Entries by vaobserver

Cauldron, Currents, and Kites

by David Lillard They started out simply to make a movie. They may have invented a new way to use film, video, and the internet to help conservation groups collaborate and spread their messages wider than ever before. The Downstream Project got rolling when two Clarke County residents, longtime conservation advocate George Ohrstrom and documentary […]

In The Saddle

by JiJi Russell Once Christy Dunkle sets her sights on a priority, chances are she will move it forward. Berryville’s town planner, who believes strongly in community involvement on issues of health and wellbeing, has lately focused considerable attention on several efforts that could positively alter the landscape and fitness culture of Berryville. The efforts […]

The Fields of Chilly Hollow

by Annie Young With ideals and a philosophy as fresh as the produce they bring to market, the young farmers at Chilly Hollow Farm work to create a sustainable future. Childhood friends Chris Dalton, Matt Lander, and Justin Carrasco work together on three acres nestled in the rolling valley of Clarke County. Carrasco grew up […]

Coming In November!

The Observer of Clarke County is a new community monthly mailed free to every household in the county, and distributed in coffee shops and eateries in Clarke, Loudoun, and Frederick counties. The Jefferson County, W.Va., edition has been published since 2003. Owner David Lillard opened an office in Berryville in May 2011, and loved the […]