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Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from all of us here at The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine and Piedmont Press & Graphics! Our magazine is packed this month with several exciting articles on history, people, education, relationships, food, crafts, worship and a special story on an amazing young man, Max Levin. Take a few minutes to read a story about how two incredible parents and the Make-A-Wish Foundation took this boy’s life to a higher plateau. This may be the most prestigious group of writers we’ve had in one month. You will want to take your time with this issue. We also want to officially welcome Lou Emerson of FauquierNow.com for his insights in our community that began last month in what we hope will be a continuing column. Something you can do for yourself this holiday is create a life-changing experience by volunteering and/or contributing to one of the dozens of wonderful non-profit organizations we have in and around Warrenton. The volunteer-based groups are dedicated to helping those who cannot completely help themselves. They need money for programs and projects but can always use your time, effort, talents and commitment. In the spirit of giving, please remember our local organizations that help those that are having trouble helping themselves: Fauquier Family Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, Fauquier Free Clinic, SPCA, Fauquier Food Distribution Coalition, etc. Thank you, everyone, for a record-setting year for our publications and our printing company. We gratefully appreciate your support and patronage and thank you for allowing us to provide good jobs in our community and contribute to dozens of local organizations. Don’t miss the Christmas Parade on December 3 on Main Street at 10:00 am. It is a wonderful family tradition. Get there early and stake a good viewing spot. My children and I will be walking in the parade with members of the Scout Pack 1016. For a truly enjoyable holiday shopping experience, stay here and patronize the fine merchants we have in Warrenton. Enjoy a Friday night in Old Town, a Saturday afternoon exploring the area stores and Sunday afternoon at one of our active shopping centers. You will be greeted by friendly, familiar faces and receive firstrate, personal service. In between shopping, you can dine at one of our terrific restaurants and enjoy chatting with your neighbors. All the while, you will feel good knowing your hard-earned dollars are going back into the community you live in. Avoid the traffic, save time, enjoy your gift-giving experience and shop Warrenton this holiday season.

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A Wish Bright blonde hair, big silly smile, a contagious laugh and really good taste in music describe Max Smith-Levin. Son of Alan Levin and Jennie Smith, Max is an energetic six year-old boy, curious of his surroundings and constantly on the move. Blessed with incredible musical talent, he plays the piano feverishly, learning only through sound – no formal lessons. This little guy appreciates good music and constantly requests The Beatles, The Who, Eddie from Ohio, Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel. Max is anything but ordinary, his musical talent is astounding to even seasoned instructors but more interesting is that he was born with bilateral anophthalmia and a chromosome 18 variation. Max is without eyes leaving him completely blind and with the possibility of developmental delays. The challenges ahead of Max seemed endless, but he was blessed with a loving and supportive family who were dedicated to his future and quality of life. Through the thoughtful suggestion of a family friend, Jennie submitted a simple referral form to the Make-A-Wish Foundation on behalf of Max. Make-A-Wish sets requirements for children to be eligible for wish granting which are fairly simple. Max had to be referred by a parent, legal guardian, or medical professional. He had to be between the ages of two and a half and eighteen. Their medical criteria indicates that the child must have a life-threatening medical condition, which is commonly confused with terminal illness. The child’s treating physician then determines if the child is medically eligible and able to participate in the requested wish. Lastly, the referred child could 10

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For Max not have received a wish previously from another wish-granting organization and he had to be within the geographic region of the Mid-Atlantic Chapter. Max was an ideal candidate, fulfilling all of the essential qualifications. With Max cleared for a wish, it was time for the entire family to meet with his compassionate wish granter, Stacy Mutter. The excitement of a potential wish had each member of the family member making recommendations like an adventure filled trip, the chance to meet Bruce Springsteen or even the dreamy Taylor Lautner joking suggested by Callan, his older sister. By exploring Max’s imagination and interests his family was able to comprehend his needs and suggested a sensory room. “Max has a hard time keeping himself occupied independently,” Jennie explained. “He was having a really hard time keeping himself calm. If he gets upset his neurological system gets out of whack and he can get really upset.” The functionality of a room where Max could be entertained while exploring and keeping active without constant supervision seemed like a perfect fit. With no need for a computer with games or a television with popular shows the family and Mutter sought out items to fill a room that would swing, bounce, squeeze, vibrate, and make noise. “It’s those big movement things and really tactual things that give him input to his neurological system to keep him calm,” Jennie said on their need for the particular items. Generally a child’s wish falls MAX continued on page 12 December 2011

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into four categories: an experience wish, a travel wish, a celebrity wish or an object wish. Considered an object wish, Max’s sensory room was approved by Make-A-Wish with the help of Mutter. Together, Alan and Jennie began doing research to find suitable objects for Max’s new room. A list was compiled and submitted through Mutter to begin purchasing these items. With the help of Make-A-Wish volunteers the Levin’s home was transformed, evolving from an open finished basement into Max’s sensory room sanctuary. Sixty dense foam mats were assembled on the floor for Max’s safety and to absorb the ruckus caused by any six year old and his friends. The room is stacked with shelves filled with an assortment toys. Max now has quite the swing collection, with a bolster swing, carpeted plywood platform swing, Joki hammock swing, Carolina hammock, bouncing swing and a back-to-back glider swing. Max can enjoy these individually or with someone else. “He really enjoys it,” Jennie said referring to the swings. “It helps his neurological system to be organized so he can be more available for learning and to just be happy in general.” Swings aren’t the only things featured in this room. This fully equipped room has a jogging trampoline with a stability bar, gong top balance disk, rotation board, rocker board, two-handle hop ball, and a steamroller deluxe (a toy designed to applied padded pressure by squeezing through rollers). Each station uses a significant amount of motion which Max unmistakably loves. With music being an intricate part in Max’s life, it was obvious that instruments would be incorporated into his new space. Originally, ten musical instruments and systems came with the room. Since then his collection has grown. Notes and tunes can be heard upstairs -- sleigh bells on a handle, Chilean rain stick, cabasa, 5 pitch piccolo woodblocks, table gong, or even a brass chime tree. One of Max’s favorite ways to play is to lay all of the instruments in a circle and investigate each one and then selecting a few of his favorites to continue to play.“ This is really what helps Max the most,” Mom Jennie explained. “Over all it improves his quality of life.” While Max doesn’t accept requests, a visit to the Levin/ Smith home will treat your ears to a mixture of Mozart, Hail to the Redskins, Take Me Out to the Ball Game, television show tunes, A Christmas Carol, and more. This room has absolutely changed his family’s life as well as his own. Wishes do come true.
 The Make-A-Wish Foundation is always looking for volunteers to help continue to grant children their most precious wishes. Opportunities to help are numerous from becoming a wish granter to donating or sponsoring. Please visit their website at http://midatlantic.wish.org, to learn how you can help children in our area. 12

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The Neuroscience of Psychotherapy Dr. Robert Bancker Iadeluca As you walk into your cardiologist’s office, you take your heart with you. As you walk into your pulmonologist’s office, you take your lungs with you and as you walk into my my office, you bring your brain.  Each of us is a specialist. While I am of course concerned about your entire self, I nevertheless may spend days, weeks, or even months concentrating on the functioning of your brain and its effect on your life.  My discipline is psychotherapy as contrasted, for example, to occupational therapy or physical therapy.  A psychotherapist is an applied neuroscientist.  Like all specialists I have spent many years of my life studying both formally and informally the particular organ of my interest.  My Baccalaureate, Masters and Doctorate degrees are all in the field of Psychology.  My residency as a research psychologist was with the U.S. Army Research Institute for Behavioral Sciences and my post-doctoral internship was spent evaluating and treating patients in the addiction unit of the Blue Ridge Hospital (University of Virginia). We are only at the dawn of understanding the brain.  It is arguably the most complex yet fragile structure in existence.  The layman speaks of one brain but scientifically it is looked at as a three part system – a brain within a brain within a brain or what some scientists call the triune brain. The inner layer, called the reptilian brain because of its close resemblance to the complete brains of existing reptiles, is responsible for heart rate, breathing, nutrition and sleeping.  Wrapped around that inner layer is the paleomammalian brain (limbic system).  This brain is very similar to the brains of all animals. The limbic system is central to emotion, memory, and learning.  No one questions that a dog, for instance, has emotions and can remember commands.   Wrapped around those two brains is the neomammalian brain (cerebral cortex).  This brain, existing in all humans, is responsible for self-awareness, conscious thought, and problem solving. Although I rarely accept patients below the age of 13, my prime interest, as paradoxical as it may seem, is in the very early development of their brain.  Its development starts shortly after conception.  At birth the amygdala, an organ of the most inner brain, is fully functional. To the amygdala the name of the game is survival.  It acts without thinking.   It controls the brain during states of distress and fear.  Its job is simply to find out what is safe and what is dangerous. Extremely important is the fact that it remembers any and all threats throughout ones life. I am not obsessive about it but I am definitely fire conscious.  Each morning  as I leave I check to make sure my kitchen range is off.  I have no memory of a related earlier event because my brain was not yet sufficiently developed but I am told that when I was about a year and a half, our house was on fire and I was passed out a second story window to a fireman on a ladder.  Apparently my amygdala, PSYCHOTHERAPY continued on page 16

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which was completely developed by that age, was acutely aware of the situation and perhaps to this day is saying to me: “Watch it, fellow, it’s survival time!” Learning, therefore, takes place long before we are even consciously aware we are doing so. Much of our most important emotional and interpersonal learning occurs during the first few years when our primitive brains are in control.   These early experiences, although they are inaccessible to a yet to be developed higher brain system, nevertheless have a lifelong impact on the adult individual’s self-esteem, emotional regulation and attachment.  These experiences early in life establish our ability to connect with others.  It takes approximately 500 milliseconds for an experience to register in conscious awareness.  The amygdala can react to a potential threat in less than 50 milliseconds.  By the time we have become consciously aware of an experience, it has already been processed many times in our more primitive neural networks In 1945, months after combat had ended in Germany, I was walking down a quiet

street in Paris when I heard gun shots in the distance. I have no memory of throwing myself down but I found myself lying flat on the ground.  The amygdala had done its job.  Moments later my hippocampus with its connection to the higher brain moved in and I reminded myself that the war had long been over and there was no need to take cover. It can be easily seen that the behaviors of parents toward infants from birth onward can influence their adulthood.  Abuse and neglect of our subcortical system (inner layer) can come back to haunt us without our consciously realizing why.  As adults, following the influence of our extremely early childhood experiences, we may react with poor self-image, antisocial behaviors, eating disorders, explosive anger, and drug or alcohol problems.  This ability of the subconscious mind to control behavior has often been demonstrated through hypnosis. During the infant’s first few years it goes from its original comfortable regulated state through states of disregulation – sometimes frightened, sometimes cold, sometimes wet, sometimes hungry – but with good parenting it is helped back into a regulated state.  Efficient loving

experiences insure a strong attachment. The inner layer, as stated earlier, is fully functional at birth. The limbic system (middle layer) is now primed and ready to be organized.  Up to this point the inner layer has been capably handling arousal, alertness, nutrition, and sleep.  Now the limbic system increases the speed of its own development.   Incorporated in this middle layer is the hippocampus which takes on its responsibility of transforming the short term memories held by the amygdala into long term memories. The hippocampus is very sensitive to odors.  My mother was well known and loved in our small community.  The funeral parlor was stacked with bouquets of roses on all sides.  The fragrance of roses was everywhere.  For years it was impossible for me to smell a rose without thinking of her death.  Adding on to the brain’s “three layer” complexity is the fact that it has two hemispheres, these in many ways being two separate brains.  The first two years of life the right hemisphere shows a rapid development of emotional and relational PSYCHOTHERAPY continued on page 18

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capabilities.   During this period in humans the left hemisphere is delayed and reserved for later development.  The two separate brains (hemispheres) are at times in conflict with each other.  The left brain is the conscious linguistic self.  The right brain is the somatic (bodily) emotional self.  The goal is to create a balanced integration. When people are traumatized, the likelihood is that this coordination between left and right is disrupted. Early experiences have a lifelong impact on our ability to connect with others (attachment), our ability to cope with stress (emotional regulation), and the feeling that we are loveable and have value (selfesteem). The primary goal of parenting, therefore, is to provide the child with a capacity for self-soothing and an ability to form positive relationships.

toward a defined goal, and suppresses urges. It also inhibits subcortical impulses created by the brainstem and limbic system.  Almost all of the brain is shaped after birth by experience.  A simple analogy would be to think of the brain as a gun and experience as the trigger.  Immediately after birth the individual brain is sculpted to survive by a particular parenting environment which may be favorable or not.  The mother’s (or father’s) ability to express love are often the result of their own self-esteem, usually developed during their own early years.  Potential patients  bring complaints and symptoms to my office when their neural networks remain undeveloped, under regulated, or under coordinated.

As a psychotherapist I build and rebuild these neural networks by furnishing the enriched environment which had been denied them. Signs of early stress are taken into consideration. I help the subconscious As the left hemisphere develops, it prepares for mind to become conscious as the patient slowly releases a later responsibility of consciousness and linguistic emotions associated with painful memories.  Doing so ability.  In the middle of the second year a growth spurt leads to a better understanding of fear, the left hemisphere, in of the left hemisphere creates an explosion of language and effect, tells the right hemisphere that “all is well.”  New networks locomotion.  The fibers (corpus callosum) connecting the two are formed and the brain literally changes physically in response hemispheres begin to develop at the end of the first year and are to this experience. significantly developed by age four.  Now the two hemispheres The poet William Wordsworth wrote that “the child is father begin to increase communication with each other. This to the man.”  Science backs up this assertion.  As we grow older development continues past the age of ten. this neural structure created during childhood remains within us These brains, unfortunately, don’t necessarily communicate and subtly influences our so-called mature thoughts and actions.   well with each other.  There are situations where each side may Beneath our civilized exteriors there exists a more primitive think differently and compete with one another  -- “of two minds.” being.  We think we know ourselves. Philosopher Friedrich Anxiety and terror within the right hemisphere may inhibit Nietzsche stated: “One’s own self is well hidden from one’s own (block the left hemisphere where the speech center is located, self.  Of all mines of treasure, one’s own is the last to be dug hence sudden stage fright or events which cause speechless terror.  up.”  The brain is capable of multiple levels of conscious and Photos of frightened individuals often shown them with their subconscious awareness.  The person we present to others and hands over their mouth. even to our own conscious selves is merely the tip of the iceberg.  The right hemisphere regularly provides information to the left Furthermore, the person that we are at this moment is not which may, however, not allow this into the consciousness. While the person we were one minute ago, never mind a year ago or sleeping, however, such information may pass through leading to a decade ago.  New neurons (neogenesis) are constantly being dreams.  If this happens while awake, there may be hallucinations.  created, existing neurons are being expanded, and connections If on the other hand the right hemisphere for some reason is are regularly being built between neurons in order to serve new inhibiting the left, the result may be alexythimia (an inability to functions. put feelings into words). Lifelong growth and integration are strengthened by a positive Compared to animals a prolonged dependence in childhood early environment. Scientists describe the brain as plastic. It is allows for a development of a neocortex (new brain) so complex not a static organ.  It continually changes and will do so until the that we have become capable of spoken and written language. firing of its last neuron. The front part of the cortex (forebrain) is the thinking center of the brain (commonly called the executive).  This is the outer layer Dr. Robert Iadeluca holds a doctorate in Life-span Developmental which plans complex cognitive behaviors, which makes decisions, Psychology and a state license in Clinical Psychology. He specializes and which moderates social behavior.  It determines good and in chronic pain, addiction, depression and anxiety. His practice is in bad,  examines future consequences of current activities, works Warrenton, VA. 18

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Fauquier Health 2011 at Fauquier Health, a Year in Review Fauquier Health has added three new staff physicians

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Fauquier Health Family Practice at Bealeton Debuts

Fauquier Health is glad to be working with Dr. Diane King, Dr. Kevin Tate and Dr. Anna Borne in Fauquier Health’s first facility in underserved southern Fauquier County.

Recognition for Gastrointestinal Services

Fauquier Hospital received an exemplary 5-Star rating for the quality of its gastrointestinal procedures and surgeries for the fourth year in a row (2008–2011) from HealthGrades, a leading independent health care ratings organization. Fauquier Hospital also achieved a 5-Star rating in the treatment of pancreatitis for the second year in a row (2010–2011). The recognition is based on a study that analyzes patient outcomes at virtually all of the nation’s hospitals. Fauquier Hospital also achieved other HealthGrades recognitions and awards, including being ranked 10th in Virginia for gastrointestinal services and 5th in Virginia for gastrointestinal surgery in 2011.

Fauquier Hospital first to offer cutting edge of new cancer treatment

Led by Dr. Salman Ali, hematologist/oncologist, Fauquier Hospital is the first hospital in the region to offer new prostate cancer treatment that will make a significant difference in the quality of life for those in the advanced stages of prostate cancer. In other cancer care news, The Loeb Foundation gave $25,000 to the Infusion Center.

The Breast Center is certified

The Breast Center of the Cancer Center at Lake Manassas is now a certified Breast Center, providing the best comprehensive care to breast cancer patients in the area.

Fauquier Hospital is Pursuing Magnet status for nursing

The Magnet Recognition Program® was developed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to recognize health care organizations that provide nursing excellence. The program also provides a vehicle for disseminating successful nursing practices and strategies.

Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Planned

The Fauquier Health Foundation raised more than $240,000 to hire two specially trained neonatal nurse practitioners. The hospital is moving toward creating a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit within the next 18 months.

Renovations at Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center

FHRNC celebrated its 20-year anniversary by unveiling beautifully refurbished resident rooms and a brighter dining room. The Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary pledged $50,000 toward those renovations. The changes correspond to the beginning of FHRNC’s Planetree journey. The facility is a pilot for the Planetree model for nursing homes. Fauquier Hospital has been a leader in the patient-centered Planetree philosophy for hospitals since 2007.

Crowned first Daisy Award recipients for excellence in nursing

Ina Bowman, director of the Emergency Department and Deb Larsen, clinical coordinator of the ED, shared the first-ever Daisy Award, presented for compassionate nursing care.

Celebrate the Holidays with Light The Fauquier Hospital Auxiliary’s annual program to honor loved ones with holiday lights on Hospital Hill will be held this year on Wednesday, December 7. Hospital supporters will gather in the Sycamore Room at 7 p.m. to watch while The Rev. Richard Winter has been Hospital Hill is lit up for the first serving the Fauquier Community time this season. for six decades. Reverend Richard Winter will be honored as this year’s Top-of-the-Tree nominee. The Rev. Richard (Dick) Winter arrived in Warrenton to serve as pastor of the Warrenton Presbyterian Church in 1951. He quickly became active in the community, serving as a volunteer fireman and as chaplain of the Warrenton Volunteer Fire Department. He has been and is still active in several community organizations. At Fauquier Hospital, he participated in the dedication of the hospital in 1954 and at the groundbreaking for the hospital expansion in 1976. Reverend Winter has served his church, his community and Fauquier Hospital for six decades. Currently, he is the Minister Emeritus of the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. The choir from the Warrenton Presbyterian Church will sing in the season and young pianist Madeline Clore will entertain visitors as well.

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The Warrenton Kennel Club By Katherine L. John ______________________________ Katherine John is President of the Warrenton Kennel Club and a dedicated responsible dog owner living in Fauquier County.

The Warrenton Kennel Club (WKC) was established in Fauquier County in March 1970 as a non-profit organization to provide training and performance events in the Fauquier community. Among its many activities, the Warrenton Kennel Club has developed a training program offered to the public. Obedience classes and show handling classes are offered three times yearly- Winter, Spring, and Fall- and are open to all dogs. The WKC also offers the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen certification at the end of each eight (8) week training session. The 55 minute class sessions are held on Tuesday evenings at the Harvey L. Pearson National Guard Armory in Warrenton. The Puppy Kindergarten class (puppies 10 weeks to 6 months) is a fun class with positive and engaging introductions to puppy socialization. This lively and often comical class is an excellent opportunity to bond with your puppy in a safe, encouraging, and productive environment. This class prepares your puppy for the next step in training Good Manner’s class. Good Manners (dogs at least 6 months old) is designed to introduce and reinforce basic obedience skills and properly socialize your dog with other dogs and people. This class provides the training necessary to pass the Canine Good Citizen certification. Beyond Basics, for dogs who have mastered the Good Manner class, goes beyond fundamental obedience exercises and expands on these skills, while giving an introduction to AKC Novice Obedience and AKC Rally in a fun, noncompetitive setting. The focus of this class is fine-tuning basic commands, learning more advanced skills, and working towards improving your dog’s reliability both on and off lead. Show Handling is a structured class that introduces you and your dog to AKC Conformation Events and learning to become a team in the “Ring.” Drop-in Show Handling is a practice session for dogs and handlers. There is no formal instruction for this class but the session offers participants the experience of the AKC show ring. The Warrenton Kennel Club also conducts two Annual Conformation Shows in conjunction with The Hunt Country Cluster in Millwood, VA, The WKC hosts an All Breed Conformation Show in late September/early October, and a combined Conformation, Obedience, and Rally Event the second day. Both events are held at Historical Long Branch, the restored estate and gardens in Clarke County. These shows are very well attended and offer a great opportunity to see all of the AKC recognized breeds in one beautiful setting. WKC also hosts an Agility Trail on their grounds in Rectortown, VA in September. Each September the American Kennel Club (AKC) asks its clubs to host a “Responsible Dog Ownership Day” event. This past September the WKC co-sponsored with the Warrenton Partnership for Warrenton the “Dog Days of September” First Friday Night, held on Main Street in Old Town Warrenton. Warrenton’s Main Street was closed to automobile traffic, and invited local vendors set up their booths. Many Main Street businesses kept their shops open for this wonderful event. The WKC’s goal in co-hosting this event was to educate the public about being a responsible dog owner, and offered information about finding the right dog and how to make that lifelong commitment to the dog as a family member. The event offered demonstrations from various organizations. The Fauquier County K-9 Unit attended, giving the public a closer look at the Officers and their K-9 partners. The Fauquier K-9 Unit currently has five Canine teams trained to respond to building searches, tracking missing persons, apprehending suspects and even detecting narcotics and explosives. The WKC is proud to be a continuing sponsor of this valuable unit in our community. This year’s “Dog Days of September” was such a great success that WKC has been asked to sponsor the 2012 Warrenton’s First Friday in September. It was a valuable opportunity for the Warrenton Kennel Club to get out its message about responsible dog ownership, offer opportunities for many dog related small businesses in our community, and serve as a resource to the Fauquier community. For information about the WKC and its 2012 class schedule, please visit the WKC web site at www.warrentonkc.com.

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The ‘First Family’ of the Warren Green They lived through an exciting decade of growth, war and change. By John T. Toler

America was struggling to emerge from the Great Depression when the Ullman family, who had owned the Warren Green Hotel since 1897, hired Danville native Barney Harris to run the hotel. Only 30 years old at the time, Mr. Harris and his partner, Tom McCarthy, successfully managed hotels in Danville, Pulaski, South Boston, Orange, Fredericksburg and a hotel in West Virginia during those tough times. Mr. Harris saw opportunities in the struggling hotel, and liked the Town of Warrenton and its proximity to Washington, D.C. Shortly after starting at the Warren Green in September 1940, he moved his wife Zenia Morris Harris and their young daughter Sandra from Danville to an apartment in the hotel. Warren Green continued on page 26

Sandra Harris celebrated her first birthday with her parents Barney and Zenia Harris on Oct. 24, 1940, not long after her father took over operation of the Warren Green Hotel. 24

Returning to the Warren Green Hotel, Sandra Harris Mitchell stands on the front porch of the part of the building where her parents, Barney and Zenia Harris, and sisters Kay, Sherry and Pat lived. Warrenton Lifestyle


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Sandra Harris celebrated her first birthday in the Warren Green dining room, and would live there until late 1950. She fondly recalls her days growing up at the Warren Green, during which time her sisters Kay (Bentley), Sherry (Hackett), and Pat (Nevill) were born. A fifth daughter, Frankie (Lyne) was born after the family moved from the hotel. Armed with a plan to revitalize the hotel, Mr. Harris changed the focus to providing guests with a higher level of service than they expected. He hired six bellmen, led by Bell Captain John Hughes and assisted by Robert Walker, and a full-time room service staff. He added an in-house laundry, and a barbershop and doctor’s office were located in the hotel. The dining room and kitchen were upgraded, and the hotel was soon known for its good food, which was enjoyed by local people and hotel guests. Mrs. Mitchell remembers the front desk staff, including George Calvert, Frank Terry and Pete Faulkner and others, and that the telephone number for the hotel was 280. Little Sandra Harris, then 3, stands on the east lawn of the Warren Green. The large grape arbor behind the main building of the Warren Green was often used for outdoor events, including the wedding reception for Army Capt. and Mrs. William D. Snyder during the summer of 1944. Sandra Harris (inset) was the couple’s flower girl.

She noted that many of the guest rooms had to share bathrooms, and that due to the lack of air conditioning, there were transoms above the guest room doors to allow air to circulate. “The transoms struck me as being so unique. I wonder now how we lived without air conditioning,” she said. Mrs. Mitchell remembers the dining room (where the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors now meets) as much larger than it seems today, and that the kitchen was very busy for lunch and dinner – not the place for a child to hang out. Although routine travel through Warrenton was greatly decreased during the Depression, Warrenton had two private schools – the Warrenton Country Day School on the Springs Road for girls, and the Stuyvesant School on Winchester Street for boys – and the parents of the students were frequent guests at the hotel. In addition, people attending the Warrenton Horse Show and the Virginia Gold Cup often stayed at the Warren Green, and legendary photographer Marshall Hawkins had a studio in a small office just off the reception area, where Sandra was a frequent visitor. Changes Wrought by World War II Life in Warrenton changed drastically after America entered World War II. With the opening of Vint Hill Farms Station in 1942, the major clientele at the Warren Green changed from travelers to U.S. Army personnel and their families. With on-post housing in short supply, many VHFS personnel, mostly young officers and their wives, stayed at the hotel. “I remember Bill and Ruby, a young captain and his wife from New Jersey,” Mrs. Mitchell remembers. “They had no children, and so it was easy for me to just knock on their door, and be greeted with juice and cookies.”

Growing up in the hotel, Sandra Harris attended Virginia Allison’s kindergarten and later, the Calvert School. She had many young friends, including those who came to celebrate her third birthday in 1942. From left, Turner Austin, Diana Barnhart, Stevie (Unk.), Sandra, Tom Pretlow, Sally Marriott, Patsy Hanback and Suzanne Marriott. 26

The Harris family built friendships with other VHFS personnel. One in particular was Capt. William D. Snyder, who dated and later married Miss Ada Claire Snyder, Sandra’s fourth grade teacher at the Calvert School on Green Street. Sandra was their flower girl for the ceremony, which took place at the Warrenton Presbyterian Church during the summer of 1944. Warren Green continued on page 28 Warrenton Lifestyle


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After the evening wedding, the guests and newlyweds returned to the Warren Green, where they enjoyed a reception in the grape arbor behind the hotel.

As Mrs. Sanders recalled, “Wallace came up Waterloo Street, where his parents lived, and passed low over the hotel.” From there, he flew the big bomber on to Gander and then to the Azores, on his way to the war in Europe.

After the war, Mr. and Mrs. Snyder continued to live in Warrenton, where Mr. Snyder became a principal and later assistant superintendent of Fauquier County Public Schools, and Mrs. Snyder a long-time teacher.

It was something Mrs. Mitchell would never forget. “I asked my father why the plane was flying so low, and he laughed and told me that it was Pat’s fiancé’ Wallace, an Army pilot, who was buzzing her.”

Other memories include visits by Walter Chrysler Jr., who lived at North Wales and frequently dined at the hotel and often entertained there. “Mr. Chrysler, who was called ‘Lt. Chrysler,’ would arrive in his limousine, and I would just stand there and gawk… to me, his limo looked as big as a railroad car,” Mrs. Mitchell recalled. “He always had a group of people with him, and he was allowed to leave the limo parked in the street, with his chauffer staying with it.”

After the war ended, the office of the Sub-District of the Third Military Area, tasked with setting up a new Army Organized Reserve Corps, briefly operated out of rooms in the hotel. As the troops returned home, things began to return to normal.

The dining room closed temporarily during the war, and Sandra recalls going with her mother to the A&P store on present-day Courthouse Square, and the Anderson and Allison Grocery on Main Street to buy food for the family. Mrs. Harris had to use

The Post-War Years Mrs. Mitchell remembers some of the businesses on Culpeper Street, including Ray and Mary Pearson’s Cash & Carry, the beauty shops owned by Doma Allison and Katy Kidwell, Ian Montgomery’s real estate and insurance company, and the ABC store on the corner with Lee Street. “On the west end, we had the Warrenton Supply, which took up that whole block,” she added.

During meal times the kitchen of the Warren Green Hotel was very busy, not the place for curious children to visit.

slips of paper, which she explained to Sandra were wartime ration cards. “Those were tough times for everybody,” Mrs. Mitchell added. Another wartime memory was the “buzzing” of the hotel by an Army Air Corps plane. At the time, the Wartime Finance Administration Office for the Commonwealth of Virginia, headed by Mrs. George Sloan, was located on the second floor of the hotel. Pat Pearson and Madeline Drake assisted her with the statewide program. One day, Miss Pearson’s fiancé’, Lt. Wallace Sanders was flying a B-17 bomber from an airbase in Mississippi en route to Gander, Newfoundland, and passed over Warrenton. 28

“I remember Mr. Carter well.” Sandra attended Virginia Allison’s kindergarten (Class of ’45), and was later enrolled in the Calvert School. She would walk to Calvert School with Diana Barnhart, and Diana’s grandfather, John Thoma, who ran the Coffee Shoppe on Main Street, usually escorted the girls. The trio often stopped at the Cash and Carry. The girls were good friends, and sometimes got into mischief at the hotel. When they were about seven years old, Sandra and Diana sneaked out on the third level fire escape. The door locked Warren Green continued on page 30 Warrenton Lifestyle


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Barney Harris built the Warrenton Motor Lodge in 1950, one of the first “highway hotels” in Virginia. The family lived next door at Chatham Farm. Sheehy Ford now occupies the site. Warren Green continued from page 28

behind them, effectively trapping them outside. “We stood there, and Diana got very upset. I was ready to climb down,” said Mrs. Mitchell. “A man who worked at Warrenton Supply named Tom heard us and notified the hotel… soon we were let back inside. Diana was sent home, and I was sent to my room. We were grounded.” When she was eight years old, Sandra heard about the “Kilroy Was Here” messages left all over Europe by the advancing Allied armies, and for Halloween, she decided to soap the screens of the Warren Green with “Kilroy” messages. After hitting a few first-floor windows, she was caught by her father, who informed her that she had vandalized private property. Sandra was ordered to wash the screens, and the next week got a tour of the cellblock in the County Jail by Deputy Sheriff Turner Grimsley, who was also the county jailor, and his wife Jean. “I learned that the jail was a not place where I would ever want to come back to,” she said. As the Harris family grew to include her grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Lee Harris, and more children, their living space on the first floor needed to be expanded. When Dr. Winfree Hughes, who had a dental office next door moved out, the Harrises took the space. Move to Chatham Farm In 1947, Mr. and Mrs. Harris purchased the 120-acre Chatham Farm on U.S. 29 north of Warrenton (on the site of present30

day Sheehy Ford), from Ben B. Cain. The house needed a major renovation and enlargement, so the family continued to live at the Warren Green until 1950. “Living at the farm was fine, but I always missed the hustle and bustle of the old Warren Green,” said Mrs. Mitchell. By then, it was becoming more and more apparent to Mr. Harris that the traveling public demanded something different, and that the days of traditional Southern hotels like the Warren Green were numbered. In March 1950, he signed a contract with the Philip Nelson Construction Co. of Warrenton to build a deluxe “motor hotel” with an office and 16 rooms on the Chatham Farm property on the highway just south of the main residence. Construction soon began on the $100,000 project. “This project will supplement the operation of the Warren Green Hotel and was concluded after a thorough survey and study with the owners of the Warren Green over a three-year period,” according to a report in the March 16, 1950 edition of The Fauquier Democrat. “Thompson & Ragland of Danville, consultant architect for McCarthy-Harris Hotels, are the architects, and Meade Palmer is the landscape engineer for the project. This is the first venture of any hotel operating in Virginia in the field of Hi-Way Hotel Service.” Former hotel employees Robert Walker and George Calvert went to work for Mr. Harris at the new motor lodge, which was later expanded to 24 rooms, with a fullservice restaurant and swimming pool.

In order to give full attention to the motor lodge, in March 1954 Mr. Harris turned over his lease to the Warren Green to Miss Winola Russell, a hotel operator from Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The hotel was still owned by Herman Ullman, who announced plans to renovate the building, add bathrooms to the guest rooms, and remodel the kitchen and dining room. Back at Chatham Farm, the family raised cattle and sheep, and when they were old enough, Sandra and her younger sisters helped out at the motor lodge. After graduating from Warrenton High School in 1957, Sandra attended Florida State University for two years, and completed her undergraduate studies at Penn State University. Interested in a career in international hotel management, she was told by Hilton Hotels that she would first need to earn certification from the L’ Ecole Hoteliere de la Societe’ Suisse in Lausanne, Switzerland to work in their overseas hotels. After struggling financially, the Warren Green Hotel closed on June 28, 1960. The property purchased from the Ullman estate by Fauquier County later that year for a mere $110,000 – including the furniture and fixtures, which were later sold at auction. From June 1961 to July 1962 when she entered L’Ecole Hoteliere de la Societe’ Suisse, Sandra worked for her father at the motor lodge, where she “…worked harder than she had before in her life,” she said. In addition to her job at the motor lodge, she traveled to the Berlitz Language School Warren Green continued on page 32 Warrenton Lifestyle


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in Washington, D.C., twice a week to improve her proficiency in French. In July 1962, Sandra left Warrenton to study hotel management in Switzerland. In a class made up of students from all over the world, she spent a year learning management of fine hotels and earning a certificate in hotel administration. Sandra returned home in June 1963, but her father was taken ill and died on Sept. 14, 1963 at age 53. She continued to work at the hotel until November, when she married Jim Mitchell, an employee of the Exxon Corporation. Mrs. Harris continued to operate the motor lodge until March 1966, when she sold the business and property to Neville R. McKay and Robert B. McKay of Fairfax. Mrs. Harris had a lifetime agreement with the new owners, and remained at the farm for several years before moving back to the Town of Warrenton.

Because of her husband’s frequent job transfers, Mrs. Mitchell did not try to pursue a career in hotel management. But interested in education from her early days at the Calvert School, she took on parttime teaching jobs and tutored students in French. She later took graduate courses at Towson State College and the Gesell Institute of Child Development, founded at Yale University. She was also busy raising their two daughters, Hayley and Catherine. Over the next three decades, Mrs. Mitchell served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator and administrator. She headed Highland School in Warrenton for several years, and taught at Wakefield School. Later, she headed the Outdoor Academy in Sarasota, Fla., and the Meritor Academy in Tempe, Ariz. Also while living in Arizona, Mrs. Mitchell worked as an educational consultant for

the McGraw-Hill Co. In 2001, she returned to Warrenton to care for her mother Zenia Harris, a “charter resident” of Leeds Square, where she had lived since 1974. A beloved and respected member of the community, Mrs. Harris died in December 2004. Thinking back to her life at the Warren Green, Sandra Mitchell has many fond memories. But what first comes to her mind is the sense of security and the kindness of the people she met – both the friends she made in Warrenton, and the visitors who came to stray at the hotel. She considers herself lucky to have had the experience. “I was blessed to have spent my formative years at the Warren Green Hotel,” she said. “There were so many people from all walks of life, and they were all good people … in those days, everybody looked out for everybody else.”

Author John Toler is a writer and historian and has served Fauquier County for over 50 years, including 4 decades with the Fauquier-Times Democrat. He has written and lectured about many legendary characters in Fauquier County’s history. Toler is the co-author of 250 Years in Fauquier County: A Virginia Story, and author of Warrenton, Virginia: A History of 200 Years

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“They had tremendous engineers, system engineers and programmers … very creative minds, but they didn’t always have people who were process-oriented, who knew how do the whole business development life cycle,” she continued. “There was this huge boom and then a bust, all within a three year period, and I was looking at people’s business plans, was helping them with their management plans and helping them staff. It was interesting for me because you don’t get that many opportunities in your life to work with a lot of companies that are hugely successful financially, and who then crash. To see that happen in an expedited time frame really was very insightful. You could see where they were not sustainable, you could see all of this start to happen, and it’s really helped me moving forward, advising businesses and building good businesses that have sustainability.” Now Goodwin has started Jaeger2 to provide leadership training and a wide range of business consulting topics. She is certain that her horses can benefit humans in a variety of ways. “I am really excited about this program because it is so powerful,” she explained. “Horses can move people like no other human I’ve ever seen. That is the truth. Some people have come out of this class and said, ‘This was life changing.’ Those are their words, and it’s because of these amazing creatures.”

“The backdrop of this whole class is emotional intelligence,” she said, and emotional intelligence consists of two aspects. There is a self-awareness component. You have to be aware of how you feel, your emotional state moment to moment. That’s awareness of self, and then there’s awareness of other … be it a person, a dog or a horse in this case. How are they feeling? So you get the sensitivity towards another, this reciprocity of relationship. Then there’s a continuum of trust that comes about with effective leadership. “I have people work as individuals first, and they will do a few self-awareness exercises without the horses, and then with each other, and then I will put them in with one horse so that they can start to feel the comfort zone of that horse … how close can they get to the horse before that horse is negatively impacted or demonstrates some type of unease,” she explained. “Then they have to decide what adjustments can they make … back up, change your emotional state … lots of different things to make that other more comfortable, so that’s where the awareness of others starts to come in. You have to get yourself in a good, grounded state first. Then you have to get somebody’s attention and then make a connection. Only after Leadership Training continued on page 46

Goodwin said that horses can teach humans in a number of ways. “They enable us to get back in touch with non-verbal communication, to connect with nature at such a fundamental level, to go back to the basics of how you communicate and to start to develop relationships,” she explained. “For me, it’s a beautiful thing.” How it works Goodwin said that she came upon the idea out of a sense of loss and a determination to change that into a win. “I had a mare who was my main competition horse, and she got a reaction to a vaccine about two and a half years ago and has never been the same,” Goodwin said. “She had to 44

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you’ve shored up that connection can you give direction. My definition of leadership is getting others to follow your lead … getting them motivated so that they do something to the best of their abilities, and they take ownership for it and use their best strengths.” Goodwin said that horses can detect and reflect back one’s intentions. “The reason why it works with horses is horses are prey-animals. They have to be masters at reading intention. That’s how they survive in the wild. Some horse – a guard horse – is going to pick up on some danger somewhere, and reading the intention of that predator out there, they’re going to have some reaction to that. They do the same thing with humans. They read your intention. This is all non-verbal communication. They also will pick up on your energy, because your energy and your intention are completely linked, so as you shift your intention, or shift your energetic state – your emotional state – you’re going to influence the horse. They reflect back to you the changes that you’re making in yourself, so they’re the physical manifestation of your emotional state and your intention. You start to see the specific patterns happening as people work with the horses, so you get immediate feedback on your approach, which is fun.” “You’ve got their attention, you’ve made a connection, then when they’re ready, and you’re ready, and you’re in a place of authenticity, you can start to give them direction,” she continued. “Sometimes you will start to see some of this break down. You will start to see people give direction, and the animal starts to take direction – and these are all unmounted exercises – and the person starts to lose confidence. They’re trying to move the horse over a pole and the horse is moving towards the pole, and they start to get in their head again, ‘Oh my, I have doubt! How am I supposed to do this?’ and the horse stops dead. It might turn away from them until that person gets it back together … get out of your head, get into your heart, into your gut, and get the attention and connection back.” Goodwin said that if one can learn to communicate with an

animal that cannot speak and that doesn’t understand spoken language, communicating with humans should be much easier. “What people will come away with is a way to live a much more directed life, learn some skills that they can take home and that they can immediately apply to whatever situation they’re in. Probably the biggest thing is being able to shift your emotional state and being aware of your intention so you’re walking through life in an intentional manner, and when you do that, you can influence the outcome much more readily than when you’re not cognizant of the vibe that you’re giving off and what your intention is. If you’re a business leader, you need to be sure that you’re conveying your business vision to your staff in a very clear, concise manner. They need to know their job, their specific role and their contribution to that broader vision because when they don’t they may leave or they may reduce their productivity. What I try to do is to help people optimize their productivity.” Goodwin has been conducting the program for a bit longer than a year. “We’ve brought people in from all kinds of businesses,” she said. “Some are solo practitioners, some have their own firms and have brought some of their staff here, other people are managers of different firms. It’s a broad mix. I haven’t done specific corporate training for all the people from one company yet, but I’m starting to do some outreach in that direction.” Goodwin said that she keeps business applications in the forefront of her workshops. “I’m a business consultant, so I blend best business principles with unique strategies, and one of the unique strategies is partnering with the horses,” she exclaimed. “This is geared towards a business application, but the lessons you learn here you can completely apply to the rest of your life. It’s the basics of communication. With assertiveness, patience and acceptance and intention, you’re going to do okay. I’m trying to reconnect business people with their humanity. It just makes the world a better place to live and to work in. When you’re engaged in life, and you’re using your best strengths, you feel amazing!”

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Sledding on Thin Ice By: Philip Mulford [The following is based on a true story. The names have not been changed because you would have known who I was talking about anyway.] Several winters ago my wife, Lisa, announced that she was coming out to join me and our boys sledding. I’d just come in to warm up and had told Lisa what a great time we were having sledding on a sheet of ice that the overnight sleet and freezing rain had layered on top of the several inches of snow that had fallen the day before. Lisa’s announcement would be no problem under ordinary circumstances, but these were no ordinary circumstances. She’d had four surgeries on her knee over the past year and was still gimping around as a result of the most recent one. At first, I thought she was kidding. Even walking was treacherous, but something about the look in her eye and the angle of her shoulders made me realize she was serious. For some unknown reason, despite the risk to her knee, joining us at that moment was important to her.

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As you might imagine, my immediate thought was to tell her, “NO! Are you out of your mind!!??” But that thought never found a voice. I was guided in a different direction. Of course, being the good husband, I should have explained (as if any explanation were necessary) what a foolish decision it would be for her to take the risk. I should have made it clear that the boys and I were crazy doing what we were doing and we were operating on two good knees. I wasn’t telling her how much fun we were having in an effort to lull her into the fray. I assumed she wouldn’t even consider venturing out. And if that reasoned approach didn’t work, I should have just told, “No, it’s too dangerous!” SLEDDING continued on page 50 Warrenton Lifestyle


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But what would that have done for her – besides making her the victim of my angry fear? What would it have done for me; for us? I’d always thought that one of my responsibilities as a husband was to protect my wife – even from herself. But I had recently come to a new understanding about how communication impacts relationships. I knew that telling her, “No!,” as much as I desperately wanted to, would only send the message that she was incapable of making her own decision. (“Sounds like she was incapable,” you may be thinking.) But if I had succeeded in convincing her not to go, a piece, perhaps imperceptible at the time, would have

never know at first, but then I’d notice that she was doing things that she hadn’t consulted me about. I’d ask her why we hadn’t discussed it and she’d say she thought we had. And I, all innocent like, would wonder what I had done to make her feel she couldn’t talk with me about things. And a distance between us, one neither us wanted, could grow. She didn’t need my permission to go sledding. That’s not the relationship I wanted. She didn’t come to me to discuss the risks, or get my thoughts on the conditions. She simply said she’d be out to join us in a few minutes. And I bit my tongue. At least I think I did. And she came out and joined us. Despite my conscious decision to support her in her decision, I felt myself at once tense all over – worried about

strong enough to let one you love make mistakes; take on challenges they may not be ready for; even fail. In the process it allows us to experience and deal with the consequences – which can include getting hurt, physically and emotionally - and learn from those consequences. But it remains steadfast, unwavering, without judgment, regardless. The risk I may deem unacceptable for my wife may be exactly what she needs in ways I am not, and could not be, aware – nor should I have to be aware, or convinced that it’s an acceptable risk. I’m not her. It’s her decision. If I want to love her, then I need to honor and respect her decision-making abilities, her decisions, and her. I do that not by telling her she shouldn’t go sledding. I do that by helping her wrap

eroded from our relationship. She may have felt less sure about her decision making process in that instance and in the future. She may have felt somewhat foolish in my eyes for having had such a “silly” notion. She may have begun to question herself. None of those results would have been obvious. They would have been subtle, quiet, undetectable. Over time we might have created a habit where “we” felt she needed to check with me before she made decisions. I would assume the role of “Knowing What’s Best” without even realizing I was doing it. At some point, that could evolve into a process where she excluded me from her decision making because she resented being told what to do. And that shift, too, would have been unconscious and invisible. I’d

her, but not wanting to tell her what to do. Not wanting to deprive her of something that was important to her – something I could not understand since it was not I who had been through the four surgeries and the associated time and effort to get to the doctor, adjust my life to the brace, then the cane, and the showers that always required her to redress her leg with its 30 some stitches – and maybe I would have chosen not to sled, but she’s not me. If I want to love her, what must I do? I think a wonderful guide when it comes to relationships is the concept of unconditional love; a concept often aspired to, but seemingly impossible to apply. I think it includes free will; giving each other the freedom to make his or her own decisions. It’s a love that is

her wrist that has to be in a cast 4-6 weeks and by helping her do whatever else I can to assist if she wants assistance, but not takeover. It’s so tempting to take over, to tell her what she can and can’t do with her wrist in a cast, thumb ligament torn because she thought the sled was going too fast and she might hurt her knee. So she put her hand out to slow the sled down and her thumb wasn’t a very good break. But the cast itself is not a problem, it’s an opportunity: a physical reminder that loving someone doesn’t mean protecting them from hurting themselves. It’s a reminder that I am not responsible for my wife’s decision to sled on ice, though I can tell you I had to consciously stop kicking myself for “letting her go sledding” as if it were my

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fault that she hurt herself. Realizing that it wasn’t my fault didn’t mean it was her fault. Why is assessing fault so important anyway? We live in a world where blame assessment is so much a part of the aftermath. We also live in a world where if you are going to live, you are going to get injured at some point in your life. Some of us take more risks than others. I wasn’t very good at it, especially at first. I blamed myself. My wife felt my anger, my anger at myself for not doing what I am incapable of doing unless I put her in a bubble. My anger at myself for letting her down, for not protecting her from her decision, for failing at my own expectation of being a “good husband” which included protecting my wife, even from herself. But that anger created a distance between us. I want to love my wife in the way that she feels loved. Don’t we all want to choose for ourselves how to live? Which of us wants any other person on this earth to be the one who decides whether we drive a car, prepare a meal using knives, boil a pot of water that may scald you, go to school, play a sport, walk up or down the stairs, go on a trip to a foreign land, walk outside our door – live our life? Not me. And I don’t think my wife would have felt my love for her if I had told her she wasn’t allowed to go sledding, or convinced her that she didn’t know what was best for her by saying it was a bad idea. If she asked what the conditions were like, I would have told her, slippery, very slippery. If the conditions weren’t slippery, we wouldn’t have been out there sledding. But she already knew that.

As parents, we face these issues every day. How do we balance protecting a child while encouraging that child to learn to make his or her own decisions? We each parent differently, make different choices, but we share a common desire to love and protect our children. As a child, I never could imagine how my friend’s sister must have felt every time her mother told her, “Now Becky, you get down off that wall before you hurt yourself.” That, of course, being the same wall my friend and I had just climbed up and were sitting atop of proud with ourselves and our accomplishment. It wasn’t just that wall for Becky, it was that way all the time. I can still feel the tension I felt then. It wasn’t fair for Becky to be restricted in such a way – even if she might have fallen. Who will decide what risks we each take? Who wants to be told what to do? How can we safeguard our children, our spouses, and all those we love without enfeebling them and making them feel weak, incompetent, powerless? Those are difficult questions. But what is the message we want to send – “You are incapable my child, my wife, my husband, let me make the decisions?” I don’t think so. That message undermines our relationships slowly, invisibly, deceptively, until we don’t want to be part of those relationships anymore. It’s the same subtle message we send to our spouse who asks, “What shoes should I wear?” or “What tie should I wear?,” if we presume to answer thinking that our own perspective is more important than hers or his. And yet we do this all the time. Instead, we can affirm our faith in the decision making of the one who asked. “Whatever you choose is fine,” we say. In doing so, we express our love. “I want to go sledding with you all. I’ll be out in a few minutes.” A thought I keep going back to, “How would unconditional love respond?” Happy Holidays! May you find wonderful hills to sled (if that’s what you decide to do).

Once a practicing attorney, Philip founded Mulford Mediation in 1990 and has mediated professionally for over 21 years. With offices in Fairfax and Warrenton, VA, Philip specializes in marriage, family, divorce, and family business mediation and communication. For more information about Mulford Mediation, please visit www.mulfordmediation. com. In addition, Philip and his wife, Lisa, are the creators and co-hosts of a weekly radio talk show called Communication360 where the topic is relationship communication. The show, with over 170,000 listeners per month, is available on the internet at www.webtalkradio.net. All shows are archived and can be listened to on demand or downloaded. For more information about Communication360, please visit www.C360today.com. Coming soon, Philip will be offering a workshop called, “When You Speak, Listen: The Communication Connection.” Philip may be reached at pmulford@mulfordmediation.com or at (540)341-4615. 52

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Connecting is an important concept to Cornerstone Baptist Church. They strive to create a welcoming and friendly environment where people can explore a relationship with God. Getting its start fifteen years ago under the leadership of Dana Hayden, seven families became Cornerstone Baptist Church. Understanding the need to be relatable in a complicated world, Cornerstone offered contemporary worship services with a ‘come as you are’ attitude that solidified the character of the church. The concept was attractive to newcomers, including the delivery of each service, which was easily understood. These attributes helped grow the congregation quickly. With the congregation increasing, Pastor Hayden made the decision to follow the ministry of church planting and Mike Poff was introduced as the church’s new leader. Pastor Poff has continued to pursue the emphasis on relational ministry and mentoring as well as focusing on growing their current ministries while creating new ones with our changing community. Cornerstone Baptist Church holds one service on Sunday morning at Highland This is the thirteenth in a series of articles about local churches and houses of worship. The purpose is to introduce you to the distinct features of each congregation, their philosophy and atmosphere. We believe that churches, temples, synagogues, etc are some of our best community centers. As you read about them each month we hope you will find one that interests you and your family. This month, we take a look at Cornerstone Baptist Church.

School with contemporary music notes being played by an electric or acoustic guitar, drums, keyboards, and even flutes. Their trendy tunes embrace praise songs to hymns. Messages are sometimes enhanced with the use of dramas and movies to energize the service. However delivered, the message is always the same, to find the awesomeness of God. Their teaching is biblical and practically oriented for uncomplicated comprehension. “We want to be a place for people that necessarily don’t have a relationship with God or have never experienced a church to feel comfortable while engaging and exploring,” Pastor Poff said. “They would find answers readily and feel safe enough to ask questions.” This church has a passion for reaching out to young people and those who have not found security within a congregation. Childcare services are offered during Sunday’s worship with trained rotating staff dedicated to children. A nursery is available for children up to the age of two. Parents are welcome to drop their children off in their respected classes or children

can be dismissed from the service at the appropriate time. Children beginning at two years old through youth in fifth grade are welcome in classes. Classes are a time to have fun and interact with other students by playing games and discovering God’s hopes and dreams for their lives. Small Groups are an intricate part of this church. A place for encouragement and increasing one’s understanding of their Christian life, these gatherings are broken down into fourteen available groups specifically for men, women, mixed, middle and high school. Held at homes in or around Warrenton, they present an easy-going atmosphere where individuals can discuss life topics related to Christ and the Bible. “We believe that as we relate to God and to one another we are changed as people,” Youth Pastor Josh Hayden shared. “We really feel like it’s important for us to create those spaces where that kind of stuff can happen.” The Middle School Group is active and fun providing a great way to connect with other tweens by participating in events and discussions that guide them to


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the love of God and love of others. This group explores what it means to follow God through serving in the community, attending a retreat and other creative happenings. The team of adults that leads this group is excellent in forming age appropriate activities that are both entertaining and educational.

relationships, and exploring the role that God has intended. By connecting through small groups, events like clay shooting, breakfast, service projects or on Sunday mornings the ministry is there to help men find their way in helping them discover their strengths and to find a place to serve while following God.

Participating in conversations about life, hope, doubt, God, love and everything else is the High School Group. This small group is a place for teens to connect through friendship and intentional discussions of their journey of faith. Continuing their involvement through weekend retreats, service in the community, or early morning breakfast, these teens meet consistently to discuss current and relevant issues. An experienced group of adult leaders generates their activities and guides their conversations for deeper understanding and reflection in order to explore their faith. With their knowledge and love for God it is the hope of Cornerstone that they continue their faith and worship whereever they go.

Women’s Ministry is designed to provide an atmosphere that motivates conversation, friendship and fun while touching on topics like decorating, cooking, organization or healthy living. Real connections are made here; the women care for one another and grow together. They have plenty of opportunities to meet throughout the week to accommodate any hectic schedule.

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Community for the community is an aspiration of Cornerstone. By actively staying involved in Warrenton and extending to the global community this church finds ways to serve, love and connect. Through service projects Cornerstone looks to serve in any context, whether at work, with friends, in the neighborhood or other places in need. This commitment to kindness is

contagious and contributing to making Warrenton a friendlier place. “We really try to be a community for the community, Pastor Poff explained. “People that are connected by their relationship with God and really have a heart to give blessings wherever they find themselves.” Cornerstone Baptist Church is located at 40 Rock Pointe Lane in suite 202. They hold their service on Sunday at 10:15am in Chilton Common’s Lower School at Highland School located at 597 Broadview Avenue. Stay around afterward for the possibility to make a couple new friends while enjoying coffee and donuts. For more information please visit their website at www.cornerstoneva. org or give them a call at (540)349-0880. A Parenting Round Table will be held on January 14th, please contact the church for more information. Cornerstone will be holding a Christmas Eve service at 5pm on December 24th.


RED TRUCK BAKERY The essence of the southern charm and a simpler time is exemplified in this 1921 Esso filling station that was playfully transformed into a bakery. Red Truck Bakery is parked on the corners of Waterloo Street and Ashby Street near the courthouse with their head-turning red antique 1954 Ford F-100 that influenced the bakery’s name. Owner Brian Noyes is a recipe mechanic, tweaking and tuning vintage favorites into flavorful trends guaranteed to rev up your taste buds. Start your engine each morning by filling it with their High-Octane coffee. This popular roast made solely for Red Truck is a robust and hearty blend, naturally grown made with only Rain Forest Alliance and Fair Trade beans. They offer less powerful drinks like teas and decaf coffees that would still add torque to your day. Pair their coffee with a warm buttery croissant filled with spinach and feta, ham and cheese or chocolate. Equally delicious are their mighty muffins like pumpkin crammed with pecans. Pull in Red Truck for your midday pit stop; they serve tasty sandwiches and seasonal soups. Try the Chicken Salad on their wheat bread make with fresh local chicken adorned with grapes, apples, celery, raisins, walnuts, a hint of curry

and local bibb lettuce. Their Ham and Cheese is a local favorite with smoked black forest ham, local white cheddar, mayonnaise, honey mustard and local bibb lettuce hugged between their rosemary focaccia bread. Tuna Salad and Egg Salad are both served with homemade sweet pickles and available daily. Give their hearty Homemade Meatloaf on focaccia a try or their Roasted Veggie Sandwich with roasted sweet potatoes, Portobello mushrooms, caramelized onions, roasted red peppers, pesto and cream cheese. Their homemade daily soup offerings are hot and zesty. Surely they will fight the wintry days like their French Lentil with vegetables and ham. Box lunch service is offered for convenience. Choose from Chicken Salad, Tuna Salad or a Ham sandwich with a cookie, chips and water – call a couple days in advance and they’ll have them ready. A much more pleasant aroma than the classic pine-shaped air freshener are the rich scents radiating from the old service station. Harvest and holiday favorites like classic Pumpkin Pie and Apple Pie and the not-so-traditional Sweet Potato/Pecan Pie seamlessly take you on an accelerated journey through quaint distant memories. Their Mincemeat Pie is full of apples, raisins, golden raisins, suet, and a splash

of brandy accented with smoked bourbon sugar. Pies aren’t the only thing in the kitchen creating satisfying smiles: Shenandoah Valley Apple Cake is packed with fresh local apples, apple cider and apple sauce; Double-Chocolate Moonshine Cake is a must try and made with real local Virginia hooch; Bourbon Cake has a blend of top-shelf bourbon, cherries, almond and a splash of Red Truck root beer; and the Sour Cream Coffee Cake is loaded with pecans and cinnamon streusel in the middle. Stop by and fill up on the goodies that Red Truck Bakery has to offer, located at 22 Waterloo Street. Be sure to stay and sit for a while at their family style farm table made from repurposed barn wood, it is great way to sit and chat with other Warrentonians and day-trippers from Charlottesville to the District. They are open six days a week, Monday through Friday 6:30am to 5:00pm and Saturday 7:00am to 4:00pm. For more information on their tasty offerings please visit their website at http://redtruckbakery.com. They accept online orders as well as orders over the phone, give them a call at (540)347-2224.

How We Do It: The restaurants that appear in this section are chosen by Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine (WLM) food critics. We visit the establishments anonymously and pay for our own meals and drinks. Listings are chosen at the discretion of the editors. WLM does not accept compensation for listing events or venues. December 2011

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A Taste of Warrenton The Best in Dining & Entertainment The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and40/0/20/0 non-advertisers. Please contact us if you 81/100/36/38 47/68/85/60 41/24/73/2 60/90/0/0 believe any information provided is inaccurate. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (540) 341-2044 • 105 W Lee Hwy M-Thu: 11am-11pm, F-Sat: 11pm12am Sun: 11am-10pm Full-service friendly, affordable restaurant chain. Offers salad bar, lunch combos, and Carside-To-Go service. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Casual dress. www.applebees.com

Black Bear Bistro (540) 428-1005 • 32/34 Main St. Sun - Thu: 11 am - 9 pm; Fri - Sat 11 am - 10 pm Restaurant offering local beers and wines, soups and salads, appetizers, and entrees. A wide variety of American food with a twist. Try the muffaletta sandwich! Also features Sweeney’s Cellar, located one floor below. www.blackbearbistro.com

Broadview Lanes (540) 878-5383 • 272 Broadview Ave. M - Thu 8:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 8:30am - 2am; Sun 11am - 10pm The grill at the local bowling alley provides a great grill at great prices for any meal including breakfast. Sandwiches, subs, burgers and hotdogs along with side dishes from onion rings to chicken tenders. Children’s menu. Beer and wine available.

Burger King (540) 347-3199 • 34 Broadview Ave. Locally owned and operated Burger King. Home of the Whopper. Have campaign to promote a more healthy lifestyle of eating to kids. Kid’s play area available. Casual dress. www.bk.com

Café Torino (540) 347-2713 • 388 Waterloo St M 7am-4pm; Tue-Wed 7am-5pm; Thu-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 9am - 9pm Restaurant offering authentic Italian pasta, seafood, appetizers, and desserts. Breakfast served in the morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, pasta, and more. Dinner usually requires reservation and is only available Thursday thru Saturday. Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress. http://cafetorinoandbakery.com

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El Paso (540) 341-0126 • 86 Broadview Ave Mon-Sun 11am -10pm Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. Menu has lunch specials and traditional entrees like chimichangas, burritos, and quesadillas. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dinein or take-out.

Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar (540) 341-8800 • 251 W. Lee Hwy, #177 Sun - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11pm Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.

Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room (540) 347-4205 • 9236 Tournament Dr. Tues - Wed 11am - 8pm; Thu - Fri 11am - 9pm; Sat 7am - 9pm; Sun 7am - 8pm Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends. www.fauquiersprings.com

Five Guy’s Restaurant (540) 878-2066 • 6441 Lee Hwy M - Sun 11am - 10pm Burgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Uses fresh, never frozen, ground beef. www.fiveguys.com

Foster’s Grille (540) 349-5776 • 20 Broadview Ave Sun - Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available. www.fostersgrille.com


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Frost Diner (540) 347-3047 • 55 Broadview Ave 24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.

Great Harvest Bread Co. (540) 878-5200 • 108 Main Street Loaves of bread handcrafted using wholegrain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery. www.warrentonbread.com

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(540) 349-9339 • 29 Main Street Lunch: M - Sat 11am-2pm; Dinner: M-Sat 5pm-9pm; Sun 12pm-5pm Cozy wine restaurant featuring a wide variety of world and local Virginia wines. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Offers seasonal, healthy, small plate entrees and nightly specials to accompany wine selection. Seating available in the main dining area, historic stone cellar, balcony level or outdoor patio (weather permitting) Catering and private parties available. Casual dress. www.ironbridgewines.com

Iron City Hot Dog Shop 251 W. Lee Hwy Hot dog joint with Pittsburgh Steeler décor offering customers a friendly and competitive atmosphere.

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza (540) 349-4900 • 177 W. Lee Hwy Sat-Thu 10:30am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 10:20am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm Specialty cheese steaks, overstuffed subs, and pizza. Catering available. Offering combos, salads and ice cream. Lunch special’s menu good all day. Delivery service available. www.jerrysusa.com

Joe & Vinnie’s

(540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Hwy M-Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun Noon-10pm Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice. www.joeandvinniespizza.net

Jimmies Market Cafe/ Kidwell Caterers/Madison Tea Room (540) 347-1942 • 22 Main Street Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm Fri Open til 8pm for supper Restaurant offering sandwiches, subs, and other daily specials. Also sell wine. Catering available. The Madison Tea Room is also available for time away from a hectic day. Casual dress.

KFC/Long John Silver (540) 347-3900 • 200 Broadview Ave. M - Thu 10am - 11pm; Fri - Sun 10am - 12am KFC specializes in Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken and homestyle sides. Long John Silver’s is a quick service seafood restaurant. Located in the same building to provide diners with a wider variety of choices. www.kfc.com

LongHorn Steakhouse 505 Fletcher Dr • (540) 341-0392 Sun – Thurs 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat 11am to 11pm LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, handseasoned steaks, thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress. www.longhornsteakhouse.com

Main St. Grill & Mexican Food (540) 351-0550 • 79 Main Street • M 11am - 9pm; Tue - Thu 11am - 9:30pm; •Fri-Sat 11am10:30pm; Sun 11am-9pm Attached to Rhodes Drug Store. Offers appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, larger entrees as well as traditional Mexican favorites. Specials change daily. Full bar. Casual dress.

Mandarin Buffet & Sushi (540) 341-1962 • 514 Fletcher Dr Authentic Chinese restaurant offering a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, and meats.

McDonald’s (540) 347-7888 351 Broadview Ave. 24 HR Fast food chain known for Big Mac and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now serving McCafé beverages. Kids play area available. www.mcdonalds.com

McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant • (540) 347-7200 • 380 Broadview Ave. M-Fri 11am - 2am; Fri-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am-2am Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Relaxed environment offering traditional Irish favorites. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week. Irish Music Seisuin and Dinner Special on Sundays. Free Wi-Fi. Private dining room available. Full bar area with happy hour specials and appetizer menu. Valet Parking Friday and Saturday Evenings. Outdoor Patio. Live entertainment. Casual dress. www.mcmahonsirishpub.com

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Molly’s Irish Pub (540) 349-5300 • 36 Main Street M-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am-2pm Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, fun environment. Traditional Irish fare and lots of sandwiches available. Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full bar. Live entertainment four nights a week. www.mollysirishpub.com

The Natural Marketplace (540)349-4111 • 5 Diagonal Street M–F 9am to 5 pm; Sat 9am-4pm Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available.

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse (540) 349-5050 • 139 W. Lee Hwy M-Sat 11:30am - 10pm; Sun 11:30am - 9pm Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, family environment.

Outback Steakhouse (540) 349-0457 • 6419 Lee Hwy M - Fri 4pm - 10pm; Sat 2pm - 11pm; Sun 2pm - 9pm Australian steakhouse. Also offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. Carry out available. www.outback.com

Panera Bread (540) 341-4362 • 251 W. Lee Hwy M-Sat 6:30am - 9pm; Sun 7:30am - 8pm Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great bread selection. Gourmet coffee and tea also available. Dine in or carry out. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available. www.panerabread.com

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Red Truck Bakery (540) 347-2224 • 22 Waterloo St Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available. www.redtruckbakery.com

Red, Hot & Blue (540) 349-7100 • 360 Broadview Ave Sun-Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm Southern Grill and Barbeque restaurant. Offers dine-in, take out, and catering. Large menu with options for ribs, sandwiches, salads, platters, and southern entrées. Casual dress. www.redhotandblue.com

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Subway (540) 349-0950 • 41 W. Lee Highway #53, 102 Broadview Ave, 45 Main St. Suite A Restaurant offering subs and pizza. Home of the $5 footlong. Food is prepared after you order, and everything is prepared fresh daily. Available for dine-in or takeout. www.subway.com

Taco Bell (540) 341-4206 • 316 W. Lee Hwy Open late for fourthmeal cravings. Now offering frutista freeze drinks and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco menu (low fat). www.tacobell.com

(540) 347-2935 • 15 S. Third St. M - Fri 10am - 3pm Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or grab-andgo options available. Soups are the specialty at Renee’s – each day there are two news soups. She-crab soup available every Friday. Catering and business lunches available.

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(540) 349-2828 • 185 W. Lee Hwy Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.

(540) 341-4912 74 Blackwell Park Lane American chain restaurant serving your favorite hamburgers, pastas, steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual dress. www.rubytuesday.com

(540) 349-2330 • 147 W. Shirley Ave Sun. - Thu., Sat. 11 am - 9pm; Fri. 11am - 10pm Mexican restaurant offering different quality specials everyday. Menu offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts and more. Dine-in or take-out. Casual dress. www.tippystacohouse.com

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Tropical Smoothie Café (540) 428-1818 • 251 W. Lee Hwy #679 Café offering bistro sandwiches, wraps, gourmet salads, soups, and smoothies. Meals served with either chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two combination. Catering and kid’s menu available. Casual dress. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com

Twisted Sister Seafood (540) 347-3663 6806 James Madison Hwy Offering classic seafood dishes like fried oysters, crab cake sandwiches, salads, shrimp, scallops and fish with plenty of homemade recipes.

Vocelli Pizza (540) 349-5031 • 484 Blackwell Rd Sun. - Thu. 11am - 10pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 11pm. Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Check for lunch and combo specials. www.vocellipizza.com

Waterloo Café (540) 349-8118 • 352 Waterloo St Asian food available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Wide range of dishes available to order. Dishes served with a side of white rice. Casual dress.

Wendy’s (540) 347-5528 • 281 Broadview Ave Fast food chain offering hamburgers, salads, and chicken nuggets. Also offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Frosty’s available as desert. Casual dress. www.wendys.com

Yen Cheng (540) 347-4355 • 294 W. Lee Hwy M - Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm. First Chinese Restaurant in Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties and daily combos. Also offer a healthy food section and thai food options. www.yencheng.com

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11th Annual Living Christmas Tree There’s a holy noise coming from the street behind Pizza Hut©. It’s made by sixty singers and twenty orchestra members throwing there all into the rehearsals for Warrenton United Methodist Church’s Living Christmas Tree. The music wells up and around the inside walls of the brick building at 341 Church St., just off of Broadview Ave. Soon the Tree itself wi ll be raised to fill the front of the large sanctuary, and then all the fun begins. The Singers will wend their way to their assigned spots in the ‘limbs’ of the tree, the orchestra will take up their instruments, the conductor will strike the downbeat and the lights will start blinking…and for the next 80 minutes the audience will be reminded of the ‘reason for the season’…as the saying goes! • Free - Reserve your free tickets by calling 540-347-1367, ext 25, or by emailing lct@warrentonUMC.org. (Since the tickets are free, they rarely ever have any left over by show time, but you can try). • 6 shows 7:30 pm on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 8 and 9, • 4 pm and 7 pm on Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 10 and 11 • Doors open 45 minutes before each show • LCT information will be updated on the church’s website at WarrentonUMC.org. 64

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by Lawrence K. Emerson

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TV newscasts will beat the topic to death, starting with insane “Black Friday” shopping stories. (Why would anyone stand in line and risk death — literally — to shop in a suburban “big box” store? It says something about our species, I suppose.) Still, the next month will determine 2011’s success for most stores, large and small. For some retailers, the holiday season can represent anywhere between 25 and 40 percent of annual sales,” the National Retail Federation says. I’m not the greatest shopper. But, I’ve spent a lot of time and money with the good folks at McClanahan Camera during my 28 years in Warrenton. So, I swung by to talk with Cindy McClanahan Ellis, who runs the front of the shop. Robert “Pooch” McClanahan has been in business 50 years. His wife Bridget has been with him most of the way. One can gauge the holiday season’s importance just by causal observation at McClanahan’s. The parking lot gets crowded, as do the digital workstations, where customers crop photos, create books, make calendars and organize images. About 50 percent of all compact digital camera sales take place this time of year, Cindy noted. Processing and custom printing booms. “One of our biggest goals is to make sure people are preserving their memories,” Cindy added. “If somebody doesn’t print or save images properly, they’ve lost five years (figuratively) of a child’s life.” The products and services we buy as gifts have significant ramifications for us, our loved ones and the businesses we patronize. We have choices. We can spend money with anonymous corporations or familiar members of our community. I admit that quests for specific items have taken me to Fredericksburg and Reston some years. But, invariably I’ve felt greater satisfaction, for a variety of reasons, when all my gift purchases took place here. In this economy, that may matter more than ever. Please, think before you shop! On to the news. Oreo’s By Fetch, a gourmet pet bakery and boutique, has opened at 92 Main St. in Warrenton. The law office of John C. Clark, P.L.C., recently opened at 66 Main St. Janet Metzger has opened The Empty Nest, whose offerings include sewn couture aprons, felted children’s sweaters and original art, in the Fox Den Antiques mall at 355 W. Shirley Ave. The Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 90th anniversary with a banquet Nov. 10 at Fauquier Springs Country Club. It honored Mike Appleton, president of Appleton Campbell Inc., as the Business Person of the Year. Other awards presented were: • Not-for-Profit of the Year: Fauquier Community Food Bank. • Small Business of the Year: Hottle and Associates Insurance of Warrenton. • Large Business of the Year: BB&T. • Pacesetter Award: Marie Washington, a Warrenton attorney, for referring the most new members. • Lifetime Achievement Award: Jan Sutton, a Farmers Insurance agent. The chamber also announced that Priscilla Hottle, president of Hottle and Associates, is the nominee for chairman in 2012. She will succeed Chris Pearmund. “Lou” Emerson edits FauquierNow.com. You may contact him at LKE@FauquierNow.com or 540.270.1845.

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Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine December 2011  

This lifestyle monthly publication features the local businesses, organizations and people of the Warrenton, Virginia region.

Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine December 2011  

This lifestyle monthly publication features the local businesses, organizations and people of the Warrenton, Virginia region.