Tag: Shenandoah National Park
‘Can’t Feel at Home’ returns for a third run and extends the legacies of those displaced … and of the play’s late author
A friend. A clown. A healer. A husband. A father. A playwright. Both literally and figuratively, Dr. John T. Glick wore several hats. For many years, he served the Elkton-Shenandoah area as a doctor, and his loved ones say he could take care of anyone and anything. He was the kind of doctor who wouldn’t just send you home with a prescription; he’d listen to his patients’ stories and ask questions. When Glick became the first acupuncturist in the Shenandoah Valley, long sessions with clients often meant he provided psychotherapy along with pain relief.
For centuries, the records of Rockingham County – of people who lived and died here – were kept on shelves in a tight space on the top floor of the courthouse in the center of town. Now many of them are online.
In his poem Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front, Wendell Berry offers the following advice: Invest in the millennium. Plant sequoias.
You could say Loren Hostetter’s passion is an East Coast version of that charge. The down payment he is placing on future centuries comes in the form of the seedlings that spring from a chestnut.
While Shenandoah National Park is open to the public, only a few bathrooms are open and no services or help would be available if someone gets hurt or stranded on the mountain. Volunteers and park-related groups are trying to fill in the gaps with clean-ups and paying for portable bathrooms.