Thoughts on Elderlaw- What are Gift Annuities?


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The cruelest month, April, is behind us, but some memories of its indignities may linger.  Perhaps tax bills are still in our minds, and we wonder what, if anything, we can do to make them less unpleasant next year.  Maybe I can be more generous to charities and obtain a larger charitable deduction from my […]

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A Gift of Birds- Resident Nelson Potter Donates Art To Natural Bridge


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Discovery at Natural Bridge This past winter at Natural Bridge State Park, the rangers have been hard at work renovating the basement of the Visitor Center, sometimes known as the Rockbridge Center, to create a large classroom area and discovery center.  In previous years and iterations of the property, this area served as an arcade […]

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Lexington Post Office History- Rockbridge  Stories Series


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Kendal at Lexington resident Margaret Skovira resumes a local history column.  She invites readers to ask a question about an event, person or place of historic interest in Rockbridge County (including Lexington and Buena Vista) to be answered in this column. Q: Where was the Lexington Post Office located before its present location on Lee […]

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More Reasons to Celebrate Your Story With Kendal at Lexington


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Apr 16, 2019

We’re now nearly four months in to the Culture and Entertainment committee’s year-long theme of “Celebrate Your Story: Exploring the History and Experiences That Shape Us.” Since our last write-up, the committee has been hard at work planning and hosting new events to inspire Kendal residents and the greater Lexington/Rockbridge community to embrace the power […]

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Rockbridge Stories- Hopkins Green in Downtown Lex


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Kendal resident Margaret Skovira resumes a local history column.  She invites readers to ask a question about an event, person or place of historic interest in Rockbridge County (including Lexington and Buena Vista) to be answered in this column. Q. What was at the corner of Nelson and Jefferson streets in Lexington before it became […]

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Expansion and Renovation Project Update for April 2019


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What an impact a month filled with sunny days has had on the Kendal at Lexington expansion and renovation project!  The cottages continue to pop up on the horizon.  It is expected that all thirty will be available for occupancy by mid-March, 2020, with the first group to be ready in September, 2019.  And, as […]

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Wi-Fi Coming to All Residential Living


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At the March Residents Association meeting, IT Director Mark Christensen announced the pending rollout of a new campus-wide WiFi network.  In an interview, Mark highlighted some of the important details: When fully installed, this new amenity will provide superior connectivity and security across the entire campus, including all apartments and cluster cottages, as well as […]

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Boomerang Redux


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With that seemingly redundant title, let us take a step back in history to an article written by resident Jo McMurtry that was first published in the January 2014 KaLex Monthly Newsletter and that is as relevant today as it was then.  (The photo is from 2019.) “Boomerang” Comes Our Way “I’ve never won a […]

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Sylvia and Astrid in ‘The Restaurant’


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Published March 2019 in CONNECTIONS By Resident Kay Quirk — Having taken note of the beautiful art exhibit currently in The Restaurant, I wanted to know more about Sylvia and Astrid, the artists whose work is now on display there; thus the genesis of this article. Sylvia Gibb’s oil painting is first encountered on the […]

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News from the ‘RUG’


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Published March 2019 in CONNECTIONS By Resident John South — In recent weeks, the RUG (Residents User Group) has made some changes to the Computer Help Room, including a black and white laser printer with stand (supplied by the IT Department). Bring your own paper and use the USB cable to connect to your computer […]

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