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Lifestyles in Keswick and its’ environs - November 2014 Interview with a Huntsman KESWICK LIFE In this issue also: guide to the Blessing of the Hounds, horsin’ around, keswick tales and much more
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Lifestyles in Keswick and its’ environs - November 2014

Interview with a Huntsman

KESWICKLIFE

In this issue

also:guide to the Blessing of the Hounds, horsin’ around, keswick tales and much more

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19COMMUNITY

Montpelier, the home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth president of the United States. The Montpelier Foun-dation, custodian of this great treasure, just got a big boost by a generous indi-vidual who shares a common goal.

13WEDDINGS

Kathryn Thornton of Ontario Canada marries Will Coleman of Gordonsville, Virginia. A celebration of their marriage was held at the Keswick Hunt Club on Saturday, November 8th.

IN THIS ISSUEKESWICK LIFE NOVEMBER 2014

9ON THE COVER

Interview with a

HuntsmanEnter the world of foxhunting with our in-depth interview with Tony Gammell, Huntsman of the Keswick Hunt Club. The sport is as old as time and man and animals together on our planet. There is something spiritual about what Tony does, what the hounds do and what the fox does. To be able to read nature and communicate with these animals is otherworldly. It seems primi-tive. It’s about the bond we all share with ani-mals, and the pact they made coming here as a part of God’s plan. WANT

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11HISTORY

Human partnership with hunting hounds is a fundamental connection that dates back to prehistoric times. Read a comprehensive guide to the Blessing of the Hounds, the traditions and the ori-gins, written by a contributor and local historian, Barclay Rives.

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TURKEY TROTSGrelen Walk/Talk

Where: The Market at GrelenWhen: Saturday, November 29th at 10am

Autumn is a gorgeous time at the nursery! Please bring your out-of-town friends and family and get some exercise while you en-joy the beauty of the season. This “Turkey Trot” Walk & Talk is Grelen’s last of the year and is on the weekend after Thanksgiving. Lead by co-founder, Dan Gregg. $10.00 fee.

CULTUREJoin Two Pulitzer Prize Winners at Monticello

Where: Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center and Smith Education Center at MonticelloWhen: December 10th, 6pm to 8pm

What was life like for the enslaved families who lived and worked at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello? On December 10, join Pulitzer Prize-winning friends, writers and histori-ans Annette Gordon-Reed and Alan Taylor for an in-depth discussion on Thomas Jef-ferson, slavery in America, and the enslaved families who called Monticello home.

Annette Gordon-Reed is Professor of Law and History at Harvard University. She re-ceived a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award for her work The Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family. Alan Tay-lor has received Pulitzer Prizes for his work The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Vir-ginia, 1772-1832 and for his work William Cooper’s Town for which he also won the Bancroft Prize. He is the Thomas Jefferson Foundation Professor of History at the Uni-versity of Virginia.

The discussion is followed by a private re-ception with the speakers, and a book sign-ing in The Shop at Monticello. For more in-formation or to buy tickets, visit our TOM Talks home page. $65 per person (includes a $30 charitable gift to support Monticello).

BARREL TASTINGKeswick Vineyards

Where: Keswick Vineyards Tasting RoomWhen: Saturday, November 29th and Sun-day, November 30th from 10-1pm and from 2-5pm each day

Local Keswickians, Al & Cindy Schornberg along with Winemaker Stephen Barnard in-vite you to a special sneak peek of their new 2014 vintage wines; a vintage which both Al and Stephen feel is the best yet!

Come taste these exceptional wines, such as their Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Touriga and Cham-bourcin as they develop and mature in the barrel. There will be 4 sessions, you will also have the opportunity to purchase “futures” of these wines at a discount during the bar-rel tastings!

Space is limited at each session to ensure you have plenty of time to talk with Al and Stephen, so get your RSVP called in to 434-244-3341 x105. The cost is $30 per person ($20 for Wine Club Members). Ask for full details.

BOOK SIGNING Lynn Rainville’s Hidden HistoryWhere: James Madison’s MontpilierWhen: November 23rd, 4pm to 6pm

For Hidden History, Rainville traveled through African American cemeteries of central Virginia to recover and tell the sto-ries of those who lived and worked there over 200 years. The subjects of Rainville’s re-search are not statesmen or plantation elites; they are hidden residents, people who are typically underrepresented in historical re-search but whose stories are essential for a complete understanding of our national past. Rainville studied above-ground fu-nerary remains in over 150 historic African American cemeteries to provide an over-view of mortuary and funerary practices from the late eighteenth century to the end of the twentieth.

Combining historical, anthropological, and archaeological perspectives, she analyzes documents—such as wills, obituaries, and letters—as well as gravestones and grave-side offerings. Rainville’s findings shed light on family genealogies, the rise and fall of segregation, and attitudes toward reli-gion and death. As many of these cemeteries are either endangered or already destroyed, the book includes a discussion on the chal-lenges of preservation and how the reader may visit, and help preserve, these valuable cultural assets.

Book signings are free and open to the pub-lic; books are available for purchase.

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HOLIDAYS with the FAMILYCandlelight Christmas Tour

Where: MontpelierWhen: December 5, 6, 12 & 13; 3pm to 8pm

Discover the splendor of the holidays with James and Dolley Madison at Montpelier. This year’s festivities will feature Santa’s workshops, children’s crafts, holiday entertainment, refreshment, and special candlelight tours of the Madisons’ beloved home. Don’t miss our Museum Shop where you can find gifts, books, and wonderful stocking stuffers for loved ones of all ages!

Christmas Wreath WorkshopsWhere: MonticelloWhen: Friday, November 28th; 1pm to 4pm, additonal dates include: No-vember 29, 30 & December 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

These ever-popular workshops, in their 28th year, produce a gratifying and tangible end product: a beautiful holiday wreath. Lou Hatch, and Mag-gie Stemann Thompson will lead participants through the process in these three-hour workshops. All materials (12” straw wreath forms, pins, wire, etc.) will be provided, including a cornucopia of natural materials. Bring hand pruners. Thomas Jefferson Visitor Center. $75 (all materials included). Reservations required.

Where: The Market at GrelenWhen: December 2nd and 10th; 9:45am to 12:30pm

Gather your friends, Grelen’s most popular workshop is back! Decorate for the holidays with their beautiful fall cuttings straight from the fields. Learn from years of experience and the “tricks of the trade”, the Grelen experts will help you create lovely full wreaths for the holidays. Dan Gregg will start off the workshop at 9:45 a.m. with a 15 minute “coffee talk” about the various greens being used in the wreaths and then there will be an instruc-tion period for approximately 2 hours before a wonderful Market lunch is shared. Morning coffee, a Market lunch, all of the greens, a standard wreath frame and a whole roll of burlap ribbon are included in the $65.00 fee. Lunch includes homemade soup, green salad, water, tea, and dessert. Extra deco-rations will be a la carte. Local wine, beer & cider are available for an extra fee. Participants can make a second wreath for $20/piece which include the frame and extra greens. Bring your own pair of clippers if you have them. Contact Leslie Gregg at [email protected] for reservations.

8th Annual Keswick Hall Tree LightingWhere: Keswick Hall at MonticelloWhen: Sunday, December 7th

The festivities will begin at 5:00 pm in the circle drive and will include car-oling by the Jeffersonland Barbershop Chorus. Santa will arrive in a horse-drawn carriage for the lighting of the tree. This event is free and open to the community. Enjoy famous hot chocolate and apple cider and younger guests will be invited to visit with Santa following the lighting of the tree. Guests will also be invited to view Keswick Hall’s decorations while holiday classics are played on the piano in Villa Crawford. The community is invited to visit the resort throughout the holiday season for dining in Fossett’s, Fos-sett’s Bar and Villa Crawford, his-torical tours, s’mores, story times and holiday workshops. See a full listing of holiday events on their

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5820 Plank Road • $1,199,000A winding gravel drive leads up to this charming home with great views and plenty of outdoor

entertaining areas. Patio off back of home with built-in gas grill overlooks beautiful garden with mountain views. Separate guest room with full bath above 3-bay garage. Adorable art studio with full bath adjacent to garage. One stall barn with fenced paddock. Numerous upgrades and remodeling done on this wonderful home. Property comes with 5 division rights.

15 to 20 minutes to town. Bunny French (434) 996-1029. MLS# 524522

398 ACRES WITH TREMENDOUS EASEMENT POTENTIAL VIRGINIA FARMHOUSE SET ON OVER 18 ACRES

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BravoDuring the recent Montpelier races, raffle tickets were sold for a Rolex watch donated by Finks jewelers, and the winner was a local Keswickian! Between proceeds from the raffle and tickets, the Montpelier Steeplechase and Equestrian Foundation brings around $40,000 to Montpe-lier every year. Congratulations also to Cheryl McClure who purchased this year’s poster painting by New York artist Monica Acee by winning the silent auction.

Lost HoundsMissing from the Chimneys Farm in Orange, Monday November 3, 2014 - two hounds. A 5 year old female foxhound, named Wafer. Wearing an orange collar with an “RW” and a number tattooed in her right ear and a “KHC” tattooed in her left ear.

The second hound is a 2 year old male foxhound, Odin. Wearing a green collar with a “OH2” tattooed in his right ear and a “KHC” tattooed in his left ear.

Up to a $1,000.00 dollar reward for information leading to their recovery. Please call 434-987-0199, with any infor-mation. All tips are considered absolutely confidential.

Keswick’s Men’s Flex League Team Wraps Up Season - Sackson Takes ItKeswickian Mark Sackson tops the standings to take the overall win for men’s fall league play at Keswick Club on a perfect Monday night, November 10th. Aside from the congratulations from his competitors and his name in the spotlight, Sackson walked off with a coveted new Wilson racquet. Points were accrued by winnings and attendance, the program is run by Andrew Buchholz, a USPTA Elite Professional.

On and Off The MarketAshanti, the 395 acre farm and equestrian facility north of Keswick is on the market for $10,995,000. There is a 4 bedroom 4 bath home plus a managers cottage, a 3 car garage, a swimming pool, riding arena’s and a total of 26 stalls. The property is in an easement with the nature conservancy.

At 2105 Lindsay Road, a 4 bedroom home on 7 acres has sold for 289,000 having started at $329,500 while just down the street “Hillcrest Farm” at 2101 Harrington Road, on 28 acres with a 4 bedroom Cape Cod design home is under contract after 401 days having been re-duced to $485,000.

The distress sale at 514 Huckstep Branch Lane is again reduced, this time to $225,000 and is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath home on 2.7 acres.

Also reduced again is 3304 Keswick Road, a 3 bedroom, 2 bath brick ranch on 2.7 acres. It is now $325,000 and the sellers were offering a free Homestead vacation to the selling agent.

Further down Keswick Road at Royal Acres the 33 acre parcel claiming the potential of a 20 lot subdivision that started out at $1,295,000 is now listed at $550,000.

The 2 bedroom renovation cottage at 4027 Louisa Rd on an acre by the post office finally closed after several false starts for $175,000.

Glenmore offers a builders show home that was bought privately and leased back to NV Homes at 3410 Carroll Creek Rd. The Energy Star home full of upgrades is on the market at $1,100,000.

Also 2495 Wiltshire Close is for sale at $749,000. It is a 5 bedroom, 5 bath resale and the sellers are offering the $20,000 initiation fee for the Club membership as a bonus.

In Keswick Estate a new spec home is proposed at Lot 18 Club Drive that is over 8,000 sf with 5 bedrooms and 4 baths. The raw lot could also be purchased for $295,000

Heathcote the Circa 1915, 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom, man-or home on 15 acres at 464 Black Cat Road, and with the potential of 5 division rights, just sold for $1,100,000

WahoowaWinning an ACC Championship and making it to the Sweet Sixteen has definitely earned the Virginia men’s basketball team some respect. UVa is No. 8 in the USA Today Preseason Coaches poll and ranked 9th in the NCAA college poll that was released recently, the program’s highest preseason ranking since 1982-83. That season, the Cavaliers lost in the Elite Eight by a point to eventual National Champion N.C. State. Vot-ers weren’t scared off by Virginia’s losses (to gradua-tion) of Joe Harris and Akil Mitchell. UVa returns ev-erybody else, including All-ACC First Team shooting guard Malcolm Brogdon, All-ACC Freshman Team point guard London Perrantes and ACC Sixth Man of the Year Justin Anderson. Lest anybody forget about ACC Coach of the Year Tony Bennett. Five ACC teams made the coaches’ Top 25, including four in the Top 10: Duke (No. 3), North Carolina (No. 6), UVa (No. 8), Louisville (No. 9) and Syracuse (No. 24).

OVERHEARDHere and there... in Keswick by the Numbers

1 Albino Deer in the field below the Keswick Hunt Club, 5 in Bridlespur fields hand raking the leaves, 40 degree drop in the temperature from 70° to 35° welcome early winter,

100’s of cars and trucks travelling down route 22/231 each day since they paved the road.

Wahoowa 2014-2015 Virginia Men’s Basketball ScheduleTuesday, Nov. 18 South Carolina State 7 p.m. Friday, Nov.21 George Washington 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 Tennessee State 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28 at La Salle 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 29 at Rutgers/Vanderbilt TBAWednesday, Dec. 3 at Maryland 9:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 at VCU 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18 Cleveland State 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21 Harvard 12 p.m. ESPNUTuesday, Dec. 30 Davidson 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 3 at Miami* TBA Wednesday, Jan. 7 NC State* 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10 at Notre Dame* 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13 Clemson* 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at Boston College* 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 22 Georgia Tech* 8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25 at Virginia Tech* 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 Duke* TBAMonday, Feb. 2 at North Carolina* 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 7 Louisville* 6 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11 at NC State* 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14 Wake Forest* 2:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16 Pittsburgh* 7 p.mSunday, Feb. 22 Florida State* 6:30 p.m.Wednesday, Feb. 25 at Wake Forest* 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 Virginia Tech* 4 p.m. Monday, March 2 at Syracuse* 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7 at Louisville* TBA

* Indicates a Conference EventACC Tournament dates are 3/10/15 thru 3/14/15 in Greensboro, NC

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A man for all foxhunting seasons...

Bless, O Lord, these riders and horses and hounds that run and in their running shield them from danger.

Bless, O Lord, those over whose lands the hunt proceeds.

Bless, O Lord, the foxes who partake in the chase, that they may run swiftly.

And may all who participate today in this sport, ancient from the time beyond reckoning, return refreshed and re-newed in body, mind and spirit.

Excerpt from The Grace Episcopal Church annual Blessing of the Hounds Thanksgiving Service, Keswick, Virginia.

Ever since Tony Gammell, the Huntsman for the Kes-wick Hounds, can remember he wanted to be hunting outdoors. When he grew old enough to learn you could have a profession at it, he knew that was going to be his path. He wanted to manage the hounds in foxhunting.

He was the youngest of eight children born and raised in Askeaton, Ireland, County Limerick. His “Da” and his grandfather “DanDan” rode horses and hunted, both always having hunting dogs. He grew up hunt-ing on foot the rivers of Ireland with the Otterhounds. There were Jack Russell Terriers for rabbit and Beagles for hare. There were Harriers, a rougher breed of fox-hound that go back to dogs from Spanish shipwrecks along the Irish coast. They are bred for a slower pace to be followed on foot. The Kerry Beagle is also a “ship-wreck” dog. They fished for salmon and trout. He re-members going hunting with dogs. He never saw a gun.

His Dad had a trucking business and they were consid-ered Irish middle class. One brother had horses and was more interested in the “point to point” or racing. That didn’t interest him. He loved the dogs more. He would skip school to be able to be outdoors with them.

At the age of 12, he was a groom at a barn in Limerick owned by Sean O’Shaunessy. He was Tony’s first men-tor. He taught him to ride and jump and groom horses. He learned about the Limerick Hunt, foxhunting and that you could be a professional Houndsman. It was about the hounds for Tony, not the horses.

The Irish Hunts were all led by the English land-owners until Ireland gained it’s independence in 1922. Thus most of the professional Houndsmen

and Whippers-In were English. The early Irish hunts were different from the English. The Irish wore black coats or Barbour, they were not into the attire. They had the best horses and hounds but not the “Pinque Coats” (the traditional red hunting coat designed by London tailor Thomas Pink in the 18th century).

So after high school he went to England to learn more. He went to Berkshire County under the tutelage of Ni-gel Goddard. His barn was a show jumping barn and Tony learned how to jump there. He stayed there a year then went to Wynnstay Hounds in Wales. His job there was to refresh the huntsmen of horses half way through the hunt, known as “second horses”.

By age 19, he went back to the Limerick Hunt, which had become very fashionable. He stayed there 3 sea-

sons, saying you “learned all you could at a particular hunt in 3 seasons”. It was time to move on; off to more hunts in Taunton Vale, England and Jedforest, Scotland. He had developed an “eye for country” and was ready to move up in the hierarchy. Developing an “eye for country” means being able to assess the position of the fox in the field. Learning it’s habits and what it’s likely to do. At age 27 he wanted to see what it was like here in the United States. His first job here was at the Andrews Bridge Hunt in Lancaster, Pa. On the invitation of a friend he made a trip to Middleburg and decided he wanted to be in Virginia. After a few inquiries he called Hugh Motley, Master of the Keswick Hunt who told Tony there was an opening and “how soon could he get here”. He came to Keswick and that was 15 years ago.

An unidentified member of the Keswick Hunt said, “Tony is known throughout the hunting world as a bril-liant huntsman.”

When I asked Tony if he got attached to the various packs of hounds he has cared for and trained or was it simply a job? He emphatically replied, “Oh you have to get attached. I have to have a connection.”

As the Huntsman of the Keswick Hounds, Tony and his Whippers-In lead the hunt with his hounds chasing the scent of a fox. Behind him is the Field Master and behind him is the hunting “field”, or everyone else on horseback. Tony is in communication with the Master about the direction of the hunt who in turn directs the “field”. His job to be in total sync with his hounds.

So how do you train a hound to only chase the scent of a fox and not get distracted by deer, groundhogs, etc.? How do you get a pack to work together in wide open spaces? Foxhounds are bred for their ability to please, their nose, their voice and their speed.

Tony keeps a Hound List, which is a book of the lineage of his American Foxhounds that goes back sixty years. The English stud books go back over 150 years. Every year he breeds his hounds for the above qualities. He is looking to breed a light voice to a strong one or other mixes of strengths and weaknesses. He introduces 20 puppies each spring and after 4-5 weeks they become part of the pack. He walks his hounds every day, all summer long teaching them to get ready for the fall hunt. He introduces them to animals in nature and tells them “No” so they learn it’s not okay to chase any other scent but a fox. The older hounds know this already and

COVER STORYBY ELIZABETH BLYE DELANEY

HuntsmanProfessionalThe

An Interview with Tony Gammell of the Keswick Hunt

help with the younger ones. The younger ones do get distracted with other animal scents but gradu-ally they learn its the scent of the fox that is okay.

Foxhounds are highly intelligent. They have per-sonalities, some are personable or grumpy and the older hounds get jealous of the enthusiastic, young-er, more agile hounds. There is an ideal balance in males to females. Tony knows each hound by name and its strengths and weaknesses. He has de-veloped a system of communication with them by voice, hand signals and his horn. He in turn knows what they are saying to him. He knows when they are onto a fox or when they are losing it. In the field, he trains them to follow the scent and, as he says, “to dial in on the scent” without interfering. Occa-sionally, they will look to him for guidance. Tony’s skill in the field on horseback is to know what the fox is up to and what he’s doing ahead of the scent. From his vantage point on his “business partner” Gallahad, a thoroughbred, he watches. For most fox hunters the thrill is in riding. Jumping over coops and hedges, galloping with the field in pursuit of the fox and being one with your horse in the great outdoors. Tony said,”riding is only about 5% of it for me, it’s the hounds and the fox!”

He knows foxes. He watches them be very cunning in the hunt. They will mix with cows, walk on walls, water and circle back behind the hunt, all to dis-tract the hounds from his scent and outsmart them. Tony has seen a fox surrounded by 60 hounds jump into a tree, turn around and leap on the backs of the hounds, run across them and get away. He said, “There was no hint of panic in the fox, he was very calm and collected.” He has seen a fox make itself pancake flat and let hounds run over top of it. They have been known to mix into a flock of sheep or walk across their backs and escape undetected. They can turn and run at the hounds going through them to an escape. And one story tells of a fox going around the hunt and sitting on a wall watching it progress from a safe distance. They are very good at giving a chase. Often they will chase more than one fox, losing the scent of one and picking up another. Tony has never killed a fox. In all the 200 plus foxes that get hunted every year only 2-3 are killed. He said that those killed had mange, a shotgun wound or were old. He hasn’t seen rabies in foxes in our area.

Hunts end with the fox “going to ground” and Tony calls the hounds off. I ask, “Don’t the hounds want the fox in the end?” “No”, he says, “they want to know they’ve done a good job and what I’ve asked of them.” He dismounts and talks to the hounds praising them and petting them, letting them know they’ve done a their job and it’s time to go home.

A recent hunt ended with the hounds all at the top of an old hen house, the fox got away through a tunnel under it.

So this sport of foxhunting is as old as time and man and animals together on our planet. There is something spiritual about what Tony does, what the hounds do and what the fox does. To be able to read nature and communicate with these animals is otherworldly. I sense it talking to him, asking him questions about things he just knows. It seems primitive. It’s about the bond we all share with ani-mals, and the pact they made coming here as a part of God’s plan.

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HORSIN’ AROUNDKHC Celebrates 118th Opening Meet

Keswick Hunt Club’s 118th Opening MeetKeswick Hunt Club members and guests set off on the 118th 0pening meet at Cloverfields Farm, in Keswick, on Saturday, October 25th with heartwarming hospitality sup-plied by the Barnes and Coles familes who served stirrup cups and ham biscuits. Photo journal, top row, left to right: Vivki and Mark Collins; Susie Audibert and Nan Young; and Kimberly Skelly. Middle row, Greg Fisher, Robin Ellis and Marilyn Ware. Bottom row: Hugh Wiley and Nancy Wiley; Sumter and Janet Pendergrast.

The Tradition of the Blessing

Frenchman, Saint Hubert (b 656 – d 727), was the first to bless hunting hounds. Hubert, son of the Duke of Aquitaine, was stag hunting one Good Friday when he saw a glowing crucifix between the antlers of a stag. He converted to Chris-tianity, founded a monastery, and mi-raculously cured people of hydrophobia. He established his own breed of black-and-tan hounds. He is the patron saint of hunters. Because the Feast Day of Saint Hubert is celebrated in the fall in Europe, Thanksgiving is an appropriate day for this American version of St. Hubert’s blessing.

Origins of the HuntHuman partnership with hunting hounds is a fundamental connection that dates back to prehistoric times. Although foxes were long considered lowly pests unsuitable for noble chase, foxhunting became popular and fashionable in 18th Century England. In 1762, when the 5th Duke of Beaufort was riding home from a disappointing stag hunt, his hounds ran a fox so well that he decided to hunt foxes exclusively. His contemporaries experienced similar revelations.

Dr. Thomas Walker (1715-1794) im-ported a pack of English Foxhounds to this area in 1742, the year of the found-ing of the Anglican Fredericksville Par-ish, which included northern Albemarle County. Dr. Walker explored and named the Cumberland Gap in 1750, and helped found the town of Charlottesville in 1762. Some historians have mistakenly associ-ated Dr. Walker with the Walker strain of foxhounds, first developed by John W. Walker (1802-1885) of Kentucky. Dr. Thomas Walker’s friend George Wash-ington was a keen lifelong foxhunter.

Foxhunting has also continued in this area since colonial times. Hunters have followed their hounds on horseback, on foot or in trucks. Others have cho-sen to congregate and share a fire and refreshments while listening to the mu-sic of hounds running on the Southwest Mountains. The Keswick Hunt Club was founded in 1896. Keswick hounds pres-ently hunt designated territory in Al-bemarle, Louisa, Orange, and Madison

counties. The Keswick hounds are Amer-ican Foxhounds, bred over centuries for this country’s weather and terrain, and recognized as a distinct breed from Eng-lish Foxhounds.

Beginnings of the Blessingin KeswickMr. John C. Stewart, Master of Fox-hounds of the Keswick Hunt Club, and the Reverend Frank Leslie Robinson, Rector of Grace Episcopal Church, in-stituted the service here November 28, 1929. Mr. Stewart wanted to show off his hounds and horses. Mr. Robinson was hunting for souls.

A neighborhood lady said to him years later, “Mr. Robinson, it can be awfully cold in that church yard. The horses are newly clipped, and the hounds and peo-ple are shivering. Can’t you make your sermon shorter?” Mr. Robinson, an Eng-lishman, replied in his old country ac-cent, “This is the only day some of these old sports come near the church, and I have to make the most of it.” Mr. Robin-son’s successors have been less demand-ing of the patience of man and beast.

Grace Church, completed and conse-crated in 1855, replaced a 1746 wooden structure, which Thomas Jefferson at-tended when he served on the Freder-icksville Parish Vestry (1767-1770). The parish that includes Grace Church, now called Walker’s Parish, is one of six Vir-ginia parishes that have remained active since colonial times.

The Hounds & HuntsmanTony Gammell, Keswick’s Professional Huntsman, guides the pack during the service and throughout the hunt that follows. A native of Ireland’s County Limerick, Tony ascended through the ranks of hunt service in Ireland and the U.K. before coming to Keswick in 2000. Tony cares for the hounds from the mo-ment they are whelped. After regular and attentive handling during their early months, Tony introduces puppies into the pack when they are nearly a year old. He walks the pack out of the kennels for exercise every day of the year except for hunting days. Each hound learns his or her name, as well as voice commands and signals from Tony’s horn. Tony fos-

ters the hounds’ genetic inclination to hunt by scent as a pack, and he cultivates their desire to please him. The music of their cry expresses the joy in their work. The whippers-in assist the huntsman. The rest of the mounted followers make up the hunting field.

About the ServiceFor years the service included the hymns “We Gather Together,” and “Come Ye Thankful People,” a song about harvest that reflected this area’s agrarian roots. Our ancestors rejoiced in a good harvest because it increased likelihood of surviv-al. Some of the readings, which accom-panied the service for years, provided material for months of contemplation, as Mr. Robinson wished. Psalm 8 asks, “What is man that thou art mindful of him?” Matthew 6: 24-34 advises, “Ye can-not serve God and Mammon… Consider the lilies of the field… Sufficient unto the day is the trouble thereof.”

This annual ritual has produced commu-nity stories and legends. A very young lady riding her spotted pony into the churchyard for the first time declared to her mother, “I’ve been waiting for this my whole life!” A snowfall once limited attendance to a few cheerful and deter-mined riders and spectators. Another deeper snow shut down the entire event, and soggy ground once limited the day’s activity to the service, with no hunt af-terwards. A previous huntsman enjoyed hearing a favorite hound add his voice to the hymn singing. In the 1950s, a fox sought refuge in an abandoned house on the mountain. Hounds were called away so that all, including the fox, could enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving.

The Attire: Red, Pink, or ScarletParticipants in the 1929 Blessing of the Hounds at Grace Church might scratch their heads over the styles of today’s cars or spectators’ outfits, but they would rec-ognize the formal hunting attire. Except for tighter fitting breeches and improved headgear protection, the clothes have changed little in over a century. The cut of wool coats, boots, and breeches evolved in late 19th century England to offer ease of motion in the saddle and comfort in cold damp weather. The white stock tie

was part of the general development of neckwear in the early 1800s. Stock ties can be used as bandages or slings for wounded horses or people.

Scarlet is the nearly universal color for the livery of huntsmen, whippers-in, and accredited gentlemen in the field, although a few English and American hunts clad themselves in yellow, green or blue. Keswick Masters of Foxhounds, at their discretion, award gentlemen the privilege to wear scarlet with the green hunt collar and ladies the privilege to wear the hunt collar on their black coats.

19th century Englishmen claimed they fought in red and hunted in scarlet. The peculiar term, which arose in the late 1800s to describe a scarlet hunt coat, was “pink.” Foxhunters began talking about their pink coats, sometimes spell-ing it “pinke” or “pinque.” Although the term first appeared in English stories and hunting accounts, Americans also began talking about pink coats. Americans were the first to explain the origin of the term with a story about an English tailor named Mr. Pink. Even some respected sporting historians have written that there was a tailor named Mr. Pink who invented and popularized his cut and style of hunt coat. More inquiring types have asked: When did this tailor live? Where was his establishment? The Eng-lish are meticulous about record keep-ing and should be able to identify his customers or where Mr. Pink is buried. Mr. Pink’s origins, existence and work remain unexplained and unverified.

Today the clothing firm Thomas Pink of Jermyn Street, London, advertises on its website that it takes its inspiration from the “London tailor who designed the iconic hunting coat.” This Thomas Pink firm was started in 1984 by three Irish brothers. Even though he is a fictitious character, Mr. Pink most likely helps their business. The subject of Mr. Pink il-lustrates human tendencies to, 1) never let a story die for want of nourishment and, 2) never let the truth ruin a good story.

HISTORY

BY BARCLAY RIVES

Blessing of the Hounds - A Guide to this Traditional Day

A native of Central Virginia, Barclay Rives graduated from Harvard College in 1976. He has been a blacksmith, tinsmith and wordsmith. His stories have ap-peared in Albemarle Magazine, In & Around Horse Country, and Virginia Sportsman. He enjoys speaking to organizations about local history, equestrian sub-jects, fox hunting, and his books. He is the author of A History of Grace Church (1993, revised 2010), The 100 Year History of the Keswick Hunt Club (1996), William Cabell Rives: A Country to Serve (2014), and See You at Second Horses. He is currently researching the life of physician, explorer, and patriot Dr. Thomas Walker (1715-1794).

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I love cheese! So, for the races at Montpelier earlier this month, we had a theme of Mediterranean for our tailgate. Besides loving cheese, I also enjoy and use roasted tomatoes a lot in our cooking at Everyday Gourmet. I like them tossed with pasta for a quick dish, great as a topping on grilled fish and a great compliment for this three baked cheese dip. It is quick and easy. Try it, you will love it!Ingredients: 1 10-ounce log goat cheese, at room temperature 4 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1/4 cup olive oil freshly ground pepper 12 cherry tomatoes, cut in half (more if you like, as I like a lot) 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine (1 if you like less) Kosher salt toasted baguette slices, for serving Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine the goat cheese, cream cheese, Parmesan and 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a food processor and season with pepper; puree until smooth.

Brush 1-quart baking dish with olive oil, then spread the cheese mixture in dish, mounding it slightly higher around edges than in the middle. Bake until golden and heated through, about 15 minutes.

Combine the tomatoes, chives, vinegar, garlic and remaining olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Toss and spoon on baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and roast at 400 degrees for about 12 min- utes, spoon on top of cheese dip.

Serve with toasted baguette slices to a kitchen full of friends!

WHAT’S COOKINGKathryn Thornton/Will Coleman

WEDDINGS

BY CHEF JON EDDOWES

Jon Eddowes, chef and owner of Everyday Gourmet Catering and In-ternational Culinary Tours, has been serving Keswick and its’ envi-rons since 1991 with his edible crafts. Originally from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Jon studied at the Univeristy of Pennsylvania. Contact Jon at [email protected].

3 Cheese Roasted Tomato Crostini

80th Running of the World Class Steeplechase Racing on the Grounds of James Madison’s MontpelierThe races were held on November 1st, the cold temperatures on this blustery day did not keep a faithful crowd from joining the fun at this historic event: photos, top row: (l) John Moore, Thomas H. Cassidy, Jr. and Joy Oakes; (r) Kat Imhoff, President/CEO of The Montpelier Foundation, presents the Montpelier Cup in the winner’s circle. Middle row, left to right: Tom Bishop; Ashley and Smith Williams; Janet Pendergrast and Sommers Olinger; and the general scene in and around the jockey hut. Bottom row, left to right: Barbara Sieg, Steve Blaine with a race official; Angela Guarriello with Elizabeth Von Hassell and Hat Contest participants, Jasmine Bible, Becky Reid and Leah Woody.

KESWICK SCENE80th Montpelier Hunt Races - Worldclass Steeple Chase Racing

Kathryn Thornton, daughter of Doug-las and Joyce Thornton of Hawkestone, Ontario Canada and Will Coleman, son of Deedi Coleman of Columbia, South Carolina and Will Coleman of Gordons-ville, Virginia celebrated their marriage at the Keswick Hunt Club on Saturday, November 8th..

Kathryn attended the University of West-ern Ontario, while Will attended Wood-

berry Forest and the University of Vir-ginia. An accomplished equestrian, Will was a member of the Three Day Event Team at the London 2012 Olympics in London. Will and Katie operate their business training event horses and com-peting both internationally and nation-ally out of their base at Tivoli Farm in Gordonsville, Virginia.

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CASA Piedmont, support by gener-ous donors enable these advocates to help over 200 children last year. They rely solely on the support from caring individuals. No other agency provides community volunteers to serve as child advocates in juvenile court proceedings. (call 434-971-7515 to donate)

Pebble Hill’s yummy cashmere ponchos will keep you cozy and chic all season long. Can be worn in multiple ways, to top off casual and dressy outfits alike. ($165; 107 S. Main Street, Gordonsville. www.pebblehillshop.com)

The Market at Grelen puts together holiday gift baskets full of good cheer, simply give them a call and they will cater to any budget. Choose from de-licious Virginia made, grown and in-spired goods, or a gift set that includes Grelen honey, caramel & granola - the combinations are endless. (540-672-7268, pick up and shipping available)

Instant Shade will work with you to pick the perfect tree for that special gift for Christmas, to commemorate a birth or other special occasion. Call Ralph to make this unique gift, custom arrange-ments or to visit the nursery off of Polo Grounds Road, Charlottesville. Plant a tree! (fees vary, 434-981-8733)

e.g.’s born in NYC, Martone Cycling Co. bikes are built for the urban commute. High quality and reliable, these stylish bikes transition from day to evening riding. Always on the go, and always in style, built to endure in demanding urban settings. Colors and models vary. ($1,200; 109 South 1st Street, Downtown Mall, 434-979-2888, open 7 days)

Will Coleman Equestrian offers a rare, special, gift option - inquire on owner-ship in one of the syndicates. Regarded as one of the top event riders in Amer-ica and a 2012 Olympic athlete, Will has carefully produced and competed horses at the highest levels of eventing. (Tivoli Farm, Gordonsville, 434-981-1629, www.willcolemanequestrian.com)

Donate a gift to Help Save The Next Girl and 100% percent of your money goes to the primary focus: to spread safety information and prevent future crimes against young women. (donations can be mailed to: Help Save The Next Girl, PO Box 8062, Roanoke, VA 24014)

Hospice of the Piedmont offers great savings at many of the area’s best res-taurants, theatres and vineyards with their Dining Around the Area coupon book. An estimated value of more than $1,200, the dining books make a great gift from the heart. ($50; call 434-817-6900, or log in: www.hopva.org)

In Vino Veritas has a limited supply of the Orin Swift classic, Papillon, in the 2012 vintage, the perfect Cabernet Blend aged 16 months in French oak. Luring aromas serve as an intriguing precursor to tasting, the opening is dense and powerful while the tannins are asoft and suave. ($73; Keswick at Shadwell Corner, 434-977-6366)

Pebble Hill’s exclusive handmade in Virginia candles are natural soy wax. Chic vintage wallpaper inspired pack-aging. Unique scents include Wine Cellar, Library, Parlor, Formal Garden, Entrance Drive and Potting Shed. ($25; 107 S. Main Street, Gordonsville, www.pebblehillshop.com)

Murdoch Matheson’s elegant country listing at Hammock House has beau-tiful Southwest Mountain views, on 10-acres and proximity to Charlottes-ville’s historic downtown mall with a guest house, adjoining paddocks, open yard, pool and gardens. ($1,575,000; Murdoch Matheson Broker, Frank Har-dy Inc, MLS #525321, 434-951- 4185)

Laurie Holladay can make a lamp from almost anything. Build a lamp, fuse a memory with function. Give this shop a riding hat, riding boots, antique seltzer bottles, duck decoys, toys, bottles, vases, trophys and watch Mr. Holladay trans-form it into an unforgettable gift. ($150+; 123 South Main Street, Gordonsville, 540-832-0552)

Tourterelle Floral Design will bring your special someone beautiful holiday décor, custom centerpieces, wreaths, tree decoration and magnificent mantels sure to brighten their day. Simply call with a budget and they will get to work. (cost varies; 2216 Ivy Road #208, Charlottes-ville, 434-973-1211, www.tourterelleflo-ral.com, delivery service available)

Private Libraries is more than just a bookseller, Kinsey Marable & Co. assem-bles private libraries unique to each cli-ent. Let Kinsey assist in building your private library, recommend acquisi-tions, investigate authenticity, find rare or out-of-print volumes and help you understand the fair value of books. (202-329-8313,www.privatelibraries.com)

Stokes of England has candlestands! This local blacksmith shop has custom hand-forged architectural iron works and turn out detailed wrought-iron rail-ings, stair cases and doors for royalty all over the world. Visit their shop to discuss custom orders. (117 South Main Street, Gordonsville, 540-832-7888)

The GIFT HUNTER’S GuideTwenty-two irresistible gifts

that celebratethe Keswickian’s unshakable spirit.

From handcrafted Virginia made candles to elegant country estates the items in this year’s gift guide all share one guiding principal, authentic country living. Plenty of useful stuff, all perfect for the

tough-to-shop for Keswickian.

Floradise Orchids’ lavish custom orchid arrangements will bloom through the Holidays into the New Year in one-of-a-kind containers. Orchids in heirloom species and superb blooming varieties. Weekly delivery. ($175+; Gordonsville, 540-832-3440, visit Wednesday thru Sun-day: 10am - 5pm)

And George’s stylish Forest Folly Stag Decanter and Double Old Fashions are elegant for entertaining, the decanter is perfect for storing your favorite sin-gle malt or whiskey. Amethyst mouth blown, hand engraved and sand blast-ed. Czech Republic. (decanter $795, double old fashions $180; 3465 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, 434-244-2800)

Scarpa says buckle-up and take this amazing boot for a spin. Fiorentini+Baker’s knee high Emma boot: lace up detail, effortless cool with signature quality and durability. Leath-er stacked heel. Black leather or moro brown leather. Handmade in italy. ($558; 2114a Barracks Road, Barracks North Wing, 434-296-0040, open 7 days)

Scarpa stocks this classic Veronica Beard jacket in black with a black leath-er moto dickey. Jacket: ingle button, double vent, two side pockets; dickey: leather with zipper and two snap neck closure. ($1,095; 2114a Barracks Road, Barracks North Wing, 434-296-0040, open 7 days)

Tourterelle Floral Design custom centerpieces, wreaths, tree decoration,

and magnificent mantels. 434.973.1211 www.tourterellefloral.com

e.g. keeps a variety of Matta scarves in their trademarked hand woven and hand dyed blend of cotton and silk. Ap-proximately 100 x 200cm, with tassels on all four sides. ($124 - $198; 109 South 1st Street, Downtown Mall Charlottes-ville, 434-979-2888, open 7 days)

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Char-lottesville, has so many ways to give aid or financial support. The money you invest in assisting a Partner Fam-ily, whose payments generate the funds that go directly toward building addi-tional homes. (donate a gift on behalf of a friend, call 434-293-9066)

Beautycounter, believes children de-serve to be protected. They have taken special care to create a bath set that is pH-balanced and gentle on the skin. In-cludes Squeaky Clean Body Wash, Nice Do Shampoo and Not a Knot Condi-tioner. Stocking stuffer! ($42; call con-sultant Ashley Williams, 434-806-2897)

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Tony Vanderwarker was raised in New England, went to prep school at Andover, spent a couple years at Yale and then served two years in the Peace Corps where he got bitten both by tsetse flies and the writing bug. He went to film school at NYU and made documentaries and a full length feature film which didn’t sell so he decided to try shorter films and went into advertising. Fifteen years later, he had his own ad agency in Chicago where he did “Be Like Mike” for Gatorade. When his partners bought him out, Tony finally had a chance to write full time. It only took him fifteen more years to finally get a book pub-lished. “Who cares?” Tony says, “some writers hit paydirt fast, oth-ers take longer. I’m just glad my time has come.” Check out the books and more at www.tonyvanderwarker.com

TALES of KESWICK

BY TONY VANDERWARKER

Only in Keswick

Part of the enchanting character of our community are the stories, the endlessly marvelous tales about the people and things that happen in Keswick.

Take the one about Chita Hall. Husband was a real character. Chet taught his par-rot to say all kinds of nasty things. Also trained his Doberman as a guard dog. So one day an encyclopedia salesman shows up at the front door. Knocks and a voice from inside says, “Please come in.” Salesman opens the door, steps into the front hall just as the parrot screeches, “Sic ‘em, boy!” and the Doberman at-tacks. Salesman retreated at warp speed. Needless to say, Chita never had any en-cyclopedias.

Then just a couple weeks ago, Paul Man-ning hits a big buck on 231. Paul’s okay but the deer’s dead--a five-pointer. So he drives into Castalia to get one of his workers to help him dispose of the deer. When he gets back to the animal, he dis-covers that in the few minutes he was gone, someone has hacked the head off at the shoulders with a chainsaw and va-moosed. Guess some guy couldn’t pass up the chance to have a free trophy for over his fireplace. Bet he’ll be holding a beer, looking up at the buck mounted on the wall and gloating to his buddies, “Yup, got that one last year just off 231. Took him down with one shot.”

And thank God for Peter Taylor, not only does he keep local nurseries booming, but he’s the source of some great stories. This one’s titled, “Cat On A Wet Slate Roof.” So earlier this summer, Terry Lockhart is talking on the phone, looking out her expanse of windows at the moun-tains and she sees a fire truck go roaring into Ben Coolyn with lights flashing and the sirens blaring. Wondering if she can be of help, she jumps in her car and races up the driveway. When she gets to the house, she can’t believe what she sees. The firemen are all standing in the drive-way looking up at the roof. There’s Peter Taylor on his hands and knees with his arm in the downspout. “Peter, what the hell are you doing up there, it’s raining!” Terry yells. Peter shouts back, “The roof

over the new addition started leaking and I figured I’d just get up here and see if I couldn’t clean it out. That’s when I got my arm stuck. Lucky I had my cell phone and could reach it with my other hand so I could call 911.”

One more that I can’t resist, didn’t occur here but who cares? Happened to one of us so that counts. Anyways, Gene Lock-hart’s traveling and he goes through the TSA scanner at La Guardia. TSA guy does a double take as he looks at the screen and says, “Just a minute, Sir. I have to get my supervisor.”

The two return to stare at the screen, both dumbfounded.

“Sir, can you tell us why your head is orange on the moni-tor? We’ve never seen this before.” Gene responds, “The only thing I can tell you is that I had brain surgery last week.” The only thing the supervisor can say is, “You had brain surgery last week?”

Anyway, even with his bizarre scan, Gene gets through security. Of course, he has to go through a couple more checks in his travels and the same thing hap-pens. The whole TSA community had to be buzzing for a week, people saying, “Did you hear about the guy who came through with the orange brain?”

See you next time. And remember, honk if you see a yellow fence.

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KESWICK SCENEHalloween

Halloween Sightings 2014This years Halloween did not disappoint with appearances by well known charac-ters that would make any red-carpet tremble. Photo journal, from the top, Princess Elsa, Boba Fett, Yoda and Miss Reaper. Below, Little Red Rding Hood; the gang on the hunt for some candy-booty from a generous and well pre-pared Keswick Estate resident.

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I don’t want to bang you over the head with mental health, but the dance around it these days is just too compelling to not forge ahead. I might be clogging to every-one else’s minuet, whatever! When you get into the realm of the mental, things become fuzzy fast!

An open dialog would be nice. Until the veils of shame, secrecy and censure are lifted, and fear is replaced with knowl-edge, we don’t stand a chance of having any sane discourse about what mental health is, much less how best to deal with the absence of it. I propose to start the dialog by sharing what mental illnesses have had an impact on my life.

Here is the tricky part, I can’t write about another’s experiences in this realm. If they had cancer or a more socially accept-able disease I could, but it’s not done in the crazy world of mental health. With this in mind I will do my best not to name names, not to go into details and to dance between the lines.

What I find infuriating about this secrecy (that’s what it is) is it continues to per-petrate the shame, which, in turn feeds the fear. Rome wasn’t built in a day, so I won’t expect immediate change. By the way, when was the last time you took a casserole to someone whose loved one was admitted to a mental ward? More than likely, the answer is never because you didn’t know about it or didn’t want to interfere. When a loved one is suffering no matter the affliction, a kind gesture is always appreciated.

In my long life, I have had brushes with many different mental illnesses. As a child, there were whispers about an uncle who struck me as odd (code for not quite right in the head–more code.) Then, two uncles on either side of the family were gay.

Back then, (I told you it was a long time

ago) that was considered a mental illness so they were treated accordingly.

There were also a string of alcoholics in the family. I’m not clear if that is consid-ered mental illness or a mental disorder or something else. That, of course begs, the question, what is the difference?

One husband suffered from bi-polar dis-order; ultimately ending his own life. You know, that is a euphemism for suicide, right? Two of my four children, along with a mother-in-law from another mar-riage, suffer or suffered from bi-polar disorder. Two other mother-in-laws were so bigoted that I considered that they too might be suffering from a mental illness, although, I was in the minority. Throw in a few eating disorders and I have had a smorgasbord of mental diseases to ob-serve.

I have been depressed to the point that I couldn’t speak to anyone other than members of my immediate household. I was told that it was situational, but I can’t say. I know when I was going through it, situational or not, it was hell. So you can see why it is a cause I might be interested in.

Where I am going with this chest bear-ing? I don’t know. Most every one has been touched by mental illness in one-way or another. I know when I have had the courage to share my experiences with people, and I don’t mean health care professionals, I have not been met with censure, rather with a sense of shared relief. It is a feeling that, finally, we can let down our guard, if only for this mo-ment with another; to be able to admit to someone outside of the circle that there is a shared burden. Always, there is a lovely transformative story of lives shared.

Next time you hear on the “QT” that someone is suffering, reach out you might be surprised at the gifts that come back to you.

LIFE HAPPENS

BY MARY MORONY

The Crazy World of Mental Health

Mary Morony, author of Apron Strings, has raised four children to adulthood. She lives on a farm in Orange County, Virginia, with her husband, three dogs and her daughter’s cat. You can learn more about her at http://marymorony.com

COMMUNITYThe Montpelier Foundation War Chest Gets a Boost

As many of us know, Montpelier was the lifelong home of James Madison, Father of the Constitution, Architect of the Bill of Rights, and fourth president of the United States. Montpelier is gov-erned and operated on a daily basis by The Montpelier Foundation, which seeks to inspire continuing public engage-ment with American constitutional self-government by bringing to life the home and contributions of James and Dolley Madison. This huge responsibility takes dedicated professionals, historians, vol-unteers and costs lots of money.

The Montpelier Foundation, at the annu-al breakfast under the foundation presi-dent’s tent before the historic Montpelier Race Day, announced a $10 million gift from businessman and philanthropist David M. Rubenstein. The donation will

support the in-progress refurnishing ini-tiative and interpretation of the Mont-pelier mansion. The gifts will also fund the research and reconstruction of the South Yard, the enslaved community site adjacent to the mansion. This puts Ru-benstein at a total of $30 million in gifts donated over the past few years to presi-dential sites including Jefferson’s Monti-cello and Washington’s Mount Vernon.

These projects have been on the wish list for Montpelier for more than a de-cade, and with Rubenstein’s support, the Foundation will be able in large part to complete the mansion while telling the more complete American story of Mont-pelier’s enslaved community.

“We are delighted to have an opportu-nity to take this project to the next level,”

said Kat Imhoff, President and CEO of The Montpelier Foundation. “With this gift we will be able to continue refurnish-ing James and Dolley Madison’s home with the same degree of authenticity achieved in the architectural restoration, and by reconstructing the South Yard, we can give visitors an opportunity to learn and discuss the American paradox of slavery while putting Madison’s life at Montpelier in context.”

“I hope this ignites greater interest in James Madison, Father of the Constitu-tion,” said Mr. Rubenstein. “Founders like Madison, Jefferson, and Washington and the stories of their lives are a portal to the past that can be used to guide our fu-ture, which is why I have

made investments in important Ameri-can places like Montpelier, Monticello, and Mount Vernon.”

The home and the grounds are open to visitors throughout the year, and through the Robert H. Smith Center for the Con-stitution, Montpelier provides world-class residential and online educational programs. The mansion and grounds are a National Trust Historic Site. Thank you Mr. Rubenstein for shining a light on Madison’s legacy.

Photos, upper left: David Rubenstein’s gift will help Montpelier refurnish rooms in the mansion, including Madison’s upper bed chamber; middle: the gift will help Montpelier accelerate the reconstruction of “South Yard”, the enslaved community sites, fund significant research, including archeological digs, to determine the locations of the structures and right: page one of the Constitution of the United States, including the preamble, signed on September 17, 1787. Lower left: Nelly’s room will be refurnished as part of Rubenstein’s gift to Montpelier.

Pictured at the far left, David Rubenstein with Kat Imhoff, Montpelier Foundation President; above: a good likeness of James Madison is depicted in this portrait.

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Charlottesville, VA. Martha Jefferson Hospital is pleased to announce that Jonathan S. Davis has been named as its new president. Davis, who is currently president of Methodist Charlton Medi-cal Center in Dallas Texas, will bring a wealth of experience to Martha Jefferson. He is a skilled leader and has a proven track record of operational success.

“Jonathan greatly impressed us with his insight, maturity and his embrace of the unique culture and spirit of Martha Jef-ferson,” noted Peter Brooks, Chair of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Board of Di-rectors. “Jonathan’s experience in man-aging health care facilities in a number of different settings has provided him with an in-depth understanding of the chal-lenges and opportunities Martha Jeffer-son will face as we continue to improve on our already strong track record of de-livering the highest quality care with af-fordable economics.”

Raised in Little Rock Arkansas, Davis earned a B.S. in Physiology from Arkan-sas State University, an M.A. in Physiol-ogy from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Public Healthcare Ad-ministration from Tulane University. Da-vis was drawn to the commitment and

sense of compassion at Martha Jefferson.

“The Caring Tradition really spoke to my personal values and my passion to serve patients, families and the commu-nity. I know great outcomes at Martha Jefferson haven’t happened by chance but through the commitment of many, including nurses, physicians, volunteers, leadership, support teams and passion-ate community members.”

As president, Davis will be responsible for accomplishing the strategic priorities of the hospital, as well as continuing to ensure integration with Sentara.

“We are pleased Jonathan is joining the team and look forward to working with him to ensure the continued success of Martha Jefferson,” said Howard Kern, President and Chief Operating Officer, Sentara Healthcare. “With his experience

working within a healthcare system, he will bring valued insights to the rest of the system.”

“My hopes and aspirations for Martha Jefferson are that we serve and improve health in more patients tomorrow than we did today”, com-mented Davis. “My mea-sure of success beyond that is that we, as a high per-forming team, provide ‘best in class’ care to every person coming through the doors.”

Davis and his wife Janet have a son An-drew and a daughter Sydney. Davis is taking over after the retirement an-nouncement made by Jim Haden ear-lier this year. Davis will officially start in mid-January, 2015.

COMMUNITYChanging of the Guard at Martha Jefferson Hospital

As Methodist Charlton president Jonathan S. Davis, FACHE is shown celebrating the 2012 Best Medical Facility and Best Hospital honors along side QuickCare Clinic medi-cal director Sarah Holder, DO.

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For further information contact Justin Wiley540-672-3903434-981-5528

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Airslie is a landmark country estate located in the beautifulKeswick hunt area of Albemarle County. The house wascompletely renovated in the early 1990’s using only the finest

materials and craftsmen. The surrounding 507+/- acres furthercompliments the house and allows the property complete privacy

The estate has many other improvements including the oldest, unalteredhouse in the county “Findowrie”, 4 tenant/guest cottages, stable complexand cattle barn. The property has numerous rolling pastures that arefenced with board and wire.

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Farm Cottage Farm Cottage “Findowrie”, the oldest, unaltered house in the county

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A setting of mature trees and landscapingis home to this wonderfully restoredhome, c. 1782. Loyal to the character andintegrity of the home, the current ownershave meticulously updated and restoredClifton to facilitate modern conveniencemelded with history and charm.Equestrian enthusiasts will love thiscountry property with a well-appointed13 stall stable, riding ring and greatpastures as well as other outbuildings.

For further information contactFrank Hardy434.296.0134

$3,300,000

Clifton

Beautifully restored, historic c. 1860house on 139 acres with a large, beautifulguest house constructed from reclaimedmaterials. Features include a custommural by Michael Brown and doublestaircase. The property contains a largespring fed pond, and pool. There are 3bedrooms and 2 baths in the main house;3 bedrooms, 2 baths and a full kitchenfeaturing custom kitchen cabinets madefrom reclaimed heart pine in the guesthouse. This house is in mint condition.

For further information contactDonald Skelly (434) 296-0134

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Vernon Hill

Huntley GlenBeautifully maintained, old Virginia brickhome situated on 80+/- acres in one of themost protected areas in the Piedmontlocated in Orange Co. just 20 miles fromCharlottesville. This ideal sized propertyincludes the 4 bedroom, 3-1/2 bath home,6-stall center aisle stable, riding ring, run-in shed, newly renovated 800 sq. ft. 1bedroom apt. and a fabulous landscapedsalt water swimming pool.

For further information contactJustin Wiley(434) 981-5528

$1,925,000

Classic farmhouse on 171 acres, protectedarea with magnificent natural beauty, nearShenandoah National Park. Home has lotsof character including beautiful heart pinefloors in most rooms, wide entry hall,family room w/ beamed ceiling and stonefireplace, first level bedroom w/ stone FP,large kitchen leading to large screenedporch in back, 6 BR and 2 BA total.Beautiful pastoral setting, BLue Ridgeviews, long frontage on pristine RapidanRiver.

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For further information contactJim Faulconer434.295.1131

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Mulberry Hill has been a long-time familyhome and retreat. Over 22acs in Keswick.The House built 1900c was originally atwo-over-two structure with side entryfoyer and stair. Additions for a diningroom, kitchen and baths were added overthe years. The House is a RestorationCandidate for the Old House Enthusiast.The Property shares borders with HistoricGrace Episcopal Church, other CountryHouses and Land under ConservationEasement.

For further information contactDuke Merrickcell 434-962-5658

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Windy KnollA peaceful and serene location in OrangeCo. Our custom 3,600+/- sf, 4 bedroom,3.5 bath home was crafted in 2000 on theold Chestnut Hill farm of 82 acres. Twomaster suites, one on each level, a familyroom with a fireplace, a custom kitchenwith Granite counters, a breakfast roomwith pasture views, recent newhardwood floors and an attached garage.There are 30+ acres of fenced pasture,currently for cattle, rolling maturewoodlands with trails, a stream, acustom 2,400 sf shop/barn

For further information contactBev Nash(434) 295-3524

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Completely private and exquisitelyappointed, Fox Run is the ideal countryretreat. Beginning at the hand forged ironentry gates, this is an estate of enormousdistinction and appeal. The manor isnestled amid incredible perennial gardensand surrounded by working farms andestates. Improvements include a pool,guest cottage, a fine stable and pristineboard fencing. Located on one ofVirginia's most scenic drives, five minutesfrom charming Gordonsville and just 20minutes from town.

For further information contactJulia Parker Lyman(540) 748-1497

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Charterhouse CourtEuropean Homes presents "TheAlbemarle" on Charterhouse Court inGlenmore Country Club. Ready to move-in !! This end of cul de sac residence onnearly one acre is simply gorgeous!Stunning all brick & natural stone exteriorwith beautiful 36 x 55 brick courtyard wallthat embraces the entrance. Formal DRwith beamed ceiling, spacious kitchen/hearth/breakfast room with see-thrufireplace. Double back decks.. 1st floormaster suite w/3 more bedrooms & 13 x16 loft on 2nd. Built by European Homes

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EARLYSVILLEAlmost 40 acres in Albemarle County. Completely private property with two streams. The over 3,000sf stone and cedar house has a metal roof and fenced in back yard with pool. Wood floors, wood beamed ceilings, and three stone fireplaces are some of the design details that make this home truly unique. The property also has two guest cottages. $850,000.

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WESTERN ALBEMARLE Picturesque 15 acres with expansive creek frontage complete with bridge. Extreme privacy in the Meriwether Lewis school district. The structure currently on the property is unfinished but would make a great cabin, guest house or studio. $295,000.

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LOCUST HILLBuilt in 1826, "Locust Hill" is a Flemish bond brick manor house. Unique oversized tripartite windows, high ceilings, 6 fireplaces, and gracious central hall with Federal style stairway with mahogany handrail all make for distinguished and light filled interiors. Tucked more than three-quarters of a mile from the road on 323 acres of improved pastureland studded with small woodlots. Spectacular Blue Ridge views. Less than 10 minutes from historic Lexington. $1,900,000

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LOCUST HILLBuilt in 1826, "Locust Hill" is a Flemish bond brick manor house. Unique oversized tripartite windows, high ceilings, 6 fireplaces, and gracious central hall with Federal style stairway with mahogany handrail all make for distinguished and light filled interiors. Tucked more than three-quarters of a mile from the road on 323 acres of improved pastureland studded with small woodlots. Spectacular Blue Ridge views. Less than 10 minutes from historic Lexington. $1,900,000

For more information please contact:

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“Dressing Downton:Changing Fashion for Changing Times”

Featuring costumes and accessories from the hit PBS seriesat the Virginia Historical Society

The Virginia Historical Society is pleased to announce that Altria Group hasagreed to sponsor the VHS’s newest exhibit, “Dressing Downton: ChangingFashion for Changing Times.”

The nationally touring exhibit will run from October 2015 through January 2016 andwill be shown in the VHS’s newly created changing exhibition space, one of the projectgoals of its $38-million “Story of Virginia Campaign.”

The exhibition consists of 35 costumes and accessories from the popular PBSMASTERPIECE Classic program. Visitors will be able to explore the lives of Downton’saristocratic inhabitants and their servants during the World War I period.

“Altria has a long history of support for the arts,” said Jack Nelson, Executive VicePresident and Chief Technology Officer, Altria Group, and Board Vice Chairman,Virginia Historical Society. “And we are pleased to support the Virginia HistoricalSociety as it brings traveling exhibitions like ‘Dressing Downton’ to our hometown.This exhibition will be a great draw for residents and visitors alike.”

“We are excited to have Altria Group sponsor this nationally touring exhibition ofDownton Abbey costumes,” said Paul Levengood, President and CEO of the VirginiaHistorical Society. “There are many real-life American connections to Downton Abbey,and this exhibition complements the VHS mission to bring our history to life. Duringthe late 19th century, and right up to the outbreak of World War I, hundreds of Americanwomen visited England and Europe hoping to marry aristocrats. The series character,Lady Cora, the Countess of Grantham is one such American woman.”

The exhibition and the two major exhibitions that follow it are part of the $38-million“Story of Virginia Campaign,” of which more than $31 million has been raised.

“The Story of Virginia Campaign” is designed to help the VHS better utilize portionsof its existing facility. This will allow for the display of even more of the Society’scollections as well as hosting more and larger events and exhibitions.

Future changing exhibitions will include “The Art of Seating: 200 years of AmericanDesign,” which will feature works by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, HerterBrothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles & Ray Eames, Isamu Noguchi,and Frank Gehry and many more.

“Pro Football Hall of Fame: Gridiron Glory,” another upcoming VHS changingexhibition, will highlight such storied objects as the Super Bowl trophy, a 1917 gameball used by Jim Thorpe and the Canton Bulldogs, Tom Dempsey’s famous kickingshoe created for his half foot, Mean Joe Greene’s jersey, and more than 200 other itemsfrom the sport’s rich history, normally housed at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.Admission to each of these special exhibitions is free for Virginia Historical Societymembers.

The Altria Group sponsorship of “Dressing Downton: Changing Fashion for Changing Times”is part of a $250,000 total commitment that also includes support for the installation of a new“Story of Virginia” exhibition, which is slated to open in late summer 2015. Altria Group hasbeen a major supporter of the VHS and the “Story of Virginia” exhibition since its first iterationin 1992, as well as leading the charge for its transformation to an online exhibition in the early2000s. Altria Group’s most recent commitment will help the Virginia Historical Society makeVirginia’s history relevant, exciting, and accessible to present and future generations.

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Two exhibitions on the life and career of nineteenth-century painter Edward Troye (1808-1874) are now on view at the National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM). Edward Troye and His Biogra-phers: Faithfulness to Nature: Paintings by Edward Troye, on view in the Mu-seum through March 29, 2015, are the first in the newly introduced “Coming Home Series.” “The Coming Home Se-ries, an exciting new program developed at the institution, pairs one of our John H. Daniels Fellows with NSLM curators to research the Library’s extensive hold-ings and plan exhibitions and publication projects,” said NSLM Chairman Manuel H. Johnson.

“The first in this series is a focus on the nineteenth cen-tury animal artist, Edward Troye. His work in particu-lar epitomizes the aim of the series to mine some of the most important holdings of the Library.”Wolfe writes, “The NSLM’s archives con-tain the story of three men whose lives spanned two centuries, whose interests overlapped and whose souls were kin-dred: Artist Edward Troye, the indomi-table sportsman Harry Worcester Smith (1864-1945) and scholar, chronicler and author Alexander Mackay-Smith (1903-1998).”The topic is tied closely to the in-stitution. Mackay-Smith, who was also a founder and guiding influence of the

NSLM for over four decades, wrote the book, The Race Horses of America, 1832-1872: Portraits and other Paintings by Edward Troye, on the artist in 1981 based on three years of research at the Library. Wolfe notes, “More than thirty years af-ter its publication, it is still considered the definitive text on Edward Troye.”Claudia Pfeiffer, the George L. Ohrstrom, Jr. Cu-rator of Art used Mackay-Smith’s book as a guide to bring together forty-two paint-ings and sketches for the Museum exhibi-tion, Faithfulness to Nature: Paintings by Edward Troye, with the advice of NSLM Museum Exhibitions and Collections Committee Chair F. Turner Reuter, Jr.

An impressive list of private and public lenders contributed to the exhibition, in-cluding: The Jockey Club, NY; Bethany College, WV; Yale University Art Gallery, CT; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts; Peb-ble Hill Plantation, GA; and the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, NY. Highlights include many of Troye’s most recognized portrayals of important race horses, jockeys, and trainers active in this country during the antebellum period; the artist’s first known surviving animal drawing; two acclaimed mural-sized paintings, A Bazaar in Damascus, 1856, and Syrian Ploughman, 1856; and his final painting, Waverly, 1872. Manu-el Johnson said about the exhibition, “It develops a narrative of Troye’s immense skill as a naturalist observer and painter of animals who attained great success and recognition among the leaders of the horse racing industry in a time when American art was still maturing.”

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QUAKER RUN FARM – Magnificent Blue Ridge views, superb location near National Park, trout streams, vineyards and more. Expertly restored, enlarged & appointed 3BR/3BA farm-house. Fabulous gourmet kitchen, spacious screened porch, sev-eral terraces, antique pine floors, beautiful gardens & landscap-ing, pool. Large barn renovated for entertainment: kitchen, bath, exercise space, 6 stall stable. 90 min. to D.C. 30 to Charlottesville. $979,000 Jim Faulconer (434) 981-0076. MLS#513585

KESWICK ESTATES - Exquisite English Country home on a premiere 2.5 acres in Keswick Estates. Lovely views golf course & mountains, yet very private. Architecturally designed 7000+ sq ft residence offers a beautiful light filled spacious LR; DR; gourmet kitchen; library w/ limestone FP surround; luxu-rious master complete w/ dressing rm & office; media rm & 4 additional BDRS. The highest quality materials & workmanship. $1,950,000. C. Dammann (434) 981-1250. MLS#451592

CEDARWOOD FARM - Completely private 176 acre farm, just 18 miles southeast of Charlottesville. Approx. 26 acres of lush pastures & hayfields w/the balance being in predomi-nantly hardwood forests. Fenced & crossed-fenced w/streams, two ponds, a barn & equipment shed. Brick residence, c. 1988, over 3,600 fin.sq.ft., 4BR/3BA, finished basement. Ideal primary residence, Gentleman’s Farm or weekend retreat. $695,000 Steve McLean (434)981-1863. MLS#518607

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The chase is on in Rita Mae Brown’s gripping new fox-hunting mystery, Let Sleep-ing Dogs Lie, featuring the irrepressible “Sister” Jane Arnold and the wily antics of her four-legged friends.

A century-old crime reawak-ens bad will and stirs up a scandal that chills Sister to the bone. She and the Jeffer-son Hunt Club travel from Virginia’s Blue Ridge Moun-tains to Kentucky where grisly remains are discovered. Sister and her hounds are on the case, digging up clues to an old murder that links three well-connected South-ern families. Sister and her animal friends must work fast to find a clever killer determined to keep deep-root-ed secrets buried.

A rollicking, riveting mystery, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie, is a masterly novel full of colorful characters, gorgeous country landscapes, and the breathtaking thrill of the hunt.

Meet the author at the Horse Country Saddlery, Warren-ton, Tuesday, November 11th for a discussion, a book signing session and refreshments. Books will be available to purchase at the store, or call ahead at 540-347-3141 to order.

Keswick Life’s book re-viewer, Suzanne Nash, gives us two books that takes to foreign lands and introduces you to people overcoming the odds to forge unconventional lives.

House of Stone: A Mem-oir of Home, Family and a Lost Middle East by An-thony Shadid reminds me a little of A Year in Province, only grittier. A journalist facing the aftermath of divorce heads back to his an-cestral home in Lebanon to locate and restore the house that has lain vacant for years, since the Israeli conflict began. What ensues is a riveting memoir that gives the reader some insight into the small village of Marjayoun, its colorful cast of characters and the struggle to rebuild a home and a life in the midst of chaos and uncertainty. This is a wonderful foray into the politics and realities of modern Lebanon and its many dying villages. The writing is lyric and beautiful and the emotional connec-tion to the land is palatable.

If you like controversial and strong characters you will really love Mistress of the Vatican: The True Story of Olimpia Maidalchini: The Secret Female Pope by Elea-nor Herman. Unlike the mysterious myth of Pope Joan, there are thousands of letters and writing regarding

this powerful woman who managed to control the heart of the Catholic seat. Well documented and discussed by the Cardinals of the day, Olimpia was a canny woman who managed to escape being locked up in a convent, mar-ried well and won the heart and loyalty of her brother in law. She was a master of knowing where power re-sided and how to control it. The sister-in-law of Pope In-nocent, she was almost certainly his mistress as well. Despite being a widow she refused to conform to the rules of the day, which mandated humility anddictated much and couldn’t look men in the eye at all. Yet Olim-pia not only looked the men in the eyes, she forced them to bend a knee. Every Roman knew who the real pope was and often Cardinals approached her rather than her brother-in-law, knowing as they did that no deci-sion was made in the Vatican without her approval. I had never heard of Olimpia and so was impressed and amazed by her remarkable story.

I hope you enjoy their adventures as much as I did.

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Horses and humans have had a relation-ship for over 3,000 years. They made a pact with each other a long time ago. Horses were willing to be domesticated and ridden by man. They have been man’s best friend through the ages. It is no small wonder that Bridget Kroger thought about a horse when she had returned from two tours in Iraq for the Army.

Bridget is a graduate of West Point and a retired Colonel in the Unites States Army. After many tours in foreign coun-tries, the last of which were in the Green Zone in Baghdad, she was assigned to be a logistics officer in the JAG School at UVA. Bridget lives in a cottage in Keswick but owns a farm in Dinwiddie County that she leases out but keeps her four horses there for weekend visits. Her Palomino, “Dusty“ is 15; “Marilyn Mon-roe” a Palomino Dunn is 13; “Annie Oak-ley” is a quarter horse, Arab cross who is 20; and the pony, “Biscuit”, a modern Shetland, is 14.

She was in the kitchen of her Keswick cottage one morning and realized that she needed to talk to someone. Some-

one who could help her figure out why she was having difficulty managing her life. After a long successful career in the Army leading men into combat, her life had settled down to beautiful Charlot-tesville and now she was having trouble. Not unlike many who face intense mili-tary careers when the pressure is off, the trauma surfaces in the diagnosis called Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She was

the one who sent troops into combat, did her job well in preparing for them to be as safe as possible and looked out for their welfare. Coming back home to a more sedate life made way for all the feelings and worries felt back in Iraq to come to the surface.After getting counseling, it occurred to Bridget that one thing that made her “feel better” was riding her horses and

being around them. The idea was born. If this could help her, a Wounded War-rior, it could help others. So she started connecting Warriors to horses online. It was Facebook at first; then she started a webpage. She began an online directory of horse facilities that would help out Wounded Warriors called the Wounded Warrior Equestrian Program. Montano-va Stables here in Keswick is on that list.

The Wounded Warrior Equestrian Pro-gram has 25 riding programs in 12 states and have helped 300 warriors. There are over 10,000 veterans of wars in the Char-lottesville area. Bridget is still in the start-up phase of setting up her non-profit. She holds an annual Farriers Competi-tion, which lasts four days, to help with fund raising. If you know of a farm that can offer a couple of stalls for rescued horses who will help the vets, please call her or email. She is also looking for vol-unteers to help with all facets of running the non-profit. Funding is needed to feed the horses, help with board and veteri-narian costs.

BY ELIZABETH BLYE DELANEYWounded Warrior Equestrian Program

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A record 28,609 tickets issued and 41 sold out screenings is how the recently-completed Virginia Film Festival took the Festival’s recent string of record-breaking success to a whole new level, smashing its previous box office record, set last year, by a remarkable 45.6% and setting a new record for tickets issued in the process. Festival officials announced that the 27th annual festival set all-time marks at the box office, coming in at $174,946. The 2013 Festival held the pre-vious mark of $120,000.

“By every conceivable measure, this was a historic Virginia Film Festival,” said Jody Kielbasa, Director of the Virginia Film Festival and Vice Provost for the Arts at the University of Virginia. “We are obviously thrilled with the record-breaking numbers and with the extraor-dinarily positive feedback we heard throughout the weekend. I really believe that this year represented a seismic shift in terms of our impact on this communi-ty. Everywhere you went throughout the weekend, there was a palpable energy and an unwavering level of enthusiasm around the screenings and around the Festival as a whole, and the clear sense that the Festival has reached another lev-el in its development, and is poised for even bigger things.”

The energy extended far beyond Char-lottesville, Kielbasa added. “We had a board member of ours tell us that she was getting on a train in Penn Station in New York and started a conversation about the Festival, only to find that several people around her were heading here too. This just speaks to the rapidly increasing pro-file of the Festival throughout our com-munity, our region, and beyond, not to mention throughout the film industry.”

The Festival’s screening of Big Stone Gap helped to set the tone for the weekend, Kielbasa said. “That was a landmark

event for us in that it represented a sort of perfect storm that showcased a film made in Virginia, by a Virginian, and about Virginia, the presence of its cast members, and of Governor Terry McAu-liffe and three of his former gubernato-rial predecessors, including Senator Tim Kaine, Linwood Holton and Gerald Bali-les, who was of course instrumental in founding the Festival 27 years ago. The excitement only built from there, thanks in part to an extraordinary guest list that included everyone from Hal Holbrook to Frank Langella to Richard Roundtree, Katie Couric and more, all of whom gave

our audiences unforgettable moments.”

What was equally remarkable, and ex-tremely gratifying, Kielbasa said, was the way that enthusiasm was spread throughout the Festival’s entire program of more than 120 films. “Thanks in part to the efforts of our Festival Programmer Wesley Harris, who once again did a re-markable job this year, we heard from, and continue to hear from countless pa-trons and filmmakers about the remark-able depth and breadth of our program.”

Adding to that allure were the record number of filmmakers this year. “This year our increased emphasis on bringing in filmmakers at all stages of their careers resulted in our hosting more than 150 filmmakers, actors and other industry guests at the Festival. In addition to shar-ing these new voices and talents with our audiences, this also builds excitement and momentum for the Festival as these people see and experience all we have to offer, from the scope of the program to the professionalism with which the entire Festival is presented. We received positive feedback from these filmmakers throughout the weekend and continue to hear from them about how amazed they were by the whole experience.”

The Thoroughbred Retirement Founda-tion (TRF) at Montpelier hosted a Plein Air/ Paint Out event ’Art at the Races’ during the Montpelier Hunt Races No-vember 1 at James Madison’s former home in Orange County.

The event raised funds for the care and support of 73 former race horses that live at Montpelier. Sponsored by Rap-pahannock Media, Tad Coffin Perfor-mance Saddles and Grelen Nursery, the art event celebrated open air paint-ing within the historic environment of Montpelier.

The week long gathering of 12 Plein Air artists, culminates in the TRF ‘Gal-lery Tent’. This is where the artist’s brushwork on canvas, from their week of painting at Montpelier, and the’ wet painting’ they worked on during the

morning before the races, was offered for sale to benefit the TRF.

Local and regional Plein Air artists par-ticipated in the event. Noted artists: Kelly Coffin, Nancy Wallace, Helen Hilliard, Carol Iglesias, Gray Dodson, Priscilla Long Whitlock, Thomas Marsh, D. Haskell Chhuy, Teresa Duke and Richard Luschek were part of the cadre of painters that participated.

With natural light and the many vistas of Montpelier, capturing the rich his-tory and heritage of the grounds served as inspiration. Photographer Deborah Kozura also had framed photos on sale of TRF horses pastured on the grounds of Montpelier. Thirty percent of the sale proceeds benefit the Thoroughbred Re-tirement Foundation at Montpelier.

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Frederick Madison Smith, President of the National Society of James Madi-son Family Descendants, presented the Madison Cup Award to Chris Miller, president of the Piedmont Environmen-tal Council.

The award, which is annually presented at the Hunt Breakfast, is presented to a person, family, or organization who has done something exceptional for James Madison’s Montpelier. The PEC was honored for their instrumental work with an easement preserving the beauty of Montpelier and the surrounding Mad-ison-Barbour Historic District, ensuring that this unique and special landscape is protected for today and forever.

The PEC, founded in 1972, promotes and protects the Virginia Piedmont’s rural economy, natural resources, history, and

beauty and over the last 38 years, has placed more than 336,000 acres of land into conservation easements.

In 2009, the PEC collaborated with the Montpelier Foundation and the National Trust for Historic Preservation to place 4 tracks of land comprising approximately 700 acres into conservation easements. They raised more than $2 million to pur-chase the easement, and the funds are now invested in permanent endowment to support Montpelier in perpetuity.

These lands include the Gilmore Cabin & Freedman’s Farm, the Civil War Encamp-ments Site, Chicken Mountain, the view shed just beyond the Visitor Center, and Montpelier’s East Woods, more than 200 acres of forestland adjacent to the James Madison Landmark Forest.

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OBITUARYGeorge Robert Rennick George Robert Rennick, 73, of Charlot-tesville, Virginia, passed away peaceful-ly on Monday, November 10, 2014, at the Hospice House of the Piedmont after a long and courageous battle with Parkin-son’s Disease and Lymphoma.

George was born on March 16, 1941, in Wichita, Kansas, the youngest son of Le-land C. Rennick and Helen F. Rennick. His childhood was spent on the fam-ily wheat farm where he developed his love for animals and his ‘green thumb’. George attended Maize High School where he was an outstanding athlete let-tering in football, basketball, cross coun-try, and track and field. He went on to graduate from Kansas State College in Pittsburgh, Kansas with a degree in Mar-keting & Management.

After graduating, George worked as a salesman at the local Buick dealership in Wichita. While there, he excelled and realized a passion for the automobile business. In the mid-1960s he applied to the General Motors Field Management Training Program. He was one of only sixteen people chosen from over two thousand applicants for the rigorous fif-ty-six week training program and, thus, began his fifteen-year career with GM. During his time with the General Mo-tors Corporation he worked in the Buick Motor Division as a Car Distributor in various locations throughout the US including Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston. He later went on to become the District Manager in Washington, D.C., running the office and allocating over two thousand new Buicks a month to eighty-one dealers throughout the mid-Atlantic, before he was promoted to be Zone Business Manager in Buick’s New York hub.

In 1979, George tired of the corporate life and decided to become an auto dealer himself. He moved to Charlottesville and purchased the Buick franchise from his friend, Jim Williams. In 1984, Isuzu

awarded George their franchise, and he went on to become one of the most successful dealers in the United States. George revolutionized the automobile business in Central Virginia through his popular personality and unique ad-vertising campaigns. He became known as “the sharpest pencil in town,” and it seemed that everyone wanted to buy a car from his dealership at 900 Preston Avenue. After firmly establishing George Rennick Buick-Isuzu in Charlottesville, he continued his success when he opened Country Style Chevrolet in Ruckersville. In 1998, George retired in order to spend more time with his family.

First and foremost, George was a dedi-cated husband and father. He met and married his loving wife Shirley upon moving to Charlottesville. He became a father with the birth of their daughter, Ronda, who became ‘the apple of his eye.’ George relished the role of fatherhood and was a most doting Dad. He was nev-er too busy or too tired to spend precious moments with his family. George loved living in Charlottesville and enjoyed the beauty of the nearby Blue Ridge Moun-tains. He was an avid sports fan, a true ‘people person,’ and took great pleasure in gardening and working in his yard. Furthermore, George was a good and generous member of the community. He supported numerous local activities and charities, and he was a proud long-time donor to the University of Virginia Medical Center and the Virginia Athlet-ics Foundation.

George is survived by his devoted wife, Shirley; his adoring daughter, Ronda Pearl, and her husband Hugo, of Lon-don, England; his older brother, Alan Rennick, of Brighton, Colorado; his aunt, Pat Zielinski and her husband Col. (Ret.) Les; his brother-in-law, Carroll Harvey and his wife Jo Ann, of Mechanicsville, Virginia; and his four cats, Domino, Checkers, Tuna, and Mahi.

George’s family would like to thank his doctors and the superb nursing staff at

the UVA Medical Center and the Hos-pice of the Piedmont. They would like to extend a deep appreciation to Char-lotte Jackson-Gregory and her assistants who provided loving and compassionate homecare for George in the last months of his life.

The family held a private interment ser-vice at Monticello Memory Gardens and invited all those who knew and loved George to join them for a celebration of his life which was held at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville on No-vember 15th. The family requested that contributions could be made to the Char-lottesville-Albemarle SPCA in George’s memory. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.teaguefuneralhome.com.

Ian RobertsonIan Robertson, 76, passed away peaceful-ly, surrounded by his family at his home in Charlottesville, Virginia on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.

A master horticulturalist, internation-ally known garden designer, educator, author and occasional broadcaster, Ian left his mark on gardens that spanned the globe. He was especially proud of his work at the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia where he designed the Henry M. Flagler Perennial Garden among others. Educated at Ed-inburgh University, Ian found his spiri-tual home in Scotland. An accomplished writer, avid intellectual, talented and enthusiastic educator - Ian’s greatest cre-ation was in the building of a wonderful family. As the master of ceremonies at every event, Ian brought his wonderful sense of humor and incredible warmth to every family occasion and took great joy from the close knit and ever grow-ing tribe that consistently frequented the family home.

Born August 22, 1938 in Guildford, Eng-land, Ian was the son of Alfred “Robert” and Marjorie Helen “Betty” Robertson. He is survived by his loving wife and

consummate partner, Judy Robertson; brother, David Robertson and his wife, Sue; four sons, Stuart, Matthew, Robert and James and their wives; nephew, An-drew; and nine grandchildren to whom he will forever be known as Pops.

Ian will be fondly remembered for his love of his family, his effervescent charm, warm enthusiasm, courage, and strength. He was a rare and special per-son who touched the lives of so many others. While the world has lost a master gardener, his legacy remains in all of the seeds he planted both of trees and in the lives of those he loved. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Ian Rob-ertson Horticulture Scholarship Fund at the PVCC Educational Foundation, 501 College Drive Charlottesville, VA 22902-7589. A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, December 14, 2014 at 10 a.m. in the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Au-ditorium in Richmond, Virginia.

Kenneth Boggs FisherKenneth Boggs Fisher of Rochelle, passed away Monday, November 3, 2014 in Madison. He was born December 23, 1945 in Alexandria, and was the son of the late Robert Massie Fisher. Kenny, a lifetime resident of Madison, was the owner and operator of Madison Saw and Stove. He is survived by his mother, Elizabeth Eddins Fisher of Rochelle; two daughters, Lauren K. Fisher of Rochelle, and Allyson B. Fisher of Aroda; and three brothers, Walter C. Fisher of Rochelle, Gregory L. Fisher and wife, Deborah, of Barboursville, and Charles M. Fisher and wife, Sarah, of Rochelle. Kenny was affectionately known as “Coco” to his precious little Niyah. He will be dearly missed by his one true love and closest companion, his darling dog, Inde. A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 7, 2014 at Graham Cemetery conducted by Pas-tor David Knighton, remarks by Minister Loretta Strother and Jeff Early.

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CISMONT RIDGE

Privately located in the Keswick area of Albemarle,

yet convenient to town. Large screened in porch,

pumpkin pine floors, ceramic tile countertops,

stainless steel top of the line appliances, media

room, fireplace in master bedroom and separate

sitting area. Large outbuilding that could be used

as a barn, workshop or another garage. $595,000

GREENWOOD, c. 1800

Historic, Orange Co. Equestrian Estate dating to c.

1800. House sits on 111 rolling acres of productive

pasture with some hardwoods. Well built 9-stall center

aisle stable, fencing. Dependencies include guest

cottage, smokehouse and summer kitchen. Property

on National Register. Formerly owned by James

Madison’s family and is next to Montpelier. $1,625,000

LITTLE ENGLAND c. 1716

Historic Georgian home is one of Virginia’s least

altered and best preserved colonial plantation

houses. The property is bordered by the York

River and Sarah’s Creek which provides

protective docking for a large yacht. The

surrounding land is mostly lawn and pasture and

contains one acre freshwater pond. Little

England’s fourteen rooms showcase some of the

finest examples of colonial paneling and

woodwork in Virginia. $7,000,000

WILLOWBROOK, C. 1869

Charming renovated horse property in a desirable

area of The Keswick Hunt, 35+/- acres, a six stall

center -aisle stable and a four bedroom house,

with a new gourmet kitchen located 10 mi. from

Charlottesville and UVA. A small gem surrounded

by some of the most impressive larger estates in

the Old Dominion. $2, 500,000

OLD KESWICK, C. 1736550+ acre horse property with board fencing

throughout is one of the premier estates in Keswick.

For the past 6 decades, the farm has been well know

for breeding and raising some of the finest

thoroughbred horses in the industry. The manor has

11 1/2 ft. ceilings and original woodwork as well as

graciously proportioned rooms (including 7 bdrms.)

Extensive horse facilities (36 stalls), several cottages,

summer kitchen and pool complex. This is a rare

opportunity to purchase one of the finest estates in

Virginia. $13,500, 000

PIEDMONT OFFICE132A East Main Street, P. O. Box 430, Orange, Virginia 22960

540-672-3903 Fax: 540-672-3906www.wileyproperty.com

Equal Housing Opportunity

STAVE MILL FARMSTAVE MILL FARMSTAVE MILL FARMSTAVE MILL FARMSTAVE MILL FARMElegant 84 acre horse property in theElegant 84 acre horse property in theElegant 84 acre horse property in theElegant 84 acre horse property in theElegant 84 acre horse property in theFarmington Hunt. House was built in 2001 w/aFarmington Hunt. House was built in 2001 w/aFarmington Hunt. House was built in 2001 w/aFarmington Hunt. House was built in 2001 w/aFarmington Hunt. House was built in 2001 w/acopper roof & stucco in Albemarle Co., 20copper roof & stucco in Albemarle Co., 20copper roof & stucco in Albemarle Co., 20copper roof & stucco in Albemarle Co., 20copper roof & stucco in Albemarle Co., 20min. from Charlottesville & UVA. Master BRmin. from Charlottesville & UVA. Master BRmin. from Charlottesville & UVA. Master BRmin. from Charlottesville & UVA. Master BRmin. from Charlottesville & UVA. Master BRsuite on 1st floor, 2 large BR w/separate bathssuite on 1st floor, 2 large BR w/separate bathssuite on 1st floor, 2 large BR w/separate bathssuite on 1st floor, 2 large BR w/separate bathssuite on 1st floor, 2 large BR w/separate bathson 2nd floor, high ceilings, cast-iron lentils,on 2nd floor, high ceilings, cast-iron lentils,on 2nd floor, high ceilings, cast-iron lentils,on 2nd floor, high ceilings, cast-iron lentils,on 2nd floor, high ceilings, cast-iron lentils,hardwood floors 2 fireplaces, high-end kitchen,hardwood floors 2 fireplaces, high-end kitchen,hardwood floors 2 fireplaces, high-end kitchen,hardwood floors 2 fireplaces, high-end kitchen,hardwood floors 2 fireplaces, high-end kitchen,50kw generator, guest cottage, 8-stall barn w/50kw generator, guest cottage, 8-stall barn w/50kw generator, guest cottage, 8-stall barn w/50kw generator, guest cottage, 8-stall barn w/50kw generator, guest cottage, 8-stall barn w/paddocks, run-in sheds, riding ring, tractorpaddocks, run-in sheds, riding ring, tractorpaddocks, run-in sheds, riding ring, tractorpaddocks, run-in sheds, riding ring, tractorpaddocks, run-in sheds, riding ring, tractorshed w/shop, potting shed/summerhouse &shed w/shop, potting shed/summerhouse &shed w/shop, potting shed/summerhouse &shed w/shop, potting shed/summerhouse &shed w/shop, potting shed/summerhouse &trap shooting shed.trap shooting shed.trap shooting shed.trap shooting shed.trap shooting shed.

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Small horse property located in the heart ofSmall horse property located in the heart ofSmall horse property located in the heart ofSmall horse property located in the heart ofSmall horse property located in the heart ofSomerset and the Keswick Hunt. This mostlySomerset and the Keswick Hunt. This mostlySomerset and the Keswick Hunt. This mostlySomerset and the Keswick Hunt. This mostlySomerset and the Keswick Hunt. This mostlyopen & fenced 14.5 acre offering has a 3 bedrmopen & fenced 14.5 acre offering has a 3 bedrmopen & fenced 14.5 acre offering has a 3 bedrmopen & fenced 14.5 acre offering has a 3 bedrmopen & fenced 14.5 acre offering has a 3 bedrm& 3 bathrm house built in the 1940’s. Many recent& 3 bathrm house built in the 1940’s. Many recent& 3 bathrm house built in the 1940’s. Many recent& 3 bathrm house built in the 1940’s. Many recent& 3 bathrm house built in the 1940’s. Many recentimprovements include a finished basement, 2improvements include a finished basement, 2improvements include a finished basement, 2improvements include a finished basement, 2improvements include a finished basement, 2renovated bathrooms & remodeled kitchen.renovated bathrooms & remodeled kitchen.renovated bathrooms & remodeled kitchen.renovated bathrooms & remodeled kitchen.renovated bathrooms & remodeled kitchen.Situated at the end of county road w/great privacy.Situated at the end of county road w/great privacy.Situated at the end of county road w/great privacy.Situated at the end of county road w/great privacy.Situated at the end of county road w/great privacy.4-stall stable w/tack rm, wash stall & 2 new sheds4-stall stable w/tack rm, wash stall & 2 new sheds4-stall stable w/tack rm, wash stall & 2 new sheds4-stall stable w/tack rm, wash stall & 2 new sheds4-stall stable w/tack rm, wash stall & 2 new shedsmake this a great horse propertymake this a great horse propertymake this a great horse propertymake this a great horse propertymake this a great horse property.

BABSON FARMBABSON FARMBABSON FARMBABSON FARMBABSON FARM A rare offering of over 1,100 acres located in A rare offering of over 1,100 acres located in A rare offering of over 1,100 acres located in A rare offering of over 1,100 acres located in A rare offering of over 1,100 acres located inMadison county on the Rapidan River veryMadison county on the Rapidan River veryMadison county on the Rapidan River veryMadison county on the Rapidan River veryMadison county on the Rapidan River veryclose to Somerset. In addition to the greatclose to Somerset. In addition to the greatclose to Somerset. In addition to the greatclose to Somerset. In addition to the greatclose to Somerset. In addition to the greatsoils and location, the property has wonderfulsoils and location, the property has wonderfulsoils and location, the property has wonderfulsoils and location, the property has wonderfulsoils and location, the property has wonderfulBlue Ridge views, 4 homes (2 of which are pre-Blue Ridge views, 4 homes (2 of which are pre-Blue Ridge views, 4 homes (2 of which are pre-Blue Ridge views, 4 homes (2 of which are pre-Blue Ridge views, 4 homes (2 of which are pre-civil war), cattle feed lot, and numerous othercivil war), cattle feed lot, and numerous othercivil war), cattle feed lot, and numerous othercivil war), cattle feed lot, and numerous othercivil war), cattle feed lot, and numerous otheragricultural buildings. Because the land is inagricultural buildings. Because the land is inagricultural buildings. Because the land is inagricultural buildings. Because the land is inagricultural buildings. Because the land is in4 tax map parcels with long river frontage, this4 tax map parcels with long river frontage, this4 tax map parcels with long river frontage, this4 tax map parcels with long river frontage, this4 tax map parcels with long river frontage, thisholding offers exceptional value as aholding offers exceptional value as aholding offers exceptional value as aholding offers exceptional value as aholding offers exceptional value as aconservation easement candidateconservation easement candidateconservation easement candidateconservation easement candidateconservation easement candidate.

HUNTLEY GLENHUNTLEY GLENHUNTLEY GLENHUNTLEY GLENHUNTLEY GLENBeautifully maintained, old Virginia brickBeautifully maintained, old Virginia brickBeautifully maintained, old Virginia brickBeautifully maintained, old Virginia brickBeautifully maintained, old Virginia brickhome situated on 80+/- acres in one of the mosthome situated on 80+/- acres in one of the mosthome situated on 80+/- acres in one of the mosthome situated on 80+/- acres in one of the mosthome situated on 80+/- acres in one of the mostprotected areas in the Piedmont located inprotected areas in the Piedmont located inprotected areas in the Piedmont located inprotected areas in the Piedmont located inprotected areas in the Piedmont located inOrange Co. just 20 miles from Charlottesville.Orange Co. just 20 miles from Charlottesville.Orange Co. just 20 miles from Charlottesville.Orange Co. just 20 miles from Charlottesville.Orange Co. just 20 miles from Charlottesville.This ideal sized property includes the 4This ideal sized property includes the 4This ideal sized property includes the 4This ideal sized property includes the 4This ideal sized property includes the 4bedroom, 3-1/2 bath home, 6-stall center aislebedroom, 3-1/2 bath home, 6-stall center aislebedroom, 3-1/2 bath home, 6-stall center aislebedroom, 3-1/2 bath home, 6-stall center aislebedroom, 3-1/2 bath home, 6-stall center aislestable, riding ring, run-in shed, newlystable, riding ring, run-in shed, newlystable, riding ring, run-in shed, newlystable, riding ring, run-in shed, newlystable, riding ring, run-in shed, newlyrenovated 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apt. and arenovated 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apt. and arenovated 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apt. and arenovated 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apt. and arenovated 800 sq. ft. 1 bedroom apt. and afabulous landscaped salt water swimming pool.fabulous landscaped salt water swimming pool.fabulous landscaped salt water swimming pool.fabulous landscaped salt water swimming pool.fabulous landscaped salt water swimming pool.

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A beautifully designed Palladian home on 60A beautifully designed Palladian home on 60A beautifully designed Palladian home on 60A beautifully designed Palladian home on 60A beautifully designed Palladian home on 60waterfront acres. Terraces, gardens, pond,waterfront acres. Terraces, gardens, pond,waterfront acres. Terraces, gardens, pond,waterfront acres. Terraces, gardens, pond,waterfront acres. Terraces, gardens, pond,and outbuildings. Pier with pavilion and boatand outbuildings. Pier with pavilion and boatand outbuildings. Pier with pavilion and boatand outbuildings. Pier with pavilion and boatand outbuildings. Pier with pavilion and boatlift provide easy access to the water. Thelift provide easy access to the water. Thelift provide easy access to the water. Thelift provide easy access to the water. Thelift provide easy access to the water. Thehome’s situation provides sweeping views ofhome’s situation provides sweeping views ofhome’s situation provides sweeping views ofhome’s situation provides sweeping views ofhome’s situation provides sweeping views ofthe Mobjack Baythe Mobjack Baythe Mobjack Baythe Mobjack Baythe Mobjack Bay

WALNUT HILLSWALNUT HILLSWALNUT HILLSWALNUT HILLSWALNUT HILLSGeorgian manor house built in 1882 byGeorgian manor house built in 1882 byGeorgian manor house built in 1882 byGeorgian manor house built in 1882 byGeorgian manor house built in 1882 byGovernor Kemper in Orange Co. A total ofGovernor Kemper in Orange Co. A total ofGovernor Kemper in Orange Co. A total ofGovernor Kemper in Orange Co. A total ofGovernor Kemper in Orange Co. A total of373 mostly open acres, 3 miles on the Rapidan373 mostly open acres, 3 miles on the Rapidan373 mostly open acres, 3 miles on the Rapidan373 mostly open acres, 3 miles on the Rapidan373 mostly open acres, 3 miles on the RapidanRiver, and incredible Blue Ridge views. 6000River, and incredible Blue Ridge views. 6000River, and incredible Blue Ridge views. 6000River, and incredible Blue Ridge views. 6000River, and incredible Blue Ridge views. 6000sq. ft. brick house exudes a grand style thatsq. ft. brick house exudes a grand style thatsq. ft. brick house exudes a grand style thatsq. ft. brick house exudes a grand style thatsq. ft. brick house exudes a grand style thatonly a period house can. The main floor hasonly a period house can. The main floor hasonly a period house can. The main floor hasonly a period house can. The main floor hasonly a period house can. The main floor hasa great hall that is 52 ft. long and 12 ft. across,a great hall that is 52 ft. long and 12 ft. across,a great hall that is 52 ft. long and 12 ft. across,a great hall that is 52 ft. long and 12 ft. across,a great hall that is 52 ft. long and 12 ft. across,with a ceiling height of 14 ft. Other detailswith a ceiling height of 14 ft. Other detailswith a ceiling height of 14 ft. Other detailswith a ceiling height of 14 ft. Other detailswith a ceiling height of 14 ft. Other detailsinclude paneled library, living room, formalinclude paneled library, living room, formalinclude paneled library, living room, formalinclude paneled library, living room, formalinclude paneled library, living room, formaldining room, 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 9dining room, 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 9dining room, 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 9dining room, 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 9dining room, 7 bedrooms, 4.5 baths and 9

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