KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - August 2018
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Keswick Puppy Show Historic Tivoli â€“ Picture Perfect Setting
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Justin H. Wiley
Peter A. Wiley
434.422.2090 firstname.lastname@example.org 503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 6 • Charlottesville, VA 22903
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132A East Main Street • Orange, VA 22960
MLS# 577670 • $375,000 ROSE HILL CHURCH LANE – 40 acres (3 tax map parcels) of rolling land with hardwood forest and a bold creek, Henderson Creek. This secluded property adjoins lands owned by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and is only 6 miles from Charlottesville.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
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MLS# 579864 • $2,250,000 STRAWBERRY HILL FARM – Available for the first time in over 45 years, this beautiful 330 acre parcel is situated below the South West Mountains in the Keswick Hunt area of Albemarle County. The property is all open, completely fenced, and is ideal for cattle, horses, or a vineyard. The farm also features a large pond, tenant house, and equipment barn. The property is protected by a conservation easement allowing one division.
MLS# 549637 • $850,000 ALLEN FARM – A 121 acre parcel with a good mix of hardwoods and native grasses, teaming with wildlife, in the Catterton area of Free Union. This well-priced land offers unsurpassed privacy and good views of Buck Mountain with some Blue Ridge vistas. Multiple building sites and a good farm road already in place. Adjoins hundreds of acres of protected land. Parcel is not under conservation easement.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
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MLS# 561859 • $995,000 MICHIE FARM – This 175+/- acre parcel located in the Keswick area of Albemarle, has numerous beautiful, and private building sites. The property features the circa 1750 Michie house, farm buildings, pond, existing entrance, and driveway. The land is currently fenced for cattle, has roughly 60 acres in pasture, and the balance in hardwoods. With over 7 division rights, the property would be a great candidate for a conservation easement.
MLS# 578625 • $1,250,000
MLS# 558491 • $995,000
DECCA ROAD – A rare offering of 45 +/- acres just 7 miles from Charlottesville, with long river frontage on the Mechums River, and great mountain views. This stunning parcel includes an events pavilion and a large barn. Conveniently located, yet very private. This parcel is a must see!
SOUTHERN ALBEMARLE FARM – A beautiful, medium-sized horse farm or retreat, this turn-of-the-century farmhouse is well-sited in the center of 77 acres of fenced pasture and fields, with a beautiful stable, large pond and trails. The farm offers privacy and views and is adjacent to over 1500 acres of protected farmland. A 6-stall barn with power, water, bathroom, tack room, wash stall and shavings storage is positioned near the large outdoor ring.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
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Keswick, VA Albemarle County 5 miles to Keswick Country Club 10 miles to Charlottesville Over 3,400 square feet with 4 Bedrooms and 3Â˝ Baths. Features include large Family Room with Fireplace, Eat-In Kitchen with Island & Breakfast Nook, Large Master Suite, Lovely Deck provides great Outdoor Space and overlooks back lawn, 2-car Garage, Storage Shed with electricity, Gated Entrance & paved Private Driveway. mls. 576486 Contact Duke & Sharon Merrick for more information:
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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 www.marymorony.com. or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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12 ON THE COVER Keswick Puppy Show
Historic Tivoli - Picture Perfect Setting
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Colin J. Dougherty Published by a division of Keswick Life PHOTOGRAPHY Submissions thanks to Keswickians and Giacomo Wilson for Keswick Scene
Tivoli was a picture perfect setting for this year's Kes-
wick Hunt Club puppy show. While the puppies were exhibited in the ring, spectators gathered on the porch and lawn. Read all the details in Keswick Scene on page 12.
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Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! What: 2016 Heritage Harvest Festival Where: Monticello When: September 22nd Thomas Jefferson championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable agriculture. The 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Seed Savers Exchange celebrates Jefferson’s legacy in a fun, affordable, family-oriented, educational event promoting gardening, sustainability, local food, and the preservation of heritage plants. The 2018 Heritage Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 22, at Monticello: on the historic West Lawn, in the vegetable garden, and in Jefferson’s Lower Grove. The venue provides a beautiful showcase for the restored gardens and features the wealth of Monticello’s programs in not just gardening, but also natural history, foodways, and the roles of the entire plantation community.More than 100 programs and hands-on workshops, garden tours, chef demos, kids’ activities, heirloom fruit and vegetable tastings and so much more!Celebrate Jefferson’s legacy as a revolutionary gardener with more heirloom tastings, workshops and chefs demos than ever before. From cheesemaking to “lamb hams;” medicine making to growing gourmet mushrooms; secrets for tomato success in the Southeast, hands-on craft cider demos, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, a beer garden, music and more - this year’s festival has something for everyone What makes our Heritage Harvest Festival a must-attend event? Let us count the reasons…
Tasting Tent 1. Tastings for Everyone The festival is a foodie paradise! You’ll taste heirloom produce (up to 100 varieties), sample seasonal and awardwinning beers, and experience incredible culinary creations. 2. Hands-On Fun Pet heritage breeds of animals, touch archaeological artifacts, make music, play historic games…you’ll find fun for the whole family. 3. Celebrity Chefs & Gardeners From Samin Nosrat to Michael Twitty, the festival is your chance to meet some of the biggest names in the food, gardening and farming world. See the list of presenters. 4. Demos & Workshops With events ranging from chef demonstrations to practical tips for your garden or next dinner party, you’ll leave the festival inspired. Explore the schedule of events. 5. Free & Easy Parking Our complimentary parking and shuttle service from Piedmont Virginia Community College (buses run continuously beginning at 8:15 a.m.) make transportation simple and stress free. Best of all? You can save $3 on your admission ticket by purchasing online. Get your discounted tickets before they’re all gone!
What: Pig Roast + Toast
When: Saturday, September 29 th , 6-9 pm Where: The Clifton Inn The Clifton welcomes you to the end of the summer, headed into fall pig roast with spirit tastings from your favorite local distilleries and local purveyors. From 6-9pm, Saturday September 29th under Clifton’s Court Tent, enjoy live music, dancing, spirit tasting and a pig roast! Tickets are $28 per person for Pig Roast only and $40 per person for Pig Roast and Tasting. There will be a full bar available for purchsing craft cocktails, beer, and wine. Participating Virginia Distilleries: Virginia Distillery Company Ragged Branch Distillery Silverback Distillery Vitae Spirits Reservoir Distillery For further information: The Clifton Inn -434.971.1800
What: Keswick Foxtrot When: September 29 th Where: Castalia
The Keswick Foxtrot 5K race will be at Castalia again this year on September 29th, at Contact Currell Pattie (email@example.com) for information on sponsorship and/or participation. Proceeds will benefit the Piedmont Environmental Council and the KHC Building Fund. Keswick Hunt Club is hosting the 5th Annual Foxtrot 5K and Kids Fun Run on Saturday, September 29, 2018, at 5 P.M. at scenic Castalia Farm. This year's event supports the Keswick Hunt Club Building Fund and the Piedmont Environmental Council. We invite you to join the fun while supporting our efforts to conserve land, wildlife habitats, and share the sporting traditions of country life, which give Keswick its unique identity. Your participation contributes to the restoration and preservation of traditions dating back to 1896. Would you like to be a Sponsor? Advertising for Sponsors includes Company logos prominently displayed on the race day T-Shirts and the large banner on full view at the Start/Finish Line. We will recognize our Sponsors by announcing all supporters' names during the post-race festivities. We will include a list of all Sponsors in each participant's race packet. Any items or brochures representing your Company that you wish to provide can be included in the race packet each runner receives. Sponsors donate at these levels: Masters: $1,500 and up Whips: $1,000 to $1,499 Fox Chasers: $500 to $999 Hilltoppers: $250 to $499 Additionally, you may donate products, Gift Certificates or Raffle Prizes to be given away post-race For questions, please contact: Currell L. Pattie, Race Director Carol Pattie, Co-Director (586) 354-3666 (586) 202-3632 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com We appreciate your Sponsorship to make this event a great success! Thank you.
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What: An Evening with Steven Stokes When: Saturday, October 6th, 7 pm Where: Grace Church Grace Salon presents “An Evening with Steven Stokes”. A blacksmith who creats pieces for royalty, Hollywood, celebreties and fols righ here in our community. Please RSVP to parishadministratoe@grace keswick.org.
What: 2018 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship Where: Middleburg, Virginia When: October 8-13 The 2018 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship, (formerly the North American Field Hunter Championship) will be held October 8-13. This event features four days of first field hunting privileges in beautiful Virginia hunt country with four outstanding packs: Blue Ridge Hunt, Bull Run Hunt, Orange County Hounds and Warrenton Hunt. In addition, we have planned a wonderful week of social events. We are proud that this event is held for the benefit of the INOVA Loudoun Hospital Foundation. Our Prize money has been increased! A Grand Champion prize of $2500 AND a Reserve Grand Champion prize of $1500 will be awarded to the Hunt of the winning rider. Mounted judges will ride with the competitors during the week and the Championship will be held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Virginia on . Saturday, October 13th before the Virginia Fall Races. Entries are being accepted for the first 60 competitors for a registration fee of $300. Since opening entries in mid-May, we are over 25% full! As we expect to fill prior to the close date of September 21st, please encourage your members to submit their entries early. So far, we have competitors from hunts in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia!
What: Galloping Gallery
Do you have the next Champion Field Hunter in your hunt club? The Entry Form and more information can be found on our website www.vafallraces.com and our Facebook page Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship. If you have any questions, contact : firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-403-4884.
The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier is hosting a fun-filled fundraising event on October 7 at the Green Sears barn at the intersection of Back Road and East Gate Road on Montpelier.
What: Riding Sideways
When: Sunday, October 7th 1-6 pm Where: Montpelier
Spend the afternoon at Montpelier and come over to the TRF barn for a full afternoon of festivities. There is shopping, food trucks, wine, beer, live music by Duke Merrick, and former race horses to visit with and pat. Named the ‘Galloping Gallery’, the event has a unique collection of paintings, ceramics, jewelry, leather products, decorated accents and much more. Relax in autumn under the trees at Montpelier in comfortable chairs from 1pm to 6pm and enjoy a pleasant southern afternoon. Ticket donations are $20.00 in advance,$25 at the door. Contact email@example.com or 540 672 3454. Funds raised by October 7th event “Galloping Gallery” will make sure that retired racehorses have a safe place to stay.
What: Keswick Hunter Pace
When: Sunday, October 7th at 9:00 a.m. Where: Bridlespur The Equine Welfare Society and The Keswick Hunt Club will be hosting a Fall Fun Hunter Pace on Sunday, October 7, 2018. The event will be held at the Kundrun’s beautiful Bridlespur Farm, which is the home of The Equine Welfare Society and is located in the heart of historic Keswick Hunt Country. A lovely inviting six mile course has been laid out that will be enjoyable and exciting for all levels of riders and horses. Jumping and non-jumping divisions are offered. All jumps are optional. Juniors are especially welcome. Also available at www.equinewelfaresociety.org and www.keswickhuntclub.com. Please come and join us for this special equestrian gathering. Sign up now to ride or volunteer!!
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When: Tuesday, October 9th at 6:00 - 7:30 pm Where: National Sporting Library, Middleburg,Virginia Join NSLM in partnership with the Side Saddle Chase Foundation to learn more about the resurgence of side saddle riding and competition. Modern riders and the public have become enamored with the tradition and glamor of “riding sideways”, but even though the riders have modern sensibilities, they use original saddles and habits – often from over a century ago! These equestrians use cutting edge safety and technology while quite literally preserving the fabric of vintage tack and turnout.
Speakers: Devon Zebrovious- Devon has represented Middleburg Hunt eight times in the Virginia Field Hunter championships, riding both aside and astride. She concentrates on proper jumping foundations for the horses and specializes in riding side saddle, both in the show ring and in the hunt field. Amy Jo McGee- A member of the Kimberton Hunt in Pennsylvania, Amy was the 2017 USEF National Ladies Side Saddle Reserve Champion and has been riding sidesadle for over 25 years. She also does sidesaddle tack repair and sews habits. Sarah O'Halloran- A member of the Potomac Hunt, Sarah rides and trains horses. Though she has experience in everything from polo to driving, her current passion is side saddle riding and events. She also sews custom sidesaddle habits. The exhibit “Sidesaddle, 1690-1935” will be open through March 24, 2019. In art and sport, the poised equestrian riding aside embodies the essence of elegance, power, and grace. Hidden beneath the flowing skirts of the rider is the sidesaddle, the design of which has evolved dramatically in response to the physical demands of sporting women (and sometimes men) requiring a firm seat as they began to meet the challenges of jumping and galloping across the countryside. The exhibit will present a revealing perspective on the history and culture of women as equestrians, their depictions in sporting art, and the evolution of sidesaddle tack and attire represented in British, Continental, and American art from the 17th to the 20th centuries. The exhibition will showcase approximately fifty paintings, works on paper, and sculptures on loan from museums and private collections. Co-curators Dr. Ulrike Weiss, Lecturer at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and Claudia Pfeiffer, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Curator of Art at NSLM, are contributing essays to the accompanying catalog. To RSVP to programs at the National Sporting Library , contact Anne Marie Paquette, (APaquette@National Sporting.org) 540-687.-6542x25
OVERHEARD Here and there... in Keswick On and Off The Market 2425 Strawberry Hill Farm, a renovation project in “north Keswick” with 330 acres went under contract in 5 days and was listed at $2.250m. Also under contract is 1071 Club Drive in Keswick Estates with 4 beds, 3+ baths and 3758 sf on 2.2 acres at $865k. 6469 Louisa Road with 175 acres was $1.43m now $995k. 4975 Moriah Way with 5 beds, 4 baths, 2 acres and 4119 sf at $695k. 7190 Wyant Lane with 3 bds, 2 baths, 1056 sf on 2 acres $230k to $210k. 1075 Richmond Road with 4 beds, 3 baths, 2962 sf on 3.4 acres at $395k. 4534 Deer Bonn Road with 3 beds, 1.5 baths, 1196 sf on 2.2 $159,900 to 154.9k. In Glenmore 3578 Glasgow Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3695 sf at $675k and 3384 Cesford Grange with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5820 sf $945k to $849k Sold in Glenmore is 518 Drumin Road with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 2918 sf at $664.773k. 530 Drumin Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 2806 sf at $720.640k. 1556 Elgin Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3288 sf $779k then $749k and sold for $682k. 1383 Tattersall Court with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 6619 sf $1.1m to $995k and sold for $960k. 3101 Darby Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 5105 sf at 1.185m and sold for $1.1 m. 3640 Worcester Lane with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4252 sf at $699.9k then $675k and sold for $650k. 2237 Piper Way with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4940 sf at $899k then $790k and sold for $765k. 3630 Osprey Drive with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4288 sf sold for $868.8k. Around the area 6305 Turkey Sag Road with 4 beds, 2 baths, 2019 sf on 3 acres $250k sold for $243.5k. A 1 acre lot at Royal Acres on Keswick Road started at at $119.9k, then $99k and sold for $80k. 3421 Keswick Road with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2156 sf on 1 acre at $479k, then $455k and sold for $436.5k. Reduced around the area is 849 Club Drive in Kewick Estate with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 7382 sf on 2.4 acres was $2.750m now $2.650m. A 2 acre lot on Palmer Drive was $250k,now $225k. 7.2 acres on Palmer Drice was $780k and now $630k. 100 Campbell Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3375 sf on 9.4 acres was $625k and now $599.9k. . 6.4 acres at 18 Pelham Drive in Hidden Hills was $169k now $135k. 3312 Lockport Place with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3950 sf was $629k and now $592.9k. 3325 Braemar Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2942 sf was $589k now $583k. 3239 Heathcote Lane with 4 beds, 4 baths and 4804 sf was $659.9k now $639k. 2273 Piper Way with 4 beds, 5.5 baths and 56986 sf was $934.9k now $875k. 2075 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3792 sf was $538.9k now $489k. 3404 Carroll Creek Road with 5 beds, 5 baths and 5300 sf on 1.2 acres was $1.12m now $930k. 3220 Heathcote Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5384 sf was $899k now $799k. 3511 Wedgewood Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3650 sf was $599k now $589k. 322 Avebury Court with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5221 sf was $699k now $665k.
A strong group of horses and riders braved the heat and humidity at the Warrenton Horse Show Hunt Night on Sunday and all came away with hardearned ribbons while having fun competing against other hunt clubs! In addition to the riders listed below the team was helped tremendously by Darlene Murphy, Kenny Wheeler, Stephany Gill and Zach Parks who generously loaned excellent hunt horses to the team, as well as by a fantastic "ground crew" of Kendyl Gerard, Sarah Poole, Marshall Payne, George Payne and Neal Young, who provided everything from horse holding and tack changes to cold drinks, photography and videography! Many thanks go to Darlene Murphy and Sandy Rives for providing lots of positive coaching to many of the horses and riders in the fine art of Hunt Night. Keswick also had a great cheering section around the rail -- thanks to everyone who made the drive to Warrenton! Last, but certainly not least, please thank Darlene Murphy for recruiting and organizing the team and hosting the practice sessions at her farm. On to Hunt Night at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg, Monday evening October 15th. Individual results: Jill Wilson: 1st in Side Saddle Undersaddle, 2nd in Side Saddle Hunter Hack, 3rd in Side Saddle Over Fences, 1st and 3rd in Foxhunter 31-45, 3rd in Ladies' Hunter Hack, and 4th in Corinthian Class Nicolette Merle-Smith: 2nd, 4th and 5th in Foxhunter 18-31, 8th in Ladies' Hunter Hack, and 3rd in Staff Class Sandy Rives: 2nd in the Staff Class, 5th in Warm-up, 8th in Gentleman's Hunter Hack Joel Scholz: 7th in Foxhunter 31-45, 6th in Gentleman's Hunter Hack Will Coleman: Best Turned Out, 7th in Gentleman's Hunter Hack Greg Fisher: 5th in the Staff Class, 3rd in the Horn Blowing Contest Shelley Payne: 3rd in the Corinthian Class Lizzie Rives: 5th in the Corinthian Class Hunter Pairs 4th place to Nicolette Merle-Smith and Joel Scholz 6th place to Lizzie Rives and Jill Wilson Hunt Teams 5th place to Jill Wilson, Shelley Payne, and Anne Young 6th place to Nicolette Merle-Smith, Darlene Murphy,
The historic Monticello Dairy Building along Grady and Preston avenues that was once home to Three Notch’d and Cho’s will soon become a mixed-use development of businesses, restaurants, and housing. Phase one of Dairy Central officially got underway around 12 p.m. on Wednesday, August 22.The building will house office space, a food hall, and retailers. Phase two will include residential space, including 20 affordable housing units. “This project is unique in Charlottesville because of the mix of office space, food hall, and eventually a 175 residential units that will be here on site, and a well-located walkable urban locations that’s close to all of the urban amenities, jobs, and parks, and things like that in Charlottesville so people can live, work, and play in one place without a car,” Chris Henry, president of Stony Point Design/ Build, said. The first phase of the project is set to be complete in early 2020, and phase two of the project will be
Bravo As luxury hotels aim to distinguish themselves as destinations, design assumes an ever greater role— from Calistoga in California to the Maldives. .Included in Architectural Digest’s list of the 15 BestDesigned Hotels Opening this Summer The Clifton, Charlottesville, Virginia - Originally constructed in 1799 as a colonial-style home for Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Martha, and her husband, Thomas Mann Randolph, the Clifton opens in June in a storybook setting: 100 acres of Virginia’s idyllic countryside on the outskirts of Charlottesville. Interiors done by Blackberry Farm Design are reminiscent of a country-estate style, with colorful accents. Twenty rooms, beautiful gardens, and views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Monticello are yours for the taking. the-clifton.com
Catch of the Day Pictured below: Sandy Rives and Wayne Breeden with their “catch of the day” . A Red Drum, 51 inches long caught in the Chesapeake Bay, off Cape Charles, while fishing on the “Top Dog”.
New in Glenmore is 3235 Melrose Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4575 sf at $645k. 2325 Ferndown Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4164 sf at $599.5k. 2461 Pendower Lane with 3 beds, 3 baths and 3505 sf at $797k. Around the area 5724 Hackingwood Lane with 3 beds, 3 baths and 2703 sf on 32 acres at $765k. 5899 Gordonsville Road with 2 beds, 2 baths and 1898 sf on 9.3 acres at $679k. 5880 Mechunk Ridge Lane with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and 1200 sf on 2.6 acres at $268k. 600 Campbell Road with 3 beds, 2 baths and 1680 sf on 3.7 acres at $296.5k. I just can’t resist including these high end sales. In the county 3772 Horseshoe Bend Road, an 1810 estate with 461 acres and a 6 bed, 6.5 bath, 6531 sf home sold for $8.7m. In the City 1314 Rugby Road, “Four Acres”, a 1910 12433 sf, 6 bed, 4 bath home on 3.9 acres started at $10.995m, then $7.995m sold for
A lawsuit over the future useof of the Foxfield land soon could coming to an Lawsuit Over Future Use Foxfield Land Could BebeComing toend. an End Updated (as of September 11th) An Albemarle Circuit Court judge says she needs more evidence in order to make a decision in the Foxfield lawsuit.Judge Cheryl Higgins is calling for discovery in the case, which means she has questions that can only be answered by obtaining more facts and evidence. The lawsuit alleges the CEO of the Foxfield Racing Association is considering selling the property to create a housing development. Plaintiffs claim that selling the land would go against the final wishes of the original owner and founding Foxfield Racing President Mariann Tejada, who passed away in 1983. They argue Tejada's will created a charitable trust, which prevents any sale of the property. “Now on some of the other issues that were raised, the judge very clearly signaled that she would like to hear more evidence in the case, that's fine with us. The more evidence that comes out, the more it's going to show that Mrs. Tejada intended to create a trust,” said plaintiff's attorney Bill Hurd. Attorneys for the defense declined to comment. In a packed courtroom in July, Albemarle County Circuit Judge Cheryl Higgins heard arguments over whether the will of Foxfield’s deceased former owner prevents the sale of the 179-acre property. In her will, Marianna S. de Tejeda, wrote that she wanted her estate to go to “the perpetuation of the Foxfield Races in Albemarle County.” She died in 1983. The plaintiffs in the case — John H. Birdsall, Harry Burn, Reynolds Cowles, Landon Hilliard, Kiwi Hilliard, John G. Macfarlane III, Dudley Macfarlane and Jack Sanford Jr. — claim they are beneficiaries to the trust Tejada created due to language in the will that states the races are to be continued for “the recreation, education and enjoyment of the people of Albemarle County and their friends and visitors of Virginia who appreciate equestrian sports, competition and related activities.” On Friday, Bill Hurd, a lawyer representing the plaintiffs, argued that the language of the will, among other aspects, established a charitable trust. “We want to make sure that the races are preserved for people of Albemarle County, as Mrs. Tejada intended,” he said.However, the defendants — the Foxfield Racing Association and its director, Thomas Dick — claim the language is too ambiguous and does not constitute a charitable trust, if it even constitutes a trust at all. The plaintiffs have alleged that the Foxfield Racing Association intends to sell the land, which they say is against Tejada’s wishes and is what prompted them to file suit in January 2017. The plaintiffs in spring 2017 detailed plans for a development called Hermit Thrush. The plans divided the land into 17 parcels for development and likely would have been used to create a residential neighborhood.
Other documents attached to the plaintiffs’ filing last year include a $17 million, two-year listing agreement for the property that Dick’s late brother and the former president of the Foxfield Racing Association, Benjamin Dick, had signed. The agreement lasted between November 2014 and November 2016. Benjamin Dick passed away in 2015 .Further complicating matters, Benjamin Dick was the lawyer who helped Tejeda draft her will. Lawyers for the plaintiffs argued that this potentially could cause a conflict if the racing association were to prevail in the lawsuit. Seeking a partial summary judgmen, the plaintiffs asked Higgins to issue a declaratory judgment that the Foxfield Racing Association may not legally sell the Foxfield property and that, by taking steps to sell the property, it had violated the terms of the trust and should be removed as the property’s trustee. In turn, the defendants issued a plea in bar to the claims, arguing that Foxfield cannot be considered a charitable trust because it does not meet the requirements of such an entity, such as having a community center, playground or other structure open to the public all year, and that the plaintiffs’ motions should be thrown out. After leaving the courtroom, Hilliard said she was “very optimistic” about the way the hearing had gone. “I think we’re clearly on the winning side,” she said. “I think that anyone who has read our arguments will be able to see that.” Attorneys for the Foxfield Racing Association and Dick declined to comment.
NSA CALLS FOR PRESERVING FOXFIELD RACES To the Editor: In addition to their inestimable value to the Charlottesville region, the Foxfield Races in the spring and fall are vitally important to the National Steeplechase Association and American steeplechasing racing in general. Foxfield is important to our horsemen--the owners and trainers--including those based in Virginia who participate in Foxfield’s races each spring and fall. The Foxfield Races are positioned at significant places on the NSA’s spring and fall schedules. In the spring, other important races lie just ahead on the calendar, and Foxfield provides the horses and our horsemen with a valuable springboard into those races. In the fall, Foxfield’s place on the calendar is at the start of the championship season, and it again provides the horses and horsemen with an opportunity to prepare for the remainder of the season. With other NSA race meets, Foxfield shares many benefits with its community. In addition to their recreational and educational contributions, Foxfield and the other meets preserve open space, for our generation and future generations. It is a benefit that, if lost, can never be replaced. It is gone forever. Some benefits, of course, are unique to Foxfield and Albemarle County. For one, the races serve as remembrances of important community members such as Daniel Van Clief. Also, the charities that are advertised as benefitting from the Foxfield Races are unique to the Charlottesville community. Moreover, the races have become an important community outing that is attended by many families and University of Virginia students. We are well aware of the challenges facing Foxfield, and the NSA’s Board of Directors is deeply concerned over the potential loss of these two historic race meets. Without Foxfield, the National Steeplechase Association and American horse racing over fences would be diminished. As an organization, the NSA will defend meets such as Foxfield and assist them to remain viable. We urge all members of the NSA community and concerned members of the Charlottesville community to stand together and advocate for the preservation of the valued and valuable Foxfield Races. Guy J. Torsilieri President National Steeplechase Association
The Foxfield Fall Family Day Races, October 7th
For questions, please contact the race office at (434) 293.9501 KESWICK LIFE
COMMUNITY Restaurant Rochambeau Opening Soon Authentic French Cuisine Coming to Main Street in Gordonsville Restaurant Rochambeau Opening Soon Authentic French Cuisine Coming to Main Street in Gordonsville Excitement is building as Restaurant Rochambeau prepares to open its doors later this month, on Main Street in Gordonsville. Focused on authentic French cuisine, the restaurant is located in the space previously occupied by the Restaurant Pomme for over a dozen years. It features a formal dining room with a working fireplace, outdoor dining on the terrace, a separate bar, and space for private events. Rochambeau will also be providing catering services. Assisting the restaurant’s owners (Jacqueline and Bruce Gupton) in the startup is Chef Randy Cooper, who is well known to many in the area based upon his ten years’ experience as owner/chef of Elmwood at Sparks, in Orange. Early in his career, Randy was trained in the French method, not just in cooking but also in kitchen management. Rochambeau is currently busy assembling and training a dream team of professionals for both full-time and part-time Front of House, Back of House, and Catering/Events positions (readers are invited to “throw their hats into the ring”)! In addition to having an on-site herb and vegetable garden, Rochambeau will also be partnering with local/regional farmers and fishermen, shaping its seasonally-driven menu around the finest natural/organic ingredients. And based on the Guptons’ experience in running their own vineyard near Saint Emilion a number of years ago, foodies can rest assured that the wine selection will be outstanding!
pictured above: Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, the Comte de Rochambeau
The restaurant is named in honor of Jean Baptiste Donatien de Vimeur, the Comte de Rochambeau, who was appointed by Louis XVI as leader of the 5,500-person French military force sent to help the American Continentals win independence from British rule. A veteran of a number of sieges in Europe, he provided valuable expertise that helped ensure victory in the Battle of Yorktown in August 1781. The Guptons are friends with Rochambeau’s descendants, and have visited the family’s chateau in Thoré-la-Rochette. Five years ago, the Town of Gordonsville became a Sister City with his home town, and (as a tangible sign of the common bond) a portion of the restaurant’s profits will go to Les Amis de Rochambeau, a group in France that assists in maintaining Rochambeau’s chateau and keeping his memory alive
pictured above: The formal dining room and at left outdoor dining on the terrace
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A privately set, 26 acre, estate-caliber property comprised of a dramatic main house with first floor master and 2-car garage, plus adjacent structure with additional bay and charming in-law/guest apartment and well-built barn that could be finished to be center-aisle with 4-5 stalls. Sweeping lawns in all directions, trails through the woods and a formal garden. This potential horse property is within easy walking/ riding distance of Preddy Creek. Moments to Baker-Butler & Hollymead conveniences. Every inch in pristine condition. Dramatic floor plan. MLS# 571415
A family compound set privately in the rolling hills of Somerset, adjacent to Keswick Hunt territory, with mountain and pastoral views. Main house constructed ‘06 of the finest new, reclaimed materials, enhanced by a 2 bed, 2 bath guest house (1,900 sf bank barn converted with stunning results), vaulted guest/in-law quarters over garage, saltwater pool with pool house, center-aisle barn, equipment shed, regulation dressage arena and multiple paddocks with run-in sheds. Every inch turn-key. Includes division right and dramatic 2nd building site. MLS# 556651
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Country House Antiques: A Dream and a Leap of Faith By Nancy Parsons
Country House Antiques: A Dreama and a Leap of Faith BY NANCY PARSONS There’s something magical about a good antique shop. Every painting or piece of furniture has its own unique history, a previous life, a soul. The patina of age is like the face of a fascinating and charismatic person….You look at them and you know they have stories to tell.
above photo credit Linda Jackson
So it is with antique furniture, art and rugs. The blemishes and imperfections from a hundred or so years of use create a rich and beautiful glow of age, wisdom, dignity and the past. Yu run your hands over the top of an antique table and you feel the indentation where many hands were there before yours. You wonder, “Whose hands were they”? A good antique shop has stories to tell.
The story of Country House Antiques started with a dream inspired by a lifelong passion for horses, hounds, hunting, the Virginia countryside and wonderful country houses. I remember going with my Mother to antique auctions when I was a young child, holding onto her hand, and feeling absolutely fascinated and thrilled by the sound of the auctioneer’s voice, the competition of people bidding, winning and losing, and the fantastic pieces that were being sold. I was horse crazy and I collected equestrian antiques and art and shared my Mother’s love for paintings, antique furniture and oriental rugs. As a student at Mary Baldwin College, I studied antiques, art history and interior design and rode on the Intercollegiate Riding Team, competing in horse shows against Sweet Briar, Hollins, UVA and others. It was a glorious time for me, as I was able to study antiques and art and also compete and ride regularly. After graduating, I was employed by The Finishing Touch, an interior design and antique business with shops in Lynchburg and Wintergreen. Over the years, I worked with interior design and furniture businesses in Lynchburg and at Smith Mountain Lake. I continued to ride, but traded the show ring for the hunt field, and enjoyed foxhunting with a number of hunts throughout Virginia. In 1994, I moved to Keswick and joined the Keswick Hunt Club. My career transitioned into fundraising and I was honored to work for the Virginia Horse Center, Monticello, the University of Virginia, the National Sporting Library and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. It was wonderful to raise funds for important historic properties and fine art museums and I enjoyed networking with donors and volunteers, but I always dreamed of having my own business. As a weekend hobby, I opened a number of booths in local antique malls, buying and selling antiques, rugs and paintings. It was a great way to learn more about the antique business and to begin to establish a client base. When the opportunity arose to open my own shop in the heart of Keswick, I held my breath and said a prayer.
Three years later, the shop is still going strong. The collection includes 18th and 19th century American, English and French furniture, rugs and fine art as well as equestrian antiques and decorative items. Inventory varies with new items coming in weekly. The mood and ambiance is hunt country casual with many pieces typical of a country house or cottage. At Country House Antiques, I offer attractive, high quality pieces at a mix of price points to appeal to a variety of customers. The shop is nestled among horse farms and country estates in the heart of Keswick hunt country. My customers tell me they enjoy the feel and even the smell of the shop, with a teapot simmering on the woodstove in the fall and winter, and always a warm and friendly atmosphere to greet friends and clients. I am grateful to my wonderful consignors who help to keep the inventory fresh and ever changing. Many pieces are from local farms in Keswick and Farmington, as well as estates in Middleburg, Goochland, Fluvanna and other areas. I also purchase inventory from auctions and estate sales and I buy directly from private owners. Social networking provides important marketing for the shop, and it has given me a national customer base. I have shipped paintings to New York and Connecticut, a pair of antique French tables to Colorado, Old Paris porcelain to Maryland and even a pair of antique hitching posts to California. Most of all, I enjoy and appreciate my local customers and consignors, many of whom have become dear friends.Country House Antiques and Nancy Parsons are totally awesome! A new Keswick resident recently remarked....Being from Florida and having recently purchased a house in which to spend our summers in Gordonsville, we were starting from square one. We had very little furniture to make this newly renovated house into a family home. Then we met Nancy ! If she didn't have the pieces we needed, it wasn't long til she found it, & emailed me with pictures and prices. From ladderback chairs to a pair of club chairs,a fabulous rug, a loveseat,rustic bar stools,a gateleg table and many many more accent pieces. We trust her taste ,integrity,and judgement so much that we bought multiple pieces sight unseen while still in Florida. Going for a rustic farmhouse look has been so m uch fun with the help of Nancy and Country House Antiques! I hope you will visit soon! Nancy Parsons Country House Antiques 5447 Gordonsville Road (At the intersection of Routes 231 and 600) Keswick, VA 22947 Tel: 434-295-0616 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Follow Country House Antiques on FaceBook and Instagram. Hours: 12 noon to 5pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday Open by appointment or by chance on Tuesdays .Closed on Wednesdays
Below a few photos from her shop. Stop in often as her inventory is always changing.
My friend and neighbor, Blue Bomar, owned a building that had been sitting vacant for a number of years. It had once been an antique shop called “Chez Fox”. The building was perfect and it was only a mile from my home. It seemed to me that the stars were aligning. So, I put on a brave face, left my career, took a leap of faith and opened Country House Antiques in 2015.
Keswick Hunt Club Puppy Show BY WINKIE MOTLEY
Keswick Hunt Club's Puppy Show
"Tivoli" was a picture perfect setting for this year's Keswick Hunt Club puppy show. While the puppies were exhibited in the ring, spectators gathered on the porch and lawn. The Puppy Show was established by Anne Coles in honor of her late husband, Eddie Coles. In the early years, the purpose of the event was to encourage club members and guests to be aware of the young hounds and to have a wonderful party. Anne’s efforts for 10 years developed into a major fundraiser to benefit the hounds while continuing the tradition of a fun event. The first few years the Puppy Show was held at Cloverfields. Kenny and Ceil Wheeler then hosted at their farm, East Belmont, followed by the Puppy Show moving to the Keswick Hunt Club . Last year, Winkie and Sheila Motley hosted the show at the Hunt Club in honor of Hugh C. Motley, MFH who placed great importance on the hounds during his tenure as Master. This year due to the ongoing renovation of the Clubhouse, Kennels, Barn and Huntsman’s cottage, the Puppy Show was hosted by Will Coleman, MFH at Tivoli.The Junior Handler’s Class started the show at 5:00 and then the judging began with this year’s entries of the 2018 Keswick Unentered Hounds. The Keswick Hunt Club Foxhounds are the major resource and their lineage can be traced back hundreds of years. Without them we would not enjoy the Hunting we have today. From left to right: Top Row: The Judges, Graham Buston and Reg Spreadborough, Lee and Robert Griffith with Kinsey Marable, Second Row: Sandra Burke, Caroline Dougherty with GG Wiley, Mike Poindexter with Wheeler-KHC Puppy, Third Row: Mary Jane Shackleford with friend, Tom and Julie Estes, Fourth Row: Ceil Wheeler with Peter Taylor. Next Page, from left to right, Top Row: Greg Schmidt with Rosemarie Merle-Smith, Happy Birthday to Ellie Wood Baxter with Sandy Rives, Will Coleman and Charlie Baxter. Second Row: Paul Wilson with Wiley-KHC Puppy, Ian Ratcliffe with Paul Manning KHC Board Member, KHC Board Members Peter Taylor, Shelley Payne and President Kenny Wheeler. Third Row: Toastmaster Sandy Rives, bronzed hounds in the gardensat Tivoli and Paul Wilson showing three puppies.
Keswick Hunt Club Puppy Show PHOTOGRAPHY BY GIACOMO WILSON AND COLIN DOUGHERTY
ONLY IN KESWICK Making Change BY TONY VANDERWARKER
sure you’ve had the experience of standing in a checkout line when an old biddy says something like, “I’ve got the change,” and proceeds to fish around in her bag, finally pulling out a small fabric purse with a teeny gold clasp. “Oh no,” you think, “here goes three minutes out of my life.” Snapping it open, she slowly begins to count out the change, You’re hoping she’s long on quarters and short on pennies because if she’s been saving coppers, you’re in for a long wait. “Twenty-five, thirty, thirty-five, forty…” “Oh, crap,” you think, “she’s been hoarding nickels. This is going to take all day.” “…fifty-five, sixty, sixty-one, sixty two, sixty-three, sixty-four…” Then the worst happens, she palms a hunk of pennies and plops them down on the counter, then pushes them one-by-one across toward the clerk as she counts them out. Meanwhile, the customers waiting in line behind her are going into a full figet, shaking their heads, scowling at one another, everyone itching to say, “C’mon lady, we don’t have all damn day!” But everyone knows better, after all, she’s an eighty-plus grandmother and everyone’s got one so they don’t say a word. “…seventy-two, seventy-three, seventyfour…” The counter girl stands with arms crossed, following the passage of each penny across the counter. You can tell she’s been here before and knows she has no choice to put up with it. I’ve seen clerks get so exasperated they reach down and quickly swoop the change off the counter like a Las Vegas croupier, saying, “That’s fine, ma’am, that’s enough, that’ll do.” But it seldom works for the granny keeps going, “eighty-six, eighty-seven…” Finally, when this granny gets to eightynine she says, “There!” with a note of triumph and pushes the collection of change across to the clerk as if to say, “It’s my God-given right to make the correct change and I’m darn well going to take advantage of it.” So imagine my horror the other day when my wife unzipped the change section of her purse and reached inside. Now my wife’s not a biddy, in fact she’s pretty cute considering her age, but making change? “C’mon,” I protest, “haul out a card and charge it, don’t put me through the agony of watching you count out quarters, nickels, dimes and pennies.” “Just relax,” she says and goes on counting, “…thirty-three, thirty-four, thirty-
five…” And I’m standing there behind her in total exasperation, thinking, “How did my wife become a change-counter? How could this have possibly happened to me? We don’t have antimacassars on our furniture or little bowls of candies set out on the coffee table with lace doilies under them or any of the other grandmotherlike items that signal dotage. Why has my wife suddenly started counting out change? “This is a pretty grandmother-like thing for you to do, you know that?” “Maybe,” she says, “but I’ve got a lot of extra change in my purse and I don’t like carrying it around..”—and then she gets snarky---“…if it’s all right by you.” I glance back at the other people waiting in line. I know they’re thinking, “This guy must be an old codger because his wife has got her change purse open and she’s counting out coins.” I smile weakly at them, as if to say, “I’ve tried, but to no avail.” Heading out into the parking lot, I try again. “You know, I wish you wouldn’t go through that making change thing again.” “Why?” she asks. “Because it makes you look old, that’s why.”
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“You know,” she begins to answer as she climbs into the car and finishes with, “I am, and so are you, so get used to it.” So along with the aches and pains, the memory stumbling and the hair turning white, I’ve got to deal with the fact that my lovely wife is turning into an old biddy who hauls out her coin purse in the supermarket and counts out change. Eeek!
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BOOKWORM The Summer Book Stack BY SUZANNE NASH
OK I am still waiting for cooler weather but I did get
one beautiful cool weekend that gave me a glimpse of fall. I took advantage of it and spent an entire afternoon on my new porch reading and enjoying the hummingbirds, who seemed curious about my books and kept buzzing me every few minutes. Here are just a few selections from my porch stack!
Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick – Historical
romance/ mystery Anne Clifton works for Kern Secretary Agency and when Ursula Kern, the owner shows up dead, Anne is determined to discover who killed her good friend. When she informs a current client that she can no longer work for him as she must have time to investigate the murder he decides he is going to join her in the search for the killer. This a just a fun and easy read to end your summer with. If you want something a little more challenging, try The Lie of the Land by Amanda Craig. I discovered this novel at a bookstore in London and it’s a lovely little British psychological suspense novel. Quentin and Lottie Brenin can’t afford to divorce, and they also can’t afford to continue living in London, so they decide to move to Devon for a while, so they can save up a bit of money by renting their London home. This is about their relationship, about country life versus city life, about betrayal and family. It just so happens that the house they rent in Devon is the scene of an unsolved murder from years ago. Of course, they don’t discover this until after they have moved in. This is an exploration of what happens when you don’t get everything you want- a child, that perfect university acceptance, a faithful spouse or a glowing career. You aren’t truly who you are until you are tested by failures. It’s easy to be lovely when everything goes your way but it’s who you are when you are knocked down that really defines you. I was curious after reading this novel if this was really the situation for some couples in the UK and low and behold this is really an issue for quite a few people wanting to divorce….they can’t afford to live apart and so end up splitting the house in some way and continue to live together, even after they get a divorce. I can’t imagine how that might affect you mentally, but to me
this book seems very real in terms of the emotional upheaval.
Firefly Lane was written in 2008 by Kristen Hannah and was a New York Times Bestseller. It is about
friendships and how ambitions can destroy the most important things in life. It’s 1974 in Seattle and Kate Mularkey is a young girl who never seems to fit in. This outcast becomes intrigued when a new neighbor moves in across the street and soon they become friends. Tully is the epitome of cool and determinedly drags Kate along with her as she sets out to scale the social ladder and then the career ladder on her way to becoming a TV Anchor. Tully has no time or interest in romance but Kate lives for it. Each of them values something different and that ends up creating tension and threatens to destroy their friendship.
The Café by The Sea by Jenny Colgan is one
of my favorite summer reads this year because it is light and fun and takes you to another place- the Scottish Islands. It also is full of recipes and talks about food a lot which I always appreciate. Travel and food are two of my favorite hobbies besides books! Flora MacKenzie is a young paralegal living in London who ends up being sent back to her native Island of Murce (fictitious Scottish Island) so that she can handle legal issues for a bigwhig American building a resort there called The Rock. Flora left feeling distance from her birthplace and isn’t keen on returning. Her mother passed away and her father lives on the family farm with her three brothers, Innes, Hamish and Fintan. Somewhere in the midst of all of the chaos of coming home Flora finds a peace and reconnection with her mother through cooking. Colgan highlights the difference between city life and island living as well and the importance of food to a culture and to the sustainability of an area, favoring locally grown versus resorts who import foods in. There is a lot going on in this novel but I especially loved the description of London and of the Scottish Islands.
The Little French Bistro: A Novel by Nina George. Fiction in another country. Takes place in Brit-
and on a trip from their native Germany to visit Paris she reaches her breaking point. Attempting to end her life, Marrianne jumps from a bridge only to be saved by a homeless man. Marrianne manages to escape and is drawn to the coast. Brittany, the “end of the world,” provides this desperate woman a chance to rediscover herself. I absolutely adored this book because it speaks to how new places can call to you and open you to another part of yourself. New friends who have no notion of who she once was allow her to blossom into her creative self. There are multiple different stories within this novel. Each character has a thread and a tale to tell but it the small village and the place of beauty and art within that community that really speaks to me and made me reluctant to close the book in the end. I have had several people who recommended Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste NG. I finally picked it up recently and could see why so many people loved it. This is a story about secrets, and prejudice. Mia Warren, a very successful if reclusive photographer, has a daughter named Pearl and they take center stage in this novel. The reader is unsure why…but they never stay in one place for very long. Suddenly they have moved to Shaker Heights, Ohio and managed to put down roots, but will it last? This is a planned community and the Warrens are anything but planned. As they become more and more involved with their neighbors and make friends, more and more questions start to surface, and things get tense. What would make you pack up and run? What would it feel like to never stay one place for very long? It’s a great story with characters that you will care about and you will find yourself second guessing what it means to be a family, to be a mother. How does art or creativity define who you are? This book has won numerous awards and it is no small wonder. Enjoy the start of cooler weather and celebrate the start of school with a trip to your local bookstore to stock up on your own book list!
tainy. Marrianne has been married to Lothar 41 years
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• ⅓ Cup Old Bay Seasoning • 2 TBS of Garlic Powder • ¼ Cup of Lemon Juice • ½ Cup of Olive Oil • Salt & Pepper to taste • 8 Piece Cut Chicken • 2 cups of water 1/2 cup more if not using kimchi juice • 6 ounces tofu • 2 scallions • salt and pepper to taste
Put Old Bay,Garlic Powder, Lemon Juice, Olive Oil in a bowl whisk together pour over chicken and toss to coat all of chicken.
• 1 cup red quinoa • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained • 1/3 cup + 2 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion, red pepper, celery and seasonings; cook and stir 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
Stir in stock and corn; bring to a boil. Stir in quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 12-15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Add beans and 1/3 cup cilantro; heat through, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
Place chicken in 425 degree oven for 20-25 minutes. Pull once chicken reaches temperature of 165 fairrenheight.
Roasted chicken and grains, cozy for the changing temperatures on the last days of outdoor dining!
• 2 tablespoons canola oil • 1 medium onion, finely chopped • 1 medium sweet red pepper, finely chopped • 1 celery rib, finely chopped • 2 teaspoons chili powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 2 cups vegetable stock• 6 ounces tofu • 1 cup frozen corn
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LIFE, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Grace Engendered An Ongoing Conversation Grace flounced up to me to show off in Uganda outside of the capital, Between Moreen and Me and Jumah And Me her knitting progress. I asked her if Kampala, working on a book. I am she would talk again with me and You may or may not know I am
staying at the organization Pure & Faultless founded by Sanyu Moreen a 34-year-old Ugandan social worker who learned the hard way to trust in God's grace. The founder of Pure & Faultless experienced first hand how not having options can feel. When she found herself pregnant and left at the church with no place to turn but God. Moreen, a devout Christian, prayed the age-old prayer; Why have you forsaken me? What shall I do? The answer came, in a dream, God spoke to her saying "you are pure and faultless continue doing what you are doing." From her dream, Moreen came to believe her mission is to help and at-risk girls escape from life in the slums and the sex trade. She gave up pursuing a master's degree in the United States and set about creating the Pure & Faultless Foundation with friends from the U.S. Three years ago the foundation bought land outside of the Kampala suburb of Kasinge where Rahab's Corner is situated. I am here to write the girls stories in a book. Telling your story over and over is one of the major healing themes Wangria Jumah (chairman and pastor of RC) employees in his work with the girls based on the book entitled By His Wounds Trauma Healing for Africa by Steven and Celestia Tracey. Grace, one of the girls here, engendered an ongoing conversation between Moreen and me and Jumah and me. Not that Grace was the only one, she happened to be the one that set off the alarm bells for me. Weren't these girls rescued from the sex trade in the slums? If so why is it, only two of them admit to having anything to do with sex for money or survival? What should I write? As a routine, Moreen gives me backstory on most of the girls particularly if I am not getting enough information from an interview. Interviews, when both parties don't speak the same language, are difficult for a number of reasons. Things literally
BY MARY MORONY from UGANDA
get lost in translation. Translators have a way of inferring their own bias on the interpretation not to mention editing for brevity. I discovered the later when a minute of Luganda narrative translated into a brief sentence or two of English. "Is that all she said?" I asked. To my horror my translator said no she said a lot of things about how she felt. I didn't think you wanted to know. UGH! When I asked Aunt Moreen what to do when I know I'm not getting the whole story, should I write the history as it is given or should I augment it with what you have told me? She said, "Write the truth. They aren't going to admit they were prostitutes." I rewrote a few narratives adding the details Moreen had shared with me but felt somehow like I was being dishonest. The power of story is remarkable in helping to heal trauma. Pure & Faultless at Rahab's Corner hammers home the need to tell your story to facilitate your heal-
ing. Leaving out a piece indicates the omission still has a big charge of shame attached to it. Over my own life, time and again I have returned to tell an aspect of my history to find peace with it. Over the past few weeks as I listen to these heart-wrenching narratives, I am impressed with the sanctity of telling a life's most private suffering and how the gift of the telling demands to be treated with integrity. I enter into a tacit agreement each time I interview a girl to treat her life with dignity and respect. I can't just add details because I know them. I took my dilemma to Uncle Jumah (Uncle a sign or respect as is Aunt) to ask his advice. He thought about it for a good while before saying he would like the admission to come from the girls, not me. He said he would again talk to them about the importance of admitting to the truth of their past in getting over the trauma of the wrongs done to them.
this time tell me the parts of her history she left out. Not because I want to hear the salacious details, I want to help her get beyond the shame of her past and soar. At first, she denied she had held anything back then she hides her face in her hands as if ashamed then peeked out at me and said, "Yes, she would." We talked for almost two hours that evening with Peace the RC social worker translating. While she shared many details she had not shared before she never admitted to having sex for money even when asked point blank. I'm not going to force the issue. Jumah says the biggest deterrent to girls sharing their histories is Uganda is a shamebased culture. No one wants to admit to such things to a world based in shame. Is there a culture anywhere in the world that isn't shame-based? Is there any place on this planet that doesn't judge women by their sexual misdeeds such as they are. When the choice is life or starvation and the only thing of any value is your body where is the shame in choosing life? I wonder. This problem as old as mankind itself leaves girl children, worldwide, with few options and no choice. The untenable situation is foisted on them by the avarice and greed of corrupt governments and an uncaring world. And typical in the patriarchy of our collective society the girls are the ones that carry the guilt and shame as men remorselessly defile them. When will it stop?
Mary Morony author of the Apron Strings Trilogy 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 Maryâ€™s blog at www.marymorony.com.
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Keswick Environs BUSINESS INSIDER Keynote Speaker to discuss benefit of Strong Towns at PEC’s Annual Meeting
The Piedmont Environmental is having their Annual Meeting on October 20 at the historic Castle Hill Farm in Keswick By Sean Tubbs, The Piedmont Environmental Council The leader of an organization that educates American communities on the benefits of smart planning believes that desirable urban communities can play a role in promoting rural land conservation. "When we develop great places people want to live in that are financially productive, they use less land and they use it in a more intense way,” said Charles Marohn, president and founder of Strong Towns. "There are a whole lot of people who support the organization because of the conservation aspect of it.” Marohn founded Strong Towns in 2009 as a way to help shape conversations about the link between economic development and the vitality of cities and towns. The urban planner travels around the country offering advice and support on how smart planning can become financially strong by making the right choices. "A 'strong town' is one that is able to take care of and manage its own needs without needing outside assistance," Marohn said. "It is one that is able to maintain its own roads and its own services without being dependent on new growth or some type of outside revenue stream." This fall, Marohn will share these ideas and more when he is the keynote speaker at The Piedmont Environmental Council’s Annual Meeting in Keswick, Va. “We are excited to have such a thoughtprovoking leader in urban growth be a part of our annual event,” said PEC President Chris Miller. “He will be an asset and wealth of information for local government officials and residents in attendance.” In addition to a website that is updated with new planning-related stories, Marohn hosts a weekly podcast that covers the same ground. "What we're trying to do is help communities of people ask a different set of questions so they can start to wrestle with these issues,” he said. The economies of Albemarle and Charlottesville are fueled in part by the presence of the University of Virginia, but Marohn said the two localities would do well to look to a future where that is no longer the case. "When you look at boom industries across the country, the only ones not impacted by globalization and market restrictions and the general drive to efficiencies have been the medical industry, the military and defense sector and universities," Marohn said. "Places that have those tend to fare better because they are community cash cows." Virginia requires every city, county and town to craft a Comprehensive Plan to guide growth. Marohn said the average person should not have to stay on top of all of the details. Instead, city and county leaders should be attuned to the needs of the people who live there. "I think our local governments should be constructed to be as responsive to the day-to-day struggles of people as they possibly can," Marohn said. "I don't think local governments are wired that way. They are wired to be responsive to state and federal programs as well as items that will allow them to grow quickly. For that reason citizens have to be involved as a bulwark against the usual development patterns.” A key component of Strong Towns' approach is the embrace of incremental steps toward community solutions, as opposed to big investments that carry more risk. Marohn said many people are conditioned to think the bigger solution is the better choice. "I think there's two ways to think about it,” he said. “The first one has to do with a certain level of humility. If we look back in the past, some of the most egregious things we're dealing with today came from our own hubris.” At least one local planner is an avid reader of the site. “I use Strong Towns as a source of policy ideas to consider as we tackle many of the issue that most urban areas are facing today,” said Brian Haluska, a Charlottesville city planner. “While many sites dedicated to urbanism and planning can gravitate towards fantastic ideas, Strong Towns is almost radical in its constraint and practicality.”Marohn's primary interest is in making great urban places, but he sees the value in preserving rural areas as well. “If your passion is to preserve open spaces and to lower the impact of human development, the reciprocal is that we have to make better use of the stuff we've built and better use of the places we've created rather than build new places that are financially insolvent. How do we take what we have and make it better? That's a Strong Towns fundamental." Many of the proposed solutions to make better urban places are often controversial, such as removing parking requirements and adopting form-based zoning codes. Both have been opposed in Charlottesville, but Marohn urges communities to start small with that which may be unfamiliar. "This is where the whole concept of working incrementally comes in," Marohn said. "We get stuck in a paradigm where professionals and politicians say they have the answer and sell the idea to skeptics. I think that's completely backward. I think we should start with the struggles that people have and then we iterate from there.” Marohn said the Strong Towns mission is to empower municipalities to think about the long-term impact of its investments. "We're going to do things that the market is incapable of doing in a competitive, profitable way," Marohn said. "To me, governments need to use business principles to make decisions. They need to use real accounting to understand the financial implications of their decisions." Residents can hear Charles Marohn speak at PEC’s Annual Meeting on October 20, 2018. Visit www.pecva.org/events for event details and registration.
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One of the loveliest farms in Albemarle county, Hill Farm is in perched on a One of Round the loveliest farms Albemarle hilltop on 21 acres in the heart county, Round Hill Farm is perched onofa Keswick,featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 of ½ hilltop on 21 acres in the heart baths. Fireplaces throughout,, there is a Keswick,featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ magnificent great room withthere 22-foot baths. Fireplaces throughout,, is a cathedral ceilings framed natural ash magnificent great roomby with 22-foot beams and an antique wine barrel cathedral ceilings framed by natural ash chandelier. boasts a gourmet beams andThe anhome antique wine barrel kitchen withThe a Wolf stove, farm tile chandelier. home boasts a sink, gourmet backsplash and skylight. There are 17 kitchen with a Wolf stove, farm sink, tile acres of horse-fenced pastures, a four-stall backsplash and skylight. There are 17 barn, bathroom and kitchen. Nestled acres with of horse-fenced pastures, a four-stall in thiswith highly desirable and Nestled only 20 barn, bathroom andarea, kitchen. minutes to downtown Charlottesville. in this highly desirable area, and only 20 minutes toinformation downtown Charlottesville. For further contact Frank Hardy 434.296.0134 For further information contact tFrank Hardy 434.296.0134 t
Residential and Equestrian Property in sought afterand Keswick Location on over Residential Equestrian Property in 20 acres . Spacious Living and Dining sought after Keswick Location on over Rooms Fireplaces andWood Floors 20 acreswith . Spacious Living and Dining Family with Fireplace and WetBar Rooms Room with Fireplaces andWood Floors A LargeRoom Firstwith Floor Masterand Suite and Family Fireplace WetBar Year-Round SunRoom overlooks Terrace A Large First Floor Master Suite and and Swimming Pool.overlooks KitchenTerrace with Year-Round SunRoom Breakfast Nook Pool. and Large Laundry and Swimming Kitchen with Room . Finished Basement. Upper Level Breakfast Nook and Large Laundry Home andBasement. Study. Guest Cottage Room .Office Finished Upper Level with . 8-Stall Homefireplace Office and Study. Stable Guest 3-Board Cottage Fenced Paddocks miles into with fireplace . 8-Stall5Stable 3-Board Gordonsville, 12 miles into Fenced Paddocks 5 miles into Charlottesville Gordonsville, 12 miles into Charlottesville For further information contact Duke and Sharon Merrick 434. 951.5160 For further information contact Duke and Sharon Merrick 434. 951.5160
OBITUARY Ashley Elizabeth Burger, of Charlottesville, Vir- on Wareham Farm, Wednesday, August 1st, with The ginia, passed away at Wareham, her parents' home in Franktown, Virginia, at the age of 41, on Saturday, July 28, 2018. The daughter of Dr. Ray Edward Burger Jr. and Judith Frosch Burger, she was born on September 20, 1976, in Lexington, Kentucky. She was educated at Broadwater Academy, graduating in 1995, and Methodist University, graduating in 1999 with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Professional Golf Management. Ashley worked for 14 years at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, and more recently at Keswick Golf Club, and was beloved in the Charlottesville golfing community. She took great pride in remembering and addressing everyone by name. Ashley developed her athletic prowess in high school, where she was tricaptain of the basketball team, and honed her golf skills at Methodist University. An avid Virginia Cavaliers football, basketball and baseball fan, she frequently attended sporting events in Charlottesville. Ashley battled cancer for 15 years and will always be remembered for her courage and refusal to complain. In January 2009, Virginia Golfer profiled Ashley as a pillar of strength whose spirit helped inspire others. She thought of others first and volunteered with Martha Jefferson Hospital's Martha's Market in support of women's health care, until she was no longer able to do so. Ashley is survived by her parents; brother, Ray Edward Burger III (wife Anna Bagwell Burger) of Onancock; nephews, Ray Edward Burger IV and Cecil Bagwell Burger; and brother, Hunter William Burger (wife Jenn Saunders Burger) of Franktown. A graveside service was conducted at the Burger home
Reverend C. Berkley Ford officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to Broadwater Academy, P.O. Box 546, Exmore, VA 23350 or to Riverside Shore Hospice, P.O. Box 616, Onley, VA 23418. Memory tributes may be shared with the family at www.williamsfuneralhomes. com. Arrangements by the Williams Funeral Homes.
Tana Morris Taylor, 54, wife, mother, and dear
friend to many, died peacefully at her home in Charlottesville on August 27, 2018, surrounded by her beloved family. She was diagnosed with Bile Duct Cancer in May of 2017 and fought the disease with amazing courage and grace, while continuing to live her fullest life along the way. Tana is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Gary Taylor; her beloved children, Kari, Hilary, and Morgan, all of Charlottesville; and her brothers, Michael Morris and Kevin Morris, of Charlottesville and Winston Salem, N.C. respectfully. She is also survived by an aunt, numerous cousins, nieces, a nephew, in-laws and so many friends and neighbors. She was preceded in death by her parents, Irma Jean and Bobbie Morris. Tana was born to Irma Jean and Bobbie Randolph Morris in Charlottesville on April 15, 1964, and aside from several years in Roanoke as a child, lived her entire life in the Charlottesville community that she loved so much. Through the years, Tana gave generously of her time and resources and held leadership positions with many organizations including the Children's Community Theater, the Paramount Theater and various groups supporting the schools and interests of her children. She loved her labs, Moxie and Tilly, much like children themselves. Tana loved traveling with her fam-
ily, but always enjoyed coming home. She cherished her home in Charlottesville and her cottage in Urbanna, Va. She loved introducing others to the homes she loved so much. Her friends, kids' friends, business colleagues, or community gatherings were always welcomed with open arms and heart. Many of the family's fondest memories were on the water, on a sailboat, traveling around the most beautiful places with friends, or often just our family of five. Throughout the 16 months since Tana's first diagnosis, Gary captained the family on this journey, always guiding, researching and studying the best routes. Her three daughters were the crew; helping along the way, giving moral support, and on-deck whenever and wherever needed. It has bound the family together in more ways than imagined, but as any good boater knows, a captain and crew can only go so far without a remarkable and powerful ship. Tana has been that vessel. She weathered this storm with more strength, grace, and courage than any one person can put forth and carried us safely despite her illness. Often at the disbelief of doctors, she tackled chemotherapies, biopsies, surgeries, and trial drugs (often in combination) with a resolve that was inspirational, to say the least. She was that steadfast ship for their family before her cancer was a thought, and she will continue to be forever. A celebration of her life was held at The Paramount Theater in Charlottesville on Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a contribution to the UVA Cancer Center, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908 or online at cancer. uvahealth.com. Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.
Hadensville Farms, Goochland County
Choose from 2 homes in Hadensville Farms, Goochland Co,set midway between Charlottesville and Richmond. One home is brick, and builder owned, on 6.5 private acres that has pasture ready to fence for horses. There are shade trees and a storage/ run in shed. Our 2,000+ sf quality home includes 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, a year round sun room with separate HVAC, a super large patio with a covered grill area plus a covered front porch to relax and contemplate on. There are oak and cherry built-ins, extensive oak floors, fresh paint and all appliances are included. As well as the attached 528 sf garage we have an amazing 36x24 garage/shop that is insulated and has built in storage, a car enthusiasts dream! Check out the photo of the divisions beautiful lake, shared by owners for casual fishing and boating, and we have easy access to the Interstate. $399,900 Our second home is more contemporary and has around 2,583 finished sq ft above ground plus a 2,370 sf walk out level basement crafted by Superior Walls and with a rough in Bathroom, drop ceiling and HVAC currently finished out as a home business. This custom, owner built home, features 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and an amazing 31x26 recreation room with vaulted ceilings and skylights. There is a year round Florida room, a custom 20x16 Granite and Maple kitchen with an island, and separate living and family rooms. We have extensive hardwood floors plus ceramic tile and quality carpets. Several glass doors lead out to a 1,260 sf elevated wrap around deck and a screen porch. As well as the attached 528 sf garage we boast an 840 sf garage/shop. And check this out! The 5.2 acre private lot has over 400 feet of waterfront onto that gorgeous lake with its own boat tie up and party dock. Attractive landscaping and a new roof make this a must see home. $499,900
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776 Club Drive - Exquisite, 4-bedroom, stone & stucco home that depicts understated elegance in Keswick Estate. Constructed by Alexander Nicholson, the home offers an expansive, light-filled floor plan with premium finishes & exceptional craftsmanship throughout. 10’ ceilings, 2 fireplaces, wood paneled study, master bedroom suite with private balcony, home theater room with oversized theater chairs, climate controlled wine room, infinity pool, and charming guest house with outdoor fireplace. Copper & cedar shake roof, bluestone terraces, pergolas, & professionally designed gardens including lovely stone walls. 2.14-acre lot within walking distance to tennis courts, golf clubhouse, and Keswick hall. Approximately 10 minutes to Downtown Charlottesville. Murdoch Matheson. 434.981.7439.
445 Houndstooth Court - Custom Home Built in the Ivy Area. Located at the end of a Wooded Cul-De-Sac in the Houndstooth Subdivision of Western Albemarle. This ideal location is about a mile north of the Foxfield Race Course, with easy access to Barracks Road, UVA, Rte 29 and the Charlottesville Airport. The home comes complete with a Gourmet Kitchen, Spacious Master Suite, Great Room, Keeping Room & Bedroom w/ Full Bath on the Main Level. Hardwood Hickory Floors, Custom Cabinetry, Custom Trim, Built In Bookcases, Au-Pair Suite, Mud Room, Exercise Room, Media Room. Lower Level Bar, Wine Cellar and Steam Shower are just some of the interior features. A Spacious Deck, Patio, & Front Porch are ideal for entertaining or enjoying the surroundings. Yates McCallum 415.994.2464 and Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439.
Big Run Farm - 148 Acres positioned to accommodate sweeping views of the preserved, rolling countryside, and Blue Ridge Mountains! Included in this offering: Main home, cottage, stable/office/apt, paddocks, riding trails & ring, neat old red barn, studio cabin, pool, pool house, oversized detached garage. This property is truly a masterpiece, the MATERIALS (Slate/Copper/Mahogany/Heart Pine / Chestnut/Brazilian soapstone) and HISTORY that have all been artfully united to build this totally custom! timber frame, manor home - you will feel like you are a million miles away - even though all of this is located under 15 minutes to Culpeper or Sperryville. One and one-half hour to DC/Richmond, and just an hour to Charlottesville. MLS 580259. Liza Payne 540.270.8590.
The Randolph Unit #101 - Exceptional 1-2 bedroom unit in The RANDOLPH. Only two blocks from Charlottesville’s Historic Downtown Mall the handsome 5-story brick condo building includes garage parking and large balconies with privacy. Unit 101 is very easily accessible on the first floor and the bonus office space could serve as second bedroom. This unit and the entire building is finished well and maintained with wide plank Brazilian Cherry floors, high end stone tops, wood cabinetry, heavy interior doors, large windows and formal moldings. French doors open to a covered balcony with quiet private views. This is an easy solution if looking for a downtown Charlottesville pad. MLS 580697. Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439.
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