Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine February 2014

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February 2014

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2014 Contributing Writers: Jonathan Caron Lynne Richman Cox Robin Earl Robert Grouge

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After 85 Years, Discover Highland Join us for our Pre-K to Grade 12 Open House on Sunday, February 9 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Highland’s Johnson Academic Media Room At Highland, our students have access to the very best teachers and facilities, including our Middle School’s state-of-the-art academic center, Harkness teaching rooms, and the Lower School’s Village Garden and Outdoor Classroom. If you’re looking for new challenges and opportunities for your child, we invite you to attend our Open House on Sunday, February 9, 2014. You’ll explore our campus, meet students and educators, and discover what continues to set Highland – and Highland’s students – apart.

Can’t attend our Open House? Please contact Donna Tomlinson at 540-878-2740 today to schedule an introductory tour of our campus.


From The Publisher

I Love Warrenton A few years ago, we asked readers to send submissions stating why they love Warrenton. We are reviving that this month and will publish winners in upcoming issues. Each winner will also get a prize of $100 in each of the three categories: Youth, Teen and Adult. Your submission should be 500 words or less. Send your entry by February 14th, Valentine’s Day, to tony@piedmontpress.com or mail to us at 404 Belle Air Lane, Warrenton, VA 20186.

One reason I love Warrenton is there is always something to do with the wife and/or family. Let me give you a few examples for February: Saturday, February 1st A ballet performance and tea benefit at Highland School at 3:00 pm. Sunday, February 2nd One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Fauquier Community Theater at 8:00 pm. Tuesday, February 4th Half Pints Story Time at the Warrenton Library at 10:30 am. Friday, February 7th Guided tours of the Mosby Museum available from 11 am to 4 pm. Saturday, February 8th Live Music at Molly’s Irish Pub at 9:00 pm. Sunday, February 9th Traditional Irish Music at McMahon’s at 5:00 pm. Thursday, February 13th Fauquier Viewfinders Camera Club meets at Fauquier Hospital at 7:00 pm. Friday, February 14th Winemaker’s Dinner at Airlie at 6:00 pm. Sunday, February 16th Piedmont Symphony Orchestra presents Peter and the Wolf at Highland School at 3:00 pm. Also, Casino Night at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds at 6:30 pm. This is only a sample. In my opinion, the two best calendars for Warrenton events can be found at Fauquier Now (www.fauquiernow.com) and at Fauquier County’s Tourism site (www.visitfauquier.com). We look forward to reading your “Why I Love Warrenton” submissions.

Enjoy! Tony Tedeschi Publisher


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February 2014

departments 16 Warrenton Happenings 18 Education & Leadership 20 Let’s Talk Business 28 Community Spotlight 30 Life & Living It 36 Home & Garden 42 Discovered History

Highland School’s Unique Heritage, Part 2 Warrenton Kennel Club | Countdown to the Upcoming Elections

in every issue 06 From the Publisher 34 Fauquier Health 40 Families4Fauquier 52 Local Eats

features 08 TOWN & COUNTY

Part 2: Countdown to the upcoming 2014 Town of Warrenton government elections.


Warrenton Kennel Club offers classes and training for the community’s favorite family pets.

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C untdown to the Upcoming Elections by Jay Pinsky

Part 2: Educating Voters In Part I of our five-part series on Warrenton we took at look at the basic functionality of the government of the Town of Warrenton. We examined how it is designed to work, and even how it operates differently from other governments, and most specifically Fauquier County’s government. We started with the basics because we wanted to ensure everyone knew what exactly the Town of Warrenton government is before we branched out into more specific topics like Warrenton’s main issues, its major players, potential candidates, etc. Why? The whole point is to increase voter turnout. Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine believes a well-educated and aware Town of Warrenton populous will lead to an increase in voter turnout and give Warrenton a much more accurate representation of what the people want in elected positions.

You see, voter turnout, it seems, is a problem not just for elections within the Town of Warrenton elections, but also for all of America’s elections including our biggest one, our presidential elections. Why? To find some answers, I reviewed the results from a study of the 2012 Presidential elections by the U.S. Census Bureau called The Diversifying Electorate-Voting Rates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012 (and other Recent Elections), which is based on the Census’ Current Population Survey (CPS) Voting and Registration supplement, administered immediately after all federal elections. Research revealed it isn’t the government stopping voters. Work by Matthew Weil in a May 10, 2013 article published on the public website of bipartisanpolicy.org (1), captured it best. “Many of the reasons people don’t vote are outside the realm of policymakers’ fixing.” elections continued on page 14

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For over 12 years the Mosby Museum has been working to become a successful historical attraction. Indeed. Weil continued - “Some of the reasons are not surprising. Of those not voting, 8.6 percent were out of town, 18.9 percent were too busy, 12.7 percent did not like the candidates or campaign issues, and 15.7 percent reported not being interested.” Weil countered media-popular logic by also writing that “other responses seem contrary to what we hear about in the media: only 2.7 percent could not find their polling place and 5.5 percent experienced a registration issue.” His point and ours here at Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is that there’s a good amount of influence to be had simply by getting more voters to actually vote The Town of Warrenton elections held on May 6, 2014, will be for mayor, currently held by George Fitch, and the other two for the at-large councilman seats, held by David Norden and Roger Martella, respectfully. The five Town of Warrenton ward seats will be up for re-election in two years. So just what are the Town of Warrenton’s issues? According to research by Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine, there are quite a few. One of the experts Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine surveyed was Warrenton resident and fellow politician Chris Granger, Center District Supervisor for Fauquier County. Still, Granger said there are things Warrenton and the county can do to improve. 10

“There needs to be a plan for a long-term vision for both the county and Warrenton to have coordinated activity for a positive end,” said Granger. What Granger is talking about is quite simple: teamwork. It’s an issue that has slowly gotten better according to Granger and Town of Warrenton Attorney, Whit Robinson. Robinson said he believes a lot of the animosity between the county and Warrenton’s government resolved itself years ago and he operates well with county government routinely. Granger said county government and Warrenton government staff issues need to be fully resolved which Granger said was the responsibility of the politicians. “I attend Town Council meetings and talk to council members on a regular basis,” said Granger. “We need to bury the hatchet on old issues and dedicate our resources to the benefit of our residents,” said Granger. Granger expanded his thoughts about Fauquier County and Warrenton cooperation to include more than just professionalism but significant economic planning especially now that Fauquier County added its new economic development direction, Miles Friedman. “Warrenton could coordinate economic development with the county’s five-year plan,” said Granger. Government cooperation and economic development elections continued on page 16 Warrenton Lifestyle

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directions are just two issues facing Warrenton. Granger had others as well.

A big issue facing Warrenton is the safety of Broadview Avenue.

“One of the big issues facing Warrenton is what is going to be done about making Broadview Avenue safer,” said Granger. Robinson agreed that the plan for Broadview Avenue is a significant issue facing the residents of Warrenton and as the Town of Warrenton Attorney he sees plenty of cases involving accidents along the busy main artery running through Warrenton. Some suggestions being floated about making Broadview Avenue safer include extending a median the length of Broadview Avenue with key crossing points to minimize left hand turns and cross-avenue traffic. The cost is estimated at over $4 million and, ultimately, the decision will fall upon the new mayor and his or her town council. New faces bring up the possibility of another issue Town of Warrenton voters should consider: chemistry. “This particular council so far has had very little animosity with each other and they work well with each other over a broad range of issues,” said Robinson. Robinson said despite the May 6 elections being for just three positions of government; they all have the potential for significant impact in how the Town of Warrenton is run. “The two at-large seats will have a significant impact by contributing to the debate that goes on regarding the issues,” said Robinson. “Controversy just for controversy’s sake isn’t always a good thing,” said Robinson. Robinson didn’t dodge the same question regarding the potential for change in the mayoral seat. “The (election of the) mayor’s position is just as important as the at-large elections because it sets the tone for the council,” said Robinson. This line of questioning leads us to the issue of growth, and it’s one of the biggest issues facing Warrenton. Does it grow? How? Should it expand? Again, how? Should it become denser? Can Warrenton even afford to grow? If growth does happen how does Warrenton balance its growth with the services both Fauquier County provides like education, and services Warrenton provides like police and water and sewer? A commitment to growth in Warrenton costs real money; money raised from its residents or from other revenue sources - and all of the decisions are to be made by votes cast on election day. In the end it all cost real money and just how much Warrenton commits to growth, raises from its residents or from other revenue sources are all decisions to be made by choices made on election days. Other issues facing Warrenton include how it handles town services like trash, sewer, ordinances and growth in general. “Landfill tipping fees are a big issue for Warrenton residents,” said Granger. Currently, trash collected in the Town of Warrenton and delivered to Fauquier County’s landfill pays no tipping fees, which is a hotly debated topic elections continued on page 18


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elections continued from page 16 between Fauquier County and Warrenton residents. Granger, whose toes tip in the political pools of Fauquier County as a supervisor and Warrenton’s as a resident, said any chatter about bringing back tipping fees for the residents of Warrenton isn’t a costeffective move. Granger explained that whatever financial gains the county might get by charging fees for the use of the landfill would be negated by the possibility the Town of Warrenton would shift the burden of trash collection back to the county, since there is no requirement that Warrenton collect its trash. That point goes further. Technically a lot of the services Warrenton provides are done for the good of its residents and not through its charter. The same argument about Warrenton’s contribution to its resident’s safety with its own police department is the same. Warrenton doesn’t have to have a police department, and if it was disbanded it would cost Fauquier County a considerable amount of cash to fund anywhere from two to three more sheriff’s deputies, a dispatcher and the firefighter’s seat the Town of Warrenton currently funds. All of these points about services go back to the basic debate of just how much can and should Fauquier County extract from Warrenton, and how much should Warrenton voluntarily fund or provide for itself. It’s a question not only of pure economics but independence, separation and even pride. The decisions about all of these kinds of things rests with the council and the mayor. In addition to these issues other issues continue to weigh heavily on Warrenton residents and politicians like expanding Warrenton’s sense of community through the expansion of its paths and trails. The Warrenton Greenway continues to grow and remains an integral part of Warrenton’s small town connectibility so many residents seem to want. Warrenton also struggles with maintaining its historical awareness, including struggling to capitalize on turning the Mosby House into a popular attraction. Many residents wonder what to make of the WARF, its costly upkeep and its future. The town continues to define what it wants as its identity, who comes and who goes in Warrenton both in a business sense and its residential population, its architecture and general transportation issues. While these are some of the more significant issues facing voters in Warrenton, they are by no means all of them. The point is to start a conversation town-wide and to carry that conversation to the voting booths come May 6. (1) Editor’s Note: Bipartisanpolicy.Org is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2007 by former U.S. senates Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is, according to their mission statement, a nonprofit organization, drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation and respectful dialogue.

If you are eligible to vote in the May 6 elections in Warrenton make sure you are a legally registered voter. Here’s how to check: To be eligible to vote in Virginia, according to the State Board of Elections a person must: • Be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes) • Be a U. S. Citizen • Be 18 years old (Any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election) • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored Virginians can actually register to vote online by visiting: www.vote.virginia.gov Warrenton residents who want more information about voting can visit the State Board of Elections online: sbe.virginia.gov/ BecomeARegisteredVoter.html Or they can contact the county of Fauquier Office of the General Registrar located at 32 Waterloo Street, Suite 207 in Warrenton by phone at (540) 422-8290.

Town Council Meetings Tuesdays at 7:00pm February, 11, 2014 March 11, 2014 April 8, 2014 May, 13, 2014 June 10, 2014

For more information on past meetings or upcoming, please visit the Town’s website at www.warrentonva.gov.

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A Royal Princess Tea and Ballet Saturday, February 1 3:00-5:00pm Highland School A ballet performance and tea to benefit the American Cancer Society and The Ballet Company of Warrenton! Full tea, ballet performance, meet and greet with the Princesses, photo opportunities, crafts and so much fun are included in the ticket price. For all the details and to purchase tickets, go to http://www. fauquierrelay.com and click on the PINK Royal Princess Tea button!” Old Jail Museum Sunday, February 2 10:00am-4:00pm Free and open to the public, the museum, located in the c. 1808/1823 former Fauquier County jail on Courthouse Square in Old Town Warrenton, offers a wide range of historic artifacts and changing exhibits. Half Pints Story Time Tuesday, February 4 Warrenton Library Held weekly at the Warrenton branch of the Fauquier County Public Library. For children 13 to 24 months old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Get ready to swing into the story time groove with short picture books and a lot of movement. 16

Toddler Story Time Wednesday, February 5 Warrenton Library Held weekly at the Warrenton branch of the Fauquier County Public Library. Toddlers will enjoy longer stories, finger plays and songs. For children 2 to 3 years old accompanied by a parent or caregiver. Country Breakfast Buffet Saturday, February 8 8:00am-11:00am Jeffersonton Community Center Delicious, hot, fresh and served with a smile by the Jefferson Ruritan Club. Allyou-can-eat scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausage, bacon, fried apples, grits, biscuits & gravy, assorted home made pastries, orange juice, tea & coffee. Take-out boxes are available upon request for those diners who prefer to eat at home or to take a meal to a shut-in loved one. $8, $5 for children 6-12 and under 6 free. Come fellowship with your neighbors over a delicious breakfast! School Board Meeting Monday, February 10 7:00pm Falcon Room at Fauquier High School Meetings start with “Citizen’s Time,” during which anyone may address the board for 3 minutes.

Warrenton Town Council Meeting Tuesday, February 11 7:00pm Warren Green Building The seven-member council conducts its meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at Town Hall. Warrenton Newcomers Club Wednesday, February 12 9:30am-11:30am St. John Catholic Church – Mercy Hall The Warrenton Newcomers Club invites newcomers of five years or less to join their club which is a branch of a nationwide organization for women, whose purpose is to extend a friendly, helping hand for newcomers to make friends, find camaraderie, and enjoy a variety of creative social activities. Most activity groups take place during the week and include activities such as lunch bunch, book clubs, socials, walking groups, needlework, and wine tasters. The club also hosts a The Saturday Supper Club on weekends and occasional couples parties. Activities are led by club members and are limited only by their imagination and willingness to participate.

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fun finds 2nd Annual Sweetheart Dance Saturday, February 15 7:00pm-9:00pm Marshall Community Center Do you love the sounds of the Big Band era? Do you enjoy listening and dancing to the music made popular by Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Harry James, or the Andrews Sisters? If so, then come join the Silver Tones Swing Band and Fauquier County Parks and Recreation on Saturday, February 15, at 7 pm for the Second Annual Sweetheart Dance. The Silver Tones will be playing great love songs and tunes to get you up and dancing. Come and dance, or just enjoy some great music. Either way, you’re sure to have a great time. Admission is $10 per person. Call the Marshall Community Center at 540-422-8580 for more information.

Baby Steps Monday, February 17 10:30am-11:30am Warrenton Library Held weekly at the Warrenton branch of the Fauquier County Public Library. Who said only the big kids could have fun at the library? Babies and their caregivers will have fun singing, bouncing, rocking and wiggling; followed by free play and socialization; for infants up to 13 months old.

Piedmont Symphony Orchestra Young People’s Concert Sunday, February 16 3:00pm Highland School – Rice Theatre The Piedmont Symphony Orchestra presents Peter and The Wolf at Highland School’s Rice Center for the Performing Arts in Warrenton. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $5 for students; tickets are available at the orchestra’s website, http://www.piedmontsymphony.org or at the door on the day of the performance.

Fauquier Women Connect Thursday, February 20 6:45pm-8:30pm Warrenton Presbyterian Church Network and socialize with local women living and working in Fauquier County.

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ESL Class Wednesday, February 19 6:00pm-7:00pm Warrenton Library Classes are presented weekly by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Call (540) 422-8465 for more information or to confirm meetings.

Job Seeker Assistance Monday, February 24 12:00pm-4:00pm Bealeton Library The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) is assisting job seekers with resume building, applying for unemployment benefits, etc. This service is available only via appointment by calling 540-717-0233. Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group Wednesday, February 26 4:00pm-5:30pm The Villa at Suffield Meadows For caregivers of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia. Call 540-316-3800. Fauquier Viewfinders Camera Club Thursday, February 27 7:00pm-8:30pm Fauquier Hospital The Fauquier Viewfinders Camera Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. We welcome everyone from beginners to professionals. Come learn how to take and process better photographs.

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Middle School Cedar Lee Middle School Wednesday, February 19, 2014 Contact: Anne Bryan abryant@fcps1.org Marshall Middle School Friday, February 21, 2014 Contact: Brian Mulvey bmulvey@fcsp1.org Taylor Middle School Wednesday, February 26, 2014 Contacts: Sarah Cheatwood scheatwood@fcsp1.org Palma Smoot psmoot@fcps1.org

Highland School (Middle Division) Thursday, March 6, 2014 Contact: Greg Kuebler gkuebler@highlandschool.org Auburn Middle School Friday, March 7, 2014 Contact: Mitzi Richmond mrichmond@fcps1.org Jenn Prosser jprosser@fcps1.org

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Fauquier County Regional Science & Engineering Fair (FCRegionalSEF) Friday & Saturday, March 21 & 22, 2014 Stoneridge Events Center, Warrenton Contact: Vineeta Ribeiro vribeiro@fcps1.org Virginia State Science and Engineering Fair (VSSEF) Friday & Saturday, March 28 & 29, 2014 Virginia Military Institue Lexington, Virginia Contacts: Martha Vogel Daniel Joseph Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) Sunday - Friday, May 11 - 16, 2014 Los Angeles Convention Center Los Angeles, California Contact: Laurie Demsey 18

High School Liberty High School Thursday, March 6, 2014 Contact: Heather Bolden hbolden@fcps1.org Kettle Run High School Friday, March 7, 2014 Contacts: Nikki Jenkins njenkins@fcps1.org Kaitlyn Smoot ksmoot@fcps1.org Warrenton Middle School Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Contact: Kay White kaywhite@fcps1.org Fauquier High School Thursday, March 13, 2014 Contact: David Artt dartt@fcps1.org

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The chamber of commerce we know today has evolved over a few hundred years from its roots in Europe as traders banded together for protection against common enemies and to establish policies to govern trade. I suppose that the purpose in its philosophy still remains intact, albeit the enemy no longer rides Mongolian ponies and travels in swift moving hordes. Upon my appointment as Chair of the Board of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, I have availed myself this bit of history to see what needs to be done to bring the Chamber into absolute relevance in this age of social media, easy and swift communication via the internet, and the ever enigmatic and evolving economy we are all subject to.

our organizational structure, both published and unpublished lines of power and influence, indicate whose contributions are most valued. Fifth, our control systems as they exist today--these are the financial, quality, and reward systems and how each is measured and distributed. Sixth and finally, our power structure—these are the pockets of real power, the members, executives, and/or staff that wield the greatest amount of influence.

For every long lived organization, there is innovation, new technology and discovery that must be intentionally recognized and embraced to sustain dynamism and growth. The world around us has evolved so quickly in the last twenty years that many more historic organizations have fallen behind in their evolution for lack of elevated vision and awareness of the change around them. The greatest task then is to inspire it. What better way than to bravely engage in the act of tearing down all that has been to get to the core of our mission, to be completely focused on, and a resource for, the business, government and community interests of local businesses.

First and foremost, evaluation of the cultural web that is ours, and exists in every organization, made up of six basic elements. First are our stories…the things we talk about in our history, recent and long past, reveal a great deal about our values. What we have chosen to immortalize through the years reveals our values. How are those stories changing? Second are our rituals and routines—they signal acceptable behavior and indicate what is valued by management. Third, our symbols— our logos, the work environment/ office space, and the formal or informal nature of our dress all are visual indications of our organization. Fourth,

Chamber was established in 1912. This history has its pluses and minuses.

This cultural web creates the paradigm that is and has historically been the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce, an organization that has been in existence almost as long as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Fauquier Chamber was established in 1921, only nine years after the U.S.

The Fauquier Chamber Board of Directors has enthusiastically embraced this opportunity for exponential change as we review every aspect of our cultural web. It has begun with the board’s humble self-assessment and will continue piece by piece through every operational policy until all the details are reviewed and measured for relevance to our mission. It is only through this massive effort that we are able to honor the time, money, and hard work of our members and our community. It is you we serve now and into the future, and proudly so.

Lynne Richman Cox is 2014 Chair of the Board of the Fauquier Chamber of Commerce. She has been involved in various economic development initiatives and committees through the years including service on the Warrenton Economic Development Authority, 7 years as President of the Southern Fauquier Business Owners Association, service as member and Chair of the Balanced Growth Alliance, and Charter Chair and Member of the Fauquier County Business Advisory Committee. Lynne is the Business Development Officer for Dominion Construction Group in Warrenton, lives in Sumerduck, VA, and is an avid equestrienne 20

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Beyond Basic for dogs, who have mastered the Good Manners class, reaches past fundamental obedience exercises, giving an introduction to AKC Novice Obedience and AKC Rally. This class provides the opportunity to refine your dog’s training while building your dog’s confidence. Offering a range of activities that engage you and your dog physically, with Agility tasks, and mentally with practicing Rally and Obedience skills. Show Handling is a structured class that introduces you and your dog to AKC Conformation Events. This is a great class to prepare you and your dog for showing in the Conformation ring. This class covers the “Ring” experience from A-Z. With this class you can polish your handling skills and prepare your dog to perform like a star. Drop-in Show Handling is a practice session for dogs and handlers; no formal instruction is offered in the class. Get the benefits from the “Ring” without the competition, train, and practice your ring techniques with our “Judge.” Move your dog and give your dog an opportunity to strut his/her stuff to get show ready! Pros and Newbies are welcome and classes are open to all dogs. The WKC hosts two AKC All Breed Conformation Shows and 24

with Obedience and Rally in late September/early October each year in conjunction with the Hunt Country Cluster in Millwood, VA. These shows are widely attended and offer a great opportunity to see all one hundred sixty one different AKC recognized breeds in one beautiful setting at Historical Long Branch Farm. Not only would you be able to be up close and personal with all the different purebred dogs in their classes, but you are be able to watch Obedience and Rally trained dogs at all levels from Novice to Utility. Attending the shows gives you the ability to speak with local and nationally recognized purebred dog breeders. For the spectator the AKC offers a behind the scene seminar that takes a look at all the fundamentals of how a dog show works. AKC has also recognized the mixed breed dog so that they are able to be exhibited in performance events sponsored by the AKC. For the last three years, WKC has co-sponsored the “Dog Days of September” First Friday event with The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation held on Warrenton’s Main Street, highlighting the “AKC Responsible Dog Ownership Day.” This event is the host to many different vendors including dog trainers, veterinarians, groomers, pet boarding, pet sitting and

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I am a combat veteran of World War II. There were over 16 million members of the armed forces at that time. There were almost 300,000 battle deaths and there are only one million veterans living. According to the latest statistics there are approximately 600 of us dying daily. Sitting here at the age of 93 I know that eventually, I will be one of them. Teenagers do not think of death. They will be immortal. Nonagenarians (in one’s tenth decade) think of that from time to time, the frequency of those thoughts depending on the health of the person. In my own case, it is a rare thought due to the fact that with occasional exceptions I have been exceedingly healthy all my life. And yet just a few months ago, when a combination of acute bronchitis and an injured Achille’s heel forced me to remain almost unmoving at home for a period of time, my thoughts began to change. I was fatigued from the bronchitis with little motivation to do anything and my injured heel left me with little opportunity to move except browsing on the computer or sitting in one spot reading a book. Then there came the day I sat there asking myself if perhaps it was time for me to retire. I had even dozed off a bit. I felt no desire to do anything – not to make myself something to eat, not to look at the computer, and certainly not to go to my 30

office to see patients. I had since cancelled all my patient appointments. But it was necessary for me to go to the supermarket for my regular shopping so I dragged myself out to the car and drove off. I bought a number of items, had a long stimulating conversation with three people I had met there, and returned in two hours. A miracle! I felt wonderful! I was no longer tired, I made myself something to eat and the thought of retirement had disappeared. I tell my patients that every experience is a learning experience. I had learned from that experience that I am most definitely a people person. I need stimulation from people. It was evident that sitting alone was the worst possible thing I could do. I am now back at work and folks ask me how I can possibly be handling a full day’s work five days a week at my age. I call their attention to the fact that their premise is reversed. I am continuing to be alert and active because I get up early each morning and see patients all day long. I am a psychologist whose studies concentrated on the brain, its structure and its functions. Impressed on me and the other doctoral students was the brain’s plasticity, that is, its ability to change. In fact, it not only has the ability to change – it needs to change. Use it or lose it! stimulation continued on page 32 Warrenton Lifestyle

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At birth the brain is not fully formed. Starting with the basic structures of the brain stem at the rear, its development continues gradually toward the prefrontal cortex, that area which controls our ability to think and talk and judge, resulting with a maturation at approximately 25 years of age. Throughout this time it needs an interaction with the environment. In the neuroscientific field we often draw an analogy with the brain being the gun and experience as the trigger. Without constant stimulating experience neurons and synopses die. This is a lifelong process. As most of my readers know, I registered as a graduate student at the age of 52, receiving my Ph.D. at the age of 59. For a seven year period (seven days and nights), I went from my Baccalaureate in Psychology which I received through the GI Bill -- presented to all WWII veterans from a grateful nation -- through a Masters and on to my doctorate. What an exhilarating experience! Stimulation in the university library. Stimulation in the laboratory. Stimulation in the classroom. Stimulation going through my books at home. I tell my friends that it was the most fun time of my life after which I was given a bonus – a Ph.D. Then on to my occupation as a research psychologist with the federal government examining the lives of Army families. More stimulation. At the age of 70 I retired, planning to sit under a tree and relaxing with a book. This lasted about two months. As interesting as were my books, my brain was crying for stimulation. I studied for a license as a clinical psychologist and in 1992 opened the practice I now conduct. Just being with people is not sufficient. The brain, to grow, requires that the interchange be stimulating. To

be stimulated one must be interested. Being interested causes one to pay attention. And paying attention prevents boredom, a complaint I hear often from teenagers who come to me. “I have nothing to do.” “School is boring.” “There’s nothing going on in this town.” Interest fueled by curiosity starts with early childhood. Why? Why? Why? I was blessed by a mother who gave me, at the age of seven, a very thick book entitled “Lincoln Library of Knowledge.” It was divided into sections – History, Geography, Science, Literature and Mathematics. It was the 1920’s equivalent of the internet. My questions were often followed by her saying: “Look it up” which I did. I was also blessed by a long string of teachers from Kindergarten through senior year in high school who fed my brain incessantly. My brain’s neurons had no opportunity to rest. And so it continued on through my military and occupational experiences. Barbra Streisand stated it succinctly as she sang, “People who need people are the luckiest people in the world.” Humans need company. Almost 400 years ago John Donne said, “No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main.” Sociability makes us human; stimulation, however, makes us healthy. Do the comments on Facebook light up your neurons? Do the texts on your smart phone make you want to immediately answer? I have learned from my experiences. Whatever my body may allow me to do physically I will continue to answer my brain’s constant need for stimulation.

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family and my business on a napkin one night while having dinner together in town. You don’t need anything fancy – just some time to brainstorm, a pen and something to write on. In the building industry, we call goal-setting “scope development.” This usually starts as a simple outline, but turns into a detailed document by the time work begins. It is the roadmap that leads to a successfully completed project. Successful, in my opinion, is more than just a project completed on time and within budget. It also

includes the emotional state of the clients. After all, home construction and remodeling is an expensive, timeconsuming and complicated industry. But it can also be fun, fulfilling and a great investment. When someone considers a new home or remodeling their current home, what is the first thing their closest advisors (who most likely are not in the business) tell them to do? Get three bids. That’s great advice if you have already produced your scope. scope continued on page 38 Warrenton Lifestyle

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If you haven’t, here is what typically happens: • You schedule three builders to come to your house • You spend an hour or two with each one walking around, talking about your wants and needs (about 6 hours of your time in total) • Maybe the contractor jots down a few notes, takes some pictures and even sketches a couple of ideas on a notepad • Two to three weeks later, the bids start to come in; although you probably had to call each one once or twice to find out when the bid is coming in (more time you spend – maybe an hour total) • Finally, a meeting with each contractor is made to review their proposal – again at least an hour for each - for a total of 3 hours • I can almost guarantee that you will have three separate bids that look completely different from each other. Now you have the task of breaking down each bid in order to get an “apples-to-apples” comparison. Every allowance, assumption, specification, exclusion and note has to be analyzed. This can take another 2-3 hours of your time and can lead to disagreements with your spouse. • At the end of the day, you throw your hands up out of frustration and choose the guy with the nicest truck or cleanest shoes and hope for the best. To sum up, you’ve spent about 12 hours of your time (some of it time off from work) and signed a contract not really knowing what you are going to

get. In the end, you will endure endless questions from your contractor, change orders, extended schedule and a blown budget. It may be a great product, but did it really need to be this difficult? No – but only if you created your scope document first. Developing a scope of work that is clear and concise will save you time and give you a better chance of selecting the proper builder. The best part is you have spent a fraction of the time developing it as compared to the scenario detailed above. Now you are armed with one document you can send to all three builders. Better yet, you can use it to interview builders and qualify them in a shorter amount of time. Builders will also appreciate the scope ahead of time because they are qualifying you and your project as well. Humor me a bit while I take a moment to discuss the builder selection process. The “get three bids” method works well with simple scopes of work involving only one or two trades i.e. new bath fixtures or replacing your kitchen countertops. On more complicated projects like whole house renovations or large additions, it is best to ask people you know, who have recently completed a similar project, who they used. Interview them a little and ask what they liked and didn’t like about their builder. It’s like gathering references first, then making an appointment to meet. Finally, interview potential builders to get a sense of how your personalities might mesh, and then make your selection. Your builder will help you create your scope of work and the estimate to go with it.

Back to scope development. Unless you are a seasoned veteran, your scope will look like a honey-do list. That’s a great start, but there are many layers to every construction task. Each layer has a cost associated with it, so be prepared for projects to cost more than maybe what you expected. Another good tip for selecting a builder is to ask to see an example of a past proposal. You should be looking at a document that is easy to understand but contains many details; usually over multiple pages. Architects and designers are another source of help for scope development. If your project warrants the aid of one of these professionals, expect them to include this on their plans or as a separate specification book. This is also a good time to bring your chosen builder on board to work as a team to develop the scope and estimate based on your budget and wish list. Start writing your home improvement or new home goals. Try to be as detailed as you can, but know there are professionals out there ready to help you through the process. Scope development will be the difference between a successful and pleasant experience to one that falls flat due to crushed expectations.

Jonathan is owner of Jonathan Caron Construction, Inc., a custom home building company serving the Piedmont. He holds a degree in civil engineering from Virginia Tech and has a combined experience of 17 years in engineering and construction. Jonathan and his wife Amy live in Warrenton with their six children.


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Highland School’s Unique Heritage by John T. Toler

Part 2: Despite growth and change, the core values remain

In 1928, Dorothy Montgomery Rust and Lavinia “Miss Binnie” Hamilton established the Warrenton Branch of the Calvert School. The school grew over the years, and in the late 1950s, Mrs. Rust purchased a 12acre site on U.S. 17 and Oak Springs Drive for a new school building.

Mrs. Rust wanted at least one person on the board who had graduated from the Calvert School. Mrs. Porter and Mrs. William Rochester, nee Babs Batchelder, were appointed to serve the first year.

The new Calvert School building was completed in time for the 1957-58 school year, at which time enrollment stood at about 100 students. There were eight classrooms, and the building could accommodate as many as 125 pupils. As a result of the growing student body and the opportunities offered by the new facility, alumni and parents became more involved and invested in the school. But things were going to change. The closing of the Warrenton Country School, and later the Stuyvesant School, awakened Calvert School supporters to the fact that new initiatives needed to be tried, or their school could possibly share the same fate. The school was incorporated and a board of trustees appointed. “Amory Lawrence and Bill Schleushmeyer were involved, as well as Bobby van Roijen, even though he didn’t have any children in the school,” recalled Mrs. S. P. Porter of Warrenton. 42

Support for the new school came in different forms. Several alumni and parents served on the teaching staff, and faculty and students provided much of the maintenance and janitorial service. In order to help keep the school clean, students removed their shoes and put on slippers upon entering the building. “The school day was lengthened until 4 p.m. in grades three through eight to accommodate an athletic program,” according to Mrs. Ann Power, who started her long teaching career at Highland in 1963. “Much of the credit goes to Amory Lawrence and Mary Harrison for their contributions in starting these programs.”

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“There were people like me who wanted to keep the school the way it was, and new people on the board who wanted to change things a lot,” recalled Mrs. Porter. “That’s why Dorothy wanted to have somebody like me on the board… at least for a couple of years.” A new curriculum was adopted that was independent of the Calvert system, and the name changed from Calvert School to Highland School.

The board of trustees later became the Fauquier Education Foundation Inc. Officers were William E. Schlusemeyer, chairman; Max Tufts, president; Mrs. Porter and Mrs. Rochester, vice presidents; William D. Doeller, treasurer; and F. Cleveland Hendrick Jr., secretary. Other directors were Mr. van Roijen, Mr. Lawrence, Douglas R. Smith and Edward L. Stephenson. Co-founder Miss Binnie Hamilton retired in June 1960. Other staff changes that year included the retirement of first grade teacher Mrs. highland continued on page 44 Warrenton Lifestyle





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Left: Mrs. Alice Cox’s third grade class at Highland in 1961-62. Front row, Baldwin ‘B’ Tufts, Henry Fletcher and Paul Lumbye. Standing, Marshall Doeller, Debbie Pulliam, Mrs. Cox, Laurie Harris and Monty Rust. Photo by Robert ‘Pooch’ McClanahan. Above: Highland’s Doeller Field was dedicated in October 1967. Seen at far left are Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Doeller and Girls’ Field Hockey Team Coach Mary Harrison; standing in front of the Girls’ Hockey Team is Edward L. Stephenson, chairman of the Highland board, and at far right, Headmaster Alex Dearborn.

Sam Hall Jr. Among those in her last class was Marshall D. Doeller, son of foundation treasurer William D. Doeller. In the years to come, three generations of the Doeller family would be involved with Highland. According to an article in the Aug. 8, 1961 edition of The Fauquier Democrat, the Fauquier Education Foundation Inc. had purchased Highland School from Mrs. Rust, and that for the 1961-62 school year, Mrs. Rust and Max Tufts served as co-principals. It was also announced that Thomas B. Dingman, head of the science, physics and chemistry departments at the South Kent School in South Kent, Connecticut, had accepted the position as headmaster of Highland. By then, a committee of the Fauquier Education Foundation Inc. was studying the long-range needs of the school, including the addition of ninth and tenth grade classes. In March 1963, the directors voted to add a ninth grade class, beginning in September 1964. It is worth noting that 44

the ninth grade class lasted one year in 1964-65, and was not instituted again until 1984-85 – again for just one year. That summer, construction was started on two new classrooms for art and science, which were dedicated to the late Peter Farrar, a Calvert alumnus. In addition, Latin and French were added to the curriculum, taught for many years by Mrs. Erica Wallach. In September 1964, Highland School was integrated, largely through the efforts of Mr. Tufts, who was also instrumental in the desegregation of Warrenton’s restaurants. Sam Stevens, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Stevens of Warrenton, was Highland’s first African American student. Young Mr. Stevens was a good choice to initiate the effort, as both of his parents were teachers in the Fauquier County Public School System and were devoted to education. In the early years of integration at Highland, other African American pupils followed, including children of the Addison Lightfoot family.

In spite of the noble effort, the decision to integrate was not popular with all of the Highland parents and board members at the time. “This caused a terrific rift, but the board did it anyway,” recalled Mrs. Porter, who served on the board at the time and supported the decision. “Max Tufts spearheaded the effort. It was extraordinary to me that a guy from Massachusetts was able to accomplish that, over terrific opposition.” In 1967, Alexander R. Dearborn replaced Mr. Dingman. Before coming to Highland, Mr. Dearborn was a teacher at Belfield School in Charlottesville, and served at Kinkaid and St. John’s School in Houston, Texas. That year, the Fauquier Education Foundation Inc. board was expanded. Joining Chairman Robert D. van Roijen and President Edward L. Stephenson were Vice President Mrs. Benjamin H. Davis and Secretary Joseph W. highland continued on page 46 Warrenton Lifestyle

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highland continued from page 44 down in some of the small, older classrooms to accommodate larger classes. The building was dedicated on Dec. 9, 1979. Several projects were implemented in order to augment existing financial gifts and tuition. The first Annual Giving Plan, designed to encourage greater participation over time was instituted, as well as the Highland Auction, a fundraiser organized by alumna Gina Farrar. Another fundraiser was the Highland Sampler, a cookbook project headed by Mrs. W. N. Tiffany Jr. It was during Mrs. Mitchell’s tenure that Highland acquired its first school bus, a used vehicle purchased from Fauquier County Public Schools. The new bus service made it easier for parents living in nearby areas like Haymarket and Manassas to send their children to Highland. Architect’s rendering of the four-module Chilton Building, built in 1968. The William A. Hazel Family Lower School now stands near the site.

Trundle. New directors included Alan L. Day, Miss Lucie Duer, John H. Berne, Nelson “Monk” Noland, Mrs. Ann Marie Lindgren and Fredrik Wachtmeister. A “four module addition” for students in kindergarten through second grade was completed in 1968. The building was designed by Remington architect Claude Ritchie, and cost $80,000, with major funding by Mr. Edward L. Stephenson. Five years later, the unique structure was named the Chilton Building, in honor of educator Mrs. Gladys Chilton who started teaching first grade at Highland in 1953, and served as the first head of the primary department.

Growth in the 1970s and 1980s

Mrs. Sandra Harris Mitchell, an alumna of the Calvert School, joined the faculty of Highland School in 1974, teaching primary classes in the Lower School, and Art History in the Middle School. She recalls that the classes were small, and that the pupils in kindergarten through second grade were finished for the day at 1 p.m. – a lot like it was in the old Calvert School days. 46

After Alex Dearborn left Highland at the end of the 1975-76 school year, Mrs. Mitchell was asked by the Highland Board to serve as interim headmistress. She accepted, and before the start of the 1976-77 school year, she was appointed headmistress. At that point, Highland was struggling financially, and had outgrown its existing facilities. Once again, if the school were to succeed, it had to grow. A large expansion of the school infrastructure started in 1978, with the addition of the Stephensonvan Roijen Wing. “We started from scratch, and doubled the size of the school,” recalled Mrs. Mitchell. “It was a parent, faculty and board effort, and I couldn’t have done it without the help of board chairman Beverley H. Scott, Bill Hazel, and others.” The building, designed by Warrenton architect J. Tucker, included new classrooms for grades 6, 7 and 8, and an auditorium/gymnasium. The gymnasium was remodeled as the school library. Along with the additional new space, walls were taken

Another change was the opening of Highland’s athletic fields for use by the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department. Allowing others to use the fields resulted in a closer relationship with the community. For years, Highland had been accredited by the National Association of Independent Schools and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools, of which it was a charter member. One of Mrs. Mitchell’s final undertakings was to have Highland accredited by the Virginia State Board of Education as well. The three-year process began in 1979. “The teachers at Highland were wonderful. When I went into a faculty meeting and told them that we needed this or that, they were always ready to do what was necessary,” recalled Mrs. Mitchell. “I also had to tell them that we didn’t have the money to do everything, but they still were willing to go ahead, at their own expense.” The family of W. F. “Toby” Merchant of The Plains was very involved with Highland at that time, with Mrs. Barbara Merchant teaching Latin at the school, and children Fewell, Ben and Evie enrolled there. highland continued on page 48 Warrenton Lifestyle


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highland continued from page 46 Ben recalls that when a student reached third grade, their teacher assigned him or her to either the Blue Team or the Gold Team. It was a carefully planned system originated by Mrs. Rust years before to encourage competitiveness in sports and academics, and continued until the students finished the eighth grade. Highland’s Annual Field Day was always fiercely contested. Points earned by each team were totaled at the end of the year, and the winning team awarded a silver cup. “There was always a big rivalry between the Blue and Gold teams, much like the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys,” said former Blue Team member Ben Merchant, who attended Highland from 1975 to 1982. “Even today, alumni can recall who was a Blue, and who was a Gold. The teams would compete in intramural sports, including track and field, basketball and soccer. According to Mrs. Ann Power, “Highland was the first school in Fauquier County to have a field hockey team, coached by Mrs. Mary Harrison, who with her daughter Beverley also coached gymnastics.”

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included classrooms for grades 3-6, two science rooms, a music room, the school’s first computer lab, and a new gym. A 16-member Highland Board of Trustees, drawn from parents, alumni and community leaders, was established during Mr. Osier’s tenure. In 1985, Marshall Doeller returned to Fauquier County, and in the early 1990s, his daughters were enrolled at Highland. “It seemed like the logical thing to do,” recalled Mr. Doeller. “That was my first foray back into Highland, and I realized that the school had changed a lot since I was a student there.” Openly critical about what he thought was needed to improve the school, Mr. Doeller was invited to serve on the Board of Trustees. He accepted, thinking, “It was better to be part of the problem if I were going to change it.” Soon, the board began work on a strategic plan to grow and expand Highland. “There were a lot of stakeholders in the plan – parents, alumni and faculty – and we did a pretty extensive survey to make sure that there would be support for the plan.”

Mrs. Mitchell resigned in 1982, shortly before Highland was granted Virginia State Board of Education accreditation. William Osier succeeded her.

David Plank became headmaster in the fall of 1992 and the following year, the trustees unveiled a 10-year Master Plan for the school, which would have a direct impact on its future.

Under Mr. Osier’s leadership, the 1957 building was completely remodeled. New construction

Highland began offering PreKindergarten for children ages four and five in 1993, and launched an

extensive building program that provided 12 additional classrooms, a new music room, art studio, and the Loeb Library in the center of the school. In 1994, Highland was given 22 acres adjacent to the school by the Hazel family. This generous gift would provide space for the immediate and the long-range needs of the school. The next major goal was taking Highland up through 12th grade. “At the time, there were concerns about starting the high school,” noted Mr. Doeller. “It was a leap of faith, taking the school from what it was then up to what it is now, nearly 500 students.” He points out that for the plan to work, the number of students in the lower grades had to increase, in order to provide an adequate student body for the high school. A major milestone was reached in 1996, when Highland commenced its high school plan. Grades nine and 10 were established the first year, and grades 11 and 12 the next year, as the students moved up. The first facilities completed were a new gym, science labs, additional classrooms and administrative space. High school students were housed in the new Upper School building, completing Phase I of the Master Plan. In 1998, Highland’s Academic Committee began work on a Global Studies Program, combining existing courses with new offerings, establishing global connections for students in the highland continued on page 50

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highland continued from page 48 Upper School. One of the elements of the program was the creation of a “sister school” relationship with the Enkijape School in Kenya. Work on Phase II began in 2001, and included the addition of more classrooms, the Hazel Library and administrative offices. Pre-Kindergarten for three- and four-year-old children was added in 2003. Phase III was completed in 2004, adding five more classrooms and the Highland Center for the Arts, which includes the 355-seat Rice Theater. Not used exclusively by the school, the Center for the Arts is also the home to the Piedmont Symphony Orchestra, the Warrenton Chorale and the American Children of SCORE. Mr. Doeller notes that while others have made significant contributions in support of the school, without the Hazel family’s gift of the land, donation of site work by William A. Hazel Inc., and additional financial support, much of the growth that Highland has enjoyed would not have been possible. Mrs. Dorothy Montgomery Rust died on Jan. 17, 2004, at the age of 95. Her funeral service was held at St. James

Front entrance to Highland School, with the Center for the Arts Building at left.

Episcopal Church on Jan. 20, 2004, where she was remembered by former students Mrs. Richard Gookin (nee Elizabeth Williams), Mrs. Max Tufts (nee Sally Spilman) and C. Hunton Tiffany.

Highland Today

Henry D. Berg has been Highland’s headmaster since 2005, bringing an educational philosophy defined as a blend of traditional, time-tested practices, and experimental, processoriented methods. Along with the core academic skills and background knowledge needed to prepare students for college and beyond, Highland offers numerous other opportunities for students to learn beyond their classic education. “Experimental education continues to be one of the key tenets of a Highland education,” wrote Mr. Berg in a recent letter to parents. “In its simplest form, it is learning by doing, and reflecting on the experience in order to transform learning into change.”


“Our experimental curriculum includes outdoor activities like ropes courses, backpacking, dog sledding, whitewater rafting and Outward Bound

courses,” according to Mr. Berg. “It also includes junior and senior internships, Robotics and Lego League, and service learning.” The evolution of the Global Studies Program has continued under Mr. Berg, with the creation of a Global Studies Certificate in the Upper School, and expansion of the International Week programs. During Mr. Berg’s tenure, both the physical plant and the student body have grown considerably, now with 183,300 square feet of facilities on 42 acres. Recent construction includes a new Humanities wing added to the Upper School, and a brand new, LEEDcertified William A. Hazel Family Lower School that opened in 2011. A major renovation of the Middle School was completed in 2012. “We are in such an exciting phase in our school’s history,” said Mr. Berg recently. “The expansion of our program and improvement of our facilities are providing really extraordinary opportunities for our students. We have become global in our reach while maintaining our deep roots in the Warrenton community.”

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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The restaurants that appear in this section are chosen by Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine (WLM) food fanatics. Listings are chosen at the discretion of the editors. WLM does not accept compensation for listing events or venues.

Beef and Broccoli

A true Warrenton fixture, China Jade Restaurant offers a variety of tasty Asian cuisines including Thai specialties. The restaurant is spacious for dine-in guests and the friendly staff is always willing to help with polite menu suggestions. This is a great place for family to gather, for friends to catch up or for a first date. The majority of the dishes come in two sizes (small or large) and can be catered to your personal spice preference. China Jade has kept their loyal customers for years and continues to convert newbies into regulars.

punch. Mild favorites like the Sweet & Sour Chicken, Beef with Broccoli and Sesame Chicken are also tasty. Each dish is under $7 and comes with fried rice and an egg roll. The lunch buffet is a big attraction for guests, it’s available daily with a variety of choices to fill your plate.

Their appetizers are notable and a great teaser before any lunch or dinner. The Steak on a Stick, while small in serving size (four sticks) are big in flavor. The Crispy Fried Chicken Dumplings and the Bacon Shrimp are made to share or to enjoy personally. Order a set of Egg Rolls or Vegetable Egg Rolls they come in pairs and are great to split. A customer favorite is the Miso Soup; it is made with bean paste broth, tofu, green seaweed and scallions.

Their menu is extensive and has an assortment of featured dishes that include poultry, pork, seafood, beef and vegetables. Orange Chicken and General Tso’s Chicken are ordered regularly. Try a tangy dish with a splash of heat like the Shredded Pork in Hot Garlic Sauce. The Jade Shrimp are sautéed with broccoli, mushrooms, carrots and snow peas – you can also try it with scallops. At the top of the beef menu is the Malaysia Satay Style Beef that has sliced tender beef stir-fried with spicy Malaysian satay sauce with onions, scallions and peanuts. Buddah’s Bean Curd offers guests a meatless choice with fresh bean curd deep-fried then cooked with mixed vegetables in a rich brown sauce.

China Jade is a great spot for lunch with over twelve available specials. The Szechuan Beef, Kung Pao Chicken and Hunan Shrimp are packed with a spicy

Fusion dishes including those with Thai roots are a big hit. The Pad Thai is packed with shrimp and chicken stirfried with vegetables and rice noodles

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covered in a spicy sauce. It is a popular dish in Thailand as well as among their guests, as is the Thai Sweet Curry Chicken and the Thai Sweet Basil Beef. Be sure to check out the noodle and rice options. They offer five kinds of fried rice, but the Combination Fried Rice is the most popular and tops the list. We also recommend trying the Pineapple Fried Rice for a sweet sensation. The Fuzhou Warm Rice Noodles are great to take the edge off of the cold February weather; it is made with thin rice noodles, shrimp and chicken. Lo Mein is also highly suggested, especially the Vegetable. China Jade Restaurant is located at 375 West Shirley Avenue in the Waterloo Shopping Center by Carousel Frozen Treats and Café Torino. They are open seven days a week Monday through Sunday 9:00am to 9:00pm. Their lunch specials run Monday through Friday 11:30am to 3:00pm. They offer dine-in, take-out and delivery services. For more information about China Jade Restaurant or to place an order please give them a call at (540) 349-1382. 53

A Taste of Warrenton 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 nonadvertisers. Please contact us if you believe any information provided is inaccurate. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (540) 341-2044 105 W Lee Highway www.applebees.com

Full-service friendly, affordable restaurant chain. Offers salad bar, lunch combos, and CarsideTo-Go service. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Casual dress.

Black Bear Bistro (540) 428-1005 2/34 Main Street www.blackbearbistro.com

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.

The Brick at Black Bear Bistro (540) 216-3940 34 Main Street

Offering wood-fired brick oven pizzas, Italian inspired appetizers and desserts.

Burger King


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.

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?

(540) 347-3199 34 Broadview Avenue www.bk.com

China Jade

Café Torino

(540) 349-1382 275 W. Lee Highway

(540) 347-2713 388 Waterloo Street cafetorinoandbakery.com

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.

Carousel Frozen Treats (540) 351-0004 346 Waterloo Street www.carouselfrozentreats.com

Soft-serve, milkshakes, fried-oreo’s, smoothies, hot dogs, grilled cheese and boardwalk fries.


China Restaurant

(540) 351-0580 589 Frost Avenue www.chinarestaurantva.com

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).

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Claire’s at the Depot (540) 351-1616 65 S Third Street www.clairesrestaurant.com

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.

Cold Stone Creamery (540) 349-0300 183 W Lee Highway www.coldstonecreamery.com

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.

Country Cookin’

(540) 349-9120 623 Frost Avenue www.countrycookin.com

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.

Covert Cafe

(540) 351-6155 7168 Lineweaver Road www.covertcafe.com

Serving up home-style, hot and cold sandwiches, soups, sweets like gobs and muffins, and side items like potato and macaroni salad.


(540) 347-0401 7323 Comfort Inn Drive www.dennys.com

Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi.

Domino’s Pizza (540) 347-0001 81 W Lee Highway www.dominos.com

El Toro

(540) 341-0126 86 Broadview Avenue

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 Highway #177

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 Drive www.fauquiersprings.com

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.

Five Guy’s Restaurant

(540) 878-2066 6441 Lee Highway www. fiveguys.com

Burgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Uses fresh, never frozen, ground beef.

Foster’s Grille

(540) 349-5776 20 Broadview Avenue www.fostersgrille.com

Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available.


(540) 428-1999 73 Main Street

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 Avenue

Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches.

24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.

El Agave

Great Harvest Bread Co.

(540) 351-0011 251 W Lee Highway www.el-agave.com

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.

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Hidden Julles Café

(540) 316-3121 70 Main Street #22

A cafe serving a wide selection of fresh and organic foods like stacked sandwiches, fruit smoothies, salads and more.

Honeybaked Ham Company (540) 428-0044 251 W Lee Highway

Deli offering sandwiches, soups, and more. Customers will enjoy a variety of sandwiches and soups.

IHOP Restaurant

(540) 428-1820 6445 Lee Highway www. ihop.com

Specializes in breakfast. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken also avail. For lunch and dinner.

Iron Bridge Wine Co.

(540) 349-9339 29 Main Street www. ironbridgewines.com

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.

Jerry’s Subs and Pizza (540) 349-4900 177 W Lee Highway www.jerrysusa.com

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.

Jimmies Market Cafe/Kidwell Caterers/Madison Tea Room (540) 347-1942 22 Main Street

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 Highway www.joeandvinniespizza.net

Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice.

(540) 878-5200 108 Main Street www.warrentonbread.com

Loaves of bread handcrafted using whole grain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery.


A Taste of Warrenton KFC/Long John Silver

Molly’s Irish Pub

Pizza Hut

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.

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.

Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. Online ordering available. Choose from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, p’zone pizzas, and more.

LongHorn Steakhouse

The Natural Marketplace

(540) 347-3900 200 Broadview Avenue www.kfc.com

(540) 341-0392 505 Fletcher Drive www.longhornsteakhouse.com

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.

Mandarin Buffet & Sushi (540) 341-1962 514 Fletcher Drive

Authentic Chinese restaurant offering a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, and meats.


(540) 347-7888 351 Broadview Avenue www.mcdonalds.com

Fast food chain known for Big Mac and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now serving McCafé beverages. Kids play area available.

McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant (540) 347-7200 380 Broadview Avenue www.mcmahonsirishpub.com

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.

Mojitos & Tapas

(540) 349-8833 251 W Lee Highway #157 www.mojitosandtapas.com

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.

(540) 349-5300 36 Main Street www.mollysirishpub.com

(540)349-4111 5 Diagonal Street

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.

Northside 29 (540)347-3704 5037 Lee Highway

Comfort food at its best. Featuring Greek/ American specialities this restaurant is family owned and operated. Banquet room available.

Osaka Japanese Steakhouse (540) 349-5050 139 W Lee Highway

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 Highway www.outback.com

Australian steakhouse. Also offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. Carry out available.

Panera Bread

(540) 341-4362 251 W Lee Highway www.panerabread.com

Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great bread selection. Gourmet coffee and tea also available. Dine in or carry out. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available.

Papa John’s Pizza (540) 349-7172 322 W Lee Highway www.papajohns.com

Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, and dessert also available. Daily specials and features.

(540) 347-5444 95 Broadview Avenue www.pizzahut.com


(540) 349-7171 251 W Lee Highway www.pizzarama.com

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.

Red Truck Bakery (540) 347-2224 22 Waterloo Street www.redtruckbakery.com

Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available.

Red, Hot & Blue

(540) 349-7100 360 Broadview Avenue www.redhotandblue.com

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.

Renee’s Gourmet To Go (540) 347-2935 15 S Third Street

Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or grab-and-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.

Ruby Tuesday

(540) 341-4912 74 Blackwell Park Lane www.rubytuesday.com

American chain restaurant serving your favorite hamburgers, pastas, steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual dress.

Sibby’s Restaurant & Lounge (540) 347-3764 11 S. 2nd Street www.sibbysbbq.com

Catering - Banquet Room. Home of Boss Hawg BBQ


(540) 349-0950 41 W Lee Highway #53 102 Broadview Avenue www.subway.com

Top’s China Restaurant

Waterloo Café

Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.

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) 349-2828 185 W Lee Highway

Restaurant offering subs and pizza. Home of the $5 foot-long. Food is prepared after you order, and everything is prepared fresh daily. Available for dine-in or takeout.

Sunny Hills American Grill 79 Main Street (540) 351-0550

Restaurant conveniently located on Main Street. Offer breakfast until 10:30 am, and burgers, wings, entrees and more for lunch and dinner. Check out their soup du jour as well.

Sweet Frog

(540)359-6401 488 Fletcher Drive www.sweetfrogyogurt.com

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.

Taco Bell

(540) 341-4206 316 W Lee Hwy www.tacobell.com

Open late for fourthmeal cravings. Now offering frutista freeze drinks and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco menu (low fat).

(540) 349-8118 352 Waterloo Street

Tropical Smoothie Café (540) 428-1818 251 W Lee Hwy #679 www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com


(540) 347-5528 281 Broadview Avenue www.wendys.com

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.

Fast food chain offering hamburgers, salads, and chicken nuggets. Also offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Frosty’s available as desert. Casual dress.


Yen Cheng

(540) 347-9669/9666 5063 Lee Highway

(540) 347-4355 294 W Lee Highway www.yencheng.com

Authentic hand-tossed New York style pizza. Dough made fresh daily on premise. Family owned and operated since 1974 - three generations. Voted Best Pizza in 2012.

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.

Vocelli Pizza

(540) 349-5031 484 Blackwell Road www.vocellipizza.com

Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Check for lunch and combo specials.

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Tippy’s Taco House (540) 349-2330 147 W Shirley Avenue www.tippystacohouse.com

Mexican restaurant offering different quality specials everyday. Menu offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts and more. Dine-in or takeout. Open for Breakfast at 7am. Casual dress.

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Oh the Taste of a Local Wine!

Let’s head over to Hume, Virginia for another great local wine tasting! The winery is Hume Vineyards. Their idea, make small batches of wine like NAPA when they first started and small boutique is very much what Hume is today. Stephane and Andrea Baldi do a wonderful job with estate vines and grapes from other vineyards blending some very memorable wines.


The current tasting list includes, Seyval Blan, Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Detour, Vendage Tardive and two newsmakers: the 2013 Silver Medal winner at the Governor’s Cup 2011 Petit Verdot and the 2011 Cabernet Franc featured in this past May issue of Wine Enthusiast. As I mentioned I liked the Cabernet Franc the best and as it ages I believe this will be a great dinner wine with nicely grilled meats like a New York strip or Filet Mignon. Their style lends itself to bigger wines similar to the Bordeaux style, while the lighter white wines are delicious too. Try the Viognier with a seared sea scallop and a little Thai ginger cucumber sauce - amazing! Hume Vineyards is child friendly, picnic friendly and of course dog friendly, stop in and visit sometime. Bob Grouge has been a resident of Fauquier County since the fall of 1988 from his move from Vienna, Virginia. He has 21 years of restaurant experience and 12 years of automobile experience prior to becoming the General Manager of “The Bridge,” and currently now the owner as of October 2012. He has a full family being married to Kimberly with two children Kelsey and Grayson, daughter and son respectively. He also has 1 dog, Lily, along with two cats buried in the backyard and 1 fish in an empty hummus cup... buried with the cats! 58

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