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Rectortown church spreading love, not hate

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A bill sponsored by Del. Lee Carter, D-50th, that would make it legal for most state and local g ove r n m e n t employees — but not law enforcement DEL. LEE CARTER officers — to D-50TH go on strike has gun-rights advocates up in arms. The Manassas-area lawmaker receiving death threats, including one he reported to police last week. Gun-rights activists are upset over Carter's House Bill 67, which they claim is intended to fire law enforcement officers in “Second Amendment sanctuary” counties who decline to enforce new gun laws passed by the Virginia General Assembly. If passed, Carter’s bill would make it legal for all government employees except law enforcement officers to strike. Virginia Capitol Police confirmed Monday that Carter contacted them Tuesday, Dec. 17, to express his concern about a death threat made on Twitter. The police See GUN RIGHTS, page 4 INSIDE Classified............................................27 Communities......................................22 Faith...................................................31 History................................................11


Robin Verity of Warrenton lights the menorah.

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Warrenton congregation celebrates year of growth By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

New Life in Christ Church in Warrenton held an end-of-the-year celebration on Sunday, Dec. 29. It marked a year of progress for the church that three years ago began as an outgrowth of men’s and women’s prayer groups, then progressed to worship services in the home of a married couple and finally to rented space in the Warrenton Towne Centre this October. About a dozen people showed up for the final service of 2019 on Sunday. Rows of long tables and chairs replaced the usual seating arrangements so that attendees could enjoy a buffet dinner and listen to musical Horse Sports.......................................15 Lifestyle..............................................16 Nightlife..............................................18 Opinion.................................................8


Shirley Gonzales, center, serves as pastor of New Life in Christ Church. She’s shown here with her children, Dayanara, left, and Stefano.

and dance entertainment. “What I Have, I Give You: In the Name of Jesus Christ Rise Up and Walk” was the message of the

sermon delivered by Pastor Shirley Gonzales. She drew inspiration from the story of Peter healing a blind beggar, from Acts 3:1-8 of the Bible. Afterward, Gonzales put her hand on congregant Eriana McCarley and prayed for her recovery. McCarley told the congregation that she works as a server in a restaurant and was experiencing back pain. McCarley said later that she learned about the church through a roommate at George Mason University. She went to a service without having met the pastor, who perceived that something was wrong that day. “I came to a service, went up to the See CONGREGATION, page 4

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Rectortown church spreading love, not hate By Robin Earl

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The Rectortown United Methodist Church hosted its third interfaith holiday event on Monday, Dec. 23 -- a combined Christmas tree lighting and menorah lighting. Attendees sang Christmas carols and danced the horah -- enthusiastically. The church’s pastor, Steve Weedling and Rabbi Rose Lyn Jacob addressed the congregation, celebrating "love, not hate in Rectortown." Jacob calls herself a “free range rabbi,” who provides rabbinical services in a five-county area. She said, “I live in Madison County but ‘shlep’ (travel and drag prayer books, wedding canopies, skull caps, funeral supplies, holiday paraphernalia and, when necessary, a portable Ark with Torah Scroll) wherever I am needed. I also do public speaking events when asked to represent the Jewish community, as there is no regular rabbi in the area.” Jacob said about the Dec. 23 event, "When we began this interfaith event, it was a reaction to the leafletting of homes with anti-Semitic flyers from the KKK in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties. At that time, each flyer was placed on doorsteps in a Ziploc bag weighted down with birdseed to ensure they wouldn't fly away. “In response, many people placed ‘Hate Has No Home Here’ lawn signs out. “Now, three years later, hatred has spread, like a Jinni let out of a bottle. An interfaith event such as this one gives us an opportunity to talk about how emboldened those who perpetrate hate-crimes against all minorities have become. Synagogues and churches, once refuges for those seeking spiritual comfort, must now direct their money and energies toward ‘hardening the target,’ with active-shooter drills, increased outdoor lighting, concrete barriers passing as giant flower pots, video cameras at all entrances, motion detectors, panic buttons on the pulpit, police in the parking lot and in the pews, congregants with permits to carry concealed weapons. There are new locks on outside doors -- and also on the doors to the sanctuary!" “While there is an increase in anti-Semitic incidences in Europe, they are acts of extremist terrorism. In America, the attacks are perpetrated by white nationalists. The D.C./Maryland/Virginia area has experienced the greatest increase in anti-Semitic hate crimes in the country in the past two years. It is our


Larry Scheuble, lay leader of the Rectortown United Methodist Church, Rabbi Rose Jacob and Hank Lavine, stand by the outdoor menorah, with a Christmas tree in the background.

Rabbi Rose Lyn Jacob leads both congregations in dancing the horah.

hope that these interfaith programs will sensitize our neighbors to the problem, in a day and age that has become numb to hatred in their own backyards." Hank Lavine of the Friends of Rectortown said, “This is a terrible time to try and get folks together ... everybody is busy, but we have to chip away at these issues as best we can, whenever we can, and we are so grateful to our village church for showing this leadership.” Brian Krause, president of the Fauquier Jewish Congregation and a contingent of the Friends of Rectortown also attended, as did several members of the Afro-American Historical Association, including President Karen Hughes White and Angela Davidson, community relations coordinator. Lavine said, “It was a wonderful event. I put on klezmer music and we had gentiles and Jews

dancing with the minister and the rabbi.” He added that the group took the opportunity to bid a fond farewell to Rectortown’s postmistress, Patty Hessenauer, known to those assembled as “20140 Patty.” Now she is postmistress at Upperville. Lavine said, “It was her daddy's 85th birthday and Patty was kind enough to come with her mom and dad, leaving their family celebration.” He added, “Patty would volunteer on her lunch break to help my wife, Ronda, pack food for the many Claude Thompson Elementary School kids who need it. “She was a pillar in the community and but was torn from us by the United States Postal Service. The locals signed a petition [to keep her in Rectortown], almost took to the streets; all failed. We are so sad to see her go,” he said.

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Kettle Run teacher reinstated after suspension Shelly Norden, former school board candidate, transferred to Fauquier High By Robin Earl

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Kettle Run High School English and journalism teacher Shelly Norden, who ran unsuccessfully for the Fauquier County School Board, said she was escorted out of the school on Nov. 25 and placed on administrative leave for “harassment of colleagues.” She said it was because of a social media post. Norden said she met on Monday, Dec. 16, with human resources representatives and was told that she could return to the classroom after the holiday break – but she would be reporting to Fauquier High School as an English teacher without any journalism classes. Norden said, “This new teaching assignment removes me from teaching what I love -- journalism. I’ve been teaching journalism for 15 years ...”

Harassment allegation

Norden said her suspension had its roots in her bid for the Scott District school board seat, which she lost to incumbent Suzanne Sloane. Norden said that on Election Day, a disparaging remark had been posted about her and she reposted it with the original poster’s name. The original writer, she claimed, is a school division employee. Two weeks after the election, Norden said she was accused of harassment because of the post and placed on administrative leave.

Norden’s suspension did not go unnoticed by county officials. In a Dec. 6 letter addressed to school board members and Superintendent of Schools David Jeck, Board of Supervisors Chairman Chris Butler wrote on behalf of the entire board of supervisors, “… the Board of Supervisors members wish to state their concern and request assurances that any process initiated against Ms. Norden is fair and just and will be conducted in full accordance with appropriate school processes and policies and is not in retribution for activities associated with Ms. Norden’s candidacy for school board. In addition, the Board of Supervisors members wish to express their concern that all allegations regarding activities on the part of Ms. Norden or activities on the part of other teachers or employees of a similar nature are also appropriately investigated and treated in a similar fashion.” In a follow-up email to the Fauquier Times, Butler said, “I, along with the other board members had numerous constituents reach out to us asking why a teacher with a stellar record and tenure be suspended for a social media post. The board agreed we'd reach out in writing to ask that the process be transparent and fair.” The School Board responded to the letter with one of its own, signed by Jeck. The Dec. 9 letter acknowledged the communication from the supervisors and stated, “Matters re-

Students speak about Kettle Run’s journalism program Several students – past and present -- praised Kettle Run High School’s journalism program. Emma Gray, editor-in-chief of Kettle Run High School’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, remembers, “I entered the [journalism] program as a freshman and I instantly fell in love. The program has given me opportunities such as covering issues and topics that are important to me and the student body. “It has also granted me the opportunity to attend some pretty amazing experiences that I would never have been able to go to, such as the U.S. Senate visit to watch the ‘Willie’ premiere and to meet Mr. O’Ree himself,” Gray said of Willie O’Ree, the National Hockey League’s first black player. Kettle Run journalism students were invited to watch the documentary about him when it was shown in the Senate. Gray, a senior, added, “It’s a [journalism] program that is very near and dear to my heart and it needs to be valued by all.” Erin Hogge, a journalism and history major at Penn State University, was the editor-in-chief of The Chronicle during her senior year at Kettle Run (2017-2018). She said, “… I’ve taken a couple of journalism courses at Penn State that have taught me topics I had already learned in Mrs. (Shelly) Norden’s class, which has helped me excel beyond my peers. … She taught me skills like professionalism and leadership, rather than skills needed solely to pass an exam.” Hogge remembered, “My senior year, a few other staff members — as well as the editor-in-chief of the yearbook, The Prowl — and I attended the Virginia High School League media championship where our newspaper staff won First Class (the second-highest distinction) for the paper and Trophy Class (the highest distinction) for our news website. The first time the publication won Trophy Class (equivalent to winning a state championship) was 2015-2016, my sophomore year and first year taking journalism. The yearbook staff also won First Class …” Also in 2016, Norden was named Kettle Run’s Teacher of the Year and VFW Teacher of the Year.


lated to school division employees are personnel matters and, per policy, school division employees and board members are not at liberty to discuss. Please know that all employee issues are handled with care and in accordance with school board policies and procedures.” School division officials and school board members also declined to comment to the Times on Norden’s suspension, emphasizing that they are unable to respond to questions about personnel matters. Lillie Grimsley, entertainment editor for Kettle Run’s student newspaper, The Chronicle, said that journalism classes have been taught by substitute teachers since Norden was

placed on administrative leave. The class, Grimsley said, “has not been a learning environment. We work really hard to produce a paper. We try to do the best we can, but without a faculty advisor, it’s difficult. If we have questions about our writing, there is no one to ask.” Both the journalism classes and the photojournalism classes are fullyear subjects, and both had been taught by Norden. Kettle Run Principal Meaghan Brill confirmed that the journalism program will continue at the school. As of Dec. 27, there was an English teacher position opening listed at Kettle Run but no mention of journalism classes in the listing. Grimsley said that she and her fellow student journalists are concerned and would like to see Norden return to Kettle Run. “No one could teach us like she does.”

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Delegate threatened over bill that would allow state, local employees to strike GUN RIGHTS, from page 1

strikes in West Virginia, Kentucky and Arizona, events that occurred department declined to comment on long before Virginia counties began whether an investigation is under passing “Second Amendment sancway. tuary” resolutions. “There are procedures we follow The original bill, which was regarding such matters involving killed in subcommittee in February members of the General Assembly 2019, would have allowed all Virginor their staffs. We are currently fol- ia public employees to go on strike. lowing those procedures and will But according to Carter, lawmakers continue to do so,” Capitol Police were concerned that allowing public spokesman Joe Macenka said Mon- safety officers to go on strike “would day, Dec. 23. lead to chaos.” Carter said Monday he’s received “All the available data says several explicit death threats and that’s not the case, but regardless, I numerous threatening messages on changed the bill for this year’s sessocial media since gun-rights advo- sion so that it reduced who the strike cates began denouncing his bill last ban applied [to] from all public emweek, but reported only one to Cap- ployees to just police,” Carter said. itol Police. Meanwhile, gun rights enthu“I’ve reported siasts have loudone so far because “Lee Carter has ly denounced it was so far above the bill, saying it drafted a bill that and beyond the would remove law rest that it seemed will punish law enforcement ofmore like a plot enforcement and ficers from their than an angry remove them from positions if they rant,” Carter said. their positions for not refuse to enforce A Virginia law new gun laws. on the books for enforcing state laws.” A news article over a half century posted by Nation-DEL. NICK FREITAS bans all Virginia al Shooting Sports R, 30th government emFoundation, the ployees from striknational trade association for the ing. Carter’s bill would not change firearms industry, claims Carter’s that law as it applies to law enforce- bill was one of several proposed by ment officers. Virginia Democrats that would take “The bill changes nothing for away lawfully owned firearms from police. They're currently prohibited Virginia residents. from striking, and they will contin“The latest legislation pre-filed ue to be, no matter what happens to for the upcoming 2020 session is my bill,” Carter said. “But if my bill proof. Democrat Del. Lee Carter of passes, teachers will have that right, Manassas sponsored HB 67, which which they currently don’t.” would apply to any law enforcement Carter first introduced the bill official, noting that those who ‘willin January 2019 with the aim of al- fully refuses to perform the duties of lowing Virginia teachers to go on his employment’ will be terminated strike in the wake of the 2018 teacher and ineligible for future law enforce-

ment employment for another year,” the article says. This describes what happens to striking law enforcement officers under current Virginia law, however, which would not change if HB 67 becomes law. Del. Nick Freitas, R-30th, also spoke out about Carter’s bill on online conservative media outlet Townhall Media. Freitas has been supportive of localities passing “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions even as Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring (D) has said such resolutions have no force of law. “Lee Carter has drafted a bill that will punish law enforcement and remove them from their positions for not enforcing state laws,” Freitas said on Bearing Arms’ Cam & Co podcast. Freitas did not immediately return an email seeking comment. Under current Virginia law, police and other law enforcement officials can be removed from their positions for willfully refusing to perform the duties of their employment. Carter’s bill would not change that. Virginia Flaggers, a pro-confederacy organization, also tweeted about the bill Sunday. “Virginia Del. Lee Carter, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America, proposes bill to fire law enforcement officers if they won't enforce unconstitutional gun laws,” the tweet said. More than 100 localities throughout the state have now passed “Second Amendment sanctuary” or similar resolutions that affirm county board’s support for the U.S. Constitution and the Second Amendment, according to the gun-rights organization Virginia Citizens Defense League.

Prince William County adopted a measure in after midnight Wednesday, Dec. 11, declaring the county a “constitutional county.” Fauquier County’s Board of Supervisors did the same on Monday, Dec. 23. Some “Second Amendment sanctuary” resolutions aim to restrict local funding for the enforcement of any new gun laws passed by the General Assembly. The resolutions passed by Prince William and Fauquier county boards do not make such restrictions. Democrats, who will take the majority in both the House of Delegates and state Senate in 2020, campaigned on enacting gun safety regulations such as universal background checks, extreme risk protective orders and assault-style weapons bans. Since the Nov. 5 election, local residents across the state have flocked to local board of supervisors’ meetings to ask elected officials to protect the Second Amendment rights of Virginians. Herring issued a formal opinion Dec. 20 on the actions taken by localities that have passed “Second Amendment sanctuary,” resolutions to declare themselves exempt from new gun safety laws. “It is my opinion that these resolutions have no legal effect. It is my further opinion that localities and local constitutional officers cannot nullify state laws and must comply with gun violence prevention measures that the General Assembly may enact,” Herring wrote. A large gun rights rally is being planned for Monday, Jan. 20, at the Virginia Capitol building. Reach Daniel Berti at dberti@

Warrenton congregation celebrates year of growth CONGREGATION, from page 1 altar and the pastor asked me if I was depressed,” though they had not talked before, McCarley said. Gonzales explained that New Life in Christ Church follows “the real Gospel,” which includes a belief in healing and miracles. “Our goal is that it will always happen with faith and trust in the Lord,” Gonzales said about miracles. During the sermon, she said, “There is power in Jesus. We need that power of the Lord.” Ryan Hill, an elder of the church, said that since prayers by church members and Gonzales’ intercession, his brother’s back pain is gone and he no longer needs a back brace. “We were praying for him in the name of Jesus. Jesus tells us about the laying on of hands. He’s the great physician,” Hill said. “It’s our job to pray and believe. The Lord will do what the Lord will do. He knows what to heal.” Hill said that he and his wife were members of Park Valley Church in Haymarket. They found something at New Life in Christ that they thought was lacking elsewhere. “What I get here is the Holy Spirit. [Other churches] don’t speak about the Holy Spirit, it seems in my mind. It’s the gift He gave us. That’s

what we need to fill us, to guide us,” Hill said. Hill said he and his wife got to know Gonzales at Park Valley Church. One day, he said she told him, “The Lord spoke to me and said He doesn’t like your marriage bed.” Hill explained that “lust was my demon” and took the form of an addiction to pornography. “That needed to go, and my eyes were opened.” Gonzales said the Holy Spirit directed the founding of the church. “The Holy Spirit spoke to us. [The prayer group members] heard that they should form a church and [I] should lead it,” Gonzales said. Gonzales is from Peru. She moved to the U.S. with her husband, David, and their son Stefano and daughter Dayanara. Stefano plays in the church band and her daughter is an active member, too. Gonzales said she undertook four years of private study to become an ordained minister. New Life in Christ Church holds a Sunday service at 10 a.m. A prayer meeting is held from 8 to 10 p.m. each Friday. Child care is available for both the service and prayer meeting. There are family group meetings and separate ministry gatherings for children, middle and high schoolers and young adults. The church’s address is 581 Frost Ave. Warrenton; phone 540-321-8626. The website is at www.


Elizabeth Hill sings during the music prelude to the pastor’s sermon at New Life in Christ Church. Reach James Ivancic at jivancic@fauquier. com


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Shelly Norden, former school board candidate, transferred to Fauquier High NORDEN, from page 3 She said that teachers need an impartial third party to report complaints to because their grievances are not being addressed, before adding, “Take Shelly Norden off administrative leave.”

The campaign for school board

Norden ran her campaign for school board on a platform that claimed teachers are not respected. She was outspoken – in person and

on social media -- about the fact that her fellow educators were afraid to speak up when they saw problems with administration and that they felt undervalued. She said teachers felt they had no impartial party to talk to when they had an issue. If Norden had been elected to the school board, she would have had to give up her teaching position. Sloane won her seat for a second term with 1,866 votes to candidate Mike Hammond’s 1,825 and Nor-

PUBLIC SAFETY 16-year-old driver arrested after high-speed chase Christmas Eve

After leading a Fauquier County Sheriff's Office deputy on a highspeed chase on Christmas Eve, a 16-year-old driver was arrested and charged with reckless driving, felony eluding law enforcement, providing false ID to law enforcement, no driver’s license, altered VIN, improper vehicle registration, failing to register a vehicle and no insurance. Sgt. James Hartman, FCSO spokesman, said that a deputy traveling north on U.S. 29/Eastern Bypass outside of Warrenton encountered a vehicle that he said was driving recklessly. At 9:22 p.m. the deputy conducted a traffic stop on the black Dodge truck with out-of-state tags, but as the deputy approached the truck's driver, he sped off. Hartman said the truck drove through the median and proceeded southbound on U.S. 29., driving fast and weaving in and out of traffic. A deputy successfully deployed a spike strip device in the Opal area in an attempt to end the pursuit, but the truck drove over the device and continued southbound. Hartman said the driver failed to negotiate the turn at the Opal interchange and drove off the roadway. Hartman added that the truck continued to drive through a field for 100 yards until the vehicle became stuck. The driver attempted to move the truck backward and forward while deputies commanded him to stop. The driver was able to move the truck again for approximately another 150 yards, when he stopped and fled on foot. With assistance from the Virginia State Police, FCSO deputies quickly established a perimeter around the scene and the driver was taken into custody a short time later on Avatar Way off of Opal Road. The driver is from Madison Heights, Virginia, Hartman said. He was being held in a regional juvenile detention facility.

Five men charged after AR-15 bullet strikes Christmas tree in Fauquier home Dec. 28

Four 19-year-old men and a 20-year-old man were arrested Saturday after Fauquier County sheriff’s deputies retrieved a bullet from a .223-caliber AR-15 rifle that struck a window and a Christmas tree inside a home in the Brookside neighbor-

hood outside Warrenton. Deputies were called to a home on Tucan Court in Brookside at 3:07 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, after a caller reported he heard a noise in his living room and then discovered a bullet had pierced his window and struck his Christmas tree, according to Sgt. James Hartman, spokesman for the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. A deputy retrieved what appeared to be a .223-caliber bullet from inside the home, Hartman said.  The sheriff’s office investigation led to a residence on Rogues Road near Redturn Lane in Fauquier County; the residence is located behind Tucan Court but several hundred yards away through a wooded area. Deputies discovered five men who had been shooting a .223-caliber, AR-15 style rifle. The rifle and magazine were located during the investigation, Hartman said. The deputies investigated the area where the men were shooting the high-caliber rifle and found they were using a backstop, but that the backstop was likely insufficient for the type of rifle being used, Hartman said “The round they fired appeared to have traveled several hundred yards,” Hartman said. “But it doesn’t appear that any of this was intentional.” Robert Lee Barr, 19, of Warrenton; Robert Lee Culler III, 19, of Warrenton; Travis Joseph Brown, 19, of Nokesville; Isaac Justin Brooks, 19, of The Plains, and Trevor Joseph Dezutti, 20, of Sanford, North Carolina were arrested and charged with reckless handling of a firearm, a Class 1 misdemeanor, in connection with the incident, Hartman said. The incident is one of 167 calls the sheriff’s office has responded to in 2019 regarding the suspicious discharge of a firearm, Hartman said. The incident underscores the importance of knowing local ordinances and state laws that apply to the safe, recreational use of firearms. Those who use firearms also need to use proper backstops and know what lies beyond the property where they are firing, Hartman said. “Know the local ordinances, applicable laws and know your backstop and beyond,” Hartman said. “The safety of everyone is paramount.”  Anyone who would like to report a similar incident or has information about the Saturday, Dec. 28 incident is encouraged to contact the Sheriff’s Office at 540-347-3300.

den’s 1,694, according to returns from the Virginia Department of Elections. The campaign was contentious up to Election Day, Nov. 5, when some voters were handed sample ballots that were marked for Sloane, indicating she was the candidate endorsed by the GOP. The local Republican Party did not endorse anyone in the race, and its official sample ballot showed no endorsement. Commonwealth’s Attorney Scott Hook said Dec. 27 that the sample ballot question is under investigation by his office. He said he expects the investigation to be wrapped up “within a week or two.”

Bullying among faculty

School Board member Brian Gorg (Center District) said at the Dec. 12 personnel committee meeting that bullying among staff members needs to be addressed. He asked, “What is our policy? We have had more complaints about it, and I think it is on the rise … Do other divisions have more rigorous policies?” He added, “Our lack of policies doesn’t help HR deal with specific problems when they come up if we leave things fairly gray.” He acknowledged that since it was his last meeting as a member of the school board, he is looking to the new board to address the policy. “It is a very long-term issue … I realize


I won’t be here, but … Your brand is your people. When we don’t treat each other properly, we are setting ourselves up for a problem.” In response to questions about Gorg’s comments, Tara Helkowski, school division spokesman, wrote, “As discussed in the personnel meeting, we’re reviewing current policies and language.” Recently elected School Board member Susan Pauling declined to comment on the situation regarding Norden, but wrote in an email, “I do believe bullying is an issue for some of our students and school employees. Collectively, we need to continue educating our community about the dangers of bullying and trauma … “I also believe we have to start the conversation as to why some teachers feel isolated and unheard. We owe it to our teachers and school staff to be available and approachable if assistance is needed navigating a difficult working relationship. This shouldn't be seen as an overstep of power, but a reinforcement that the school board wants to see all employees thrive in our school system. “There have been a lot of ideas presented on how we can better serve our staff. I know in the months to come we have a lot of work to do to improve communication and morale for all our employees.” Reach Robin Earl at

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FFA welcomes fourth-graders Three hundred fourth-graders from three elementary schools descended on Kettle Run High School Nov. 15 for Food for America, a program that offered some lessons in all things agriculture. Twenty students with Kettle Run’s Future Farmers of America program organized and executed the day with a grant from Agriculture in the Classroom, a division of the Virginia Farm Bureau. About 12 FFA students from Auburn Middle School helped the Kettle Run students put on the event. Classes of students moved among 12 stations, learning about natural resources, raising beef and dairy cows and horses, agricultural machinery,

horticulture and hydroponics. Devon Settle from the Fauquier SPCA arrived with some dogs to share with students. Samantha Smith, of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, talked to students about precision agriculture. She showed them how hightech – a drone, for instance – can help farmers manage their businesses. Hunter Carson, president of FFA at Kettle Run, was pleased with how the day went. He was mostly relieved that the weather was warm and sunny. “I’ve been watching the weather for weeks,” he admitted. Reach Robin Earl at TIMES STAFF PHOTOS/ROBIN EARL

Samantha Smith, of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research in Danville, shows Colton Defriest of Coleman Elementary how to use a small drone.

Sarah Chambers, of Kettle Run High School’s Future Farmers of America, “milks” a mechanical cow at Nov. 15’s event for fourth-graders.

A mini petting zoo featured several goats.

A scene from last year’s spelling bee.

County Spelling Bee set for Jan. 11

The Fauquier County Public Schools Division Spelling Bee will be held Saturday, Jan. 11, at 10 a.m. in the Taylor Middle School auditorium in Warrenton, according to a press release from the school division. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Forty-five students representing 11 elementary schools and five middles schools will participate in the school division bee as winners of their school-level spelling bees. Taylor Middle School

reading specialist John Lucas is the school division’s bee coordinator and Eileen Burgwyn, retired FCPS administrator, is the pronouncer. The release stated that the winner of this competition will advance to the 15th annual Free Lance-Star Regional Spelling Bee to be held in March. The regional winner will be eligible to participate in the 93rd annual Scripps National Spelling Bee at the Gaylord National Resort at the

National Harbor in May 2020. The following students are scheduled to participate in the FCPS Division Spelling Bee. (School champions and co-champions are designated with an asterisk.) Bradley Elementary: Marcellus Newman*, Andrew Price, Anna Swanwick Brumfield Elementary: Ayden Dionys*, Matthew McMahon, Shaan Yogendrah Coleman Elementary: Hudson Allen, Colton DeFriest, Lucas Weeks*, Greenville Elementary: Sloane Boyle*, Riley Brooks, Riley Min Miller Elementary: Jennifer Laari*, Cailin Lawlor, Alivia Yates Pearson Elementary: Avery Armistead*, Marcella Lutz, Claire Wahl Pierce Elementary: Lainey Maynard*, Logan Pribble, Taavi Risinger Ritchie Elementary: James Beauchamp*, William Sheedy, Isabella Suddarth Smith Elementary: Leigh Bieger, Tristan Bryant*, Miles Karner Thompson Elementary: Jairo Contreras*, Miguel Flores*, Eliana Hunter Walter Elementary: Olivia Arey, Emmet Price, Anna Snyder* Auburn Middle School: Shannon Anderson*, Melody Harlan*, Claire Pettingill* Cedar Lee Middle School: Bryar Laine*, Caylin Navarro*, Aaron Putman Marshall Middle School: Georgia Grady*, JoJo Seiler*, Wyatt Shaw* Taylor Middle School: Adriana Escamilla, Davyn Guskiewicz, Shelby Kaye* Warrenton Middle School: Elaine Cayton, Htetarkar Lin*, Max Marier


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In 2020, choose to spread Joy It’s the time of year where we think of hope … hope for a new year and whatever it brings. I recently had to fast (not voluntarily, because I love food, but rather, out of necessity). I came to the realization through the days of deprivation that what I look for and need is Joy. Now, this isn’t the new gadget, new seasonal cup of coffee, new car joy. The kind of Joy I’m talking about only comes from giving -- and in particular, unexpected giving. Of course, this doesn’t have to be money. It can be time, and we all have that. How can you find joy through fasting? Well I probably didn't, but it focused my thoughts on what is most important in life; giving Joy is right at the top of the list. Why don't people choose to spread Joy? In the world we live in, many people believe it’s more important to be right, or to win. Sometimes, spreading Joy means the reverse of that. It means making yourself vulnerable and forgoing the perfect Facebook image of yourself. Once you shed the trappings of what other people think of who you are and what you look like, spreading Joy becomes easier. Giving provides the kind of Joy that – like the new car smell -- doesn’t go away. I think many of us believe we can buy our way to Joy with the next vacation, the next major purchase. But we can’t. When we offer Joy to others, we receive more Joy in return. (It’s a strange concept, I know, but it’s true.) As a Christian, I’m challenging myself, my family and my community to step up, step out and create Joy wherever you can. How you do this is giving up to give back. (We all know how; sometimes we just choose not to.) Give up the cup of coffee every day or whatever else you can, choose to live more simply. You can choose to give back to the person pulling food out of a grocery store dumpster, a child whose parents are unable to care for them, an older (experienced) person who may need snow shoveled off a sidewalk. You can choose to donate money to a cause you have never given to before … everyone can do something. Let’s make 2020 the year of Joy. Do it without expecting a pat on the back to do it. We should do it because it’s the right thing to do. Let’s get busy. Editor’s note: We left this guest editorial unsigned at the request of the writer, a member of the community who wrote to us: “I’m not signing this because it’s not about me. It’s about all of us doing the job of spreading Joy.”

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The new Board of Supervisors at its first meeting on Jan. 14, 1960. Seated, from left are W. Hunter deButts (Scott District), James Gulick (Cedar Run), Chairman J. D. McCarty (Marshall); James Austin (Center) and John Stone (Lee). Standing are Clerk of the Board Harvey Pearson and Commonwealth’s Attorney Charles Stone.

FAUQUIER FLASHBACKS FROM THE FAUQUIER TIMES 75 Years Ago Jan. 4, 1945 George W. Dickerson, son of Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Dickerson, Warrenton, has been promoted from captain to major in the crack 24th Infantry Division, conquerors of the Leyte Valley. He has been awarded the coveted Combat Infantry Badge, and saw service in Hawaii, Alaska, New Guinea and Leyte Island. Walter P. Chrysler Jr. has purchased from Capt. A. Townsend Winmill the lot located on the corner of Culpeper and Lee streets, which includes the town parking lot, and runs back to South Fifth Street (today’s Second Street). It is improved with two buildings, one now occupied by The House Shop, and the other by the Virginia Horsemen’s Association. Bladen T. Dulany of Haymarket, son of Mrs. C. C. Dulany, and Miss Christine L. Dunavant of Elaine, Arkansas, were married on Friday, Dec. 22, 1944 by Father Comaskey. 50 Years Ago Jan. 1, 1970 The Marshall Junior High School was taken out of the county school system Saturday when fire destroyed one wing and severely damaged another. The 300 eighth and ninth grade pupils – who are on their Christmas-New Year holiday -will be reassigned to Fauquier High School when classes resume on Jan. 5. Superintendent Ryland Dishner said that currently no one had any idea how the fire started. Seaman John P. Middleton III,

son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Middleton Jr. of The Plains, is home for a seven-day leave. He has just completed eight months serving on the USS Mazama, an ammunition carrier, off the coast of Vietnam. A roundup of people photographed working over Christmas included Company 6 Rescue Squadmen A. B. Costello, John Utz and Truman Moore; Fauquier County Sheriff’s Deputies Albert Jeffries, Phil Bailey and Charles Digges; County Jailer Stanley Hall; nursing home employee Mrs. Sally Wells; Warrenton Town Officer Howard C. Peyton Jr.; and Mr. and Mrs. John Gray at Gray’s Cash & Carry. 25 Years Ago Jan. 4, 1995 Dr. Joseph E. Penn, pastor at First Baptist Church in Warrenton since 1976, died Dec. 29. Dr. Penn, 78, came to Warrenton in 1975, when he first accepted the post of pastor at First Baptist Church. Anne C. Nelson, chair of the church board, said Dr. Penn refused to be installed until he could prove he had something to offer. One of his most notable local accomplishments was the establishment of the Family Life Center in the church, which serves the entire Warrenton community. Midland resident Serf Guerra, a member of the library board and a one-time unsuccessful candidate for the school board, has won the Lee District Planning Commission seat. The Board of Supervisors appointed Guerra, 68, to replace former commission chairman Mike Molloy. -Compiled by John T. Toler


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A fable for us all Many of us read animal fables to our children and grandchildren. But some, like “The Scorpion and the Frog,” are perhaps a bit too intense for childhood consumption. In this version, the frog is tricked by the scorpion into carrying him across the river on its back. But, midway over, the scorpion stings the frog and dooms them both to death. John Malcom’s “The Scorpion and the Tortoise” is similar, but, in this instance, the tortoise survives because it is protected by its shell. The tortoise says, “If it had not been for the armor which God has given me, I should have been stung to death.” To which, the scorpion replies, “Blame me not. It is not my fault; it is that of my nature.” Its allegorical relevancy is striking. Like the tortoise, we have armor that protects us from political harm. Another name for that armor is the Constitution. It lays out the balance of power through a concept of “separation of powers,” a system of “checks and balances,” and the principles of “due process” and the “rule of law.” It was written by man but receives at least partial inspiration from man’s religious ideals and values. In the creation of the Constitution, and at other pivotal moments throughout American history, our religious principles have provided the necessary moral guidance. But, in other instances, we have committed grievous errors; primarily as a result of deviating from the path of moral authority. The Constitution is our bulwark against our worst inclinations; and if we ever fail to defend it, then would-be despots will seek to circumvent it. Such is the case today. Our president believes that the Constitution gives him unlimited power without accountability. This is false. The president took an oath to defend the Constitution and is accountable to Congress were he ever to break it. Many regard our president as an amoral person who is unfit for office. Even if true, however, these perceptions do not justify removing a duly elected president. The following does. The president ABUSED the

official powers of his office to extort a foreign country to investigate a domestic political rival for personal gain. Subsequently, knowing the facts of the matter were going to reach Congress, the President took steps to cover up his misdeeds and OBSTRUCT Congress from discovering the truth. The preponderance of evidence confirms the president’s intent and actions. What he did is clear. What he did blatantly violates the Constitution. The President’s conduct should surprise no one. He will exploit anyone’s fears or weaknesses to leverage control for his own personal self-interests. Towards this end, he employs nefarious implements from his tool box of corruption. He has acquired these tools over a lifetime of self-dealing and their habitual utilization has permanently shaped his character. The scorpion stings the tortoise midway in crossing the river because it simply can’t help itself. So it is with our president; it is in his nature. Most of us do not seek the weaknesses in others in order to corrupt them; rather, we seek the good in order to share in the fellowship of man. In a Luke Bryan country western hit, the lyric professes, “I believe this world ain’t half as bad as it looks. I believe most people are good.” Most of us, in our hearts, know this to be true; most people are honest, decent and caring. But most of us, in our heads, also know that the inverse is true; some of the world is as bad as it is depicted, and some people are as bad as they seem. Some are dishonest, amoral and without empathy. We must not be fooled by those who exhibit such character faults. The tortoise at first believed the scorpion, but when its actions proved otherwise the tortoise shunned the scorpion and thanked God for its armor. And so it must be with us. We must shun the deceiver who would harm us and be thankful for the many blessings given us. And beyond gratitude, we must also seek the good that resides in each of us. For, it is only through this inherent good that we will persevere, and our nation will be healed. This is our true nature.

In agreement with letter on term limits In reference to the short but pertinent article titled: "Elected officials need term limits" (Fauquier Times, Dec. 25 Opinion Page): It is very popular with me to have term limits for all elected officials, including Congress! Now wouldn't that be nice. NANCY ANDERSON Warrenton


Paid sick leave should be the standard As a former public school elementary classroom teacher, I vividly remember children coming to school sick with a fever, and as I took the child immediately to the school nurse, I was upset that a parent would not keep their child home. As a parent myself, I would have simply taken a sick day and stayed home with my child. It was later that I learned the reason in most cases was that if a parent did not show up at the fast food restaurant or construction site, they would not get paid, and then they could not afford to pay all of their monthly household bills. Workers and parents shouldn’t have to make such choices. People get sick – it is part of life. All workers, and all parents, need paid sick days. In Virginia, 41 percent

of private-sector workers, that’s 1.2 million workers, have no paid sick days or paid time off. This is a relatively simple problem to address. Sen. Barbara Favola, D-31st, and Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-31st, have introduced bills to establish a paid sick day standard in Virginia. The bills would allow workers to earn up to five paid sick days per year, earned at the rate of one hour for every 30 worked. Businesses with five or fewer employees would be exempt from the requirement, but hopefully many would adopt the standard, given its reasonableness. Paid sick days is a standard in every other industrialized nation in the world. Let’s make it a standard in Virginia.


A response to the Dec. 25 editorial on gas pipelines through Fauquier County The nicest thing I can say about natural gas is, it’s not propane, which the residents of my rural neighborhood (Suffield Meadows) are forced to use to heat their homes. Natural gas lines do not come into this 112-residence community, just four miles out of town. Any increase in the availability of natural gas to Virginia residents in areas where propane is now used to heat homes can only be a positive, not a negative. As a recent transplant to Virginia from Arizona and used to low energy costs and where natural gas was abundantly available, I was appalled by the $400 to $500 a month I was spending in the winter to heat my Warrenton home with propane. After my first Virginia winter of paying for propane, I sought another energy alternative. I installed a pellet stove in the space that was formerly occupied by my propane burning fireplace, turned off my propane furnace, and now use the pellet stove to heat my house. I spend half of what I did with LPG gas. However, if natural gas were suddenly available in my neighborhood, I would use fewer pellets. I too am concerned about global warming and prefer to use a renewable source for my energy needs. The fact of the matter is that such

renewable energy sources are not readily available at a reasonable cost (aside from my pellets) here in Warrenton. In your editorial, you mentioned the environmental hazards, explosions and leaks associated with the transport of natural gas hundreds of miles in pipelines. As with natural gas, stored propane tanks also leak and explode causing death and injury. Common sense tells me individual propane storage tanks (and there are thousands in rural Virginia backyards), all in various degrees of deterioration and maintenance, present a far greater safety hazard than Dominion Energy and its partners, who have uniform policies on the burying and maintenance of natural gas pipelines. Should we expand the use of renewable energy sources and diminish the use of fossil fuels? Indeed we should, but what do we do in the meantime to stay warm and not go broke heating our homes? Clearly, the answer is to use the cheapest and most available energy source available now. If that means increasing the use of fossil fuels until more renewable energy sources become available and affordable, then —so be it.


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Recalling America’s first impeachment, 1868 By John Toler

Associate Editor

When the U.S. Congress returns from its holiday on Jan. 6, it will have to come up with a way to break the impasse surrounding the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. The 2019 impeachment by the House of Representatives and the trial that will follow in the Senate won’t be a simple constitutional exercise, as was shown in the first impeachment more than 150 years ago.  In an article published in the March 22, 1956, edition of The Fauquier Democrat, staff writer M. Louise Evans recalls being given two tickets to the 1868 impeachment of President Andrew Johnson from her cousin, Miss Cora Franklin.  Evans understood that the tickets to the Senate impeachment vote were once the property of Mrs. Carrie Fahnstock, whose husband, an Army officer serving in Washington, D.C., had been given the tickets. Miss Franklin was also a cousin of Mrs. Fahnstock.  “No doubt, in their day, the tickets might have commanded any amount of money,” noted Evans. Johnson was the first U.S. president to face impeachment, and Evans recalled the dramatic events leading to it more than 150 year ago.  “Shortly after the Civil War, when Johnson was made president following the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, he and congress did not see eye-to-eye,” wrote Evans. “When his Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton refused to resign and was suspended by the President, public opinion ran so heavily against Johnson that the House of Delegates adopted a resolution of impeachment by a tremendous vote.”  The process began in the House on Feb. 24, 1868, with the charge that Johnson had committed “high crimes and misdemeanors,” as described in the U.S. Constitution. There were 11 individual charges, the primary offense being Johnson’s violation of the Tenure of Office Act, passed by Congress in March 1867 over Johnson’s veto.  The Act had been specifically passed to protect Secretary Stanton, but Johnson removed him from office while Congress was out of session and appointed Gen. U.S. Grant to serve briefly as interim Secretary of War.  When Congress was back in session, Johnson then attempted to put in Brevet Maj. Gen. Lorenzo Thomas, Adjutant General of the Army as Secretary of War. Thomas, a Johnson loyalist, had a bitter history with Stanton, who forced him to take an

PRESIDENT ANDREW JOHNSON First American president to be impeached

SEN. EDMUND G. ROSS His vote changed the outcome

SECRETARY EDWIN M. STANTON Targeted by Johnson for replacement

assignment far from Washington during the Civil War, after Thomas was involved in a conspiracy that questioned Gen. William Sherman’s sanity and fitness to serve.

The Senate votes

The House formally adopted the articles of impeachment on March 2 to 3, 1868, and forwarded them to the U.S. Senate for adjudication.  The trial in the Senate began on March 6, 1868, presided by Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase. Two months later, the Senate failed to convict Johnson on any of the articles. The vote was 35 to 19 in favor of conviction, falling one vote short Ticket to President Johnson’s Senate impeachment trial in March 1868. of the required 2/3 majority necessary.  A 10-day recess was called, and on May 26, 1868, the Senate voted to convict Johnson on additional articles, but this vote also fell short, 35-19. The trial was then adjourned.  According to Evans, an article written by John F. Kennedy in the March 1956 edition of Reader’s Digest noted that it was Sen. Edmund G. Ross of Kansas who held out the one vote that would have changed the outcome.  “This was in spite of all kinds of pressure and facing the worst that might befall any politician,” wrote Evans. Although Johnson was not convicted by the Senate and removed from office, the process had important implications relative to the balCartoon in Harper’s Weekly published during the impeachment trial depicts ance of federal legislative and execSecretary of War Stanton aiming cannon labeled “Congress” at President utive powers. Andrew Johnson and Gen. Lorenzo Thomas, his choice to replace Stanton. It continued the principle that Congress could not remove a pres- tion of the office but demonstrated oversight.  Contact John Toler at jtoler@fauident simply because it disagreed the limits of presidential influence over issues of policy or administra- and the importance of congressional



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What’s happening at the Fauquier Historical Society? Staff Reports Members of the Fauquier Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 30. In addition to FHS members, the Fauquier community is welcome to attend the annual meeting, to meet members of the board and museum staff as they discuss the last year and present goals for 2020. There will also be a special speaker presentation. This event is free and will be held on the second floor of the PATH Foundation building, 321 Walker Drive, Warrenton. Light refreshments will be served.

Change at the top

It was announced in early December that president Yakir M. Lubowsky will resign as president of the Fauquier Historical Society. In his last annual letter, Lubowsky stated, “I am in my tenth year at the helm of this wonderful organization and have decided that

a change in the wheelhouse for 2020 will be good both for the captain and for our steady-going vessel.” Labowsky thanked the board and staff for their continued support throughout his tenure. He also thanked the community for its generous support. As a nonprofit, the society relies on donations to help the museum meets its current needs while exploring opportunities for the future. “Leading this important local institution has been a singular honor, and the related experiences have enriched and enlightened me. It has been my great pleasure to serve with 36 board members during my tenure -- and I’ve gained something from all of them. Also, each of the five very different museum executive directors during this period (one an interim) was an able professional and advanced the museum in continuing ways,” said Lubowsky.

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will be Saturday, Jan. 18 1 to 3 p.m. The Afro-American Historical Association presents a celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s birthday Saturday, Jan. 18, from 1 to 3 p.m. The event includes a concert presented by the MLK choir, under the direction of Pastor Lemuel Montgomery of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church in Amissville. The 20- to 30-member choir includes members of several area churches. The event is free and will be held at the Afro-American Historical Association, 4243 Loudoun Ave., The Plains. Contact: 540-253-7488.


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Just for fun as we enter 2020… …what was happening (on the lighter side) 50 years ago in January 1970? • Walter Cronkite ends hosting his weekly documentary. • Paul McCartney announces the split of the Beatles. They hold their last recording session at EMI studios. • Soap opera “All My Children” premieres on ABC. • Farmers sue Max Yasgur for $35,000 in damages caused by Woodstock. • The Minnesota Vikings beat the Cleveland Browns 27-7 in the NFL Championship. • The Kansas City Chiefs beat the Minnesota Vikings 23-7 in Super Bowl IV held in New Orleans at Tulane Stadium. • 357 baseball players are available in the free-agent draft. • Sporting News names Willie Mays as Player of the Decade for the 1960s. • “M*A*S*H,” directed by Robert Altman, starring Donald Sutherland and Elliott Gould is released. • “Bridge over Troubled Water,” fifth and final studio album by Simon & Garfunkel is released. • Movie rating system modified “M” rating to “PG” • Terry Bradshaw from Louisiana Tech is first pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in NFL draft. Source:






The Kettle Run wrestling team placed third with five gold medals at Saturday’s Fauquier and Liberty renew their basWoodgrove Invitational. Matt McLaughlin (126 pounds), Collin Kinkaid (132), ketball rivalry in a doubleheader Friday Alec Farewell (138), Devin Bean (152) and Jacob Wirick (220) won their weights. at FHS. Girls at 6 p.m., boys at 7:30.


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KEEP HITTING, MR. DOYLE! The Fauquier Times lists its Top 20 sports stories of 2019

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Former Kettle Run star Brenton Doyle, 21, became the highest-ever drafted county athlete in any sport when the Colorado Rockies selected him in the fourth round of the Major League Baseball draft. The college Division II All-American at Shepherd University had a red-hot summer with the Rockies’ rookie affiliate Grand Junction, hitting .383 with eight home runs, 33 RBI and 17 stolen bases. The 2016 KRHS grad reports to spring training camp with the Rockies in Scottsdale, Arizona, in February. He’s expected to next play with the Asheville (N.C.) Tourists in the Class A South Atlantic League.

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The three county wrestling programs combined for unprecedented success in February’s Class 4 state tournament. Each school had a state champion in Mason Barrett (Liberty, 106 pounds), Alex Smith (Kettle Run, 138) and Sam Fisher (Fauquier, 182). A junior, Smith became Kettle Run’s first wrestling titlist. A sophomore, Barrett became the Eagles’ fourth state champion. A junior, the 182-pound Fisher won his third state title in a row after winning 160 as a freshman and 170 as a sophomore. Liberty placed third as a team to tie its all-time best finish, while Kettle Run posted its best-ever with a fourth. Fauquier, the Northwestern District and Region C titlist, was sixth in the state.

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The Liberty field hockey team shredded its record book en route to its first-ever district regular-season and tournament crowns. The Eagles started 18-0 for the most wins and longest winning streak in county field hockey history. They finished 18-2 as the Region D runner-up and advanced to the state tournament for the first time since 2002, falling to defending champion Chancellor in the quarterfinals. Junior Daphne Daymude tallied a school-record 35 goals and was named Northwestern District Player of the Year, Region D Player of the Year and first team all-state. Jordan Cabanban was second-team all-state.


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Fauquier senior Patrick Atwell won three state track titles as a senior and set two state Class 4 track records. In February, the Falcon won the indoor 500-meter dash crown in one minute, 4.34 seconds, the second fastest time in the country. He also was part of the gold medal 1,600-meter relay unit. He scorched the field in May to add the outdoor 400 title to his larder, finishing in 47.66. Both times set new state marks. He is running on scholarship at Virginia Tech.

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Sophomore Gabby Brisbin had eight goals as the Highland girls lacrosse team, playing on its home field in Warrenton, won its fourth consecutive VISAA Division II state title with a 21-11 win over Cape Henry. The Hawks went 20-0 and are 70-1 since 2016. Kayla Soltys and Abby Soltys had four goals each in the final.

The Highland girls soccer team went 14-1-2 and overpowered Nansemond Suffolk 5-1 in the VISAA D-II final thanks to goals by Molly Petronzio, Carolyn Treuting, Alexis Conlin and Caroline Lawson (two).

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As the year ended, Liberty junior Sam Rodman held the nation’s fastest time in the indoor 1,000-meter run at two minutes, 29.66 seconds. He set the mark at Liberty University Dec. 21 one week after recording the No. 2 ranking. Rodman is coming off a Northwestern District cross country gold medal, adding sixth in the region and 10th in the state.


Highland registered its first-ever girls basketball state title with a workmanlike 43-35 win over Miller School in the VISAA Division II state final. Kayla Soltys scored 16 points and sister Abby Soltys 11 as the Hawks went 21-5 and ended Miller’s run of six in a row.

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Liberty hired youthful Travis Buzzo, 25, as its new football coach. The Eagles went 10-0, won the Northwestern District, eliminated Loudoun County in the region quarterfinals, then fell to Tuscarora in the region semis to finish 11-1. Buzzo is a 2012 LHS grad who played for his father Tommy, an Eagle legend who went 89-24 in 10 years as coach.

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The Kettle Run baseball team made the state Class 4 baseball tournament See TOP 20, page 14



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The Fauquier Times lists its Top 20 sports stories of 2019 See TOP 20, page 14 for the second time in school history. Zach Ewald and Dan Dispanet combined on five-hitter as the No. 3-seeded Cougars won the Northwestern District championship game over No. 1 seed Sherando 3-0, then eliminated Loudoun County 2-0 in the Region C semifinals as ace Joe Vogatsky retired 16 of the last 17 batters. The Cougars lost the region final to Riverside 5-4, and state quarters to Liberty Christian Academy, 11-0, to finish 15-10.

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The first and only Fauquier County product to play in the NFL, offensive lineman Wyatt Teller, 25, was traded from the Buffalo Bills to the Cleveland Browns in August and started the final nine games at right guard, playing 100 percent of the Browns’ snaps. The 6-foot-4, 314-pounder graduated from Liberty in 2013.

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Two former Fauquier track stars had top-notch springs for D-1 schools. Dominique Johnson, a senior at James Madison, won the Colonial Athletic Association discus championship at 167 feet, seven inches. She is the first JMU thrower to win the event since 1992. George Mason’s Tyler Benson was part of a

1,600-meter relay that advanced to the NCAA championship semifinals. He ran the first leg in the silver medal Eastern Region. George Mason also won the Atlantic-10 400 relay.

277 runners, she averaged 5:36 per mile to win by 18 seconds. She’s a graduate of Westover School in Middlebury, Connecticut.

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In April, the Virginia Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association selected Kettle Run’s Paul Frye as the state’s top Class 3/4 athletic administrator of the year. Kettle Run’s only AD since opening in 2008, Frye joins former Fauquier AD Allen Creasy as a winner. Creasy won in 2011 for the then-Group AA award. In June Fauquier named Mark Ott as director of student activities to replace Mark Holmes.

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The Kettle Run boys lacrosse squad downed Fauquier, 18-6, to claim its second consecutive Region B crown. Both teams advanced to the Class 4 quarterfinals where they lost to Loudoun County teams. Kettle Run finished 14-3, Fauquier was 11-5.

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American Legion Post 72’s baseball team returned to the state tournament for the first time since 1986 and earned the second-place trophy.

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Former Falcon soccer star Caity Ashley finished in the top two percent of female runners in the prestigious Boston Marathon. The 2013 FHS grad completed the hallowed course in three hours, three minutes, 45 seconds for 246th out of 12,000 –plus female runners.

Fauquier football, under new coach Karl Buckwalter, ended a 13-game losing skid with a 32-0 home win over Brentsville. Later, the Falcons knocked off Kettle Run for the first time in six years. The Falcons finished 4-6.

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Orlean resident Parley Hannan of Ithaca College won the NCAA Division III women’s cross country title in 20:53.8 on Nov. 23. In a field of

Emily Yergin, a former all-state soccer player at Kettle Run, finished her four-year career at Shenandoah



University either first or tied for first in seven career offensive categories. Included are most goals (61), most points (14) and most game-winning goals (15). She also earned first-team all-Old Dominion Athletic Conference honors for the fourth time.

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A host of county residents joined Division I programs to continue their careers. Michigan football signee Blake Corum was Maryland’s Gatorade Player of the Year for his play at St. James Academy, while Fauquier senior wrestler and three–time state champion Sam Fisher signed with national power Virginia Tech. Signees already competing in college include Fauquier’s Patrick Atwell (Virginia Tech, track) and Jules Oravec (Central Arkansas, beach volleyball), Liberty’s Kinsley Lewis (Radford, basketball) and Morgan Hatcher (Norfolk State, softball), Highland’s Kate Soltys (Mercer, lacrosse) and Joe DeBardi (Mount St. Mary’s, baseball) and Kettle Run’s Caitlyn Adair (UNC-Wilmington, swimming). Former Liberty girls basketball star Makaela Kestner transferred from South Florida to Liberty. Former Liberty offensive linemen Julian Sams and R.J. Proctor shined on national TV. Sams was starting left guard for a Kent State football team that beat Utah State 51-41 in the Frisco Bowl for the school’s first bowl win. Proctor started at left tackle for Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship win over Baylor and in the college football semifinal loss to LSU.

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TOP 10 HORSE STORIES OF 2019 The 2019 horse season was characterized by news, history and accomplishment by local equestrians. Betsy Burke Parker looks at 10 of the top stories.

No. 1: Changes at Upperville Longtime Upperville Colt and Horse Show manager Tommy Lee Jone, quit after the 2019 event in June, but has come back on board as Operations Oversight to new show director Emily Day. The 167th renewal of the nation’s oldest horse show is June 1-7. No. 2: 100 years of pony power The oldest pony show in the nation, the Warrenton Pony Show, celebrated its 100th anniversary June 26-30. The event, entirely run by a junior committee, returns June 24-28. No. 3: All hail Andi’Amu Illinois-based Ballybristol Farm’s Andi’amu won the Virginia Gold Cup in May, then, was crowned National Steeplechase Association timber champion. A consistent season produced more than $115,000 in earnings. No. 4: ‘Billy and Blaze’ filming Director-producer Cynthia Erkel says the “Billy and Blaze” major-release film will be released this spring. The pivotal horse show scene filmed last year at the Warrenton Horse Show grounds, providing the key component of the movie trailer that won Best In Show at

Andu’amu won the 2019 Virginia Gold Cup and went on earn timber honors FILE PHOTOS

the Equus Film Festival in December. No. 5: Colonial Downs is back Thoroughbred racing returned to Colonial Downs for a short meet this summer, with expanded dates planned for a summer turf festival in 2020. No. 6: Now open, Meetze Station Park The trails at the new Meetze Station Park east of Warrenton are open for riding. Members of the Fauquier Equestrian Forum can access the trailhead and miles of marked, improved trails. FEF is currently holding a fundraising drive to put up a fence around the park’s new show arena.. No. 7: Big international win Marshall-based jockey Eilihd Grant triggered victory for the U.S. ladies’ team in the Fegentri international racing series

for amateurs. Grant won races in the U.S., France and Turkey to plump the team total. No. 8: Symansky shines at GMI Middleburg rider Lynn Symansky captured the Great Meadow International in August, besting a multi-national field that included Olympic champions. The three-day event returns to The Plains Aug. 20-23. No. 9: Symansky, again Lynn Symansky partnered RF Cool Play to team gold and individual silver at the Pan American Games in Peru in August. The team medal ensured the U.S. berth at this summer’s Olympics in Tokyo. No. 10: Nice riding, Colby Poe Fauquier High freshman Colby Poe claimed top honors in the Junior North American Field Hunter Championship, third member of his family to take the title.

‘Billy and Blaze’ is a 1936 horse novel coming out in a movie this year. Some filming was done in Warrenton.

Caroline Pennington rides in the Warrenton Pony Show, which celebrated its 100th year.



Fauquier Times | January 1, 2020

Behind the badge ‘A Century of Keeping the Peace’ chronicles Fauquier’s sheriffs

Harry F. Burroughs III is at Panera Bread in Warrenton to discuss his latest book, “A Century of Keeping the Peace,” dedicated to the men and women of the Fauquier County’s Sheriff’s Office.

By Anita L. Sherman Community Editor

For the past year and a half, Harry F. Burroughs III has been deep in research. “I owe a lot to the newspapers,” said Burroughs who read through old issues of the Fauquier Times-Democrat (renamed to the Fauquier Times) as well as conducting extensive interviews for his most recent book, “A Century of Keeping the Peace.” One book has led to another. When Burroughs finished “The People’s Sheriff” in 2017, chronicling the life and career of Sheriff Bob Mosier, he knew another would follow. In that book, he details not only his personal friendship with Mosier but his professional support for him as an elected official. “Bob Mosier is one of the finest human beings I have ever met and having him as a friend is an honor,” said Burroughs, who campaigned vigorously for Mosier when he first ran for sheriff in 2015 and again for his recent second-term bid. “What I found when I was writing ‘The People’s Sheriff’ was that I couldn’t find a lot of information about Fauquier’s earliest sheriffs,” said Burroughs, speaking most notably of John Quincy Marr, who became the 46th sheriff in the history of Fauquier County in June 1854. Retired in 2015, Burroughs worked for nearly 40 years for several members of Congress, served as the Republican chief of staff of the House Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee, and as the staff director of the Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Fisheries, Wildlife and Oceans. A lifelong Republican and admitted “political animal,” Burroughs decided to start writing for himself after years of composing briefs, reports and speeches on Capitol Hill. He hasn’t looked back. “I love history,” said Burroughs, “and there are some great stories to share.” While predominantly focused on Fauquier’s sheriffs through the decades, Burroughs couldn’t help but add challenging, interesting and fun facts about what other folks and events were going on in the county during those administrations. He notes in this book that since 1914, seven men have served as sheriff. “They kept the peace during two world wars, prohibition, the Great Depression, two regional conflicts, 9/11 and the Opiate Crisis,” writes Burroughs of W. Stanley Woolf (1914-1947), Samuel S. Hall Jr., (1948-1970), Luther Cox (1970-1983), Ashby W. Olinger (19841991), Joseph Higgs Jr., (1992-2003), Charlie Ray Fox Jr., (2004-2015) and Robert W. Mosier (2016 – 2023). Fauquier has had its share of grisly murders and violence – many are described in Burroughs’ book along with heartwarming stories about good


deeds and funny mishaps – like a notorious peach run from Marshall to Rappahannock County, where fresh fruit left one county and returned a refreshing libation. A memorable moment for Sheriff Sam Hall was when two thieves stole about $5,000 worth of property from Tom Frost’s garage. They were apprehended in California and Hall had his first trip on an airplane to retrieve them. Hall was thrilled when Sheriff Eugene Biscailuz referred to him at a press conference as the Sheriff of Virginia and offered to pay for all his meals and lodging. Hall served as sheriff for 23 years. “I’ve got the good and bad in here,” said Burroughs, fondly reminiscing about Dorothy Rust, who worked at Highland, and was named one of the Fauquier Times “Citizens of the Year.” She, along with others like Gail Barb, have served the county for decades. Burroughs said of Rust, “her whole interest was in helping people.” Burroughs laughed recalling one practice that Sheriff Sam Hall had in the 1940s, long after prohibition had ended. “He was an avowed teetotaler …and would confiscate alcohol, smash it against one of the buildings in town and let it run down the street and into the drains,” said Burroughs, adding that apparently some citizens would take the opportunity for a few licks. Burroughs is particularly proud of his recent work. “I believe this is my best book in terms of research,” said Burroughs who said the book is

currently available on Amazon. “I may put it on Kindle at some point,” he added, “and I may approach the Fauquier Historical Society about carrying some copies there.” “I like lists,” said Burroughs with a grin, “I find them interesting.” At the end of his book, he includes listings for the Fauquier Times-Democrat Citizens of the Year since 1975, mayors of Warrenton since 1852, commonwealth’s attorneys since 1903 and clerks of the court since 1881, to name a few. The heartfelt foreword to Burroughs’ book is written by Lora Mackie Jenkins, the wife of Warren Lee Jenkins, a former chief deputy, who served the county for 35 years. Jenkins died in 2012 and was given a glorious final send off by then-Sheriff Charlies Ray Fox. Burroughs’ other books include: “My Life on Capitol Hill: Five Decades Working in the People’s House,” “The National Wildlife Refuge System: History, Laws and Abuses of Power,” “The Congressman for All of Alaska, and “The People’s Sheriff.” Harry is a member of the Marshall Writing Group. “It’s a great group. We share information and we read and critique each other’s work,” said Burroughs, who has no plans to stop writing. You can reach Harry Burroughs at hburroughs1977@ Reach Anita Sherman at asherman@fauquier. com


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Time to take a leap Verdun Adventure Bound offers a fresh perspective for the New Year from the top of a 40-foot tower By Aimee O’Grady

Special to the Fauquier Times

What better way to start the holiday break than spend an afternoon outside challenging yourself to find new limits? On Dec. 23, Verdun Adventure Bound hosted the grand opening of its 630-foot parallel zip lines on the 55acre campus in Rixeyville. More than 130 people, ages 6 and older, registered for the ride while Verdun staff ran the zip lines for more than six hours. After scaling the 40-foot climbing wall, climbers rested on a platform, securely clipped in, for their turn on the zip line. Verdun staff carefully explained the safety harnesses and reviewed the unclipping procedure for when the ride was over. Guests who wanted to skip the climb and head straight for the zip line needed to scale a 40-foot wobbly ladder resting on one side of the wall. Once clipped in and standing on the ledge, the gentle sway of the tower served as a reminder of its height. If the climb or ladder wasn’t deemed the hardest part, taking that step off the secure platform certainly was. But reassurance from Verdun staff made it less frightening. Sailing through the air, zippers soared through the campus and over the creek before gently making their way back toward the tower, coming to rest in the middle of an open field where more Verdun staff guided zippers off the line.

The sun shone brightly for hours on the eve of Christmas Eve while guests enjoyed hot chocolate, hayrides and food from Divine Swine and warmed themselves by fire pits set throughout the property. Eager climbers waited for their turn by bouldering on the four-sided climbing walls adjacent to the taller rock wall or enjoyed walks throughout the campus. Verdun will run the zip lines yearlong, along with the rest of the challenge course. Families are welcome to schedule a team-building event with friends. Another early Christmas present for the Rixeyville facility was announced Dec. 20. Verdun received a substantial gift from founder Dr. David Snyder and his wife Aileen Snyder. The couple donated nearly 12 acres with improvements to enlarge the nonprofit's campus to almost 67 acres. Verdun Adventure Bound facilities cover 55-plus acres of natural habitat that are ideal for groups seeking team building in an outdoor educational and adventure experiences. VAB may be reserved for use by a variety of groups: church youth groups to youth and adult retreats (excellent in preparation of sacraments); scouting; youth sports teams; adult sports teams; schools, classrooms to entire school team building; civic organizations including chamber of commerce; corporate organizations. Visit for more information.


Spanish foreign exchange student, Alba, takes her turn on the 630-zip line.

Wishing you and your family beautiful moments, treasured memories, and all the blessings a heart can know for the New Year!

What’s the buzz? Beekeepers to host beginners course Staff Reports The Northern Piedmont Beekeepers Association will again host a seven-week course for those interested in becoming beekeepers. Classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Verdun Adventure Bound in Rixeyville. The meetand-greet event for students will be held Sunday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Verdun. Texts, handouts and a one-year membership in NPBA are included in the course fee of $100 per per-

son or family. Pre-registration is required. Registration is open, class size is limited and fills quickly each year. The instructor is renowned honeybee expert Ann Harman. Important class information and the registration form are available at or by contacting Karen Hunt at or 540-937-4792. NPBA is an all-volunteer, nonprofit organization serving Fauquier, Culpeper, Rappahannock, Orange and Madison counties.

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Fauquier Times | | January 1, 2020

Live Music & Entertainment

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Hiroya Tsukamoto – Jan. 10 Dec. 31 Randoll Rivers Live at Gloria’s: 7 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. Bring in the New Year at Gloria’s for an Old Town Warrenton celebration with multi-awardwinning Elvis Presley tribute artist, Randoll Rivers & the Rivers Edge Band. Music starts at 7 p.m. with a variety of surprise musical guests and entertainers, followed by the Randoll Rivers Band live on stage starting at 10 p.m. Celebration begins at 7 p.m. with food, refreshments, and cash bar available. Tickets are $25 and seating is limited so advance purchase is highly recommended. Children 12 and under admitted free with a parent or guardian. Visit Contact: 540-347-7484. Delaplane Live on the Taproom Stage: 5 to 8 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu by Roaming Coyote. Contact 540-347-4777.

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Jan. 10

“The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later:” 7:30 p.m., 6507 Main St., The Plains. Dark Horse Theatre Company’s production looks at the death of Matthew Shepard and the consequences. Held at Grace Episcopal Church in the Plains. This production runs from Jan. 3 through 25 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays with a 2:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, Jan. 11. Tickets are $20 general admission and $15 for students or military members with ID. More information and online tickets at www. Live Music at Northside29: 6 p.m., 5037 Lee Highway, Warrenton. Visit Contact: 540347-3704.

Hiroya Tsukamoto Live at Gloria’s: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance hosts Hiroya Tsukamoto to Gloria's Listening Room. Hiroya Tsukamoto is an innovative guitarist and composer who fuses folk, jazz, and world music. Born and raised in Japan, Tsukamoto headlines concerts throughout the U.S. as well as internationally including Blue Note in NYC and Japanese National Television. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited so advance purchase is highly recommended. Children 12 and under admitted free with a parent or guardian. Visit Contact: 540-347-7484.

Jan. 4 Nick Coons Live at Wort Hog Brewing Company: 4 to 7 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Warrenton. Visit www. Contact: 540-300-2739. Thistle Brothers Live on the Taproom Stage: 5 to 8 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu by Will’s Place. Contact 540-347-4777. 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.

Jan. 11 Brandy Station Company Live at Gloria’s: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. The Gloria Faye Dingus Music Alliance welcomes this band not bound by a particular genre playing bluegrass to rhythm and blues and rock to ragtime. Tickets are $10 and seating is limited so advance purchase is highly recommended. Children 12 and under admitted free with a parent or guardian. Visit Contact: 540-347-7484. Maddi Mae: 4:30 and 6:30 p.m., 8374 W. Main St., Marshall. Johnny Monarch’s double-decker bus hosts Maddi Mae for its inaugural Intimate Evening with the Artist series on Jan. 11. A three-course gourmet dinner will be served as Maddi Mae

Nick Coons – Jan. 4 shares music and stories. Cost is $45/person and reservations are required. Seatings at 4:30 and 6:30 pm. Contact Johnny Monarch’s for reservations at 540-878-3556.

Jan. 18 Thistle Brothers Live on the Taproom Stage: 5 to 8 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewing Company, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu by Will’s Place. Contact 540-347-4777.

Jan. 19 Gay Men’s Chorus: 2 p.m., 105 E. Washington St., Middleburg. For the third year in a row, Middleburg’s Emmanuel Episcopal Church welcomes The Gay Men’s Chorus as part of their At The Parish House performing arts series. The troupe will send their ensemble “Rock Creek Singers” to deliver a variety of pop and show tunes guaranteed to lift spirits. Reservations are recommended but not required (540-687-6297). A free-will donation of $20 is suggested to help cover event costs, but no one will be turned away.

UPCOMING EVENTS SEE ONLINE FOR A COMPLETE LISTING Jan. 1 Happy New Year from the staff of the Fauquier Times and Prince William Times! First Day Hikes at Sky Meadows: 5:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. While the American tradition of celebrating the New Year occurs at midnight on New Year's Eve, other cultures celebrate by enjoying sunrise on New Year's Day. Main gates (on Edmonds Lane) open at 5:30 a.m. Enjoy a hike from the Backcountry Trailhead to enjoy sunrise at one of the overlooks on the Piedmont Overlook Trail, South Ridge Trail or the Ambassador Whitehouse Trail. At 11 a.m., meet park rangers at the Log House for a guided hike as they interpret the stories reflected in the unique landscapes of Sky Meadows State Park. Enjoy light refreshments in the Log House and a tour of historic Mount Bleak House. Dress in layers, wear comfortable shoes, and bring water for the hike. Approximate length of hike is 2 miles. Picnic Area, Lost Mountain and Turner Pond areas will open at 8 a.m. Parking fees are waived for the day. Find out about the photo contest and New Year Challenge here: Contact: 540592-3556.

Jan. 2

Coffee & Conversation at SCSM: On Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, Spiritual Care Support Ministries opens to the community to provide fellowship, encouragement and hope. Light refreshments provided. Visit or call 540-349-5814 for more information.

Jan. 4

Little Scientist Motion Workshop: 2 to 4 p.m., 4133 Rectortown Road, Marshall. Children 2 to 4 years old can discover the world of science through the Little Scientist workshops of discovery. Children will learn about motion while making race cars, planes, and pin wheels. Cost is $15. Register at www.recreation. Contact: 540-422-8580.

Jan. 7

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. Contact Mary Ivie at 703-8877586 or Cassandra Mitchell 410-215-7711 or email

Jan. 8

Ignite Fauquier: 9 to 10 a.m., 33 N. Calhoun St., Warrenton. An alliance of entrepreneurs is helping small business owners “fire up business” at the Warrenton Visitor Center. Meet new people and learn the challenges of businesses and organizations. Following the program, there will also be discussion among attendees. Meets the second Wednesday of every month. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. Warrenton Newcomers Club: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 121 John E. Mann St., Warrenton. Coffee and open house to residents new to the area, recently retired, or newly single within the past five years. Mercy Hall near St. John the Evangelist Church. Contact Chery Bianchi at Cherylbianchi1@comcastnet. 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. $10 a week. Email info@ or call 540-717-9349.

Jan. 9

Diabetes education: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., 200 E. Marshall St., Remington. The Sweet Spot: Diabetes Education for Everyday Living, hosted by Remington Drug. Avoid Diabetic Emergencies. Meets at Remington Fire Hall once monthly through March. Class is free. Visit or call 540-439-3247.

Jan. 16

Warrenton Ruritans: 7 p.m., 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton. All are welcome to monthly meeting of Warrenton Ruritans the third Thursday of each month. Learn more. New members welcome. Contact John Wayland at 540-347-4735.

Jan. 21

Become a Dementia Friend: 9:30 a.m., 321 Walker Drive, Warrenton. Aging Together hosts a free onehour informal session to learn tips on how to identify and help someone with dementia. Held at the PATH Foundation. For more information, contact Ginny Biggs, county resource specialist, at 540-321-3075.

Jan. 26

Sunday Sketch: 2 to 4 p.m., 102 The Plains Road, Middleburg. A free sketching session will be held with artist Leanne Fink. All ages and skill levels welcome. Sketching materials are provided. To RSVP email or call 540687-3542, ext. 4.


Fauquier Times | | January 1, 2020

All the world’s a stage Upcoming auditions for Fauquier Community Theatre 2020 productions Welcome to 2020 with new choices to participate in the arts. Community theatre offers ways for all levels of talent to join in the fun! Fauquier Community Theatre is celebrating its 42nd year of inspiring people of all ages to participate in theatre and enhancing the cultural life of the community. Musicals are some of the most meaningful and fun opportunities to experience. In age order, here is a listing of ways to take center stage as the new year begins.

“Disney’s Frozen, Jr.”

Fauquier Community Theatre has chosen “Disney’s Frozen, Jr.” as its annual youth production for ages 7 to 17. The production is based on the 2018 Broadway musical about Elsa and Anna at three different ages, as they experience the magical land of Arendelle. Other favorites include Sven and Olaf, of course, and the musical includes the songs from the animated film plus five new ones. Auditions for the enchanting musical are on Friday, Feb. 28, from 6 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, Feb. 29, between 9 a.m. and noon, and also 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Pre-registration is required and choice for time slots are available at



Auditions will take place at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 73 Culpeper St., Warrenton. Please note that callbacks will be by invitation only and will take place on Sunday, March 1, between 2 and 5 p.m. Performances for “Disney’s Frozen, Jr.” will be presented on Fridays and weekends between June 13 and June 28. Tickets for reserved seating are available online.

“The Addams Family Young@ Part”

Summer Theatre Camp at Fauquier Community Theatre is two weeks long and this year will result in youth ages 11 to 18 producing the musical “The Addams Family Young@Part.”

Happy New Year to backyard birds

“Jesus Christ Superstar”

Auditions for ages 17 and older for Fauquier Community Theatre’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will take place on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The casting call will take place at the John Barton Payne building, 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton. The 1970’s rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice is based on the Gospel’s last week of Jesus’s life.

Pre-registration for auditions is required at For planning purposes, please note that callbacks will be held by invitation only on Friday, Feb. 28, at 7 p.m. in Warrenton. Performances of “Jesus Christ Superstar” will take place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from May 1 to 17. Tickets for reserved seating are available at Fauquier Community Theatre is a nonprofit that enriches and entertains a range of audiences through a variety of live theatre productions. Cultivating an appreciation of the performing arts, FCT provides rewarding and memorable aesthetic experiences to its participants and audiences alike. “The Arts Lady” monthly column highlights local arts. Smyers holds a master’s degree in arts management from George Mason University and teaches in the program. She is an actress, consultant, and works parttime at Fauquier Community Theatre. Reach her at 800-754-4507 or

Senior Living Made Easy!

By Betsy Burke Parker

Special to the Fauquier Times

Become the most popular bird on the block with these simple to make and oh-so-tasty winter treats Go out on a limb: Make this easy spreadable suet to smear on tree limbs where small birds can peck at it in a protected place. 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup sugar ½ cup flour ¾ cup water 1 cup peanut butter 1 cup lard (fatback or leaf lard) 1 cup raisins In a medium bowl, mix dry ingredients with the water and raisins. Place peanut butter and lard in a small bowl or pan and melt together. Add to the cornmeal mixture and refrigerate for two hours until firm enough to spread. Place big spoonfuls of the mixture on tree branches at varying levels (but not too close to the ground) for different bird species. All natural 'peanut' suet: No fillers or artificial ingredients in this recipe. 2 cups shelled, unsalted peanuts ½ cup raisins 2 to 3 tablespoons cornmeal Process peanuts in a food processor until they’re the consistency of peanut butter. Then add the raisins and process one minute. Add the cornmeal and pulse. Press the mixture into a mold and

The favorite characters created by American cartoonist Charles Addams in 1938, best known from the 1964 television show “The Addams Family” are back, including Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday, Pugsley, and Lurch in this fun wacky musical. The difference is now Wednesday is grown up and is at the center of this musical comedy as she begins dating a boy from a more traditional family than hers. Registration for summer musical camp is open now online at www. Space is limited and early registration is suggested. The Addams Family summer camp will take place July 20 through July 31: Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Performances will be presented on Friday, July 31, and Saturday, Aug. 1. Summer camp and shows will take place at the Vint Hill Theatre on the Green located at 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton.


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Simple homemade suet recipes including peanut butter give a perfect sticky ‘base’ to hold seeds and fruits, all excellent calorie sources for over-wintering birds. chill. Hang in a suet feeder. Tropical treats: Attract woodpeckers, as well as chickadees and nuthatches, with this suet recipe made with coconut. This suet mix won’t melt when it’s warm outside. 1 cup lard (fatback or leaf lard) 1 cup peanut butter 1⁄3 cup coconut 2 ½ cups oats 2 ½ cups cornmeal 1/8th cup each – raisins, nuts, birdseed Melt lard and peanut butter in a pan. Stir in coconut, oats, cornmeal, raisins, nuts and birdseed. Pour mixture into a pan and chill overnight. Cut into squares and wrap in plastic for easy freezer storage. Hang in a suet cage feeder.

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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.

Sunday, Jan. 5 Little Fork Episcopal Church's Visit of The Three Kings: 10 a.m., Since Epiphany, Jan. 6, which marks the three kings’ visit to the baby Jesus falls on a Monday, Little Fork Episcopal Church will celebrate this feast during its Sunday service. Join to mark the end of the Christmas season and to celebrate how all,

even kings, honored the birth of Jesus. Little Fork Episcopal Church is at 16461 Oak Shade Road, Rixeyville. First Sunday Worship Services: Salem Baptist Church and the Rev. Leroy H. Stewart, pastor, invite the community first Sunday Worship Services at 11 a.m. beginning Jan. 5. For more information contact Lillian Walker at 540-347-1883 or the Rev. Leroy H. Stewart, pastor, at Salem Baptist Church is at 4172 Rosstown Road, Marshall.

Places of Worship Grace Episcopal Church • 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

Monday, Jan. 20 31st annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebrations: Monday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m., Highland Rice Theater for the Performing Arts, 597 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Special prelude music by students from Covenant Christian Academy, Vint Hill. The Rev. Dr. King Jr. Choir, under the direction of the Rev. Lemuel Montgomery, will sing. Calling all youths: Submit essays based on the theme by the deadline. Essays will be selected from each grade level through high school. The winning authors will read their essays on stage at the ceremony. Dinner will be served immediately after this celebration at the Mount Zion Baptist Church. All are welcome. Theme: “Injustice is not an option-vote!” Keynote Speaker: The Rev. Dean Nelson, executive director for Human Coalition Action; chairman, Frederick Douglass Leadership Institute, Washington, D.C. Additional Rev. Dr. King Jr. services: Afro-American Historical Association of Fauquier County, 4243 Loudoun Ave., The Plains, Saturday, Jan. 18, 2 p.m. The Rev. Dr. King Jr. Choir will be in concert; and Lord Fairfax Community College, 5480 College St., Warrenton, Monday, Jan. 20, 5:30 p.m. Keynote speaker: Renard Carlos, councilmember, Town of Warrenton.

Ongoing… Prayer meeting: 7 p.m., the first

Get them to the church on time!

Wednesday of the month. Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 33 S. Third St., Warrenton. Contact: Keith McCullough, pastor, 540-347-3735 or visit Join the church for witnessing, testimonials and praising and worshipping the Lord. Food pantry: The Beulah Baptist Church Food Pantry, at Beulah Baptist Church, 3124 Beulah Road, Markham, is open the second and fourth Sundays of the month from 1:30 to 3 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 540-364-2626 or Cecelia Williams at 540-364-2428. Warrenton Women’s Prayer Alliance: 9 to 10 a.m., 276 Cleveland St., Warrenton. Join us every second and fourth Wednesday of the month for prayer, fellowship and short devotional at Trinity Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome. Contact 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: 540-347-1367.

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Kick off the new year with yoga at Old Bust Head Happy New Year! Here are a few things happening in our area that you might find of interest. On Jan. 1 at 6 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewing Company is hosting a Trivia Night. On Jan. 2 from 6 to 8 p.m., OBH is hosting Open Mic Night. Sign up starts at 5:45 p.m. Performers receive a free beer or root beer. On Jan. 4 from 5 to 8 p.m., The Thistle Bros. will be live on the Taproom Stage. And on Jan. 5 from 10 to 11:15 a.m., OBH is hosting a New Year’s Yoga Party. Instructor Patti Bounds will lead this Vinyasa flowstyle yoga class. Tickets are $12 and

Remington VFRD hosts shrimp and oyster dinner Jan. 11 Happy New Year! I can’t believe that we are in the roaring ’20s; break out the flapper dress and the zoot suit! The Bealeton Library will be holding Story Time for 3- to 5-yearold children on Jan. 2 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Parents or caregivers must remain in the children’s area during story time. The Torch Drama Club will present “Godspell” Jan. 3 to 5 in Warrenton. Contact TORCHtickets@gmail. com for prices and details. The Mental Health Association

VEE KREITZ NEW BALTIMORE BROAD RUN 540-347-5140 include a raffle ticket for prizes. For information call 540-347-4777. On Jan. 11, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fauquier County Fire and Rescue and Emergency Management is teaching the class, “Be the Help

PAM VAN SCOY GOLDVEIN 540-379-2026 is planning a Youth Mental Health First Aid class on Saturday, Jan. 11. This eight-hour course will give you the skills to reach out to and give support to adolescents who may need help with substance abuse or other mental health issues. For more information, call Brittany Dwyer at

540-341-8732. The course will be held at the fellowship hall of Remington United Methodist Church. The OWLs will be meeting at the Bealeton Depot on Thursday, Jan. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. All older wiser learners are invited for conversation, fun and games. The theme for January is brain games and trivia. The Remington Volunteer Fire Department will be having an allyou-can-eat Shrimp and Oyster Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 11. Besides steamed shrimp and oysters, hot dogs and bean soup will be offered. Sounds delicious! Tickets are $40 in advance and $50 at the door. The dinner will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will

be hosting Senior Bingo on Monday, Jan. 13. All seniors ages 55 and older are invited to join them at 10 a.m. Everyone is asked to bring a small prize in a gift bag. Mark your calendars for Jan. 18. That is the day for the NRA Firearms Safety Seminar offered by Lock, Stock and Barrel. This will be held at the Sumerduck Ruritan Club from 9 to 11 a.m. There is no cost to attend. Topics covered include: three rules of firearm safety, types of firearms, ammunition types, what to expect at the range and NRA courses that are available. If you are interested in attending, please call Susan or Chris Lyon at 540-402-1904. Have a fantastic week!

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On Jan. 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and Fauquier Falcons Lacrosse is hosting a class for parents, “Hidden in Plain Sight.” This will be held at the Warrenton Police Department. Hidden in Plain Sight is a program to help educate parents on signs of risky behavior. This is a handson learning experience. RSVP to or call 540-422-8664.  There will be ice skating all week at the Northern Fauquier Community Park in Marshall through the weekend, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information call 540-422-8550. Have fun and have a great week!


Ask the Arborist The decline of mature trees is typically caused by a combination of factors. The first is usually long term stress caused by drought, improper soil conditions, construction damage to the root system, or mechanical damage to the trunk. These types of problems force the tree to divert energy away from storage or growth toward overcoming the stress. Then a shorter term, more acute problem develops. It may be a defoliating or boring insects, canker disease, root rot, or severe root damage. A healthy plant can usually overcome these acute problems without severe damage. However, for a plant that has been defending itself against a chronic problem, any of these factors can accelerate decline. The tree, already low on reserves, must increase energy use to defend against the new problem. This takes energy away from the maintenance of chlorophyll in the leaves and the rejuvenation of the fine root system. If conditions are not greatly improved at this point, the tree eventually dies. The period of decline may be short or long depending on the tree species, location and factors involved with the decline. Generally, if a tree has more than 35% to 50% crown dieback as a result of any number of stress factors; it cannot be saved, just prolonged. An accurate diagnosis of factors involved in the decline is the first step toward treatment. Programs that increase root growth are usually very beneficial, however, even with the best care, trees that have greater than 35% to 50% dieback may not respond to treatment. For more information call us at (540) 3642401 or 1-877-Bartlett.

Until Help Arrives” at the Fauquier Hospital Conference Center. This is a free class. The skills you will learn can be used in many situations including active shooter, traffic accidents and accidents at home. To sign up call 540-422-8800 or go to www. On Jan. 18 at 10 a.m., the Vint Hill Craft Winery and Fauquier Wine Council are hosting a four-session Home Winemaking Course. The course is $399 and includes use of winemaking equipment, instruction and two cases of wine that you will make. For information call the winery at 540-351-0000 or email info@

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Marshall VFRD welcomes new chief I would like to congratulate my husband, Eddie Payne, for volunteering as chief of the Marshall Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department for 20 years! He has been a member of the company for 45 years and has been chief for the last 20. Eddie stepped down as chief as of the end of December and I am so very proud of him and his accomplishments. He will still be a member of the company and will always volunteer but has decided that it’s time to let someone else have the reins. Congratulations

Prepare now for winter weather For those who enjoy the water slide at the WARF (800 Waterloo Road), there are special hours in January, from 1 to 5:45 p.m. on Jan. 2, Jan. 3 and Jan. 20. Also, be aware that the WARF’s virtual classes are going to switch to Fitness On Demand, offering more class options and levels. The content is varied, from high-intensity workouts to strength and mobility to stretching and relaxation. The Great Books Discussion Group will meet Monday, Jan. 6, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Warrenton central library (11 Winchester St.). The book under discussion will be

BRENDA PAYNE MARSHALL THE PLAINS 540-270-1795 to Joe Tutt, the new chief of Marshall Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department. You will do great things! Got blood? The American Red Cross Bloodmobile will be at Mar-

ALICE FELTS WARRENTON 540-349-0037 “Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass” by Frederick Douglass. The meeting is free and no registration is required. Christmas tree collection in the town will begin during the week of Monday, Jan 6. Residents should

shall Baptist Church, 4121 Winchester Road, Marshall on Jan. 13, from 2 to 7 p.m. Contact Suzy Neessen at 540-317-3344 for more information or an appointment. Start your new year off right and help save a life. And speaking of starting your new year off right, have you thought about what you can do to help in your community? Maybe your church or your child’s school? Your local fire/ rescue department or a Ruritan/Lions Club? You would be surprised how these organizations need help. Can you carve out a little time to help someone else? It will definitely

make your heart smile! Now, on to some birthday love: Danny Pearson and Darlene Legg on Jan. 2; Mason Van Pelt and Charles “PeeWee” Hunter on Jan. 3; Joyce Johnson, Karen Beavers, Mark Chatelain and Courtney Kraus Willis on Jan. 5, and Charlie Sisson on Jan. 7. Happy anniversary to Hugh and Suzanne Riddle on Jan. 6. I hope that everyone has a safe and happy New Year celebration. I’m hoping I can stay awake long enough to see the ball drop. I’ll let you know how that works for me!

place their trees at the street line by 8 a.m. on Monday. The trees will be placed in a wood chipper so all such items as stands, wire and nails should be removed. Call Public Works at 540-347-1858 for more information. While we have been fortunate to be having some rather mild weather, there is always the chance of snow in the future. Remember that there are some streets in Warrenton that are used as Snow Emergency Routes and it is illegal to park a vehicle on the following during a snow emergency: Alexandra Pike, Blackwell Road, Bear Wallow Road, Broadview Avenue, Culpeper Street, East and West Shirley Avenue, Falmouth

Street, Frost Avenue (Route 211), Lee Highway, Main Street, Waterloo Road, Waterloo Street and Winchester Street. Also, weather in the single digits for several day can make water pipes in your residence vulnerable to freezing. It is important to keep the cold wind from your crawl space or basement by sealing up air leaks with plastic, insulations even cardboard. Also, during such cold times, it is suggested that it may be helpful to leave a trickle of water running, making pipes less likely to freeze. If your pipes freeze, contact the Public Utilities Department by calling 540347-1858 during business hours or 540-347-1100 after hours.

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These property transfers, filed December 19-25, 2019, were provided by the Clerk of the Court in Fauquier County. (Please note that to conserve space, only the first person named as the grantor or grantee is listed. The kind of instrument is a deed unless stated otherwise.) Top Dollar Deal: $1,599,204.85 in Marshall District

Cedar Run District Joyce L. Barber to B. R. Stephens Inc., 1.4552 acres & easement to Rt. 605. $134,900 Kevin R. McCarthy Bankruptcy Tr. to Benjamin P. Stinson, 10.8874 acres at 7940 Saddle Ridge Court nr. Catlett. $774,900 Robert G. Gohl to Frank G. Cavanaugh, 30,000 sq. ft. at 10557 Old Marsh Road, Bealeton. $347,000 Lee District Nathan Lehi Sellers to Samuel Alvaro Perez, 10864 Depot Drive, Bealeton. $255,000 Morgan B. Oshell to Marvin Cruz Martinez, 11207 Wolfe Court, Bealeton. $312,000

Center District Ryan D. Erickson to Susann H. Eastridge, 166 Rappahannock Street, Warrenton. $290,000 Curtis S. Hunter to Stephen D. Meier, 7544 Millpond Court, Warrenton. $520,000 Scott District Josiah Bunting III to Ronald Trenti, 51.5854 acres at 3565 Prince Road, nr. Marshall. $890,000 Kevin D. Brundle to Grant Parrish, 1.1127 acres at 6980 Wayland Drive, nr. Warrenton. $540,000 Ruth Alberta Stewart Jackson to the Virginia Outdoors Foundation. Deed of Quitclaim, 1/7 interest in 22 acres on Bull

Run Mountain Road, 1 mile south of Landmark. $7,000 Marshall District Alexandria Carolyn Roe to Robert Paul Gesek, 12.016 acres at 7810 Cub Drive, Marshall/Orlean. $455,000 Ronald W. Heilig to Kim T. Bodoh, 2.5455 acres at 6571 Great Dane Court, Marshall. $390,000 Samantha Mason Schmidt to B. F. Stephens Inc., 2.700 acres & easement to Opal Road. $135,000 Susann H. Eastridge to Ali R. Mirzaii, 9.1390 acres at 3795 Ashville Road, Marshall. $660,000 17/66 LLC to PL 1766 LLC, 6.3904 acres and 3.8717 acres on Whiting Road, Marshall. $1,599,204.85

Fauquier Folly LLC to John L. Thorsen, 7.3868 acres and 5.0403 acres on North Wales Drive, nr. Warrenton. $212,500 Fauquier Folly LLC to Thorsen Construction Co. Inc., 5.0403 acres on North Wales Road, nr. Warrenton. $212,500 Mark L. Gerchick to Simon Townsend Jacobsen, 13 acres on Scuffleburg and Pleasant Vale roads, Delaplane. $1,500,000 Gillian Martin Larrabee to Master Builders LLC, 5.5600 acres nr. Bear Wallow Road, Warrenton. $185,000 Hardwood Properties LLC to Kenneth Emmer, 6.7737 acres at 6757 Woodley Heights Drive. Warrenton. $455,000


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OBITUARIES Arlene Mitchell

Elizabeth Dietz Bartenstein Born January 16, 1927 - Died December 16, 2019 Elizabeth Dietz Bartenstein was born in Charlotte, N.C., the daughter of Robert Odus Dietz and Margaret Wann Erwin. Lib, as she was known to family and friends, married John Hume Bartenstein on November 29, 1952. Jack and Lib spent most of their married life at Steinwald, their beloved 30 acres on Piney Mountain Road just outside Warrenton, Virginia. Embracing their love of nature, they built a Mid-Century Modern home that through its many large windows brought the outside into their daily living. Lib was an avid learner. She attended Guilford College in Greensboro, NC, and earned her undergraduate degree from Queens College in Charlotte in 1948. In 1982 she earned her Master’s Degree in Education at James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia. From 1949 through 1985 Lib taught in various public schools in Henry and Fauquier Counties, Virginia. Lib was passionate about literacy and worked in the resource room at St. John School, Warrenton from 1987 until 1996. She was involved with the Fauquier County Literacy Volunteers program from its inception until she and Jack moved to Westminster Canterbury in Winchester, VA in 2003. She was past president of the Fauquier Citizens for Handicapped Persons, helping to execute the building of an adult home for challenged adults in Remington, VA. Above all else, Lib valued her faith and church family. She and Jack attended St. James Episcopal Church, Warrenton, where Lib was a member of the vestry for two 3-year terms. They truly found their church home at Little Fork Church, in Little Fork, VA. Lib sat for a 1-year term on the vestry at Little Fork Church. In her own words, her personal ministry was making bread for the Eucharist, participating on the hospitality committee and trying to fulfill her baptismal promises. Lib was predeceased by her husband Jack and her sisters, Carolyn Dietz Lyons and Margaret Dietz Fowl. Left to cherish Lib’s memory are her four children, Margaret (Meg) Bussey (Mike Sherman), Laurence (Larry) Bartenstein (Sarah), John Bartenstein (Jackie), and Edward (Ted) Bartenstein (Teresa). She also leaves 10 grandchildren and two greatgrandchildren who lovingly knew her as “Grandma Libby,” and numerous nieces and nephews. The family thanks the staff at Blue Ridge Hospice, who helped Lib in her final days; and the staff and residents at Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury in Winchester for their friendship and support during the years Lib was there. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 11, 2020 at 2:00 p.m., at Westminster-Canterbury. The family suggests memorial contributions be made to the Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County, 320 Hospital Dr. Suite 10 Warrenton, VA 20186; St Andrews Camp at Shrinemont, 217 Shrine Mont Cir, Orkney Springs, VA 22845; or the Employee Emergency Fund at Westminster-Canterbury, 300 Westminster Canterbury Drive, Winchester, VA 22603. Condolences can be left at

Nancy Arlene Mitchell, 72 formerly of Culpeper, VA and Warrenton, VA passed away on Dec. 23, 2019 at Falls Run Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Fredericksburg, VA. She was born on Jan. 31, 1947 in Warrenton the daughter of the late Foster R. “Pete” Mitchell and Margaret Gertrude Bailey Mitchell. The family received friends from 5-7 PM Monday, Dec. 30 at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, where funeral services were held at 10:30 AM, Tuesday Dec. 31. Interment followed at Marshall Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA 20186 to help with final expenses.

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END-OF-LIFE EXPECTATIONS “End-of-life” is defined as that time period when health care providers expect death to occurred within about six months. During this time, it is well documented that older patients with terminal illness generally prefer their lives to end in a “good death” that avoids burdensome pain and heroic lifesaving technology. At the same time, they fear that their pain, symptoms, anxiety, emotional suffering, and family concerns will be ignored and that their advance directives will be disregarded. To avoid such unnecessary worry that they will face death alone and in misery, it is critical that the immediate family take it upon themselves to advocate for their dying family member. A frank discussion is both expected and needed. When a loved one dies or death is expected to take place soon, there are many details to take care of. This can be a stressful time. Funeral directors handle the many details that go into caring for someone who is deceased. They also make all the arrangements for the funeral and memorial services. To learn more about our services, please call MOSER FUNERAL HOME at (540) 347-3431. We invite you to tour our facility at 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Ask us about our BRIGHT VIEW CEMETERY, just outside of Warrenton. “Every moment was a precious thing, having in it the essence of finality.” Daphne du Maurier


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OBITUARIES Georgiana Muriel Moore Georgiana Muriel Moore, 95, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at her home at Westminster Canterbury, Winchester, VA. Georgiana was born in 1924 in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, daughter of the late George and Ann Moore. Georgi, as she was known to family and friends, was as a member of the greatest generation – the generation that witnessed so many of the milestones that defined the 20th Century. She graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a degree in psychology at the age of 20 and was a life member of Delta Gamma Fraternity. On December 22, 1946, Georgi married her childhood sweetheart, Robert E. Moore. She supported them while Bob attended the University of Wisconsin on the GI Bill. After Bob graduated, they moved to Ohio and eventually settled in the Northern Virginia suburbs of Washington, DC. Following Bob’s retirement they purchased Winterset Farm in Fauquier County, VA. While Georgi was skeptical about living in the country, she grew to love the panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and celebrating the holidays at the farm, especially Thanksgiving. Georgi was a devout Episcopalian, where she was an active member of Leeds Episcopal Church, Markham, VA. She was a staunch Republican and helped grow the political party in Northern Virginia. Georgi loved playing the game of Bridge. In her later years, she cruised the world and loved experiencing the many cultures with which she came into contact. Georgi is survived by her three children, Kathleen Moore Roberson (Thad) of San Angelo, TX, Brian R. Moore (Karen) of Marshall, VA, and John C. Moore of Haymarket, VA; her five grandchildren of whom she was immensely proud, Katharine Roberson Clements, Thomas K. Roberson, Reese A. Moore, Allison E. Moore and Robert C. Moore. She is further survived by two great grandchildren, Carsyn and Connor Clements and her brother, James N. Moore (Nancy) of Marietta, GA. Georgi was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bob, and her brother, Thomas N. Moore. A memorial to celebrate Georgi’s life will be held at 1 pm on Thursday, January 2nd, at The Episcopal Church of Leeds Parish, 4332 Leeds Manor Road, Markham, VA 22643 with The Reverend Katherine Bryant officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Georgiana’s memory to The Episcopal Church of Leeds Parish, 4332 Leeds Manor Road, Markham, VA 22643 or the American Lung Association, 3001 Gettysburg Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011. Please view obituaries and tribute wall at

Charles Nevett Steele Charles Nevett Steele, 80, of Markham, Va., died at home Dec. 4, 2019, from complications following surgery. Charlie is survived by his wife, Helen Livingston Greenway Steele, and two granddaughters, Emma Bruce and Helen Livingston (Livvie) Steele-Smith. He also leaves his son-in-law, Gerald (Jerry) Smith of Oakland, and sister, Lucy Anne Steele, of Orient, NY. Charlie’s daughter, Helen Livingston (Haley) Steele, and his brother, John, predeceased him. Charlie was memorable for his combination of striking looks, sharp intellect, dry wit, and modest demeanor. He was self-confident and hardworking, yet lowkeyed and welcoming with colleagues and friends, with whom he shared a lifetime of loyalty and very good times. He was born June 21, 1939, in New York City to J. Murray Steele and Sylvia Ward Steele. He attended Birch Wathen School in NYC and graduated from Harvard College in 1960 and Harvard Law School in 1965. After law school Charlie began his career in public service. He was a staff attorney with the Appellate Court Branch of the National Labor Relations Board from 1965-75. He then served at the Federal Elections Commission as Associate General Counsel for Enforcement and Litigation from 1976-79, and as General Counsel between 1979-87. He argued cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, including ones concerning the constitutionality of laws limiting campaign spending by various types of organizations. He left the FEC to become General Counsel of Conservation International, and in 1990 came to Fauquier County, VA, as County Attorney. In 1991 he went to work in the administration of newly elected governor William F. Weld of Massachusetts, serving there and in Washington until 1997. An avid outdoorsman, Charlie traveled widely, consulted on conservation projects globally, and carefully managed the woodlands at his Markham home. He was a birdwatcher, fisherman, tennis player, and golfer. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, 11 a.m., at Grace Episcopal Church in The Plains, VA. n lieu of flowers, donations in Charlie’s name may be made to the American Bird Conservancy in The Plains, VA. Arrangements by Moser Funeral Home. Online condolence can be made at

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Antiques & Collectibles

Beatles memorbiliapicture, black & white (60´s), albums, 45´s & magazines.571-3444300 Elvis memorabilia, Yankee memorabilia, Celtics Merch, Hot Wheels/Matchbox cars 571-344-4300 Frank Sinatra, JFK, MIchael Jackson, Redskins, & sports books & mags. Michael Jordon mini chanpionship basketballs + magazines. 571-344-4300


Farm Equipment

Ford 7700 Farm Tractor Asking $8000. Call 540-292-1242 After 4 pm John Deere LA130 Excellent condition. 48“ deck. $800 Email:


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Furniture/ Appliances

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NEW AND USED STAIRLIFTS for sale starting at $1800.00 Call Tom at (540) 932-7300 or (434) 327-4697 Olympic merch $2+ ea, Sports cards $3+, playing cards $3+ ea, Disney Merch $3+ ea, 571-344-4300 Plasma Cutter $1,000.00 Barely used. Contact: mulhall1@ Small gas engine tachometer. LN. $70 CASH. Orange, Va. 540-672-4697


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45 RPM record collection, orginial 50´s/ 60´s. Approx 3000. Va r i o u s p r i c e s . 571-344-4300 45 RPM records (lots of 50) 0.50-$1.00 ea, comics $2+ ea, beanies $2+ ea, pez $1+ ea, 571-344-4300 Record albums $5+ ea, Sports Illustrated mags incld swimsuit $5+ ea, Old books $7+ ea, Snoppy merch $1+ ea, 571-344-4300



11 Golden Shepard pups born 11/22/19. 6F & 5M. Mother pure bred golden retriever & father pure bred German Shepherd. One 7 month old ready for forever home now. $650 taking deposits $325 to hold your pick. 540-680-0730 lve msg AKC Bloodhound pups. 5Red F, 5 Red M. Ready Now. Microchipped, Vet Chk& UTD. Prnts on site. Can email or text pics. $800 434-676-3666 CKC GSD pups. 3 F 1M, BiClr. DOB10/07/19. Microchip,Vet chk &UTD. Prnts OFA cert. Can email pics. $600. 434-676-3666


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For all your heating and cooling needs. Rc´s AC Service and Repair, 540-349-7832 or 540-428-9151 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.

Hagan Build & Design. Specializing in basements but we do it all! 540-522-1056. Free estimates, licensed and insured. JBS Excavation & Clearing, Free estimates, tree removal, horse arena, d r i v e w a y s & landscaping. No job too big or too small. 703-582-0439 JENKINS EXCAVATING & LOGGING. Free Estimates, Class A Contractor, Commercial, Residential. Demolition, land clearing, site prep, roads, drives. 540-661-0116 NO SWETT CARPENTRY & REMODELING. FOR ALL YOUR HOME REPAIR AND REMODELING NEEDS. 540-522-5577

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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



GORMANS TREE AND LANDSCAPING SERVICES. Seasonal Clean up. Snow removal, grinding, mowing, take downs. Free estimates. 540-222-4107; 540-825-1000 Total Lawn Care, home services. Cranium Services giving you peace of mind. Call Glenn 571-839-8495; glenn@ craniumservices. com; cranium.

It took 6 YEARS to graduate. Find a job in about 6 MINUTES. Times Classified 347-4222

605 Automobiles - Domestic 1992 Lincoln Town Car 131K mls, AT, everything works & starts but will need new battery. $3,000 OBO need gone. Email me at karrisesler@gmail. com 1998 Toyota Camry, runs, 220K mls. Good enough cond, passed inspection. $400. 703-380-5901 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage, 151K, insp. in June, runs well, $750 obo. 434-589-1420. 2000 LEXUS RX300 STOCK#9267. AWD, A L L P O W E R , LEATHER, VERY NICE, 105K MILES, $7950. CROWN, O R A N G E V A 1-800-442-2769 www. 2009 FORD FOCUS SEL SEDAN, 125k miles, moon roof, lthr, Exc. Cond. $4200 obo, 434-227-0743 2012 HYUNDAI ELANTRA LTD, leather, sunroof, new factory engine, exc. cond. 540-885-5331

2012 Nissan, 73K mls, $3900.

703-380-5901 GOOD CONDITION!

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640 Motorcycles


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’06 HONDA GOLDWING TRIKE 1800 series, 1 owner, 12,000 miles, like new. Call 540-298-8128 or 540-421-9509.

1990 FORD F-250 4x4, XLT LARIAT, 351 Engine, Automatick, 104k miles, Exc. Cond. 540-421-8822 or 540-298-1443.

2003 Hyosung GV250 Motorcycle ($800). Vtwin engine with dual exhaust; Garage kept; low mileage; new battery; needs minor work to get up and running as it’s been unused for 3 years. E-mail

2005 FORD F250 SuperDuty 6.0L Turbo Diesel. 4x4, insp. May. 51K, garage kept, great tow vehicle (13,500#). ARE cap. $15,000 obo. Call 434-589-1420.

YAMAHA - VW TRIKE will trade for car or motorcycle. As is. REDUCED TO $5000.00 Firm. 540-221-1302.


Chevy S10 Pickup 2003, extended cab, 4 cyl, AT, clean & well maintained, 82K mls, $5,000. Call or text 540-222-1906.

Sport Utility Vehicles

2 0 0 8 Vo l v o X C 9 0 ; loaded; 3rd row seat; 1 owner; excel cond; no accidents; mls. 167K, $ 4 7 5 0 O B O . 540-222-5049 OR 2009 Chevy Avalanche Extended/crew cab, bed liner, and bed cap. 4 door, 220,000 miles, 2 New Front tires. Ask for Jack. $7,000 540-672-5597


FOOD PANTRY 2nd & 4th Sundays

3124 Beulah Rd, at Beulah Baptist Church, Markham VA will have a food pantry on 1:30pm-3pm Please contact Cecelia Williams at 540.364.2428. Church number 540.364.2626.


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Notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Warrenton will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM in the Warrenton Town Hall Council Chambers (First Floor) located at 18 Court Street, Warrenton, Virginia, on the following item(s):

TRUSTEE’S SALE 319 Waterloo Street Warrenton, VA 20186 In execution of the Deed of Trust dated April 25, 2019 and recorded on September 6, 2019 in Book 1606 at Page 1323 of Fauquier County land records, Trustee Services of Virginia, LLC, the appointed Substitute Trustee, will offer for sale at public auction on the front steps of the Fauquier County Courthouse located at 40 Culpeper Street, Warrenton, Virginia on January 28, 2020 at 2:00 PM the property more particularly described in the aforementioned Deed of Trust, located at the property address listed below and briefly identified as follows: A.P.N.: 6984-15-0073-000 Real property In the City of WARRENTON, County of FAUQUIER, State of Virginia, described as follows: CONTAINING .3774 ACRES (ERRONEOUSLY REFERRED TO AS .03774 ACRES ON PRIOR DEEDS), MORE OR LESS, OR 16,440 SQUARE FEET, MORE OR LESS, AS SHOWN ON PLAT RECORDED IN DEED BOOK 1145 AT PAGE 1493, AS THE SAME IS DULY DEDICATED, PLATTED AND RECORDED AMONG THE LAND RECORDS OF FAUQUIER COUNTY, VIRGINIA.

Special Use Permit #2019-02 – 87 Moser Road Accessory Dwelling. The request, per Article 3-4.2.3 Permissible Uses by Special Use Permit within the Residential R-10 District, is to establish an accessory dwelling unit at 87 Moser Road. The Special Use Permit would allow for an accessory dwelling unit in the basement of the existing home. The parcel is zoned Residential R-10 and the Comprehensive Plan identifies the property as Medium Density Residential on the Future Land Use Plan. The owner/applicant is Rigoberto Castaneda, and the property contains 0.19 acres (GPIN: 6984-15-8670-000).


The Town of Warrenton does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Town Hall meeting facilities are fully accessible. Any special accommodations can be made upon request 48 hours prior to the meeting. Run dates: December 25, 2019 January 1, 2020


Property address: 319 Waterloo Street, Warrenton, VA 20186

FOR INFORMATION CONTACT: BROCK & SCOTT, PLLC (Attorney for TRUSTEE SERVICES OF VIRGINIA, LLC) 484 Viking Drive, Suite 203 Virginia Beach, VA 23452 (757)213-2959


People having an interest in the above are invited to attend the hearing and state their opinion regarding the above issues. Copies of all application materials are available for review in the Department of Planning and Community Development located at 18 Court Street, Lower Level, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Tax No.: 6984150073000

The property will be sold “AS IS,” WITHOUT REPRESENTATION OR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND AND SUBJECT TO conditions, covenants, restrictions, reservations, easements, rights of way, and all other matters of record taking priority over the Deed of Trust, if any, as might be listed in this notice or may be announced at the sale. TERMS OF SALE: A non-refundable bidder’s deposit of $42,000.00 or 10% of the sale price, whichever is less, by cashier’s or certified check required at time of sale, except for the party secured by the Deed of Trust. Risk of loss is on the purchaser from date and time of auction. Balance of the purchase price must be paid by cashier’s check within 14 days from sale date. Except for Virginia Grantor tax, all settlement costs and expenses are purchaser’s responsibility. Taxes are pro-rated to the date of sale. Purchaser is responsible for obtaining possession of the property. If purchaser defaults, deposit may be forfeited and property resold at the risk and cost of the defaulting purchaser who shall be liable for any deficiency in the purchase price and all costs, expenses, and attorney’s fees of both sales. If Trustee does not convey title for any reason, purchaser’s sole remedy is return of deposit without interest. This sale is subject to post-sale audit of the status of the loan secured by the Deed of Trust including but not limited to determining whether prior to sale a forbearance, repayment, or other agreement was entered into, the loan was reinstated or paid off, or whether the property became subject to an automatic stay under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code prior to the sale; in any such event this sale shall be null and void and purchaser’s sole remedy shall be return of deposit without interest. Pursuant to the Federal Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, this law firm is a debt collector attempting to collect a debt and any information obtained will be used for that purpose. (19-18741)


The Fauquier County Board of Supervisors will hold a work session at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 9, 2020, in the Warren Green Meeting Room at 10 Hotel Street in Warrenton, Virginia, and will hold its regular meeting at 6:30 p.m. in the same location, to be followed by a public hearing to obtain citizen input on the following items: 1. COUNTY CODE TEXT AMENDMENT – TEXT-19-012354 – A County Code Text Amendment to Chapters 17 and 19 to make the County Code consistent with State guidelines in addressing duration of construction permits for water and sewer systems. (Andrew Hopewell, Staff) 2.

POSTPONED SPECIAL EXCEPTION – SPEX-19-011217 – BRIAN C. & SHARON L. ROEDER (OWNERS/APPLICANTS) – THE SANCTUARY AT BARRELOAK – An application for two Category 9 Special Exceptions to operate a Resort and host Class C Events, and two Category 20 Special Exceptions to allow for a belowground sewage treatment facility and aboveground water storage and treatment facilities. The property is located at 3677 Grove Lane, Marshall District. (PIN 6050-34-9946-000) (Adam Shellenberger, Staff)

3. SPECIAL EXCEPTION – SPEX-19-012054 – L. HENRY AND MADGE M. EICHER (OWNERS/APPLICANTS) – EICHER PROPERTY – An application for a Category 29 Special Exception to waive the public street requirement; a waiver of the street length limitation; a waiver of the requirement to connect to a public street; and a request to reduce the required easement width from 50 feet to 40 feet. The property is located off Opal Road, Marshall District. (PIN 6971-92-5158-000) (Kara Krantz, Staff) 4.

POSTPONED SPECIAL EXCEPTION – SPEX-19-012055 – LAWRENCE R. GROVES, PAULA ANN MENGEL, PAMELA J. PAYNE (OWNERS)/ SELAH, LLC – REBECCA AND CHRIS SIMMS (APPLICANTS) – SELAH EVENTS – An application for a Category 9 Special Exception to host Class C events. The property is located off Freemans Ford Road, Lee District. (PIN 6878-09-7683-000) (Kara Krantz, Staff)

Copies of the above files (except as noted) are available for review in the County Administrator’s Office, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Any interested parties wishing to be heard on any of the above are requested to be present at the public hearing or send written comments prior to January 9, 2020, to the County Administrator’s Office. 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 Mrs. Renée Culbertson, Deputy Municipal Clerk, at (540) 422-8020.





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Legal Notices PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE FAUQUIER COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION JANUARY 16, 2020 The Fauquier County Planning Commission will hold a work session beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 16, 2020 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, January 16, 2020 in the Warren Green Building, First Floor Meeting Room, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia: 1. ZONING ORDINANCE TEXT AMENDMENT – TEXT-19-012377 – A Zoning Ordinance Text Amendment to Article 3 to amend the minimum district size in the Business Park (BP) Zoning District. (Kara Krantz, Staff) 2. SPECIAL EXCEPTION – SPEX-19-012059 – OAK SPRING GARDEN, LLC (OWNER/APPLICANT) – OAK SPRING GARDEN, LLC – An application to amend a previously approved Category 7 Special Exception (SPEX-15-003758) to allow the adaptive reuse of existing buildings for a scholarly research center. The property is located at 4965 Sea Hero Lane, Marshall District. (PIN 6063-64-3117-000) (Kara Krantz, Staff)


Culpeper; Fauquier & Prince Wm Areas EXCELLENT WAGES! 540-727-0024 for phone interview Mon- Fri

Full Time Employment CLASS A OR B CDL TRUCK DRIVER/LIGHT MAINTENANCE FT. Good driving record. Call after 4pm 540-439-3490


Flaggers Full time, to provide traffic control & safety around construction sites. A valid driver license & clean driving record a must. Starting $13/hr & scheduled raises. Company-paid medical & dental premiums.

Please fill out an application at or come to our office Tuesdays or Thursdays (8am-10am).7855 Progress Ct., Suite 103; Gainesville, VA

Local store has FT/PT (AM & PM) positions avail. Call Mon-Fri

540-347-1250, 540-788-4110 It took 5 YEARS to finally decide to buy a boat. In 5 Minutes, we can help you sell it. Times Classified 347-4222

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Looking for someone to snow plow three short driveways on an asneeded basis. 5 miles from downtown Warrenton and Marshall in Bellevue. Please text 202 210 0950

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 Development’s 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 Development’s 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.


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GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORTER Virginia’s top community newspaper (2018) is looking for an experienced general assignment reporter. Breaking news, public safety, agriculture, environmental issues, local politics and education are all topics that need to be covered in this largely rural -but never boring -- central Virginia county. Looking for a strong fulltime writer with a persistent news focus, to file stories for a weekly print paper and robust website. Best candidate will live or relocate to Fauquier County or nearby. Fulltime salary and benefits. Send resume and cover letter, plus at least ten news clips to: Robin Earl, managing editor, Fauquier Times – Call 540-272-1852 with questions.

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We administer the following: • Revocable Trusts • Irrevocable Living Trusts • Trusts Under Wills

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