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The One New Man The creation of the one new man (Eph. 2:14-15) is extremely crucial in the New Testament, but it has been neglected by most Christians. When Christ died on the cross, not only did He deal with sins, the old man, Satan, and the world; He also abolished in His flesh the law of the commandments in ordinances. This is not the law of the moral commandments but the law of the ritual commandments, composed principally of the practice of circumcision, the observance of dietary regulations, and the keeping of the Sabbath. These ordinances were the main “columns” of Judaism. The ordinances, the different ways of living and worshipping, had to be abolished by Christ on the cross so that He could create the Jewish and Gentile believers into one new man and make peace among all believers. The Jews and Gentiles were separated to the uttermost by the ordinances. But both peoples were created in Christ with the divine essence into one new entity, which is a corporate man, the church. Most believers recognize that the church is the ecclesia, the gathering or assembling of God’s called people. This, however, is an elementary understanding of the church. A somewhat more advanced concept of the church is that it is God’s household or family. An even higher understanding of the church is to see that the church is the Body of Christ. The highest understanding of the church is that it is the one new man. These four concepts of the church are like four levels in the educational system: kindergarten, elementary, high school, and college. We need to advance from the kindergarten level of the church, that of the assembly, to the college level, that of the one new man. The relationship among Christians in an assembly, a gathering, is not very close. The relationship is much closer and more intimate among those in the family, the household. Moreover, we are not only members of God’s family but also members of the Body of Christ, where the relationship among the members is still closer. Those in an assembly and the members of a family may be separated from one another, but the members of a body cannot be separated from the body unless they are amputated. Wherever a body goes, the members must go also; they have no choice. However, in the one new man the fellowship is even more intimate than in the Body. The new man is corporate and universal. There are many believers, but there is only one new man in the universe. All the believers are components of this one corporate and universal new man. One reason the one new man has been missed is the translation of Ephesians 4:22 and 24 in the New American Standard Bible. Instead of using the word man in these two verses, this version says in verse 22 to “lay aside the old self” and in verse 24 to “put on the new self.” The Revised Standard Version is also in error by adopting the renderings, “put off your old nature” and “put on the new nature.” W. E. Vine, however, had some understanding of this matter. In his Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words he says that the new man in 4:24 is the church because it is the same new man mentioned in 2:15. Because the new man is created of two peoples, the Jewish and Gentile believers, it must be a corporate entity. In Colossians 3:10-11 Paul tells us that we need to “put on the new man, which is being renewed unto full knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, slave, free man,

but Christ is all and in all.” The word where, referring to the new man in verse 10, means in the new man. There is no natural person in the new man. Furthermore, there is no possibility, no room, for any natural person. There cannot be Greeks, who care for philosophical wisdom, and Jews, who care for miraculous signs (1 Cor. 1:22). There cannot be circumcision and uncircumcision. Circumcision refers to the observers of the Jewish religious rituals; uncircumcision refers to those who do not care for the Jewish religion. Furthermore, in the new man there cannot be barbarian, Scythian, slave, or free man. A barbarian is an uncultured person, the Scythians were considered the most barbarous people, the slaves were those sold into slavery, and the free men were those who had been freed from slavery. No matter what kind of person we may be, as far as the new man is concerned, we must regard ourselves as nobodies. In the new man there is room only for Christ, not for any kind of natural person. In the new man there is no possibility for racial differences (Greek and Jew), religious differences (circumcision and uncircumcision), cultural differences (barbarian, Scythian), or socioeconomic differences (slave, free man). In the new man there cannot be any Jew or Greek, and there cannot be any white or any black. As a complement to Ephesians and Colossians, Paul wrote at approximately the same time period, the book of Philemon which provides a beautiful illustration of the believers’ equal status in the new man. The new man is not Chinese, Japanese, French, English, German, or American. The new man is only Christ. Christ is all and in all in the new man! The new man is of Christ. It is His Body, created in Him on the cross (Eph. 2:15-16; 1 Cor. 12:12). It is not individual but corporate (Col. 3:10-11). In this corporate new man Christ is all and in all—He is all the members of the new man and in all the members. In the new man there is room only for Christ. He is everything in the new man. In the new man He is the centrality and universality. He is the unique constituent of the new man. Thus, the church is not just an assembly of believers, a kingdom of heavenly citizens, a household of God’s children, or even a Body for Christ. In its ultimate, uttermost aspect, it is a new man to accomplish God’s eternal purpose—to have a corporate expression and representation on earth (Gen. 1:26; 2:9; Eph. 3:11). As the Body of Christ, the church needs Christ as its life, whereas as the new man, the church needs Christ as its person (Gal. 2:20). This new corporate person should live a life like that which Jesus lived on earth, that is, a life of reality that expresses God and causes God to be realized as the reality by man. The Lord has no way to accomplish His purpose until He has this one new man on the earth. In this day and age, with so much racial, cultural, religious, and economic division among men, the church must stand as one new man to be God’s corporate expression! How critical it is that this ultimate aspect of the church be fully understood and recovered! “Gleanings from the Bible” is a series of articles contributed by a local Christian home meeting group that loves the Lord Jesus, believes that the Bible is God’s Word, and cares for the oneness of the Body of Christ. For more information please visit our website at www. fromhouse2house.org or email us at info@fromhouse2house.org. This article is based in part on footnotes from the Holy Bible Recovery Version published by Living Stream Ministry.


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14 Private School vs Public School It boils down to what’s best for the student BY WILL SCARING

Get Creative with Kerry Molina Be Still, My Art! How anyone can draw a still life BY KERRY MOLINA

10 Navigating Relationships and Money BY DONNA WOOD

12 Tame Tuition Bills: 7 Tips for Winning College Money BY MARIANNE RAGINS, CSP™

16 Is it a Cold or Allergies? 3 things you need to know as we head into sneezing season

20 Burst Tomato with Mascarpone and Herb Tortellini By Laura Sears

22 Origin of a Recipe

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Looking to Give Back to the Library? Here’s a Few Ideas BY WHITNEY ARCHER

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o you benefit from visiting your local library? Do you love access to books, digital collections, and meeting places? Do you ever wish you could share your love for books and community? The Prince William Public Library System relies on our patrons’ generosity in many ways - from Friends’ groups, to volunteers, to donations of used books. And we’d love to have you help us expand how we bring literacy and information to residents of Prince William County and the surrounding area! Here are some ways you can help: AMAZON WISH LIST Would you be willing to buy a very-loved board book title for our littlest readers? The Library has a small, title-specific Amazon wish list for books and other materials patrons are eager to check out. If you buy a title, it will go straight to processing and into the system. You can also buy an item in honor or in memoriam of someone. For more information, please search for “amazon wish list” on pwcgov.org/library to find direct links. DONATE GENTLY USED BOOKS

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used books, DVDs, and other current materials, bring them to your local library. These items are greatly appreciated, as they are sold by the Friends of the Library groups to raise money for programming such as book clubs and summer concerts. For more information and details on what is and isn’t accepted, as well as a list of alternative donation spots, please search for “donating materials” on pwcgov.org/library. JOIN A FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY CHAPTER PWPLS has

six chapters of Friends of the Library – one for each of its full-service libraries. Each group is dedicated to raising funds through donations and book sales to enable the libraries to provide free cultural, recreational, and informational programs to patrons of all ages. For more information about your local chapter, please search for “friends of the library” on the PWPLS website.

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BUY MORE BOOKS! Want to stretch your entertainment budget? Many of our libraries have periodic used book sales, as well as smaller ongoing sections of items for sale. Proceeds go to programming and other library needs. For dates and locations, please search “book sales” on the PWPLS website. GIVE TO HONOR A PERSON OR GROUP You can donate

items to the library to honor or memorialize a person or group of your choice. These books, DVDs, audiobooks, and other items will be placed in our collection as an endowment to benefit our patrons. For more information, please contact your local library branch. PURCHASE A COMMEMORATIVE BRICK If you would like to

honor a loved one in a more permanent way, consider purchasing a commemorative brick to be used at the Haymarket Gainesville,

Montclair, or Potomac library locations. These bricks can be engraved with a message of your choice and will be displayed in a public area. For details, please search for “donate a brick” at pwcgov.org/library. DONATE Through online donations, bequests, and legacies, there are several ways to donate to the Library System directly. The Prince William Public Library System Foundation also assists the system with ongoing needs through community involvement. For more information, please search for “ways to give” on the PWPLS website. No matter how you give, please know that we greatly appreciate our communities. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to do what we love: bringing people, information, and ideas together to enrich lives and build community in a welcoming, inclusive environment. ❖


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An artist, writer, teacher, and tutor, as well as the owner of Yellow Brick Road Studio and Enrichment Workshops, Molina was voted Lifestyle’s 2018 Best Local Artist. She holds a BA in Art History from Ithaca College and an MA in Museum Studies from The George Washington University. She resides in Gainesville with her husband, two children, and two cats.

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his month, I urge you to try creating the age-old “still life.” What is a still life? A still life is a piece of art that features an arrangement of inanimate objects as its subject. Usually, these items are set on a table and often include organic objects like fruit and flowers and household items like glassware and textiles. I would argue that there have been still life paintings for as long as there have been, well…paintings! When an artist needed a subject, he could simply grab a vase or some fruit. As opposed to landscape or portrait painting, still life gives an artist the freedom to arrange her own composition at any time. Why am I suggesting this for you? My goal, each month, is to remind you that your creativity wants to come out and play. That it needs experiences through which it can do so. This idea is another one that is low-cost, enjoyable, open-ended and can be done with the children, too. Try it as a family activity. Set up your still life in the middle of a table, remembering to put things in the eyeline of each person participating, and seat everyone around it. Everyone’s perspective of the items, and therefore everyone’s picture, will be different. Start with something tall, then find some mediumheight items with interesting shapes or lines, and lastly, add some smaller items like fruit or shells. I’m sure there are plenty of vases, pitchers, and pieces of pottery already in your home that you can use but if nothing’s inspiring you, run

over to the Copper Cricket in Haymarket or Stuff! Consignments in Gainesville. You’re certain to find the perfect still life subject among their treasures! Another fun thing about painting still lifes is that the ideas are endless. How about a summery set up with a pineapple, a tropical flower and some sunglasses? Try a fall theme with pumpkins and gourds. Or try representing a passion or hobby—how about a guitar with a Fedora and a wine bottle. There so many possibilities. Once you have your set up, it is time to make some art. Don’t get nervous about getting it “right.” There is no right or wrong in art. We aren’t even necessarily shooting for realism. My suggestion for beginners is to use a Sharpie Ultra Fine point marker. If you use pencil, you might get lost in so-called mistakes and lots of erasing. If you go for it with permanent marker, you are embracing the playfulness of the experience. I might also suggest using watercolor paper so you can paint it afterwards. (This is another reason to use permanent markers as they don’t run when you add water on top.) Here are a few tips: Pretend you’re an alien who just arrived on this planet and are seeing these objects for the first time ever. You don’t know what they are but you’re going to draw these shapes the best you can. In other words, draw what you see, not what your brain is telling you a vase should look like. Draw the object that is closest to you first. Objects that are closest to the viewer should be lowest on the paper as well. Then draw in the item behind that one, and so on. Be sure not to let your lines intersect. Lastly, draw a horizon line in the middle of your paper, skipping over the drawing. This will make it look like the arrangement is sitting on a tabletop. Above all, have fun with it! You could leave it as a line drawing or paint loosely over it with some watercolors. If you do more still lifes going forward, experiment with different media like crayons or pencil. Stretching yourself with new activities will open up and release those creative juices. Like most skills, creativity can be developed and will improve with practice. I would love to see your still life pictures if you want to share them with me at kerryc627@yahoo.com. ❖

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Money and Relationships local expert THE EXPERT:

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Wood Smith Advisors, a woman-owned Registered Investment Advisor (RIA) located in Haymarket, is a feeonly financial services firm that partners with its clients to simplify their financial lives. We focus on women, entrepreneurs and individuals with complex financial situations, providing objective and competent advice, education and services to help them develop and build their businesses and reach their financial goals. For more information, visit WoodSmith Advisors.com.

How to navigate difficult conversations when your views don’t align BY DONNA WOOD, CPA/PFS, CFP®

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hen you’re in a committed relationship, you’re going to experience disagreements. When those disagreements are about finances, it can be especially uncomfortable because we all have emotional hang ups when it comes to money. Whether one of you is a spender and the other is a saver, or you disagree about where your “extra” money from bonuses or unexpected cash windfalls should go, financial disagreements can lead to tension in your relationship. Luckily, you can move through these difficult conversations with relative ease by following a few simple steps.

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Don’t Avoid the Conflict The first step you and your partner or spouse need to take is embracing the fact that these disagreements are going to happen and understand that they spark meaningful conversations about money that are going to bring the two of you closer together. Although you and your partner may not ever agree when it comes to certain financial topics, creating a space where you can discuss your opinions without judgement and with a mind for learning and understanding what the other feels is critical.

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have to agree with your spouse or partner about all things money. Of course, it would be more convenient if that was the case, but you’re two individuals with unique world views and experiences that shape your financial views. When you find that your opinions about money differ, it can be helpful to take a step back and look at the big picture. Ask yourself these questions: What are our life goals? How does this financial decision move us toward fulfilling those goals? Focusing on your goals can help you to find common ground with your partner when it comes to financial decisions.

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ith tuition costs continuing to outpace inflation, many families are rethinking their strategy to pay for college. For a family with more than one kid in college, additional payment options become even more critical. This is particularly true if you want to save for retirement at the same time. One approach has students considering community colleges or postponing college plans. Others look at best value colleges rather than a favorite first choice. Some prepare to amass parent and student loans. Instead of changing plans or creating staggering loan balances, use these seven tips to win college money and find additional avenues to shrink their total college bills.

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the day ends. Not only that, but with a wide selection of extracurricular activities run by the school system, it seems like a public school education is an easy choice to make. Coco Jacobs, a Gainesville mother of three, has had experience with both public and private education. Her two sons attended public school where they played sports, made friends, and flourished. Said Jacobs, “When it comes to distance and pricing compared to a private school, using a public school for education was no contest.”

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However, there are other options out there for those who prefer a different approach to the education of their children. Many parents who feel that public school is not an appropriate fit for their student might find the smaller class sizes of a private school to be a better fit. Said Marc Belanger, the Director of Advancement at Highland School, a private school in Warrenton, “A major benefit of an independent school education is the small teacher-student ratio that empowers teachers to give each child the highly individualized attention and support they need.” According to Jacobs, while her daughter Emma started in public school like her older siblings, she really found the academic push she needed once she moved to Middleburg Academy, a private school in Middleburg. While Emma is primarily there for educational reasons, she’s also found that she enjoys the social life aspect of the school. “She’s friendly with all of her classmates and her teachers,” said Jacobs, “and there’s enough accountability among the staff that someone is always helping her keep an eye on her grades.” So then the question arises: how does one decide what place is best for their children? “In my opinion,” said Belanger, “finding the ‘right’ school for a student is a highly personalized process which does not easily lend itself to general comparisons. Each family must decide what is best for them.” Jacobs believes the answer lies more in the needs of the child than in the needs of the parent. “I’ve found that public school works very well for children who are self-motivated and want to go out to achieve themselves, but for children that need that little bit of extra academic push, a private education might be a better way to go.” In an area like ours, there are numerous options for primary and secondary education, and each school has its own approach, areas of emphasis, and ideology. To narrow the question to simply “should we go public or private?” is to ignore the unique qualities that every school has. When push comes to shove, the most important factor in a child’s education is how it is pursued, and if it is effective. ❖


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1. How quickly your symptoms hit can indicate whether it’s a cold or allergies. Allergy symptoms, such as sneezing or watery eyes, can occur soon or immediately after exposure to allergens. Many people assume that their seasonal allergies will wait to rear their ugly heads once the outdoors are tinted yellow with pollen covering every surface, but it takes much less than that. Even if there is no visible yellow dusting on the ground, if you experience symptoms soon after coming inside you’re likely having an allergic reaction. Colds, on the other hand, take a few days to develop after exposure. “We think of colds in chunks of three days,” says Dr. DeRosa. “It takes three days to develop symptoms, then the cold usually stays with you in full swing for another three days, and it will take about three more days to feel completely better.” Colds develop gradually over a couple of days, then may last seven to 10 days, or sometimes a little longer, before you are back to normal.

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he arrival of spring brings longer days, warmer weather… and an explosion of pollen that can absolutely torment those of us with seasonal allergies. But with allergies displaying symptoms similar to the common cold, it can be hard sometimes to know which you’re suffering from. Gary A. DeRosa, MD, a physician at Novant Health UVA Health System Bull Run Family Medicine – Manassas, shares some tips on how to tell the difference and keep yourself healthy.

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Since colds are caused by viruses, not bacteria, antibiotics will not help a cold. Your own immune system will handle viruses and doctors suggest that people suffering from colds stay home, get plenty of rest and drink fluids, such as water or tea, to stay hydrated. Over-the-counter medications can help relieve some of the symptoms of a cold to help you rest and sleep comfortably. Allergies can also be treated with over-the-counter decongestants, antihistamines or nasal sprays. Dr. DeRosa says the best initial over-thecounter treatments are steroid nasal sprays, such as Flonase and Nasacort. Claritin, Allegra, Zyrtec and Alavert are all popular brands of over-thecounter antihistamines available to treat seasonal allergies. Other antihistamines

with brand names like Benadryl or Chlor-Trimeton are also effective for running noses and sneezing but can cause drowsiness. It is important to be aware of all medication directions and dosages. People should be wary of overmedicating when taking decongestants, which can elevate blood pressure and heart rate. People with high blood pressure and diabetes are advised to skip the decongestants altogether and speak with their doctor before taking any medication. Ask your pediatrician or family doctor for advice on treating young children and when to bring them in to be seen. Cold medications must be avoided in all children under the age of three.

3. Prevention takes different practices. When it comes to colds, the best way to stay healthy is by washing your hands frequently, especially after coming in contact with someone who may be sick. If possible, avoid face-to-face contact with sick people all together until they are on the mend. Adequate sleep, exercise and a healthy diet are also essential in avoiding viral illnesses. Allergies can be a bit trickier to avoid, since allergens are part of our everyday environments. Taking a daily antihistamine before you start feeling symptoms can help, as can trying to avoid pollen, dust and pet dander that commonly cause allergic reactions. Fortunately, the common cold and seasonal allergies are rarely cause for a visit to the doctor and can be managed effectively at home. Dr. DeRosa recommends that patients layer their relief, starting with nasal sprays and adding antihistamines as symptoms progress. If there is no improvement after a few days, it is time to see a provider. Visit www.novanthealthuva.org/find-adoctor/family-medicine.aspx to locate a family medicine provider from Novant Health UVA Health System. ❖


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“When’s the last time you did something the first time?” This quote is heard often at the start of a Tough Mudder event. If you haven’t been to a Tough Mudder event before, you’ll have the opportunity soon without having to drive that far. Tough Mudder is coming to Silver Lake Regional Park in Haymarket on Saturday June 1, and Sunday June 2. What exactly is a Tough Mudder event? It’s the craziest, muddiest, most fun you’ll probably ever have while challenging yourself physically and mentally. It’s a like-minded community of people who’ve chosen to do something different with their weekend, make new friends, make memories - and have the time of their lives doing it. A Tough Mudder features several different race formats to choose from. Tough Mudder Classic is one 8-10 mile loop of mud-soaked mayhem loaded with 25 obstacles, including 10 new or updated obstacles for 2019. Tough Mudder 5K is its own exhilarating experience with around 13 obstacles over

3 miles. Both race formats give you the opportunity to get outside your comfort zone, discover what you’re made of, and cross that finish line stronger than you started. Both are untimed, so there’s no pressure and no judgement. Still got the competitive drive you had in high school or college sports? Register for Tougher Mudder. Tougher Mudder takes the signature course and adds a competitive, timed twist, allowing Mudders to push themselves to a new level, while still maintaining the core values of teamwork and camaraderie. Actual course details will not be released until about two weeks before the event, but you can bank on unique and exhilarating obstacles such as Funky Monkey, Quagmire, Berlin Walls, Devil’s Beard, and The Gauntlet along with some of the more teamwork-based obstacles such as Blockness Monster, Mud Mile 2.0, and Everest 2.0. Obstacles such as Augustus Gloop and Arctic Enema involve getting in and out of ice water, but thankfully this event is in June and it’s going to be hot. (My advice for conquering these obstacles is don’t hesitate, move fast, and remember to breathe!) The last obstacle on every course this year is Electroshock Therapy. Yes, you will get zapped when running

through the dangling wires, but you always have the option of skipping it. Sounds like a blast right? And I know you want to bring the kids, too. Well you can on Saturday and if they’re between the ages of 5-12 and at least 42” tall, they can get filthy and have fun in Mini Mudder. Mini Mudder is an obstacle course mud run comprised of quartermile laps designed for adventure-seeking youngsters. The course gives kids the chance to work as a team, get muddy, and experience the thrill of adventure. After your race, have fun in Mudder Village with live entertainment, epic games and challenges, local food, and a never ending-supply of Mudder Nation camaraderie. Enjoy that hard-earned frosty beverage while wearing your finisher shirt and headband. So tell me, when’s the last time you did something the first time? Can’t recall? Register for an event you’ll never forget. Visit toughmudder.com and use code BRAND4869 at checkout to receive 30% off your registration for either the Tough Mudder Classic or the Tough Mudder 5K. ❖

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eason changes in Virginia have a tendency to sneak up on us and after the winter we’ve had, I think it’s safe to say that however spring chooses to make its grand appearance, we’re ready. With plenty of snow and ice behind us, it feels good to turn the page and welcome spring with bright colors, bright flavors, and fresh herbs. And that’s where this recipe comes in! I love this recipe for several reasons. It’s fast, tasty, simple enough to make for a weeknight meal, and beautiful enough to serve to guests. Don’t shy away from the cheese; it’s incredibly mild. And as for the tomatoes, tell your kids that bursting them brings out all their sugar, making them even sweeter. I use tortellini here as it’s a hearty pasta and the combination of the taste of the mascarpone melting over it and the roasted tomatoes will leave you wondering why you ever eat out. So give it a try now, and then just wait to fall in love with it even more as all those fresh herbs start really popping up in your garden. Add some shrimp or chicken on top, invite some friends over, and celebrate the warmer weather ahead!

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DIRECTIONS 1. Fill a large pot with water, add 2 teaspoons of salt and bring it to a boil. Meanwhile, set your oven to broil with the rack about 4-5 inches from the top. Stir together your tomatoes, garlic and olive oil and place on a jelly roll pan,

seasoning well with salt and pepper. Prepare your pasta according to the directions on the package and broil your tomatoes for 7 minutes. 2. While your pasta is cooking and the tomatoes are being broiled get your herbs together. I love the combination of basil, oregano, and parsley here, washing the herbs under water, tearing the leaves off the stems, and roughly chopping the herbs. 3. When the pasta is done cooking quickly strain it in a colander and then transfer to a serving dish. Top the pasta with the tomatoes, garlic and their juices. Now it’s time for dolloping on the mascarpone, squeezing over the juice of two lemons, the zest of one lemon, and sprinkling on the herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste, stir it up and enjoy! ❖


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Origin of a Recipe HOMEMADE CHORIZO WITH GROUND P O R K F R O M W H I F F L E T R E E FA R M YIELD: 8 SERVINGS

STORY AND PHOTOS BY AARON LYNCH, CHEF-OWNER, HIDDEN JULLES CAFE

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elcome to the fifth edition of Origin of a Recipe. This month we’re sharing our famous chorizo recipe. I developed this chorizo recipe out of a need for sausage that did not contain sugars and other unwanted ingredients, like dextrose. I asked a few butchers to custom process a mixture without sugars and to my surprise, I couldn’t t convince them to do it. I have so many customers with dietary restrictions. I wholeheartedly wanted to meet the needs of my paleo and glutenfree customers. This recipe was also very personal to me as I am living a paleo lifestyle, too. That’s when my friend, Jesse Straight from Whiffletree Farm, and I came up with a plan. When I opened Hidden Julles Cafe, I instantly fell in love with

Jesse’s philosophy for raising and processing livestock. In addition, he also has a heart for farming in a way that promotes earth friend sustainability. Jesse loves raising pigs. He says, “They are very lovable animals and clearly appreciate the lives we give them. When we give them fresh pasture they chomp the grass and greens with relish!” Jesse first trains the pigs to use electric fencing. Once they are trained, he is able to string up wire paddocks on pasture and in the woods. The pigs are moved to fresh pasture or woods at least every other week. Jesse is a very strategic farmer. He says, “We move them often, and this movement is the critical game-changer in the health of the animal and health of the land; and this is what the industrial organic

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producers are unwilling to do. Moving them frequently to fresh pasture imitates what animals naturally do in the wild. The movement gives the animal fresh forage and clean ground. Fresh forage means better nutrition. Clean ground means less stress on their immune system. This is because they are not mucking around in their own excrement and with all the pathogens (viruses, bacteria, and parasites) that would love a stationary and unsanitary host.” In addition, the land loves to get a biological massage, tilled and grazed and manured by the pigs. The land also wants rest, which he facilitates when the pigs move on so that it can metabolize what the pigs did and put down. Jesse adds, “All this adds up to pigs that are healthy and happy, a land whose fertility is ever improving!” After getting my hands on Jesse’s amazing meats. I experimented with recipes for chorizo and sage sausage. For the chorizo, I learned to mix the wet and dry ingredients together to make a paste, and then add that mixture to the meat. I discovered that if all of the ingredients are mixed together, it almost had a batter like consistency. I love adding interesting ingredients to enhance flavors. For the chorizo recipe, you’ll see that I use cinnamon. At Hidden Julles Cafe, I feature the chorizo on the Eggs Benedict Parker and other items. Come in and give them a try! ❖

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KATE SPRAGUE BJORKLAND:

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about this garden every single day, but I have no plan and

make no demands as to the specific order of things. The lack of order is why there are so many mistakes, but it keeps me from fretting over silly things like mold spots or the rabbit that eats things. My solid lack of planning means I have no idea what will happen next, but sometimes the results are unexpected and enchanting.

it means additional work many times over in the future. MKK: Planning is an ongoing thing. Recently I started raised bed vegetable gardening. Planning for that began in December when I received my Baker Creek Seeds catalog. As for maintenance, it should be done all year long. If you let it go it makes spring chores overwhelming. I feel that this causes many gardeners or new gardeners a feeling of failure. We have all felt that

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ARE THERE OPTIONS OTHER THAN FAUX OR PRESERVED? If live, artificial, or preserved plants are not to your liking then consider utilizing textures and patterns that mimic nature. Botanical printed fabric, nature photography, and verdant colors are traditional suggestions; but you can also capture some of the benefits of bringing nature inside by employing elements of Biophilic Design. Try diffuse irregular patterns, dappled light, and gentle moving air currents to

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You’re deep into the winter blahs, staring gloomily out the window at a dull, dormant landscape. You long for some green and flowering loveliness… in fact, you might even be tempted to push things along a bit. Our region is in USDA Hardiness Zone 7, where the date of last frost is mid- to late April. While it’s still too early to put in tender plants, there are some things you can do now to awaken both yourself and your garden.

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PLAN: Whether you have acres to plant or just a small patch, March is an ideal time to determine what you want to do in your garden this year. Start by taking a walk around the yard and making note of what needs to be done. Review catalogs, magazines and websites to get ideas and decide what’s appropriate for your space. Look at your calendar and create a gardening timetable for when to do what. If you’re thinking about a major installation, now’s the time to consult with a landscape designer to draw up a plan and budget … and maybe get a second opinion or two.


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CLEAN UP: Not fun, but necessary. If you didn’t do this last fall before putting the garden to bed, you should wash out flower pots and planters, and clean, sharpen, and oil your tools. Check hoses for leaks, and test-drive the lawn mower. Clear away fallen twigs, dead leaves, and other debris from garden beds, and run a rake through the lawn to remove thatch and enhance aeration. This is also a good time to prune certain trees and shrubs; those that flower in summer – like butterfly bush, crape myrtle, barberry, and most roses – should be pruned on a mild day in February or early March, as should fruit trees like apple, pear, peach and plum. (Pruning is a tricky business but Better Homes and Gardens has a great guide called “What to Prune When” on bhg. com.) In any case, it’s always good to remove any obviously dead or damaged branches, leaves, and buds.

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START SEEDS INDOORS: Unlike cleaning up, this is not necessary but great fun. You could wait and purchase plants and seedlings, but you’ll save money and gain enormous satisfaction from starting your own seeds. There are kits available, containing seed-starting soil and biodegradable pots that can be planted in the ground when warm enough, but you can also use items you have on hand: egg cartons, milk containers, etc., all fully cleaned, make excellent seed trays. Use a sterile seed-starting mix, thoroughly moistened and packed into the containers, and follow instructions on the seed packets regarding depth and spacing of the seeds. They’ll need good drainage, moisture, and lots of light to germinate; once the leaves sprout, rotate the trays every few days so the shoots won’t lean toward one direction. As the seedlings fill out, thin and transplant them to larger pots to continue strengthening their roots. When they’re a few inches tall and sturdy, acclimate them to the outdoors gradually through a process called “hardening off” – placing them in a protected area outside, away from wind and direct sunlight, for a few hours every day and bringing them inside at night for two weeks, increasing the outdoor time a little every day. For additional guidance, see the excellent seed-starting guide on gardeners.com.

PUT COLD-HARDY PLANTS IN CONTAINERS: Happily, if you absolutely can’t wait, there are hardy annuals and perennials that can be planted in containers now and left outdoors; if a deep freeze is forecast, you can cover them or pull them inside. Who doesn’t love seeing sweet pansies, violets, and primroses smiling up through the snow? These can be accompanied by Virginia bluebells, bleeding hearts, several types of daisies, and hellebores in charming plantings in all kinds of pots. And don’t forget the edible options: collards, lettuces, cabbages, radishes, kale, peas, and spinach all actually do better in cool weather.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Stella Veraduccia is the pen name of a popular writer based in Northern Virginia. In past lives she was an English teacher, writer and editor, nonprofit executive, and the founder of a fictitious organization called The International Sisterhood of Eccentric Aunties.

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The highly anticipated Virginia Bluebells and trilliums may be visible in our local parks such as the Manassas Battlefield or Merrimac Farms. Did you know that the Virginia Bluebell is the official flower of Prince William County? It is, and its blooms only last a few weeks – so get out and enjoy them while you can. Are you noticing small trees or bushes beginning to bud around you? Forsythia and Eastern redbud blooms are among the first to burst into glory. You may even have observed the state tree of Virginia – the flowering

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Virginia soils, so they’ll be more successful and require less maintenance. A walk through your neighborhood or community can probably provide a few examples of trees that were originally planted too close to homes and driveways. A Southern Magnolia that looks perfect on the corner of your house when it’s 6 feet tall is going to look completely out of place once it reaches 40 feet tall and 20 feet wide. If you do have a large tree that is touching your house, you might need to remove it. Large branches hitting your siding or roof can cause damage. Leaves and small branches can clog gutters and cause water damage. If you really love the tree, contact a local certified Arborist at www.tressaregood.org to see if it can be heavily trimmed and saved. If the tree must be removed, replace it with a flowering shrub like Virginia Sweetspire (Itea virginica) that will add interest to your landscaping. You may have heard this common gardener mantra “right plant – right place,” which simply means that if you don’t have the right space for a plant, then you’re wasting your time and money. My last piece of advice as you take inventory of your yard this spring, is to enjoy your garden. Delight in the signs of new growth. Appreciate the slightly warmer temperature and the slightly longer days. Focus on the pleasant thought that winter has passed and the delightful summer flowers will soon be on the rise. ❖

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BY TERRI AUFMUTH

There are many plants that can be pruned when dormant. From ornamental grasses, to flowering trees, and shrubs, here’s how to give them the nip and tuck they need.

ornamental grasses

boxwood

The best time to cut back ornamental grasses like Maiden and Feather Reed grass is at the end of February/early March. Cutting back ornamental grasses can be a messy task, so I suggest using duct or packing tape and wrapping it just above where you plan to make your cut. Using a pruning saw or electric hedge clippers (this is the only application where electric hedge clippers are allowed, in my opinion) makes for quick clean-up.

Pruning shrubs can be tricky and temperature sensitive. As far as Boxwood are concerned, February/March is a great time to prune. Thinning to allow air flow and light into the centers of the plant is ideal. Lightly shaping is also optional. It is best not to prune ahead of sub-zero temperatures though. This can be detrimental to the plant so be aware of upcoming weather.

crape myrtles Crape Myrtles should be pruned to removed crossing branches, suckers (growth from the bottom), and old blooms. Period. Crape Myrtles should not be taken to their knees or cut back to 2-3 single stalks. Doing so is called “crape murder” and produces weak branching, reduces the number of flowers, and destroys the ability of the tree to grow to its natural graceful and umbrella-like shape and form.

pruning tool tips:

We all love our Spirea, hydrangea, and lilacs! They bring light, life, and energy to our gardens attracting butterflies and bees, our much needed pollinators. Pruning of these flowering shrubs can be tricky so read carefully.

spirea Most Japanese Spirea should be pruned by the end of February/early March, by pruning back to the ground to 8”-10.” Spirea Japonica, also can be pruned at this time. However, Spirea Bumalda and Vanhoutte need to be pruned after they bloom.

Always clean your tools with rubbing alcohol between uses. Keep your tools sharpened for good clean cuts. Never use electric hedge clippers to prune shrubs. They leave “split ends” and are not healthy for the plant. If you need assistance with pruning, please contact a licensed and insured landscape contractor with proven experience and references.

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hydrangea The most common hydrangea, Hydrangea macrophylla, should be pruned in March. Remove dead branches and deadhead blooms from last year. However, Oakleaf Hydrangeas should not be pruned until June/July, after they bloom. It is important you have an idea of what species of hydrangea you have or you might be pruning at the wrong time and may prune potential blooms.

lilac Oh, how we love this sweetscented southern plant. All lilacs bloom on old growth, so the best time to prune is May/ June. It’s important to prune right after they bloom to thin, reduce suckers, and crossing branches as well. Pruning later will take away from the next spring blooms. ❖ ABOUT THE AUTHOR Terri Aufmuth is the owner of Cornerstone Landscaping, a local landscape design, build, and maintain firm serving Northern Virginia since 1997. Terri is also a board member of Comfort Cases, and has resided in Prince William County since 1979.


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STORY BY AMANDA M. SOCCI PHOTOS BY JENNIFER SILVER

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omeowners get ready – spring is right around the corner! With the advent of this refreshing and pleasant season comes the promise of sweet birds singing, warmer weather, and the gentle bloom of flowering plants. Rather that simply waiting for spring to burst into bloom, why not consider bringing a touch of the garden indoors into your bedroom, living room, kitchen, and any space that needs a boost of nature. Gainesville resident and interior designer Jen Silver knows a thing or two about how to bring the garden into a home. Since launching The Silver Lining Interiors in 2014, she has done that and more as she’s planned, designed, decorated, and staged homes throughout Northern Virginia. Every interior designer has his or her own style when it comes to decorating with greenery. Silver’s approach is minimalistic, mirroring her own philosophies on interior design. Silver refers to her design style as ‘eclectic industrial farmhouse,’

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Gainesville resident and interior designer Jen Silver encourages homeowners to complete a home space with greenery, noting that “plants are the icing on the cake.” which is a modern, clean, sleek interpretation of traditional rustic interiors. Preferring simplicity over complex details that saturate the eyes, Silver offers a dreamy option to homeowners by encouraging them to complete a home space with greenery, noting that “plants are the icing on the cake.” When asked how she selects the type of greenery used to freshen up a home space, Silver mentions the benefits of using various types of plants. Succulents, for example, are a favorite choice among interior designers due to their unusual appearance and because they are lowmaintenance and retain water easily. “Succulents soften a space and add texture and color without being overpowering,” noted Silver. In one instance, Silver looked at her client’s end table in the living room. She placed a stack of books on the table to add interest, but the hard, jagged edges of the books needed softening. Silver deflected

the rough exterior of the books by introducing succulents. In kitchen spaces, Silver suggests homeowners concentrate on windowsills as the preferred locations for showcasing greenery. Depending on the space afforded by the window sills, homeowners may be able to introduce large potted plants or smaller cooking plants, such as rosemary or basil. Silver recommends homeowners inspect their home carefully and look for natural sunlight as the key to deciding the types of greenery to add. Will plants be able to get enough natural sunlight to help them grow? Does a particular space contain one major window or a series of smaller

windows? Obviously, the more natural sunlight that gets filtered into a space, the better chance a plant has of thriving in that spot. For spaces that have little to no sunlight, Silver recommends homeowners decorate with faux plants, which can be just as elegant as real plants, and are far easier to take care of. When deciding how to best introduce greenery into children’s rooms, Silver believes the smartest strategy is to go faux. Children may spill things, knock things over, or may even forget to water a living plant. Faux plants add visual appeal to a child’s room without the extra work of having to maintain them. For more about Jen Silver and The Silver Lining Interiors, including information on color consultations, complete design plans, staging, home renovations, interior and exterior painting, and custom-designed textiles, you can find them on Facebook at @thesilverlininginteriors. ❖

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Two Remarkable Moms One Remarkably Smart Business Idea STORY BY FRANNIE BARNES | PHOTOS BY KARA THORPE

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here are many household chores that homeowners find less than desirable. Cleaning the bathroom might be the first that comes to mind, or maybe it’s taking out the trash. Oh yes, trash disposal. That’s the worst. Leave it to two moms to figure out a way to take a household need and turn it into a thriving business. Haymarket residents Lynne Triggs and Merv Olds met on the sidelines watching their sons play basketball. During one of their many conversations the topic turned to household chores and which ones quite literally stunk the most. Naturally it was trash and the recycling bins and the smell that accumulated from them. According to Lynne, a Scotland native, those in the UK separate trash into four bins that are collected and professionally cleaned on a weekly basis. There’s trash, recycling, yard waste and dedicate food waste. The reason for the strict cleaning regimen is that homes are closer together with smaller yards and there’s just no room for it. Consequently, it’s necessary to keep trash separated and out of unwanted areas, including the bins. And while here

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in Western Prince William County homes tend to have large yards and reside in large HOA’s, whether it’s due to association rules or to keep the Bull Run Mountain critters out of them, many residents keep their trash and recycling bins in their garages until pick up day. And any local knows that the resulting odor can knock your socks off. Both had tried cleaning their bins themselves, and even paying their kids to do it, to no avail. One of Lynne’s sons even said he’d rather be grounded than wash the trash bin. A teenager choosing punishment over money – what does that tell you? Despite Lynne’s and Merv’s best efforts – buying the best bags, triple tying them, doubling them – the results were still the same: a smelly mess. Now Lynne and her husband John own a successful carpet and upholstery cleaning business and have a real handle on the field. Merv and her husband Gary have worked in project management and customer service and have those areas down cold, too. So, when the Triggs approached the Olds about turning trash bin cleaning into a business, it was kismet. The Olds were interested


in owning a business, neither Lynne nor Merv had been able to bribe their respective kids to clean the bins, and so Remarkably Clean Bins was born. In their research, the four learned that the bleach and other chemicals homeowners typically use to clean their trash bins end up in sewers or on the lawn, posing health risks to people and the environment. If they could figure out how to do it without causing such damage, the new business would be more than a smart entrepreneurial move – it would be the chance to It’s been a leave a legacy of sound environmental practices for their children. wonderful With that motivation in mind, experience owning they persisted, ultimately finding our own business a man in Florida who would build with good friends, them a custom truck that uses 180-degree water mixed with a but what makes biodegradable cleaning solution that it even better kills lingering bacteria in the bins and prevents the runoff from going is knowing we into waterways and yards. provide a service It’s that truck, or one exactly like it, that now serves Remarkably Clean for others that Bins’ 1,000 clients. makes a real “It’s been a wonderful difference in their experience owning our own business with good friends,” says homes and the Merv, “but what makes it even environment. better is knowing we provide a service for others that makes a real difference in their homes and the environment.” Adds Lynne, “We just knew it was a service people would love. For starters, there’s no more arguing with the kids about whose turn it is to clean the bins, and my garage smells fantastic. I’ve actually caught my kids with their faces in the bin because they can’t believe how good it smells.” Now entering its fourth year in business, Remarkably Clean Bins operates from March 1 through the end of November and is one of only 250 companies across the country to offer this eco-friendly and convenient service to homeowners and commercial businesses. For more information on Remarkably Clean Bins, visit the website at www.rcleanbins.com. ❖

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Mark Luna is a Portfolio Rep for Roanoke Valley Wine Company. He has a Level 3 Advanced Certification from the Wine & Spirits Education Trust (WSET) and is a member of the prestigious Wine Scholar Guild, where he’s finishing his Italian Wine Scholar post-nominal accreditation. Through and beyond his work for RVWC, Mark writes, teaches and guest-speaks about wine in a variety of both industry and privately held events. He lives in Nokesville with his family. For events, Mark can be reached at info@winespique.com.

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hroughout the Northern hemisphere at this time every year, dormant wine grapevines are slowly awakening from their long winter sleep. And like all of us here above ground, who’ve had it with being polar vortexed into submission, they’re also hoping for a warmer sun and a longer day. Not always, but typically towards late March, such changes occur. And in the wine grapevine world, this marks a gloriously natural event known as bud break. Now, the full lifecycle of both grape and vine will be defined by many stages; by name, they are flowering, fruit set, veraison, harvest, leaf fall and, of course, dormancy. And each of these junctures will contribute their own necessary influence to every grape that ultimately makes its way to any given bottle of wine.

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But, bud break is where it all begins; and with about 600 to 800 grapes in a bottle, about 8 to 10 clusters, that’s a lot of nature coming together at once, offering the world something beautifully unique…and vice versa. Much in the way wine grapes and vines cycle through life’s phases, so, too, do wine producers and companies. Labels come and go, companies get bought and sold. And while many manage to stick around for a few harvests, there are the select few that survive the challenges of staying in a tough, competitive business and making wine that people actually want to drink. Gehricke Road (rhymes with Cherokee) is located just outside the town of Sonoma, California and passes by some of the old vineyards that Samuele Sebastiani made famous. If that name sounds familiar, it should.

The Sebastiani family has been making California wine for four generations and is considered by many to be the founding family of the town of Sonoma. Now helmed by Samuele’s great-grandson August, the Sebastiani legacy continues through a collection of wine labels produced under the parent company name 3 Badge Beverage, an homage to the historic downtown Patten Street Firehouse that Samuele helped build in the 1940’s. That building is now home to their entire wine operation. Of their stable of labels, one of my absolute favorites is Gehricke. A new addition to an established collection, Gehricke wines are made, as August says, “To enhance the little moments that become epic memories. Wherever the road takes you, your journey should make the destination worthwhile”. To help navigate the Gehricke journey, Sebastiani has turned to esteemed winemaker Alex Beloz, of Poseidon Vineyards and Obsidian Ridge Wines fame, as well as harvest work for the world class MacRostie winery. Additional stints in Bordeaux, New Zealand and Chile round out Beloz’s already outstanding body of work, and he brings that global wealth of knowledge to the Gehricke wines. Beloz and his team are focused on selecting the best fruit from the top vineyards throughout Sonoma County, including sites located in the Russian River Valley, Carneros and Knight’s Valley. And the wines are as true as the lifecycle of the grapes used to produce them. The Gehricke Russian River Chardonnay 2016 is a beautiful wine, expressing in complete form the marvelous characteristics of the Russian River Valley. On the nose, it greets you with vibrant scents of lemon meringue, contrasting with lime reflections and a floral grace note. Just behind that, tropical tones of pineapple and mango emerge, filling the glass with endless


aromas of varying elements. Sharp, bright acidity define the palate, and there’s a juxtaposed balance of both crispness and roundness. A subtle creaminess extends through the finish, suggesting that indeed this wine spent about eight months in French oak barrels. And proving the quality of the fruit, its production yields are a very modest 862 cases. Priced around $26, it’s a great selection for the money. If the Russian River Valley is your preferred place to stay, but you’re in the mood for a delicious red wine, then you can’t overlook Gehricke Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2016. Take it from someone who lived in California for a long time and drank a lot of red zin, Russian River zinfandels are jewels. This particular wine is a blend of old vine zinfandel (95%) and a 5% splash of petite sirah, another great ‘California-only’ (these days) grape. Gehricke Russian River Valley Zinfandel 2016 hails from the orange, iron-rich soil of Ponzo Vineyard, and is marked by its power and spice. Yes, it’s fruity and maybe even a touch ‘jammy,’ but not in an intrusive way; and the petite sirah quietly adds its own presence to the wine, bringing in complementary dark fruit flavors and density, resulting in a blend that is full-bodied and well-structured. Throughout the glass, you’ll both smell and taste glorious combinations of cinnamon sticks and black peppercorns as well as ripe plums, cherries and cocoa. The finish is long and persistent, leaving echoes of dark fruits and baking spices. Also French oak aged for 17 months, it does come in at a ripe 15.1% ABV, but it’s still very balanced and not an alarming level for a wine of this stature. Only 1,835 cases were produced and at $32, it’s a must-have for true zinfandel connoisseurs.

If you head about an hour or so southeast of the Russian River Valley, you’ll find the first California AVA (American Viticultural Area) ever defined by its climate characteristics rather than its geopolitical boundaries. The Los Carneros AVA is where the Gehricke Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2015 is produced. Wines from Carneros are known throughout the wine world, and are highly touted for their intense aromatics and palate expressions. And the Gehricke Los Carneros Pinot Noir 2015 certainly satisfies both of those senses. The color is a deep garnet hue and is complemented immediately with aromas of blood orange, red plums, rhubarb and sage. Within a few minutes, hints of cherry pie and vanilla arise, as well as clove spices of cinnamon and nutmeg. There’s also an evolution to the palate, as assorted red fruits surround a racy acidity, which is born of the cooler Carneros climate. This ‘terroir’ influence also allows for a more modest 13.8% alcohol level, very balanced. The French oak is well integrated and effectively used, aged 20 months. And though more of this wine was produced than the Chardonnay, it’s nowhere near being a mass produced wine, and it certainly doesn’t drink like one. Also priced around $32, you just can’t beat it. Finally, no great family of wines would be complete without a signature cabernet sauvignon. And make no mistake, Gehricke Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2016 is a signature wine. Knight’s Valley, one of Sonoma County’s original 5 AVA’s is the county’s easternmost designated wine region and also has the warmest climate in the county. Bordeaux varietals such as cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, malbec and petit verdot all flourish here. Also grown here are sauvignon blanc,

chardonnay, viognier and even syrah, all the warmer climate grapes. For Gehricke Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley 2016, it’s all about elegance and delicious fruit. The color is a deep, hypnotic garnet. Aromatically, you’ll quickly find ripe, black cherry aromas that are complimented with clove spices and a touch of earthy bark. The wine is soft and supple upon palate entry, then explodes with flavors of cherry filling and ripe red plums. As the wine opens up, black and blueberries soar, with a near hint of cocoa powder. The tannins are firm, but forgiving and there’s enough acidity to keep the wine fresh and inviting. While it doesn’t meet the required percentage criteria to be called a ‘Meritage’, this wine is a blend of small sorts, with 84% cabernet sauvignon, 14% malbec, and 2% petite verdot. It’s been aged 18 months in French oak, comes in at 14.2%, and there were 4,695 cases produced. Priced at $40, it’s worth every penny. I hope you take the opportunity to enjoy these wines, and experience a journey that reflects not only a family legacy of historical wine importance, but a single bottle that tells a story of how a grape and its vine live their life...for you and all of us to enjoy. Until next month, Happy Vino’ing! ❖

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Battlefield High grad Jake Agnos ranked top MLB prospect Baseball America recently ranked Battlefield High School graduate Jake Agnos among the top 200 prospects for the 2019 Major League Baseball Draft, listing him at No. 139. A junior left-handed pitcher at East Carolina University, Agnos is one of four ECU players to make top 200 list. In addition, Baseball America ranked Agnos among USA Baseball’s College National Team Top 25 prospects. The 40-round, three-day MLB Draft begins June 3. Stay tuned to find out where Agnos will be pitching his sizzlers this season!

This teacher is at the head of the class Congratulations to Gail Drake, recently named Teacher of the Year by Prince William County Public Schools. Drake, the IT Curriculum and Dual Enrollment coordinator at Battlefield High School, established the first robotics team in the school division, and she continues to teach courses while serving as the department chair for Instructional Technology. Drake, who has worked for PWCS since 2004, was also awarded the FRC Woodie Flowers Award, given to the world’s top robotics coach. Ms. Drake holds a master’s degree in computer information systems and a master’s degree in business administration from Southern New Hampshire University. She also has a master’s degree in cyber security from Marymount University, and she earned her career switcher teacher certificate from Old Dominion University. Drake will represent Prince William County Public Schools in the regional Teacher of the Year competition.

Christmas for the troops, made possible by American Legion Post 1799 American Legion Post 1799 of the greater

Haymarket-Gainesville community sent some comforts of home to the U.S. Air Force 430th Expeditionary Electronic Combat Squadron (430th EECS), based in Kandahar, Afghanistan. The partnership, established in November 2018 by post member Robert Wyman, U.S. Army retired, provides books, magazines and personal items to service members deployed as part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. The most recently sent materials arrived in Kandahar on Christmas Eve.

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Above, from left, Steve Walts, Superintendent of Schools, Gail Drake, PWCS 2019 Teacher of the Year, Ryan Ferrera, Battlefield HS Principal, and Julia Renberg, Administrative Coordinator of Specialty Programs

EBERT – PROSECUTOR OF SOME OF VA’S MOST INFAMOUS TRIALS – EXITS POLITICS After serving more than 50 years as Prince William County’s top prosecutor, Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert announced he will not seek re-election in November. "It's been a good ride for me, and I'll be here for the rest of my term," he said, noting his exit was due to medical reasons. First elected in 1968, Ebert has prosecuted trials that made national news including Beltway Sniper John Allen Muhammad, who was executed in 2009, and Lorena Bobbitt, accused of cutting off her husband’s penis. Bobbitt was acquitted on charges of malicious wounding due to temporary insanity. Ebert said he doesn't have any plans to leave the county after his term is up. "The people of Prince William County have been good to me and I think I've been good to them," he said.

Haymarket Regional Food Pantry to the Rescue

The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry was one of several local organizations that stepped up during the federal government shutdown to assist the thousands of government workers and contractors that went without a paycheck from Late December through most of January. On January 26, the food pantry hosted a pop-up grocery at Gainesville United Methodist Church and provided free groceries to 500 people. Items included fresh produce, breakfast items, shelf stable items like pasta and sauce as well as hygiene and household goods.


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