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OLYMPICS Training champions, building confidence, and having fun! Athlete Tanner Kerby runs with his partner Kelsey Deverin.






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Last month, our little family grew by four feet. Introducing our new little girl, Pippa! I hinted last month in my Letter from the Editor that we were considering, like Dr. Seuss, what pet should we get? My husband, Seth, and I had been talking about getting a dog for a long time. Seth grew up with a Golden Retriever and my family and I raised two Labradors for Canine Companions for Independence (CCI, cci.org) when I was in high school, so it seemed only natural that our little fur baby be a Labrador Retriever. I spoke a lot with our resident pet expert, Charlotte Wagner of Duskland Dogs Training & Behavior, about buying from a breeder - what questions to ask, what to look for, etc. Coincidentally, she recently wrote an article about it and it’s featured in this issue. If you’re considering buying a puppy in the near future, I highly recommend you absorb all the wonderful information Charlotte provides. We were blessed to find an amazing family breeder with over 40 years of breeding, sporting, and competing experience in addition to a genuine love and care for their dogs. After spending time getting to know their family, Seth and I just knew that this was where we would find our little girl. Pippa has taken to our family well. Naturally it’s a huge adjustment for everyone, but a good one. Schedules are changing and new norms are forming. I am watching far less television. Seth is spending a lot less time on the computer. We’re getting down on the floor and playing fetch and being smothered in puppy love. We can’t wait to take her hiking in the Shenandoah or just out for lunch on Main Street. Seth and I look forward to Pippa being able to bless many other people by training her to be a therapy dog in hospitals and assisted living facilities. It really is amazing how much one dog can lift your spirits. With a laid-back, focused, and fun personality, Pippa seems designed for her future job. But for now, we’re enjoying puppy snuggles and playtime.

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the SPECIAL OLYMPICS Helping our athletes become champions by Linda Wiltse, Sandy Chamberlin, Adrienne Payette, and Neil Rossmeissl


n 1968, Eunice Kennedy Shriver founded the Special Olympics organization. Shriver saw firsthand the effects of an intellectual disability as she watched her sister, Rosemary, struggle to find acceptance. Shriver became a pioneer for the rights and acceptance of people with intellectual disabilities. She believed that individuals with developmental delays were more capable than given credit and that sports could be a way to highlight those capabilities. Special Olympics has since grown to become a worldwide organization with over 4.5 million athletes in more than 170 countries. The mission statement of the Special Olympics reads, “Special Olympics provides year round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community.” For several years, starting in 1975 and through the early 1980s, although Fauquier County was not part of the Special Olympics,


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Fauquier County Public Schools (FCPS) held a Special Education Field Day for all students receiving special education services. This event was held on a school day and students in qualifying school programs were bused to Fauquier High School (FHS) for a day of fun events. In 1984, Fauquier joined the Special Olympics Organization and for the first few years the Special Olympics the only “games” was still the one track and field meet held on a Saturday in April. Gradually, programs expanded to include more sports, practices, tournaments and social events. Fauquier County now has approximately 80 registered athletes. All Special Olympics athletes must be at least eight years old (there is no maximum age). Children ages two through sevenyears-old can qualify for the Young Athletes program which consists of games and activities to develop motor skills. This program, however, is not yet available in Fauquier County. Special Olympics athletes must also be identified by an agency or professional as having an intellectual disability. And finally, participation in all events requires athletes to have a physical from a medical professional and a completed Athlete Medical and Athlete Release Form a minimum of every three years. Special Olympics is Above: The 2016 Basketball team a place where athletes during practice. Back row - Coach can find an opportunity Brizzi, DJ Payette, Sam George, Amber to participate in their Fenimore, Nick Scaring, Michael communities, develop Tekampe, Victor Lanier, Darius Green, Nathan Sherrill, Ben Scaring and belief in themselves, Maddie Griese. Front Row - Camille and feel like champions. Goodall, Amelia Cohen, Rebecca The organization offers Adgate, Virginia Kimberlin, Jesse a wide variety of yearPhilpott, Aric Noble, and Sarah Yates.



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Left: Athlete Tanner Kerby throws a javelin during the Track & Field event. Below: The 2014 Bowling Tournament. From left to right - Chris Obrecht, Heather Cogley, Katie Schlenker, Sarah Yates, Camille Goodall, Karis Fleury, Mike Wandurski, and Veronica Brown.

round sports and competitive events in aquatics, basketball, bowling, tennis, track and field, and the newest sport, volleyball. They also maintain all sports by continuing to provide all equipment, training, uniforms, some meals at competitions, and rental facilities cost free to every athlete. Fauquier Special Olympics athletes are very fortunate to have Coach Wayne Brizzi, FHS boys’ varsity basketball coach, as their coach. Coach Brizzi has volunteered his time each week since 2008 for practice as well as on tournament weekends. The basketball players have made wonderful progress with skills under his expert direction. The team has basketball practice on Sundays beginning in October, ending with the State Tournament in March. They also participate in at least two regional tournaments to prepare for state competition. For the last two years, Fauquier Special Olympics has participated as a unified team. Although bowling was one of the early sports, the bowling team had to end when the local lanes closed. The team started back up at lanes in Manassas in September 2014. Practices are on Saturdays beginning in late September until mid March. The team is quickly rebuilding with an enthusiastic and fun group of athletes. The first tournament at the location was held on March 12, 2016. The athletes are growing and improving their skills and look forward to attending other tournaments and state competitions. Tennis begins in late May or early June. This is a relatively new sport and is played both on inside and outside courts. The athletes are working on skills in preparation to begin competing. As a summer sport, tennis practice ends in August when school starts. The team plans are to enter competition very soon. Volleyball, the newest sport added at the end of last year, is growing in popularity. The athletes love the sport and the coach. Tim George, a board member and athlete parent, has extensive experience as a volleyball coach and has a good understanding of the techniques needed to help Special Olympics athletes learn the game and love it. The Track and Field Program began in 1985 as a more structured sport competition, however, it still included many of the fun and noncompetitive activities. In 2013, the format of the competition changed in order to make it more supportive


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of Special Olympics competitive rules. Additional races were added including a relay, shot put, javelin and running broad jump events. Also added were mandatory practice days prior to the meet in order to teach the appropriate skills needed for the events. The annual Track and Field event continues to have the greatest number of participants with 40 to 50 athletes. This year’s meet will be held at Fauquier High School on April 16, 2016. The meet begins with an opening ceremony starting at 10:00 a.m. Spectators are invited to come, watch, and cheer as these brave and spirited athletes compete. The aquatics program was initiated in 1996 and due to the technical nature of the sport, it runs the entire competitive season, from September to May. Practices are on Saturday and Sunday, since many cannot attend both days. This allows athletes the ability to participate in other sports that may conflict with the aquatics schedule. The program’s objective is first to teach athletes how to deal with unexpected events safely in case they fall into a pool or body of water. The second objective is to teach all of the swimming strokes legally according to USA Swimming rules so they can compete in meets without getting disqualified. The coaches, Colleen and Neil Rossmeissl, have many years of experience coaching USA High School and summer swimming. Rossmeissl is also the area coordinator for the Special Olympics. Three years ago the manager of the Marriott Ranch approached Special Olympics and offered to hold an annual picnic for the athletes and their families. It is the highlight and social event of the year. The Ranch provides wonderful food and games in a beautiful setting. It is a tribute to Special Olympics athletes and their families provided by a very generous sponsor.

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Above: The 2015 Polar Plunge. Board members, from left to right, Greg Goodall, Adrienne Payette, Linda Wiltse, athlete Camille Goodall, Sandy Chamberlin, athlete Edward Kuta, and Neil Rossmeissl. For the past three years, Kuta has been the highest fundraiser at the Polar Plunge, raising upwards of $3,000. Right: The 2016 Volleyball Team. Back row - Rob Yates (parent), Patrick Casey, Aric Noble, Nathan Sherrill, Darius Green, Coach Tim George, Sam George, Cody Lanham, Greg Goodall (parent). Front Row - Sarah Yates, Madison Adams, Camille Goodall, Ashley Makely, Trina Green (parent).

Area 27 Fauquier Special Olympics is involved in two major fundraising events each year. One is the annual NOVA Polar Plunge, which is sponsored and endorsed by Special Olympics Virginia. This fundraiser helps sustain the athletic programs and participation in tournaments. The other is the Give Local Piedmont online fundraiser which assists with the same goals. Fauquier Special Olympics relies entirely on private donation to maintain and sustain the athletic programs and is a 100% volunteer-led and run local organization. All proceeds raised go directly into the program. In the future, the Special Olympics hopes to expand the number of sports offered and increase the number of athletes served. This can only be done with more volunteers willing to take on coaching or assistant coaching responsibilities. This requires a commitment of a minimum of 8-10 practices and eventually participation in tournaments and meets. It also means a steady income of donations that can completely fund the new programs without cutting or shortchanging current sports. ❖


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To donate, please contact Linda Wiltse at ljvtw4@gmail.com For more information about volunteering, please contact Sandy Chamberlin at s_chamberlin@msn.com. For more information on becoming an athlete, please contact Linda Wiltse at ljvtw4@gmail.com.

Linda Wiltse, Sandy Chamberlin, Adrienne Payette, Neil Rossmeissl are part of the six-member all-volunteer council for Special Olympics Fauquier (Area 27). Linda Wiltse has been involved since the early days of the school-sponsored field day for special education students. She is currently the treasurer, bowling coach, and athlete coordinator. Sandy Chamberlin, a council member since 2006, is the volunteer coordinator, basketball assistant coach, and tennis coach. Adrienne Payette joined the council in 2013 and is also the parent of an athlete. She is the fundraising coordinator and active in advertising and chapter news on social media.Area coordinator Neil Rossmeisll has served on the council since 1996. In addition, Neil is the aquatics and track and field coach.

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Beth Potter, MS, RD. Potter is the Fauquier Health Wellness Center’s new dietitian. To contact her, please call 540-316-2640.

eth Potter, MS, RD, is the Fauquier Health Wellness Center’s new dietitian, but she is also a Fauquier Health veteran. Potter first came to Fauquier Hospital in 1997 and was the outpatient dietitian for seven years. She then worked as an inpatient dietitian and clinical nutrition manager. After a year pursuing other endeavors, she says, “coming back to Fauquier Health feels like a homecoming!” Many of the patients she’s worked with over the last year have had diabetes and needed to better manage their blood sugar. As a result, Beth has developed a strong background in diabetes management. Beth will present a talk on nutrient density at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 12, in Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room. Often nutrition experts tell us how much to eat and what not to eat. Beth will focus instead on food quality — how to make sure you are getting the nutrition you need from your food. She’ll discuss the foods that provide the vitamins and minerals we all need to be healthy. ❖

Fauquier Health Collects Unused Medication & Sharps


hat do you do with the medications in your cabinet that have expired or are no longer being used? If you toss them in the garbage or flush them down the toilet, they may filter into the groundwater and end up in lakes and streams. To provide an alternative to this environmental hazard, Fauquier Health will hold an unused medication and sharps collection day on Saturday, April 23. Residents may drive by the Medical Office Building on the Hospital Hill campus between the hours of 9 a.m. and noon to dispose of unused medications and sharps (needles and other sharp instruments). Instructions: • Medicine should be in original packaging if possible. • Personal information should be blacked out with a marker. • Return sharps in rigid plastic or metal containers (no soft-sided plastic that sharps can penetrate). • No businesses or doctor’s offices, please. ❖


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Fauquier County succumbs to the rising popularity of chess


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he spectacle is becoming more and more difficult to ignore. In the warmer months it was mainly at the outdoor tables of Carousel Frozen Treats or picnic area at Eva Walker Park near the Warrenton Library. Now it has migrated to Panera, Starbucks, The Black Bear Bistro, and of course, Molly’s Irish Pub. Wherever your errands take you, you’ll see more and more people playing chess. What’s with the local uptick in this ancient game? Two answers. In the autumn of 2013, chess was graced with a special world champion in the Norwegian player Magnus Carlsen.


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His intrigue not only stems from the fact that he is the first western-hemisphere player to hold the crown since the enigmatic Bobby Fischer, but from his natural charisma and talent. Despite the fact that Carlsen is a contracted fashion model for international clothing brand G-Star and has attained the highest technical chess rating in history (by a wide margin), he is also strikingly unassuming and soft-spoken. Chess now has an ambassador that persons of any age or style can both appreciate and admire. Adding more fuel to his popularity, the official 2016 World Chess Championship will take place in the


autumn right here in the USA - in New York City, New York! Chess is also gaining in popularity because, as the saying goes, nothing can stop progress. In this case - academic educational progress. Chess in the elementary academic classroom has been a tradition in many countries, most notably Russia, for the better part of a century. For more than 30 years in the United States, chess in the classroom has been an integral part of the prestigious elementary schools in our major cities. It’s no coincidence that many of America’s current best chess players, such as 4-time U.S.

Champion Hikaru Nakamura, 7-time U.S. female champion Irina Krush, and world championship contender Fabiano Caruana were forged in the hallowed halls of New York City’s Marshall Chess Club. In the autumn of 2014, chess in academics also sprouted right here in Fauquier County, VA. Its rate of growth is only increasing. Why chess in the classroom? Chess teaches the student how to think. It is an instrument that challenges all facets of a student’s mind - logic, abstraction, memory, intuition, psychology, creativity, concentration, calculation, and courage - all in an effort to find the best solutions to challenges that ultimately also build character. Such training provides the student with the highest caliber of intellectual framework – both efficient and robust – from which he or she can solve most all of life’s challenges, whether it be organizing a list of errands or maintaining a career. The data supporting this statement is as irrefutable as it is abundant. Our community’s leading academic institutions such as Wakefield School, Saint James’ Episcopal School, Warrenton Middle School, The Highland School, and Mountain Vista Governor’s School have already incorporated chess into their educational culture. While the Wakefield School started with an after-school chess program, it has now grown its initiative to include chess both in its intramural offerings, as well as a standalone summer camp option. Even the esteemed and far-reaching 2016 Fauquier County Regional Science and Engineering Fair finds chess so relevant that it incorporated a “simultaneous exhibition” in which one player faced off against 12 players simultaneously, elegantly manifesting the success of learned technique. When Fauquier students and parents want to take chess to the next level, they can jump into the The first abundance of local chess tournaments that night at the have recently started around the county. Warrenton A student of any level can attend monthly Chess Club.

United States Chess Federation (USCF) The Warrenton Chess Club’s tournaments. USCF tournaments rate each face off against student’s standing according to his or her the Marshall wins and losses. Each player’s rating is a Chess Club last direct reflection of his or her current playing summer. strength and can be accurately compared to all other USCF members’ ratings, up to and including the current adult U.S. Champion Hikaru Nakamura. The most notable of these local tournaments was the First Annual Fauquier County Scholastic Chess Tournament, hosted last autumn at The Highland School. For youth and adults alike, Warrenton has recently established an official USCF affiliate chess club. Meeting from 6:45PM - 10:45PM each Thursday night, members play official USCF rated games, some of which are annotated and placed on the club’s website (www. WarrentonChessClub.com). Of course each game of chess is its own reward, but as an added incentive, the player with the best monthly score wins a $50 prize. As Fauquier County succumbs to the rising popularity of this fifteen-hundred year old game, it’s exciting to see chess enjoyed as both a recreational sport and educational tool. What will you do about it? It’s your move. For more information about the Warrenton Chess Club, visit warrentonchessclub.com or email info@ warrentonchessclub.com. ❖

Author Jonathan Maxwell is a full-time chess instructor. His qualifications include USCF Expert and Candidate Master titles, a current ranking of 53rd among Virginia USCF tournament players, and author of the critically-acclaimed chess treatise “Blitz Theory.” He can be contacted at MaxwellChess.com.

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The Allure of Backpacking by Andreas A. Keller


beauty for both is the journey of finding the rewarding harmony in a relationship or with nature.

ackpacking in the “back country” and the wilderness can be one of the most rewarding experiences for hikers, as it is sure to appeal to their sense of adventure, self-reliance, and independence. For me, backpacking is pure romance! It stirs up excitement, starting with the study of minute details of a chosen trail and evolving into the meticulous preparation for living several days with only the necessities one can carry on one’s back. Finding the romance of backpacking is akin to learning to live a happy marriage. Until everything is stripped down to the most essential fundamentals, there may be blisters, aches, pain, chafing, injury, or even getting lost. As any marriage boils down to the simple reflection that Love is all that really matters, so does the romance of backpacking lay bare its simple necessities — food, water, shelter, endurance, and distance. Yet the


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For the novice backpacker, the first big challenge is what to take on an overnight backpacking trip? “Travel light” is the advice of experienced travelers and should be heeded by all backpackers. Nothing ruins a hike faster than a backpack that is too heavy. Most casual backpackers lift somewhere between 35 to 50 lbs onto their backs. For a weekend outing, one does not need to be an ounce counter. For a little

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Gaining confidence and experience in backpacking and trail hiking cannot be had in a better package than by establishing a base camp at the Wolf Gap Campground in the George Washington National Forest. Wolf Gap is situated 70 miles from Warrenton, west of Woodstock at the West Virginia border. The Wolf Gap recreation area has nine well maintained campsites with fire pits and picnic tables. Bathroom facilities are in outhouse style, i.e., without water. The campsites are available on a first come, first serve basis and there is no entrance fee to the camp ground. From the campground, one can choose between two hiking trails - the more popular one leading to the Big Schloss and the opposite one to Tibbet Knob. Just below the summit of Tibbet Knob is probably the most perfectly placed campsite in the whole Great North Mountain area, a 50-mile stretch of mountains between Virginia and West Virginia. To reach this small campsite

from Wolf Gap requires some rock scrambling and climbing and should not be attempted by inexperienced backpackers. Two years ago in January I camped up there with my hiking buddy, George. The site is in a small dell on the ridge and accommodates only two small tents. To keep ourselves warm we stoked the fire while howling winds kept us company during the night. The allure of Big Schloss is that it is one of the most panoramic hikes in the region, with an almost 270° vista from the main overlook. Tibbet Knob is nearly identical in distance to the Big Schloss hike, and is every bit as spectacular. Detailed trail descriptions can be found on hikingupward.com by searching for Big Schloss or Tibbet Knob. The website features a breathtaking five-minute aerial video of the Big Schloss. Don’t miss watching it and enjoy a preview of the great payoff that is waiting for you! ❖

Andreas A. Keller is a passionate hiker and avid backpacker. He is a Charter Member of the hiking club Boots ’n Beer and can be reached via email at aakeller@mac.com. For those who need encouragement to incorporate hiking into their lifestyle, please visit bootsnbeer.com and sign up for their free hiking clinic.


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ADDICTION By Karen Spillman

There is nothing more baffling and heartwrenching for a parent than to watch a bright, active, loveable child transform into someone they no longer recognize as a result of the use of drugs and/or alcohol. The transformation is subtle. It is cunning and baffling. It doesn’t happen overnight and the drugs and alcohol do not discriminate. Our children are not immune just because we have a good education or live in nice neighborhoods. They are not immune because they attend good schools and participate in cocurricular activities. They are not immune because we want them to be safe from the temptations that lurk in the shadows. But one morning we


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can never again be a cucumber. We need to start talking to our children; this conversation cannot wait until middle school. We do know that some children begin using substances as early as ten or eleven years old. More commonplace, use begins around 13-14 years old (National Institute of Health, 2015). Where do such young children get substances? Parent’s liquor and medicine cabinets and older friends are often sources for drugs and alcohol. Awareness is a good first step. For example, there are items in the grocery store that can be purchased by a minor containing high concentrations of alcohol. Most extracts used in baking such as vanilla, lemon, and almond have concentrations of 45-85% alcohol. Liquid cold and sleep medications are also high in alcohol. Even your mouthwash may not be alcohol free. While we’re talking about things you might not have thought about, let’s talk about hiding places. Of course the most unusual spots are the ones you may want to check first, such as: toilet tanks, tampon boxes, the toes of boots, behind books on a bookshelf, under a mattress, and of course the zippered compartments of purses and book bags. The best prevention is really being aware. Know your children’s friends. Be the house in the neighborhood where the kids want to hang out so you can keep your eyes on the play activities. You may not want to be a helicopter parent, but knowing where your child is and who he or she is hanging out with just makes good sense. In 1956, the American Medical Association declared alcoholism a disease. In contradiction to what the media portrays, addiction is not a legal issue but rather a national health care crisis. However, it is most likely that our children, afflicted with addiction, will suffer the consequences

wake up and see a child we no longer recognize. Here is a child who will tell one lie to cover another one. This has become a child who will steal from a mother’s purse or forge a check from a father’s bank account. This has become a child who will sneak out at night, disregard household rules, and scoff

Our children in Fauquier County are not immune from the heroin epidemic that is sweeping our country.

at government laws. In every sense of the word, our child has become a liar, a cheater, and a thief. But this is not a bad child. This is a sick child. What may start out as experimentation, can quickly lead to a lifelong battle with the disease of addiction. Substance abuse and addiction is more commonplace than we like to think, yet still too taboo to speak about. Every day, children’s brains are being hijacked by drugs and alcohol, turning them into people we no longer recognize. Yet fear often freezes us in our tracks. Are we afraid because we do not know? Or are we afraid because we do know and we don’t know what to do? Let’s start the conversation. Whether we like it or not, alcohol is everywhere and drugs can be found on nearly any street corner. Our children in Fauquier County are not immune from the heroin epidemic that is sweeping our country. There are two ways to go about addressing this issue: prevention and intervention. Prevention is so very important in keeping countless youngsters from entering into a lifestyle of substance abuse and addiction. Addiction is a progressive and potentially fatal disease. Once a child crosses that imaginary line into addiction, there is no going back. It is a disease that one must learn to manage for a lifetime. Once you’re a pickle, you


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of incarceration rather than receive medical treatment. The good news is this need not be the case! When intervention is indicated, a continuum of services is available to best meet the needs of the individual. The first step is education. Workshops are a good source of psychoeducational materials designed to heighten one’s awareness of the disease and to help parents navigate through the recovery process. Parents may seek any of the following as the most appropriate treatment option: • Educational Workshops • Individual Counseling • Support Groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA), Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Chemical Dependency Anonymous (CDA), SMART Recovery, Celebrate Recovery, etc. • Intensive Outpatient Treatment • Residential/Inpatient Treatment • Halfway House/Supportive Sober Living Environment Because addiction is a family disease, there are also support groups for family members: • Alateen is a support group for children ages 7-20 who have parents or close family members who are alcoholics. • Alanon is a support group for adult family members of alcoholics. • Naranon is a support group for adult family member of individuals who abuse narcotics. • Families Anonymous is a support group for adults whose lives have been affected by a loved one’s drinking or drugging. • ACOA – Adult Children of Alcoholics Now is the time to become part of the conversation and the solution. It can be a lifesaving gift for you and your family. ❖

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n February 6, there was great excitement in the air, and on the ground, at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport (WFA). The Honda Jet N420EX was making a visit to its future owners, and two of the county’s residents, husband and wife Ralph and Bobbie Crafts. As Airport Director David Darrah noted, this is an example of how business aviation is boosting the economy of Fauquier. During this jet’s visit, pilots and crew will pay for fuel, hanger use, and parking fees. In addition, they will drive in rented cars, eat in our restaurants, and sleep in our hotels, all benefiting local businesses. Add to this the many people from around the county who will purchase gas, food, and other amenities to view the jet. As WFA demonstrates, a town or community always does financially better


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when outfitted with an airport. There are 66 public-use airports in Virginia, and studies have shown that for each dollar spent by aviation and/or aviation-dependent businesses, an additional $1.52 is generated in economic activity. Besides providing huge fiscal benefits, a community airport is vital in emergency preparedness and response. Some examples are aeromedical flights, aerial firefighting support, disaster relief, search and rescue, law enforcement and national security emergency response, and many other critical functions. Tucked away in beautiful Midland, 12 miles southwest of downtown Warrenton, WFA exemplifies the civic and commercial boons of a local airport. There are currently some exciting plans to rebuild WFA’s

Today’s newest aviation innovation, the HondJet, is parked next to a 1911 Wright model “B” reproduction, built by The Wright Experience of Warrenton, VA. It has an original Wright Vertical Four engine Serial # 33 and is even airworthy! Photo courtesy of Bobbie Crafts.

existing office and replace it with a new facility. As Darrah emphasized, the D.C. area has many huge airports already. The aim of WFA is to be a key part of the community and improve its own economic health. With its operations, it supports many of the county’s great visitor attractions such as our wineries, equestrian activities, historical sites, conference centers, and world-class dining and lodging. Darrah has been working closely with Miles Friedman, the Director of the Fauquier County Economic Development Department. Friedman envisions robust growth for both the airport and the county, underscoring the utility of WFA and the benefits it can bring to the community: “Companies that want to locate in Fauquier County need a working airport nearby that

can accommodate their corporate planes. This supports their ability to fly their executives to and from meetings and allows employees, clients, prospects, and others to fly in for meetings.” Making its maiden voyage to WFA, the HondaJet N420EX has been 30 years in the making. In 1986, a young Honda engineer named Michimasa Fujino crystallized the vision of the jet when the company initiated research and development into a state-ofthe-art corporate aircraft. Now the President and CEO of the Honda Aircraft Company, Fujino has nearly completed his vision after four decades of hard work and passionate ingenuity. Glenn Gonzales, Regional Sales Manager for HondaJet Northeast, points to the company’s focus on customer satisfaction as the impetus for the jet’s outstanding

design and quality. Since 1948, Honda has been the world’s leading producer of mobility machines, having built more than 80 million automobiles and an astounding one-quarter billion motorcycles. As the gold standard for reliability in human mobility, Honda now offers it’s pinnacle of engineering performance, the HondaJet. A breakthrough in aeronautics, the Over-The-Wing Engine Mount was engineered and proven by Honda after more than 20 years of extensive research and development. This innovative technology not only breaks the conventional mold set by the aerospace industry, but also provides category-leading advancements such as noise reduction, increased fuel efficiency, and a more spacious cabin. The HondaJet is the world’s most advanced light business jet.

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Left: A view of the HondaJet’s interior. Below: The HondaJet inside the WFA hanger during it’s maiden voyage on February 6, 2016.

As the fastest, quietest, highest-flying, most spacious, and most fuel-efficient jet in its class, it is unlike anything the sky has ever seen. Honda didn’t just build a new jet, it built a new standard in aviation. It is this standard that drew the interest and investment of Ralph and Bobbie Crafts, who wanted the most practical and pioneering business jet for their various service missions. With charity work foremost on their mind, they chose Honda as the aircraft that will serve them and the community for many years to come. The Crafts are exemplars of philanthropy, organizing multiple charities with farreaching effects. An entire book could be devoted to Ralph’s astounding life and career, though much of it would focus on his passion for aviation, which is rooted in his many years as a USMC carrier pilot flying the A-6A Intruder (a tactical jet), the T39 Saberliner, and the F9F. A regular visitor to WFA, Ralph plans to use the HondaJet, as well as his two other planes—a Beechcraft Baron and Cessna 182—to help those in need. Currently learning to fly, professional photographer and equestrian enthusiast Bobbie will co-pilot Ralph’s missions. One way the Crafts give back to the community is through registering their aircraft with Angel Flight. This organization receives most of its financial support from pilots who fly the missions (by donating the use of their airplanes and operating expenses) and from contributions by individuals, corporations, service clubs, and social and religious groups. Angel Flight also helps arrange non-emergency air transportation for patients who require medical treatment but cannot afford to pay


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for a commercial flight. Costs are covered by volunteer pilots, who often use their own private aircraft. Angel Flight receives no financial aid from any government entity and there is never a fee of any kind to either the patient or the healthcare provider for this service. The Crafts also contribute to the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP). For more than a decade, WWP has operated with the sole purpose of honoring and empowering the courageous men and women who have been injured in service of our country. Pilots volunteer their time in support of this mission because they profoundly believe in its lasting, positive impact on the 83,000 wounded veterans and over 15,000 family members that the organization serves. Other charities aided by the Crafts are Wings of Rescue and Pilots ‘N Paws, both of which fly large numbers of at-risk animals long distances from high-intake shelters to the safety of no-kill shelters, foster families, and loving homes throughout the U.S. and Canada. Wings of Rescue has a squadron of volunteer pilots flying the missions in their own planes, as well as a fleet of chartered cargo planes. This year alone, the


organization will have flown 7,000 pets to safety. When not engaged in charity work, the HondaJet will be used to support and expand Ralph’s business in Vint Hill, MTO Kombucha (MTOK). With a history dating back 2,000 years, Kombucha is a tasty, fermented drink that is rich in probiotics. MTOK is brewed by hand using traditional techniques passed down through the centuries. Made of the purest ingredients, it is a non-GMO special blend of raw cane sugar, organic black tea, and an organic kombucha culture called a SCOBY (symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast). To sample one of 19 delicious flavors, or to learn more about this product, please visit mtokombucha.com or call 540-364-2639. As a pilot and aviation enthusiast myself, I feel privileged to have met the Crafts, seen their extraordinary jet, and learned more about their connection to the WarrentonFauquier Airport. It is because of this country’s vast network of community airports like the WFA that aviation has been so contributive to America’s success. The U.S. has the safest airline pilots in the world, and many of the leading international airlines

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Did You Know? • The WFA has a mile-long runway, longer than 90% of most US airports, with modern navigation systems that enable operations in bad weather. • The WFA has over 165 based aircraft ranging from bi-wing antique Stearman to multi-engine turbo-props and modern light jets. This number makes it the seventh largest population of aircraft in Virginia. Further helping to realize WFA’s potential are the support and encouragement of the County Board of Supervisors. Here are two proposed architect’s renderings of what the new airport terminal building—also described as the county’s Welcome Center—may look like. send their pilots here to train. In other parts of the world, learning to fly or owning a plane is a luxury in which few can partake. As a result, applicants are taken on as “zero-time” pilots and classroom trained on simulators. In contrast, the U.S. has many highly qualified applicants applying for commercial careers. And though our simulators are incredibly advanced, nothing replaces the real “stick and rudder” basic airmanship that our small airports provide. So stop by the WFA for an authentic aviation experience. A true “pilot’s airport,” the regulars are always welcoming and the coffee is always brewing. ❖

• You cannot only learn to fly at WFA, but you can also learn about the latest avionics and navigation systems. In addition, you can receive training to achieve your instrument rating, commercial pilot rating, and multi-engine airplane rating. • Our local pilots routinely fly special missions for families in need of transportation, medical care, wounded warriors, and animal rescues.

• Business aviation contributes $150 billion to U.S. economic output and employs more than 1.2 million people. General aviation activities— including sales of new and previously owned airplanes, as well as maintenance and other operational support— generate substantial financial benefits for every state in the nation. • Business aviation operations are a source of good jobs. Flights made by business airplanes require support. Tens of thousands of pilots, maintenance technicians, schedulers, dispatchers, flight attendants, training professionals, airport employees, and other support personnel are employed in business aviation. • Business aviation reaches 10 times more U.S. airports (over 5,000 public-use facilities) than that of the airlines. The majority of U.S. airline flights only go to and from 70 major airports, and the total number of U.S. destinations served by air carriers has declined.

*Fauquier Now reported on Thursday, March 17, that Ralph and Bobbie Crafts recently donated $500,000 to help pay for a new, $2.8 million two-story terminal at the Warrenton-Fauquier Airport. Airport Manager David Darrah revealed the donation at a work session for the Board of Supervisors.

Warrenton resident Chris Primi is a freelance writer and photographer. He is a member of the National Press Photographers Association and experienced in wedding, fashion, interior, landscape, nature, and aerial photography. He is also a licensed pilot, aviation enthusiast, member of the NBAA (National Business Aviation Association) and the AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilot Association).


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n April 2nd F4F will be volunteering at the Comfort Case Packing Party from 10 a.m. - noon at the Linton Hall School, 9535 Linton Hall Road, Bristow. Comfort Cases provides essentials to children entering into foster care. We are also helping to collect donations of backpacks/small suitcase, PJ’s, toothbrush and toothpaste, travel-sized toiletries, stuffed animals, hair brushes, books, activity books and crayons. Please email us at families4fauquier@gmail.com to volunteer. Come with Families4Fauquier on Sunday, April 3rd at 1:30 p.m. for a tour of the Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail and learn about our local history. Good for all ages. We have a limit of 30 spots, so please RSVP to secure your place in this unique adventure! In honor of Earth Day, we will be holding two planting events to help make our community beautiful. On April 20th we will be holding our 2nd Annual Earth Day Planting Event at Rady Park at 5:30 p.m. We will provide a snack and craft for the children after we do our planting. The following week, on April 27th at 5:30 p.m. we will be planting at the Warrenton Community Center. We will provide a snack and craft for the children after we finish our planting. We hope you will get involved and bring your family out to these wonderful events. Donations of various flowers are greatly appreciated. Team F4F will also be participating in Hoofin’ It For The Homeless Walk on April 30th at 8 a.m. at the Airlie Conference Center. The Fauquier Family Shelter is hosting this event to bring awareness to the homeless in the Fauquier Community. Please join our team, walk with us and get involved. Grace Bible Church in Marshall will be hosting a free clothing giveaway on April 9th from 9 a.m.1 p.m. Please contact gbcmarshall.org if you have donations to contribute. Also, we are actively taking used toner cartridges and old cell phones for our ongoing recycling fundraising efforts. ❖


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Clockwise from top right: F4F Earth Day planting 2015. Earth Glaze and Fire conversation heart social. In honor of our director’s March birthday we donated a complete birthday party with cake, ice cream, and tons of gifts. Last year’s Hoofin’ It For The Homeless event.

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Some people need the dog to perform a specific job, whereas most owners simply want a social and loving pet of moderate disposition.

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In order to have a successful breeding experience, breeders should assure that both the male, known as a sire, and female, often referred to as a dam, are physically correct, compliment one another, have a sound temperament, and have certificates for applicable health testing. If a dog is of poor structure, or if the breeding pair is not well matched, offspring should be spayed and neutered and a repeat mating should be avoided. Responsible breeders do not only focus on their own individual needs, but also consider the impact their decisions and practices have on the breed population.


A basic understanding of different bloodlines, inheritance, disease prevalence, and screening practices can significantly reduce (and even eliminate) preventable health issues in the majority of dog breeds. When looking for a responsible breeder, they should provide potential owners with copies of official paperwork and certificates pertaining to health testing of their breeding stock. Various laboratories and organizations such as the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals (OFA) assist in testing and keeping record of animals that are clear, affected, or carriers of inherited diseases. Testing requirements for genetic disorders and physiological conditions are often established by national breed clubs.


Sound temperament is of the utmost importance when breeding dogs, as potential puppies will be living in people’s homes. Temperament goals include the characteristics set forth by the breed standard, as well as overall mental flexibility. Studies have proven that various behavioral traits related to canine compulsive disorder, separation anxiety, aggression, fear, and shyness can be inherited. Dogs possessing or producing any of these traits should never be bred from as it will only cause issues for the owners. Work ability and functionality should also be considered when breeding for temperament.


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Once the breedings have taken place, the dam and household needs to be prepared for the arrival of a litter of puppies. The gestation period of the dog is usually 62 days, however puppies may be born between 58-68 days depending on ovulation. Veterinarians are able to conduct ultrasounds in order to confirm pregnancy after 21 days of gestation. After this time, palpitation of }

The dam’s temperature will usually drop 12-24 hours prior to labor. She will begin to build a nest and may refuse to eat. When birthing pups at home, a whelping box or birthing area should be set up in a quiet part of the house with plenty of supplies. Deliveries can happen during any part of the day and often occur late at night or in the early hours of the morning. Veterinary support may be solicited depending on circumstance. New breeders may prefer to arrange for their pups to be delivered at a veterinary facility for ease of mind, whereas others require medical assistance due to birthing difficulties. Dogs can have various issues including: large puppies in small litter sizes, anatomical abnormalities of the birthing canal, and puppies stuck in the birthing canal. In cases where dams are unable to naturally birth litters, cesarean sections are performed. The cost of veterinary treatment for newborn puppies is highly expensive and may require the use of an emergency clinic if labor occurs outside of regular business hours. FOLLOWING DELIVERY

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Evaluation from birth onward is vital for behavioral and physical development. Conducting regular evaluations allows breeders to adjust socialization, desensitization, and training protocols to best foster a confident, adaptive, and well-rounded puppy. It is during this time puppies begin to mimic play, learn boundaries, and develop bite control through interaction with mom and siblings. Getting to know each puppy’s behavioral traits will ensure ideal placement into a permanent home (thus reducing the numbers of returns, relinquishments, or rehoming). Temperament assessments are usually conducted around 7-8 weeks of age by either the breeder or canine behavior professional. Puppies can then be more appropriately matched to potential owners and their lifestyle. EARLY TRAINING

Physical stimulation including touching puppy’s toes, restraining his body, and inspecting his mouth are important to imprint a positive association to handling. Desensitization to this type of interaction only occurs when done on a regular basis from a couple of weeks of age onwards. Proper execution will make for a well adjusted, social, and confident puppy. Early crate training ensures an easy transition into the puppy’s forever home. It will allow owners to effectively manage the puppy in their home. Crate training will also allow the puppy to become confident when left alone if confined with toys, treats, and chews. Toilet training begins with a consistent routine that allows dogs to safely eliminate on either puppy pads, newspaper, or the outdoors. Rewarding proper toileting behavior and ensuring areas accessible to puppies are maintained waste-free is vital in preventing unwanted habits. Tactile stimulation and confidence exercises involves exposing puppies to a variety of surfaces and environments


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There are many resources that can help you locate a reputable breeder beyond a basic internet search. Organizations such as the American Kennel Club (AKC) and United Kennel Club (UKC) register pedigree dogs and have breeder searches available through their websites (akc. org and ukcdogs.com). The parent clubs of any given breed will often have a breeder list or contact information regarding puppy inquiries (they may be affiliated with AKC, UKC, or of a breed not yet with a registry). Local dog shows also provide another venue to meet, observe, and learn about a dog before committing to a breed or breeder. PUPPY APPLICATION PROCESS

Good breeders do their research on bloodlines and plan their litters long before a mating takes place. A waiting list is usually offered for interested puppy buyers to make an inquiry. Interviews are often conducted including questions on lifestyle and household in order to ensure an appropriate match. Most breeders require a deposit in order to ensure a reservation on a puppy. This may be a set amount or a percentage that is taken off the full cost of the dog. Deposits can be made before the litter is born, or after. Responsible breeders will also ask prospective owners to sign a contract before taking their puppy home. The terms within the contract are to ensure the puppy will be well cared for, and that it will not end up in a shelter. Quality breeders focus on breed preservation and do their part to prevent an impact on the pet overpopulation issue. Clauses often require pet owners to have their puppy spayed or neutered by a certain age and will only offer limited papers or registration. Should the owner be unable to keep the dog, then it will be required to be returned to the breeder for rehoming. PICKING A PUPPY

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Although responsible breeding strategies are mostly followed in purebred dogs, the same criteria for breeding healthy and temperamentally sound dogs applies to mixed-breeds. Unfortunately, more often than not, designer dogs and cross-breeds are the result of unethical backyard breeding. People often believe that mixed breed dogs are healthier than purebreds. The truth of the matter is - any dog, regardless of breed or mix - can suffer from health conditions. The solution is simple, even when cross breeding, ensure both parents are tested for commonly occurring inherited conditions. Organizations such as the Orthopedic Foundation for Animals

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’ll be the first to admit, the topic of investing is not exactly an exciting subject for everyone. Although, I think most people would agree that its importance should not be neglected. After all, the majority of us would like to make smart decisions to help our savings grow over time. Knowing exactly what to do in your particular situation can seem daunting, whether you are just starting to save for future goals or are already in retirement. However, equipping yourself with some basic knowledge of the fundamentals can be helpful, even empowering. Together let’s explore the concept of time horizon, risk vs. return, and the role diversification will play in the broader management of your savings. Please know that this article alone does not provide a sufficient amount of information to completely cover these topics. Instead, it is designed to serve as a catalyst for further discussion.




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A definition of ‘time horizon’ might read as, “the time frame until specifically committed capital, a.k.a money, is expected to be used in its entirety to satisfy a goal.” This translates into the period of time until the money you invest will be completely used up. A longer time horizon may allow the investor to take more risk. A shorter time horizon may require the investor to take little to no risk. While that makes things simple, it may or may not align perfectly with every objective. For example, the primary concern most retirees face is the prospect of outliving their money – and savings have to be stretched over a longer period of time. This has led many retirees to position their investments differently in order to provide for the likelihood of an extended life expectancy and the unknown length of time their retirement will last. Other goals, like funding college, may have more

clarity around the use and ultimate exhaustion of money set aside. Typically, when starting out, growth of savings is the primary objective. Over time, as college enrollment nears and funds are needed, you would typically shift the assets to a more conservative posture to reduce the risk of a decrease in value before the money is spent. Let’s compare the two scenarios. In the college savings example, we have a clearly defined four-year time frame in which all the money saved will be completely spent. In the retirement scenario, the money saved must last for an indeterminate period of time. Therefore, it would be irresponsible to plan a retiree’s finances around complete exhaustion and, understandably, most clients do not feel comfortable with the risk posed by such a strategy. Instead, money saved for retirement may need to stay invested to provide supplemental income. The crucial take-away, then, is that identifying

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your specific goal and establishing the proper time horizon are necessary in order to develop an appropriate investment strategy that meets your objectives.

company is doing financially. Stocks will provide you with the greatest potential return over time of the three categories discussed, and consequently carry the greatest level of risk. There are a myriad of types of stocks and nearly limitless ways to invest in them. A thorough examination


Risk and return are joined at the hip. The way investors (you) are potentially compensated is directly linked to the level of risk they assume. When it comes to risk, the judgment that must be made is based on the degree of principal fluctuation, “ups and downs,” you are willing to accept with your money. The greater risk you take, the higher your potential return over time. Let’s touch on three asset classes or broad types of investments, cash, bonds, and stocks. Cash is very safe. You are not taking risk with your savings or principal in cash, however you are not earning much in return – particularly in today’s interest rate environment. The primary risk to cash is inflation or loss of purchasing power over time. Being overly conservative by holding too much cash, however, can leave you in a precarious position down the road as you may suffer from inadequate growth and therefore a smaller nest egg than you had hoped. Governments, municipalities, and companies issue debt to fund operations or specific projects. These debt instruments are called bonds. They pay interest and return your principal upon maturity. Meaning, after you collect a certain amount of money over a specified time, you get back the money you originally invested. Contrary to what many believe, bond prices can go up and down, sometimes even dramatically. Talking to a professional about the different types of bonds, ways to invest in bonds, and the potential risks they carry is advisable. Stocks represent ownership interest in a company. Stock prices fluctuate on a daily basis and over time tend to trade based on the fundamentals of how well the

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“It’s like a garden, not everything grows at the same rate and some planting and pruning will be necessary over time to maintain the appropriate blend of investments.” of the types of stocks that may be appropriate for your situation is absolutely prudent, whether you are doing your own homework or consulting a professional. Usually, some combination of these three broad asset categories will engineer the appropriate mix of risk and return for your needs. DIVERSIFICATION

Through this mix of asset classes or diversification, we attempt to manage risk. As discussed, different types of investments have different traits. Some are more volatile and may provide you with greater potential for growth. Some are more stable and compensate you with less return. A sound investment strategy is one diversified across different types of asset classes to create a mix that strikes a balance between your desire to make money and your need to preserve what you have saved. When you consider diversification, think about the household finances in totality and how different goals may require different strategies. For instance, establishing an emergency fund is crucial and requires you to keep such a reserve parked in cash for safety of principal. At the same time, investing

for growth to fund intermediate or longer term goals is highly advisable and may require you to take a little more risk to increase your potential return. Pay attention over time to how this combination of investments works for you personally and make adjustments where necessary. Try your best to stay disciplined and avoid making emotional financial decisions. Investments rarely provide the same return from year to year. It’s like a garden, not everything grows at the same rate and some planting and pruning will be necessary over time to maintain the appropriate blend of investments. Often, it is a best practice to stay the course with your investment plan and avoid the temptation to chase categories that have done well recently. This “recency bias,” thinking the trend will continue indefinitely into the future, may cause you to make poor decisions by taking too much or too little risk as a result. If helpful, speak to an investment professional about how to develop a plan designed to help grow and protect your savings. Hopefully, you’ll now be ready to clearly outline your objectives, get a good handle on the risks, and develop a sound strategy to help reach your goals. Money is incredibly personal and can be an emotional subject. Having a firm grip on the nature of your investments and how they perform is critical to setting realistic expectations. In other words, know the risks. Don’t expect stocks to go up in a straight line and don’t look to cash to provide you with future growth. Understanding how your investments work can help put their performance into perspective, particularly when times are tough. Don’t let the fear of investing prevent you from pursuing financial security. If you haven’t started yet, start now. If you’re already investing, take the time to fully understand your strategy so you feel confident the plan you have in place is appropriate for you. ❖

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his year, 2016, is the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. That makes now a great time to “brush up on your Shakespeare” as they sing in “Kiss Me, Kate” (Cole Porter’s backstage musical of a theater troupe performing “The Taming of the Shrew”). You may be surprised at how much Shakespeare you have read or watched. According to the Guinness Book of Records, 410 feature-length films and TV versions of William Shakespeare’s plays have been produced, while the Internet Movie Database puts the number at over 1,000. That makes Shakespeare the most filmed author of all time. While it is a hard number to nail down, there are also thousands of books that re-tell Shakespeare’s classics, feature one of his characters or are inspired by a character he created. With so many options, it can be hard to choose just one. In fact, if you search for the keyword “Shakespeare” in the library’s card catalog, you will get hundreds of results! To help you navigate the many Shakespeare options, here are a few recommendations for children, teens and adults.

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disturbing, and mesmerizing artwork to bring the words to life. Finally, if you’re looking for an entertaining (and occasionally irreverent) and educational overview of Shakespeare’s life and major works, check out Michael Rosen’s Shakespeare: His Work & His World. Complete with vivid illustrations and a conversational tone, this is a great resource for readers wishing to delve further into their Shakespeare journey. If you like these, you may also enjoy Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb or The Best of Shakespeare by E. Nesbit. ❖ Jennifer Schultz, Youth Services Librarian, will celebrate ten years with the Fauquier County Public Library in August. A Louisiana native, she unabashedly loves the New Orleans Saints, hair bands from the 80s, Broadway musicals and all things Star Wars.

You may be familiar with Bruce Coville’s Alien Adventures or Magic Shop series, but did you know that he co-created a series of stunning picture book adaptations of Shakespeare’s most beloved plays? His picture book adaptations of the tragedies of Romeo and Juliet and Hamlet effectively convey the somberness and sadness of the tales, while his retellings of comedies such as A Midsummer’s Night Dream and Twelfth Night have the ethereal spirit and beauty of the original stories. Graphic novels (books told in comic book form) are popular with readers of all abilities and ages, so it’s no surprise that classic works of literature adapted into the graphic novel format have met with wide enthusiasm. Gareth Hinds’ graphic novel of Macbeth uses Shakespeare’s original language (with some abridgement), while applying his intricate, occasionally


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For the adult reader looking for a taste of Shakespeare, consider Untimely Death, the first in Elizabeth J. Duncan’s new Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery Series. This cozy mystery is set in upstate New York at a Catskills vintage resort. The resort’s theatre group is preparing for their upcoming production of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. When Lauren, the lead in the play, is poisoned and then stabbed, Charlotte Fairfax, the costume designer and the former costume mistress of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Company, turns “amateur sleuth.” Could it be Brian Prentice, Charlotte’s ex? Perhaps it is Lady Deborah, Brian’s imposing wife? Or was it really the college-age assistant, Aaron, who just happens to be the nephew of the resort’s owner? Duncan drops multiple literary clues throughout. This variable “whodunit” keeps readers

guessing as the investigation unfolds. The small resort setting and small community is a prime location for this cozy, Giving Charlotte access to the investigation and evidence. Who’s the guilty party? No spoilers here – instead, grab a copy at any librarylocation and join the Mystery Book Club on Thursday, April 21st when we will be discussing Untimely Death: A Shakespeare in the Catskills Mystery. If you enjoy this, you may also like Meet Your Baker by Ellie Alexander and another cozy series, Backstage Stuff by Sharon Fiffer. ❖ Jody Schmidt, Reference Librarian, joined the library staff in November 2013. As a marine spouse of 26 years, she has lived in five different states and Japan. She keeps order during the Warrenton Mystery Book Club discussions and leads the Warrenton OWLs group. She also enjoys hiking, reading, YOGA and has recently discovered books on cd.

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Other books “based” on Shakespeare take a different approach, such as Susan Cooper’s The King of Shadows, aimed at the elementary-age reader. Main character Nat Fields is a gifted young actor who has been chosen to participate in a special boys’ theater troupe that performs Shakespeare as it was performed in the 16th century (i.e. no female actors). He’s been tapped to play Puck in Midsummer Night’s Dream and is thrilled at the experience of traveling with the troupe to London to perform in a rebuilt Globe Theatre. What Nat doesn’t expect is to be sent time traveling to London in 1599, playing Puck for Will Shakespeare himself. Cooper does a good job of re-creating the 16th century without being burdensome with lengthy details. One

really gets a sense of how a 20th century youth would react to the noisy, smelly, and altogether harsh environment of a 16th century city. While the story is a bit implausible, the overarching themes that help Nat begin healing from a great loss and the richness of relationships that develop in a troupe of actors working closely on a play makes the book a worthy read. If you like the theater aspect of this book, you may also like The Devil and His Boy by Anthony Horowitz or No More Dead Dogs by Gordon Korman. If you want to read more about time travel, you may also like The Devil’s Arithmetic by Jane Yolen or Running Out of Time by Margaret Peterson Haddix. ❖ Dawn Sowers, Public Services Manager, has been with the Fauquier County Public Library for 18 years. In addition to reading, Dawn enjoys gardening, spending time with her grandchildren, and touring the countryside on the back of a Harley. { APRIL 2016




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nation – Fauquier now has one horse per every 4.5 residents. The equine industry alone contributes $1.2 billion per year to the Commonwealth’s economy.Fauquier has a rich equestrian tradition that goes back to the Colonial years when it was still part of the vast land holdings of Lord Thomas Fairfax who organized and hosted the first foxhunt in the country in 1747. Fauquier County easily has one of the nation’s widest range of equine farming and recreational and training activities such as trail-riding, point-to-point races, sanctioned events, schooling horse shows, polo matches and fox hunts. Piedmont Hounds (est.1840) in Upperville is the oldest foxhunting club in the U.S. In the mid 1840’s


through the onset of the Civil War, White Sulphur Springs, close to Warrenton, was a playground for Washington’s rich and famous who enjoyed a magnificent summer resort and center for horse activities, including foxhunting and steeplechase racing. In 1853, the Upperville Colt and Horse Show was established. Located on the northern edge of Fauquier County, the show is the oldest show exclusively for horses in America. Col. John Mosby and his Rangers (1863-1865) were early users of guerilla war tactics employing incredible riding skills. After the Civil War, Warrenton became known as mecca for horse lovers. In 1887, the Warrenton Hunt was established, followed by Casanova, Orange County, and Old

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Dominion hunts. Also of significance was the beginning of the Warrenton Horse Show in 1899. It achieved national fame as the “Hunter Show of America” and the place of the first Pony Show in the country. In 1922, the first Virginia Gold Cup Race was held – it and the International Gold Cup both now run at Great Meadows in The Plains and are two of the largest steeplechase races in the country. And our very own Horse Country retailer is one of the nation’s top retailers of riding equipment and fine apparel. A number of national and state horse organizations and publications make their home here. Our area’s horse history is closely tied to foxhunting and its connection to most of the area’s horse sporting events, which are major spectator draws. The most notable connection here is the large number of point-to-point and steeplechase races in this area. Steeplechase gets its name from riders who would compete in an impromptu distance horse race requiring jumping over fences and ditch obstacles with the orientation of the ride in reference to a church steeple off in the distance. The rides are approximately four miles long through an open, rolling countryside – unlike the oval-shaped, flat track races such as the Kentucky Derby. Most of our local fox hunting clubs host their own point-to-point races in the spring. These races are the predecessors of major sanctioned races governed by national bodies. Foxhunting is connected to other equestrian events of English riding style. For example, show jumping is a competitive event where riders execute a number of jumps over obstacles in an arena setting. Speed and not hitting rails are the criteria here. Hunter competitions also require jumping, but judging is based on more stylistic elements such as accuracy, grace and elegance.


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Fauquier’s Grandest Horse Racing Event – May 7, 2016 The blockbuster equestrian event held in Fauquier County is the Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race. The Virginia Gold Cup is a spring tradition as well as a fixture on the entire D.C. social calendar. Attended by over 60,000+ spectators, this race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area. You will see the best horses and jockeys compete. The four mile course features six hurdles and timbers. Huge video screens make watching every part of the race possible from any location. General admission is $85 for one car with six or less passengers ($20 discount for Fauquier County residents). Bring a picnic and come early enough to watch the Jack Russell terriers race before the main events. Fall races are held October 22. General admission is $55 for a car of six or less. Check out the Gold Cup’s great website at vagoldcup.com.


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Top: Twilight Polo at Great Meadows. Above: A young rider at the Warrenton Pony Show. Photo byTeresa Ramsay Photography.

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nce upon a time, 12-year-old Bobby was a whiz in math. Back in fourth grade, his skills in division rivaled that of his favorite subject, English. But as middle school approached, math became less of a love and more of a liability. “Last year, I think I passed just because the teacher felt sorry for me,” said Bobby, now a seventh grader. Bobby’s mom, Cynthia, is just one of many trying to solve one of the most perplexing problems facing parents: How to salvage their children’s sagging math grades. But often, when explored deeper, it’s not just the math grade the parents are worried about. “Math has just taken over our life,” explained Cynthia. “And, as the math grade lowered, so did other subjects, then his self-esteem. I just want that spark back that Bobby used to have.” There are a number of reasons I came to open a math-only learning center, not the least of which is that I happen to enjoy both math and kids. The deeper issue for me is the child’s self-esteem; their belief in who they are. I wanted to be able to positively affect that. Math is just the vehicle. Math is a powerful vehicle because it has a unique way of making children feel stupid. They can feel like “everyone else gets it, but it’s just a mystery to me.”Standardized tests lets them know that they are below their peers. Report cards remind them that they can’t hack it. Homework assignments are torture as they feel frustrated and confused. More than any other subject, math is a train that leaves the station in first grade and never slows down. Many students fall off the train at some point and soon begin to believe that they’ll never be able to get back on because so much has already passed them by. I have been blessed with mentors and great teachers who helped me through some of the challenges of school and career. They believed in me. They were there to get me back on the train. What I have learned from them, and learned from providing that same support to students over the years, is that jumping onto a moving train can be tricky, but it can be done. With encouragement, patience, and time, these three steps will help parents aid their students in moving forward.


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FIRST, RUN ALONGSIDE Do some math that your student can accomplish two or three times a week. It doesn’t have to directly correlate to what’s going on at school - just math they can handle. Starting with what they already know helps kids learn quickly and boosts their confidence right away. Then start chipping away at the things they never really understood. This might be material covered last year, or even earlier. Don’t worry, you’re making progress.


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Top: Detail of the map drawn up for South Warrenton. Carleton Avenue, which later became E. Shirley Avenue, is at far left. The mansion and stables at Monte Rosa are at bottom left and the grounds of the Blue Ridge Inn are on the right. Note the designated sections and large number of small lots. Bottom: The Blue Ridge Inn was to be the centerpiece of the resort community planned for South Warrenton.

the secretary was R. W. Hilleary (18561941), a merchant; C. W. Rosenberger, a banker, was the treasurer; and businessman James Landale was appointed general manager. Other local men on the board were attorneys Eppa Hunton Jr. (1822-1908), the Hon. James Vass Brooke (1824-1898), James P. Jeffries (1853-1908) and Charles Mason White (1856-1911). Banker Grenville Gaines (1854-1922) was also a director, and law partners Jeffries and White were the corporation’s legal representatives.

the northern edge of South Warrenton, and further down the Springs Road are the open fields and the stately brick mansion at Leeton Hill. In between, one finds Brookshire Manor, a neighborhood of single-family homes dating to the 1980s, not the 1890s Within South Warrenton, a network of streets was laid out, notably Carlton Avenue, which was located approximately where East Shirley Avenue was built later. Main interior streets included Arlington, Norfolk, Richmond and Roanoke avenues, reflecting the planners “Virginia” theme. The tract was divided into 51 sections, each having from one to 42 lots, depending on their size and designated use. They ranged from Business Lots, measuring 3,500 square feet and starting at $100 each, to the Residence Lots, which averaged 7,000 square feet and started at $150. The largest building lots, called Villa Sites, averaged 11,000 square feet and started at $200. Liberal financing terms were offered, as well as discounts for purchasing multiple lots. The resort facility was to be the elegant Blue Ridge Inn, described as “a handsome and commodious Hotel on extensive grounds

A D ETAI L ED P LA N At the time, the area within Warrenton’s corporate limits was relatively small – only about 200 acres – and at build-out, South Warrenton would have been much larger and more populous than the historic municipality next door. The boundaries of this town-within-a-town ran from the corner of present-day Culpeper Street Extended and Fisher Lane, south to the railroad crossing at Falmouth Street, then to a point in the open fields at Alwington Farm. From there, the property line went northwest to the Springs Road near the intersection with Lees Ridge Road, and then northeast, back to Culpeper Street and Fisher Lane. It is somewhat difficult to imagine what this large, open area looked like in 1890. Over the years, many new homes and businesses have been built. New main roads – most notably E. Shirley Avenue, built as a “bypass” for old Falmouth Street – have drastically changed the landscape. But some landmarks remain. Monte Rosa still marks what would have been


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for which space of nine acres has been reserved,” according to the promotional brochure. “The Hotel will occupy a commanding site, overlooking the town and surrounding country.” If it had been built, it would have been in direct competition with Fauquier White Sulphur Springs. Also in the plans were a “…proposed Male Academy, the perfect complement for the two female academies in Warrenton,” according to the promotional brochure. “We have in South Warrenton an excellent opening for Collegiate Institutions, to which the locality and surrounding area are eminently suited.” The directors set aside 8.74 acres, valued at $1,311, for such an institution. Natural features planned for South Warrenton included four small, wooded parks at strategic locations. Lee Park, between Roanoke and Edenton avenues, featured the “Rocks of Salamis,” perhaps an obscure reference to the 480 B.C. sea battle off Greece; and Lake Elba on Lochiel Drive featured a small island and fountain. The undivided section across from Falmouth Street along the Warrenton Branch Line tracks in the northeast corner was “reserved for industries.” The planners

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believed that the nearby Warrenton Depot and access to the main line at Calverton would appeal to new businesses or factories. Examples cited as desirable manufactories were “…sash and blind makers, carriage and wagon builders (as well as spoke, hub and wheel factories); knitting, boot and shoe, canning factories and a steam laundry.” Looking to the future, the developers noted that, “…the progress of the New Town will, in the near future, necessitate the construction of an Electric Light Plant, which is essential in the social economy of a modern town.” On that point they were correct, for by 1901, Warrenton did have its first electrical generating plant, located below the tracks near the Warrenton Depot.

Monte Rosa, the home of the late Gov. William “Extra Billy” Smith, as it appeared in the promotional brochure produced for South Warrenton by Pilsworth Engineering Co. of Richmond.

“Toward the west, the horizon is bounded by their shapely summits, reminding the Traveler of the Jura Alps, as viewed in passing from Basle to Lucerne. But they are more graceful in outline, and softer in color, than their Swiss compeers.” “From Lees Ridge, the view is surpassingly beautiful. Seen toward sunset, it cannot fail to remind one of Coles’ “Dream of Arcadia,” while the light seems to play hide and seek with the shadows, and a holy calm rests upon the face of the smiling landscape. This may seem the language of hyperbole, but no one who has visited this beautiful town will say so.” Looking toward the east, “…one can see with the naked eye the plains around Manassas Junction, on which, erstwhile, the God of War held high carnival; but which now are vocal with the song of the reaper, and bright with the tokens of re-established peace.” Easy access to Warrenton was also stressed, noting that the town was served by a branch railroad connecting it with the Midland Division of the Richmond and Danville Railway at Calverton, and was only two hours away from Washington, D.C. by rail. “Warrenton, therefore, is by no means an isolated country town; indeed, it has always been noted for the cultivation, refinement, and social qualities of its people,” according to the promotional brochure. “The town has a population of about 2,000; it has, amongst its public buildings, a beautiful courthouse and a Town Hall; and Baptist, Methodist, Episcopal, Presbyterian and Catholic churches; two large Female Seminaries; graded and other public, as well

T H E SE L L I NG O F S O U TH W ARREN T O N According to the 1891 promotional brochure, “The capital stock of this Company was taken up almost immediately after issue; and it is now engaged in selling lots, establishing enterprises, and promoting generally the interests of its stockholders.” Originally, the main clientele targeted for South Warrenton were travelers passing through from the north to the warmer places in the south as winter approached. It was believed that these generally well-to-do people would be interested in purchasing property in Warrenton for a residence, or as an investment. The description of Warrenton and Fauquier County in the promotional brochure would make anyone already living here proud. Written in Victorian-era prose, the verbiage and subtle references were clearly aimed at a high-brow audience. Referring to the tract where South Warrenton was to be built, “A vast expanse has been opened up to view, teeming with beauty of landscape, healthfulness of climate, fertility of soil and social cultivation. There can be found no section more favored than that which stretches along the Eastern Slope of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


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as private schools; two banks; and a large number of handsome private residences.” If the flowery description of the area were not enough to convince potential buyers and investors, also published were testimonials by prominent Virginians and others. Among them were Prof. Charles S. Venable, of the University of Virginia, who wrote, “Warrenton is a charming old Virginia town, famous for its patriotism, high character and hospitality of its people.” Four former Confederate generals with ties to the area were solicited for their comments. Wrote Gen. Thomas L. Rosser, “Warrenton should attract, from every direction… those seeking congeniality and peaceful, luxuriant repose.” Also quoted was Gen. William H. F. Lee, a Warrenton native then serving in the U.S. House of Representatives. He added that “Warrenton has always been a place of note in the history of our state.” Gen. Lindsay L. Lomax, also of Warrenton, and at the time the president of Blacksburg College, stated that “Warrenton has an almost perfect climate, no malaria, mosquitoes or epidemics, and everything requisite for health and comfort in the air, water, society and landscape.” In order to support their claims of the healthy environment found at Warrenton, “Opinions of the Medical Profession” filled three pages of the promotional brochure. While most of the comments addressed the issues of clean air, water and climate, it is the names of the local doctors practicing in the 1890s that are most interesting. Quoted were Dr. Powhatan Moncure, of Bealeton; Drs. C.C. Spieden, Henry Frost and Frederick Horner of Marshall; Drs. E. P. Clark, and J.H. Cochran of The Plains; Dr. Horace Smoot of Bristersburg; and Dr. James M. Caskie of Rappahannock.

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T H E END OF S O U TH W ARREN T O N From all appearances, the business plan for South Warrenton was solid: a wide range of support – financial and otherwise – from across the state and locally; a detailed site plan with many innovative features; and a thoughtful, if not convincing, advertising campaign. But in fact, nothing was ever built at South Warrenton. Only about a dozen property transactions took place, and they were mostly between the corporation and its directors and their families. Virtually no one else was

and 16 additional acres, at $60 an acre. Mr. Maddux renamed the property Neptune Lodge in honor of one of his racehorses, and later married the former May Amelil Muurling (1880-1948), whose family was from Holland. The 37 acres set aside for “manufactories” on the never-built Carlton Avenue were sold to Dr. Robert I. Hicks on April 24, 1899, for $1,484. On July 1, 1901, May Maddux’s father, Ido Jan Reinier Muurling (1848-1926) purchased 132 1/8 acres of South Warrenton land, for which he paid $45 per acre, or $5,945.63.

Leeton Hill was built in 1902 by Ido Jan Reiner Muurling near the site of the neverbuilt Blue Ridge Inn. It was acquired by Edward E. and Evelyn G. Jenkins in 1928 and has remained in the family ever since.

He combined this purchase with two parcels he bought from South Warrenton Secretary R. W. Hilleary, bringing his holdings to 176 acres. In 1902, Mr. Muurling had a handsome brick mansion built on the hilltop near the proposed site of the Blue Ridge Inn as a wedding present for James and May Maddux. But rather than having the house face north, toward “the town that never was,” he positioned the new home facing west, toward the Springs Road and the mountains. Completed later that year, the new home was called Leeton Hill. James and May Maddux had a daughter,

buying into South Warrenton, and soon the out-of-town officers and investors began pulling out. At a special board meeting called on April 10, 1894, it was resolved that Joseph A. Jeffries, by then made president of the corporation, be authorized to sell “on behalf of the company” all of the property that remained, for whatever price he could get. As South Warrenton headed toward extinction, the unsold “residue” was sold off in large tracts. First to go was Section 51, a ten acre tract that included Monte Rosa and the brick stables. It was purchased by James Kerfoot Maddux (1853-1930) on Sept. 15, 1895, for $5,500. He later secured the rightof-way of the never-built Arlington Avenue,


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Winifred (1910-1965), and divorced in 1916. James returned to Neptune Lodge, and Mr. and Mrs. Muurling lived at Leeton Hill, where they remained until they died in the mid-1920s. Neptune Lodge passed to Miss Winifred Maddux following her father’s death in 1930. In the years that followed, both properties have changed hands several times. Monte Rosa is now owned by Keith Macdonald, and Leeton Hill is the property of Lora Jenkins.

EP I L O G U E Several theories have been advanced as to why the South Warrenton project failed so quickly and dramatically, given the amount of money and effort that was expended. At the time, there had been a long regional recession that had slowed the economy, and changing demographics had made the concept of the “resort community” less appealing to new residents. Another example of the changing economy was the struggling spa and grand hotel at Fauquier White Sulphur Springs, which had been in decline for years and was leased to Bethel Military Academy (BMA) during 1896-1898. After the hotel burned in 1901, it was not rebuilt. BMA, which had moved back to its old facilities at Bethel, closed in 1911. It would be nearly three decades before another planned development – the Bartenstein Subdivision across E. Shirley Avenue – would be built. It would be followed by others, including Stuyvesant Acres in the 1940s, and the homes above the old Warrenton Bypass and Rock Springs Estates on Dumfries Road in the 1950s. Many more have followed. The new residents were not travelers passing through who were interested in pursuing “the good life” at a resort community – but rather families and individuals wishing to forsake crowded cities and suburbs, and live in an area, “…teeming with beauty of landscape, healthfulness of climate, fertility of soil and social cultivation,” as the South Warrenton brochure promised over a century ago. ❖

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f you want to meet a celebrity in Fauquier County, look up. Don’t see one? Look harder. Still nothing, huh? He’s there. Just be glad you’re not a whitetailed deer, or a black bear, or a duck. Most celebrities don’t become successful by hiding, but that’s just what Steve Lewis and 11 of his friends have done through their television series, Buck Obsession, an outdoor reality show documenting their hunting adventures across North America. “Growing up I always loved the outdoors and hunting,” said Lewis, founder and producer of Buck Obsession. “The day Buck Obsession was founded, I decided to start a series of videos that documented my experience in the outdoors. It has since progressed into a nationally-televised program.”


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Lewis’ love for the outdoors and hunting in particular is rooted in a family tradition of hunting and a profound respect for nature. “I like to hunt for the sport and also being out in God’s creation,” said Lewis. “I like the challenge of learning the wildlife and how they operate. I started hunting under the direction of my father. He started me in the outdoors at a young age and taught me a lot regarding the sport of hunting. I continue to hunt because I love it. It’s in my blood and being out in the outdoors gives me the opportunity to relax and unwind.”



Buck Obsession continues to grow since its beginnings back in 2011. For 2016, the Pursuit Channel, shown on Direct TV and Dish Network and their 50 million households, added Buck Obsession to their programming. “Buck Obsession’s mission is to provide and inspire others to have a goal of family, faith and friendship,” said Lewis, “and to show others to take your children in the outdoors and teach them good hunting tactics and skills, and to be ethical in the outdoors. Our mission is to show that teamwork does work. I manage 12 pro staff members and we

Left: Andy Thorpe of Buck Obsession managed to harvest this turkey from the woods featured in background while also self-filming. Below: Steven Lewis, Produce and Owner of Buck Obsession.

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have molded into one family and work great together in the field and off.” Buck Obsession’s popularity may lie in their formula of providing genuine, sincere, and ethical shows about hunting. Some things go well, other things may go poorly, but every show is unscripted, according to Lewis, and every character you see on television is playing his real-life self. Buck Obsession is counting on their show’s authenticity as much as its sense of adventure and skill as a flavor many Americans will choose in a hunting show. “We just try to be ourselves,” said Lewis. “People want to see real people and not things that are scripted. Many people have told me that they appreciate that we stay true to our roots. We’re not actors and our shows aren’t scripted. We pride ourselves in showing that average Joe’s can have big dreams.” While Buck Obsession is far from the only show depicting hunting on television, Lewis and his crew try to separate themselves from the pack through a variety of methods including purposely dispelling a lot of myths about hunting and hunters themselves. “I would say that some people look at hunters as being inhumane and blood thirsty, but that’s not the case,” said Lewis. “We love the outdoors

and respect the wildlife we hunt and harvest. Hunters are wildlife conservators. It’s not called killing, its called hunting.” While most sportsmen might think starring in their own television show about a sport they love might be fun, Lewis is adamant about just how much hard work it takes to be successful. Especially when you realize Buck Obsession is an extracurricular activity for the entire staff. Lewis said Buck Obsession is very structured and the process to be a member of his staff is rigorous. “We have a producer of the show, me, our sponsorship agent Andy Thorpe and pro staff manager William Green. “We have a team of 12 members that are from different states such as Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Each team member had to go through an application process, which included submitting a video resume of what they have filmed in the past. Each member also had to have the commitment to help with trade shows and also events where they are needed. We also have social media administrators that focus on keeping our fans up-to-date with events, hunts and merchandise.” “I would say the hardest part is making sure you manage your time right,” said Lewis. “All my staff plus

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Left: Brad Abbott and Josh York took down this hog at Buck and Boar Outfitters in Swansea, SC. Below: Sean Calhoun took down this buck in Nebraska while selffilming. Calhoun also owns Gobbler Down Custom Calls in Chantilly and is preparing to host the 4th Annual Hunt for Heroes in April. For more info, cantact him at sean@gobblerdown.com.

myself have full time jobs and do this job on our free time. Dedication is a huge part of this television show and getting it all together for network. Family is a huge part in this.” Celebrities or not, Lewis and his staff pride themselves on keeping a better focus on staying morally grounded than on trophy hunting. “Buck Obsession travels a lot to hunt as well as to trade shows, so making sure things are scheduled and planned right can be a challenge,” said Lewis. Their commitment to their faith, families, each other, and being ethical in and out of the tree stand is woven into each episode of Buck Obsession, ensuring each show is not only a fun-filled adventure for hunters, but also a testimony for their viewers that they can and should balance their love for the outdoors with a much greater calling. “Never neglect your family,” said Lewis. “Your family is your backbone and your support system. Show balance in this and dedicate times only for this job. Having a family


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that supports you is key. So the hardest part is making sure your life is balanced and keeping the wife happy.” Not far below family as a top priority for Buck Obsession is a hunter’s mission as a mentor and coach. “Make sure you spend time with your children or grandchildren in the outdoors,” said Lewis. “One day you may not be able to hunt so every minute and second is very important to spend with them. If you are disabled don’t let that put a sad face on you. Get out and enjoy God’s creation and He will give you the strength to enjoy and cherish the outdoors with his love and power.” For new hunters, Lewis adds this advice: “Be a sponge. Absorb all the knowledge you can about the ethics and stewardship of the outdoors. Have fun.” Despite the very real potential the staff of Buck Obsession may not be able to hide from their fans around Fauquier very easily much longer, the whole point of the show according



to Lewis is to downplay popularity as a means to reach your goals in life. “Buck Obsession’s role is to provide hunters with hope that you don’t have to be a celebrity in the outdoor industry to make your dreams come true. Work at what you want to accomplish in life and it will happen. Never give up. Also, respect the outdoors.” In the end, if the staff at Buck Obsession on their game, you’ll probably never find them, but their most important message will never be hidden. Family. Faith. Friendship. ❖ Jay Pinsky is a freelance journalist specializing in firearms, hunting, natural resources and agriculture. He is the founder of the Green Bow Foundation, a not-for-profit dedicated to developing leadership in youth through archery, natural resource management and stewardship.

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ntering the building at 22 Main you get the mixed feel of contemporary trendiness coupled with a sense of familiarity. And that first whiff of freshly brewed beans will bring a smile to every coffee-lover’s face. Deja Brew Café gives Warrentonians an eclectic central location to relax, converse, read a book, or listen to music while enjoying fresh food and beverages. Much of the historic charm from the former Jimmie’s Market location has been maintained including the wood floors, brick walls and tin ceiling. The adjacent sitting room has a more modern touch with its large front window illuminating fashionable furniture.


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n 2007, two dynamic events occurred that would inexorably change the drinking scene across America. The first was the premier of the massively popular 1960’s American period drama TV series Mad Men in July. Following only a couple months later, in November, New York Times food writer David Wondrich released his book Imbibe!, a tribute to Jerry Thomas, the man considered to be America’s pioneer of mixology. Wondrich’s book includes recipes and histories for such retro drinks as the Gin Rickey, the Whiskey Cocktail, the Manhattan, and the Apple Toddy. Almost a decade later, a recent article in The Washington Post stated that the sale of spirits is booming as a new generation discovers the classic favorites. Locally, new establishments find themselves profiting from this renewed interest, as evidenced by the opening of several new bars and increased offerings from older businesses trying to compete. This also means that local distilleries such as KO Distilling in Manassas, MurLarkey Distilled Spirits in Gainesville, and Mt. Defiance Cidery and Distillery in Middleburg are in an ideal spot to take advantage of these new trends. Mike Larkin of MurLarkey explains, “Rum and Coke is a mixed drink. But if you add a lime, it becomes a Cuba Libre, which is a cocktail.” Larkin provides the basic recipe for making almost any cocktail – liquor, a mixer and a flavor or color. He demonstrates by pouring an ounce of MurLarkey’s Clemoncy into a glass, adds simple syrup, club soda, and a lemon peel for a wonderful cocktail similar to a Whiskey Sour. Larkin prepares another cocktail using MurLarkey’s Cincerity (a cinnamon whiskey) mixed with sweet vermouth, bitters, and orange peel, to create a cinnamon twist on

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an Old Fashioned. Mixing the Old Fashioned with muddled fruit, simple syrup and a maraschino cherry transforms the Old Fashioned into a Manhattan. Substitute KO’s Battle Standard 142 Gin to make a Gin Manhattan. Substitute any rum from Mt. Defiance for a Rum Manhattan. At KO, the Battle Standard 142 Gin, combined with dry vermouth, shaken over ice (to open the spirits) and poured into a glass with a lemon peel or olives makes a wonderful, classic Gin Martini. Add tonic water, cucumber or lime for a wonderfully refreshing summer drink similar to a Cucumber/Lime Tom Collins. Both KO’s Virginia Moon and MurLarkey’s Justice can be the base for a wide variety of mixed drinks and bourbon-based cocktails. Mt. Defiance features several rum-based cocktails on its website, including their version of the Hemingway Daiquiri, which consists of rum, maraschino syrup, simple syrup, and grapefruit and lime juice. Mt. Defiance even shares Ben Franklin’s Shrub recipe to show how the interest in cocktails is timeless: “To a Gallon of Rum two Quarts of Orange Juice and two pound of Sugar - dissolve the Sugar in the Juice before you mix it with the Rum - put all together in a Cask and shake it well - let it stand 3 or 4 Weeks and it will be very fine and fit for Bottling. When you have Bottled off the fine, pass the thick thro’ a Philtring paper put into a Funnell - that not a drop may be lost. To obtain the flavour of the Orange Peel paire a few Oranges and put it in Rum for twelve hours and put that Rum into the Cask with the other - For Punch thought better without the Peel.” The fun part of exploring cocktails is experimenting with different spirits, mixers and flavors. Find the combination you enjoy with help from your favorite mixologist or by visiting any of these local distilleries. They are all eager to help visitors learn about and enjoy locally made spirits. If you’d like to learn more about making vintage and retro cocktails at home, recommended reads include Imbibe! by David Wondrich and Vintage Cocktails by Brian Van Flandern. ❖ Steve Oviatt is the Past President of the Haymarket Gainesville Business Association and runs his own consulting business in addition to working with a number of local and international wineries. Steve acknowledges his daughter taught him everything he knows about wine. He lives in Catharpin with his wife, Nancy.



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