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The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission on Oct. 8 officially – and unanimously – reaccredited the Clarke County Sheriff's Office for another four years. Sheriff Tony Roper (center) said less than 25 percent of the 492 law enforcement agencies in the state have earned this accreditation. Chief Deputy Travis Sumption (right) was recognized for earning his Master Assessor Certificate, and he was presented the annual Commissioner’s Award for his work promoting the accreditation process. Sheriff’s Office Administrative Assistant Janine Rose is at left. To obtain accreditation, law enforcement agencies must meet all program standards, maintain accreditation files on an ongoing basis, and provide annual verifications of compliance as required by the Commission. On-site assessments by trained program assessors assure consistency and full compliance. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

The Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission on Oct. 8 officially – and unanimously – reaccredited the Clarke County Sheriffs Office for another four years. Sheriff Tony Roper (center) said less than 25 percent of the 492 law enforcement agencies in the state have earned this accreditation. Chief Deputy Travis Sumption (right) was recognized for earning his Master Assessor Certificate, and he was presented the annual Commissioner’s Award for his work promoting the accreditation process. Sheriff’s Office Administrative Assistant Janine Rose is at left. To obtain accreditation, law enforcement agencies must meet all program standards, maintain accreditation files on an ongoing basis, and provide annual verifications of compliance as required by the Commission. On-site assessments by trained program assessors assure consistency and full compliance. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Congratulations to a great Department!

All branches of the Handley Regional Library, including Clarke County, are closed Friday, Oct. 18, for staff development. Contact the Clarke library at ccl@handleyregional.org. ... See MoreSee Less

All branches of the Handley Regional Library, including Clarke County, are closed Friday, Oct. 18, for staff development. Contact the Clarke library at ccl@handleyregional.org.

Almost! The new Rt. 723 Opequon Creek bridge still needs grading, crushed stone, and guardrails installed along its shoulders as well as lines painted on its surface and general clean up. After seven months of detours, motorists may be driving over the bridge before its Nov. 1 deadline, according to the VDOT supervisor on site today. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT ... See MoreSee Less

Almost! The new Rt. 723 Opequon Creek bridge still needs grading, crushed stone, and guardrails installed along its shoulders as well as lines painted on its surface and general clean up. After seven months of detours, motorists may be driving over the bridge before its Nov. 1 deadline, according to the VDOT supervisor on site today. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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Pet of the Week: Millie is a sweet, friendly, 1-year-old Pit Bull mix. Her adoption fee is $25, and she needs to be spayed. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. NOTE: The shelter is closed Monday, Oct. 14. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Millie is a sweet, friendly, 1-year-old Pit Bull mix. Her adoption fee is $25, and she needs to be spayed. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. NOTE: The shelter is closed Monday, Oct. 14. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Clarke County, Virginia

Coming Up in Clarke CountyEvent information came from various sources. Contact event organizers if you have questions about tickets, venues, etc. If your non-profit organization, church, or business is hosting an event in Clarke County, please send details to pio@clarkecounty.gov.

Find all Clarke County government meetings at clarkecounty.gov/government/county-calendar.html. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov/calendar.aspx and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net/calendar.html.

MONDAY, OCT. 14...

Columbus Day: All government offices, libraries, post offices, and banks are closed, including Town of Berryville, Town of Boyce, and Clarke County government offices, Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County courts – Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court – and Clarke County Department of Social Services.

TUESDAY, OCT. 15...

Deadline to Register to Vote in the Nov. 5 election. For more information, contact Clarke County’s Voter Registration Office, located at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville, at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Or, go to vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 16...

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. DMV2Go Mobile Office is at Trip’s Auto Sales and Virginia DMV Select office (6103 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville) to provide additional services such as identification cards, learner permits, driver’s licenses. Call Trip’s at 540-955-1367. Go to dmv.virginia.gov/general/#mobileoperations.asp to learn about DMV2Go services and schedule.

11 a.m. Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6 p.m. Sit and Knit Social at Needles & Pins Fiber Art Shop (10 W. Main St., Berryville) invites you to bring whatever project you’re working on. Contact Needles and Pins at 540-277-2961.

6 to 8 p.m. Family Game Night at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites parents and children of all ages to play classic board games. Game Night is FREE; games are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

7:30 p.m. Autumn Meditation Wednesdays at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville), a weekly series through Nov. 6, explores different types of meditations. $15 drop-in fee. Call Mercia de Melo at 540-550-3898 to sign up. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 17...

9 a.m. Community Shred Day at the Bank of Clarke County (2 E. Main St., Berryville) is FREE and open to anyone with unwanted papers to shred. Call the bank 540-955-2510.

10:30 a.m. Pre-School Storytime at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE for young children and their parents. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

1 p.m. Harry Potter Tea at the Tea Cart (16 W. Main St., Berryville) transports guests to Hogwarts. Cost is $26 to $40 per person. Pre-payment and reservations are required. Contact the Tea Cart at 540-955-0832 or info@theteacartva.com.

3:45 p.m. LEGO Club at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children of all ages to design and construct weekly challenges with LEGOs. LEGO Club is FREE; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

5 p.m. Clarke County High School Homecoming Parade begins at Station Avenue on the east side of Berryville (where line up begins at 4:15 p.m.), goes west along Main Street, and ends at the public schools administrative building (317 W. Main St.). Contact CCHS at 540-955-6130.

5:30 p.m. Live Music Thursdays at L’Auberge Provencale Bed & Breakfast (13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy., White Post) features Tracey Wygal and Ted Pugh, an acoustic duo, performing classics from the 1950s to the ’90s. Live Music Thursdays continues through October. Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1375 or celebrate@laubergeprovencale.com.

6 p.m. Life Drawing-Painting Session at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE and open to artists of all skill levels. No instruction provided. Bring your own materials. Walk-ins are welcome, or register via morgan.morrison@borh.org. Call 540-955-2004 or go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6 p.m. Old-Time, Celtic & Bluegrass Jams at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are FREE and open to acoustic musicians of all ages. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

7 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at 5 p.m. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

FRIDAY, OCT. 18...

9 a.m. to noon FREE Food Bank at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E. Main St., Berryville) is for all Clarke County residents who need additional food for themselves or their families. Call Clarke County Social Services at 540-955-3700.

7 p.m. Clarke County High School Homecoming Football Game against Stonewall Jackson (Quicksburg) High School is at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium on Westwood Road, Berryville. Contact CCHS at 540-955-6130.

8 p.m. Djoukil at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a group of French musicians performing Django Reinhardt-style Gypsy jazz and American swing. General admission tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; children 12 years and under admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

SATURDAY, OCT. 19...

8 a.m. Clarke County Farmers’ Market in the John Rixey Moore Municipal Parking Lot (100 S. Church St., Berryville) features local vendors offering quality produce, baked goods, and more. Contact manager@clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com, or go to clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com for details.

8 a.m. Annual Butterfly 5K & 10K at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) benefits Blue Ridge Hospice. $45 for 10K; $40 for 5K. Register at runsignup.com/Race/VA/Boyce/TheButterflyRunbenefitingBlueRidgeHospice

8 a.m. Horse Trials at Hunt Club Farms (294 Longmarsh Rd., Berryville). Find details at huntclubfarms.net. Contact the farm at 703-431-1621 or HuntClubVolunteers@gmail.com.

9 a.m. Fall Obstacle Play Day at Almeda Farm (749 Salem Church Rd., Boyce) features obstacles set up in the indoor arena, outdoor arena and natural obstacles. Assigned sessions are staggered throughout the day. Cost is $30 per horse/rider. Contact Almeda Farm at 540-622-0390 or go to almedafarm.com to register.

10 a.m. P.S. Pearrell Poultry Auction at Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville) accepts consignments starting at 7:30 a.m., outside sales begin at 10 a.m. and poultry begins around noon. Contact Peggy Pearrell at 540-877-6586 or 540-408-5163, or go to poultryshowcentral.com.

10 a.m. New Merchandise Sale at Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds includes furniture, rugs, vacuum cleaners, groceries, drinks, toiletries, cleaning supplies, household items, pet supplies, and much more. Contact Top of Virginia Auctions at 540-869-4450 or topofvirginia@yahoo.com.

2 p.m. Grand Opening Unique Creations Studio (12557 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce) features the work of almost 40 local artists and artisans, including paintings, jewelry, scarves, body care, candles, home decor and more. Contact uniquecreationsstudio@yahoo.com

5:30 p.m. Clarke County Youth Football League Cash Party Fundraiser at Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company (131 Retreat Rd., Bluemont) is an adults-only event. Tickets are $25 each, and include food, drinks and a chance to win $1,000 grand prize. Contact 540-955-4000 or info@clarkeyouthfootball.org.

5:30 p.m. Crazy Cash Party at John H . Enders Fire Company & Rescue Squad (9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville). Dinner begins at 6 p.m. $30 per person. Contact Enders at 540-955-1110 or secretary@endersfire.com.

SATURDAY & SUNDAY, OCT. 19 & 20...

Science of Motion Clinic with Jean Luc Cornille at Fairview Dressage Training Center (3264 Millwood Rd., Boyce) Contact Fairview Dressage Training Center at 410-207-6290 or fairviewmillwood@aol.com. Go to fairviewdressage.com for details, cost, registration, etc.

noon to 4 p.m. Guided Tours of Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) are led by Colette Poisson, who helped with the large-scale rehabilitation of the house in the 1980s. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org, or go to visitlongbranch.org for details, tickets, etc.

SUNDAY, OCT. 20...

9 a.m. Hunter Show at Locke Meadows LLC (962 Wadesville Rd., Berryville). Contact the farm at 540-533-2951 or lockemeadows@yahoo.com. Go to lockemeadows.com for event details.

1:30 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at noon. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

4 p.m. “Cold War” is presented by Magic Lantern Theater and the Barns of Rose Hill at the Barns (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). This 2018 film is set in the 1950s, when a music director falls in love with a singer and tries to persuade her to flee communist Poland for France. $8 in advance and at the door. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

TUESDAY, OCT. 22...

5:30 p.m. Community Meal at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is a FREE meal for residents of southern Clarke County prepared by county churches on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Call Christ Church Millwood at 540-837-1112 or Eleanor Lloyd at 540-247-6311.

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The Loudoun Sketch Club 75th Anniversary Exhibit & Art Sale at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) fills the Lower Gallery and Upper Gallery. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.
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Woolly bear caterpillars (aka woolly worm or fuzzy worm) are active in the fall, before going into hibernation. In the spring, they’ll spin cocoons and emerge as tiger moths. These caterpillars have 13 distinct segments of either rusty brown or black. Some people believe caterpillars with more brown are predicting a milder winter ahead. More black means a more severe winter. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Woolly bear caterpillars (aka woolly worm or fuzzy worm) are active in the fall, before going into hibernation. In the spring, they’ll spin cocoons and emerge as tiger moths. These caterpillars have 13 distinct segments of either rusty brown or black. Some people believe caterpillars with more brown are predicting a milder winter ahead. More black means a more severe winter. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Old Farmer’s Almanac, established 1792, says the middle of the country and New England can expect “more wet than white” conditions this winter. The Farmers’ Almanac, published since 1818, says “frosty, wet, and white” for our region. The coldest snap of the winter is expected hit during the last week of January and stretch into February.

I've only been seeing all black ones lately. Strange you spotted a mostly brown. Wonder what THAT means.

Frederick County EDA is partnering with neighboring localities – including Clarke County – in a study aimed at attracting young adults to the region and keeping them employed here. This survey, which closes Oct. 18, is part of the process. Go to developmentci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f9kT5LhFLg2CXz ... See MoreSee Less

Frederick County EDA is partnering with neighboring localities – including Clarke County – in a study aimed at attracting young adults to the region and keeping them employed here. This survey, which closes Oct. 18, is part of the process. Go to https://developmentci.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3f9kT5LhFLg2CXz

Warm earth and cool nights create beautiful autumn mornings. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Warm earth and cool nights create beautiful autumn mornings. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I hope Clarke county can continue to be this beautiful. Don’t Loudoun Clarke!!!!!

Clark County is Beautiful

#TBT Another throwback to October 2000, when the Clarke County Kiwanis Club hosted its annual fundraiser known as the Meadow Muffin Contest. The contest involved dividing a field into numbered squares for which “deeds” were sold. Then, a cow roamed the area, dropping manure “muffins.” Deed holders won cash if muffins were deposited on their squares. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT Another throwback to October 2000, when the Clarke County Kiwanis Club hosted its annual fundraiser known as the Meadow Muffin Contest. The contest involved dividing a field into numbered squares for which “deeds” were sold. Then, a cow roamed the area, dropping manure “muffins.” Deed holders won cash if muffins were deposited on their squares. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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As a former member of Kiwanis, I fondly remember this event... lol

I so remember this..hysterical then and now.

We should do this again.

#TBT Homecoming 2000 – when Catherine Baker and Jamey Hough were crowned Queen and King – reminds us the 2019 Homecoming Parade begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Parade begins at Station Avenue on the east side of Berryville, goes along Main Street, and ends at the public schools administrative building (317 W.Main St.). The Homecoming football game between Clarke County and Stonewall Jackson (Quicksburg) high schools begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium on Westwood Road. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT Homecoming 2000 – when Catherine Baker and Jamey Hough were crowned Queen and King – reminds us the 2019 Homecoming Parade begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17. Parade begins at Station Avenue on the east side of Berryville, goes along Main Street, and ends at the public schools administrative building (317 W.Main St.). The Homecoming football game between Clarke County and Stonewall Jackson (Quicksburg) high schools begins at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at Wilbur M. Feltner Stadium on Westwood Road. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

Officer Kevin Bayliss is ready for Halloween! FREE trick-or-treat bags are available at the Berryville Police Department front desk (101 Chalmers Ct.). Stop by and pick up a few! #ClarkeCountyVirginia #Halloween ... See MoreSee Less

Officer Kevin Bayliss is ready for Halloween! FREE trick-or-treat bags are available at the Berryville Police Department front desk (101 Chalmers Ct.). Stop by and pick up a few!  #ClarkeCountyVirginia #Halloween

Tuesday, Oct. 15, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election. For more information, contact Clarke County Voter Registration Office (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Or, go to vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation. ... See MoreSee Less

Tuesday, Oct. 15, is the deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election. For more information, contact Clarke County Voter Registration Office (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Or, go to vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.

Pet of the Week: The quintessential Halloween cat! Stitches is 4-years old and spayed. Her adoption fee is $25. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: The quintessential Halloween cat! Stitches is 4-years old and spayed. Her adoption fee is $25. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I have a black kitty!

I love my black kitty, Aengus, that I adopted from you a little over a year ago (was named Cupid then) People can be so cruel: www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/if-you-want-adopt-black-cat-you-may-have-wait-until-halloween-i...

So pretty!

Beautiful

Awww

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Clarke County, Virginia

Coming Up in Clarke CountyContact event organizers if you have questions about tickets, venues, etc. If your non-profit organization, church, or business is hosting an event in Clarke County, please send details to pio@clarkecounty.gov.

Find all Clarke County government meetings at clarkecounty.gov/government/county-calendar.html. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov/calendar.aspx and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net/calendar.html.

MONDAY, OCT. 7...

6:45 p.m. Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, OCT. 8...

5 p.m. Rt. 9 Public Information Session at the Old Stone School (37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro) invites residents to learn more about the proposed yearlong detour in Loudoun County that will redirect traffic onto U.S. 340, Va. 7, and Rt. 612 in Clarke County. Additional public information sessions are on Nov. 5 and Dec. 3. Contact Hillsboro at 540-486-8001 or info@rethink9.com.

5:30 p.m. Business After Hours at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a FREE event hosted by the Top of Virginia Regional Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber at 540-662-4118 or office@regionalchamber.biz. Visit regionalchamber.biz.

7 p.m. Trivia Night at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a FREE event that tests your history, science, and pop culture knowledge. Prizes are from local businesses. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9...

11 a.m. Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6 to 8 p.m. Family Game Night at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites parents and children of all ages to play classic board games. Game Night is FREE; games are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

7:30 p.m. Autumn Meditation Wednesdays at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville), a six-week series through Nov. 6, explores different types of meditations. $15 drop-in fee. Call Mercia de Melo at 540-550-3898 to sign up. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 10...

8 to 11:30 a.m. Senior Fall Festival at Winchester Moose Family Center (215 E. Cork St., Winchester) is a Top of Virginia TRIAD Training Seminar for senior citizens focused on fire safety, first aid, and other general safety tips. Speakers are from Clarke, Frederick and Winchester fire and rescue squads. FREE breakfast is provided. Call 540-667-5770.

10:30 a.m. Pre-School Storytime at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE for young children and their parents. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

3:45 p.m. LEGO Club at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children of all ages to design and construct weekly challenges with LEGOs. LEGO Club is FREE; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

5:30 p.m. Live Music Thursdays at L’Auberge Provencale Bed & Breakfast (13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy., White Post) features Tracey Wygal and Ted Pugh, an acoustic duo, performing classics from the 1950s to the ’90s. Live Music Thursdays continues through October. Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1375 or celebrate@laubergeprovencale.com.

6 p.m. Life Drawing-Painting Session at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE and open to artists of all skill levels. No instruction provided. Bring your own materials. Walk-ins are welcome, or register via morgan.morrison@borh.org. Call 540-955-2004 or go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6 p.m. Old-Time, Celtic & Bluegrass Jams at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are FREE and open to acoustic musicians of all ages. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

7 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at 5 p.m. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

FRIDAY, OCT. 11...

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soup and Stitch at Needles & Pins Fiber Art (10 W. Main St., Berryville) on the second Friday of each month offers soup, bread, and beverages. Stitching is not required. Simply enjoy the camaraderie. Contact Needles and Pins at 540-277-2961.

8 p.m. Les Filles de Illighadad at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is an evening of nomadic music from Illighadad, a secluded commune in central Niger at the edge of the Sahara. General admission tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door; children 12 years and under admitted FREE when accompanied by an adult. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

SATURDAY, OCT. 12...

8 a.m. Clarke County Farmers’ Market in the John Rixey Moore Municipal Parking Lot (100 S. Church St., Berryville) features local vendors offering quality produce, baked goods, and more. Contact manager@clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com. Visit clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com.

8 a.m. Hunter Show Series at Elmington Farm (345 Elmington Lane, Berryville) is open to riders of all ages. Find class schedule and entry form at elmington.com. Contact 540-955-6219 or info@elmington.com.

9 a.m. Open Horse Show at Locke Meadows LLC (962 Wadesville Rd., Berryville). Contact the farm at 540-533-2951 or lockemeadows@yahoo.com. Go to lockemeadows.com for event details.

11 a.m. Meet the Authors at Berryville Treasures an Artisans Boutique (8 W. Main St., Berryville) features local authors and FREE refreshments. Contact Berryville Treasures at 540-955-4850 or btartisansboutique@gmail.com.

noon Rock the Grapes Harvest Festival at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville) includes wine from James Charles Winery and Bogati Winery as well as live music by the Voodoo Blues and the Cruisers. Stomp grapes, too. $15 in advance; $20 at the gate. Contact Veramar at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com, or go to veramar.com.

1 to 4 p.m. Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Open House (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is a FREE community event. Contact the station at 540-837-1228 or Chief Lee Coffelt at 540-974-0770, lcoffelt@gmail.com

1 to 4 p.m. Crab Fest at Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company (131 Retreat Rd., Bluemont) is $40 per person for all-you-can-eat blue crabs OR $20 for hamburgers, hotdogs, and sides.. Contact the station at 540-955-4000 or Chief Jason Burns at 540-539-0154, jburnschief8@aol.com.

6 p.m. Loudoun Sketch Club 75th Anniversary Celebration at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a FREE event with wine and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the current exhibit of paintings. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

SUNDAY, OCT. 13...

9 a.m. Year-End Hunter Show at Sandstone at Sandstone Farm (3805 Millwood Rd., Millwood). Contact Sandstone at 540-837-1261, 540-532-2292, or sandstonefarm@aol.com. Go to sandstonefarm.com for details.

10 a.m. Annual Old-Fashioned Paper Chase in White Post benefits the Blue Ridge Hunt Pony Club. Teams ride across the countryside in one of three divisions: Jumping I (coops), Jumping II, or Non-Jumping. $35 per rider if registered by Oct. 10; $40 per rider on day of event. Register at sites.google.com/site/blueridgehuntpc/activities. Contact Anne Williams at annewilliams81@gmail.com. Visit blueridgehuntpc.org.

1:30 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at noon. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

2 p.m. Live Music with Ray Leone at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com.

3 p.m. Book Discussion Series at Josephine School Community Museum & Clarke County African-American Cultural Center (303 Josephine St., Berryville) focuses on “Rising Out of Hatred: The Awakening of a Former White Nationalist” by Eli Saslow. Contact the Josephine School Community Museum at 540-955-5512 or jschool515@verizon.net.

6:30 p.m. Full Moon Walk at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) meets outside the Blandy library. Wear comfortable shoes and bring a flashlight. Registration required. $10 per FOSA member ($20 per family); $15 for non-members ($25 per family). Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or go to blandy.virginia.edu for details.

7 p.m. Annual Community Choir Sing at Berryville Baptist Church (114 Academy St., Berryville) features choirs from Clarke County churches sharing their musical talents. A freewill offering benefits Stone’s Chapel. Contact stoneschapel@gmail.com, or call Berryville Baptist Church at 540-955-1423.

MONDAY, OCT. 14...

Columbus Day: All government offices, libraries, post offices, and banks are closed, including Town of Berryville, Town of Boyce, and Clarke County government offices, Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County courts – Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court – and Clarke County Department of Social Services.

TUSEDAY, OCT. 15...

Deadline to Register to Vote in the Nov. 5 election. For more information, contact Clarke County’s Voter Registration Office, 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Call 540-955-5168.

NOW THROUGH OCT. 13...

Art at the Mill at the Burwell-Morgan Mill (15 Tannery Lane, Millwood) is open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per senior. Students with I.D. and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Call the mill at 540-837-1799, or contact the Clarke County Historical Association at 540-955-2600.

NOW THROUGH OCT. 26...

The Loudoun Sketch Club 75th Anniversary Exhibit & Art Sale at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) fills the Lower Gallery and Upper Gallery. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

NOW THROUGH NOV. 1...

Contrasts in Rhythm Art Exhibit at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) is a joint show of work by Marci Nadler and Todd Phillips. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org, or go to visitlongbranch.org.
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• Rt. 621 (Lockes Mill-Chilly Hollow) remains closed to through traffic between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 608 (Parshall Road) for pipe replacements from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Follow posted detours.
• Rt. 723 (Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road) remains closed through November for replacement of bridge over Opequon Creek at Frederick County line. Follow posted detours.
• Expect flagger traffic control on various roads for utility tree trimming during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Rt. 621 (Lockes Mill-Chilly Hollow) remains closed to through traffic between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 608 (Parshall Road) for pipe replacements from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Follow posted detours.
• Rt. 723 (Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road) remains closed through November for replacement of bridge over Opequon Creek at Frederick County line. Follow posted detours.
• Expect flagger traffic control on various roads for utility tree trimming during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

Meet the men and women who save lives and property in Clarke County, and learn how you can support them.
• 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6: Open House at John H. Enders Fire Company (9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) invites everyone for FREE food, firetruck rides, fire and rescue safety demonstrations, and corn hole tournaments. Contact Enders at 540-955-1110 or secretary@endersfire.com.
• 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: Open House at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) invites the community to this FREE event. Contact the station at 540-837-1228 or Chief Lee Coffelt at 540-974-0770, lcoffelt@gmail.com
• 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: Crab Fest at Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Company 8 (131 Retreat Rd., Bluemont) is $40 per person for all-you-can-eat blue crabs or $20 for hamburgers, hotdogs, and sides. Contact the station at 540-955-4000 or Chief Jason Burns at 540-539-0154, jburnschief8@aol.com. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Meet the men and women who save lives and property in Clarke County, and learn how you can support them.
• 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6: Open House at John H. Enders Fire Company (9 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) invites everyone for FREE food, firetruck rides, fire and rescue safety demonstrations, and corn hole tournaments. Contact Enders at 540-955-1110 or secretary@endersfire.com.
• 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: Open House at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) invites the community to this FREE event. Contact the station at 540-837-1228 or Chief Lee Coffelt at 540-974-0770, lcoffelt@gmail.com
• 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12: Crab Fest at Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Company 8 (131 Retreat Rd., Bluemont) is $40 per person for all-you-can-eat blue crabs or $20 for hamburgers, hotdogs, and sides. Contact the station at 540-955-4000 or Chief Jason Burns at 540-539-0154, jburnschief8@aol.com. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Fire Prevention Week is observed during the week of Oct. 9 to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire that began on Oct. 8, 1871, and killed more than 250 people, left 100,000 homeless, destroyed more than 17,400 structures, and burned more than 2,000 acres. Learn more at nfpa.org.

Thank you to all the Fire Fighters 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 We pray for your safety

Viola Brown spent today – her 108th birthday – welcoming visitors, receiving cards, and accepting flowers, including an arrangement given by Berryville District Supervisor Mary Daniel on behalf of the Clarke County Board of Supervisors. Mrs. Brown has lived in her Josephine Street home since the 1930s. Always generous and gracious, Mrs. Brown said she loves all the flowers and will send them to a local nursing home “so others can enjoy them, too.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Viola Brown spent today – her 108th birthday – welcoming visitors, receiving cards, and accepting flowers, including an arrangement given by Berryville District Supervisor Mary Daniel on behalf of the Clarke County Board of Supervisors. Mrs. Brown has lived in her Josephine Street home since the 1930s. Always generous and gracious, Mrs. Brown said she loves all the flowers and will send them to a local nursing home “so others can enjoy them, too.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Happy Happy! My Birthday today also!

What a blessing to know such a beautiful lady...

What an amazing, vibrant, beautiful woman! COngratulations Viola!

Beautiful picture! Happy Birthday Viola!

God bless you, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

Sent a card yesterday! Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday, hope you had a most enjoyable day!

What a beautiful lady!

Happy Cake Day! Hope you received our card. Monique Derby

Best post of the year! Happy Birthday to an amazing lady! We all want to know your secrets to longevity! 🎂💕🎂💕🎂

Well a very Happy 108th Birthday to you sweetie.

Happy Birthday young lady❤

You are an amazing lady, Viola!

Happy Birthday sweet lady!! May you blessed for many more.

Everytime I see her face it makes me happy...such a beautiful soul.❤

Happy birthday pretty lady! ❤️❤️

Happy Birthday Mrs. Brown!

Happy Birthday 🎂🎁🎉🎈 your a beautiful lady!! 💜💜💜

Happy Birthday Mrs. Brown

Happy Birthday Viola. You are an inspiration. ❤🙏❤

Happy Birthday to a special lady.

Happy Birthday beautiful!

Happy birthday, Miss Viola!

What a beautiful smile!🥰

Happy birthday!!🎉🎊🎈🎂 Hope your day has been amazing!!

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OCT. 4 UPDATE: The “Boil Water Advisory” has been lifted for Clarke County Sanitary Authority customers in White Post. The advisory was put in effect after a water main break on Oct. 2. The break was repaired, the White Post water tower was refilled, and CCSA customers were encouraged to boil water before using it for drinking or cooking until water samples were tested by the Virginia Department of Health. Questions? Contact CCSA at 540-955-5185 or ccsa@clarkecounty.gov. ... See MoreSee Less

OCT. 4 UPDATE: The “Boil Water Advisory” has been lifted for Clarke County Sanitary Authority customers in White Post. The advisory was put in effect after a water main break on Oct. 2. The break was repaired, the White Post water tower was refilled, and CCSA customers were encouraged to boil water before using it for drinking or cooking until water samples were tested by the Virginia Department of Health. Questions? Contact CCSA at 540-955-5185 or ccsa@clarkecounty.gov.

The Fiber Network Services crew has finished installing broadband cable along White Post roads and will start connecting cable to homes and businesses in the village. White Post residents will then have access to all Xfinity services, and businesses will have access the full suite of Comcast products and services. Comcast will mail updates and more information to residents in the next few weeks. Earlier this year, Clarke County received a Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant that provides broadband access to unserved areas. Clarke partnered with Comcast, which selected White Post as its first project area. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #Comcast ... See MoreSee Less

The Fiber Network Services crew has finished installing broadband cable along White Post roads and will start connecting cable to homes and businesses in the village. White Post residents will then have access to all Xfinity services, and businesses will have access the full suite of Comcast products and services. Comcast will mail updates and more information to residents in the next few weeks. Earlier this year, Clarke County received a Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) grant that provides broadband access to unserved areas. Clarke partnered with Comcast, which selected White Post as its first project area. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #Comcast

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The VATI grant provided funds to help Clarke attract a broadband provider to an unserved area, and Comcast selected White Post. The county is doing all it can to make it as easy as possible for companies to do business here. Check out www.clarkeconnect.org

VATI grants have specific eligibility requirements, and limited funding. I'm pleased to say that we significantly increased funding for VATI this year, but as most folks in Clarke know, the need is enormous. I've been working on more ways to bring down costs and barriers to affordable, reliable rural broadband... see press release here (while it mentions Loudoun, these efforts, if approved, would help in Clarke as well): www.votelarock.us/news/western-loudoun-telecommunication-initiative

What about the rest of the county that still is without high speed Internet? Not surprising that White Post and the surrounding areas that are more affluent than the rest get a “grant” to put broadband in. Old money runs deep in Clarke.

What about the choice of Verizon Fios?

What about the other side of Berryville? In the country ?

Why not berryville?

Happy for White Post but super jealous at the same time.

Yea. Same. Happy for White Post jealous for Frogtown lol

would like it to come to Triple J rd!!!!!

Mary Chrystine

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#TBT The Burwell-Morgan Mill was added to the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register in October 1969, the same year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The circa 1782 grist mill operated almost daily from the 1780s until the 1940s. It then fell into disrepair. The non-profit Clarke County Historical Association acquired the mill in 1964 – holding in trust for the county – and began a massive restoration. Today, the mill hosts a biannual art show to raise funds for the mill’s ongoing restoration. The current Art at the Mill show is open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 13. Call the mill at 540-837-1799. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT The Burwell-Morgan Mill was added to the Virginia Historic Landmarks Register in October 1969, the same year it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The circa 1782 grist mill operated almost daily from the 1780s until the 1940s. It then fell into disrepair. The non-profit Clarke County Historical Association acquired the mill in 1964 – holding in trust for the county – and began a massive restoration. Today, the mill hosts a biannual art show to raise funds for the mill’s ongoing restoration. The current Art at the Mill show is open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday through Oct. 13. Call the mill at 540-837-1799. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

OCT. 2 UPDATE: Water service has been restored to the entire White Post service area. Continue to boil water for at least three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. This “Boil Water Advisory” for Clarke County Sanitary Authority customers remains in effect until further notice. Questions? Contact CCSA at 540-955-5185 or ccsa@clarkecounty.gov. ... See MoreSee Less

OCT. 2 UPDATE: Water service has been restored to the entire White Post service area. Continue to boil water for at least three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. This “Boil Water Advisory” for Clarke County Sanitary Authority customers remains in effect until further notice. Questions? Contact CCSA at 540-955-5185 or ccsa@clarkecounty.gov.

A water main break occurred in White Post on Wednesday, Oct. 2. A crew is making repairs, and the White Post water tower is refilling. Clarke County Sanitary Authority customers in the village may experience zero- or low-water pressure while the tank is refilling. Because the tank was drained, the Clarke County Sanitary Authority is required by VDH regulations to issue a “Boil Water Advisory” as a precaution. Until further notice, White Post residents who are connected to the public water system should boil their water for at least three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Questions? Call CCSA at 540-955-5185. ... See MoreSee Less

A water main break occurred in White Post on Wednesday, Oct. 2. A crew is making repairs, and the White Post water tower is refilling. Clarke County Sanitary Authority customers in the village may experience zero- or low-water pressure while the tank is refilling. Because the tank was drained, the Clarke County Sanitary Authority is required by VDH regulations to issue a “Boil Water Advisory” as a precaution. Until further notice, White Post residents who are connected to the public water system should boil their water for at least three minutes before using it for drinking or cooking. Questions? Call CCSA at 540-955-5185.

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Dish= 🛁, cable=🛀🏿The unexpected cost of high speed Internet....

Longtime White Post resident Floyd Lofton (left) was posthumously inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame at Virginia Tech on Sept. 28. Nominated by the Virginia Pork Board, Lofton was an outstanding breeder of Hampshire and Yorkshire hogs, contributing to the improvement of commercial swine in the region. Lofton was the fourth Clarke County resident inducted into the Hall of Fame. Others are (from top) Gary Hornbaker, nominated by the Virginia Sheep Producers Association in 2018; Patricia Keller Douglas nominated by the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association in 2014; and John D. "Jack" Hardesty, nominated by the Virginia State Dairymen’s Association in 2010. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #LivestockHallofFame ... See MoreSee Less

Longtime White Post resident Floyd Lofton (left) was posthumously inducted into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame at Virginia Tech on Sept. 28. Nominated by the Virginia Pork Board, Lofton was an outstanding breeder of Hampshire and Yorkshire hogs, contributing to the improvement of commercial swine in the region. Lofton was the fourth Clarke County resident inducted into the Hall of Fame. Others are (from top) Gary Hornbaker, nominated by the Virginia Sheep Producers Association in 2018; Patricia Keller Douglas nominated by the Virginia Cattlemen’s Association in 2014; and John D. Jack Hardesty, nominated by the Virginia State Dairymen’s Association in 2010. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #LivestockHallofFame

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Mr. Lofton was a very sweet, kind man. Miss him lots.

I remember the days when I bought pigs from him and he worked on my car at Loftons Texaco!

A wonderful group of people indeed. 🤗

Great picture’s of all

Candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates from the 10th, 29th, and 33rd Districts and for the Virginia Senate in the 27th District (or their representatives) will participate in a free, public forum at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Handley Library Robinson Auditorium (100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester). All candidates from these districts have been invited.
• House District 10: Wendy Gooditis (D), Randy Minchew (R)
• House District 29: Chris Collins (R), Irina Khanin (D)
• House District 33: Dave LaRock (R), Mavis Taintor (D)
• Senate District 27: Jill Vogel (R), Ronnie Ross (D)
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Candidates running for the Virginia House of Delegates from the 10th, 29th, and 33rd Districts and for the Virginia Senate in the 27th District (or their representatives) will participate in a free, public forum at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Handley Library Robinson Auditorium (100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester). All candidates from these districts have been invited. 
• House District 10: Wendy Gooditis (D), Randy Minchew (R)
• House District 29: Chris Collins (R), Irina Khanin (D)
• House District 33: Dave LaRock (R), Mavis Taintor (D)
• Senate District 27: Jill Vogel (R), Ronnie Ross (D)

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Find Virginia voter registration and election information at elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/calendars-schedules/upcoming-elections.html

Clarke County’s oldest resident, Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown, will celebrate her 108th birthday at her Berryville home on Friday, Oct. 4. Born in Hume, Va., Viola moved to Clarke when she was 7-years-old, joining her parents and brother to work for the owners of a large farm. Cards may be sent Mrs. Viola Brown, 113 Josephine St., Berryville VA 22611. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County’s oldest resident, Viola Roberts Lampkin Brown, will celebrate her 108th birthday at her Berryville home on Friday, Oct. 4. Born in Hume, Va., Viola moved to Clarke when she was 7-years-old, joining her parents and brother to work for the owners of a large farm. Cards may be sent Mrs. Viola Brown, 113 Josephine St., Berryville VA 22611. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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A very precious woman! Miss Viola I bet you have see great change in your lifetime and have many stories to tell. A very Happy Birthday to you! God Bless You always!

Happy Bless birthday Miss Viola Brown enjoy your special day and may God continue to keep you you are a beautiful amazing person and Love 💕 by all

Happy Birthday Mrs.Brown! I used to deliver her her news papers.

Wow! So incredible! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Mrs. Viola! My mom just turned 104!

Happy 108th Birthday . someone needs to sit with her write a book about her life ole the stories she has. Stay blessed.

Amazing lady. Have a GREAT birthday.

Another one of Clarke County’s beautiful treasures! Birthday blessings, Ms Viola!🎂

Happy Birthday Viola....love that smile

Happy 108th Birthday to Mrs. Brown 🥳🎂🎈🎉🎁

Mrs. Viola Brown is a wonderful lady and it loved by all. May God continue to bless you. Wishing you the best Birthday ever !!!💕

Happy Birthday Viola!🎂 Will surely send a card. Looking wonderful! Would love to hear pastime Clarke stories.

Happy Birthday Miss Viola. God has truly blessed you. My father, Theodore Anderson Wilson was born in Hume 1923. God bless you.

Happy Birthday Mrs. Brown!

Happy Birthday Mrs. Viola!

Happy Birthday, Miss Viola!! <3

Viola, Happy Birthday to one amazing woman ❤

Happy 108th Birthday Mrs.Viola Brown! 🎉❤️❤️❤️❤️🌸🌸🌸🌸🌸

Happy birthday Mrs. Brown!

Happy Birthday Mrs. Brown!

happy early birthday to a beautiful lady

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Brown!

Absolutely amazing, she looks so good.

Happy 108th Birthday Ms. Viola Brown!

Happy Birthday Miss Brown!

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Pet of the Week: Quincy is a lovable, little Lop Eared rabbit – perhaps 1-year old – that loves carrots and kale. His $25 adoption fee does not include any supplies. There is no requirement to neuter rabbits. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Quincy is a lovable, little Lop Eared rabbit – perhaps 1-year old – that loves carrots and kale. His $25 adoption fee does not include any supplies. There is no requirement to neuter rabbits. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Adopted!

What a cute bunny

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyEvent information came from various sources. Contact event organizers if you have questions about tickets, venues, etc. If your non-profit organization, church, or business is hosting an event in Clarke County, please send details to pio@clarkecounty.gov.

Find all Clarke County government meetings at clarkecounty.gov/government/county-calendar.html. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov/calendar.aspx and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net/calendar.html.

MONDAY, SEPT. 30...

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Eat Smart, Move More” at the Virginia Cooperative Extension (524 Westwood Rd., Berryville) is a FREE four-week program that teaches nutrition, healthy cooking, and managing money. Participants receive free groceries each week (Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7 and 14). Register by calling Kim Costa at 540-665-5699 or the Clarke County VCE at 540-955-5164.

6:30 p.m. Battle of Berryville Battlefield Informational Meeting at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is led by the Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission, which seeks to nominate the Battle of Berryville Battlefield for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more about the nomination process and ask questions. Contact Natural Resource Planner Alison Teetor at 540-955-5134 or ateetor@clarkecounty.gov.

6:45 p.m. Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, OCT. 1...

8 a.m. Introduction to Essentrics at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is based on the fluid movements of tai chi, the strengthening benefits of ballet, and the pain-relief aspects of physiotherapy. Essentrics is a dynamic, full-body workout designed for older individuals. Effective for injury recovery and prevention, pain relief, stress release, and promoting healing. Cost is $8; registration required. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

7 p.m. Trivia Night at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a FREE event that tests your history, science, and pop culture knowledge. Prizes are from local businesses. Contact the Clarke County Historical Association at 540-955-2600 or the Barns at 540-955-2004. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 2...

11 a.m. Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

5 to 8 p.m. Flights & Bites at Camino Real (16 Crow St., Berryville) benefits Shenandoah Valley Equine Rescue Network (SVERN). Enjoy a tasting of four wines and delicious appetizers. Cost is $15 per person. Contact SVERN at 540-550-7476 or info @svern.org.

5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday Night Skate Night at Mac’s Roller Rink (5030 Front Royal Pike, White Post) is $5 per person every Wednesday. Call Mac’s at 540-869-2129. Visit macsrollerrink.com.

6 to 8 p.m. Family Game Night at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites parents and children of all ages to play classic board games. Game Night is FREE; games are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

7:30 p.m. Autumn Meditation Wednesdays at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville), a 6-week series – Oct. 2 through Nov. 6 – explores different types of meditations. $60 for all six classes; $15 drop-in fee. Call Mercia de Melo at 540-550-3898 to sign up. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, OCT. 3...

9:30 a.m. Headley’s Auction at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville) is held on the first Thursday of every month. Contact 540-662-6350 or headley498@gmail.com, or go to headleysauctions.com.

10:30 a.m. Pre-School Storytime at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE for young children and their parents. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

noon Brown Bag Lunch & Book Discussion at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is hosted by the Clarke County Library. August’s book is “Truth and Beauty” by Ann Patchett. Contact librarian Laurine Kennedy at 540-955-5190 or lkennedy@handleyregional.org

3:45 p.m. LEGO Club at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children of all ages to design and construct weekly challenges with LEGOs. LEGO Club is FREE; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

5:30 p.m. Live Music Thursdays at L’Auberge Provencale Bed & Breakfast (13630 Lord Fairfax Hwy., White Post) features Tracey Wygal and Ted Pugh, an acoustic duo, performing classics from the 1950s to the ’90s. Live Music Thursdays continues through October. Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1375 or celebrate@laubergeprovencale.com.

5:30 p.m. Acoustic Soul at the Lone Oak Tavern (12696 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce). Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1210. Visit loneoaktavern.com.

6 p.m. Life Drawing-Painting Session at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE and open to artists of all skill levels. No instruction provided. Bring your own materials. Walk-ins are welcome, or register via morgan.morrison@borh.org. Call 540-955-2004 or go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6 p.m. Old-Time, Celtic & Bluegrass Jams at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are FREE and open to acoustic musicians of all ages. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

7 p.m. First Thursday at NIK (Neighborhood Italian Kitchen, 15 Crow St., Berryville) features live music by Those Three Guys (Riley Kerns, Alex Kerns, and Willy Steinmetz). Reservations recommended. Call the restaurant at 540-277-2974, or contact those3guystrio@gmail.com.

7 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at 5 p.m. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

FRIDAY, OCT. 4...

1 to 3 p.m. Free Food Pantry at Christ Church (809 Bishop Meade Rd., Millwood) is open for senior citizens who live in southern Clarke County. Contact the church at 540-837-1112 or christchurch@cunninghamchapel.org.

7:30 p.m. First Friday Drum Circle at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville), led by percussionist Jona Masiya, is FREE and open to all. Drums are provided, or bring your own. Visit mawuyadrummers.com. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com.

SATURDAY, OCT. 5...

8 a.m. Clarke County Farmers’ Market in the John Rixey Moore Municipal Parking Lot (100 S. Church St., Berryville) features local vendors offering quality produce, baked goods, and more. Contact manager@clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com, or go to clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com for details.

8 a.m. Apple Butter Day at Mackintosh Fruit Farm (1608 Russell Rd., Berryville) celebrates the season. Free to visit the farm. Call 540-955-6225, or go to mackintoshfruitfarm.com for details.

9 a.m. Walk and Wag at Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) honors the survivors of domestic violence, and supports The Laurel Center in Winchester. Bring a four-legged friend (and leash) and walk the 2-mile fitness trail in Chet Hobert Park. Registration begins at 8 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. FREE coffee, donuts, and raffle prizes. $25 per individual; $125 per team of up to 6; $10 per child. Go to eventbrite.com/e/walk-wag-to-end-domestic-violence-tickets-70031061791

9 a.m. Horse & Pony Hunter Show at Sandstone Farm (3805 Millwood Rd., Millwood). Contact Sandstone at 540-837-1261, 540-532-2292, or sandstonefarm@aol.com. Go to sandstonefarm.com for details.

9 to 11 a.m. Free Food Pantry at Christ Church (809 Bishop Meade Rd., Millwood) is open for residents of southern Clarke County who need additional food for themselves or their families. Contact the church at 540-837-1112 or christchurch@cunninghamchapel.org.

9 a.m. to noon Taking Great Photos with Your Phone at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is led by Sharon Fisher, who explains composition, exposure, light, and more using smartphone cameras. $20 for Friends of the State Arboretum members; $25 for nonmembers. Reservations required. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or go to blandy.virginia.edu.

10 a.m. Fill the Field Car & Truck Show at Crums United Methodist Church (2832 Crums Church Rd., Berryville) features great cars, music, and food. For car show details and costs, call Sam at 703-209-9049. Call Crums Church at 540-955-1892.

noon The Loudoun Sketch Club 75th Anniversary Exhibit & Art Sale opens at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) and fills the Lower Gallery and Upper Gallery. Show runs through Saturday, Oct. 26. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

1 p.m. Blessing of the Animals at Christ Church (809 Bishop Meade Rd., Millwood) is an annual celebration and observance of St. Francis Day. It’s a time of prayer and blessing of the creatures great and small that enrich our lives with their presence, love, and devotion. All animals and their families are welcome. Contact Christ Church at 540-837-1112 or christchurch@cunninghamchapel.org.

2 p.m. Paws for Reading at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children of all ages to read with therapy dogs. The FREE program is perfect for children learning to read or those who want to improve their oral reading skills. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

8 p.m. Serenades from Vienna at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) features the Rose Hill Chamber Orchestra led by Music Director Jon Goldberg performing Strauss, Brahms, and Mozart. General admission tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door; children 12 and under admitted FREE (must be accompanied by an adult). Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

SUNDAY, OCT. 6...

9 a.m. Combined Test at Locke Meadows LLC (962 Wadesville Rd., Berryville). Contact the farm at 540-533-2951 or lockemeadows@yahoo.com. Go to lockemeadows.com for event details.

9 a.m. VHSA Jumper Show at Sandstone Farm (3805 Millwood Rd., Millwood). Contact Sandstone at 540-837-1261, 540-532-2292, or sandstonefarm@aol.com. Go to sandstonefarm.com for details.

1 to 4 p.m. Open House at John H. Enders Fire Hall (9 S. Buckmarsh St.) is an opportunity to meet the folks who serve Clarke County residents. Everyone is welcomed for FREE food, firetruck rides, equipment displays, fire and rescue safety demonstrations, vehicle extraction demonstrations, fire extinguisher training, face painting, and corn hole tournaments. Contact Enders at 540-955-1110, or go to endersfire.com.

1:30 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at noon. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

3 p.m. Human Trafficking & Exploitation Awareness Presentation at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E. Main St., Berryville) is a FREE event featuring speaker Bill Woolf, executive director of Just Ask Project. Contact events@justaskprevention.org or the church at 540-955-1264.

NOW THROUGH OCT. 13...

Art at the Mill at the Burwell-Morgan Mill (15 Tannery Lane, Millwood) is open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per senior. Students with I.D. and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Call the mill at 540-837-1799, or contact the Clarke County Historical Association at 540-955-2600.
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• Rt. 621 (Lockes Mill-Chilly Hollow) is closed to through traffic between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 608 (Parshall Road) for pipe replacements from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. Follow posted detours.
• Expect mobile lane closures along Rt. 635 (Moose Road) for pavement marking between its dead end and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
• Watch for mobile lane closures along Rt. 636 (Westwood Road) for pavement marking between Va. 7 Business (West Main Street) and Rt. 657 (Senseny Road) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 30.
• Mobile lane closures are along Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) for pavement marking between Rt. 723 (Old Winchester Rd.) and Rt. 657 (Senseny Rd.) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
• Rt. 723 (Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road) remain s closed through November for replacement of bridge over Opequon Creek at Frederick County line. Follow posted detour. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Rt. 621 (Lockes Mill-Chilly Hollow) is closed to through traffic between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 608 (Parshall Road) for pipe replacements from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Sept. 30 to Oct. 4. Follow posted detours.
• Expect mobile lane closures along Rt. 635 (Moose Road) for pavement marking between its dead end and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Highway) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30.
• Watch for mobile lane closures along Rt. 636 (Westwood Road) for pavement marking between Va. 7 Business (West Main Street) and Rt. 657 (Senseny Road) 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. through Sept. 30.
• Mobile lane closures are along Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) for pavement marking between Rt. 723 (Old Winchester Rd.) and Rt. 657 (Senseny Rd.) 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 30.
• Rt. 723 (Carpers Valley Road/Old Winchester Road) remain s closed through November for replacement of bridge over Opequon Creek at Frederick County line. Follow posted detour. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

The Virginia Department of Forestry needs your help so it can continue producing quality seedlings for the state. Collect acorns and other seeds – Black Oak, Black Walnut, Chinese Chestnut, Chestnut Oak, Live Oak, Northern Red Oak, Pin Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Southern Red Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Swamp White Oak, White Oak, and Willow Oak – and give them to a Department of Forestry office by Oct. 17.
• No cap, no problem. It doesn’t matter if the cap is still on the acorn or not.
• Store the nuts in a breathable sack or bag. Don’t use plastic.
• Label the bag with the species and date it was collected.
• Place bag of nuts in a cool area, such as a basement or even refrigerator.
• Our regional Department of Forestry office is located at 265 Lakeview Dr., Woodstock. Call 540-459-3151. Our Senior Area Forester is Matt Wolanski (540-331-8999). Go to dof.virginia.gov/locations/clarke.htm
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The Virginia Department of Forestry needs your help so it can continue producing quality seedlings for the state. Collect acorns and other seeds – Black Oak, Black Walnut, Chinese Chestnut, Chestnut Oak, Live Oak, Northern Red Oak, Pin Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Southern Red Oak, Swamp Chestnut Oak, Swamp White Oak, White Oak, and Willow Oak – and give them to a Department of Forestry office by Oct. 17.
• No cap, no problem. It doesn’t matter if the cap is still on the acorn or not.
• Store the nuts in a breathable sack or bag. Don’t use plastic.
• Label the bag with the species and date it was collected.
• Place bag of nuts in a cool area, such as a basement or even refrigerator.
• Our regional Department of Forestry office is located at 265 Lakeview Dr., Woodstock. Call 540-459-3151. Our Senior Area Forester is Matt Wolanski (540-331-8999). Go to dof.virginia.gov/locations/clarke.htm

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I love collecting different nuts . Whenever I go to new places always look for. Now I have a good reason to.!

Me too I have at least 10-5 gallon buckets Full every Year

What if you don't know exactly what kind of oak you have? We have at least 6 different kinds of oaks in our yard. I can sort them but I don't know what kind I have. Also, do they have to come from VA, or can they come from WV?

Susan, Joe, Katie - fun treasure hunt for the kids? 😊

I can sure do black walnut 🙂

Is there a local office or someone that picks up in clarke? Hour drive for me just to drop off seeds

I have black walnuts all over the place

Matthew J. Sullivan Jocelyn Stokes Robert N Fiona Studebaker

Regina Keller

Cyndy Bassett this is all you!

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Since learning in late August that a road construction project in Loudoun County expected to redirect thousands of cars each day onto U.S. 340, Va. 7, and Rt. 612 (Shepherds Mill Road) in Clarke County, Clarke Supervisors have actively advocated for the safety of residents and motorists in the county. Supervisors have been in contact with officials at all levels of local and state government.

As a result, Hillsboro’s plan to completely close Rt. 9 was recently revised to allow for some through traffic.

However, as of Sept. 27, VDOT Commissioner Stephen Brich has not made a final decision about the proposed Rt. 9 closure and detours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Since learning in late August that a road construction project in Loudoun County expected to redirect thousands of cars each day onto U.S. 340, Va. 7, and Rt. 612 (Shepherds Mill Road) in Clarke County, Clarke Supervisors have actively advocated for the safety of residents and motorists in the county. Supervisors have been in contact with officials at all levels of local and state government.

As a result, Hillsboro’s plan to completely close Rt. 9 was recently revised to allow for some through traffic. 

However, as of Sept. 27, VDOT Commissioner Stephen Brich has not made a final decision about the proposed Rt. 9 closure and detours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Decisions regarding road closures and detours rest solely with the VDOT commissioner.

We'll need a traffic light to get out our road ,cross over a hitch at certain times of the day now.

Hillsboro seems to think they have an agreement in place. loudounnow.com/2019/09/26/hillsboro-vdot-agree-to-rt-9-road-closure-plan/

So they only care about you getting to work and you’re screwed getting home. Nice

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TEXT EDITED FOR CLARITY SEPT. 28: Beginning Oct. 8 – and through next spring – Rt. 624 (Morgan Ford Road) in neighboring Warren County will be closed between Rt. 643 (Howellsville Road) and Rt. 661 (Fairground Road) while crews make extensive improvements to the road leading to Morgan Ford bridge over the Shenandoah River. Rt. 624 south of the bridge has been repeatedly damaged by high water since the bridge was replaced in May 2018. Homeowners on either side of the bridge will have access to their properties during road work. Through traffic will follow these detours:
• Drivers south of the bridge will turn right on Rt. 643 (Howellsville Road), which changes to Rt. 603 and then to Rt. 638 in Clarke County. Turn left on U.S. 50/17 (John Mosby Highway) and left on Rt. 624 (Red Gate Road/Milldale Road) to reach the end of the detour.
• Drivers north of the bridge will follow Rt. 624 (Milldale Road/Red Gate Road) north, and turn right on U.S. 50/17 (John Mosby Highway) in Clarke County. Turn right on Rt. 638 (Howellsville Road), which changes to Rt. 603 and then Rt. 643, to reach the end of the detour. #VDOT #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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TEXT EDITED FOR CLARITY SEPT. 28: Beginning Oct. 8 – and through next spring – Rt. 624 (Morgan Ford Road) in neighboring Warren County will be closed between Rt. 643 (Howellsville Road) and Rt. 661 (Fairground Road) while crews make extensive improvements to the road leading to Morgan Ford bridge over the Shenandoah River. Rt. 624 south of the bridge has been repeatedly damaged by high water since the bridge was replaced in May 2018. Homeowners on either side of the bridge will have access to their properties during road work. Through traffic will follow these detours:
• Drivers south of the bridge will turn right on Rt. 643 (Howellsville Road), which changes to Rt. 603 and then to Rt. 638 in Clarke County. Turn left on U.S. 50/17 (John Mosby Highway) and left on Rt. 624 (Red Gate Road/Milldale Road) to reach the end of the detour.
• Drivers north of the bridge will follow Rt. 624 (Milldale Road/Red Gate Road) north, and turn right on U.S. 50/17 (John Mosby Highway) in Clarke County. Turn right on Rt. 638 (Howellsville Road), which changes to Rt. 603 and then Rt. 643, to reach the end of the detour. #VDOT #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Thanks 4 heads up

Nice memories of the old low-water bridge from the 1960’s; swimming, fishing, car washing, rabbit hunting, camping and just hanging out with friends.

You mean they built a bridge that can’t stand up to the river when it overflows...and the old bridge stood up to overflows for nearly 90 years...really! Was anyone in Warren County involved in this? For those of you who live North of town, when Norfolk Southern blocks the tracks for long periods of time, we do not have fire, police, and ambulance coverage!!! This was a huge problem when they built this new bridge!!! Who in Warren County approves this new bridge???

Well I hope they have a company that can fix the problems this time

Mark Clausen. You and your co-horts just do not grasp what anyone is talking about, yet that does not stop you from rudeness and name calling. Perhaps you should have taken needed precautions to see that improvements regarding flooding around the bridge were part of the bridge construction, instead of correcting flooding issues after the bridge was built and putting people in this situation again. You now have to shut it all down again. The lack of access for fire protection, police protection, ambulances should have been a "consideration" and the flooding issues addressed at that time. What happens if someone dies?????Perhaps you "important geniuses" should not be so rude to people voicing their concerns for the safety of their loved ones.

You've heard of 'measure twice, cut once'? This one is 'do it right first time, won't need to come back to fix'!

Let's just put all the money in a pile and burn it, because its wasting money if you couldn't do it right the first time!! This is seriously irritating

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Maybe they will make it higher like they should have the first time lmao. What a waste of money!

This is the bridge I was telling you about Jennie Lynn Blye

Natalie Long

Stacey Marie

Nathan Touhey

Louisa Johnson

Jessica Fitzpatrick Might take them another 10 years

Greg

Idiots at VDOT let themselves be bullied by a few whiners to build a substandard bridge.

Another day another thing elected officials f'ed up. At this stage we should just let those middle schoolers with a B average of above take over.

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#TBT Another photo from Boyce Elementary School, this one taken in 1950, when Tommy Strode and Donnie Haun donned bunny costumes for a May Day program. The Clarke Courier noted the boys posed willingly. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT Another photo from Boyce Elementary School, this one taken in 1950, when Tommy Strode and Donnie Haun donned bunny costumes for a May Day program. The Clarke Courier noted the boys posed willingly. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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So cute

Awesome

Oh my! Donnie never told us about the bunny costume 😁. Does anyone know where Donnie is? Last I heard I think he was in Richmond. He was such a good guitarist and had a sweet tenor voice and taught us a lot about blending our voices. I must say we three had a very good blend. Such good memories! I’m Mary Mackintosh Greenwood and my husband and I live near Lynchburg, VA. I’m still singing.

I knew both of them, especially Donnie Haun... My nick name back then was "Butch" Hanline, We lived in Page Brook Farm , out side of Boyce, I went to Boyce Elementary !st -7th 1950- 1957 then went to Clarke County High School in Berryville.. I am now 76 and live in Florida 🙂

So funny 💞

Donnie Haun was in Bob and Mary Greenwood first band. They played folk music and even played in NY!

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#TBT Three sets of twins began kindergarten at Boyce Elementary School in September 1989, the Clarke Courier newspaper reported, calling each a “budding individualist.” They are (front to back) Megan and Stephanie Shaw, Alayna and Elizabeth Buckner, and Danna and Delanna Broy. “As a kindness to teachers, the twins were separated into different classes.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT Three sets of twins began kindergarten at Boyce Elementary School in September 1989, the Clarke Courier newspaper reported, calling each a “budding individualist.” They are (front to back) Megan and Stephanie Shaw, Alayna and Elizabeth Buckner, and Danna and Delanna Broy. “As a kindness to teachers, the twins were separated into different classes.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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My sons Larry's first grade class at Boyce had 5 sets of twins, Trevor and Tara Hott, James and Kevin Burns, Liza and Katie Woods, Calvin and Clayton Rodney and Chris and Justin Thomas.

You know you live in a small town when you know them all. Actually 3 of them were my Varsity CheerLeaders @ cchs

I would love to see a picture of all of them together to day!

Wow I know four of the six. Look how cute y’all were

Alayna Buckner Elizabeth Buckner - you sure were cuties!

OMG DeLanna Broy I was already out of school for two years when you had just stayed. Too cute 🥰

How cute.

Its Megan and Stephanie Shull (not Shaw). Yes Mary, it would be fun to see them together in that same pose today! Love those Shull girls!

So cute! ‘As a kindness to teachers...’ :)))

Actually that (our) class had at least 2 more sets of twins. The Bass' and the Baldonis! I think there was another too but Im blanking.

I think I wrote that article.

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Virginia Regional Transit operates an on-demand, curb-to-curb bus service for Clarke residents. One-way cost is $1 ($2 round trip). The 20-passenger, wheelchair-accessible bus runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, taking riders to Winchester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and around Clarke on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Senior citizens ride free on Thursdays. Clarke County helps fund VRT, a not-for-profit organization, so all residents have access to transportation. Call 540-338-1610, or go to vatransit.org. To register, go to vatransit.org/on-demand. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Virginia Regional Transit  operates an on-demand, curb-to-curb bus service for Clarke residents. One-way cost is $1 ($2 round trip). The 20-passenger, wheelchair-accessible bus runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. weekdays, taking riders to Winchester on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and around Clarke on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Senior citizens ride free on Thursdays. Clarke County helps fund VRT, a not-for-profit organization, so all residents have access to transportation. Call 540-338-1610, or go to vatransit.org. To register, go to vatransit.org/on-demand. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Ride The Bus!

This is a great service for Clarke

Dave Poe is the driver and he is the best. Felicia, the dispatcher in the office is nice too.

Delisa Morrow Sturtz

Clarke County’s Historic Preservation Commission wants to nominate the Battle of Berryville Battlefield for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The public is invited to an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct.) so residents — particularly those whose properties are within the battlefield area — can learn more about the nomination process and ask questions. The Battle of Berryville covered about 7,000 acres that today are mostly west of U.S. 340 and primarily north of Va. 7. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #NationalRegister ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County’s Historic Preservation Commission wants to nominate the Battle of Berryville Battlefield for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. The public is invited to an informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct.) so residents — particularly those whose properties are within the battlefield area — can learn more about the nomination process and ask questions. The Battle of Berryville covered about 7,000 acres that today are mostly west of U.S. 340 and primarily north of Va. 7. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #NationalRegister

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Amanda, there will be a lot of detailed information at the meeting, but this map gives a general idea of the battlefield area (in yellow). Town of Berryville is at the bottom.

Like Clarke County’s many Rural Historic Districts listed in the Virginia and National Registers, inclusion of the Battle of Berryville site in the Register would be strictly honorary. It will not limit the rights of landowners in any way or control how the land is used.

Hardly a battle at Berryville...check the history. More accurately known as the "battle near Berryville" as reported by the NY Times in 1864. Actual combat fought along the banks of the Opeqoun Creek west of Berryville as a prelude to the 3rd Battle of Winchester. This is already recognized by the NPS, not sure what the historic designation for the historic designation is all about. Citation: www.nytimes.com/1864/09/07/archives/the-battle-near-berryvillegen-crook-repulses-the-enemymovemen...

If a land owner is not able to attend, can they submit questions ahead of time and get a report of the meeting afterwards?

It would be useful to see a map that designated the 7,000 acres where the battle took place? Is that available?

Shouldn't this have already been done multiple years ago?

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Concrete was poured early Sept. 24 on the new Rt. 723 bridge over the Opequon Creek at the Clarke-Frederick line. Workers then covered the concrete with damp burlap, part of the curing process. (Sorry the photographer missed the 6 a.m. “action shots” of concrete trucks.) Construction of the two-lane bridge – replacing a century-old, one-lane bridge – began in late March. The Rt. 723 bridge is on schedule to open by November. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT ... See MoreSee Less

Concrete was poured early Sept. 24 on the new Rt. 723 bridge over the Opequon Creek at the Clarke-Frederick line. Workers then covered the concrete with damp burlap, part of the curing process. (Sorry the photographer missed the 6 a.m. “action shots” of concrete trucks.) Construction of the two-lane bridge – replacing a century-old, one-lane bridge – began in late March. The Rt. 723 bridge is on schedule to open by November. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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I appreciate the updates and pictures!

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Happy first day of fall!

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are you sure lol 93 degrees

“National Voter Registration Day” in Clarke County means you can register at the Clarke County Library, or go upstairs and register at the Office of Elections. Both are located in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Or, register online at elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/index.html. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. NOTE: Oct. 15 is the last day to register in order to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #RegisterToVote ... See MoreSee Less

“National Voter Registration Day” in Clarke County means you can register at the Clarke County Library, or go upstairs and register at the Office of Elections. Both are located in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Or, register online at elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/index.html. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. NOTE: Oct. 15 is the last day to register in order to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #RegisterToVote

Pet of the Week: Lucy is a calm, older Pit Bull that “just wants to sit at your feet,” said Clarke County Animal Shelter manager Jenny Wright. Lucy is about 7-years old and needs to be spayed; Wright suspects Lucy was used for breeding. Adoption fee is $25. Cost of spaying is additional. Questions? Contact the shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Lucy is a calm, older Pit Bull that “just wants to sit at your feet,” said Clarke County Animal Shelter manager Jenny Wright. Lucy is about 7-years old and needs to be spayed; Wright suspects Lucy was used for breeding. Adoption fee is $25. Cost of spaying is additional. Questions? Contact the shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Donna she looks like Albert's twin

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyEvent information came from various sources. Contact event organizers if you have questions about tickets, venues, etc. If your non-profit organization, church, or business is hosting an event in Clarke County, please send details to pio@clarkecounty.gov.

Find all Clarke County government meetings at clarkecounty.gov/government/county-calendar.html. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov/calendar.aspx and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net/calendar.html.

MONDAY, SEPT. 23...

8:30 to 11:30 a.m. “Eat Smart, Move More” at the Virginia Cooperative Extension (524 Westwood Rd., Berryville) is a FREE four-week program that teaches nutrition, healthy cooking, and managing money. Participants receive free groceries each week (Sept. 23, 30, Oct. 7 and 14). Register by calling Kim Costa at 540-665-5699 or the Clarke County VCE at 540-955-5164.

6:30 p.m. Clarke County School Board meets in the Clarke County Public Schools Administrative Office multipurpose room (317 W. Main St., Berryville). Contact 540-955-6100 or weirr@clarke.k12.va.us.

6:45 p.m. Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24...

National Voter Registration Day in Clarke County means stop by the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) where you can register, or go upstairs in the government center and register at the Office of Elections. Or, register online at elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/index.html. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. (Oct. 15 is the last day to register to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019.)

5:30 p.m. Community Meal at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is a FREE meal for residents of southern Clarke County prepared by county churches on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Contact Eleanor Lloyd at 540-247-6311.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25...

11 a.m. Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday Night Skate Night at Mac’s Roller Rink (5030 Front Royal Pike, White Post) is $5 per person every Wednesday. Call Mac’s at 540-869-2129. Visit macsrollerrink.com.

6 to 8 p.m. Family Game Night at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites parents and children of all ages to play classic board games. Game Night is FREE; games are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26...

10:30 a.m. Pre-School Storytime at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE for young children and their parents. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

noon Clarke County Community Service Council meets at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E. Main St., Berryville). The council is open to representatives of all non-profit, community service organizations. Its mission is to share ideas and coordinate efforts. Contact Sheryl Reid at 540-955-3446 or terryreid210@comcast.net.

3:45 p.m. LEGO Club at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children of all ages to design and construct weekly challenges with LEGOs. LEGO Club is FREE; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

5:15 p.m. Soul-Full Community Meal at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E Main St., Berryville) is a FREE meal for everyone prepared by county churches on the fourth Thursday of every month. Call 540-955-1264.

6 p.m. Old-Time, Celtic & Bluegrass Jams at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are FREE and open to acoustic musicians of all ages. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6 p.m. Chill Chi at Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is hosted by Therapeutic Tai Chi and is open and FREE to anyone with a very serious interest in Tai Chi, meditation, traditional Chinese medicine, chi flow, etc. Contact instructor Adrian VanKeuren at taichiavk@gmail.com.

7 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at 5 p.m. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

7:30 p.m. Monthly Blues Jam at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) invites blues musicians to bring their instruments. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 27...

3 p.m. “Glory Days” Book Debut at the Clarke County VFW Post 9760 (425 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) features author and editor Robert “Bobby” Moore (CCHS ‘73) and Martha Sullivan. The book highlights “The Streak" of 38 unbeaten Clarke County High School football games in the early 1960s. Book is $30; all proceeds benefit the Clarke County Education Foundation Moore Family Scholarship. Contact Charlie Ramsburg (CCHS ’62) at 336-240-5511 or clramsburg@hotmail.com.

6 p.m. Art at the Mill Patrons’ Night at the Burwell-Morgan Mill (15 Tannery Lane, Millwood) kicks off the annual two-week fall art show that supports the mill, the Sarah P. Trumbower Memorial Scholarship, and Clarke County Historical Association. Patrons’ Night admission is $65 per person. Call the mill at 540-837-1799, or contact the Clarke County Historical Association at 540-955-2600 or director@clarkehistory.org.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28...

8 a.m. Clarke County Farmers’ Market in the John Rixey Moore Municipal Parking Lot (100 S. Church St., Berryville) features local vendors offering quality produce, baked goods, and more. Contact manager@clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com, or go to clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com for details.

8 a.m. Hunter Show Series at Elmington Farm (345 Elmington Lane, Berryville) is open to riders of all ages. Find class schedule and entry form at elmington.com. Contact 540-955-6219 or info@elmington.com.

9 a.m. Annual Race for Seizure Freedom 5K at Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) supports those who live with epilepsy. Registration at 9 a.m.; race at 10 a.m. Online registration is $25; $10 for kids. On-site registration is $35. Contact Gina Washington at 540-908-3400 or gina1216@comcast.net. Go to epilepsyva.com/calendar/2019/9/28/4th-annual-race-for-seizure-freedom-5k-runwalk

10 a.m. Art at the Mill at the Burwell-Morgan Mill (15 Tannery Lane, Millwood) is open noon to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday; and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, through Oct. 13. Admission is $5 per adult and $3 per senior. Students with I.D. and children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Call the mill at 540-837-1799, or contact the Clarke County Historical Association at 540-955-2600.

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 28 & 29...

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 14th Annual Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival is at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville). Admission is $5; children 12 and under admitted free. For all details at shenandoahvalleyfiberfestival.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 29...

9 a.m. VHSA-DC Area Show at Locke Meadows Farm (962 Wadesville Rd., Berryville). Contact the farm at 540-533-2951 or lockemeadows@yahoo.com. Go to lockemeadows.com for event details.

1:30 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at noon. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

2 p.m. Live Music with Ray Leone at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com.

NOW THROUGH SEPT. 28

Robert Ballard Art Exhibit at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a FREE exhibit of whimsical animals and figures influenced by outsider artists. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc.

NOW THROUGH NOV. 1:

Contrasts in Rhythm Art Exhibit at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) is a joint show of work by Marci Nadler and Todd Phillips. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org, or go to visitlongbranch.org.
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It’s pumpkin pickin’ season! Pumpkins are available for 50¢ per pound at Mt. Airy Farm Market (8204 John Mosby Hwy., Boyce; 540-837-2043) and 55¢ per pound at Nalls Farm Market (4869 Harry Byrd Hwy., Berryville; 540-955-0004). Pick your own pumpkins at Mackintosh Fruit Farm (1608 Russell Rd., Berryville; 540-955-6225) or Wayside Farm Fun (5273 Harry Byrd Hwy., Berryville; 540-539-3276). #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

It’s pumpkin pickin’ season! Pumpkins are available for 50¢ per pound at Mt. Airy Farm Market (8204 John Mosby Hwy., Boyce; 540-837-2043) and 55¢ per pound at Nalls Farm Market (4869 Harry Byrd Hwy., Berryville; 540-955-0004). Pick your own pumpkins at Mackintosh Fruit Farm (1608 Russell Rd., Berryville; 540-955-6225) or Wayside Farm Fun (5273 Harry Byrd Hwy., Berryville; 540-539-3276). #ClarkeCountyVirginia

• Expect mobile lane closures for pavement marking along Rt. 635 (Moose Rd.) between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and dead end between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 30.
• Watch for mobile lane closures for pavement marking along Rt. 636 (Westwood Rd.) between Business Va. 7 (West Main St.) and R. 657 (Senseny Rd.) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Sept.30.
• Expect mobile lane closures for pavement marking along Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) between Rt. 723 (Old Winchester Rd.) and Rt. 657 (Senseny Rd.) between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 30.
• Rt. 604 (Ebenezer Rd.) remains closed through Friday, Sept. 27, between Rt. 607 (Saw Mill Hill Rd.) and Rt. 605 (Morgans Mill Rd.) for bridge work in two locations. Follow posted detours.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming on various roads, Monday through Friday during daylight hours.
• Rt. 723 (Old Winchester-Carpers Valley Rd.) remains closed to thru-traffic from U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) to Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) while a new bridge is constructed over Opequon Creek. Follow posted detours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect mobile lane closures for pavement marking along Rt. 635 (Moose Rd.) between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and dead end between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 30.
• Watch for mobile lane closures for pavement marking along Rt. 636 (Westwood Rd.) between Business Va. 7 (West Main St.) and R. 657 (Senseny Rd.) between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. through Sept.30.
• Expect mobile lane closures for pavement marking along Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) between Rt. 723 (Old Winchester Rd.) and Rt. 657 (Senseny Rd.) between 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. through Sept. 30.
• Rt. 604 (Ebenezer Rd.) remains closed through Friday, Sept. 27, between Rt. 607 (Saw Mill Hill Rd.) and Rt. 605 (Morgans Mill Rd.) for bridge work in two locations. Follow posted detours.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming on various roads, Monday through Friday during daylight hours.
• Rt. 723 (Old Winchester-Carpers Valley Rd.) remains closed to thru-traffic from U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) to Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) while a new bridge is constructed over Opequon Creek. Follow posted detours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

Neatoville is now open! New owner Kurt VanNostrand has refurbished the former Neato Outlet (12043 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce), renamed it to honor its heritage, and filled it with amazing, eclectic finds. Neatoville is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 540-837-2220. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Neatoville is now open! New owner Kurt VanNostrand has refurbished the former Neato Outlet (12043 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce), renamed it to honor its heritage, and filled it with amazing, eclectic finds. Neatoville is open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 540-837-2220. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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We've been noticing how nice it looks! Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations

I've been meaning to ask on here about the neato outlet. Neatoville, I love it. Best of luck!!!

I am coming Sunday to check it out!!!

Has the pleasure to meet him. What a great guy! And yes I bet you can get a cup of great coffee there also. Welcome to Clarke County!

Best of luck to you Kirk.

Be there soon!

Cool! Will have to visit! Sell the snow cat yet?

Need to check out the neato stuff!!

Is this where the Clevengers used to be.

What will the hours be on Sunday? (or Saturday, for that matter)

Had heard you would be having a coffee bar there.....yes? No? Maybe?

Another Kurt?

only open on the weekends?

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#TBT This 1916 postcard shows the Manning-Strode Co. Store at 1 E. Main St., Boyce. Manning Strode opened in 1911 and remained open for many years. The Strode House was a residence until the 1970s and then a nursery-florist until the late 1980s when F&M Bank acquired the property. The Boyce Volunteer Fire Company bought it in January 1996 in order to build a social hall on the site. Efforts by Richard Lumpp to preserve the building by moving it to another site failed, and the house was demolished in 1997. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT This 1916 postcard shows the Manning-Strode Co. Store at 1 E. Main St., Boyce. Manning Strode opened in 1911 and remained open for many years. The Strode House was a residence until the 1970s and then a nursery-florist until the late 1980s when F&M Bank acquired the property. The Boyce Volunteer Fire Company bought it in January 1996 in order to build a social hall on the site. Efforts by Richard Lumpp to preserve the building by moving it to another site failed, and the house was demolished in 1997. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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This photo was taken looking west after the Strode House was demolished in January 1997. Boyce Baptist Church is in the background on the west side of U.S. 340. The former Strode property became the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company parking lot.

Liz Lewis I would assume this was owned by Mrs.Strode ( worlds best rolls ). Thoughts? I always loved her big house on the corner where the fire hall is now.

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Boyce..Rachel Rodway

If the sign is out, come on in! Flu vaccinations are available at the Virginia Department of Health Clarke County office (100 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville). Cost is $30, or the VDH can bill your insurance. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 540-955-1033. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDH #FluShot ... See MoreSee Less

If the sign is out, come on in! Flu vaccinations are available at the Virginia Department of Health Clarke County office (100 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville). Cost is $30, or the VDH can bill your insurance. The office is open 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays. Call 540-955-1033. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDH #FluShot

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About 80,000 Americans died of the flu last winter, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Get your flu shot now.

Clarke County Sheriff's Office is hiring a full-time Deputy Sheriff. The successful candidate must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; prepare clear, comprehensive reports; analyze situations and quickly adapt; deal courteously, firmly, and tactfully with the public; and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. High school diploma or GED and valid driver's license are required. Must be at least 21-years old. Find the application at clarkecounty.gov/government/county-documents/administration/839-employment-application/file.html. Send completed application and resume BEFORE OCT. 15 to: Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Chief Deputy Travis Sumption, 100 N. Church St., Berryville, VA 22611. ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County Sheriffs Office is hiring a full-time Deputy Sheriff. The successful candidate must be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions; prepare clear, comprehensive reports; analyze situations and quickly adapt; deal courteously, firmly, and tactfully with the public; and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the public. High school diploma or GED and valid drivers license are required. Must be at least 21-years old. Find the application at clarkecounty.gov/government/county-documents/administration/839-employment-application/file.html. Send completed application and resume BEFORE OCT. 15 to: Clarke County Sheriff’s Office, Attn: Chief Deputy Travis Sumption, 100 N. Church St., Berryville, VA 22611.

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) asks everyone to be on alert for phone calls from scammers claiming to be from REC and saying accounts are overdue. REC does NOT use collection agencies to contact members by phone. If you receive a phone call from someone demanding immediate payment, report the call to local law enforcement (540-955-1234). You may also call REC at 800-552-3904. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #ScamAlert ... See MoreSee Less

Rappahannock Electric Cooperative (REC) asks everyone to be on alert for phone calls from scammers claiming to be from REC and saying accounts are overdue. REC does NOT use collection agencies to contact members by phone. If you receive a phone call from someone demanding immediate payment, report the call to local law enforcement (540-955-1234). You may also call REC at 800-552-3904. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #ScamAlert

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Just remember, if your account is " overdue" you will find out when your lights go off !.......... No phone calls !

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A VDOT district representative will discuss VDOT’s most recent Va. 7 Safety Audit and the proposed Rt. 9 closure in Hillsboro with Clarke County Supervisors during their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). All Supervisors’ meetings are open to the public. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

A VDOT district representative will discuss VDOT’s most recent Va. 7 Safety Audit and the proposed Rt. 9 closure in Hillsboro with Clarke County Supervisors during their regular monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17, in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). All Supervisors’ meetings are open to the public. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I will be blocking that time off from work to attend and express my concerns to VDOT. Anyone not available because they have to use route 7 to commute to work and so won't be in-county in the middle of a work day, feel free to DM me with their concerns and if there's a "citizen comments" opportunity, I'll read yours. *Edited for clarity*

Pet of the Week: Kiwi is a 3-month-old female cat that simply loves, loves, loves attention. She must be spayed when she is 6-months old. Her adoption fee is $25. Questions? Contact the shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. NOTE: Shelter representatives will be at the Clarke County Farmers' Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation.#ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Kiwi is a 3-month-old female cat that simply loves, loves, loves attention. She must be spayed when she is 6-months old. Her adoption fee is $25. Questions? Contact the shelter at 540-955-5104. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. NOTE: Shelter representatives will be at the Clarke County Farmers Market from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 21. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation.#ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Double-crested Cormorants watch over the Shenandoah River. These birds float low on the surface of water, and dive to catch small fish. After fishing, they stand on rocks or tree limbs with wings spread open to dry. Double-crested Cormorants are the most widespread cormorant in North America, and the one most frequently seen in freshwater. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Double-crested Cormorants watch over the Shenandoah River. These birds float low on the surface of water, and dive to catch small fish. After fishing, they stand on rocks or tree limbs with wings spread open to dry. Double-crested Cormorants are the most widespread cormorant in North America, and the one most frequently seen in freshwater. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyContact event organizers if you have questions about tickets, venues, etc. If your non-profit organization, church, or business is hosting an event in Clarke County, please send details to pio@clarkecounty.gov.

Find all Clarke County government meetings at clarkecounty.gov/government/county-calendar.html. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov/calendar.aspx and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net/calendar.html.

MONDAY, SEPT. 16...

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. DMV2Go Mobile Office is at Trip’s Auto Sales and Virginia DMV Select office (6103 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville) to provide additional services such as identification cards, learner permits, driver’s licenses. Call Trip’s at 540-955-1367. Go to dmv.virginia.gov/general/#mobileoperations.asp to learn about DMV2Go services and schedule.

6:45 p.m. Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 17...

3:30 p.m. Pet Rock Adoption at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites all ages to choose, decorate, name, and take home their very own Pet Rock. Pet Rock Adoption is FREE; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 18...

11 a.m. Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday Night Skate Night at Mac’s Roller Rink (5030 Front Royal Pike, White Post) is $5 per person every Wednesday. Call Mac’s at 540-869-2129. Visit macsrollerrink.com.

6 p.m. Needle Felted Pumpkin Class at Needles & Pins Fiber Art Shop (10 W. Main St., Berryville) is led by instructor Pam Hummel. $25 per person includes all supplies. Register at needlesandpinsfiberart.com. Contact Needles and Pins at 540-277-2961.

6 p.m. Sit and Knit at Needles & Pins Fiber Art Shop (10 W. Main St., Berryville) invites you to bring whatever project you’re working on. Contact Needles and Pins at 540-277-2961.

6 to 8 p.m. Family Game Night at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites parents and children of all ages to play classic board games. Game Night is FREE; games are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 19...

10:30 a.m. Pre-School Storytime at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE for young children and their parents. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

3:45 p.m. LEGO Club at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children of all ages to design and construct weekly challenges with LEGOs. LEGO Club is FREE; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

6 p.m. Old-Time, Celtic & Bluegrass Jams at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are FREE and open to acoustic musicians of all ages. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

7 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at 5 p.m. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

THURSDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, SEPT. 19 to 22...

16th Annual Watermelon Fest at Watermelon Park Campground (3322 Lockes Mill Rd., Berryville) is a family-friendly music festival featuring concerts, dances, workshops, band and pickin’ contests, kids’ activities, open jams, food and craft vendors, and more. Find complete lineup, schedule, and tickets at watermelonparkfest.com.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 20...

9 a.m. to noon Food Bank at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E. Main St., Berryville) is for all Clarke County residents who need additional food for themselves or their families. Call Clarke County Social Services at 540-955-3700.

7 p.m. Beginner Fencing Class at Boyce Elementary School (119 W. Main St.) is the first of a 12-week, Friday night fencing class for ages 9 through adult sponsored by Clarke County Parks and Recreation. No experience necessary. Cost is $200; includes fencing gear. To register, contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955- 5140. Visit fencing4u.com/VirginiaFencingClasses

8:30 p.m. Big Giant Night at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) is an evening of deep cut rock and originals from the areas newest psychedelic blues rock trio. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 21...

8 a.m. Clarke County Farmers’ Market in the John Rixey Moore Municipal Parking Lot (100 S. Church St., Berryville) features local vendors offering quality produce, baked goods, and more. Contact manager@clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com, or go to clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com for details.

10 a.m. P.S. Pearrell Poultry Auction at Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville) accepts consignments starting at 7:30 a.m., outside sales begin at 10 a.m. and poultry begins around noon. Contact Peggy Pearrell at 540-877-6586 or 540-408-5163, or go to poultryshowcentral.com.

11 a.m. Stone’s Chapel Fall Gathering (north end of Rt. 632, Crums Church Road) is open to all. Bring a covered dish to share. Memorial Association provides beverages and meat. Contact stoneschapel@gmail.com.

4 p.m. Barbecue & Bake Sale at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes pork and chicken barbecue, green beans, potatoes, cole slaw, applesauce, dinner roll, and dessert. $12 per adult; $6 per child; children under 4 admitted free. Call 540-837-1228.

4 p.m. Holistic Chamber Potluck Gathering at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) connects those who help others through natural and holistic approaches. Registration is required. Contact Winchester Holistic Chamber of Commerce at 414-217-8142 or winchester@holisticchamberofcommerce.com. Visit holisticchamberofcommerce.com/winchester

SATURDAY AND SUNDAY, SEPT. 21 & 22...

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Opening Weekend at Wayside Farm Fun (5273 Harry Byrd Hwy., Berryville) features hours of fun for all ages: pumpkins, hayrides, pig races, huge corn maze and more. This year’s theme is Spongebob. Open weekends through Nov. 3. Contact the farm at 540-539-3276 or info@waysidefarmfun.com. Visit waysidefarmfun.com.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 22...

1:30 p.m. Bingo at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) includes dinner available for purchase, beginning at noon. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

2 p.m. Historic Herb Use at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) teaches how early settlers used herbs for all their household needs. Discover herbs that have fallen out of favor, and surprising uses for common plants. $20 for Sustainability Matters and FOSA members; $25 for non-members $25. Registration required. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or go to blandy.virginia.edu for details, tickets, etc.
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• Expect alternating lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, along U.S. 50/17 (John Mosby Hwy.) between Rt. 630 (Iron Rail Lane) and Rt. 665 (Trenary Lane) for inspection of railroad bridge.
• Rt. 604 (Ebenezer Rd.) is closed through Friday, Sept. 27, between Rt. 607 (Saw Mill Hill Rd.) and Rt. 605 (Morgans Mill Rd.) for bridge work in two locations. Follow posted detours.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming on various roads, Monday through Friday during daylight hours.
• Rt. 723 (Old Winchester-Carpers Valley Rd.) remains closed to thru-traffic from U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) to Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) while a new bridge is constructed over Opequon Creek. Follow posted detours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect alternating lane closures from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, along U.S. 50/17 (John Mosby Hwy.) between Rt. 630 (Iron Rail Lane) and Rt. 665 (Trenary Lane) for inspection of railroad bridge.
• Rt. 604 (Ebenezer Rd.) is closed through Friday, Sept. 27, between Rt. 607 (Saw Mill Hill Rd.) and Rt. 605 (Morgans Mill Rd.) for bridge work in two locations. Follow posted detours.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming on various roads, Monday through Friday during daylight hours.
• Rt. 723 (Old Winchester-Carpers Valley Rd.) remains closed to thru-traffic from U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) to Rt. 655 (Salem Church Rd.) while a new bridge is constructed over Opequon Creek. Follow posted detours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

This field of bearded beggarticks and cattails along Rt. 723 in Boyce will brighten your day. Beggarticks – Bidens aristosa – are in the sunflower family. Other names include western tickseed, long-bracted beggarticks, tickseed beggarticks, swamp marigold, and Yankee lice. They are a favorite of our pollinator friends: bees and butterflies. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

This field of bearded beggarticks and cattails along Rt. 723 in Boyce will brighten your day. Beggarticks – Bidens aristosa – are in the sunflower family. Other names include western tickseed, long-bracted beggarticks, tickseed beggarticks, swamp marigold, and Yankee lice. They are a favorite of our pollinator friends: bees and butterflies. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Was wondering what thos flowers were.

Clarke County Rotary Club members Gerald Dodson, Jim Coumes, Ann Lesman, Tanya Barton (on porch), Dave Duncan, Sylvia Wilson, and Carl Jeremias spent Sept. 12 trimming shrubs and painting trim at the non-profit FISH of Clarke County. They were among the hundreds of volunteers who tackled dozens of community service projects in the area on the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s annual Day of Caring. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #DayOfCaring #UnitedWay ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County Rotary Club members Gerald Dodson, Jim Coumes, Ann Lesman, Tanya Barton (on porch), Dave Duncan, Sylvia Wilson, and Carl Jeremias spent Sept. 12 trimming shrubs and painting trim at the non-profit FISH of Clarke County. They were among the hundreds of volunteers who tackled dozens of community service projects in the area on the United Way of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s annual Day of Caring. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #DayOfCaring #UnitedWay

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Tell Sylvia Wilson I miss her.

Thank You & Well Done !

Awesome! Thank you.

Good job

Thank you

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#TBT This 1931 aerial view of Berryville highlights the Byrd apple orchard west of town and includes orchards north and east of town. After record rainfall and a disastrous crop in 2018, Beverly Byrd, the last major apple orchardist in Clarke County and the last Byrd family member in the apple-growing business, made the painful decision to remove his apple trees and lease the land for corn. Our local apple industry peaked in the mid-20th century. In the 1950s, Berryville-based H.F. Byrd Inc. had 200,000 apple trees on 5,000 acres and 1,800 employees at the height of the fall harvest. In the 21st century, the region’s apple industry has been hobbled by increased government regulations, overseas competition, more lucrative professions, and more lucrative uses for orchard land such as housing developments. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT This 1931 aerial view of Berryville highlights the Byrd apple orchard west of town and includes orchards north and east of town. After record rainfall and a disastrous crop in 2018, Beverly Byrd, the last major apple orchardist in Clarke County and the last Byrd family member in the apple-growing business, made the painful decision to remove his apple trees and lease the land for corn. Our local apple industry peaked in the mid-20th century. In the 1950s, Berryville-based H.F. Byrd Inc. had 200,000 apple trees on 5,000 acres and 1,800 employees at the height of the fall harvest. In the 21st century, the region’s apple industry has been hobbled by increased government regulations, overseas competition, more lucrative professions, and more lucrative uses for orchard land such as housing developments. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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My great-grandfather work here for a very long time. Sad to see it all gone.

Oh! Byrd apples were the BEST!!

I will aways miss the apples . My heart hurts my friend bev .

Sounds a lot like the citrus industry here in central fl

My father worked for Bryd Orchards for many years, those orchards were my home and I miss them very much! I came to visit not long ago and the place I used to call my home is unrecognizable. My childhood house gone, orchards gone. The only thing I recognized was a old tree that was in our side yard. Thank goodness for memories.

Wow! Thanks

So sad

Sad!!

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Awww my tree.

There is NOTHING that is quite as nice as a field of cattle.

And lets keep our county looking like this! Lets not end up like Loudon..

Thanks for voting me top fan.

Berryville Assistant Town Manager-Treasurer Desi Moreland (right) was the guest of honor at a Sept. 10 gathering to celebrate her 43-year career with the town. Berryville District county supervisor and former Town Council member Mary Daniel was among those who publicly thanked Desi for her service and presented her with a gift. Desi began working for Berryville in December 1976; she retires at the end of September. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #BerryvilleVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Berryville Assistant Town Manager-Treasurer Desi Moreland (right) was the guest of honor at a Sept. 10 gathering to celebrate her 43-year career with the town. Berryville District county supervisor and former Town Council member Mary Daniel was among those who publicly thanked Desi for her service and presented her with a gift. Desi began working for Berryville in December 1976; she retires at the end of September. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #BerryvilleVirginia

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I had the honor of working with Desi for the 24 years I was on the council. She made my job so much easier. Happy retirement Desi.

Congratulations you deserve to retire and enjoy time to yourself and family. Job well done and the Town should appreciate what you have done for them. Good luck.♥️🌹

Congratulations Desi, thank you for a job well done!

So sorry I missed it, but wishing her all the very best!

Congratulations, Desi! So very proud of you and your fantastic career and accomplishments over the years! I know you will love retirement and I look forward to having some time to share with you. Love you! Celebrate!

Desiree, you deserve this retirement. You gave many hours, knowledge and caring for the residents of Berryville, you will be missed. Relax

Well deserved!!! I know they will miss you!

Congratulations !!!!. You will be greatly missed. Enjoy your retirement.

Congratulations Desiree. Enjoy your retirement.