KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - May 2017
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Justin H. Wiley
Peter A. Wiley
434.422.2090 email@example.com 503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 6 • Charlottesville, VA 22903
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MLS#558491 • $1,250,000 SCOTTSVILLE FARM – A beautiful, medium-sized horse farm or retreat 14 miles from town. The turn-of-the-century farmhouse is well-sited in the center of 77 acres of fenced pasture and fields, with a beautiful stable, large pond and trails. The farm offers privacy and views and is adjacent to over 1500 acres of protected farmland. A 6-stall center aisle barn with power, hot and cold water, bathroom, tack room, wash stall and shavings storage is positioned near the large outdoor ring.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
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MLS#556528 • $1,950,000 AERIE FARM – Located in the Somerset area of Orange, just 2.5 miles from Gordonsville and 22 miles from Charlottesville. The 1850 manor house has numerous improvements completed by the present owners. Also in the main house are four bedrooms, dining room, breakfast room, study, original living room, library and two galleries. The 170 acre estate is further enhanced by a four bedroom guest house, three stall stable, two new garage/ workshops, studio, swimming pool, formal gardens, and a fenced cutting/vegetable garden. Spectacular setting, trees and views.
MLS# 561402 • $495,000
BLUE RUN ROAD – This 47 +/- acre property, located in the Somerset area of Orange County has unparalleled Blue Ridge views and complete privacy. The custom built 3 bedroom 2 bath timber frame home features a large family room / kitchen combination with a vaulted ceiling. The house is powered by solar and has a propane furnace. Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
MLS# 550846 • $929,500
GRACELAND – A venerable 265-acre tract of farmland superbly located in the Green Springs Historic District with 3,500 feet of road frontage and bordered along the South Anna River. The open and rolling land has a dense wooded buffer surrounding each large field and along the perimeter. The property has several large, usable pastures to the south, and rises to the north forming a bluff above the South Anna River. Many potential building sites and ideal for horses.
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
MLS# 551000 • $895,000
854 MILLWOOD LANE – This 63+ acre parcel is ideally located in the Keswick Hunt in an area of fine estates and equestrian properties. The land is ideally suited for a country estate with long road frontage and a bold stream. The property is under conservation easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. There is an existing well on the property. Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
MLS# 560435 • $1,750,000 WYATT MOUNTAIN RETREAT – The right buyer will fall in love at first sight! A timber-frame stucco residence with soaring spaces (30 foot ceilings, exposed timber beams), detailed millwork, and energy-efficient systems. Unparalleled craftsmanship. A magnificent home with dry-laid stone walls, and beautiful gardens all in a completely private setting with 30 mile views down the Blue Ridge. Lovingly designed and built by architect/builder for own use. 30 minutes to Charlottesville.
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
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IN THIS ISSUE MAY 2017
Lifestyles in Keswick and its’ environs
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Grady Bradshaw Coleman born May 25th, 3:11 am, 6 lbs 15 ounces, 19 3/4 inches. Grady’s parents - Robert Grady Bradshaw Colemanand born May 25th, 3:11 am,and and Cristina Coleman grandparents - Will 6Deedi lbs 15 Coleman ounces, 19 3/4 inches. Grady’s parents - Robert and Cristina Coleman and grandparents - Will and Deedi Alice Coleman Mae Henry born May 21st, 1:22 am, 9 pounds 6 ounces 21 inches. Alice's parents - Christopher and Katie Alice Mae born May 21st,and 1:22Paul am,Manning 9 pounds 6 Henry andHenry grandparents -Diane ounces 21 inches. Alice's parents - Christopher and Katie Henry and grandparents -Diane and Paul Manning
“up on the Rollaway roof” to summer! Although it might not (Welcome pictured below) Sandy Rives Spring Painting technically be summer just yet the official start is “up on the Rollaway roof”
June 21 - it's starting to feel like it and Memorial Day weekend marked the official unofficial start to the best time of the year.
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Quilters celebrated their one year anniversary this April, and what a great year it has been. The Quilters celebrated their year The Keswick quilt group was started in 2016 by twoone Glenmore anniversary thisquilters April, and a great year ittohas residents and whowhat recently moved thisbeen. area. The quilt group was started are in 2016 Glenmore Keswick Quilters meetings helpby in two the Parish Hall residents and quilters who recently movedon to the this fourth area. of the Grace Episcopal Church, Keswick Keswick meetings are helpare in so thefortunate Parish Hall MondayQuilters of each month at 9:30.We that ofGrace the Grace Episcopal Church, Keswick on Parish the fourth Episcopal Church has opened their Hall Monday of each month 9:30.We are so fortunate for our meetings. With at such a wonderful space we that have Grace hastoopened their Parish Hall ambleEpiscopal room forChurch members bring sewing machines, for our meetings. Withall such a wonderful space wesimply have cutting boards, tackle phases of quilting and or amble forthe members bring sewinghand machines, gatherroom around fireplace to do individual work.It cutting boards, tackle all group phases of simply is important for our toquilting includeand anoroutreach gather around fireplace to do individual handyear work.It program forthe our community. In our first we isprovided important for Church our group an outreach Grace withtoa include wall hanging for their program for silent our community. ourfor first we Farm Tour’s auction, bed In quilts the year residents provided Grace Church a wall hanging their of Faith Mission School with and baby blankets forfor Virginia Farm Tour’s silent bed quilts for the is residents BB Project. As weauction, look ahead, the group open to ofsuggestions Faith Mission School and baby blankets forout Virginia for additional community reach Comments BB Project. As we look ahead, the all group open to projects.We would love to welcome area is quilters, no Welcome to your summer! Although might not suggestions for additional community out to reach matter what skill level. We enjoyitthis time learn projects.We would love just toideas welcome areaa quilters, from eachbe other, share have morning technically summer yetand - theall official start isnoof matter what your skill level. We enjoy this time to learn uninterrupted quilting and fellowship.If you have any June 21 - it's starting to feel like it and Memorial from each or other, share and have a morning of questions would likeideas additional information about Day weekend marked the official unofficial start to uninterrupted quilting andcall fellowship.If have any Keswick Quilters, please Lisa Ray atyou 434-973-0333 the time of the410-725-1529. year. questions or would like additional information about orbest Pennie Naylor Keswick Quilters, please call Lisa Ray at 434-973-0333 or Pennie Naylor 410-725-1529.
Welcome Up for Auction Grady Bradshaw Coleman born May 25th, 3:11 7th am, At The Grace Farm Festival on June 6 lbs 15 ounces, 19 3/4 inches. Grady’s parents - Robert at LaFourche and Cristina Coleman and grandparents - Will and Deedi Coleman Alice Mae Henry born May 21st, 1:22 am, 9 pounds 6 ounces 21 inches. Alice's parents - Christopher and Katie Henry and grandparents -Diane and Paul Manning ( pictured below) Presenting the Derby champion to “Standing Ovation” and Maggie Jayne, l-r Maddie (Thatcher, pictured theMason, Derby Katherine championand to owner;Presenting Davis, Sally One Year below) “Standing Ovation” and Maggie Jayne, l-r Maddie Jackson Wheeler Thatcher, owner; Davis,celebrated Sally Mason,their Katherine and The Keswick Quilters one year Jackson Wheeler anniversary this April, and what a great year it has been.
for our meetings. With such a wonderful space we have amble room for members to bring sewing machines, cutting boards, tackle all phases of quilting and or simply gather around the fireplace to do individual hand work.It is important for our group to include an outreach program for our community. In our first year we provided Grace Church with a wall hanging for their Farm Tour’s silent auction, bed quilts for the residents of Faith Mission School and baby blankets for Virginia BB Project.faces As wein look ahead, the group is open to Keswick other places suggestions for additional community ( pictured below) Sandy Rives Spring Painting out reach projects.We would love to welcome all area quilters, no “up on the Rollaway roof” matter what your skill level. We enjoy this time to learn from each other, share ideas and have a morning of uninterrupted quilting and fellowship.If you have any questions or would like additional information about Keswick Quilters, please call Lisa Ray at 434-973-0333 or Pennie Naylor 410-725-1529.
On and Off The Market
On the market this month in 22947 is … 843 Campbell Road w Campbell Road “Stanford Hill” built in 1822 with 3 beds, 3 b 55 acres $1.25m. 6182 Turkey Sag Road with 3 beds, 4.5 baths “St. Margarets Farm” with 6500 sf on 73 acres is $145m. 647 849 Club Drive in Keswick Estates with 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 73 Drive with 5 beds, 3.5 baths, 2 golf front acres is $749k. Lot 37 50 Palmer Drive is just listed at $250k. 4410 Foxcroft Farm wi is $1.1m. 2096 Stonemont Farm with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3422 sf beds, 3.5below) baths,Presenting 2184 sf onthe ¾ acres $429k andto4975 Mori (3 pictured Derbyischampion $658k. Now into Glenmore. 1386 Tatterstall Court with 4 b “Standing Ovation” and Maggie Jayne, l-r Maddie Newbridge RoadDavis, with 3Sally beds, 3.5 baths, 3472 sfand in available Thatcher, owner; Mason, Katherine baths and 2702 sf is $540k. 2008 Farringdon Road with 5 b Jackson Wheeler Court with 5 beds, 3.5 baths and 4921 sf is $649k. 1695 Padd $950k. 1239 Thistle Down with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3887 sf baths and 6128 sf is $899.9k.So in a competitive market wha alone we saw 17 reductions last month, but lets check out the Keswick Estates with 5 beds, 5.5 baths, 11373 sf and 2 water 6556 Gordonsville Road “Misty Ridge”, with 3 beds, 2.5 bat $1.295m. 5724 Hackingwood Lane with 3 beds, 3 baths, 2599 Hyde Park Place with 7 beds, 7.5 baths and 8850 sf reduced with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 5 acres reduced from $1.295m to $ sf reduced from $1.299m to $1.195m and 1998 Piper Way wit to $899k.
The quilt group was started in 2016 by two Glenmore residents and quilters who recently moved to this area. Keswick Quilters meetings are help in the Parish Hall of the Grace Episcopal Church, Keswick on the fourth Monday of each month at 9:30.We are so fortunate that Grace Episcopal Church has opened their Parish Hall for our meetings. With such a wonderful space we have amble room for members to bring sewing machines, cutting boards, tackle all phases of quilting and or simply (pictured above) A Cherry Cupbord circa 1800gather around the fireplace toCorner do individual hand work.It 1810, Canted corners , nicely proportioned , good is important for our group to include an outreach cornice molding, marvelous original glass. Likely program for our community. In our first year we made Grace in Virginia. “ tall, 56” hanging wide, 32for “ depth. provided Church92with a wall their Donated by Libby Wilson to the Grace Episcopal Farm Tour’s silent auction, bed quilts for the residents Auction, this cupboard can be seen at Country House of Faith Mission School and baby blankets for Virginia On and Off The Market Antiques , 5447 Goedonsville Road (434-295-0616) BB Project. As we look ahead, the group is open to Up for Auction Open 12-5 for closed Tuesday and Wednesday. suggestions additional community out reach On and Offthis The Market On the market month in 22947 is … 843 Campbell Road with 4 beds, 4 baths, 3384 sf on 10 is $775k. 827 projects.We would love to welcomeacres all area quilters, no At TheRoad Grace Farm Festival oninJune Campbell “Stanford Hill” built 18227th with 3 beds,matter 3 baths, 3293 sf on 99 acres is $1.7m .. or with a mere Also: what your skill level. We enjoy this time to learn On market this6182 month in 22947 … 843 Campbell Road with 4 deco beds, 4 baths, 3384 sf onand 10 acres isLouisa 827 of 55 the acres $1.25m. Turkey Sag is Road with 3 beds, 4.5 baths,3330 sf and 26 share acres isideas $1.425m. 6531 Road, at LaFourche Art Hagenauer bronze polo player from each other, have a$775k. morning Campbell Road Farm” “Stanford with 3 beds, 6479 3 baths, 3293 sf on 99 acres is $1.7m .. or with a mere “St. Margarets withHill” 6500built sf onin731822 acres is $145m. Louisa Road is a 176 acre parcel listed at $1.43m. Sunset Hot quilting Air Balloon over Charlottesville uninterrupted andtrip fellowship.If you have any 55 acres $1.25m. 6182 TurkeyEstates Sag Road with 3 beds, baths,3330 and 26acres acres $1.425m. 6531 Louisa Road, 849 Club Drive in Keswick with 5 beds, 4.54.5 baths, 7383 sf sf and isis$2.75m 644 Club View Jason McLeod Silver, Gold &whilst Diamond Pendant questions or 2.4 would like additional information about Under Contract is 102 Spring Meadow Lane with 4 bed “St. Margarets Farm” 6500 sf on 73 acres 6479 Louisa Road is a 176 acre parcel listed at $1.43m. Drive with 5 beds, 3.5with baths, 2 golf front acres is is $145m. $749k. Lot 37 Club Drive is 2.6 acres just listed at $300k and Lot 2018 Masters Tournament practice round and Keswick Quilters,Golf please call Lisa Ray at 434-973-0333 $229k. 1782 Shelbourn Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 491 849 Club Drive inisKeswick Estates with4410 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 7383 sf and 2.4 is 5300 $2.75m whilst 644 Club View 50 Palmer Drive just listed at $250k. Foxcroft Farmor with 4 beds, 4.5acres baths, sf and 4.6 equestrian acres accommodations Pennie Naylor 410-725-1529. baths and 2500 sf at $420k. 1628 Black Cat Road with 3 beds, 2 Drive with2096 5 beds, 3.5 baths,Farm 2 golf front acres3.5 is $749k. Lot 37 Drive is 2.6 acres just listed at $300k and Lot is $1.1m. Stonemont with 4 beds, baths, 3422 sfClub and 168 acres is 1.25m. 5474 Stony Point Pass Mikimoto Black Pearl and Diamond Pendant with Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2954 sf from $575k to $555k Wela 50 Drive is just Foxcroft FarmMoriah withA4 week beds, 4.5 baths, 5300 and 4.6 equestrian acresis 3 Palmer beds, 3.5 baths, 2184listed sf onat¾$250k. acres 4410 is $429k and 4975 Way stay with beds, 4 sf baths, 3950 sf on 2 acres at5 Sandbridge oceanfront condo $675 to $590k. Solds .. we love them in this article. 3306 L is$658k. $1.1m. Now 2096 into Stonemont Farm1386 with Tatterstall 4 beds, 3.5 Court baths, with 3422 sf and 168 acres is 1.25m. Stony Point Pass with Glenmore. 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 4579 is available at $629k. 3667 Lobster Luncheon forsf85474 On and Off The Market $565k sold for $545k in 16 days. 587 Richmond Road with 2b 3Newbridge beds, 3.5 baths, ¾ acres is $429k 4975 Moriah with 5 beds, 4 artistic, baths, Lane 3950 sf on 42and acres is Road2184 withsf3 on beds, 3.5 baths, 3472and sf in available atWay $949k. 1506 Bremberton with beds, 3.5 Grad and many more items; extravagant fanciful for $142k in 10 days. 2131 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths $658k. Now2702 intosfGlenmore. 1386Farringdon Tatterstall Court 3.5 baths, 4579 sf issfavailable at 3368 $629k. 3667 baths and is $540k. 2008 Road with 54 beds, 5.5 baths and 7353 $1.1m. Camden 6 lbsa1 Still a few spots available --isgo to… gracefarmtour.org On the market this month in 22947 is 843 Campbell Road with 4 beds,Court 4 baths, 3384 sf on 10 acres is $775k. 827 Piperfife with 4 beds, 4 baths and 3129 sf at $539k Newbridge with beds,and 3.5 4921 baths,sf3472 sf in available at $949k.Circle 1506with Bremberton Lane with 4 beds, 3.5is Court withRoad 5 beds, 3.5 3baths is $649k. 1695 Paddington 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4940 sf andso ticketsRoad $50/each Campbell “Stanford Hill” built in 1822 with 3 beds, 3 baths, 3293 sf on 99 acres is $1.7m ..$539k or with a mere with 4 beds, 4 baths and 3675 sf at sold for $505k in 340 baths and 2702 sf is $540k. 2008 4Farringdon Roadand with 5 beds, 5.5 baths sf is $1.1m. 33686Camden $950k. 1239 Thistle Down with beds, 4.5 baths 3887 sf is $809k and and 32447353 Heathcote Lane with beds, 5.5 Deed 55 acres $1.25m. 6182 Turkey Sag Road with 3 beds, 4.5 baths,3330 sfand and6536 26 acres is $1.425m. 6531 Louisa Road, baths sf sold for $1.1m in 303 days. Court 5 beds, 3.5$899.9k.So baths and in 4921 sf is $649k. market 1695 Paddington Circle 5 beds, baths and sf is bathswith and 6128 sf is a competitive what do you do?with Reduce the 4.5 price, and in 4940 Glenmore Welcome “St. Margarets Farm” with 6500 sf on 73 acres is $145m. 6479 Louisa Road is a 176 acre parcel listed at $1.43m. Kes $950k. 1239 Thistle Down with beds, 4.5 baths and 3887 is BIGGIES $809k andaround 3244 Heathcote with 6 beds, 5.5in alone we saw 17 reductions last4month, but lets check outsf the the area! Lane 4048 Fairway Drive Alice 849 Club Drive in Keswick Estates with 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 7383 sf and 2.4 acres is $2.75m whilst 644 Club View ( pic baths and Estates 6128 sf with is $899.9k.So in baths, a competitive what do you do? Reduce thefrom price, and in to Glenmore Keswick 5 beds, 5.5 11373 sf market and 2 waterfront acres was reduced $4.395m $3.999m. ounce Drive with 5 beds, 3.5 baths, 2 golf front acres is $749k. LotGrady 37 Club Drive is 2.6 acres just listed at25th, $300k3:11 andam, Lot Bradshaw Coleman born May “up alone saw 17 reductions last month, but lets 3check BIGGIES around area! 4048 Fairway Drive into 6556 we Gordonsville Road “Misty Ridge”, with beds,out 2.5the baths, 5881 sf and 20the acres reduced from $1.395m Henr 50 Palmer Drive is just listed at $250k. 4410 Foxcroft Farm with beds, 4.5 baths, sf and 4.6 equestrian 6 lbs415 ounces, 19 3/45300 inches. Grady’s parents -acres Robert Keswick with 5 beds, 5.5 baths, sf and 2 waterfront acres was reduced $3.999m. $1.295m.Estates 5724 Hackingwood Lane with11373 3 beds, 3 baths, 2599 sf and 32 acres reducedfrom from$4.395m $920k toto $749k. 3076 is $1.1m. 2096 Stonemont Farm with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3422and sf andCristina 168 acres is 1.25m.and 5474grandparents Stony Point Pass with Coleman - Will and 6556 Gordonsville Road7 “Misty Ridge”, with8850 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 5881 sf andto20$1.299 acres m. reduced from Heron $1.395m to Hyde Park Place with beds, 7.5 baths and sf reduced from $1.399m 2316 Grey Road 3 beds, 3.5 baths, 2184 sf on ¾ acres is $429k and 4975 Moriah Way with 5 beds, 4 baths, 3950 sf on 2 acres is Deedi Coleman One $1.295m. 57245.5 Hackingwood Lanereduced with 3 beds, baths, 2599 sf and 321630 acresPiper reduced $749k. with 5 beds, baths and 5 acres from3$1.295m to $999.9k. Wayfrom with $920k 5 beds,to5.5 baths3076 9102 $658k. Now into Glenmore. 1386 Tatterstall Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 4579 sf is available at $629k. 3667 Hyde Park Place 7 beds, 7.5 baths and 8850 sf reduced from $1.399m to $1.299 m. 2316 Grey Heron Road sf reduced from with $1.299m to $1.195m and 1998 Piper Way with 3 beds, 3 baths and 3533 sf reduced from $1.05m Newbridge Road with 3 beds, 3.5 baths, 3472 sf in available at $949k. 1506 born Bremberton Lane with 3.5 6 The K Alice Mae Henry May 21st, 1:22 am,4 9beds, pounds with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 5 acres reduced from $1.295m to $999.9k. 1630 Piper Way with 5 beds, 5.5 baths 9102 to $899k. baths and 2702 sf is $540k. 2008 Farringdon Road with 5 ounces beds, 5.5 baths and 7353 sf is $1.1m. 3368 Camden 21 inches. 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Solds .. we love them in this article. 3306 Lockport Place with beds, 4.5 baths and sf at2.5 The 6556 Gordonsville Road6 “Misty Ridge”, with4443 3 beds, baths,Keswick 5881 sf and 20 acrescelebrated reduced from $1.395m to Quilters their one year Grace Comments Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2954 sf from $575k to $555k and 3417 Carroll Creek Road, a 21 acres parcel from Antiques , 5447 Goedonsville Road (434-295-0616) $565k sold for $545k in 16 days. 587 Richmond Road with$1.295m. 2 beds, 1.5 baths and 1496 sf on 3.3with acres3 at $155k sold 2599 5724 Hackingwood Lane beds, 3 baths, sf and 32this acres reduced from a$920k $749k. anniversary April, and what greatto year it has3076 been. for ou Open 12-5 closed Tuesday and Wednesday. .. wePiper love them in this article. Lockport Place with 76sold beds, 4.5 bathsinand and 4443 sf sf3406 at $675 to $590k. Welcome to summer! 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Jason and McLeod & Diamond Pendant Grace Episcopal Church opened theiratParish Hall provid Comments Under Contract is 102 Spring Meadow Lane with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2114 sf onhas starting $330 for ( pic 2018 Masters Golf Tournament practice round and for our meetings. With such a wonderful space we have $229k. 1782 Shelbourn Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4914 sf at $559k. 447 Fieldstone Drive with 4 beds, 3 “Stan Farm Welcome to summer! Although it might not accommodations room members bring 1458 sewing machines, ofThat baths and 2500 sf at $420k. 1628 Black Cat Road with 3 beds,amble 2 baths, 1631for sf on 1.4 acres to $324.9k. 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The GOING OUT Guide Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! NIGHT LIFE Fidos After 5
FAMILY FUN Independence Celebration
Where: Lewis Ginter Garden, Richmond When: Thursdays
Where: Monticello When: Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
The Garden partners with the Richmond SPCA allow- Join us on July 4, 2017, to celebrate "the great birthday ing leashed pets during Flowers After 5 on these special nights only June 22, July 13 & 27, and August 10 & 24 All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building.Leashed pets allowed on GardenFest for Fidos nights only.
FESTIVAL Trashy Ribs & Brews Festival Where: Downtown Orange When: Saturday, June 17th
It’s the 8th annual Trashy Ribs and Blues Festival, Sat-
urday, June 17th starting at 5 pm until 10 pm. It’s all about great home-cooked food, craft beers and dance music! The Trashy Ribs and Brews Festival will take place in downtown Orange on Short Street next to the train station. Bring the family, friends, neighbors and anyone else who want to enjoy great ribs, fantastic music, and craft beers. We’ll open the evening with music by The Unsuitables, a 6-piece Motown and R & B band from Culpeper, VA that covers many of the Motown and Soul greats, such as Wilson Pickett, The Temptations, Sam & Dave, James Brown and Arthur Conley. Our featured band, coming all the way from Lynchburg, is the renowned Apple Butter Soul Band. Along with the music and the craft beers will be food vendors each presenting a sumptuous array of menu items. We’ve got Barbara’s Soul Food, Michele Sigler, and Shawn’s BBQ all specializing in their signature ribs, fresh sides and great homecooked barbeque, burgers and sandwiches. There is no admission for the event of home-cooked food, dance music and fun. The Trashy Ribs & Brews Festival is brought to you by the Orange Downtown Alliance, the Town of Orange, Wealth Preservers Group, American Woodmark, Teel Goodwin, Mason Insurance, Orange Tire, April Cowan Farm Family Insurance, Somerset Seed & Sod, Faye’s Office Supply, KLNB Realty, MTH Management, Orange Co. Coffee Roasters, The Miller Firm, and Jeff Earnhardt Edward Jones. We could not present this amazing food and music festival without the generous support of these people.
Fidos After 5 Music June 22: Center Stage Band is a group of seven talented musicians and vocalists. They play a large variety of music ranging from Motown, R&B, Oldies, Soul, Rock and Top 40. July 13: The Original Elbe-Musikanten German Band will play the traditional style of German, Austrian, Czech and Slovak music such as polkas, marches, waltzes as well as other favorites. July 27: Orquesta Curare has been working hard since 2010 for salsa lovers throughout Virginia and Maryland. August 10: Dance Candy is a tight, polished six-pack of musicianship, schooled in the vibrant VCU music scene in Richmond August 24: Party of Four is America’s #1 Tribute to Jangle Pop. You’ll hear songs by REM, The Gin Blossoms, Replacements, Wallflowers, as you relive your favorite college rock hits from the last two decades of the 20th century played by the “Ab Fab Four” of Jim Blossom, Beau Jangle, AC Purdy, and Rick N Becker For more information contact us@ lewisginter.org, x300
Dinner & Music Where: The Market at Grelen When: Thursdays
Thursday, June 22; 5:30 - 8:30. Enjoy LIVE music per-
formed by Tara Mills and dinner prepared by our wonderful Chef Thomas. As a Charlottesville, Virginia local, the Blue Ridge Mountains and the rich musical traditions tied to them have deeply impacted Tara's musical style. She describes her music as, ” original mountain americana;” an original blend of folk, bluegrass, and americana. July Dates :7/13/17 Michael Clem and Thomas Gunn. 7/27/17 Fritz Berry w/ David Ibbeken and JD D'Errico For more information 540-672-7268
SPORTING Breaking Clays and Feeding Horses
of our republic" and experience the 55th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello. Admission to the ceremony is FREE and open to the public. In homage to Mr. Jefferson, who opened the President’s House to the public on July 4th, we will host a Jeffersonian Open House with free walk-through tours from 11 AM to 1 PM following the ceremony. House tour reservations are first-come, firstserved.
FOOD + WINE Villa Crawford Wine Thursdays Where: Keswick Hall When: Thursdays
Join us every Thursday in the Villa Crawford Bar &
Restaurant for half off all bottles of Virginia wine. Our wine list offers over 900 selections from around the world. On Thursdays you can choose from 100 Red, White, or Sparkling Virginia wines. This is a great opportunity to enjoy a new Virginia wine overlooking the most beautiful setting in the Charlottesville area. At Keswick Hall, we also offer our own beautifully crafted private label wines. The super-talented Michael Shaps bottles our Viognier, Centennial White (Petit Manseng & Viognier), Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. These are included in our half priced wines on Thursdays. Keswick Hall is open to the public 7 days a week from 11am-10pm.
Where: Central Virginia Sporting Clays, Palmyra When: Saturday , June 24th
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation is holding a Sporting Clays fundraiser at Central Virginia Sporting Clays in Palmyra, VA on Saturday, June 24, at 8:00 A.M., with Team Check-in. Registrations should be made by June 15 and may be done online
COVER STORY BY WINKIE MOTLEY
Beyond the Gates
Insiders Guide the 8th GraceFair Church beyond the gates - 8thto annual GraceAnnual Church Country and Farm Tour Country Fair and Farm Tour
The 2017 Country Fair will provide a day packed with events, displays, and family fun all taking place on the historic grounds of Grace Church. There will be local and regional craft and art vendors along with food, sweet treats, and the popular Grace Church hot-dog and hamburger stand. The children’s area will become the site of an old style English Country Fair with games, balloons, and pony rides. As you walk the Oak tree shaded grounds of Grace Church, you will hear local artists performing foot-tapping music! The Church will be open for guided tours with historical information and background being provided by local parish members and history buffs. Organ recitals are also scheduled throughout the day. Everyone will have the opportunity to watch and observe farm animals at this year’s 4-H show ring and display area. Young 4-H’ers from Albemarle and surrounding counties will use the Grace Country Fair as a 4-H sanctioned “warm up” for demonstrating their showmanship skills with cattle, goats, rabbits, chickens, ducks, turkeys, and geese. There will be animal handling demonstrations and explanations about the different animals and birds which will provide an understanding of the work these young people put into raising livestock.
Grace Episcopal Church Historic Grace Episcopal Church stands at the site of one of six colonial churches in Virginia that still have active congregations. Foundation stones of the original church, constructed of wood and completed in 1748, are visible today under spreading oak trees in front of the present structure. A mountain chapel had previously existed on the premises, having been built by the earliest settlers in the area, probably in the 1730s. From 1767 to 1770, Thomas Jefferson served as a member of the Vestry of Fredericksville Parish, which included the original church and two others in Albemarle and Louisa Counties. and two others in Albemarle and Louisa Counties. The present church edifice was completed in 1855 at a cost of $20,000. A fire in 1895 left only the tower and four walls standing, which were incorporated into the present structure when the church was rebuilt. A 1,575-pound bell was salvaged from the ashes and is still in use. The first annual Blessing of the Hounds service was held at the church in 1929. Each Thanksgiving Day, this colorful ceremony brings together foxhunters and their horses and hounds in the church yard for prayers and thanksgiving. The Parish House was constructed in 1933 and expanded in 1971 and 2002. Today Grace Church has over 200 members and provides personal and financial support for numerous charitable missions, including the church’s food closet, Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army, Meals on Wheels, the Ministry for the Aging, and many others.
Old Keswick Old Keswick is part of a tract that was given by Thomas Walker to his daughter, Jane Frances Walker, who married Dr. Mann Page. The estate’s residence was built in stages, beginning with a log house in 1736. Originally called Keswick, the farm remained in the Page family until 1952, when it was sold to Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Augustus. Keswick Stables was formed at Old Keswick as a major Thoroughbred breeding and racing operation. Over the years Keswick Stables has sold many notable horses, including the 2015 Eclipse Award winning three-year-old filly Stellar Wind. Today Old Keswick is home to seven foster horses from the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, which will have horses available for adoption at the yearling barn. The Wildlife Center of Virginia will display rescued birds and animals, and U.S. Equestrian Team veteran Josh Rector will give demonstrations of “combined driving” on a carriage drawn by a pair of horses at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.
Linden Lane Farm
For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.gracefarmtour.org. Farm tour tickets cost $15 per person through June 9 and $20 the day of the tour. Children ages 12 and under are admitted free. Tickets available online or at these fine merchants: Caspari on the Downtown Mall; Fink’s at Barracks Road Shopping Center; Posh & Laurie Holliday in Gordonsville; Wild Birds Unlimited on Seminole Trail Shoping; Jefferson Pharmacy at Lake Monticello; In Vino Veritas in Keswick The Farm Tour will take place regardless of weather conditions.
Linden Lane Farm is a working horse farm that specializes in breeding and advanced training of dressage horses. Established in the 1930s, it derives its name from the linden trees lining both sides of the lane that runs through the farm. There are some historical indications that the lane predated the settlement of Virginia and once served as an old Monacan Indian trail. During the Farm Tour, there will be demonstrations on training a dressage horse at 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. After an absence of one year, the antique car show will return to Linden Lane Farm to add to the attraction of this historic property. As in the past, the show will feature a wide range of vehicles, many of which are examples of styles long gone from the roadways of America. These cars are all privately owned by local people who only rarely show them in public. Several knowledgeable antique car collectors will attend to answer questions about the cars and to ensure an enjoyable and interesting visit at the farm. Thank you to
Grace Church Country Fair
Castalia Castaia was owned by relatives of famed explorer Meriwether Lewis during much of the 18th and 19th centuries. The farm was purchased in 1894 by Murray Boocock of New York, who raised beef cattle on the property. He built two large livestock barns, one of which was destroyed by fire in the early 1900s. The second barn, known as the “upper barn,” was a massive two-story frame structure with central sliding doors with large single-pane, divided light windows. Hay was stored in the ventilated second story, and chutes leading to the ground floor allowed hay to be dropped directly where it was needed. In 1986 Castalia was acquired by Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Hitchcock, who bred, raised and showed champion Paso Fino horses. In November of 2013, Paul and Diane Manning purchased Castalia Farm and undertook an extensive restoration of the circa 1903 upper barn, restoring it to active use while preserving the original fabric. During the Farm Tour, visitors can enjoy the beautiful views of the picturesque Southwest Mountains, while the historic “upper barn” will be filled with antique dealers offering an array of “treasures.” Special hours are 9 am to 5 pm.
Montanova Stables Montanova Stables is located on Stony Point Pass in the heart of the Keswick area. The farm features 45 acres of paddocks, access to trails, a sand riding ring with an adjacent “jumping field,” and a beautiful 16-stall barn. Montanova Stables has been teaching horseback riding to children and adults in the Keswick area since 1996. The Foundation is one of the many organizations that have received financial support from Farm Tour proceeds. The Foundation’s after-school program and week-long summer camps benefit children from a variety of backgrounds, helping them to develop valuable life skills such as patience, trust, responsibility, and a strong work ethic. Students gain a valuable sense of accomplishment and increased self-confidence as they learn to ride and care for horses. Montanova Stables Foundation partners with local schools and family support staff to identify children who can benefit from its horsemanship and mentoring program. During the Farm Tour, the Foundation will host an exhibit by the Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary.EN COOLYN was first settled by James Clark on a portion of the original 11,000-acre Meriwether grant under the name of Clark’s Tract. Clark built the first dwelling in the early 1800s on a site to the east of the current home. In the late 1940s, the Hallock family moved from their Long Island farm to Ben Coolyn. Harold and Kay Hallock downsized the house by removing the sleeping porches and the second story north bedroom. Ann and Peter Taylor moved from Eldon Farm to Ben Coolyn in 1980, while several generations of Hallocks still reside on a large portion of the original land. The Taylors restored several original gardens and created an arboretum in the old front hayfield. They planted many native trees, including 176 willow oaks along the driveways, as well as a vast array of deciduous flowering magnolia cultivars and crosses. Ben Coolyn, which is under a permanent conservation easement, has a circa 1850 dogtrot corn crib and a balloon framed bank barn that was built on an older rock barn foundation. The Farm will be open for driving tours to see the scenic views
Shopping, Food, Music, Children’s English Country Fair Bounce & Play 10 am - 4 pm Pony Rides 1:30 - 4 pm 4-H Judging & Presentations
Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation & Wildlife Center of Virginia 10 am - 4 pm Pairs Combined Driving 11:30 am & 1:30 pm
Linden Lane Farm
Antique Cars 10 am - 4 pm Dressage Demonstrations 10:30 am & 12:30 pm
Horses & Children’s Activities Rockfish Wildlife Sanctuary 10 am - 4 pm
Ben Coolyn Farm
Driving Tour with Beautiful Views 10 am - 4 pm
Castalia Antiques at Castalia 9 am - 5 pm*
Keswick Hunt Club Foxhound Demonstrations Followed by Jumping & Sidesaddle Demonstrations 10:30 am & 1 pm
Keswick Hunt Club Keswick Hunt Cub was founded in 1896. Foxhunting has been an important part of this community since 1742, when foxhounds were brought to the area by Dr. Thomas Walker of Castle Hill, who also helped found the city of Charlottesville. The Keswick Hunt Club clubhouse was built in 1898. The hunt club has hosted at least one annual horse show since 1904. Initially, the lower ring’s proximity to the railroad tracks was a convenience for spectators who travelled to the event from Charlottesville by train. The upper ring was built in 1957. The kennels are home to approximately 70 American Foxhounds who lead mounted club members on chases in designated territory in four counties. The three-day-perweek hunting season stretches from late summer to early spring. The huntsman spends the rest of the year as well as non-hunting days during the season training the pack. A select group of the Keswick Hunt Club’s American Foxhounds are looking forward to entertaining visitors on Farm Tour day! There will be Foxhound demonstrations at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm, followed by riders demonstrating jumping and sidesaddle techniques. ..
KESWICK SCENE Eastminster Dog Show
33rd Time Is A Charm! Eastminster Dog Show Brings Crowd for a Cause
The Eastminster Dog Show, a 33-year tradition in Keswick, brought dog owners, dog lovers and, of course, dogs to enjoy a free and frolicsome evening of light-hearted competition. The event is supported by local businesses – notably The Animal Connection and Keswick Life – and as always, the proceeds benefit the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA. The SPCA also showcased some adorable pups – all available for adoption. This year, Keswick Life Founder & Editor, Winkie Motley and her daughter Sheila Motley were the esteemed judges. The 2017 Eastminster winners: Agility: Luna with Jordan Atwell Purcell Musical Chairs: Lizzy with Serah Montminy Costume: Maizey with Madeline Stone Hungry, Hungry Catepillar Family: Angus, Ida & Wiley with Matheson Mascotte Best Rescue: Lizzy with Serah Montminy BEST IN SHOW: Lizzy with Serah Montminy
Eleanor and Mark Sackson
BEST IN SHOW: Lizzy with Serah Montminy
To coin the Animal Connection’s clever slogan, Eastminster “barks local.”
Costume: Maizey with Madeline Stone Hungry, Hungry Catepillar
Ginny Craven present “Family:Cass winner” Angus, Ida & Wiley with Matheson and Mascotte
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More than 300 guests enjoyed a tour of the House and an elegant luncheon on the back lawn, then were treated to a presentation by guest speaker Andrea Wulf, author of five acclaimed books, including "Founding Gardeners" and "The Invention of Nature." Both books have been on the New York Times Bestseller List. The Luncheon raises funds to support the refurbishing of the House.
Montpelier Foundation Lunch
pictured below: top (l-r) Mary Lou Seilheimer, Barbara duPont ; Kat Imhoff) bottom (l-r) Barbara Seig, Ginger Donelson, Anrea Wuff, Elizabeth Von Hassell; Flossie Fowlkes, chair of the Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon; Jen Fariello photos)
On May 16, The Montpelier Foundation held its annual Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon at Montpelier to commemorate the 249th anniversary of Dolley's birthday. More than 300 guests enjoyed a tour of the House and an elegant luncheon on the back lawn, then were treated to a presentation by guest speaker Andrea Wulf, author of five acclaimed books, including "Founding Gardeners" and "The Invention of Nature." Both books have been on the New York Times Bestseller List. The Luncheon raises funds to support the refurbishing of the House. pictured below: top (l-r) Mary Lou Seilheimer, Barbara duPont ; Kat Imhoff) bottom (l-r) Barbara Seig, Ginger Donelson, Anrea Wuff, Elizabeth Von Hassell; Flossie Fowlkes, chair of the Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon; Jen Fariello photos)
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ONLY IN KESWICK Hair Today
BY TONY VANDERWARKER
I haven’t had hair since my twenties so
everything I know about it comes from my wife. Venusians are obsessed with hair, who else has bad hair days? Now and then I’ll have a bad day, say I have a blowout on 95 or get a speeding ticket— now that’s a bad day. But having a bad day because of your hair? “It’s like walking around with a stone in your shoe or your bra strap showing— you just don’t feel right,” she explains to me. I guess to a Martian, the closest thing to a bad hair day is realizing your fly is unzipped and wondering how many people have noticed. But its not like it wrecks your day. I’ll see her in front of the full-length mirror in our dressing room mussing with her hair and scowling at it as if expressing her disapproval will make it fly right. Of course it never does so she has to resort to showering and blow-drying it. Total of half an hour down the toilet to avoid having a bad hair day. Doing the math, if she fixes her hair half the time, that’s over 91 hours out of her life every year or almost four complete days totally wasted. But of course to her, it’s time well spent. When she turns the blow dryer off, primps her hair once or twice, then turns with a look on her face like Wyatt Earp
who’s just strapped on his six guns. Her hair’s good so she’s ready to face the world.
so my answer usually is, “About what?” And that’s when I get the sneer and the retort, “About my HAIR.”
Me, I’m good to go right after I’ve checked my face to make sure I haven’t left any shaving cream behind. Total time expenditure: half a second. Once in a while I get flagged by my wife for not shaving what little hair I do have. “You missed a big patch back here,” she’ll say, rapping on the back of my skull.
The truth is I can never see any difference between pre and post hairdresser but I’ve learned to act impressed by her latest do and say, “Gee, it looks terrific.” Here’s where I’m hoping she doesn’t ask, “You sure it’s not too short?” Or, “Do you think she made it too light?” Because I never know what the right answer is and I’m bound to get it wrong.
“But I can’t see the back of my head so how can I shave it?” I complain. “Get a mirror,” she says. Figuring that if I can’t see it, who cares who else does? So I try to ignore her until she comes racing up waving a razor. “Turn around,” she commands. I do a 180 and stand there while she scrapes away. The hair-impaired being tended to by the hair-aware. Beside time, the other investment Venusians make on their hair is money. Every time she heads off to the hairdresser, I see a hundred and fifty bucks circling the drain. And she never fails to ask when she returns, “What do you think?” This is where I step in it big time. Because I’ve forgotten she went to the hairdresser
Not only does she get a cut and color at the hairdresser, she also gets good gossip because people who cut hair for a living hear it all. When I did have hair, I can never remember gossiping with the barber. It was slam, bam, thank you, Sir and I’m up and out of there. But when women sit down in the chair their chitchat mechanism is activated and they gab away throughout the entire time. To women, hairdressers are like psychiatrists with scissors. They can air their grievances about anything and everything, their clueless husbands who never notice their new hairdos, or the dog that ate their hors d‘oeuvres or the awful dish they got served at a dinner party. It’s never front-page stuff, just the odds and ends of everyday life that guys wouldn’t spend a second talking about.
I seldom hear anything interesting, once blue moon I get a juicy nugget, some dirt on who did what to whom. Occasionally there’s a funny, like the one about the woman whose high heel broke off at a party and she had to limp around all evening like a horse with a bum shoe. Back in my movie days, I once went down to a hairdresser convention in Atlanta to film the thing for Clairol. For two days, I went from room to room with my camera shooting hairdressers doing crazy, outlandish dos on these poor models. I remember one looked like a kite perched on the girl’s head, another like a small car. One guy turned a head of hair into what looked like a pile of muffins. And the whole hotel smelled like someone had gone wild with a chemistry set. Face it, Venusians and their hairdressers go overboard with hair. After all, it’s just strings of dead cells on your head. But its best for us guys to give hair a wide berth. Where you don’t know, don’t go. Let’s just say there’s a whole world of hair out there and me, I’m just glad I don’t live in it.
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It’s Time to Try a Little Tenderness BY MARY MORONY
I write is premised on my strongly held belief that in the deep place where the heart resides we are the same. This is not to say we don't have individual quirks, habits, and opinions that set us on vastly divergent paths. That’s a good thing. As hard as it is for me to believe, there are those among us who don't like dogs. Even though I can't imagine how such a thing is possible, I accept it. I don't belittle a person for their pet preference. I’ve been known to kiss a bovine or two in my day. All four of my children love cats, me, not so much. There might have been a little lighthearted teasing about their affinity for the lesser pet. Still, there were plenty of cats around for the kids to love. Some of us are horse people, some cow folk, others appreciate both. And right this minute, it is still okay to have an animal preference. Stay tuned it could change. Our likes and dislikes, opinions, views and preferences are part of what makes us so wonderfully unique. A celebration not censure is in order when we stumble upon whatever our differences. Over the past decade and some, the more others don't think like us contempt has begun to follow. Though it may have appeared as such the last election cycle didn't start the idea that our fellow Americans are worthless unless they agreed with us! The political pluralism feeding the contempt for the other is based on fear. Fear became all too real for us as we stared in horror while the Twin Towers imploded right before our eyes. Until that point we had allowed ourselves to believe distance made us immune to attack. The
the behavior with the equivalent of a hug. Hey, no biggie, in my sleep! Before trying to practice it maybe we should look at what warm-heartedness is. Merriam-Webster defines the word as marked by ready affection, cordiality, generosity, or sympathy. Which brings me round to those pets. You know the warm fuzzy when you come home to the wagging tail, the soft meow, moo, or whinny. If you aren't a pet person it's when you see a dear friend, or a stranger has practiced a random act of kindness on you. We all have an idea of what the goal feels like, yes?
once proud home of the free morphed on the crystalline blue September day to a land full of fear. On that day, people who don't mirror our way magicked into the other. All we needed to bring us to this present moment in time where anyone who didn't vote like me, think like me or view things my way are contemptible, worthy of my derision and scorn was the anonymity of social media fueled by the terror of realizing there is no place safe. Granted politics is a far sight weightier subject than pet preference. But wait, is it? Some people, I suspect, put more thought into what their next pet is going to be than for whom they are casting a ballot. Or at least they did, up to this past presidential election where our apathy turned to hate. The contempt blowing
around the neighborhoods these days like pollen is choking the greatness out of us as a people. Arthur Brooks the president of the American Enterprise Institute - a conservative public policy think tank that strives to create a safer world by safeguarding human dignity while expanding human potential- shared a lesson from the Dalai Lama. When Mr. Brooks asked about overcoming the contemptuous political polarization the Dalai Lama answered, "Practice warm-heartedness." Like almost every lesson, the holy man gives at first blush the task makes complete sense and sounds easy enough, right? Every time a little contemptible behavior or speech comes your way meet
Now all we need to do is get to practicing. This is going to take some kind of practice too. Also a little creativity will come in handy right about now. Imagine your tail thumping against the wall or rubbing your back between ankles. Better yet, try (in your imagination) lowing or nickering your warm-heartedness to the guy that just made a real bone-headed comment that makes your blood boil. Remember to start out small—a very important first step! Don't take on health care or any of the big issues of the day. At first we need to try a little tenderness with our spouse, children, housemates, or coworkers on the little things. With some diligence, we can expand outside of our homes to our neighborhoods. You get the idea. Hey, I'm not saying this is anything close to easy but a little change toward more generosity of spirit has got to be better than what we have going on now. Don't you think?
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Our 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, ranch style home, custom built in 2000, sits on 25 acres of beautiful rolling Keswick area farmland. We have around 2,200 sf on the main level with a gourmet kitchen that has cherry cabinetry and granite counter tops, vaulted ceilings in the family room, wood floors in the kitchen and dining area, and a light filled master suite with a jetted tub. There is also a finished walkout basement with a bedroom, bathroom and a den in its 825+/- sf. We have an extensive wrap around screened porch and covered porch with views of the 3 fenced pastures. There is water, shelter and secure fencing for horses currently on the property. The parcel is private with mountain views, around a mile from popular Castle Hill Cider and midway between Keswick and Gordonsville. $839,900
HAPPENINGS COMMUNITY 113thChairing Annual Keswick Horse Show BY KESWICK LIFE
The Keswick and equestrian communities gathered together for the 113th Annual Keswick Horse Show presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund from Tuesday, May 16th through Sunday, May 21st, 2017. The event took place at the historic Keswick showgrounds. The Keswick and equestrian communities gathered together for the 113th Annual Keswick Horse Show by The Lindsay Charitable from The week was filled with presented activities that portrayed the Maxwell essence and pride of Fund Keswick, Tuesday, May 16th through Sunday, May 21st, 2017. The event took place at the historic such as The Eastminster Dog Show which was enjoyable for all as children had fun Keswick showgrounds. with their dogs by participating in musical chairs, agility coursesofand a “Best in Show” University Virginia President Teresa
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A. Sullivan recently class while parents and spectators enjoyed live music and great food.announced Over the the The week filled with activities that portrayed the essence and pride Keswick, of M. Grant II, a twoweekend, thewas community filled the grandstand and appointment surrounded thePeter ring inof full force such as The Eastminster Dog Show which was enjoyable for all as children had funand time University of Virginia graduate to kick back, relax and tailgate. The week also featured Karats & Cocktails, an event with their dogs by participating in musical chairs, agility courses and a “Best in Show” stalwart supporter of the University, showcasing beautiful Elizabeth Locke Jewels. This event took place on Thursday, to capital class parents of and enjoyed live music andnext great food.campaign.The Over the May 18 while and a portion thespectators proceeds benefitted thechair UVAUVA’s Children’s Hospital. campaign will bethe thering mostinambitious weekend, the community filled the grandstand and surrounded full forceand comprehensive in University history, to kick back, relax andMahoney tailgate. The also featured Karats & Cocktails, an event UVA Graduate Michael tookweek the $20,000 UVA Children’s Hospital Jumper generating resources to help sustain showcasing Elizabeth Locke Jewels. event took place onNational Thursday, Classic on his beautiful own “Ramona Heron.” Peg Seals This took the $10,000 USHJA excellence, achieve strategic goals, and May 18 and aonportion of the proceeds benefitted the UVA Children’s Hospital. Hunter Derby the horse, “Select.” further elevate the role of UVA as a preeminent national and global UVA Graduate took the $20,000institution UVA Children’s Hospital Jumper Ms. Maxwell was Michael awardedMahoney the Best Amateur-Owner Hunter Rider, Grand Amateur of higher education.
Classic on his(3’6”) own “Ramona Seals took the The $10,000 USHJA National Owner Hunter ChampionHeron.” on her Peg horse “Largesse”, Donald Memorial Hunter Derby on the horse, “Select.” “We are profoundly grateful that Peter Grant has agreed to serve as chair Challenge Trophy on “Largesse”, $1500 Keswick H.S. Amateur Owner Classic 3’6”of the campaign,” Sullivan said. “This campaign will help UVA support and sustain on “Largesse”, Grand Amateur Owner Hunter (3’3”) Champion and $1500 Keswick its Ms.Amateur Maxwell was awarded the Amateur-Owner Hunter Rider, Grand Amateur tradition ofClassic excellence as enters its third century, and we are fortunate to have H.S. Owner 3’3”Best onit her horse “Kingston”.“Keswick exceeded my such a distinguished, experienced and dedicated leader to galvanize our efforts Owner Hunter (3’6”) Champion on her horse “Largesse”, The Donald Memorial expectations and it has been an honor working with The Keswick Horse Show,” said in planning and“Largesse”, executing the campaign.” Challenge Trophy on $1500 Keswick Amateur Owner 3’6” Founder of The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund,H.S. Lindsay Maxwell. “ItClassic has been on “Largesse”, Grand Amateur Owner Hunter (3’3”) Champion and $1500 Keswick 8/8/16 3:02 PM Page 1 my mission to support local charities and communities that align with the fund. Being An Albemarle County resident, Grant “Kingston”.“Keswick is a founding partner exceeded of Anchormarck H.S. Amateur Owner Classic her horse my a competitive rider myself, I see3’3” theon importance of giving back. Weisraised a and lot of Holdings LLC, a Charlottesville private equity firm. He also director former expectations and it has been an honor working with The Keswick Horse Show,” said money and awareness the UVA Children’s Hospital. I am proud to be athat partprovides of offor Global Impact, a humanitarian support organization Founder ofchairman The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, Lindsay Maxwell. “It has been “Ringside”, Sydney Keith and Kenny this wonderful charity horse show and am forward to next year’s event.” comprehensive philanthropic andlooking organizational services for an alliance of more my mission to support local charities and communities that align with the fund. Being Wheeler than 100 international charities.“The opportunity to be involved in a volunteer a competitive rider myself, see the importance of giving We raised a lotonofthe leadership capacityI in a campaign that should have back. a tremendous impact money and awareness for the UVA Children’s Hospital. I am proud be a partGrant of future of the University of Virginia for its third century is truly to humbling,” “Ringside”, Sydney Keith and Kenny this wonderful charity horseand show and ambylooking forward next year’s event.” said. “I am excited energized the challenge andtothe opportunity ahead.” Wheeler As chair, Grant will play the key organizational and leadership role in building and maintaining momentum during the capital campaign. The chair directs overall efforts in support of the Third Century Campaign, represents the University publicly, and plays an active role in strengthening relationships that could yield both inaugural and transformative gifts.“Peter Grant has contributed in countless ways to the University of Virginia. He embodies the spirit of giving back,” said John A. Griffin, chair of the Board of Visitors Advancement Committee. “We are grateful both for his previous engagements and for his willingness to embrace this role at a critically important juncture in UVA’s history.”
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In the heart of Keswick hunt country, near James Madison’s Montpelier. The custom built brick home of 3 bedrooms & 2.5 bathrooms offers room to grow with a finished third level and walk-out basement. Family room with a wood burning fireplace. Home office. The wide front porch overlooks beautiful views while the huge brick patio behind is perfect for entertaining. Well-designed equestrian facilities on 8 acres include a five-stall stable, brick aisle, tack/feed room, loft & hot water. Shavings bin. Ample turn-around for horse trailers. Private 120x75’ sand riding ring. The detached garage is wired & has a huge loft. Pastures and paddocks are board fenced. Invisible fence. Entry by remote-controlled security gate. $485,000
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School is Out – Summer is Heating Up School is out and the weather is heating up.
Time to head to the pool or beach with a stack of books to chill out and relax. Of course, you need a list of good books to take with you. Look no further than Keswick Life this summer for all you summer reading choices. I have a selection of memoirs and fiction to kick your summer off right. Michael Hayden’s Playing to the Edge is a serious look into the NSA and CIA under General Hayden. This is a very candid book that gives you his first-hand account of his time in the field and as Director of the CIA in the last three years of the Bush administration. If you are at all interested in the Intelligence world and want to learn more about how decisions were made and why they were made, this book offers no apologies and takes on the critics. I thoroughly enjoyed it and appreciated his up front writing style. This man cares very deeply about this country and carried the responsibility with very capable hands in a time that was critical at the start of the terrorism that is so prevalent today. If you are looking for an inside view of the NSA and CIA as you relax on the beach, this is the book for you! Another controversial book came out a few years ago and I am just now getting around to reading it…but it is especially fun as we are all looking at vacations and where to travel this time of year. I always have loved travel writing and often dreamed of being a travel writer myself so Do Travel Writers Go to Hell? by Thomas Kohmstamm has been on my radar for some time. If you are at all familiar with Hunter S. Thompson as a
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writer you will see glimpses of his style in this book, but I do think Thomas takes things in a different direction because I believe he actually feels a bit sad that he cannot actually render a better service to those he is writing for. Kohnstamm has the perfect life….a wonderful girlfriend, a lucrative job in New York City and the stability so many seek. And of course he throws it all away to enter the fast paced world of travel writing. If you are like me, you often browse the travel books in the library or bookstore dreaming of your next adventure and you love to read up on all of the places you want to go. Warning….this book may make you decide to take a pass on those Lonely Planet books you so longingly page through. Kohnstamm gives us the underbelly world of the travel writer and swears that his path is the path of so many others…hedonistic and a bit sad. This seedy tale will give you pause but I actually enjoyed his witty style and it was good to understand the difficulties of trying to cover a broad swath of a country without enough funds or time. I have decided I don’t think I am cut out for travel writing! I have two lovely pieces of fiction this month that will be perfect poolside reads. The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan is a sweet, charming book that takes place in England during the start of World War II. The choir in this small village is going to have to close as all the men are off fighting the war. The women of this village decide that they are going to do something revolutionary….create a women’s choir. I highly suggest that you get this as an audible book because it actually has a ladies’ choir singing and it is truly beautiful and
stirring. The narration is lovely and will put you into the story even further than the written word might. The story is told through letters and journals, which gives the reader a lovely perspective and sets up the tension in the book as a village mystery unfolds. The characters are well developed and each one has its strengths that it brings to the village. It is at times very funny and then very moving as it takes you through the struggles a small village faced during this terrible war. Lynda Cohen Loigman’s first novel, The Two Family House, is complex, suspenseful and compelling. Two brothers and their families share a two family home in post-war Brooklyn. It seems an idyllic life as the brothers run a successful box company and their families are close and loving. When their wives, Rose and Helen become pregnant at the same time, the mood changes and these families find themselves at odds. This story follows the family through decades as the readers see how one fateful decision and years of secrecy can destroy friendships and lives. Loigman’s family saga also engages in alternating perspectives, which keeps the tension and moves the narrative along in a meaningful way. This is another timeless classic story about family, love, loss and redemption.
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I can’t pinpoint precisely when my con-
dition started, but the first episode that I can recall was last June, shortly after returning from a two-day float trip fishing for carp on the Cuyahoga River near Cleveland, where perhaps I should have filtered the river water before drinking it. Anyway, I was in Montana to fish the Missouri River with Izzy Short, a guide with whom I’d had some fine days in the past. He’s a grizzled old-timer who rarely speaks and has never responded, or even reacted, to anything that I said unless it related to the next cast or a fish. Although not much fun to be with, Izzy is terrific at spotting fish and putting me in the right position to cast to them, which has always seemed like a fair tradeoff for his dour personality. On that day, Izzy had found a few fish but I failed to hook them. I can’t remember a slower day on the Missouri. Late in the afternoon, he suddenly stopped the boat, staring intensely downstream. He muttered that he could see a fish rising near the bank. We moved slowly toward the spot, until I finally saw a tiny dimple. He had tied on a section of light leader, and a small fly. As I got ready to cast he put out his hand to stop me, saying “That there is a big fish. Don’t screw it up. And we need a heavier leader for this boy” I made my first cast, and the fly landed two feet beyond the fish’s head. Izzy exploded. “What the hell you doin’? You’ll spook him. Get that fly out of there, numbnuts. Now!” I raised my rod and started stripping in the fly. As it moved upstream, the fish turned, swam toward it and sucked it in. Flummoxed by my lousy cast, I was not watching the fish, so I didn’t set the hook right away. Perfect technique for a downstream take – the fish hooked itself. It was a powerful one, swimming slowly down the river and taking me into the backing on my reel. Izzy rowed after the fish. Fortunately, the leader held, the fish didn’t find any rocks or logs, and in about ten minutes I brought it to Izzy’s net. That’s when it happened. As Izzy lifted the fish from the net, cradling it, I excitedly blurted out. “Wow! What a beautiful brown trout. Gotta be twenty inches.” “What? You messin’ with me? Twenty f… in’ inches? It’s the biggest fish I’ve seen on this river in years. Over twenty-six inches. What you been smokin’, man?” “No problem Iz. It’s a beauty, but it looks smaller to me. I’m sorry, but it just does.” “Well, you’re full of crap. The mouth of this net is twenty-four inches wide.
BY CHARLES THACHER And any fool can see that this fish is a lot longer than that. You’re screwed up! You didn’t earn this fish and you sure as hell don’t deserve it. You got no respect.” He let the fish go without even asking whether I wanted a picture, continuing to mumble expletives.
camp. When I got to the dining room, the other guys were already into their first round of drinks - except Willie. Once again, none of them had caught anything worth talking about. They were all ears when I told them “Willie hooked a good one”.
That was it. Izzy rowed hard to the boat takeout and drove me back to my cabin without saying another word. He grabbed my tip with no acknowledgment, jumped in his truck and was gone. The next morning the fly shop manager called to tell me that Izzy had to go to Ulm to get his wife out of jail, and that it was too late to find a replacement. I had a poor day fishing on my own, then left for home, frustrated because, assuming Izzy was right, I landed the fish of a lifetime and not only didn’t get a picture, I didn’t even know that I had done it.
“How big? You got any pictures?”
Later, in August, I was up in Quebec for my annual salmon fishing week with my pals from the fishing club. It was always my favorite trip of the year. Even if the catching was bad, we still had a great time eating, drinking and telling worn out stories about the good old days. On arrival night, we had our traditional scotch-infused dinner to kick off what promised to be a great week. In recent years, I had paired up to fish with Willie Stretchit, who lives in New Jersey. I never saw him except on this trip. We’ve always gotten along great, enjoying one another’s company and never quibbling over typical problems like the allocation of water or fishing time. The river was low, and in the first five days, despite our guide Louie working hard, we each caught only two small salmon. Fortunately for our egos, no one else in the camp caught a decent fish either. Late in the last afternoon Willie hooked up with a serious fish. He fought it for about half an hour, which seemed a bit excessive to me, since it wasn’t all that big, but I guess he wanted to savor the first good salmon he had hooked all week. Just as Louie was sliding the net under it a few feet from the bank, it jumped out, took a run and was gone when the leader broke. Willie was pissed and I couldn’t blame him. He yelled at Louie, “What the hell you doin’ Louie? I wait all week to finally get a big fish, and you lose it for me? Damn it, I didn’t even get to measure it or a take a picture!” Louie was not buying it. “It’s your own damn fault. You kept the line too tight so it broke. What do you expect when you don’t know what the hell you’re doing?” He marched off angrily and Willie followed him, hopefully to patch things up. Since our guide was gone, I returned to
“Nah. It jumped out of Louie’s net and got away when the leader broke. We never got a picture. But it was probably twenty pounds, maybe a bit bigger. Fought like crazy. Jumped three times. Beautiful fresh fish.” Just then Willie came in. Manny Fisch, our club president, with more than a slight hint of schadenfreude, said “Hey Willie, heard you lost a twenty pounder.” “Twenty? You kidding? It was much bigger than that. Who told you twenty?” “Your partner. Said he saw it. And you know him - he’s truth.” “Truth, my ass. Charlie, what the hell are you talking about? Louie told me that, based on the size of his net, my fish was about forty-five inches long. And fresh and fat as it was, it had to be over thirtyfive pounds. My god, it was the biggest salmon I ever saw, much less caught. How the hell did you come up with twenty pounds?” “Hey, don’t get your knickers in a knot. I was just guessing. Actually, I said a bit more than twenty, which seemed about right. But if you had managed to land it, we’d know for sure.” The sarcasm was a big mistake. “You jerk! You know damn well that Louie lost that fish for me. What are you trying to prove here?” “Not trying to prove anything. Maybe I’m wrong and it was thirty-five or even forty.” Of course, the other guys were delighted to pile on. “C’mon Willie. What’s wrong with twenty pounds? That’s a helluva fish. Way better than anything the rest of us have caught all week. No need to exaggerate. We gotta trust the old guy on this one. He’s seen more salmon than any of us. Besides, he has no dog in this hunt.” “Yeah Willie. When you’ve been starin’ at the little guys all week, a real salmon looks huge. Course they always keep growin’ once they’re gone.” Now Willie was even more riled up. “Screw you guys. You can’t catch jackshit. I don’t need this.” He stomped out
without even waiting for dinner. When I returned to our cabin Willie was asleep. Next morning he had packed and left camp by the time I woke up. No goodbye. Guess he was really pissed. On our way back from breakfast, Manny and I happened to see Louie. Manny asked him how big he thought Willie’s fish was. “It was a really big fish. The biggest I seen all season. Musta been close to forty pounds. Too bad there’s no picture for Willie. But it was not my fault. A big fish like that is hard to get into the net. He had the line real tight. He got too excited and didn’t concentrate.” Manny turned to me angrily. “What the hell were you looking at? All the years you been salmon fishing and you don’t know the difference between twenty and forty pounds? Who the hell wants to fish with you? Willie’s right. You got a problem.” “Manny, I’m sorry. I don’t know what happened. I wasn’t trying to mess with Willie’s mind. I was happy that he caught a good fish and I’ll call him and apologize. Tell him what Louie said. He’ll be glad to know that we talked to Louie.” After getting home, I emailed and called Willie several times to try to repair things, but haven’t heard from him. I told him what Louie said, and apologized. Not sure where he stands for next year. Or me. No doubt Manny and the others told the story to everyone in the club, and I’m probably in the doghouse there too. In September, I went down to the South Holsten River for my last trip of the season. There were some small olive flies coming off in mid-afternoon and a few fish rising. I picked out what looked to be the best one, and hooked it. After a hard fight, I netted a nice 18-inch brown. Before releasing it I put a mark on my rod so I could measure it exactly when I got home. I was shocked to find it was just over 22 inches, the biggest trout I’ve ever caught on the river. Manny and Willie were right. I did have a problem. The worst problem an angler can ever have. I was underestimating the size of fish. I needed help. My GP, Harry Pitts, suggested an eye doctor, who had a unique specialty. He was from Alaska - claimed to be an optical Aleutian. When I told him about my problem, he was skeptical. An examination revealed that my eyesight was fine, so it wasn’t a visual problem. Though he probably wanted to suggest that I see a shrink, he referred me to a psycho-neurologist called Dr. Pavlov, whose name
rang a bell. As I explained my condition to Dr. Pavlov, he took copious notes with a broken pencil, which was pointless. At the end of our session, I asked if he had ever heard of my problem before, and was encouraged to hear him say “Yes, but, it’s a condition that I’ve only encountered in women. Usually their husbands send them here. The men complain that the women constantly underestimate the size of, uh, important things. But these things tend to be considerably smaller than the fish you’re describing.” “Have you been able to treat the problem?” “Not treat it, but I think I’ve fixed it. I just tell them that lying or exaggerating in the cause of connubial bliss is no sin. No wife has come back for further consultation, so I guess it worked. But I’m not sure what to do with you. Perhaps I don’t get it. Do the fish get upset and stop biting if you think they’re smaller than they really are? How would they know?” “No. It’s other fishermen. They’re kind of like the men who send their wives to you. Except the only size that fishermen care about is that of their fish. And for a fisherman, overestimating is a virtue, while underestimating is rude and unacceptable behavior. So, none of my pals want to fish with me anymore. They’d sooner spend a day noodling with a redneck. I can’t even keep my guides, cause they’re afraid that I’ll ruin their reputations. You have to understand. In fishing, bigger is not just the best thing, it’s the only thing.” “Do you have the same problem estimating the size of other things?” “How would I know that? I don’t walk into a market and say ‘gee, I think that zucchini is about two and a half pounds’ or look at a baby, and say ‘wow, that’s a beautiful 24-incher’. But, if a fisherman mentions catching a fish, his buddy asks ‘how big was it?’ And if it wasn’t particularly big, he gets a self-satisfied smile and gives him the ultimate put down, ‘oh.” Well, if your problem is really that serious, maybe you should just start lying. Whatever you think the size is, say it’s a lot bigger. Won’t that work? Or, when your friends catch a fish, don’t comment on the size. You could say ‘that’s a dandy’, ‘jolly good show’ or something similar that will let them know how impressed you are. After all, what do you care? Fishing’s not a competitive sport, is it?” “No, that won’t work. I need a cure not a band-aid. I was hoping that you could recommend some pills or maybe even surgery.” “I can’t. And even if I could, I don’t think your insurance will cover fish enhance-
ment therapy, though I guess it might under the next version of Obamacare. Unfortunately, you’re probably going to have to live with your problem. Maybe you could try golf. Golfers don’t seem to feel any need to embellish their scores.” Clearly, continuing to see Dr. Pavlov was barking up the wrong tree. But I thought about his question and, over the winter, decided to do some self-therapy. Every place I went, I carried a tape measure and a small scale with a hook on it. If I saw an object that was remotely the same size as a fish, I would estimate the length or weight, and then check it out. It raised a few eyebrows when I was measuring cucumbers at Harris Teeter, but I persisted. I was underestimating nearly everything, so I began mentally adding about 20%, and started getting pretty close. Early this spring I went over to the Cowpasture River to see if my mental adjustment system would work on fish. I caught several good ones, and it did. I was ready to test it under real fishing conditions. I set up a float trip on the South Holsten this past week with a local guide, Kenny Landit, and called Manny to see if he wanted to join me. At first, he was standoffish, but he finally agreed. We got to the river in the morning. The dark clouds presaged a perfect day for fishing. At the start, there were no fish rising. I persisted with dry flies, while Manny used a nymph. He caught a nice rainbow trout right away, I made my 20% mental adjustment, and blurted out “That’s a beauty, Gotta be close to twenty inches. 22. Kenny, would you mind measuring it.22. It’s the first good fish I’ve seen this season and I need to get my mental tape measure calibrated” Kenny pulled out his tape and measured. “You’re right on target. It’s nineteen and a half. A real nice fish.” Manny beamed, and I felt great. Cured! Or at least that’s what everyone would think. My practicing had paid off. We had a great day. Manny caught a fish or two every hour, and I caught a few good ones on dry flies in the afternoon, which was all that I cared about. I continued providing size estimates and no one objected. When we reached the boat pullout, I gave Kenny our tip. “Kenny, that was a great day. Manny, you must have caught about ten and I got five beauties on dry flies. For me, that’s as good as it gets on this river.” Manny erupted. “What the hell are you talking about? I don’t know how many you caught, but I counted my fish, and I got nineteen. What boat were you in? It was a great day, but your always putting people down sure ruins it. You got a problem and I, for one, am sick of dealing with it. Call someone else next time you want company. I’m finished.” It was a long ride home.
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and Chief Executive Officer of CONOCO, died peacefully at his home in Fulshear, Texas on May 22, 2017.
He was born on February 11, 1917, in New York City of Harry Orlando and Lillian Woelfert Blauvelt, and lived to celebrate his 100th Birthday this year. Howard grew up primarily in Clinton, Connecticut. Following graduation from Yale University in 1939, Howard received his CPA certification from the State of New York in 1942 and a Masters Degree from Columbia Graduate School of Business Administration in 1943. While attending Columbia, he began his career with the public accounting firm, Hurdman & Cranston, but his career was interrupted by a call to duty. From 1943 to 1946, Howard served his country during World War II as a LT. jg in command of Squadron 8 on Motor Torpedo Boat 122 in the South Pacific Theater of Operations. Upon returning home after the War, Howard resumed his career in accounting with positions at Bayuk Cigars, Inc. and Hanover Bank & Trust Company. In 1952, Howard accepted an offer from Continental Oil Company (CONOCO) to become their Assistant Controller, which meant moving to Ponca City, Oklahoma, a very long way and big change from New York, but a decision that would prove to be a very good one. Throughout his 27-year career with CONOCO, Howard progressed through several areas of the company including major responsibilities in Chemicals and Coal culminating in his promotion to Chairman and CEO in 1974, a position he held until 1979 when he took early retirement. Soon after his retirement from CONOCO,
cut to Charlottesville, Virginia, and continued his career another 20 years working as a consultant and corporate director for companies including CONOCO, AbitibiPrice, Inc., Bankers Trust Company, Colgate-Palmolive Company, GTE Corporation, General Re Corporation, and Gulf Canada Corporation. He also served on the Board of Directors of Project Orbis, Inc. and National Executive Service Corps. Currently a member of Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church in Houston, Howard was a member of and served as an Elder in the First Presbyterian Church of Greenwich, Conn., and also the First Presbyterian Church of Charlottesville, Va. He was active in the United Way of both communities, as well. He served on the Board of Trustees of St. Anne's Belfield School in Charlottesville. A passionate golfer, Howard was a member of several golf clubs throughout his life including Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, New York, Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia, and Augusta National Golf Club. Two golfing feats that he found especially satisfying were shooting a 73 at Troon Golf Club (Old Course) in Scotland, during a pouring rain, and a hole-in-one on #16 at Augusta National.
their son, Harry Blauvelt. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Mary Cassity Blauvelt of the home; their son, Bryan Howard Blauvelt and his wife, Rachel; his daughter, Margaret Blauvelt Wadds and her husband, Robert; his daughter-in- law, Ellen Gale; four grandsons, Owen Patrick James Mulligan, RandallPatrick Mulligan, Brantley Howard Blauvelt, and Carter Wesley Blauvelt; two great grandchildren, Avery Margaret Mulligan and Abel Mulligan; as well as two nieces and their children. The family wishes to thank the following devoted caregivers who provided special care for Howard over the past year, Antonio, Joanna, Tracey, Tinu, Dason and Azuka. A memorial service to celebrate Howard's life was held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, in the Chapel at Memorial Drive Presbyterian Church, 11612 Memorial Drive, Houston, Texas with a reception following. In lieu of customary remembrances, contributions can be made in Howard's memory to Yale University, Class of 1939, P.O. Box 803, New Haven, CT 06503, The Houston Food Bank, 535 Portwall Street, Houston, TX 77029, or The Salvation Army of Houston, 1500 Austin Street, Houston, TX 77002.
Expecting no more of others than he demanded of himself, Howard was a man of highest integrity. Hard decisions were met head on even when those decisions were not popular and at times personally painful. He was highly respected and known for his attention to detail. Howard was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Theodore Blauvelt and Richard Blauvelt; his first wife of 31 years, Margaret Hahn Blauvelt; and
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