Clark County

Virginia’s annual spring burning law is in effect now through April 30. This means burning is only allowed from 4 p.m. to midnight, and it 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. No new fires can be set after midnight, and fuel may not be added to existing fires. PRIOR TO BURNING: Call Clarke County Communications Center dispatch at 540-955-1234 to report a fire will be set, and call dispatch when the fire is extinguished. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Virginia’s annual spring burning law is in effect now through April 30. This means burning is only allowed from 4 p.m. to midnight, and it 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. No new fires can be set after midnight, and fuel may not be added to existing fires. PRIOR TO BURNING: Call Clarke County Communications Center dispatch at 540-955-1234 to report a fire will be set, and call dispatch when the fire is extinguished. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Reel in and recycle! Late last fall, 17-year-old Alison Cooper of Front Royal made 30 recovery containers for monofilament – fishing line – from PVC pipe and installed them along the Shenandoah River, including Clarke County’s three public boat landings and the Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring. Alison got involved with the monofilament recovery project through her 4-H club in Texas. When the Cooper family moved to Virginia, Warren County helped fund the project. A Texas A&M program provided the signs. Alison will track how much fishing line is kept out of the Shenandoah by collecting the containers’ contents throughout fishing season. Learn more at mrrp.tamu.edu. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Reel in and recycle! Late last fall, 17-year-old Alison Cooper of Front Royal made 30 recovery containers for monofilament – fishing line – from PVC pipe and installed them along the Shenandoah River, including Clarke County’s three public boat landings and the Shenandoah University River Campus at Cool Spring. Alison got involved with the monofilament recovery project through her 4-H club in Texas. When the Cooper family moved to Virginia, Warren County helped fund the project. A Texas A&M program provided the signs. Alison will track how much fishing line is kept out of the Shenandoah by collecting the containers’ contents throughout fishing season. Learn more at mrrp.tamu.edu. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Thank you Aliaon!

Way to go Alison! Your stewardship is making a difference. ❤️🎣🦆🦅

Nice job

That is so awesome! Thank you, Alison!

Thank you Alison

I live in a community so over populated people have become jaded Cocoabeach

Wonderful

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On this Valentine’s Day, tell us what you love about Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

On this Valentine’s Day, tell us what you love about Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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The Stars

Everything. Beautiful roads for motorcycle rides.

The history behind what this small county is about.

The heavenly views and availability of buying local products. So luck to be able to buy local.

“Traffic jams” caused by tractors, loose cattle, or a flock of wild turkeys.

Nice people

NOT being Loudoun YET 💕

The quiet

The summers

The beauty,friendliness of the people and the variety of local products

The wide open spaces...

The mountains and the river!!!

Small Town Girl ❤️

Fresh air

There's no place like home!

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#TBT “Dognappers beware. We are on to you!” This group of Clarke County residents formed a grassroots organization to stop criminals who were stealing dogs and cats to sell for medical research, dogfights, fur, cult rituals, etc. This photo was taken in 1965 for a Life magazine feature about their efforts. By the 1970s, the group was called “Action 81,” because thieves often used the interstate to take stolen pets out of state. Action 81 educated the public, maintained data, and networked with other lost pet organizations across the U.S. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT “Dognappers beware. We are on to you!” This group of Clarke County residents formed a grassroots organization to stop criminals who were stealing dogs and cats to sell for medical research, dogfights, fur, cult rituals, etc. This photo was taken in 1965 for a Life magazine feature about their efforts. By the 1970s, the group was called “Action 81,” because thieves often used the interstate to take stolen pets out of state. Action 81 educated the public, maintained data, and networked with other lost pet organizations across the U.S. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day together! Leave a comment, and share what you love about Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Let’s celebrate Valentine’s Day together! Leave a comment, and share what you love about Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Millwood, Pops, Big Guy, SueCat, Reggae, Fast Eddy, Tequs and her Prince, Catfish/Wildcat, Worm, Crazy Johnny I, Bucky Beaver, Elvis, Head, Night Wind, Puppy, Gutherie, Moose, me Gidge, Mud Cat, JLee, Hound Dog, Sweet Corn, C Bass, NoNo, RyRy, E-Rock, Tman, Gman, Hot Dog, T-Bird and a plethora of other Wild and Zany Characters!!!!!

My Hometown!!

It’s farm country

We are away from the big city hustle and bustle. A relaxed environment is a plus.

Ty Unger chapels cows made the cut 😂

The people!!! Growing up I always wanted to live in a town where people still Say hello to each other!!

Love my small town life!

Nice people. Small and quiet yet close to the city.

The views, the people, the hometown feel...everything!💝

I love that it’s a beautiful oasis in the middle of neighboring high growth counties!

I remember growing up in Berryville and the surrounding county. Great place and much has stayed the same. Graduated from CCHS and very first job was working part-time in Silco store on main street.

Beautiful scenery, country livin lifestyle, and a friendly, helpful "neighbor helpin neighbor" mentality.

The people

It’s a Small town and people care about other people ❤️

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This mature, female pot-bellied pig was found Feb. 12 wandering around River Road, under the Va. 7 bridge. Clarke County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jason Hough transported the pig to the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). Her age is unknown, and best guess is she weighs about 100 pounds. She will be available for adoption on Feb. 24. Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

This mature, female pot-bellied pig was found Feb. 12 wandering around River Road, under the Va. 7 bridge. Clarke County Sheriffs Office Sgt. Jason Hough transported the pig to the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). Her age is unknown, and best guess is she weighs about 100 pounds. She will be available for adoption on Feb. 24. Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Ayana Malone, still looking to adopt?

She is not ready for adoption yet. We are taking names and making a list of people that want to adopt her. She will be ready for adoption after 2-24-19. and to answer some of your question.....She does not like to be on a leash. she doesn't even like to be carried. she does like her belly rubbed and she will take treats from your fingers very gently. and we are looking for a new home where she can live out the rest of her life, happily and healthy...no bacon.

John Black

Sharon Earhart

I want her!!! 6 acres in WV where she can live fat and roam free. (Like me!)😂

They don't have to wait a minimum amount of time to allow the owner to claim before adopting out?

Heather Jett

Melissa Redmond Cary, happy birthday to you

That’s one plump happy pig.

Lol..Yes connie..u need this..& lenny would love it to..

Tracy Kump

Poor baby

Angel Hoernlein Johnson

Jamie Clark...your next adoption?

Joni McClellan awww Leles needs a friend! Lol

Tina Mayhew Nally what’s a 3rd one?!

Is she allowed to go on walks like the doggos?

Georgia Marie Andrews this is shannon on Jon's phone showing you this piggie.

Nikki Derflinger Edwards Penelope needs a sister 😂😉🐷🐖

Mike Cornett

She’s well fed how can anyone not be missing her?!

Rosa Marie!

Katie Charnley

Randy Simmons

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Clarke County Maintenance Director Joey Braithwaite updates the “hours of operation” sign at the Clarke County Convenience Center. As of Feb. 18, the facility for household trash and recyclables is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays in addition to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The center at 90 Quarry Road (Rt. 612) opened for Clarke residents on Jan. 12. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County Maintenance Director Joey Braithwaite updates the “hours of operation” sign at the Clarke County Convenience Center. As of Feb. 18, the facility for household trash and recyclables is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Mondays in addition to 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays. The center at 90 Quarry Road (Rt. 612) opened for Clarke residents on Jan. 12. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Thank you for the update, big improvement for Retreat people.

Bonnie Fowler

But probably not this Monday, right?

Jackson HutchinsonJr

Thank you, I was just thinking about when you would be expanding your hrs. We are grateful you opened this center in our area.

Thank you for being there! My 25-30 min one way trip is now about 2 miles away. Loving this place. And everyone I've run into there has said the same

Yeah- we love the convenience!

Caitlin Ripley

Ty

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VDOT reports today, Feb. 13, that Old Charles Town Road (Rt. 761) is closed at the Clarke-Frederick line because of flooding. Find 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. ... See MoreSee Less

VDOT reports today, Feb. 13, that Old Charles Town Road (Rt. 761) is closed at the Clarke-Frederick line because of flooding. Find 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.

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the following are CLOSED on Monday, Feb. 18: Berryville-Clarke County Government Center, Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Court, Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County Library, Clarke County Social Services, and Parks and Recreation administrative offices. The Clarke County Recreation Center building is OPEN 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

In observance of Presidents’ Day, the following are CLOSED on Monday, Feb. 18: Berryville-Clarke County Government Center, Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Court, Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County Library, Clarke County Social Services, and Parks and Recreation administrative offices. The Clarke County Recreation Center building is OPEN 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Wowzers! The Shenandoah River that flows through Clarke County is on the left, merging with the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry. This photo by Steven Angel was posted Feb. 12 by Shenandoah Riverkeeper. #ClarkeCountyVirginiaConfluence of the Potomac and the Shenandoah yesterday at Harpers Ferry, WV. Mad props to Steven Angel for the aerial shot! The ‘doah looks pretty good compared to the coffee and cream of the Potomac. ... See MoreSee Less

Wowzers! The Shenandoah River that flows through Clarke County is on the left, merging with the Potomac River at Harpers Ferry. This photo by Steven Angel was posted Feb. 12 by Shenandoah Riverkeeper. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Cody Sibert Sam Nocito Cristy Clark check this out

Amazing 😳

A beautiful picture

I have seen this in Costa Rica the two rivers there had different minerals in them. one green and one brown.

Potomac seems to have a lot of soil erosion?

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Friday, Feb. 15, is the deadline to file value depreciation forms for farm equipment, tangible business property, machinery, and tools. These forms were mailed to all Clarke business owners and farmers on record. High-mileage forms for all vehicles in the county – included in everyone’s December tax bill – are also due Feb. 15. Completing these forms by Friday will effect your June and December 2019 tax bills. For more information call the Commissioner of the Revenue at 540-955-5108 or go to clarkecounty.gov/government/commissioner-of-revenue. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday, Feb. 15, is the deadline to file value depreciation forms for farm equipment, tangible business property, machinery, and tools. These forms were mailed to all Clarke business owners and farmers on record. High-mileage forms for all vehicles in the county – included in everyone’s December tax bill – are also due Feb. 15. Completing these forms by Friday will effect your June and December 2019 tax bills. For more information call the Commissioner of the Revenue at 540-955-5108 or go to clarkecounty.gov/government/commissioner-of-revenue.

ADOPTED! Pet of the Week: Lucas, a well-behaved 2-year-old neutered male Rottweiler, is available for adoption at the Clarke County Animal Shelter. Shelter manager Jenny Wright says 95-pound Lucas is a bit shy around men, and he needs an owner who has experience with Rottweilers. Like all animals at the shelter, his adoption fee is $25. Call 540-955-5104 or contact Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

ADOPTED! Pet of the Week: Lucas, a well-behaved 2-year-old neutered male Rottweiler, is available for adoption at the Clarke County Animal Shelter. Shelter manager Jenny Wright says 95-pound Lucas is a bit shy around men, and he needs an owner who has experience with Rottweilers. Like all animals at the shelter, his adoption fee is $25. Call 540-955-5104 or contact Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Margaret, Adam, Madalyn - his new owners are signing his paperwork as I type this

These are wonderful dogs...loyal and protective. If I didn't have 2 cats, I would consider him.

Beautiful sweet boy!

Jeff Smallwood please please pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Go get him Steph Flossie would love him🐾🐾🐾🐾

Handsome

Poor Darrell Curtis, he a handsome boy but just wouldn’t like you

Aww he's beautiful. I would love to have him but I need a bigger place first.

My heart is melting. 💚💜💙

Gina... look at this cute boy

Is he good with cats?

Shannon Martin Dave and Justine?

Omg. He is just the cutest. I’ve had two Rottweilers and no man in my house, though I would work with him on overcoming this of course. How is he with other dogs? I have a 1 yr old female lab mix.

So handsome

Sad I missed him, but happy he found a home so quickly. To whomever adopted him, if you ever consider rehoming him please message me.

No. He was already gone

Beautiful boy! Glad he was adopted.❤️❤️

It says he's been adopted. Gracie Westfall/Bobby Westfall did you all get him?

Is Lucas still available for adoption? Clarke County Humane Foundation

Beverly Cunningham

Jen Said here's your boy.

Your going home handsome boy congrats

I pray he has a wonderful home with a loving family. Rottie’s are such a loving and loyal breed. 💜🐾

He is handsome. So happy he has a forever home.

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyEvent information was gathered 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. The Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is closed Monday, Feb. 18, in observance of Presidents’ Day. Also closed: Circuit Court, General District Court, Juvenile & Domestic Court, Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County Library, Clarke County 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. 18. 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11: Clarke County Board of Supervisors work session is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11: Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) explore gentle, yoga-based practices to increase mobility and strengthen. Cost is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12: Berryville Town Council regular meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact the town at 540-955-1099 or townclerk@berryvilleva.gov. 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Clarke County Board of Supervisors FY2020 Finance Budget (Schools) meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is led by Anna Billman. Cost is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13: Clarke County Board of Supervisors FY2020 Finance Budget (Agencies) meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: Story Art at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children ages 5 to 9 to be creative with hands-on projects every Thursday. Story Art is free; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: Tarot Time Meetup at Hagstone (14 W. Main St., Berryville) is free and open to the public. Contact Hagstone at 540-357-6842. 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: Vinyasa Yoga at Long Branch (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) is $20 per drop-in, or ask about class pass. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org. 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: 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. Thursday, Feb. 14: 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. 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 14: The Nighthawks perform at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Feb. 15: Free Food Bank at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E. Main St., Berryville) is for Clarke County residents who need additional food for themselves or their families. Contact Clarke County Social Services at 540-955-3700. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Shenandoah Valley Steam and Gas Engine Association General Membership Meeting is at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville). The SVSGEA hosts the annual Steam Engine Show at the fairgrounds. Contact SVSGEA president Robert Brown at 540-272-0931 or ford1948slb@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Ricky J & Blue Rhythm perform at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Open Mic & Talent Night for Teens at Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) invites teenagers to perform music, dance, poetry, etc. Cost is $10. Contact Recreation Program Coordinator Shannon Martin at 540-955-5143 or smartin@clarkecounty.gov. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15: Skate Night Date Night at Mac’s Roller Rink (5030 Front Royal Pike, White Post) invites you to skate with your special someone. Call Mac’s at 540-869-2129. Visit macsrollerrink.com. Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15 to 17: Mad Hatter Teas at the Tea Cart (16 W. Main St., Berryville) offers 11 a.m. seatings for children and 2 p.m. seatings for adults each day. Each tea includes games, prizes, and a special menu. $40 per adult; $26 per child 10 and under. Contact the Tea Cart at 540-955-0832, info@theteacartva.com, or reservations@theteacartva.com. 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: New Merchandise Sale at Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville) includes grocery items, drinks, toiletries, cleaning supplies, paper products, household items, pet supplies, and much more. Contact Top of Virginia Auctions at 540-869-4450 or topofvirginia@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16: Meisha Herron Blues performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 16: Rhymes with Bucket performs at the Lone Oak Tavern (12696 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce). Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1210. Visit loneoaktavern.com. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: 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. Sunday, Feb. 17: Live Music with Diablo Dimes at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Elvis Quilt Exhibit Opening at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a free reception. The exhibit of Elvis Presley-inspired quilts runs through March 30. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Restorative Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) leads participants towards a regenerating and recuperative experience. Cost is $20. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: Aphrodisiacs, Chocolate, and Red Wine: Health Benefits & Samples at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) is led by registered medical herbalist Geo Giordano of the Sanctuary Wellness Center. Learn about the health benefits of chocolate and red wine through scientific data and samples. $25 per person; $45 per couple. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org for details. 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17: “The King,” an Elvis Presley documentary, is shown at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Admission is $8. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 17: Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) explore gentle, yoga-based practices to increase mobility and strengthen. Cost is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19: Clarke County Board of Supervisors regular meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.; evening session begins at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions include a Citizens Comment period, when residents may speak on any subject. Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. Find meeting packets at clarkecounty.gov/government/meeting-packets.html. ... See MoreSee Less

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So cool! The Winchester Star today features Clarke County’s Edge-Wood Dairy and its amazing robotic milking system. Robert and Donna Koon (at far left and right in photo) installed the computerized machines last year so their 135 cows can be milked at any time, eliminating the need for the Koons – including sons Jacob, Calvin, Caleb, and Clayton – to spend 16-man hours daily milking cows every 12 hours, 365 days a year. The Koons’ dairy is one of three in Clarke County, and it’s the only one using a robotic system. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

So cool! The Winchester Star today features Clarke County’s Edge-Wood Dairy and its amazing robotic milking system. Robert and Donna Koon (at far left and right in photo) installed the computerized machines last year so their 135 cows can be milked at any time, eliminating the need for the Koons – including sons Jacob, Calvin, Caleb, and Clayton – to spend 16-man hours daily milking cows every 12 hours, 365 days a year. The Koons’ dairy is one of three in Clarke County, and it’s the only one using a robotic system. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Wonderful family! You go guys!

It's amazing and admirable the time, dedication, blood, sweat, sacrifice, and love the Koons have put into finding new ways to keep the dairy industry alive in Clarke County. Brilliant job! Love you all!

Calvin Koon Caleb Koon proud of you guys!! And of course "Hope" making the picture complete 😆😍

That was a great day!

I want to see this in action

Very nice and very nice family . Was thankful to have been able to see it in action!!

Congratulations

That’s very cool!

Congratulations, to the Koon’s Family!

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The Forum for Sustaining Agriculture showcases new projects and programs that enhance farm and rural business profitability. The March 8 forum is open to area farmers, business owners, and those interested in sustainable agriculture. Find the conference schedule and registration form at biz.loudoun.gov/forum. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

The Forum for Sustaining Agriculture showcases new projects and programs that enhance farm and rural business profitability. The March 8 forum is open to area farmers, business owners, and those interested in sustainable agriculture. Find the conference schedule and registration form at biz.loudoun.gov/forum. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

#TBT As a result of back-to-back snowstorms in late January 1966, more than 30 inches of snow fell on Clarke County. Then, howling winds created great drifts. This photo published in the Feb. 3 edition of The Clarke Courier shows U.S. 340 near “Linda’s Restaurant.” Does anyone remember “Linda’s”? #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT As a result of back-to-back snowstorms in late January 1966, more than 30 inches of snow fell on Clarke County. Then, howling winds created great drifts. This photo published in the Feb. 3 edition of The Clarke Courier shows U.S. 340 near “Linda’s Restaurant.” Does anyone remember “Linda’s”? #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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I do not know where Linda's was BUT I do remember the drifts on my school bus route which included Bluemont, Bloomfield and Yellow Schoolhouse Rd. The drifts were so high on 626 from 734 to Bloomfield that you could stand on top of the drifts & touch the telephone lines. On Yellow Schoolhouse the drifts were so high that my bus could not get around the curve above the Walsh farm until a student (good ol' Chubby Kirkpatrick) got out & did some shoveling. And people fuss about the snows we have now. They just do not know about the REAL snows we had back then. I'd like for them to try to drive in those snows when they can't even drive in 3" today. (We were running with dual chains that we put on ourselves NOT those little sissy chains that automatically come down now.). Poor babies!!! 😜 Nancy Bell Duke

My brother was born during this snow and my Daddy was snowed in in Brandywine. wV.

That was a great snow for making snow tunnels & forts !

oh yea - the snow was up on the windows at our house on Kentmere Farm

Wow. Maryland drivers causing issues on VA since 1966.

I remember this snow too!!! And I’m thanking God today that the tunnels that my neighbor, Freddy and I, dug into the drifts created by this, didn’t collapse and kill both of us!!!!! I also remember later, walking on top of it, because it had created a hard crust. ( I was only 5 at the time).

I pray that history never repeats itself!!!

I definitely remember Linda's restaurant!

Linda's is probably where the current Gas Mart is now.

That really was a bunch of snow.

Thanks for sharing

All of this snow changed our class from 6/6/66 to 6/9/66. We had to put additional card in invitation to change the date. Ugh

I remember this storm and being with Dad in his tow truck.

Yes

I sure remember that

We went to school with linda.

Wow. Remember the restaurant, great food.

I lived in Shepherdstown. The same way. We didn’t go to school for 3 weeks. I just about went nuts. Now I know what nuts feel like

I remember this storm. I was living in Baltimore at the time. Baltimore city schools were closed for a week, and because of the high winds and the drifting snow, the snow plows got stuck trying to clear the streets...talk about a mess.

Oh, I remember!! WOW!! Crazy, crazy high drifts!

Drove home from college during it after exams in my '58 Plymouth!

I remember

I left for Alabama just ahead of that storm. Felt bad leaving all that work for my Dad, but you gotta do what you gotta do. Loved that man and miss him every day.

Loudoun county had similar storms in the 50’s.

I do

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The trash-collection contractor that serves Boyce on Wednesdays is no longer picking up recyclables left at the curb; everything is now considered trash. All county residents who want to recycle may take unbagged paper, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic (#1 and #2 only ) to local convenience centers, including Clarke County’s new facility for household trash at 90 Quarry Road/Rt. 612 (open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays). Contact Boyce Town Hall at 540-837-2901 or boyceva@verizon.net. ... See MoreSee Less

The trash-collection contractor that serves Boyce on Wednesdays is no longer picking up recyclables left at the curb; everything is now considered trash. All county residents who want to recycle may take unbagged paper, cardboard, aluminum, and plastic (#1 and #2 only ) to local convenience centers, including Clarke County’s new facility for household trash at 90 Quarry Road/Rt. 612 (open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays). Contact Boyce Town Hall at 540-837-2901 or boyceva@verizon.net.

 

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Finding ways to use all its recyclable materials became a challenge for the United States in July 2017, when China announced it would stop buying 24 kinds of recyclables, including unsorted paper, plastics, and cardboard. The ban is part of China’s efforts to be stricter about the quality of materials it brings into the country. Further, when non-recyclable items and food waste are mixed in with recyclables, or when recyclable items are placed in the wrong bins, all the contaminated material becomes trash. Some people are diligent about cleaning and sorting their recyclables, but it only takes one person throwing food or other waste into a bin to render it all trash. Glass is not accepted because it is no longer in demand as a recyclable material. Frederick County stopped accepting glass in 2016 when the cost of collecting it went from free to $72 per ton, and when it became increasingly difficult to find buyers interested in recycled glass.

For what it's worth.... there's nothing "convenient" about a convenience center regardless of where it's located. So, this is about China and a few people not following the rules resulting in "this is why we can't have nice things." I have questions. - "The company" started charging $72 per ton. How many tons of recycling does the town of Boyce produce annually? Seems to me that's an important question to determine costs to the residents. As a taxpayer, I want the ability to determine if our tax rate covers the cost (even $72 per ton) without a significant increase to my bottom line... OR lobby for a reduction in taxes for a service I'm paying for, but no longer receive. - How many other companies/contractors did the town contact to see if a better rate - including free, are available to provide the service? This seems like an arbitrary decision based solely on what "the company" has told the town. What additional due diligence was performed to possibly continue the service?

This is happening everywhere

so we should be expecting a reduction in our town taxes then right?

This issue is not isolated to Boyce. I actually give credit to the Company for stopping the charade and being honest. And yes, of course I support recycling. I equate recycling to the Metric system in the U. S. Sad but true.

It's bc they are taking the recycling and dumping it in the trash and their claim to fame was that they sort it when they dump it. We all assumed they were full of nonsense and apparently we were right.

Absolutely irresponsible! Am expecting reduced taxes or new company that WILL be responsible for the future. And where is our Boyce recycle convenience center?

:(

Thank you, Ms Ruth!

Corey Maddox

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#TBT When direct dialing began at 2 a.m. Feb. 6, 1966, Berryville Mayor Garland Cantor made the first call to Central Alarm: 955-1234. His call was answered by Mrs. William Jackson. Donnie Fincham (back row), Ed Berlin, Gene Martin, Dorothy Logan, and Jean Martin watched the historic moment. According to The Clarke Courier, the last call on the old system was made by Maurice Wisecarver to his brother William. During the call, an operator cut in to tell the Wisecarvers their call would be disconnected while the switchover took place. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT When direct dialing began at 2 a.m. Feb. 6, 1966, Berryville Mayor Garland Cantor made the first call to Central Alarm: 955-1234. His call was answered by Mrs. William Jackson. Donnie Fincham (back row), Ed Berlin, Gene Martin, Dorothy Logan, and Jean Martin watched the historic moment. According to The Clarke Courier, the last call on the old system was made by Maurice Wisecarver to his brother William. During the call, an operator cut in to tell the Wisecarvers their call would be disconnected while the switchover took place. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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My amazing, beautiful and extremely missed Nannie! She rocked her job!!!! 😘

Remember this very well.

Wow. That makes Aunt Boots a celebrity.

And I love that Central is still Central

Actually I was working in DC for Government; we already,had 'direct dialing' for awhile!

This happened the year we graduated. Time flys

Fond memories of "operator" stories!

What a great memory.

Jordan Lee-Ann Childs, Kayla Childs, Brett Childs thought you might enjoy seeing this.

Bobby George...one of our favorite neighbors!

❤❤ ... I grew up with these ladies. My beautiful Mom!!

Soooo cool! Donnie’s grandmother Gertrude Beatty was the telephone operator in Bluemont in their own home. The switchboard stayed with the home when it was sold. Not sure if it is still there at “the Spring House”?

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High school students and FFA members Caiden Thompson, Huntley Dillon, Hayden Hartsell, and Kiley Ramey pose with a 350-pound Duroc sow that is expected to deliver her litter this week. For years, agriculture production students used Berryville’s historic Clermont Farm as a classroom. When the century-old barn was destroyed by fire in November, students lost two sows and 10 piglets. A Clermont ram also perished. CALF - Clarke Ag. Learning Foundation stepped in to help, and found a Maryland farmer who offered this pregnant sow. She has a new home at the Hartsell’s farm in Berryville, and the students will have piglets to raise and show at the Clarke County Fair in August. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

High school students and FFA members Caiden Thompson, Huntley Dillon, Hayden Hartsell, and Kiley Ramey pose with a 350-pound Duroc sow that is expected to deliver her litter this week. For years, agriculture production students used Berryville’s historic Clermont Farm as a classroom. When the century-old barn was destroyed by fire in November, students lost two sows and 10 piglets. A Clermont ram also perished. CALF - Clarke Ag. Learning Foundation stepped in to help, and found a Maryland farmer who offered this pregnant sow. She has a new home at the Hartsell’s farm in Berryville, and the students will have piglets to raise and show at the Clarke County Fair in August. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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This is such great news!! So excited to see how many and what they look like!!

Can’t wait to see the piglets

Me too ! 👍🏻

That's so awesome

New babies are exciting

Nothing cuter than a piglet.

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In 2018, the Berryville Police Department responded to 3,210 calls: 313 were related to criminal offenses, 1,293 were traffic related, and 1,604 were civil or service calls. The calls resulted in 68 physical custody arrests. Nine officers, including Chief Neal White (at right in photo), serve and protect the 2-square-mile town and its more than 4,300 residents. Find the department’s 2018 Annual Report at berryvilleva.gov/2245/Annual-Report #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

In 2018, the Berryville Police Department responded to 3,210 calls: 313 were related to criminal offenses, 1,293 were traffic related, and 1,604 were civil or service calls. The calls resulted in 68 physical custody arrests. Nine officers, including Chief Neal White (at right in photo), serve and protect the 2-square-mile town and its more than 4,300 residents. Find the department’s 2018 Annual Report at berryvilleva.gov/2245/Annual-Report #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Thanks for keeping everyone safe.

As one of the 4300 thank you for watching over my family, neighbors, and I. Be safe and we always have your back. Everyone goes home.

Appreciate you!

A huge THANK YOU to you all!

What a great little community we live in! Thank you for sharing!

Thank you for your service.

A group of outstanding men! Thank you not only for your service but your compassionate and caring hearts. Our community is blessed to have each one of you!

Thank you for your service

Thank you !

Thank you for keeping us safe.

God Bless all, and thanks

Thank you! You are so appreciated!

Thank you for your service

Great job for keeping the citizens of Berryville and Clarke County safe!🤙🏾

I plan on applying and hope to come on board one day. As a new resident of berryville thank you for all your sacrifices.

Thank you!

Thank you for keeping Berryville a safe community.

Thank you for all that you do in keeping us safe! God Bless!

I love the peace officers.

Thank you so much for your service.

Berryville's Finest

Thank you for always being kind to us. And, also clear. Communication is so important, so thank you!

Great job, Berryville PD.

Great job Mas to you and your fellow officers.

Thank you for working to keep us safe.

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The Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Communications Specialist whose primary duty is answering and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls. Clarke County also has full-time and part-time vacancies in the Department of Fire, EMS and Emergency Management. Find these and other jobs as well as applications at clarkecounty.gov/business/employment-opportunities. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

The Sheriff’s Office is accepting applications for Communications Specialist whose primary duty is answering and dispatching emergency and non-emergency calls. Clarke County also has full-time and part-time vacancies in the Department of Fire, EMS and Emergency Management. Find these and other jobs as well as applications at clarkecounty.gov/business/employment-opportunities. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Melissa Dunlap Spencer!!

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Jessica Ross

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Pets of the Week: Pip (top photo) and Kodiak are both 5-year-old domestic short-haired cats that lived together in their former home. Pip is spayed, and Kodiak is neutered. The adoption fee is $25 each at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). They do not have to be adopted together. Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Pets of the Week: Pip (top photo) and Kodiak are both 5-year-old domestic short-haired cats that lived together in their former home. Pip is spayed, and Kodiak is neutered. The adoption fee is $25 each at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). They do not have to be adopted together. Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyCalendar information was gathered 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. 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4: Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) explore gentle, yoga-based practices to increase mobility and strengthen. Cost is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: 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. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Clarke County Democrats Meeting is at Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville). Contact clarkedems@gmail.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Boyce Town Council meets in Town Hall (23 E. Main St.). Contact 540-837-2901 or boyceva@verizon.net. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6: Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is led by Anna Billman. Cost is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 4:45 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6: Animal Adventures Class at D.G. Cooley Upper Campus (34 Westwood Rd., Berryville) is a four-week Clarke County Parks and Recreation program, beginning Feb. 6. Children ages 5 to 12 will learn about basic biology, animal behavior, and the ecosystem. Classes include live animals and crafts. Cost is $75. To register, contact Parks and Recreation at 540-955- 5149 or ccpr@clarkecounty.gov. 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Headley’s Auction is at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville) on the first Thursday of every month. Contact 540-662-6350 or headley498@gmail.com, or go to headleysauctions.com. 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Story Art at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children ages 5 to 9 to be creative with hands-on projects every Thursday. Story Art is free; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Tarot Time Meetup at Hagstone (14 W. Main St., Berryville) is free and open to the public. Contact Hagstone at 540-357-6842. 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Vinyasa Yoga at Long Branch (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) is $20 per drop-in, or ask about class pass. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org. 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Old-Time, Celtic & Bluegrass Jams at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are free and open to acoustic musicians of all ages. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Annual White Post Village Association Meeting at White Post Restorations (1 Old Car Dr.) is open to all White Post residents. Contact the WPVA at 540-848-5200 or harrdware@gmail.com. 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: Broadway & Beyond with Peter Sklar at the Blue Ridge Studio for the Performing Arts (5 E. Main St., Berryville) is a free program for aspiring performers ages 7 and up and their parents. Peter Sklar, a New York-based educator and talent scout, is focused on child development, education, and the arts. Contact the studio at 540-955-2919 or nela@blueridgestudio.org. 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: 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 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7: First Thursday at NIK (Neighborhood Italian Kitchen, 15 Crow St., Berryville) features live music by Those Three Guys. Reservations recommended. Call the restaurant at 540-277-2974, or contact those3guystrio@gmail.com. 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8: Yoga Nidra at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is a conscious deep relaxation and immensely powerful meditation technique. Cost is $20. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8: “Bifrost” Movie Night at Hagstone (14 W. Main St., Berryville) is free and open to the LGBTQ and Magical communities. To reserve a seat, contact Hagstone at 540-357-6842. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8: Fencing Class at Boyce Elementary School (119 W. Main St.) is a 12-week, Friday night fencing class for ages 9 through adult sponsored by Clarke County Parks and Recreation. No experience necessary. Cost is $200. To register, contact Clarke County Parks and Recreation at 540-955- 5149. Visit fencing4u.com/VirginiaFencingClasses (This first class was originally scheduled Feb. 1.) 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8: Mike & the Cyclones perform at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 7 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: Pancake Breakfast at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) features pancakes, sausage gravy, eggs, sausage, and beverages. $10 per adult, $6 per child age 5 to 12, and children age 4 and under admitted free. Call 540-837-1228. 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: 15th Annual Black History Dramatic Reading Contest at Josephine School Community Museum (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 program is free and open to the public. Contact the Josephine School at 540-955-5512 or jschool515@verizon.net. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: Kindness Rocks Painting at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children and adults to spread kindness by painting small rocks to place in the community where others may find them. All supplies are provided; event is free. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: Cash Party at Blue Ridge Volunteer Fire and Rescue, Company 8 (131 Retreat Rd., Bluemont) supports the squad. A $25 ticket is good for all-you-can-eat dinner and a chance to win $1,000. Contact 540-955-4000 or jcwhi7@aol.com. 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: Berryville Bluegrass Concert with Russell Moore and III Tyme Out with Circa Blue is at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Blvd.). Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $26 in advance or $29 at the door. Contact Frank Jurney at 540-303-1483 or frank@berryvillebluegrass.com. Visit berryvillebluegrass.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: Deja Blue performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9: Country Guitarist-Singer Juliana MacDowell performs at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10: 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. Sunday, Feb. 10: Sunday Yoga Bliss at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is a reflective practice merged with meditation. Cost is $20. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10: Live Music with Gary Smallwood at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com. 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11: Clarke County Board of Supervisors work session is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 6:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11: Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) explore gentle, yoga-based practices to increase mobility and strengthen. Cost is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday: William Chewning Art Exhibit at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) has been extended through Thursday, Feb. 7. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily: Robert Ballard Art Show at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is open through Feb. 28. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. ... See MoreSee Less

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Spring is coming soon! Harley, a Blue Ridge Wildlife Center educational ambassador, emerged from her tree stump on Feb. 2 and did not see her shadow. Famous weather-prognosticating groundhogs – Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, Woodstock Willie of Illinois, and New York City’s Staten Island Chuck – didn’t see their shadows either, unanimously predicting an early spring. Chattanooga Chuck saw his shadow in Tennessee, forecasting six more weeks of winter there. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Spring is coming soon! Harley, a Blue Ridge Wildlife Center educational ambassador, emerged from her tree stump on Feb. 2 and did not see her shadow. Famous weather-prognosticating groundhogs – Pennsylvania’s Punxsutawney Phil, Woodstock Willie of Illinois, and New York City’s Staten Island Chuck – didn’t see their shadows either, unanimously predicting an early spring. Chattanooga Chuck saw his shadow in Tennessee, forecasting six more weeks of winter there. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

FRIDAY, FEB. 1: The Clarke County Library, Treasurer’s Office, and Commissioner of Revenue Office in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are CLOSED. Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is CLOSED, and all evening programs are canceled. Other Clarke and Berryville government offices, including Circuit Court and General District Court remain OPEN. Find current road conditions at 511virginia.org. ... See MoreSee Less

FRIDAY, FEB. 1: The Clarke County Library, Treasurer’s Office, and Commissioner of Revenue Office in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are CLOSED. Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is CLOSED, and all evening programs are canceled. Other Clarke and Berryville government offices, including Circuit Court and General District Court remain OPEN. Find current road conditions at 511virginia.org.

The Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is closed today, Feb. 1. The library is normally open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Call 540-955-5144 or email ccl@handleyregional.org. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is closed today, Feb. 1. The library is normally open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Friday. Call 540-955-5144 or email ccl@handleyregional.org.

 

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CORRECTION: The Clarke County Library is normally open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Laurine - Are those hours right? I thought they were “normalized” last year.

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Feb. 1. The center is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Feb. 1. The center is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information.

#TBT Members of the Northern Virginia Hairdressers prepare for National Beauty Salon Week 1969. The Clarke Courier published this photo of Darlene Davis, Carol Sue Bumgarner, Jeanne Royston, Georgia Homar, Naomi Lowden, Margaret Ann Wood, Esther Baughman, Helen Marcus, Vada Hall, Becky Myers, and Wanda Blankenship in its Jan. 30, 1969, edition. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT Members of the Northern Virginia Hairdressers prepare for National Beauty Salon Week 1969. The Clarke Courier published this photo of Darlene Davis, Carol Sue Bumgarner, Jeanne Royston, Georgia Homar, Naomi Lowden, Margaret Ann Wood, Esther Baughman, Helen Marcus, Vada Hall, Becky Myers, and Wanda Blankenship in its Jan. 30, 1969, edition. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Naomi Lowden pierced my ears with a cork and a darning needle! 😳

Mary Elizabeth Mizelle Abby McDonald

Alvin Blankenship , your momma?

Thanks mark. Yes it is my mom

#TBT In late January 2009, Clarke County students – like sophomore Jesse and freshman Sam – enjoyed back-to-back snow days when a big winter storm closed schools. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT In late January 2009, Clarke County students – like sophomore Jesse and freshman Sam – enjoyed back-to-back snow days when a big winter storm closed schools. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed again today, Jan. 31, because of the bitter cold. Homebound meals will not be delivered. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com, or go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed again today, Jan. 31, because of the bitter cold. Homebound meals will not be delivered. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com, or go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information.

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Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album!Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album! ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Brandon Tomblin-Carder don’t you miss this? 😁

Wonderful pictures

Stunning

Does anyone happen to know the total snow fall for Clarke County?

Brandon Tomblin-Carder 😁

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The Winchester Star reported on Jan. 28 that property and violent crime in Winchester city and Frederick and Clarke counties remained the same or decreased in most categories in 2018 compared to the previous four years. On Wednesday, Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper said, “Clarke County’s stats continue to mirror the national trend of declining crime rates. While we are encouraged by these numbers, the county is small enough that only a couple crimes can effect percentages. We also note the continuing opioid crisis means one desperate addict can be responsible for any number of crimes.” (Graphic by The Winchester Star) ... See MoreSee Less

The Winchester Star reported on Jan. 28 that property and violent crime in Winchester city and Frederick and Clarke counties remained the same or decreased in most categories in 2018 compared to the previous four years. On Wednesday, Clarke County Sheriff Tony Roper said, “Clarke County’s stats continue to mirror the national trend of declining crime rates. While we are encouraged by these numbers, the county is small enough that only a couple crimes can effect percentages. We also note the continuing opioid crisis means one desperate addict can be responsible for any number of crimes.” (Graphic by The Winchester Star)

 

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Robberies are way up? More roving patrols?

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 30. The center – located at the Clarke County Recreation Center – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 30. The center – located at the Clarke County Recreation Center – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information.

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#ClarkeCountyVirginia, Jan. 29, 2019Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Brandon Tomblin-Carder don’t you miss this? 😁

Wonderful pictures

Stunning

Does anyone happen to know the total snow fall for Clarke County?

Brandon Tomblin-Carder 😁

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Share your snow photos! Use #ClarkeCountyVirginia or send via email to pio@clarkecounty.gov.Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album! ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 29, because of an anticipated snowstorm. Homebound meals will be delivered. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center – located at the Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 29, because of an anticipated snowstorm. Homebound meals will be delivered. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center – located at the Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Go to shenandoahaaa.com for more information.

Pet of the Week: Camo is an eager-to-please, 5-year-old neutered male Beagle mix that has spent almost a year at the Clarke County Animal Shelter. Camo is trained, good with kids, and can be adopted for $25. Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at 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: Camo is an eager-to-please, 5-year-old neutered male Beagle mix that has spent almost a year at the Clarke County Animal Shelter. Camo is trained, good with kids, and can be adopted for $25. Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Visit the shelter at 225 Ramsburg Lane in Berryville. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Great news! Camo was adopted today, Jan. 30. <3

Does he like cats?

He is such a handsome little guy! He definitely deserves a furever home. ♥️

What a smart looking little dog..

How is he with other dogs

Please someone give this guy a home . I would but we have four dogs now my wife would kill me or move out he sound like the perfect dog for a young family Please

He’s so cute

He's been there for a year? Please someone adopt this precious doggie!

Poor guy! 1 year!! Keeps getting overlooked!!

He looks like he understands every word you say

So cute & nice coloring

Elliott Mongold

If I lived there I would get him in a heartbeat!

Billy Toman ??

Arnold Gale

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A Pine Knoll Construction crew reviews plans early this morning, Jan. 28, before beginning site work for the McDonald’s restaurant at 420 McNeil Drive in Berryville. After Pine Knoll prepares the site, Venture Construction Company, which specializes in restaurant and retail construction, will build the 3,042-square-foot McDonald’s that fronts North Buckmarsh Street (U.S. 340). #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

A Pine Knoll Construction crew reviews plans early this morning, Jan. 28, before beginning site work for the McDonald’s restaurant at 420 McNeil Drive in Berryville. After Pine Knoll prepares the site, Venture Construction Company, which specializes in restaurant and retail construction, will build the 3,042-square-foot McDonald’s that fronts North Buckmarsh Street (U.S. 340). #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Ryan Minnick

Here we go! The world will now end in Clarke County! 😂😂

Wish it had a Playland. For Flys birthday party.

I think it’s great. Now I won’t have to go to Winchester to drive through service.

What a shame!

Prepare for more trash in the river.

Mocha coffee♡

Breakfast burritos!

👍

fruit & yogurt & oatmeal should be a healthy choice.

🍟🍔 McDonalds in Berryille WOW.!! Fly Lambert that should put a big smile on your face. 😁

Every time I see their sign, I call them Twin Pines Mall #BTTF

Jamey Flynn treat yourself....big things happening

Gerrod Wright

I know that some folks don't want a McDonalds for various reasons, but I grew up here and we had a fast food Tastee Freeze. It was a great place to hang out in high school and a good place to get something quick to eat. They will not harm downtown, as the restaurants there have different fare and they will continue to do well. We will get tax revenue from the store and the sales, the kids love it and all in all, it will not do any harm to our community in any way at all that I can see. After over 20 years with the Planning Dept. I have seen so many "the sky is falling" situations and then the sky didn't fall. So, everyone take a deep breath. It will be just fine.

Sausage egg and cheese McMuffin!!!!!

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyCalendar information was gathered 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. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Trips and Tours Presentation at Clarke County Parks and Recreation (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) invites you to learn about upcoming trips to Hawaii, Eastern Canada, and national parks out west. Contact Recreation Program Coordinator Tracey Pitcock at 540-955-5140 or tpitcock@clarkecounty.gov. 6:45 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Prenatal Yoga at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) explore gentle, yoga-based practices to increase mobility and strengthen. Cost is $16. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. CANCELED 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Boyce Planning Commission meeting in Town Hall is canceled. Contact 540-837-2901 or boyceva@verizon.net. CANCELED Tuesday, Jan. 29: Clarke County Planning Commission work session in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is canceled. Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30: Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is led by Anna Billman. Cost is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31: Story Art at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children ages 5 to 9 to be creative with hands-on projects every Thursday. Story Art is free; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31: 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. Thursday, Jan. 31: 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. Thursday, Jan. 31: Monthly Blues Jam at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont) invites blues musicians to bring their instruments. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. CANCELED 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 1: Clarke County Planning Commission meeting in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is canceled. Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: 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 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: “Bifrost” Movie Night at Hagstone (14 W. Main St., Berryville) is free and open to the LGBTQ and Magical communities. To reserve a seat, contact Hagstone at 540-357-6842. 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: Fencing Class at Boyce Elementary School (119 W. Main St.) is the first of a 12-week, Friday night fencing class for ages 9 through adult sponsored by Clarke County Parks and Recreation. No experience necessary. Cost is $200. To register, contact Clarke County Parks and Recreation at 540-955- 5149. Visit fencing4u.com/VirginiaFencingClasses 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: First Friday Drum Circle at My Neighbor and Me (15 E. Main St., Berryville), led by percussionist Jona Masiya, is free and open to all. Drums are provided, or bring your own. Call 540 955 8124. Visit myneighborandme.com and mawuyadrummers.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: Wayne Lee Ray performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the restaurant at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1: Classical Guitarist Charles Mokotoff performs at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: 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. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: Top of Virginia Artisan Trail Open-Door Tour is the first Saturday of every month; participating artists and trail sites in Clarke County, Frederick County and Winchester vary. Follow Top of Virginia Artisan Trail on Facebook, or go to artisantrailnetwork.org/index.php/trail/top-of-virginia-artisan-trail. 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: 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. 2 p.m. Saturday Feb. 2: New Moon Circle at Turiya Yoga + Wellness (13 E. Main St., Berryville) is a heart-centered celebration and guided meditation. Cost is $25. Contact 540-212-9778 or turiyayogawellness@gmail.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2: Fast Eddie & Fast Lane Blues perform at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3: 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. Sunday, Feb. 3: Acoustic Soul at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com. 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3: “Embracing Change as You Age: Thriving in Your Mid-life Years and Beyond” at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is led by professional life coach Patty Maples, who will facilitate a discussion for women who desire community and support. Contact maplespatty@gmail.com, or go to pattymaples.com. 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 3: Super Bowl Party at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: 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. Contact the Clarke County Historical Association at 540-955-2600 or the Barns at 540-955-2004. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5: Boyce Town Council meets in Town Hall (23 E. Main St.). Contact 540-837-2901 or boyceva@verizon.net. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily: Robert Ballard Art Show at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is open through Feb. 28. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. ... See MoreSee Less

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This bust of Charles Burwell was created by Clarke County sculptor Malcolm Harlow before Burwell’s death in 2016 at age 98. The sculpture is on permanent display in the Clarke County Library, honoring the man who chaired the Clarke County Library Advisory Committee that in the early 1980s was tasked with finding space for a county library. The Berryville branch of the Handley Library opened in 1985 at 36 E. Main St. (now FISH of Clarke County), and moved to the then-new Berryville-Clarke County Government Center in 2009. The sculpture was given to the library by Burwell’s family. ... See MoreSee Less

This bust of Charles Burwell was created by Clarke County sculptor Malcolm Harlow before Burwell’s death in 2016 at age 98. The sculpture is on permanent display in the Clarke County Library, honoring the man who chaired the Clarke County Library Advisory Committee that in the early 1980s was tasked with finding space for a county library. The Berryville branch of the Handley Library opened in 1985 at 36 E. Main St. (now FISH of Clarke County), and moved to the then-new Berryville-Clarke County Government Center in 2009. The sculpture was given to the library by Burwell’s family.

 

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Malcolm lm Harlow has such an amazing talent...

Amazing! Simply amazing!

Attention Clarke County farmers, producers, and makers: Farm2Fork Affair will connect you with large-scale consumers throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Pre-event workshops for producers are offered on Jan. 29 in Woodstock and Feb. 6 in Augusta County. Learn more and register at farm2forkaffair.com ... See MoreSee Less

Attention Clarke County farmers, producers, and makers: Farm2Fork Affair will connect you with large-scale consumers throughout Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Pre-event workshops for producers are offered on Jan. 29 in Woodstock and Feb. 6 in Augusta County. Learn more and register at farm2forkaffair.com

#TBT These individuals stepped up to serve when the Berryville-Clarke County Chamber of Commerce reorganized in January 1989. The Bank of Clarke County hosts a “Meet Your Chamber Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at its 2 E. Main St., Berryville, branch. RSVP to sbowen@bankofclarke.com by Jan. 29. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT These individuals stepped up to serve when the Berryville-Clarke County Chamber of Commerce reorganized in January 1989. The Bank of Clarke County hosts a “Meet Your Chamber Mixer” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, at its 2 E. Main St., Berryville, branch. RSVP to sbowen@bankofclarke.com by Jan. 29. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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It was a great group of people, enthusiastic about the community and what could be done

What a great group!

Ashleigh Levi Griselda Levi

Flooded roads are inevitable with rain today combined with melting snow and ice. Go to “Text Views” in the orange bar at top of 511virginia.org. Drop down to “Road Conditions Table.” Find “All Jurisdictions” in the wide orange bar, and scroll down to Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Flooded roads are inevitable with rain today combined with melting snow and ice. Go to “Text Views” in the orange bar at top of 511virginia.org. Drop down to “Road Conditions Table.” Find “All Jurisdictions” in the wide orange bar, and scroll down to Clarke County. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

VDOT has placed warning signs along some Clarke roads, but patches of ice are everywhere. It’s up to drivers to anticipate slick spots on any road. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

VDOT has placed warning signs along some Clarke roads, but patches of ice are everywhere. It’s up to drivers to anticipate slick spots on any road. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Is it the responsibility of VDOT or land owners to ensure the culverts do not run out to the road and cause the ice hazards for drivers? On River Road and Randleston drive it is extremely dangerous. There is a huge culvert that runs directly from their property onto the road. The run off has now cause the roadway to crack. Pile up of ice. Called vdot yesterday and there are now signs and crews out there cleaning up the ditches.

There is a spot on moose road that is bad

Russell Road has icy spots! VDOT has signs posted. Drive careful 🚗🏍

Two days of below-freezing temperatures presented some challenges – but also created great beauty. Magnificent ice formations surround the head race and tail race at the Burwell-Morgan Mill, which has weathered many storms in its 236 years. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Two days of below-freezing temperatures presented some challenges – but also created great beauty. Magnificent ice formations surround the head race and tail race at the Burwell-Morgan Mill, which has weathered many storms in its 236 years. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 22, because of the frigid temperatures. Homebound meals will be delivered. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center – located on the northeast side of the Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Visit shenandoahaaa.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 22, because of the frigid temperatures. Homebound meals will be delivered. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center – located on the northeast side of the Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 and older. Contact the center at 540-955-3572 or clarkesc@shenandoahaaa.com. Visit shenandoahaaa.com for more information.

Pet of the Week: Remington is a 12-year-old, spayed female cat that was relinquished by her owners, who moved and couldn’t take her. Remington can be adopted for $25 at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Remington is a 12-year-old, spayed female cat that was relinquished by her owners, who moved and couldn’t take her. Remington can be adopted for $25 at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation.

 

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Karl Roche

What beautiful markings...

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We love Clarke County, and we love old photos of people and places here. Please add your photos to this album by sending them to pio@clarkecounty.gov or posting them on your Facebook page using #OldClarkeCountyVirginia. Include the details you know – year, location, names, etc. – and maybe others can add to the story.We love Clarke County, and we love old photos of people and places here. Please add your photos to this album by sending them to pio@clarkecounty.gov or posting them on your Facebook page using #OldClarkeCountyVirginia. Include the details you know – year, location, names, etc. – and maybe others can add to the story. ... See MoreSee Less

We love Clarke County, and we love old photos of people and places here. Please add your photos to this album by sending them to pio@clarkecounty.gov or posting them on your Facebook page using #OldClarkeCountyVirginia. Include the details you know – year, location, names, etc. – and maybe others can add to the story.Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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No cell phones

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Photo of Boyce by Antonia Cummings

 

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So beautiful

Beautiful!

Beautiful!

Beautiful picture.

Beautiful

Amazing!

Looks like the same architecture as Marshall Methodist Church before they built their addition.

So beautiful in Clarke County 🌟

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyThis calendar was gathered 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. Two free community meals are scheduled this week. See below. Berryville and Clarke County government offices are closed Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Court, and Clarke County Social Services are also closed. Clarke County Library is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 540-955-5144. Clarke County Recreation Center is open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 540-955-5140. 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Clarke County Board of Supervisors FY2020 Finance Budget meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Community Meal at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is a free meal for everyone on the fourth Tuesday of every month prepared by county churches. Contact Eleanor Lloyd at 540-247-6311. CANCELED 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Berryville Planning Commission meeting is canceled. Contact 540-955-1099 or townclerk@berryvilleva.gov. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is led by Anna Billman. Cost is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Clarke County Economic Development Advisory Committee meets in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Greg Martin performs an acoustic solo set at the Lone Oak Tavern (12696 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce). Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1210. Visit loneoaktavern.com. CANCELED 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23: Berryville Area Development Authority meeting is canceled. Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. noon Thursday, Jan. 24: Clarke County Community Service Council meets at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E. Main St., Berryville). The council is open to representatives of all non-profit, community service organizations. Its mission is to share ideas and coordinate efforts. Contact Sheryl Reid at 540-955-3446 or terryreid210@comcast.net. 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Clarke County Industrial Development Authority meets in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 1 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 24 to 27: Mary Poppins Teas at the Tea Cart (16 W. Main St., Berryville) are each $38 per adult; $22 per child 12 and under. Pre-payment and reservations are required. Contact the Tea Cart at 540-955-0832 or reservations@theteacartva.com. 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Story Art at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct.) invites children ages 5 to 9 to be creative with hands-on projects every Thursday. Story Art is free; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. 5:15 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Soul-Full Community Meal at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E Main St., Berryville) is a free meal for everyone on the fourth Thursday of every month prepared by county churches. Call 540-955-1264. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Clarke County Board of Supervisors FY2020 Finance Budget meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Tarot Time Meetup at Hagstone (14 W. Main St., Berryville) is free and open to the public. Contact Hagstone at 540-357-6842. 5:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: Vinyasa Yoga at Long Branch (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) is $20 per drop-in, or ask about class pass. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org. 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24: 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. Thursday, Jan. 24: 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. 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25: Chili Cook-Off at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville) is a Clarke County Band Programs fundraising event. Contest fee is $10 per entry; deadline to register was Jan. 18. Admission to sample chili is $10 per person and $5 per child under 12. For entry form, contact ccba_prez@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25: The 1, IV, Vs perform at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25: Mike & the Cyclones perform at the Lone Oak Tavern (12696 Lord Fairfax Hwy., Boyce). Contact the restaurant at 540-837-1210. Visit loneoaktavern.com. Friday through Sunday, Jan. 25 to 27: 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. Visit paruck.com for details. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: 4-H Youth Sewing Workshop Part 2 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office (524 Westwood Rd., Berryville) is open to youngsters ages 9 and up. (First class was Jan. 12.) To register for the free classes, contact the extension office at 540-955-5164 or clefeve@vt.edu. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Ninth Annual Seed Exchange at Blandy Experimental Farm and State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) invites you to bring seeds 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, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Publishing Workshop with Jane Friedman at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Millwood) covers the basics of how to get a book published. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org for details, or visit thevcla.org/publishing-workshop-with-jane-friedman. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Open House at Blue Ridge Wildlife Center (106 Island Farm Lane, Boyce) highlights the state-of-the-art wildlife hospital facility, the new “Raptor Walk,” and the wonderful wildlife ambassadors. Reservations are required; space is limited. Contact the center at 540-837-9000 or info@blueridgewildlifectr.org. Visit blueridgewildlifectr.org. 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Laser Tag Party at Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) is for players of all ages. Cost is $10. Contact Recreation Program Coordinator Shannon Martin at 540-955-5143 or smartin@clarkecounty.gov. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Berryville Bluegrass Concert with Lonesome River Band and Shadowgrass at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Blvd., Berryville) was originally set for Jan. 12 but was rescheduled because of snow. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $26 in advance or $29 at the door. Contact Frank Jurney at 540-303-1483 or frank@berryvillebluegrass.com. Visit berryvillebluegrass.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: Shortness of Breath performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26: The Music of Simon & Garfunkel is performed by Swearingen & Kelli at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27: 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. Sunday, Jan. 27: Live Music with Will Gomez at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com. 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Trips and Tours Presentation at Clarke County Parks and Recreation (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) invites you to learn about upcoming trips to Hawaii, Eastern Canada, and national parks out west. Contact Recreation Program Coordinator Tracey Pitcock at 540-955-5140 or tpitcock@clarkecounty.gov. 7:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28: Boyce Planning Commission meets in Town Hall (23 E. Main St.). Contact 540-837-2901 or boyceva@verizon.net. CANCELED Tuesday, Jan. 29: Clarke County Planning Commission work session in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center is canceled. 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Thank you so much for creating this!

Support the locally owned Clarke businesses you love while sitting in a chair! Go to Virginia Living magazine’s “Best of Virginia” survey at virginialiving.com/vote2019/. Vote in as many categories as you want. When you finish voting for Clarke’s “bests,” click “Submit.” You don’t have to finish the survey all at once. Use the same device to visit the survey again; your previous responses will be saved. Be creative with the Wild Card category! Vote for any Clarke business or destination that doesn’t fit anywhere else. ... See MoreSee Less

Support the locally owned Clarke businesses you love while sitting in a chair! Go to Virginia Living magazine’s “Best of Virginia” survey at virginialiving.com/vote2019/. Vote in as many categories as you want. When you finish voting for Clarke’s “bests,” click “Submit.” You don’t have to finish the survey all at once. Use the same device to visit the survey again; your previous responses will be saved. Be creative with the Wild Card category! Vote for any Clarke business or destination that doesn’t fit anywhere else.

 

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#30 is for best book store. #justsayin

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Clarke County, Virginia

We love Clarke County, and we love old photos of people and places here. Please add your photos to this album by sending them to pio@clarkecounty.gov or posting them on your Facebook page using #OldClarkeCountyVirginia. Include the details you know – year, location, names, etc. – and maybe others can add to the story.We love Clarke County, and we love old photos of people and places here. Please add your photos to this album by sending them to pio@clarkecounty.gov or posting them on your Facebook page using #OldClarkeCountyVirginia. Include the details you know – year, location, names, etc. – and maybe others can add to the story. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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4 weeks ago

Clarke County, Virginia

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Beautiful picture

Beautiful pic

Joe and Denise Sipe – owners of Sipe Christmas Tree Farm in White Post – were presented the 2019 Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award on Jan. 17. The award, which includes the unique birdhouse Joe is holding, honors property owners who preserve and protect open spaces through easements. Standing with the Sipes is “Winky” Mackay-Smith (center) for whom the award is named. The Sipes have grown pine trees on their 187-acre farm since 1976 and, in 2007, they placed the land in conservation easement, forever protecting it from development. Today, 23 percent of Clarke County’s 113,920 acres is protected by conservation easements. To learn more, go to clarkelandconservation.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Joe and Denise Sipe – owners of Sipe Christmas Tree Farm in White Post – were presented the 2019 Wingate Mackay-Smith Clarke County Land Conservation Award on Jan. 17. The award, which includes the unique birdhouse Joe is holding, honors property owners who preserve and protect open spaces through easements. Standing with the Sipes is “Winky” Mackay-Smith (center) for whom the award is named. The Sipes have grown pine trees on their 187-acre farm since 1976 and, in 2007, they placed the land in conservation easement, forever protecting it from development. Today, 23 percent of Clarke County’s 113,920 acres is protected by conservation easements. To learn more, go to clarkelandconservation.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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My step grandad and grandma...ive been working at the tree farm now since i was kid used to drag trees for people now i cut them gonna miss it when its all over

My Grandpop&Meme.....

I love the Sipes They are family to me My Daddy, Jason Keefer helped them cut trees for 32 years. They are such wonderful folks.

This is so great to receive this award and they’re so great to receive it ♥️

Ginger Reuling

Congratulations for a lifetime of a job well-done. We enjoy travelling through beautiful Clarke County, my birthplace. Thank you.

conservation easements are a great way to keep Clarke County beautiful. glad so many people are doing this.

Fly Home Birdhouses!

Wonderful people.

Oh he loved that birdhouse! Great folks!

How very wonderful!!

Love them! Family tradition for years to get our Christmas tree from them. Our son even gave them a framed picture of the three of them for Christmas he loves them so much. Great people! Congrats!

Great awards great picture

Orphée G. Ross

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#TBT The Farm Restaurant and Motel stood at the intersection of U.S. 50 and U.S. 340 until the mid-1990s – a few years after the original Sheetz convenience store and gas station opened in June 1992. Located next to The Farm Restaurant, the small Sheetz was built on the site of Lofton’s Texaco station, which closed in 1990. The Farm Restaurant was torn down in the late 1990s, and Sheetz was enlarged a number of times. The life-sized white bull that stood at The Farm came from the Buckley farm in White Post, where it stood at the U.S. 340 entrance for a decade. When Bob Buckley died, the bull was moved to the restaurant, where it stood for another 15 years. The bull was removed from the restaurant in May 1994, and later sold at auction to an abattoir in Frederick County. The statue was placed on top of the slaughterhouse building, and it was later destroyed by a disgruntled employee. The white bull at North American Breeders in Berryville is not the bull from The Farm Restaurant. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT The Farm Restaurant and Motel stood at the intersection of U.S. 50 and U.S. 340 until the mid-1990s – a few years after the original Sheetz convenience store and gas station opened in June 1992. Located next to The Farm Restaurant, the small Sheetz was built on the site of Lofton’s Texaco station, which closed in 1990. The Farm Restaurant was torn down in the late 1990s, and Sheetz was enlarged a number of times. The life-sized white bull that stood at The Farm came from the Buckley farm in White Post, where it stood at the U.S. 340 entrance for a decade. When Bob Buckley died, the bull was moved to the restaurant, where it stood for another 15 years. The bull was removed from the restaurant in May 1994, and later sold at auction to an abattoir in Frederick County. The statue was placed on top of the slaughterhouse building, and it was later destroyed by a disgruntled employee. The white bull at North American Breeders in Berryville is not the bull from The Farm Restaurant. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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An ashtray from The Farm Restaurant and Motel

A postcard image of The Farm – before the bull arrived from the Buckley farm.

A postcard image of The Farm Motel, just north of the restaurant. The restaurant fronted U.S. 50; the motel fronted U.S. 340.

This Berryville bull is NOT the bull that stood at the Buckley farm in White Post and, later, The Farm Restaurant at Waterloo.

Used to eat breakfast with my dad there every Saturday morning!

My Step-Grandfather (Joe Sipe)Brother James E,Sipe used to eat their every evening....

Thanks for sharing this mom will love the photograph and all your comments she's doing well at 89

Only place you could get a mixed drink in Clark County at 6 a.m. on a Sunday

My grandparents used to own the farm restaurant and american breeders. Maybe they can fill in some of the story.

The bull was not burned up he was in my front yard at DeHavens Butchering

I worked there the last couple years it was open❤️

Used to eat there all the time...loved it!

Loved this place!

Ok I have some old pics. Would love if some of the people would tag themselves.

I worked there as a teenager as a waitress and they had the best food!!

Drank beer there a lot of times, great beer. Zora was a cool bartender

Great memories.

They had the best pancakes!

Waterloo Truck Stop.

Wow....lots of memories were made there....seems like only yesterday, but it was back in the 70's...That sounds so long ago!

I remember it well.

My Dad did work for Bob Buckley . Hated delivery of Charlois calves..so large bones. Connie Sheetz parents restaurant

I remember that place!

Thanks. I always thought it was

Someone took the bull 1 night 😁

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Clarke County, Virginia

Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album!Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album! ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Brandon Tomblin-Carder don’t you miss this? 😁

Wonderful pictures

Stunning

Does anyone happen to know the total snow fall for Clarke County?

Brandon Tomblin-Carder 😁

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BERRYVILLE & CLARKE COUNTY government offices are closed Friday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, respectively. Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Court, and Clarke County Social Services are also closed. CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY is OPEN 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. CLARKE COUNTY RECREATION CENTER is OPEN 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 21; it is also open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday. ... See MoreSee Less

BERRYVILLE & CLARKE COUNTY government offices are closed Friday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, respectively. Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Court, and Clarke County Social Services are also closed. CLARKE COUNTY LIBRARY is OPEN 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. CLARKE COUNTY RECREATION CENTER is OPEN 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 21; it is also open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. Sunday.

 

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Why do we celebrate insurrectionist loser day?

There was a brief time when these holidays were combined....at least now they aren’t together!

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Thank you for the post. We observe both.

It is time you STOPPED celebrating Lee Jackson “holiday”. After what happened in Charlottesville. Winchester stopped. Richmond stopped. Loudoun County stopped. Arlington stopped. Charlottesville stopped. Pretending this is about heritage not hate is disingenuous. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-cities-and-counties-increasingly-want-to-make-lee-jackson-day-history/2018/01/11/adfea9d8-f23b-11e7-b390-a36dc3fa2842_story.html?utm_term=.efbf848b3515

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Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album!Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Brandon Tomblin-Carder don’t you miss this? 😁

Wonderful pictures

Stunning

Does anyone happen to know the total snow fall for Clarke County?

Brandon Tomblin-Carder 😁

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The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 15. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center – located on the northeast side of the Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 or older. Call 540-955-3572, or to shenandoahaaa.com for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Senior Center is closed today, Jan. 15. The Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging center – located on the northeast side of the Clarke County Recreation Center in Chet Hobert Park – is normally open 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for all county residents 60 or older. Call 540-955-3572, or to shenandoahaaa.com for more information.

1 month ago

Clarke County, Virginia

Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album!Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Brandon Tomblin-Carder don’t you miss this? 😁

Wonderful pictures

Stunning

Does anyone happen to know the total snow fall for Clarke County?

Brandon Tomblin-Carder 😁

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Pet of the Week: Gage is a well-behaved 2 1/2-year-old neutered male hound mix that is good with children and cats. He’s completely house trained, too. Gage can be adopted for $25 at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Gage is a well-behaved 2 1/2-year-old neutered male hound mix that is good with children and cats. He’s completely house trained, too. Gage can be adopted for $25 at the Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane, Berryville). Call 540-955-5104 or contact shelter manager Jenny Wright at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation.

 

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Ethan Hargrove

looks like a plott hound

How is he with other dogs?

Looks like a lab with brindle markings...

Berryville and Clarke County government offices are open today, Jan. 14. The Clarke County Recreation Center opens at noon. The Clarke County Library is open from noon to 5 p.m. Call the town at 540-955-1099 and the county at 540-955-5100 for more information. ... See MoreSee Less

Berryville and Clarke County government offices are open today, Jan. 14. The Clarke County Recreation Center opens at noon. The Clarke County Library is open from noon to 5 p.m. Call the town at 540-955-1099 and the county at 540-955-5100 for more information.

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Clarke County, Virginia

Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album!Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photos to pio@clarkecounty.gov or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook. Let’s make a county-wide photo album! ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Brandon Tomblin-Carder don’t you miss this? 😁

Wonderful pictures

Stunning

Does anyone happen to know the total snow fall for Clarke County?

Brandon Tomblin-Carder 😁

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyThis calendar was gathered 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, send details to pio@clarkecounty.gov to be included in “Coming Up in Clarke County.” Berryville and Clarke County government offices are closed Friday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 21, in observance of Lee-Jackson Day and Martin Luther King Jr. Day, respectively. Also closed: Clarke County Animal Shelter, Clarke County General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Court, and Clarke County Social Services. The Clarke County Library is open as usual: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Jan. 18 and 19, and it is open 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21. Call 540-955-5144. The Clarke County Recreation Center is open as usual: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, and Monday, Jan. 21; however Parks and Recreation offices are closed. The Recreation Center is also open 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday. Call 540-955- 5140. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14: Babygarten Demonstration at Clarke County Parks and Recreation (225 Al Smith Cir, Berryville) is an early literacy class for babies from birth to 15 months and their caregivers. Reserve space for this free event by calling Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15: Clarke County Board of Supervisors regular meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.; evening session begins at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions include a Citizens Comment period, when residents may speak on any subject. Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. Find meeting packets at clarkecounty.gov/government/meeting-packets.html. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15: Sustainability Matters Volunteer Orientation at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) invites residents to join this volunteer-driven nonprofit that has a focus on environmental education and community building. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16: Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is led by Anna Billman. Cost is $14. Call the Barns at 540-955-2004, or go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16: Clarke County Historic Preservation Commission meets in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17: Story Art at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children ages 5 to 9 to be creative with hands-on projects every Thursday. Story Art is free; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17: 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. Thursday, Jan. 17: 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. 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, Jan. 18: Food Bank at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church (210 E. Main St., Berryville) is for Clarke County residents who need additional food for themselves or their families. Registration is required. Call Clarke County Social Services at 540-955-3700. 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18: Registration Deadline for Chili Cook-Off at Clarke County High School on Friday, Jan. 25. Contest fee is $10 per entry; proceeds benefit the Clarke County Band Programs. Contact ccba_prez@yahoo.com for a registration form. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18: David Lange performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19: Practical Tai Chi at the Sanctuary Wellness Center (208 N. Buckmarsh St., Berryville) is the first of a five-week series of Saturday morning classes that ends Feb. 16. $10 per class with preregistration, $15 to drop in. Contact Adrian Lymie VanKeuren at TaiChiAVK@gmail.com, or visit taichiavk.com. noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19: 4-H Youth Sewing Workshop Part 2 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office (524 Westwood Rd., Berryville) is open to 4-H youngsters ages 9 and up. Bring fabric to make an apron, poncho, pajama pants, or robe. Patterns and instruction provided. (First class was Jan. 5.) To register for the free classes, contact the extension office at 540-955-5164 or clefeve@vt.edu. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19: Seventh Son performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19: Music in the 21st Century at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is a partnership between the Virginia Center for Literary Arts and Barns of Rose Hill. $5 donation suggested. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20: 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. Sunday, Jan. 20: Live Music with Jon Creswell at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com. 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20: “Filmworker,” a documentary by director Stanley Kubrick’s assistant, is shown at the Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) and presented by the Magic Lantern Theater. Admission is $8. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Community Meal at Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.) is a free meal for everyone on the fourth Tuesday of every month and prepared by county churches. Contact Eleanor Lloyd at 540-247-6311. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22: Berryville Planning Commission meets in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact 540-955-1099 or townclerk@berryvilleva.gov. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily: Robert Ballard Art Show at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is open through Feb. 28. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. ... See MoreSee Less

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Is this picture a building at Blandly?

Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photo to pio@clarkecounty.gov – or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook – and we’ll create a Clarke County, Virginia photo album. ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County is beautiful in every season, but a blanket of fresh snow creates stunning views. Send your best snow photo to pio@clarkecounty.gov – or use #ClarkeCountyVirginia on Facebook – and we’ll create a Clarke County, Virginia photo album.

Sunday, Jan. 13: The Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane) is open until 3:30 p.m. The new convenience center for household trash (90 Quarry Road) is open until 3 p.m., and the Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle) is open from noon to 7 p.m. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday, Jan. 13: The Clarke County Animal Shelter (225 Ramsburg Lane) is open until 3:30 p.m. The new convenience center for household trash (90 Quarry Road) is open until 3 p.m., and the Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle) is open from noon to 7 p.m.

 

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UPDATE: The Clarke County Convenience Center for household trash closed at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13. Its regular hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

Update: The Clarke County Recreation Center closed at 4pm today Sunday Jan. 13.

VDOT trucks have been out since before snow started falling today. Motorists should stay back at least 100 feet from VDOT trucks that are plowing snow and spreading sand. Turn on your headlights so other drivers can see you. If at all possible, avoid travel during the snowstorm. Monitor road conditions at 511virginia.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

VDOT trucks have been out since before snow started falling today. Motorists should stay back at least 100 feet from VDOT trucks that are plowing snow and spreading sand. Turn on your headlights so other drivers can see you. If at all possible, avoid travel during the snowstorm. Monitor road conditions at 511virginia.org. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Thanks...Info is so important!!

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Winter weather advisory for our area from 4 p.m today (Jan. 12) through 7 a.m. tomorrow; winter storm warning for immediate D.C. metro area and south 4 p.m. today to 1 p.m. tomorrow, according to The Washington Post Capitol Weather Gang as of 11:25 a.m. today. ... See MoreSee Less

Winter weather advisory for our area from 4 p.m today (Jan. 12) through 7 a.m. tomorrow; winter storm warning for immediate D.C. metro area and south 4 p.m. today to 1 p.m. tomorrow, according to The Washington Post Capitol Weather Gang as of 11:25 a.m. today.

 

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Bumped up to winter storm warning.

Individuals who were instrumental in planning and building the new convenience center on Quarry Road were invited to a brief event at the facility on Jan. 11. Then, Clarke County Supervisors (bottom photo, from left) Bev McKay, Barbara Byrd, chairman David Weiss, Mary Daniel, and Terri Catlett ceremoniously tossed bags of household trash into the compactor. In addition to bagged trash, the center has recycling bins for unbagged paper, cardboard, metal cans, and plastic (plastics 1 & 2 – not 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). The facility opens to the public at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. ... See MoreSee Less

Individuals who were instrumental in planning and building the new convenience center on Quarry Road were invited to a brief event at the facility on Jan. 11. Then, Clarke County Supervisors (bottom photo, from left) Bev McKay, Barbara Byrd, chairman David Weiss, Mary Daniel, and Terri Catlett ceremoniously tossed bags of household trash into the compactor. In addition to bagged trash, the center has recycling bins for unbagged paper, cardboard, metal cans, and plastic (plastics 1 & 2 – not 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). The facility opens to the public at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

 

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This will be a great amenity for residents on the eastern end of the County. Thanks to the BOS for making this happen.

Totally thought those were flamingos for a quick second instead of bags

Thank you David Weiss and Board.

More tax $

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Eat hay while the sun shines! #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

Eat hay while the sun shines! #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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I just love Clarke County. It is horse Country

In anticipation of snow this weekend, VDOT trucks are pretreating Clarke roads with a salt brine to prevent snow and ice from bonding to pavement. Berryville’s VDOT Superintendent Doug Baker warns motorists that rainwater still standing on some roads will dilute the salt brine, making it less effective. Weather reports indicate light snow will begin falling Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, ending Sunday, with 1 to 4 inches possible. #ClarkeCountyVirginia ... See MoreSee Less

In anticipation of snow this weekend, VDOT trucks are pretreating Clarke roads with a salt brine to prevent snow and ice from bonding to pavement. Berryville’s VDOT Superintendent Doug Baker warns motorists that rainwater still standing on some roads will dilute the salt brine, making it less effective. Weather reports indicate light snow will begin falling Saturday afternoon, Jan. 12, ending Sunday, with 1 to 4 inches possible. #ClarkeCountyVirginia

 

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Don't 4get Millwood Road!!👍😂

Hopefully "are" actually means "will be".

Tax $

Main Street my Hometown ☺️

Stay Safe everyone in Cl. County

READY

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#TBT A Pine Knoll Construction crew officially broke ground for Clarke County’s convenience center for household trash and recyclables on May 21, 2018. Record-breaking rain last year delayed construction, but the facility at 90 Quarry Road (Rt. 612) officially opens at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Find more details at clarkecounty.gov/residents/recycling-and-waste ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT A Pine Knoll Construction crew officially broke ground for Clarke County’s convenience center for household trash and recyclables on May 21, 2018. Record-breaking rain last year delayed construction, but the facility at 90 Quarry Road (Rt. 612) officially opens at 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12. Find more details at clarkecounty.gov/residents/recycling-and-waste

 

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And now the escavator is sitting in my lane.

The Clarke County Health Department at 100 N. Buckmarsh St. in Berryville is closed until further notice. The building’s heating system has failed, requiring substantial repairs. Clarke residents who need medical care or personal health consultations can go to the Frederick-Winchester Health Department clinic (10 Baker St., Winchester, 540-722-3470). Those who need environmental health services can visit the environmental health office (107 N. Kent St., Suite 201, Winchester, 540-722-3480). Residents who live near Warren County can go to its health department (465 W. 15th St., Suite 200, Front Royal, 540-635-3159). Lord Fairfax Health District Director Colin Greene said the Clarke County Health Department may open next week. Go to www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax for updates. ... See MoreSee Less

The Clarke County Health Department at 100 N. Buckmarsh St. in Berryville is closed until further notice. The building’s heating system has failed, requiring substantial repairs. Clarke residents who need medical care or personal health consultations can go to the Frederick-Winchester Health Department clinic (10 Baker St., Winchester, 540-722-3470). Those who need environmental health services can visit the environmental health office (107 N. Kent St., Suite 201, Winchester, 540-722-3480). Residents who live near Warren County can go to its health department (465 W. 15th St., Suite 200, Front Royal, 540-635-3159). Lord Fairfax Health District Director Colin Greene said the Clarke County Health Department may open next week. Go to www.vdh.virginia.gov/lord-fairfax for updates.

Clarke County’s Treasurer’s Office and Commissioner of the Revenue Office are closed Thursday, Jan. 10, while data system upgrades continue. Both offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Contact 540-955-5160 or treasurer@clarkecounty.gov. ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County’s Treasurer’s Office and Commissioner of the Revenue Office are closed Thursday, Jan. 10, while data system upgrades continue. Both offices will reopen at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 11. Contact 540-955-5160 or treasurer@clarkecounty.gov.

#ClarkeCountyVirginia Because rainfall varies across the county, the best estimate for Clarke’s total rainfall in 2018 is 69.08 inches – or 5 feet, 7 inches – using online sources. Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce recorded 68.3 inches of rain. The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently reported on all the weather extremes in Virginia last year: richmond.com/weather/year-of-extremes-richmond-and-virginia-s-biggest-weather-stories/article_a2c08eb0-07ec-5f10-b582-b66904c53a08.html ... See MoreSee Less

#ClarkeCountyVirginia Because rainfall varies across the county, the best estimate for Clarke’s total rainfall in 2018 is 69.08 inches – or 5 feet, 7 inches – using online sources. Blandy Experimental Farm in Boyce recorded 68.3 inches of rain. The Richmond Times-Dispatch recently reported on all the weather extremes in Virginia last year: richmond.com/weather/year-of-extremes-richmond-and-virginia-s-biggest-weather-stories/article_a2c08eb0-07ec-5f10-b582-b66904c53a08.html

 

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YES IT WAS

Think everyone experienced high rain totals with flooding then insult to injury severe ice storm destroy so many trees. 😌

Pet of the Week: Shrek, a nine-month-old male cat that came in as a stray, is available for a $25 adoption fee. A generous sponsor will pay for neutering. Shrek has four legs, but three feet – apparently since birth. “It doesn’t slow him down! He gets along fine,” said Clarke County Animal Shelter manager Jenny Wright. Call 540-955-5104 or contact Jenny at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation. ... See MoreSee Less

Pet of the Week: Shrek, a nine-month-old male cat that came in as a stray, is available for a $25 adoption fee. A generous sponsor will pay for neutering. Shrek has four legs, but three feet – apparently since birth. “It doesn’t slow him down! He gets along fine,” said Clarke County Animal Shelter manager Jenny Wright. Call 540-955-5104 or contact Jenny at jwright@clarkecounty.gov. Follow Clarke County Humane Foundation.

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Coming Up in Clarke CountyThis calendar was gathered 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, send details to pio@clarkecounty.gov to be included in “Coming Up in Clarke County.” 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7: Clarke County Board of Supervisors work session is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8: Clarke County Democrats Meeting is at Clarke County Parks and Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville). Contact clarkedems@gmail.com. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8: Berryville Town Council regular meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct.). Contact 540-955-1099 or townclerk@berryvilleva.gov. 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8: Boyce Town Council meets in Town Hall (23 E. Main St.). Contact 540-837-2901 or boyceva@verizon.net. Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 8 & 9: The Clarke County Treasurer’s Office and Commissioner of Revenue Office (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) are closed for data system upgrades. Both offices reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Contact 540-955-5160 or treasurer@clarkecounty.gov. 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9: Centering Fold and Flow Yoga at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) is led by Anna Billman. Cost is $14. Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details. Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 9 to 11: Herding Clinic with Larry Painter is at Keepstone Farm (412 Russell Rd., Berryville). Contact keepstonefarm@gmail.com, or visit keepstonefarm.com. 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10: Headley’s Auction is at the Clarke County Ruritan Fairgrounds (890 W. Main St., Berryville). Contact 540-662-6350 or headley498@gmail.com, or go to headleysauctions.com. 3:45 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10: Story Art at Clarke County Library (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville) invites children ages 5 to 9 to be creative with hands-on projects every Thursday. Story Art is free; materials are provided. Contact the library at 540-955-5144 or ccl@handleyregional.org. 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10: 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. Thursday, Jan. 10: 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. 6:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11: Nacho Game Night for Teens at Clarke County Recreation Center (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville) invites teens to dress in their favorite sports team apparel for a night of games. $10 per person. Contact Recreation Program Coordinator Shannon Martin at 540-955-5143 or smartin@clarkecounty.gov. 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 11: Blue Ridge Avalanche performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 7 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: Clarke County Convenience Center Opening Day. The facility for household trash is at 90 Quarry Rd. (Rt. 612), about 500 feet south of Va. 7 and about four miles from the Loudoun County line. It is open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturdays and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sundays. Contact Clarke County government at 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: 4-H Youth Sewing Workshop Part 1 at the Virginia Cooperative Extension Office (524 Westwood Rd., Berryville) is open to youngsters ages 9 and up. Bring fabric to make pajama bottoms, pillowcase dresses, or boxer shorts. Patterns and instruction provided. (Second class is Jan. 26.) To register for the free classes, contact the extension office at 540-955-5164 or clefeve@vt.edu. 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: Pop-Up Planetarium at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) is a family-friendly event. Reservations are required. Cost is $10 per person or $20 per family for Foundation of the State Arboretum members; $15 and $25 for non-FOSA members. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: Robert Ballard Art Show Opening Reception at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) includes light refreshments. The art show is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Feb. 28. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. 5 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: Casino Night at the Boyce Volunteer Fire Company (7 S. Greenway Ave.), hosted by the Clarke County Rotary Club, benefits numerous organizations in the county as well as a scholarship and polio eradication efforts. Heavy hors d’oeuvres served at 5:30 p.m. with cash bar. Games begin at 6 p.m. $40 per person. For tickets, sponsorships, or prize donations, contact Dale Coumes at 540-955-2722 or jimdale138@outlook.com. Or, contact Lisa Cook at 540-539-3712 or lcooke@clarkecounty.gov. 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: Berryville Bluegrass Concert with Lonesome River Band and Shadowgrass is at Clarke County High School (627 Mosby Blvd.). Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $26 in advance or $29 at the door. Contact Frank Jurney at 540-303-1483 or frank@berryvillebluegrass.com. Visit berryvillebluegrass.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: The Tyler James Band performs at the Horseshoe Curve Restaurant (1162 Pine Grove Rd., Bluemont). No cover charge, but the band plays for tips. Contact the Horseshoe Curve at 540-554-8291 or horseshoecurve1@yahoo.com. 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12: Kevin Henderson and Neil Pearlman, a Scottish fiddle-piano duo, perform at Barns of Rose Hill (95 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Contact the Barns at 540-955-2004 or visit@borh.org. Go to barnsofrosehill.org for details, tickets, etc. 8 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 13: Blandy Experimental Farm Field Trip begins at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce). Details to be announced. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13: 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. Sunday, Jan. 13: Live Music with Diablo Dimes at Veramar Vineyard (905 Quarry Rd., Berryville). Contact the vineyard at 540-955-5510 or info@veramar.com. 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan 13: Janly Jaggard Art Show Closing Reception at Long Branch Historic House & Farm (830 Long Branch Lane, Boyce) invites you to meet abstract painter, Janly Jaggard, who will give a talk about her work at 3:30 p.m. This free event includes refreshments. Contact Long Branch at 540-837-1856 or info@visitlongbranch.org. 10:15 a.m. Monday, Jan. 14: Babygarten Demonstration at Clarke County Parks and Recreation (225 Al Smith Cir, Berryville) is an early literacy class for babies from birth to 15 months and their caregivers. Reserve space for this free event by calling Parks and Recreation at 540-955-5140. 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15: Clarke County Board of Supervisors regular meeting is in the Berryville-Clarke County Government Center second-floor meeting room (101 Chalmers Ct., Berryville). Afternoon session begins at 1 p.m.; evening session begins at 6:30 p.m. Both sessions include a Citizens Comment period, when residents may speak on any subject. Contact 540-955-5100 or info@clarkecounty.gov. Find meeting packets at clarkecounty.gov/government/meeting-packets.html. 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15: Sustainability Matters Volunteer Orientation at Blandy Experimental Farm and the State Arboretum of Virginia (400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce) invites residents to join this volunteer-driven nonprofit that has a focus on environmental education and community building. Call Blandy at 540-837-1758, or visit blandy.virginia.edu. ... See MoreSee Less

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Do you have a farm silo or elevated land with clear sight distances? Do you live near a cluster of homes suitable for hosting internet equipment? Local wireless internet service providers (WISPs) want to connect with these property owners, who may in exchange be able to negotiate free or reduced rates. Contact:
• All Points Broadband (tinnes@allpointsbroadband.com, 703-554-6616)
• Virginia Air Networks (info@vaairnet.com, 540-328-9876)
• Visual Link (office@visuallink.com, 540-754-1630)
• Wave2Net (vendors@wave2net.com, 540-667-2672)
• Winchester Wireless (sales@winchesterwireless.com, 540-665-0800)
Note: Clarke County government cannot be involved in negotiations between residents and broadband companies.
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Do you have a farm silo or elevated land with clear sight distances? Do you live near a cluster of homes suitable for hosting internet equipment? Local wireless internet service providers (WISPs) want to connect with these property owners, who may in exchange be able to negotiate free or reduced rates. Contact:
• All Points Broadband (tinnes@allpointsbroadband.com, 703-554-6616)
• Virginia Air Networks (info@vaairnet.com, 540-328-9876)
• Visual Link (office@visuallink.com, 540-754-1630)
• Wave2Net (vendors@wave2net.com, 540-667-2672)
• Winchester Wireless (sales@winchesterwireless.com, 540-665-0800)
Note: Clarke County government cannot be involved in negotiations between residents and broadband companies.

Temporary parking restrictions begin Monday, Jan. 7, along Berryville’s Main Street – from Church Street east to First Street – while a new sewer lining is installed. This project is expected to take approximately 7 to 10 days to complete, but may be extended depending on working conditions. Initially, parking on the north side of Main near Church is prohibited from 4 p.m. Jan. 7 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8. ... See MoreSee Less

Temporary parking restrictions begin Monday, Jan. 7, along Berryville’s Main Street – from Church Street east to First Street – while a new sewer lining is installed. This project is expected to take approximately 7 to 10 days to complete, but may be extended depending on working conditions. Initially, parking on the north side of Main near Church is prohibited from 4 p.m. Jan. 7 until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8.

Clarke County’s Treasurer’s Office and Commissioner of the Revenue Office are closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 8 & 9, for data system upgrades. Both offices reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Contact 540-955-5160 or treasurer@clarkecounty.gov. ... See MoreSee Less

Clarke County’s Treasurer’s Office and Commissioner of the Revenue Office are closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 8 & 9, for data system upgrades. Both offices reopen at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10. Contact 540-955-5160 or treasurer@clarkecounty.gov.

#TBT Happy 25th birthday, Monica Brooke Warfield! The Clarke Courier newspaper announced that Monica – born at 6:11 p.m. Jan. 1 – was the county’s 1994 Baby New Year. Who is our 2019 Baby New Year? ... See MoreSee Less

#TBT Happy 25th birthday, Monica Brooke Warfield! The Clarke Courier newspaper announced that Monica – born at 6:11 p.m. Jan. 1 – was the county’s 1994 Baby New Year. Who is our 2019 Baby New Year?

 

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Happy birthday to Monica!

Happy birthday Monica

She's still a real sweet cutie ❤️🙏

And now another piece of Monica's private information is out there for everyone to see. Nice.

Dee Warfield

Monica Brooke

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The Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct. is the administrative hub for the town and county. It includes:
• Building Inspector (building and demolition permits, etc.)
• Treasurers (taxes, business permits, etc.)
• Commissioner of Revenue (property assessments, etc.)
• Fire, EMS and Emergency Management
• Planning and Zoning
• Natural Resources (conservation easements)
• Office of Elections and voter registrar
• Clarke County Library (Handley Regional Library System)
• Berryville Police Department
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The Berryville-Clarke County Government Center at 101 Chalmers Ct. is the administrative hub for the town and county. It includes:
• Building Inspector (building and demolition permits, etc.)
• Treasurers (taxes, business permits, etc.)
• Commissioner of Revenue (property assessments, etc.) 
• Fire, EMS and Emergency Management
• Planning and Zoning
• Natural Resources (conservation easements)
• Office of Elections and voter registrar
• Clarke County Library (Handley Regional Library System)
• Berryville Police Department

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce is currently caring for this young male Bobcat with suspected head trauma and vision damage. BRWC veterinarian Jen Riley said Bobcats are Virginia’s only native wild cat, and they are the most abundant wild cat, adding, “They are secretive, so it’s rare to see one.” Find more Bobcat information at dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/bobcat/. ... See MoreSee Less

The Blue Ridge Wildlife Center in Boyce is currently caring for this young male Bobcat with suspected head trauma and vision damage. BRWC veterinarian Jen Riley said Bobcats are Virginia’s only native wild cat, and they are the most abundant wild cat, adding, “They are secretive, so it’s rare to see one.” Find more Bobcat information at dgif.virginia.gov/wildlife/information/bobcat/.

 

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What a handsome fella with mesmerizing eyes. I hope he has a full recovery.

He is absolutely beautiful, I have all the faith that Dr. Jen will bring back to 💯!!!

It's beautiful

Gorgeous bobcat! So sorry to hear of the injuries.

Oh my. How do you think this happened to this precious baby? Please post updates

He/She is very beautiful! Can we do anything to help?

Simply beautiful

He is beautiful!

Give updates please

wow 🙏get better soon ❤

He's beautiful, get well baby!!

Gorgeous fellow, hoping he makes a full recovery.

So glad for these comments there are good people out there

He is beautiful!

Praying for a speedy recovery

Pretty little baby

He’s beautiful

AWWW poor baby; prayers he gets well 💘

He is beautiful!!

How was he even gotten hold of to even bring him in? Oh tell us more, please.

I've seen 3 mountain lions. One in Leesburg and two on Blue Mountain in the Shenandoah Farms area. Warren County.

That’s a pretty cat! Sooo cool! Hope he does well!

Beautiful, prayers for a speedy recovery

He is stunning! Beautiful!!

He is so beautiful and those eyes !! 🙏🙏 that he recovers fully.

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Christmas trees are picked up in Berryville on Mondays (yard waste collection day). Homeowners must remove all decorations and tinsel. Boyce does not pick up trees. Clarke residents may take cut Christmas trees to Frederick County citizens’ convenience sites – except the Greenwood Road site – through the end of January. Trees will be ground into mulch and reused. Remove all decorations, tinsel, and stands. Trees can also be taken to the Regional Landfill Citizens’ Center (280 Landfill Rd., Winchester), where green waste is accepted all year. ... See MoreSee Less

Christmas trees are picked up in Berryville on Mondays (yard waste collection day). Homeowners must remove all decorations and tinsel. Boyce does not pick up trees. Clarke residents may take cut Christmas trees to Frederick County citizens’ convenience sites – except the Greenwood Road site – through the end of January. Trees will be ground into mulch and reused. Remove all decorations, tinsel, and stands. Trees can also be taken to the Regional Landfill Citizens’ Center (280 Landfill Rd., Winchester), where green waste is accepted all year.

The new year has begun in a familiar fashion – with stretches of roads closed because of high water. VDOT reports these closures:
Rt. 621 (Tilthammer Road) between Rt. 617 (Briggs Road) and Rt. 651 (Clay Hill Road)
• Rt. 625 (Thorton Road) from U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) to Rt. 723 (Millwood Road at South Gate Lane)
• Rt. 622 (Swift Shoals Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Rt. 625 (Kennel Road)
Find 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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The new year has begun in a familiar fashion – with stretches of roads closed because of high water. VDOT reports these closures:
Rt. 621 (Tilthammer Road) between Rt. 617 (Briggs Road) and Rt. 651 (Clay Hill Road)
• Rt. 625 (Thorton Road) from U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) to Rt. 723 (Millwood Road at South Gate Lane)
• Rt. 622 (Swift Shoals Road) between U.S. 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) and Rt. 625 (Kennel Road)
Find 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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