 8PM; July 30, 6, 13, 2017 at 2:30PM. Tickets for The Addams Family go on sale July 4th, 2017 at 10AM!
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ring Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson’s greatest political foe. The Hamilton Tour Takeover is a 60-minute participatory tour of Monticello that explores the dueling visions of Jefferson and Hamilton.
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In this evening experience, guests will have a chance to share their love of Hamilton: An American Musical with other super fans, grapple with the same ideas that fractured our founding generation and consider the modern-day legacies of the debate between these two founders. Participants will explore the history of the epic cabinet battles of George Washington’s first administration, learn about the scandals both men faced and discov-
er objects connected to lyrics from the hit Broadway musical. “Hamilton has devoted fans even here at Jefferson’s home,” Steve Light, Manager of House Tours, said. “On this new tour, guests can engage with the debates that began with Jefferson and Hamilton and continue to impact America today.” The tour will be offered select Fridays and Saturdays in May and September at 5:30 pm and 5:45 pm. Tickets are $40 per person. Visit Monticello.org/hamiltontour for tickets and more information.
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Motors Recently Openedthe the Restored Restored Durant-Dort Factory One GeneralGeneral Motors Recently Opened Durant-Dort Factory One Invited to the grand opening “ Keswickian “ Duke (DanielDurant DurantMerrick) Merrick) as great-grandson of Billy Durant Invited to the Grand Opening "Keswickian" Duke (Daniel as Great-Grandson of Billy Durant Once home to the Flint Road Cart Co., established in 1886 by William Crapo “Billy” Durant and business partner Josiah Dallas Dort, it includes event space and a modern archive where future generations can learn about the innovators and risk takers who reinvented personal transportation.
pictured above: Duke Merrick, great grandson of Billy Durant
“Factory One sparked the global auto industry and was a catalyst in the formation of General Motors,” said Mark Reuss, GM executive vice president of Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain, who championed the project. “It preserves the stories of the early visionaries who built a brand-new industry in this city, within the very walls of where it happened.”
The restoration preserves a significant aspect of the shared heritage of GM and Flint, while creating a community space to help spur economic development in the city. Further, the facility demonstrates GM’s commitment to honoring its history and relationship with Flint. Factory One is available to the public by appointment, with event space offered for rent for corporate, community, educational events and more. It can accommodate up to 300 people. Factory One’s archive is free to use and contains about 100,000 historical documents, photos and other artifacts related to carriage-building and early automobile manufacturing in the Flint area, as well as GM history. The new research library relocates extensive archives from nearby Kettering University (formerly General Motors Institute). Dr. Gregory M. Miller, Kettering’s director of special collections and archives, will oversee them from his new office at Factory One. The move makes the collection more accessible to the public, and it complements other historical assets at Kettering, the University of Michigan-Flint and Sloan Museum in the nearby College and Cultural Area. Thousands of Durant documents and items donated by his widow include a 1908 letter from a New York law firm suggesting he name his new automotive company General Motors. The archive also includes papers from former GM leaders Harlow Curtice, F. James McDonald and Elliott “Pete” Estes, and innovator Charles Kettering, for whom Kettering University is named.
GM also provides financial support to the Durant-Dort Carriage Company Foundation to operate and maintain the historic office building, a National Historic Landmark, across the street. GM is also working with the Genesee County Historical Society, which occupies the office, to conduct combined tours of the office and Factory One. In addition, in 2015, GM donated $2 million to Kettering to create a powertrain laboratory and the GM Foundation donated $2 million for the Kettering University GM Mobility Research Center, which includes a 3.25-acre test pad and outdoor lab space to test and develop driverless car systems.
pictured above: GM purchased the building that Billy Durant and Dallas Dort started bldg horses carriages and then cars. GM spent over $50 million on the restoration.
The history of Durant-Dort Factory One Located on the Flint River near downtown Flint — in the aptly named Carriage Town neighborhood — parts of the factory date to 1880, when it was built by the Flint Woolen Mills company as a short-lived venture into cotton textiles. In 1886, Durant and Dort leased the then-empty facility to build horse-drawn carriages. The company would become known as the Durant-Dort Carriage Company and one of the world’s largest carriage makers. Eventually, Durant would take control of another company – Buick Motor Co. – and leverage his Durant-Dort resources to grow the young automaker into one of the most successful car companies in the country. Durant used Buick’s success to build General Motors in 1908 and turned to his friends from Flint’s carriage industry to form Chevrolet in 1911. Carriage sales eroded with the rise of the automobile and the Durant-Dort Carriage Factory ceased production in 1917. Dort then formed the Dort Motor Company, which closed in 1924. In the more-than 130 years since Durant and Dort set up shop at Factory One, it housed countless other businesses and was renovated in the 1980s before falling into disrepair. Kirbitz, a GM engineer, automotive historian and Flint native, has been involved in the project since 2012, when GM — and Reuss — first became interested in the building.
Rare, vintage carriages and automobiles with Flint roots also were displayed at the grand opening of the facility, which includes provisions to host classic auto clubs and events such as the city’s annual Back to the Bricks, which brings visitors from around the world to Flint each August.
GM purchased it in 2013 and stabilized it with new, period-accurate windows and doors, as well as a new roofing system, with the goal of preserving and showcasing the original architecture. Contractors replaced 17,000 bricks color-matched to the original, as well as 20 percent of the mortar on the building. The foundation, damaged by flooding and grade changes over time, was repaired and waterproofed.
“Factory One is part of the very fabric of Flint, and its reopening is as much about the future as it is the past,” said Kevin Kirbitz, Factory One operations manager. “It is a tremendous community asset and academic resource that will educate and inspire generations to come.”
The last phases of the restoration included all-new heating/cooling, electrical, plumbing, state-of-the-art fire-suppression equipment and additional interior renovations.
Despite numerous interior renovations over the years, many of vintage architectural elements such as the wooden beams, brick work and more were preserved and restored.
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School is Out – Summer is Heating Up I love to read about faraway places either when prepar-
ing to travel or while I am away on vacation. It stimulates my curiosity and whets my appetite for adventure. Summer is the perfect time to explore and investigate new realms through reading. On Run Tatin combines two of my favorite things, exploring foreign culture and cooking. One of my favorite cookbooks is the French Farmhouse Cookbook so when I found myself with the author’s memoir on my hands I was thrilled. Susan Hermann Loomis moved to France in 1994 with her husband, Michael, and her child, Joe. She and Michael had already fallen in love with France but finally they found themselves owning a rundown convent in Normandy. It was a leap of faith to buy this property and they began lovingly restoring it themselves. It was quite the undertaking and it was fascinating to read about the gradual transformation, which brings the building back to life. You are able to get a real sense of the village life of Louviers as Susan paints a portrait of the sights, sounds and characters surrounding her. The best part of this book, in my opinion, are the recipes placed at the end of the chapters. From Wild Boar to goat cheese stuffed apples, every recipe is sure to tempt you and transport you to a village in France. Keeping to a French theme I’ll See you in Paris, by Michelle Gable, has a slight connection to that country, although most of the real action takes place in the United Kingdom. Loosely based around the life of Gladys Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, this novel takes the reader from the United States, to England then
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finally to Paris. There are overlapping stories told in this novel. Annie accompanies her mother to Banbury Village in Oxfordshire, England where she seeks to unravel her mother’s past and the mystery of the book she found in her mother’s belongings back in Middletown Virginia. The second story follows Pru as she seeks to escape her sorrow and becomes a companion to a crazy old woman, Mrs Spencer, living alone with her spaniels in a tumbling down house in Banbury. The third tale recounts the fantastic life of Gladys Spencer-Churchill, Duchess of Marborough, who took the world by storm in the 1990s. After reading this novel, I will definitely be reading more about this fascinating woman. In The Moonlit Garden, A violin takes center stage. Corina Bowman, the author, also employs different stories across time to pull her readers into the world of antiques and instruments. A special violin affects a young musician named Rose in Sumatra and then pulls at a young widow named Lilly in Berlin. Lilly, an antiques dealer travels to London and then Indonesia in her quest to learn more about this remarkable instrument. Loss, Love and music tie these stories together in a beautiful sweeping novel that traverses the globe. I hope you enjoy these small forays into other lands! Happy Reading!
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Medicaid cuts may force retiress out of nursing homes. Alice Jacobs, 90, once owned a factory and horses. She has raised four children and buried two husbands. But years in an assisted living center drained her savings, and now she relies on Medicaid to pay for her care at Dogwood Village, a nonprofit, county-owned nursing home here. “You think you’ve got enough money to last all your life, and here I am,” Ms. Jacobs said. Medicaid pays for most of the 1.4 million people in nursing homes, like Ms. Jacobs. It covers 20 percent of all Americans and 40 percent of poor adults.
Dogwood Village purchases Lerner House. The Lerner House, across the street from the Orange Village Shopping Center on Madison Road, was recently purchased by Dogwood Village to make room for the future expansion of its facility. Dogwood Village Health and Rehab Center says with only 153 beds, it wants to give its residents more options Dogwood purchased the Lerner home and its eight acres for $787,500. The home was built in 1929, but has sat vacant for around 20 years. Dogwood Health and Rehab Center says in order to give people more options, like single rooms, it wants to turn the eight acres the house stands on into a neighborhood of sorts.”There would be homes that would have 12 to 14 private rooms, sitting, entertainment area, their own kitchen, their own dining area, more of a family atmosphere,” Thomas Czelusta, chairman of the Dogwood Health Center Commission.” Black Dog Architectural Salvage were on site to remove any salvageable pieces of the pre-1930 structure. Dogwood says it salvaged what they could from the home like cabinets, doors and pillars. It also plans to sell the box wood bushes on the property to help fund the project. The Lerner Home will be taken down completely this fall, so construction can get started.
Last week, Senate Republicans joined their House colleagues in proposing steep cuts to Medicaid, part of the effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Conservatives hope to roll back what they see as an expanding and costly entitlement. But little has been said about what would happen to older Americans in nursing homes if the cuts took effect.Under federal law, state Medicaid programs are required to cover nursing home care. But state officials decide how much to pay facilities, and states under budgetary pressure could decrease the amount they are willing to pay or restrict eligibility for coverage. “The states are going to make it harder to qualify medically for needing nursing home care,” predicted Toby S. Edelman, a senior policy attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy. “They’d have to be more disabled before they qualify for Medicaid assistance.” States might allow nursing homes to require residents’ families to pay for a portion of their care, she added. Officials could also limit the types of services and days of nursing home care they pay for, as Medicare already does. The 150 residents of Dogwood Village include former teachers, farmers, doctors, lawyers, stay-at-home parents and health aides — a cross section of this rural county a half-hour northeast of Charlottesville. Many entered old age solidly middle class but turned to Medicaid, which was once thought of as a government program exclusively for the poor, after exhausting their insurance and assets. A combination of longer life spans and spiraling health care costs has left an estimated 64 percent of the Americans in nursing homes dependent on Medicaid. In Alaska, Mississippi and West Virginia, Medicaid was the primary payer for three-quarters or more of nursing home residents in 2015, according to the Kaiser Family Foundation. “People are simply outliving their relatives and their resources, and fortunately, Medicaid has been there,” said Mark Parkinson, the president of the American Health Care Association, a national nursing home industry group.With more than 70 million people enrolled in Medicaid, the program certainly faces longterm financial challenges. Federal Medicaid spending is projected to grow 6 percent a year on average, rising to $650 billion in 2027 from $389 billion this year, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
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Even if Congress does not repeal the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid will remain a target for cuts, experts say.
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“The Medicaid pieces of the House bill could be incorporated into other pieces of legislation that are moving this year,” said Edwin Park, a vice president at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a Washington nonprofit that focuses on how government budgets affect low-income people. “Certainly, nursing homes would be part of those cuts, not only in reimbursement rates but in reductions in eligibility for nursing home care.” University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan recently announced the appointment of Peter M. Grantadults, II, a twoWhile most Medicaid enrollees are children, pregnant women and nonelderly timefor University of Virginia graduate and long-term services such as nursing homes account 42 percent of all Medicaid stalwart supporter of the University, to spending — even though only 6 percent of Medicaid enrollees use them. chair UVA’s next capital campaign.The Ms. Jacobs in her room at Dogwood Village. Her fellow residents include former campaign will be the most teachers, farmers, doctors, lawyers and health aides. Credit Khue Bui forambitious The Newand comprehensive in University history, York Times generating resources to help sustain achieve strategic goals, and “Moms and kids aren’t where the money is,” saidexcellence, Damon Terzaghi, a senior director further elevate the role of UVA as a at the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities, a group preeminent national and global representing state agencies that manage programs for these populations or advocate institution of higher education. on their behalf. “If you’re going to cut that much money out, it’s going to be coming from older people and people with disabilities.” “We are profoundly grateful that Peter Grant has agreed to serve as chair of the
campaign,” Sullivan said. “This campaign will help UVA support and sustain its The House healthof care bill targets nursing coverage requiring tradition excellence as it enters home its third century,directly and weby are fortunateevery to have state to count home equity above $560,000 in determining Medicaid eligibility. That in such a distinguished, experienced and dedicated leader to galvanize our efforts would make eligibility rules tougher in 10 states — mostly ones with expensive real planning and executing the campaign.” estate markets, including California, Massachusetts and New York — as well as in the District Columbia,County according to an analysis Center partner for Budget and Policy Anof Albemarle resident, Grant isbya the founding of Anchormarck Holdings LLC, a Charlottesville private equity firm. He also is director and former Priorities. chairman of Global Impact, a humanitarian support organization that provides comprehensive philanthropic servicesoperating for an alliance of more Dogwood Village receives about half and of itsorganizational $13 million annual costs from than 100 international charities.“The opportunity towho be involved in anursing volunteer Medicaid, with rates from $168 to $170 a day. Some residents come to the leadership capacity in ainitially campaign that should have a tremendous impact on the home after a hospital stay are covered by Medicare, but if they stay longer of the University Virginia its third century is truly humbling,” Grant than 100future days, that benefit ends,ofand those for without savings move to Medicaid. “You said. “I am excited and energized by the challenge and the opportunity ahead.” have patients who have spent their life savings, and they come here,” said Kristen Smith, the admissions coordinator. Ms. Smith said patients now are older and sicker chair, Grant will play the key organizational and leadership role in building and than theyAsused to be, frequently arriving directly from a hospital.“It used to be hips maintaining momentum during the capital campaign. The chair directs overall efforts and knee” surgeries, she said. “And now a lot of those patients are going home. What in support of the Third Century Campaign, represents the University publicly, and we’re seeing is more complex, sicker patients.” plays an active role in strengthening relationships that could yield both inaugural With cinder-block walls brightened by pictures of horses that evoke this equestrian and transformative gifts.“Peter Grant has contributed in countless ways to the 22. 22. county, the nursing offers bingo other activities. University ofhome Virginia. Hecrafts, embodies theand spirit of giving back,” said John A. Griffin, chair of the Board of Visitors Advancement Committee. “We are grateful both for Mary Ann is 85, the and average of Dogwood Village An his Mohrmann previous engagements for hisage willingness to embrace thisresidents. role at a critically elementary schoolteacher for 25 years, she has Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, a important juncture in UVA’s history.” neurological disorder that has weakened her legs, feet and thumbs and compromised her fine motor skills. Mary Ann Mohrmann, 85,in was an elementary school teacher for Grant earned his bachelor of arts degree government in 1978, and returned for an 25 years.MBA She now neurological thatinweakens her legs, feet andcareer thumbs fromhas theaDarden Schooldisorder of Business 1986. During his 30-year since, and limits her has fineexcelled motor skills. Grant in areas including investment banking, private equity and venture investing. He also has continued to give back to the University, both in philanthropic gifts and in volunteer service. Two of her children have it, too, she said. None of them can take care of her at home. “I’ve been here years,” she said. “I don’t know how many.”Medicaid helps pay for He and with his wife, Colleen, have contributed in multiple Grounds. Areas care for people disabilities, like Nancy Huffstickler, 65,ways whoacross has been here for benefitting from the Grants’ generosity have included the Jefferson Scholars four years and regards herself as “a medical disaster.” Foundation, the College of Arts & Sciences, Darden, the Health System, UVA Athletics and recently spinal completed Rotunda restoration project. Grant currently serves She listed herthe ailments: cancer in remission, restless legPeter syndrome, high blood on multiple boards, including the Bicentennial Commission, Darden Foundation pressure and multiple ulcers. She has had spinal reconstructive surgery and a hip Board and College Foundation Board, and is a member of the Jefferson Scholars replacement. She is undergoing physical therapy with the hope that one day she will Foundation Board of Directors. be able to leave her wheelchair and use a walker.Ms. Huffstickler is fearful of Republicans’ health care changes. “It may save the federal government money, but His previous volunteer contributions have included service to the Alumni Association what about us?” asked. Council of Foundations, Jefferson Trust and others. Colleen Board ofshe Managers, Grant serves on the UVA Cancer Center Board, and their daughter, Jennings, is Major Medicaid would compel Dogwood currently cuts a trustee of the Jefferson Trust. Village to cut staff, supplies and amenities — changes that would affect the quality of care for all residents, not just those on “Chairing Medicaid.If does not save enough money,isthe homevolunteer might have thethat Third Century Capital Campaign thenursing most critical effort to reduce number of Medicaid residents, said Vernon Baker, resigned as are to the ensure the University achieves its ambitions for the thirdwho century, and we administrator in April. “It’s not like toilet paper paperwillingness towels are like the Ritzextraordinarily grateful andour appreciative oforPeter’s to serve in this Carlton’s,” he said.said Frank M. “Rusty” Conner III, the incoming rector. “I have known capacity,” Peter since our undergraduate days and there is not a better or more dedicated person to this effort.” Some residents dolead not even know they are on government insurance; administrators often complete the paperwork to start Medicaid once other insurance expires. Others The campaign quietare phase begins this with a public projected in 2019.Vice are embarrassed that they dependent onfall, a program that launch still carries stigma. President for Advancement Mark Luellen said he looks forward to continuing to worknot closely whom he described as onedirector of the University’s unsung heroes They should be, with said Grant, Jennifer Harper, the assistant of nursing. Relying and most dedicated supporters. on Medicaid for nursing home care has become the new normal.“These folks have worked their whole lives, some with pretty strenuous jobs, and paid into the system,” she said. But with changes looming, she said, “it may be a system that fails them.”
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sitioned this life on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. He was born on March 9, 1953, in Gordonsville, Va., to Lindbergh Johnson and Geraldine Johnson. He attended Albemarle High School and was a member of Zion Hill Baptist Church. A Memorial Service was held on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, Cismont, Va.
Alexander Laughlin Robinson Jr., son of Alexander
Laughlin Robinson and Martha Brooks Robinson, died peacefully at his home in Millbrook, New York on May 20, 2017. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Lenher Robinson; son, Christopher Lenher Robinson; and brother, Thomas Shields Robinson. He is survived by daughter, R?n?, her husband, Dan, andgranddaughters, Martha, Charlotte, and Sybil; son, Alexander, his wife, Alison, and grandchildren, Lauren and Lachlan; brother, Frank Brooks Robinson and his family, and Norfolk Terrier Storm. Mike was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 28, 1929. He attended Sewickley Academy, St. Paul's School, and Yale University. At
Yale, Mike skated defense in the finals of the Frozen Four NCAA Championships. A Korean War Navy Veteran, Mike served on the Lake Champlain aircraft carrier before returning to Pittsburgh to work at National Electric Product. In 1959, Mike moved to New York to work on Wall Street in capital markets prior to making his mark in the emerging No-Load mutual fund arena. Avid outdoorsman and conservationist, Mike was an enthusiastic hunter, angler, equestrian, golfer, dog handler, and friend. Drawn to further adventure in 1986, Mike and Ann moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to build Still Pond Farm where Ann bred Thoroughbred hunter jumpers, Mike launched KOR Investment Advisors, and together created a nationally recognized Naturalist garden. A devoted husband and partner, Mike's dedication to Ann's care and wellbeing was extraordinary and admired by all. Known for his charm across all ages, his character, his poetry, and his rhythm on the dance floor, Beady will be missed. A memorial service will be held in New York City on Saturday, September 9, 2017.
Johanna Posillico Grossmann, 95, of Charlottesville,
passed away on Wednesday, June 7, 2017, at Martha Jefferson Hospital. She was born April 12, 1922, in Farmingdale, New York. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dominick and Anna; six siblings; and her husbands, Charles Grossmann and Warren Judge. She is survived by her sister, Ange Adamo of Farmingdale, New York; her children, Christine Barnicle of Charlottesville, and Charles Grossmann and wife, Susan, of Keswick; and a step-granddaughter, Shelby Race; and numerous nieces and nephews. Johanna was one of the founders of Valley Office Machines, a member of Farmington Country Club and an avid golfer.A graveside service was held at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2017, at Monticello Memory Gardens. Her family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made to a charity of choice.
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