Keswick Life Digital Edition March 2018

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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - March 2018


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Less than 5 minutes from Barracks Road, and literally just west of Charlottesville, this beautifully landscaped home is ideally located and ready for a new owner. Including four bedrooms, 3 full and 2 half baths, a chef’s gourmet kitchen with all stainless appliances, wonderful sun room, living room, family room, study/library, walk out terrace and large screened-in porch, this home is designed for entertaining or relaxing, with plenty of room for guests or family. Natural light is abundant throughout the home. The salt water pool and pool house are extras that only further enhance this property’s appeal, as does the pristine lawn and perennial gardens. Heat pumps provide multi-zone heating and cooling while water is providedby a well.

With 201.85 acres of country living, this 3,726 sq ft single family home includes 4 spacious rooms, 3.5 baths, a wet bar, attached garage, and a full basement. The farm land has 70+/- crop acres and includes an equipment shed, a tractor shed, and a 10 stall stable. Located just a couple of miles from Longwood University on the Appomattox River.



Privately nestled in one of Richmond’s most coveted neighborhoods and among one of Virginia’s highest ranking in architectural significance and historical associations, is Fairfield, a grand Georgian plantation house with a special story. First named Rocky Mills, and built in Hanover County around 1750, it was originally the home of John Syme II, half brother of Patrick Henry. Later reconstructed and renovated in Richmond, the distinctive Flemish bond walls and rusticated block–like stonework frames the facade openings. This is an exceptionally rare 18-century home. 7.77 acres, along the James river, 4 bedrooms, 5 1/2 bathrooms, 11 fireplaces, an apartment over the 4 car garage, and separate guest house/pool house. MLS 572449. $5,950,000

Bel Aire is the epitome of southern charm and elegance. Built in 1825 atop a hill and surround by Virginia’s beautiful mountains, this classic Federal style home that stands two and half stories in height, has been carefully renovated, in keeping with old-world Virginia and European influence. In 2007 Bel Aire was inducted into the National Register of Historic Places. It was originally built by James Michie, and features four bays wide on the facade, and a double pile rectangular-shaped footprint. Set on a raised (English Basement), with five course American and Flemish bond. Additionally, the house features 8 stunning fireplaces! Step back in time, and relish the beauty Bel Aire has to offer. MLS 573462. $1,365,000

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Keswick | $1,295,000

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Please join us for a self-driven tour of Keswick, Virginia’s most beautiful farms with Country Fair, Children’s activities and 4-H presentation on the historic church grounds—

Suzanne Nash, raised in Lynchburg Virginia, graduated from Wake Forest University and immediately moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to pursue all sorts of things, including working in insurance, marketing and television. The mother of two teenagers is currently the manufacturer of a lingerie and swimsuit design company, the director of education at Grace Episcopal Church and enjoys freelance writing and theatre in her free time.

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Tony Vanderwarker, raised in New England, spent a couple years at Yale and then served two years in the Peace Corps where he got bitten both by tsetse flies and the writing bug. He went to film school at NYU and made documentaries and a full length film which didn’t sell so he decided to try shorter films and went into advertising. Fifteen years later, he had his own ad agency in Chicago where he did “Be Like Mike” for Gatorade. When his partners bought him out, Tony finally had a chance to write full time. It only took him fifteen more years to finally get a book published. “Who cares?” Tony says, “some writers hit paydirt fast, others take longer. I’m just glad my time has come.” visit www.tonyvanderwarker. com Mary Morony author of the novel Apron Strings is a Charlottesville native and long time resident of Keswick. Raising four children to adulthood and her unique perspective on life has given her lots of food for thought. She now lives on a farm in Orange County with her husband Ralph Morony, three dogs, two guineas and no cat. Check out Mary’s blog at or email to:

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8 ON THE COVER Garden Week 2018

EDITOR/FOUNDER Winkie Motley CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Colin J. Dougherty COLUMNISTS Tony Vanderwarker, Suzanne Nash, Mary Morony CONTRIBUTORS Sam Johnson (What's Cooking) PROOF READER Staff Assistant

Bucolic Keswick Hunt Featured Properties

This year's tour takes us to the bucolic Keswick hunt

country of Albemarle County. On Sunday, April 22nd the House and Garden Tour visit properties, including a 1,250-acre estate on the Virginia Landmark Register; an 18th century home with formal gardens and an extensive arboretum-never before on tour; a contemporary, award-winning farmhouse; and historic Grace Episcopal Church. Visitors will travel historic roads amid scenic vistas – be sure to write in and tell is to Keswick Life! Read all the details on page 8.


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12 LIFE, MAKE IT HAPPEN! 13 COMMUNITY or the second time Coach Bennett has earned the Mary's column starts with a warning, explores uncer- Fhonor of AP Coach of the Year, winning it in 2007 tainty, and ends on some good advice. Mary takes us on a fun tale of household crisis, canine housemates and the calmity that ensues from moment to moment. Feel the love, appreciation and write in to Mary how you feel , tell it to Keswick Life – page 12, read it!

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16 WHAT'S COOKING 20 ON STAGE Its Spring time! So, Keswick and beyond let’s get New artistic director and UVA cooking. With Roast Pork and Pineapple Salsa, we can’t forget the coconut rice with dried cranberries and toasted almonds. I make this recipe all the time one of my personal favorites - Sam Johnson, our food columnist tells you all the details on page 16!

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Drama alum Jenny Wales unveils slate that mixes powerful contemporary themes with classic fun and will feature leading directors and performers from across the country. Wales will mark her official return to her alma mater with a season that celebrates American stories, delivers entertaining and engaging professional theatre, and reflects on our uniquely challenging times. Preview on page 20, write your review and send it in to Keswick Life!

MARCH 2018


Here and there... in Keswick On and Off The Market “Merrie Mill Farm" is under contract! Once on the market at over $6.5 million the 4 bed, 5.5 bath, 7289 sf Victorian estate home on 407 acres is under contract, finally listed at $3.45m. In Glenmore 3398 Darby Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2324 sf at$575k. 3584 Glasgow Lane with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3420 sf at $679k. 3271 Sandown Park Road with 3 beds, 3 baths and 4208 sf at $679k 3354 Cotswold Lane with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 3108 sf at $598. 3575 Turnbridge Lane with 6 beds, 5.5 baths and 6000 sf now at $750k. 3380 Dar5by Road with 4beds, 3.5 baths and 3578 sf now at $639k. 1880 Graham Court with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 5064 sf at $712k. 3376 Dunscroft Court with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2668 sf finally at $439k and 1521 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2086 sf at 465k. 1539 Kinross Lane with 6 beds, 4.5 baths and 5600 sf under contract at$760 and around the area 72 Red Maple Lane a 4 bed, 2.5 bath, 2772 sf home on 2.5 acres under contract at $398.5k. New in Glenmore .. 1485 Kinross Lane with 7 beds, 6.5 baths and 7508 sf is available at $1.995m. 512 Drumin Road, a 4 bed, 4.5 bath, 4206 former builders show home is at $824.9. 3386 Cotswold Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3404 sf is available at $522.5k and 1432 Sandown Lane with 6 beds, 5.5 baths 7186 sf is at $1.895m. 1720 Downing Court with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 6256 sf is available at $995k whilst 1556 Elgin Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3288 sf is at $779k. 3394 Cesford Grange with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5820 sf is available at $945k. Around the area 4975 Moriah Way with 5 beds, 4 baths and 4110 sf on 2 acres is available at $595k. 4822 Barnfield Drive, “Fox Ridge”, with 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 4743 sf on 21.2 acres is available at $995k and 6544 Gordonsville Road, “Misty Ridge”, with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 5993 sf on 20 acres is back on the market at $1.14m Sold in Glenmore is 2352 Ferndown Lane, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3266 sf home at $542k sold for $529k. 3402 Cesford Grange with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 3215 sf at $525k sold for $513.1k. 1831 Westerham Street with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5066 sf at $899k sold at $870k. 1239 Thistle Down with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3887 sf at $809k sold for $748k. 2319 Ferndown Lane with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4373 sf at $598 sold for $557k. Around the area 2385 Watkins Glen with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3427 sf on 3.2 acres sold for $466k. Reduced in Glenmore is 1695 Paddington Circle with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4940 sf down from $950k to $899k. 1430 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3687 sf down from $869k to $599k .. yes really it is! 3211 Wallingford Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 3689 sf down from $569.9k to $524.9k and out at 878 Campbell Road “Stanford Hall” the 4 bed, 4 bath 3993 sf home on 100 acres down from $2.16m to $1.71 m

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Virginia bred and raised, John Coles was the 12th generation to grow up on the family farm, Cloverfields, part of what was a land grant to his mother’s distant relatives in 1704. The Keswick farm Coles still calls home lies in the shadow of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson of whom Coles is a direct descendent on his mother’s side. Like Jefferson, Coles is the quintessential Virginia Gentleman: a fine horseman, savvy businessman, land owner and gentleman. Coles’ earliest interest in foxhunting and land conservation were seeds sown by a father who conveyed a love for the land and was for many years Keswick Hunt MFH. Read more on http://middleburglife. com/a-country-gentleman/

LoA traffic disaster is in the making for Rt. 250 at Pantops. The Pantops Master Plan (PMP) allows developers to put in 2,540 new residential units that could add up to 5,000 more cars to the traffic backup on Rt. 250 Development rights, granted years ago to Glenmore and adjacent Rivanna Village, will soon contribute 1,000 to 1,500 more vehicles to the already clogged road .County planners claim they will address the inevitable traffic paralysis by encouraging people to use alternative modes of transportation. Public money will be spent instead on: sidewalks, pedestrian bridges and hiking trails for walkers, bicycle paths for cyclists, an expanded bus and trolley service, more park-and-ride lots There are ZERO plans to improve road infrastructure – only ongoing “studies.” This practical solution would benefit the thousands of residents who use Rt. 250 daily, but it will take many years before it ever happens. Country planners and supervisors should fix the traffic problem before they further develop the pantops area.

As reference librarian at Alderman Library, Warner Granade now finds stuff for students, faculty, researchers and the public. He took his first library job while getting a master’s in economics at Auburn University. He’s been doing that at UVA’s libraries for half his life, spending his days at the front desk and navigating the stacks and databases, with regular walks around Grounds during breaks.“It’s never dull in a library,” he says. “You get kind of worn down toward the end of the semester, and then the academic year gives you a little bit of a break. You refresh and come back and say, ‘Where are those kids? When are they coming back?’ ”Read more in the recent issue of UVA magazine “Here to Help”A look at What a night for Kathleen Baker! She defended her some of the staffers who make the University feel like a NCAA title in the 200 back and sets an AMERICAN home. RECORD with her time of 1:47.30!


Horsin Around Will Coleman and Off the Record delivered a clear show jumping round on a frigid morning at the Cloud 11~Gavilan North LLC Carolina International to win the Advanced division on 45.5 in the horse’s debut at the level.Off the Record, a 9-year-old Irish Sport Horse (VDL Arkansas X Drumagoland Bay, by Ard Ohio) owned by the Off the Record Syndicate, powered through the rain on cross country yesterday to come home with 14.4 time penalties in trying conditions.“There are things to clean up (in the show jumping) but there always are, and I’m always fighting a bit of a perfectionist streak,” Will said. “I can’t be anything but happy. He tried really hard. This was a big test for a first Advanced. He was awesome yesterday.” Will trains with Richard Picken for show jumping and said his guidance has been immensely helpful for Off the Record, better known as “Timmy.”“The consistency of having one person manage your warm-up allows me to think more about doing my thing on the horses,” Will said. “It’s been great for me mentally as much as anything. I think he’s been really dedicated to the event riders, and we’re appreciative of someone who can devote that kind of time to our improvement.”Off the Record will next head to Fair Hill CIC3*, and Will said he is considering adjusting the horse’s summer plan based on how well he handled Ian Stark’s trying cross country course yesterday.“My plan with the owners had been to campaign him through the summer at CIC3* level because I thought he needed time to develop the stamina and turn of foot to make the time at CCI level, but he was so good yesterday. Maybe that’s already happened!”

Do It Yourself

Will gave the credit for the horse’s performance and win to his wife, Katie, who manages his program and is absolutely the secret to his success, he said.“Katie is such a big part of what we do at home. A lot of people don’t A Self Serve Dog Wash Coming Soon To Animal Connec- realize how much she does for me, but she’s my everyday eyes on the ground. She’s a fabulous horse person tion in Charlottesville, Virginia! Pattie Boden is expanding and a great rider in her own right. It was nice to have my whole family here. We had a great weekend, and it her business at 1701 Allied St, Charlottesville. Stop in with made it that much better. I feel like a really lucky guy right now.” your dirty dog and do it yourself! Photo by Jenni Autry



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

FAMILY FUN Foxfield Races

Where: Charlottesville, Virginia When: Saturday, April 28th Gates open at 9:00 am first race is at 1:00 pm. runs rain or shine

SPECIAL PLANTS Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants

Where: Tufton Farm When: Saturdays only, April 2-May 28, 10am-2pm

In 1977 Ms. de Tejeda collaborated with Raymond G The Thomas Jefferson Center for Historic Plants is open Wolfe, best known as the author of the defining book on Secretariet, to design and build one of the finest steeplechase courses on the Atlantic Seaboard. Mr. Wolfe ushered in the Foxfield affiliation with the National Steeplechase Association, an elite organization who runs and promotes nationally sanctioned steeplechase races. Since 1978 to present day the attendees have witnessed spectacular horse racing. Thomas Shifflet, race course superintendent, has been recognized by the National Steeplechase Association, owners, trainers and jockeys for maintaining an excellent equine course from the day of Foxfileds inception. The races are a bi-annual event. The spring race is always held the last Saturday in April. The spring race attracts a more vivacious crowd, with over 25,000 guest in attendance. Foxfield Racing Association selects local charities to receive a part of race proceeds from both the spring and fall races. We are proud of our history at Foxfield and of Mrs. de Tejeda’s generosity, whose vision and the dedication of others made it all possible.

WINES ON! Orange Uncorked Wine Festival Where: Montpelier When: Saturday, May 5th 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, Sunday, May 6th 11:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Our 28th Annual award-winning wine festival has a

NEW name this year!! For the last 27 years, wine lovers have come out to spend the day on the historic grounds of Montpelier to enjoy unique wines from all over Virginia. This year is an historic year for our wine festival, as it will be the last year it is held at Montpelier. We are excited to announce that our wine festival will now be called “Orange Uncorked Wine Festival”!! While we will still have ALL of the things you love about our wine festival, we will have an exciting new venue in 2019, along with exciting new wineries and entertainment!! Join us for this year’s historic festival, and be part of the excitement of Orange Uncorked!! Over 20 wineries, craft vendors, local artisans, food trucks, plus a great lineup of music to include Scuffletown, Billy and the Backbeats, Midlife Crisis and 2 Wishes!! Sample wines and ciders from Virginia wineries at the 28th Annual Award-Winning Orange Uncorked Wine Festival on the grounds of James Madison's Montpelier, located along Route 20 just south of the Town of Orange.No outside alcohol permitted. No pets permitted. Advance Tickets! Only $20!! Tasting Tickets at the Gate $25 Designated Driver Tickets at the Gate $5. Youth Ticket (age 13-20) at the Gate $5. Children age 12 and under receive free admission

every Saturday this spring! Explore inspiring display gardens of historic and native plants in their full spring glory, then find your favorites and more for sale in the nursery. Knowledgeable nursery staff will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. GPS address: 1293 Tufton Farm, Charlottesville, VASpring Wildflower Walk.

HISTORICAL WALK Spring Wildflower Walk Where: Meets at The Shop at Monticello, David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center When: Saturday, April 14, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

SPIFFED UP Garden Week in Orange Where: Orange, Virginia When: Saturday, April 21 at 10 AM - 5 PM

This three-hour, five-mile hike through the woodlands Historic of Monticello to the Rivanna River is a perennial favorite of hikers and native plant enthusiasts alike. Enjoy the botanical treasures of early spring: trout lilies, Virginia blue bells, spring beauties, and more. Be prepared for a strenuous trek, muddy slopes and uphill climbs, and an intimate view of the wild Monticello, particularly the lovely plant communities along the river. Wear sturdy shoes! $20 guest fee.

DIAMONDS AND SUCH Karats and Cocktails Where: Keswick Hunt Club When: Thursday, May 17th – 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Friends of UVA Children’s Hospital and the Keswick

Horse Show cordially invite you to Karats and Cocktails. ” A cocktail party & jewelry show benefitting UVA Children’s Hospital, featuring feminine & modern jewelry designs, inspired by Europe & NYC, from Meirat. Tickets are $75.00 per person and available at Space is limited. Riding gear or festive casual attire encouraged! (A preview and advance sale of jewelry will begin at 3:00 pm at the Hunt Club, no ticket required.)


Garden Week in Orange, VA - 300 Years of Architecture. A stunning countryside tour of 3 beautiful homes in Orange County, Virginia. Featuring Bloomsbury, circa 1722, and our headquarters for the tour - food trucks, period music - and astounding Colonial history treasures. Eastern View, circa 1839, a Victorian gingerbread in a rolling pastoral setting. Belle Terre, circa 1991, a Georgian revival with countryside views and beekeeping. Points of interest along the tour include James Madison's Montpelier, Waddell Presbyterian Church and Rapidan School House, Emmanuel Episcopal Church, The Arts Center in Orange, and the James Madison Museum of Orange County History. Tickets Available

LET'S RUMBLE Roadwork Proposed on 231 Where: Centerline of 231 When: Coming to a Road Section near You Soon!

In discussions with our Supervisor, Norman Dill, we

learned there’s concern on the Board of Supervisors with the increasing number of fatal accidents on 231. While the Supervisors understand there is resistance in the Keswick community to any dramatic changes to the road, they are working with VDOT to put in a rumble strip down the centerline of 231. You might have noticed they put one in on 250 from Luck Stone to Shadwell. The expectation is that the rumble strip will alert drivers who are veering over towards on-coming traffic and prevent head-on collisions. A little bumpety-bump seems to be a small price to pay for getting people to stop texting, or dozing off so that they pay attention to their driving and stay in their lane. Hopefully the rumble strip will make travel on 231 safer.

MARCH 2018


Historic Virginia

Garden Week

Keswick Sites Featured:

The beginning of Historic Garden Week dates to 1927, when a flower show organized by the Garden Club of Virginia raised an impressive $7,000 to save trees planted by Thomas Jefferson on the lawn at Monticello. The Garden Club of Virginia operates as a non-profit organization comprised of 47 member clubs and 3,400 volunteers. Proceeds from Historic Garden Week fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia's historic public gardens, provide graduate level research fellowships and a Garden Club of Virginia Centennial project with Virginia State Parks. Since the first statewide tour, over $17 million has been contributed to these worthwhile causes. This year's tour takes us to the bucolic Keswick hunt country of Albemarle County. On Sunday, April 22nd the House and Garden Tour visit properties, including a 1,250-acre estate on the Virginia Landmark Register; an 18th century home with formal gardens and an extensive arboretum-never before on tour; a contemporary, award-winning farmhouse; and historic Grace Episcopal Church. Visitors will travel historic roads amid scenic vistas through part of picturesque Keswick Hunt country, situated in the Southwest Mountains Rural Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1992 in recognition of its historical significance to the early settlement of Albemarle County. The district contains a broad range of 18th and 19th century architecture as well as 20th century estates, all evocative of grand, classically inspired manor homes reflective of its earlier history. Visitors will have access to five of Albemarle County’s finest private, historic properties, dating back to the Jefferson era. Enjoy estate architecture and stunning gardens that have come to typify Mr. Jefferson's Central Virginia.


Castle Hill

(Garden Only) Accessible through East Belmont only. Scottish for “breezy hill,” Ben-Coolyn is a gracious estate set on a rise with commanding mountain views across rolling, well-kept pastures. Large oaks surround the 1870s main house, built on the site of the original late 18th century home of James Clark. The 145-acre farm is part of what was originally known as Clark’s Tract, which dates back to the 18,000 acre Meriwether Land Grant of 1730. There is a c. 1850 chestnut log corn crib, which is one of the largest and best-built in the county. A picturesque balloon-framed bank barn is built on an older rock barn foundation.

(Accessible via shuttle from tour headquarters only) Through an arched folly flanked by an ancient boxwood hedge, visitors get a first long view of this grand, two-part historic home dating back to 1764. The original clapboard Georgian dwelling was built by Dr. Thomas Walker, a colonial leader and explorer of the west. The stately Federal brick portion was erected in 1823 for William Cabell Rives, minister to France, a U.S. senator and Confederate congressman. Rives’ granddaughter, noted novelist and playwright Amelie Rives, and her husband, Russian painter Prince Pierre Troubetzkoy, made their home at Castle Hill in the early decades of the 20th century.

Other dependencies include a guest cottage by the pool and a glass greenhouse. The previous owners, Ann and Peter Taylor, spent several decades restoring and developing the park-like grounds and gardens. They created an arboretum in the old front hayfield, with hundreds of high and low canopy trees, and planted many native trees, including 176 willow oaks along the driveways, as well as a vast array of deciduous flowering magnolia cultivars and crosses. Restorations included a nearly 100-yearold boxwood hedge that lines one side of the main drive. Of particular note are the elegant parterre garden rooms surrounding the home, featuring tulips, roses, peonies, flowering trees, water features and many spots to pause and enjoy the views. Peter took the lead in designing the gardens, including an arbor inspired by one he saw in Nantucket. Ben-Coolyn is protected for future generations with a conservation easement held by the Virginia Outdoor Foundation. The Tree Stewards organization will be leading tree walks throughout the day. Katie and Christopher Henry, owners.

In addition to its storied history, the property is noted for its extensive gardens and landscaped grounds. Stewart and Ray Humiston, the previous owners of the 1,600 acre farm (what remained of Walker’s original 15,000 acre tract), placed the estate and 600 acres in conservation easement through The Nature Conservancy. They donated an additional 400 acres to The Nature Conservancy to create Walnut Mountain Preserve, and they sold the remaining 600 acres (also placed in conservation easement), which has since become Castle Hill Cider. They spent a decade restoring the home and grounds to its former grandeur. The beautiful home, formal gardens, historic dependencies, a 14-stall horse barn, small cottages, guest cabin and extensive fenced pastures are a testament to their efforts. Their commitment to historic preservation is one that the new owners are eager to continue. On the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. The Tree Stewards organization will be leading tree walks throughout the day. Ann and Peter Taylor, owners..



Chopping Bottom Farm Keswick Designated Metropolitan Home’s “House of the Year” in 2002 and inspired by Hugh Newell Jacobsen, a prominent Washington architect, the owners designed their house to reflect the Keswick architectural vernacular. It consists of multiple modules in a stylized farmhouse character that mimics farm outbuildings. Along with Charlottesville architect Jeff Dreyfus, they carried the minimalist look inside with contemporary Italian and French furnishings and an all white décor that showcases their American folk art and photography collection. From the all glass front of the house, there is a stunning view of a 70-foot lap pool with the Southwest Mountains as a backdrop. The house has surrounding gardens planted with cutting flowers for Mrs. Vanderwarker’s flower arranging business, Fearless Flowers, as well as a newly expanded shade garden down by the all-weather stream running alongside the property that gives the farm its name. The landscaping is minimal; maples line the drive, Chinese elms bracket the pool, and crabapples flank the house, with cedars transplanted from the property surrounding the courtyard. Mr. Vanderwarker’s writing studio, a 9 ft. x 20 ft. high structure, sits on a knoll overlooking the property. House, grounds and the studio will be open. Chopping Bottom is protected for future generations with a conservation easement held by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. Annie and Tony Vanderwarker, owners.

corn crib c. 1860 has a new lease on life as a charming hunt cabin. The lakeside cottage was recently renovated and boasts incredible views of the lake and farm. Both are open for Historic Garden Week for the first time. Eleven fenced paddocks house the Wheeler’s horses and two Belgian mules along with a Clydesdale named “Bud.” The petting zoo is home to three goats, two donkeys and a pig. Two hundred brood cows graze across the 1,250-acre property. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Virginia Landmarks Register. East Belmont is protected for future generations with a conservation easement held by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. The Keswick Hunt Club will bring their hounds for a demonstration and Plein Air painters will be in the gardens (schedule available at Tour Headquarters). Ceil and Kenny Wheeler, owners.

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Grace Episcopal Church

East Belmont Enter through the stone columns of East Belmont and you are welcomed with a stunning panorama of lush, rolling fields and mountains in the distance. The main house rests on a knoll about a mile from the highway with views of the countryside in every direction. The main house, dating back to the early 1800s, is surrounded by old Kentucky coffee trees and mature boxwood. A gated formal garden and a colorful cutting garden can be viewed from the new pool house and patio. An orchard of Chinese chestnut trees provides shade for the riding ring during hot summer months. A 100-yearold dairy barn was moved in 2009 from the front of the property to its current location and converted into the family’s horse stable. What was once a stone applebarn is now a guesthouse. Nearby, a former double-sided

Originally known as the Middle or Belvoir Church, and later as Walker’s Church, this 1745 church was a square framed, wooden building that was plastered, white washed and ceiled inside under the rafters. Visible to the north side of the church are the old horsemounting stones, which were used well into the early 1900s for those who came to church on horseback. In 1845 the vestry decided to build a new church. Stone was quarried from a nearby farm, Rougemont, but because of lack of funds, construction was not completed until 1855. In the late 1880s, roughly 11 acres of land was acquired through donations and purchases to establish the cemetery at Grace Episcopal Church. In 1895 the church burned, leaving only the bell tower and four walls standing. While the interior was completely destroyed, the 1,575-pound church bell survived and still rings each Sunday. The current stone structure was rebuilt in 1896. The first Blessing of the Hounds service took place on Thanksgiving in 1929 and continues annually to this day. Grace Episcopal Church was the first church in the United States to institute this religious tradition, which originated in France in the 8th century, by St. Hubert, patron saint of hunters. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Docent-led tours of the church and grounds given throughout the day. Floral arrangements in the Sanctuary and Parish Hall, inspired by the church’s stained glass windows, created by the Keswick Garden Club.


Tour Headquarters + Marketplace: Castle Hill Cider, 6065 Turkey Sag Rd. Keswick, VA 22947. Tickets on tour day available only at Tour Headquarters. The cidery is built on land that was once part of the Castle Hill estate. Shop local vendors at the Tour’s Marketplace and enjoy talks by experts on Keswick history, architecture and horticulture. Maps and directions to all properties available, as well as schedules of special events and demonstrations at the properties. A large scale outdoor Ikebana installation will also be on exhibit. Directions to Tour Headquarters: From I-64 take the Shadwell Exit 124. Go East on Richmond Rd./Rt. 250 for 2 mi. Turn left onto Louisa Rd./VA22 East. Proceed 8.5 mi. to Turkey Sag Rd. Turn left and continue for 0.3 mi. Cidery on left. Parking and Shuttle: This is a driving tour. Onsite parking available at all properties except Castle Hill, which is accessible via shuttle service from Tour Headquarters only. Shuttles available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; last shuttle will depart from headquarters at 4 p.m. Groups in vehicles larger than 10 passenger vans need to notify Linda MacIlwaine at Properties may be visited in any order, although Ben-Coolyn must be accessed through East Belmont. Facilities: Portable restrooms are available at each property. $18 each. Box lunches prepared by Hot Cakes available by prepaid advance reservation at Grace Episcopal Church from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, only. Checks for $18 per person payable to “Grace Episcopal Church,” Attn: HGW Luncheon, P. O. Box 63, Keswick, VA 22947. Pay by credit card online via PayPal. Go to www.grace and click on box for Historic Garden Week. Payment must be received by Friday, April 13. Confirmations will not be mailed and luncheon reservations are non-refundable. Grace Episcopal Church is located at 5607 Gordonsville Road/VA-231, Keswick, VA 22947. Complimentary and served throughout the day beside the pool at East Belmont. This tour is not handicapped accessible. Cell phone and GPS service may be unreliable at certain locations on the tour.

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front in center in case a scrap might hit the floor unaware that her brother had outwitted her. His earlier-than-usual claim on the sofa forced Miss Dog to lie on her bed next to the stove. No chilly bed near the TV for this girl, but also no beloved cuddle with Hubs either.

do with the flu. I can’t be sure and since I can’t, I am going to suggest, if you get the flu, keep the dogs outside. It might save your sanity. In lieu of that option, just don't get the flu! During the siege, I lay beneath my counterpane contemplating what a miserable spy I would make: I can’t stand pain. My canine housemates attempted to distract me from the double-barrel suffering of the flu and an almost weeklong dearth of electricity, thanks to the recent windstorm.

As his custom dictates, my Great Dane Hagar will take up a position on Hub's side of the bed whenever possible. That habit took less than a minute to acquire and, I suspect, will last the rest of his life. Cold, I attempted to pull the covers—his perfect storm of feathers, bedspread, and sheets—out from under him. The big lummox pressed down with all 160 pounds of himself. The effort to retrieve my covers left me panting too weary to do anything other than give up the fight. Hagar’s sister Sophie suddenly appeared from around the corner and shouted, "Get up! It's time for a walk!" I was sure my fever had returned. I do believe dogs are capable of communicating their desires beyond just scratching at the door and whining. In the past, I have laughed at the clarity of her requests. When Sophie turns her golden-hued, slightly crossed eyes on me with the intensity of a nuclear bomb blast to convey her desire to either A: eat or B: walk, the translation is simple and always depends on the time of day. This was a whole different kind of communication. The possibility that my dog was speaking words, like any sane human, I dismissed. The thermometer dis-

pelled any excuse I might have used— 98.6 on the nose—for what I thought I heard. Maybe I dreamt it? A few fitful tosses later I heard. "Come on. Let's go for a w-a-l-k." With a herculean effort, I looked up from my pillow to see my merle girl smiling and doing her let's-walk dance. Ok, maybe she didn't say it. As if this additional piece of information clarified a thing, I reminded myself out loud, "Dogs definitely can't spell." Now nose to nose, Sophie looked down her four-inch black and gray speckled snout and asked, "Don't you want to go?" I swear: as plain as her nose in my face. My mind, addled by age and virus reasoned, Ha, I got her now. Her lips didn't move. If she is talking to me, it’s telepathic—as if that were a more rational conclusion. Still unsure if I heard actual words, I asked the dog. "You didn't just ask me to go for a walk, did you?" The only response I received was an overly eager gold glare and a subtle tap of nails on the wooden floor. Exhausted, I gave

up my Doctor Doolittle moment, pulled the covers over my head, and fell into a troubled sleep. A normal nighttime routine in our house is Hubs and one of the dogs watch television together on the sofa. Which dog is based not on a pecking order but on the time-honored tradition of firsts; after dinner jockeying for the prime entertainment position begins in earnest. Sophie loves to cuddle with Hubs, so she claims the spot early. Hagar, a creature tied to his comforts, decided along the way that losing the coveted berth left him with a decidedly bum deal. Curling up on the drafty floor, plushy dog bed, notwithstanding, did not suit his delicate sensibilities. Boy dog had equated cold nights with digging into his spot on of the coach with the sticking power of crazy glue. His hunkering in commenced before dinner. No chance snack, it seemed was worth a frigid night of TV because he started to forgo joining us with his plaintive looks at the table. Little sis, meanwhile sat

At first, we dismissed the notion that Sophie was up to some nefarious something. It wasn’t until her actions began to form a distinct pattern, did it become impossible to deny. As winter wore on we watched, as she went to the door and asked to go out. When the door opened, she crossed the threshold barking as if a herd of deer had the audacity to lounge on the front steps. Hagar would leap off the sofa and race out with a cartoon-like which-way-did-they-go wobble of his head. Girly girl, already turned toward the door, hightailed it to the coveted seat. Some variation on this theme happened so many times, it was impossible not to conclude there was a whole lot of manipulating going on. After a while, Hagar became wise to the ruse. Since her subterfuge had stopped producing the desired outcome, sly girl dog hatched a new plot with a new putz. Per usual, she approached the door and asked to go out. I, finally vertical, got up to oblige her. Once the door was opened, rather than go outside, she abruptly reversed direction and beat me back to my chair. Maybe she really can talk, after all. Certainly, she’s a very clever canine.

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Virginia Basketball’s Tony Bennett wins AP Coach of the Year ADPATED BY WINKIE MOTLEY

Voting took place before the start of the NCAA tournament, so Virginia’s historic loss to UMBC was not factored in. Fifty of 65 voters put Bennett atop their ballots, followed by Tennessee’s Rick Barnes in second place with five votes. Ohio State’s Chris Holtmann earned four votes, Xavier’s (now Louisville’s) Chris Mack had two, and Chris Beard (Texas Tech), Eric Musselman (Nevada), Nate Oats (Buffalo), and Bruce Pearl (Auburn) each received one vote. Virginia’s 31 wins set a new program record, and the Cavaliers climbed back to No. 1 in the AP poll for the first time in over 35 years (staying there for the final five weeks of the season). The Cavaliers won 17 regular season ACC games, a new conference record, and went a perfect 9-0 on the road in conference play.

This is the second time Coach Bennett has earned the honor of AP Coach of the Year, winning it in 2007 while at Washington State University. The award triggers a $100,000 bonus, per his contract. Fellow ACC coach Roy Williams has also won the award at two different schools with wins at Kansas in 1992 and with North Carolina in 2006. So far, Bennett has been named the ACC Coach of the Year, USBWA Coach of the Year, USA Today Coach of the Year, and College Basketball Talk (NBC Sports) Coach of the Year to go along with the AP honor. He is also one of four finalists for the Naismith Coach of the Year award, which will be announced at the Final Four in San Antonio. Barnes, Holtmann, and Villanova’s Jay Wright are the other three finalists.

Senate Passes Bill To Allow Gambling Machines at Colonial Downs ADPATED BY WINKIE MOTLEY


bill that would allow the owner of now-defunct Colonial Downs to install historical racing machines has been passed by the Virginia Senate by a vote of 31-9.The bill was approved by the General Assembly earlier this month. It would authorize Jacobs Entertainment, owner of Colonial Downs, to operate the slot-like historical racing machines at the racetrack and 10 other locations. However, the company reportedly has a deal to sell the racetrack to Chicago-based Revolutionary Racing.

ously passed the bill by a vote of 79-21. The legislation will allow the owner of Colonial Downs to operate so-called historical horse racing machines at the racetrack and at as many as 10 offtrack betting locations by defining the type of gambling done on the devices as parimutuel wagering. In effect, it gives the owner of Colonial, which last ran a race meet in 2013, a monopoly on the operation of the devices in a state where horse race wagering and the lottery are the only legal forms of gambling.

Horsemen have backed the legislation in hopes that revenues generated by historical racing could be used to support purses for a return of Thoroughbred racing, last conducted in 2013. The Virginia Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that will allow the owner of Colonial Downs to operate devices closely resembling slot machines throughout the state, a move that will likely lead to the re-opening of the track for live racing, according to racing officials.The full Senate passed the bill by a vote of 31-9, sending the legislation to the desk of Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat who took office in January. The state’s General Assembly had previ-

The present owner of Colonial Downs, Jacobs Entertainment, forfeited the track’s license in 2014 after failing to resolve a dispute with horsemen over the proper length of a race meet. Jacobs had long lobbied for legislation to operate slot machines, but the company encountered consistent resistance from the legislature, largely led by the former speaker of the General Assembly, who retired last year. According to Virginia racing officials, Jacobs Entertainment has a deal to sell the track to a Chicago-based company calling itself Revolutionary Racing provided

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the legislation is passed. Revolutionary Racing is led by a former gambling lobbyist, Larry Lucas, and Prentice Salter. The company has previously attempted to market an application allowing players to bet on their mobile devices. Lucas also was a former chairman of the account-wagering company, which was sold to Churchill Downs Inc. in 2009. Horsemen in the state rallied behind the bill under the belief that revenues from the machines will be used to prop up purses at a re-opened Colonial Downs. The legislation does not specify the amount of machines that will be authorized, leaving that up to the state’s racing commission, which had also supported the bill.

It is not clear when Colonial Downs might reopen for live racing, but Hannum had previously said that the track could hold a live race meet later this year. When the track was open, it held summer race meets that formed a circuit with nearby Maryland tracks. “The Virginia Equine Alliance is looking forward to working with the Revolutionary Racing team to bring back first-class flat racing to the Commonwealth,” said Hannum in a statement. Historical horse racing machines have proved lucrative at tracks in Arkansas and Kentucky, generating millions of dollars annually for the track owners.

The Virginia Equine Alliance, an umbrella horsemen’s group formed that currently operates three OTBs in the state under a law passed in 2015, has a “memorandum of understanding” with Revolutionary Racing to share in some of the revenues from the machines, according to its executive director, Jeb Hannum.

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ONLY IN KESWICK The Unspeakable

One of my Republican friends recently remarked about the precipitous declines in the stock market, “I don’t know about my boy Trump with these tariff threats, he’s wrecking the market.”

To which another friend who’s a Democrat replied, “I’m not getting into a discussion about Trump with you.” As a result of the current chaotic presidency, there’s an ever-widening divide between Reps and Dems. While the Dems will spit and fume over the political situation among themselves, they know that bringing up the subject in front of their elephant-loving friends could be incendiary. So in mixed company, you don’t hear talk about politics any longer. It’s a taboo subject, like bestiality. While politics used to be fair game, you’d hear friends from across the aisle arguing about taxes, Iraq or whatever the hottest political issue was at that time, now you don’t hear a peep. I’ve been to a bunch of parties recently and heard nary a word. Even if you’re with one of your own, if you want to talk politics, you’d better put your hand up to your mouth and whisper so someone from the other side

BY TONY VANDERWARKER doesn’t eavesdrop otherwise a fracas might ensue. It’s like everyone’s nerves are rubbed so raw by what’s going on, it’s best not to bring it up. It’s like someone bought a clunker that burns gas and belches smoke, but no one in the neighborhood wants to rub the owner’s face in it. Sore subject is what it’s turned into. Talking about politics is worse than bringing up Virginia basketball. Or like asking someone who’s been recently divorced, “You must be delighted he’s out of the picture.” Just try and bring up how things would have been if Hillary had been elected, you’d be lucky if you didn’t get a sock in the eye. It’s too bad, I used to enjoy spirited tirades about politics. In fact, it can get pretty boring when all there is to talk about is the weather and sports. Especially when there are juicy topics like the porn star. I mean something like twenty-two million people watched her on 60 Minutes, but I haven’t yet heard her name brought up in mixed company. C’mon, there’s good stuff there, bars across the country were crowded with people drinking “Dark and Stormy Night” cocktails. Spanking the president with a rolled up magazine? Stuff like this hasn’t happened since the


stripper Fanne Fox jumped into the Tidal Basin and wrecked Wilbur Mill’s career. By the way, after the incident, she changed her stage name from “The Argentine Firecracker” to “The Tidal Basin Bombshell”.

“Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”.

This stuff’s so rich, one wag said the Stormy video is the only one he doesn’t have to erase from his web browser history. “I was just checking her out,” he can say to the wife.

Sure there are some things to take seriously, but there are silly things that happen on both sides. If we laughed at some of these antics, the god-awful posturing, the sanctimonious statements, the nonstop prevarications, the nonsensical answers, maybe politicians would get the message and start flying right.

But no, you say, there’s too much at stake. There’s nothing funny about it. North Korea’s got nukes pointed at us, kids are getting shot in schools. It’s too dicey, everyone’s on edge about it. So what am I supposed to do? Sit on the floor and regale my dogs with these stories? Has our sense of humor been put out to pasture?

C’mon, let’s yuk it up. As Mark Twain said: ‘Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”

You can do what you want to do, me, I’m going to walk around the farm chuckling to myself about a porn star spanking the president in his tighty-whitieys with a rolled up magazine.

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees and lightly grease a large baking/casserole dish. Pierce tenderloins all over with a fork. Rub oil onto all sides of the meat. Whisk together Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, salt, chili powder, smoked paprika (if using) and black pepper. Sprinkle mixture over tenderloin(s), patting it onto the surface of the meat on all sides. Place in prepared baking dish and drizzle lem-

juices from the pan over the slices, garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and pineapple salsa. Pineapple Salsa • 1 cup chopped fresh pineapple • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper • 1 cup chopped purple onion • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro • 1 small jalapeño Chile finely chopped • 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar • 1 tablespoon of honey Rice • • • • • • • •

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Longer Days, Better Reads BY SUZANNE NASH


am currently away traveling in England, Ireland and Wales, enjoying the countryside and getting some time to read, reflect and do a bit of writing. I am looking forward to the Spring quickly approaching and nice enough weather to take a few books out into the sunshine. Here are a few ideas for books to enjoy as the days grow longer.

Rules of Civility by Amor Towles is

one of my favorites. His writing in this earlier novel is not as eloquent as his later novel, A Gentleman in Moscow, but it is a good story, well written that will capture your imagination. Katy Kontent meets Tinker Grey on a New Year’s Eve out with her friend and roommate, Eve Ross. Suddenly both girls are thrown into the high society of New York in 1937. Katy has remade her Russian immigrant background as she seeks to make her way out of the dead end secretarial pool. A chance encounter with Tinker enables her to start circulating among the upper crust and have a front row seat to all of the excesses of the very wealthy. The title

is taken from a book written by George Washington called the Rules of Civility and Tinker has tried to follow these rules throughout his life, though his attempts at following his code only land him tied to a woman he does not love. This story is filled with wonderful period details and lots of cocktails, parties and gorgeous settings. It’s great way to put away the dreary days of winter.

As Good As True is a new novel by Cheryl Reid and follows the story of a

Syrian immigrant resettled in Alabama. Anna Nassad finds herself in a bind. She has just recently allowed the first black postman to deliver mail to her house, and even worse, invited him in for a drink of water. This causes a firestorm of reaction from the community and her family, especially her husband, Elias. The next day she wakes to find her husband dead and everyone is pointing the finger at her and wondering if she is at fault for his death. On the long days between his death and burial, Anna looks back at her life and her choices and she fights to regain the

trust of her daughter Marina. I love exploring new authors and this a great example of a new, fresh talent. If you enjoy fact more than fiction, then have a go at reading The Bettencourt

you care about? At what point do friends who benefit from the financial gain of wealthy patrons start to take advantage of that relationship?

A Banquet of Consequences is another lovely mystery by Elizabeth George. Barbara Havers is in trouble

Affair: The World’s Richest Woman and the Scandal that Rocked Paris.

As heiress to a 40 billion-dollar L’Oreal fortune, Lillian Bettencourt recently found herself at odds with her own daughter, Francois, over Lillian’s decision to patronize an artist, Francois-Marie Banier. For years Lillian and Banier were fast friends and she rewarded him lavishly for that friendship by giving him millions in art and properties. Francois was jealous of this relationship and swore that Banier turned her mother against her. In recent years this disagreement turned into a major court battle with Francois declaring her mother unsound. It was a “he said, she said” case that captivated the entire nation. It begs the question…are you allowed to spend your own money as you please? Are you allowed to leave your money to those

with her department head and must prove herself in this latest case. A feminist writer, Clare Abbott, is poisoned and Thomas Lindley steps in to solve the crime with help from Havers. Caroline Mackerron was Clare’s assistant, but seems determined to control everything surrounding the case and soon the detectives turn their attention to her life and the apparent suicide of her son, William. There are plenty of twists and turns to this murder mystery and it will keep you guessing from beginning to end. So, keep your eyes open for the blue skies and prepare for some outdoor reading in our near future. Keep on reading!

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A Chorus Line will be presented from June 21 through July 1 in the Culbreth Theatre. The production will be directed by UVA alum Matthew Steffens, an internationally-acclaimed actor/director/choreographer whose Broadway credits include Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown with Patti LuPone and Promises, Promises alongside Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth. At the time of its 1975 Broadway debut, A Chorus Line was a groundbreaking, genre-melding force that incorporated documentary elements into the traditional musical theatre format to tell the real life stories of aspiring artists chasing their dreams. With music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, the show would go on to become its very own “singular sensation,” winning fans around the globe with its sizzling dance numbers and collection of unforgettable Broadway hits including “What I Did for Love,” “I Hope I Get It,” and “I Can Do That.”

New artistic director and uva drama alum jenny wales un-

veils slate that mixes powerful contemporary themes with classic fun and will feature leading directors and performers from across the country Wales will mark her official return to her alma mater with a season that celebrates American stories, delivers entertaining and engaging professional theatre, and reflects on our uniquely challenging times. Wales, a UVA graduate and Drama major, will produce a first season that begins on June 21 with the Tony award-winning, classic musical A Chorus Line. The season will also include the 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey, the madcap Marx Brothers musical comedy The Cocoanuts and the powerful contemporary play The Mountaintop. “In putting this season together, I wanted to focus on the idea of looking forward by looking back,” Wales said. “What that means to me is going back to the 1974 founding of Heritage and its original mission to explore the American canon. We have this extraordinary collection of playwrights and stories that many of us know,” Wales said “and we will look at them through a different lens, allowing us to entertain while shedding light on the sometimes challenging realities of living in today’s world.”

“We all know A Chorus Line as an incredible song and dance show,” Wales said, “and one of the quintessential modern American musicals. But its themes feel more relevant than ever. At its core, this is a show about the struggle to be seen for who you are and what you can bring to the world and it speaks in so many ways to the moment we are in right now.” Next up, Mary Chase’s 1945 Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey, will be presented from July 5-15 in the Ruth Caplin Theatre, and will be directed by Seattlebased director Desdemona Chiang. Chiang’s credits include shows at leading regional theatres and companies across the country including Seattle Repertory Theatre, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, California Shakespeare Theater and Playmakers Repertory Company, among others. Harvey is the charming story of Elwood P. Dowd, a kind and mild-mannered gentleman with a best friend who just happens to be a 6-foot-3 rabbit that only Elwood can see. When Elwood’s sister Veta prepares to launch her daughter into society, the family’s reputation is at stake and the wheels are set in motion for a story that shocks, entertains, and explores a variety of universal issues. “Harvey is about embracing exactly who we are, and about the love, hope and complications that family brings. It is a fun evening and provides us with a space to come together and experience joy.”

Joy is also at the heart of The Cocoanuts, a madcap comedy with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin and a book by George S. Kaufman. In this new adaptation by Mark Bedard, The Cocoanuts comes to the Culbreth stage from July 19-29 and marks the Heritage return of actor/ writer/director Frank Ferrante, who wowed audiences here in his award-winning one-man show An Evening with Groucho in 2014. This time, we find Ferrante’s Groucho as the owner of a 1920’s no-star motel trying to bamboozle gullible tourists into toxic land deals as the great crash looms. Once Chico, Harpo, and company arrive on the scene, the comic mayhem meter goes to 11. “I had the pleasure of seeing Frank star in and direct A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum last fall,” Wales said, “and I was completely blown away by his talent, energy, and ability to connect with an audience.” Ferrante’s performance in Forum was recently cited by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 performances of 2017. The 2018 Heritage season will close with The Mountaintop, which will be presented in the Ruth Caplin Theatre from July 26 through August 5. The Mountaintop will be directed by Kathryn Hunter-Williams. Hunter-Williams is a company member and director at PlayMakers Repertory Company and the Associate Director of Hidden Voices, a company committed to challenging, strengthening, and connecting diverse communities through the transformative power of the individual voice. The Olivier award-winning play from Katori Hall is a fantastical imagining of Dr. Martin Luther King’s last night on earth. The story takes audiences inside room 306 at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis on April 3, 1968, where an encounter between Dr. King and an anythingbut-ordinary motel maid forces the civil rights icon to examine his own life and work. At turns moving, whimsical, and deeply human, Wales says “Producing this piece during the 50th anniversary year of Dr. King’s assassination and having it close almost a year after the tragic events of August 11 and 12 in Charlottesville, brings the opportunity for robust conversations around Dr. King’s legacy through this poetic re-imagining of his final night.” The 2018 Heritage Theatre Festival season will be dedicated to the memory of David W. Weiss, a founder of Heritage Theatre Festival and former Chair of the Department of Drama.



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This is one of Free Union’s most iconic houses. 1907 core includes Eastern White Cedar exterior capped with a copper roof. There are floors of chestnut & wide oak. First floor master suite, and 2 additional bedrooms with a total of 3 ½ baths. 96 acres of pasture and forest, a beautiful spring-fed 27’ deep pond, and mountain views. $1,250,000

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C. 1868, and newly elected to the National Register of Historic Places, the center hall manor retains many of its original features. On 46 acres with century-old boxwood, towering walnut trees, hardy pasture, and a spring-fed pond. Just a stone’s throw from delightful amenities in the Town of Orange. $695,000

As featured in NY Times, here is a remarkable, private dwelling clad in bronze mirrored glass overlooking the Moormans River in Albemarle just W of UVa. Exceptional, protected mountain views, pool and separate guest suite. $1,265,000.

722 acres in the Keswick Hunt, this extraordinary farm enjoys over a mile and a half of frontage on the Rapidan River and panoramic views of the Southwest Mountains and Blue Ridge. Spring-fed pond, barns, and miles of fencing. Not under easement. $4,896,000

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231 acres with farmhouse near Gordonsville in the Keswick Hunt. Fertile soil, deep pasture, mature forest and beautiful settings for a home of your design. SW slope is excellent for vineyard. Potential tax benefits of a conservation are here for the buyer. $1,875,000

In the Farmington Hunt on 9 acres just off Garth Road, this mid-century modern features wonderful light and soaring ceilings. Beautifully renovated kitchen and wrap around decks and patios. Fully fenced, 2-stall barn. Motivated sellers. $665,000

115 acre horse farm in Southern Albemarle. The main house dates to 1850, the “Cabin” in the side yard serves as a 3rd bedroom with full bath. Secondary house at farm entrance. There are 35 stalls in 2 stables including a courtyard. $675,000


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Board. In the early '60s, during the height The funeral and graveside service will be City where she was a buyer for Bonwit died on March 20, 2018, at his home, Hol- of the Cold War, he represented Virgin- private. In lieu of flowers, the family re- Teller and was a fashion model which donationscostumes be made to the Franklin she continued to do forhit ThePBS Very Thing liknoll Farm, in Carrsville, Virginia. Mr. ia in a Goodwill Agri-Business tour of quests Featuring and accessories from the series Camp was the son of the late William M. Russia. He also served on the Virginia Baptist Church, 208 N. High St., Frank- catalog in Charlottesville. Flip became at Va. the23851, Virginia Historical Society a realtor and broker after owning sevCamp and Edith Clay Camp of Frank- State Chamber of Commerce. He was a lin, eral women's apparel shops in Charlotlin, Virginia. He was predeceased by a member of the first Pari-Mutuel Racing tesville and owned Stevens & Company younger brother, L. Clay Camp, of Char- Study Commission, appointed by then 75, of Keswick, Va., real estate untilthat herAltria retirement in has lottesville, Virginia. He is survived by Governor, Linwood Holton and became Mack T.heBolden, Virginia Historical Society is pleased to agency announce Group into eternal rest on Sunday, 2017. Flip will always be remembered for his loving wife of 63 years, Shirlie Stein- an integral leader in ultimately getting entered agreed to sponsor the VHS’s newest exhibit, “Dressing Downton: Changing bach Camp; four children, Carrie Luanne the racing legislation passed in 1989. Mr. March 4, 2018, at his residence. He was her style, strength, grace and perseverFashion for Changing Times.” Camp (Thomas Crowder), Frances Hol- Camp was very supportive of his com- the son of the late Melvin and Ruth ance throughout her life. Flip had a paslis Camp, Edith Clay Camp and William munity and served on the local Board Johnson Bolden. He leaves to cherish sion for gardening, reading and doing Thememory nationally touring exhibit willfamrun from 2015 through January 2016 and a loving and devoted her October Sunday New York Times crossword M. Camp III (Cammie Caison Camp); of the Virginia National Bank/Sovran his one daughter, Karen M. Hilliard of puzzles. Her truest passion though and eight grandchildren, Mason Camp- Bank, the Camp Foundation Board (50- ily, will be shown in the VHS’s newly created changing exhibition space, one of thewas project Washington, Md.; one son,ofJerome an awesome mother and grandCrowder, West Camp-Crowder, Bennett plus years), the Carrie S. Camp Foun- Ft. goals of its $38-million “Story Virginiabeing Campaign.” Camp-Crowder, Mac Morecock, Hollis dation Board and the William M. Camp Walker of Charlottesville, Va.; two broth- mother. Flip was preceded in death by Camp, Hugh Camp, Henry Camp and Foundation Board. He was co-founder ers, Charles Bolden of Warren, Ga., and her husband, P. Hunter Faulconer Jr. and A great community is full of inspiration. Innisfree takes Chapter special care create Par- James The exhibition of 35 and accessories from the popular Franklin of to Planned Bolden of consists Blacksburg, Va.;costumes one is survived by her five children, Hunter PBS Chris Camp. Mr. Camp graduated from of the a therapeutic work environment for its coworkers that builds a strong sense of the com- sister, MASTERPIECE Classic will be ableIII, to explore the lives of Downton’s Eunice Kinney of program. St. Louis, Visitors Mo.; Faulconer Anne Case, Robbie MasWoodberry Forest School, Orange, Vir- enthood after seeing first-hand community eachof person’s unique skills. When needed need for Innisfree this service on the Isle one grandchild, six great-grandchildren, cotte, Chapin and Holly Faulconer; eight ginia, in 1946 and and wasenhances a member the munity aristocratic inhabitants and their servants during the World War I period. more for additional CACFofhelped expand the weaving Wight Welfare board. studio. Mr. Camp was and a host of other beloved relatives and grandchildren, Hunter, Libbie, Frances, University of space Virginia Class of weavers, 1951 and involved in several real ofestate and farm- friends. A home-going celebration was Elizabeth, Jack, Jake, Myles and Percy; Now, coworkers, like Mark, have skills that can transform spools yarn into Phi Kappa Sigma fraternity. Hewho served “Altria a longMarch history10th of support the arts,” saidniece, Jack Nelson, ingfriends businesses. loved farm, where held on has Saturday, at Zionforsister, Jan; and Caterina.Executive In lieu ofVice on the University of Virginia Board of with beautiful placemats, can enjoy working and canHe share theirhis carefully President Chief Technology Officer,flowers, Altria Group, and Board Vice Chairman, raisediscrops, cattle Standardbred Hill Baptist and Church. please make a donation to The Visitors from 1982 to 1990. a life- Ourhepassion crafted products withHe our was community. to support the and community. He bred and raced many and Dana FoundaVirginia Historical Society. “And we areChristopher pleased to support theReeve Virginia Historical long member of Franklin Baptist Church Race horses. KeswickLife 2018_Layout 1 12/28/17 10:54 AM Page 1 "Flip" Faulconer passed tion. https://www.christopherreeve. in Franklin and served on its Board of fine trotters and pacers, most notable of Phillipa Society as it brings traveling exhibitions like ‘Dressing Downton’ to our hometown. on Tuesday, 20, draw 2018, for at residents org/ Deacons. Mr. Camp was born in Frank- which was Nansemond, who won a leg away This exhibition willMarch be a great and visitors alike.” of the Pacing Triple Crown, The Little her home in Charlottesville surrounded lin, Virginia in 1927 on Election Day. There’s no end to what we can do together. Brown Jug in 1971, defeating the World by her loving family. Flip was an amazActive politically with both parties at “We are excited to have Altria Group woman and mother who touched so sponsor this nationally touring exhibition of times, he was most proud to say he was Champion, Albatross. Nansemond's win ing lives Abbey and always openedsaid her home Downton costumes,” Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the Virginia a life-long Virginia Democrat. He served is still considered the greatest upset in many family and friends. Before to as an elected Supervisor of Isle of Wight Harness Racing history. Burial will be in toHistorical Society. “There aremoving many real-life American connections to Downton Abbey, Flip resided in New York County and on that County's Welfare Poplar Spring Cemetery in Franklin, Va. Charlottesville, and this exhibition complements the VHS mission to bring our history to life. During the late 19th century, and right up to the outbreak of World War I, hundreds of American women visited England and Europe hoping to marry aristocrats. The series character, Lady Cora, the Countess of Grantham is one such American woman.”


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Justin H. Wiley

Peter A. Wiley



132A East Main Street • Orange, VA 22960

503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 6 • Charlottesville, VA 22903

MLS#556528 • $1,950,000

MLS#558491 • $1,150,000

AERIE FARM – Located in the Somerset area of Orange, this 1850 manor house has many improvements. The main house has 4 bedrooms, dining room, breakfast room, study, original living room, library and 2 galleries. The 170 acre estate is further enhanced by a 4 bedroom guest house, 3 stall stable, two new garage/workshops, studio, swimming pool, formal gardens, and a fenced cutting/vegetable garden.

SOUTHERN ALBEMBARLE FARM – A beautiful, medium-sized horse farm or retreat 14 miles from town. The turn-ofthe-century farmhouse is well-sited in the center of 77 acres of fenced pasture and fields, with a beautiful stable, large pond and trails. The farm offers privacy and views and is adjacent to over 1500 acres of protected farmland. A 6-stall center aisle barn with power, hot and cold water, bathroom, tack room, wash stall and shavings storage is positioned near the large outdoor ring.

Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090



Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

MLS# 566766 • $3,100,000

MLS# 550846 • $834,900

CHICKEN MOUNTAIN ROAD –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.

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

Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090

MLS# 496120 • $2,950,000

MLS# 572895 • $995,000

AIRSLIE – 250+/- acres located in the beautiful Keswick hunt area of Albemarle County. The land has numerous building sites with wonderful views of the southwest mountains. Existing improvements include, 4 tenant/guest homes, stable complex and cattle barn. The property has a mix of open pastures and hardwood forest.

DOWNING COURT – This one-owner, custom home is in impeccable condition. Richly colored walnut floors, tray and coffered ceilings, extensive millwork and a beautifully appointed kitchen exemplify the home’s craftsmanship. The open floor plan is perfect for entertaining and today’s lifestyle. The spacious master and 3 nice sized bedrooms with en suite baths and laundry make up the 2nd floor. The walkout terrace level has a rec room, playroom, exercise room, prep kitchen, guest room and bath. The large front yard and quiet cul-de-sac create the perfect environment for kids.

Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

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Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090

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