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Community Achievements

July 15, 2015

Tess Klimm was honored to receive the award “Citizen of the Year” for the Middletown VA Area. 

 

Five Clarke Properties Draw Admiring Gazes

People enter the Barn House, one of the homes open for the Clarke County house and garden tour on Saturday. The Winchester-Clarke Garden Club and the Little Garden Club of Winchester hosted the annual tours as part of the Garden Club of Virginia’s Historic Week. (Photo by Ginger Perry/The Winchester Star)

WHITE POST — The lovely weekend weather complemented the five graceful homes and gardens on display in Clarke County during the 81st annual Historic Garden Week.

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M’town To Unveil Historic District Signs

Courtesy of The Winchester Star

 

Wayside Inn owner Becky Reeves (left) and Middletown Heritage Society President Tess Klimm start to pull a cover from one of the new Middletown Historic District signs that will be installed on Main Street. (Photo by Scott Mason/The Winchester Star)

MIDDLETOWN — The town will soon have bigger signs to mark the start of its historic district along Main Street.

Teresa “Tess” Klimm, president of the Middletown Heritage Society, along with current…

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Winning Gingerbread House

Dec 15, 2014 – This year, the event featured a gingerbread house contest winners …Mark Brown, June Brown and Tess Klimm!

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Something new from something old

BY BETTY WRENN DAY | POSTED ON SEP 19, 2012 – 02:16 PM

Photo: Maryland Blue Crab Marmalade Salad, best in the contest. Photo by Betty Wrenn Day

Maryland Blue Crab Marmalade Salad, best in the contest. Photo by Betty Wrenn Day

Photo: Crab Cookies

Crab Cookies

The Chesapeake Bay blue crab industry is the oldest in the United States, dating to the early 1600s. The blue crab is a major American seafood resource that’s found along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, but is most especially associated with the Chesapeake Bay.

This crustacean whose scientific name is Callinectes sapidus, which translates from Greek and Latin to mean beautiful, savory swimmer, is both a recreational and commercial product that provides many, many delicious dishes enjoyed by millions. It is delicious whether steamed, fried, baked or combined with other ingredients.

Chesapeake is a Susquehannock word meaning “great shellfish bay.” Undoubtedly Native Americans led the settlers to some of the best places to catch crabs. Early treaties always included provisions for the rights of Native Americans to hunt, crab, fowl and fish. Crisfield, Md., was certainly at one point one of these sites, as today Crisfield is known as the “Crab Capital of the World.”

And it’s in Crisfield that a Hard Crab Derby has been held annually for 65 years. The crab-cooking contest was added to the Derby 47 years ago and today cooks from the Mid-Atlantic region come to Crisfield to display their crab-cooking talent.

This year Tess Klimm of Middletown, Va., captured the judges’ palates with her Maryland Blue Crab Marmalade Salad, winning the blue ribbon in the salad division. Then Klimm received the grand-prize award as best entry in the contest.