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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - December 2018

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In this issue

There Goes Santa

Christmas Giving Stories, VHSA Inducts Two Keswickians and Shortbread Cookies also: horsin around, only in keswick, community, what's cooking, overheard and so much more


Justin H. Wiley

Peter A. Wiley

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132A East Main Street • Orange, VA 22960

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GRACELAND – A venerable 265-acre tract of farmland superbly located in the Green Springs Historic District with 3,500 feet of road frontage and bordered along the South Anna River. The open and rolling land has a dense wooded buffer surrounding each large field and along the perimeter. The property has several large, usable pastures to the south, and rises to the north forming a bluff above the South Anna River. Many potential building sites and ideal for horses. Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090

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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. Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

STRAWBERRY HILL FARM – Available for the first time in over 45 years, this beautiful 330 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. Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

854 MILLWOOD LANE – 64 +/- acres ideally located in the Keswick Hunt in an area of fine estates and equestrian properties. This land is best suited for a country estate with long road frontage and a bold stream. The property is under conservation easement to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. There is an existing well on the property.

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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

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Lynn Ellen Rice lives in Purceville, Virginia, and owns and operates Lynfield Farm, a 150 acre boarding facility specializing in hunters. Ms. Rice has been competing at the VHC since its beginnings in the late 1980s. Ms. Rice has honed her riding and training skills under the leadership of Tony Workman. She also learned business management it who to..keswick .isefaillarge kciw life... seestate k ot tdeveloper i lleT in Northern Virginia. skills from herTell father real

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The Virginia Horse CenterEDITOR Foundation provides a world-class facility hosting regional, national, and international CONTRIBUTING Colin J. Dougherty equestrian events. We envision a unique, bucolic landmark to honor and celebrate the timeless, special bond between COLUMNISTS Tony Vanderwarker, Suzanne Nash mankind and the horse through fair and spirited equestrian competition.For more information about the CONTRIBUTORS Charlessafe, Thacher (Travel), Sam Virginia Horse Center call5404642950 or visit www.vahorsecenter.org These new directors are joining the following Johnson (What's Cooking) returning board member to comprise the 2018/19 Board. PROOF READER Staff Assistant

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CREATIVE DIRECTOR Colin J. Dougherty Published by a division of Keswick Life PHOTOGRAPHY George Payne (Cover Story), Colin J. Dougherty (Keswick Scene), Frederick Madison Smith (Community), Charles Thacher (Travel)

ON THE COVER There Goes Santa

Stories,Country VHSA Ho Inducts Two Keswickians and Shortbread Cookies Here we have a packed full issue of Christmas Cheer,

WEDDINGS including baking, giving, preparing and recovering

Jillian Grace DeVito and Pierce McCleary Derkac NEXT ISSUE DEADLINE: the 10th of the month ADVERTISING

from the big holiday season! Plus two Keswickians are inducted into the VHSA Hall of Fame. Please read all about it, and be sure to write in and tell it to Keswick Life!

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The Keswick Hunt Club. So naturally, they chose to get married in Virginia at Pippin Hill Vineyard and Farms.

Every month we bring you lifestyles in Keswick and its’ November enviat Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. rons, from the scoop of a party and horsey happenings to practical advice on making the most of your garden, preservingJill, land a native of Tewksbury, New Jersey fell in love with the Charlottesville area and updates from the surroundings! But don’t take our word for back in 2011 on her very first visit with Pierce - who grew up fox hunting with it - subscribe and discover, Keswick Life! First-class mail subscriptions are available for $58 annually. Yes, for just $58 a year you can receive your monthly issue of Keswick Just before sunset, Pierce’s lifelong friend, Madison Fisk, officiated the ceremony Life in a cellophane envelope with First Class postage sure to the veranda. Family and friends then enjoyed dinner, dancing and donuts under make its’ arrival in a timely manner so that you get your in news the Pippin Hill granary. Pierce and Jill reside in New York City. “hot-off-the-press”.

10 HORSIN AROUND 12 WEDDINGS KESWICK LIFE The 2018 Virginia Horse Shows Association's Annual Jillian Grace DeVito and Pierce McCleary

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Meeting and Convention was held at the beautiful Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, which featured the Hall of Fame presentations to the 2018 inductees. A number of Keswick members and landowners were recognized at the ceremony. Hugh Wiley and Clay Camp, both former KHC members, were inducted into the VHSA Hall of Fame. Get all the details on these two Keswickians on pages 8-11.

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13 ONLY IN KESWICK It was ten years ago and Tony's wife, who had just returned from shopping at Zions Crossroads, said she had a big idea. He winced a bit because big ideas often involve great amounts of time and effort from Tony. Read it, and write in to tell Tony how you feel! Page 13 is where it takes place.

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The story of Country House Antiques started with a dream passion for horses,pictured hounds, above:hunting, Pierce and the Jill Virginia countryside houses. I remember going with my Mother to antique auctio child, holding onto her hand, and feeling absolutely fascina sound of the auctioneer’s voice, the competition of people losing, and the fantastic pieces that were being sold. I was ho 15 COMMUNITY equestrian antiques and art and shared my Mother’s love furniture and oriental The 6th annual Shop rugs. to Stop Hunger for the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank was held at the Barracks Road As a student at Mary6th. Baldwin I studied antiques, Kroger on December The 60College, second supermarket design and rode on the Intercollegiate Riding Team, competin shopping spree to win the coveted Cart Away HunSweet Briar, Hollins, UVA and others.was It was a glorious time ger award. This year's competition the Race of Champions where theand previous five winners came study antiques and art also compete and ride regularly. back with by racing Jeanne Mc-and anti employed Thepartners. FinishingTeams Touch,included an interior design and Bob Powers, get the details on page 15. inCusker Lynchburg and Wintergreen.

DECEMBER 2018 Over the years, I worked with interior design and furniture b and at Smith Mountain Lake. I continued to ride, but trade hunt field, and enjoyed foxhunting with a number of hunts t 1994, I moved to Keswick and joined the Keswick Hunt Club.


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Here and there... in Keswick Staying Downtown

On and Off The Market

New in the Keswick area is 3384 Keswick Road with

3 beds, 1.5 baths and 1288 sf on 6 acres at $329k. A 3.2 acre lot on Keswick Road is available at $250k and there is a 5 acre parcel on Campbell Road available at $225k. 5376 Gordonsville Road, “Saddlepond”, with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2402 sf on 9.6 acres is $715k. In Glenmore 3200 Darby Road with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5634 sf is $915k and 1463 Bremberton Lane is a 2 bed, 2 bath home with 1775 sf at $424.5k. Reduced is 1493 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2631 sf, down from $454k to $438k in 96 days. Pending is 512 Drumin Road with 4 beds, 4 baths and 4787 sf at $819.9k. 3092 Darby Road with 6 beds, 7.5 baths and 7823 sf at $829k. Out and about, 4822 Barnfield Drive “Fox Ridge” with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4743 sf on 21 acres at $995k. Sold is 353 Winding Way in Rivanna Village with 4 beds, 4 baths and 2572 sf at $450k. In Glenmore 1349 Queenscroft with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4697 sf from $679k to $669k and sold at $615k. 425 Fenton Court, new construction with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 2301 sf at $732.5k. 2750 Lockerbie Lane with 5 beds, 3.5 baths and 4787 sf at $683.5k. 3515 Wedgewood Way with 4 beds, 3 baths and 4429 sf $595k to $549.9k and sold at $530k in 194 days.Around the area 4985 Moriah Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3719 sf on 2 acres $575k to $525k. Lot 2 Pelham Drive in Hidden Hills a 6 acre parcel at $149.9k and 5724 Hackingwood Lane with 3 beds, 3 baths and 2703 sf on 32 acres, $765k to $735k in 122 days. And just a fun statistic, in the last 30 days in Albemarle County 81 properties were listed, 102 properties went under contract and 148 properties closed .. and so we move on to 2019!

Planning The Rivanna River Corridor Plan is a joint effort between the City of Charlottesville and Albemarle County, along with other stakeholders, to develop a vision and action plan for the Rivanna River. The planning process and subsequent Master Plan will help localities and stakeholders coordinate on making a cleaner, safer and more livable waterway that serves as a catalyst for community investment. The Phase I Report will be presented to the City and County at the next Charlottesville Albemarle Joint Meeting. Phase I of the Corridor Study, the Existing Conditions Report, is now complete and is posted on the project web page at tjpdc.org/rivannacorridor. Phase II of the report will result in a conceptual planning document, with a clear vision and draft recommendations for development of the Master Plan (Phase III). The Project Steering Committee is currently reviewing the Phase II Draft Scope of Work, which is posted on the project web page.

Save Your Dates Old School Yes, it is that time of year and overheard the Keswick Hunt Club is selling a lovely 8.5 x 11 calendar (with photos by Paul and Giacomo Wilson) for $20. To place an order call Mary Kalergis - 434.409.6524.

The Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and the Charlottesville City Council announced today that an agreement has been reached on the Courts. The Albemarle County General District Court and Circuit Court will remain downtown, in the Court Square area.

Closings After declaring bankruptcy, Brown's Cleaners in Charlottesville has closed permanently, unexpectedly closed its doors. The dry cleaner has been around for decades and has four locations in central Virginia - two in Charlottesville and two in Albemarle County - which are now all out of business. According to one employee, approximately 25 people are now without jobs. The dry cleaner posted the notice on Christmas Eve. Brown’s Cleaners closed its doors without a warning to the public. Customers who went to pick up their dry cleaning on Thursday were shocked to find a "Gone out of business" sign on the door. Workers say they have not received their final paychecks, but owner Cary Jackson said he is working to get them out. Jackson said customers who still have their clothes in one of their locations can get them back, but is unsure when it will be.

Under the agreement, Albemarle and Charlottesville will undertake a redevelopment of the Levy Building site, located at 350 Park Street. The Levy Building will be renovated for use by the County Commonwealth’s Attorney Office and a new 3-story building connected to the Levy Building will accommodate court sets for the City General District Court and County General District Court. In total, the redevelopment will provide approximately 60,730 gross square feet, at an estimated cost of $30 million. The City will contribute approximately $6.8 million toward the project, based on its use of the new facility.

“Albemarle has spent many years studying what will be the largest capital investment in a generation,” shared Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Chair Ann Mallek. “We completed our due diligence to ensure the needs of all Court users are met, with sufficient, convenient parking and modern security enhancements. We are delighted to retain our community’s connection to the fair and equitable provision of justice in historic Court Square. We are confident this is the right investAlso Levys at Barracks Road will be closing soon after ment, in the right location.” serving Charlottesville for nearly a century. All merchandise in the store is now 50% off!. Please stop by soon for Parking for Court users will be addressed through the your Good Buys and your Goodbyes. redevelopment of the shared City-County parcel at 7th Street NE and East Market Street. Under the agreement, the County will sell its share of the parcel to the The USPS has proposed new postage rates to be imple- City. The City plans to develop a parking structure to mented on Sunday, January 27, 2019, subject to approval support the courts and other parking needs downtown. by the Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC). Listed be- During Court operating hours, 90 parking spaces will low are the highlights of the proposed 2019 USPS rate be designated for County Court users. The agreement increase for customers buying postage online: The First is for a 20-year period, with an option to extend for an Class Mail letter (1 oz.) rate for postage purchased at the additional 20 years. Post Office is increasing by five cents to $0.55 from $0.50. Each additional ounce for a First Class Mail letter will cost “The feedback from our citizens has been consistently an extra $0.15 (a decrease from $0.21 in 2018). First Class in favor of keeping our area’s court facilities in downMail Flats/Large Envelope rates are not increasing in 2019, town Charlottesville,” said Charlottesville Mayor Niremaining at $1.00 (1 oz.), with additional ounces costing kuyah Walker. “We are pleased to have reached this $0.15. Postcard rates are also not increasing in 2019, re- joint agreement which we believe will benefit not maining at $0.35. Customers who print postage online only the legal community, but also the court clients (via Stamps.com), the Metered Mail rate will now be a 5 and all the agencies and nonprofits that provide them cent discount compared to the Post Office price with rates support.”Groundbreaking for this project is expected increasing to $0.50 in 2019 from $0.47 currently. bEach ad- in Fall 2021 with construction lasting 2 years. ditional ounce will cost an extra $0.15 in 2019, a decrease from $0.21 currently. The five cent discount for online postage on a one-ounce First Class Mail letter represents a savings of 9% for consumers and small business owners.

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By The Numbers 75 - hams out and about in the KHC hunt country 81 - properties were listed, in the last 30 days in Albemarle County

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The GOING OUT Guide Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late!

LIVING HISTORY Hamiltunes

SHOW TIME Peter and the Wolf

Where: The Robins Family Forum at Virginia Museum of History When: Saturday, January 12, 2019, from 1:00 – 3:30 pm

Where: Sunday, Jan 20, 2019 at 3:00PM When: Paramount Theater

Hamiltunes RVA, presented in partnership with Firehouse The-

School Orchestra for their presentation of Sergei Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf live on stage Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 3:00PM.The award-winning Charlottesville High School Orchestra's String Ensemble, directed by Laura Mulligan Thomas, will present Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf on Sunday, January 20 at The Paramount Theater. Jamie Bernstein, author, narrator, and filmmaker, and daughter of American legend Leonard Bernstein will narrate the classic children's symphonic fairy tale. The concert is designed for children of all ages and will be performed at 3:00PM. Tickets are $12 for children and $17 for adults. VIP tickets are $75 and include preferential seating, a copy of Ms. Bernstein's bestselling book Famous Father Girl, and the opportunity to meet Ms. Bernstein and have your book signed following the performance. This show has sold out in previous years; advance purchase is strongly advised.

atre. This sing-along event gives everyone a shot to tell their story and share their love of the Broadway show with fellow fans. Join the revolution by signing up to belt your patriotic heart out on stage or choose to support the cause from the comfort of your seat in the audience. There are 186 available parts to sing in Hamilton. Revolutionary Singers can sign up for any specific part they'd like to sing. For example, someone could sing Burr in "Wait For It" in Act I and then sing Madison in "Washington on Your Side" in Act II. There are solo/lead and chorus parts available. Revolutionary Singers must be at least 14 years old. Support Troop tickets can be purchased by stars of all ages. If you purchase a Revolutionary Singer ticket, you will be emailed instructions and a link to an online signup sheet for roles on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at 12:00 pm. Signup for roles is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please contact Firehouse Theatre at (804) 355-2001.

My Monticello Where: David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center and Smith Education Center When: Saturday, January 19th 12:00 – 2:00

Come see and celebrate artwork made by over 400 Charlottes-

ville City second graders who visited Monticello this fall on a mission to explore Thomas Jefferson's gardens. Join us at noon on Saturday, January 19, in the Carl and Hunter Smith Education Center classrooms for the exhibition opening complete with family activities and light refreshments. About the program: This year, My Monticello: Charlottesville City Schools welcomed 400 second-grade students from all six public elementary schools in Charlottesville for a FREE field trip, art exhibit, and family outreach program. Onsite programs during November's harvest season focused on Thomas Jefferson's interest in science, gardening, and daily life at Monticello. Inspired by his passion for ordered knowledge, students practiced making estimations and gathering scientific recordings at activity stations set up in and around Monticello's mountainside vegetable garden and Visitor Center classrooms. As students moved from station to station, they noted the weather and wind direction; estimated the weight and length of snake gourds, pumpkins, squash and other vegetables from the garden; drew close-up, detailed drawings of seeds and flowering plants; and compared the taste and smell of root vegetables, edible greens, and herbs they found growing. The young scientists recorded their observations in journals, provided by Monticello.

The Paramount Theater will welcome the Charlottesville High

BIG GAMES Super Bowl Where: Sunday, February 3rd When: Mercedes Benz Stadium, Atlanta

The Super Bowl is almost

upon us…the Super Bowl is a big deal to a pretty large portion of America, and 2019's game comes with some drama. On that note, here's a helpful primer on everything you need to know about football's biggest day. The Super Bowl will be played on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, MercedesBenz Stadium is a brand new facility that happens to feature a giant glass wall. Super Bowl LIII Players and Coaches Make Their Only Public Appearance in Atlanta at the All-New State Farm Arena in the Week Leading Up to Super Bowl Sunday Super Bowl LIII festivities in Atlanta will kick off in primetime with Super Bowl Opening Night Fueled by Gatorade on Monday, January 28, 2019 at State Farm Arena. You can buy verified tickets to the Super Bowl through the NFL, but please be advised that they are very expensive. The cheapest ticket option at the moment is $5,000, and tickets go all the way up to $17,000 if you want to use your entire savings account in the name of ~sports~. If you're one of those people who only watches the Super Bowl for the halftime show, you're probably wondering who's performing. That would be Maroon 5, which was revealed in September.

Specifically written as a symphonic introduction for children, Peter and the Wolf uses a narrator to present its iconic musical themes and rousing story, and the CHSO is thrilled to have Jamie Bernstein return to narrate. Proceeds from the concert will go toward the award-winning Charlottesville High School Orchestra's trip to Atlanta this spring, where they will compete in the WorldStrides Heritage Festival of Music. Children of all ages are welcome, and there will be an instrument "petting zoo" preceding the performance, where little ones can see how they size up next to a double bass, and get up close and personal with a variety of instruments and musicians. Tickets for this performance are on sale now. Tickets may be reserved by calling The Paramount's Box Office at 434.979.1333, online at www.theparamount.net, or in person at the Box Office Monday through Friday from 10:00AM until 2:00PM.

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Once back in their classrooms, students used pages from their "My Monticello Journal" to further illustrate what they learned through words and drawings. These projects chronicle each student's onsite experience with scientific observation and connection to Jefferson's gardens.

Where: Montpelier When: After the 12th of January

For questions about this program or event please emaileducation@monticello.org

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HORSIN AROUND

VHSA Inducts Hugh Wiley and Clay Camp Into Hall Of Fame The 2018 Virginia Horse Shows Association's Annu-

ADAPTED BY KESWICK LIFE with the Flying Tail.” TV crews were there, broadcasting everything live. The Queen herself was one of thousands of spectators; her mother was to present the trophy. Nautical had been on fire all week, winning class after class. The King George V Gold Cup was down to the second and final jump-off, between Francisco Goyoaga of Spain, riding Toscanella, and Hugh Wiley of the United States, aboard Nautical. A fast time and clear round were the key and mere tenths of seconds could be the deciding factor between first place and second place, win or lose. If there were ever a time to go for broke, it was in this class.

al Meeting and Convention was held at the beautiful Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia, the weekend of November 30th, 2018. The weekend featured the Hall of Fame presentations to the 2018 inductees…A number of Keswick former members, members and landowners were recognized at the Virginia Horse Show Association year-end awards ceremony at the Homestead last Saturday. Hugh Wiley, Justin's dad, and Clay Camp, both former KHC members, were inducted into the VHSA Hall of Fame. Diana Dodge was awarded the Owner of the Year Award and Wendy Matthews was awarded the Andrew Montgomery Award for her hard work and dedication to the sport. Hugh Wiley attended the University of Maryland. He competed at the 1956 and 1960 Olympics in show jumping. Wiley won two gold medals at the 1959 Pan American Games, in individual and team jumping. In the late 1950s, he bought a horse, Nautical (originally named Pelo de Oro), who became famous and was ridden by several members of the US Equestrian Team as a jumper. A movie was made about him by Disney Pictures, entitled “The Horse with the Flying Tail” Wiley worked as an engineer. Hugh Wiley became a member of the USET in 1950 as an alternate for the international shows held in the United States. Ironically, in his first international level competition he competed as a temporary member of Ireland’s team. Apparently, some members of Ireland’s team were injured and they didn’t have enough riders to compete. The US offered to loan a rider to Ireland, and drew names to decide who competed. Hugh was one of the Americans competing, and Ireland ended up winning the competitions that year. Fast forward to 1955, Hugh gets a phone call from the executive vice president of the USET asking if he could compete with the team in Europe in a month. Hugh says yes, and was told he’d need two horses to compete. At the time he had one horse who was barely good enough to compete, though he didn’t tell the USET vice president that. Hugh calls a friend for help finding a horse, and is told to check out Nautical, still known as Injun Joe. Hugh had actually seen Nautical before, but thought he seemed like a difficult horse. Nautical had won some shows but not consistently. It was 1955 and the United States Equestrian Team was searching for show jumping riders. Their executive vice president, General F.W. Boye, was calling anyone he thought might be interested in joining the team, which was expected to compete in Europe within a month. One of those calls was to Hugh Wiley. Wiley had grown up in a family of equestrians in Towson, Maryland. He’d been competing successfully on the local show circuit since he was a child. He’d dabbled in steeplechasing, riding in a few timber races during the early 1950s. He’d been on the team previously, as a reserve during the 1950 season, and had filled in for an injured rider on Ireland’s team at that year’s National Horse Show. However, he’d not yet had the opportunity to compete internationally. When asked if he’d be able to join the team and travel to Europe, he said yes without a second thought. There

Hugh Wiley and coach Bertalen DeNemethy was one catch, he realized while still on the phone; he would need two horses for the team. He had one horse, Coq De Guerre, a gray Thoroughbred gelding, who was barely good enough, though he wasn’t about to admit that to General Boye. Upon hanging up the phone, he called a friend for advice. The friend told him to go check out a horse for sale named Injun Joe. Wiley had heard of Injun Joe previously, but recalled the horse as being an incredibly difficult ride. Still, he needed a horse and quickly. He went to Pennsylvania and watched Injun Joe compete in a jumper class. The horse didn’t win that day, but his jumping was absolutely incredible. Wiley was convinced; he had to have the horse, regardless of temperament. Within a week, Injun Joe had a new owner and a new name, Nautical. The name was a nod to Wiley’s time in the Navy. Hugh went to see Nautical again at a show in Pennsylvania, but wasn’t considering buying him. After watching the horse in one class, he knew he had to get him. His jumps were unbelievable — he’d jump two feet over the biggest oxer after leaving out a stride. He was a described as a crowd-pleaser, fun to watch, but tough to ride. In a few days, Nautical had a new home. At first, Hugh thought Nautical was completely nuts. He’d been told Nautical thrived on work, but when he worked him the horse exploded if he saw a jump. On the ground though, Nautical was gentle. Hugh had two horses, and headed to New Jersey to meet up with coach, Bert De Nemethy, and the team at a farm owned by Arthur McCashin. They arrived in New Jersey, and Hugh thought Nautical would the worst horse on the team. Once, the coach wanted to watch the horses jump a water jump and bank jump. Nautical refused both, until McCashin stood behind him with a whip. Then he jumped so high Hugh thought they’d never land. Nautical’s greatest success, however, would come during the 1959 season. The scene is White City Stadium, London, England, the date, July 20th, 1959. It’s the biggest class of the Royal International Horse Show, Disney was there filming the movie they were making about Nautical, “The Horse

Goyoaga went first, and went for speed. He had two rails down, for a total of eight faults. Wiley and Nautical entered the arena, Wiley thinking he was in for an easy win. Nautical had other plans as Wiley quickly discovered. Nautical had seemingly gone insane, careening wildly around the course, flipping his famed flying tail with each jump, barely listening to Wiley’s cues and yet clearing every obstacle. All Wiley could do was hang on for the ride and avoid interfering with the horse. He made one desperate attempt to slow Nautical down and gain more control by practically standing in the stirrups and hauling on the reins. He was unsuccessful. At that stage, he realized it was a game of chance and simply pointed Nautical at the jumps and hoped for the best. They were fast approaching the final three jumps, one water jump and two oxers. Nautical charged for the water jump, launching over it like a rocket taking off, landing easily 5 feet past the end of the jump. This left Wiley having to urge Nautical into an even longer stride to make the distance for the last jumps. They approached the final jumps flat-out and flew over them for a clear round. The final time was 37.6 seconds. Following the trophy presentation was a victory gallop; footage of the event shows Nautical charging past the other horse, determined to be ahead even after the competition was done. One photo shows Nautical with a small tri-color ribbon hanging from his bridle, game face on, ears back, mouth partially open, fire in his eyes and raring to go while Wiley sits relaxed in the saddle, holding the reins short but lightly, a slight smile on his face. Not only had the duo won the biggest class at the most prestigious show in London, but Wiley had become the first American rider to do so twice in consecutive years; a feat not duplicated until 2015. 1959 was also a Pan Am Games year, and it was an unusually hot September in Chicago, with temperatures reaching 96 degrees that week. The competition was held at Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears, show jumping the last event held on the field during the games since the horses had a tendency to tear up the turf. The USET was successful, save for a blunder by George Morris, who’d completed a mostly clear round only to be disqualified for dismounting to go get a CocaCola before completely exiting the ring. Everyone else had clear rounds, and the team was poised to take home the gold. It was time for Nautical’s round. Nautical entered the arena, plunging and prancing, tail waving like a banner, a sharp contrast to his calmer equine teammates. Where the other riders took the time to halt and salute the judge, Wiley did not, as he seemingly had his hands full keeping Nautical contained.

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Nautical picked up speed, side-stepping while Wiley steered for the first jump. Nautical caught sight of the jump and charged for it, full speed ahead. He cleared the first three jumps, two verticals and a wall, and continued picking up speed. Wiley kept the horse on a short rein as they made for the next three jumps, an oxer followed by a vertical followed by an oxer. They continued around the course, a blaze of scarlet jacket and bright golden coat, clearing the next five jumps perfectly. Next was jump twelve, a wide water jump spanning 16 feet. So far, few if anyone had cleared it perfectly, most cleared the jump only to land in the water. Nautical dug in and accelerated, catapulting over the jump, flipping his tail in mid-air as though trying to fly, Wiley throwing himself up the horse’s neck following every inch of the motion, both determined to clear the jump. Clear, perfectly clear. Upon landing, Nautical gave a satisfied toss of his head and continued charging around the course. They cleared the final jumps with no faults, and only one minor issue at jump sixteen; upon landing, Wiley appears to nearly lose his balance but quickly regains it. They cleared the final jump, sealing a perfect round, and exited the ring at a canter. The final result: Team USA took home the gold with Wiley and Nautical as the highest placed individuals – individual gold medalists, minus the medal, as individual medals weren’t awarded that year.

Nautical retired in 1960, though the official ceremony was held in 1961 at the National Horse Show. He was 17 when officially retired. He competed some in late 1960, but when he fell landing from a big jump, the decision was made to retire him. He passed away six years later; his retirement was spent just being a horse. He lived at the USET training center in NJ then moved back to Hugh’s farm in Maryland. He was around 23 when he passed away.

Born in Marion, S.C., Leon Clay Camp was the younger son of Mr. William M. Camp and Mrs. Edith Clay Camp. He was a lifelong horseman who grew up working with draft and show horses He attended Woodberry Forest School (Va.), Hampden-Sydney College (Va.) and the University of Virginia. Mr. Camp learned the trade like many now prominent Virginia-horsemen by working with draft horses and show hunters Clay grew up showing saddle horses and working with draft horses. He rode in his first show at age 6. He is quoted saying “school came second to horses”. “I’ve had horses all of my life”.

Hugh and Serena WIley

Nautical was shaping up to have another wildly successful season in 1960. The team traveled to Europe several months before the Rome Olympics, to prepare. Nautical was expected to compete in the Olympics. On a plane ride to Germany, Nautical evidently developed pneumonia. His Olympic hopes were dashed, though Wiley ended up riding Master William to 7th place individually with the team earning a silver medal. Nautical eventually recovered, and it was decided to bring him back to competition in the National Horse Show that year. While Nautical had recuperated, he wasn’t capable of competing at the highest levels; he was still all heart and determined to jump but physically he wasn’t up to it. His results at the 1960 National Horse Show were inconsistent, he placed second in one class, third in another, and won two classes, however he also fell at a jump in one class and only cleared three jumps before being withdrawn from a class during the last week of the show. Wiley decided to retire Nautical after that season and Nautical’s official retirement ceremony was held at the 1962 National Horse Show. The first four years of Nautical’s retirement were split between living at Gladstone, and the Pennsylvania farm of team veterinarian Dr. Jacques Jenny. Nautical finally moved to Wiley’s farm in Monkton, Maryland in the mid-1960s and was buried in a field there upon his death in 1967.

L. Clay Camp, who sold the highest-priced yearling ever at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale, died May 4 2009 at his home in Charlottesville, Va. He was 78.

Hugh married Serena Lumley (they met in England while he was riding on the US Equestrian Team) in November of 1963 and moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina for a short but particularly happy time in their lives. Upon returning to the United States, Serena and Hugh lived in Monkton, Md. until 1969 when they purchased Oak Hill Farm in Palmyra, Va. where they would live for the next thirty years, raising their three sons, training horses and farming. Hugh Wiley, born May 21, 1929 died after a long illness at his farm , Oak Hill in Palmyra, Virginia. After retiring from international competition, he opened his own real estate business specializing in farms and estates. He is survived by his sons, Justin Hugh Wiley, Marcus Thomas Wiley and Peter Alexander Wiley. and their wives, Nancy, Farrar, and Melissa; and six grandchildren, Lily, Hugh, Georgina, Violet, Flora, and Imogen. His wife, Serena died in 2016.

Here is a super photograph of Hugh Wiley in 1959 receiving the King George V Gold Cup at the Royal International Horse Show at the White City in London which he won riding Nautical. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother presented the trophy. H.R.H. Princess Margaret and other dignitaries were in attendance that night.

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Clay, with his wife Barbara operated Glenmore in Virginia and then in Lexington, Ky., before returning to Virginia in the 1990s. He spent the majority of his working life as a leading consigner of Thoroughbreds under his Glenmore Farm banner. Mr. Camp also was an accomplished carriage driver who competed in three World Four-in-Hand Driving Championships in Europe. In 1980, he competed as a member of the U.S. Equestrian Team. Clay was very proud to have had the opportunity to represent the United States as a member of the USET in the 1980 REI combined driving World Championships in England. He also drove the team in President Reagan’s inaugural parade to represent the USET. Barbara, Bunny and Jeff were in the coach with him. The “L” was for Leon, but it might has well have been for “laughter” as Camp was certainly a legendary character among a group of Virginia breeders who made headlines (daiquiris, and lots of friends) at the Fasig– Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale over some four decades while simultaneously being an upstanding member of the Possum Society of Virginia Tech. A fixture at the Saratoga sales, Camp consigned as agent a Northern Dancer colt out of the Stage Door Johnny mare Bubbling that sold for $4.6 million at the 1984 sale. Consigned for Wild Oak Plantation, the colt was bought by Tom Cooper of the Irish branch of the British Bloodstock Agency for a partnership that included Robert Sangster, Vincent O’Brien, John Magnier, and Danny Schwartz. The price remains a Saratoga record. The record priced colt was sold on Thursday (then referred to as Virginia Night) as the sixth horse through the ring. The record price got a scare some seventeen yearlings later when fellow Virginia consignor, Peggy Augustus’Keswick’s Stables, sold a Roberto colt out of Gurkhas Band to Darley Stud for $4 million. Camp served as a director on a variety of boards, including the Atlantic Rural Exposition (now the Virginia State Fair), the Virginia Thoroughbred Association--for which he served two terms as president, the Kentucky Horse Park, the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation, and the Virginia Horse Center. He also was a founder and the first president of the Virginia Horse Council. Additionally, he served as President of the Carrie S. Camp Foundation and was a past member of Farmington Country Club, the Keeneland Association, Glenmore Country Club and the Governor’s Trade Commission. Camp was preceded in death by his wife, Barbara Pease Camp. They were married for 50 years. Camp’s survivors include sons Jefferson and L. Clay Camp Jr., plus daughters Carrie and June.

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VHSA Inducts Hugh Wiley and Clay Camp Into Hall Of Fame ADAPTED BY KESWICK LIFE Continued from the previous pages, Clay Camp Photographs.

Reagan Inaguaration Parade

Clay Camp

Logging at Glenmore Trophy Presentation

Farmington Family Class, Left to Right: Jeff, Bunny, Barbara, Farmington Family Class..l-r Jeff, Bunny,Barbara, Page and Clay Camp Page and Clay Camp

Saratoga Record Yearling being shown by Noel Twyman

L. Clay Camp, who sold the highest-priced yearling ever

at the Fasig-Tipton Saratoga sale, learned the trade like many now prominent Virginia-horsemen by working with draft horses and show hunters. He rode in his first show at age 6. He is quoted saying “school came second to horses”. “I’ve had horses all of my life”.

Logging at Glenmore

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Jillian Grace DeVito and Pierce McCleary Derkac were married on the 3rd of November at Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. Jillian Grace DeVito and Pierce McCleary Derkac were married on the 3rd of November at Tewksbury, Pippin Hill Farm and Vineyards. Jill, a native of New Jersey fell in love with the Charlottesville area back in 2011 on her very first visit with Pierce - who grew up fox hunting with Jill,Keswick a native Hunt of Tewksbury, Jerseythey fell chose in lovetowith the Charlottesville The Club. So New naturally, get married in Virginia area at back in 2011 on her very first visit with Pierce - who grew up fox hunting with Pippin Hill Vineyard and Farms. The Keswick Hunt Club. So naturally, they chose to get married in Virginia at Pippin Hill Vineyard andlifelong Farms. friend, Madison Fisk, officiated the ceremony Just before sunset, Pierce’s under the veranda. Family and friends then enjoyed dinner, dancing and donuts Pierce’sPierce lifelong friend, Madison Fisk, officiated inJust the before Pippinsunset, Hill granary. and Jill reside in New York City. the ceremony under the veranda. Family and friends then enjoyed dinner, dancing and donuts in the Pippin Hill granary. photo credit: Shannon Moffit Pierce and Jill reside in New York City. photo credit: Shannon Moffit

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ONLY IN KESWICK There Goes Santa Claus

So it was ten years ago and my wife, who had just re-

turned from shopping at Zions Crossroads, said she had a big idea. I winced a bit because big ideas on the part of the wife often involve great amounts of time and effort from the husband. “I saw this display of Santas at Walmart, a whole grouping of them,” and she shows me a photo on her phone. They were garishly painted plastic Santas a good three feet high. “Can you imagine a whole row of them lined up by the pool?” “Frankly, I can’t. This house doesn’t need plastic Santas from Walmart.” We’d built a minimalist house with all the traditional geegaws stripped off. Plastic Santas would corrupt its design. “Oh, c’mon, it’ll be like a contemporary Christmas scene, it will be really cool.” I fought her and her silly Santa idea off for about a week then one day she announces, “I’m going up to Walmart to get the Santas, want to come?” That was probably the last thing I wanted to do but I knew she was dead-set on the Santas so I thought I could at least mitigate the situation, maybe talk her out of buying too many. When I saw the Santa display, I could see why she was intrigued. They were grouped together, maybe thirty of them, all in a bunch so it looked like they were having a meeting or getting ready to sing a carol. Each was brightly painted in red with white, green and black accents and was holding a candy cane in one hand and cuddling a dwarf reindeer in the other who was gazing up at him adoringly. It was plastic kitsch of the worst kind. And my wife loved them. “Can you just see them all lined up by the pool with their lights turned on, it will be fantastic. And look, they’re on sale.” The sign said, “Reduced, $13.99”

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“I can see why they’re on sale,” I said. “Oh c’mon, where’s your Christmas spirit? So get another cart and we’ll load them up.” “Another cart? How many are you planning on buying?” “We need eight, I measured.” “Eight, c’mon, that’s over a hundred bucks worth of plastic Santas.” “But they’ll last forever.” I was thinking, “That’s what I’m afraid of,” but I knew it was a done deal. Tony and Annie were going to get plastic Santas—eight of them! Turned out, setting up eight plastic Santas on the far side of our pool turned into a bigger deal than I’d thought. The pool is seventy feet long and twenty-five feet off the house so we needed cords, yards of cords and tens of plugs because though we ran cords out to the two ends of the pool, we had to connect with each Santa. And they were eight feet apart so we needed gobs of extension cords—which meant many trips to Lowes. We set them up, waited until it got dark, then plugged the whole shebang in. There was definitely a WOW factor, eight glowing Santas. Funny too, so out of place, eight Santas sitting in a row on a dark field. Turned out they were a big hit, my wife was right— AGAIN! The grandkids loved them so did visitors—except one—Katie Couric. She’s a big architecture fan and wanted to see our house. She loved it, but not the Santas. When I asked her, “How do you like our Santas?” She scowled, turning up her nose at the eight plastic Santas. They’d obviously offended her Upper East Side sensibilities. But we soon discovered we had a major problem. Santas were toppling over in brisk winds, flopping forlorn-

ly face down on top of the pool cover. “I know what we’ll do, fill their bases with sand so they can’t blow over.” Each Santa had a round opening in the back for the cord covered by a metal thingy. You had to unscrew the cover, stand the Santa on its head and pour sand into the hole. A three-hour operation with much spilling of sand and much swearing in the process. But though my sand solution worked, it had a downside. They were now heavy as hell and they had no handles so you ended up putting one hand under an elbow and the other under the reindeer’s ear, hugging the Santa to your chest and shuffling along. Embracing a plastic Santa and stumbling around the backyard was not my idea of how I wanted to spend Christmas. “This gets old fast,” I said as I unloaded the Santas from the Gator and set them up along the pool. “C’mon, only six more to go,” Annie said. Each year we hauled the Santas out along with the bags of cords and plugs and set them up, tripping over their cords and spilling sand, changing burnt out bulbs and touching up the Santas’ feet and hands where the paint had rubbed off. Santa maintenance and installation made putting up a tree and decorating it seem like child’s play. One year we traveled over Christmas so the Santas stayed in the barn. A couple of years, we agreed to rest the Santas but this year, by popular demand from family and friends, they’re coming out again. And after a month of being Santa Claused, it was time to load them in the Gator and hibernate them in the pole barn. Now they’re grouped together in a stall, looking like they’re taking a major meeting, maybe discussing the show they’re going to put on next year? So when we say, “Santa Claus is coming to town”, at the Vanderwarkers, that’s for real.

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Post Holiday Book Reviews BY SUZANNE NASH

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to brighten your December!

Holiday rush in in full swing as I write this, but I’m stuck in bed with the flu unfortunately and the only positive about being sick is that I can read whenever I feel up to it. I am snug in my bed with my cat curled up at my feet and a pile of books beside me. In between sleeping and taking meds I have come up with a couple thrillers and a mystery

Bellewether by Susanna Kearskey is a historical fiction that is set in New England around the 1759 where two captured French soldiers are billeted at a Long Island Farm. The novel jumps from the past to the present when Charley is hired to run the museum that is now located at the same farm. Charley becomes intrigued with some of the stories connected to the farm, especially one that concerns a love story between a French soldier and the daughter of the farm’s owner and she pushes to learn more about the history behind the legend. It’s a haunting story, literally and figuratively, that is a fun and easy read during this busy time of the year.

In All These Beautiful Strangers, Elizabeth Klenfoth paints a picture of life at an elite New England boarding school, where clubs can get you killed. When Charlie Colloway begins school there, she is coming in as a legacy since this is where her father’s family has sent all of their offspring. When she starts working on a story for the school newspaper about a legend that involves the ghost of a boy who committed suicide at the school, things start to unravel and somehow this boy’s death seems connected to her mother’s disappearance years later. If you are in the mood for a mystery and thriller this one will be sure to delight you. Sharp Objects is by Gillian Flynn, the author of Gone Girl, and as you might expect she has written another page turner that will keep you guessing. I just learned that this novel has also been turned into an HBO series and you can see why once you start into the first few chapters. Journalist Camille Preaker comes back to her small hometown to investigate two murders of

young girls and she is thrown right back into the weird familial relationship she ran away to escape. Mental health issues abound in her family and Camille tends to cut words into her skin as a way to cope. She has an unbelievably controlling mother and her halfsister is quite a piece of work. Is there a serial killer on the loose praying on young girls? Could the murderer be closer than she thinks? This whole book is unsettling and keeps you on edge right up to the end. I hope everyone enjoys the holidays and I look forward to finding more exciting reading material for you in the New Year!

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The 6th annual Shop to Stop Hunger for the Blue

tressed and/or abandoned properties and selling them affordably to new Habitat homeowners. "Habitat has long been committed to building community and preserving neighborhood affordability," says President & CEO Dan Rosensweig. "The beauty of this program is that it enables existing and neighboring families like Kendell's to move up without having to move out." "It feels so great to finally own my own home," says Kendell.Thank you for making it possible for families like Kendell's to be home for the holidays!

Ridge Area Food Bank was held at the Barracks Road Kroger on December 6th .It is a 60 second supermarket shopping spree to win the coveted Cart Away Hunger award. This year's competition was the Race of Champions where the previous five winners came back with racing partners. Teams included Jeanne McCusker and Bob Powers, Sasha Farmer and Gary Albert, Michael Guthrie and Les Sinclair, Bob Hughes and Denise Ramey (with Sally Powers standing in for shopping), and Lindsay Dorrier and JR Hadley.

The Habitat Store is thrilled to announce the launch of its new online store! Now shoppers can view and purchase Habitat Store inventory from the comfort of home. Habitat Store staff hand-select items from the sales floor to post online. Discounts from the famous markdown wheel still apply! Customers have two free days of storage before the inventory is due for pick-up and all purchases are eligible for a full refund.Brand new rugs, lighting, furniture, dĂŠcor and so much morenow available with the click of a button!

There are three divisions that make up the Shop to Stop Hunger competition. Jeanne McCusker and Bob Powers skillfully won Hermes Award in the super market sweep with a record setting cart value of $1147.96, Bob Hughes and Denis Ramey won the Daddy/Mommy Warbuks Award for most money raised. Sasha Farmer and Gary Albert won the Heavyweight Champ award for most pounds of food collected. Bob Hughes and Denise Ramey took away the overall Cart Away Hunger Award. This year's race in Charlottesville raised enough for 100,000 meals almost tripling last year's record. Jeanne McCusker said "this event is such great fun and wouldn't be possible without all of our teams!" 1 out of 8 of our neighbors is hungry and the Blue Ridge Food Bank serves over 22,000 local people on a monthly basis. Every dollar donated enables the Food Bank to provide 4 meals. Seniors are the fastest growing segment of the food insecure due to increased costs of healthcare, taking care of grandchildren, increased housing costs, etc. Home Instead Senior Care started and sponsored this program 6 years ago and Kroger has joined on as well. In the past six years Shop to Stop Hunger has collected and raised money for more than 306,000 meals and has spread to Lynchburg and Harrisonburg. Last year this little fund raiser provided 36,000 meals this year approximately 96,000.

Westhaven Father and Daughter Are Home for the Holidays! This Christmas Eve, eleven-year-old Dior will fall asleep in her Habitat home and awake to a special Christmas

Jeanne McCusker and Bob Powers morning breakfast made by her dad, Kendell. "Dior is so excited!" says Kendell, who works at a local restaurant. "She can't wait to put up lights. And it'll be great for me to have room to cook Christmas dinner with my family. I love our new kitchen." Kendell grew up on 5th Street in downtown Charlottesville and has lived in the Westhaven public housing community for the past seven years. After spending months working to rehabilitate his new home on nearby 10th Street, Kendell is thrilled that he and Dior will be able to move just in time for the holidays. He's even more excited that his new home is close to his brother who will be able to come over to celebrate. "My sister-in-law is going to help Dior decorate and we'll be able to open presents together as a family!" Kendell's home is part of Habitat's Neighborhood Stabilization Program, purchasing and rehabilitating dis-

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Interested in helping out? The Habitat Store is currently seeking volunteers who like working behind a computer to assist with upkeep of the online store! Email Jon Fields at jfields@cvillehabitat.org for more information. Volunteering is a great way to give back during the holiday season. There are many opportunities within the Greater Charlottesville Habitat for anyone looking to volunteer. The hours are flexible. For details on opportunities at the main office or on the construction site, call (434) 293-9066. We also have the following opportunities at the Habitat Store: cashier, housekeeping, warehouse support, data entry, marketing/E-Store support, donation support, donation truck pickup support, furniture repair and assembly, and many more.If you have a college student home for the holidays, the Habitat Store is a great way to get involved with the local community. Contact Sheron Sinclair at (434) 293-6331 for more information

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WHAT'S COOKING Vanilla & Orange Shortbread Cookie BY SAM JOHNSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CULLINARY | 1776

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• 1 cup salted butter, (2 sticks) at room temperature • 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar • 2 cups all purpose flour • seeds scraped from 1 vanilla bean • 1 Tbsp pure vanilla extract • 1 Tsp Orange Zest

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Preheat oven to 350F. Cream the sugar and butter together with the vanilla bean seeds. Blend in the flour and vanilla extract. Keep stirring until the dough comes together. Turn the soft dough out onto a floured surface and for into two disks, like for pie dough. Wrap the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, about an hour.

Roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick and cut out the cookies. Place them on a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the refrigerator while you clean up. Bake the cookies for about 13 minutes until firm. Dust Top with confectioners sugar then serve to a kitchen full of friends!

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continue moving this park project along," said Parks and Recreation Department Director Bob Crickenberger about the Board's approval. What’s next?

- The Land Trust of Virginia, holding more conservation easements than any other private land trust in the Commonwealth, is pleased to announce that 182.4 acres of entirely forested land, located southeast of Batesville, Virginia, is forever protected through the landowner’s donation of a conservation easement. Located in Albemarle County, Miran Forest has been protected with the intention of providing public access in perpetuity by the landowners, the American Environment Foundation. The landowners have protected their property with the intention of providing public access in perpetuity for hiking and quiet enjoyment. There is an existing public trail on the property, located along the forested steep western slopes of Long Arm Mountain. The trail leads to the highest point on the property at the peak of the mountain, known locally as High Top. From the peak, hikers can enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding valley floors and nearby mountains. Craig Davis, head of the American Environment Foundation said, “Our primary interest in protecting the property is to allow the wildlife a safe habitat and for people to enjoy the quiet of this beautiful mountainside.” This property is highly visible from the Appalachian National Scenic Trail as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway and portions of the Shenandoah National Park and George Washington National Forest, making it a highly valuable property to protect in perpetuity. The recording of this easement further enhances the existing land protections in the area. Directly adjacent to Miran Forest is a property consisting of 206 acres under conservation easement with the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. Additionally, there are numerous other conservation easements in close proximity adding important protections to the Virginia countryside. Located approximately 2.5 miles north is another property in conservation easement with the Land Trust of Virginia, the Miller School of Albemarle. This 637.4-

The master plan is now in the hands of the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) for its green light, which is expected to take at least 30 days.To see the presentation and learn more about the master plan, including the phases of the park project, please visit: https://bit. ly/2zpw4pF.

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acre conservation easement was recorded in 2016 and will forever protect numerous natural resources, open space, and scenic views for all to enjoy, especially the students of the school. This property could have been divided into 34 different properties. Both conservation easements, over the Miller School and Miran Forest, have no division rights retained, meaning that neither can ever be divided for development. While a lot of work is being done in Albemarle County, there is still a lot more to do to ensure that bucolic Virginia is protected for generations to come. The Land Trust of Virginia invites landowners, interested in hearing more, to contact Sally Price at 540-687-8441 or sally@ landtrustva.org. The Land Trust of Virginia is a nonprofit organization that partners with landowners who voluntarily protect properties with significant historic, scenic, or ecological value. With the addition

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of these easements, LTV now holds 171 easements protecting a total of 18,967 acres in 15 counties across Virginia. LTV is the largest private land trust in the state, holding more easements than any other.

Biscuit Run Park Master Plan Adopted The Albemarle County Parks and Recreation Department, along with its project design partners, shared with the public on Wednesday its updated master plan for Biscuit Run Park. (The same plan was presented to the Board of Supervisors during a November work session.) The presentation was followed with public comment and ultimately, approval from the Board of Supervisors with a 5-1 vote during its December 12 meeting."This is going to be a great opportunity to provide the community and visitors with new and different recreational experiences. We are thrilled to

The Commonwealth of Virginia acquired the Biscuit Run property in 2009 under Governor Kaine's administration. On January 4, 2018, Governor McAuliffe announced a partnership with Albemarle County to open Biscuit Run Park to the public by signing a 99-year lease with the County for the property. This new partnership with the Commonwealth will allow for the park to open sooner than expected and provide high-quality recreational opportunities for Albemarle County and the surrounding communities. Since the January 4th, announcement, Albemarle County's Parks and Recreation staff have been hard at work moving the Biscuit Run project forward. The County is currently working alongside the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and DCR to develop the property into a park that will provide recreational and educational opportunities for our community and visitors alike. Currently, only authorized users have access to the land while work is underway to clear trails, post signage for park boundaries, and install a controlled access gate off of Route 20.

Stay informed! To stay informed on the project, sign up for the Parks and Recreation A-mail list at www.albemarle.org/amail and visit the website at www.albemarle.org/biscuitrun.

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An ideally situated country property located in the much sought after historic Keswick Hunt area An absolutely stunning rural setting in Keswick on the Albemarle/Louisa County line. This beautiful country property is ideal for a weekend retreat, recreation or horse farm. The land is a mix of open, rolling fields and mature forests with a large lake. Equestrian facilities include a stable, huge garage complex with office and apartment, fenced paddocks with automatic water and run-in sheds, and a foaling barn. Complete with a charming, quality-built 3 bedroom, 3 bath stone residence, this property has it all!A 32-Acre Equestrian Property and Country House with a convenient location · 10 miles into Charlottesville. 5000 sf Country House with 6 bedrooms, 4 ½ Baths · Large Master Suite with private Study · Renovated Kitchen · Living and Dining room with Vaulted Ceilings. Impressive Stacked Stone Fireplace · Wrap-around Screened Porch & Deck overlooks Large Stocked Pond · 2-Car Garage · Paddocks & Riding Ring · Peaceful Country Setting MLS 576235

For further information Duke & Sharon Merrick Office: 434-951-5160 or Mobile: 434-962-5658 DukeandSharon@KeswickProperties

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Brilliantly sited on the brow of the second highest point in Orange County lies one Brilliantly sited on the brow of thehistoric second of Virginias most magnificent highest point in Orange County lies one estates, Mount Sharon Farm. With of Virginias most magnificent historic panoramic views of the Blue Ridge estates, Mount Sharon With Mountains and Coastal PlainFarm. the property panoramic views of the Blue Ridge showcases an extraordinary, circa 1937 Mountains and Coastal Plain the property Georgian Revival-style residence showcases an extraordinary, circa 1937 surrounded by 10+ acres of worldGeorgian Revival-style residence renowned gardens created by the current surrounded by 10+highly acres respected of worldowners alongside renowned gardens created by the landscape architect Charles J.current Stick. owners alongside highly respected Comprised of 560+ gently rolling acres, landscape architect Charles Stick. Mount Sharon Farm offersJ. fertile Comprised oflush 560+ gently rolling acres, cropland, pastures, farm Mount Sharon Farm fertile improvements, and aoffers wonderful cropland, of lush pastures, all farm assortment dependencies, in improvements, and a wonderful excellent condition. On Virginia and assortment of dependencies, all in National Historic Registers. excellent condition. On Virginia and National Historic Registers.

in a private valley of the Madison-Barbour In Rural Historic District near Somerset and In a private valley of the Madison-Barbour James Madison's Montpelier, Cowherd Rural Historic District Somerset and Mtn Farm enjoys fertilenear soil and abundant James Madison's Montpelier, Cowherd water. Revolutionary War Vet Francis Mtn Farmpurchased enjoys fertile soilJames and abundant Cowherd from Madison water. Revolutionary War Vet Francis and left his name on the mountain which Cowherdaspurchased fromto James serves a shelter theMadison farm. and left his name mountain which Approximately 1/2on thethe farm is established serves with as the a shelter the forest. farm. pasture balance intomature Approximately 1/2 the farm is established This is the Keswick Hunt and suitable for pastureor with thelivestock. balance inWith mature forest. horses other morning This afternoon is the Keswick Hunt and suitable for sun, shade, & gentle slope, this horses or other livestock. With morning is perfect for a vineyard. The farmhouse sun,3afternoon & gentle has br's and 2 shade, baths for a farmslope, mgr orthis as is perfect for a vineyard. The farmhouse a staging area while you build on a knoll has 3 br's andthe 2 baths farm mgr or as overlooking valleyfor toathe mountains. a staging area while you build on knoll Not in conservation easementa with overlooking the valley to the mountains. potential tax benefits Not in conservation easement with potential taxinformation benefits contact For further

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La Fourche La Fourche La Fourche - Significant property in heart of Keswick with a lovingly restored & La Fourchemain - Significant in heart updated house property with attached of Keswick with a lovingly restored & tavern, two dependencies & party barn. updated main house with attached The gracious home features an attractive tavern, two dependencies & partycenter barn. floorplan highlighted by a spacious The gracious home features an attractive hall leading to the first floor living, dining, floorplan & highlighted by a spacious kitchen library/media room.center The hall leading to the first floor living, second & third floors have a lovely dining, master kitchen & with library/media room. The suite along five additional spacious second & third floors have a lovely master bedrooms, five & half baths & home suite along with additional spacious office. Just to thefive side of the house is a bedrooms, five & half baths home large patio with views of the & historic office. Just Mtns to thefor side of the house is a Southwest numerous outdoor large patio with views of the historic activities & enjoyment. Live large on the Southwest outdoor four acres Mtns and for yet numerous only minutes to activities & enjoyment. Live large on the Charlottesville & University of Virginia. four acres and yet only minutes to Charlottesville & University of Virginia. For further information contact Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250In the For further information contact Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250In the

Redcliffe Redcliffe Private setting with panoramic Blue Ridge views, minutes to downtown Private setting withc.panoramic Blue Ridge Charlottesville. 1902, beautifully views, minutes to downtown renovated 6,500 sq ft fieldstone manor Charlottesville. c. 1902, including beautifully with gracious additions a renovated 6,500 sq ft fieldstone manor professionally designed, kitchen/family with with gracious additions including room 15 ft ceilings, custom Englisha professionally designed, kitchen/family oak cabinetry, limestone floors, with a room stone with 15 ft ceilings, custom English large fireplace. A wide gallery off oak cabinetry, limestone floors, the kitchen connects the downstairswith livinga large stone fireplace. A wide gallery off spaces, creating perfect flow for a large the kitchen connects the downstairs living family or entertaining. Upstairs is a private spaces, creating perfect for a large master suite and bath,flow 4 additional family or entertaining. Upstairs is ainclude private bedrooms and 2 baths. Amenities master suite and bath, 4 additional a large soccer/athletic field, guest house, bedrooms 2 baths. Amenities salt water and pool and pool house,include 4-car a large soccer/athletic guest house, garage and beautiful, field, mature grounds. salt water poolviews. and pool house, 4-car Huge mountain garage and beautiful, mature grounds. Huge mountain views. For further information contact : Peter Wiley 434.293.3900 For further information contact : Peter Wiley 434.293.3900

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Arcourt Round Hill Misty Ridge Farm Arcourt Long after other homes have crumbled, Round Hill Misty Ridge Farm One of the loveliest farms in Albemarle Residential and Equestrian Property in the stone walls of ARCOURT will remain-

Located among other estates in the LINDENHunt RIDGE private 70Cty. The Keswick area–ofAAlbemarle Located among other 1920’s home is situated onestates a knollin in the the Keswick Hunt area of Albemarle Cty. The center of the manicured acreage, with 1920’s home is situated onMtns. a knoll in the dramatic views of the SW Close to center of the manicured acreage, with C’ville, this 4 BR home is insulated from dramatic views the SW Mtns. Close to road noise, andofextremely private. The C’ville, this 4 BR home is insulated from exterior includes a detached garage, road noise, andwith extremely private. The formal gardens irrigation, rear patio, exterior includes detached garage, and numerous largeaspecimen trees. Also formal gardens with irrigation, rear patio, included: guest cottage, entertainment/art and numerous large specimen trees. Also studio barn, stable, fencing, stream, gated included: guest cottage, entertainment/art entry. studio barn, stable, fencing, stream, gated entry. For further information contact Justin Wiley 434.981.5528 For further information contact t r Justin Wiley 434.981.5528 t r

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after other have crumbled, aLong testament to thehomes quarried natural stone the stone walls of ARCOURT will and superb quality construction remainused to a testament to the natural stone create this one of aquarried kind estate. Spacious and superb quality construction used to (over 5800 finished sq. ft.) French-inspired create this one of aon kind estate. Spacious custom residence 22 private acres in (over 5800 Hunt finished sq. ft.) French-inspired Keswick Country, completely custom residence on 22 private in fenced for horses, 3-stall stable,acres guest Keswick Hunt Country, completely quarters, with shop/garage underneath. fenced of forresidence horses, features 3-stall stable, Interior an openguest floor quarters, with shop/garage plan, with large rooms, high underneath. ceilings, tall Interior of residence features an openThere floor windows, and heated stone floors. plan, with large rooms, high ceilings, tall is a main-level master suite, second windows, and heated stone floors. There bedroom or study on the first floor, two is a main-level master more bedrooms and twosuite, baths second on the bedroom or study on the first floor, two second level. more bedrooms and two baths on the second level. For further information contact Jim Faulconer 434.981.007 For further information contact t r Jim Faulconer 434.981.007 t r

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county, Round Hill Farm is perched on a One of the in Albemarle hilltop on loveliest 21 acresfarms in the heart of county, Round Hill Farm is perched Keswick,featuring 4 bedrooms and on 3 ½a hilltop on 21 acres in the heart baths. Fireplaces throughout,, there isof a Keswick,featuring bedrooms 3½ magnificent great 4room with and 22-foot baths. Fireplaces there ash is a cathedral ceilings throughout,, framed by natural magnificent great room with 22-foot beams and an antique wine barrel cathedral ceilings framed by natural ash chandelier. The home boasts a gourmet beams and an antique wine barrel kitchen with a Wolf stove, farm sink, tile chandelier. The boasts a gourmet backsplash and home skylight. There are 17 kitchen with a Wolf stove, farm sink, tile acres of horse-fenced pastures, a four-stall backsplash and skylight. ThereNestled are 17 barn, with bathroom and kitchen. acres of horse-fenced pastures, a four-stall in this highly desirable area, and only 20 barn, with and kitchen. Nestled minutes tobathroom 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 t r Frank Hardy 434.296.0134 t r

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sought after Keswick Location on over Residential and Equestrian Property in 20 acres . Spacious Living and Dining sought after Keswick Location on over Rooms with Fireplaces andWood Floors 20 acres . Spacious Living and Dining Family Room with Fireplace and WetBar Rooms with Fireplaces andWood Floors A Large First Floor Master Suite and Family Room with Fireplace and WetBar Year-Round SunRoom overlooks Terrace A Large First Floor Master Suitewith and and Swimming Pool. Kitchen Year-Round SunRoom overlooks Terrace Breakfast Nook and Large Laundry and Swimming Pool. Kitchen with Room . Finished Basement. Upper Level Breakfast Nook and Large Laundry Home Office and Study. Guest Cottage Roomfireplace . Finished. Basement. Upper Level with 8-Stall Stable 3-Board Home Office and Study. Guest Cottage Fenced Paddocks 5 miles into with fireplace . 8-Stall Stable Gordonsville, 12 miles 3-Board 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

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OBITUARY Betty Beryl Schenk died November nian, who was inducted in the National 26, 2018 with friends and family at her side. She was born in Richmond, Virginia to Philip Beryl Schenk and Elizabeth Hill Schenk.

SOUTHERN ALBEMARLE. Our custom 5 bedroom,3.5 bath home nestles on a 5+ acre private parcel just 5 miles from the Wegmans shopping area in Southern Albemarle Co. The home was created in 2016 by Orange County craftsman Ken Stanley and features a soaring stone fireplace, vast open living areas with great light, a wraparound covered porch, a main level master suite plus a “mini-master” on the upper level. We have 2 attached garages plus a basement garage/ shop/man cave! The 4,639 superior quality finished sf above grade, plus the 2,671 sf unfinished basement allows room to grow for any family. Featured is Hardiplank construction with real stone accents in and out to match the fireplace, combined with the superior wood and tile floors make this a must see home. $1,250,000

BB, as she was called in Norfolk, attended Thomas Jefferson High School, The University of Richmond and graduated from Richmond Professional Institute Division of the College of William and Mary with a degree in journalism. She was co-editor of the student newspaper at RPI and wrote an equestrian sports column for The Richmond Times Dispatch. She started work in 1960 in Richmond for Sydnor and Hundley, a division of Haynes Furniture, where she worked in advertising and became a store manager. In 1969 she transferred to their corporate headquarters in Norfolk where she served as executive assistant to the president and later became advertising director. She retired in 2016 after fifty-five years of service. BB was an accomplished equestrian competing in the hunter division of regional and national horse shows. After retiring from riding she was a sought-after show judge. In 2001, she was inducted into the Virginia Horse Show Hall of Fame. She rode for numerous stables and favorite horse she showed was the Duke of Paeo-

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Horse Show Hall of Fame in 2010. In Norfolk, she changed her focus to sailing, crewing for others in many sailboat races. She was a founding member of the Town Point Yacht Club, serving multiple terms as its Commodore. She also served on the board of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Love of the bay and sailing lead to buying a home in Willoughby Spit where she lived for 39 years with her partner of 48 years, Bob Layton, who survives her. Their household always included many much-loved dogs. She also is survived by Pam Boatwright and her brother Walter Boatwright and Walter’s children, Elizabeth and William, who she claimed as her borrowed children and grandchildren. Per her wish, there will be no funeral service and her ashes will be scattered in the Chesapeake Bay. There will be a party to celebrate her life at a later date. Memorial donations are invited to the Elizabeth River Project, Norfolk SPCA, or to the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race. Family requests no flowers.

in Don’s name may be to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22911, Meals on Wheels, 704 Rose Hill Dr., Charlottesville, VA 22903; The Organ Fund at Grace Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 43, Keswick, VA 22947 or Clarke County Historical Association, P.0. Box 306, Berryville, VA 22611. Don has served at Grace with such dedication and he has many friends here and in many other places. Our loss of him is deeply felt and his legacy runs deep at Grace and in our community. It is curious to note that his first Sunday at Grace was November 9, 2014 and his last Sunday at Grace was November 11, 2018. Truly it can said of Don that he "fought the good fight, finished the race, and kept the faith" (2 Timothy 4:7). We are grateful to still have Deede as our friend and companion in our life together at Grace.

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210 NE 10TH ST - Wonderful downtown Charlottesville city condo in The Randolph building. This unit was an original model unit and is pre wired for surround sound. Beautifully maintained and cared for. Unit 101 is on the first level and includes a parking space in the underground garage. The 1160 square feet includes two full bathrooms with a flexible space for an office or second bedroom off of the living room. This is great landing pad in Charlottesville with a short walk to Downtown Mall in a lovely building easy to lock up and leave or live full time. Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439

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EDGEWOOD - An absolutely beautiful, historic, grand Georgian home in the heart of Amherst. This home features 11 fireplaces, 9 bedrooms and 7 bathrooms. Originally, built in 1818 the home has been well preserved and is reflective of an era of a bygone time. With a hidden pool and extensive annual gardens and paths throughout, this home is the epitome of southern elegance. Frank Hardy 434.981.0798 and Katherine Leddington 646.593.0333

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PRESQU’ISLE - French for “almost an island”, Presqu’Isle was initially comprised of 16,000 acres at the confluence of the Hazel and Rappahannock Rivers. The 35 acre historic core with manor house, grounds, large dairy barn, milking parlor, blacksmith shop, spring house–remains much as it was in the 19th century, as one of the region’s finest estates. Presqu’Isle served as headquarters for Union General Emory Upton during the winter encampment of 1863/64. Liza Payne 540.270.8590

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LOT 58 PALMER DRIVE - Beautiful waterfront lot on a quiet cul-de-sac in the prestigious gated community of Keswick Estate. This 3+ acre parcel on Broadmoor Lake is mostly wooded with mature hardwood trees providing privacy. The gently rolling landscape allows for a slightly elevated home site, which could accommodate a basement and also provide an amazing view of the water. Walk to all the amenities of the Keswick Hall & Golf Club including world-class dining, spa, tennis, swimming, and the newly renovated Pete Dye-designed golf course. Convenient to Charlottesville, I-64, and the Martha Jefferson Hospital. Ronda Pearl 434.760.1718

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