Entries by Jennifer

A Passion for Art and Dachshunds

By Claire Stuart Clarke County artist Constance Belle Fisher invites you to visit her Northlight Studio open house on December 9 as part of the Top of Virginia Artisan Trail’s Open Door Tour. Influenced by the French Impressionists, Fisher loves to explore the use of mood and light in her works. She enjoys painting the […]

Life and Times in the Hawthorne Building

By Betsy Arnette When Melinda Kramer purchased the Hawthorne Building from the York family in 2006, Mrs. York told her, “You’re buying a very special building because it was built in three centuries.” The Hawthorne Building sits at the northwest corner of Buckmarsh Street and West Main Street in downtown Berryville. An imposing Federal-style brick building, […]

Margaret Barthel, Berryville Treasure

By Edith Welliver Berryville is lucky to have held a little population of delightful people over the years, drawn in from the surrounding county. One particular such asset is Margaret Barthel, the attractive little lady in neatly pressed slacks with numerous sidewalk conversations along the way. She is someone everyone wants to talk to. Margaret […]

As the Crow Flies: Kingfishers Make A Big Splash

Story and illustration by Doug Pifer Just as we passed the pond near the Freshwater Institute, we saw a kingfisher perched on a utility wire that ran about twenty feet above the water. Shooting swiftly straight down like a meteor, the bird spread its wings wide just before hitting the water just a few feet […]

Functional Training For Everyday Health And Fitness

By Claressa Mees, Manager, Anytime Fitness When it comes to getting into the routine of consistently working out, there are many challenges we can face — lack of time, lack of motivation, and oftentimes lack of guidance. We are excited to share with you some tips to help you as an individual get to a healthier […]

Around Clarke County

October 12 Corn Potato String Band Concert Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville. Traditional American fiddle and banjo music. Doors open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm. $15 in advance, $20 at door, 12 and younger free. Visit www.barnsofrosehill.org or call 540-955-2004 (12–3 pm Tuesday to Saturday). * 13-22 Art Show  The Mill at Carter […]

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 […]