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SLOANE COLES OF THE PLAINS

Sloane Coles

Local equestriane Sloane Coles has named to the NetJets U.S. Jumping Team for FEI Jumping Nations Cup Calgary CSIO5*, part of the Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ Tournament in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 4-8.

She will join fellow riders: Jennifer Gates (Medina, Wash.), Beezie Madden (Cazenovia, N.Y.) and McLain Ward (Brewster, N.Y.) under Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. The FEI Jumping Nations Cup Calgary CSIO5* will take place Saturday, September 7.

Sloane is the daughter of Julie and John Coles, life long equestrians in the fox chasing field and the show ring. She operates Springledge, LLC, a training and teaching facility where she develops horses and riders for the show ring.

Since moving into the professional ranks, Sloane has competed in major North American grand prix events with wins at The Hampton Classic (New York), HITS-on-the-Hudson (New York) and HITS Culpeper (Virginia). She was named to the 2010 USEF Developing Rider Show Jumping tour with her mare Louisanna. Sloane is a graduate of Drew University (New Jersey) in 2011 where she majored in sociology and business.

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MASTER GARDENERS FREE PROGRAM SEPTEMBER 10  

The Virginia Cooperative Extension (VCE) and the Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties are offering a presentation called “A Walk in the Woods: Exploring Native American Foods” on Tuesday, September 10 at 5:00 p.m. at Whitney State Forest, Lees Ridge Road, Warrenton. The walk will begin in the gravel parking lot and explore the woods for about ninety minutes and a short walk.

Have you ever wondered what the First People of Virginia ate before agriculture came to this part of the world? There's always been more to eat in the Mid-Atlantic than just corn, beans, and squash and local author & survival instructor Tim MacWelch will show you some of his favorite wild native foods.

The autumn woods can provide us with more than just twigs and berries. This guided walk will introduce you to some of the most calorie dense and nutritious foods that can be found in the wild. Learn about the edible leaves, roots, seeds and nuts that fed our ancestors - and can still feed us today!

 Acorns, elderberry and other edible food
Acorns, elderberry and other edible food that can be found in the woods.

Photo by Tim MacWelch

Tim has over 20 years’ experience in survival training and operates a camp in southern Fauquier where he has a hands on approach to teaching about wild edibles, survival skills, tracking, trapping, primitive cooking, bushcraft, wilderness first aid and medicines and more.

Tim is a frequent public speaker for preparedness groups and writes for Outdoor Life Magazine, Survival Dispatch and OFFGRID Magazine. He is also the author of three New York Times bestselling survival books and the Ultimate Bushcraft Survival
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JOE FARGIS NOW PRESIDENT OF UPPERVILLE

Joe Fargis

Virginian Joe Fargis is the new president of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show, which will next take place June 1-7, 2020.

The Olympic gold medalist said: “We as a community have a wonderful chance to preserve and protect a special event.” More soon.


SAM THE FED EX MAN

Sam the Fed Ex Man in Middleburg
Photo by Leonard Shapiro

Sam, Sam the Fed Ex Man in Middleburg has been diagnosed with lymphoma and has recently begun treatments.

Any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

Please click on to this gofundme link:
Sam Coleman GoFundMe Account.


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