Keswick Life Digital Edition March 2017

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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - March 2017


In this issue

Garden Week in Full Bloom also: horsin' around, overheard, keswick scene, travel, only in keswick and much more

A Virginia C ountry L if e


Th e E stat e at Keswick H al l

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

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“We are excited to have Altria Group sponsor this nationally exhibitio Tony Vanderwarker, raisedtouring in Downton Abbey costumes,” said PaulNew Levengood, and CEO of the Virg England,President spent a couple years at Yale andconnections then servedto Downton Ab Historical Society. “There are many real-life American two years in to thebring Peace Corps and this exhibition complements the VHS mission our history to life. Du where he got bitten both by the late 19th century, and right up to the outbreak of World War I, hundreds of Amer tsetse flies and the writing women visited England and Europe hoping to marry aristocrats. The series chara bug. He went to film school Lady Cora, the Countess of Grantham one such woman.” atisNYU and American made documentaries and a full length film which didn’t sell so he part de- of the $38-mi The exhibition and the two major exhibitions that follow it are cided to try shorter films and went into advertis“Story of Virginia Campaign,” of which more than $31 million has been raised. ing. Fifteen years later, he had his own ad agency in Chicago where he did “Be Like Mike” for Ga“The Story of Virginia designed to help theout, VHSTony better utilize port torade.Campaign” When his is partners bought him of its existing facility. allowtofor thefull display eventook more of the Soci finallyThis had will a chance write time. of It only him fifteen more to finally getand a book pubcollections as well as hosting moreyears and larger events exhibitions. lished. “Who cares?” Tony says, “some writers hit fast, will others take “The longer. just glad200 myyears of Amer Future changingpaydirt exhibitions include ArtI’m of Seating: time has come.” visit www.tonyvanderwarker. Design,” which will feature works by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, H com Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames, Isamu Nog Mary Morony author of the and Frank Gehry and many more. novel Apron Strings is a Charlottesville native and long “Pro Football Hall of Fame: Gridiron another upcoming VHS chan timeGlory,” resident of Keswick. children adultexhibition, will highlight such storiedRaising objectsfour as the Superto Bowl trophy, a 1917 g hood and her unique perspecball used by Jim Thorpe and the Canton Bulldogs, Tom Dempsey’s famous kic tive on lifejersey, has given her lots shoe created for his half foot, Mean Joe Greene’s and more than 200 other i of food for thought. She now from the sport’s rich history, normally the in ProOrange Football Hall of Fa liveshoused on a at farm Admission to each of these special exhibitions is freeher for Virginia County with husband Historical So members. Ralph Morony, three dogs, two guineas and no cat. Check out Mary’s blog at

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Here and there... in Keswick Bravo Rio Bandit, Chuck and Sue Grossman’s 3’6" performance horse was champion at three out of the four shows at The Gulfport Winter Classics series and the circuit Champion out of 60 horses with Jason Berry from Verona, Va. riding.

Good Night Shirt , the Eclipse Award winner for Champion Steeplechase Horse in 2007 and 2008, has been

elected to the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee, it was announced Wednesday. Good Night Shirt was owned for the majority of his career by Harold A. “Sonny” Via, Jr., and trained by Jack O. Fisher. The Maryland-bred went on to win 10 graded stakes races, including eight Grade 1s. Voss (1950-2014) led all NSA trainers in wins in 1997, 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2011 and in earnings in 1997, 2002 and 2009. Good Night Shirt will be inducted into the Hall of Fame Friday, August 4 at 10:30 a.m. in a ceremony that is open to the public and free to attend at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga.

Remembered On and Off The Market 4760 Barnfield Drive is on the market at $1.250m. The 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath, 7495 sf home is on 34 acres. 4048 Fairway Drive with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 11373 sf on 2.4 waterfront acres is back on the market at $4.395m. At 6693 Louisa Road “Cobham Cottage”, a renovated 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3400 sf home is available at $710k. In Glenmore 1520 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2078 sf is available at $529k and 1880 Graham Court with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 5064 sf is for sale at $712k. 3367 Marsden Point, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5195 sf home is priced at $759k, 3452 Devon Pines with 5 beds, 3.5 baths and 3887 sf is $615k and 1458 Bremberton Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2954 sf is available at $575k. Under contract in Glenmore is 3505 Wedgewood Court with 4 beds, 4 baths and 3675 sf at $523.9k, 3406 Piperfife Court with 4 beds, 4 baths and 3192 sf at 524.9k, 1545 Elgin Court with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5034 sf at $564.9k, 3101 Darby Road with 4 beds, 4 baths and 5105 sf at $1.149m and 3465 Darby Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3738 sf at $659k. 4868 Moriah Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2423 sf on 2.5 acres is under contract at $498k and 990 Holly Ridge Road with 4 beds, 3 baths and 2441 sf under contract at $234.9k 342 Echo Brook Lane with 4 beds, 3 baths, 5115 sf and 81 acres has sold for $775k. 4040 Fairway Drive a 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 4020 sf home on 2.8 lake acres listed at $999.5k sold for $995k. 105 acres on Stony Point Pass, listed at $500k sold for $480k. In Glenmore 3405 Piperfife Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3633 sf listed at $515k sold for $519k, 1332 Piper Way with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 3022 sf listed at $679k sold for $613k and there were happy days on Darby Road where #3120, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 4615 sf home listed at $729k sold for $610k, #3410 a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5116 sf home listed at $699k sold for $615k and #3464 a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5020 sf home listed at $639.9k sold for $635k. Reduced in Glenmore was 3376 Dunscroft Court, a 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 2668 sf home down from $511k to $489k, 1562 Heathrow Lane, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2997 sf home down from $649k to $569k, 3505 Wedgewood Court, a 4 bed, 4 bath, 3675 sf home down from $539k to $523k and 3219 Darby Road, a 6 bed, 5.5 bath, 6537 sf home down from 1.349m to $1.295m. Around the area 116 Distan Court, a 4 bed, 3 bath, 4062 sf home on 2.2 acres is down from $559k to $539k, 1570 St Johns Road, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 5450 sf home of 70 acres is down from $2.950m to $2.450 m and 21 acres on Fox Hunt Drive, Keswick Farms is down from $385k to $350k.

Two lovely field boot lamps have recently been donated to the Keswick Hunt Club by Laurie Holladay Interiors and Larry Tharpe in memory of Hugh Mötley, MFH and Stuart Burford, Caterer Extraordinaire.

Keswick Scene With the recent sale of Kesmont Farm, watch for the upcoming painting of the yellow fence!

Trapped Speed trap set up cop sitting at the entrance to Kinloch and then pulling them all over around the corner at Grace Church parking lot with a second cop car. Finally enforcement on Rt 231next No Trucks!!

Groundbreaking On Tuesday, March 7, at 9:00 AM, Albemarle County government officials joined community stakeholders at the official groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pantops Station 16.The ceremony took place at the future site of the new station, 656 Peter Jefferson Parkway. The program included remarks by Norman Dill, Vice Chair of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors; Doug Walker, Albemarle County Interim County Executive; Dan Eggleston, Albemarle County Fire Rescue Chief; and Jonathan Davis of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital.County Fire Rescue has identified the Pantops area as a priority for improved services as a result strong residential and commercial growth over the past several years. The Pantops area has a high volume of calls for service relative to population, largely driven by demographics – with over 600 dwelling units of progressive care, assisted living, and independent living, over a quarter of Pantops residents are over the age of 65. When calls for service originating from the Pantops area are received, crews from East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Department and surrounding departments respond. Due to long travel distance, and despite Pantops’ urban location, current response times to the Pantops area do not meet Fire Rescue’s urban response time goal of an average of five minutes. To begin to address this, in 2013 Fire Rescue received funding from the Board of Supervisors for three EMS positions to staff an ambulance at Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital during daytime hours. Pantops Station 16 will provide a permanent home for the existing daytime ambulance service at Pantops to better meet the needs of staff to respond to calls for service, and allow for future expansion of services.“Pantops Station 16 will be a true amenity for the Pantops Community,” said Dan Eggleston, Albemarle County Fire Rescue Chief. “The on-site provision of Emergency Medical Services offered at the new station will bring significant benefits to our residents and businesses.”Pantops Station 16 will be a 9,880 SF facility with three apparatus bays (two for fire engines or rescue vehicles and one for an ambulance or small rescue vehicle) and support facilities to accommodate 13 personnel, including office, training, equipment, and bunk space. The project was designed during 2016 with input from Fire Rescue personnel. Construction is expected to run from March 2017 thru March 2018. To ensure the project’s success, the Board of Supervisors directed the creation of a work group comprised of community representatives to develop the mission and vision for a station embedded in the community through intentional partnerships. The Land for the station was generously donated by Anne Worrell.

Save the Date The 8th Annual Grace Church Historic Farm Tour will be June 10 - 10am -4pm. They are excited to announce that they will hold the only sanctioned 4-H Show in Albemarle County which will be loads of fun for 4-H’rs from Albemarle, Greene, Fluvanna, Orange and Madison Counties. Grace will again host the Country Fair on the Church Grounds and there will be demonstrations and presentations at 6 additional farms as well as the Keswick Hunt Club. Tickets are $15 in advance/$20 day of (children 12 and under free).




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What: 7th Annual Grand Marquee Gala When: Friday, April 28th Gala 7:00PM Late Night 9:00PM

What: 5K Run & Remember When: Saturday, May 13, starting at 8 a.m. (registration begins at 6:30 a.m. Where: Keswick Hall For the 16th year, Keswick Hall, Golf Club & Estates will host the Run & Remember 5K, a walk/run to benefit Hospice of the Piedmont, on Saturday, May 13, starting at 8 a.m. The run is held in memory of Sally Carle, a beloved former Keswick resident and friend. Each year, proceeds from the race help Hospice of the Piedmont (HOP). $35 individual pre-registration or $40 day-of individual, $20 for virtual runner, $20 for children 12-18 years old, $15 for children under 12 years old. For further information:

What: Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon

Where: The Paramount Theater, . When: May 16th Charlottesville, VA Where: Montpelier The Paramount Theater invites you to join us at the 7th Annual Grand Marquee Gala for an unforgettable evening! This one-night-only black tie optional event, chaired by Gary & Tana Taylor and their family, brings retro-fresh Hollywood glam to Charlottesville, giving supporters a very different look at The Paramount. With dinner, dancing, a silent disco, a fabulous silent auction, and more, this is one of the most anticipated events of the season with the most unanticipated surprises! We encourage you to purchase your ticket early, as space is limited. In addition to patron tickets, we are excited to offer the “Late Night” party ticket again this year. The Late Night portion of the evening begins at 9:00PM and includes entertainment, dancing on the stage, drinks, and food. Ticket Pricing: $100 Late Night Ticket, $250 Individual Supporter Ticket, $500 Individual Patron Ticket*Includes parking and your name in the Gala’s program For more information about the event, to reserve your ticket, or inquire about exciting event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Rosemary Miller at 434.293.1010 or

The Montpelier Foundation will host the 12th annual Dolley Madison Legacy Luncheon May 16th at James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange. The luncheon has become a pillar of Montpelier’s work to preserve and furnish the Madison’s beloved home. Over the last eleven years, the luncheon has raised more than $665,000 to fund curatorial research, continue daily object conservation and assist with other important Montpelier projects. For further information on becoming a Patron of the luncheon please contact Karen Costello at 540.672.4370 or I

What: Eastminster Dog Show

When: May 17th, 6:00 PM registration- Dog Show starts at end of horse show Where: Keswick Hunt Club Horse Showgrounds Join us on Wednesday, May 17th for the Eastminster Dog Show! This fun-filled evening will feature over 5 doggie competitions, concessions, and so much more! All dogs neutered or spayed please. .

What: Karats & Cocktails What: Garden Week Conversation with Julia Reed When: Monday, April 24 6:30 PM Where : Monticello’s David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center Join us to celebrate the opening of Garden Week to hear author Julia Reed on Monday, April 24! The consummate hostess and go-to food and lifestyle expert, Reed will share her secrets on Southern entertaining. From spring garden lunches to Jefferson-themed dinner parties, she offers a feast of options for decorating and dining to set the mood for an unforgettable event. After the talk, Reed will sign copies of her books, including her latest, Julia Reed’s South: Spirited Entertaining and High-Style Fun All Year Long, the ultimate primer for every party-giver. Author of six books, Reed is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun and Elle Décor. She writes a column for Southern Living, and contributes to the Wall Street Journal. This event includes a private reception and book-signing to follow. The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open every Saturday this springApril 1-May 27, 10am-2pm! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. Knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions

What: Little Keswick Annual Charity Golf Tournament When: Monday, May 8th Where: Keswick Golf Club The 23rd Annual Little Keswick Day for Special Children Charity Golf Tournament is set for Monday, May 8th. Registration and Lunch begin at 10:30 a.m., with a Shotgun Start at 12:30 p.m. Participate in Contests around the Course for great prizes, and stay to attend a Dinner Buffet and Awards Ceremony at the completion of the tournament. Sign up as an individual player or as a foursome. Contact us to reserve your spot, as the field of golfers is expected to fill quickly! Sponsorship Opportunities and benefits are available at various levels, and we would love to have you join our efforts in making a difference in Special Education! Contact: By Email to or at (434) 989-6866. 7.

When: Thursday, May 18th Where: Keswick Hunt Club The 2016 Karats & Cocktails event will be held on Thursday, May 18, at the Keswick Hunt Club UVA Children’s Hospital is proud to return as the beneficiary of the 2017 Keswick Horse Show, which will run from May 17 – 21st. Now in its 113th year, the Keswick Horse Show is one of the most presitigious horse shows in the country. This year’s Karats & Cocktails event will feature an exclusive trunk show of Elizabeth Locke fine jewelry.

What: Keswick Fox Trot When: May 27th Where: Castalia Farm The Keswick Hunt Club invites you to participate in the 4th Annual Keswick Hunt Club Fox Trot on Saturday, May 27.The kids’ races start at 5:00PM with the 5K trail race beginning at 6:00PM. Runners, hikers, and walkers are equally encouraged to participate! After the event, please stick around for the complimentary post-race “Hunt Breakfast” and a wine tasting by Barboursville vineyard!5K Trail Race: a combination of cross-country and trail course with challenging hills. The Kids’ Mile: a cross-country course of about 1 mile. The Kids’ Scramble: a fun run around Castalia’s outdoor riding ring. Registration*: Online registration will close on May 20, 2017 at 11:55PM. American Express is not accepted.5K Runners/Walkers: $30 before May 21, $35 race dayKids’ Mile & Kids’ Scramble: FREE before May 21, $10 race day (Enter “FREEKID” in the Promo Box)*All 5K participants registered before May 20st, and the first 25 participants registered for either kids race (Kids’ Mile or Kids’ Scramble), will be guaranteed a t-shirt.


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Historic Virginia

Garden Week Historic Garden Week in Orange - "Antebellum Orange"

The beginning of Historic Garden Week dates to 1927,

when a flower show organized by the Garden Club of Virginia raised an impressive $7,000 to save trees planted by Thomas Jefferson on the lawn at Monticello. The Garden Club of Virginia operates as a non-profit organization comprised of 47 member clubs and 3,400 volunteers. Proceeds from Historic Garden Week fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic public gardens, provide graduate level research fellowships and a Garden Club of Virginia Centennial project with Virginia State Parks. Since the first statewide tour, over $17 million has been contributed to these worthwhile causes. Coming originally from England, early Virginians brought with them an inherent love of the land. They created splendid plantations with noble homes and handsome gardens. Without organized protection of this irreplaceable inheritance, the Garden Club of Virginia foresaw its inevitable destruction. Starting in 1929, they made it their most important work to preserve our state’s historic public gardens. From Monticello, Mount Vernon, Bacon’s Castle, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, to the State Arboretum in Winchester, to name just a few – a full diversity of gardens is represented in our projects. Since 1920 the Garden Club of Virginia has grown from eight founding clubs to 47 clubs with over 3,300 members. It is the coordinated efforts of these talented volunteers, along with the generosity of over 200 private home owners across our Commonwealth, who make Historic Garden Week possible. The Garden Club of Virginia’s horticultural programming and flower shows inspire one of Historic Garden Week’s greatest attractions, the world-class floral arrangements created by club members featured in every home on tour. We estimate over 2,300 will be created especially for Historic Garden Week this spring.

Saturday April 22nd, ticket Information (Ticket includes admission to all 5 properties.)Tickets: $35 pp. Available tour day only at Market at Grelen, 15091 Yager Road, Gordonsville. Advance Tickets: $30 pp at Available locally until noon on April 21 at Elmwood at Sparks and The Arts Center of Orange in Orange and at the Laurie Holladay Shop and Colonial Florist in Gordonsville. By mail through April 10. Checks payable to DMGC with a stamped, self-addressed, legal-sized envelope to: Jacque Johnson, 22386 Village Road, Unionville, VA 22567. $15 pp bag lunches from The Market at Grelen at www.themarketatgrelen. com. Orders required by April 17. Pick up between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. (540) 672-7268. This is a driving tour. Parking is available at The Market at Grelen, Monteith, Edgewood and Merriwood. Spotswood Lodge is only accessible by shuttle. Pick up at The Market at Grelen from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and drop off from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Market at Grelen is located at 15091 Yager Road, Gordonsville, 22942. Directions to Headquarters (The Market at Grelen), Maps will be available as part of the local brochure posted online at Also via a link at


18454 Monteith Farm Road, Gordonsville, 22942 The house, a two-story building over an English basement with a hipped roof, is thought to have been built by the local master builder Major William A. Jennings (c.1844). Built on an L-shaped plan, the brick structure retains most of the original Greek Revival woodwork including the marbleized mantels. Painted to resemble real stone, this technique was popular in the mid-1800s. Noteworthy is the “maiden staircase” which prevented slaves from entering the front of the house; they had to enter through a door that led to the roof. False win-

dows, apparent from the exterior, are placed to maintain symmetry. The property includes a slave cemetery and a civil war encampment. The current owners have worked to restore the landscape and create a wildlife and pollinator habitat through reforestation. Twenty acres of fallow fields were converted to wildflower and native, warm-season grass meadows. The surrounding area includes a peony and herbaceous border, a secret fountain garden, a formal boxwood-walled herb and tea garden, plus a Greek Revival chicken coop with vegetable and cutting gardens. The Passarellos are committed to preserving local native plant and vegetable varieties as well as keeping rare and North American Heritage breed chickens. Carla and Kevin Passarello, owners.

Edgewood Miller Farm:

5291 Scuffletown Road, Barboursville, 22923 Built by William F. Brooking in 1852 and constructed by Jennings, this brick house is two stories over an English basement with two large rooms on each floor. There is a hall and stairs running inside the front of the house. Closed shutters on the west side are false windows. This is similar to the design of Monteith in nearby Gordonsville and used to balance to the exterior. A front porch and frame expansion to the back of the home are 20th- and 21st-century additions. The kitchen was added by previous owners and renovated in 2011. The Millers added a high-tech media room in the English basement and updated many of the outbuildings on the property, including a guest house with an indoor/outdoor stone fireplace, a sunken garden and a garage with an office above it designed in the French Country style. They designed and constructed the chicken palace, too. A state-of-the-art horse barn is home to sport horses that are boarded and trained, as well as three thoroughbred rescue horses. Outside the main house is a brick oval patio surrounded by raised beds. Up the hill to the left is a deer-proof, raised-bed garden. Everything from from tomatoes, lettuces, raspberries, blackberries



“Views of the Blue Ridge: Country Homes & Gardens”:

Sunday, April 23, 2017 Tour 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. features five properties northwest of Charlottesville along Ridge and Garth Roads: Southfield, Choill Mhor, Midway, The Laing House and Fox Ridge Farm. There are a variety of architectural styles, gardens and landscape designs that all take advantage of the back-drop of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


and beans are grown there organically. To the right is the field garden, which contains even more vegetables. The 243-acre property is in conservation easement and contains a new greenhouse. Barbara and David Miller, owners.


A 12384 Merriewood Drive , Somerset The original section is a brick house built in 1856 by Major William A. Jennings, who built many houses in the area. In this elegant structure, his own residence, Jennings constructed a commanding version of the Greek Revival style. Restored to his original floor plan, the rooms in this section are just as they were in the 19th century. Doors, glass, window molding and decorative carvings are intact. Of interest is the Jennings family graveyard located on the property. In 1998 the current owners commissioned William Ryall, a New York architect, to design a frame addition. The new wing is lightfilled and airy, and complements the original house. Furnishings include family pieces, as well as a mix of English and American antiques. In the music room is a noteworthy Sheraton secretary that belonged to Mrs. Collins’ great-great-grandfather and a Steinway grand piano from the Manhattan townhouse of Mr. Collins’ great-grandfather, which was a Christmas present to his daughter in 1888. A portrait of Mrs. Collins’ greatgreat-great-grandmother hangs above the mantel in the dining room; three portraits of Mrs. Collins’ great-aunt show her as a child, as an 18-year-old, and as a Red Cross nurse in World War I. A charming playhouse on the grounds is furnished as a child’s kitchen. Charles J. Stick designed the garden viewed from the first-floor addition. James Collins and Virginia Donelson Collins, owners.

Spotswood Lodge:

16280 Blue Ridge Turnpike. Gordonsville, 22942 Set on an 11-acre property with a pond in front, the traditionally styled main house has been added onto multiple times but the exact date of construction is unknown. The original one-over-one (the current dining room and one of the upstairs bedrooms) is the oldest part of the house and probably dates to the late 1700s. The main house and cottage has eight bedrooms, seven full baths and numerous living spaces. Originally a single-family home, and later a B&B, the property was purchased by the owners of The Market At Grelen and renovated to be a farm rental for Grelen brides and others visiting the area. The interiors were re-designed by Leslie Gregg, co-owner of The Market. New bluestone and brick paving and natural fieldstone walls were added to enhance the yard. Overgrown boxwood around the foundation have been replaced with trees and shrubs to soften the house while not blocking its view from the road. The acer triflorum, or “Three-Flower Maple,” in front of house to left of front porch displays beautiful color in autumn. Dan and Leslie Gregg, owners.

TheGarden Only The gardens on Southfield’s twenty acres offer a plethora of unique trees, shrubs and perennials. The original one-story home was designed by Thomas Craven in 1982, and patterned after an English manor house. The current owners, who moved here in 1999, have added the outbuildings, the hardscaping, the gardens and the infinity-edged pool. The gardens extend in all directions from the buildings into the largely wooded property, save for the open, pastoral south-facing view to the Blue Ridge in the distance. They were integrated, bed by bed, over the past 17 years into the hardwood and understory trees and azaleas that surround the original house. The owner, a self-proclaimed plant collector, has large collections of unusual native and non-native woodland plants, winter flowering shrubs, flowering trees, Japanese maples and spring flowering bulbs. Paths meander through the woods, and around the house, where whimsical statuary and water features appear at various turns. The extensive informal woodland gardens are augmented by a formal walled parterre garden and innumerable pots and tropicals that extend summer interest. Cathy and Chris Kramer, owners.

Choill Mhor:

Named “great woods” in Gaelic, this English Country Manor home, set on fifty acres just off Garth Road, was built in 2005. The current owners purchased the property in 2014, and immediately set to work on creating gardens and adding dozens of native trees. A new driveway and new bluestone walk up to the front entrance welcome you to the home with a fabulous view of the Blue Ridge mountains from the front door straight through to the back of the house. Perennial gardens were created within the existing brick structure incorporating a traditional boxwood parterre design. Native perennials add year-round interest, and include hellebores, Virginia bluebells, amsonia ,19 peonies in the spring, and baptisia, brunnera, leucanthemum, nepeta, calamintha and a variety of hydranga for continued bloom through the summer and fall. The driveway leading up to the red brick and slate roof house is lined with garden beds added to attract birds, bees and butterflies. Hellebores, plumbago, sweet woodruff, and fringe trees were planted. Dozens of new dogwoods and redbuds supplement the landscape graced by white and red oaks, tulip poplars and magnolias, as well as thousands of daffodils, narcissus and camissia. The formal entry and living room take advantage of natural light streaming in the many windows and french doors. The classic British conservatory serves as a dining room and opens the view to the grand allee through woods to the pond and mountains in the distance. The living room terrace and kitchen terrace provide outdoor entertaining areas and an opportunity to enjoy the gardens in the back of the house. A shade garden filled with ferns and spring ephemerals and many varieties of Bleeding Hearts flourishes under an old oak tree while a pollinator garden blooms all summer under the large oak to the west. While the owners left many acres of the hardwood forest untouched, they added several footpaths to enjoy the great woods at Choill Mhor. Midway An Albemarle county property with extensive Blue Ridge Mountain


views, Midway features a farmhouse that dates back to the early 19th century. After receiving a land grant of 715 acres from George II, John Rodes came to Albemarle County in 1749 and the Rodes family remained on the property, adding on to the original farmhouse, well into the 1800s. At the time, Midway was a prosperous hemp, flax and tobacco plantation. Interesting architectural features of the house, dominated by a long two-story gallery, include Flemish-bond brickwork on the façade of the east wing, the mouse-tooth cornice and stepped parapets with corbeled shoulders. The present kitchen wing was added around 1930, replacing what may have been the original 18th century portion of the house. In 1936, a formal garden was laid out based on a design by Charles Gillette. By the late 1980s, the garden had matured beyond its prime and the property’s new owners replanted it according to Gillette’s original plans. One highlight is the roses, which bloom in a continuum of intense to pale color, as recorded in the original blueprint. Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Kelly, owners

The Laing House:

Located down a wooded drive off Ridge Road, this debut property is a Georgian-influenced “American Country Home.” Custom built in 2007, the painted grey brick house with shake shingle roof overlooks the Moorman’s River. Each light-filled room takes full advantage of the extensive western views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, as do the swimming pool and surrounding gardens. Inside the home, visitors are drawn through the central hallway into the living room and toward the mountain views beyond the blue slate terrace. Artifacts and furnishings collected by the owners during their many years of living in Asia and England include Asian antique furnishings and objets d’art, as well as some of the owner’s own Oriental brushwork paintings. Informal gardens surround the home and wider landscape with many seasonal flowering varieties. The owners have added continually to the gardens over the past nine years, while also salvaging and replanting some of the original material from the previous owner’s gardens, including Japanese maples and azaleas. Springs bulbs such as daffodils, tulips, lilies and crocus add splashes of color to the boxwood and other greenery. A doubleblossom dogwood can be found amid the property’s 30 acres, many of which are wooded. A new stable and barn were added in 2010. Mr. and Mrs. Donald Laing, III, owners.

Fox Ridge:

Set on 280 acres with extensive Blue Ridge Mountain views, Fox Ridge is an active equestrian farm, which visitors will notice immediately upon arrival. There are cross-country horse jumps in the front field, a Hunter riding ring, and a 20-stall working barn with close to a dozen horses in residence. The property, like others in the area, is part of the Farmington Hunt Club territory. Further along the tree-lined driveway is Quaker Cottage, the central portion of which is a log cabin that dates back to the 1800s. Next to the cottage, which is currently used as a guest house, is a small cemetery with two graves from 1797, nine unmarked graves, and a Williamsburg-inspired garden. The driveway winds past a small apple orchard and around a very large oak to the main house, a Neo-Georgian red brick home with slate roof. Built in 1945 and remodeled in 2015, the home is decorated with local art. One highlight in the dining room is the Venetian plaster walls installed by a local craftsman. Gardens on the property include a boxwood parterre garden, a vegetable garden, and a boxwood allee with flowering bulbs and shrubs. Planters surround the pool and lower terrace. Hellebores, hostas, daffodils, and lily of the valley line the side driveway.

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Foxhunters Speak Interviews and Photographs by Mary Motley Kalergis - Drawings by R. E. Lee Gildea Jr. Mary Motley Kalergis spent years traveling to hunt clubs all over America with her camera and tape recorder to create an oral history of American foxhunting. Some of the best portraits and interviews were made right here around the Keswick Hunt Club. The Southwest Mountains have rung with the foxhound’s cry for hundreds of years and our local residents have some colorful stories to tell. Former MFH of Keswick, Hugh Motley, always said., “If there are fifty people out hunting, they are out for fifty different reasons”. The fifty people interviewed in Foxhunters Speak: An Oral History of American Foxhunting prove that point with over 2000 years of foxhunting experience between them. Jake Carle, MFH when Hugh Motley was a boy whipping- in for KHC, talks about being a boy hunting behind Andrew Branham, and later whipping- in for Bobby Coles, who used to drop the tailgate and let those Keswick hounds hunt themselves. Today, Roger Gibson keeps the tradition of night hunting alive, where huntsmen use their ears and feet (or trucks) to follow the hounds. Local Lee Gildea, whose home property, Millwood, “has been in the family since we stole it from the Indians in 1732,” says, ”Country people used to have hounds like they’d have a television today.”

Fifty people who have dedicated their lives to the sport of horse and hound Melvin Poe Charley Matheson John Coles Jake Carle Hugh Motley Tony Gammell Al Schneck Hugh Robards Ellie Wood Baxter Tom Bishop JB & Mary Scott Birdsall Marty & Daphne Wood Tony Leahy Ben Hardaway Tot Goodwin Mason & Mary Lu Lampton Marvin Beeman Albert Poe Bert Poole Sandy Dixon Tommy Lee Jones Bobby & Susie Ashcom Jordan Hicks Larry Pitts Marion Thorne Iona Pillion Douglas Wise -Stuart Gus Forbush Billy Dodson Charlie Brown Roger Gibson Robert E Lee Gildea Larry Jenkins Barclay Rives Lizzie Rives Sally Lamb Andrew Barclay Ned Halle Sheila Jackson Brown Colin Smith Connor Hankin Rita Mae Brown Maureen Britell Lynn Lloyd

Keswick’s full moon hilltopping picnics in the summertime used to listen to hounds hunt the ridges, while families enjoyed the camaraderie in the soft summer air. Bobby Coles’ son, John, who whipped- in with Hugh as a boy, is now Master of Orange County Hunt, where the traditions and protocols of foxhunting are all properly observed. Keswick still keeps the tradition of holding their opening meet at the Coles’ family home, Cloverfields, as they have since the hunt club began. John Coles describes his childhood at Cloverfields as, “You either went hunting, or you stayed home by yourself while your parents and brothers and sisters were out having fun without you.” Today those traditions are still carried on to the younger generation. Lizzie Rives talks about hunting at her father Sandy and Uncle Barclay’s side as a child and how after she goes to vet school, she wants to be a whipper-in herself one day. She says, “You learn so much about hunting when you get to ride with a whip. You can ride in the field for a long time and not know that knowledge (of the whips) because you’re so busy paying attention to the horses in front of and behind you.” After reading the collective experiences of these fifty people who have dedicated their lives to the sport of horse and hound, you’ll certainly know a lot more about what goes on when a huntsman casts the foxhounds in a covert. In the words of the author, “There really is no such thing as a bad day of foxhunting because no two days are ever alike and the anticipation of the chase focuses the mind and makes you grateful to be alive. No matter what is going on in your life outside of the day’s meet, once the hounds open up and you’re rolling cross country in hot pursuit, all of life’s problems fade, and you experience the thrill of being fully present to the task at hand. The sights, sounds, and scents are a feast for the senses and nourish the soul. You aren’t just observing the natural world; you are a part of it.” The book is dedicated to Hugh Motley and in the introduction Mary talks about how much influence he had on her. I wish he was here to share the book with me. Go to to order a copy from Mary before they are available in stores. To see more excerpts from the book and purchase signed copies of Foxhunters Speak from the author, go to the secure website

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Hugh Motley, The book is dedicated to Hugh Motley

and in the introduction Mary talks about how much influence he had on her Roger Gibson keeps the tradition of night hunting alive, where huntsmen use their ears and feet (or trucks) to follow the hounds. John Coles, John, who whipped- in with Hugh as a boy, is now Master of Orange County Hunt, where the traditions and protocols of foxhunting are all properly observed. Lee Gildea, Lee Gildea’s whimsical line drawings, along with Mary’s photographs and some wonderful old vintage photos of days gone by, illustrate each interview in the book .

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The Truth About the Sun Coming Up BY TONY VANDERWARKER

One hears nonsense from would be ex-

perts and so-called “scientists” all the time. They claim they are following rigorous discipline but often it is no more than holding a finger to the wind and saying whatever comes to mind. "The sun comes up every day in the morning," is a prime example, another pseudo-scientific theory that threatens our democratic way of life. First, the sun's rising is arbitrary, it may come up in New York at 7:38, but appear at Sri Lanka ten hours earlier. And if there is a thunderstorm, the sun may not show up at all. That's the Lord’s way and for anyone to make a blanket statement like the sun comes up every day in the morning is not only creating a false reality but threatening the very foundations of our Christian society. The sun comes up if and when the Almighty wants it to and doesn't conform to any artificial constructs advanced by liberal scientists. The reality is this: one must embrace the fact that while the first rays of sunlight may show in Iowa at 6:42 AM, months later it may climb over the horizon at 8:27. If that isn't arbitrary, I don't know what is and anyone who believes differently not only does not accept the divine

order but is also one brick shy of a load.

turn and proceed to your destination”.

I call these misguided people "One Brickers"—“one-bees” for short (rhymes with wanna-be’s). They refuse to accept fact and instead peddle absurdist theories like the groundhog as a predictor of the seasons and stepping on sidewalk cracks as harbingers of bad news for your mother’s back. C'mon, folks, let's get real. I unfortunately live in a country of onebees and know them all too well.

See what I mean? Obfuscating theories getting in the way of just plain fact-that’s the way these self-styled know-italls work.

These are people who when you ask them a simple question like: “Why did the chicken cross the road?” they give you a bunch of gobbledegook like, “Well, the answer depends on what kind of road it is. If its asphalt, then the answer would be “The chicken crossed the road because they enjoy walking on bituminous surfaces.” And the malarkey doesn’t stop there. They’ll go on to tell you that if it is a dirt road, the chicken crossed it for no good reason at all since chickens have anomalous trichromatic vision and can’t tell grass from gravel. That’s the one-bee BS for you—when every American with their head screwed on right knows that the chicken crossed the road because its GPS said, “Make a left

Here’s another stupefying example I picked up from hanging with one-bees. These “geniuses” will tell you: “An apple does not fall far from the tree.” Can you believe that? What about during a tornado? C’mon, cyclones have flung apples miles away from the tree they came from. Squirrels can pick them up and carry them off. Crows too—they love apples. In fact, from my experience, you seldom find apples under the tree, you find them most often in the produce section of the supermarket. So the statement should be revised to read, “An apple does not appear by magic at the A&P, it is transported there by Teamsters and placed in displays by produce department employees for people to buy and enjoy.” Here’s another doozy: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” That’s one you hear all the time from one-bees. As if you can cut a house in half and expect the two halves to stand. Hell, they’ll col-

lapse in a big pile and they’ll be dust and rubble all over the place. Back to apples for one final example: An over-educated smart alec will tell you “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Now how stupid is that? Just try putting an apple in front of the door and see if that keeps the doctor out! Now if you took 365 days worth of apples, you probably could build a big enough pile to stop anyone from opening the door. Or, if you took fifty days worth of apples and catapulted them at the doctor as he got out of his car, you probably could give him pause. So let’s revise the statement to read, “Apples can be an effective weapon against trespassing doctors.” See how applying a little scientific method can cut through the confusion and lack of clarity in this world and help us to see things as they really are? Now go eat your apple before the sun goes down and your house splits in two.

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LIFE, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Doreen Dickie a Force For Good BY MARY MORONY

After a brief illness, Doreen Dickie joined

the ranks of the angels on March 10th. Without a shred of doubt, our loss is heaven's gain. Gregarious by nature, Doreen loved people. You could tell by the way her eyes lite up and the way she hugged you with that big heart of hers. Anytime I had the pleasure of an encounter; I walked away with a lighter brighter step. Nor am I alone in this feeling, she left a swath of smiles in her wake like Tinker Bell and stardust. If an equal measure like at Disney World: Not this tall? Can't ride the ride- exists at the Pearly Gates I imagine it will be something akin to the way Doreen lived her life. The bonnie Scot epitomized geniality and good humor. She left everyone with the sense when parting of having left a dear friend. And dear, she was too! Who wouldn't be endowed with twinkling blue eyes, and dimples? That charming Scottish lilt that made everything she said sound even more delightful! How the town of Aberdeen allowed the Dickie family to leave is anyone's guess. Scotland's loss is our gain. Economics were bleak in their native Scotland in the early seventies before the oil boom. Bill and Doreen sought a better life. Having seen the world as a merchant marine Bill knew what he wanted for his family. He narrowed his search for a new home to Australia, Canada, or The United States. There were few kith and ken to leave behind. An offer from West Virginia to manage a cattle and sheep farm cinched the deal. The couple took a huge leap of faith and accepted the job. There next opportunity to landed us in Albermarle county.

So grieve a while for me if grieve you must Then let your grief be comforted by trust. It's only for a while that we must part So bless those memories in your heart. I won't be far away for life goes on. So if you need me, call and I will come. Mama Dickie’s hugs are the stuff of legends. When enveloped in her loving arms all was right with the world. It matter not what calamity might have driven you to seek her sheltering arms. She sharpened her hugging skills as a pediatric nurse for twenty- three years. With the possibility of having such a nurse, getting sick doesn't seem like such a bad thing. When grown her patients brought their children back to meet their caretaker. They wanted their children to experience her tender embrace. That love went both ways. Mum Dickie often checked in with her former patients, as well, with a

card or a call from out of the blue. Doreen, tipped off by angels, intuited those in need. Be it an ear, flowers from her garden or shortbread cookies, she provided them all. We can all be grateful that she stamped her family with her values. Joy, gratitude for life, smarts, and a volunteering work ethic are family traits. Oh, and sparkling blue eyes. No one in the family shirks hard work and sharing the wealth of their mother's wisdom. Thanks to their mother's tutelage, each one of her children pursues a life of service.

As the publisher of albemarle Magazine, Alison is always on the lookout to give non-profits a leg up. Bill Dickie is the manager of Plain Dealing Farm has served on the board of the Albemarle County Fair for years. Alison credits him for roping her into working at the fair for at least as many years as her brother. We have to share the bounty of such a family with other communities. Boston is lucky to count Lesley Dickie as a resident. How could you not feel safer knowing one of Doreen's offspring is a vice president at Raytheon. That would be Lesley. She takes responsibility for eight hundred fortunate employees. The youngest of the clan Alan is the owner of Dickie Hauling. He lives in Nelson County and is active as a fire and rescue volunteer when he's not working with people in need. Th watched their mother throw herself into her passions and have followed suit. The nationalization of the Dickie family at Monticello was one of the most moving on record. Even in death Doreen Dickie continues to give to her adopted land. She left us with a magnificent family to carrying on her largess and a standard for all to aspire. A Celebration of Life is planned for April at King Family Vineyard. Because of Doreen's love for children, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Doreen's memory to Kate's Club, attn.: Rachel Ezzo, Development Director, 1190 W. Druid Hills Drive NE, Suite T-80, Atlanta, GA 30329, or Foothills Child Advocacy Center, 1106 East High Street, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22902,

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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello presented their highest honors, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law, Citizen Leadership, and Global Innovation during their joint Founder’s Day activities.The awards are presented jointly by UVA, which he founded in Charlottesville in 1819, and by the Foundation, the independent, nonprofit organization that owns and operates his home, Monticello.

The 2017 recipients are: Loretta Lynch,

The first AfricanAmerican female attorney general in U.S. history, known for her impressive career prosecuting cases involving narcotics, violent crimes, public corruption and civil rights. Loretta E. Lynch was sworn in as the 83rd attorney general of the United States by Vice President Joe Biden on April 27, 2015, becoming the first African-American woman to hold the post. President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Lynch on Nov. 8, 2014.Her father, a pastor, spurred her fascination with the legal system by taking her as a young girl to watch proceedings at the courthouse in Durham, North Carolina. He and her mother, an English teacher and librarian, instilled in her a love of learning and a passion for public service. Lynch received her A.B., cum laude, from Harvard College in 1981, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1984, where she was an adviser to the first-year moot court competition and a member of the Legal Aid Bureau and Harvard Black Law Students Association. In 2010, Obama asked Lynch to resume her leadership of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn. Under her direction, the office successfully prosecuted numerous corrupt public officials, terrorists, cybercriminals and human traffickers, among other important cases.Lynch enjoys spending her free time with her husband, Stephen Hargrove, and their two children.



founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project, chef, author, food activist, founder and owner of Chez Panisse Restaurant in Berkeley, California, who has championed local, sustainable agriculture for more than four decades. In 1995 she founded the Edible Schoolyard Project, which advocates for a free school lunch for all children and a sustainable food curriculum in every public school. Since 2002, Waters has been vice president of Slow Food International, an organization committed to inspiring individuals and communities to change the world through “food that is good, clean and fair for all.” She conceived and helped create the Yale Sustainable Food Project in 2003 and the Rome Sustainable Food Project

at the American Academy in Rome in 2007. Her numerous honors include election as a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2007; the Harvard Medical School’s Global Environmental Citizen Award, which she shared with former United Nations chief Kofi Annan in 2008; and her induction into the French Legion of Honor in 2010. In 2015 President Obama awarded her a National Humanities Medal, proving that eating is a political act, and that the table is a powerful means to social justice and positive change. Waters is the author of 15 books, including New York Times bestsellers “The Art of Simple Food I & II” and “The Edible Schoolyard: A Universal Idea.”In 2012, she prepared a meal at Monticello in celebration of Jefferson’s legacy as a farmer and as our most famously epicurean president. “I really feel like, buried in the ground here, are all the values of our democracy, and we have to dig them up and eat them,” Waters said.

N.R. Narayana Murthy, Indian entrepreneur and visionary leader who founded and grew Infosys into an information technology powerhouse through the design and implementation of the global delivery model for outsourcing services. In 1981, Narayana Murthy founded Infosys, a global software consulting company headquartered in Bangalore. He served as Infosys’s CEO from 1981 to 2002, as chair and chief mentor from 1981 to 2011, and as chair emeritus from August 2011 to May 2013. Under his leadership, Infosys was listed on NASDAQ in 1999. In 2012, Fortune magazine listed him among the “12 greatest entrepreneurs of our time,” and The Economist ranked him among the 10 most-admired global business leaders in 2005. In 2014, he was ranked 13th among CNBC’s 25 global business leaders who have made maximum impact on society during the last 25 years. Murthy is ranked among the top 10 of the Financial Times’ list of “Business pioneers in technology,” published in March 2015. He is the first Indian winner of Ernst and Young’s World Entrepreneur of the Year award.Murthy is a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He received the 2012 Hoover Medal. The Tech Museum in San Jose, California awarded him the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award in 2012. He received the 2007 Ernst Weber Medal from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, USA.Murthy has been awarded the Legion d’honneur by the government of France, the CBE by the British government and the Padma Vibhushan by the government of India.Murthy articulated, designed and implemented the “global delivery model,” which became the foundation for the huge success in IT services outsourcing from India. Having led key corporate governance initiatives in India, he also is an IT adviser to several Asian countries.

Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara, Irish founders and directors of Grafton Architects, renowned for their creative and visionary academic and educational buildings. Both are graduates of University College Dublin, fellows of the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland, International Honorary Fellows of the Royal Institute of British Architects and elected members of Aosdána, the eminent Irish Art organization.Both partners began teaching at the University College of Dublin in 1976 and are currently full professors of architecture at the Academia di Mendrisio in Switzerland and adjunct professors at University College Dublin. They jointly held the Kenzo Tange Chair at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 2010 and the Louis Kahn Chair at Yale University in 2011. They have taught and lectured widely throughout Europe and in the United States. As founding partners of Grafton Architects, Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have built an international award-winning practice that has made substantial contributions to culture and education and have embodied their values in profound works of architecture,” said Ila Berman, dean of the University of Virginia School of Architecture, which co-sponsors the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Architecture. “Their investment in re-imagining a contemporary version of Thomas Jefferson’s Academical Village has been exemplified in projects such as the University of Technology and Engineering campus in Lima, Peru and the Universita Luigi Bocconi – each outstanding examples of the capacity of architecture to contribute ] to the making of public space in service to society as a whole.”

The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University, which grants no honorary degrees. They recognize achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard.


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ON EXHIBIT Andre AndrePater: Pater:In InaaSporting SportingLight Light

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A Solitary Experience I had only four days to fish, and was eager to

start. As I headed east from the lodge toward the river, the sun had just cleared the horizon, but was already brilliant in a cloudless blue sky. Another typical Rocky Mountain day in the high desert. The glare disrupted my vision until the towering cliffs blocked the light source when I turned onto the seven-mile access road to descend to the water. It had been more than five years since my previous visit and I was, perhaps naively, surprised to find that the entire road was now paved. Rabbits were scampering everyplace, mostly cottontails, with a few jackrabbits interspersed. Do they favor pavement over dirt, or had I just forgotten that they would be there? A red fox crossed in front of my car, no doubt dreaming of hasenpfeffer. I rounded a bend and the lovely river came into view. Another bend, and I saw the Little Hole parking lot. OMG! It had been expanded and, it too, was completely paved. Room for at least forty cars I’d guess, though nearly empty at this early hour. I pulled up to the ranger’s booth, and greeted the attendant, a cheerful looking lady. “Good morning. Beautiful day. What’s the damage for parking?” “My, isn’t it a beautiful day and better still, you’re gonna get a bargain. Four dollars for all day, or ten dollars for four days. The permit’s also good for the lot at the dam.” “What a deal! I’ll take the four days. Where are all the fishermen?” “My gosh, it’s not even eight o’clock. Just wait an hour or two. They’ll be here. Always are. More than you’ll want.” Wanting none save myself, I couldn’t disagree. The Green River rises in the Wind River mountain range in northeastern Wyoming, then flows south and enters Utah in the State’s southeast northeast corner (yes, Utah has two northeast corners), meanders east into Colorado for a short distance, returns to Utah and eventually joins the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park, after flowing for 730 miles. The Wyoming section of the Green was always a great trout river, but the canyon section in Utah was too warm to support trout, until the completion of the Flaming Gorge Dam in 1964 (named after the most beautiful of the four red canyons that the dam filled) created a new trout fishing section after the river emerges from the bottom of the dam. The dam is impressive – about 500 feet high, 1,300 feet wide, with a reservoir behind it that’s over 90 miles long. From the dam, the river flows cold and clear for about 25 miles, through spectacular red canyons in the upper section, before reverting to its original condition as a muddy desert river (much of the mud flows in from tributaries) that cannot support trout. It continues through the Dinosaur National Monument, a recreational rafting section that is popular for viewing spectacular canyons, full of Native American petroglyphs and numerous signs of dinosaur activity. The confluence of the eponymously colored Green and the dirt brown Colorado, rivers that are roughly equal in size,

BY CHARLES THACHER viewed from an overlook 1,000 feet above, was first described in 1869 by renowned western explorer John Wesley Powell. It is an unforgettable sight - a just reward for a hot and dry 6-mile hike through the desert. But today I was bent on trout fishing. I thanked the lot attendant, parked, donned my vest and boots, and assembled my rod. I had no waders, since half of my luggage missed the flight out, but no matter, July was a perfect time to wade wet. On Sunday, the guides can’t float with their clients on the seven miles of the Green River from the dam downstream to Little Hole, so I elected to walk upstream. The trail from Little Hole to the dam through the deep canyon provides the only foot access to the seven miles. It’s easy walking and stays close to the water, with a marker at every mile indicating how far you’ve come. I walked briskly, wearing imaginary blinders, accepting that I lacked the willpower to examine the water without wetting a line, and inspired by recalling the size of the parking lot and the attendant’s warning about how many anglers would be coming. Before nine o’clock I reached a spot that I recalled fondly from past trips, roughly a mile and a half from the parking lot, where the river forms a large eddy about ten yards off the bank. Figuring that I would now be out of range of most of the anglers coming behind me, I began to fish. Trout love eddies, which trap insects in their circulating currents, and there were several nice brown trout hanging out just under the surface waiting for some natural insects to appear. I caught one, then moved on. For about eight hours I worked my way upstream, fishing familiar water, for over a mile. It was a glorious day, temperature in the mid-70s, and nary a cloud showed up. And the physical beauty of that section, with its massive red cliffs and crystal clear rapids and pools reflecting a markedly green hue, is unsurpassed by any river that I have fished. The pines and small willows along the river were full of cicadas, even though it was about a month since they had crawled out of the ground, and once the sun warmed them up, their constant chirping drowned out most other noises along the river. I have rarely seen a cicada actually floating on the Green, but ever since I first came to the river over 20 years earlier, a large dry fly imitating a cicada has been an effective attractor pattern. Unlike a grasshopper, a cicada immediately becomes comatose when it hits cold water. The fish know that cicadas cannot escape, so they rise to take the angler’s artificial cicadas very slowly and deliberately, creating much anticipation whether the fish decides to eat or not. Throughout the day, I used only dry flies - mainly cicada patterns - and caught a couple of nice fish every hour. A fine day. Not like the catching pace of my earliest trips here, but what river, or most anything else, is as good as we remember? An occasional recreational boat passed by me, but it’s a wide river and they moved to the other side, well out of my casting range. I was pleased to not see another wade fisherman in the upper stretch of the river. On the return walk to my car, I encountered the

first angler near the one-mile marker, and then perhaps thirty or so more spread out all the way to the parking lot. Frankly, that’s not a lot of fishing pressure for a large river that reputedly averages over 5,000 fish per mile, and where fish hold in all types of water. But, it’s not the experience that I seek. On the second morning, I followed the river trail downstream from Little Hole for a couple of miles, which requires climbing about five hundred feet up a hill to get around some cliffs that hug the river and make streamside walking or wading impossible. After re-uniting with the riverbank, I fished downstream for more than a mile, catching about as many nice trout on dry flies as the previous day. This section of the river is more open, has fewer trees near the banks, and thus fewer cicadas. In the late afternoon in a large flat pool, there was a prolific hatch of tiny cream-colored mayflies, and the fish were rising to them eagerly. I had not anticipated encountering such flies, and I found only one fly in my boxes (I carry many hundreds) that was matched the size and color, though not the shape, of the naturals – a size 22 (about 1/6th inch long) midge pattern. Immediately a nice fish took the fly, and broke my 7x (about 2-lb test) tippet when I carelessly struck too hard. After that, as the hatch continued for over an hour, I tried more than a dozen other flies, resulting in lots of anticipation by me, but total rejection by the fish. Despite my late failures, it was another near perfect day in beautiful surroundings. Only three guided boats passed me and, once again, I did not see another fisherman on foot. Enticed by the prospect of some rising fish and, as I am wont to do, favoring hope over experience, I returned to the same section on the third day, again fishing all day in solitude. The late afternoon hatch returned along with my inability to solve it, since the fly shop had no tiny cream mayflies for sale. But throughout the day lots of fish that weren’t rising came to large chernobyl hopper that looked unlike any creature living in the area or, I suppose, on the planet. I saw a few of the Mormon crickets that inhabit this section of the river. In the copper-colored variety, it is an unusually large and ugly bug. Many times I have tossed them in the water to float over feeding fish and not one has ever been eaten. It’s frustrating to this non-tier of flies that the local fly shops continue to inveigle anglers by selling big flies that match this grotesque creature, rather than the delicate and apparently delicious tiny mayflies. On my fourth and last day, I drove to the parking lot at the dam, descended the steep switchbacked trail for about 500 feet to the river, and followed it downstream toward Little Hole for over a mile. It is claimed that the first mile of river below the dam has over 15,000 trout. I didn’t count them, but can attest that there are plenty. This section has numerous eddies and foam lines harboring nice fish, but they are almost all tight to the bank, as is the trail. If someone else is fishing ahead of you, many of the best


fish will have been spooked, so I arrive early in the morning or the game is not worth the candle. Fortunately, for the fourth day in a row I did not encounter a single wading angler, and I caught some of the largest fish of my trip. When I first fished the Green, rainbows were the most prevalent type of trout, but browns, brook trout, two varieties of cutthroats, and cutbows, a rainbow-cutthroat hybrid, also came to the net. On this trip it was about 75% browns and the rest rainbows. I have no idea what has happened to the other varieties, but I missed seeing their brilliant colors. The Green is one of those big Western rivers, the mention of which to other anglers is often followed by groans and grousing about overcrowding and overfishing. Others that come to mind are the San Juan, Missouri, Madison and Henrys Fork. In fact, these are all very popular and are heavily fished, but primarily within several hundred yards of a parking area, or by floaters who rarely step out of the boat and who will usually move to the other side of the river to avoid wading anglers. My experience is that, on any of these rivers, even in the peak season, if you are willing to walk a mile or so you can fish all day in relative solitude. Like many anglers, I’m a social creature who is often happiest fishing alone. I don’t know why. To avoid a competitive situation, or to not be embarrassed by bad technique or bad catching? Perhaps subconsciously, but I don’t think of fly-fishing as a competitive activity, nor do most experienced anglers with whom I have fished. Is it to have the best spots on the river to myself? There’s probably something to that but, frankly, sharing a large river with other anglers leaves plenty of opportunity for enjoyment and success. In fact, if I spent less time walking and more time standing and observing, I have no doubt that I would catch more and larger fish. There are pools on some rivers that I have fished frequently that I think of as “my pools”. They may not be the best pools on the river, but they have been good to me, either because they play on my fantasies by appearing to be perfect trout pools, or because they have shown me memorable fish or fish hooked in a memorable way. My recollections of such pools are more clearly etched if I first came upon them while alone – certainly without a guide. When I travel to a river only to find a stranger already fishing one of “my pools”, it is a deflating experience indeed. I can’t explain it, and it seems juvenile, but it is what it is and I don’t expect it to change. But back to the Green. It’s a lovely river in a spectacular setting with more than ten miles of water accessible solely by walking or boat. Dry flies can be used effectively all day. You can leave the East early in the morning, arrive in Salt Lake City about noon, drive four hours, and be fishing by late afternoon. There are decent accommodations and restaurants nearby, as well as two good fly shops, Just don’t expect to buy any size 22 flies.


HAPPENINGS HAPPENINGS Madison’s 266th Birthday Wreath-Laying Ceremony Thursday, March 16, 2017 Kat Imhoff, President of James Madison’s Montpelier welcomed all to the observance of the 266th anniversary of the birth of James Madison, Father of the Constitution and Fourth President of the United States. “We are honored today to be placing a wreath from President Donald Trump at the gravesite of President Madison, as well as by the placing of wreaths by many distinguished organizations and members of our community. I am especially pleased to welcome today, Colonel Robert V. Boucher as the representative of the President of the United States.” The invocation followed by Chaplain Paul S. Smith, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, the march on the Colors and the playing of the National Anthem. the Presidential Wreath was then placed by Colonel Boucher and First Sergeant Kenneth Bansah . Additional wreaths were then placed in honor of President Madison. Kat introduced Dr. William J. Antholis, Director and CEO at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center of Public Affairs. Dr. Antholis has decades of government, non-profit, and academic experience. Previously, he was Managing Director of the Brookings Institution. Before that, he was Director of Studies at the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He worked at the White House, where he was Director of International Economic Affairs of the National Security Council; and Deputy Director of the White House Climate Change Task Force. At the State Department, Bill was on the policy planning staff and in the Bureau of Economic Affairs, as a team member leading responses to world financial crises. Bill holds a Ph.D. in politics from Yale University and a B.A. in government and foreign affairs from UVA. He is the author of numerous articles, essays, lectures, and two books. Mr. Madison was then available to greet the guests at the House and accept well wishes for his birthday. Finally, Kat expressed her thanks to all of for supporting their mission of transforming James Madison’s historic estate into a dynamic cultural institution engaging the public with the enduring legacy of Madison’s most powerful idea: government by the people.

pictured below (l-r): Kat Imhoff and Dr. William J.Antholis; Laying of the wreaths by various organizations and members of the community; The March on the Colors

Lessons for a new president: James Madison’s five First Years Address at the Ceremony Honoring James Madison’s Birthday Montpelier, Orange, Virginia

It is a true honor to be here. Two years ago, here, at a retreat of the Miller Center’s governing council, we embarked on a new project aimed at studying presidential first years, to help guide a new president – whoever he or she might be. So to honor him, I see five First Year lessons that Madison’s career provides to our new president – or any new president. Madison’s life-long project was to design, build, and operate a representative government. He did so in a way that addressed both the democratic promise and daily existential threats to our republic. First: democratic promise. In Mr. Madison’s system, in the first year of a presidency, a newly elected president and congress have a mandate to act. As Lyndon Johnson once said, “You get one year before the congress stops thinking about you and starts thinking about their own reelection.” In Mr. Madison’s system, a moment of political innovation is followed swiftly by the need for congress to go back to the people for reelection. Second: existential threats. Madison understood first years as moments of peril. Foreign policy crises test a new commander in chief. First Year crises are familiar: the Bay of Pigs catastrophe, the Gulf of Tonkin incident, the Tiananmen Square uprising and massacre, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the failed raid in Mogidishu, the 1993 World Trade Center truck bomb and the 9/11 attacks. For better or worse, those crises set the course for each administration’s foreign policy. Between 1776 and 1817, Madison wrestled with practically every democratic opportunity and foreign challenge to our young nation. Five critical first years stand out. Each provides a lesson for us today. Madison’s first critical first year came in 1784 – the first year of a formally new and independent government. The Articles of Confederation were, in short, a mess.

Madison, along with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, convinced George Washington to attend and preside over a Constitutional Convention. Madison initially was disappointed with the outcome. The powers of the central government were too limited. But he soon learned that states like New York and his own Virginia would not accept a strong central bureaucracy with taxing

and war-making power. The lesson of Madison’s first First Year was the importance of a powerful central government, but also the acknowledgement that it had to be limited. Madison’s second critical first year was 1789 – the first year of a new constitutional government. The newly inaugurated President, George Washington, looked to Madison as his point person in the House of Representatives. The President asked Madison to draft his opening address to the Congress — which Madison did. Madison then drafted the Congressional response. He went on to draft the first laws that established the federal government. He also drafted the Bill of Rights — which he had once opposed — as further checks on federal power. Most importantly, Madison’s disagreements with Alexander Hamilton emerged – particularly over Hamilton’s plan for the federal government to assume wartime state debt. When combined with the executive’s war making power, Madison feared that the Hamilton central government would revert to old school monarchism. Still, as we all know, Hamilton and Madison found a compromise. Even in an era when Congress took the lead on legislation, deal-making between the branches and parties was essential. Two clearly demarcated parties were needed to help frame debates and negotiate deals. The lesson of that second first year is that a two-party system depends on compromise… and vice versa, that compromise is made easier when two parties are empowered to negotiate. Madison’s third first year was 1801, the first year of Jefferson’s presidency. Madison joined the executive branch as secretary of state. Prior to 1801, there had never been a peaceful transfer of power from one political party to another. Ever. In human history. Just seven years earlier – 1794 in France, the transfer of power was not so peaceful. Would the Revolution of 1800 be bloody? Would Jeffersonians become Jacobins? Would Federalists hold on to the army, and form a shadow government? Over a decade earlier, Jefferson had written to Madison from France, praising the early days of the French Revolution. “A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” Two years later, as it began to turn violent, he wrote Madison: “The earth belongs in usufruct to the living, the dead have neither power nor rights over it.” Madison’s reply was more cautious. He recommended “the veneration which time bestows on everything, and without which perhaps the wisest and freest government would not possess the requisite stability.”

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Lessons for a new president: James Madison’s five First Years Address at the Ceremony Honoring James Madison’s Birthday Montpelier, Orange, Virginia

By 1801 Jefferson and Madison had won their own revolution, but stability was, indeed, an issue. The new administration faced multiple crises: war between the British and French in the Atlantic, conflict with the Barbary Pirates in the Mediterranean, and potential conflict with the Spanish and French on the Mississippi. Suddenly, a large standing army and healthy federal treasury seemed attractive. Madisonian restraint prevailed. From the Louisiana Purchase to the shores of Tripoli, the Jefferson administration – led by James Madison’s state department – used strong Federalist powers and policies to make America great the first time. The lesson: even the most revolutionary of parties should respect and even take advantage of the institutions and policies that they inherit. Madison’s fourth first year was 1809, his own turn as president. He inherited over-heated politics from Jefferson’s second term. Though Madison had won the White House comfortably, Federalists had surged in the 1808 Congressional elections. A trade embargo favored by the south caused economic harm in northern coastal cities. In the north, calls for secession grew. Madison aimed for equilibrium. His first inaugural address listed extremes of hot and cold, and Madison aimed for a just-right Goldilocks middle ground. Rather than confront or suppress dissent, Madison acceded to it. In the days prior to his inauguration, Jefferson ended the embargo. That gave Madison time to replenish American coffers, and prepare for a war that he thought was inevitable. Madison’s great accomplishment in his first year as president was to demonstrate restraint. For while his first term culminated in the war of 1812, he successfully prepared for and conducted that war without having to use central power against domestic opponents. Finally, Madison had one final first year – and it started almost exactly 200 years ago.

In March 1817 Madison handed the presidency to James Monroe. Within six months, he joined his predecessor Jefferson and successor Monroe in together laying the cornerstone for Central College in Charlottesville. Madison invested his own money and now abundant time into that venture, and worked tirelessly with Jefferson to convince the state legislature to grant a charter for it to become The University. Former presidents now regularly establish libraries, foundations, and public policy centers. For Jefferson, Madison and Monroe, the University of Virginia was meant to train citizen leaders. The mission sounds common now. In Madison’s day, most colleges and universities were built to train farmers and businessmen to be loyal subjects to the king. This new university would be different – its core idea was that a democracy could only survive with an educated citizenry. Madison’s lesson of 1817 was that private and public support for higher education was an investment in self-government. Madison devoted most of his retirement years to that project, eventually becoming rector of the board of visitors. So to repeat the five lessons for today: 1. The lesson of 1784: Central government is important, but it must be limited. 2. The lesson of 1789: A healthy two party system depends on compromise, and vice versa. 3. The lesson of 1801: Even the most revolutionary administration should still respect the policies and institutions which came before. 4. The lesson of 1809: Once in power, seek balance and tolerate dissent. 5. The lesson of 1817: Invest in higher education, for an educated citizenry is essential to self-government. We are honored and blessed by James Madison’s legacy and life, and committed to the evolving art of self-government. Fortunately for us, he helped build a system flexible enough to bring the public’s voice into government, while providing enough institutional strength and stability to weather crises – particularly with foreign powers. Keeping that system alive is a challenge not just for this or any president, but for all Americans. That may be citizen Madison’s most important lesson of all. William J. AntholisDirector & CEOMiller CenterUniversity of Virginia

OBITUARY Doreen May Dickie

April 10, 1934 - March 10, 2017 Doreen May Dickie, age 83, of Greenwood, Virginia, died peacefully at home following a brief battle with cancer on Friday, March 10, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. Born in Aberdeen, Scotland, on April 10, 1934, Doreen was the only child of Phyllis and Herbert Murray. She graduated from Robert Gordon’s Technical College, Aberdeen, Scotland with a degree in Chemistry in 1955 and worked at the Macaulay Institute for Soil Research. Her life changed forever when she met William George Dickie at a dance in Aberdeen; dancing was something they both loved to do. They married on April 12, 1957, and over the years welcomed four children into the world and worked hard to raise them on their farm in Auchnagatt, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. In 1971, they made the decision to emigrate from Scotland to the United States to provide greater opportunities and a more stable background for their children. This decision brought them to Alderson, West Virginia, where they managed a large cattle and sheep farm. Right away, Doreen made an impact on the church and community and she and the family were greeted with open arms and established friendships that lasted a lifetime. After West Virginia, the family moved to a farm in Albemarle County near Charlottesville, Virginia in 1973. She lived and loved Albemarle County the rest of her life as its beauty reminded her so much of the rolling hills of Scotland. After 22 years in the US, Doreen and her family were naturalized as US citizens at Monticello on July 4, 1993.In addition to being a hardworking and supportive farmer’s wife, Doreen touched countless lives during her 23 year pediatric nursing career for the University of Virginia clinics at the Hospital Drive, Primary Care, and Northridge locations. Her passion and love for children was endless and demonstrated every day. Following her retirement, Doreen enjoyed working at Kenny Ball Antiques and The Shade Shop, where she continued to share her bright light and big heart with everyone she encountered. In later years, Doreen treasured extra time with her family, especially her three grandchildren. She was a beloved member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, in Greenwood, Virginia, where she will be remembered for her greetings, church readings, prayer shawl knitting ministry, and many years of service.

Known for her love of life and devotion to family and friends, Doreen’s beautiful smile, personality, and great sense of humor made the world a better place to live. Her hugs were legendary and she never met a stranger. Many lovingly referred to her as a second mother. A lifelong passion for gardening and flower arranging, combined with a great gift for writing poems, helped to make special occasions even more memorable. Preceded in death by her parents, Doreen is survived by her loving husband of almost 59 years, William Dickie; daughters Alison Dickie and Lesley Dickie; son Bill Dickie and his wife Melissa, and grandchildren Porter, Anne, and Murray; son Alan Dickie and his wife Janet and step-grandchild Rich Anderson and his wife Adele and step great-grandchild Zachary; godchildren Kate and Andrew Atwood, and Willie Moore; and of course her beloved West Highland Terrier, Maggie. A Celebration of Life is being planned for April at King Family Vineyard. Because of Doreen’s love for children, in lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Doreen’s memory to Kate’s Club, attn.: Rachel Ezzo, Development Director, 1190 W. Druid Hills Drive NE, Suite T-80, Atlanta, GA 30329, or Foothills Child Advocacy Center, 1106 East High Street, Suite 100, Charlottesville, VA 22902,

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