KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - February 2018
In this issue
At Long Last
Keswick Hunt Club Prepares for Major Renovations
also: going out, overheard, only in keswick, bookworm, travel and much more
Justin H. Wiley
Peter A. Wiley
132A East Main Street • Orange, VA 22960
503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 6 • Charlottesville, VA 22903
MLS#571183 • $1,795,000
MLS#558491 • $1,150,000
STAVE MILL FARM – Charming 85 ac property surrounded by large estates in Albemarle County. The stuccoed main house successfully combines the conveniences of a new house with the charm and craftsmanship of an old Virginia manor home. Some of the many high points of this 3 bedroom home include custom woodwork, custom kitchen with Aga and sub-zero fridges, and 50 KW generator. Other features include a 2 bedroom guest cottage, stable, riding arena, board fencing, and equipment barn.
SOUTHERN ALBEMBARLE FARM – A beautiful, medium-sized horse farm or retreat 14 miles from town. The turn-ofthe-century farmhouse is well-sited in the center of 77 acres of fenced pasture and fields, with a beautiful stable, large pond and trails. The farm offers privacy and views and is adjacent to over 1500 acres of protected farmland. A 6-stall center aisle barn with power, hot and cold water, bathroom, tack room, wash stall and shavings storage is positioned near the large outdoor ring.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
MLS# 566744 • $550,000
MLS# 549637 • $850,000
MERRYMOUNT –Located in the most desirable area of Somerset, is nestled amongst large estates, with incredible views of both the Blue Ridge, and the Southwest mountains. The 1850’s house is perfectly situated on 5 acres, and could be bought with additional land, if needed. The 3 bedroom house is in need of renovations, but is structurally sound, and could easily be added onto. Much of the surrounding land is in conservation easement, and the view from this property will not change.
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
MLS# 559333 • $525,000
MLS# 550846 • $859,900
PUMPHOUSE ROAD – Small horse property located in the heart of Somerset and the Keswick Hunt. This mostly open and fenced 14.5 acre offering has a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house built in the 1940’s. Many recent improvements include a finished basement, 2 renovated bathrooms and remodeled kitchen. Situated at the end of a county road with great privacy. A 4-stall stable with tack room, wash stall & 2 new run-in sheds make this a great horse property.
GRACELAND – A venerable 265-acre tract of farmland superbly located in the Green Springs Historic District with 3,500 feet of road frontage and bordered along the South Anna River. The open and rolling land has a dense wooded buffer surrounding each large field and along the perimeter. The property has several large, usable pastures to the south, and rises to the north forming a bluff above the South Anna River. Many potential building sites and ideal for horses.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
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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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8 ON THE COVER At Long Last
Keswick Hunt Club Plans for Renovations
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A number of members concerned about the condition
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Colin J. Dougherty Published by a division of Keswick Life PHOTOGRAPHY Mary Kalergis and John Markey (Keswick Scene)
of the 100 year+ Keswick Hunt Club have stepped forward with a plan and initial funding for a major renovation of the club. The Board stressed that a major consideration of the renovation was to retain the history of the building, site and structures. Read all about it on page 8.
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10 KESWICK SCENE 12 ON EXHIBIT Show stopper! Keswick Hunt Club's 2018 Ball was For more than forty years, Sally Mann has made exone for the record books. Co-chairs Kinsey Marable and Susie Matheson wanted to do a “traditional” hunt club ball and they pulled it off elegantly. Pin lights spectacularly strung overhead set the scene. Check out the full photo journal and story on page 10!
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the southern fishing area of Chile, a rugged country, Coyhaique with a population of about 50,000, and Puerto Aisen with about 17,000, are the only cities in the region. Escape into a handful of tiny villages along the 500-mile stretch of road running north-south, most of which is unpaved. Read the story, write in and tell Keswick Life about your winter time adventures!
Here and there... in Keswick On and Off The Market “Rougemont Farm”, located off picturesque Route 231 north of Cismont with 419 acres, farm improvements and a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 4005 sf home built in 1948 has just sold for $5 million. Also closed this month was 1680 Running Deer Road with 4 beds, 3 baths, 2850 sf on 2.3 acres was listed at $349.9k and sold for $326k. 214 Autumn Ridge Drive with 4 beds, 3 baths, 2962 sf on 2.3 acres was listed at $409.9k and sold for $375k. 3392 Darby Drive with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3420 sf was listed at $659k and sold for $579.5k. Pending is “Keswick Hill” at 6182 Turkey Sag Road with 3 beds, 4.5 baths, 3335 sf and 25.7 acres listed at $1.27m. In Glenmore 3667 Newbridge Road with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3472 sf listed at $825k. 2436 Ferndown Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 3009 sf listed at $652k. 2352 Ferndown Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3226 sf listed at $529k. 3370 Cotswold Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2681 sf listed at $519k. 3402 Cesford Grange with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 3215 sf listed at $525k. 1831 Westerham Street with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5066 sf listed at $537.5k. 2131 Farringdon Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4090 sf listed at $915k. 1506 Bremberton Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2702 sf at $504.9. 3399 Darby Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4487 sf listed at $629k. A foreclosure at 2585 Watkins lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3427 sf on 3.2 acres is under contract, listed at 464.9k New to the market in Glenmore is 2011 Piper Way with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4303 sf priced at $825k. 1521 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2086 sf priced at $465k. 3211 Wallingford Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 3689 sf priced at $569.9k. 1383 Tattersall Court with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 6619 sf priced at $1.1m. 1539 Kinross Lane with 6 beds, 4.5 baths and 5600 sf priced at $760k and 3511 Wedgewood Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3650 sf priced at $599k. Around the area 4433 Richmond Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 4400 sf and 133 acres is available at $2.5m. 72 Red Maple Lane with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 2772 sf is available at $398.5k. 777 Club Drive in Keswick Estate with 6 beds, 5 baths, 5079 sf on 1.7 acres is available at $875k. 341 Pelham Drive with 5 beds, 3.5 baths, 4643 sf on 4.1 acres is available at $849k. 843 Campbell Road with 4 beds, 4 baths, 3384 sf on 10 acres is available at $775k.
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You may want to store up some extra sleep in the next few days because you are about to lose an hour of it. Come March 11 at 2 a.m. most of America will be “springing forward” as daylight saving time kicks in, giving us another hour of sunlight.
Located a mile from the site of Peter Jefferson’s Albemarle County estate, a restaurant takes its name from Shadwell, the birthplace of Thomas Jefferson. The accomplishments of Mr. Jefferson, the third President of the United States, are well known. Perhaps less well known, but of equal importance, is his status as one of America’s original culinarians. Through his travel in Europe, he was able to learn about various cultures and culinary traditions, bringing back this knowledge and using it to cultivate his crops. Combining this fresh produce with local meats and other ingredients, he was able to provide his family and guests with his interpretation of what he was exposed to in France, Italy and beyond. Shadwell’s Restaurant has the same mission. They serve high-quality food and drink in a casual, comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. They want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable at Shadwell’s, and are excited to have you as their guest. Taking great pride in the reputation as the best restaurant in Charlottesville for authentic, Chesapeake Bay-inspired seafood and local hand cut steaks. They believe Mr. Jefferson’s vision, of always surrounding himself with good conversation, good friends and good times. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness indeed!
Here’s a look at seven things you may not have known about daylight saving time. 1. “Spring forward and fall back” is an easy way to remember how to set the clock when daylight saving times begins and ends. You set your clock forward one hour at 2 a.m. on March 11. You’ll set it back one hour at 2 a.m. on Nov. 4. 2. In the United States, daylight saving time began on March 21, 1918. U.S. government officials reasoned that fuel could be saved by reducing the need for lighting in the home. 3. Ancient agrarian civilizations used a form of daylight saving time, adjusting their timekeeping depending on the sun’s activity. 4. Many people call it daylight savings time. The official name is daylight saving time. No ‘s’ on ‘saving.’ 5. Benjamin Franklin came up with an idea to reset clocks in the summer months as a way to conserve energy. 6. A standardized system of beginning and ending daylight saving time came in 1966 when the Uniform Time Act became law. While it was a federal act, states were granted the power to decide if they wanted to remain on standard time year-round. 7. Arizona (except for the Navajo, who do observe daylight saving time on tribal lands), Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the United States Virgin Islands do not observe daylight saving time.
Closed Virginia National Bank’s Orange Office, located at 102 East Main Street in Orange, will close permanently at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 13, 2018. Effective February 1, 2018, the Orange office hours were changed to 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Weekdays Only.
Record Setting For the third straight year, a record number of applicants – including the most-ever minority and first-generation college students – have applied for admission to the University of Virginia. Unofficial totals as of Thursday morning showed there were 37,188 applicants, an increase of 1 percent above last year’s record pool. Of those students, 11,739 were minorities, representing a 4 percent rise over last year; and 4,483 were first-generation college applicants, a 10 percent increase from 2017. Applicants’ average SAT scores, class ranks and grade-point averages were also higher than last year’s Applicants’ mean combined scores on the SAT’s math and verbal sections was 1,383, up from 1,337 last year. The Office of Undergraduate Admission is finalizing its early-action decisions and regular application decisions will be released by April 1. All students offered admission will have until May 1 to accept their offers. The enrollment target for the fall’s first-year class is 3,725 students.
Reduced in Glenmore is 2075 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3792 sf down from $538.9k to $517k. 2242 Waterside Way with 4 beds, 4.4 baths and 4218 sf down from $895k to $850k. 3376 Dunscroft Court with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2668 sf down from $511k to $439k. 3575 Turnbridge Lane with 6 beds, 5.5 baths and 6000 sf is down from $789k to $750k. 1488 Perth Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4829 sf is down from $639k to $539k. In Keswick Estate 1071 Club Drive with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3758 sf on 2.15 acres is down from $875k to $825k.
Bravo Gardy Bloemers was second in the CDI Amateur at Global Dressage 5 in Intermediate I class. First time out in International competition! (pictured below)
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At Long Last BY TONY VANDERWARKER AND WINKIE MOTLEY
Keswick Hunt Club
Plans for Renovations
A number of members concerned about the condition of the Hunt Club have stepped forward with a plan and initial funding for a major renovation of the club. In a presentation to the members on February 6, they presented preliminary plans including renovation to the kitchen, bathrooms, HVAC, a teardown of the Huntsman’s cottage and building a new one along with a new barn. Moving the structures opens up space for parking on the property as well as protecting the existing trees. The Board stressed that a major consideration of the renovation was to retain the historic character of the club so any additions will be add-ons not changes to the interior.
The physical condition of the club necessitates a full-scale renovation. The kitchen is in terrible shape and the electrical system is sketchy to say the least. The bathrooms are not handicap-accessible and those deficiencies alone not only make the club unsafe and also limit its potential for rental income. Instead of financing the renovation by raising dues, the Board is beginning a campaign to raise the funds from the membership and interested members of the Keswick and equine community. Indications are that a portion of the estimated 2.5 million dollar cost has been pledged. While a construction schedule and finished plans are in the works, the Board intends to begin construction as soon as possible. Hopefully in the near future, the club will be good to go for another hundred years. he Keswick Hunt Club was established in 1896. In 1898 the clubhouse was built under the direction of Horatio MacGruder. The building has been used continuously as a club house for social events related to fox hunting. The veranda, constructed prior to 1925, surrounds three s ides of the rectangular structure and since the time of construction, has been partially enclosed. The building is in the late Victorian style, with a side gable and an Edwardian bay window. Dubbed as “A Brilliant Social Event,” the
Keswick Hunt Club building was dedicated on this day in 1898. The Daily Progress reported: “Just on the crown of a finely wooded hill near Keswick stands the new and commodious building of the Keswick Hunt Club.”
A detailed description of the building itself included: “The building is ceiled with the best North Carolina pine; has a floor of excellent smoothness, and is plentifully supplied with doors and windows to admit the cool mountain breeze. The situation of the club-house is almost ideal. To the north and west one catches a magnificent view of the southwest mountains, a brotherhood long since made famous by historic old ‘Monticello.’ A country highway passes near the building, a telephone line runs by the door, and the post office and telegraph office at Keswick are scarcely half a mile distant. The article went on to describe the party that followed the dedication ceremony: “The audience hall was artistically decorated with sweeping draperies of white and red, while flags and unique club devices were gracefully disposed here and there. The music was furnished by an excellent band from Washington, and the entertainment in every detail was a most pleasing and decided success. Refreshments were served during the evening and it was not till half-past 3 a.m. that the bright hours of gayety were brought to an end. The Keswick Hunt Club continues to operate to this day and, in addition to continuing the tradition of the fox hunt, the club has continuously sponsored the Keswick Horse Show since its inception in 1904 and has supported several local nonprofits.
Pictured at the right: Plans of the original drawings from 1898.
Keswick Hunt Club - 2018 Hunt Ball
PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOHN MARKEY AND MARY KALERGIS
2018 Hunt Ball One member remarked, “That party was the best and most fun of any I’ve been to in the past thirty years.” Co-chairs Kinsey Marable and Susie Matheson wanted to do a “traditional” hunt club ball and they pulled it off elegantly. Pin lights spectacularly strung overhead set the scene thanks to the volunteer lighting crew of Sandy Rives, Mark Mascotte, Murdoch Matheson and David Perdue who made the place sparkle. The table settings anchored by antique French candelabra added to the elegance and an always delicious dinner from Sandy Motley complimented the Hunt Ball tradition. Deedi Coleman, Sandra Burke, Dolly Buswell, Anne Coles, Christina Markey, Annie Vanderwarker and Susan Rives assisted in the setup for the evening. The band "A Town A List" took over after dinner and got the place rocking thanks to sponsors Kenny Wheeler, David Perdue, Sandy Rives, Rocky Taylor, Kinsey Marable and Annie Vanderwarker. Even the weather cooperated to make it a truly remarkable evening. Top Row: Nancy Wiley with co-event chair, Kinsey Marable, next, tables, chairs and style transformed the space into an epic gala. Second Row: David Perdue with Christina Markey, Anne Taylor with Keswick Life columnist Tony Vanderwarker, then Diane Manning with her sons Brad and Brian. Third Row: Brook Royster and Robbie Mascotte, the opposite, KHC Board Member Paul Manning with jt-MFH Will Coleman. Fourth Row: KHC Board Member Peter Taylor.
Founder's Day - Medals in Architecture, Law, and Citizen Leadership ADAPTED BY KESWICK LIFE
The University of Virginia and
subjects involving implicit or explicit marketsantitrust law, criminal law and procedure, and corporate law.
the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello will present their highest honors, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law, and Citizen Leadership during their joint Founder's Day activities.
Morgan Carrington "Cary" Fowler Jr., an
American agriculturalist and former executive director of the Crop Trust whose decades of work championing crop diversity and conservation included the creation of the Svalbard Global Seed Vault â€” the worldâ€™s largest collection of crop diversity, housing more than 930,000 distinct varieties.
The awards are presented jointly by UVA, which he founded in Charlottesville in 1819, and by the Foundation, the independent, nonprofit organization that owns and operates his home, Monticello. The 2018 recipients are:
Sir David Adjaye OBE,
a globally acclaimed architect and founder of Adjaye Associates renowned for his ingenious use of materials and sculptural designs, including the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Frank H. Easterbrook, a judge on the U.S. Court
of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and senior lecturer
of law at the University of Chicago Law School known for his expertise in antitrust law, criminal law and procedure, and other subjects involving implicit or explicit marketsantitrust law, criminal law and procedure, and other subjects involving implicit or explicit marketsantitrust law, criminal law and procedure, and other
The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals are the highest external honors bestowed by the University, which grants no honorary degrees. They recognize achievements of those who embrace endeavors in which Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third U.S. president, excelled and held in high regard.
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KESWICK ESTATE Located only 5 miles east of Charlottesville Keswick Estate offers the best building opportunities in the area. Adjoining the Keswick Hall and Golf Club with current renovations underway at the Hotel and and newly designed Pete Dye Golf Course, â€œFull Cryâ€?, the chance to build your own signature custom home awaits. Fulfill the dream and choose a homesite; golf views, water views or tranquil wooded views there is potential with myriad of options to select on homesite or house design. Contact Murdoch Matheson, exclusive Listing Agent for over 40 homesites in Keswick Estate, for maps and pricing.
LIFE, MAKE IT HAPPEN! Try Not To Take Offense
As a society, we take offense more often
than we once did. One of the few advantages I have discovered from being old is that you notice important stuff like this. Not to say that you can do much about it other than taking note. I don’t know why we are all so thin-skinned, but it seems easier these days to be mad, injured, misunderstood or downright pissed than to talk. Maybe the multiplicity of personal breaches correlates to the impersonal nature of texting or social media. Heck, I have friends on Facebook I wouldn't know if I drove over them. From my perspective, chatting via text, if you can call it that, is a set up for misunderstanding. With the nuance of body language absent, how do you know what someone means? Unspoken clues in a conversation can make a huge difference in understanding and can help to avoid hurt feelings. When I hold our collected foibles up for scrutiny in this column, it may feel as if I am pointing my wizened finger at offenders in judgment as I stand above the fray. For a refreshing change, today I am tearing a page from my own sordid playbook for my object lesson du mois. Prior to a recent book event, the shop's proprietor emailed me the following: "In reading the book, I noticed that the black character is written in a dialect. I want to ask if you would not read that section as part of your book talk. If we had black members of the audience, I am
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concerned that they would feel uncomfortable in the shop. I think the conversation about whites writing black dialect has changed a lot in the past few years. Please read from another section." At first, I must admit the missive put me off, one might even say offended me. Ashamed as I am to admit, I found myself verging on shooting the messenger. Forgive this next mixed metaphor, I applied the brakes only moments before I could brush my hands together smug in my own offended sensibilities. A small voice at the back of my mind shouted, "Why?" Why, indeed. My host could not have been more within the bounds of propriety to ask me not to offend the shop's clientele. Not ready to let go of my indignation, however, my next move was to go to The Oracle (Google). I typed in the question how, indeed, had the conversation changed over the years in regards to whites writing black dialect and waited to see the changes. Again the wee voice shrieked, "Why?" Was I waiting for the Oracle to speak because I wanted the answer? Of course not! My mind, once offended, did not plan to stop until a meal was served in the form of some sort of crow and consumed by the other party involved. My overwrought reaction was to a perceived reprimand. I was asked not to make a customer uncomfortable. Well, (hear the outrage with hand squarely
on hips) no well-brought up Southerner would dream of making anyone feel uncomfortable. I embarrass myself at times at how deluded I can be. Once I scraped away all of my knee-jerk needs to exact revenge, I had to appreciate the deluge of irony. When I stopped reacting and feeding my bruised ego, I realized if I didn't want to offend anyone in the bookstore, I would not be able to read a word from my latest novel, or any of my novels for that matter. Everything I write about is designed to offend—alcoholism, drug addiction, family dysfunction, racism, rape, sexual abuse, incest, just to fit on a few, all taboo subjects. The great preponderance of readers would find something offensive in my subject matter. So why do I, a self proclaimed good little southern girl, choose such inflammatory subjects you might ask? To start a conversation, about taboo, about how easy it is to take offense and how difficult it is to move beyond a perceived attack. I stand before you hoisted on my own petard, writing about offensive things and getting caught up in peevish details. What a gift! Taking offense is a choice. One we all tend to forget and in the process give our power away. These days, folks, me included choose injury over a conversation. Using their pet peeves, region, political ideology, patterns of speech, education, you name it as a barrier to honest discourse. We aren't meant to agree. What would be
the point of different points of view? Communication is the exchanging of thoughts and ideas not browbeating someone into agreement. I don't know if we have dumbed down because of the ways we relate or we are just lazy? Could our sensitivity be predicated on the need to be right? Could it be that we are too invested in our own worldview and aren't interested in anyone changing it? To protect ourselves, we retreat to hurt feelings and taking offense. Hubs suggested people are frightened of a more than usual uncertain future. Spoiler alert: the future, no matter the times, is uncertain. That’s a fact of life. I admit I don’t know why we are so prone to put up our metaphorical dukes, however I know for a fact it isn’t helping any of us. Since I’m no better at jumping to the offensive than anyone else, I can’t offer any pearls of wisdom other than just stop it. Treat the need to defend and entrench like any bad habit. The first and hardest step is to notice it. From there you can enlist all your usual habit breaking aides including laughing at yourself. Taking yourself too seriously is a dangerously slippery incline leading straight to being offended. So quit it! Learn to laugh at yourselves. Honestly, it can’t help but improve your life. Chances are you are every bit as ridiculous as I am.
Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossings
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. March 4, 2018 – May 28, 2018 For more than forty years, Sally Mann (b. 1951, Lexington, Virginia) has made experimental, elegiac, and hauntingly beautiful photographs that span a broad body of work including portraits, still lifes, and landscapes. Sally Mann: A Thousand Crossingsexplores how her
relationship with the South has shaped her work. Some 125 photographs, many of which have not been exhibited or published previously, offer both a sweeping overview of Mann’s artistic achievement and a focused exploration on the continuing influence of the South on her work. Mann’s powerful and provocative work is organized into five sections: family, landscape, battlefields, legacy, and mortality. The exhibition is accompanied by a fully illustrated catalog with essays that explore the development of Mann’s art; her family photographs; contemporary representations of the black body; the landscape as repository of cultural and personal memory; and Mann’s debt to 19th-century photographers and techniques.
Lexicon of Landscapes by Michelle Gagliano
at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business February 28, 2018 July 15, 2018 Opening reception will be
hibit will be viewable from 9AM-4:30PM, Mondays-Fridays Gagliano drew inspiration for this set of work from British author Robert Macfarlane’s book Landmarks, which celebrates the language of the landscape. As a resident the beautiful Virginia countryside, Gagliano works in solidarity with Macfarlane's mission to preserve all of landscape’s rich descriptive botanical terms and local vernacular.
February 28 from 4PM-8PM. Light refreshments will be served. Come meet the artist. Children welcome. RSVP Sponsored generously by the Darden Art Committee and the Batten Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation The exhibit will be held at the Darden School of Business in three locations: the Alumni Lounge, the Darden Art Gallery, & the Batten Institute Suite #209 The ex-
Gagliano’s abstract paintings have long been reflective of the environment in which they are created. In Lexicon of Landscapes, she has created a unique exhibit that seeks to explore, exploit, and execute an awareness of the vocabulary of place. Her work visually preserves the descriptive words of nature, enchanting and embedding our consciousness with this sensibility.
Addressed and Assessed ADDRESSED President Teresa A. Sullivan will deliver the commencement address at the University of Virginia's 189thFinal Exercises on May 19 and 20. Sullivan will speak on the Lawn both days following the traditional academic procession, which begins at 10 a.m. In 2015, UVA began dividing graduation ceremonies over two days, a change spurred in part by growing student enrollment. Students from the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences will graduate on May 19. Students from all other schools and the Data Science Institute will participate on May 20. Valediction, which features presentation of the class gift and university and class awards, is scheduled for May 18. Its speaker has not yet been announced. “The Final Exercises ceremonies are joyful occasions, and participating with our graduates and their families is one of the greatest pleasures of being president,” Sullivan said. “I’m honored to be the commencement speaker for this year’s ceremonies, and I look forward to celebrating this significant moment in our students’ lives in May.” As president, Sullivan already fulfills an important role in Final Exercises. For students wearing caps and gowns, it might be the most significant role: The president officially confers degrees to graduating students as part of the formal program for Final Exercises. This year’s ceremonies will mark the last Final Exercises with Sullivan serving as president. Sullivan, who took office in 2010 as the first female president and the eighth overall president of UVA, plans to step down this summer. She will be succeeded by James E. Ryan, a School of Law graduate and former faculty member who currently serves as dean of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. The Board of Visitors announced Ryan’s appointment in September. The opportunity to deliver the commencement address reflects a tradition at UVA for outgoing presidents. In 2010, then-President John T. Casteen III was the graduation speaker as he neared conclusion of a 20-year tenure as president. In 1990, outgoing President Robert M. O’Neil delivered the graduation address. Other University presidents delivering Final Exercises addresses as their tenures concluded were Frank L. Hereford Jr. in 1985, Edgar F. Shannon Jr. in 1974, and Colgate W. Darden in 1959. In her time here, Sullivan has broad-
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ened the diversity of the student population, implemented a new strategic plan, grown UVA’s research portfolio, prioritized efforts to address generational turnover among faculty, and guided the successful conclusion of a $3 billion capital campaign. She has championed safety and quality as hallmarks of patient care at the UVA Health System. As the University neared its bicentennial, Sullivan launched the President’s Commission on Slavery and the University to explore and report on UVA’s historical relationship with slavery. That effort has significantly increased the University’s understanding of the legacy of slavery, with research and instruction ongoing. It also led to the recommendation to establish a Memorial to Enslaved Laborers, which will be constructed on Grounds east of Brooks Hall across from The Corner. The Board of Visitors approved the memorial design in June. Sullivan also led preparations for the University’s bicentennial celebration, which began in October. In anticipation of its 200th anniversary, the University re-opened its centerpiece Rotunda in 2016 after a two-year, $58 million renovation that included significant repairs and upgrades to the interior, exterior and landscaping. The project expanded classroom space in the building, and included installation of new marble capitals above the Rotunda’s famous columns, as well as a new dome and oculus. President Sullivan is a scholar in labor force demography and the author or coauthor of six books and many scholarly articles. She is a graduate of Michigan State University’s James Madison College, and earned her doctoral degree in sociology from the University of Chicago. She came to UVA from the University of Michigan, where she had served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. Prior to that, she was executive vice chancellor for academic affairs for the University of Texas System and a faculty member at the University of Texas at Austin. She is married to Douglas Laycock, the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at UVA. They have two adult sons.
Albemarle County is mailing 2018 Change of Assessment notices to taxpayers today, January 26, 2018, reflecting changes in property values resulting from the County's recently completed annual reassessment. The notices contain the new 2018 assessed values along-
side the 2017 and 2016 values. They also provide the estimated new tax levy and compare that new tax levy to the two previous years. We calculated the proposed tax levy by using the 2018 assessed value and the 2017 tax rate. The Board of Supervisors will set the 2018 tax rate at a later date; therefore the actual tax levy for 2018 may differ from this notice. Please direct any questions regarding the new assessment notice to the Office of the County Assessor. The 2018 assessment changes are generally due to increases in the real estate market; however individual value changes can vary greatly from the average change for the County even within the same property type and neighborhood. The Assessor’s office completed detailed reviews of thousands of properties and many required updating of information in their assessment records and resulted, in some cases, in large increases to assessments. Furthermore, a reorganization of properties in the rural areas has improved the ability of the Assessor’s Office to value rural properties and supported an increase in land assessments for some portions of the rural areas. The change in the County's total "Taxable Value" tax base has increased by 2.2% over the 2017 year-end base. Overall taxable assessment changes by property type are: • Urban Residential (County Water & Sewer): +2.50% • Residential up to 20 acres: +3.20% • Rural (20 to 99.99 acres): +0.20% • Rural (100 acres and over): 0.00% • Commercial Properties: +1.40% • Multi-Family: +0.80% The above results by property class are average overall increases, but individual properties within each class may vary greatly from those amounts. The reassessment figures reflect the values of existing properties and do not include the value of new construction. New construction is estimated to be valued at $250,000,000 for the assessment period and includes new parcels created through a subdivision. Virginia by Statute requires localities to assess property at 100% of fair market value, based on an objective analysis of the property's fair market value, independent of any influence on the part of the County or the County Board of Supervisors. The average annual reassessment changes for each magisterial district are as follows: • Rio: +1.00% • Jack Jouett: +2.50%
• Rivanna: +2.90% • Samuel Miller: +2.50% • Scottsville: +2.50% • Town of Scottsville: -2.30% • White Hall: +2.10% The first half real estate tax bills, based on the new assessments, will be mailed in late April 2018. County officials recommend that anyone who would like more information, or who wishes a review of their assessment, contact the Office of the County Assessor at (434) 296-5856. You can find real estate assessment information on the County's Website,www. albemarle.org, under Online Services, GIS-Web. Information includes property descriptions, maps, and sales information. The Assessor's Office provides computers that can be used by the public during normal business hours. There is a process in place to appeal disputed assessments. As a first step, taxpayers are encouraged to contact the Assessor's Office to ensure the correctness of County records and to receive an explanation of the basis of their property's valuation. If visiting the Assessor's Office, we highly recommend that citizens make an appointment to ensure that the appropriate staff member, who can best explain the valuation of their specific property, is available. If a taxpayer desires to request an official internal review, they can submit a 2018 Administrative Review form, located on the County website, on the County Assessor page. This form can also be mailed, emailed or faxed upon request. The deadline to return this form to request an internal review by the Assessor's office is February 28, 2018. If a property owner does not receive satisfaction with this step, they can request an appeal by the Board of Equalization (BOE) whose members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors. The BOE is made up of Albemarle County citizens who have completed training by the Virginia Department of Taxation. All appeals to the Board of Equalization must be filed by March 30, 2018, or within 30 days of the date of the response letter for a previously requested 2018 Administrative Review. The Assessor's Office will accept applications for qualifying properties to enter the Land Use Tax Deferral Program, with the $15 (minimum) application fee, through March 2, 2018. A new application for each parcel is required to enroll in the program. Documentation of a five-year history of the qualifying use must be provided to qualify. A new application is not needed if a property is currently under the land use assessment program.
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inside look at the U.S. heacare system. The ER at MJ. When I walked in, everything was going as fast as glue going uphill, “Sit down over there and fill out this form and bring it to me when you’re finished,” the nurse says. Hurry up and wait time. Whole waiting room is coughing. I’m thinking, “I’ll get the flu before I get seen.” Five minutes later I was sitting in a chair having an EKG. Before I knew it, the place went into warp speed. A team suddenly appeared out of nowhere, pushing me into a wheelchair, rushing me into a room crowded with blinking lights. They stripped off my shirt and put on one of those gowns that puts your butt on parade, slapped gizmos on my chest, stuck in an IV, everyone looking grim like I was going to say Sayonara right there. And they had an appointed angel, a Florence Nightingale trained in crisis management, “It’s okay, sweetheart,” she cooed to me, “don’t be concerned about all this rushing around, we just want to make sure you’re okay.” I felt like saying, “Who are you kidding? You guys are outdoing E.R., they could take lessons from you.” But of course, you say nothing First, they treat you like you’re a goner, then when they’ve got you all wired up, wheel you into a room and park you for four hours while they usher in a bunch of docs. My primary care doc, one of my cardiologist’s colleagues and finally, my cardiologist. All the while, this infernal beeping is going on from the various machines they’ve got me hooked up to. And outside in the ER corridor, EMTs from Louisa and Orange are parading back and forth pushing poor saps on gurneys. My cardiologist tells me, “I’m glad you came in, it’s time for the pacemaker. We’re scheduled for 7:30 tomorrow
BY TONY VANDERWARKER morning.” In the meantime, I discover I’m going to spend the night cooped up in this tiny room in the ER. “We’re full up with flu cases so we don’t have a bed available for you,” a nurse explains. “But I can get you some food if you like. Up until midnight you can have anything you want.” I’m tempted to say, “A double martini straight up with two olives,” but I know I’d be wasting my breath. “No thanks,” I say, “I don’t have much of an appetite.” “Suit yourself, just press the red button if you change your mind.” I check my watch, 5:30. I’ve been in ER going on five hours now. Only fourteen more to go until the “procedure”. In hospitals, they don’t call anything by their real name. An operation is a “procedure.” One thing I’m not good at is waiting. I complain to my wife when she visits, “I can’t believe I’m going to be locked up in this hellhole for half a damn day. I tell you, this is worse than a third-world hospital. I can’t sleep with all this beeping going on and the traffic going by outside is like being parked in the pull off lane on 64.” “Let me see if I can get you something to help you sleep.” She comes back with holding a capsule up between her fingers. “This should do the trick, I had to pull some strings to get it,” she tells me. “It’s an Ambien, you should sleep like a baby.” When she leaves, I take the Ambien. Big mistake—no one told me Ambien is a psychedelic. I have nightmares about
sliding naked down the gray hull of a sinking battleship toward the thirty-foot high waves, but I never get to them, just keep sliding, first this way, and then that. It is horrible. Thankfully, I wake up and the sliding stops. I check my watch, it’s 4:30. Good-only three hours to go. Unfortunately, my ass has gone to sleep and I’m so wired up, I can’t move. By squinching around, I manage to shift the weight to my left cheek. Then to the right. Some relief but the beepings still there and the EMTs keep rushing by. Out in the ER, I notice that no one seems to pay attention to the fact that it’s 4:30 in the morning. In the ER, I realize, the sun doesn’t go up or go down. It’s like living in the Arctic Circle. Finally, I get a reprieve. A nurse comes in and announces, “We’re going to take you up to prep.” Jailbreak! I finally get to escape from my prison. Who ever thought I’d be looking forward to my “procedure”? But I am. I delight in the new environments as she navigates my gurney down corridors, into elevators, more corridors, finally stopping in an open area with a couple of blue-gowned nurses standing around. As they begin scrubbing me down, my cardiologist shows up. “How’d you sleep?” “I never got out of ER—so not well, thanks.”
He sounds like he’s memorized them in medical school, ticking through them, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. They are so grim I’m tempted to say, “Okay, you talked me out of this. I’m going home.” But I’ve gotten this far, so what the hell? He finishes up by stating, “But that only happens in 1% of the cases.” Why didn’t he start by saying that? I’m wondering. From there on in, it was easy going. Didn’t feel a thing during the procedure, incision stung a bit but nothing I couldn’t deal with. And the best part? I got an actual room to recuperate in—bathroom, view of the surroundings, big screen TV, room service. Only problem was, I had to stay there for another night. They promised me I’d be discharged by 9:30. One of my primary care docs showed up, the cardiologist—everyone said I was good to go. Except it never happened. 9:30 came and went, then 10, then 10:30, then 11. I decided it was easier to get out of a state prison than a hospital. When my wife showed up, I put her on her meanest setting and let her loose on the hospital staff. Finally, at 11:45 I escaped. Free--free at last! By the way, here’s a gratuitous piece of advice. Try to avoid going to MJ during flu season. Other times, the place is a four-star hotel, but when flu time rolls around, stifle your symptoms if you can and give the place a wide berth.
“Oh dear,” he says. “Okay, let me explain what we’re going to do.” He takes me through the procedure then says, “I’ve got to tell you the things that can go wrong.”
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WHAT'S COOKING Open Face Chicken Sandwich served on Brioche Bread w/Sweet Onion Jam BY SAM JOHNSON
Ingredients: 1 Loaf of Brioche Bread 1 Pound Chicken Breast (Grilled & Sliced) 4 Sweet Onions
onion jam mixture, bacon and Swiss cheese. Place on a broiler pan. Broil 4-6 inches from the heat for 3-4 minutes or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings. Once sandwiches come from oven, top with arugula salad- dressed with Dijon mustard, lemon juice, and salt & pepper.
1 Pound of bacon 1 Container of Arugula 2 cups of Mayo 1tbs of Dijon mustard Instructions: Cut up onions and sauté with olive oil salt and pepper until golden brown. As onions are cooking add ½ Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and ½ Cup of Sugar. Continue to cook until most liquid is cooked out of onions.
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Cut bread into eight 1-in. slices and toast slices. Meanwhile, Cut up onions and sauté with olive oil salt and pepper until golden brown. As onions are cooking add ½ Cup of Apple Cider Vinegar and ½ Cup of Sugar. Continue to cook until most liquid is cooked out of onions. While onions are cooking, fry bacon until crispy. In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, Dijon mustard and pepper; mix well. Spread Dijon mixture over each bread slice. Top with chicken,
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Three for a Warm Fire BY SUZANNE NASH
If you have never been on a reading re-
treat…I highly recommend it! I am lucky enough to have a few wonderful friends who gather each year for a weekend of quiet reading…ok maybe not quite so quiet! We also drink and eat and laugh and share our favorite books with each other in a beautiful estate near Gordonsville. I shared these latest finds with them and I am sure in the next few months I will share some of their favorites… Enchantress of Numbers: A Novel of Ada Lovelace by Jennifer Chiaverini, introduced me to a historical figure I knew very little about, the daughter of Lord Byron. I adore the poetry of Lord Byron and always saw him as a romantic figure who associated with his little gang of creative artists, but I knew very little about his wife, Lady Annabella Byron. Born Anne Isabella Milbanke, Annabelle was a very no-nonsense woman who was a gifted mathematician. She was, at first, captivated by George Gordon Byron, then appalled by him. After marriage she comes to discover the mercurial nature of her husband and begins to suspect the unnatural relationship he has with his half-sister, Augusta Marie. This novel follows the path of Ada, her and Byron’s daughter, who faces the burden of fame from the moment she is born.
She is whisked away from her father so that Annabella can try and shape her daughter’s future without the influence of Lord Byron’s unbalanced way of life. She refuses to let Ada succumb to anything that seems driven by her imagination and her days are heavy with mathematics and practical applications. Ada becomes a very studious young woman who thrives, yet whose imagination still finds an outlet through mathematics via the friendship with Charles Babbage who invented the Difference Engine, the very first programmed computing machine. I was fascinated by this largely unknown pioneer of technology and loved the way Chiaverini presented Ada, as well as her mother. It has made me want to explore this area of history a bit more. I took a flight with a layover in Iceland recently and that led me to pick up an Icelandic writer named Yrsa Sigurdardottier. I am really glad I am writing this name and not having to say it out loud as I would surely butcher it. If you don’t mind reading names you can’t pronounce then I highly recommend her latest book, The Legacy. Apparently Yrsa is the “Queen of Icelandic thriller writers” and I can see why. She develops a detective, Detective Huldar, who is grasping at straws as he tries to figure out a baffling
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murder of a mother and wife who seems to have no enemies. A list of numbers, which no one understands, is left at the scene. When the victim’s child is found hiding under the bed, child psychologist Freyja must help the police learn what they can from the only witness. I really enjoy Swedish and Norwegian writers and so I was curious to see if the Icelandic thriller might have a similar feel….a bit of darkness that seems ever present. It has a slight Nordic feel, but I think the fact that Iceland has the lowest violent crime rate in all of the world keeps the atmosphere a bit lighter. A violent murder is not a normal, everyday occurrence and so the scrutiny of the police is very intense. I will be reading more from this author in the near future and booking a flight for a crime free vacation! Sing Unburied Sing is a new novel from Jesmyn Ward, winner of the 2011 National Book Award for Salvage the Bones. I just have to rave a little about the voices in this novel. The rhym and cadence of the dialogue pulled me in from the beginning. Language inflections for regional speech can be tricky…it can pull you in or push you away with its differences. I was hooked from page one. That said, if you do not immediately succumb to the cadence please try and hold on for a few
chapters until you fall into the patterns… it is worth it! The past and present flow together in this book as ghosts and the living walk freely through these pages. The injustice and inequality of races is clearly front and center in this book as it is set in Mississippi and is told from the view points of a mixed race child, Jojo, his African-American mother, Leonie, and an African American ghost child who was killed escaping from Parchman prison. History is filled with the unburied dead, those who never rest with the injustice of the world and part of this novel looks at how we put to rest the past and set those spirits free. It is beautiful and lyrical and moving and it’s a novel I will return to because it is one that deserves more than one reading. From Pops and his pain to Mam, who always has one foot in the realm of spirit, each character spoke to me. A good writer can take even the most unlikely of characters, one with all of the qualities you most dislike and somehow make you empathize and love them. Fall in love with all of these wonderful creations as you dance between the realms of past and present, physical and spirit. Have a great rest of your month and keep turning those pages!
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a 47-foot ketch, provided that they would let him observe the construction (so he would know the boat’s bones intimately). While in Valparaiso he undertook to learn sailing techniques and both GPS and celestial navigation, to prepare for the voyage. After leaving the port, heading west, they did not see land for over thirty days (which would have scared the bejesus out of me), but made it safely through the south sea islands and, after sailing for a year, to Australia. Her father, something of an adventurer himself, had funded the salvaging of a Dutch ship that had sunk near Indonesia in the 18th Century - loaded with the finest European china and porcelains. The Indonesia government had seized the cargo, claiming that it belonged to them. The father had fought the claim for a more than a year, but had finally given up, believing that the government would never acquiesce to an Australian. Jose said that he would like to give it a try, since he looked a lot like an Indonesian, and the authorities might not have formed any negative opinions about Chileans. It worked. After spending many months negotiating in Jakarta, and greasing the skids with some money, he gained possession of the cargo. The whole story seemed far-fetched to me, but then Jose produced the impressive catalogue from a major German auction house that sold the enormous collection – explaining its recovery and estimating the value at $2-3 million euros.
Virginia streams in the winter, just because the temperature has reached the 50s, and a few trout might have awakened from their stupors, doesn’t cut it for me. I need to go south, way south, to find summer. There are really only three practical choices for a trout fisherman Argentina, Chile and New Zealand. Two others, Australia and South Africa, offer some good opportunities but I would not go there only for the fishing. Those into exotica, or just in an argumentative mood, might suggest the mountainous areas of Sri Lanka, Costa Rica or Kenya, but travelling to those remote destinations just for the opportunity to fish one or two streams, mostly for small trout in a managed environment, has little appeal to me. Of the principal destinations, Argentina and Chile are closest, though both require traveling over twenty hours, and probably spending two nights on route, before the fishing begins. Fortunately, all connections to the fishing regions in each country go through Buenos Aires or Santiago – two exciting cities that can entertain a traveler for a few days or more. My first solitary trip to Chile came as a result of hanging out in a saloon (always a productive activity) in Idaho, while on a fishing trip. A late-night conversation with another angler led to the inevitable question, “where have you fished”, and he hooked me with a description of a lodge called El Saltamontes, on the Nirehuau River in southern Chile, where brown trout gorge themselves on grasshoppers (saltamontes), throughout the late summer. For many trout anglers, using hopper imitations is the ultimate flyfishing enjoyment, because the natural insects often move quickly after falling on the water, causing the trout to attack them aggressively on the surface, lest they escape. I count myself among those anglers, so I booked a week at the Lodge for the following February. Chile is one of the most topographically diverse countries in the world. From north to south it extends nearly 2,700 miles, farther than any other country. It is very narrow, averaging slightly over 100 miles wide. There is no road through the lower 700 miles or so, and I would guess that the people in the far north know almost nothing about those in the far south, and vice-versa. Kind of like inside and outside the Washington Beltway. The Andes Mountains run the entire length of Chile, separating it from Bolivia in the far north, then Argentina for the southern 2,200 miles. In the north, the Atacama Desert, which stretches for 500 miles, is the driest place on earth, with some sections having never recorded rainfall. Yet,
Ojos del Salado, at 22,615 feet, the Atacama’s (and Chile’s) highest peak and the world’s highest active volcano, typically has snow on its summit for much of the year. Chile’s south (the bottom 1,000 miles or so) is a land of spectacular mountains, fiords, glaciers, volcanos, lakes and rivers – one of the most beautiful regions of the world to fly over or travel through. Punta Arenas, the southernmost Chilean city on the Straits of Magellan, can be reached only by flying or by driving for over 24 hours southeast from the southern end of the North-South road, into Argentina, then back to the west, with much of it on primitive roads. In central and southern Chile, easterly winds blow moisture off the Pacific, which gets blocked by the Andes, and falls in torrents, often overflowing the rivers that run from the west slope of the mountains the short distance back to the Pacific. While the Argentine side of the Andes is quite dry in the summer, much of it being high desert, the central Chilean side has large rain forests and verdant agricultural land, producing fruits and vegetables that are exported in large quantities to the Northern Hemisphere in our winter. Chile has the second largest aquaculture industry in the world, and is also a major producer and exporter of wine, though the average Chilean prefers beer to wine. The 17.5 million Chileans eat a great deal of fish and poultry, unlike their Argentine neighbors who strongly favor red meats. Chile has a vibrant democratic government and a thriving economy. Its GDP per capita is the highest of any country south of the U.S. It is a safe place, with crime rates lower than ours. I have driven through much of the central part of Chile – roads are typically well maintained,
and Chilean drivers tend to be cautious and courteous. But back to the fishing. I arrived at El Saltamontes Lodge, situated on a working estancia (ranch), after a full day’s trip across the Andes from Argentina to Puerto Montt in the central Lake District, then a 2-hour flight to Coyhaique in southern Chile, followed by a long drive on dirt roads, to find that the Nirehuau River was in flood - running dark brown and way over its banks, right up to the edge of my cabin. My guide said that it would not be fishable for at least two weeks, and that other rivers in the area had the same problem. The only option was fishing in some small ponds. I was the only guest at the Lodge as they had been able to contact everyone else to tell them not to come. Unfortunately, I had been fishing the previous week in Argentina without internet access. The Lodge owners, Jose and Erica Gorroño, suggested that I try the ponds and if I didn’t like them, then fly back north to Puerto Montt, where the rivers might be in better condition. Although the fishing was disappointing, I enjoyed the evenings in the lovely Lodge and particularly meeting the Gorroños and hearing their beguiling stories. Erica was an Australian, who had met Jose while backpacking through Chile, married him and moved with him to the estancia. Jose was a mechanical engineer and, like Erica, a serious adventurer.
Jose’s next story was even more intriguing. Some years ago, he noted that alpacas were becoming very popular, and valuable, in the U.S. In fact, they had become something of a ‘collectible”, since they came in many color variations, some of which sold for a great deal of money. So, he sold his cattle, and travelled to northern Chile and Bolivia, where alpacas are native, and selectively bought the finest specimens that he could find, transporting them over 1,500 miles south to his estancia. His current herd was about 250, which I observed first-hand in the pastures on the estancia. His plan was to charter a large cargo plane, and fly about 200 alpacas to the U.S. (he estimated the initial value at well over $1 million), where he would breed and sell the animals.
Some years earlier, the Gorroños had decided to take two years off and travel to Australia to visit Erica’s parents, with their two children. Jose decided to do it by sail boat even though he had never sailed before. So, he hired a firm in Valparaiso, Chile’s largest seaport, to build
His alpaca plan seemed both ambitious and risky, but then it turned bizarre. He said that vicuñas, a close genetic relative of the alpaca, were extraordinarily valuable in the U.S., because of their fine wool which can be shorn only every third year, but even more so because of their extreme rarity. He claimed that if he had a pure vicuña to the U.S., it could be sold for $500,000. The only thing I knew about vicuñas was that Sherman Adams,
President Eisenhower’s chief of staff, fa- tes, with my son Tom. The Nirehuau was lodge in such a spot, and to manage the the surface, while I obstinately fished on mously had to resign because he accept- in good shape, but the weather was typi- construction, was a huge challenge. But, the surface with a large dry fly. In the first ed a gift for his wife of a vicuña coat, so cal Chilean – rain every day. I had recent- the intrepid Jose was up to the task. The hour, I hooked nothing, but Scott caught it must have been valuable at that time. ly broken my collarbone on my casting Lodge opened a year later. two large fish. My envy triumphed over But $500,000? Anyway, it didn’t seem to side in a skiing accident, so I fished with I asked Jose about his Alpaca projects. He my devotion to dry flies, so I also tied on matter, because it was illegal to remove my arm in a sling. Oddly, it improved did fly a herd of over 200 to the U.S., and a streamer. What a day! We hooked about a vicuña from Chile or any of the other my casting, as it forced me to keep my they were ensconced on a rented farm 25 exceptional trout, landing around countries where they lived, and it was elbow close to my side, and to use short- inFeaturing the Catskill Mountain region of New two-thirdsfrom of them. four costumes and accessories theThe hitthree PBSorseries also illegal to import a vicuña into the er strokes, which are good techniques York. He was having problems with the largest weighed 12-15 pounds, by far the at the Virginia Historical Society U.S. But Jose had the solution. He funded for trout fishing. Despite the persistent farm manager, who he had discovered biggest that either of us had ever caught. a project at the biology department of rain, we had good fishing. The only dis- was selling and breeding some of Jose’s The guide said that they fed on the prothe National University to determine if a appointment was that the fish caught in animals privately and keeping the pro- fuse quantities of shrimp and scuds that hehad Virginia to announce that Altria vicuña embryo could be implanted in a the river were not large on Chilean stan- ceeds. He hired aHistorical New YorkSociety lawyeris pleased lived in the lake. He said that thereGroup was a has female alpaca, and delivered live by the dards, mostly 12’-18”, but catching them to breakagreed the management and second small“Dressing lake that was a challenging to sponsorcontract, the VHS’s newest exhibit, Downton: Changing surrogate after the appropriate gestation on hoppers was exciting. We did catch a was disappointed at Changing how slowlyTimes.” and ex- 2 or 3-hour ride on horseback high up in Fashion for period. The biologists had determined few better fish that resided in small, quiet pensively the legal process ground along the mountains, that had produced even that it was possible. So, Jose’s plan was backwaters off of the main river, the larg- in the U.S. I told him that I was shocked! larger trout, exceeding 20 pounds. The Thevicuña nationally touring exhibit willprorun from to have vicuña embryos implanted in est one being one of about four pounds The embryo project had not fact October that these2015 werethrough the sameJanuary strain of2016 fish and several of the female alpacas that he was that Tom caught. It was an unusually duced live offspring, but he wascreated anx- changing that lived exhibition in the river where, in will beashown in the VHS’s newly space, oneatofleast the project sending to the U.S. If they delivered suc- dark color, and when, Adam, our Canadi- ious to try it again. our experience, they rarely grew to even goals of its $38-million “Story of Virginia Campaign.” cessfully, he would be in the clover be- an guide, saw the fish, he exclaimed “My three pounds, demonstrates the power of cause there was no law against remov- god, you’ve hooked Albert”. It was dis- I haven’t returned to El Saltamontes, but diet and water conditions in influencing A great community is full of inspiration. Innisfree takes special care to create exhibition from the popular PBS ing a vicuña embryo from Chile, nor was appointing to realize that, even in such a a The few years later I consists was backof in 35 thecostumes Coy- theand size accessories of fish. a therapeutic work environment for its coworkers that builds a strong sense of MASTERPIECE Classic program. Visitors will be able to explore the lives of Downton’s there a law prohibiting the importing of remote spot, we were catching a fish that haique region to fish for brown trout at community and enhances each person’s unique skills. When Innisfree needed a vicuña embryo into the U.S., and vicu- was well-known to local authorities. the remote and enormousand (350,000 southern fishingWar areaI of Chile is rugaristocratic inhabitants their acres) servantsThe during the World period. more space additional CACF helped expand the weaving studio. ñas produced in thefor U.S. could weavers, be legally Estancia des Los Rios, in the mountains ged country. Coyhaique, with a populaNow, coworkers, likeingenious Mark, who have thatLodge can transform spools of yarn on intomy sec- near the Argentine border – 400 miles tion of about 50,000, and Puerto Aisen sold there. The plan was and,skills The was full of guests “Altria has a long history of support for the arts,” said Jack Nelson, Executive Vice though complicated, seemed ond trip, and thecan food and wine were great, by private plane from Puerto Montt. My with about 17,000, are the only cities in beautiful placemats, canpromising. enjoy working with friends share their carefully President and Chief Technology Officer, Altria Group, and Board Vice Chairman, I spent two daysproducts at the Lodge. in Ourand the conversation crafted with our Talking community. passion is to support theenjoyable, community.as it usu- friend Scott and I fished the river in the the region. Otherwise, there are but a Virginiaand Historical Society. we arehandful pleasedofto tiny support the Virginia the evening to Jose and Erica was fasci- ally is atKeswickLife fishing lodges. Jose was there Estancia its tributaries for “And five days. villages along theHistorical 5002018_Layout 1 12/28/17 10:54 AM Page 1 nating. But fishing the small ponds was only briefly, as he was busy working on The riveraswas beautiful and the fishing mile stretch of road running Society it brings traveling exhibitions like ‘Dressing Downton’ tonorth-south, our hometown. not enjoyable, so I left. Erica generously another ambitious project – creating his enjoyable, but we disappointed most of which is unpaved, This exhibition willwere be a great draw for residents and visitors alike.”and connects offered me the opportunity to return dur- There’s newno Dragonfly Lodge ondo the Picacho Riv- that none of the fish that we caught ex- only on its north end to the rest of the end to what we can together. ing the next season for free. I flew north www.cacfonline.org er. The Picacho was virtually unfished, ceeded 17”. On one day our guide took main Chilean road via a long ferry ride. excited to have Altria Group thisofnationally touring exhibition about two hours to the Lake District, as it was inaccessible by road, requiring us“We to a are small lake which he said had been sponsor Its dozens wild rivers offer much for of Downton Abbey costumes,” said Paul and one CEOofofthe themost Virginia where I found excellent fishing, but that’s a challenging motor boat trip of several stocked about eight years earlier withLevengood, the angler,President but it is also another story. hours over a lake and river to reach the fish from the river. “There Fishingare from a boat, beautiful areas in the world for any tourHistorical Society. many real-life American connections to Downton Abbey, Lodge site. Transporting all of the mate- Scott followed the guide’s advice, using ist to visit. and this exhibition complements the VHS mission to bring our history to life. During The next year I returned to El Saltamon- rials required to build a top-of-the-line a streamer (minnow imitation) just below
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were spent at Keswick Hunt Club watching his daughters ride off to the hounds, and upon their return, engaging in all the merriment at the Club. Walt was a Renaissance man! Upon finishing UVa, he worked at Baskerville & Sons in Richmond, and afterwards for Henderson Heyward at Baker, Heyward & Lorenz of Charlottesville, both renown architectural firms. He specialized in historical design and restoration. This knowledge was applied to the restoration of Millside Farm on South River in Stanardsville, Virginia, an historic residence originally built in 1826. During his early years at Millside, he ran a large farm, raising turkeys and cattle. In the mid-1960's he accepted a job as an architect for the Bureau of Land Management in Washington, D.C. At that time the family enjoyed living in Middleburg, Virginia, engaged in horseback riding activities and spending weekends back at Millside Farm. While at the University of Virginia, he lived on the Range in Woodrow Wilson's room and later on the Lawn next to the Colonnade Club. Also at the University he met his beautiful wife, Theo, at his Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity house. Another piece of trivia, unbeknownst to Walt, his navigator on his fighter plane during World War II became his English professor at UVa. Needless to say, he passed with flying colors! Walt was larger than life to his wife, his children, his grandchildren and his many friends. He designed and built his daughter, Grenelle's house, in Charlottesville where many wonderful occasions were spent, parties were had, and Irish whiskeys consumed! No one told a story like Walt, and they were all true! He could entertain into the wee hours, and how we loved our family gatherings! Like all good times, we never wanted them to end. Walt was an avid fly fisherman and was among the best in
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