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Bargains Galore During Middleburg Sidewalk Sale Margaret Morton For Middleburg Life It’s that time of the year again—Middleburg residents have a popular treat coming up in the town’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale, scheduled for Aug. 5-7. The whole downtown area will be involved in the event, which features tons of bargains laid out on tables along the sidewalk. The three-day sale is sponsored by the Middleburg branch of Union First Market Bank. Hours will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Most of Middleburg’s stores will have discounts on everything from shoes and children’s clothing to ceramics and gift items, and there will be lots of special offers at local restaurants. Shoppers are encouraged to arrive early to get the best bargains—or better yet, make a weekend of it and stay over at one of the inns in town, such as the Middleburg County Inn or the Red Fox Inn, which will offer special rates for those who want to shop and dine over the weekend. Participating stores will be indicated with colorful balloons. They include: Barrel Oak Tasting Room; Duchessa, clothing and accessories; Wylie Wagg, pet food and supplies; Timmie Jane, vintage frocks, shoes and accessories; The Wine Cellar, wine, food and merchandise; The Hair Loft, salon and hair products; Lou Lou and Lou Lou II, clothing, accessories and handbags; Crème de la Crème, pottery, ceramics and linens; Tully Rector, shoes and clothing; and The Corner Garden and Country Way both offer flowers and gifts. Home Farm will feature its trademark organic meat and produce along with ice cream in the upstairs ice cream parlor, while farther west on Washington Street, the Fun Shop, Middleburg’s answer to the department store, offers a treasure trove of items to

suit every taste and need. Luxury linens and spa accessories can be found at Salamander Touch. More clothing is available at The Magic Wardrobe, which offers fancy children’s outfits, and Betsey, which also offers shoes and accessories. For menswear, go to Highcliffe Clothiers. For the art and antiques connoisseur, there is the Byrne Gallery and Four O’clock Fox. Equestrians can browse through offerings at Journeymen, The Tack Box, Saddlery Liquidators and the Middleburg Tack Exchange. And when visitors want a respite from pounding the pavement, they can enjoy a wide variety of comestibles, ranging from light, café-type fare to gourmet restaurant food. Take in the town’s many eateries, sandwich bars and cafés along Washington and Federal streets. The names alone are enough to tempt the visitor, including The French Hound bistro, Mello Out, The Fox’s Den, Cuppa Giddy Up, Red Fox Inn, Market Salamander, Back Street Café, Dank’s Deli, Teddy’s Pizza, Julien’s café and Red Horse Tavern. Not to be outdone, the Middleburg Exxon station will feature grilled hot dogs and a live band. Other events include a raffle for a gift box filled with items from some of the local participating merchants and featuring a tailgate space at Twilight Polo.   Now in its fifth year, the event has been extended to three days as it has proved to be a good time of the year to get shoppers’ interest, according to Middleburg Business and Professional Association Punkin Lee. For more information, contact Kristine Palmisani, event chair and sponsor at Union First Market Bank at 540-6873500 or Town of Middleburg Economic Development Coordinator Cindy Pearson at 540-687-5152.

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Getting Hooked On Women’s Polo By Lauren R. Giannini For Middleburg Life Women’s Polo is on the upswing. They’re going to the local polo schools, playing on arena polo teams and also on grass. One of the biggest promoters of polo has been Great Meadow, founded by the late Arthur Arundel. His son Peter started the Great Meadow Polo Club (GMPC) in 1994. It has proven to be a dynamic catalyst for the game and, within a 50-mile radius, there are close to 10 polo clubs and about 100 public and private playing fields. Polo is, by nature, a fast-paced sport played on Ferrari-like smaller horses, often Thoroughbreds. Getting hooked doesn’t just refer to being a polo enthusiast: it means that the mallet can be used to hook an opponent’s mallet, thereby ruining their shot. Polo is a contact sport as savvy and experienced ponies obey their riders’ cues to “ride off ” opponents. The gentler sex doesn’t exist out there: you’re a polo player, and the rules and the game are the same for men and for women. Yes, men might have superior strength, but when you’ve watched Sunny Hale play (she was at Great Meadow

At the Miami Beach Polo Tournament in April, Jeanne Blackwell rides off Kathryn Campos while her teammates Whitney Ross and Christina Campos follow her as backup.

in July), she might as well be one of the guys out there. Locals are playing and attracting attention to women in polo. Debbie Nash of Warrenton rode growing up in the United Kingdom, but polo took her by storm in 1994. She and her equally polo-crazy husband Alan field Los Tigres, playing both grass and arena polo. Nash also is a board

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member for Great Meadow Polo. Jeanne Blackwell of MadCap Farm got hooked on polo three years ago at Destination Polo with Doug Barnes. She enjoys foxhunting, showing sidesaddle and works to improve her game with John Gobin, polo manager at Great Meadow and Ahmad Pirasteh (Natania Polo Club). Nash and Blackwell, along with Whitney Ross and Christina Hosmer, qualified last year to play in the 2011 Miami Beach Polo Tournament, April 21-24. Ross got into polo after graduating from Virginia Tech and joined Great Meadow to help expand Willow Run Polo School in The Plains. Hosmer moved to Middleburg in 1999 to attend Middleburg Academy; she juggles showing on the Adult Amateur jumper circuit with her latest passion, polo, which she started playing about three years ago. These women players are committed to getting more women hooked on the game. That’s why the Polo Girls Society is coming to town to teach a clinic for beginner to advanced level players during the Women’s Polo weekend, Aug. 12-14. The clinic kicks off at MadCap Friday afternoon for Game Theory, moves to Great Meadow for Drills & Skills and continues in Middleburg at Banbury Cross with Asado and socializing. Great Meadow sets the stage Saturday with Drills & Skills, Clinic Chukkers and the Clinic Award Celebration. The evening continues with Twilight Polo, followed by a dance party. Women’s Polo weekend ends with Sunday’s Arena Tournament at Great Meadow. Libby Scripps, who three years ago founded the Polo Girls Society in Aiken, will conduct the clinic. She’s been playing polo

for 21 years, having started when she was barely out of leadline. Scripps leads a team of elite women players who are available for tournaments, clinics and Polo Girl parties. Their mission is to spread the word about polo and play in tournaments around the world. “There is free membership to the Polo Girls Society and I encourage everyone to join the U.S. Polo Association,” Blackwell said. “You get a subscription to a beautiful magazine, updates and news. This is such a great game. I played my first tournament in 2008 and I just love it.” You don’t have to own a horse to start learning. The polo schools, such as Destination Polo, Natania, Willow Run at Great Meadow, Middleburg Polo Academy, Battlefield Polo and Polo at Blue Rock Inn can outfit you until you decide to start your own collection of gear. Blue Rock’s Martin Maldonado started a Ladies Arena League that plays in Sperryville on Friday nights. Upperville’s Virginia International Polo hosts a ladies league for arena polo that also plays on Fridays. Whether you’re already a rider or learning to ride from scratch, you’re investing in fun—and yes, games—that will provide you with heart-healthy exercise and great enjoyment. If you’re happier as a spectator, think about auditing the clinic: half the fun of polo is knowing how to follow the action and why the referees awarded a penalty shot. Whatever your background, be prepared to get hooked. For information about the Polo Girls Society clinic, hosted by Great Meadow Polo and MadCap Farm, email info@pologirlssociety.com or call 310.770-0725.

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Foxcroft Camp Unites Victims Of Terrorism Danielle Nadler For Middleburg Life Eleven years ago, men from the Israeli army burst into Farah and Fadwa Sarrawi’s home in Palestine and shot and killed their father. “We saw the whole thing,” 18-year-old Farah Sarrawi said. “It was just a random attack.” Allison Stahlman’s father was a firefighter who died in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. George Tarr’s father and grandfather were both killed three years ago as bystanders in the Liberian civil war. Their stories are the true-life nightmares sparked by terrorism. Yet their tragedies don’t seem so rare on this particular week, and the young people who’ve lived them don’t feel so isolated. Eighty teens who have lost loved ones

to acts of terrorism traveled from around the world to come together for a one-week camp called Project Common Bond. Through July 30, Foxcroft School in Middleburg is played host to the camp, which is designed to provide young people who carry a similar burden a chance to interact, brainstorm ways to spread global peace and understanding and even have a bit of fun. “We don’t even speak the same language, but we can relate to one another in a huge way,” Jessica Wisniewski of New Jersey, who lost a family member in the 9/11 attacks, said. “Really the whole point of the week is to make bonds.” The campers spent their mornings in discussion groups to ponder ways to improve communication in conflict and promote understanding of different cultures in their home communities. Under the guidance of

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Summer Roundup: Riding Through The Dog Days Whoa! August already, but already in July we had some real “dog days” that left everyone, two- and four-legged alike, wilted from heat indexes that soared as high as 120-some degrees. Factor in Virginia’s punishing humidity so that the most frequently muttered phrases/greetings seemed to be “Is it hot enough for you?” or “Dang, it’s hot!” and other variations on the heat theme. There’s lots going on. We know you have news: Why haven’t we heard from you? Drop us a quick email—laureng.horseink@gmail. com—on the subject line put “News for Horsing A r o u n d ,” describe the gist of your news in a few sentences and include your contact numbers so we can ask a few questions to write up your news. Or maybe you know someone—kid or grown-up kid—who’s having fun with a horse or pony in competition, at a clinic, on a riding holiday, whatever.

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century (at least). Malcolm, the son of Malcolm Matheson III, Jt-MFH of Orange County, rides, hunts and fishes. The happy couple will be staying in the area. Jane Gaston, local artist and equestrian, is enjoying continued great success on the hunter circuit, partnered with her Lumiere, last year’s Amateur Owner Hunter (over 35) HOTY (USEF Horse of the Year). They are serious contenders in the Diamond Mills $500,000 Hunter Prix Finals held Sept. 10-11 at HITSOn-The-Hudson, Saugerties, NY. At Upperville, they won the Amateur Owner over 35 reserve championship and scored an impressive win in the $10,000 Paul and Eve Fout Go As You Please Handy Hunter class. In July, the duo won the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix, their third of the season, at HITS Culpeper. Gaston’s other horse, Clearly, has also been cleaning up on the circuit with Kelley Farmer (Keswick). At the Horse Shows by the Bay Series III Hunter-Jumper Spectacular in Traverse City, MI, July 22, Farmer piloted Clearly and three other mounts to an unprecedented four-way tie for first place in the $20,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby. “Clearly is an extremely high quality horse who can jump mountains and has an amazing range. I can’t say enough nice things about him,” Gaston said. “While he is over 17 hands, he is so light and adjustable to ride that I am totally comfortable on him, and I weigh only 100 pounds. His technique in the air is flawless.” During the summer, Kelley and Larry Glefke travel to the Midwest where Gaston

joins them when possible, but this year she’s staying home to oversee the construction of her barn. Gaston looks forward to riding Clearly again, who is doing brilliantly in the Hunter Derbies, but admits she enjoys watching Farmer ride him. Lumiere is her “designated not for sale horse.” They’ve been together for six years, lived and survived a lot. “Lu has taught me more than I can say, and he owes me nothing,” Gaston said. Meanwhile, they’re both aiming for a piece of that half a million purse in the Hunter Prix Finals. Veterinarian Scott Dove and his wife Ceil Dove own Foxcliffe Hickory Wind, the Scottish Deerhound who made Westminster Dog Show history this year when she became the first of her breed to win Best In Show. Seems the Doves are avid horse people and Dr. Dove has been whipping-in at Old Dominion Hounds for more than 20 years. Well, he just added Master of Foxhounds to his CV by joining MFHs Douglas Wise and Gus Forbush. No doubt, he will continue whipping in three days a week. Just in case you aren’t already owned by horses (oops, did we really put it that way?) and you’re considering getting a horse or pony, Horse Family magazine in New York has released a free e-book for first-time horse owners. You can find it at: http://horsefamilymagazine.com.

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Middleburg Life AUGUST 2011 Society’s Region 3 Horse Show at Glenwood Park .(July 16-17) and several Middleburg Humane Foundation fundraisers, but we were on deadline! Yeah, so what else is new? Here’s a quick recap of the area’s offerings: The U.S. Pony Club held its festival July 19-25 at the Kentucky Horse Park. This weeklong celebration brings together more than 4,000 members and their families from across the country. The USPC Festival offers national championships in eventing, dressage, show jumping, polocrosse, games, quiz and tetrathlon along with an incredible educational and unique learning experience. Virginia was well represented at the festival by the advanced team, which won horsemanship and the overall games championship. The team included: Karen Brown and Liz Jorgenson from Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club; Amy Tullington from Middleburg-Orange County Pony Club; and Anne Smith and Laurel Gates from the Old Dominion region. The Junior Games team earned fifth place: Virginia Carpenter (Purcellville), Robin Peterson (Middleburg), Margaret Groux (Broad Run), Olivia Borta (Warrenton) and Grace Hecker (Alexandria). Rosemary Groux captained the Senior “D” Quiz team, which finished respectably in the middle of the large pack that competed. For more information: www.ponyclub. org/. Old Dominion Ride & Tie held its annual weekend event at Orkney Springs. It started Saturday afternoon with a “how-to” clinic at base camp, which is leased from the Bryce Mountain Resort. Seasoned competitors shared their knowledge and expertise on everything from strategies to equipment. The Night Time rides of 12 and 20 miles began at 8 p.m. and tested everyone’s skill in keeping track of three team members in the dark. Glow sticks, used in great abundance, added to the magical atmosphere of following the ride route in the dark—there was no full moon that night. Sunday’s R&T rides for 6, 12 and 20 miles got underway early. For more information: www. rideandtie.org or contact Lani Newcomb: give2bute@aol.com. Great Meadow: Twilight Jumpers on July 22 attracted a good crowd for the two classes. The evening of sport over the big painted fences benefits the High Performance Equestrian Foundation, which provides financial assistance to capable but underfunded riders. The Denegres are involved with hunting and showing, which means that Penny, MFH Middleburg Hunt, John and Alden, who is HPEF executive director, press their friends into helping out. Great Meadow’s Rob Banner serves as steward, and we cruised by the announcer’s stand to say hello to Jeff Blue, Jt-MFH Middleburg, who manned the mic. In the $500 Children’s Adult/Amateur Classic, Christa Jeffs, a junior at Randolph Macon University, partnered with her Rigel to set an unbeatable jump-off time of 31.886.

While their first round proved clear and within the time allowed, they scorched around the shortened jump-off course, relegating Chiara Parlagreco and Cirena, owned by Deniece Perry, to second place. In third place were Mary Glier and her Connemara Breezy; the duo finished fifth in June. Jason Berry and Indy earned top honors in the $5,000 Mini Prix. Wendelin and Felicia Russell (Leesburg) placed second, followed by Francisco Zamudio and Adonis Z 26, owned by Sandy Adams-Choate (Leesburg). The next Twilight Jumpers will take place Aug. 12. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. For more Continued On Next Page

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The Warrenton Horse Show and Hunt Night, Aug. 31-Sept. 4, is always a favorite among enthusiasts of hunters, both show ring and field. It’s a one-ring show right on Broadview Avenue in the heart of Warrenton: spectator-friendly and the place to see some of the top local riders in action. The schedule runs like a series of one-day shows. Local and Schooling Hunters run on Wednesday. Thursday is for Baby and Pre-Green Hunters, Special Hunters and special classes for Off-The-TrackThoroughbreds (Back From The Track Hack and Too Slow To Go), plus Special Hunters. Friday offers three- and four-year-olds on the flat and over fences in the morning with Adult Amateur and Amateur Owner Hunters as well as Children’s Hunter (the finale division) filling the “dance card” for the rest of the day. The breeding classes comprise Saturday’s schedule—everything from the VHSA Yearling Futurity Exhibition to in-hand classes for Thoroughbreds and non-Thoroughbreds, plus the Sallie B. Wheeler/USEF National

Hunter Breeding Championship. Friday evening puts the spotlight on the $5,000 Warrenton Toyota and Miller Toyota Hunter Classic. Sunday morning’s classes include Cleveland Bays shown in hand and under saddle, Pleasure, Leadline and Walk-Trot Ponies. The Foxhunter Exhibition Classes (Hunt Night) will not start before 11 a.m., and often run late, depending on entries. The popular Hunt Teams of Three over fences is the finale class. For more information: www.warrentonhorseshow.com. The National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg will celebrate the opening of the new art museum in October with a series of activities. One of the most colorful and popular events will be the reprise of the Coaching Weekend, slated to take place Oct. 7-9. More than 25 Four-InHands are expected to participate, including NSLM members Hector Alcade, Jacqueline Ohrstrom and George “Frolic” Weymouth. Doug Kemmerer has written the script for the Presentation of the Coaches, an event open to the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Upperville showgrounds on Rt. 50. He has also designed the drives for the participating coaches through the surrounding countryside. It’s quite a pageant that harks back to the good old days when horsepower took place solely on the hoof and not under the hood of a car or truck. Check it out—bring your family, friends and a camera. For more information: www.nsl.org. That’s all for now. Hounds, horses and riders are getting fit and ready for the cubhunting season, which will get underway this month as staff take out packs composed of reliable veterans with young entry hounds just starting out. Whatever your sporting passions might


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Market Salamander Pastry Chef Competes In Food Network Challenge By Therese P. Howe For Middleburg Life From entering competitions in the Loudoun County Fair as a boy to squaring off against two other baking teams on Food Network, Market Salamander Pastry Chef Jason Reaves has always been up to a challenge. “I really like to compete; I like to be number one,” the Purcellville native said in his audition video for a cake competition on the TV show Food Network Challenge. Reaves and his assistant, Terry Tuttle of Tuts Cake Design in Maryland, were filmed competing against two other teams in March. No air date has been set, but he’s been told it would show sometime in the fall. He already knows who won, but “I just can’t tell anybody,” he said during a recent interview at the Middleburg gourmet market and cafe. The Culinary Institute of America graduate is used to performing under pressure. Right before joining the Market Salamander team in 2005, he worked as a pastry chef making desserts for 900 crewmembers and 2,400 passengers on Norwegian Cruise Line ships sailing around the Hawaiian Islands. “We did lots of chocolate. We had big chocoholic displays we had to put out,

with probably 50 to 60 chocolate displays a week,” he said in his audition video. “It was a lot of work, but it really disciplined me to work really hard and … not rest very much.” After two years of working seven days a week for five months at a time, he was ready for something new. News of plans for Salamander Resort and Spa was in local headlines, and his mother would send him newspaper clippings along with her letters—a not-so-subtle hint that she’d love to see him working closer to home. He contacted Market Salamander Culinary Director Todd Gray, who encouraged him to apply at Market Salamander until the resort opens. He joined Gray and Chef de Cuisine Vaughn Skaggs on the culinary team, and over the years has expanded the bakery offerings from desserts to wedding and novelty cakes. “During the really busy wedding cake season, my whole life is cake. Just from six in the morning to midnight, sometimes two in the morning, it’s all about the cake,” he said in the video. “I think that I excel when I’m under a lot of pressure and I have a very short amount of time to do it. I think that’s when I do my best work.” Soon, viewers nationwide will be able to judge for themselves.

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500 Acres and No Place To Hide: More Confessions Of A Counterfeit Farm Girl By Lauren R. Giannini For Middleburg Life In 2008, Susan McCorkindale debuted as a published writer of personal memoirs with Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl. She wrote in scathingly snarky and hysterically funny prose about the trials and tribulations of what ensued after her painful trans-

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philanthropist Paul Mellon. In Confessions, McCorkindale, who has all the right stuff to become a dear friend, came across as a person to envy: lightning fast wit and the ability to go anywhere and talk about what more tightly laced and buttoned up folks would avoid in polite company. She didn’t pull any punches about the three men in her life and their testosterone levels or their bathroom habits; her shock at buying blaze orange for her kids so they wouldn’t get shot during deer hunting season; dealing with the realities of life in proximity to livestock; the distance to the nearest Starbucks; cooking (well, pretending to) while holding up a mirror to everything we love and loathe about country living. It was a funny book even when it hit nerves with all the accuracy of a dentist’s drill. Fast-forward several years to 500 Acres and No Place To Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, wherein McCorkindale writes with greater soul, improved pace and more humanity. There are actually times when her affection shines through as she describes the inanities and insanities of her new lifestyle. She’s pithy and entertaining about the crazy ladies: the hens who nix the state-of-theart poultry house on wheels for one of her window boxes. She talks about Hemingway’s dreams of a fish farm and living by water, which would please both of them. She is still very funny as she continues to use writing as a therapeutic outlet, but this time you get to see inside the person behind the bullish banter. 500 Acres is pure evolved McCorkindale—she shows her grit, puts on her game face and hangs her heart on her sleeves whilst dealing with painful realities. Her husband whom she calls “Hemingway� is diagnosed

with cancer. Her younger son, Cuyler, suffers from depression, just like his mom, and yet he pulls up his grades. Her older son Casey, a high-functioning autist, wins a scholarship to Lord Fairfax College. “The way my kids carried on, even while their dad was so sick, that keeps you going. It makes you proud to see them doing well anyway,â€? admitted McCorkindale when we chatted on the phone about 500 Acres. “This new editor made me dig and be honest. She pulled really good stuff out of a writer who was tired, emotional and scared.â€? Without providing any more information or spoilers, suffice it to say when we came to the last chapters, we totally “gotâ€? the author. 500 Acres is brave, funny, bittersweet and touching—sometimes all at the same time. We applaud and admire this talented writer. She may not appeal to everyone (who does?), but she sure cuts through the bullcrap. We laughed out loud in places, smiled broadly in others and sometimes felt tears prickle our eyes that could have been mirth or empathy or both. By the time we reached the final chapters, we were reading with one hand keeping our place in the book, the other was over our heart. McCorkindale’s local book signing schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m., BARNES & NOBLE, M Street, Georgetown; Saturday, Sept. 10, 2 p.m., Lou Lou, 9 E. Washington St., Middleburg; Saturday, Nov. 5, 2 p.m., Middleburg Library, Middleburg. For more information, go online to: http://susanmccorkindale.com/


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Glorious Dresden Farm Estate On Market Amenity-Laden 125-Acre Equestrian Paradise Dates To 18th Century

Our featured property offers an outstanding opportunity to acquire an 18thcentury equestrian estate that provides both elegance and functionality embodying Middleburg’s classic style and soul. Dresden Farm Estate sits on 125 acres in the heart of Hunt Country, with both the gorgeous, immaculate manor house and the elegant grounds exemplifying all that is right about the area. The property currently is on the market, listed at $6,900,000 by Peter Pejacsevich and Scott Buzzelli of Atoka Properties at Middleburg Real Estate. Sweeping mountain vistas can be found from the moment we arrive at the property. Lavish landscaping throughout the grounds includes mature hardwoods, extensive rose gardens and three greenhouses for yearround verdant living. The home itself is a stunning example of architectural elegance and classic appeal. Formal rooms are large, traditional and welcoming, and the gourmet kitchen features original hardwood flooring combined with a modern flair, along with a breakfast room. Entertaining in style is aided by the kitchen’s butler’s pantry, and there is a separate serving kitchen. A light-filled family room is one of the

more informal spots on the main level, and off the main traffic flow you can find a charming library. All told, there are three fireplaces to warm the spirit when cooler temperatures make their way to the area. Two master suites are among the six bedrooms that can be found here in the home, along with six baths. Out of doors, the stone patio and pool are delights that will make daily living and entertaining so much more enchanting. A five-acre, spring-fed lake is surrounded by extensive gardens, and an additional smaller pond adds to the overall ambiance. As lovely and enticing as the manor home is, the property represents so much more, and the serious equestrian will be

right at home with the amenities that are featured. The property is home to two barns, including a 12-stall Belmont/center aisle and a small dairy barn. There also is a large outdoor riding ring, plenty of paddocks with new board fencing, a drive-through two-stall barn and equipment shed and five additional dwellings. Final analysis: It’s a classic home that has stood the test of time for generations, combined with some of the most pictureperfect landscapes in the area and equestrian amenities that serious riders will be so pleased to call their own. Dresden Farm maintains a standard of elegance and waits its next owner. Well wor-

thy of consideration. Articles are prepared by Middleburg Life’s real estate advertising department on behalf of clients. For information on the home, contact the listing agent. For information on having a house reviewed, contact Middleburg Life’s real estate advertising department at (571) 333-6273.

Facts for buyers Address: Middleburg. Listed at: $6,900,000 by Peter Pejacsevich (540) 270-3835 and Scott Buzzelli (540) 454-1399, Atoka Properties at Middleburg Real Estate.


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ORANGE HILL

HOUND HALL

199 acres in the heart of the Orange County Hunt Territory  5 Bedroom Georgian Manor Formal living and dining rooms  Solarium  Pool c.1801 Patent house, 2 tenant houses Horse facilities include an indoor arena with 13 stalls, paddocks and fields with run-ins. & apartment and pond. In a VOF Conservation Easement. $7,500,000

Custom Built English style stone/stucco 3-story home 4 Bedrooms, Large Master, In-law suite with separate entrance Slate Roof, Game Room, Theatre, Study, Custom Kitchen, 4 Stone Fireplaces Extensive Horse Facilities 18 Stall Barn 2 Stall Barn 14 Paddocks Large Ring. $6,500,000

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107 gorgeous acres Stunning stone manor 6 Fireplaces, Antique Mantels, Fabulous Millwork and Craftsmanship Brilliant Gardens surround the Pool Guesthouse, Apartment over 4 Bay Garage, Stable, Riding Ring, 2 Tenant Houses, and Ponds Exquisite Setting. $5,600,000

Awe-inspiring Federal manor home on 200+ acres outside of Paris  4 Bedrooms  4  Baths  12 ‘ Ceilings  25’ columns  Original Millwork and Authentic Hardware Throughout  8 Original Fireplace Mantels  Professional Equestrian Facilities  Carriage House  Manager’s Cabin  Complete renovation in 2006  Stunning views and more $5,300,000

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TWICKENHAM

Discriminating Federal manor home on 5 acres just outside of Middleburg3 Bedrooms, 2 Full Baths, 2 Half baths3 Fireplaces Sun RoomHardwood Floors Throughout  Custom Professional Kitchen  Immaculate Walled Gardens  Tremendous Views and more. $2,950,000

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Exquisite details throughout this incredible 12 bedroom Georgian Revival manor home built in 1936. Situated on over 370 acres. This lovely home boasts a Reception Hall and a white Carrara marble Flying Staircase accessing 3 levels. Over 1/2 mile of Rappahannock River frontage, spectacular views, springs, ponds and rolling pasture

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Exquisite Georgian Manor home built in 2005. Approx. 7300 sq. ft. of finished living space on upper two levels. Luxurious owner’s suite. Lower level with 9’ ceilings & windows ready to be finished. Elevator to all three levels. Beautiful formal gardens and guest house. 101 Acre estate in the Warrenton Hunt. $3,800,000

Orange County Hunt Middleburg 5 Bedroom Stone and Stucco Home 50 Acres Paneled Library Heart of Pine Floors Stone Terrace Media Room Exercise Room 3 Bay Garage Extensive Gardens Guest Quarters Pond Tenant House8 Stall StableCovered Arena. $3,800,000

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Stunning Contemporary with stunning views! First floor owner’s suite + two additional bedrooms & guest suite or office  Tennis court, pool and pavilion  Farm manager’s office w/living quarters and barns  120 Acres of fenced fields in the Blue Ridge Hunt $2,700,000

Exquisite Colonial on secluded 25 acres. 4 Bedroom, 4 Bath4 Fireplaces Pine floors, Living Room, Dining Room, Family Room, Study & Gourmet Kitchen Charming 2 Bedroom Guest House Free Form Pool 4 Stall Barn,5 Paddocks Blue Stone ArenaEquipment Shed. $2,195,000

A beautiful 1919 Virginia farmhouse. 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths, 2 Fireplaces, 1 Woodstove, Master on the first floor, Vibrant Gardens, Board Fencing, and Great Views Situated on 105 acres 5 Stall Barn with Tack Room, and Machine Shop, 4 Bays for Equipment Orange County Hunt Territory. $1,600,000

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DELAPLANE LAND - 44.11 acres. Beautiful parcel with stunning mountain views, manageable 44 acres of open and wooded land. $1,299,000

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Charming 1740 brick and stone home sited on .5 ac. adjacent and including the 3 acre parcel containing the original Mill on Pantherskin Creek. Pool within the ruins of the Mill. Beautiful, year round pavilion is connected to the summer kitchen by a bougainvillea covered pergola. $770,000

PEC LAND - Paris Mountain- 487 Acres adjacent to Historic Ovoka Farm and Sky Meadows State Park. Conservation land with potential to build two homes; however property cannot be divided. $5,500/acre sold in entirety. $2,673,000

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Orange County Hunt. Beautiful 13.38 parcel of land on Halfway Road in The Plains, Virginia. Fenced field, pond and run-in shed. Approx. half of the property is in mature trees in land use with Fauquier County. $550,000

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Time on the Water

Photos by Douglas Lees

Above, Michael DelVecchio, a National Sporting Library John H. Daniel Fellow, fishes the Shenandoah River July 19. The subject of his fellowship with the Library is “The Scientific Angler: A Conservation Identity Forged Through The Market.� He is from Egmondville, Ontario and is a PHD candidate at the University of Western Ontario. He is a former fishing guide for pike and walleye. At right is a smallmouth bass just before being released back into the river.

  

  

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Patrickswell

Pohick Farm

Mistral

Middleburg, Virginia

Delaplane, Virginia

Upperville, Virginia

Markham, Virginia

Estate consisting of 264 acres in Orange County Hunt with mountain views in every direction. Manicured farm with mostly open and gently rolling acreage. Main house was built of stone construction with four bedrooms, four full baths, two half baths, an in-law suite and four fireplaces. Improvements include pool, tennis court, 20 stall center aisle stable, office, tack, 2 wash stalls with 1/16 mile indoor track, and 2 bedroom guest house. $10,500,000.

464 acres surround this unparalleled pastoral hill-top setting with private postcard valley views of Cobbler Mountains. This one of a kind property recorded in 4 lots is just 2 miles from Route 66. The custom built 4 bedroom main residence was built in 1992 on the original homesite and has a pool, pool house and rental dependency. Working farm buildings and rustic cottage are separate from the main house. There are 3 creeks & one 1 acre pond which makes the property ideal for horses, cattle, hay or vineyard. $6,850,000.

French country home on 28 acres. Well-designed for gracious entertaining and first floor living. Large formal living room opens to a covered porch, terrace and gardens overlooking the spring fed pond. Kitchen includes a wood burning fireplace and den leading to the indoor heated pool. First floor master suite includes in-home office while 3 additional bedrooms are offered on the second floor. The tree lined driveway, mature gardens and stunning views to the southwest create a lovely setting. $2,390,000.

148 rolling and rising acres, mostly open with panoramic views, protected area, surrounded by large tracts. Stone cabin, 3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 2 fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, stone & hardwood floors, large screened porch overlooking pond. $1,795,000.

Helen MacMahon

Helen MacMahon

Paul MacMahon

(703) 609-1905

Lions Lane

(540) 454-1930

Keepsake Farm

North Star Farm

Paul MacMahon

(703) 609-1905

(540) 454-1930

Windridge

Canongate

Boyce, Virginia

The Plains, Virginia

Hamilton, Virginia

Leesburg, Virginia

Custom built log home on 109+ acres, top of the mountain with unbelievable western views. Private but easy access to Route 50, hunters' paradise, house has 3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 fireplaces, vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen, 3-car garage, top of the line finishing throughout. Very energy efficient. $1,390,000. Price Reduced.

Classic farm house with 8 acres in Orange County Hunt. Charming log and clapboard well-maintained residence surrounded by pristine protected land. Spacious master bedroom with elegant en suite bath. Beautiful family room/den with exposed beams. Kitchen equipped with updated stainless appliances. Two stall barn with water and electric and run-in shed. Great ride-out. $1,295,000.

Georgeous top-of-the-line 5 bedroom, 5 bath home on 16.6 acres near Canby Road in Loudoun West Hunt. Open floor plan. First floor master. Front and back porches (one screened) capture views. Also used as money making vacation rental. $885,000.

Circa 1760's stone farm house on 6.45 beautifully fenced acres. Beautiful wood floors, wood burning fireplaces, country kitchen with granite countertops, bathrooms all updated. Fenced paddocks, two stables and a machine shed. $735,000.

Walter Woodson

Margaret Carroll

Paul MacMahon

Helen MacMahon Alix Coolidge

(703) 609-1905

Hickory Hill

(703) 499-4961

(540) 454-0650

(540) 454-1930 (703) 625-1724

J. Patrick House

The Old Lindsey Store

Potts Mill Road

Millwood, Virginia

Philomont, Virginia

Middleburg, Virginia

Paris, Virginia

“Hickory Hill,” prime Clarke County location, brick/stucco main house restored in 2003, excellent condition, 2-3 bedrooms, 2 1/2 baths, 2 fireplaces, beautiful floors, well proportioned rooms, gourmet kitchen. Charming guest house also restored, 2 outbuildings. 16.12 acres, 2 recorded parcels, hilltop setting with mountain views. $695,000.

This spacious historic residence has charm and warmth. Equipped with old wood floors, crown molding and pressed tin roof in the parlor. Separate 2 bedroom, 1 bath carriage house for tenant or overflow guests. 2.5 bay garage. New energy efficient windows, furnace and fridge recently added. Convenient location in quaint Philomont on 1.58 acres. Lovely gardens. $685,000.

Brick county home on one level with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, 2 car garage, and 1 fireplace on 3.17 acres, east of town. Property includes carriage shed for tools and run-in shed that could be converted to barn. Lovely mature landscaping. Property shows well. $645,000.

Paul MacMahon

Alix Coolidge

Circa 1890, previously the Paris country store, post office and boarding house. Exceptional craftsmanship and care has transformed it into a 4,400 sf home with unobstructed views of the protected Paris Valley. The main section of the home includes 3 bedrooms and 2 1/2 baths. There is an additional 2 bedroom in-law suite with a full bath, second kitchen and separate entrance offering many uses. The detached garage (26’ x 21’) with sewer, water and electricity has unlimited possibilities. $545,000.

(703) 609-1905

110 East Washington Street P.O. Box 1380 Middleburg, Virginia 20118 (540) 687-5588

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Helen MacMahon Walter Woodson

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PUBLISHER’S NOTICE

Exercise Your Way To A Beautiful You

We are pledged to the letter and spirit of Virginia’s policy for achieving equal housing opportunity throughout the Commonwealth. We encourage and support advertising and marketing programs in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap. All real estate advertised herein is subject to Virginia’s fair housing law which makes it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, elderliness, familial status or handicap or intention to make any such preference, limitation, or discrimination.” This newspaper will not knowingly accept advertising for real estate that violates the fair housing law. Our readers are hereby informed that all dwellings advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. For more information or to file a housing complaint call the Virginia Fair Housing Office at (804) 367-9753. Email: fairhousing@dpor.virginia.gov. Web site: www.fairhousing.vipnet.org

Exercise. A lot of people cringe at the thought of exercising, but it is truly one of the best beauty secrets I can give you.  Exercising will help you turn back the hands of time and has tremendous health and beauty benefits. It will help you reduce stress, keep your weight under control, increase your blood flow and circulation and definitely put back that lovely rosy glow in your cheeks!  You release endorphins when you exercise that make you feel

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good, and when you feel good, you will take that extra energy to look good, too. Exercise is truly the best preventive medicine there is. A lot of people say they don’t have the time or energy to exercise or just hate to do it.  Here’s some good news. You don’t have to go to an expensive gym and spend a lot of money to get a good workout.  Instead, you need to change your mindset and the way you think about exercising, as it can and should be a lot of fun. To help you get moving and motivated, try my following tips: Get a dog! Yes, I said get a dog. Not only

are dogs great companions, they are also great exercise buddies. I walk my Jack Russell terrier, “Jack”, every morning before work, for a minimum of a half hour to 45 minutes every day. We both actually look forward to it (and who can say no to those big brown eyes and a mouth with a leash in it?) Walking is one of the best and cheapest forms of exercise there is, and it is just so good for you and your heart.  All you need are a good pair of sneakers and you are on your way!  On the weekends I extend my walk to an hour and also walk with a good friend.  Walking with a friend gives you an extra benefit, too, as not only do you get to gab and catch up, you will find that the time will simply fly by!  Before you know it, an hour has passed, and you won’t even realize you have exercised at all!  Make sure to warm up first and then pick up your speed and gradually increase your time and distance.  Don’t forget to cool down afterwards with some good stretches. Next, try swimming. In the summertime, a great fun way to beat the heat and to get in some fun exercise is to find a pool and jump in. Swimming is a fabulous aerobic activity that puts less strain on your muscles and joints.  There are many water aerobic classes to take for those who have arthritis or joint

pain.  Bring the whole family and make a day of it. You can play a game of basketball or volleyball in the water, swim laps or do your favorite swim stroke.  The resistance the water provides will really give your muscles a great workout, and it’s so enjoyable. Take a dance class!  People don’t realize it, but one of the greatest workouts you can get is with dancing.  There are great beginner classes for all types of dance.  You can try tap, ballet, ballroom and even learn the latest hip hop moves.  It is just so much fun to learn something new, and, you won’t even realize you are toning and shaping up every inch of your body.  If you like, get a partner to go with you.  Then, after you’ve learned your steps, go out and dance your night away!  It’s truly a fantastic way to slim down.  Before you know it you will be ready for “Dancing With The Stars”! Sports. Another great way to exercise and stay in shape while having fun is to participate in your favorite sport.  Whether you play golf, tennis, shoot hoops, hike, ski or run, find something YOU like to do and make it a regular habit! The key to staying young, healthy and beautiful is to stay active and to exercise regularly...it can and should be so much fun.

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Results MatteR! In the first half of 2011, McEnearney Associates sold the properties we marketed for a higher percentage of the original listed price and for a higher average sales price. We also sell our listings fast – the average number of days on the market for all homes sold was 72; ours sold in an average of 60 days. Market conditions have varied widely in the thirteen years we have been tracking these numbers, from balanced markets, to sellers’ markets to the current transitioning market. And we have adapted to these changing conditions, outperforming the market regardless of what the market conditions are. Our carefully assembled team of the most productive Sales Associates in the Washington area makes all the difference for you.

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94.71%

Coldwell Banker

94.44%

Century 21

94.17%

Weichert

93.81%

Long & Foster/Miller

93.81%

Re/Max

93.73%

Prudential

93.24%

Jobin

92.66%

Keller Williams

92.51%

Fairfax Realty

90.97%

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Delaplane - Spring Valley Farm - 132 acre working farm. Historic circa 1850 Manor House with 5 fireplaces, wood floors & English basement. Land is 50% open pasture and hard woods. Large stone barn with attached cottage & early 1700's log cabin. Mountain views, streams! $1,500,000 Joyce Gates 540.771.7544

Leesburg - Live at Creighton Farms! Build your home on this premium corner lot with front & rear community access. 3.86 gently rolling acres w/large mature trees in a gated community. Jack Nicklaus signature golf course, tennis, pool, club house, fitness center, spa, concierge, etc. $839,000 Amy Adams 703.851.2051

Paeonian Springs - 17+ acres w/3 distinguished residences! Main house with state-of-the-art kitchen, 3000 bottle wine cellar, great room leads to patio and infinity pool, wrap-around screened porch, loggia, 3-car gar. 4-Lvl Tower is guest suite/pool cabana. Plus 2BR/2BA Cottage. $1,299,000 Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766

Leesburg - On the Signature 15th Fairway and the Potomac River! A Chef's dream kitchen, 2story family room, library/guest suite, upper lounge that overlooks family room, MBR fills an entire wing w/river views off private deck. LL theater and many more luxurious features. $1,249,000 Lilian Jorgenson 703.407.0766

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Purcellville - REDUCED. Very stunning 5BR/5BA estate on 13 ac in equestrian community. Fully upgraded with dramatic details. Interior upgrades include 10’ ceilings, 8’ cased doorways, built-in bookcases and large UV/heat-treated windows. Located on quiet paved cul-de-sac. $1,199,000 Kimberly Hurst 703.932.9651

Purcellville - Gorgeous estate home on 4+ acres w/multiple upgrades. Backs to a scenic lake, Ashley Springs. 5BR/4.5BA, gourmet kitchen w/ granite, SS, 2 dishwashers. FR w/stone FP & tall windows. Sunroom, office with built-ins, HW floors. Finished basement is efficiency apt w/FP. $739,000 Joy Thompson 540.729.3428

The Curbside Shopper program gives buyers instant access to property information via text message from your cell/smart phones. With one simple code and using GPS technology, Curbside Shopper gives buyers MLS information on a property right when they want it. Purcellville - REDUCED! 3879sf home on 7+ac, incredible views, pvt w/no HOA. $165K+ in upgrades. Gourmet kit, SS & granite. New HW flrs, stone FP. MBR on ML w/new MBA, tile & granite. Lrg BRs, upper RR, Basement w/BR, office/ shop. Well fenced, barn/run-in, paddocks. 3CG. $674,900 Joy Thompson 540.729.3428

Purcellville - Spacious & private on nearly 7 acres of meadow & hardwoods in sought-after Philomont area. 4BRs incl main-level MBR suite & sunny au-pair suite/office. Remodeled kitchen w/open flow, perfect for entertaining. Wraparound porch & multiple decks to enjoy views. $699,000 Kimberly Hurst 703.932.9651

Delaplane - Good Hill Farm offers a spacious 4 bedroom Colonial with bucolic mountain views, gourmet kitchen w/ a center island, large family room, library, 2 fireplaces plus 4-stall barn or workshop/studio. 11+ acres, near Upperville, Horse and Wine Country! $699,000 Joyce Gates 540.771.7544

Middleburg - Beautiful bright 4 level Georgian w/great floor plan. 3BR/2BA end unit w/new SS appliances, HW floors, marble FP, sunken living room, intricate crown moldings, and plantation shutters. Flowering gardens, brick walk way, stone wall and a beautiful private brick patio. $539,900 Kathy Chovnick 703.340.5716

Purcellville - PRIVACY ABOUNDS! Two miles south of Round Hill. House "as-is" on approximately 28 private, serene acres. Partially fenced for cattle. Stream runs through the property. Owner will consider holding financing. Contact agent for details. Long & Foster 703.847.3335 $493,265 Carole Stadfield 703.899.8468

Middleburg - Foxcroft Road, wooded 7.67 acre property, 2 lots. 3BR/1.5BA cedar contemporary home w/cathedral ceiling & skylights plus old log cabin. Heart of Piedmont Hunt. Priced below recent appraisal. Great private location. Kathleen.Chovnick@longandfoster.com $399,999 Kathy Chovnick 703.340.5716


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James P. “Mike” Maloney Jr., an accomplished entrepreneur and longtime resident of Nantucket, Washington, DC, and Middleburg, died July 10, 2011 at Nantucket Cottage Hospital following a cerebral hemorrhage. He was 78. He was born Jan. 24, 1933, in Bethlehem, PA, the son of Elmyra McDonald and James Patrick Maloney. He graduated from Allentown Central Catholic High School in 1950 and earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia in 1954. He served for two years as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, achieving the rank of captain. For the next 14 years, Mr. Maloney held various executive positions at IBM as the company grew into a global force in computers and technology. His friend and fellow Nantucket resident John Akers, former chairman and chief executive officer of IBM, said, “Mike was part of that famous generation of ‘whiz kids,’ bright and talented people recruited and groomed by IBM for leadership in business and public service.”  In 1966, the company sponsored him as a White House Fellow and he moved to Washington to work in the Johnson administration. His work advising the White House on matters affecting the Department of Commerce led to a lifetime of participation in politics and public affairs. After his return to IBM, he worked for months as the volunteer co-chair of “Businessmen for Humphrey,” galvanizing corporate support for the 1968 presidential campaign of vice president Hubert H. Humphrey. Four years later, he served as senior advisor to Humphrey’s 1972 presidential campaign, traveling with the candidate and even enlisting three of his six children as campaign aides at the Democratic National Convention in Miami. In the 1970s, he began what would become four decades of developing, owning and managing various business enterprises, at one point running five different companies. The ventures included Shelter Resources Corporation, an American Stock Exchange company; the Cleveland Press Publishing Co.; Skull Creek Marina and Yacht Club on Hilton Head Island, S.C.; and EDP Technology.  On Nantucket, he and a small group of partners founded the restaurant 21 Federal in 1985 and with its success later opened Washington’s Twenty One Federal, three blocks from the White House. His eye for talent and insistence on high-quality performance advanced the careers of chefs Bob Kincaid and Ris Lacoste, now two of Washington’s most prominent restaurant owners. He brought his leadership skills to numerous philanthropic endeavors including service as president of the White House Fellows Association and Foundation, the board of directors of the Nantucket Electric Company, and for many years as a member of the finance committee of the Protestant Episcopal Cathedral Foundation, which oversees the financial management of the Washington National Cathedral and the schools located on the Cathedral Close, including the St. Albans School for Boys and the National Cathedral School for Girls, where his children were educated. His generosity and love of music, Washington’s public life and philanthropy were combined when he donated a new Baldwin grand piano to the Supreme Court of the United States and with the justices’ enthusiastic participation launched an annual “Friends of Music at the Supreme Court” concert at the Court each spring. In 1988, celebrated jazz pianist Bobby Short inaugurated the musical series.  Mr. Maloney was a member of the Nantucket Yacht Club, Sankaty Head Golf Club, the Chevy Chase Club and the Middleburg Tennis Club. Mr. Maloney is survived by his wife of 23 years, Rosalie Thompson Grennan Maloney; his first wife, Evelyn Wilson Davis of Los Gatos, Calif.; his six children from his first marriage, James Patrick Maloney III of Los Gatos, Kathleen Marie Maloney-Dunn of Portland, Ore., Michael Christopher Maloney and his wife Vanessa Jasper of San Francisco, Calif., Paul Gregory Maloney of Los Gatos, Anne Michelle Maloney and her husband Patrick McCrystle of Los Gatos and Patrick Joseph Maloney and his wife Lisa of Boston; his two stepsons, Anderson G. Grennan and his wife Mae of Nantucket and Washington, DC, and Edward S. Grennan III and his wife Emily Granville of Los Angeles; his two brothers John Michael “Jack” Maloney of Hilton Head Island, S.C. and Thomas J. Maloney of Bethlehem; and 15 grandchildren: Colin, Brendan, Zoe, Fiona, Clare, Ryan, Kyle, Isador, Phoebe, Anderson, John, Emeline, Thompson, Josephine and Sawyer. Memorial contributions may be made to the Washington National Cathedral, Nantucket Cottage Hospital or the Sankaty Head Caddy Camp.

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Helen Hance Rathbun died July 24. She was born April 22, 1928, in Philadelphia, PA, to Cmdr. Edward and Elizabeth Hance. Helen was the youngest of three siblings including brother Ned and sister Betsy. She married Dean A. Rathbun, the love of her life, in 1953 and they remained lifelong partners until his passing in 1996. Together they raised three daughters in Middleburg: Lisa, Anne and Susan. She moved to Lexington in 2001 and made many friends in the community. She enjoyed volunteering in the roots and shoots program at Waddell Elementary School sharing her knowledge and love of gardening with the children. She is survived by her brother Ned; daughters Lisa, Anne and Susan; and grandchildren Mandy, Ted, Coleman, Hanna, Rodger and Mollie. A private family ceremony will be held. Memorial contributions supporting research of juvenile diabetes may be made to the UVA Children’s fund, Dr. William Clarke Research, Diabetes, PO Box 400314, Charlottesville, VA 22904.


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When The Temperature Rises Adjust Your Exercise Routine Is this the hottest summer in history? Sure seems like it. Everyone is talking about the lack of rain and how the grass and trees need more rain. The flowers begin to wilt with the lack of rain. Even our country roads begin to cry out for rain. If only it would rain the dust would settle. Every living thing needs water. This includes us. Especially when the temperature begins to soar, our bodies require more. Our bodies work hard to regulate our temperatures. So adhere to

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the following when the mercury rises! 1. If the temperature is over 90 degrees avoid strenuous exercise outdoors. 2. Avoid 5Ks that are held in the hottest part of the day. Instead sign up for ones that are held during the coolest part of the day. 3. If you start to feel dizzy or nauseous do not keep working out. This is a sign of heat exhaustion. 4. If the air quality is bad, save your outdoor workout for another day and exercise in

an air conditioned environment. 5. Avoid excessive caffeine and alcohol, which can cause dehydration. 6. Listen to your body, if something does not feel right, then assess and change what you are doing. Anyone can suffer from heat related illnesses. Heat cramps are painful spasms in the muscles, generally the legs and abdomen. Heat exhaustion is characterized by cramps in muscles, headache, rapid or shallow breathing, vomiting and or dizziness. The most serious of the heat related illnesses is heat stroke, this can be characterized by a body temperature as high as or higher than 106 degrees Fahrenheit, sudden collapse, dry throat, cold, clammy skin and rapid pulse. How our bodies react to high temperatures varies from individual to individual. However, it has been shown heat cramps in a 16-year-old, could be heat exhaustion in a 45-years-old and heat stroke in a 65-year-old. It seems age plays a part in how our bodies cope with extreme temperatures. Medical attention needs to be sought if one suspects someone is suffering from heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Remember hydrate, hydrate and hydrate. If the temperature is above 90 than a run at

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Mudd Aids Park Authority With Civil War Documentary Project By Danielle Nadler Staff Writer “Today it is one of the most peaceful sites of Loudoun County, but on Oct. 21, 1861, a violent clash erupted here.” The words resonated through the quiet, wooded grounds of Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park on a July afternoon. Surrounded by a small film crew, Roger Mudd, who became the voice of the nation’s past as the host for the History Channel, uttered each word in his familiar, steady voice. Mudd is working with the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority to create a 30minute documentary on some of the greatest moments of the Civil War that occurred in Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington counties. The crew filmed at six sites throughout the past two weeks—at the W&OD Trail, Blackburn’s Ford, Upton Hill Regional Park, Aldie Mill, Mt. Zion Historic Park and Balls Bluff Battlefield Regional Park—all of which the NVRPA operates. The Civil War film is expected to be completed by the end of the summer. The film was the idea of the NVRPA as a special way to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Virginia. NVRPA Executive Director Paul Gilbert wanted the project to highlight how many of the NVRPA’s parks were once sets for significant battles and events that shaped the nation’s history. “There are great stories all over Northern Virginia,” he said, adding that many people visit the parks who do not know the sites’ significance. “When you study something like the Civil War, it becomes more real when you can relate it to a place you’ve been.” Once he had the idea for the film, he needed a voice for the film. He immediately thought of Mudd, who is best known as one of the leading figures of broadcast news. He worked as an anchor on CBS Evening News, co-anchor of NBC Nightly News and host of NBC’s Meet the Press. When Gilbert asked Mudd if he’d like to narrate the film, he never imagined the journalism icon would actually take him up on it. “We totally lucked out,” Gilbert said. “People have heard him deliver the news and talk about history. He is the voice of truth.” Mudd said he didn’t hesitate to accept Gilbert’s offer to narrate the film. History, especially in his own backyard of Northern Virginia, is important to him, he said. “The events that took place here are important to a lot of people, especially right now,” Mudd said, referring to the Civil War’s sesquicentennial. Mudd, who lives in McLean, helped research and write much of the script for the film. “I wanted to be a part of the writing because you want the script to sound like you,” he said between takes. “And you want to feel that you really believe in what you’re saying.” The NVRPA paid for the film and received help Broadcast journalism veteran Roger Mudd narrates for a Civil from several volWar documentary produced by the Northern Virginia Regional unteers, including Park Authority as Tommy Gamble, cameraman with Fairfax Mudd. County records. The group plans to hold a premiere event once the project is completed. It will be shown on public access channels throughout the region and on the NVRPA’s website, www.nvrpa.org.

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Civil War Commemorations In August and September By Margaret Morton Staff Writer ollowing July’s elaborate Civil War Sesquicentennial events at the Bull Run battlefield, a number of other programs are scheduled to examine the impact of that battle and other events of 150 years ago. Frank O’Reilly will bring the war home to Loudoun as he addresses the Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable meeting at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 9 at Thomas Balch Library in Leesburg. He will discuss one of the war’s most charismatic figures in a talk titled The Beginning of a Legend: Stonewall Jackson in 1861. The Mosby Heritage Area Association has a couple of events planned Aug. 6. Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee will depict the events that occurred in the heart of Col. John S. Mosby’s Confederacy in an invitation to experience the wave of history firsthand at two local farms, Crednal and Welbourne, west of Middleburg. Beginning at 7:30 p.m., the two-hour event begins at Crednal, where costumed characters bearing lanterns take their audience by darkened country lanes to Welbourne where they will relate stories of 1861-1865 as the war played out in that area of Loudoun County, from the viewpoints of both sides. Flashlights and walking shoes are recommended. Earlier that day, the MHAA presents Marking a Moment in Time: The Death of Cumberland George Orrison, the First Soldier to Die on Loudoun Soil During the Civil War. The 10 a.m. event will be held near the Point of Rocks Bridge on the Virginia side of the Potomac River at the boat launch parking lot. Confederate cavalryman Orrison was killed Aug. 5, 1861. To commemorate the event, there will be speakers and a rededication of Orrison’s grave, which has been restored recently. Go to www.mosbyheritagearea.org for full details. The Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority plans a presentation titled The 17th Mississippi Regiment in Aldie from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 27 and 28, demonstrating facets of camp life in a re-enactment of the regiment’s presence in Aldie during the war. The NVRPA, also on Aug. 28, will feature the annual re-enactment of the stirring events at Mt. Zion Church, just east of Gilberts Corner: Mt. Zion Church: Eyewitness to the Civil War, depicting the time when the 1851 Old School Baptist Church became

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the site of a Union hospital and the scene of the July 6, 1864, fight between Confederate guerrilla fighter Col. John S. Mosby and his troops and Union troops from Massachusetts. The program will be repeated Sept. 25. From 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Aug. 27, the ruined Chapman/Beverly Mill just south of Loudoun County off Rt. 66 will be the site of a commemoration of the Battle of Thoroughfare Gap, where the defeat of Federal forces led to the dramatic confederate victory at the Battle of Second Manassas. Noted Civil War historians will discuss the battle, and the public will get to meet a “Union survivor” of the battle as depicted by a living historian. For full information and directions, visit http://chapmansmill.org. Moving into September, Oatlands Plantation off Rt. 15 south of Leesburg will hold its First Saturday Plantation Tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sept. 3. For details, go to www. oatlands.org. Mosby buffs may want to sign up for the Sept. 10 3rd Annual Mosby Ranger Descendant Reunion to be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Kelly’s Ford in Remington. Sponsored by the Mosby Heritage Area Association, the event follows in the footsteps of the original reunions, which were held from1895-1928 for Mosby’s Rangers themselves, and now for their descendants. As befits the legendary fighter and Civil War leader, there will be plenty of storytelling, sharing of artifacts, speakers, period music, booksellers and commemorative moments. Anyone whose ancestors either fought with, or against, Mosby or who housed his men in safe houses are especially invited, but the general public is welcome also. For information, go to www.mosbyheritagearea.org. Noted Civil War historian Ed Bears will address the Loudoun County Civil War Roundtable at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 13 in a presentation titled Wilsons Creek, again at the Balch Library. For details, go to http:// lccwrt.wordpress.com/schedule. Rounding out the month will be the 14th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War, a three-day conference from Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at the Middleburg Community Center. The wellregarded annual conference each year features top national speakers from universities and historic sites who focus on aspects of the leadership conduct of the war. Sunday is devoted to a daylong field trip. The conference begins at 5 p.m Friday. Visit www. mosbyheritagearea.org for details.


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• The National Sporting Library and Museum announced the John H. Daniels Fellows for 2011-2012. Seven Fellowships have been awarded to the following individuals: - Marcia Diane Brody, Middletown, MD, writer and breeder of Cleveland Bay horses, with the project “Alexander Mackay-Smith: Pioneering the Future of the Cleveland Bay Horse in North America.” - Michael Del Vecchio, Egmondville, ON, Ph.D. candidate, Univ. of Western Ontario, with the project “The Scientific Angler: A Conservation Identity Forged through the Market.” - Carolee Klimchock, Ph.D. candidate, Yale University, with the project “The Theatrics of Coach Driving in Late 19th-Century America.” - Andrew G.F. Lemon, Victoria, Australia, author of the three-volume History of Australian Thoroughbred Racing, with the project “The Steeplechasing Mind.” - Earl Parker, Ph.D., Orange, TX: writer, with the project “The U.S. Remount Service: Stallions Distributed Across America.” - Corey Piper, Curatorial Assistant for the Mellon Collections, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, with the project “The Cast and Characters of the British Sporting Ring,” a scholarly essay for “Catching Sight: The World of the British Sporting Print,” upcoming exhibition catalogue, VMFA. - Judith Martin Woodall, New York, NY, writer and former manager of Claremont Riding Academy, with the project “Witching the World with Noble Horsemanship: Riding in New York City, 1770-2007.” The John H. Daniels Fellows program began in 2007 in honor of the sportsman and book collector John H. Daniels (1921-2006), a longtime supporter of the library. Since 2007, the fellowship has supported 38 researchers-in-residence at the NSLM from all regions of the United States and 10 foreign countries. • Haymarket resident Mohammad AlKhalili is in the process of finishing his Eagle Scout requirements. For his Eagle Scout project, he helped to repaint the fire lane curbs at Gravely Elementary School, refresh the mulch around the school, pull weeds and plant bushes and flowers. Mohammad will be eligible to become an Eagle Scout in October, just after his 12th birthday. When he does, he will be the youngest in Troop 924 to achieve the rank. According to his mother Heather Al-Khalili, his next

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goal will be to get all the merit badges he can while helping others in his troop advance and while provide leadership and guidance. Mohammad is also active in sports, playing lacrosse, football and wrestling. He is also a straight-A student. • The Mosby Heritage Area Association is preparing to host several history-themed activities in the near future. First, at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, guests are invited to attend the program, “Marking a Moment in Time: The Death of Cumberland George Orrison, the First Soldier to Die on Loudoun Soil During the Civil War.” On the early morning of Aug. 5, 1861, members of the Niagara Rifles crossed the Potomac and attacked the Confederate Mead’s Loudoun Cavalry camp opposite Point of Rocks. Cumberland George Orrison of Loudoun was the first soldier to die in the Civil War on Loudoun soil. In commemoration of the Civil War Sesquicentennial in Loudoun, this event will be held in two parts. Near the site of the Loudoun Cavalry’s camp that morning, there will be an introduction by several speakers. Then by caravan, those attending will reconvene near New Valley Church with the Orrison descendants to rededicate Orrison’s grave, which has been recently restored. Cavalry, an honor guard, and chaplain will participate in the rededication. The event will take place at the boat launch parking


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lot just west of the Rt. 15 bridge over the Potomac, opposite Point of Rocks in northern Loudoun. Admission is free to all—for more information, contact Ken Fleming at 540-338-4024. That evening, the Cavaliers, Courage and Coffee program, scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, will follow the theme, “Two Farms in the Heart of Mosby’s Confederacy: Experiencing the Wave of History First-Hand.” Beginning at Crednal and moving by darkened country lanes to Welbourne, a variety of characters in period dress will tell stories of 1861-1865 as the Civil War played out in this section of Loudoun County. Members of the Gray Ghost Interpretive Group play civilian, Mosby Ranger and Union cavalry roles offering a variety of viewpoints and insights from this war-wrapped section. The two-hour program is especially appropriate for families.  The atmosphere as darkness settles over the landscape and lanterns are lit exudes the feel of 1863 and makes for a memorable evening. Walking shoes are recommended, as some walking will be involved on the fields and lanes between the farms. Flashlights for the darkened lanes can be helpful. Crednal is located at 34500 Welbourne Road in Middleburg. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for students—reservations are not necessary. For more information, contact Judy Reynolds at 540687-6681, email info@mosbyheritagearea. org or visit www.mosbyheritagearea.org. • The Middleburg Community Center will host a presentation by author and garden designer Jon Carloftis at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13. The program, titled “Putting Style in the Garden,” will touch on design tips for gardens of every size and shape imaginable. A Kentucky native, Carloftis has been gardening for more than 23 years. He began his gardening career in 1986 when he became the owner of a popular home and garden store, the Rockcastle River Trading Company, on his family’s property in Livingston, KY. Carloftis is the designer of several gardens that have been featured in BMW Magazine, Country Home, Garden & Gun, Outdoor Rooms and Southern Living. In 1988, Carloftis moved to New York City to start his new business, Fine Gardens. His first clients were noted art collectors Barbara and Eugene Schwartz. As word of his talent spread, so did the demand for his services. He became an expert in rooftop and small space gardening. According to Carloftis, “Whether you have a rooftop or balcony in the city, a small backyard in the suburbs, or 100 acres in the country, it’s that small space right outside the back door that everyone uses most.”

Some of Carloftis’s recognizable clients include actors Mike Myers, Julianne Moore and Edward Norton; producer Jerry Bruckheimer and his wife Linda Bruckheimer; director, producer and actor M. Night Shyamalan; and the famed Lauder family of Estee Lauder. Carloftis has made multiple appearances on the Style Channel, The Home and Garden Channel (HGTV), ABC’s Good Morning America and Martha Stewart. In 2010, Carloftis was selected to design and install the Alltech Experience and the Kentucky Experience gardens at the World Equestrian Games in Lexington, KY, the games’ first appearance in the United States. In addition, he has designed gardens for the UK Arboretum. Carloftis, and his clients, have been honored with a number of gardening awards. He was the recipient of a landscaping design award from the Museum of the City of New York City, his client, Nancy Barron, received Lexington, KY’s DLC 2007 Landscape and Streetscape award, and his commercial client, The Lofts at Main & Rose,

received Lexington’s DLC 2008 Landscape and Streetscape Award. Carloftis is also the author of three books. His most recent is Beautiful Gardens of Kentucky, where he shows a portrait of 21 private and public outdoor spaces. He describes these gardens, some his own designs, as being “as distinguished as they are seductive.” To attend the luncheon and lecture, send $65 to the Piedmont Garden Club, P.O. Box 33, The Plains, VA 20198. The deadline for reservations is Sept. 6. For more information, contact Margaret Littleton at 540-687-6246 or email piedmontgardenclub@gmail.com. • Registration is now open for the 2011 Northern Virginia Senior Olympics, set for Sept. 17-28. Participants must be 50 years of age by Dec. 31 and live in  a sponsoring jurisdiction. In addition to traditional Olympic events such as track and field and swimming, other events include cards and board games, tennis, bowling, golf and more. New this year are volleyball, cycling, badminton and 1,600-meter run. Events will be held throughout the North-

ern Virginia region. Registration fee is $10 plus $1 per event. Deadline to register is Sept. 1. For more information or to register call 703-228-4721 or visit www.nvso.us. • The public is invited to come celebrate National Honey Bee Day at Sky Meadows State Park Aug. 20. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., beekeepers Doug and Ramona Morris will perform a honey extraction; there will also be displays about the art of beekeeping and honey bees. For more information call 540- 592-3556. • Live An Artful Life in The Plains will open an exhibit featuring the work of pottery artist Phyllis Handal beginning Saturday, Aug. 13. Handal will be in the gallery from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 13 to demonstrate how she creates her hand-painted pottery. Live jazz will start at 5 p.m. with the Samba do Jazz quartet and Vintage Ridge Winery will be offering tastings. Handal’s exhibit will be on display through Aug. 28. Live An Artful Life is located at 6474 Main Street in The Plains. For more information, call 540-2539797 or visit www.liveanartfullife.com.

Rock Around The Block took place on July 26 in Middleburg to welcome Dwight Clark, proprietor of The Grooming Room, an oldfashioned barbershop. Clark, who is also available for women’s short hair cuts, brings a lot of Loudoun County experience in his return to his hometown. Neighboring business staged the welcome event, and the photo is a mix of locals and shop personnel: (from left) Mary Woodruff (The Hill School), Joann Hazard (Middleburg Inn), Dwight Clark (The Grooming Room), his mother and caterer Carol Lee (Middleburg), Anna Porterfield (Country Way & Betsey), Nancy Neubert (Country Way), and Lisa Capraro (Betsey).   Photo by Lauren R Giannini


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Have you noticed water is not everywhere? The extreme heat and droughts that are now found around the world must lead to a conservation discussion on water usage. Water is not necessarily a replenishable resource. As with other elements in our environment we are not using water sustainably. Here in Virginia no crisis seems eminent, but the aquifers in the Great Plains and California’s Central Valley are being depleted by irrigation. Yet growing cities in the Southwest are taking more and more irrigation water. How does this affect us? It’s the food supply and that affects all of us. As with all environmental issues the solution is education, and that begins at home. Simple everyday examples are the best teachers. Thirty years ago when I was teaching kindergarten I taught the students to turn off the faucet while brushing their teeth and turn it back on to rinse. We then measured how much water was saved each day and figured how many gallons that would be in a year. For older children you could extrapolate that to how much in a life time. This kind of illustration needs further information for older children who will want to know why. According to the Earth Policy Institute, declining aquifers worldwide will lead to grain and food shortages. Presently, any need for additional water is resolved by digging deeper. In parts of Asia the wells are now over 1,000’ deep. In the U.S. the Great Plains and California Central Valley aquifers are being depleted in an unsustainable manner by massive irrigation. But the expanding cities in the Southwest are demanding so much water as to limit the amount for irrigation in these two major areas of food production. If we can teach or enforce water conservation in our populated areas we may be able to stall the impact on our food supply. And buying locally raised and grown food will balance this demand in a more sustainable way. The heat waves, which are becoming commonplace, evaporate water from our lakes and streams. Granted this removes it, but it is not lost as it falls as rain elsewhere. Is this part of the reason for the flooding that is rampant around the world? We all understand the water cycle, but conserving underground water keeps it out of the surface water cycle, and might have some impact. Obviously, from this speculative paragraph you can tell I am not a scientist, but might be considered a water conservationist. This is a role that all of

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us need to take on. So as the heat of summer rolls on, take these thoughts to heart and create your own message to your children and grandchildren about the importance of clean water in this 21st century. Talk to your neighbors about it, too. We are well on our way to finding ways to remove the use of many fossil fuels from our daily usage. They are another unsustainable resource at the rate we are consuming them. Many do not think of water in the same way, but in reality it is not a sustainable resource the way we presently use it. As population growth continues to spiral the need for water increases exponentially. So learning to conserve water use, in my opinion, is critical to our survival. Water will replace oil as the most important commodity of this century. We all need to become part of the solution and not part of the problem. (Marcia Woolman is a freelance writer who serves on the Virginia Executive Council of Trout Unlimited and a Stream Monitoring leader with the Goose Creek Association.)


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around a soccer ball on the school lawn and others, in an art class, wrote postcards that will be displayed at the National September 11 Memorial when it opens on the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks this September. The name of Kathryn Grazioso’s father and uncle and Victoria Santorelli’s grandmother are three of almost 3,000 that will be inscribed in bronze on the memorial. The two 17-year-olds teamed up in the art class to design and paint a large mailbox that will carry the postcards written by the campers to the memorial site. “This is for them,” Kathryn said. The tragedies the young people have coped with is unique from most others, according to Terry Sears, executive director of Tuesday’s Children, the organization that started Project Common Bond in 2007. “For these teenagers, the sudden, violent and public nature of their loss becomes an overwhelming and defining characteristic of their lives,” she said. “Their experience is not something that’s easily shared with others.” The future of Project Common Bond is somewhat uncertain for now. Sears said the goal is to keep the camp evolving to meet the needs of families shaken by terrorist acts. The

challenge is to keep it funded. The group received a surge of donations after 9/11, but funding has since gradually fallen off. Sears is working to ramp up donations from foundations, corporations and individuals to help cover the cost of the camp. It costs an average of $4,000 for one camper to attend the program. However, very few can afford even half of the cost. “As we think about the second decade of this program, we want to keep meeting the evolving needs of these teens,” she said. “Common Bond provides them with the opportunity to take their personal tragedy... and turn that tragedy into strength.” Sarrawi agreed that what matters is not necessarily what happened in her past, but what she does from today forward. She says making friends from other countries and helping her community in Palestine work toward peace is her way of moving forward. “I don’t blame anybody,” she said. “If I did, I would waste my whole life blaming people.” Tarr is also moving on. After his father and grandfather died, the 19-year-old enrolled in the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut, where he is studying diplomacy. “I want to work for the [United Nations] to promote peace,” he said. “This camp has given all of us a hope and a future.”

Kathryn Grazioso, in front, and Victoria Santorelli paint a mailbox that will hold the postcards written by campers at the National September 11 Memorial. Kathryn and Victoria both lost family members in the 9/11 attacks.


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PROPERTIES IN HUNT COUNTRY EDEN GLEN PARK

STONEWOOD

Reduced by $525,000-146 acres near the village of Rectortown with excellent road frontage along both Rectortown & Crenshaw Roads. Ideally situated in heart of Piedmont Fox Hounds hunt country  Lush open fieldsStone walls Pond Sweeping views of both the Blue Ridge & Cobbler Mountains  One house may be built on a pre-selected site near pond, 5 Bedroom conventional perc  Land in VOF Conservation easement $2,400,000

Middleburg - Stunning home on 7+ park-like acres overlooking the Little River in an enclave of stunning homes. Gourmet Kitchen  Paneled Library  15’ coffered ceiling in Family Room  2-story Living Room 1st Floor Master Suite with Separate Sitting Room and Luxury Master Bath  Dining Room  3-car Garage with Apartment  Basement currently being finished  Heated pool with extensive landscape. $2,295,000

Newly Listed Turn-Key Hunt Country Horse Farm outside Warrenton on 71 acres sporting a Charming European Country Home. Fancy Stabling for 14 horses, Run-In sheds & board fencing. A Guest House/Office is sited away from stable & main residence. Hacking trails connect to a larger network in Hunt Valley. $1,650,000

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Total gem in location, home and property Circa 1900, 3 Bedroom converted stable in an exclusive area Old pine floors, beams, and multiple French doors add light and charm Enjoy the privacy of this 3 acre property with it’s beautiful mature trees Multiple fenced areas surround both the home and the heated pool Near Foxcroft School. Considering all Offers! $875,000

Catherine Gutch (540) 270-1311

Traditional Virginia Farm House with recently upgraded kitchen and family room. Fabulous 6 (12x12) stalls centeraisle stable with fly mist system Wash Stall Tack Room with Bath, Kitchen & HVAC 13 acres+ are board fenced with 5 paddocks Equipment barn Ring  Quarantine barn. Close to Fredericksburg & Quantico Great commuter location. $699,000

Susie Ashcom (540) 729-1478

Beautiful, light filled end townhome within easy walking distance to the restaurants and shops of Middleburg. Chef/owner designed kitchen was extended two feet and is equipped with Miele gas cooktop & dishwasher, Kraft Maid cabinetry and granite counters. Four fully finished levels, 3 bedrooms, 3  baths, hardwood floors, security system and CAT 5 wiring throughout. Excellent move in $434,900 condition.

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Immaculate, recently renovated 3-bedroom, 2-bath brick house on 10 acres in The Plains, Virginia. New windows, new insulation, new kitchen, crown molding, storage. Overlooking Morningside Training Farm, ideal for someone who has a horse or two, or who would love to see horses out their windows. Possible investment income. Subject to boundary line adjustment with $425,000 Morningside.

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MYERS MILL-45 acres along the Rappahannock River just west of Warrenton. Lovely views to the Blue Ridge and across the rolling hay fields that make up most of this property. Trails down thru 10 acres of hardwoods to the swimming hole and its diving rock. $495,000 COON TREE ROAD - Located in Halfway, just minutes to Middleburg or The Plains. Almost 3 mostly cleared acres dotted with mature trees. Ideal for hunt box or main house. Approved 4 bedroom perc. Orange County Hunt. $350,000 CARRINGTON ROAD - Delaplane - Rare opportunity to own land nestled amongst larger, protected land in Delaplane. Rolling and partially cleared. The elevated house sites offer gorgeous South Easterly views. 11+ acres in two parcels. Convenient to I-66. Ideal for Conservation $349,000 easement potential. CANNON RIDGE-Middleburg-Excellent opportunity to build your dream home on a 10 or 14 acre parcel both with a Middleburg address. Conveniently located off Route 50 just east of Middleburg. Mostly wooded land with mature trees, quiet dead end gravel drive. Lovely potential building sites. $335,000 or $450,000

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Move in ready. Charming remodeled Middleburg property. Offering 3 Bedroom, 2 Baths, new Kitchen and hardwood floors  Fully finished walk-out basement with Family Room and extra room for Office or guest  Large deck off the kitchen and plenty of storage space all in a convenient in-town location. $389,000

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