Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine February 2013

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February 2013

The Fifth Street Coalition

Fauquier Volunteer Firefighters | Community Response to Mental Health


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Stepping It Up On Valentine’s Day 2013 Joe asked his friend, Matt, what he had bought his wife for Valentine’s Day. Said Matt, a bit of a chauvinist, ‘I bought her a belt and a bag.’

get a new couch it will go a long way. How about adding a framed photo of the two of you from a special time to the walls?

‘That was very thoughtful of you,’ Joe added. ‘I hope she appreciates the thought.’

Make your own Valentine’s Day card if you are daring enough. At least the words will be your own, heartfelt thoughts even if they aren’t perfect. Here’s another alternative: create a card with a photo of the two of you on the front and lyrics from one of your favorite songs inside that reflects how you feel about your relationship.

Matt smiled and replied, ‘So do I, and hopefully the vacuum cleaner will work better now.’ Needless to say, Matt slept on the couch the week following Valentine’s Day. Gentlemen, don’t be Matt this year. Sometimes it is very difficult coming up with the right surprise for your wife or girlfriend, especially on Valentine’s Day. There is the unspoken competitive pressure. But 2013 is going to be your lucky Valentine’s Day with the help of some area friends. I asked several guys that have successful, long relationships with their women what they could offer as advice to others that want to do something special this Valentine’s Day. Here’s what I got from them: The majority of men probably don’t make Valentine’s Day arrangements far in advance. Making plans is a sign of your devotion. To be a rock star, have a game plan. That includes getting a babysitter. Don’t have one? Ask one of her friends to help. Make it a dress up date, even if you are going to a budget restaurant. No jeans. Potted plants like orchids will last longer than traditional flower arrangements. What’s her favorite color? And while you can’t go wrong with long stem roses, ask a florist to make your arrangement unique. Fix up the room in the house that you both like to hang out in. Paint, upgrade floors, or

If you go out, take the time to have a conversation about things that aren’t “important” like kids, work, and finances. What are her interests and hobbies? Make the conversation about what she loves. Listen. Attentively. Try recreating your first date. That might be funny for many of us but the thought will help show your gal that your relationship has mattered from the beginning. You might want to skip the part of the polyester print shirt unless you are going back to the skating rink for the date from 1979. Take her on a hike and go prepared. There are lots of easy hikes in the nearby area. Make a day out of it. We’ve gone out to breakfast, hiked a place like Bull Run Mountain, and then went for pizza afterwards. It makes for a perfect day and still leaves the evening options open. Take a massage class. I know the hospital offers one for couples and there are probably other places. Or, go for his and her massages with a local pair of masseuses. Can’t afford a trip out of town? Rent a room at an area hotel, go to a restaurant you haven’t been to, and visit a tourist site you haven’t done in the area.

Cook for her. My friend Patrick says, “If you can read a recipe, you can cook.” It doesn’t have to be fancy. She’ll appreciate the effort. And don’t forget to clean up afterwards. On a similar note, consider creating a picnic in the living room of your home. Move the furniture out of the way, lay down a blanket, light a fire if you have a fireplace or stove, and turn on some background music. As an alternative, take your picnic to one of the area wineries. It’s a sure winner. Now I’ve done it. The bar may now be a bit higher than I wanted but, gentlemen, we can do this! For me, we’ll celebrate sooner than most because, ironically, I’ll be gone this Valentine’s Day. My nephew, Todd, is a candidate officer at the Navy OCS in Newport, Rhode Island and will be graduating the next day. I think Holly’s going to let me slide for not being home this once. Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Enriching Lives while Saving Them Fauquier County Volunteer Firefighters and EMT’s by Shirley Allen

Company 3, Marshall Volunteer Fire Department Courtesy of Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management

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“Volunteers, a precious resource we cannot afford to lose.” - Denise Penn 6

“Fauquier County needs Volunteer Firefighters and EMTs” is a phrase you may be seeing and hearing more and more around the County. These signs, posters and ads are part of a recruitment campaign to encourage citizens to become much needed volunteer firefighters and EMTs throughout Fauquier County. While protecting and preserving our beautiful county and its residents, our volunteer fire and rescue companies, collectively called the Fauquier Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association, and career staff, the Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Management, are responsible for fire, paramedic emergency medical services, rescue, hazard mitigation and emergency management. Volunteer recruitment and retention efforts are necessary to reduce emergency response times and to minimize the number of firefighters and EMTs to be hired which therefore decreases taxpayer dollars towards Fire and Rescue. Years ago, volunteering at a fire station was a way of life for many citizens. It was a lifestyle that got passed down from one generation to the next. It was public service, developing inner strength, an adrenaline rush, camaraderie and another family that you could depend upon. Times have changed and there has been a major decline in volunteerism. This is not because people do not want to spend the time in their communities but for other reasons such as longer commutes, lack of child care due to both parents working or single parenting, no extra money for gas to get to the fire stations, or being too busy with their own or their children’s activities. The Fauquier County’s Fire and Rescue System has received state and federal grants which are being applied towards enhancing the volunteer recruitment and retention effort. This includes increasing awareness in the communities about the County’s shortage of volunteer firefighters and EMTs and increasing participation by the communities in the volunteer recruitment and retention effort. These volunteers are here to help Fauquier County’s citizens in even their worst times of need and they are NOT getting paid. They are using their free time to protect the community instead of pursuing other interests or spending additional time with their families and friends. One day they may even save your life or the life of a loved one! volunteer fire continued on page 8 Warrenton Lifestyle

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“In every community there is work to be done. In every nation there are wounds to heal. In every heart there is the power to do it.” - Marianne Williamson 8

Many businesses, churches, and other organizations throughout the county have graciously allowed Fauquier County’s Fire and Rescue System to display recruitment posters in their windows and inside their facilities. Some stores even offer discounts to volunteers. Other businesses have allowed recruiting on location. The Town of Warrenton has offered the use of their digital road sign to advertise the County’s need. Magazines and newspapers have provided discounted or free advertising. The communities’ efforts are starting to show results and Fauquier County’s Fire and Rescue System will be grateful for additional advertising which the citizens and businesses can provide. There are many success stories that have come from volunteering in the County’s Fire and Rescue System. One of the current Battalion Fire Chiefs started as a volunteer at the age 14. He was mentored by some of the best leaders during his impressionable days of high school. This leadership helped distract him from normal adolescent mischief. Upon graduating high school, he spent four years serving our country in the United States Marine Corps, while still coming home to volunteer when he could. Fauquier County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management’s administration noticed his dedication to service and offered him a full time job where he has worked for the last 13 years. There are similar stories like this one throughout our system. Many of the career staff members began volunteering and eventually got hired by the Department of Fire and Rescue and Emergency Management, the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office, or other surrounding fire and EMS departments. Many of them have not forgotten where they got their start and have continued to volunteer. Times may have changed but volunteering as a firefighter or EMT still has many benefits. Personal benefits include the satisfaction of helping others and making a difference. Volunteers develop skills and relationships that last a lifetime. Many volunteers would even refer to their peers as a second family.

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The Problem That Has No Name by Michelle Kelley, LCSW

It is invisible. It is intangible. It has no name. It is a problem when: • A woman’s confidence is undermined or missing. • A woman receives mixed messages about her identity. • A woman has denied her own intuition for so long that she no longer recognizes it. • A woman does not have appropriate boundaries in her relationships. The phrase “the problem that has no name” was coined by Betty Friedan, U.S. feminist. She was referring to the fact that women were being kept from growing into their full potential during a time when women were primarily homemakers. Ms. Friedan wrote about a strange stirring in women, a sense of dissatisfaction, and a yearning for something more. Her book, The Feminine Mystique (1963) discussed the problem with no name. This strange stirring was connected to a woman being gender stereotyped and feeling her only option was to be a housewife and homemaker. Today women certainly have more options and choices but nevertheless the strange stirring remains. Since the early 1960s gender roles have changed significantly for women. Even though women comprise at least 50% of the work force—they are still faced with the weight of caring for the family’s emotional and physical needs. 12

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having enough sex. Some believe that perhaps the cure is just more—more sex, more money, more mediation, etc. This stirring in women is directly connected to: • A lack of confidence • Feeling disempowered • Feeling invisible • Damaged self-image The woman experiencing this “stirring” is quietly screaming in her relationships. She yearns to be emotionally strong. She craves boundaries in her relationships in a world that believes women really shouldn’t have or need boundaries.

“Claiming your voice is a key component to your happier, healthier future.”

Women are desperately seeking understanding and validation. • Where can they turn? • Who do they talk to? • Who will understand? • Does anyone really care? As a counselor I have seen many women who have tried unsuccessfully to deny or silence their voice. Some end up in counseling. Some end up divorced. Some end up staying in dysfunctional or abusive relationships. Some hurt quietly. Others hurt loudly.

of proportion. Deep down inside a woman knows that this is wrong and that his behavior is hurtful and that his ability to deny is confusing at the very least. Over time if a woman denies her voice or someone else denies it for her— her voice will cease to exist. This is the problem that has no name. How do you solve a problem that has no name? The possible solutions include:

A woman’s voice is directly connected to her intuition—her gut feelings.

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For many women this intuition has been stamped out of existence. A woman knows when she has been mistreated on any level. For example, a woman is told by her husband that his inappropriate texting/email relationship with a particular female is nothing to worry about and she is obviously blowing the situation out

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critical journey that women need to take. Claiming your voice is a key component to your happier, healthier future. I can trace the roots of my passion and the creation of my voice back to my grandmothers. Now I use my voice to serve as a role model and teach girls and women how to use theirs. Perhaps 2013 will be the year that women start making necessary gains in finding and claiming their voices. If not—then women will continue to live unhappily with a serious problem that has no name. Suggested Readings: • A Woman’s Worth by Marianne Williamson • Empowering Women: Every Woman’s Guide to Successful Living by Louise Hay

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Fauquier Health Newborns Can Stay Close to Home with Nursery’s New Designation New parents who deliver at Fauquier Hospital in 2013 have something new to celebrate. In late December, Fauquier Hospital was approved as an intermediate care nursery by Virginia’s Department of Health. The designation means that Fauquier Hospital’s Family Birthing Center is able to provide a higher level of care for babies who are born prematurely or with health issues. It also means that instead of sending ill newborns to another facility, far away from their families, babies can often remain at Fauquier Hospital and receive the care they need. With the nursery’s medical director, four neonatal nurse practitioners (who have a total of 55 years of experience) together provide 24/7 oversight for any newborns requiring special care. Additional bedside nurses provide the minute-to-minute care and monitoring. Neonatal nurse practitioner Helena Brady said, “The monitoring is so important. We have the state-of-the-art technology to register babies’ cardiac and respiratory health. And our nurses, because they are responsible for only one to three babies at a time, are able to notice even the most subtle changes immediately. Our nurses, I would say, catch 95 percent of medical issues first.” Fauquier Hospital has a cooperative arrangement with the University of Virginia Medical Center, which operates a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. UVA physicians are consulted in any cases involving premature newborns or those with any kind of medical issues. Instead of automatically being transferred to UVA, many babies are cleared to stay at Fauquier, under the watchful eyes of the unit’s medical director, pediatrician Maria Juanpere, MD, the NPs, and the bedside nurses. A healthy baby born at 35 weeks, for instance, may be able to stay in Fauquier’s nursery for an extra week to gain some weight, rather than having 16

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to travel to UVA. Other issues that can keep a newborn in the nursery include respiratory issues or an infection acquired during pregnancy. Fauquier Hospital expanded its relationship with UVA as preparations were being made to go from a general nursery to an intermediate nursery. Dr. Juanpere said, “The physicians at UVA have always been a great resource for our unit, and have been very supportive of our growth.” OB/GYN Thomas Myers, MD, says he is delighted with the new designation and what it means for his

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Being in business for oneself is a daunting challenge, but recently a group of business people calling themselves “The 5th Street Coalition” has come upon the scene in Old Town Warrenton, and the aim is to co-promote each other’s business. “It’s an idea,” said Pablo Teodoro, owner of the Great Harvest Bread Company at the corner of 5th and Main. “There’s no organization in the sense that somebody’s president and somebody’s chairman, no bylaws, no dues. This started about a year or so ago, with the idea that there are complementary businesses right here. We had a similar potential demographic, and one of the times when we were sitting and talking, the name ‘The 5th Street Coalition’ came up.” Teodoro said that the first businesses included his bakery as well as Kelly Ann’s Quilting, the Red Thread Shop and Latitudes. Now the number is up to nine retail businesses, and the coalition has spread all the way up to 4th Street. It may go farther soon. “We’re all the way down to the old Blue Ridge Hardware building now,” said Kelly Ann Richardson, owner of Kelly Ann’s Quilting. “We’re hopeful that it eventually involves the entire Old Town, and not just our 5th Street Coalition.”

Synergy and cooperation Teodoro and Richardson said that they appreciated what Old Town offered when they decided to go into business there. “Places like Reston and Fairfax and others, they’re all building town centers, but they’re facades,” Teodoro explained. “They have no history, but that seems to be what people want. In Old Town Warrenton, we are our own town center. There’s not only an opportunity right now for Old Town Warrenton to be a genuine town center, it seems to be happening. So we’re either riding that wave or we’re pushing that wave, I’m not really sure which. Maybe a little bit of both.” During the holidays, the coalition featured a joint effort to promote all the businesses. “We did some cooperative advertising and split the costs,” Richardson said. “The ads said, ‘The Shops at 5th and Main,’ and each of us had an open house. Great Harvest had free coffee and a gift, I had a table of homemade treats and a discount, the Town Duck had a wine tasting.” “It put us in the position of drawing in people that we otherwise might not draw in, and it motivated us to do something different,” Teodoro said.

“We’re hopeful that it eventually involves the entire Old Town, and not just our 5th Street Coalition.” -Kelly Ann Richardson, owner of Kelly Ann’s Quilting. fifth street continued on page 20 18

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“I have a lot of weekend people come out from Northern Virginia, and they did,” Richardson continued. “They came here first, then walked to all the shops in Old Town, came back here for their last treat, and they were loaded down with bags. It was a very successful promotion.” Good vibes aside for the moment, the duo said that they confront what they consider a serious problem every day … the lack of recognition that Old Town Warrenton is a viable business destination. “I’ll be standing in line in a big box store on the strip,” Teodoro stated, “and I’ve gotten over my reluctance to turn around and say to a stranger, ‘Hey, have you been to that great bakery in Old Town?’ and if they say, ‘No,’ I’ll say, ‘Where do you live?’ ‘Five minutes from here.’ ‘Do you get into Old Town much?’ ‘The Spring Festival.’ So what I find is that of the 25,000 people in Warrenton, I would venture to say that a small percentage come into Old Town on a regular basis, maybe 10-15 percent, so we’ve got a little problem. There’s a small population, and there is a small percentage that shop on Main Street and keep our businesses alive, so what we want to do is create enough vitality here that we increase that number.” Kim Entrican created a social, interactive and unique boutique for creative minds. Tagaloo offers a variety of classes, camps, events and parties for adults and children.

“Almost eight years I’ve been here,” Richardson added, “and people come in and ask, ‘How long have you been here?’ and I tell them, and they go, ‘Wow.’ ‘Where do you live?’ And they say, ‘Warrenton Lakes’ or ‘Old Gold Cup.’ We are this hidden gem.” The coalition businesses discovered that there are benefits to working together.

The Fifth Street Coalition posted at their marker. The FSC works collectively to promote their businesses. Their goal is to make Old Town a destination spot for guests and a regular hang out for locals. 20

“If I’m doing a promotion, I can go across to Pablo and say, ‘I’m going to be doing this deal, and I need to order 20 sandwiches, what can you do for me?’” Richardson said. We work together. We do what’s called a ‘Make and Take,’ which means that you come in here, spend two hours making something, and then you take it home. But the participants also spend two hours across the street at the Red Thread. Not long ago, we had two groups going, one over there and one over here. We work for Warrenton Lifestyle

two hours, break for lunch, pick up our sandwiches from Pablo’s, and then everybody switches. We want Old Town Warrenton … not just the 5th Street area … to be a whole day of fun.” Richardson said that quilting – which she says is a $3.8 billion a year industry nationwide – attracts numerous people to her shop.


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“We had seven buses come through at the end of November,” she stated. “In 10 days, we had 832 people walk through my door. They were from Northern Virginia, Maryland, West Virginia, Pennsylvania … some of the people were from North Carolina, Rhode Island, New York. And they had been to other shops in the area. It’s called a ‘Shop Hop.’ So, in this area, that’s what we’re trying to do. You come and shop here, you go across the street and shop there, and everybody benefits.” The benefits for another business were considerable. “During her bus tour, we did bang up business,” Teodoro said. “It was fantastic. So what would have been a normal, maybe ever a slow 10 days, turned out to be great.”

Good ideas Teodoro said that the opportunity to bounce ideas off other business people is a great advantage to being a member of the coalition. “If I am alone, trying to run my business, I’m going to be limited in the number of ideas I come up with or the opportunities I have. I’ll probably do the same thing I did before, if it worked,” he said. “On the other hand, if we exchange ideas with other people, I just have a better chance of getting something new.

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“When you get a group of people that are highly motivated together, you’re also going to get volunteers, so it isn’t one of us doing all the heavy lifting, which is a good thing,” he added. “And it’s one of the reasons where a real organization is not in our future because we never want to get it to the point where somebody’s relying on somebody else to do the work.” Richardson said that one of the benefits of the coalition was the opportunity to share more than ideas. From just such an experience came the decision to be open on Sundays. “This is how we do it. I go over across the street and ask, ‘So, how are Sundays doing for you?’ ‘Oh, really good.’ So that prompted me to be open. I’ve already hired somebody to work Sundays for me.” “When you’re in a group and you trust each other, you’re willing to share numbers,” Teodoro said. “So when I got to see some numbers, I thought, ‘Well, that’s way better than I thought it would be,’ and I knew at that point that being open on Sundays was just a matter of time for me.”

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“It’s likely that the average citizen in Warrenton has no idea that there are upwards of 12 businesses, 15 businesses that are open on Sundays now in Old Town,” Richardson added. “When we first moved in two-and-a-half years ago, it was deserted on Sundays.” Being a single proprietor – as many businesses in Old Town Warrenton are – can be a lonesome experience. The 5th Street Coalition is striving to make that life a little easier … and more profitable. “The 5th Street Coalition is really about this growing momentum and energy and vitality that we’ve got down at this end of town,” Richardson explained. “We look out for each other. If there’s any kind of opportunity, you’ll see one of us running down to another, pulling open the door and saying, ‘This is going on, what are you going to do?’”

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“We just thought that businesses should support each other,” Teodoro stated. “I genuinely care about Kelly Ann’s business. I want her to succeed. I need her to succeed in a way because the better she does, the better I’m going to do. It’s just a fact. If she has more customers walking into her store, they’re potentially going to come over and shop at the bakery. In fact, what really happens is that she sends them over to the bakery, so when we have customers come into the bakery, we do the same thing. We do talk about businesses right here, as in, ‘Make sure you shop here. Have you been over to Kelly Ann’s? Have you been to the Red Thread?’ And people do. You tell them that, and they say, ‘Okay,’ and they go, and they shop. And dollars to come into Warrenton and stay here, dollars from the outside.” Both said that it’s not all about the Benjamins, however. “We go to the Black Bear Bistro almost every Saturday night when I close the store,” Richardson said, “and when I walk in, Jeremy, the night manager looks at me, and nods his head, and I know that within five minutes, I’m going to have the drink that I normally get. That’s what Old Town Warrenton is all about.”

Great Harvest Bakery, owned by Pablo Teodoro and his wife, offers Warrenton delicious sweet treats, fresh breads and spreads.

“I happen to know that Kelly and the other merchants that comprise the 5th Street Coalition chose to be here because of the relationships that we have here, the sense of small town,” Teodoro added. “I chose to put my bakery here in Old Town, and I knew that I was limiting my business, but I wanted to be here because I loved the town, and I saw the potential that it had. The small-town, Main Street feeling that we have when we come to work every day. None of us walks down Main Street every day, thinking, ‘Profit, profit, profit.’ We think, ‘Hey, Kelly! Hey Janet! Hey, George!’ Meeting people on the street, enjoying the life that we have in Old Town. You feel like you’re a movie star. You walk into a restaurant or a store, and everybody knows you. It’s a great feeling.”

George Rowand is a freelance writer living in Orlean.


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From Captor to Prisoner

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One aspect of the American Civil War that is often overlooked is the capture and treatment of prisoners-of-war. Outside of the historical community, few are aware that prisoner exchanges between Union and Confederate forces ended in May 1863, when Union General-in-Chief H.W. Halleck issued an order suspending all paroles for Confederate officers.

First blood at Fairfax Court House Before the Civil War, Ben Merchant was in the mercantile business in Dumfries with his father, William Charles Merchant (1808-1892). As war clouds gathered, he enlisted in a local volunteer military unit.

On April 23, 1861, his unit was ordered into service by Virginia Gov. John Letcher, becoming Co. A, 4th Virginia As a result, prisoner-of-war camps on both sides became Cavalry, also known as “The Prince William Cavalry.” Mr. long-term holding pens, with the predictable results of Merchant was appointed 2nd Sergeant of his unit. Co. H, 4th overcrowding, privation and abuse. Virginia Cavalry, Warrenton’s “Black Horse Cavalry,” was Lt. Benjamin Dyer Merchant, CSA (1838-1913) was the great- also part of this regiment. great-grandfather of Benjamin P. Merchant of Warrenton, Their first engagement with Union forces occurred on June who along with his brother, W. Fewell Merchant of Orlean, 1, 1861 at Fairfax Court House. The Confederates won the and their late father, The Plains businessman and pharmacist battle, but Capt. John Quincy Marr (1825-1861), commander W. F. “Toby” Merchant, have studied the life of their of the Warrenton Rifles was killed, the first Confederate distinguished ancestor. officer to die in the war. But during the battle, there would be another first, directly involving Sgt. Merchant. Lt. Merchant served from May 1860 until June 12, 1865, when he was paroled – months after the war was over. He As written in Ken Stiles’ Fourth Virginia Cavalry: fought in many battles, but it was what happened in the very beginning of the war, and how he spent the final 16 months of “On May 31, Capt. W.W. Thornton’s troop (Co. A) of 60 men the conflict as one of the “Immortal Six Hundred,” that make was at Fairfax Court House. The horses were in the hotel’s stables while the men slept in a nearby church. About 3 a.m. his story so compelling. on June 1, the 2nd U.S. Cavalry charged up Little Falls Church Dramatic rendering of the fighting at Fairfax Court House on June 1, Road. It was very dark when the enemy struck. 1861 conveys the intensity of the action. Lt. Ben Merchant captured the Confederacy’s first Federal prisoner of war at that battle. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Magazine. 26

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“The men of the Prince William Cavalry assembled on the turnpike to meet the enemy, but were driven in before they could completely form. Four (Confederate) troopers were captured in this 30-minute skirmish.” As the battle continued, the men of the Prince William Cavalry re-formed, and with Warrenton’s Black Horse Cavalry, struck back in force, killing or wounding 20 Federals, and taking three prisoners. It was Sgt. Merchant who captured the first Union prisoner of the Civil War, a member of Co. D, New York Dragoons. He had overtaken the enemy cavalryman by a small stream near Fairfax Court House, as the Federals retreated toward Centreville. Sgt. Merchant relieved his prisoner of his sword and breastplate before turning him over to his superiors. The sword was kept in safekeeping by a lady friend until returned to him after the war. It stayed with the family for about 100 years, at which point the sword and scabbard were given to the Manassas Battlefield Park Museum by Benjamin P. Merchant’s grandfather, Jack Merchant. These items remain there on permanent display. The family kept the breastplate. Co. A participated in the First Battle of Manassas the following July, and after the death of Capt. Philip D. Williams in April 1862, Sgt. Merchant was promoted to 2nd lieutenant of the company. Company A was involved in several of the principal battles in Northern Virginia, as well as actions in the Fredericksburg and Richmond areas, and later at Gettysburg.

This formal photograph of Lt. Benjamin Dyer Merchant was taken while he was attending a reunion of the ‘Immortal Six Hundred’ in the early 1900s.

Antioch Baptist Church at Waterfall, as it appeared at the time of Lt. Ben Merchant’s capture on Dec. 29, 1863.

Capture at Waterfall In October 1863, Lt. Merchant was promoted to 1st lieutenant, and later that year was wounded in a skirmish near Warrenton. While on leave and on his way home to visit relatives on Dec. 29, 1863, Lt. Merchant was surprised by Union troops and captured in the cemetery of Antioch Baptist Church in Waterfall, west of Haymarket. First taken to the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C., he was later moved to Fort McHenry at Baltimore, and from there to Fort Delaware, on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. It was while he was awaiting exchange at Fort Delaware that Gen. Halleck’s order suspending exchanges and paroles for Confederate officers came down, but like all of the other prisoners, he was unaware of the new policy. By the summer of 1864, the elimination of prisoner exchanges was having a drastic effect on both sides, but particularly on the South, where conditions in the prison camps went from bad to worse. Hearing of the conditions at Southern camps like Andersonville in Georgia brought about a feeling in the North that retaliation against Southern prisoners-of-war was justified. About that time word reached Union Maj. Gen. John G. Foster, commander of the Department of the South, that 600 Union prisoners-of-war had been moved from Andersonville and placed in harm’s way in Charleston, S.C., which was under siege by Union forces. In response, Gen. Foster ordered that 600 captured Confederate officers be moved from Fort Delaware to Charleston Harbor – and also into harm’s way. On Aug. 20, 1864, Lt. Merchant and his fellow officers were loaded on the Crescent City, an old sidewheel steamer, and headed south. The ship was under the command of a civilian crew, consisting of Capt. Daniel D. Latham and his mates. At first, the Confederates believed that they were on their way to Fort Monroe, Va., to be exchanged. But this was either merchant continued on page 30


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The Merchant family still has the breastplate worn by the Union dragoon captured by Lt. Ben Merchant at Fairfax Court House.

a false rumor, or a ruse planted by their Union guards to assure their cooperation. From the beginning of the voyage, conditions and treatment aboard the Crescent City were abominable. The 600 men were crammed below the decks of the old cargo ship, forced into “bunks” arranged in two rows of three tiers on each side of the vessel. Each bunk, which was only about six feet square, was to be occupied by four men.

Fort Delaware, on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River, was where the ordeal of the Immortal 600 began, and finally ended.

A group of the higher-ranking Confederate officers approached Capt. Latham with a demand to surrender the vessel; he initially appeared to agree, but a signal was sent to the Union gunboats escorting the Crescent City, which quickly surrounded the boat and put an end to the uprising. The prisoners were forced to unload the coal from the boat in order to lighten it so that it could be pulled from the shoal.

Access in the living quarters was through a narrow passageway, and deep in the bowels of the ship, some bunks were placed against the boilers and steam pipes. This created intense, suffocating heat – during the hottest part of the summer. Clothing and blankets were soaked with sweat.

For the next three days, troops of the 157th Ohio and their commanding officer, Capt. James Prentiss, made the prisoners’ lives a living hell. They were confined to the overheated hull, denied food and water, and harassed. Guards were allowed to go through their meager possessions and steal anything of value they found.

Water supply for the prisoners soon became a problem. After freshwater ran out, the men were given seawater that had been condensed in the boilers, which was inadequate, and still hot when given to the men. The food given the men was equally meager and poor, but as most of the men were seasick during the voyage, what was consumed was soon thrown up on the floor, creating a terrible stench.

All of this ended on Aug. 27, when guard duty was taken over by the 157th New York Regiment, commanded by a Lt. Col. Carmichael. Appalled by the condition of the Crescent City and the prisoners, he ordered the boat opened up and cleaned, and the Confederates given fresh water and provisions.

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Aside from the terrible physical conditions, the relationship between the Confederate officers and their Union guards was constantly at a flashpoint. The Union troops on the Crescent City – 200 members of the 110th and 157th Ohio militias – were green, home guard soldiers that had been assigned prison duty, rather than being sent to the front lines. Some of the guards were from newly organized units made up of black soldiers.

The Crescent City finally reached Charleston Harbor on Sept. 1, and was anchored in direct line of fire of the Confederate batteries until Sept. 7, at which point they were unloaded on Union-held Morris Island.

“There was an immediate resentment between captives and guards,” wrote Muriel Phillips Joslyn in Captives Immortals (1996). The ‘100-day men’ were looked down on as shirkers, having no nerve for battle. They in turn scorned their prisoners as an inferior lot, to be despised as the enemy.” The situation sank to a new low when the incompetent civilian crew ran the Crescent City aground off the coast of South Carolina at 3 a.m. on Aug. 24, 1864. In the dark, the prisoners actively considered taking over the stricken vessel and escaping to the nearby shoreline. 30

After a three-mile march up the eastern shore of the island, the prisoners were placed in a stockade near the narrow northern tip, directly in the line of fire. Forty of the most desperately ill prisoners were taken from the island to a military hospital, leaving 560 men to their fate as “human shields.” The “prison” on Morris Island was extremely small, and enclosed 12-foot high walls made of pine poles placed vertically in the sand and bound together. Guards equipped with BillinghurstRequa machine guns watched the prisoners from a tall parapet, and 20 feet inside the perimeter of the stockade was the “dead rope,” marking the line where Confederates would be shot if they crossed it without a Federal escort. merchant continued on page 32 Warrenton Lifestyle

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The confinement area was divided into four “streets,” along each about 150 small tents were placed. Three or four prisoners assigned to each tent. The Union officer in charge of the prison was Col. Edward N. Hallowell, commander of the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Colored Regiment. “The regiment had been on the island since occupying Fort Wagner in September 1863, and had bad memories of the disastrous attack of July 1863,” wrote Ms. Joslyn. “Hallowell had been seriously wounded in the groin and face, losing an eye.” Hallowell was promoted to colonel when he returned to duty, replacing Col. Robert G. Shaw, who had been killed in the attack on Battery Wagner (as portrayed in the 1989 motion picture, Glory.) Hallowell had nothing but disdain for his prisoners, and quickly enforced strict rules: no gatherings of more than ten men; no lights after Taps, no fires, no loud talking, and no leaving their tents at after dark. Any infraction could result in being fired upon by the guards. Rations provided to the prisoners were reduced to match what the Union commanders believed the Federal officers imprisoned in Charleston were receiving – about half the normal quantities – and later, less than that. Almost immediately after the Confederates were inside, Federal ships started bombarding Charleston from behind the island, and Confederate batteries onshore returning fire over it. To those in the stockade, their situation became clear. As quoted in Immortal Captives, Capt. Thomas Pinckney of the 4th S.C. Cavalry recalled: “A more disappointed and crestfallen set of men I have never seen, and none of us believed the United States Government was actually going to put its inhumane threat into execution … We were acting as breastworks for the enemy, not only shielding them in their breastworks, but enabling them with impunity to haul guns, timber, shells, etc. to Fort Gaines and Fort Gregg.” The prisoners on Morris Island were subjected to continuous bombardment. After a month, word reached Union generals that the Federal prisoners in Charleston had been taken to Columbia, S. C., removing the original purpose for placing

The tight area and cramped quarters inside the stockade were made worse by the ‘dead rope.’

the Confederates on Morris Island. However, Gen. Foster decided to keep the men there for an additional 15 days, and for good measure, increased the intensity of the shelling. Finally, Gen. Foster was ready to exchange his prisoners, but his request was rejected. Instead, the 560 men were split into two groups, and about 360 men – including Lt. Ben Merchant – were sent to Fort Pulaski, Ga., and the rest to Hilton Head, S.C. They were no longer under fire, but living conditions at Fort Pulaski and Hilton head were no better than Morris Island – and in some ways, even worse. Rations consisted of “rotten cornmeal, cats and pickle.” In his book, The Immortal Six Hundred (1905), Capt. J. Ogden Murray of the 11th Va. Cavalry wrote: “After picking out the lumps, bugs and worms in this rotten cornmeal, there was not more than seven ounces fit for use. About Dec. 10 (1864), scurvy made its appearance among the weakest of our prisoners. Most every man in the prison was suffering with dysentery, and a large majority were, from the starvation diet, unable to leave their bunks.” This ordeal lasted 65 days. Thirteen prisoners died at Fort Pulaski and were buried in unmarked graves on Cockspur Island. Five more died at the prison at Hilton Head. With the end of the war near, survivors of the Immortal 600 were sent back to Fort Delaware, arriving on March 12, 1865. Once there, they were offered paroles in exchange for pledging their loyalty to the United States. Few took advantage of the offer, and those who did earned the everlasting scorn of those who did not.

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Even with Gen. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox on April 9, 1865, many of the Immortal 600 still held out. After a series of meetings, the realization that Lee had no army and that they were simply worn out from prison life began to sink in. When the roll was called again, all but 200 took the oath. Among the last to swear allegiance was Lt. Ben Merchant, who took the oath on June 12. By July 25, only three men still held out. They were simply released and sent home, along with the remaining field-grade officers,

Homecoming and peace Once back in Manassas, Lt. Merchant – as he was known for the rest of his life – returned to an active business and civic role in his community. With his father Charles, he started a new “Merchant & Son” hardware business in Manassas, and in May 1867 married Mary Elizabeth Fewell. They would have eight children, the first being Dr. William Fewell Merchant (1868-1924), grandfather of “Toby” Merchant, and great-grandfather of Benjamin P. and W. Fewell Merchant. Charles Merchant died in 1892, and Lt. Ben Merchant continued to run the store until 1905. He also served as the Prince William County Commissioner of Revenue, and in 1902 the United Daughters of the Confederacy presented him with the Southern Cross of Honor, in recognition of his service. Later, Lt. Merchant moved to Baltimore and lived with his son Harry Norville Merchant, and continued working as a traveling salesman. He died in Baltimore on March 14, 1913.

During the summer of 2011, Ben Merchant, his wife Dana and their daughters Amelia (left) and Olivia visited Fort Pulaski, Ga., and the memorial to the 13 Confederate officers who died while in captivity there.

His funeral was held on March 16 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Manassas. His obituary was published in the March 21 edition of the Manassas Journal, and read in part: “As the writer looked down upon the still form, clothed in the gray Confederate uniform that had been brushed by leaden hail on many a gory field, his thoughts turned to the beautiful May morning when the company to which he belonged – with black plumes in the hats of its members, and the brass buttons upon their new gray uniforms shining in the bright sunlight – marched proudly up the streets of Dumfries on its way to what was destined to be the historic plains of Manassas.” Lt. Ben Merchant was buried in the family plot in the Manassas Cemetery, mourned by his family, surviving comrades, and many people from the community. Benjamin P. Merchant, his wife Dana and their daughters Amelia and Olivia visited Fort Pulaski during the summer of 2011. It was an opportunity for reflection, and connection.

The prisoners who died at Fort Pulaski, Ga. were buried in unmarked graves on Cockspur Island, as shown in this 20th century painting by Walter Pate.

“My great-great grandfather lived quite a life, and was very dedicated to his native Virginia before, during and after the War,” said Mr. Merchant recently. “I grew up hearing many of the stories of his capture of the first Union soldier at Fairfax, as well as the travails that he and his fellow officers of the Immortal 600 endured. He moved on after the war and led a productive life, and I am proud of what he achieved.”

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


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Funds for The Phillip A. Hughes Foundation are raised annually by The Philapalooza Charity Golf Tournament.

On July 16, 2012, the First Annual Philapalooza Charity Golf Tournament was held at Stonewall Golf Club, Gainesville, VA. The tournament was held in loving memory of Phillip A. Hughes and raised over $23,000 for the Phillip A. Hughes Foundation. Phillip Andrew Hughes, age 29, passed away on June 18, 2011, following a nine month battle with leukemia. He was a native of Fauquier County, graduated from Highland School in 1995, and Fauquier High School in 1999. He was an avid sportsman, excelling in soccer and golf, and possessed a great love of sailing. Known for his quick wit and dry sense of humor, Phil was also an accomplished musician, performing in several local musical groups, including the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the awarding winning band Street Legal, Old Hat and numerous pit orchestras for local musical productions. To honor and champion Philʼs passion for music, The Phillip A. Hughes Foundation exists to: Support youth programs and deserving children that demonstrate an aptitude in and a passion for the musical arts. The Phillip A. Hughes Foundation is now accepting applications for awards. Eligibility Requirements: 1) Applicants must be between the ages of 5 and 18 years of age at the time of the application deadline. 2) Applicants must reside in one of the following Virginia counties: Culpeper, Fauquier, Loudoun, or Rappahannock.

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Award Amounts: Amounts will vary based on the number of candidates selected and the individual needs as determined by the Foundation. Funds will be disbursed directly from The Phillip A. Hughes Foundation to the attending musical program, center, teacher or for the purchase of instruments and/or learning necessities. Application Procedures: 1) Complete the application fully 2) Submit two letters of recommendation 3) Write a 250 word essay on why you should be a recipient of the award Deadline for Application is February 15, 2013. Applications may be downloaded online at: www.facebook.com/philapaloozagolf Phil’s sister Michelle Hughes and Casey Ward (Co-Chairman of tournament) pictured second to the right with Laurie Enright. www.mollyirishpub.com Nick Ward (Co-Chairman of Tournament) www.facebook.com/redhorsetavern

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Funds for The Phillip A. Hughes Foundation are raised annually by The Philapalooza Charity Golf Tournament.









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As a boy growing up on Long Island I lived within 30 minutes of the Central Islip State Hospital. With approximately 12,000 patients wit was the second largest psychiatric hospital in the entire world. Pilgrim State Hospital, the largest in the world with 14,000 patients, was in Brentwood, less than an hour away. Central Islip Hospital was a city unto itself. It had its own bakery, its own laundry, its own workshop, its own cemetery, its own dining facilities and dormitories, golf course, tennis courts, baseball field, not to mention its medical facilities, and to assure their continuance, its own power plant. Blackouts in the community did not affect the hospital. The parents of many of my classmates worked at the hospital. Their comments over the years gave me the picture that, with rare exceptions, the patients were given excellent care. Some patients held jobs at the hospital and, depending on their medical condition might be allowed to walk about the campus. Such compassionate care does not reflect the sordid history of society’s attitude toward those with serious mental disorders. What before the eighteenth century were call lunatic asylums - the name deriving from the belief that individuals were affected by the moon - were often towers set aside for “madmen.” Ever so gradually more humane methods were introduced. Residents of Virginia can be proud that this was the first state in the union to establish an institution for the mentally ill - Eastern State Hospital in Williamsburg, created in 1773. As a more educated populace began to realize the medical connection with mental illness, the nineteenth century saw an increase in state mental facilities. At a later date veterans of WWI introduced doctors to the concept of “shell shock” and with the federal government taking an interest, the care of mental illness became institutionalized. Psychiatric 44

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Hospitals became severely overcrowded and increasingly mental health experts began to question the benefits of maintaining or creating the patients’ dependence by institutionalizing them. The advantages of releasings them into the community was examined, the resulting theory being that the patient would recover quicker by being closer to home and community facilities. The use of mental outpatient facilities would be part of the equation. Available to those who were being discharged from the hospitals would be walk-in consultations, fixed appointments, direct or indirect payments, measures to encourage patient attendance, and procedures that would regulate the frequency and duration of contacts.

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This was my century, so to speak. Born in 1920, I remember at the age of seven getting the measles while the doctor and my mother gave me spoonfuls of vile tasting medicine. Pills did not yet exit but the pharmaceutical industry was rapidly developing as was the discipline of psychiatry. By that time insulin shock therapy and lobotomies were considered almost barbaric and psychiatric drugs took their place. The effect was immense on both patients and the hospitals in which they were treated. People now looked directly to the psychiatric institutions for help. Hospitals, such as those at Central Islip, are expensive to operate. Mental health patients require special treatment. What appears to be luxuries are facilities designed to ease emotionally disturbed people back to normality.

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In 1996 Central Islip State Hospital closed. Some buildings have been taken over by various governmental agencies. Other buildings remain empty. At Pilgrim State Hospital the medical/surgical building, the staff housing facilities, mental health continued on page 46 February 2013


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and other buildings have been demolished and patient attendance is exceedingly small. On the property is now a museum displaying historical information.

involuntary commitment to Western State Hospital. In 2002 the hospital closed Pinebrooke to make room for a birthing unit. At this time there is no local center furnishing similar mental care. Let us briefly enumerate, in just the year 2012 there wer mass killings at Chardon, Ohio; Oakland, California; Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Newton, Conneticut. The years 2011 and 2010 were not immune.

Across the nation states are shuttering their psychiatric hospitals, often at a rate much faster than intended. The original reason given decades ago was that confinement did not make a healthy environment. The reason has changed, economies are now being the primary motivation. The plan was that communities would invest in mental health to the same extent as the amount invested in hospitals. Due to the recession and political ideologies, however, this has not happened.

What is the answer? Community services cannot completely replace hospital care. Those with higher level of need still require occasional hospital admission. A wide range of community support has not developed. Quality care hits the pocket books of the public. Community based mental health costs approximately the same as the hospital services they replace. Evidence supports the success of “balanced care” which is essentially community based but with hospitals playing an important background.

Where currently are those mentally ill people who, after being observed acting in an erratic way would, according to plan, be receiving proper treatment in community clinics? There has been an increase use of jail detention for those with mental disorders. Few jails or prisons have the funding or the expertise to carry out that role properly. There are now more persons with mental illness in jails and prisons than in psychiatric hospitals. Based upon the number of mentally ill inmates, the Los Angeles jail is, de facto, the “largest mental health institution in the United States.” For those who don’t even have the “three hots” and a cot in prison, the answer is sometimes homelessness or even suicide. In this article we are talking about serious mental illness, e.g. schizophrenia where delusions and/or hallucinations are common. For seven years starting in 1995, in addition to my private practice, I was an Independent Examiner for the General District Court in Culpeper. Sheriff’s Deputies would bring to the Pinebrooke Psychiatric Unit (a locked unit) at Culpeper Regional Hospital people who had been considered in imminent danger to themselves or others. Each week I evaluated them and recommended to the magistrate voluntary or involuntary outpatient treatment or

Someone who is mentally ill is, by definition, a sick person. He cannot be considered responsible for his actions. Who, then, is responsible for the horrendous actions that have been taking place in recent years? Pogo gives us the answer. “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Those in charge of deciding to close the hospital did so not only with the belief that the cost of community care would be less than hospital maintenance but that community services alone can provide satisfactory comprehensive care. Experience has indicated otherwise. We have had over 50 years of so-called community mental health care. What we have not had is balanced care. Psychotic disorders are likely to require hospital admission. Mental disorders have a profound effect on public health, witness the mass killings. Were the medieval towers any worse than the current prisons? Does leaving them lying on the sidewalk solve the problem? When the psychologist comes across a person in imminent danger of harming him/herself or others, where in this locality is immediate help available?

Are we willing to fund such a unit? Dr. Iadeluca holds a Ph.D. in Lifespan Developmental Psychology and has a practice in Clinical Psychology on Hospital Hill in Warrenton, Virginia.


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RedZone Bar & Grill

A new neighborhood bar and grill makes getting together with family and friends easy. RedZone offers Warrenton a sports-style restaurant with plenty of seating, a large bar, multiple flat screen televisions plus electronic bar and video games. Their expansive menu featuring game time favorites paired with their friendly and upbeat staff makes this a great place to enjoy a bite to eat and catch the game.

Order up an appetizer to share; they offer a selection of fifteen hot and flavorful dishes that are ideal to split. The RedZone Wings are a popular choice, they offer a selection of 8, 12, or 16 count and come tossed in a variety of sauces like RedZone sauce, Buffalo style, mild, hot bbq, sweet-n-tangy, teriyaki or plain. The wings come with carrots, celery, blue cheese and a spicy ranch for dunking. The Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots are

brilliant, created by wrapping tots with jalapenos and smoked bacon then fried and topped with cheese. With a twist on the traditional slider, try the Waffle Slider, three burger sliders sandwiched between two waffle fries instead of a bun. A soup and salad here will definitely fill you up. Order the RedZone Chili, it’s a house specialty with a recipe straight out of the chef’s kitchen. It’s topped with cheddar, sour cream and fresh jalapenos. The Cobb Salad is plentiful with fresh greens topped with mixed cheese, tomato, bacon, egg, avocado, red onion, and diced turkey. The RedZone Burger will take the chill out of any February day, made with fresh angus beef infused with peppers, onions, and seasoned with their special spice blend. This burger has a kick with provolone, pepper jack, Colby, bacon, lettuce, tomato, ketchup and mustard. The Cajun Shrimp Wrap boasts steamed and grilled shrimp, bacon, diced tomatoes, lettuce, avocado, cheddar and remoulade sauce tucked into a tortilla. All of their sandwiches and wraps are accompanied with fries and a pickle. If a sandwich isn’t going to cut it try the RedEye, an aged bone-in black angus ribeye marinated in their special sauce for 48 hours, grilled to your liking and topped with sautéed onions. It is served with a side salad and a side of your choice. Pan roasted chicken, ham, and sausage sautéed in a blend of Cajun spices adorned with tomatos, onions, and fresh garlic laid over penne pasta makes the Cajun Pasta Jambalaya. Their Seafood Pasta is packed with the oceans favorites; jumbo shrimp, scallops, squid, and mussels are all sautéed in a light garlic wine sauce and served over a mound of fettuccini. They also offer a Chesapeake Bay Crab Cake, RedZone Chicken, and Pork Tenderloin with Cranberry and Roasted Garlic Sauce. RedZone Bar & Grill is located at 251 West Lee Highway, Suite 167 in the Warrenton Center shopping center near Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar and Mojitos and Tapas Restaurant & Bar. They are open seven days a week, Monday through Sunday 11am to 2am. Call ahead orders are ideal for a quick lunch or a fast dinner. No game day or tournament is complete without an order from RedZone, they offer catering for small parties and can host large parties on site. For more information please visit their website at www.redzoneva.com or give them a call at (540) 359-6215. ‘Like’ their Facebook page for a listing of their specials and life music performances.


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A Taste of Warrenton

The Best in Dining & Entertainment

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

(540) 341-2044 • 105 W Lee Hwy M-Thu: 11am-11pm, F-Sat: 11pm-12am Sun: 11am10pm 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-W 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

China Jade

(540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Hwy M - Thu 11:30am - 10pm; Fri 11:30am - 11pm; Sat Noon - 11pm; Sun 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 St Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tue-Thu 5pm - 9pm, Fri-Sat 5pm - 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) 347-0401 7323 Comfort Inn Dr. • 24 hrs Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi. www.dennys.com/en

Domino’s Pizza

(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.

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

Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room

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

Five Guy’s Restaurant

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

IHOP Restaurant

(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

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza

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

Jimmies Market Cafe/Kidwell Caterers/ Madison Tea Room

(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

(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

Foster’s Grille

(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

Honeybaked Ham Company

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

(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) 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

LongHorn Steakhouse

505 Fletcher Dr • (540) 341-0392 Sun – Thurs 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat 11am to 11pm LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, 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.


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

McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant

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

Mojitos & Tapas

(540) 349-8833 251 W. Lee Hwy #157 M-Thu: 11am-9pm, F-Sat: 11am-10pm, Sun: 12pm9pm 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

Panera Bread

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

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


(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

Renee’s Gourmet To Go

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.

(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.

Tropical Smoothie Café

Ruby Tuesday

Twisted Sister Seafood

(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

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

(540) 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.


(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

(540) 349-0950 41 W. Lee Highway #53 102 Broadview Ave 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

Sweet Frog (540)359-6401 488 Fletcher Dr Sun-Th 11:30am-9:30pm; Fri&Sat 11:30am10:30pm A self serve frozen yogurt shop, serving all natural frozen yogurt with a toppings bar that is full of sweet treats to customize your creation. www.sweetfrogyogurt.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

Vocelli Pizza

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.


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

Yen Cheng

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

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Lifting Your


Aspen Dale at the Barn

Oh the Taste of a Local Wine! A recent trip to Aspen Dale Winery at the Barn leads to a very nice discovery. The 2009 Rockawalkin’ Red was a delight to taste. Well balanced and earthy, it offered a touch of tannins and spice with a nice oak character to round out the finish. I picture this wine complimenting a beautiful rack of lamb, cooked medium rare or less of course! We tried a nice Parris Country Blend also a 2009, Merlot based, a little young but should be very good in a few years. The fireplace wasn’t fired up as we stopped by on an unusually warm day, but I can imagine it can only add to the beautiful atmosphere that Aspen Dale offers. The Blue Ridge seems as if it is just a stone’s throw away from the winery and that is before I went after my second tasting of wine, just gorgeous!


Shay and Claude, the owners, make you feel so welcome. You can get a feel of their family values as they have named one of the wines after their mothers, how sweet. (Mary Madeleine’s Rose) Aspen Dale wines have won several medals in several competitions of late and adding to the great wines is the perfect service and exquisite atmosphere. The winery has been around since 2009 and is the result of hard work and brilliant vision of one Shay McNeal. Shay converted a 200 year old barn, hence the name, and kept some of the other structures around for terrific ambiance, the silo and smoke house to name a few.

Aspen Dale Winery is located in Delaplane Virginia on Aspen Dale Lane off of Route 55. Hours of operation are Sunday 12:006:00, Saturday 11:00-6:00 and Monday, Thursday and Friday 11:00-5:00. Aspen Dale Winery offers live entertainment on weekends. For information call 540-364-1722 Look for Aspen Dale Winery on the Virginia Winemakers Tasting Series starting in March 2013 being held at the Iron Bridge Warrenton, where only Virginia wines are featured every Thursday night from 6:00pm until 8:00pm throughout the spring and summer.

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