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Warrenton Council considers stormwater management fee By Robin Earl

Times Staff Writer

When it comes to stormwater management, the Town of Warrenton is playing catch up. At a May 9 Town Council meeting at Town Hall, members will hear a presentation from engineering firm Wiley|Wilson, explaining how the town could move forward to meet clean water regulations,

and how it will pay for it. Interim town manager Brandie Schaeffer said that Wiley Wilson estimates it will require a considerable outlay, perhaps a million dollars a year by 2027. Paul Bernard, Warrenton’s assistant director of Public Works and Utilities, explained the million dollar figure “is an educated guess … Bottom line is we have much to do and it will definitely cost

us way more than we are currently expending to achieve these goals.” The tracking of stormwater management practices had been up to the state of Virginia until July of 2014, when that responsibility was shifted to local government. Since this was an unfunded mandate, the state gave local jurisdictions the ability to enact fees.


Fauquier SPCA to open petting zoo By Karen Chaffraix Times Staff Writer


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At Saturday’s Virginia Gold Cup races, steeplethon winner Days of Heaven, No. 9, tried to “brush” through the sodtopped stone wall during the cross-country race, causing an impressive puff of dust as he cleared the obstacle. The mistake didn’t cost the French-bred any time — the 4-1 race favorite was up by 2 1/2 lengths at the wire. It was one of rider Michael Mitchell’s three wins on the day. See complete coverage in Sports, pages 22-23. INSIDE Business.............................................13 Classified............................................42 Communities......................................37 Faith...................................................34

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“We needed a petting zoo because kindergartners get bored not being able to touch the animals,” Devon Settle said last week, standing in the lobby of the county’s SPCA in Casanova. Settle is the organization’s executive director and a licensed veterinary technologist. As well as housing for lost or abandoned animals, Settle’s facility entertains and educates Fauquier youth of all ages on a regular basis. In a few short weeks, the SPCA will add a “petting zoo.” It’s nothing fancy, just a fenced in area of grass. But it will add an element of delightful tactility to the education Settle considers imperative for a child’s growth and development. A broad lawn sits to the right of the main building, the perfect place for busloads of children to scamper directly to the “petting zoo,” Settle said she envisioned. Volunteers built a fence around a portion of it, next to two identical areas normally




Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

2019 Fauquier County 4-H Show and Sale shows off student-raised livestock By Karen Chaffraix Times Staff Writer

Savannah Lerch won Grand Champion in the pigs division during the second day of Fauquier’s 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. Her pig was white and black, and together the duo was everything that judge Olivia Claire said it should be. “I look for how well the kids show the animal, the animal’s market readiness, its physical attributes, and if it’s a female, its maternal traits — will it make a good mother,” Claire said afterward. “There’s a pamphlet for the characteristics. But mostly we learn by judging throughout our college years.” “Most of these kids are not farmers,” explained 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent Lenah Nguyen, in between announcing winners in a Fauquier Fairgrounds pavilion on Monday. “This is their version of joining soccer.” She said the young people sign up to gain life skills. “Things like responsibility, record-keeping, marketing yourself and your animals.” Some Fauquier schools are raising livestock, Nguyen said, inspiring students to join 4-H, which is administered through extension offices of Virginia Tech and Virginia State University.

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Grand Champion Winners, 2019

TIMES STAFF PHOTOS/ROBIN EARL Sammy Leach, above, deals with an obstreperous steer. Emma and Jenea Anderson, top right, show off their mostly well-behaved goats. Below, Megan Day is encouraged by her fans in the audience during the first day of the 4-H Livestock Show and Sale. Nguyen said. “And we visit each of the club members. We want to make sure that no one is falling behind.” Over the two days of the show and sale, Nguyen and Claire oversaw 81 animals led around the paddock. Some students had spent years in

4-H. But yesterday’s Grand Champion pig was handled by a homeschooled, 8-year-old first timer. The Grand Champion reserve (that’s second place) went to Aaron Locke, who attends M.M. Pierce Elementary.

Steer: Aaron Locke Sheep: Ryan Bradshaw Goats: Emma Anderson Pigs: Savannah Lerch Last night saw the sale of every one of the 81 animals to individual supporters and businesses. Those kids grossed $110,083.30. Karen Chaffraix can be reached at

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Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

Warrenton residents bear witness to historic elm tree removal By Robin Earl

Times Staff Writer

After weeks of anticipation, the historic elm tree in front of the old courthouse on Main Street came down on Tuesday, May 7. A small crowd gathered to witness the event, taking photos and videos. Some folks walked away with circular rounds cut from the thicker branches of the tree. Tammy Frazier, a Warrenton native whose husband grew up in Old Town, said that the tree was an important landmark and she wanted a piece of it to remember it by. Employees at the Red Truck Bakery asked Warrenton Mayor Carter Nevill to grab a couple of pieces of the tree for them and he was happy to oblige. Warrenton native Kathy Beaver asked workers from Bartlett Tree Experts for a branch from the tree. “I’m going to try to root it,” she said. Beaver was born within sight of the old tree, at the old hospital on Waterloo Street. “I grew up here,” she said. “I have always admired this tree. When it would storm, I would worry about it, afraid it might get hit by lightning. “This old tree holds memories for me. When I would look at the historic pictures showing the tree as it was years ago, I remember being in those stores. I guess I’m just a sentimentalist.” Arborists said the tree was decaying inside and was unsafe. Its

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ROBIN EARL Workers from Bartlett Tree Experts in Marshall took down the courthouse tree Tuesday morning. location in Courthouse Square also made it a public safety hazard, town officials said. Beaver said she had hoped there would be some way to save the tree but understood the reasons it had to be removed. “I wouldn’t want anyone to get hurt,” she said. Lori Gibson of the Fauquier Historical Society was there to mark the occasion. Her organization’s researchers estimate the tree is more than 100 years old. Brother and sister Alek and Glenna Moore represented the younger generation, and each were presented with a piece of the tree. “We just

want to remember it,” said Alek. When most of the branches had been removed from the tree, their mom said it was time to go to school. “They just really wanted to be here,” she said. “And why not?”

What now?

Questions about what will happen to the wood from the tree have been swirling around town for weeks. Brandie Schaeffer, interim town manager, said that Terrance Lasher, assistant state forester, reached out to her regarding the courthouse tree. In an email to town council members, she said, “I met with him …


on a program they offer called Urban Wood Utilization. They have found that the removal of urban trees often leads to … a landfill because of the complications with milling of trees with nails. They have created a program that matches jurisdictions with artisans that can find the best ways to reuse the urban tree.” She added, “He confirmed the tree as almost dead and a liability. He pointed out several things including the presence of foliage only on the lower limbs, with those at the highest point being bare. He said this is a simple way to identify the tree is no longer receiving nutrients and doing the job of photosynthesis.” Scheaffer said that as far as using the wood from the tree for other purposes, “the presence of fungus will determine if it can even be used. He also wanted me to understand how little we will be able to produce with the tree. For every log we cut, we should plan to see it shrink and lose half. … We can get a bunch of small items or one big item, but probably not enough useful wood for both. He said he would choose one big item like a table or bench so there is something to point to long term, but the council could also raise revenue by selling small pieces of the tree.” Schaeffer said that Lasher is not hopeful about the ability to get a sprout from the tree to “potentially plant a baby version” as there are little to no seeds.



Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

Equity training being implemented in all county schools By Karen Chaffraix Times Staff Writer

Fauquier County Public School teachers are aiming for a modern concept of fairness, one described by Dr. Martin Luther King as “equity.” “Equity in the classroom can be defined as giving students what they need,” explained Nikki Jenkins, former teacher, now instructional supervisor and Equity Team lead last week, sipping a Starbucks coffee early on a work day. “It’s all about leveling the playing field.” Appointed by Fauquier County Schools Associate Superintendent for Instruction Major Warner in the fall of 2017, Jenkins is tasked with preparing the way for NIKKI JENKINS implementation of equity training throughout the county’s school system. She has a team of four school division personnel: Blaire Connor, lead instructional coach and mentoring coordinator; Mark Malloy, Kettle Run High School assistant principal; Laura Hoover, Margaret M. Pierce Elementary School principal; and Danielle Tapscott, Fauquier High School principal. Jenkins describes educational equity this way:

Equity in education means that personal or social circumstances such as gender, ethnic origin or family background are not obstacles to achieving educational potential and that all individuals reach at least a basic minimum level of skills. Last year Jenkins and her core team spent four “intense” days in “Deep Equity” training, along with other mid-Atlantic area county teams. They returned with the workshop curriculum they’ll use to train their teachers and staff. Every department in our system can contribute to the goal of equity for all students, Jenkins said. For example, she explained, it can be as simple as making sure everyone has eaten a hearty breakfast, lunch and dinner; that levels the playing field for students. Librarians can rethink the books they offer. Teachers can look for unconscious bias in themselves, and open their minds to different, more inclusive ways of doing things. Last month Jenkins reported the equity team’s status and goals to the Fauquier County School Board. “We are in phase two of our plan,” Jenkins said. Each of Fauquier’s 20 schools will have a school-based team of equity trainers. “Right now, we’re training our teams and giving them the toolkit and resources they’ll use to train their teachers.” Equity training sessions will run through May 2020. Corwin, a Sage publishing company that produc-

es educational books about equity, describes Deep Equity training as “a capacity-building model that empowers school leadership teams to lead equity efforts at the building and classroom level. School leadership members gain the process, protocols, language and tools to engage in courageous, authentic, measurable, sustainable work that produces results.” “It is important for us to examine our beliefs and practices,” Warner said, when asked what equity training is all about, “to redesign our thinking and understanding to reflect that some kids need something more, something different, something intentional to fulfill their potential. That is the essence of what it means to be equitable.” Jenkins, a Fauquier native and Liberty High School graduate, taught in the county for 10 years before becoming the county’s science, health and physical education, and environmental studies supervisor. Any day now she hopes to be accepted into a doctorate program in education at the University of Illinois. Equity is not taking away anything from anybody, she said. It’s enhancing the environment for all students. All students deserve to be well prepared for the life they want to lead. “We are taking a giant leap in the right direction.” Reach Karen Chaffraix at

Fauquier SPCA to open petting zoo PETTING ZOO, from Page 1

used to separate animals for one reason or another. The new area will have a gate that opens into a small, grassy field, two or three run-in sheds to protect the animals from the weather, and so far, one pig and two goats. “Cats and dogs can’t be trusted not to scratch or bite,” Settle explained, “but bunnies and goats and well-behaved pigs are perfect for the little ones.” “Buckley, the perfect pig” lives in a pen to the rear of the SPCA, as do Tim and Sharon, goat siblings who came to the place as babies. When children are coming to visit, the three will be moved to the “petting zoo” paddock, where animal toys will lie around; kids can will pat them on the back and feel their ears and tails. “These two goats are my babies and they are not going anywhere,” Settle said, explaining that two of the original four goats were adopted.

SPCA Executive Director Devon Settle holds “Buckley the perfect pig.” Maddy Garrison, in red, is a shelter manager. She’s holding Tim, the goat. Stacie Wickliff, in green, is an adoption counselor. She’s holding Sharon the goat. TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ KAREN CHAFFRAIX Buckley the perfect pig has a chip. “He’s from California. But he wasn’t registered, so we can’t find the owner,” Settle said. “And Buckley’s great. He stays, too,” she said. “We are thinking about adding chickens, and definitely some bunnies.”

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Settle sees her role as serving the community, not just its animals, and she wants people to know that her establishment is a happy place. The

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SPCA accepts all pets, no questions asked, in any state of health and for any reason. It cleans them, vets them (on the premises) retrains them if necessary, and finds new homes for them. It offers inexpensive spay/neuter procedures and rabies and microchip clinics, and runs outreach programs through county schools. Part of the lobby now belongs to Bubbles, a very large, baby-pink cockatoo. “His owner got sick and couldn’t keep him anymore,” Settle said. “People don’t know how many components we have — the adoption center, the veterinary clinic, the animal control center.” The place covers 11 acres. It moved to these grounds 30 years ago from Dogpatch farm, where Betty Malone started the enterprise 61 years ago, Settle said. She said, “It’s important that kids get involved with animals. In her two years running the county’s only animal shelter, Settle has deliberately made inroads into county schools in an effort to “bring joy to students” as well as teach them how to care for and respect all creatures. Settles encourages classes to tour her facility. “We get many special ed kids coming out,” she said.

Who to call • Call Animal Control, in the sheriff’s office, regarding owned, stray, injured, at-large, or neglected animals. Animal Control also handles bite reports, license violations, humane investigations and other animal-related calls. Phone: Non-Emergency 540-347-3300; emergency 911. • Call the SPCA to adopt a domestic animal or to turn one in. Email: fspca@fauquierspca. com, Phone: 540 788-9000. “The correlation between delinquency in teenagers and early cruelty to animals has been well documented,” Community Relations Manager Caroline Folker said. “We figure the earlier we can get the children, the better the chance we have of stemming any of that future behavior.” Settle said that animals were recently allowed to enter school grounds, which allows her to teach caretaking and grooming to the students. “We have so many dogs here that are pre-approved to take into the schools, who will be on their best behavior; we can work with the kids in a safe environment,” she said. “We talk about if you want to work with animals, you can do a lot of things — you can work with shelters, you can be an animal control officer, you can be a veterinarian.” “We want to give the children some positive things in the community, when there are so many negative influences right now. We like to counterbalance that,” said Folker. The petting zoo will be ready within a few weeks and the opening will be announced on the county’s SPCA webpage, Settle said. “We are only waiting on delivery of the runins.” Reach Karen Chaffraix at


Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

This map shows local detours that will be in effect during the hill-flattening project in New Baltimore. A portion of U.S. 15/29 north will be closed for three weeks in July.


This map shows how through traffic can bypass U.S. 15/29 north during construction.

VDOT announces local detours for July U.S. 15/29 project By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

The Virginia Department of Transportation has released a map showing how local traffic will be affected during an upcoming construction project to flatten the hills on U.S. 15/29 north, near Vint Hill Road. Alternative routes are suggested (see map above) to help drivers avoid the area. Construction will require the closure of northbound lanes for three weeks, starting July 8 and ending Aug. 2. Completion of the project is set for Sept. 30. The intersection of U.S. 15/29 and Vint

“The goal is to get as much traffic going up [Route] 17 to [Interstate] 66 as possible.”


Hill Road will not be closed during the work, which is designed to make the roadway safer. VDOT previously distributed a map showing how through traffic will be affected. “The goal is to get as much traffic going up [Route] 17 to [Interstate] 66 as possible,” explained Mark Nesbit, an engineer in charge of VDOT’s

Fauquier, Culpeper and Rappahannock region. Truckers and drivers passing through the area will be encouraged to use U.S. 17. Except for local deliveries, a restriction on truck traffic will be in place for Blantyre, Old Tavern and Beverleys Mill/ Broad Run Church. There will be a safety service patrol on U.S. 17 to get aid to drivers of disabled vehicles quickly. VDOT has already posted electronic signs on U.S. 29 announcing the planned closure of northbound U.S. 29 lanes. Reach James Ivancic at



Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

Top Dog Resort in Catlett OKed by zoning board By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

A request for a special permit to establish a tourist home in Catlett received unanimous approval from the Fauquier County Board of Zoning Appeals on May 2. Don and Linda Lecher will op-

erate Top Dog Resort & Inn from a home at 2591 Carriage Ford Road for up to six guests in three bedrooms. No food service will be provided. The couple sought approval for a maximum of 10 guests in four bedrooms, which could be allowed at some point if the septic system is judged to be able to handle more

Local letter carriers hold food drive On Saturday, May 11, Fauquier County postal workers will collect non-perishable food donations from customers. The donations will go directly to local food pantries. Residents are asked to leave a non-perishable food item in a bag by their mailboxes the morning of Saturday, May 11. Donations collected in Warrenton will go to the Fauquier Community Food Bank, at 249 E. Shirley Ave., said Brianna Behrmann, an Old Town Warrenton letter carrier. She said that donations collected elsewhere in the county will go to other local food pantries and churches that will distribute the contributions.

guests. A well provides water. Under the conditions of the permit, one of the owners must be on site at all times. A business sign no larger than 6 square feet can be posted. There will be no employees. Independent contractors will provide property and home maintenance. There weren’t any speakers in opposition to the special permit application during a public hearing that preceded the board’s vote. The Lechers said in their statement of justification for the permit that they see their country estate in Catlett serving guests from Virginia, West Virginia, the D.C. area and Maryland who will come to relax

and enjoy hunt country events, vineyards, wineries, art fairs and galleries, off-road and trail biking, spas, auctions and other attractions. The owners expect two to six cars of visitors per week, mostly on weekends. There is onsite parking near the house and a handicapped-accessible first floor. The tourist home is on the top of a hill on a nearly 21-acre parcel. The Lechers are the second owners of the home built in 2000. Linda Lecher said there are “more hoops” to be navigated before Top Dog starts taking reservations. Reach James Ivancic at

Remington’s former town hall will house a country store and doctor’s office By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/VINCENT SALES Brianna Behrmann, a postal carrier who delivers mail in Old Town Warrenton is trying to spread the word about a food drive on May 11.

The new owners of the old Remington town hall hope to have their combination country store-chiropractic office open by the end of this summer. The $115,000 purchase offer of Christian and Dr. Erika Warner was accepted Friday by Reming-


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ton Town Council. A higher bid of $125,000 bid, submitted by William Blair Thurmond Jr., was withdrawn, according to Town Attorney Andrea Erard. In any case, the town isn’t required to take the highest or lowest bid offered, according to council member Devada Allison Jr. “We have to do what we feel is best for the town,” Allison said. Council member Van Loving said neighboring businesspeople “were more than happy to have a chiropractor next door.” Council member Stanley Heaney Sr. wasn’t present at the meeting. He didn’t take part in discussions or the final vote because his son, Stanley Heaney Jr., represented the Warners. The council’s vote was 6-0 in favor of the sale to the Warners, following a closed-door meeting that lasted about 15 minutes. Erika Warner has a chiropractic practice in Fredericksburg. She said she will maintain that practice and convert part of the old town hall space at 203 E. Main St. into an area for chiropractic treatments. The front area space will be dubbed the Snake Oak Farm Store where handmade soap, fresh flowers, honey, meat from the freezer and wood carvings will be sold. The store’s décor will be in the American farm house style. The Warners’ goal is to grow the store into a local cooperative farm store, according to a statement of their plans that accompanied the purchase offer. The Warners, who were present for Friday’s meeting, raise goats, sheep, geese and chicken and sell the meat, wool and eggs on their Snake Oak Farm in Remington. Remington town government now operates out of a new town hall at 105 E. Main St. A Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles Select office also is located there. Reach James Ivancic at


Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019


Warrenton Council considers stormwater management fee STORMWATER , from Page 1

Fauquier County officials did so in June 2014, in anticipation of the new stormwater management regulations, said Kerry Wharton, the county’s environmental program manager. He said that county landowners are charged a flat, per-parcel fee to cover the cost of inspections and administrative work. For five years, the town has absorbed those costs, but that is about to change. Warrenton officials are preparing to charge landowners a fee to pay for managing stormwater and meeting increasingly stringent Department of Environmental Quality standards. The fee could be a per-parcel charge, like the county’s approach, or might be calculated based on what percentage of a property is made up of impervious surfaces. Schaeffer said, “We will work with a consultant to find the best fit for Warrenton.” Because the town is considering charging a fee for stormwater management, it must collect data to show how much the process will cost. Schaeffer explained, “Because it’s a fee and not a tax, we have to have real numbers to show. The fee has to be based on reality.” A study will determine what resources will be needed to meet federal requirements and how much it will cost. The study is estimated to take nine months to complete and have a price tag of approximately $50,000.

DEQ requirements

The Department of Environmental Quality requires municipalities to meet certain clean water thresholds within defined time frames. The first DEQ deadline — which was in June 2018 — required an action plan for nutrient reductions,

What is stormwater management?

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ROBIN EARL St. James’ Episcopal Church on Culpeper Street has incorporated stormwater management practices adjacent to their parking lot. Paul Bernard, assistant director of Public Works and Utilities for the town of Warrenton, says that the approach combines filtration and water storage. according to Paul Bernard, assistant director of the town of Warrenton Public Works and Utilities. Standards going forward require changes expressed as a percentage of improvement. Bernard said, “We are now in our second permit cycle, during which we need to reduce our nutrient loadings by 40 percent, which needs to be accomplished by June 2023. The next permit cycle will be from July of 2023 to June 2028, when we will need to be reducing our nutrient load by the remaining amount (the target amount required at that time).” Schaeffer said to meet the regulations, Warrenton must inspect the systems that are already in place, build new ones, and retrofit ones that don’t work properly. Bernard elaborated, “With regards to the things we need to do, there is a very complex listing of things we

Homeowners appeal Walker Drive development ruling The attorney for plaintiffs challenging a lower court ruling that favors those planning a mixed-use development off Walker Drive in Warrenton cites six “assignments of error” in arguing that the Virginia Supreme Court should take the case for review. Bill and Bob Springer and Kim and Mike Forsten formed a partnership to develop the property with up to 116 apartments and condos as well as a town-center-type development with shops, restaurants and office space that they hope will also feature an entertainment outlet such as a movie theater or bowling alley. Bob Springer said earlier this year that the project hasn’t moved forward while litigation was underway. Brad Pollack, a Woodstock attorney representing six homeowners, maintains in a filing made Monday with the state supreme court that Fauquier County Circuit Court Judge Jeffrey W. Parker erred in his interpretation of zoning rules and his lack of consideration of homeowners’ concerns. “This is the latest entry in a long line of cases in which trial courts have ignored this court’s warnings against short-circuiting litigation and decided the dispute without let-

ting the parties reach a trial on the merits,” Pollack said in the introduction to the arguments he makes to the state supreme court. The defendants are Warrenton Town Council and entities connected to the 31.4 acres of land – East Side Investment Group, LLC, Springfield Road Properties, LLC, Remland, LLC and Walker Drive Investment Group, LLC. Pollack represents homeowners Kathlyn Rowland, Lee T. Rowland, Elizabeth S. Ussery, Elbert Michael Ussery, Craig A. Updyke and Carol Hegwood, who live near the proposed development site. Five of them live on Hidden Creek Lane. Pollack notes that one traffic analysis predicts backups on Hidden Creek Lane at peak hours would lengthen from the existing 32 feet to 244 feet, blocking the driveway of at least two of the homeowners. The same analysis, by the Traffic Group, predicted an increase of 11,751 vehicle trips per day over a baseline of 4,480 and recommended new traffic signals and turn lanes at three intersections. Approval by town council of roundabouts, rather than lights, limits the plaintiffs’ access to their homes, their attorney argues.

need to monitor, control and do to accomplish this. ... There are infrastructure improvements that need to be planned, designed, constructed, maintained and monitored.” He added, “There is much in the way of infrastructure maintenance, some of which will include identifying old infrastructure that was designed and constructed under old standards and modified under new standards to help improve performance.” Reach Robin Earl at

From the Town Crier newsletter of the Town of Warrenton, issue 1, 2019. After we receive rain or snow melt, the result is called stormwater. Stormwater run-off is rainwater and melted snow that runs off the surface of streets, lawns, farms and construction and industrial sites. In undeveloped areas, much of the stormwater run-off is absorbed into the ground. That which is not absorbed by the ground ultimately flows into streams and rivers (without being filtered by soil and plants). In developed areas, impermeable surfaces such as pavement and buildings prevent stormwater run-off from naturally being absorbed by the ground. Instead, stormwater, runs into storm drains, storm sewer systems, and drainage ditches. The excess stormwater runoff has the potential for causing infrastructure damage, downstream flooding and stream bank erosion. Bacteria and other pollutants not filtered from the runoff can contaminate streams, rivers, wetlands, etc. Stormwater management addresses these concerns through strategic site design and measures to control runoff.

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Cybersecurity project tops CIP list of priorities for town of Warrenton By Robin Earl

Times Staff Writer

Warrenton’s Interim Town Manager Brandie Shaeffer presented town councilmen with some tough truths at last night’s Town Council budget work session: technology and cybersecurity upgrades are a “must have” for the town’s fiscal year 2020 budget. During the budget discussion, Councilman Sean Polster (at large) suggested that since the town recently hired a fulltime IT manager, perhaps some of the outsourced IT services the town had been using could be eliminated, thereby saving the town money. Jonathan Stewart was hired about a month ago as the town’s information technology manager; he is the town’s first fulltime IT manager. Schaeffer explained that a single IT person cannot handle all the town’s technology needs. “We are not in a position to reduce outside IT consultation. There has been a perception among council that we would no longer need outside services. That is not the case.”

For comparison, Schaeffer said that the Town of Culpeper has seven IT people. “We are so far behind,” she said. The number of trouble tickets to be handled each day exceeds the hours of a full-time employee, she said, adding, “That means that even if Jonathan didn’t eat lunch or go to the bathroom, he still wouldn’t have time to do anything else.” As an example of the pressing need, Schaffer said she and Stewart had to postpone a meeting because during the meeting, computer systems at the WARF and Public Works went offline. “We had to stop everything we were doing because two departments went down.” Councilman Renard Carlos (at large) weighed in, “IT, it’s a necessity. We have reached a point where it’s a base requirement to function. We need to ensure townspeople’s privacy online. We need to be able to accept credit card payments. It’s not a vulnerability we can afford.” “We have a strong network, but there are deficiencies…,” Stewart said. “We will get to stability, but it

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ROBIN EARL The appropriate use of three apartments located in The Plains is in dispute.

Apartment owners claim misunderstanding led to violation Staff Reports The Plains Board of Zoning Appeals meets this Friday to take up an appeal by the owners of three apartments off Main Street; the board says that they violated the terms of a special use permit and should end their use. The board will consider the appeal of Kenneth Sherman and Peyton Slade Mosko at 4:30 p.m. Friday in the second-floor meeting room of The Plains Fire Department, 4260 Loudoun Ave. The accessory apartments are at 6484 Main St., the location of the Peyton’s Place store. Sherman and Mosko are represented by Warrenton attorney James P. Downey. He said his clients weren’t able to have the

property inspected because they couldn’t obtain correct copies of the special use permit documents, that they’ve made efforts to comply with the town code, and the notice to discontinue is arbitrary, capricious and arbitrary and would deprive them of property rights without due process. Downey said the notice to discontinue is invalid because it didn’t include information on the appeal filing fee, nor a reference to how more information about filing an appeal could be obtained. “The appellants reserve the right to present in greater detail the tangle of misunderstandings that have given rise to this regrettable conflict,” Downey’s Dec. 11, 2018 notice of appeal states.

“If we are 30 years out of date … If we are still on Windows 7, let’s get out our Palm Pilots out and get this process moving forward.”

CARTER NEVILL Warrenton mayor

is going to take some time.” The town’s proposed budget includes a $89,409 increase for IT. Schaeffer said that number includes the addition of a second full-time IT position.

Pressing cybersecurity issue

After meeting for about two hours, council went into closed session to discuss another technology issue -- a pressing IT need that was described by Town Attorney Whit Robinson as a “cybersecurity” issue. When they returned to open session, councilmen seemed to have agreed that the IT project discussed during the closed session was a non-negotiable. It would have to be funded as part of the CIP budget, at a cost of approximately $620,000. Councilman Robert Kravetz (Ward 4) said, “What we discussed in closed session is the most important thing we should deal with.” Councilmen asked Schaeffer to reevaluate CIP priorities based on the information revealed in the closed session and return to council with those suggestions. Mayor Carter Nevill said, “If we are 30 years out of date … If we are still on Windows 7, let’s get out our Palm Pilots out and get this process moving forward.”

Capital Improvement Projects

The planned purpose of Thursday’s budget session was to focus on Capital Improvement Projects. Throughout the night, councilmen wrestled with what they called “must haves,” like state and federal unfunded mandates, and “nice to haves,” including aesthetic improvements to the town, but few items fit neatly into either category. Kravitz, for instance, suggested that three projects could be placed squarely in the “nice to have” bucket: town gateway improvements ($70,000), an Enterprise Resource Planning system upgrade, which was described as an upgrade of the town’s financial software ($500,000) and a splashpad at the WARF ($50,000). He suggested that these be postponed for a year. Schaeffer pointed out she recommended that a study on the splash-

pad project move forward because the study data would enable the town to apply for a grant to build the splashpad; the grant would provide three times as much money as the study would cost. She said that the investment would be worth it for the opportunity to acquire the grant. She added, though, that it was possible that the town might not secure the grant, even after spending the money on the study. There was much discussion about town gateway improvements and branding, as well. Councilmen debated, since promoting the town is a strategic priority, does that make it a “must-have?” Mayor Carter Nevill said that there are certain necessities that absolutely have to be funded, just to provide basic services to residents. But, he said, “if we remove all the nice-to-haves, that doesn’t move us forward. We are just maintaining.” He suggested that funding only must-haves does not help the council meet its strategic goals, like attracting more young families to town, for instance. There was discussion about a tendency to “kick projects down the road.” A parking deck, for instance, has been in the plan for more than 15 years, but has never been funded. Carlos suggested that some projects, ones that might be funded through other means -- public-private partnerships, for example -- should be removed from the list of CIP projects. A parking deck, he acknowledged, at a cost of $15,000,000, would probably have to be funded through a bond referendum, so it shouldn’t be in the CIP. Polster expressed concern with the CIP process in general and said that the process should be revamped. He suggested a two-year plan instead of the annual review, because it would allow for better long-term planning, and because some projects take more than one year to complete. Carlos brought up another big picture question: “The way we collect our revenue – based on meals taxes – You have a population that is aging. My grandmother is not going to Chick-fil-A to get her food … The way we get our revenue is not sustainable. …You’ve got some red flags when it comes it infrastructure. It’s concerning.” Reach Robin Earl at


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Fauquier Times | May 8, 2019

Fauquier residents find new ways to enjoy old traditions

Several events this past weekend highlighted Fauquier County’s unique place in Northern Virginia. The season’s first First Friday event of the year, for instance, drew hundreds of residents from Warrenton and beyond. On Main Street throughout the evening, people reconnected and caught up. Everyone over 12 probably had a cellphone, but they mostly remained in pockets until it was time to take selfies in front of the historic elm tree in front of the courthouse. Businesses took the opportunity to introduce themselves to new potential customers, political candidates talked to voters, and kids — lots of kids — skipped up and down the street. There’s a difference between traditional and obsolete, between historic and out-of-date. Most of the time, we seem to find that balance. Our hometown is a long way from perfect, but we do know how to enjoy a horse race. For some, the Virginia Gold Cup is an excuse to buy a new hat, for others, an opportunity to bet on a favorite horse or rider. Outfits are over-the-top and tailgates are outside-of-the-box. The Virginia Gold Cup is a colorful celebration of equine and human athleticism. 2019 represented the 94th running of the Gold Cup, but it’s not crusty, it’s classic. More downscale but just as embedded in Fauquier culture is the 4-H Livestock Show and Sale, held on Sunday and Monday this week. In tried-and-true rural Virginia style, young people from 8 to 15 nurtured lambs, steers, goats and hogs all year, leading up to the show. They learned much more than animal husbandry. They learned the joys of feeding and cleaning their charges every day, even when they had way more fun distractions calling to them. At the show, the kids were all business. You can’t send a text while leading a steer in the ring — especially one who doesn’t want to go where you want him to. Audience members had no such restrictions. Proud parents and grandparents were in video mode, capturing the action. If it weren’t for the cellphones, the scene in the Fauquier Fairgrounds pavilion could have been from 1965 — after all, the show has been going on in Fauquier for 60 years. But the 4-H Livestock Show and Sale is not outdated, it’s awesome. In Fauquier, we do a lot of things over and over again — the Pinewood Derby, the Strawberry Festival, homecoming football, Grace Episcopal’s rummage sale, three different Martin Luther King Jr. birthday celebrations, Warrenton’s Spring Festival, Father’s Day Car Show and Christmas Parade. (In fact, we like the Christmas parade so much, we replicate it in Bealeton and Marshall.) From the outside, it may seem that we’re in a bit of rut, repeating the same experiences every year. We ask you: Is Thanksgiving less of a celebration because we do it every year? The answer, of course, is no, for two reasons. One, each event is a little different every year. The organizers of these familiar favorites are always working to make each year better than the one before. Two, we are a little different every year as well. We’ve lived another year; our children are slightly different people than they were the year before. The 365 days that have passed make it impossible to see things from exactly the same perspective. Some people say nothing happens in Fauquier County, that when a goat gets loose from its pen, it’s news. That may be an exaggeration. But a crowd gathered today to watch an old elm tree in Courthouse Square come down. Maybe it’s not CNN-worthy, but it’s very Fauquier. That’s OK with us.

Gold Cup attendees brought some 2019 style to the 94-yearold racing event. TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ CINDY GOFF

FAUQUIER FLASHBACKS: FROM THE FAUQUIER TIMES In July 1962, Max Tufts, then president of the WarrentonFauquier Chamber of Commerce, was a donor during the blood drive conducted by the Warrenton chapter of the American Red Cross. Miss Stella Walsh, RN, drew the blood; a record 111 pints were collected that day. 75 Years Ago May 11, 1944 The Warrenton Country School Horse Show, held Friday afternoon at the school farm, realized $125, which has been sent to the Fauquier chapter of the American Red Cross. Reserve championship went to Miss Eve Prime’s Pappy, which won the ladies hunters and qualified hunters, while Mrs. Martin Vogel’s entry was first in working hunters and Mrs. Alex Calvert’s Eggnog won open jumpers. Edwin L. Bain, Warrenton attorney who entered the U.S. Navy about three years ago as a junior grade lieutenant, spent two days here this week visiting friends and wearing the two-and-a-half stripes of a lieutenant commander. He is currently stationed in Norfolk. Thirteen of Fauquier’s 47 restaurants and eating establishments have been overcharging for meals, sandwiches and the like, the price panel of the Ration Board found in a survey last week. 50 Years Ago May 8, 1969 Sue Rucker continued her winning ways Tuesday at the Fauquier Junior Livestock Show and Sale; for the second consecutive year, her Angus steer was judged grand champion and then sold for top dollar. Capt. Frank B. Pyne, USAF, of Upperville, was recently awarded the Air Medal at Nha Trang Air Base, Viet Nam,

by Lt. Col. J. M. Forster, commander of the 21st Airlift Support Squadron. A forward air controller, Capt. Pyne received the award for “outstanding airmanship while on important missions under hazardous conditions.” Three sergeant posts were created by the Warrenton Police Department last month and approved by Town Manager Ed Brower and the town council. The men filling the posts are Turner Grimsley, Nelson Burke and Philip Yowell. They have a combined total of about 50 years with the police force. 25 Years Ago May 11, 1994 While 27,000 people braved rain and mud to eat, drink and watch horses race, a few others came to Great Meadow with a different agenda. With Gov. George Allen on hand to watch the Gold Cup Races, several dozen people began protesting the proposed Disney’s America projects. The group wore T-shirts and hats and carried signs, and included three costumed figures representing the governor and Disney characters. Councilman Robert W. Rice, third ward, thinks that members of the Warrenton Town Council are facing tough issues that require an excessive amount of time, and therefore deserve a raise. He asked for a 50 percent increase, raising their monthly salary to $300. — Compiled by John T. Toler


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Help re-elect Bob Mosier I encourage all Fauquier citizens — Republicans, Democrats, Independents and those otherwise unaffiliated — to support Bob Mosier’s re-election. I consider myself an independent voter, but I do tend to vote for Democrats in national and statewide elections. Nevertheless, I believe it is hard to define a “Democrat sheriff” or a “Republican sheriff,” and I conclude that it is best to support whichever candidate most nearly satisfies my idea of what a good sheriff should be — regardless of party affiliation. And Bob Mosier satisfies each and every one of my standards. When Bob announced he would be running for sheriff four years ago, he was clear about what he proposed to do if he were elected. He proposed an ambitious 100day plan and a longer-term plan to improve the status and operation of the sheriff’s office. Because of his professionalism, experience and knowledge of the county, Bob could describe his goals and plans with clarity. And Bob kept his promises. He executed his 100-day plan in less than 100 days and instituted strategic improvements faster than could have been expected. You have read about all the longer-term improvements Bob implemented in the articles and subscriber letters this paper has published, and they need not be repeated here. I do, however, want to note a few of my favorites. Bob completed the certification process he said he would complete economically and in a timely manner. He has established effective relationships

with a myriad of other law enforcement agencies at the local, regional, state and federal level. He has demonstrated complete and dedicated support for the members of his office. He has established service recognition events to inform citizens about the extraordinary work accomplished by officials in the sheriff’s command, and he has led the effort to improve pay and working conditions for everyone in the office. Finally, Bob has been the “Peoples’ Sheriff,” as he promised he would be. He has devoted maximum attention on the goal of reaching out to each and every citizen of the county through his frequent town hall meetings and other contacts to make sure that citizens understand the full scope of the sheriff’s responsibilities and that when a citizen sees or hears about a law enforcement challenge, they know whom they should call. And, it’s true, often when a citizen calls with a question or concern, it is Bob who takes or returns the call. I seldom expect elected officials whom I support to please me 100 percent of the time. But Bob has been the exception. I could not be more pleased with his performance to date and could not be happier about supporting his re-election. So, whatever may be your party preference at the state or federal level, I encourage you to do whatever you can to see that Bob remains our sheriff.

As your delegate, I’ve had the opportunity to work with Sheriff Mosier over the past few years. I’m supporting Bob Mosier’s re-election as your sheriff because there is no one better for the job! He has made fundamental improvements in your sheriff’s office and clearly is the man to keep. Bob’s credentials and law enforcement experience speaks for itself. He was a deputy in his early years right here in Fauquier. He stood out among his peers as innovative and detailed in his investigative assignments. His training, education and superior performance led to increasingly challenging work that ultimately took him to senior executive law enforcement advisory roles to the U.S. Department of State and Department of Defense. Mosier’s work abroad has been recognized in the book “Terrify No More,” written by Gary Haugen detailing the dangers of his undercover operations with the U.N. Mission Police Task Force. Mosier was

highly successful in introducing and training numerous developing countries’ police forces in sophisticated undercover surveillance techniques. Why is his record important to you? Because Sheriff Mosier has brought his extensive experience to your county and is making your lives safer. As just one example, since becoming sheriff over three years ago, the sheriff’s office has increased drug arrests in Fauquier by a staggering 39 percent. And the work being done under Mosier’s leadership in other areas of crime awareness and prevention, undercover narcotics ops, school safety and law enforcement accreditation is just as impressive. Sheriff Mosier has made promises to you and has kept every single one of them. Vote in your primary on June 11 and allow him to continue serving you.

John Richardson Delaplane

18th District delegate endorses Sheriff Bob Mosier

Del. Michael J. Webert, 18th District Virginia House of Delegates


Characterization of late-term abortion is irresponsible

I have read two letters to the editor in the last two weeks offering alarmist viewpoints on lateterm abortion legislation using the term “infanticide” in a completely irresponsible manner. Truly, even the phrase “late term abortion” is factually inaccurate. In researching the topic, I found that, in the world of obstetrics, there really is no such thing as a late term abortion — there are abortions that occur later in a pregnancy and they are very rare. Nationally, less than 1 percent of all abortions are later in a pregnancy and they are considered medically necessary. This would mean that there is a very significant risk of the mother dying or there is a tragic, developmental anomaly that would result in a fetus either dying in utero or at birth. Examples include, fetuses who have no brains or ones whose organs are outside of their bodies. A decision to terminate a later term pregnancy is not one that people make in a spontaneous, carefree fashion and to falsely portray it as such is cruel. Who are we to impose our philosophical or theological beliefs on these anguished families? Why wouldn’t we support legislation that would leave these heart-wrenching choices to the parents and their medical advisor?

If a baby is born “late term,” before the full 40-week gestation period and as early as 23 weeks, it is a premature birth and the baby’s medical care is determined by the physician and the parents. There are no “abortions” when the fetus or baby is viable. Period. The letter writers no doubt consider themselves “pro-life.” I really dislike that terminology because it flies in the face of reality — for prolife is strictly pro-birth. The individuals who proudly carry this label broadly vote for politicians who do not support the very domestic programs that would help families, particularly disadvantaged ones, with child care, health care, Head Start, affordable post-secondary education, and job training initiatives. They see no contradiction in supporting politicians who are against gun safety laws. It is so easy to rally for a cause when you have no stake in the outcome or responsibility for the consequences. I support the proposed legislation that would allow Virginia residents to make the deeply painful decision to terminate a pregnancy later in gestation with the guidance of their medical professional. It is their choice to make, not mine.

I am writing to encourage the citizens of Fauquier County to go to the polls on June 11 to vote for incumbent Sheriff Robert “Bob” Mosier. I first met Sheriff Mosier when my husband, Warren L. Jenkins, was chief deputy at the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. I know Sheriff Mosier to be honest, transparent, hardworking, fiscally responsible and accountable. He is a man of integrity, who makes promises and keeps them! Sheriff Mosier has earned the respect of not only the residents of Fauquier County, but also from federal, state and county officials through collaborating on tackling the opioid crisis head on. Pro-active, modern policies, increased funding and a renewed cooperation among our citizens have yielded more apprehensions and arrests. With work through the Travis Project, the sheriff has equipped all of the county cruisers with Narcan, which has saved many lives. Cooperation with other government leaders has led to increased school security in our schools, keeping our children safe. Partnering with the Fauquier County School Board and school officials has increased the number of Resource

Officers in our schools and more will be hired. Because of the first-timeever accreditation of the FCSO through the Virginia Law Enforcement Professional Standards Commission, an intense process led by Sheriff Mosier, the Sheriff’s Office adheres to the best standards of law enforcement. Why is that important, you may ask? It is important because formal accreditation accounts for better and equitable law enforcement, more availability of federal and state funding, as well as enhanced cooperation with other jurisdictions. Sheriff Mosier has excellent working relationships with our county board of supervisors, constitutional officers and community leaders. Great, non-partisan relationships account for keeping us all safe at a time when crime has risen nationally. There is more work to do. Please vote for Sheriff Mosier so he can continue to modernize the sheriff’s office, maintain our way of life in Fauquier County and combat the crimes that threaten us all.

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Letter writer misinformed about current gun laws Regarding the letter by Don Bachmann titled “Never again: Redrawing the lines on public safety” in the April 24 edition, he states than “Gun manufacturers sell fully automatic or semiautomatic weapons that can be readily adapted to operate at fully automatic” and his statements against ammunition manufacturers and the NRA. I believe that he has not investigated ownership requirements and government approval of semiautomatic firearms and fully automatic firearms or machineguns. The National Firearms Act of 1934 restricted and controlled the possession and transfer of machineguns requiring an extensive background investigation and a $200 excise tax stamp to be issued prior to the transfer to an individual. The Gun Control Act of 1968 had the last amnesty for registering existing machineguns that were in private hands, typically war souvenirs from WWII and the Korean conflict. If it was not registered it could never be registered. Additionally, all mail order sales of firearms were terminated and firearm sales across state lines must be completed by

licensed dealers. This also means that licensed dealers must transact “internet” sales. The Firearms Owners Protection Act passed in 1986 eliminated the manufacture and registration of all manufacturing and sales of machineguns to citizens. This froze the number of machineguns in private hands, making them collector items and today it takes tens of thousands of dollars to legally purchase a machinegun. Background checks and approval takes months before a purchase is approved and the gun is transferred to an individual. Since the ‘68 GAC, the technical branch of BATFE must approve all semiautomatic firearm designs to insure that they cannot be readily converted to fully automatic fire. I also believe that he should attend a gun show to see just how many transactions occur under the gun show loophole. Perhaps he should even try to make a purchase to determine how easy it is to buy a machinegun, fully automatic conversion mechanism or even a handgun.

I am writing this letter in support of Eric Maybach for commissioner of revenue for Fauquier County. Eric was born and raised in Fauquier County and his family has deep roots here. The Maybach family has helped the citizens of Fauquier for decades and now Eric believes that it is now his time to contribute. Eric chose to raise his family in Fauquier County because it has given him the great start that it will give his children. Eric wants to make Fauquier County economically sound today and for future generations. Eric has worked in the field of finance for over a decade. He manages several financial teams with multi-million-dollar portfolios. Eric has managed to keep his portfolios in good standing even through economic recessions. His dedication to the job and his way of thinking outside the box will serve the Fauquier County tax base well. This conser-

vative way of thinking will help see Fauquier County through the good times and the bad. Through hard work and excellent management, Eric has led his teams to be the top performers in the country. I expect that Eric will do the same for Fauquier County. Eric has great ideas on how to get the youth of our county involved in money management and teach them the process of local government. This is one of the many ways that Eric will be reaching out to the community and younger generations. Eric will be a visible leader of this community, making sure that things are done the right way for the right reasons. Please join me in voting for Eric Maybach for Fauquier County commissioner of revenue on June 11.

John Maxwell Warrenton

In support of Eric Maybach for commissioner of revenue

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Old Town Warrenton gets a new eatery Sandy’s Kitchen seasoned with love By Anita L. Sherman Community Editor

Sandy Freeman’s restaurant at 19 Culpeper St. officially opened its doors with a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 1. The weather was good and so were the spirits as friends, fans and Chamber members gathered to celebrate her downtown eating establishment – Sandy’s Kitchen. Originally hailing from North Carolina and with restaurant roots in her blood, Freeman fondly remembers her parents, who were involved in the food industry for decades. Freeman attended a culinary school in Tennessee, had a brief stint in Florida running a seafood spot, and most recently worked as a chef at Claire’s at The Depot for more than 10 years. It was Todd Eisenhauer, the owner/chef at the Black Bear Bistro, and former owner of The Divine Swine, who encouraged Freeman to open her own place. The Divine Swine operated in the Culpeper Street space for about seven months.

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ANITA SHERMAN Allegro music teacher Bob Swift enjoys a pork belly sandwich at Sandy’s Kitchen.

Owner and chef Sandy Freeman.

“He phoned me … Tim Marcus [Eisenhauer’s partner with Divine Swine] wanted to focus on his food truck and the space would be available … I moved quickly and here I am,” said Freeman with a broad smile. So far, business is good. Fresh and made from scratch, Freeman’s menu includes various salads, soups and sandwiches, as well as a Vietnamese corner where you can find traditional pho, a soup with homemade bone broth and bahn pho rice noodles. Fresh spring rolls have hints of mint and basil and a tasty sesame ginger dipping sauce. Freeman laughs when asked what her favorite thing on the menu is. “I don’t know that I have a favorite, but I enjoy a good sandwich…and I love pork! That’s why a pig is our mascot.” To that end, her pork belly sandwich has become a foodie aficionado favorite. “It’s our best seller,” chimed in assistant Rocky King, who is usually seen manning the cash register. “He takes good care of the customers,” smiles Freeman, who relies on her two employees, King and Jeff Wilson, to help her run the small but burgeoning food destination. Wilson interrupts, briefly diverting Freeman’s attention to a small spoonful of a pale orange/yellowish substance. She flits quickly to the kitchen, gives him some directions, and returns to the conversation. “We need to make more,” said Freeman of the pimiento cheese spread that has been a popular appetizer item. “We’re finding that a lot of folks will stop by for ‘grab and go orders’ – easy things for a fast pickup. Perhaps they don’t want a full meal but rather things that can be used as appetizers for an end-of-day gathering of friends … we offer various platters.” Freeman is all for that. She hopes to capture on crowds from upcoming First Fridays and the summer concert series. She plans to stay open later on those days. “I’d like to add some baskets so


Charity Furness of Experience Old Town, Chef Sandy Freeman, Tracy Lynn, and Sylvia McDevitt of the Chamber of Commerce during the ribbon-cutting ceremony. that people could pick up snacks ready to go for their event,” said Freeman, adding that Sandy’s Kitchen will be donating food for the upcoming fundraiser for Gloria’s that will be held June 2. Billed as the “Local Jam,” the event will feature several bands, food and wine and will be held at 92 Main St. in Warrenton. Freeman views her location as part of a movement to add to Old Town’s ambiance; folks can stroll down Culpeper Street, as well as Main Street, “We’ve got Gateau’s and now us and hopefully another retail store coming to this street,” said Freeman. “I’m pretty excited to be in this location.” Sandy’s Kitchen offers groups of tables at the front of the restaurant, as well as a few counter spots. A separate room is also available for a bit more private dining and there is counter seating in the rear of the restaurant near the kitchen. Allegro music teacher Bob Swift sat at one of the front counter seats, happily munching on one of Sandy’s pork belly sandwiches. “I usually get roast beef but Rocky suggested I try the pork belly … it’s very good … just the right amount of seasoning,” said Swift, who enjoys the convenience of Sandy’s Kitchen, just a few doors up from the music school. Patrons can opt to eat in or take

out at Sandy’s Kitchen, which is open Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. On First Fridays and during the summer concert series, the restaurant will remain open until 8 p.m. Freeman will also open for special events. Reach Sandy’s Kitchen at 540-359-6624. “I want to stay forever,” she said with a broad grin as she scurried to the kitchen. Reach Anita Sherman at





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Financial gifts can brighten anyone’s Mother’s Day Mother’s Day is fast approaching. This special holiday reminds us of the joy we receive from the powerful bond between mother and child. To help mark the occasion, you may want to consider making certain financial gifts, including the following:

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IRA contribution – If your mother is still working, she is eligible to contribute to an IRA, but she might not always fully fund it – so you may want to help. You can’t contribute directly to your mother’s IRA, but you can write her a check for that purpose, though, of course, she can use the money however she likes. In 2019, the contribution limit for a traditional or Roth IRA is $6,000, or $7,000 for individuals 50 or older. (A Roth IRA does have income limits that can reduce the contribution amount or eliminate it altogether.) Insurance premium – If your mother has life, disability or longterm care insurance, why not offer to pay some of the premiums this year? Long-term care premiums, in particular, can be quite costly, especially for older policyholders. Introduction to a financial professional – If your mother doesn’t already work with a financial professional, consider introducing her to yours, or to someone else who is recommended by friends or relatives. A financial advisor can help your

by any state, but your contributions might be tax deductible if you invest in your own state’s plan. Tax issues FINANCIAL for 529 plans can be complex, so, bePLANNING fore investing, consult with your tax SARAH advisor. ATKINS Shares of stocks – Giving stock shares to children is a good way to help them learn some of the bamother move toward her retirement sics of investing. You can track the goals. At some point, they also can progress of their stocks with them, work with legal and tax professionand even do some research together als to assist your mother with her about why prices may be going up or estate plans. down. By getting children involved For your children early, you may help instill a lifelong 529 plan contribution – If your interest in investing. children are still of school age, you Charitable gifts – Many children may want to contribute to a college are now concerned about various sosavings vehicle. One popular choice cial issues. You can help encourage is a 529 savings plan. When you in- this involvement – and possibly an vest in this plan, your earnings can appreciation of the value of philangrow tax-free, provided the mon- thropy – by making a gift to a charey is used for qualified educational itable group whose work aligns with expenses. (Be aware, though, that your child’s interests. withdrawals not used for qualified We don’t need to exchange preseducation expenses may be subject ents on Mother’s Day to show our to federal and state taxes, as well as appreciation for one another, but ceran additional 10 percent penalty.) tain financial gifts can help provide As the 529 plan owner, you have needed support – and even some flexibility in using the money. For valuable life lessons – for your loved example, if you’ve designated one of ones. your children as the 529 plan’s benThis article was written by Edeficiary, and that child decides not ward Jones for use by your local Edto pursue any higher education, you ward Jones Financial Advisor. Concan switch the beneficiary designa- tributed by Sarah Atkins. Reach her tion to another child or to yourself.  at You can choose the 529 plan offered or 540-364-2359.

Fauquier in the top 10 Staff Reports The 2017 U.S. Census of Agriculture found that the overall number of Virginia farms decreased, but the numbers of its smallest and largest farms increased. The number of farms with 1 to 9 acres increased from 3,343 in 2012 to 4,595 in 2017. Farms of 2,000 or more acres increased from 366 in 2012 to 374 five years later. “The trend is toward farm sizes on the extremes,” said Wilmer Stoneman, vice president of agriculture, development and innovation for Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. “Large farms are consolidating and getting larger because of depressed commodity prices. And there seem to be more smaller farms to meet consumers’ increased desire for local foods.” The top 10 counties for small farms are Rockingham with 300; Augusta, 238; Loudoun, 207; Washington, 200; Shenandoah, 139; Fauquier, 136; Bedford, 134; Frederick, 124; Scott, 108; and Albemarle, 100. The top 10 localities with the largest farms are Southampton with 52; Fauquier, 46; Augusta, 43; Tazewell, 41; Albemarle, 39; Pittsylvania, 34; Culpeper, 32; Bedford and Isle of Wight, 31 each; Suffolk, 30; and Halifax, 28. Four counties fall in both categories: Albemarle, Augusta, Bedford and Fauquier. Four of the top counties with small farms are just outside the Washington metropolitan area: Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun and Shenandoah.

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COUGARS OUTGUN FALCONS IN SHOWDOWN Red-hot Kettle Run boys lacrosse squad enjoys 19-5 romp By Jeff Malmgren Times Staff Writer

The Kettle Run boys lacrosse team dominated from the first quarter in taking sole possession of first place in the Class 4 Region B standings with a 19-5 victory over Fauquier Monday in Warrenton. Both teams entered undefeated in region play, but Kettle Run scored 12 goals in the first period to improve its record to 6-0 (10-2 overall) while dropping the Falcons to 5-1 (7-4). Braedan Allen led the Cougars with six goals and two assists while Jimmy Dooly had five goals and five assists. They scored all of their goals in the first quarter and combined for five assists in the period, while Joey Shull had three. Goalie Peter Smith had seven saves in the first quarter alone while helping Kettle Run build an 18-1 lead by halftime to extending their winning streak to eight games. The Falcons entered the game with a fourgame winning streak after beating James Monroe Friday on the road in Fredericksburg with Chris Chesley scoring five goals with four from Nathan Robey and three from Ryan Kavounis. Scoring two goals each were Jack Gilliam and Matthew Fisher, while Kavounis had four assists and Rielan Pura had three. Adding two assists apiece were Tyler Cadle and Shane O’Hara, while scoring one goal each were Pura, Cadle and O’Hara. Contributing one assist each were Chesley, Jack Gilliam and Nolan McEachin. Defensively, the Falcons held an opponent un-

PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER Jack Kroll and the Cougars won a huge showdown in impressive fashion at Fauquier Monday. der three goals for the third time this season, led by Logan Railey, Garret Miller, Hunter Barrett, David Dewald and Ian Napolitano. “Garret Henderson had another strong showing in goal,” Fauquier coach J.B. Tippett said. On May 2, a team scored against Kettle Run for the first time in four games, but the Cougars still dominated Eastern View 19-2 on the road in Culpeper. Kettle Run entered Thursday with three consecutive shutouts and having allowing fewer than

three goals per game this season. Junior Nick Lehman and seniors Nate Schaeffer and Sean Kennedy led that defense against Eastern View by combining for seven of Kettle Run’s eight caused turnovers on senior night. Goalie Peter Smith added eight saves, while Dooly led the Cougars offensively with five goals. Allen added five assists and three goals, while Ethan Jakum won 14 of 23 faceoffs.

Despite two homers, Liberty softball loses to Fauquier, 5-3 By Fred Hodge

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PHOTO BY ROSI GUYTON Alex Phillips and the Eagles are 7-8 and 4-4 in the Northwestern District.

The Liberty softball team was red hot for a spell. Now they’re in a stretch where they can’t buy a hit. Liberty totaled only four runs in the four games leading up to Monday’s battle at Fauquier and ended up losing 5-3. “It’s baffling to me. I know all of these girls can hit. Unfortunately, the last three, four games we’ve really had a hard time putting runs on the board,” said first-year Eagle coach Chris Leatherman. Fauquier moved to 8-2 in league play, 14-2 overall. The Eagles fell to 7-8, 4-4. Down 3-0, the Eagles had their one good inning in the fourth, tying the game at 3-3 thanks to homers by Hope Mullins and Katelyn Lewis. Falcon hurler Meghan Harrington retired the first 10 batters, but in the matter of minutes the game was tied. Morgan Hatcher singled with one out, and fellow senior Mullins slammed the next for a two-run home run to left field to narrow the gap to

one. Lewis copied Mullins’ exploit with another homer to left for a tie. “They hit for power. I expected a comeback at some point,” said Fauquier coach Erika Lamper. A two-out walk and another Hatcher single gave Liberty two baserunners in the fifth before a grounder to short ended that threat. Liberty did not get a hit in its final two innings. The Falcons took a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the fifth. Lauren Davis singled, advanced to second on Callaway Lee’s sacrifice bunt. With one out, Harrington laced a single to score Davis. The winners added a run in the sixth on doubles by Skye Coram and Emma Carter. Fauquier built its 3-0 advantage thanks to an RBI single by Zoe Ott, and Meredith Wayland’s two-run single. With the district tournament starting May 17, Liberty hoped to see things improve offensively. “I was proud we came up and hit the ball that inning,” Leatherman said. “Right now it’s a confidence thing. I want to make sure the girls stay up.”

Happy win for FHS girls lax squad

The Fauquier girls lacrosse team downed Kettle Run 21-13 Monday. “This is the first time my seniors have beaten Kettle Run. They are a tad thrilled,” said coach Ken McInnis. Abby McCusker had six goals, Payton O’Hara four and Sarala Grayson-Funk three.

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FALCONS WIN ON WALK-OFF WALK Down 6-1, Fauquier posts ‘character-defining’ 7-6 win over Kettle Run By Peter Brewington

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It was a big swing May 17: First game affecting the round middle of the North- May 21: western District Semifinals baseball standings, May 23: and the Falcons got Championship some big swings from Harrison Whitt and one huge nonswing from freshman Grayson Kramer. Kramer’s bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the seventh inning capped a three-run rally as the Falcons edged the Cougars 7-6. Fauquier continued its late season resurgence Monday with a 7-4 win over Liberty to improve to 8-9 overall and 5-5 in the Class 4 Northwestern District, while Kettle Run is 8-8 and 5-4. Injuries have partially derailed Fauquier’s season, but suddenly they’re playing well when it counts. “Our senior leaders led,” said coach Matt O’Saben of the Kettle Run win. “Harrison Whitt went 4-for-4 and Carson McCusker 2-for-3. And freshman Kramer showed a lot of guts and composure to earn that walk off walk as the game winner.”

PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER The Fauquier baseball team is playing better as the Northwestern District tournament approaches next week. O’Saben praised Kramer, who has made an impact recently. “The injection of Grayson to our lineup over spring break has brought a measure of toughness that I think we were missing early,” O’Saben said. Trailing 6-1 in the top of the fifth, Fauquier scored twice in the bottom of the inning and once in the sixth to set up decisive seventh. Whitt singled and scored on a sacrifice bunt by Drew Hower to make it 6-6 before Nate Dulevitz (walk) scored on Kramer’s free pass. For Kettle Run, Zach Ewald went

3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run, while Bryce McKenna went 1-for-3 with two runs, a steal and walk. Jack Riley added two walks with 1-for-2 hitting. Fauquier’s Whitt finished with two RBIs, a run and double. McCusker went 2-for-3 with three runs, a double, RBI, walk and steal. Clay Goff was 2-for-4, and Dulevitz 1-for-4 with two steals, a run and RBI. Dennis Minter earned the pitching victory by striking out three and allowing two hits with a walk over two scoreless innings. McCusker started for the Falcons.

7-run inning leads FHS past LHS, 7-4 The Fauquier Falcons beat Liberty’s baseball team 7-4 Monday at home in Warrenton to give them a third consecutive victory, and their longest winning streak of the season. Fauquier used a seven-run first inning to overcome an early 1-0 deficit and boost its record to 8-9 and 5-5 in the Class 4 Northwestern District while dropping the Eagles to 6-9 and 1-7. Jared Vinluan hit a two-run single in the first inning before scoring the winning run on a Bobby Slater double to help the Falcons avenge a March 29 loss to Liberty, 5-3. Vinluan finished 2-for-3, as did Jason Wiarda, who had two RBIs, while Nate Dulevitz had a run, RBI and double on 2-for-3 hitting. Slater scored one run and had a double on 1-for-3 hitting, while Nate Winebarger went 2-for-4 with a double. Harrison Whitt earned the pitching victory by striking out four while allowing four runs (three earned) on four hits and a walk over six innings. For Liberty, John Tocheny went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

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Protect this house. Falcons do. FHS boys, girls race to wins in 10-team home meet By Fred Hodge

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Fauquier High track coach Quentin Jones admitted his teams’ large margins of victory at Friday’s Fauquier Track Championship caught him off guard. As the meet director, he was focused on much more than the competition, making the final results a nice surprise as his team preps for Monday’s Northwestern District meet at Culpeper. The Falcons boys easily won their 11th straight Fauquier Track Classic Championship Friday to remain unbeaten in the event. The girls took their third straight title and seventh of the last eight. The boys accumulated 158.5 points to 99 for runner-up Culpeper in the 10-team field. Kettle Run (80) was fourth and Liberty (37) ninth. Fauquier’s girls tallied 155 points, with Culpeper (119.5) and Kettle Run (80) second and third, respectively. Liberty was ninth with 24 points.

PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER Fauquier cross country and track star Nick Matthews recently announced plans to run at George Mason University. The postseason begins Monday with the Northwestern District championships at Culpeper. Field events will begin at 1:30 p.m. and the running competition commences at 2. Patrick Atwell, a Virginia Tech signee, won three individual events for the Falcons: long jump (21 feet, six inches), 100 (11.45 seconds) and 200 (22:37). Atwell took silver at the prestigious Dogwood Relays a day later. Isaiah Brothers won the 110-meter

high hurdles (15.70) and 300 intermediate hurdles (41.03). Other Falcon boy winners were Brian Bolles (3,200, 10:06.78) and Nick Matthews, a recent George Mason University commitment, who won the 1,600 (4:29.98). Kayla Pavlock dominated the girls throwing events, taking the shot (39-7) and discus (109-0). Kelsey Gastley won the 800 (2:22.72) and Bianca Cabral the 3,200 (12:37.27).

Aubrey Fernandez, Gastley, Camryn Bland and Ryan McDaniel-Neff combined to take the 1600-meter relay at 4:18.07. Liberty’s Kristeena Kenny won the 100 (12.78) and Sam Rodman the 400 (51.67). Kettle Run’s Evan Torpy won the pole vault (12-6), and Ahmal Williams, Gavin Burnett, Drew Robinson and Ryan Schaefer captured the 1,600 relay (3:34.09).

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Still perfect at 13-0, talented Falcons lock up district girls tennis crown By Fred Hodge

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Fauquier clinched the Northwestern District regular-season girls tennis crown Monday with a 7-2 home win versus James Wood. The Falcons are 9-0 and 13-0 overall with one match remaining. Second-place Sherando has completed its district slate at 8-2 and cannot catch the Falcons.

Fauquier coach Rob Deavers is pleased after Fauquier missed the regional playoffs for the first time in 10 years in 2018. “The girls played well today,” Deavers said. “It feel great to have a regional berth guaranteed and go into the district tournament with a bye.” Fauquier beat James Wood 7-2 last week in the completion of a match interrupted by weather. The Falcons dropped the No. 1 singles and doubles in

that match but avenged those losses Monday. Falcon Jennifer Adgate won an 8-6 decision in the top singles over Colonel Lily Kimble. Adgate won four straight points to break Kimble in the final game. Kalinne Calheiros outlasted Morgan 9-8 (7-3) at No. 2 singles, and Kiki Scott needed very little time to dispatch Katelynn Harris, 8-1, at No. 3 singles.


Highland boys lacrosse looks ‘battle-tested and ready’ By Jeff Malmgren Times Staff Writer

PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER Kayla Soltys and the three-time defending state champion Hawks are expected to open the state playoffs as the team to beat.

The No. 10-ranked Highland School boys lacrosse team defeated two ranked teams in three days last week, winning 14-4 over No. 8 Trinity at Meadowview’s boys lacrosse team Thursday at home in Warrenton. Last Tuesday, Highland (6-6 overall, 4-2 in Delaney Athletic Conference) beat No. 5 Trinity Christian 6-4. “The Hawks look ready for the postseason, battle-tested and ready,” said Highland coach Rich Klares. Against Trinity Meadowview, Michael Klares had four goals with three each from Griffin Kuhn and Ian Scarborough. Hall Pritchard had two goals with one each from Sterling Colgan and Brennon Bosque. “Jed Page once again stood tall in cage,” Rich Klares said. “Aidin Finn had a stellar night at the face off dot.”




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Added Klares, “The team appears to be peaking at the right time. If they keep their wits about them and stay together, there is no telling where they can finish. The sky is the limit.”

Highland baseball wins 9-8

With the tying run on second base and only one out in the top of the seventh inning, pitcher Luke Burner struck out consecutive batters to give the No. 3-ranked Highland a 9-8 baseball victory over Atlantic Shores. The Hawks improved to 16-4 thanks to Burner, who got the win in relief by striking out four while allowing one unearned run in 3 1/3 innings. Hawk hitting stars were Blake Fisher (2-for-4), Joe DeBardi (2-for-4), Burner (2-for-4), Dylan Fisher (1-for-3), Ty Gravett (1-for-3) and Blake Cuddington (1-for-1).

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team stomped unranked Trinity Christian 18-1 Friday to improve the three-time defending state champion Hawks to 13-0 and 5-0 in Delaney Athletic Conference play. The Hawks have two regular season games left before the DAC semifinals this week. The state tournament begins May 13. Kayla Soltys finished with three goals and four assists, and Juliana Silvernale had three goals and three assists. Adding two goals apiece were Gabby Brisbin, Christina Sirianni and Caite Leake, while Margaret Groux had three assists and Brisbin had two. “A wonderful team victory,” said Highland coach Kristen Conques. “Our offense was able to work off ball and set up some great plays with some beautiful assists today, working on our chemistry on offense.”

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Run, Chelsea, run Dodson circles the bases to beat Judges, 2-1

Falcons nip Cougars, 3-2, on Renzi’s two-run single

By Fred Hodge

By Fred Hodge

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The Cougars were close, but the Falcons didn’t buckle. Fauquier’s softball team found itself in a precarious position in last Friday’s 3-2 home win over Kettle Run. The Falcons led for the first six innings, fell behind 2-1, then, with one out, rallied for the walk-off win on Ashley Renzi’s two-run single to right center. Fauquier improved to 14-2 and 7-2 in the Class 4 Northwestern District while dropping the Cougars to 8-5 and 3-6. “It was intense against a cross town rival. Kettle Run put up a big fight,” said Fauquier coach Ericka Lamper. In the rival dugout, Kettle Run coach Tori Hill saw her girls come within two outs of a dramatic win. “We are getting a lot of experience in tight, high-pressure games. We’ll be ready the next time,” Hill predicted. “They’ve got fire in their eyes and their hearts now. I think we are super-duper close.” The Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the

Kettle Run senior Chelsea Dodson beat Handley on April 30 with a long fly ball triple two feet outside the outfielder’s reach at the right-center field warning track. With the softball game tied 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, Dodson hesitated at third and then raced home on a bad relay throw, letting out a loud scream as she touched home plate to win the game, 2-1. Kettle Run’s fence is 225 feet from home rather than the 200 feet for most other fields, allowing Dodson to take advantage. Hanna Hendrickson saw her first pitching action for the Cougars and threw the first four innings, permitting only one hit and striking out three. “She did a great job…we were impressed,” said Hill, who inserted freshman Ashley Hume to start the fifth. Hume responded with eight strikeouts with no walks. She surrendered three hits in collecting the victory. “She does a good job of throwing strikes, doesn’t miss very often,” Hill said.

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PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER Chelsea Dodson and the Kettle Run Cougars lost a tough 3-2 game to Fauquier. first inning on Emily Turner’s sacrifice fly to score Meredith Wayland. In the Kettle Run seventh, Cougar Emory Shorts led off with a single to right field and advanced to third on a two-base error. Following a strikeout, Alyssa Space laid down a sacrifice bunt. Short beat the throw to the plate.

Space was safe at first on the play. Olivia Conte then ripped a single over the third base bag. With two out, Space scored the go-ahead run on Fauquier’s second error of the inning. “Our girls came up big in the seventh, and I’m proud of them for that.”




Andi’amu prevails in Virginia Gold Cup classic PHOTOS BY BETSY BURKE PARKER The field stretches out across the north rail turn during the $100,000 headliner at last Saturday’s Virginia Gold Cup at Great Meadow.

First time headline win for Frenchbred’s connections By Betsy Burke Parker Special to the Times

Ballybristol Farm’s Andi’amu, on the lead for much of Saturday’s $100,000 Virginia Gold Cup, turned back a strong challenge by post-time favorite Le Chevalier in deep stretch, drawing clear to win the classic by three lengths. Mike Smith’s Le Chevalier (Kieran Norris up) lingered at the back of the seven-horse field for the first 3½ miles of the 4-mile headliner before mounting a sustained run at the north rail turn. Le Chevalier finished second, same as last year, 15 lengths clear of Irv Naylor’s Super Saturday in third, also duplicating his ’18 finish. Winner of the International Gold Cup over the same course last October, two-time timber champ Doc Cebu was trying the 4-mile trip for the first time. He appeared to tire, stumbling three out and nearly losing rider Hadden Frost. Trying to make up ground in the stretch, Doc Cebu faded to fourth. Insider information played a big role in race strategy. Rider Jack Doyle has tallied four straight sanctioned victories with Andi’amu over the last 14 months, but he had the mount on Le Chevalier last year with a win and three seconds. Doyle and Le Chevalier finished second in the 2018 Gold Cup to winner Zanclus, ridden by Norris. Norris had the ride on Andi’amu in 2017, so both riders know both

Andi’amu vs. Le Chevalier rivalry could resume Oct. 26

You might call it a modern Affirmed-Alydar rivalry of the steeplechase set. Andi’amu and Le Chevalier have tangled twice on the racecourse in two epic clashes this spring spanning nearly 8 miles. Both times Andi’amu has prevailed, but Le Chevalier is closing. Will the local favorite ever get there? The two timber titans’ connections say part three will wait until fall when they could tangle at several different meets, including a possible rematch at the Oct. 26 International Gold Cup back at Great Meadow. horses, making for a tactical game. “Maybe it helps a little I knew my closest rival” so intimately, Doyle allowed. “I knew (Andi’amu) would have a better turn of foot than Le Chevalier” where it counted – in deep stretch. “(Le Chevalier) is 10 times a better jumper than the whole field,” Norris shot back, saying experience on both horses yielded insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each. “Andi’amu has Grade 1 class. That speed kills us at the end. He … has one gear more than I have.” Trained by Leslie Young, Andi’amu benefited from a savvy ride by Doyle, who allowed the 9-year-old to settle behind Doc Cebu early. He let the horse jump to the lead first time down the back straight, then immediately throttled down, almost imperceptibly slowing the pace to conserve Andi’amu’s considerable turn of foot. See GOLD CUP, page 23

Jockey Jack Doyle gives a thumbs-up as he enters the winner’s circle with Andi’amu. It was the first Gold Cup win for the horse, owner, trainer and rider.

At a wedding, owner missed Gold Cup glory By Betsy Burke Parker Special to the Times

Chicago’s Tom Collins has only been involved in steeplechasing for three years, but already he’s won one of the sport’s biggest prizes. Yet the owner wasn’t there to rejoice in person Saturday as Andi’amu outdueled Le Chevalier to win the prestigious Virginia Gold Cup.

He was at wedding in Chicago. “We are just so excited about Andi. We’ve been at every one of his races except (Saturday’s) Gold Cup,” said Collins, Thank goodness for live streaming. “Watching the video, we were jumping up and down,” said Collins. As executive vice president of Collins Engineers, Inc., Collins said he got involved in stee-

plechase via a company office in Dublin, Ireland. “(While we’re there, we) attend four or five jump meets. And … I first met (trainer) Paddy Young when Collins Engineers sponsored a race that Paddy won in Charleston. “As a kid, I rode horses around Chicago, and I was looking for a way to get involved with horses again. Ten years ago, I volunteered at the Kentucky Horse Park to learn enough to buy a horse for myself, and I even took farrier classes one summer,” Collins said.


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Watch out for the horse with the titanium hat GOLD CUP, from page 22 “He’s obviously inexperienced at the level, especially with this lot,” Doyle said of the daunting challenge for the second-time timber starter. “But … he was jumping so well, I let him jump his way” to the lead, tailed by Doc Cebu and Super Saturday, third in the ‘18 Cup. Norris pressed the leader over the final two fences, drawing level over the last. But as he well knew, Andi’amu retains the speed of the Grade 1-level hurdler he once was, and Doyle gradually opened daylight to the wire. Defending champion rider in Virginia, Norris said the relatively slow pace defused Le Chevalier’s signature “late run.” “I’d hoped for a stronger pace up front with Andi’amu and Doc Cebu going headto-head, but it never materialized.” Andi’amu ran the 4 miles over 23 fences in 9:12 2/5, nearly a minute slower than the 8:19 record. Only six of 34 Cup winners at Great Meadow have been more than 9 minutes. To Young, it was enough. “This horse is just so honest, a real trier,” Young said. “He’s like a gift.”

Strength of steel

Andi’amu is a marvel of modern veterinary science: He’s got steel pins in his leg and wears a titanium hat on his head. Both keep him healthy and happy, and that’s what it takes, Young explained, to put him in the winner’s circle. Multiple Grade 1-placed over hurdles since imported from England in 2015, Andi’amu swapped to the cross-country “steeplethon” division last year, starting his current six-forsix tear with a bumper at Green Spring then a win in the Alfred Hunt at Glenwood and the steeplethon last May. The French-bred was sidelined after last year’s Gold Cup with a slab fracture of the third tarsal in his right hock, which is, essentially, the front part of the back “knee.” Dr. Dean Richardson at Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center surgically repaired the break, knitting the bone with metal pins. “Leslie took her time to bring him back slowly,”

Andi’amu races in a therapeutic titanium hood, known as a Potter Hood.


PHOTO BY DOUGLAS LEES Accountable and Ross Geraghty, left, dig in to hold off Balistes (Emme Fullilove) in the Virginia-bred turf race. said owner Tom Collins. “I didn’t want him to (torque) his hock jumping up and down off the banks, and over the big (natural) brush” in the cross-country division, Young said of her decision to swap to the timber division after another bumper prep win at Green Spring in March. The first-time timber starter led at nearly every call to win the Middleburg Hunt Cup two weeks ago at Glenwood. “We took a shot, and it paid off.” On race days, Andi’amu wears a black “hood” made of titanium – the contraption looks like blinkers – with ear and eye holes, but without the blinker part. “It helps keep them calm,” Young explained. “(Racetrack supplier) Big Dee’s sells them.” The $75 drug-free therapeutic hood, known as the Potter Hood in standardbred racing, helps an equine athlete “relax and focus,” according to Big Dee’s. “If it works, I’m all for it,” Young said.

Only one favorite prevails

Rosbrian Farm’s Optimus Prime, idle since winning the Grade 2 Ferguson at the International meet last October, was one of the only favorites to win Saturday. He showed no signs of rust as he powered to the lead two fences out to win the $75,000 Grade 2 David Semmes Memorial by 8¾ lengths. Irv Naylor’s Sempre Medici, who set the pace for most of the 2 1/8mile Semmes, finished second, and Straylight Racing’s Invocation closed ground from the back of the six-horse field for third. Trained by Ricky Hendriks, Optimus Prime won in 4:06 flat. The highest-ranked horse in NSA hurdle ratings, Optimus Prime was sent off at 4-5. Even that was generous for his many backers, who collected $3.60 on a $2 bet. Longshots were the order of the day at the mutuels. First-time starter Clondaw Camp (Tom Garner) set the bar in the first,

paying 20-1. Steeplethon winner Days of Heaven paid 4-1, ratings winner Ack Feisty 7-1 and maiden Other Cheek 5-1. More than $100,000 was bet by the enthusiastic crowd estimated at 50,000. Complete results, more photos and videos are at Full charts, including race calls and payouts, are at

It paid to play your hunch at Saturday’s Gold Cup as beaten favorites rivaled sure-bets. A small $2 win bet correctly pegging each of the day’s winners would have swelled to $114 by the ninth: 1st race: 20-1 shot Clondaw Camp won by 1 length. 2nd race: 4-1 shot Days of Heaven won by 2 ½ lengths. 3rd race: 7-1 shot Ack Feisty won by 4 lengths. 4th race: 5-1 shot Other Cheek won by a half-length. 5th race: 1-2 favorite Optimus Prime won by 8 lengths (20 ahead of the second-place finisher). 6th race: 5-1 shot Andi’amu won by 3 lengths over 2-1 favorite Le Chevalier. 7th race: 9-1 shot won by 2 ¾ lengths over 2-1 favorite Barnacle Bill. 8th race: 2-1 favorite Gostitbehere won by a half-length. 9th race: 2-1 favorite Accountable won by a neck.

“This horse is the gift that keeps on giving. “ Leslie Young Trainer


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Mother Nature challenges participants to live a healthier life

Verdun Adventure Bound and BWell Today for Tomorrow support Muddy Tracks Programs Staff Reports Outdoor activities can provide a myriad of benefits for the body and the spirit, particularly if you are facing challenges and need a boost. Verdun Adventure Bound, Inc. recently announced that BWell Today For Tomorrow has provided $10,000 for its Muddy Tracks programs. This grant will support the joint partnership among Verdun and the Department of Juvenile Justice At-Risk and Truancy Youth and Fauquier County Public Schools. “If you want to learn how to live a good life, take a walk in the woods and study nature - you will develop a natural philosophy to live by. That is our Muddy Tracks program. Personal development is all but a journey from the Me to the We to the One,” said Verdun founder Dr. David “Doc” Snyder, who can regularly be found working with and advocating for area youth at the facility in Rixeyville. Verdun Executive Director Honore Hastings describes the Muddy Tracks programs as providing an outdoor educational experience that enhances the participants’ ability to become a balanced, ethical and responsible member of the community. The program includes off-campus hiking and backpacking, rock climbing, camping and kayaking. These activities are meant to be physical and therapeutic in nature, resulting in an impactful bonding experience between mentors and those they are helping with their journey. Muddy Tracks is designed to grant those without the means or the knowledge the opportunity to experience the incredible outdoor resources the area has to offer. Participants have an opportunity to demonstrate and recognize their ability to overcome challenges and learn a healthier outdoor lifestyle. Muddy Tracks adventures require equipment such as kayaks, oars, ropes, backpacks, first aid supplies; overnight experiences need sleeping bags and tents along with cooking utensils. The BWell Today For Tomorrow grant will provide financial assistance to the Muddy Tracks programs, while also enabling Verdun to purchase proper

equipment to maximize off-campus outdoor experiences. BWell Today For Tomorrow, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was founded last year by friends and family to honor the memories of brother and sister Jacob Mark Blackwell and Andrea Saenz. The mission of BWell Today For Tomorrow is to prevent at-risk lifestyles in adolescents, support mental health advocacy and support programs delivering positive elements of wellness to the everyday lives of families. The organization works to provide grants and ancillary funding to other organizations who share this mission. The Verdun Adventure Bound and the BWell Today For Tomorrow relationship is a very special one, said Hastings. “From the moment we met Linda and Dick Blackwell, all of us felt a specialness, especially as we listened to the stories of Andrea and Jacob -- Andrea following her passion in health care and Jacob being such an active outdoorsman.” “This gift is providing more than just equipment; a great amount of healing takes place around a campfire. Giving us an opportunity to provide a Muddy Tracks opportunity like this to our clients, many who may never have had this kind of opportunity, is what Verdun is all about,” Verdun’s Challenge Course Manager Sean McElhinney said.


For at-risk youth

Who are Muddy Tracks’ participants? The Department of Juvenile Justice, 20W Court Services Unit, collaborated with Verdun to offer new programming for youth in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties focused on truancy and at-risk youth. The At-Risk and Truancy Youth programs focus on positive relationship skills, core values, and impactful philosophy using the experiential learning model. Muddy Tracks organizers said that the rolling admission programs incorporate four main subjects: core values and social/emotional learn-

ing; communication/conflict resolution; resiliency, and trust. Combining these four areas of learning will work to comprehensively improve the relationship skills of each participant with a trickle-down effect to their family, peers and others. Kierra Baltimore, probation officer, stated that she has “seen an improvement in her clients’ attendance.” She stated that Verdun is showing youth that if they put their minds to it and are determined to finish, anything can be accomplished. The Truancy Program, working in collaboration with the support of Fauquier County Public Schools Student Services, is currently active and running; the At-Risk program, also supporting students in Fauquier County Public Schools, is scheduled to begin in September. Fauquier County Public Schools Supervisor for Student Support Carolyn Lamm stated, “When traditional supports do not connect with our students, these experiential learning opportunities engage students as they develop resiliency. Students gain confidence as they practice effective communication, cooperation, and problem-solving in real-life situations. These skills are vitally important not only in the classroom, but also for future success in both jobs and relationships.” See NATURE, Page 27

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Memories of Mama FROM WHERE I SIT ANITA SHERMAN ment and let me choose a new doll. She loved dolls, especially the ones with porcelain heads and fancy dresses. When our shopping was done, we’d usually go to the basement cafeteria of Meier and Frank and have clam chowder and egg salad sandwiches. When I was older, we’d frequent the Georgian Tea room and have a glass of wine with our meal. I had my first cup of coffee when I was about 12. It was heavily sedated with cream and sugar. Later I drank it black, like my mother did. One of my mother’s particularities was that she absolutely would not drink coffee from anything other than a cup and saucer. She rarely would use a mug, and under no circumstances would she touch Styrofoam. She loathed the sight of a ketchup bottle on the table. One wintry day as I was walking home from St. Rose Catholic School, I caught a glimpse out of my left eye of chubby Steven Cooke abreast a hill crafting a snowball. I should have followed my instincts and crossed the street but I did not. Once his snowball was done, he let it loose, and it hit me hard on the forehead. I still wasn’t too big to sit on my mother’s lap. As she wiped away the tears streaming down my face, she told me not to be offended by the uncivilized acts of uncouth and naughty boys, and then she offered me a Cadbury bar. That was another of her favorites – chocolate, and the richer the better. Mother loved the taste of butter. She explained to me that she’d rather spend money on butter than beauty parlors. In her mind, butter was a much better bargain. My first piano lessons were with a bitter little nun that had bad breath and scared me to death. She’d place her bony hands atop mine and scream at me when I didn’t get a note right. My mother wanted me to learn to play and found a different teacher that lived near us. I loved Mrs. Booth and her two furry dogs and

Mother Nature challenges participants to live a healthier life NATURE, From Page 26

Adult program slated to start this fall

In the fall, Verdun will begin its SOAR project (Success in Overcoming Adversity in Recovery), which is an eight-week, adult collaborative effort designed to provide a supportive community service for tri-county citizens who are struggling with

opiate addiction. It will be funded by the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation, Come As You Are coalition, and BWell Today For Tomorrow. Honore Hastings or Sean McElhinney at Verdun Adventure Bound will be able to answer questions about any of the programs. To learn more about BWell Today For Tomorrow, visit

flourished under her direction. I would sit and play the piano for hours while my mother would read or knit. Her favorite composer was Chopin, and even though she couldn’t read music, she knew when I’d made a mistake. She was a consummate reader and loved poetry, particularly Wordsworth. She discovered Carlos Castaneda before I did when I was in college and introduced me to Wallace Stegner. My mother loved the ocean, as I do now. She cherished the roar of the sea’s waves, its icy fingers griping the shore and the sound of seagulls – to her a wild symphony of nature. She’d collect small shells and I can remember her smile at the discovery of an intact sand dollar. She enjoyed watching others fly kites and she always had a good book to read when she wasn’t walking barefoot in the sand. Our bathroom always had a different scent because my mother loved soaps. But she refused to use grocery-store brands. She told me that they were harsh and would burn your skin. Instead, whenever we went on our shopping trips, she would buy a box of special soaps. I liked them because the bars were always larger and sculpted and I never got burned or had red skin after using them. There were a lot of things about my mother that bothered me, and as I was growing up, I knew that I


would be different from her. She never drove a car and never worked outside the home, even though she had been a teacher before she married my father. Her gradual loss of hearing was annoying, and she was always nagging me about standing up straight and wondering if I was happy. She had no financial sense and no understanding of the business world. She had no interest in politics and couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t wear my skirts longer. But my appreciation for her catapulted upon the birth of my own daughter. Now, a mother myself, I could comprehend the awesome responsibility of raising a child and wanting to do it with heart. I’m a big girl now and have three children of my own and three grandbabies. I certainly learned to drive a car and have jobs and, on occasion, balance a checkbook. I understand about dying and death and loss. But whenever I am cuddled up with a freshly sharpened pencil and a crossword puzzle – or hear a prelude by Chopin – or reach to take the ketchup bottle off the table – or add butter to a recipe – or bathe with lavender soap – I remember Mama and wish that she and I could share a cup of coffee together again. Reach Anita Sherman at

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My mother’s name was Aurora. Her funeral was held on what would have been her 94th birthday a distant July ago. The service was small, and I was fine until the notes of “Malaguena” wafted through the air. When my sister phoned to say that our mother had died, my sadness was overshadowed by my relief. Her last years had been difficult and without dignity for her. A series of strokes had left her unable to walk and her entire left side was paralyzed. Her vision, which was already bad, worsened and she wasn’t able to hear. Yet, her mind was intact, and even though she tended to wander down paths of the past, she still was aware of her deteriorating condition and frustrated by her inability to do the things she loved. She could only read for small periods; the letters appeared jumbled when she was able to make them out, and her fingers had long ceased to be able to crochet or hold a pencil long enough to fill in the blanks of the daily crossword puzzle. But there was a time when mother was strong and her fingers were nimble. Some of my earliest memories are of my mother carefully fingering brilliant white gloves onto my hands when I was very small. They were the final touch to my new navy-blue coat that had a large white collar, edged with scalloped lace. I also had a white beret that she stylishly pushed to one side. My greatest pleasures were found in the shopping trips that we took together. We’d get on a faded red bus that wound its way through our neighborhood nearly on the hour and head to downtown Portland some 30 minutes away. Once there, she rarely released my hand, and we would go to our favorite haunts, which included Old’s and King and Meier and Frank department stores. On one trip, she bought me a pale green sweater that didn’t ride up my arms. I remember the polished buttons. She also bought me a new lunch box for school. She liked the one with a Scottish plaid design but let me buy the one plastered with Superman comics. Then she took me to the toy depart-


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Art lives in the house Dwell Fine Art and Craft


open in The Plains By Leonard Shapiro Contributing Writer

Three years ago, Hayley Sykes and her husband Brett moved out of their cramped, 700-foot square apartment in Alexandria into a far more spacious house they purchased in Fauquier County. That’s when she started to think it was about time to fulfill one of her singular life goals. “For three years, I just got sick and tired of hearing myself say ‘one of these days I’m going to open an art gallery,’ ” she said recently, sitting at her desk in — where else? — the cozy art gallery she launched last September in The Plains. It’s called Dwell Fine Art and Craft Gallery. It’s located in a building just behind The Front Porch restaurant that used to house an office owned and occupied by local real estate agent Chris Malone. “I liked the building and I liked the location,” Sykes said. “And Chris said he would move somewhere else. He’s passionate about people coming into The Plains and doing these sorts of things. I’ve always liked small towns. I grew up in Yorkshire (England). It’s been a perfect fit.” Sykes has refurbished the relatively small interior, and she’s planning to utilize as much wall space as possible, including a mini-gallery she’s going to call “The Powder Room,” because that’s exactly what it is, sink, toilet and all, including art on display. Sykes said she was always drawing when she was a child and started her undergraduate degree at John Moores University in Liverpool, where she studied fashion and textiles. She dropped out after two years to join the working world as a recruiter, and once was hired by composer Andrew Lloyd Webber to help him find a suitable housekeeper for his home in London. “I told him I wouldn’t do it unless I could see his house first,” she said. “And it worked.” She came to the U.S. in 2006, enrolled at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond to study art history and graduated four years later at the age of 30, all while still working part-time as a corporate recruiter. While at VCU, she also had an internship with the Paul Mellon collection at the Virginia Museum of

Fine Arts in Richmond, a wonderful experience she still cherishes. These days, it’s almost total immersion in the gallery, but Sykes still does some recruiting work to help pay the bills. She also represents a number of artists, some in Richmond, some in this area, and also does art consulting, helping clients find just the right piece for their homes or offices. She still dabbles as an artist herself and is trying to learn “encaustic” work, a very early art form that uses translucent heated beeswax with pigments of color instead of paint. “I’ve bought a kit and some books,” she said, “but I’m focused on the gallery right now; my artists need my attention.” As for her personal preferences in art, Sykes says, “My tastes are all over the place. I’m not a fan of hyper-realism nor very traditional work. I’m not a fan of hunting scenes. If I think something is of high quality, I’m always interested. But I want to be able to take some risks, take artists who are not in the mainstream. “I have to like the artist, too. If you have someone you don’t like, it just won’t work.” And why did she name the gallery “Dwell”? “I truly believe that art in any style should be lived with and not hidden away,” Sykes said. “I wanted to create an environment that represented talented, living artists and that also felt domestic, not austere.” Every six to eight weeks, Sykes of-

PHOTOS BY LEN SHAPIRO Hayley Sykes is the owner of Dwell Fine Art and Craft in The Plains. fers a new exhibition in the gallery. It might be a single artist, or perhaps two or three. In December, she’s planning an exhibit called “Small Wonders,” with smaller works from multiple artists, all priced under $500. Typically, prices in the gallery range from $1,000 to $3,000, with larger works going between $4,000 and $7,000. “The whole concept is you don’t need an art history degree to see what you like and you don’t like,” she said. “I want a variety of sizes, styles and prices. Other galleries have even told me I should raise my prices. I’m not listening.” These days, she does hear plenty of footsteps coming through Dwell’s door to look at -- and occasionally purchase -- works she displays.

“I like the town, I get a lot of traffic and I’ve even picked up some consulting clients,” she said. “I have wonderful neighbors, and in this community, everyone helps to promote everyone else. I’m very happy here.” Reach Len Shapiro at

When you visit Dwell Fine Art & Craft Gallery Owner: Hayley Sykes 4301 Fauquier Ave. The Plains 804-269-6319 Hours: Thursday to Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Or by appointment

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Rosé all Day ~ FREE Tastings Sample our favorite organic & sustainable rosé wines and selection of artisan cheeses. Kids Cupcake Decorating ~ $5 Decorate a house-made cupcake for mom! Pre-register online, supplies included.

Sunday, May 12

Brunch with Mom ~ $12.99/adults, $6.99/kids Celebrate mom with an affordable, healthy brunch. Choose from our curated selection of entrées that are sure to please! Includes a Mimosa + complimentary flower for mom. Ayrshire Farm Shire Horses Photo Opp ~ FREE Capture the day with a fun family photo! FREE House-made Ice Cream Mini-cone Available All Weekend!

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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.

May 8

Town Hall Meeting with Sheriff Robert Mosier, 7:30 p.m., at the Inn at Vint Hill, 4200 Aiken Dr., Warrenton. The sheriff will cover business crime prevention tips, investigation updates, traffic safety and will answer questions. Call 540-422-8660 for more information. 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., 111 John E. Mann St., Warrenton. Coffee and open house. Members welcome those with life changes like retirement, relocation, or status change within the last five years. Held in Mercy Hall near St. John the Evangelist Church. Contact: John Marshall Soil & Water Conservation District Board meeting: 4 p.m., 98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 31, Warrenton. Contact: 540-347-3120, ext. 3.

May 9

Old West Backpacking Brunch: 9:30 a.m. 91 Main St. Warrenton. Christian Women’s Connection sponsors

brunch featuring Fresta Valley Christian School singers with excerpts from the musical “Annie Get Your Gun.” Speaker will be Emily Roten of Knightdale, North Carolina, with “Tales from the Pink Backpack: Lessons of Hope and Healing.” $10 inclusive. Free child care with reservation. Call Stephanie at 540-3477150. “I’m Not Racist... Am I?” Movie and discussion at Lord Fairfax Community College: 7 to 10 p.m., 6480 College St. Warrenton. A feature documentary about 12 teenagers from New York City who were asked to come together for one school year to talk about race and privilege in a series of workshops and in conversations with friends and family members. See trailer at Email or contact 540-222-2426.

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. Northern Fauquier Community Park 10th anniversary: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4155 Monroe Parkway, Marshall. Blue Ridge Wildlife Center program at 11 a.m.; youth-only trout fishing; ice skating all weekend; VDGIF display; fun run and more. Visit www.recreation. Car, Truck and Tractor Show: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 6300 Independence Ave., Bealeton.


Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019 Liberty High School Athletic Boosters is hosting a family event, free to all ages. There is a $25 fee to register a car. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Trophies awarded for “Best in Category,” with a special category for high school students. Awards start at 1:30 p.m. Other activities: moon bounce, 50/50 raffle, face painting, D.J. entertainment, and food trucks. Vendor space available. Contact Dawn Jeckell at 540-316-8194 Innovation Festival: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Fauquier High School gymnasium, 705 Waterloo St., Warrenton. A community celebration of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Free and open to the public. The festival will feature hands-on stations, a moon bounce, games, shows, music, giveaways and more. The goal is to continue to increase STEAM exposure in the community and to bring awareness of the critical role that STEAM fields play in our world. For more information, visit or contact Nikki Jenkins, FCPS instructional supervisor for science, at 540-422-7003 or Co-Parenting Class: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., 98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 53. Piedmont Dispute Resolution class is free to folks making less than $30K annually and for those who have an open case with DCSE. For all others, it’s $30 and includes a booklet and other information. Visit or contact 540-347-6650.

May 12

The Living Poets Society: 3 p.m.,105 East Washington St., Middleburg. ‘At the Parish House’ of Emmanuel Church concludes its 2018-2019 performance series with poetry readings. This event will feature local teenagers reading their works

in an informal setting, followed by a group discussion of the creative process and the future of poetry. Refreshments will be served. Reservations recommended but not required at 540-687-6297. Flying the U-2: Riding the Dragon Lady: 2 p.m. 7134 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill. Ever wonder what it’s like to fly a legendary spy plane 70,000 feet above the surface of the Earth? Ask a former U-2 squadron commander and flight instructor. Retired U.S. Air Force Col. Charles P. “Chuck” Wilson will share his firsthand knowledge and career experience flying the U-2 and aiding in U-2 spy plane operations. Sponsored by the Cold War Museum in cooperation with Old Bust Head Craft Brewery. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to Eventbrite. Contact: 703-283-4124

May 14

Protect your Horses from Toxic Plants: 6 p.m., 24 Pelham St., Warrenton. The Virginia Cooperative Extension and the Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties will offer a presentation about plants that could be cause for concern to horse owners. Free and open to the public, rain or shine. Program lasts 60 to 90 minutes. To RSVP or for additional information, please contact

the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-3417950, ext. 1, or

May 15 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.

ONGOING EVENTS 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. Need a coat? If you need a coat, take one. If you have extra coats, drop them off daily at 6328 Catlett Road, in Bealeton, courtesy of Lee Sherbeyn Real Estate. Contact: 540-439-4400. The Fauquier Pokémon League meets every Tuesday, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Virginia Hobbies Etc., 46 Main St., Warrenton. Pokémon card game 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.  Pokémon video games, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Players new to the game and experienced players welcome. Decks available to use for league. Free. Contact Mary Ivie at 703-887-7586 or Cassandra Mitchell 410-215-7711 or


email Spiritual Care Support Ministries at 76 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton offers support groups/counseling and special events for those experiencing the death of a loved one, divorce and chronic illness. Services are free. For upcoming events and times go to the website or call 540-349-5814. Parkinson’s Piedmont Support Group in Warrenton. Covers Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock area. Meets the third Monday of every month at Chestnut Forks Tennis and Fitness Club, 6379 Airlie Road, Warrenton, from 12:15 to 2 p.m. Persons with Parkinson’s, as well a care partners, are welcome to attend. Share experiences, treatment interventions, resource information, and fellowship with others going through the same challenges. Contact Kendal Blaser at 540-222-6000 or Ann Proctor at 703-967-8525. Brew your own beer.  The Warrenton Brewers Guild meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Powers Farm and Brewery, 9269 Redemption Way in Midland. Contact president Robert Ridgell at 703-906-1783. Checkmate! Calling chess lovers of all ages, beginners through masters. The United States Chess Federation-affiliated Warrenton Chess Club meets every Thursday from 6:45 to 10:45 p.m. to host ongoing tournaments. $50 monthly prize to best score. Meets at 73 Culpeper St. (St. James’ Episcopal Church). Visit or contact 540-660-2822. Families Overcoming Drug Addiction. First and third Thursday of the month at Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, 6:30 p.m. Information: Call Caroline Folker at 540-316-9221 or email



May 10

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The Bill Harris Quartet Live at The Listening Room: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance presents Bill Harris on piano, Michael Harrington on guitar, Rocky Cancelose on drums and Glen Dewey on bass. Tickets $20. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www. Contact: 540347-7484.

MY FAIR LADY MAY 10 “My Fair Lady”: 7:30 p.m., 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. The Fauquier Community Theatre presents its last performance for the season. Show runs through May 19 with Friday and Saturday performances at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Shows are at the Vint Hill Theatre on the Green. For more information and to reserve tickets, visit or call 540-349-8760. Yoko Says No! at McMahon’s: 9 p.m., 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Visit or contact 540-347-7200.

May 11

Kristin Gibbs Live at Wort Hog Brewing Company: 5 to 8 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Warrenton. Contact: 540-300-2739 Tyler James Band Country Music Show: 7 p.m., 300 E. Main St., Remington. Flatbeds and Tailfins welcomes this lively country music group that opened for Dustin Lynch last summer. Doors open at 6 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. Hiroya Tsukamoto Live at The Listening Room: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance welcomes Hiroya Tsukamoto, an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Tickets $20. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www. Contact: 540347-7484. Cabin Creek Live at Old Bust Head Spring Market: 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu by SoBo Mobile and The Frenchman Food Truck. Contact: 540-347-4777 “Annie”: 7 p.m., Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Presented by the Center for the Arts’ Pied Piper Theatre. $20 for adults; $15 for children (12 and under). Visit www.hyltoncenter.

Live Music & Entertainment

Concert: 7 p.m., 300 E. Main St., Remington. Flatbeds and Tailfins welcomes this classic country show. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission is $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Kids under 5 are free. Visit www. for ticket information. Also available at the store in Remington or by phone at 540-422-2507. Manassas Ballet Theatre presents May 12 “The Sleeping Beauty”: 7:30 p.m., Live Irish Music: 5 to 8 p.m., 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Live Irish music Hylton Performing Arts Center, Merchant in a relaxed dining atmosphere. Free. Roast Hall, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. Repeats Saturday, May 18, beef special. Visit www.mcmahonsirishpub. at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday, May com or call 540-347-7203. 19, at 3 p.m. Tickets range from $65 to May 13 $25.Visit Matt Butler Live at The Listening Room:  Contact: 703-257-1811. 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria May 18 Faye Dingus Music Alliance welcomes folk Josh Lowe Live at Wort Hog Brewing artist, rock ’n’ roller, and storyteller Matt Company: 5 to 8 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Butler. Celebrating SpiritWorks-Warrenton Warrenton. Contact: 540-300-2739 and its two years in the community as Broadway caberet: 7:30 p.m., Verdun a Recovery Resource. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www. Adventure Bound and the Ghostlight 540-347Players present a Broadway cabaret 7484. performance in the Eagles Nest Conference Center. Order your ($10) Fauquier Community Band’s “Movie Music” concert: 7 p.m., 597 Broadview tickets in advance by contacting 703-853-5404 or LELAND@ Ave., Warrenton. Held at Highland GHOSTLIGHTPLAYERS.COM or purchase School’s Center for the Arts, the them at the door. A repeat performance concert is free and open to the public will be held on Sunday, May 19, at 2 p.m. with complimentary refreshments. Garnished Affair will be selling light food For more information, visit www. at both shows. Hammerstein Cellars will be selling wine for the Saturday night show Verdun Adventure Bound is at May 17 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville. Eddie Dickerson Band – Memorial org/tickets. Contact: 703-993-7759. 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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Reserve your seat today Lisa Wingate, best-selling author of “Before We Were Yours,” will make a personal appearance to discuss her work and process for writing at the finale of the 2019 Fauquier Community Read. Thursday, May 16, 7 p.m. Rice Theater, Highland School 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton After her remarks, Wingate will answer audience questions. A book signing will follow. Books will be available for purchase at the event from The Open Book of Warrenton. The program is free. Seating is limited; advance registration is strongly recommended. To reserve your seat for An Evening with the Author, call 540-422-8532 or go to In “Before We Were Yours,” Wingate, a former journalist, inspirational speaker and author of more than 20 novels, crafts a compelling, ultimately uplifting story of two families, generations apart, that are forever changed by heartbreaking injustice. Based on one of America’s most notorious real-life scandals in which Georgia Tann, di-

rector of a Memphis-based adoption organization, kidnapped and sold poor children to wealthy families all over the United States during the 1930s and 1940s, “Before We Were Yours” has won acclaim from critics and readers alike, launching it to a spot on the New York Times best-sellers list for over a year. “Before We Were Yours” is available in multiple formats – including e-audio, e-book, large and traditional print – at all three Fauquier library locations. Book Club kits, with multiple copies of “Before We Were Your,” plus related materials, are also available for checkout to reading groups. Now in its second year, Fauquier Community Read is sponsored by Fauquier County Public Library. Community Reads encourages community members to read and discuss the same book, while engaging and enlightening citizens and fostering a sense of community. The 2019 Fauquier Community Read is made possible through the generous support of the Friends of the Fauquier Library, Fauquier Library Board of Trustees, the Nicolaas and Patricia Kortlandt Fund at the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation and these community partners: Discovery Publications, Fauquier County Public Schools,, Hampton Inn Warren-

ton, Piedmont Media—Fauquier Times, Piedmont Press & Graphics, and Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine. “These sponsors share our belief that the community that reads together, grows together,” noted Maria Del Rosso, library director. –Lisa Pavlock Public Information Coordinator, Fauquier County Public Library

Calendar: May 8 – 14 Wednesday, May 8

Half Pints Story Time 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (B) 2’s & 3’s Together Story Time 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (W) Marshall Afternoon Book Club 1 – 2:30 p.m. (JM) Bealeton Adult Writing Group Work Session 3:30 – 6 p.m. (B) LEGO Free Play @ the Library 4 – 5 p.m. (B) (JM) (W) Homework Help for school-age children 5 – 7 p.m. (B) English-as-a-second-language class, 6 – 8 p.m. (W) 6:30 – 8 p.m. (JM)

Thursday, May 9

Preschool Story Time 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (B) (W) Calling all Older Wiser Learners (OWLs) 2 – 4 p.m. (B) GED classes 5:30 – 8 p.m. (B) *

This sale is too good to be true Stock up on summer reading at the Too Good to be True Fiction Sale throughout May at the Book Cellar, operated by Friends of the Fauquier Library. An entire room of fiction is going at half price. All hard cover and trade paperbacks are 50 cents. Smaller mass market paperbacks are 25 cents. Fans of Nora Roberts, John Grisham, Dean Koontz, David Baldacci, Barbara Kingsolver and James Patterson will find a large selection and mystery buffs will also find all their favorites. At these prices, try a new author! We have award winners in every genre. Shop early for the best selection. Transactions are cash only; proceeds benefit Fauquier County Public Library. Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton.

Friday, May 10

Book Cellar open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (JBP) Preschool Story Time 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (JM)

Saturday, May 11

DIY for Adults: Glass Gem Luminaries 10 a.m. – noon (W) Book Cellar open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (JBP)

Monday, May 13

Baby Steps 10:30 – 11 a.m. (W) Scrabble for Adults 6 – 8 p.m. (JM)

Tuesday, May 14

Half Pints Story Time 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. (W) Books ‘N Stitchers 12:30 – 2:30 P.M. (JM) Teen Advisory Group (TAG) meeting 4 – 5 p.m. (B) Homework Help for school-age children 5 – 7 p.m. (B) GED Classes 5:30 – 8 p.m. (B) * Pajama Story Time 6 – 7 p.m. (W) Socrates Café 7 – 9 p.m. (JBP) * Registration is required B – Bealeton branch library, 10877 Willow Drive North, Bealeton JM – John Marshall branch library, 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall W – Warrenton central library, 11 Winchester St., Warrenton JBP – John Barton Payne building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton For full program descriptions, visit fauquierlibrary. org or pick up a calendar of events from any library location.

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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, May 9

Old West Backpacking Brunch: 9:30 a.m. Enjoy an “Old West Backpacking” Brunch in the Fellowship Hall of Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main St. Fresta Valley Christian School in Marshall will present excerpts from the musical “Annie Get Your Gun” with pianist Brent Croushorn and director Diane King. Emily Roten of Knightdale, North Carolina, will speak on “Tales from the Pink Backpack: Lessons of Hope and Healing.” Free child care with reservation. Admission is $10 inclusive. For reservations, call Stephanie at 540-347-7150. Sponsored by the Christian Women’s Connection.

Saturday, May 11

Spring event: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 8695 Old Dumfries Road, Catlett, is holding “It’s a Blooming Spring!” The event includes a yard sale, a bake sale and a plant sale. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., barbecue chicken or pork will be available. Questions: Call 540-788-4619. Women’s meeting: 3 to 5 p.m., The Women of Warrenton UMC invites all women to “In His Image,” A celebration of womanhood, exploring the question, “What does the Bible say about our identity?” Barbara Mueller, Christian educator with 30 years of Bible study experience

will be the guest speaker. For more information, contact Peg Carson at 540-347-9172. Warrenton UMC is at 341 Church St., Warrenton.

Saturday, May 18

Breakfast: Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., in the church fellowship hall of the church, at 14760 Lee Highway, Amissville. Donations are accepted and all proceeds are used in service to others. Questions: Call Reg at 540-987-9001. Women’s Conference: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Redeemed Church of Jesus Christ, at 9552 James Madison Highway, in Warrenton, invites all women to his year’s Women’s Conference, “Withholding Nothing,” featuring guest speakers, music, praise dance and more. The event continues Sunday, May 19, at 11 a.m. Free; no registration required. For more information or questions, visit

Sunday, May 19

Spring Fellowship Worship Service: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Grace United Methodist Church invites the community to its Spring Fellowship Worship Service, featuring music by special guest VA Gospel Singers. Immediately following the service will be a fried chicken potluck lunch. All are welcome. Grace United Methodist Church – Hartwood is in southern Fauquier County, at 13056 Elk Ridge Road, Fredericksburg. For more information, contact the church office

Places of Worship Grace Episcopal Church

at or 540-752-5462. Homecoming Celebration: 10 a.m., Join Rectortown UMC to mark its 125th Homecoming celebration. Doors open at 10 a.m., worship is at 11 a.m. and a potluck lunch immediately follows. Bring a dessert or side dish to share. The event also includes a slideshow of historical church photos and memorabilia, Fresta Valley Christian Singers and more. The church invites all to join them and celebrate 125 years. Rectortown United Methodist Church is at 3409 Rectortown Road, Rectortown. 

Saturday, May 25

Burrito/taco dinner: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Wesley Chapel Methodist Church, at 10023 Wesley Chapel Road in Marshall, will host a burrito/ taco dinner. Food will be served in the church social hall. Drinks and desserts will also be provided. The dinner is being held to support local missions. A free-will offering is requested. Call 540-364-9660 for more information.

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 Single Moms Support Group meets every second and fourth Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., 341 Church St., Warrenton. If you are divorced, in the midst of a divorce or separation, navigating the difficult road of single parenting for the first time or have lived it for years and need support, visit the Single Moms Support Group. Meets at the Warrenton United Methodist Church for understanding, support and connections. Free childcare is provided. All welcome. Contact: 540347-1367.


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 Tru by Hilton Hotel (free hot breakfast); travel by deluxe motor

COURTESY PHOTOS Warrenton Baptist Church, 123 Main St., will host a marriage night event on Friday, May 17. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and program begins at 8 p.m. Several speakers included. $15. Visit

• HOLY EUCHARIST: Sundays, 9 a.m. • SUNDAY SCHOOL: Children & Adults 10 a.m. 5096 Grace Church Lane, Casanova (1 mile off Meetze Road) The Rev. James Cirillo, Priest • (540) 788-4419

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

540-347-2922 MASS SCHEDULE Weekday: 6:30am & 8:30am Saturday: 8:30am, 5pm & 7pm (Spanish) Sunday: 7:30am, 9am, 10:45am, 12:30pm & 5:30pm For Holiday Masses, please visit St. John the Evangelist Parish is a Catholic faith community committed to living God's message as given to us by Jesus Christ. We strive to encourage Christian love, faith & peace.

Father James R. Gould, Pastor

Raise roofs by raising funds

Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 6194 Dumfries Road, in Warrenton will host the Fauquier Habitat for Humanity 16th annual Women Build Trivia Night, on Friday, May 10. Dinner starts at 6 p.m. with trivia starting at 7 p.m. Silent and live auctions will be held during intermission. The cost is $10 a person to play, eight players per team. Pasta dinner is $10. This year they are working to get the walls up on a future home. Last year, thanks to community support, they raised nearly $12,000 for home repairs. The Rt. Rev. Terri Church welcomes all to this fun and fundraising event. To attend the Trivia Night event, contact Linda at 540878-0908 or fauquierwbtrivia@yahoo. com. You can donate directly by sending a check to Fauquier Habitat for Humanity, 98 Alexandria Pike, Suite 43, Warrenton, VA. 20186.


Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

Special Announcements

Happy 19th Birthday Sarina We are blessed to have the most amazing daughter, friend, and person in the world! You are an inspiration to your family and everyone around you. We love you with our entire hearts. You are the most beautiful gift anyone has been given.


Caitlin Ann Drury

Enjoy your special day!! Blessings and Love, Mom, Dad, and Thomas College: University of Mary Washington Degree: BS, Psychology | Class: 2019 Previous Degree: AS, Science College: Lord Fairfax Community College | Class: 2017 High School: Culpeper County High School |Class: 2011 Parents: Bill and Donna Drury Hometown: Jeffersonton, VA

Congratulations Jonathan Moore on your graduation from Old Dominion University in 2018 So very proud of you Mom and Dad

CONGRATULATIONS SHON MOORE on your graduation from West Virginia University This Spring So very proud of you, Mom and Dad





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Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

Remington FCE Homemakers Club hosts moms-themed meeting May has arrived and with it many pretty flowers and pollen — ahchoo! We do have to take the good with the bad, I suppose. The Fauquier Community Theatre is performing “My Fair Lady” on weekends through May 19. Tickets are $18 for seniors and $20 for adults. Visit for the details. The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be having a Pickin’ Party on Friday, May 10. The doors open at 5 p.m. and dinner is served from 6 to 8:30 p.m. for a free will donation. Live bluegrass music will be played from 7 to 10 p.m. The Dust Cutters will perform this month. All are welcome. The Ruritan Club would also like to invite all local seniors to Senior Bingo on Monday, May 13. They will play from 10 a.m. to noon. Everyone who wants to play is asked to bring a gift bag with an inexpensive prize in it. All local homemakers are invited to join the Remington FCE Homemakers Club on Wednesday, May 15, at 10 a.m. The theme for this month is “Moms” and everyone is asked to bring a photo and/or memory of their mother. Also, write down your favorite recipe from your mom. These will be collected and made into a special book for the next meeting. They will be meeting at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church (in the parish hall). Verdun Adventure Bound is teaming up with the Ghostlight Players Theater Company to present a Broadway cabaret performance

Messick’s Farm Market will be having its Strawberry Festival on May 11 to 12 and May 18 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come enjoy Strawberry Pickin,’ hayrides, barrel train rides and more. Admission is $7 per person, $5 seniors, and 3 and under free. Visit www.


on Saturday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eagles Nest Conference Center. All tickets are $10 and food will be available for purchase by Garnished Affair. Hammerstein Cellars will be selling wine for the show. This is your chance to enjoy memorable Broadway tunes without leaving the state. You can order your tickets in advance by calling 703-853-5404 or purchase them at the door. VAB is located at 17044 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville. The Goldvein Fire Department will be having its annual Car, Truck and Bike Show on Monday, May 27. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sumerduck Dragway. This event is sponsored by JES Foundation Repair. Mark your calendars, the Virginia Ag Expo will be held July 11 to 13. I will have more details next week. Mother’s Day is this Sunday. If you are lucky enough to still have your mother around, be sure to visit, send a card or give her a call. It will mean the world to her. Happy Mother’s Day to all of my mom readers. Have a terrific week!

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Messick’s Farm Market holds Strawberry Festival this weekend The Catlett History Day meeting will be held Monday, May 13, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Catlett. The committee is seeking new members who would like to learn more about the history of our village, help preserve documents that we are currently organizing or assist with future activities. Catlett, Calverton and Casanova Ruritan Club will be meeting on Thursday, May 9, at Grace Episcopal Parish Hall on Weston Road in Casanova at 7 p.m. The club will have a guest speaker from Fauquier Educational Farm. The Ruritan Club is a civic organization that helps with many community service projects such as the holiday food boxes, scholarships to assist high school graduates in pursuing their educational goals, Hunters for the Hungry, Boy Scouts, 4-H and much more. New members are welcome. Contact me if you would like to learn more about this organization. Messick’s Farm Market will be having its Strawberry Festival on May 11 to 12 and May 18 to 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come enjoy strawberry pickin’, hayrides, a bounce pillow, slides, a pebble pit, barrel train rides and more. Admission is $7 per person, $5 seniors, and 3 and under free. There will be a Community Shred Day sponsored by The


Fauquier Bank on May 11 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Centreville branch, 8780 Centreville Road, Manassas. There is limit of five boxes per person. No magazines or newspapers. Paper clips and staples do not need to be removed. Calling all Harris Teeter shoppers: H.M. Pearson Elementary is within $25 dollars of reaching the bonus level with Harris Teeter reward cards. Once they reach that goal the school will receive $1,000 as a bonus from Harris Teeter. Link your Harris Teeter reward card to H.M. Pearson PTO; for every Harris Teeter product you purchase, a portion of the sale will go to the school to help fund remaining activities for this year and plan for next year. The Virginia Cooperative Extension and Master Gardeners are sponsoring a free seminar on Tuesday, May 14, covering plants that are toxic to horses. For more information and to register, contact the Fauquier Extension office at 540-341-7950. I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


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Orlean Community Trail System hosts Snipe Hunt on Saturday, May 18 It’s May; hooray! We love spring, in spite of pollen and some nasty little bug critters. The kitties are unhappy because Mom has been moving things around in the “cat room.” Lesson learned: Cats do not appreciate change. All will be well shortly. The Leeds Ruritan Club will host a Spring Potluck Dinner for the community on Wednesday, May 15, at the Leeds Ruritan Park in Hume starting at 5:30 p.m. The Ruritan Club will provide hot dogs, hamburgers and beverages. Ruritan members and guests are asked to bring a favorite side dish or dessert. A member of the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department will give a presentation on CPR. Guests and members are asked to RSVP to Peter Carp at or call 540422-9188. The Orlean Community Trail System will host the annual Snipe Hunt on Saturday, May 18. Activities will include a trail ride at 9 a.m.; a nature walk at 11 a.m. and a very generous potluck luncheon at 1 p.m. The trail ride and walk will begin at the Spreiser Sport Horse facility on Olinger Road. The luncheon will be held at the Hitt residence across the road from Spreiser’s. Bring your favorite dish and a chair. This is

Plenty of events planned in May in Remington Mark your calendars for these upcoming events: • May 9, the U.S. 29/Freemans Ford Road intersection proposal/ VDOT Smart Scale application will be discussed at the next Board of Supervisors’ work session, at 1:30 p.m. at Warrenton’s Warren Green building, at VDOT’s and Supervisor Chris Butler’s requests. • Car-Truck-Tractor Show, at Liberty High School, Saturday, May 11, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. • Remington Town Council public hearing on proposed fiscal year 2019-2020 budget, on Monday, May 13, beginning at 7 p.m., Remington Town Hall. • May 14, Lee District Supervisor Chris Butler hosts a town hall meeting on proposed data center, Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m., at the Remington Fire and Rescue building. • DMV Connect, Tuesday, May 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in the council room of the Remington Town Hall building. Can do most full-service DMV transactions. • Data Center/Convergent Technology Park, rezoning exception to Remington Service District, Tuesday, May 16, beginning 6:30 p.m. at Warren Green building, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton.

Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019


Fauquier Agriculture Exposition coming July 11 to 13


Now that the Gold Cup and Apple Blossom are over, do you think it might not rain … I really need to get my grass mowed! Fauquier County 4-H Club “Feathered Friends” competed in the Virginia Youth Poultry Judging contest on April 26 at the Rockingham County Fairgrounds. The juniors that competed were Lizzie, Caroline, Jessica, Sarah, Xander, Micah and Lucy. The senior that competed was Meredith. The judging consisted of: live birds, chicken parts, chicken carcasses, exterior quality of eggs and breakout eggs. In the individual juniors competition, Jessica won sixth place. In the individual seniors competition, Meredith won seventh place. In the team competition, the junior team got fourth place. Congrats to all! The Virginia Cooperative Extension, Fauquier County Unit is happy to announce that we will be hosting the Fauquier Agriculture Exposition July 11 to 13 at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds. The Fauquier Ag Expo will highlight agriculture in our community through livestock shows, an exhibit hall with art and home-grown produce and agricultural technology demonstrations. This will be an opportunity to bring the community together to learn more about our agricultural accomplishments. The Fauquier Ag Expo will be free and open to the public. The following schedule is planned: Thursday, July 11, Dairy Beef Show; Friday, July 12, Rabbit and Poultry Shows, Round Robin, Meat and Dairy Goat Shows and Sheep Show;


Warrenton Fishing Day is Saturday, May 11


also your opportunity to vote on the photos submitted to the OCTS photo contest. Further information may be obtained at Hope to see you there with this friendly group of neighbors. Work is progressing on the final stages of the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue station; entry to the bays and landscaping will be underway soon. Members of the public will have an opportunity to visit during an open house which will be held in the early summer. Watch for the date. Again, thank you for your patience and help during the transition process. It’s the law: Wipers on, lights on. If you are stopped during a storm or rain without the headlights, you may be liable for a stiff fine and/or a lecture from a law enforcement officer. Folks are also reminded that Virginia statutes prohibit blowing grass on to a highway while mowing. This grass can be extremely dangerous to drivers and motorcyclists. Take care and be safe.


• Veterans Benefits Claims Assistance, Friday, May 17, from 1 to 4 p.m. at PATH Resource Center, 321 Walker Drive., Suite 201, Warrenton. • Rabies and Microchip Clinic by Fauquier SPCA, Friday, May 17, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., 9350 Rogues Road, Midland. • Remington community-wide yard sale, Saturday, May 18, beginning at 8 a.m. • Remington Community Garden event, Saturday, May 18, beginning at 6 p.m., with outdoor showing of “Ralph Breaks the Internet” at dusk. Refreshments by Remington American Legion Post 247. • Hometown Military Veterans Heroes event, Saturday, May 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Bealeton Village Shopping Center. • Red Cross Blood Drive, Friday, May 31, from 2 to 7 p.m. Bealeton Village Shopping Center parking lot.

The Open Book (104 Main St.) is having its monthly storytelling competition, StorySlam, on Friday, May 10, beginning at 7 p.m. It is a fun time where you listen to or tell a five-minute story on a variety of themes. A different theme is featured on the second Friday of month. To sign up for one of the 10 storyteller spots, visit the store. On the third Friday of every month, Teen Night gives teens a chance to get together for book discussions while gathering around the store’s Community Table with snacks. To check out the book for May 17, visit Also on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., there will be a serenade of young local musicians from Fauquier High performing at Latitudes. You can enjoy the performance and then shop the new late Friday hours until 9 p.m. Warrenton Fishing Day, sponsored by the Town of Warrenton Parks and Recreation, will be Saturday, May 11, at the Reservoir off Blackwell Road. The cost is $10 per person and registration forms are available at the WARF, or you can go to and


Saturday, July 13, Beef Show, Dog Demonstration and Horse Demonstration. Many volunteers have come together to help in the planning and hosting of the expo. More information on show times, available classes, and entry forms will be available on in the coming weeks. On Saturday, May 11, at 11 a.m., there’s a party in the park. Bring the whole family out for kids’ fishing, ice skating, presentations by Blue Ridge Wildlife Center and more at Northern Fauquier Community Park, 4155 Monroe Parkway, Marshall. It’s not too late to get your tickets for the Marshall Ruritan’s $10,000 Dinner Raffle, scheduled for May 11. Contact Okey Cart at 703-2867233 or Debbie Embrey at 540-7183177. The community sends get well wishes to Tommy Blackwell. Hope you are feeling better soon. Birthday shout-outs to: Norma Haught on May 5; Robert “Junebug” Dodson on May 8; Emelia Anne Warren and Joyce Tompkins on May 9; Joanne Moffett, Guisseppe DiLisi and Grayson Grimsley on May 11; Mandy Summers Howe, Mickey Bettis, Aida Kling and Little Man Hughes on May 13, and Joy Taylor Herndon on May 14. Everyone have a great week!


click on “Special Events.” Remember, the Town of Warrenton will be doing a cleaning of the town cemetery prior to Mother’s Day, so if you have any arrangements or containers that need attention, please take care of these items. Everything that is not attached to headstones will be removed. If you have any questions, call Public Works at 540-347-1858. To learn how to protect your horses from consuming toxic plants, the Virginia Cooperative Extension (24 Pelham St.) and the Master Gardeners of Fauquier and Rappahannock are offering a special program on Tuesday, May 14 at 6 p.m. The presentation, free and open to the public, will give information on what plants should be removed from pastures for the health of horses. To register, call 540-341-7950, ext. 1 or visit


Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

‘Rain Gardens 101’ Staff Reports The Virginia Cooperative Extension and Fauquier and Rappahannock County Master Gardeners JU ST L


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are offering a presentation on “Rain Gardens 101” on Saturday, May 18, at 1 p.m. at the historic Marshall Schoolhouse #18 Demonstration Gardens, 7592 John Marshall Highway, Marshall (next to the Recycle Center). Come to Schoolhouse 18 to the new rain garden there and to learn how it was installed. The Fauquier and Rappahannock County Master Gardeners participated in the Virginia Conservation Assistance Program run by John Marshall Soil and Water Conservation District to build a demonstration rain garden. Rain garden benefits include pollution control, flooding protection, habitat creation and water conservation, according to the Master Gardeners. The schoolhouse rain garden includes a wide variety of native plants, the group said. The “Rain Gardens 101” presentation is part of the Fauquier and Rappahannock Master Gardeners’ Saturday Afternoons in the Garden program, a series of horticultural classes held from spring to fall each year for the community. The classes are taught by horticultural experts and seasoned Master Gardeners and cover a broad range of topics — from gardening techniques and tips, to advances in environmental and conservation issues, the


Master Gardeners offer free lecture in Marshall

PHOTO BY FRANKLIN GARCIA Demonstration gardens at #18 Schoolhouse are maintained by Extension Master Gardener volunteers. group said in a news release. The series provides local gardeners with innovative gardening techniques and best practices that they can put to use in their own home gardens. The program will last an hour, followed by a short question-and-answer period. The group recommends that attendees come dressed for the weather because the workshop is held outdoors, rain or shine. Some seats will be provided, but at-

tendees may choose to bring their own lawn chairs. Parking is limited at #18 Schoolhouse; additional parking is available at the Northern Fauquier Community Park or along Whiting Road. The class is free and there is no limit on class size. To register or for additional information, contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 540-341-7950, ext. 1, or

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These property transfers, iled April 26-May 2, 2019 were provided by the Clerk of the Court in Fauquier County. (Please note that to conserve space, only the irst person named as the grantor or grantee is listed. The kind of instrument is a deed unless stated otherwise.) Top dollar deal: $1,465,000 in Scott District Cedar Run District Brian Christopher Kenavan to Douglas L. Fonseca, 6640 Clarkes Meadow Drive, nr. Bealeton. $385,000 James R. Kestner to Cain R. Blume, 11.4400 acres at 4230 Coventry Road, Bealeton. $495,000 Carol Mitchell as Executor to Robert Faylor, 2.8038 acres and 0.4523 acre at 10300 Shenandoah Path, Catlett. $250,000 Robert J. Plante to Jorge Espinoza Lopez, 1.0383 acres at 9885 Elk Run Road, nr. Catlett. $273,100 Halbert D. Brooks Jr. to Steven Daniel Hoyle, 0.7048 acre and 2.6110 acres off Greenville Road and 2.6110 acres at 7562 Greenville Road, nr. Nokesville. $465,000 Daniel W. Crews to Robert Richard Self II, 2.3101 acres at 7149 Rogues Road, nr. Nokesville. $479,500 Alegremente Juntos LLC to Michael Brent Page, 26.9452 acres at 12863 Elk Run Church Road, Goldvein. $449,000 Sajeda Khan to Jonathan Ballard, 0.7388 acre at 3489 Catlett Road, nr. Catlett. $405,000 Johan V. Carlson to Brian Lester Schumann, 2.02 acres at 3586 Days Lane, nr. Catlett. $310,000 Lurty C. Houff Jr. to Raymond Smith, 5.006 acres at 8995 Rogues Road, nr. Casanova/Warrenton. $470,000

Amanda D. Blankenship to Bryan Weber, 1 acre at 2553 Courtney School Road nr. Elk Run/Midland. $237,000 Jacob A. Crane to Jesus A. Rivas-Cruz, 3.0916 acres at 4295 Ringwood Road, nr. Nokesville. $345,000 Bank of America NA to Sue Hyunoh LaRue, 1.5 acres at 13581 Blackwell’s Mill Road, Goldvein. $145,335.75 Robert Michael Adams to Robert Michael Adams, ½ interest in 0.5739 acre at 7437 Suncrest Drive, Warrenton. $95,500 Richard W. Harman to Howard Clopton Jr., 7.681 acres at 12450 Elk Run Church Road, Midland. $460,000 RFI WC LC to NVR Inc., Lot 42, 0.8540 acre in Warrenton Chase Phase 1, nr. Warrenton. $211,209 Tanya Burke to Jeffrey Andrew Chandler, 2.7375 acres at 3615 Dumfries Road, nr. Catlett. $320,000

Lane, Warrenton. $250,000 Christopher M. Hegarty to Brian Laky, 365 Gay Road, Warrenton. $427,000 Thomas C. Power to Nancy Brown, 214A Fernwood Place, Warrenton. $188,500 Deborah Trout to Rita G. Hawes, 226 North View Circle, Warrenton. $385,000 William J. Anzenberger to William Anderson, 6519 Acorn Court, Warrenton. $440,000 Lee District Mark Richard Spalding Sr. to Paul A. Leeper, 6570 Tiffany Drive, Bealeton. $395,000 Melissa L. Bruce to Cesar F. Lemus Hernandez, 11179 Crest Lane, Bealeton. $304,000 NVR Inc. to Eric Ofosu Antwi, 4098 Clarke Street, Bealeton. $426,898

Joseph Kyle Vilplana to Patrick D. Workman, 12222 Remland Court, Remington. $320,000

Kayla Walton to Juleen Dominic Parker, 7251 Freemont Hill Court nr. Warrenton. $575,000

Nicole McCarthy to Luis F. Guingona, 3014 Revere Street, Bealeton. $296,000

ECH-Vint Hill Associates LLC to Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative, 8.62 acres on MacIntosh Drive, Vint Hill. $1,465,000

Justin Ulrich to Michelle A. Sullivan, 10815 Grimbert Court, Bealeton. $410,000 Scott District Fauquier Lakes Limited Partnership to NVR Inc., Lot 66, Phase 11-C, Brookside nr. Warrenton. $190,505 Commonwealth of Virginia to Mosby Heritage Area Assn., 2,682 sq. ft. off Atoka Road and 2,220 sq. ft. off Rector’s Lane in the village of Atoka. $500 Christa A. Moyle to Nichole G. Whitield, 5736 Old Forest Lane, nr. Warrenton. $625,000 Robert Charles Goessman Tr. to Ruth M. Skeins, 3675 Osborne Drive, nr. Warrenton. $399,000

Darlene E. Bledsoe to Thang Nguyen, 2.3377 acres at 6895 Cornerstone Court, nr. Warrenton. $459,000 Lakeside Homes LLC to Christopher Martin Gioandoni, 4711 Gates Road nr. Warrenton. $812,296 Marshall District Justin David Cornwell to John P. Dallow, 0.3714 acre at 4147 Melody Lane, Marshall. $320,000 Edward J. Plekavich to Lori Blankenship, 6.145 acres at 7980 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall. $549,000 Delma G. Wilson by AIF to Summer Ann Enger, 6.9032 acres at 5869 Free State Road, Marshall. $447,500

Center District

Leonard M. Supchak to Ami Staggs, 9031 Randolph Circle, Bealeton. $470,000

Richard P. MacWelch III to Craig Coleman, 6514 Rockbridge Street, Warrenton. $464,650

Walter J. Carter Sr. to Sheila Chapman, 0.9556 acre at 9759 Reeves Court, nr. Warrenton. $370,000

Harvey J. Leister Tr. to Ellie A. Kay, 1.3797 acres at 365 Winchester Street, Warrenton. $625,000

Diane F. LaPlant to Linda Catherine Robbins, 2.6884 acres at 13335 Arrowhead Lane, Sumerduck. $350,000

Swain Printing & Stationery Inc. to Renewable Energy Solutions Inc., 5617 sq. ft. on 5th Street, Warrenton. $200,000

Thomas Busby to David. B. Rawlings, 12232 Piney Lane, Remington. $369,900

Richard Michael Stewart to Charles George Ramage, 7380 Tucan Court, nr. Warrenton. $665,000

Luke A. Kilyk to Robert E. Faylor, Lot 3, 2.3494 acres in Marshall District. $105,000

James Jenkins by Sub. Tr. to Mystic Point LLC, 3 acres at 5466 Sumerduck Road, Sumerduck. $205,401

Michelle Walker to Ryan Douglas McCarthy, 9190 Harbor Court nr. Warrenton. $499,900

Jeffrey J. Rydant to John Luongo, 8.0302 acres at 9582 Carr Lane, Delaplane. $665,000

Wendy R. Bennett to Steven Michael Weibel, Townhouse Unit 75 at 75 Institute

Philip Lynn Hyde to Spencer H. Gray, 3.5403 acres at 5134 Shady Oak Lane, Warrenton. $439,000 Anne Rowland to John V. Giovenco Tr., 7.4288 acres at 7333 Goose Creek Road, Marshall. $959,000

Robert E. Atkins to Alexander Grifin Gough, 20.4177 acres at 13357 Atkins Hollow Lane nr. Linden. $220,000 Russell A. Hitt Tr. to Callum D. Gardiner, 8330 Mauzy Square, Marshall. $189,000



Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

OBITUARIES Hilton Randolph Brown

Roshier Benjimen Lewis A man as humble and loving as my grandfather will always be remembered by those who knew him. Although we will miss him, his smile, his compassion, we take consolation in our memories and will cherish them forever. Roshier Benjimen Lewis, 95 of Hoadly Road, Manassas, died Saturday morning May 04, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Also known as “Bennie”, he was born January 4, 1924 and raised in Manassas, Va., a son of the late James and Martha Payne Lewis. He took pride in his career as he served for the United States Government for over 30 years. His career began with his role in the United States Army. He served four years with distinction in World War II, including aiding with the events of D-Day located at Utah Beach and Battle of the Bulge.The discipline and patriotism he learned in the Army never left him, as friends and family will attest. He met the love of his life, Frances Elva Harris, who held his hand and stood by his side through his journey. They were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Carolann Lewis Saunders and Gloria Fran Lewis Smith. A man of many blessings, he was an inspiration of how to truly live life. His story was full of love and appreciation for life and all it had to offer. Survivors include his wife, Frances Elva Harris and his daughters, Carolann Lewis Saunders, Gloria Fran Lewis Smith and her husband James Smith, Grand-daughter Amanda Todd and her husband Michael Todd.

James (“Jim”) Abbott McCulley Age 90 Lt. Colonel U.S. Air Force (Retired) Jim McCulley passed away peacefully with his family at his side on April 28, 2019. Jim was an active pilot for more than 60 years, first as an Air Force fighter pilot and later in private aviation. He was married for 51 years to Rosalind Coleman McCulley, who preceded him in death in December, 2012. Jim was born in Alexandria, LA, to James Hulen McCulley and Carolyn Dean McCulley. His older sister, Doris McCulley Blackburn of Tuscumbia, AL, preceded him in death in January, 2007. Jim is survived by his three daughters— Carolyn McCulley of Falls Church, VA; Alice Barber and her husband, Frederick, of Copper Canyon, TX; and Elizabeth Oman and her husband, Andrew, of Fairfax, VA. He is also survived by nine nieces and nephews, as well as six grandchildren: Natalie, Patrick and Matthew Oman; and Claire, Stephanie, and Abigail Barber. Jim graduated from Texas A&M with a mechanical engineering degree in 1949 and immediately entered the U.S. Air Force as one of the earliest jet fighter pilots. During the Korean War, he flew 100 combat missions in the F-86 Sabre jet, earning two Distinguished Flying Crosses and seven Air Medals. Later, he earned a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan and was then assigned to WrightPatterson AFB in Dayton, Ohio, to support the Bomarc supersonic interceptor missile program. In 1964, Jim was assigned to NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C., to provide engineering support during the Gemini and Apollo space programs. A year later, he was assigned to the Pentagon office of Manned Orbital Laboratory Program (MOL), working on the highly classified side of the MOL program to develop a spacebased reconnaissance satellite. After retiring from the Air Force, Jim worked in a variety of engineering positions until his second retirement from Pepco in 1991. In 1984, the family moved to Warrenton, VA, and soon Jim became a licensed glider/sailplane owner and a tow pilot and one of the original board of directors of the Skyline Soaring Club of Front Royal, VA. He was also a radio-controlled model airplane flyer. In 1995, he acquired a Wittman Tailwind airplane that he modified and flew until his early ‘80s. He will be remembered as a loving father and grandfather with a great sense of humor and an engineer’s passion to modify everything. The family will receive visitors at Moser Funeral Home on Sunday evening, May 19th from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Funeral services will be held at Moser Funeral Home on Monday, May 20th at 10 am. The burial service with full military honors will be held at Culpeper National Cemetery at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that tribute donations be made to the American Heart Association or the Veterans Airlift Command.

Hilton Randolph Brown, 87, of Amissville, Virginia, passed April 30, 2019. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, 12:00 pm, at Bethel Baptist Church, 705 Viewtown Road, Amissville, Virginia, 20106. Online condolences can be given at

HEARTFELT GRIEF Death is a stressful event with the potential to place a great deal of strain on the hearts of those whom the deceased has left behind. This stress can be so great that it leads to a rare condition that mimics the symptoms of a heart attack. “Broken heart syndrome” (or “stress-induced cardiomyopathy”) produces symptoms such as sudden, intense chest pain and shortness of breath. These symptoms are not caused by blocked arteries. Instead, they arise as a result of an enlarged heart that does not pump correctly due to the release of stress hormones that are produced in response to the emotions of grief and anger. Grief counseling helps deal with the stress surrounding death. As survivors struggle to accept loss, it’s natural to be consumed by powerful, complex and even sometimes conflicting emotions such as pain, fear, sadness, and anger. If you or someone you love is grieving, it’s important to remember that there are many resources available. To learn more, please call MOSER FUNERAL HOME at (540) 347-3431 or see us at our 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton facility. We offer a variety of ways for you to honor their life, pay tribute, and celebrate special memories as you begin to heal and find closure. Our BRIGHT VIEW CEMETERY is located just outside of Warrenton. “Grief is itself a medicine.” ~ William Cowper

Judy Godfrey Valencia Judy Godfrey Valencia, 63, died Thursday, April 18, 2019 from complications related to a seven-month courageous battle with Cancer. Judy leaves her husband Michael Valencia; sons Zachary Godfrey, Dylan Godfrey; mother Kay Pater; sister Kathy Owen (Tommy); nephews Hunter Owen (Nicole), Palmer Owen (Kellie); great niece Ella Owen; and great nephew Bennett Owen. She was preceded in death by her father Roland Godfrey, brothers Roland (Tiff) and Frederick (Fred) Godfrey, grandparents Ruth and Walter Shipe, Irene and Adolphus Godfrey. Born on July 16, 1955 she remained a resident of Fauquier until departing for life’s adventures in the early 80s. Judy will be remembered for her limitless love and devotion for her family, her fierce loyalty to her friends and her ability to always know her mind and fearlessly speak it when needed. A memorial service will be held at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA on May 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Inurnment to take place at the Warrenton Cemetery immediately following.


Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019



Irene Elizabeth Haley

Did you know Jason? That amazing infectious smile. Did you know Jason? A laugh that could fill 1000 rooms. Did you know Jason? Has he held open a door for you? Did you know Jason? Every hug imprinting his love on your heart. Did you know his heart of gold? He’d give you his coat, his shirt, and even his left shoe. Did you know he had a deep desire to help broken people too? Did you know Jason? Handsome with olive skin and a huge wet kiss. Did you know Jason? 24 years young. I know Jason, because he’s my son. Mama loves you Jason. Rest In Peace until I see you again. Sunrise: February 21, 1995 Sunset: April 26, 2019

Irene Elizabeth Haley, 81, of Linden, Virginia passed away on Friday, May 3rd, 2019 in Front Royal, Virginia. A visitation and funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10th, 2019 from 10 -11 A.M. at the Macedonia Baptist Church in Flint Hill, Virginia with Reverend Reid Frye officiating. Interment is set to follow at Mount Morris Cemetery in Hume, Virginia. A reception will take place at Macedonia Baptist Church in Flint Hill following all services. Mrs. Haley was born in Huntly, Virginia on August 30, 1937 to the late Annie Russell Jordan and Jack Freeman. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Harvey William Haley, her sister, Lucinda Fletcher, her brother, Howard Russell, six other siblings and her son, Charles Haley. Irene worked at Gordon Manor in Huntly Virginia until her marriage to Harvey William Haley. She later worked for Carl and Helen Swanson in Vienna, Virginia, Robert and Helen DeHart in Middleburg, Virginia and William and Kelsey Leachman in Markham, Virginia. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Candace Haley, grandson, Todd Mecklem (Sue), granddaughters, Charisse Erceg and Kirsten Peoples (Mike), sisters, Marion Freeman and Teresa Fletcher, two goddaughters, cousins, Gloria Myers, Jackie Myers, Dorothy Brooks (Carl) and many other adored cousins and friends. Pallbearers will be James Jordan, Smitty Roy, James Alsberry, Mark Lewis, Sam Wiggenton, and Major Warner Jr. Honorary pallbearers will be Wilson Carter, Major Warner Sr., George Banks and Carroll Russell Condolences may be sent to the family at www.maddoxfuneralhome. com Arrangements are being handled by Maddox Funeral Home 105 W Main Street, Front Royal, Virginia.

Mary Catherine Shaternick Miller It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Mary Catherine Shaternick Miller on April 30, 2019. Mary was born in Nemacolin, PA on August 7, 1928. She was the youngest of five children born to Russian immigrants Stephanie ( Stella) and Harry Shaternick. Her siblings, John Shaternick, Metro Shaternick, Olga Shaternick Johnson, and Diane Shaternick Lowrey pre-deceased her. After moving to Washington DC, Mary married James Robert Miller. They had four children, and Mary lived in McLean, VA for 55 years. Mary was an active and talented gardener, using her green thumb to raise beautiful plants and vegetables. She was a member of the Kent Gardens Garden Club for over 40 years. She retired after 28 years of service to the Navy Department, in which she spent in NavC330 as a logistics specialist. In 2011 Mary moved to the Stuart’s Draft Christian Retirement Community in Agusta County, in which she lived independently. She had many friends and was lovingly named the “ banana muffin queen”. Mary loved all animals, in particular cats. She left her precious cat “Pumpkin” in the good hands of her son Stephen prior to her death. She will be forever loved by many, especially her children, Patrick James Miller (deceased) Stephen Paul Miller of Warrenton, VA, Stephanie Miller Groves (deceased) and husband Randolph Harrison Groves Jr. of Waynesboro, VA, and Mary Lewandowski Rekow and husband Dr. Marlin Rekow of Amissville, VA. Mary was “ MaMoo” to her grandchildren, Stephen Miller, Jr, Thomas Miller, Randoloph Harrison Groves III and wife Sara Groves, Deborah Groves, and Camille Lewandowski. She was honored to be a great grandmother to Vada Miller and Ava Groves. Mary had special love for her friend and helper Kay Liming, who assisted her with everyday needs and has become part of our extended family. Celebration of Mary’s life will be at the home of her daughter Mary in Amissville, VA on May 18, 2019. Meet and remember will be on May 17, 2019 in the chapel at Stuart’s Draft Christian Retirement Community. In lieu of flowers, Mary had requested donations be made in her memory to or mailed to Rappcats P.O. Box 307 Washington, VA 22747

Lyle Kindred Muncy Lyle Kindred Muncy, 50, passed peacefully at home in the arms of his wife, surrounded by loved ones, after an extended illness. A graduate of Bland High School in Bland, VA, Lyle enlisted in the U.S. Army after his graduation and was selected for the prestigious MOS 33, US Army Military Intelligence Corps. After his service in the Army, Lyle went on to work for the US Government in a variety of positions, including the US Postal Service and the US Marine Corps, as well as a one-year deployment to Iraq with the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce where he was instrumental in assisting with the troop withdrawal from Iraq. With the Marine Corps, Lyle served as a logistician and Team Leader of the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Program. Lyle was also an accomplished professional musician and band leader in the Washington DC area, playing with bands such as Hellenback, Rebelicious, The Road Ducks and many others. He was a member of Mensa; a gourmet cook; a jack-of-all-trades who could change your brake pads, re-shingle your roof and then make you a lovely four-course meal before hosting a rousing karaoke party. He was a sweet soul, a kind and loving father and stepfather, a loyal friend, a natural-born leader, a humble team player. He was beloved by virtually everyone who knew him. There was nothing not to love. The son of Andrew Newton Muncy, Jr. and Charleen Stickle Muncy of Bland, VA. He is survived by his beloved wife, Karin, his precious son, Matthew, and his dear stepdaughter Marta. He is survived also by siblings Richard and Ann Muncy of Bland, VA; Lynda and Jeff Yates of Clarksburg, WV; Larry Muncy of KY; Lucy Muncy of NC; numerous beloved cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; and his adored pets who are still looking for him. We are all still looking for him.

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




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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: 001

Rentals — Apartments

Amissville, huge 1BR, 1BA, furnished, private, 1000sf, 9´ ceilings, $1100/mo. utils incl. 917-747-7573 Amissville, lge 1BR, LR, full kit, W/D, no smkg/pets. $975/mo includes utils. Avail 6/1 540-937-4070



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Rentals — Houses

Amissville, 3BR, 2BA duplex,gas heat, central AC, large back deck, W/D.$1,200/mo sec dep 540.408.2915 Goldvein, 3BR, 2BA, house on lg farm, new paint/carpet. $1600/mo sec, refs. No pets/ smkg. 540-273-6835 Orlean: 2BR, cozy house, nice yard. $1200/mo. No pets. Security deposit & refs req´d. 540-624-3367. Small house In Town Warrenton, 2br, no pets, W/D, nice yard, $1050/mo. sec. dep. & ref´s. 540-222-0924


Rentals — Rooms

I am seeking 2 female roommates in the Warrenton area, $450/mo each plus utilities. Room, shared bath, travelrobinson90@

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ALPACAS Spring Herd Sale Clover Meadows Farm Gainesville, VA 571-261-1823

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Furniture/ Appliances

Beautiful custom made mauve twin bedspreads. Excel cond. 2 at $75 each. Must see!! 571-589-8038


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Miscellaneous For Sale

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

Real Estate for Sale

PORCH BOOK SALE Sat May 11 ● Rain/Shine ● 10A-3P 6259 Beach Rd; Midland VA

7 Boxes of Books Most Mystery/Thriller Ngaio Marsh, Ed McBain, Tony Hillerman, Marcia Muller, Ellery Queen Some Ludlum, Patterson, and others Some Non Fiction and Science Fiction, Miscellaneous Hard cover $1; Pocket paperbacks $.25; Lge paperbacks & sm hard covers $.50 Meadows at Morris Farm Community Yard Sale. 5/11, 8a-2p. Off Rollins Ford Rd Moving Sale, 5/11; 8a-1p. 727 Arbor Ct, Warrenton. Furn, electroncis, toys, books, HH, patio set. Baby & children clths. Tools!! JD tractor w/ snow plow & accessories. Misc household, ladders, boxes of great stuff!! Too much to list. 3553 Rectortown Road, Marshall; 8a-?, May 11. rain/shine.


Miscellaneous For Sale

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 Gospel Music Collection, 200+ CD´s @ $2 ea.; 200+ cassettes @ $1 ea. Lg. selection of VHS western movies; Volume of History of NASCAR. AVON collectibles. 703-408-4168 or 703-361-2457.

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PRICE REDUCED TO $529,900 12675 Landview Dr | 4 BR, 2.5 BA Landview Estates on 1+ ac. 2 car garg, finish bsmt. Near Dumfries Rd. Contact Allison @ 703.944.4440 Listing at LIZLUKE.COM

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Antiques & Collectibles

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

350 Services

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



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



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Washing Machine: Kenmore model 2513, toploading HE/low-water. Like New. $350, OBO. 540-347-2387 before 7 PM.


Business Services

BROCATO MASONARY & HOME REPAIR Walks, walls, patios stoops, steps, stucco. sone work, landxcaping, gutter cleaning. restoration. Senior discount. Insured 540-270-9309 DECKS - BASEMENTS WOOD & TILE FLOORING - GENERAL HANDYMAN. ZCM HANDYMAN & REMODELING SERVICES. Veteran owned, licensed and insured. 703-895-4152 GO WITH THE BEST!!! Brian´s Tree Service. LICENSED, INSURED, FREE ESTIMATES. Tree removal, trimming, deadwooding, stump removal, lot clearing. Senior discounts 540-937-4742 or 540-222-5606 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. JENKINS EXCAVATING & LOGGING. Free Estimates, Class A Contractor, Commercial, Residential. Demolition, land clearing, site prep, roads, drives. 540-661-0116


Business Services

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


376 Improvement Affordable Roofing with Terry´s Handyman Services, LLC. Licensed & Insured. Commercial & residential. Senior discounts. 540-937-7476 Design/build services. New, renovations, additions for residential. Commercial renovations & tenant uplifting. Licensed & i n s u r e d . 540-428-3050 www. s o u t h s t a r Remodeling & custom homes, Certified aging in place specialist. jprimeco@aol. com 540-439-1673. Class A, GC, LEED AP, CAPS. Remodels; New Homes; Windows; Painting; Garages; B a t h r o o m s ; Kitchens; Decks;. Class A. Lic & insured. GMC Enterprises of VA, LLC. 540-222-3385



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

Landscape des i g n a n d construction specializing in retaining walls, custom patios, walkways, stairs, driveways and more. Ground Effects Landscape Construction, Inc. 540-937-3827; 703-980-7722

ANNOUNCEMENTS CLASSIFIEDS@FAUQUIER.COM Mothers Day Tea/ Hosted by American Legion Post 72 Sat. May 11, 2019 from 3 to 5 PM American Legion Post 72, 345 Legion Dr. Warrenton, Va 20186 $5.00 per person. All are welcome! Bring Mom for a Tea Party to celebrate MOTHERS DAY. RSVP TO 540-347-7708 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.

Liberty Summer Cheer Camp

Liberty Cheer will be hosting their annual Summer Cheer camp for grades Pre- K-8th Monday June 10th – Thursday June 13th8:30am- 11am -Cost is $100 Pre-Register before MAY 24th and a T-shirt will be included. Student doesn’t have to be enrolled in FCPS. Be sure to name the cheerleader who invited you on the registration form!! Visit teamcamps/id/91/seasonId/150852 for a Registration form or contact Alicia.

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

To reserve a space you will need to complete a registration form and submit payment. *Deadline for cancellations (by email) for table reservations: May 20th, 2019. For more information or questions contact: Laura Lombardo, · Registration deadline: May 20th, 2019

605 Automobiles - Domestic

605 Automobiles - Domestic

2010 Dodge Charger SXT, remote start, new transmission, tires &brakes/ rotorsone mechanic w/all maintenance records available, $5,500 OBO! 540-812-6620 703-350-3244

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Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019



N O T I C E: JUDICIAL SALE OF REAL PROPERTY On June 10, 2019, or as soon thereafter as practicable, proceedings will be commenced in the Circuit Court of Fauquier County under the authority of § 58.1-3965 et seq. of the Code of Virginia to sell the following parcels of land for payment of delinquent real estate taxes: Four parcels owned by the heirs and descendants of Paul C. Charity and assessed to Paul C. Charity which are to the east of Patrick Street and the south of Route 50 (John Mosby Hwy.) in Upperville, Virginia in the Marshall Magisterial District of Fauquier County. They are known as Lots 1 through 4 and are identified for tax purposes by Parcel Identification Number respectively below: 6054-65-5690-000 (2.1375+/-acres); 6054-65-7937-000 (0.25 acres +/-); 6054-65-6966-000 (0.0698 acres +/-); and 6054-65-6869-000 (0.4863+/- acres). Direct inquires to Mary Catherine Anderson, Sr. Asst. County Atty., 10 Hotel St., 2nd Fl., Warrenton, VA 20186, (540) 422-8010, or

Full name(s) of owner(s): SERENDIPITY CATERING, LLC Trading as: SERENDIPITY CATERING 7373 Comfort Inn Drive, Warrenton, Fauquier, Virginia 20187-3332 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL for a Mixed Beverage Caterer license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Jessica Rose, Managing Member 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.

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MAY 16, 2019 The Fauquier County Planning Commission will hold a work session beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Warren Green Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia. The Fauquier County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on the following items at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2019 in the Warren Green Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia: 1. SPECIAL EXCEPTION – SPEX-19-010848 – LARRY C. & LORENE W. PAYNE (OWNERS/APPLICANTS) – WINTERS RETREAT FARM – An application for a Category 3 Special Exception to allow a tourist home. The property is located at 9842 Routts Hill Road, Lee District. (PIN 6971-11-9230-000) (Kara Krantz, Staff) 2. COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AMENDMENT/REZONING/SPECIAL EXCEPTION – COMA-19-010737, REZN-19-010742, SPEX-19-010743 – RICHARD M. BARB, LLC (OWNER)/CONVERGENT VA, LLC (APPLICANT) – CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGY PARK – An application for a Comprehensive Plan Amendment to Chapter 6, Bealeton and Remington Service District Plan to change the land use designation of approximately 90.65 acres in the Remington Service District from Residential - Low Density (1 to 3 Units per Acre) to Light Industrial/Employment Center; Rezone approximately 104.3 acres from Residential: 2 Units Per Acre (R-2) with proffers to Business Park (BP) with proffers and accept revised proffers on approximately 35.1 acres of the property to remain zoned Residential: 2 Units Per Acre (R-2); and a Category 20 Special Exception to allow an aboveground water storage facility to be used for fire flow. The properties are located along James Madison Street and James Madison Highway, Lee District. (PIN 6888-25-0487-000 and 6888-13-7752-000) (Adam Shellenberger, Staff) Staff reports for all items will be available online at approximately one week prior to the public hearing. Copies of the full text of the proposed Fauquier County Zoning Ordinance text amendments 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.

An enforcement action has been proposed for Owl Run Nursery, Inc. for violations of the State Water Control Law and Regulations associated with the Owl Run Nursery project located at 10318 Bristenburg Road in Fauquier County, Virginia. The State Water Control Board proposes to issue a Consent Order to resolve violations associated with the Owl Run Nursery project. A description of the proposed action is available at the DEQ office named below or online at Stephanie Bellotti will accept comments by e-mail,, or postal mail, Northern Regional Office, 13901 Crown Court, Woodbridge, VA 22193, from May 9, 2019 through June 13, 2019.

Public Notices ORDER OF PUBLICATION IN THE FAMILY COURT OF MORGAN COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA IN THE MATTER ADOPTION OF: Hailee Dawn Thomas; Action No.: 19-A-13 THE OBJECT OF THIS SUIT IS TO OBTAIN SERVICE OF PROCESS UPON the following: Stephen Wayne Thomas It appearing by affidavit filed in this action that counsel for Petitioners have used due diligence to ascertain the residence or whereabouts of the biological father, Stephen Wayne Thomas, of the alleged protected person, but has been unable to do so, and the Petitioners have represented that they have no knowledge of their last known mailing addresses and the same is unknown to Petitioners, it is hereby ordered that STEPHEN WAYNE THOMAS, serve upon Joanna L-S Robinson, Petitioners’ attorney, whose address is 307 Rock Cliff Drive, Martinsburg, West Virginia 25401, a Response, including any related counterclaim or defense you may have to the Petition for Adoption filed in this action on or before the expiration of thirty (30) days after this publication. If you fail to do so, thereafter judgment, upon proper hearing and trial, may be taken against you for the relief demanded in the Petition. A copy of said Petition for Adoption is filed in the Morgan County Circuit Court Clerk’s Office, 77 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. A hearing in this matter has been set for 1st day of July, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Morgan County Courthouse, 77 Fairfax Street, Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. Said hearing may be reset without further notice or publication. Entered this 24 day of April, 2019. Melanee Starnbaugh; Clerk, Circuit Court; Morgan County, West Virginia



Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019

Legal Notices TOWN OF WARRENTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS Public hearings will be held by the Council of the Town of Warrenton, Virginia on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Town Hall, 18 Court Street on the following: 1.









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Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019



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L.F. Jennings, Inc. seeks experienced: Bricklayers $27/Hour Operators $18 to $23/Hour

(Warrenton, Virginia) PT, (+/- 30 hours/flexible). Maintain monthly books for 7 small companies to include but not limited to: A/P, A/R, payroll, bank rec, monthly billings, financial statements, 1099 & W-2s. Filing, admin. Maintain and organize all company files. Office administration duties for small office in the real estate/interior design/construction industry.Prefer experience on QuickBooks. Peachtree. Email resume, wage history and contact info to:

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Fauquier Times | | May 8, 2019


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Tidy Maids House Cleaning •Residential •Commerical •Move in / Move out •Licensed & Insured •Supervised by owner •Excellent References •Weekly, Bi-weekly, Monthly •Serving Woodbridge, Manassas and surrounding areas.


ZCM HANDYMAN & REMODELING SERVICES Veteran Owned, Insured and Licensed

Decks + Basements+Wood/Tile Floors + General Handyman Services Carlos Marquez General Manager 703 895-4152

Home Improvment

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Landscaping Carr Landscapes

Consulting • Construction • Maintenance

Low Maintenance Plantings Fully Insured • Free Estimate

540-349-9405 “Your yard is My Business”


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Power Washing

Windows Cleaning


WINDOW CLEANING: Inside & Outside • By Hand • Residential Specialist POWER WASHING: No Damage, Low Pressure. Soft Brushing By Hand • Removes Dirt On Brick, Concrete, Wood & Siding


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Family Owned & Operated for 30 Years | Working Owners Assures Quality & Knowledgeable Workmanship

703.356.4459 | LICENSED • BONDED & INSURED

If you want a Classy Job call ...


Tree Service/Firewood

Painting & Decorating, LLC

• Home painting & carpentry repairs • 30 years of hands on experience • Small company with personal service Free Consultations & Estimates. Creative • Professional • First Class Painting Services

Call today! 540-349-1614 or 703-444-7255 Fully licensed & Insured



Pet Services Love animals? Volunteer with us!    To sign up, see website below for application

Family Owned & Operated for Over 30 yrs. Quality Work Guaranteed CALL ABOUT - COMPLETE TREE SERVICE OUR

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- ALL PHASES OF LANDSCAPING 25% OFF - All phases of Masonry - Gravel & Grading Driveways - Fencing Honest and Dependable


Free Estimates • Lic/Ins • BBB Member • Angie’s List Member



Phone: 540-349-1522




Cell: 540.422.9721  “A Country Boy’s Dream”


Tree Service/Firewood

Pet Services “maggiegirl”

Pet Sitting Services 4 200


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Daily Visits & Weekends Overnight Stays & Holidays Dogs cats and Horses Licensed & Insured

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Power Washing

Tile T&J Ceramic Tile, Inc.


Free Estimates • Installation & Repair • Residential & Commercial • New Homes or Remodel Work

Tim Mullins (540)439-0407 • Fax (540)439-8991



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540.349.1221 | 85 Garrett St. Warrenton, VA 8078 Crescent Park Dr. #205, Gainesville, VA

LOT! CALL Brenda Rich 540-270-1659

Call Brenda Rich 540-2701659

Quality built home on quiet street, front porch, 3 bd, 2 ba, patio

1.5 Acre wooded lot close to Rt 17

Luray, VA—$179,900

Bealeton, VA—$75,000

CALL Stanley Heaney 540-812-5533 NO HOA! New hardwood floors, eat in kitchen, formal dining room, Master w/walk-in closets and dual vanities Remington, VA—$299,999

CALL Edie Grassi 540-878-1308 10 private acres, 4,600 sq ft home w/main level master Attached 2 car & Detached 2 car garage w/ apartment Large trex deck & upgraded finishes! Elkwood, VA—$649,900

JUST LISTED! CALL Kateland Rich Flinn 540-270-8558 For details on this new listing Nokesville, VA

Call Brenda Rich 540-270-1659 43 Acre total, 1 parcel 20 acre w/home, barn, pool and 2 car garage, 1 parcel 23 acres, open space/forest Bluemont, VA—$799,000

CALL Nancy Richards 540-229-9983 Like a Model w/finished basement, in-law suite, 4 Bd, 3.5 Ba, new deck, newer appliances Warrenton, VA—$475,900

Open House Sat 12-2pm CALL Tammy Roop 540-270-9409 20+ private acres, 3 large ponds, Main custom brick home with large kitchen, custom cabinets, wood stove, bay windows, bar area, basement, 2 bedroom cottage, 1 bath, basement, garage, rental or family. 4638/4640 Razor Hill Rd, Bealeton, VA—$675,000

Call Tammy Roop 540-270-9409

Awesome Location, NO HOA! New siding, new roof, new HVAC, new bath, updated kitchen, fireplace, attached garage, Patio Warrenton, VA $365,000

CALL Edie Grassi 540-878-1308 Remodeled, open floor plan, stone hearth w/gas fireplace, updated kitchen w/granite, island, large master Remington, VA—$299,000



Don Robertson 540-229-3825



Sumerduck, VA—$250,000


CALL Tammy Roop 540-270-9409 Curved staircase, custom molding, marble floors, new maple cabinets, ss appliances, quartz counters, 3 bd, 3.5 ba, living room w/fireplace, walkout patio to gardens, inground pool, detached garage Warrenton, VA—$549,000

REDUCED! CALL Nancy Richards 540-229-9983

Historic Home Rich in History 4 Bd, 2 ba, Inviting porch on 90+ acres Bealeton, VA $850,000


The Fauquier Community Food Bank and Thrift Store, Inc.

COMING SOON CALL Michelle Hale 540-222-0121

3 Br/3.5 Ba 2900 sq ft colonial on 3/4 acre wooded lot, NO HOA! Wood floors, amazing kitchen and 2 master suites Remington, VA—$394,900

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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