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• Expect shoulder closures for signal installation at intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 24 to 27. Note: Signal means “advanced dynamic flasher.”
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility work along Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 28.
• Expect flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect shoulder closures for signal installation at intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road), 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 24 to 27. Note: Signal means “advanced dynamic flasher.”
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility work along Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, Feb. 28.
• Expect flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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Still on 608, Partial road trimming trees with buzz saw.

Thanks for the heads up!

Jason Burns of Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Company 8 demonstrates one of the company’s new portable Motorola multi-band radios to Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, who stopped by the station on Feb. 21 to learn more about its needs and see the radio equipment purchased with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Paramedic Carolyn Trent gave Rep. Wexton a tour of the company’s advanced life support ambulance.

Jason Burns was instrumental in writing the application that resulted in a $123,154 Assistance to Firefighters Grant. With it and an additional $6,157 from Blue Ridge, the company was able to replace its outdated radios with 18 new portable radios and 7 new mobile radios for its vehicles. The multi-band radios allow first responders to quickly communicate with those in surrounding jurisdictions. Previously, 911 dispatchers served as the go-between to connect Blue Ridge volunteers with other companies when responding to calls. The new radios were delivered in December 2019, programmed, and installed in January. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Jason Burns of Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Company 8 demonstrates one of the company’s new portable Motorola multi-band radios to Congresswoman Jennifer Wexton, who stopped by the station on Feb. 21 to learn more about its needs and see the radio equipment purchased with an Assistance to Firefighters Grant. Paramedic Carolyn Trent gave Rep. Wexton a tour of the company’s advanced life support ambulance.

Jason Burns was instrumental in writing the application that resulted in a $123,154 Assistance to Firefighters Grant. With it and an additional $6,157 from Blue Ridge, the company was able to replace its outdated radios with 18 new portable radios and 7 new mobile radios for its vehicles. The multi-band radios allow first responders to quickly communicate with those in surrounding jurisdictions. Previously, 911 dispatchers served as the go-between to connect Blue Ridge volunteers with other companies when responding to calls. The new radios were delivered in December 2019, programmed, and installed in January. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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She is a joke. Sorry the great volunteers were in her presence.

Why CANT for once people put their political bias aside and focus on the good of the the message. Geeesh!

Find part-time and full-time jobs at www.clarkecounty.gov/business/employment-opportunities

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if I could find a new career......and purchase a home <3 I would be richly blessed living near my family

Michelle

Julie Lynn

Happy birthday, Agnes Burns! The newest “Clarke County Centenarian Club” member was born on Feb. 21, 1920. To honor the Millwood resident on this momentous occasion, her family provided these photos. One shows Mrs. Burns surrounded by her children Maxine, Leon (who died years ago), Patricia, and Deloise. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Happy birthday, Agnes Burns! The newest “Clarke County Centenarian Club” member was born on Feb. 21, 1920. To honor the Millwood resident on this momentous occasion, her family provided these photos. One shows Mrs. Burns surrounded by her children Maxine, Leon (who died years ago), Patricia, and Deloise. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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HAPPY 100TH.BIRTHDAY MRS.BURNS MAY U ENJOY UR BIRTHDAY AND HAVE MANY MORE!!💐🎂🎈🎁🎉💐

Happy Birthday!!! 100 What a wealth of memories.

🎈Happy Birthday 🎈 Wishing you a fantastic day and many more!!🎈🎂🎈🎉🎈

Happy Birthday & best wishes for many more, 🥳🎂🥂🎈

Happy Birthday, Ms. Burns!!!

Happy Birthday to a beautiful Lady, May God bless you with many more

Happy birthday enjoy your special day

Happy Birthday Ms.Agnes

Congratulations 🎈 And a very Happy Birthday to you Agnes .🎊 🎉 🎂

🎈Happy Day and congratulations! 🎈

How wonderful! Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Miss Agnes!

Happy Birthday 🎈🎂

Happy birthday Miss Burns

Happy Birthday 🧁🍃

Happy birthday!

Happy Birthday. Have a great party.

Happy Birthday!

Birthday Wishes are being sent your way.

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday

Have a blessed and Happy Birthday

Have a Beautiful Birthday!!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

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#TBT Long-time county residents are fondly remembering Lawrence White (wearing sunglasses in this 1971 photo), who died on Feb. 17 at age 86 at his Berryville home. Mr. White was known to everyone as the owner of the Tastee-Freez, where he worked for more than 50 years – and where he offered countless teenagers their first jobs.

Mr. White also served our community in many ways, including as the elected Buckmarsh District representative on the Board of Supervisors (1992 to 1995) and as a member of the Parks & Recreation Board. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT Long-time county residents are fondly remembering Lawrence White (wearing sunglasses in this 1971 photo), who died on Feb. 17 at age 86 at his Berryville home. Mr. White was known to everyone as the owner of the Tastee-Freez, where he worked for more than 50 years – and where he offered countless teenagers their first jobs.

Mr. White also served our community in many ways, including as the elected Buckmarsh District representative on the Board of Supervisors (1992 to 1995) and as a member of the Parks & Recreation Board. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I was one of those teenagers. My first job was at the TF in Purcellville, which Lawrence also owned as well as the one in Leesburg. Great experience. So many good times. Such a nice man. Always wore those shades.

Great guy! RIP. Prayers to the family

My mom worked at the Tastee Freeze in Leesburg and spoke very highly of Mr. White. Condolences to the family.

My Grandma Ginny King and Aunt Francis Carpenter worked there for many years, I spent a lot of time there every summer when my Brother and I would go visit.

Sorry to hear this news. I helped to build his house years ago and he took the crew to the tastee freeze for lunch one day.He was a nice man.

I worked with Genny King back in 71-72. Lawrence was the best. It looked like this when I first started then Lawrence remodeled it

My husband has wonderful stories about working there.

very sorry to hear this...great guy!

I worked there!! Prayers to the family!

Good man..gave lots of kids jobs..When I was a teen we had a window we walked up to order or go inside.( in sixties)

Ohhhh ladies how I loved the short skirts! 😁

Many don’t remember this Tastee Freez but you had to walk up to the window to order and receive your food

I remember those day I was one of those he toke to lunch

Loved that Tastee freeze

I remember when this was taken

Back in the day.

Wish we could go back to them days

This was a good tasty free I was working at American woodmark up the Ed we showed our badges we got a 10 percent off our food we ate there almost everyday that was in 2002

My husband worked for him in Purcellville and Berryville! Great guy!

Would love to have Big Tee

Got a coke and fries for .35 cents. Those were the days.

Is this where Santorini is now?

Loved the Tastee Freeze!!

I’m so sorry. He was such a nice man and my first boss!

That’s cool

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Not all those who wander are lost … though this chicken may be.

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The wandering chicken was apprehended by Berryville Police Officer Preston Funk, who charged it with “strutting in public.” The hen is now safe at the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane. Call the shelter at 540-955-5104.

It's a sign, there should be a Chick-fil-A in Berryville!!!!!!

I would check out Susan Godfrey, she has chickens up the street!

She’s a little early to be laying Easter eggs. 🐣

A friend just posted that she’s at the family dollar now 😂

They live on rice st.

Sunday dinner.

Back in the slammer again 😝

I wonder if the chicken crossed the street to get there!?!?! 🤪

She ate all of the bugs in her own yard.

Fly Lambert go get your chicken

Amanda Kocher; FYI.

Willow Hoge

Morgan Grove

Janet Childs...is your gate open?😅

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Long Branch Historic House & Farm is open from dawn to dusk for those who want to stroll its grounds, admire its historic home, and enjoy its breathtaking vistas.

The property features a circa-1811 hipped-roof Federal-style Greek Revival mansion, gardens designed by the acclaimed Sheila Macqueen, a three-acre pond stocked for catch-and-release fishing, and a horse retirement facility. The 400-acre farm is preserved forever through the county’s conservation easement program. Learn more at visitlongbranch.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Long Branch Historic House & Farm is open from dawn to dusk for those who want to stroll its grounds, admire its historic home, and enjoy its breathtaking vistas. 

The property features a circa-1811 hipped-roof Federal-style Greek Revival mansion, gardens designed by the acclaimed Sheila Macqueen, a three-acre pond stocked for catch-and-release fishing, and a horse retirement facility. The 400-acre farm is preserved forever through the county’s conservation easement program. Learn more at visitlongbranch.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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A beautiful place!

Shouldn't have never stopped having the Balloon festival

My friend Joe Lewis is manager of the farm

Berryville residents who wish to run for Mayor or Town Council Ward 1 and Ward 3 representatives must submit the necessary paperwork by March 3 to be on the May 5 ballot.
• Candidates must be Virginia residents (at least one year prior to election);
• Ward representatives must live in the ward they will represent; and
• mayoral candidates must be registered voters within town limits.

NOTE: All registered voters within Berryville town limits may vote on May 5.

To learn more about qualifications to run for office, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Go to the Office of Elections in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (second floor) at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville.
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Berryville residents who wish to run for Mayor or Town Council Ward 1 and Ward 3 representatives must submit the necessary paperwork by March 3 to be on the May 5 ballot.
• Candidates must be Virginia residents (at least one year prior to election);
• Ward representatives must live in the ward they will represent; and
• mayoral candidates must be registered voters within town limits.

NOTE: All registered voters within Berryville town limits may vote on May 5.

To learn more about qualifications to run for office, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Go to the Office of Elections in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (second floor) at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville.

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Go Jay Arnold!!

Ryan Tibbens for mayor 👍👍👍👍

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Pet of the Week: Molly is a lovable, 5-year-old Labrador Retriever-Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is spayed, housebroken, and knows some commands. Her adoption fee is $25. Visit Molly 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: The shelter is closed Feb. 17 in observance of President’s Day. The shelter is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Molly is a lovable, 5-year-old Labrador Retriever-Pit Bull Terrier mix. She is spayed, housebroken, and knows some commands. Her adoption fee is $25. Visit Molly 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: The shelter is closed Feb. 17 in observance of President’s Day. The shelter is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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That's my baby girl

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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, FEB. 17...

Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is closed in observance of Presidents’ Day. Also closed: Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Court, Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County Library, Department of Social Services, and Parks and Recreation administrative offices. NOTE: The Clarke County Recreation Center is open as usual 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Red Cross Babysitter Training at the Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is for youth ages 11- to 15-years old. Cost is $72. Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov for more information and to register.

5:45 p.m. Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

TUESDAY, FEB. 18...

9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Essentrics Toning Classes at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) work all 650 muscles and 360 joints. $15 drop-in fee. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

6 p.m. Rt. 9 Construction Project Update at the Old Stone School (37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro) outlines the proposed yearlong detour in Loudoun County that will redirect traffic onto U.S. 340, Va. 7, and Rt. 612 in Clarke County. Contact Hillsboro at 540-486-8001 or info@rethink9.com.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 19...

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.

4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19: Wellness Wednesday at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are walk-in homeopathic clinics led by Kathy Miller. Contact Miller at 540-877-4303 kmillerhomeopath@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.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. Mid-Week Meditation at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Learning how to quiet the mind. $15 drop-in fee. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, FEB. 20...

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

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

5:45 p.m. Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

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

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

FRIDAY, FEB. 21...

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.

6 p.m. flowLIVE at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is harmonious partnership of yoga, live music, and meditation. Fee is donation based. Contact studio at 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. More info at turiyayogawellnes.com.

8 p.m. The I, IV, V 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. Dom Flemons performs at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). The Grammy award-winning performer’s repertoire covers more than 100 years of American folklore, ballads, and tunes. Jordan Springs barbecue is available for purchase, beginning at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $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.

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 22...

9 a.m. Derby Cross at Hunt Club Farms (294 Longmarsh Rd., Berryville) is open to elementary through preliminary horses and riders. Find details at huntclubfarms.net. Contact the farm at 703-431-1621 or HuntClubVolunteers@gmail.com.

9 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

1 p.m. Healing the Healer: The Heart’s Journey Workshop at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) includes cacao ceremony, mindfulness meditations, and sound-healing journey. Cost is $85. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564, info@sanctuaryberryville.com, or Geosjoy@rstarmail.com.

2 p.m. The Heimat-Handley Quartet performs at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). The chamber music recital is FREE and open to the public. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org.

3:30 p.m. Clarke County Art Show Reception at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) features work by local artists, Thai food, and wine. FREE exhibit in the lower gallery runs through March 28. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

6:30 p.m. Concert & Cake-Off at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville) benefits the Choral Department. Public is invited to enjoy baked goods, a silent auction, and 50/50 raffle plus performances by the CCHS choir. Call the school at 540-955-6130 or Tiffany Ford at 703-946-0191.

8 p.m. The Train Wreck Endings performs 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.

SUNDAY, FEB. 23...

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. Mindful Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville). Cost is $16. Contact studio at 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. More info at turiyayogawellnes.com.

5 p.m. Power of 8 Healing Group at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo and based on the book “Power of 8” by Lynne McTaggart. $15 drop-in fee. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

MONDAY, FEB. 24...

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

NOW THROUGH MARCH 9...

Vegetable Beef Soup Sale order deadline is March 9. The Duncan Memorial UMC Women sell quarts for $10 each. Soup is distributed 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 21, and Sunday afternoon, March 22, at the church social hall (210 E. Main St., Berryville). To receive an order form, contact at bkmcg@@gmail.com or joybob42@icloud.com.
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• Watch for flagger traffic control and utility work along Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 28.
• Expect flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads Monday through Friday during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Watch for flagger traffic control and utility work along Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 28.
• Expect flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads Monday through Friday during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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608 south Partial Road flagging for tree trimming

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It’s Valentine’s Day for humans – and wild animals. Drivers should think of Valentine’s Day as the unofficial start of mating season for many creatures, especially skunks, and be more careful traveling along country roads. Skunks become active from mid-February — around Valentine’s Day — through March, when they try to find mates. Most skunks seen early in winter are males, but more females will be out and about as the weather gets warmer.

Clarke County is home to a lot of diverse and wonderful creatures, and it is fortunate the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is here, too. If you find a wounded animal, call the center at 540-837-9000. Learn more about the center at blueridgewildlifectr.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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It’s Valentine’s Day for humans – and wild animals. Drivers should think of Valentine’s Day as the unofficial start of mating season for many creatures, especially skunks, and be more careful traveling along country roads. Skunks become active from mid-February — around Valentine’s Day — through March, when they try to find mates. Most skunks seen early in winter are males, but more females will be out and about as the weather gets warmer. 

Clarke County is home to a lot of diverse and wonderful creatures, and it is fortunate the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center is here, too. If you find a wounded animal, call the center at 540-837-9000. Learn more about the center at blueridgewildlifectr.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Love this PSA. Thank you for posting. ❤️😍

Sadly, I’ve seen a few dead skunks on Rt. 7 😔

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Clarke County is the best place! For this reason, I moved from Loudoun to Clarke.

I'm moving OUT of Clarke County, and Virginia. It's no longer a free state.

#TBT This 1968 kindergarten class – with teacher Miss Virginia standing at right – appears to be at the Josephine City School. Perhaps a reader can confirm the location.

The Josephine City School — now the Josephine School Community Museum and Clarke County African-American Cultural Center — was built in 1882 to serve the children of Josephine City, which was created in 1870 by a group of African Americans who jointly purchased about 31 acres from the estate of Edward McCormick (Clermont Farm). Josephine City was annexed into the Town of Berryville in 1989.

On the eve of the Civil War, there were less than 70 free blacks in Clarke County and more than 3,350 slaves. By 1875, 10 black communities were in various stages of development in the county, including Josephine City.

After the federal government required full desegregation by fall 1967, the Clarke County School Board sent a letter to all parents of school-aged children in May 1966. It began, “Our community has adopted a school desegregation plan. We will no longer have separate schools for children of different races.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT This 1968 kindergarten class – with teacher Miss Virginia standing at right – appears to be at the Josephine City School. Perhaps a reader can confirm the location.

The Josephine City School — now the Josephine School Community Museum and Clarke County African-American Cultural Center — was built in 1882 to serve the children of Josephine City, which was created in 1870 by a group of African Americans who jointly purchased about 31 acres from the estate of Edward McCormick (Clermont Farm). Josephine City was annexed into the Town of Berryville in 1989.

On the eve of the Civil War, there were less than 70 free blacks in Clarke County and more than 3,350 slaves. By 1875, 10 black communities were in various stages of development in the county, including Josephine City.

After the federal government required full desegregation by fall 1967, the Clarke County School Board sent a letter to all parents of school-aged children in May 1966. It began, “Our community has adopted a school desegregation plan. We will no longer have separate schools for children of different races.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Thanks to everyone who posted comments to this photo. • Timothy Yates identified the school as St. Luke Baptist Church on Liberty Street • The girl identified in the Courier caption as Vanessa Lokly is actually Yvonne Jackson Stribling. • And, even though the photo was published by The Clarke Courier in March 1968, this is Miss Virginia’s class of 1966-67.

Truly enjoyed this photo Thank You Ms. Virginia we made it by you and the help of the Lord and family

I actually have this picture. My mom kept it up in our living room all those years.

Love it and that hot chocolate everyday was the best.I remember Ms.Virginia would tape Sherrys shoes on her feet cause she wouldn't keep them on,lol

Me and Robert Cook were her first graduates

I need a copy again Sandy. The one I have was taken in front of that pic with my mother and father and me in the middle. It was almost burnt up but was saved! Just happened to find it one day in my grandmother's house. Wow..Yvonne I don't remember that being you, still looks like Vanessa to me but that wouldn't make sense chronologically!!!! Lord have mercy!

Thanks, my children have never seen me little

The date is wrong and this was at St Luke’s Church

Would that be Millwood VA?

Loved Miss Virginia

Sandy Reynolds so cute!

Mine name was left out of the article

Saint Luke church Lisa Lee

Congratulations to her!!

Charmaine Hill Wini Clark Parker Yvonne Jackson Stribling Lillian Turner-Paige Shari Morrison

Deloris Thomas

Hero!

Charles did you see this?

Desiree Turner Sewell...show Lillian

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The Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (town and county government offices and Clarke County Library at 101 Chalmers Ct.) is closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Also closed:
• Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville) Call 955-5104.
• Circuit Court (102 N. Church St., Berryville) Call 955-0284.
• Department of Social Services (311 E. Main St., Berryville) Call 955-3700.
• General District Court & Juvenile and Domestic Court (104 N. Church St., Berryville) Call 955-5136.
• Parks and Recreation Center administrative offices in Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville)
NOTE: Recreation Center gym and fitness room is OPEN 9 a.m. to to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. Call 955-5140.
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The Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (town and county government offices and Clarke County Library at 101 Chalmers Ct.) is closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Also closed:
• Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville) Call 955-5104.
• Circuit Court (102 N. Church St., Berryville) Call 955-0284.
• Department of Social Services (311 E. Main St., Berryville) Call 955-3700. 
• General District Court & Juvenile and Domestic Court (104 N. Church St., Berryville) Call 955-5136.
• Parks and Recreation Center administrative offices in Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville)
NOTE: Recreation Center gym and fitness room is OPEN 9 a.m. to to 9 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 17. Call 955-5140.

Elmodyne Grim Childs celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 5. She was honored by the Town of Berryville on Feb. 11, when Town Council members (from left) Donna McDonald, Diane Harrison, Jay Arnold, Mayor Pat Dickinson, Erecka Gibson, and Kara Rodriguez presented Mrs. Childs with a resolution. It noted Elmodyne Grim was raised in Winchester and moved to Berryville in 1945 when she married David Childs. A widow since 1981, Mrs. Childs has two children, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to Mrs. Childs and 108-year-old Viola Brown, who both live in Berryville, are there other centenarians in Clarke County? #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Elmodyne Grim Childs celebrated her 100th birthday on Feb. 5. She was honored by the Town of Berryville on Feb. 11, when Town Council members (from left) Donna McDonald, Diane Harrison, Jay Arnold, Mayor Pat Dickinson, Erecka Gibson, and Kara Rodriguez presented Mrs. Childs with a resolution. It noted Elmodyne Grim was raised in Winchester and moved to Berryville in 1945 when she married David Childs. A widow since 1981, Mrs. Childs has two children, six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren. 

In addition to Mrs. Childs and 108-year-old Viola Brown, who both live in Berryville, are there other centenarians in Clarke County? #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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Never knew she was an Elmo, just always heard her called Deani. She and Her husband David were part of a monthly card playing group with my parents. Helen Polhamus, Deani , Charlie Kackley and Pat Kercheval, are the only surviving members.

I never knew her as anything but deanie, now I know it was a nick name. Still a gracious looking woman.

Happy Birthday Mrs. Child’s. The good fresh air in Berryville helps us all. 🎉🎂🌹🌹

Birthday blessings to this beauty! I bet she could share a lot of wisdom with us.

Happy happy 100th birthday Mrs.Childs! May your day be as beautiful as you !

Happy birthday to you.God bless you 🙏❣️.

Happy Bday Mrs. Childs! 🍰🎉

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Childs. 💐🎉🌸💗

Happy birthday, Mrs. Childs,you look wonderful. Sweet, dear lady

💕🎶 HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY 🎶 Congratulations!,God bless Continually🙏

Bless her heart!! Happy Birthday!🎂🎈🎉

Happy birthday keep celebrating and wishing you many more❤

Happy 100 birthday to u Mrs. Childs🍰🍰🧁🧁🍦🍦🎁🎈💜🍧🎈🎂🎉🍧🍨🎉🎂

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays, sweet Deanie. Dot and Jim

Happy Birthday!

Birthday Wishes Mrs. Childs.

Happy birthday! You look beautiful!

Congrats and happy birthday

Happy Birthday Beautiful!

Happy Birthday to a lovely lady 🎂

Happy Birthday!

Happy birthday sweet lady!!

Happy Birthday Mrs. Childs

Happy Birthday ✝️🙏🏾

Such a sweetheart!!

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Virginia law restricts outdoor burning from Feb. 15 through April 30, when high winds are most prevalent during daytime hours. Outdoor burning is permitted ONLY between 4 p.m. and midnight during this 11-week period each year.

Before starting an outdoor fire of any kind, call the Emergency Communications Center at 540-955-1234 so ECC operators will know how to respond should a passerby call 911 to report a fire, and they will know where outdoor burning is taking place should a fire get out of control.

Virginia’s spring burning law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields, etc., within 300 feet of woodland, brushland, or fields containing dry grass. Fires must be attended if they are within 150 feet of woodland, brushland, or fields containing dry grass.

New fires cannot be set after midnight, and fuel may not be added to existing fires after midnight. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Virginia law restricts outdoor burning from Feb. 15 through April 30, when high winds are most prevalent during daytime hours. Outdoor burning is permitted ONLY between 4 p.m. and midnight during this 11-week period each year.

Before starting an outdoor fire of any kind, call the Emergency Communications Center at 540-955-1234 so ECC operators will know how to respond should a passerby call 911 to report a fire, and they will know where outdoor burning is taking place should a fire get out of control.

Virginia’s spring burning law applies to campfires, warming fires, brush piles, leaves, household trash, stumps, fields, etc., within 300 feet of woodland, brushland, or fields containing dry grass. Fires must be attended if they are within 150 feet of woodland, brushland, or fields containing dry grass.

New fires cannot be set after midnight, and fuel may not be added to existing fires after midnight. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

Piedmont Environmental Council is partnering with Clarke County and Friends of the Shenandoah River to monitor streams in the county. Become a Certified Water Quality Monitor. Visit streams, count bugs, and record data to help the Clarke community better understand its waterways. Learn more at pecva.org/our-region/clarke/1500-become-a-citizen-science-water-quality-monitor-in-clarke ... See MoreSee Less

Piedmont Environmental Council is partnering with Clarke County and Friends of the Shenandoah River to monitor streams in the county. Become a Certified Water Quality Monitor. Visit streams, count bugs, and record data to help the Clarke community better understand its waterways. Learn more at pecva.org/our-region/clarke/1500-become-a-citizen-science-water-quality-monitor-in-clarke

Pet of the Week: Doobie is a 3-year-old neutered male Red Heeler mix. He has a medical issue, so only serious adopters should inquire. His adoption fee is $25. Visit Doobie 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: Doobie is a 3-year-old neutered male Red Heeler mix. He has a medical issue, so only serious adopters should inquire. His adoption fee is $25. Visit Doobie 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 have sponsored his adoption fee if you know anyone that would give him a great home!

Yes, Rhonda..its our Stella's brother..I feel so horrible for him. I dont know how people can give up a family member of 3 years...blows my mind & shame on his previous owners.

He is gorgeous and I hope he finds his happily ever after!!

There needs to be a list of people who shouldn't be allowed to have pets.

Maybe; had to give him up 'out of 💘 love' ? I know of instances when their is a medical issues, ones can't afford medical care that is needed!!

For realz!@

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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.

The Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is closed Monday, Feb. 17, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Also closed: Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Court, Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County Library, Department of Social Services, and Parks and Recreation administrative offices. NOTE: The Clarke County Recreation Center is open as usual 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17.

MONDAY, FEB. 10...

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

5:45 p.m. Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. Class focuses on alignment, building strength, and flexibility. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

TUESDAY, FEB. 11...

9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Essentrics Toning Classes at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are moderate-paced, dynamic workouts for all 650 muscles and 360 joints. Suitable for all ages who do not have major health issues. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

3:30 p.m. “Valentine Crafternoon” at the Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children of all ages to make fun, FREE Valentine’s Day creations. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12...

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.

4 to 7 p.m. Special Valentine Farm Store at Audley Farm (752 Audley Lane, Berryville) features Audley Angus beef, Sweet Elephant Bake Shop baked goods, and more. Contact Audley at 540-955-1251 or info@audleyfarm.com.

4 p.m. Wellness Wednesday at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are walk-in homeopathic clinics led by Kathy Miller. Homeopathic influenzinum is available for those seeking relief from flu symptoms. Contact Miller at 540-877-4303 kmillerhomeopath@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.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.

6:30 p.m. “Become an Agripreneur” Seminar in the second-floor meeting room of the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is FREE and open to the public. Expert speakers will discuss how farmers can increase success – and become agripreneurs – through focused planning, social media marketing, grant funding, and other means. Speakers represent organizations that support agricultural businesses. Contact Director of Economic Development Len Capelli at 540-955-5107 or lcapelli@clarkecounty.gov.

7 p.m. Mid-Week Meditation at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Learning how to quiet the mind and open space for creation and inspiration. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, FEB. 13...

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

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

5:45 p.m. Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. Great for those looking to relax, renew, restore, and heal. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

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

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

7 p.m. Monthly Country & Grassroots Jam with Gary J & Howlin’ Vince at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) invites musicians to bring their instruments. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

FRIDAY, FEB. 14...

6:30 p.m. Beginner Fencing Class at Boyce Elementary School (119 W. Main St.) is the first of a 12-week, Friday night fencing class for ages 9 through adult sponsored by Clarke County Parks and Recreation. No experience necessary. Cost including fencing gear is $200 plus $25 for gloves. To register, contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955- 5140. Visit fencing4u.com/

7 p.m. Dixie Moon Band performs classic rock at the Berryville Moose Lodge (1239 Moose Rd., Berryville). Contact the lodge at 540-955-9873 or lodge2139@mooseunits.org.

7 p.m. “Despicable Me 2” is shown at the Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville). $4 per person. Bring a pillow, blanket, or beanbag chair. Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov.

8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14: Shortness of Breath performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 15...

7 a.m. Valentine Pancake Breakfast is at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.). Call the fire company at 540-837-1228.

9 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. This is a basic vinyasa flow class holds postures longer. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

10 a.m. to noon “Be Well” Health Workshop at the Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is open to age 16 and up. Cost is $35. Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov for more information and to register.

10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cow Work Clinic at Flying W Ranch (10264 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce) focuses on ranch cattle events, cow horse boxing, ranch sorting, and working equitation. $190 (discount offered for youth riders). Contact Professional Horse Services at info@prohorseservices.com for details.

noon Potomac Appalachian Trail Club-Blue Ridge Chapter Open House at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) includes hiking information and volunteer opportunities. Contact Kristine Villatoro at blueridge_patc@yahoo.com. Go to www.patc.net/

8 p.m. Deja Blue 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. Juliana MacDowell & The Agreeables with Candy Fernaux at the Barns of Rose Hill ( 95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is an evening of Americana music. $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, FEB. 16...

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open House at Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (106 Island Farm Lane, Boyce) is an hour-long tour of the facility, including the outdoor Wildlife Walkway, Learning Center, and hospital. FREE, but donations are appreciated. Because of space limitations, registration is required. Tours begin on the hour. To register, contact the center at 540-837-9000 or education@blueridgewildlifectr.org.

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

2 to 4 p.m. “Washington at War” at VFW Post 9760 (425 S. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is a lecture by historian Steven Campbell hosted by the Clarke County Historical Association. $15 CCHA members; $20 non-members, and free for VFW members. Contact the Clarke County Historical Association at 540-955-2600. Go to www.clarkehistory.org/

2 p.m. Herbal Medicine Making Series: Vinegars and Oxymels at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Meaghan Thompson. $35 per session; $30 per session with registration for three or more. Direct questions and register with Thompson at 240-500-8814 or cbherbcsa@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

4 p.m. “Graduation” at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is an award-winning Romanian dramatic film with English subtitles. Tickets are $8 online and at the door. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

MONDAY, FEB. 17...

9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Red Cross Babysitter Training at the Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is for youth ages 11- to 15-years old. Cost is $72. Contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov for more information and to register.
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Monday, Feb. 10, is the voter registration deadline for the March 3 Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary. You can register to vote or update your voter registration information:
• By mail: Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 10.
• In-person: Submit applications by 5 p.m. Feb. 10.
• Online: Submit applications by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 10.

NOTE:17-year olds who register by Feb. 10 and turn 18 by Nov. 3 are eligible to vote in the March 3 Presidential Primary.

All Virginians can check or update registration names or addresses, or register for the first time at the Department of Election’s online Citizen Portal: elections.virginia.gov/vote.

To register to vote in Virginia, you must:
• be a U.S. citizen,
• be a resident of Virginia,
• be at least 18 years old by the date of the November General Election (Nov. 3, 2020),
• have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony,
• have had the capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated,
• not be registered and plan to vote in another state.

For more information or to register to vote, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Go to the Office of Elections in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (second floor) at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville.
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Monday, Feb. 10, is the voter registration deadline for the March 3 Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary. You can register to vote or update your voter registration information:
• By mail: Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 10.
• In-person: Submit applications by 5 p.m. Feb. 10.
• Online: Submit applications by 11:59 p.m. Feb. 10.

NOTE:17-year olds who register by Feb. 10 and turn 18 by Nov. 3 are eligible to vote in the March 3 Presidential Primary.

All Virginians can check or update registration names or addresses, or register for the first time at the Department of Election’s online Citizen Portal: elections.virginia.gov/vote.

To register to vote in Virginia, you must:
• be a U.S. citizen,
• be a resident of Virginia,
• be at least 18 years old by the date of the November General Election (Nov. 3, 2020),
• have had voting rights restored if convicted of a felony,
• have had the capacity restored by court order if declared mentally incapacitated,
• not be registered and plan to vote in another state.

For more information or to register to vote, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Go to the Office of Elections in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (second floor) at 101 Chalmers Ct. in Berryville.

• Expect eastbound shoulder closures for brush cutting along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 612 (Quarry Road) and Rt. 606 (River Road) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Feb. 10 to 14.
• Watch for shoulder closures near the intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) for signal installation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 10 to 13. (Signal is an “advanced dynamic flasher.”)
• Expect flagger traffic control between along Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) for utility work daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 28.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect eastbound shoulder closures for brush cutting along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 612 (Quarry Road) and Rt. 606 (River Road) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, Feb. 10 to 14.
• Watch for shoulder closures near the intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) for signal installation between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 10 to 13. (Signal is an “advanced dynamic flasher.”)
• Expect flagger traffic control between along Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) for utility work daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Feb. 28.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

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It’s always a Beautiful Day in Clarke County!

Especially when looking at daughter & son in law ‘s barn. Great pic!

😁

As of 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Rt. 646 (Nation Springs Rd.) is OPEN between Rt. 644 (Gun Barrel Rd.) and the Frederick County line.

After heavy rain overnight, drivers should anticipate water on some roads. Do not cross bridges that are under water.

Find road condition details at 511virginia.org. Go to “Text Views” in the orange bar at top. Drop down to “Road Conditions Table.” Find “All Jurisdictions” in the wide orange bar, and scroll down to Clarke County.
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As of 1:30 p.m. Feb. 7, Rt. 646 (Nation Springs Rd.) is OPEN between Rt. 644 (Gun Barrel Rd.) and the Frederick County line.

After heavy rain overnight, drivers should anticipate water on some roads. Do not cross bridges that are under water.

Find road condition details at 511virginia.org. Go to “Text Views” in the orange bar at top. Drop down to “Road Conditions Table.” Find “All Jurisdictions” in the wide orange bar, and scroll down to Clarke County.

VDOT reports Rt. 646 (Nation Springs Rd.) is CLOSED between Rt. 644 (Gun Barrel Rd.) and the Frederick County line today, Feb.7.

After heavy rain overnight, creeks, streams, and the river will continue to rise throughout the day. Do not drive across any bridge that is covered with water.

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VDOT reports Rt. 646 (Nation Springs Rd.) is CLOSED between Rt. 644 (Gun Barrel Rd.) and the Frederick County line today, Feb.7.

After heavy rain overnight, creeks, streams, and the river will continue to rise throughout the day. Do not drive across any bridge that is covered with water.

Follow Clarke County, Virginia for updates.

#TBT When Gen. Daniel Morgan and Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell built the Millwood mill around 1785 it was a finely tuned engine of modern industry. At its peak, the Burwell-Morgan Mill ground more than 300,000 pounds of flour and meal a year. But, by the early 1940s, vast Midwest farms were producing most of the corn, wheat, and other grains needed to feed America. Clarke County farmers turned to producing apples and livestock. The mill closed in 1953 after a section of its foundation wall collapsed.

The Clarke County Historical Association acquired the remains of the mill in 1964, spent years restoring it, and re-opened the Burwell-Morgan Mill in 1972 as fully functioning, working museum. The mill is open weekends May through November. Find details at burwellmorganmill.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT When Gen. Daniel Morgan and Lt. Col. Nathaniel Burwell built the Millwood mill around 1785 it was a finely tuned engine of modern industry. At its peak, the Burwell-Morgan Mill ground more than 300,000 pounds of flour and meal a year. But, by the early 1940s, vast Midwest farms were producing most of the corn, wheat, and other grains needed to feed America. Clarke County farmers turned to producing apples and livestock. The mill closed in 1953 after a section of its foundation wall collapsed.

The Clarke County Historical Association acquired the remains of the mill in 1964, spent years restoring it, and re-opened the Burwell-Morgan Mill in 1972 as fully functioning, working museum. The mill is open weekends May through November. Find details at burwellmorganmill.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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In the big city of Millwood Va!!!!💝😘

Wow! What a transformation! Love our operational mill!!! <3

I remember our 5th grade field trip and looking at the Mill before the restoration and have visited it sinc

One of my favorite spots ❤️

Dotty Bodemer Faircloth you need to bring Perry this way and introduce him to our area.

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#TBT Ten years ago, paralyzing back-to-back storms between Feb. 5 and 11 dumped more than 30 inches of snow on the area. Clarke County was among the many localities in the state that was declared a disaster area following what is commonly referred to as “Snowmageddon.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT Ten years ago, paralyzing back-to-back storms between Feb. 5 and 11 dumped more than 30 inches of snow on the area. Clarke County was among the many localities in the state that was declared a disaster area following what is commonly referred to as “Snowmageddon.” #ClarkeCountyVirginia

It is not uncommon to see Bald Eagles in Clarke County, and sometimes you see one on the ground eating carrion. More often, Bald Eagles capture their own food or steal it from other birds and mammals. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

It is not uncommon to see Bald Eagles in Clarke County, and sometimes you see one on the ground eating carrion. More often, Bald Eagles capture their own food or steal it from other birds and mammals. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Thanks for posting Clarke County, Virginia! Many people do not realize that eagles will scavenge whenever they have the opportunity. Sadly, many of the deer and gut piles that these birds choose to eat from is heavily contaminated with lead ammunition fragments. With the exception of a few eagles from Alexandria (where there are few deer to scavenge and the eagles eat more fish), 100% of the eagles we have cared for in the past 4 years have had lead poisoning. You can learn more about lead poisoning in eagles and other opportunistic scavengers on our post from this morning which highlights our most recent lead poisoned eagle.

there’s a large nest along the Shenandoah close to monastery and i’ve seen a pair using the nest close to great blue heron rookery

I never knew seeing them was something special until moving from my home state of Alaska. In some areas they swarm like seagulls there. They have actually become menaces in some areas. They make a mess out of people’s trash and such. I haven’t noticed any problems with them outside of Alaska though.

I see them kind of often in Clarke eating carrion—lately several down 50 over the bridge toward Paris and also down Salem church. Thanks Clarke County, Virginia

I saw one today slumming with the seagulls at the Loudoun County landfill.Seen a pair there a couple times.

Important to use lead free shot!

There were 5 nest back on the Monastary a couple years back.

I love our Clark Eagles!

Weren’t they predators only years ago? I was shocked 4 years ago when I saw two on a dead deer eating it

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The Town of Hillsboro hosts at “Rt. 9 Construction Project Update” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Old Stone School (37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro). Residents are welcomed to learn more about the proposed yearlong detour in Loudoun County that will redirect traffic onto U.S. 340, Va. 7, and Rt. 612 in Clarke County. Contact Hillsboro at 540-486-8001 or info@rethink9.com.

According to Hillsboro officials, the construction start date is March 4. This phase – which includes construction of roundabouts at each end of Hillsboro – will run through late summer or early fall and will allow for two-way traffic throughout the process with no road closures and flagging as needed.

Once the roundabouts are constructed, the next phase continues through spring 2021 (the target completion date) and includes partial road closures and regional detours directing vehicles either via Va. 7, U.S. 340, or other local detour routes. The regional detour will direct all traffic originating west of U.S. 340 to follow U.S. 340 to Va. 7. Throughout this phase, full road closures will be “limited,” according to Hillsboro.

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The Town of Hillsboro hosts at “Rt. 9 Construction Project Update” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, at the Old Stone School (37098 Charles Town Pike, Hillsboro). Residents are welcomed to learn more about the proposed yearlong detour in Loudoun County that will redirect traffic onto U.S. 340, Va. 7, and Rt. 612 in Clarke County. Contact Hillsboro at 540-486-8001 or info@rethink9.com.

According to Hillsboro officials, the construction start date is March 4. This phase – which includes construction of roundabouts at each end of Hillsboro – will run through late summer or early fall and will allow for two-way traffic throughout the process with no road closures and flagging as needed.

Once the roundabouts are constructed, the next phase continues through spring 2021 (the target completion date) and includes partial road closures and regional detours directing vehicles either via Va. 7, U.S. 340, or other local detour routes. The regional detour will direct all traffic originating west of U.S. 340 to follow U.S. 340 to Va. 7. Throughout this phase, full road closures will be “limited,” according to Hillsboro.

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Pet of the Week: The Clarke County Animal Shelter has two 18-month-old ferrets – one male, one female. Both are fixed, and they come with their own cage (free). Adoption fee is $25 each. Questions? Contact the shelter at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: The Clarke County Animal Shelter has two 18-month-old ferrets – one male, one female. Both are fixed, and they come with their own cage (free). Adoption fee is $25 each. Questions? Contact the shelter at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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My babies! They are soooo hands on playful and sweet. Hated having to let them go. Fu** cancer and what it is doing to our family.

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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. FEB. 3...

1 p.m. Homeopathic First Aid Class Series at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Kathy Miller, certified homeopath. $150 for series. Contact Miller at kmillerhomeopath@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

5:45 p.m. Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. Class focuses on alignment, building strength, and flexibility. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

TUESDAY, FEB. 4...

9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Essentrics Toning Classes at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are moderate-paced, dynamic workouts that work all 650 muscles and release all 360 joints. Suitable for all ages and genders who do not have major health issues. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

6:30 p.m. Bingo Night at Cordial Coffee (8 S. Church St., Berryville). Contact the coffee shop at 540-277-2156 or cordialcoffeeco@gmail.com.

6:30 p.m. Navigating Life with Genetic Mutations Support Group at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) offers support, resources, and help to reduce suffering. Meetings (first Tuesday of each month) are FREE and open to the public. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 5...

11 a.m. Musician Dennis Scott performs at the Clarke County Senior Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville). Concert is FREE and open to the public. Contact Clarke County Senior Center Director Erica Owens at 955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com.

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.

4 p.m. Wellness Wednesday at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are walk-in homeopathic clinics led by Kathy Miller for those seeking remedies for common ailments or who are curious about homeopathy. Contact Miller at 540-877-4303 kmillerhomeopath@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

6 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. Mid-Week Meditation at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Learning how to quiet the mind and open space for creation and inspiration. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, FEB. 6...

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

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

noon Brown Bag with Books at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is hosted by the Clarke County Library. February book is “An America Summer: Love and Death in Chicago” by Alex Kotlowitz. Contact librarian Laurine Kennedy at 540-955-5190 or lkennedy@handleyregional.org.

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

5:45 p.m. Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. Great for those looking to relax, renew, restore, and heal. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

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

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

FRIDAY, FEB. 7...

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

8 p.m. The Curve Crew 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. Dylan Woelfel performs at the Lone Oak Tavern (12696 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce). Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1210. Visit loneoaktavern.com.

SATURDAY, FEB. 8...

9 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. This is a basic vinyasa flow class holds postures longer. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Art & Business of Author Platform with Jane Friedman at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a hands-on workshop for aspiring authors. Cost is $99; includes lunch by Jordan Springs Market. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details.

10 a.m. to 6 p.m. CPR & First Aid/AED Training at the Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is open to age 13 and up. Cost is $67. Contact the Parks and Recreation department at 540-955-5140 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov for more information and to register.

1:30 p.m. 16th Annual Black History Dramatic Reading Contest at the Josephine School Community Museum & Clarke County African-American Cultural Center (303 Josephine St., Berryville) features Clarke County students in grades 2 through 5 reading from stories, poems, folktales, or essays by or about African-Americans. The FREE program is open to the public. (Inclement weather date is Feb. 15.) Contact the museum at 540-955-5512 or jschool515@verizon.net.

2 to 4 p.m. Eco-Art for the Whole Family at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) shows how to turn recyclable materials and collections from nature into works of art. $10 for FOSA members; $15 nonmembers; $20 member family; $25 nonmember family. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or go to blandy.virginia.edu.

2 p.m. “Heart Beets” Cooking Demo at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Christine Kestner. Participants take home recipes and samples. $25 with registration by Feb 6; $30 at the door. Contact Kestner at 571-277-0877 or Christine@4ForcesWellness.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

8 p.m. The Music of Simon & Garfunkel at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is performed by A.J. Swearingen and Jayne Kelli. Concert tickets are $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.

8 p.m. John Landis & From the Heart perform at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, FEB. 9...

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

2 to 4 p.m. Second Sunday Wellness Series: Aphrodisiacs, Chocolate & Red Wine at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by registered medical herbalist Geo Giordano. Contact Geo with questions or to register at 410-707-4486 or geosjoy@rstarmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

5 p.m. Power of 8 Healing Group at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Group meets weekly on six consecutive Sundays to learn how to use the power of intention to open up hearts, heal oneself and others based on the book “Power of 8” by Lynne McTaggart. $60 for 6 weeks; $15 drop-in fee. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

MONDAY, FEB. 10...

9 a.m. to 4 p.m. DMV2Go Mobile Office is at Trip’s Auto Sales and Virginia DMV Select office (6103 Lord Fairfax Highway, Berryville) to provide additional services such as identification cards, learner permits, driver’s licenses. Call Trip’s at 540-955-1367. Go to dmv.virginia.gov/general/#mobileoperations.asp to learn about DMV2Go services and schedule.
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Harley emerged from her Clarke County tree stump early on Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day – and did not see her shadow, so we can expect an early spring! The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center educational ambassador, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, and New York City’s Staten Island Chuck made the same East Coast prediction. In the Midwest, Woodstock Willie of Illinois did see his shadow, so folks there can winter weather past March 20, the first official day of spring.

Harley arrived at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in 2017 after being hit by a vehicle. Because her injuries made returning her to the wild impossible, Harley will live out her life as an ambassador, teaching school children and others about the value of all creatures great and small – and making annual Groundhog Day predictions. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Harley emerged from her Clarke County tree stump early on Feb. 2 – Groundhog Day – and did not see her shadow, so we can expect an early spring! The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center educational ambassador, Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, and New York City’s Staten Island Chuck made the same East Coast prediction. In the Midwest, Woodstock Willie of Illinois did see his shadow, so folks there can winter weather past March 20, the first official day of spring.

Harley arrived at the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in 2017 after being hit by a vehicle. Because her injuries made returning her to the wild impossible, Harley will live out her life as an ambassador, teaching school children and others about the value of all creatures great and small – and making annual Groundhog Day predictions. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Besides being Groundhog Day, today is also a palindrome: 02/02/2020.

This whole Winter has basically been Spring. We have not had any cold weather, no good snowfall. It's ridiculous. The temperature should never get above 40 from Thanksgiving to the end of March, and we should get at least 60 inches of snow every year. 😊

Tara Jean

• Expect eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 604 (Ebenezer Road) and U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.), between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Feb. 3 to 7.
• Watch for shoulder closures near intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) for traffic signal work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 3 to 6. (Signals at 7/601 are actually called “advanced dynamic flashers.”)
• Expect northbound and southbound alternating lane closures along U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) about 0.7 mile south of West Virginia state line for inspection of bridge over railway between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect eastbound and westbound alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 604 (Ebenezer Road) and U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.), between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Feb. 3 to 7.
• Watch for shoulder closures near intersection of Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and Rt. 601 (Blue Ridge Mountain Road) for traffic signal work between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Feb. 3 to 6. (Signals at 7/601 are actually called “advanced dynamic flashers.”)
• Expect northbound and southbound alternating lane closures along U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) about 0.7 mile south of West Virginia state line for inspection of bridge over railway between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

Clarke County Humane Foundation and Rotary Club of Clarke County members gather around one of the two new picnic tables recently installed in the Clarke County Animal Shelter’s exercise area. They are (from left, standing) Linda Roberts, Barbara Byrd, Sylvia Wilson, Wendy Wright, Bill McLean, and Ann Lesman, and (seated) shelter manager Jenny Wright and Leslie McLean. The club purchased the recycled plastic and ADA-compliant tables for the foundation, which supports the county-operated shelter. Now, when dogs and humans are becoming acquainted in the exercise area – hopefully leading to adoption and forever homes for the animals – people have a place to sit.

The Rotary Club of Clarke County raises funds to support other organizations that serve the county. The new picnic tables (total cost $1,588) were made possible by a Rotary International grant with matching funds from Clarke’s Rotary Club.

The Clarke County Humane Foundation was formed in 2000 to help unwanted and abandoned animals by supporting the Clarke County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Call 540-955-5104. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Clarke County Humane Foundation and Rotary Club of Clarke County members gather around one of the two new picnic tables recently installed in the Clarke County Animal Shelter’s exercise area. They are (from left, standing) Linda Roberts, Barbara Byrd, Sylvia Wilson, Wendy Wright, Bill McLean, and Ann Lesman, and (seated) shelter manager Jenny Wright and Leslie McLean. The club purchased the recycled plastic and ADA-compliant tables for the foundation, which supports the county-operated shelter. Now, when dogs and humans are becoming acquainted in the exercise area – hopefully leading to adoption and forever homes for the animals – people have a place to sit.

The Rotary Club of Clarke County raises funds to support other organizations that serve the county. The new picnic tables (total cost $1,588) were made possible by a Rotary International grant with matching funds from Clarke’s Rotary Club.

The Clarke County Humane Foundation was formed in 2000 to help unwanted and abandoned animals by supporting the Clarke County Animal Shelter. The shelter is located at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Call 540-955-5104. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I was visiting the shelter today and am very thankful for the very friendly staff and all you do.

Great dog!

Thanks, Jimmy Hart, for sharing these #ThrowbackThursday photos from the Feb. 3, 1977, edition of The Clarke Courier. The Shenandoah River froze from bank to bank that year, so Peco Ruffner, Donald Kelley, Jay Hart, and Tom Courtney spent a day skating under the Va. 7 bridge. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks, Jimmy Hart, for sharing these #ThrowbackThursday photos from the Feb. 3, 1977, edition of The Clarke Courier. The Shenandoah River froze from bank to bank that year, so Peco Ruffner, Donald Kelley, Jay Hart, and Tom Courtney spent a day skating under the Va. 7 bridge. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaImage attachment

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Oh my gosh.. this is awesome...

Welcome!😊

There was also a huge winter fish kill that year, as a result of the freeze-over. Huge numbers of dead carp lined the banks of the river. It was gruesome!

Never see that again

Global warming is real!!! 😫

Cool!!

Fritzi Hart

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#TBT An extended period of frigid weather 50 years ago froze the Shenandoah River “from bank to bank,” according to The Clarke Courier newspaper. This photo of the Cattleman’s Ferry bridge (Va. 7) was published Jan. 29, 1970, along with the week’s low temperatures that ranged from 0 to 32. The report also noted snow that fell before Christmas was still on the ground. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT An extended period of frigid weather 50 years ago froze the Shenandoah River “from bank to bank,” according to The Clarke Courier newspaper. This photo of the Cattleman’s Ferry bridge (Va. 7) was published Jan. 29, 1970, along with the week’s low temperatures that ranged from 0 to 32. The report also noted snow that fell before Christmas was still on the ground. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I remember this. My family rented property about 3 miles upriver from the bridge. My dad and I walked carefully across the ice to the island across from our property. It was memorable.

Just don't have winter like we use too. Had a good coating of snow earlier this afternoon in parts of Augusta co but didn't last long now just in places out there on the ground and trees

Try wearing skimpy CCHS basketball uniforms during this weather.....oooh I do remember 🥶

It did this about 10 or so years ago also

I can remember this

I remember this.

i remember that very well

I was 7.

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There may be as many as four opportunities for Clarke County residents to vote in 2020:
• March 3 is the Democratic Party Presidential Primary;
• May 5 is a Town of Berryville General Election;
• June 9 may be the Primary Election (if held); and
• Nov. 3 is the Presidential, General, and Special Election.

For more information, to register to vote, or to learn more about running for Berryville Town Council, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Go to the Office of Elections in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville (second floor). Or, go to elections.virginia.gov/
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There may be as many as four opportunities for Clarke County residents to vote in 2020:
• March 3 is the Democratic Party Presidential Primary;
• May 5 is a Town of Berryville General Election;
• June 9 may be the Primary Election (if held); and
• Nov. 3 is the Presidential, General, and Special Election.

For more information, to register to vote, or to learn more about running for Berryville Town Council, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Go to the Office of Elections in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville (second floor). Or, go to elections.virginia.gov/

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Jun 9 would be a Republican Primary.

The Winchester Star reports today that VDOT plans to install metal safety gates this spring at the one-lane bridge over the Opequon Creek on Rt. 761 (Old Charles Town Road) to prevent drivers from crossing the bridge when it’s under water because floods. The gates at the Clarke-Frederick county line are a temporary measure until VDOT replaces the existing bridge with a taller, safer, two-lane bridge in 2024.

Read more: winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/safety-gates-coming-this-spring-to-old-charles-town-road/article_97a11d1b-9852-581b-ad48-c4073b565dd7.html
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The Winchester Star reports today that VDOT plans to install metal safety gates this spring at the one-lane bridge over the Opequon Creek on Rt. 761 (Old Charles Town Road) to prevent drivers from crossing the bridge when it’s under water because floods. The gates at the Clarke-Frederick county line are a temporary measure until VDOT replaces the existing bridge with a taller, safer, two-lane bridge in 2024.

Read more: winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/safety-gates-coming-this-spring-to-old-charles-town-road/article_97a11d1b-9852-581b-ad48-c4073b565dd7.html

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Removing debris, trees ect. Would certainly help.

Yes! Its about time!!! The bridge also needs more visible signs marking its existence!

Not soon enough. Now lock us in. Nice!

Ruined it!😢

Paula Reid

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Support Clarke County businesses! Vote before 11:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the annual “Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey.” Vote for your favorite restaurants, shops, museums, and other venues. Survey ballot has drop-down menus in each category, and if you don’t see your favorite business, use the “other” write-in option to vote for your favorites. virginialiving.com/vote2020/?fbclid=IwAR0kLTXQ5L_b3Wt8_1VOkrqUDO2UbwOb0O6gvM2_yetaBVTSH6ss795ibrU ... See MoreSee Less

Support Clarke County businesses! Vote before 11:50 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, in the annual “Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey.” Vote for your favorite restaurants, shops, museums, and other venues. Survey ballot has drop-down menus in each category, and if you don’t see your favorite business, use the “other” write-in option to vote for your favorites. virginialiving.com/vote2020/?fbclid=IwAR0kLTXQ5L_b3Wt8_1VOkrqUDO2UbwOb0O6gvM2_yetaBVTSH6ss795ibrU

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Yes!! Please vote for Love at First Bite Catering, Shenandoah Valley Region #84!! Let's support local!!! Thank you

Love the new Thai restaurant in Berryville

Pet of the Week: Buddy is an energetic 1-year-old, neutered male, Labrador Retriever mix. He needs to be an only dog. Buddy’s adoption fee is $25. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. The shelter is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Buddy is an energetic 1-year-old, neutered male, Labrador Retriever mix. He needs to be an only dog. Buddy’s adoption fee is $25. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. The shelter is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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How is he with kids/babies?

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Clarke County, Virginia

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/government/county-calendar. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov/calendar and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net/calendar.html.

MONDAY, JAN. 27...

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

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

TUESDAY, JAN. 28...

9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Essentrics Toning Classes at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are moderate-paced, dynamic workouts that work all 650 muscles and release all 360 joints. Suitable for all ages and genders who do not have major health issues. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 29...

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.

4 p.m. Wellness Wednesday at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are walk-in homeopathic clinics led by Kathy Miller for those seeking remedies for common ailments or who are curious about homeopathy. Homeopathic influenzinum is available for those seeking relief from flu symptoms. Contact Miller at 540-877-4303 kmillerhomeopath@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.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. Mid-Week Meditation at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Learning how to quiet the mind and open space for creation and inspiration. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 30...

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

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

5:45 p.m. Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. Great for those looking to relax, renew, restore, and heal. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

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

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

7:30 p.m. Monthly Blues Jam with the King Bees 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.

8 p.m. Corey Harris performs contemporary blues at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Jordan Springs barbecue is available for purchase, beginning at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $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.

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.

FRIDAY, JAN. 31...

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

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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 1...

9 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. This is a basic vinyasa flow class holds postures longer. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

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

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

6 p.m. Bryan Shepherd Concert at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.). Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10. Boyce PTO is selling chicken dinners, hot dogs, snacks, candy, drinks, and glow items as well as raffle items to support the Boyce Elementary School playground fund. Contact boycepto@yahoo.com.

8 p.m. Fast Eddie & Fast Lane Blues performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.

SUNDAY, FEB. 2...

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

2 p.m. Herbal Medicine Making Series at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Meaghan Thompson. $35 per session; $30 per session with registration for three or more. Direct questions and register with Thompson at 240-500-8814 or cbherbcsa@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

5 p.m. Power of 8 Healing Group at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Group meets weekly on six consecutive Sundays to learn how to use the power of intention to open up hearts, heal oneself and others based on the book “Power of 8” by Lynne McTaggart. $60 for 6 weeks; $15 drop-in fee. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

6 p.m. Super Bowl Party at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Bring a dish to share. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com.
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• Expect alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs eastbound and westbound along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 606 (River Road) and the Frederick County line, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 27 and 31.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs eastbound and westbound along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 606 (River Road) and the Frederick County line, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, Jan. 27 and 31.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

Mark your calendar and invite family and friends! Clarke County’s annual Independence Day celebration is on Friday, July 3, at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. The Clarke County Community Band performs at 8 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks display after dark. This FREE event is made possible every year thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Mark your calendar and invite family and friends! Clarke County’s annual Independence Day celebration is on Friday, July 3, at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds. The Clarke County Community Band performs at 8 p.m. followed by a spectacular fireworks display after dark. This FREE event is made possible every year thanks to the generosity of the Bank of Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Thank you Bank of Clarke County!

That's disappointing. Last year we were told the reason was last minute cancellation of the firework company and scrambling for a new one. I wonder what the reason is this year

Thank you!

The 3rd???

Why the 3rd

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#TBT Thirty years ago this month, brothers Victor and Mario Illiano (at left) moved kitchen equipment into their new pizzeria at 24 W. Main St. in Berryville (now Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine). A year later, Mike Fascelli bought the pizza business and has owned it since. In 2005, Fascelli purchased a corner lot – a former Sinclair gas station at 36 W. Main St. – where Mario's Pizzeria stands today.

The Town House restaurant (now Boyd’s Nest) can be seen in the background, and the Dollar General store is across the street where Battletown Pharmacy is today. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT Thirty years ago this month, brothers Victor and Mario Illiano (at left) moved kitchen equipment into their new pizzeria at 24 W. Main St. in Berryville (now Sweet Basil Thai Cuisine). A year later, Mike Fascelli bought the pizza business and has owned it since. In 2005, Fascelli purchased a corner lot – a former Sinclair gas station at 36 W. Main St. – where Marios Pizzeria stands today.

The Town House restaurant (now Boyd’s Nest) can be seen in the background, and the Dollar General store is across the street where Battletown Pharmacy is today. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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A great day for Berryville! How many pizzas has that oven turned out?

We have been foing to Mario's since they opened almost every Thursday night, part of our family friends, thanks to Mike, family and their great staff🍔🍕🥪🥗🍺

WOW Sure remember this time; I used to wait at Town House Restaurant for bus to go to and from Mt Weather for my job! 🚌 👍

They were so great!

My favorite berryville spot!!

Wow,its been 30 years? And still a Berryville staple!

And we have loved our friend Mike ever since.

I had no idea that dollar general use to be there!

I miss some good ole Mario's

But the people today missed the best pizza ever... melting pot down by the railroad tracks!

Omg... how cool

So, this great pizza joint is no longer there??

Sal Fascelli ☺️ Christopher Fascelli

Tony Illiano

John T. Solenberger Jr. look our favorite!

I remember

Sal Fascelli and Christopher Fascelli

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The Winchester Star today reports on Hillsboro’s Rt. 9 construction project that will likely impact some Clarke roads later this year: www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/hillsboro-road-project-starting-in-march-clarke-county-won... ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Star today reports on Hillsboro’s Rt. 9 construction project that will likely impact some Clarke roads later this year: www.winchesterstar.com/winchester_star/hillsboro-road-project-starting-in-march-clarke-county-won-t/article_c2d99846-33ca-52cd-af09-e28ceb7a5329.html

The Clarke County Conservation Easement Authority (CEA), which protects and preserves land with significant agricultural, natural, scenic, and historic resources, has two internship positions this summer (May to September). Stipend is $1,000 plus reimbursement for mileage.

Because the Authority holds easements on more than 130 properties and is required to annually inspect each property to insure compliance with the terms of the easement, CEA interns review county records, contact land owners, conduct site visits, document changes to properties, and submit inspection reports.

Work schedule is flexible – generally at least 16 hours per week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Interns work independently under the supervision of the county’s Natural Resource Planner, and are expected to complete their work during the summer.

Interns should be either high school juniors or seniors, college students working toward undergraduate or graduate degrees, or be recent college graduates. Preference will be given to students with an interest in environmental science.

Interns must have basic computer skills (Word and Excel). Interns will be set up with a work space, desktop PC, and office supplies. Interns must supply their own outdoor gear and transportation.

Position requires travel to properties throughout Clarke County, ability to walk across difficult terrain, and willingness to work outside in hot and/or wet weather conditions.

Preferred qualifications include excellent writing and oral communication skills, and ability to read maps. Ability to interpret aerial photos and/or familiarity with Clarke County geography and roads are pluses.

Submit a resume with references to Alison Teetor, Natural Resource Planner, at ateetor@clarkecounty.gov. Questions? Call 540-955-5134 or go to clarkelandconservation.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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The Clarke County Conservation Easement Authority (CEA), which protects and preserves land with significant agricultural, natural, scenic, and historic resources, has two internship positions this summer (May to September). Stipend is $1,000 plus reimbursement for mileage.

Because the Authority holds easements on more than 130 properties and is required to annually inspect each property to insure compliance with the terms of the easement, CEA interns review county records, contact land owners, conduct site visits, document changes to properties, and submit inspection reports.

Work schedule is flexible – generally at least 16 hours per week, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Interns work independently under the supervision of the county’s Natural Resource Planner, and are expected to complete their work during the summer.

Interns should be either high school juniors or seniors, college students working toward undergraduate or graduate degrees, or be recent college graduates. Preference will be given to students with an interest in environmental science.

Interns must have basic computer skills (Word and Excel). Interns will be set up with a work space, desktop PC, and office supplies. Interns must supply their own outdoor gear and transportation.

Position requires travel to properties throughout Clarke County, ability to walk across difficult terrain, and willingness to work outside in hot and/or wet weather conditions.

Preferred qualifications include excellent writing and oral communication skills, and ability to read maps. Ability to interpret aerial photos and/or familiarity with Clarke County geography and roads are pluses.

Submit a resume with references to Alison Teetor, Natural Resource Planner, at ateetor@clarkecounty.gov. Questions? Call 540-955-5134 or go to clarkelandconservation.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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I know the perfect candidate for this internship, and he has excellent writing and oral communication skills...in Spanish. I will encourage him to apply since there is no specific language requirement.

The Board of Supervisors’ Jan. 21 meeting included a brief celebration for recently retired County Administrator David Ash (seated, top photo), who for 27 years led county employees, served on dozens of committees, oversaw all major projects, and worked for the Supervisors. After the Board – David Weiss, Bev McKay, Doug Lawrence, Terri Catlett, and Mary Daniel – presented Mr. Ash with a resolution of appreciation, he was showered with gifts, including motorcycle-themed T-shirts, flowers, candy, cards, framed photos, a Mario's Pizzeria gift certificate, an engraved silver bowl, and a rocking chair engraved with the county seal. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

The Board of Supervisors’ Jan. 21 meeting included a brief celebration for recently retired County Administrator David Ash (seated, top photo), who for 27 years led county employees, served on dozens of committees, oversaw all major projects, and worked for the Supervisors. After the Board – David Weiss, Bev McKay, Doug Lawrence, Terri Catlett, and Mary Daniel – presented Mr. Ash with a resolution of appreciation, he was showered with gifts, including motorcycle-themed T-shirts, flowers, candy, cards, framed photos, a Marios Pizzeria gift certificate, an engraved silver bowl, and a rocking chair engraved with the county seal. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Best wishes Dave Ash for a long and healthy retirement.

Enjoy retirement! You deserve peace and quiet. ☺️

Congratulations!

Have a wonderful retirement Dave Ash

Democratic Party Presidential Primary dates to remember:
• Absentee voting began Jan. 16;
• Deadline to register or update registration is Feb. 10;
• Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Feb. 25; and
• Deadline to vote in-person absentee is Feb. 29 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
• For more information, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Or, go to elections.virginia.gov.
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Democratic Party Presidential Primary dates to remember:
• Absentee voting began Jan. 16;
• Deadline to register or update registration is Feb. 10; 
• Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Feb. 25; and 
• Deadline to vote in-person absentee is Feb. 29 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
• For more information, contact the Clarke County Office of Elections at 540-955-5168 or vote@clarkecounty.gov. Or, go to elections.virginia.gov.

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NOTE: Berryville residents who wish to run for Mayor or Town Council representatives for Ward 1 and Ward 3 must complete and submit the necessary paperwork by March 3 to be on the May 5 ballot. ALL registered voters within Berryville town limits may vote on May 5.

Please Virginians: Never vote Democrat again.

Pet of the Week: Mazey is a shy, 1-year-old, mixed-breed dog. She needs quiet, calm, and love. She is scheduled to be spayed this week. Mazey’s adoption fee is $25 plus cost of spaying. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. NOTE: The shelter is closed today, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Its regular hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Mazey is a shy, 1-year-old, mixed-breed dog. She needs quiet, calm, and love. She is scheduled to be spayed this week. Mazey’s adoption fee is $25 plus cost of spaying. Questions? Contact the Clarke County Animal Shelter at 540-955-5104 or jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. NOTE: The shelter is closed today, Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Its regular hours are 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through Monday; and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Clarke County Humane Foundation is she good with other dogs and cats?

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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/government/county-calendar. Find Berryville government meetings at berryvilleva.gov/calendar and Boyce meetings at boyceva.net/calendar.html.

MONDAY, JAN. 20...

Berryville and Clarke County government offices are CLOSED in observance of “Martin Luther King Jr. Day.” Also closed: Animal Shelter, Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Court, and Social Services. NOTE: Clarke County Parks & Recreation administrative offices are closed, however the Clarke County Recreation Center building remains OPEN 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Clarke County Library is OPEN 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Clarke County Convenience Center on Quarry Road is OPEN 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

5:45 p.m. Vinyasa Flow Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. Class focuses on alignment, building strength, and flexibility. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com.

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

TUESDAY, JAN. 21...

9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Essentrics Toning Classes at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) are moderate-paced, dynamic workouts that work all 650 muscles and release all 360 joints. Suitable for all ages and genders who do not have major health issues. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

WEDNESDAY, JAN. 22...

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

4 p.m. Wellness Wednesday at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville), led by Kathy Miller, RN, CCH, C-Hp, are walk-in homeopathic clinics for those seeking remedies for common ailments or who are curious about homeopathy. Homeopathic influenzinum is available for those seeking relief from flu symptoms. Contact Kathy Miller at 540-877-4303 kmillerhomeopath@gmail.com. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.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. Mid-Week Meditation at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Learning how to quiet the mind and open space for creation and inspiration. $15 drop-in fee; $40 for four-week session. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

THURSDAY, JAN. 23...

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

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

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

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

5:45 p.m. Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. Great for those looking to relax, renew, restore, and heal. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com.

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

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

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

FRIDAY, JAN. 24...

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.

6 to 8 p.m. Chili Cook-Off at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville) is a Clarke County Band Programs fundraising event. (Deadline to register to enter contest was Jan. 17.) Admission to sample chili is $10 per person; $5 per senior citizen and child under 12. For entry form, contact ccba_prez@yahoo.com.

7:30 p.m. Blind Draw Dart Tournament at the Berryville Moose Lodge (1239 Moose Rd., Berryville) s open to public. $10 entrance fee. Sign up begins at 5:30 p.m. Contact the lodge at 540-955-9873 or lodge2139@mooseunits.org.

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

8 p.m. Town Mountain performs bluegrass music at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Jordan Springs barbecue is available for purchase, beginning at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $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.

FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY, JAN. 24 to 26...

Northern Ruck at Bears Den (18393 Blue Ridge Mountain Rd., Bluemont) is a gathering of hikers. Talk trail with representatives from the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, Appalachian Long Distance Hikers Association, Potomac Appalachian Trail Club, and the Appalachian Trail Museum. Go to paruck.com for details.

SATURDAY, JAN. 25...

9 a.m. Vinyasa Yoga at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Amy Hope-Gentry. This is a basic vinyasa flow class holds postures longer. $15 drop-in fee. Contact Gentry at 703-244-4427 or amyhopegentry@aol.com.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 10th Annual Seed Exchange at Blandy Experimental Farm (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is a FREE event sponsored by the Northern Shenandoah Valley Master Gardeners Association. Bring seeds, bulbs, and cuttings to share, and take what you need. Don’t have seeds? Everyone who attends can choose five packets of seeds, including seeds for natives, herbs, perennials, veggies, pollinators, and more. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758. Visit blandy.virginia.edu or nsvmga.org/events/seed-exchange.

8 p.m. Dan Cronin 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. Low Water Bridge performs at the Lone Oak Tavern (12696 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce). Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1210. Visit loneoaktavern.com.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26...

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

2 p.m. Gallery Talk & Tea with Gail Guirreri-Maslyk at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) is a FREE event, led by the artist who discusses her fox hunting- and sporting-themed canvases. Exhibit runs through Feb. 29. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org, or go to visitlongbranch.org.

5 p.m. Power of 8 Healing Group at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by Mercia deMelo. Group meets weekly on six consecutive Sundays to learn how to use the power of intention to open up hearts, heal oneself and others based on the book “Power of 8” by Lynne McTaggart. $60 for 6 weeks; $15 drop-in fee. Contact the Sanctuary at 540-227-0564 or info@sanctuaryberryville.com.

MONDAY, JAN. 27...

6:30 p.m. Clarke County School Board meets in the Clarke County Public Schools Administrative Office multipurpose room (317 W. Main St., Berryville). Contact 540-955-6100 or weirr@clarke.k12.va.us.
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Volunteer firefighters hung a U.S. flag between two ladder trucks along Va. 7 at the Shenandoah River bridge on Jan. 19 to honor the late Robert Freschi Sr. Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Company 8 apparatus led the procession of mourners from Berryville to the station in Bluemont following Mr. Freschi’s memorial service.

Ladder trucks from John H. Enders Fire Company and Mount Weather Fire & Rescue Company formed the arch, and firefighters stood at attention as the procession passed. Forming an arch with ladder trucks and flag is a decades-old tradition in the firefighting community.

Bob Freschi, who died Dec. 31, was a founding member of Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, responding to calls and volunteering in other capacities for more than 40 years. His wife of 66 years, Barbara, was also a Blue Ridge firefighter and founding member. She died in 2018. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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Volunteer firefighters hung a U.S. flag between two ladder trucks along Va. 7 at the Shenandoah River bridge on Jan. 19 to honor the late Robert Freschi Sr. Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Company 8 apparatus led the procession of mourners from Berryville to the station in Bluemont following Mr. Freschi’s memorial service.

Ladder trucks from John H. Enders Fire Company and Mount Weather Fire & Rescue Company formed the arch, and firefighters stood at attention as the procession passed. Forming an arch with ladder trucks and flag is a decades-old tradition in the firefighting community.

Bob Freschi, who died Dec. 31, was a founding member of Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire & Rescue Company, responding to calls and volunteering in other capacities for more than 40 years. His wife of 66 years, Barbara, was also a Blue Ridge firefighter and founding member. She died in 2018. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Thank you for making a record of this. What a fitting tribute.

Such an amazing tribute, this community and the town of Berryville is such an amazing community.

R.I.P. Berryville is the best. They come together no matter. Thank you for service.

Thank you, Bob, for your many years of volunteer service. R. I. P

Such a nice thing to do.

What a great memorial for him

Wonderful tribute to a wonderful man.

This was very special for Mr. FRESCHI.

Thanks for your service.🚒

A nice tribute. May they both RIP.

Thanks for your service

Wonderful tribute

Bob was a wonderful man. I shall miss him.😞

R.I.P Brother

Thank you, Cathy Kuehner.

So awesome

Very deserving.

Awesome

God bless.

Danielle Bowman

Melodee Shepherd Kristie Garrison Jones

Lisa Ott, Hans Schenk, Karla Yarbrough

Rest easy brother, thanks for your service

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• Expect alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs northbound and southbound along U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and the West Virginia state line, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
• Expect alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs eastbound and westbound along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 606 (River Road) and the Loudoun County line, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23 and 24.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT
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• Expect alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs northbound and southbound along U.S. 340 (Lord Fairfax Hwy.) between Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) and the West Virginia state line, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22.
• Expect alternating lane closures for shoulder repairs eastbound and westbound along Va. 7 (Harry Byrd Hwy.) between Rt. 606 (River Road) and the Loudoun County line, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Jan. 23 and 24.
• Watch for flagger traffic control for utility tree trimming along various roads weekdays during daylight hours. #ClarkeCountyVirginia #VDOT

VDOT, which maintains Clarke County roads, posted a release in advance of the mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected on Saturday, Jan. 18: virginiadot.org/newsroom/staunton/2020/vdot-ready-for-slick-saturday-in-the-shenandoah-valley1-17-2020.asp #VDOT ... See MoreSee Less

VDOT, which maintains Clarke County roads, posted a release in advance of the mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain expected on Saturday, Jan. 18: virginiadot.org/newsroom/staunton/2020/vdot-ready-for-slick-saturday-in-the-shenandoah-valley1-17-2020.asp #VDOT

J. Michael Hobert received the 2019 Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award from Wingate Mackay-Smith (left) and Natural Resource Planner Alison Teetor during a luncheon at the Millwood Country Club on Jan. 16. Hobert served on the Clarke County Board of Supervisors for 16 years, during which time he helped create and then served as a founding member of the Conservation Easement Authority.

The Authority established the Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award in 2014 to honor individuals, groups, and organizations for their significant contributions to preserve and protect open spaces in the county. Mackay-Smith was the first recipient as she was instrumental in helping the Board establish the Authority, and she helped negotiate its first easement purchase — historic Greenway Court — the colonial-era home of Lord Thomas Fairfax.

Since the Authority and its easement purchase program were established in 2002, the Authority and other easement-holding organizations have helped Clarke landowners place 26,744 acres in easement, so almost a quarter of Clarke County’s 113,920 acres is protected by conservation easements.

Easements are voluntary agreements negotiated between landowners and public agencies in exchange for payment and various income and estate tax benefits. Learn more at clarkelandconservation.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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J. Michael Hobert received the 2019 Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award from Wingate Mackay-Smith (left) and Natural Resource Planner Alison Teetor during a luncheon at the Millwood Country Club on Jan. 16. Hobert served on the Clarke County Board of Supervisors for 16 years, during which time he helped create and then served as a founding member of the Conservation Easement Authority.

The Authority established the Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award in 2014 to honor individuals, groups, and organizations for their significant contributions to preserve and protect open spaces in the county. Mackay-Smith was the first recipient as she was instrumental in helping the Board establish the Authority, and she helped negotiate its first easement purchase — historic Greenway Court — the colonial-era home of Lord Thomas Fairfax.

Since the Authority and its easement purchase program were established in 2002, the Authority and other easement-holding organizations have helped Clarke landowners place 26,744 acres in easement, so almost a quarter of Clarke County’s 113,920 acres is protected by conservation easements.

Easements are voluntary agreements negotiated between landowners and public agencies in exchange for payment and various income and estate tax benefits. Learn more at clarkelandconservation.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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What a wonderful award and to one of Clarke County's best. Congrats

Congratulations! It's good to c u even if it's just a picture.

Congratulations Mike. Good to see you, you look good as always ❤️

Congrats, Mike! Well deserved!👍

Congratulations Mike, no one more deserving!!

Congratulations! Well deserved!

Congratulations Mike !!

Congratulations, Mike! 💘

Congratulations, Michael!

Congratulations, Michael!

Congratulations my friend, so proud of you.

Congratulations, Mike.!!

Congratulations Michael !

Congratulations Mike!

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Congratulations!!!

Well deserved.

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#TBT Americans legally imbibed for the last time on Jan. 16, 1920, before the nation became officially dry on Jan. 17. The 18th Amendment – Prohibition – was a nationwide ban on the sale and import of alcoholic beverages that lasted from 1920 to Dec. 5, 1933.

One of Berryville’s saloons was Winston Hall, located on East Main Street and named for singer Jenny Winston. It was built in 1881 by Siz Daingerfield, a black entrepreneur who operated the saloon. Upstairs was the the town’s largest meeting hall, which was also used for entertainment and school graduations. Later, the upper floor served as a Virginia National Guard Armory. Purchased by the Bank of Clarke County in 1957, Winston Hall was demolished in 1962 to expand the bank’s building. (Photo was taken in 1951.)

The Anti-Saloon League was the leading organization lobbying for prohibition in the U.S. The Clarke Courier newspaper published an article on Jan. 29, 1920, noting that Collector of the Revenue Daniel C. Roper, who supported Eighteenth Amendment, denied allowing his name to be used on Anti-Saloon League materials. #ClarkeCountyVirginia
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#TBT Americans legally imbibed for the last time on Jan. 16, 1920, before the nation became officially dry on Jan. 17. The 18th Amendment – Prohibition – was a nationwide ban on the sale and import of alcoholic beverages that lasted from 1920 to Dec. 5, 1933.

One of Berryville’s saloons was Winston Hall, located on East Main Street and named for singer Jenny Winston. It was built in 1881 by Siz Daingerfield, a black entrepreneur who operated the saloon. Upstairs was the the town’s largest meeting hall, which was also used for entertainment and school graduations. Later, the upper floor served as a Virginia National Guard Armory. Purchased by the Bank of Clarke County in 1957, Winston Hall was demolished in 1962 to expand the bank’s building. (Photo was taken in 1951.) 

The Anti-Saloon League was the leading organization lobbying for prohibition in the U.S. The Clarke Courier newspaper published an article on Jan. 29, 1920, noting that Collector of the Revenue Daniel C. Roper, who supported Eighteenth Amendment, denied allowing his name to be used on Anti-Saloon League materials. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Beautiful building! Neat story.

Berryville and Clarke County government offices are CLOSED Friday and Monday, Jan. 17 and 20. Friday is a state holiday, “Lee-Jackson Day.” Monday is “Martin Luther King Jr. Day,” a federal holiday. Also CLOSED Friday and Monday:
• Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane)
• Circuit Court (102 N. Church St., Berryville)
• Department of Social Services (311 E. Main St., Berryville)
• General District Court (104 N. Church St., Berryville)
• Juvenile & Domestic Court (104 N. Church St., Berryville)
• Parks & Recreation administrative offices (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville)

OPEN:
• Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane) is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• Convenience Center on Quarry Road is open as usual: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
• Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 & 18, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20.
• Clarke County Recreation Center building (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.
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Berryville and Clarke County government offices are CLOSED Friday and Monday, Jan. 17 and 20. Friday is a state holiday, “Lee-Jackson Day.” Monday is “Martin Luther King Jr. Day,” a federal holiday. Also CLOSED Friday and Monday:
• Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane)
• Circuit Court (102 N. Church St., Berryville)
• Department of Social Services (311 E. Main St., Berryville)
• General District Court (104 N. Church St., Berryville)
• Juvenile & Domestic Court (104 N. Church St., Berryville)
• Parks & Recreation administrative offices (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville)

OPEN:
• Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane) is open 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
• Convenience Center on Quarry Road is open as usual: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday.
• Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 17 & 18, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 20.
• Clarke County Recreation Center building (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.