Keswick Life Digital Edition March 2020

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555 Rosemont Drive

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Owensville Road

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Stones Throw

Custom-Built Stone & Stucco Residence

Keswick Farms, Albemarle County, Virginia

One Mile Keswick Country Club • 7 Miles into Charlottesville Main House Features over 11,000sf with 6 Bedrooms, 9 Bathrooms • 6 Fireplaces • Library with WetBar & Fireplace Large Master Suite w/terrace and Fireplace • Custom Kitchen w/Granite & Viking Appliances • Media Room Exercise Room • Infinity Pool, Gazebo & HotTub • Unique 7-Stall Stable, Paddocks, Riding Ring & Trails 2 Garages w/ 5 Bays • Large Game Room • Two Private 1-Bedroom Apartments • Potting Room & GreenHouse Large Pond • Expansive Mountain Views • Custom Water Fountain • Gated Entrance Offered for $2,750,000 mls 595734 Contact Duke & Sharon Merrick for more information:

Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina

Office: 434-951-5160 or Mobile: 434-962-5658 Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903


MARCH 2020

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BRAMBLEWOOD, A 522 acre private sanctuary in the Southwest Mountains and the heart of Keswick. The 2008 manor home, with 6 bedrooms and over 14,000 sq. ft of living space, boasts Italian plaster finishes, limestone floors, his/her studies, and 6 fireplaces. The property showcases the best in materials, craftsmanship, impressive grounds, mature landscaping, ponds, 2 other homes, and a large barn that complete this stunning estate. MLS 595091 $6,700,000

8. Keswick Scene We have seen in the past three weeks the strongest economy in our history shrunk to a Depressionera level, unemployment soar to an unheard of height, our healthcare system overburdened to the point that dying patients are being refused treatment. This is not one hydrogen bomb but an insidious, unseen force that attacks us not because we are its enemy but because we are human. Being Thoughts by human we like to get together, laugh, joke, pat each Tony Vanderwarker other on the back and tell stories. We like to go out to dinner, go to parties, baseball games, movies, hang out in bars, we’re social animals and that’s what the enemy attacks. If we don’t want to catch the nasty virus, we have to stop getting together, in fact if we happen to be in the same location, we have to practice what’s euphemistically called social distancing, we are forced to stay apart. Instead of shaking hands, we’re now supposed to do an elbow bump. If we don’t, we risk being strapped to a gurney in an emergency room waiting for hours to be treated. Or if we’re too old, left to die—alone—because the risk of infecting family is too great.

Who’d a Thunk?

10-11 . Accolades

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The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello will present their highest honors, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law, and Citizen Leadershiphe Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals recognize the exemplary contributions of recipients to the endeavors in which Jefferson – the author of the Declaration of Independence, the third U.S. president and the founder of the University of Virginia – excelled and held in high regard.The medals are typically presented in observance of Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, during celebrations including a formal dinner at Monticello, a medal presentation at UVA and public talks by the medalists. However, due to ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and limitations on events and travel, this year’s in-person events have been cancelled and the medals will be given in absentia.



12 Essential Spring Gardening Tips

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Follow the 12 tips outlined below for a welcoming garden that's filled with color and fragrance—and song. It's chore time! Stepping back into the garden after a long, harsh winter can be overwhelming, but it is also a time of relief. Even with a winter chill still in the air, there are plenty of tasks to start handling now if you want to get your garden in party-ready shape by the time the temperatures rise.Big believers that gardening should add joy-not stress-to your life, we've come up with some tasks to get you reacquainted with your outdoor space. It can be tackled bit-by-bit as you have time (or delegated to members of your household who need an outdoor activity). Spring is a fabulous time to assess damage from winter, fix tools, fill in holes in the landscape, tend to your lawn, perform essential pruning, make new beds, plant from bare-root or container-grown plants, feed everything, begin composting, be kind to the birds, add a layer of much, and tune up your drip system.

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 manager’s house, horse facilities and equipment barns. Incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Somerset, VA. MLS 585034 $2,975,000

18. New “Arts On The Hill”Series Debuts at Carrs Hill With people practicing social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Virginia is introducing a program to help bring people together. UVA President Jim Ryan is one of the hosts.The program is called Arts on the Hill and it started as a monthly event meant to happen on Carr’s Hill, the home of the UVA president. Now, it is a weekly series with episodes airing on Sundays.Arts on the Hill will feature a series of musicians and scholars from UVA’s faculty and student body, as well as visiting artists from around the globe.President Ryan says some famous faces will join in on the fun in the coming weeks, but says folks will have to tune in to see “Hoo” they are.Ryan says the university started this as a great way to both celebrate the arts and bring the community together.Ryan also says the arts are a great way to take a pause from the deluge of bad news and help remind you of what is enduring.

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MEADOW HILL, c. 1910 Manor House, uncompromisingly updated throughout, on 14 stunning acres in Greenwood VA. Perched above Stockton Creek with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Only 15 mins to downtown Charlottesville in coveted Western Albemarle. MLS 595248 $2,300,0000

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STONE’S THROW, Exceptional 42-acre country property with all the amenities. This 6-bedroom house completed in 2005 has every luxury you could hope for with an open floor plan and first floor master suite, exercise room and media, infinity pool and pavilion overlooking the gardens, lawn, and horse facilities (7-stall barn). Privacy and proximity to Charlottesville (12 min) with big views to the southwest and unforgettable sunsets. MLS 595734. $2,750,000

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MARCH 2020


Register to Vote On and Off The Market

New to the market is 160 Spring Meadow Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2878 sf on 2 acres at $420k. 836 Fieldstone Drive with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 3080 sf at $379.9k and 411 Keswick Glen Drive with 3 beds, 4.5 baths and 4140 sf on 1.7 acres at $445k. There is a 5 acre building lot on Campbell Road at $189k. In Glenmore 1814 Westerham Street with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4379 sf is $969k. 1341 Huntersfield Close with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4790 sf is $819k. 28 Ferndown Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4232 sf is $664.9k. 19 Ferndown Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2080 sf is $614.9k. 3420 Cesford Grange with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 7080 sf is $875k. There are 8 proposed, and as yet unbuilt, homes marketed in Glenmore this month and 7 in Rivanna Ridge. Price adjusted in Glenmore is 2503 Wiltshire Close with 6 beds, 5.5 baths and 5600 sf down from $689k to $635k over 332 days. 1998 Piper Way with 3 beds, 3 baths and 4047 sf on 1.25 acres down from $1.249m to $1.095m over 356 days. 3164 Darby Road with 4 beds, 3+ baths and 5750 sf down from $899k to $850k over 215 days. However 7 vacant lots in Glenmore were increased by $20k and 5 proposed new construction homes were increased from between $30k and $40k. Sold around the area is 4990 Moriah Way with 4 beds, 3 baths and 2676 sf on 21 acres for $580k in 18 days. 115 acres on Paddock Wood Road for $375k in 26 days. 3536 Richmond Road with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 1996 sf for $327k in 18 days and 1559 Black Cat Road with 2 beds, 1 bath and 1151 sf on 2.3 acres for $140K in 40 days. In Glenmore 1507 Bremberton Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2320 sf for $455k in 46 days. 2108 Piper Way with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5289 sf from $839k selling at $700k in 735 days. 1485 Kinrross Lane with 7 beds, 6+ baths and 7508 sf from $1.625m selling at $1.3 m in 716 days. 709 Bothwell Lane with 4 beds, 3 baths and 3338 sf for $730.5k, and 3290 Melrose Lane with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4161 sf from $829k selling at $804k in 229 days. Under contract is 5600 Turkey Sag Road, “Bramblewood”, with 6 beds, 7+ baths and 13086 sf on 522 acres at $6.7m in 396 days. 4990 Turkey Sag Road with 3 beds, 3+ baths and 3254 sf on 10 acres for $800k in 274 days. 112.6 acres on Louisa Road at $525k in 303 days. 5352 Cismont lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2838 sf at $495k in 236 days. 777 Black Cat Road with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and 2523 sf at $349k in 5 days and 4344 Stony Point Road, “Peony Meadows”, with 3 beds, 2 baths and 1665 sf on 8.8 acres at 364.9k in 3 days. In Glenmore 1683 Paddington Circle with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4331 sf at $624.9k in 165 days, 2437 Pendower Road with 2 beds, 2.5 baths and 2080 sf at $549.9 in 79 days. 3510 Devon Pines with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4166 sf at $599k in 2 days. 3 Homes went



Miles Smith and Jennifer Nickerson got engaged at a lovely dinner at Prime 109 shortly before Christmas. Jennifer works at the UVA School of Medicine where she is the Senior Administrative Coordinator to the Chair of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics and lives in Gordonsville. Miles is the Rector at Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont and lives in Charlottesville. The couple will be seeking a wedding and a new home in the area sometime this year.

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The Virginia Career Works- Piedmont Region announced 25 reimbursement innovative aversion grants to address COVID-19 related effects on Small Businesses (250 or fewer employees). A reimbursement grant provides funding to grant recipients after expenses have been incurred. Reimbursements are provided after the business and/or organization has submitted documents to verify expenses. Businesses can apply for a grant to be used for the following: deep cleaning, sanitizing office space to prevent potential exposure to COVID-19, and purchase specific software and/or computer applications that are needed to work from home or remotely to support social distancing. This funding effort is to help to provide some relief to small businesses during this crisis.

Administrator The Orange County Board of Supervisors is pleased to announce that Theodore (Ted) L. Voorhees, ICMA-CM, has been hired as Orange County Administrator effective April 5, 2020. Voorhees will report to work on Monday, April 6. Previously, Voorhees served as Powhatan County Administrator from May 2017 to January 2020.

Share a voter registration link and help friends register. The deadline to register online to vote in the 2020 General Election in Virginia is Monday October 12

Taxes later The Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service are providing special tax filing and payment relief to individuals and businesses in response to the COVID-19 Outbreak. The filing deadline for tax returns has been extended from April 15 to July 15, 2020. The IRS urges taxpayers who are owed a refund to file as quickly as possible. For those who can't file by the July 15, 2020 deadline, the IRS reminds individual taxpayers that everyone is eligible to request an extension to file their return.This relief only applies to federal income returns and tax (including tax on self-employment income) payments otherwise due April 15, 2020, not state tax payments or deposits or payments of any other type of federal tax. Taxpayers also will need to file income tax returns in 42 states plus the District of Columbia. State filing and payment deadlines vary and are not always the same as the federal filing deadline. The IRS urges taxpayers to check with their state tax agencies for those details. More information is available at

Top 25

Here is the current NBC Sports college basketball preseason top 25:

4. VIRGINIA GONE: Mamadi Diakite, Braxton Key COMING BACK: Jay Huff, Kihei Clark, Casey Morsell, Tomas Woldetensae, Kody Stattman, Justin McCoy WAIT AND SEE: None NEW FACES: Sam Hauser, Jabri Abdur-Rahim, Carson McCorkle, Reece Beekman PROJECTED STARTERS: Kihei Clark, Casey Morsell, Tomas Woldetensae, Sam Hauser, Jay Huff The Cavaliers should be much better offensively with Sam Hauser replacing Mamadi Diakite in the starting lineup, and while Diakite is a significantly better defender than Hauser, it’s hard to imagine Virginia ever being a bad defensive team, especially when Hauser has had a year to learn the system. Kihei Clark and Jay Huff are both back, and I would expect Casey Morsell to take a step forward this season. Throw in a strong freshman class, and UVA should be competing for an ACC title once again.The Score's recently released their early top 25 for next season. Tony Bennett's Cavaliers ended the season as one of the best teams in the country, winning 11 of their final 12. They lose their anchor in Mamadi Diakite, as well as Braxton Key, but Marquette transfer Sam Hauser is a major addition.



Looking Forward to

Going Out Looking at the calendar in the last three and a half weeks and it’s empty. All dates were crossed off. This is the way it is for most Keswickians. And for each of us, it’s a private experience because we’re literally isolated. Because we’ve never had this before. . Our work and obsessions with it take up a lot of space. But more and more we miss those moments of a lunch or a dinner when we can have face to face conversation as well as see others, familiar faces, acknowledging the community in all of us. It’s enriching.

What: Independence Day Celebration Where: Monticello When: July 4th

There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than Monticello. Join us as we mark the 244th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and welcome more than 70 new American citizens at our 58th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony. The event includes a Jeffersonian Open House with free walk-through tours of the first floor, patriotic music, Monticello Root Beer floats, and more! For further information 434) 984-9800

What: Great Meadow International

What: Virginia Festival Of The Wheel Where: The Boar's Head Resort When: September 4th, 5th and 6th

"A Celebration Of The Automobile" To Benefit UVA Cancer Center presenting the finest display of Collector Classic Automobiles in the State of Virginia in our 3rd Annual event. These will be distinctive vehicles - many you've never seen - in a venue like no other car show. The Virginia Festival of the Wheel is a 501.C.3 Corporation (sponsorships and donations are all tax deductible) and all proceeds will be donated to the UVA Cancer Center to assist in the tremendous work they do. This will be a three-day event beginning Friday evening, September 4th, featuring: • Cars and Conversation Reception at the Mill Room 5:30 – 7:00 pm. Friday, Sept 5. • Cars and Coffee sponsored by Hagerty Insurance 8:00-10:00 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6. • Jefferson Trail Road Tour to Pollak Vineyard 11:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 • An Evening at the Boars Head Reception and Dinner presented by Umansky Automotive 6:00 p.m.8:15 p.m. Sept.6 • Virginia Festival of the Wheel Concours 10:00 a.m.3:00 p.m. Sunday, Sept.7 This event will draw many auto enthusiasts, their spouses and families to Charlottesville and our goal is to provide them with a great experience and share our beautiful City with them. We can only accomplish this goal with the generous support of firms and individuals who are willing to participate as partners in this event as sponsors, vendors, advertisers or donors to continue the success of the event. For further information :703 932 9448

Where: Great Meadow When: August 20 - 23rd

What : 2020 Hindsight: 40 Years of the American Academy of Equine Art

The MARS Great Meadow International’s 2020 event, is scheduled for August 20th to 23rd.Held annually in The Plains, Virginia, the MARS Great Meadow International’s expanded offerings have allowed the event to focus on a broader competitor base. Once an FEI Nations Cup™ with a single division, GMI has grown to include a CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S and CCI2*-S in addition to the new national level.n addition to the eventing competition, the event will feature an expanded Meadow Market trade show, a beer garden and a variety of demonstrations. GMI’s hospitality options include the Fleming Farm VIP tent, the Piedmont Club Tent, tailgates, ringside boxes and the Fan Zone for General Admission guests.Entries open for the 2020 MARS Great Meadow International on July 7th, 2020 and close August 4th, 2020. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit

When : October 2, 2020 - March 21, 2021 Where: National Sporting Library, Middleburg

What: Virginia Fall Races

Where: Glenwood Park When: Saturday , October 10th Post Time 1:00 PM The Theodora A. Randolph FIELD HUNTER CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS 9:00 a.m. For the benefit ofI INOVA LOUDOUN HOSPITAL FOUNDATION Providing quality and compassionate health care accessible to the entire Loudoun community. Funds raised will support their Greatest Impact Fund to support critical programs like Music Therapy and Child Life.and GLENWOOD PARK TRUST Preserving the 112 acre park given to the community by Daniel C. Sands for agricultural and equestrian pursuits. Race Office Phone Number 540-687-9797 Email:

What: Montpelier Steeplechase

Where: Montpelier When: Saturday November 7, 2020 Montpelier Hunt Races hosts seven races. The first race post time is 12:30 PM and the last race usually begins around 4:30PM. Two races are on the flat and five are over fences.The premier race is Noel Laing race and is run over Montpelier’s signature live brush fences. Most races are over 2 miles and the horses make over two turns around the course. Viewing is available right at the rail and is exhilarating beyond belief.TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE JULY 6, 2020 CALL 540-672-0014. For further information :

Begun in Middleburg, VA, in 1980 and now based in Lexington, KY, the American Academy of Equine Art’s (AAEA) founding members were some of the top sporting painters and sculptors of the day: Jean Bowman, June Harrah, Henry Koehler, William Wallace Nall, Marilyn Newmark, Eve Prime, Princess Marie Louise Moncada, Richard Stone Reeves, Sam Savitt, and Else Tuckerman. Forty years later, the organization has inspired a generation of equine artists in all manner of media, techniques, and artistic influences. The exhibition and accompanying catalog, 2020 Hindsight, will explore the rich history of the AAEA, and a dynamic selection of works by members through to the present will be selected to highlight the varied talents fostered by this influential organization over the years. Phone: (540) 687-6542


MARCH 2020

KESWICK SCENE Who’d a Thunk ? Thoughts by Tony Vanderwarker If you’re old enough to remember the Cold War days, you probably recall air raid drills. A siren would go off and school kids would have to scramble under their desk and hide until the siren stopped. The thought of multiple ICBMs with nuclear warheads obliterating American cities was too much to bear. The horrifying scenes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, great cities flattened by the awesome power of a mushroom cloud were chilling. They were brought home to me when a group of hideously maimed and burned Japanese kids visited my junior high school. They were our ages but the difference between my classmates and the Hiroshima kids was stark. We were fine because our nation had dropped the bomb. They weren’t because the Japanese were the ones it had fallen on. Nuclear war was too gruesome and frightening to even begin to comprehend and fortunately, it did not happen. We did not blow each other off the face of the earth, people filled in their air raid shelters and we put the Cold War behind us. But a new and even more frightening enemy is upon us. This time there’s no mushroom cloud, no disabling radiation, instead the enemy is a bit of protein smaller than 1/1000 of a human hair. It’s not even alive, its just organic matter but it has the power not only to kill millions but to cripple economies and even unseat a president. We have seen in the past three weeks the strongest economy in our history shrunk to a Depression-era level, unemployment soar to an unheard of height, our healthcare system overburdened to the point that dying patients are being refused treatment. This is not one hydrogen bomb but an insidious, unseen force that attacks us not because we are its enemy but because we are human. Being human we like to get together, laugh, joke, pat each other on the back and tell stories. We like to go out to dinner, go to parties, baseball games, movies, hang out in bars, we’re social animals and that’s what the enemy attacks. If we don’t want to catch the nasty virus, we have to stop getting together, in fact if we happen to be in the same location, we have to practice what’s euphemistically called social distancing, we are forced to stay apart. Instead of shaking hands, we’re now supposed to do an elbow bump. If we don’t, we risk being strapped to a gurney in an emergency room waiting for hours to be treated. Or if we’re too old, left to die—alone—because the risk of infecting family is too great. So we have to abandon our habit of getting together, of going to church, of watching the lacrosse team bring home another national championship and the basketball team defend their title. Wimbledon has been cancelled, opening day of baseball has been delayed, the Olympics put off, the political conventions pushed back. Instead of the Country Music Awards being staged on a showy set, performers will play and sing from their rec rooms. All the events that make up our lives are no longer there and we are left alone in our homes staring at our TV screens. Annie and I went shopping at Wegman’s today. We wore masks she’d sewn out of dishrags. I felt alternatively like I was a bank robber or Hopalong Cassidy but I’m sure my fellow shoppers just thought the guy with an orange dishtowel over his face was just an odd duck.The checkout lady told us to stand behind the line, “Please stand behind the line while I ring up your items.” I have always stood exactly where I wanted to at checkout but no more. Now I have to stand behind the line. So I ask myself, will life ever go back to normal? Will we return to shaking hands, crowding into a lively bar, sitting packed in the stands at a football game? Or are we in a new reality, has the little bit of protein reduced us to loners, people who are so fearful of ending up in the ICU that we won’t behave like people any more. When someone used to sneeze we used to say, “Gesundheit.” Now are we going to snarl, “Jesus Christ, are you trying to kill me?” Can you imagine keeping social distance at Thanksgiving? Are we no longer going to have a couple drinks and go out on the crowded dance floor and make idiots of ourselves? What are we going to do on Easter, sing hymns to each other across the dinner table? Are we going to wear latex gloves to break apart and share the matzoh on Passover? How can we line dance with our friends when we have to stay six feet apart? Are we going to have to give up everything that makes life worth living to avoid dying? That’s the question, and right now I’m not sure we have the answer.

Stay at Home !

On March 30, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam issued a stay-at-home order to help slow the spread of coronavirus. The order would still allow for people to leave their homes for certain essential activities like shopping for food and seeking medical treatment.The order will remain in effect until June 10, unless amended or rescinded before then.Northam said if people are found in the state to have left their home for a non-essential reason or in a gathering of 10 or more, they may be subject to a class one misdemeanor, which carries the possibility of jail time up to 12 months and a fine of up to $2,500. Northam has ordered all nonessential businesses to close until at least April 27, following a trend set by neighboring state Maryland. Those with chronic health conditions or aged 65 or older should self-quarantine.

Here is a list of businesses that are considered non-essential and have closed as of Wednesday, March 25: Theaters, Performing arts centers Concert venues Museums Other indoor entertainment centers Fitness centers, Gyms, Recreation centers, Indoor sports facilities, indoor exercise facilities Beauty salons Barbershops Spas, massage parlors, tanning salons Tattoo shops Any other location where personal care or personal grooming services are performed that would not allow compliance with social distancing guidelines to remain six feet apart;Racetracks and historic horse racing facilities Bowling alleys Skating rinks Arcades Amusement parks Trampoline parks Fairs, Arts and craft facilities, Aquariums Zoos Escape rooms Indoor shooting ranges Public and private social clubs All other places of indoor public amusement.Farmers markets; Breweries; Microbreweries; Distilleries; Wineries; and Tasting rooms.


The following service businesses must close to the public, but can still offer delivery/takeout services: Restaurants; Dining establishments; Food courts; Farmers markets; Breweries; Microbreweries; Distilleries; Wineries; and Tasting rooms.

Following retail businesses are considered essential and may remain open during normal business hours: Grocery stores Pharmacies Other retailers that sell food and beverage products or pharmacy products, including dollar stores, and department stores with grocery or pharmacy operations; Medical, laboratory, and vision supply retailers; Electronic retailers that sell or service cell phones, computers, tablets, and other communications technology; Automotive parts, accessories, and tire retailers as well as automotive repair facilities; Home improvement, hardware, building material, and building supply retailers; Lawn and garden equipment retailers; Beer, wine, and liquor stores; Retail functions of gas stations and convenience stores; Retail located within healthcare facilities; Banks and other financial institutions with retail functions; Pet stores and feed stores; Printing and office supply stores; and Laundromats and dry cleaners. Each of these businesses must still adhere to social distancing guidelines of six feet of space with enhanced sanitizing practices on common surfaces. Any other business not listed must limit all in-person shopping to no more than 10 people inside, adhere to social distancing guidelines with enhanced sanitizing practices. If the business cannot follow these guidelines, it must close


KESWICK SCENE University of Michigan Researcher Receives Virginia Governor makes Election Day a State Holiday and Expands Early Voting

Lockhart Memorial Prize

from Focused Ultrasound Foundation

The new legislation will establish Election Day as a holiday, remove the requirement that voters show a photo ID prior to casting a ballot and, expand early voting to be allowed 45 days before an election without a stated reason. "Voting is a fundamental right, and these new laws strengthen our democracy by making it easier to cast a ballot, not harder," Northam said in a statement. "No matter who you are or where you live in Virginia, your voice deserves to be heard. I'm proud to sign these bills into law." Several states and cities have already made Election Day a civic holiday, including Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky and New York. State offices typically close, though it depends on the state whether employees are entitled to paid time off to vote. Proponents say making Election Day a holiday could improve voter turnout. But Election Day may not become a federal holiday anytime soon -- it's drawn deep division along party lines. In January 2019, Democrats proposed a sweeping bill that would make Election Day a national holiday among other measures. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the measure would pay government workers to "hang out at the polls during an election" or campaign for candidates. The new legislation also repeals the current LeeJackson day holiday which honored Robert E. Lee and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson as "defenders of causes." Both men owned slaves and fought to preserve slavery in the US. The holiday is typically observed with Civil Warthemed parades, wreath layings and reenactments hosted by Confederate memorial groups, though these celebrations are increasingly unpopular. Defenders of the holiday say it honors Virginia history. "We need to make Election Day a holiday," Northam had said in his State of the Commonwealth speech earlier this year. "We can do it by ending the Lee-Jackson holiday that Virginia holds ... It commemorates a lost cause. It's time to move on."

On March 25, Zhen Xu, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan, was awarded the 2019 Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation. The $75,000 annual prize is awarded to an investigator to recognize outstanding contributions in advancing cancer treatment using focused ultrasound and the potential for continued achievements in the field. The prize was established in 2017 by the family and friends of Andrew J. Lockhart, who passed away in 2016 at the age of 39 after a hard-fought battle with cholangiocarcinoma, a malignant cancer affecting the biliary system. he primary focus of Dr. Xu’s research is on developing and using histotripsy to treat cancer and neurological diseases. She is one of the original inventors of histotripsy, a process that uses focused ultrasound to mechanically disrupt target tissue, as opposed to thermal ablation – or heating – of tissue. Dr. Xu’s laboratory at the University of Michigan has pioneered the use of histotripsy in the fight against cancer, leading to a clinical trial in Europe to treat liver cancer. More recently, the group’s research has led to trials for histotripsy treatment of brain cancer and histotripsy for immunotherapy.“Histotripsy is the first imageguided technique using focused ultrasound to destroy tissue noninvasively, without heating and without the use of ionizing radiation.

It works by mechanically liquefying the target cancer tissue and demonstrates the potential to increase accuracy and reduce offtarget damage for cancer treatment when compared to radiation or thermal-based approaches,” said Dr. Xu. “Now, we believe that histotripsy can induce a potent immune response, and we hope that this ultrasound technique can also be extended beyond local tumor ablation to treat tumor metastases.” Andrew Lockhart’s parents, Terry and Gene, said, “This award is intended to recognize and encourage exactly the kind of groundbreaking research that Dr. Xu is conducting. It will take revolutionary ideas to find effective therapies for hard-to-treat cancers like the one that claimed Andrew. We believe that Dr. Xu and other innovators will hasten the advent of such interventions.” On the same day she received the award, Dr. Xu conducted a webinar on histotripsy, which was available via live stream, as well as on the Foundation’s social media channels. During the webinar, Dr. Xu discussed the basic mechanism, instrumentation, bioeffects, and applications of histotripsy. She also covered the latest preclinical and clinical trial results of histotripsy for the treatment of cancer and neurological diseases. “The magnanimity of the Lockhart family is having a profound effect on the Foundation and on the field of focused ultrasound research,” said Founder and Chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation, Neal F. Kassell, MD. “This prize is a tremendous honor and recognition for Zhen Xu and the previous recipients – and it is a heartfelt tribute to the memory of the Lockhart’s beloved son, Andrew.” This is the third time the Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize has been awarded. In 2017, the inaugural prize was given to Richard Price, PhD, professor of biomedical engineering, radiology and radiation oncology at the University of Virginia. The 2018 Lockhart Prize went to Graeme Woodworth, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. A call for nominations for the 2020 prize will be announced later this spring.

About the Focused Ultrasound Foundation The Focused Ultrasound Foundation was created to improve the lives of millions of people worldwide by accelerating the development of this noninvasive technology. The Foundation works to clear the path to global adoption by coordinating and funding research, fostering collaboration, and building awareness among patients and professionals. Since its establishment in 2006, the Foundation has become the largest nongovernmental source of funding for focused ultrasound research

Above photos..(top left) Andrew J. Lockhart, 1977-2016 (top right) Zhen Xu, PhD the 2019 Andrew J. Lockhart Memorial Prize recepient.


MARCH 2020

ACCOLADES The University of Virginia and the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello will present their highest honors, the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals in Architecture, Law, and Citizen Leadership The Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medals recognize the exemplary contributions of recipients to the endeavors in which Jefferson – the author of the Declaration of Independence, the third U.S. president and the founder of the University of Virginia – excelled and held in high regard. The medals are typically presented in observance of Jefferson’s birthday, April 13, during celebrations including a formal dinner at Monticello, a medal presentation at UVA and public talks by the medalists. However, due to ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus and limitations on events and travel, this year’s in-person events have been cancelled and the medals will be given in absentia. “I was very much looking forward to welcoming these extraordinary men and women to Grounds, but the virus had other ideas,” UVA President Jim Ryan said. “Still, I hope they will accept these medals as a token of our admiration and gratitude. Together, they have devoted their lives to areas of study and practice that Thomas Jefferson cared deeply about. And they have done so with an eye toward improvement – recognizing that, while our pursuit of high ideals will always be imperfect, hope lies in the striving.” The medals are presented annually by the president of the University and the president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, the independent, nonprofit organization that owns and operates Jefferson’s home, Monticello. “As Thomas Jefferson once counseled, we must ‘do to our fellow-men the most good in our power,’” Leslie Greene Bowman, president and CEO of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, said. “This year’s medalists embody the spirit of this charge through their selfless, determined work. We are disappointed that we cannot award these honors in person, but no less pleased to recognize their tireless efforts to create a better future.” This year’s medalists join a distinguished roster of past winners that includes architects Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Toyo Ito, and Sir David Adjaye OBE; seven former and current U.S. Supreme Court justices; former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher; former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch; special counsel, former FBI director and UVA alumnus Robert S. Mueller III; Gordon Moore, engineer, technologist and entrepreneur; Alice Waters, chef, food activist and founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project; Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund; Wendy Kopp, founder of Teach for America; oceanographer and author Sylvia Earle; Alan Greenspan, former chairman of the Federal Reserve; former Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano; the Hon. Carlton W. Reeves, second African American appointed to a federal judgeship in Mississippi; and several former and current U.S. senators and representatives, including Rep. John Lewis and Sen. John Warner.

Architecture: Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi, co-founders of the

multidisciplinary design practice, WEISS/MANFREDI, known for redefining the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure and art through their award-winning projects. Their multidisciplinary practice, WEISS/MANFREDI Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism, is at the forefront of redefining the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure and art. Their award-winning projects include the Seattle Art Museum’s Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, which Time Magazine identified as one of the top 10 projects in the world. Integrating art, architecture and ecology, the park has won numerous other honors, and was the first project in North America to win Harvard University’s Veronica Rudge Green Prize in Urban Design.Most recently, WEISS/MANFREDI was selected through an international competition to re-imagine the world-renowned La Brea Tar Pits and Museum in Los Angeles. Weiss, who earned her undergraduate degree in architecture at UVA and her graduate degree from the Yale School of Architecture, is currently the Graham Chair Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania and has taught design studios at Harvard University, Yale University and Cornell University. She was also an Eero Saarinen Visiting Professor at Yale University. In 2017, she was honored by Architectural Record with the Women in Architecture Design Leader Award. She is also a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a National Academy of Design inductee. Manfredi is currently a senior design critic at Harvard University. Born in Trieste, Italy, and raised in Rome, Manfredi completed his undergraduate education in the U.S. and received a Master of Architecture degree from Cornell University. He has taught design studios at Yale, the University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University and Cornell University. In addition to being a founding board member of the Van Alen Institute, he is also a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a National Academy of Design inductee. As designers, Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi have been critically redefining the relationship between landscape, architecture and urbanism through their work, which not only underscores the significance that Thomas Jefferson attributed to these intertwined realms, but also speaks to the necessity, in our current age, to transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries and create newly integrated cultural-ecological paradigms,” School of Architecture Dean Ila Berman said. “Their transformation of coastal urban brownfields in Seattle and New York has breathed new life back into these cities, while generating truly public spaces that support inclusiveness and social equity. Innovative, thoughtful and carefully crafted, their works are both powerful and beautiful – urban social condensers and light-filled landscapes that express the profound cultural significance and transformative potential of architecture.” Other built works include the Tata Innovation Center at Cornell Tech in New York City; the Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, New York; and the Women’s Memorial and Education Center at Arlington National Cemetery, winner of a Federal Design Architectural Award. WEISS/MANFREDI’s current projects include Yale University’s Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, The Tampa Museum of Art expansion, and the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, India, which breaks ground in spring 2020. WEISS/MANFREDI won the 2018 Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Institution’s National Design Award, the New York AIA Gold Medal and the Academy Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. They have been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the National Building Museum, the Essen Design Centre in Germany, the Louvre Museum and the Venice Biennale. Princeton Architectural Press has published three monographs on their work, including Public Natures: Evolutionary Infrastructures.



ACCOLADES Law: Sonia Sotomayor, an associate justice of the Supreme Court of the United States appointed by President Barack Obama in 2009 after a distinguished legal career. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has been named the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law.

“Justice Sotomayor is truly a pathbreaking jurist,” Dean Risa Goluboff said. “Appointed to three different federal courts by three different presidents, her judicial career has been marked by a deep concern for the law’s real-world implications and its impact on the American people. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Law School and to honor her remarkable legacy.” President Barack Obama nominated Sotomayor to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court on May 26, 2009, and she assumed the role August 8 of the same year. She is the first Latina to become a Supreme Court justice.She previously served as a judge on the Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, from 1998 to 2009, and on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, from 1992 to 1998. Sotomayor litigated international commercial matters in New York at Pavia & Harcourt, where she served as an associate and then partner, from 1984 until 1992. She served as assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney’s Office from 1979 to 1984.On the high court, she was the lone dissenter in Mullenix v. Luna, which held that a police officer who shot a suspect during a police pursuit was entitled to qualified immunity. “By sanctioning a ‘shoot first, think later’ approach to policing, the Court renders the protections of the Fourth Amendment hollow,” she wrote.Sotomayor is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society and the American Law Institute.She is the author of “Just Ask! Be Different, Be Brave, Be You,” “My Beloved World,” “The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor” and “Turning Pages: My Life Story.” Sotomayor is the eighth Supreme Court justice to receive the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Law since its inception in 1977.She earned her J.D. from Yale Law School and her B.A. from Princeton University.

Global Innovation.

Ted Turner, media pioneer and

philanthropist is the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal Turner is known for creating the world’s first 24-hour cable news channel, Cable News Network (CNN), and founding its parent company Turner Broadcasting (now WarnerMedia), home to channels including Turner Classic Movies and Cartoon Network. Throughout his career, Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities and philanthropy. Whether in billboard advertisement, cable television, sports team ownership, competitive sailing, environmental initiatives or philanthropy, Turner’s vision, determination, generosity and forthrightness have consistently given the world reason to take notice.

Turner founded and chairs the United Nations Foundation, which promotes a more peaceful, prosperous and just world; co-founded and co-chairs the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; and serves as founder and chair of the Turner Foundation, whose board includes Turner’s five children and adult grandchildren, and is committed to protecting and restoring the Earth’s natural systems – land, air and water – on which all life depends. Out of concern for the well-being of his land, totaling approximately 2 million acres in the U.S. and Argentina, Turner established the Turner Endangered Species Fund in 1997 to conserve biodiversity by emphasizing restoration efforts of endangered or imperiled species on Turner properties.Turner also chairs Turner Enterprises Inc., a private company with offices in Atlanta and Bozeman, Montana, which oversees his business interests, landholdings and investments as well as Turner’s herd of more than 50,000 bison across 15 of his 16 western ranches. Turner is attributed with helping to bring the iconic American bison species back from the brink of extinction, now owning approximately 10% of the nation’s bison population. During his sailing career, Turner was an intense ocean racer and champion in the 5.5-Meter and Flying Dutchman classes. He helped bring international attention to the America’s Cup with his victory in 1977 with the first aluminum 12-meter vessel, Courageous. In 1979, Turner skippered the 61-foot Tenacious to victory in the Fastnet race, which was marred by disaster when a fierce storm ravaged the fleet. In that same year, he won the Miami-Montego Bay race. Turner was awarded the Yachtsman of the Year award on four different occasions and was honored with the New York Yacht Club Commodore Medal in 2017. Turner is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees, industry awards and civic honors, including being named TIME Magazine’s 1991 Man of the Year, Turner also delivered the keynote address at Valedictory Exercises on UVA’s 1986 Final Exercises weekend.

Citizen Leadership:

Dr. Rajiv J. Shah, president of The

Rockefeller Foundation and a leader in global development. Shah was the USAID administrator during President Barack Obama’s administration and has deep experience in business, government and philanthropy.r. Rajiv J. Shah, president of the Rockefeller Foundation, is the 2020 recipient of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Medal in Citizen Leadership. The Rockefeller Foundation is a global organization that works to end preventable child and maternal mortality, transform food systems to reduce the global burden of disease, end energy poverty for millions in Africa and Asia, and enable meaningful economic mobility in the United States and around the world. Shah brings more than 20 years of experience in business, government and philanthropy to the Rockefeller Foundation. In 2009, President Obama appointed him to serve as USAID Administrator, and he was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.“Throughout his distinguished career, Dr. Rajiv Shah has made tremendous contributions to the well-being of people and communities around the globe,” said Ian H. Solomon, dean of UVA’s Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, which sponsors the Citizen Leadership medal. . He was also appointed a Distinguished Fellow in Residence at Georgetown University. Raised outside of Detroit, Shah is a graduate of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School of Business, and has been awarded honorary degrees from Tuskegee University, American University and Colby College. His service and contributions have been recognized by the Department of State, the U.S. Global Leadership Council, the World Economic Forum, Tufts University and Fortune Magazine.He and his wife, Shivam Mallick Shah, reside in Washington, D.C., with their three children


MARCH 2020


New President for Montpelier The Montpelier Foundation, which operates James Madison’s historic home in Virginia, announced recentlythat it has selected Roy F. Young II as its president and chief executive officer, effective April 20. Young succeeds Kat Imhoff, who left Montpelier November 30, 2019, to join The Piedmont Environmental Council as a senior conservation fellow. Imhoff filled the vacancy left by the resignation of Michael Quinn. on January 1, 2012 .Quinn left after 12 years at Montpelier to lead the American Revolution Center in Philadelphia.

At this moment, The Constitution and Madison are critical to understanding our rights and civic responsibilities,” said Young. “I’m pleased to serve The Montpelier Foundation Board and staff to steward this important place. Interest in American democracy is at its height and we shall expand Montpelier’s digital reach, deepen its content and encourage schoolchildren, scholars, and life-long learners with our onsite and digital experiences.” Prior to his time at Mount Vernon, Young held leadership positions at Fallingwater/Western Pennsylvania Conservancy and at the University of Arizona Museum of Art and Visual Archives. From 1990 to 2004, he was managing partner and owner of Young Bickley Geiger International, Inc. a design/build firm specializing in multi-location construction and preservation projects. Earlier, he taught at the college and graduate school levels in Pennsylvania, Arizona and Massachusetts. He received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts and master’s degrees from the University of Arizona and the University of Missouri.

Young most recently served as a business consultant to Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library in Delaware and currently co-chairs the Historic House and Sites Network at The American Alliance of Museums. Prior to that, he was vice president for guest experience at George Washington’s Mount Vernon, developing a dynamic portfolio of experiences ranging from presidential, diplomatic, and cabinet-level visits to robust engagement for school children. “The Montpelier Foundation is entering a new era in which we will deepen the story of the estate and broaden our educational impact nationally and internationally,” said Gene W. Hickok, chair of the foundation’s board of directors. “It’s hard to imagine a better leader for Montpelier in this new chapter than Roy Young. He has extensive experience in the stewardship of historic homes, in business management, and in education. It’s a perfect combination.” Hickok said Young was chosen after a nationwide, three-month search that yielded five finalists.“

Montpelier preserves, cares for and interprets James and Dolley Madison’s restored 40-room house and its surrounding landscape; the reconstructed South Yard, home to members of the plantation’s enslaved community; a 4,300-object museum collection; and 150 historic structures built across multiple periods of American history. It is located on 2,700 acres, two-thirds of which are under conservation easement, six miles southwest of the Town of Orange, Virginia. The site is owned by The National Trust for Historic Preservation.



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LOOKING AHEAD Essential Spring Gardening Tips

Follow the 12 tips outlined below for a welcoming garden that's filled with color and fragrance—and song. It's chore time! Stepping back into the garden after winter can be overwhelming, but it is also a time of relief. Even with a winter chill still in the air, there are plenty of tasks to start handling now if you want to get your garden in party-ready shape by the time the temperatures rise.Big believers that gardening should add joy-not stressto your life, we've come up with some tasks to get you reacquainted with your outdoor space. It can be tackled bit-by-bit as you have time (or delegated to members of your household who need an outdoor activity). Spring is a fabulous time to assess damage from winter, fix tools, fill in holes in the landscape, tend to your lawn, perform essential pruning, make new beds, plant from bare-root or container-grown plants, feed everything, begin composting, be kind to the birds, add a layer of much, and tune up your drip system.Sounds like a lot, but if you move through this list and check things off one-by-one, your garden will be the envy of your neighbors-not to mention your favorite place to put your feet up-in no time at all. A few words to the wise: Walking on or digging in soil when it is still too frozen and wet may compact it, and plant roots need soil to live their best lives. So, if the ground is still too hard or fully saturated with water, be patient.

1, Survey the Yard

First, look up and assess the trees. Make note of tree limbs that should be removed or cabled, especially those that overhang structures. Hire an arborist to maintain large trees. Next, assess the mid-level. Cut down last year's perennial foliage, and toss it into the compost pile. Then, the ground plane: Rake mulch from beds planted with bulbs before foliage appears, and refresh mulch in other planting areas after soil warms. Lastly, give a good once-over to all your hardscaped areas: Check fences, steps, and pathways for disrepair caused by freezing and thawing.

2. Tune Up Tools

In case you didn't store them properly for winter, give your tools some attention so they're in good shape when it's time to work. Bypass pruners benefit from a sharpening. Wooden handles benefit from being cleaned, sanded, and massaged with linseed oil. Make note of what is missing, and order tools for the new growing season.

3.Got Gaps?

Choose new plants for any parts of the garden that feel bare. Order perennials, trees, and shrubs for spring planting. People don't often realize that nurseries are happy to special order varieties you're after that they might not otherwise have in stock.

Refresh the Lawn

If you've got grass, spring is an important time to turn your attention to your turf. Send the mower and leaf blower for servicing, or if you have the right tools, sharpen the mower blades yourself. Refill your mower with oil, install fresh spark plugs, and lubricate moving parts if necessary. Clear the lawn of winter debris and look for areas that need reseeding before mowing.

Prune Shrubs

Remove dead, damaged, and diseased branches from woody plants. Thin and trim summer-blooming shrubs such as butterfly bush, hydrangea, and most roses, except for old-fashioned once bloomers. Prune cold-damaged wood after plants resume spring growth. Prune spring-blooming shrubs and trees after flowering.

Prepare New Beds

It's entirely possible to create a new planting bed where one has not previously existed. What's most important is to dig the soil, adding oxygen and relieving compaction, and then adding amendments-like compost-that will jumpstart the creation of a rich, living soil. Clear the planting area as soon as soil can be worked, removing sod or weeds and debris. Spread a 4-inch layer of compost or well-rotted manure and any amendments over soil, and cultivate it to a depth of 10 to 12 inches with a spading fork. Rake it smooth before planting.

Related: 10 Eco Friendly Ways to Care For your Backyard Plant from Bare-Root Though it can be intimidating, planting from bare-root (meaning plants come to you dormant, not in a soil-filled container) takes full advantage of the best planting time for many plants, including fruit trees, roses, hostas, and daylilies. Choose a cool, cloudy day if possible.

Plant Container-Grown Plants Transplant container-grown plants anytime during the growing season except during the heat of midsummer; be sure to water them thoroughly before and after they go in the ground. Early spring crops include seeds of cool-season flowers like sweet peas, poppies, and calendula, and vegetables such as lettuce, parsley, and spinach.

Fertilize Your garden is waking up, and it'll appreciate a little fuel. Apply balanced fertilizer (the numbers on the container should read 6-6-6 or 8-8-8) or fish emulsion around trees and shrubs when new growth appears. Spread high-acid fertilizer and pine-needle mulch around acid-loving shrubs like azaleas, camellias, blueberries, or citrus. Begin fertilizing perennials when active growth resumes.

Start a Compost Pile Start a compost pile, or use a compost bin, if you don't have one already. Begin by collecting plant debris and leaves raked up from the garden. Find equal amounts "brown" (carbon-rich) materials like dried leaves and straw and "green" (nitrogen-rich) materials like grass clippings and weeds. Chop these up first to speed decomposition. There are two main approaches to backyard composting. A "hot pile" is built all at once with alternating layers of greens and browns. It's turned regularly, not added to, and provides a finished result in just a few months. A "cold pile," on the other hand, is added to regularly and not turned. Finished compost takes longer to form and is usually scraped out from the bottom of the pile.

Clean Bird Feeders and Baths If you have already made yourself a welcoming spot for your local feathered friends, now is a great time to give your feeders a refresh. Disinfect the feeders by scrubbing with weak bleach solution (1/4 cup bleach: 2 gallons warm water). Rinse and dry the feeders thoroughly before refilling them. Scrub birdbaths with bleach solution, then rinse them thoroughly and refill, changing water weekly. Clean birdbaths and feeders regularly throughout the season. If you're new to that bird life, even a plant saucer filled with water and cleaned regularly is usually enough to draw in some new friends.

When in Doubt, Mulch Possibly the single easiest thing you can do from both a functional and aesthetic point of view is to give the garden a fresh layer of mulch. A several-inch-thick layer of your favorite mulch, say wood chips, straw, even finished compost, gives everything a clean, tidied-up look, while helping to suppress weeds and retain moisture.


MARCH 2020

Community ◆ MEADOW HILL FARM ◆ Greenwood, Virginia

County Administrator In a special, virtual meeting recently the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved the hiring of a new county administrator. Theodore “Ted” Voorhees, most recently the county administrator in Powhatan County, was appointed as Orange County’s administrator. Terms of his employment agreement were not immediately available.

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“I am looking forward to joining the Orange County team and appreciate the opportunity that the board has given me to help them achieve their goals for the community,” he said in a news release Thursday evening. “During these extraordinary times, I will initially be focusing my attention on supporting employees and community partners working to protect us all from the impacts of COVID-19. By working together to heed ‘stay at home’ orders from Gov. Northam and best practices from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), we have the best chance of mitigating effects on our community and our loved ones.” Jim Crozier, chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, said, “Ted comes to us with great experience and a desire to continue moving Orange County ahead into the future with the board and county staff. I am very excited to have him on board.” Voorhees served as Powhatan County Administrator from May 2017 through January 2020. Before that, he served for nearly four years as the city manager for Fayetteville, N.C., and as the deputy city manager of operations for Durham, N.C., for 10 years. He also has served as assistant city manager of Wilmington, N.C., and city manager in King, N.C., and he was the manager in Bowling Green, near Fredericksburg. Voorhees began his local government career as an aide to a member of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and spent two years at the Pentagon as a civilian working in the U.S. Department of the Army. Voorhees is an International City/County Management Association (ICMA) credentialed manager. He holds a B.S. from American University and earned a master’s of public administration from George Mason University. Voorhees also completed the municipal administration program at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and the senior executive institute program at the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia. He will succeed interim county administrator Brenda Garton, hired in January to replace former county administrator Bryan David. The board terminated David in December after six years in the county’s top administrative post. Voorhees was a finalist for the Charlottesville City Manager position last spring.



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The word “census” came to us from the Latin word “censere,” meaning to assess, and has carried an official government ring to it since the Roman Empire, when it was used to count heads and property assessments of Roman citizens.Roman efficiency and thirst for revenues established a census every five years. In the late 18th century, the new American national government decided it was small enough to hold its head count once every decade.Governmental thirst for types of information changes over time, and United States census questions change at 10-year intervals.



Count Me In - Census history is murky to most.

Thomas Jefferson Oversaw First American Census

Federal marshals made the head count in the first American census of 1790 under the direction of then-Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson. The population of the United States was listed as 3,929,214. That’s a bit smaller than the size of Oklahoma today, and was a smaller total than Jefferson said he expected.Back in 1790, six questions were asked in the first American census. In the first 70 years, some people were counted as property, as the counts determined how many free people and enslaved individuals lived in each state. The Constitution stipulated that an enslaved person counted as three-fifths of a person for purposes of taxation and apportionment of the House of Representatives.The six questions in the nation’s first census counted people in the following categories: “Free White males of 16 years and upward” (to assess the country’s industrial and military potential); “Free White males under 16 years”; “Free White females”; “all other free persons”; and “Slaves.”Jefferson sent the final head count to President George Washington. Virginia, the largest state, had 747,610 residents, 292,627 of them enslaved. Albemarle County had 12,589 people, 5,579 of them enslaved individuals.

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Today’s census, the nation’s 24th, contains 10 questions. It provides the numbers and weights needed for voting representation and is designed to count families, property and various demographic characteristics important to communities, governments and businesses. The 24th national head count has begun. Its findings should allow a fair division of legislative districts to ensure the standard of “one person, one vote” is evenly applied across communities large and small.April 1 is the official date of the census in every year ending in zero, but the counting goes on for months to try to get as accurate a count as possible. The 10 questions in the 2020 census seek data on the number of people living together in a residence, their name, sex and age, owner or renter status, relationship and a few questions about race and Hispanic origin, which has been a census question since 1970. Age, sex and race have remained census questions since 1790, and owner or renter status since 1890.The data collected helps determine how billions of tax dollars are spent. Each year, the federal government distributes hundreds of billions of dollars to states and communities based on census data. Businesses and nonprofits use the data to decide where to locate and to determine the size of markets. The demographic data allows better planning for transportation facilities and classrooms. The 2020 census is ongoing despite the year’s unprecedented circumstances and a few controversies. Most responses are collected online and as of the end of March more than 38% of households had responded. Although plans had called for completion of this year’s count by July 31, the U.S. Census Bureau has moved the completion date to Aug.ust 14.A national controversy over whether to add a question about citizenship status was resolved when the Trump administration left the question off the census. A lengthy federal court battle was ongoing last July when President Trump dumped the question, rather than risking losing the case, which appeared likely. A separate controversy over how to report local census data remains unresolved. Local officials are lobbying in Congress to stop plans to mask and distort local data in an effort to ensure individual privacy. Critics say the distortions would render local data unusable and that privacy already is protected.When census forms arrive in the mail, the easiest way to respond is to answer the 10 questions online. If individuals fail to respond, the federal government has hired temporary workers to track down and question those folks. A quick 10-question response can avoid the expense and extra effort involved in tracking down such individuals.

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BOOK WORM REVIEWS Bookworm Reviews for March 2020 By Suzanne Nash


Greetings from London! When I left Keswick in early March, I expected to be home by now, but COVID-19 caused some unexpected changes and as I write this, I am sitting in a flat in Westminster on lockdown. What’s the best thing about lockdown?? Why reading, of course! For someone like me, telling me I have to stay in and not go out….it isn’t really a hardship…..I just look on my kindle, my iPod and my bookshelves and start reading or listening to a book on tape. Use this opportunity to catch up on all those lovely books that you have been wanting to read! The first thing I do when I come to London is to head to my local bookstore. This time was no different and luckily, I managed to get in before all the stores were ordered to close. I always choose books that will enrich my time here and so I wanted to share my choices with you…. 84 Charring Cross Road and The Duchess of Bloomsbury are two offering in one lovely book written by Helene

Hanff, and the first selection is a classic, written years ago. If you have never read 84 Charring Cross, it is really a series of letters that were mailed from the author, Helene, to a small bookshop called Marks and Company in London beginning in 1949. Her correspondence with Frank Doel is just wonderful. Over the years you see their relationship grow and warm as they discuss books and Helene’s generosity extends to mailing packages to all of the staff of the bookstore to ease the strain of rationing in London at the time. It is such a beautiful example of how the love of books can bring people together and create unexpected relationships. I really love this book so much, not just because of Helene’s wonderful taste in used books and interesting subject matter but her thirst for knowledge for knowledge sake. Her love of beauty in the form of leather-bound, gold gilded pages makes her a woman after my own heart! Add to that her imaginings about London and her love affair with a city she had never visited, and I am hooked. The second half of the book is The Duchess of Bloomsbury and this follows her as she finally realizes her dream of visiting London and what she finds there. I will not give anything away because you really must read this and find out what happens, but I will tell you that I return to this book again and again as it always makes me smile. I keep a copy of it at the flat in London and always try and read it when I am in the city. If you love books, literature and anything BBC, this is the book for you! A book that will get you out of your home and traveling in your mind is another of my favorite authors and again, a classic: Bill Bryson’s Notes from a Small Island. This wonderful travel book is considered by the British people to be the book that best represents Britain….and get this…it is written by an American! Bryson is considered to be an adopted national treasure because he has managed to fondly capture the sometimes-hilarious characteristics of this island nation. While it was written in 1995, it is still able to capture the weird, wonderful and strange bits that makes England so quirky. Bryson was leaving his home in Northern Yorkshire to move back to the USA for a few years and he decided he needed to take one more trip around England before he set off for America and this book is the result of his travels. He is so funny and droll that you will laugh out loud, especially if you have been to England or have British friends. When I try to explain to my English husband why I enjoy London and England so much, and why he was so keen to escape it…I have only to open up this book and it captures it all perfectly. Bill Bryson manages to express all those feelings so well, when my words just can’t do it justice. I decided to add in a thriller for those interested in something to make the heart race a bit. I picked up The Doll Factory by Elizabeth MacNeal while I was here, as it takes place in London in the 1850’s. Iris and Rose Whittle are sisters working in Mrs. Salter’s Doll Emporium. Iris is deformed with a twisted collarbone and believes she is too ugly to love, but she knows she is a skilled painter and is passionate about her art. She is frustrated that all she is painting these days are dolls’ faces. Her sister, Rose, was at one time a beauty destined to marry a handsome suitor, but smallpox ruined her beauty and with it her chances of love. The sisters’ relationship is strained and sad, and Iris cannot understand why Rose is always resentful and cruel to her. Anger and jealousy create an unbearable situation made even worse by Mrs. Salter’s drug abuse and hateful attitude. When painter Louis Frost stumbles upon Iris, he feels inspired by her and asks her to model for him. She agrees on the condition he gives her painting lessons. The choice to model means that Iris must turn her back on her sister and family, as modeling is considered an inappropriate occupation, but the choice suddenly gives Iris more freedom than she could ever have imagined and also puts her in more danger. A second story line threaded through all of this is the character of Silas, who is a taxidermist and collector with a morbid preoccupation with Iris. There is a sordid and seediness of the underground London that MacNeal deftly captures. The Pre-Raphaelite painters are wrapped into the narrative, though their characters are not fleshed out as much as I would have liked. It is worth taking a look at Louis Frost’s paintings as you read this book, so you have a better idea of what paintings are being discussed. The rivalry and friendships between the painters are glanced at but not fully developed, yet I believe reading this book will be a good springboard to other books touching on this subject. The exploration of the art scene as well as the visit to the Great Exhibition give the reader a fascinating look into the bustling city in the 1800’s.

I hope these three books give you a little bit of joy and fun as you hunker down and self-isolate and next month, I will give you another group of lovely distractions!



HAPPENINGS New “Arts On The Hill”Series Debuts at Carrs Hill With people practicing social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic, the University of Virginia is introducing a program to help bring people together. UVA President Jim Ryan is one of the hosts. The program is called Arts on the Hill and it started as a monthly event meant to happen on Carr’s Hill, the home of the UVA president. Now, it is a weekly series with episodes airing on Sundays. Arts on the Hill will feature a series of musicians and scholars from UVA’s faculty and student body, as well as visiting artists from around the globe. President Ryan says some famous faces will join in on the fun in the coming weeks, but says folks will have to tune in to see “Hoo” they are. Ryan says the university started this as a great way to both celebrate the arts and bring the community together. “One of the reasons why arts are a powerful way of bringing people together at times like this are they speak to what many of us are feeling, which is a full range of human emotions, joy and sorrow, tragedy and triumph,” Ryan said. Ryan also says the arts are a great way to take a pause from the deluge of bad news and help remind you of what is enduring.

First performance debuts on March 4th

Ryan then introduced the afternoon’s performers: a poet, a musician and an award-winning choir. Fourth-year student Aline Dolinh, a second-generation Vietnamese American and English and medieval studies double major, read her original poem, “This Poem is Not a Knife,” as the audience stood listening in the living room. Dolinh’s recitation was followed by a solo performance by I-Jen Fang, an associate professor in the McIntire Department of Music. She played three pieces on the marimba, a percussion instrument that when struck, creates dulcet, soothing tones. Fang, who has been called an “intrepid percussionist” by Fanfare Magazine, performed three pieces: “Wind in the Bamboo Grove” by Japanese composer Keiko Abe, “Ingênuo,” by Brazilian composer Alfredo da Rocha Viana and “Divagando,” a piece written by Brazilian guitarist Domingo Semenzato. There was then a brief transition period, as the afternoon’s final performers, The Aeolians choir of Oakwood University in Huntsville, Alabama, assembled on the staircase and throughout the first floor and the audience moved to the main foyer, where high ceilings provided the perfect acoustic environment. The award-winning choir performed three pieces, their operatic voices filling Carr’s Hill with skin-tingling versions of “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” “Smile”

Fragrant winter jasmine and unseasonably warm temperatures welcomed arts enthusiasts on March 4th to the residence of University of Virginia President Jim Ryan Wednesday afternoon for “Arts on the Hill,” a free, new series of performances for students, faculty and staff. The brainchild of Ryan, Provost Liz Magill and Vice Provost for the Arts Jody Kielbasa, “Arts on the Hill” will be a regular occurrence during the academic year, with free tickets available through a lottery. Ryan gave an enthusiastic welcome to the crowd gathered in Carr’s Hill, which has housed every University president since it’s completion in 1909. Carr’s Hill was recently reopened after a renovation and restoration project intended to preserve the historic home for generations. “Welcome to the first edition of “Arts on the Hill,” Ryan told the crowd. “It’s a very simple concept. About once a month we are going to invite artists, either from among our faculty or students or visiting artists to perform at Carr’s Hill. This is a way to showcase the amazing talent we have here on Grounds among our faculty and students and also to take advantage of the fact that Charlottesville is a real crossroads for incredible artists coming through.” Vice Provost for the Arts Jody Kielbasa, foreground, Provost Liz Magill, seated in dress with red flowers, and President Jim Ryan applaud fourth-year student Aline Dolinh after her reading of her poem, “This Poem is Not a Knife.” Ryan gave special thanks to Kielbasa, who, he said, is “really the beating heart of the arts at UVA.” Before introducing the performers, Kielbasa stepped to the head of the room and thanked both Ryan and Magill for believing “that it would be great to open Carr’s Hill to this monthly celebration of the arts.”

and “Gospel Train.” Afterward there was a brief question-and-answer session. Magill asked choir conductor Jason Max Ferdinand about the audition process for the choir, which placed first at the 2018 World Choir Games in South Africa. In closing out the first “Arts on the Hill” event, Ryan thanked all of the performers and, tongue-in-cheek, told The Aeolians, “we have a number of terrific graduate programs,” to chuckles. In seriousness, he then said, “We just moved into this house and your presence has graced this house. Thank you very much for being here.”

Organizers say there will be between six-to-eight performances during the academic year, all hosted by Ryan. They will announce the next “Arts on the Hill” soon, along with ticket lottery information.


MARCH 2020

OBITUARY Raymond Dee York III

William J. K. Dougherty

Raymond Dee York III, 83, September 10, 1936 Monday, April 6, 2020 passed away peacefully on Monday, April 6, 2020, in his hometown of Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Keep the Shiny Side Up”

Born to Levi Dee York and Sue Gee Smith York on September 10, 1936, "Ray" attended Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia, where he earned a varsity letter in tennis and won four state tennis championships. At the University of Virginia, Ray received a BA in Philosophy, served as Lieutenant Junior Grade in the United States Naval Reserves, and was Captain of the tennis team under celebrated coach Carl M. "Red" Rohmann. Ray also served as President of the UVA chapter of the Phi Kappa Sigma Fraternity (Class of '58). Mr. York's family heritage in Charlottesville extended many generations, being the grandson of celebrated UVA English professor and acclaimed author C. Alphonso Smith, and the great-grandson of Presbyterian minister Jacob Henry Smith. On his mother's side, he was descended from John Kelly, who played an early role in the establishment of UVA, and from Opie Norris and John Watson, who together owned most of the homes and shops on the South side of Courthouse Square. Mr. York's successful career on Wall Street spanned over four decades. He got his start in 1961 at Clark Dodge & Co., and later worked for top firms including EF Hutton and Oppenheimer & Co. Mr. York consolidated his credibility as a top stock analyst through his own research firm Project G, an agency focusing on small cap high-growth retail chains. Based on excellent client feedback, he launched his own investment management company, Farmington Associates, a hedge fund he ran from 1986 to 2006. The fund generated outstanding results, returning to his limited partners sixteen times initial capital invested during its 20-year span. He was ultimately deemed "one of Wall Street's best stock pickers" by Institutional Investor. Mr. York then retired to his residence at Farmington Country Club, where he was a third-generation member. Mr. York had a lifelong passion for jazz, including the music of improvisational jazz pianist Dave McKenna, inspired him to become a benefactor of the jazz concert series Heavenly Jazz, held at The Church of the Heavenly Rest on Fifth Avenue in NYC. A well-known fixture and frequent titlist on the courts of the Rockaway Hunt Club, the River Club, and the Heights Casino in New York, Mr. York competed in the sport well into his seventies. Ray is survived by nieces, Laurin Dee Robertson of South Fork, Colorado and Virginia Amy Scripps of Los Angeles, California (Keith); nephew, Bruce Campbell Robertson of Princeton, New Jersey (Carolyn); and cousins, Joanna Moore- Smith of Brisbane, Australia (Joseph), Alexandra Smith Johnston of London, UK, and Jonathan Smith of Vancouver, Canada (Gail). A memorial service will be scheduled in the coming months for his many friends and family in Charlottesville and beyond.

Brave, Brilliant, and Kind William J. K. Dougherty of West Chester, Pennsylvania, beloved father, business owner, mentor, leader, and life-partner, lost his battle with this horrid virus at Chester County Hospital in West Chester, Pennsylvania on April 9, 2020. He was 74 at the time he entered Heaven’s gates. In these unprecedented times, just before his death, he was comforted by the voices of his children, Colin and Kara, and his companion of life for 18 years, soul mate Judith Alignan. Bill was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, the oldest son of the late William and Ann (née Keating) Dougherty of Wyoming, Pennsylvania. His father served as a barracked mounted Pennsylvania State Trooper, leaving his adoring mother to raise Bill in nearby Wyoming, Pennsylvania, then later Broomall, Pennsylvania, in a hardworking home with his loving maternal grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins who were always nearby. His Baptism, First Communion, Confirmation, and birthdays were always celebrated with his close-knit family and friends. His younger brother, Kevin, was a constant companion on many childhood explorations, complete with scars and broken bones, and his cousins were akin to him as brothers and sisters. The importance of family and integrity – the respect of others, was instilled in Bill during his earliest years. Bill attended Saint Pius X School and served as an altar boy; the priests frequently amazed at his fantastic sense of humor. He later graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School (1963), where he leads a group that proudly painted the school flag pole ‘O’Hara green’ as the senior prank. He went on to attend West Chester State College, where he graduated with a B.A. in History in 1971. Bill served honorably in the United States Marine Corps, 1969-1971, achieving the rank of Lance Corporal, and was a veteran of the Vietnam War. Bill maintained many life-long friendships from his high school, college, and military service years. In 1971, bright, quick-witted, and happy to do anything around cars, Bill began working for Roger Penske Racing in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, and was on the team the first year Team Penske won the Indianapolis 500. Often accompanied on Penske race days by Margie (wife/deceased), Bill knew he had found the career of his dreams. In 1977, Bill opened Dougherty Automotive Services in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The Chester County community quickly embraced Bill’s service shop. Now, 43 years later, with Bill semi-retired, the company still operates with his team of longtime loyal employees who are dedicated to his extraordinary example of integrity, quality service, and customer care that Bill forged into the company when he first opened his doors. Specializing in Swedish and German car service with a strong emphasis on Porsche, Bill cultivated a large extended family throughout his daily work. Through his 35-year involvement with the Riesentoter Region of the Porsche Club of America, he freely shared his passion and knowledge and served in various positions in support of the club. Bill cherished the friendships made through these experiences, many of which extended outside of the car world where other life pursuits were enjoyed together. He served as mentor and teacher to many while maintaining his irresistible desire to learn new things from others. When not talking about cars with friends, many hours were spent talking about each other’s favorite books. He was a 49year resident of West Chester, where he cherished the community. As a father, Bill was very much a family man, always made his presence and availability to his children his primary aim. Birthdays, school events, little league, cub scouts, riding lessons, horse shows, club races, found Bill in the middle of it, often as a volunteer. He had a passion for sailing on the Chesapeake and made it a part of family life for many years. In 2001, Bill was reconnected with college friend Judith Alignan by friends who arranged a dinner at one of the vanguards of West Chester’s downtown scene, Vincent’s. Kindred souls fell in love, caring for each other’s hearts, and enjoyed a fabulous lifetime together, in just over 18 short years. Bill was loving, caring, friendly, and kind at all times and never brought a lousy day home. He was a beacon of light, gently guiding others with advice, wisdom, and his vast knowledge of all things. He was a brother, parent, best friend, life-partner, and a mentor, teacher, and colleague to so many others who will miss him dearly. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Margaret K. (née Kefalas) Dougherty. He was the loving father of Colin J. Dougherty of Keswick, Virginia, and Kara A. Dougherty (Timothy Bearpark) of Glenageary, Dublin County, Ireland; loving grandfather of Caroline Dougherty, Henry Bearpark, Oliver Bearpark, and Margot Bearpark; and devoted life partner and best friend, to Judith Alignan. Bill is also survived by his loving brother, Kevin Dougherty, of Mertztown, PA and a large extended family of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and a large group of friends, some of whom became known as “Aunts and Uncles” to his children, and by his everfaithful sidekick, Joie, the dog. A good kind man has become a good kind spirit, watching over us all. He would tell his drivers before they would head out of the pits, ‘keep the shiny side up,’ a reminder that the most important thing to do is bring it home in one piece at the end of the (race) day. A Memorial Service for Bill will be announced in the upcoming weeks. 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