Entries by vaobserver

Take Five

A D.I.Y. Yoga Invitation for the New Year by JiJi Russell If I had a dollar for every time I bounded into a new year with a freshly updated list of health and wellness goals, well . . . I would have a lot of dollars. The health-related New Year’s Resolution: it’s a common practice […]

Welcome to The Buttery

A new eatery opens in historic Millwood By Claire Stuart  What do you picture when you hear the word “buttery?” A rich confection? A building on a farm where butter is made or kept? Actually, in the middle ages it was a storeroom under a monastery where food and drink were kept to provision guests […]

After the Apples Fall from the Trees

Yum Yum: Apple Cider Vinegar by JiJi Russell As an apple lover from way back, I’ve always felt partial to apple cider vinegar among all vinegar options. Tangy-sour, with a hint of apple juice, ACV has many uses in personal care, from dental, skin, hair and scalp, to combating toenail fungus. But most cosmetic claims […]

Against All Odds

The Nats, The Eagles, The American Game By Matthew Bass Let’s relive that amazing season and the World Series victory locals have waited so long to get. It’s wrapped in a little of our local history, too. The Washington Nationals’ accomplishment this year symbolizes how sports are a unique and compelling part of the American experience. […]

Around Clarke County November ’19

13 Mid-week Meditation Series Sanctuary Wellness Center. 208 N. Buckmarsh St. Berryville. Join meditation guide Mercia deMelo for a time of learning how to quiet our minds and open up space for creation and inspiration. $40 for four sessions, drop-ins $15 per session. 7:30–8:30pm. 540-550-3898. www.sanctuaryberryville.com. 15 Brazilian Strings Trio Barns of Rose Hill. 95 Chalmers […]

Meditations On Wild Grapes

As the Crow Flies Story and image by Doug Pifer I appreciate wild grapes. In the spring an ancient wild grapevine was covered with pale green blossoms. It grew along the fence behind the house where we lived in Clarke County, Virginia. We always knew when it was in bloom by the heavy fragrance of […]

Berryville Beat November ’19

Happy November, Berryville! We find ourselves smack in the middle of the holiday season and, as we wind down the year, thought you might enjoy hearing an update on some initiatives our Town Council-led committees are working on. Budget & Finance Committee Chair: Erecka Gibson (Council Member, Ward 3)Members: Mayor Patricia Dickinson, Kara Rodriguez (Council Member, Ward […]

Chris Shipe Named Veteran Of The Year

The “Berryville-Clarke County Veteran of the Year” award is given to local veterans who exemplify the tradition of the citizen soldier, whose dedication to the nation and their communities does not end when their military service is complete. The 2019 recipient is Chris Shipe. After graduating from Bloomburg University of Pennsylvania in 1983, Chris Shipe served […]