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With state budget in limbo, Fauquier lawmakers remain split on Medicaid By Jonathan Hunley Contributing Writer

About 1,600 Fauquier residents would be eligible for Medicaid if the federal health-insurance program is expanded in Virginia, according to a recent analysis, but only one of the county’s four representatives in the General Assembly has so far taken a budget vote that supports that move.

Negotiators from the state Senate and House of Delegates have been working to finalize a two-year spending plan after the chambers differed on whether to accept an additional $2 billion in federal money to expand Medicaid to cover an estimated 300,000 more low-income adults.

Medicaid expansion in Fauquier County

1,600 Fauquier residents would be eligible for Medicaid if the state expands the program to cover adults making up to $16,700 a year. The numbers are higher in each of the state legislative districts that include Fauquier because they cover parts of other counties. Here’s how many additional residents would qualify in each lawmaker’s district:

Sen. Jill Vogel: 7,100 additional residents

Del. Elizabeth Guzman: 1,100 additional residents

Del. Michael Webert: 2,500 additional residents

Del. Mark Cole: 2,400 additional residents

See MEDICAID, page 5

SOURCE: The Commonwealth Institute

Board game store opens in Warrenton: No digital anything By Leland Schwartz Times Staff Writer

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/LELAND SCHWARTZ Just board games, and not a single digital anything. That’s the idea behind The Game Store, which opened in Warrenton Saturday.

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Just board games, and not a single digital anything, so young people and families can escape the isolation of video games and return to the real world. That’s the idea behind The Game Store, which opened in Warrenton Saturday. “Games are our mission,” said Cameron Rivenbark, 28, of what will be Warrenton’s first board-game store. And the operative word is “mission.”

“This is a Christian-owned business. It’s not a Christian store, but it is Christian-owned, and we operate here under the same morals you would expect at a church level,” Rivenbark said. Rivenbark said he thought about opening a brewery because he’s become “really good” at brewing beer. But with two young girls and another baby on the way, he felt a pull in a different direction.

See GAME, page 4

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Citing online competition, Warrenton’s Radio Shack closing this month By Leland Schwartz Times Staff Writer

FAUQUIER FOCUS Come in from the cold March came in like a lion with a wind storm that left thousands without power — some for several days. The Marstella subdivision off of Riley Road was no exception with fallen trees and shattered powerlines. Families were left to huddle around fireplaces if they had one, bundle up, charge up batteries and plan to do a lot of eating out. The first houses you see when you enter the subdivision are powered by different lines and they were fine. One of those homes is occupied by Rick and Diana Hardy. They are familiar faces in the neighborhood with one or both of them often seen walking their two poodles, Toffee and Mimi. As the sun started to set on another frigid evening, Rick went door to door handing out a simple postcard that he and Diana had created. It was an invitation to come and visit, hang out and warm up, reheat food or eat it there, recharge devices or stay for dinner. Diana was busy preparing a lasagna, chicken pot pies and soup. They had power and many of their friends and neighbors did not. They welcomed those they knew or didn’t to come. As it turned out, more than a dozen took them up on the offer, many families with children and others came to plug in their devices. Rick and Diana moved to Warrenton in 2010 seeking a place with some acreage. They found and settled on a single-family house with a lot and, for them, “the best community ever” with welcoming neighbors. At one point, Diana worked tirelessly

Diana Hardy with her two poodles, Toffee (left) and Mimi (right). to defeat a proposed power line that would have crossed their front lawn. She testified at a hearing in Richmond. Her efforts were successful. Last fall, the Hardys, along with another family, hosted a neighborhood picnic. “This is the first place we’ve lived that feels like a true community,” said Diana. “It was really a no-brainer. We were warm and comfortable and our dear friends and neighbors were not. We’re so grateful to live here and we were so grateful to have heat. I asked Rick if he would mind if we walked the community to check on neighbors and invite them to our home. He was behind the idea 100 percent from the start and we tagteamed a walk through the community to check on everyone who hadn’t already bugged out or didn’t have a generator running.” Toffee and Mimi are two high-energy poodles who require once or twice daily outings. Diana admits to being more of an introvert but walking the pooches has her waving at neighbors and saying hello. She can tell you now who occupies all the homes. “Good neighbors are so valuable — it’s important we look after each other.” — Compiled by Anita Sherman

After more than three decades of selling hard-to-find electronic parts hobbyists use to build everything from radios to robots, the town’s Radio Shack store in the Warrenton Village shopping center will close this month. The independently-owned store, which survived the national brand’s bankruptcy reorganization a few years ago, is selling everything for cash at a 25-percent discount. Matt Littleton, the president of Kittronics, Inc., which owns the dealership, said it was a struggle to compete against the prices available online. “It’s a bit painful to go through,” Littleton said. He started there in 1996 when he was 14. Littleton will continue to sell his EXEDE dish internet service, however, he said in an interview this

TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ LELAND SCHWARTZ Radio Shack owner Matt Littleton, having worked there since he was 14, is closing the store at the end of March. week. Reach Leland Schwartz


Warrenton Baby Café Nikki Guskiewicz, owner of Deja Brew Cafe; lactation nurses Regina Brady and Mary Laybourne; health educator Cait Patterson; lactation consultant Chelsea Tippett and Kelsie Marker, manager Deja Brew Cafe, all cut a ribbon to kickoff Warrenton Baby Café. The café is a biweekly free resource for pregnant and nursing mothers to get breastfeeding support from International Board-Certified Lactation Consultants and to share experiences with other moms. The next two sessions are March 21 and April 4 at Deja Brew Cafe in Warrenton. No registration needed and children are welcome. Free snacks and drinks provided by Deja Brew Cafe. Community Editor Anita Sherman, 540.351.1635 ISSN 1050-7655, USPS 188280

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In run for council, Macdonald sees better uses for Old Town parking lots By Leland Schwartz

“Every time a business sets up on the bypass, it’s one less business that could have been in the center of town.”

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Local real-estate developer Keith Macdonald has a vision to transform Old Town’s parking lots into shops, office space and apartments — a plan he says will save the town’s core. Using those large spaces to park cars, Macdonald argues, is robbing the town of significant tax revenue. Macdonald has joined a field of four candidates vying for two atlarge seats on the Warrenton Town Council in the May 1 election. The contest already includes the two incumbents — Vice Mayor Linda “Sunny” Reynolds and Councilman Sean Polster — as well as medical equipment salesman Renard Carlos, who announced his candidacy last week. But if McDonald and Reynolds win the race, they might have to sit on opposite ends of the dais. Macdonald was recently in the news last week after Reynolds received a protective order that restricts Macdonald from having any contact with her for one year. In a March 5 court hearing, Reynolds testified that Macdonald threatened her during a Feb. 15 encounter at Claire’s at the Depot restaurant. Macdonald denies the accusation and says Reynolds’ complaint came as “a complete surprise” to him.


Keith Macdonald Macdonald has said he will appeal the protective order to the circuit court. Macdonald has also been in the news in recent months regarding his attempts to persuade town and county officials to support his “Library 2.0” plan, which would site a proposed new Fauquier County library on property he owns close to the current library on Winchester Street. His plan includes a parking garage, townhouses and retail, a mix he says would be more beneficial to Old Town, because of its cost

and proximity, than an alternate site on Waterloo and South Chestnut streets. The Fauquier Board of Supervisors has not yet decided whether to put funds for the new library into the county’s five-year capital-improvement plan. Macdonald says it’s “absolutely fundamental” to reappoint land being used for parking in Old Town to economic activity. “We have 6 acres of parking lots that are not doing anything for us and are actually killing the center of our town,” he said. The consequence, he said, “is your economy is reduced because you’re not making money on parking spaces. You’re starving us.” Instead, Macdonald said he wants to see parking lots “transformed into useful mixed-use real estate and in a way that the town can make a nice profit.” Macdonald, 56, and a Warrenton resident for more than 20 years, says if the town pursues what developers call “fill in and fill up” development, it could create something similar to the popular Reston Town Center. Macdonald envisions new developments connected to Main Street through one or more buildings, which he says would bring a surge of foot traffic to surrounding stores. “People in Warrenton expect to park right outside the building they want to go in,” he said, but “they’d be more than happy to go into a parking garage in Reston Town Center, drive four flights up to the

top of the parking lot, find a space, walk out of the building, and then walk two or three blocks to wherever they’re going.” The reason people do that, Macdonald says, is because “there is a compelling reason to be there. We don’t have that compelling reason.” Macdonald pictures below-grade parking, retail on the street level and a mixed use of office and residential above, which he says would create “an economic eco-center” with a critical mass that would be self-sustaining and self-stimulating. Macdonald said he believes developing Old Town this way would increase the value of all the district’s real estate. Projects like Walker Drive development, he said, will not rebuild the town’s economic core, but rather create a “sprawling out” that competes against downtown. “Every time a business sets up on the bypass, it’s one less business that could have been in the center of town,” he said. Macdonald said he isn’t worried about Warrenton losing its smalltown feeling because, “If you want to keep your historic district absolutely stagnant and unchanging as the top criteria of your preservation, you’re actually shooting yourself in the foot, and we’re seeing the results of that now.” Reach Leland Schwartz at

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Board game store opens in Warrenton: No digital anything GAME from page 1 He and his wife “sought the Lord and felt like it wasn’t the most wholesome thing that we want to bring our children up in, so we instead decided to go with a game center,” Rivenbark explained. Rivenbark said he believes more children are depressed and suffer anxiety because they’re lacking in social development, which he says comes from a lack of community. “They’re spending less time with each other and they’re interacting over social media and they’re looking for fulfillment in that,” he said. “But from a human-psychology level, you cannot get the type of fulfillment you need as a person strictly online.” So, Rivenbark and his wife, Shelby, started what he calls “a kind of a blast back to the past.” “We know we were raised in a better generation. We’re trying to roll back time and give our community, and my children, and everyone’s children that

chance to grow up in the smaller-town feel, and this is the vessel we’re going to use to do that,” he said. The Game Store is located at 251 Lee Highway near Rankin’s Hardware. You walk in, buy a game — from Monopoly, Sorry! and the Game of Life, to the fantasy bestseller Warhammer Quest — sit down at one of the many tables Rivenbark and his friends built, and, as he says, “play with another person who’s actually in the room with you.” Warhammer, Rivenbark said, is a table-top strategy game featuring miniature figurines that players use to fight and make formations. “You use strategy and math to beat each other. It’s like a physical version of Starcraft,” he added. “There’s that image you get in your mind where there’s the family sitting at the table together and they’re all on their cell phones. This is the opposite,” he said. The Game Store sells sodas, juice

and snacks and allows people to bring in food from nearby restaurants. The Rivenbarks live in Bealeton with their children, Sadie, Gabriel and Luna, who is 6 and “absolutely loves” the store. Rivenbark says he limits Luna’s exposure to non-educational television and video games “and instead, we spend quality time together.” He joined the Air Force in 2010 and the store, he said, is “an opportunity to give back.” Rivenbark said he was growing up, there wasn’t an outlet for children and teens, “and I was a troubled youth.” “I believe that God has blessed me abundantly, and it is clear to me that my purpose right now is to try to provide others with something I did not have, and to help the town of Warrenton in the surrounding communities raise their children with a quality of life that exceeds that of the digital age,” Rivenbark said. Rivenbark is trying to partner with local youth ministries and spe-

cial-needs programs to get children to the store so when they’re not at school, church or home, “there’s a safe place they can come to interact and play games that challenge their minds and put them in social situations.” After a launch party Saturday, March 10, held for friends who helped build the tables and paint the 3,000 square-foot facility, Rivenbark said he was “blown away.” “Your kindness, generosity and your heart [are] so mind-destroyingly humbling. I’m just speechless,” he wrote on the store’s Facebook page. “I can’t wait to post pictures, get your faces on the Wall of Glory, build a dragon, finish expansion #1 and,” he wrote, “begin what we’ve actually set out to do: bring our community back into community again.” In Warrenton, he says of families and children, “You can go to the WARF or you can go nowhere.” Reach Leland Schwartz at

“Our children need unstructured play time, preferably outside. Cutting recess to 10 or 15 minutes a day is just not enough for young learners,” said Sen. Barbara Favola, D-31st, a co-sponsor of the Senate bill. SB 273 came back for a vote on conference committee changes

by the House and Senate negotiators. The Senate also approved HB 1419. Both were sent to Gov. Ralph Northam on 39-1 votes. “The elementary years are a time of immense social and emotional growth and allowing for adequate unstructured play both enables development of these skills, as well as

provides a healthy energy outlet for younger students who are not ready to sit still for a full academic day,” Favola said. If approved by the governor, the legislation would require local school boards to count unstructured play time toward the minimum instructional hours public schools must meet each school year, giving an incentive to provide more recess time. Virginia is one of only eight states that require elementary schools to provide daily recess, according to the 2016 Shape of the Nation Report. Though the time allotted for recess varies among districts, Virginia mandates that elementary school students participate in at least 100 minutes of physical activity every week or 20 minutes every day. However, those minutes don’t necessarily go to recess time. Physical education class allows students to exercise in a structured environment and can account for a large amount of required exercise time. But critics say physical education does not have the unstructured play benefit of recess, which allows “elementary children to practice life skills such as conflict resolution, cooperation, respect for rules, taking turns, sharing, using language to communicate and problem solving in real situations,” according to the Council on Physical Education for Children and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The Senate bill co-sponsored by Favola and Sen. Chap Petersen, D-34th, calls for recess to be counted under instructional time specifically in elementary schools. HB 1419, sponsored by Del. Karrie Delaney, D-67th, allows recess to be counted under instructional time that can come from reductions in the core areas of English, math, science and social studies.

Virginia Senate votes to make recess a priority in elementary schools By Irena Schunn

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The Virginia Senate approved legislation Friday that defines recess as instructional time, responding to concerns from parents worried about a lack of unstructured play over a long school day.

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With state budget in limbo, Fauquier lawmakers remain split on Medicaid MEDICAID from page 1 Lawmakers failed to reach an agreement before the legislature adjourned Saturday and are now preparing for a special session, which Gov. Ralph Northam (D) says he will call in the coming weeks. Right now, however, only Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-31st, has thus far voted to support a spending plan that includes Medicaid expansion. Dels. Michael Webert, R-18th, and Mark Cole, R-88th, cast votes against the House proposal that Guzman supported, and Sen. Jill Vogel, R-27th, voted for the Senate plan that didn’t include expansion. Guzman, who’s in her first year serving in Richmond, said that she considers health care a right, not a privilege, and that Virginia should use the federal aid that comes with expansion to cover more people. Republicans who fear the money comes with strings attached aren’t being realistic, she adds, because the state uses federal money for other programs without such concerns. Medicaid expansion would also create thousands more health care jobs in Virginia, she said, and help some of the 1,300 people in her district who work but have no medical insurance. Guzman represents parts of Fauquier and Prince William counties. “It’s the right thing to do, and it makes fiscal sense for me,” she said. About 2,500 in Webert’s district — which also includes Rappahannock County and parts of Culpeper and Warren counties — could gain Medicaid coverage, according to the analysis by the Commonwealth Institute, which scrutinizes public policy. But Webert said they would include

“able-bodied” men and women, and not necessarily the neediest. Under the House’s version of the plan, any adult aged 19 to 64 who makes less than 138 percent of the federal poverty level, or $16,643 for an individual, would be eligible for Medicaid coverage as long as they meet certain work requirements. Under the state’s current eligibility rules, no childless, nondisabled adults under the age of 65 can access Medicaid no matter how little they make. Webert said he’s concerned the House plan still won’t cover all the state’s intellectually and developmentally disabled, who need a different benefit, called a Medicaid “waiver,” to access appropriate benefits. “If we’re going to do this, better make sure we do it right,” he said. Webert said he’s also concerned by a federal report, released in January, that says Medicaid fraud fueled the opioid epidemic in states that expanded the program. And he’s opposed to a tax on hospitals that would cover the state’s 10 percent share of Medicaid expansion, required by 2020. So potentially, Webert said, “we’re raising taxes to expand Medicaid.” That’s dangerous because that cost would then be passed on to consumers, he said. Vogel also cited concerns about the hospital tax, and about Virginians who have insurance, though with high deductibles and premiums. “Those are the folks that I’m hearing from, and this expansion doesn’t do anything for them, and we’ve got to address that,” she said. Vogel said she is keeping an open mind about reform options, but also would have liked the General Assembly to have passed a budget without Medicaid expansion first and worked

on health care matters later. “That gives budget certainty to those who need [it] on the things not health-care-related,” she said in an email. “For localities and colleges and universities, etc. “But we could not get agreement, and that is not going to happen. So, we will have [a] special session and keep at it.” Reach Jonathan Hunley at news@fauquier. com.

Date set for GOP committee canvass Fauquier Republicans will choose a local party chairman next month. The county’s GOP committee on Tuesday night approved the date and rules for a canvass to be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 at Fauquier High School. At the gathering, a new leader will be selected from a contest between Harry Burroughs, committee vice chairman of precincts, and Greg Schumacher, a retired major general and 37-year Army veteran. Kay Hayes, who has served as chairwoman since 2015, is not running for re-election. The race for chairman is likely to be closely watched as Fauquier is a predominantly Republican county. That means the local committee has an important say in who runs for public office and, ultimately, who is elected. — Jonathan Hunley


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To market, to market, to buy a penny bun By Vicky Moon

Contributing Writer

The popular rhyme about going to market, to market dates to 1598 and the joy of the market still holds a piece of our lifestyle in Fauquier. So…on your mark, get set, go. Grab your recycled shopping bags and get ready for the area’s farmers markets.

Think of glorious flowers, artisan breads, fresh meats and fabulous produce. For those who are interested in selling your home-grown or homemade goods, get in touch now to fill out an application. Here is a list of where to go. Begin at The Warrenton Farmers Market: April 22 through

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Fauquier County Public Library John Barton Payne Community Room 2 Courthouse Square Warrenton, VA 20186 Find out about the proposed plans to increase the capacity of the existing Park and Ride lot at the intersection of Route 15/29 (Lee Highway) and Route 605 (Colonial Road/Dumfries Road) in Fauquier County from 212 parking spaces to about 360 parking spaces. Review the project information and the National Environmental Policy Act documentation in the form of a Programmatic Categorical Exclusion at VDOT’s Culpeper District Office located at 1601 Orange Road in Culpeper, VA, 540-829-7500 or at VDOT’s Warrenton Residency, located at 457 E. Shirley Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186, 540-347-6441, or 1-800-367-7623, TTY/TDD 711. Please call ahead to ensure the availability of appropriate personnel to answer your questions. In compliance with the National Historic Preservation Act, Section 106 and 36 CFR Part 800, information concerning the potential effects of the proposed project on properties listed or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places is provided in the environmental documentation. Property impact information, relocation assistance policies and tentative construction schedules are available for your review at the above addresses and will be available at the public hearing. Give your written or oral comments at the hearing or submit them by April 1, 2018, to Mr. David Cubbage, Project Manager, Virginia Department of Transportation, 1601 Orange Road, Culpeper, VA 22701. You may also email comments to Please reference “Warrenton Park and Ride” in the subject line. VDOT ensures nondiscrimination and equal employment in all programs and activities in accordance with Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. If you need more information or special assistance for persons with disabilities or limited English proficiency, contact the project manager at the telephone number listed above. State Project: P029-030-813, P101, R201, C501 Federal Project: NHPP-5A01(778) UPC: 109549

now, Monday through Saturday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. at Catlett Road, Bealeton. Contact: messicksfarmmarket. com or 540-439-8900. The Buckland Farm Market opens on April 1 , Monday through Saturday 9 a.m.—7 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m at 4484 Lee Highway, New Baltimore. Contact Bill and Sherry Coffey,, 540-341-4739. The charming Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market will open Sundays, April 1, through Nov. 11 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Route 245 and Interstate 66, exit 31, The Plains. Contact Becky Brothers, or 540-253-5289. Middleburg Community Farmers Market opens Saturday, May 5, and runs through October from 5 a.m. — noon. It is located in a lovely bucolic setting behind Middleburg Community Center, at 200 Stonewall Ave. Contact Tina Staples,, or 540687-5152. Lee Highway Nursery is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-6 p.m. and on Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 7159 Burke Lane, Warrenton. Contact Beckie Campbell,, or 540-347-5640. Green Maple Market operates Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. — 6 p.m, Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. — 7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m — 5 p.m. and is closed on Monday, 7172 Lineweaver Road, Vint Hill. Visit, Email or call 540-272-7700. Home again, home again, market is done.


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By Leonard Shapiro Contributing Writer

The Fun Shop, a Middleburg institution that has served as the historic town’s popular go-to “department store” since 1956, is now on the market at an asking price of $5.9 million for nearly an acre of prime village commercial real estate. The business itself and its contents also are for sale, but separately from the real estate at a so far undetermined price. Co-owner Betsy Allen Davis, 65, the outgoing mayor of Middleburg, indicated that she and her co-owner and sister, Page Allen, 67, have wanted to retire from the business first started 62 years ago by their mother, the late Nancy Allen. If there is no buyer for the shop itself, the inventory will be sold and The Fun Shop will cease to exist. “It’s hard to do because we both love it and love what we do,” Davis said. “But as you get older, you realize you don’t cope with things as well as you once did. Both of us don’t have enough time for ourselves. The only way to retire is to dissolve everything—sell the real estate and sell the shop. “We don’t want to be landlords. We both want the freedom not to have to stress over everything and then maybe take some time to do what we want to do. I have grandchildren, Page wants to travel. And time is growing short.” Bundles Murdock and Laura Farrell of The Middleburg Group of TTR

PHOTO BY LEONARD SHAPIRO The Fun Shop, a Middleburg institution, is now up for sale. Sotheby’s International Realty are handling the listing, which includes The Fun Shop’s primary retail storefront on West Washington Street/U.S. 50. It sits on nearly one acre of land and includes three additional single family residences located on three separate lots. The property serves as a primary anchor to Middleburg’s west end and Historic District, and is zoned for commercial use but offers residential and mixed-use development possibilities. The property also neighbors major local institutions, including the post office right next door, as well as The National Sporting Library and Museum and the Middleburg Community Center. The Fun Shop was first started in 1956 by Nancy Allen in a small store

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Fauquier Times | | March 14, 2018

** NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ** PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REAL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE FAUQUIER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Times set forth are approximate and may be adjusted as necessary. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. in the Fauquier High School Auditorium 705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA 20186

The County of Fauquier proposes to increase property tax levies. 1. Assessment Increase: Total assessed value of real property, excluding additional assessments due to new construction or improvements to property, exceeds last year’s total assessed value of real property by 12.7 percent. 2. Lowered Rate Necessary to Offset Increased Assessment: The tax rate which would levy the same amount of real estate tax as last year, when multiplied by the new total assessed value of real estate with the exclusions mentioned above, would be $0.940 per $100 of assessed value. This rate will be known as the “lowered tax rate.” 3. Effective Rate Increase: The County of Fauquier proposes to adopt a tax rate of $1.001 per $100 of assessed value, or the “advertised rate.” The difference between the lowered tax rate and the proposed, or advertised rate would be $0.061 per $100, or 6.5 percent. This difference will be known as the “effective tax rate increase.” In addition, the County of Fauquier’s County Administrator’s proposed budget recommends to adopt a tax rate of $0.987 per $100 of assessed value. The difference between the lowered tax rate and the proposed rate would be $0.047 per $100, or 5.0 percent. Individual property taxes may, however, increase at a percentage greater than or less than the above percentage. 4. Proposed Total Budget Increase: Based on the proposed real property tax rate and changes in other revenues, the total budget of the County of Fauquier will exceed last year’s by 8.5 percent. Based on the County Administrator’s recommended real property tax rate and changes in other revenues, the total budget of the County of Fauquier will exceed last year’s by 8.0 percent. A public hearing on the increase will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:00 pm at the Fauquier High School Auditorium, 705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20186. Immediately following the close of this public hearing, the Board of Supervisors will conduct the annual public hearing on the County Administrator’s proposed budget.

PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019, TAX RATES FOR CALENDAR YEAR 2018, AND THE PROPOSED CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM FOR FISCAL YEAR 2019-2023 FAUQUIER COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS Times set forth are approximate and may be adjusted as necessary, with the proposed budget public hearing to be held immediately after the conclusion of the first public hearing of the evening. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 7:10 P.M. Fauquier High School - Auditorium 705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA 20186 A Public Hearing on the proposed FY 2019 County Budget, proposed Capital Improvement Program, and Tax Year 2018 tax rates will be held by the Board of Supervisors at the time and place noted above. This hearing is for expenditures and revenues for all County Departments, the Ambulance Revenue Fund, the Capital Improvement Fund, the Conservation Easement Service District Levy Fund, the County Asset Replacement Fund, the Debt Service Fund, the Environmental Services - Landfill Fund, Airport Fund, the Fire and Rescue Tax Levy Fund, Internal Service Funds, and the School Division Funds for the period of July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Calendar Year 2018 tax rates proposed would be effective upon adoption with real estate taxes due June 5th and December 5th, and personal property taxes due October 5th of each year, with any due date that falls on a weekend moved to the next business day. The proposed FY 2019 budget includes an overall real estate tax rate of $0.987. The advertised overall real estate tax rate of $1.001 would allow flexibility for adjustments to the FY 2019 proposed budget. The proposed FY 2019 budget, in summary form below, is for informative and fiscal planning purposes only. The proposed Capital Improvement Program (CIP) plan totals $72.1 million over the five-year planning period. Of this amount, $4.8 million would be allocated for public safety and fire and rescue projects, $500,000 for Sheriff’s Office renovations, $2.7 million for parks and recreational projects, $7.6 million for environmental services projects, $22.1 million for utility projects, $170,000 for Airport projects, and $34.3 million for school division projects. Copies of the complete proposed budget and the proposed CIP are available at the Fauquier County Public Library, the Office of Management and Budget, the County Administrator’s Office, and online at The inclusion of any item in the proposed budget does not represent a commitment by (or obligation of) the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors to appropriate funds for any item or purpose listed. The Board of Supervisors may adjust any or all figures after the public hearing. In accordance with the Code of Virginia, the local tax rates can only be adjusted downward from the advertised rates, unless additional notice is given and a public hearing held on any proposed increase. ALL COUNTY RESIDENTS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THIS PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED BUDGET, CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM, AND TAX RATES. Any person not able to attend may submit written comments to the County Administrator’s Office, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186. Paul S. McCulla, County Administrator FURTHER INFORMATION: If there are questions, or if additional information is desired prior to the public hearing, please contact: Office of Management and Budget (540) 422-8360 County Administrator’s Office (540) 422-8001 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.



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Charter school students get promised tour of White House By Leonard Shapiro Contributing Writer

When Ivanka Trump visited the Middleburg Community Charter School last fall to help publicize a new computer-coding initiative, she personally invited all the students to visit the White House at a future date. It took until Wednesday, March 7, to make that happen, but judging from the giddy reactions of the students when they returned to school after a whirlwind day, it was worth the wait. There was an added bonus, as well: a tour of the FBI building. Early that morning, about 130 students, 16 teachers and administrators and several parent chaperones boarded buses at the kindergarten to fifth-grade school and headed for 1600 PennsylvaMiddleburg nia Ave. Community No, neither Presi- Charter School dent Donald Trump, students visit the nor Ivanka—an as- White House. sistant to the president with a West Wing office—were there to greet them. Then again, no one expected them to guide the tour. Instead, the students took a standard stroll around the White House, touring many of the rooms that are open to the public, though not the Oval Office. “It was a standard tour,” said fifthgrade teacher Katie Brennen. “The kids really seemed to enjoy being there. They looked at many of the portraits, and our fourth-graders are doing Virginia studies and they just got into the founding fathers, so it was good for them to see it.” MCCS Principal Rochelle Proctor said some of the students did get a glimpse of a presidential motorcade forming in the distance, but never did see the president get into one of the departing cars. She said it didn’t really matter. “It’s a great experience because it gives them more of a historical perspective,” Proctor said. “Between the White House and the FBI, they get to see the government in action and get exposed to Washington D.C. I think they really enjoyed the whole experience.” Fourth-grader Reese Teasdale, of Aldie, agreed. “It was really cool,” she said. “We got to see all the rooms. My favorite was the Blue Room. It had a lot of flowers, different dishes the presidents used. It was all very interesting.” Cameron Reel, of Ashburn, said he was impressed by all the ornate crystal chandeliers and the wide variety of paintings all around. “We also had to go through security, and that was neat,” he said. “We saw where they land the helicopter, too. The FBI was a lot of fun. We saw the exhibits, played some detective games and took pictures at the Boston Marathon (terrorist attack) exhibit. I guess I was kind of disappointed not to see the president, but nobody really expected to. He’s kind of busy.”


Fauquier Times | | March 14, 2018

Adventuresome newlywed embarks on LFCC’s RN program Sophisticated and bilingual, Jacob Borstad believes getting his registered nursing degree at Lord Fairfax Community College is a healthy decision, from a financial standpoint and from an academic standpoint. “I’m all about community colleges,” says the South American-raised Borstad. “I think they’re a great route to start your education because you save a lot of money while figuring out your own career path, not to mention I think the faculty have a lot more time for students than they Jacob Borstad would at a big university where they may have thousands of students.” He’s a long way away from his beginnings in Argentina where he was born to American missionaries. The family would often visit their home in Wisconsin, but Borstad lived primarily in Argenti-

na until he was 15. After completing high school in Wisconsin, Borstad attended community college for a year, but was unsure of his future career. He then went to a Bible college in Michigan, attaining an associate degree in biblical studies and meeting his future wife, who was from Winchester. The couple married in 2015, moving to Virginia. Borstad worked doing construction inspection for a year before enrolling in LFCC in fall 2016. He’s now in his second semester in the nationally-accredited registered nursing program. “I’ve always been interested in the healthcare field as a whole, but became particularly interested in nursing in the past few years,” Borstad explains. “That’s mostly because nursing is a practical degree that you can take anywhere, and I love interacting with people.” LFCC’s RN program’s reputation was a big draw for him, and it has a “really good price tag

attached to it,” he says. “I’m excited to be part of a program that sees so many of its graduates hired as nurses by Winchester Medical Center,” Borstad, who traveled with his wife on a long trip to Argentina this past summer, says. “That’s pretty cool.” He’s already done one clinical rotation at a longterm care facility, and classes are keeping him very busy. So far, his favorite course has been anatomy and physiology with Professor Ramon Selove. “I really enjoy his personality and how interactive he is,” Borstad says. “He’s super-animated, fun to listen to and to learn from. Not to mention, he’s a really smart guy.” And, Borstad is showing some smarts too by choosing his RN path. Not only is nursing a fulfilling and challenging career that is in high-demand, the average salary for an RN in Virginia in May 2016 was $72,180, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Former high-flying Dell executive brings IT know-how to LFCC Clarke County resident Ken Blackwell has a pretty impressive resume — he has founded a couple of tech companies, served as chief technical officer for Dell Software Group, is an industry speaker and is the co-founder and director of the Valley Human Trafficking Initiative. He has recently added adjunct professor at LFCC to Ken Blackwell his CV. Blackwell is now the co-owner and president of TeamLogic IT Leesburg Winchester, an IT managed services provider serving companies throughout the

tri-state region. He has been teaching IT at LFCC’s Middletown and Warrenton campuses for the past year. While visiting the college with his daughter, who is studying health information management at Lord Fairfax, Blackwell met several IT faculty members, as well as Karen Kellison, dean of business, education and technology. One thing led to another, and he became a faculty member. “I also use this as a recruiting method because I hire people that I teach,” Blackwell says. “I joke that my interview process is 16 weeks long with three written exams, and you’ve got to show up for work every week.” Blackwell’s impressive background includes 30 years in the IT

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Source GENERAL FUND Real Property Taxes Personal Property Taxes Other Local Revenue State Revenue Federal Revenue Intergovernmental Revenue Use of Prior Years’ Fund Balance TOTAL, GENERAL FUND OTHER FUNDS Ambulance Revenue Recovery Fund Capital Improvement Fund Conservation Easement Service District Fund County Asset Replacement Fund Debt Service Fund Environmental Services - Landfill Fund Fire and Rescue Levy Fund Fleet Maintenance Fund Health Insurance Fund Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Fund School Division Operating Fund School Nutrition Fund School Textbook Fund School Asset Replacement Fund Regional Governor’s School Fund

$99,817,379 23,111,000 26,469,604 27,325,608 2,259,756 2,977,524 1,093,227

$99,973,416 25,245,000 28,163,519 27,958,094 2,580,272 478,137 572,596



$1,383,889 17,107,393 759,726 1,359,000 13,091,837 5,846,621 6,708,423 3,803,739 31,118,765 715,851 137,343,273 5,495,869 1,181,924 3,389,436 1,571,084

$1,456,722 22,878,158 819,913 3,366,858 13,161,797 6,095,935 17,901,475 3,508,172 34,472,822 732,851 140,956,360 5,645,825 1,115,796 4,450,286 1,561,050


$230,876,830 $258,124,020

Less Local Support

($103,036,332) ($107,237,692)





Levy1 REAL ESTATE2 General Real Estate




Special District Levy (Countywide) Fire and Rescue Conservation Easement Stormwater Management Fee3

$0.058 $0.006 $13.64

$0.121 $0.006 $13.64

$0.133 $0.008 $13.64

$0.005 Bethel Academy Street Service District $522.06

$0.005 $522.06

$0.005 $522.06

$4.65 $2.30 $2.30 $1.50 $1.00 $0.25 $0.05 $0.001 $0.987

$4.65 $2.30 $2.30 $1.50 $1.00 $0.25 $0.05 $0.001 $1.001

Special District Levy (District only) Marshall Electric Light & Business Improvement District 4

PERSONAL PROPERTY Tangible Personal Property

$4.65 Business Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment $2.30 Machinery and Tools $2.30 Motor Home/Campers/Boats $1.50 Motor Vehicle Carriers (30+ passengers) $1.00 Fire & Rescue Volunteer Vehicle $0.25 Handicap Equipped. Vehicles $0.05 Aircraft5 $0.001 Mobile Homes $1.039

Rate per $100 of assessed value. To provide the Board of Supervisors the utmost flexibility during the budget deliberations, the overall real estate tax rate shows an advertised amount of $1.001. In addition, the proposed and advertised rates assume the shift of all Fire and Rescue related costs from the General Real Estate rate to the Fire and Rescue rate. The Board of Supervisors may determine during their budget deliberations to not make this shift with the individual rates adjusted accordingly. 3 The Stormwater Management Fee is a countywide special assessment, on a per parcel basis. 4 Special Assessment per lot. 5 Aircraft stored at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport are subject to a special maintenance fee assessment. 1 2

EXPENDITURES Expenditures Summary GENERAL FUND GENERAL GOVERNMENT Board of Supervisors Commissioner of the Revenue County Administration County Attorney Finance Geographic Information Systems Human Resources Independent Auditor Information Technology Management and Budget Registrar Treasurer SUBTOTAL, GENERAL GOVERNMENT




$276,928 $293,447 $292,202 1,577,042 1,655,245 1,624,867 1,035,883 1,233,965 1,125,382 731,629 761,567 755,255 1,473,471 1,533,572 1,566,469 340,007 567,830 356,980 2,758,484 3,318,534 3,003,116 181,610 186,105 186,105 3,900,554 4,357,712 4,100,024 454,031 716,427 574,462 434,945 505,759 467,402 1,299,161 1,373,110 1,354,718 $14,463,745 $16,503,273 $15,406,982

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Expenditures Summary JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION Adult Court Services Circuit Court Clerk of the Circuit Court Commissioner of Accounts Commonwealth’s Attorney General District Court Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court Magistrates SUBTOTAL, JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION


Fire, Rescue, & Emergency Management

Juvenile Detention & Probation Sheriff

$975,803 146,447 1,241,676 15,600 1,481,184 32,700 17,726 87,773 $3,998,909

$1,000,574 164,167 1,290,986 15,600 1,519,892 32,700 17,726 87,773 $4,129,418

$980,967 138,749 1,271,729 15,600 1,522,876 32,700 17,726 87,773 $4,068,120

$8,239,482 309,457 19,618,165

$0 309,532 21,229,746

$0 309,532 20,106,185

SUBTOTAL, PUBLIC SAFETY $28,167,104 $21,539,278 $20,415,717 PUBLIC WORKS

Environmental Services – Convenience Sites

General Services

$2,641,182 5,238,460

$3,022,581 5,523,632

$2,699,239 5,500,436


$7,879,642 $8,546,213


HEALTH AND WELFARE Community Services Board Public Health Social Services/CSA

$475,225 590,172 10,611,171

$475,225 607,877 12,430,487

$475,225 607,877 11,387,781

SUBTOTAL, HEALTH AND WELFARE $11,676,568 $12,470,883 $13,513,589

CULTURE Library Lord Fairfax Community College Parks and Recreation SUBTOTAL, CULTURE

$2,353,360 65,027 3,936,076

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Agriculture Development Community Development Contributions Cooperative Extension Economic Development John Marshall SWCD Planning Commission/BZA/ARB SUBTOTAL, COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT


TRANSFERS Capital Improvement Program Fund County Asset Replacement Fund Debt Service Fund Environmental Services - Landfill Fund

School Division Operating Fund Utility Fund Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Fund

$2,557,425 70,425 4,266,245

$2,510,641 70,425 4,060,037

$6,354,463 $6,894,095


$63,781 $97,757 3,630,297 3,966,357 701,174 1,222,350 152,702 156,211 768,126 947,492 182,807 159,186 150,786 151,631 $5,649,673 $6,700,984

$102,825 3,717,017 1,068,439 156,211 838,826 159,186 151,631 $6,194,135

$1,727,662 $2,018,949 $1,727,662 $2,018,949

$3,194,021 $3,194,021

2,366,061 1,329,000 12,572,750 666,348 86,086,173 100,000 16,000

3,423,198 1,587,532 12,572,750 1,076,735 88,561,477 100,000 16,000

1,966,061 3,813,709 14,451,642 2,290,782 92,111,437 100,000 16,000


$103,136,332 $114,749,631 $107,337,692


$183,054,098 $193,552,724 $184,971,034

OTHER FUNDS Ambulance Revenue Recovery Fund Capital Improvement Fund

Conservation Easement Service District Fund

County Asset Replacement Fund Debt Service Fund

Environmental Services - Landfill Fund

Fire and Rescue Levy Fund Fleet Maintenance Fund Health Insurance Fund Warrenton-Fauquier Airport Fund School Division Operating Fund School Nutrition Fund School Textbook Fund School Asset Replacement Fund Regional Governor’s School Fund

1,383,889 1,458,139 1,456,722 17,107,393 32,531,522 22,878,158 759,726 973,733 819,913 1,359,000 3,843,709 3,366,858 13,091,837 15,040,730 13,161,797 5,846,621 6,641,237 6,095,935 6,708,423 20,472,172 17,901,475 3,803,739 3,927,248 3,508,172 31,118,765 35,155,018 34,472,822 715,851 732,851 732,851 137,343,273 144,506,320 140,956,360 5,495,869 5,645,825 5,645,825 1,181,924 1,115,796 1,115,796 3,389,436 4,450,286 4,450,286 1,571,084 1,561,050 1,561,050

SUBTOTAL, OTHER FUNDS $230,876,830 $278,055,636 $258,124,020

Less Local Support

($103,036,332) ($114,649,631) ($107,237,692)


$127,840,498 $163,406,005 $150,886,328

TOTAL EXPENDITURES, ALL FUNDS $310,894,596 $356,958,729 $335,857,362

Piedmont Family Practice announces the opening of Piedmont Urgent Care, formerly known as Family Docs on Call, at 493 Blackwell Road, Suite 101B, in Warrenton. The Piedmont Urgent Care facility is located next door to the Wound Care Center on the lower left level of the building. Anyone, regardless of being a prior patient of Piedmont Family Practice, is welcome to walk-in anytime between 8 a.m. — 8 p.m. to be seen by trusted community providers. The facility will provide urgent care for injuries and illnesses, lab tests, x-rays, school, sports and employment physicals, as well as primary care for patients without a regular physician. For patients who have insurance coverage and a valid insurance card, it will submit claims to the insurer requesting reimbursement for services rendered. Piedmont Family Practice is an independently owned and operated medical facility that was formed in 1997 by a group of exceptional physicians dedicated to providing the highest quality medical care in the industry. Contact: 540-347-5200

Fauquier High School junior selected as National Youth Delegate Carl Malinsky, a junior who attends Fauquier High School, has been selected to represent Amissville as a National Youth Delegate to the 2018 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment at George Mason University. Malinsky joins a select group of 300 students from across the country to participate in an intensive, weeklong study of leadership in environmental science and conservation. Carl Malinsky He was selected based on academic accomplishments and a demonstrated interest and excellence in leadership in the sciences and conservation studies. He is a member of the percussion section of the marching band and the National Honor Society. George Mason University along with partners, National Geographic and the National Zoo are excited to welcome the nation’s young scholars to Washington, D.C. With distinguished faculty, guest speakers, and direct access to elite D.C. practitioners, the Washington Youth Summit on the Environment offers aspiring environmentalists and student leaders an unparalleled experience. The week-long program is held at George Mason University’s stateof-the-art campus. The Summit will encourage and inspire young leaders who desire a unique experience focused on successful careers in this dynamic industry. The Washington Youth Summit on the Environment will be held June 24 to June 29.


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County supervisors approve rezoning for Remington data center By Jonathan Hunley Contributing Writer

Fauquier supervisors approved zoning changes last week to allow a data center complex to be built near Remington. The county board of supervisors unanimously OK’d a rezoning of 234 acres between Lucky Hill and Remington roads. The change from residential to business park zoning will let Point One Holdings Inc. develop up to six data center buildings near the planned Fox Haven single-family-home subdivision. The development will take between five and seven years to complete, and the buildings, measuring 240,000 square feet to 310,000 square feet, will be leased to large internet companies. The project will create 120 to 180 fulltime jobs. The addition of the complex to the Fauquier business community was hailed by supervisors and by one of the property owners involved. Board Chairman Chris Butler, whose district includes the data center complex, said he didn’t want to “Ashburn” Fauquier County, using the name of the Loudoun County location where a lot of data centers are located. “But,” he said, “there are places that we can strategically place some of these data centers that have a huge impact on our revenues.” The data center development means that the property owners give up 199 residential lots, saving the county from providing government services to homes, Robert N. Springer, one of the owners involved, has said. And it means Fauquier will gain tax revenue from the business use, $8.7 million by the data center’s sixth year, according to an economic analysis. So, in return, the supervisors will allow Springer, who also owns a portion of Fox Haven, to double, from 33 to 66, the number of homes he can sell per year in that 197-lot community. In addition, a previous decision called for the property owners to pay the county $14,730 per home in Fox Haven, but Springer proposed — and the supervisors agreed to — a reduction from that figure to one of $3,073 per residential unit. The lower rate won’t go into effect until at least 200,000 square feet of data center space is built at what is being called Remington Technology Park. The amount $3,073 comes from a formula used by the county to determine the actual impact cost of residential development on services such as schools, libraries, government, police, fire, water and sewer. But Scott District Supervisor Holder Trumbo said he is concerned about lowering the per-

home amount and was the sole dissenter in a separate, 4-to-1 vote on the Fox Haven changes. Trumbo also disputes the notion that $3,073 actually represents what’s necessary to cover the impact of residential development. What Butler seemed interested in, though, was characterizing the data-center vote as one that showed that Fauquier is a business-friendly place. The county has been dubbed the opposite, he said. “I hope this sends the message out that, you know, we’ve got staff working hard on these applica-

tions to move these good projects forward, and I hope that word gets out tonight,” Butler said. And, after the meeting, Springer said he feels the present group of supervisors is particularly good at promoting Fauquier as a place that’s “open for business.” “I’m very happy with these guys,” he said. Also Thursday, two students addressed the supervisors on the matters of school security and walkouts to be held to raise awareness about gun violence in schools in light of the shooting last month at Marjory Stoneman Douglas

High School in Florida that killed 17 people. No student should have to go to school fearing for his or her life, and no parent should have to worry about a child making it home alive, Sara Massei, a senior and president of the Student Council Association at Kettle Run High School, said when describing for the supervisors how a March 14 walkout will work. “No matter how we believe this should be accomplished, that’s what we can all agree on, that’s what unites us,” the 18-year-old said.


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Doing what’s right on Medicaid expansion As expected, Fauquier County’s representatives in Richmond are split along party lines when it comes to Medicaid expansion — with Republicans worrying about paying for it down the road while Democrats see an answer to a years-long battle. Virginia is one of only 19 states that have so far refused to expand the federal-state health insurance program for the poor according to the eligibility rules instituted by the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. The House of Delegates’ budget — approved with the support of 19 Republican delegates — includes Medicaid expansion for the first time. But the state Senate, controlled by 21-to-19 GOP majority, has so far refused to bend. Del. Elizabeth Guzman, the OUR VIEW newly-elected Democrat for the 31st District — says she believes health care is a right — and notes expansion will create jobs across the state, a win-win for the uninsured and the economy. Dels. Michael Webert, R-18th, and Mark Cole, R-88th, voted against the House plan, though Webert, at least, says his motives were altruistic. He objects to able-bodied adults seeking Medicaid and says he fears disabled adults in need of a waiver should be the state’s priority. But the real stumbling block for the GOP is the House plan’s call for hospitals to pay a 10 percent cost-share in 2020. Both Webert and Sen. Jill Vogel, R-27th, say that spells increased health-care costs handed down to Virginia taxpayers. We’re not so sure that’s right. Hospitals want Medicaid expansion. Why? Because they know it’s a better deal than having to pay for indigent care and they know the patients they see will be less sick — and not as expensive to treat — if more have a reliable form of medical insurance that can help them get the care they need. “…Now is the time to bring back Virginia’s tax dollars to help thousands of people get health coverage, boost the economy and create jobs, and improve public health,” the Virginia Hospital and Healthcare Association said in a Facebook post this week, noting a recent survey shows 83 percent of Virginians support the idea — Republicans and Democrats alike. The VHHA, though historically opposed to a hospital tax in the past, now says its members are ready to compromise as long as any tax goes right back into health care. Compromise needs to be the focus when the General Assembly returns for a special session April 11 to iron out the state’s budget. Gov. Ralph Northam, a Democrat, said he supports a straightforward approach and wants to work with Republicans to “bring about a new ‘Virginia Way’ on Medicaid.” Webert told us “if we’re going to do this, better make sure we do it right.” What’s right is a bipartisan agreement on Medicaid expansion to ensure all Virginians have access to health care.


In May 1960, Hugh F. ‘Bumps’ Gouldthorpe of Warrenton was re-elected president of the Fauquier Fish and Game Association, and is shown here with his favorite pointer, “Dixie.’ A Warrenton native, Bumps graduated from Warrenton High School in 1931. He went to work for the local ABC store in 1934, and later became the manager.

75 Years Ago March 18, 1943 The County Rationing Office this week announced appointment of three new members of the rationing board as a price panel. They are Harold E. Smith, Mrs. William H. Emory and Miss Jane Forbes Wilbur. The Marshall Fair Grounds, for 21 years the scene of the annual county fair sponsored by the Fauquier County Agricultural Society Inc., has been sold by Fauquier Country Club Inc. to Cooke Lewis of Marshall, who is returning it to farming. Among the 36 men from Fauquier who passed the exam for armed series and scheduled to leave for Camp Lee for basic training are Conway O. Clatterbuck, Howard T. Sweeney, Clarence A. Middleton, Clay T. Brittle, Ottie E. Ralls, Wilbur A. Moffett, Philip M. Yowell, Arthur W. Fishback, Douglas C. Teates, Warren C. Garman, William D. Turner and Stephen F. Wade. 50 Years Ago March 21, 1968 Warrenton twin brothers Charles Braxton Foley and Frank Starke Foley, both seniors in the School of Business Administration at the University of Richmond, have been elected to membership in Beta Gamma Sigma, the highest scholastic honor that students in business administration can earn. Seaman Apprentice Michael M. Palmer,

USN, left Tuesday for Memphis, where he will attend the Navy’s air electronics school. The son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert E. Palmer of Broad Run, he completed his basic training at the Naval Training Center, Great Lakes, Ill. Theodore Winter, son of Rev. and Mrs. J. Richard Winter of Warrenton, is one of 119 students at Davidson College, North Carolina to qualify academically for the dean’s list for the first semester. Mike Fling of Fauquier High School has signed a basketball grant-in-aid contract with Richmond Professional Institute. He is the first boy from Fauquier to receive a basketball scholarship. 25 Years Ago March 17, 1993 This week, Fauquier County is contemplating life without Vint Hill Farms Station, a future seemingly assured by the installation’s inclusion on the military base closure list released March 12. When Russell “Pete” Runyon ran for Sheriff in 1991, he said it was because he thought it was time for a change. Now he thinks it’s time for a change in Cedar Run District and plans to challenge Wilbur Burton for his seat on the Board of Supervisors. The “Blizzard of 1993,” a snowstorm accompanied by high winds, dumped between 12 and 20 inches on Fauquier County. This resulted in major power outages, closed roads and difficult emergency and fire calls.


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Fighting for a cure

One of my co-workers here at the Fauquier Times sent out an email recently looking for team members to join this year’s Relay for Life, the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Nancy Keyser, who heads our circulation department, has volunteered for nearly two decades. Thirteen of those years she has served as a team captain. For years, I’ve covered these events for one paper or another. I’ve written stories of unheralded heroism in the face of cancer challenges, amounts of money raised, and the number of luminaries lit to remember those lost or honor those who have survived this insidious disease. This year I decided to join a team for the first time. Over the years while I have felt empathy or sympathy for anyone dealing with cancer in any way, I’ve kept guarded. I’ve felt safe that I’ve avoided that emotional roller coaster. Then last year cancer came creeping to my doorstep. It came like a thief in the night leaving me feeling vulnerable, out of control, humbled and angry. My husband, Don, was diagnosed

FROM WHERE I SIT ANITA SHERMAN with colon cancer. Blessedly for us, it was caught early, removed quickly and has made its exit from our lives. January of last year had him in the hospital for several days and then several weeks of recovery. A shout out to Dr. Golub and Dr. Henson for their conscientious and professional care. Don is 75. Then in September of last year we learned of a young lady in Georgia experiencing health issues, her parents concerned. She is the granddaughter of very good friends of ours who also happen to be godparents to our youngest. Her name is Austen. By October the diagnosis came in. She has embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma, otherwise known as ERMS, a form of cancer that typically affects young children when it strikes.

In November she had a hysterectomy and after that a 24-week regimen of chemo treatments began. Through CaringBridge, I can follow the journal writings of her mother, the good days and the bad, the hair loss, the anxiety, the prayers, the tears and the smiles. Austen is 5. Cancer came to visit me on a very personal level striking a senior gentleman who happens to be my husband and a young girl who happens to be the granddaughter of very good friends. These two people in my life represent two ends of the spectrum illustrating in dramatic fashion that cancer shows no favoritism. Numbers from the American Cancer Society suggest that in 2018 there will be an estimated 1,735,350 new cancer cases diagnosed and 609,640 cancer deaths in the United States. Reports of large numbers tend to numb us. Putting your arms around such statistics is overwhelming. But the face of your husband or the face of a young child you know — those are close up and personal. It’s easy to take those two and wrap your arms and heart around them. Spring isn’t officially here but the warm breezes and daffodils poking

their heads up suggest it’s very close. Relay for Life teams sprout at this time of year staffed by volunteers in thousands of communities and 27 countries. They all come together to take action against cancer. There are more than 3,500 Relay for Life events around the country supporting and celebrating survivors and caregivers. Here in Fauquier County there are currently some 27 teams with hundreds of participants. So far more than $8,000 has been raised with a goal of $130,000 by the event in June. Wielding the weaponry of research would appear to be the most effective strategy. And that requires resources. We shouldn’t have to be directly hit before we decide to be proactive. But that is what happened to me. I’m sharing my personal reasons for joining a team in the hopes that you might attend a spaghetti dinner, or have your car washed, buy a cake at a bake sale or a ticket to attend a fashion show. You’ll see lots of fundraisers going on at churches, in backyards or neighboring parks. Donating is your easiest route and it’s very effective. Check out www. Oh, we’re the FT Warriors. You can support us there.


Burroughs needed as GOP chairman April 14 is an important date for voters as the Fauquier County Republican Committee will hold its canvass election to determine the next chairman. Every citizen in our county has a stake in the outcome as important issues such as zoning restrictions that help us maintain Fauquier’s rural charm are involved. I am endorsing Harry Burroughs for the chairmanship. The candidates for the job are Harry Burroughs and Greg Schumacher. Both are good men. Both hold conservative values and are upstanding citizens who want to serve their community to support Republican candidates win local, state and national elections. It’s an important job that pays nothing, and as we have seen in the past couple of years, can be thankless, and a challenge keeping FCRC committee members focused on the mission of electing Republicans to office. As is often the case in politics, we’ve had issues that sometimes appear to divide us more than unite

us. The job involves a lot of time, hard work and dedication, with the only payback being the satisfaction of seeing Republican candidates win important political seats. How many among us are willing to volunteer to tackle a job like this? I know both men. Mr. Schumacher is a retired Army major general. Good to know this. You don’t become a general officer without strong character, achievement, intellect and leadership qualities. I commend him for his service to our great country and applaud his desire to parlay his skills in serving Fauquier County. But I don’t know where he stands on key issues in our county concerning unchecked growth, industrial and highway expansion, and construction. He hasn’t told us. We don’t know if Mr. Schumacher will support future Republican candidates in Fauquier who want to preserve Fauquier’s rural charm, or who favor expansion that may challenge the very reason why many of us moved to this county. Further, Mr. Schumacher states on

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his website: “So my view is that the FCRC has no rightful role in selecting a particular candidate with particular views on various issues, other than ensuring the candidate subscribes to the principles contained in the Virginia Republican Creed.” I believe that is a dangerous viewpoint to hold and one that every voter in the April canvass needs to consider. We need leadership in the FCRC who want to preserve our rural county charm and who will support candidates who hold the same view. It is no coincidence that Mr. Schumacher is supported by the Tea Party faction within the FCRC that promotes policies that would reverse our county’s distinct rural tranquility. He is also the Fauquier Cornerstone Committee’s candidate. Mr. Burroughs also has strong qualities, but in a civilian career in politics where his political experience tips the scale in his favor. And he has stated his position very clearly. From his website, Mr. Burroughs states. “I am running for Chairman of the Fauquier County Republican Committee to help build our committee, continue to grow our party, and ensure the rural culture we

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all enjoy here in Fauquier is preserved.” He’s had a 38-year civilian career in the U.S. House of Representatives, political experience that included working for conservative Republicans in election campaigns in Alaska, California and Virginia. In the five years I have known Mr. Burroughs, I have observed his tenacious work on the FCRC, planning and covering various community political events throughout Fauquier County, manning Republican booths at numerous fairs and festivals trumpeting support for candidates and conveying conservative principles to interested citizens. For the past two years Mr. Burroughs has served as the FCRC vice chairman of precincts, recruiting, training and managing precinct captains for Election Day operations. In this time, we have had numerous elections. Fauquier County did not lose a single precinct in any of those elections. Precinct organization played a major role in those election outcomes thanks largely to Mr. Burroughs’ efforts. We shouldn’t part with successful talent. We have important elections ahead that will require proven political expertise and we need an active party leader to win those elections. I think Harry Burroughs is the right man to lead our party in this undertaking and he has my strong support and endorsement as the next FCRC chairman. Phil Kasky Warrenton


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OBITUARIES William Edwin Rose William Edwin Rose, 73, of Winchester, passed away on Friday, March 9, 2018 at University of Virginia Hospital, Charlottesville, VA. He was born on April 22, 1945 in Fauquier County, VA to the late Robert and Mary Alger Rose. Mr. Rose is survived by his wife Linda Diane Hinkle Rose of 31 years; brothers, Daniel Rose of Winchester, VA, Charles Rose of Luray, VA, and John Rose of Harpers ferry, WV; sisters, Joyce Hulse of Luray, VA, and Mable Smith of Linden, VA. William was preceded in death by his first wife Brenda Rose; daughter Kathy Ann Rose; brothers, Robert and Hunter Rose and sister, Maxine Anderson. William served as a past member of the board of trustees, treasurer of Rectortown United Methodist Church, member of the administrative council and the church choir. Family received friends on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. at the Jones Funeral Home in Winchester. A funeral service will be held Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at the Rectortown United Methodist Church, 3049 Rectortown Road, Rectortown, VA 20140 at 11:00 a.m. with the Pastor Steve Weedling officiating. A reception will follow immediately after the service. Burial will take place at Shenandoah Memorial Park at 3:00 p.m. after the reception. Memorial contributions may be made to The Rectortown United Methodist Church, P. O. Box 301, Rectortown, VA 20140 or to The SPCA 111 Featherbed Lane, Winchester, VA 22601. Online condolences may be left at

Stephen David Garnett Stephen David Garnett died peacefully in Ormond Beach, Florida on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the age of 73 after a battle with Dementia with Lewy Body. Steve is survived by his wife, Carol Snyder Garnett, Remington, VA; sister Patience Garnett Sydnor, Winchester VA and her husband Robert and children John Robert, Scott and Emily; his children Jeffery Gwynn Garnett, Sterling, VA, and Carrie Garnett Baird, Ormond Beach, FL and her husband Ross and Steve’s grandchildren Rivers, Max and Harper. Steve was born on September 10, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia and spent several of his early years in Germany with his parents Gwynn and Marjorie Garnett after World War II. Steve grew up in Arlington, VA and attended St. Stephen’s Preparatory School in Alexandria, VA and received an undergraduate degree from George Mason University. Carol and Steve met at University of South Carolina and were married on June 15, 1968. Prior to marrying Carol, Steve served in the Army Reserve Special Forces and was honorably discharged. Steve held management roles at several northern Virginia companies until moving to run the family’s Remington, VA cattle farm in 1976--following in the footsteps of his father Gwynn, former U.S. Under Secretary of Agriculture. For over 30 years, Steve single handedly ran the family’s 200 acre beef cattle farm with strict natural guidelines years ahead of the national organic food movement. Garnett Farms received national press and accolades for it’s innovations in healthy, antibiotic-free farming - a system replicated by several affiliated farms raising pork, lamb and veal according to Garnett standards. Billed as Coordinated Biofarm Systems, Steve was also a forerunner in the farm to table movement ahead of his time and Garnett Farms products were highly sought after by exclusive restaurants and food purveyors in the Washington, D.C. area. Steve loved to play golf and was quite good at the game. He was a longtime member of Fauquier Springs Country Club and, later, Culpepper Country Club. Perhaps his greatest love in life was family and food. Carol was an excellent and adventurous cook and Steve never met a dinner he didn’t love. Every family celebration was built upon a delicious meal and his children, Carrie and Jeff, carry on this love of enjoying food with loved ones. Steve will be remembered for his witty and dry sense of humor and his insatiable desire to learn about things that interested him. Despite his 24-hour attention to farming, Steve was also incredibly intrigued by computers and created his own computer programs long before they were commercially available. Steve’s son Jeff also caught the computer bug and is currently a network engineer. Steve’s ashes will be scattered on the family farm and family and close friends will be invited to a reception and celebration of Steve’s love of food and life at a future date. The family is thankful for condolences and requests donations in lieu of flowers be made to the Fauquier County SPCA at www.fauquierspca. com.

Wanda L. Love Wanda Lou Love of Warrenton, VA died on March 6, 2018 at her home. She was born on September 9, 1927 in Lynch, KY to the late Joe and Laura Cagna. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Lane Love and her grandson, Ryan Shipe. Wanda is survived by her husband, John L. Love, her son, David W. Love (Debbie) of Centerville, VA and her daughter, Lori Lynn Love of Manassas, VA. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Brandon T. Shipe, Jason W. Love (Alexa), Will Shaheen and Ryan Shaheen and her great grandson, Elliot W. Love. A memorial service to celebrate Wanda’s life was held on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 1:30pm at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, VA. Memorial contributions in Wanda’s name may be made to the American Red Cross.

William Joseph Collins William Joseph Collins, 74, of Marshall, Virginia, passed on March 3, 2018, at his residence. He was born on March 30, 1943. William is survived by his wife, Joan G. Collins of Marshall, VA; two daughters: Janet (Gene) CollinsTibbs of Marshall, VA, Kim A. Richards of Stafford, VA; a son, Brian Collins of Alexandria, VA; one sister, Slyvia Robertson of Haymarket, VA; one brother, Guy Collins, Jr. of Haymarket, VA; 7 grandchildren, and 1 great grandchild. Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 10, 2017, at 12 pm at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 4325 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, Virginia, 22030. Rev. Jeffery Johnson, Sr. delivered the eulogy. Interment was in Pleasant Valley Memorial Park, Annandale, Virginia. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the church or charity of your choice. Online condolences can be given at

Alice T. Edwards Alice T. Edwards, age 98, died at the Adler Center for Caring in Aldie, VA on Tuesday, February 27, 2018. The cause of death was complications from pneumonia. Born May 7, 1919 in Bluemont, VA. to Robert Dillon (died 1929) and Virgie Trenary, Alice was the sole surviving sibling of 11 children. She attended schools in Philomont and Aldie, VA and graduated from High School in Washington, DC. In September 1940, Alice married Charles Wesley Edwards Sr. from Middleburg and they began married life in Arlington. When Wesley entered the Army in 1942 Alice traveled with him while he was stationed in the U.S. and they lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Spokane and other cities in California until Wesley left for the Pacific Theater. Alice returned to Middleburg and lived there until the war ended and her husband returned. Wesley became a B and A Grocery partner in 1948 and sole proprietor in 1959. When he died in 1961 (age 44) Alice took over the daily operations of the B and A and thus began a 37-year career until the store closed in 1998. Known as Alice, Miss Alice, Mama, Mrs. Edwards and Big Alice (she ruled with a velvet fist) Alice knew and served most of the Virginia Hunt Country’s wealthy, famous, middle class working and poor families treating all with respect and kindness. Two of her most notable customers were Jackie Kennedy and Liz Taylor. Children whom Alice waited on and talked to on a daily and weekly basis grew up, married and had children of their own and many of these children became the second generation of B and A customers. Alice attended church in both Middleburg and Aldie and was an active member of the entire Western Loudoun community. She will be especially remembered for serving the community as Middleburg transformed form a sleepy little country town into a world known location. Survivors include three sons Wesley Jr. (Nancy), Dillon (Sue) and David; grandchildren Tammy and Danny (Ashley); great grandchildren Ryan and Morgan Edwards and several nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 5 at Royston Funeral Home in Middleburg with burial following in Middleburg Memorial Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial contributions in Alice’s name be made to the Adler Center of Caring, 24419 Millstream Drive, Aldie VA., 20105 or the charity of your choice.


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OBITUARIES Paul L. Smith Paul Luther Smith, 94 of The Plains, VA passed away on March 9, 2018 at English Meadows, Warrenton. He was born on February 22, 1924 a son of the late Paul Luther Smith, Sr. and Mercedes Carter Smith. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Robbie Virginia Lee Smith. Mr. Smith served in the U. S. Army during the Korean Conflict and he retired from the Warrenton Training Center. He is survived by his daughters and their husbands, Wanda and Tom Browning, Warrenton, VA, Angela and Mark Smith, Warrenton and Paula and Michael St. Onge, Falls Church, VA. A funeral service will be held on Monday, March 19 at 3:00 PM at Bethel United Methodist Church, 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton, VA 20187 with a reception to follow at Twin Oakes, 6791 James Madison Hwy., Warrenton. A private burial at the family cemetery will follow at a later time. Memorial contributions may be made to Bethel United Methodist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Sandra Elease Jolley Sandra Elease Jolley, 76, of Midland, Virginia, passed on March 5, 2018, at Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, Virginia. She was born on July 26, 1941 and she was a member of Mt. Sandra Elease Jolley, 76, of Midland, Virginia, passed on March 5, 2018, at Fauquier Hospital, Warrenton, Virginia. She was born July 26, 1941. She was a retired systems analyst for the House of Representatives and was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, Calverton, VA. Sandra is survived by her husband, Paul B. Jolley, Sr. of Midland, VA; one son, Paul B. (Ginny) Jolley Jr. of Midland, VA; two sisters: Queen (Ed) White, and Barbara (Charlie) Price both of Midland, VA; three brothers: Joseph (Anne) Addison of Baltimore, MD, Victor (Sonya) Addison Sr. of Warrenton, VA, Paul Addison of Brookland, NY and his partner, Roger N. Parker who was a very special friend; one grandchild, Elizabeth Jolley, Midland, VA. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, March 13, 2017, at 12 pm at Faith Christian Church, 6472 Duhollow Road, Warrenton, Virginia, 20187. Rev. Robert L. Jones delivered the eulogy. Interment was in the Fitzhugh Family Cemetery, Midland, Virginia. Online condolences can be given at

Peter Fenton Stebbins Peter Fenton Stebbins, 64, of Gainesville, Virginia, died peacefully at home on Sunday March 4, 2018, surrounded by his wife and loved ones. Peter was born on April 1, 1953, to the late Robert Stebbins and Naomi Bates in Camden, New Jersey. Peter was a generous and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, and uncle who loved spending time with his family. He enjoyed golfing, cooking, skiing, DIY projects with his grandsons and family trips to Aruba. He was a fan of the Washington Nationals, and took great pride in watching his beloved Philadelphia Eagles win Super Bowl XXXIX. Peter had a deep love for animals, and great deal of respect for Vietnam Veterans, and all military service members alike. Peter is survived by his best friend and loving wife Jean Stebbins, and their cats Lucy and Jack; daughter Lauren McMahon and husband Patrick McMahon of Alexandria, VA; daughter Erin Agnew and partner Matthew Jenkins of Culpeper, VA; son Demetri Hogue of Chantilly, VA; grandsons Nathan, Eric, Logan, Aidan, and Max; sister Kathryn (Stebbins) Johnson and husband Clark Johnson; sister Melinda Katz; and many loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, neighbors, and a host of long-time friends. The celebration of Peter’s life is planned for Sunday April 22, 3-6pm, at the Stonewall Golf Club at Lake Manassas in Gainesville, VA. Children welcome. Please RSVP to Lauren McMahon at laurenjeanmcmahon@

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Peggy Albertson, 56, of Front Royal, Kathleen S. Peil, of Marshall, died on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at died on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at Winchester Medical Center. Fauquier Hospital. Services were incomplete at press Services were incomplete at press time at Moser Funeral Home. time at Moser Funeral Home

Wanda L. Love Wanda Lou Love of Warrenton, VA died on March 6, 2018 at her home. She was born on September 9, 1927 in Lynch, KY to the late Joe and Laura Cagna. She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Jennifer Lane Love and her grandson, Ryan Shipe. Wanda is survived by her husband, John L. Love, her son, David W. Love (Debbie) of Centerville, VA and her daughter, Lori Lynn Love of Manassas, VA. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Brandon T. Shipe, Jason W. Love (Alexa), Will Shaheen and Ryan Shaheen and her great grandson, Elliot W. Love. A memorial service to celebrate Wanda’s life will be held on Friday, March 16, 2018 at 3:30pm at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, VA. Memorial contributions in Wanda’s name may be made to the American Red Cross.

James W. O’Brien, III James William O’Brien, III 70, formerly of Haymarket, VA passed away on March 3, 2018 at Novant Health Prince William Hospital. He was born on Oct. 1, 1947 in Washington, DC a son of the late James William O’Brien, Jr and Dolores Woerner O’Brien. He is survived by his sister Virginia “Ginny” Zabriskie and husband Ronald; niece, Susan Schubert; great niece, Schna Knight; great nephew, Tony Knight; great great niece, Ashton Knight Ferguson; half brother, Jack O’Brien and niece, Amanda O’Brien; cousins, Buckie and Barbara Grim and Barbara Dean; his Manassas Pentecostal Church Family where he had been a member for 42 years. Jim loved these scriptures- John 14:1-3 “Let not your heart be troubled; ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. The family will receive friends on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM until a memorial service begins at 12:00 Noon at Manassas Pentecostal Church. Rev. H. G. Leach will officiate. Interment will follow at 2:30 PM at Bright View Cemetery, Warrenton. Memorial contributions may be made to Manassas Pentecostal Church, 8727 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA 20111.

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OBITUARIES James D. Brown James Delaney Brown, 81 of Markham, VA passed away on March 7, 2018 at his home. He was born on May 28, 1936 in Warren County, VA a son of the late Lynwood Delaney Brown and Henrietta Licklider Brown Sale. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Donald Carson Brown. Mr. Brown was the head of security for Oak Spring Farms, LLC, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Mellon. He served for 10 years with the Marshall Volunteer Rescue Squad and was a charter member of Marshall Ruritan Club. He also served as a Deacon and Trustee at Hume Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Showers Brown; three children, Paul Delaney Brown, Arlington, VA, Candace Brown Glascock, Marshall, VA and Clifton Andrew Brown, Hume, VA; two stepchildren, Carolyn Grimsley and Karen Goff both of Markham; his sister, Barbara Brown Gilbert Fishback, Marshall, VA and brother Richard Wayne Brown, Morehead City, NC; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The family received friends on Monday, March 12 from 1:30 PM until his celebration of life begins at 2:30 PM at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton. Interment will be private at Leeds Cemetery, Markham. Memorial contributions may be made to Marshall Vol. Rescue Squad, Marshall Ruritan Club or to Hume Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome.

Paul Carter Taylor Paul Carter Taylor, Age 68, passed on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at his home in Warrenton, Virginia. Paul was born in Arlington, Virginia on October 10th, 1949, son of the late, Joseph F. Taylor and Catherine Carter Taylor. Paul attended; James Madison High School, Old Dominion College, VCU, and received his PhD in Economics from Virginia Tech where he studied under Nobel Memorial Prize winner, James M. Buchanan. Paul’s passion was public choice theory as it applies to economics. He held a number of positions with various trade associations, most notable the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA) from which he retired as their Chief Economist in 2013. His hobbies were Cars and Wine. Paul was preceded in death by his father Joseph F. Taylor in May 2013 and his mother Catherine Carter Taylor in April 2008. He is survived by his brother, Charles ’Chuck’ Taylor and his wife, Kathy of Dallas, Texas, and his niece Cheron Taylor of Richardson, Texas. A memorial service will be held at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA at 10:30 am on Saturday, March 17th, 2018. Interment private. Online condolences may be made at

Seth W. Verrill Seth William Verrill of Castleton, VA died on March 2, 2018 at Fauquier Hospital. He was born on May 16, 1979 in Portland, ME. He worked for Wireless Network Group as a cellular tower technician earning many certifications throughout his career. He loved his friends, his family, and helping others. He is survived by his wife, Aimee Corbin Verrill and his daughters, Lauren Elizabeth Rae Verrill and Lilly Kathryn Verrill of Bealeton, VA. He adored his daughters with all his heart. Also surviving are his parents, Wayne and Marietta Verrill of Luray, VA; his brothers Corey Verrill (Katelyn) of Warrenton, VA and Benjamin Verrill (Amber) of Stanley, VA; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Wayne and Donna Corbin of Sumerduck, VA and brother-in-law, McKenny Corbin (Jennifer) of Las Vegas, NV; special friends, Liz Saulsbury of Castleton, VA and Steven and Regina Wehrle of Remington, VA, along with several nieces and a nephew. He was predeceased by his grandparents. A memorial service was held Monday, March 12, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton, VA with a time to visit the family beginning at 10 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to McShin Foundation, 2300 Dubmarton Road, Richmond, VA 23228.

George Howard Laposay Jr. George Howard Laposay Jr., 76, of Warrenton, VA died Sundayn March 4, 2018 at Royal Haven Nursing Home in Front Royal, VA. He was born January 29, 1942 in Sanford, NC. He was preceded in death by his parents, George H. Sr. and Etta Laposay of Sanford, NC; and his sister, Patricia (Laposay) Shelton of Wilmington, NC. George is survived by his wife of almost 50 years, Diane Laposay, two children, Jason H. and Brian C. Laposay; two grandchildren, Jason Jr. and Lindsey Laposay and several nieces and nephews. George was joyfully Baptized into the church on April 14, 2001 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church by the Reverend Michael J. Bazan. George was an avid reader, a backyard mechanic, loved fishing and gardening, dancing, music and the Dallas Cowboys. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Transportation and his Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Baltimore, Maryland. He was an assistant Boys Scout leader for 4 years and served a term as exalted ruler in the Warrenton Elks Lodge. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thruday, March 8, 2018 at St. the Evangelist Catholic Church, 271 Winchester St., Warrenton, VA. Interment was at Bright View Cemetery. Online condolences may be made at

Charles Edward Robinson, Sr. Charles “Mac” Edward Robinson, Sr., age 82, of Haymarket, Virginia passed peacefully on Monday, March 5th, 2018 at Good Samaritan hospital in Palm Beach, Florida. He was born in Haymarket, Virginia on September 27th, 1935, son of the late Walter & Nellie Robinson. In addition to his parents, Charles was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen Estelle Robinson; daughter, Ellen Darlene Tassone; grandson, Charles Edward Robinson, III; and 10 brothers and sisters. He is survived by two children, Charles “Chase” E. Robinson, Jr. of Fort Pierce, FL and Debra Kay Shiflett & her husband, Tommy of Warrenton, VA; two sisters, Marie Gray of Gainesville, VA and Barbara White of Warrenton, VA; eight grandchildren, Trey Mettinger & his wife, Megan of Warrenton, VA, Ryan Mettinger & his wife, Lindsey of Warrenton, VA, Em Shiflett of Idaho, Patrick Walsh & his wife, Allyssa of Pennsylavania, Ashley Veach & her husband, Brad of Tennesee, Joshua Walsh & his wife, Regan of Tennesee, Kyle Robinson of Alexandria, VA and Megan Robinson of Alexandria, VA; seven great -grandchildren, Lily, Abby, RC, Brooke, Fennley, Brooks and Canon ; and sister-in-law, Kathy Beaver & her husband, Don of Warrenton, VA. The family received friends on Sunday March 11, 2018 at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA from 2 to 4pm. A funeral service was held on Monday, March 12, 2018 at 1:30pm at Haymarket Baptist Church, 14800 Washington, Street, Haymarket, VA 20169. Burial is pending. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Haymarket Baptist Church. Online condolences may be made at

Floyd N. Latimer Floyd Norman Latimer, 53 of Warrenton, VA passed away on March 4, 2018 at Fauquier Hospital. He was born on Oct. 13, 1964 in Warrenton, VA a son of Howard Leroy Latimer and the late Susie Ethel Champ. Mr. Latimer worked as a surveyor and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rectortown. In addition to his father, he is survived by his children Aleighsha Latimer, Austin Latimer, Dominic Latimer and Dezery Lawrence; three siblings, Teresa Latimer, Michael Latimer and Nickie Latimer. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 16 from 6-8 PM at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton where funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at Pine Grove Memory Gardens, Jeffersonton. Memorial contributions may be made to Fauquier SPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at


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Floyd N. Latimer Floyd Norman Latimer, 53 of Warrenton, VA passed away on March 4, 2018 at Fauquier Hospital. He was born on Oct. 13, 1964 in Warrenton, VA a son of Howard Leroy Latimer and the late Susie Ethel Champ. Mr. Latimer worked as a surveyor and was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Rectortown. In addition to his father, he is survived by his children Aleighsha Latimer, Austin Latimer, Dominic Latimer and Dezery Lawrence; three siblings, Teresa Latimer, Michael Latimer and Nickie Latimer. The family will receive friends on Friday, March 16 from 6-8 PM at Moser Funeral Home, Warrenton where funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17 at 2:00 PM. Interment will be at Pine Grove Memory Gardens, Jeffersonton. Memorial contributions may be made to Fauquier SPCA or St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Online condolences may be made at

Dr. Andrew Clayton Emery Dr. Andrew Clayton Emery was born September 27, 1983 in Warrenton, Virginia and died on March 2, 2018 in Bethesda, Maryland. In 2011, Drew received his Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Georgetown University Magna Cum Laude and was a research scientist in the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Regulation, at NIMH, Bethesda. He was awarded the Julius Axelrod Memorial Fellowship at NIMH in 2015. Professional affiliations included the Catecholamine Society, ASPET, and the Society for Neuroscience. Drew’s work has been widely published in research journals and he collaborated with scientists worldwide. Survivors include his wife Jen and sons Albert Thomas and Paul Joseph, his sister Erica Emery Peterman and her husband Shane Peterman, parents Clay and Wendy Emery, and his brother and sister by marriage, Tim and Glyn Watson. Beloved family also includes Ruth and Rich Umbel, Paul and Joan Payne and their daughter Jillian, Lynn and Don Garland, and their daughter Brandi, and great-aunts Ruth Osborne and Jean Payne. Drew’s parents by marriage were Hedio and Canora Estillore. Robert and Joyce Emery, and Albert and Gertrude Payne, were his grandparents and were of profound influence. He treasured his grandmother by marriage Nancy Petrucci. The Emery family extends to hundreds in Lawis, Bohol and Cebu, Philippines. Drew’s life was enriched by so many mentors including his oboe teacher, Ron Sipes, his Master’s mentor, Dr. Linda Chrosniak, his Ph.D. mentor, Dr. Jarda Wroblewski, and Dr. Lee Eiden, Principal Investigator at NIMH. He was a gifted teacher and enthusiastically shared his knowledge with many young scientists and mentees. Friends and family around the world were blessed by his sense of humor, his incredible intellect, and his generosity. A Mass of Christian Burial was offered on Friday, March 9 at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic Church, 23331 Sam Fred Road, Middleburg, VA. Interment was at Marshall Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew Emery Children’s Education Fund, c/o The Fauquier Bank, 10 Court House Square, Warrenton, VA 20186. Online condolences may be made at


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“Father Ben,” accepted the call to serve at St. James’ Episcopal Church and School in Warrenton a little more than five years ago, it was a welcome return to familiar haunts. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Father Ben received a master’s degree in divinity from the Virginia Theological Seminary in Alexandria. Before his return to Virginia, he had a 10-year stint in Kentucky, first as an associate priest at St. James’ Pewee Valley and then as an interim priest at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Louisville. Perhaps his strongest attraction in coming to St. James’ is the joint ministry with the school where he leads chapel or worship several times a week. Construction is currently underway on an expansion and renovation to the church and school, a project near and dear to Father Ben. Together with other church leaders, he has spent much of the past five PASTOR years designing PROFILE and fundraising for this major capital improvement not only allowing wheel chair accessibility to more areas but to enhance the dynamic ministries taking place on a daily basis. “One of my particular joys has been working with several committed individuals to use our long-standing gifts and passions for education to address the universal kindergarten preparedness in Fauquier County. Our Learning Starts Early program has partnered with the Virginia Preschool Initiative, Head Start, our own school, and several other community organizations and individuals to make meaningful progress,” said Father Ben. The largest fundraiser for Learning Starts Early happens each November with the Gobble, Gobble, Run or Wobble 5K. With proceeds from this event, the church school has been able to provide several scholarships for students to attend their preschool program. Father Ben is married to Anna, an urban planner and the principal architectural historian for Wetlands Studies and Solutions in Gainesville. A graduate of St. James’ School, their son Elliott is a sixth-grader at Taylor Middle School. Their daughter Lauralee is a fourth-grader at St. James’. Rounding out the family is a basset hound named Marty and Rocky, a Himalayan cat. When asked about his favorite passage from scripture, Father Ben looks to the prodigal son. “There is so much going on there and so much of each of us in both brothers and the unconditional and uninhibited love the Father has for each of them, I believe, hits at the at the heart of the Gospel,” he said. Last year, St. James’ celebrated its 200th anniversary. On March 17, the congregation and community is invited to celebrate Father Ben’s five years of ministry and his dream to grow that relationship into the future. — Compiled by Anita Sherman



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St. James’ Episcopal Church celebrates Father Ben

“Five Faithful Years” honors the shared ministry of Father Ben Maas and the congregation at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 73 Culpeper St. in Warrenton, on Saturday, March 17, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. All are welcome. Please RSVP to

Community dinner planned in March

Liberty United Methodist Church, 10513 Old Marsh Road, will hold a Community Dinner featuring ham and corn beef cabbage on Friday, March 16, from 5-7 p.m. “The Story of Ruth” (A sight and sound movie) will be played after dinner. Free-will donation helps the building fund. Contact Pastor Barbara at 540-987-9144

Our Saviour Lutheran Church hosts Trivia Night

Women Build of Fauquier Habitat for Humanity is excited to announce its 15th Trivia Night to be held Friday, March 23, at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 6194 Dumfries Road, in Warrenton. The event offers dinner, trivia, a silent auction and a live auction during intermission. The goal is to raise funds to support their Critical Home Repair program. Dinner is catered by Northside 29 and is served at 6 p.m.

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Dinner costs $10 per person. Trivia begins at 7 p.m. and costs $10 per person to play. Something for everyone and all ages! Ten rounds of eight questions to teams of eight or fewer players. For reservations or more information, contact Linda: 540-878-0908 or

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church hosts spaghetti dinner

Come for the friendship, fellowship and delicious food at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 400 N. Church St. in Remington, monthly spaghetti dinner, Friday, March 23, from 5-8 p.m. Choose meat or Alfredo sauce, green beans, salad, garlic bread and numerous special desserts. Donations welcome. Questions, call 540-439-3733. Email address to for reminders about upcoming events and dinners.

Walnut Grove Baptist Church SWAP holds Mid-Day Bible Study Seniors with a Purpose, of Walnut Grove Baptist Church, 8909 Meetze Road, Warrenton, cordially invite you to a Noon Day Bible Study. Every Thursday, from noon-1 p.m., they will study the book “Great Characters of the Bible” by Dr. Alan B. Stringfellow. This Bible study is open to all. For more information, call 540-347-0974 or email or wgbc13@gmail. com.

Mount Zion Baptist Church holds Founders Day Service

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South Third St. in Warrenton, will celebrate Founders Day on Saturday, March 17, at 3 p.m. There will be a District No. 2 Ushers’ Ministry 16th Tag/Founders Day Service. Pastor Keith McCullough will deliver the Word and The Unity Choir from Little Washington is the guest choir. Lunch will be served at 1 p.m. Ushers are asked to be in uniform. Free admission and all are welcome to worship. For more information, contact the church office at 540347-3735

What luck! Turkey and oyster dinner on St. Patrick’s Day

Nokesville United Methodist Church, 12550 Aden Road in Nokesville, invites all to its 73rd Turkey and Oyster dinner on Saturday, March 17, from 4-7 p.m. $22 for adults, $8 for children 6-10, free for children under 5. Musical entertainment begins at 4:45 p.m. featuring The Naked Mountain Boys. Contact: 703-594-2141.

PALS offers weekly services of prayer

PALS Church in Bealeton, 6415 Schoolhouse Road, welcomes everyone to join for weekly services of prayer during the season of Lent. These quiet half-hour gatherings begin at 7:30 p.m. each Thursday through March 22. PALS is a congregation of Presbyterians and Lutherans united for worship, fellowship, and service. PALS is currently seeking a part-time musician to provide piano/organ accompaniment for worship and to direct the small choir. Call 703-943-

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Odd Fellows Cemetery under new leadership

The Odd Fellows Cemetery on Fortune Mountain Road in Marshall (Rectortown) is now under the leadership of Mount Olive Baptist Church also in Marshall. All who have relatives/friends buried there are asked to contact the Rev. Bill Grant Sr. at 540-270-1832.

‘Clothing for our Community’ planned for April

Grace Bible Church in Marshall is having its annual “Clothing for our Community” event on Saturday, April 14. If you have gently used clothing that you would like to donate, stop by the church between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on April 9-12. If you are in need of some clothes or other accessories, stop by the church on April 14 from 9 a.m. — 1 p.m. There are clothes for adults, children and babies. 4387 Free State Road. Contact the church office at 540-364-3832 for more information.

Grace Episcopal Church hosts community lunch

All are invited to attend the community lunches of 2018 held at Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St. in The Plains. Mark your calendars for future community lunches this year to be held from 11a.m.-1 p.m. March 24, April 28, May 26, June, July 28, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving) and Dec. 15. Contact Sue Smith at sue@paulandsuesmith. net or 540-270-0410.

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Kettle Run seniors named National Merit finalists

Kettle Run High School seniors Nicholas O’Connor and Liam Whitted have advanced to finalist standing in the 63rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They received a Certificate of Merit in recognition of this accomplishment. These two students will now move on to the final phase of this program when approximately 7,500 merit scholarship winners will be chosen and awarded scholarship offers. About 1.6 million high school students enter the National Merit Program each year by taking the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. That number was narrowed down to about 15,000 finalists. The 2018 National Merit Scholarship winners will be announced beginning in April and will join more than 330,000 other young people who have earned the Merit Scholar title.


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Meet Marie Washington, attorney and devoted volunteer By Amanda Heincer

Times Staff Writer

Community service is central to Warrenton attorney Marie Washington’s practice and to her life, she says. Washington, a Fauquier County native, has practiced law since 2003 and opened her own office, The Law Office of Marie Washington PLC, in April 2011. Washington said being a business owner has allowed her to prioritize things like community service and community involvement. “I enjoy being my own boss and being able to take time from the workday to volunteer at schools, Salvation Army, and other community events,” she said. “I like the flexibility of being my own boss and participating in various events that are being held in the county.” Washington said she loves being able to give back to the community she has long lived in and loved. “I grew up in Fauquier and Fauquier County is my roots,” said Wash-

ington, who graduated from Liberty High School before going on to get her bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, and her juris doctorate from Washington and Lee University. “My parents and sister live in Midland. I like giving back to my community. I enjoy First Fridays, Warrenton Spring Festival, Warrenton Town Limits for Fourth of July, and the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce.” Marie Having her pracWashington tice in Warrenton allows Washington to be an active member of the town and community, she said. “I like having a practice in Warrenton. It is nice to be able to walk to nice restaurants and stores,” she said. “EOTW [Experience Old Town Warrenton] is doing a lot to bring Warrenton to a whole new level. We have good

people that want Warrenton to excel.” Washington currently serves on the Board of Directors for Fauquier Health Senior Living and on the advisory board for the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. Previously, she served on boards for Fauquier Faith Partners, Inc., the Salvation Army, Warrenton United Methodist Church, and the Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier County. Washington said she learned her love of community service from her parents. “My parents taught me to give back to the community,” she said. “My mother would always give me money to put in the Salvation Army Kettle when I was little. We never walked by without giving something. My dad coached numerous sports teams, and volunteers at Joe Gibbs Youth for Tomorrow. My parents always, and I mean always, help people that are in need. They will give people items if their house burned down without even knowing them. They will randomly greet a friend in a restaurant and pay for their dinner.”

And, she said, law was always something she was interested in. “I enjoyed watching ‘Matlock’ with my grandfather while I was growing up,” Washington said. “I really enjoy helping people. I want them to know that attorneys are just like anyone else and not to be intimidated.” Washington is a general practice attorney with experience in traffic, criminal, estate planning, restoration of rights, business entity formation, landlord-tenant and civil law. Washington said she sees practicing law as another way to help people. “I like helping people and enjoy feeling like I am contributing to society,” she said. “I look forward to going to the office every day.” The Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC, 67 West Lee Street, Ste 102, Warrenton / 540-347-4172 / For more powerful, inspirational women who mean business, pick up a copy of the winter 2018 issue of SHE! Can’t find a copy? Call 540-347-4222.

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Datacenters pose new opportunities and challenges for communities By Miles Friedman

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Datacenters have been in the news lately. We get a lot of questions about this phenomenon, from the mundane such as, “Is datacenter is one word or two?” to larger questions like, “Why do communities want them and what are the impacts on a locality?” What they are: Internet traffic flows through servers, and in general, the servers tend to be clustered in datacenters. The website Cloudflare defines them as follows: A datacenter is a facility housing many networked computers that work together to process, store, and share data. Most major tech companies rely heavily upon datacenters as a central component in delivering online services. Thus, whether you’re shopping online or utilizing various Internet-based services, the information you send and receive is probably going through a datacenter. Some large companies choose to use their own datacenters, while others choose to lease space in a datacenter serving multiple clients. Datacenters may be developed by an individual company, (an end user) or they may be built and leased out by developers, whose clients are the end users.

Why Would We Want One?

Datacenters involve a substantial investment in the computer equip-

What Lies Ahead? ment which processes the Internet traffic. In most counties this means a large investment that is subject to local taxation. Moreover, while datacenters do not create a large number of jobs, those that are created tend to be fairly high paying. Datacenters do not belch smoke or pollutants, tend not to place much burden on traffic, schools, or other local services and tend to be quiet, relatively undemanding corporate citizens. Counties like Loudoun and Prince William have become major magnets for datacenters and have attracted massive clusters which pay considerable taxes. Our approach, of course, is very different.

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Datacenters have needs: land, power, water, fiber and skilled labor among them. The land requirements vary, depending upon whether the prospect is a single entity or a datacenter park with multiple users. Power needs are significant, but water needs, once massive for cooling


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MORE PREVIEWS NEXT WEEK Look for more Fauquier Times spring sports previews in the March 21 issue. PHOTO RANDY LITZINGER


Kettle Run’s track record will be tested this year. “I think we’ve got a pretty good group,” says coach Ty Thorpe.


Always-potent Kettle Run baseball team returns just three starters By Jeff Malmgren Times Staff Writer

Many former bench players will try to make their mark this season for a Kettle Run baseball team that has established its benchmark as an appearance in the region semifinals. The Cougars failed to reach that level of the postseason last spring despite amassing a school-record 21-game winning streak with one of their most experienced rosters in program history. So now Kettle Run has only three players with significant varsity playing time, leaving expectations unusually low for a team that has advanced to the region semifinals during five of its past eight seasons, including a state semifinal appearance in 2016. “They know they’ve got some really big shoes to fill,” Cougars coach Ty Thorpe said of his 2018 players. “We try not to talk about it too much. … We’re not trying to put any added pressure on them.” Kettle Run lost nine seniors to graduation last spring after setting a school record for wins en route to a 21-1 record with a surprising 6-4 loss to E.C. Glass in the Class 4A West Region quarterfinals. Those Cougars showed legitimate talent, making the goal of a state championship realistic before they lost in the

Yearly records

Possible lineup

2017: 21-1* 2016: 20-3*^ 2015: 18-4* 2014: 16-6* 2013: 7-13 2012: 15-3* 2011: 17-6* 2010: 17-7* 2009: 10-10 Total: 141-53 *Region playoff appearance ^State playoff appearance

1. Jared Johnson, Sr., SS* 2. Isaac Brooks, Sr., CF* 3. Bailey Burke, Sr., 1B/P 4. Jacob Gladstone, Sr., C* 5. Joe Vogatsky, So., P/1B 6. Nathan Mabe, Jr., 3B 7. Bryce McKenna, Soph., LF^ 8. Michael Aldrich, Jr., 2B# 9. Thomas Harding, Sr., RF *Returning starter ^Position battle with Zach Ewald, Jr. #Position battle with Caden DeCroo, Jr.

opening round of region play. “I think about it every day,” Thorpe said. “Usually once a day I think, ‘What could have been?’ It’s tough because you don’t get a chance to coach kids like that every year.” Yet Kettle Run has fielded a talented baseball team during each season in its history. The Cougars have advanced to region play during seven of their nine seasons with only one losing record, so graduation losses rarely hinder them. “You can never replace talent like what we had last year and the year before,” Thorpe said. “But I think we’ve got a pretty good group. “They seem to know the game,” he said. “Hopefully they’ll surprise some people and show how good

they really are.” Kettle Run’s three returning starters are senior leadoff hitter Jared Johnson, who will play shortstop this season, senior center fielder and No. 2 hitter Isaac Brooks, and senior catcher and cleanup hitter Jacob Gladstone. They each made an all-conference team last season, but the Cougars lost seven other all-conference players. Senior Bailey Burke and sophomore Joe Vogatsky round out the Cougars’ heart of the order as a duo that will share time at first base and on the pitcher’s mound. “Swinging the bat really well,” Thorpe said of Burke and Vogatsky. “I’m really happy with some of my younger guys.” That group includes potential left

fielders in sophomore Bryce McKenna and junior Zach Ewald, potential junior second basemen in Michael Aldrich and Caden DeCroo (recovering from an ankle injury from basketball season), and junior third baseman Nathan Mabe. Senior right fielder Thomas Harding will likely round out Kettle Run’s starting lineup. Vogatsky and Burke will also likely jockey for position as Kettle Run’s No. 1 pitcher this season with the sophomore having the only significance experience among the Cougars’ pitching staff after appearing in three games last spring. Ewald and senior Zach Alverez will consume many of the remaining innings despite their inexperience. “These guys have done well in the scrimmages,” Thorpe said of his entire pitching staff. “There’s been some defensive mistakes … but it’s all stuff that can be fixed. “I like what I’ve seen out of my pitchers so far,” the coach said. “Our hitters are a little bit behind, but that’s normal for this time of year.” The Cougars lost a recent preseason game to Rock Ridge, 5-2, but they previously performed well during an unscored scrimmage against South County. “We hit the ball well; had a good night for the first time on field,” Thorpe said. “The kids are working hard. … I think we’re progressing.”


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Older, deeper lineup could carry Falcons to regions By Jeff Malmgren

Possible lineup

Times Staff Writer

Matt O’Saben has a list of four baseball games the Fauquier Falcons would have won last season if not for an ill-timed error or fluke circumstance in each. “We had a pretty good season,” the Fauquier coach said, “but we had some opportunities get away from us.” While a 15-4 record would look better on the Falcons’ resume, they still finished 11-8 last spring and now have six returning starters. That gives O’Saben hope for improvement after Fauquier lost in the Conference 22 tournament semifinals last season. “I think we’re primed for a pretty good year,” he said. “The seniors are taking this year very seriously. A lot of these guys have been playing together since they were 7 years old and they have a chance to do what they’ve been talking about” since then. However, contending for a Class 4 Region C berth seems challenging in the Falcons’ new Northwestern District. Only two of the district’s seven teams will

1. Carson McCusker, CF/P, Sr.* 2. Cole Western, Sr., 2B* 3. Blaze O’Saben, Sr., SS* 4. Lane Pearson, Sr., P/3B* 5. Troy Smith, Sr., 1B* 6. Hayden Smith, Sr., RF 7. Cam Lee, Sr., LF/P* 8. James Swart, Soph., 3B 9. Nate Dulevitz, Fr., C *Returning starter


Cam Lee is one of three starting pitchers back for Fauquier, which is expected to contend for a regional berth in the competitive Northwestern District. advance to region play after two of five Conference 22 teams qualified last spring. In addition to a batting order with six returning starters, Fauquier’s top three starting

pitchers returned. Lane Pearson will begin as the No. 1 pitcher followed by fellow all-conference seniors Carson McCusker and Cam Lee. “Those guys pitched in

high leverage games,” O’Saben said. “I’m comfortable with any of those guys.” Plus, Fauquier’s bullpen includes Dennis Minter, Dustin Donner, James Swart and Clay Goff. “From a depth perspective we’re better off than we have been in a lot of years,” O’Saben said. That may apply to the Falcons’ offense too. They have seven senior starters, including Blaze O’Saben, who led them last season with a .404 batting average, a 1.177 OPS and 20 runs as an all-region shortstop. When not pitching, McCusker will serve as center fielder and leadoff hitter, while Pearson will hit fourth and play third base with Lee hitting seventh and playing left field. Rounding out the

starting lineup are senior second baseman Cole Western (all-conference), senior first baseman Troy Smith, senior right fielder Hayden Smith, sophomore third baseman James Swart and freshman catcher Nate Dulevitz. “We’re really excited about him,” O’Saben said of Dulevitz. “His ability to receive the ball behind the plate is advanced and he has a great plate approach [offensively]. He’s going to be a star.” Fauquier lost senior catcher David Graham to graduation in addition to all-region center fielder Henry Delavergne, both of whom hit in the heart of Fauquier’s lineup. “He was a big energy guy and hit the ball a ton for us,” O’Saben said of Delavergne. “His ability to go get the ball in the outfield is not something you’re going to replace.” Without him, the Falcons dominated a preseason scrimmage against Skyline. Pearson and Blaze O’Saben each went 4-for-4 as Fauquier amassed 19 hits. “I was pretty happy with our offense, defense and pitching,” Matt O’Saben said. “We’re highly optimistic.”

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Bonded Falcons ooze promise By Fred Hodge

ond-team all-district Special to the Times performer in 2017 at defense wing, and Coach Ken McInPayton O’Hara, who nis hopes a stable of contributed 53 draw scorers will make the controls last season. Fauquier girls lacrosse Madison Filson is the team difficult to dethird midfield starter, fend this spring. with Taylor DeHavMaddie Martin, last en, Jamie Renzi, Ella year’s top scorer, gradIrvin and Lakyn Haruated and took her firstlow also in the picture. team all-Evergreen Grayson-Funk may Conference talents to play at a middie spot Gardner-Webb Univeras well. PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER sity. As a senior, Martin “We have a number Frazier and the Falcons had 53 goals and 20 as- Yvie of girls that I expect to open Monday, March 19 against sists, and finished with Osbourn at 5:30 p.m., followed stand out this year. We 118 goals in three years. by the FHS boys at 7. are definitely not shy on McInnis is now shooters,” McInnis said. looking at numerous “And I expect picking players to give the opposition head- all-district [nominees] to be extremely aches. “I expect the dispersal of difficult, as I do not foresee any one girl goals to be even across the board,” standing out.” McInnis said. A. J. Adan, a Virginia Wesleyan Senior Carleigh Cordova also recruit, will be the starter in goal afearned first-team accolades in 2017 ter a solid junior season. and will join classmates Yvie FraDefenders include returning startzier and Anna Petty and sophomore er Jo Quinn St. Ledger, along with newcomer Sarah Grayson-Funk as Abigail Myers, Natali Munoz, Elisthe starting attack. Grayson-Funk, abeth Sutton. Cordova, Adan and a transfer from Connecticut, has im- O’Hara are the tri-captains. pressed early, as has sophomore Zoe Last spring’s team chemistry flucSavage, who began last spring on the tuated in a 5-11 season, but McInnis junior varsity before moving up fol- was happy to report the chemistry lowing several strong performances. looks strong. “I cannot wait to see them in ac“That’s what I love about this tion,” McInnis said excitedly. group of girls. The way they have The midfield also has poten- bonded and the way they get along,” tial scorers in Abbi Findley, a sec- McInnis said.


New coach likes Orozco-Castro tandem By Josh Dorsey

Lutz and four-year-varsity talent Marvin Javier Amaya to get the ball in For the first time in the back of the net. nearly a decade Greg McMartinez “will be Leod won’t roam the sideplaying my No. 10, which lines for the Liberty boys is a key attacking role in soccer team. McLeod, a soccer,” Hayes said. He mainstay who led the Eawas also the leading goal gles to a 9-6-1 record in scorer last year. Javi has 2017, is passing the torch a lot of speed and good to Dan Hayes. touch on the ball. He is Hayes, a veteran fullvery attack oriented and time coach who formerly you definitely want him guided Wakefield School, up top. He has good timPHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER brings great familiarity Four-year varsity player ing with his runs.” to the Bealeton. “I live Orozco is one of Returnee Ryan Lutz is in the area and coached a Robin Liberty’s four captains. a sophomore and starts as lot of the current Liberty a right-sided forward. players,” Hayes said. Hayes will also get Liberty is stacked with eight seniors, and several others with varsity help from elsewhere in the Liberty athletics family. experience. Wrestler Bryan Contreras is Liberty’s Hayes’ style is to build from the back line with seniors Robin Oroz- other starting center back. “He is only a co and Fernando Castro leading the sophomore but he’s extremely physical and a varsity wrestler so he understands march upfield. “Robin is going to be our starting how to use his body,” Hayes said. Football player Brendan Wolfe, center back and will be captain of our back line,” Hayes said. “Fernando is an Eagles linebacker and receiver, is our defensive center midfielder. He experimenting with soccer as a goalis really the key player of making the ie, and Hayes sees potential. “He is very physical. He has great hands decision when we move forward.” Hayes calls the Orozco-Castro and timing as well as being a very duo “the brains on how we attack physical big guy,” the coach said. Returning keeper David Caal and into the final third. Once we are into the final third it is dependent on the Wolfe are expected to battle it out for the first couple of weeks. top three going into goal.” “As of now I think this team has Once the Eagles’ attack is in motion it will turn over to junior Cesar the ability to be competitive with [Alex] Martinez, sophomore Ryan anyone,” Hayes said. Special to the Times

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COMBINED TEST Pony Club fundraiser is Sunday

Copperfield Farm in Hume hosts a dressage show and modified combined test this Sunday. The event benefits the Old Dominion Hounds Pony Club. Visit the ODHPC Facebook page.

EQUESTRIAN FORUM Support Meetze Horse Park

The Fauquier Equestrian Forum annual membership drive is Sunday, March 18 at the Black Horse Inn in Warrenton. The FEF is developing the public Meetze Station Horse Park just east of Warrenton. The event runs 1-4 p.m., and will include food and drink, with a silent auction and raffles. Visit

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Virginia’s eight-week spring steeplechase season opens Saturday with the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point at Airlie and builds to the rich Virginia Gold Cup on May 5 at Great Meadow. This Saturday’s event includes a debut side-saddle race.

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Nearly $750,000 up for grabs on rich Virginia steeplechase circuit By Betsy Burke Parker Special to the Times

Virginia’s steeplechase circuit gets underway this Saturday with the Warrenton Hunt Point-to-Point at Airlie. The spring season runs eight weeks, through the May 5 Virginia Gold Cup Races. Seven point-to-points and three National Steeplechase Association-sanctioned meets make up the local schedule. Virginia’s three NSA meets offer more than $750,000 in purses, a big part of the NSA’s record-setting spring – 16 meets, including two returning ones, worth $2,870,000. “That’s up nearly $100,000 from 2017,” which was also a record year, according to NSA Director of Racing Bill Gallo. The May 12 Iroquois in Nashville offers the most – $525,000 in purses, with Gold Cup next richest with $425,000. There are few changes on the point-to-point calendar, said Virginia Point-to-Point Foundation president Don Yovanovich. One meet made a permanent move to an April date from early March. “Blue Ridge (Hunt) shifted their races to an open date in April,” he

Steeplechase calendar Saturday: Warrenton Hunt Pointto-Point, Warrenton March 24: Piedmont Foxhounds Point-to-Point, Upperville April 1: Orange County Hounds Point-to-Point, Middleburg April 7: Old Dominion Hounds Point-to-Point, Ben Venue April 15: Loudoun Hunt Point-toPoint, Leesburg April 21: 98th annual Middleburg Spring Races, Middleburg April 22: Blue Ridge Hunt Point-toPoint, Berryville April 28: 40th annual Foxfield Races, Charlottesville April 29: Middleburg Hunt Pointto-Point, Middleburg May 5: 93rd annual Virginia Gold Cup Races, The Plains explained, saying the Clarke County club moved to a mid-April date last year, with good result. The meet had been postponed, or canceled, moved because of snow so many times, “and you have to remember, a race meet doesn’t just drop out of the sky the morning of (the races.)” A year’s worth of planning is

required from race organizers, he explained, and last-minute weather changes hurt the bottom line for what is often a hunt club’s major fundraiser. “There are months of scheduling, and then weeks of setting up the courses, and then dismantling them. “It’s a ton of work,” he said.

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Full entries, including a four-pack of runners representing a Hall of Fame trainer, mark the circuit opener at Airlie Saturday. The 77th annual Warrenton point-to-point March 17 starts at 12 p.m., post time for the first of nine races. Pennsylvania-based Jonathan Sheppard is sending four, including Eclipse champion runner-up All The Way Jose, entered on the turf as a tightener for the $150,000 grade 1 Colonial Cup at Camden March 31. Three races on the turf, three over hurdles and three over timber are featured, along with a side-saddle race. The third race, the Viola Winmill memorial, is part of the Side-Saddle Steeplechase Foundation series linking six races in Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania. Complete entries and more details about upcoming races are at Race details and ticket information are available at

EQUESTRIAN YOGA Classes at Tri-County Feeds

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New-look Falcon girls focusing on offense

Lamper-led Falcons have holes to fill By Fred Hodge

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By Fred Hodge

Special to the Times

Who’s going to score the goals? That’s a major question mark for the 2018 Fauquier girls soccer team, which lost much of its scoring. The Falcons return nine players to go with 13 varsity newcomers. “We’re trying to find what lineups and formations will allow us to put those people in position to score. We have a long way to go,” said coach Rick Ashley. Fauquier fared well in a 1-0 scrimmage win over Class 5 Stafford at home Friday. The lone goal came from Kelsie Emmer in the first half and Ashley was pleased to see Fauquier’s young defense hold onto the shutout. “I thought we played a really good first half in terms of attacking soccer,” said Ashley, noting another Falcon shot bounced off the left post “centimeters” away from another score. Ashley said one to three players might step forward as primary threats, or a committee approach could develop. “We just don’t know at this point,” Ashley said. “We started four freshmen and three sophomores against Stafford, so we’re still trying to find out where the goals are going to come from.” Ashley expects “a lot of experimentation about who we start and what formation we play. We have a lot to figure out.” Junior tri-captain Tarah Markell is the veteran on defense and probably will work alongside a sophomore and two freshmen. The starting goalkeeper is senior

PHOTO BY ANDREA JONES Caroline Diehl and the Falcons begin Northwestern District play with back-to-back home games against Handley and Millbrook March 20 and 21.

Mykala Dittmar, with freshmen Ava Grabner and Hannah Vereen competing for the second slot. “I think we’ve got our back line resolved, but it’s a very young group. I think we have good sense of what our midfield is going to look like,” Ashley said. Senior captains Beth Larkin and Caroline Diehl, “a warrior,” will anchor the midfield along with Emmer, Lauren Farris and Ava Hayes. But offensive punch remains an issue. “I think the question is who are those forwards going to be that can ultimately score the goals. Can we move the ball quickly, and can we create scoring chances and also drop back and defend against teams that have a lot of power and speed up front? That’s going to be a challenge,” Ashley said, mentioning Abby Wells as one possibility. Olivia Chirasello, Heather Buckley, Grace Blanchette, Ashby Nye, Kristal Benson, Sofie Marino, Kaitlyn Lonsinger, Carmen Canino, Kara Gilpin, Kamryn Bishop, Sydney Trussell, Grace Chesley and Emma Chesley complete the varsity squad.

Fauquier enters a new campaign without the services of three fouryear starters and all-conference Falcons now playing in college. The Falcons finished second to Freedom in the Conference 22 tournament last spring, then advanced to the regional finals where they lost to eventual state champion Woodgrove. Coach Mark Ott must replace three career .400 hitters in Leann Brown (Shepherd University), Jesse Goodwin (George Mason) and Marlee Ott (Waynesburg University). Mark Ott says it’s going to be a challenge to find the right combination of hitters throughout the lineup, but hopes Fauquier’s team speed will generate runs. Easing Ott’s nerves is the presence of ace senior pitcher Sarah Lamper, who heads a list of eight returnees back from a 15-7 team. The Shepherd University signee was first-team all-Conference 22 a year ago and is a dangerous hitter. Besides Lamper, the Falcons have four other strong hurlers. Juniors Pressley Harris and Ashley Renzi and sophomore Zoe Ott all contributed varsity innings last spring. Freshman Meghan Harrington is new. Lamper, Harris, Renzi, Ott and Harrington can play other positions too. “That’s five kids who can come in with different speeds, pitches and styles,” said Ott, who is considering some type of rotation and picking a closer. “We might have others throw a couple of innings here and there, just to keep hitters off balance and alter their timing.” Ott sees the defense continuing a

PHOTO BY RANDY LITZINGER Led by senior Sarah Lamper, Fauquier begins play this week on the road. The first home game is March 22 versus Brentsville.

program trend of being strong in the field as well. “Defensively, I’m very happy with what I see so far,” he said. “I think the pitching and our defense will be our strongest points.” Run production is a concern. Ott indicated the Falcons will use their speed to steal, take chances and bunt to facilitate the offense. “We’re going to have to manufacture runs at the plate,” Ott stated. “The team has seemed early to buy into our philosophies.” Senior Marissa Croson is another key returnee, as are sophomores Callaway Lee, Emily Turner and Lauren Davis. The coach also pointed to the varsity newcomers in junior Rhiannon Child and freshmen Emma Carter, Sydney Harris, Gillian Royal and Samantha Steenfott. “Think we have some depth this year. That’s a big plus for us,” Ott said.

Watch out for Wood

Fauquier now is a member of the Class 4 Northwestern District, presenting the Falcons with new challenges on the schedule. James Wood returns two quality senior pitchers along with a college-bound catcher. The Colonels also are stronger with the transfer of Millbrook’s top pitcher/hitter into the fold.


Cougars will defend their title with defense By Fred Hodge

Special to the Times

Maybe the Kettle Run girls lacrosse team should wear shirts bearing the ageless adage of “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” The Cougars assembled a robust 11-4 record last year en route to an Evergreen Conference’s No. 1 seed and subsequent tournament championship. Kettle Run fell in the region playoffs to Woodgrove. The program retains a high percentage of the players responsible for those achievements, yet coach Joanie DeGoosh is not proclaiming her team as the prohibitive favorite to repeat. Check any cockiness at the door. “We will approach each game one by one. Never underestimate your opponent,” DeGoosh said. “There are no guarantees in life. We still have to approach this as one game at a time, one day at a time.” But DeGoosh also believes a strong year is possible. “We’ll see where we end up. Ultimately, we may realize that goal of winning a championship, but I tell the girls ‘You can’t score a goal if you don’t catch the ball. You have to do step one before step two.’” The Cougars have second-team all-Evergreen Conference senior Danielle Cross in goal, with Sarina Harlow alternating in the crease. Both goalkeepers will have a solid wall in front

of them with a defensive line led by senior Katie MacMahon, the 2017 Evergreen Conference defensive player of the year, a first-team all-region choice and a second-team Class 4A selection. Joining MacMahon are Kristin Delclos, Ellie Sekelsky, Samantha Muma and Sammie McCoy. Two of those players will operate from defensive wing positions. Senior midfielder Mary O’Toole, a first-team all-conference choice and second-team all-region player. There’s more offensive talent in the midfield with Maria Sturges, Julia Robertson and Jillian Bennett. Both Sturges and Robertson gained second-team all-Evergreen status in 2017. Forward Grace Small is another second-team Evergreen selection, with Talli Tarring showing promise up front. Bennett, Leah Kulhberg and Alesandra Pate round out the squad. Many of these players have the ability to operate from multiple positions, giving the Cougars a high degree of flexibility. While talented, the 2018 unit is smaller than most of the area schools with just 15 players on varsity. “That’s a lot of playing time because there are not a lot [of substitutes] to come in and spell them right now,” assistant coach Ron DeGoosh pointed out.


Senior Mary O’Toole is a dominating player on a Kettle Run squad that won the Evergreen Conference title last spring.

Another issue has been the weather, which has left the practice field too wet to use or limited the available space. Kettle Run is scheduled to open its campaign with four consecutive home games versus Loudoun County foes. Rock Ridge was to be in town Tuesday.


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Monthly breakfast this Sunday at Orlean Fire Department March can be the cruelest month. Old Mother Nature really showed us who is in charge last weekend. Almost everyone we know suffered through the power outage and had to make the best of it. Our thanks to all of the power company workers who put in long hours to make things better for us. Our house was not damaged, only one large tree fell across the driveway which prohibited us from leaving the premises. The kitties were warm bedfellows who generously provided “body heat” in an otherwise chilly bed. The sunshine warmed the house nicely during the day, so all was well. The Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department, 6838 Leeds Manor Road, will hold the monthly breakfast on Sunday, March 18, from 8 — 11 a.m. Come and bring your family and friends to enjoy the blueberry pancakes and other good breakfast treats all prepared by our volunteers. The drawing for the Bear’s Paw quilt will be held at this breakfast so some lucky person will have this beautiful item to go on a bed or hang up to be admired. There will be Easter sweets and treats on the GoodiesTo-Go table which supports our new building fund. Enjoy! Contact the station: 540-364-1880 Congratulations to Courtney


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ANNE DAVIS MARKHAM HUME ORLEAN 540-364-1828 and Michael Lund on the birth of their daughter, Eleanor Grace, who arrived just before the big storm. Parents, siblings and Grandma Kathy Lee are doing well. Birthday wishes to JoAnn McCullough, Lily Atherton, Irene Kerns, Sally Shoemaker, Serena Marshall, Aubree Stribling, Clayton Anderson, Kristyna McCullough and Geoff Swanberg. Have wonderful days with special family and friends; you will never be that age again. The Wes Islei Magic Show, a benefit fundraiser for the Orlean Volunteer Fire Company new building fund, will be held at Fauquier High School on Sunday, April 29. This performance is suitable for kids of all ages (including parents). Information and tickets available from Mary Tarr at 540-364-1410. Fire company members also have tickets. Here is a great little quote to think about this week: “Classy is when you have a lot to say, but you choose to remain silent in front of fools.”

I hope everyone is used to the “spring forward” time change and enjoying the extra daylight. Please keep the family of Jimmy Brown in your prayers as they mourn the passing of Jimmy. He will be deeply missed by our community. If you live in the town of The Plains, March 14 -15 will be the last days to pay your taxes at the Treasurer’s Office. Call 540-364-4945 with questions. Make sure you stop by Grace Episcopal Church, 6507 Main St. in The Plains, on March 17, from 5-8 p.m. and enjoy the Chili Cook-Off Fundraiser. The Northern District 4-H Food Challenge Contest is Saturday, March 17, from 8:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. at Brumfield Elementary School, 550 Alwington Blvd. in Warrenton. This contest is similar to the show “Chopped.” Teams of three to five youths are given a mystery basket of ingredients and then have 40 minutes to prepare a dish using those ingredients plus extras from a provided pantry. The teams also have to prepare a presentation in which they discuss the nutritional value of the dish, cost per serving, and food safety measures taken. For information about the event, call 540-645-9020. Do you have some woods or a few acres you’d like to be a natural area? While you may enjoy your woods for the privacy it offers or knowing that it gives a home to some wildlife, it can be much more! A free workshop on March 20 is being offered to equip owners of 1-10 acres to learn how to manage existing natural areas and or create new natural


MARSHALL THE PLAINS 540-270-1795 (phone) 540-364-4444 (fax) areas. The workshop will use the latest edition of the award-winning manual, “The Woods in Your Backyard: Learning to Create and Enhance Natural Areas Around Your Home.” Whether you are interested in converting lawn to forest, creating wildlife habitat, or providing a useful outdoor space for your family, this program is for you. Attendance is limited, and pre-registration is required. To register, contact the Loudoun County Extension office at 703-777-0373 or online at Ladies, you and your friends are invited to a “Top of the Morning” brunch Thursday, March 15, at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall at Warrenton Presbyterian Church, 91 Main Street (N. Fifth Street entrance through the glass doors). The event, sponsored by the Christian Women’s Connection, will feature students from The Southern Academy of Irish Dance. The speaker will be Ginger Lawrence, “Peace, Life, Joy and Forgiveness.” Cost is $9. Free Child Care with Reservation! Call Stephanie 540-347-7150. It’s time for some birthday love: Virginia Craun (March 19) and Jim Helm and Amanda Atwell (March 20). Have a great weekend!


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SOUTH WALES CHARMES JEFFERSONTON A MUST SEE! FLINT HILL Sited for privacy & Immaculate home w/covered wrap-around the views, this stunning home is a peaceful porch, gleaming hardwoods, main level master sanctuary drenched in natural light. The suite, spacious family room w/ French doors to hexagonal great room is the heart of this home, deck, loft w/ 2 closets, mostly finished walkout w/ soaring ceilings & inspiring views from every basement w/ BDR, full bath, huge storage. Deck, window. Designed for supreme style & energy private back yard on quiet cul-de-sac, 10 minutes conservation. $975,000 to Warrenton! $445,000

LOTS OF EXTRAS GOLDVEIN Charming home on 5 acre lot w/ paved driveway. Oak hardwood throughout living areas, tile in bathrooms & updated kitchen w/ SS appliances! Fresh paint inside AND out! Energy efficient double hung windows! Pool w/ wrap deck, massive 2 car garage/workshop w/ heat, a/c, AND cable! Security cameras convey$297,500

Now is the perfect time to get on the road to success in our rising Real Estate market. Long and Foster is offering the PRE-LICENSING COURSE beginning MAY 1st. CLASS TIMES ARE: Tuesdays /Thursdays 6:00PM-9:30 PM Saturday 9AM – 12:30 PM Veteran’s Scholarships available CONTACT: Instructor Dave Nash 540-270-4756 Manager Phyllis Hunt 540-347-2250

CHARM IN IVY HILL WARRENTON Beautifully maintained 3 bedroom/2.5 bath Colonial. Granite countertops in kitchen. Fireplace in living room & wood stove in family room. Relax on the front porch, or in backyard in the pool. 2 Car Garage and extra parking. Home warranty included $424,900

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CUSTOM RAMBLER WARRENTON Spacious, LOTS OF CHARM WARRENTON Want tranquility yet convenience? Try this great brick light and bright brick home w/ 3,400 SQ of living rambler on 1.29 acres, w/ views from front porch, space. Main level living w/ huge sun room, 18 spacious living room, kitchen w/ granite, family X 40 finished attic, lower level w/ bedroom/ room w/ wood burning fireplace. 3 BRs, sitting den, rec room, additional garage w/workshop room, 3 full baths & wood floors make this house & storage galore! Large back yard backing to a home. Oversized garage is a bonus! $346,900 woods, pond view, quiet neighborhood, cable internet all on DC side! $545,000

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Trinity United Methodist Church prepares for Easter Hope no one was late for the morning church service because of daylight saving time. Clocks sprang ahead one hour on Sunday, March 11. Trinity United Methodist Church, 9280 Old Dumfries Road in Catlett, has several upcoming events connected with Easter. On Tuesday, March 20, there will be a Lenten study on “Reading the Bible Again for the First Time” at noon and 7:30 p.m. at the parsonage here in Catlett. “Chapter 3: History and Metaphor” will be discussed. On March 27, the study will continue discussing “Chapter 6: Reading the Prophets Again.” On March 30, Good Friday, there will be a special Easter weekend showing of “Prince of Egypt” at 6 p.m. On Easter Sunday, April 1, there will be a Sunrise Service in the oak grove behind Trinity at

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Wednesday, March 14


Warrenton Newcomers Club to meet

Free presentation on PsychoSocial Effects of Lyme Disease

The Warrenton Newcomers Club hosts its next Coffee and Open House on the second Wednesday of the month, from 9:30 to 11:30 540-788-4609 a.m. in Mercy Hall near St. John the Evangelist Church, 121 John E. Mann St. in ton. Membership is open to all living in the Warrenton and surrounding areas. Come and 6:30 a.m. followed by breakfast in see what the club offers, make new friends the Church Social Hall. Call 540and learn about our community. The club usu878-0244 for more details or email ally has a variety of speakers at each meeting. The theme this month is Saint Patrick’s Day. Never forget the Catlett Fire and Contact: Jeanne Hayduk at jeanne7254@

Rescue Company is looking out for us and they would appreciate help from citizens of our community. If you have a few hours a week you would like to volunteer your services, be sure to contact 540-788-9069. Becoming a member will enlighten you as to the work that goes into our volunteer companies around the county.

Mathnasium of Warrenton celebrates Pi Day (3.14)

Mathnasium of Warrenton, 512 Fletcher Drive in Warrenton, will commemorate Pi Day with an open house from 3:14 — 4:30 p.m. that includes pi-themed food, activities, and prizes. All are welcome. Fun educational events and activities to encourage appreciation of math. Visit or call 540-3499797.

“The Psycho-Social Effects of Lyme Disease” will be the topic of guest speaker, Dr. John R. “Jack” Jones, at the Fauquier Lyme Support Group’s meeting at 7 p.m. in the Chestnut Room at Fauquier Hospital, 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton. This group meets every third Thursday. Meetings are free and open to the public. For more information about The Fauquier Lyme Support Group, see their Facebook page, or call 540-341-8245.

Friday, March 16 Fauquier Community Theatre presents Shakespeare’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

The Fauquier Community Theatre is pleased to announce its March production of William Shakespeare’s riotous comedy “Much Ado About Nothing.” Performances will be at the Theatre at Vint Hill, 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton, on Fridays and Saturdays, March 16, 17, 23 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. (please note the change of curtain times from previous seasons); and Sundays, March 18 and 25 at 2 p.m. Order tickets at Contact: 703-466-1961

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playing at 7 p.m. at Kettle Run High School, 7403 Academic Ave. in Nokesville. Wear green. Complimentary dance lesson. No experience or partner is required. $10 per person, ages 14-16 need signed permission form. Visit www.

Midland Christian Academy holds spring open house

At Midland Christian Academy, 10456 Old Carolina Road, your child’s dreams are nurtured and developed through classical, cross-curricular education that encourages innovative, creative and critical thinking. Learn more at its upcoming open house from 10 a.m. — 3 p.m. Meet the teachers and staff, tour the facilities and learn all about a Midland Christian Academy Education. Please call 540-439-2606 or email mcahome@ for additional information.

Food giveaway

The Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition will hold a food giveaway for those who are in need from 9 a.m. until the food is gone at the Warrenton United Methodist Church, 341 Church St., Warrenton.

Sunday, March 18 Author Jim Hall discusses his latest history book

Wear green and come to a swingin’ fundraiser

The Mosby Heritage Area Association announces its upcoming event: “Seeking Truth at Rattlesnake Mountain” to be held from 2-3:30 p.m. The event will

St. Patty’s Day Swing is a fun fundraiser to benefit the Kettle Run High School band program. Dance to the music of the 17-piece Silver Tones Swing Band

be held at The Hill School, 130 South Madison St., in Middleburg. Tickets are $20 for MHAA members and $25 for non-members and $10 for students and may be purchased at Join author Jim Hall as he discusses his latest local history book, “The Last Lynching in Northern Virginia: Seeking Truth at Rattlesnake Mountain.” The book explores the events surrounding the death of Shedrick Thompson. Contact: 540-687-6681. Visit

fraction of that amount on successful outpatient treatment and continued recovery support. At 1:30 p.m. at the Bealeton Library Depot, Fauquier Friends Worship Group will show the video, “The Anonymous People,” and learn of ways the traditional Quaker Testimonies on Integrity, Community and Equality can help address this concern. All are welcome to attend and join in the discussion at 10877 Willow Drive North, Bealeton. Email or find them on Facebook.

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Lisa Burrus Daubenspeck to Scott Messmer, Antique Hills Subdivision, Lot 18, 8107 Rogues Road in Catlett, .................................... $600,000 Wayne G. Carson Tr to Trigon Homes LLC, Bridleridge Woods, Lot 5-A, 1.25 acres on Wickie Court, ...................................... $125,000 Patrick Martin Gorman to Victor C. Beahm, Lot 1, 1.3 acres on Frytown Road (Rt 674) in Warrenton, ........................................... $105,000 Scott A. Ballantyne to Ryan C. Curry, Avalon Estates, L0t 5, 5826 Ridgecrest Avenue, 1.9 acres, ..................................................... $589,900 Fauquier Housing Group to Fauquier Housing Group, Deed-Agreement of Boundary Adjustment, .26 acre, .05 acre, .02 acre, .29 acre adjusted between Lots 1-A and 1B, South Creedmore Hunt Subdivision, Lot 1A1, 10 acres on Creedmore South Drive off Old Auburn Road (Rt 670), Lot 1B1, 10 acres off Old Auburn Road, .................................................. $0 RFI WC LC to NVR Inc, Warrenton Chase Phase 1, Lot 15, on Bob White Drive in Warrenton, ........................................... $206,286

Wargo Properties LLC to Mary M. Newman, Moser Subdivision, Lot 21, .2 acres, 131 Moser Road; Lot PRT 20, ½ of Lot 20 (.12 acre), ................................................................ $363,500 Robert M. Iten IV to Robert M. Iten Iv, Deed of Dedication, Public use dedications, boundary line adjustments and administrative division of 36.29 acres and 2.38 acres on Blackwell Road (Rt 672); 2.12 acres on Blackwell Road; 32.27 acres on Blackwell Road; 5.3 acres on Blackwell Road, ................................................................ $0 Lee District Isaac D. Golladay to Isaac D. Golladay, 3.28 acres at 8196 Botha Road near Warrenton, ... $0 Charles Quillin to Patrick J. Hall, Cedar Lee Condominium of Bealeton, Lot H, 11256 Torrie Way in Bealeton, ................................. $125,000 Justin A. Snyder to Uziel T. Orea Luna, .96 acres, 9710 Routts Hill Road (Rt 685) near Opal/Warrenton, ................................. $300,000 Mintbrook Developers LLC to NVR Inc., Mintbrook Subdivision, Lot 156, Phase A Section 3-A, .....................................$116,767.21 NVR Inc to Alexander Ramos, Rappahannock Landing Subdivision, Lot 29, 2222 Sedgwick Drive in Remington, ............................$291,610

Center District

NVR Inc to Carlos A. Cortez Lainez, Waverly Station Condominium, Lot 55, 6210 Willow Place in Bealeton, ................................ $250,000

CCMK LLC to Joseph M. Arzadon, CCMK Condominium, Lot 202, off Walker Drive, 2933 sqft, ....................................................... $700,000

NVR Inc to Carolyn Olinger, Waverly Station Condominium, Lot 52, 6216 Willow Place in Bealeton, ...............................................$257,455

James W. Hiney Tr to Victorino C. Mendoza Mendoza, Breezewood Subdivision, Lot 21, 395 Driftwood Court, ................................ $325,000 Weston W. Wertz to Elizabeth Michelle Connor, Addn Warrenton Lakes Subdivision, Lot 155, 6400 Lancaster Drive, ........................ $335,000 Christopher G. Campbell to Tami Q. Carr, Bethel Academy, Lot 86, 6453 Cadet Lane, Warrenton, ........................................... $405,000 Gertrude J. Hodul to Anthony Luangraj, Addn Warrenton Lakes Subdivision, Lot 296, 6416 Tazewell Street, ................................... $318,000 David Diaz to Juan Jose Velez Jr., Whites Mill Subdivision, Lot 21, 6428 Whites Mill Lane in Warrenton, ........................................... $510,000 Robert L. Clontz to Peter C. Capwell Sr., Ridges of Warrenton Subdivision, Lot 59, 336 Singleton Circle, ................................................... $415,000 Scott W. Puffenbarger to Caroline Wood, Lee Heights Subdivision, Lot 11, 245 Jeffersonton Street, ................................................... $369,900

Danforth-Remington LLC to NVR Inc, Rappahannock Landing Subdivision, Phase 3 in Remington, Lot 39, Lot 40, Lot 69, Lot 70, ................................................................ $332,520 Marshall District Malcolm L. Smith to Carron J. Smith, 47.6 acres at 5665 Keyser Road in Hume, ...................... $0 Gilbert Thomas Bragg to Conde Road LLC, 39 acres on Conde Road (Rt 737), ...................... $0 Edward M. Gilliam to Rafic H. Barrage, 11.6 acres at 10458 Cliff Mills Road in Marshall, ................................................................ $675,000 Kenneth D. Buckstrup to Jane W. Harding, Lot 3, 6 acres at 13383 Appalachian Overlook Drive in Linden, ............................................. $615,000 Joseph F. McCloskey Jr to Joseph F. McCloskey Jr Tr, 9.2 acres at 3785 Grove Lane in Marshall, ............................................................................ $0 White Horse Auto LLC to Michael Accornero, Bellevue Farms Subdivision, Lot 29, 7278

The Cold War Museum and Old Bust Head Brewing Company invite the community to a presentation by noted intelligence historian Mark Stout, co-editor of the new book Spy Chiefs. Stout will talk about British and American intelligence leaders since 1940, focusing on the Cold War period. Advance tickets purchased online through Eventbrite are $25. Tickets at the door, if available, are $35. All tickets include a $7 coupon towards a craft beer or other drink, a $10 contribution to the museum and special access to the museum, next door to the brewery, following the presentation. Starts at 1 p.m. 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill, Warrenton. Contact: 703-283-4124

Thursday, March 22 TONI FLORY

These property transfers, filed March 5 – March 11, 2018, 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.) RFI WC LC to NVR Inc, Warrenton Chase Phase 1 Subdivision, Lot 27 on Bob White Drive and Lot 51 on Warrenton Chase Drive in Warrenton, ........................................... $412,572


Paddock Way near Warrenton, 11.54 acres, ................................................................ $947,500 System Integration Services-Enterprise LLC to David M. Debat, .89 acre on Rt 211 near Warrenton, ............................................... $5,000 System Integration Services-Enterprise LLC to David M. Debat, .76 acre, 8132 Lee Highway, ................................................................ $283,900 Valley Waste Disposal LLC to 8375 West Main LLC, .19 acre at 8375 West Main (Rt 55) and Frost Street, .......................................... $485,000 Scott District Creighton Enterprises Inc to Kenneth W. Ryder, Lot 23, 17150 Thousand Oaks Drive, ...$260,000 Roy L. Simmons Jr to David L. Crouch, Vint Hill Subdivision, Lot 29, 3583 Sutherland Court near Warrenton, ................................... $367,000 Matthew A. Day to Lisa C. Gager, Hunton Wood Subdivision, Lot 19, 1.8 acres at 5920 Hunton Wood Drive near Broad Run, ...............$520,000 Jeremy A. Rizer to Charles P. Dozier, Jamisons Farm Subdivision, Lot 16, 7124 Hi Rock Ridge Road, .................................................... $580,000 James A. Fox to James A. Fox, Mount Pleasant Estates, Lot 1, 12.38 acres at 5665 Pignut Mountain Drive near Warrenton, .................. $0 Eric Charles Wilson to Eric Charles Wilson, Lot 2,.25 acre, 6352 Hopewell Road, ................... $0 John W. Lee to Peter R. Davies, Georgetown Estates Subdivision, Lot 1-B1, 2.75 acres off Georgetown Road (Rt 674), ................ $140,000 Sherry Lynn Sprague to Sherry Lynn Sprague, Brookside Subdivision, Lot 48, 4916 Pebble Run Road, ................................................................ $0 James G. Pinson to James Gary Pinson Tr, Lot 3, 2.75 acres at 5400 Flintstone Lane in Broad Run, .................................................................. $0 Lisa A. Turner to Michelle M. Barro, 5 acres at 5554 Hopewell Road (Rt 601) near The Plains, . ................................................................ $450,000 Paul Smith to Gabrielle Gorton Gallegos, .91 acre at 6043 Coon Tree Road (Rt 706) near The Plains, ................................................... $375,000 Purrsfield Farm West LLC to Purrsfield Farm West LLC, 112.19 acres on Landmark School Road and Logans Mill Road; 8.5 acres on Landmark School Road, ................................. $0 Bunker Hill Investments LLC to Bunker Hill Investments LLC, Deed-Agreement of Boundary Adjustment, 7.74 acres off Bunker Hill near The Plains, ....................................... $0

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Please join Katherine S. Charapich, Esq. from Estate Law Center, PLLC and receive practical advice to safeguard your assets during and after your lifetime. Free workshop held from 2-4 p.m. at Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room A, 500 Hospital Drive, Warrenton. Acquire up-to-date knowledge about wills, living trusts, health care documents, issues regarding guardianship, conservatorship and power of attorney. Learn how to avoid probate. Space is limited so, please RSVP with Cindy Kelly at 540-316-2700.

Saturday, March 24 Explore the Boston Mill Road Trail at Sky Meadows

From woodlands to wetlands, fields and pastures, let’s investigate the plants, animals and history of farming at Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Lane in Delaplane. Each day offers a different investigation. There will be have a table full of discovery items for you to touch and explore, and Junior Ranger booklets and other self-guided activities for you to continue exploring on your own.

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Bealeton Book Club to discuss Hingson’s ‘Thunder Dog’ The Bealeton Library Book Club, 10877 Willow Drive, will be discussing the community read selection, “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog and Triumph at Ground Zero.” The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 15, from 2:30-4 p.m. and new members are welcome. The Remington FCE Homemakers Club will be meeting on Wednesday, March 21, at 10 a.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall, 400 N. Church St., Remington. The theme for this month is “Cooking for

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GOLDVEIN 540-379-2026 Health” with Becky Sheffield as the special speaker. A pot luck luncheon will follow the meeting. All local homemakers are invited! St. Luke’s will resume its monthly spaghetti dinners on Friday, March

23, from 5-8 p.m. a delicious meal will be served for a free-will offering. Contact the church: 540-439-3733 The Fauquier Community Theatre is performing “Much Ado about Nothing” weekends through March 24. For ticket information, visit Verdun Adventure Bound, 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, is having a fundraiser on March 24. A local artist will present “Artistic Sips of Vino Painting” from 3-6 p.m. A local artist will provide step by step instructions to make a spring themed painting. All supplies and a glass of wine are included for $35. Space is limited to 30 participants. You can reserve your

space by emailing admin@verdunadventurebound. org or by calling 540-937-4920. The Friends of Monroe Park, 14421 Gold Dust Parkway in Goldvein, will be meeting on Thursday, March 22, at 6 p.m. They will be getting the candy and eggs ready for their annual Easter egg hunt. If you would like to volunteer, please call Todd at 540-752-5330. The egg hunt will be held on Saturday, March 24, at 11 a.m. This event is free but please RSVP by calling the park with the number and ages of children who will be participating. Have a wonderful week!

CALENDAR — From page 33 Explorer Outpost is held March 24, 25 and 31 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All programs and events are free with $5 parking fee. Contact SkyMeadows@ or 540-592-3556

ONGOING EVENTS Fauquier Community Read underway

This is a first-time event sponsored by the Fauquier County Library. “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust,” by Michael Hingson is the selection. Copies are available at the library and there are a series of special programs themed

around the book running through April. 11 Winchester St. in Warrenton. Contact: 540-422-8500

The McShin Warrenton Recovery Community Center Schedule:

at Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room, 500 Hospital Drive in Warrenton, 6:30 p.m. Information: Call Caroline Folker at 540-316-9221 or email MyFODAfamily@

Recovery Topic Discussion, Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9-10 a.m.; Women in Recovery, Tuesday and Thursday 9:30-10:30 a.m.; NA Meeting, Monday to Friday at noon; Families Anonymous, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Volunteer opportunities available. Contact Chris at 540-308-3729. 30 John Marshall St. in Warrenton.

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CL A SSIFIEDS ADVERTISING DEADLINES: Business Directory: Thursday at noon, All other Classified ads: Monday at 3 p.m. To place your ad, Call: 540-351-1664, Toll Free: 888-351-1660, Fax: 540-349-8676, Email: Rentals — Houses Home on vineyard; Broad Run, VA Lovely & spacious farm house, tall ceilings, wood flrs, modern amenities. North of Warrenton off Rt29. 4+ BR, 2BA, 5 pristine acres w/ out-buildings. Basement, wood stove, CAC, radiator heat, near great schools. $2,500/mo. Avail 4/1/18. Call 540-270-2655

Sales — Lots & Acreage PRICE REDUCED on Lot 59A in Green Hill Forest subdivision on Hillandale Road, Front Royal, VA. Five acre lot with good road frontage. Had perk test for a 3 bedroom septic system. $60,000 or MAKE OFFER. Convenient location to Route 66 and Front Royal, VA. Call 540-347-3478


Rentals — Apartments

1 BR Apt, Washington, VA. Suitable for retiree, $700/mo. Ref´s & sec. dep req´d. 540-937-3439 Basement Apt on horse farm, $850/mo utils incl. 1BR, 1BA,Walkout (private ent). Catlett.No pets/smkg. Sec Dep, 1st Mo rent. Karen 571-237-1446 Old Town Warrenton, Stone house apt, 1BR, LR/DR, eat-in-kit, lrg office, hdwd flrs, FP, grge, single occupant, no smkg/pets, refs/sec dep $1000/mo incl util 540-222-9767 Warrenton, 1BR, 1BA basement apt, LR, kitchenette. No pets/ smkg. Separate entrance. 540-316-7866


Rentals — Farm

Wanted land to rent up to 50 acs with good water supply for vetg production. Will pay top dollar for good land. 540-219-0934


Rentals — Office

4 room suite w/full kit & bath, 1350 sf, across from Fauquier courthouse, parking included, $2000/mo. 540-220-5550. Individual office, 272 sf, across from Fauquier Co courthouse, utilities and parking included, $450/month. (540) 229-5550.

Office/Retail (2) 2000SF (appox) spaced in Warrenton Station, 29 business, by hospital. For more info call Andrea

540-347-2713 540-229-0351


Commercial Rentals

Commercial space avail. on or about March 1st, 23rd S. Third St. Warrenton. Approx. 756sf. For a tour call: 540-347-5680


Antiques & Classics

Don´t limit your advertising to only the Internet!! Call to see if your ad qualifies to be free 540-351-1664, email to: classifieds@ or online at Deadline is Monday at 3 pm. Private party only.



12 Step Recovery Meetings Facility in Downtown Warrenton 12 Step meetings for alcohol, substance abuse and behavior disorders meet 7 days a week at The Warrenton Meeting Place at 26 S. 3rd St. in downtown Warrenton across from Mt. Zion Baptist Church , next to Municipal Parking Lot B. The meeting room is also available to any group wishing to start 12 step recovery meetings. Information and meeting times can be found at http://www. Memoir Writing Services Firsthand accounts of life in the Piedmont, experiences in Wars, even those dating to the Depression are fading with the loss of every elderly person. Contact Piedmont Memoirs (piedmontmemoirs@ to schedule an interview and have your loved one’s most cherished stories written for posterity. Individual accounts or full memoirs are available. Don’t lose their stories when you lose them.


Farm Equipment

Miscellaneous For Sale

Cemetery plots, in Catlett Cemetery. Sell 1, 2, or 3. $750 each. 304-856-1639



Buy now Save later 1 cord; $195 2 cords; $375 3 cords; $500 4 cords; $600 703-357-2180


Hay, Straw & Feed


Clean, dredged from a pond, delivery available. 540-937-5160

END ROLLS. We have newspaper end rolls. Very limited. Located at Fauquier Times, 540-878-2491

Miller Welder, dialatk, AC/DC, 200-208-230460. stick mach. Garg kept, new $3300, sell $1200. 540-270-8749

FREE - FREE - FREE Do you have stuff??? We want to clean you out!! Reach 75,000

White floral day bed cover with two shames, like new, aski n g $ 5 0 . 0 0 . (703)449-4361

readers through the Fauquier Times, Gainesville Times, Prince William Times ALSO online! Run an item for a cost of $99 or less in the merchandise for sale section and your 5 line ad will be free!!! $100 or more the cost is only $7. Over 5 lines will be priced at $1 per line. (18 characters per line) To place your ad call 540-351-1664, e m a i l t o : classifieds@ or online at Fauquier. com. Deadline is Friday,




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355 Headphones, Beats solo 3 Wireless, gently used for 1 week. 571-379-0503

Garage/Yard Sales Garage/Tool! March 24; 7a-12p 5519 Valley Green Dr, Broad Run, Va 20137 Roughneck 30Gal Fuel Caddy, DR 3Pt Hitch Trim Mower, 2Pc Craftsman Tool Chest, Air Compressor Accessories (Pin Nailer, Round Nailer, Air Hammer, Ratchet Wrench, Pneumatic Wrench, Ingersoll-Rand Air Impact wrench, & grinder),BenchDog Pro Max Router w/Cabinet, Various Bits (Freud, Bosch ,Porter Cable), Kreg Jig Master System w/Screw Kits, Kreg clamps, other clamps 9Rockler, Irwin, Jorgensen) other med & sm clmps, Tile saw & Blades, Wrenches, Hammers, Screw Drvrs, Bits, Assort Nails, Screws & Bolts, Auto items, Plumbing. Many other building type items! Most items 50 cents on the Dollar or Better!


PUBLIC AUCTION Warrenton Mini Storage

Domestic Services

Move in or out cleaning weekly and bi weekly reaasonable rates and references call Sherry 540-660-9066



Tom’s Garden Tilling Garden planning is here. When I am finished with my 6ft Kodiak 3 pt hitch tiller all you have to do is lay out the rows & plant. Yard lime & fertilizer applications avail. Call: 540-547-9670 or text: 540-522-8417


Grass cutting, mulching, aerating, all aspects.

540-395-4814; 540-364-2682

3pm. Private party only.

Barn clearance! Horse quality, sq. bales $5. Delivery avail. Round bales $60 540-937-5160


Childcare Offered

All ages welcome, located in Fauquier between Bealeton & Manassas. Sherry @ 540-660-9066 I am available to babysit i n m y h o m e approximately two minutes from Bealeton. Certified with about 25 years experience. Call 540-252-6145.

Bids & Proposals


Fauquier Co. Water & Sanitation Authority has the following solicitations available on their website: http://www. IFB 18-C-01-0224: ROGUES ROAD WATERLINE AND NEW WELL (NWB-G4) PROJECT Sealed bids due by 2:00pm 4/11/2018. Contact Jason Bailey at jbailey@ or 540-349-2092 EXT. 101

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 11:00a.m.

Location: 6437 Old Meetze Rd. Warrenton, VA 20187 540-347-1166 Directions: East 1 mile on Meetze Rd. Turn right on Old Meetze Rd. 2/10 of a mile on left Virginia Self Storage Act 55-416 Thru 55-423 May Sell contents of unit No. A5 A95 A124 A136 A141

A150 A272 A212 A214 A244 A257

Note: All units sold complete Terms: CASH ONLY

Shumate Auctions, LLC 540-229-7063 Member Va. Auctioneers Assoc. VAL #788


Legal Notices Notice to Shareholders of Ross Industrial Development, Inc.: At 10 a.m. on March 28, 2018, a special meeting of the shareholders of Ross Industrial Development, Inc., a Virginia corporation, will be held at The Lawn, 15027 Vint Hill Road, Nokesville , VA 20181, to elect a board of directors and discuss current business matters.

ABC Licenses Full name(s) of owner(s): Gardiner Mulford Trading as: Maidstone Meadery 10657 Pleasant Vale Delaplane, Fauquier County Virginia 20144 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL for a Class A Farm Winery license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Gardiner Mulford, Owner Note: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at or 800-552-3200.

ABC Licenses Full name(s) of owner(s): Thai Warrenton, Inc. Trading as: Faang Thai Restaurant 251 W. Lee Hwy, Suite 177, Warrenton, Fauquier County Virginia 20186-2047 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL for a Wine and Beer on premises & Mixed Beverage on premises license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Watcha Chaokrajang, Director Note: Objections to the issuance of this license must be submitted to ABC no later than 30 days from the publishing date of the first of two required newspaper legal notices. Objections should be registered at or 800-552-3200.


Commonwealth of Virginia VA. CODE §8.01-316 Case No. JJ16836-01-00 FAUQUIER COUNTY ( ) General District County (x) Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Commonwealth of Virginia, in re MARTINEZ RECINOS, WENDY (X) RECINOS LANDAVERDE, ANA /v. MARTINEZ MARTINEZ, GILBERTO The object of this suit is to: ESTABLISH CUSTODY OF WENDY MARTINEZ RECINOS It is ORDERED that GILBERTO MARTINEZ MARTINEZ appear at the above-named Court and protect his or her interests on or before 04/17/18 AT 8:30am 02/06/2018 Melissa Cupp Judge


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Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED REVENUE BOND FINANCING BY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF FAUQUIER, VIRGINIA Notice is hereby given that the Economic Development Authority of the County of Fauquier, Virginia (formerly known as the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Fauquier, Virginia) (the “Authority”), whose address is 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186, will hold a public hearing on the request of Wakefield School, Inc. (the “School”), whose address is 4439 Old Tavern Road, The Plains, Virginia, 20198, for the issuance by the Authority of up to $10,000,000 of its revenue bonds, to assist the School in financing or refinancing all or a portion of the costs of one or more of the following: (a) refunding the Authority’s outstanding Variable Rate Revenue Bonds (Wakefield School, Inc.) Series 2008 (the “2008 Bonds”) which were issued for the purposes of (i) refinancing Authority bonds and a loan previously issued to assist the School in financing various completed capital building projects (renovations to Archwood House comprised of three floors and approximately 5,000 square feet, parking, landscaping, tennis courts, Robert’s Classroom Building comprised of two floors and approximately 35,220 square feet, Upper School Building comprised of three floors and approximately 19,800 square feet, Science/Tech. and Library Building comprised of two floors and approximately 19,600 square feet, Activity Center/Upper Gymnasium comprised of two floors and approximately 13,040 square feet, Arts Building comprised of two floors and approximately 7,719 square feet) at the School’s campus at 4439 Old Tavern Road, The Plains (Fauquier County), Virginia (the “Campus”); (ii) financing infrastructure improvements related to athletic field parking, emergency access (new “East Road” construction), Campus storm water management, water wells and reservoir ponds for athletic field irrigation, and on Campus (Campus entrance) and off Campus (Route 245/Old Tavern Road) traffic flow located at the Campus; and (iii) financing certain working capital and other expenditures associated with the foregoing to the extent financeable including, without limitation, costs of issuance, credit enhancement costs, liquidity costs and a debt service reserve; (b) funding swap breakage costs in connection with the 2008 Bonds; and (c) funding certain costs of issuance of the proposed bonds. The issuance of revenue bonds or notes as requested by the School will not constitute a debt or pledge of the faith and credit of the Commonwealth of Virginia or the County of Fauquier, Virginia, and neither the faith and credit nor the taxing power of the Commonwealth of Virginia or any political subdivision thereof will be pledged to the payment of such bonds or notes. The public hearing, which may be continued or adjourned, will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018, before the Authority in the Warren Green Meeting Room (First Floor) at 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186. Any person interested in the issuance of the proposed revenue bonds or notes or the proposed refinancing project may appear at the hearing and present his or her views. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE COUNTY OF FAUQUIER, VIRGINIA

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Experienced, for commercial & residential glass shop Warrenton area. Info@ freestateglass. com 540-216-3856


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We are in search of a reliable individual to work on varied/ multiple commercial and residential j o b s i t e s throughout the Northern Va area. (540)349-5774


Full Time Employment

Experienced electrical SIGN INSTALLER $20 per hour 703-368-1986

Regional Teacher Recruitment Fair Sat., April 7, 9am-12pm

Lord Fairfax Community College Corron Community Development Center, Middletown, Virginia

**On-site interview included**

Local employment opportunities with The Salvation Army Apply online at · Culpeper Assistant Christian Education Director ($15.36/hour, 24 hours per week) · Culpeper Accounting Clerk ($14.23/hour, 28 hours per week) · Culpeper PT Store Clerk ($10.45/hour, 29 hours per week) · Warrenton PT Store Clerk ($10.45/hour, 10 hours per week)

Legal Notices NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON A PROPOSED REVENUE BOND FINANCING BY THE VIRGINIA RESOURCES AUTHORITYn$el 3 Notice is hereby given that the Virginia Resources Authority (“VRA”) will hold a public hearing for purposes of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended (the “Tax Code”), on the application of the County of Fauquier, Virginia (the “County”), the address of which is the Warren Green Building, 10 Hotel Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186, requesting VRA to issue up to $4,800,000 of its revenue bonds in one or more series pursuant to a plan of finance and to apply the proceeds thereof to finance the design, acquisition, construction and equipping of a new fire station and related facilities (the “Fire Station”) to be located at 6838 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall, Virginia 20115. The Orlean Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. (the “Volunteer Fire Department”) will be the initial owner of the Fire Station and will operate the facility on a day-to-day basis. The Volunteer Fire Department has represented that it is an exempt organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Tax Code.

Prior registration not required. Call (540) 868-7278 or visit

Membership Director

The Plains, VA Full-time position with American Bird Conservancy (ABC). Responsibilities & Duties: membership acquisitions, processing of donations, manage membership and online fundraising. Must be current with non-profit strategies for member recruitment and retention. Be an organized, creative, and energetic. This position requires computer proficiency, organizational and writing skills.We require initiative, flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of experience in fundraising, membership, customer service or related work or combination of equivalent education and experience. Proven track record of achieving revenue targets. Proficiency with Salsa, or other gift management programs. Excellent communications and organizational skills. Dedication to American Bird Conservancy’s conservation mission. To view full job description go to, classifieds, employment

Apply online at Bamboo HR: https:// php?id=19 If you have any difficulties uploading your resume and cover letter, then please send them as ONE document to

Full Time Employment

The public hearing, which may be continued or adjourned, will be held commencing at 10:00 o’clock a.m. on Tuesday, March 20, 2018 before the Executive Director of VRA, in VRA’s Conference Room in VRA’s offices at 1111 East Main Street, Suite 1920, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Any person interested in the issuance of the bond or the location or the nature of the proposed project may appear at the hearing and present his or her views.n$el 2 Virginia Resources Authority Stephanie L. Hamlett Executive Director

Walnut Grove Child Care

Legal Notices PUBLIC NOTICE FAUQUIER COUNTY AGRICULTURAL AND FORESTAL DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING March 27, 2018 6:30 P.M. WARREN GREEN BUILDING, SECOND FLOOR CONFERENCE ROOM, 10 HOTEL STREET, WARRENTON, VIRGINIA Notice is hereby given that pursuant to Code of Virginia §15.2-4300 et seq., the Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee will consider the following applications to have land added as noted below: Addition and District


Parcel I.D. #

14th Addition to Upperville (AGFO-17-008394)

Smith Atoka, LLC


23rd Addition to Middleburg/Marshall (AGFO-17-008493)

Full Time Employment


Director Full Time Call:

540-347-0116 or 540-349-9656


POLICE OFFICER Bethany Powell Brower & John Vincent Brower



21st Addition to Marshall/Warrenton Lisa S. Brown & Mark A. Kile (AGFO-18-008648)



13th Addition to Springs Valley (AGFO-18-008649)

Steven M. & Susan W. Lewis

6953-83-1239-000 6953-73-3444-000

20.0000 20.0000

22nd Addition to Southern Fauquier (AGFO-18-008675)

Kane Manor Farm, LLC

6991-31-2826-000 6990-09-9692-000 6990-38-2675-000 6990-38-7197-000 6980-88-2718-000 6980-99-2377-000 6990-19-5232-000 6991-21-9662-000 6990-37-4369-000

22.5800 18.0000 11.4900 11.4900 10.5727 10.3160 10.1914 5.0329 5.0000

The Fauquier County Agricultural and Forestal District Advisory Committee will review and make recommendations to the Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors concerning the above renewals and additions. The above files are available for review between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Department of Community Development, Planning Division, 10 Hotel Street, Suite 305, Warrenton, Virginia. 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.

The Town of Warrenton, Virginia, is seeking qualified applicants to fill the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 years old, in good physical health, possess a high school diploma or G.E.D, valid Virginia driver’s license, and be able to deal well with the public. Position is responsible for the enforcement of State and local laws; patrols the Town; answers complaints and conducts investigations. Career salary range $44,641 to $71,426, excellent benefits. Town of Warrenton Employment Application is required. Application and complete job description may be obtained on the web at or by phone to 540-347-1102. Send completed applications to Human Resources, P. O. Drawer 341, Warrenton, VA 20188. Open until filled. EOE.


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Full Time Employment Growing Remodeling Company hiring for


Valid driver´s license, good driving record and pass background check is required Must have extensive experience in home renovations. Call 540-351-0600

Full Time Employment PERSONAL ASSISTANT Middleburg Area. Seeking experienced personal assistant with writing skills, event planning experience, and competence in computer skills. Full benefits avail. Email resume and cover letter:

Growing Remodeling Company hiring for 2 positions

Drywall Technicians

Full time. Must have own tools and transportation Call 540-351-0600

Part Time Employment PERSONAL ASSISTANT Middleburg Area. Seeking part-time, experienced personal assistant to work in office with executive. Writing skills, event planning, filing & computer competence skills. Flexible hours. Email resume and cover letter:


File Clerk

Please no in-person or telephonic solicitation.

Paper & Digital Government Contractor needs help maintaining client & personnel binders We are an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability or any other basis prohibited by law. (540)364-6900

for Warrenton Law Firm Prefer someone that is professional and dependable with legal experience, but not necessary. Firm will train the right person. Computer experience, a pleasant phone manner, and proper diction are a must. Salary and benefits based upon exp. Send resume to:

Part Time

Legal Notices OFFICIAL CALL Pursuant to The Plan of Organization (the “Party Plan”) of the Republican Party of Virginia (“RPV”), the Bylaws (the “Bylaws”) of the Fauquier County Republican Committee (the “County Committee”), and in accordance with rules adopted by the County Committee on the 6th day of March, 2018 in conformity with the Party Plan and the Bylaws, I, Katherine Hayes, Chairman of the County Committee, issue this Official Call for a Republican Party Canvass (the “Party Canvass”) to be conducted in the County of Fauquier on Saturday the 14th day of April, 2018. The purposes of this canvass are as follows: Electing 73 Precinct Members (in the numbers set forth below), 31 At-Large Members, and a Chairman of the County Committee. Precinct Members: Kettle Run 2, Catlett 5, Casanova 2, Lois 2, Opal 2, Baldwin Ridge 3, Warrenton 4, Courthouse 4, Airlie 4, Morrisville 4, Remington 4, Bealeton 5, Marshall 4, Leeds 4, Waterloo 5, Springs Valley 2, The Plains 3, New Baltimore 4, Broad Run 4, Vint Hill 6. All legal and qualified voters of Fauquier County, Virginia, regardless of race, religion, national origin or sex, who are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and who express in writing their intent to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election, may participate as members of the Republican Party of Virginia in the Party Canvass. A person who has made application for registration as a voter in Fauquier County and meets the requirements set forth above, but whose name does not appear on the local registration books solely because the books have been closed in connection with the local election, will nevertheless be deemed a legal and qualified voter. Pre-filing requirements: Any candidate for Chairman of the County Committee shall file with the County Committee a declaration of candidacy in the same form as set forth herein together with a mandatory fee in the amount of $250. Any candidate for At-Large Member of the County Committee shall file with the County Committee a declaration of candidacy in the same form as set forth herein together with a mandatory fee in the amount of $45.00. Any candidate for Precinct Member of the County Committee shall file with the County Committee a declaration of his candidacy and petition in the same form as set forth herein together with a mandatory fee of $35.00. A candidate may file for only one position on the County Committee. All filings for all positions, together with all applicable fees, must be received, in the forms set forth herein, no earlier than the publication date of this Official Call and no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2018 (the “Prefiling Deadline”). Postmarks shall not govern. Election: The Party Canvass shall be held at The Fauquier High School, 705 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, Virginia 20186 or its alternate site on April 14, 2018, from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. If the number of persons pre-filing as candidates for County Committee Chair, Precinct Member or At-Large Member does not exceed the number of nominations to be made for that particular office, then the pre-filed candidate or candidates shall be automatically elected as of the date of the Prefiling Deadline. If candidates for nomination for all offices to be decided upon in the Party Canvass are unopposed, then the candidates shall be deemed automatically elected as of the date of the prefiling deadline herein and this Canvass shall be cancelled as provided in Article VIII, Section A, Paragraph 9 of the Party Plan. Qualification of Candidates: All candidates shall be legally qualified voters of the County of Fauquier at the time of the Prefiling Deadline and shall if asked make written declaration that they are in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and that they intend to support all of its nominees in the ensuing election. Any candidate for Committee Membership running for a precinct position who fails to properly indicate their precinct on the filing form shall be disqualified for that reason alone. Time and place of filing: All filings for all positions, together with all applicable fees, must be received, in the forms set forth herein, no earlier than the publication date of this Official Call and no later than the Prefiling Deadline of 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2018. Postmarks shall not govern. All declarations not complying with the requirement of this Notice and Rules of Canvass shall be disqualified. Date, Time and Manner of Filing; Prefiling Deadline: All declarations shall be filed by U.S. Mail with the Fauquier County Republican Committee, P.O. Box 925, Warrenton, Virginia 20188. Declarations in the form set forth herein, together with all applicable fees, must be received no earlier than the publication date of this call and no later than 5:00 pm on March 20, 2018 (the “Prefiling Deadline”). Postmarks do not control. All declarations not complying with the requirement of this Notice and Rules of Canvass will be disqualified. Declaration of Candidacy and Petition I declare to be a candidate for the position(s) indicated below: Fauquier County Republican Committee You may select only one; all fees are mandatory _____ Committee Chairman .....$250.00 (Mandatory Fee) _____ At Large Member .....$45.00 (Mandatory Fee) _____ Precinct Member - specify precinct: ....$35.00 (Mandatory Fee) Attached is my check for $ _______________________ payable to Fauquier County Republican Committee.By my signature below, I declare that I am a candidate for the Fauquier County Republican Committee, that I am a legally qualified voter of the _________________________________Precinct, in the County of Fauquier, and that I am in accord with the principles of the Republican Party and intend to support all of its nominees for public office in the ensuing election. Signature of Candidate______________________________________ Printed Name_____________________________________________ Date______________________________ Please provide the following information, all of which is mandatory for proper filing: Name: ______________________________________ Phone Number: ________________________ Email Address: _______________________________ Street Address:__________________________________ Mailing Address (if different): ______________________________ Occupation (or Retired): ___________________________________ Employer (or Retired): _____________________________________ Employer’s City, State: ____________________________________ This petition in the form set forth herein, together with all applicable fees, must be filed by mail with the Fauquier County Republican Committee, P.O. Box 925, Warrenton, Virginia 20188 no earlier that the publication date of this call and no later than 5:00 p.m. on March 20, 2018 Please Note Due to a conflict between the Party Plan , FCRC Bylaws, the Official Call and Rules of the Canvass the FCRC shall elect only 21 at-large members at this Canvass, not 31 as stated in the Official Call and Rules. If there are more that 21 candidates for at-large member, the 21 candidates receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected. All other provisions of the Official Call and Rules remain unchanged.


Part Time Employment


PT/Seasonal barn help needed for a horse reproduction facility in Amissville VA.

Full Time Employment

TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT OFFICER Town of Warrenton Police Department This is a part time position limited to 29 hours per week. The Traffic Enforcement Officer (TEO) will peform non-sworn law enforcement tasks. Tasks include report writing, traffic control/ parking enforcement and various administrative tasks. The TEO DOES NOT have powers of arrest and is unarmed. Must have thorough knowledge of standard office practices, procedures & equipment, including computers. Must have ability to interact with a variety of individuals and communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must maintain composure during stressful situations and maintain confidentiality of information. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, good physical health, possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid Virginia Operator’s license. Salary range is $18-$22 per hour. Application may be obtained online at or by phone to 540-347-1102. Send completed applications to Human Resources, P. O. Drawer 341, Warrenton, VA 20188. Open until filled. EOE

Full Time Employment


Deli/ Clerk PT. Must be reliable and able to w o r k s o m e wkends. Call

540-253-5440 for more info.


Full Time Employment


Produce and berry farm help wanted. Catlett, VA . Part time to full time possible. Seasonal. Vegetable and berry experience preferred. 571-436-7954

Musician/ Minister of Music

for Sunday morning worship services, weekly rehearsals & other occasions/services through the year. Call the church at 540 399-1315

2 positions

Temporary/seasonal work, planting, cultivating, harvesting grapes, from 4/1/2018 to 11/15/2018 at Crimson Lane Farm, LLC, Arlington, VA in Fauquier county. This job requires a minimum of 3 months of verifiable commercial agricultural experience work in a commercial vineyard or orchard, handling both manual and mechanized tasks including pruning, thinning and harvesting activities associated with production of grapes. Workers must be able to perform manual and mechanized tasks with accuracy and efficiency. Saturday work required. Must be able to lift/carry 60 lbs. $11.46/hr or current applicable AEWR. Raise/bonus at employer discretion. Workers are guaranteed 3/4 of work hours of total period. Work tools, supplies, equipment supplied by employer without charge to worker. Housing with kitchen facilities provided at no cost to only those workers who are not reasonably able to return same day to their place of residence at time of recruitment. Transportation and subsistence expenses to work site will be paid to nonresident workers not later than upon completion of 50% of the job contract. Interviews required. Apply for this job at nearest State Workforce Agency in state in which this ad appears, or Virginia Employment Commission-Winchester, 419 North Cameron Street , Winchester, VA 22601. Provide copy of this ad. VA Job Order #1275708.

Full Time Employment

Receptionist Shampoo Assistants Hairdressers

for a fast paced salon. Call or come in to: Secret Garden Salon 11B Main St. Old Town Warrenton



Retail business has immediate opening for fulltime warehouse personnel. Heavy lifting required. Must be dependable and work flexible hours. Apply in person: C F C FA R M & HOME CENTER 12375 Harpers Run Road Bealeton, VA No phone calls.


Walnut Grove Child Care

540-347-0116 or 540-349-9656


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Piedmont Painting * Free Estimates * Many References * Drywall & Plaster Repair

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


CALL Nancy Richards 540-229-9983 *Brick Home w/Basement *Corner Lot, 2 Full Baths *Hardwood Floors, 1 Car Garage *Sun Porch $450,000 Warrenton, VA—$298,500

CALL Brenda Rich 540-270-1659 *Lovely home on 1 Acre *Front Deck w/Views Galore *Full Finished Basement *Separate entrance Amissville, VA—$289,000

CALL Tammy Roop, 540-270-9409 *Bordering Rady Park *Beautiful Views, Wood Floors *Family room, Wood Burning FP * Finished Bsmt, Huge Deck Warrenton, VA—$369,000

CALL Edie Grassi 540-878-1308 *Totally Renovated top/bottom! *Granite & Stainless in Kitchen and Baths *Walk up Basement Remington, VA—$249,000


CALL Tammy Roop, 540-270-9409 * Custom Home-Walk to Shopping *4000+ Sqft, Double Sided FP *Den w/built in bookcases *Sunroom, Gourmet Kitchen Warrenton, VA- $595,000

CALL Tammy Roop 540-270-9409 *Gorgeous Colonial in private setting *Wood Floors, Granite, SS appliances *Sunfilled Kitchen w/white cabinets *Screened Porch, Fire Pit Bealeton, VA - $495,000



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Castleton, VA—$250,000


CALL Ethel Goff 540-272-4074 *4 bedroom, 3 1/2 bath *Kitchen has Granite, Island *Master Bath Soaking tub Situated on Corner Lot Culpeper, VA—$289,900

* New SS Appliances, Granite tops *New Carpet, NO HOA

Remington, VA - $325,000


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CALL Edie Grassi 540-878-1308 * Hand scraped hardwood floors main level

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Amissville,, VA—$359,900

Warrenton, VA—$349,900

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Catlett, VA—$479,000


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*Private Acre Lot *Hardwood Floors, Huge Kitchen 4 Bd, 2.5 Ba, Finished Rec Rm Shows Beautifully, Fresh Paint Jeffersonton, VA—$459,000

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