Sperryville column for Oct. 11

Triple Oak Bakery expands

Sperryville’s Triple Oak Bakery expanded into the Acorn Cafe at Ginger Hill Antiques (see the Washington column) and sold out of most of their food by noon at their Oct. 5 soft opening. Brooke Parkhurst’s culinary skills can also be appreciated in yet another way. She will be offering baking classes for the holidays: Make cookies, pies, cakes, cream puffs, and a new offering, a chocolate candy-making class with Katie Long, graduate of the French Pastry School. Classes cost $55 and will be held at the bakery from 1 to 5, beginning Oct. 21. Maximum class size 8. To enroll call 540-987-9122.

Goodbye dear friend

We mourn the loss of Norman Cartwright Brown, whose caring presence was loved by many and who warmly presided over the marriages of many couples in Sperryville. We send our condolences to his family.

In and around the village

The old saying that “a picture is worth a thousand words” inspired me to talk less this week and just celebrate our diverse community with a collage of photos of life in Sperryville on a delightful fall weekend.

Collage by E. Raymond Boc.
Collage by E. Raymond Boc.

Don’t forget this coming Saturday afternoon (Oct. 13) – the Oktoberfest with music, brats and beer at Cafe Indigo and the reception for a new exhibit at Old Rag Photography, featuring the work of Branden Eastwood with photos from Jakarta.

Top row: Roger Jenkins with customer Bob Russell; Melissa Auvil and Mike Bagley celebrated their marriage at a reception at the Bagley family farm; 3-year old Angie De La Cruz modeled a dress at her family yard sale on U.S. 211.

Second row: Guests from Fredericksburg who typically ride motorcycles through Sperryville, came for wine and oysters and discovered the River District; little Carter Ginzburg with mom Monica (and dad, not pictured), from McLean, Va., who also came for oysters; the bride’s nieces and nephew play in the trees while waiting for the rehearsal dinner held at the Belle Meade School House.

Third row: Pumpkins and gourds at Roy’s Orchard; a hauntingly lovely old house on U.S. 211 awaiting demolition; fall treasures at Coterie at the Sperryville Schoolhouse.