KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - July 2019
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LOCAL PRESENCE, GLOBAL REACH SOLD
ADDISON - A historic farm cottage, that has been stunningly renovated, updated & enlarged yet still preserving its original charm with an easy drive to Charlottesville & University of Virginia. Privately situated on 2.7 acres, the appealing 3737 finished sq ft residence was built with the finest craftsmanship & materials. First floor has charming entrance hall, living room w/ stone fireplace, small study that can be closed off with handsome wood barn style door, highend kitchen with bright dining area, master w/ private bath, cozy office/tv room leading to outside covered porch. Three additional bedrooms & two baths are on the second floors. Lower level has a spacious room with flexible uses & full bath. Sold by Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439
White Gables Luxury - Details include: 10’ ceilings, triple crown moldings, wainscoting, custom lighting, built-ins, wet bar w/ ice maker, custom window treatments & hardwood floors. Foyer leads to entertainment size living room w/ gas fireplace & dining room. Chef’s eat-in kitchen has breakfast bar & island. The master bedroom w/ custom built-ins, private watercloset and large walk-in closet/dressing area. Split bedroom design gives privacy to 2nd bedroom & bath. Each bedroom opens to a private balcony. Versatile large library/ office/den. Secure building w/ intercom system, parking garage w/ 2 reserved spaces & storage unit. Condo Assoc. includes exterior & yard maintenance, trash pickup, buzz-in door. Near UVA, medical facilities, golf, clubs & shops. Sold by Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228
ASPIAN LAWN FARM - Idyllic country property with an historic c. 1750’s home that has been added on to and updated. Located in Albemarle County with stunning water and mountain views, only 16 miles from downtown Charlottesville. Almost 5,000sf main house with a separate guest cottage and barn. Charming detail in every corner, updated with marble counters in the kitchen and marble bathrooms, a 2009 addition, wood and gas fireplaces, and new outdoor slate patio. 183 acres of conserved and managed forest and pastures that include an 11 acre fully stocked lake. The main residence embraces the feel and design of yesteryear, but enjoys today’s modern comforts. Attention to detail is displayed throughout the six bedroom, four bath house complete with whole house generator. A private retreat with outdoor recreational opportunities, space to entertain, and an irreplaceable setting. $2,250,000. Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228
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Charming Cottage, Equestrian Facility & Beautiful Land
Keswick VA, Albemarle County
6 miles to Keswick Country Club • 9 miles to Charlottesville Equestrian Estate in the Heart of Keswick • Cottage Homes are known for Natural Charm & Comfort and Kesmont offers a Refined Country House • Renovated Kitchen w/Chef's Layout, Granite tops & Maple Cabinetry Open Floor Plan with Chic & Charming Living Spaces • Gunite Swimming Pool • 10-Stall Stable w/Tack Room, Wash Rack • Riding Arena • 2-Stall Barn & Run-In Sheds • Board Fenced Paddocks w/Water Guest House or Apartments w/3Bedrooms, 2Bath, 2Kitchens • Equipment & Storage Buildings • Large Pond Cottages Gardens • Outdoor Entertaining Terraces • Excellent Location Offered for $1,495,000 mls.593206 Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina
Contact Duke & Sharon Merrick for more information:
Office: 434-951-5160 or Mobile: 434-962-5658 DukeandSharon@KeswickProperties.com www.KeswickProperties.com Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903
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IN THIS ISSUE JULY 2019
FAIRVIEW - c. 1856 brick Georgian manor home. 9,000 s.f. with 11’ ceilings and heart pine floors. Fireplaces, original moldings and woodwork. 5 bedrooms and guest cottage. Formal gardens and rose garden, Farm managers house, horse facilities and equipment barns. Incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Somerset, VA. MLS 585034. $2,975,000.
BLOOMINGDALE - c. 1840, Bloomingdale is a noteworthy Orange County, VA historic property located in the heart of Somerset. The Federal manor has a magnificent center hall with grand proportioned rooms (11 ft. ceilings on main floor) and fireplaces in every room (8 total). Geothermal heating and air, renovated sun porch saltwater pool, incredible Southwest and Blue Ridge Mt. views. MLS 567939. $1,275,000.
ON THE COVER Summer Exercise Many people believe the phrase “dog days of summer” stems from the fact that
dogs tend to be a bit on the lazy side during the hottest days of summer. Of course, who can blame them? However, the Keswick Foxhounds still must be exercised during the “dog days of summer” as they are enjoying their vacation from the busy foxhunting season of September through March. So beginning in the early summer they walk through the miles of fabulous grounds of the Keswick Estate, then later they are followed by the jt. MFH’s, huntsman and whippers-in on bicycles. August begins and the older hounds take the puppies along and begin hunting through the corn and bean fields of the Keswick environs. Cover photograph by Beth Hyder
1108 HILLTOP RD. -FARM Rarely -does a property come available withwith so many excellent qualities. Period BARTERBROOK c. 1900 3-bed renovated farm house 3 fireplaces, terraces and porches, Georgian designed by Marshall Wells, c. outdoor 1930's. spa, Flemish Bondwoodwork. with a slate33-acres. roof andWorkshop. copper gutters copper roof, open kitchen and floor plan, beautiful Barn and downspouts. Multiple living home spaces, four andbathroom terrace fireplace with extensive completely renovated as a second with fullfireplaces kitchen and and twooutdoors stories. This recreational plantings/gardens private lawn. Bestalocation in MLS town.584756. MLS 588265 $2,600,000 guest house/retreat and is a custom build and must see. $1,695,000.
Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439 Murdoch.Matheson@Sothebysrealty.com
11 HAPPENINGS Kat Imhoff, President & CEO, The Montpelier Foundation,
will step down this fall. Dennis A. Kernahan, Chairman, The Montpelier Foundation, announced on Monday, July 22nd that Kat Imhoff will be leaving Montpelier this fall to continue the pursuit of her interests in conservation and preservation. A tribute to this work was recently mentioned by Jacqueline B. Mars, “Kat Imhoff has been a blessing to Montpelier. Her accomplishments have been too numerous to mention. She has many fans and supporters of which I am one of the most devoted. I am sure that she will be a success no matter what she turns to.” Read all about it on page 10!
9 KESWICK SCENE Final renovation have begun on the Keswick Hunt Club..To date, the members have
their clubhouse, and the hounds have their kennel. What connects us all are the horses. Now, it’s their turn. The new barn will feaure a standing seam metal gambrel roof, seven horse stalls, a washroom, a tack room, storage and a bathroom. The structure COMMUNITY will also include a spacious living space on the second floor with a new kitchen, two baths, three bedrooms and an open living area which connects to a roof deck overlooking the mountains. For the barn itself, we will reassemble the extraordinarily high quality stall components from the Merifield’s Barn that were generously donated by its owner. Read all about it on page 9!
10 COMMUNITY "Preserving a Proud Tradition” What do you do with a 125-year old building with a
ad his work cut out for him. Not only were the walls leaning outward but the original timber foundation had unbeknownst to us had joined the club over the years. To straighten the bowing walls, they had to pour new footers and install 4” steel posts on top of them along the façade and sidewalls of the club and join them together with more steel posts running up the roof so that the entire club was encased in a steel superstructure. Putting on a new roof, replacing the siding and original interior bead board concealed the steel framework so the club looked exactly the same as it did when it was built 122 years before. Except now it had an up to date kitchen, new bathrooms, HVAC and is wheelchair accessible.
crumbling foundation, sagging joists, leaky plumbing and bowed out walls? To the members of the Keswick Hunt Club, there was no question. The building was so intertwined with the community everyone agreed it had to be saved. And not simply saved, but completely restored, the interior to be identical to what it looked like when it wasAt first in23 1896—with the ofblinked the and antiquated kitchen and decrepit 6 PM onbuilt February of this year, a hundred andexception forty pairs of eyes went wide as Hunt Club members walked through the front door of the renovated club. People were bathrooms. To add space, a porch on one side of the club was to be enclosed and a teragog at the sight of the gleaming floor, the new porch dining room created from the former storage added room and kitchen, new curtains with hunting and the 137 photos race to thetheporch on festooned the other side.scenes, Otherwise, everything would be the same. hanging on the walls which had been cleaned, reframed, captioned and hung in orderly groups Read all about it on page 11! on the walls.
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STONE’S THROW Co. SLATE HILL - Albemarle
Slate Hill is an design combining Virginia The farmhouse style Exceptional 42 original acre country property withtraditional all the amenities. 6-bedroom with elegant touch of Swedish charm. Youyou willcould not find a more comfortable, houseancompleted in 2005 has every luxury hope for with an open simply elegant homemaster in all of Virginia. The 4room bedrooms and 4 full baths f loor plan andcountry first f loor suite, exercise and media, infinity and 1 half bath house also includes a 2-bedroom, 1-bath guest cottage, swimming pool and pavilion overlooking the gardens lawn and horse facilities (7-stall pool, court,and putting green, to 3 quarries (ponds) on property, andviews 2 fenced barn).tennis Privacy proximity Charlottesville (12themin) with big to paddocks with run-in sheds and barns and miles of trails. MLS 591806 $2,500,000
the SW and unforgettable sunsets.
As people toured the renovation, they were delighted by the men’s and ladies rooms, fresh, clean and roomy with new lighting and handicap accessibility, the gleaming kitchen, new hallways painted a light cream color and finally the new heating and air conditioning systems which brought the hundred and twenty-two year-old club into the twenty-first century.
The musty, tired interior had been given a facelift and makeover without losing any of old friend showing up in a
ere back behind the bar that yde front removed and Judy acious new kitchen. Earlier, in the sight.
gratulations, from the board e decorating committee, the tractor Uhler Design/Build, and the countless members me volunteering to assist in the club readying it for the
12 HORSIN AROUND Dressage Icon, George Williams, is grinning from ear to ear as he returns from a suc-
cessful European Tour as the USEF National Dressage Youth Coach who guided his high performance Young Riders to personal bests. But that is not the only grin to be Gardy Bloemers is also grinning from ear to ear as Williams, her long time dresevents and isseen. available for a maximum sage of 180 guests with a and kitchenhis suitable for catering, for more information contact Susan Rives trainer, wife, Roberta, have relocated their Williams Dressage, LLC, to club member responsible for events, at email@example.com. Bloemers newly developed Stave Mill Farm as a northern base of operation.
wn and had we delayed the the Hunt Club and insured
Also The Keswick Hunt Club held its first foxhunting clinic on August 5th at Tivoli Farm in the Keswick environs.The Keswick Hunt Club had it's first (and hopefully not it's last!) foxhunting clinic on August 5th at the Coleman's Tivoli Farm. Will Coleman, Jr. conducted the jumping sessions for the clinic on a beautiful cross country course set up by his father, Will Sr., MFH, who also conducted the non-jumping session. Read all about these horsin around happenings on page 12 and 13!
Tony Vanderwarker and Bonnie Matheson send us their monthly stories; Sam Johnson sends us another fun recipe for “Popcorn”; The Paramount Theater elects four new officers “on board”; The Piedmont Environmental Council has a big summer placing 4500 acres into conservation easements; Art and Lee Beltrone look back over the years with their “Vietnam Graffiti”; Suzanne Nash sends her reviews for August reading; and the always popular “Properties on the Market” page feature a few of the always desirable Keswick properties. Read all in the current issue , get all the back issues online at www.keswicklife.com – Don’t forget to send in your letters, comments and suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org!
MLS 591806 $3,250,000 $2,500,000
Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439 Murdoch.Matheson@Sothebysrealty.com
OVERHEARD OVERHEARD By the Numbers 2 days 2 bulldozers
Removed the old Keswick Hunt Club Barn to make way for the new home for the horses!
Congratulations to our 2019 Men's Member-Guest Golf Tournament Winners James Flight Champions & Overall Champions - Todd Goodale and Ted Bohlin "Mallet Madness" Putting Champions: Jeff Shriver & Kim Albers Chickahominy Flight Champions: Chris Hinchcliff & Brian Helms Potomac Flight Champions: J.R. Hadley & Gus Hansborough Rappahannock Flight Champions: Austin Jones & Justin Mayers Shenandoah Flight Champions: Bill Hunt & Jeff Rogers Rivanna Flight Champions: Francis Johnson & Chad Freeman Appomattox Flight Champions: Jeff Shriver & Kim Albers Rapidan Flight Champions: Higgins & Gordan Caudle Mattaponi Flight Champions: Don Sundgren & Glen Good
Pictured above :” Demolitioning” - (l-r) Barclay Rives, Paul Wilson; Jeff Woodall, Sandy Rives and Peter Twylor
Licensed The Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles is teaming up with the University of Virginia to share the excitement of the men’s basketball team’s success by offering a limited-edition license plate featuring a 2019 national championship logo.
Pictured above: Golf Tournament Winners James Flight Champions & Overall Champions Todd Goodale and Ted Bohlin
The plate is available for purchase at any DMV customer service center, mobile office or online at dmvNOW.com. The plate is $25 annually, plus the cost of the registration, and can be personalized for an additional $10.
Recently seen Published in the New York Times this month-
On and Off The Market New to the market this time around is 6478 Gordonsville Road “Kesmont” with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 5414 sf on 47 acres at $1.495m. 411 Keswick Glen Drive with 3 beds, 4.5 baths and 4140 sf on 1.7 acres at 499.8k. 3432 Keswick Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 4206 sf on 7 acres at $699.95k and 1304 Beaver Dam Court with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2757 sf on 87 acres at $925k. There were 5 new townhomes in Rivanna Ridge. In Glenmore, 3416 Carroll Creek Road with 6 beds, 5 baths and 4896 sf on 1.1 acres at $895k. 3220 Heathcote Lane with 4 beds, 4 baths and 5385 sf at $678k. 3290 Melrose Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4161 sf at $829k Sold was 849 Club Drive in Keswick Este with 5 beds, 4+ baths and 7382 sf on 2.4 acres at $2.750m sold for $2.175m in 754 days. 1152 Beaver Dam Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2128 sf on 4.1 acres at $334.9k and sold for that in 16 days. 6150 Louisa Road, “Sweetwater Stables”, with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 2557 sf on 3.5 acres at $660k and sold for $646k in 33 days. 4504 Turkey Sag Rd, “Seven Springs Farm”, with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 5166 sf on 40 acres at $1.375m sold for $1.302m. 237 Campbell Road with 3 beds, 2 baths and 1856 sf on 15.4 acres at $494.7k sold for $480k in 19 days. 692 Campbell Road with 2 beds, 1 bath and 1120 sf on 8 acres at $330k sold for $315k in 12 days. 6556 Gordonsville Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 5881 sf on 20 acres at $995k sold for that in 5 days .4409 Bunker Hill Road with 2 beds, 1 bath and 960 sf on 3.6 acres at $139k sold for $135k in 3 days. 2417 Palmer Drive, Black Cat Cabin, in Keswick Estate with 2 beds, 2 baths and 2000 sf on 4.1 acres at $795 sold for that is 19 days. 3 homes sold in Rivanna Village. In Glenmore 1362 Sandown Lane with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3650 sf at $895k sold for $795k in 214 days. 3506 Glasgow Lane with 4 beds,4.5 baths and 3658 sf at $659k, sold for $595k in 83 days. 1534 Kinross Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2505 sf at $589k, sold for $560k in 12 days. 3080 Darby Road with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4843 sf at $779k, sold at $705k in 60 days. 1451 Bremberton Lane with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 2929 sf at $549k sold for $537k in 64 days. 3235 Melrose Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4575 sf at $645k sold for 565k in 303 days. 1985 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4457 sf at $480k for that in 4 days. Reduced were 3382 Keswick Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2500 sf on 1.2 acres from $599.9k to $549.9k. 4990 Turkey Sag Road with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3089 sf on 7.8 acres from $849.9k to $829.9k in 52 days. 1032 Holly Ridge Road with 2 beds, 1 bath and 1283 sf on 3 acres from $240k to $236k in 184 days. 2645 High Fields Road, “Water Harp Retreat”, with 2 beds, 1 bath and 1318 sf on 12.7 acres from $435k to $399k in 132 days. In Glenmore 1418 Darley Row with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3438 ft from $699.9k to $649.9k. 3410 Cotswold Lane with 5 beds, 3.5 baths and 4111 sf from $659k to $599k in 152 days. 3524 Glasgow Lane with 5 beds, 3.5 baths and 5082 sf from $750k to $699k in 134 days. 1318 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3+ baths and 5082 sf from $599k to $550k in 143 days. 3221 Avebury Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3405 sf from $599k to $528k in 119 days.
UVA license plates are part of DMV’s revenue-sharing program; $15 of the $25 fee is returned to the University to support student scholarships. With two other designs already in circulation, UVA has received more than $1.9 million from the revenue-sharing program since it was established in 1992.
James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds. Their 9 homes went under contract in Rivanna Ridge. In Keswick Estate a 2.4 acres golf front lot on Fairway Drive Descendants Still Live Next Door. at $325k and in Glenmore 3620 Newbridge Road with 5
“License plates are traveling billboards, so this is a great way for fans to show their school spirit while supporting student scholarships,” DMV Commissioner Richard D. Holcomb said. “The limited-edition plates won’t be available forever, so fans are encouraged to get theirs soon.”
Read in The New York Times: https://apple.news/ AV8h6kip6RdiX1PV7uuBM8g
A small African-American community has existed less than 10 miles from the president’s former plantation for generations. Only recently has the full extent of their relationship been revealed.
beds, 5+ baths and 7066 sf from $885k to $799k in 113 days. 3420 Cesford Grange with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 7080 sf from $890k to $749k in 437 days. 3369 Darby Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2698 sf at $565k in 13 days
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What: Great Meadow International Where: Great Meadow, The Plains, Va. When: August 22-25
Mark your calendars! Save the dates! Don’t be late! What: Shaken not Stirred Where: Woodland Pavilion When: Friday, August 23rd: 6 - 8 pm
What: Racing Returns Where: Colonial Downs When: August 8th - September 7th Led by the $250,000 Virginia Derby (G3), Colonial Downs announced its 2019 stakes schedule for the 15day race meeting, August 8 – September 7, which will include $1.8 million in stakes purses as flat racing returns to Virginia for the first time since 2013. TAn initial 15-day season will begin August 8th this year and continue thru September 7th. Racing will be held every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 5 PM, with a special Labor Day matinee card on Monday September 2nd at 1 PM.hrough the investment of the Colonial Downs Group, Colonial Downs has been reestablished for the 2019 season. Located between Richmond and Williamsburg, Colonial Downs will offer daily purses averaging a minimum of $500,000, which will comprise an approximate $7.5 million in total purses allocated for the meeting. has a new sense of momentum and optimism courtesy of 3,000 historical horse racing (HHR) terminals that will be placed at the track and at future Rosie’s Gaming Emporium Centers in Richmond, Vinton, Hampton and Chesapeake. The HHR machines allow players to wager past horse races on slot machine-like terminals that have various themed games. Payoffs are still determined through parimutuel pools. This new revenue stream has led to the return of racing at Colonial Downs, which originally opened in 1997. For more details on Colonial Downs, visit colonialdowns.com. See you at the races!
What: The Future of our Landscapes Where: Paramount Theater When: September 8th-3-6:30
The Piedmont Master Gardeners Association and Virginia Cooperative Extension Present: The Future of our Landscapes in a Changing Environment
LIVING IN THE HUMAN AGE, by Dennis Dimick, former picture and environment editor for National Geographic BIRDS, BEES, FLOWERS, TREES: How Climate change Affects Life-Cycle Events in Nature by Jeremy S. Hoffman, Ph.D, Climate Scientist, Science Museum of Virginia MASTER OF CEREMONY: Francis (Frank) J.Reilly Jr., Senior Consultant and Research Fellow, Logistics Management Institute and Principal Scientist, The Reilly Group Join us to discover the unfolding impacts of climate change on our world and on plants and animals here in Virginia, including species loss, pollinator declines, and erratic growing seasons. 7.
Five Rings Eventing, LLC welcomes MARS EQUESTRIAN™ Sponsorship, a division of Mars, Incorporated, as the new Title Sponsor of the Great Meadow International CIC2,3 and 4*-S. The Great Meadow International returns to the Plains, August 22-25, 2019.Now in its 5th year, the Great Meadow International (GMI) has been repackaged into a larger competitor and spectator-based event offering three levels of international competition. The event features Olympic-level riders and horses in what can best be described as an equestrian triathlon. In addition to the equestrian competition, the 2019 GMI will highlight all things related to our canine companions. Leashed dogs are welcome and can enjoy amenities including a “VIP’ – “Very Important Pouch” cooling tent with swag, treat samples, and more especially for your best four legged friend. Other additions to the event schedule include canine demonstrations and dogfriendly programming and educational events for th... Moreover, GMI will run not only as an FEI four-star competition (CCI4*-S) but also offer three-star and twostar levels (CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S). Adding these additional levels will increase the event to over 200 horses and four days of competition. This new date puts the Great Meadow International at the start of the autumn season, making it a launching point for FEI competitors preparing for the CCI-L season.Also for 2019, competitors will see the results of significant investments made in the footing that began in the summer of 2018.
Brandon Dillard, Christian Tenney TICKETS $85 Join Brandon Dillard and Christian Tenney for an awesome evening of imbibing history! This event has it . all. From spicy stories of drinks and drams to sips and samples of historical recipes, participants will enjoy cocktail demos while learning about the origins of these mixtures and the role they played at Monticello. There’s much to share! Did you know, for example, that Peter Jefferson bought Shadwell (Thomas’ boyhood home) for a bowl of punch? You’re on the evening program as well! Partakers will craft a concoction of their own, using a selection of ingredients provided to inspire budding mixologists. Prizes for the best creation? Of course! Local bar celeb judges? You bet! Don your best tavern get-up and make your way to Monticello for an interactive evening of good cheer. The event includes a sumptuous spread from our Farm Table café, alcoholic (or not) beverages, tastings and contest ingredients. Convenient parking is available at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center at Monticello. So Prost! A Votre Santé! Salute and salud! See you at the bar!
What: Shaken not Stirred Where: Clifton Inn When: August 20th and September 16th In celebration of our 2019 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence, The Clifton is hosting a series of Wine Dinners featuring Chef Matthew B o u s q u e t ’s c u l i n a r y masterpieces and the best of our wine cellar. Join us! The Clifton’s re-awakened wine cellar is now filled with bottles from regions that may have originally populated the cellar in 1799 - when it was constructed as a home for Thomas Jefferson’s daughter, Martha Jefferson, and her husband, Thomas Mann Randolph. Guests will now find delightful vintages of Champagne, Burgundy, Madeira, the northern Rhône, Piemonte, and even local Virginia Cider. With each seasonal event taking place at The Clifton and throughout Charlottesville,we invite you to get swept up in the unique spirit and ambiance of one of the most historic hotels in Virginia.
What: Somerset Steam & Gas Pasture Party Where: Fairfield View Dairy Farm, Somerset, VA When: September 8,9 and 10th 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
August 20th: Rose 6:00-9:00pm, Reservations required, Price: $95++ September 16th: Pinot Noir 6:00-9:00pm, Reservations required, Price: $95++
503 Faulconer Drive Charlottesville, VA 22903 Office: 434.295.1131 Fax: 434.293.7377
MCLFarm, EAN FAULCONER INC. Estate and Residential Brokers
The right realtor makes all the difference!
◆ CARAPAN ◆
Exquisite English Country home on premiere 2.5 acres in Keswick Estates. Very private with lovely views of the golf course and distant mountains. The architecturally designed, 7,000+ square foot residence offers a beautiful, light-filled, spacious living room, dining room, gourmet kitchen, library with limestone fireplace surround, luxurious master complete with dressing room and office, media room, and 4 additional bedrooms. Built with the highest quality materials and workmanship. MLS#451592 $1,650,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250
◆ MECHUNK CREEK FARM ◆ 216 private Keswick acres, 10 miles from town. Traditional circa 1910 home, 6-bedroom, completely modernized. 23-stall stable, large equipment barn, 2 lakes. PRIVATE AND CLOSE. MLS#590458 $3,200,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
◆ GLENMORE CLUB ◆ Spectacular estate home in private setting with long-range views down course fairways. Features include 6-bedrooms, 7000+ fin. sq/ft., spacious rooms, high vaulted ceilings, elegant stone and stucco exterior. MLS#589447 $1,629,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
◆ LAFAYETTE ◆ Tucked in a quiet and peaceful setting down a delightfully tree-lined lane is this attractive, three-story clapboard house. First floor master suite, five additional bedrooms on 91 gently rolling acres, great views, stream. MLS#574119 $2,395,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863
◆ LA FOURCHE ◆ Historic, circa 1788, gem in the heart of Keswick, restored and updated. Main house with attached tavern and party barn on 4 acres. Views of Southwest Mountains. Minutes to Charlottesville and UVA. MLS#587033 $2,250,000 C. Dammann, 434.981.1250
◆ STONY POINT ◆ Special sanctuary-12.7 acres, very private and tranquil, only 10 miles to Charlottesville. Onelevel cottage, open floor plan, sunroom, large deck with view to lovely mountain stream running through the land. MLS#587733 $399,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
◆ ARCOURT ◆ French-inspired, custom stone home on 22 acres in Keswick Hunt Country with superb construction and details. Three-stall stable; spacious carriage home; fenced for horses in a beautiful, private setting. MLS#588398 $2,345,000 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076
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Final renovation have begun on the Keswick Hunt Club.. Final renovation have begun Keswick Hunthave Club.. renovations have clubhouse, begun on the Keswick Hunt Club. To date, the members have their and the hounds their kennel. To date, the members haveustheir clubhouse, andNow, the hounds have their kennel. What connects all are the horses. it’s their turn. What connects us all are the horses. Now, it’s their turn. The final phase of the Keswick Hunt Club renovation is now underway. Recently, demolition crews removed oldof horse barn andHunt beganClub site work for a newly barn. Uhler and Company, the The final the phase the Keswick renovation is nowdesigned underway. Recently, demolition crews capable team who performed the clubhouse and kennel renovation, will build the new structure. removed the old horse barn and began site work for a newly designed barn. Uhler and Company, the
capable team who performed the clubhouse and kennel renovation, will build the new structure. The old KHC hunt staff barn was built in the 1970s and was dedicated to the memory of Miss Jamie Terrillstaff (MFH 1937-1945). aged wooden shedtorow JakeofCarle, The old KHC hunt barn was built It inreplaced the 1970sanand was dedicated the barn. memory Miss (MFH Jamie 1964-2000) noticed a similar barn being constructed, thought it would suit the hunt (MFH club’s Terrill (MFH 1937-1945). It replaced an aged wooden shed row barn. Jake Carle, needs, and noticed consulted with the builders. Jake and Kennel Huntsman Joe Collins modified 1964-2000) a similar barn being constructed, thought it would suit the hunt club’s the design, to include a wash stall and tack room with running water, amenities lacking needs, and consulted with the builders. Jake and Kennel Huntsman Joe Collins modified in previous structure. Thestall barn’s construction involved some of the same crew who thethe design, to include a wash and tack room with running water, amenities lacking had built the show ring grandstand. Unfortunately, that barn has fallen into disrepair. in the previous structure. The barn’s construction involved some of the same crew who The walls near the clubhouse have collapsed stalls, resulting in had wooden built theretaining show ring grandstand. Unfortunately, that barninto has the fallen into disrepair. wet, muddy footings. Attempts to create additional space for storage and a whelping pen The wooden retaining walls near the clubhouse have collapsed into the stalls, resulting in have also failed. AfterAttempts serving the club for almost 50space years, barn has the pen end wet, muddy footings. to create additional forthe storage andreached a whelping of its useful life and no longer can provida safe and healthy environment for our horses. have also failed. After serving the club for almost 50 years, the barn has reached the end of its useful life and no longer can provida safe and healthy environment for our horses.
Pictured above : The old KHC barn built in the 1970’s and dedicated to the memory Miss: Jamie Terrill. serving the club forand almost 50 years Pictured of above The old KHC After barn built in the 1970’s dedicated to the the barn has reached the end of its usefulness memory of Miss Jamie Terrill. After serving the club for almost 50 years the
In the process of planning facility, a group of board members spent barn has reached the endaofnew its usefulness much time considering its placement. They carefully analyzed the In the process of planning a new facility, a group of board members spent possibility of constructing a free -standing barn in different parts of the much time considering its placement. They carefully analyzed the lower riding ring while building a new Huntsman’s cottage on the site of possibility of constructing a free -standing barn in different parts of the the old barn. While a number of these ideas had merit, the committee lower riding ring while building a new Huntsman’s cottage on the site of concluded thatWhile the most cost-effective plan, both in merit, terms of construction the old barn. a number of these ideas had the committee costs and ongoing maintenance, was to combine living quarters and a concluded that the most cost-effective plan, both in terms of construction new barn in one structure. Its placement also creates an efficient layout costs and ongoing maintenance, was to combine living quarters and a for care the horses hounds. newthe barn inand oneoversight structure.of Itsboth placement alsoand creates an efficient layout for the care and oversight of both the horses and hounds.
Pictured above : A drawing of the new barn featuring seven stalls, a washroom , tackroom, storage and bathroom. It will: A also includeofa the spacious livingfeaturing space onseven the second for the huntsman. Pictured above drawing new barn stalls,floor a washroom , tackroom, storage and bathroom. It will also include a spacious living space on the second floor for the huntsman. The new barn will feaure a standing seam metal gambrel roof, seven horse stalls, a washroom, aThe tack room, and aa standing bathroom. Themetal structure will roof, also include a spacious space new barnstorage will feaure seam gambrel seven horse stalls, aliving washroom, on the second floor with a new kitchen, two baths, three bedrooms and an open living area a tack room, storage and a bathroom. The structure will also include a spacious living space which connects to a roof deck overlooking the mountains. For the barn itself, we will reassemble on the second floor with a new kitchen, two baths, three bedrooms and an open living area the extraordinarily high quality stall components from thebarn Merifield’s that were which connects to a roof deck overlooking the mountains. For the itself, weBarn will reassemble generously donated by its owner. the extraordinarily high quality stall components from the Merifield’s Barn that were generously donated by its owner. Pictured above : The view of the Southwest Mountains from the barn site Pictured above : The view of the Southwest Mountains from the barn site Construction on the new barn has commenced, and we hope to have a functioning horse barn at the end of the year. Finishing the living quarters will require additional fund raising and willnew only be completed if we have thehope money to do aso. The go/nohorse go decision occur in October. years ago when the current board Construction on the barn has commenced, and we to have functioning barn atwill the end ofsometime the year. Finishing theTwo living quarters will require additional assembled, they identified the need to put the club and its facilities on a firm footing for the next generation. They are close to achieving this goal and creating one of the fund raising and will only be completed if we have the money to do so. The go/no go decision will occur sometime in October. Two years ago when the current board finest hunt club facilities in the country. Let us highlight the final phase of the club renovation. assembled, they identified the need to put the club and its facilities on a firm footing for the next generation. They are close to achieving this goal and creating one of the
finest hunt club facilities in the country. Let us highlight the final phase of the club renovation. To date, they have raised approximately $450k for the barn and lodging structure from a number of generous donors. Many of them have purchased stalls at $50k in honor of horses. Others have$450k purchased or otherstructure horse-related Weof need to raise another $150k to finish barn and living quarters. We To their date, children they haveorraised approximately for thehalf barnstalls and lodging from aitems. number generous donors. Many of them havethe purchased stalls at $50k in honor encourage the broad membership to participate. Please call Will Coleman (434-962-1902 e: email@example.com) or Peter Taylor (804-334-6137 e: firstname.lastname@example.org) of their children or horses. Others have purchased half stalls or other horse-related items. We need to raise another $150k to finish the barn and living quarters. We for more details. Finishing the renovation is vitally important our hunt, the community and the future of the club. encourage the broad membership to participate. Please call WilltoColeman (434-962-1902 e: email@example.com) or Peter Taylor (804-334-6137 e: firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details. Finishing the renovation is vitally important to our hunt, the community and the future of the club. Foxhunters often describe how important our sport is, not only to its immediate participants, but to all the members of the surrounding community. A mention in the first chapter of Barclay Rives book, 100 year the Keswick Hunt Club” states the importance of members the Keswick Hunt Club to the Keswick environs. Foxhunters often describe how “The important ourHistory sport is,of not only to its immediate participants, but to all the of the surrounding community. A mention in the first
“Since establishment of the“The Keswick HuntHistory Club, the desirability this Club” sectionstates of Keswick for residence been quite andenvirons. the price of lands has chapterthe of Barclay Rives book, 100 year of the Keswickof Hunt the importance of thepurposes Keswickhas Hunt Club to manifest, the Keswick more than and inofmany cases tripled a position to predict for ourselves a delightful present and a has limitless future.” “Since the doubled establishment the Keswick Hunt....we Club,are theindesirability of this section of Keswick for residence purposes been quite manifest, and the price of lands has more than doubled and in many cases tripled ....we are in a position to predict for ourselves a delightful present and a limitless future.”
All Keswickians can enjoy what the Keswick Hunt Club has to offer. To date, the members have their clubhouse, and the hounds have their kennel. What connects us all the horses.can Now, it’swhat their the turn. Let’s getHunt the final and finished. Allare Keswickians enjoy Keswick Clubphase has tofunded offer. To date, the members have their clubhouse, and the hounds have their kennel. What connects us
all are the horses. Now, it’s their turn. Let’s get the final phase funded and finished. We have made great progress at the Keswick Hunt Club over the last 12 months, and we sincerely thank all of those who have made this possible. The future looks bright, and we are certain theprogress best is yet to come.Take a moment , come the12Hunt Cluband andwe seesincerely the finalthank phaseall of of thethose renovation. Youmade will be proudThe andfuture amazed to see the We have made great at the Keswick Hunt Club over theby last months, who have thistruly possible. looks bright, transition of your Keswick Hunt Club.. and we are certain the best is yet to come.Take a moment , come by the Hunt Club and see the final phase of the renovation. You will be truly proud and amazed to see the 8. of your Keswick Hunt Club.. 98.transition JULY 2019
Preserving a Proud Tradition
Excerpted from Piedmont Virginian, June 2019 photographs by Lynne Brubaker What do you do with a 125-year old building with a crumbling foundation, sagging joists, leaky plumbing and bowed out walls? The fact that the ceiling had no insulation and a black metal roof probably saved the entire roof from caving in after huge snowstorms over the years. A structural engineer pointed out that the tie rods running across the interior were the only structural elements holding the club together and deemed the club “structurally insufficient.” The question was: do you tear it down and rebuild it from the ground up? Or do you raise an extra half million dollars to restore it? To the members of the Keswick Hunt Club, there was no question. The building was so intertwined with the community everyone agreed it had to be saved. And not simply saved, but completely restored, the interior to be identical to what it looked like when it was first built in 1896—with the exception of the antiquated kitchen and decrepit bathrooms. To add space, a porch on one side of the club was to be enclosed and a terrace added to the porch on the other side. Otherwise, everything would be the same. Turns out the contractor selected for the renovation had his work cut out for him. Not only were the walls leaning outward but the original timber foundation had been totally undermined by generations of groundhogs who unbeknownst to us had joined the club over the years. To straighten the bowing walls, they had to pour new footers and install 4” steel posts on top of them along the façade and sidewalls of the club and join them together with more steel posts running up the roof so that the entire club was encased in a steel superstructure. Putting on a new roof, replacing the siding and original interior bead board concealed the steel framework so the club looked exactly the same as it did when it was built 122 years before. Except now it had an up to date kitchen, new bathrooms, HVAC and is wheelchair accessible. At 6 PM on February 23 of this year, a hundred and forty pairs of eyes blinked and went wide as Hunt Club members walked through the front door of the renovated club. People were agog at the sight of the gleaming floor, the new porch dining room created from the former storage room and kitchen, the new curtains festooned with hunting scenes, and the 137 photos hanging on the walls which had been cleaned, reframed, captioned and hung in orderly groups on the walls. As people toured the renovation, they were delighted by the men’s and ladies rooms, fresh, clean and roomy with new lighting and handicap accessibility, the gleaming kitchen, new hallways painted a light cream color and finally the new heating and air conditioning systems which brought the hundred and twenty-two year-old club into the twenty-first century. The musty, tired interior had been given a facelift and makeover without losing any of its character. Everything felt familiar but refreshed, like an old friend showing up in a sparkling new outfit. Arnold and Ernest (the Club’s longtime bartenders) were back behind the bar that had been lowered and refinished and the faded green naugahyde front removed and Judy and Marika (Arnold and Ernest’s wives) were enjoying the spacious new kitchen. Earlier, when Judy first walked in, tears came to her eyes as she took in the sight. Everyone involved in the project deserves hearty congratulations, from the board who initiated the project, to the club member who helmed the decorating committee, the member who supervised the project, the team from the contractor Uhler Design/Build, and the member who had the photos reframed and captioned and the countless members who stepped up with donations of furniture and put in the time volunteering to assist in the renovation and in the previous week had swarmed over the club readying it for the opening. As it turned out, the structure was close to falling down and had we delayed the project much longer, it just might have. But together we saved the Hunt Club and insured that it will be around for at least another hundred years. Now updated, the club has already hosted member events and is available for rent for weddings, rehearsal dinners and meetings. Seating a maximum of 180 guests with a kitchen suitable for catering, for more information contact Susan Rives (Barclay’s sister-in-law—we like to keep it in the family), the club member responsible for events, at email@example.com.
Kat Imhoff, President & CEO, The Montpelier Foundation, will step down this fall.
Dennis A. Kernahan, Chairman, The Montpelier Foun-
lier she worked to gather financial support to bring to life the character of one of our most important founders and provide for the preservation of the home of James and Dolley Madison. While I am sorry to see Kat leave Montpelier, which The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation has supported over many years, I have the highest regard for her energy, devotion and commitment. I know that her interests in conservation are of paramount importance to her. She accomplished so much in 7 years at Montpelier and it has benefitted from her leadership.” stated Joseph Erdman, Trustee, The Joseph and Robert Cornell Memorial Foundation.
dation, announced on Monday, July 22nd that Kat Imhoff will be leaving Montpelier this fall to continue the pursuit of her interests in conservation and preservation. In conjunction with James Madison’s Montpelier, the National Trustfor Historic Preservation and the Piedmont Environmental Council (PEC), Montpelier recently placed an additional 1,024 acres under permanentconservation easement bringing the total to 1,900 acres of protected historical land set aside for all to enjoy. In making the announcement, Kernahan noted that: “Over the last seven years Kat’s leadership has transformed Montpelier. She recognized the obligation of Montpelier to address the legacy of slavery through a forthright reappraisal of the contradiction between the principles of liberty and the reality of human bondage. She advanced appreciation of core Constitutional principles through innovative educational programming. She championed stewardship of Montpelier’s natural and cultural resources resulting in a landmark conservation easement. She raised record contributions to advance and sustain Montpelier’s work. She welcomed the community to enjoy this magnificent property. I deeply admire Kat and look forward to her enthusiastic support of Montpelier over the next several years.” The Montpelier Foundation excelled under Kat’s leadership from when she began in December 2012.
She crisscrossed the country speaking about James Madison, the father of the Constitution of the United States, and is among the first generation of women to oversee all aspects of a national historic site. Montpelier has become a leader in the research of slavery and garnered theattention of patriotic philanthropist David M.Rubenstein, whose $11 M gift jumpstarted efforts to resconstruct the history of slavery at Montpelier and to furnish James Madison’s historic home. “Kat brilliantly and tirelessly led the effort to restore and transform Montpelier. James Madison is no doubt looking down proudly on one of his legacies.” said David Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group, Washington, D.C. “Since Kat arrived at Montpe-
Kat is a valued member of the Montpelier leadership team and the Charlottesville/Orange communities. She will continue to foster strong relationships across the many communities and institutions she has worked with. A tribute to this work was recently mentioned by Jacqueline B. Mars, “Kat Imhoff has been a blessing to Montpelier. Her accomplishments have been too numerous to mention. She has many fans and supporters of which I am one of the most devoted. I am sure that she will be a success no matter what she turns to.”
KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - July 2019
HORSIN AROUND HORSIN' AROUND Dressage Icon George Williams Returns from Successful European Tour relocating Williams Dressage, LLC northern base at Stave Mill Farm Dressage Icon, George Williams, is grinning from ear to ear as he returns from a successful European Tour as the USEF National Dressage Youth Coach who guided his high performance Young Riders to personal bests at the Compiegne CDI 3* in France and at the Future Champions Nations Cup in Hagen, Germany. But that is not the only ear to ear grin to be seen. Gardy Bloemers is also grinning from ear to ear as Williams, her long time dressage trainer, and his wife, Roberta, have relocated their Williams Dressage, LLC, utilizing Bloemers newly developed Stave Mill Farm as a northern base of operation. Both Nick and I are so excited to have the opportunity to have both George and Roberta base their dressage training business at our farm in Esmont over the spring, summer and fall. I have had the opportunity to work with them over the last five years and I am impressed by their professionalism, competence and love for the horse. My intent is to have a first class dressage training facility for students and their horses who want to trailer in or come in and stay for several days, weeks or months to work with Williams Dressage.” George, who represented the US on many International teams including Nations Cups and the World Cup, may perhaps be best known for his exquisitely harmonious relationship with the 17 hand, black, lop eared Westphalian mare, Rocher. Together, they set US records and commanded both a European and American fan base ultimately earning them a well-deserved place in the United States Dressage Federation Hall of Fame. No other horse/rider combination has won the coveted Dressage at Devon Freestyle three times and to this day over a decade later, their high score in the Freestyle at Dressage at Devon still stands. Known for their integrity and quiet Classical teaching styles, the Williams’ are big proponents of giving back and George is the past President of the USDF recently retiring due to term limits. His eighteen years of volunteer service make him the longest serving officer in USDF history. His many other volunteer efforts includes being the past Chair of the USEF High Performance Committee, member of the USEF Board of Directors, the USEF Hearing Committee, and the USEF Planning Committee. Not to be caught with extra time on his hands, George travels to Lausanne, Switzerland after being named as the only American on the FEI Dressage Committee. The FEI is the worldwide governing body for horse sports.
Roberta, a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, whose early roots were in hunter/jumpers and foxhunting, is also a devoted volunteer. She has been the Chair of the USDF FEI Junior/Young Rider Committee for nearly two decades. She is also a member of the USDF Historical Committee, the USEF Para Equestrian Sport Committee and on the Editorial Board of the “Connections” magazine.
Together, over the years, they have shaped many of the current US Dressage programs that are in place and which serve as a pipeline from the grass roots through to high performance both for youth and adults. George was the major force behind the establishment of the US Dressage Finals, which showcases and gives Adult Amateurs a platform in Dressage. While high performance is what first comes to mind in their students; they are passionate about teaching “those who want to learn”. It is the “light bulb moment” that is the inspiration for someone who loves to teach, and train says Roberta. “We have had riders go to World Cup in Frankfurt and Nations Cups in Europe, and Adult Amateurs win at the Regionals and the Dressage Finals. I know, I know, there is nothing like a blue ribbon, but honestly, it is when that one ride really clicks. That suddenly it is the understanding of all you have been saying. It doesn’t matter if it is a 49% or a 99%. There is nothing better than when that light bulb goes on.” There aren’t just two in Williams Dressage. There are three. George and Roberta have a daughter, Noel, who is also a part of the Williams Dressage Team. Noel is a USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist in her own right. Like her father, she has high score records that have yet to be eclipsed. Noel and the stallion, Pik L, hold the highest Individual FEI Junior Team Championship score, earned the year the 17-year-old Noel was named the USEF FEI Junior National Champion. It was the same year that George was the USEF Grand Prix National Champion on Rocher. When then USEF President, David O’Connor, presented their awards, he stated it was the first time a father and daughter had shared the same stage in the history of USEF. Although Noel is based in Florida, she was recently seen quietly taking blue ribbons at the Virginia Horse Center with a few of her very nice young horses. Jeni Gaffney, DVM a student of the Williams had this to say: “Williams Dressage has transformed dreams and goals into reality for myself and my family. She helped me find a schoolmaster, to be my partner in dance, and made my dream come true! They are also the complete package for adult amateur and young riders. Roberta focuses on the rider’s seat and biomechanics, while George focuses on the horse and the competition picture. Noel mapped out the choreography for my Freestyle in what seemed like a blink of an eye. Roberta and I discussed that I wanted to achieve my USDF Gold medal. Both George, and Roberta have ridden down centerline with me at the CDI at Devon, and the US Dressage Finals.” Gaffney’s son, Colin, has also benefited from Williams Dressage. Now a young three star Eventer, all three helped him prepare for his Pony Club A rating, coached him in dressage at numerous events and coached him to his USDF Silver Medal. No surprise that Colin has a special bond with the Williams’ - George lent Colin his shadbelly for his first one-star event. The Williams’ might be making a quiet entry into our area, but we know they are here… and boy, are we ever glad! APRIL 2015 Pictured above:(top left) Gardy and Nick Duke’s recently renovated Stave Hill barn and dressage arena; (right) George Williams. p
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With the opening of our new headquarters, right the main headquarters, right onon the main the opening of our new headquarters, right on the main street of a premiere equestrian street of a premiere equestrian headquarters, right on the main street of a premiere equestrian town just a short drive from town just a premiere short drive from street of equestrian town just a short drive from Washington, D.C., we indeed Washington, we indeed town just aD.C., short drive from Washington, D.C., we indeed haveananaccessible, accessible,visible visible have Washington, D.C., we indeed have an that accessible, visible presence welcoming presence that is is welcoming to to have an accessible, visible presence that is welcoming to all.all. presence that is welcoming to all. all. The culmination more than The culmination of of more than The culmination of more than three years of careful planning, three years of of careful The culmination ofplanning, more than three years careful planning, fundraising, and renovation, the fundraising, and renovation, the three years of careful planning, fundraising, and renovation, the updated building reflects the updated building reflects thethe fundraising, and renovation, the updated building reflects ideals of a well-built foxhound: ideals of a well-built foxhound: updated building reflects the ideals of a well-built foxhound: form follows function. Modern form follows function. Modern ideals of a well-built foxhound: form follows function. Modern meeting rooms for the MFHA meeting rooms forfor thethe MFHA form follows function. Modern meeting rooms MFHA board and committees; spacious board and committees; spacious meeting rooms for the MFHA board and committees; spacious office areas let our staff work office areas let our staff work board and committees; spacious office areas let our staff work more efficiently; inviting more efficiently; inviting office areas let our staff work more efficiently; inviting displays of artwork and informative materials share our history - all these displays artwork and informative materials share our history - all of of these more of efficiently; inviting displays of artwork and informative materials share our history - all of these architectural and decorative details directly improve our member services and our architectural decorative directly improve ourour member services our displays ofand artwork and details informative materials share our history - alland of these architectural and decorative details directly improve member services and our public outreach. public outreach. architectural and decorative details directly improve our member services and our public outreach. public outreach. The nearly two hundred-year-old building also offers flexibility host The nearly two hundred-year-old building also offers thethe flexibility to to host The nearly two hundred-year-old building also offers the flexibility to host educational meetings with Pony Clubs and youth groups, or one-on-one discussions educational meetings with Pony Clubs and youth groups, or or one-on-one discussions The nearly two hundred-year-old building also offers the flexibility to host educational meetings with Pony Clubs and youth groups, one-on-one discussions with Masters seeking recognition for new hunts other guidance. And of course, with Masters seeking recognition new hunts or or other guidance. And of course, educational meetings with Pony for Clubs and youth groups, or one-on-one discussions with Masters seeking recognition for new hunts or other guidance. And of course, in proper sporting spirit, there’s plenty of space both indoors and in the inviting in with proper sporting spirit, there’s plenty of of space - both indoors and inAnd thethe inviting Masters seeking recognition for new hunts or other guidance. ofinviting course, in proper sporting spirit, there’s plenty space both indoors and in garden - for socializing and telling some favorite stories from the field. garden for socializing and telling some favorite stories from the field. in proper sporting spirit, there’s plenty of space both indoors and in the inviting garden - for socializing and telling some favorite stories from the field. garden - for socializing and telling some favorite stories from the field. Our new home greets visitors Middleburg they enter town Route from Our new home greets visitors to to Middleburg as as they enter town onon Route 50 50 from Our new home greets visitors to Middleburg as they enter town on Route 50 from the east. With its nearly two hundred year history and ties to local leaders past and thethe east. With itsits nearly two hundred year history ties to to local leaders past Our new home greets visitors to Middleburg asand they enter town on Route 50and from east. With nearly two hundred year history and ties local leaders past and present, the mostly brick structure itself mirrors the enduring and adapting nature present, thethe mostly brick structure itself mirrors thethe enduring adapting nature the east. With its nearly two hundred year history and ties toand local leaders past and present, mostly brick structure itself mirrors enduring and adapting nature our sport. For enthusiasts from across North America and beyond, it’s an easyof of our sport. For enthusiasts from across North America and beyond, it’s an easypresent, the mostly brick structure itself mirrors the enduring and adapting nature of our sport. For enthusiasts from across North America and eager beyond, it’s an easyto-find, appealing statement that are proud and share our to-find, statement that wewe areNorth proud of of and eager to to share of our appealing sport. For enthusiasts from across America and beyond, it’s anour easyto-find, appealing statement that we are proud of and eager to share our contributions to country life, land conservation, and related values. contributions to to country life, land conservation, and related values. to-find, appealing statement that we are proud of and eager to share our contributions country life, land conservation, and related values. contributions to country life, land conservation, and related values. those folks who have experienced thrill a pack - they ForFor those folks who have notnot yetyet experienced thethe thrill of of a pack in in fullfull crycry - they For those folks who have not yet experienced the thrill of a pack in full cry - they now have a place to start. Our staff is in residence and ready to answer questions, now have a place to start. Our staff is in residence and ready to answer questions, For those folks who have not yet experienced the thrill of a pack in fullquestions, cry - they now have a place to start. Our staff is in residence and ready to answer share the stunning artwork and historical materials maintain, and generally share stunning and historical materials wewe maintain, and generally nowthe have a place artwork toartwork start. Our staff is in residence and ready to answer questions, share the stunning and historical materials we maintain, and generally join in the life of the community, as our member hunts in the area have done join in the life of the community, as our member hunts in the area have done forfor shareinthe stunning artwork and historical materials weinmaintain, and generally join the life of the community, as our member hunts the area have done for decades. The vision of our leaders who set out years ago to create a permanent decades. vision of of ourour leaders who setmember outout years ago tothe create permanent join in The theThe life of the community, aswho our hunts in areaahave done for decades. vision leaders set years ago to create a permanent headquarters been realized through this tangible and educational new home. headquarters hashas been realized through this tangible and educational home. decades. The vision of realized our leaders who set out years ago to createnew a new permanent headquarters has been through this tangible and educational home. We’re thrilled to be able to share artwork and historic items throughout the building. We’re thrilled to be able to realized share artwork and historic items throughout thethe building. headquarters has been through this tangible and educational new home. We’re thrilled to be able to share artwork and historic items throughout building. We’re thrilled to be able to share artwork and historic items throughout the building. And like any good hunt club, it took a selfless team contributors make And like any good hunt club, it took a selfless team of of contributors to to make thethe And like any good hunt club, it took a selfless team of contributors to make the vision a reality. It’s difficult to render foxhunters speechless but we’re struggling vision alike reality. difficult render foxhunters - but we’re struggling And anyIt’s good hunt to club, it took a selflessspeechless team of contributors tostruggling make the vision a reality. It’s difficult to render foxhunters speechless but we’re find words to express gratitude each and every one of you. also to to find theathe words to express ourour to to each and every one you. WeWe areare also vision reality. It’s difficult togratitude render foxhunters speechless -of but we’re struggling to find the words to express our gratitude to each and every one of you. We are also amazed to see the variety of talents and myriad ways in which our community amazed to see the variety of talents and myriad ways in which our community to find the words tovariety expressof our gratitude to each and every one of you. We are also amazed to see the talents and myriad ways in which our community showed support. Many folks graciously donated financially, we could enter showed itsits support. folks graciously financially, so so we could enter amazed to see theMany variety of talents anddonated myriad ways in which our community showed its support. Many folks graciously donated financially, so we could enter contracts and move forward on renovations. Others volunteered to organize hunter contracts and move forward on renovations. Others volunteered to organize hunter showed its support. Many folks graciously donated financially, to soorganize we couldhunter enter contracts and movepaces, forward onproceeds renovations. Others volunteered trials and hunter with benefitting our Hark Forward initiative. trials and hunter paces, with proceeds benefitting Hark Forward initiative. contracts and move forward on renovations. Othersour volunteered to organize hunter trials and hunter paces, with proceeds benefitting our Hark Forward initiative. Hundreds of hounds were entered fundraising performance trials. Masters and Hundreds of hunter hounds were entered in in fundraising performance Masters and trials and paces, with proceeds benefitting our Harktrials. Forward initiative. Hundreds of hounds were entered in fundraising performance trials. Masters and former Masters and Pony Clubs and hound shows and just about every related former Masters and Pony Clubs and hound shows and just about every related Hundreds of hounds were entered in fundraising performance trials. Masters and former Masters and Pony Clubs and hound shows and just about every related group and activity in between put aside their own budgets, and gave what they group and activity in between put aside their own budgets, and gave what they former Masters and Pony Clubs and hound shows and just about every related group and activity in between could create new home. put aside their own budgets, and gave what they could to to create ourour new group and activity in home. between could to create our new home. put aside their own budgets, and gave what they could to create our new home. Now that operational, hope you’ll make plans visit Washington, D.C., Now that it’sit’s operational, wewe hope you’ll make plans to to visit Washington, D.C., Now that it’s operational, we hope you’ll make plans to visit Washington, D.C., northern Virginia, Middleburg - and your new headquarters. The lights are on and northern Virginia, Middleburg and your new headquarters. The lights are on and Now thatVirginia, it’s operational, we hope you’ll make plans to visit Washington, D.C., northern Middleburg and your new headquarters. The lights are on and doors are open - we’d love to thank you in person! thethe doors are open we’d love to thank you in person! northern - and your new The lights are on and the doorsVirginia, are openMiddleburg - we’d love to thank you in headquarters. person! the doors are open - we’d love to thank you in person!
The Keswick Hunt Club had The Keswick Hunt Club had first (and hopefully not it's it'sit's first (and hopefully not it's The Keswick Hunt Club had it's first (and hopefully not it's last!) foxhunting clinic on last!) foxhunting clinic on it's firstfoxhunting (and hopefully not it's last!) clinic on August 5th at the Coleman's August 5th at the Coleman's last!) foxhunting clinic on August 5th at the Coleman's Tivoli Farm. Will Coleman, August 5thWill at the Coleman's Tivoli Farm. Coleman, Jr. Jr. Tivoli Farm. Will Coleman, Jr. conducted the jumping conducted jumping Tivoli Farm.the Will Coleman, Jr. conducted the jumping sessions for the clinic on a sessions for the clinic on a conducted the jumping sessions for the cliniccourse on a beautiful cross country beautiful cross course sessions forcountry the clinic on a beautiful cross country course up by his father, Will Sr., setset up by his father, Will Sr., beautiful cross country course set upwho by his father, Will Sr., MFH, also conducted the MFH, who also conducted the set upwho by his father, Will Sr., MFH, also conducted the non-jumping session. non-jumping MFH, who session. also conducted the non-jumping session. non-jumping session. The weather cooperated and The weather cooperated and The weather cooperated and the nineteen participants who theThe nineteen participants who weather cooperated and the nineteen participants who werefortunate fortunateenough enoughto to were the nineteen participants who were fortunate enough to attend one of the three sessions attend one of the three sessions were fortunate enough to attend one of the three sessions given from 8:30 to 12:30 had a given from 8:30 to 12:30 had a attend one of the three sessions given from 8:30 to 12:30 had a memorable learning memorable given from 8:30 to learning 12:30 had a memorable learning experience. There were another twelve "auditors" without horses and everyone experience. There were another tenten to to twelve "auditors" without horses and everyone memorable learning experience. There wereaanother ten to twelve "auditors" without horses and everyone attendance left with deeper sense of staying safe and having fun in the hunt field. in in attendance left with a deeper sense of staying safe and having fun in the hunt field. experience. There wereaanother ten to of twelve "auditors" andhunt everyone in attendance left with deeper sense staying safe andwithout having horses fun in the field. in attendance left with a deeper sense of staying safe and having fun in the hunt field. Will as accomplished Will Jr. Jr. is is accomplished anan Will Jr. isas as accomplished an instructor as he is a rider! instructor he is isa arider! Will Jr. isasas accomplished an instructor as he rider! Keswick is so fortunate to have Keswick is so fortunate to have instructor as he is a rider! Keswick is sohis fortunate to have someone caliber sharing someone ofisof his caliber sharing Keswick sohis fortunate to have someone of caliber sharing knowledge. hishis knowledge. someone of his caliber sharing his knowledge. his knowledge. Lunch was served porch Lunch was served onon thethe porch Lunch was served on the porch after the cross country clinic was after the cross country clinic was Lunch was served on the porch after the cross country clinic was prepared by Deedi Coleman. prepared by Deedi Coleman. after the cross clinic was prepared by country Deedithree Coleman. After the lunchThe KHC After thethe lunchThe three KHC prepared by Deedi Coleman. After lunchThe three KHC Joint Masters. Nancy Wiley, Joint Masters. Nancy Wiley, After the lunchThe threeWiley, KHC Joint Masters. Nancy Mary Motley Kalergis and Will Mary Motley Kalergis and Will Joint Masters. Nancy Wiley, Mary Motley Kalergis and Will Coleman talked about their Coleman talked about their Mary Motley Kalergis and Will Coleman talked about their expectations and priorities in the expectations and priorities in the Coleman talked about their expectations and priorities in the hunt field lively interesting hunt field AA lively interesting expectations and priorities in the hunt field A lively interesting conversation among all the conversation among all the hunt field A lively interesting conversation among all the participants followed. participants followed. conversation among all the participants followed. participants followed. Everyone Tivoli excited about upcoming 2019-2020 season andover over $2000 Everyone leftleft Tivoli excited about thethe upcoming 2019-2020 season and $2000 Everyone left Tivoli excited about the upcoming 2019-2020 season and over $2000 was raised towards the staff horse fund! was raised towards the staff horse fund! Everyone Tivolithe excited aboutfund! the upcoming 2019-2020 season and over $2000 was raisedleft towards staff horse was raised towards the staff horse fund! Pictured above:(Top) Three of the first session rode at 8:30 -pictured above.Will COleman, Pictured above:(Top) Three of the first session rode at 8:30 -pictured above.Will COleman, TiaTia Pictured above:(Top) Three of the first session rode at 8:30 -pictured above.Will COleman, Tia Schurecht and Annabelle Aron Schurecht and Annabelle Aron Pictured above:(Top) Three of the first session rode at 8:30 -pictured above.Will COleman, Tia Schurecht and Annabelle Aron (Bottom) Will Coleman,jr instructs Nicolette Merle-Smith at the 10:30 session (Bottom) Will Coleman,jr instructs Nicolette Merle-Smith at the 10:30 session Schurecht and Annabelle Aron (Bottom) Will Coleman,jr instructs Nicolette Merle-Smith at the 10:30 session (Bottom) Will Coleman,jr instructs Nicolette Merle-Smith at the 10:30 session
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The 2019 Theodora Randolph Field Hunter Championship (formerly North The 2019 Theodora A.A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship (formerly thethe North The 2019 Theodora A. Randolph Field Hunter Championship (formerly the North American Field Hunter Championship) will be held October 7-12, 2019. This event American Hunter bebe held October 7-12, 2019. This The 2019Field Theodora A.Championship) Randolph Fieldwill Hunter Championship (formerly theevent North American Field Hunter Championship) will held October 7-12, 2019. This event features four days of first field hunting privileges in beautiful Virginia hunt country features four days of of first field hunting privileges beautiful Virginia hunt country American Field Hunter Championship) will bein held October 7-12, 2019. This event features four days first field hunting privileges in beautiful Virginia hunt country with four outstanding packs: Middleburg Hunt, Bull Run Hunt, Loudoun Fairfax Hunt with four outstanding packs: Middleburg Hunt, Bull Run Hunt, Loudoun Fairfax Hunt features four days of first field hunting privileges in beautiful Virginia hunt country with four outstanding packs:In Middleburg Hunt, Bull Run Hunt, Loudounweek Fairfax Hunt and Piedmont Fox Hounds. addition, we have planned a wonderful of social and Piedmont Fox Hounds. In In addition, wewe have planned wonderful week of of social with four outstanding packs: Middleburg Hunt, Bull RunaHunt, Loudoun Fairfax Hunt and Piedmont Fox Hounds. addition, have planned a wonderful week social events.Mounted judges will ride with the competitors during the week and the events.Mounted judges will ride with the competitors during the week and the and Piedmont Fox Hounds. In addition, we have planned a wonderful week of social events.Mounted judges willatride with the competitors during the week and the Championship will be held Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Virginia on Saturday, Championship will bebe held at at Glenwood Middleburg, Virginia Saturday, events.Mounted judges will ride withPark the in competitors during the on week and the Championship will held Glenwood October 12 before the Virginia Fall Races. Park in Middleburg, Virginia on Saturday, October 12 before the Virginia Fall Races. Championship will be held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Virginia on Saturday, October 12 before the Virginia Fall Races. October 12 before the Virginia Fall Races. Entries now open and will accepted a first come, first served basis. This Entries areare now open and will bebe accepted onon a first come, first served basis. This Entries are now open and will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. This competition filled early last year and we were unable to accommodate many riders, as competition filled early last year and we were unable to accommodate many riders, as Entries are now and be accepted on a first first served basis. This competition filledopen early last will yearof and we wereWe unable to come, accommodate many riders, as we can only accept a maximum 60 entries. expect to fill prior to the close date of wewe cancan only accept maximum of of 60 entries. WeWe expect to accommodate fillfill prior to to thethe close date of as competition filleda early last year and we were unable many riders, only accept a maximum 60 entries. expect to prior close date of September 20, so please encourage your members to submit their entries early.This September 20,20, so so please encourage members to to submit entries early.This we can only accept a maximum of your 60your entries. 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• 1/2 cup of Popping corn • 1 tbsp oil (Use a neutral flavor oil like canola oil) • salt, to taste • 1/4 cup truffle oil • 3 tbsp minced fresh rosemary • 1/2 tsp of garlic powder
• Heat the oil, over medium heat, in a heavy bottomed pan with a lid. • Add 2-3 corn kernels in it. Once they pop, add the remaining corn kernels and close the pan. Shake the pan as often as you can, keeping the lid intact, till the popping sound stops. Switch off heat. • Add the salt, truffle oil, rosemary and garlic powder toss well. • For little fun you can also add fresh grated parmesan, trust me its great add.
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CONSERVATION A PEC Staff Report
The summer of 2019 has been productive and busy for The Piedmont Environmental Council in their efforts to protect Albemarle’s rural countryside from residential development. The owner of one major property in eastern Albemarle has agreed to enter into conservation easements on over 4,500 acres of land, keeping the land available for forestry, agriculture, and as undeveloped natural habitat areas in perpetuity. Discussions are also underway at Morven East, another major property nearby. If and when the Morven East easement is recorded, the total protected land in Albemarle will exceed 106,000 acres. Years of effort by PEC’s Charlottesville office paid off on July 12 when the largest easement in Albemarle history was recorded. The James C. Justice Companies placed 4,500 acres of contiguous forestland under permanent conservation easement. The deed states that the undeveloped land has high value for forest conservation, scenic viewshed protection, wildlife habitat, and for future agricultural use. West Virginia Governor Jim Justice and his family have owned the property in eastern Albemarle County since they acquired it from MeadWestvaco in 2010. Their action eliminates the possibility of 450 homes being built on the site and protects nearly 18 miles of streams and waterways. The conservation easement on the Justice property is held by the Albemarle Conservation Easement Authority, a body appointed by the
Albemarle County Board of Supervisors that accepts, holds and administers easements. Peter Taylor, a Keswick resident, is a member. The Easement Authority puts a special emphasis on protecting natural resources, a top priority for the county. The Easement Authority also recently approved the acceptance of a conservation easement on an adjacent 1,145-acre property known as Morven East. Morven East is owned by the University of Virginia Foundation and when protected will make a contiguous block of protected land over 5,600 acres. This land is a portion of a 7,379-acre real estate gift donated to the UVA Foundation by John Kluge in 2001. Both of these properties have high conservation values given their close proximity to downtown Charlottesville and their location within within the viewshed of Monticello and Carter’s Mountain. “It is rare to find such a large block of land owned by only two different owners,” he added. These easements also contribute to a federal goal of protecting 2 million acres in the Chesapeake Bay watershed by 2025. For more information regarding land conservation in the region please contact Rex Linville with The Piedmont Environmental Council at (434) 9772033 extension 7064.
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COMMUNITYY ON BOARD The Paramount Board announces Four New Board Members
BARBARA SIEG The Board of Directors for The Paramount Theater of Charlottesville, Inc., operator of the historic Paramount Theater located on Charlottesville’s downtown mall, announces the election of four board members for the 2019-20 term. The Board Members include Chris Holden, Craig Littlepage, Barbara Sieg, and Gary Taylor. Chris Holden and Barbara Sieg rejoin the Board after a one-year hiatus; Gary Taylor rejoins the Board after a two-year hiatus. Current Board Chair David Gies will continue to serve on the Board in the leadership role of Chair for the Board of Directors at the Theater for the 2019-20 fiscal year. “We could not be more excited to welcome, and welcome back, these strong community leaders to our Board of Directors. All bring energy, talent, and expertise to the Theater, which will together allow us to continue in our mission to educate, enchant, enrich, and enlighten our community. Together we will continue to strive to execute the mission of our community’s nonprofit Paramount Theater. We are absolutely thrilled to have them join our team!” said Chris Eure, Executive Director for The Paramount.
Current members of The Paramount’s Board of Directors who will continue their service include: EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: David Gies, Chairman; Pam Edmonds, Immediate PastChair; Ken Shevlin, Secretary; Dave Paulson, Treasurer; Rob Jiranek, Elizabeth LeVaca, Cary Turner, and Laurie Turner, Members-at-Large. J. Alden English, General Legal Counsel [Ex-Officio].
MJ Abbitt-Sushka, Sheldon Anderson, Jackie Bradley, Lynn Brown, M. Ceclie Forte, Greg Graham, Katie Henry, Amanda Jones, Sherri Moore, John Pritzlaff, Carolyn Rainey, John Steele, Elsie Thompson, and Will Trinkle. The mission of The Paramount Theater is to operate the restored and adapted historic Paramount Theater, for the artistic, educational, and charitable benefit of its community, including the city of Charlottesville, Albemarle and surrounding counties, and the entire Central Virginia region. To accomplish this mission, The Paramount will offer its community a wide range of arts, education, and entertainment events with schoolage children, teens, college students, and the community at large, and will make the facilities and resources available for use by charitable, arts, community, and other organization and individuals, for presentation of their performances and events.
The recently elected members of The Paramount Theater’s Board of Directors include:
CHRIS HOLDEN Chris Holden’s career spans over 30 years in media, technology, venture capital, and private equity. After an early stint in advertising as an agency creative director and television spot producer, he left the agency world to join HarperCollins Publishers in New York as Vice President of Advanced Media. He subsequently moved to HarperCollins’ parent company, News Corporation, in a corporate-wide role as Vice President of the Digital Media Group, helping Fox, 20th Century Fox, HarperCollins, and other News Corp companies to formulate digital media strategies and acquire strategic assets through M&A. For eleven years there he held a variety of senior executive roles, including serving as CEO of a News Corp-owned internet gaming company that he subsequently sold to Electronic Arts. Holden left News Corp to co-found Court Square Ventures, a venture capital firm focusing on early stage investments in digital media, communications, and information technology. In 2015 Holden formed Free Union Partners, an independent sponsor of private equity investments working closely with family offices to source, acquire, and manage companies across multiple sectors with potential for substantial growth. He currently serves as CEO of Natural Retreats, a portfolio company of Cumberland Development managed by Free Union Holden has also served on a number of volunteer nonprofit boards, including the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation, the Music Resource Center, the Charlottesville/Albemarle Chamber of Commerce, WVPT (VA’s Public Television), and The Paramount Theater (Chair). In 2008 he was appointed by Virginia Governor Tim Kaine to serve on the Board of Visitors of Virginia State University. A Virginia native, Chris is a graduate of Woodberry Forest School and Davidson College. He resides near Charlottesville with his wife Meg and three daughters.
GARY TAYLOR Gary is a Charlottesville native and a graduate of the University of Virginia. In 1985, Gary founded his wealth management firm, Taylor Associates affiliated with Northwestern Mutual. He has served in community leadership capacities on the boards of the Virginia Discovery Museum, the PVCC Foundation, the Charlottesville Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Central Virginia Estate Planning Council, and the University of Virginia Clinical Cancer Center. Gary has three daughters - Kari, Hilary, and Morgan.
A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Barbara made her move to Virginia to attend Hollins University. Upon graduating from Hollins, she moved to New York City and worked in the television and printBarbara is a member of the Board of Directors of Alliance Francaise de Charlottesville and a member of the Board of Directors of the Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee. She also served on the founding board of UVA’s Children’s Medical Center, as well as on the board of the Charlottesville/Albemarle Heart Association. She is a member of the Contemporary Club of Albemarle and of The Charlottesville Garden Club. She is the Director of Iroquois Investments. Barbara was also a member of the original Paramountoard of Directors. She has lived in Charlottesville since 1980, and has three children, who also call Charlottesville home. advertising industry. After relocating to Board of Directors. She has lived in Charlottesville since 1980, and has three children, who also call Charlottesville home.
CRAIG LITTLEPAGE Craig Littlepage has over 44 years of experience in higher education and is currently the Special Advisor to the President and Director of Athletics Emeritus at the University of Virginia. In this role, he supports the University’s Executive Search Group which conducts senior level searches at UVA. He served as the University’s Director of Athletics from August 2001 through his retirement from the position in December of 2017. He held a range of athletics administrative positions at UVA and he chaired a variety of committees both with the Atlantic Coast Conference and the NCAA. Most significantly, in 2006 Mr. Littlepage chaired the NCAA Men’s Basketball Selection Committee, one of the most prestigious assignments in college sports. Mr. Littlepage was the first African-American athletics director in Atlantic Coast Conference history and was named the Black Coaches’Charlottesville, and following her love of France and travel, she founded two travel newsletters: “La Belle France: The Sophisticated Guide to France” and “Golf Travel: The Guide for Discriminating Golfers.” Association’s “Athletics Administrator of the Year” in 2003 and 2006. He was also listed on Sports Illustrated’s list of the 101 most influential minorities in sports in 2003 and 2004. In March 2005, Littlepage was named one of Black Enterprise magazine’s “Most Powerful AfricanAmericans in Sports.” Mr. Littlepage earned his B.S. degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1973. Mr. Littlepage is married to Charlottesville native, Margaret Murray Littlepage. The couple has three adult children, Erica, Murray, and Erin, all that are graduates of STAB. APRIL 2015
LOOKING BACK Vietnam Graffiti Presents To Library Of Congress BY ART & LEE BELTRONE
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Vixen Hill was aptly named for the little Vixen that ran through the front field when we came to look at the property. I think of the dinners we have had on the front porch. I think of watching the sun set and listening to a squadron of geese as they fly in formation over the barn or wait for one of the Bald Eagles to take flight from the old Hickory tree. I wait for our little vixen to come out from her den and hunt for the mice that inhabit the front field. I will always remember the wind in my face as I galloped the fields, in preparation for my beloved sport of Eventing. The sound of my mare’s hooves crunching on the gravel road and the smell of freshly cut hay bring me a sense of peace. Vixen Hill is a slice of Heaven tucked away in Orange Virginia, peaceful, quiet and graceful, There is plenty of room for legging up a horse and practicing some cross country jumps as well as stadium. The dressage ring is standard size with room to enlarge to full size. There are paddocks with sheds for new horses and one is connected to the broodmare stall in the barn. There are two large grazing fields, all have electric for water heaters, post and board fencing and faucets with underground shut offs. The barn has three stalls on one side and a tack room, wash stall and grain room on the other. The barn was built with supports for over hangs if desired. The need for more stalls would be an easy build as this Morton barn is already a sturdy yet simple design. Aside from the farm life Vixen Hill can give you serenity after a hectic day and provide you with a safe place for your children to grow up.
For The Vietnam Graffiti Project’s films and audio troop interviews have been selected for inclusion in the National AudioVisual Conservation Center of the Library of Congress in Culpeper, VA and the Veterans History Project in Washington, D. C. Project co-founders and Keswick residents Art and Lee Beltrone presented a program for over 200 persons at a recent public program at the library’s conservation center in Culpeper, Virginia. During the program film showing the discovery of the artifacts and their removal from the troopship was presented to the Library of Congress for preservation. The “Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam” event, part of the organization’s nationally-traveling exhibit by the same name, featured the showing of motion picture film taken from the initial discovery of graffiti on canvas bunks throughout the historic troopship General Nelson M. Walker in Virginia’s James River Reserve Fleet in 1997. The discovery was made after Keswick resident and American production designer Jack Fisk invited Beltrone, a military artifact historian and militaria appraiser, to visit the ship with him during research for the movie “The Thin Red Line.” The 600-feet-long troopship served at the end of World War II, the Korean War, and during 1966 and during the Vietnam War in 1967 when it transported thousands of American soldiers and Marines to Southeast Asia. Art and Lee continued to take film of the project’s progress as the ship was continued to be explored over several years beginning in 1997. The removal of the historic inscribed troop canvases and their distribution to regional and national museums and repositories was also captured on film. Recipients included the Smithsonian Institution, Army, Navy and Marine Corps museums, Library of Congress and other museums and historical societies throughout the United States, including the Albe-
marle Charlottesville Historical Society. The troopship was removed from the fleet in 2005 and the Keswick residents enlisted several other volunteers to collect additional graffiti-inscribed canvases and artifacts for use in the “Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam” traveling exhibit designed by Lee Beltrone. The first exhibit appeared in 2007 and has now traveled for almost 15 years visiting over 70 venues in over 30 states. In 2018 the New York Historical Society in Manhattan opened their ground-breaking “The Vietnam War” exhibit and selected the Beltrones’ “Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam” exhibit to play a significant role in the main exhibit. Curators wanted to show the public how, in addition to being flown to Vietnam, thousands of soldiers took troopships to the war. Planes got the troops to Vietnam in about 18 hours. The troopships took from 18 to 21 days to get there, depending on weather conditions. But the troopship Walker could hold 5,000 troops. The New York Histortical Society’s exhibit, with the Beltrones’ exhibit participating, went from New York to the Heinz Museum in Pittsburgh. It is to close there at the end of September and from there will travel to the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri. The “Marking Time” exhibit will be there as well. The Beltrones’ “Marking Time: Voyage to Vietnam” is expected to end its travels there, bringing an end to the project and its more than 20-year career. During that period it has paid tribute to the service to not only of American military personnel who served in Vietnam, but those who served all wars.
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The Heat is On - Summer Reads BY SUZANNE NASH
I am always able to read a great deal more in the sum-
mer months and I have been enjoying a pretty full bedside table lately so wanted to share just a few of the books I have been reading in July. I noticed recently that I have not had very many male narrators in my books over that last few months and wanted to rectify that immediately!
Ken Brown has written loads of novels featuring the
difficult alcoholic main character of Jack Taylor who somehow manages to work his way into your heart. Maybe it is his language or the way the narrative is short and emphatic and without any pretense but in his latest novel, In the Galway Silence, Brown once again lets Jack’s weaknesses play to the forefront. He is still drinking his Jameson and still popping pills but Jack seems happier and more settled. Of course, that cannot last for long and soon he is chasing up a double murder and suddenly finds a vigilante called “Silence” causing all manner of problems, including the disappearance of his girlfriend’s annoying nine-year-old son. Brown once said that the “Irish can abide almost anything save silence” and those words are never more apt that in this darkly funny addition to the series. In Love is Blind author William Boyd introduces us to a piano tuner protagonist, Brodie Moncur, and we follow his journey from 1880s Scotland to France and Russia. Brodie narrates this story and we learn how he struggles to escape a miserable Scottish father and works his way from being a piano tuner in a Parish showroom to accompanying John Kilbarrron, the Irish Liszt, on his concert tours. Embedded in this story is also some pretty amazing homages to other books and
there quite a few parallels to other great books that you might be able to notice. This is a historical saga that not only touches on the intricacies of piano tuning, captures the times and places in which Brodie travels in but also explores the blindness of love and the painful choices we have to make. Boyd is a master of his craft and has written 15 novels to date, including Any Human Heart, and this latest offering shows that he is still a literary force to be reckoned with.
French Exit by Patrick DeWitt is another darkly hu-
morous novel that is partially set in Paris. It is about a very wealthy widow, Francis Price, and her adult son, Malcolm who seek to escape scandal and financial ruin by fleeing New York. They are determined to survive and live in the beautiful sympathetic world of expats in Paris. High Society has never been more humorous as these two continue to self-destruct in this lavish backdrop. The writing is brilliantly witty and the characters that live in the pages will keep you laughing. There is a psychic they meet on the voyage over, an investigator they hire to find her and a doctor who comes to make a house call, along with my favorite, Mme. Reynard, who is completely bonkers! And one can’t forget the cat, Small Frank, where Frances believes the spirit of her late husband resides. None of them are particularly fond of the late husband. If you want to keep laughing, you must pick up David Sedaris’ Calypso. I like it so much I kept stopping Bev to read him sections of it and he became enamored of the writing as well. While his subject matters are not always something you want to read about while you are eating dinner, I found his observations laugh-aloud
funny most of the time. If you like dark humor, no one does it better than Sedaris and each chapter delves deep in the sadness and humor of family relations, illness, loss and love. I love the fact you can put it down after reading a chapter and then pick it up a couple days later without losing anything. These are little gems strung together that can be read alone but when strung together become priceless. My last book does not really have a male narrator but is the true story of several men and their impact on the history of Great Britain and India. The Patient Assas-
sin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge, and India’s Quest for India’s Independence was written by Anita Anand and in the Intro she shares that she has a very
real connection to the story she tells. I always thought I had a passing idea of the history of India but must admit I did not know that much about Udham Singh and I asked my husband Bev (being an Englishman) if he had ever heard of him and he had not. Once you read this book, you will understand why. In 1919, there is a massacre in India and one of its survivors pledges revenge. Years go by before the opportunity arises and Udham Singh becomes a hero to the Indian people and a blight to the British Empire. This is a fascinating story of the political climate, not only in India and in England, but also Russia and Ireland as native people fight to gain their independence from a colonial presence. The attitudes of the age are clearly laid out as the author takes us into the minds of political and military leaders and those who suffered in the shadows.
From the opposite page, Looking Back:
At the Library of Congress. Besides doing the public program, we set up our small "Marking Time: Voygage to Vietnam" exhibit in the theatre lobby.
Life is a Journey – Journal Journalling for health and peace of mind works wonders. It is easy, free, and wonderfully cathartic. We all carry around a lot of mental baggage. It weighs us down more than we know. Do you want to feel lighter and more energetic? Write down all the negative things you are harboring. Get them outside of yourself. Then meditate on the positive aspects of your life.
The computer is excellent for writing. And it can help with spelling and punctuation, something that appeals to me because mine is not always correct. However, writing in a special journal in your own hand with a pen is even better. It is fun to find a beautiful leather book with creamy blank pages. I have had quite a collection of those over the years. But it can also be a colorful paperbound book or a spiral notebook. Years ago I always wrote with a fountain pen. Now I am not sure I still own one of those. Find a pen which seems to flow smoothly. Rollerball tips are smooth and seem to write of their own accord. Once you have determined what you will use for your journal, you simply begin. Getting all those worries, fears, triumphs, and self-doubts or self-congratulations out
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of your head cleans house. It will leave you room for more information from outside yourself or maybe from deep INSIDE. Make room for it and then pay special attention. It is important to realize that our souls, our inner or outer spiritual selves do not speak in words. They speak through symbols, and signs, poetry, and country song lyrics. It is through dreams and visions and meditation, coincidences, and sometimes pure magic that we come to see what our deeper selves are trying to convey. This is the language of intuition and deep inner truth. Listen carefully. You can transcribe what you just "know" and get it down on paper. That little voice is quiet. It never shouts. If you are not paying attention, or if you ignore it, you may miss the message. There may be things that bother you from your past, especially decisions you made which you now regret. Write about it and move on. We cannot go back and change the beginning. But we are fully capable of managing how things come out in the end. This is universally true. We can do what we need to do NOW, to 'right the ship'
and sail on whether the waters are rough or smooth. Start writing the script for how you want things to turn out. Perhaps it is not old wounds that rankle but newer losses, or 'let downs'. After all, life gives us a constant supply on which to practice. So consider yourself fortunate and begin to decipher what that small inner voice is telling you. Write it down so you can see where you are headed. Don't fret. It is like emptying the trash. Of course, not all of it needs to be jettisoned. What you put down on paper will surprise you. Perhaps with its eloquence or at least with the pertinence to your life now. For many people, summer is a quiet time, a time for reflection and inner growth. As we are working on ourselves, writing our thoughts, we can do some beach reading. Perhaps spend some time barefoot in the sand or simply walk without shoes in the grass at home. Write barefoot. Grounding is the practice of walking or meditating barefoot in order to allow the earth's energy to pass through our feet and pulse through us. It is supposed to be good for the immune system and overall well be-
ing. I believe it is good for us while we use our journal. "Earthing (also known as grounding) refers to contact with the earth's surface electrons by walking barefoot outside"– "the earth's electrons induce multiple physiological changes of clinical significance."** Meditation, Journalling, walking barefoot, eating healthy food are all pro-active beneficial acts. But my personal favorite is my journaling. First of all, it calms me. It enlightens me when reading what I have written later. And sometimes the words come to me delivered by unseen voices. Right through my fingers with their long nails, polished in turquoise. I watch my fingers flash across the keys or holding a pen and marvel at what transpires. Inspiration a la carte when you least expect it. Magic. **For some more information, check out, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3265077/ an article in PMC Journal of Environmental Health.
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The Times They Are A’ Changin’ You might have read recently that Berke-
ley, California (always in the vanguard of progressive ideas) is leading the way to a new genderless future.* The city voted to purge gender from its communications. And it’s about time. I mean, how thoughtless it is to say “manhole” when instead you can say “maintenance hole” which Berkeley is suggesting. Berkeley is just picking up on a trend that has been going on for some time, “stewardesses” have become “flight attendants” and “waiter” and “waitresses” are now called “servers”, and “chairman” has morphed to “chairperson”. The gender bias has been rooted in our culture for too long, and must be completely eliminated if we are going to have a truly egalitarian society. If Joe Biden knows what’s good for him, he’ll stop saying, “C’mon, man.” And start saying, “C’mon, human.” Or maybe he should be saying,, “C’mon, huperson.” “Policeman” needs to change to “policeperson”, “no-man’s land” to “nohuman’s land,” “manhandling” to “humanhandling” and “menopause” to “personopause.” And the Berkeley City Council takes the issue to it’s logical extreme, getting rid of gendered pronouns like “he” and “she” and using “they” instead. So we should
BY TONY VANDERWARKER
no longer say of someone, “He’s his own man.” To be correct, we should now characterize them as, “They are their own person.”
in the Moon” and “Rooter-Man” will have to become “Rooter-Human,” “Manpower” changes to “Personpower” and “manufacture” to “humanufacture.”
While we’re at it, might as well deal with “woman” and “men”. “Woman” is easy=”woperson”. “Man” is trickier. The best I can do is, “otherperson”. Maybe the folks in Berkeley will weigh in on this one.
You will no longer “man a station”, you will “person a station”, and you won’t “manage” anything anymore. You will “personage” them instead. You will not call your dog, “man’s best friend,” he will now be “a human’s best friend.” And “one-upmanship” becomes “one-uppersonship”.
So how do you signal the difference between public bathrooms when you can’t use “his’ or “hers” or “ladies” and “men’s”. The Three Notched Brewing Company in Charlottesville has figured it out. The former ladies room now has “Sally” painted on the door and the men’s room has “Jack”. Not exactly gender neutral but heading in the right direction. *https:www.nytimes.com/2019/07/19/ us/Berkeley-gender-ban. html?smprod==nytcore-ipad&smid=nytcore—pad-share
While initially, words like “humanufacture”, “personage” and “one-uppersonship” might seem awkward or even confusing, in a decade or so everyone will come to appreciate the importance of the change and the words will be rolling off everyone’s tongues.
Getting to true gender equality will take some work across our entire culture.
Now being creatures of habit, going to a true genderless language might be a bit tough for us. As tempted as you might be to say, “Boy, oh boy, did you see that home run?” You’ll have to catch yourself and instead exclaim, “Small person, oh small person, did you see that home run?”
The song that includes the term, “Mr. Sandman,” will have to be changed to “Mr, Sandperson, bring me a dream…” and the “Girl from Ipanema” to the “Human from Ipanema.” “Man in the Moon” to “Person
In time, famous works of literature will need to be retranslated as in, “The Old Otherperson and the Sea”. In newspeak, the opening paragraph would now read, “They was an otherperson who fished
alone in a skiff in the Gulf Stream and they had gone eighty-four days without taking a fish. In the first forty days, a small person had been with the otherperson. But after forty days without a fish, the small person’s parents had told the small person that the otherperson was now definitely saleo, which is the worst form of unlucky, and the small person had gone at their orders in another boat which caught three good fish the first week. It made the small person sad to see the otherperson come in with his skiff empty and he always went down to help the otherperson…” You get the idea. Now when you cross the pond, you run into some real problems. Take “German” for instance. Does that become “Gerperson”? Hmm, might have to leave this one up to the E.U. You have to thank the folks in Berkeley for pointing the way out of the sticky wicket we’ve been in. I mean how many years have we called it a “manhole” without realizing the harm we’ve been doing when in reality it’s so easy and so correct just to call it a “maintenance hole.” You go, BCC!
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388 +/- acres located on Chicken Mountain Road with views of the Blue Ridge and the Southwest Ridge. Property is completely private and surrounded by large estates including Montpelier. The land is rolling and is a mix of woods and open meadows with numerous springs and streams. The open land is all fenced and currently grazed by cattle. The property is further protected by a conservation easement. . For further information contact Justin H. Wiley 434-981-5528
Cobham Creek Farm
Charming 1930's cottage has been recently doubled in size by current owner creating a stunning 3000+ square foot residence in the heart of Keswick. The new living room with beamed vaulted ceiling, random width wood floors and fireplace is great connection between the existing chef's kitchen and dining room and new spacious first floor master bedroom with bathroom. In addition, there is another first floor bedroom or family room, full bath and a second floor bedroom with bath. At the rear of the new addition is a comfortable porch with stone fireplace and views of the immediate patio, gardens, fire pit and in the distance the historic South West Mountains.
Residential and Equestrian Property in sought after Keswick Location on over 20 acres . Spacious Living and Dining Rooms with Fireplaces andWood Floors Family Room with Fireplace and WetBar A Large First Floor Master Suite and Year-Round SunRoom overlooks Terrace and Swimming Pool. Kitchen with Breakfast Nook and Large Laundry Room . Finished Basement. Upper Level Home Office and Study. Guest Cottage with fireplace . An eight Stall Stable and 3-Board Fenced Paddocks 5 miles into Gordonsville, 12 miles into Charlottesville
For further information contact Charlotte Dammann 434.981.1250 t
For further information contact Duke and Sharon Merrick 434. 951.5160
A thoughtfully designed 26 acre equestrian farmstead set among large estates just 20 minutes from Charlottesville. The main residence, once a barn, was restored and expanded by noted contractor Ralph Dammann. There are 3 bedrooms with full baths, . A newer whole-house generator sits aside the 2car garage A small, stocked pond borders the front lawn and long driveway. Numerous paddocks encompass the farm. The traditional center aisle barn has 5 stalls, tack room, wash rack and attached hay storage. A separate large shed holds 2 additional stalls. A recently built and truly comfortable one bedroom cottage sits across from the barn. Just beyond is a riding arena. A complete RV hook up station adds further potential for accommodations.
Originally built in 1840, Bloomingdale is a noteworthy historic property located in the heart of Somerset. The Federal manor has a magnificent center hall with grand proportioned rooms and fireplaces in every room . Numerous improvements and renovations: Geothermal heating and air, renovated sun porch roughed in for secondary kitchen, saltwater pool, master bathroom, foam insulation, windows and screens, plumbing, paint and plaster. House is sited on 14 Ac.and incredible Southwest and Blue Ridge Mt. views. Incredible opportunity to own a small farm with architectural gem of a manor home and all the farm improvements you could want. The most romantic setting in Virginia, in the hear of Somerset.
Long after other homes have crumbled, the stone walls of Arcourt will remain-a testament to the quarried natural stone and superb quality construction used to create this one of a kind estate. Spacious (over 5800 finished sq. ft.) French-inspired custom residence on 22 private acres in Keswick Hunt Country, completely fenced for horses, 3-stall stable, guest quarters, with shop/garage underneath. Interior of residence features an open floor plan, with large rooms, high ceilings, tall windows, and heated stone floors. There is a main-level master suite, second bedroom or study on the first floor, two more bedrooms and two baths on the second level.
Cowherd Mtn. Farm
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inCowherd Mtn Farm enjoys fertile soil and abundant water. Revolutionary War Vet Francis Cowherd purchased from James Madison and left his name on the mountain which serves as a shelter to the farm. Approximately 1/2 the farm is established pasture with the balance in mature forest. This is the Keswick Hunt and suitable for horses or other livestock. With morning sun, afternoon shade, & gentle slope, this is perfect for a vineyard. The farmhouse has 3 br's and 2 baths for a farm mgr or as a staging area while you build on a knoll overlooking the valley to the mountains. Not in conservation easement with potential tax benefits For further information contact Joe Samuels 434.295.8540. t
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Annandale The centerpiece of this stately c. 1804 Virginia estate of 63 manicured acres is a comprehensively, tastefully renovated & modernized federal manor home sited dramatically to overlook a 4 acre lake . The Annandale residence features 12 foot ceilings, 4 fireplaces & luxurious 1st floor master suite. Notable dependencies & improvements include a pool shaded by massive hardwoods, guest house, 3 bed farm manager's house, covered dock/ sitting area by the lake & Sears dairy barn charmingly converted to stables. Acreage fenced & cross fenced for horses. 25 min to Charlottesville, 1 hr- Richmond, 2 hrsDC, moments to Gordonsville conveniences. For further information contact Loring Woodriff 434.466.2992 t
OBITUARY Donal Gordon Chester died peacefully on
July 2, 2019, at the age of 96, after a long and full life.
Born on September 25, 1922, in Valdosta, Georgia, his family moved to Music Hall farm in the foothills of Virginia, where he lived for 83 years prior to moving to Maryville, Tennessee. Don was known for his quick wit, sharp memory, and encyclopedic knowledge. He graduated from high school at Hargrave Military Academy and then graduated as an officer from United States Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point. He worked alongside Rosie the Riveters at Glen L. Martin of Baltimore, where he met his wife, Betty. As the lead navigational officer, he guided Merchant Marine ships safely through enemy submarine fire off the coast of Russia during World War II. After the war, Don worked in sales at Woolen Mills in Charlottesville and then in production management of nautical technology at Sperry Marine until his retirement at the age of 68. Don loved playing bridge and hearts, often daily. He was happiest outdoors hiking, birdwatching, reclining on the porch with his beloved cats, and listening to classical music. He instilled his love of nature in his children and grandchildren. The youngest of four children of Alan Armistead Chester and Elizabeth Holmes Chester, Don was preceded in death by his parents and three siblings, Mary Elizabeth Chester Owen, John Alan Chester, and Emmy-Lu Chester Schwarz. He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Bagby Chester; his daughters, Ann Chester McGraw (James Bryan McGraw) and Barbara Chester Little (Lawrence Emory Little); his five grandchildren, Ian Carmichael McGraw, Trevor Lee McGraw, Lindsay Little Gray, Caitlin Ann McGraw, and Allison Emory Little; and four great-grandchildren, Liya Zhu McGraw, Reiya Zhu McGraw, Bodhi Carmichael McGraw, and Virginia Lindsay Gray. The family will hold a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Asa Wright Nature Center (https://donorbox.org/friends-of-theasa-wright-nature-centr
Anne Rowell Worrell died peacefully at home in Charlottesville on Thursday, August 1, 2019, surrounded by loved ones.
Anne was loving, creative, outspoken, honest, generous, funny, and imaginative. She was an artist, writer, philanthropist, businesswoman, storyteller, and a true North Star for so many family and friends. Her arms and home were always welcoming and warm. From a young age her curiosity and what she would call “rebelliousness” led her to travel and learn as much as she couldbringing back treasures, knowledge, and vivid anecdotes to share with everyone . Born on March 7, 1920, in the village of Surry, Virginia, she was the daughter of Judge Charles Everette and Ethel Roach Rowell. She attended Virginia Intermont College where she was awarded an honorary doctorate. She worked for General Motors in Richmond and Washington, D.C., before marrying Eugene Worrell. In 1941, they lived in Boston, Massachusetts, and Orange, New Jersey, while Gene worked for the FBI. Their son, Tom, was born in 1945. The family soon settled in Bristol, Virginia, where Anne and Gene founded their first newspaper, the Virginia Tennessean. She had a regular column, “The View from Here”, for the Bristol Newspapers from 1952 through 1976. Her dedication to responsible journalism was unflagging. She and Gene grew the company to be one of the largest chains of small dailies in the country. Their purchase of the Daily Progress in 1970 led to their move to Charlottesville, where she lived until her death. She and Gene acquired Pantops Farm, which now includes Peter Jefferson Place, one of the premier office parks in the area, situated in a park like setting. Anne’s energetic engagement with Charlottesville and across Virginia was boundless. She served as honorary vice chairman of both the Virginia Historical Society and Preservation Virginia. She was instrumental in helping acquire and restore Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, and served as lead board member in that project. She also served on the Governing Council at the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia where she was awarded the Elizabeth Scott Award for Exemplary Leadership in 2011. Additionally, she was a member of First Families of Virginia, Christ Episcopal Church, The Contemporary Club of Albemarle, and Farmington Country Club. Together, Anne and Gene supported pioneering initiatives at Wake Forest University including purchasing a house in London to be used as a residential study center; the Worrell House has been home to hundreds of faculty and students over the past 30 years. In 1993, they made an additional gift to Wake Forest to establish the Worrell Professional Center, currently home to the School of Law. In addition, they created the Genan Foundation which supports historic preservation, affordable housing, education, arts, healthcare, and the environment. Ann is survived by her sister, Gray Henry; her son, Thomas Eugene Worrell Jr.; four grandchildren, Shannon Worrell, Zack Worrell and his wife, Carrie, Zoe Worrell Gomez and her husband, Hunter Gomez, and Shaffer Worrell; five great-grandchildren, Everette, Cyrus, Gresham, Celia, and Sadie. She is also survived by her nephew and two nieces, whom she raised as her own from the time they were young, Bob Roberts and his wife, Barbara, Ande Neidermayer, Patricia Lowe and her husband, Eric; and their children, Justin, Cameron, Daniel, Kelsey, Amelia, Annie, and Audrey. Also surviving are her niece, Duston Spear and her husband, JonMarc Seimon, their children Kate and Emma, and grandchildren, Milo, Oscar, Charles, and Finn. She also leaves to cherish her memory, Candace, Cicely, and Denton Worrell. She was preceded in death by her sister, Jeanne and husband, Eugene. The family extends grateful appreciation and love for her dear friend, caregiver, and companion, Beryl Mitchell. They are grateful, as well, for her physician, Dr. Barbara Post. Her extended work family, including Josephine Haden, Judy Coleman, and Andrew Dracopoli, was dear to her heart and right by her side through her final days. A memorial service was. held on Friday, August 9, 2019, at Christ Church with the Rev. Paul Walker officiating. A private family service was held prior to the memorial service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her honor can be made to Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, 1542 Bateman Bridge Rd., Forest, VA 24551 or to The Miller Center at the University of Virginia, 2201 Old Ivy Rd., Charlottesville, VA 22903 or The Virginia Historical Society.
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MLS# 587840 • $250,000
PUMPHOUSE ROAD – Spectacular small horse property located in the heart of Somerset and the Keswick Hunt. This mostly open & fenced 14.5 acre offering has a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom house built in the 1940s. A 4-stall stable with tack room, wash stall & 2 new run-in sheds make this a great horse property.
BANTON ORCHARD – 72 acres with excellent building sites, located close to Lovingston. Elevated home sites with good views and privacy. Land is perfect for orchard or grapes, and includes 1500 sq ft multipurpose shop building, dormitory building, and an older cottage/office. Wonderful vineyard, orchard or other agritourism potential with easy access to Route 29. Power and water (2 wells) at the property.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
MLS# 549494 • $579,000
MLS# 585925 • $256,500
RUTH HOLLOW FIRE TRAIL – This 193-acre ridge top property has dramatic views – to the east (overlooking Madison) and west (into the Rapidan River valley and across to Flattop Ridge and surrounding mountains), along with forest, dense woods and open flat pasture. Privacy, a spring and several possible home sites. Hunting, hiking and other recreational opportunities. Access is by 4-wheel drive vehicle. Also available with less land.
ELK ROCK MEADOW – Blazing fast internet on top of the Blue Ridge. Breathtaking views over Rockfish and Shenandoah Valleys with easy commute to Crozet and Charlottesville. Hikers paradise; steps from the Appalachian trail and convenient to wineries, breweries and the amenities and natural beauty Rt 151, Crozet, Wintergreen and the Valley have to offer. Additional home sites available ranging from 2.38 acres to 8.96 acres. Pricing from $193,000 to $292,500.
Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528
Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090
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Keswick Life Digital Edition July 2019