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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - March 2019

LIFE

In this issue

Historic Garden Week Celebrating the Centennial of the Dolley Madison Garden Club

also: going out, overheard, happenings, horsin around, what's cooking and much more


THE LAURIE HOLLADAY SHOP

KESWICK LIFE


RIDGEVIEW

15-acre Custom Country House

Milton Road, Charlottesville VA - 8 miles to DownTown Mall, Charlottesville Main House over 5,000sf features: 4 Bedrooms, 3 1/2 Baths, 2 Fireplaces, Open Floor Plan, Gourmet Kitchen, Large Master Suite with Marble Bathroom, Family, Dining & Living Areas, Game Room, Exercise Room, wood floors, high quality and energy efficient construction. Cottage with 1600sf for workshop, guest house or studio. Planned 8-stall Stable. 2-Bay Garage for oversized vehicles. Peaceful Country Setting.

Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina

Contact Duke & Sharon Merrick for more information:

Office: 434-951-5160 or Mobile: 434-962-5658 DukeandSharon@KeswickProperties.com www.KeswickProperties.com Ednam Hall • 1100 Dryden Lane Charlottesville, VA 22903

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12 SHOWINGS sold for

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FAIRVIEW - c. 1856 brick Georgian manor home. 9,000 s.f. with 11’ ceilings and heart pine floors. Fireplaces, original moldings and woodwork. 5 bedrooms and guest cottage. Formal gardens and rose garden, Farm managers house, horse facilities and equipment barns. Incredible views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in Somerset, VA. MLS 585034. $2,975,000.

BLOOMINGDALE - c. 1840, Bloomingdale is a noteworthy Orange County, VA historic property located in the heart of Somerset. The Federal manor has a magnificent center hall with grand proportioned rooms (11 ft. ceilings on main floor) and fireplaces in every room (8 total). Geothermal heating and air, renovated sun porch saltwater pool, incredible Southwest and Blue Ridge Mt. views. MLS 567939. $1,275,000.

8 ON THE COVER Historic Virginia Garden Week Keswickians Guide to Local Destinations

This driving tour through the Keswick environs of Somerset and Orange celebrates the Centennial of the Dolley Madison Garden Club, a founding member of the Garden Club of Virginia, and host of the tour. Four gracious homes, with links to the earliest history of this beautiful place, highlight the area’s agricultural and equestrian roots. One is a Madison family home, now the headmaster’s house at Woodberry Forest School. Another is a world-renowned equestrian training facility. Two are former residences of founding members of the Dolley Madison Garden Club; all are owned by individuals with flair and elegance. With their history, architecture and gardens, all four properties showcase the guiding principles which inspired the founders of the Dolley Madison Garden Club: beautification, preservation and restoration. Christ Episcopal Church in nearby Gordonsville serves as tour headquarters. Read all about it on page 8.

BARTERBROOK FARM - c. 1900 3-bed renovated farm house with 3 fireplaces, terraces and porches, copper roof, open kitchen and floor plan, outdoor spa, beautiful woodwork. 33-acres. Workshop. Barn completely renovated as a second home with full kitchen and bathroom and two stories. This recreational guest house/retreat is a custom build and a must see. MLS 584756. $1,695,000.

Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439 Murdoch.Matheson@Sothebysrealty.com 10 KESWICK SCENE Keswick resident and accomplished floral and event designer, Gregory Britt opens murdoch-matheson.com

an interesting new venture in the Keswick environs. He had driven by Blue Bomar’s old mechanic’s garage many times and one day in February he noticed that it was empty. He squealed his tires pulling in and went to talk to Nancy Parsons , owner of Country House Antiques (and now his new neighbor). Get the full story on page 10.

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11 KESWICK SCENE The Keswick Hunt Club held their annual Hunt Ball marking the end of the hunt-

ing season. The black tie affair was held in the freshly renovated clubhouse which is now available to the public for special event rentals. Our photographers were there, see the photo journal on page 11, beautifully documenting the evening against the historic clubhouse backdrop.

14 HAPPENINGS Centennial Celebration of the Dolley Madison Garden Club. Tony Vanderwarker

STONE’S THROW Exceptional 42 acre country property with all the amenities. The 6-bedroom house completed in 2005 has every luxury you could hope for with an open f loor plan and first f loor 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 SW and unforgettable sunsets.

recounts the history of the Centennial Celebration of the Dolley Madison Garden Club. To celebrate their Centennial, Dolley Madison members have funded and hired Raindrops of Virginia to build a fountain for Taylor Park which one of their members, Helen Marie Taylor, gave to the town of Orange. Get the story on page 14.

17 HORSIN AROUND Hunting Wisdom by Barclay Rives. The Keswick hounds hunted well for Paul Wil-

son during his second season as KHC Professional Huntsman. Though rain and mud caused too many meets to be cancelled, hounds rewarded the Keswick faithful whenever hunting was possible. Paul handles the pack quietly and with apparent ease, which speaks of time spent with them in the kennel and on non-hunting days. Allowing hounds freedom to wander, gathering them when needed, demonstrates superior control. Read more on page 17.

MLS 585648 $3,250,000

Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439 Murdoch.Matheson@Sothebysrealty.com 19 ON EXHIBIT April at Chroma Projects. Elaine Rogers & Emily Williams: Luminous Structures

through April 26th 26th, 2019, First Friday Reception from 5:00 - 7:00 PM, get the preview on page 19.

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Vandy Vanderwarker, the thirty-seven year-old son of Annie and Tony Vanderwarker, recently realized his lifelong dream of opening his own restaurant. Maison (French for house), his new bistro in North Central Charleston, began serving dinner in mid-March.

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The Virginia Horse Center Foundation (VHCF) is pleased to announce our new chief operating officer, Kelley Douglas. Kelley replaces Leigh Anne Claywell, who left the foundation to return to Kentucky to accept the director of operations position at the United States Hunter Jumper Association. Kelley is a long-time supporter of the Virginia Horse Center (VHC), and exhibited here and worked at many of the events through the 1990s. 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New in Rivanna Village. Around 20 new to be built homes just come on the market in various styles and prices. 265 Campbell Road with 3 beds, 4.5 baths and 5836 sf on 32 acres is $1.195m or without the Air BnB cabin on 2 acres it is $995k. 373 Keswick Glen Drive with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 2504 sf is $334k. 1025 Pelham Drive with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4340 sf is priced at $629.5k. In Glenmore 3410 Cotswold Lane with 5 beds, 3.5 baths and 4111 sf is priced at $659k. 3396 Dunscroft Court with 3 beds, 3 baths and 2274 sf is $419k. 3542 Glasgow Lane Village. with 4 beds, 4.5 20 baths and 3420 sf is New in Around to New inRivanna Rivanna Village. Around 20new new tobe bebuilt built New in Rivanna Village. Around 20 to be New injust Rivanna Village. 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Bremberton Lane with beds, 3.5 baths and 4063 sf at at 540-857-2676 with any questions about the event. $579k in 5 days. 1311 Kilchatten Lane with 3 beds, 3.5 $579k in 5 days. 1311 Kilchatten Lane with 3 beds, 3.5 $579k in days. 1311 Kilchatten Lane with 33 beds, 3.5 $579k in 553082 days. 1311 Lane with beds, 3.5 Reduced in the isKilchatten 4203 Road, baths and sf at in 333days. 3072 Darby Road baths and3082 3082 sfarea at$519k $519k inLouisa days. 3072“Little DarbyAnnex” Road baths and sf at $519k in days. 3072 Darby Road baths and 3082 sf at $519k in 3 days. 3072 Darby Road a 3 5bed, 2.55.5 bath, 1903 sf6090 home 2$1.195m acres from $511k Keswickiansback backin inthe theday day with baths and at in days. Keswickians back in the day with beds, 5.5 baths and 6090sf sfon at$1.195m $1.195m in36 36 days.to Keswickians with 555beds, beds, 5.5 baths and 6090 sf at in 36 days. Keswickians back in the day with beds, 5.5 baths and 6090 sf at $1.195m in 36 days. $499kk in 145 days. 5376 Gordonsville Road, Around the area 1570 St Johns Road, “Linden Ridge”, Around the area 1570 St Johns Road, “Linden Ridge”, Around the area St Johns “Linden Ridge”, the bath, area 1570 1570 Stbeds, Johns2 Road, Road, “Linden Ridge”, and 2042 sf on at 9.65 aAround 3575 on acres started bed,3.5 3.5bath, bath,with 35753sf sfhome homebaths on70 70 acres started at aaa4“Saddlepond”, 444bed, bed, 3.5 3575 sf home on 70 acres started at bed, 3.5 bath, 3575 sf home on 70 acres started at acres from $715k to $650k in 116 days. 1490 Running $1.995m then $1.795m in 322 days. 944 Cismont Ridge $1.995m then $1.795m in 322 days. 944 Cismont Ridge $1.995m then $1.795m in days. 944 Cismont Ridge $1.995m then $1.795m in 322 322 days. 944 Cismont Ridge Deer Drive with 43.5 beds, 2.5 baths and 2490 sf on at 12.6 Road with 333beds, 3.5 baths and 3464 sf 4.5 Road with beds, baths and 3464 sfon on 4.5acres acres at Road with beds, 3.5 baths and 3464 sf on 4.5 acres at Road with 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3464 sf on 4.5 acres at acres from $575k to $549k in 68 days. In Glenmore 1685 $495k in 5 days. and 4763 Mechunk Road with 5 beds, $495k in 5 days. and 4763 Mechunk Road with 5 beds, $495k in and 4763 Mechunk Road with 55 beds, $495k in 55 days. days. andaon 4763 Mechunk Road with beds, Wellesley Knolls, 4on bed, 3.5 bath, 3677 sf home from 3.5 baths 2793 1.7 for in 28 3.5 bathsand and 2793sf sfon 1.7acres acres for$415k $415k in 28days. days. 3.5 baths and 2793 sf 1.7 acres for $415k in 28 days. 3.5 baths and 2793 sf on 1.7 acres for $415k in 28 days. $625k to $579k in 144 days. 3458 Carroll Creek Road 11 homes in Rivanna Village went under contract 11 homes in Rivanna Village went under contract 11 homes in Village went contract 11with homes in Rivanna Rivanna Village wentsfunder under contract 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5567 from $829k to $799k in 203 days. 3211 Sandown Park Road with 5 beds, 4.5 Reduced in the area is 4203 Louisa Road, “Little Annex” Reduced in the area is 4203 Louisa Road, “Little Annex” Reduced in the area is 4203 Louisa Road, “Little Annex” inbath, the area is 4203 Louisa Road, “Little Annex” baths and 5064 sf from $659.5k to $579.9k in 309 days. aReduced 3 bed, 2.5 1903 sf home on 2 acres from $511k to a 3 bed, 2.5 bath, 1903 sf home on 2 acres from $511k to aa 33 bed, 2.5 bath, 1903 home on 22 acres from $511k to 2.5 bath, 1903 sf sf home on acresin from $511k to 9 bed, homes in Rivanna Village price by $10k $499kk in 145 5376 Gordonsville Road, $499kk in 145 days. days. 5376increased Gordonsville Road, $499kk in 145 days. 5376 Gordonsville Road, $499kk in 145 days. 5376 Gordonsville Road, each. “Saddlepond”, with “Saddlepond”, with333beds, beds,22baths bathsand and2042 2042sf sfon on9.65 9.65 “Saddlepond”, with baths and 2042 sf “Saddlepond”, with 3 beds, beds,in22 116 baths and 1490 2042 Running sf on on 9.65 9.65 acres from $715k to $650k days. acres from $715k to $650k in 116 days. 1490 Running acres from $715k to $650k in 1490 Running acres from $715k $650k in 116 116 days. days. 1490 Running Sold is 1.34 acres on Hacktowen Road from $54.9k Deer Drive with 444to beds, 2.5 sf Deer Drive with beds, 2.5baths bathsand and2490 2490 sfon on12.6 12.6to Deer Drive with beds, 2.5 baths and 2490 sf on 12.6 Deer Drive with 4 beds, 2.5 baths and 2490 sf on1685 12.6 $30k sold for $15k in 884 days. 1493 Bremberton Lane acres from $575k to $549k in 68 days. In Glenmore acres from $575k to $549k in 68 days. In Glenmore 1685 acres from $575k to $549k in 68 days. In 1685 acres from $575k to $549k in 68 days. In Glenmore Glenmore 1685 with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2631 sf from $454k to $438k Wellesley Knolls, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3677 sf home from Wellesley Knolls, a 4 bed, 3.5 bath, 3677 sf home from Wellesley Knolls, aa 44 bed, 3.5 bath, 3677 sf home Wellesley Knolls, bed, bath,5800 3677Mechunk sfCreek home from from and to sold at $405k in 1253.5 days. Ridge $625k in days. 3458 $625k to$579k $579k in144 144 days. 3458Carroll Carroll CreekRoad Road $625k to $579k in 144 days. 3458 Carroll Creek Road $625k to $579k in 144 days. 3458 Carroll Creek Road Lane with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and 1260 sf on 2.56 acres with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5567 sf from $829k to $799k with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5567 sf from $829k to $799k with 55 beds, 4.5 baths and sf from $829k to with beds, 4.5 baths andat5567 5567 sfRoad from $829k to $799k $799k was $288k and sold $280k in 181 days. 2256 in 203 days. 3211 Sandown Park with 5 beds, 4.5 in 203 days. 3211 Sandown Park Road with 5 beds, 4.5 in 203 days. 3211 Sandown Park Road with 55 beds, 4.5 inBeaverdam 203and days. 3211 Sandown Park Road with beds, 4.53.4 Road with 2 beds, 1 bath and 1104 sf on baths 5064 sf from $659.5k to $579.9k in 309 days. baths and 5064 sf from $659.5k to $579.9k in 309 days. baths and 5064 sf $659.5k to in days. and 5064 sf from from $659.5k to $579.9k $579.9k inin309 309 days. acres was $166.9k and sold for $164.8k 1byday. 9baths in Village increased in by $10k homes inRivanna Rivanna Village increased inprice price $10kIn 999homes homes in Rivanna Village increased in price by $10k Pictured above at Hall’s River Place- February 1950 homes in Rivanna Village increased in price by $10k Rivanna Village 349 Winding Road with 3 beds, 3 baths each. each. each. each. Bottom row(l-r) Doris Coles, Stuart Burford, Charlotte Rafferty, Paige Jennings, Donald Hostetter and 1366 sf sold for $371.3k and 351 Winding Road Middle row(l-r) Roberts Coles, Caroline Hall with bds, 3 baths and 2043 sf Road sold for $372.3k Sold is acres on from $54.9k Sold is31.34 1.34 acres onHacktowen Hacktowen Road from $54.9kto to Sold is 1.34 acres on Hacktowen Road from $54.9k to Sold is 1.34 acres on Hacktowen Road from $54.9k to Back row (l-r) Budge Joslin, Carey Joslin, Will Lair,Liz Wheeler, Harold Hallock $30k $30ksold soldfor for$15k $15kin in884 884days. days.1493 1493Bremberton BrembertonLane Lane $30k sold for $15k in 884 days. 1493 Bremberton Lane $30k sold for $15k in 884 days. 1493 Bremberton Lane with KESWICK LIFE with333beds, beds,2.5 2.5baths bathsand and2631 2631sfsffrom from$454k $454ktoto$438k $438k with 2.5 and 2631 from $454k $438k withsold 3 beds, beds, 2.5 baths baths anddays. 2631 sf sf from $454k to toRidge $438k and at $405k in 125 5800 Mechunk and sold at $405k in 125 days. 5800 Mechunk Ridge and in 125 Ridge Pictured above at Hall’s River Place- February 1950 and sold sold at at $405k $405k1.5 in baths 125 days. days. 5800 5800 Mechunk Mechunk Ridge Lane Lanewith with333beds, beds,1.5 1.5baths baths and and1260 1260sf sfon on2.56 2.56acres acres Lane with beds, and 1260 sf on 2.56 acres Bottom row(l-r) Doris Coles, Stuart Burford, Charlotte Rafferty, Paige Jennings, Donald Hostetter. Middle row(lLane with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and 1260 sf on 2.56 acres was was$288k $288kand andsold soldat at$280k $280kin in181 181days. days. 2256 2256 was $288k and sold at $280k in 181 days. 2256 r) Roberts Coles, Caroline Hall. Back row (l-r) Budge Joslin, Carey Joslin, Will Lair,Liz Wheeler, Harold Hallock was $288k and sold at $280k in 181 days. 2256 Beaverdam BeaverdamRoad Roadwith with222beds, beds,111bath bathand and1104 1104sf sfon on3.4 3.4 Beaverdam Road with beds, bath and 1104 sf on 3.4 Beaverdam Road with 2 beds, 1 bath and 1104 sf on 3.4 acres acreswas was$166.9k $166.9kand andsold soldfor for$164.8k $164.8kin in11day. day.In In acres $166.9k and sold for in In acres was was $166.9k and sold Road for $164.8k $164.8k in 11 3day. day. In Pictured Picturedabove aboveat atHall’s Hall’sRiver RiverPlacePlace-February February1950 1950 Rivanna Village 349 Winding with 3 beds, baths Pictured above at Hall’s River PlaceFebruary 1950 Rivanna Village 349 Winding Road with 3 beds, 3 baths Rivanna Village 349 Winding Road with 33 beds, 33 baths Pictured above at Hall’s River PlaceFebruary 1950 6 Rivanna Village 349 Winding Road with beds, baths Bottom row(l-r) Doris Coles, Stuart Burford, Charlotte Rafferty, and 1366 sf sold for $371.3k and 351 Winding Road Bottom row(l-r) Doris Coles, Stuart Burford, Charlotte Rafferty,Paige PaigeJennings, Jennings,Donald DonaldHostetter Hostetter and 1366 sf sold for $371.3k and 351 Winding Road Bottom row(l-r) Doris Coles, Stuart Burford, Charlotte Rafferty, Paige Jennings, Donald and 1366 sf sold for $371.3k and 351 Winding Road Bottom row(l-r) Doris Coles, Stuart Burford, Charlotte Rafferty, Paige Jennings, Donald Hostetter Hostetter and 1366 sf sold for $371.3k and 351 Winding Road Middle row(l-r) Roberts Coles, Caroline Hall with 3 bds, 3 baths and 2043 sf sold for $372.3k Middle row(l-r) Roberts Coles, Caroline Hall with 3 bds, 3 baths and 2043 sf sold for $372.3k Middle row(l-r) Roberts Coles, Caroline Hall with Middle row(l-r) Roberts Coles, Caroline Will Hall with 33 bds, bds, 33 baths baths and and 2043 2043 sf sf sold sold for for $372.3k $372.3k Back Backrow row(l-r) (l-r)Budge BudgeJoslin, Joslin,Carey CareyJoslin, Joslin, WillLair,Liz Lair,LizWheeler, Wheeler,Harold HaroldHallock Hallock Back Back row row (l-r) (l-r) Budge Budge Joslin, Joslin, Carey Carey Joslin, Joslin, Will Will Lair,Liz Lair,Liz Wheeler, Wheeler, Harold Harold Hallock Hallock KESWICK LIFE

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What: The Dogs of MontpelierLandscape What: Dogs ofWalk MontpelierMark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late!The Where: Montpelier Landscape Walk When: April 20thof - 9MontpelierAM Where:The Montpelier What: Dogs When: Landscape April 20th - Walk 9 AM This 1.5 mile tour (approximately 2 hours) will offer visitors and their dogs a chance to learn about the Where: Montpelier This 1.5 mile tour (approximately 2 hours) will offer history of pets on the Montpelier property. Along the visitors and their dogs aAM chance to learn about the When: April 20th - 9that way, learn about the dogs called Montpelier home,

What: Hiking the Blue Ridge Where: Clifton the InnBlue Ridge What: Hiking When Where:: Springtime Clifton Inn When Hiking : Springtime What: the Blue Ridge Grab your hiking boots and head for the hills. The Clifton is surrounded by some of the best around Where: Inn and head forhiking Grab yourClifton hiking boots the hills. The from the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge Whenis:surrounded Springtime Clifton by some of the best hiking around Parkway for the avid hiker or a leisurely stroll. Our

from the Shenandoah National Park and the Blue Ridge hiking package includes an overnight stay in our Parkway for the avid or a leisurely Our Grab your bootshiker and head for the stroll. hills. The standard or hiking Livery Stable Rooms, a nutritious lunch to hikingispackage includes anofovernight stayaround in our Clifton surrounded by some the best hiking go, and then reward yourself from a day of exploring standardShenandoah or Livery Stable Rooms, nutritious to from National Parkaand the Bluelunch Ridge with athe three course dinner and pre-dinner cocktails. You go, and then reward yourself from a day of exploring Parkway for the avid hiker or agear leisurely stroll. Our will take home with you, Clifton to remind you of with a three course dinner and pre-dinner cocktails. You hiking package includes an overnight stay in our your stay with us. This includes: Two Soma water will take home with you, Rooms, Clifton gear to remind youto of standard Livery Stable a nutritious bottles, orClifton t-shirts, hats and lunch mugs. your stay with us. This includes: Two Soma water go, and then yourself from a?reception@theday of exploring Phone: (434)reward 971-1800 | Email: bottles, Cliftondinner t-shirts, hats cocktails. and mugs. with a three course and pre-dinner You clifton.com Phone: (434) with 971-1800 | Email: will take home you, Clifton gear ?reception@theto remind you of clifton.com your stay with us. This includes: Two Soma water What: Bees and Blooms bottles, Clifton t-shirts, hats and mugs. Phone: (434) 971-1800 | Email: ?reception@theGlenmore Country Club Where: What: Bees and Blooms clifton.com

When: April 9th - 10:00 Glenmore Country ClubAM Where:Tuesday, When:3rd Tuesday, April 9thInto - 10:00 Keswick Garden ClubBlooms presents "Bees andAM Blooms" to What: Bees and What: Annual Hop Spring!

benefit the McIntire Botanial Garden. Where: Chiles Peach Orchard | Blooms" Crozetto Glenmore Country Cluband Where: Keswick Garden Club presents "Bees Schedule of Events benefit the McIntire Botanial Garden. When: Tuesday, 9th - commences!! 10:00 AM When: 20,April 2019 10:00 am -April Doors open ,Shopping Schedule of Events 11:45am - Lunch Keswick "Bees and Blooms" to 10:00 amGarden - DoorsClub openpresents ,Shopping commences!! 12: 45uspm Programs begin Join in--celebrating Easter Garden. and spring-time! benefit the McIntire Botanial 11:45am Lunch 3:00 pm- Shopping ends 12: 45fun pm for - of Programs begin Schedule Events With the whole family, we will have fun Speakers 3:00 pmShopping ends 10:00 amfood, - Doors open ,Shopping commences!! games, and drinks for everyone!Featuring the Dr. Josephine Speakers 11:45am -Easter LunchJohnson popular Egg “Roll”, story time, crafts, live PhD 12: 45Toxicology pm -wagon Programs begin Dr. Josephine Johnson animals, rides, food, and more!…And of Gregory Britt 3:00 pmends PhD Toxicology course, aShopping visit from the Easter Bunny will help us Gregory Britt Designs Speakers welcome GregorySpring Britt together! For further information: Dr. Josephine Johnson Gregory Britt Designs www.keswickgardenclub.co Wine, hard cider, and lunch will be available! Easter PhD Toxicology For further information: Egg Roll with Story Time before each : 3 Sessionswww.keswickgardenclub.co Gregory Britt What: Dogwood 11:00am-1:00pm-3:00pm. $10.00 per child/$3.00 per Gregory Britt DesignsFestival adult wagon ride! For further information: Where: Charlottesville What: Dogwood Festival www.keswickgardenclub.co

When: April 27th Where:Through Charlottesville The Charlottesville Dogwood Festival celebrates the When:Dogwood Through April 27th What: Festival city’s beauty and culture through a series of Springtie

The Charlottesville Dogwood Festival celebrates the

events. The carnival open April 11-28 in McIntire Park Where: Charlottesville city’s beauty and culture through a series of Springtie includes Fireworks displayand Barbecue on April 12th. events. The carnivalApril open April 11-28 in McIntire Park When: Through 27th THe Queen’s Ball and the Dogwood Parade in

includes Fireworks displayand Barbecuecelebrates on April 12th. The Charlottesville Dogwood the downtown Charlottesville willFestival be held on April27th. THe beauty Queen’s Ball andthrough the Dogwood Parade in city’s and culture a series of Springtie For more information and event dates visit downtown Charlottesville will11-28 be held on April27th. events. The carnival open April in McIntire Park www.charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. For more information and eventondates visit includes Fireworks displayand Barbecue April 12th. www.charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org. THe Queen’s Ball and the Dogwood Parade in downtown Charlottesville will be held on April27th. For more information and event dates visit www.charlottesvilledogwoodfestival.org.

history of pets on the Montpelier property. Along the . the Madisons' time, the and their owners. Pets during way,1.5 learn about dogs that called home, This mile tourthe (approximately 2 Montpelier hours) offer duPont dogs bred for show, foxhounds, dogwill housing . and their owners. Pets during the Madisons' time, the visitors and their dogs a chance to learn about the and the Dalmations, and entertaining anecdotes will duPont dogs bred for show, foxhounds, dog housing history of pets on the Montpelier Along the be covered!Begins at the David M.property. Rubenstein Visitor and learn the Dalmations, andthat entertaining anecdotes will way, aboutmake the dogs called Montpelier home, Center. Please sure your pet is leashed and be covered!Begins at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor . and their owners. Pets during the Madisons' time, the sociable. Center.dogs Please make sure your pet is dog leashed and duPont bred for show, foxhounds, housing sociable. and the Dalmations, and entertaining anecdotes will What: Tailgating be covered!Begins at the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center. make sure your pet is leashed and Where: Keswick Environs What:Please Tailgating sociable. When: April 20th, Apirl 27th, May 4th

Where: Keswick Environs Saturday, - 1:30 May pm 4th When:Tailgating April 20th,April Apirl2027th, What: Middleburg Spring Races Saturday, April 20 - 1:30 pm Park, Middleburg, Virginia Where:Glenwood Keswick Environs Middleburg Spring Races (540) 687-6545 www.middleburgspringraces.com When:Glenwood April 20th, Apirl 27th, May 4th Park, Middleburg, Virginia

Saturday, April 27 - 1:00 pm (540) 687-6545 - www.middleburgspringraces.com Saturday, April 20 -Races 1:30 pm Foxfield Spring Saturday, April 27 - 1:00 pm Middleburg Spring Races Charlottesville, Virginia Foxfield Spring Races Glenwood Park, Middleburg, Virginia (434) 293-9501 - www.foxfieldraces.com Charlottesville, Virginia (540) 687-6545 - www.middleburgspringraces.com Saturday, May 4 - 1:00 pm (434) Saturday, 293-9501 April - www.foxfieldraces.com - 1:00 pm Virginia Gold 27 Cup Races Saturday, 4 -Races 1:00 pm Foxfield May Spring Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia Virginia Gold Cup Races Charlottesville, Virginia (540) 347-2612 - www.vagoldcup.com Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia (434) 293-9501 - www.foxfieldraces.com (540) Saturday, 347-2612 May - www.vagoldcup.com 4 - 1:00 pm What: Planting History inRaces Your Garden Virginia Gold Cup Great Meadow, The Plains, Virginia Where: Milstein Theater Monticello's What:(540) Planting Historyatin Your Garden 347-2612 - www.vagoldcup.com

M. Rubenstein Visitor Center Where:David Milstein Theater at Monticello's When: Monday, 29th - 6:30 .-8:30 p.m. David M.April Rubenstein Visitor Center What: Planting History in Your Garden When: Monday, April - 6:30with .-8:30 p.m. Join Lee Buttala as he shares29th tips along glorious Where: Milstein Theater at Monticello's

photos of some of our oldest and most interesting, Rubenstein Visitor Center Join LeeDavid Buttala M. as he shares tips along with glorious plants, flowers and crops. Buttala is the former photos of some of April our oldest and most interesting, When: Monday, 29th 6:30 .-8:30 p.m.is executive director of Seed Savers Exchange, which plants, flowers and crops. Buttala is the former dedicated to the preservation of America’s garden and executive director of Seed Savers Exchange, which is Join Lee Buttala as He he shares tips along with glorious farming heritage. is an Emmy Award-winning dedicated to the of preservation ofand America’s garden and photos of some our oldest most interesting, television producer of “Martha Stewart Living” and farmingflowers heritage. Hecrops. is an Emmy plants, and ButtalaAward-winning is “Cultivating the former was the creator, producer and director of television producer of “Martha Stewart Living” executive director of Seed Savers Exchange, whichand is Life,” a PBS series on outdoor living and gardening. was the creator, producer and director of “Cultivating dedicated to the preservation of America’s garden and He has written for The New York Times, Martha Life,” a PBS seriesHe on is outdoor living and gardening. farming heritage. anand Emmy Award-winning Stewart Living, New York, Metropolitan Home. He has written forofThe New Stewart York Times, Martha television producer “Martha Living” and As an editor, he has worked for Saveur, Garden Design, Stewart Living,producer New York, and Metropolitan Home. was the creator, and director of “Cultivating and Interview, and for the book publisher Alfred A. As an editor, he hason worked for Saveur, Garden Design, Life,” PBS series living and gardening. Knopf.a Buttala servedoutdoor as the preservation program andhas Interview, and for the book publisher Alfred A. He written for The New York Times, Martha manager for the Garden Conservancy and has studied Knopf. Living, Buttala New served as the preservation program Stewart York, and Metropolitan Home. garden design at Kyoto University of Art and Design, manager forhe the Garden Conservancy and hasDesign, studied As editor, has worked for Saveur, Garden thean English Gardening School at London’s Chelsea garden design and at Kyoto University of Art and Design, and Interview, for the book publisher Alfred A. Physic Garden and the New York Botanical Garden. the English Gardening School at London’sprogram Chelsea Knopf. Buttala served as the preservation He is the author and editor of the books Cultivating Physic Garden and theConservancy New York Botanical Garden. manager for the Garden and hasGarden: studied Life: A Guide to Outdoor Living and The Seed He is the author and editor of the books Cultivating garden at Kyoto University of Art and Design, The Artdesign and Practice of Seed Saving. Life: A Guide to OutdoorSchool Living and The SeedChelsea Garden: the Gardening London’s The English talk begins at 6:30pm andatwill be follow by a The Art and Practice of Seed Saving. Physic Garden and signing the NewatYork Botanical Garden. reception and book 7:30pm. Theis talk begins and at 6:30pm and be Cultivating follow by a He the author editor of thewill books reception and signing at 7:30pm. Life: A Guide tobook Outdoor Living and The Seed Garden: The Art and Practice of Seed Saving. The talk begins at 6:30pm and will be follow by a reception and book signing at 7:30pm.

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Where: Keswick Showgrounds What:the The Keswick Horse Show Save dates! When: 14th -Showgrounds 19th Where:May Keswick When:The MayKeswick 14th - 19th What: Horse Show

The Keswick Horse Show, will be held May 14th - 19th,

2019, at the historic Keswick Show Grounds. Spectators Where: Keswick Showgrounds The Keswick Horse Show, will be held May 14th - 19th, are welcome throughout the show. For a complete When: May 14thKeswick - 19th Show 2019, at the historic Grounds. Spectators

schedule or prize list look under Exhibitors. are welcome throughout the show. For a complete For additional information call: schedule or prize list lookwill under Exhibitors. The Keswick Horse be held May 14th - 19th, Sponsorships: DougShow, Wheeler, 434-981-2577 For additional information call: Grounds. Spectators 2019, at the historic Keswick Show Hospitality : Sandra Burke, 434-295-1441 or Sponsorships: Doug Wheeler, are welcome throughout the 434-981-2577 show. For a complete Merrily36@aol.com Hospitality : Sandra Burke, 434-295-1441 or schedule or prize list look under Exhibitors. Horse Show Manager: Keedie Leonard, 540-377-5750 Merrily36@aol.com For additional information call: Show Office During the Show: 434-244-3383 Horse Show Manager: Keedie434-981-2577 Leonard, 540-377-5750 Sponsorships: Doug Wheeler, Horse Show Address: 626 Hunt Club Road, Keswick, Show Office During the Show: 434-244-3383 Hospitality : Sandra Burke, 434-295-1441 or VA 22947 Horse Show Address: 626 Hunt Club Road, Keswick, Merrily36@aol.com VA 22947 Horse Show Manager: Keedie Leonard, 540-377-5750 What: Open Late Show Office During the Show: 434-244-3383 Sporting Library, Middleburg, VA. Where: Horse Address: 626 Hunt Club Road, Keswick, What:Show Open Late VA 22947May- August When:

Where: Sporting Library, Middleburg, VA.

Join us onMaythe NSLM's lawn as we celebrate the 5th When: August What: Open Late anniversary of our Open Late Summer Concert Series! Join us on the NSLM's lawn as we celebrate the 5th Concerts Sporting are free and open toMiddleburg, the public, with the Library, VA. Where: anniversary of our Open Late Summer Concert Series! Museum open late and free of charge too. When: August ConcertsMayare free and open to the public, with the Museum open late andlawn free of too. the 5th Join us on the NSLM's ascharge we celebrate 2019 Line-Up anniversary of our Open Late Summer Concert Series! Concerts are free and open to the public, with the 2019 Line-Up Museum open late and free of charge Country Bandtoo. with partners May: Bryan Shepherd Blue Ridge Wildlife Foundation and Middleburg Bryan Shepherd Country Band with partners May:Line-Up 2019 Humane Foundation

Blue Ridge Wildlife Foundation and Middleburg Humane Foundation June:: Bryan Cadillac RomeosCountry Trio with partners George Shepherd Band with partners May Mason Alumni Association, The Hill Middleburg School, and Blue Ridge Wildlife Foundation June: Cadillac Romeos Trio withand partners George Virginia Tech Alumni Association Humane Foundation Mason Alumni Association, The Hill School, and Virginia Tech Alumni Association July: Silver Tones SwingTrio Band withpartners partner George Mosby June: Cadillac Romeos with Heritage Area Association Mason Association, Thewith Hillpartner School,Mosby and July: Alumni Silver Tones Swing Band Virginia Tech Alumni Association Heritage Area Association August: Shenandoah Conservatory with partners July: Tones Swing County Band with partner Mosby A PlaceSilver to Be, Loudoun Equine Alliance, August : Shenandoah Conservatory with partners Heritage Area Association Shenandoah University Alumni Association, and Sky A Place to Be, Loudoun County Equine Alliance, Meadow State Park Shenandoah University Alumni Association, and Sky Meadow State Park August : Shenandoah Conservatory with partners Concessions available, including food from Pirate A Place to Be, Loudoun County Equine Alliance, Rooster Pizza and Blackwater Beef, beer Powers Concessions available, including foodfrom from Pirate Shenandoah University Alumni Association, and Sky Farm & Brewery, and wine. Meadow State Park Rooster Pizza and Blackwater Beef, beer from Powers

Free Parking; Picnics No Rain Date; Pets Farm & Brewery, andWelcome; wine. Must Be Leashed; Cash Bar; No Glass Containers; Concessions includingNo food from Pirate Free Parking;available, Picnics Welcome; Rain Date; Pets No Outside Alcohol Permitted Rooster Pizza and Blackwater Beef, beer from Powers Must Be Leashed; Cash Bar; No Glass Containers; Farm & Brewery, andPermitted wine. No Outside Alcohol Free Parking; Picnics Welcome; No Rain Date; Pets Must Be Leashed; Cash Bar; No Glass Containers; No Outside Alcohol Permitted

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10 a.m. to 5 p.m Saturday April 27, 2019 Saturday April This driving tour celebrates the Centennial of the Dolley Madison 10 a.m. to 5 27, p.m2019 Garden Club, a founding 10member a.m. of tothe5 Garden p.m Club of Virginia, and

host of the tour. This driving tour celebrates the Centennial of the Dolley Madison This driving tour celebrates Centennial of Club the Dolley Madison Garden Club, a founding of the Garden of Virginia, and Four gracious homes,with linksmember to thethe earliest history of this beautiful place, highlight Garden Club, a founding member of the Garden Club of Virginia, host of the tour. the area’s agricultural and equestrian roots. One is a Madison family home, nowand the host of the tour. headmaster’s house at Woodberry Forest School. Another is a world-renowned Four gracious homes,with theformer earliestresidences history of this beautifulmembers place, highlight equestrian training facility.links Twotoare of founding of the the agricultural and equestrian roots. One is a Madison family home, now the Dolley Madison Garden Club; all owned by individuals with flairplace, and elegance. Fourarea’s gracious homes,with links to are the earliest history of this beautiful highlight headmaster’s house atand Woodberry Forest School. Another a world-renowned With theiragricultural history, architecture and gardens, four showcase the now guiding the area’s equestrian roots. all One is aproperties Madison is family home, the equestrian training facility. Two former residences of founding members of the principles which inspired the are founders the Dolley Madison Garden Club: headmaster’s house at Woodberry Forest of School. Another is a world-renowned Dolley Madison Garden Club; allare areformer ownedresidences by individuals with flair and elegance. beautification, preservation and restoration. equestrian training facility. Two of founding members of the With their history, architecture gardens, properties showcase theelegance. guiding Dolley Madison Garden Club; and all are ownedall byfour individuals with flair and principles whichChurch inspired the founders of Dolley Garden Club: Christ Episcopal in nearby Gordonsville serves as Madison tour headquarters. With their history, architecture and gardens, all the four properties showcase the guiding beautification, preservation principles which inspired and the restoration. founders of the Dolley Madison Garden Club: beautification, preservation and restoration. Christ Episcopal Church in nearby Gordonsville serves as tour headquarters. Christ Episcopal Church in nearby Gordonsville serves as tour headquarters.

Gaston

Sited at the end of a sweeping, tree-lined drive and located amid rolling terrain and luxurious pastures, Gaston commands attention. The house consists of a twoanda-half-story central block fronted by a classical portico and flanked by Sited at the end of a sweeping, tree-lined drive(1865and located amidsupervised rolling terrain symmetrical one-story wings. George Ficklin 1917), who the and luxurious Gaston commands attention. The duPont, house consists a twoenlargement ofpastures, nearby Montpelier for William and Annie was theofbuilder Sited at the end of a sweeping, tree-lined drive and located amid rolling terrain anda-half-story centralGaston block commands fronted by attention. aaround classical portico and flanked by for The duPont family built Gaston 1909 for Annie’s sonofGeorge andGaston. luxurious pastures, The house consists a twosymmetrical (18651917), supervised the Zinn and his one-story wifecentral Florawings. Cameron Zinn,Ficklin aby charter member of who the and Dolley Madison anda-half-story block George fronted a classical portico flanked by enlargement nearby Montpelier for William Annie duPont, the builder Garden Club.of symmetrical one-story wings. George Ficklin and (18651917), who was supervised the for Gaston. The duPontMontpelier family built around 1909 duPont, for Annie’s enlargement of nearby forGaston William and Annie wasson the George builder Zinn and hisThe wife Flora Cameron Zinn, a charter member of the Dolley The Colonial Revival style of thebuilt home captures elements from original Thomas for Gaston. duPont family Gaston around 1909 for Annie’s sonMadison George Garden Club. Jefferson-inspired Montpelier. TheZinn, center hall and reception rooms feature high Zinn and his wife Flora Cameron a charter member of the Dolley Madison ceilings and Colonial Revival architectural moldings. An impressive collection of Garden Club. The Master Colonial Revival style of the home furnishings captures elements from the Old paintings and 18th century complement theoriginal spaciousThomas rooms. Jefferson-inspired Montpelier. center hall and reception rooms feature high The gardens at Gaston have extensively reworked byfrom the current owners with Colonial Revival style ofbeen theThe home captures elements the original Thomas ceilings Colonial Revival moldings. An today impressive collection of the helpand of landscape architectarchitectural Rachel Lilly. Theand gardens incorporate three Jefferson-inspired Montpelier. The center hall reception rooms feature high Old Master paintings and 18th century furnishings complement the spacious rooms. terraces, shrub borders, a pool garden and a moldings. perennial parterre and kitchen garden. ceilings and Colonial Revival architectural An impressive collection of The gardenspaintings at Gastonand have been extensively reworked by the current owners with Old Master 18th century furnishings complement the spacious rooms. the ofand landscape Rachel Lilly. The gardens incorporate Thehelp gardens at Steven Gaston architect have been extensively reworked by today the current ownersthree with Catherine Brooks, owners. terraces, borders,architect a pool garden a perennial parterre and kitchen garden. the help shrub of landscape Racheland Lilly. The gardens today incorporate three terraces, shrub borders, a pool garden and a perennial parterre and kitchen garden. Catherine and Steven Brooks, owners. Catherine and Steven Brooks, owners.

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Tivoli Tivoli Tivoli

Located at the heart of Virginia’s Piedmont, this c. 1903 home with Corinthian columns sits on a secluded hilltop near Somerset. Tivoli is one of the jewels embedded in the Madison-Barbour Historic District on the National Historic Located at heartPlaces. of Virginia’s Piedmont, this c. 1903 home with Corinthian Register of the Historic columns sits on a secluded near Somerset. Tivoli is of one the jewels The mansion stands out itshilltop Colonial Revival stylec.and views theof surrounding Located at the heart of for Virginia’s Piedmont, this 1903 home with Corinthian embedded in the Madison-Barbour Historic District on the National countryside overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Legend suggests that a columns sits on a secluded hilltop near Somerset. Tivoli is one of theHistoric jewels Register of Historic Places. specially constructed wagon was needed to transport the portico columns from embedded in the Madison-Barbour Historic District on the National Historic The mansion stands out for its Colonial Revival style and views of the surrounding the rail station in Somerset to the home’s hilltop setting. Register of Historic Places. countryside overlooking Blue Ridge Mountains. Legend suggests that a The mansion stands out forthe its Colonial Revival style and views of the surrounding specially constructed wagon was needed to transport the portico columns from Originally built as a summer home for Mr. and Mrs. John T. Anderson, Tivoli countryside overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains. Legend suggests that a the rail station in Somerset to the home’s hilltop setting. contains 24 rooms and 20,000 square feet of living space. The home’s lavish specially constructed wagon was needed to transport the portico columns from interiors and striking equestrian-themed décor will be sure to impress visitors. the rail station in Somerset to the home’s hilltop setting. Originally built as a summer home for Mr. and Mrs. John T. Anderson, Tivoli contains 24built 20,000 square feet living space. The home’s lavish In addition torooms theas beautiful house andfor grounds, theMrs. barns andT.outbuildings make Originally aand summer home Mr. of and John Anderson, Tivoli interiors and striking equestrian-themed décor will be sure to impress visitors. up one of the finest equestrian training facilities in the world. Visitors will have contains 24 rooms and 20,000 square feet of living space. The home’s lavish an opportunity to tour the grounds, intimate gardens, and the interior of the interiors and striking equestrian-themed décor will be sure to impress visitors. In addition to the beautiful house and grounds, the barns and outbuildings make home. up one of the equestrian training facilitiesthe inbarns the world. Visitors willmake have In addition to finest the beautiful house and grounds, and outbuildings an opportunity to tour the grounds, intimate gardens, and the interior of the Deedi and Will Coleman, owners. up one of the finest equestrian training facilities in the world. Visitors will have home. an opportunity to tour the grounds, intimate gardens, and the interior of the home. Deedi and Will Coleman, owners. 8. Deedi and Will Coleman, owners.

Windholme

Windholme, a c.1728, two-story manor home, evolved from a traditional one-overone timber box frame into the impressive building seen today. Sold to the Peters family of New York in the mid-20th century, the house was expanded by Harry T. Peters, Jr., Windholme, c.1728, two-story home, from a traditional to add space afor an extensive artmanor collection. Anevolved octagonal pavilion, todayone-overa library, one timber frame into the impressive building seen today. to the ofthe Peters family was added box atathat time. Harry’s mother, Harry T. Peters, president Garden Windholme, c.1728, two-story manor Mrs. home, evolved fromSold a traditional one-overof inframe the mid-20th thebuilding house was expanded by to Harry T.the Peters, Jr., Club of York America from 1944 1947, established the gardens surrounding house. oneNew timber box into thetocentury, impressive seen today. Sold the Peters family to add space forthe anmid-20th extensive art Webster collection. Anwas octagonal pavilion, a library, Her daughter, Mrs. Charlescentury, D. (nee Natalie Peters), wastoday a T. wellknown of New York in the house expanded by Harry Peters, Jr., was added at for that time. Harry’s mother, Mrs.from Harry T. Peters, president oftheaT.Garden horticulturist andan served as GCA president 1959 to 1962. The Natalie Peters to add space extensive art collection. An octagonal pavilion, today library, Club ofisAmerica totoday 1947, established the gardens surrounding theGarden house. Medal given infrom her 1944 honor by the Exotic trees on the grounds are a was added at that time. Harry’s mother, Mrs.GCA. Harry T. Peters, president ofthe Her Mrs. Webster (neeWindholme’s Natalie Peters), was a wellknown legacy the horticultural interests ofestablished the family. current owners Clubdaughter, ofofAmerica fromCharles 1944 to D. 1947, the gardens surrounding therestored house. horticulturist served astoGCA president fromNatalie 1959the toPeters), 1962. The Natalie T. by Peters and the gardens mirror and complement original work the Her enhanced daughter,and Mrs. Charles D. Webster (nee was a done wellknown Medal is given in served her honor today by the GCA. Exotic grounds are Peters family. Visitors will strolling through the surrounding gardens anda horticulturist and as enjoy GCA president from 1959 to trees 1962.on Thethe Natalie T. Peters legacy the horticultural interests ofby thethe family. Windholme’s restored grounds touring main house. Medal of is and given in herthe honor today GCA. Exotic treescurrent on theowners grounds are a and enhanced the gardensinterests to mirror andfamily. complement the original work done by the legacy of the horticultural of the Windholme’s current owners restored Peters family. Visitors willto enjoy strolling through the and enhanced the gardens mirror and complement thesurrounding original workgardens done byand the Charlene and David Scibal, owners. grounds and touring thewill main house. Peters family. Visitors enjoy strolling through the surrounding gardens and grounds and touring the main house. 8 8. Charlene and David Scibal, owners. 8. Charlene and David Scibal, owners.

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The Residence at The Residence at School Woodberry Forest Woodberry Forest School

This 18th century Federal style, two-story house, with its Palladian-inspired features, is the cornerstone of This 18th century Federal style, two-story house, with today’s Woodberry Forest School and home to its its Palladian-inspired features, is the cornerstone of headmaster. The house datesSchool to 1793and and home was built today’s Woodberry Forest to by its William Madison, sixth child of James Madison, headmaster. The house dates to 1793 and was builtSr., by on 40 acres of landsixth deeded his older brother, William Madison, childfrom of James Madison, Sr., Francis Madison. Thomas Jefferson is said to have on 40 acres of land deeded from his older brother, helped the original The original hipped Francisdesign Madison. Thomashouse. Jefferson is said to have roof, no longer visible, and the original brick helped design the original house. The original hipped foundation are among the oldest remaining of roof, no longer visible, and the originalparts brick the renovated home. Under the ownership of Capt. foundation are among the oldest remaining parts of Robert Stringfellow in the latter 1800s, the the renovated home. Walker Under the ownership of Capt. home underwent significant changes. A Tuscan portico Robert Stringfellow Walker in the latter 1800s, the with columns was added to theAwestern face of homestucco underwent significant changes. Tuscan portico the house and pedimented hung-sash windows were with stucco columns was added to the western face of added to the main entrance. An octagonal pavilion and the house and pedimented hung-sash windows were a single-story wing were added to the rear of the added to the main entrance. An octagonal pavilion and original house.wing The were Residence its rear use as a single-story addedowes to the of the the headmaster’s home to the Walkers’ growing family original house. The Residence owes its use as the after Capt. Walker sons and the headmaster’s homebegan to theeducating Walkers’ his growing family sons of neighbors. Educating young men became the after Capt. Walker began educating his sons and the paramount use of the buildingyoung and adjacent grounds. sons of neighbors. Educating men became the The Residence today presides over a nationally known paramount use of the building and adjacent grounds. boys’ preparatory gardens The Residence today school. presides Cottage-style over a nationally known surround the front of the home. boys’ preparatory school. Cottage-style gardens surround the front of the home. Jennifer and Headmaster Byron Hulsey, residents. Jennifer and Headmaster Byron Hulsey, residents.

COVER STORY Albemarle - Charlottesville Albemarle - Charlottesville Historic Garden Week Tour Historic Garden Week Tour Sunday, April 28 from 10 to 4 p.m. Contact: Phyllis Ripper 434-823-5830 Sunday, April 28 from 10 to 4 p.m.

or Brightberry@aol.com Contact: Phyllis Ripper 434-823-5830 or Brightberry@aol.com Find all events and information for the Albemarle Charlottesville Historic Week Find all events and information for Garden the Tour at: www.vagardenweek.org Albemarle Charlottesville Historic Garden Week

Christ Episcopal Church Christ Episcopal Church

Built in 1875, Christ Episcopal Church, is an excellent example of Christ the Gothic Revival style ofexcellent church Built in 1875, Episcopal Church, is an architecture, which creates an uplifting atmosphere for example of the Gothic Revival style of church reflection and celebration. The c. 1926 parish hall and architecture, which creates an uplifting atmosphere for the c. 1960 parish administration wing reflect the reflection and celebration. The c. 1926 parish hall and Gothic Revival style and complement the main the c. 1960 parish administration wing reflect the structure of the church. Gothic Revival style and complement the main structure of the church. The church is tied to the Dolley Madison Garden Club through founding club Flora Cameron The church is tied to themember Dolley Madison GardenZinn, Club whose commitment to the church is reflected in through founding club member Flora Cameron Zinn, numerous ways. Mrs. Zinn gave the original pipe organ whose commitment to the church is reflected in to the church in 1931. Her endowment allowed the numerous ways. Mrs. Zinn gave the original pipefor organ purchase of the beautiful 1999 organ in use today, to the church in 1931. Her endowment allowed for the which willofbethe heard throughout the day thetoday, tour, purchase beautiful 1999 organ in of use along with various soloists. The narthex was also given which will be heard throughout the day of the tour, to the with church by Mrs. Zinn when the original entrance along various soloists. The narthex was also given in the left transept was closed off to become the organ to the church by Mrs. Zinn when the original entrance pipe in thechamber. left transept was closed off to become the organ pipe chamber. Visitors will be able to enjoy the grounds designed by Charles Gillette, which were gifted by Mrs. Zinn and Visitors will be able to enjoy the grounds designed by Marion duPont which Scott of Montpelier. Of particular Charles Gillette, were gifted by Mrs. Zinn and interest is the brick wall surrounding the Marion duPont Scott of Montpelier. Ofchurchyard, particular made ofisbrick salvaged a Richmond warehouse interest the brick wall from surrounding the churchyard, to match the original brick used in the church.The made of brick salvaged from a Richmond warehouse organist, May, willbrick be performing organ concerts to match Tom the original used in the church.The all day, accompanied by a bagpiper and various organist, Tom May, will be performing organ concerts soloists. In addition, refreshments will be served there all day, accompanied by a bagpiper and various all day long. soloists. In addition, refreshments will be served there all day long. The Rev. Jane Barr, priest-in-charge. The Rev. Jane Barr, priest-in-charge.

Tour Tickets and Information Tickets: pp available each location on the day of the tour. Children 6-12, half price; children 5 and under, Tour $35 Tickets andat Information free. Advance $30 at location www.vagardenweek.org. Available locally until onchildren April 265 at The Arts Tickets: $35 ppTickets: available at pp each on the day of the tour. Children 6-12, halfnoon price; and under, Center of Orange in Orange, the Market at Grelen in Somerset and at the Laurie Holladay Shop in Gordonsville. free. Advance Tickets: $30 pp at www.vagardenweek.org. Available locally until noon on April 26 at The Arts Center of Orange in Orange, the Market at Grelen in Somerset and at the Laurie Holladay Shop in Gordonsville. Refreshents complimentary and served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North High Street, Gordonsville. Facilities: Available at each locationGaston, The Residence, Windholme. On-street and Refreshents complimentary and served from 11 a.m. Tivoli, to 3 p.m. at Christ Episcopal Church, 310 North High Street, nearby parking is available at Christ Episcopal Church. Gordonsville. Facilities: Available at each location- Tivoli, Gaston, The Residence, Windholme. On-street and

nearby parking is available at Christ Episcopal Church. Directions to Tour Headquarters at Christ Episcopal Church from Richmond: take 1-64W, exit at Zions Crossroads Exit 136 Gordonsville/Orange, north on Rt. 15Church for about 12Richmond: mi. Go lefttake on 1-64W, S. Highexit St. at at Zions intersection of S. Directions to Tour Headquartershead at Christ Episcopal from Crossroads High St. and Main St. Follow S. High St. to N. High St. for about 1.0 mi. Church is on the right at the intersection Exit 136 Gordonsville/Orange, head north on Rt. 15 for about 12 mi. Go left on S. High St. at intersection of S. of N. High St. and W. Baker St. From Charlottesville: take Rt. 250 to Rt. 22/231 to Gordonsville. Turn right on N. High St. and Main St. Follow S. High St. to N. High St. for about 1.0 mi. Church is on the right at the intersection High St. Church is on left at the intersection of N. High St. and W. Baker St. For further inforationcontact Normie of N. High St. and W. Baker St. From Charlottesville: take Rt. 250 to Rt. 22/231 to Gordonsville. Turn right on N. Sanford 809-8401 orange@vagardenweek.org Mary Queitzsch (425) 736-5072 orange@vagardenweek.org High St. (540) Church is on left at the intersection of N. High St.S.and W. Baker St. For further inforationcontact Normie

(540) 809-8401 orange@vagardenweek.org Mary S. Queitzsch (425) 736-5072 orange@vagardenweek.org 9Sanford

Tour at: www.vagardenweek.org This year’s tour in the Ivy area is an all Shuttle Tour with parking, shuttles and vendors This year’s tour in the Ivy area is an all located Shuttle at The Greencroft Club, 575 Rodes Drive. There Tour with parking, shuttles and vendors located is alongClub, the tour homesThere or in at no Theparking Greencroft 575 route, Rodes at Drive. neighborhoods. Tickets are available online and is no parking along the tour route, at homes or in at locations around town. On day of the tour, neighborhoods. Tickets are available online and tickets will only be sold at Greencroft. Prepaid at locations around town. On day of the tour, lunches may be picked up there on the day of the tickets will only be sold at Greencroft. Prepaid tour. Ticket are $40 advance and $50 lunches mayprices be picked upin there on the day ofday the of tour. tour. Ticket prices are $40 in advance and $50 day of tour.

There are five properties on the Albemarle-Charlottesville There are five properties ontour: the Albemarle-Charlottesville tour: Boninti Home and Garden This two-acre horticultural Boninti Home and Garden paradise of

rare plants and shrubs was Thisnative two-acre horticultural paradise of designed, planted and tended by the rare native plants and shrubs was homeowners for overand fourtended decades.byTheir designed, planted the home is decorated with family heirlooms homeowners for over four decades. Their and reflects a keen with love family of nature. home is decorated heirlooms and reflects a keen love of nature.

Friend and Walter Property (Garden 3.5 acres of natural Friend andOnly) WalterThis Property woods Only) and informal gardens includes (Garden This 3.5 acres of naturala charming workshop for constructing woods and informalused gardens includes a bluebird houses. charming workshop used for constructing bluebird houses.

Little Spring Hollow Home and Garden Described by its Home ownerand as Garden “Early Little Spring Hollow

American Described meets by its restrained owner as English “Early Cottage,” this home reflects its English owners’ American meets restrained flair for design. Gardens contain cottage Cottage,” this home reflects its owners’ style plants, more than 200 dwarf English flair for design. Gardens contain cottage boxwood and rose-covered pergola. style plants, more than 200 dwarf English boxwood and rose-covered pergola.

Ottaway (Garden Only) The owners’ travels are expressed in thisThe garden’s outdoor Ottaway (Garden Only) owners’ travels

living space. Light refreshments will be are expressed in this garden’s outdoor served on the patio. living space. Light refreshments will be served on the patio.

Viewpoint (Garden Only) Situated on top of Turner Mountain with spectacular Viewpoint (Garden Only) Situated on top

views, the gardens feature boxwood, holly, of Turner Mountain with spectacular spring flowers and a bluestone reflecting views, the gardens feature boxwood, holly, pond. spring flowers and a bluestone reflecting pond.

Monday, April 29: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday, April 29: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

For tour information about University of Virginia Pavilions II and IV, about Pavilion Gardens, Student For tour information University of Virginia Room, Edgar Allan Poe Room, Morea Garden and Pavilions II and IV, Pavilion Gardens, Student Arboretum and the special events on Monday, Room, Edgar Allan Poe Room, Morea Garden and visit www.vagardenweek.org Arboretum and the special events on Monday, Open to public/No admission charge visit www.vagardenweek.org Open to public/No admission charge

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KESWICK SCENE A New Venture

Keswick Resident and Accomplished Floral and Event Designer, Gregory Britt, Opens an Interesting New Venture in the Keswick Environs patrons (of course I bartended!) was an event designer , he offered me part of his studio to do my painting. Soon enough, it was no more cocktail slinging, very little painting and lots of event design. After severl years of free-lancing for all of NYC’s best designers, I opened my own business, Gregory Britt Design. I was fortunate to cultivate some amazing clients and to create parties for them all over the world.

II had my own gardens as a kid in In-

diana. I was also an artist painting and drawing the flowers, foliage, and vegetables that I grew. During college I worked in florist’s shops and for event design companies learning the mechanics of the floral design business that I still use today. After college I moved to New York City to become a great “painter”.Living in a tiny apartment in the West Village, I needed a painting studio. One of my bar

After many years in the big city, I wanted to be back in the country. I missed my gardens, my art and a gentler pace. Virginia friends guided me to the world famous Inn at Little Washngton where I designed flowers and events for nearly ten years. After many years in the middle of nowhere, I wanted to be around more people, less cows. Charlottesville, Virginia offered so much. A cottage at Old Poorhouse Farm in Keswick became my home. Plenty of room for all my animals, gardens and painting. I grow many of the flowers that I design with, being a proud part of the Floret Farmer-Florist collective. I was a part of a flower and event

design business on the west side of town for several years. I then ventured out on my own again in May of 2018.Initially I was working from the farm using the washroom and barn stalls as my work space, but GBD was growing too fast. I had driven by Blue Bomar’s old mechanic’s garage many times and one day in February I noticed that it was empty. I squealed my tires pulling in and went to talk to Nancy Parsons , owner of Country House Antiques (and now my new neighbor). She told me that it was for rent and gave me the number to call. Shortly thereafter I had a new landlord. I am so excited to be here in Cismont! The shop is perfect for what I do! So many of my clients are on this side of town and I’m meeting new friends and clients everyday. I am a preferred vendor at neighboring Keswick Vineyards, The Clifton Inn, Castle Hill, and venues all around town. For information: info...gabritt05@gmail. com and www. gregorybrittdesign.com.

Gregory Britt Design is mostly an event and design space, creating weddings and parties. As my business grows I may explore the need for retail sales. Possible small bouquets for tailgates or floral gifts. The shop will be open by appointment but please stop by and visit when you can. I’m eager to see what Keswick needs from me and ready for suggestions.

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Keswick Hunt Club's Hunt Ball

The Keswick Hunt Club held the annual Hunt Ball marking the end of the hunt-

ing season. The formal affair was held in the freshly renovated clubhouse which is now available to the public for special event rentals. Our photographers were there, beautifully documenting the evening against the historic clubhouse backdrop. Photos: Top row, left to right, Sandy Rives, Paul and Yvonne Wilson; Nancy Wiley and David Perdue; Will Coleman and Deedi Coleman, Ceil and Kenny Wheeler. Second row: Rosie and Grosvenor Merle-Smith with Mary Kalergis (center); Don and Anne Marie King, Tony Vanderwarker, Anne Taylor and Liza Taylor; Nancy Wiley with Guy Pelly. Third row: Colin Dougherty and Binky Wheeler; Paul Manning, Katie and Chris Henry with Annie Vanderwarker; Dolly Buswell and Al; Bottom row: the Platts; Murdoch Matheson, Rocky Taylor, Colin Dougherty; Michael and Joan Poskey; Joe Banner and Vicky Castegren.

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Kenwalt Congratulations to Julia Parker Lyman for her recent sale of Kenwalt. A spectacular tract of 762 acres in the Somerset area of Madison County. Carefully managed by the same family for over 70 years, Kenwalt offers fertile soils, including over 150 acres of bottom land along a mile-plus of Rapidan River frontage, rolling fenced pasture, and approximately 200 acres of harvestable timber. The old farmhouse overlooks a picturesque spring-fed pond and other homesites offer long mountain views. Barns and fencing are meticulously maintained. Contact Julia (540) 748-1497 to discuss the market and the sale of your home or farm.

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HAPPENINGS

Centennial Celebration of the Dolley Madison Garden Club BY TONY VANDERWARKER

name was misspelled as Dolly but sometime later, club members realized their mistake and corrected the spelling.

In November of 1919, twelve members

of a bridge club met at Cameron Lodge farm in Gordonsville. Ms. Mary Cameron, the farm owner, suggested that the bridge club become a garden club. Other members who had experience with garden clubs in New England and Philadelphia, heartily endorsed the proposal and the Dolley Madison Garden Club was formed. The club was named after Madison’s wife whose flower and vegetable gardens at Montpelier were a testament to her interest and skill in gardening. While the members were all enthusiastic gardeners, they were not adept spellers. In the early years of the club, Dolley’s

Ms. Barclay Taliaferro, who resided at Mt. Sharon, drew a map for the first Garden Week and it was held by the Garden Club of Virginia for the first time in 1927. The website for Historic Garden Week states, “America’s largest open house is Virginia’s oldest volunteer tourism project. Presented by the Garden Club of Virginia, Historic Garden Week encompasses 30 tours organized and hosted by member clubs. For more than 80 years, the nation’s only statewide house and garden tour has contributed to our state and regional economies. The economic impact of Historic Garden Week over the last 45 years is estimated to be over $425 million.” The Dolley Madison Garden Club has continued to host Garden Week with homes and gardens in Orange and Madison. This year the event will be on Saturday,April 27 and features four properties. The brochure for the tour states, “Four gracious homes, with links to the earliest history of this beautiful place, highlight the area’s agricultural

and equestrian roots. One is a Madison family home, now the headmaster’s house at Woodberry Forest, an acclaimed boy’s school. Two are former residences of founding members of the Dolley Madison Garden Club; all are owned by individuals with flair and elegance. With their history, architecture and gardens, all four properties—Gaston Hall, Tivoli, Windholme and The Residence— showcase the guiding principles which inspired the founders of the Dolley Madison Garden Club, beautification, preservation and restoration.” “We are delighted to have such magnificent homes and gardens on this year’s tour,” says Annie Vanderwarker, president of the club. “And we hope people will visit to appreciate the homes and to help fund our mission of restoring historic gardens and landscapes.” Historic gardens at Montpelier, Monticello, the university and many others throughout the commonwealth have been restored over the years with proceeds from Garden Week.While many are aware of Historic Garden Week, some may not realize the contributions participating garden clubs have made to our state. Early on, Dolley Madison initiated the

“Save the Dogwood Campaign” and in 1930 concentrated on saving native Virginia greens like holly and running cedar. Later, members were concentrating on removing billboards and planting trees along the paved roads in Orange County and helped to enact statewide restrictions on outdoor advertising. Over the years, many other projects have been launched by the club to preserve the area’s natural beauty. To celebrate their Centennial, Dolley Madison members have funded and hired Raindrops of Virginia to build a fountain for Taylor Park which one of their members, Helen Marie Taylor, gave to the town of Orange. In an event on , Sen. Tim Kaine,, Rep. Abigail Spanberger, the presidents of Garden Club of America, the Garden Club of Virginia and other dignitaries will join club members in dedicating the fountain.Centennial Celebration in Taylor Park, Town of Orange on May 5, 2019 at 2:00 pm. It will be a fitting tribute to the contributions the Dolley Madison Garden Club has made to our community over the past hundred years.

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WHAT'S COOKING Strawberry Shortcake BY SAM JOHNSON, DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF CULLINARY | 1776

I love this recipe. I have played with this one using different extracts and have found

that citrus really highlights the berries, and gives the short cakes a refreshing flavor. Although this is a classic dessert, it is often forgotten. Well let’s not forget about it this spring and summer and add this winner to your menus. Ingredients

• 3 cups all-purpose flour • 1/4 cup granulated sugar • 2 tablespoons baking powder • 1 teaspoon salt • 3/4 cup cold salted butter cut into small pieces • 1 1/3 cups cold heavy cream • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1⁄2 teaspoon pure orange extract • 2 egg whites for brushing tops of shortcake • Sanding sugar for sprinkling on shortcakes

Instructions: Step 1

For the whipped cream: • 1 cup heavy whipping cream • 3 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract • 1⁄2 teaspoon lemon extract • Pinch of salt

Slice or quarter the strawberries and place them into a large bowl. Cover with granulated sugar and stir. Cover and refrigerate the strawberries while you make the shortcakes so they can get juicy.

Step 2

Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.

Step 3

In a large bowl, sift together the flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix in the salt. Add the small pieces of cold butter and use a pastry blender, fork, or your clean hands to cut the butter into the dry ingredients. Mix until you have pieces that are the size of peas.

Step 4

In a small bowl, stir together the cold heavy cream and vanilla extract, orange extract. Pour the mixture over the flour mixture and stir until just combined. Turn out onto a lightly floured surface and lightly knead the dough together to incorporate all of the crumbly dough pieces. Do not overmix.

Step 5

Press the dough into a circle, about 1-inch thick and cut into rounds, using a biscuit cutter. Place the biscuits on the prepared baking sheet, about 2 inches apart. Place the pan in the refrigerator and chill the biscuits for 20 minutes before baking.

Step 6

Use a pastry brush to brush the chilled biscuit tops with egg whites. Sprinkle tops generously with sanding sugar.

Step 7

Bake the biscuits until golden brown, about 15-20 minutes. Let cool completely. While the biscuits are cooling, make the whipped cream. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip the heavy cream, sugar, vanilla & lemon extract, and a pinch of salt together until the cream reaches stiff peaks.

Step 8

To assemble the shortcakes, cut the biscuits in half horizontally. Spoon the strawberries over the bottom of the biscuit and add a dollop of whipped cream. Top with the other biscuit half. Add more strawberries and whipped cream on top, if desired. You can also break up the biscuits and top them with strawberries and whipped cream or leave them whole and add strawberries and whipped cream on top.

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Significant historic gem in the heart of Keswick with a lovingly restored and updated circa 1788 main house with attached tavern, two dependencies and party barn on four acres. The gracious home features an attractive floor plan, first floor living, dining, kitchen and library/ media room. The second and third floors have a lovely master suite along with five additional bedrooms, five and half baths and home office.Views of the historic Southwest Mountains. Live large yet only minutes to Charlottesville and University of Virginia. MLS#587033 $2,475,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

◆ BRAMBLEWOOD ◆ 522-acre sanctuary with a magnificent manor home, two other residences and a barn, in a beautiful and private setting in the heart of Keswick. MLS#586571 Jim Faulconer, 434.981.0076 For full details, please visit: www.bramblewoodva.com

◆ CARAPAN ◆ Very private, 2.5 acres with lovely views of the golf course and distant mountains. Architecturally designed 7,000+ square foot residence with 5 bedrooms. www. keswickestate.net MLS#451592 $1,650,000 Charlotte Dammann, 434.981.1250

◆ LAFAYETTE ◆ Tucked in a quiet and peaceful setting down a delightfully tree-lined lane is this attractive, three-story clapboard house. First floor master suite, five additional bedrooms on 91 gently rolling acres, great views, stream. MLS#574119 $2,395,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

◆ ASHCROFT ◆ Stunning mountaintop dream home with breathtaking views towards the Blue Ridge and beyond. Quality constructed, farmhousestyle residence on 1.33 acres. Convenient to Downtown and UVA MLS#583740 $1,150,000 Will Faulconer, 434.987.9455

◆ MILTON VILLAGE ◆ 21-acre lot minutes east of Charlottesville. Level building site with well and soils tested for drain field. 4-boar fence along road frontage. Creek, small pond and automatic waterers. MLS#586469 $465,000 Mark Mascotte, 434.825.8610

◆ GILBERT STATION ROAD ◆ Wonderfully private, 67-acre tract of land approximately 11 miles north of Charlottesville in Barboursville. Mostly wooded with a creek and road frontage. Tremendous views. MLS#552156 $565,000 Steve McLean, 434.981.1863

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Keswick hounds hunted well for Paul Wilson during his second season as KHC Professional Huntsman. Though rain and mud caused too many meets to be cancelled, hounds rewarded the Keswick faithful whenever hunting was possible. Paul handles the pack quietly and with apparent ease, which speaks of time spent with them in the kennel and on non-hunting days. Their cheerful demeanor around him shows the affection is mutual.At the meet, they bound out of the trailer, inquisitive and sterns up. Some huntsmen insist on confining their packs into a tight cluster with cracking whips and snarling voices. The Keswick hounds relax and meander until a note from Paul’s horn alerts them the fun is about to begin. Then all hasten to be near him as he is moving off to draw the first covert. Keeping hounds in a tight bunch demonstrates control. Allowing hounds freedom to wander, gathering them when needed, demonstrates superior control. Paul Wilson interferes as little as possible with hounds’ work once they find a fox and settle on a line. Keswick country has woods and mountains where the huntsman cannot be with the pack at all times. Inexperienced huntsmen have difficulty resisting the urge to gather hounds up at a check and carry them forward to a Tallyho, or otherwise help them out whenever possible. This puts hounds in the habit of lifting their heads and relying on huntsman assistance, instead of keeping their noses down and working difficulties out for themselves.Paul’s experience enables him to know when to make exceptions to this rule, as he did on a hunt from Mount Sharon in December. The date was December 26, known as Boxing Day in England, for the wooden boxes, which circulate on that day to collect alms for the poor. On that sunny day, temperatures climbed into the 50s after a morning frost. The owners of one property near the meet had requested that horses keep off their wet ground. Complying with their wishes, Paul drew in the opposite direction.

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However, hounds found a mischief making fox, who took a sharp U-turn into forbidden territory. Paul was able to retrieve the pack and hustle them to permissible higher and firmer ground. Hounds spoke on a few old lines, becoming fragmented and strung out. They were not hunting together as a pack, not showing their usual drive and brilliance. Thick briars and undergrowth on the wooded and, in places, recently timbered mountain seemed to add to their difficulties. The thick growth also prevented me and my fellow whippers-in from hastening the hounds dwelling behind. Half the pack marked a fox to ground. Paul took them back to the rest, who were speaking intermittently, making slow progress. Paul viewed their fox near a confluence of trails my brother Sandy and I call Big John’s Crossroads, in honor of beloved Keswick ex- MFH Snookie Wawner’s all time great hunting horse Big John. Area deer hunters call it “the Five Way,” because five trails intersect there. Paul summoned hounds with his horn and voice. I would have liked to swoop in behind the laggards and push them forward, but the more important duty was to hold up the lead hounds, to prevent them from getting ahead of the rest. Paul needed to consolidate his forces. When all had arrived and Paul put them on the line, hounds went away en masse, with good speed and the loudest cry we had heard all day. They ran for miles, circling on the mountain ridge. Paul’s judgment and actions enabled their success. The run was a satisfying conclusion of the day, proof that hounds are best left alone, except when the situation dictates otherwise. Wisdom is knowing when to break the rules. With its excellent pack and huntsman, generous landowners, fabulous renovated clubhouse and kennels, Keswick Hunt Club members can be optimistic about next season. Pray for friendlier weather.

MARCH 2019


BOOKWORM

Discover New Books BY SUZANNE NASH

Sometimes

you just hit on a few great finds in a row and this month I want to share some incredible new books that I have discovered. Occasionally I will review books that were published years before but this month, these are new finds just out in 2018.

into contact with Matthew and her world changes. Suddenly they are drawn to the forest where the past dwells…literally. The women of Urizon from years past gather there….waiting. Waiting for what? Well turn the pages and you will find out.

The Mermaid and Mrs. Hancock: A Novel by Imogen Hermes Gowar

ful historical fiction that reads a bit like a tall tale. The Which Way Tree takes place in Texas there is a demon panther, El Demonio de Dos Dedos, on the loose sometime during the Civil War. This panther has terrorized Benjamin’s family and in the first few pages the reader gets to hear Benjamin’s remarkable voice. Benjamin is testifying to the story of his sister’s hunt for the panther that killed her mother and how that hunt got tangled up with the sorry life of Confederate soldier Clarence Hanlin. I have to admit I fell in love with Benjamin’s voice. We are introduced to him as he relays the beginning of his testimony to the judge in the case. Later he is sent home to continue telling his tale through a series of letters and his perspective is told with such innocence and wonder that the truth of it, despite the tall tale nature of it all, seems incontrovertible. This author has breathed life into an old style of story and it’s so refreshing that I had to recommend it.

takes place in London in 1785. Trading merchant Jonah Hancock is frustrated when the Captain of Jonah’s ship returns to tell him that he has traded everything for one object: the body of a mermaid. In a different part of London Angelica Neal is mourning the loss of her protector who has just died, leaving her at the mercy of her former madam, Mrs. Chappel. Angelica and her maid, Eliza Frost, must figure out a way to keep Angelica living in the manner to which she has grown accustomed. Jonah and Angelica’s paths cross even as Angelica falls under the spell of George, a rather tedious wastrel. This may seem like a trite little romance novel, but it is anything but. The prose draws you in and while the characters aren’t always likeable there is something about them that invests the reader. A magic thread runs throughout this story that balances the sordid nature of Angelica’s life.

Elizabeth Crook has written a wonder-

Another story with a magical theme is What Should be Wild. This is Julia Fine’s debut novel and it is a complex tale which weaves back and forth through time. Masie Cathay lives with her father, Peter, at their estate which is called Urizon. Masie must stay far away from other people because she is afflicted with a curse that causes her touch to either kill or reanimate. She lives secluded from everyone except her father and the housekeeper until one day she comes

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ON The National Sporting Library & EXHIBIT Museum and Chroma Project Openings ADAPTED BY KESWICK LIFE

NSLMology: The Science of Sporting Art On exhibit April 12, 2019 - September 15, 2019 at The National Sporting Library & Museum, Middleburg, Virginia 540-687-6542 www.national sporting .org This Spring, NSLM melds art with science to create NSLMology: The Science of Sporting Art, an exhibition for explorers of all ages! Visitors are invited to experience scientific principles within three centuries of paintings, sculptures, works on paper, and hands-on activities. Get up close and personal with the physics of locomotion and identify meteorological patterns, ecology, the science of colors, and even chemistry. Locomotion: Horses gallop faster than human eyes can comprehend. How was this mystery of motion solved? Weather: Wind, water cycles, and cloud types are all on display for scientific inquiry. Ecology: What plants and animals do we find in the wild, and what do they eat to survive? Color theory: How do artists mix colors to show temperature and mood? Chemistry: How many states of matter are used to create bronze sculptures? What elements make up the alloy bronze?

April at Chroma Projects. Elaine Rogers & Emily Williams: Luminous Structures April 5th- 26th, 2019, First Friday Reception from 5:00 - 7:00 PM For Chroma's inaugural show in our new “Micro Gallery” inside Vault Virginia, we are very excited to present two artists who interpret the delicate intricacies of nature with sensitivity and passion for their subjects and medium. Both artists draw from their respect and amazement for the wonders and influences of life in its various manifestations. They portray temporal moments of miracle and ephemerality, and what remains as afterlife. Emily Williams, a glass work artist from Chesapeake, Virginia, whose captivating sculpture has been featured in numerous museum and gallery collections, has long been fascinated with the integration of underwater biology and art forms. Williams intricately sculpts flowing algae and corals in Science Glass to convey a sense of luminosity and movement, offering us the impression of fragility, evolution, and endurance through her ancient subjects, and through the meticulous skill, delicacy and clarity of her surprisingly durable medium. What seems to the eye as fragile is in fact as enduring as her prehistoric subjects' presence on earth, owing to the stabilizing properties of the borosilicate (Pyrex) glass. Elaine Rogers, a Richmond painter and teacher, who has taught art at University of Richmond and at the Virginia Museum Studio School, is inspired by observation and reflection gathered from change, layering progressions of permeable forms that emerge over time as evanescent semblances. Rogers' incandescent encaustic paintings convey time's fluid passages as a discourse on both past and possibility, turning what is natural into the supernatural. Luminous Structures is curated by Chroma's UVA intern, Ara Lee, as part of Chroma’s ongoing mission to provide our interns with resume building, hands-on curatorial experience. We are re-opening in our very interesting new vault space! Come find us! Chroma's new Micro Gallery is located inside the old bank vault on the main level of Vault Virginia (up the inside stairs, or elevator) at 300 E. Main St. Charlottesville, VA. The side entrance is on Third Street S.E. directly across from The Front Porch. General gallery hours are Monday - Friday 10:00-5:00pm, Saturday hours are generally from 1:00 to 4:00. Please email artlab@chromaprojects.com to double check, or arrange a personal showing, or if you are coming from out of town (as there are occasional private functions involving access to our very unique space.) photo above: Feather Star by Emily Williams photo credit :Mike Culpepper

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2437 Chapel Spring Lane Set in absolute tranquility and privacy yet with panoramic Blue Ridge views, this dramatic Georgian in the Meriwether Lewis District has been updated and expanded brilliantly. Russell Skinner designed the stunning great room addition and Charles Stick, the arresting landscape design. The floor plan suits both casual living and entertaining, with kitchen, family room and great room all flowing gracefully out to the expansive, level rear lawn and views beyond. Two large covered porches from which to soak in the setting or keep an eye on children. Complete with formal gardens, tennis court, fire pit, magical outdoor gathering areas and water views, this wonderful estate awaits its next chapter. 15 minutes west of town, in the heart of Free Union estate country. 12 minutes to the airport.

$1,595,000

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PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET

PROPERTIES ON THE MARKET

Mount Sharon

Cowherd Mtn. Farm

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in Brilliantly sited on the brow of the second highest point in Orange County lies one of Virginias most magnificent historic estates, Mount Sharon Farm. With panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and Coastal Plain the property showcases an extraordinary, circa 1937 Georgian Revival-style residence surrounded by 10+ acres of worldrenowned gardens created by the current owners alongside highly respected landscape architect Charles J. Stick. Comprised of 560+ gently rolling acres, Mount Sharon Farm offers fertile cropland, lush pastures, farm improvements, and a wonderful assortment of dependencies, all in excellent condition. On Virginia and National Historic Registers.

In a private valley of the Madison-Barbour Rural Historic District near Somerset and James Madison's Montpelier, Cowherd Mtn Farm enjoys fertile soil and abundant water. Revolutionary War Vet Francis Cowherd purchased from James Madison and left his name on the mountain which serves as a shelter to the farm. Approximately 1/2 the farm is established pasture with the balance in mature forest. This is the Keswick Hunt and suitable for horses or other livestock. With morning sun, afternoon shade, & gentle slope, this is perfect for a vineyard. The farmhouse has 3 br's and 2 baths for a farm mgr or as a staging area while you build on a knoll overlooking the valley to the mountains. Not in conservation easement with potential tax benefits

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Long after other homes have crumbled, the stone walls of ARCOURT will remaina testament to the quarried natural stone and superb quality construction used to create this one of a kind estate. Spacious (over 5800 finished sq. ft.) French-inspired custom residence on 22 private acres in Keswick Hunt Country, completely fenced for horses, 3-stall stable, guest quarters, with shop/garage underneath. Interior of residence features an open floor plan, with large rooms, high ceilings, tall windows, and heated stone floors. There is a main-level master suite, second bedroom or study on the first floor, two more bedrooms and two baths on the second level. For further information contact Jim Faulconer 434.981.007 t

Landmark country estate located in the beautiful Keswick hunt area of Albemarle Co. House was completely renovated in the early 1990's using only the finest materials & craftsmen. Surrounding 507+/- acres further compliments the house and allows the property complete privacy. The estate has many improvements including one of the oldest houses in the county "Findowrie", 4 tenant/guest cottages, stable complex & cattle barn.Property has numerous rolling pastures that are fenced w/board & wire

$2,475,000

$1,785,000

$ 18,500,000

La Fourche - Significant property in heart of Keswick with a lovingly restored & updated main house with attached tavern, two dependencies & party barn. The gracious home features an attractive floorplan highlighted by a spacious center hall leading to the first floor living, dining, kitchen & library/media room. The second & third floors have a lovely master suite along with five additional spacious bedrooms, five & half baths & home office. Just to the side of the house is a large patio with views of the historic Southwest Mtns for numerous outdoor activities & enjoyment. Live large on the four acres and yet only minutes to Charlottesville & University of Virginia.

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Misty Ridge Farm

One of the loveliest farms in Albemarle county, Round Hill Farm is perched on a hilltop on 21 acres in the heart of Keswick,featuring 4 bedrooms and 3 ½ baths. Fireplaces throughout,, there is a magnificent great room with 22-foot cathedral ceilings framed by natural ash beams and an antique wine barrel chandelier. The home boasts a gourmet kitchen with a Wolf stove, farm sink, tile backsplash and skylight. There are 17 acres of horse-fenced pastures, a four-stall barn, with bathroom and kitchen. Nestled in this highly desirable area, and only 20 minutes to downtown Charlottesville. For further information contact Frank Hardy 434.296.0134 t

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Residential and Equestrian Property in sought after Keswick Location on over 20 acres . Spacious Living and Dining Rooms with Fireplaces andWood Floors Family Room with Fireplace and WetBar A Large First Floor Master Suite and Year-Round SunRoom overlooks Terrace and Swimming Pool. Kitchen with Breakfast Nook and Large Laundry Room . Finished Basement. Upper Level Home Office and Study. Guest Cottage with fireplace . 8-Stall Stable 3-Board Fenced Paddocks 5 miles into Gordonsville, 12 miles into Charlottesville For further information contact Duke and Sharon Merrick 434. 951.5160

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OBITUARY Susan DuPont McConnell

STONEY CREEK WEST AT WINTERGREEN Ski in the morning, play golf in the afternoon! Our custom golf front 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom home sits on the 9th fairway with views of the Blue Ridge and the Club House. We feature 3,352 sf of living space including hardwood floors, a master suite plus a mini-master suite on the main level, a spacious family room with a stone, gas fireplace, a living room and sun room and an attached garage with a workshop area. There are 2 large guest bedrooms with a guest bathroom on the upper level. The landscaped lot is an oasis of privacy with a circular driveway and mature plantings. We are down in the Valley and the Wintergreen ski slopes are minutes away at the famous All Season Resort. Check this feature list! Whole house fan, 9 foot ceilings, most rooms just painted, carpets cleaned, the ceramic tile painting was hand crafted by the owner. Floored pull down attic. New golf view Trex rear deck with the hot tub just serviced and repaired. Underground pet fence exists. 4 zone HVAC. Underground propane tank, just filled, is owned so choose your own Company! Master bath vanities have instant hot water. $449,900

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Susan DuPont McConnell, of Charlottesville, died peacefully on Wednesday, March 20, 2019, with family at her side. The cause of death was Ovarian Cancer. Susan was born on October 25, 1950 in Wilmington, Delaware. She was the daughter of J. H. Tyler McConnell and Jean Ellen DuPont Shehan, both of whom pre-deceased her. In 1968, she graduated from Foxcroft School in Middleburg, Virginia. Susan continued her education at the University of Virginia Curry School of Education, where she was a member of the first graduating class of women in 1972. A devoted mother and grandmother, Susan is survived by her two daughters, Stephanie Rinehart Keen, her husband, Kevin and Caroline Rinehart Cardais, her husband Zach; and by four grandchildren, Lyndsey Keen, Brandon Keen, Tyler Cardais, and Hayes Cardais; her sister, Marion McConnell Lassen, her husband, Kai; and brother, James H. T. McConnell, Jr. Susan lived a life of service and worked steadfastly to enable others. She was the chairman of the Board of Directors at Foxcroft School, on the original property council for Montpelier where she was instrumental in getting the property available to the public. Susan was a longtime member and vice-chair of the University of Virginia Cancer Center Advisory Board. Her altruistic spirit led her to volunteer at the UVA Infusion Center for over 6 years and she organized an annual appreciation lunch for the staff members at the Cancer Center. Susan was a regular volunteer at the 5:00 o'clock Sunday service dinners at Christ Episcopal Church. Susan was a proud member of the Free Union Homemakers Club. For a quarter of a century, Susan consistently visited Clifden, Ireland where she was regarded as a local. Her love for the country and its people, inspired her to breed her own herd of Connemara ponies at Oakfields Farm in Free Union, Virginia. She served as President of the American Connemara Pony Society, the official recording secretary of the history of ICCPS, and the Chair of the Inspection Committee. Respected for her knowledge and passion for the breed, Susan encouraged members of the ACPS to "always try and do better." She was committed on an international level to the representation of the Connemara pony and was honored with the Michael O'Malley Award in 2018. It is impossible to overstate Susan's importance to the promotion of the Connemara pony, both in the United States and around the world.

dren. The legacy of her giving spirit, hard work, natural curiosity, and zest for life will live on through them. Susan's family would like to thank the dedicated staff at the UVA Cancer Center for their compassionate care, Dr. Susan Modesitt, and Dr. Peyton Taylor. The family would also like to thank Susan's supportive circle of friends. A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church in Charlottesville, Virginia at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, contributions in Susan's memory may be made either to the UVA Cancer Center (for research on ovarian cancer and clinical trials) at UVA Health Foundation, P.O. Box 800773, Charlottesville, VA 22908 http://get-involved.uvahealth.com/goto/ SusanMcConnell or to Foxcroft School at 22407 Foxhound Lane, Middleburg, VA 20117.

Leonard J. La Placa

Leonard J. La Placa, 95, of Princeton, NJ, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Jamesburg, NJ, he resided most of his life in Princeton. Leonard was the co-owner along with his late wife, Laurel, of Nassau Interiors, Princeton, for over 60 years. Leonard was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and an energetic member of the Princeton Community. Mr. La Placa’s charming and warm personality touched all that knew him. Son of the late Giuseppe and Mary (LaMar) La Placa, and husband of the late Laurel (Smith) La Placa, he is survived three daughters and three sons-in- law, Laurie and James Holladay, Claudia and Michael George, Trinna and Rachid BenMoussa; a sister, Josephine La Placa; and four grandchildren, Clayton George, Jawed BenMoussa, Noor BenMoussa, James Holladay. The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 16, 2019 at the MatherHodge Funeral Home, 40 Vandeventer Avenue, Princeton. Burial followed at the Princeton Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in Leonard’s memory to his favorite charity: Princeton Nursery School, 78 Leigh Avenue, Princeton, NJ 08542.

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132A East Main Street • Orange, VA 22960

503 Faulconer Drive, Suite 6 • Charlottesville, VA 22903

MLS# 556528 • $1,950,000

MLS# 585925 • $256,500

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.

ELK ROCK MEADOW – Blazing fast internet on top of the Blue Ridge. Breathtaking views over the Rockfish and Shenandoah Valleys. Perfect for a second home or main residence with an easy commute to Crozet and Charlottesville. Hikers paradise; steps from the Appalachian trail and convenient to wineries, breweries and all the amenities and natural beauty Route 151, Crozet, Wintergreen and the Valley have to offer. Additional home sites available ranging from 2.38 acres to 8.96 acres. Pricing from $193,000 to $292,500.

Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090

MLS# 496120 • $2,495,000

MLS# 584892 • $7,665,000

CAMPBELL ROAD – 209+/- 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.

FREE UNION FARM – Once in a generation opportunity. This strikingly beautiful Western Albemarle County offering is comprised of 825 rolling acres of productive pasture and hardwoods, multiple bold streams, and a pond. Currently, a working cattle farm. Dramatic Blue Ridge views and 25 minutes from Charlottesville in the Free Union Area. Excellent candidate for conservation easement.

Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

Peter A. Wiley – 434.422.2090

MLS# 566744 • $475,000

MLS# 582363 • $1,460,000

MERRYMOUNT – Located in one of the most desirable areas of Somerset, is nestled amongst large estates, with incredible views of both the Blue Ridge, and the Southwest mountains. The 1850’s house is perfectly situated on 5 acres, and could be bought with additional land, if needed. The 3 bedroom house is in need of renovations, but is structurally sound, and could easily be added onto. Much of the surrounding land is in conservation easement, and the view from this property will not change.

WILDAIR FARM – A 52 acre horse farm nestled in the heart of one of Western Albemarle’s most beautiful pastoral enclaves. The rolling mix of productive fenced pasture, towering, mature hardwoods, a bold stream and two large ponds offers a diversity rarely found on a farm of this size. Horse facilities include stable, equipment buildings, manager’s apartment, run-ins and a 100 x 200 ring. 11 miles from Charlottesville. A rare offering.

Justin H. Wiley – 434.981.5528

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