Keswick Life Digital Edition April 2018

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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - April 2018


In this issue

Keswick Horse Show

A World Champion Hunter Rider Event also: travel, only in keswick, community, what's cooking, overheard and much more

Justin H. Wiley

Peter A. Wiley


434.422.2090 503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 6 • Charlottesville, VA 22903




132A East Main Street • Orange, VA 22960

MLS#574653 • $1,995,000

MLS#558491 • $1,150,000

LINDEN RIDGE – A private 70 ac estate located among other estates in the Keswick Hunt area of Albemarle Cty. The 1920’s home is situated on a knoll in the center of the manicured acreage, with dramatic views of the SW Mtns. Close to C’ville, this 4 BR home is insulated from road noise, and extremely private. The exterior includes a detached garage, formal gardens with irrigation, rear patio, and numerous large specimen trees. Also included: guest cottage, entertainment/art studio barn, stable, fencing, stream, gated entry.

SOUTHERN ALBEMBARLE FARM – A beautiful, medium-sized horse farm or retreat 14 miles from town. The turn-ofthe-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.

Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090




Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

MLS# 574513 • $3,995,000

MLS# 550846 • $834,900

HUNTINGFIELD FARM –Beautiful 305 acres located on Ortman Road in the Greenwood area of Albemarle County. Offered for the first time in over 60 years, this is a perfect estate parcel with numerous streams, open meadows, and wonderful mountain views. Though only 20 minutes to town, the farm is completely free of traffic noise. Situated amongst a block of large estates that are protected by conservation easements, Huntingfield is also protected with a maximum of 4 division rights.

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.

Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090

MLS# 566744 • $550,000

MLS# 574884 • $1,550,000

MERRYMOUNT – Located in the most desirable area of Somerset, is nestled amongst large estates, with incredible views of both the Blue Ridge, and the Southwest mountains. The 1850’s house is perfectly situated on 5 acres, and could be bought with additional land, if needed. The 3 bedroom house is in need of renovations, but is structurally sound, and could easily be added onto. Much of the surrounding land is in conservation easement, and the view from this property will not change.

TERRE ROUGE – Custom home with incredible views across a 30-acre lake to the Ragged Mountains beyond, in a completely private setting. 15 minutes from town. This elegant home offers an open floor plan with an artfully designed kitchen, first floor, double master and a large sunroom looking out to the lake. Stairs or elevator to the second bedrooms and art studio. An attached 3-car garage with 1 BR apt, stable and paddock, extensive gardens, round out this incredible offering. 40 MBPS internet.

Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

W W W .W I L E Y P R O P E R T Y. C O M

Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090

Stones Throw Farm

42-ac Country Estate & Equestrian Facility Keswick Farms, Albemarle County, Virginia

One Mile Keswick Country Club • 7 Miles into Charlottesville 6 Bedrooms • 6 1/2 Baths • 6 Fireplaces • Media & Exercise Rooms • Infinity Pool • Hot Tub Guest Quarters • Unique 7-Stall Stable • Paddocks & Riding Ring • Large Pond • Garages Expansive Mountain Views • Peaceful Country Setting • Gated Entrance Offered for $3,975,000 Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina

Contact Duke & Sharon Merrick for more information:

Office: 434-951-5160 or Mobile: 434-962-5658 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903


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—beyond the gates

Please join us for a self-driven tour of Keswick, Virginia’s most beautiful farms with Country Fair, Children’s activities and 4-H presentation on the historic church grounds—

Suzanne Nash, raised in Lynchburg Virginia, graduated from Wake Forest University and immediately moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to pursue all sorts of things, including working in insurance, marketing and television. The mother of two teenagers is currently the manufacturer of a lingerie and swimsuit design company, the director of education at Grace Episcopal Church and enjoys freelance writing and theatre in her free time.

JUNE 9, 2018

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Tony Vanderwarker, raised in New England, spent a couple years at Yale and then served two years in the Peace Corps where he got bitten both by tsetse flies and the writing bug. He went to film school at NYU and made documentaries and a full length film which didn’t sell so he decided to try shorter films and went into advertising. Fifteen years later, he had his own ad agency in Chicago where he did “Be Like Mike” for Gatorade. When his partners bought him out, Tony finally had a chance to write full time. It only took him fifteen more years to finally get a book published. “Who cares?” Tony says, “some writers hit paydirt fast, others take longer. I’m just glad my time has come.” visit www.tonyvanderwarker. com Mary Morony author of the novel Apron Strings is a Charlottesville native and long time resident of Keswick. Raising four children to adulthood and her unique perspective on life has given her lots of food for thought. She now lives on a farm in Orange County with her husband Ralph Morony, three dogs, two guineas and no cat. Check out Mary’s blog at or email to:

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8 ON THE COVER Keswick Horse Show This Annual Event is in its' 114th Year!


114th Annual Keswick Horse Show presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund will again be held at the historic Keswick showgrounds from Tuesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 20.The Keswick Horse Show, the second oldest horse show in the United States, started and continues to be a community horse show that represents the best of Virginia horseman and our community. Read all the details on page 8.


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9 KESWICK SCENE 10 TRAVEL brings us to another world, once again with The 2018 Garden Week featured a few Keswick stops Chisharlie story of Aregentina! The fishing, the asado, barbeas featured in the March issue of Keswick Life. This month, we took a look at the events of the day in our photo journal. Thousands of visitors responded with genuine interest and appreciation, oohing and ahhing, read all about it on page 9, and be sure to write in and tell it to Keswick Life!

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13 COMMUNITY 16 WHAT'S COOKING On Monday, April 9th the National Endowment for Its Sam time! So, Keswick and beyond let’s get cookthe Humanities awarded Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello two major grants, making possible greater accessibility to new archaeological research and a landmark exhibition on the legacy of slavery. Preview on page 13, write your thoughts and review then send it in to Keswick Life!

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cue. Tales of gauchos – the traditional cowboys who live and work on the estancias and meals cooked over an open fire. Charlie serves up a great story as flavorful and tender as the goat feast by the campfire. Be sure to read all the details and write in to Charlie with some feedback, page 10-11 with a photo journal.

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ing. With this month's panko crusted chicken, we are sure to please a patio full of friends on an easy going weekday dinner. Keswick Life columnist Sam Johnson, gives you all the steps and delicious details on page 16!

APRIL 2018


Here and there... in Keswick On and Off The Market

Trail Blazers Here is an overview of the Albemarle County first quarter real estate marThe Virignia Trail Riders Spring 2018 Ride conclud- ket as supplied by the Charlottesville Association of Realtors. It goes a ed Sunday April 15 on a gray day but no rain. Many thanks to all who joined our ride this spring it was a wonderful turnout. The weather was spectacular. 50 Mile Novice Results 1st: Lisanne Dorion on Spring Colors 2nd: Chris Perot on Indigo Sky 1st Junior – Violet Wiley on April Breeze Reserve Champion: Toni Durham on Piper Champion: Caroline Dougherty on Excalibur Suitability: Kim Bolling & Chessboard Pictured on left, (l) Violet Wiley (1st Junior) and (r) Keswickian Caroline Dougherty (Champion).

Fairly Hunted Award The MFHA awards the Fairly Hunted Award to juniors under 18 who have hunted 5 or more

times in a season. The recipients receive pins, certificates and a subscription to Coverside! Congratulations to our juniors Daisy Kangas, Sarah Kate Kangas, Eleanor Sackson, Gabrielle Shriver, Sallie-Mason Wheeler, Georgina Wiley and Hugh Wiley for receiving this award.

Worth Reading Once considered unique for its multi-purpose design, and frequently the scene of spectacular college basketball, the University of Virginia’s aging and now-outdated University Hall will soon be coming down.

University leaders on Friday approved funding to accompany the addition of University Hall and several adjacent structures to the capital projects plan – a first step in a process that will culminate with the demolition of the building known for its clamshell roof and its shorthanded nickname, “U-Hall.” A resolution approved by the Board of Visitors’ Executive Committee estimates the cost of the project between $12 million and $14 million. That would include historic documentation, asbestos abatement, relocation of existing offices, actual demolition of the building and several nearby structures, and construction of facilities to support sports medicine and strengthtraining functions. While Cavalier men’s and women’s basketball has not been played in University Hall since the 2006 opening of John Paul Jones Arena, the outer ring of the U-Hall concourse continues to house locker rooms and administrative offices for several men’s and women’s sports programs. Structures adjacent to the main building include Onesty Hall, a multipurpose practice room called “the Cage” and a sports medicine facility. Under the plan, those structures also would be removed. During the work, a series of temporary structures will be located in the parking area adjacent to the Cage and provide space for 10 locker rooms, academic advising, equipment, sports nutrition, offices for staff, maintenance, and student lounge and study areas. Two additional structures will provide spaces for sports medicine and strength training. If the project proceeds as proposed, asbestos abatement would begin this summer and the facility demolition would be completed by 2020. “The goal is to make the area more accessible and connected to the broader University community,” Raucher said. “This project is part of the University’s effort to achieve the long-term planning vision for athletics and North Grounds.”

long way to explain the Keswick 22947 statistics for this last month.

Closed Sales increased 12.1 percent for Single-Family Detached homes and 33.7 percent for Single-Family Attached homes. Pending Sales increased 4.8 percent for Single-Family Detached homes and 43.3 percent for SingleFamily Attached homes. Inventory decreased 18.0 percent for Single-Family Detached homes and 6.8 percent for Single-Family Attached homes. The Median Sales Price decreased 1.5 percent to $460,500 for Single-Family Detached homes but increased 3.6 percent to $260,000 for Single-Family Attached homes. Days on Market decreased 9.5 percent for Single-Family Detached homes and 34.5 percent for Single-Family Attached homes. New on the market is 553 Clarks Tract “Lafayette” with 6 beds, 6.5 baths and 8048 sf on 92 acres is $2.395m. 3136 Keswick Lane in Keswick Estate with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 6028 sf on 3 acres at $1.975m. 4995 Moriah Way has 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 5373 sf on 33 acres at $1.049m. In Glenmore 3375 Darby Road with 6 beds, 4.5 baths and 4558 sf at $720k. 3312 Lockport Place is a 4 bed, 3.5 bath 3950 sf home at $629k. 3197 Sandown Park Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3357 sf at $629.9k. 19 Ferndown Lane with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2295 sf is at $524.9k and 1362 Sandown Lane with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4761 sf is at $949k. 2237 Piper Way with 4 beds, 4.5 baths 4940 sf is at $998k. 3092 Darby Road with 5 beds, 7.5 baths and 7823 sf is at $985k and 2273 Piper Way with 4 beds, 5.5 baths and 5986 sf is $939.9k. 3239 Heathcote Lane with 4 beds, 4 baths and 4804 sf is $659.9k Under contract is 1256 Thistle Down with 6 beds, 7 baths and 5905 sf at $1.250m and 3564 Richmond Road with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 2018 sf at $331.5k Reduced is 3211 Wallingford Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 3689 sf, down from $569.9k to $474.9k. 1488 Perth Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4829 sf from $639k to $499k. 2206 Piper Way with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5807 sf from $827.5k to $749k. 3404 Carroll Creek Rd with 5 beds, 5 baths and 5300 sf from $1.1m to $1.05m. Around the area 6295 Gordonsville Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2227 sf down from $775k to $665k and 6693 Louisa Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3400 sf from $710k to $630k. 115 Chopping Bottom Farm “Upfront” with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2798 sf from $720k to $595k and 3421 Keswick Road with 3 beds. 2 baths and 2156 sf from $479k to $455k. Sold in Glenmore is 2131 Farringdon Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4090 sf listed at $915k sold at $900k. 3414 Cesford Grange with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3460 sf at $537.5k. 3399 Dairy Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4487 sf at $629k and 1521 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2086 sf $465k at $450k. 2435 Ferndown Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 3009 sf $652.5k at $638.5k. 3575 Turnbridge Lane with 6 beds, 5.5 baths and 6000 sf $789k at $739k, 3370 Cotswold Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2681 sf $535k at $520k. 2254 Waterside Way with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5486 sf $968.1k. 3376 Dunscroft Court with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2668 sf $511k at $410k. 3667 Newbridge Road with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3472 sf $949k a$795k. Around the area 6182 Turkey Sag Road with 3 beds, 4.5 baths and 3330 sf on 26 acres $1.425m sold at $1.1m and 5460 Stony Point Pass with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 5863 sf on 54 acres $1.595m sold at $1.150m. 1625 Shadwell Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2895 sf on 1.8 acres $425k at $410k.

Checked The Women’s Committee of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital presented a check to the hos-

pital representing the proceeds from their 2017 events, which included, Martha’s Market, In The Pink Tennis Tournament and Squash Cancer. The proceeds support breast health and women’s healthcare programs at Sentara Martha Jefferson and the check presentation took place as part of their annual meeting being held at Farmington. Photo, opposite column.



The GOING OUT Guide Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! VINEYARD LAWN TIME Eats and Beats and Wine Down Wednesdays Where: Keswick Vineyards, Virginia When: Every Saturday & Every 3rd Wednesday


that the weather is getting warmer, Keswick Vineyards is back to having lots of live music out at the winery … Eats and Beats: Every Saturday from 123pm. Free event. Wine is all about taste, smell and atmosphere, so what better way to enjoy great Virginia wine than with some great music and food? Join us on select Saturday's from 12-3pm at Keswick Vineyards for live music by local musicians and food from local food trucks. Wine Down Wednesdays Every 3rd Wednesday from 5:30-8:30pm. Free event.Join us on select Wednesday evenings to "wine down" with some great music, food, and, of course, wine from 5:30pm to 8:30pm!

HUNT COUNTRY TOUR 58th Hunt Country Stable Tour Where: Middleburg, Virginia When: May 26 & 27th

Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the gran-

deur of some of the finest equestrian facilities known to the world! The tour is widely known and hailed as a weekend not to be missed by all those who experience it. Spend your weekend traveling down winding country roads in a self-driven tour, with exclusive access to view the properties, horses, and stables of Virginia's Hunt Country. May 26 & 27, $25 per ticket Children under 10 yrs FREE. Hosted by Hunt Country Stable Tour and Trinity Episcopal Church. .

THE BIG PARTY Sunset at Somerset Where: Somerset, Virginia When: Saturday, June 2nd

The 2018 Gala to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Or-

ange will be held on June 2nd at the Somerset Plantation in Somerset Virginia. For further information (540) 672-6858.

THE BIG MEETING MFHA Biennial Seminar Where: Mount Vernon When: June 22-24th

The MFHA will be holding their Biennial Seminar at Mount Vernon June 22-24 and will be featuring a celebration of George Washington. For the schedule and to register go to the seminar's webpage.


WEEKEND AT MORVEN Virginia Hound Show

Where: Louisa, Virginia When: May 12th

Where: Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia When: May 26th – 27th



Louisa Court House Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will host a Spring House Tour featuring five beautiful homes, and Inn, an Entertainment Dock, and church in the Lake Anna community and the Eastern part of Louis County om <ay 12th from !0-4. The beautifully appointed homes include Cuckoo Place, Waddy House, Walnut Hill, Walbrook, Dunnlora Inn , and Beth Page Christian Church where a box lunch will be offered by the Ladies of the Church. The cost of the tour is $25 in advance or $30 the day of the tour. Proceeds from the event will benfit the DAR Scholarship fund, local charities, and National DAR projects. For more information contact Peggy Sadler, 540-967-1473.

CONFERENCE Education in the Early Republic and the Founding of the University of Virginia Where: Thomas Jefferson's Montalto When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm- Friday, May 25, 2018 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Monticello's Robert H. International Center for Jeffer-

son Studies will hold a conference on “Education in the Early Republic and the Founding of the University of Virginia,” in collaboration with the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. The event is part of the ongoing celebration of the University of Virginia Bicentennial. The conference will mark the 200th anniversary of the Rockfish Gap Commission which represents Jefferson’s vision and plan for The University. The conference will place the founding of The University in the context of educational developments in the early republic. Alan Taylor, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of American History at the University of Virginia, will deliver the keynote address where he will discuss his current research on education in Virginia after the American Revolution. Other speakers will include Patrick Spero, the Librarian and Director of the Library of the American Philosophical Society; Johann N Neem, the author of Democracy’s Schools. The Rise of Public Education in America (2017); Carolyn Eastman, A Nation of Speechifiers; Making an American Public after the Revolution (2010); Cameron Addis, the author of Jefferson’s Vision of Education (2003); Robert McDonald, the author of Confounding Father: Thomas Jefferson in His Own Time (2017); Darren Staloff, The Making of an American Thinking Class: Intellectuals and Intelligentsia in Puritan Massachusetts (1997); Kirt von Daacke, the author of Freedom Has a Face: Race, Identity, and Community in Jefferson’s Virginia (2012), Peter Onuf, author of The Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2007); Neven Leddy, author of On Civic Republicanism: Ancient Lessons for Global Politics (2016) and J. Jefferson Looney, the editor of The Papers of Thomas Jefferson: Retirement Series. $75 per person.


May 26 (10 am) at the Carriage Museum, Morven Park: Booth Malone, President of the American Academy of Equine Art has organized a special art exhibit of foxhunting painting by America’s premier sporting artists that will be open to all and exhibited at the mansion. There is no charge to come and see this event - all exhibitors and guests are welcome. Saturday, May 26 (6pm) Hound Show Cocktail and Dinner under the tent on the lawn at Morven Park below the mansion. 7 pm National Horn Blowing contest. Open bar and buffet. $50 per person. Sunday May 27 (7am) Secretary’s tent opens for registration. Show begins at 9am . We will hold the Junior Handlers Class in the English Ring and the Over 35 Couple Ring at noon on Sunday. The two Divisions (10 and under and 11-16 years old) will run simultaneously. We encourage pre-entering but will accept entries that morning but no later than 10am. For further information :(

FAMILY FUN IN KESWICK Grace Church’s Historic Farm Tour Where: Keswick. Virginia When: June 9th

History speaks to us through this beautiful place we call

Albemarle County and invites us to listen and dream back to American life in the early 1700’s… For the 9th time, we ask that you join Grace Church’s Farm Tour Committee and our generous Keswick neighbors as we welcome our many guests to a special day in the country and a peek of what lies “beyond the gates”, those rock walls and those tree lined paths leading to some of Virginia’s most respected historical farms. Farm gates will open, the Church grounds will transform to an earlier era Country Fair featuring local artisans, food vendors, Grace Grill, and foot tapping music, pony rides, an English Country Fair children's area and 4-H livestock presentations and show. Again this year, a wonderful assortment of demonstrations awaits visitors at the featured farms. There will be wildlife presentations, the hounds of Keswick, dressage demonstration, children enjoying different activities with horses, and a fabulous antique show. The origin of Grace Church’s Historic Farm Tour – “beyond the gates” can be traced back to March of 2009. The “great recession” was on us, our Annual Meeting just completed and a small group of parishioners gathered to brainstorm “how might Grace Church generate the needed funding to advance its many Outreach Ministries” without impacting the Church’s general operating budget. Our Outreach needs were at their highest, and Grace was no longer able to serve the less fortunate in its local community.

APRIL 2018


The 114th Annual

Keswick Horse Show A World Champion Hunter Rider Event

Spring is slowly, very slowly, coming around in many

parts of the Keswick environs and even though it felt a little more like winter recently, a sure sign that warmer weather is ahead came with the Historic Garden Week Tour through the bucolic Keswick Hunt Country and the upcoming Keswick Horse Show.. The Keswick environs – the place to be in the Spring – love it, love the history of it while driving down rt. 231 enjoying the view ! The 114th Annual Keswick Horse Show presented by The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund will again be held at the historic Keswick showgrounds from Tuesday, May 15 through Sunday, May 20.The Keswick Horse Show, the second oldest horse show in the United States, started and continues to be a community horse show that represents the best of Virginia horseman and our community. Started in 1904, the horse show has been chaired by members of the Keswick community and Keswick Hunt Club. Thanks to organizations like The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund charity horse shows can continue to grow, thrive, and help the charities that they serve. It’s people like Lindsay whose mission is to dedicate themselves to the sport by providing opportunities and memories to children that make this world better. This year’s show is brought to you by the Keswick Hunter Jumper Foundation to benefit UVa Children’s

Hospital. Keswick has maintained its excellence as a AA rated World Champion Hunter Rider Event and has been designated a USEF Heritage Competition. The Keswick Horse Show has helped different charities including Habitat for Humanity, Charlottesville Senior Center, The Boys and Girls Club, SPCA and UVA Children’s Hospital. Over the past 20 years, the horse show has raised close to $500,000 for its different charities and has attracted some of the most famous horses, trophies, exhibitors and trainers to walk the showgrounds.The Keswick Horse Show has become such an integral component of our community. It’s a must attend event for both community members and top-level equestrians.

For more information, including the hospitality event schedule, available sponsorships, and contact information, please go to the Keswick Horse Show website.

The entertainment committee has created a wonderful schedule of events, including the Eastminster Dog Show and Exhibitor party under the tent on Wednesday night. On Thursday, May 17th, the Keswick Horse Show will host Karats & Cocktails in support of the show’s beneficiary, Friends of UVA Children's Hospital. The ticketed Karats & Cocktails event will feature jeweler Meira T Designs, live music, cocktails, and an exclusive bourbon tasting.

Remember, it is FREE to participate. All dogs must be on leash and spayed/neutered, but, otherwise nearly anything goes!

The weekend starts with the USHJA National Hunter Derby followed by dinner and dancing Friday night. Saturday is always a special gathering for the entire community as the Jumper Classic is a beautiful evening that has become a tradition in Keswick. Sunday’s Down Home Fish Fry on the porch will be a relaxing conclusion to a wonderful week.

Its almost time again – the 34th Eastminster Dog Show! This years show is Wednesday, May 16, th. Registration: 5:30 p.m. Classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Rain or Shine. As always, it is at Keswick Hunt Club Horse Show’s Upper Ring after the Horse Show finishes for the evening. This years Celebrity Judges: Our own beloved Jennifer Nesbit and Angie Gunter, Executive Director of the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA.

Following are the classes: The Family Class invites both dog and human family members. Musical Chairs is always convivial chaos. The Agility Class offers a simple obstacle course appropriate for kids and dogs of all ages and abilities. The Costume Class encourages creativity and humor. The Best Rescue Class shows off the most amazing adopted dogs and finally, The Best in Show is chosen from the winning line-up of all classes. Donations to the Charlottesville/Albemarle SPCA are encouraged and appreciated. Eastminster is sponsored by The Animal Connection and Keswick Life.



KESWICK SCENE A Love Fest In Keswick



A Love Fest In Keswick

Not only was the weather perfect, not too hot and not too cold, slightly overcast so the colors popped, the farms were all groomed to perfection and the hosts generous with their hospitality. The thousands of visitors responded with genuine interest and appreciation, oohing and ahhing, endlessly thanking hosts for opening their farms and providing not only glorious vistas and interiors but entertainment, a Clydesdale, plein aire painters, wine tastings, vendors and horses and hounds. People think we are slightly daft for putting Chopping Bottom on the tour for the third time but we’ve come to appreciate the delight people take in our place. Their interest and enjoyment of our house and property reminds us how fortunate we are to be living in such a stunningly beautiful place. We met people from Boston, Philly, Chicago, even a visitor from Ankara. I don’t know how many times I heard variations on: “Keswick has to be one of the most beautiful places in the world.” Thanks to all the hosts who graciously opened their farms to thousands. And the gorgeous arrangements provided by garden club members helped put the houses over the top. Thanks to the co-chairs, Michelle Silver and Terri Nicholaou from the Charlottesville Garden Club as well as the hundreds of volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help. The day both helped the Garden Club of Virginia in its garden restoration mission and further enhanced Keswick’s reputation for everyone who visited. Top Row: (l) Jennifer and Gardiner Hallock with Tom Estes and (r) Bud in the stall at East Belmont. Second Row: Sisters, Rebecca and Railey Cooley at a garden party at Castle Hill along with (r) JB Birdsall, Peggy Augustus and Peter Taylor of Castle Hill. Third Row: (l) Keswick Hunt Club Hounds and (r) Sally Mason Wheeler with Bud. Fourth Row: (l) Tulips at Castle Hill and (r) Kenny Wheeler with Peter Taylor and the world’s greatest horse ‘Bud’, a feature on the East Belmont tour. He now appears in thousands of ‘selfies’due to his Garden Week popularity!


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Summer in Patagonia BY CHARLES THACHER

There were two notable events in 1974

that might remind one of stuff that is happening today. Investigations of President Richard Nixon were proceeding, and 65-year old Arkansas Congressman Wilbur Mills, the famed porkmeister who some beltway insiders considered the most powerful man in Congress, was caught up in a sex scandal with a stripper (porn stars were harder to come by then) named Fanne Foxe, aka the Argentine Firecracker. When Mills was pulled over by police at 2AM on a crisp October night for erratic (or perhaps erotic) driving at the D.C. waterfront, Ms. Foxe, in an act of extraordinary courage and selflessness ran from his car and leapt into the Tidal Basin, in order to save him from the ignominy, which in those quaint and archaic times, would result from being caught with his pants down in the presence of a lady who shed her garments for money. Foxe, who would not have been mistaken for Esther Williams, had to be rescued by the police department’s elite frogman unit. She was justly rewarded for her act of heroism (or is it heroineism?) by being named to Time Magazine’s prestigious list of the world’s Ten Greatest Mistresses, along with her more renowned soulmates, Bathsheba, Anne Boleyn and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. Following her natatory episode, she continued to entertain the nation’s governing elite (including the smitten Mills) at a bar on 14th Street, after discreetly changing her pseudonym to The Tidal Basin Bombshell, in an effort to remain anonymous. So, how does this tragic story of unfulfilled ecstasy between two star-crossed lovers relate to my traveling and fishing escapades? Well, after 1974, I fantasized about visiting a country so wonderful, as to have spawned a lady with the mesmerizing charm and talents of Fanne Foxe.

When Evita arrived on Broadway in 1979, with its enchanting music, my fantasy grew. Then I discovered that Argentina was also a great place for fly fishing. I took my first fishing trip to Argentina in 1995 with my son, Tom, and have since have been back nearly every year, occasionally with friends but mostly by myself. I have travelled and fished for trout over a mountainous and sparsely populated area stretching for about 500 miles from Rio Pico in southern Patagonia to Aluminé in the north. As I write this, it’s mid-April, and Old Man Winter, who barely showed up in Keswick when he was expected, has recently settled in and is refusing to leave. What happened to his lamb-like exit those nameless bards of yesteryear promised us by the end of March? Oh well, I’m recently back from two lovely weeks in Argentina where it was summer, so I have nothing to complain about. Except the damn weather! This year’s trip was a little different than past years, in recognition of my advancing years, and a connubial commitment that I will not wander, or even drive, by myself in remote areas without anyone knowing where I am. So, I hired a guide for five days in the Rio Pico area, then joined an organized group of a half-dozen other anglers, to fish for a week at a large estancia (ranch) near the Chilean border. The vast majority of trout fishermen in Argentina are foreigners, mostly Americans. Typically, they spend a week or two with a guide who drives them to three or four different lodges and guides them while there. Rio Pico is an area that, until quite recently, got little attention from travelling anglers because there were few decent accommodations and access to the rivers was restricted because it was

through private estancias. But, in the past decade, three lodges have opened and they have, in turn, worked out an arrangement with the private landowners to cross their properties to get to the rivers. By the time that I got around to planning my trip, the two more upscale lodges were already fully booked, and I ended up at the Las Lomas Lodge, which my Argentine guide, Federico, described as simple, but comfortable. He picked me up at the airport in Esquel, a small city nearly a thousand miles southwest of Buenos Aires, for the 3-hour drive to the Lodge. As we neared it, he warned me that the lady, Claudia, who ran it was of a “very particular” type. When I asked what that meant, he said “you will see soon enough.” On our arrival, Claudia emerged from the lodge to greet us clad in severely abbreviated cutoff jeans and a bikini top. She was older than her outfit implied. Her hair was piled on top of her head and it and the rest of her body were adorned with a variety of spangley enhancers. Fanne Foxe reincarnate. Looking for her Wilbur Mills? She offered us a beer, then joined us at a small table. I tried hard to focus on our conversation. She said that her parents had immigrated to Argentina from Egypt and Italy, respectively, but she was unclear about how she had ended up managing this remote mountain retreat. She added that she loved performing Turkish harem dances, accompanied by a tom-tom drum, that she played.

the river bank for a while. The rough trip was probably about five miles and took over an hour. The good news is that we had the lovely river to ourselves. The bad news is that the famous Patagonian wind blew hard all day, making both casting and fish sighting a challenge. I caught only a few decent fish, but thoroughly enjoyed myself, as I do on any bright day when I’m fishing a new river, surrounded by beautiful scenery. The remaining days I fished the Rio Pico, and a small lake, with the same experience as to roads, wind, solitude and scenery, but with more fishing success.

The first morning we left for the Las Pampas River, a tributary of the Rio Pico, right after breakfast. Much of the road was really just a trail. We drove across five or six streams ranging from 10 to 40 feet wide, passed through about 10 gates, each of which had to be opened and closed, and ultimately drove along a stream bed and

The only other person staying at the lodge was Guido, a Belgian angler who had fished for trout around the world and was finishing up his annual month-long trip to Argentina. Surprisingly, the prior week he had stayed in cabins owned by very close friends of mine in a village about 400 miles north of Rio Pico. Small world. On the last night of our stay, after dinner, Guido and I were celebrating our fishing by polishing off our second bottle of wine, when we heard a subtle, exotic drum beat and looked over to see an apparition enter the room enshrouded head to toe in a green sateen cape-like garment. As the drumbeat quickened, the garment dropped, and Claudia emerged in a costume that looked like something that would be worn by the attendants in Caligula’s bath, or by Miley Cyrus in a twerking contest. After undulating to the frenetic drumbeat of several songs from the Great American Pole-dancing Songbook, Claudia slithered out of the room as subtly as she had entered, not to be seen again, despite the intense clapping and vocal encouragement from Guido and me for a well-deserved curtain call.


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The next morning at breakfast, Claudia served us pleasantly and professionally, with no acknowledgement of the prior evening’s entertainment, leaving me to wonder, as did Yeats, “How can we know the dancer from the dance.” After breakfast, we said our goodbyes and I left with Federico for a two-hour drive to a lodge on the Estancia Tecka - one of the largest ranches in Argentina - comprising about 450,000 acres. To give an idea of Tecka’s immense size, there are two lodges on the property, and it takes nearly an hour to drive between them. The Estancia is a working ranch, raising cattle and sheep (for wool), and has private control of over 30 miles each of two beautiful and superb trout streams – the Tecka, a spring creek about 20-30 feet wide, and the Corcovado, a large river that is floated. There are also two small lakes and a few brooks that can provide good fishing in the early season when they have sufficient water. At Tecka, I was joining a group of seven anglers who frequently travel together to fish. I am always happy to fish alone, but when I am traveling I enjoy the conviviality of a group at breakfast and, particularly, dinner. So, I was looking forward to a week at Tecka. I arrived about noon, several hours before the rest of the group, and Federico took me for a float on the Corcovado. The wind was blowing a gale upstream, forming large whitecaps. As a result, he could not row downstream, despite the River’s strong current, and for the first time in my life I was in a wind-borne rowboat traveling upstream. Also, I had to cast upstream because of the wind. The fly, being flat on the water, was not much affected by the wind, so after landing it floated downstream, and toward me – a most unusual experience. Controlling the boat was very difficult for the guide, and after about an hour with no fish, and several nasty wind-knots in my line that required attention, I mercifully suggested that we return to the Lodge for a drink. For the next six days the wind blew hard continually, but never like that first day. The next morning, I again went with my guide to fish the Corcovado. On the way, a flock of six rheas ran ahead of our vehicle for several hundred yards. The rhea is the Patagonian version of the ostrich, about two feet shorter and less bulky than its African cousin, but impressive nonetheless. And very fast. A few minutes later, a group of guanacos appeared on a ridge near the road. The guanaco is one of the four camelids native to South America, the others being llamas, alpacas and vicunas. Rheas and guanacos were common sights on the Estancia. They live in relative safety, as the only large predator in Patagonia is the puma (mountain lion), which is rare and reclusive. I have never seen one, nor have most of the Argentines who I have met when fishing. When we arrived at the boat, I was surprised to see it occupied by a mink, that scurried into the water when it saw us.

The mink is not a native animal. About 15 years ago a local entrepreneur decided to farm them, and he imported several thousand animals from North America. There was an accident, and the mink escaped into the local environment. Though their population hasn’t exploded as much as feared, they are occasionally seen along the rivers in the Estancia. The only native animal living along the river banks is the coypu, which we call a “nutria.” This animal looks like a small beaver with a rat’s tail, or perhaps like a giant rat, typically weighing 15-20 pounds. It was imported into North America by fur farmers. Some escaped into the wild, proliferated, and are now considered a nuisance as their appetites for plants are voracious, and they destroy them by eating their stems and roots. I have seen them a few times along the river banks in both Patagonia and the U.S., but more often have been startled by the sound of a huge splash as they slide into the water, which I invariably imagine to be a monster fish until reality returns. Despite the relentless wind, the fishing was fine. In four days on the Corcovado I caught about a dozen nice fish a day from 16-22”. The Tecka was more challenging, yielding perhaps half of that number. Surprisingly, there are bigger fish in the Tecka than the Corcovado. I saw a few that were at least 24” and one guest caught one that was 28”. About 75% of the fish were rainbow trout, with the others being brown trout. The breakfasts and dinners at the Lodge were excellent, as were the lunches on the rivers. Argentina is known for its fine beef, but we mostly had other meats and the superb local sausage, accompanied by excellent red wines. Malbec continues to be the most popular grape in Argentina, but cabernet franc, merlot, pinot noir and cabernet sauvignon are also grown, and produce excellent wines. Even good white wines – torrontes, sauvignon blancs and chardonnays – are available. And the variety and quality of beer has improved considerably over the past two decades.

Photos, opposite page: Charlie and with a nice rainbow trout and 'Meeting the Owner'. This page: The Gaucho Rotisserie, next the hostess and lastly, the guanacos – a camelid native to South America. Their name comes from the South American Quechua word huanaco. Young guanacos are called chulengos.

A highlight of any fishing week in Argentina is the asado, or barbecue. Often prepared by gauchos – the traditional cowboys who live and work on the estancias. At Las Lomas, a baby goat was splayed and slow-cooked over an open fire. It was incredible - both flavorful and tender the best goat by far that I have ever eaten. At Tecka, we all met for an asado at lunch along the river. There were sausages, vegetables and a filet cooked on a spit. But the amazing thing, is that the spit was turned by hydraulic power. A water wheel sat in the river, turned slowly by the current, and the spindle protruding from the wheel held and rotated the filet over a flame. A Rube Goldberg contraption that produced a memorable meal. Argentina is a lovely country, full of surprises, and the people are warm and welcoming. Don’t take my word for it. Just ask Wilbur Mills.


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ONLY IN KESWICK To Wear Tights Or Not

How times have changed. Back when I

was growing up, women wore skirts and dresses, wearing shorts was considered daring, not for the faint-hearted. But now everyone, even women with hips as wide as a Good Humor truck, wears tights. Everywhere there’s a parade of butts and crotches, everyone seemingly oblivious to the fact that their anatomical details are on full display. Me, though I don’t get it, I recently joined the crowd, buying my own pair of black sausage casings to wear to Pilates. When I put them on and headed out the door, my wife said, “You can’t go out in those.” “Why not?” “Because.” “Because what?” “Because I can see your package,” she said, pointing you-know-where. “Look,” I said, “the whole female population of this country is sauntering around with their packages showing, I don’t see why I can’t.” “It’s different,” she offered. I was about to say, “A package is a package,” but I realized we were headed into no-mans-land, so I just said, “See you later,” and headed off to Pilates.

BY TONY VANDERWARKER Needless to say, none of the women blinked when Tony walked in. Usually I’m the only male so it’s seven to one, and though I never paid much attention to it, I didn’t ever see one female checking out my package. So I’ve joined the tights-wearing crowd. I even have a couple pairs of form-fitting, stretchy-fabric yoga shorts that I wear in the warmer times of the year. So I’m good with tights. After Pilates, I’ll even wear them into Trader Joe’s or the Giant, I mean, c’mon. But not my wife. She gives me a slightlyhorrified look every time I head out the door. But times are changing. Recently, she even went and bought herself a pair of tights. “Hey, you look good in those,” I told her. “Thanks, but they’re just for in the house, I’m not wearing them outside.” “Why not?” “Because I’m too old.” “What? Is there a tag in them saying ‘Not to be worn by women over 65?’” “No, it’s just a feeling I have. It’s just not proper.” “Well, it’s proper for the rest of the world,


I don’t see why it’s not proper for you.” “Because.” She said, slamming the door on the conversation. So though I’m far from being a Millennial, I feel kind of hip in my Pilates class, wearing my tights with the seven thirtysomethings wearing theirs. Like I’ve broken the tights barrier. But I wonder what our kids will say when they see them. Will I get wrinkledup noses and smirks of distaste along with remarks like, “Dad, you’re not wearing those?” I’ve already figured out my response, “Yup, I am, just like speed skaters and gymnasts in the Olympics— or pro football players--why am I any different?” I can imagine rolls of the eyes and slowlywagging heads in response. Then I plan to say, “Your mother even has a pair.” To which I’ll inevitably get looks of shock like they just stuck their finger in a light socket.

shame. Make it so mainstream, tightwearing will even work for casual Fridays. You’ll see news anchors wearing them, on camera in skin hugging tights, packages on display for the world to see. Now maybe politicians will draw the line at wearing tights, I mean, I don’t think you’d want to see them on the President or Mitch McConnell. Egads! Certainly not particularly appealing images and probably not appropriate for either the Capitol or White House. You don’t see anyone even wearing shorts in those places. They probably don’t belong in churches or courtrooms either, Justice Sotomayor or Franklin Graham shouldn’t get caught dead wearing them, I’ll give you that. But anyplace else on anyone else, it will be wide open. So jump into your tights, men, and head for the barricades. The fight for tightwearing freedom has just begun!

Maybe I need to start a movement, “Men can wear tights, too!” the whole nine yards, buttons, placards, get Under Armour or lululemon to sponsor it, bring men’s tight-wearing out into the open, rid tight-wearing of the opprobrium and


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NEH Awards Monticello Two New Grants ADPATED BY WINKIE MOTLEY

On Monday, April 9th the National En-

dowment for the Humanities awarded Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello two major grants, making possible greater accessibility to new archaeological research and a landmark exhibition on the legacy of slavery. Over the last 30 years, Monticello has received more than a dozen highly competitive, peer-reviewed grants from the NEH, totaling more than $4 million. These grants have supported a range of programs, including archaeology, exhibitions at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, lectures, publications and the restoration of Mulberry Row – the dynamic, industrial hub of the Monticello plantation. These two new grants – combined with a $375,000 NEH Digital Humanities Advancement Grant announced in December – total nearly $1 million in NEH awards to Monticello within the last year. A $300,000 NEH Public Humanities Project: Exhibitions grant will enable Monticello to update the landmark exhibition Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty with new content—including a feature on Sally Hemings—and launch a new national tour to four museums, beginning at the African American Museum of Dallas in September. A “pop-up” version of the exhibition, with special focus on descendant perspectives and journeys, will also travel to libraries and schools. Collectively, the exhibitions are expected to be on view in over 40 locations.

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello uses

Jefferson’s home and plantation as a lens to explore the paradox of slavery in an age of freedom, and the lives of the enslaved families and their descendants. A second tour of this popular exhibition was inspired both by the availability of new content and by the imperative in the current national moment to discuss how the legacy of slavery continues to shape our nation. The original exhibition, co-curated by Monticello and the National Museum of African American History and Culture, opened in January 2012 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American

Entrance to Slavery at Jefferson's Monticello: Paradox of Liberty exhibition which opened in 2012. History. Described as “Groundbreaking” by the Washington Post, it was seen by more than one million visitors in Washington, D.C., Atlanta, St. Louis and Philadelphia.“During a period of deep divide, with issues of race and equality dominating American headlines, the return of this exhibition could not be more timely,” said Leslie Greene Bowman, president and CEO of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello. “NEH grants help Monticello advance research in our field and bring history forward into national dialogues of consequence.” A $315,000 NEH Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant was also awarded to the Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery at Monticello, known as DAACS, to identify, catalog, digitize and make accessible to diverse stakeholders collections from four of the earliest and most significant 17th-century archaeological sites. The sites are located at Flowerdew Hundred, a thousand-acre plantation on the south side of the James River in Virginia.

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To date, DAACS staff and collaborators have systematically cataloged and digitized complete archaeological collections from over 80 excavated sites of slavery in Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi, Barbados, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, and St. Kitts. The grant, entitled The Origins of a Slave Society: Digitizing Flowerdew Hundred will allow scholars, students, descendant communities and the general public access to Flowerdew data and collections via the DAACS website. The grant will also fund internships for students at the University of Virginia from backgrounds traditionally underrepresented in archaeology, anthropology and museum careers. “The Flowerdew Hundred collections have enormous potential to help students and scholars unravel how indentured Europeans, neighboring Weanock Indians, elite European landowners and enslaved Africans negotiated and adapted to the colonial Chesapeake’s changing natural, social

and economic environments,” said Dr. Elizabeth Bollwerk, senior archaeological analyst for DAACS and Co-Director of Digitizing Flowerdew Hundred. “We are delighted to have the opportunity to make collections accessible to the public for the first time.”“In addition to making archaeological data accessible, the Flowerdew Hundred grant facilitates new opportunities for students of historical archaeology and groundbreaking collaboration between Monticello, the University of Virginia’s Special Collections Library and the Florida Museum of Natural History’s Environmental Archaeology program,” noted Dr. Jillian Galle, project director for DAACS and co-director of the grant. Including the two grants awarded to Monticello, the NEH announced today a total of $18.6 million in grants to 199 humanities projects nationwide.

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Rosemary Lemon Parmesan Dijon Crusted Chicken BY SAM JOHNSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CULLINARY | 1776 Ingredients: • • • • • • •

5 4oz Chicken Breast 3 ½ Cups of Panko 1 ½ Cup of grated parmesan 1 Cup of Dijon Mustard 2 sticks of Salted butter 1 Bunch of Rosemary ½ Cup of lemon juice

Step 1

Pat chicken dry then arrange on baking sheet.

Step 2

Using a small spatula smear small amount of Dijon on each chicken breast also sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Step 3

Herb Crusted Chicken is as tasty as it is good looking! Brush a mustard sauce over chicken breasts and press a Parmesan herb breading on top. It’s an easy recipe for holidays and special occasions! The fresh herbs in the breading definitely make for a beautiful presentation. But, dried herbs will work too. It’s the same breading used on Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin and is fantastic on salmon too.

Using a sauce pot melt butter and combine in Dijon mustard whisk until smooth add lemon juice.

Step 4

While that simmers, put breadcrumbs in bowl with parmesan and chopped rosemary. Then pour butter and mustard mixture over bread crumbs toss lightly.

This is also a very popular recipe for a make ahead meal household. While you have everything out, go ahead and make a few servings to freeze for Step 5 Then arrange mixture on top of chicken. Cook in 325 later. Perfect for a weekday meal with a tossed oven for 20 minutes or until chicken is done, and top- salad on the patio. ping is golden brown.

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Longer Days, Better Reads BY SUZANNE NASH

Well I think Spring is here…finally, and

I am back from my ramblings in Ireland and London with several books I crammed in my bags that I want to share with you in preparation for summer reading. Next month you get the full summer reading list so get ready! If you can stand to read about A Midwinter Break then you might enjoy this tale from Bernard MacLaverty. Midwinter is the bleak time of year when we all long for escape to something new and Gerry and Stella Gilmore are setting off from their home in Glasgow Scotland for a week exploring Amsterdam. Gerry doesn’t know it but Stella has decided to tell Gerry she is leaving him to try and live a more contemplative life. Originally from Belfast the reader discovers the traumas the couple have endured… leading to Gerry’s drinking and Stella’s need for something more. It is a sad look at how lives unravel and how hard it is to keep partnerships together but that if love exists underneath it there is always hope. This is honest writing that has a subtlety I find beautiful. Ordinary mo-

ments are made extraordinary in their tender wistfulness. What She Saw is a new thriller by Irish writer Gerard Stembridge and it kept me company when I was stuck in an airport for nine hours. It says something that I read the entire thing in one sitting! American, Lana Turner Gibson is going through a manic episode when she decides to leave her husband on holiday in Dublin and fly to Paris on a whim to see a Hopper art exhibit. Due to the fact that she isn’t taking her meds as she should she ends up getting herself in trouble and seeing something she shouldn’t. What follows is a mad race through the streets of Paris to try and find her stolen passport and plane tickets. Sex, drugs and politics all play a part in this novel and if you pick up the paperback take a look at the authors notes at the end. They are worth the read! Ruth Ware is well known for her thrillers and The Lying Game: A Novel is another one of her blockbusters that was published last summer. When the sickness

of her mother causes Isa Wilde to attend Salten House School, she meets and becomes friends with Kate Atagon, Fatima Qureshy and Thea West. This English boarding school, set among the beaches and tidal areas of The Reach, becomes the setting for their game which has the power to touch them even after they have been forced to leave the school. Their reunion, years later, uncovers their darkest fears and secrets. A body has been discovered and the girls know whose body it is …or was! All of them have something to lose if the truth comes out. It’s a great little thriller! John Connolly is an Irish writer who normally writes crime drama and mysteries, but he has departed from his usual genre to write The Book of Lost Things which is more of a dark fantasy novel which uses some of the fairy tales you may have grown up with but with rather a grim (no pun intended) twist. His protagonist is a young twelve-year-old boy living in World War II London who is named David. David is trying to cope with the death of his mother. When his father

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Heritage Theatre Festival’s Season Opener ADAPTED BY KESWICK LIFE


Supporting the first-rate cast, Steffens said, is an outstanding design team that brings the same mix of national, regional, and local talent and vision. “Working Heritage Theatre Festival is well on its way to creating with our design team on A Chorus Line has been a one singular sensation with its 2018 season-opening dream. Our Music Director, Greg Harris is a phenomproduction of the beloved Broadway classic A Chorus enal musical talent and skilled collaborator who knows Line thanks to a stellar cast led by Broadway veteran Heritage as well as anyone thanks to his long history of Nikka Graff Lanzarone and an array of national, regiongreat work here; Lee Kennedy, our lighting designer is al, and local talent. sive resume includes Off-Broadway and regional the- a professor at UVA who most recently opened Summer atre credits including roles in Sweet Charity, Seussical, and Smoke at Classic Stage Company in NYC; Alexae The production, which will launch the tenure of UVA Hello Again, and Zorba; Lanzarone has worked at such Visel, Costume Designer, has worked at such theatres alumna Jenny Wales as Artistic Director will open on theatres as Long Wharf Theatre, The Goodman, Paper as Yale Repertory Theatre and Theatre for a New AuSupporting the first-rate cast, Steffens said, is an outstanding design team that brings June 22 at Culbreth Theatre. It will also mark a UVA Mill Playhouse, and many others. dience; Scenic Designer Chris Thompson was most rethe same mix of national, regional, and local talent and vision. with reunion for Wales and director Matthew Steffens, who cently working as the Assistant Scenic“Working Designer on Myour team A Chorus been dream. Our Music Director,Michael Greg Harris met as first-years on the steps of Peabody Hall. Stef- Lanzarone will be joined by Jimdesign Fair has Lady on aBroadway; Sound Designer Ras- is Moscater as on Zach, Jesus Line a phenomenal talent andisskilled collaborator Heritage as well as fens, a noted Broadway actor, singer, dancer, director, Sepulveda as Larry, Emma Benson bury a professor at UVAwho and knows has worked regionally as Bebe,musical Camden thanks to his longaround historythe of country. great work Leeteam Kennedy, lighting and choreographer, is returning to Grounds for the first Loeser as Mike, Hannah Kevittanyone It’shere; a strong who isour pushing as Connie, Jeffrey Marc designer as is Sheila, a professor opened Smoke at time as a professional and continuing a long and fruit- Alkins as Greg, Helena Fay Thompson me towho thinkmost aboutrecently A Chorus Line inSummer new andand innovative Kadeat UVA “ Classic Stage Company NYC; Alexae Visel, Costume Designer, has worked at ful partnership with Wales that has seen them work to- Wright as Bobby, Ainsley Seiger as Maggie, McLain inways.” theatres Yale as Repertory Theatre and Theatre for a New Audience; Scenic gether on multiple productions over the last 20 years. Powell as Judy, Mason Reevessuch as Richie, JoshasDunn Themost 2018 recently Heritageworking Theatre as Festival season Scenic will beDesigner dediDesigner Chris Thompson was the Assistant Al, Cassidy Halpin as Kristine, Gianina Mugavero as Heritage Theatre Festival is well on its way to creating one singular sensation with While still six weeks away from their first rehearsal for cated to the memory of David W. Weiss, a founder of at Val, Michael Hardenberg as Mark, Julian Sanchez as on My Fair Lady on Broadway; Sound Designer Michael Rasbury is a professor its 2018 season-opening production of the beloved Broadway classic “A Chorus Line the show, Wales and Steffens have logged plenty of Heritage Theatre Festival and former Chair of the DePaul, Nisa Mercado as Diana , Alisa Ledyard as Vickie, UVA and has worked regionally around the country. It’s a strong team who is pushing thanks to a stellar cast led by Broadway veteran Nikka Graff Lanzarone and an array miles and audition room hours, seeing more than 400 Camden Luck as Trisha, Christine partment of Drama. as Lois, me Thalwitz to think about A and Chorus Line in new and innovative ways.” of national, regional, and local talent. actors in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Char- Daniel Kingsley as Roy. lottesville. The hard work paid off in a stellar cast that currentlytoon for theof2018 The 2018 Heritage Theatre Season Festivalsubscriptions season will beare dedicated thesale memory David The production, which will launch the tenure of UVA alumna Jenny Wales as Artistic combines a critically-acclaimed Broadway actress Nik- “I think Heritage Theatre Festival Heritage Theatre Festival season Chair at theofUVA Arts Box audiences are going to W. Weiss, a founder of Heritage Theatre Festival and former the Department Director will open on June 22 at Culbreth Theatre. It will also mark a UVA reunion ka Graff Lanzarone, in the lead role of Cassie, with lead- be astounded by the talent andofheart each of these per- Office. Single ticket sales begin on May 31. SubscripDrama. for Wales and director Matthew Steffens, who met as first-years on the steps of ing national and regional talent as well as some of the formers brings to this piece. Time after time we found tions can be ordered in person or by phone at the box ofPeabody Hall. Steffens, a noted Broadway actor, singer, dancer, director, and best singers, dancers, and actors from Charlottesville ourselves seeing and feeling something fice M-F from noon to the 5pm2018 through May 1. The box ofnew from the Season subscriptions are currently on sale for Heritage Theatre Festival choreographer, is returning to Grounds for the first time as a professional and and the surrounding area. fice will re-open on May 31 at 10am. Subscriptions may show thanks to the unique perspective our actors were season at the UVA Arts Box Office. Single ticket sales begin on May 31. Subscriptions continuing a long and fruitful partnership with Wales that has seen them work atoffice any time artsboxoffice.virginia. bringing from their talents and backgrounds,” can their be ordered in person orbe byordered phone atonline the box M-Fat from noon to 5pm through together on multiple productions over the last 20 years. Nikka Graff Lanzarone starred on Broadway in the Steffens said. “The interest in each edu. For more information, visit www.heritagetheatrecity we traveled to May 1. The box office will re-open on May 31 at 10am. Subscriptions may be ordered role of Velma Kelly in Chicago and was a member of blew me away. I felt like I was actually in Atime Chorus online at any at For more information, visit While still sixBroadway weeks away their first show, and Steffens the original castfrom of Women on rehearsal the Vergefor of theLine, asWales ten groups of 35 dancers learned combination have loggedBreakdown. plenty of miles and audition roomimpreshours, seeing more than 400 a Nervous Lanzarone’s long and after combination in actors the course of a single day.” in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Charlottesville. The hard work paid off in a stellar cast that combines a critically-acclaimed Broadway actress Nikka Graff Lanzarone, in the lead role of Cassie, with leading national and regional talent as well as some of the best singers, dancers, and actors from Charlottesville and the surrounding area.


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Nikka Graff Lanzarone starred on Broadway in the role of Velma Kelly in Chicago and was a member of the original Broadway cast of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. Lanzarone’s long and impressive resume includes Off-Broadway and regional theatre credits including roles in Sweet Charity, Seussical, Hello Again, and Zorba; Lanzarone has worked at such theatres as Long Wharf Theatre, The Goodman, Paper Mill Playhouse, and many others. Lanzarone will be joined by Jim Moscater as Zach, Jesus Sepulveda as Larry, Emma Benson as Bebe, Camden Loeser as Mike, Hannah Kevitt as Connie, Jeffrey Marc Alkins as Greg, Helena Fay Thompson as Sheila, Kade Wright as Bobby, Ainsley Seiger as Maggie, McLain Powell as Judy, Mason Reeves as Richie, Josh Dunn as Al, Cassidy Halpin as Kristine, Gianina Mugavero as Val, Michael Hardenberg as Mark, Julian Sanchez as Paul, Nisa Mercado as Diana , Alisa Ledyard as Vickie, Camden Luck as Trisha, Christine Thalwitz as Lois, and Daniel Kingsley as Roy. “I think Heritage Theatre Festival audiences are going to be astounded by the talent and heart each of these performers brings to this piece. Time after time we found ourselves seeing and feeling something new from the show thanks to the unique perspective our actors were bringing from their talents and their backgrounds,” Steffens said. “The interest in each city we traveled to blew me away. I felt like I was actually in A Chorus Line, as ten groups of 35 dancers learned combination after combination in the course of a single day.”

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“Dressing Downton: OBITUARY Charles Richard "Rich" Napier,

for the community. He served as president of Backpacks of Love and was active in the Powhatan Rotary Club, serving as president in 2013 to 2014. He had also served as director and fundraising chair of the South Richmond and Chesterfield YMCA, and was later a charter supporter for the Elizabeth Randolph Lewis YMCA in Powhatan. Above all, Rich was devoted to his family and friends.

Changing Fashion for Changing Times”

family, including his mother-in-law, Judy Donald R. Eddins of Gordonsville and Goodnough; Judy's four siblings and nu- Ed Eddins and his wife, Joyce of Madi66, died peacefully on January 19, 2018 merous nieces and nephews. And the son; her sisters, E. Snow Dyke after a valiant battle with gastric canFeaturing costumes andtoaccessories fromBarbara the hit PBSof series children of family and friends, he will forand Virginia Page Silver of Warrenton, cer. As part of the class of 1970, Rich atat the Virginia Society ever be known as UncleHistorical Richie. The famVa; five grandchildren, Allyson, Kendal, tended Huguenot High School, where he ily wishes to thank oncologist, Dr. Pablo Becky, Ashley and Robert Fisher; and was known for his excellence in track. He Gonzalez and the staff of the Virginia great grandchildren, Trenton Michael then went on to graduate University of Cancer Institute, Capital Caring Hospice Fisher and Brandon that Harlow. She was has Richmond, where he was an active memhe Virginia Historical Society is pleased to announce Altria Group and Encompass Home Health for their preceded in death by her sons, Walter ber of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, receiving agreed to sponsor the VHS’s newest exhibit, “Dressing Downton: Changing compassion and care as well as his dear C. and Kenneth B. Fisher; brothers, L.R., its highest honor, the Merit Key Award. Fashion for Changing Times.” friends for their love and support. A pri- Keith Floyd and Thomas Eddins; and sisFrom there, he attended graduate classes He shared 28 wonderful years with his vate burial service at Hollywood Ceme- ter, Patricia Ann Cockrell. at Virginia Commonwealth University. Thewill nationally exhibit run from October 2015 through January 2016 and wife and love of his life, Judy Griswold tery be held touring on Saturday. Thewill family Napier. Rich and Judy enjoyed life to the welcomes you to a celebration of his life changing There wasexhibition a graveside service Graln his career, Rich worked alongside his will be shown in the VHS’s newly created space, one ofatthe project fullest, traveling, riding horses, kayaat Independence Golf Club on Sunday, ham Cemetery in Orange on Thursday, father as president of Napier Realtors goals of its $38-million “Story of Virginia Campaign.” ERA. Later, he co-founded and served king and entertaining at their farm in January 28, at 5 p.m. Rich has requested April 26, 2018. The service was officiated as president of Napier Signature Homes, Powhatan County. Time with friends contributions be sent to Backpacks of by the Rev. David Knighton. In lieu of A great community is full of inspiration. Innisfree takes special care to create Theatexhibition consists 35 costumes and accessories from the popular 3035 Lower Hill Rd.,ofPowhatan, flowers, memorial contributions may be PBS where he was prized for building Rich- was spent fox hunting, boating, skiing, Love a therapeutic work environment for its coworkers that buildsand a strong sense ofsetting off Va. MASTERPIECE Classic program. Visitors will be able to explore the lives of Downton’s playing tennis golf and 23139. made to Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, mond's most beautiful homes. He furcommunity and enhances each person’s unique skills. When Innisfree needed fireworks, and he had the scars to prove P.O. Box 63, Ruckersville, VA 22968. Arther serviced the industry as president aristocratic inhabitants and their servants during the World War I period. more space for additional weavers, CACF helped expand the weaving studio. it. Wherever Rich was, you could count Elizabeth Eddins Fisher , passed rangements have been entrusted to Predof the Richmond Association of Realtors, onthat having a greatspools time.ofHis Now, coworkers, like Mark, who have skills can transform yarn love into of life away on April 23, 2018, at Dogwood Vil- dy Funeral Home of Orange. Home Builders Association of Richmond “Altria a long supporttofor the arts,” said Jack Nelson, Executive Vice and sense of humor was contagious. lage. Mrs.has Fisher washistory born inofOrange beautiful placemats, can enjoy working with friends and can share their carefully and the Home Builders Association of President and Chief Technology Officer, Altria Group, and Board Vice Chairman, of the Oscar Ellen Napier, the late Floyd and Virginia Davis Eddins Virginia. crafted A mark of hiswith unrivaled work OurSon products our community. passion is tolate support the and community. Rich is survived by his wife, Judy; along and was married to the late Robert MassVirginia Historical Society. “And we are pleased to support the Virginia Historical ethic comes in the form of an extensive KeswickLife 2018_Layout 1 12/28/17 10:54 AM Page 1 with his sister, Judy Napier Allison and ie Fisher, Jr. Mrs. Fisher was a member list of awards, including the Ernest E. Society as it brings traveling exhibitions like ‘Dressing Downton’ to our hometown. Pleasant Grovewill Baptist andfor a residents and visitors alike.” Mayo Award, the Associates Council her husband, Jim of Charlotte, N.C.; his ofThis exhibition be a Church, great draw brother, Jim Napier and his wife, Kathy avid bridge player. Spirit Award, 2012 Builder of the Year There’s no end to what we can do together. of Midlothian, Va.; numerous nieces and and a place in the Home Builder's Hall “WeFisher are excited to have by Altria nephews; and Rich and Judy's dogs, Mrs. is survived herGroup sons, sponsor this nationally touring exhibition of of Fame. Beau and Rita. Gregory L. Abbey Fisher and his wife,said Deborah Downton costumes,” Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the Virginia ofHistorical Orange Society. and Charles M.are Fisher ln addition, Rich had a big heart for help“There manyand real-life American connections to Downton Abbey, His memory is also cherished by Judy's his wife, Sarah of Rochelle; her brothers, ing others and used his free time to care and this exhibition complements the VHS mission to bring our history to life. During the late 19th century, and right up to the outbreak of World War I, hundreds of American women visited England and Europe hoping to marry aristocrats. 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Forest View in Louisa County. This custom 6,100 sq. ft. home includes three full levels of gorgeous living space. The master suite has a sitting room, a huge walk-in closet and a luxury bath with claw foot tub, shower, dual seats and twin shower heads. The kitchen has Cherry glazed cabinets, Brazilian Cherry floors, granite counters, and a large island with a gas range. 6 Also featured is a large solarium, formal living & dining rooms, a home theater with 3 way lighting and stadium seating. There is a weight room with a rubberized floor, a rec room with full wet bar, a paved driveway, a 3 car attached garage AND a 26 'x 30' detached conditioned garage w/200 amp service. Note the Timbertech rear deck, 5' custom fence with 3 gates, granite tops in the baths, kitchen & bar, 3 heat pumps, and 400 amp service. $599,900 MountainIBrook, N S T ALouisa N T SCounty. HADE NURSERIES &wood LANDSCAPING Reduced and now vacant. Our 4 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom home features laminate floors through the hallway, dining and family room areas. The 4 spacious bedrooms are on the upper level, as well as the laundry room. There is an attached garage and 1.5 acres of lawns and shrubs. The home was customized when built and it well cared for and now $329,900



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Exceptional custom farm house in the heart of Ivy. This 5 bedroom home has been fully updated and restored in virtually every area, with a discriminating eye for detail. Recent improvements include bluestone walkways, fieldstone retaining walls, copper roofing, robust gardens and sprawling lawns. Wonderful studio apt./office above a 2 car garage connected by covered breezeway was newly built in 2014. Grounds consist of extensive landscaping/hardscaping, covered porches, and sprawling yards. The barn with fenced paddock provide space for the perfect hobby farm. Pristine setting on 4 acres, flanked by a quiet stream. Country living at its finest, yet only a 5 minute drive to Charlottesville and UVA. Sold by Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228 and Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439.

Represents an incredible opportunity within the Keswick Hunt. This property is a gem with true character and potential, featuring a full length front porch on 2 levels, large center hallway, grand staircase, spacious living room, den, and dining room. The home is set amidst beautiful mature grounds and landscaping. 2 bedroom cottage, pool, pool house, slate patio, and rear courtyard, all in a private setting on 54 acres. Sold by Frank Hardy 434.296.0134.



An elegant mountain home situated on lake and surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. Located off of a private road in a gated community. This home boasts incredible views all around. As you enter the home you are met with a floor to ceiling stone fireplace! All bedrooms are master bedrooms with state of the art bathrooms. This “Smart” home is outfitted so that all the lighting, music and security can be controlled by your Ipad or Iphone. With imported Italian appliances, Hand Hewn Beams, a wine room, game room, this home really has it all. There is a large screened in back porch which overlooks the lake. There is an additional lot where one could add an outbuilding, barn or guest house. This home is the epitome of a mountain retreat with all the amenities and upgrades one could imagine. It’s mountain luxury in the Blue Ridge. MLS 572955. $2,150,000. Frank Hardy 434.296.0134

Sitting on an almost 1.5 acre corner lot on one of Charlottesville’s most distinguished streets, this 1937 home is believed to have been designed by Stanislaw Makielski, the first instructor of the new School of Architecture at the University. Just over 3,000sf, the home has wonderful flow throughout the main floor with floor to ceiling windows in almost every space. The recently updated kitchen features all stainless appliances. A fully finished basement has an updated bathroom with herringbone marble floors and glass shower, kitchenette, and 4th bedroom making a great in law suite or guest quarters. Master bedroom has its own private deck/balcony. Lovely stone garden walls curve the well manicured lawn space. An historic home exuding character in the heart of town. MLS 574176. $1,295,000. Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228 © MMXVIII Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty. All rights reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty Logo are service marks licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and used with permission. Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.

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