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SP OT S WO OD Extraordinary brick Georgian home, completely renovated and updated with modern convenience in a private country setting of 72 acres only 8 miles from Charlottesville. The residence, in superb condition, combines a modern feel throughout with a thoughtfully designed floor plan, featuring a fabulous gourmet kitchen and spacious first floor master suite with 3 additional bedrooms on the second floor. A restored log and frame guest cabin, 3 stall center aisle barn board fenced paddocks, and mountain views complete this offering.
MA R IA H Situated along a country lane, this property is simply spectacular. Panoramic mountain views, sweeping countryside, and a residence that embodies the best features and materials available. 7 bedrooms, gourmet kitchen, formal living and dining rooms, tap room, elevator, and beautiful in-ground pool. Covered morning and evening flagstone porches provide sunrise and sunset views. Guest House, equestrian barn, paddocks and trails.
M OR L A N D Early 20th century waterfront brick home of 7,000 sq. ft, completely updated and renovated with the finest of materials and with frontage on the Potomac River. Sand beach, pool, pool house, Boy’s Cottage, River House, Caretaker’s Cottage, wonderful gardens and fountains, brick terraces, and the oldest known Hemlock Hedge in the Commonwealth. Extremely private on 159.82 acres only 1 hour 20 min to DC or Richmond by boat or car.
FA I RWAY DR I V E Perfectly located private waterfront lot of 2.4 acres in gated community with views of the surrounding Pete Dye designed golf course, Broadmoor Lake, and Blue Ridge Mountains. Low maintenance country home with over 11,000 sq. ft with tumbled marble flooring, chef ’s kitchen, 5 bedrooms, state of the art security system and Lutron lighting system. The home is relaxing as well as perfect for entertaining with a beautiful billiard room, home theatre, wine cellar, and outdoor kitchen.
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THE COLUMNISTS 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 www. marymorony.com.
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Rarely does a property come along showcasing the construction, interior and landscape design quality of Willow Creek. Breathtaking main house surrounded by panoramic views & complete with 24 ft ceilings, exposed beams and 2 fireplaces in the great room. 948 square ft of covered porches, porticoes provide multiple venues from which to appreciate mountain views, pool, extensive gardens & nearby, mature woods. Across the pool & sunken garden is a 2 bed/2 bath guest house complete with efficiency kitchen. Additional improvements include an equipment garage/workshop, c. 1900, 3 bed farm manager’s house, green house & restored chestnut bar. MLS# 547042
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OVERHEARD Here and there... in Keswick On and Off The Market A great deal of activity in Glenmore this month .. and not too many other 22947 happenings. New to the market is 3167 Darby Road with 4 beds, 4.5 baths and 5,119 sf priced at $742k. 3452 Devon Pines with 5 beds, 3.5 baths, 3,890 sf and priced at $595k and 1651 Gateway Place has 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3,305 sf and is priced at $665k. 3621 Keswick Road is 3 beds, 3.5 baths and 3,018 sf on 2.7 acres priced at $549.9k and down the road at 5085 Richmond Road is a 3 bed, 2 bath, 1,360 sf home on 2 acres at $109k. 2766 Bell Acres Road is 3 beds, 2 baths and 1,808 sf on 2 acres and a distress sale at $144.9k. “Lazydawg Retreat” at 5006 Stony Point Pass with 3 beds, 4 baths, 2,308 sf and on 2.4 acres is $279.9k. 102 Spring Meadow Lane in Fieldstone is 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,114 sf on 2.9 acres at $329.9k. Under contract in Glenmore is 32 Ferndown Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,431 sf was $541.1k and 2291 Ferndown Lane with 3 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,216 sf was $539k. 1548 Tavistock Place with 3 beds, 2 baths and 2,133 sf at $459k. 1120 Cambridge Hill Lane with 6 beds, 4.5 baths, 6,522 sf was $827k. 2291 Cambridge Hill Lane with 6 beds, 4.5 baths, 6,522 sf was $827k. 3308 Merrick Court with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 2,615 sf was $586k. Out and about was 2347 Paddock Wood Road with 3 beds, 3 baths and 127 acres just reduced from $1.795m to $995k. 227 Spring Meadow Lane with 3 beds, 2 baths, 2,482 sf on 3.6 acres was $389.9k. and on the lower end 578 Huckstep Branch Lane with 2 beds, 2 baths, 1,165 sf on 2.5 acres was $125k plus 1360 Running Deer Drive with 2 beds, 1 bath, 840 sf on 0.6 acres was $143k. There were at least 10 reduced in Glenmore (very competitive market in there!), the most notable changes being 1545 Elgin Court with 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 5,034 sf $724k to $669.9k in 49 days. 3120 Darby Road with 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 4,615 sf $729k to $649k in 155 days and 102 Perthshire Court with 6 beds, 6.5 baths, 7,810 sf $865k to $799k in 141 days. 534 Clarks Tract with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 3,614 sf and 3.2 acres went from $519.9k to $450k whilst 102 Richmond Road with 5 beds, 4 baths, 7,552 sf and 43 acres went from $1.295m to $998k in 141 days
Weddings Christopher Dammann, son of Ralph and Charlotte Dammann of Keswick and Mia Magruder daughter of Mark and Ella Magruder of Amherst were married at Cloverfields in Keswick on May 29, 2016. They are residing at Cloverfields. Mia works as a Marketing Associate at Monticello and Christopher is a self employed musician.
Vote The nominations are in and the voting has begun for "Best Hotel Pool" in the USA TODAY READERS' CHOICE 2016! What's the coolest part of any vacation? The pool! We've enlisted the help of a panel of hotel and luxury travel experts to select 20 nominees for Best Hotel Pool. Coast to coast, these pools are as diverse as the cities where they're found. Will water slides win the day, or does adults-only serenity have more appeal? In addition to input from our experts, 10Best editors considered industry awards and guest reviews to determine our 20 nominees. Vote for your favorite once per day until the polls close on Monday, August 1 at noon ET. Read the official Readers' Choice rules http://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-hotelpool-2016/leaderboard/ Please take a moment to vote for Keswick Hall and Golf Club's Horizon Pool as "Best Hotel Pool"! You may vote once a day until the polls close on Monday, August 1, at noon EST.
ASAP Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to announce the opening of its new helipad. Introducing Air Transport Service to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital This medevac service allows faster transport to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital for critically ill patients, including patients experiencing a stroke or heart attack. Highly trained personnel using advanced medical equipment are now available to bring patients via helicopter directly to our emergency department from outlying counties for services not available in those areas. A ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate this significant new addition to Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital’s services was held on July 19th.
And finally, we all love .. SOLDS. 1362 Sandown Lane with 4 beds, 4 baths, 4,761 sf priced at $699k sold for $662k in 20 days. 2242 Waterside Way with 4 beds, 4.5 baths, 4,218 sf was $750k and sold for $794.7k (new customized home). 2206 Waterside Way with 6 beds, 6.5 baths, 7,050 sf was $870.8k and sold for $878k (new customized home). 3531 Darby Road with 4 beds, 3.5 baths, 2,881 sf was $574k and sold for $540k in 141 days. 3535 Devon Pines with 5 beds, 5.5 baths, 4,500 sf was $639k and sold for $602.5k in 387 days. 3405 Keswick Road with 4 beds, 5.5 baths, 3,124 sf was $450 and sold for $435k in 16 days. 6122 Louisa Road with 3 beds, 2 baths, 1,056 sf was $189.9k and sold for $174.9k in 41 days and “Seven Oaks” at 5473 Gordonsville Road with 4 beds, 2.5 baths, 3,679 sf on a acre was $725k and sold for $710k in 42 days. Finally for anyone wanting a 3 acre waterfront lot in Keswick Estate, one came on the market this week at 58 Palmer Drive at $528.8k. It was purchased in 2006 for $850k.
Obituary Wilbert Davis Brassfield was called home to Glory on Monday, April 18, 2016, of medical complications at a Washington, D.C. hospital. He was 51 years old. A memorial service was held at St. John Baptist Church in Cobham, Virginia,1 p.m. on Saturday, July 16, 2016, in his honor. Jamie Jovon Poindexter was born on June 18, 1982 to Sharon and Marvin Arnett. He died on July 4th and is survived by his brother Antron Poindester and niece Amaya Page; paternal garndparents Evvie and George Ragland; aunts Amanda Poindexter, Hossane Adams and Larry Thomasson, uncles Jackie, Michael, Roland, and Charlie Poindexter, Richard Arnett and Benny Ragland. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents Charlie and Angelee Poindexter, his paternal grandfather Marvin Jones and his uncle Tony Poindexter.A celebration of his life was held at St. John Baptist Church on July 15th.
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What: UVA Welcome Week Concert
When: August 20th Mark your calendars! Save the date! Don’t be late! Where: John Paul Jones Arena
What: Albemarle County Fair When: August 4, 5 and 6 Where: James Monroe’s Highland
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What: UVA Welcome Week Concert
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Concerts went on sale Monday, July 18 at 10 a.m. Public tickets can be purchased J. Cole will headline UVA’s Welcome Concert at John Paul Jones Arena on August through Ticketmaster.com, the arenaWeek box office or by calling 1-888-JPJ-TIXS.And they 20thyou . Thecan’t concert, presented by University (UPC) and Outback say go home again. Following 2011’sPrograms Cole World:Council The Sideline Story and 2013’s Concerts went on sale Monday, atNation 10 a.m.rapper PublicJ. tickets canreturned be purchased Born Sinner, Jermaine Lamarr Cole,July aka18 Roc Cole, has to his Albemarle County Fair August 4, through Ticketmaster.com, the arena office or 1-888-JPJ-TIXS.And they The Albemarle Fair Board is childhood home in Fayetteville, Northbox Carolina onby hiscalling new, third album: 2014 Forest August 5 andCounty August 6. The . say you can’t go home again. Following 2011’s Cole World: The Sideline Story and 2013’s gearing up for the upcoming 2016 Hills Drive.Released December 9, 2014 Forest Hills Drive is a concept record about how Albemarle County Fair will be held Jermaine aka Roc rapper J. Cole, returned to his Albemarle County Fair 4, aBorn boySinner, discovered his Lamarr purpose,Cole, written fromNation the perspective of ahas superstar rapper at the outdoor pavilion andAugust grounds childhood home in Fayetteville, North Carolina on his new, third album: 2014 Forest August and August 6. The of James 5Monroe’s Highland in . questioning the facets of fame. It is a meditation on the value of love relative to worldly Hills Drive.Released December 9, 2014 Forest Hills a concept record Albemarle County Fair will be held success. And it is an extraordinary work from an Drive artistiswho continues to about grow how and Charlottesville. 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It’s an album to ingest to 9pm; Friday, August 5 from 10am “Old-Time Country Fair” will be a I a whole with the sum of its parts creating the full tale. to 9pm; and Saturday,celebration, August 6 from three-day agricultural complete with over 100 farm animals, exhibits, baked as 10am to 9pm.This and festive events, a livestock sale, and country fun. There goods, crafts, familyfun entertainment, “Old-Time Country Fair” will be a educational programming throughout the day. What: Hunter Pace and Tack Sale will be live music, food vendors, and I Saturday September 3rd, 2016 Riders go out from 9am to 11:30am three-day celebration, complete with 100 farm animals, exhibits, baked When: In additionagricultural to this year’s attractions, the fair, inover collaboration with James Monroe’s goods, crafts, entertainment, events, a livestock sale, significance, and country including: fun. There Where: Cherry Hill Farm, Arrington, Virginia! Highland, willfamily offer demonstrations of historic and cultural will be live handspinners, music, food vendors, and educational programming throughout the day. What: Hunter Pace and Tack Sale blacksmith, reproduction button maker and reproduction handweaver When: Saturday September 3rd, 2016 Riders go out from 9am to will 11:30am members of Oak Ridge are planning a wonderful course that allow you to In addition to thissilhouettes.Residents year’s attractions, the in collaboration with James Monroe’s and photographic of fair, Albemarle and surrounding counties of all The Where: Hill Farm, Arrington, Virginia! theCherry beautiful countryside at Cherry Hill Farm. The course is approximately Highland, will offer demonstrations of historic cultural including: enjoy ages are invited to enter their work—from bakedand goods, arts significance, and crafts, agriculture, blacksmith, handspinners, makercategories and reproduction and fine arts—for judging atreproduction the fair. A fullbutton list of entry and otherhandweaver information 8 miles with the opportunity for fast and slow teams with 12-14 jumping efforts. The members of Oak Ridge are who planning wonderful are go-arounds for those wishanot to jump.course that will allow you to andbephotographic silhouettes.Residents ofAll Albemarle and counties of all There can found at www.albemarlecountyfair.com. entries must be surrounding dropped off at James Monroe’s enjoythis theyear!! beautiful countryside at Cherry Hill Farm. The course is approximately ages are invited to enter their work—from baked artsinformation, and crafts, agriculture, Highland for judging Wednesday, August 3 from 4 togoods, 8pm. All including New 8 miles with the opportunity for fast and slow teams with 12-14 jumping efforts. and fine arts—for judging at the fair. 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What: Twilight Polo
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classic culinary training, immersion in the art of charcuterie, and an unshakable commitment to the tradition of butchery has shaped every aspect of his work. Raised in New Hampshire, Anda’s family later moved to Keswick and first started cooking as a teen, working under Chef Angelo Vangelopoulos at the Ivy Inn in Charlottesville, Virginia. There, and at subsequent internships that followed, he learned about the craft of charcuterie. Eager to make cooking his profession, Anda soon enrolled at the New England Culinary Institute in Montpelier, Vermont, where he took every course offered on butchery and charcuterie. Returning to his home region of the Mid Atlantic, Anda continued to hone his skills at Equinox Restaurant in Washington, D.C., and Salamander Market in Middleburg, Virginia. In 2004, he accepted his first executive chef role at Tallula in Arlington, Virginia, where he gained critical notices from USA Today and The Washington Post for his charcuterie, especially the house-made bacons.
personal, finely tuned recipes for the nearly 70 goods in the Red Apron larder. Each product is cased by hand, aged or smoked – often for months and under careful watch – until it’s just right. was long defined by the classic steakhouse. Anda’s work earned him a Good Food Award in 2011 for charcuterie, and accolades from The Washington Post, Men’s Health, Bon Appetit, Washingtonian, Urban Daddy and others. Anda is pushing butcher-shop boundaries and making Red Apron home base for artisan charcuterie in the region, earning himself a StarChefs Rising Star Concept Chef Award in 2014.
flavors inspired by old world technique. Nathan Anda is the Butcher and Chef at Red Apron Butcher, an artisan butchery and small batch producer of handmade charcuterie founded in 2009, as well as The Partisan, its adjoining restaurant and bar. His combination of traditional techniques and culinary expertise has helped Red Apron emerge as D.C.’s definitive source for real and honest charcuterie, pâtés, salumi, terrines, sausages and more.
Red Apron Butcher, a creative collaboration between Chef Nathan Anda, the Neighborhood Restaurant Group and a handful of dedicated regional farmers, is a locally sourced whole animal butcher and small-batch producer of handcrafted charcuterie and fine provisions.
All the while, Anda continued to build upon his expertise with butcher-shop tours of Italy, fermentation and curing workshops at Iowa State University, and with an internship at The Fatted Calf in San Francisco. In 2008, Anda founded Red Apron Butchery, rooted in Italian charcuterie with a style that emanates from his endless experimentation and curiosity—using flavors from Asian chiles to Fernet Branca to enliven his program.
Their philosophy is driven by an inflexible commitment to using only the finest all-natural, hormone and antibiotic free, humanely and sustainably raised beef, pork, lamb and poultry. They have spent years developing the relationships they have with their farmers, and have been recognized as the first American butcher shop to source 100% of its pork from Animal Welfare Approved farms, an organization whose standards are the most strident and rigorous in the nation.
Through Red Apron, Anda has built close relationships with local farms that all raise their animals following sustainable and humane rearing practices, and many of which are Animal Welfare Approved. During production, he hand-grinds and mixes meats according to his
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Olympic Bound Locals, Saddle Seat World Cup and More... BY KESWICK LIFE
Olympic Bound Allison Brock and Rosevelt, a 13-year-old Hanoverian
stallion owned by long-time Brooke USA patrons Fritz and Claudine Kundrun will compete with Team USA in Dressage at the Rio Olympics. Brock and Rosevelt made their name on the national stage with a stellar performance at Dressage at Devon in 2014, earning double wins that foreshadowed their future success. Since then, they continued to make a name for themselves with multiple victories during the highly competitive winter season in Wellington, Florida. During their 2016 European tour they were consistent and scored well, earning themselves a spot on the U.S. Olympic team from a very competitive field. The Rio Olympics will be the first major championship team competition for Brock and Rosevelt. Hyperion Stud owner, Vicky Castegren recently announced that her prized stallion Imothep, has been short-listed for competition at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, under Japanese rider and 5 time Olympian, Taizo Sugitani. A very joyous Vicky Castegren, said “I never thought that when I dreamed about qualifying for the Olympics it would be like this. As a rider I dreamed of it for myself, but as an owner I did not even conceive
of it. Yet here I am almost astonished that after this wild ride we have all been on, we can legitimately say we have arrived. I am overjoyed with having the honor of being surrounded by such an incredible team who has brought us to this point, and I hope we are given the opportunity to represent each and every one of the people who have helped us along the way.”“I have had the honor of representing my home country in five previous Olympics, and have an extremely bright outlook for what we are bringing to the upcoming Olympics in Rio,” said Taizo. “I feel as though we are bringing a strong effort to Brazil, and the relationship between Imothep and myself is getting stronger and more comfortable as time goes on.”
according to the Longines FEI Jumping Rankings.
Sugitani has represented Japan in individual competition during every summer Olympics since Atlanta in 1996, with his best result to date being tied for 15th in Athens during the 2004 Games. Additionally, Taizo has been a part of team competition in the 1996, 2000 and 2004 Games, with Japan’s best result of those years being 11th place at the 2000 Sydney Olympics. In addition to Taizo’s Olympic experience, he has remained quite remarkable, as he has earned two Bronze medals in the 2014 Asian Games, six appearances at the World Equestrian Games and twice appearing in the World Cup Finals. Sugitani is currently ranked #177 in the world,
As the highest ranked Japanese show jumper, Taizo Sugitani has been named to the four person team for Japan. Also representing Japan, his teammates are Toshiki Masui, Reiko Takeda and Daisuke Fukushimo, with Koki Saito as a reservist.Chef d’equipe, Hirokazu Higashira is expected to release the official horse and rider combinations within the next couple of weeks, as teams make final preparations for their travels to Brazil in August. Rio de Janeiro Olympic equestrian showjumping competition will begin on August 14, 2016.
Castegren added, “I am a true believer that everything happens as it should even though the path can be difficult. Each and every one of the talented people who have been a part of Imothep’s education over the years have brought us to where we are today. When I take a look back at what we have accomplished as a group, since I purchased Imothep as a 6 year old in 2009, I am completely humbled at the level of success we have attained to this point. It brings me an immense amount of pride and joy to see everyone involved, especially Imothep’s trainer Craig Yates, acknowledged in this way. This is the pinnacle we all dream of in some capacity.”
U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team Wins Gold/Silver Stellenbosch, South Africa - The U.S. Saddle Seat World Cup Team traveled to South Africa to compete in the 2016 International Saddle Seat Equitation World Cup at the Mistico Equestrian Centre, July 7-9. The twelve U.S. athletes delivered excellent performances against teams from Canada, Namibia, and South Africa. Under the guidance of coaches David Cater (Dunbarton, N.H.), Pam Roush (Lutz, Fla.), and Kent Swalla (Columbia, Mo.), the ThreeGaited section won Gold and the coveted Three-Gaited World Cup trophy while the Five-Gaited section won Silver. “We could not be more proud of the team as a whole and both the Three- and FiveGaited teams had brilliant performances. More importantly, they came together as
a team which made the whole event more meaningful.”The U.S. Team and supporters were thrilled with the final results announced at Saturday evening's Award Ceremony. The Three-Gaited section of the U.S. Team received stellar scores to win its Gold medal with South Africa and Canada earning Silver and Bronze, respectively, and Namibia finishing in fourth.
to win the Silver medal with South Africa earning Gold and Canada collecting Bronze. The U.S. Five-Gaited section consisted of: Allie Poovey (Winston Salem, N.C.), Ashley Brandies (Jesup, Ga.), Ashley Stewart (Pfafftown, N.C.), Cailin Bridges (Salisbury, Mass.).Catherine Wheeler (Keswick, Va.), Rose Marie Wheeler (Anchorage, Ky.)
The U.S. Three-Gaited section consisted of: Aleia Brown (Dayton, Ohio), Cameron Kay (W. Bloomfield, Mich.), Courtney McGinnis (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Faith Robbins (Carmel, Ind.), Kasey Saccocia (Halifax, Mass.)and Molly Codeanne (Wethersfield, Conn.) In the Five-Gaited section, the U.S. Team rode well in the challenging competition
"It was amazing getting to represent my country and experience a new culture. Competing as a team in a normally individual sport was new but was a fulfilling experience. I am thankful that I got to compete with my fellow teammates, coaches and all involved in the World Cup", said Catherine Wheeler.
Coleman wins at Fitch’s Corner Fitch’s Corner is the private farm of Fernanda Kellogg and Kirk Henckels, located on 150 acres in the heart of Millbrook hunt country. The 2016 Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials mark the 23rd Anniversary of a country weekend and horse competition, which competitors, enthusiasts, and the who’s who of Dutchess County simply don't miss. The elegant setting, challenging courses, and wide array of associated activities attracts both amateur and Olympic competitors. Fitch’s Market offers more than 50 exhibitors selling items from fashions to home and accessories for horse and hound. Fitch’s Food Court presents healthy and hearty fare in between the social events which include: the Blue Jean Ball Saturday night and the Spectator Luncheon, benefiting the Millbrook Fire Department and
Rescue Squad on Sunday and featuring a Collector Car Show and Parade. The farm operates as a private horse boarding facility. They welcome the community to enjoy the Fitch's Corner Horse Trials Weekend every July. The horse competition is the core activity of the weekend and, for three years in a row, has been the site of the United States Eventing Association Area 1 Northeast regional championships. At the recent Fitch’s Corner Horse Trials sanctioned by the USEA and USET held on July 23 & 24, 2016, Beginner , Novice, Novice, Training, and Preliminary Divisions were offered. William Coleman III finished first on Butch Cassiday and second on Boris O'Hara. Photo by Mike Mandley Photography
Boys & Girls Clubs Visit Keswick Hunt Kennels On Tuesday, June 28, Keswick Hunt Club welcomed a group of children from the Boys & Girls Clubs of Orange to their Clubhouse and Kennels in Albemarle County, Virginia. The youngsters first heard from whipper-in and historian Barclay Rives about the goals and planning involved in organized foxhunting. Nancy Wiley, MFH, a former board member of the Boys & Girls Clubs, encouraged the children to share their outdoor experiences and to be keen observers of nature and wild animals.These Boys & Girls Clubs participants quickly mastered the technique for holding their hound's attention. Noted artist, Lee Gildea, continued this theme by displaying several of his works: paintings, carvings, and spectacular walking sticks formed from saplings twisted by honeysuckle or other vines (including one featuring whittled and painted likenesses of the Keswick pack). The children enjoyed examining the pieces and hearing Mr. Gildea explain that he began carving as a hobby while out in the woods waiting for hounds to come home.The visitors then followed Huntsman Tony Gammell into kennels, where they were enthusiastically greeted by this year’s adolescent puppies. Human and canine youngsters had a terrific time romping together and exchanging affectionate hugs and kisses. Eventually, Tony and kennelman Mike Poindexter, brought out several couples of adult hounds, and with a precautionary ratio of two children per hound (with several adults distributing biscuits and assistance as needed), the group went for a brief but energetic walk around the Keswick Horse Show grounds. All the guests had a newfound appreciation for the work involved in training and caring for hounds and some new inspiration to get outside and explore our natural world.
The Boys & Girls Clubs seek to “provide an after school and summer program for children and teens ages 6-18, comprised of diverse activities that meet the interests of all youth,” with the goal of “promoting and enhancing the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.” The Clubs in Orange, Virginia, have developed a nature trail adjacent to their building to encourage outdoor exploration and also visit different area farms as part of their enrichment programs.
Keswick Hunt, established in 1896, participates in several community outreach events through the year. The club has an active program for its junior members, the Keswick Cubs, including mounted, unmounted, and social activities. Staff planned to bring hounds to the Boys and Girls Clubs headquarters as a follow-up experience for the children shortly after this article was written.
2016 Sallie B. Wheeler/U.S. Hunter Breeding East Coast National Championship
Some of the best young horses in the country will come together in August at The Virginia Horse Center. The Virginia Young Horse Festival will proudly host the 2016 Sallie B. Wheeler/U.S. Hunter Breeding East Coast National Championship at the Virginia Horse Center on Saturday, August 27. Highlights will include the East Coast Best Young Horse Cham-
pionship class, a party Saturday night at 5:00 p.m. in celebration of the Sallie B. Wheeler Hunter Breeding Championship. Several USEF Championship trophies will be awarded on Saturday including The Dave Kelley Perpetual trophy which will be awarded to the Overall Grand Hunter Breeding Champion. The J. Arthur Reynolds trophy, awarded to the breeder of the
Overall Grand Hunter Breeding Champion, and The Foxwick Farm Perpetual Trophy awarded to the leading Thoroughbred. On Friday August 26, the Horse Center will be host to a C rated breeding show as part of the Virginia Young Horse Festival.
Keswickian Joins Forces to Launch Upscale Catering Company Keswickian Ashley Sieg Williams and Chef Brice Cunningham have joined forces to launch Absolute Cuisine, an upscale catering company that is ready to wow you and your guests with innovative, Michelin Star-worthy dishes. Ashley draws from years of restaurant and catering experience from Paris to New York to San Francisco, and Chef Brice has a star-studded pedigree which includes training under Alain Ducasse in Paris as well as cooking in top kitchens from Monaco to Las Vegas. The two can do intimate dinners in your home for family and friends, or larger receptions for up to 125 guests. Their approach has a certain joie de vivre element, while also being incredibly professional with great attention to detail.
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ONLY IN KESWICK I Married a Garden Club
At first I thought, “What could be wrong with it?” Annie loves flower arranging and is good at it, why shouldn’t she join a group of ladies with a similar interest? What could be the downside of signing up with a couple and hanging with fellow flower fans? What I discovered is that garden clubs are like crack cocaine. You try a little bit and before you know it you’re hooked. In no time the garage is jammed with tables covered with greenery, containers, hunks of driftwood and a million other bits and pieces of flower arranging detritus. Flowers are flying in from Florida and boxes of containers and Oasis arrive from Amazon. You have to perform an acrobatic ballet to get from the car into the house. “I’ll clean it up after the Daffodil Show,” she promises. But then comes the Lily Show, then the presentation to the club in Norfolk followed by the one in Winchester. Instead of getting cleaner, the garage turns into an obstacle course. One false move and after tripping over a hidden flower bucket you’re flat on your keyster. “I know it’s a mess but I just have to get through these next three shows and then I’ll get to it. And by the way, I have a delivery coming tomorrow with a bunch of stuff I’ve ordered and I’m going to be up in Orange so could you take care of it for me?” The delivery turns out to be seven five-foot long boxes that have to be hustled in from the cold, opened and the flowers have to be “processed”. Processing is like a booster rocket for flowers, dousing them in water
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and adding a couple jiggers of plant food to restore them to their original condition. So I’m impressed into the garden club as a temporary guest worker, opening the seven boxes, unpacking the flowers, unwrapping them, making fresh cuts in all the stems, stripping off excess foliage and immersing them in water sweetened with flower preservative. As I’m processing, it occurs to me that all these flowers were packed up by migrant workers who take home maybe seven dollars a day—I’m unpacking the same stuff so what does that make me? It takes me an hour and a half and I don’t even see the measly seven bucks. And when she gets home, invariably I get the remarks, “You cut these too short.” “You left too many leaves on.” “These need to be in a bigger container.” I want to say, “That’s what happens when you hire unskilled labor,” but I know better. Instead I grin and bear it. When the garden club comes over for cocktails, guess who turns into the butler/bartender? And when she forgets something critical for one of her lectures, guess who turns into delivery boy? That’s okay, I only write for three hours a day, I have plenty of time to do menial work. Let’s not even talk about when Annie does an arrangement and calls to me, “Will you come here, there’s something I want you to look at.” Carefully making my way through the garage minefield, I see my wife stand-
ing in front of a half-finished arrangement. “Does this look too representational? It’s supposed to be abstract,” she asks. Demurring does no good, “C’mon, I need your help, please tell me what you think.” So with no other choice, you step right in it. Now here’s where the ice gets really thin for a garden club guest worker. Because if she takes your advice and doesn’t bring home a blue, you’re getting some of the blame. “I shouldn’t have listened to you,” is what you get. “I knew it was too representational right from the start but I let you talk me into it.” But it gets worse. From crack cocaine, addicts often go on to heroin. It’s the same with garden clubbers. They take the leap from doing flower shows to putting on Garden Week. Annie got dragooned into being deputy-dog this year. It’s like a military campaign. All across Virginia, thousands of garden clubbers mobilize to put on a week of house and garden tours across the state. It’s an 11 million dollar operation and it takes regular army to pull it off. Chief-of-Staff, generals, colonels, captains, lieutenants and thousands of grunts. Annie is a captain reporting to Colonel Catherine. The campaign begins a year before when Google Docs start flying and they begin reporting to Richmond on a regular basis. As Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy, it’s now the nerve center of the Garden Week campaign.
week. Annie’s target is Culpeper. So if she’s not off to Richmond, she’s in Culpeper. A year ago, they sweet-talked a bunch of poor suckers into putting their farms on the tour. In late winter, their properties get invaded by the army. They make plans to station women in each house as guides, assign teams to do multiple flower arrangements, recruit car parkers, hire buses and port-apotties, make arrangements for food and drinks. As you can imagine, our phone rings off the hook and emails pile up on Annie’s computer. “I must get fifty a day,” she tells me as her fingers tap, tap, tap, on her phone. So even though my wife is home, she’s really not because she’s got her nose in her iPhone 24-7. If I have something to say to her, I have to book the time to talk. And then there are the crises when she makes a mad dash to the car, screams down the drive and speeds to Colonel Catherine’s for an emergency meeting. If I try to tell her she’s taking everything too seriously and needs to step back and get some perspective, I get, “You just don’t get it, do you? This is a tremendous undertaking and we have a million things to do. So you just better get with the program, okay?” Oh well, after Garden week is over maybe I can divorce the garden club and see if I can remarry my wife.
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Make A Wish. Take A Chance. Make A Change. BY MARY MORONY
Wishing and dreaming can be some potent
night at the palace. With too many dances with the Prince and all the tedious bowing, the ‘wished-for’ becomes empty and vacant, inciting yet another longing for even the socalled ‘happily ever after’ to be different.
stuff. If you look back on your life and see how many things you wished for showed up, you just might be surprised. Sometimes we miss a fulfilled wish because it didn’t manifest in the exact way we envisioned.
The Germans have another word that encapsulates weariness with the world and all that is in it - Weltschmerz or “world pain”. Not logical, like the philosophy of pessimism, but an emotional response to the idea that there is more bad than good in the world including your wishes and dreams. If you have given up wishing due to the sadness and you know your dreams will never be all that they could - you are suffering from Weltschmerz.
Take this gig (Life Happens) for example; I never dreamed or imagined having a monthly platform to share my thought du mois, but I did regularly toy with the idea that it would be fun to share my deepest (and oft times meaningless) thoughts with a larger audience than Hubs. The chances are good that he did too, possibly for a whole set of different reasons which we will not go into here. Wish fulfilled in my case, whether for my husband’s sake or my own - but what about the cost? Everything, we all know, has a cost. The cost for your wish coming true may not be apparent at first and certainly, doesn’t always show up in dollars and cents. Nonetheless, it comes with a vibrating –for emphasis, not palsy- hand out. Hence, the caution we often hear “careful what you wish for - you might get it.” When the time comes to pay for it, you might have wished you’d been a little more circumspect. The cost of a wish fulfilled in my example is that it has become incumbent on me to have a thought worth sharing, every single month! No biggie, right? Sometimes coming up with an idea to write about is like making orange juice from an already juiced orange. But that is only one part of being on the fulfilled side of wishes and dreams.
Getting bogged down by day-to-day life is part of the design, even when the day-to-day is a dream come true. Think how well evolution would have worked if our Neanderthal forbearers had been happily content just to plop themselves down in their undecorated caves with a just a stick and a club and no other plans, hope or desire. Driven by an evolutionary to-do loop; we humans Seek, Find, and Repeat. If a genie granted you just one wish - what would you wish for? Another wish. We can never be satisfied with what’s in front of us. Boredom is built into the human psyche right along with fear and world-weariness. How do I know this, you just might ask. That’s simple. The French and Germans have specific words for it, so it must be so. SPRING CREEK. Immediate possession and closing available if you seek the golf and leisure lifestyle. A beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath home with 3,872 sf of living space plus basement storage and a garage. Wood floors, Granite counter tops, open floor plan, Chef’s kitchen, many owner upgrades, luxurious master suite with twin walk in closets. Tennis, pool, Club House, exercise rooms, restaurants and more. NOW $429,900
There is “angst” from the German for fear, which occurs when your wished-for, let's say, JOB appears. Will you keep it? Is there a better one? It’s a long commute. Your coworkers are just meh. If you even notice this angst working on you, dismiss these things as the cost of a wish fulfilled. You aren’t exactly worrying about it, but thoughts of dissatisfaction have a way of worming their way into your initial joy. As the worm trails start to overlap, you find yourself wishing for a new job. Then there’s the French word “ennui” for boredom. Boredom can suck the life and soul out a dream that comes true. Cinderella would have been an entirely different story if her fairy godmother hadn’t the foresight to impose a very strict deadline on her big
Every dream that comes true and wish fulfilled is the stuff of miracles and the juice that makes life so good. Remember that dream job? Great at first, right? When tedium sets in, ‘great’ morphs to ‘good’ and sometimes not even close to that. What do you think is the trick to keeping our dreams alive and vibrant? Why do suppose we lose our verve? Like Thomas Wolfe said, “you can’t go home again.” You can never stand in that exact spot where you initially dreamed your dream or wished your wish. That was thenwater over the dam. The fulfilled desire is over, and there is a new desire, dream and wish to dream anew. Don’t be too hard on yourself if you find that your wishes lead to more wishing and dreaming, if wishes were horses, beggars would ultimately be unsatisfied, even with a Ferrari.
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an oft-remembered part of Sweet Briar lore that Dave Matthews performed at least twice at the College in the mid-1990s. What is less well known is that a highquality recording exists of his solo concert in the Dell on April 14, 1996. Dave Matthews Band announced on its website today that it is releasing “Live at Sweet Briar College 4.14.1996” through its official store along with a companion T-shirt commemorating the event. Net proceeds from the sale of both items will benefit the College. For those curious about Matthews’ ties to Sweet Briar, a description of the release offers some background: This special, uncirculated Dave Matthews solo acoustic performance was recorded in Spring, 1996 outside at the Sweet Briar College Dell, just before the release of the band’s sophomore album Crash. The show is intimate and carefree and Dave takes his time sharing stories regarding the place of inspiration for “Crash Into Me” (a dorm within viewing distance of the stage) and a recent trip to Africa. This rare performance features beautiful solo acoustic renditions of full-band songs with highlights including “#41,” “Lie In Our Graves,” “Seek Up” and “#36.” When Matthews first played at Sweet Briar in Prothro on Feb. 25, 1994, the band — now in the midst of a 25th anniversary summer tour — was gaining national prominence. By the 1996 solo concert, DMB was weeks away from releasing “Crash,” its second album with the RCA label. Pre-orders of the recording, available in three formats — MP3 for $11.99, CD and FLAC for $13.99 — may be made now to begin shipping in time for the Aug. 19 release date. T-shirts are $25 or may be bundled with the CD for $29.99. Visit DMB’s official store for details. The CD and T-shirts will also be available for purchase at the Sweet Briar Book Shop after Aug. 19.
Rain didn't keep the crowd away from the 54th annu-
al Independence Day Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony at Monticello where 75 people from more than 40 countries became U.S. citizens. For those gaining citizenship, it was a momentous day."There was something missing," said Lilian Fortna, who was born in France and has been married to an American serviceman for 33 years. When he retired and they returned to live in the states, Fortna wanted to take the step to citizenship."My family is American now, my son lives here, and I just wanted to be whole," she said.New citizen Judith Christian is originally from the United Kingdom. She said talking to her young children about the upcoming presidential election is what convinced her to take the big step now."We kept coming up with the question of why I wasn't voting," she said. "It just seems that when I'm trying to encourage my children, who are all American citizens, to become a part of the democratic process and exercise that right to vote that I needed to set the example."The new citizens heard from federal judges including Glen Conrad and J. Harvey Wilkinson, Jr. Larry Sabato, the director of the University of Virgin-
ia Center for Politics, delivered the keynote speech in which he praised diversity and urged the new citizens to vote but refrained from commenting directly on the upcoming presidential election.Voting registrars were on hand at Monticello to help the new citizens prepare to exercise their newfound right to vote.After the ceremony, Sabato said that Thomas Jefferson laid the groundwork for a more just and equal country, and Sabato said the ceremony at Monticello is a powerful symbol of what America can and should be."Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence," he said. "The fact that he personally didn't live up to all of the words of that document does not make them any less important, any less profound to people yesterday or today. All of American history has been an attempt to cause us, the society, to live up to them, so we honor Jefferson for the words, and I think we can honor lots of other people for helping us live up to the words."
Rapidan’s Waddell Church pastor, Reverend Charles McRaven, also a well-known author of five crafts books, will be featured at a book signing of his first novel at The Arts Center In Orange on Saturday, August 6 at 4 p.m. A prolific writer for many years, contributing to magazines, newspapers, TV and radio, McRaven published his first how-to book,Building the Hewn Log House in 1978. He was at the time a former Journalism professor and a restoration contractor, specializing in historic structures. This volume was followed by Building With Stone, a book he completed in one week, which has outsold all his others. Country Blacksmithing followed, which has currently become popular again with practitioners of that craft. Two other books on stonework were the result of his publisher’s requests: Stonework and The Stone Primer. All these books are currently in print, available at bookstores and on Amazon, as is his novel. Reverend McRaven’s debut fiction, Build Me a Tower, is understandably about a stonemason, an aging, misfit working man facing the challenges of a complex world, in a way that often gets him in trouble. Most of the trouble comes with a much younger female apprentice with baggage, her own life full of dead ends. The first chapters of the book were submitted to the Charlottesville fiction contest as a short story, judged by author John Grisham, who wrote that the characters should be central to a novel. It won first place out of 130 entrants, as did a later Civil War story by this writer. Noted author Cary Holladay, with several books of Virginia short stories and novels to her credit, writes of Build Me a Tower: “This magnificent story captures the rhythms of work, love, and talk—the banter of romance, the pain of confession, the silence of estrangement… At the center of this beautifully-written novel is a passionate, unstable relationship between two complex people who know how to create, and how to destroy.” Since the publication of this novel, the writer’s publisher, Secant Publishing of Salisbury, Maryland, has contracted for two more of his books, to be available later this year. One of these is a post-Revolutionary War story set in east Tennessee, and the other is a 1950’s Ar-
kansas mountain feud, the author’s native region. He tells us this one took three weeks. McRaven is a history buff, and his other as-yet-unpublished novels are a mix of historic subjects and moderns. He and his wife Linda, a former National Geographic picture editor, have lived and raised their five children in Albemarle County for nearly 40 years. The event is FREE and the public is invited. The Arts Center In Orange is located at 129 East Main Street in Orange, VA. Phone: 540-672-7311. www.artscenterinorange.com
The parent companies of Giant Food and Food Lion have completed their $29 billion merger after receiving regulatory clearance by the Federal Trade Commission and are expected to sell to competitors nearly 40 Food Lion stores in Virginia. None of those stores, however, is in Central Virginia. European-based food retailers Royal Ahold, which owned Giant Food, and Delhaize Group, which owned Food Lion, are now known as Ahold Delhaize. Company officials on Monday unveiled a new website, aholddelhaize.com, and logo that combines their crown and lion iconographies.“Today is the start of an important new chapter and a unique opportunity to deliver even more for customers and communities, associates and shareholders,” Ahold Delhaize CEO Dick Boer said in a news release. Although Delhaize Group has agreed to sell 38 Food Lion stores in Virginia, none of the 14 supermarkets in Central Virginia, including the four in Charlottesville and Albemarle County, is slated for sale. Neither is the only Giant store in the region, located on Pantops in Albemarle County.
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Filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson Local filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson wants to bring to light to the lesser known parts of Charlottesville’s past.
ADAPTED BY KESWICK LIFE Burley Bears and taught them professional plays. Dickerson said he thinks stories like that of the 1956 Burley Bears are vital, under-acknowledged parts of local history. While Burley Middle School dedicates a hallway to images and memorabilia from the high school, Dickerson said such displays are too easily ignored.
His latest documentary, “Color Line of Scrimmage,” tells the story of the undefeated and never-scored-upon 1956 Burley High School Bears football team.The film premiered at the Maupintown Film Festival at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center on Sunday. Before being converted to a middle school in 1973, Burley served for 18 years as the area’s only black high school during the time of segregation and Massive Resistance.“Even though [the 1956 Bears] played during segregated times, because they were so good, both African-Americans and whites attended their games in mass amounts,” Dickerson said. Filmmaker Lorenzo Dickerson also works as a web and social media specialist for Albemarle County Public SchoolsAccording to the film, Lane High School had an underwhelming season in 1956, and the University of Virginia was suffering through a 28-game losing streak around the same time.“We would have people who wanted to see a good football game. They knew Friday night at Burley was the place to be,” team member William Redd said in the film. On Sunday, Dickerson introduced the film and led a brief question and answer session after the screening. Also in attendance were four members of the 1956 team. Born and raised in Albemarle, Dickerson had grandparents who attended Burley and he grew up hearing stories of the school’s accomplished sports teams. The story of the 1956 football team came up again at a family gathering when Dickerson moved back to Charlottesville from Maryland last year, and he saw the potential for a documentary.Aiding in the research and interview process was the Burley Varsity Club, an organization of Burley High athletics alumni.“I got in touch with the president of the group, and off the top of his head he already knew one of the players who was still here
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in Charlottesville,” said Dickerson. “That was the first interview I did, with Mr. William Redd. He put me in touch with a few of the other players, so I was able to meet with those guys and do interviews, as well.” Also interviewed for the film was Charles Barbour, the city’s first African-American mayor and an early proponent of the Downtown Mall. In the interview, Barbour recalled getting married and starting to work at the UVa hospital the same year he began attending Burley and playing football. The players also recounted meeting and being coached by Charlottesville native and New York Giants offensive lineman Roosevelt Brown. The same year, the Giants won the NFL championship. Brown inspired the
highly-entertaining chaperone on a “field trip back in time.” This nationally touring one-man show is a warm and funny salute to Americana and a nostalgic and comedic love letter to Baby Boomers everywhere that comes complete with tales of Country Squire station wagons, lawn darts, Big Wheels, Eskimo Pies, and a sense of wonder that is much needed in today’s world. Seinfeld himself calls the show “milk-snortingly funny.”
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“People walk those hallways all the time without paying attention. If you don’t enter the school, which the vast majority of people here have no reason to do, then you never know the story,” he said. “When I went to Burley to film parts of this film, I was in that hallway, and I realized there was a picture of my own grandmother on the wall and I had never seen it before.”That discovery shows Dickerson’s deeply personal connection as a filmmaker to his subject matter. His first documentary, “The Coachman,” followed his own greatgreat-grandfather’s life as a coachman in what is now Keswick Estates.“The Coachman” sparked Dickerson’s love for the art. In addition to “Color Line of Scrimmage,” he will soon release a documentary about the historical experiences of students and teachers in rural schools and black high schools called “Albemarle’s Black Classrooms.”“Part of what I do as a filmmaker is really wanting to tell the stories that are here, locally, that we don’t hear and are not taught about in school,” he said. “The Coachman” is a documentary short film about the life (1887 - 1946) of a local African-American domestic worker in Albemarle County, Virginia for one of the area's most distinguished estates. He came from slaves, held a position of prestige, enjoyed love, and endured heartache and loss. He lived through Jim Crow, The Great Depression, Great Migration, WWI, and WWII. And though he died with a less than glamorous social status, he built a family of people willing to work hard and strive for greater heights. This film is about researching the past and getting to know your ancestry.
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DMR Adventures presents Broadway at the Paramount! On August 13th at 7:00 PM. A Broadway-themed musical revue featuring 60 young performers from Charlottesville and the surrounding area alongside visiting Broadway Guest Artists. The event features Broadway’s Brad
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Reflecting on Great Summer Pool Reads The heat of the summer is upon us and I returned to a tradition that I instituted when my children were little…a weekly excursion to the downtown library. There is nothing more satisfying than returning home with a stack full of new books to explore. Chores are left undone and the bedside light stays on a little later as I indulge myself. There is nothing quite so satisfying! So here are some of my latest finds and I hope they inspire you to make the journey to your local library and load up on mystery and fantasy this month.
In the mystery category, William J. Mann has done a marvelous job recreating Hollywood at the beginning of the film industry (1920’s). Tinseltown: Murder,
Morphine and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood takes place when the movie industry was just beginning to deal with the threat of censorship. The murder of a well-respected Hollywood resident, William Desmond Taylor, brings the decadent lifestyle of the stars and producers into clear focus. Mann provides wonderful insight not only into the murder but also explores the men who are responsible for the beginning of the film industry. He has done an incredible amount of work to give a possible and profitable conclusion to this real life murder.
A Certain Age by Beatiz Williams takes you to the same time period…the 1920s, but on the other side of the United States. Mrs. Theresa Marshall of Fifth Avenue and South Hampton, Long Island is having an affair with The Boy (Captain Octavian Rofrano). A hero of the Great War, The Boy caught the eye of Theresa while summering in the Hamptons. Theresa’s husband, Sylvo, keeps himself busy with his mistresses, leaving Theresa to amuse
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herself. For those of you familiar with opera, this is a re-interpretation of Richard Strauss’ comic opera, Der Rosenkavalier, set in the Jazz Age. It is very well written and the mystery is kept taut until the end.
Another mystery which carries over the operatic theme, Sent to the Devil by Laura Lebow takes place in Vienna, Austria in 1788. Dupont, who writes librettos for Mozart’s operas, used to be a priest but when his friend, Father Alois, is murdered, Dupont is pulled into the investigation against his will. Memorable characters that you will recognize from history populate this enthralling novel. Vivid descriptions of Vienna…the parks, the coffee houses and the palaces make this a perfect summer read if you want to be taken on a journey to Europe.
genre in the summer so if you have never delved into fantasy before, now is a good opportunity.
The House of Shattered Wings takes place in France sometime after the war between the Houses of Mortals and Fallen Angels. These houses are now vying for control over the once beautiful Paris. There is a dark evil lurking in the shadows, killing mortals and the fallen equally. Filled with magic and mystery, this novel by Aliette de Bodard reminded me a little of a Harry Potter for adults.
istence of her youth. Unfortunately she finds herself in another web constructed by her mother-in-law. This novel is about three generations of woman who can weave spells of magic to control their world, sometimes with devastating effects.
The Fourline Trilogy begins with The Gateway to Fourline. It is actually considered young adult fantasy but I loved it…maybe that says something about me. Author Pam Brondos has done a wonderful job creating a world that is alluring, frightening and addicting. Natalie Barnes is struggling to keep her grades up and come up with a way to pay school fees without causing her family to lose their farm. She comes into contact with some strange characters who offer her a way to solve all of her problems and suddenly she is pulled into an intrigue that encompasses two worlds. She must learn to fight and defend herself and her new friends in a world with completely different rules. I enjoyed the first book so much I got the other two in the series and had them read within the week. So if you are in the mood for literary indulgence go take a trip to the library and grab a selection of titles to tempt you into some late night reading.
There are several lovely fantasy novels out currently and I always enjoy this
Erick Setiawan created a mystical world in Of Bees and Mist, where family secrets chain children to past mistakes. Meridia grows up in a cold (very literally cold) home which is haunted by a fog that comes and goes every evening. When she falls in love with Daniel, marries him and moves into his family home, she believes she has escaped the hard cold ex-
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shades on non-north facing windows. This works best if the barrier is outside the Sun that shines directly intobefore your home it up during the day, so draw the windows, stopping the sun it hitswarms the glass. shades on non-north facing windows. This works best if the barrier is outside the windows, sun before hits the glass. o Keep thestopping windowsthe closed duringitthe hottest parts of the day. When you do choose to open a window, make sure a second window is opened to allow a o Keep the windows closed during the hottest parts of the day. When you do cross breeze. choose to open a window, make sure a second window is opened to allow a cross breeze. effectiveness, use a fan in one window to pull hot air out, and o To maximize
another to pull air in. A breeze of 1 mph can make you feel 4 degrees colder. o To maximize effectiveness, use a fan in one window to pull hot air out, and another pullfor air especially in. A breeze 1 mph can make you feel in 4 degrees o A goodtotrick hotofdays is to hang wet fabric front of colder. an open
window to cool down the air. o A good trick for especially hot days is to hang wet fabric in front of an open window to cool down the Remember, electric fans doair. not cool the air, but they do help sweat evaporate, which cools your body. Remember, electric fans do not cool the air, but they do help sweat evaporate, which cools your body. Keep shades drawn and blinds closed, but windows open slightly. Keep drawnlow andorblinds closed, -Keepshades lights down turned off. but windows open slightly. -Keep low or turned off. -Avoidlights usingdown the oven. -Avoid using the oven.
Do not leave children or pets in a closed vehicle . . . even for a few minutes. Temperatures a closed vehicle can 190 Do not leave children orinside pets in a closed vehicle . . reach . even140 for to a few within 30 minutes on a hot day. minutes. Temperatures inside a closed vehicle can reach 140 to 190
Stay Safe in Summer Heat! Stay Safe in Summer Heat! With recent temperatures reaching near the 100-degree mark
and is very important thatnear people it safe and Withabove, recentittemperatures reaching theplay 100-degree mark protect themselves from the potential ill effects of extreme and above, it is very important that people play it safe andheat. You canthemselves become ill from the potential heat if your body can’t compensate protect ill effects of extreme heat. for it and properly cool you off. You can become ill from the heat if your body can’t compensate for it and properly cool you off. These are the main things affecting your body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather: These are the main things affecting your body’s ability to cool itself during extremely hot weather: · High humidity. When the humidity is high, sweat won’t evaporate as quickly, which keeps your body from releasing heat as fast as it may need ·to. High humidity. When the humidity is high, sweat won’t evaporate as quickly, which keeps your bodyfever, from dehydration, releasing heatheart as fast as it may need · Personal factors. Age, obesity, disease, mental to. illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use ·can Personal Age, obesity, fever, dehydration, heartindisease, mental play a factors. role in whether a person can cool off enough very hot illness, poor circulation, sunburn, and prescription drug and alcohol use weather. can play a role in whether a person can cool off enough in very hot weather.
Here are some facts about which people are at greatest risk for heat-related illness andwhich what protective to take Here are some facts about people areactions at greatest risk to for heat-related illness and what protective actions to take prevent illness or death: to prevent illness or death: · People who are at highest risk are the elderly, the very young, and people with mental illness and chronic diseases ·· But People who are at highest risk are the elderly, thefrom verythe young, and people even young and healthy people can get sick heat if they with mental illness and chronic diseases participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. ·· Air-conditioning But even young and healthy people can get sick fromagainst the heatheat-related if they is the number one protective factor participate in strenuous physical activities during hot weather. illness and death. If a home is not air-conditioned, people can reduce their ·risk Air-conditioning is illness the number one protective heat-related for heat-related by spending time in factor publicagainst facilities that are illness and death. If a home is not air-conditioned, people can reduce their air-conditioned. risk for heat-related illness by spending time in public facilities that are air-conditioned.
You can take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths during hot weather: You can take these steps to prevent heat-related illnesses, injuries, and deaths during hot weather:
· Replace salt and minerals. · Wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. · Replace salt and minerals. · Schedule outdoor activities carefully. · Wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. · Pace yourself. · Schedule outdoor activities carefully. · Use a buddy system. · Pace yourself. · Monitor people at high risk. · Use a buddy system. · Adjust to the environment. · Monitor people at high risk. · Do not leave children in cars. · Adjust to the environment. · Use common sense. · Do not leave children in cars. · · Use common sense. Drink Plenty of Fluids - Drink 2-4 glasses of cool fluids each hour. · · And most importantly—water, water, water! Drinking water is more important than Drink Plenty of Fluids - Drink 2-4 glasses of cool fluids each hour. ever in the hot summer months. Avoid alcoholic beverages and beverages with caffeine ·such Andas most importantly—water, water! Drinking water is more important than coffee, tea and cola. Theywater, can make you feel good briefly, but make the heat’s ever in the hot summer months. Avoid alcoholic beverages and beverages with caffeine effects on your body worse. This is especially true about beer, which dehydrates the such as coffee, anda cola. canon make you feel good briefly, buttemperature, make the heat’s body.our bodytea does goodThey job all its own of regulating your so effects on your body worse. This is especially true about beer, which dehydrates the make sure it has the tools to do so. body.our body does a good job all on its own of regulating your temperature, so make sure it has the tools to do so. Keep Cool Indoors - Spend some time in air conditioning, if possible. Even just two hours a day in air conditioning can significantly reduce the risk of heat-related Keep Cool Indoors - Spend some time in air conditioning, if possible. Even just illness. If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor, out of the sunshine. two hours in air conditioning can significantlyeach reduce of heat-related Try to go toa aday public building with air conditioning day the for risk several hours. illness. If air conditioning is not available, stay on the lowest floor, out of the sunshine. Try to go to a public building with air conditioning each day for several hours. -Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it during the coolest part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4:00 -Slow down. Avoid strenuous activity. If you must do strenuous activity, do it a.m. and 7:00 a.m. part of the day, which is usually in the morning between 4:00 during the coolest a.m. and 7:00 a.m.
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Keswickian Sissy Spacek received the 2,443rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Keswickian Sissy Spacek received the 2,443rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring a career that has brought her a best actress Academy Award Fame honoring a career that has brought her a best actress Academy Award and five other nomination and five other nomination Sissy Spacek received the 2,443rd star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame honoring a Sissy that Spacek thea2,443rd star Academy on the Hollywood Walk Fame honoring a career has received brought her best actress Award and fiveof other nominations career that has brought her a best actress Academy Award and five other nominations in that category. Sissy has been one of the industry’s most respected actresses for in that category. Sissy hasHer beenmany one of the industry’s most respected actresses for more than three decades. honors include an Academy Award®, five more than three decades. Her many honors include an Academy Award®, five additional Oscar® nominations, three Golden Globe® Awards and numerous critics’ additional Oscar® nominations, three Golden Globe®around Awards and numerous critics’ awards.“The first time I came to Hollywood, I walked and found the Walk of awards.“The first time I came to Hollywood, I walked around and found the Walk Fame and the stars of my favorite celebrities,” Sissy said. “I imagined what it wouldof Fame the stars of my favorite celebrities,” Sissy said. “I imagined what would be like and to have a star.”The ceremony came nine days before the release ofitSissy’s be like to have a star.”The ceremony came nine days before the release of Sissy’s latest film The Help. latest film The Help. Born Mary Elizabeth Spacek on Christmas Day 1949 in Quitman, Texas, and given Born Mary Elizabeth Spacek Christmas Day 1949 in Quitman, Texas, andwhen given the nickname Sissy by her olderon brothers, Sissy won a singersongwritercontest the nickname Sissy by her older brothers, Sissy won a singersongwritercontest when she was 17 and moved to New York City to pursue a singing career, living with her she cousin, was 17 and to New City toactress pursueGeraldine a singingPage. career,Sissy living with her first actormoved Rip Torn, andYork his wife, sang and first cousin, actor Rip Torn, and his wife, actress Geraldine Page. Sissy sang and played guitar in Greenwich Village coffeehouses, sang commercial jingles and played guitar in Greenwich coffeehouses, sang commercial jingles and recorded a novelty song in lateVillage 1968 titled John, You’ve Gone Too Far This Time, recorded a novelty song in late 1968 titled John, You’ve Gone Too Far This Time, whichproclaimed her disillusionment and shock over John Lennon appearing in fullwhichproclaimed herthen-girlfriend disillusionment andOno shock John of Lennon appearing in fullfrontal nudity with his Yoko onover the cover his album TwoVirgins. frontal nudity with his then-girlfriend Yoko Ono on the cover of his album TwoVirgins. She also worked as a photographic model and appeared in a non-credited role in She also worked asfilm a photographic and appeared non-credited role in Andy Warhol’s 1970 Trash. Sissy’smodel first credited role wasinina the 1972 cult classic Andy Warhol’s 1970 film Trash. Sissy’s first credited role was in the 1972 cult classic Prime Cut. She went on to appear in the made-for-television movie The Girls of Prime Cut. She went on to appear in the made-for-television movie The Girls Huntington House and two episodes of the CBS family drama Badlands as theof Huntington House girlfriend and two episodes the CBS(Martin familySheen). drama ” Badlands asher the narrator and 15-year of a mass of murderer directed by narrator and 15-year girlfriend of a mass murderer (Martin Sheen). ” directed by her future husband Jack Fisk. She was nominated for the British Academy of Film and future husband Jackfemale Fisk. She was nominated for the Film and Television Arts’ best newcomer award but lost British out to Academy Georgina of Hale.Sissy Television Arts’ best female newcomer award but lost out to Georgina Hale.Sissy received her first Academy Award nomination in 1977 for her portrayal of a shy, receivedhigh her school first Academy Award nomination inin1977 for herfilm portrayal shy, troubled senior with telekinetic powers the horror Carrie,of buta the troubled high school senior with telekinetic powers in the horror film Carrie, but the award went to Faye Dunaway of Network. She did win a National Society of Film award went to Faye Dunaway of Network. She did win a National Society of Film Critics Award for that performance in “Carrie.” Critics Award for that performance in “Carrie.”
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The USGS reported that the epicenter of the quake was located in Louisa, Va. The USGS reported that the epicenter of the quake was located in Louisa, Va. just southeast of Keswick .The USGS has adjustedthe magnitude of the quake just southeast of Keswick .The USGS has adjustedthe magnitude of the quake to 5.8 and adjusted the estimated depth to 3.7 miles. to 5.8 and adjusted the estimated depth to 3.7 miles. Virginia is not on an edge of a continental plate where sudden, jerking movement Virginia is not onVirginia an edgeisofina continental plate where sudden, movement occurs regularly; therelatively-stable middle of a jerking plate.That’s why occurs regularly; Virginia is in therelatively-stable middle of a plate.That’s why Virginia does notexperience the large-magnitude earthquakes that affect LosAngeles, Virginia does notexperience the large-magnitude earthquakes that affect LosAngeles, Alaska, Haiti, Japan, Chile,or other places that are on a tectonic plate’s edge. A map Haiti, Japan, Chile,or other places are on a tectonic plate’s map ofAlaska, easternearthquakes in 1977-97 shows thatthat earthquakes in Virginia areedge. rare A inthe of easternearthquakes in 1977-97 shows that earthquakes in Virginia are rare inthe Coastal Plain, but are notrestricted to just one region. Coastal Plain, but are notrestricted to just one region. Two zones in Virginia are moresusceptible to earthquakes than others, and can be Two zones are moresusceptible to earthquakes thanfollows others,the and can be identified byin theVirginia rivers whichfollow those faults. The James River Central identified by the rivers whichfollow those faults. The James River follows the Central Virginia Seismic Zone between Charlottesville and Richmond, while the New River Virginia Seismic Zonefrom between Charlottesville Richmond, while the New River follows the other zone Radford to the Westand Virginia border. Virginia is pretty follows the other zone from Radford to the West Virginia border. Virginia is pretty stable, but just about any place in the state can experience an earthquake. Manassas stable, about any placeinin1997, the state earthquake. Manassas was hitbut by just a surprise tremor andcan an experience equivalent an earthquake was felt in was hit by a surprise tremor in 1997, and an equivalent earthquake was Culpeper (which is in thesame Triassic basin as Manassas) two months earlier.hefelt lastin Culpeper (which is in thesame Triassic basin as Manassas) two months earlier.he last “big one” in Virginia (about a 5.8 on the Richter scale) was on May 31, 1897,in “big one” in Virginia (about a 5.8 on the Richter scale) was on May 31, 1897,in Pearisburg, the county seat of Giles County. The judge in the courthouse adjourned the county seat ofand Giles County. The judge in the else courthouse adjourned aPearisburg, trial, jumped over the railing, fled outside with everyone as the courthouse a trial, jumped over the railing, and fled outside with everyone else as the courthouse rattled, brick walls cracked, and chimneys fell over. It was Virginia’s most powerful rattled, brick walls cracked, chimneys fell over. It was Virginia’s most powerful recorded earthquake - but ourand recorded memory extend back only a few centuries, recorded earthquake but our recorded memory extend back only a few centuries, and the geologic history of the state extends back hundreds of millions of years. and theGiles geologic history of the state hundreds millionswindows of years. In1959, County was shaken againextends by a 3.8back temblor. Moreof recently, In1959, Giles County was shaken again by a 3.8 temblor. More recently, windows were broken in a Veterans Day, 1975 earthquake in Blacksburg. Since 1977, there werebeenabout broken in200 a Veterans Day, in 1975 earthquake Since have earthquakes Virginia. That’s in theBlacksburg. total recorded in 1977, aboutthere the have beenabout 200 earthquakes in Virginia. That’s the total recorded in about the last 25 years,according to Virginia Tech. last 25 years,according to Virginia Tech. About 300 total earthquakes have been recorded since Virginia became a state, About 300 earthquakes have been Resources recorded since Virginia became state, according to total the state Division of Mineral - but don’t assume thatawe’re according to the state Division of Mineral Resources but don’t assume that we’re getting more earthquakes all of a sudden. We’re just gettingbetter at recording getting moresince earthquakes all of a sudden. just gettingbetter at recording earthquakes, sensors have been installedWe’re to identify thesmaller quakes in the earthquakes, since sensors have been installed to identify thesmaller quakes in the last 25 years. last 25 years.
In 1980, Spacek starred as Loretta Lynn in the acclaimed bio-pic “Coal In 1980, Spacek starred as Loretta Lynnand in the acclaimed Miner ’sDaughter,” winning the Oscar® Golden Globe®bio-pic Award“Coal for Miner ’sDaughter,” winning the Oscar® and Golden Globe® Award for herperformance. Spacek also received the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles herperformance. Spacek also received the New York Film Critics Circle, Los Angeles Film Critics, National Board of Review and National Society of Film Critics Awardsfor Film Critics, of National Board of Review and National Society ofcountry-musiclegend, Film Critics Awardsfor her portrayal the country-music legend. Her portrayal of the her portrayal of the country-music legend. Her portrayal of the made her one of the few actors to win the Academy Award® country-musiclegend, for playing aperson made her one of the actors to win theceremony. Academy She Award® for playing aperson who was still alive on few the eve of the award also received a Grammy who was still alive on the eve of the award ceremony. She also received a Grammy nomination for her singing on the film’s soundtrack album. Sissy received another nomination fornomination her singingthe on next the film’s soundtrack Sissy received another Golden Globe® year for her workalbum. in “Raggedy Man,” directed Golden Globe® nomination the next year for her work in “Raggedy Man,” directed by her husband, Jack Fisk. She earned her third Oscar® and Golden Globe by her husband, She earned her Oscar® and opposite Golden Globe nominations for herJack roleFisk. in Costa-Gavras’ 1982third drama“Missing,” Jack nominations for her role in Costa-Gavras’ 1982 drama“Missing,” Lemmon, and her fourth Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations foropposite her workJack in Lemmon, her in fourth Oscar® and Golden Globe® nominations for her work in 1984’s “Theand River,” which she starred with Mel Gibson. 1984’s “The River,” in which she starred with Mel Gibson. In 1987, Sissy received her fifth Academy Award® nomination and won another In 1987, Sissy received her York fifth Academy Award® nomination won another Golden Globe®and the New Film Critics Circle Award for herand performance in Golden Globe®and the New York Film Critics Circle Award for her performance the dark comedy “Crimes of the Heart.” Her most recent Oscar® nomination camein theher dark comedyof“Crimes of the Heart.” recentson Oscar® nomination for portrayal a mother grieving forHer her most murdered in the drama “Incame the for her portrayal of a mother grieving for her murdered son in the drama “In the Bedroom,” for which she also won a Golden Globe® Award, an Independent Spirit Bedroom,” for which she also won a Golden Globe® Award, an Independent Spirit Award and an AFI Film Award for Best Actress. In addition, she garnered Best Actress Award and Film Award for Best Actress. In addition, garnered Best Actress Awards fromanaAFI number of critics’ organizations, includingshe theLos Angeles, New Awards from a number of critics’ organizations, including theLos Angeles, New York and Broadcast Film Critics. Her work in “In the Bedroom”also brought Spacek York and Broadcast Film Critics. Her work in “In the Bedroom”also brought Spacek two Screen Actors Guild® (SAG) Award nominations, one for Outstanding Lead two Screen Actors for Guild® (SAG) Award nominations, one of for Outstanding Lead Actress and another Outstanding Cast, shared with the rest the film’s ensemble. Actress and another for Outstanding Cast, shared with the rest of the film’s ensemble. She has also been honored for her work on television, where she has starred in several She has also been honored for her work on television, where shenominations has starred infor several highly praised long-form projects. She received Emmy® Award her highly praised long-form projects. She received Emmy® Award nominations her portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald in “Last Call” and for her work in TommyforLee portrayal of Zelda Fitzgerald in “Last Call” and for her work in Tommy Lee Jones’western “The Good Old Boys,” as well as SAG® Award nominations for her Jones’westernin“The Good Oldand Boys,” as well SAG® Award nominations for her performances “Midwives” “A Place forasAnnie.” Her additional television performances in “Midwives” and “A Place for Annie.” Her additional television credits include “If These Walls Could Talk,” “A Private Matter,” a Golden Globe®– credits include “If These for Walls Could Talk,” “A Private Matter,” a Golden Globe®– nominated performance “Pictures of Hollis Woods” and, most recently, an nominated performance for “Pictures of Hollis Woods” and, most recently, an Emmy®- nominated performance for her guest role on HBO’s “Big Love.” Emmy®- nominated performance for her guest role on HBO’s “Big Love.” Sissy’s charitable involvement includes work with The SPCA and Thomas Jefferson Sissy’sfor charitable involvement work with The SPCA and Thomas Jefferson Center the Protection of Freeincludes Expression. 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Levity Cider Revives Ancient Cider Making Techniques Levity Cider Revives Ancient Cider Making Techniques Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, Virginia opened their Tasting Room and premiered Castle Hill Cider in Keswick, theirGravity Tastingand Room andmade premiered their firstrelease ciders recently. Virginia Celestial,opened Terrestrial, Levity their their firstrelease ciders recently. Celestial, Terrestrial, Gravity and Levity made their debut to a host of enthusiastic tasters. The Celestial, Terrestrial and Gravity ciders debut to a host of enthusiastic tasters. The Celestial, Terrestrial and Gravity ciders were made using state of the art methods and equipment – with American-made were presses made using state of the art with American-made apple and fermentation in methods stainless and steelequipment tanks from–Germany – while the apple presses and fermentation in stainless steel tanks from while the Levity rose from the earth.In February, 2011 , Castle Hill CiderGermany “planted”– beeswax Levity rose from the earth.In February, 2011 , Castle Hill Cider “planted” beeswax lined, terracotta vessels from the Caucasus Mountains called kvevri and seeded them lined, terracotta vessels from the Caucasus Mountains called kvevri and seeded with 100% Albemarle Pippin apple must. The cider was allowed to mature on them full with Pippin apple must. is The cider was allowed to mature onold full lees for100% fourAlbemarle months. This ancient method experiencing a renaissance in the lees for four months. This ancient method is experiencing a renaissance in the old world where less than a dozen commercial wineries are returning to this wine making world where less than a dozen commercial wineries are returning to this wine making process. process. Castle Hill Cider is unique in the world in employing this radically traditional Castle Hill is Levity, uniquewhich in thereveals worldthe in richness employing thisearth radically traditional method. The Cider result is of the in a full-bodied method. The result is Levity, which reveals the richness of the earth in a full-bodied cider with good minerality. The new Tasting Room features a handcrafted mahogany cider with minerality. The new Tasting and Room a handcrafted mahogany tasting bar, good handsome white oak paneling a features fieldstone fireplace. Ciders are tasting bar, handsome white oak paneling and a fieldstone fireplace. Ciders are available for tasting and may be purchased by the bottle or glass. available for tasting and may be purchased by the bottle or glass. Various comestibles from the garde manger are offered for enjoyment on site. Various French comestibles from from the garde manger aretooffered enjoyment site. Beautiful doors open the Tasting Room a classic for demi octagonal on porch. Beautiful French doors open from the Tasting Room to a classic demi octagonal porch. Graceful views extend in all directions to the mountains, lake and orchard and provide views setting. extend in all directions to the mountains, lake and orchard and provide aGraceful perfect picnic a perfect picnic setting. Castle Hill was built in 1764 as the home of Colonel Thomas Walker, guardian of Castle Hill was built in 1764 as the home of Colonel ThomasinWalker, Thomas Jefferson. 600 apple trees of 28 varieties were planted 2009 at guardian Castle Hillof Thomas Jefferson. 600 apple trees of 28 varieties were planted in 2009 at Castleand Hill to begin the cidery. The Barn at Castle Hill Cider was recently renovated to begin the cidery. The Barn at Castle Hill Cider was recently renovated and introduced as a premier venue for weddings and large events. This 600-acre estate introduced as a position premier in venue for weddings largeand events. This history 600-acreand estate has a prominent America’s political,and artistic culinary is has a prominent position in America’s political, artistic and culinary history and proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places and The Virginia Landmarkis proudly listed on National Register of Historic and The Virginia Landmark Registry.Castle Hillthe Cider is located at 6065 TurkeyPlaces Sag, Route 640 off Route 231 in Registry.Castle Hill Cider is located at 6065 Turkey Sag, Route 640 off Route 231 in Keswick. APRIL 2015 Keswick. APRIL 2015
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