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fter witnessing the steady growth of his small soccer club over the past fifteen years, Rául Heras, Director of the Warrenton Youth Sports Club, is confident that investing time, energy, and funding in sports programs in Fauquier County will benefit the economy and businesses in Warrenton while helping keep residents physically fit, building young people’s confidence, self-esteem, and trust, and developing leadership skills in today’s youth. Heras and his family moved to Warrenton in 1997. Shortly thereafter, his son expressed an interest in soccer. Heras hails from Madrid and played soccer there as a child, so he was excited to volunteer as his son’s coach. After coaching for several years, he and his wife decided to launch a new soccer club to appeal to the Hispanic community. The Warrenton Youth Sports Club (WYSC) began in 2000 with only twenty-one children. Today, the soccer program alone registers 780 children. Over 2,000 total students participate in WYSC sports, which also include basketball and volleyball. WYSC added basketball to the club in 2008, when the original hosting club was no longer able to support a recreational basketball program. Over the years, WYSC has organized 3v3 tournaments and has recently formed the first AAU travel youth basketball team for fifth grade boys. Meanwhile, plans are in the


works for a fifth grade girls’ team. Each year the WYSC hopes to add a new fifth grade boys and girls travel team. Also in its seventh year is the WYSC volleyball program. Dawn Roda launched the program when her daughter and her friends wanted to prepare for middle school volleyball tryouts. At the time, the only local volleyball program was a travel team. Roda invited ten girls to practice at Greenville Elementary School, where she works. When more and more girls showed up to practice, she knew that a volleyball program would be successful. Roda contacted Heras, who was excited about adding a new sport for community children. The first summer volleyball league had twenty-five players and has grown to include summer leagues, Fall/Winter leagues and clinics throughout the year. Now, the WYSC volleyball program has grown to 400 players. Earlier this year, WYSC was awarded a Make it Happen! grant by the Fauquier Health Foundation. The $10,000 grant will be used to install three sand volleyball courts at the Athey sports fields adjacent to the WARF. Up until now, the recreational league had no choice but to play on grass. The sand courts will open the possibility for an adult league, sand tournaments, and outdoor clinics. Heras, Roda and other Warrenton residents realize the growing need and interest in community sports. Beth Howser, a parent, group fitness Warrenton Lifestyle



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in exchange for field maintenance. With the creation of the Central Complex, area sports leagues will be able to schedule tournaments for travel teams, which in turn will retain talented athletes in our community and bring visitors here throughout the year. The Central Complex will be open to athletes of all ages and will provide access to clubs of every sport. According to Jimmy Lyon, Central Region Superintendent for Fauquier County, “The plan for the complex includes five baseball diamonds, six rectangular fields, a playground, inlineskating rink, volleyball, concession and restroom facilities, a batting cage, maintenance facility, office and meeting space, a shared use path/equestrian connector trail, and an environmental study area.” The entire complex is scheduled to be completed in several years. Howser is excited about the Central

Complex because “communities rally together to cheer for teams, and that bridges the differences of race, religion or other social differences. Families on a team may not all come from the same neighborhood or background, but when their children are on the field, they are all cheering for the same goal – the children having fun and playing the best game possible.” Even local businesses are eager for the anticipated increase in customers. Amelia Stansell, President of the Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, says local businesses “are excited for the potential economic boost the Central Complex will bring to the Town of Warrenton and Fauquier County as families come enjoy the new facility.” This facility will increase the number of opportunities our community will have to showcase our dining, shopping, and even our overnight accommodations for travel

teams, in addition to other services our community provides. In the movie Field of Dreams, Dr. Archibald “Moonlight” Graham famously describes the ball field as a sanctuary to struggling local farmer Ray Kinsella: “This is my most special place in all the world, Ray. Once a place touches you like this, the wind never blows so cold again.” Because of groups like WYSC and members of the FYSC, Warrenton’s children (and childrenat-heart) have a place to go where they can not only tone and strengthen their bodies, but discover talents and passions, make friendships, grow as leaders, and fall in love with sports. Aimée O’Grady, Warrenton freelance writer, is raising children who will one day take the field at the Central Complex.

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‘We are surrounded by the enemy…’ Part 1: Betty Gray’s diary records the trials of war and occupation by John T. Toler


n December 2012, the Fauquier Historical Society was given a transcript of the Civil War diary kept by Elizabeth Frances Gray, who was born in Fauquier County in 1842. Known throughout her life as “Betty,” she was the daughter of Nathaniel Noble Gray and Sarah Anne Edmonds Gray of “Mill View,” the family home on Dumfries Road, east of Warrenton. By 1938, the hand-written diary had been passed down to Betty’s niece, Elizabeth Cole Gray Bartenstein (1890-1955), and transcribed by Mrs. Bartenstein’s daughter, Miss Elizabeth Cole “Betsy” Bartenstein (1913-1999). Over the years, several Civil War historians shared the Gray diary transcription, and the historical society received its copy from Mr. Dan Cragg, formerly of Fairfax. Mr. Cragg and his colleague, Rev. Carl Schmahl of Warrenton, closely read the dairy, adding detailed endnotes. Rev. Schmahl also prepared a digital version of the document, which he shared with the society. Betty Gray’s family had deep roots in Fauquier County. Her Edmonds forebears built Ivy Hill in Warrenton during Colonial times, and the Fitzhughs owned land along Cedar Run that later became Weston, as well as other properties, in the years after the American Revolution. In addition to Betty, Nathaniel and Sarah Gray had five other children; sons Elias E. (1835-

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the home of James Henry and Betsy Edmonds and their daughter “Dollie;” “Mill Field,” on Cedar Run, where John L. White had his home and gristmill; “Grapewood,” the Warren Fitzhugh place on Rogue’s Road; and “Vint Hill,” owned by Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Low. Near Vint Hill was “Ringwood,” the home of Rev. Thomas Bloomer Balch, who served as pastor of the Greenwich Presbyterian Church from 1833-1835, and maintained his home there until his death. It also housed the Ringwood Seminary, a girls’ school run by Miss Jane Alexander “Janie” Milligan and her sister Isabella. Recollections Betty Gray began recording her observations in a diary in November 1860. In her writings, Betty often refers to herself in the third person, identified simply as “F.” Her first entry was an account of current events. “Political excitement is

Grapewood, near Vint Hill, was the home of Warren Fitzhugh. Now surrounded by a subdivision, this is how Grapewood looked several years ago. Credit: Archives, Virginia Department of Historic Resources, neg. 4568-19. owners, which included “Fleetwood,” the home of Alexander and Alice Edmonds; “Hunter’s Range,” where Horace Ransdell and his daughter Janet lived; “Middleton,” the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Horner; Mt. Sterling, the farm of Dr. Richard Tasker Mitchell; and Melrose Castle, built for Dr. James Murray. Others include “Rockspring,” 14

now raging to such an extent it’s sad to contemplate the natural consequences that will proceed from it,” she wrote. “The North has succeeded in electing her Abolitionist President, Abraham Lincoln.” As was the case in many families in late 1860, there was initial disagreement as to what should happen

next. Betty noted that her father Nathaniel wanted to see the Union preserved, while her brother Elias advocated secession. An unusual entry in March 1861 stated the unfounded and rather humorous rumor that Lincoln had disguised himself in “a Scottish plaid dress” when he entered Washington, D.C. after his election, in order to avoid assassination. With the bombardment of Ft. Sumter in April and Lincoln’s call for troops from Virginia to quell the rebellion, “The cry of coercion aroused Virginia from her submissive slumber and she secedes from the Tyrannical Government of Yankees without delay,” wrote Betty. By the end of May 1861, two of Betty’s brothers had enlisted in Confederate units: Elias joined an infantry company in Nashville, Tennessee, and “…Brother F. (James F.) belongs to Mosby,” wrote Betty. About that time, the Union Army took Alexandria, and Gray kinfolk Judge Edward Henry Fitzhugh and his two daughters fled the city, and came to Mt. Airy. Another cousin, Miss “Gus” Parrott, daughter of John Parrot, also of Alexandria, joined them. “Not withstanding the state of the country, we girls are having an agreeable time,” wrote Betty. “Why look sad? We are in the midst of our relations. It’s true that they fled their homes in the city to flee to our quiet homes for safety, but are not desponding, and are hoping for the best.” Ferdinand Bartenstein (18151884), who became a friend of the family in later years, and his wife Elizabeth Cole Bartenstein (1822-1878) were also refugees from Alexandria. In July 1861, Betty’s brother James returned home quite ill just before the First Battle of Manassas, but managed to join the fight. Those living along Baldwin’s Ridge could hear the cannon fire and see the smoke of the battle. Betty described the outcome as “our great and glorious victory at Bulls Run,” and noted “Brother James stood the brunt of the fight & came out unscathed, while many brave comrades fell at his sides.” There was not much military action to write about during the fall Warrenton Lifestyle



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Union occupation begins Betty’s entry for March 9, 1862 marked a turning point in the war, and the beginning of a new and frightening struggle for the families that lived in the countryside around Warrenton. “How much surprised to learn this morning that our troops are falling back from their stronghold at Manassas and Centreville, where they achieved such victories,” she wrote. “We are now turned out on the commons, who have been so securely fenced in for months by our Southern protection. How we shall stand the reign of the enemy is not pleasant to contemplate.” It was at this time that Betty’s brother William Fitzhugh (“Chew”) left to join Gen. J.E.B. Stuart’s command. Confederate pickets were stationed briefly in Warrenton, and aware of the movement of Union troops into the area, warned civilians to stay with relatives living farther south. “But this advice is too late, (as there is) no conveyance, private or public,” noted

Betty. “Pa has been compelled to sell all of his best horses, rather than have them taken by the Feds …who could stand to see them hacked (ridden off) by a Yankee rogue?” This was just the calm before the storm. On April 1, 1862, “The Federals arrived in Warrenton 8,000 strong, and notwithstanding this Sabbath, the air is filled with the unwelcome sound of martial music,” wrote Betty. “We are surrounded by the enemy, and separated from so many friends… troubles are flowing thick & fast.” The main Union force moved on, but soon others arrived to secure the town. Almost immediately, stories of the depredations of the occupying force began to circulate. On April 17, 1862, five Union soldiers came to “The Retreat,” east of town, and took Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Briggs’ dinner, and stole a horse. Local citizens suspected of sheltering Rebel soldiers in their homes were arrested and confined in a Warrenton Lifestyle




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occupation of Warrenton became harder to bear. “The blessed Yankees are once and again polluting the streets of W.(arrenton) with their unholy tread. The sound of their martial music is now wafting to my ears,” Betty wrote. “ For five days, Abraham’s troops have been sauntering to our door in groups. We have seen the Yankees in all varieties from horse stealer to hen roost robber and penitentiary men. Just caught two in the hen house.” In order to protect his property, Nathaniel Gray hired Albert Wilmer and August Renches, two young German boys, to guard Mill View and Mt. Airy. Again, the Union forces left the area, but were soon replaced by troops commanded by Gen. John Pope. “The topic of the day is about Pope’s order to arrest all peaceful citizens who refuse to take the Oath of Allegiance to the United States, and send them to prison or kindly escort them over the Lines to stay with their Rebel sympathizers,” wrote Betty on Aug. 9, 1862. “Your home will then be confiscated and family turned out of doors. This order has caused more

distress and excitement than any before issued. Numbers of harmless citizens are now hiding in the mountains to escape the grasp of the celebrated ole Scamp.” Pope’s army later met defeat in the Battle of Cedar Mountain, “…and Pope never stopped running until he reached Washington,” Betty noted. “Gen. Halleck has rescinded Pope’s order.” Union troops departed Warrenton, giving the families a chance to catch up with their sons in the war, and help their neighbors. James Gray returned home briefly, “ …looking badly,’ and stayed at Mt. Airy to recuperate. “Two of our friends in the 11th Mississippi have been killed; the rest are well,” Betty recalled in the Aug. 12, 1862 entry. The respite from Union occupation ended again in late August, when it was learned that 5,000 troops were reported at Warrenton Junction. James Gray and the other Confederate soldiers left to rejoin their units. “What a sad change this news brings upon us,” Betty wrote. “How true the saying, ‘The brightest light produces the darkest shade.’” Remarkably, Betty reports nothing in her diary about the Second Battle of Manassas, which took place July 28-30, 1862. Raids, privation, death In late September, Betty resumed her role at the Ringwood Seminary, assisting Miss Janie Milligan with her pupils, including Betty’s sister, Victoria. On Sept. 29, 1862, Elias finally returned to Warrenton. “Thanks to the Good King who has protected him through so many difficulties and sent him safe to us again,” she wrote. Less than a week later, the sounds of fighting were heard nearby, and on Nov. 6, 1862, Union cavalry headquartered at the old church (at Dumfries and Rogue’s Road) came to Mt. Airy looking for Rebel soldiers and threatened to take the family’s hogs and mule. This was just the beginning. As Betty wrote on Nov. 9, 1862: “Entirely surrounded as we are by this lawless army…we may be robbed of all we have. The produce that has been saved by the farmers during their absence, bought up with the hopes of never seeing them, is now being carried off by the Blue Rogues or Red Necks. Warrenton Lifestyle

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“Not less than two regiments are now engaged carrying off Pa’s fine hay, while wagons innumerable are loading in our year’s supply of corn in another field. But this is not an end to our woes. Gangs from eight to 18 are constantly stalking up to our barnyard to steal the poultry, while another clusters on in the woods, shooting our fat shoats. “If we are to check them, their low impudence is unbearable. We learned late this afternoon the fate of Mt. Airy. The whole premises has been robbed, and is now left entirely destitute of every comfort that been laid in for an abundant yearly supply. From the farmyard to the dwelling, from basement to attic, has been searched and robbed. “We have succeeded in getting a guard of three stalwart men. They can keep all jayhawkers from our yard and premises. But nothing can stop the foraging.” The raids continued the next day. . “F. (Betty) has seen a flock of sheep surrounded on the hill, and losing their lives as fast as an uncouth Yankee or foreigner can shoot them. There on the hill back of Mrs. Barber’s, they have butchered two cattle. Between this and Mt. Airy, they are killing one of grandma’s calves. Another squad is milking the cows. A gang of pigs are being chased by the villains at the edge of Cabin Hill Woods, and other little things too numerous to mention.” This round of destruction and privation lasted until Nov. 17, when the Union troops again departed. Word was received in early December that brother W. Fitzhugh Gray was very ill and confined in the Confederate hospital in Gordonsville. Nathaniel Gray immediately set out for Gordonsville.

“After much difficulty Pa has succeeded in bringing poor Chew home. Arrived about 1 o’clock. What a shock it was to see the frame taken from a bed, lying in the vehicle, and brought in. We could scarcely recognize any resemblance to our once robust and cheerful Brother who left home for the wars in March. A perfect wreck, so feeble can scarcely raise himself in bed. What a specimen of the horrors of war we now have before us. Two brothers in less than ten months brought home, one wounded and another ill from exposure.” Just before Christmas 1862, the family learned that on Dec. 13, James had been wounded in the spine during The Battle of Fredericksburg, and had been moved to Richmond, where

he lay paralyzed. Again, Nathaniel Gray headed south to bring home a wounded son. He reached the hospital, and “’Twas there that Pa found him, and after being with him one day & night, saw his noble son breathe out his last,” on Dec. 25, 1862 – his father’s birthday – according to Betty’s Dec. 27, 1862 entry. “Pa could not have borne it without help from above, for he went with the anticipation of bringing home a wounded son. But alas, it was a corpse.” James French Gray was buried in the old Locust Grove cemetery, with a “…large concorde of friends standing around to see the last remains of my dear brother forever hid from my sight,” wrote Betty.

Ringwood was the home of Rev. Thomas B. Balch, as portrayed in an old woodcut. It was used for the Ringwood Seminary, a girls’ school operated by Miss Jane Alexander ‘Janie’ Milligan for many years, and was located on Rogue’s Road, near Vint Hill.

Part 2, to be published in May, deals with the family’s continuing struggle during the Civil War, and the return to a “new normal” after the surrender.

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Histhe quintessential A completely newspoiled musical number beencentral characte about reviving this musical for its 20th Fifteen-year-old Harvey Cheyne, brat, ishasthe mother is near death from sorrow, and his added that features the Gloucester wives. anniversary. “Captains Courageous” is a tale grieved of transformations. The of a millionaire, whoCommunity is too busy with business to be a father has abandoned his son business The Fauquier Theatre show for the whole family. It brings Kipling’s at a time when his archrival is about welcomes Peter Fakoury’s work to the work to the stage in a manner that engagesthe empire boy, Harvey is sent to Europe aboard an ocean liner to completestage his education. Wh to crush everything he has worked so hard as the curtain opens at 8 pm on Fridays and and delights audiences of all ages. cocky heir to millions accidentally tumbles over the deck rail and into the ocean, he is to build. 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hummingbirds and trumpet vines. The current owner spent much of his life abroad and the house contains an intriguing and eclectic collection of objects ranging from a Han Dynasty figurine to African currency and Roman sculpture. In turn they have inspired the furnishings he designs. An extensive collection of china is featured in one of the kitchens. The wall of the main staircase contains numerous 18thand 19th-century prints and drawings, including several by the Czech artist, Jiri Anderle. A broad open lawn sweeps down to the pool offering views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Mr. Barry Dixon, owner.


onservation and preservation have been central to the Warrenton Garden Club and the Garden Club of Virginia from the beginning. This driving tour of 5 properties focuses on an area that contained a luxury spa in the 19th century, providing a healthy environment as well as social enjoyment. In the 1960s the Springs Valley became the focal point for land preservation with the establishment of forceful zoning. The goal was to secure the watershed and prevent construction that would jeopardize this basic need of the community. Today, visitors will enjoy the views of the Blue Ridge Mountains and natural beauty of these open spaces, home to the Warrenton Hunt. The beginning of Historic Garden Week (HGW) dates back to 1927 when a flower show raised and impressive $7,000 to save some of Thomas Jefferson’s original mulberry trees on the lawn at Monticello. The following year, the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) was asked to help landscape Kenmore in Fredericksburg, the home of George Washington’s sister. In 1929, GCV members wrote notes to their friends and invited them to visit Virginia during the last week in April for a “pilgrimage” of historic homes and gardens. The tour lasted 11 days and was the beginning of Historic Garden Week as we know it today. HGW was been produced every year since 1929, with only a brief interruption during World War II when money

Marshfield 8609 SPRINGS ROAD The Appleton Gardens at Marshfield, designed by Coleston Burrell, was named to honor the owner’s grandmother, one of the founders of the Warrenton Garden Club (a founding club of both the Garden Club of Virginia and the Garden Club of America). Trees, ferns, hellebores and thousands of bulbs flank the drive. A rocky rill bordered by white azaleas spills down to the road. The old lawn with majestic trees has been rejuvenated into a series of rooms, each with a decided personality. The boxwood allée combines old boxwood with new plantings of tulips and iphion; the Secret Garden contains a steel sculpture by Boston artist Karen Stanley; the Druidic

Circle is made of an intriguing sculptural grouping of tree roots; and in summer, an open field becomes a riot of wildflowers. A serenity pool next to the house utilizes part of the foundation of the 19th-century house that burned. Today a low brick house nestles under the old trees and is shielded by numerous Japanese maples. Inside, family heirlooms coexist with comfortable modern furnishings. In the library is the baby table belonging to Daniel Webster, the owner’s great-greatgreat-grandfather. References to the gardens outside include the stained-glass windows in the master bath and the powder room as well as a mural called “Field of Poppies.” Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Mitchell, owners. Warrenton Lifestyle

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was sent from the GCV to England to help preserve some of their public gardens that were in peril. HGW is recognized as a significant player in Virginia’s travel industry and is actively promoted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation in coordination with the Garden Club of Virginia. Variety, history and beauty are all hallmarks of this state-wide event. HGW represents the coordinated efforts of 47 member clubs and 3,400 volunteers, almost 200 homeowners and hundreds of others friends, vendors and supporters. One national magazine had this to say about Historic Garden Week in Virginia: “Once revered as the Mother of Presidents, Virginia is more accurately known as the Mother of House Tours.” Proceeds from Historic Garden Week fund the restoration and preservation of Virginia’s historic gardens, and provide graduate level research fellowships for building comprehensive and ongoing records of historic gardens and landscapes in the Commonwealth. Since the first statewide tour, over $17 million has been contributed to these worthwhile causes. Tickets: $30 pp. Single site admission $15pp. Available at any of the houses open for the tour and at tour headquarters. Advance Tickets: $25 pp. www. vagardenweek.org. By mail before April 19, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope and check payable to: The Warrenton Garden Club, P.O. Box 1073, Warrenton, VA 20188. Tickets available until April 21 at The Town Duck, Carter and Spence and Christine Fox.

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TheOaks 8457 OAKS ROAD An extensive park filled with mature trees, including a rare American elm, several varieties of magnolia and the eponymous oaks surrounds the house. Irwin Fleming designed the Classical Revival limestone-trimmed, brick house in the early 1930s for the Reverend and Mrs. Paul Bowden, the present owner’s aunt. A portico with “Tower of the Winds” columns opens into the wide central hallway and graceful stairway. Seven generations of family possessions fill the house. Portraits by the French artist Yves Muller d’Escars are hung throughout, a French 19th-century clock set adorns the mantel in

the gilt drawing room, an early19th-century bed belonging to a Revolutionary-War ancestor and a French Louis XVIII bed grace two of the main guest bedrooms. Zuber wallpaper, depicting various hunts, fills the large dining room. On the second floor the master bedroom runs the full depth of the house and offers views of the Piedmont in three directions. Leave the house via the long porch at the rear and stroll across the lawn dotted with spring bulbs. A stone summerhouse on the north edge of the lawn encourages lingering. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Mr. and Mrs. Richard Gookin, owners.

The clapboard house that sits on a slight rise commanding views toward the Blue Ridge Mountains is actually the skin around three late-18th- and early-19th-century houses. The master bed-room is a log cabin from Wythe County with a later Federal-style mantel and dado. The drawing room was originally in a house in Lunenburg County, but the paneled wall with fireplace flanked by cabinets came from a house in Martinsburg (now in West Virginia). The turned balusters on the early19th-century staircase in the entrance hall are unusual for such an early date. The owners have been careful to preserve original paint

where possible and the faux graining on the cabinets in the family room is said to have been done by the same artist who worked at Monticello. The owners have collected furniture contemporary with the architecture. Many pieces were made in Winchester and Shenandoah Valley workshops. One 18thcentury chest-on-chest was made in Fauquier County. While being faithful to the period of the architecture, this is a family home with drawings of the children on the walls and paintings by the owner. Developing the gardens will be the next project for the history buff owners. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Thorpe, owners.

The original Leeton Forest, summer home of Charles Lee, Attorney General under both Washington and Adams, burned in 1890. It was replaced in 1928 by the Federal-style house designed by Waddy Wood, based on Thomas Jefferson’s design for Ampthill in Goochland County. Many interior details came from Washington houses razed in the 1920s. The broad center hall opens onto the drawing room on one side and the dining room on the other. Above the mantel in the drawing room is a portrait of the present owner with his brother as young boys. Both

rooms are filled with English and American 18th- and early-19th century furniture inherited by the present owner. Of note in the hall is a pair of English 18th-century Rococo gilded looking glasses embellished with hoopoe birds in the chinoiserie style. A sunken sunroom leads out to a walled garden room with roses within boxwood-edged beds. A woodland walk flanked by hostas and azaleas leads to the terraced pool area. Mature American and English boxwood frame open lawns and surround formal beds filled with a variety of spring blooms.

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The dance series at the Marshall Community Center continues, with the Silver Tones Swing Band performing at the second of three dances of Swing Into Spring! The band and vocal trio will return to bring you all your Big Band favorites, including Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing, Sing, Sing, Don’t Sit Under Apple Tree, Begin the Beguine, and Mambo Italiano. The Swing Into Spring! dances will continue on Friday, May 29. Come shake off the winter cobwebs and get swinging with the Silver Tones! The Marshall Community Center is located at 4133 Rectortown Road, less than a mile off I-66, exit 28. Complimentary refreshments will be served. Swing dance lesson is included in admission and starts at 7 pm. Band plays at 7:30 pm. $10 per person. Call 540-422-8580 for more information.

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Urologist Dr. Kate Sullivan, of Fauquier Health Urology in Warrenton, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15, about diagnosing and treating urology symptoms. Urology is a specialty that deals with diseases of the male and female urinary tract -including kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra -- and male reproductive organs. Dr. Sullivan says that while people think of urological conditions as men’s issues, she disagrees. “Women, like men, can also have kidney stones, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and incontinence.” Indeed, kidney stones are one of the most common problems she encounters. At the April 15 presentation, Dr. Sullivan will discuss bladder, prostate and kidney cancer, hematuria, urinary incontinence and overactive bladder. She will go over signs and symptoms, along with treatment options. The talk will take place in the Sycamore Room at Fauquier Hospital. A free prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening will be available after the lecture.

Therapeutic Team Members Discuss Techniques for Children with Autism To recognize Autism Awareness Month, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 8, members of the Fauquier Health Outpatient Pediatric Clinic team will lead a discussion on the types of therapy that can help children with autism spectrum disorder. Children with autism can greatly benefit from pediatric physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy services. Experts at the Fauquier Health Outpatient Pediatric Clinic offer a team approach that can address balance, coordination, strength, self-regulation, self-care skills including dressing/feeding independence, sensory skills, and language and social interaction. The April 8 event will take place in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room, and will be an interactive discussion with the pediatric therapy team: Christina Sink, MS, CCC -SLP, speech language pathologist; Courtney Albrecht PT, DPT, physical therapist; and Sherrie Beres MOT /L, occupational therapist.

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wandered around the bush by themselves. She remembers splashing in elephant footprints left in the sandy riverbed and seeing lions and elephants wander through their yard – but never being afraid of them. She was, however, scared of the snakes, but her father was a fairly adept snakecatcher and would then take them to snake farms for venom-milking. “Looking back, I am amazed we survived our childhood, but we not only survived, we thrived. I was less afraid of animals than people, and returning to civilization, going to school, and integrating into normal society was difficult for me,” Brooke said. Brooke was influenced by and inherited her creative talents from her parents, who were both artists and voracious readers. In her elementary years, Brooke found and read her mother’s “penny horribles,” the sensationalized Victorian novels. And if she couldn’t find a book, “I’d go into my mother’s pantry and read the writing on the cans and boxes. Well, it was something to do.” At age nine, Brooke was given a reading test with the rest of her class. After Brooke aced the test, her teacher ran off to call the principal. “What shall I do with her?” the teacher asked. “Anything you like,” he responded and left. Brooke started reading the classics while her classmates started on “Dick and Jane.” Although reading and writing came naturally to Brooke at a young age, it was painting that captured

her creative senses throughout most of her adulthood. After moving to South Africa when she was 19, Brooke married an American from the State Department and then spent five years living in India and Indonesia. When Brooke finally settled in Virginia, at the age of 28, she enrolled in Northern Virginia Community College and earned her associate degree in illustration and commercial art. “During my first years in Warrenton, I painted a lot. I’d paint every day, and specialized in watercolor.” Brooke also taught watercolor painting for many years out of her home and her paintings are still shown in the Berkley Gallery on Main Street today. “I love color, light and tone, and to understand how to translate that into a painting is challenging but satisfying at the same time…I enjoy teaching others about tone and color because it is often the least understood thing in painting…I love the transparency of watercolor, and enjoy the challenge of making my paintings glow.” As much as she loved painting, Brooke started to feel like there was something more trying to get out… something more she could create. After finding their mother’s diary after her death, Brooke and her sister got the idea to write a novel about life in Africa. This turned into Brooke’s first novel, “Talk to the Moon.” After trying, with no luck, to finish the sequel to “Talk to the Moon,” Brooke felt a different story pushing its way to the surface. Two months later she finished her first young

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In 2010, a former U.S. Marine jet pilot was caring for his wife of twentysix years, Roseann, who required daily IVs and feeding through a tube in her chest. The veteran attack pilot had incurred many major injuries in his military career and in sports, but nothing was as difficult watching his spouse suffer. On December 28th of that year, former Marine Captain Ralph Crafts heard about kombucha (pronounced kom-BOO-cha) from his wife’s Medicaid attendant (kombucha is produced by fermenting sweet black tea with a culture of bacteria and yeast, and is available in many health/natural food stores. Its origin has been traced back to ancient China). The Medicaid attendant suggested the drink to Ralph for stress relief, as he had served as the primary caregiver for his ill wife for seven years. As a former Marine jet pilot, Ralph’s idea of a stress relief drink was a good bourbon, not a health shake, so he reluctantly followed up on the suggestion and found a national brand of kombucha at the local natural market. He was turned off by the taste: “It was awful!” But, the following day, as fortune would have it, an article on the health benefits of kombucha ran in the Food section of The Washington Post. As he flipped through the paper, the article caught his attention. Proponents claimed kombucha tea could stimulate the immune system, help with the side effects of medications (e.g., chemotherapy and antibiotics), help with digestive issues, and improve liver function, among other health benefits. One of his wife’s critical challenges at 34

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Main Street, as well as a new location that the couple recently opened up in Fredericksburg. Owlsey feels they have a good thing with the store. “I like meeting people and talking with our customers. Over the years it has become a meeting place for people. I also like working with Fair Trade. It is a feel-good practice. We aren’t just consuming. We are helping people who are trying to make their way out of poverty.” Over the years, Owlsey has had the chance to visit other countries and meet the people who create Latitudes’ boutique items. “It is amazing to meet the artisans,” he says. “I love being able to make a difference in their lives, and through the shop in Warrenton, local residents can help, too.” Owsley appreciates the ways in which Latitudes’ customers have taken ownership in the shop. “They seem to think that it’s cool that little Warrenton has a shop like this, and they are eager to share it with their friends. Our customers generate a lot of energy for the store. We couldn’t have a better place for our shop.” But Latitudes hasn’t been the only beneficiary of Owsley’s newfound free time. An April retirement coupled with uncertain plans meant that Owsley had the chance to devote his first few months of freedom to farming his family’s land. Owsley had been farming for over twenty years, taking brief breaks only when his growing family took precedence over growing crops. For the last eight years, Owsley has also operated a pumpkin patch that has grown by word of mouth, but he knew he could do more. Today, he farms five of the ten acres on his property and grows corn, tomatoes, strawberries and much more. Last year, he and a neighbor sold these items at a roadside stand and supplemented what they weren’t able to grow successfully from other farmers. Once the growing season ended, Terry planted a winter cover crop and turned his attention to opening the second Latitudes store in Fredericksburg. Owsley’s 2015 plans are still up in the air. With two shops to co-manage and a five-acre farm to maintain, he is rethinking operating a full-scale farm, but does plan to have open a You-Pick operation from his 1,500 strawberry plants this summer. When asked what Owsley misses about Sprint, he is quick to answer, “Nothing. It is exciting to set off on a new career and pursue passions: those that I’ve had for a long time and those that I have only recently discovered.” Looking back over his life here in Fauquier County, Owsley feels that “there is no better place in the world to raise a family. Our four kids have all gone through the Fauquier school system. We have dedicated teachers and bright students. Our county has beautiful landscapes and a rich history. Farming my family’s land has become a spiritual experience for me. I feel renewed, strengthened and at peace when I am working the land.” Owsley isn’t sure what the future holds. “The shop is our priority at this time,” he says, and so he is mulling over the idea of finding someone to farm the family land. But one thing is certain: having received so much from the Warrenton community over the years as he and Lee raised their family, Owsley is happy to spend his “retirement” paying it forward. Whether he is adding to the Warrenton economy through the shop on Main Street, or selling baskets of organically-grown tomatoes from his farm, Terry Owsley’s second act will be all about giving back. Aimée O’Grady is a freelance writer in Warrenton. Warrenton Lifestyle

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Outside Containment In contrast to large scale commercial farms, the majority of pet chickens are allowed some access to forage and exercise outside. If you are able to supervise your chickens and have low risk for predators, then true free range may be a viable option. However, for the majority of people in our area constructing an enclosed yard, pen, or run may be the safest. Assembling outside containment can be as easy as putting together a prefabricated dog run, hammering in t-posts with chicken or welded wire, or as complicated as building a fully predator proof fence with under ground wiring and roofing. Consider the layout of your yard, risk, and your other pets when making your installation.

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Community Events • Marshall United Methodist Church will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt. This year it will be a glow in the dark egg hunt. Join in the fun for pizza, a movie and egg hunt. 8405 West Main Street, Marshall. Wednesday, April 1st from 5:30-7:00pm

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• On April 4th the Warrenton Community Center will be hosting a free Easter Egg Hunt the Hippity Hoppity From 1011:30am located at 430 E Shirley Ave, Warrenton. • The Vint Hill Theatre will be hosting a Big Hero 6 family movie night on Friday, April 17th at 7pm located at 4225 Aiken Drive, Warrenton. • Grace Bible Church will be holding a free clothing give away for babies, children, men and woman’s clothing on April 18th at 4387 Free State Rd, Marshall. This event is free and open to everyone in our community. Donations of hangers and good condition clothing can be dropped off at the church a week prior to the sale. Contact 540-364-3832 for additional information. • Family Earth Day Festival is Saturday, April 25th from 1-5pm at C.M. Crockett Park. Hands on activities and exhibits for the whole family. Stay late for Astronomy viewing beginning at 7pm. $8 per vehicle for county residents.

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tiny cottage in the heart of old town hosts a quaint French-influenced bistro, Renee’s Gourmet To Go offers locals an upscale twist on quick lunches. Simple and sophisticated this restaurant has served homemade soups, fresh salads, robust sandwiches and delicate desserts for over a decade. Owner Renee Yount has created a warm atmosphere circulating with friendly staff, local chatter, heavenly aromas and soft music. “It’s a “grab and go” pretty much, it cuts down on the wait time,” Yount mentioned. “People feel like they’re getting their food fast but it’s not fast food.” Taking the idea of ‘to-go” the restaurant is set up for customers to self-serve the majority of the menu items. A large cold counter with vibrant green salads, fresh fruit and desserts; a table displays the soups du jour, a beverage corner with coffee, tea, lemonade, water and soft drinks; and a refrigerated cabinet that features neatly packed sandwiches and an assortment of quiches are available for easy accessibility. Renee’s offers four garden fresh salads; the most popular is the House Salad topped with pecans, cranberries, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette dressing. The Garden, Classic Chicken Ceasar and Cobb round out the menu. Also available are salad platters like the Tarragon Chicken Salad and Tuna Salad. Soups are a staple here with over 70 varieties served 57

throughout the year. Two soups are available each day like Sweat Pea and Mint, Lemon Chicken Artichoke and Sausage Lentil. Weekly recurrences are the Black Bean Chili on Thursdays and the She-Crab on Fridays. “Black Bean Chili and She Crab are by far customers favorites,” Yount said about her soups. “I never rotate them, I have them every week.” There are eighteen sandwiches on Renee’s menu. Chilled sandwiches are stacked in the refrigerated cabinet for pick-up, with the Egg Salad, the Tzatziki Veggy Wrap and the Turkey Wrap being most favored. “The Smoked Turkey with Havarti and Cranberry Mayo is like Thanksgiving on a sandwich,” Yount laughed. In addition to their cold sandwiches, they offer hot and madeto-order. Most notable are the Mango with turkey with Cheddar Cheese and a sweet mango chutney; the 3 Cheese Grilled Cheese; the Cubano with ham,

turkey, Swiss cheese and pickles; and the Rajun Cajun with turkey, Pepper Jack cheese, pepper jelly and onions. Renee’s personal favorite is their Famous B.L.T. piled high with warm bacon. Top off the afternoon with a little sweet, they regularly carry homemade desserts like Lemon Bars, Cheesecake Bars, Carrot Cake slices, and soft cookies. Renee’s Gourmet To Go is located at 15 S 3rd Street near Frame Craft and Mt. Zion Baptist Church between Main and Lee St. They are open five days a week: Monday through Friday 11:00am to 3:00pm. Renee’s can also cater midday meetings, local luncheons and more with party platters and box lunches. For more information or to check out their menu please visit their website at www.reneestogo.com. Give them a call to hear the soups of the day or to place an order for pick up at (540) 341-2935.

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The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and non-advertisers. Please contact us if you believe any information provided is inaccurate.

Airlie Garden Bistro

(877) 988-7541 • 6809 Airlie Road www.airlie.com

Enjoy modern Virginian cuisine centered on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients in an upscale setting. Menus include sophisticated dishes that honor the labor of love and sustainable practices of local farmers. Seasonal cocktails, local wine, and Virginia craft beers complement the menu at The Garden Bistro and allow for a true taste of The Old Dominion State. Open for Sunday brunch from 10:30 to 2:30 and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

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China Jade

El Toro

Authentic Chinese, Thai, Fusion, and Seafood cuisine. Offer lunch buffet everyday. Feature China Jade specialties and Kid’s menu (includes chicken wings and grilled cheese). Casual dress.

Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. Menu has lunch specials and traditional entrees like chimichangas, burritos, and quesadillas. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or takeout.

(540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Highway

China Restaurant

(540) 351-0580 • 589 Frost Avenue www.chinarestaurantva.com

Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 minimum and within 5 mile radius).

(540) 341-2044 •105 W Lee Highway www.applebees.com

Claire’s at the Depot

Black Bear Bistro

Casual yet elegant restaurant offering locally inspired seasonal American cuisine. The service is as rst rate as the food. Open for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sundays. Broad wine list and craft beers available.

(540) 428-1005 • 2/34 Main Street www.blackbearbistro.com

Restaurant offering local beers and wines, soups and salads, appetizers, and entrees. A wide variety of American food with a twist. Try the muffaletta sandwich! Also features Sweeney’s Cellar, located one oor below.

(540) 351-1616 • 65 S Third Street www.clairesrestaurant.com

(540) 341-0126 • 86 Broadview Avenue

Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar

(540) 341-8800 • 251 W Lee Highway #177

Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.

Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room (540) 347-4205 • 9236 Tournament Drive www.fauquiersprings.com

Country Cookin’

(540) 349-9120 • 623 Frost Avenue www.countrycookin.com

Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends.

(540) 216-3940 • 34 Main Street

Covert Cafe

Five Guy’s Restaurant

Burger King

Serving up home-style, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, sweets like gobs and muf ns, and side items like potato and macaroni salad.

Foster’s Grille

The Brick at Black Bear Bistro Offering wood- red brick oven pizzas, Italian inspired appetizers and desserts.

(540) 347-3199 • 34 Broadview Avenue www.bk.com

Café Torino

(540) 347-2713 • 388 Waterloo Street cafetorinoandbakery.com

Restaurant offering authentic Italian pasta, seafood, appetizers, and desserts. Breakfast served in the morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, pasta, and more. Dinner usually requires reservation and is only available Thursday thru Saturday. Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress.

Carousel Frozen Treats

(540) 351-0004 •346 Waterloo Street www.carouselfrozentreats.com

Soft-serve ice cream, milkshakes, fried-oreo’s, smoothies, hot dogs, sliders, grilled cheese and boardwalk fries.


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(540) 351-6155 • 7168 Lineweaver Road www.covertcafe.com

(540) 878-2066 • 6441 Lee Highway www.fiveguys.com (540) 349-5776 • 20 Broadview Avenue www.fostersgrille.com


(540) 347-0401 • 323 Comfort Inn Drive www.dennys.com

Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available.

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(540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Highway www.dominos.com

El Agave

(540) 351-0011 • 251 W Lee Highway www.el-agave.com

Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of delicacies for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Menu has specials for lunch and dinner combinations including fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out.

(540) 428-1999 • 73 Main Street

Offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a vaiet of deli sandwiches, salads, subs and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.

Frost Diner

(540) 347-3047 • 55 Broadview Avenue

24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.

Great Harvest Bread Co. (540) 878-5200 • 108 Main Street www.warrentonbread.com

Loaves of bread handcrafted using whole grain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery. Sandwiches, muf ns and a coffee bar.

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Hidden Julles Café

(540) 316-3121 •70 Main Street #22

A cafe serving a wide selection of fresh and organic foods like stacked sandwiches, fruit smoothies, salads and more.

IHOP Restaurant

(540) 428-1820 • 6445 Lee Highway www.ihop.com

Joe & Vinnie’s

(540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Highway www.joeandvinniespizza.net

Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice.

KFC/Long John Silver

(540) 347-3900 • 200 Broadview Avenue www.kfc.com

Ledo Pizza

(540) 341-8580 8504 Fletcher Drive www.ledopizza.com

Never cutting corners this pizza, sub and pasta shop serves many Italian favorites. Known for their large square pizzas, Ledos also carries fresh salads, calzones, shareable appetizers and sandwich combos. Casual attire.

Little Caesars

251 West Lee Hwy 668 www.littlecaesars.com

LongHorn Steakhouse

(540) 341-0392 • 505 Fletcher Drive www.longhornsteakhouse.com

Mandarin Buffet & Sushi

(540) 341-1962 •514 Fletcher Drive

Authentic Chinese restaurant offering a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, and meats.

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Manor House Restaurant at Poplar Springs 800-490-7747 •5025 Casanova Rd

Chef Kenneth Hughes returns to Poplar Springs to lead the Manor House Restaurant’s culinary team. Classically trained, Chef Hughes blends “old world table” cuisine together with an emphasis on fresh food from raw and artisanal local sources. Enjoy the new à la carte selections for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. And they do so in an ambience that is elegant, yet unpretentious: a eldstone manor house with stained glass windows, a soaring replace, a richly appointed bar, and a terrace overlooking a quiet rural countryside.


(540) 347-7888 •351 Broadview Avenue

McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (540) 347-7200 • 380 Broadview Avenue www.mcmahonsirishpub.com

Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Relaxed environment offering traditional Irish favorites. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week. Irish Music Seisuin and Dinner Special on Sundays. Free Wi-Fi. Private dining room available. Full bar area with happy hour specials and appetizer menu. Valet Parking Friday and Saturday Evenings. Outdoor Patio. Live entertainment. Casual dress.

Mojitos & Tapas

(540) 349-8833 • 251 W Lee Highway #157 www.mojitosandtapas.com

The only true Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the state of Virginia. Authentic Cuban staples, Spanish tapas and a wide variety of mojitos. Family owned, smoke-free. Open for lunch and dinner. Known for their signature Cuban sandwich and seafood Paella. Happy Hour, Ladies Nights and Special Events. Full bar. Casual dress.

Molly’s Irish Pub

(540) 349-5300 • 36 Main Street www.mollysirishpub.com

Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, fun environment. Traditional Irish fare and lots of sandwiches available. Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full bar. Live entertainment four nights a week.

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The Natural Marketplace (540)349-4111 • 5 Diagonal Street

Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available.

Northside 29

(540)347-3704 •5037 Lee Highway

Comfort food at its best. Featuring Greek/ American specialities this restaurant is family owned and operated. Banquet room available.

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse

(540) 349-5050 • 139 W Lee Highway

Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, sh and sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, family environment.

Outback Steakhouse

(540) 349-0457 • 6419 Lee Highway www.outback.com

Panera Bread

(540) 341-4362 •251 W Lee Highway www.panerabread.com

Papa John’s Pizza

(540) 349-7172 • 322 W Lee Hwy www.papajohns.com

Pizza Hut

(540) 347-5444 • 95 Broadview Avenue www.pizzahut.com


(540) 349-7171 • 251 W Lee Highway www.pizzarama.com

Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée restaurant. Available for pickup and delivery. Offer both hot and toasted and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and calzones also available.

Red Truck Bakery

(540) 347-2224 • 22 Waterloo Street www.redtruckbakery.com

Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available.


Join us on Thursdays for “Virginia Winemakers” wine and beer tasting and Fridays for live music. Pair with our light menu, and you have the perfect casual evening.

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red, hot & Blue

(540) 349-7100 8 360 Broadview Avenue www.redhotandblue.com

renee’s Gourmet to Go

(540) 347-2935 • 15 S Third Street

Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or grab-and-go options available. Soups are the specialty at Renee’s – each day there are two news soups. She-crab soup available every Friday. Catering and business lunches available.

ruBy tuesdAy

(540) 341-4912 • 74 Blackwell Park Ln www.rubytuesday.com

siBBy’s restAurAnt & lounGe (540) 347-3764 •11 S. 2nd Street www.sibbysbbq.com

Catering - Banquet Room. Home of Boss Hawg BBQ


(540) 349-0950 • 41 W Lee Hwy #53 102 Broadview Avenue • www.subway.com

sunny hills AmericAn Grill 79 Main Street • (540) 351-0550

Restaurant conveniently located on Main Street. Offer breakfast until 10:30 am, and burgers, wings, entrees and more for lunch and dinner. Check out their soup du jour as well.


(540) 347-9669/9666 • 5063 Lee Highway

Authentic hand-tossed New York style pizza. Dough made fresh daily on premise. Family owned and operated since 1974 - three generations. Voted Best Pizza in 2012.

sWeet froG

(540)359-6401 • 488 Fletcher Drive www.sweetfrogyogurt.com

A self serve frozen yogurt shop, serving all natural frozen yogurt with a toppings bar that is full of sweet treats to customize your creation.

tAco Bell

(540) 341-4206 • 316 W Lee Hwy www.tacobell.com

tippy’s tAco house

(540) 349-2330 • 147 W Shirley Avenue www.tippystacohouse.com

Mexican restaurant offering different quality specials everyday. Menu offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts and more. Dine-in or takeout. Open for Breakfast at 7am. Casual dress.

top’s chinA restAurAnt

(540) 349-2828 • 185 W Lee Highway

Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.

tropicAl smoothie cAfé

(540) 428-1818 • 251 W Lee Hwy #679 www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com

Café offering bistro sandwiches, wraps, gourmet salads, soups, and smoothies. Meals served with either chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two combination. Catering and kid’s menu available.

vocelli pizzA

(540) 349-5031 •484 Blackwell Road www.vocellipizza.com

WAterloo cAfé

(540) 349-8118 • 352 Waterloo Street

Asian food available for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. Wide range of dishes available to order. Dishes served with a side of white rice. Casual dress.


(540) 347-5528 • 281 Broadview Avenue • www. wendys.com

yen chenG

(540) 347-4355 • 294 W Lee Highway www.yencheng.com

First Chinese Restaurant in Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties and daily combos. Also offer a healthy food section and thai food options.

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