Keswick Life Digital Edition May 2018

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KESWICK Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - May 2018


In this issue

How Lucky We Are

Reflections on Life in Keswick, Virginia also: on exhibit, only in keswick, community, what's cooking, overheard and much more



1220 ZACK LANE Possibly Albemarle’s most valuable building site. Ivy Creek is a distinctive community with a limited number of residences. 2.6 acre exclusive homesite in a picturesque Virginia setting. Amenities include a private gated entrance, walking trails throughout the total 363 acre nature sanctuary, pastoral views, shared ponds and a panorama of the Blue Riddge Mountains. Only 5 minutes to Charlottesville/ UVA. Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439.

FOOTHILL FARM Picturesque setting with expansive Blue Ridge Mountain views. The home was designed by Bill Atwood and features a first floor master, high ceilings and oak floors. Pool, detached garage, and farm manager’s house. 208 acres of pasture and forest. Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439.

ARROWHEAD FARM Built in in 1990, a small cabin renovation was the beginning of a private sanctuary at the base of Dudley Mountain only 5 miles from Charlottesville. Arrowhead farm consisted of 21-acres and a collection of buildings in a compound for contemporary living, bringing the beauty of nature indoors with numerous indoor/outdoor living area, large glass windows and sliding doors with meandering paths through the forest and gardens. The property adjoins what is now known as the William S. D. Woods Natural Heritage Area a 410-acre county park protecting and home to rare and endangered species. This conservation area was conveyed in 2013 to Albemarle County. This is a pristine country retreat, totally unique and original, nothing like it. MLS 576162. $1,495,000. Murdoch Matheson 434.981.7439.

788 TANGLEWOOD RD Dutch Colonial home with 4 bedrooms and 3-1/2 baths in Flordon, situated high on a 1.6 acre knoll with open and fenced backyard. Gourmet kitchen with center island and fireplace flows into sun filled family room and large bluestone terrace. Master suite has charming window nook flanked by his and hers closets. Rec/family room or au pair suite below with private entrance. Hardwood floors throughout. Private, mature landscaping. Murray/Western Albemarle School district. MLS 575939. $995,000. Ann Hay Hardy 202.297.0228. © MMXVIII Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty. All rights reserved. Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty Logo are service marks licensed to Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC and used with permission. Frank Hardy Sotheby’s International Realty fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Each office is independently owned and operated.

Paddock Wood

32-Acre Equestrian Property & Country House Keswick, Virginia Albemarle County

Convenient Location • 10 Miles into Charlottesville 5000sf Country House with 6 Bedrooms, 4 1/2 Baths • Large Master Suite w/private Study Renovated Kitchen • Living and Dining Room w/Vaulted Ceilings • Impressive Stacked Stone Fireplace • Wrap-around Screened Porch & Deck overlooks Large Stocked Pond 2-Car Garage • 10-Stall Stable w/ Paddocks & Riding Ring • Peaceful Country Setting Offered for $1,226,500 Licensed in Virginia and North Carolina

Contact Duke & Sharon Merrick for more information:

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


MAY 2018

9th Annual Grace Church


—beyond the gates

Please join us for a self-driven tour of Keswick, Virginia’s most beautiful farms with Country Fair, Children’s activities and 4-H presentation on the historic church grounds— JUNE 9, 2018

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Ann moved to Keswick in 2008 from New York, to be near their kids and (now) four grandchildren. He has been an avid fly fisher for over 35 years, traveling extensively, primarily in pursuit of wily trout. Along with two other anglers, Charlie was a founder of the Anglers Club of Charlottesville, which has about 65 august members. He is a member of the Anglers Club of New York and the Paris Fario Club, and writes regularly for the New York Club’s journal and Classic Angling, a British magazine. Also, he has compiled and published a bibliography of angling books. Suzanne Nash, raised in Lynchburg Virginia, graduated from Wake Forest University and immediately moved to Charlottesville, Virginia to pursue all sorts of things, including working in insurance, marketing and television. The mother of two teenagers is currently the manufacturer of a lingerie and swimsuit design company, the director of education at Grace Episcopal Church and enjoys freelance writing and theatre in her free time. Tony Vanderwarker, raised in New England, spent a couple years at Yale and then served two years in the Peace Corps where he got bitten both by tsetse flies and the writing bug. He went to film school at NYU and made documentaries and a full length film which didn’t sell so he decided to try shorter films and went into advertising. Fifteen years later, he had his own ad agency in Chicago where he did “Be Like Mike” for Gatorade. When his partners bought him out, Tony finally had a chance to write full time. It only took him fifteen more years to finally get a book published. “Who cares?” Tony says, “some writers hit paydirt fast, others take longer. I’m just glad my time has come.” visit www.tonyvanderwarker. com Mary Morony author of the novel Apron Strings is a Charlottesville native and long time resident of Keswick. Raising four children to adulthood and her unique perspective on life has given her lots of food for thought. She now lives on a farm in Orange County with her husband Ralph Morony, three dogs, two guineas and no cat. Check out Mary’s blog at or email to:

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8 ON THE COVER How Lucky We Are


Tony Vanderwarker takes the cover this month, with

Reflections of Life in Keswick, Virginia

his piece, "How Lucky We Are," a tour of sorts of Keswick with its' stunningly beauty, lush pastures bordered with three board white fences and divided by a twisty, roller coaster road running along the Southwest Mountains. See Jefferson's “America’s Eden,” Tony words are not to be forgotten. Read all the details on page 8.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Colin J. Dougherty Published by a division of Keswick Life PHOTOGRAPHY Submissions thanks to Keswickians and Jen Feriello for Keswick Scene


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6 OVERHEARD Bravo, to Keswickian Graduates!

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11 KESWICK SCENE Whether it is the Dolley Madison Ladies Luncheon

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12 LIFE, MAKE IT HAPPEN! 19 BOOKWORM Mary Morony's column this month deals with the Its Summertime, and Suzanne has put together an infamily – what is your deifinition? From tattoos to carping about taking out the garbage, nursing a sick child in the middle of the night, carpools, schedules, and money issues living with others no matter the relationship it can be messy work. Check out Mary's article, it is a great read on page 12!

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Not Sandy OnThough the start of June is said to usher in the

Atlantic hurricane season, the previous years had gotten earlier starts: Arlene in April 2017 and Alex in January 2016. The storms’ names come from six lists that are recycled, so this year’s was previously used in 2012. But because the most destructive storms’ names are retired, this year we won’t have Sandy. That name has been replaced by Sara. Each list has 21 names, leaving out Q, U, X, Y and Z. If there are more than 21 named storms, the rest will be indicated by Greek letters.

On and Off The Market

Changes Some big changes could soon be in store for Keswick Hall and Country Club. On Tuesday, May

Not too many closed in the Keswick Zip code in the last 30 days, the

This is an overview of the Keswick meeting last Tuesday regarding progress with the Hall redevelopment and follow up to previous questions. It was informal so no minutes were taken and attendees were not required to sign in. Two attorneys for the owner and the engineer were in attendance. The main concern on the day was the water supply, whether the supply would be adequate for the new demands at the Hall, Club and other facilities added to the increased demands of the Estate as it develops with home building. The engineer attending gave assurances that the water supply, following the addition of the 4th well, would sustain the requirements. He mentioned that they had contingency plans if consumption ever reached 80% of the estimated supply capacity. There will be a holding tank for water near the Club to address fire fighting requirements at the Hall, etc. The fire hydrants in the Estate and the infrastructure that was installed during Cary Brents era has never had adequate water to connect it and connection will not be pursued. The engineer when asked stressed that the owner is paying for the water improvements and that there will not be as assessment to the home owners on the Estate.

New around the area is 2684 Paddock Wood Road with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4662 sf on 32+ acres at $1.226m. 100 Campbell Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3375 sf on 9+ acres at $625k. 3908 Stony Point Road with 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 3084 sf on 8 acres at $549.9k and 3384 Keswick Road with 3 beds, 1.5 baths and 1288 sf on 6 acres at $349k. In Glenmore .. 1943 Piper Way with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2954 sf at $625k. 3345 Darby Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 3776 sf at $699k. 3535 Wedgewood Court with 4 beds, 3 baths and 4429 sf at $595k. 3101 Darby Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 5105 sf at $659.5k. 2455 Pendower Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4028 sf at $699k. 3312 Lockport Place with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3950 sf at $629k. 3420 Cesford Grange with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 7080 sf at $890k. 3363 Darby Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 2888 sf at$579k. 3584 Carroll Creek Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3092 sf at$685k. 3640 Worcester Lane with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4252 sf at $699.9k. 2237 Piper Way with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4940 sf at $899k.

22, the Albemarle County Planning Commission hosted a public hearing over a special-use permit. Keswick Hall wants to expand by adding an additional wing to its inn, with 38 more rooms for guests. It also hopes to expand its spa and fitness center, construct a pool bar, and relocate its restaurant. Some people in the crowd on Tuesday night raised concerns about how the changes could increase traffic. Now, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors will have the final say if it approves the permit. No date has yet been set for that decision to be made.

Appointed Little Keswick School Appoints Assistant Head of School

Jody Berkey, M.Ed.. Berkey came to LKS in 2013 as a teacher, quickly proving herself to be a highly qualified and experienced educator with a strong skill base. In spring 2015 she became the school’s academic coordinator, where she made remarkable contributions to organizational efficiency, anticipating and managing hundreds of details. As the assistant head of school, a newly created position at LKS, Berkey will work closely with headmaster Marc Columbus on all matters of school governance and finance. She transition into the position over the next few months, continuing to serve as academic coordinator through the end of this academic year.“Throughout Jody’s time at LKS, she has proven to be a strong advocate for LKS students through excellent academic programming and development,” Columbus said. “When I first came to LKS, I was excited to have the opportunity to work with kids within a small and intimate, strong, relationship-based program with a 50+ year reputation for providing holistic services,” Berkey said. “I am honored to be the first person stepping into this new role and looking forward to new opportunities for supporting our students, families, and staff.”

glut comes at the end of the month so you will see them next time. 5512 Gordonsville Road, “The Rectory”, with 4 beds, 3 baths, 3422 sf on 8+ acres listed at $495k and sold for $452k in 7 days. 2487 Pendower Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 4428 sf on 1.1 acres listed at $774.9k and sold for $760k in 3 days.

Under contract is 854 Millwood Lane with 64c acres, went from $895k to $795k. 6295 Gordonsville Road, Highground Cottage”, with 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2227 sf on 15 acres was $775k to$665k. 1488 Perth Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 4829 sf from $639k to $499k. 3398 Piperfife Court with 3 beds, 3 baths and 2238 sf from $529.9k to $445k. 1556 Elgin Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3288 sf from $779k to $749k. 102 West Ridge Court with 3 beds, 2 baths 1833 sf on 2 acres $349.9k 525 Drumin Road with 4 beds, 4 baths and 2481 sf $616.5k. 3211 Wallingford Lane with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 3689 sf $569k to 449k and 1943 Piper Way with 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 2954 sf $625k Some significant price reductions in Glenmore to stay competitive! 1383 Tattersall Court with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 6619 sf down from $1.1m to $995k. 1485 Kinross Lane with 7 beds, 6.5 baths and 7508 sf on 1 acre down from $1.995m to $1.895m. 1556 Elgin Court with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3288 sf down from $779k to $749k. 3384 Cesford Grange with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5820 sf down from $945k to $849k. 2075 Piper Way with 4 beds, 3.5 baths and 3792 sf down from $538.9k to $497k. 1695 Paddington Court with 5 beds, 4.5 beds and 4940 sf down from $950k to $875k. 2008 Farringdon Road with 5 beds, 5.5 baths and 7352 sf on 1.4 acres down from $995k to $949k. 1362 Sandown Lane with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 4761 sf down from $949k to $899k and 2108 Piper way with 5 beds, 4.5 baths and 5289 sf down from $869k to $839k.



The GOING OUT Guide Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! CLASSIC FAMILY FUN Orange County Fair


Where: 14500 Old Gordonsville Road, Orange When: June 20-23rd

Where: National Sporting Library, Middleburg When: May- August

The Orange County Fair celebrates our role in Ameri- The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is can history, our agricultural heritage, and the traditional values that created and help us sustain our way of life. The Orange County Fair is an old fashioned county fair in the truest sense; no midway carnival, no high pressure selling activities. Each year, they put together a collection of activities, contests, and entertainment aimed at creating a fun atmosphere for all members of our community and our guests. We invite you to enjoy a clean, wholesome, family-oriented weekend that focuses on the joy of rural living. The Orange County Fair is a safe place for children to experience our agricultural heritage. ADMISSION Wednesday, July 19 - Thursday, July 20: Adults (13 and up) $5 / day Children (5-12) $2 / day (4 & under) FREE Friday, July 21 - Saturday, July 22: Adults (13 and up) $10 / day Children (5-12) $5 / day (4 & under) FREE 4-Day Pass: (Info on Website) Adults (13 and up) $20 Children (5-12) $10 Can be purchased Wednesday, July 20 at the gate. Absolutely no alcoholic beverages on the fairgrounds. For further information :(540) 661-5393 e:

THE BIG PARTY Independence Day Celebration Where: Monticello When: Wednesday, July 4, 2018 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Join us and celebrate "the great birthday of our repub-

pleased to announce the return of Open Late, the free summer concert series that takes place once a month from April through August. The event series features regional performers, craft beers, and local wineries, and guests can stroll through the art Museum from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. “Everyone is invited to relax on our campus lawn, enjoy a musical concert, try regional wines and Virginia craft beers, and picnic with friends. We’ve planned these events with young families in mind and with the hope that those passing through Middleburg heading east or west after work will join us,” explains Melanie Mathewes, Executive Director of the National Sporting Library & Museum. The Open Late series was created in 2015 as a community event to provide area residents a unique opportunity to explore the art exhibitions and collections on view in the Museum. “Knowing everyone has busy schedules during the day, we thought staying open late would give people a chance to come and visit,” says Mathewes. Open Late is a free, public event. Picnics are welcome and a cash bar will be available - no outside alcohol is permitted on premises. The event is rain or shine.

lic" and experience the 56th annual Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello. In homage to Mr. Jefferson, who opened the President’s House to the public on July 4th, we will host a Jeffersonian Open House with free walk-through tours from 11:15 AM to 1 PM following the ceremony. House tour reservations are first-come, first-served.


Admission to the ceremony is FREE and open to the public. Parking is available at Piedmont Virginia Community College. Shuttle reservations are recommended to secure a shuttle time to Monticello. Please arrive by 8 AM to allow time for parking and security.

Albemarle County’s three swimming beaches this summer. On Saturday, May 26, swimming beaches at Chris Greene, Walnut Creek and Mint Springs open for the three-day holiday weekend. Beaches are open daily from Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend, except when Albemarle County Schools are in session. This year, swimming will be available daily beginning on June 8, 2018.

HORSIN' AROUND International Three Day Eventing Where: Great Meadows, The Plains, Virginia When: July 6-8

High-performance eventing returns to The Plains, Vir-

ginia. The Great Meadow International CICO3* & FEI Nation's Cup™ Eventing will take place on July 6-8, 2018. Virginia International Three Day Event at Great Meadow is located at the address in Middleburg, Virginia 20117. They can be contacted via phone at (540) 687-5009 for pricing, hours and directions. For maps and directions to Virginia International Three Day Event at Great Meadow view the map to the right. For reviews of Virginia International Three Day Event at Great Meadow see below.

HISTORICAL FAMILY FUN Grace Church’s Historic Farm Tour Where: Keswick. Virginia When: June 9th

History speaks to us through this beautiful place we call

Albemarle County and invites us to listen and dream back to American life in the early 1700’s… For the 9th time, we ask that you join Grace Church’s Farm Tour Committee and our generous Keswick neighbors as we welcome our many guests to a special day in the country and a peek of what lies “beyond the gates”, those rock walls and those tree lined paths leading to some of Virginia’s most respected historical farms. Farm gates will open, the Church grounds will transform to an earlier era Country Fair featuring local artisans, food vendors, Grace Grill, and foot tapping music, pony rides, an English Country Fair children's area and 4-H livestock presentations and show. Again this year, a wonderful assortment of demonstrations awaits visitors at the featured farms. There will be wildlife presentations, the hounds of Keswick, dressage demonstration, children enjoying different activities with horses, and a fabulous antique show. The origin of Grace Church’s Historic Farm Tour – “beyond the gates” can be traced back to March of 2009. The “great recession” was on us, our Annual Meeting just completed and a small group of parishioners gathered to brainstorm “how might Grace Church generate the needed funding to advance its many Outreach Ministries” without impacting the Church’s general operating budget. Our Outreach needs were at their highest, and Grace was no longer able to serve the less fortunate in its local community.

Where: Albemarle County When: Memorial Day through Labor Day

Local residents can rediscover affordable family fun at

Parks are open for daylight hours. The beaches themselves are open for swimming with lifeguards on duty from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition to swimming, the parks feature picnic shelters, hiking trails, and swimming lessons. Chris Greene and Walnut Creek both have canoes and kayaks for rent. Inexpensive season passes for individuals and families are available at all three beaches and at the Parks and Recreation Office on the first floor of the County Office Building on McIntire Road. Everyone must pay the entry fee into the parks no matter how you are using them. For more information, please visit the Parks and Recreation Department online at or call (434)296-5844.


VINEYARD LAWN TIME Eats and Beats and Wine Down Wednesdays Where: Keswick Vineyards, Virginia When: Every Saturday & Every 3rd Wednesday


that the weather is getting warmer, Keswick Vineyards is back to having lots of live music out at the winery … Eats and Beats: Every Saturday from 123pm. Free event. Wine is all about taste, smell and atmosphere, so what better way to enjoy great Virginia wine than with some great music and food? Join us on select Saturday's from 12-3pm at Keswick Vineyards for live music by local musicians and food from local food trucks. Wine Down Wednesdays Every 3rd Wednesday from 5:30-8:30pm. Free event.Join us on select Wednesday evenings to "wine down" with some great music, food, and, of course, wine from 5:30pm to 8:30pm!

MAY 2018


How Lucky We Are

Of course Keswick is stunningly beau-

tiful, lush pastures bordered with three board white fences and divided by a twisty, roller coaster road running along the Southwest Mountains. Not only is it stunning but laden with history, Jefferson and Madison thrived here, Jefferson calling it “America’s Eden”. But like an iceberg, Keswick’s real value lies below the surface , unseen and unnoticed by passers-by. For underneath the beauty and history is the community with its stories, institutions, traditions and devoted residents. Where else could you get a story like when pennypinching Coles discovered he needed a pacemaker, he went to Blue who already had the device and asked, “Do you know where I can get a used one?” As Barclay says, “There are no secrets in Keswick,” and he’s right. Everyone knows everything about everyone. And gossip abounds, not nasty or backbiting but out of delight in people’s foibles and missteps, like the Keswickian who mistook a container of gas for kerosene, doused it on a burn pile, lit it and found himself blown off his feet with his eyebrows singed off. Or Chita who, angered that her deceased husband had run her into debt, said, “When I get up there, he’s going to be in much worse shape than he is now.” Hardly a day goes by without hearing someone say, “Did you hear what happened to BLANK? It’s all good-natured ribbing based on the shared understand-

ing that we all make mistakes.

spectators taking in the show.

Then there’s the Hunt Club with its rundown, ramshackle charm and raucous parties shared by all. Pictures of foxhunters hanging caddywampus on the walls, the curtains faded and frayed, the silver trophies tarnished, floorboards worn but no one would dare touch a thing. The interior is as sacred as the Gutenberg bible. A planned renovation was only approved when the members running the redo swore that they wouldn’t change the interior.

Hilltoppings are Keswick’s version of a tailgate where you circulate down the line of picnic tables knoshing on delectables people have brought, drinking their wine and chitchatting, it’s a giant picnic in a sprawling field filled with good friends, the exuberance at being together on a beautiful evening so heady you can cut it with a knife.

How about a tiny community with it’s own newspaper, just as funky as the Hunt Club with grainy pictures of people at community events, news of happenings in Keswick, a couple columns, a jumble of reflections on the unique nature of this place, all carefully and creatively crafted and edited by Colin with Winky as KL’s founder and editor. Talk about institutions—how about the Food Booth at the horse show? Manned by a good-natured grabass group of Keswickians who, despite their recognized incompetence at cooking and serving, manage to come up with some pretty good grub and have a great time doing it. Everyone coming away reeking of smoke and fryer oil. The horse show is an annual tradition opened with the Westminster Dog Show and capped off with Snookie’s Fish Fry. It’s a pageant of color and sound with expensive jumpers leaping over fences and

ing reunion where you meet and greet friends you haven’t seen in a while. “Hey, how are you? How’s it going?” people say as they get out of their cars to go in and get their mail. It’s Keswick’s version of Main Street, people’s paths crisscrossing so they can get an update on their friends’ experiences and catch up on the latest gossip.

And in the middle of all this studied funkiness is a tony resort. Keswick Hall, or as locals call it, “The Hall”. It’s a grand old mansion dating from 1912 that’s been updated to high swanky. It’s as inapropos to Keswick as a log cabin would be to Fifth Avenue. But because Keswick includes all sorts of incongruities, pickup trucks and beaters, Ferraris and Maseratis, rickety shacks and multi-million dollar mansions, The Hall somehow finds its place in Keswick. A couple of adventurous entrepreneurs are starting to turn Keswick from horse country to wine country. One has even jokingly referred to Keswick as “Keswick Valley” as in “Napa Valley”. Vineyards are beginning to swarm over the landscape and more are planned. It’s a gradual but striking change in the character of Keswick and while initially disturbing, people are beginning to take the transition in stride, realizing that farmland can be enhanced with endless rows of grapevines. Besides, who doesn’t like a nice glass of wine?

People here are endlessly kind and generous, helping out the less fortunate, always openly greeting each other, sharing jokes and stories, with wealth, achievements and reputation set aside because everyone shares a common experience— we all live in Keswick. It’s a remarkably unique area. Rich in depth and character, unique with its special personality and unlike any other place in the world. Some don’t take to it and longtime residents will say about a new arrival, “They won’t last,” and usually they’re right. It’s not for everybody, just for those of us who wouldn’t live anywhere else.

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A Vi rg i n ia C ou n t ry L i f e

684 IVY DEPOT RD. - c. 1850 farm house in the heart of Ivy. This 5 bedroom renovations recent improvements include bluestone walkways, fieldstone retaining walls, copper roofing, robust gardens and sprawling lawns. Wonderful studio apt./office above a 2 car garage connected by covered breezeway was newly built in 2014. Grounds consist of extensive landscaping/hardscaping, a barn with fenced paddock. 4 acres, flanked by a quiet stream. 5 min drive to UVA. MLS#559117 $2,195,000

THE GARDNER FARM - A personal parkland. An expansive retreat of 1,563 acres that offers the highest degree of privacy and bucolic tranquility rural Virginia can offer. 4 miles of the South Anna River traverses the property with approximately 20 miles in trails extending through forests. Several unique river crossings, 4 scenic ponds and a 30 acre lake. MLS# 551631 $7,500,000

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 $1,200,000

HIDDEN SPRINGS FARM - c. 1800 home and 157-ac. Extraordinary mountain setting and views, the property includes a 2 BR guest home, log cabin guest house, and 3 story garage/barn. Incredible attention to detail this home is s signature Free Union farm. MLS#566997 $2,500,000

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Keswick Life's May 2018 Photo Journal Opposite Page, Top Row: Paul Wilson, Keswick Hunt Club Huntsman exhibiting at the Virginia Hound Show; next, Railey Cooley, Kenny Wheeler, Meredith McLaughlin, Doug Wheeler, a special presentation to Meredith McLaughlin for her years of devotion to the Keswick Horse Show. A painting of her choice by Railey Cooley was given to her along with the naming of the Keswick Horse Show ring in her honor. Middle row: Nancy Wiley, jt.MFH, Paul Wilson showing Keswick Keebler and Will Coleman,jt. MFH at the Virginia Hound Show. Keebler was the winner of the Unentered Dog Hound Class. Center clockwise, Caroline Dougherty, exhibiting Robert "Excalibur" in the Local Adult/Children's Classes; next, Xander Kalergis exhibiting at the Eastminster Dog Show; Best in Show, “Eddie” with Halsey Wilcox, then Violet and GG Wiley at the Virginia Hound Show.




Holiday Time Festivities


Keswick Life's May 2018 Photo Journal Opposite Page, Top Row: “Dolley Madison Ladies Luncheon guests” Elizabeth VonHazzell and Rene Grisham; Flossie Fowlkes and Jacqueline Mars. Middle row, “youngest competitor at the Keswick Horse Show” Katie Manning, baby Alice and father Christopher Henry. Lunching with Dolley Madison, Kat Imhoff, Connie Dulaney and Elizabeth Von Hazzel; Kat Imhoff and Nora Selheimer. Third row: Angie Gunther, Ginny Craven, Jennifer Nesbit. Dolley Madison Luncheon photo credit, Jen Fariello courtesy of the Montpelier Foundation.


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What are you going to do with them?

From the challenges of accepting the latest tattoos to carping about taking out the garbage, nursing a sick child in the middle of the night, carpools, schedules, and money issues living with others no matter the relationship is messy work. How do you describe your family--Mom, Dad, kids, the dog, and cat, maybe a grandparent or two? Do in-laws, out-laws, neighbors, good friends, goats, and horses fall under the umbrella of a family? Or does the designation constitute just blood relHeritage Theatre Festival is well onwhere its way atives? The Latin word familia ourto creating one singular sensation with its 2018word season-opening production of the beloved Broadway classic “A Chorus Line family springs meant the buildings Heritage Festival wellservants on itsveteran way creating oneLanzarone singular sensation with and contents including the and to Nikka thanks to aTheatre stellar cast led byisBroadway Graff and an array its 2018 season-opening production of the beloved Broadway classic “A Chorus Line the livestock more a homestead of national, regional, andlike local talent. than thanks to a stellar cast led by Broadway veteran Nikka Graff Lanzarone and an array actual blood relations as our definition Heritage Theatre Festival is well on its way to creating one singular sensation with of national, talent. states. regional, The production, whichand will local launch the tenure of UVA alumna Jenny Wales as Artistic

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“The Year of the Hound”


The Museum of Hounds & Hunting North

America hosted an exhibition and sale of works by select members of the American Academy of Equine Art, opening in conjunction with the Virginia Foxhound Show. “The Year of the Hound” includes oils, watercolors, sketches, and sculptures capturing all of Virginia’s 25 packs during last season, by artists Christine M. Cancelli, Kathleen S. Friedenberg, Morgen Kilborn, Booth Malone, Joanne Mehl, Sally Moren, Rev. Michael R. Tang, Linda L. Volrath, and Larry Wheeler. A highlight of the weekend was a Foxhunting Art Exhibit, featuring images of Virginia hunt clubs by select member artists of the American Academy of Equine Art. On Sunday, May 27, the exhibition and sale was open to the general public during the hound show. Visitors may continue to view the works Saturdays and Sundays through June 26, 2018. Linda Volrath created several oil on linen pieces.

“My biggest challenge with painting sporting subjects is narrowing down which idea to paint. With every kennel visit, or even just one day out following a hunt, I come away with inspiration for more paintings than I can ever create.”

She also reflected on the cooperation required between artists and subjects through the fall and winter: “Every painting I’m including in this show was created within this past year and is the result of visits planned and coordinated with hunt staff, members, and masters who generously shared their time and knowledge.””My paintings would not exist without investing time to observe and study the sport, which in turn allows for scenes to unfold naturally. While I have no control over where the subjects will be or move to, I feel somewhat like a set designer, always aware of the setting, backdrop, surroundings, mood and angle of the light,” she added.

Fox Hunt Club Master] Rita Mae Brown in the center of her beautiful territory among the oaks, her beloved hounds and her people. There is no one who sits on a horse and blows a horn like this Master. You couldn’t mistake her for any other - I was moved.”Volrath added, “Aspects which impress me visually are the athleticism and personalities of the hounds. They offer me wonderful compositional possibilities with their entertaining antics, falling into relaxed groupings or flowing arrangements of motion. Tenor Solo is one such example of hounds interacting. Equally inspiring is the power of the horses and their willingness to work in partnership with people.”

Fellow American Academy of Equine Art member, Sally Moren, observes that “Painting a hunt is, for me, an immersion in the entire feeling of the day - the chill, the smell of leaves, wind, being keenly attuned - all of us, horse, hound, human - to the land and the sport that we’ve about to give ourselves to..Regarding specific choices for this show, Moren said, “The Middlebrook pack was the tightest-knit, most soulful pack of hounds I believe I’ve ever met. When they turned and faced me coming out of their kennel gate, I felt the weight of nineteen deep stares. They are a band of best friends and athletes, and they know it.”

The purpose of the Museum of Hounds & Hunting North America, Inc. is to preserve the rich North American heritage of hunting with hounds, for today and for the future; acquire important artifacts before they are lost; provide a repository for precious objects; and, by developing educational exhibits through research projects, present hunting with hounds through the sport’s historical, sociological and cultural heritage.

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Wolftrap Farm dates to the mid-19th century and features exposed logs in the principal rooms. With exceptional charisma the main residence resides on the 18th century Chestnut Grove road and may have been a resting spot or tavern. Now privately set deep in 115 acres of fertile lands, this lovely home is complemented with stables totaling 35 stalls and a covered arena.





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WHAT'S COOKING Cranberry Bourbon Bites


• 1 container of canned biscuits cut into bite size pieces placed in a bowl • ½ Cup of Granulated Sugar • 2 Teaspoon of Cinnamon • 1 Teaspoon of Nutmeg • 1 Cup of dried cranberries • 1 ½ Teaspoon of Orange Zest • 2 Cups of brown sugar • 3 Sticks of butter (preferably salted) • 1 Cup of bourbon • 1 Tablespoon of vanilla • 3 Tablespoons of lemon Juice

Step 1

Begin by cutting biscuits and placing them into a bowl. Then pour sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, orange zest, and dried cranberries over the biscuit bites.

Cranberry Bourbon Bites, golden color and a delicious treat! This recipe is fun and can be used as a breakfast item or a great dessert served with vanilla ice cream. I’m pretty sure this will become a Keswick favorite, it’s certainly one of mine!

Step 2

Proceed by tossing all the ingredients together, making sure the biscuit bites are well coated. Once coated place bites into greased ramekins.

Step 3

over bites in ramekins and bake on 350 for 15 min. Once removed from the oven, please allow 5 min to cool and serve.

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Melt butter in sauce pan with brown sugar, bourbon, vanilla and lemon juice.

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Once the sauce has come together and is smooth, pour

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“Dressing Downton:

Changing Fashion for Changing Times” Featuring costumes and accessories from the hit PBS series at the Virginia Historical Society


he Virginia Historical Society is pleased to announce that Altria Group has agreed to sponsor the VHS’s newest exhibit, “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times.”

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The nationally touring exhibit will run from October 2015 through January 2016 and will be shown in the VHS’s newly created changing exhibition space, one of the project goals of its $38-million “Story of Virginia Campaign.” The exhibition consists of 35 costumes and accessories from the popular PBS MASTERPIECE Classic program. Visitors will be able to explore the lives of Downton’s aristocratic inhabitants and their servants during the World War I period.

“Altria has a long history of support for the arts,” said Jack Nelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Altria Group, and Board Vice Chairman, Virginia Historical Society. “And we are pleased to support the Virginia Historical KeswickLife 2018_Layout 1 12/28/17 10:54 AM Page 1 Society as it brings traveling exhibitions like ‘Dressing Downton’ to our hometown. This exhibition will be a great draw for residents and visitors alike.”

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Well it is finally here…the Big Summer List of reading

materials and I have tried to tackle multiple different genres, so I can bet there will be something to interest everyone’s reading taste.

someone you approved of or not…. the idea that someone can be held captive by a lawyer the way that Wallis was is truly scary.

area, so this new murder brings it all back. I actually just stayed in an area similar to this when I was in Ireland, so the story’s atmosphere really drew me in.

Another scary person is Belle Gunness who you can learn more about in

I love a good historical novel during the summer and I couldn’t give you a list of summer reads without including a few.

this woman who ended up being one of the most prolific female serial killer sin the twentieth Century. If you like true crime stories, then this is a really interesting look at the woman who lured a series of men to her Indiana “murder farm” from 1902-1908. And you thought online dating was dangerous? Well before the internet or social media Belle was trolling for victims in the media.

The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer is a World War II story that was a

From mysteries and thrillers to non-fiction and Princess: The Mystery of Belle epic novels, get ready to build your poolside Hell’s Gunness, Butcher of Men by Harold book stack! Schechter. I knew nothing regarding In the mystery department I am giving you another dose of a UK setting. God of the Hive by Laurie R. King is a continuation of a series that revolves around an older Sherlock Holmes and his wife Mary Russell. I have enjoyed previous books in this series and this particular one will not let you down. Follow Holmes and Russell as they race to save the world from another villain with plans to take over the government.

The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips

takes place in Cambridge…one of my absolutely favorite English towns and has two plots to follow. London 1672 Charles II’s court has a serious problem. His sister Henriette- Anne has been killed and now his mistress has been poisoned. Hannah Devlin, a physic, has been called to discreetly make sure the mistress recovers. Years later in Cambridge Claire Donovan is a guest lecturer at Trinity College and suddenly there is a murder and all of it is connected to the past. Hannah’s diary holds the key. I loved The English Wife by Lauren Willig because of its twists and turns as it leads the reader through the old monied world of New York during the Gilded Age. Bayard Van Duyvil is from old family money and when he brings home the lovely Annabelle after marrying her in England their life seems perfect, but then Bayard winds up dead and Annabelle disappears, and no one knows if she has been murdered or is the murderer.

Edinburgh Twilight by Carole Lawrence is a period mystery set in Scotland. A body of a man has been found in Holyrood park and inspector Ian Hamilton is the one who must figure things out before the body count starts to rise.

There are quite a few good nonfiction books that would make great poolside reading. Caroline Blackwood is a journalist

who was commissioned in the 1980s to write a story about the aging Duchess of Windsor. The Last of the Duchess: The Strange and Sinister Story of the final years of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor is the result of her investigation and tells the story of her struggle to find out anything at all about the health and well-being of Wallis once she came under the care of her lawyer Maitre Suzanne Blum. This is such a weird story that it hardly seems real and whether Wallis Simpson was

The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

appealed to me because when I was in college we often took weekend trips to Ashville and I always enjoyed visiting Biltmore. This is the story of this beautiful home which really is an American castle. The Biltmore is the nation’s largest home and its history is one tied to the family that build it and the area in which it came to be. The author of The Girls of Atomic City, Kiernan does a wonderful job opening up the history of Ashville North Carolina and how the Vanderbilt’s changed it with their magnificent home and money.

Losing Mum and Pup: A Memoir by Christopher Buckley is a funny irrev-

erent look at losing both of your parents and what happens when your parents are the very famous Buckleys. I thought it was sad, funny and poignant and also took me back to a different age. I loved every minute of it.

New York Times Notable Book. It is Paris 1937 and Adras Levi has arrived to begin studying architecture in Paris. Originally from Budapest, Andras finds himself adrift in a world he isn’t used to, and he finds comfort when he falls in love with a beautiful dance teacher, Clara. This is a sweeping saga of a family from Hungry who tries to study and get ahead and all of that is cut short by War. The Nazi’s plans put an end to dreams and sever the families. Intrigue and lies are needed to keep from being swallowed up in the injustice of the times. Taking place during the same time period, White Rose, Black Forest is based around the heroes of World War II. When Franka goes into the woods to try and commit suicide she stumbles upon and wounded man dressed in German military garb. Writer Eoin Dempsey introduces us to a young woman struggling to face the repercussions of being part of the White Rose… an organization that spoke up against the Nazis. Franka has to make a decision about whether to believe this stranger and risk her safety or turn him in to the authorities. John, the stranger, has to decide which side Franka is really on, and whether he can trust her with his life.

If you want your heart to beat a little faster, then you might open up a thriller this summer. The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney will

keep you turning pages as you get absorbed into this psychological drama. There was a girl before, living at One Folgate Street, before Jane came. And this girl went through a trauma, just as Jane has gone through trauma, and she was chosen, just as Jane was chosen...out of all of the other candidates to live at this award winning minimalist house. And she fell for the architect just as Jane has. And she died…. The question is…is Jane next? Staying in the same theme of houses Broken Harbor by Tana French takes place in an Irish Coastal town where a luxury development has gone to ruin. In this abandoned remote seaside area, a family has been attacked and Mick Scorcher Kennedy and his partner Richie Curran have to find the killer. The Irish are drawn to the sea and in summer they flock to caravan parks that are scattered along the coastline…and one summer Mick’s mom killed herself in this very same


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

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OBITUARY Dr. Milton Thomas Edgerton,

pioneering plastic surgeon, loving husband, and father of four died peacefully on Thursday May 17, 2018, in Charlottesville, Virginia, after a three-year struggle with multiple myeloma and malignant melanoma. He was 96 years old. Milt was born July 14, 1921, in Atlanta, Ga., to Elizabeth Roddick and Dr. Milton Thomas Edgerton Sr. After graduating from Emory University in 1941 (B.A. Chemistry), he obtained an M.D. degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1944. Following a surgical internship at Barnes Hospital, Milt joined the U.S. Army and served at Valley Forge General Hospital for three years. His experience treating war wounds during World War II was formative for him, as this small band of young plastic surgeons performed over 15,000 operations on these horribly injured G.I.'s., without a fatality! Many new reconstructive procedures were invented and perfected. Milt returned to Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1945-1951 to complete his surgical training. He joined the faculty in 1951, directing the Plastic Surgery division. He then became Hopkins' youngest tenured professor in 1962. In 1970, he was recruited to the University of Virginia to found the Department of Plastic Surgery, where he continued to practice until his retirement in 1994. On June 30, 1945, he married Patricia Jane Jones. They met at Johns Hopkins Hospital where he was studying medicine and she was working in a biochemistry lab. They were together for 64 exciting and devoted years until her death in 2010. They traveled extensively but found time to relax and recharge with family in Lake Placid, New York, each summer. Milt was a dedicated teacher of plastic surgery and remained a full-time academic surgeon for his entire career. He trained 76 plastic surgeons who expanded his legacy throughout the country and many became academic chairmen in other medical schools. He was comfortable operating on any area of the body and trained his apprentices to master: head and neck cancer reconstruction, facial palsy reconstruction, burn reconstruction, hand surgery, microsurgery, breast reconstruction, transgender surgery, cleft lip and palate surgery, ear reconstruction, craniofacial surgery, and cosmetic surgery. He also studied the psychiatric benefits of plastic surgery. Milt was a master of all types of plastic surgery and a notable pioneer in several. He advanced the field both through research and the design of new surgical procedures. He was known for his compassion for his patients and was beloved by them. During his career he authored over 500 peer-reviewed medical papers and four medical textbooks. He served

as President of the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons and received numerous awards for clinical excellence and teaching. Outside of the operating room, Milt's life-long passion was golf, and he sported a singledigit handicap for many years. He was an excellent skier and tennis player and a crackerjack duplicate bridge partner up until the very end. He always had a welcoming smile for a visitor, and over dinner he loved to discuss, at length, science, politics, and the human condition. His volunteer activities included service at Vellore CMC Leprosy Hospital in India in 1962, consultant at Walter Reed Hospital, Miller Center Governing Council, and the Jefferson Area Board of Aging. A loyal, family man, he is survived by his four children, Dr. Bradford Wheatly Edgerton (Louise Dungan), William Alton Edgerton (Liza Todd), Sandy Edgerton Bissell (Chip) and Diane Edgerton Miller (Ethan); 11 grandchildren, Todd Edgerton (Tracy), Sage Bissell Ruttan (Stu), Leigh Edgerton, Ford Edgerton (Katie), Zachary Miller (Sara), Catherine Kelleher, Robert Kelleher, Lauren Edgerton, Madeline Miller (Evan), Whit Bissell (Lindsey), Stephanie Miller; nine greatgrandchildren, Potter Edgerton, Emory Miller, Sanders Miller, Eloise Ruttan, Truitt Miller, Madison Bissell, Annie Bissell, Kinley Bissell, Georgia Ruttan; and Helen Maupin, his devoted friend; as well as his beloved pup, "Wizard." A Celebration of Life will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, July 14, 2018, at Farmington Country Club, 1625 Country Club Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901. In lieu of flowers, please send any donations in Milt's honor to the Alzheimer's Association, 355 Rio Road West, Suite 102, Charlottesville, VA 22901. Condolences may be sent to the family at

Raymond G. "Raymie" Woolfe, Jr., of Troy, Va., died on Thursday, May 10, 2018, in Charlottesville. Born in New York, N.Y., on July 31, 1935, he was the son of Raymond G. Woolfe, Sr., and Ruth Ferguson Woolfe. While in high school in Camden, S.C., Raymie made racing history at Saratoga Springs, N.Y., when he became the youngest jockey at the time to win a stake at a New York track. Only sixteen, he won the Saratoga Steeplechase on Hampton Roads, trained by his dad and owned by Marion duPont Scott. N.Y. sportswriters wrote of famed jockey Eddie Arcaro carrying "the kid's" saddle from the winner's circle.

Raymie attended the University of Virginia and was a member of the polo team, before joining the U.S. Marines. After leaving the Corps as a Sergeant, he graduated from the University of South Caro-

lina School of Journalism and became a photojournalist. After an apprenticeship with famed New York fashion and Kennedy family photographer, Mark Shaw, Raymie shot advertising, fashion, society, and celebrity print layouts. In 1968, he covered the Chicago Democratic convention and ensuing riots. Before long, his love of thoroughbred racing drew him back to a job at the Daily Racing Form. During his time with the DRF, he wrote the acclaimed Secretariat, a book many consider the definitive work on the great 1973 Triple Crown winner. He also wrote the well-received Steeplechasing, published in 1981. In 2016, his highly praised Doomed Horse Soldiers of Bataan The Incredible Stand of the 26th Cavalry was published, with a moving foreword by the late Col. Edwin P. Ramsey, of the 26th Cavalry.

Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 10 a.m. A Charlottesville reception is being planned by the family for 2 p.m., on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at Greencroft.

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much-loved Thoroughbred horseman William E. (Bill) Graves, a senior vicepresident with Fasig-Tipton for 26 years, passed away after a short illness on Wednesday, May 30, at the University of Kentucky hospital in Lexington, Ky. Bill's son Brian, director of public sales at Gainesway Farm, was at his side for all his final days.

Raymie is survived by two daughters, Shannon Virginia Woolfe of Snow Camp, N.C., and Laurie Ferguson Woolfe, of Decatur, Ga.; and a sister, Ruth (Tudy) Bunn, of Oceanside, Calif. On Thursday, May 17, 2018, at 3 p.m., his ashes were scattered where his beloved dogs are buried, next to the pond on his farm at 2878 Zion Rd., Troy, VA 22974. Anyone who remembers Raymie will be welcome. Donations in his memory will be gratefully accepted by The American Steeplechase Injured Jockeys Fund, Inc., c/o Colvin G Ryan, 22359 Polecat Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA 20117-3273, or the National Steeplechase Museum, 200 Knights Hill Rd., Camden, SC 29020. Condolences may be sent to the family

A native of Virginia, where he developed a formidable reputation as a competitor on the national show-horse circuit, Bill turned that skill in his early twenties into being one of the best Thoroughbred yearling showmen at Saratoga and in Kentucky. Bill began this career in the Thoroughbred business working for noted Virginia horseman Clay Camp at Glenmore Farm in Keswick. After stints at several leading Thoroughbred farms in Kentucky, Bill opened Graves Stable, primarily for training and selling 2-year-olds in training. Bill and his late wife Michele, were always among the leading consignors at FasigTipton's premier juvenile sale at Calder Race Course in Florida.

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In 1992, Bill was recruited by Fasig-Tipton to review and manage its selected yearling sale process and, up to the last 10 days of his full life, Bill was working with consignors, pulling together catalogues for The July Sale and The Saratoga Sale.

lottesville, Va., and Wellington, Fla. died peacefully after a short illness at his Florida home on Thursday, March 8, 2018. He was predeceased by his wife of 73 years, Frederica Ripley French. He is survived by his six children, Frederica McFerran of South Dartmouth, Mass., Seth B. French III of Venice, Fla., Cynthia Schoen of Southport, Conn., Alan French of Aiken, S.C., Mary 'Mimi' French of Locust Valley, N.Y., and Elizabeth "Bunny" French of Earlysville, Va.; four in-laws, 15 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren.

A rider, a Virginia Show Horse Hall of Fame inductee in 2007, breeder of graded stakes-winners, trainer, sales agent and consultant, there was no aspect of the Thoroughbred industry which Bill did not master. He advised on every phase of the very successful Angus Glen Farm of Art and Gordon Stollery, one of the high-points of which was the sales-topping $3,000,000 for a son of Mr. Prospector at the 1999 Saratoga Sale.

Mr. French grew up in Hewlett, N.Y., attended the Pomfret School and Yale University. After graduating, he was an officer in the Navy during World War II. He was devoted to his family, an avid sportsman and an adored friend to many. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be sent to Pomfret School, Pomfret, Conn. or to the ASPCA. Interment will be private.

Through a lifetime of achievements, Bill was unquestionably proudest of the accomplishments of his son Brian as a horseman, and, with his wife Lesley, as the parents of Bill's three treasured grandchildren, Will, Catherine and Carson. He is also survived by his brother, Reed Graves, and his sister, Elizabeth (Ditty) Stone, both of Lynchburg, Va. Funeral arrangements in Lexington, Ky., will follow

A memorial service will be held at St John's of Lattingtown in Locust Valley on








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