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Contributing Writers : Jennifer Heyns is a resident of Delaplane, where she enjoys country life with her husband, two young sons, two dogs and her mother-in-law. She has been published in many local, regional and national publications and is currently working on her first book. Amy Griffin is the owner of inFauquier.com, the most comprehensive online directory of consumer businesses located in Fauquier County. Maps to all the businesses can be found at inFauquier.com and check out the What’s New page for more business happenings in the entire county. You can reach her at (540)347-4922 or amy@inFauquier.com with your questions or any tidbits you hear about local business. Amy Gable is the Director of The Partnership for Warrenton. The Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the economic and aesthetic development of Old Town Warrenton through a comprehensive process of economic revitalization that seeks to protect, enhance and promote its architectural and historical heritage.

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hen Connie Novak joined the Town of Warrenton Police Department in October 2005, she expected to ease into her new role as Deputy Chief, aided by the existing Chief of Police and top officers. What she found, however, was quite a different scenario. Novak explains, “My first day on the job I became the acting Chief of Police as the former Chief had just stepped down. On top of that the top two ranking officers (my sergeant and captain) were retiring shortly after I came on board.” Not only was Novak new to the Warrenton area and her acquired job title, she was on her own as far as learning the ropes as Warrenton’s Deputy Chief and acting Chief – truly an initiation by fire. Luckily she was able to convince one of the retiring officers to stay on as a civilian, helping her tremendously and providing a valuable link to the community and to her new staff. Today, after nearly three years as Warrenton’s Chief of Police, Novak is secure, comfortable and happy in her position, living out the goals she set for herself back in high school. “By high school I knew I wanted to get into the law or communications. By my second year in college I started taking law enforcement courses, and I knew right then and there that ‘this is it’.” Before leaving college, Novak started interviewing for officer positions, keeping her eyes on Fairfax County. Granted the location of her choosing, Novak began her career as a police officer in Fairfax County immediately following her 1979 college graduation and enjoyed a lengthy stay there, moving steadily up the ranks. Her officer status was soon promoted to patrol officer, then sergeant and second lieutenant. She also served as the department’s public 6

information officer, which afforded her the opportunity to be the department’s spokesperson for three years. Most people think a police officer’s job consists primarily of handing out traffic tickets or reading Miranda rights, but Novak experienced much more than that while in Fairfax County. She trained for and performed the role of crime scene investigator (will there be a C.S.I. Warrenton coming soon to satellite TV?) as well as worked in the child services unit. She retired from the Fairfax County Police Department in 1999. “I would probably still be there today if I hadn’t felt a strong need to spend more time with my children,” she admits. Novak was then married to another Fairfax County police officer and neither seemed to be home very much. The realization set in when she became conscious of the fact that her children, Ronnie, who is now 18-years old, and Crystal, now 14, had 11 different live-in nannies in nine years. Novak took a job as a safety specialist for the Loudoun County school system. Although it was a dream job as far as the schedule went, allowing her evenings, weekends and summers with her children, she was bored with being confined in a high school all day long and felt that every day was the same. She longed for the variety and excitement that she had come to know and love as an officer. “I missed being in public all the time and having no two days the same,” she explains. “But I wasn’t actively looking for something else when the Deputy Chief position opened up in Fauquier County.” A friend called and told her about the Warrenton job opening and convinced her to apply. Although she possessed the qualifications the job required, she was skeptical that they would hire a woman for such a position – maybe she should have worried more

about what would happen if they DID give her the job. Although she may have gotten off to a rocky start, Novak quickly stepped into her new leadership position as acting Chief in Warrenton and immediately set out to enlarge the police department staff. She is especially proud of the cooperative relationship she has cultivated with other departments in the town. “I have renewed relations with the Town, with the Fire Department and other police agencies so that we work more closely together,” she says. Over the past three years, Novak has streamlined the police department so that the responsibilities are doled out more evenly among the staff members. She’s also made training and education a priority among her staff, noting that she never turns down a staff member’s request for training. She listens carefully to the needs and wants of the community and swiftly determined that traffic was the main concern of the people she’d sworn to protect. As a response to that concern, Novak has dedicated one officer to handle nothing but traffic matters and notes that it seems to have made a positive impact on keeping traffic incidents to a minimum. The Town of Warrenton’s Police Department has grown to include 26 members under Novak’s reign, but she is committed to making it better still. Her current plans include the

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immediate hiring of two additional sworn officers and having a permanent bicycle squad. “It’s great for public relations to have officers on bicycles,” Novak says. “It’s so much easier for community members to approach an officer on a bicycle than one in a squad car.” She also plans to bring the department more up to date with the latest equipment. Although she is aware that it will take a large amount of funding, she’d like to have computers installed in all of the department’s 16 vehicles. “It makes checking plates and creating reports so much easier for the officers and it reduces the number of hours the officer has to spend at the office typing the reports by hand.” She hopes within the next two years to purchase a second motorcycle cruiser to help ensure the safety of the single officer currently using this method of patrol. “It’s always better with two officers together,” she explains. According to Novak, other necessary changes are the addition of another civilian position to aide with the department’s accreditation and the handling of evidence and property, one additional detective and a few more investigators. Though her accomplishments are evident in the smooth manner her department operates and the happy and safe feelings shared by the Warrenton community, Novak still finds her job challenging, naming fighting drug as her chief ordeal. “It’s hard to get ahead of,” she says. “It’s very frustrating.” Although her perception is that the department is doing a great job in making today’s youth aware of the problem and successfully dissuading them from entering a life of drug use, she feels that the older generations who have already started down that path are destined to persist. “You can arrest people for possession but you’re really not even making a dent in the drug process,” Novak says. Ideally Novak would like to eradicate the existence of drugs in the community, but notes that her time and the Town’s money is making a much more positive impact by 8

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educating parents and children about the lasting effects of drugs. Also, she wants to raise awareness of the increased danger that today’s drugs have over those popular a decade or two ago. Despite the headaches this particular topic gives the Warrenton police department, Novak loves the work she is doing and cites the individuals who make up her community as the reason. “I’ve been very well-accepted here and it’s nice to help people,” says Novak. “I especially like being able to help direct the choices people make and watch it change their lives.” In addition to alleviating traffic woes, working to clean up crime, and helping to make Warrenton a place where people feel safe and comfortable, Novak and her team enjoy being able to offer protection at public events and hosting community services. Every Wednesday at the police station, officers perform child safety seat checks. According to Novak, the amount of knowledge needed to be able to provide this service is astounding. She notes that it takes a full week of training for officers to learn the ins and outs of the various types of car seats available on the market today, combined with the myriad vehicle restraint systems. Anyone is welcome to stop by the station to have a trained officer verify that child safety seats are properly installed. Additionally, the police department offers security for the summertime Bluemont Concert Series to ensure everyone can feel safe while they enjoy the entertainment. Concerts take place at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evenings through the end of August at the Old Shadowlawn in Warrenton. The overall level of safety and order in the Town of Warrenton is a positive one that Chief Novak is very pleased to be a part of and she has her mind set on making this a continued success.

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Historic Old Town Warrenton Happenings By Amy Gable Where does the summer go? It seems like yesterday we were all at An Evening Under the Stars dancing the night away. Well, it’s that time again. Saturday, September 20th is the 19th Annual An Evening Under the Stars, so get a group of friends together and join us for the social event of the fall! An Evening Under the Stars is a fundraiser for the Partnership for Warrenton Foundation which makes possible, along with the various event sponsors, GumDrop Square and Christmas in Old Town, the Annual Father’s Day Car Show, the 4th of July Children and Pets Parade and new this year, First Fridays. The proceeds also assist in streetscape projects such as streetlamp restoration, furthering the brick sidewalks, the flags for the lampposts, the planning of the future pocket park and other beautification projects in Old Town Warrenton. Main Street will be closed for An Evening Under the Stars, the largest cocktail party in Fauquier. Beginning at 8pm, guests will arrive at Main Street, welcomed by landscaped entrances donated by Showcase Gardens. Music from the Daryl Davis Band will start the party while partygoers sample signature dishes from the area’s top restaurants and caterers. There will be some new surprise additions this year. Don’t forget the Silent Auction Under the Tent – it promises to be a wonderful shopping experience. It’s never too early to do your Christmas shopping. Don’t forget – all donations to the Partnership for Warrenton are tax deductible. For those of you who have always wanted to attend, but never have, here is your chance! Tickets are now on sale and available at a number of locations: The Town Duck, Chip Shot, Iron Bridge Wine Company, A Formal Affair and the Partnership office. Tickets are $40 per person in advance, $50 per person after September 15th. You may also purchase a reserved table with eight tickets for $400. Please note the ticket locations are cash or check only. The Partnership office and website is able to take major credit cards. All the excitement and buzz about An Evening Under the Stars and we still have 3 more First Fridays this summer! Celebrate 1st Fr!days and the HeART of Warrenton August 1st, September 5th and October 3rd. First Fridays are from 6-9pm, shops will be open late, Farmer’s Market will be on Main Street and more. August will bring “Oldies Night� with Ron Lacasse. In September, along with the Farmer’s Market and live band, the Mosby Players, an 1860’s interpretive group will join us on Main Street. October will host the band “Bipolar Bill�. For further information regarding any of our events, please contact the Partnership office at 540-349-8606 or e-mail us at amy@partnershipforwarrenton.org. The Partnership for Warrenton is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the economic and aesthetic development of Old Town Warrenton through a comprehensive process of economic revitalization that seeks to protect, enhance and promote its architectural and historical heritage. August 2008

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ecessions are a normal part of the business cycle. They come and go. As many of us now realize, the 2008 recession has arrived, but when will it depart? A quick glance at the average of all business cycles offers a clue as to the duration of the business cycle expansions and contractions. BUSINESS CYCLE BUSINESSIN CYCLE DURATION MONTHS DURATION IN MONTHS

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EXPANSION TROUGH TO PEAK 38 27 35 57 72 est.

Source: National Bureau of Economic Research

Looking at averages provides us with a framework by which to judge where we are and where the road ahead may take us. The averages reveal that contractions have been shortening and expansions have been lengthening. A more detailed picture emerges from the post-World War II recessions: START OF RECESSION Feb. 1945 Nov. 1948 July 1953 Aug. 1957 April 1960 Dec. 1969 Nov . 1973 Jan. 1980 July 1981 July 1990

DURATION IN MONTHS 9 11 10 9 10 11 16 6 1 9

END OF RECESSION Oct. 1945 Sept. 1948 April 1954 April 1958 Jan. 1961 Oct. 1970 Feb. 1975 June 1980 Oct. 1982 March 1991

the result of asset and credit bubble busts: the real estate bubble of the 1980s led to the Savings and Loan banking crisis, and the dot-com bubble of the 1990s resulted in the stock market crash of 2001. In both situations, credit dried up and recessions followed. WHERE ARE WE TODAY? Today’s economic situation is characterized by the following dynamic forces: 1. America is de-leveraging. The housing and credit boom of the last seven years is unwinding at an accelerating pace. Housing values continue to fall, defaults are increasing on car loans and credit cards, and commercial real estate sales are weakening. 2. The financial system is shaky. With the ongoing credit destruction, large segments of our banking system have taken extraordinary losses. Over 250 mortgage lenders have gone out of business in the last 18 months. Many financial institutions, including Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are undercapitalized and are getting help from the Federal Reserve and the Government. With about $1.3 trillion in capital supporting our financial system and the latest estimate for credit losses put at around $1.6 trillion dollars, we are faced with a systemic banking crisis. While financial institutions are rebuilding their damaged balance sheets, credit is restrictive or unavailable and rising interest rates are slowing economic growth.

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Based on average numbers alone, one could expect the 2008 recession to reach its nadir around the end of the year 2008 or the first quarter of 2009, at which point the economy ought to be moving upwards again. While this notion is comforting, the reality may be different because, unlike in past recessions, today we are living in a more complex and globally interconnected world. The two longest recessions since World War II, each of which lasted 16 months, shared dominant driving forces: inflation and oil shocks. The two most recent recessions were 12

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Reality Show cont’d from page 12 3. Energy costs are rising. With oil prices breaking record highs, the resulting inflation is akin to a hidden tax. This hidden tax is a major factor in the changing nature of household spending patterns, which in turn is putting pressure on corporate profit margins, resulting in job losses and declining stock markets. Our dependence on foreign oil has led to the greatest transfer of wealth in the history of mankind. 4. Global competition restrains wage increases. With the export of manufacturing and servicing jobs, China and India are now holding down prices and wages in the US and European economies. China, which acts as the world’s manufacturing shop, and India, which is the world’s back office, are experiencing a gradually increasing standard of living, while the US and Europe are experiencing a gradually declining standard of living. As a consequence of this shift, China and India are beginning to export at higher prices and we are now importing inflation. 5. The US Dollar is depreciating. The continued weakening of the US Dollar, which has depreciated approximately 40 percent since the beginning of the millennium, is causing substantial losses to foreign investors who invested their savings in US Treasury bonds and who carry about half of our federal debt. To minimize their investment losses, central banks around the world, along with private 14

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Today’s recession differs from the last recessions insofar as the real estate bust and the subsequent credit bust are both overshadowed by the transformational oil shock. With inflation rising, wages falling, and credit restricted, a deeper and longer than average recession appears likely. The possibility also exists that the current recession could transform into a shallow, chronic recession. Indeed, a chronic recession may already be a forgone conclusion given the excessive public and private debt that exists.

Our federal debt, driven by war spending and unfunded liabilities for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and US Government pensions, continues to rise at an alarming rate. Different think tanks have set forth varying estimates of our current levels of debt, but even the lowest of these estimates is unmanageable for the largest economy in the world with a Gross National Product of about $12 trillion.


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Reality Show cont’d from page 15 As we move through what is likely to become the longest recession since World War II, accelerating inflation eventually will burn itself out and we will likely have to battle deflation. Meanwhile, the US is still the economic engine of the world, and with the financial exhaustion of the US consumer, export-driven economies around the world will follow us into recession. The stock markets around the world have been signaling a global recession for quite some time. The Dow Jones Index has entered bear territory. China’s stock market index has declined by about 40 percent. India, Japan and Europe’s respective stock markets have also been falling since October 2007. However, as in any recession, different people and different regions will be affected in different ways.


Our economy does not need to continue on the path of chronic recession, but how can we turn the recession around? November 4, 2008, may present a first opportunity to bring about change. As a nation we have arrived at a crossroad: either we can continue on the path of spending or we can begin to save and invest. As the world is becoming increasingly more reluctant to underwrite US debt and is beginning to divest itself of the US Dollar, our culture of debt will necessarily have to give

way to a culture of saving and investing. In order to catch up with the rest of the world, we will need to switch from defense spending to investing in infrastructure and green technologies, rebuild a modern manufacturing base which will create new jobs, and improve our education system. Sweeping changes are underway in the financial system without which a modern economy would not be able to grow. A better and stronger banking system will emerge over the next several years. Our export industry is rapidly growing stronger and foreign investments attracted by deeply discounted values will bring new jobs to our country, which has one of the world’s fastest growing populations and is expected to reach 430 million people by 2050. At the same time, our place in the world will become less dominant as we move from a unipolar world to a multipolar world. No other nation in the world has the ability to face a challenge and overcome difficulties as does America. We have always been the envy of the world for our ability to change. The changes ahead, albeit difficult and long overdue, will bring new opportunities. Lifestyle changes are already visible: SUVs are being traded in for smaller and more efficient cars, and alternative energy is being taken seriously. Condos in the city are now more popular than mansions in the suburbs, and telecommuting, job-sharing, and four-day work weeks will slowly become the norm. In times such as these, where lifestyle changes have become a necessity, American ingenuity and creativity will be un-leashed, because necessity is the mother of all inventions.

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The Best of the Best. That is what we call the winners of the third annual Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine’s Best of Warrenton Awards as chosen by thousands of our readers. A few months ago we urged our readers to tell us what they felt were the best of our great Warrenton area businesses, people, places and organizations in 90 categories. The citizens responded well, both online and in writing, and the winners are personally being told in advance this year of their great fortune. One of our missions with The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is to continually celebrate all of the terrific things we have in Warrenton. Another is to give greater exposure of our businesses and organizations to the people that live here, over half of whom are commuters, without promoting their competition from other tax bases. We also think it is important to continually revisit our community because changes occur on a daily basis. We feel there are so many positive features of Warrenton that we will never run out of material. This year we included 90 categories, up from last year’s 78, based on recommendations from you, our readers. We also eliminated categories where less than 10% of the ballots had responses. We will continue to streamline this process each year. Submitted ballots were up incredibly over previous years. The stacks of faxes and mailed ballots kept intern Chad Barbaris busy for several weeks manually inputting the results into a database. This year the results page is more extensive because Mike Tedeschi wrote a brief background on most of the winners. Also, we decided to continue to publish runners-up that received a significant percentage of the votes. They represent the many more wonderful businesses and people that did not finish first but are obviously well-loved. The list of winners is as varied as Warrenton itself. National chains, mom and pop businesses, new stores and long-time landmarks were all winners. For example, 37 different restaurants received votes in the Best All-Around Restaurant category. So consider the Best Of list as just a “slice” of the thousands of wonderful businesses, places, and people we have to offer. People will debate the winners. The most important thing is that local residents have an opinion and passion about our great Town and region. We believe most competition makes

for better business and better choices for our residents. In no categories were the winners anywhere near unanimous, although there were some large margins of victory. In others, there were tightly contested races that came down to the final days, with one category ending up in a dead heat. There were some great surprises, but in our opinion, no real disappointments. So, agree with the people who voted or not, but we urge you to take the time to find out your own favorites for next year. It could be someplace you haven’t even heard of until today. Thank you to our team at Piedmont Press & Graphics and especially to you, the readers of The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine for caring enough to vote. And now to the winners, part 1…



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It’s remarkable when the best keeps getting better, and nothing seems to be stopping Claire’s restaurant. Claire’s at the Depot has not only been voted Best AllAround Restaurant in Warrenton three years running now, but the restaurant has also been voted the winner of two new categories: Best Fine Dining and Best Place for a Business Lunch. Claire’s menu features delectable appetizers and an array of hearty dishes, not to mention an extensive wine list. To add to the impressive résumé, Claire’s has been voted the Best Caterer in Warrenton for 2008, providing their clients and guests not only with impressive service, hors d’oeuvres, and platters, but also help with invitations, rentals, and locations. Honorable Mention: Applebee’s Café Torino Crescendo Iron Bridge Outback Ruby Tuesday’s

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Best Asian Food – Faang

Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar is this year’s winner for Best Asian Food. Opened in 2007, Faang offers customers the very best in Thai food using the finest ingredients, creating custom dishes, and offering a wide variety of choices. The kitchen boasts over 20 years of experience in dining, and the bar features California wines among other liquors. Make sure to check out their exquisite list of foods at spicy, not so spicy, and extra spicy heat levels. Faang is located on West Lee Highway near the Verizon Wireless store. Honorable Mention: China Jade Osaka Top’s China Waterloo Café


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Best Bakery/Desserts Mom’s Apple Pie, Café Torino

For the first time in the three years of the Best of Warrenton awards, we have a tie. Not many would complain that the tie involves desserts either. Your winners for the 2008 Best Bakery/ Desserts are Café Torino and Mom’s Apple Pie. Café Torino, an elegant and fun Italian restaurant located in Waterloo Station, is owned and operated by husband and wife Andrea and Amber Ferraro. Known also for their tasty Italian dishes, Café Torino features tasty bakery goods ranging from cookies to cannolis and cakes. Mom’s Apple Pie’s trademark goodies range from pies to cookies to bread. Made fresh daily, the pies are cooked from the best ingredients right in house. Mom’s Apple Pie is located on the corner of Waterloo and Ashby Streets across from The Fauquier Bank. Honorable Mention: Carousel Panera

Best Meal under $10 – Chick-Fil-A

That’s how a business should make an appearance in its first year! Chick-Fil-A came out of the gates ready to roll, taking with them not just one or two, but three awards for this year’s Best of Warrenton competition. The franchise operates like a small, family-owned business with all of its employees adding a personal warmth to their service. Warrentonians have voted Chick-Fil-A the Best Meal for under $10, Best New Store and Best Meal in a Hurry. Opened on March 20th of this year, it obviously did not take them long to make a positive impact on the community as they brought with them the chain’s award winning drive-thru service. The new ChickFil-A restaurant is located on West Lee Highway sandwiched (!) in between Walgreens and BB&T. Honorable Mention: Bistro on the Hill El Agave Frost Diner Jimmie’s Market Panera Tropical Smoothie Café


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Best Breakfast Place Frost Diner

Not many places in the town of Warrenton can provide you with the satisfaction of filling your late night hunger needs. And by late night, I mean wee hours of the morning (they won Best Late Night Food in 2006). Frost Diner is this year’s winner for Best Breakfast Place. The historic silver diner features great American home-style cooking. It’s not limited to just breakfast though, as they serve your All-American burgers and fries as well as a number of other items. Check out their daily specials and enjoy the juke box on the table while you are waiting for your food. Frost Diner is located on Broadview Avenue across from Burger King. Honorable Mention Denny’s IHOP Panera

Best Casual/Family Restaurant Applebee’s

Applebee’s Bar & Grill is an American restaurant chain with almost 2,000 stores across the world. Applebee’s, currently the world’s largest casual dining chain, features wholesome burgers, salads, pasta dishes, and other filling meals. Applebee’s is located on West Lee Highway next to Friendly’s. Honorable Mention: Country Cookin El Agave Foster’s Grille Friendly’s Outback Ruby Tuesday’s

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Best Coffee – Starbucks

You can’t have over 15,000 stores in over 44 countries if the service you provide isn’t up to standards. Starbucks Coffee, founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971, is rapidly expanding across the globe, providing customers with great coffee quickly. The ripples of this have obviously been felt in Warrenton with four Starbucks stores – one on West Lee Highway, one in Safeway, one in Giant and the other on Route 29 next to Quizno’s. Honorable Mention: Black Wolf Gusto de Vita

Best Deli Food – Jimmie’s Market

Located on Main Street, Jimmie’s Market has been providing customers with the very best in gourmet foods ranging from Italian to Cajun to French. After receiving the award for Best Deli Food in 2007 and serving Warrenton for over 67 years, there was no reason to see why Jimmie’s Market wouldn’t be able to maintain their success. Owner/Manager Georgia Deardoff doesn’t limit Jimmie’s Market to deli foods, as they carry many imported and local wines and beers, and a variety of salads. Visit their exquisite tea room as well. Honorable Mention: Fred’s Deli Giant Safeway

Best Grocery Store – Safeway

Safeway is once again being rewarded for their superior service in the supermarket industry. After receiving the Best of Warrenton award for 2007 for Best Grocery Store and finishing in the competition for Best Deli Food, Safeway is presented with the 2008 Best of Warrenton award for Best Grocery Store again. Long-time residents are very loyal to the store where many of the employees have been serving them for decades. After undergoing its remodeling years ago (including its 115-foot wine aisle), Safeway has kept pace, competing successfully with other supermarket chains. Honorable Mention: Bloom Giant 22

Best Healthy Food Natural Marketplace

Describing the shop as a “unique health market,” The Natural Marketplace has won the award for Best Healthy Food for the second year in a row. In business for over 17 years, The Natural Marketplace features organic groceries (including allergy-free foods) and cosmetics, vitamins, books, holistic therapies and education. They also have a take-out deli and juice bar. The Natural Marketplace is located on Diagonal Street across from Napoleon’s Restaurant. Honorable Mention: Tropical Smoothie Café Panera Subway

Best Ice Cream – Carousel

The only thing competing with the variety of choices available at Carousel Frozen Treats is the number of ways people spelled “Carousel” on their ballots (24!). For the third consecutive year, Carousel wins the award for the best ice cream in Warrenton. Owners Dennis Bachetti and Carl Norskog have created a festive atmosphere to serve ice cream with all the modern toppings in a somewhat nostalgic setting. There is a reason why there are long lines on weekend nights (they move fast) – people are willing to wait for the reward at the end of the rainbow. Don’t forget they offer hot dogs, French fries, and, according to the Publisher, “the best corn dogs on the planet!” Honorable Mention: Cold Stone Creamery Effie’s Friendly’s

Best Lunch Place – Panera

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Best Mexican/Latin Food – El Agave

El Agave has previously won the award for Best Ethnic Cuisine (2006, 2007), and with the addition of a new category this year comes the addition of another award for El Agave. Winner of this year’s Best Mexican/ Latin Food award, El Agave offers Warrentonians an authentic Mexican atmosphere serving a full assortment of combination dinners, steak and chicken dishes, appetizers, and a variety of margaritas. Owned by the Villasenor family, El Agave is located next to Blockbuster on West Lee Highway. Honorable Mention: Main Street Grille Mojitos and Tapas Tippy’s Taco

Best Pizza – Pizza Hut

With the number of quality pizza chains around Warrenton, it’s tough to come out as the best. Pizza Hut has been able to do it once again winning Best Pizza for the third year in a row. A recent remodeling job has made Pizza Hut a nicer, more appealing restaurant for dine-in, and their drivethru service has made getting pizza even quicker. Pizza Hut is located on Broadview Avenue. Honorable Mention: Domino’s Joe and Vinnie’s Pizza Papa John’s Pizzarama Vocelli’s


Best Steak – Outback

With its strong Australian theme and Creole influenced foods, Outback Steakhouse has become a favorite of Warrentonians since the day it opened. Patrons rave not only about Outback’s steaks but also its famous Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and racks of ribs. Honorable Mention: Ben & Mary’s Crescendo

Best Take-Out – Waterloo Cafe

For the third year in a row, Waterloo Café has been voted the Best Take-Out in Warrenton. Waterloo Café is located on Waterloo Street in the Waterloo shopping center (near Carousel). If you’re in the mood for General Tso’s, Sesame Chicken, or their local favorite cabbage salad, be sure to stop by. Alan, David and the rest of the crew make Waterloo Café a friendly place to dine or take-out for lunch and dinner. They even deliver. Honorable Mention: Applebee’s Outback Red Hot and Blue

Best Wings – The Wing Fanatic Best Place to Watch Sports The Wing Fanatic

The Wing Fanatic, locally owned and operated here in Warrenton, bases itself on three things: wings, sports, and fun. Co-owner Jessica Pagonis uses 3 F’s to describe The Wing Fanatic philosophy: fun, family, and food. Enjoy the best wings in town and over 40 plasma TV’s – an obvious assistance in their winning the Best Place to Watch Sports in Warrenton. At night, The Wing Fanatic becomes a busy gathering place for social adults. The Wing Fanatic is located on Route 29 next to the Comfort Inn. Honorable Mention: Domino’s Foster’s Grille

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Best Shopping Best Antique Store Fox Den Antiques

For the third year in a row, Fox Den Antiques has been voted the Best Antique Store in Warrenton, and it isn’t difficult to see why. They arguably provide Warrenton with the largest variety of antiques and collectibles from their numerous merchants. Go visit their recently expanded showroom. Fox Den Antiques is located on West Shirley Avenue near China Jade.

Best Appliance Store Tolson’s Appliance Center

Since 1964, Tolson’s Appliance Center has been professionally servicing Warrenton’s appliance needs in a quick and efficient manner. They display appliances from entry-level to luxury in their 4,000 square foot showroom. Don’t forget, Tolson’s Appliance Center also features delivery and installation. Tolson’s Appliance Center is located behind the On the Run Exxon next to A Sophisticut, Inc. Honorable Mention Home Depot Rankins Sears

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RadioShack is back on top, reclaiming the title it earned in 2006 – Best Electronics Store. After finishing Airport Transportation runner-up to Sears last year, RadioShack is Warrenton’s favorite again in providing electronic goods to customers. RadioShack provides the most advanced in needs ranging from MP3’s, televisions, GPS, cameras, and more. Their staff is knowledgeable and ready with solutions. Honorable Mention Ask for Mike or Phoebe Sears Wal-Mart

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Your 2006, 2007, and now 2008 winner for best Flower Shop goes to Designs by Teresa. With a repertoire of products available including fresh flowers, plants, specialized floral arrangements, floral designs, and gift baskets, Designs by Teresa anchors the corner of Alexandria Pike and Main Street. Owner/operator Teresa Bowles knows how to get it done right with over 20 years in the business. Don’t forget to check out her daughter’s store upstairs at Tina’s Bear Loft. Honorable Mention A Budding Affair C&S Flowers Village Flowers



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Supplying Warrentonians for over 25 years, The Town Duck offers an assortment of the very best in wines, cheeses, specialty foods, and a plethora of items from their gift shop. This year, The Town Duck has won the award for Best Gift Shop. Owned and operated by Annette Johnson, the store takes pride in its customer service and offering the customer what it wants. Another successful venture from The Town Duck is their gift baskets as they will sometimes do over 60 in a day. The Town Duck won Best Place to Find the Perfect Gift in 2006 and Best Gift/Home Décor and Best Specialty Store in 2007. Honorable Mention Piccadilly Ltd. Ribbons/Hallmark

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Best Hardware/Home Improvement Store Rankin’s Hardware

Owned by son Alvin Rankin, Rankin’s Hardware, like its counterpart, has been a fixture of Warrenton for decades. For the third consecutive year, Rankin’s True Value Hardware has been voted Best Hardware Store. Located in the Warrenton Shopping Center by Tadpole CafÊ, Rankin’s Hardware is a favorite of Warrentonians for all their basic and difficult hardware needs. Ask them about anything from gardening to keys to outdoor tools. Honorable Mention Home Depot Gilliam Lumber Co

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Best Jewelry Store – Hartman Jewelers

Hartman Jewelers has been voted the best jeweler in Warrenton for the third straight year. Owned and operated by David and Darcy Hartman, Hartman Jewelers takes pride in their unique, quality oriented jewelry. As a recent recipient of the 2007 Best of Warrenton Customer Service Award (they have a client list of over 5,000), Hartman Jewelers is happy to provide their customers with one-of-a-kind pieces (especially those from their Hearts on Fire collection), jewelry repair, engraving services, free jewelry cleaning, and more. Opened in 1994, Hartman Jewelers moved to their new location on Main Street across from BB&T last year and the store is one of Warrenton’s most stunning. Honorable Mention Carter and Spence Marta von Dettingen

Best Men’s Clothes – Peebles

Peebles Department Store provides Warrentonians the latest in cosmetics, women’s clothing, shoes, and, for the third year in a row, is Warrenton’s choice for men’s clothing. The company has been around for over 100 years, providing experience and expertise to stay ahead of the pack. They have clothes for all ages from toddlers to teenagers to seniors and casual to formal. Honorable Mention A Formal Affair Sears

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Best Paint Store – The Paint Shop

Warrenton’s favorite place for their paint needs is still the same as it was in 2006 and 2007. What could possibly help set them apart from the competition of Sherwin Williams and Home Depot? It’s their people. Owner Jim Timberlake leads a group of friendly experts with over 60 years of combined experience at The Paint Shop. Recently celebrating over 30 years of business, The Paint Shop provides customers with superior work in paints, window treatments, wall coverings, and coatings, along with that local touch and feeling Warrentonians expect.

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Best Pharmacy – Walgreens

Walgreens Pharmacy has been voted the Best Pharmacy for the second time in three years. Walgreens advantage, as they see it, is that they are a 24-hour pharmacy to take care of customers and their needs whenever they may need it. Walgreens, opened less than three years here in Warrenton, is located on the corner of West Lee Highway and Winchester Street. Honorable Mention CVS Giant Rite Aid Safeway

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Best Place for Wine Iron Bridge Restaurant and Wine Company

Opening just over a year ago, the Iron Bridge Restaurant and Wine Company has been a beautiful new addition to Main Street’s magic. With their new rooftop dining and wine from small vineyards all around the world, the Iron Bridge Restaurant is a lovely place to spend a lunch or an evening.

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investment advisor representative and he provides financial planning services including banking at ING Direct, investments and insurance. Brett brings education, fun and comfort to the financial planning process. Julie can handle all your bookkeeping needs and more. The owners of The Bead Shoppe in Old Town have decided to retire and closed the store when the lease ran out on July 31st. Other businesses that have closed are Friedman’s Jewelers, after they finished their close out sale, and The Big Apple Deli at Vint Hill. There will be a new face on Main Street when Klein’s Embroidery moves in to their new location on August 1st. Welcome to Old Town! Buckland Farm Market is still

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waiting for the installation of their entrance road across from Riley Road and the completion of their new building before they can open and get reacquainted with all their old friends that have been waiting so patiently. Since things are a little slow in Warrenton, I am going to give you a couple of tidbits from around the county. Generations Florist, which has long been a fixture in Bealeton, has moved to a new location and Susan Kemper is inviting everyone to come see her new digs in the Carl Faller Real Estate building on Route 28 near the intersection with Route 17. The new space is as warm and inviting as Susan is. The Plains also has a new business, Nick and Molly Forlano have opened Forlano’s Market on Main Street and are offering a daily lunch menu, take home dinner specials, homemade bread, wine tastings, cooking classes and catering. Check it out and try something new close to home. Amy Griffin is the owner of inFauquier.com, the most comprehensive online directory of consumer businesses located in Fauquier County. Maps to all the businesses can be found at inFauquier. com and check out the What’s New page for more business happenings in the entire county. You can reach her at (540)3474922 or amy@inFauquier.com with your questions or any tidbits you hear about local business.

Correction: In the July article “Aging Together in Fauquier County” the Fauquier Senior Care Network meeting time was incorrect. The next meeting is September 9 at 1:00 at the Fauquier County Department of Social Services. Please call 540351-1063 with questions. Warrenton Lifestyle

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