Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine February 2012

Page 1


February 2012

In this issue…

Warrenton’s Clubhouse: Boys & Girls Club

Governing Warrenton: How It All Started


I do it for my children. Being a good parent is much more than setting reasonable expectations for your children. It starts with setting expectations for yourself--like being in good physical and mental health -and meeting them, so you can be there for your kids. ~ Becky L.

February Free! Call 540-349-2791, visit our website at: www.OTACFitness.com, or simply drop by the club to get started today! 361 Walker Drive, Warrenton, VA, 20186 $99 initiation fee applies. Based on 12-month membership agreement. Certain restrictions apply. Offer expires February 29, 2012.

We have been proudly representing clients throughout Northern Virginia for decades. While our goal is to provide the Our and OurLawyers LawyersMean Mean Business Business and best legal services no matter what the Have BeenRecognized Recognized Accordingly Have Been Accordingly OurofLawyers Business and issue, we are most proud the justiceMean | Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America | Selected inclusionininThe TheBest BestLawyers Lawyers in | Selected forfor inclusion in America America1993-2011 1993-2011 Have Been Recognized Accordingly 1993-2011 we have achieved for those who were the | Voted | Voted The AmericanTrial TrialLawyers Lawyers Association Association byby The American | Top as Top Trial Lawyers Trial Lawyers Association as Top || as Voted by100 The American 100 Trial Lawyers | Selected for inclusion The Best Lawyers inLawyers 1993-2011 victims of other’s negligence. Belowinare 100 Trial | Included inAmerica 95th Edition Bar Register of | Included in 95th Edition Bar Register of | Preeminent Lawyers 2011 (Anniversary Edition) | Voted by The American Trial Lawyers Association || Preeminent Included inLawyers 95th Edition Bar Register of Preeminent 2011 (Anniversary Edition) just some of the examples: | Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum | as Top 100 Trial Lawyers Lawyers 2011 (Anniversary Edition) | Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Recognized as Top Lawyers as published || Recognized Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Included in 95th Edition Bar Register of as Top Lawyers as published

| in Corporate Counsel | Preeminent Lawyers 2011 (Anniversary Edition)Counsel $3,000,000 || in Recognized as Top Lawyers as published in Corporate Corporate | Voted as one of The Washington D.C. Area’s Best Lawyers Counsel for a workplace accident in Alexandria Post Magazine D.C. Area’s Best Lawyers | by The | Lifetime Member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum | Voted as Washington one of The Washington

Our Lawyers Mean Business and Washington Magazine || by Voted as one ofPost The Washington Area’s Best | The Selected as one of Washington’s TopD.C. Lawyers | Recognized as Top Lawyers as published Have Been Recognized Accordingly $1,950,000 | Lawyers by The Washington Post Magazine | Selected as one of Washington’s Top Lawyers as published | in Corporate Counsel for a trucking accident in Fairfax

as published

in The Washington Post

Washington | The Lifetime Member || inSelected as onePost ofofWashington’s Top Lawyers as

| Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers inThe America 1993-2011 | Voted as one of Washington Area’s Best Lawyers Strathmore’s Who’s Who, |D.C. Lifetime Member ofWashington published in The Post National Registry of Who’s Who The Washington Post Magazine | by $2,750,000 | Voted by The American Trial Lawyers Association Strathmore’s Who’s Who, | Lifetime Member of The Marquis Who’s Who Who | as Top Trial Lawyers National Registry of Who’s for a100 single car accident in Fauquier | Selected as one of Washington’s Top Lawyers asWho’s published and Who’s Who in American Strathmore’s Who Law The Marquis Who’s Who | in The Washington Post | Included in 95th Edition Bar Register of Super Lawyers Magazine | Featured in National Registry of Who’s Who and Who’s Who in American Law $242,500 | Preeminent Lawyers 2011 (Anniversary Edition) | Lifetime Member of

The Marquis Who’s Who | Published as Warrenton’s Best Law Firm Lawyers Magazine | Featured in Super

for anMember automobile in Charlottesville Lifestyle Magazine | in Warrenton | Lifetime of the accident Million Dollar Advocates Forum Strathmore’s Who’s Who, and Who’s in American Law | Published as Who Warrenton’s Best Law Firm National Registry of Who’s Who | Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine in Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine | | Recognized as Top Lawyers as published $255,000 The Marquis Who’s Who | Admitted to before Best the United States Court | in Corporate Counsel | Published aspractice Warrenton’s Law Firm Supreme inDefense Warrenton of the National Association of Criminal Lawyers for an automobile accident in Prince and Who’s Who inWilliam American Law | Member | M artindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV for Lifestyle Magazine | Voted as one of The Washington D.C. Area’s Best Lawyers | Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court | Highest Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine Washington Post Magazine | by The | Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense $250,000 | M| artindale Peer Magazine Review Rated AVLawyers for PublishedHubbell in Richmond as Top in Virginia

Lawyers | Highest | Published as Warrenton’s Best Law Firm Ethical Standards and Legal Ability | Selected one of Washington’s Top as published for anasautomobile accident inLawyers Indiana | Included in Legal Times as Best Lawyers, Personal Injury | in The Washington Post || Published Admitted practice before theasUnited StatesinSupreme | in Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine intoRichmond Magazine Top Lawyers Virginia

Court | Lifetime Member of | Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense | Included in Legal Times asLawyers Best Lawyers, Personal Injury | Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV for Highest Strathmore’s Who’s Who, | Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Ethical Standards and Court Legal Ability National Registry of Who’s Who 31 Garrett Street, Virginia 20186 The Marquis Who’s Who | Martindale Hubbell Peer Review|Rated AV forin RichmondWarrenton, Published Magazine as Top Lawyers in | Law Highest Ethical Standards and Legal Ability and Who’s Who in American Virginia |

When It’s Serious Whether it is big or small, we know the case is important to you. When It’s Serious When it’s serious, we’re here for you. Please 31 Garrettwww.hmrwlaw.com Street, Warrenton, Virginia 20186 | as Included in Legal as Best Lawyers, Personal Featured in Super Lawyers Magazine | Published in Richmond Magazine Top Lawyers inTimes Virginia visit our Website at HMRWLAW.COM 540-347-1000 Injury www.hmrwlaw.com

| Published as Warrenton’s Best Law Firm | Included in Legal Times as Best Lawyers, Personal Injury | in Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine


When It’s Serious

| Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court

| Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated AV for 31 Garrett Street, Warrenton, Virginia | Highest Ethical Standards and Legal Ability


| Published in Richmond Magazine as Top Lawyers in Virginia


| Included in Legal Times as Best Lawyers, Personal Injury

When It’s Serious



From the Publisher Publishers : Tony & Holly Tedeschi for Piedmont Press & Graphics tony@piedmontpress.com hollyt@piedmontpress.com Advertising : Cindy McBride CindyMcBride@piedmontpress.com Subscriptions : Accounting@piedmontpress.com For general inquiries, advertising, editorial, or listings : Krysta Norman E: Krysta@piedmontpress.com Tel: 540.347.4466 Fax: 540.347.9335 Editorial & Advertising office : Open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday 404 Belle Air Lane Warrenton, VA 20186 The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly and distributed to over 11,000 selected addresses. While reasonable care is taken with all material submitted to The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any such material. Opinions expressed in articles are strictly those of the authors. While ensuring that all published information is accurate, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or omissions. Reproduction in whole or part of any of the text, illustration or photograph is strictly forbidden. ©2012 Piedmont Press & Graphics

Designed, Printed and Mailed in Warrenton, VA. United States of America The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine

Why I love Warrenton Lifestyle I’m proud of this issue, mostly because it was almost completely done without me. Sure I was involved in much of the pre-planning but, for the crux of production, I was away with 9 fellow Warrentonians on a Rotary Club mission in Terrier Rouge, Haiti. Managing Editor, Krysta Norman insured our writers submitted their articles on time, reviewed them and also wrote. Our artists, Cindy Gray and Justine Remington, created ads for our valued advertisers that account representative, Cindy McBride, brought in every day. Krysta took photos & edited copy, Steve Winter ordered paper and set up production, and Kim Cooper made proofs and plates. Somewhere through all of this, my wife, co-publisher and 20+ year graphic artist, Holly, was ‘dummying’ ads, laying out articles, searching for artwork, correcting photographs and troubleshooting technical issues, all while taking care of our children. I’m back now and this column is the only thing holding the magazine going to press where press operator Gregg Oisol will print this over the next few days. When completed, bindery operator Darrell Alonge will cut and bind the magazines with help from Kim, Mike Tedeschi, Tyson Poston and Andrew Stevic. Tyson will address the almost 11,000 copies we mail and Andrew will take them to the post office for delivery to your mailbox. The rest he and Cindy will deliver to over 25 locations in the area. It takes a team to put this publication out every month, the 79th consecutive time we have done so. Everyone of those issues was produce here in Warrenton by your our crew and your neighbors. I mention them because they do a phenomenal job, about half of whom have been with us 10 years or more. Our shop is typical of what goes on in Warrenton and Fauquier County every day - people working hard to provide a product or service that enriches your life in some manner. Take notice of them. They are one of the many things, if not most important, to love about Warrenton.

c/o Piedmont Press & Graphics 404 Belle Air Lane • Warrenton, Virginia 20186 www.warrentonlifestyle.com

Join the conversation!

COVER: Gifts galore at Galloping Grape 2012 Contributing Writers: Lou Emerson Kim Forsten Dr. Robert B. Iadeluca


Katlyn Norman George Rowand John Toler like . comment . share facebook.com/warrentonlifestyle

like • comment • share facebook.com/warrentonlifestyle Warrenton Lifestyle

Elegant LivingRelationships Lasting

An Assisted Living Community

6735 Suffield Lane, Warrenton, VA 20187

(540) 316-3800 www.WarrentonVilla.org

A f f i l i At e

î ˜


with Style

A Royal Treat:

Have extra crayon bits collecting in the bottom of your coloring box? Here’s the perfect way to repurpose them! These Crayon Cupcakes are an easy and fun way to reuse those tiny left overs. Match colors or make them a whole whirlpool of colors. Perfect as Valentine gifts and party favors, too.

Cupcake Crayons

(Not for Consumption)

What You’ll Need

Broken Crayons with wrappers removed (We found basic Crayola to work best for melting) Small Cupcake Tin or Silicone Ice Cube Tray Paper Cupcake Cup Liners (We used mini cupcake tins so the crayons would fit better into smaller hands) How To Preheat oven to 275 degrees. Line Cupcake tin with cupcake liners. Place broken crayon pieces into separate Cupcake cups in your Cupcake tin. Fill about 3/4 full. Variations *To make Rainbow Cupcakes, melt one color and let cool before adding next color layer. Repeat. * Tie-dye Cupcakes are made by gently swirling melted crayon wax with toothpick. Vigorous swirling creates a new color and will not allot colors to remain separate. *For Sparkly Cupcakes, add glitter to Cupcake tins before putting in the oven. Place Cupcake tin in oven. Bake in the oven for 1012 minutes depending. Check on crayons every five minutes. Remove once completely melted. Let cool. Once “cupcakes” are cool (we put them in the refrigerator to speed up the process), peel away the lining and color the castle with your new cupcake crayons! Clean Up Tip If crayon wax cools and coats Cupcake tins, simply put them in the oven to re-melt the wax and wipe out with a wet paper towel immediately.

About: Princess Genevieve lives in the Kingdom of Azuria, a magical land, where unicorns graze on four leaf clovers that grow like grass and rainbows stay the whole day. Specializing in Princess, Mermaid and Fairy parties or events making your little one’s day magical and memorable. Invite our sweet characters to your party, we’ll bring you a whimsical and enchanting event. We exemplify what it means to be a true princess. Each princess is an example showing self respect, kindness towards others, and acknowledging that what’s ‘inside’ is what really counts. We specialize in private parties, Girl Scout Troops and Library events. Find out more about her and her friends and get craft ideas at www.facebook.com/wwwKingdomofAzuria.

February 2012


Community Working Together

Warrenton’s Clubhouse

After School Program Provides Youth with the Tools to Succeed. By George Rowand The kids start coming into the Warrenton Boys and Girls Club around 2:30 every weekday afternoon. The school buses disgorge the little ones early, and they form a line into the club on Keith Street, receive a greeting from longtime community volunteer Buddy Curtis, and then head into the gym for some after-school activities. It’s a scene that’s been repeated thousands of times since the club first opened in 1997. “We have about 70 to 80 kids per day that come through here, from 6 all the way to 18, though the majority are between 6 and 15,” said Jon Gregory, executive director of the club. “They can do sports, arts and crafts, computers, prevention programs, we have the Eaglets Program, and we encourage them to do their homework.” The club in Warrenton serves kids from the central and northern areas of Fauquier County. Kids in the southern area go to Cedar Lee Middle School in Bealeton. Gregory oversees both locations.

Giving Now, two people who started going to the club when they were kids themselves are back as volunteers, helping out a place and an organization that, they said, helped them when they were younger. Megan Wallace of Warrenton, Back said that she started going to the club more than a decade ago. th “I started here in 1999 when I was in the 5 grade,” Wallace stated, “I came every day.”

Now 21 and a recent graduate of the University of Virginia, Wallace said that among other things, the club helped her prepare for college. “I played co-ed basketball,” Wallace explained, “and there was a required homework session each day … 45 to 60 minutes. It was the only thing that kept me disciplined.” “Later,” she continued, “I found that almost all of my college application questions were essay questions, and that the homework that I had done at the club – I went to the club at Taylor Middle School – had prepared me for college.” Wallace said that she soon will be going after a masters degree, either from UVA or from Virginia Commonwealth University. As she finished her interview, a steady stream of young kids were coming into the club to begin an afternoon’s activities. Seeing her, most greeted CLUBHOUSE continued on page 10

Gathering around the table, four friends sit and help each other finish their homework. left: Two friends take a break from playing pool to grab a snack. right: The Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier provides a safe place for our youth to hang out after school.


22 years

The Original Since 1989

of Service


Locally owned and operated since 1989


% 10 off

* l abor

* coupon must be listed in contract, work to be completed by 02/29/12, minimum one hour labor required, new projects only, not valid with other offers/ coupons, not valid on any material purchases, credit given on final invoice, please call office for full details.

Experience You Trust – Service You Expect 2011



• Member of Chamber of Commerce • Class “A” License VA #2705116554A

Office: 540-439-4859

5 Broadview Ave., Warrenton, VA 20186 5336 Rixeyville Rd., Rixeyville, VA 22737 www.janddhandyman.com handyman1989@comcast.net

CLUBHOUSE continued from page 8

her with a lively, “Hey, Megan!” Chris Allen, 19, of Warrenton said that he started coming to the club almost as soon as it opened. “I started coming here when I was 7 or so,” Allen related. “That was when it was up at Taylor Middle School, and I came here until I was about 18.” Now he, like Wallace, is volunteering at the same club where he started so long ago. “I’m volunteering here because I like working with kids, trying to set an example for the young kids,” Allen said. “Here, I do pretty much anything, help them with their homework, play games, anything to help them. I enjoy this a lot. I like the people who work here. They are a good group of people. Maybe in the future some of the kids will want to volunteer.”

Friends stop to pose for a photo on the basketball court.

Something for Everyone Gregory said that the Boys and Girls Club is open throughout the year. “During the school year, we’re open from 2:30 to 8 p.m., Monday through Friday,” he said. “In the summertime, it’s 8 a.m. Through 6 p.m. for the summer camps.” The club charges for the services, but the fees are set so low that anybody should be able to meet that requirement, and if not, other arrangements can be made. “We only charge $100 for the entire school year,” Gregory related, “so every kid can afford to come. And we can work out payment plans or sponsorships if money is an issue. “The summer camps run $75 a week, and we run the camps for seven weeks in the summer,” he continued. “We take field trips – a couple of field trips a week – go swimming at the WARF, we do all sorts of crafts and sports, and it’s an all-day camp. At only $75 per week, it’s a bargain, we think. We’re always looking for kids to come to the camps.”

The Teen Room is filled with couches, chairs, tables, and tv’s for friends to connect.

Much of the work at the clubs is done by volunteers like Curtis,Wallace and Allen. It is a necessity, Gregory maintained, and so is fund raising. “We’re always trying to raise money, that’s our big hurdle,” he said. “We’re trying to keep the doors open. If money were not an object, we’d be able to serve more kids. We’d be able to have a building in the southern part of the county. We could be open more hours here, like on weekends, so we’re always looking for potential donors, somebody who wants to help out, join the board, that type of thing. We have an all-volunteer board.” Still the club has to be regarded as a tremendous success. Just listen to the ones who have been through it and have come back to serve. CLUBHOUSE continued on page 12 10

Students work diligently in the computer lab on school projects. Warrenton Lifestyle

WARRENTON CENTER CLEANERS Your neighborhood cleaners since 1987



by the readers of The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine

Warrenton Center Dry Cleaners


y Onl

• Expert Alterations on Premises • Competitive Prices • Quality Service • Record of Excellence in Service • We value our Customers • All work done on premises utilizing the newest technology Non-toxic solvent is environmentally friendly and gives your garments a softer feeling with no odors as well as a longer life. Warrenton Center Cleaners is an Environmentally Friendly Cleaners!




Master tailor on premises. We’ll make your clothes

540-349-3141 251 West Lee Hwy ~ Suite 153 ~ Warrenton, VA

February 2012


OFF Dry Cleaning


Dry Cleaning

(wedding dresses & gowns too)

fit perfectly!




Minimum 5 Pieces

Minimum 10 Pieces

With coupon. Excludes Household items, Leather & Suede. Coupon must be presented with incoming order. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 02/29/12

With coupon. Excludes Household items, Leather & Suede. Coupon must be presented with incoming order. Not valid with any other offer. Exp. 02/29/12

Same Day Service (Mon - Fri) In by 9am, out by 5pm

Store Hours: Mon - Fri, 7am - 7:30pm Sat, 8am - 6pm


because I want to provide some of the same kind of guidance that I got here. I think I’m doing that. It’s fun. It makes me feel good. A lot of these kids don’t have the same regimen at home that I got here.” For Gregory, it’s rewarding to see the cycle play itself out.

Taking a break from homework, the guys relax and play a video game. CLUBHOUSE continued from page 10

“I’ve made friends through the Boys and Girls Club,” Allen stated. “The guys I’m really close with, we always had a good time. We took some trips to Kings Dominion, stayed overnight, had a good time. I had a great time coming here. I came every day, got my homework done a lot of times. People helped me here.” “The Boys and Girls Club provided a foundation,” Wallace said. “It helped me get socialized. Before, I didn’t talk to anyone. It truly helped. Now I work here in the summer and volunteer during the school year

“We’ve seen a lot of personal growth among these kids,” he said. “A lot of times, they may not have parents at home, and they may need somebody to talk to, to help them with their homework. We track grades, and make sure they’re passing, and see how they’re advancing their grade levels. We make a positive influence on that, I think. It makes us feel good. The club is impacting these young people’s lives in a positive way. That’s the goal of the organization.” The Boys and Girls Club in Warrenton is located at 169 Keith Street in Warrenton. For more information on the programs the Boys and Girls Club provides please visit their website at bgcfauquier.org or give them a call at (540)349-8890. George Rowand is a freelance writer living in Orlean, Virginia. He can be reached at georgerowand@gmail.com

Be seen. Be heard. Believe. Our commitment to value means we're focused on maximizing membership benefits. The 300-plus members we've welcomed since inception form the foundation of a tightly integrated business community dedicated to helping one another succeed. Are you ready to be recognized? Call 540-229-8915 today to join a winning team. Greater WARRENTON Chamber of Commerce Celebrating 2.5 years of Chamber innovation. Visit our website and member directory at: www.WarrentonChamber.org 12

Warrenton Lifestyle

ADVANTAGE HEALTH CHIROPRACTIC Check out our new website!

✹ Low Back Pain ✹ Headaches ✹ Shoulder Pain ✹ Arthritis ✹ Dizziness ✹ Fatigue ✹ Pain Down Legs

Foot Levelers is the leading company in the field of custom computer generated orthotics. Don’t trust “drug store” inserts, the health of your spine and foot is too important!


Oak Springs of Warrenton

Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 614 Hasting Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186 • 540-347-4770

From our home…..to your home….

Getting you there with confidence and independence There truly is no place like home. At OAK SPRINGS of WARRENTON, we recognize the importance of “being at home”

“From our home to your home” is the philosophy that guides the care and commitment at Oak Springs. Our team of dedicated and seasoned professionals will provide a comprehensive plan of care to get you or your loved one “from our home to your home” as quickly and as safely as possible. Oak Springs also provides a specialized secured unit for your loved one in need of Dementia/Alzheimer’s care. Comprehensive Services

• 24 hour onsite nursing care • In-patient rehabilitation services (Physical, Occupation, Speech) • Specialized Dementia/Alzheimer’s Memory Unit • Recreational Programs • Physicians/Specialists Visits February 2012

• • • • • • •

Short term and long term care Hospice and Respite care Interdisciplinary Care Plan Social Services Beauty and Barber Shop Nutritional/Dietary Management Private and Semi-Private Rooms





m a g a z i n e


m a g a z i n e


This offer is for new patients only.


With this coupon Expires 02/29/12

Amaris Hemingway, CMT We now offer massage therapy to our clients. One hour massage session $60.00, 1/2 hour session $30.00

Purchase 10 Massage Therapy Sessions and get the 11th

540-349-8989 BEST OF


✹ Stiffness ✹ Numbness ✹ Neck Pain ✹ Muscle Spasms ✹ Carpal Tunnel Syndrome ✹ Sports Injuries

advantagehealthchiropractic.net 225 Oak Springs Dr, Ste 101, Warrenton, VA Thank you for voting us best 6 years in a row BEST OF


Why Live with Pain? It’s Time to Get Back to Health! We are dedicated to providing you with fast and effective relief from...

Dr. Smith is an authorized and fully trained distributor for Foot Levelers custom Stabilizing Orthotics.

Exam, Xrays and Initial Consultation

Dr. Douglas B. Smith, BS, DC

1/2 OFF 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 MOST INSURANCE ACCEPTED


In honor of

NATIONAL HEART MONTH Dr. Thorn MD FACC of VIRGINIA CARDIOVASCULAR ASSOCIATES will present a one hour presentation on Heart Health Wednesday, February 29, 2012 from 3pm - 4pm in our South Wing Dining Room Please RSVP by Monday, February 27, 2012 Amanda Rosier Baker by phone at 540.347.4770 or by email at arosierbaker@oakspringsofwarrenton.com This event is free and open to the public! We encourage everyone to attend!!


Fauquier Worships

This is the fourteenth 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 The Bridge Community Church.

Family atmosphere develops friendships & faith. A fairly new fellowship beginning in 2005, The Bridge Community Church is a true reflection of the town we reside in, the hospitality we share, and the connections we make. The Bridge has grown substantially from a spark of inspiration to a strong congregation with spiritual leadership, maturity, and financial stability. Since inception they’ve become self-directed, creating their Bylaws, establishing a Board of Elders and a Board of Administration that worked collectively to secure a permanent residence for the young church. Currently meeting at Highland School, the church gracefully purchased a thirty-five acre property with bountiful potential for membership growth, deeper relationships and spiritual development. BRIDGE continued on page 16

We love being your local plumbing, heating, cooling and website electrical company! Visitforour $20 OFF

Best Plumber by the readers of The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine


your next trip fee

Appleton Campbell

Honesty, Integrity & Experience Since 1976



facebook.com/AppletonCampbell (540) 347-0765 Warrenton

(540) 825-6332 Culpeper

(703) 754-3301 Gainesville


We specialize in YOU!

Let the experience of our team help you. Customer service is our priority! Our relationship with you is based on commitment and trust. We would consider it our privilege to be of service to you!

5736 Varzara Road, Marshall, VA 20115 Exclusive Hunt Country Retreat with a Craftsman design located 5 minutes from Orlean and only 15 minutes from Route 66/Marshall Exit 27. Perhaps, while there you’ll see the local Fox Hunt community ride through the countryside. Imagine sitting outside the Veranda near the stone fireplace and enjoying the extraordinary 180 degree mountain view. OR, imagine viewing the exquisite picturesque scenery throughout the day of the truly breathtaking sunrises and sunsets along the Blue Ridge Mountains from the upstairs deck! This property features so many special features! It’s truly a must see! The home is on it’s own grid system, has a back up wood furnace, self checking automatic generator should electricity go out on those rare occasions! No need to search in the dark for candles! Finished lower level basement, central air, 2 fireplaces, hardwood floors, granite countertops Main Floor Master Bedroom w/his & her closets, walk-in shower and radiant flooring in the Master bathroom; Attached & Side-Loading Garage & Workshop Enough space for 5 vehicles! Additional features would include an “In-Law Suite” with a separate entrance from the main house, living room, kitchen, bedroom & full bath. Still not enough room? There is an additional separate area for an “Apartment” or perhaps, Office area. Great potential for rental income. The “Apartment” has it’s own entrance, living room, kitchen, bedroom & full bath. Great opportunity for Bed & Breakfast! List Price: $1,330,000 • 6 bedrooms/5 bathrooms • Located minutes from Orlean • Hunt Country Retreat • 12.8 Acres Please contact us for more information or for an appointment! Any questions please contact Joy Basher Downey - JoyBasherDowney@gmail.com

(540) 341-8842 • (703) 615-8985

Licensed in the Commonwealth of Virginia - License #0225180574

February 2012


Each Office Independently Owned and Operated


BRIDGE continued from page 14

Lead by Senior Pastor John M. Wood, The Bridge is a contemporary church reaching out to this generation in a fashion that is easily understood and connected in everyday life without compromising the Gospel message. Serving a diverse population in employment, age, background and location, the church thoughtfully designs their services for everyone to encounter God. “We are a church for the whole family,” Pastor Wood mentioned. “We are very committed to providing ministry to our children, our teenagers - we are intentional on Sundays that the kids and the family feels welcome.” Greeted with a smile each Sunday, guests are welcomed openly for two casual services filled with insightful words and upbeat music that speak the revelation of God. Their messages place emphasis on working individually and collectively to offer the word of God to the community, to encourage one another to be faithful and fulfill their commitments while radiating love through the practice of compassion, understanding, tolerance and forgiveness. Pastor Wood’s delivery is reflective for the next six days, allowing guests to quietly interpret and engage its meaning. Throughout the week there are groups and activities to participate in to help deepen their understanding. Meeting often in local homes or within the community are Connection Groups, a gathering of people looking for a safe environment to connect with God while sharing the experience with others. There are a variety of Connection Groups available and each is unique, created with a specific purpose and rotate

seasonally to allow maturation and participation in many groups. “We offer groups like fishing or hiking regardless of where you are in faith,” Pastor Woods said. “There is something for you to come be apart of – meet with other adults to talk about scripture, talk about faith, or talk about life because we are all in it.” All sorts of groups are available; for those looking for study-based groups with time-intensive reading and homework can look into joining their Family Circle which is a book club focused on spiritual formation. They offer connections for men and women together and separately to focus on specific topics. Specialty Groups offers programs such as Back to Basics a time to learn gardening, canning, wheat grinding and bread making for men and women. Gone Fishin’ is for men to have a chance to build relationships and devotion while baiting lures. Ladies have the opportunity to develop meaningful friendships through Bridge Women, a time where they can unwind and chat with one another. Although Connection Groups are geared toward adults, the church provides equally involved groups for their children and teens. “We range from nursery all of the way up to fifth grade on Sunday mornings,” said Brian M. Caplinger, Assistant Pastor of Student Ministries. “Each of them has their classes where they are given bits of the word but it’s also fun and interactive.” Early childhood ministry at The Bridge begins with the Nursery; staffed with nurturing and responsible individuals, they provide care for infants to toddlers. Bible lessons are presented to children in their two’s and three’s BRIDGE continued on page 18


Warrenton Lifestyle

graduate.halfpage2a.indd 1

1/23/12 1:46 PM

Be more than a patient. Be a woman. Be you. Fauquier Health OB/GYN

Dr. Lorraine Chun, FACOG

INTRODUCING Dr. Wesley Hodgson

Every woman deserves quality, patient-centered health care. And Fauquier Health’s newest board-certified OB/GYN, Dr. Wesley Hodgson, understands this. In fact, he received patient satisfaction awards during his residency program. And as Dr. Hodgson joins Dr. Lorraine Chun, that experience further enables us to deliver the highest level Call 540-316-5930 of courteous, compassionate and professional to schedule an appointment today. care you deserve. www.fhdoctors.org Fauquier Health OB/GYN • 253 Veterans Drive Suite 210 • Warrenton,VA 20186

February 2012


BRIDGE continued from page 16

in an entertaining program with crafts and songs designed for their age group. Preschool age children are lead into a greater awareness of God, Jesus Christ and the Bible through fun activities and class participation. Bridge Kids program creates an action packed atmosphere with games, songs, puppets, Bible lessons and prayer to teach Godly values for children kindergarten through fifth grade.

word and we like to hear from the students,” Pastor Caplinger describes aspects of Vertical. “We place them in gender and age based groups around their grades and let them speak about what God is doing in their life, what they just heard, how it applies - to really give them the opportunity to feel like they are apart of this, and we are here along side of them to help them anyway we can.”

Ranger Boys and M-Pact Girls are two great programs that offer guidance, discipline, love and acceptance with group activities targeted towards boys and girls. Ranger Boys serves kindergarten through seniors in high school with projects that allow them to harness their assertiveness competitiveness and energy in a positive and rewarding way. They experience campouts, hikes, field events, and pinewood derby competitions. M-Pact Girls leads girls to Jesus Christ through love and acceptance. This club provides support and accountability while helping girls to develop their gifts. M-Pact serves girls beginning at the age of 4 through fifth grade. The girls are guided through relatable stories with biblical principles. Older girls work their way through an achievement program that focuses on the basic Christian doctrine, missions, activities and character development. Both Ranger Boys and M-Pact girls earn colorful and rewarding badges for their successful achievements.

The Bridge Community Church currently meets at The Center for The Arts at Highland School, located at 597 Broadview Avenue. They hold Sunday morning Worship Services at 9:00am and 10:30. The Nursery and Children Church is also available for both services. Each Tuesday at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds Vertical is held from 7:00pmto 8:45pm. Every Thursday from 7:00pm to 8:15pm The Bridge offers Christian boys and girls club at the Fauquier County Fair Grounds. For more information about The Bridge please visit their website at www.bridge4life.com, ‘Like’ them on Facebook or give them a call at (540)341-7409.

Middle and high school students participate in Vertical, a student movement based on making connections. Live music, amusing games, messages that are easy to relate to and sharing create this interactive program. They participate in events throughout the Assemblies of God District and National Fine Arts Festival, Winter Retreat, Potomac Youth Convention and Youth Camp, fundraisers for missions and local and abroad opportunities to minister. “We have live worship, games, we have an opportunity for the 18

Warrenton Lifestyle

would LOVE to help prepare you for the he e Spring season!

Visit our Showroom: 11494 James Madison St. Remington, VA 22734


1-877-506-TREE (8733)

We service & sell a complete line of Arborist Supplies & Power Equipment


We Care...as if you were our own family

From left to right: Kelly Osborne, CPNP, Renee Haynesworth, MD., F.A.A.P., Margaret N. Honeycutt, MD., F.A.A.P. and Candace Simpson, CPNP

CHILD HEALTH ASSOCIATES, LTD Excellent Pediatrics Since 1976

45 N. Hill Dr., Suite 202, Warrenton, VA 20186 l 540-347-0180


February 2012



Governing During the early part of the 20th century, Warrenton town government faced a number of challenges, some which were foreseen and dealt with, others that caught the town unprepared, with serious consequences. By the turn of the century, public health service became an important issue. In 1901, Mayor John R. Spilman and the Town Council voted to purchase an apparatus to be used to fumigate and disinfect houses where the residents had been taken ill with communicable diseases, notably diphtheria. In August, a Board of Health was appointed, and new regulations put into place requiring the removal of dead animals from private property, maintenance of water closets, and prohibition of trash burning in the streets. Health concerns continued into 1903, when the Board of Health provided smallpox vaccinations for everyone in town. Bringing new utility service to Warrenton was also

One of the first public utilities authorized by the Town Council was Albert and T. N. Fletcher’s electric generation plant, built on Franklin Street about 1900. It was later purchased and operated by Martin J. O’Connell.

progressing. Around 1900, local businessmen Albert and T. N. Fletcher established an electrical generating facility along the tracks near the Warrenton Depot. Warrenton soon got its first utility poles, unsightly additions to the streetscape that brought complaints – and action – by the Town Council. In January 1903, the Warrenton Telephone Exchange was organized, with Joseph A. Jeffries as president, J. Brad Beverley, vice president; Edward. S. Turner, secretary; and C.E. Tiffany as treasurer. The new enterprise sought and received permission from the town to hang their lines on existing electrical poles, and operated out of an office on Main Street. In June 1907, the Town Council met with representatives of the Piedmont Telephone Co., who sought a franchise to bring expanded telephone service started by the Warrenton Telephone Exchange. The following November, the Fletchers were given a contract

Part II: A fast-changing town moves into the future


By John Toler

to light the streets of the town with electric lights, replacing the old gaslights. By 1911, 27 electric streetlights had been installed, as well as electric lighting in the Town Hall and Firehouse, and the homes of 50 residential customers. In December 1911, the business was sold the business to Martin J. O’Connell, who renamed it the Warrenton Electric Light and Ice Co. Fire protection was another public safety issue in Warrenton, and in 1908, the Town Council appointed J. W. Jeffries as town fire marshal, and appropriated $200 for the purchase of suits for the volunteer firemen (See Warrenton Lifestyle, December 2010). In addition, Warrenton’s rudimentary public water system was expanded into other areas of the town, and a few fire hydrants installed. While good intentions were there, not enough progress was made in improving Warrenton’s firefighting capabilities before the Great Fire of 1909. On the evening of Nov. 22-23, a fire originating in a stable on present-day Ashby street spread down Ashby, Waterloo and Winchester streets, destroying much of the west end of town (See Warrenton Lifestyle, November 2011). One of the contributing factors was the lack of water pressure in the town’s system, which was gravity-fed from a reservoir in the hills west of town. A long period of drought and a breach in the dam holding the water had not been repaired in time, and

MAYOR THOMAS FRANK Served 1925-1938 February 2012


it was water buckets, raw courage and dynamite that finally saved the town, not fire hoses. Having lost their relatively new Municipal Building and Firehouse in the fire, town operations were shifted back to the building at present-day North Fourth and Main streets. In response to the disaster, Mayor Thomas Thornton and the Town Council passed several ordinances setting up fire lines, in which no new frame structures could be built, and a prohibition of any kind of smoking in public and private barns or livery stables in the town. However, the town was still recovering from the effects of the first fire when a second large fire on Oct. 29, 1910 destroyed the entire block surrounding St. James Episcopal Church. Again, dynamite was used to contain the blaze.

Automobiles bring new issues Another public safety issue emerged at about that time: automobiles were appearing on Warrenton streets, bringing with them noise and confusion. The Town Council reacted, setting speed limits at 12 mph on open stretches, and 8 mph on curves and at intersections. Later, the council passed an WARRENTON continued on page 22


MAYOR P.B. SMITH Served 1943-1947 21

WARRENTON continued on page 20

ordinance requiring automobile engines to be muffled. Violators were fined from $1 to $10 for each offense. With the coming of motorized vehicles, the use of stepping-stones across Warrenton’s unpaved, dirt streets became an issue. For years, the stones were necessary when the streets turned to mud, but they proved to be a real hazard for automobiles. Paving operations ordered by the town started in 1913, first on Main Street, Waterloo Street and Alexandria Pike, using convict labor. Remarkably, the town paid for the “macadamized” streets by collecting tolls from the people who used them. There was a “tollbooth” – usually at the home of a person who lived on the street – at each of the five main roads leading into town. The street was blocked by a pole, which was raised when users, including those on horseback, paid the toll. After hearing complaints from local residents about refuse blowing around in the business district, in July 1912, the Town Council established Warrenton’s first regular trash pickup. Each morning, merchants were required to put their trash in suitable barrels and place

By 1910, automobiles began appearing on Warrenton streets in ever-growing numbers, bringing new opportunities – and problems for town government.

them near the street, in front of their businesses. The town had the barrels picked up, emptied and returned, usually the same day.

Taxes and public improvements In 1912, town tax rates for real estate and personal property in Warrenton were set at 65 cents per $100 valuation, up from the previous rate of 50 cents/$100. Additional revenue was derived from a “capitation tax” of 50 cents for each male resident over the age of 21. Another

In 1913, the Town Council approved the erection of the Barry Fountain in the center of the intersection at Courthouse Square. It was a landmark and popular gathering place until it was removed in 1928. 22

source of revenue was a charge of three cents per head (later raised to five cents) for each head of cattle weighed on the town scales at the Warrenton Depot before being shipped out. The Town Council heard a request in 1913 by the Barry family to place a fountain they would donate on Courthouse Square. After deliberation, it was voted to accept the fountain, which was placed in the middle of the square, across from the Courthouse steps. Completed later that year, the fountain was a favorite gathering place until 1928, when wear-and-tear and damage from passing cars necessitated its removal. In 1915, the Town of Warrenton leased the Fletcher Building on Courthouse Square, erected in 1910 after the Great Fire, for use as its Town Hall. The town retained ownership of the building at present-day North Fourth and Main streets, which was renamed the Municipal Building and Firehouse. Motion pictures were shown at the Town Hall, also known as the “Opera House,” when the town government did not need it. Public health issues moved to the forefront again in 1917, when the town prohibited pigpens in the corporate limits and required residents to repair open sewers and install septic tanks. Privies were still allowed, if made flyWARRENTON continued on page 24 Warrenton Lifestyle

MarshallConsulting 1-2v 0212.pdf

Winter Clearance





2:37 PM


*Up to 60% OFF any in stock merchandise

Sale ends February 18th WAS $1299 $



WAS $1188



375 C









WAS $1188 $



Senior Staff

A Circle of People You Can Trust





WAS $728



WAS $2357 $

*Off MSR Price

WAS $1088 $



• We value relationships • We are committed to exceeding your expectations • We earn your trust with your personal and business financial information SERVICES

Bookkeeping Accounting Services Strategic CEO Services Financial Statements Estate & Trust Tax Prep Tax Planning & Prep Business Consulting Financial Projections Estate Planning Budgeting Analysis And more...

For more information, contact us today:

Lamps, Pictures, Mirrors all reduced!


www.rankinsfurnishings.com February 2012


5 Rock Pointe Lane, Suite 150 Warrenton, VA 20186 540-347-2161 www.mcgllccpa.com 23

WARRENTON continued from page 22

proof and provided “sanitary scavenger pails.” Sadly, even these measures did not spare the town from the influenza epidemic that swept the world in 1918-1919. In Fauquier County, as elsewhere, public buildings and stores were closed for a time and a number of people died during the epidemic.

A new system of government A. O. Weedon was elected mayor in 1915, and by 1920 it had become apparent that management of the town’s affairs by a part-time mayor and town council was becoming increasingly difficult. After considering its options, the Town Council voted to hire a full-time Town Manager. This was not an original idea as the City of Staunton had tried several different arrangements before developing the fulltime “city manager” position in 1908. Robert Ashburner was hired as Staunton’s first “General Manager,” as the position was first known, and it proved to be the answer. It was important that Mr. Ashburner’s duties be clearly spelled out, as was his authority. Heads of city government department and various committees reported directly to him, with the exception of the Finance, Ordinance, School and Auditing committees. Warrenton’s first Town Manager was J. M. Clarkson, who was hired in May 1920 but only stayed for a few months. The job then went to J. W. “Pete” Shirley (1857-1945), who had served as the Town Sergeant since 1887. Already familiar with the town and its operation, Mr. Shirley took over the routine duties, from coordinating public events to purchasing a horse and wagon for “scavenger purposes” – cleaning up after horses Once a church, the building at Main and North Fourth streets served for many years as the Warrenton firehouse and Town Hall. Town left on at hitching rails on Main Street. Under Town Council authority, Mr. Shirley also handled Manager Sidney Shumate had an office in the rear of the building, The Central Business District got a new look when the new post office was built at the corner of present-day Main and North Third streets in 1917.

where he worked at a stand-up desk.

WARRENTON continued on page 26

In the late 1940s, Warrenton got one of its first traffic lights, at the intersection of Waterloo Street and the the-one lane Lee Highway. Law enforcement officers stand beneath the new light, as Tom Frost, far right walks toward camera. Robert E. Lee Restaurant and Mr. Frost’s auto dealership, which opened in 1946, are at right. 24

Warrenton Lifestyle

We Still Offer Completely FREE Checking! • No Minimum Balance

If you

• No Monthly Service Charge


• FREE Return of Check Images

• No Per Check Charge

Free Checking, bank with us!

We Love our Customers! - TFB

• No Transfer Fees Between TFB Accounts BANKING OFFICES

• Unlimited Check Writing • FREE ATM Transactions at TFB ATMs • No TFB Charge for Using Other Institutions’ ATMs*

• FREE TFB MasterCard® CheckCard • $50 Opening Deposit Required • FREE Gift

Old Town Warrenton View Tree–Warrenton New Baltimore Catlett The Plains Bealeton Sudley Road–Manassas Old Town Manassas Bristow Haymarket

Making Your Financial Life Easier

540-347-2700 / Metro: 703-366-1600 / 800-638-3798 / fauquierbank.com * Other institutions may impose a fee for the use of their ATMs. The Fauquier Bank will rebate up to four such fees each statement cycle.

OOO Prrriii Creativity. Quality. Professionalism 1/2 Carat Diamond Solitaire Rings as low as $35/month 1 Carat Diamond Solitaire Rings as low as $125/month

Diamond Stud Earrings from $1oo * credit approval required see store for details.

36 Main Street, Warrenton, VA 20186 (Next to Molly’s Irish Pub)

540-349-4123 www.hartmanjewelers.net

February 2012

Custom Design & Installation of

Professional Plans - Patios & Walkways Decorative & Retaining Walls - Decks Pergolas & Arbors - Accent Lighting Water Features, Ponds & Fountains Beautiful Gardens & Plantings

Landscape LLC


www.promiselandscape.com 25

WARRENTON continued from page 24

Warrenton Depot at the end of the branch line would be discontinued. Although Mayor Wallace N. Tiffany, members of the Town Council and representatives of the Warrenton Retail Merchants Association lobbied hard to keep the service, passenger service to Warrenton was discontinued. Other changes were on the horizon. In August 1941, the Town Council adopted Daylight Savings Time, a statewide mandate that dictated “fast time” to run from Aug. 10 and ran through Sept. 28, 1941.

the implementation of more substantial projects, including the purchase of additional fire-fighting equipment, new street paving, and reviewing and recommending action on building permits. Also during Mr. Shirley’s tenure, the town passed a bond issue – the first of its kind – to build new water and sewer lines in the center of town. After three years, Mr. Shirley resigned to resume his duties as Town Turner Grimsley, shown in his office in the old Town Hall at North Sergeant, and running Fourth and Main streets, served as Warrenton’s Police Chief from 1954Rising to the challenges the county jail. He was 1961. With America’s involvement succeeded by Sidney in World War II, Warrenton The year 1929 also brought the Great Shumate, who served as once again saw many of its young men – Town Manager from 1923 to 1960 – an Depression, followed by a disastrous drought in 1930. However, under Mayor including much of the leadership of the astounding 37 years, under five mayors. Thomas Frank and the Town Council, town – go off to war. Others, including infrastructure improvements in the town the older veterans, stayed home to Growth and citizen involvement continued, including more concrete run the town, or served in the local Many physical changes occurred sidewalks and closing of the town cistern volunteer “home guard” companies (See during the mid-1920s. The Warrenton on Courthouse Square, once located Warrenton Lifestyle, November 2010). Library opened in the present-day John near the site of the John Barton Payne Rationing of foodstuffs and other Barton Payne Building on Courthouse Building. items, “gasless days” when driving was Square in 1924, and the following year, Dealing with changes to the highways discouraged, and the occasional air raid the first Fauquier Hospital, located in leading into Warrenton was a big issue “blackout” of the town were all issues the old Grayson mansion on Waterloo in the 1930s. The town worked with that residents of Warrenton dealt with, Street. The town provided concrete the Virginia Department of Highways usually without complaint. Local citizens sidewalks to serve the new facilities. to re-route U.S. 15 through town, and also supported scrap drives, blood drives, With the sale of the “Opera House” supported the efforts of a local group and medical dressing workrooms. to Dr. M. B. Hiden in 1927, town offices to ensure that the new Lee Highway One big change – with lasting were moved back to the Municipal (the “Old Bypass”) passed close enough consequences – was the arrival of Building on Main Street. The firehouse to Warrenton to provide access to the U.S. Army personnel at the new Vint was located on the ground floor, and business district. Hill Farms Station. While many of upstairs space shared by the fire company A new business organization, the personnel were young, unmarried and town officials. Town Sergeant the Warrenton Retail Merchants officers, others brought their families, Shirley and Town Manager Shumate Association, was formed in May 1941 creating a housing crunch in Warrenton. worked out of small offices in the back with Theodore “Ted” Portnoy, manager The town government and its citizens of the building. of Lerner Bros. Department Store, as reacted positively, supporting the troops After brief use as a recreation center, its president. In the coming years, the with a USO and other off-post places to the former “Opera House,” now the group would work with the town to go, and opening their homes to rent to Hiden Building, was divided into retail promote business growth in Warrenton. military families. space. However, when Dr. Hiden applied After the war, traffic in town and Their first challenge was a month later for a permit to build a gas station on the parking issues increased dramatically. when Southern Railroad announced property, the Town Council rejected the that passenger service to the to the proposal. WARRENTON continued on page 28 26

Warrenton Lifestyle



1-800-990-4828 bankatunion.com ■

“Is it so wrong to love a bank?”

Where We Stand On Real Estate Lending. You may have heard that banks aren’t lending money these days. That’s not the case at Union First Market Bank. Union is more committed than ever to making residential and commercial real estate loans. Call our experienced Warrenton lenders today!

Anne Brower

Tom Gay

Vice President Real Estate Banker 540-349-9675

bankatunion.com Member FDIC

Vice President Real Estate Banker 540-349-3216

37 E. Main St.  Warrenton, VA 20186 / 216 Broadview Ave.  Warrenton, VA 20186 Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine Ad.1 1

8/12/2011 11:36:36 AM

Inventories are low.

Why wait ’til spring? Get started today! I Get Results!





Here when you need us now. Warrenton Urgent Care offers prompt, personal medical services on a wak-in basis, seven days per week.


My 2011 Average is 36 days on the Market.

5/3/10 11:50:08 AM



On-site physician Dr. John Bourgeois, board-certified in Internal Medicine and OB/GYN and Warrenton Urgent Care’s owner, is dedicated to using his nearly 40 years of experience as a practicing physician to provide you immediate, convenient, highquality medical care.

d Dr.

bir Black



297 Equ

estrian R


Call me for a complete market analysis and action plan to get your house UNDER CONTRACT AND SOLD. DAWN ARRUDA Remax/Regency Direct 540-729-6740 Dawn.arruda@remax.net DawnArruda.com DawnArrudaRealtor.com

Scan the QR code to visit the website!

Each RE/MAX office is independently owned and operated.

February 2012

• • • • •

Treatment of common illnesses and injuries On-site X-rays Routine lab tests Minor surgery Drug screenings, physicals, flu shots, workers compensation claims and more.

http://WarrentonUrgentCare.com Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-8pm l Saturday 10am-4pm l Sunday 12pm-5pm 75 West Lee Highway, Warrenton, VA 20186 Phone: 540-351-0662 • Fax: 540-351-0664


WARRENTON continued from page 26

Early in 1946, the Town Council voted to install parking meters in the Central Business District, and later devised a system of marking off parking spaces to provide more of them in town. In the first month in operation, parking meters brought in about $800, as well as helping to control the use of the limited parking spaces. By early 1947, the town started an expanded garbage collection service, as well as building a large incinerator at the bottom of Academy Hill to burn the trash.

Into the 1950s The decade of the 1950s saw continued growth, with the Town Council addressing the growing traffic problems by making parts of Culpeper, Hotel and Court streets one-way, and prohibiting parking on parts of other streets. The council considered placing a traffic light at the intersection of Main and Culpeper streets, but never acted act on the recommendation. In January 1954, Police Chief Luther Cox resigned after being elected Fauquier County Sheriff. Mayor R. H. Marriott and the Town Council approached Town Officer Turner Grimsley, and offered him the job. Chief Grimsley would serve until 1961, when he was succeeded by Hershel B. Jones. The Warrenton skyline was altered forever in 1954-55, with the construction of the town’s 500,000-gallon, 12-story water storage tank. Four sites were originally considered, but North Third Street was finally selected for the $90,000 project. Beautification of the town was peoples’ minds, and on June 3, 1958, the Town Council voted to permit property owners on Main Street to place flower boxes in front of their stores. Other improvements included planting of trees and shrubbery on county-owned property in the town. The end of the 1950s was marked by two significant events: the Fauquier County Bicentennial Celebration on Apr. 30-May 2, 1959, and the annexation of property around Warrenton, which added 1,740 acres to the town limits and doubled the population of the town. Work on the annexation was started in 1958, and the critical survey work done by a local firm, R. M. Bartenstein & Associates, under a contract awarded to Wiley & Wilson of Lynchburg. According to the minutes of the Jan. 22, 1959 Town Council meeting, “Lines may be moved by the engineer, consultant and attorney in order to follow proper property lines, contour of the land, etc.” But adding 2,120 acres to Warrenton’s existing corporate limits (less than 400 acres) and nearly doubling the population from 1,990 to 3,890 residents proved to be a complex project. The new boundaries ultimately took in the Northern Virginia Shopping Center, Fauquier and W. C. Taylor high schools, Highland School, the Fauquier Hospital, the homes and businesses on Warrenton Bypass, and the residential neighborhoods that had been built around Warrenton. Some 28

people were not happy about being included in the new corporate limits – others, about being left out. A three-judge panel reviewed petitions from 18 “new” Warrenton residents who were disappointed that they would not be getting town water and sewer service, but still required to pay town taxes. All of these issues were later resolved, but one fact was beyond dispute: the annexation would form the foundation of the Warrenton of the future. Part III will address the evolution of Warrenton Town Government from the annexation to the present day.

With the 1959-50 Annexation, the corporate limits of Warrenton grew from 200 acres to 2,000 acres, and the population doubled.

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

Warrenton Lifestyle




Spring Camp

Summer Camp After School Programs



608 Blackwell Road • Warrenton, VA 20186 (Behind Sheets) 540-347-7266 • www.warrentontkd.com Our Vision: “To be the premier pediatric practice in Virginia, nurturing the growth and development of its children, ensuring their success as healthy, happy and productive adults in tomorrow’s society”.

New adolescent

waiting room Dennis M. Rustom, M.D., F.A.A.P. for patients Maria E. Juanpere, M.D., M.S., F.A.A.P. 13 & up! Diana Chalmeta, M.D. Wi-fi accessible Joshua A. Jakum, M.D., F.A.A.P. & flat screen TV. Debbie Hayes, NPC Susan Stoltzman, NP Our hours of operation are: Monday - Thursday: 8am-8pm, Friday: 8am-4pm • Saturday Mornings for Urgent Care

(540) 347-9900

20 Rock Pointe Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186 • www.piedmontpediatrics.com






Walker Jones,PC ATTORNEYS AT LAW CARTER HALL 31 Winchester Street Warrenton, VA 20186

Howard P. Walker, Retired - H. Ben Jones Jr., Retired

www.walkerjones.org PH. (540)347.9223 FX. (540)349.1715 Serving Fauquier County Since 1978

Seated (L to R): Robert deT. Lawrence, IV l Julia S. Savage l Powell L. Duggan Standing (L to R): Hanna Lee Rodriguez l Catherine M. Bowers l John Randolph Parks Mark F. Hyson l Allison Crouch Coppage l Susan F. Pierce






Playin’ in the Band

Fauquier Community Band unites generations of musicians. In existence for over a decade, the Fauquier Community Band has grown into a spirited organization filled with dedicated musicians sharing their love of music with Warrenton and greater Fauquier. Fauquier High School Band Director Andrew Paul originally created the band; he wanted to give high school musicians the chance to stay in playing condition while over the summer break. Students practiced their craft weekly and soon adult musicians were encouraged to join to add knowledge and maturity to the group. The mixture 30

in age and skill level quickly proved to be magical, creating a comfortable learning environment that developed lasting friendships and irreplaceable memories. “We are a community organization,” Herb Edwards the current Director of the Fauquier Community Band, explained. “We are all pretty much amateur musicians; we don’t get paid – we do it for the love of playing.” Their membership is strong with over thirty active members ranging from middle school age students to

musicians in their eighties. The sixtyyear age difference produces a unique energy in the group that is unmatched by similarly organized musical groups. The generational difference among participants provides more youthful members with an abundance of guidance while keeping the older members young at heart with liveliness. Age isn’t the only factor that makes this organization remarkable; they accept all musicians at any skill level. “We have all skill levels; it’s not a highBAND Continued on page 32 Warrenton Lifestyle

BUSINESS OWNERS: Tired of seeing MORE fees creep into your monthly statement? Take a look at your recent bank statements

DO YOU SEE… Currency Handling Charges? • Incoming Wire Fees? Analysis Fees? • Transaction Fees?

Stop by one of our full service branch offices today

AND LEAVE THOSE FEES BEHIND! Local, experienced leaders dedicated to helping grow your business. Full Service Branches: Warrenton Marshall Loan Production Office: Culpeper 540-359-7100 www.oakviewbank.com

Say to e y B d Goo Pain Back

A must see!


Gorgeous custom home on 10 picturesque acres. The home shows quality of construction with over 3300 sq. ft. of living space on 2 finished levels with upgrades thru-out. The property offers a pond, paved circular drive, & a huge 60 x 30 garage/workshop with a half bath. $774,900 2011

Gloria J. Beahm, CRS, GRI, SFR, ABR Kristie Beahm Pancione Long & Foster 492 Blackwell Road Warrenton, Va. 20186 540-341-3525 direct line 1-800-523-8846 toll free www.thebeahmteam.com


Gloria.beahm@ longandfoster.com Kristie.pancione@ longandfoster.com

February 2012

Don't let the aches and pains slow you down. Services we provide for a healthier you include chiropractic care, nutrition and rehabilitation therapy.

WINTER SPECIAL $20 OFF First Visit Expires 02/29/12

NEW ION Warrenton Professional Center AT 493 Blackwell Rd., Suite 350 LOC

540-347-5900 • www.fauquierchiropractic.com 31

BAND Continued from page 30

pressure situation where you are going to be like oh my gosh I can’t play this music,” Wendy Martin-Shuma, current Band President and seasoned band member commented. “Everyone is really welcoming; it’s all about having fun and enjoying the music.” Rehearsal is held once a week, every Monday for an hour and a half in the evening at the Warrenton Community Center. Musicians that currently play or haven’t picked up their instrument in years are more than welcome to participate. There are no auditions. The band has two requirements: previous knowledge of an instrument and willingness to enjoy yourself. Each rehearsal is open and those interested in becoming a member are strongly encouraged to drop by to experience the fun. “One of our rules at rehearsal is that you have to laugh a lot

and then we play music,” Edwards joked. The band’s nonexclusive concept truly allows it to be a representation of our community as a whole. Diversity within the band, most notably age and skill, have seamlessly built rare relationships among members. Family relations are easily spotted like a middle-school trumpet player is the son of the tuba player; married couples, a father-daughter duo and more add to the band’s essence. The band’s playful but hard work is centered on their four main seasonal concerts and many appearances they make at local events. Music selections are thoughtfully determined (eight to ten pieces that depend on the difficultly level) and changed each year for each concert to continue to challenge band members while building their song collection. The change in songs also adds variety and enthusiasm to each concert, which leaves the audience curious for more. “For our regular concerts, the four per year, we choose new music for every concert,” Edwards explained. “Occasionally we will repeat a piece if it’s an audience favorite at one time or a band favorite.” 32

Recent concerts have had themes that were instantly an audience pleaser. These themes are easily relatable, exciting and sometimes interactive. The Spring Concert that will be held on Monday, March 19th, is New Orleans/Mardi Gras themed and will be accented with beads. “For the summer concert events, we usually play an established repertoire,” Edwards mentioned. “You know when you are doing the Fourth of July parade its marches, you play what everybody knows.” Their local appearances include the Annual Children’s Festival at C.M. Crockett Park, the Goldvein Jubilee at Monroe Park, the Brandy Station Volunteer Fire Department Parade, Relay for Life for Cancer Awareness, and the Town of Warrenton’s Fourth of July Celebration, Heritage Day and many more. Small ensembles were introduced recently including a Brass Quintet that has been performing at the last few concerts. At the 2011 Christmas Concert, there was a Horn Choir, with six

French horns. The band hopes to incorporate other ensembles like a Flute Choir, but these ensembles depend on which instruments and musicians are available within the band. “These would be offshoots of the band to showcase individual talents,” Martin-Shuma said. Through the passion for music, members of the Fauquier Community Band have built lasting friendships. Regularly members and their families meet for dinner, drinks or coffee and continue to enjoy one another’s company. The band is certainly a living representation of our community. The Fauquier Community Band will play its next concert on Monday, March 19th, at the Warrenton Community Center at 7:00pm. The concert is free and will be followed by a dessert reception. Anyone interested in joining the band is strongly encouraged to drop by rehearsal on Mondays at 7:00pm at the Warrenton Community Center or to contact Rick Crofford with questions at (540)829-7509. For more information please visit the band’s website at http://sites.google.com/site/ fauquiercommunityband. Warrenton Lifestyle

Competition Pool • Leisure Pool • Fitness Room • Water Slide • Therapeutic Spa • Fitness Classes • Bday Parties • Water Aerobics • Childcare • Swim Lessons • Memberships • Day Passes • Multi-Visit Passes • Group Fitness Passes

SPRING aquaTics

Swim, R un

Try WARF Swim Club, a non-competitive, fun swim club for ages 6-12. Improve your swim skills in Swim Lessons, available for all ages and ability levels. Get ready for summer swim teams in Summer Prep and in weekly Stroke & Turn Clinics. Lifeguard, WSI and CPR/AED Recerts for Lifeguard Certification Courses are also available.

, Play... at the W

FEBRUARY membership special

Sign up for an annual membership paid on a monthly credit card payment plan and your $60 processing fee will be waived! With this coupon. Not valid with any other offer or promotion. Limit one discount per customer. Offer expires February 29, 2012.

register now!


(540)349-2520 800 Waterloo Road, Warrenton www.warrentonva.gov (WARF is listed under Parks & Rec tab)

Town of Warrenton Parks & Recreation Department

P. Buckley Moss in Person Saturday, March 31 from 10 am til 4 pm Releasing a new print to complete the “Warrenton Series” of the Mosby House

Dermatology Medical • Surgical • Pediatric • Cosmetic

February Special 20% OFF All MedSpa 360 Laser Procedures

Schedule your

FREE CONSULTATION with our Esthetician, Renaye, to discuss treating unwanted hair on legs, bikini, underarms or back

Get a free $25 gift card when you preorder! For more information please contact us.

framecraft ine frames

ine arts

Old Town Warrenton Like us on Facebook. Find out what’s happening first. 64 Main Street, Warrenton (540) 341-0001 • www.framecraftofva.com February 2012

Be Swim Suit Ready This Summer!


Fauquier County’s Most Experienced Dermatologist!

Nichole Thomas, PA-C 540.347.2020 www.finkelderm.net 360 CHURCH STREET WARRENTON, VA 20186 Gift Certificates Available


IS YOUR RELATIONSHIP “ Women marry men hoping they will change. They don’t. Men marry women hoping they won’t change. They do.”

~Bettin Arndt

The society we live in teaches us to seek love and security through a romantic relationship. There is much focus on falling in love but not much emphasis on how to maintain a stable, lasting, and intimate relationship. “Movies, songs, fragrances etc. are all cashing in on the “love phenomenon.” Everyone wants to fall in love because it can feel like a drug, creating a state of euphoria. We need to remember that this is a temporary state and that the real work of love can be difficult and challenging. It often requires us to dig into our childhoods to uncover and examine some hurts and traumas. Our unresolved issues and hurts from childhood will most likely be played out in our romantic relationships. Yes, we all have unresolved issues from our pasts. The key is to be aware and equipped emotionally on how to deal with this. You may need to look at your past, but don’t pack your bags and go dwell in the past. It’s okay and even important to start talking about your disappointments, frustrations, and your feelings in your relationships. Many people believe it to be a sign of weakness to admit their relationship is less than perfect. Relationships are hard work and we need to be realistic. Asking and seeking help is a sign of strength. Women are more present in the workforce. Today’s woman is insisting that men become more involved in family matters and that they develop a level of sensitivity and responsibility that was unheard of a generation ago. Unfortunately, many men were not raised to be relational human beings. They were raised to be competitors and driven by achievement. Often boys had sensitivity either psychologically or physically stamped out of them. They

grew up and married women who were raised to be accommodating. This is all changing. Actively in the workforce women are coming home to a second job of housework and childcare duties. They are overwhelmed and they are expecting their partners to help out more. For generations women have learned how to be accommodating. As women become more empowered through education and learn to speak up, they are rocking the boat in their relationships. Men are being faced with a decision to change or deal with unhappy partners and unsatisfying relationships. Women are faced with the challenge of expecting and asking more from their partners. Often times this sets up women to feel unfulfilled or to over function in their relationships. Both sexes are often left confused and wounded but their wounds are different. Couples need help in dealing with their conflicts. It really is too much to figure it out on your own. Both men and women are longing to connect but don’t seem to be able to access the tools they need to do so. There is a crisis occurring in relationships and we need to start talking about it. This is an overview of what occurs in many relationships. Your relationship may or may not fall into this category. I would like to see more individuals and families having discussions about how to have emotionally healthy and respectful relationships. Some of the skills which are necessary in an emotionally healthy relationship are:

Michelle Kelley, LCSW, is a licensed counselor with the Fauquier Counseling Center. She has been working with tween and teen girls for over 15 years. The “Girl World” is her area of specialty and she is passionate about helping girls to understand their relationships and to empower them to create healthy relationships in their lives. She has two daughters, one tween and one teen (one Jack Russell Terrier and one Golden Retriever). For more information check out her website: GirlsStandStrong.com


Warrenton Lifestyle

By Michelle Kelley


GULICK, CARSON AND THORPE, P.C. Robin C. Gulick • T. Huntley Thorpe III Karen E. Hedrick

• Clearly and respectfully communicating your feelings and needs • Expecting and receiving respect in return When a child is raised in an environment where these skills are taught and used, they are more likely to recognize and be attracted to individuals who are emotionally healthy. Isn’t that what we want for our children?

I work with girls and women to help empower them in their relationships. Empowerment means recognizing and owning your personal power. My information and suggestions come from a combination of my work as a therapist and my life as a mother, daughter, sister and career woman. I have been married and divorced. My marriage was a wonderful opportunity and experience (this is how I choose to look at it now) and my divorce has been even more enlightening. I enjoy my busy life of raising two daughters, though I am often a bit tired at the end of a day. I recommend the following books for individuals or couples who want to understand more and learn how to create positive changes in their lives. • The New Rules of Marriage: What you Need to Know to Make Love Work by Terrence Real • How Can I Get Through to You? by Terrence Real • The Seven Principles for Making Marriage Work by John Gottman • Facing Love Addiction by Pia Mellody

FAX 540-347-9711

70 MAIN ST., SUITE 52 WARRENTON, VA 20186 2006

In working with couples, I try to bring the focus back to respect. If there is any type of verbal, emotional or physical abuse in a relationship, then the relationship is doomed. My recommendation is to seek professional advice on how to respond to any type of abuse, especially the subtle, emotional abuse which can cause irrevocable damage.

540-347-3022 BEST OF

• Actively listening to and understanding another person’s feelings



What’s The Last Thing On Your Mind When You Come Home To Unwind?


• Professional Team Cleaning • Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly, Special Occasion • Locally Owned & Operated for Over 15 Years • All Supplies & Equipment Furnished • All Personnel Licensed, Bonded, Insured • Consistent Superior Service • Reliable, Trustworthy & Affordable •Customized Cleaning To Fit Your Needs

Free Phone Estimates “We Guarantee Your Satisfaction. It’s about our customer Every Time!” Barbara A. Best, Owner

35 OFF



540-347-2400 Prince William


Your First Cleaning

New customers only. Scheduling regular service. Some restrictions may apply.

25 OFF


Second Cleaning

New customers only. Scheduling regular service. Some restrictions may apply.

www.maidbrigade.com House Cleaning The Way You Want It, Guaranteed!

February 2012


on t n e rr a eW ov L e Why W schi y Tede by Ton

d ears an y 5 2 t s as r the p eds of reason o f e m my ho ered hundr me. Friends n e e b v s o ton ha I have disco lace to call h ommunity n e r r a W t time it is a great p ove for this c t express a h t g ha durin heir l nion, t i p f o o eople t p y k l e m a h t t n l i as al why, tances are as varied n i a u q ents ss and and a e m c e t c a u t s s h eir h muc ave residents and th t i w o g years a rtaining to h ish a few of them. w e f ente publ es e d this a b n a d i d l d n ategori to ou c n w e e We r t e i r r a h t re less hough love W es in t again t ut why they out cash priz ies (those he ad a h b bo e write a ites. We gav sidents), New nder 12). We it so re k or su our fav s (long-time dies (student ’t able to brea ie id sn - Town years) and K ory and I wa ve categ . s e i than fi n w month ere. o s h T i s h e r t h e t u n n tie in with yo two wi m d e e h d t r f a o we aw all four g n i r a sh We are


Warren 36

Warrenton Lifestyle

Why I Love Warrenton

by Jimmy McAvoy

I have lived in Warrenton for my whole life. I am happy to call Warrenton my hometown. I love Warrenton because of all the people who live in it. Everybody is friendly. There are so many ways to help other people in Warrenton and all of these ways have tons of people helping out, like in Relay for Life and the Food Bank. I think it is really nice to know that if something happens that other people will have your back. Whether it’s the gym, walking up in town, going to Carousel, or going out to dinner, I see somebody that I know. Warrenton has

fun activities to do everywhere. You can go to the park, play soccer at Athey or go to a Bluemont concert. You don’t need to go far to go for a hike in the mountains or go to the movies. I think Warrenton is a really pretty town. I like the Old Town Warrenton look. I like the courthouse, the caboose, and all the brick sidewalks and other historic buildings that make up Old Town Warrenton. In some ways nothing has changed between now and when Warrenton was established. Some people might say that a big city is better than a small town. I beg to differ. I love living in the small town of Warrenton.

The Fixed Taste of Bread

nton February 2012

by Carrie Linebaugh

We unpacked our 900th box and sat down on our old front porch, noting the paint chips that stuck to our fingers. The porch was the first thing I zoomed in on when I saw a picture on the realtor’s website. It’s the kind of crooked wooden beauty one thinks of upon hearing the word “porch” and I knew this house was the one for me when I saw the thing in person. The porch alluded to the greatness inside and I loved it. So we sat on the steps, my husband quite tired and me quite pregnant, looking at the house across the street and wondering if we would ever get sick of the view. Standing on our threshold, the pivoted beams of the porch surrounded the view of the neighbor’s house providing a fixed frame to the home’s subtle heartbeat movements. Their white clapboard siding, tiger-striped mahogany wraparound porch and surprising pale blue shutters were pleasant to stare at that day, but we had to keep going. We hopped up, wiped the chips onto the back of our jeans, and prepared to unpack the 901st box.

Taste of Bread continued on page




– by Allison Juarez

I consider myself to be a Townie…actually you could probably call me a vintage Townie since I have been here for 31 years—with no plans of moving any time soon. The truth is our family loves Warrenton so much to leave; Warrenton runs through our veins. As a baby, my parents used to walk around Old Town with me in the Snugli carrier and stop by Rhodes Drugstore for a treat at the soda fountain, or load up their market basket with fruits and veggies at the Farmers’ Market. We explored the shops on Main Street, and as a child I savored the sweet smells of the Cardinal Bakery, sitting on the courthouse steps to see the sights, and “quickly walking” (never running!) around the aisles of the Blue Ridge Hardware store with my brothers. We attended Fireman’s parades to celebrate the 4th of July, entered Halloween costume contests (dressing up as “Dracula’s Wife” won an award in 1988) played soccer at Rady Park, and discovered nature throughout town.

My love for Warrenton has allowed me to carry on that tradition with my own family. My husband and I carried our son around town in the carrier when he was a baby. Now that he is two, he can walk around the brick sidewalks and discover new sights and sounds on his own. He loves the swings at Eva Walker Park, toddling along the walking trail, and visiting the Red Truck Bakery for their signature red truck cookies. He is fascinated with the necklaces on display at Latitudes Fair Trade, joins me to pick up local honey at The Town Duck, or to run in The Scoti for a unique Irish gift. If you haven’t had the chance to venture into Old Town—we really encourage you to go. It’s really a lot of fun and you will come home with smiles and lovely memories to cherish-- and maybe even a cookie or two for the ride home. Allison Juarez is an Earthy Mama who spends her days enjoying family and nature in Old Town Warrenton.

Taste of Bread continued from page After 5 years and 150 loaves of bread, I still love our view. While not a sweeping landscape or flowering field, our Warrenton view snaps me to our neighbor and his warm bread. Within minutes of unpacking those boxes, he appeared on our doorstep with a crusty rosemary loaf, speckled with corn meal and salt. He smiled and laughed a lot and seemed pleased that we were there, which was flattering since he’d gone through plenty of people at our address over his 35 years at his. So my little family sat on the scratched wood floor and inhaled handfuls of fresh bread. I was happy because dinner was now taken care of, my baby girl was happy because she had enough teeth to participate, and my husband was happy because the bread tasted incredible. Fat and happy, I delivered a thankyou-note and continued nesting. But then, the next day, another loaf appeared on the porch table, this time without a personal delivery. We enjoyed the mystery loaf just as much as the first, and congratulated ourselves on choosing the right place to live. Army brats are natural movers. My childhood included a dozen different houses, and while moving was never logistically difficult, I always hated leaving home. The comforting curve of my street, the way I loved my friends’ mothers, the cicada sounds at 6pm, it all vanished when we loaded up the moving

van and started over hundreds of miles away. As I grew up, I knew I wanted a decades-long familiarity with street curves, friends, and insects. I fell in love and married a hilarious, handsome, and smart man who had a pleasantly stationary job as a policeman. The stage was set, we just needed the setting. Warrenton was familiar within 6 minutes of visiting Old Town. Impossible Americana expectations aside, this town breathed a cozy vibe and we couldn’t live anywhere else. We moved in, turned around, and saw our view from the porch. After the 5th mystery loaf, I knew that thank-you-notes were futile. My kids love to spot our neighbor-baker climbing the creaky porch steps like a sneak, open the door and shout, “Hiiiiiiiii Don!!!!” When we catch him, he always laughs, but I think he prefers his giving anonymity. The bread became such a staple that the kids called the plastic toy bread in their play food bin “Don’s bwead.” His bread magically appears when olive-oiled pasta begs its accompaniment or I’m simply out of something to slab peanut butter on. It appears at happy family gatherings and at sad times, like this past month when my brother died. Like his bread, my sweet neighbor is sustaining, wonderful, and welcome anytime. By giving us his homemade food, he assures me I live here and I am not moving. He made me love my view of Warrenton. Thank you, Don. I’m home.

Love Warrenton Continued on page 38

Warrenton Lifestyle

494 Broadview Avenue Warrenton, Virginia 20186

540-347-5400 Full Service Dry Cleaning & Laundry Plant **Same day service available: Mon.-Fri. in by 10 am / **clean by 5 pm Saturday in by 9 am / **clean by 5 pm **Same day service and **clean by does not apply to specialty items or stained items that require additional cleaning time to send them home clean & happy.

I just need some help.

We recycle hangers.

$5.00 OFF every 5 Pieces of Dry Cleaning Present Coupon With Incoming Order.

Serving the Piedmont region for over 14 years

Not valid with any other offer or discount. Not valid on laundry shirts.




February 2012


m a g a z i n e


m a g a z i n e




Voted Best Dry Cleaners

30 Main Street, Suite 234 • Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 341-0212 • (866) 294-4665 Fax (540) 341-8477 www.CleansingWater.com



A Place We Call Home -

by Lisa Larkin

The sun is rising and I am heading out the door on the way to bring my children to school. As I head down Rt. 17 into the town of Warrenton, the rolling hills and cows greet me as they do each morning. I drop off my girls and continue up Waterloo Street. Passing The Red Truck Bakery I reach the crest of the hill and see the familiar scene that is worthy of a postcard picture. Looking down Main Street with the Court House to my right and the sky lit with orange and pink, I see the church steeple in the distance, the quaint shops lining the street and I think to myself what a beautiful little town I live in. I turn left down Blackwell on my way to work where I am a teacher in one of Fauquier County’s public schools and I notice the mountains against the sky. It is a peaceful scene that I am blessed to see each day. I love this little Virginia town of Warrenton that I live in. I remember as a child, I grew up in Maryland and our family would take weekend trips to Skyline Drive. I clearly recall passing through Warrenton and passing the Howard Johnson at the intersection of Rt. 29 and Rt. 211. I never would have imagined that this town would be the place where I would settle with my family to raise my children. I can’t imagine any other place where I would want to see my kids grow up. When my children were little we spent many a day at Rady Park where they would ride bikes or throw rocks into the creek. Some of their good friends to this day were met at the park. We have also been fortunate to have found a wonderful church here in Warrenton. In addition, our children were able to attend St. James Preschool in Warrenton which we could not have been happier with. After our children finished preschool, our experience with the public elementary, middle and high schools here in Warrenton have been stellar. I love the small town atmosphere that can be found here in Warrenton. It is hard to go to the store or into town and not see someone I know. I especially love some of the small town activities that bring joy to the community; such as First Night on New Year’s Eve, the Bluemont Concerts in the summer, and the many different parades down Main Street. I have to say that my favorite parade is the Fourth of July parade. When the children were younger they would decorate their wagons and bikes and enjoy being in the parade. They looked forward to the music and the popsicle or ice cream that they got by the Court House. Now that they are older we enjoy watching the parade and seeing the many decorated bikes and happy faces. This parade is one of the many traditions in Warrenton that brings a sense of community that our family looks forward to each year. A few years ago we lost a good portion of our home to a fire. It was a devastating time for our family. Something my family will never forget is the generosity and love that the community in this town showed to us. We were brought to our knees by support which was given to us by those whom we knew and much from those we did not know. There is so much that I love about this town. The scenic beauty, small town atmosphere, and friends we have made here make it a fun place to live, but what I love the most is the sense of community that can be found here in Warrenton Virginia. It is more than a fun place to live; it is a community in which my family has made life long memories that we call home.


Warrenton Lifestyle

Dunivan Service

Over 20 years of experience

Sales • Service • Installation

• Air Conditioning • Heat Pumps • Gas Conversion • All Makes & Models • Special Air Cleaners • Humidifiers • Licensed & Insured • Residential & Commercial

Family Owned & Operated Deal Directly With Owner We Do The Job Right The First Time Fast, Reliable, Prompt

Winter is here. Don’t be left in the cold. Have your heating system checked. Free estimates on equipment replacements.



540-349-1874 WARRENTON, VA

“We Come Highly Recommended” Very Competitive Rates

Tuesday, February 14


Fresh Arrangements Visit Tina’s Bear Loft 7 Main Street, Warrenton, Virginia

You Enjoy The Fish


Sherrie’s Stuff

We take care of the details • Enhance your Home, Office or Business • Custom Aquarium installations • Marine & Freshwater environments • Professional servicing

and other Folky Things Local jewelry & art • candles baskets • handmade soaps


Open Tuesday-Saturday 11:15AM - 5PM Sundays - Once in a Blue Moon

540-272-7752 aquariums20187@gmail.com Serving Fauquier County homes and businesses for 17 years. February 2012



Voted Best Florist 6 Years in a Row


24 S. Second Street Warrenton, VA 540-359-6314 41

Life & Living It

One of my most fun times at about age ten or eleven was going to the movies. Not sitting at home and watching movies but taking a bus with my father and going to the movie theatre. It was just a few months after the death of my mother. In my father’s words: “When she died, they broke the mold. They don’t make them like that any more.” This trip almost every Sunday afternoon was meant to relieve the two of us from our family tragedy. The theatre was luxurious, highlighted by a central hanging magnificent chandelier and featuring an organ near the stage which was playing as we entered. Uniformed ushers with dim flashlights led us to comfortable seats. The aisle was carpeted and the lobby had the usual candy stand - my favorite was licorice. There was an additional reason for going to the movies, not only for my father and me but on the part of the general populace. In 1930-31 air conditioning had been invented but was not yet available for home use. During the summer theatre marquees advertised in large letters “Air Conditioned” and hordes of people escaped from the oppressive heat in their homes no matter what picture was featured. What was called “the movies” was actually a three hour show costing, if I remember correctly, fifty cents. As the audience light dimmed, stage lights went on preparing for the vaudeville show. Vaudeville, for those generations younger than I, was composed of a series of various acts featuring singers, comedians, dancers, acrobats, etc. Vaudeville was the training ground for such performers as George Burns, Marx Brothers, Jimmy Durante, Eddie Cantor and others who later moved to television. At the time I am describing, television had not yet reached the public and radio was still in its infancy. Upon completion of the vaudeville acts, the curtain slowly rose revealing the movie screen and the world burst upon us through Metrotone News. Movies were the sole method of following the news visually in the days of newspaper and radio. Such news gathering continued without change right up to the start of World War II. silver screen continued on page 44


Warrenton Lifestyle

The Town Duck

From the Perfect Gift to Just the Right Wine...

We have lots of special gifts for your Valentine • Large Virginia Products section • Custom gift baskets Corporate orders welcome

• Bridal Registry • Wide International wine selection • Fresh fish by special order

We are in New York buying for Spring

Stay informed about our upcoming events... Join Our E-Mail List! OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK

100 Main St., Historic Old Town Warrenton

(540) 347-7237

www.townduck.com • info@ townduck.com UPS Shipping and Local Delivery Available

s tati r s o e p pr ort Trans Airport y Ex l Airp e m TiTransportation






be Phoe r o Mike m k for for Mike or Phoebe ol.co AsAsk a

488an@ 6 7 4 sV 540e-l3yExpres 540-347-6488 Tim

ail: Email: TimelyExpressVan@aol.com Em

Landscape & Flower Photography Class Coming in May!


40mm DX Micro-NIKKOR Lens

85mm DX VR Micro-NIKKOR Lens

Captures stunning details at any distance including details practically impossible to detect with the human eye at 1X magnification.

Ideal for extreme close-up and general photography with continous autofocus from infinity to life-size.

Divorce Mediation



All Nikon products include Nikon Inc. USA limited warranty. ©2012 Nikon Inc.


52995 nikonusa.com

Keep informed about upcoming classes by registering for our monthly e newsletter at www.mccamera.com

From Cameras to Printing

Philip Mulford, J.D. Professional Mediator Since 1990

What Attorneys Say... “We have reviewed your proposed Mediation Settlement Agreement and have found it to be extremely well drafted and very thorough on the issues of this case.” – Family Law Attorney, Fairfax, VA

YOUR RETURN DESERVES NOTHING LESS THAN OUR OVER 5 DECADES OF TAX EXPERTISE. H&R Block tax professionals receive more than 84 hours of specialty tax training. In addition, each is required to pass 24 hours of continuing education yearly. And each one of our nearly 100,000 tax pros is backed by the Tax Institute - a leader in tax research.1 Accept nothing short of the well-prepared expertise that H&R Block delivers. Expertise that helps you get everything you deserve. Never settle for less.SM Call or visit us now. hrblock.com l 800-HRBLOCK ©2010 HRB Tax Group, Inc. 1 The Tax Institute at H&R Block is a leading source of tax expertise focused on individual taxpayers and the tax preparation industry. Through its staff of enrolled agents, CPAs and attorneys, The Tax Institute provides unbiased research, analysis and interpretation of federal and state tax laws. If you discover an H&R Block error on your return that entitles you to a smaller tax liability, we’ll refund the tax prep fee for that return. Refund claims must be made during 2010.

Fairfax 703.222.0124 Warrenton 540.341.4615 www.mulfordmediation.com

February 2012



15135 MONTANUS DR. CENTRE AT CULPEPER CULPEPER, VA. 22701 Phone: 540-825-8700


silver screen continued from page 42

often being fairly accurate depictions of well known biographies, e.g. Anna Karenina, Cleopatra, Life of Emile Zola, Story of Louis Pasteur, Young Mr. Lincoln, and Mata Hari.

Following the news there was inevitably a Mickey Mouse cartoon enjoyed by the adults as well as the children. Then, as if that wasn’t enough, the audience would sing songs together. Yes, the audience was part of the show. Words were placed on the screen and as the music played, a bouncing ball from word to word helped to keep the audience members together. We were all friends at that time and needed no Facebook.

There were films, also fairly accurate, of historical events, e.g. Charge of the Light Brigade, Drums Along the Mohawk, Jesse James, and The Good Earth. This was history made alive to school age children. Then there many classic novels translated into film form, e.g. David Copperfield, Hunchback of Notre Dame, The Prince and the Pauper, Little Women, Gulliver’s Travels, and A Tale of Two Cities. Two of Shakespeare’s plays were also presented in the language of our time – A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Romeo and Juliet. And have I mentioned comedy? You have not laughed

Now it was time for the main feature and at this point my generational difference may exhibit itself. I acknowledge at the start that there are some – emphasize “some” – movies these days which are worthy of awards. But even today I remember such gems as Casablanca with Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman, Lost Horizon with Ronald Coleman, Citizen Kane with Orson Welles and Pygmalion with Leslie Howard. My love of ballroom dancing began with my seeing Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in Top Hat. The songs in that film remain popular to this day. I have seen no films in the last two decades which equal All Quiet on the Western Front with Lew Ayres, I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang with Paul Muni, and Little Caesar starring Edward G. Robinson and Douglas Fairbanks. There was a string of horror movies – Dracula with Bela Lugosi, Frankenstein with Boris Karloff, and King Kong with Fay Wray and a huge gorilla – designed to scare the wits out of me. The macho male in me and my buddies identified with Johnny Weissmuller (the Olympic champion) in Tarzan, the Ape Man. The romantic in us swooned over Jean Harlow in Hell’s Angels and Platinum Blonde. Then of course there was sex symbol (the one with the legs) Marlene Dietrich starring in Shanghai Express and Blonde Venus. Little did we know that just a few years later she would be visiting many of us fighting in Nazi Germany. Many movies in that era were of a serious nature, 44

silver screen continued on page 46

Warrenton Lifestyle

We Did It AGAIN... Licensed Since 1984 ReMax Acknowledges

Top 1% Nationwide / Top 20 in Virginia Hall of Fame / 100% / Platinum & Honors Leading the Way in Listings and Sales 100% SUCCESS with SHORT SALES

My T e H elp am H as S US ed Ov er 150 uccessfully 0 With Their Families BE R YOUR Estat e Nee eal ds



IN 2012


47 South Third St Warrenton 540.347.3868 MON -SAT 10-5 christinefox.com

EXPERIENCE DOES MATTERS CALL ROBIN 540-341-8105 robinlaw@mris.com

We Are Successfully Doing Things Different. Outstanding Realtors. Outstanding Results.


Sales & Installation

Free Estimates

February Special

12MM Laminate individual planks hardwood look $2.89 sq. ft. & up Good Through 02/29/12

540-347-8507 254 Broadview Ave.

(Bowling Alley Shopping Center)


www.colvinfloors.com Need Your Carpet Repaired? Call us We Will RepaiR aNd RestRetCh YouR CaRpet. CARPET • HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • VINYL • CERAMIC TILE • AREA RUGS February 2012


silver screen continued from page 44

gradually build up an entire dinner set. Despite the development of Netflix or Blockbuster, movie going as it had been understood throughout the 20th century is a social experience. The theatre is where we meet friends and acquaintances we haven’t seen for some time. While waiting for the performance to start we would look around and chat about one thing or another. When the picture had ended, my father would regularly take me to a Chinese restaurant and again we would meet folks we knew. Movies shared with us the life with which most of us middle class people were unacquainted. We traveled to distant lands. We mingled with those who ordinarily were far above and beyond us. We laughed together. We sighed together. We shuddered together. For a few brief hours, along with our friends in neighboring seats, we knew what it was like to smoke a cigarette with an elegant air as we romanced with a gorgeous woman or sophisticated man in a top flight restaurant. Anything was possible for the price of fifty cents. As we streamed out into the bright sunlight, still basking in our illusions, the misery of the depression was temporarily distant. How sad – at least to the mind of someone born in 1920 – that many 21st century individuals now watch movies while sitting alone at their computer or holding their smart phone, not hearing the sudden roar of laughter of hundreds of people as Fred Allen or Eddie Cantor or Groucho Marx tickle our funnybone.

yourself silly (as we did in those days) unless you have watched the Marx Brothers in their string of nonsensical films – Animal Crackers, Horse Feathers, and Monkey Business. The above movies were in sound but I have a vague memory of my uncle taking me to silent movies. Seated in front of the audience just below the screen, a pianist would improvise melodies to accompany the actions or words that were taking place. These pictures were of course in black and white. Once a film had left the theatres across the nation, it disappeared into the film library in Hollywood and seeing the same picture again was almost unheard of. Many of these films were destroyed and are left only in the memories of people of my age. As the depression continued and money became scarce, making it difficult for even movies to relieve stress, double features became popular to the point where single pictures were rare. Even that was not enough as unemployment increased toward the 25% figure and theatres began to give away a dish or a bowl or a cup or a saucer with each performance. Customers could 46

We human beings are gregarious organisms. We are built to talk, to listen, to sympathize, to empathize – to share our lives with others. The Internet has simultaneously brought the world together and separated each of us as individuals. I mourn those Sunday afternoons when we figuratively, and sometimes literally, looked each other in the eye and touched each other’s hands.

Dr. Iadeluca is a member of the board of directors of Fauquier Domestic Violence Services. He holds a Ph.D. in Lifespan Developmental Psychology and has a practice in Clinical Psychology on Hospital Hill in Warrenton, Virginia.

Warrenton Lifestyle

Animal Care Center & Pet House Suites Dr. Thomas Roehr

and The Animal Care Center Providing care for your pet as you would want for yourself • Same Day Appointments when needed • Doctor performs exam (not assistant) • Next-day lab results in most cases • See same doctor each visit • After-hour consultations for emergencies • House calls for special needs

Ask about February dental discounts Laser therapy for pain and arthritis Boarding, grooming, and day care at Pet House Suites on site Across from Walmart at 657 Falmouth St.



(Excuse our construction mess as we complete our addition)

OPEN HOUSE in Spring 2012

Personally, I think you look great. Letʼs make sure your printing does too. Inspired? Talk with one of our Customer Service Representatives or visit us online at: www.PiedmontPress.com

White Flower Yoga & Wellness White Flower Yoga & Wellness

New:Bamboo Massage

Family owned and operated since 1987.

540.347-4466 www.piedmontpress.com 404 Belle Air Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186 February 2012

New: Hot Stone Massage New:Bamboo Massage

New: Hot Stone Massage

New: Aromatherapy & Raindrop Therapy New: Aromatherapy

& Raindrop Therapy

www.whiteflowerstudio.com www.whiteflowerstudio.com 32 Waterloo St suites 100 & 109 Warrenton VA 540-341-3609

32 Waterloo St suites 100 & 109 Warrenton VA



Call Jon Carr or Stevi Dorsey today to discuss your next large format print project.

Organic Produce & Groceries Quality Organic Vitamins & Herbs Organic Skin, Hair Products & Cosmetics Organic Facials!

of keeping you ahead of the curve with


Exceptional Customer Service and Education

A complete

Organic Deli Carry Out Soups, Sandwiches, Salads, Smoothies & Juices Gluten Free Options!

dedicated to helping you manage your most important asset


Store Hours M - F 9am-6pm Sat 9am-5pm Sun 11am-4pm



5 Diagonal Street Warrenton, VA 20186 (540) 349-4111 www.thenaturalmarketplace.com naturalmarket@aol.com

Hap py Vale ntine Fr s om a


ll of


Fall back in love with your home! Let us help you rethink your homes potential. • Additions • Kitchen and Bath Renovations • Finish your Basement • Add a Deck

• Update Windows and Siding • Add a Garage/Workshop • New Roof and Gutters • New Home Construction

Call for a Free Consultation


www.sheafferconstruction.com Class A Virginia Contractor- Licensed and Insured


us at

Plumb & Hea ing ting


n andy o c & s se Day d of ro Instea Valentine’s ng she will hi sometryday. r e h e e Giv use ev ew throne n y ! A shin all her own - to c


GallopinG GrapE



Always there when you need us

540-347-3013 or 703-376-1755

“Equine and Wine” Western, English, Dressage Saddles & Tack 700 Wines & 100 Beers KEGS & Cigars Accepting Consignments Daily Free Wine & Beer Tastings Every Thursday 5-7

or text whollymobi grape to 368266

Voted best place to buy wine two years in a row! Conveniently across from the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds! 2011

IAL Toto T o Include ilet s a MRC Plumbing material and lallbor $ & Heating LLC 295 00

February 2012


143 East Shirley Avenue, Warrenton



Community Happenings

April 21,2012 Airlie Airfield (just off 605) 2:00pm

Please join our March of Dimes, March For Babies Team at www.marchforbabies.org/team/Families4fauquier. Families in our community are invited to join us. This year the money raised will be used to help fund the new NICU at the Fauquier Hospital. The event is a great way for all family members to get involved, spread awareness and help save babies! Congratulations to Team Families 4 Fauquier for receiving third place in the Fauquier County March of Dimes, March For Babies Walk. The walk took place on April 9th at Airlie Conference Center. The F4F team members raised $2,265!

Little Graces Preschool located in the Plains will be holding an open house and tour on Feb. 7th at 10am. www.gracetheplains.org/littlegraces/ Looking for a preschool for your child? Check out our online Preschool and family Resource Directory at wwww.families4fauquier.com/preschoolfair.html

Become a Charter Member and get involved today! Families 4 Fauquier is your link to family resources in Fauquier County and beyond. F4F is committed to strengthening and enriching the lives of children and families that live right here in our own community. For additional information about joining our membership program, receiving our monthly community newsletter or any of the events listed above please visit our website at www.families4fauquier.com or email us at info@families4fauquier.com. We now offer monthly advertising, website sponsorships and community event sponsors. If your organization has an interest in helping to support our community projects, events and programs please contact us today because together we can make a difference in little ways that can add up big! 50

Warrenton Lifestyle

Our mission is to provide you with the lowest competitive pricing, quality products and exceptional service.

For ALL Your Remodeling Needs Licensed



Our Services include: Kitchens & Bathrooms • Walk-in Tubs • Cabinets & Countertops • Tile & Flooring Windows & Siding • Basements & Decks • Roofing • Electrical Service

86 W. Shirley Avenue • Warrenton, VA 20186

540•351•0600 www.blackwoodkitchenandbath.com

Visit our Showroom, today. Open Monday-Friday, 8 am til 4:30 pm

Any 2 Rooms oR AReAs

10000 ($50 OFF)


Any 5 Rooms oR AReAs



Expires 2/29/12


It’s time to love your body!


for 1 enrollment Plus: First Month FREE!

Expires 2/28/12. Select annual memberships. Not redeemable for cash. Other restrictions may apply.



February 2012

627 Frost Avenue





Fauquier Health Fauquier Hospital Qualifies for Electronic Medical Records Funding Electronic medical records should improve patient safety and simplify communication between physicians and patients. You’ve had a successful stay at the hospital. When you’re ready to be discharged, a smiling nurse hands you a flash drive with a copy of your up-to-date medical records and discharge instructions – including a list of your medications and your new dietary restrictions. A scene from the future? Maybe not. There are more than 100 hospitals and medical centers in Virginia, but Fauquier Hospital in Warrenton is one of a very few that has completed the first phase of the mandatory move to electronic medical records. Nationwide, only about one in 10 has hit the mark. The requirements were signed into law in 2009 as part of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act, and $18 billion was set aside to reimburse medical facilities that could show they were using electronic medical records in a meaningful way. Fauquier Health was reimbursed almost $1.6 million for achieving the Stage 1 goal. Fauquier Health made a significant investment in technology and training to achieve Stage 1; the $1.6 million will help pay for that.

Among the required goals are those that streamline communication and assist with patient education, for instance: • Physicians must use computerized ordering for medications. • There must be checks in place to safeguard against negative drug to drug interactions and to protect patients who have a known allergy. • At the patients’ request, provide them with an electronic copy of their medical records and/or their discharge instructions. • Must be able to exchange medical information electronically with other medical offices or facilities. Donna Staton, Fauquier Health’s Chief Information Officer, said that achieving meaningful use was an organizational initiative for Fauquier Health even before the requirements were finalized in the fall of 2009. Staton says, “Getting everyone trained and comfortable with the new systems and processes has been a huge undertaking. We began with our staff physicians, our hospitalists, and have also been working with physicians in the community.” Doctors in private practice can also be a part of the incentive program if they meet certain criteria.

What does meaningful use mean to patients? Here are a few examples patients may notice as they interact with their doctors and the hospital. • Patient safety should improve, as all those involved with a patient’s care will have access to the same accurate information. • If they like, patients can receive their medical records electronically. Staton says that patients can receive a flash drive with their medical records or discharge instructions upon checkout, including information about their medications or when to see their doctor next • Medications a patient may be taking will be evaluated upon admission, so all those involved in his or her care throughout their stay have current information.

What’s next? As part of the move toward completing Stage 2 requirements, Staton says the hospital is working on a patient portal for the hospital’s website (www.fauquierhealth.org) that will allow patients to access their records, as well as receive targeted health information depending on their condition. Also slated for Stage 2: bar code scanning of medications at the bedside, ensuring that proper medications are given.

A full calendar of events for Fauquier Health can be found at www.fauquierhealth.org 6 52

Harrenton AYMARKET L Lifestyle IFESTYLE W


February Special

Wish you could easily get rid of your varicose veins?

20% OFF Schlerotherapy and Leg Vein Treatments

Now you can with the CoolTouch CTEV Laser Treatment


Board Certified in Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic and Laser Dermatology

Warrenton, VA 540.878.5781

Call to make your appointment today!

• Immediate appointments available • Most procedures insurance covered • Ultrasound evaluation on our leg veins included with consultation appointment



DERMATOLOGY,VEIN & SURGERY CENTER w w w. n o v a d e r m a t o l o g y. c o m


Ashburn, VA 703.858.0500

Board Certified Radiologist Endovenous Specialist

For your Valentine

Ones We Love

Many Styles to choose from.

Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10-6, Sat. 10-5


145 W. Lee Hwy., Next to Sears

Appraisal Clinic coming March 10 Call today to schedule an appointment

Give us a call today and RELAX. Custom Homes & Additions She relax because called She cancan relax because sheshe called Estate Renovations & Restorations Home Sweet Home Improvements, Home Sweet Home Improvements, LLCLLC Whole House Remodels Kitchen & Bath Remodels Give uscall a call today RELAx. Give us a today andand RELAx. Finished Basements

Custom Homes & Additions | Estate Renovations & Restorations Custom Homes & Additions | Estate Renovations & Restorations Whole Remodels | Kitchen & Remodels Bath Remodels | Finished Basements Whole HouseHouse Remodels | Kitchen & Bath | Finished Basements


Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home Home Sweet Home Improvements, LLC Improvements, LLC Improvements, LLC

She can relax because she called Home Sweet Home Improvements, LLC February 2012

Since 1990. Class A General Contractor Since 1990. Class A General Contractor

#NAT-69295-1 #NAT-69295-1

Since 1990. Class A General Contractor Middleburg: 540.687.3757 Warrenton: 540.439.8890 Middleburg: 540.687.3757 Warrenton: 540.439.8890

HomeSweetHomeImprovements.com Middleburg: 540.687.3757 Warrenton: 540.439.8890 HomeSweetHomeImprovements.com



Health & Fitness

Step One To The Kitchen A Lean Body: Makeover By Kim Forsten

It is the new year - the time we all feel the enthusiasm of a fresh start. Most of us have renewed energy to lose weight; unfortunately, for many of us the energy and enthusiasm fades within a few months. To quote the ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu, “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” So too, a weight-loss goal, no matter the size, begins with a series of small steps in the direction of a healthier lifestyle. This article, along with future articles in 2012, will focus on the steps we can take and changes we can make that will lead us to a lean, healthy body. Instead of focusing on the 30 pounds you want to lose, focus instead on the steps needed to support a healthier way of life. Each small step in the direction of healthier eating will empower you to meet your weight-loss goal, resulting in a body that is lean, a mind that is strong and the energy needed to complete your daily activities. Whether we’re focused on our body or our homes, everyone loves a makeover! There is something exciting about change and improvement. This kitchen makeover is not about new cabinets and granite countertops. It’s about improving the functionality of our kitchens to support our weight-loss goals and fuel our bodies to be the best they can be!

Out with the bad Getting a new look starts with taking a good look at the food in your kitchen. Read each label, and determine which food items support your move toward healthy eating. Most of us will find we have food in our kitchen that supports our commitment to a healthier lifestyle. Let this serve as a reminder that you’re already taking steps in the right direction! As you conduct your inventory, you’ll likely discover a number of food items that have little or no nutritional value. So long as these items remain in your kitchen, either you or someone you love will probably eat them. Of course, eating food with little or no nutritional value moves you no closer to your nutritional goals. Go through your pantry, your cabinets, your fridge and your freezer and rid yourself of the foods that have no real nutritional value. Remember: it’s better to dispose of junk than to eat it.

Smarter shopping Now that you’ve inventoried your kitchen to ensure the food you have there supports your move toward a healthier lifestyle, be sure your next trip to the grocery store supports that goal, too. Remember, old habits die hard. Set yourself up for success in the grocery store by creating a grocery list and sticking to it. Your list should include only foods and drinks that coincide with your nutritional goals. Ask yourself, “If the food isn’t good for me and my

family, why buy it in the first place?” If you feel like you can’t refrain from the cookie aisle, consider calling your order in ahead of time or ordering your groceries online. Our local grocery stores provide this service for a nominal fee; this will save you time, can save you money, and help you avoid impulsive purchases. Ridding your kitchen of unhealthy food choices and keeping them out by shopping wisely are important steps toward maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Smarter choices Replace the foods that aren’t helping you reach your goals with foods that do. A good strategy is to write down the typical junk foods you have on a regular basis, and next to each one, select a nutritional replacement. Plan ahead for these substitutions; it’s important that it be something you like and can live with. Making food choices that are more beneficial can sometimes require help. You may need to do a little research or seek the help of a professional.

Beyond food Make your kitchen a fun place to be! There are several simple steps you can take to “build” a kitchen that you’ll enjoy. Among my favorites: Turn on some music! Listening to music while preparing meals and as the background when eating serves to enhance the whole dining experience. Watch TV. Get one for your kitchen, and enjoy your favorite shows while preparing meals for yourself and your family. Have the right equipment. Make sure you have the basic kitchen tools to help you prepare healthy snacks and meals. Keep your kitchen clean and decluttered. Create an environment where you feel good and you’re much more likely to make better food choices. Healthy eaters have healthy homes. People who truly want to improve their lifestyle ensure that their environment supports these goals. Changing your surroundings through these simple kitchen makeover steps is one of the best ways to start your health and fitness journey.

Kim Forsten owns and operates Old Town Athletic Club, Parisi Speed School and Warrenton Pilates. She has been a certified personal trainer, master group fitness trainer, master step instructor and certified nutritionist since 2000. Her specialty certifications include Pilates, senior fitness, pre/post natal exercise, Body Training Systems, and Zumba, to name a few. Kim maintains business affiliations with IDEA, IHRSA, NFBA and served as a Board Member of the Fauquier Hosptial from 2002-2008. Old Town Athletic Club has received “Best Health Club in Warrenton” recognition for six consecutive years, and has been recognized for its outstanding group fitness programming. 54

Warrenton Lifestyle

Custom EstatE Planning

Explore basic Pilates fundamentals and apparatus work.

*Free Pilates Trial Class for Beginners!




E in



















Prompt, reliable service. Reasonable rates Va. Bar 1975


D ve



*Advance registration required. Limited to first-time Warrenton Pilates students only. One trial class per person.

EASY BEING GREEN Energy Audits for Your Home or Small Business



361 Walker Drive, Warrenton, Virginia www.WarrentonPilates.com

Wa l k w a y s

Law Office MichaeL a. Mays Warrenton, Virginia 540-351-0211

R.S.V.P. to: 540-349-2791

Saturdays, February 4, 11, 18 & 25 9:00 a.m. - 9:55 a.m.

s io

Wills, Trusts & Estates

“The Timeless Beauty of Stone” Owner: Michael Foy Tel. #: 540-316-8382 www.shamrockstonescapes.com shamrockstonescapes@comcast.net I.C.P.I. Certified

8595 Green Road Warrenton, VA 20187 540-878-5700 easybeinggreenva.com

Free Estimates

Licensed and Insured


Furry Friends

Proudly serving Warrenton for 6 years Loving Care When You’re Not There Mid-Day Walks & Visits Pet Care Services Special Needs

Kelly Parrish - Owner




Are you tired of repeatedly not reaching your personal goals? Are you stressed out, discouraged, and out of ideas on how to make lasting life changes?

Wellness Coaching CAN help! Reserve your appointments online at www.OTACFitness.com or call 540-349-2791.

Sharon Craddock, Ph.D. Certified Wellness Coach Sessions available for members and non-members.

Moving out of town? Stay in the loop.


Subscription information available online at www.warrentonlifestyle.com or call (540) 347–4466 February 2012



Warrenton Lifestyle

Tippy’s Taco House For over twenty-two years, Warrenton’s very own taco joint has been serving the community zesty Tex-Mex style dishes and overflowing tacos. This comfortable establishment with an easygoing atmosphere is an ideal place to meet-up with friends to watch the game and play pool or sit down and share a meal as a family. Locally owned and operated by the Ron Bochette Family, Tippy’s will undoubtedly settle those cravings for a spicy fiesta. A favorite starter for frequent customers is their signature Queso Dip made with cheese and secret spices. Their Guacamole Dip and Chunky Salsa are made fresh daily and served with a basket of chips. They offer quite a selection of nachos with a variety of toppings including jalapenos, tomatoes, melted cheese, sour cream, guacamole, black beans and chicken. Their Tampico Snack is a great appetizer, which includes one meat taco with guacamole dip, queso dip and two crisp tostados. Plentiful in proportion and full of flavor, Tippy’s Dinners provide an abundance of choices for every guest. The Fiesta Dinner comes with three enchiladas (meat or cheese), four crisp tostados with beans and rice, served with guacamole or queso dip. An owner favorite is the Sante Fe Chicken that has two flour tortillas filled with marinated chicken, smothered in a house-made Santa Fe red sauce with cheese, served with beans and rice. Try the Fajitas Especial created with marinated chicken or steak tossed with sautéed onions, pico de gallo, guacamole, sour cream and accompanied by flour tortillas. Another great choice is the Chipotle Shrimp Burrito made with shrimp, rice,

black beans, cheese, pico de gallo and chipotle sauce all wrapped in a spinach herb tortilla. Not yet listed on the menu, but available by request is their Beef Brisket Tacos are Texan and Owner inspired, filled a 12 hour smoked brisket, sautéed onions, cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, and tomatoes, smothered in a chipotle sauce served with flour tortillas. If you’re looking for a little something extra to add to your meal, check out their massive a la carte menu. Fish Tacos are highly recommended made from Icelandic cod lightly beer-battered with cheese, pico de gallo and chipotle sauce. Their Mexican Pizza is a tasty choice made with two tortillas, cheese, red sauce, beans, meat, jalapenos, black olives and pico de gallo. Other additional items include Chalupas, Taco Salad, and Hard or Soft Tacos. Tippy’s Taco House is located at 147 West Shirley Avenue next to the Warrenton Firehouse. They are open seven days a week serving breakfast burritos, lunch and dinner starting Monday through Thursday 7:00am to 9:00pm, Friday 7:00am to 10:00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 7:00am to 9:00pm. Tippy’s accepts carry-out orders and will have them hot and waiting for you within minutes. They also cater! Visit their website for their full menu and specials at www. tippystaco.com, ‘like’ them on Facebook or pick up the phone and give them a call at (540)349-2330. •••••••••••

Frugal Find: Taco Tuesday! Every Tuesday hard shell meat or bean taco’s are only ninety-nine cents! Come in and check them out.

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. February 2012



Now Brea Serving 7 a.m kfast fro m .-1 0 a.m .

tunes about

town Thursday, February 2 Mojitos and Tapas, The Electeds 7pm

Friday, February 3

McMahon’s Irish Pub, Willem Dicke 9pm Molly’s Irish Pub, Steve and Claire 9pm

Saturday, February 4

McMahon’s Irish Pub, Brian Franke 9pm Molly’s Irish Pub, The Blue James Band 9pm

Thursday, February 9

Mojitos and Tapas, David Davol 7pm

Friday, February 10

McMahon’s Irish Pub, Tommy Gann 9pm Molly’s Irish Pub, Gold Top County Ramblers 9pm

Saturday, February 11

McMahon’s Irish Pub, Pete Baker 9pm Molly’s Irish Pub, Dantez’ Inferno 9pm

Thursday, February 16 Mojitos and Tapas, John Paul 7pm

Friday, February 17

McMahon’s Irish Pub, Jon Fritz 9pm Molly’s Irish Pub, Brother Bill 9pm

Saturday, February 18 McMahon’s Irish Pub, Tommy Rothman9pm Molly’s Irish Pub, Magick Kat 9pm

Sunday, February 19

Mojitos and Tapas, Sue Halloran and Ken Hitchcock 6pm

Thursday, February 23

Mojitos and Tapas, Gary Smallwood 7pm

Friday, February 24

McMahon’s Irish Pub, Tom O’Connor 9pm Molly’s Irish Pub, William Walter 9pm

540 349-2330

147 W. Shirley Ave., Warrenton (Next to Fire Station)


The Best Mexican Food Specialties You’ve Ever Tasted!

FREE DINNER 2 BRISKET TACOS 60/90/ Buy 1 Dinner at Regular Price-Get the 2nd $4.65 Dinner of equal or lesser value FREE Offer Good With This Coupon Through 2/29/12. Limit One Coupon Per Customer or Family. Not Good With Any Other Coupon or Offers. Valid for Dine-In or Carryout. Good For All Dinners On Our Regular Menu Up To $7.00

served with smoked brisket, cheese, cabbage, Pico de Gallo & Chipotle sauce Offer Good With This Coupon Through 2/29/12. Limit One Coupon Per Customer or Family. Not Good With Any Other Coupon or Offers.

Grilled Flatbread Frenzy Grilled flatbread and fresh ingredients. What’s not to love. Chicken Parmesan Chipotle Cranberry Turkey Chicken Pesto

Plus many more!

$5.99 Flatbread Combos

upgrade to a 24 oz smoothie for $2.00 more

Buy One Flatbread Get One Free Expires 02/29/2012

1 20% OFF

$ 00 OFF 24 oz. Expires 02/29/2012


Any Catering Order $50 or more Expires 02/29/2012 Free Delivery

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 7-9, Sat. 8-9, Sun. 9-7 251 W. Lee Hwy., Ste 679, Warrenton


Saturday, February 25

Molly’s Irish Pub, The Elizabeth Lawrence Band 9pm

Happy Valentines Day from

www.facebook.com/ warrentonlifestyle

Friend us on Facebook and check out our ‘On the Town’ tab for more happenings in Warrenton.

Va le Sp ntin ec e ial

e Fre ke ment o Sm blish a Est

Feb. 10-14 Chicken A La Romana New York Strip Tips Soup or Salad Dessert Call for details


79 Main Street - Old Town Warrenton Free WiFi For Customers


Warrenton Lifestyle

A Taste of Warrenton Restaurant Guide

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 and non-advertisers. Please contact us if you 40/0/20/0 81/100/36/38 any information provided is inaccurate. 47/68/85/60 41/24/73/2 /0/0 believe Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar

(540) 341-2044 • 105 W2Lee Hwy tetrad M-Thu: 11am-11pm, F-Sat: 11pm-12am Sun: illustrator color palette 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

Carousel Frozen Treats (540) 351-0004 • 346 Waterloo St. Hours vary. Open early spring to late fall. Soft-serve, milkshakes, and more www.carouselfrozentreats.com



(540) 347-9791 • 256 W Lee Hwy All Chicken products are prepared by hand, as are all the salads and fruit cups. Where else can you get chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner? http://www.chick-fil-a.com/warrenton

(540) 347-0401 7323 Comfort Inn Dr. • 24 hours Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi. www.dennys.com/en

China Jade

Domino’s Pizza

(540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Hwy M - Thu 11:30am - 10pm; Fri 11:30am - 11pm; Sat 12 noon - 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm Authentic Chinese, Thai, Fusion, and Seafood cuisine. Offer lunch buffet everyday. Feature China Jade specialties and Kid’s menu (includes chicken wings and grilled cheese). Casual dress.

China Restaurant (540) 351-0580 • 589 Frost Ave. M - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun 12-10pm Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 minimum and within 5 mile radius). www.chinarestaurantva.com

Claire’s at the Depot (540) 351-1616 • 65 S. Third Street Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tue-Thu 5:30pm - 9pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm - 10pm; Brunch: Sun 10:30am - 2pm Casual yet elegant restaurant offering locally inspired seasonal American cuisine. The service is as first rate as the food. Open for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sundays. Broad wine list and craft beers available. www.clairesrestaurant.com

Cold Stone Creamery (540) 349-0300 • 183 W. Lee Hwy. Sun - Thu Noon - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat Noon - 10pm Offers unique, custom ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family environment. Cakes and ice cream by the pint or gallon can be purchased to bring home. www.coldstonecreamery.com

Country Cookin’ (540) 349-9120 • 623 Frost Ave Sun - Thu - 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat - 7am - 10pm Hearty portions, made-to-order entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, bread, soup, and dessert bar available for $5.59. www.countrycookin.com

(540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Hwy. Sun-Thu 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am-1am Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches. www.dominos.com

El Agave (540) 351-0011 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of delicacies for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Menu has specials for lunch and dinner combinations including fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out. www.el-agave.com

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. Dine-in 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

To update your listing please email: krysta@piedmontpress.com (Krysta Norman)

Five Guy’s Restaurant

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza


(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

(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

(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

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

Fred’s (540) 428-1999 •73 Main Street M - Fri 8am - 3pm; Sat 8am - 2pm Small, one-man operation offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a variety of deli sandwiches, salads, subs, and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.

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

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.

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

KFC/Long John Silver

(540) 428-0044 • 251 W Lee Hwy Deli offering sandwiches, soups, and more. Customers will enjoy a variety of sandwiches and soups.

(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 home-style 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

IHOP Restaurant

LongHorn Steakhouse

Honeybaked Ham Company

(540) 428-1820 • 6445 Lee Hwy M–Sun 6am - 10pm Specializes in breakfast. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken also avail. for lunch and dinner. www.ihop.com

Iron Bridge Wine Co. (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.


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, hand-seasoned steaks, thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress. www.longhornsteakhouse.com

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

Main St. Grill & Mexican Food (540) 351-0550 • 79 Main Street • M 11am - 9pm; Tue - Thu 11am - 9:30pm; •Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm; 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.

60/90/0/0 60/90/0/0 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

Mojitos & Tapas (540) 349-8833 251 W. Lee Hwy #157 M-Thu: 11am-9pm, F-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm The only true Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the state of Virginia. Authentic Cuban staples, Spanish tapas and a wide variety of mojitos. Family owned, smoke-free. Open for lunch and dinner. Known for their signature Cuban sandwich and seafood Paella. Happy Hour, Ladies Nights and Special Events. Full bar. Casual dress. www.mojitosandtapas.com

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

Warrenton Lifestyle

Check out our 4th location in Bealeton 439-7029


Buy 1 Dinner & Get The 2nd40/0/20/0 Dinner 40/0/20/0 47/68/85/60 47/68/85/60 41/24/73/2 41/24/73/2 1/2 Price

81/100/36/38 81/100/36/38

Waterloo Cafe


Crab Ragoon with order over $20.00 with coupon

With Coupon - Expires 2/29/12 one coupon per table

tetrad tetrad 22 Tuesday Lunch Special illustrator illustrator color color palette palette

$4.10 all lunches 11am - 2:30 pm

Gift Certificates Available

251 W Lee Hwy - The Warrenton Center

Shrimp Toasts with order over $20.00

Cantonese Szechuan Hunan Cuisine





with coupon

352 Waterloo Station, Waterloo St.

540-349-8118 or 8119

HOURS Mon-Fri: 10:30-9, Sat 12-9, Sunday: Closed

Panera Bread

Renee’s Gourmet To Go

(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 WiFi. Catering available. ww.panerabread.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 graband-go options available. Soups are the specialty at Renee’s – each day there are two news soups. She-crab soup available every Friday. Catering and business lunches available.

Papa John’s Pizza (540) 349-7172 • 322 W. Lee Hwy Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, and dessert also available. Daily specials and features. www.papajohns.com

Pizza Hut (540) 347-5444 • 95 Broadview Ave Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. Online ordering available. Choose from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, p’zone pizzas, and more. www.pizzahut.com

Pizzarama (540) 349-7171 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée restaurant. Available for pickup and delivery. Offer both hot and toasted and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and calzones also available. www.pizzarama.com

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

February 2012

Ruby Tuesday (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

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 dinein 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

Tippy’s Taco House (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

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

Tropical Smoothie Café (540) 428-1818 • 251 W. Lee Hwy #679 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, take-out, 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


NOW OPEN In Old Town Warrenton!

by Lawrence K. Emerson


Your news and information “public square.”

As the economy has improved, large housing development proposals crept back to the top of local government agendas. Developers recently have proposed some 872 new homes in Fauquier, including 172 on the Arrington farm at Warrenton’s southern gateway. It began here in the 1960s, when metropolitan area paychecks — the result of huge federal government growth, including defense — started to take control of the Fauquier housing market. Commuting became routine . . . then, the norm. Can it continue? George Mason University public policy professor Stephen Fuller recently predicted that Virginia could lose 122,800 jobs because of Department of Defense budget cuts. The commonwealth, by the way, leads the nation in per capita defense spending: $9,000, and federal government spending: $17,000. Thousands of those job losses would come in this region, where the Homeland Security buildup after Sept. 11, 2011, helped fuel explosive growth. Throw in $4-a-gallon gas, predicted to return by Memorial Day, and one must wonder if the “D.C. side of Warrenton” housing market will rebound. Maybe it will. New homes still sprout along Route 29 north of town, and Brookside, near Vint Hill, continues to “deliver” three new homes a week. Still, if it were my job to master the new home market here, I might target a different demographic. I’d focus on retirees. Millions of us “Baby Boomers” will retire or loose our jobs and seek more manageable housing in the next decade. With easy access to excellent health-care, airports, passenger rail service and the Washington region, where children and grandchildren live, Fauquier makes a great location for empty-nesters who seek one-level living without maintenance worries. The Villa as Suffield Meadows, which Fauquier Health developed, provides a great example. Meanwhile, 16,000 or so of our fellow Fauquier citizens fight some of the nation’s worst traffic every day to earn paychecks to make mortgage payments on four-bedroom, two-car-garage homes. Will more join them? Or, will that market shrink? On to the news: • Country Chevrolet has begun a $1.2-million renovation that will replace its showroom and provide a more modern environment for customers. • Across Blackwell Road, a $250,000 project will give the Sheetz convenience store a fresh look, more like a fast-foot restaurant. • After an absence of more than six years, The Bike Stop has returned to Warrenton. Bob Leftwich, who has owned a bicycle sales and repair shop in Culpeper for 28 years, opened a new store in Warrenton Village Center on Dec. 15. • H & C Investors LLC in December purchased the former Napoleon’s Restaurant property at 67 Waterloo St. for $350,000. Horacio Magalhaes and his brother Carlos plan to renovate the vacant 7,700-square-foot building for an Italian restaurant. • Legends Catering recently launched Main Street Weddings, a consulting service to help brides and grooms with a variety of research and decisions. • Piedmont Press & Graphics recently installed a Xerox 770 highspeed digital press. • After 23 years in town, the Blockbuster Video store in Warrenton Village Center will close in February.


“Lou” Emerson edits FauquierNow.com. You may contact him at LKE@FauquierNow.com or (540) 270-1845.

Yarn Shop and Creative Gathering Place ❋ Yarn ❋ Accessories ❋ Crafts ❋ Classes ❋ Inspiration Tuesday through Saturday 10am - 5pm Extended hours on Thursday Open until 8pm 10 South Fifth Street (540) 878-2039

❋ Warrenton, VA 20186 www.redthreadshop.com

Make us your…

Join the Now Community at:

Like us on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/FauquierNow

Updated constantly.


Biz Buzz

Warrenton Lifestyle




Which Result Prefer? WhichWould ResultYou Would You Prefer?


Principle Protected InvestmentPrinciple


$1,689,559 Investment


(after fees)Protected (after fees)


$1,200,000 $1,000,000

S&P Index


(after fees)S&P Index

$842,851(after fees)



The graph shows a Principal Protected Investment substantially outperforming the S&P 500 over the last decade. Why? Because, in a Principal Protected Investment, the principal and interest are never subject to stock market losses. These contracts credit interest based partly on a stock-market index.


As you can see, when the stock market index goes up, a Principal Protected Investment has the potential to increase; hows a Principle Protected Investment substan ally outperforming the S&P 500 over the last Why? butdecade. NEVER EXPERIENCES Protected Investment substantially outperforming the S&P 500 over the last decade. Why? LOSSES a Principle Protected Investment, the principal and interest are never subject to stock market losses. due to the stock market ted Investment, the principal and interest are never subject to stock market losses. index going Principle Protected Investment contracts credit interest based partly on a stock-market index. So you havedown. 2000

2002 2000


2006 2004

2008 2006

2011 20082010 2010


ed contracts credit interest based partly on rate. a stock-market index. So you have deInvestment poten al as well as the protec on of a guaranteed interest Find out how Principal ell as the protection of a guaranteed interest rate. ed interest is lockedL in toatR:year-end and is shielded from future stock market index losses. Protected Investing can ed in at year-end and is shielded from future stock market index losses. Glen Armand, give you financial security, ee from the above chart, when the stock market index goes up, a Principle Protected investment has the Susan Armand, and predictability. but experiences losses due to the stock index Protected going down.investmentgrowth eincrease; chart, when stockno market index goes up,market a Principle has the Lisathe Davis, seriences vola le world markets, an investment that shares stock market index increases, but not their noKelly losses dueyou to need the stock market index goingin down. Potter, Contact us for a FREE Nedneed Armand, in our office, arkets, you an investment that shares in stock market index increases, butconsultation not their w Principle Protected Inves ng can give you the financial security and predictability you want and deserve. Melissa Armand, or over a private lunch or st step right now & by Chris reques ng a FREE Principle Protected Inves ng consulta on in our office, or over a Carter dinner. Investing Armand. can give you the financial security and predictability you want and deserve. hted or dinner. by requesting a FREE Principle Protected Investing consultation in our office, or over a

Call Ned Armand 540-428-2944 / www.presidiogrp.com A local name you cangroup trust, located in Warrenton for over 12 years

P R E S540-347-4470 IDIO www.presidiois.com

Presidio Group, VBT (and iliates) aff currently services over $85 million in client assets.

540-347-4470Awww.presidiois.com local name you can trust, located in Warrenton for over 12 years

T and its agents only recommend investment contracts for which a client or customer has met suitability requirements and equal or greater requirements of the issuer. Suitability is only direct communication with a licensed agent, and no product is offered, represented, warranted or recommended until a consumer has had direct contact with a licensed agent. This is a solicitation to purchase. Clients only serviced in jurisdictions where Presidio Group, VBT is licensed and authorized to conduct business. References to index performance are urced historical data. Past performance does not guarantee future performance; all investments are subject to certain risks. No statement made implies future performance, and hetical, based on public data, anticipated fees and other hypothetical assumptions. Presidio Group, VBT does not offer registered securities nor is it a Broker Dealer.

ocal name you canPresidio trust, located Warrenton for over 12 years Group, in VBT (and affiliates) currently services over $85 million in client assets. up, VBT (and affiliates) currently services over $85 million in client assets.

Presidio Group, VBT and onlyarecommend contracts forhas whichmet a clientsuitability or customer hasrequirements met suitability requirements equal oror greater requirements of the issuer. Suitability only issuer. determined through direct communication end investment contracts forits agents which client investment or customer andandequal greater requirements of isthe Suitability is only with a licensed agent, and no product is offered, represented, warranted or recommended until a consumer has had direct contact with a licensed agent. This is not an offer to sell or a solicitation to purchase. Clients only serviced in jurisdictions where Presidio Group, VBT is licensed and authorized to conduct business. References to index performance are based on censed agent, and no product is offered, represented, warranted or recommended until a consumer has had direct contact with a licensed agent. This is publicly sourced historical data. Past performance does not guarantee future performance; all investments are subject to certain risks. ients only serviced in jurisdictions where Presidio Group, VBT is licensed and authorized to conduct business. References to index performance are No statement made implies future performance, and examples are hypothetical assumptions. Presidio Group, VBT does not offer registered securities nor is it a Broker Dealer. rformance does not guarantee future performance; all investments are subject to certain risks. No statement made implies future performance, and anticipated fees and other hypothetical assumptions. Presidio Group, VBT does not offer registered securities nor is it a Broker Dealer.

A division of Piedmont Press & Graphics 404 Belle Air Lane • Warrenton, Virginia 20186 540-347-4466 • www.warrentonlifestyle.com


Fauq Health Dr Jakum HLM 1-2 1211.pdf



2:12 PM

— A Story of Ambition and Recovery —









Dr. Jakum. Patient Jakum. Coach Jakum. When Dr. Josh Jakum tore his ACL during a soccer game, his first thought was, “How am I going to coach my sons’ lacrosse team?” With only a few short months until the season, he set out to find the best orthopedic care. So, he teamed up with orthopedic surgeon Dr. Robert Smith, who previously served with the Baltimore Ravens. The two agreed to a bone-tendon-bone graft surgery. And then came the rehab. Three days a week Dr. Jakum worked to regain his strength and mobility. But on March 12th, he didn’t show up for his therapy. Because he was on the field, putting the Talons lacrosse team through their very first drills.