Lifestyles in Keswick and its environs - September 2014
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MAY 20132 KESWICK LIFE
Privately located in Cismont area, 14 mi from downtown
Charlottesville. 173+/- acres primarily being used as a
horse farm with horse amenities situated in both
Albemarle and Louisa counties and within the Keswick
Hunt Territory. Historic home has been painstakingly
restored with finest materials such as heart pine in the
floors, kitchen cabinets, copper roof and incredible stone
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
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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165 acres with commanding views of the Blue165 acres with commanding views of the Blue165 acres with commanding views of the Blue165 acres with commanding views of the Blue165 acres with commanding views of the BlueRidge and over 2500 ft. of frontage on theRidge and over 2500 ft. of frontage on theRidge and over 2500 ft. of frontage on theRidge and over 2500 ft. of frontage on theRidge and over 2500 ft. of frontage on theRapidan River. Located in an area of largeRapidan River. Located in an area of largeRapidan River. Located in an area of largeRapidan River. Located in an area of largeRapidan River. Located in an area of largefarms in Orange County, this parcel is idealfarms in Orange County, this parcel is idealfarms in Orange County, this parcel is idealfarms in Orange County, this parcel is idealfarms in Orange County, this parcel is idealfor horses, cattle or just complete privacy.for horses, cattle or just complete privacy.for horses, cattle or just complete privacy.for horses, cattle or just complete privacy.for horses, cattle or just complete privacy.Improvements include 1850 house in need ofImprovements include 1850 house in need ofImprovements include 1850 house in need ofImprovements include 1850 house in need ofImprovements include 1850 house in need ofwork, barn/workshop, run-in sheds and boardwork, barn/workshop, run-in sheds and boardwork, barn/workshop, run-in sheds and boardwork, barn/workshop, run-in sheds and boardwork, barn/workshop, run-in sheds and boardfencing.fencing.fencing.fencing.fencing.
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.
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Charming home situated on 10 private acresCharming home situated on 10 private acresCharming home situated on 10 private acresCharming home situated on 10 private acresCharming home situated on 10 private acresjust minutes from the town of Marshall.just minutes from the town of Marshall.just minutes from the town of Marshall.just minutes from the town of Marshall.just minutes from the town of Marshall.This 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home has manyThis 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home has manyThis 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home has manyThis 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home has manyThis 4 bedroom/3.5 bath home has manyrecent improvements including hardwoodrecent improvements including hardwoodrecent improvements including hardwoodrecent improvements including hardwoodrecent improvements including hardwoodfloors, handmade front door and crownfloors, handmade front door and crownfloors, handmade front door and crownfloors, handmade front door and crownfloors, handmade front door and crownmoldings. The log addition is a 200 yearmoldings. The log addition is a 200 yearmoldings. The log addition is a 200 yearmoldings. The log addition is a 200 yearmoldings. The log addition is a 200 yearold refurbished cabin. The house sits highold refurbished cabin. The house sits highold refurbished cabin. The house sits highold refurbished cabin. The house sits highold refurbished cabin. The house sits highon the land and is surrounded by matureon the land and is surrounded by matureon the land and is surrounded by matureon the land and is surrounded by matureon the land and is surrounded by maturelandscaping and beautiful hardwood trees.landscaping and beautiful hardwood trees.landscaping and beautiful hardwood trees.landscaping and beautiful hardwood trees.landscaping and beautiful hardwood trees.
AIRSLIEAIRSLIEAIRSLIEAIRSLIEAIRSLIE507 acre Estate located in the beautiful507 acre Estate located in the beautiful507 acre Estate located in the beautiful507 acre Estate located in the beautiful507 acre Estate located in the beautifulCharlottesville area. Large manor home withCharlottesville area. Large manor home withCharlottesville area. Large manor home withCharlottesville area. Large manor home withCharlottesville area. Large manor home withwell proportioned rooms, large center hall,well proportioned rooms, large center hall,well proportioned rooms, large center hall,well proportioned rooms, large center hall,well proportioned rooms, large center hall,six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.six bedrooms, and eight bathrooms.Complete privacy, yet only minutes from fineComplete privacy, yet only minutes from fineComplete privacy, yet only minutes from fineComplete privacy, yet only minutes from fineComplete privacy, yet only minutes from finedining, shopping, superior medical facilitiesdining, shopping, superior medical facilitiesdining, shopping, superior medical facilitiesdining, shopping, superior medical facilitiesdining, shopping, superior medical facilitiesand the University of Virginia. Can beand the University of Virginia. Can beand the University of Virginia. Can beand the University of Virginia. Can beand the University of Virginia. Can bepurchased with less acreage.purchased with less acreage.purchased with less acreage.purchased with less acreage.purchased with less acreage.
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9ON THE COVER
Keswick residents, Catherine and Sallie-Mason Wheeler, recently participated atthe World's Championship Horse Showfor American Saddlebreds in Louisville,Kentucky. Catherine, a Junior at St. AnnesBelfield, showed her 3-Gaited mare CHSwing An Singin to the unanimous blueribbon topping a very competitivefield.Janet and Jeff Sterba of Keswick,Virginia on their recent wins at theWorld's Championship Horse Show inLouisville, Kentucky this August. Janetdrove her grand gelding, Caraway's NewYork Minute, to wins
What do the Emir of Quatar, the Sultan of Oman, MichaelJackson, Prince Charles and Atlantis have in common?They all have metalwork crafted by Stephen Stokes, Stokesof England, blacksmith of Keswick, Virginia.StephenStokes born in Shropshire, England was raised nearKeswick, in England’s beautiful Lake District as the sonofa blacksmith. His father’s forge is still in existence inWhittington, England run by Steves brother. So how didthe son of a long, long line of family blacksmiths come tolive in Virginia?read the article on this Keswickian beginning on page 9
With great pride and excitement,Keswick Club announced that Tuesday,September 16, was the first day of playon the new Pete Dye golf course atKeswick Golf Club. As many of you havediscovered on recent tours of the course,it becomes more beautiful all the time.The selected name for the course, FullCry, was among the wonderful andbountiful suggestions submitted byKeswick Club members Full Cry, aphrase well known to the local huntcommunity, evokes determination,enthusiasm, drive and adventure. Thenew logo, a fox on the move, signalsboundless energy and elusive gain, andhas a historical reference.
Loring Woodriff and Justi Campa weremarried June 21, 2014, on the SummerSolstice, shaded by a sycamore along acreek, with the Keswick countryside asbackdrop. Loring, the daughter or Piersand Sandy Woodriff, grew up inSomerset and Justi, the son of Justo andNancy Campa, is from Ivy. Loring’sdaughters Octavia and Frances Lawsonand Justi’s nieces Ava and Julia Gormleywere flower girls
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UPCOMING...save the dates
A Farm Mark e t & Ga r d e n Shop
Casual CafeEvent Venue
Flowers & Plants Gardening Gifts
Pick-Your-Own BerriesGroup Talks, Tours, Workshops & More...
Now Carrying Local Beer, Cider & Wine!See Website For Details!
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Nancy Parsons Art and Antiques at Ruckersville Gallery
Please see my Facebook page for inventory photos.
Please "like" my Facebook page to receive updates on new merchandise as soon as it arrives!
Ruckersville Gallery 8287 Seminole Trail
(next to Blue Ridge Cafe)
A & W Collectibles Route 250 East
(just east of entrance to Glenmore)
Selling and purchasing art, antiques & collectibles for the country house and garden
Nancy Parsons Art and [email protected] • 540-878-9176
Upcoming...save the dates
The next Lunch & Learn "Proper Pruning Techniques" is on 10/15/14 and details arecoming soon! A buffet lunch is included and each informative talk (including a Q&Asession) will be approximately 45 minutes to an hour. All will start promptly atnoon. The delicious buffet lunch will be made fresh by Chef Mel and will includesalad, bread, dessert, water, tea & coffee.
The next Walk & Talk "Fall Color" is on 10/18/2014 at 10 a.m.. Each month will havea different focus depending on the time of year. With 600 acres of land, there aremany wonderful areas to explore. Dan Gregg will discuss a seasonal topic and Q&Ais encouraged. Typically 3-4 miles, 9+.
For further information please call 540-672-7268 or visit the websitewww.themarketatgrelen.com
What: Lunch & Learn and Walk & Talk
Where: The Market at Grelen
When: October 15th and October 18th
Keswick Vineyards’ first annual Quynnessential event, Wine and Wheels is a seriouscar show for serious wine drinkers! Featuring the most beautiful premier automobiles,such as Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Jaguar, Bentley, Rolls Royce, and more modifiedshow cars!
Call for more details 434.244.3341 x.105
What: Wine and Wheels
Where: Keswick Vineyards
When: October 19th
Oakland School, a specialized school for all children including those with learningdifferences near Keswick, VA, is having an Open House on Monday, October 13th at10 am. The event will begin with our Head of School, Carol Williams, giving anoverview of our program followed by student and staff guided tours of the groundsand classrooms. Please call or email Jamie Cato, Admissions Director, with anyquestions. Ph: 434-293-9059 Email: [email protected] Websitewww.oaklandschool.net We hope to see you on the 13th!
What: Oakland School Open House
Where: Oakland School
When: October 13th
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The GOING OUT GuideCELEBRATEWhat: Paddock PartyWhere: Montpelier Race CourseWhen: October 31st at 6:30 pm
Enjoy the Oyster Bar, Dinner and Dancing the evening before the Montpelier Races in the paddock . Country Casual attire - For further information 540-672-0014
SHOPWhat:Martha’s MarketWhere: John Paul Jones ArenaWhen: October 10th - 12th
The 19th Annual Martha’s Market will held October 10-12th at the John Paul Jones Arena, with the Preview Party being held October 9 th.More than 65 boutiques from across the country turned the John Paul Jones Arena into a beautiful marketplace. The Women’s Committee of Mar-tha Jefferson Hospital has been proud to support many facets of wom-en’s healthcare, with the primary emphasis on Breast Health. For over seventeen years, through the tremendous success of Martha’s Market, The Women’s Committee has raised nearly $3 million in support of areas such as breast health, technology, women’s midlife health, heart disease and outreach to underserved populations.The Women’s Com-mittee, Martha Jefferson Hospital wishes to thank our many generous supporters and others who help make Martha’s Market possible each and every year. For additional information please call the Foundation office at 434-654-5578
EXPLOREWhat: The 55th Shenandoah Antiques ExpoWhen: Oct. 10, 9 am -5 pm, Oct. 11, 9 am-5 pm, Oct. 12, 10 am- 4pmWhere: The Augusta Expoland, 277 Expo Road, Fishersville, VA
300+dealers from Florida to Maine who offer quality pieces at fair prices.Admission: Friday, October 10, $10, Saturday & Sunday, 11 & October 12, $5.– October in the Valley of Virginia is the perfect time to find brilliant foliage and plenty of antiques at the 55th Shenandoah An-tiques Expo Friday, October 10 through Sunday, October 12 at Augusta Expoland (I-64, Exit 91) in Fishersville, Va. This weekend getaway is just a quick jaunt over the mountain from Charlottesville. For further information and for directions during event: (540) 337-2552.Heritage “Since 1986 our Expo has grown into one of the most highly anticipated antiques shows in the Mid-Atlantic,” Raymond Stokes, a co-founder of Heritage Promotions, said. “Thousands of folks return to Fishersville because they scooped up cherished collectibles or antique furniture on their last trip.”
SUPPORTWhat: Keswick Hunt Club Puppy ShowWhere: Keswick Hunt ClubWhen: October 11th - 5:00 pm
The neighborhood is invited to the 12th Annual Keswick Puppy Show. The evening will start with the Puppy Show at 5:00. There will be chil-dren’s activities, a fundraising silent auction and supper. A live auc-tion for Adopt -a- Hound and a Junior Handler class are always popu-lar parts of the evening. The Puppy Show is free. Supper is $25.00 for
adults and Children under 12 are $10. The check is the RSVP made out to Keswick Hound Fund and mailed to Greta Siemen, 10089 Fox Mead-ow Lane, Orange, Virginia 22960.For further information and auction donations contact - 434-296-9405
KID FRIENDLYWhat: Fall Fiber Festival & Montpelier Sheep Dog TrialsWhere: Montpelier EstateWhen: Saturday, Oct 4th, 2013 from 10AM – 5PM Sunday, October 5th, 2013 from 10AM to 4PM
Please remember that the Fiber Festival cannot admit pets on the grounds. No exceptions! Many events are scheduled such as sheep shearing, spinning, knitting, a skein & garment contest, braiding, rug hooking, the CHILDREN’S CORNER, felting, tatting, weaving, & bas-ketry. The famous Montpelier Sheep Dog Trials will be running dogs from all over the USA & Canada from sun up till dusk each day. Virtu-ally every aspect of fiber work will be on display from the sheep to the shawl! 20 different breeds of sheep & goats will be on display. There will be delicious food booths and many craft vendors & artisans sell-ing their natural fiber clothing, yarns, blankets, & socks. We will have a Celtic Dancing group & a Bagpiper playing. A great way to spend a day in the country among the animals and get your Christmas shop-ping done early! This is a weekend not to be missed! Please come & enjoy yourselves. NO PETS ARE ALLOWED! Admission: Adults $5.00, children under 16 are free Contact person: Michele Mangham 434-973-2222 or 434-882-2222
SUPPORTWhat: Out of the Darkness Community WalkWhere:East End, Green Springs, VirginiaWhen:10/18/2014 - Starts @ 10:00 am until 11:30 am Check-in Time- 9:00 am to 10:00 am
The Out of the Darkness Community Walks are the American Founda-tion for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) signature fundraising campaign, bringing together family, friends, colleagues, and supporters at 3-5 mile walks in hundreds of communities across the country.When you walk in the Out of the Darkness Community Walks, you join the effort with thousands of people to raise funds and awareness for AFSP’s vi-sion to create a world without suicide. For further information :con-tact Robin Durkin 434-409-1852 e-mail address: [email protected] or Cailin Collier 434-825-5961.
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COVER STORYSTOKES OF ENGLANDby Elizabeth Blythe Delaney
What do the Emir of Quatar, the Sultan of Oman, Michael Jackson, Prince Charles and Atlantis have in common? They all have metalwork crafted by Stephen Stokes, Stokes of England, blacksmith of Keswick, Virginia. Stephen Stokes born in Shropshire, England was raised near Keswick, in England’s beautiful Lake District as the son of a blacksmith. His father’s forge is still in existence in Whittington, England run by Steves brother. So how did the son of a long, long line of family blacksmiths come to live in Virginia?
Basically, it was love.
Stephen’s father, Joe, accepted a position to become an instructor in black-smithing for the British Ministry of Defense at Hadrians Camp when Steve was young. His father has his artistic ironwork work all over the British Isles, including the restoration of the Chirk Castle gates. He then took his family to numerous countries in Africa as an instructor for the United Nations. Dur-ing the family’s time in Africa Steve was home schooled. As he approached his teens it was apparent that Steve would need to be sent to boarding school back in England for a proper education.
He attended Lindisfarne College in Wales from the ages of 14-18 while his parents remained in Africa. Steve, when 18, entered a competition along with 300 other top UK students for a scholarship with the ESU, English Speak-ing Union, to study abroad. He was chosen, among 28 winners. He still re-members being grilled by the headmaster of Eton on “why” he should be an ambassador and his political understandings of the time. Afterall, being an ambassador for England meant you had to have tact. Not unlike his fathers diplomatic status for the United Nations.
So Steve was “sent” to Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia to launch his career as an engineer, doctor, minister, etc....certainly not as a blacksmith. He never even thought about it as a possibility. He was on his way in the United States....Then something happened that changed his life forever. He was cast in the play “You Cant Take It With You” opposite the beautiful 15 yr. old Alison...they played husband and wife in the play. He was smitten imme-diately. Ah, the lightning bolt of fate! She thought he was a professor, he was so well-dressed and poised. And so they rehearsed the play for months not dating but growing in a love for one another that is still very evident today. Alison said her parents were so impressed with this mature young man t!hat they invited him over for Alison’s sweet 16th birthday dinner!
The stage was set with Steve attending George Mason University, after his last year at Episcopal, to be near Alison who was finishing her high school years
at St. Agnes (girls from nearby high schools were chosen to play female roles in all-boy Episcopal High School). Following completion of high school she applied to the University of Virginia, got in and went there to study French and History. Steve followed her to Charlottesville and they married in 1981. Alison then went on to get her Master’s Degree in Drama.
Newly married, they needed to get an income going soon. Steve, read an ar-ticle on the high prices of ironwork and thought, “I can do that!” And so was born Steve’s first forge on Meachums Road, 250W Ivy in 1982. They had a free standing two bay cinderblock garage and Steve built a forge in it. He used a washing machine motor for the blower and scrap sheet metal. (The forge is the actual fire box that is kept hot enough to make iron “forge” or bend, shape, draw, punch, and weld.) He spent a total of $5,000.00 to open it. Alison thought up the name “Stokes of England”.
It was a struggle for the first few years. Trying to find a market, Steve made knives and he and Alison went to various shows selling his wares. Good art-ists are rarely good marketers! Then fate intervened again in the form of Da-vid Easton the famous interior designer for John and Patricia Kluge. He came to Stephen and asked him to submit samples of railing work and if chosen would be doing the ironwork for the Kluge’s new estate , Albemarle House and its Chapel. Steve won the competition and spent the next few years com-pleting the work. He moved to Shadwell first, then on to Keswick in 1992, where he has had his forge since then, behind the Keswick Post Office in the old train station warehouse. After Kluge’s work, came many referrals and commissions for large houses in Virginia, Indiana, New Jersey, Maryland, Georgia, South and North Carolina, Connecticut and New York, but local work always comes first!
One such job was Donald Trump’s estate in Westchester, New York. Mr. Trump asked Steve to price up a replica of the gates to Chirk Castle in Wales, which had been restored by Steve’s father. The price came in at $5,000,000.00, as Steve says,” it took the famous Davies Brothers’ 20 blacksmiths five years to make the gates in 1715”. They contain the coat of arms for the Gates at Chirk Castle fully restored by Steve’s father Myddleton Family showing a bloody hand and wolves. Mr. Trump refused this expense but contined on with balconies and balustrades.
Steve had a booth at an AIA Convention in New Orleans and an architect dropped off his card and said, “You’ll be hearing from me!” Steve thought nothing of it. Later that week he received an email asking him to do the iron-work for a new resort in the Bahamas called “ Atlantis”. Steve told him that wasn’t the kind of work they did. After all, it was a small firm. They didn’t take “no” for an answer, telling Steve to bring a sample of a railing to the Bahamas in two weeks! So they made something they were sure the architect wouldn’t like. He sent one of his blacksmiths to the Bahamas with the rail sample. The owner and architect loved it! So Steve hired 12 blacksmiths and it took 3 years to complete all the rails, decor, stairs and anything metal at Atlantis Resort. Alison proudly said that during this time he kept up with all local orders! Steve said they had huge shipping crates in front of the forge for constant deliveries to the Bahamas.
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I asked Steve what was one of his most memorable jobs. He said as a kid in England he would watch the “Beverly Hillbillies”. He was thrilled to be asked to design and build gates and finials for the actual mansion used in the making of the television series in Los Angeles. He’d come full circle!
His recent works include ornamental gates, balconies and lighting at the Col-lege of William and Mary, and work at Montpelier and Monticello, Historic Federal Hill Estate in Fredericksburg. He is constantly busy filling orders for local estates, even adding to some ironwork he did many years ago!
Over the years, Steve has had clients all over the world. They have included Michael Jackson, architect Robert A.M. Stern, George Soros, the list goes on. PBS and the BBC have done shows on him and he’s been represented in print in Architectural Digest, the New York Times, Town and Country, Virginia Living, et al. He has three blacksmiths working for him and is proud to pass on the blacksmithing profession to his many apprentices over the years. He learned the trade from his father as a young boy and never thought he would spend his life as a blacksmith. Steve clearly led with his heart and with the support of his love, Alison, his true calling came shining through.
After Steve’s dad passed on, Steve was in England talking to a friend of his dad’s. He said his dad had been proud of him. Steve said, “He never said anything to me about that” and the friend said “oh, he carried photos of your work on him to show us!”
Did I mention that Steve and Alison have two very talented daughters? It is so apparent that Steve and Alison have supported one another in their ac-complishments over the years and have much to be proud of. Alison, a tal-ented actress has acted and sung in plays in New York as well as Virginia. They have a retreat in North Wales that they love going to as a family. For both Steve and Alison, it is clear, have made their family and life together the real priority. So it is their love and VERY hard work that has made an incred-ible life for them and their family. We are so proud to have him in our midst quietly creating world class art.
Blacksmithing involves the bending and forging of hot iron by hand. Wrought
iron used to be shingled in layers of slag and pure iron. Now the slag and pure iron is homogenized and called “mild steel.” The carbon content in iron is also important and mild steel has a carbon content of ideally 2% or less. All steel is painted black and in medieval times it was coated with pitch to give it the black look. Steve says there are a lot of finish options from satin black paint or other colors, to powder coating. The fire is fueled with coal. The con-sistent temperature is important since it can’t be too hot or too cool. Steve remembered waking up once staring at the ceiling after passing out from the heat. It takes getting used to! Farriers are blacksmiths that shoe horses. Iron-working requires a steady hand, hand/eye coordination, balance and propor-tion in design, quality in finish and technical skill.
Steve pointed out the incredible math skills involved in the making of a spiral metal staircase. When the stair was ready for installation the architect said “You don’t mind that we changed the radius by 1/2 inch do you?” Steve had to take the entire stair back and cut it and rework it! Three months of work to do all over again. Steve also works in brass, bronze and copper as well as other alloys of metal.
Blacksmiths once were a staple of life, creating nails and tools. Immortalized in Longfellow’s “The Village Blacksmith”. “The village smithy stands; the smith, a mighty man is he, with large and sinewy hands; and the muscles of his brawny arms are as strong as iron bands...”
Steve is not only talented at the technical end of smithing but an incredible designer as well. Just look at the photos!
Objects designed and made Steve for sale in his Gordonsville shop. To con-tact Steve, visit www.stokesofenglandusa.com or feel free to visit his forge in Keswick or the gallery in Gordonsville.
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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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Loring Woodriff and Justi Campa were married June 21, 2014, on the Summer Solstice, shaded by a sycamore along a creek, with the Kes-wick countryside as backdrop. Loring, the daughter or Piers and Sandy Woodriff, grew up in Somerset and Justi, the son of Justo and Nancy Campa, is from Ivy. Loring’s daughters Octavia and Frances Lawson and Justi’s nieces Ava and Julia Gormley were flower girls. The Honor-able Jay Swett joined the couple in marriage. Mother Nature cooper-ated, just barely, with showers delaying the outdoor ceremony. Justi, Loring, Octavia and Frances reside in Downtown Charlottesville.
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HORSIN’ AROUNDWORLD’S CHAMPIONSHIP HORSE SHOWKeswick residents, Catherine and Sallie-Mason Wheeler, recently participated at the World’s Championship Horse Show for American Saddle-breds in Louisville, Kentucky. Catherine, a Junior at St. Annes Belfield, showed her 3-Gaited mare CH Swing An Singin to the unanimous blue rib-bon topping a very competitive field.
Sallie-Mason, a seventh grader at St. Annes Belfield, showed her 5-Gaited mare CH Callaway’s Born for This against the best to win her qualifying class. She then went on to win the championship with first place votes by all three judges to wear the yel-low roses out of the ring.
Congrats to both of these young equestrians who also participate in showing the Hunters as well as Foxhunting.
Congratulations to Janet and Jeff Sterba of Kes-wick, Virginia on their recent wins at the World’s Championship Horse Show in Louisville, Ken-tucky this August. Janet drove her grand geld-
ing, Caraway’s New York Minute, to win both the Amateur Ladies Fine Harness and Amateur Fine Harness Championship. This was Janet’s first show with “Jimmy” and she drove him to perfec-tion against a field of the best harness horses in the country. Good Luck in the future to this exciting new combination.
WARRENTON HUNT NIGHTSadly Mother Nature put an early end to Hunt Night this year with a “monsoon” that literally flooded the show grounds and put on a pyrotech-nic show that lasted several hours. But despite the limited number of events, Keswick prevailed once again with the Championship!Many thanks to our hunt team members: Torston Kramer, Autumn Rogers, and Jennifer Nesbit. Darlene Murphy, who placed 4th in the over 46 Foxhunter Class, Greta Seimen, who placed 8th in the Over 46 Fox-hunter, and, with Summers Olinger, placed 3rd in the Hunter Pairs. Sandy Rives and Trish Zorn, who placed 8th in the Hunter Pairs. Jordann Sipe, who won the Junior Foxhunter class. Jill Wilson, who won the 31-45 Foxhunter Class (and also placed 6th) and placed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Warm Up. Whitney Gammell, who placed 3rd in the Ladies Hunter Hack. Sarah Poole, who placed 3rd in the 31-45 Foxhunter, and, with Kim Mitchell, placed 6th in the Hunter Pairs, and Rachel McMahon, who placed 4th in the 31-45 Foxhunter, and 7th in the Ladies Hunter Hack. We also must thank Sally Lamb for all the great horses she provides for the team, as well as hosting the practices, the tailgate at the show, etc., etc.!
US NATIONAL HUNTER BREEDING CHAMPIONSHIPRainier Defends Title, Named Overall Grand Champion in 2014 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship.The top young horses from across the country dis-played their qualities in hopes of claiming a title at the 2014 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breeding Championship. Judges Linda Andrisani and Daniel Robertshaw traveled to both coasts to
assess the entrants. The Championship began on August 27th at the Showpark All Seasons Summer Tournament in Del Mar, Calif., then moved east on August 30th to the historic Warrenton Horse Show in Warrenton, Va.
For the eighth time in the Championship’s two-phase history, the East Coast’s Champion Best Young Horse won the Overall Grand Champion title. Rainier (Eloquence x Countess Sabrina/Pri-vate Account), owned by Cismont Manor Farm, Meridian Partners, and Kenneth Wheeler, who also handled the horse, claimed top honors in the 2014 Sallie B. Wheeler/US National Hunter Breed-ing Championship, receiving the Dave Kelley Per-petual Trophy and successfully defending his 2013 title.Real Appeal (by Rosenthal out of Good Angel) a two year old owned by Chuck and Sue Tice Gross-mann was the Best Young Horse (he is shown by Jay Golding—who also won the Bobbie Burke Tro-phy as the handler of the best young horse
and MORE...On the East Coast, Rapscallion 18 (ROC USA x Na-talya/Hermes Du Maurier), a two-year-old Olden-burg gelding owned by Rachel Kane and handled by Bucky Reynolds, won the Oldenburg Registry of North America award. The American Hanove-rian Society award went to Viewpoint (Viva Vol-taire x Bella Danja/Bordeaux) a yearling Hanove-rian filly owned by Robin Stewart and handled by Dowell Johnson. The American Warmblood Registry Award went to Femineste, (Beste Gold x Fiera MRF/Feiner Stern) a two-year-old American Warmblood filly owned and handled by Elizabeth Lubrano. Ta Dah (Popeye K x Grannies Magic Punch/Magical) a two-year-old Dutch Warmblood filly owned and handled by Jane Witten, received the KWPN of North America Award. Joyful Hope (King De Coquerie x Brown Eyed Girl/Schoen-felder), a two-year-old Belgian Warmblood filly owned by Dr. Erica Feiste and handled by Dow-ell Johnson, took home the Stud-Book sBs Belgian Sport Horse Society Award. The Rheinland Pfalz-Saar International Award went to Impre ‘Czario (Balta ‘Czar x La Grande Cowgirl), a two-year-old RPSI gelding owned by Julianna Potteiger and handled by Chip Leonard.The Foxwick Farm Perpetual Trophy, which is awarded to the lead-ing Thoroughbred. On the East Coast, the award went to Steppintothealter (Runnintothealter x Dodana/Two Punch), a yearling Thoroughbred gelding owned by Cheryll Francella and handled by William Howland. Bella Nelle Colore (Risque Remarque x Ebony Gold Rose/Rock Point) took the honors for the West Coast, handled by Linda Winters.
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KESWICK SCENEFULL CRY TEES OFF
With great pride and excitement, Keswick Club announced that Tues-day, September 16, would be the first day of play on the new Pete Dye golf course at Keswick Golf Club. As many of you have discovered on re-cent tours of the course, it becomes more beautiful all the time. The se-lected name for the course, Full Cry, was among the wonderful and boun-tiful suggestions submitted by Kes-wick Club members.
Full Cry, a phrase well known to the
local hunt community, evokes de-termination, enthusiasm, drive and adventure. The new logo, a fox on the move, signals boundless energy and elusive gain, and has a historical reference, 1912, marking the year the gorgeous Villa Crawford was built. For an experience like none other, we invite you to come play the course that is both distinctive and amazing.
While the course will be open most days for play, they have designated Mondays, Tuesdays and occasional other days to complete the grounds and maintenance work that remains here and there on the course.. Thank you for your patience through this process.
As we open Full Cry, please be re-minded that use of the course should be limited to golf activities. Activi-ties such as biking, motorized scoot-ers, skateboarding and rollerblad-ing are not be conducted on course.
Walking is welcomed on the course before 7:30am and after daily play concludes. Thank you for your help in keeping Full Cry in the best pos-sible condition .
The grand opening and ribbon cut-ting for the new course will take place on October 10th, and will be the feature cover story in the October issue of Keswick Life.
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COMMUNITYJIM HADEN SET TO RETIRE AFTER 21 YEARS OF HOSPITAL LEADER-SHIP
Charlottesville, VA. Jim Haden, president of Mar-tha Jefferson Hospital, will be retiring this fall after 21 years of service to Charlottesville’s community hospital.
Haden, who is 67, began working at Martha Jef-ferson in 1993. While president, Martha Jefferson has grown and greatly expanded, now offering a more enhanced complement of clinical services to the community, including neurosurgery and advanced cardiology and orthopedic services. In addition, Haden has been an avid supporter of increasing quality outcomes during his tenure, which has been achieved through the hard-work and dedication of all Martha Jefferson team mem-bers and an investment in sophisticated technol-ogy.
During his time as president, Martha Jefferson has enhanced its complement of comprehensive cancer services, was designated as a Magnet® facility for excellence in nursing, opened the Outpatient Care Centers at Pantops and Proffit Road, as well as a free-standing emergency department, recruited numerous specialists from the nation’s top medi-cal institutions and achieved superior state and na-tional patient satisfaction scores. In addition, the Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation was created which has served as a wonderful partnership with our community. Most recently, Haden was instru-mental in the successful construction of, and move to, the new Martha Jefferson Hospital on Pantops Mountain and the successful merger with Sentara Healthcare.
“I consider myself lucky to have been able to work at Martha Jefferson Hospital,” said Haden. “I have had the good fortune to work with an outstanding group of physicians, employees, volunteers and unbelievably dedicated board members. It’s truly been fun. Martha Jefferson Hospital is a special place, and what I cherish the most about our hos-pital is the Caring Tradition culture. Thanks to the dedication of all those involved, I am confident the culture will continue through the years.”
As the healthcare landscape has changed over time, the strategic leadership of Haden has al-lowed Martha Jefferson to grow, and to continue to find better ways to provide care that has led to improved safety and quality outcomes for patients and their families.
“Jim is responsible for encouraging a wide spec-trum of individuals to become involved with Mar-tha Jefferson, which in turn has made it the fine institution it is today,” said Peter Brooks, chair of the Martha Jefferson Hospital Board of Directors. “His tireless dedication to improving the health of the community can be seen in the major accom-plishments that have taken place, but also in the
small things. We will be forever thankful for his selfless leadership.”
A formal search process is well underway for Haden’s successor. The next president is expected to be named later this fall.
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TIME TO START TALKING: MAK-ING PARENTS PART OF THE AG-ING PROCESS NOW
Local senior care experts encourage families to connect and provide tips on tackling tough con-versations about aging
Discussing aging issues, such as living arrange-ments, finances, dating, end-of-life decisions and driving, early and often can save families years of heartache, tension and even legal battles. Yet, re-search indicates that about two-thirds of American families put off these conversations, either because they are uncomfortable with the topics or they just don’t know where to start. 1
Statistics show that 34 percent of adults surveyed are conversation avoiders. 2 That is, they haven’t talked about any important end-of-life issues with their parents or children, or they have talked about just one issue.
To help, the Charlottesville office of Home In-stead Senior Care is sponsoring the “40-70 Rule®” program, which includes an Action Plan for Suc-cessful AgingSM and other resources to help ease
these conversations between adult children and their parents.
The idea behind the “40-70 Rule” is that by the time adult children are age 40 and their parents are age 70, they should have these critical conversa-tions that will impact the parents’ future.
“Unfortunately, it is often not until a crisis hap-pens that families consider these important discus-sions,” says Jeanne McCusker, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Charlottesville and surrounding counties. “Although the prospect of addressing sensitive topics can often be intimi-dating, it’s critical for these conversations to hap-pen before it’s too late.”
According to recently conducted research, 70 per-cent of family conversations about aging issues don’t occur until they are prompted by a health crisis or other emergency. 1 This can increase the likelihood of family disputes.
McCusker says that she hopes this program can change that for area families.
“Quite often, when it comes to certain topics, there is a noticeable gap between the wishes of the se-nior parents and their children,” she says. “We want to help families establish plans in advance so that a parent’s expressed wishes are met.”
For more information about the “40-70 Rule” pro-gram or to obtain a copy of the Action Plan for Successful Aging, please visit 4070talk.com or call 434-979-4663.
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here & there..... in KeswickBy The Numbers
a Bunch Canadian Geese on their way south, 30 People Astride on the first day of cubbing,40 Tee Times scheduled for the first day of golfing on Keswick Es-tate’s new course Full Cry
On and Off The MarketSo what opportunities for investment or farmette type properties are there at a reasonable price is in the area?
4027 Louisa Rd, the restoration cottage on an acre with a garage/old forge by the Post Office is back on the market at $189,500.
373 Clarks Tract, a 1954 ranch, is just listed at $299,000 and has 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms on 2.1 acres.
6580 Louisa Rd is recently available at $335,000 and is a 2 bedroom, 2 bath, 2001 built ranch on 4+ acres. 6618 Louisa Rd, a 2 bedroom, 2 bath modu-lar rancher on 5 acres went under contract in a few days at $210,000, and
870 Black Cat Rd just sold for $187,000. It was a 5 bedroom, 1.5 bath 1880’s farmhouse on 2 acres 1055 Hacktown Rd is available at $105,000, a 3 bed-room, one bath ranch on 2 acres.
514 Huckstep Branch Lane is a distress sale at $275,000. It is a 4 bedroom, 3 bath ranch on 2 7 acres only built in 2009, and then just down the road at #548 is the 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath brick un-completed home on 2.5 acres, also built in 2009.
Possible farmettes to develop could be:595 Starry Sky Lane as it offers 25+ acres with a 3 bedroom, 2 bath contemporary home at $375,000, and at
3938 Richmond Road that is on 13+ acres and has a 2 bedroom, 3 bath cottage for $419,000.
Regarding land parcels …there is 14 acres, claimed to be 5 lots, with a single wide, on Paddock Wood Road for $197,000, and a new 1.48 acre lot on Campbell Road for $67,000. A 7+ acre Keswick Estate lot backing up to the 17th tee is under con-tract at $549,950 and here is a neat sale reported in Glenmore... 988 Piper Way, a 60 acre parcel report-edly sold for $1,200,000. It is better known as the Glenmore Equestrian Center! As the new home
to replace the tear down opposite the Post Office takes shape there are two tear downs in progress in Keswick Estate.
Both are on Club View Drive and were 1970’s style brick ranchers on basements. When the new homes are created they will offer great views of the Full Cry golf course and the Keswick Hall.
So, lots of possibilities are out there if you wanted to invest some sweat equity!
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VoteA General Election will be held on Tuesday, No-vember 4, 2014, for the offices of: Member of the United States Senate, and Member of the United States House of Representatives, 5th District of Vir-ginia. In addition, a Special Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, to determine whether the Constitution of Virginia shall be amended to allow the General Assembly to exempt from taxa-tion the real property of the surviving spouse of any member of the armed forces of the United States who was killed in action, where the surviv-ing spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried.Voters are required to present a form of acceptable photo identification when voting in person. Ac-ceptable forms of photo ID include valid Virginia driver’s licenses; Virginia DMV-issued photo iden-tification cards; U.S. Passports; employer-issued photo ID cards; student ID cards issued by an in-stitution of higher education in Virginia; photo ID cards issued by Virginia, one of its political subdi-visions, or the United States; and voter photo ID cards issued by the Virginia Department of Elec-tions. If you are a registered Virginia voter but do not have an acceptable photo ID, free voter photo
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SoldThe Colonial Williamsburg Foundation recently announced a new owner for the national historic landmark a few miles south of Williamsburg: Samuel Mencoff, a co-chief executive of a promi-nent private equity investment firm in Chicago who is known for preservation projects, bought Carter’s Grove for $7.5 million.“The property is in the hands of somebody who is going to preserve it, take care of it,” said Colin G. Campbell, president and chief executive of the foundation.The founda-tion closed it and sold it in 2007 — with conserva-tion easements designed to protect the house and most of the land — to Halsey Minor, a tech entre-preneur whose family had deep Virginia roots for $15.3 million. When Minor’s self-made fortune crashed, the property fell into neglect, with some simple maintenance work left undone. A spokes-woman said Friday that Minor would not com-ment on personal matters. After Minor’s limited liability company filed for bankruptcy in 2011, the Williamsburg foundation took over the needed re-pairs.The plantation was on the market for a year, with a nearly $15 million asking price, but no of-fers were made. At a public auction this spring, only Colonial Williamsburg bid on Carter’s Grove.The sales price to Mencoff covers the expenses paid by the Williamsburg foundation during the bankruptcy process and the outstanding princi-pal balance on the mortgage loan to the previous owner, according to Campbell.“Carter’s Grove is a treasure,” he said, “in many ways chronicling the history of the New World.”
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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, barn, rolling pastures, woods, mtn.trails
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Rabbit Run is a lovely and beautifullymaintained Virginia farm house with acharming two bedroom guest cottage on2 + private acres in the town ofGordonsville in Orange Co.Featuresinclude- 5 bedrooms and five full bathsin the main house and two additionalbedrooms in the cottage. Heart pinefloors, Standing seam metal roof. Twozone heating and cooling.Mature treesand shrubs and lovely perennial gardensenhance the beauty and charm of thisunique offering. Within walking distanceof Main street Gordonsville restaurantsand shops B&B potential.
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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.
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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 suitable forRV’s, 2 run-in sheds, and a fascinatingmanagers cottage
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LE BERCEAUExceptionally private 22 acre property almost completely encircled by a 30-foot-wide stream. The 2,802 sq. ft. custom built French Country style home features expanses of white marble flooring, 18th century Portuguese kitchen tiles, and library with custom bookcases. Post and beam barn offers unlimited possibilities 2 full baths, an office and loft bedroom. $675,000
HEAH TON COTTAGEArchitecturally distinguished, exceptionally private 3,224 sq. ft. Chalet style home with high ceilings, great room with built-in book-cases, large fireplace and a gracious master suite with fireplace, and a large gourmet kitchen. All on 29+/- private acres with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Less than 15 minutes from the VA Horse Center and les than 10 minutes from the charming town of Lexington. $775,000
MONTPELISOThis elegant 1,592 sq. ft. historic town-house in the town of Orange comprises the 1859 addition to the historic Montpeliso Mansion, c. 1819. Featuring high ceilings, period detail, working fireplace, and large windows. Spacious modern kitchen. Lovely back porch with outdoor shower, large landscaped backyard, and elegant front porch. $169,900.
WOODLYNNE FARM110 Acre Orange County horse farm with an architecturally distinguished, renovated and expanded c. 1870 home. The home features large open country kitchen with custom cabinets, salt water gunnite pool, 8 stall barn. Multiple board fenced paddocks, riding ring, large hay barn with large 800 +/- sq. ft. office. Completely private. Less than ½ hour from Bull Run, Casanova Hunts. $1,900,000
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BOOKWORM REVIEWBy Suzanne Nash
The kids are back in school and the evenings are getting cooler. It’s the perfect time to gather some new books to install beside your reading chair. They say it’s going to be a rough winter but if you are stocked with good reading material you have nothing to worry about!
It may be listed as science fiction but Wool isn’t typical sci-fi fare….I believe it will intrigue anyone who loves a good story with mystery, love and social commentary. Imagine a world where the air outside is so toxic that only a few minutes expo-sure ensures certain death. This is the world that Jules grew up in. She works in
the lower level of the silo where she and everyone she knows lives. The silo extends deep within the earth and the only view of the surface of the earth is through cameras mounted on the outside…cam-era’s whose lenses must periodically be cleaned…otherwise the view will go dark. Those who ask questions, those who express curiosity about the past or about the outside world are given the “honor “of being cleaners. It is a death sentence. This is a tale of revolution, a call to arms to ask the questions, to not blindly follow the powers that be. There is definitely an upstairs downstairs quality to this story…quite literally. Many levels below lie
the mechanics who toil to keep the generators run-ning that help to provide the power to the comput-ers….which are used by those in the upper levels use. Of course those individuals who control the IT control the world of the silo…they have more food and live with more light while those on the lower levels live in darkness. There is knowledge in the power the upper level leaders hold but there is also power deep within the silo and this is the story of how the lower levels rise up to reclaim the knowledge and history hidden from them. There are so many allegories here and that is what I en-joyed…the parallels are very thought provoking. Hugh Howey originally wrote this as a short story but then he serialized it and then it became a best-seller. The story of his success is just another inter-esting dimension to this tale.
If you are looking for an epic tale then look no further than The Goldfinch by Donna Tart. Long, complex and undoubtedly compelling, as only Donna Tart can provide, this book begins with a
tragedy. A bomb goes off in a museum and a little boy’s life changes forever. An amazing cast of charac-ters come alive in this story. Corrupt Russians, Las Vegas grafters and questionable art dealers are mixed together to create an intriguing land-scape which provide a back-drop for Theo’s journey from a scared boy to a confused
young man. This is a book about loss and a search for meaning when something inexplicable chang-
es everything. Many critics have remarked that Tart resembles Dickens in her story development and her extensive array of characters. I agree to their assessment to some extent, though I found occasions where the descriptions became a bit like overkill. Despite this small criticism I found myself returning to this book again and again…it continually drew me back to its pages and that is the sign of a good book. So if the long nights are closing in on you this is a good book to curl up with…… because, while it may be long, it is truly worth the read.
I am also going to invite you to try another read-ing pleasure I have found. I can recall my mother putting a record on the turntable (yes…I actually do remember using one of them) whenever she got ready to settle down to read and I have often enjoyed listening to music that sets the mood for different reading genres. I recently joined amazon prime and discovered, much to my joy, that they offer free music to stream and I was even more ex-cited to discover that they have play lists already created that are excellent. What is even better than this? They have great music play lists for every genre of reading material….and they are won-derful! So if you love to have background music while you read and happen to have joined Ama-zon Prime take a moment to look at their free mu-sic streaming and then peruse their music playl-ists….it is under the title: For Reading: followed by a genre. I hope this will enhance your reading experience. Enjoy the changing season and keep reading.
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ON EXHIBITKEENELAND ASSOCIA-TION AND CROSS GATE GALLERY OF LEXING-TON, KY, COLLABORATE TO HOST THE SECOND SPORTING ART AUCTION
With demand for fine sporting art con-firmed, Keeneland and Cross Gate Gal-lery will conduct the second annual Sporting Art Auction on Noember 19th. The Sporting Art Auction represents an inspired collaboration between Keenel-and, the world’s premier Thoroughbred auction house and Cross Gate Gallery, the country’s leading source for fine sporting art and contemporary British figurative painting. The 2014 collection features 175 high-quality lots represent-ing fine sporting art, American paint-ings and sculpture from renowned art-ists.
“We received great support last year from the Central Kentucky community, the horse industry and sporting art col-lectors who enthusiastically embraced the inaugural auction,” Keeneland Vice President of Sales Walt Robertson said. “The success of that event confirmed the demand for fine sporting art, and creat-ed anticipation for an annual sale.”
One of this year’s most prominent pieces is N.C. Wyeth’s “The Horse Race,” a 40” x 32” oil on canvas depicting two jock-eys on horseback racing neck and neck. Wyeth originally painted the work for James Boyd’s book Drums, published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1928.
Another significant piece is French art-ist Isidore Jules Bonheur’s “Un Taureau Et Un Ours” (A Bull and a Bear), a 30” x 41¼” bronze first shown at the Paris Salon in 1857. Bonheur is known to have produced only two of this subject in this size. One was displayed in the Luncheon Club of the New York Stock Exchange for decades and now resides
in the Museum of American Finance (in New York City). The second bronze is the one offered here.
One of the more intriguing pieces is Richard Stone Reeves’ “Three Kings,” a 28” x 36” oil on canvas depicting cham-pions Nijinsky II, Spectacular Bid and Secretariat with grooms at Claiborne Farm.
Also featured will be 19th century and 20th century works by such celebrated artists as Sir Alfred Munnings, Edward Troye, John Frederick Herring Sr., Henry Stull and the French sculptor Emmanuel Fremiet, as well as contemporary pieces by Andre Pater, Larry Wheeler, noted British marine painter Richard Firth and Western American artist Theodore Wad-dell.
“We have traveled throughout the U.S. and Europe to acquire important pieces we feel confident will generate great interest,” Cross Gate Gallery owner Greg Ladd said. “This Sporting Art Auc-tion has all the right elements to be the premier sale of its kind – a world-class venue in Keeneland and the ability to reach a global audience of sporting art collectors through Keeneland’s racing and sales clientele.”
Catalogs are available on the auction’s website at http://www.thesportingar-tauction.com/. Inquiries are welcome via the website, by email to [email protected] or by calling Cross Gate Gallery at (859) 233-3856.
In 2013, LeRoy Neiman’s Flat Racing, a one-of-a-kind glazed ceramic tile mural, sold for $291,000, including buyer pre-mium, to top the inaugural Sporting Art Auction. Total sales for the 2013 auction surpassed $3.1 million. More than three-quarters of the 174 lots sold, with nearly half of those bringing final bids in excess of their high estimate values.
In keeping with the Keeneland Asso-ciation’s mission, Keeneland’s portion of the auction proceeds will benefits its non-profit initiatives, including the Keeneland Library Foundation.
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The season begins on October 9 in the Ruth Caplin Theatre with Marcus Gardley’spowerful and all-too pertinent drama Every Tongue Confess. Centered around aseries of church burnings in a tiny Alabama town that force residents to confrontharsh personal, historical, and cultural realities, this metaphorical and metaphysicaltale mixes the secular sounds of the blues with soaring gospel, covering generations’worth of love, loss, and redemption. Meanwhile, Gardley deftly intertwines thetown’s history with timeless Biblical lessons while shining a spotlight on the kindsof headlines that seem to repeat themselves far too often today. Every TongueConfess is presented with the support of the Office of the Provost and the ViceProvost for the Arts, and in cooperation with The Carter G. Woodson Institute forAfrican American and African Studies.
Every Tongue Confess , directed by Theresa M. Davis, will be presented inthe Ruth Caplin Theatre from October 9-11 and from October 15-17 at 8pm, and onOctober 19 at 2pm.
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson’s 1966 play The Rimers ofEldritch will open at the Ruth Caplin Theatre on November 13. A rapidlydecaying mid-Century Missouri town provides the setting for this fascinating storyof what happens when a murder and an assault force citizens to come to terms notonly with what happened, but why it did. The result is a powerful look at thedifference between the people we think we are, and the reality of what lies in ouroften murky moral centers.The Rimers of Eldritch, directed by Doug Grissom, willbe presented in the Ruth Caplin Theatre from November 13-15, and November 19-22 at 8pm.
Next up is a look at the often-overlooked lighter side of one of the world’s mostmasterful playwrights in Vodka Variations: an evening of Chekhov shorts,directed and adapted by Marianne Kubik. This spirited toast to Russian cultureand to Antonin Chekhov’s inimitable humor and sharp eye for the timeless upsand downs of human nature features plays and adapted short stories. The masterfulplaywright likely summed up the evening’s fare best when he said “Any idiot canface a crisis; it’s the day-to-day living that wears you out.” Though set in Russia inthe 1880’s this collection is proof that when it comes to the intoxicating nature oflife and love, the ride is wonderfully bumpy no matter the era!Vodka Variations:an evening of Chekhov shorts will be presented in the Ruth Caplin Theatre fromFebruary 19-21, 2015 and February 25-28, 2015 at 8pm.
Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire is an internationally-acclaimed show thatexamines the lives, hopes, dreams, and fears of nine Iraqi and Iraqi-American womenduring the period between the first and second Gulf Wars. The nine characters, whoinclude a painter, a radical communist and an ex-pat in London, offer moving andoften heartbreaking looks into what it means to be a woman against a backdrop ofwar and violence. The play, said John Lahr of the New Yorker, is “an example of howart can remake the world.” 9 Parts of Desire is presented with support from the Officeof the Provost and the Vice Provost for the Arts.9 Parts of Desire, directed by KateBurke, will be presented in the Helms Theatre from March 25-28, 2015 at 8pm andMarch 28 and 29 at 2pm.
The 2014-2015 season will wrap up with the charming and high spirited Broadwaymusical Wonderful Town. With music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by BettyComden and Adolph Green, Wonderful Town follows the Sherwood sisters from thecomforts of their Ohio home to the heart of bohemia, mid 1930’s Greenwich Village.The siblings’ professional, social, and romantic misadventures with a score featuringunforgettable Broadway hits like “A Little Bit in Love” and “Ohio” combined to earnthe show five Tony Awards and a generation of delighted fans around theworld.Wonderful Town, directed by Robert Chapel, will be presented at the CulbrethTheatre from April 16-18, 2015 and April 22-24, 2015 at 8pm and on April 25 at 2pm.Season subscriptions allow patrons the most flexible and inexpensive option forsecuring the seats and the performance dates they are looking for. Subscribers willreceive priority access to seat reservations and fee-free ticket exchanges andreplacements.
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Frankie June Hall, 72, of Orange, Virginia, passed away peacefully at home with family in attendance on Saturday, September 6, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Frankie lived love and adventure. A Virginia na-tive, Frankie understood and was an example of the meaning of southern hospitality, welcoming and accepting everyone who came into her life. Travel-ing the world with her military parents from early childhood, she married Brian Ralph Hall in 1963, and had four children, Peter, Michael, Robert and Susan, while living in Bermuda, for over 40 years. Frankie was a successful executive’s wife, but her passion was raising and caring for her children and grandchildren. Frankie and Brian have trav-eled extensively, experiencing cultures all over the world by land and by sea, sharing many of these experiences with family and friends. But over the last few years, her favorite pastime has been as a stable hand, often on foal-watch at their horse farm in Orange. Frankie is survived by her loving husband, Brian; sons, Peter, Michael and Rob; her daughter, Susan Hanner; her grandchildren, Tam-my, Tim, Julie, CJ, Corey, Ellie, Alan, Jesse, Charlie and Eric; and her five great-grandchildren.
Frankie’s funeral service was Saturday, September 13, 2014, at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, located at 119 Caroline Street, Orange, Virginia. Interment followed at the Hall Family Cemetery at Elmwood Farm. . In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, the Orange County Free Clinic, or the Orange Boys and Girls Club.
Eleanor Mann Montague
After a long illness, Eleanor Mann Montague, 92, of Charlottesville, Virginia, died at Westminster Canterbury of the Blue Ridge on Friday, Sep-tember 19, 2014. She was born on June 19, 1922, in Charlottesville, the daughter of the late Henry Washington Mann and Frances Page Morrison Mann. A native of Albemarle County, she grew up on a farm near Cobham and developed a love for animals-especially dogs and horses. She became an avid horsewoman, and her love for horses con-tinued throughout her life.
During and shortly after World War II, Ellie worked at Brown’s Gift Shop, where, one day, she met her future husband, who had just returned from serv-ing in the Army Air Corps in China. While Mon-ty was developing a successful real estate career, they raised their three children and lived most of their married life in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. In the late 80s, they relocated to Callawas-sie Island, a golf resort between Beaufort and Hil-ton Head, South Carolina. There, they enjoyed an active retirement for more than 10 years before re
turning to Charlottesville in 2002. Three activities that Ellie and Monty especially enjoyed together were playing golf, dancing, and traveling.
Over the years, they traveled widely from Europe and Russia to China and Australia. Also, Ellie en-joyed reading, gardening, playing cards-bridge and solitaire, especially-as well as needle-working. She created beautiful sweaters, pillows, blankets, etc., through knitting, embroidery, and crocheting. Ellie was a lifelong member of Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont, where she served on the Altar Guild for several years. Also, she participated in a variety of other civic and social activities, includ-ing the University League; the Keswick Garden Club, where she served one term as president; and as a Reading for the Blind volunteer. Devoted to her family, Ellie was a loving and supportive wife, mother, and grandmother. Always gracious, she was a selfless, unassuming, gentle lady.
In addition to her parents, Ellie was predeceased by her devoted husband of 66 years, Percy Mon-tague III; and her three half-sisters, Frances Burg-er, Elizabeth Gildea, and Flora (Pody) Caperton. She is survived by a daughter, Claudia Montague Adams and her husband, Bob, of Cary, North Car-olina and Richmond, Virginia; and two sons, Percy Montague IV and his wife, Anne, and Henry Mann Montague and his wife, Marsha, all of Charlottes-ville. Also, she is survived by 10 grandchildren, Hope Adams of Greenville, North Carolina, Eliza-beth Adams of Morrisville, North Carolina, Carter Montague and wife, Maggie, of Schuyler, Virginia, Ellie Montague of Charlottesville, Meredith Mon-tague and her husband, Todd Barnett, of Charlot-tesville, David Montague and his wife Roxzanna of Grand Lake Stream, Maine, John Montague and his wife, Mari, of Washington, D.C., Will Mon-tague and his wife, Johanna, of Charlottesville, Martha Montague Stockment and her husband, Andrew, of Charlottesville, and Margaret Mon-tague Feldman and her husband, Jacob, of Arling-ton, Virginia. Additionally, she is survived by nine great-grandchildren, Mason and Carter Wagoner of Morrisville, North Carolina, Henry and Althea Montague of Schuyler, Virginia, Flora, Evangeline, and Roscoe Barnett of Charlottesville, Cornelius Montague of Washington, D.C., and Charlotte Montague of Charlottesville.
The family wishes to extend their gratitude to the angels of Health Care 2 at Westminster-Canterbury of the Blue Ridge and Hospice of the Piedmont for their loving care during this difficult time. Special thanks also to the sitters and friends who sat with and cared for Ellie during the past few weeks. A funeral service was held on September 22, 2014, at Grace Episcopal Church in Cismont, Virginia, with the Reverend Miles Smith officiating. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorial contributions to Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Parkway, Suite 300, Charlottesville, Virginia 22911, www.hopva.org; or to the Alzheimer’s Associa
tion, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011; or to the charity of your choice.
The world of American foxhunting lost one of its best-loved and most highly respected person-alities with the passing of huntsman Melvin Poe, age ninety-four, on Saturday September 13, 2014. That’s the sad news. The good news is that Melvin was able to ride his horse and hunt his hounds to the very last year of his life.Poe was born in Hume Aug. 24, 1920. Grandfather John Lewis Poe served in the Confederate Army, fighting in the battles of Seven Pines, second Manassas, Antietam and Get-tysburg. Melvin Poe was the third of 10 children of Ollie and Eva Pearson Poe.
Poe attended the now-closed Hume School, of-ten recalling long school days spent “staring out the windows,” he once said. “I remember one day a meet of [Gen. George Patton’s] Cobbler Hunt crossing the crossroads. The principal – all of us – got tied up by the hunters on the way to school. No problem, school started an hour late that morning.”Poe was a Boy Scout and an expert jouster, as well as an avid baseball player while in high school. He served a tour as a jeep mechanic with the U.S. Army during World War II, taking part in the Normandy invasion. Upon his return stateside, Poe took a job with the Old Domin-ion Hounds in Orlean, 1947-1962, then with The Plains-based Orange County Hounds until he “re-tired” in 1991.
Poe was huntsman for the private Bath County Hounds until that hunt folded in 2011. He contin-ued hunting his own pack of hounds until this past spring, inviting friends and family to join him on twice-weekly outings.
In foxhunting circles he was referred to simply as Melvin. Everyone knew who you were talking about. He’s been a fixture in North American fox-hunting for more than sixty years and a celebrated legend for most of that time. He’s immortalized in a dramatic oil painting by Wally Nall; he made the cover of UK’s Horse and Hound in 1991; he starred in Tom Davenport’s 1979 foxhunting video docu-mentary, Thoughts on Foxhunting, narrated by Alexander Mackay-Smith; he was the subject for Peter Winant’s wonderful book, Foxhunting with Melvin Poe, The Derrydale Press, 2002; and in 2011 Melvin was inducted, along with his brother Al-bert, into the Huntsmen’s Room at the Museum of Hounds and Hunting in Leesburg, Virginia.Poe leaves wife Peggy, son Randy Poe, and daugh-ters, Shirley Laing, Susan Bradshaw, Bridget Par-adise, Patty Gould, Cathy Baldwin and Chrissy Gray, and grandchildren. Services were at the Marriott Ranch in Hume on Wednesday, Septem-ber 17th.
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