Entries by Jennifer

Berryville Baptist Church Celebrates 245 Years

Story and Photos By Betsy Arnett Berryville Baptist Church recently held an anniversary celebration to recognize the church’s 245 years of history in Clarke County. When the church was founded in 1772, Virginia was a British colony under the rule of King George II.  Clarke County was part of the five-million-acre Northern Neck Proprietary owned […]

As the Crow Flies Wrens: The Cave Birds

 Story and illustration by Doug Pifer As the sun broke through the rain clouds, a Carolina wren sat on the arm of a wooden yard chair next to our big forsythia bush, singing for all he was worth. His wet and molting feathers looked bedraggled but the sun was shining, his mate was perched nearby, […]

American Conservation Film Festival Screens 15th Season

46 Exceptional Films on Wildlife, Rivers, Climate Change, Trees, and Conservation Heroes   The 15th annual American Conservation Film Festival opens Thursday, October 12th with a festive reception and free film screening and culminates with its Encore Award Winners Weekend October 20-22. The Festival brings together the finest conservation films and filmmakers from around the […]

Love at First Bite

by Claire Stuart There is one thing that all human cultures have in common — life’s most important events are celebrated over food.  We all have cherished memories of a holiday meal from our childhood or a special dish that Mom or Grandma made. Lisa Trumbower-Sheppard of Love at First Bite never planned to become a […]

Twin Oak Tavern Winery

By Keith Patterson  The first thing I noticed was the color, like amber covered in smoked honey, as our glasses of Twin Oaks’ signature Chardonnay danced gleefully across the Great Room to our table by the window overlooking the beautiful mountainside vineyard. Our charming waitress also delivered our baguette and honey-dripped almond baked brie from […]