Entries by Jennifer

Sporting Library Offers Free Public Programs

National Sporting Library and Museum: it’s much more than The HuntThe first time I visited the National Sporting Library and Museum in Middleburg, I had planned on a short stay. I was working on a travel book for the Journey Through Hallowed Ground, a national historic area following the route of the Old Carolina Road […]

As the Crow Flies

For A More Successful Nesting Season Story and photo by Doug Pifer I’ve put up seven bluebird houses at various sites on our property. For the past couple of years, bluebirds have nested in them and successfully raised a brood or two of young. Tree swallows have also used them. When I clean out the […]

The Berryville Beat

My, what a busy month March was for us Town Council members!We began our budget work in earnest during our daylong March 12 budget work session. We have advertised a tax rate of 20 cents per $100 of assessed value for the upcoming fiscal year 2020, which runs from July 1 to June 30, 2020. […]

Around Clarke County

Farmers Market Opens With Live Music and Petting ZooThe Clarke County Farmers Market is starting strong this season with The Sweet Nola’s Po’ Boys providing live New Orleans style jazz music on opening day, Saturday, May 4. The Bar C Ranch petting zoo will also be at the market.The market offers fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, […]

When Apples Were King In Clarke County

By Jesse Russell When I was a child growing up in Clarke County during the 1950s and 1960s, apple orchards were practically every child’s backyard. We played there, ate apples straight from the tree, worked summer jobs there, and when in high school, we developed the art of kissing between the rows of hundreds of […]

The Berryville Beat

Dispatches from the Berryville Town Council As 2019 dawns, there is a lot going on in the Town of Berryville. The Town Council is hard at work on several initiatives as we draw closer to the annual budget season.In addition to our monthly Town Council meeting, the council also has five council committees. The committees […]

It’s Lunch Time

How meals are made in Clarke County schools By Claire Stuart  Some of us can no doubt recall a time when most school lunches were simply something we had to eat. This was so universal that comedy shows often featured menacing, grim-faced “cafeteria ladies” slopping “mystery food” onto children’s trays. School lunches have come a long way […]

Timothy Johnson, Small Town Lawyer

By Claire Stuart Timothy Johnson says that he always wanted to be a small town lawyer, and that wish came true for him this year. Originally from New Jersey, Johnson practiced in New York City and Northern Virginia before setting up his practice in Berryville in February of this year. However, he was in love with the area long […]

The Quiet Epidemic

Loosening the grip of anxiety by JiJi Russell Probably more than mere coincidence, the jacked-up pace of our technology-driven lives seems to be traveling alongside a rise in anxiety disorders. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults […]