“We’re going to do it here!” exclaims Brooke Parkhurst of Sperryville’s Triple Oak Bakery, when asked where her rumored cafe-expansion will be. Her turbocharged chocolate espresso doughnuts, sausage and corn chowder, beignets, scones and other treats will soon be offered in the building next door, an expansion of what one fan called “the quaint tiny warm and fragrant kitchen and anteroom we’ve all come to know and love.”
Brooke says plans are to decorate the addition with help from artist Timmy Chan (whose graffiti-art farm animals are on display at Coterie) “Inside,” she says, “there will be a seating area, tables and also a ‘comfy area,’ with couches and an exchange library and retail space. In her classic exuberant style, Brooke says the plans she has in mind include community events, classes and all manner of down-home entertainment. Congratulations Brooke, and good luck with the new expansion.
Enthusiasm and exuberance continue with our own Ben “Cooter” Jones and his lovely wife Alma Viator, who’ve announced a May 16 opening of a new Cooter’s in the Country at the former Old Hollow Store, just up the road from the original Cooter’s. Cooter’s in the Country will be the new home of the General Lee (the 1969 Dodge Charger that starred in the “Dukes of Hazzard”), Uncle Jessie’s Kitchen, a “Dukes” museum and yes, performances by Cooter’s Garage Band.
Several weeks ago, the paper mentioned an upcoming Mountainside Physical Therapy and Wellness workshop for those with movement disorders. There are, as many of us know, residents of Rappahannock, some of them public figures, well known and beloved, who suffer from debilitating muscular illnesses.
Mountainside is sponsoring a “Maximizing Wellness for Persons with Movement Disorders,” a midday workshop on Friday, April 3 at the center (12625 Lee Hwy.) for those living with Parkinson’s disease, Muscular Dystrophy and other movement disorders or recovering from stroke or other debilitating illnesses. Sessions will be led by Mountainside Physical Therapy founder Annie Williams; wellness consultant, counselor and teacher David “Sotar” Hoffman (music, heart-centered singing and movement); Stonewall Abbey Yoga’s Susan Huff (therapeutic yoga); massage therapist Shane Benson (therapeutic massage); Green Comfort Herbal Apothecary’s Teresa Boardwine (herbal support); and Mountainside Pilates’ Cindy Griffin (recumbent and indoor cycling).The workshop is 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. April 3 at MPT. The fee is $25. To register or for more information, call 540 987-9390 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.