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Beautiful! ❤️

Beautiful! 💜

Beautiful

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The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced 16 new markers for historic sites, including one for Bristow Bethel Baptist Church (in photo) that was located in northeast Clarke County. In 1869, Brister Holmes, a black man also known as Bristol, purchased an acre of land near what is now the intersection of Shepherds Mill and Castleman roads. Within a few years, other lots were sold to African-Americans, and the area was alternately known as Brister Station, Bristow, Bristow Station, Bristoe, and Bristo. The circa-1928 church that served the community was demolished in 2017.

Prior to the Civil War, almost half of Clarke’s population had been enslaved. After the war, emancipated African-Americans, exercising newfound autonomy, established or settled in nearly 20 villages across Clarke County. Their public schools and churches became centers of community life.

The Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board canceled their spring meeting because of COVID-19, but will approve the 16 listings for the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. Read more at dhr.virginia.gov/articles-blogs-contributions-in-newsletters/16-new-state-historical-highway-markers-pending-approval/#more-27164 #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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The Virginia Department of Historic Resources has announced 16 new markers for historic sites, including one for Bristow Bethel Baptist Church (in photo) that was located in northeast Clarke County. In 1869, Brister Holmes, a black man also known as Bristol, purchased an acre of land near what is now the intersection of Shepherds Mill and Castleman roads. Within a few years, other lots were sold to African-Americans, and the area was alternately known as Brister Station, Bristow, Bristow Station, Bristoe, and Bristo. The circa-1928 church that served the community was demolished in 2017.

Prior to the Civil War, almost half of Clarke’s population had been enslaved. After the war, emancipated African-Americans, exercising newfound autonomy, established or settled in nearly 20 villages across Clarke County. Their public schools and churches became centers of community life.

The Board of Historic Resources and the State Review Board canceled their spring meeting because of COVID-19, but will approve the 16 listings for the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historic Places. Read more at dhr.virginia.gov/articles-blogs-contributions-in-newsletters/16-new-state-historical-highway-markers-pending-approval/#more-27164 #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I remember seeing that Church, while on Sunday drives.

I attended that church!

Fabulous!

hey neighbors did you see this about the old church? Cara Lingle Carrie Fox Mindy Redd Lesley Curtis Lambert Gary van Ness

Wonderful!

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Springtime in Clarke County, where every field reminds us that life is good – and better days are ahead. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #inthistogether ... See MoreSee Less

Springtime in Clarke County, where every field reminds us that life is good – and better days are ahead. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #InThisTogether

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Beautiful Clarke county ♡

Beautiful

Pet of the Week: Olivia is a female domestic long-haired cat that was trapped as a stray. She is about 3-years old and needs to be spayed. Olivia is sweet and shy. She should be an only cat. Her adoption fee is $25 plus cost of spaying. Visit Olivia at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov.

NOTE: Animal shelter is open for essential business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Please leave donated items (pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc.) in the box at the front door. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Pet of the Week: Olivia is a female domestic long-haired cat that was trapped as a stray. She is about 3-years old and needs to be spayed. Olivia is sweet and shy. She should be an only cat. Her adoption fee is $25 plus cost of spaying. Visit Olivia at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov.

NOTE: Animal shelter is open for essential business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Please leave donated items (pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc.) in the box at the front door. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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She is beautiful.

Do you have any barn cats available?

• Expect eastbound and westbound shoulder closures for shoulder repairs along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) near U.S. 340 interchange 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Expect eastbound and westbound right-lane closures for mowing along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) and Rt. 723 (Millwood Road) from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

NOTE: The Loudoun County town of Hillsboro (not VDOT) is now encouraging motorists to use its “Regional Detour” while road construction continues in town. Its regional detour directs all traffic originating west of U.S. 340 to follow U.S. 340 to Va. 7. Hillsboro expects 60 to 65 percent of the total daily volume of traffic on Route 9 will use the regional detour. Go to rethink9.com/traffic-alerts/ for more information.
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• Expect eastbound and westbound shoulder closures for shoulder repairs along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) near U.S. 340 interchange 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Expect eastbound and westbound right-lane closures for mowing along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) and Rt. 723 (Millwood Road) from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

NOTE: The Loudoun County town of Hillsboro (not VDOT) is now encouraging motorists to use its “Regional Detour” while road construction continues in town. Its regional detour directs all traffic originating west of U.S. 340 to follow U.S. 340 to Va. 7. Hillsboro expects 60 to 65 percent of the total daily volume of traffic on Route 9 will use the regional detour. Go to rethink9.com/traffic-alerts/ for more information.

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Clarke County, Virginia

Coming Up in Clarke CountyTwenty-one representatives of local governments, health-care facilities, and institutions of higher education signed a letter published April 4 in The Winchester Star, asking all residents of the Northern Shenandoah Valley to stay home. “By not leaving the region at all, and by not inviting those from outside the area who might already be infected, you will protect the community we all so dearly love.”

Clarke County Board of Supervisors chair David Weiss, Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper, Clarke County Director of Fire, EMS & Emergency Management Brian Lichty, and Clarke County Public Schools Superintendent Chuck Bishop were among the leaders who signed the letter.

The letter concludes, “By maintaining a distance from others, we are protecting the entire community including those – from police and firefighters to health professionals and caregivers – who need to be on the front lines to fight this pandemic and keep our community safe.”

Find the most accurate, up-to-date COVID-19 information at cdc.gov and vdh.virginia.gov.

Find daily Clarke County and Town of Berryville COVID-19-related updates at clarkecounty.gov.

Clarke County government meetings can be found at clarkecounty.gov. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net.

OPEN WITH LIMITATIONS...

Berryville and Clarke County government offices are OPEN with staff responding to phones and email. County and Town walk-up windows are CLOSED. Clarke County Building Department, Clarke County Department of Planning & Zoning, and Town of Berryville Planning & Zoning Department are CLOSED to the public. Commonly used forms and information are located the lobby of Berryville-Clarke County Government Center with bins in place to receive applications, forms, and plans. Residents who need to make payments or drop off papers should use Town and County drive-thru kiosks located on the west side of the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville.

Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle) is FREE and OPEN dawn to dusk; however, all picnic shelters and playgrounds are CLOSED. Visitors who use the 102-acre, county-owned property, its 2-mile walking trail, playing fields, tennis courts, etc., are asked to adhere to social-distancing standards. Dogs must be kept on leashes. Public fitness facilities in the Clarke County Recreation Center are CLOSED; public restrooms are available 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Contact Parks & Recreation at 540-955-5140 and ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville) is OPEN for essential business only. Shelter visits are limited to necessary business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. View animals available for adoption at petfinder.com.

Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) offers a variety of ONLINE-ONLY wellness and yoga classes throughout the week, including Meditation, Vinyasa Flow, Relax & Renew Yoga, Gentle Flow Yoga, and more. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com. Go to sanctuaryberryville.com.

Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) offers a variety of ONLINE-ONLY classes seven days a week, including Flow & Restore, Mindful Movement, Mindful Slow Flow, Flow Fundamentals, Prenatal Yoga, Sattva Yoga Flow, Yinyangyasana, Sound Meditation, Yin Yoga, Yoga + Meditation, and Yoga HIIT. Contact the studio at 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. Go to turiyayogawellness.com.

CANCELED...

Tuesday, April 7: Trivia Night at the Barns of Rose Hill and hosted by the Clarke County Historical Association is CANCELED. 540-955-2600 or director@clarkehistory.org.

Tuesday, April 7: Arboretum by Moonlight at Blandy Experimental Farm is CANCELED. Go to blandy.virginia.edu.

Saturday, April 11: Berryville Main Street Yard Sale is CANCELED. (Fall yard sale is Sept. 12.) Contact 540-313-7467 or info@bvmerchants.com.

Saturday, April 11: CPR & First Aid/AED Training at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center is CANCELED. Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

Saturday, April 11: “Be Well” Health Workshop at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center is CANCELED. Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

Saturday, April 11: Adult Easter Egg Hunt at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville) is CANCELED. Contact the vineyard for curb-side pick up at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com.

April 13: DMV2Go Mobile Office at Trip’s Auto Sales & Virginia DMV Select Office (6103 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville) is CANCELED. Go to dmv.virginia.gov/general/#csc/mcscalendar.asp

Bingo – Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons – at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Boyce Volunteer Fire Company is CANCELED until further notice. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

Performances at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) are CANCELED until further notice. The restaurant is offering curb-side food pick up. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

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Appalachian Trail access parking lots are CLOSED. Go to appalachiantrail.org/home/explore-the-trail/trail-updates.

Barns of Rose Hill, including the Berryville-Clarke County Visitors Center, is CLOSED through Sunday, May 10. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or info@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org.

Blandy Experimental Farm & State Arboretum of Virginia is CLOSED. Go to blandy.virginia.edu.

Clarke County Historical Association museum is CLOSED until further notice. All CCHA events in April are CANCELED, including Art at the Mill spring show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill. CCHA staff monitor email and phone messages at 540-955-2600 or director@clarkehistory.org. Visit the new CCHA online activity site: clarkehistory.org/online-activities.html

Clarke County Library in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is CLOSED until further notice, and all its April programs are CANCELED. Go to handleyregional.org to explore the library’s online resources.

Long Branch Historic House & Farm is CLOSED. Go to visitlongbranch.org.

Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield is CLOSED. Go to su.edu.

Picnic shelters and playgrounds in Chet Hobert Park are CLOSED until further notice. The park is OPEN. Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.
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Coming Up in Clarke County

Our community’s health is in your hands.

We, as representatives of health care facilities, higher education and local governments, speak with one voice, in support of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order, and plead with all residents of the Northern Shenandoah Valley to stay home.

By not leaving the region at all, and by not inviting those from outside the area who might already be infected, you will protect the community we all so dearly love.

Let us be clear: If you stay home, you WILL save lives. Unity, now, will protect our community and those who are most vulnerable.

We all now know, staying home is the single most effective way to lower infection rates. By lowering infection rates, you make it possible for medical personnel to provide those who are infected with the best possible care, in facilities that are not overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases.

Being separated from loved ones and friends isn’t easy for any of us. It feels uncomfortable and unnatural to exchange in-person visits with family and friends for video chats or phone calls. Students are taking classes online or working on assignments at home. Daily life is conducted differently — at a distance. These are sacrifices we must make and guidelines that we must take seriously.

By maintaining a distance from others, we are protecting the entire community including those – from police and firefighters to health professionals and caregivers – who need to be on the front lines to fight this pandemic and keep our community safe.

Published in The Winchester Star, April 4, 2020, and signed by:

• Dr. Colin M. Greene, Lord Fairfax Health District director
• Mark Merrill, Valley Health System president and CEO
• David Weiss, Clarke County Board of Supervisors chair
• Tony Roper, Clarke County sheriff
• Brian Lichty, Clarke County director of Fire & EMS
• Chuck Bishop, Clarke County Public Schools superintendent
• Tracy Fitzsimmons, Shenandoah University president
• Kimberly Blosser, Lord Fairfax Community College president
• Charles DeHaven, Frederick County Supervisors chair
• Walter Mabe, Warren County Supervisors chair
• Morgan Phenix, Page County Supervisors chair
• Dick Neese, Shenandoah County Supervisors chair
• David Smith, Winchester mayor
• Michael Diaz, Stephens City mayor
• Charles Harbaugh, Middletown mayor
• Lenny Millholland, Frederick County sheriff
• Les Taylor, Winchester sheriff
• John Piper, Winchester Police chief
• William Garrettt, Winchester Fire & Rescue chief
• Jason Van Heukelum, Winchester Public Schools superintendent
• David Sovine, Frederick County Public Schools superintendent
#ClarkeCountyVirginia #InThisTogether
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Our community’s health is in your hands.

We, as representatives of health care facilities, higher education and local governments, speak with one voice, in support of Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam’s stay-at-home order, and plead with all residents of the Northern Shenandoah Valley to stay home. 

By not leaving the region at all, and by not inviting those from outside the area who might already be infected, you will protect the community we all so dearly love. 

Let us be clear: If you stay home, you WILL save lives. Unity, now, will protect our community and those who are most vulnerable. 

We all now know, staying home is the single most effective way to lower infection rates. By lowering infection rates, you make it possible for medical personnel to provide those who are infected with the best possible care, in facilities that are not overwhelmed by COVID-19 cases. 

Being separated from loved ones and friends isn’t easy for any of us. It feels uncomfortable and unnatural to exchange in-person visits with family and friends for video chats or phone calls. Students are taking classes online or working on assignments at home. Daily life is conducted differently — at a distance. These are sacrifices we must make and guidelines that we must take seriously.

By maintaining a distance from others, we are protecting the entire community including those  – from police and firefighters to health professionals and caregivers –  who need to be on the front lines to fight this pandemic and keep our community safe. 

Published in The Winchester Star, April 4, 2020, and signed by:

• Dr. Colin M. Greene, Lord Fairfax Health District director
• Mark Merrill, Valley Health System president and CEO
• David Weiss, Clarke County Board of Supervisors chair
• Tony Roper, Clarke County sheriff
• Brian Lichty, Clarke County director of Fire & EMS
• Chuck Bishop, Clarke County Public Schools superintendent
• Tracy Fitzsimmons, Shenandoah University president
• Kimberly Blosser, Lord Fairfax Community College president
• Charles DeHaven, Frederick County Supervisors chair
• Walter Mabe, Warren County Supervisors chair
• Morgan Phenix, Page County Supervisors chair
• Dick Neese, Shenandoah County Supervisors chair
• David Smith, Winchester mayor
• Michael Diaz, Stephens City mayor
• Charles Harbaugh, Middletown mayor
• Lenny Millholland, Frederick County sheriff
• Les Taylor, Winchester sheriff
• John Piper, Winchester Police chief
• William Garrettt, Winchester Fire & Rescue chief
• Jason Van Heukelum, Winchester Public Schools superintendent
• David Sovine, Frederick County Public Schools superintendent
#ClarkeCountyVirginia #InThisTogether

BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Brag Swag is a small, Clarke County-based design and printing company owned and operated by Milissa Marshall since 2012. Brag Swag offers unique, quality apparel and gear for adults, kids, and infants. Milissa designs custom graphics, and Brag Swag sells and ships nationwide through its website. Apparel and gear are also available through Clarke County retail partners – Locke Store, Modern Mercantile, and Unique Creations Studio – and at select events.

“As an artist, Brag Swag is an outlet for me to do what I love every day and share that with the world,” Milissa said. “It’s so gratifying to see folks wearing my designs and know they feel awesome in them. It’s more than just a T-shirt. It’s a form of self-expression. Brag Swag says, ‘This is who I am, and I’m rocking it!’”

ADDRESS: Berryville, Va.
HOURS: 24/7 online
CONTACT: 571-293-1291, info@bragswaginc.com
SOCIAL: “Brag Swag” on Facebook, “Brag_Swag_Inc” on Instagram
WEBSITE: bragswaginc.com

If you own a business in Clarke County and want to be featured on the Clarke County, Virginia page, send an email to pio@clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Thank you so much! 😊❤️ We’re currently updating our website and we’re very active on social media, so if you see something you want that’s not on the website, please message us!

Such an incredible woman who runs a quality business. ❤️

My favorite t-shirt is from Brag Swag!

Looks awesome Milissa!

LOVE Brag Swag!!!!

You are definitely rocking it! You are beautiful and your products are beautiful.

Congrats!!! This is so amazing!!!

Carrie Koziel Althouse you should contact them

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Unusually large crowds continue to go to public places, filling parking lots beyond capacity and, in some places, illegally parking along roads. Therefore, the following properties are CLOSED to the public in accordance with Virginia’s request that all residents stay at home until June 10.
• Appalachian Trail access parking lots are CLOSED
Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia are CLOSED
• Cool Spring (Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield) is CLOSED
• Long Branch Historic House & Farm is CLOSED
• Shelters and playgrounds in Chet Hobert Park in Berryville are CLOSED as of 5 p.m. April 3 and until further notice.

Find daily COVID-19-related updates at clarkecounty.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1051/17
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Unusually large crowds continue to go to public places, filling parking lots beyond capacity and, in some places, illegally parking along roads. Therefore, the following properties are CLOSED to the public in accordance with Virginia’s request that all residents stay at home until June 10.
• Appalachian Trail access parking lots are CLOSED
• Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia are CLOSED
• Cool Spring (Shenandoah River Campus at Cool Spring Battlefield) is CLOSED
• Long Branch Historic House & Farm is CLOSED
• Shelters and playgrounds in Chet Hobert Park in Berryville are CLOSED as of 5 p.m. April 3 and until further notice.

Find daily COVID-19-related updates at clarkecounty.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1051/17

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I understand the playgrounds but people need fresh air and walks for themselves and kids and dogs just keep safe distances. Exercise is a stress reducer as well . Not every one has access to nice big yards or country roads to walk on ,which these days aren’t real safe , so they need places to go. Sunshine and fresh air is good for the soul . Being cooped up in your home 24/7 is not.

Over the top response by power-obsesed bureaucrats. People don't pass viruses on the Applachian Trail or walking at Chet Hobert park. The virus is passed through social proximity. It's bad enough already, please don't let the small minds take away our freedom and our dignity.

They said we can go out to exercise...As long as we are social distancing, I don't understand this at all. This is very frustrating!!!

I hike on the AT almost everyday and it's only on the weekends that it's getting more crowded, and even then, it's just the parking that's crowded. Most days, if I pass one or two people that's a lot and they usually step off the trail to let me pass. No contact. No worries

Glad they are closed! Its foolish to disobey the healthcare directives despite the state the world has come to. A little co-operation by the public is not too much to ask for. Specially in the face of the immense sacrifice healthcare workers, security forces n so many frontline workers who are over worked n exposed to the virus! The only way we can support is stay in then just stay in!

My kids and I would LOVE to be able to go to all of our favorite places (including all of those listed above) but we understand the value of **staying home** - as challenging as it may be. We’re personally on day 22 of staying put - but I’m glad this decree will force others to finally do the same so we have a chance to save the economy and get back to the things we love to do sooner.

This is a clear misinterpretation of the executive order. It clearly states people can leave their homes to exercise. If there are known problems at certain locations, then close that location - not all of them. The Arboretum has 700 acres for Pete’s sake - plenty of room to be socially distant. Shelter in place is NOT home arrest! Explain how golf courses are still open?!

This is a horrible decision! People should be able to go out and exercise, especially at a time like this. What a terrible thing to do. 😡 I live on Blueridge Mountain Rd. Yes, there are many cars parked in the AT lot, but they are spread out on the trail. I feel like a bunch of people with nothing but time on their hands, have complained until it was closed. This is very upsetting. I live in the mountain, no sidewalks and no shoulder on the road. To exercise, I must drive somewhere. Why take that away?

That's it! I am officially convinced this is no longer a health concern. We are on a lockdown for another reason! There is no reason to close the outdoors! This is absolutely out of control!

Being outside is necessary for physical and mental health. I haven’t seen anyone congregating at these areas in ways where people were closer than 6 feet. Might as well close the grocery stores, too!

I agree with this decision. If a destination appears overly crowded one should move on to an alternate or attempt an outing at a different time or day. It’s important to limit exposure.

Really sad. I enjoyed walking on the cart paths of the Cool Spring/Shenandoah University property with my son and dogs. There was never a time in the past couple of weeks that I was out there and the parking lot or the trails were too crowded. We know what social distancing is, and all people respected that at all time I’ve been out there - 3x this week!

In FL people who own beachfront properties cannot come out of their homes and sit on their own backyard. This is getting out of control!

With the new information on how this virus spreads this is necessary

Outside is the best place to boost your immune system. Get out in the sun and soak up the vitamin D.

Can we still walk on the trail at the community center?

Good decision stay home people and listen to what they’re telling you my god

I’m so sorry it has come to this, but I appreciate the county stepping in.

The parking lot it totally packed today, so....

You people have to stop enjoying life. Knock it off. Go home, stay home, and go into a state of depression. SMH

They have to do this because people are not listening.

This needs to be done

Enjoying the sun today 🌝

Thanks for sharing !

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Avoid costly plumbing repairs! Do not flush “flushable” wipes, disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, paper towels, rags, cloth, sponges, or anything other than toilet paper. These items do not break down like toilet paper. Products other than toilet paper should be placed in a trash can – not a toilet.

Clarke County Sanitary Authority, which operates public water and sewer systems serving Boyce, Millwood, White Post, and commercial uses at Waterloo, has seen an increase in paper towels, wipes, etc., in its sewer system. CCSA customers have received notices that if a grinder pump fails to function because of the above listed materials, CCSA customers may be responsible for costs associated with repairing the pump. Grinder pump obstruction fee may be up to $500. Contact ccsa@clarkecounty.gov for more information.
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Avoid costly plumbing repairs! Do not flush “flushable” wipes, disinfectant wipes, baby wipes, paper towels, rags, cloth, sponges, or anything other than toilet paper. These items do not break down like toilet paper. Products other than toilet paper should be placed in a trash can – not a toilet.

Clarke County Sanitary Authority, which operates public water and sewer systems serving Boyce, Millwood, White Post, and commercial uses at Waterloo, has seen an increase in paper towels, wipes, etc., in its sewer system. CCSA customers have received notices that if a grinder pump fails to function because of the above listed materials, CCSA customers may be responsible for costs associated with repairing the pump. Grinder pump obstruction fee may be up to $500. Contact ccsa@clarkecounty.gov for more information.

#TBT Helen Butts – who officially retired on March 31, 2020, after 57 years working at the county courthouse – was sworn in as Circuit Court Clerk on Sept. 30, 1996, by her predecessor, James Wood Jr. Helen Butts began her career in the Clerk’s Office in March 1963.

Former Chief Deputy Clerk April Wilkerson was sworn in as the Circuit Court Clerk on March 26 by Circuit Court Judge Alexander Iden. April began her career as deputy clerk in October 1996 and was the first person hired by Mrs. Butts. There will be a special election in November to fill the clerk’s seat on a permanent basis. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT Helen Butts – who officially retired on March 31, 2020, after 57 years working at the county courthouse – was sworn in as Circuit Court Clerk on Sept. 30, 1996, by her predecessor, James Wood Jr. Helen Butts began her career in the Clerk’s Office in March 1963. 

Former Chief Deputy Clerk April Wilkerson was sworn in as the Circuit Court Clerk on March 26 by Circuit Court Judge Alexander Iden. April began her career as deputy clerk in October 1996 and was the first person hired by Mrs. Butts. There will be a special election in November to fill the clerk’s seat on a permanent basis. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachmentImage attachment

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Congratulations Helen! You will be missed. It was my pleasure working with you and April all through the years. I know April will do a great job. Congratulations to her as well.

Congratulations to both Helen and April. Both were/are so helpful and pleasant. Good luck, April, in the special election.

Congrats April!!! What a great lady to take on such a vast position!!

A wonderful clerk and a blessing to all who know her. Enjoy your retiremeny, Helen!!!

Congratulations April! Look forward to seeing you at the courthouse in your new role!!

Congratulations to bith..Helen retiring and April taking over..good people!

Love you Ms. Butts!!!!❤️Congratulations April.👍

Congratulations Helen!!! So very happy for her but so sad for the rest of us, although I am sure that April do a great job as she has done for many years.

Congratulations Helen, trust me you will be missed. Congratulations April, so proud of you .

Really going to miss Helen, but Congratulations April you so much deserve this job. Enjoy your retirement Helen.

Congratulations well deserved to both ladies Helen and April

Congrats to Helen and April. Helen was the first public official to help me when I moved here decades ago.

So many wonderful memories of Mrs. Butts. She was always so helpful.

Congratulations on your Retirement Helen Butts 🎉🎊🎉

Congratulations to both ladies!!💐

Ladies, congratulations to both of you!

CONGRATULATIONS to both!

Congratulations to both Mrs Butts and April!

Congratulations pray for you🙏🏻

Congratulations 🙏🏾💐🤗

Congratulations, April!!

Congratulations‼️

Congratulations April!

Congratulations to you both

Congrats also to you April

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Valley Health, which operates hospitals and medical facilities throughout West Virginia and the Top of Virginia region, has a designated phone number for questions about respiratory illness. Call the COVID-19 Respiratory Care Phone Line at 540-536-0380 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday. ... See MoreSee Less

Valley Health, which operates hospitals and medical facilities throughout West Virginia and the Top of Virginia region, has a designated phone number for questions about respiratory illness. Call the COVID-19 Respiratory Care Phone Line at 540-536-0380 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Effective March 31, Town of Berryville has made the following changes to its curbside refuse collection service. These measures are necessary to limit employee exposure and to reduce collection time:
• Only toter contents will be collected.
• Bags and other waste left outside of refuse toters will not be collected.
• No additional toters will be issued.
• Wednesday collection of bulk waste (couches, desks, mattresses, etc.) has been suspended until further notice.
• Monday curbside collection of yard waste continues unchanged until further notice.
• Weekly recycling continues unchanged until further notice.

Questions? Contact the Town at 540-955-1099 or customerservice@berryvilleva.gov. Go to berryvilleva.gov.
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Effective March 31, Town of Berryville has made the following changes to its curbside refuse collection service. These measures are necessary to limit employee exposure and to reduce collection time:
• Only toter contents will be collected.
• Bags and other waste left outside of refuse toters will not be collected.
• No additional toters will be issued. 
• Wednesday collection of bulk waste (couches, desks, mattresses, etc.) has been suspended until further notice.
• Monday curbside collection of yard waste continues unchanged until further notice.
• Weekly recycling continues unchanged until further notice.

Questions? Contact the Town at 540-955-1099 or customerservice@berryvilleva.gov. Go to berryvilleva.gov.

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This is what happens when you do something nice it gets taken advantage of and times like these you have pull back the reins and tighten back up then everyone gets upset. What a world do we live in

I thought nothing was suppose to be left outside totes to be picked except around Christmas holiday

Caitlin Martin

Clarke County Farmers' Market has postponed its May 2 opening until at least Saturday, June 13. Market management will monitor the COVID-19 situation, and will open the market when it is safe for all members of the community, including its farmers.

The market, located in the John Rixey Moore Municipal Parking Lot (100 S. Church St., Berryville), is open 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday through October and features local vendors offering quality produce, baked goods, and more. Contact manager@clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com. Go to clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com.
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Clarke County Farmers Market has postponed its May 2 opening until at least Saturday, June 13. Market management will monitor the COVID-19 situation, and will open the market when it is safe for all members of the community, including its farmers.

The market, located in the John Rixey Moore Municipal Parking Lot (100 S. Church St., Berryville), is open 8 a.m. to noon each Saturday through October and features local vendors offering quality produce, baked goods, and more. Contact manager@clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com. Go to clarkecountyfarmersmarket.com.

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Any way to get links to vendors who have a plan for selling their produce etc.

You would think it was possible to set up tables with self service bags and exact change payments. It's outdoors, and possible to keep 6 ft. distances, no?

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Updated at 3:30 p.m. March 31... Go to www.clarkecounty.gov.

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The 2020 Census questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete. It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Every response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities – including Clarke – for schools, roads, and other public services. Census results are used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government. Learn more at www.census.gov

NOTE: By completing your 2020 Census now – online, by phone, or by mail – Census workers won’t need to go door-to-door in June and July. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #2020Census
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The 2020 Census questionnaire takes about 10 minutes to complete. It’s safe, secure, and confidential. Every response helps to direct billions of dollars in federal funds to local communities – including Clarke – for schools, roads, and other public services. Census results are used to determine the number of seats each state has in Congress and your political representation at all levels of government. Learn more at www.census.gov

NOTE: By completing your 2020 Census now – online, by phone, or by mail – Census workers won’t need to go door-to-door in June and July. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #2020Census

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I did ours today! Even with my kids asking me a million questions along the way, it took no more than 10 minutes!

County, Berryville, and state updates as of 3 p.m. March 30. Go to clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #COVID19 ... See MoreSee Less

County, Berryville, and state updates as of 3 p.m. March 30. Go to clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #covid19

Pet of the Week: Opie Taylor is a sweet, shy cat found as a stray. He is 2- or 3-years old. His adoption fee is $25 plus cost of neutering. Visit Opie Taylor at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov.

NOTE: Animal shelter is open for essential business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Please leave donated items (pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc.) in the box at the front door. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Pet of the Week: Opie Taylor is a sweet, shy cat found as a stray. He is 2- or 3-years old. His adoption fee is $25 plus cost of neutering. Visit Opie Taylor at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. 

NOTE: Animal shelter is open for essential business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Please leave donated items (pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc.) in the box at the front door. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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He is ADORABLE. Come one Clarke County, adopt this baby

Hope someone adopts him. He’s a sweetie!

Awww....he looks so scared 😢

Beautiful!! 😻

Beautiful kitty

Handsome boy

Cute

Sue Ross???

Kathy Eickelberg

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• Expect overnight eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for vegetation management along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between the Frederick county line and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
• Watch for eastbound and westbound shoulder closures for shoulder repairs on Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) near the U.S. 340 interchange from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Expect eastbound and westbound right lane closures for mowing along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) and Rt. 723 (Millwood Road) from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Expect overnight eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for vegetation management along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between the Frederick and Fauquier county lines from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
• Expect overnight northbound and southbound alternating lane closures for vegetation management along U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) between Rt. 669 (Highland Corners Road) and the West Virginia line from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday throughThursday.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect overnight eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for vegetation management along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between the Frederick county line and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
• Watch for eastbound and westbound shoulder closures for shoulder repairs on Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) near the U.S. 340 interchange from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Expect eastbound and westbound right lane closures for mowing along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) and Rt. 723 (Millwood Road) from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
• Expect overnight eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for vegetation management along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between the Frederick and Fauquier county lines from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday through Thursday
• Expect overnight northbound and southbound alternating lane closures for vegetation management along U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) between Rt. 669 (Highland Corners Road) and the West Virginia line from 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. Sunday throughThursday.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyTown and county administrators, local business owners, and the non-profits that serve our community are closely monitoring ever-changing developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and adapting as best they can. Find the most accurate, up-to-date COVID-19 information at www.cdc.gov and vdh.virginia.gov/coronavirus. Find daily Clarke County and Town of Berryville COVID-19 updates at www.clarkecounty.gov.

If you have or suspect you may have a respiratory illness such as cold or flu, please stay home to avoid spreading germs. If you plan to go to any business, call first to confirm it’s open.

OPEN WITH LIMITATIONS...

CANCELED AS OF MARCH 31... Thursday, April 2: Headley’s Auction – normally at 9:30 a.m. on the first Thursday of every month at Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds – is ONLINE only. Contact 540-662-6350 or headley498@gmail.com. Go to headleysauctions.com/online-auction-april-3-2020.

Friday and Saturday, April 3 & 4: Free Food Pantry at Christ Church (809 Bishop Meade Rd., Millwood) is operating on an APPOINTMENT-ONLY basis for the foreseeable future for existing clients who live in southern Clarke County. Contact the church at 540-837-1112 or christchurch@cunninghamchapel.org.

Berryville and Clarke County government offices are OPEN with staff responding to phones and email. County and Town walk-up windows are CLOSED. Residents who need to make payments or drop off papers should use Town and County drive-thru kiosks located on the west side of the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. Call the Town at 540-955-1099. Call the County at 540-955-5100.

CLOSED AS OF MARCH 31... Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Bandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is FREE and OPEN dawn to dusk. The 700-acre farm is owned and managed by the University of Virginia and includes the 172-acre State Arboretum of Virginia. Go to blandy.virginia.edu. NOTE: All dogs must be kept on leashes. Public bathrooms are CLOSED.

Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is FREE and OPEN dawn to dusk. The 102-acre, county-owned property has a 2-mile fitness trail, a dog park, and playing fields. Go to clarkecounty.gov. NOTE: Visitors are asked to adhere to social-distancing standards, and stay home if you feel sick. Keep dogs on leashes. Clarke County Recreation Center indoor facilities are CLOSED, including bathrooms.

Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville) is OPEN for essential business only. Shelter visits are limited to necessary business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. View animals available for adoption at petfinder.com.

Clarke County Historical Association museum (32 E. Main St., Berryville) is OPEN BY APPOINTMENT ONLY through April 23. All CCHA events in April are CANCELED, including Art at the Mill spring show at the Burwell-Morgan Mill. CCHA staff monitor email and phone messages at 540-955-2600 or director@clarkehistory.org.

Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) is FREE and OPEN dawn to dusk. Stroll the grounds and garden, and enjoy breathtaking vistas. The 400-acres farm has a pond stocked for catch-and-release fishing. Go to visitlongbranch.org. NOTE: Keep dogs on leashes, and do not go in fields with livestock. There are NO public bathrooms.

Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) offers a variety of ONLINE-ONLY wellness and yoga classes throughout the week, including Meditation, Vinyasa Flow, Relax & Renew Yoga, Gentle Flow Yoga, and more. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com. Go to sanctuaryberryville.com.

Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) offers a variety of ONLINE-ONLY classes seven days a week, including Flow & Restore, Mindful Movement, Mindful Slow Flow, Flow Fundamentals, Prenatal Yoga, Sattva Yoga Flow, Yinyangyasana, Sound Meditation, Yin Yoga, Yoga + Meditation, and Yoga HIIT. Contact the studio at 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. Go to turiyayogawellness.com.

CANCELED...

Friday, April 3: First Friday Drum Circle at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is CANCELED. Contact the studio at 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. Visit mawuyadrummers.com.

Saturday, April 4: Spring Fling Open House at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville) is CANCELED. Contact the shelter at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov.

Saturday, April 4: Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny in Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle) is CANCELED. Contact the Parks and Recreation department at 540-955-5147 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

Bingo – Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons – at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is CANCELED until further notice. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

Performances at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) are CANCELED until further notice. The restaurant is offering curb-side food pick up. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

CLOSED...

Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville), including the Berryville-Clarke County Visitors Center, is CLOSED through Sunday, May 10. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or info@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org.

Clarke County Library in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is CLOSED through April 23, and all its programs are CANCELED. Go to handleyregional.org to explore the library’s online resources.

Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle) is CLOSED and all Parks & Recreation programs, classes, and rentals are CANCELED through April 23. All indoor facilities are CLOSED for public use. Registration for all summer programs begins Monday, April 27, for county residents and on Wednesday, April 29, for non-Clarke residents. Contact Parks & Recreation at 540-955-5140 and ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

Clarke County Public Schools are CLOSED for the remainder of the academic year. Contact the Board office 540-955-6100 or weirr@clarke.k12.va.us. Send email to Superintendent Chuck Bishop at bishopc@clarke.k12.va.us. Go to clarke.k.va.us.

FISH of Clarke County (36 E. Main St., Berryville) is CLOSED to the public until further notice. Staff is answering the helpline — 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday — and getting food to those in need. Call FISH at 540-955-1823. Go to fishofclarke.org.
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Six friends rode their horses to Millwood this morning to pick up their Locke Store take-out orders. Lillian Ledford happened to be there, too, and took these photos for Clarke County, Virginia. During this period of restrictions on restaurants and shops, Locke Store is keeping its website up to date with food menus, pantry items, beer, wine, and more. Orders can be placed over the phone, online, and by email. Go to lockestore.com/covid19 ... See MoreSee Less

Six friends rode their horses to Millwood this morning to pick up their Locke Store take-out orders. Lillian Ledford happened to be there, too, and took these photos for Clarke County, Virginia. During this period of restrictions on restaurants and shops, Locke Store is keeping its website up to date with food menus, pantry items, beer, wine, and more. Orders can be placed over the phone, online, and by email. Go to lockestore.com/covid19

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I remember riding our horses to the Boyce Grocery to get milk & items when our road had been snowed in for several weeks. I think I was around 11-12 yrs old. the horses really had to work to get through some of the snow drifts.

That is great. I am envious.

Because. Clarke County. That is why.

LOVE THIS!

Cathy that is awesome!

Nice!

Great sandwiches and so much wine.

Susan the mill that we were married at is across the street. I love @thelockestore !

Cathy Herndon

June White Stotler was this you?

❤️

Lillian Ledford

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During this stressful time, the family at 408 W. Main St. in Berryville is sending a message of peace to passersby. The large sign is illuminated after dark, too.

The now-international symbol of peace was designed in 1958 by British artist Gerald Holtom for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The vertical line represents the flag semaphore signal for the letter D, and the downward lines on either side represent the semaphore signal for the letter N. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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During this stressful time, the family at 408 W. Main St. in Berryville is sending a message of peace to passersby. The large sign is illuminated after dark, too.

The now-international symbol of peace was designed in 1958 by British artist Gerald Holtom for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. The vertical line represents the flag semaphore signal for the letter D, and the downward lines on either side represent the semaphore signal for the letter N. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Beautiful! They also had wonderful Christmas decorations last year !! 😊❤️

Thank you ! My husband and son did this for me thought everyone would enjoy a break and bring a smile to our neighbors!

Love it!!!!

Thank you!

We put up our American Flag along with several neighbors on Hermitage. Supporting our country proudly!! 🇺🇸

Made me smile when I drove by and saw the symbol.

Thank you!!

Just saw that today!

I love it.

Go head to my mother and father in law Kevin Fletcher and Tracy Fletcher ... great work

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: Support your wellness goals – mind and body – during this extended period of self-isolation and self-distancing with Turiya Yoga + Wellness classes. Ordinarily held in a studio, classes are now available seven days a week via Zoom remote conferencing. Go to turiyayogawellness.com for details.

Turi Nevin-Turkel opened Turiya Yoga + Wellness in 2010 as traveling teacher before settling in a small, second-floor space on Berryville’s Main Street in 2016. The yoga studio moved in 2018 to a much larger ground-floor studio on Main Street, where Turi and a team of teachers lead a variety of classes and workshops to support your wellbeing: Flow & Restore, Mindful Movement, Mindful Slow Flow, Flow Fundamentals, Prenatal Yoga, Sattva Yoga Flow, Yinyangyasana, Sound Meditation, Yin Yoga, Yoga + Meditation, and Yoga HIIT.

“Even though virtual classes may lack physical the group connection, we are living through a challenging period when, more than ever, people need to move and de-stress in their homes,” Turi said, adding, “These classes give us the connection to simplify, connect and renew through the ancient practice of yoga.”

ADDRESS: 13 E. Main St., Berryville
HOURS: daily classes, seven days a week; find schedule on website
CONTACT: 540-212-9778, info@turiyayogawellness
SOCIAL: “Turiya Yoga + Wellness ” on Facebook, “turiyayogawellness” on Instagram
WEBSITE: turiyayogawellness.com

If you own a business in Clarke County and want to be featured on the Clarke County, Virginia page, send an email to pio@clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Checking it out now, Turi! Hope you're doing well.

Being able to do a remote yoga practice with Turi and 13 other Clarke County friends this past Friday morning was wonderful.

You are so wonderful, and my fav person in the whole world

Yay Turi! ❤️

This is wonderful Turi!! I’ve started doing yoga just recently 😃... why did I wait so long to try it?? 🤷🏼‍♀️

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Russ Wagner, who lives along Westwood Road, dons gloves and picks up trash when he goes for walks. If you are taking solitary walks during this period of self isolation, consider wearing gloves, carrying a trash bag, and helping to take care of beautiful #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Russ Wagner, who lives along Westwood Road, dons gloves and picks up trash when he goes for walks. If you are taking solitary walks during this period of self isolation, consider wearing gloves, carrying a trash bag, and helping to take care of beautiful #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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So true vdot only picks up primary roads 7, 50, 340 so if everyone helped by picking up along their property road front it would help alot!

Lots of county roads with lots of trash, thank you. SORRY that VDOT cannot supply trash bags since we are closed to the public stopping by.

I noticed Mary Martin last week doing what she does on her adopted road of Old Chapel here in Boyce! Thanks for all you guys do.

Awesome, Russ, thank you.

Thank you Russ!

Thank you Russ!

Thank you Russ

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Meet Felicia Hart, Clarke County’s new, interim Director of Economic Development & Tourism. Felicia’s immediate priority is connecting Clarke County business owners with resources to help them through this unprecedented period of closures and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners are encouraged to contact Felicia at fhart@clarkecounty.gov or 540-955-5107.

Most recently, Felicia was Director of Community Development & Tourism for Front Royal. She has also worked for the Town of Strasburg, the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, First Bank, and American Woodmark Corp. She is working part time for the county until a permanent director is hired. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Meet Felicia Hart, Clarke County’s new, interim Director of Economic Development & Tourism. Felicia’s immediate priority is connecting Clarke County business owners with resources to help them through this unprecedented period of closures and restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Business owners are encouraged to contact Felicia at fhart@clarkecounty.gov or 540-955-5107.

Most recently, Felicia was Director of Community Development & Tourism for Front Royal. She has also worked for the Town of Strasburg, the Community Foundation of the Northern Shenandoah Valley, First Bank, and American Woodmark Corp. She is working part time for the county until a permanent director is hired. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Hello, Felicia! I’m hoping we see you around for a long time. 🤗😊

Congratulations. If we can't have her I'm glad she's close!

Yes the county is very lucky to have her

So glad you are in our County!

Clarke county is very lucky!!

welcome❤

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Is that "Elmington"?

The 71st annual Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point Races on Sunday, April 19, are canceled. According to Joint Master Jeffrey LeHew, the races are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Woodley Farm. Go to blueridgeraces.org.

The Blue Ridge Hunt was established in Clarke County in 1888. Point-to-point racing dates to the 1700s in Ireland, where gentlemen wagered on their horses and riders to race miles over fences, hedgerows and ditches. A church steeple in the distance marked the finish, which is why the races are also known as steeplechases. Go to blueridgehunt.org/wp/ #ClarkeCountyVirginia #blueridgehunt
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The 71st annual Blue Ridge Hunt Point-to-Point Races on Sunday, April 19, are canceled. According to Joint Master Jeffrey LeHew, the races are tentatively scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 19, at Woodley Farm. Go to blueridgeraces.org.

The Blue Ridge Hunt was established in Clarke County in 1888. Point-to-point racing dates to the 1700s in Ireland, where gentlemen wagered on their horses and riders to race miles over fences, hedgerows and ditches. A church steeple in the distance marked the finish, which is why the races are also known as steeplechases. Go to blueridgehunt.org/wp/ #ClarkeCountyVirginia #BlueRidgeHunt

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The BRH website does not seem to be updated. Thanks

#TBT Val Van Meter joined The Clarke Courier staff as a reporter in May 1982 and was named editor in November 1987. When the weekly county newspaper – first published in February 1869 – ceased publication in May 2009, Val continued covering Clarke for The Winchester Star.

Val Van Meter was reporting Clarke County news until her death in March 2016. Anyone who lived here between the 1980s and 2016 was acquainted with Val. We knew her love of horses, reading, history and, most of all, her love of Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT Val Van Meter joined The Clarke Courier staff as a reporter in May 1982 and was named editor in November 1987. When the weekly county newspaper – first published in February 1869 – ceased publication in May 2009, Val continued covering Clarke for The Winchester Star. 

Val Van Meter was reporting Clarke County news until her death in March 2016. Anyone who lived here between the 1980s and 2016 was acquainted with Val. We knew her love of horses, reading, history and, most of all, her love of Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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She was a gem, and never missed a community meeting where she could report on information to help the less fortunate.

What a loss to the County that she loved. During my time in Clarke she truly was the person everyone could count on. What a loss for us all.

Super professional reporter and mentor. Taught my daughter journalism at Johnson-Williams Intermediate School “As The Cougar Growls” published weekly in the CC Courier.

I worked with Val, both when she was at the Clarke Courier and The Winchester Star. What a wonderful woman. She was funny, kind, smart and one of my favorite people.

She was kind to us and generous with her words to help describe to the community what we Native Americans were doing. We miss her.

I miss her curious nature and pleasant conversation. I pray her journey in the eternal realm is filled with love and joy.

Miss her every day. What knowledge she had behind her eyes.

Val was a wonderful lady. I remember all the Little Miss & Miss Clarke County pageants she did for us. Any event you called her about she was there

Such a smart and kind lady.

She was the best reporter, she always had it correct and fair.

She was wonderful. I still have her phone number on my phone

She was a valued mentor and friend. I really miss her.

Everyone who knew her loved Val.

yes I very much miss our talks 💜

Remember her so well. Such a nice and helpful last.

What a wonderful woman!

A great lady

I miss her.

She certainly was a very special person. I miss Val and the Clarke Courier...

I miss her visits.

Thanks for sharing.Did you write article and take photos Cathy Kuehner?

Michele Guay Sullivan

I miss her too thanks Cathy Kuehner

Linda Sanders McCarty I have heard you speak of this fine lady many of times!

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Offering curb-side service, take-out, or another way to keep your small business open? Send details to ads@winchesterstar.com for a free listing.The Winchester Star is posting a free announcement for businesses still open for takeout and/or delivery or curbside service. Send your business's information to ads@winchesterstar.com. ... See MoreSee Less

Offering curb-side service, take-out, or another way to keep your small business open? Send details to ads@winchesterstar.com for a free listing.

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Clarissa Bonnefond

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Virginia Department of Elections is encouraging “Absentee by Mail” voting for the May 5 Town of Berryville General Election. All register voters within town limits can vote for Mayor and Ward 1 and Ward 3 council members. It’s not too late to register. Contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. For information about Absentee Voting, go to elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/ ... See MoreSee Less

Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the Virginia Department of Elections is encouraging “Absentee by Mail” voting for the May 5 Town of Berryville General Election. All register voters within town limits can vote for Mayor and Ward 1 and Ward 3 council members. It’s not too late to register. Contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. For information about Absentee Voting, go to elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/

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All register voters within Berryville town limits can vote for Mayor and Ward 1 and Ward 3 council members. Candidates on the ballot are: Donna Marie McDonald (Ward 1), Erecka Gibson (Ward 3), and Jay Arnold (mayor). Write-in votes are allowed.

Thank you for posting this! I'm all set up and ready to vote absentee 🙂

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Thank you and all keeping our County safe and informed!

Thank you sir ! Blessed

Thanku for speaking

Pet of the Week: BeBe is a 1-year-old Heeler mix that should be an only dog. She is housebroken and knows “sit,” but requires a person who has the time and skills to train her, turning her into a great dog. Her adoption fee is $25, plus cost of spaying. Visit BeBe at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov.

NOTE: Animal shelter is open for essential business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Please leave donated items (pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc.) in the box at the front door. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Pet of the Week: BeBe is a 1-year-old Heeler mix that should be an only dog. She is housebroken and knows “sit,” but requires a person who has the time and skills to train her, turning her into a great dog. Her adoption fee is $25, plus cost of spaying. Visit BeBe at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. 

NOTE: Animal shelter is open for essential business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Please leave donated items (pet food, cat litter, cleaning supplies, etc.) in the box at the front door. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

• Expect eastbound and westbound right lane closures for vegetation management along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between the Frederick County line and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, March 23 to 27.
• Expect eastbound and westbound shoulder closures shoulder repairs along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) near U.S. 340 interchange from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
• Expect eastbound and westbound right lane closures for brush cutting along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) and Rt. 723 (Millwood Road) from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect eastbound and westbound right lane closures for vegetation management along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between the Frederick County line and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, March 23 to 27.
• Expect eastbound and westbound shoulder closures shoulder repairs along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) near U.S. 340 interchange from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday.
• Expect eastbound and westbound right lane closures for brush cutting along U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) between U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) and Rt. 723 (Millwood Road) from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads during daylight hours Monday through Friday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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Any plans on installing flashing left turn lights at both ends of Business 7/Rt 7? It was nice to be able to make the left off of 340 onto 7 this afternoon without waiting for the light.

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyTown and county administrators, local business owners, and the non-profits that serve our community are closely monitoring ever-changing developments surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. If you have or suspect you may have a respiratory illness such as cold or flu, please stay home to avoid spreading germs. If you plan to go to any business, call first to confirm it’s open.

Find the most accurate, up-to-date COVID-19 information at cdc.gov.

Find daily Clarke County and Town of Berryville COVID-19 updates at clarkecounty.gov.

OPEN WITH LIMITATIONS...

Berryville and Clarke County government offices are OPEN with staff responding to phones and email. Residents who need to make payments or drop off papers should use Town and County drive-thru kiosks located on the west side of the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville. County and Town walk-up windows on the first floor of the government center are CLOSED. Contact Town offices at 540-955-1099 or customerservice@berryvilleva.gov. Contact the County at 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov.

Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville) has CANCELED all events through March 31. The Berryville-Clarke County Visitor’s Center at the Barns of Rose Hill, the art gallery, and Barns box office remain OPEN during regular business hours: noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org.

Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Bandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is FREE and OPEN dawn to dusk. The 700-acre farm is owned and managed by the University of Virginia and includes the 172-acre State Arboretum of Virginia. Go to blandy.virginia.edu. NOTE: All dogs must be kept on leashes. Public bathrooms are CLOSED.

Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is FREE and OPEN dawn to dusk. The 102-acre, county-owned property has a 2-mile fitness trail, a dog park, and playing fields. Go to clarkecounty.gov. NOTE: Keep dogs on leashes. Clarke County Recreation Center indoor facilities are CLOSED, including bathrooms.

Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville) is OPEN for essential business only. Shelter visits are limited to necessary business only: adoptions, reclamations, and surrenders. Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. View animals available for adoption at petfinder.com.

Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) is FREE and OPEN dawn to dusk. Stroll the grounds and garden, and enjoy breathtaking vistas. The 400-acres farm has a pond stocked for catch-and-release fishing. Go to visitlongbranch.org. NOTE: Keep dogs on leashes, and do not go in fields with livestock. There are NO public bathrooms.

CLOSED...

Clarke County Library in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is CLOSED through March 28, and all its programs are CANCELED. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. Go to handleyregional.org to explore the library’s online resources.

Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle) is CLOSED and all Parks & Recreation programs, classes, and rentals are CANCELED through March 29. All indoor facilities are CLOSED for public use. Registrations are accepted between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Recreation Center front desk. Contact Parks & Recreation at 540-955-5140 and ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

Clarke County Public Schools are CLOSED through Monday, April 13, which is a teacher work day. NOTE: Clarke County School Board Meeting originally scheduled March 23 is tentatively set at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 30, in the Clarke County Public Schools Administrative Office multipurpose room (317 W. Main St., Berryville). Contact the Board office 540-955-6100 or weirr@clarke.k12.va.us.

CANCELED...

Bingo – Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons – at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is CANCELED until further notice. Call the BVFC bingo hotline at 540-837-2317.

Community Meal on Tuesday, March 24, at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company is CANCELED.

Soul-Full Community Meal on Thursday, March 26, at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church is CANCELED.

Monthly Blues Jam with the King Bees on Thursday, March 26, at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) is CANCELED. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

Curve Crew on March 27 and Big Giant on March 28 at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) are CANCELED. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

Tax-Delinquent Real Estate Auction on Thursday, March 26, at the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is CANCELED, and will be rescheduled. Find list of properties at forsaleatauction.biz/auctions/tax-foreclosure-auctions. Questions? Contact Clarke County Treasurer Sharon Keeler at 540-955-5160 or treasurer@clarkecounty.gov.

Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association Antique Toy Show Friday and Saturday, March 27 & 28, at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company is CANCELED. Contact SVSGEA member Chris Collis at 304-839-7011.

Amateur Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, March 28, at Grand View Farm to benefit the Clarke County Education Foundation is CANCELED. Contact CCEF Executive Director Beth Williams at 540-955-6103, 540-692-9687, or ccefinc.berryville@gmail.com.
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Clarke County first responders are now wearing additional personal protection equipment for all EMS calls. The Clarke County Department of Fire, EMS & Emergency Management wants you to know this extra level of caution is for your protection as well as for the health of our first responders. This precaution remains in use for the foreseeable future. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #covid19 ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County first responders are now wearing additional personal protection equipment for all EMS calls. The Clarke County Department of Fire, EMS & Emergency Management wants you to know this extra level of caution is for your protection as well as for the health of our first responders. This precaution remains in use for the foreseeable future. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #covid19

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Thank you, sheriff's department, EMS, Berryville Police, collective Clarke County Firefighters, Clarke county supervisors and employees and Berryville supervisors and employees. Thanks for having our backs

Good. Protect yourselves in order to protect us. Thank you.

Great! Stay safe! So glad to see nitrile gloves!

Thank you to all of our first responders for everything they are doing on the front lines of this event.

Please stay safe! We need you!

Stay safe

Gotta keep those Clarke County boys safe!✌😎Good on ya! Stay safe fellows!

Thank you and stay healthy!

Stay safe

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: On his five-acre Chilly Hollow Farm, hardworking Justin Carrasco grows more than 150 varieties of vegetables as well as blackberries and strawberries, which are sold via Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) shares. You can buy a $395 half-share or a $595 full-share now. Then, for 16 weeks in the summer, you stop by the farm once a week in the afternoon to pick up a big basket full of whatever produce Justin harvested that morning. Baskets might include broccoli, cauliflower, eggplants, cabbage, garlic, onions, shallots, leeks, beets, radishes, cucumbers, okra, kale, collard greens, kohlrabi as well as varieties of tomatoes, peppers, potatoes, and salad greens. Chilly Hollow is a chemical-free farm that cares about sustainable, healthful, delicious food. “I know I’m not saving the world or anything, but I’m proud to be a farmer,” Justin said.

ADDRESS: 345 Chilly Hollow Rd., Berryville
HOURS: Tuesday and Friday afternoons for CSA customers only; Clarke County Farmers’ Market on Saturday mornings May through October
CONTACT: 610-574-0008; chillyhollowfarm@gmail.com
SOCIAL: “Chilly Hollow Farm” on Facebook; “chillyhollowfarm” on Instagram
WEBSITE: chillyhollowproduce.com

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We are regular customers of Chilly Hollow at the Farmer’s Market. Emily Steinmetz Parker

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Clarke County’s “COVID-19: Government & Community Updates” is revised daily, often more than once a day, and includes Town of Berryville news. This image shows only a portion of page. Go to clarkecounty.gov. #covid19 ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County’s “COVID-19: Government & Community Updates” is revised daily, often more than once a day, and includes Town of Berryville news. This image shows only a portion of page. Go to clarkecounty.gov. #covid19

The bamboo garden at Blandy Experimental Farm is a magnificent place for social distancing, and Blandy is one of three beautiful properties in the county where residents can enjoy being outside without being close to others.

Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Bandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is free and open dawn to dusk. The 700-acre farm is owned and managed by the University of Virginia and includes the 172-acre State Arboretum of Virginia. Go to blandy.virginia.edu. NOTE: All dogs must be kept on leashes. Public bathrooms are CLOSED.

• Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is free and open dawn to dusk. The 102-acre, county-owned property has a 2-mile fitness trail, a dog park, and playing fields. Go to clarkecounty.gov/government/parks-recreation. NOTE: Keep dogs on leashes. Clarke County Recreation Center indoor facilities are CLOSED.

• Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) is free and open dawn to dusk. Stroll the grounds and garden, and enjoy breathtaking vistas. The 400-acres farm has a pond stocked for catch-and-release fishing. Go to visitlongbranch.org. NOTE: Keep dogs on leashes, and do not go in fields with livestock. There are NO public bathrooms.
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The bamboo garden at Blandy Experimental Farm is a magnificent place for social distancing, and Blandy is one of three beautiful properties in the county where residents can enjoy being outside without being close to others.

• Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Bandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is free and open dawn to dusk. The 700-acre farm is owned and managed by the University of Virginia and includes the 172-acre State Arboretum of Virginia. Go to blandy.virginia.edu. NOTE: All dogs must be kept on leashes. Public bathrooms are CLOSED.

• Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is free and open dawn to dusk. The 102-acre, county-owned property has a 2-mile fitness trail, a dog park, and playing fields. Go to clarkecounty.gov/government/parks-recreation. NOTE: Keep dogs on leashes. Clarke County Recreation Center indoor facilities are CLOSED.

• Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) is free and open dawn to dusk. Stroll the grounds and garden, and enjoy breathtaking vistas. The 400-acres farm has a pond stocked for catch-and-release fishing. Go to visitlongbranch.org. NOTE: Keep dogs on leashes, and do not go in fields with livestock. There are NO public bathrooms.

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My girl is at Long Branch in the horse retirement program. 💖

We loved going there and Long Branch!

#TBT In 1918, the front page of The Clarke Courier frequently reported deaths caused by H1N1 influenza, which is still considered the most severe pandemic in recent history. Nineteen-year-old Melvin Smallwood and 11-month-old Donald McDonald were among the Clarke County residents who died.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 500 million people – one-third of the world’s population – became infected with the H1N1 virus. Deaths were estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the U.S.

Two other pandemics occurred in the 20th century. In 1957, influenza A (H2N2) killed an estimated 1.1 million worldwide, including 116,000 in the U.S. The influenza A (H3N2) pandemic in 1968 killed an estimated 1 million people deaths worldwide with about 100,000 in the U.S.

Find more about past pandemics at cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/basics/past-pandemics.html. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT In 1918, the front page of The Clarke Courier frequently reported deaths caused by H1N1 influenza, which is still considered the most severe pandemic in recent history. Nineteen-year-old Melvin Smallwood and 11-month-old Donald McDonald were among the Clarke County residents who died.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 500 million people – one-third of the world’s population – became infected with the H1N1 virus. Deaths were estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the U.S.

Two other pandemics occurred in the 20th century. In 1957, influenza A (H2N2) killed an estimated 1.1 million worldwide, including 116,000 in the U.S. The influenza A (H3N2) pandemic in 1968 killed an estimated 1 million people deaths worldwide with about 100,000 in the U.S. 

Find more about past pandemics at cdc.gov/flu/pandemic-resources/basics/past-pandemics.html. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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So many gravestone's in this area, especially over at Devil Staircase trail, have 1918 death dates...😧

Poor Donald McDonald

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Updated at noon today, March 19. Go to clarkecounty.gov. #covid19

Please continue to patronize local businesses. The Town of Berryville has designated certain parking spaces along Main and Crow streets for “Pharmacy Curb-Side Parking” and “Restaurant Take-Out Parking.” Parking is limited to15 minutes and, please, follow current guidelines for the number of people allowed in a business at any time. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Please continue to patronize local businesses. The Town of Berryville has designated certain parking spaces along Main and Crow streets for “Pharmacy Curb-Side Parking” and “Restaurant Take-Out Parking.” Parking is limited to15 minutes and, please, follow current guidelines for the number of people allowed in a business at any time. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Thank you Keith and chief Neil!

I got take out from Sweet Basil Thai. It was yummy!!

Awesome

Great idea! 🌟

Why aren't people staying at home like they are supposed to?

Great, thanks town

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“COVID-19: Government & Community Updates” on the Clarke County website will be updated at least daily. Go to clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #covid19 ... See MoreSee Less

“COVID-19: Government & Community Updates” on the Clarke County website will be updated at least daily. Go to clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #covid19

The Tax-Delinquent Real Estate Auction set for March 26 has been canceled. The auction may be rescheduled. Find a list of the 25 vacant lots at clarkecounty.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1043/17 ... See MoreSee Less

The Tax-Delinquent Real Estate Auction set for March 26 has been canceled. The auction may be rescheduled. Find a list of the 25 vacant lots at clarkecounty.gov/Home/Components/News/News/1043/17

Pet of the Week: Bonnie is a female domestic shorthair cat – 2- or 3-years old – that has been quietly waiting for a new home since December. Found as a stray, Bonnie is shy and sweet and needs a quiet home. She loves attention and is good with other cats. Her adoption fee is $25. Visit Bonnie at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Bonnie is a female domestic shorthair cat – 2- or 3-years old – that has been quietly waiting for a new home since December. Found as a stray, Bonnie is shy and sweet and needs a quiet home. She loves attention and is good with other cats. Her adoption fee is $25. Visit Bonnie at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Beautiful 😻

She looks like my cat Shaden

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyYour local town and county government agencies, local business owners, and the non-profits that serve our community are closely monitoring developments surrounding novel coronavirus (COVID-19). If you have or suspect you may have a respiratory illness such as cold or flu, please stay home to avoid spreading germs. If you plan to attend an event listed below, call the venue first to confirm the event is still scheduled. The most accurate, up-to-date COVID-19 information is at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) remains OPEN for Town of Berryville and Clarke County government business. Housekeeping in all government buildings has been expanded to include frequent cleaning and disinfecting of door handles and countertops.

Berryville government meetings are at www.berryvilleva.gov/calendar.aspx

Clarke County government meetings can be found at clarkecounty.gov/residents/calendar-month-view.

Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct. Berryville) has CANCELED all events through Tuesday, March 31. Refunds will be issued. The Berryville-Clarke County Visitor’s Center at the Barns of Rose Hill, the art gallery, and Barns box office remain OPEN during regular business hours: noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Call the Barns at 540-955-2004 during business hours. Send email to visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org.

Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct. Berryville) is CLOSED through Saturday, March 28, and all its programs are CANCELED. Send email to ccl@handleyregional.org. Go to www.handleyregional.org to explore the library’s online resources.

Clarke County Recreation Center and Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) remain OPEN, however many classes and programs are CANCELED. Contact the Parks and Recreation Department at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) has CANCELED special events through Saturday, April 4. Its art exhibit, “Recent & Retrospective Works by William Woodward,” remains OPEN to the public as do its grounds and garden. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org. Go to visitlongbranch.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17...

5:30 p.m. The Brogue Rogues – Jim Buck, John Friant, and Gerald Kinzie – perform Celtic music with a Blue Ridge Mountain flair at NIK (Neighborhood Italian Kitchen, 15 Crow St., Berryville). Reservations recommended. Call the restaurant at 540-277-2974.

THURSDAY, MARCH 19...

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, MARCH 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.

8 p.m. The I, IV, Vs performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 21...

8 p.m. Somethin’ Country performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, MARCH 22...

noon Vera Bradley Premier Designs Thirty-One Bingo at John H. Enders Fire Hall (9 S. Buckmarsh St.) supports the nonprofit Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship. Doors open at noon; games begin at 1 p.m. $20 advance sale, and $25 at the door. Contact the center at 540-533-2777 or brcthinc@hotmail.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.

MONDAY, MARCH 23...

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 the Board office 540-955-6100 or weirr@clarke.k12.va.us.

ADDITIONALLY...

Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) offers a variety of classes throughout the week (mornings, evenings, and weekends), including Fold & Flow, Hatha, Mindful Movement, Prenatal, Slow Flow, Sound Meditation, Pranic Healing, Yin & Restorative, and Yin Yang Yasana. Contact the studio at 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. Go to turiyayogawellness.com.

The Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) offers a variety of wellness and yoga classes throughout the week (mornings, evenings, and weekends), including Essentrics, Herbal Medicine Making, Homeopathic medicine, Meditation, Psychotherapy, Ayurvedic Healing; Vinyasa Flow, Relax & Renew Yoga, Gentle Flow Yoga, and WFPB cooking classes. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com. Go to sanctuaryberryville.com.
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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT: The land where Matt Szechenyi today operates Briars Farmstead was first farmed by his family in the 1930s. Matt began to work the land again in 2005, and today he raises pork, beef, chicken, and turkey, using only organic “restorative agriculture” practices. Animals are rotated through pastures, and they never receive hormones or antibiotics. Briars Farmstead also offers a cow share program. All meat products are available for purchase directly from the farm.

ADDRESS: 2535 Pyletown Rd. (Rt 620), Boyce
HOURS: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday; visitors are encouraged to call first
CONTACT: 540-664-8005, briarsfarmsteadboyceva@gmail.com
SOCIAL: Briars Farmstead of Boyce, Virginia on Facebook

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Clarke County and Town of Berryville government officials, Clarke County Public Schools, and other local agencies are taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and are developing contingency plans. News and updates will be posted on clarkecounty.gov/services/list-detail-pages/news-list and this Facebook page.

• At this time, Town of Berryville and Clarke County government offices remain open. Housekeeping in government buildings has been expanded to include frequent cleaning and disinfecting of door handles and countertops.

• Clarke County Public Schools are closed until at least March 27. Governor Ralph Northam on March 13 ordered all kindergarten-through-twelfth-grade schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks. Call the School Board office at 540-955-6100.

• Clarke County schools food service is offering five (5) breakfasts and five (5) lunches free of charge to anyone 18-years old or younger. The meal pick-up service is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and Monday, March 23, at Clarke County High School, Entrance U. Call the high school office at 540-955-6130.

• As of March 13, Parks & Recreation remains open and scheduled programs continue as planned. However, if you are not feeling well, if you have traveled to high-risk locations, and/or are exhibiting symptoms, do not attend Parks & Recreation programs or use the Clarke County Recreation Center. Contact Parks & Rec at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

• Clarke County Senior Center in the Clarke County Recreation Center is temporarily closed. Meals will be delivered to regular clients of the center who requested meals. Senior Center Director Erica Owens said she will also call clients in order to conduct wellness checks and provide health and nutrition information. Call the Senior Center at 540-955-3572. (The center is closed, but Owens is in the office Tuesdays through Fridays.)

• The Barns of Rose Hill has canceled all events through Tuesday, March 31. Refunds will be issued. The Berryville-Clarke County Visitor’s Center at the Barns of Rose Hill, the art gallery, and BORH box office remain open during regular business hours: noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Questions? Call the Barns at 540-955-2004 during regular hours.

• The Clarke County bus operated by Virginia Regional Transit continues to operate as scheduled and busses are routinely disinfected throughout each day. 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. One-way cost is $1 ($2 round trip). Senior citizens ride FREE on Thursdays. Call 540-338-1610, or go to vatransit.org. To register, go to vatransit.org/on-demand.
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Clarke County and Town of Berryville government officials, Clarke County Public Schools, and other local agencies are taking steps to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 and are developing contingency plans. News and updates will be posted on clarkecounty.gov/services/list-detail-pages/news-list and this Facebook page.

• At this time, Town of Berryville and Clarke County government offices remain open. Housekeeping in government buildings has been expanded to include frequent cleaning and disinfecting of door handles and countertops.

• Clarke County Public Schools are closed until at least March 27. Governor Ralph Northam on March 13 ordered all kindergarten-through-twelfth-grade schools in Virginia to close for a minimum of two weeks. Call the School Board office at 540-955-6100.

• Clarke County schools food service is offering five (5) breakfasts and five (5) lunches free of charge to anyone 18-years old or younger. The meal pick-up service is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, and Monday, March 23, at Clarke County High School, Entrance U. Call the high school office at 540-955-6130.

• As of March 13, Parks & Recreation remains open and scheduled programs continue as planned. However, if you are not feeling well, if you have traveled to high-risk locations, and/or are exhibiting symptoms, do not attend Parks & Recreation programs or use the Clarke County Recreation Center. Contact Parks & Rec at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

• Clarke County Senior Center in the Clarke County Recreation Center is temporarily closed. Meals will be delivered to regular clients of the center who requested meals. Senior Center Director Erica Owens said she will also call clients in order to conduct wellness checks and provide health and nutrition information. Call the Senior Center at 540-955-3572. (The center is closed, but Owens is in the office Tuesdays through Fridays.)

• The Barns of Rose Hill has canceled all events through Tuesday, March 31. Refunds will be issued. The Berryville-Clarke County Visitor’s Center at the Barns of Rose Hill, the art gallery, and BORH box office remain open during regular business hours: noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Questions? Call the Barns at 540-955-2004 during regular hours.

• The Clarke County bus operated by Virginia Regional Transit continues to operate as scheduled and busses are routinely disinfected throughout each day. 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. One-way cost is $1 ($2 round trip). Senior citizens ride FREE on Thursdays. Call 540-338-1610, or go to vatransit.org. To register, go to vatransit.org/on-demand.

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Three Common Mergansers – two males and one female – make their way upstream on the Shenandoah River this morning. Males are striking with clean white bodies, dark green heads, and slender, serrated red bills. Elegant gray-bodied females have rich, cinnamon heads with short crests.

Common Mergansers eat fish and nest in hollow trees. They are numerous in summer along rivers in northern North America. In winter they form flocks on larger bodies of water. In summer, flightless chicks leave their nest hole within a day or so of hatching, tumbling to the ground where mother protects them.

Common Mergansers are sometimes called sawbills, fish ducks, or goosanders. The Latin word “merganser” roughly translates to “plunging goose.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Three Common Mergansers – two males and one female – make their way upstream on the Shenandoah River this morning. Males are striking with clean white bodies, dark green heads, and slender, serrated red bills. Elegant gray-bodied females have rich, cinnamon heads with short crests.

Common Mergansers eat fish and nest in hollow trees. They are numerous in summer along rivers in northern North America. In winter they form flocks on larger bodies of water. In summer, flightless chicks leave their nest hole within a day or so of hatching, tumbling to the ground where mother protects them.

Common Mergansers are sometimes called sawbills, fish ducks, or goosanders. The Latin word “merganser” roughly translates to “plunging goose.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I love Mergansers! I am familiar with a different sub-group I think that are basically just black and white! Wonderful birds.

Just beautiful! ❤️

Jolene Gretz look at these beauties!

Bonnie Pearson

Martina Pohl Coker

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The Town of Berryville has received an official “Tree City USA” designation from the national Arbor Day Foundation. The Berryville Tree Board will celebrate this first-ever honor on opening day of the Clarke County Farmers’ Market, Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in the municipal lot at 100 S. Church St.

Trees are assets to communities when properly planted and maintained. Among their many benefits, trees help improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat. Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #ArborDay #TreeCityUSA
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The Town of Berryville has received an official “Tree City USA” designation from the national Arbor Day Foundation. The Berryville Tree Board will celebrate this first-ever honor on opening day of the Clarke County Farmers’ Market, Saturday, May 2, from 8 a.m. to noon in the municipal lot at 100 S. Church St. 

Trees are assets to communities when properly planted and maintained. Among their many benefits, trees help improve the visual appeal of a neighborhood, increase property values, reduce home cooling costs, remove air pollutants, and provide wildlife habitat. Learn more about the Arbor Day Foundation at arborday.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #ArborDay #TreeCityUSA

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Congratulations Berryville!! 🎉❤️

Yay, Berryville!!

How cool!!

#TBT March 11, 1995, was “Abner Carey Day” in Clarke County, and residents turned out en-masse to honor its oldest resident with a party at Boyce Elementary School. Abner Jackson Carey, the son of a former slave, was born March 10, 1895, at Sugar Hill in Stone Bridge, now a long-forgotten community south of White Post.

In 1903, eight-year-old Abner moved to Boyce to live with an uncle. He did odd jobs – splitting wood, driving teams of horses, painting, shining shoes – until age 16 when he went to work for Henry Mitchell at his Clarke County estate, The Glen. Mr. Carey worked at other county estates over the years, including Scaleby. He worked at American Viscose in Front Royal from 1942 to 1961. Mr. Carey then returned to work at Scaleby, retiring in 1978, just after his 83rd birthday.

Mr. Carey built his home in 1919 on South Greenway Avenue (U.S. 340), raised his family there, and lived there until his death on July 15, 1997. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT March 11, 1995, was “Abner Carey Day” in Clarke County, and residents turned out en-masse to honor its oldest resident with a party at Boyce Elementary School. Abner Jackson Carey, the son of a former slave, was born March 10, 1895, at Sugar Hill in Stone Bridge, now a long-forgotten community south of White Post.

In 1903, eight-year-old Abner moved to Boyce to live with an uncle. He did odd jobs – splitting wood, driving teams of horses, painting, shining shoes – until age 16 when he went to work for Henry Mitchell at his Clarke County estate, The Glen. Mr. Carey worked at other county estates over the years, including Scaleby. He worked at American Viscose in Front Royal from 1942 to 1961. Mr. Carey then returned to work at Scaleby, retiring in 1978, just after his 83rd birthday.

Mr. Carey built his home in 1919 on South Greenway Avenue (U.S. 340), raised his family there, and lived there until his death on July 15, 1997. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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Wonderful Family. Bless them All

Proud of Mr. Abner.

Wonderful family!

Great family !

What a great memory shared!

A wonderful story!

I remember Mr. Carey! He was a very nice man! A gentleman...

My great-great-great-grandfather love you and miss you

Love Mr Carey Great Picture of Annette miss them ❤

P God bless mr. Carey Amber day

Not Annette but Abner sorry about that

that's cool

Tia Brooks Major Marie Walker

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The U.S. Census Bureau has launched its 2020 census website and online form. The Census Bureau will now mail notices informing you how to participate. Responses from every household are critical as the data impacts every community – including Clarke – for the next decade.

The once-a-decade head count determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. It is used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. And, results inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to states and localities – including Clarke County.

About 80 percent of households will be encouraged to answer the questions online. Households in neighborhoods with low internet access or large numbers of seniors will receive paper questionnaires that can be returned by mail.

Census takers will eventually go home to home, interviewing residents of households that have not responded online, by mail, or by telephone. Under federal law, all responses are kept completely confidential; they can be used only to produce statistics. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #2020Census
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The U.S. Census Bureau has launched its 2020 census website and online form. The Census Bureau will now mail notices informing you how to participate. Responses from every household are critical as the data impacts every community – including Clarke – for the next decade.

The once-a-decade head count determines the number of seats each state has in the House of Representatives. It is used to draw congressional and state legislative districts. And, results inform how hundreds of billions of dollars in federal funding are allocated to states and localities – including Clarke County.

About 80 percent of households will be encouraged to answer the questions online. Households in neighborhoods with low internet access or large numbers of seniors will receive paper questionnaires that can be returned by mail.

Census takers will eventually go home to home, interviewing residents of households that have not responded online, by mail, or by telephone. Under federal law, all responses are kept completely confidential; they can be used only to produce statistics. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #2020Census

We’re off to a wet start in 2020. February precipitation total (recorded in Berryville) was 3.27 inches. January total was 3.21 inches. The sum of January and February 2020 precipitation (6.48 inches) exceeds January-February totals recorded in 2019 (5.86) and 2018 (4.97).

Average yearly precipitation in Clarke is about 36 inches, although rainfall varies across the county. Our most recent dry year was 2009 (less than 27 inches), and our most recent wet year was 2018 (69 inches). #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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We’re off to a wet start in 2020. February precipitation total (recorded in Berryville) was 3.27 inches. January total was 3.21 inches. The sum of January and February 2020 precipitation (6.48 inches) exceeds January-February totals recorded in 2019 (5.86) and 2018 (4.97).

Average yearly precipitation in Clarke is about 36 inches, although rainfall varies across the county. Our most recent dry year was 2009 (less than 27 inches), and our most recent wet year was 2018 (69 inches). #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I go by there a lot and never see those two catch any fish

Property owners who want to discuss their reassessed values can schedule hearings with the Board of Equalization. Taxpayers must supply supporting documentation of their claims. Board of Equalization members may also visit properties in question.

The Board of Equalization is available to meet with property owners:
• between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, March 23
• between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
• between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1

One-on-one hearings are in second-floor meeting rooms of the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville.

Appointments are required. To meet with the Board of Equalization, contact Commissioner of the Revenue Donna Peake at 540-955-5108 or dpeake@clarkecounty.gov.

The Board of Equalization – five Clarke County residents nominated by the Board of Supervisors and sworn in by the Circuit Court – hears appeals concerning property taxes.

Upon careful consideration of oral or written complaints, the Board will either increase, decrease, or affirm real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or legal agent must provide documentation to support claims in order to prove (a) the property in question is not uniform or equitable with other similar properties, (b) the assessment has an error in fact or (c) the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.

NOTE: New values went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Clarke County’s last general assessment was conducted in 2015 with values going into effect in 2016.
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Property owners who want to discuss their reassessed values can schedule hearings with the Board of Equalization. Taxpayers must supply supporting documentation of their claims. Board of Equalization members may also visit properties in question.

The Board of Equalization is available to meet with property owners:
• between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Monday, March 23
• between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25
• between 4:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 1

One-on-one hearings are in second-floor meeting rooms of the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville. 

Appointments are required. To meet with the Board of Equalization, contact Commissioner of the Revenue Donna Peake at 540-955-5108 or dpeake@clarkecounty.gov.

The Board of Equalization – five Clarke County residents nominated by the Board of Supervisors and sworn in by the Circuit Court – hears appeals concerning property taxes.

Upon careful consideration of oral or written complaints, the Board will either increase, decrease, or affirm real estate assessments. Before a change can be granted, the taxpayer or legal agent must provide documentation to support claims in order to prove (a) the property in question is not uniform or equitable with other similar properties, (b) the assessment has an error in fact or (c) the property is assessed in excess of its fair market value.

NOTE: New values went into effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Clarke County’s last general assessment was conducted in 2015 with values going into effect in 2016.

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We have not received our reassessment. Did we miss it somehow?

Taxation is theft.

Pet of the Week: Waylon is a 5-month-old Heeler mix that was clearly neglected. The pup is timid, not housebroken, and knows no commands. Waylon needs a person who has the time and skills to train and socialize him, turning him into a great dog. His adoption fee is $25, plus cost of neutering. Visit Waylon at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Waylon is a 5-month-old Heeler mix that was clearly neglected. The pup is timid, not housebroken, and knows no commands. Waylon needs a person who has the time and skills to train and socialize him, turning him into a great dog. His adoption fee is $25, plus cost of neutering. Visit Waylon at the Clarke County Animal Shelter, 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Questions? Contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I would love this beautiful pup

Handsome what a sweet face!

Who took this photo? I love it!

Mindy Waddell

Seth Wiley

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• Watch for right-shoulder closures for sign repairs at intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 612 (Quarry Road) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10.
• Expect overnight turn-lane closures – both eastbound and westbound – at intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) for signal work, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, March 9 through 11. Expect shoulder closures at the intersection from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Watch for right-shoulder closures for sign repairs at intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 612 (Quarry Road) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 9 and 10. 
• Expect overnight turn-lane closures – both eastbound and westbound – at intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) for signal work, between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Monday through Wednesday, March 9 through 11. Expect shoulder closures at the intersection from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyInformation 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.

Clarke County government meetings can be found at clarkecounty.gov. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net.

MONDAY, MARCH 9...

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. DMV2Go Mobile Office at Trip’s Auto Sales & Virginia DMV Select Office (6103 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville) provides additional services such as identification cards, learner permits, driver’s licenses. Call Trip’s at 540-955-1367. Go to www.dmv.virginia.gov/general/#csc/mcscalendar.asp

TUESDAY, MARCH 10...

7:30 p.m. Clarke County Community Band & Front Royal American Legion Community Band present a FREE concert in at Shenandoah University’s Armstrong Concert Hall (702 University Drive, Winchester). Contact the Clarke band at cccb.secretary@gmail.com. Go to clarkecountycommunityband.com.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11...

11 a.m. Centering Fold & 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. Blue Ridge Center for Therapeutic Horsemanship Volunteer Orientation at Almeda Farm (749 Salem Church Rd, Boyce) prepares participants for a 10-week session helping individuals with special needs. (Lesson volunteers must be at least 14-years old.) Trainees must attend one of several hands-on training sessions next week. Contact BRCTH Director Margie Youngs at 540-533-2777 or at brcthinc@hotmail.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 p.m. How to Fight Spotted Lanternfly is at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce). Invasive, destructive Spotted Lanternfly nymphs will soon emerge from egg masses and pose a real threat to orchards, crops, trees, and gardens. Workshop is $5 for Sustainability Matters & Foundation of the State Arboretum members; $10 for non-members. Registration is required. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758. Go to blandy.virginia.edu.

8 p.m. Singer-Songwriter Jack Tempchin at the Barns of Rose Hill ( 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) presents an evening of acoustic guitar. Jack Tempchin wrote for and performed with The Eagles. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; children 12 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.

THURSDAY, MARCH 12...

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. 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 materials. Walk-ins welcome, or register via morgan.morrison@borh.org. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. 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.

7 p.m. Monthly Country, American & Roots Jam with Gary J & Howlin’Vince 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, MARCH 13...

6 p.m. Dylan Woelfel performs outlaw country, rock, and folk at the Berryville Moose Lodge (1239 Moose Rd., Berryville). Contact the lodge at 540-955-9873 or lodge2139@mooseunits.org.

6 to 7 p.m. Refuse to Be a Victim at the Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is taught by Sheriff’s Deputy Darrell Curtis. Class is open to age 16 and up. Cost is $2. Register at the Recreation Center or via 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

6 to 8 p.m. Laser Tag Party in Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is hosted by Clarke County Parks and Recreation. A game coach is on site to set up playing field, supply all equipment and offer instructions for mission-based games such as Capture the Flag, King of the Hill, and Grab for Gold with real time scoring. In the event of inclement weather, party moves inside. $10 per person. Contact the Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

8 p.m. 5 Guys Named Mo perform at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

8:30 p.m. Acoustic Soul performs at the Lone Oak Tavern (12696 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce). Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1210. Visit loneoaktavern.com.

SATURDAY, MARCH 14...

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. New Merchandise Auction at Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville) 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.

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Historical Crafts Workshop Series: Spinning at Clarke County Historical Association museum (32 E. Main St, Berryville) is a hands-on workshop. Spinning supplies provided. Space is limited. $5 per person. Contact the CCHA at 540-955-2600. Go to clarkehistory.org for more details.

4 to 7 p.m. Ham & Turkey Dinner with live music by Passage Creek Rising at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is hosted by White Post UMC. Freewill donations accepted at door. Contact 540-327-2384 or kathy.paskel@gmail.com.

6 p.m. “Recent & Retrospective” Artist Reception at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) includes light hors d’oeuvres and music by Bergamot Rose, celebrating William Woodward’s paintings on exhibit through April 27. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org Go to visitlongbranch.org.

7 p.m. Po’ Ramblin’ Boys and Shadowgrass perform at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville) as part of the Eagles Bluegrass Series that benefits Clarke County High School Eagles Athletic Association. Doors open at 6 p. m.; show starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 each at the door or at eaglebluegrass.com.

8 p.m. 7th Son performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

8 p.m. Mari Black Celtic Band at the Barns of Rose Hill ( 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) presents an evening of fiddling. $20 in advance; $25 at the door; children 12 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.

SUNDAY, MARCH 15...

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. Winter Film Series: Fiddler: “A Miracle of Miracles” at the Barns of Rose Hill ( 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a documentary on the origins of one of Broadway’s most beloved musicals, “Fiddler on The Roof.” $8 per person online and at the door; $5 per Barns of Rose Hill member. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6 p.m. Long Branch Speaker Series: “What's Wrong with the American Health System?” at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) features Dr. Laura Dabinett, an obstetrician-gynecologist affiliated with Winchester Medical Center. Drinks and light hors d’oeuvres served beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is $25. Reserve tickets at visitlongbranch.org. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org. Go to visitlongbranch.org.

TUESDAY, MARCH 17...

5:30 p.m. The Brogue Rogues – Jim Buck, John Friant, and Gerald Kinzie – perform Celtic music with a Blue Ridge Mountain flair at NIK (Neighborhood Italian Kitchen, 15 Crow St., Berryville). Reservations recommended. Call the restaurant at 540-277-2974.

NOW THROUGH SATURDAY, MARCH 28…

Clarke County Art Show & Sale at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) in the Lower Gallery. Gallery is open noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org.

ADDITIONALLY...

Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) offers a variety of classes throughout the week (mornings, evenings, and weekends), including Fold & Flow, Hatha, Mindful Movement, Prenatal, Slow Flow, Sound Meditation, Pranic Healing, Yin & Restorative, and Yin Yang Yasana. Contact the studio at 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. Go to turiyayogawellness.com.

The Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) offers a variety of wellness and yoga classes throughout the week (mornings, evenings, and weekends), including Essentrics, Herbal Medicine Making, Homeopathic medicine, Meditation, Psychotherapy, Ayurvedic Healing; Vinyasa Flow, Relax & Renew Yoga, Gentle Flow Yoga, and WFPB cooking classes. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com. Go to sanctuaryberryville.com.
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