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Planners visit proposed Delaplane lodge and restaurant site Residents ready their pro-business or opposition arguments By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

The Fauquier County Planning Commission plans to travel to Delaplane Wednesday morning (Aug. 14) to view the site where Brian Roeder wants to build a 42room lodge and a restaurant to serve guests, offer recreational amenities and hold up to 78 events such as wedding receptions, reunions and corporate events each year. The proposal has stirred opposition from those who view it as a commercial development disrupting a rural area with traffic and noise. They say the venture belongs within the Marshall Service District and not outside it.

Roeder says the Lodge at Barrel Oak would fill a need for overnight accommodations, generate up to $200,000 in tax revenue and that he will address concerns about traffic, noise, groundwater and septic service. He points to support from some who agree with him about the need, the tax revenue and employment opportunities that will result. The site is adjacent to his Barrel Oak Winery and Taproom off Grove Lane on 50 acres, zoned agriculture with a house, stable and several outbuildings. The existing 8,300 square foot house would be converted and expanded into a 32,000 square foot lodge with a private restaurant for guests. Roeder said in the statement of justification he filed with the county that most of the property would remain in agricultural use – vineyards and pasture for horses. He said neighboring homes are at least 2,000 feet from the proposed lodge location.


This rendering show what the completed Lodge at Barrel Oak would look like. Roeder expects to have eight to 10 full-time employees in the lodge and 16 to 24 part- and full-time employees in the restaurant. He estimates that the project will cost a minimum of $10 million to build.

Roeder needs approval of a special exception to expand and convert the home into a lodge. He needs a special exception to hold up to 78 See DELAPLANE, page 4

School division readies teachers for first day By Robin Earl

Times Staff Writer


Andrea Peterson, school psychologist, Amanda Osburn, educational diagnostician and Jen Molerski, school psychologist, listen as Fauquier County School Board Chairman Suzanne Sloane asks them to be “one degree better.” INSIDE Back to School....................................25 Business.............................................11 Classified............................................35 Communities......................................28

Faith...................................................24 Health and Wellness............................19 Lifestyle..............................................21 Opinion.................................................8

Obituaries...........................................32 Puzzles...............................................10 Real Estate..........................................28 Sports.................................................13

It was billed as a “convocation,” but “pep rally” might have been a better descriptor. There was spontaneous -- and loud -- cheering for favorite teams (schools) or coaches (educators). There were banners. There was heart-pumping music, provided by the Kettle Run High School Jazz Band. There were inspirational speeches by the school division’s leader, David Jeck, Ph.D. Attendees were even in uniform (matching T-shirts according to school). The only piece missing? The students. But make no mistake. The pep rally was all about them. The parking lots at Kettle Run High School on Monday, Aug. 12, were full and the overflow -- lines of cars along the road – proved that the whole school division was gathering together to celebrate the beginning of the school year. Teachers and staff dressed in See SCHOOLS, page 4



Fauquier Times | | August 14, 2019

Sensory Explorers’ Trail opens in Sky Meadows State Park


Thirteen-month-old Griffin Bement explores the sensory trail in his own way. By Robin Earl

Times Staff Writer

Sky Meadows State Park’s new Sensory Explorers’ Trail in Delaplane is only three-tenths of a mile, but for blind or hearing-impaired visitors, it presents a whole new world. The walk in the woods comes complete with an audio app for guidance; a printed version is available for the hearing impaired. The gentle slope of the trail is easily navigable for anyone. The area in front of each informational maker is paved, so that someone with a cane can detect where they can stop to learn more. Chief Ranger Kevin Bowman said the edges of the trail are delineated carefully. He explained, “Those who can’t see need to know exactly where the trail is.” Each marker has a number in braille, so that blind visitors can match up the markers with the right audio segment on the app. A description of the trail provided by park representatives reads, “Crossing from a forested hillside through a seasonal wetland, walkers on the trail explore billion-year-old geology, delve into the complex songs of birds in both forest and field habitats, and learn about the critical nature of vernal pools to the sustainability of many amphibian species. They explore tree species and how they communicate, discover forest succession, connect with early settlements in the area and much more.” On one of the boardwalks, life-like 3-D clay figures of Sky Meadows’ common frogs and salamanders are built into the railings. Artist Don Heath said he created the replicas with the help of Hannah Bement, who shared dozens of photos and explained to him how salamanders move, so he could understand how to sculpt them.

Bement is an environmental scientist with a particular fondness for salamanders. “Fondness” is probably putting it too mildly; it may be closer to an obsession. Bement is a science teacher at Mountain Vista Governor’s School in Warrenton and Middletown. A Virginia Master Naturalist, Bement waxes poetic about vernal pools. Vernal pools have water in them for only part of the year; in the hot summer months, they dry up. Because of this, they cannot support fish. Fish are a threat to salamander eggs, so salamanders only exist in these environments, Bement said. Visitors should be warned not to ask Bement about spotted salamanders unless they have some time on their hands. Bement was not the only one exuding enthusiasm at the Sensory Explorers’ trail Aug. 10. Laure Wallace, who took the lead on the project and Tim Skinner, park manager thanked the dozens of participants on the project. There was a lot of khaki at the grand opening: Virginia Master Naturalists, Boy Scouts, members of the Youth Conservation Corps, and representatives of the National Federation for the blind were all grinning and clearly proud. Even the salamanders were pleased.

Virginia Master Naturalist Posie Beam introduces Ron Heath to the trail.

Just the facts

Goal: To provide a way for people of all ages and abilities to engage their senses in the exploration of the natural world. Designed for all park visitors and with special adaptations for the visually, hearing and mobility impaired visitors. Project partners: Shenandoah chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalists, Sky Meadows State Park, Friends of Shenandoah Park The process: The idea for the Sensory Explorers’ Trail started two years ago, with planners researching and visiting other trails. Laure Wallace, a Virginia Master Naturalist, led the project. Working with the National Federation for the Blind, Winchester chapter and the Clarke County Lions Club, Wallace and her collaborators gained an understanding for how to meet the needs of the visually impaired. Construction on the trail began in early June and ended in August. Funding (a total of $37,000): The PATH Foundation; the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation; REI; National Federation for the Blind, Winchester chapter; Clarke County Lions Club; Go Fund Me; Virginia Master Naturalists; and community supporters. Volunteers: More than 50 volunteers from the Virginia Master Naturalists worked on trail design and construction. Volunteers from Habitat for Humanity; the Virginia Conservation Corps; the Friends of Sky Meadows; CJ Kovar, an Eagle Scout applicant; artists and community members also provided invaluable assistance. Audio app: At in the App Store.

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Ron Heath created these 3-D clay representations of the Jefferson salamander for visitors to see and feel. Its name is written in braille as well, for blind visitors.

Team leader Laure Wallace of the Virginia Master Naturalists received a watercolor of the new trail in thanks for her hard work. She thanks artist Kira Skala, the wife of the Park Manager Tim Skinner for the memento.

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Fauquier Times | | August 14, 2019


Capping and closing old landfill could cost $12 million By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

It will cost Fauquier County about $12 million to close its original unlined landfill at Corral Farm near Lord Fairfax Community College and cover it with a geomembrane cap. County Deputy Administrator Katie Heritage likened the cap to the type of cover placed over swimming pools in the off-season. Soil placed over it would be seeded. The county is under a state deadline to close the landfill by Dec. 21, 2020. County staff will pin down the cost before supervisors authorize an expenditure of funds, which will likely involve a combination of capital improvement project money and debt financing. Supervisors Chairman Chris Butler said the closing and capping seemed like a “no brainer” decision in light of the ongoing cost of dealing with leachate (the combination of water and solid material dumped in the landfill that leaks through the soil). County supervisors heard a presentation on Thursday, Aug. 8, from Michael Kresse, the county’s director of environmental services, and Jeff Crate of Waste Resource Services, a consultant, about the task and its cost.


Fauquier County’s landfill no longer accepts trash. Waste is trucked to Richmond. Recycling still happens at the Corral Farm Site. A soil or clay cap on the landfill would be less expensive – an estimated $10.5 million -- but also less effective than a geothermal cap, the supervisors were told. Because Landfill 149 isn’t capped, precipitation is getting into the material buried in it. The pile sheds fluids and creates a path for the leachate to seep out. Landfill staff monitors it and regularly pumps out the leachate, according to Kresse and Crate. A snowstorm overwhelmed the landfill staff’s ability to control the leachate seepage and the county was issued a notice of violation by the state in 2016.

A geothermal cap would prevent leachate seepage and allow the landfill to be marked officially closed. The cost of hauling leachate was $2.4 million in fiscal year 2019. The cost varies year to year and the average cost per year since 2014 has been close to $1.2 million. Capping the landfill could save the county anywhere from $250,000 to $1 million per year, according to a consultant.

The history of Landfill 149

In 1996, a soil cap was put on Fauquier’s original landfill – called Landfill 149 after the number of the operating permit – and it was no longer used for dumping.

The previous year, the county opened a lined landfill at Corral Farm – Landfill 575 -- and began using it. The use of unlined landfills was allowed until the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency passed rules barring municipal solid waste in unlined landfills after October 1993. All new landfills had to be lined and have a collection system for leachate. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality never acknowledged a request to declare Landfill 149 closed, according to the county, and it was reopened in 2001 just for construction and demolition debris dumping. An agreement with DEQ allowed that to continue until 2008. Over 1 million cubic yards of construction and demolition debris was disposed of before capacity was reached. The county began recycling construction and demolition waste in 2011. The DEQ extended a deadline for Landfill 149’s closure to Dec. 21, 2020. After closure, the landfill will have to be monitored for 30 years. The county opened a transfer station at the Corral Farm in 2017 and began trucking waste to a site in Richmond because its own landfill – landfill 575 -- was filling up. Reach James Ivancic at

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Planners visit proposed Delaplane lodge DELAPLANE, from page 1 events per year and another for a fire suppression sprinkler-system fed from above-ground storage tanks. He also needs one to install a sewage system with an 11,000-gallon per day peak capacity. Wednesday’s site visit precedes a presentation by county staff to the planning commission at a work session open to the public at 9:15 a.m. Thursday in the first-floor meeting room of the Warren Green building, 10 Hotel St., Warrenton. Roeder has asked for a postponement before his application comes to the commission for a public hearing and vote. He will be revising his application, according to Adam Shellenberger, the county’s chief of planning. The planning commission’s recommendation will go to the board of supervisors for a public hearing and vote. But revised or not, some say it doesn’t belong where Roeder wants to build it. “Clearly, this will have an effect on the quality of life,” said Jeb Hannum, who lives near the site. He’s a member of a 20-member group called the Fauquier Countryside Preservation Group, formed specifically to oppose Roeder’s plan. “Our group is also focused on the precedent this would set and what impact it will have on the whole county. If the county is going to follow the comprehensive plan how can it allow a large commercial project in a rural agriculture area?” Hannum said that events would be held outside with amplified music into night hours. He said there’s been no

study of the purported need for such a lodge, only Roeder citing comments from his winery customers. “The county has a strategy of concentrating commercial development in the service district because that’s where the county has made investment in infrastructure,” added Kevin Ramundo, an Upperville resident and communications consultant working with the countryside preservation group. Hotels aren’t allowed in rural agricultural areas, he added. “What is essentially a hotel has been characterized as a resort to circumvent the zoning rule that prohibits hotels in RA areas,” Ramundo said. The proposed lodge is about two miles outside the Marshall service district. Supporters of the plan include businessman Dennis Taylor. He lives in Catlett, but he’s visited Barrel Oak with his wife. “I think it’s fantastic. There are no upper-scale places to stay in that area. I think it’s needed,” Taylor said. He noted that it will add to the county’s tax revenue. “I’m in favor of business growth and this would be an addition,” Taylor said. He said he and his wife have stayed at Salamander Resort and would consider staying at Roeder’s planned venue. Yaron Linett, a Warrenton resident and owner of an interior design business, said the proposed lodge would provide a place for out-oftown relatives to stay. “As a husband, it would be another place to take my wife,” Linett


Teachers and staff from Brumfield Elementary School appear eager for the start of the school year.

School division readies teachers for first day SCHOOLS, from page 1 team T-shirts formed pockets of color as they reconnected after two and a half months apart. When Raymond Crowell, Fauquier County Public Schools 2019 Teacher of the Year got up to speak, his audience quieted and leaned forward. They were all in. The Marshall Middle School health and physical education teacher was a

good opener. Charming and resplendent in an outfit he said he’d spent months perfecting, he warmed up the crowd for Lauren Brill, president of the Fauquier Education Association and for Jeck, who touched on some serious subjects. Like school shootings. He said Sheriff Bob Mosier had told him that he had looked each of the school resource officers in the eye and asked them, “Would you be willing to give up your life for a student?”

The proposed lodge and restaurant would be located off Grove Lane in Delaplane.

added. “I understand that people have concerns. But in the end, I don’t think those problems will pan out. I’ve known Brian for several years and I believe him to be a responsible individual.” Comments from others that are part of the application case file include one of support from Amelia Stansell of the Center District. “Brian is a very responsible business owner with a well-established track record of service to our community,” Stansell said. She said there are no meeting and event venues in the county’s northern end. Mirah Horowitz, executive director of Lucky Dog Rescue, said her organization has held fundraisers at Barrel Oak Wintery though it’s based in Arlington. Roeder has been “generous with his space and in his support,” Horowitz said. She said a lodge would provide a place to stay for those coming from longer distances. John R. Sprieser, co-owner of an equestrian boarding and train-

Raymond Crowell was Teacher of the Year for Fauquier County in 2019. The Marshall Middle School health and physical education teacher opened convocation by admitting he’s been working on his outfit for months. They all said, “Yes.” Jeck said that every school but one has an armed SRO. Jeck talked about advocacy for education, remembering when a large contingent of teachers and parents converged on Virginia’s capitol last year to ask legislators to support teacher salaries. “Our day in Richmond last year was the most significant day of my career. And Fauquier – far and away – was the most repre-

ing business, however, wrote to the county that the lodge proposal “makes a mockery” of the agricultural designation of the land. Gretchen Yahn of Hume wrote, “No doubt, the county needs more places for lodging, etc. but the single-lane Grove Road with its limited ingress-egress accessibility … pinpoints that this is not the correct place.” Dr. and Mrs. Dennis Sherman of Upperville wrote, “If major exceptions are granted, why have these zoning regulations to begin with?” Matthew Sheedy spoke of “this growing affront to the quiet enjoyment of our homes and the commercial monetization of our beautiful RA-zoned countryside.” A letter from Citizens for Fauquier County states that “by placing labels like ‘lodge,’ ‘lodge/resort’ and ‘country inn’ on the proposed hotel with restaurant, the applicant is plainly attempting to circumvent the prohibition under the zoning ordinance and comprehensive plan of such commercial enterprises in our rural agriculture districts.” sented school district.” He recalled when students advocated for themselves. When some students wanted to walk out of school to protest the threat of gun violence, Jeck said he was proud to support them. He talked about mental health, relating that more than 500 teachers have been trained in mental health first aid. “And more will be trained this year.” Throughout, Jeck talked about the difference a single teacher can make in a child’s life: “These kids need you.” Suzanne Sloane, chairman of the Fauquier County School Board (Scott District), focused her remarks on the concept of “one degree better.” Water, at 211 degrees, she said, is just hot water, but add just one degree and water becomes steam, strong enough to power a train. She challenged each teacher, administrator and staff member to be “one degree better,” so they could encourage their students to do the same. School starts Wednesday, Aug. 14. Those who were missing from the pep rally/convocation will show up with backpacks and new pencils, nervous and excited for the new school year. Their cheerleaders – minus the pompoms – will be waiting for them. Reach Robin Earl at


Fauquier Times | | August 14, 2019


Canteen supports firefighters while they protect the community By Robin Earl

Times Staff Writer

The Bridge Community Church Emergency Services Canteen Unit has been operational for about two months but got its first real test Monday, Aug. 5. The revamped former Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department ambulance has been repainted and equipped to support first responders during incidents that last an hour or more. The 44 members of the Canteen Unit are grouped into four teams of 11, on call for a week at a time. They stand ready to offer cold drinks, snacks and cold towels (for a short, level 1 incident); sandwiches and other more substantial food (for a level 2 incident lasting four to six hours); or pans of lasagna, plates of chicken or crockpots of chili (for a level 3 incident, involving multiple teams, which could last eight to 12 hours). The Aug. 5 incident, a small barn fire that lasted about three hours, required only a couple of Canteen team members but presented a special problem. Team leader Dave Cooper explained that the fire was difficult to get to; the Canteen truck was not able to drive to where the firefighters were. Solution: A two-person utility task vehicle with a space in the back was enlisted to transport the water, Gatorade and snacks to the first responders battling the fire. Cooper said, “We were able to provide cold drinks, snacks and the

five-gallon bucket with ice water and terry cloth towels, which were a huge hit. We served approximately 30 firefighters who were extremely grateful.” He wrote to his fellow team members: “Yesterday I received texts from the Remington Volunteer Fire Department, thanking us for an outstanding job on the fire Monday.” He added, “There was a unit at the scene from Brandy Station (from Culpeper County) that was not familiar with our unit/ operation. The quote from them was ‘that canteen unit is the’ (yes, bomb dot com).  “Another comment was on the ice bucket/towels that we provided. The firefighter said that normally after he comes out of a fire the first time that he is done, but Monday, after using one of our ice cold wet towels with the ‘Sea Breeze’ (an astringent cleanser that smells of peppermint) added that he was ready to go back in! That is an amazing statement, just imagine if he was able to go back in and save more property or … someone’s life!” Cooper and his teams have been trying to get the word out about the Canteen service. They showed off their truck at recent First Night events in Warrenton, at National Night Out Aug. 6 and a fire chief’s meeting Aug. 1. Cooper said, “We were able to set up a cooking operation at National Night Out and practice our cooking and serving skills. It was like we had

Sheriff’s Office hosted National Night Out The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office observed the 36th National Night Out celebration this year on Tuesday, Aug. 6. Coordinated by the community services section of the Patrol Operations Division in partnership with the community – National Night Out is an effort to help neighbors get to know one another, to celebrate their communities, and to take steps to make neighborhoods safer for

all residents, explained Sgt. James Hartman of the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office. Additionally, National Night Out attempts to build positive relationships between the community and the men and women of the sheriff’s office.   National Night Out events were held in Bealeton at CK Hardware; in Marshall at Tractor Supply; at the Brookside Community Center, and at the WARF in Warrenton. 


The Canteen Unit offered cold drinks and wet towels to Remington Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department first responders on Aug. 5 during a small structure fire. been running a cook line for years! We gave out hot dogs and hamburgers with all the fixins' to all of the first responders; they were a huge hit.” Cooper said the idea for the Canteen came from Bridge Community Church’s Pastor Danielle Dean. The church has had an adopt-a-cop program, where they provide assistance to a police officer. But, Cooper explained, “Pastor Danielle, said, ‘This is good, but we want to do more.’” Cooper, who is retired from the Prince William County Fire Department, spoke to Steve Wright, president of the Remington Volunteer Fire Department, to see how Bridge Community Church could help. “At first, we were thinking we could use

an old church van to provide water and granola bars, but the Remington department was getting ready to retire an ambulance.” Cooper said that the PATH Foundation provided $18,940 to buy the ambulance and outfit it for its new purpose. The Canteen has three generators, two coffee makers, an ice machine, an electric skillet, a toaster oven, a CrockPot and a gas grill. For level 2 or higher incidents, Cooper has arranged with several community partners for help in feeding hungry firefighters. A call to Walmart, Chick-fil-A, Mcdonalds, Jersey Mike’s or Firehouse Subs will yield food to feed up to 30 people for an event. The local businesses donate the sandwiches, packaged for transport.

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Fauquier Democrats recruit canvassers, open campaign office By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

A good pair of walking shoes, a ready smile and comfort in engaging with strangers are skills that come in handy when you’re a political canvasser – a political foot soldier who goes door to door drumming up support for a candidate. “I love meeting my neighbors. It’s fun to meet people, tell them about the candidates and encourage them to vote,” said Pat Reilly, who was one of about a dozen canvassers heading out from the Fauquier County Democratic Committee’s campaign headquarters on Saturday. The committee opened an office in the Warrenton Village Shopping Center on West Lee Highway to use as a base of operations until the Nov. 5 election. “It’s critical to vote. There’s so much at stake,” said Reilly, of Marshall. “I wonder how many people realize there’s an election this year.” “I like to engage my neighbors and explain how important it is to vote,” said Jeff Millington. “We live in Upperville and we’ve met people we haven’t met before” as they go from house to house. He canvasses neighborhoods with his wife. “It’s great to meet people who agree with you -- and those who don’t agree with you,” said Millington. Miriam Anver of Rectortown came to Saturday’s campaign office opening before going out to rally support for the Democratic ticket. “I did it during the last election. I did it for


Democratic candidates and campaign volunteers gathered for a group photo before heading out to enlist support from voters in the coming November election. Leslie Cockburn,” said Anver. Cockburn was the Democratic Party’s candidate for the 5th District seat in Congress in 2018. She lost to Republican Denver Riggleman. Anver said passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, affordable health care and protection of the environment are issues important to her. She’s supporting Democratic candidates because “we’ve got to get the representation we need.” Anver and the other canvassers were welcomed to the new office by Del. Elizabeth Guzman, D-31st; Ronnie Ross (running for state senator in the 27th District); Max Hall (political director for Laura Galante); Michael Hammond (running for the Scott District seat on the Fauquier County School Board); Rachel Bongiovi (running for the Center District school board seat); and Larry Jackson (co-chair of

Wittman shifts stance on background checks By Daniel Berti  

Times Staff Writer  

After a weekend of gun violence during which 31 people were killed in mass shootings, Rep. Rob Wittman says he now supports strengthening gun background checks, an apparent shift for the congressman, who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.   “I support strengthening our National Instant Criminal Background Check System. We must have a constructive conversation about how to put a stop to these mass shootings while protecting the rights of law-abiding citizens,” Wittman, R-1st, said in an email.   Wittman’s statement came in response to back-to-back mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, on Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4. The El Paso shooter, who targeted Hispanic shoppers at a Walmart, killing 22 and injuring dozens more, was armed with an AK-47 assault-style rifle.   The Dayton, Ohio, shooter used a .223-caliber, high-capacity rifle technically classified as pistol to kill nine people and injure 27 at a restaurant. The shooter’s rampage lasted only 30 seconds before he was shot and killed by police.   “I am deeply disturbed by these senseless and heart-wrenching tragedies. I remain extremely concerned about gun violence, and I believe it is absolutely critical that we continue working to address this problem. We must be focused on preventing criminals from acquiring firearms in the first place, addressing the behavior that leads to this violence and preventing future acts of violence,” Wittman said.   Wittman voted against two House bills earlier this year, H.R. 8 and H.R.

1112, that sought to strengthen firearm background checks. Both bills passed the House mostly along party lines and are awaiting a vote in the Senate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, says the Senate will address gun background checks this fall.   Wittman was strongly opposed to gun reforms introduced by President Barack Obama (D) in 2015 in the wake of a mass shooting in San Bernardino, California, that killed 14 and injured 22. Those reforms included strengthening gun background checks and closing the gun show loophole.   “Limiting our constitutionally guaranteed rights is never the answer. That is why it’s so important for us to affirmatively protect the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens,” Wittman said at the time. “I promise I will fight with everything I have and use every opportunity available to counter these executive overreaches by the president that limit the fundamental liberties and freedoms guaranteed to us under the United States Constitution.”   Wittman represents the Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, which stretches from Prince William County through the Eastern Shore, covering parts of 20 counties. More than 10,400 Fauquier County voters reside in the 1st District.  Part of Fauquier County is in the 5th Congressional District, represented by U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman, also a Republican. Riggleman declined to comment about whether his views on gun-control legislation have shifted since the deadly mass shootings over the weekend.  Reach Daniel Berti at 

the Fauquier Democratic Committee). “Strap on your seat belts, there are only three months to go” before Election Day, said Hall, representing Galante, who’s running for the 18th District House of Delegates seat now held by Republican Michael Webert. “We have to reach 60,000 people. This is crunch time,” said Ross, who’s running to unseat Republican Jill Vogel in the state Senate. The district covers all of Fauquier, Clarke and Frederick counties and Winchester City, as well as parts of Loudoun, Culpeper and Stafford counties. Guzman said this year the party “has exciting candidates up and down the ballot. This is not the norm. Two years ago, people said ‘Yay, we have a candidate.’ It was exciting to flip the district for the first time in 26 years.” Guzman said this year the party has an opportunity to win a majority of the seats in the House of Delegates and state Senate. The Republican Party currently holds a two-member majority in both chambers. With a majority, the Democrats could pass measures Guzman cited as important -- an increase in the minimum wage, a reduction in carbon emissions and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Guzman is seeking re-election this year in the Virginia House representing the 31st District, which includes parts of Fauquier and Prince William counties. Reach James Ivancic at jivancic@fauquier. com

18th District candidates have ramped up campaigns By James Ivancic Times Staff Writer

With a call to “restore civility in politics” and to bring a “common sense approach to issues in Richmond,” Democratic candidate Laura Galante opened a campaign office on Main Street in Marshall on Aug. 3. Galante is running to unseat Republican Michael Webert this November in the Virginia House of Delegates representing the 18th District. The district includes parts of Fauquier, Culpeper and Warren counties and all of Rappahannock County. Webert has represented the district since 2012. He was re-elected to a fourth two-year term in 2017 when he beat Democrat Tristan Shields. Both Galante and Webert live in the Marshall area. Webert runs a farm. Galante grew up in 4-H and is a 4-H adult leader. She has a law degree and worked in the cybersecurity field, leading a team that analyzed Russian cyber capabilities for the Defense Intelligence Agency. She then worked for a private sector company that investigated Russian and Chinese hacking of U.S. trade secrets. Galante said the Sept. 11 attacks had a profound effect on her as a high school junior and influenced her career path.

Max Hall, Galante’s political director, called Galante “the smartest person I’ve ever met,” in remarks at the open house. Galante campaign supporters from each of the counties in the 18th District attended the opening of the new campaign office, located at 8362 Main St., next to Red Truck bakery in downtown Marshall. Galante’s campaign slogan is “The Future is Rural” and her signature issues are job opportunities and growth in small town and rural areas, educational opportunities leading to jobs in the trades and entrepreneurships, bringing health care closer to rural areas and expansion of broadband starting with better mapping to identify areas in need. Galante has a campaign website at galantefordelegate. com. Webert, who didn’t have a primary opponent, kicked off his campaign in June. His campaign website,, lists his support of the Second Amendment gun rights, protecting the unborn, reducing taxes and regulations on businesses and supporting the growth of small businesses. As of June 30, the Webert campaign had $66,083 in cash on hand and Galante had $61,142, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Virginia Department of Elections. The general election is on Nov. 5.


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What’s your gun violence story? My family’s brush with gun violence happened 17 years ago. My oldest sister called to tell me our 76-year-old dad was in the hospital. He’d been shot. “Shot? You mean like with a gun?” I asked, disbelieving. It made no sense. Our parents had been golfing in Florida. My dad was strolling toward the seventh tee when they heard a bang. When he felt something hit him in the chest, he thought he’d been hit by a golf ball. Then he saw the blood. Today, ours is not a unique story. Many of us know someone – a relative or an acquaintance – who’s been affected by gun violence. Some people may have lived through a situation where someone was saved because a gun was available. On Aug. 3, 14 people were shot – nine fatally -- in Dayton, Ohio, by a man armed with a semi-automatic, pistol-configured rifle with a 100-round magazine. It is certain lives were saved because armed law-enforcement officers were already at the scene. In Virginia, 140 people have been killed by gunfire since Jan. 1, and another 369 were injured. On average, Virginia has about 264 gun-related homicides and 623 gun-related suicides annually, according to the nonprofit Giffords Law Center. The numbers, however dramatic, don’t compare to the gut punch that accompanies the personal blow of gun violence. The Moms Demand Action website is a repository of hundreds of stories about lives shattered by gunfire. A mother and sister shot while shopping at the mall; a husband shot and killed at work; an 8-year-old son shot in the face while playing in the backyard; a brother shot in an armed robbery, and on and on. Our family was fortunate. My dad was released from the hospital in just a few hours. The bullet grazed the front of his chest. The police scoured the golf course for the bullet or other evidence, but never found any. In 2006 – four years later -- we learned that the shooting matched the description of one of several Lee Boyd Malvo, the younger of the infamous D.C. snipers, said he and John Muhammad committed on their way to Washington, D.C. Over several months, the two shot 27 people, 17 fatally. Among those shot were “two old guys on golf courses,” one in Arizona and one in Florida, Malvo told police. One of them was my dad. We lost my dad to heart disease in 2011; we are grateful that our family’s horrific brush with gun violence didn’t steal him from us nine years sooner. It’s not clear whether any of the gun laws currently under consideration could have stopped the D.C. snipers. But it’s possible that a “red flag law” might have inspired someone in Muhammad’s orbit to recognize his instability and report him. There’s at least a possibility that he might have been denied access to the guns that killed 17. Maybe. Red flag laws and stricter background checks won’t eliminate gun violence. They can’t. The hope is they might prevent at least some future deaths. Does your family have a story about how someone with a gun has taken or saved a life? If so, we invite you to write to us and share it. This could finally be the moment when our personal stories matter. Maybe. - Jill Palermo

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Sam Cox, principal at Liberty High School, sets the tone for the school year. TIMES STAFF PHOTO / ROBIN EARL

FAUQUIER FLASHBACKS: FROM THE FAUQUIER TIMES 75 Years Ago August 17, 1944 Fauquier County has escaped infantile paralysis so far this summer, but statistics released last week by the State Department of Health show that the spread of the disease is increasing slightly in Virginia. Six Fauquier County men were reported killed in action and two wounded, the week’s toll the heaviest of the war. Killed were Lt. Harry Lee Smith, 22, only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Smith of Delaplane; Cpl. James P. Nalls, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. John P. Nalls of The Plains; Pfc. Granville Payne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Payne of Warrenton; Pvt. John Hume, son of Edwin Hume of Bealeton; Pvt. Luther Melvin Pearson, son of Mrs. Luther Pearson of Markham; and Pfc. Thomas Embrey, son of Mrs. Mattie Embrey of Remington. Reported wounded were Pvt. Henry P. Mercer of Warrenton, son of Mrs. Lucy

M. Mercer; and Pvt. Calvin C. Downs, son of Mrs. Nellie Downs of Warrenton. 50 Years Ago August 14, 1969 Labor shortages and non-delivery of building material have forced Fauquier school officials to abandon hopes of having the new P. B. Smith Elementary School ready when schools open Sept. 8. Students in grades 1 to 5 at Smith will attend Warrenton Elementary. Grades 6 and 7 will attend Warrenton Primary, which would otherwise have been abandoned this fall. Chief Deputy Sheriff Luther Cox has been appointed to serve on a Virginia State Sheriffs’ and City Sergeants’ Association committee which will discuss with the State Crime Commission problems facing law enforcement officers. Army Sp4 Samuel W. Kemper, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel W. Kemper,

Bealeton, was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division (Airmobile) in Vietnam July 14 as an electronics repairman. 25 Years Ago August 17, 1994 The 1994 Virginia senatorial race may be the last arena for former governors Doug Wilder and Sen. Charles Robb to square off, one final round for two enemies whose bouts have become the stuff of political legend. Wilder, 63, glided into Warrenton Monday for a lowkey stump in Fauquier. If the permitting process goes as planned, Highland School could soon be accepting applications for high school students. William A. Hazel Inc., the owner of the property where the expansion will take place, has applied to the Town of Warrenton for a special-use permit to construct and operate a private secondary school. –Compiled by John T. Toler

The 17th National Country Music Contest was held Aug. 5 to 6, 1967 at Lake Whippoorwill, off Dumfries Road east of Warrenton. The annual event was sponsored by the Warrenton-Fauquier Jaycees, who grossed more than $12,000. Radio personality Tom “Cat” Reeder served as master of ceremonies.


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Hotel should not be built outside service district Barrel Oak Vineyards, located west of Marshall and outside of the Marshall Service District is requesting that the county approve a hotel with 42 rooms and a restaurant, where 78 events, i.e. weddings, corporate events, etc. can be held per year with 160 attendees until midnight on the weekends and 10 p.m. on other days of the week. The hotel would be built on property adjacent to Barrel Oak Winery on Route 55. I am writing as a concerned citizen who lives nearby this proposed hotel. The county should reject this proposal for the following reasons. First, this hotel would be located several miles outside of the Marshall Service District on land zoned rural agricultural. Fauquier County has taken the wise approach of steering commercial and dense residential development into service districts, thereby preserving our rural character, preventing sprawl, and encouraging vibrant service

districts as concentrated hubs of commercial and residential development. Assuming we need a hotel, it should be in the service district.   Second, when the applicant for the hotel was asked at a public meeting whether he had conducted a study to determine whether there was a demand for a hotel in the Marshall area he responded “no” and stated that his winery customers had opined that it would be good to have a place to stay, i.e. these customers are presumably from outside the county, if they need a place to stay. In any event, a hotel in the Marshall Service District, which is just a few miles away, should be adequate accommodation for those folks. Third, in addition to the very large farm (1,000 acres-plus) next to the proposed hotel that is in conservation easement, there are numerous other properties on both sides of Route 55 near the proposed hotel that are also in conservation ease-

ment. To allow a hotel next door would diminish greatly the purpose of preserving those rural properties from development, not to mention that it would potentially devalue those properties after the owners already gave up all or most of their development rights. One has to wonder if those owners would have done so had they known a hotel would be allowed next door. And then, there are all the other problems such as the noise, traffic, light pollution and water use issues in a rural area.  In summary, if we need a hotel near Marshall, it should be in the Marshall Service District in accordance with our plan. Allowing this hotel in a rural agricultural zoned area would disregard our plan and set a bad precedent for all RA land and could mean there is a hotel next door to you in your future, too.  PATRICIA EWING Delaplane

Getting real about the sources of division in our country My dad used to say, “Be sure of your facts, then be righteous as hell.” The problem today is that there are a lot of “righteous” people who are too sure of their false facts or manipulate the actual facts for their own purposes. Such is the case with last week’s letter to the editor penned by Greg Schumacher. Schumacher claims that the “left” holds the “lion’s share” of responsibility for the rise of divisiveness in our country today. This is not only untrue, it’s absurd. There is no refuting the mean-spirited, bullying language emanating from the president (Donald Trump) himself. There is no refuting the shouts of his supporters to “send home” congressional leaders who happen to be women of color and United States citizens. There is no refuting the fact that recent mass murders have been perpetrated by individuals who cite the language of Trump and his white supremacist followers. Please note that I do not state that all of Donald Trump’s followers are white supremacists or hateful individuals – there are members of my family and dear friends who

support the president. They are not hateful individuals. In my view, what truly promotes the division in our country is the lack of civility and willingness to engage in not just meaningful, but purposeful dialogue about what is wrong with our policies and how to improve. The tendency to finger-point and blame the “other side” for society’s ills, as Greg Schumacher – who disingenuously fails to mention that he is chairman of the Fauquier County Republican Committee -- has done, only further promotes the very problem he claims to be addressing. How is this constructive? Before closing, I want to briefly address my opening point – that is, the manipulation of information to present “facts” that will support your position. Schumacher claims that there were only about 50 neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Official estimates put the number at 250, more than five times Schumacher’s statement. He also uses an incident in Portland, Oregon, involving conservative journalist Andy Ngo as


Commending law enforcement and the media I would like to commend the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office for their recent actions regarding the possible financial exploitation of a man with dementia. Thank you Fauquier Sheriff’s Department! Thank you, also, to the Fauquier Times and the Culpeper Star Exponent for covering this news. Further, I’d like to praise Ron Kesner, with the Orange County Sheriff’s Office, for his recent article in the Orange County Review addressing “Senior financial exploitation.” This is a very serious issue to be further explored … I hope. TOM PAYETTE Rapidan

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evidence of the broad, left-wing violence against conservatives. I took the time to research that incident. First of all, there is no refuting the fact that Ngo was attacked by a person in “antifa” (or anti-fascist) garb. Beyond that, not much is clear. The claim that a milkshake laced with cement was thrown at him is based on one police officer’s opinion and, in fact, the person who threw the shake is seen drinking from it beforehand. Would you drink a cement laced milkshake? Was the attack wrong? Yes. Does it exemplify a general tendency of the liberal left? No. Let’s stop this blame game. Let’s start focusing on the issues and how we get back to a country that is based on the ideals of a free society that supports not just the wealthy and corporate interests, but those of the working class and disenfranchised … and, everyday Americans like you and me. It is the only thing that will turn this destructive situation around.

This letter was addressed to Fauquier County Sheriff Bob Mosier and shared with the Fauquier Times. Today, I was locked out of my car at Denny’s restaurant in Warrenton. Lucky for me, Deputy Nathan Smith was leaving, and I asked him if he could help me. He graciously said, “Yes.” I told him I lived in Warrenton, nearby to Denny’s and if he drove me home, I could get my extra car keys. He was very professional and courteous to me. I was asked for my name, address and my driver’s license. I was safely home in my car in a very short time. Deputy Smith helped a senior citizen and put me at ease. (I’m 92 years old.) His actions relieved me of what could have been a very stressful day for me! Warrenton is the place to live with our great sheriff’s department who go out of their way to help a senior citizen. I’m grateful to him for his support and consideration to me.



Letters to the Editor One last splash of summer

Johnathan MacQuilliam and daughter Emily start out from the top of the hill. TIMES STAFF PHOTO/ROBIN EARL

Fauquier County Parks & Rec hosted the fifth annual Splash and Slide event at the Warrenton Community Center Saturday afternoon. Hundreds of children – and a few adults – took great pleasure in sliding down the hill near the playground on plastic sheets covered with soapy water. There was also a bouncy slide, and the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company sprayed its hose, just for fun. Parks & Rec employee Ray Graham said that in addition to the fire department, Sheetz, Pepsi and Deer Meadow Farm in Catlett provided supplies, and Warrenton United Methodist Church volunteers were on hand to help keep everyone safe.

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and insect depredation visited upon corporate other cash crops as we these delicate vines is relentless. go, adding a layer of security to our “Because the vineyard has seen business in the future. some neglect it would not be in our “Mushrooms, culinary herbs, garbest interest to try and grow the lic, lavender and other things that we grapes without some chemical appli- know will generate security will be cation. They are not healthy enough planted,” said Allen. to support that kind of biosystem. “Right now, we are using inte- Kickstarter As with all thing’s commercial, grated pest management or IPM,” investment drives success. Allen said Napier. It allows for slowly reand Napier are embracing a funding ducing the level of spraying. source called Kickstarter to assist the IPM is an ecosystem-based stratefarm’s goals and help them thrive in gy that focuses on long-term preventhe years ahead. tion of pests and their damage through Kickstarter is an online funding a combination of techniques such as platform where creators can share biological control, and gather interhabitat manipula“Everything we do, on est on a particution, modification lar creative projand off the vineyard, of cultural practicect they’d like to es and use of resis- is all about play. Life is launch. It’s entant varieties. short. It’s meant to be tirely driven by Pesticides are c r owd f u n d i n g , used only after enjoyed.” monitoring inKelly Allen meaning that the general public dicates they are and their financial needed, according to established guidelines. Treat- support helps the projects being proments are made to remove only the moted. For those who would like to astarget organism. sist the efforts of these two young “We are undertaking a two-step apand passionate farmers, the couple’s proach. First, we must create a healthy Kickstarter page will go live in a few microsystem and then plant grapes that are more appropriate to the area where weeks. Investors can support them at they’re growing,” said Napier. Given Virginia’s wine grape artemisiafarm. Or write directly to shortage, restoration of a healthy In summing up how she and Napier vineyard will produce a viable economic return while simultaneously are embracing their new lifestyle, Alaiding the wine industry by produc- len says, “Everything we do, on and off the vineyard, is all about play. Life ing more high-quality grapes. As the vineyard is brought un- is short. It’s meant to be enjoyed.” For more business and wine tales, der control, additional agriculture products will be grown. “We’ll in- visit



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Your computer is infected, contact Microsoft One of my business clients recently had a doozy of a scam experience. I would like to retell it, so you can pull some lessons from it and prevent something like it from happening to you. The spiel is always a bit different, but the concept is the same. Just imagine that you are working on your computer, and out of the blue a loud annoying noise erupts from it, or a digital voice screams, “Your computer is infected. Contact Microsoft via phone number on the screen!” The screen displays blaring messages with threats such as, “You violated copyright by downloading/ watching videos or pornography,” or “Your system has been hacked,” or shows lists of “Viruses and threats currently on your system.” The copyright one usually displays FBI warnings. The others show legit-looking Microsoft websites or logos of security companies such as McAfee and Symantec. The goal of these fake threats is to create authenticity and to trick you into calling the displayed “support phone number.” In addition, the screen may be locked, so you can’t close it or get away from it. This is a scam! After some persuasive conversation about the “threats on your computer,” the supposed “Microsoft” guy asks you to let him into your computer remotely in order to fix the problem or further diagnose it. Once in, he moves the cursor on your screen and tries to


overwhelm you with lots of techy jargon about the issues on your computer. The “tech support” guy argues that this is proof of intrusion and “you need to act now!” He’s counting on you being scared enough to fall for his spiel. At this point, he offers to fix it, for just $300 (though I have seen as much as $1,200). Now the “tech support” guy asks for your credit card information, does some unnecessary remote stuff on your computer, and leaves an icon on the desktop so you can contact them again later (however, if you do, you’ll probably find that this number is disconnected). The “tech support” guy told my customer, “Good that you called us, we will help you. Your system has been hacked, but we will track this person down. First of all, do not contact anyone, via email, text or phone. The hacker is watching every move you make online, and we don’t want him warned off.” So, my client did not contact anyone, but stayed on the phone with this

“tech support” guy. On the screen the scammer pointed out the website name “,” and that this website is involved or was the trigger for the hack. The scammer kept him updated saying, “We’ve located the hacker within five miles of your office. Stand by and we’ll catch him.” To make a long story short, the scammer connected the call to someone masquerading as a bank manager of our client’s bank, who explained that “” would deduct $8,000 from the client’s bank account unless he takes $8,000 off his account and pays it to the “bank person” on the phone “via money orders which you can get from Walmart and/or Target.” This, finally, was the point where my client got suspicious. Luckily, the co-owner had just returned to their office. He quickly assessed the situation, turned off the computer, unplugged the router, and hung up the phone. In the aftermath, all bank accounts had to be closed, passwords had to be changed, and the computer needed a thorough cleaning to remove all traces left from this experience and prevent further damage. A variation of this scam is a cold call from “Microsoft” or an “af-

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Angelo Brizzi has garnered much interest from NCAA Division I basketball teams as his junior season at Highland School approaches. He has scholarship offers from Howard, Pepperdine, Loyla (Maryland) and LaSalle, as well as roster-spot offers from Columbia, Brown and the U.S. Naval Academy. Pick up next week’s Fauquier Times for further details.


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Massei leads Kettle Run to district title on 3rd day of golf season By Jeff Malmgren Times Staff Writer

Three days. That’s all it took for the Kettle Run Cougars to win the Class 4 Northwestern District championship this golf season. They clinched the title and a bid to the Region 4C tournament by winning a district mini meet Aug. 7 during the Curly Licklider tournament at Shenandoah Valley Golf Club. That came after beginning the season Aug. 5 with a similar firstplace finish in the season-opening district mini at Fauquier Springs Country Club. “I’ve got a great group of kids,” Kettle Run coach Dale Edwards said. “This group as really, really jelled good together. … They’re all supportive of each other.” The Cougars won district mini No. 2 by shooting a 306 with Fauquier third (327) and Liberty sixth (383) among the eight Class 4 Northwestern teams that played along with 18 other non-district teams in the Curly Licklider. “That was pretty impressive,” Edwards said of Kettle Run’s 306, which was one of the team’s best scores in history. “Every one of my starters has put time in [during] the offseason, a lot, and that’s how they get good.” Most of the Cougars hone their skills in the offseason at the Irish Golf Academy.

Bryce Leazer is Fauquier’s No. 1 golfer for the third consecutive season. “It has made all the difference in the world,” Edwards said. “They put in their own time and play in a lot of tournaments. … They come into this [high school season] playing good.” Kettle Run senior No. 1 golfer Reece Massei led all district golfers in the second mini by shooting a 72. Junior No. 6 Joey Shull followed with an 81 while sophomore No. 3 Gabby Finan shot a 78 and sophomore No.

5 Ben Gray shot an 81. Earlier, in the first district mini, Massei shot a 73 as the individual medalist and one of Kettle Run’s three returning starters. “He’s ridiculous,” Edwards said. “He’s a scratch golfer; really, really good. “He came in with a whole new maturity that was blossoming,” the coach said. “He’s been a great, great teammate. … When you’re starting three sophomores, you need the upperclassmen to really be positive with them.” Kettle Run won that first district mini by shooting 319 while Fauquier took second at 332 and Liberty placed fifth at 392. For the Cougars, Finan shot 80, and shooting 83 each were Gray and senior No. 2 Trevor Berg. “He has stepped up compared to when he first started,” Edwards said of Berg. “He was always athletic, and then all of a sudden he took golf as his [main] sport. He’s a great ball striker, and he’s only going to get better.” With a region berth already secured, the Cougars can now set their sights on qualifying for state during the late-September Region 4C meet. Last fall, Kettle Run finished third in the region, falling only one spot short of earning their first team state berth in history. Edwards hopes his Cougars can

shoot a 300 at regionals this season. “We definitely have potential,” he said. “I’m always blessed to have six players that can play [well]. … Every year I will have a surprise player that pulls out something amazing.”

Fauquier Falcons

After missing a state berth by only one stroke last fall, Fauquier senior Bryce Leazer has shown potential early this season for a return trip to the Class 4 tournament. He qualified for state as a sophomore, and he again leads the Falcons in 2019 as their No. 1 golfer. See GOLF, page 16

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Fundraising helped complete Liberty athletic fields at last minute By Fred Hodge

Special to the Times

Community involvement was crucial in overcoming the inadequacies of Liberty’s athletic facilities after it opened for the 1994-95 school year. Residents and businesses, particularly those in the southern end of Fauquier County, responded with donations of time, equipment and money to ensure the school’s athletes would have fields they could call home after county officials struggled to adequately fund athletics through bond referendums. County residents voted “no” on a 1987 bond referendum of $30 million, which included funds for a new high school in the county’s southern end. County officials then worried a 1990 bond referendum of $32 million would also fail, so some proposed elements were cut or postponed, and plans were altered to make the request more palatable to the taxpayers. The changes decreased the requested bond to less than $24 million. That passed in 1991 and the school opened in the fall of 1994. But outdoor athletic facilities were among the items slashed for the revised referendum. Original estimates included $600,000 for the construction of football stadium stands, a press box, a concession stand, restrooms and the playing surface. Instead they hoped

LIBERTY’S 1994-95 COACHES WHERE ARE THEY NOW? Terry Arbogast Then: Liberty’s head softball and assistant football coach Now: Superintendent of Schools for Giles County in southwest Virginia Major Warner Then: Liberty’s assistant varsity boys basketball and JV baseball coach Now: Assistant superintendent of instruction for Fauquier County schools Paul Frye Then: Liberty’s head varsity boys basketball and head JV baseball coach Now: Head activities director Kettle Run Sarah Frazier Then: Liberty’s head volleyball coach Now (Sarah Frye): Career and technical education supervisor for Fauquier County schools

Tom Ritchie Then: Liberty’s boys soccer coach Now: Assistant professor in Hardin University (Arkansas) kinesiology department Jim Raines Then: Liberty’s head wrestling coach

to find funds elsewhere once the 1991 bond passed to approve the school’s construction. Wide-spread budget issues placed those hopes on hold, and the school opened without game and practice fields. Jerry Carter, Liberty’s first activities director, said that effort

was lacking. “The county was very negligent, I think,” said Carter, the activities director at Stone Bridge High. “I’ve never seen a school be built and athletic facilities just be left to be figured out. “We had to raise money for a lot


Kettle Run girls basketball coach Ellen Allen and Cougars activities director Paul Frye previously coached basketball at Liberty, among other sports.

Now: Assistant principal at Fauquier High Ellen Ebersbach Then: Liberty’s girls basketball and girls tennis head coach Now (Ellen Allen): Girls basketball and girls tennis head coach at Kettle Run after stint as assistant activities director there Ken Wall Then: Liberty’s cross country and track head coach Now: Physical education teacher at Freedom High in Loudoun County Diana Story Then: Liberty’s field hockey assistant coach Now: Fauquier High’s volleyball head coach Bill Whisenant Then: Liberty’s strength and conditioning director Now: Kettle Run’s strength and conditioning director of that stuff, or least half of it,” he said. “All kinds of things just to get money to build necessities.” They collected money via private donations, spaghetti dinners, raffles, silent auctions and other functions. See EAGLES, page 15


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Community helped finish Liberty’s sports venues EAGLES, from page 14 “The thing I remember is the community tremendously helped us get started,” Carter said. “It took a lot of work.” Nonetheless, press reports from February, 1994, cited growing concerns in the community on rumors that no money would be forthcoming to complete the project. So Liberty formed the Principal’s Advisory Group to raise funds. By this time, the focus had narrowed to amass $250,000 to build the home bleachers and press box, and $90,000-$100,000 to produce light poles and wiring. The concession stand and bathrooms went on a back burner. The group set an initial goal of $50,000 by October 1, but reached $90,000 during the fall. Even with growing funds, continued contributions from the community were needed to keep the stadium on tract, Carter stressed. Ben Gravett owned a local crane form, and he donated the use of cranes to install the

2019 football schedules

BERTH OF A RIVALRY: 1994-95 Liberty-Fauquier results FALL SEASON Football Fauquier 27, Liberty 0 Girls basketball Liberty 67, Fauquier 50 Liberty 68, Fauquier 42 Liberty 58, Fauquier 36 Boys cross country Liberty 10th in Northwestern District meet, Fauquier 11th Girls cross country Liberty 9th in Northwestern District meet, Fauquier 11th Golf Fauquier 6th in Northwestern District tournament, Liberty 10th Field hockey No varsity team for Liberty

WINTER SEASON Boys basketball Fauquier 58, Liberty 56 light poles. Jim Haislip ran a crane, Carter added, and employees from Virginia Power volunteered expertise




Fauquier County Public Schools assistant superintendent Major Warner used to coach Liberty’s varsity boy basketball and junior varsity baseball teams. Fauquier 83, Liberty 68 Liberty 72, Fauquier 63 Volleyball Fauquier 2, Liberty 0 Liberty 2, Fauquier 1 Wrestling Liberty 42, Fauquier 30 and time to help install poles and do some of the wiring. “I can’t imagine what the cost would have been

Aug. 30 at Loudoun County Sept. 6 vs. Brentsville Sept. 20 at Heritage Sept. 28 at Handley Oct. 4 vs. Millbrook Oct. 11 vs. Kettle Run Oct. 18 at Culpeper Oct. 25 vs. James Wood Nov. 1 at Sherando Nov. 8 vs. Liberty

Softball Fauquier 19, Liberty 5 Fauquier 3 Liberty 2 Baseball Fauquier 10, Liberty 5 Fauquier 12, Liberty 6 Girls soccer Fauquier 5 Liberty 1 Fauquier 5, Liberty 3 Boys soccer Fauquier 4, Liberty 2 Girls tennis Fauquier 7, Liberty 2 Boys tennis Fauquier 6, Liberty 3 Boys track Liberty 2nd in Northwestern District meet, Fauquier 8th Girls track Liberty 4th in Northwestern District meet, Fauquier 11th


Aug. 30 vs. Brentsville Sept. 6 vs. Courtland Sept. 13 at King George Sept. 27 vs. Culpeper Oct. 4 at Kettle Run Oct. 11 at Sherando Oct. 18 vs. James Wood Oct. 25 at Millbrook Nov. 1 vs. Handley Nov. 8 at Fauquier

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Sept. 6 vs. Heritage Sept. 13 at Brentsville Sept. 20 vs. Millbrook Sept. 27 at James Wood Oct. 4 vs. Liberty Oct. 11 at Fauquier Oct. 18 vs. Louisa Oct. 26 at Handley Nov. 1 at Culpeper Nov. 8 vs. Sherando

Head-to-head total Fauquier 13 wins, Liberty 6 wins

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Liberty appears improved with five returning starters See GOLF, page 16 Leazer shot a 76 during the Class 4 Northwestern District second mini tournament Aug. 7 and a 74 during the first mini to tie for second individually in the latter. “Bryce is well established,” Fauquier coach Bob Martin said. “He’ll always be top notch. … I expect him to go to states.” Senior Nate Winebarger has also impressed Martin as Fauquier’s No. 3 golfer after he shared time at No. 6 last fall. Winebarger shot 78 in the second district mini of 2019 and 74 in the first. “Nate’s played a lot better than I

expected,” Martin said. Senior No. 2 Drew Howser added rounds of 82 and 79 in the district minis with sophomore No. 4 Cory Burke shooting 91 and 105. Martin hopes a consistently-low scorer in that No. 4 slot will lead Fauquier to a region berth. The Falcons stand tied in the regular season standings with James Wood, which also has second- and third-place finishes in the district minis. “I need to develop one more [strong] player,” said Martin, who lost four seniors following last season, including three starters.

Liberty Eagles

With a trio of golfers consistently shooting under 100, the Liberty Eagles appear on pace for one of their best seasons in recent memory. They lost only one senior to graduation following last fall, giving them five returning starters in 2019. “I feel like our kids have improved since last year and they’re eager to keep getting better,” said second-year Liberty head coach Karen Mesick. “They’re more motivated.” “She’s done a wonderful thing with her team,” Fauquier coach Bob Martin said.

Junior Jacob McCoy has moved into Liberty’s No. 1 spot, at least for the time being, after shooting 83 and 86 during the first two Class 4 Northwestern District mini tournaments of 2019. “McCoy is our most improved,” Mesick said. Senior No. 2 Nathan Lilly, who began the season at No. 1, shot 88 and 86 in the minis, while junior No. 3 Emily Markley shot a pair of 97s. Senior No. 4 Julia Gleason shot a 115 in the second mini and sophomore No. 5 Bradley Kilby shot a 123 in the first mini. “I have a very small team,” Mesick said, “so I’m reliant on those [top] four to help teach other kids and give us some good scores.”


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Great Meadow International runs Aug. 22-25 By Betsy Burke Parker Special to the Times

The nation’s elite two-star, threestar and four-star eventers will compete in the Great Meadow International Aug. 22-25 in The Plains, four full days – and nights – of three phases at three international levels. New irrigation systems have been added to the Fleming Farm portion of the events center, a complement to the intricate system of drainage tiles put in place on the main steeplechase course some 37 years ago. The event fields were completely renovated last fall, aerated and over-seeded with bluegrass, turf fescue and perennial rye. A special SumiRain system from Australia waters a precise, narrow track without needing to install underground pipes on the event course. Perforated hoses throw a soaking spray 20 meters wide to irrigate the full galloping track with little to no waste. Two-star and three-star dressage starts at 8 a.m. Thursday, with fourstar dressage beginning at 9 a.m. Friday. Show jumping for all divisions runs 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, with two-star cross-country beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. Three-star cross-country runs Sunday start at 9 a.m., with four-star cross-country at 12:30 p.m. Special events are planned all weekend. The Orange County Hounds parade is at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, with canine obedience demonstrations featuring dog trainers Barry Magner and

HOWLAND FEATURED The Great Meadow International added two divisions this year for four full days of competition. Dressage is Thursday and Friday with show jumping Saturday and cross-country Sunday. PHOTO BY BETSY BURKE PARKER

Special to the Times

When a racetrack dies, it usually stays dead. Defying the odds, Colonial Downs – shuttered since 2013 – came back to life Thursday. “By all accounts the first night of our racing revival was an unqualified success,” said Jill Byrne, Colonial Downs vice president of racing operations. “This has been an especially emotional and rewarding evening for the hundreds of people who worked so hard over the last year to make the return of racing in Virginia become a reality.” Foxtale Racing Stable’s 6-yearold gelding Charmn Charlie Ray, ridden by Mychel Sanchez, went wire-to-wire in capturing the first race of the evening at 1 1/16 miles by a head over Conquest Falcon on the Secretariat turf course. “This was my first time here, and it’s a beautiful place,” Sanchez said. “The turf is amazing.” The featured race, a $60,000 event for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles, went to Matthew Schera’s 3-year-old Zonda, who held off the fast-closing a Princesschope by a neck with Trevor McCarthy up for

Local horseman subject of sales story Warrenton native Billy Howland is featured in a story about the Saratoga yearling sales at thisishorseracing. com. Middleburg-based writer Sean Clancy penned the piece about Howland’s 50 years handling sales horses, entitled “Showman.”

BENEFIT Support the new public riding venue RideFauquier will host a benefit “blue jeans and bluegrass” party Aug. 17 at the Black Horse Inn in Warrenton. The event benefits the group’s efforts to develop a public horse park with trails, an arena and more on Meetze Road just east of Warrenton. Find details at

TRAIL RIDES Pat Nolan on Friday and Saturday evenings, and Sunday at noon. A bareback puissance jumping competition is scheduled at 6 p.m. Friday, with an arena polo demo at 6 p.m. Saturday. A therapeutic riding demo is planned at 12 p.m. Friday and features “hands-on horsemanship” activities with a miniature horse in the Meadow Market shopping village. New this year, leashed dogs are allowed on the grounds, and there will be cooling stations placed around the

Colonial Downs re-opens after six years By Betsy Burke Parker


the win. Chuck Lawrence trained the chestnut daughter of Scat Daddy to her second win in five starts. Total handle for the 10-race program, which had 93 starters, was $1,562,390. Colonial Downs, under new ownership by the Colonial Downs Group, a subsidiary of Peninsula Pacific Entertainment, was made possible through the establishment of Historical Horse Racing in Virginia by the General Assembly in 2018. Revenues generated through HHR at Rosie’s Gaming Emporiums, now open in New Kent, Vinton and Richmond and soon to open in Hampton, are generating significant tax revenues for the state and localities but are also helping to fund purses at Colonial Downs and help revitalize Virginia’s horse industry. There are evening programs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays through Sept. 7. Steeplechase races are carded each Saturday. Photos and more are at Elsewhere, the Shenandoah County Fair offers four days of racing Aug. 28-31, and the pari-mutuel harness meet at Shenandoah Downs runs weekends Sept. 13-Oct. 13. Admission is free. Find details at

facility throughout the weekend. EQSportsNet will live stream the event. General admission tickets are available, or bring pet food and shelter supplies to donate to local shelters and qualify for free tickets. Find more at

ODH hosts Thursday Old Dominion Hounds are holding Thursday evening rides from the club’s hunter trial field in Orlean, Aug. 16, 22 and 29. Rides begin at 6:30 p.m., will last 60-90 minutes, and can be routed to include an introduction to foxhounds in the club’s kennels. Details are on the Old Dominion Hounds 2019 Facebook page.

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Fauquier County Resident Finds Purpose, Career With LFCC’s New Dental Assisting Course By SALLY VOTH Lord Fairfax Community College Fauquier County High School 2014 graduate Mackenzie Rollins has finally found a career she can really sink her teeth into, thanks to a brand-new dental assisting program being offered by LFCC Workforce Solutions. This was Rollins’s second time enrolling at LFCC – she had previously studied business, but realized that wasn’t the field for her. She had also spent more than a year at James Madison University, where she switched majors several times. An adventurous young woman, she had spent a few years traveling the U.S., working waitress jobs before returning home. Having always considered a career in dental hygiene, but knowing a new class wouldn’t be enrolling for another year, Rollins decided to apply for the dental assisting class. She thought the four-month certificate program would be a good way to see if she would be interested in pursuing a dental career. Dental assistants’ responsibilities include sterilizing and setting up instruments, assisting the dentist during procedures,

recording treatment information in patient records, recording medical and dental histories, taking vital signs, instructing patients in oral hygiene and plaque control, and ordering and monitoring dental supplies and equipment inventory. When they successfully complete the program, students receive certification in basic life support CPR and in dental radiation safety. “I ended up really loving the course and the instructor,” Rollins says. “It was very hands-on. It gave me a really great baseline of what I can expect in the field. I felt really encouraged, and I definitely want to pursue more dental training.” She shared her excitement about the course, which ran from February to June, with her mother, Donna Comer. “It was so thrilling to take her phone calls and hear what she had learned that night in class,” Comer says. “I could tell she was learning a lot, and more importantly, I could tell she was falling in love with what she was doing.” Rollins says she enjoyed that many of the specialty areas of dentistry were touched upon in the course. Now working for a periodontist in Warrenton, Dr.

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Dental assisting students get hands-on training during their LFCC Workforce Solutions fast-track training course.

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Mackenzie Rollins, center, during her four-month dental assisting course at LFCC. She now works full-time and volunteers at the dental clinic at the Fauquier Free Clinic.

Nina Hirshman, Rollins says she would’ve never considered the periodontics area of dental practice if it weren’t for the class. “I really like it,” she says. “I’m predominantly care-side. I make sure that the instruments and everything run smoothly. During surgery, I’m pretty much her right-hand man, just ensuring that nothing is touched incorrectly and that the patient is comfortable.” Rollins sets up everything the periodontist will need before a procedure, and cleans up the room and instruments afterwards. Dr. Hirshman has even referred her to other dentists, allowing her to gain both more hours and more varied experience. Additionally, Rollins is volunteering in the Fauquier Free Clinic’s dental clinic. “The first two weeks after Mackenzie started her new job, she was calling me at least three times a week to tell me about her day and how she applied the skills she learned in class, or something new she had learned from the dentist,” Comer says. “This whole experience has been so wonderful for Mackenzie. Not only has she learned a new skill set, she has been surrounded by good people. “Every interaction she had with LFCC and Workforce Solutions has been positive. Everyone at Workforce checked in on her progress and followed up with the job search after class

“Thefirsttwo weeksafter Mackenziestarted hernewjob,she wascallingmeat leastthreetimes aweektotellme aboutherdayand howsheapplied theskillsshe learnedinclass, orsomethingnew shehadlearned fromthedentist.” ended. I believe Mackenzie felt completely supported throughout the course.” In fact, Rollins still communicates with her instructor, Jennifer Hallan. “I still talk to her whenever I’m excited about something that no one else would be able to relate to in regard to teeth,” Rollins says. She thinks she will likely apply to the dental hygiene program, which begins next year, so she will take some pre-requisite classes this fall. The dental hygiene program is a two-year associate degree program. Rollins knows some other dental assistants through both her paid and volunteer work who have four-year degrees –

and they’re paid the same as she is. “I didn’t go the traditional route,” she says. “That’s never been my style. It feels really nice and rewarding having a job where I feel comfortable. I’m with people who have different backgrounds, who went the traditional route and are doing the same thing I am, and we’re on the same playing field. I haven’t felt smart in a really long time until recently.” Comer has noticed a change in her daughter. “She left the program not only educated, but energized and encouraged,” she says. “She is more confident and focused, and I have no doubt she will continue building off of this new foundation.” Find out more about the dental assisting program at, or by calling 540-868-7021. To learn more about the dental hygiene program, visit, or call 540-868-7023.


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Fauquier Times | August 14, 2019

Living with Alzheimer’s disease

What’s normal and when should I be worried? By Ellen Phipps

Special to the Fauquier Times

Have you ever entered the parking lot of the mall after a full day of shopping and wondered, “where on earth have I parked my car?” Does this lapse in memory mean you should be worried about Alzheimer’s? Probably not. We are allowed a certain number of “slip ups” as we age. Also, if one’s mind at the time of parking was focused on that new bag or those new pair of shoes rather than the location of the parking space, it would explain the difficulty of locating the car later on. Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is not a part of the normal aging process. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, one of the initial signs of Alzheimer’s can be forgetting recently learned information – like where your car is parked. Other signs include forgetting important dates or events, asking for the same information over and over, and increasingly needing to rely on memory aids (such as reminder notes). Other early signs may be problems with planning or working with numbers or learning new information. In some instances, a person might experience trouble losing their train of thought while speaking or have trouble finding the right word. People living with Alzheimer’s can lose track of dates or the passage of time. A typical age-related change is misplacing things from time to time and retracing steps to find them. A person living with Alzheimer’s disease may put things in unusual places. They may lose things and be unable to go back over their steps to find them again. Sometimes, they may accuse others of stealing. This may occur more frequently over time. Making a bad decision once in a while is considered a typical age-related change. People living with Alzheimer’s may experience changes in judgment or decision-making. For example, they may use poor judgment when dealing with money, giving large amounts to telemarketers. They may pay less attention to grooming or keeping themselves clean. People living with Alzheimer’s will often begin to withdraw from

social activities and hobbies. Often, changes in personality or mood swings are noted. A visit to the doctor is recommended for concerns about memory loss or confusion. There can be many causes of memory loss or confusion, some of which are treatable – such as depression, infection, or even a vitamin deficiency. If the diagnosis is Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, early detection is important for planning the future and communicating one’s wishes with friends and family. While current medications do not prevent, stop or reverse Alzheimer’s, they can possibly help lessen the symptoms, such as memory loss and confusion, for a limited time. In the meantime, research indicates there are things we can do for brain health as we age. According to Dr. Jonathan Rosand of Massachusetts General Hospital, the following tips can help keep our brains healthy: • Exercise regularly. Exercise reduces the risk of heart attack and stroke. • Eat healthy. Try the Mediterranean diet. It emphasizes consuming fruits and vegetables, whole grains and nuts, while limiting meats and replacing butter with olive oil. • Meditate. Meditation can change the brain’s structure and reduce the risk

of Alzheimer’s disease. • Control blood pressure. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading risk factor for stroke and Alzheimer’s disease. Talk to your doctor about what pressure level works for your body. The lower, the better, from a brain-health perspective. • Get enough sleep. Sleep deprivation can accelerate brain degeneration. Eight hours per night is a common recommendation, but needs vary by person. • Keep learning. Learn something new. Take a class, read a different type of book. Specific brain games have not been proven to be better than other learning activities. • Be aware of your experience of traumatic events. A serious accident or illness or a life-threatening experience can have an impact on your brain that puts you at risk for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress. These are common conditions that can be treated effectively, if recognized.

Ellen Phipps is executive director of Aging Together. She is a certified therapeutic recreation specialist and has a master’s degree in gerontology from Virginia Commonwealth University. Ellen is co-author of “Connections – Engagement in Life for Persons with Dementia, A Complete Activities Guide.” Aging Together builds collaborations to support older persons, families, and caregivers in Culpeper, Fauquier, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock counties. Learn more about Aging Together at Reach her at


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Vein care: love your legs Treatments are available to help By Jaimee Council

Special to the Fauquier Times

Everyone wants to feel confident in their appearance, and to love the skin they are in. However, putting your “best leg forward” can be difficult if you suffer from gnarled, unsightly veins in your legs.  Today some 25 million Americans suffer from some form of venous disorder. Veins are a crucial part of the vascular system, which carries blood and oxygen throughout your body. Veins are responsible for carrying

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blood from the body back to the heart and have tiny valves inside of them that help prevent blood from flowing backward. The most common of venous disorders are varicose and spider veins.  Varicose veins are often the result of dysfunctional valves, meaning the veins no longer effectively carry blood back to the heart. Blood then flows backward or collects in the veins, causing them to become enlarged. For this reason, varicose veins are often bulging and cordlike in appearance. If you have varicose veins, you may also experience leg swelling, itching, or an achy or heavy feeling in your legs. Spider veins are small capillary veins that appear as a red, purple, or blue web of veins just below the surface of the skin and can sometimes cause pain or an itching sensation. While spider veins are similar to varicose veins, they are not usually accompanied by deeper circulation issues. However, spider veins can be just as unsightly as varicose veins and cause people to feel uncomfortable about the appearance of their legs.  Fortunately, there are minimally invasive treatment options to reduce the discomfort and appearance associated with these vein condi-


Today’s medical treatments can relieve bulging and painful veins. tions. These therapies offer a chance to love your legs again. Endovenous Laser Therapy, or EVLT, is a minimally invasive treatment option for varicose veins. During this procedure, a thin flexible tube with a small laser attached to the tip is inserted into one of the abnormal veins in the leg. The laser is used to seal off the abnormal vein. This causes the blood to be redirected and to circulate more efficiently through other healthy veins. As a result, patients often experience a significant reduction in symptoms along with improved appearance of their legs. Sclerotherapy is another minimally invasive treatment offered for spider veins. During this procedure, a small needle is used to inject an ir-

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Since 1994, Sunny Reynolds has been traveling the globe with a unique force all her own. Enthusiastic, energetic and profoundly committed to offering her clients a one-of-a-kind adventure, Biotrek Adventure Travels hit a 25-year milestone this year. Reynolds has combined her skills as a professional photographer with her passion for travel. She has created a travel agency that specializes in transporting small groups to tucked-away places off the beaten track. It was her photography that took her to Costa Rica in the 1980s, giving her an insider’s peek into a country that wasn’t that well known at the time as a travel destination. She had the vision to combine her love of photography and love of travel. Biotrek was born. Detail-oriented and meticulously planned, Reynolds has cultivated relationships in every country she visits, ensuring the careful selection of guides and destinations. It’s an adventure always, but Reynolds sojourns are accomplished with style and comfort. Clients receive the added benefit of her camera’s eye when they try to capture the scenery, whether they are using a last-minute disposal camera or a Nikon package. She helps clients to capture just the right light; she knows where the iguanas like to sunbathe and which Moroccan streets have the most colorful markets. Whether it’s a trip to Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, The Galapagos Islands, India, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, Portugal or Tanzania, clients live large by going small. Over the course of time and hundreds of ex-

cursions, Reynolds has come to truly know the soul of each place she introduces to her guests. Her fellow travelers experience the best guides, meals, boutique hotels, interesting local sites off the beaten path, and even times of year (with the best weather and the fewest tourists). “That means no crowding into a 60-passenger bus with everyone wearing name tags and parading around an umbrella-toting tour guide,” says Reynolds who isn’t a fan of the word “tourist.” Her excursions are meant to educate as well as entertain. An advocate for eco-tourism, her hope is that her brand of travel will encourage those who see firsthand the blue-footed boobies in The Galapagos or the tiny frogs in Costa Rica’s rainforests to help spread the word about preserving and conserving the world’s precious natural wonders. “Some of the most memorable moments of my life have been made possible by Biotrek Adventure Travels,” shares travel guest Barbara Eastman. “Among other wonders, I’ve seen the sun rise at the Taj Mahal and from the highest pyramid at Tikal, witnessed the Ridley turtles hatching on a beach in Costa Rica, and traveled to the mouth of the Mayan underworld for an ancient ceremony.” Reynolds is a supporter of various environmental groups, nonprofits and local economic development efforts in various countries, weavers in a Guatemalan co-op and an orphanage in India. Woman-owned and operated, Biotrek Adventure Travels competes in an arena dominated by larger players and online ordering, but her exceptional brand of adventure ecotours has given her a signature trademark in the industry. After 25 years of journeying to some of the world’s most incredible places, Reynolds says she derives the most joy from observing the reactions

of the people she travels with. “That’s what it is all about now,” she shares. “My reward is getting to watch as people witness wildlife on a safari or the colors of a Cuban street for the first time.” Biotrek Adventure Travels offers four customized trips per year, with the group size capped at 10 people to ensure a rare and meaningful travel experience. Biotrek’s remaining 2019 tours to Guatemala, Tanzania, Cuba and Chile are fully booked, but there are six options available in 2020: Costa Rica, Argentina, India, Morocco, Galápagos Islands, Portugal, and a debut tour in Sicily. To learn more, visit www.biotrekadventuretravels. com or call (540) 349-0040. Reach Anita Sherman at asherman@fauquier. com


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Back to school with Buster Brown Virginia’s tax-free weekend has passed. For thousands of students, school is back in session. And it’s still August. My children are grown, so shopping for packs of colored pencils isn’t on my agenda, but I find myself reflecting on my back-to-school days. Yes, I know it’s a cliché, but things were simpler then. And, for me, the ritual of heading back to those small wooden desks with a hole in the upper right corner to hold a bottle of blue Sheaffer ink was sweet. By third or fourth grade we were expected to master the use of a fountain pen. I don’t even think ballpoints were invented. If they were, we didn’t use them. For us, it was pencils, always to be kept razor sharp, and fountain pens. We had to fine tune the art of filling a fountain pen by gently mastering that tiny, slim silver lever on the side. Pull a little and not enough ink went in. Pull too much and your fingers bore the permanent mark of your mistake. And then, of course, there was Stephen. I’ll never forget the image of him occasionally drinking the ink because it gave him a blue smile. Stephen was quirky.

Rulers were your basic plastic variety with the tiny white numbers that eventually wore off and crayons were gradually getting packaged in bigger and bigger sets. For most of us, the varieties of crayons stopped at 24. Scissors were small, rounded and metal and didn’t cut very well. Marbled composition books were very much in vogue as they are today but mine were all black. There were no colors to choose from. All my folders looked the same. I knew them only as PG folders and they were cream colored, illustrated with sports figures in a cinnamon-colored ink. Lisa Frank (the designer of those cool psychedelic folders) wasn’t even born then and Tweety Bird and company were just beginning to make appearances on cereal boxes. Zippered pouches for holding all the precious pencils and pens were around but many of my classmates used old cigar boxes. These actually worked better because there was no zipper to break or plastic to get smeared with broken lead. Backpacks were around but they were used for hiking and canoeing trips. We had book bags and, if they had a strap, it was slung on one shoulder. They had lots of buckles

and pockets but the best part was the large plastic handle centered on top. Strutting down the street (most of us walked to school then), your book bag would gaily swing from side to side suspended by that handle that rarely, if ever, broke. Taking your lunch to school was always risky in those days. Brown paper bags were acceptable but having a metal lunch box was much better. The tricky part was the thermos. Rarely did liquids make it through the morning without leaking into the rest of your lunch. My mother preferred the red plaid variety, but I was insistent one year and arrived on the scene with a brand-new metal lunch box featuring Superman. For weeks, this served as lunchtime entertainment as everyone took turns reading the cartoon bubbles and turning the box to see newspaperman Clark Kent throw off his glasses and fly into the air in resplendent caped attired. As today, books had to be covered, but book socks were unheard of. My father was a designing engineer and he always offered, and I always expected, that he would be the designated book coverer. I would leave my books on the dining room table with the plain brown paper or sometimes clear plastic. In the morning when I got up, the books would be neatly covered and piled ready for me to take to school. He did a beauti-

FROM WHERE I SIT ANITA SHERMAN ful job, measuring and folding each corner just so. While my father handled anything “technical,” under which school supplies and covering books fell, my mother took care of new shoes. My mother and I would walk down Wisteria Avenue and into the Hollywood District where the movie theater and several department stores were located. My mother’s favorite was Miller’s. I remember its creaky wooden floors and fussy sales clerks but, in one corner of the store, was the shoe department. It was there that we would look at Buster Brown shoes. For my mother, these were the shoes that she knew and trusted. They were made of leather and you could polish them over and over and always get a shine. The suited shoeman would have me stand on this thing that resembled a scale, but I think it was an X-ray machine as he would always say, “they fit perfectly and she has room to grow.” Year after year, I would start the new school year with black and white saddle shoes or cream and brown sadSee BUSTER BROWN, page 23

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Middleburg Humane Foundation names new director Free arts workshops for Staff Reports Humane Foundation see an op- shelter management programs. adults over 65 offered The Middleburg Humane Foundation has named Rose Rogers executive director of the nonprofit, which is “devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of abused animals and conquering the cycle of abuse through humane education.” Rogers was one of the original incorporators of the foundation and has been a member of its board of directors and a volunteer since its inception in 1993. She succeeds board member Polly Gault, who held the post for the last three years.  The foundation’s new facility in the western part of Marshall is scheduled to be completed this month. It will be one of the region’s most diverse animal shelters, capable of housing cats, dogs, equine, livestock and small mammals. “All of us at the Middleburg

portunity to have a big influence on the surrounding communities through education and programmatic support and are thrilled to have Rose lead us in this exciting stage of growth,” Polly Gault said. “I’m excited about her next steps for the foundation, and I can’t wait to see where we can go. A spokesman for the Middleburg Humane Foundation said Rogers’ hiring comes as the foundation implements a plan of strategic growth in grant-funded programs, development and outreach. It has held successful fundraising events, expanding into Loudoun, Prince William and Fauquier counties, in addition to the annual gala. It has also arranged a new partnership with the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech to expand the foundation’s spay neuter and

BUSTER BROWN, from page 22 dle shoes or burgundy loafers. One year it was black MaryJanes. But they were always Buster Browns. Inside the shoe where your heel would sit was a round decal bearing the image of the little Dutch boy with his dog. I looked forward to our trips together to shop for school, the smell of her cologne, the brush of her coat against my cheek and walking out of Miller’s with a brand-new pair of Buster Browns.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of the Middleburg Humane Foundation team, which has done so much for the animals in need. The foundation is poised to develop its vision and build on the tremendous momentum of the past 25 years. I look forward to working with the team to bring the foundation to the next level, making a positive difference for even more animals and people living in our area,” Rogers said. Rogers has more than 30 years of professional experience. She will be leaving her current position as business manager at BSI Professional Services and Solutions Inc, based in Reston. She holds a bachelor’s degree from George Mason University with a double major in accounting and business management.

My pencils sharpened, my books meticulously covered and my fountain pen not leaking, I was ready to walk down the hallways and find a new classroom each year. I felt sorry for Stephen as he never mastered the fountain pen routine. He did, eventually, loose his taste for ink but then couldn’t keep away from that pasty white glue. Reach Anita Sherman at asherman@fauquier. com

Staff Reports Are you looking for fun opportunities to socialize in your community? The Hylton Performing Arts Center is part of a collaboration that has received a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) grant that is supporting a series of free 10-week arts engagement workshops on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from Sept. 3 to Nov. 7, 2019. If you are eligible, you will be randomly assigned to participate in one of three opportunities: • Social and Well-Being Workshops  • Ukulele/Guitar Workshops  • Ballroom Dance Workshops  Each session is 45 minutes in length. These workshops are designed to study how arts engagement benefits active adults 65 and older and improves overall health.  Participants who complete the workshop series will receive vouchers for free Hylton Center tickets to select performances. If you are interested in the free 10-week workshops listed, please call 703-993-5970.  The grant aims to measure health-related quality of life, physical performance, cognition, social engagement, and self-perceptions through testing after participating in the workshops. Staff will examine these measures three times: before, immediately after, and one month after the workshops. Each testing session will last 90 minutes. Participants who complete the workshop series and testing will receive vouchers for free Hylton Center tickets to select performances.

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Aug. 14  Santana with the Doobie Brothers: 7 p.m., Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. Visit  Contact: 800-854-2196.  

Aug. 15 Thursday Music on the Patio at Claire’s: 6 to 9 p.m., 65 S. Third St., Warrenton. Robbie Limon. Music canceled in the event of rain or extreme heat. Reservations recommended. Contact Maranatha at 540-351-1616.  

Aug. 16 Live Music at Northside29: 6 p.m. 5037 Lee Highway, Warrenton. Visit Contact: 540-347-3704.  

Aug. 17  Wayne Henderson & Helen White Live at Gloria’s: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. Fingerstyle Appalachian guitar players and singers. Tickets $25. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www. Contact: 540347-7484.  Summer on the Green with the Elizabeth Lawrence Band: 7 to 9 p.m., 39 Culpeper St., Warrenton.

Family hour at 6 p.m. Food truck, wine and beer garden. $5/adults, children under 5 are free. Visit www. Contact: 540-3495088.   Just Wingin It Bluegrass: 7 p.m., 300 E. Main St., Remington. Flatbeds and Tailfins presents bluegrass show. Doors open at 6 p.m. General admission seating is $15 in advance. $20 at the door. Kids under 5 free. No refunds, rainchecks available. Visit Contact: 540-422-2507.   Twilight Polo –Jungle Night: 6 p.m., 5089 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. Three fast-paced polo matches, halftime games for children, food and wine. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. Car passes are $30 at the gate or $25 online (each car pass covers entry for all the occupants of the vehicle). Tickets can be purchased at Contact: 540-253-5000.   Chris Hanks at Wort Hog Brewing Company: 5 to 8 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Warrenton. Visit www.whbrew. com. Contact: 540-300-2739.    The Thistle Brothers Live on the Summer Stage: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu TBA. Contact: 540-347-4777.  

Places of Worship Grace Episcopal Church • HOLY EUCHARIST: Sundays, 9 a.m. • SUNDAY SCHOOL: Children & Adults 10 a.m. 5096 Grace Church Lane, Casanova (1 mile off Meetze Road)

Crossthreaded: 7 p.m., Live music at Orlean Market, 6855 Leeds Manor Road, Marshall. Local Hume band plays bluegrass, country and oldies. RSVP for dinner. Contact: 540-3642774.      Live entertainment at Inn at Kelly’s Ford: 7 to 10 p.m., 16589 Edwards Shop Road, Remington. Contact: 540399-1779.  

Warrenton. Robbie Limon. Music canceled in the event of rain or extreme heat. Reservations recommended. Contact Maranatha at 540-351-1616.   Breaking Benjamin, Chevelle & Three Days Grace: 5:30 p.m., Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. Visit www.ticketmaster. com  Contact: 800-854-2196.  

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The Legendary Nighthawks – Blues X3 Concert: 7 p.m., 17044 Adventure Bound Trail, Rixeyville. Bring your lawn chairs. The Legendary Nighthawks will be joined on stage by the Dear John’s Blues Band, Bryan Jacobs & Remington Steel. Treats from Garnished Affair and wine from Magnolia Vineyards. Tickets $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Visit www. or phone 540-937-9420. Live Irish Music: 5 to 8 p.m., 380 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Come enjoy live Irish music and enjoy roast beef special. Families welcome. Visit www. Contact: 540-347-7203.  

Aug. 22 Thursday Music on the Patio at Claire’s: 6 to 9 p.m., 65 S. Third St.,

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

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The Woodshedders Live at Gloria’s: 8 p.m., 92 Main St., Warrenton. Indie roots band. Tickets $20. Children under 12 free with adult. Seating limited. Advance tickets recommended. Visit www. Contact: 540347-7484.  A Note Two Self – Mike Richards Duo Live on the Summer Stage: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m., Old Bust Head Brewery, 7134 Farm Station Road, Vint Hill. Menu by Good Grubbin’ Food Truck. Contact: 540347-4777.   The Rectifiers at Wort Hog Brewing Company: 5 to 8 p.m., 41 Beckham St., Warrenton. Visit www.whbrew. com. Contact: 540-300-2739.    Rascal Flatts: 7:30 p.m., Jiffy Lube Live, 7800 Cellar Door Drive, Bristow. Visit  Contact: 800-854-2196. 

Breakfast: Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast from 8 to 10 a.m., in the fellowship hall of the church, 14760 Lee Highway, Amissville. Donations are accepted, and all proceeds are used in service to others. Questions concerning this event should be directed to Reg at 540-987-9001. 

Sunday, Aug. 18   Homecoming: Mount Nebo Baptist Church, at 4679 Free State Road, Marshall, will host its annual Homecoming on Sunday, August 18, at 3 p.m. The guest preacher for the afternoon will be the Rev. Anthony G. Maclin, pastor of The Sanctuary Kingdom Square, Washington D.C.  

Saturday, Aug. 24 Halfway Community Picnic: 6 p.m., Long Branch Baptist Church, 5576 Long 1Branch Lane, The Plains. Enjoy bluegrass music by Cobbler Mountain Grass, food, fun and games. Bring a dish to share; hamburgers, hotdogs and drinks provided. Bring a lawn

chair to enjoy the picnic. Horseshoes, beanbag toss and other lawn games will be available.

Sunday, Aug. 25 Liberty UMC Homecoming: Join Liberty UMC, 10513 Old Marsh Road, Bealeton for worship at 11 a.m., followed by a potluck luncheon. Pastor Robb Almy will deliver a message on "Coming Home." Contact: 540-439-0627.

Sunday, Sept. 15 Church anniversary: Trough Hill Baptist Church in Hume will celebrate its 136th anniversary on Sept. 15. For more information, contact Linda at   

Ongoing…    Food pantry: The Beulah Baptist Church Food Pantry, at Beulah Baptist Church, 3124 Beulah Road, Markham, is open Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 540-364-2626 or Cecelia Williams at 540-364-2428.   Warrenton Women’s Prayer Alliance: 9 to 10 a.m., 276 Cleveland St. Warrenton. Join us every second and fourth Wednesday of the month for prayer, fellowship and short devotional at Trinity Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome. Contact


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SAVE the DATE Join us for three days of festivities in celebrating the installation of our present day Elementary School and special tribute to the class of 1987.

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Enjoy mountain views in Broad Run Welcome to 6014 Wheeler Lane, Broad Run. This updated four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bath colonial is located on 5-plus park-like acres. With a small stream crossing through the property and beautiful mountain views, this property backs to the Bull Run Conservancy and is perfect for someone who enjoys privacy. An inviting wraparound front porch welcomes you. Enter the two-story foyer with access to the main level office, complete with French doors. Or, continue into the formal living and dining rooms. Hardwood floors are in place throughout most of the main level.

There is a spacious eat-in kitchen with an island; updates include cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless-steel appliances and custom lighting. The family room has a gas fireplace and views of the rear yard and tiered decking. Upstairs, you will find a huge master bedroom with tray ceiling and custom lighting. The luxury master bathroom has been updated and includes double vanities, soaking tub and separate shower. The master bedroom closet has custom cabinetry and leads to additional walk-in attic storage. Three large bedrooms share a full hall bath. The basement has a rough-in for a full

bathroom and has walk-out access to the rear yard. Priced at $649,900, this home has been tastefully updated and meticulously cared for. Pride of ownership shows throughout. Located less than three miles from Interstate 66 and Haymarket, you have easy access to major commuter routes, shopping, restaurants and more. For more information, please contact Becky Miller, realtor/owner with Piedmont Fine Properties at 540-347-5277. Becky Miller Piedmont Fine Properties 540-347-5277


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Sheriff’s office offers explorer program for young adults

Catlett History Committee meets Monday, Aug. 19


Wow, It’s the first day of school today! I hope everyone had a great summer break. For those with kids ages 14 to 20, there is a fantastic program available for young adults. The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office Explorer Post 1077 invites young adults to come find out about its program. This is an incredible opportunity to learn about law enforcement or other related fields. In this explorer post, young adults will gain personal growth through character development, respect for the rule of law, physical fitness, camaraderie, good citizenship and patriotism. What they learn in the explorer post will be something they can apply for the rest of their lives in whatever path they choose. This program provides everything that they will need to be a Fauquier County Sheriff’s Explorer. For more information, contact Lt. Richard MacWelch at 540-422-8600. Northside 29 Restaurant is hosting a Classic Car Show on Aug. 15 at 5 p.m. All ages welcome. There will be live music, specials, free chips and salsa and prizes for participants. On Aug. 16 at 6 p.m. live music will be performed by Josh Lowe.

NEW BALTIMORE BROAD RUN 540-347-5140 On Aug. 16 at 7 p.m. the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail is hosting “An Evening with Col. John S. Mosby.” The Gray Ghost will be interviewed about his amazing life. Call 540-347-5525 for information. On Aug. 17 at 5:30 p.m. Twilight Polo will be hosted by the Great Meadow Foundation in The Plains. There will be three polo matches and, at half-time, games for children. For information call 540-253-5000. New Baltimore Fire and Rescue is looking for new volunteers. Training is provided. For information call 540-349-9004, check out the department’s new website at, or stop by the station anytime. I hope everyone is enjoying the opening of northbound U.S. 29. A big thank you to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, the New Baltimore Fire and Rescue, Virginia State Police, and everyone else involved in helping to keep things moving and keeping everyone safe. Thank you! Beales Branch Lane, Fauquier Co-Extremely well-constructed and maintained county home and horse property on 19.89 acres. Beautiful custom home with lots of upgrades, 3BD, 2.5 BA, gourmet kitchen, main floor master. 4 stall center aisle barn, machine shed and workshop. Run-in shed. VAFQ155498 $660,000

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Today is back to school for students in Fauquier County. I know for some students it may be their very first day of school and for others, like my son, it is the first day of their last year in public school. The first day is always the most stressful in any scenario. We all experience the firstday jitters at some point in our lives. I wish everyone — teachers, school staff, bus drivers, children and parent — a good first day. I think Dr. Seuss said it best with his quote, “You’re off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” Learn something new, be kind, help a friend, listen to your teachers and have fun! Early’s Carpet in Amissville is offering a free area rug for all teachers. Bring your ID and choose your area rug for your classroom. The sizes available are 5 by 8 feet or 6 by 9 feet. The offer is good for August and September. Contact the store at 540-937-5500 for more information. Our condolences go to the VanGelder family on the recent death of Jay VanGelder. Jay was known to many as Dad, Uncle, Pap Pap, friend and first sergeant. He left a legacy of always helping others and working to make our communities a better place. He devoted much of his time


AMANDA ARMSTRONG WOODWARD CALVERTON CATLETT CASANOVA 540-295-4925 after retirement from the Prince William County police force to volunteering with the Bealeton Ruritan Club, Mount Horeb United Methodist Church, serving as our school board representative and lending a hand to those in need. Jay is survived by his wife Jeanette and two sons, Geoffrey (Kristen) and Jarred (Sarah). Are you unable to attend church but would still like to listen to a gospel message from a local pastor? Subscribe to Zoar Baptist Church on YouTube to view a church service live at your convenience. The Catlett History Committee will be meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church. If you have any old photos or news articles of Catlett or the surrounding area that you would be willing to share with the committee, please join us. We will be making plans for our upcoming community holiday event. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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Buy-a-Brick campaign supports the OVFRD It's that time again: time for the annual canning and freezing marathon. Our favorite preserves are damson and peach. We were fortunate to acquire the damsons and have been busy getting them into jars. We always remember a sweet country neighbor of many years ago who was an avid gardener and preserver of fruits and veggies. She also was famous for “butchering the King's English.” This particular day, we were discussing canning and she reported that she had just finished “putting up some damzel preserves.” Thinking that we had heard her wrong, we kept listening. Later when we went into her pantry there were the boxes and jars neatly labelled D-A-M-Z-E-L. Oh well, the results were delicious. The Buy-A-Brick campaign for the Orlean Volunteer Fire and Rescue station is ongoing. Your donation of a brick is a permanent way to honor or remember a special individual or community organization. These bricks will be placed in the community room (lower level) at the station when the room is completed. Alison Jackson will be happy to help you with a brick application. Give her a call at 540-364-0363 or email her at Birthday wishes to Erin Jones, Brandon Havens, Tyler Riddoch and Holden Truax. We hope that everyone had a great day with someone special. Keep counting those candles. Two local churches are celebrating special anniversaries. Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church will celebrate the 175th anniversary

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ANNE DAVIS MARKHAM HUME ORLEAN 540-364-1828 of its founding on Sunday, Sept. 15, with church services, a hymn sing, a presentation of its history and a wonderful fellowship luncheon. Come and celebrate with their congregation. Leeds Parish will celebrate 250 years in the coming year, starting with the Leeds Episcopal Church Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 8. Pam Colaluca, a member of Leeds Church, is busy collecting photos and recollections of Leeds Church for use during the celebration year. She is especially interested in any old photos of Leeds Episcopal Church or activities at the church. If any readers have articles of interest, feel free to contact your writer and we will put you in touch with Pam. Ursula Baxley is chairman of the 250th Anniversary Committee and she will be happy to hear from you also. Our kitties have been busy watching the butterflies who visit our potted plant garden. The whiskers twitch and there is plenty of “kitty chatter” from the watch spot on the cat tower near the window. We’re happy that our furry friends are so easily amused. Our sweet 14-yearold border collie, Dot, spends many hours napping on the porch dreaming of sheep that she never got to herd. Life in the country is great and we would never want to change it.

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I hope everyone is enjoying the last month of summer! Glad we got a break from the terrible heat wave and are having more typical summer weather now. The Bealeton Book Club will be meeting tomorrow, Aug. 15. Members will be discussing "Girls in the Picture" by Melanie Benjamin from 2:30 to 4 p.m. New members are welcome. Bealeton Paws to Read is coming up this Saturday, Aug. 17. Children ages 5 through 10 can read to trained therapy dogs. The dogs are great listeners and the kids will learn some good reading skills! This program will be held from 10:30 a.m. until noon and a parent or caregiver must accompany the child and sign a permission slip. The Legendary Nighthawks will be performing at Verdun Adventure Bound this Sunday, Aug. 18. Remington Steele and The Dear Johns Blues Band will also perform. VAB is at 17004 Adventure Bound Trail in Rixeyville. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. Food will be available to purchase from Garnished Affair and wine will be offered by Magnolia Vineyard. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Visit for more details. The Sumerduck Ruritan Club will be selling box dinners on Tues-

GOLDVEIN 540-379-2026 day, Aug. 20. This month, the Ruritans will be cooking up oven-baked pork chops, mashed potatoes, green beans and a roll. These dinners are always delicious and are only $5 each. You can place your order by calling 540-445-1714 or by emailing Pre-order if you want a guaranteed dinner; they have been selling out. Dinners will be available (along with desserts for an additional cost) from 5 p.m. until they are sold out. The Sumerduck Ruritan fifth annual Bluegrass and Gospel Festival will be on Saturday, Aug. 31 (correction from last week's column). The festival will be held inside the Remington Lions Club from noon to 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 and food and drinks will be available for purchase. The Goldvein Jubilee will be here before you know it (on Sept. 21). Donations of items for the silent auction are needed as well as glassware for the dime pitch. Call Todd at Monroe Park if you can help. Have a super week!

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Halfway Community Picnic is Aug. 24 Well, today is the first day of school for the children in our community. We wish them good luck and great learning. Please be mindful of the children and school buses when you are out and about. The Marshall Community Center Advisory Committee is hosting a Community Forum on Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. Please join the committee and share your thoughts about the future of the Marshall Community Center and recreational offerings in our community. Mark your calendars for the Halfway Community Picnic featuring Cobbler Mountain Grass providing uplifting bluegrass music for you and your friends at Long Branch Baptist Church, The Plains, on Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m. Food, fun and games await your family. Bring a dish to share; hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Your favorite lawn chair could come in handy, too. Horseshoes and beanbag toss along with other lawn games will be available. Come meet your neighbors and bring your friends. Dark Horse Theatre Company is proud to present “No Exit,” an existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre. It’s a challenging and relevant show, with some special Dark Horse surprises. For this production, Dark Horse is in residence at Artspace Herndon and Grace The Plains in


Elizabeth Lawrence Band plays in Summer on the Green concert series


If you are sick or don't drive a car or find it is too hot or rainy, there is a great solution to your grocery shopping needs. Go to to find a local store that will deliver your food items to your door. Just put in your ZIP code to see what stores deliver in your area. I select Giant Food, and after I make my food list online, within two hours my groceries are delivered to my door by a very pleasant delivery person. This is a wonderful service for those who are not able to do shopping in the store. It's easy; try it. The very popular Elizabeth Lawrence Band will be featured at the last of the Summer on the Green concert series on the Warren Green Lawn (Hotel Street). If you haven't heard this band, make a point of attending this musical event on Saturday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. Tickets for adults are $5, and children ages 5 and under are free. A food truck will be on site and wine and beer will be available for purchase. On Saturday, Aug. 17, at 8 p.m., audience members at Gloria's (92 Main St.) will be treated to the Appalachian guitarists and singers Wayne Henderson and Helen White. Tickets are $25 for adults and children under 12 are free. Advanced tickets are recommended as seating is limited. Visit or call 540-347-7484 for more information.

540-270-1795 (phone) 540-364-4444 (fax) The Plains. The show will be done in the round with arena-style seating. Performances include post-show talkbacks with the cast and crew. For audience members ages 14 and up. The show runs from Aug. 16 to 31 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., with matinee performances on Aug. 17 and 24 at 2:30 p.m., at Artspace Herndon, 750 Center St., Herndon, and from Sept. 6 to 14 on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and 2:30 on Saturdays at Grace in The Plains, 6507 Main St., The Plains. Tickets are available at www.darkhorseva. com, at the door and at the box office. Call 703-537-1071 for information. General admission tickets are $20. Student and military tickets are $15 with a valid ID. Parking is ample and free. Some quick happy birthday wishes to: Ronnie Brown on Aug. 17; Madison Sutherland and Melody Glascock on Aug. 18; and John Baffa and Adam Simpson on Aug. 19; Happy anniversary to Johnny and Samantha Ferguson on Aug. 19.

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UPCOMING EVENTS Send your events to asherman@fauquier. com at least a week in advance. Visit www. for more calendar listings.

Aug. 14 Ignite Fauquier: 9 to 10 a.m., 33 N. Calhoun St., Warrenton. An alliance of entrepreneurs is helping small business owners “fire up business” at the Warrenton Visitor Center. Meet new people and learn the challenges of businesses and organizations. Following the program, there will also be discussion among attendees. Meets the second Wednesday of every month. The doors open at 8:30 a.m. Warrenton Newcomers Club: 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., 121 John E. Mann St., Warrenton. Coffee and open house to residents new to the area, recently retired, or newly single within the past five years. Mercy Hall near St. John the Evangelist Church. Contact Chery Bianchi at Cherylbianchi1@comcastnet. The Fauquier County Youth Orchestra and Jazz Band meets weekly on Wednesdays from 5 to 8 p.m. at Gloria’s, 92 Main St., in Old Town Warrenton. Offering beginner, intermediate and advanced strings and a jazz band. $10 a week. Email info@fauquieryouthorchestra. org or call 540-717-9349.   

Aug. 15 Just Ask Brunch: 9:30 a.m., 91 Main St., Warrenton. Just Ask Prevention Foundation executive director Bill Woolf and victim’s mother Susan

Young; Gail Alicea speaks on Grand Canyons of Life. $10 inclusive. Held at Warrenton Presbyterian Church. Hosted by Christian Women’s Connection of Warrenton. For reservations/free child care, call Linda at 540-341-4242. The Fauquier Pokémon League meets every Thursday, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at Virginia Hobbies Etc., 46 Main St., Warrenton. Pokémon card game 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Pokémon video games, 5:30 to 6 p.m. Players new to the game and experienced players welcome. Contact Mary Ivie at 703-887-7586 or Cassandra Mitchell 410-215-7711 or email pokemon. Character First: 7 p.m., 11775 Morgansburg Road, Bealeton. Liberty Community Church hosts Character First, a well-known nationally recognized curriculum used for character development for children of all ages from birth through fifth grade. Every Thursday. Visit www.positivelifechange. org or phone 540-439-0500.   Warrenton Ruritans: 7 p.m., 6903 Blantyre Road, Warrenton. All welcome to monthly meeting of Warrenton Ruritans. Learn more. New members welcome. Contact John Wayland at 540-347-4735. Coffee & Conversation at SCSM:  On Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon, Spiritual Care Support

Ministries opens to the community to provide fellowship, encouragement and hope. Light refreshments provided. Visit or call 540-349-5814 for more information.  

Aug. 16 Evening with Col. John Mosby: 7 p.m., 2 Courthouse Square, Warrenton. Learn more about the famed Gray Ghost through local historian David Goetz. Tickets: $15/person. Children 12 and under free. Event sponsored by Fauquier Historical Society. Phone 540-347-5525.

Aug. 17 National Honeybee Day: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 11012 Edmonds Lane, Delaplane. Meet the Beekeepers of Northern Shenandoah as they perform a honey extraction at Sky Meadows State Park. Learn about beekeeping. Stop by Log Cabin for honey treat. $10/car park entrance fee. Phone 540-592-3556. Free basketball instructional mini-camp: noon to 3 p.m., 4133A Rectortown Road, Marshall. No equipment required. Ages 5 to 8 (12-1:30 p.m.) and Ages 9 to 12 (1 to 3 p.m.). Hosted by Team Hatchett. Held at Marshall Community Center. To sign up, contact TC Williams at or 703-8436385. Warrenton Farmers Market:  8 a.m. to noon, at the corner of Fifth and Lee streets, Warrenton. Open through

Nov. 23. Fruits, vegetables, pies, herbs, flowers and more. Contact: 540-347-2405.  Food giveaway: 9 a.m., 341 Church St., Warrenton. The Fauquier County Food Distribution Coalition will hold a food giveaway for those who are in need - until the food is gone - at the Warrenton United Methodist Church.

Aug. 18 Archwood Green Barns Farmers Market: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4555 Old Tavern Road, The Plains. Fruits, vegetables, baked goods, orchids, bamboo, quilted specialties and more. Visit www.archwoodgreenbarns. com or contact 540-253-5289.

Aug. 20 Etiquette classes: 5 to 7 p.m., 12 Culpeper St. Warrenton. Etiquette coach Jean O’Brien teams up with Gateau Bakery Café and Tea Room to present a program for young people on manners, dining out etiquette and more. Parents drop off and pick up. Dressy casual attire, no shorts or flip flops. Small class size. For ages 8 to 12. $120. Space limited. Repeats Wednesday, Aug. 21. Call 540-347-9188 to reserve a spot. Jefferson Ruritan Club monthly dinner and meeting: 7 p.m., 18498 Springs Road, Jeffersonton. All welcome. No cost. Fellowship starts at 6:30 p.m. For more info, call 540-937-5119 or visit www.

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These property transfers, filed August 1-8, 2019 were provided by the Clerk of the Court in Fauquier County. (Please note that to conserve space, only the first person named as the grantor or grantee is listed. The kind of instrument is a deed unless stated otherwise.) Top dollar deal: $865,000 in Marshall District

Cedar Run District Donald L. Wallace to Timothy Craig Phillips, 1.2491 acres at 7603 Greenwich Road, nr. Nokesville. $364,900 George A. Fiad Jr. to Randall G. Rampy, 0.6702 acre at 7398 Terranova Drive, nr. Warrenton. $430,000 William Robert Propps to Nathan Holter, 3 acres at 12320 Old Mill Road, Midland. $365,000 NVR Inc. to Kimberly Ann O’Hara, 0.6014 acre at 7800 Warrenton Chase Drive, Warrenton. $603,230 Charles W. Hubbard to Felix Ismael Torres, 3.018 acres at 12605 Bristersburg Road, Midland. $325,000 NVR Inc. to Kent Payne, 0.5801 acre at 7801 Warrenton Chase Drive. $704,465 CWRS LLC to Hernandez Investments LLC, 2.0271 acres off James Madison Hwy., nr Opal. $265,000 Stephanie Nicole Dorn to Timothy William Fitzmorris, 5.09 acres at 14125 Goldvein Road, Goldvein. $340,000 Lee District Jeremy C. Reeve to Miguel H. Arriola, 6419 Beales Court, Bealeton. $300,000 Aspenwall LC to Benjamin G. Smith, 97.30 acres on St. Paul’s Road, nr. Remington, and 0.7550 acre on Rt. 660 about 3 miles northwest of Remington. $350,000

Richard J. Walters to Blanca C. Reyes, 12183 Riverton Court, nr. Remington. $360,000 Matthew F. Smallwood to Annette Fake, 11697 Battle Ridge Drive, Remington. $250,000 Billy Groseclose II to William T. Gardner, 2946 Revere Street, Bealeton. $429,000 Cornelio Flores Castro to Romualdo Ibarra Cisnero, 0.55 acre at 7234 Fifth Street, Remington. $275,000 Center District Paper Street Soap Co. LLC to Michael Loxtercamp, Unit 332 at 641 Waterloo Road, Warrenton. $92,700 Joyce E. Good Brown to Trev L. Holst, Unit 22, at 160 Lapis Court, Warrenton. $345,550 House Buyers of America Inc. to Delfino A. Duran, 0.1073 acre at 144 Haiti Street, Warrenton. $182,000 Raymond W. Ogilvie to David W. Jones, 7232 Marr Drive, Warrenton. $415,000 Rachael Gardner to Marianne Hanger, Unit 17-B at 723-B Cedar Crest Drive, Warrenton. $208,000 Stephen Y. Raskin to Kyle Hughes, 152 Pinnacle Court, Warrenton. $550,000 Michael A. Fauntleroy to Kelly Diaz, 157 Autumn Wind Court, Warrenton. $450,000 William Colvin to Timothy Florio, 110 Aviary Street, Warrenton. $250,000

Scott District Theodore C. Uhler III to Charla Kim Lewis, 6084 Kirkland Drive, nr. Warrenton. $575,000 Lisa C. Gager to William Henry Stewart Curtis, 0.9530 acre at 4287 Haven Court, nr. Warrenton. $420,000 Brian A. Adair to Omar Oswaldo Hernandez, 0.9205 acre at 5602 Jamison’s Farm Drive, nr. Warrenton. $582,000 Barry Burke to Demetrius Stanley Maoury, 6922 Emma Court, Warrenton. $650,000 Karen C. Sullivan Trust to Kelsey A. Sullivan, Section 8 at 7009 Silver Maple Court and 0.699 acre Section 8 Well Lot, 2/3 interest. $206,666.67 Scott Horvath to Young Man Cho, 0.1518 acre at 3316 Boathouse Road, nr. Warrenton. $512,500 Deborah Hansen LeMann to Scott Slaughter, 5200 Swain Drive, nr. New Baltimore. $545,000 James R. Cooke to Bryan McCarthy, 7103 New Kensington Court, nr. Warrenton. $589,000 NVR Inc. to Claude T. Compton Jr., 3985 Lake Ashby Court, nr. Warrenton. $598,000 Mark S. Brocato to David Michael Villani, 5.0409 acres at 5141 Hopewell Road, nr. The Plains. $725,000 Ruth E. Hamby to Justin Hurst, 3.6364 acres at Farmingdale Drive, Warrenton. $290,000 Mark Richardson to John Heffenfelder, 1.5911 acres at 5853 Hunton Wood Drive, nr.

Broad Run. $540,000 Davis S. Vernon to Joseph Philip Sharpe, 5.000 acres at 6120 Alexander Lane, Warrenton. $744,000 Marshall District James H. Durham Tr. to ARV Holdings LLC, 4519 Appledale Court, Marshall. $110,000 Stuart J. Steemsma to Christopher Dorman Brogdon, 14.0860 acres at 5703 Hidden Springs Drive, Marshall. $592,000 Robert M. Dodson Jr. to Jeffrey A. Williamson, 3.2937 acres on Rt. 791, nr. Warrenton. $75,000 Philip Harway to Brian W. Yelton, 9.0151 acres at 3676 Eastview Lane, nr. Delaplane. $649,900 Caliber Homebuilders Inc. to Linda Pavlik, 10.9016 acres at 5780 John Barton Payne Road, nr. Orlean. $600,459.31 John D. Crown Tr. to Joseph Agyenim, 1.55219 acres at 11510 John Marshall Hwy., Markham. $367,000 Timothy Earl Shanks to Fernando Sanchez, 6.19 acres at 10278 John Marshall Hwy., Delaplane. $350,000 Kevin Hanahan to Gary Lynn Hawke, 17.0634 acres at 6934 Hilltop Lane nr. Marshall. $680,000 Whiting Industrial LLC to Norton & Assoc. LLC, 2.2518 acres at off Whiting Road on Capitol Way, Marshall. $865,000


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OBITUARIES Gary Allen Seavers Born on 2-21-1947 passed away on 08-01-2019. Gary was from Remington, VA. Funeral Services will be held at Toft Funeral Home in Sandusky Ohio.

JAMES MICHAEL BENDA JAMES MICHAEL BENDA (Age 61) Of Catlett, VA, passed away on August 7, 2019 with his family at his side. “Jimbo”, as he was known by his close friends, was an Army Brat born in Okinawa, Japan, December 1, 1957 to Ronald and Delores Benda. He moved around the world with his family to places like Frankfurt, Germany and Bankok, Thailand before returning to the U.S. where his family moved to Chicago, Illinois before their final transfer to Vint Hill Station Army Post near Warrenton, Virginia. He graduated from Faquier High School where he played basketball and football. Always a great bowler, he held the distinction of bowling two perfect 300-point games. Following his father, Jim joined the Army National Guard in the ‘80s, then went on to work as a Class-A commercial truck driver working for companies such as Coca-Cola, Eagle Freight and Montgomery Ward before joining the Fairfax County Transportation Department. Jim is survived by his mother Delores, daughters Krystal, Jennifer (Rob Rowe), and Heather, son Sean, brothers John (Beverley) and Joseph (Susan), grandchildren Brayden and Aubrie, and many nephews and nieces. A memorial service and celebration of his life will be held at 2:00pm, Friday, August 16, 2019 at the Bright View Cemetery, 8265 Lunsford Road, Warrenton, VA 20188. Immediately following the service, a celebration of life reception will be held at the Black Horse Inn, 8393 Meetze Road, Warrenton, VA 20187.

Ann Lunsford Brower Ann Lunsford Brower, 78, passed away on July 16, 2019, in Melbourne, Florida. Ann was born on May 7, 1941, in Warrenton, Virginia to the late Samuel Chester and Bessie Wiser Lunsford. Ann attended Osbourn Park High School in Manassas, VA. Ann married Irving Bud Brower in 1959 and moved to Melbourne, FL. She also lived in San Francisco for several years before returning to Warrenton, VA, with her two sons. She spoke fondly and reminisced often of how she loved living in San Francisco. While in Florida, Ann was employed with NASA in its early years. After moving back to Warrenton, Ann went to work for R&D Urethanes in Buckland. Later she joined the rocket company, Atlantic Research Corporation, where she specialized in government contracts developing and supplying propulsion units for both the Patriot and Stinger missiles. Ann eventually left the corporate world and became a real estate agent, which would become her favorite occupation. Ann grew up in Buckland, VA. She loved horseback riding and dancing. Ann was well known in Warrenton, due to her family’s long history in the area and her knack for starting a conversation with anyone. She never knew a stranger. She had a great sense of humor and the ability to spin a tale. She loved antiquing and restoring furniture. Her house was filled with all kinds of music, though Barbara Streisand and Neil Diamond were her favorites. Ann relocated from Warrenton, VA, to Melbourne, FL, to care for her former husband, Irving Bud Brower and to be near her beloved grandchildren. Ann is survived by her children, David {Danielle} Brower of Melbourne, FL, and Hunter {Woo} Brower of Richmond, VA; her grandchildren, Melissa Ann and David Brower, Jr., both of Melbourne, FL; her sisters, Barbara {Stephen} Hoffman of Amherst & Linda Welk of Flint Hill; her brother, James Lunsford of Charlottesville; her niece, Betsy Welk; her nephews, Matthew {Lori} Hoffman, Brandon {Natasha} Hoffman, Wes Welk; and several beloved cousins, great nieces and nephews, and a host of close friends. In accordance with her wishes, her earthly remains were cremated in Titusville, Florida. Her ashes will be scattered in a private ceremony. A Celebration of Life gathering for family and friends will be held Sunday, 2:00 pm, August 18th, at the property of Ann’s Uncle and Aunt, George and Wanda Wiser in Broad Run, Virginia. There will be a short service provided by Reverend Billy Tatum and reception to follow. Friends wishing to attend are welcome, please contact family for additional information. In lieu of flowers, tribute donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Shelby Marie Staton Kidwell Shelby Marie Staton Kidwell age 51, of Amissville, VA. , passed away on Thursday, August 1, 2019 in Amissville, VA. She was born in Maryland on August 30, 1967 to Charles Dudley Staton and Carol Hope McCormick Staton. God will wipe away all the tears from my eyes; there shall be no more death neither sorrow or crying. No more pain for my former life is passed away. Jesus is the beginning and the end of all life. Shelby is survived by her mother Carol Hope McCormick Staton; son, Roger Earl Blake Kidwell III; sister, Tammy Jo Staton Bragg; nieces and nephews, Stefan Bragg, Andrea Bragg, Camia Bragg Shepard, SueAnn and husband Michael Toombs and son Colby. She was preceded in death by her father Charles Dudley Staton and brother Charles Wayne Staton. A Memorial Service will be held at 3:00pm Saturday, August 17, 2019 at the Moser Funeral Home. 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA 20186 Online condolences may be made at www.moserfuneralhome .com.

Jack D. Adams Jack D. Adams, 71, of Fredericksburg passed away Thursday, August 8, 2019 at his home with his family. After graduation from high school, he enlisted in the Army and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Upon his discharge, he went to work for the telephone company where he retired from Verizon after 34 years of service. He enjoyed do-it-yourself home projects, golf and being with friends and family. Survivors include his wife, Dale Heflin Adams; son Jadd D. Adams (Mary “JoJo”); sister Dorothy Quick (James) of Bennettsville, SC; brother James Adams (Jane) of Chesterfield, SC; and mother Zona Deese Adams of Morven, NC. He was preceded in death by his father, Charlie Adams. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm on Thursday, August 15 at Covenant Funeral Service in Fredericksburg. A service will be held at 11 am on Friday, August 16 at Grove Baptist Church, Goldvein, VA. Interment will follow in Culpeper National Cemetery at 1 pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Grove Baptist Church, 14260 Goldvein Road, Goldvein, VA or Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, 12714 Elk Run Road, Midland, VA. Online guestbook is available at

Glenn A. Rankin Glenn A. Rankin, 62, of Stephens City, died Thursday, August 8, 2019. Mr. Rankin was born November 25, 1956 in Fauquier County, VA; the son of James and Shirley Rankin. He was owner and operator of Rankin’s Tru Value Hardware. He was a member of the Terrace Club, Elks #867, Eagles Aerie 824, and Suburban White Tail Management. He was an avid hunter and golfer. He loved the Washington Redskins, his dog Zip, and he loved spending time at his cabin. He married Brenda Sours on July 29, 2011 in Hagerstown, MD. Along with his wife and parents, he is survived by a son, Kevin Alan Rankin of Amissville, VA; three step sons, Edward Clayton McKee, Richard Vaughn McKee, and Philip Allen McKee all of Winchester; two sisters, Beverley Alspaugh of Colonial Beach, VA and Alice Knicely of Warrenton; a brother, Alvin Rankin of Bealton, VA; a granddaughter, Jessica; seven step grandchildren, Savannah, Isabella, Kendall, Bailey, Patrick, Andrew, and Emily; and one great granddaughter, Abby. The family received friends on Sunday from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester. A funeral service was held on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Jones Funeral Home in Winchester. Burial was at 1:00 p.m. at Midland Church of the Brethren in Midland, VA. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society at Online condolences may be left at



Helen Scott Wine Helen Scott Wine, 78, of Front Royal, Virginia passed away on Wednesday, August 7, 2019 at Brookside Health and Rehab in Warrenton, Virginia. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at 2 PM at Maddox Funeral Home, 105 West Main Street, Front Royal with the Rev. Peyton Embry officiating. Entombment will follow at Panorama Memorial Gardens. Mrs. Wine was born on October 24, 1940 in Fauquier County, Virginia to the late James Scott and Kate Elkins Scott Partlowe. She was also preceded in death by her husband, John W. Wine; son, Harry Russell Henry Jr.; granddaughter, Tea Rae Henry and brother, James Norwood Scott. She retired in 1993 as the head custodian for Warren County Public Schools. Survivors include her three daughters, Tammy Lee Henry of Middletown, Virginia, Brenda Lee Jenkins (David) of Bealeton and Mary Lee Henry of Middletown; two sisters, Marrley Brown of Front Royal and Barbara Costello of Front Royal and four grandchildren, Katie (Lee), Stacey, Adam and Aaron (Ashley). The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Aaron Jenkins, Lee Butler, Jenesis Cruz Ramirez, Steven Butler, James McGee, and Romeo Toledo Ruiz.

Teresa Rose Flanagan Teresa Rose Flanagan, 73 of Warrenton, passed away at her home on Wednesday August 7, 2019. Teresa worked as a Teacher and Librarian at Sinclair Elementary school in Manassas, VA until she retired. She was an avid reader and master gardener who also enjoyed genealogy, the Outer Banks and cherished her three rescue dogs; Dewey, Delilah and Duchess. Teresa is preceded in death by her parents; Alfred and Denise Wadner and her brother-inlaw Harry Matthews. She is survived by a daughter, Kelly Flanagan Shaw and husband Edward of Chesterfield; a son, Patrick Flanagan and wife Catherine of Round Hill, VA; a sister; Jean Wadner Matthews of Williamsburg; four grandchildren; Edward Stark Shaw III and William Flanagan Shaw both of Chesterfield, Riley Kate Flanagan and Allie Rose Flanagan both of Round Hill; a nephew, Peter Nalls and wife Abbey of Midlothian. No services are planned at this time. The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations in Teresa’s honor to the Fauquier County SPCA, P.O. Box 733, Warrenton, VA 20188 Online condolences may be expressed to Teresa’s family at: www.

Prew Leroy Moore Prew Leroy Moore, 74 of Warrenton and The Plains, passed away peacefully at INOVA Fairfax Hospital with family by his side on August 5, 2019 from complications following surgery for a broken leg. Prew, the son of Webb and Dorothy Moore, was born January 18, 1945, in Warrenton and was so well known throughout his lifetime for his innate friendliness, sense of humor, generosity, work ethic, and constant willingness to help others. He spent his career at VDOT where he was recognized for not missing a day of work for 30 years before retiring with a disability. A gentleman beloved by his family and so many others, he is survived by his daughter, Michelle Douglas of Nathalie, VA; brothers, Russell Moore of Warrenton, Dennis Moore of Upperville; sisters, Betty Jean Appling of Huntsville, Al, Patricia Monger of Bealeton, Marjorie Moore and Hope Morison, both of Aldie; nieces and nephews Sandra Dodson, Eric Payne, Missy Barrett, Todd Appling, Alicia Shamblin, Beverly Hanback, Bonnie Sharp, Thomas Moore, and Amy Christy. His family would especially like to thank nurses Ashley, Hannah, and Sherisa for their compassionate and exemplary care, and long-time friend, Ernie Lumsden, who was like a brother to him. The family will receive friends Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Moser Funeral Home, 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, from 10 – 10:45 a.m. with a funeral service starting at 10:45 a.m. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memory Gardens, Jeffersonton, VA followed by a reception at McMahon’s Irish Pub in Warrenton. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.

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OBITUARIES Ronald Howard Corl Ronald Howard Corl, age 69, of Warrenton, died peacefully at home July 27, 2019. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The Fauquier SPCA, P.O. Box 733, Warrenton, VA 20188 or Capital Caring (Hospice Care), 24419 Millstream Dr, Aldie, VA 20105.

A celebration of life is scheduled August 18, 1:30-4 pm at Warrenton Community Center.

Sidney Maurice Bolden Sidney Maurice Bolden, 45, of Fredericksburg, VA, formerly of Delaplane, VA, passed August 5, 2019. He was born on July 15, 1974. Sidney served Fauquier County for 26 years, starting as an Explorer and serving as a Public Safety Tele-communicator, as a Deputy Sheriff in the Adult Detention Center and as a Volunteer at the Warrenton Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company. Sidney is survived by his mother, Ethel L. Bolden of Delaplane, VA; a brother, Jonathan S. Bolden of Norfolk, VA; three aunts: Doris Bolden Fletcher of Marshall, VA, Eva W. Basil of Aldie, VA, Maria Washington-Cox of Oakton, VA; one uncle, Russell Washington of Aldie, VA; and two cousins: Keith Basil of Norfolk, VA and Duvall Bolden, Jr. of Warrenton, VA. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12pm, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 4679 Free State Road, Marshall, Virginia, 20115. Rev. Philip Lewis delivered the eulogy. Interment was in the Solon Cemetery, Middleburg, VA. Online condolences can be given at

HEADSTONE PORTRAITURE This country’s earliest headstones were made of wood, slate, or marble, which gave way to today’s granite. Not only is granite renowned for its durability, but the stone takes well to engraving, which preserves the deceased’s name, age, and year of death, as well as other preferred words and descriptions. More recently, the art of monument design has been taken to whole new levels of detail with laser etching. This technology allows for the possibility of having the deceased’s portrait etched on the face of the headstone. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a gravestone portrait speaks volumes about the deceased and gives visitors feelings of being close to their loved one. When deciding what to wear to a funeral it is always best to go conservative. While it’s true that you don’t have to wear black, you should dress in a way that shows respect. That means avoiding bright colors, flashy prints, and glittery fabrics. If you are interested in learning more about the services MOSER FUNERAL HOME offers, please call (540) 347-3431. We invite you to tour our facility at 233 Broadview Ave., Warrenton. Ask us about our BRIGHT VIEW CEMETERY, just outside of Warrenton. “I had a lover’s quarrel with the world.” Robert Frost’s headstone epitaph

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3124 Beulah Rd, at Beulah Baptist Church, Markham VA will have a food pantry on 4pm-7pm Please contact Cecelia Williams at 540.364.2428. Church number 540.364.2626. Come meet and read along with Marla, a special needs dog, as she shares, “MARLA WEARS A HALO”, a book about her!

Sept 7, 11am- NOON. Refreshments provided, and toys/food/blankets will be collected all month for the Animal Shelter. Marla’s book can be purchased (and signed by the author) with all proceeds donated to the shelter. (Community room of Century 21 Redwood 5199 Waterway Dr Dumfries, VA 22025)

605 Automobiles - Domestic 2004 Honda Civic LX, 2DR coup, AT, 4cyl, 30K original mls, April ´19 insp. $5800. 540-347-5609 2007 Nissan Versa S, new inspect, 154K mls, maintenance records, excel cond. $4250 OBO. 540-935-8872 2010 Buick Lacrosse 4DR Sedan CXS; original owner; 50,000. miles. Asking $12,000. Call 703-609-2147

630 Campers/RVs Like-new Nash 27’ Northwood camper. Excel cond, expandable flr, queen bed, awning, full kitchen, All the amenities of home. 2009 Text for pictures. 540-905-1159 $9500 OBO Looking for the classics A buddy and I are looking for 1-2 project vehicles to buy in and around the area. Preferences:-Pre 1970; Automatic Transmission; Has run recently, Minimal rust on exterior, undercarriage, interior; Mostly intact upholstery Text/call to: 540-422-1279 or 540-680-1734

This Could be YOUR AD! Call 347-4222

640 Motorcycles 1995 Kawasaki Motorcycle. model VN 800. Low mileage, garage kept. $1,650.00. C a l l G e o r g e 540.937.6114. 1999 Honda Goldwing SE & custom 1999 Escapade trailer, excellent garaged condition. Bike has 41K+ mls., trailer has 30K. $6500.00 for package. Text 540-272-3113, or lve msg. Parts/

650 Accessories Jeep Wrangler Rubicon front grille guard $100. Roncabriolet@ Sport Utility

665 Vehicles

2010 Ford Explorer XLT 4X4. Runs and looks good, one owner, no accidents, 79k miles. $7995 OBO. TEXT 703-608-6123

680 Vans/Buses 2003 Dodge 1500 custom van, orig. owner, garaged. 43,700mls. TV & DVD Excellent mechanical & physical condition. Asking $6,500. Call Chuck 540-439-4005 Classified Ads Work Call 888-351-1660



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Legal Notices 480 ABC Licenses

480 ABC Licenses

Classified Full name(s) of owner(s): BLUEWATER KITCHEN LLC Trading as: BLUEWATER KITCHEN 9036 John S. Mosby Highway, Upperville, Fauquier County Virginia 20184-1722 The above establishment is applying to the VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE CONTROL for a Wine and BeerOff Premises + Keg, Mixed Beverage Caterer license to sell or manufacture alcoholic beverages. Christina Kazmierski 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.

ADS WORK! Call Your Rep TODAY!

Advertise Here


And Watch Your Business GROW


or FAX

Legal Notices

TOWN OF WARRENTON NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Notice is hereby given that the Planning Commission of the Town of Warrenton will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM in the Warrenton Town Hall Council Chambers (First Floor) located at 18 Court Street, Warrenton, Virginia, on the following item(s): Zoning Text Amendment (ZTA) 2019-02 to amend Articles 6 and 12 as related to Signage. The proposal is to amend Zoning Ordinance Article 6 Signs and Article 12 Definitions. The proposed amendments relate to signage permissions and application process in the Historic District, Permanent Signs, and Temporary Sign Sections of Article 6 and to amend the definitions for temporary, banner, and permanent signs. Zoning Text Amendment 2019-03 – to amend Articles 2, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 of the Zoning Ordinance, and Article 2, 3, 4, and 5 of the Subdivision Ordinance The proposed amendments to the Zoning Ordinance are to Article 2, General Provisions, Regular lots width measurements; Article 4, Site Conservation Manual, to Steep Slopes, Wetland Areas, and Program Standards and Procedures; Article 5, Stormwater Management, Contents of Plan; Article 8, Landscaping, Retention of Existing Trees; Article 9, Supplemental Regulations, Steep Slopes; Article 10, Site Development Plans, Information Required; Article 11, Administration, Procedures for Application Review and Approval, subsection Special Use Permits; and Article 12, Definitions, Planning Director, Subdivision Agent, and Zoning Administrator. The proposed amendments to the Subdivision Ordinance Article 2, Administration and General Regulations, Administration, Duties, Additional Authority, Variations and Exceptions, Appeals; Article 3, Plat Preparation and Procedure, Purpose of Preliminary Plat, Final Plat to be Submitted, Documents to Accompany Final Plat, Town Council to Act on Final Plat; and Article 4, Standards, Suitability of Land, Blocks, Curbs, Gutters and Sidewalks; and Article 5, Definitions, Planning Director and Subdivision Agent. These proposed changes do not impact residential density. People having an interest in the above are invited to attend the hearing and state their opinion regarding the above issues. Copies of all applications and full versions of the proposed text amendment changes are available for review in the Department of Planning and Community Development located at 18 Court Street, Lower Level, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. The Town of Warrenton does not discriminate on the basis of handicapped status in admission or access to its programs and activities. Town Hall meeting facilities are fully accessible. Any special accommodations can be made upon request 48 hours prior to the meeting. Run dates: August 7 and 14, 2019


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Dairy Farm

Must have reliable transportation. Apply in person to: Meadowbrook Child Development Center 555 Winchester St. Warrenton, VA 20186

Feeding, Cropping & relief milking & other general dairy related work. Drivers license req´d




Immediate positions for ALL shifts with local agency. HIGHLY COMPETITIVE WAGES! 540-466-1632 for phone interview Monday- Friday

FARM MANAGER Experience required. Responsibilities to

for busy import auto service center. Duties include but not limited to: transporting customers & parts, maintaining cleanliness of shop & surrounding areas, performing tire installs & repairs, assisting techs. FT with benefits for self-motivated individual. General automotive knowledge helpful but not required. Proof of good driving record is required.

include but not limited to: structural maintenance, coordination of volunteer efforts, event planning and supervision. Contact: Dr Susan Marsh, 703-929-7228

Apply in person. 76 Broadview Avenue, Warrenton, VA (540)347-3470.

Micro Assembly Technician

Motor Equipment Operator I

Small Charlottesville company is currently accepting resumes for a Micro Assembly Technician. Two years Electronics technician degree or equivalent/similar is preferred. Experience working under a microscope with microelectronics if preferred. Retirement and health benefits provided. EOE. Send resume as pdf to:

Millimeter-Wave Engineer

Small Charlottesville company is currently accepting resumes for a Millimeter-Wave Engineer. BScEE Preferred. Job involves RF Engineering activities related to the production and testing of 100-1000GHz Transmitters and Receivers. Recent grads are encouraged to apply. Retirement and health benefits provided. EOE. Send resume as pdf to:

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

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

Place your ad today

...and watch your business


The Town of Warrenton is accepting applications for a Motor Equipment Operator I in the Public Works Department to operate light to medium weight trucks and equipment in the construction, repair and maintenance of streets, utilities, waste disposal, snow removal, mowing operations and related facilities and systems; must possess a valid Virginia Commercial Driver’s License; copy of current DMV driving record is required at interview; starting salary $33,312; excellent benefits. Please visit or 18 Court Street, Warrenton, VA 20186 for an application. Open until filled. EOE.


Days, some nights, housing avail. Willing to train the right person. Background & credit check required

Call for details. 540-812-4294


Walnut Grove Child Care

540-347-0116 or 540-349-9656

Classified Has it! Place Your Ad TODAY! Call 347-4222 or Fax 349-8676

Experienced Childcare Providers

SCAN of Northern Virginia is in Prince William and Loudoun Counties to provide supervision and quality structured engagement with children whose parents are participating in a parenting program. You must be available evenings during the week (as early as 6pm) for at least 3 hours for each class, for 4 to 8 weeks. Participation in entire series is required. This is part-time, temporary work. Send a cover letter with resume to with the subject: Childcare Provider Opening. Application deadline: August 20, 2019. Interview with SCAN staff & consent to state and federal background checks required.

Capital Improvement and Facilities Maintenance Technician

People Incorporated of Virginia is seeking a Capital Improvement and Facilities Maintenance technician. This position, based in Woodstock, Va., will have responsibility for the maintenance of People Incorporated buildings and grounds and repairs. Repairs include minor electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. The successful candidate will function as a first level contact person for all facilities issues. Responsibility includes following a preventive maintenance and capital improvement plan, and the ability to inspect properties for general maintenance issues including painting and carpentry. Qualifications for this position include a minimum of a High School Diploma and two years’ experience maintaining and repairing buildings. Certifications preferred. Applicant must also display a high level of initiative, and have the ability to work both independently and with others. Some travel will be required. The successful candidate will additionally possess effective written and verbal communication skills, have a valid driver’s license, and a good driving record. Agency applications received by August 16, 2019 will be considered. An agency employment application can be obtained at Submit agency application to People Incorporated, 1173 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA 24210, Attn: Human Resources. Submissions can also be emailed to EOE - W/M/Disabled/Veterans welcome. TDD Relay Services 1-800-828-1120.



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Professional Services


Home Improvment



Home Improvment


•Excavation •Clearing/Grubbing •Ponds •Grading •Culvert Installation •Drainage Solutions •Hardscapes •Hauling


Ladys’, Mens’, Children

33 Beckham St, Warrenton | 540-216-7494 The corner of Culpeper & Beckham St. | Old Town Warrenton

Heating and Air Conditioning For all your

Heating and Cooling needs, call on

RC’S A/C SERVICE & REPAIR (540) 349-7832 or (540) 428-9151



  We deliver days, evenings and even weekends!


Michael R. Jenkins

540-219-1613 Justin Johnson- President

540-825-4150 • 540-219-7200


Home Repair

Drywall Builder

SEAL COATING DRIVEWAYS 

540-775-9228 | 804-867-8016

CBS Sealcoating  

Lawn Builder

Business Opportunities Lawn Maintenace • Planting • Mulching Bed Design • Spring/Fall Cleaning • Seeding Aeration • Dethatching • Top Soil • Sod Fertilization Programs • Trimming/Pruning Gutter Cleaning • Debris Removal

Gutters SEAMLESS GUTTERS Free Estimates

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




“We keep our minds in the gutter!” Since 1966

Home Improvment Nutters Painting & Services – SPECIALIZING IN – • Painting (Int&Ext) • Roofing/Repairs • Siding • Gutters • Drywall • Carpentry

• Fencing • Vinyl Trim & • Gutter Cleaning Fascia Wrap • Bathroom • Brickwork • Pressure Washing Remodeling • Deck Water Sealing • Crown Molding • Yard Maintenance • Tree Removal

Call Erik 540-522-3289 Free Estimates 20 years exp. Licensed/Ref’s Available • Discount Pricing

Family Owned & Operated • Licensed and Insured

540-347-3159 •703-707-0773


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     

 


  Mowing, Lawn Maintenance, Trimming, Topping, Spraying, Removal, Stump Grinding, Mulching, Pruning, Cabling, Planting, Grading, Seeding, Power Washing, Retaining Walls, Patios, Walkways

540-987-8531 540-214-8407

Licensed & insured Free Estimates

All major credit cards accepted


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

Power Washing

Windows Cleaning


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


 

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

703.356.4459 | LICENSED • BONDED & INSURED


Power Washing

Tree Service/Firewood



Tree Service/Firewood

Additional Services

LADDER SAFETY Over 100,000 injuries from ladders occur each year. With my invention of adjustable legs, it only takes $70 to keep your ladder straight!

Call Jim: 571-228-0335



If you want a Classy Job call ...

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

Painting & Decorating, LLC


• Home painting & carpentry repairs • 30 years of hands on experience • Small company with personal service

- All phases of Masonry - Gravel & Grading Driveways - Fencing

Free Consultations & Estimates.

Honest and Dependable

Creative • Professional • First Class Painting Services



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

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



Tree Service/Firewood CHARLES JENKINS TREE SERVICES Family Owned Since 1970


Cell: 540.422.9721 


“A Country Boy’s Dream”


 Aquatic Weed Control Fountain & Aerators Pond Dredging & Repairs Fisheries Management

Tree Service/Firewood

Phone: 540-349-1522

Tile T&J Ceramic Tile, Inc.


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

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

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