KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - July 2018
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Rain Swollen Rivers, Storm Drains, Shops and Low-Lying Lands Flooded also: bookworm, only in keswick, community, what's cooking, overheard and much more
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FRANKHARDY.COM 1345 HILLTOP RD - Sitting on an almost 1.5 acre corner lot on one of Charlottesville’s most distinguished streets, this 1937 home is believed to have been designed by Stanislaw Makielski, the first instructor of the new School of Architecture at the University. Just over 3,000sf, the home has wonderful flow throughout the main floor with floor to ceiling windows in almost every space. The recently updated kitchen features all stainless appliances. A fully finished basement has an updated bathroom with herringbone marble floors and glass shower, kitchenette, and 4th bedroom. Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228.
GREENFIELDS - 763-acre equestrian estate. Updated 1904 grand Classical Revival. 3 dependencies. Formal dining room and living room, and inviting kitchen. Master suite with separate his and her bathrooms and closets. Widow’s peak with 360 views. Barn with indoor arena, wash stalls, office, tack room, laundry, bathroom, outdoor hot walker, paddocks and riding ring. Large cattle and crop enterprise. MLS 578924. $6,295,000. Frank Hardy 434.981.0798.
ROUND HILL FARM - 21 acres in the heart of Keswick. Surrounded by picturesque landscaping, this elegant home features 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. Hand cut stone, double sided Toru Oba fireplace. Great room with 22-foot cathedral ceilings framed by natural ash beams and an antique wine barrel chandelier. Gourmet kitchen with Wolf stove, farm sink, tile backsplash and skylight. Rachael Lily designed grounds and Koi pond. There are 17 acres of horse-fenced pastures, a four-stall barn, with bathroom and kitchen. Nestled in this highly desirable area, and only 20 minutes to downtown Charlottesville. MLS 579090. $3,495,000. Rob Nelson 434.409.7443. Frank Hardy 434.981.0798. Katherine Leddington 646.593.0333.
1515 BROOK HILL LN - Stunning English Tudor on a 2 acre meticulously maintained lot. Features include grand beams, steeply pitched gable roofs, elaborate masonry, and brickwork. True one level living floor plan. Nearly every room of the house offers views of the park like property. Located in Farmington, close to UVA. MLS 578460. $1,950,000. Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228.
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One Mile Keswick Country Club • 7 Miles into Charlottesville Main House features: 6 Bedrooms • 9 Bathrooms • 6 Fireplaces • Large Master Suite w/Fireplace & Balcony Custom Kitchen w/Granite & Viking Appliances • Library w/Fireplace & WetBar • Media Room • Exercise Room Infinity Pool, Gazebo & HotTub • Unique 7-Stall Stable, Paddocks, Riding Ring & Trails • 2 Garages w/ 7 Bays Large Game Room • Two Private 1-Bedroom Apartments • Potting Room & GreenHouse • Large Pond Expansive Mountain Views • Custom Water Fountain • Gated Entrance Offered for $3,975,000 mls 575905 Contact Duke & Sharon Merrick for more information:
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Tony Vanderwarker, raised in New England, spent a couple years at Yale and then served two years in the Peace Corps where he got bitten both by tsetse flies and the writing bug. He went to film school at NYU and made documentaries and a full length film which didn’t sell so he decided to try shorter films and went into advertising. Fifteen years later, he had his own ad agency in Chicago where he did “Be Like Mike” for Gatorade. When his partners bought him out, Tony finally had a chance to write full time. It only took him fifteen more years to finally get a book published. “Who cares?” Tony says, “some writers hit paydirt fast, others take longer. I’m just glad my time has come.” visit www.tonyvanderwarker. com Mary Morony author of the novel Apron Strings is a Charlottesville native and long time resident of Keswick. Raising four children to adulthood and her unique perspective on life has given her lots of food for thought. She now lives on a farm in Orange County with her husband Ralph Morony, three dogs, two guineas and no cat. Check out Mary’s blog at www.marymorony.com. or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Walter J. Lee Patricia Lemon A.W. “Buster” Lewis Sandy Lilly Jessica Lohman Bettina Longaker Janine Malone Dudley McFarlane Donna R. Martin Melanie L. Mathewes G. Otis Mead, III Rob Mish Molly T. Moore Robin Moore Andrew Motion Winkie Motley Glenn Petty Cathette Plumer Celia RafalkoRivers, Storm Drains, Rain Swollen Joseph Samuels, Jr. Lands Flooded Shops andT.Low-Lying Donald Stewart, Jr. Rain-swollen ranSr. over roads and flooded lowHarry H.rivers Warner, lying land this Williams past month after nearly daily storms George dropped as much as 5 inches of rain per hour in some Jim Wolf
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The Virginia Horse Center Foundation provides a world-class facility hosting regional, national, and international CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Colin J. Dougherty equestrian events. We envision a unique, bucolic landmark to honor and celebrate the timeless, special bond between COLUMNISTS Tony Vanderwarker, Suzanne mankind and the horse through safe, fair and spirited equestrian competition.For more information about the Nash, Charles Thacher Virginia Horse Center call5404642950 or visit www.vahorsecenter.org These new directors are joining the following CONTRIBUTORS Sam Johnson (Cooking), Bill returning board member to comprise the 2018/19 Board. Anda (Scene), Annie Vanderwarker (Cover) PROOF READER Staff Assistant
8 ON THE COVER Heavy Rains
areas of Keswick and its environs.
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Flooding forced closures of roads, trails, golf courses and shops in downtown Gordonsville.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Colin J. Dougherty Published by a division of Keswick Life PHOTOGRAPHY Submissions thanks to Keswickians and Bill Anda for Keswick Scene
The National Weather Service warned of an additional rain and chances of thunderstorms and showers throughout the coming weeks.
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Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! What: UVA Football Saturday ,September 1
What: Sunday Service and Supper
Richmond Spiders Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA 6:00pm ET (ACCNExtra)
Where: Grace Episcopal Church, Cismont When: August 26th 5:30pm (Future dates October 7 and November 4)
Saturday, September 8
Indiana Hoosiers Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, IN 7:30pm ET (BTN)
A simpler and shorter service with Holy Communion; Volunteer musicians; A supper provided afterwards; All done by 7pm or families and anyone of any age who need a different service time or worship experience ithout dressingup. An RSVP would be helpful - ParishAdministrator@gracekeswick.org
Saturday ,September 15
Ohio Bobcats Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA 3:00pm ET (ACCNExtra)
or 293-3549 www.gracekeswick.org
Saturday, September 22
Louisville Cardinals Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA Time TBA - TV TBA
Saturday, September 29
NC State Wolfpack Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC Time TBA TV TBA
Saturday, October 13
Miami Hurricanes (HC) Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA Time TBA TV TBA
Saturday, October 20
Duke Blue Devils Wallace Wade Stadium, Durham, NC Time TBA TV TBA
What: Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party Where: Fairfield View Dairy Farm, Somerset, VA 22972 When: September 7,8 ; 9- 8am-Dusk The Somerset Steam & Gas Engine Association hosts it’s annual Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party. The Pasture Party will display exhibits of steam boilers and engines, gas engines, tractors, antique and classic cars. The Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party is a non profit show. Although there is a gate donation requested, proceeds, after show expenses are paid, are split between local charitable organizations, Volunteer Fire Companies, Rescue Squads, Scholarships and charitable work within the surrounding communities. Local businesses contribute innumerably to the support of the Pasture Party from free transportation, to logs for sawmill, to everything in between. We thank them and request that you show your appreciation by supporting our local businesses.For Additional Information: (540) 672-3429 Website: http://www.somersetsteamandgas.org
What: Meet the Players
Saturday, October 27
Where: Greenhill Winery & Vineyards When: Thursday, September 6th - 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Friday, Nov.ember 2
Join us in welcoming the 2018 Polo Classic players to Middleburg! Greenhill Winery & Vineyards will host a “Meet the Players” event on Thursday, September 6 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. - Wine & Hors d’Oeuvres (Cash Bar) RSVP by September 4 - Visit greenhillvineyards.com/reservations and search by dateThis event features a Polo Fashion Preview in partnership with some of our local sponsors!
Saturday, November 10
What: 8th Annual Polo Classic
North Carolina Tar Heels Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA Time TBA TV TBA
Pittsburgh Panthers Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA 7:30pm ET ESPN2 Liberty Flames Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA Time TBA TV TBA
Saturday, November 17
Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Bobby Dodd Stadium, Atlanta, GA Time TBATV TBA
Friday, November 23
Virginia Tech Hokies Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, VA Time TBA
Where: Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia When: Sunday, September 9th You will not want to miss the NSLM’s 7th Annual Polo Classic on Sunday, September 11th! This classy and memorable event has got it all...world-class polo play, exquisite dining and libations, and plenty of festivities. The Polo Classic will be held on the Sheila C. Johnson polo field amidst the beautiful open space at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. Notable polo players promise to deliver exciting competition.\ Both teams will be captained by experienced international polo players who are ready to showcase their team’s skill and athleticism on the field..TICKETS ARE ON SALE for seating in the Pavilion and General Admission. For more information, please email email@example.com or call (540) 687-6542 ext. 26. ONLINE TICKET SALES CLOSE AUGUST 18. As the sole fundraising event for the National Sporting Library & Museum each year, the Polo Classic supports everything we do. From exhibitions to educational programs to preservation of our collections and more, your ticket purchase helps us fulfill our mission: to preserve, promote, and share the literature, art, and culture of equestrian, angling, and field sports. For more information, call 540-687-6542 ext. 26
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What: Galloping Gallery
When: Sunday, October 7th 1-6 pm Where: Montpelier
What: Constitution Day
Funds raised by October 7th event “Galloping Gallery” will make sure that retired racehorses have a safe place to stay. Artists, wine, beer, live music by Duke Merrick., Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier.Tickets $25 at gate, $20 in advance - contact Sue Hart firstname.lastname@example.org or 434-409-4102 by Oct. 2
Where: Montpelier When: September 15th - All Day
What: 2018 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship
Join us as we celebrate Constitution Day with free open house tours, hands-on familyfriendly activities, a buffet lunch, live music, and more!Celebrate the anniversary of the U.S. Constitution with family and friends on the historic grounds of James Madison's Montpelier. Begin the day with an interpreter-led "We the People" trail walk on the 3.5-mile Montpelier Loop Trail at 9 AM, learning about Madison's role as an early environmentalist, managing Montpelier today, tree identification, and more. A second walk will be offered at 1 PM. Can't make either guided trail walk? Our 8+ miles of trails are open to the public every day! There is free admission to the House 9:30 AM-5 PM, and hands-on history activities and colonial games around the grounds 10 AM-5 PM. Mr. Madison will be at home and receiving guests all day. Be sure to take in our award-winning permanent exhibition The Mere Distinction of Colour. Take the family on a wagon ride around the historic core. Participants in the 7th Annual Liberty Ride will begin their 10-mile trail ride across the property at 10 AM, gathering in front of the House at 10:30 AM. Don't miss a great photo opportunity! Enjoy a variety of walking tours: Montpelier's Enslaved Community (10:30 AM, 12:30 PM, and 2:30 PM); Archaeology (11 AM and 1 PM), and Garden and Grounds (11 AM and 2 PM). The archaeology lab and active archaeological dig sites will be open - come and learn about our newest discoveries. In the Exchange Cafe at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, enjoy a buffet of hamburgers, hot dogs, sides, and desserts for $10/adults, $5/kids. Or pack a lunch and picnic anywhere on Montpelier's 2,650 acres. Listen to live music while you eat; adults can also enjoy a cold beer from Devil's Backbone Brewing Company or a refreshing glass of cider from Sly Clyde Ciderworks. On the other side of Route 20, the Gilmore Cabin, a freedman's farm, will be open and staffed by interpreters. Don't miss the restored 1910 Train Depot, housing the self-guided Jim Crow exhibition In the Time of Segregation.
What: 2016 Heritage Harvest Festival Where: Monticello When: September22nd Thomas Jefferson championed vegetable cuisine, plant experimentation, and sustainable agriculture. The 12th Annual Heritage Harvest Festival, hosted by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation in partnership with Southern Exposure Seed Exchange, and Seed Savers Exchange celebrates Jefferson’s legacy in a fun, affordable, familyoriented, educational event promoting gardening, sustainability, local food, and the preservation of heritage plants. The 2018 Heritage Harvest Festival will be held on Saturday, September 22, at Monticello: on the historic West Lawn, in the vegetable garden, and in Jefferson’s Lower Grove. The venue provides a beautiful showcase for the restored gardens and features the wealth of Monticello’s programs in not just gardening, but also natural history, foodways, and the roles of the entire plantation community.More than 100 programs and hands-on workshops, garden tours, chef demos, kids’ activities, heirloom fruit and vegetable tastings and so much more!Celebrate Jefferson’s legacy as a revolutionary gardener with more heirloom tastings, workshops and chefs demos than ever before. From cheesemaking to “lamb hams;” medicine making to growing gourmet mushrooms; secrets for tomato success in the Southeast, hands-on craft cider demos, kids’ activities, a petting zoo, a beer garden, music and more - this year’s festival has something for everyone
Where: Middleburg, Virginia When: October 8-13 The 2018 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship, (formerly the North
. American Field Hunter Championship) will be held October 8-13. This event features
four days of first field hunting privileges in beautiful Virginia hunt country with four outstanding packs: Blue Ridge Hunt, Bull Run Hunt, Orange County Hounds and Warrenton Hunt. In addition, we have planned a wonderful week of social events. We are proud that this event is held for the benefit of the INOVA Loudoun Hospital Foundation. Our Prize money has been increased! A Grand Champion prize of $2500 AND a Reserve Grand Champion prize of $1500 will be awarded to the Hunt of the winning rider. Mounted judges will ride with the competitors during the week and the Championship will be held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Virginia on Saturday, October 13th before the Virginia Fall Races. Entries are being accepted for the first 60 competitors for a registration fee of $300. Since opening entries in mid-May, we are over 25% full! As we expect to fill prior to the close date of September 21st, please encourage your members to submit their entries early. So far, we have competitors from hunts in Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, and Virginia! Do you have the next Champion Field Hunter in your hunt club? The Entry Form and more information can be found on our website www.vafallraces.com and our Facebook page Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com or 703-4034884.
What: The 63rd Shenandoah Antiques Expo When: Oct 12 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), Oct 13 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.), and Oct 14 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Where: The Augusta Expo, 277 Expo Road, Fishersville, VA 22939 For directions during event: ((540) 337-2552)the 63rd Shenandoah Antiques Expo to be held where it all started over 30 years ago at the Augusta Expo (I-64, Exit 91) in Fishersville, VA; Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 12, 13, and 14. The show opens Friday morning at 9:00 a.m. and buyers will begin lining up well before the gates open. For a $10 three-day pass, these early treasure hunters can grab the opportunity for the first day, first look at the show’s many offerings and then return Saturday and Sunday, hoping to find even more bargains and interesting finds . Collector or not, the show offers a fabulous opportunity to enjoy an afternoon of shopping in the scenic Shenandoah Valley. Make it a day trip or a weekend get-away. You won’t be disappointed!
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Here and there... in Keswick Go Ahead On and Off The Market New to the market is “Round Hill Farm” at 1091 St. John Road, a 6600 sf home with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and around 22 acres priced at $3.495m. In Glenmore is 3680 Newbridge Road, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 4719 sf home at $799.5k. 3389 Cesford Grange, a 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 3698 sf home at $569.9k. 3426 Cesford Grange, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5473 sf home at $949k and in Keswick Estate 4088 Fairway Drive, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 5128 sf home on 3 acres at $1.495k. Reduced in Keswick Estate is 4098 Wood Lane, “Carapan”, an expansive and elegant 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 7243 sf home on 2.6 acres originally at $2.9m and now gradually down to $1.650m. 6469 Louisa Road, “Michie Farm”, has an old 1750’s, 2 bed, 2 bath, 1800 sf home on 175 acres and is now down from $1.43m to $995k. In Glenmore 2495 Wiltshire Close, a 5 bed, 5 bath, 6045 sf home down from $699k to $675k, 3515 Wedgewood Court, a 4 bed, 3 bath, 4429 sf home down from $595k to $574.9k, 3375 Darby Road, a 6 bed, 4.5 bath, 4858 sf home down from $720k to $699k, 3458 Carroll Creek Road, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 5567 sf home down from $899 to $845k, 3312 Lockport Place, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3950 sf home down from $629.9k to $599.9k and in Keswick Glen is a 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2000 sf home on 2 acres down from $349.9k to $339.9k. Under contract is 6305 Turkey Sag Road, a 1920’s, 4 bed, 2 bath, 2018 sf home on 2.9 acres at $250k. 4534 Deer Bonn Road, a 3 bed, 1.5 bath, 1196 sf home on 2.2 acres at $154,900 and 7 raw acres on Gordonsville Road at $150k. 3421 Keswick Road, a 3 bed, 2 bath, 2156 sf home at $455k. 776 Club Drive in Keswick Estate, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 5767 sf home on 2.1 acres at $1.895m. In Glenmore 2085 Farringdon Road, a 6 bed, 7.5 bath, 6906 sf home on 1.5 acres at $1.020m. 1307 Kilchatten Lane, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3643 sf home at $628k. Sold in Glenmore is 1720 Downing Court, a 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 6256 sf home sold at $995k. 3211 Wallingford Road, 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 3689 sf home started at $569.9k and sold for $435k. 2402 Pendower Lane, a 5 bed, 5.5 bath, 4235 sf home started at $699.9k and sold for $665k. 1488 Perth Court, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 4828 sf home started at $639k and sold for $489k. 3363 Darby Road, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath 2888 sf home started at $579k and sold for $554k. 3101 Darby Road, a 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 5105 sf home started at $1.185m and sold for $1.1m. 1383 Tattersall Court, a 5 bed, 4.5 bath, 6619 sf home started at $1.1m, went down to $995k and sold for $960k. Around the area 869 Black Cat Road, a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1152 sf home on 2.5 acres started at $229.9k and sold for $199.9k and 5 acres on Louisa Rd listed at $99797 sold for $80k.
Keswick Hall and Country Club has been given the green light from Albemarle County supervisors to expand its facility. In the expansion, Keswick Hall plans to add more than three dozen guest rooms, a spa and fitness center, and a pool bar. Supervisors unanimously approved a special use permit that will add a new laundry and maintenance center, among other small changes. Additional changes are also in the plan.The changes are supported by the neighbors, some of who were in attendance at Wednesday night’s public hearing.“What we really care about is adding value to the club, so that we have a nice place to live and an increase in real estate values,” said Steven Gunther, who lives at Keswick Estate. “It maintains our values for all of us in the community. The economic development is an important aspect as well.”The special use permit will also add a wing to the existing inn for more guest rooms to be built.
Back to School Even though summer is in full swing, it is time to think about back to school supplies for our struggling families. School starts August 15th! No child should be faced with the embarrassment of returning to school without proper supplies. Our kids have enough to deal with without that unnecessary obstacle. We can easily help. Once again, the Orange Downtown Alliance is working with the community to collect desperately needed school supplies and backpacks for kindergarten through 12th grade. We are pleased to announce supplies collected by the ODA will be used to fill these backpacks. It is truly a beautiful thing to watch our community come together to help our innocent children.A list from Orange Public Schools of the most needed supplies for the children and their classrooms is below. Please visit our local businesses; they have school supplies in stock. Any donation you can make will benefit Orange County students. If you would prefer to donate money, checks can be made payable to “ODA” and mailed to PO Box 283, Orange, VA 22960. Please note in the memo “backpacks”.You may drop off supplies at the ODA office, 130 W. Main St., Suite 200, Orange, VA 22960. For additional information, please call Jeff Curtis at 540.672.2540 or email@example.com.From the bottom of our hearts, thank you! Colored Markers, Crayons, DryErase Markers ,Kids Scissors, Large Glue Stick ,Loose Leaf Paper ,Marbled Composition Notebooks , O n e Inch Binders, One Subject Notebooks, Pencils, Pocket Folders, Hand Sanitizer, Disinfectant Wipes, Tissues.
Sign It Please sign this petition to HELP SAVE FOXFIELD and ask your friends and family to visit http:// savefoxfieldraces.com to sign! In 1977, Charlottesvillian Mariann de Tejada donated 137 acres on Garth Road - founding the Foxfield Races and preserving a green belt in the heart of Albermarle County. In her will, Mrs. Tejeda gave direction and provided for the perpetuation of the Foxfield Races, for charitable and recreational purposes, education, and related activities on the property, for the enjoyment of the people of Albemarle County and their friends and visitors. Believing she had protected the Foxfield property in perpetuity, her will also instructed that upon her death, Mrs. Tejeda be buried on the race property. Mrs. Tejeda’s will should be honored in perpetuity, and for almost 40 years, it seemed like the Foxfield Races would always be a part of our community. But, in 2016, neighbors and patrons learned that those entrusted with preserving Foxfield, according to Mrs. Tejeda's wishes, had disregarded and seemingly abandoned their responsibilities of ensuring Mrs. Tejeda’s specific wishes be honored. They devised a plan to sell and develop the racetrack property, putting an end to the races and other charitable activities. A group of local residents have an ongoing lawsuit trying to preserve the integrity of Mrs. Tejeda’s will and ensure her wishes are honored so that everyone can enjoy the Foxfield Racetrack property as she instructed. Foxfield is not only a beautiful open space, but Charlottesville institution. Please HELP SAVE FOXFIELD by signing this petition and getting others to join in. Thank you for your support!
Bravo For the second week in a row at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival, it was Sloane Coles (USA) who took home the top prize, this time aboard Catherine Brentzel's Copia. During Week IV, Coles also won the Staller 1.40m Jumper CSI2* class with MTF Saint Simeon, owned by Morningside Training Farm. The 30-year-old professional athlete, who owns and operates Springledge LLC based in The Plains, Virginia, jumped clear and outraced a total of 35 international horses and athletes with the 11-year-old Warmblood mare in the one-round speed competition to secure the blue ribbon in 64.33 seconds. (pictured below)
Yum A new business is coming to the Downtown Mall. That’s MarieBette Café & Bakery. They are opening a second location on Water Street, next to Roxie Daisy. The owners, Patrick and Jason, have quite following at their store on Rose Hill Drive., The croissants, baked goods and cookies are fabulous and always a line out the door.. The new location opens this fall.
HORSIN AROUND HORSIN AROUND Virginia Horse Center Announces Five New Members To Join Board Of Directors The Virginia Horse Center Foundation announces the appointment of five new members to its Board of Directors, as they join the full slate of officers and board members for fiscal year 2018/2019.
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Joining the Board of Directors are Judith Heisley Bishop, Roxanne Booth, Steve Meadows, Lynn Rice and Jeffry Sterba. “We are very excited to welcome these five individuals. They each bring a unique set of perspectives from their experience with different disciplines as equine professionals, owners or amateur competitors and from those gained as professionals outside of the horse world,” said Gardner Bloemers, President of the Board. Judy Heisley Bishop resides in Washington D.C. and she and her three daughters compete successfully in the hunter divisions. Currently Ms. Bishop is the Director of Philanthropic Programs at Heico Acquisitions in Chicago, Illinois and the Founder, President and Executive Director of the Heisley Family Foundation also located in Chicago, Illinois. Ms. Bishop is a current Trustee for the Washington International Horse Show and serves on the Development Committee for the Connelly School of the Holy Child, Potomac, Maryland. Roxanne Booth lives in Charlottesville, Virginia and is a member of the United States Eventing Association, the United States Dressage Association and the Federation Equestrian International (FEI). Roxanne previously was a Municipal Finance Manager/Analyst at Moody’s Investor’s Services in New York and Dallas. Ms. Booth has a strong interest in eventing as she herself competed in this discipline. She passed on her passion to one of her daughters who is an active high-level eventing competitor, while her other daughter plays polo. Steve Meadows owns and operates Meadows Quarter Horses in Staunton, Virginia. Born and raised in Staunton, Steve comes from a long line of horsemen. Not only is he a trainer, competitor and judge at AQHA competitions, he has served on the Professional Horseman Committee and Professional Horseman Council for the AQHA. Mr. Meadows is an All-American Quarter Horse Congress Champion seven times over and has been part of the Ranch Riding movement from the onset. 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 skills from her father who is a large real estate developer in Northern Virginia. Jeffry Sterba has spent 38 years in the energy and water fields, including 14 as CEO of two companies. Along with his executive positions, Mr. Sterba has served on the boards of American Water, PNM Resources, Optim Energy, The Keystone Center and Meridian Institute. Additionally, he has served on the boards of several nonprofit organizations. He was Chairman of Edison Electric Institute (EEI), the trade association for US electric utilities, and a Board member of the Electric Power Research Institute(EPRI), the international technology and research arm for the electric industry. He has been a board member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and was chairman of a regional chapter. He has received numerous awards, including the Keystone Leadership in Energy Award. Jeff and his wife Janet are long time Saddlebred owners and exhibitors. Their daughter,Katy Sterba and her husband Patrick, currently own and operate Famesgate Stables, an American Saddlebred training facility, which is located just east of Charlottesville in Troy, Virginia. The Virginia Horse Center Foundation provides a world-class facility hosting regional, national, and international equestrian events. We envision a unique, bucolic landmark to honor and celebrate the timeless, special bond between mankind and the horse through safe, fair and spirited equestrian competition.For more information about the Virginia Horse Center call5404642950 or visit www.vahorsecenter.org These new directors are joining the following returning board member to comprise the 2018/19 Board.
Gardner L. Bloemers, President Kenneth M. Wheeler, Jr., Vice President Mr. Charles A. “Chuck” Grossmann, Treasurer Elizabeth Mason Horsley, Secretary Thomas M. Clarke H.E. Buddy Derrick, Jr. William C. Heizer Ernest M. Oare Brian Ross Ann Tierney Smith Christopher Wynne
Advisory Board Karin Banks Jason & Alisa Berry Dianne BoydRonnie R. Campbell Vicky Castegren Jane Forbes Clark Jean Clark Brooks Cushman Kim Gall Timothy Harmon Alison Head Martin Hoard Melissa Holland Bruce Johnson Lauren B. Kieffer Walter J. Lee Patricia Lemon A.W. “Buster” Lewis Sandy Lilly Jessica Lohman Bettina Longaker Janine Malone Dudley McFarlane Donna R. Martin Melanie L. Mathewes G. Otis Mead, III Rob Mish Molly T. Moore Robin Moore Andrew Motion Winkie Motley Glenn Petty Cathette Plumer Celia Rafalko Joseph T. Samuels, Jr. Donald Stewart, Jr. Harry H. Warner, Sr. George Williams Jim Wolf
ONLY IN KESWICK Kid in a Candy Store
I never was much of a candy eater. Oh, I’d chomp down a Mars bar once in a while or snack on seasonal goodies like candy corns at Halloween, candy canes at Christmas or those squishy yellow bunnies on Easter. But recently, I’ve found that I’ve become addicted to sweets.
But not just one, I pick them up and drop them like a teenage girl goes through boyfriends. I went through an Altoids phase (whoever came up with that name—reminds me of adenoids), next came caramels, then I jumped to peppermint Life Savers, and after that, I glommed onto Life Savers Gummies, red, green, yellow, orange in flavors like cherry, watermelon, strawberry, green apple and blackberry. My Gummie period lasted a good two years. I wouldn’t mix them but eat all red ones or all green ones and in even numbers, say, two, four or six at a time. Why? You’d have to ask my mother. But about six months ago, I happened to taste a Butterfinger. Gummies quickly went bye, bye and I became hooked on what the package copy says is: the “crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery taste.” Personally, I think that copywriter went a bit overboard with crispety and crunchety (to me, it sounds too much like croche-
BY TONY VANDERWARKER ty) but package copy is usually written by cub copywriters at the bottom of the ad agency’s totem pole so how are they to know? They’re just trying to make a mark for themselves and their bosses were probably too busy with other stuff to sniff out crispety and crunchety. But then I went on the Butterfinger website and discovered that the entire tribe of Butterfinger writers was infected. Crispety and crunchety is all over the place and they even go so far as to state on one page: “Bolder than bold cravings can’t be contained so go on and indulge yourself in the one of a kind taste of an American classic that can never be replaced.” Woof! Now that’s some wicked writing! One of their slogans was: “Nobody better lay a finger on my Butterfinger.” These guys take their product seriously. But to me, it’s just a tasty candy bar that comes in all shapes and sizes. You can get bars in a couple sizes, little cups like Reese’s and Butterfinger Bites, which are my current favorite. I consume them in pairs, letting the chocolate coating melt to uncover all the, well, you know, the crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery taste. On a good day, I’ll go through six--which is only 150 calories.
How long will my Butterfinger phase last? I have no idea, but a challenger lurking at the back of the pack is salted caramel. I’m currently into salted caramel Lactaid ice cream and the right kind of salted caramel candy came along, I might drop Butterfingers like a hot potato. Whoever thought of putting salt in caramel? Turns out that a French chef named Henri Le Roux attended candy school in Switzerland and later returned to France in the 1960s to open a store in Brittany. In Brittany, salted butter is big so it didn’t take long for Le Roux to come up with the idea of salting caramel. Salty and sweet are two major flavor profiles so it didn’t take long for the concept to take off.
ed candles and just announced, salted caramel Pepsi. You name it, they’ll salt it. In the meantime, I’m sticking with Butterfingers. That’s until some enterprising candy expert comes up with a salted caramel surprise. Who knows? Could be salted caramel marshmallows or salted caramel straws—maybe the folks at Nestle will invent salted caramel mixed with peanut butter and coated with chocolate? They could call it Saltyfingers—the crispety, crunchety, peanut-buttery, one of a kind salted caramel taste that can never be replaced. I just might go for it.
In 2008 salted caramel took off in the U.S. with Haagen-Daaz introducing salted caramel ice cream and Starbucks with salted caramel hot chocolate. And when the south-of-the-border flavor, dulce de leche, made its way north, it helped popularize its salted caramel cousin,. Now there’s salted caramel popcorn, salted caramel cookies, salted caramel cupcakes, salted caramel yogurt, salted caramel martinis, even salted caramel-scent-
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Launch Party: The Scout Guide Charlottesville, Volume 10 PHOTOGRAPHY BY EMILY JEAN ROSSER
Launch Party This month, The Scout Guide launched the tenth volume of The Scout Guide Charlottesville. To celebrate the guideâ€™s launch, Editor Ian Dillard held a party for members and friends in The Clifton where guests enjoyed drinks and light bites while perusing the new publication. The details: Venue: The Clifton. Catering: Mariebette, Cakes by Rachel, J.M. Stock, and Ragged Branch. Florals: Tourterelle and Hedge Fine Blooms. Event Rentals: M.S. Events and Classic Furniture. Band: Ryan Goodrich Photographer: Emily Jean Rosser. Top Row: From left to right: TSG Charlottesville Editor Ian Dillard with Owner of Purvelo Kristin Watson. Co-Founder of The Scout Guide Susie Matheson; TSG Charlottesville Editor Ian Dillard; Co-Founder of The Scout Guide Christy Ford. Second Row: Desserts provided by Mariebette Cafe and Bakery. Book Bar. TSG Charlottesville Editor Ian Dillard (third from left) with members of The Scout Guide Headquarters team, from left to right: Torey Murray, Molly Manke, and Chelsea Glowacki.. Third Row: Marketing Director at Easton Porter Group Curry Uflacker, and TSG Charlottesville Editor Ian Dillard. TSG Charlottesville photographer Ashley Cox with son, Porter, and Husband, Kelsey.
Keswick Garden Club Sixtieth Anniversary
BY KESWICK LIFE, TONY VANDERWARKER AND PHOTOS BY KESWICKIANS
60th Anniversary! Garden Club 60th anniversary honoring Gray Baird, Joan Standish, Poo Johnson,Gloria Rennolds, Judy Copp. Liza and Mark Sackson hosted a cocktail party on July 10th at Harkaway. Despite the stifling heat, it was a pleasant evening with lots of food provided by members and good company with members and their spouses. The long-standing members were honored for their dedication over the years to the club. The evening was capped off with a presentation of a memento for all members, a hand-painted porcelain heart inscribed with “KGC 60th”.
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Don't You Ever: My Mother and Her Secret Son REVIEWED BY: SUZANNE NASH
As we all know, living in Keswick is truly a privilege. The landscape is gorgeous, the history is rich, and, for me, the best part are the inhabitants. Sometimes it is easy to overlook some of the harder aspects of the history of our beautiful area….and let’s face it, the realities of some of our behaviors, even today. Mary Carter Bishop grew up in Keswick and is intimately aware of how social structures and mores can damage and divide a family and create a life of secrets and fear. Mary’s mother, Adria, was the nursemaid for the McIntyre family and it was there she met handsome and steady Early Lee Bishop. Together they forged a life serving another family and living on a tenant farm on the grand Keswick estate of Bridlespur in the 1940s. They continued to live there for 40 years and Mary learned to be careful and quiet when anywhere near the main house. She learned to be wary of the rich and powerful because her family’s livelihood and the roof over their heads absolutely depended on staying in the good graces of their employers. It was a rather feudal arrangement and not uncommon among the very wealthiest of this country. When there is an inequity of power then it is easy to foster resentment and fear. There is a barrier, built on years of expectation and fear, that is difficult to acknowledge and bring down. Mary Bishop gives a beautiful voice to this difficulty and the pain it can cause, and she has honed her skill through years as a talented journalist covering the plight of the poor and disenfranchised. A Pulitzer Prize winner, she waited until the passing of her mother to tackle and share the personal story of how her mother had had an illegitimate son, Ronnie, who she never acknowledged publicly to those in Keswick. While Ronnie had lived for a short while with Mary and her parents, Mary was told he was her cousin. When Mary learned the truth, years later, that Ronnie was her half-brother, she was forced to face the fact that she didn’t really know her mother at all. She grew up experiencing the love and care of both her parents and so it seemed impossible her mother would alienate her half-brother. She finally got up the courage to visit with her brother and while it wasn’t the easiest situation, this book has such a lesson in love and forgiveness and acceptance in it. I truly loved this book because it is about how life is hard, and often we are just getting by, doing the best we can. Even the roughest of us, the crassest and bedeviled of us deserve love and to be part of a family. Adria lived her life as best she knew how, perhaps making mistakes and making choices we might not choose but we were not in her shoes, dealing with the fears she felt.
his life. He lived with so much pain and discomfort, yet no one knew that he was living with an illness. Ronnie was fighting a condition known as acromegaly which caused his features to become deformed and this condition slowly killed him. Mary’s struggle to be there for her half-brother and to heal the old wounds is a beautiful but heart rending one and one I hope everyone in this community will read, because there is both sadness and beauty in this tale and there is a history that begs to be shared! I am thrilled that Mary Carter Bishop will be coming back to Keswick on October 30th to give a talk at Grace Episcopal Church. Please let the church know if you would like to attend, as all are welcome. It will be a wonderful opportunity to learn more about her life and she will share some things that were not included in the book!
And Ronnie had so much in his life that was difficult and hard that I cannot even imagine how he managed to push forward and turn into the man he was. Being institutionalized when he was a young man might have destroyed him, but he was able to rise above it and learn a trade and work hard in a job he enjoyed. This is a memoir about perseverance and struggle and the heart that beats in the midst of it. There are major issues the author deals with candidly and with grace. The social hierarchy in Keswick created an environment which made life hard for those not in the upper crust of society. There were certain standards expected of the working staff and help, which made it almost impossible for Adria to keep her head held high considering the shame of having an illegitimate child. Yet the irony is, quite a few of the upper crust didn’t quite behave in appropriate ways. As we well know, there is always a lot of “goings on” here in Keswick! The second part of the book really deals with Mary’s relationship with Ronnie and how difficult it was to get past some of the old hurts and resentments Ronnie felt. As they became closer, she started to see how an illness was destroying
Suzanne Nash, raised in Lynchburg Virginia, graduated from Wake Forest University and immediately moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to pursue all sorts of things, including working in insurance, marketing and television. The mother of two teenagers is currently the manufacturer of a lingerie and swimsuit design company, the director of education at Grace Episcopal Church and enjoys freelance writing and theatre in her free time.
OBITUARY Deacon Harry Fleming Byrd was born to the late age and attended the St. John Baptist Church. There he Collin F. Byrd and Elise Carrie Byrd, on February 16, 1937, in Cobham, Va. Deacon Byrd peacefully went home to be with the Lord on Friday, July 20, 2018, while surrounded by family. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Frank and Isaiah; and sisters, Susan Holland, Elsie Johnson, Lillian Byrd, and Alice Hughes. Deacon Byrd began his education at St. John Rosenwald School in Cobham, Va., and continued his education at Jackson P. Burley High School in Charlottesville, Va. Deacon Byrd accepted Christ at an early
faithfully served as a member and was ordained a Deacon, later, he was designated as Chairman of the Deacon Board where he humbly served for 45 years. He was an active member of the Deacon's, Deaconess' Council and Youth Department Charlottesville and Vicinity, and he also faithfully attended the Ministers, Deacon and Laymen Union. Deacon Byrd is survived by his childhood sweetheart of 61 years, Gloria Carr; four adorable children, Cassandra (Kate) Byrd of Woodbridge, Va., Beverly Bryant (Ronnie) of Woodbridge, Va., Larry Byrd of Cobham, Va., and Raymond Byrd (Brenda) of Mineral,
Va., nine grandchildren, six- great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, July 26, 2018, at 1 p.m. at St. John Baptist Church, 1595 St. John Rd., Keswick, Va. Pastor Kelvin R. Hawkins will officiate. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. His remains will lie in repose at the church one hour prior to the service. J. F. Bell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. www.jfbellfuneralservices.com.
BOOKWORM Beach Reading BY SUZANNE NASH
I don’t know about you, but I am ready for some cooler weather. I have always said I love living in Virginia because we get to experience all four seasons and this last month has made me ever more aware WHY I appreciate all the seasons: I can’t handle too much of any one thing for too long and we have had way too many 90 degree and above days for my liking. I don’t even want to lay by the pool but have retreated indoors to a cool corner to read whenever I can find the time. Unfortunately, this month we have spent most of our time moving into a new home and there is little time to sit and crack a book. What is a bookaholic to do? Why audible books of course. Nothing makes packing, moving and unpacking go quicker than a book on tape. It’s the only way I can bear it all. So here are my choices this month for you to read or listen to as you do your chores or drink iced tea on the porch. Most of these are thrillers or true crime because this genre tends to make me work faster and I find I don’t want to stop working because then I would have to stop listening!
The Killer Next Door by Alex Marwood is a
real spooky, blood and guts thriller with loads of atmosphere and gruesome descriptions so just beware if you tend to be a bit squeamish. 23 Beulah Grove is a place filled with secrets in the South of London. It is a place for the down-and-out who only real requirement is anonymity. From the creepy lecherous landlord to the horrible stench that continually seeps from ever clogged drains, this is not a place you would want to live. And guess what? There is a serial killer in their midst, surprise surprise! This might seem a bit cliché but trust me, Marwood does a good job letting the reader get to know each of the characters and understand their back story and it lends you to empathize with their traumas as the plot unfolds. An unexpected accident leads them to all work together and creates a bit of a strange thrown together family that you begin to root for.
Blood in the Water by Gillian Galbraith is
more standard detective fare and you are introduced to Alice Rice, a very capable detective working in Ed-
inburgh, Scotland who suddenly is faced with bodies beginning to pile up. Ok, yes, there is yet another serial killer on the loose only this time in Scotland…and this time it isn’t the poor and desperate being killed but the well-heeled professionals of New Town. Alice must try and figure out what connects all of these victims together quickly because the killing doesn’t look likely to end. This is a bit more genteel and less gory than the previous tale. I especially enjoyed the courtroom procedures which of course differ from those in the US. You might find yourself looking up a few terms as I did so that I could keep up with this fascinating murder enquiry. For a real murder mystery look no further than West Cork. It is really like a podcast in its format. It is only available on audible books and it has episodes which are quite addictive. It is a true crime investigation about a 20-year-old murder in the West part of Cork County, Ireland. A young French woman who owned a vacation home there was brutally murdered and while one man is still considered to be the prime suspect, no one has been charged with the crime. Two investigative journalists, Jennifer Ford and Sam Bungey, guide you through the long exhaustive years of the investigation on this crime and they interview both the prime suspect, the villagers, relatives and witnesses who are involved. It is fascinating and very disturbing. Sometimes truth is much more compelling than fiction. You are left to draw your own conclusions as to who committed this cold case. For the more psychological thriller, The Party by Elizabeth Day, might be just the ticket. It reminded me a bit of an F. Scott Fitzgerald story because it is all about the haves and have-nots and how one man’s complete obsession with his best friend can create a poisonous situation. And no…there is NO poison used, so that wasn’t intended as a pun. We slowly come to learn there was an “incident” at a party given for Ben’s birthday. Ben’s best friend, Martin, and his wife, Lucy,
attend this party and somehow the police are involved. Bits and pieces come out through Lucy’s diary while she is getting therapy at a clinic. Why she has to undergo treatment we don’t really know until the end. Martin’s side of things emerges as he is being interviewed by the police. Both of these narratives are somewhat suspect, which in turn makes you a bit weary as you read. It is a lovely little foray into psychology and perhaps even into the behavior of a psychopath. That’s all I can say without spoiling things, but I really enjoyed it! Now, for those of you who are not into thrillers (yes, that is you Leigh Ann), I give you The Weird Sisters by Eleanor Brown. What a wonderful story about the crazy connection sisters have! There are three Andreas sisters: Rosalind, Bianca and Cordelia, all named for their father’s favorite characters from Shakespeare. They do not especially like one another and have only returned home to care for their mother who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Yet each of the sisters has a secret, a reason they are returning that has nothing to do with caring for their sick mother. Cordy has never grown up and she is going to be forced to face reality very quickly, Bean (Bianca) is running from horrible mistakes she made chasing after a glamorous life in New York and Rose needs to find the courage to step out in the world. They have all been running away from so many things for so long but during this long difficult summer they may find that the answers are right where they grew up. So I hope you enjoy these audible books I have suggested and if you don’t have audible books, never fear, all but West Cork are available as books or in Kindle formats. Stay cool and enjoy the dog days of summer!
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Kimchi Stew Served Over White Rice
BY SAM JOHNSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CULLINARY | 1776 Ingredients:
• 2 cups packed bite size kimchi fully fermented • 4 ounces fresh pork belly or other pork meat with some fat • 1 to 3 teaspoons Korean red chili pepper flakes gochugaru - adjust to taste • 1 teaspoon minced garlic • 1/2 teaspoon minced ginger • 1/2 cup juice from kimchi if available • 2 cups of water 1/2 cup more if not using kimchi juice • 6 ounces tofu • 2 scallions • salt and pepper to taste
Cut the meat and kimchi into bite sizes. Slice the tofu (about 1/2-inch thick), and roughly chop the scallions.
This is also a very popular recipe for a summer friends on patio! This month’s recipe, although not my own, has quickly become one of my favorites. So, I thought I would share it with the Keswick Community. This Korean based dish is sure to be a crowd pleaser. Here’s a picture of my Kimchi Stew when I made it at 1776. Enjoy! The recipe is featured on. www.koreanbapsang.com
Add the tofu and scallions. Salt and pepper to taste. (Salt is usually not necessary, unless kimchi was lightly seasoned or kimchi juice is not available.)
Boil until the tofu is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Serve while bubbling over from the heat. Notes: For added flavor, save the water used to rinse rice, ssal ddeum mul, and use for jjigae/stew. The water used to rinse rice is commonly used for Korean jjigae. I normally use the water from the third round of rinsing. Another option is to use anchovy broth (about 7 or 8 medium dry anchovies and 1 3-inch square dried kelp boiled in 3 cups of water for 10 minutes).
In a pot, cook the kimchi and pork with the red pepper flakes, garlic, and ginger over medium high heat until the kimchi is softened and the pork cooks through, about 5 to 7 minutes.
Add the kimchi juice and water. Reduce the heat to medium, and boil, covered, for about 20 minutes. Add more water if necessary.
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Women United in Philanthropy (WUP) will award $60,000 in grant funding at their 2018 Human Services Grant Award Luncheon at the Boar’s Head Inn on Tuesday, September 11th. Since its inception, the local nonprofit has awarded over $500,000 to area organizations serving women and children in the greater Charlottesville/Albemarle area. This year, WUP's grant committee and the organization's members have selected the following five nonprofits from a robust applicant pool: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge, the Building Goodness Foundation, the Emergency Food Network, International Neighbors, and The Roots and Wings Project of the Front Porch. Grant recipients will be announced during the luncheon with guest speaker, Risa Goluboff,
Dean of the University of Virginia School of Law.
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“We are very excited to welcome our finalists and our guest speaker Ms. Goluboff,” said Jennifer Lehman, WUP’s Steering Committee Chair. “Ms. Goluboff’s perspective will be invaluable to our members, grantees and guests, as we explore the ways women impact our world – globally and locally.”
About Women United in Philanthropy Women United was formed in 2004 in partnership with United Way-Thomas Jefferson Area. The organization’s mission is to engage with like-minded women, learn about philanthropy, and leverage collective giving to support local women and children. Each year, the organization awards grants to community organizations that serve women and children in our area. For more information about Women United in Philanthropy, how to join and the grant process, visit www.WomenUnitedCville.org
Women United is a collective giving organization. Tickets for this luncheon are available now to the general public. Ticket costs are $60 for current WUP members and $75 for non-members and may be purchased online at: www.WomenUnitedCville.org. On the day of the event, registration will open at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at noon. Sponsorship opportunities
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COMMUNITY COMMUNITY Little Keswick School Transitions A Class of Seven On a beautiful morning in early June, Little Keswick School students, parents, and staff were joined by Keswick community members on our lush green campus. Just outside the home where, 55 years ago, Bob and Libby Wilson first hosted a summer camp for five boys with special needs, we gathered to support the transitioning class of seven young men about to embark on a new stage in their life journey. Speaking to the assembly, Headmaster Marc Columbus recognized the incredible progress and accomplishments of these boys and highlighted the ways they exemplify the strength of Little Keswick School. They, along with the boys who will return next year, have been an inspiration for this year’s school theme: “Our Strength.” In addition, the headmaster reminded us, our loyal community, our dedicated staff members, and our attentive therapists contribute to our strength, along with supportive parents and family members.
Little Keswick School Receives Endowment Gift to Support Faculty and Staff Development The Furth Family Endowment for Professional Development As Little Keswick School celebrates its first full year as a nonprofit, independent school, a commitment to establish a new endowment has been made by the Furth Family of New York. In appreciation of the transformative therapy their son received as a student at LKS, and in gratitude for the excellent faculty and staff, the Furth Family has pledged $300,000 to establish The Furth Family Endowment for Professional Development at Little Keswick School. The Furth Family Endowment will be used for the professional development of the clinical, residential and academic staff at LKS. A distinguishing strength of the school is the collaboration and cooperation of staff both within and across these departments. In addition to supporting the unique needs of each student, knowledge sharing and coordination among staff ensures the consistency and continuation of the community structure and culture. The objective of this endowed gift is to fund programs that provide continuing professional growth and enhance the knowledge and skills of staff most relevant to the mission of the school. Programs can be academic, project-based or experiential, along with the ability of staff across departments to complement each other in the most effective manner. “We are thrilled to announce this new gift to endow programs in support of our fine faculty and staff,” said Marc Columbus, Headmaster at LKS, “We are deeply grateful to John and Hope and Pam Furth for their very generous and visionary pledge that will have an important impact on LKS faculty and staff in perpetuity”. Little Keswick School is the premier therapeutic, special education, boarding school for boys aged 9-18 with academic, social, and emotional challenges. In October 2017 the Little Keswick Education Corporation was formed allowing the School to become a nonprofit organization with an independent governing structure. Located in Keswick, Va., the School is known for its transformational therapy for students and their families. Little Keswick School is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit school able for the first time to raise funds to support our mission.
The Little Keswick School culture enhances the lives of our students and families and stretches deep into our community, touching the lives of everyone who visits. The combined efforts of our community and staff create change in the lives of all who participate in our timeless mission: to support, educate, and promote positive transformation in our boys. Community members Winkie Motley and Mary Motley Kalergis were in attendance, and Mrs. Motley honored student Andrew Guevara with the Hugh Motley Equestrian Award for excellence in equestrian skills and showmanship. The Gabriel Hirsch Poetry and Art Award was given to Matthew Ulberg for his poem, “Never Letting Go.” The Hirsch Award was established by Janet Landay in memory of her son, who was a former student. “Little Keswick has a remarkably caring staff that understands and loves the kids they’re working with,” Mrs. Landay has said, “Together, they helped my son Gabriel learn how to be a friend and have friends, which was huge for him. They really understood him, and they taught him how to find his way in life.” Headmaster Columbus thanked the family of another former student for contributing to our strength with a generous financial pledge. The Furth Family Endowment will endow a fund for the professional development of clinical, residential and academic staff – ensuring an impact on the Little Keswick faculty and staff in perpetuity. The quality of our staff was particularly vital to her own son’s success, Pam Furth has said: “The remarkable staff at Little Keswick provides a nurturing environment where I always felt my son was safe. Whenever I look took him to the campus, I always felt like I was bringing him to something – never sending him away. They slowly and meticulously helped him to become the boy he so longed to be, and our entire family is grateful.” Throughout the festivities of the day, the Little Keswick School campus was abuzz with parents and staff attending various activities where our strength was on display. Following our transition ceremony, families and students celebrated with a barbeque and an impressive horse show competition – complete with a ribbon ceremony after the boys paraded their skills. Poignant farewells ensued leaving everyone with feelings of bittersweet success. The environment here at Little Keswick School is one that fosters genuine connections among staff, teachers, family and students. These connections create a strong culture for all who associate with the school. Providing safe and engaging activities, specialized education opportunities, meaningful and relatable real-world application of skills, and close, high-quality relationships yields a true strength that our students need in transitioning to newer and higher levels of independence and success. Little Keswick School remains an unparalleled place here in Keswick for all to experience the wonder of intentional growth and the gift of beloved community.
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HAPPENINGS HAPPENINGS In and Around the Keswick environs St. John School in Albemarle County and Mill Hill in Nelson County have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register.
(picture above and at right) One of several Rosenwald schools, St. John School served African-American students in Cobham and Gordonsville from 1923 to 1954.
During the Jim Crow and segregation era, more than 5,000 Rosenwald schools provided education to black students across the South.So few Rosenwald Schools remain that in 2002 the National Trust for Historic Preservation listed them among its “most endangered places.” The St. John Rosenwald School is one of over five thousand schools, shops, and teachers' homes in the United States that were built primarily for the education of African-Americans in the early twentieth century. This structure is one of the three hundred and seventh historic, Rosenwald schools built in Virginia between 1917 and 1932. Today St. John Elementary School, built in 1922 is one of seven schools identified in Albemarle County as a Rosenwald School. The St. John School was built in 1922 as a partnership between philanthropic Sears & Robuck President Julius Rosenwald, and educator and founder of Tuskegee University Booker T. Washington. The school served African-American students of the Cobham/Keswick, Virginia area during segregated times. The idea to construct these schools started after Booker T. Washington requested that funds donated to the Tuskegee Institute by Julius Rosenwald (co-owner of Sears and Roebuck) be used to construct six schools in Alabama for African American children. After seeing the success with this effort, Rosenwald established the Julius Rosewald Fund which also required matching funds from the community. As with all of the Rosenwald Schools, this school was built under strict guidelines of the time. The goal was to provide a clean, affordable structure, designed for a better learning environment. The windows were large to provide adequate light, high ceilings for ventilation of fresh air, spacious class- rooms to avoid overcrowding, and large coatrooms for storage of coats.St. John School in Albemarle County and Mill Hill in Nelson County have been added to the Virginia Landmarks Register. One of several Rosenwald schools, St. John School served African-American students in Cobham and Gordonsville from 1923 to 1954. During the Jim Crow and segregation era, more than 5,000 Rosenwald schools provided education to black students across the South. Sometime in the 1950's the St. John Elementary School was closed and sold to a private buyer who converted it into private living quarters. In 2003, the St. John Baptist Church purchased the school from the private owner. The St. John Family Life and Fitness Center will have a lifetime home in the historic landmark located in Cobham, Virginia. They are currently in the process of raising funds to restore this structure. Once the center is renovated it will serve as a fitness center, museum and a health resource library, community auditorium and meeting center for the community and surrounding areas. It will also be an emergency center for the community to shower and prepare meals during power outages. The goal of the SJFLC is to provide physical, educational and spiritual programs that will enhance all participants in living a better quality of life.
Facilities Management honors 10 graduates of the UVA Apprenticeship Program (pictured below Chauncey Johnson with his wife and two sons at the graduation) At the July 17 Apprenticeship Graduation and Induction Ceremony, University of Virginia and state officials along with Facilities Management employees and their families gathered to recognize the accomplishments of 25 staff members.The annual event honored 10 graduating apprentices and the induction of 15 new apprentices who are starting the four-year program. Graduates include Vu Nguyen (Carpentry); Trevor Harlow, Chelsea Short, Dionte Sims and Dwayne Wood (Electrical); Chauncey Johnson, Derek Leake and Ryan Washington (HVAC); and Matt Taylor and Orlando Watkins (Plumbing). Trevor, Derek, Chelsea, Matt and Orlando were recognized for earning an A average in their classes over the course of the program and Vu was recognized for earning an A average and perfect attendance. Speakers at the event included Associate Vice President and Chief Facilities Officer Don Sundgren, UVA Senior Vice President for Operations Colette Sheehy and Virginia Department of Labor & Industry Registered Apprenticeship Director Trish Morrison. Colette Sheehy spoke to the audience about the history of the UVA Apprenticeship Program, which first started in 1982. At the time, it was the first program of its kind to be sponsored by a state agency in Virginia, and since then it has become a model for other institutions seeking to grow their own workforces. The Virginia Department of Labor & Industry Registered Apprenticeship office regularly uses UVA’s program as an example for other institutions, according to Director Trish Morrison. “We at the state Registered Apprenticeship office are selling a model, and it’s a model to earn while you learn,” she said, noting that Virginia Commonwealth University officials studied UVA’s program last year in preparation for the launch of its own apprenticeship program in 2017. When it was established in 1982, the University of Virginia’s apprenticeship program was the first of its kind at a major public university. Thirty-six years later, it has become a model for other programs and changed many lives, including those of the 10 who graduated Tuesday at a ceremony in Alumni Hall. Each year, the program accepts students who spend four years learning from mentors while working full-time for UVa Facilities Management, earning a salary and full university employee benefits. After work, they take courses in their trade. By the program’s end, they complete 400 hours of classroom instruction and 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. All of this year’s apprenticeship graduates, who learned trades such as plumbing, heating and air conditioning, electrical work and carpentry, are taking jobs with UVa. Skilled trade workers currently are in high demand. A recent U.S. Department of Education study said people with career and technical educations are slightly more likely to be employed than those with academic degrees from four-year colleges. Graduate Chauncey Johnson has spent the last four years as an HVAC apprentice and is excited to start his new career with UVa Facilities Management. For Johnson, a Fluvanna County native, the program has provided better opportunities to support his wife and two boys.“The program has definitely opened a lot more opportunities for me, both here and if I were to leave. The skills are applicable everywhere,” he said. Elizabeth Campbell, the program’s director, said the apprenticeships are “lifechanging” for many participants. The program is intensive, allowing people to learn trades and become certified faster than they otherwise would have, while earning a salary and having classes paid for.
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Justin H. Wiley
Peter A. Wiley
132A East Main Street • Orange, VA 22960
503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 6 • Charlottesville, VA 22903
MLS# 577670 • $375,000 ROSE HILL CHURCH LANE – 40 acres (3 tax map parcels) of rolling land with hardwood forest and a bold creek, Henderson Creek. This secluded property adjoins lands owned by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation and is only 6 miles from Charlottesville.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
MLS# 556528 • $1,950,000 AERIE FARM – Located in the Somerset area of Orange, this 1850 manor house has many improvements. The main house has 4 bedrooms, dining room, breakfast room, study, original living room, library and 2 galleries. The 170 acre estate is further enhanced by a 4 bedroom guest house, 3 stall stable, two new garage/workshops, studio, swimming pool, formal gardens, and a fenced cutting/vegetable garden.
MLS# 562581 • $995,000
MLS# 549637 • $850,000
MICHIE FARM – This 175+/- acre parcel located in the Keswick area of Albemarle, has numerous beautiful, and private building sites. The property features the circa 1750 Michie house, farm buildings, pond, existing entrance, and driveway. The land is currently fenced for cattle, has roughly 60 acres in pasture, and the balance in hardwoods. With over 7 division rights, the property would be a great candidate for a conservation easement.
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# 574653 • $1,995,000
MLS# 558245 • $375,000
LINDEN RIDGE – A private 70 ac estate located among other estates in the Keswick Hunt area of Albemarle Cty. The 1920’s home is situated on a knoll in the center of the manicured acreage, with dramatic views of the SW Mtns. Close to C’ville, this 4 BR home is insulated from road noise, and extremely private. The exterior includes a detached garage, formal gardens with irrigation, rear patio, and numerous large specimen trees. Also included: guest cottage, entertainment/art studio barn, stable, fencing, stream, gated entry.
WESLEY CHAPEL ROAD – 120 acres of well-managed hardwoods with miles of trails in the Free Union area. This well priced recreational land has numerous building sites with views of the Blue Ridge and the Ragged Mountains. Level building site for a cabin with stunning views. Close to Charlottesville.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
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Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
Keswick Life Digital Edition July 2018