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Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue gets new home By Robin Earl

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The men and women of the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are operating out of a new, modern building as of April 1. The new building should serve the department for the next 40 years. Above, the back side of the Orlean Fire Department. The old firehouse, shown here on the right, was taken down last Thursday. Right, Tibby Clegg, vice president of the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, and Jeff Clark, president, are delighted with their new space.



There are still lots of boxes to unpack, but they’re pretty much moved in. As of April 1, the men and women of the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department are operating out of a new, modern building, which OVFRD President Jeff Clark said should last for the next 40 years or so. Once in the building, there was no time to relax. “On our first day in, we had two calls back-to-back,” said Assistant Fire Chief John Jeniec. The department logged about eight more calls in the following 10 days, he said. Nine full-time career firefighters work out of the new building — in three shifts of three. About 52 volunteers round out the rolls. According to Jeniec, the volunteers offer a mix of skills — class A (trained firefighters), class B (EMTs) and class C (support personnel). Because the new building has all the comforts of home — full kitchen, living room with a television and recliners, four bunk rooms, bathrooms, laundry facilities and an exercise room — shift firefighters and volunteers will be able to be on site 24/7.

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All school bus radios will be replaced by August

County-wide communication system upgrade currently in testing phase By Karen Chaffraix Times Staff Writer

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9 meeting. Fauquier’s school buses must all have new radios before school starts in the fall. No one on the school board appreciated the unwelcome news. Bus drivers currently stay in contact with one another and their transportation hub using a Motorola 800 MH radio system. As of June 2019, Motorola will stop supporting and repairing parts for the system, which has been in place since 2002, Graham explained. If replacement starts now, installing five

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to seven per day, Monday through Friday, the deadline for installing 193 radios will be met, he added. The new radios, both portable and those installed in vehicles and buses, will be compatible with a new national manufacturing standard called P25, which enhances capabilities and interoperability. The school system’s current units will not work on P25 systems.

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Interview etiquette session precedes job fair By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

Arrive on time for the job interview. Find out all you can about the company doing the hiring. Put your cellphone on mute so that you’re not distracted. Applicants may not get to the next level in the screening process if they don’t observe the rules of job interviewing “etiquette.” Knowing what not to do can be as useful as knowing what to do. “This one’s a lot of fun. We do the world’s worst interview in a skit where the applicant trips over his own feet, is late for the appointment, doesn’t know anything about the company, chews gum and texts and calls during the interview,” said Marty Bywaters-Baldwin, director of workforce services for Rappahannock Goodwill Industries. The skit, he said, breaks the ice for the presentation that he and Jackie Kanupp of the Virginia Department of Rehabilitative Services will give April 24 at Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton. Those who attend will brainstorm their strengths and learn how to best present their strengths and relevant work experience to an employer. They’ll learn how to do that succinctly in an “elevator pitch” of no more than 30 seconds. (That’s how long it typically takes an elevator to makes its run.)


Job Fair April 24 at Lord Fairfax Community College

A free interview etiquette workshop will be held at 4 p.m., April 24 just before a job fair that runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at Lord Fairfax Community College, 6480 College St., Warrenton. Those planning to attend should register online at JOBS. Representatives from about 60 employers are expected to be the job fair, including William A. Hazel Inc., S.W. Rodgers, Appleton Campbell, Shirley Construction Co., Home Depot, Novant Health, Boys & Girls Club of Fauquier and Long & Foster real estate. Participants will pair up and take turns being the job applicant and the interviewer. Part of job etiquette is dressing for the part. Wearing a suit to an interview for a blue-collar factory job is probably overdoing it. “Do some research to learn what people wear on the job. Find out

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what the baseline is, then step it up a notch,” Bywaters-Baldwin said. “If men are wearing a tie, wear a tie with a jacket.” If blue jeans are on-the-job attire, “wear really nice jeans.” The workforce services director said he’s been impressed by how polished and prepared young people have proven to be in their interview etiquette skills. “I think the schools are doing a good job in getting kids ready for

Man dies in Fauquier County’s first overdose fatality of 2019 By Karen Chaffraix Times Staff Writer

A 23-year-old man was found dead in his Fauquier County home on April 14, along with evidence of narcotics/opioid use, according to a spokesman for the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Sgt. James Hartman said that this is the county’s first overdose death this

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Fauquier Times | | April 17, 2019


Recycling in Fauquier is still a winning proposition Neighboring counties face new challenges

county recycling collection site in the town, at 113 S. James Madison St. Kim Henry, Remington town clerk, said that if residents want to recycle their glass, plastic, paper and metal, they can bring their separated recyclables there. The town provides trash collection service to its residents, but recycling is not part of that service. All trash picked up at curbside is taken to the county transfer station and processed as trash. A charge for the service is added to water bills.

By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

For years, Fauquier County has been ahead of the curve on recycling. It’s still paying off. Other counties — Prince William, for instance — are feeling the pinch because countries like China and India no longer want recyclable materials from the U.S. Most recyclables are not “clean” enough and cost too much to sort and repurpose. Trish Ethier, information coordinator for Fauquier’s recycling effort, explained, “Single stream recycling [when all recyclables are tossed in one bin all together] was a good idea at first because it got a lot of people recycling through convenience. But as it turns out, it is the least-desired method for the commodities industry.” Fauquier is different because “we are hand sorting. That’s always been the case,” Ethier continued. “We don’t have the problem of additional cost and waste. It’s more labor intensive, but we get a higher price for the sale of recyclables. Our products are cleaner (no cans in with the bottles by mistake) and brokers pay us top dollar for these commodities,” Ethier said.


TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ROBIN EARL Fauquier’s practice of separating recyclables into different categories, makes the resulting products attractive to buyers.

How to recycle in Fauquier

Fauquier residents who bring their recyclables to the main transfer station at Corral Farm [Corral Farm landfill on U.S. 29 near Lord Fairfax Community College in Warrenton] or to one of several collection stations around the county are asked to presort corrugated cardboard, newspaper, mixed paper and glass. Plastic bottles and aluminum and steel cans can be mixed in one container.

Ethier said, “Plastic is light, so when we add steel and aluminum cans to the plastic bottles, it makes hauling into our facility from the remote sites more efficient.” For a list of what materials are accepted at remote collection sites, see https://www.fauquiercounty. gov/government/departments-a-g/ environmental-services/residents/ recyclables-accepted.


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The town of Warrenton has three separate curbside recycling programs — one for corrugated cardboard, one for newspapers (as well as magazines and phone books), and one for glass, plastics, aluminum and steel — which can be placed in one bag and do not have to be separated by the homeowner. The town supplies blue or clear bags emblazoned with recycling emblems. The bag contents are separated by hand once they arrive at the county’s transfer station, according to Kim Metz, administrative assistant at the Department of Public Works. She added that the cardboard is taken to Updike Industries, Inc. in Culpeper for recycling.

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TIMES STAFF PHOTOS/ROBIN EARL A huge space with four bays houses the vehicles used by the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. John Jeniec, right, is the department’s assistant fire chief.

Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue gets a new home

ORLEAN, from Page 1 “That will help response time,” said Jeniec. “Rather than having to first get here from home, firefighters will be on-site and ready to move quickly.” Clark stood out on the spacious back deck that looks out over the mountains, talking about the $6.5 million project; it broke ground last December, but was 10 years in the planning. Fauquier County paid for the bulk of the construction through capital funding, and the OVFRD contributed a half million dollars, he said. That money though, did not cover finishing the large community room on the lower level. Plans to finish that area with a commercial kitchen will have to wait for $300,000 to $400,000 in fundraising dollars. Tibby Clegg, OVFRD vice president, said that the area will be used as a community meeting place and for training. “We even had a wedding or two in our old space,” he said. Clark said that with portable cots and other supplies, the area could also be used as a shelter if necessary. Clegg said he is already getting calls from community members who want to know when firehouse breakfasts and ham and oyster dinners will resume, and from residents who

Firefighters have their gear organized and ready to go at a moment’s notice. want to rent out the space. “Maybe a year from now,” he estimated. Clark, Clegg and Jeniec provided a tour of the new building on April 10. The front door leads directly into the watch room of the firehouse, where computers and communications equipment look out onto the huge bays where the department’s vehicles live (wagon, tanker, engine, brush, medic, EMS response and utility). The station also houses Swiftwater 11 for swift water rescues. Jeniec explained that “swift water assets are used when folks are caught in flood-

ed roadways, floodwaters, or for the rescue of kayakers or canoers.” The county’s other swift water unit (Swiftwater 7) is located at the Catlett Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. Jeniec explained that fighting fires in rural areas creates extra challenges due to the lack of a municipal water source. Since firefighters can’t count on having access to water at the site of a fire, “We have to bring a large amount of water with us, and then establish a fill site at a water source (dry hydrant, pond, creek or swimming pool),” he said. Jeniec said, “With the tanker and

wagon, an initial response for a first due house fire would have 4,000 gallons of water available from Orlean alone. Additional equipment, four engines and two tankers, would be responding from other departments.” He added, “Orlean, having a large wildland urban interface area, relies on their brush truck and a four-wheel drive engine to assist in extinguishing brush and wildland fires. They allow us to gain access to areas that larger units would have difficulty navigating.” Both units have onboard compressed air foam systems, which allow the firefighters to use less water when extinguishing fires. A silo adjacent to the new firehouse holds 3,200 gallons of water. It stores water to feed the sprinkler system in the firehouse itself. Other modern amenities: an energy-efficient heating system in the vehicle bay that uses radiant heat from the floor instead of forced-air heating; special laundry facilities that safely pull carcinogens out of firefighters’ protective equipment; a rooftop system that catches and conserves rainwater. Jeniec is clearly delighted with OVFRD’s spacious, bright, efficient new building. He said, “I could not be happier with the support we’ve gotten from the community, and I’m very proud of this facility.”

The basement of the new building, left, is as yet unfinished. The department is holding fundraisers so it can complete its community room. Right, for the first time, the northern Fauquier fire department will have live-in quarters for firefighters.


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Supervisors to consider possible broadband solutions By Jonathan Hunley Contributing Writer

Fauquier supervisors could take a step in June toward improving broadband internet service in the county. The supervisors are expected to get a recommendation from staff on whether to accept one or both of two proposals that could bring better broadband access to homes that now are not being served or are underserved. Twenty-five percent of households in Fauquier are without a high-speed internet connection, according to the Federal Communications Commission; the lack of access to the Internet impacts everything from residents being able to stream video in their homes to students being able to

complete their homework. “You all agreed that broadband is a critical infrastructure these days,” Lanny Cornwell, the county’s broadband consultant, told supervisors Thursday. The county created a broadband advisory committee in 2016, and the supervisors selected a company to partner with. That company had challenges, and the deal was canceled. One of the two new proposals for creating a county-wide broadband network is from Springfield, Massachusetts-based Omnipoint Technology. Omnipoint would create a network that would reach 90 percent of the population in Fauquier with a combination of fixed wireless signals from towers and fiber optic cable that could be above

ground or underground, said company Chief Operating Officer Charles Thomas. The other proposal the county is considering is from Annandale-based Tenebris. That company would put down about 130 miles of fiber in a project that would cost $35 million to $40 million, said founding partner Adam Noll. The work would take two to four years to finish, Noll said, and would include cable underground and above ground. Before voting on whether to accept the Omnipoint and Tenebris proposals, the supervisors will hold a public hearing on the broadband issue on June 13. The supervisors have already earmarked up to $20 million for possible spending in a public-private partnership on a broadband network.

Cedar Lee expansion approved; planning to begin within month By Karen Chaffraix Times Staff Writer

During its April 9 meeting, the Fauquier County School Board unanimously approved a resolution to move forward with a $10 million expansion of Cedar Lee Middle school in Bealeton, the first part of a four-phase plan that will tally $40 million and take four to five years to complete. On Monday, school board administrator David Graham clarified the board’s plans. The board has not considered any bids yet, so the school division does not know what the new construction will include. “The firm we choose to work with will give us input. We will definitely need to add classrooms, and work might have to be done on the building’s infrastructure,” he said.  He said the board’s first step, to start “within the next month,” will be the formation of a building committee that will write a request for proposal. “The RFP team will have community-wide representation, including a teacher, administrator, a board of supervisors member and

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ROBIN EARL Cedar Lee Middle School, in Bealeton, will be renovated and expanded. two school board members.” Graham said the committee’s progress will be shared and that, “once we choose a firm, we’ll share [their architectural] renderings. Once they are shared with the building committee, they become public documents,” he said. The school board has long debated how to accommodate its middle school students, currently numbering more than 2,500 county-wide, given the advance age

of Warrenton and Taylor middle schools in Warrenton. One of the schools will be renovated and the other repurposed. The board has allocated $30 million toward that project, but has yet to decide on the fate of the two schools, despite approval of a “conceptual plan,” which outlines intentions. At this juncture, it is agreed that expansion of Cedar Lee Middle school is needed to accommodate

another 200 to 250 students, most of whom will be rezoned from elsewhere in the county. The project’s conceptual plan, attached to the resolution that passed on April 9, outlines the expected sequence of events: property adjacent to Cedar Lee will be purchased; there will be a geotechnical study; a plan will be devised that will include 10 to 12 classrooms, a second gym and possibly an expanded kitchen and office areas. The plan indicates that writing an RFP may take 120 to 180 days; the RFP will remain in circulation for a month; design will take nine to 12 months, and construction, 18 to 24 months. Asked when the decision on Warrenton and Taylor middle schools will be clear, Graham said, “That will be determined after we get the Cedar Lee expansion underway and we are well into phase one.”  The Conceptual Plan may be viewed online (see School Board page, Board Docs, April 9, at www. The next school board meeting is on May 13.

Bealeton wedding venue approved for special exception Staff Reports The owner of Great Marsh Estate in Bealeton received approval last Thursday from the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to offer overnight accommodations in the estate house and hold up to 48 events such as weddings, receptions, reunions and corporate events per year. The applicant, Great Marsh Place, LLC, wanted to hold 55 events per year with a maximum attendance of 200 people per event.

The special exception approved by the supervisors allows 24 events for a maximum of 100 guests and 24 events for up to 200 guests. The events for more than 100 guests are to be held only on Saturday. A maximum of 150 vehicles can park on the site. All events are to be one-day events. Weekend events can run from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. Weekday events can run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Tents can be put up but any greater than 900 square feet for more than 50 people require zoning and building

permits. Amplified music can only be played within the stable on the grounds. Temporary toilet trailers are allowed. A maximum of 10 overnight guests can stay in the estate house. The county planning commission in March recommended approval of the special exception for the events and the special permit for the tourist home. Great Marsh is about 120 acres and is at 6105 Great Marsh Place, off Catlett Road.




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Congressman Denver Riggleman visits Taylor Middle School By Karen Chaffraix Times Staff Writer

“Their parents voted for him, so we invited him to help the kids understand what a congressional representative does,” said Taylor Middle School teacher Brian Lowery. Gathered in the auditorium were nearly 170 seventh-grade students — all eight civics classes taught by Lowery and colleague Matt Walker. First-term congressman Rep. Denver Riggleman, (R-5th District), spent 45 minutes addressing the group. He told them what a normal day in the legislature is like. “It’s meeting after meeting, all day long. I have about 42 meetings a day; that’s typical,” Riggleman said. “And when I hear a loud beep beep beep, I have to stop everything and take the underground train over to vote. You all know about those underground trains?” His staff goes with him, he said, texting what they know about the bills he is voting on. “There’s been about 2,000 bills submitted in the first three months that I have to try and know about. I have 22 people that work for me, on every single topic.” Riggleman spoke fast and he was funny, so restlessness among the 12-year-olds remained at a minimum. “And guess what is waiting on my desk at the end of the day?” “Food,” came a shout. “Cake!” said someone else. “More work,” Riggleman an-

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/KAREN CHAFFRAIX U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman addresses civics students at Taylor Middle School last Thursday. Against the wall to Riggleman’s left are civics teacher Matt Walker and assistant teacher Derick Knighting from Liberty High school’s Teach for Tomorrow program. On the other side of Riggleman stands civics teacher Brian Lowery. swered. “I have 730,000 people I’m responsible for. Our district is bigger than the state of New Jersey, did you guys know that? It’s bigger than the country of Israel. It goes down to the border of North Carolina. You guys ever been to North Carolina?” He told them about marrying at 19 and going into the U.S. Air Force. “In 1996, they sent me to UVA where I got my degree, and they taught me how to fly. In 1999, I got to fly a B-1 bomber. I was a B-1 intelligence offi-

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cer.” He became an officer and went overseas, he told them. “I got to go to Israel and Oman and Germany and Romania. Because I studied very hard, I got to do some really cool things.” After the Air Force, Riggleman worked for the National Security Agency, he said, where he got to “talk to terrorists; finding all these bad guys and trying to get to ’em.” He later built several businesses, the most recent being a distillery, which

his wife and daughters run, he said. “I never expected to become a politician. I was asked to run. And I decided to do it so I could fight the bullies.” ‘I work for all of you.’ “If you ever want to come up with your parents, I can take you to some secret rooms in the capitol; I can take you to the White House. Why would I do that? Because I work for you,” Riggleman said. Lowery said local politicians are invited every year to come speak to students. Earlier this year, chairman of Fauquier’s board of supervisors, Chris Butler, spoke, as did Jerry Wood and Renard Carlos from the Warrenton Town Council. Mark Warner has been invited. “We want them to understand that those people are able to represent them, regardless of party affiliation,” Lowery added. At question time, students asked about the nuclear arms deal with Iran, about border security and about “the increasing interest in socialism.” Riggleman responded: “Listen, kids, you have to decide whether you want to make your own decisions when you grow up, or you want someone else to make decisions for you. Do you want freedom, or do you want to be told what to do?” “I was very impressed by the high-level thinking they showed,” Lowery said as the students noisily filed out of the auditorium.

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Supervisors provide funds so Marshall project can move forward By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

As expected, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors approved a $300,000 allocation of capital reserve funds to add to the $637,000 raised by a community fundraising effort to pay to put utility lines underground for the Marshall Main Street streetscape project. Another $367,000 needed for that part of the project will come from proffer funds. Construction costs had risen and a change in policy on the state level made undergrounding of lines ineligible for grant funding. The shift of $300,000 — which doesn’t have to be repaid — was supported by a 4-to-0 vote by the supervisors on Thursday. Scott District Supervisor Holder Trumbo recused himself from voting and discussion about the property because he owns property in the project area, which extends along Main Street from just past the intersection of Rectortown Road to Frost Street. The project had an original budget of $4.5 million. When the undergrounding of lines was added, the project cost rose to roughly $6.2 million, according to Erin Kozanecki, the county’s management and budget director. Aside from the utility work, the project makes sidewalk improvements, adds crosswalks, improves signage, and adds trees and street lighting. The supervisors also awarded a $398,324.55 contract for Whitman, Requardt and Associates to provide construction engineering and inspection service. The streetscape work could start this fall now that funding is in place. “When we learned six months ago that we needed another $1.2 million [to underground the lines], I thought it was impossible. But we had people willing to work hard” to raise funds through donations, said Marshall District Supervisor Mary Leigh McDaniel. “I would love to have a project like this in Warrenton,” said Center District Supervisor Chris Granger. “The ROI [return on investment] is going to be huge.” Lee District Supervisor Chris Butler said he was “skeptical” of the project but was impressed that it had backers willing to donate $610,000. Cedar Run Supervisor Rick Gerhardt noted the fundraising push by supporters as well. He said his email box has “not gone berserk” as happens when there is opposition.

MBRA rift

A rift within the Marshall Business and Residents Association, in part over the streetscape project but also over leadership of the MBRA, spilled over during citizen’s time on Thursday’s meeting. The conflicts caused some longtime MBRA members to resign in February. Chris Cloud, a realtor and Marshall resident, referred to a joint letter of resignation sent to MBRA President Mary Wilkerson. The letter complained that a slate of candidates for leadership that

included Wilkerson as president and her daughter as secretary was put forth without input or consultation with the membership or an opportunity to nominate others. A “sham election” was held, according to the letter signed by Cloud and his wife Debbie, Paul Lawrence, Peter Schwartz and others. Those who resigned complained that Wilkerson used her position to “repeatedly lobby members of the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to undermine the Marshall Main Street Project, knowing that many MBRA members support the project.” For her part, Wilkerson, who went to the podium to speak, said she’s heard from people in the community who are unhappy about the project and feel unheard. She said that a vote by the MBRA board last September opposing the project as currently designed “drew such extreme hostility [that it] necessitated having a sheriff’s deputy present at a few public community meetings just so that our attendees could feel safe.” According to Wilkerson, reasons for the opposition included: • A project envisioned to extend the length of Main Street had shrunk to one block. • Main Street will be narrowed for a wider sidewalk. • The project design was costly and complex. • The 20 percent local contribution represents a burdensome local match. • Lack of promised undergrounding (since restored). MBRA Secretary Mary Elizabeth Wilkerson, the president’s daughter, said a failure of previous MBRA treasurers to file tax returns for 13 years caused the organization to lose its tax-exempt status.

Business owners in favor

Lawrence, in a phone interview, said of the current project, “This redevelopment of Main Street is just the beginning. We want to do the same from west to east,” branching out in both directions along Main Street. “Hopefully, additional grant money will be available” to support that expansion, he said. “Full disclosure: my office is on Main Street in the core” of the project, Lawrence said. He is chief operating officer of Family Insight, P.C. He also manages the family real estate business from the office. “It’ll make it more attractive to business developers. We’re talking about small businesses; we’re not looking to bring in a Sheetz or Walgreens,” Lawrence said. “The vision is to make Main Street safer, warmer and more inviting and make Marshall a more walkable community.” Will Duhring, who runs a construction company in Marshall and owns commercial property on Main Street, said the streetscape project will provide “an economic stimulus and increase foot traffic.” Reach James Ivancic at jivancic@





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Town Council seeks new voices to offer meeting invocations By Robin Earl

Times Staff Writer

Warrenton Town Councilman Jerry Wood presented the invocation at the March 12 town council meeting, as he has done at every meeting for about five years. Wood is comfortable offering a prayer that asks for heavenly guidance for the council and gives thanks for the blessings that residents of Warrenton enjoy. His fellow councilmen say they appreciate his contribution. Before the prayer on March 12, Mayor Carter Nevill introduced Wood as “chaplain,” but Wood insists he is not a chaplain. A member of council for six years, Wood is a retired pharmacist and former delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, 31st District. “I make sure to keep the prayers as neutral as possible,” he said in an interview April 8. JERRY WOOD He brought out sheaths of papers, covered with standard prayers that he uses as the basis for the invocations. The prayers include acknowledgements of the contributions of veterans and long-standing businesses in the town; he prays for the town council members and their families. The invocation is directed to town council members, not the public, he said. During councilman’s time at the March 12 meeting, Wood suggested that perhaps the council should include other voices who wish to offer prayers to open council meetings. He said that he would like to invite local clergy men and women from Fauquier County to offer their own invocations. Although Wood said he has received no complaints about the prayers, about a year ago town attorney Whit Robinson explained to him that a 5-4, 2014 Supreme Court decision means that governmental agencies should not appear to endorse one religion over others. Because Wood is the only one to give the invocation, it could be interpreted that his personal version of Christianity is endorsed by the town, Robinson told him. Robinson said that a 2014 Court of Appeals (for the 4th District) case suggests that Wood’s new initiative would be more in keeping with the appropriate use of prayer at official government meetings. Wood said he is not sure he’ll be able to recruit clergy to give the invocations at every meeting, but “I don’t want to see the opening prayer just go away. I would hate for religion to be taken out of it. You can have it be non-denominational, but I would like to be able to

thank God. It’s important to have God in government.”

The legal case

A lawsuit was presented by three members of the Rowan County, North Carolina, community against its five-member board of commissioners. In that community, the elected members of the board took turns at their meetings giving the invocations. Other citizens were prohibited from offering the prayer. In Rowan, the pre-meeting prayers were exclusively Christian, and, according to the complaint in the lawsuit, sometimes bordered on proselytizing. The court ruled that the prayer practice as followed in Rowan was unconstitutional. Circuit Court Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III wrote, “We conclude that the Constitution does not allow what happened in Rowan County. The prayer practice served to identify the government with Christianity and risked conveying to citizens of minority faiths a message of exclusion.” He quoted the “Establishment Clause” as the basis for the majority decision. The court decided that the Establishment Clause does not require that the meeting-opening prayer be non-sectarian, rather that the opportunity to offer the prayer is open to different faiths. And while it is not unconstitutional for legislators to offer the invocations, the opportunity must not be limited to only legislators.

Volunteers welcome

Wood said that since he will be leaving council in June of 2020 — he is not running for another term — it seemed like a good time to open up the process to local clergy. “It just seems like the right time to look at it.” He said he plans to ask for input from the Rev. Decker Tapscott of the Faith Christian Church and international Outreach Center, the Rev. Ben Moss at St. James’ Episcopal Church and Pastor Jay Lawson of Warrenton Baptist Church. Wood would like to include someone from the Jewish faith, but has not connected with anyone yet. He said he has spoken to some members of the clergy to see if they would be willing to give a more “neutral” version of a prayer at government-sponsored events. He related, “They said, ‘When I pray, I pray to Jesus Christ.’” Wood pointed out that the law does not require the town to go outside its borders to seek representatives of other religions, but he is more than happy to open up the process to include all of Fauquier County. Councilman Wood said that clergy representing any denomination are welcome to contact him at or by phone at 804-263-2268.

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TIMES STAFF PHOTO/JAMES IVANCIC At long last, work has begun on the Central Sports Complex on Meetze Road.

Site work begins on Central sports complex By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

The beginning of site work for the Central Sports Complex — a long-envisioned project to bring playing fields to the midsection of Fauquier County — was celebrated with a ceremonial groundbreaking last Thursday. Steve Rodgers, who sold the land, adjacent to the county fairgrounds, to the county two decades ago, was present. “We’re happy that it’s finally underway,” said Rodgers, on behalf of his family. County Parks and Recreation Director Larry Miller, Parks and Recreation board members Donald Johnson Jr. and Clayton Lescalleet III, county supervisors Rick Gerhardt, Chris Granger and Holder Trumbo, County Administrator Paul McCulla, Bill Barkovic of the Warrenton Youth Sports Club, and others donned hard hats and turned shovels of dirt. “The real celebration will be 18 months from now,” when the project is finished, said Johnson. Site work began about three weeks ago. Off in the distance from the groundbreaking, earth was being moved on the future site of playing fields. Storm water management areas were also being prepped in this early phase. The project budget is $13,188,491, paid for with debt funding of $8,767,125, plus $4,421,366 in county and grant funds. The Land and Water Conservation Fund and Virginia Department of Transportation were grant funding sources. Terms of the conservation fund grant require that four playable fields be finished by this August. The overall project consists of six rectangular multi-use fields for sports such as soccer and lacrosse, a large diamond field and four small diamond fields, an umpire field house, a main building, an equestrian path, a skating rink and parking. The fields will serve a variety of youth and adult field sports teams, including baseball, football, lacrosse and

soccer. “I expect any sports organization will utilize the fields,” Lescalleet said. “We even have rugby being played at Northern Fauquier [Community Park].” S.W. Rodgers of Gainesville is the general contractor. Timmons Group of Richmond designed the project. The park’s main entrance will be just south of Warrenton, off Meetze Road, where a deceleration lane will be added. The entrance to the site from Old Auburn Road, which also serves the fairgrounds, will provide a rear access, Lescalleet said. Some trees will have to be taken down along Meetze Road to create the new entrance. One or both lanes of Meetze will be closed for a few minutes when that work is done this summer, according to Rick Long, S.W. Rodgers vice president. “This will be in accordance with VDOT maintenance of traffic guidelines,” said Long. Signs will be posted and someone will be directing traffic. Granger, who represents the Center District, said that one of the reasons that he was motivated to run for office eight years ago was the need for a sports facility in the central area of the county. His daughter, Madelyn, was a child athlete at the time. “She may not get to play here,” but now “the middle part of the county has fields that will be easy to get to for soccer, lacrosse, softball and baseball.” Gerhardt recognized the support for the project shown by his predecessor, Lee Sherbeyn, as well as Granger and Trumbo. Gerhardt said financial benefits will be realized once the site is fully operational, with people spending money at local stores, restaurants and motels when they come for games and tournaments. “Having a central facility is huge,” said Barkovic of WYSC. “In the past, kids were spread out all over the county, different age groups. Now we can pull them in at the central facility. Reach James Ivancic at jivancic@





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Fauquier schools to add 3 new elementary counselors By Ffiona Coulson

Contributing Writer

In the budget for next school year, the Fauquier County School Board and Superintendent David Jeck allocated almost $400,000 to hire and support three new school counseling positions for local elementary schools. The step coincides with Gov. Ralph Northam’s goal of reducing the ratio of students to school counselors to 250 to 1. Northam (D) initially requested $36 million in additional funding toward that goal, but the General Assembly allocated only $12 million. The new positions will be placed in the county’s larger elementary schools, which currently staff one school counselor for 500 students. A fourth counseling position will be considered for the spring of 2020, once the county has a better idea of where an additional position is needed, Jeck said. Adding the counseling positions is not the only recent step Fauquier County has taken to support student mental health needs. Last year, testing coordinators were hired at each school to organize standardized testing schedules and makeup exams, a task that previously fell to school counselors. The move was intended to allow counselors more time to assist students, Jeck said in a recent interview. Additionally, the school division

“It’s not an exaggeration when I say that it’s a monumentally important initiative… I’m proud of the fact that we are where we are with counselors because we’re better than most in terms of the number of school counselors we have. But we still have a ways to go.”

DAVID JECK Superintendent Fauquier County Public Schools

put its “purple lanyard” initiative into action this school year. Teachers who are trained in youth mental health first aid wear their IDs on purple lanyards to signal to students that they are trained and able to help if needed. When asked about these two initiatives, Jeck praised both decisions, emphasizing the importance of supporting students’ mental health. “Students are just in a different place now,” Jeck explained. “Expectations are through the roof. … Student mental health issues and school anxiety are a huge problem, and out in the community there are very few resources at schools’ or parents’ disposal to help students.” When asked how he felt about the governor’s effort to hire and support more counselors, Jeck was quick to support the decision. “It’s not an exaggeration when I say that it’s a monumentally important initiative… I’m proud of the fact that we are where we are with coun-

selors because we’re better than most in terms of the number of school counselors we have,” he said. “But we still have a ways to go.” Jeck explained that there is much more that can be done to support stu-

dent needs through the support of school counselors, but the funds approved in the new state budget are a significant start. Reach Ffiona Coulson at

Recycling in Fauquier still a winning proposition RECYCLE, from Page 3 Warrenton accepts mixed office paper at the town’s public works facility at 360 Falmouth St. Warrenton provides twice-a-week refuse collection. No liquids or hazardous waste such as paints, cleaners, fuel, oil, pesticides and batteries are accepted, nor are large items such as furniture or items such as fluorescent bulbs.

Commercial haulers

County Waste based in Fredericksburg, Waste Management, Allied Waste and Robinson Trash are commercial haulers doing business in the county. For a charge, they pick up trash at curbside outside the towns of Warrenton and Remington. All waste goes to the county’s transfer station. Recyclables are taken elsewhere. County Waste, for instance, collects recyclables and takes those single-stream collections to a material recycling facility in the Fredericksburg area for a $5 monthly charge to each resident served, according to

Butch Grimsley, the county’s environmental services operations manager. When it arrives at the recycling facility, it is sorted by hand and recycled, he said. Grimsley said County Waste bought out about a half dozen “mom and pop” smaller haulers about six years ago.


Fauquier now uses its Corral Farm landfill as a transfer station. Rather than bury trash as it did for years, it’s trucked to a facility in Richmond. “Our landfill was filling up rapidly. The county decided several years ago to build a transfer station and to pay a hauler and the tipping fee at Richmond,” Ethier explained. Fauquier still handles the recycling and takes some construction waste. Though garbage is no longer buried at the landfill, the county must still maintain the site. Runoff is controlled and the groundwater monitored, she said. Reach James Ivancic at jivancic@

Motorcyclist arrested for traveling at high speeds A motorcyclist was taken into custody Sunday afternoon for traveling through Fauquier County at high speeds, according to a press release from the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. A sheriff’s deputy clocked a black Yamaha on radar, going 111 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 17, south of Bealeton at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, April 14, according to the release. Sgt. James Hartman, spokesman for the sheriff’s office, said that while the motorcyclist was traveling south, he passed a deputy operating radar who was traveling north. The deputy communicated with another deputy who was travelling south on U.S. 17. This deputy observed the motorcycle approaching from behind. Both deputies conducted a traffic stop near Ritchie Road, Hartman reported. A third deputy, hearing the radio

traffic, confirmed the same motorcycle had entered radar going 107 mph earlier that day on U.S. 17 at Interstate 66 near Marshall, Hartman said. At that time, however, the deputy was unable to safely turn around due to heavy traffic. Deputies confirmed with the motorcycle operator, identified as Adam Michael Brown, of Fredericksburg, that he had traveled this route prior to being stopped, Hartman said. Sgt. C. Brubaker took Brown into custody for reckless driving by speed, said Hartman. Brown, 29, was taken before a magistrate and charged with reckless driving by speed and possession of marijuana. He was also issued a summons for no Virginia Inspection. Hartman said that Brown was held on a $5,000 secured bond in the Fauquier County Adult Detention Center at the time of his arrest.

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County-wide communication system upgrade currently in testing phase BUS, from Page 1 Surrounding counties have already adopted P25 (Fairfax, Prince William, Loudoun and Stafford), or are in the process of adopting it (Culpeper and Rappahannock).

Not just schools

In Fauquier, according to Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office radio administrator, Chuck Kuhler, the schools, fire, medics, hospital, parks and recreation, internet technology hubs, community development, police and the sheriff’s departments, all have the same deadline. July 1 is the target date for the entire county to be P25 capable, although full usage will come in phases. The Warrenton Police Department has been investing in the new radios for several years now, Kuhler said. So has the sheriff’s office. Kuhler’s office has been helping guide the county’s transition to P25. He said Fauquier has been working with Rappahannock and Culpeper counties since 2002 in a regional effort that shares cost of communication system infrastructure; this includes a microwave network, radio repeaters, radio shelters with generators, and county-owned and leased cell towers. “In 2013 we started the upgrade to P25 and selected Harris Corporation for new infrastructure and public safety radios.” Kuhler said that the sheriff’s office is giving county schools 62 portable radios and a couple of base stations, which are permanent dispatching units. “We would like to thank the sheriff’s office — in particular, Chuck Kuhler — for guidance and support,” Graham said on Monday. “They will save us $175,000 worth of equipment and will help us prepare for the transition to the new system.”

School board meeting

Asked how such a sizeable expense could have blindsided everyone, Graham said that “this administration” began working with the sheriff’s office in the fall of 2018, but that he had only recently found out about the need to replace the radios. “Due to the change in personnel in the sheriff’s office and in FCPS administration, it

Fauquier’s public schools’ budget formally adopted The Fauquier County School Board unanimously voted Tuesday, April 9, to adopt the fiscal year 2020 budget. Per its April 11 press release, “The school division’s budget will increase by $7.5 million next year to total $148.3 million.” “Fauquier teachers will receive raises between 2 and 14.7 percent to move to 92 to 100 percent of the market.” Superintendent David Jeck said. “We are providing the biggest pay increase for teachers in memory, and we are doing so without the need to raise taxes. This is historic.” View budget details at www.fcps1. org; go to School Board, then April 9 Board Docs. only recently came to the school division’s full attention.” School board member Brian Gorg (Center) said he was “flabbergasted” that such an expense could have been overlooked, and asked about a lease/ purchase option. “There are too many questions outstanding,” he said, ultimately voting no on the funding request. Member Don Mason (Lee) said, “We’ve got to get out of this crisis management. This gives me heartburn.” He, too, voted no. School board chair Suzanne Sloane (Scott) said it was an emergency, and Donna Grove (Cedar Run) said, “I need to make sure the buses have radios by the time school starts.” They, along with Duke Bland, who attended the meeting by telephone, voted yes. The “purchase of public safety radio equipment” was approved and installation is slated to begin in May. The school board will be purchasing 150 to 200 new devices from Motorola, which will also be installing the radios. Documents provided by Graham state that the funds will come from “residual funds from completed projects,” and from savings expected from a county-wide energy-saving plan. A new radio tower will be operating by May or June. Reach Karen Chaffraix at

Give Local Piedmont set for May 7 Give Local Piedmont, a one-day opportunity for residents to support local nonprofits, is set for May 7 this year. The regional event is part of a national day of giving to honor the 100th anniversary of the advent of community foundations. Managed by Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Give Local Piedmont has raised approximately $4 million for area nonprofits in the last five years. Established in 2000, the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation is a public charity that aims “to enhance and preserve the quality of life in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, and Rappahannock counties.”

Jane Bowling Wilson, executive director of NPCF, said that there will be a record 178 nonprofits participating in the day of giving this year; 84 of those are located in and serve Fauquier County. The website for both giving and for learning about all the participating nonprofits is givelocalpiedmont. org. Early giving begins April 23, but those contributions are not counted toward May 7 prizes. All nonprofits will also receive a percentage (based on dollars raised), of a $100,000 donation by the PATH Foundation dedicated to this day.





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Let the little children lead the way

As Earth Day approaches next Monday, April 22, we suggest an experiment: Try dropping a fast food wrapper or an empty Starbucks cup on the ground within sight of a child between the ages of 4 and 12. I predict you will be treated to a withering glance — as only a small child can deliver — and that child will scoop up the offending trash, almost before it hits the ground, and deposit it in the appropriate receptacle. For those with middle-schoolers at their disposal, try letting the water run while you brush your teeth. That tween will be in your bathroom in a heartbeat, turning off the faucet and scolding you for the crime of wasting water. You may well feel as though you have gut-punched Mother Nature. Our children have been taught well, by their parents and by their science teachers. And let’s face it, they have some skin in this game. Our children have been raised in the culture of environmentalism, but some adults still need education. A new report by the Grocery Manufacturers Association shows that “75 percent of Americans say they have changed their behavior in recent years to be more environmentally conscious, taking steps to recycle more frequently, buy sustainable products or reduce waste.” The study concludes, though, that “despite the growing consumer consciousness of environmental issues, there remains a considerable gap between aspiration and reality.” The report found that “40 percent of Americans are ‘aspirational recyclers,’ who recycle items that they’re unsure will meet the requirements in hopes that any unrecyclable items will be later sorted. That number goes up to 44 percent for those who say they are very environmentally concerned and to 49 percent for millennials.” The study further said that 23 percent of respondents said that recycling is more confusing than filling out a tax return; 22 percent said it is more confusing than the stock market; and 26 percent said recycling rules are more confusing than putting together furniture from Ikea. We hope that in Fauquier the numbers are a little better. Folks who bring their recyclables to Corral Farm are faced with well-labeled dumpsters for each separate category of recyclables. Helpful environmental services employees are always present to answer the most common question: “Can I throw this in here?” Warrenton residents have an easy-to-navigate recycling program, and although Remington residents don’t have the ability to recycle at curbside, they have a multi-stream collection site right in town. Even folks who use commercial haulers have a choice. Call your trash pick-up company and make sure that the recyclables they collect are faithfully recycled, not tossed in with the rest of the trash. If they can’t assure that they are following best practices, maybe it’s time to sort and bring your recyclables to Corral Farm or a collection site. Folks like Trish Ethier, the county’s recycling education coordinator, make it their life’s work to teach residents about best environmental practices. The Environmental Services portion of the Fauquier County government website states that a myriad of environment education tools are available: “landfill and recycling center tours, slide presentations, composting, recycling, informational brochures, quarterly newsletter, flyers and internet information. “Our informational program strives to provide vital information to the Fauquier County residents and their children in the hopes that a well-informed resident will willingly participate in the proper disposal of their municipal solid waste.” The site lists programs for elementary, middle and high school students — and also programs for the rest of us — even those who can’t put together an Ikea entertainment center. It’s up to us to make sure we are doing the best we can to recycle effectively. Those who would like to learn more can contact Ethier at 540-422-8840 or 

FAUQUIER FLASHBACKS: FROM THE FAUQUIER TIMES Practicing the use of an automatic respirator at Fauquier Hospital in October 1966, Mrs. John McCormack tests the device, while nurse Mrs. James Houser and product demonstrator Jim Charnley observe. 75 Years Ago April 20, 1944 Stationed at an advanced island base in the Mediterranean theater, Lt. Henry C. Wallach, U.S. Army Air Forces, has been promoted to the rank of captain. He is the son of Mrs. Robert R. Wallach of Warrenton. Two of his brothers, Lt. Col. Marshall Wallach and Lt. Robert Wallach, both of Warrenton, are also in the armed services. The Rev. Guy C. Heyl has accepted the pastorate of the Warrenton Baptist Church, vacant since October when the Rev. Thomas C. Allen resigned. A native of the Orlean section of Fauquier, Rev. Heyl previously had a church in Pittsburg, and was an instructor at Fork Union Military Academy. About 3,300 automobile and truck licenses, approximately the same as last year, were sold in Fauquier County in 1944, said Upton H. Richards, license agent, on Monday. 50 Years Ago April 17, 1969 The Harlequins of Fauquier High School will present Rick Besoyan’s musical comedy “Little Mary Sunshine” on April 25 and 26. A spoof on the old-time Jeannette McDonald - Nelson Eddy musical, it features Leigh Somerville as Little Mary and Bobby Nesselrodt as Capt. Big Jim Warington. In supporting roles are Kathy Trenis, Burrell Saunders, Bonnie Glascock and Gordon Holt. Marine PFC Crongie C. Wines,

son of Mr. and Mrs. Connie Wines of Warrenton, is serving with the Ninth Engineer Battalion, First Marine Division, in Vietnam. The unit’s combat engineers detect and clear mine fields and destroy enemy fortifications. Scout Clayton Emery received the coveted Eagle badge at a court of honor held by Troop 957, Vint Hill Farms Station on April 2. It was the second Eagle award in two weeks, following Scout Donald Vovakes, who received his Eagle badge on March 26. 25 Years Ago April 20, 1994 The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office will begin seizing automobiles owned by delinquent taxpayers this week, county officials recently confirmed. In what is the most aggressive step yet to collect roughly $8 million owed the county in back taxes, sheriff’s deputies will track down residents who have neither paid their personal property taxes nor made payment arrangements with Treasurer Bitsy Lineweaver. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Keep Fauquier Clean to aid in the completion of the environmental projects at the Number 18 Schoolhouse in Marshall. Under the title, Garden with a Message,” the environmental garden will be maintained by the Master Gardeners, with a constructed wetlands demonstration project. — Compiled by John T. Toler


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Fauquier native says, ‘In Sheriff Mosier, we have the best’ I’m 88 years old and have lived in Fauquier County all of my life. As a business owner since 1966 when I opened my hardware store, followed later with my furniture business where I still work daily, I have known many of our sheriffs. And as a former county supervisor, I have worked closely with some. Unequivocally, Bob Mosier has been the best sheriff of Fauquier County I have seen in my lifetime, and has accomplished more in three years than some sheriffs have in over 20. Some say that being a successful sheriff requires the backing of a strong political party. It’s not about politics. If you’ve got a good sheriff, you know it; don’t mix it up with political stuff. Being a successful sheriff requires strong leadership, a powerful outreach effort that connects with all of the people, and community presence. Sheriff Mosier is all of those things. He has reorganized a sheriff’s office that is streamlined, well-trained in new investigative techniques and is confronting crime, especially drug crime with impressive results … you’ve read about the impressive drug busting and arrests statistics in Fauquier in the past three years. And you also have witnessed Sheriff Mosier’s outreach and community presence. He is seemingly everywhere, and my friends and customers have

noticed. He gets around to see the people … that is very important. He frequently hosts town hall meetings throughout the county. You see him at other community events, VFW and American Legion functions (I’m a member of both, so I know), churches (both black and white), First Fridays where he walks and talks with locals, holiday parades, our schools. (Have you read about his hosting a student lunch outreach?) He restarted the Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Explorer Program, missing for many years in Fauquier County — an outreach effort that helps develop character, leadership and life skills in young men and women. Sheriff Mosier’s opponent dismisses his presence as just seeking face time with the community. You’re darn right he does! He’s connecting with the people face-to-face, asking questions about their concerns, answering questions about crime prevention, safety, how critical trends affect their lives. He doesn’t sit behind his office desk all day … he wants to be visible and he does connect. He’s down to earth and approachable. People are comfortable walking up to him. I’ve never seen a sheriff in our county so willing to engage its citizens. He’s increased the number of deputy positions in the Sheriff’s Office, increased deputy base salaries, increased patrols, and doubled the number of speed-

ing ticket citations. His opponent was quoted as saying, “the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office has needlessly increased the amount of speeding and traffic tickets …” I don’t get that one. If you can slow down the speeders, you reduce accidents and fatalities that are on the rise regionally. That’s just common sense. And by the way, drug traffickers are often connected with speeding. So, you get a bonus that is helping to increase drug arrests. It’s all good. I stated that Bob Mosier has done much in his first three years. He got our sheriff’s office accredited in his first effort. His opponent said to Fauquier Times last August, “It’s not worth it. You don’t get anything for it … it’s nothing.” I think Bob’s opponent needs to do a little more research on what accreditation does for law enforcement. It’s a big deal. There’s an old expression, “You don’t change horses in mid-stream.” We’ve got a great sheriff with a very impressive list of accomplishments. Let’s not change sheriffs now. The winner of this primary will face no opposition in the November election. So please, it’s important that you join me at the primary on June 11 and re-elect Bob Mosier as our sheriff. Jim Rankin Warrenton

Abortion and animal abuse legislation present contradictions Does anyone else find Gov. Ralph Northam’s priorities and principles skewed? I am appalled and distressed by the juxtaposition of these two news items. The first is a direct quote from the governor regarding late-term abortions. It is even more distressing that the comment comes from a physician whose Hippocratic oath states first and foremost — “do no harm.” “The infant would be delivered. The infant would be kept comfortable. The infant would be resuscitated if that’s what the mother and family desired. And then a discussion would ensue between the physicians and the mother.” (Jan. 2019) The second is a news article released on April 3. “Gov. Ralph Northam signed a bill which ups the penalty for abusing an animal to a class 6 felony. That could mean from one to five years in prison for the perpetrator.” (“Shore Daily News,” April 3, 2019) Let me be clear and unequivocal. I wholeheartedly support any legislation against animal cruelty and abuse. We are charged with the obligation of stewardship over the earth and all therein. But I am perplexed by the thinking that it’s a “matter-of-fact” thing to murder a viable infant, yet it’s a felony to abuse a dog. There have been over 54,000,000 abortions in the United States since the

famous Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case in 1973. By comparison, it is estimated that 15,000,000 soldiers died in battle during World War II ( It seems that being born might be less safe than being a soldier! Statistics on animal abuse are difficult to compile, because there are many

different behaviors that fall on that spectrum. Those include: laboratory research, animals as fashion (especially furs), animals as entertainment (dog fighting, cock fighting), neglect, physical abuse (beating, burning, kicking) and even kill shelter statistics that become part of the picture. I am confident

that this, too, numbers in the millions. And yet, if life is valuable, precious and doing it harm garners a severe punishment on the one hand, should it not also be on the other? Charlene Root Warrenton

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Green grows the land Valley View Farm poised for second century of successful stewardship


Valley View Farm is home to Gnarled Orchard Hard Cidery, Nobel Hive Meadery, Valley View Cellars and Strother Family Vineyards. Premium wines, hard cider and mead are available in the Locavore Farm Market Taproom. By John Hagarty

Contributing Writer

It’s a story we are all familiar with: the disappearing family farm. In 1920, there were more than 6 million farms scattered from sea to shining sea. Today 2 million are left. And while that number is stabilizing, it’s the big boys that are increasingly plowing the earth, not mom and dad. So, it’s refreshing to hear a story that began at the height of family farming a century ago and is still going strong. Swing open the garden gate and let’s learn about Fauquier County’s Valley View Farm. “My great-grandfather purchased the land for my grandfather back in the 1920s. He operated a beef and horse farm and rode in the Cobbler Hunt with George Patton of World War II fame,” said Philip Carter Strother. Starting as a farm, Belle Meade Products (later Distillery) was created in 1934 by Daniel C. Sands, Bar-

rett Elliott and C. Edward Strother, Philip’s great-grandfather. With the end of prohibition in the United States in 1933, Belle Meade produced whiskey at a cost of 31 cents per gallon. The whiskey was taken in tanks by railroad to Richmond, where it was bottled, labeled and sold. Strother, 49, is the current owner of both the farm and Philip Carter Winery in Hume. The farm itself encompasses 500 acres in the scenic Delaplane Valley off U.S. 17. “Twenty-six years ago, my grandfather planted the first peach orchard and started a pick-your-own operation. We have been welcoming people to the farm ever since,” he said. Strother is quick to point out he does not call himself the owner of the farm. Rather he’s the steward. Why? “This is a generational farm. We believe as a family we are here for a short time and during that time the person who has management author-

ity over the farm is the steward. “It’s that person’s responsibility to leave the farm a little bit better than it came to them. To carry it forward, to preserve it, to maintain it and to enhance it for the next generation,” Strother said. Today that modest peach orchard beginning has been dramatically expanded to include all manner of agricultural-related products, including fruit, vegetables, social lubricants, family activities and more. To visit the farm is to take a threehour graduate course in farming. “When guests come out to Valley View, they’re going to get a handson farming experience,” explained Strother. The operation embodies the best of what is known as agritourism. With the ongoing disappearance of family farming, today’s generation of both adults and children have minimal knowledge of how grocery store products are actually produced. Just grab some corn, green

beans, a couple of steaks and head to the checkout counter. This stuff came from the land? Interesting.

Nature’s bounty

Depending upon the timing of the harvest, the farm acts as an open-air grocery store or a farmers market on steroids. Consider what you can buy from their bountiful “aisles:” fruit butters, honey, jellies, jams, preserves, syrups, salsas, salad dressings, cheeses, fudge, peanuts, strawberries, squash, beans, peas, radishes, corn, tomatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, zucchini, potatoes, beets, carrots, onions, broccoli and even sunflowers. Then the real fun begins. Before or after heading out to the fields to pick their own grocery basket, guests can stop by the farm’s tasting room and enjoy a glass of hard cider, mead, peach wine, or white or red table wine. A 45-acre on-site vineyard supports both the farm’s wine production and its winery in Hume. See GROWS, page 16

Philip Carter Strother and his family represent the third generation of family farming in Fauquier County. Their role as stewards is a legacy they hope to leave for future generations.


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Valley View Farm poised for second century of successful stewardship GROWS, from page 15 If guests elect to enjoy a delicious glass of cold cider, they can then go to the orchard and pick the fruit that produced the classic farm beverage.

Honey bee initiative

In keeping with Strother’s stewardship philosophy, this spring a partnership initiative with George Mason University will release up to a half a million honey bees that will support 10 hives.

More than two decades ago, Strother’s grandfather planted the peach orchards that now grace the family farm.

The high annual loss of honey bees, as well as range reduction and local extinctions of both wild and native pollinators, are of great concern within the farming community. Approximately one-third of the typical Western diet requires bee pollination and honey bees are the primary pollinators of numerous food crops, including fruits, nuts, vegetables and oilseeds. Annually, insect-pollinated crops are valued at approximately $175 billion in the United States. The effort will focus on developing resistance to a virus attacking queen bees that has been decimating the honey bee population. The university will manage the hives and retain the ensuing research for the study. In exchange, the farm will be given the honey for use in tastings, sales and mead production. It’s always fun to support an effort that benefits both man and nature. Especially when a tasty adult beverage is involved. Not content to lean on its pitchfork, this season the farm will open a viewing zoo to showcase the numerous delights of farm world inhabitants. “We will have some Highland cattle, emus, llamas, pigs, and many more farm animals, some more unique than others, Strother said. “It will give suburbanites who are not used to seeing farm animals in their daily life the opportunity” to

Valley View Farm now boasts its own apiary. Several million bees were released in April to support the farm’s 10 hives.

see them up close and personal. Another initiative is a collaborative effort with Sky Meadows State Park to restore an old farm road that backdrops both properties. When completed, it will allow guests from both the farm and the park to hike, jog and even ride horses between the two venues. “The stables would be in Sky Meadows and people could ride over to Valley View. We will have a hitching post and guests could have a pint of cider or glass of wine and then head back to Sky Meadows on horseback,” said Strother. This spring the farm will also partner with Hidden Creek Farm which, will provide organically grown vegetables in addition to what is grown at Valley View Farm. A pumpkin patch and new corn

maze will round out the end of harvest fun. In summarizing what he seeks to achieve, Strother says, “My commitment is to do the best I can to contribute to our long traditions of agriculture in the commonwealth and to make the past pastoral ideal accessible to as many people as possible. Guests can come and appreciate quality products that are grown here in Virginia,” he said. It’s gratifying that a unique place like Valley View Farm is managed by a steward whose vision for the next century is to be even more productive than in its storied past. For a full digital tour of the farm and its 2019 seasonal delights, visit For more business and wine tales, visit

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Fauquier Court House chapter, National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution held an installation of officers at a luncheon at Poplar Springs in Casanova on April 6. District VI Director Betty Wade swore in 10 officers: Kathryn Campbell as regent, Kathy Schumacher as first vice regent, Barbara Eickhoff as second vice regent, Marilyn Ottevaere as chaplain, Lori Bethea as treasurer, Jo Ellen Godfrey as recording secretary, Belinda Glenn as corresponding secretary, Beverly Alexander as registrar, Kathy Truskey as librarian, and Paula Moore as historian. The members voted the outgoing regent Cat Schwetke to honorary regent. President Tom Hamill of the Culpeper Minutemen chapter, Sons of the

American Revolution, presented Cat Schwetke with the Daughters of Liberty Medal, the highest award given to a DAR member for her contributions to the SAR. Fauquier Court House chapter with its 109 members sponsors the local November day-long genealogy workshop and supports various veteran and community projects in the county. Founded 125 years ago, more than 930,000 women have joined the Daughters of the American Revolution, honoring their heritage as well as making a difference in their communities across the county. Anyone interested in researching whether there is a Revolutionary War patriot in their family tree can contact the chapter through their website at The new board of Fauquier Court House chapter is pictured here: Kathy Truskey, Belinda Glenn, Lori Bethea, Barbara Eickhoff, District VI Director Betty Wade, Regent Kathryn Campbell, Kathy Schumacher, Marilyn Ottevaere, Beverly Alexander and Jo Ellen Godfrey. COURTESY PHOTO



Lea Saier and Caroline Lawson scored two goals each as the Highland School girls soccer team rebounded from their first loss by dominating Veritas 7-0 Saturday on the road in Richmond. Madison McReynolds and Shannon Kelley also scored.


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PHOTO BY DOUG STROUD Max Pillow (left) and Richard Meseg help scoring star Kris Schulte celebrate a huge night that saw Schulte net all four goals in a 4-1 win over Fauquier on April 9.

HEADING INTO SPRING BREAK WITH A SMILE Schulte’s four goals lead Kettle Run to 4-1 boys soccer win over Fauquier By Peter Brewington Times Staff Writer

Kris Schulte may have been a marked man. But that doesn’t mean he was marked all that well.

The Kettle Run senior soccer star broke loose with four goals in a 4-1 win over Fauquier on April 9. Josh Wine had two assists, with Max Pillow and Alex Wollard each contributed one for the Cougars, who improved to 3-4.

Highland baseball improves to 13-3 By Jeff Malmgren Times Staff Writer

The Highland Hawks used a 10run second inning to beat Seton’s baseball team 18-4 Monday via 10run mercy rule in Warrenton. Blake Fisher went 2-for-2 with two runs, a two-run homer and a steal, and was also the winning pitcher over two scoreless innings as the Hawks improved to 13-3. Other Highland standouts included Ed Wagner (3-for-3, three runs), Dylan Fisher (2-for-3, two runs, two RBIs, triple) and Joe DeBardi (2-for3, double, steal).

Luke Burner added two runs, an RBI and steal on 2-for-2 hitting, while Blake Cuddington went 2-for-3 with two RBIs, a run and double. On April 11, DeBardi went 4-for5 with a three-run homer, four runs and three RBIs as Highland beat host Fredericksburg Christian 13-8. Ty Gravett went 2-for-3 with two doubles as the Hawks improved to 4-0 in the Delaney Athletic Conference. Relief pitcher Adam Dressler earned the victory. On April 9, Cuddington, Gimbel and Gravett each produced three RBIs in a 17-0 victory over Trinity Christian.

Goalie John Otooni made eight saves. Due to spring break, Kettle Run next plays April 23 at home vs. Brentsville. Fauquier also has a 14-day gap between games and next hosts Sherando April 23.

Tough losses drop FHS baseball team to 2-7 Bryce King pitched a three-hitter Monday to lead the Woodbridge Vikings to a 6-3 victory over Fauquier’s baseball team. Fauquier (2-7) took an early 3-2 lead, but the Vikings won with a four-run second inning. For Fauquier, Clay Goff went 1-for-2 with a run, RBI and walk On Saturday, the Falcons lost to Rock Ridge 7-6 despite rallying from an early 5-0 deficit. Rock Ridge responded with the winning runs in the top of the sixth. Nate Winebarger led Fauquier with two runs, a double and steal on 2-for-4 hitting, while Harrison Whitt went 1-for-4 with two RBIs. James Swart added two runs and a steal on 1-for-3 hitting, while Zach Howser went 1-for-2 with a run. — Jeff Malmgren

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District standings

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Fauquier and Liberty’s softball stocks were bullish last week in the Class 4 Northwestern District. Liberty registered two league wins to improve to 4-2 behind first place Sherando (6-0). The Falcons won once and are 3-1. Kettle Run saw its district mark take a major hit with a three-game skid, and is now 2-4. The Eagles opened their district upswing with the exciting 11-10 home come-from-behind victory against Kettle Run on April 8. Liberty needed late-inning heroics the next night to beat preseason favorite James Wood, 6-3. Liberty coach Chris Leatherman said he hoped the home game would be a low-scoring affair, pointing to Colonel junior pitcher Ivy Rosenberry, a Virginia Tech recruit. “I knew runs would be at a premium,” the coach said. James Wood scored once in the top of the second after a pair of doubles, but Liberty responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. A single, a sacrifice bunt and two doubles gave the Eagles a 2-1 edge that held until the James Wood fifth. Liberty recorded two outs after a leadoff single brought the dan-

Sherando............................ 6-0 FAUQUIER........................ 3-1 LIBERTY...........................4-2 James Wood........................3-2 KETTLE RUN....................2-4 Handley...............................1-3 Millbrook..............................0-7

PHOTO BY ROSI GUYTON Hope Mullins and the Eagles are battling Fauquier for second place in the district. gerous Rosenberry to the plate. She homered for a 3-2 James Wood lead. “We tried to pitch away from her but ultimately left one within reach, and she hit a bomb over the fence,” Leatherman recalled. Liberty retaliated with a big inning to win it. Two walks and a Morgan Hatcher bunt moved Eagles into scoring position. A passed ball tied the game



before Katelynn Lewis slammed a two-run triple for a 5-3 margin. A Kaleigh Phelps fielder’s choice scored Lewis with the game’s final run and the 6-3 Eagle victory. “After going through the lineup once, we tried to apply some pressure by playing a little small ball, which proved to be helpful,” Leatherman said.

Harrington throws two-hitter

Fauquier sophomore pitcher Meghan Harrington held Kettle Run to two hits and struck out 10 as the Falcons recorded an important 4-1 win on April 9. Kettle Run freshman Ashley Hume retired the first 12 Fauquier hitters, but the Falcons prevailed thanks to a four-run fifth inning. Emily Turner led off with a scorcher inside the third base bag.

Harrington followed with a line drive single to left field. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch. With one out, Payton Swart’s grounder to short resulted in an infield hit, scoring Turner with the contest’s first run and moving Harrington to third. Hume fanned the next batter for a second out, but Falcon Emma Carter slammed a long drive into right center to score both runners for a 3-0 lead. Carter scored when Renzi was safe on a dropped throw to first. Kettle Run notched its lone run in the bottom of the fifth when Larissa James-LaBranche singled with one out and later scored on an error. Fauquier’s Callaway Lee doubled to start the sixth and went to third on a bunt but did not score. The only other hits in the game were a fourth-inning single by Kettle Run’s Emory Shorts and a seventh-inning single for Falcon Skye Coram.

Rough week for Cougars

Kettle Run traveled to first-place Sherando last Thursday and fell 6-3 for its third straight loss after a 7-1 start. Abby Boldt hit a solo home run in the top of the fourth inning, but the Cougars had already fallen behind 5-0. She finished 1-for-2 with two runs and a walk, while Emory Shorts went 1-for-3 with a double and walk. Chelsea Dodson added a run and steal on 1-for-4 hitting.



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Cougars fall to league leaders By Fred Hodge


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Whether her team is highly experienced or needs seasoning, Kettle Run coach Joanie DeGoosh says the learning process never ends. The Cougars’ girls lacrosse team hosted Region B leader James Monroe last Thursday. The first-half did not go smoothly for Kettle Run, which trailed 12-5 at intermission and lost 19-11. “My defense actually held quite tough,” said DeGoosh, as Kettle Run played solidly at both ends when the two teams were in battling in half-field sets. Kettle Run (3-4) had won three of its last four contests entering last Thursday’s tilt and is 0-1 in the region. DeGoosh said halftime was dedicated to a review of the positive and negative elements. “We are always in the teaching

mode,” DeGoosh said with a smile. “We made progress tonight from the first half to the second half. We learn something new every game.” After winning the region title, Kettle Run replaced its entire defense this spring, so that has been a focal point. James Monroe is having a strong year at 9-1, including 3-0 to lead the Region B standings. The Yellow Jackets had a significant advantage in draws and ground ball control in the opening half, repeatedly using those elements to create unsettled situations for scores. “James Monroe always gets better as the season goes along. They are a good team,” DeGoosh said. Senior Sammie McCoy led Kettle Run with five goals. Grace Small and Aubrey Kearns both scored twice, with Jill Bennett and Lillie Grimsley both adding a goal.


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Cougars getting hot at right time By Jeff Malmgren Times Staff Writer

Joe Vogatsky pitched a two-hitter Tuesday to give the Kettle Run Cougars a 2-1 victory over Marshall during the Eddie Hope “Let’s Play Two” baseball tournament. He struck out seven and allowed one run on three walks and two hits over seven innings to boost Kettle Run’s record to 5-6. Offensively, Michael Aldrich hit a two-out RBI single that scored Trevor Berg for the winning run in the bottom of the fourth inning. Earlier in the inning, Joe Vogatsky hit a one-out RBI single that scored Caden DeCroo (single) for a 1-0 lead. Vogatsky and Zach Ewald each went 2-for-3, while DeCroo went 1-for-3 with a steal and Aldrich went 1-for-3. On Monday, DeCroo hit a leadoff triple in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored on Jacob Brooks’ RBI single as the Cougars beat Edison 5-4 in a “Let’s Play Two” tournament game at Potomac High. Kettle Run fell behind 4-1 before tying the score with a three-run sixth inning. The rally began with a solo homer by Vogatsky, and Dan Dispanet hit a two-out RBI single that scored Declan Downey, who walked. Aldrich then scored on an error after reaching base on a walk.

DeCroo finished 2-for-3 with two runs and a steal. Brooks and Downey each finished 1-for-1, while Vogatsky went 1-for-2 and Dispanet went 1-for-3 with a steal. Relief pitcher Nathan Mabe earned the victory by striking out two in the seventh inning with a hit batsman as his only base runner allowed. Starter Ewald allowed only two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out five over four innings.

Cougars edge Eagles 5-3

On April 10 Jake Heenan hit a tworun single with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to give Kettle Run a 5-3 victory over host Liberty. Liberty led 3-1 in the sixth inning, but Jack Riley and Downey led off the seventh with consecutive singles and DeVogatsky’s two-run single made it 3-3 and set up Heenan’s game-winner. Vogatsky earned the complete-game pitching victory by striking out 10 and allowing three runs only five hits and two walks over seven innings. For Liberty, Jacob Chinault went 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a double and Will Coppage was 2-for-3 with a run and RBI. Zach Ewald and the Cougars are on a roll. PHOTO BY DOUG STROUD

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Undefeated Falcon girls brace for rematch with Sherando By Fred Hodge

Special to the Times

Fauquier’s unbeaten girls tennis squad leads the Class 4 Northwestern District standings with a big match looming. The Falcon girls are 7-0, including 4-0 in district matches, after defeating Kettle Run and Culpeper last week. Coach Rob Deavers is pleased but is fretting about an April 23 match at second-place Sherando. Fauquier won the first meeting, 8-1, but the Warriors were without the services of their No. 1 player.

“I’m kind of worried coming out of spring break because I know a racket is not going to be touched for a week and a half,” said Deavers, whose squad dispersed for the vacation. Fauquier also has to complete an April 8 match at James Wood, postponed due to rain, and will return to Winchester April 30. The Falcons won two singles matches, but trailed in one, were tied in another and held a slim 7-6 edge in a third. Deavers fears James Wood could take advantage in the restart. On April 9, Fauquier beat Kettle Run 8-1.

Falcon Jennifer Adgate took an 8-6 match from Ryan Roeber in the No. 1 singles. Teammate Kalinne Calheiros added an 8-2 win at No. 2 versus Taylor Malloy, while the third rung went to Falcon Kiki Scott 8-0 over Claire Walker. Kettle Run’s point came on No. 4 Kayla Gilham’s 8-5 win over Mel Turner. Fauquier’s Evie Leary shut out Mady Whiting at No. 5 and Shelby Nesbit was an 8-2 victor against Bella Sigler at No. 6. Fauquier blanked Culpeper, 9-0, with Scott, Leary and Nesbit all posting 8-0 matches. The No. 2 doubles of Calheiros and Turner, and the third duo of Leary and Nesbit, also won by 8-0 counts.

Cougars lineups unsettled

Happy Easter! An Easter Letter to All Children Dear Children, Isn’t Easter a happy time with birds singing and flowers blooming? There is new life all around as trees bud and grass grows again after the cold of winter. Some families have fun, decorating eggs and making candy treats for others. Easter dinner is usually a special event for family and friends. Churches are full of flowers and glorious music. With all of this taking place, it seems that even the warm breeze is singing a song and the world is full of joy. The world is joyful because Jesus conquered sin and death. God gives us celebrations to help us remember special things. Did you ever think about the fact that there were thirty-three years between the first Christmas and the first Easter? There were thirtythree years from the time of Jesus’ birth in the stable until His death on the cross and resurrection on Easter morning. This same Jesus who came into the world as a tiny baby, the Son of God, born of the virgin Mary, lived a perfect life, and then laid down His life willingly to pay for our sins. Since He made us and paid for our sin, He is able to forgive us and make a home for us in Heaven. Our part is to be sorry for our sins, choose to do what is right, and ask Jesus Christ to live His life of love through us. What a great adventure! My prayer is that you will read your Bible and get to know Jesus as your best friend. Life is wonderful with Him. He gives us a happy heart. That’s why we say “Happy Easter”! Lots of love, Mrs. Bloom

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Kettle Run girls tennis coach Ellen Allen is uncertain who will be available for a match. Several reasons are involved, with health a primary factor. “We’re still struggling with some injuries and absences from the lineup,” said Allen, who often shuffles her ladder. The Cougars are 3-7 overall and 1-6 in the district. Allen was pleased her girls banded together to take a 5-4 league win over Millbrook without Roeber. “It was nice to get a district win,” she said, hoping for an easier time in the rematch with a full lineup. Walker (8-2), Gillham (8-4), Whit-

FILE PHOTO Jennifer Adgate leads the frontrunning Falcons. ing (8-3) and Sigler (8-5) won in the second through fifth spots, respectively, in the revamped ensemble. “Bella pulled a key win in singles, so we were winning 4-2 going into doubles,” Allen said. Millbrook won the first and third doubles to pull even. Gilham and Whiting won an 8-5 battle at No. 2 doubles to give the Cougars the match.

Kettle Run boys tennis out to beat last year’s win total By Fred Hodge

Special to the Times

Kettle Run coach Mike Ryon knew his boys tennis depth was lacking when matches began. He had only eight players, two of whom would not be available for every contest or practice. Yet the squad is keeping it together, working hard to beat last year’s 4-9 record. Kettle Run is 2-8 and 1-5 in the district. That win came over James Wood, 6-3. Ryon’s immediate hope is his team can solidify down the stretch to better the 2018 record of 4-9. That immediate goal would require his team to win three of its final six outings. “At this point this goal seems within grasp,” he said Due to injuries, Ryon has used a string of different lineups. “Out of necessity we have fielded nine different doubles lineups through the 28 doubles matches played thus far,” said Ryon. “Several doubles, as well, as one singles match, were forfeited because we had no one to fill the sixth position at the time, or a player became injured or sick and had to quit playing during the course of the match.” No. 2 singles player Jude Schmidt has been playing well lately.

The senior lost to his Sherando counterpart 8-6 earlier in the year, then came back to win 8-2 in their remath. “Jude no doubt had his best singles match performance of the season. He was definitely navigating the match on all cylinders,” Ryon praised.

Falcons beat Cougars

Fauquier pulled out several close matches to win a 6-3 team decision over Kettle Run last week. Falcon Alan Trumbo won the No. 1 singles, 8-5, over Jackson Rogers. Schmidt fell by the same score to Jason Crawford. The Cougars won No. 3 singles when Jonathan Moore downed Lawrence Dronsick, 8-6. Fauquier’s Joe Barrett was an 8-3 winner over Loris Tran at No. 4. Cougar No. 5 Will Hunter defeated Bo Meuse, 8-4, and Fauquier took a 4-2 lead on Brandon Goetz 8-6 decision versus Matt Zieg. Fauquier needed two wins via tiebreakers in doubles to pull out the win. Crawford and Trumbo downed Schmidt and Rogers, 9-8 (9-7) in the top pairing. In the No. 3 doubles match, Meuse and Goetz won, 9-8 (10-8) against Zieg and Hunter. Kettle Run’s William Stanziano and Moore combined for an 8-3 victory over Barrett and Dronsick at No. 2.


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PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER Fauquier is 3-0 in Region B play. Next up is Osbourn Park on April 24.

Robey, Pura lead Falcons past Culpeper 12-7 in boys lacrosse By Jeff Malmgren Times Staff Writer

The Fauquier Falcons remained undefeated in Class 4 Region B play Thursday by beating Culpeper’s boys lacrosse team 12-7 on the road. Rielan Pura amassed three goals and three assists to improve their record to 3-0 in the region with a 4-3 mark overall.

“Bounced back after a disappointing loss on Tuesday,” said Falcons coach J.B. Tippett, whose team previously lost 11-10 to Tuscarora. Nathan Robey had four goals and one assist against Culpeper, while Ryan Kavounis and Chris Chelsey each had two goals and two assists. Shane O’Hara added one goal and one assist.


Potent surge helps Falcon girls pull away from Tuscarora, 14-7 By Fred Hodge

Special to the Times

All spring, Fauquier High girls lacrosse coach Ken McInnis has wanted his team to find some rhythm. McInnis feels his team has great potential, but felt poor weather and other factors held them back. Last week he received a glimpse of the Falcons’ promise with a pair of wins, including the initial Region B victory of the spring. An impressive second half powered the host Falcons to a 14-7 non-league win over Class 5 Tuscarora on April 8. Fauquier (3-3) led 4-3 at halftime. Both team scored four goals in the next 15 minutes, but the winners owned the last 10 minutes to pull away, “The last 10 minutes of the game were perfect,” McInnis said. “[The Falcons] played like I knew they could.” Fauquier outscored the Huskies 6-0 down the stretch to turn the tight contest into an easy win. McInnis was pleased with the late offensive aggression, and he underscored the performance by first-year varsity goalkeeper Gillian Fanning, who raised her save percentage to nearly 60 percent

after being at 40 percent in the first three games. “Her confidence is starting to kick in,” McInnis said. The Falcons then added their first region win last Thursday at Falcon Field by pasting Culpeper 13-5. Junior Sarala Grayson-Funk led all scorers with four goals. Madison Filson, Zoe Savage and Payton O’Hara each scored twice. Zofeya Maldanado, Abby McCusker and Ashley Maldanado each added a goal. Lakyn Harlow handed out a pair of assists, while Fanning notched 11 saves. Fauquier saw its resurgence end Friday in a 16-7 loss at Loudoun County in a driving rain.

Liberty girls fall 16-12

Liberty experienced defeat for only the second time this spring last Thursday when Eastern View came to Bealeton and departed with a 16-12 win. The Eagles defeated Eastern View 11-10 in their first meeting by tallying the final three goals. Fauquier and Liberty will battle Monday at Liberty for a rematch of a recent 11-10 Eagle win in Warrenton. The JV game starts at 5:30 p.m., followed by the varsity.

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HORSE BRIEFS KENNEL FIRE Deep Run Hunt loses facility, three puppies

PHOTOS BY BETSY BURKE PARKER Amateur jockey Bethany Baumgardner, in blue at left, measures the last obstacle with The Duck in Sunday’s featured Eustis Cup at the Loudoun races. The pair was two lengths back from early leader Our R.J. (Archie MacAuley up) at the jump, but were eight lengths to their better 200 yards later at the wire.

A sneak attack by The Duck

Baumgardner’s move leads to win at prestigious Eustis Cup By Betsy Burke Parker Special to the Times

Approaching the final fence after a grueling 3 ½ miles in Sunday’s Eustis Cup, two lengths ahead of her, jockey Bethany Baumgardner could see rival rider Archie MacAuley about to make a big mistake. He was falling asleep at the wheel. Early leader in the featured Eustis Cup open timber at the April 14 Loudoun Hunt Point-to-Point in Leesburg, MacAuley measured the last jump and eased casually into the long Oatlands Plantation home stretch aboard Our R.J. with a clear lead. MacAuley had been in front ev-

ery pole in the marathon cup race, and he didn’t bother to look under his shoulder, didn’t bother to take a fresh hold on Our R.J. He thought he was home-free. “Wrong,” he admitted later. “I knew I had a ton of horse,” Baumgardner said of her stealth move with Todd McKenna’s The Duck. “I didn’t make a sound, just shook my reins at him,” and the chestnut timber newcomer responded with a bold run up the middle of the course. The Duck collared Our R.J. mid-stretch, drawing off by eight at the wire. MacAuley, for his part, shook Our R.J. up to pursue, but The Duck was headed for home before the rider reacted. It was an impressive performance by The Duck, a maiden over timber. A Kentucky-bred son of El Corredor, The Duck broke his maiden on the flat for owner-breeder Dede McGehee at 2 at Churchill Downs, then made a dozen starts on the Louisiana circuit for McGehee before showing up over hurdles two years later in 2015 for new owner-trainer Todd McKenna. He broke his maiden over hurdles at Callaway Gardens that fall, but was injured and had been away from the races nearly four years until Baumgardner rode him at Piedmont two weeks ago. “The trick was to get him to settle

THIS WEEKEND’S RACES Event: Middleburg Spring Races Where: Glenwood Park, Middleburg When: Saturday, April 20 What: National Steeplechase Association-sanctioned Time: 1:30 p.m. first post Info: Visit middleburgspringraces. com Event: Blue Ridge Hunt Point-toPoint When: Sunday, April 21 Where: Woodley, Berryville Time: 1 p.m. first post Info: Visit early,” Baumgardner explained, saying The Duck jumped greenly, and finished fifth, at Piedmont. “Get him to relax, get him to come off the bridle, get the longer trip.” The Eustis was formerly contested over four miles, but since it is generally no longer used as a prep for the four-mile Virginia Gold Cup in three weeks’ time, it has been reined back to 3 ½ miles the last few years. Still, Baumgardner noted, it is a half-mile longer than most timber races on the circuit. “That extra half mile can tell on a horse.”

See OATLANDS, Page 23

The Deep Run Hunt Club kennels in Cumberland west of Richmond burned to the ground on April 8 after a daytime lightning strike hit the power meter and traveled into the building. Huntsman John Harrison told the press that he “noticed something wasn’t right” when his hounds were making unfamiliar cries, and his hunt horses were visibly upset. The fire started in the roof, so Harrison was unable to safely open the kennel doors to release some 70 foxhounds housed there. Harrison thought quickly, jumping on the hunt’s tractor and ramming the tractor bucket into the concrete block walls to make holes for the hounds to run out. All hounds were saved except one hound puppy and two lurcher puppies. DRHC joint-master Ginny Perrin told the Chronicle of the Horse magazine that Harrison is a hero. “If he had not kept his cool and had the foresight to do that, we would have lost the entire pack,” she said. “It was probably the worst thing I’ve ever been through. But the fact that we didn’t lose the hounds is just … incredible.”

HUNTER PACE Warrenton event is Saturday

The Warrenton Hunt hosts their hunter pace Saturday, April 20 at Clovercroft near Warrenton. Entry information is at Elsewhere, Loudoun-Fairfax Hunt hosts a hunter pace Saturday, April 27 at the Johnson field near Hamilton. Find more at Blue Ridge Hunt hosts a hunter pace Sunday, May 5 at Trelawny Farm in Berryville. More is at blueridgehunt. org.

TRAIL RIDES Old Dominion hosts open series

The Old Dominion Hounds have listed their spring trail ride series dates. Rides are Sunday, April 28 from Old Winterset near Orlean; Sunday, May 5 from Houyhnhmn near Hume; Sunday, May 12 from High Meadow near Flint Hill; and Saturday, May 25 from Hunter’s Rest near Flint Hill. All rides begin at 10 a.m., are about two hours and will be paced for young horses and young riders. A potluck lunch follows all rides. Visit olddominionhounds.weebly. com for details or call 540-364-2929. Elsewhere, Piedmont Foxhounds have rides planned May 4 from Welborne in Middleburg, May 11 from Fiddlers Green in Middleburg, May 18 from Bloomfield in Round Hill and May 25 from Corotoman in Upperville. All May rides begin at 9 a.m. Details are on the PFH hunt monitor: ,540592-7199. Bull Run Hunt has a self-guided trail day May 18 from The Preserve near Culpeper. Five and 12 mile trails will be marked for participants to ride from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Riders get snacks before, and on, the trail, with a chicken dinner after. Sign up at


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OATLANDS, from Page 22 She believes The Duck has the potential to step up to sanctioned company. “He’s a super game horse,” she said. Baumgardner evented as a young rider but graduated from high school a year early at 16 – with a 4.25 GPA – in order to ride racehorses. She works for Maryland trainer Elizabeth Voss, having started her race career with Voss’s father, Hall of Fame trainer Tom Voss, in 2013. Baumgardner’s biggest win to date was the day she won, but didn’t. She rode Merriefield Farm’s Imperial Way to victory in the Maryland Hunt Cup in 2015, but was disqualified when she weighed in after the race some 20 pounds lighter than her


prescribed impost. Turns out, her heavy lead pad had slipped from under her saddle at the 19th fence, and being underweight when reporting to the scales afterward, the stewards disqualified Imperial Way to last.

Other races

In the day’s other racing, Woods Winants partnered Celtic Venture syndicate’s Bridge Builder for a wireto-wire effort in the novice timber. Eva Smithwick trains the 5-year-old son of Virginia Derby winner Gio Ponti. Pathfinder Racing’s Talk Less (Michael Mitchell) won his thirdstraight Virginia-bred turf race with a 10-length drubbing of Dragonthorn Steed (Barry Foley.) Complete results and more photos are at

Side-saddle winner Becca Barker makes her move with Evacuation at left. Alex Arabak was second with Cracker Jack Dad. PHOTO BY BETSY BURKE PARKER

NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC OF AN APPLICATION BY VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY FOR REVISION OF A RATE ADJUSTMENT CLAUSE: RIDER U, NEW UNDERGROUND DISTRIBUTION FACILITIES, FOR THE RATE YEAR COMMENCING FEBRUARY 1, 2020 CASE NO. PUR-2019-00046 •Dominion Energy Virginia (“Dominion”) has applied for approval to revise its Rider U, by which Dominion recovers the costs of its Strategic Underground Program. •Dominion requests a total of $51.517 million for its 2020 Rider U. According to Dominion, this amount would decrease the monthly bill of a typical residential customer using 1,000 kilowatt hours per month by $0.51, for a total Rider U bill impact of $1.33 per month. •A Hearing Examiner appointed by the Commission will hear the case on July 16, 2019. •Further information about this case is available on the SCC website at: On March 25, 2019, Virginia Electric and Power Company (“Dominion” or “Company”) filed an application (“Application”) with the State Corporation Commission (“Commission”) for revision of a rate adjustment clause, designated Rider U, pursuant to, among other things, § 56-585.1 A 6 (“Subsection A 6”) of the Code of Virginia. Through its Application, the Company seeks to recover costs associated with the Company’s Strategic Underground Program (“SUP”) for the rate year February 1, 2020, through January 31, 2021 (“2020 Rate Year”). The Company asserts that Subsection A 6 provides that the replacement of any subset of a utility’s existing overhead distribution lines that have, in the aggregate, an average of nine or more total unplanned outage events-per-mile over a preceding 10-year period with new underground facilities in order to improve electric service reliability is in the public interest. The Company further states that Subsection A 6 provides that these conversions are deemed to provide local and system-wide benefits, to be cost beneficial, and that the costs associated with such new underground facilities are deemed to be reasonably and prudently incurred. Moreover, the Company asserts Subsection A 6 mandates that the Commission approve recovery of such costs so long as the total costs associated with the replacement of overhead tap lines with underground facilities do not exceed an average cost per customer undergrounded of $20,000 and an average cost per mile of $750,000, exclusive of financing costs. In addition to an annual update to approved cost recovery associated with the SUP, the Company seeks cost recovery for phase four (“Phase Four”) of the SUP, designed to convert an additional 246 miles of overhead tap lines to underground at a capital investment of approximately $123.0 million with an average cost per mile of $500,000 and an average cost per customer undergrounded of $9,264. Dominion states that its actual expenditures for Phase Four incurred through January 31, 2019, are $38.1 million, and projected expenditures for the period February 1, 2019, through January 31, 2020, are approximately $85.0 million. The Company is requesting to recover the costs of Phase Four through Rider U for only those projects that will be completed prior to February 1, 2020. The Company states that the two key components of the Rider U revenue requirement are the Projected Cost Recovery Factor and the Actual Cost True-up Factor. The Company states that the revenue requirement associated with the costs of the previously approved SUP phases totals $29.183 million, which includes a Projected Cost Recovery Factor of $32.079 million, and an Actual Cost True-up Factor credit of $2.896 million. The Company also states that the Projected Cost Recovery Factor revenue requirement for Phase Four costs totals $22.335 million. In total, the Company seeks approval of revised Rider U with an associated revenue requirement in the amount of $51.517 million for the 2020 Rate Year. For purposes of the projected revenue requirements, the Company proposes a 9.2% return on equity, as approved by the Commission in its Final Order in Case No. PUR-2017-00038. The impact on customer bills of revised Rider U will depend on the customer’s rate schedule and usage. The Company asserts that implementation of the proposed Rider U beginning on February 1, 2020, would decrease the monthly bill of a residential customer using 1,000 kWh per month by $0.51 over the current Rider U, for a total Rider U bill impact of $1.33 per month. Interested persons are encouraged to review the Application and supporting documents for the details of these and other proposals. TAKE NOTICE that the Commission may apportion revenues among customer classes and/or design rates in a manner differing from that shown in the Application and supporting documents and thus may adopt rates that differ from those appearing in the Company’s Application and supporting documents. The Commission entered an Order for Notice and Hearing that, among other things, scheduled a public hearing on July 16, 2019, at 10 a.m., in the Commission’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, to receive testimony from members of the public and evidence related to the Application from the Company, any respondents, and the Commission’s Staff. Any person desiring to testify as a public witness at this hearing should appear fifteen (15) minutes prior to the starting time of the hearing and contact the Commission’s Bailiff. The public version of the Company’s Application, as well as the Commission’s Order for Notice and Hearing, are available for public inspection during regular business hours at each of the Company’s business offices in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Copies also may be obtained by submitting a written request to counsel for the Company, Lisa S. Booth, Esquire, Dominion Energy Services, Inc., 120 Tredegar Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. If acceptable to the requesting party, the Company may provide the documents by electronic means. Copies of the public version of the Application and other documents filed in this case also are available for interested persons to review in the Commission’s Document Control Center located on the first floor of the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219, between the hours of 8:15 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Interested persons also may download unofficial copies from the Commission’s website: On or before July 9, 2019, any interested person wishing to comment on the Company’s Application shall file written comments on the Application with Joel H. Peck, Clerk, State Corporation Commission, c/o Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118. Any interested person desiring to file comments electronically may do so on or before July 9, 2019, by following the instructions on the Commission’s website: Compact discs or any other form of electronic storage medium may not be filed with the comments. All such comments shall refer to Case No. PUR-2019-00046. On or before May 24, 2019, any person or entity wishing to participate as a respondent in this proceeding may do so by filing a notice of participation. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of the notice of participation shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Commission at the address above. A copy of the notice of participation as a respondent also must be sent to counsel for the Company at the address set forth above. Pursuant to Rule 5 VAC 5-20-80 B, Participation as a respondent, of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and Procedure (“Rules of Practice”), any notice of participation shall set forth: (i) a precise statement of the interest of the respondent; (ii) a statement of the specific action sought to the extent then known; and (iii) the factual and legal basis for the action. Any organization, corporation, or government body participating as a respondent must be represented by counsel as required by Rule 5 VAC 5-20-30, Counsel, of the Rules of Practice. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUR-2019-00046. On or before June 18, 2019, each respondent may file with the Clerk of the Commission, and serve on the Commission’s Staff, the Company, and all other respondents, any testimony and exhibits by which the respondent expects to establish its case, and each witness’s testimony shall include a summary not to exceed one page. If not filed electronically, an original and fifteen (15) copies of such testimony and exhibits shall be submitted to the Clerk of the Commission at the address above. In all filings, respondents shall comply with the Commission’s Rules of Practice, including: 5 VAC 5-20-140, Filing and service, and 5 VAC 5-20-240, Prepared testimony and exhibits. All filings shall refer to Case No. PUR-2019-00046. All documents filed with the Office of the Clerk of the Commission in this docket may use both sides of the paper. In all other respects, all filings shall comply fully with the requirements of 5 VAC 5-20-150, Copies and format, of the Commission’s Rules of Practice. The Commission’s Rules of Practice may be viewed at A printed copy of the Commission’s Rules of Practice and an official copy of the Commission’s Order for Notice and Hearing in this proceeding may be obtained from the Clerk of the Commission at the address above. VIRGINIA ELECTRIC AND POWER COMPANY


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Special Announcements

Congratulations Reuben Warring Brown


On your Graduation from Kettle Run High School May 24, 2019 After graduation Reuben will hike the Virginia portion of the Appalachian Trail (557 miles). When he returns he will attend Lord Fairfax Community College then George Mason

We’re proud of you, love Mom and Dad

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Clair and Joyce Springman celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary on April 16, 2019. They were married on April 16, 1949 at first Evangelical United Brethren Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. He retired at a manager from IBM after 31 years of service. She is the former Joyce Dahlgren of Williamsport, Pennsylvania and was a loving and dedicated homemaker. They have five children: Diane (Neal) Hobbs; Cheryl Burton; Valerie (Jeff) Croushorn; Daryl (deceased); and Lisa. They also have 3 grandchildren: Brandon, Christy and Nick and 6 great-grandchildren: Brooke, Blake, Avery, Dalton, Shawn, and Aiden.

We all wish them much happiness and health in the future. A special family gathering is planned in their honor.


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Make a difference – plant a tree Earth Day is April 22 By Anita L. Sherman Community Editor

Next year, 2020, Earth Day will have its 50th anniversary. April 22 has been recognized for decades as a day when the environment gets our special attention. Earth Day started right here in Fauquier County. It was 50 years ago this year that Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin shared his idea with a group of medical and law students at a conference held at Airlie in April 1969. His idea for an environmental movement took root and by April 22, 1970, the first Earth Day was celebrated. Millions of Americans took on his mantra, rallying for a healthy and sustainable environment in demonstrations from coast to coast. His idea crossed political divides and brought folks together. By the end of 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency was created. Earth Day is celebrated in more than 193 countries worldwide. Gerry Eitner, president and founder of Communities of Peace, remembers well events held at Airlie going back some two decades. Eitner, a mystic and spiritual coach for 30 years, has taught meditation at the Pentagon and served as a delegate to the U.N. Millennium Forum. She was also a member of the United States team to write the Earth Charter. She is all about making connections – most importantly with children and adults and their relationship with nature. “Communities of Peace has been doing events at Airlie for 23 years now, always about evoking the most and highest that is in people in contribution to the ‘community,’” said Eitner. Eitner recently gathered a group of women – The Climate Change: From the Heart – who met to engage, collaborate and support each other while making their various contributions to nurturing the earth in their respective professions and aspirations.   “The focus has always been nature, and the relationship of one’s inside nature to the larger,” said Eitner. “Earth Day started at Airlie. Warrenton was our first official

Community of Peace, in 2002, followed by Fauquier County a few years later. For years, I have envisioned a movement starting here in this little community that demonstrates an emerging answer to climate change, in both practical matters and in manners of the heart, toward others,” mused Eitner who, as part of her Communities of Peace, organized the creation of a large quilt representing the work of children worldwide that was presented to dignitaries in Washington, D.C. several years ago. Earth Day in Fauquier County is celebrated in different ways by numerous groups, from churches and schools and community service groups. The library will host Piedmont Polliwogs for young children and an appropriate reading list for young people and adults. Whether recycling, planting trees, cleaning up streets or conserving energy, the focus on Earth Day is our planet and helping to protect its ecosystems. Here are a few of the Earth Day events happening throughout the county:

Earth Week at Sky Meadows State Park

Saturday, April 20 Stop by the Explorer Outpost on Boston Mill Road Trail near the park office, 11012 Edmonds Lane in Delaplane, during Earth Week to learn about the park’s dark sky and water conservation efforts. Hear about the negative effects of light pollution and how Sky Meadows has worked to reduce light pollution from the park. See the park’s interactive water conservation table, and hear of efforts to reduce agricultural waste in waterways that lead to the Chesapeake Bay. Saturdays, April 20 and 27, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Dark Sky Conservation Sundays, April 21 and 28, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.: Water Conservation Email: Phone: 540-592-3556

Meteors, Moon and a Movie

Saturday, April 20, 8 to 11:45 p.m. – Meet in the picnic area This family-friendly event, made possible by the Friends of Sky Meadows, provides a relaxing opportunity to learn the importance of dark sky conservation, have a chance to

President of Communities of Peace, Gerry Eitner, shared a quilt section made by children to a group of women gathered to share ideas about youth and adults and their connection to the earth at the International House at The Rainforest Trust April 5. PHOTO BY ANITA L. SHERMAN

see a meteor, enjoy a near full moon and more. For $25/car, stay all night and enjoy the following activities: 8:30 p.m.: Saving the Dark Explore the need to preserve dark skies and learn how to combat light pollution with this one-hour film, provided by the American Conservation Film Festival. 9:30 p.m.: Light Pollution’s Effects on Wildlife Join Virginia Master Naturalists for a talk on how light pollution impacts our native plants and animals. Begin with a kid-friendly segment exploring the animals of Sky Meadows. 10:30 p.m.: Lyrid Meteor Shower Listen as an astronomer describes the Lyrid phenomenon and how to capture them on film. 11 p.m.: Imaging the Night Learn tips from an astronomer on capturing celestial objects like the Milky Way, moon, the planets and more on your device. Throughout the night, play lightup field games and watch as radio signals are bounced off meteors with the Vienna Wireless Society.

Egg-stravaganza at Sky Meadows State Park

Saturday, April 20, noon to 4 p.m. Eggs are popping up all over at Sky Meadows State Park. Visit their egg-laying free-range chickens by

taking the Chicken Walk. Go on an egg-citing Geocache adventure to discover how bird, reptile and amphibians’ life cycles begin with an egg. Children can use their scavenger hunting skills to find candy-filled eggs using clues from the story of Harriet, a fictional account from a young girl in the 1840s. Learn about the park’s bluebird monitoring program, enjoy an egg-tastic hearth cooking demonstration, and stop by the Carriage Barn to learn about and craft Pysanky-dyed eggs.

Earth Day Ice Cream Social

Monday, April 22, 3 to 5 p.m. 45 Horner St., Warrenton Piedmont Environmental Office in Warrenton will host an ice cream social in celebration of Earth Day. Celebrate spring with a walk through the Larson Native Plant Garden, meet-and-greet with PEC staff and discuss local ways to make a difference for the environment.   Moo Thru and its new ice cream truck will be on-hand to serve guests. Pick from four flavors of their farmfresh ice cream: vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and mint chocolate chip.  Supplies are limited so register to attend. Register at Eventbrite. Contact: 540-347-2334 Reach Anita Sherman at



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One acre at a time Conservation company plans reforestation project at Great Meadow By Leonard Shapiro Contributing Writer

A multi-national company’s $300 million investment in the environment is likely to pay more than a few dividends in Virginia over the coming years, including the reforestation of many acres in Fauquier and Prince William counties. Last week, Royal Dutch Shell announced investment in reforestation and other conservation projects over three years to reduce the energy company’s carbon footprint and help combat climate change. Thanks to a subsidiary of Fauquier County-based ACRE Investment Management located

Banner, who recently resigned as president of Great Meadow, is excited about starting a new venture with ACRE. COURTESY PHOTO

in The Plains, 25 acres owned by the Great Meadow Foundation is being transformed into a new forest, with 600 trees per acre on land already in easement. “The cool story is that the largest reforestation company in the world is located right here in The Plains,” said Chandler Van Voorhis, who co-founded ACRE with Carey Crane, a fellow resident of The Plains. “A third of all the emissions put up in the atmosphere since 1750 has been caused by land use change. To repair the past, the most dependable technology to get carbon out of the atmosphere is reforestation.” ACRE stands for Advanced Carbon Restored Ecosystem. GreenTrees, one of four ACRE subsidiaries, has been working with Shell, as well as companies like United Airlines, Duke Energy and Norfolk Southern, among others, to reduce their respective carbon footprints. In the U.S., GreenTrees has been reforesting a million acres of marginal farmland in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. They’ve planted more than 30 million trees on 120,000 acres, in partnership with private landowners. ACRE is now exploring the possibility of doing much the same in Virginia and the Chesapeake Bay region. The tree plantings emit much-needed oxygen over long periods of time. They’ve also generated millions of tons of verified carbon credits that are registered on the American Carbon Registry and essentially are traded as a commodity. Those credits account for the vast majority of domestic forestry credits registered on the voluntary market. According to ACRE’s website, “forests offer one of the best mechanisms with which to stem


GreenTrees has been reforesting a million acres of marginal farmland in the Mississippi Alluvial Valley. They’ve planted more than 30 million trees on 120,000 acres, in partnership with private landowners. climate change, and they are by far the lowest cost and most scalable carbon solution, according to the National Academy of Science. “Trees are nature’s solution to rising temperatures, increased flooding and pollution control.  Trees are the green infrastructure that will hold our soils in place, clean our streams and rivers, purify the air we breathe and shrink the carbon footprint of our industrious nation. Trees provide the bridge to a low-carbon world.” Rob Banner, who recently resigned as president of Great Meadow, helped broker the reforestation agreement with ACRE on the foundation’s 25 acres. He said it will bring Great Meadow about $200,000, the value of its carbon credits, as well as the obvious oxygen benefit, as well. Banner said he was so intrigued by ACRE and its mission, he decided to leave the foundation after 11 years as president and go to work for the company, starting next month. “They’re doing great work,” he said. Len Shapiro can be reached at badgerlen@

National Day of Prayer May 2 Free Pastor’s Prayer Breakfast Staff Report

• Sunday School—9:45 AM • Morning Worship—11:00 AM • Evening Service—6:30 PM

—Special Music— The Calvary Quartet

—Guest Preacher— Dr. David C. Gibbs, Jr.

8803 James Madison Hwy. Warrenton, VA 20187 540.347.7640 • Dr. Vinton Williams, Pastor

The theme of this year’s National Day of Prayer in Fauquier County is human trafficking. Just as the opiod crisis burst on the scene a few years ago, people’s lives are now being affected by the challenges of human trafficking. Fauquier County pastors and community and state leaders will gather for a time of fellowship and information – and most of all, prayer. The keynote speaker will be the Honorable G. Zachary Terwilliger, 62nd United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. Also speaking is executive director of Just Ask Prevention, Bill Woolf. Woolf has earned a presidential award for his work focused on ending human trafficking in the

United States and around the world through education, prevention and intervention. The event is open to church pastors, their spouses and church leaders. It is free to attend because of the generosity of Golden Rule Builders and Genesis Home Improvements, in addition to anonymous donors. It will be held Thursday, May 2, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Airlie Conference Center Pavilion, 6809 Airlie Road in Warrenton. Questions or more information? Contact Scott Ferrell associate pastor at Warrenton Bible Fellowship at

Other events

Noon to 1 p.m.: National Day of Prayer Warrenton held at John Barton Payne Building 5 to 7:30 p.m.: Prayer in the Park at Eva Walker Park in Warrenton



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What goes around comes around Fauquier County focused on clean recycling By John Hagarty

Contributing Writer

Recycling embodies the best of what we want for the environment. It’s the disposing of trash so it lives to see another day, either as a similar product or reborn as an entirely new one. No matter the outcome, Earth wins. But to achieve such lofty goals, we all need to tighten up our recycling focus. “Toss and run” doesn’t work nearly as well as “separate and score.” To be a bit more technical, it’s single-stream versus multistream recycling. Even trash is complicated in the 21st century. Sort of. With the emphasis on “sort.” To make it a bit easier to understand, let’s turn to China. What would be your reaction if you learned China told us to take our recyclable stuff and stick it where the landfill doesn’t shine? Disbelief? The temerity of our Asian brothers? Maybe. But their rejection was a learning lesson for American recyclers back in 2013 when China implemented its Green Fence policy. It seems the People’s Republic had grown a bit weary of accepting America’s dirty recyclables and implemented a ban on their import. The touchy, or trashy, issue has been in play between both countries ever since. The backstory is one of initial success. China accepted much of our country’s recy-

clable materials as a source for serving its own high-demand container and packaging industry and, more importantly, selling product back to us. Clearly a winwin for both counties. Then things got creepy. Let’s have Trish Ethier, Fauquier County recycling information program coordinator, explain the problem: “Essentially, the Chinese considered our recycled materials trash. For example, say a 1,650-pound bail of old pizza boxes were shipped to China for recycling. Upon arrival at their papermills the goal was to recycle them into new pizza boxes and sell them back to us,” she said. “But when they opened the bales, they were filled with maggots feeding on residual grease and cheese and were unusable. We couldn’t blame China for not wanting our trash.” Today, Ethier and her counterparts nationwide are trying to get people to clean up their act so we don’t have to deal with similar problems stateside. And deal with it we have to, since recyclable shipments to China have essentially evaporated. Ethier’s passion for recycling has served Fauquier County for 14 years. “I love my job because not only do I get to preach what I’ve always practiced, but I get paid to do it,” she said. And what is her job? Think of an old-time circuit preacher’s craft and his oft-told opening line: “This is what I’m about to tell you. Then I will tell you. Then I will tell you what I told you.” In Ethier’s case, it’s all about real-time communication in settings as diverse as grade schools, high schools, colleges, church groups, civic organizations, garden clubs, boy and girl scout troops and on and on. The message is always the same, “Recycling matters. And here’s how to do it right.”

Single versus multi

First, let’s underscore that any recycling is better than no recycling. But like Sears’ legendary merchandise categories, “good,” “better,” “best,” similar delineations apply to recycled materials. Here in Fauquier County, many residents use commercial trash companies to collect and dispose of their garbage, including recyclables. This is accomplished by providing their customers with a separate container for all materials that can lead second

lives: plastic,

glass, paper, etc. Such items are heaved into the single rolling container and faithfully positioned curbside once or twice a week. Upon collection of the single-stream materials, the trash companies head to Manassas to enter the refuge into a materials-recovery facility where they are sorted into separate recycling categories. One study–The MRF Material Flow Study–reported a loss of up to 12 percent of plastics to the paper stream during single-stream sorting. Moreover, there is a higher chance of cross-contamination of materials treated in the single-stream process. Susan Collins, director of the Container Cycling Institute said, “Mixing everything together is convenient but leads to waste when wet paper and bits of broken glass can’t be sorted.” Conversely, multi-stream recycling demands more work on the part of residents but is the gold standard for producing clean, highly reusable materials. It’s also the challenge Either faces in convincing residents to shift to multi-stream cycling. But the refuse expert walks the talk, acting as a perfect role model. “At home on our 10-acre farm, I divide my trash into multiple categories. Residents should focus on separating glass; plastic bottles, aluminum, and steel cans; mixed paper; newspapers; corrugated cardboard; and plastic bags.” She even uses kitchen waste to make compost for the farm. “I just have a tiny bag each week that is considered trash. And it’s important that all the recyclables be rinsed or cleaned before disposing of them,” she said. Clearly, if there was an Academy Award for recycling, Ethier would have a mantel full of bronze buddies. But one needs to think in terms of creating a new habit when establishing an at-home multi-stream recycling program. Once established, it becomes second nature. When a sufficient volume of recyclables is accrued at home, residents take them to one of six collection sites located in the county: Warrenton, Catlett, New Baltimore, Marshall, Markham or Morrisville. Last year the county faithful generated

11,000 t o n s of clean recyclable materials. A recyling collection center is located in Remington too, for town residents. “We have hundreds and hundreds of people recycling on a daily basis,” said Ethier. Hours of operation vary by day and season, but the collection sites are typically opened at least between the hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. For addresses and specific hours of operation, visit environmental-services/residents/ collection-sites. Ethier underscores when transporting recyclables in plastic bags, the bags should be emptied at the collection site in the assigned container and then disposed of in a container designated for plastic bags only. “Those bags are sold to the company that makes Trex decking material,” she said. And therein lies a comforting thought: Sitting on a deck made from recycled plastic bags and firing up the grill in celebration. Let the recycling begin. For more business and wine tales, see

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Art is in the air Piedmont Regional Art Show & Sale set for May 17 to 19 Staff R eports

One of the major events heralding spring is the annual Piedmont Regional Art Show & Sale held at Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St., in The Plains. This year’s show kicks off May 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. with the opening gala for artists and sponsors. Admission to the gala opening is complimentary to exhibiting artists and sponsors. There is a $15 admission charge for guests. The show continues May 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and May 19 from noon to 4 p.m. There is no admission fee, though donations are gratefully accepted. Each work is an original creation by

The 72nd annual Piedmont Regional Art Show & Sale will take place May 17 to 19 at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains. More than 300 exhibits are expected.

a local artist in a variety of mediums. The show and sale is a major fundraiser for the church. In 2018, it netted $18,500 to benefit the church’s many ministries and the continuation of the show. Over the past six years, the show has averaged 316 entries.

The artists

Last year, Kitty Dodd of Rapidan won Best in Show for “Serenity,” her colored pencil portrait of a cow. “I used to ride my little trusty Schwinn to the zoo, we only lived a couple blocks away,” said Dodd, who grew up in Detroit. It was at the Detroit Zoo that Dodd fell in love with animals, and the art of illustrating them. She plans to enter at least three pieces in the Piedmont Show, including an oil painting of a chicken and another pencil portrait of a chicken. “I love the show at The Plains,” says Dodd who currently has her own menagerie of four dogs and four cats. “I’m impressed with the way it’s set up. I’ve been showing there for six or seven years now.” Dodd is a passionate artist. “Art should be approached with an open mind ... finding the parts in the com-


Last year’s Best in Show winner at the Piedmont Regional Art Show & Sale was “Serenity,” a pencil portrait by Kitty Dodd of Rapidan. position that make you happy ... and doing them,” she added. Last year, paintings in oil or acrylic took center stage, with Dana Thompson taking home the first-place ribbon in that category for “A Look Back” and Louann Larkin winning in watercolor for “Hollyhocks.”  David Gardner placed first in photography for his depiction of the 13th-century Valle Crucis Abbey in Wales.

The jurors

Among this year’s jurists are Robin Hill, Marci Nadler and Claudia Pfeiffer. Hill is one of the world’s most distinguished watercolor bird painters, who during a career spanning five decades, has expanded his repertoire to include many oil portraits of dogs, farm animals, wildlife, still-life, landscapes and other subjects. His first exhibition of bird paintings, hosted by the Australian Galleries in Melbourne, was a critical and commercial success. He also has written and illustrated several award-winning books on nature. The Aussie-born artist/naturalist relocated to the United States in 1971, establishing studios in Middleburg and Washington, D.C. Nadler is a contemporary colorist painter working in oils, acrylics, watercolor and ink. Her paintings straddle a fine line between representational and abstract. Her work in varied mediums has won many awards and is in private collections throughout the U.S.

Her paintings have also been exhibited at American embassies overseas. She currently works from the Bunting & Nadler Gallery in Marshall. Pfeiffer has a 20-year background in fine art and exhibitions. She has been the George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Curator at the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg since the position was underwritten in 2012 by the George L. Ohrstrom Jr. Foundation. She is the former director of Red Fox Fine Art gallery in Middleburg. Now in its 72th year, the honorary chairman of this year’s art show is Lilla Ohrstorm. New this year is a $500 prize for the Best in Show winner.


The first art show debuted in 1947 at Grace Episcopal Church. Inspired by the Right Rev. Harold Peters, an artist himself, it began as a project of the Episcopal Church Women. Today, the show and sale has grown to involve volunteer efforts of the entire parish and is a popular regional spring event. Throughout its history, the art show has featured the works of artists of all ages and levels of experience, including the work of established professionals. For more details, visit www., email artshow@, check out www., or call 540-253-5177, ext. 104.

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Sleep with the spirits this spring By Anita L. Sherman Community Editor

adventure of discovery unlike any other. Tickets are $75 and include “Astonify,” an interactive magic and illusionist show, a private viewing of exhibits, snacks and, the real magic, sleeping within its original jail cells.

A paranormal tour will also be part of the fun. Over the years, sightings, unexplained voices and sounds, and other paranormal activity have been reported by both staff and guests.

The Old Jail is at 10 Ashby St. in Warrenton. To learn more or purchase a ticket, visit or email or call 540-347-5525.

Why wait until October to get your spooks on? You can be among the first guests since the inmates to stay the night in Warrenton’s Historic Old Jail. The jail has garnered a year-round reputation for shadowy images, sightings, unexplained voices and sounds and other paranormal activity – perhaps souls still imprisoned. What would it take to confirm or deny these legendary tales of tortured beings from beyond the grave? Perhaps spending the night to see for yourself? The second sleepover event will be held from 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 27 to Sunday, April 28. “We’re always thinking of new ideas,” said Erin Clark, the executive director at The Fauquier Historical Society, when they launched the first sleepover last August. The event was so popular that they decided to have an encore event. COURTESY PHOTO This one-of-a-kind eve- The Fauquier Historical Society will once again offer an opportunity to spend “A Night at the Old ning will offer visitors an Jail” on April 27.

Guest Rules

• Please bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and blanket. Do not bring air mattresses, pets, outside food, weapons, or tents. • Please leave your valuables at home. • You will be housed inside two historic jails constructed prior to the days of electricity. Please be sure your phone is charged prior to arriving. There are no power outlets for guest use. Cellphones should be put on “vibrate” or silent mode. • After bedtime, all adults must stay within the designated sleeping areas. Guests may not visit areas of the museum that are off-limits. • Inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated. • Alcohol is not allowed on the premises during sleepovers. Violators will be asked to leave. • Respect your fellow overnighters and their belongings.


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Live Music & Entertainment

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April 5 Thursday Night Jam at McMahon’s: 8 p.m., 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Enjoy a special Irish meal, then head into the bar for live music in casual setting. Regulars include Dan Carter and Josh Lowe. No cover charge. Visit or contact 540-347-7200.

April 19 Gloria’s Jazz Collective Live in The Listening Room: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance is pleased to present Gloria’s Jazz Collective featuring Bill Harris on piano, Robert Jospe on drums, Glenn Dewey on bass, and Charlie Young on saxophone. Tickets $20. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www.centerofwarrenton. org. Contact: 540-347-7484. BILL HARRIS AND COMPANY APRIL 19

Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Enjoy the rich tones of country roots with ragtime and blues influences. Menu by the Frechman Food Truck. Contact: 540-347-4777. Thrillbillys Live at Gloria’s: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance welcomes Thrillbillys. The band features top DC area bluesmen Johnny Castle, David Kitchen, Andy Rutherford and Jack O’Dell. Tickets $20. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www. Contact: 540-3477484. Live Music with Dave Lange at Wort Hog Brewing Company: 5 to 8 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Warrenton. Contact: 540-3002739. Crossthreaded: 7 p.m., Live music at Orlean Market, 6855 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall. Local Hume band plays bluegrass, country and oldies. RSVP for dinner. Contact: 540-364-2774. Live entertainment at Inn at Kelly’s Ford: 7 to 10 p.m., 16589 Edwards Shop Road, Remington. Contact: 540-399-1779.

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April 20 Annie Stokes Live on the Taproom Stage: 5 to 8 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134

Live Irish Music: 5 to 8 p.m., 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Live Irish music and a relaxed dining atmosphere every Sunday. Free event, perfect for family and friends. Roast beef special. Visit www. Contact: 540-3477203.

April 26 Vincent Henry & Friends Live at Gloria’s: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance welcomes saxophonist and multiinstrumentalist Vincent Henry, along with pianist Alex Bugnon, bassist Al Caldwell, and drummer Poogie Bell who will play ’70s jazz fusion. Tickets $25. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www. Contact: 540-3477484. “The Wizard of Oz”: 7:30 p.m., 6300 Independence Ave., Bealeton. Held at Liberty High School, Allegro Community School of the Arts presents this classic musical story. Cast represents all ages from grade school through adults. General admission: $15; seniors 65 and older, $10; children ages 4 to 10, $10; children under 4, free. Repeat performances on April 27, 28 and May 3 to 5. Visit or call 540-349-5088.

April 27 Keyboard Conversation with Jeff Siegel: 8 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. In this program, Siegel guides the audience through music with fascinatin’ rhythms. He will perform Chopin and Grieg as well as Joplin and Gershwin. Tickets are $44, $37, $26. Visit


tickets. Contact: 703-993-7759. Josh Grigsby and County Line-Bluegrass Show: 7 p.m., 300 E. Main St., Remington. Flatbeds and Tailfins presents the awardwinning bluegrass band on stage. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. General admission is $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Kids under 5 are free. Visit for ticket information. Also available at the store in Remington or by phone at 540-422-2507. Ocean Celtic Quartet: 8 p.m., 291 Gay St., Washington. Little Washington Theatre presents Ocean Celtic Quartet with their soaring vocals and fiery bagpipe and fiddle tunes. $25 for adults; $10 for children under 18. Visit Contact: 540-675-1253. Kid Sister featuring Scott O’Brien Live on the Taproom Stage: 5 to 8 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu by Roaming Coyote. Contact: 540-347-4777. Live Music with Daron Tapscott at Wort Hog Brewing Company: 5 to 8 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Warrenton. Contact: 540300-2739.

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UPCOMING EVENTS  Send your events to asherman@fauquier. com at least a week in advance. Entries need to include address and contact number. Visit for more events.

April 17

FT Warriors Relay for Life Bake Sale: 8 a.m., 41 Culpeper St. Warrenton. Pick up a sweet treat at the Fauquier Times. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Contact: 540-347-4222. Gallery Talk: 2 p.m., 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg. National Sporting and Library Museum presents free gallery talks every Wednesday about the museum’s permanent exhibits or traveling exhibits. No two tours are alike. Reservations not required. Visit www. or phone 540-6876542.

April 18

Writing a Press Release: Workshop for Small Business Owners: 8:30 to 10 a.m., 70 Main St., Warrenton. Writing an effective press release is part of a marketing and communications strategy. Held at George Mason Enterprise Center. Warrenton Ruritan Club monthly meeting: 7 p.m., 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton. Visitors are invited and dinner is provided. New members welcome. Meets regularly the third Thursday of each month. Contact John Wayland at Lyme Disease Support Group: 7 p.m., 500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton. Regular meetings on third Thursdays of the month in the Sycamore Room. Call 540-3418245 to register.

Child Advocacy Information Session: 6 p.m., 70 Main St., Warrenton. Help protect abused and neglected children in your community by becoming a volunteer advocate. Court appointed special advocates make a difference in abused and neglected children’s lives. Volunteers are needed who care about children growing up in a safe, permanent and loving home. To learn more, attend a free upcoming information session at Mason Enterprise Center. RSVP required. Please email or call 703-330-8145 to register.

April 20

Eggs-Stravaganza: Noon to 4 p.m., 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Lots of activities for the whole family at Sky Meadows State Park including egg dying and bluebird monitoring. $5 entrance fee. Food Giveaway: 9 a.m., 341 Church St., Warrenton. The Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition will hold a food giveaway for those who are in need, starting at 9 a.m. and lasting until the food is gone, at the Warrenton United Methodist Church. Contact Pat Noble at

April 22

Freemans Ford Road/James Madison Highway intersection meeting: 7 to 9 p.m., 11326 James Madison Highway, Bealeton. County Supervisor Chris Butler and state officials will discuss and answer questions about VDOT’s $7.1-million plan to improve safety at the busy intersection just west of Remington. The meeting will be held at the Remington Lions Club, north of town. Contact Chris.Butler@

April 23

Warrenton Chorale begins new season: 7 to 9 p.m., 7850 Millfield Drive, Warrenton. New members welcome. Rehearsals on Tuesdays. Meet at Heritage Presbyterian Church. For more information, contact Jean Hines at or visit www.

April 24

Gallery Talk: 2 p.m., 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg. National Sporting and Library Museum presents free gallery talks every Wednesday about the museum’s permanent exhibits or traveling exhibits. No two tours are alike. Reservations not required. Visit or phone 540-687-6542. 18th Annual Benefit Auction: Doors open 5 p.m. Bidding begins at 6 p.m. 5522 Catlett Road, Midland. Held at Dayspring Mennonite Church. Proceeds benefit growth and innovation at Midland Christian Academy. Auctioneer Stephen Laraviere. Barbecue dinner. Bake sale and dessert bar. Free admission. Contact: 540-439-2606.

April 27

FT Warriors Relay for Life Yard Sale: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. 41 Culpeper St. Warrenton. Come to the back of the building for the team’s yard sale. Proceeds benefit Relay for Life. Contact team captain Nancy Keyser at 540-347-4222.

May 8

Ignite Fauquier: 9 to 10 a.m., 33 N. Calhoun St., Warrenton. An alliance of entrepreneurs is helping small

business owners “fire up business” at the Warrenton Visitor Center. Meet new people and learn the challenges of businesses and organizations. Following the program, there will also be discussion among attendees. Meets the second Wednesday of every month. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. Come early and meet everyone. Please visit   Warrenton Newcomers Club: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.,121 John E. Mann St., Warrenton. Coffee and open house. Open to residents new to the area, recently retired, or newly single within past five years. Held in Mercy Hall near St. John the Evangelist Church. Contact:

May 11

All-you-can-eat breakfast: 8 to 11 a.m., 5073 Jeffersonton Road, Jeffersonton. The Jeffersonton Community Center holds its monthly all-you-can-eatbreakfast from every second Saturday. Tickets are $9 for adults; $6 for children 6 to 12; free for children under 6. For more info, call 540-937-9979.


The Fauquier County Youth Orchestra and Jazz Band meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gloria’s, 92 Main St., in Old Town Warrenton. Offering beginner, intermediate and advanced strings and a jazz band. The cost is $10 a week. The organization is a local nonprofit program working to enrich the lives of student musicians; no audition, all are welcome. For more information, email or call 540-717-9349.





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Jumpstart your genealogy research According to recent polls, genealogy is a popular pastime, second only to gardening. While many people want to find out more about their ancestors, getting started can be a daunting task. The Fauquier County Public Library, with numerous online and print resources, plus knowledgeable reference staff to help navigate the wide range of research options, is a good place to start. To learn about resources available at the library, join us for “Getting Started in Genealogy” – an overview of how to conduct genealogy research using the library’s resources. Bealeton branch library: Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. Warrenton central library: Monday, April 29, 7 p.m. “Getting Started in Genealogy” is part of the 2019 Fauquier Community Read program. This year’s book - “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate - is the riveting story of two families, generations apart, that are forever changed by a heartbreaking injustice. It’s exploration of family ties is a natural impetus for exploring our own family history. Although some genealogy research can be done electronically, not everything is available online. At some point in genealogy research, printed materials and primary documents such as

birth and death records, deeds, wills and land records will need to be consulted. It is also necessary to determine where your ancestors lived and what records are available for that area. The following books – all available at Fauquier County Public Library - are good tools for beginning genealogists: “A Beginner’s Guide to Online Genealogy” by Michael Dunn “Family Tree Fact Book: Key Genealogy Tips and Stats for the Busy Researcher” by Diane Haddad “The Family Tree Problem Solver” by Marsha Hoffman Rising “The Family Tree Toolkit: A Comprehensive Guide to Uncovering Your Ancestry and Researching Genealogy” by Kenyatta D. Berry “Finding Answers in U.S. Census Records” by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Matthew Wright “First Steps in Genealogy” by Desmond Walls Allen “Google Your Family Tree” by Daniel M. Lynch “Organize Your Genealogy: Strategies and Solutions for Every Researcher” by Drew Smith “Unpuzzling Your Past” by Emily Anne Croom “Your Guide to Cemetery Research” by Sharon DeBartolo Carmack Online tools also play an important

role in genealogy research, but personal subscriptions can be expensive. Patrons can use these subscription database, free through the library: • AncestryLibrary is the library version of the popular and extensive genealogy database, It is available for in-library use only at any Fauquier County Library branch and includes: • US Census records • Vital records such as birth, death, and marriage records • Land records • Military records and much more. • HeritageQuest includes U.S. census records, the full text of over 28,000 family and local history books, and selected Revolutionary War records. This database can be accessed from home with your valid Fauquier County Library card. • Genealogy Connect is a collection of full-text genealogy books on the American Revolution, the Atlantic States, New England and much more. It is also available from home with your library card. • Historical Washington Post provides full-text articles dating back to 1877 and is available from home with your library card. Vicky Ginther, Reference Librarian, Fauquier County Public Library

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FAITH NOTES Submit your religious news events to at least a week in advance for publication. Please include address and contact information for your event.

Thursday, April 18

Easter week: The following services and activities are planned for Easter Week at Liberty United Methodist Church, 10513 Liberty Road, Bealeton: Maundy Thursday breakfast for dinner, free-will offering, 5 to 6:30 p.m., followed by brief communion and meditation; Good Friday services at 7 p.m.; Easter morning services at 11 a.m. All are welcome. For more information, call Pastor Robb Almy at 540-4083878, or visit Holy Week and Easter schedule: Grace Episcopal Church, 5096 Grace Church Lane, Midland has announced its schedule for Holy Week and Easter. On April 18, a Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Eucharist and a foot-washing ceremony; on April 19, Good Friday Liturgy will be held at 7:30 p.m. with stations of the cross; and on April 21, Easter Festal Eucharist will be held at 9 a.m., followed by an Easter egg hunt on the church lawn and a coffee hour at the Family Center. Holy Week services: Warrenton Presbyterian Church invites all to join in worship and celebration of Holy Week. On Thursday, April 18, Maundy Thursday Communion and Tenebrae Service will be held at 7 p.m. in the historic chapel. Prior to the service, a potluck dinner will begin at 6p.m. in Fellowship Hall. On Friday, April 19, the historic chapel will be open for prayer and reflection from noon to 8 p.m. On Sunday, April 21, there will be an Easter sunrise service at 7 a.m. on the front lawn, with worship services at 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. There will be an Easter egg hunt at 10:15 a.m. on the front lawn. Childcare will be available for all Sunday services, and children are always welcome in worship. Warrenton Presbyterian is at 91 Main St. in Old Town Warrenton. For more information,visit or call the church at 540-347-2213. Maundy Thursday: 7:30 p.m., PALS Church invites all to observe Maundy Thursday with music, prayer readings, and the Lord’s last supper. PALS Church (Presbyterian and Lutheran) is at 6415 Schoolhouse Road, Bealeton.  Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m., Amissville United Methodist Church will hold a Maundy Thursday  communion service at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary of the church, 14760 Lee Highway, A missville. For questions concerning this event, please call the church office at 540-937-4978.  Maundy Thursday and Easter Services: Cool Spring UMC, at 3322 Cobbler Mountain Road, Delaplane, will hold a Maundy Thursday service with Holy Communion, on Thursday, April 18, at 7 p.m. The church will also hold an Easter sunrise service on April 21 at 6:30 a.m. and an Easter worship service on April 21 at 11 a.m. Easter services at St. James’: St.

James’ Episcopal Church, 73 Culpeper St., Warrenton, celebrates Easter with the following services: April 18, Maundy Thursday at 7 p.m.; April 19, Good Friday, 12 p.m., Stations of the Cross from 1 to 3 p.m. and Good Friday liturgy at 7 p.m.; April 20, Easter Vigil, 8 p.m.; April 21, Easter Sunday, 8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. services with Easter egg hunts after each. No Sunday School. St. James’ Adult Choir and instrumentalists under the direction of Jesse Ratcliffe will accompany evening services and the Easter Sunday 10:15 a.m. service. All are welcome. Visit www. or call the church office at 540-3474342.

Friday, April 19

Good Friday: 5 to 7 p.m., Antioch Baptist Church, 16513 Waterfall Road, Haymark e t , invites t h e commu n it y to stop by on Good Friday.The church will be open from 5 to 7 p.m. for prayer and personal worship, come and go as you wish. There will be no formal service. As we prepare for Easter Sunday, let’s take time to reflect on the events leading up to the resurrection. Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served. Contact: 703-7544952. Good Friday: 7 p.m., Amissville United Methodist Church will hold a Good Friday service in the sanctuary of the church, 14760 Lee Highway, Amissville. For questions concerning this event, please call the church office at 540-937-4978. Holy week services: Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church invites all to services and an Easter egg hunt during Holy Week. A Good Friday remembrance service with special anthems will be held April 19 at 7 p.m. An Easter egg hunt will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 20.  Worship celebrating the resurrection of Christ will begin at 11 a.m. on Easter Sunday. The church is at 10023 Wesley Chapel Road, Marshall (near Orlean). For more information, contact the Rev. Jose Saldana at 540347-6646 or

Sunday, April 21

Community Easter Sunrise Service: 6:15 a.m., A community Easter Sunrise Service will be held at Hill Crest Memory at 6:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 21. Breakfast to follow at Jeffersonton Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 18498 Springs Road, Jeffersonton. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.; regular church service at 11 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service: Amiss-

ville United Methodist Church will have a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. on the grounds of the church, 14760 Lee Highway, Amissville. Breakfast will follow in the fellowship hall, served by the Amissville United Methodist Men. Sunday school will be at 9 a.m. and Easter morning worship service will be at 10 a.m. Questions concerning the day’s events may be directed to the church office at 540-937-4978. Easter Sunrise Service: 6:30 a.m., Midland Church of the Brethren, 10434 Old Carolina Road Midland, will have Easter sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., with a breakfast following, and then an Easter egg hunt. The regular service will be at 11 a.m. Easter services: Liberty Community Church will host two Easter services for the community. Easter services available are at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Liberty Community Church will be offering a free brunch in between services at 10 a.m. All services are visitor-friendly and will feature upbeat music and encouraging teaching for all ages. For more information, call 540-4390500 or visit Liberty Community Church is at 11775 Morgansburg Road, Bealeton. For more information, visit or call 540-439-0500. Easter services: Pastor Decker H. Tapscott Sr. and the community of Faith Christian Church & International Outreach Center invites the community to one of two Easter Sunday services, at 9 and 11 a.m. Come and join us as the church celebrates the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Faith Christian Church is at 6472 Duhollow Road, Warrenton.For more information, contact the church office at 540-349-0178.

Nebo Baptist Church of Marshall hosts the Berryville Baptist Rascals Puppet Ministry. Local youth groups and anyone else who would like to attend are welcome. The ministry presents a service with a very positive message in a show that is also very colorful, filled with music and lots of fun. A bagged lunch will be provided for everyone to take home. For questions, call 540-4971949 or email


Theater trip: Warrenton Baptist Church will be taking a trip to Sight and Sound Theater in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on Thursday, May 2, to see the production “Jesus.” Tickets are $115 per person, which includes a reserved bus seat, a ticket for the performance and dinner. Additional money will be needed for a fast-food lunch in Thurmont, Md. The bus will leave the church at 8:30 a.m. on May 2. The deadline for reservations is Monday, March 25. Call Warrenton Baptist Church at 540-3473509 and ask for Nancy. Vacation Bible School: The Armor of God: June 17 to 21, 9 a.m. to noon. St. Patrick Orthodox Church, 6580 Balls Mill Road, Bealeton. For more information and to register, email Vacation Bible School: Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church invites the community to join the church from June 18 to 21 for a four-day excursion to the Creation Museum in Petersburg, Kentucky, and The Ark Encounter in Williamstown, Kentucky (the Underground Railroad Museum is optional). Total cost is $550 per person and includes two nights at the Truby Hilton Hotel (free hot breakfast); travel by deluxe motor coach; entrance to The Ark Encounter and the Creation Museum. Seats are first come, first served. Final payment is due by April 30. Contact: Gwen Gaines, 540-347-3084 (leave message) or

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Saturday, April 27

Singles’ Conference:12:30 p.m., Pastor Decker Tapscott and Faith Christian Church will host a Singles’ Conference. The theme of the conference is “A Singular Sensation” and it will feature special guest “Griff” from “Get Up Mornings,” with Erica Campbell heard on Praise 104.1. Registration for the conference is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. To register in advance, visit or contact the church office at 540-3490178. Faith Christian Church is at 6472 Duhollow Road, Warrenton.

Sunday, April 28

Berryville puppet ministry: 11 a.m., Mount Nebo Baptist Church, 4679 Free State Road, Marshall. Mount

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Places of Worship ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST CATHOLIC CHURCH 271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA 20186


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Jesus Christ, 33, of Nazareth, died Friday on Mount Calvary, also known as Golgotha, the place of the Skull. Betrayed by Judas, Jesus was crucified by the Romans, by order of the Ruler, Pontius Pilate. The causes of death were crucifixion, extreme exhaustion, severe torture, and loss of blood. Jesus Christ, a descendant of Abraham, was a member of the house of David. He was the Son of the late Joseph, a carpenter of Nazareth and Mary, His devoted Mother. Jesus was born in a stable in the city of Bethlehem. He is survived by His mother Mary, His brothers (James, Joseph, Simon and Judas), His sisters, His faithful disciples, and many followers. Jesus was self-educated and spent most of His adult life working as a Teacher. Jesus also occasionally worked as a medical doctor and it is reported that he healed many patients. Up until the time of His death, Jesus was teaching and sharing the Good News, healing the sick, touching the lonely, feeding the hungry, and helping the poor. Jesus was most noted for telling parables about his Father’s Kingdom and performing miracles, such as feeding over 5,000 people with only 5 lives of bread and two fish, and healing a man who was born blind. On the day before His death, He held a Last Supper celebrating the Passover Feast, at which He foretold His death. The body was quickly buried in a stone grave, which was donated by Joseph of Arimathea, a loyal friend of the family. By order of Pontius Pilate, a boulder was rolled in front of the tomb. Roman soldiers were put on guard. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that everyone try to live as Jesus did. Donations may be sent to anyone in need.

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English farmhouse is gracious and comfortable Welcome to Rose Folly Farm in Markham. Located just three miles from Interstate 66 at 2283 Leeds Manor Road in Markham, this perfectly situated English farmhouse includes more than 40 acres and has 360-degree panoramic views of the countryside. Designed in the style of Sir Edwin Lutyens, the exterior of the home has been crafted with stucco, brick, native stone and timber beams. With soaring ceilings, wide plank hardwood floors and beamed ceilings, this dramatic home was designed for entertaining, yet still feels cozy and comfortable. The foyer opens to the two-and-a-half-story great room with wood-burning fireplace, complete with stone mantle and floor-to-ceiling windows.

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vate master bath with gas fireplace between the two rooms. There is an additional bedroom and second-level office that share a full hall bathroom. The walk-out lower level of this home is sunny and bright, with French doors to stone patio and lots of windows.  There is a full bathroom and plenty of storage, including an area that would be perfect for a wine cellar.  A two-bedroom/full bath guest cottage is adjacent to the main house. Just off the garage and attached to the home is a two-stall barn with automatic waterers and tack room. For the riding enthusiast, there is an outdoor riding arena with sand and rubber footing and indoor riding

arena with excellent rubber footing. Additional outbuildings include an 8-by-20-foot storage shed, four-bay equipment shed, run-ins, garden shed and greenhouse. The property has been fenced and cross-fenced with automatic waterers and an abundance of riding and walking trails along east side of property, past stream and stocked ponds as well as vast riding trails across the street in the Thompson Wildlife Reserve. Priced at $1,695,000, this is truly a one-of-a-kind custom property. For additional information or to schedule a private showing, please contact Becky Miller with Piedmont Fine Properties at 540-347-5277.

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Friends and fellow scouts, three earn Eagle honors Staff Reports

A junior at Highland School, Jackson Van Ness completed an Warrenton Boy Scout Troop Eagle project to benefit the Brandy 175 (Warrenton United Methodist Station Foundation. Jackson orgaChurch) celebrated an Eagle Court nized and fundraised to create a rest of Honor for three of its scouts on and reflection area along the RappaMarch 2. hannock River at the Brandy Station Brian Hearsey Jr., Jackson Van property near Kelly’s Ford. Jackson Ness and Garrett Caine were recog- led a crew of scouts and adults in nized for their achievements.  clearing the site of brush and logs, All three boys came into the troop digging foundations for installing from Cub Scouts at the same time benches and finally installing them and now, seven years later, celebrat- along the river in a peaceful, clear ed scouting’s highest honor together.   area. The site and benches can now A senior at Fauquier High be used to help interpret this part of School, Brian Hearsey completed the Brandy Station Battlefield and an Eagle project to benefit the Mid- Civil War history.  dleburg Humane Foundation. Brian A senior at Fauquier High organized and fundraised to install School, Garrett Caine completed flooring and decking for the outdoor an Eagle project to benefit Crockett kennels at the MHF site in Mar- Park. Garrett organized and fundshall. He led a crew of scouts and raised to install new bat boxes for adults in removing and disposing the park. He led a crew of scouts and of old and worn flooring, grading adults to design and build the boxand leveling the site, then installing es, then installed them on structures all new mats and raised decking to and in trees at the park. Crockett completely cover the kennel floors. Park officials had noted that the bat Kennels are now safe and sanitary population was down, and the mosfor the dogs.   quito population was up. The expectation is the boxes will give the bats a healthier place to roost thereON EAGLES’ WINGS: Earning Eagle fore increasing the bat population Scout honors are Garrett Caine, 17, son of Ed and Jennifer Caine; and controlling the mosquito popuBrian Hearsey Jr., 18, son of Brian lation throughout the area. and Michelle Hearsey; and Jackson “Family, friends and the Troop Van Ness, 18, son of Scott and 175 family are all very proud of Martha Van Ness.   these young men and their accomplishments,” said Brian Hearsey, COURTESY PHOTO the father of Brian Hearsey Jr.

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Learn about the Ruritans at monthly meeting April is a really busy month and I hope everyone is enjoying the beautiful weather. The Bealeton Book Club will be meeting tomorrow, April 18, from 2:30 to 4 p.m. The club will be discussing the new Fauquier Community Read book; new members are welcome. Bealeton Paws to Read will be held on Saturday, April 20, from 10:30 a.m. to noon. This activity allows children ages 5 to 10 to read to trained therapy dogs at the Bealeton Library. Easter is this Sunday and Midland Church of the Brethren would like to invite the community to its special Easter services. The church will have a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m., which will be followed by breakfast,

Catlett VFD recognizes members The Catlett Volunteer Fire Department held its 56th annual Fireman’s Banquet on April 6 at the Cedar Run Building. The Rookie of the Year award went to Connor Ifft and Operational Member of the Year went to Dylan Wallace. The 2018 top 10 volunteer staffing hours recognitions went to: Mike Eskridge, 750 hours; Jordan Carter, 769 hours; Kalvyn Smith, 778 hours; Dwayne Riley, 815 hours; John Anazalone Jr., 834 hours; Kraig Smith, 839 hours; Connor Ifft, 1,001 hours; Zach

UPCOMING COMMUNITY READ: Fauquier County Public Library has chosen “Before We Were Yours” by New York Times best-selling author Lisa Wingate as the 2019 Fauquier Community Read. It is a compelling and uplifting story from a real-life 1930s scandal of a Memphisbased adoption agency that kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the world. Wingate will be in town for Fauquier’s second community read event on May 16 at 7 p.m. in the Rice Auditorium at Highland School. Advance registration recommended. Visit www. or phone 540-422-8532.


then an Easter egg hunt. The church will also hold its regular service at 11 a.m. The church is at 10434 Old Carolina Road, in Midland. The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be having its monthly meeting on Monday, April 22, at 7 p.m. There will be a meal and fellowship, followed by a business meeting. The 2019 officers will also be installed. If you are interested in learning about the Ruritans, here’s your chance. All


Woodward, 1,090 hours; Jeff Morrow, 1,176 hours; and Dylan Wallace, 1,301 hours. A special appreciation award was given to Tammy Jenkins for her dedication and willingness


are invited. The Sumerduck Ruritan Club is having a Scrapbooking Day on April 27. This is an all-day affair (from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and the cost is $50. This includes breakfast, lunch and dinner as well as desserts, soda, coffee, water and snacks. Payment must

be received by April 18 in order to secure your spot. Mail a check made out to Sumerduck Ruritan Club to Lettie Glenz, 14667 Days Hill Lane, Sumerduck, VA 22742. Checks will not be cashed until after the event. Have a happy Easter and enjoy Earth Day on Monday!

to serve the company as the bingo chairwoman for many years. The evening concluded with a special gift of thanks to all wives of the volunteer firemen, for their support of their husbands, who faithfully give of their time to help our community citizens in their time of need. Thank you for your service to our communities. Piney Meadow Farm will be back in Catlett on Saturday, May 11, at the Golden Rule Builders Complex with fresh produce and baked goods. If you$475,000 are in need of a homemade pie, or a beautiful hanging basket

for your Easter festivities, contact Susannah Grove at and she will gladly help fill your order. Trinity United Methodist Church will have an Easter Sunrise Service on Sunday, April 21, at 6 a.m. outside, under the pavilion behind the church. The service will be followed by breakfast in the social hall. Bring a dish to share. There will also be an 11 a.m. service in the church. Both services are open to everyone. I hope everyone has a beautiful Easter holiday and spring break. Keep the news coming.

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Orlean Easter sunrise service Sunday On April 11 we were enjoying gorgeous days while our friends in South Dakota are living through another blizzard with about one foot of snow on the ground already. Aren’t we lucky? All of us who were, are and will be connected to the University of Virginia are ecstatic about the Final Four win for our ‘Hoos.’ I graduated from UVA in 1952 always loving college basketball, have followed it since and can barely contain myself. It is good to see Charlottesville and the university getting some good press. The team and Coach Bennett deserve all the good words that have been sent their way. Our sympathy is extended to the family of Larry Lawrence, a neighbor on Bear’s Den Road, who passed away last week following a brief illness. Services were held at Moser Funeral Home with interment at Orlean Cemetery. We also remember Tony Anderson, aka “the happy mailman,” who died at his home near Orlean. Tony played football in high school and college, served in the military and then had a long career with the U.S. Postal Service. He will be missed by his family and many friends, including his clients on the mail route. Services will be held at Moser Funeral Home with interment at

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the Culpeper National Cemetery. RIP, good neighbor. The Orlean Easter sunrise service will be held at the Orlean Cemetery on April 21 at 6:30 a.m. with the pastors of the Orlean Baptist, Orlean United Methodist and Wesley Chapel United Methodist churches participating. This service, a tradition for many years, always draws a large crowd. The view toward the east is spectacular as the sun rises to start the celebration of Easter morning. Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, will have the Easter Vigil service on Saturday, April 20 at 5 p.m. Easter morning services will be held at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. with an Easter egg hunt between the services. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will have Good Friday services on Friday, April 19, at 7 p.m. with special music. An Easter egg hunt for all of the little ones will be held on Saturday, April 20, at 10 a.m. at the church. Easter morning services will be

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held at 11 a.m. All are welcome to attend. Have you seen any pink pigs or steers with University of Virginia colors wandering around? They’re here in all their glory, painted by local artists, to celebrate the local 4-H Show and Sale held the first weekend in May at the Fauquier Fairgrounds. This sale is the opportunity for the 4-H youngsters to display and sell the animals they have raised for their projects in the past year. Members have learned to care for their animals and develop some business skills at the same time. Our dear friend, Sue Rucker, will be remembered as a strong supporter of this program; she served as a mentor to many of the 4-H members. Another note about the painted animals. Brian Noyes of the Red Truck Bakery has been running a contest to name the pig at the Marshall store and the “UVA steer” at the Warrenton location. This is a fun thing to draw attention to the 4-H sale and to the bakery. Go to the Red Truck Bakery website for details about this contest. Our beloved kitties are looking forward to Easter and send their greetings. They were found parked in their favorite spot by a window, tails moving in unison, watching a large brown rabbit grazing in the yard. Wishful thinking!

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Upcoming meetings focus on data center, VDOT plans Two Remington Service District issues will be publicly revealed in meetings for Convergent Technology’s proposed data center and Fauquier County and Virginia Department of Transportation plans for intersection changes for Route 651 and U.S. 29. Convergent Technologies has requested a Fauquier County comprehensive plan amendment for another data center, this one south of the Town of Remington, in the county’s Lee District. The zoning amendment would change the landuse designation of about 90 acres from low density residential to light industrial, to rezone about 100 acres from residential to a business park, and to allow an above-ground water storage facility. The subject property is located along James Madison Street and James Madison Highway, just south of incorporated Town of Remington. Concerns have been raised at recent Remington Town meetings about the following: the environmental impacts to neighboring and residential Lee’s Glen; the proposed Dominion Power substation; the large number of industrial air conditioners and resulting sound levels; the drawdown of groundwater aquifer levels; floodplain and wetlands considerations; traffic congestion; and the altering of the pastoral nature of Remington’s gateways. There will be a public hearing, conducted by the Fauquier County Planning Commission on Thursday, April 18, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the Warren Green building meeting room, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton. Fauquier County and VDOT wish to get state funding for safety improvements and roadway reconstruction to the highway intersection of James Madison Highway (U.S. 29) and Freeman’s Ford Road (Route 651), which is just outside the corporate limits for the Town of Remington. There has been seesaw action by the Town of Remington. The town council voted to support the VDOT-proposed roadway change about a year ago, and then recently, the council withdrew its support in favor of unstated roadway alternatives for traffic safety and ease of traffic flow. Another public meeting has been scheduled by VDOT and Fauquier County to be hosted by Lee District Supervisor Chris Butler to receive public thoughts, ideas and concerns. The open public meeting will be on Monday, April 22, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Remington Lions Club, 11326 James Madison Highway.


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Marshall Ruritan Club hosts spring dance Saturday Congratulations are in order. Keith and Jen Kraus have a beautiful little girl born on March 19, named Lennox. And Keith’s sister, Courtney married Justin Willis in a beautiful ceremony on April 6. Get your dancing shoes on. Marshall Ruritan Club is hosting a spring dance on April 20. DJ Lindy will be providing the music. There will be Easter baskets and 50/50 raffles and a cake walk.


Warrenton Farmers Market starts Saturday For those looking for seasonal fruits and vegetables; baked goods; jams and jellies; and other specialty items, you will be in luck on Saturday, April 20. The Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon in Old Town on the corner of Fifth and Lee streets. You can also benefit from a second location on Wednesdays, also from 8 a.m. to noon, at the WARF parking lot (800 Waterloo Road), beginning May 1. Also, at the WARF beginning on May 1, you will find Wednesday Food Trucks available in the parking lot from 5 to 7 p.m. (weather permitting). You can have your dinner there right on the spot or drive by to pick up your dinner on the way home. It has been rumored that there may also be a dessert truck parked there, as well! The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance (92 Main St.) is presenting Gloria’s Jazz Collective on Friday, April 19, at 8 p.m. The performance will feature pianist Bill Harris and drummer Robert Jospe, with Charlie Young on sax and Glenn Dewey on bass. Tickets are $20. As seating is limited, advance ticket purchase is advised. Visit www.centerofwarrenton. org or call 540-347-7484 for more information. If you are already looking at your calendar to make summer plans, you can reserve a twohour swim time at the WARF for groups of 10 or more. You can get a discounted rate when reservations are made in advance. Call 540-349-2520 or email Alyson DeGroot at for information and reservations. You may want to hurry because reservations (first-come; first-serve) fill up in a hurry. On Easter Sunday, April 21, all Fauquier County libraries will be closed.


Contact Debbie Embrey at 540718-3177 for more information. Old Salem Café will be having karaoke and dancing on April 19 at 8 p.m. I’m told they are looking for people who can belt out a good

Dolly Parton or Conway Twitty song. Are you up for the challenge? Do your children need a little extra help with their homework? Tutoring is offered at the John Page Turner Community House on Main Street in The Plains on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Call 540-2532119 for more information. Time for birthday shouts to: Karen Ryan and Christine Cominsky on April 18; Robert Sisson, Jim Baker, Karen Stramer and Maria Wilkins on April 19; Faith Long, Allison Hall, Karin Casner


and Kevin Cave on April 20; Bertha Gray on April 22; and Susan Hunter, Margaret Embrey and Courtney Hendricks on April 23. Happy anniversary to: Toby and Barbara Ball; Marcus and Nadine Bulmer; Adam and Shannon Simpson and David and Kim Sours on April 18. Mark your calendars for May 11. The Marshall Ruritan Club is hosting its $10,000 dinner dance raffle. Tickets are available for purchase. Contact Okey at 703286-7233. Everyone, have a great week. Spring is in the air!



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These property transfers, filed April 5-April 11, 2019, were provided by the Clerk of the Circuit Court in Fauquier County. (Please note that to conserve space, only the first person named as the grantor or grantee is listed. The kind of instrument is a deed unless stated otherwise.)

Top dollar deal: $1,400,000 in Marshall District

Cedar Run District

RFI WC LC to NVR Inc., 0.6014 acre in Warrenton chase, Phase 1. $211,209 Marshall District

Diane K. Deitz to Lindsey L. Graves, 7346 Huntsman’s Drive, nr. Warrenton. $564,000

Paul M. Ruby Tr. to David Putnam, 0.7181 acre at 9279 Springs Road, nr. Warrenton. $257,000 William Charles Colegrove Jr. to Independence Realty LLC, 20.3249 acres at 6157 Wilson Road, Marshall. $262,000 Charles Clifton Jewell Jr. to Jose R. Orellana Portillo, 1.58 acres at9150 James Madison Hwy., nr. Warrenton. $355,000

James A. Lyons Estate by Executor to Monteith Gate LLC, 9.6464 acres at 9459 Piney Mountain Road and 19.6504 acres at 9481 Piney Mountain Road, nr. Warrenton. $1,400,000 Nicholas J. Verna to Timothy Lee Smith Jr., 50 acres at 9637 Ada Road, Marshall. $914,000 Center District

Anna K. Anderson Tr. to Tracey H. Edwards, 502 Foxcroft Road, Warrenton. $340,000 Della S. Ashby to Mark Florence,

Lot 31, Lot Part-1, Lot 33 and Lot Part-2 on Frazier Road, Warrenton. $130,000

Gerald Lee Henson III to Daniel Gregory, 0.7554 acre at 7147 Westmoreland Drive, Warrenton. $375,000

New Penn Financial LLC DBA Shellpoint Mortgage Servicing to Beach Capital Partners LLC, 7718 Movern Lane, Warrenton. $375,440 Jonathan Daniel Griffith to Justin Michael Kyriazi, 1.7398 acres at 7119 Bethel Drive East, nr. Warrenton. $475,000

William R. Jordan to Lyle Ramirez, 7616 Movern Lane, Warrenton. $519,000 Jill M. Evans to Sean P. Breen, 0.6694 acre at 140 Winchester Street, Warrenton. $550,000 Lee District

Steve G. Horvath Jr. to Jason M. Pabon Tancara, 11381 Falling Creek Drive, Bealeton. $405,000 LS Revisions LLC to David R. Quimby, 4.80 acres at 9718 Routts Hill Road, nr. Warrenton. $390,000

Fredis Orlando Ventura Maltez to Gary P. Hane, 1.5 acre at 7467 Botha Road, Bealeton. $249,000 Jonathan P. Lane to Stephanie

Simpson, Unit E, 11228 Torrie Way, Bealeton. $150,000

Gerald M. Hively to Krista Lee Bouie, 1.7749 acres at 13264 Silver Hill Road, Bealeton. $220,000 Emily Beatrice Orndoff to Eastern Shore Fund LLC, 150 Wakoma Drive, Remington. $184,200

Charlene Lohn to Dinah Racquel Knight, 8015 Juniper Place, nr. Warrenton. $320,000 Scott District

Fauquier Lakes Limited Partnership to Lakeside Homes LLC, Lot 23, Phase 11-B, nr. Warrenton. $200,000

Kenneth W. Hitchcock Tr. to Wen Yu, 6.7 acres, Springdale, nr. Warrenton. $190,000

Fauquier Lakes Limited Partnership to NVR Inc., Lot 48, Phase 11-B, Brookside nr. Warrenton. $204,113 Theresa Mason Tr. to Marla Denise Dean, 1.00 acre at 6769 Lake Drive, Warrenton. $494,000 Andrew Scott Carter to Adam M. Johnson, 7284 Reese Court, nr. Warrenton. $595,000

Natalie R. Smith to Charles Niland, 6754 Eckert Court, nr. Warrenton. $579,000


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Tray Allen, Broker

20+ years local experience 540-222-3838

Experienced, Professional Full Time, Licensed Brokers College Degrees Community Involvement Full Service


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Very nice and spacious home privately situated on 5-acres. Awesome floorplan with formal living/dining rooms, 2-story family room w/ stone fireplace, chef ’s kitchen and light and bright “morning room” walks out to trex deck spanning the back of the house. Ultimate master suite has fireplace and private sleeping porch. Fully decked out basement with full bath and large built-in bar is great for entertaining. $739,000

IN WARRENTON Sought after location on Norfolk drive but with some extras that most similar homes won’t have! Family room addition is light and airy with cathedral ceilings and lots of glass. The addition also smartly includes an extra ½ bath and laundry room on the main level! 3 beds and 3 full baths in addition to the finished basement and 2 brick fireplaces all on lovely corner lot in excellent location. $425,000


Very special French Country manor on two parcels with guest cottage. Impressive estate on approximately 30-acres near Warrenton. Typical days on market is much longer in this price category. $1,499,000


Williamsburg Cape on 17 acres. Immaculate country estate with 180 boxwood, 90 holly, too many dogwood to count. Quaint chip ‘n’ dale bridge over Great Run on long, paved drive approach. Very high ceilings, pine floors, 1st floor master with private walled garden with out-door shower, 2 fireplaces, screened porch, many slate patios, garage with loft, pond, garden. $1,225,000

LEES RIDGE Trophy French Country home with the ultimate in design and quality. Sweeping curved staircase, great room with high ceilings, massive salvaged beams and stone fireplace, Quartz counter-tops in bright kitchen with island, arched windows and transoms, main level master with tray ceilings, large master bath. 6 bedrooms, 3 on main level, inviting covered porch, patios, fabulous views. One mile to Warrenton. $1,150,000

Bellevue - on 10-rolling and cross-fenced acres with distant views.This immaculate colonial offers 4BR, 3 1/2 baths, in-law suite, sunny breakfast room, double spacious garage, 4 stall stable, pond. Minutes to Warrenton. $719,000

43 Culpeper Street • Warrenton, VA 20186 540-347-3838 the Historic District • Est 1990 Licensed in Virginia


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OBITUARIES Dorothy Kinney Bacon Dorothy Kinney Bacon, lifelong resident of Sussex County, passed away Sunday, April 7, after a brief illness. The Daughter of Sylvester B Kinney and Anna Victoria Vail, she was born at West Orange Hospital in September of 1929. She lived in Lafayette and Newton most of her life, only moving to Virginia after her strength would no longer allow her to live alone. A lifelong Christian and friend to animals she never passed up the opportunity to take in a stray and provide it a home. A 1947 graduate of Newton High School, she went on to attend Douglas College for Women, later known as Rutgers. After getting her degree, she taught elementary school until her marriage to Ralph Franklin Bacon Jr, in July of 1961. After her marriage Dorothy worked on saving the Old Lafayette Baptist Church, the farm and raising her four children. Ralph Franklin Bacon III (Laura) , Barbara Anne Bacon (Bill), Suzanne Barkman Bacon (Steve) and David Bacon. Dorothy leaves behind a large extended family of 11 grandchildren, (Ralph)-Mark, Jennifer and Katie, (Barbara)- Brandee, (Suzanne)-Sam, Anna and Issac, (David)-Amy, Kayla, Rachel and Amanda. Her seven Great Grandchildren are Lexi, Dylan, Lenya, Ashlyn, David, Hayden, Mason, Hunter. In her later years, she attended the Newton Baptist Church working with the ladies missionary guild to promote her faith all the while trying to preserve the Old Lafayette Baptist Church. In 2017 she along with her son and daughter transferred the Old Church to a NJ non-profit and improvements were begun again in earnest. In August of 2018 the interior was renovated. Services were held on Saturday 13, 2019, at the Reformed Baptist Church of Lafayette in Lafayette, NJ, followed by interment in Newton Cemetery, Newton, NJ. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Friends of the Lafayette Baptist Church, 5467 Baldwin Street, Warrenton, VA 20187. Arrangements are under the direction of the Smith-McCracken Funeral Home, 63 High Street, Newton. Online condolences may be offered at

William “Bill” Corby Vernam William “Bill” Corby Vernam passed away peacefully on April 9, 2019, at the age of 97. Bill was born on May 31, 1921, in Yonkers, New York. Bill was preceded in death by his wife Keven “Kim” Aida Deam Vernam of Warrenton, Virginia, his parents Kenneth Sandys Vernam and Gladys V. Corby Vernam, and his brother Kenneth S. Vernam, Jr. Bill is survived by his daughter Keven “Kip” English Vernam Piper of Warrenton, Virginia, his son William “Bill” Anderson Vernam of Warrenton, Virginia, and his son’s girlfriend, Jill Lunceford of Opal, Virginia. Growing up in Bronxville, New York, Bill was active in the Boy Scouts. He was honored to represent Troop 4 at the first National Boy Scout Jamboree in Washington, DC, in 1936. He then reached the rank of Eagle Scout in 1938. Bill served in the Army Air Corps from 1942 to 1946. He was stationed at the airfield in Eagle Pass, Texas, and on the island of Leyte in the Philippines. After World War II, Bill attended and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in forestry from the School of Forestry at the State University of New York at Syracuse. In 1950, he moved to Warrenton, Virginia, and began his career as a professional forester with the Virginia Division of Forestry. His love for the outdoors, caring for the environment, and helping people were his passions for his entire career. While with the Virginia Division of Forestry, Bill worked as one of the first urban foresters in Virginia until his retirement in 1986. In retirement, Bill enjoyed reading and spending time with family and friends, and continued to love living in Virginia. Bill also is remembered by his many friends at Frost Diner in Warrenton, Virginia. Back in 1955, he watched as the Diner building was pulled into town on the bed of a trailer. Since the day Frost Diner opened, Bill and his family have been weekly regulars. Many meals, conversations and celebrations later, he and his family were still enjoying breakfast at the Diner just a few weeks before Bill passed. The family accepted visitors at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, Virginia, from 10 am to 12 noon on Monday, April 15, 2019, the service and internment followed at 1 pm at Culpeper National Cemetery, 305 US Avenue, Culpeper, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations to Bill’s favorite charity by sending checks to the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, 6 Herndon Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21403 or donating through their website www. Online condolences may be made at

William Franklin Taylor 10/09/1929 - 04/13/2019 On Saturday, April 13th 2019, William F. Taylor passed away in Warrenton, Va. Mr. Taylor grew up in Fauquier County. For the last 30 years he resided in King George Va. He worked in the automotive field for years. He loved his gardening and growing any type of vegetable he could. He also loved fishing with his kids and grandkids. He will be sorely missed. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Betty Taylor, One Sister, Mary Owens, Four children, Sandra Kilby (Ted) Debra Sattler (Terry) William F. Taylor, Jr., and Angela Echols (Bill). He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Elizabeth Sattler, Melissa Kilby, Alexander Sattler, Charles Taylor, Nicole Taylor, Lauren Echols, Victoria Echols, Julia Echols and one great granddaughter, Charlotte Cunningham. A Memorial Service will be held on April 19th 2019, at 2:00pm, at the American Legion post 330 in Culpeper Va.

Edna J. Bender Edna J. Bender, 68 of Catlett, VA died on April 12, 2019. She was born October 31, 1950 in Nokesville, VA to the late Joseph c. and Ida J. Bender. She is survived by her brothers and sisters, Albert (Barbara Ann) Bender, Calverton, VA, Barbara Bender, Catlett, VA, Susanna (John) Nissley, Catlett, VA, Lucy Bender, Catlett, VA, Lewis (Martha) Bender, Catlett, VA, Marie (Trent) Showalter, Stuarts Draft, VA, Alma (Dale) Fisher, Catlett, VA, Wilmer Bender, Catlett, VA, Wilma (Dave) Ross, Catlett, VA, Dora (Jeff) Rhodes, Ashburn, VA and Mahlon Bender, Catlett, VA; and many nieces and nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends on Monday, April 15 from 5-8 PM at Dayspring Mennonite Church, Midland, VA where funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 16 at 10:00 AM. An additional viewing will be held on Tuesday from 6-8 PM at Gortner Amish Church, Oakland, MD where funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 17 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be at Slabaugh Cemetery, Oakland, MD. Online condolences may be made at

It’s not the length of life, but the depth of life – Ralph Waldo Emerson




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OBITUARIES Christina Larue (Stitt) Nickle Christina Larue (Stitt) Nickle passed into heaven on April 6, 2019. She was born on November 1, 1925 in Spruce Hill, PA and graduated from Juniata High School in 1944. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester H. Nickle and siblings Marlin, John, Donald, Carl, Glenn and Gladys. Christina is survived by her sister, Betty (Stitt) Armstrong, her children, William Nickle, Karen Nickle Wagoner (Craig), and Gary Nickle(Kimberly), her grandchildren, Alan, Tyler, Alyson, Brandon (Melissa), Ryan, Tristan, Cassidy, Garrett, Kristofer, and greatgrandchildren, Mason and Kyliegh. She was also loved by many nieces and nephews. She had many friends at the Warrenton Senior Center, The Oaks Apartments, and English Meadows Assisted Living Facility. A funeral service was at Brown Funeral Home in Mifflintown, PA on Saturday, April 13 at 10:00 am, and graveside services were at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Harrisburg, PA at 1:00 pm. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Robert R. Williams, Sr. Robert R. Williams, Sr., 84, of Lignum, VA, passed April 12, 2019, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He was born on February 7, 1935. Robert is survived by his wife, Evangelist Lillian M. Williams of Lignum, VA; two sons: David and Arthur Williams of Lignum, VA; one daughter, Angela M. Williams of Manassas, VA; three brothers: Carlton Williams of Staunton, VA, Abraham Tyler of Fredericksburg, VA, Eugene Tyler of Locust Grove, VA; two sisters: Bertha Cherry of Washington, DC, Theresa Tyler of Lignum, VA; three grandchildren: Robert Williams, III and Tashana Johnson both of Culpeper, VA, Trevor Williams of Lignum, VA; and two great-grandchildren, Makhi Tyler and Tynajiah Williams both of Culpeper, VA. Family will receive friends on Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 11 am until 12 pm with funeral services starting at 12 pm at Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Road, Rixeyville, Virginia, 22737. Rev. James Holmes will deliver the eulogy. Interment will be in Ebenezer Baptist Church Cemetery, Lignum, VA. Online condolences can be given at

CASKET SELECTION Because caskets are available in diverse styles, materials, and customizable features, many consider choosing one to be the most difficult part of the funeralplanning process. There are many factors to consider that can help expedite the selection process. Because cremation caskets are going to be ultimately reduced to ashes, they can be limited to inexpensive wood, fiberboard, or other highly combustible material. Caskets that are intended for burial can be simple or highly elaborate and customized, while those selected for “green” burials should be composed of a biodegradable material. Wooden caskets are designed to evoke the look of luxurious hardwood furniture, and metal caskets can be painted with images that reflect the tastes of the person resting within. While the word casket is often used interchangeably with coffin, there is an important difference between the two. A coffin is octagonal or hexagonal, while a casket is rectangular. Also, a casket often contains a split lid for the purpose of viewing the body, while a coffin does not. To learn more about our funeral services, please call MOSER FUNERAL HOME at (540) 3473431. Please stop by our tastefully appointed facility at 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, and be sure to ask about our BRIGHT VIEW CEMETERY, located just outside of Warrenton. “A coffin may have a body inside of it, but the spirit has long since departed.” ~ Anthony T. Hincks

Jordan Michael Resch Jordan Michael Resch, age 34 of Warrenton, VA passed away on April 11, 2019. Jordan was born on May 9, 1984 in Fredericksburg, VA to Dawn Marie (Keeler) McFarland and David Stuart Resch. In addition to his parents, Jordan is survived by his two children, Devin Shamar Resch and Jordan Michael Resch, Jr., and his siblings, Jessica Scheper, Richard Scheper, and David Edward Seal-Resch. The family received friends for a memorial gathering on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 2:00-4:00 pm, with a reception that followed from 4:00-6:00 pm at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA. Online condolences can be made at

Robert Barry Snouffer Robert Barry Snouffer, 63, of Nokesville, died April 14, 2018 at Lake Manassas Health and Rehab in Gainesville. He was born May 5, 1955 in Virginia to the late Lewis Snouffer and Genevieve Kojancic. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his wife, Sharon Snouffer and by his brother, Reeves Snouffer. He is survived by his children, Seth Snouffer of Nokesville, Ashton Snouffer and his wife Sarah of Warrenton and Stephanie Jacobs and her husband Jason of Warrenton, and siblings Marilyn Johnson and Donna Dixon. A Funeral will be held at Moser Funeral Home (233 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA) on Friday, April 19, 2019 at 2:00 pm.The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow the service at Bright View Cemetery, also located in Warrenton. An online guestbook and tribute wall are available at


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CL A SSIFIEDS ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Business Directory: Thursday at noon, All other Classified ads: Monday at 3 p.m. To place your ad, Call: 540-351-1664, Toll Free: 888-351-1660, Fax: 540-349-8676, Email: Rentals — Apartments New Baltimore near Vint Hill Rd, 3BR, 3.5BA, new kit & master BA, finished bsmt, lg. LR, wooded lot. With separate in-law suite. Call for more info!! 540-229-9328 Rentals —

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5 miles to Warrenton, Rt 211, 2BR, 2BA, $1400/ mo. Great location on farm with beautiful views. (540) 229-5550 Haymarket, on golf course 3BA, 2.5BA, eat in kit, master on main, great opt to buy, short term possible. (703)509-8425 Small house In Town Warrenton, 2br, no pets, W/D, nice yard, $1050/mo. sec. dep. & ref´s. 540-222-0924 Rentals —

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Chests/Bed platformLight brown. Handmade. Sturdy and solid. Excellent condition. Lift lid to open for storage. Can put mattress/box spring on top or use chest by itself for storage. Have three- different sizes. FREE. You pick up- Manassas, VA a r e a . C a l l 703-791-3689 Dressers- Four drawers. Medium brown/ gold handles. Excellent condition. Have three dressers all the same. Can buy individually or as whole set. $125 each (will give discount if you buy more than one). Cash only. You pick up- Manassas, VA a r e a . C a l l 703-791-3689


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8294 EAST MAIN ST, MARSHALL SET UP 7 AM UNTIL ?? FREE SET UP !!!! No selling of any fire arms

ALL WE ASK IS THAT YOU LEAVE YOUR SPOT THE WAY YOU FIND IT ALSO STOP IN THE STORE AND GRAB A COLD DRINK OR SOMETHING TO EAT Estate Sale, 4/20, 11a4p, 4371 Palton Dr, Dumfries 22025. Lots of clths, jewelry, toys, Xmas computer & furn.


Garage/ Yard Sales

Community Yard Sale. Quail Ridge neighborhood May 4th ● 8am to 3pm

4 miles south on Rt229 from Rt 211, right on Black Hill to Quail Ridge

Antiques & Collectibles

Several antique pieces including over 50 MOUSTACHE CUP/ SAUCER collection in a big beautiful cabinet. 571-445-3092

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45 RPM record collection, orginial 50´s/ 60´s. Approx 3000. Va r i o u s p r i c e s . 571-344-4300 45 RPM records (lots of 50) 0.50-$1.00 ea, comics $2+ ea, beanies $2+ ea, pez $1+ ea, 571-344-4300 Beatles memorbiliapicture, black & white (60´s), albums, 45´s & magazines.571-3444300 Elvis memorabilia, Yankee memorabilia, Celtics Merch, Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars 571-344-4300 Frank Sinatra, JFK, MIchael Jackson, Redskins, & sports books & mags. Michael Jordon mini chanpionship basketballs + magazines. 571-344-4300 Olympic merch $2+ ea, Sports cards $3+, playing cards $3+ ea, Disney Merch $3+ ea, 571-344-4300 Record albums $5+ ea, Sports Illustrated mags incld swimsuit $5+ ea, Old books $7+ ea, Snoppy merch $1+ ea, 571-344-4300 Southern Bluegrass Gospel Music Collection, 200+ CD´s @ $2 ea.; 200+ cassettes @ $1 ea. Lg. selection of VHS western movies; Volume of History of NASCAR. AVON c o l l e c t i b l e s . 703-408-4168 or 703-361-2457. Stereo- vintage (1970’s). Large brown cabinet. Magnavox radio/record player (they do not work). FREE. You pick upManassas, VA area. Call 703-791-3689 Washing Machine: Kenmore model 2513, toploading HE/low-water. Like New. $350, OBO. 540-347-2387 before 7 PM.


FAUQUIER SPCA 540-788-9000 www. e-mail fspca@ Tommy´s House & Pet Sitting. Dog walking, G R E A T REFERENCES! Attention & TLC for your pets. Peace of mind for you. 571-338-2549


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BROCATO MASONARY & HOME REPAIR Walks, walls, patios stoops, steps, stucco. sone work, landxcaping, gutter cleaning. restoration. Senior discount. Insured 540-270-9309 G R AV E L : A L L PROJECTS. Topsoil; fill dirt; mulch. No job too small.540-8254150; 540-219-7200 GUTTERS, FREE ESTIMATES.Jack´s Seamless Gutters. 703-339-6676 or 540-373-6644. We keep our minds in the gutter. JBS Excavation & Clearing, Free estimates, tree removal, horse arena, d r i v e w a y s & landscaping. No job too big or too small. 703-582-0439 JENKINS EXCAVATING & LOGGING. Free Estimates, Class A Contractor, Commercial, Residential. Demolition, land clearing, site prep, roads, drives. 540-661-0116 Joseph Home Imp r o v e m e n t s , 703-507-5005; 703-507-8300. Kitchen, Baths, Paining, Drywall, Decks, Basements, Hardwood Floors, Tile, Plumbing, Carpentry, Electrical. Licensed & Bonded.

N U T T E R S PA I N T I N G & SERVICES Call E r i k , 540-522-3289 S e a l C o a t i n g Driveways. Call for our seasonal special. CBS Sealcoating. Why pave it?? Just S a v e I t ! ! 540-775-9228 Home

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385 Lawn/Garden Carr Landscapes, Consulting, Construction & Maintenance. Insured, Free Estimates. 540-349-9405 GORMANS TREE AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES. Seasonal Clean up. Snow removal, grinding, mowing, take downs. Free estimates. 540-222-4107; 540-825-1000

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Announcements Fauquier Heritage and Preservation Foundation! Our historical and genealogical archives are a valuable resource for researchers and for anyone interested in tracing their roots. 540-364-3440 FHPF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization located in Marshall, Fauquier County, Virginia. Comprised entirely of volunteers, FHPF is dedicated to preserving the history of Fauquier County and sharing the organization’s resources through both of its facilities, the John Kenneth Gott Library and the Robert L. Sinclair Education Center.

Bluebell Festival at Merrimac Farm WMA Sunday, April 14 2019, from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Family-friendly, free of charge.

Meet local organizations and people who are working to improve our community. With some of the best Northern Virginia naturalists leading tours and activities Sponsored by Prince William Conservation Alliance and Virginia Dept. of Game & Inland Fisheries with support from Marine Corps Base Quantico Appropriate attire for Merrimac Farm is always sturdy shoes, long pants, no matter the season. Tuck your pants into your socks to help keeps bugs out.

Have a Great Time!

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Info &/or reserve space contact: Patricia Ennis @ 571-248-6100 or email Space is limited reserve today!

410 Announcements Used Curriculum and Book Fair Reserve your table to sell your used homeschool curriculum, books & other educational items. May 25, 2019 l 9:00a-2:00p Bealeton Baptist Church 11172 Remington Road Bealeton, VA 22712 Open to HOB members and nonmembers Cost:· Current HOB members: $20.00 · Non-members: $25.00 · Company Representatives- $35.00

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LEGALS CLASSIFIEDS@FAUQUIER.COM Full name(s) of owner(s): FORGE BREW WORKS, LLC Trading as: BARKING ROSE BREWING COMPANY AND FARM 9057 Old Culpeper Road, Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia 20186-3332 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL for a Brewery license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Matthew Rose, Owner and Brewer Note: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at or 800-552-3200.


Notice is hereby given that Three Fox Ventures, Ltd. has requested authorization from the Virginia Marine Resources Commission to replace an existing, failed culvert crossing over Crooked Run at the entrance to the Three Fox Ventures off Route 17 in Delaplane, Fauquier County. Send comments/inquiries within 15 days to: Marine Resources Commission, Habitat Management Division, 380 Fenwick Road, Building 96, Fort Monroe, VA 23651

NOTICE FAUQUIER COUNTY BOARD OF ZONING APPEALS MAY 2, 2019 The Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals will hold a work session at 1:15 p.m. on Thursday May 2, 2019 in the Warren Green Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia to review the agenda. The following will be on the agenda for the Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals meeting to be held on Thursday, May 2, 2019, beginning at 2:00 p.m. in the Warren Green Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street Warrenton, Virginia: 1.

APPEAL #AZAD-18-009065 – JUDE J. COVAS & KATHLEEN M. FLAHERTY, TRUSTEES OF THE RAYMOND C. HAWKINS CHILDREN’S TRUST II/FBO MICHAEL SHAWN HAWKINS (OWNER/APPLICANT) – HAWKINS’ PROPERTY – An appeal of a Zoning Administrator’s determination regarding outdoor storage in excess of allowable limits, construction of a building without a permit, commercial vehicles in excess of allowable numbers, operation of a business without the required Special Permit, and land disturbance without the required permit. The property is located 15223 Copperhead Road, Cedar Run District, Catlett, Virginia. (PIN 7838-79-6029-000 and 7838-89-3177-000) (Heather Jenkins, Staff) Note: This is a public meeting, not a public hearing.


SPECIAL PERMIT #SPPT-19-010886 – SHEFFIELD EDWARDS III (OWNER/APPLICANT) – EDWARDS CUSTOM POOLS, LLC – An application for a Category 2 Special Permit to operate a small contracting business as a major home occupation, PIN 7806-51-3382-000, located at 13256 Golden Drive, Lee District, Sumerduck, Virginia. (Ben Holt, Staff)


SPECIAL PERMIT #SPPT-19-010888 – J & C THOMPSON, LLC (OWNER/ APPLICANT) – J & C THOMPSON, LLC – An application for a Category 2 Special Permit to operate a small contracting business as a major home occupation, PIN 6897-19-0471-000, located at 12149 Old Grassdale Road, Lee District, Remington, Virginia. (Kara Krantz, Staff)


SPECIAL PERMIT #SPPT-19-010945 – THOMAS W. (JR.) & TIFFANY LORRAINE MAJEWSKI (OWNERS)/THOMAS W. MAJEWSKI, JR. APPLICANT) – THOMAS CUSTOM, INC. – An application for a Category 2 Special Permit to operate a gunsmithing business as a major home occupation, PIN 7823-97-6965-000, located at 14509 Spring Mill Road, Lee District, Fredericksburg, Virginia. (Ben Holt, Staff)


SPECIAL PERMIT #SPPT-19-010948 – DONALD H. & LINDA P. LECHER, TRUSTEES OF THE LECHER FAMILY TRUST (OWNERS/APPLICANTS) – TOP DOG RESORT & INN – An application for a Category 3 Special Permit to operate a tourist home, PIN 7931-45-2390-000, located at 2591 Carriage Ford Road, Cedar Run District, Catlett, Virginia. (Kara Krantz, Staff)

Copies of the Zoning Appeals and Variance applications may be examined in the Department of Community Developmentʼs Zoning Office at 29 Ashby Street, Suite 310, Warrenton, Virginia between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. To review files on all other items, please visit the Department of Community Developmentʼs Planning Office at 10 Hotel Street, Suite 305, Warrenton, Virginia between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Fauquier County does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Accommodations will be made for handicapped persons upon prior request. Citizens requiring reasonable accommodation for disabilities should contact Fran Williams, Administrative Manager, at (540) 422-8210.

TRUSTEE’S SALE 8069 Greenwich Road Catlett, VA 20119 In execution of the Deed of Trust dated February 27, 2015 and recorded on March 4, 2015 in Book 1479 at Page 1906 in Instrument # 2015-00001729 of Fauquier County land records, Trustee Services of Virginia, LLC, the appointed Substitute Trustee, will offer for sale at public auction on the front steps of the Fauquier County Courthouse located at 40 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, Virginia on May 7, 2019 at 2:00 PM the property more particularly described in the aforementioned Deed of Trust, located at the property address listed below and briefly identified as follows: All of Lot 3, of the Division of William C. Cox Property, as same is shown on a plat and survey duly recorded in Deed Book 287 at page 26, among the land records of Fauquier County, Virginia, and identified by metes and bounds as follows:


Starting at an iron pipe in the east edge of State Road #603; thence with Lot 2, S. 89 01’ 05“ E. 666.60 feet to an iron pipe; thence with Ellis S. 8 38’ 10” W. 172.80 feet to an iron pipe; thence with Jewell, Trenis, and Newman N. 79 01’ 50“ W. 340.20 feet to an iron pipe; thence with Newman and Sullivan S. 80 55’ 50” W. 337.70 feet to an iron pipe; thence with the east side of State Road #603, N 9 33’ 50“ E. 150.00 feet to the starting point. Containing 2.00 acres, more or less. Tax No.: 7924-10-3825-000 Property address: 8069 Greenwich Road, Catlett, VA 20119 The property will be sold ”AS IS,“ WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SUBJECT TO conditions, covenants, restrictions, reservations, easements, rights of way, and all other matters of record taking priority over the Deed of Trust, if any, as might be listed in this notice or may be announced at the sale. TERMS OF SALE: A non-refundable bidder’s deposit of $30,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is less, by cashier’s or certified check required at time of sale, except for the party secured by the Deed of Trust. Risk of loss is on the purchaser from date and time of auction. Balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashier’s check within 14 days from sale date. Except for Virginia Grantor tax, all settlement costs and expenses are purchaser’s responsibility. Taxes are pro-rated to the date of sale. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining possession of the property. If purchaser defaults, deposit may be forfeited and property resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser who shall be liable for any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees of both sales. If Trustee does not convey title for any reason, purchaser’s sole remedy is return of deposit without interest. This sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan secured by the Deed of Trust including but not limited to determining whether prior to sale a forbearance, repayment, or other agreement was entered into, the loan was reinstated or paid off, or whether the property became subject to an automatic stay under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale; in any such event this sale shall be null and void and purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of deposit without interest. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, this law firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (19-03147) FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC (Attorney for TRUSTEE SERVICES OF VIRGINIA, LLC) 484 Viking Drive, Suite 203 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757)213-2959


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(Part-Time) Manassas Welcome Center The Virginia Tourism Corporation (VTC) is seeking a Tourism Counselor for its Virginia Welcome Center at Manassas who is willing to work 8 to 12 days per month. This individual will provide travel information and assistance to the traveling public, restock brochure racks, assist the welcome center manager with daily operations and perform general office duties. The candidate must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and lift up to 30 pounds. Holiday and weekend work is required. Knowledge of Virginia’s travel product, roads and highway systems and travel industry experience preferred. Basic computer skills and knowledge of the internet is a plus. High school diploma required. Salary minimum: $12.00/hour. Please apply online @ www.vatc. org/administration/employment/ Application deadline: April 19, 2019. EOE/M/F/V/D


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CALL Tammy Roop 540-270-9409

*Custom home w/easy commute, private/scenic, Kitchen w/dining area, bay window, huge master, lower level space for in-laws/rental, deck, 12’ ceiling, stream along property Marshall, VA—$489,000

CALL Don Robertson 540-229-3825 3300+ sq ft situated on 11.48 acres, backs to woods, Wide front porch, Comcast HiSpeed internet, ADT alarm system, 5 bd, 3.5 ba Warrenton, VA—$579,000


The Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store, Inc.

CALL Brenda Rich 540-270-1659 43 Acres in Bluemont, 2 parcels, 20 acres w/home, barn, pool, garage, 23 acres open space/forest Bluemont, VA-$799,000

Our food pantry serves 30 to 60 food insecure families per day 5 days per week. With generous donations from local grocery stores, churches, organizations and citizens our families receive a full cart of groceries twice per month. We love our donations and with every $1 we receive or profit at our thrift store we can purchase $4 worth of food. All donations of food and household items are welcome. With much gratitude and thanks to our community we would not be able to help our neighbors in need.

All donations can be dropped off at: 249 East Shirley Ave, Warrenton, VA 20186

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