Entries by Jennifer

Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine

Because the invasive, destructive Spotted Lanternfly has established significant reproducing populations in Clarke County, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) has expanded its Spotted Lanternfly Quarantine to include Clarke County. Quarantine requires businesses that ship materials from quarantined areas to obtain Spotted Lanternfly Permits if their shipments are going to un-infested areas. […]

The Quentin Walston Trio Returns to Barns of Rose Hill

By Keith Patterson The many styles of piano playing called jazz are too many to name and changing every time a player tickles ivory. My favorite jazz pianists play a gumbo of styles, wielding the threat of improvisation like a carrot dangling just beyond the end of the next measure, driving the music forward while […]

2021 American Conservation Film Festival Presents FREE Virtual Film Festival

ACFF features 48 films and complimentary programming The American Conservation Film Festival is adapting to the times and sees opportunities that it never realized before in presenting its curated film line-up entirely online. “While this pandemic has presented incredible challenges to so many people and organizations, including small non-profits like ours, it has also pushed us to […]

A Proud Moment

By Carol L Coffelt There are many events in one’s life that are memorable. But one Clarke County family is busting at the seams with pride because they have a rare memorable moment that few families have, when one of your children is awarded a top honor from the United States Air Force. That family […]

Eighth Grade Assignment Sparked Graduate to Top Secret Purpose

By René White, Lt. Col. (Retired) U.S. Air Force Graduate Kassidy Zugelder attributes an elementary-school assignment to her life-changing decision to join the U.S. Air Force.  “When I was in Mrs. Elizabeth Miller’s eighth grade, I had to do an essay about someone who was 35 years or older,” Kassidy said. “I wrote about my […]

Dana Ramey: Compassion and a Strong Constitution

By Claire Stuart Dana Ramey has more than just a dream of what it will be like to work at her chosen profession. While still attending school classes, the Clarke County High School 2020 graduate worked full time at Blue Ridge Veterinary Associates in Purcellville until she was laid off because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Blue […]

Kiley Ramey: An Energetic Animal Lover

By Rebecca Maynard Kiley Ramey has a love for animals — she has showed goats, lambs, pigs, and steers at the Clarke County Fair since she was in fifth grade. “I have always been interested in doing something with animals ever since I was little,” said Ramey, who has considered the possibility of K9 dog handling […]