Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine June 2016

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FLIGHT The Flying Circus begins another season with hairraising thrills, family fun, and education for all ages! Photo by Vernon Wells


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June is an awesome month. But I’m biased. Because it’s my birth month. June is the best month to have a birthday, in my opinion, especially as a kid. It’s in the summer, so you’re out of school. The weather is perfect for riding your bike until it’s dark. And it’s exactly halfway through the year, so you get presents every six months! I don’t mind getting older. I really don’t. I keep telling my husband, Seth, that I’m going to be a “really cool old person” when I grow up. Someone like actress Dame Judi Dench or author Louise Penny. Ladies like that just make me want to rock my golden years. Speaking of June being the best, it’s time for the 11th Annual Best of Warrenton Awards! The Best Of Warrenton Awards allows you to show your local pride and support the small businesses that make our community so unique and so loved. There’s a focus on small businesses and shop local, so you won’t find many big box or out-of-town establishments. We at Warrenton Lifestyle magazine and Piedmont Press & Graphics are thrilled to partner with you in this special, once-a-year opportunity to showcase the absolute best Warrenton has to offer. Find our announcement spread in this issue and then go online to submit your ballot! You can find the voting link on our website at WarrentonLifestyle.com or via our Facebook page @WarrentonLifestyle. Vote for a minimum of 15 out of 68 categories and you will be entered to win a $300 cash prize! Voting runs now through July 8 and winners will be announced in the August issue. Don’t see your favorites on the list? Please email accounting@piedmontpress.com so we can better craft the awards for next year. Happy voting and Happy June.

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John King describes his life spent with the Bealeton Flying Circus by Rebekah Grier





Parts of the 19th Century village recall busier days by John T. Toler Tom Benjamin and A Future Without Poverty by Aimée O’Grady

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Run Away

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f you’ve lived in Fauquier County for any length of time and haven’t seen the Flying Circus, you’re missing out. Big time. The post-WWI barnstorm-themed show has 20 pilots, over a dozen acts (including aerobatics, wing walkers, and comedy), airplane rides, and an airplane “petting zoo” for visitors to thrill over and enjoy. Going into its 47th year, the Bealeton Flying Circus was originally founded in 1969 as a WWI-themed aerial production. Only a couple years later, the Circus was in danger of closing. A group of pilots who were part of the Circus, including John King, banded together to buy out the Circus and rights to the property. “We didn’t want to let it go,” King said. “We thought it was kind of neat. Maybe we were dumb, we didn’t realize what we were getting ourselves into.” After a fair amount of historic research, the new Circus “narrowed it down to a show that has education, comedy, and just some real exciting pieces of aviation” with a barnstormer theme to fit the type of airplanes available to the new owners. The “barnstormer” idea comes from the days following WWI when pilots would fly their planes right down Main Street and advertise an air show and rides at the nearest farmer’s field. During a time when airplanes were relatively new inventions, these barnstormer

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shows were large local draws. The Circus now draws about 200 to 300 guests every Sunday (more for their annual Hot Air Balloon Festival), a comfortably-sized crowd for the expansive field where the show is held. Despite the size, King said, “no one feels squished.” Every pilot or ground crew member at the Circus is a volunteer. “It’s not a charity, but everybody wants to be here so much that we’re willing to donate our time and our resources to make sure the Flying Circus succeeds,” King said. The $15 admission fee (which hasn’t changed in years) goes right back into the circus, helping lease the planes and keep up the grounds. Some upgrades have been made over recent years, including a snack bar, pavilions, gift shop, and restrooms. “That was a tremendous


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change for the Flying Circus. We’re civilized out here now.” But the Circus doesn’t want to be too civilized and take away from what you would have felt going out to a real barnstorm air show in a farmer’s field. King said they’ve finally built everything they wanted. There’s a wide range of acts at the Flying Circus. Of particular popularity and excitement are the wing walkers and the aerobatic flights. “The wing walk is the most exciting because people really can’t believe that someone’s going to get out and walk on the wing. And our aerobatic flight is quite exciting. It’s noisy and loud and fast and there’s smoke and the maneuvers he does are pretty exciting. One of our super-acro acts is one of the best high performance aerobatic airplanes in the world. And the guy

that flies it is tremendous. Just mind boggling what he can do.” Of course there’re also some comedy acts and at the end of the show all the airplanes are parked on the field for visitors to come see and touch, maybe even snag a ride. “We’ve just never had anyone say that they didn’t like what we’re doing. It’s so unique that every Sunday you come out here, you can see an air show, go for an airplane ride. There’s nowhere else in the country you can do that,” King mused. John King, who has been with the Flying Circus since he was a young pilot, is also the President of the organization and has been for the past ten to 15 years. Four generations of the King family have enjoyed the Circus and participated at some level. King, whose father was a Navy and airline pilot, knew from a very young


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age that he also wanted to spend his career in aviation as a pilot. After attending college for a few semesters as an industrial education major, he got a call from United Airlines. “The fellow said, ‘We’re hiring. How quickly can you get out to Denver?’ And I said, ‘I’ll be there tomorrow!” And he said, ‘No, a week. We’ll get you a ticket if you can be here in a week and we’ll put you in class.’” It was during the Vietnam war when pilots were scarce and although the Boeing 737 had been built to accommodate two pilots instead of three, the unions said ‘no’ and airlines had to scramble to hire third pilots for their aircraft. King’s class was transferred to Chicago where he stayed for two years. In the meantime, King’s father joined the original Flying Circus near its inception and one day called his son, saying, “You need to get back here to Washington as soon as you can, because there’s something really neat going on!” “We came out to a show and recognized that, yeah, this is great,” King said. “To be able to do this every week and share the airplanes with the public. A lot of times when you have a little airplane, you don’t have an opportunity to share it with anybody. You go out and you fly and you see people watching, but you don’t know whether to offer them a ride and liability and all kinds of stuff. You just don’t


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have an opportunity to share as much. Out here, it’s incredible. People are coming out here for a purpose and then the opportunity to show them old time aviation and even some very new things, is incredible.” After moving back to Baltimore and commuting every Sunday into Bealeton, King and his wife decided to purchase property with King’s parents and all move out to Opal to be closer to the Circus. Ten minutes to be exact. Of course, of great priority was finding a long, flat stretch of property that could include a runway. They finally found one and built the airplane hangars first. The entire King family has been involved with the Circus. “It’s been a family thing. My mom would come out here and run the snack bar, my dad would fly. I would fly. My wife would work in the gift shop or the snack bar. And we had four kids. It was crazy. By the time we got ‘em home, they were filthy dirty. We’d just let them play.” King’s father was still at the Circus the year he died - he’d built a little hydraulics kiddie ride in the shape of an airplane that he would let the kids “fly.” King’s son and sister used to be two of the wing walkers, with King’s


father flying the plane. “It really takes someone special because you’ve got someone’s life out there on the wing.” Despite King’s own impressive airline career, he said of his father, “My dad was pretty ground-breaking, flew some pretty neat stuff. And I always said, ‘I’ll never be able to beat that.’ And then I learned how to fly the balloons, and he didn’t. So I beat him on that one!” The Flying Circus Hot Air Balloon Festival has been held annually since the early ‘70s. King, who spent his entire career with United Airlines, explained his fortune, “I was incredibly lucky. Most pilots you talk to get promoted and then go work for this airline and then get promoted and go work for that airline. I got hired when I was twenty-one and a half years old (you had to be 21 to fly for United) and flew for United Airlines for thirtyeight and a half years. I was very, very, very, very lucky.” King, now 68-years-old, was the first pilot to fly the Capital to Capital route from Washington Dulles to Beijing, China, in the Boeing 747. He says it was perhaps his most memorable moment flying. But King had a different goal as a pilot. His goal was to fly all the

Boeing airplanes. He started out in the 737 and eventually worked his way through the 727, 737, 757, 767, 777, saving the 747 as his retirement plane. “It was the biggest plane in the world and it’s this strange feeling to realize that you’ve got this many people on board and you’re going this distance all the way around the world. It’s just kind of mind boggling to think you can do that safely and comfortably,” King said. Now, King is satisfied flying his Stearman. Flying has always been more than just a job for King, but even when choosing his profession, “I never really thought about too much else.” Besides his Boeing Stearman PT17, King owns a Citabria, a 1947 Bellanca, and a Waco UPF7 - one of only four in existence in the world. Oh, and two hot air balloons. When asked about his favorite part of the air show, King replied, “After the show, we taxi all the airplanes up the fenceline, shut everything down, and let everyone come out to look at the airplanes. And at that point we get to talk to all the folks and get their reactions. And that’s what’s so much fun. Just people from all walks of life, experiences, and yet they all say the Flying Circus is fantastic, they’ve never seen anything like it. Over the years, which we’ve been here a long time, we’ve had adults coming back that are now airline pilots, military pilots, civilian pilots and they went on their first ride or had their first introduction to aviation out here.” King went on to say, “Our purpose is not to make money. It’s $15 to get in. You can’t go to a movie for $15. It’s to share the airplanes. We make enough to be able to afford to keep them and just make an opportunity for something that we would have loved to have had as kids. We’re just reliving our childhood and getting to do things we wished we’d had an opportunity to do.” Convinced that the Circus will be around for many more years, when asked where he sees himself over the next decade, King answered, “Well, I hope I’m still here! I hope that I can provide leadership to keep this place going. Maintaining the goals that I think the majority of the pilots have in mind. And providing a link between today’s aviation and the old time aviation.” ❖

The Flying Circus is located at 5114 Ritchie Road, Bealeton, VA 22712 and is open May through October with air shows held on Sundays. For more information visit flyingcircusairshow.com or call 540-439-8661.

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ainvestment sunny Adding solar power is now a viable option. by Paula L. Combs

It’s like buying a new car -- except this one pays you back, said Warrenton resident Tiffany Parker, referring to the rooftop solar system recently installed at her home. Parker and her husband Watsun Randolph decided to take the plunge last year and participate in the Piedmont Environmental Council’s Solarize program, a grassroots campaign that helps residents install solar systems.

Solar power has gotten a lot of coverage recently, but many homeowners still don’t know how to get it and who to get it from. This is where local solarize campaigns come in. “Solarize Piedmont helps demystify the process. It’s geared toward home installation, but it also helps residents find out if solar is right for their business or

Thirty-eight solar panels are installed on the east facing rooftop of the newly renovated headquarters of the PEC on Horner Street.


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how the solarize piedmont campaign works If you are interested in putting solar power on your home, farm or office building, fill out the signup form at pecva.org/ solarize. After filling out the form, you will need to fill out a “Letter of Interest” and email LEAP a copy of your recent electric bills.

PEC staff members pose with SSFA members next to a full-sized solar panel during installation.

farm, too,” explained Chris Miller, PEC President. To announce the launch of their second campaign, PEC held an event on April 5 at their headquarters office in Old Town Warrenton and showcased their recently installed solar system. “Over the last year, we underwent a renovation and expansion of our office, installing geothermal heating and cooling, LED lighting and a number of other energy efficiency options. And we felt like solar was a natural fit for us as well,” said Miller. The campaign is a joint partnership between PEC, Local Energy Alliance Program, Northern Virginia Regional Commission and Solar Solutions for All. “Solarize has been very successful in having organizations like PEC provide people information and opportunity to go solar, and it’s a great benefit to everybody,” said Bob Lazaro, director of regional energy and sustainability policy at NVRC. Solar power is on the rise in Virginia, but it’s moving slowly in relation to its

neighbors Maryland and North Carolina. “There’s more solar in Frederick County, Maryland than there is in all of Virginia,” Lazaro explained. At the kickoff event, Delegate Randy Minchew spoke about trying to make Virginia more solar-friendly. He had a hopeful message for the crowd, “I’m optimistic that some of the electrical companies will smell the coffee and realize that working with renewable energy development is good for them and good for our Commonwealth as a whole.” “If you have a good location for panels, these prices mean a new solar installation presents a better investment than most IRAs. We’ve done the research on equipment and installers so you can be confident in making the big move to clean energy,” said Andrew Grigsby, executive director at LEAP. Solarize Piedmont runs through June 15, 2016, and is available to residents in Albemarle, Clarke, Culpeper, Fauquier, Greene, Loudoun, Madison, Orange and Rappahannock Counties “In the end, PEC decided on a

Then, LEAP will do a satellite assessment to see if your property has solar potential. If your property has solar potential, LEAP will pass your information along to the solar installer, Solar Solutions for All, who will get in touch with you and schedule a site visit. After that, LEAP will create a proposal tailored just for you, and they walk you through the financing options. If you decide to move forward, the installer obtains all the necessary permits, orders the materials and equipment, and takes care of the installation.

photovoltaic system of 38 panels — it’s just under 10kW in size and cost around $34,000. As a non-profit, we can’t take advantage of the tax credit that residential and business customers can, but it’s still a good long-term investment for us. Over a 25-year life span, we expect as high as a 7.5 percent rate of return,” said Miller. ❖

Fauquier County native Paula Combs studied journalism and communications at the University of Colorado. Her career began in film production and photography in Los Angeles, but she later transitioned to the environmental field to help make a difference. In 2014, she returned to Virginia and became the senior editor and writer for The Piedmont Environmental Council.


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Intermediate Care Nursery Reopens at Fauquier Hospital Family Birthing Center


hen a child is born premature, he or she may have respiratory issues, jaundice, or present other difficulties that require special attention. Fauquier Hospital’s recently renovated Intermediate Care Nursery can provide around-the-clock care for newborns that are born after 32 weeks and are at least 3.3 pounds. Before Fauquier Health opened the ICN in 2013, these babies were transferred to a neonatal intensive care unit in Northern Virginia or at the University of Virginia. The ICN also cares for babies born addicted to opioids. ICN RN Beverlyn Silberbauer said, “Sometimes it takes months for those babies to go through the withdrawal process. Our job is to make sure the baby is healthy and the mom has the support she needs to take care of her baby when they go home.” Neonatologist Dr. Elsie Mainali agreed, “We see quite a number of these babies.” Beverlyn explained that each of the tiny patient beds is equipped with a myriad of monitoring equipment: a scale, and temperature and humidity controls. “The temperature control keeps the infant’s body temperature stable, and the humidity regulator protects the baby’s delicate skin.” Stations are also equipped with phototherapy lamps and special blankets that cover the small, pod-like beds so that the babies can rest in complete darkness – “just as if they are still in utero.” There are “portholes” in the sides of the beds, so parents can reach in and interact with their babies easily. Silberbauer said, “Even with


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the portholes open, the air inside the bed doesn’t leave and the air from the outside doesn’t get in, so the temperature stays consistent. It’s amazing technology.” In addition to enlarging the space from four to seven beds, Dr. Mainali said that other highly specialized equipment for atrisk babies has been added. The security system has been updated and new isolates and radiant warmers have been installed, as have wireless scanners for medication, mobile computers, and respiratory equipment. “We are truly state-of-theart,” she said. The ICN will be staffed with two neonatal intensive care unit registered nurses 24 hours a day. Respiratory services, lactation experts, case management workers, an RN clinical coordinator and another physician will support the effort. Dr. Mainali added, “All nurses have Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) certification. Most come from higherlevel care nurseries and have years of experience.” Fauquier Health’s ICN also has a collaborative relationship with neonatologists at the University of Virginia’s Neonatal Intensive Care Nursery, to ensure local babies have the resources of a university-level facility. Dr. Mainali explained, “We currently have telemedicine capabilities. Experts at UVA are able to receive data about a newborn in our nursery, examine the baby remotely, and work with our staff via video feed.” The nursery features open visiting hours, and mothers are encouraged to breastfeed their babies if they choose.


Neonatologist Two private rooms Dr. Elsie Mainali can accommodate looks after a newborns who need newborn in the readmission after being Intermediate home. When babies are Care Nursery ready to be discharged, in Fauquier Hospital’s Family parents are invited Birthing Center. to stay overnight in a private room and work with nursing services to understand how to care for their newborns. Dr. Mainali said that Fauquier Health Home Care Services is available to visit mom and baby at home to assist with any lingering issues. “We want to ensure that there is a smooth transition.” CPR training for parents is available prior to discharge and outpatient lactation services have recently been added. Community pediatricians are invited to visit with their patients in the ICN. All newborns that are admitted to the ICN are under the care of Dr. Mainali, who said, “We view it as a collaborative effort and understand that the community pediatricians are guiding care after discharge. Having their engagement and ensuring we are communicating effectively is a priority.” ❖

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Consumer Egg Descriptions

ggs are an ingredient used and consumed by the majority of the population. Welfare and health concerns for produce animals such as chickens increases as people become more aware of the origin and quality of food. We have all seen labels indicating “cage free,” “free range,” “vegetarian fed,” etc., but what does it all mean? Traditionally, chickens are kept in small cages with limited quality of life. The information below is to help you decipher nomenclature used regarding animal welfare, introduce the basics of food quality grades, and clarify labels that may appear on egg cartons. This will help consumers make more informed decisions.


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Labels can be misleading, which is why the USDA has provided specific definitions for egg producers and distributors when putting produce information on cartons. As consumers demand for labeling increases, so does the need for clarification and standardization of produce jargon. Local or Locally Produced: Shell eggs must originate from a source flock(s) located less than 400 miles from the processing facility or within the state in which the eggs originated from and were processed in. Vegetarian Fed / Feed: Producer must maintain documentation that no animal byproducts were used to feed }

or water the flock(s) and must provide documentation to a USDA representative upon request. No Hormones / No Steroids: This production claim is acceptable for use, provided, it is clarified through a qualifying statement, such as: “No hormones (or steroids) are used in the production of shell eggs.” If the qualifying statement is placed on the inside lid, there must be an asterisk placed next to the No Hormones (or Steroids) claim on the information panel. Then, an asterisk must be placed in front of the qualifying statement. Antibiotics Claim: Labels such as: “No Added Antibiotics,” “No Antibiotics Administered,” or “No Antibiotics were

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processing means that the product was processed in a manner that does not fundamentally alter the product. The label must include a statement explaining the meaning of the term natural (such as “no artificial ingredients; minimally processed”). Many consumers are confused as to what this actually means. The term “natural” should not be confused with organic or hormone free. Natural has no significance to animal welfare and is not an indicator as to the quality of life or maintenance of a flock. Cage Free and Farm Fresh: Terms often used to depict a certain image in the consumer’s mind of happy chickens roaming a farm. Unfortunately these terms are not labels defined by the USDA or Certified Humane as standards for raising livestock. Certified Humane Raised and Handled: Certified Humane is a non-profit organization that strives to uphold animal rearing and slaughter standards for the health and welfare of livestock. Products deemed Certified Humane are required to have regular inspections of farms and slaughter facilities in order to be labeled as such.

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iking in our neighborhood, especially on the many hundreds of trails in the Shenandoah National Park (SNP), generally is a healthy and fun pastime for everyone. But with hiking, a little preparation goes a long way to ensure that the hike is both enjoyable and safe. As long as a hiker takes appropriate precautions before and during a hike, the problems that can come up – getting lost, getting blisters, spraining an ankle, encountering unexpected weather changes, running out of water, stepping in poison ivy, or finding the trail blocked by a snake or a bear – can be avoided. PLANNING YOUR HIKE Although trails in the SNP, especially the more popular ones, are all very well marked, it is important to map out each hike from beginning to end and understand the distances, intersections, elevations, and stream crossings involved. It is also important to ensure that the hike matches with everyone’s physical condition. One of the best tools to help in planning a hike can be found


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Even though bears are wild animals, black bears, the only ones roaming the SNP, are shy and rarely cause injury to humans. Should you suddenly come across a bear on the trail, please adhere to the rules of the Guide to Shenandoah National Park about Bears and Other Animals (guidetosnp.com): 1) Stop. It may sound silly, but make sure the bear is aware of you by stopping and talking to it. “Hey Bear. Yo, Bear” is fine. The bear will probably stop when it sees or hears you and hightail it away from you as fast as possible. 2) Take extra precaution around a cub or a mother and cub. Mother bears are very protective of their cubs. Never get between a mother and cub and if you see a cub, back off slowly. The mother will be nearby and will not be happy to find someone near her baby. 3) Take photographs from a distance. If you are fortunate enough to see a bear, it’s fine to take a photo from a distance. It is

a tennis ball when packed and weighing only 2.5 ounces, belongs in every hiking backpack. The blanket reflects up to 90 percent of your body’s heat back to you. Hot and humid summer days can bring on the dangers of heat problems ranging from sunburn to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. It is essential that you properly hydrate and carry sufficient water and electrolytes to last through the entire hike to avoid these issues. Getting caught in a storm with thunder and lightning can be very frightening, but the odds of being struck by lightning are very low. However, it is best to take shelter in a group of smaller trees or in the forest and stay clear of open hilltops or ridges, large boulders, rocky overhangs, or shallow caves. SHARING THE TRAIL When you hike in the backcountry, you are essentially walking through the home of certain animals and plants and should therefore respect their habitat. In most cases you will not have any problems with them, as long as you let them know that you’re coming through and keep your distance. BEARS: The SNP is home to about 500 black bears, and the sighting of one is always the highlight of a hike.


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A comprehensive historic and architectural survey was done for the National Register of Historic Places (NR) in 2003 by Architectural Historian Maral S. Kalbian and Research Historian Margaret Peters. Their findings resulted in the creation of the New Baltimore Historic District, which was added to the Virginia Landmarks Registry in 2003 and the NR in 2004. The boundaries of the 88-acre historic district are generally along a section of Old Alexandria Turnpike north of U.S. 29, just past the intersection with Georgetown Road, and the area west of U.S. 29. It includes the structures built on lots in the village, and two rural historic properties on Beverley’s Mill Road. Twenty-five individual properties are in the district, which includes 56 contributing (historic) and 17 non-contributing (modern or significantly altered) structures. An old map of New Baltimore indicates that there were two mills on South Run, but no archeological evaluation of the possible sites was done for the survey. Like many 19th century villages in Virginia, New Baltimore developed along the early roads that passed through it. The Warrenton-to-Alexandria Turnpike, completed in the early


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The best-known structure in the village is the brick, Federal-style tavern built by James Hampton in 1823. Gen. Lafayette was entertained there when he stopped in New Baltimore during his 1825 American tour. A private residence for many years, the building has been enlarged with five additions.

there were 14 improved lots in the village. William Hunton’s property passed to his son, William G. Hunton, who lived in the main house at The Cedars (later renamed East View, and today known as Fauquier Farm) which is said to have been built about 1825, but may date as early as 1800. A dower house, known today as Quail Hollow, was built for their daughter down the hill from the main house in 1845.

1820s, brought a significant number of travelers and teamsters transporting farm goods through the region. Most of the land on which New Baltimore was built was originally owned by William Hunton (d. 1830), whose family came to Fauquier County from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in the mid-1700s. The Hunton home was at nearby Fairview, and their property included most of what became New Baltimore. The original plan for the village included 25 acres along the turnpike. It was first called Ball’s Mill or Ball’s Store, so named for William Ball, who owned a store and one of the mills. “Local historians speculate that the name New Baltimore was chosen by Ball, who was also an agent for the Niles Register, a Baltimore, Maryland newspaper,” according to the NR survey. “Perhaps Ball was attempting to promote his community as a great center of commerce, not unlike Baltimore.” Named as trustees of the village in 1822 by an act of the Virginia General Assembly were Owen Thomas, James Saunders, John Hampton, Armistead Utterback and Martin Carter. The incorporators first met on March 29, 1823 at James Hampton’s tavern in the village. Early lot purchasers included Mary Ball, who bought three, and Richard Chew, Thomas Roach and James Hampton, who each bought one. Charles and Eppa Hunton acquired three lots in 1827, and by 1833,


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BUILDING THE VILLAGE The original plan called for the main street running through the village to be called “Washington Street,” and a parallel street – never built – was to have been “Jefferson Street.” Cross streets, also never built, were named Crawford, Franklin, Madison and Monroe. “The buildings within the district along Old Alexandria Turnpike were all uniformly set back from the road, and feature welllandscaped yards,” according to the NR survey. “The area comprising the western portion of the town that bordered South Run was called ‘The Wharf,’ although there is no indication that any boat traffic ever existed. The eastern part of the town was called ‘Fell’s Point,’ again suggesting the connections with Baltimore, Maryland.” The New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of Virginia, compiled in 1835 by Joseph Martin, described New Baltimore as having 115 residents, including two physicians. There were 17 dwellings, two stores, a


tavern, an academy, several commercial establishments, and the Broad Run Baptist Church, established in 1762. Also mentioned were a tanyard, wheelwright shop, a blacksmith, boot and shoe factory and two wheat fan factories. The New Baltimore Academy, a prestigious boys’ school founded in 1827, was located on a hill on the eastern edge of the village. Trustees were William G. Hunton, Dr. Philip A. Klipstein, Owen Thomas, Eppa Hunton, Dr. William T. Dyer, James Hampton and Willis Utterback. An account published in the New Baltimore Journal in 1882 recalled that the academy was “...the crowning glory and pride of New Baltimore,” and noted that nearly every home in the village “...that could accommodate boarders was taxed to the utmost capacity with students.” An economic downturn in the mid-1850s took its toll on New Baltimore. Property values plummeted, and during the 185556 session, the Virginia General Assembly repealed the act that had incorporated the village. Its property was then taxed as general rural real estate, and New Baltimore as a singular entity no longer officially existed. The Civil War had a serious and direct impact on New Baltimore. The New Baltimore Academy closed by the end of 1861, and in the spring of 1862, newlyarrived Union Gen. Edwin B. Stoughton and his staff commandeered The Cedars for

Quail Hollow was the dower house built for William G. and Catherine Hunton’s daughter, Lucy B. Hunton Gaskins, in 1845. Originally a typical I-house, wings were added ca. 1900, 1947 and 1968.

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Top: The original section of this house was a tall, two-story, two-bay frame structure with an exterior stone chimney, dating to ca. 1830. Side and rear wings were added later. Once the home of the Laing family, it was later owned by Adm. and Mrs. Redfield Mason, for whom Mason Lane was named. Bottom: A vernacular structure built in three phases, this house at 5258 Old Alexandria Turnpike started with a ca. 1825 log section. The two-story log or frame addition to the east was built in the mid-19th century, and the two-story ell off the east section appears to be from the late 19th century.


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REMARKABLE OLD BUILDINGS Only five structures mentioned in Martin’s 1835 Gazetteer survive today. Most notable of these is James Hampton’s brick, federal-style tavern, built in 1823. “Although commonly believed to have been constructed around 1810 by William Ball, recent research indicates the building was in fact constructed about ten years later by James Hampton,” according to the NR survey. “The Marquis de Lafayette stopped at the tavern in 1825, as did President Andrew Jackson in 1832.” Hampton acquired the lot for his tavern in 1822. Tax records for 1824 set the value of the new building at $1,200. He was granted his first license to operate a “house of private entertainment in the Town of New Baltimore” from the Fauquier County Court on May 27, 1823. Following its use as an inn, the building was used as a saddlery, schoolhouse, store and residence. Over the years, it has been enlarged

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Left: The ca. 1825 home at 5274 Old Alexandria Turnpike was originally a two-story log structure. The slightly taller gable-roofed section was built later, and the two parts joined by a shed-roofed porch. To the rear of the log section is a two-story wing. Right: Built on the site of the New Baltimore Academy (1827-1861) this building on Old Alexandria Turnpike was a county public school from 1915 to 1946. It was later remodeled and converted to duplex apartments. The property is still referred to as the “Academy Lot.”

Historic District due to their connection with the village. The Cedars, once the home of William G. Hunton and his wife Catherine, sits on a hilltop above U.S. 29 between the Old Alexandria Turnpike and Beverley’s Mill Road. A memorable incident occurred in 1862, when Gen. Stoughton had his headquarters there. William G. Hunton had died in 1856, leaving his widow Catherine to run the farm. It is likely that when she was forced to leave the main house, she stayed with her daughter, Mrs. Lucy Gaskins, in the dower house nearby. Lucy’s husband, William E. Gaskins, a Confederate officer, was elsewhere fighting. As described in Eugene M. Scheel’s Guide to Fauquier (1976): “Mrs. Hunton, a widow, pleaded with Gen. Stoughton not to take her last old grey mare. The general replied, ‘Madame, if you prove yourself a loyal woman, you can have the horse.’ Drawing herself to full height, she replied, ‘Sir-r-r, the horse is your-r-rs,’ and swept from the room. Gen. Stoughton’s aide was so impressed by the scene that he drew a pen picture of the scene with the above caption, which is still there on the parlor wall.” Mrs. Hunton lost the horse, but could move back into her home later in the year. She no doubt got some satisfaction when she learned that in March 1863, her fellow Fauquier County Confederate Capt. John S. Mosby and his rangers had raided the

with five additions, “…but the main core is remarkably intact,” according to the NR survey. Other contributing structures on the property include the garage, shed and carriage house. It is referred to by some as the “Wadsworth House,” since prominent architect R. J. Wadsworth once lived there. It has been the home of the James Yergin family since 1987. Other buildings erected in the village during the first half of the 19th century are described as “modest vernacular log dwellings that have been enlarged with later additions” in the NR survey. Among these are the ca. 1825 houses at present-day 5274 and 5258 Old Alexandria Turnpike; the ca. 1830 house at 6425 Mason Lane; and the ca. 1840 houses at 5265 and 5263 Old Alexandria Turnpike. The house at 5277 Old Alexandria Turnpike is a little newer, dating to 1850. Two properties outside of the village were included in the New Baltimore

home in Fairfax Courthouse where Gen. Stoughton was sleeping. He was captured in his bedclothes, and brought south through New Baltimore as a prisoner-of-war. The Cedars, now called Fauquier Farm, was later owned by the Gaskins, Gray and Triplett families. The historic home and the fields around it have been owned by the Kube family since 1950. In agricultural use for nearly 200 years, Polled Hereford cattle are raised there. Two acres and the old dower house were cut from the original Hunton tract in 1947 and sold to Mr. and Mrs. Harry Mills, who named the property Quail Hollow. It was sold to Mr. and Mrs. John C. Pennie in 1959, and remained in the family when it was sold to Mr. and Mrs. John T. Toler in 1980. In summarizing what was found while conducting the NR survey, the authors noted, “What is particularly significant about the community of New Baltimore is that its name has continued to be an identifying factor in so many land transactions in the area for nearly 190 years. “Indeed, the construction of U.S. 29 from Alexandria to Warrenton in the 1920s that bypassed New Baltimore allowed the tiny village to survive more-or-less intact into the 21st century. It is an important surviving example of a 19th century community that served as a focal point for the surrounding rural setting in which it lies.” ❖

John Toler is an author and historian who has served Fauquier County for over 50 years, including four decades with the Fauquier-Times Democrat. 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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my insistence affected his decisions, but there was never any indication that he was thinking of remarrying. At age 12 I was preparing, along with my classmates, to attend graduation from what was called Junior High School. In those days, boys of that age wore knickers and my father had bought me a brand new navy blue suit in preparation for that event. The Sunday before that event he allowed me to proudly wear this new suit to Sunday School. Following Sunday School I decided to walk to the creek that emptied into the bay. At one point I stepped from the dock onto a

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comparatively small boat. My weight moved away from the dock and I dropped into water over my head. I was not afraid of the water, but immediately thought of what would be waiting for me at home when my dad found I had completely dirtied the suit.

My father did proudly attend my graduation as he did my high school graduation four years later. Following each event he took me to the ice cream store where I was treated to a huge banana split sundae. In those days parents didn’t give automobiles as graduation gifts. Now 95-years-old, I realize that I was not an easy son to raise. I recall the days when my boyhood chum and I would go to the stationery store and surreptitiously buy magazines that had risqué stories. I came to the conclusion that I was a better writer, wrote a sizzling story of my own, bound it into a nice book with skills learned from my earning a Scout merit badge – and my father found the book! He opened the top cover of the coal stove and quietly dropped the book onto the red hot coals. No conversation needed. This same boyhood chum and I had worked up a shoplifting system where one of us would hold the owner’s attention while the other would pocket wanted items. Filled with the sense of my own super skills I decided that I didn’t need any help. One day I went into the store, quietly chose my items, and the owner caught me. Keep in mind that this was a small village where “everyone knew everyone.” Did I worry about being arrested? Was I afraid of the police being called? To this day I remember my plea: “Please don’t tell my father!” He didn’t tell my father and I never shoplifted again. For the seven years from the death of my mother when I was nine until my high school graduation when I was 16, my father remained with me day after day, month after month, year after year – playing catch using just his left hand, having me in bed by 8 p.m., buying me books for Christmas and my birthday, encouraging my taking care of pigeons and chickens. And proudly saving all my report cards. I am convinced that as difficult as it was, my father’s constant care of me was his way of expressing his continuing love for the wife and mother we lost. ❖

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Fauquier girl to her core, author Tabitha Caplinger, who now resides in Missouri, still considers Warrenton her home town, “it is forever etched in my heart and mind.” So much so that Caplinger even set her debut novel, The Chronicle of the Three: Bloodline, in a place mirrored after her favorite small town. Spending most of her childhood, from kindergarten through high school, in Warrenton, Caplinger, now 36-years-old, has many fond memories of times spent in town. Caplinger’s father was a pastor at Warrenton Assembly of God church and worked at The Paint Shop in Old Town, where Caplinger remembers spending Thursday mornings with her dad at what used to be Earthly Paradise, having coffee or hot chocolate. “Warrenton has special meaning for me. I consider it my home town. It’s definitely my favorite small town, there’s just no place like Warrenton. It’s cool and eclectic and friendly. I love everything about it. I love the small town feel and the traditions that make it feel like home. Every time I see a friend post (on Facebook) about the festivals or First Fridays or Evening Under the Stars or Christmas Parade, any of those things, my husband and I get really nostalgic and miss being there,” Caplinger said. After attending Liberty High School, Caplinger enrolled at Sweetbriar College, near Lynchburg. After a few semesters there, Caplinger decided to follow her heart into ministry and returned home to earn her pastoral credentialing via correspondence through the Assemblies of God. Caplinger and her husband both earned their pastoral credentialing and served as youth pastors at The Bridge Community Church in Warrenton from 2010 to 2013. In 2014, Caplinger, her husband, and their two young daughters moved to Missouri to continue student ministry in St. Louis. “I’m technically not local anymore. But I’m local in my heart.” It took Caplinger six months from writing the first chapters of her book to showing them to anyone. Three years later, she’s

planning a Christian science-fiction thriller trilogy that she hopes opens up conversations and encourages readers with the book’s message: “You are chosen. You are loved. You are never alone.” The Chronicle of the Three: Bloodline, tells the story of Zoe Andrews, a teen struggling with the death of her parents only to discover that she is the Daughter of the Three, an ancient bloodline tasked with saving the world from being overcome by the powers of darkness.

Q. Where did you find the ideas and inspiration for this book? A. “My imagination works overtime while I’m falling asleep. I love watching TV, I love watching movies, I constantly feel like I have some story going on in my head. The chronicle itself, the book inside the book, is what popped into my head first. And that expanded to that idea of, what if there was this biblical bloodline that had a more supernatural slant? It snowballed from there into the full story.”

Q. How did you decide on this specific genre? A. “It’s definitely an interest for me, it’s something I enjoy. I like those kinds of movies. I like those kinds of television shows. Things with a bit of a dark twist - which isn’t normal for a lot of mainstream Christian fiction, but that’s just what I enjoy. I enjoyed the story as it was going on inside my head, so I thought maybe other people would, too. From the standpoint of Christian fiction, it’s not something that is out there a lot. You have Frank Peretti, you have Ted Decker, who are amazing authors and best sellers, and they tend to be a little bit darker.”

Q. When did you start writing The Chronicle of the Three? A. “A couple years ago. I just jotted down notes, just a really quick outline of this basic story, it probably took me about year to get the first five chapters written. That was painful. How to start it, where to start it. Then, right after we moved to Missouri in 2014, I had the



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first five chapters done. No one had read it, I didn’t really talk about it. It was just this little thing that I played with and hoped one day it would be something. And then I ended up having a conversation with one of our college students and she asked if she could read it. I said yes and then wondered why. She really enjoyed it and said, “when are you going to have the next chapter?” So then it was like, “okay, now I have to have a next chapter!” She and her sisters have been my own little fan group because they were always waiting on the next chapter and it motivated me to write. The book got finished in the beginning of the summer last year. In the meantime, I sent it to every agent and publisher on the planet and Vox Dei picked it up and it released in November.”

Q. What became your vision or motivation for writing the book? A. “As funny as it sounds, it’s this really vulnerable thing to make up a story because you don’t know if people are going to like it, what they’re going to think about it. Having people who enjoyed it and were anticipating it was really a great motivation to move forward and not just tuck it under the rug and think that it’s not ever going to be anything. It was a boost to my own self-confidence to actually do the work and finish. They (the students) were such an encouragement to keep going. And not to sound cliche pastoral, but I want people to have these glimpses of hope and faith, and for whoever reads it to see, just like that first dedication, you are chosen, you are loved, and you are never alone. That keeps me focused on the end game, that’s really the most important part. Obviously to have sales and to

make money is really nice, and I would be lying if I didn’t say it’s not a priority. But I hope it can speak something more than an enjoyable story. But even if it’s just an enjoyable story, that’s worth while to me, too.”

Q. Are any of the locations in the book directly based on Warrenton landmarks? A. “When I think Warrenton, I immediately think Old Town and those little historic areas. So, Main Street in the book, that’s what I think about, that’s what’s going through my head. Claire and Zoe’s house, I think about those old houses back through there. It’s not necessarily a specific place as much as just that feel. To me, when they’re on Main Street and at the diner, to me that’s Old Town. That whole feel is Fauquier County, that is Warrenton, even just outside of town when you get into horse farms. And in book two we come back to Old Town and the Christmas Parade shows up. There’s even more that’ll make an appearance as far as little pieces in the area.”

Q. Zoe describes becoming an ‘Eagle,’ is that a nod to your alma mater? A. “I had to do Liberty. Even though it’s supposed to be Warrenton and I know Fauquier High School is what’s in Warrenton, my husband and I are both Eagles, so it would feel wrong to think of anywhere else. We still root for Liberty in the Bird Bowl, my brother was helping coach football there. So that was my little nod to Liberty, even though Torch Creek is in my mind 100% Warrenton.”



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Q. Do you have plans for a trilogy or series?

through a sermon, but it can also be through a story.”

A. “It is a trilogy. I was working

Q. Growing up, did you imagine yourself an author?

on book two this morning. My deadline is to finish that by February. The hope is that book two will release this summer. We don’t have a specific date yet, it all depends on if I meet my deadline, but we’re thinking around June. And then there will definitely be a third book. Initially I thought there might be a fourth, but now that I’m more into the story, my outline has changed and I have a better vision for how it’s going to end.”

Q. Do you have plans for any future projects? A. “I really hope to. I feel like I have a vivid imagination, so being able to sit down and write allows me to make use of that creative energy. I always have a running idea list of something that’ll pop up, because eventually this’ll be done and I do love writing and I feel like it’s something I want to keep doing.

Q. What is it like being a pastor and a fiction author? A. “The fiction world is relatively new to me. I told someone the other day that I have this notion in my head that if you’re a pastor you can only write non-fiction. Suddenly you’re not allowed to write anything else, that’s what pastor’s write - and I actually did write one of those that I selfpublished. But then I really felt like, no, that’s not all there is to it. I went back to C.S. Lewis and he did both. Not that I’m C.S. Lewis by any means, but that same inspiration that my faith is really important to me, it’s the foundation of who I am, but there’s a million ways to share it and sometimes it can be through a devotional, sometimes it can be



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A. “I never saw myself as a writer. When I got to the age that I was past paleontologist-astronautfashion model, ministry and pastoring is what was in my head and that’s what I focused on. I didn’t really think much beyond that. But while I was at Sweetbriar for those few semesters, I was a creative writing major. I just find that so weird because no part of me in high school ever thought about being a writer. What was I thinking? All I took were writing classes the short time I was there before bible college. It really still seems weird to me. In high school I didn’t sit and write stories or poetry or anything like that. It’s just so strange. But looking back, I see God in that. It was very useful to have taken those classes. I think it sparked something that now I’m really grateful for, because I am really passionate about writing.”

Q. What do you see for yourself in the future? A. “Still pastoring, for sure. We love working students, so that will always be a part of our life. My hope is that the book opens even more doors for that and writing more. Part of me has dreams, big expectations, but I don’t need this huge thing. We’re just doing what God has called us to do. We’re raising our daughters, ministering to students. Writing is just another facet of that. I’m excited to see where that’ll take us in five or ten years, but I don’t really know exactly where that will be or even exactly what I hope it will be other than I hope it opens up conversations with more people.” ❖

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When and why did you decide to join Rainforest Trust? At the age of eight, I met Sir David Attenborough and became enthralled by international wildlife conservation. By 14, I was managing a nature reserve in London and travelling across England bird watching and volunteering in protected areas. In 1998, I co-founded Colombia’s Fundación ProAves, which has become one of the most effective conservation organizations in South America. After graduating with a Ph.D. from the University of Oxford in 2001, I accepted a post-doctoral fellowship at The Natural History Museum and was also the Biodiversity Science Coordinator in the Andes for Conservation International. I joined Rainforest Trust in 2008 as the Director of Conservation and was appointed CEO in January 2012.

Please share one of the greatest moments you’ve experienced in your business. Two landmark moments stand out. The opening of International Conservation House with seven other like-minded organizations was a moment of great pride for Rainforest Trust. The mayor and other local business leaders were in attendance to celebrate the achievement. Shortly after, the greatest conservation achievement of our 27-year history occurred by establishing the Sierra del Divisor National Park in Peru – over 3.3 million acres of pristine rainforest habitat that protects numerous species, including Jaguars – the focal point of our logo. Have you had an experience with your business that you wish you could redo differently? Describe. Our office was originally in Washington, D.C. – we wish we moved to Warrenton sooner! The cost savings, improved lifestyle, and reduced stress of living and operating here adds to our productivity and efficiency. This is all the more enhanced by the beauty of Fauquier County.

How does the organization serve the community? Through the protection of critical forest habitats around the world and collaboration with many other organizations, Rainforest Trust is making Warrenton a hotspot for the establishment and management of conservation internationally. We’ve attracted other likeminded conservation groups to come to idyllic Warrenton and continue our shared conservation missions.


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What are the top three business tips and tricks can you offer other professionals? Being steadfast in your mission, focusing on efficiency in everything you do, and learning from mistakes. How have you been involved with GWCC? We’ve attended multiple events since


joining in 2015 and while our work is international, we enjoy being an active member of the community – including attracting staff to Warrenton from DC and other places across the country. For you, what is the primary benefit of being a GWCC member? Connecting with like-minded people in the local community has been very beneficial. There are a lot of conservationists here – we love being able to interact regularly. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? Our El Dorado Reserve in Colombia’s Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range. The view consists of snow-capped mountain peaks above (including the highest point in Colombia) to Caribbean beaches below – the sunsets are spectacular!

If you could have a superpower, what would it be, and why?

I’m an avid birdwatcher. I think I’d most enjoy the ability to fly with them.

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Most people get into relationships for love and connection, but a narcissist has a different agenda. A narcissist is not capable of love and emotional connection. Lacking empathy prevents them from being able to emotionally connect to others. A narcissist seeks control and admiration from a relationship. Many of my clients involved in a narcissistic relationship feel as though there is no use in talking about their situation because they expect no one will believe what they are experiencing (behind closed doors). Victims are likely experiencing a combination of emotional abuse, verbal abuse, physical abuse, control and emotional manipulation. It may appear that the narcissist lives a double life. They present as caring, connected and socially confident, but within their personal relationships they are often cold, uncaring, self-absorbed and filled with insecurity/shame. Without validation, the victim is likely to have self-doubt, confusion and depression. Underlying difficulties (i.e. abuse, control, manipulation) in a narcissistic relationship are rarely seen by others. If you are in such a relationship, you know what I am talking about. The impact of being in a narcissistic relationship can only be measured by the pain the perpetrator inflicts on the victim. Narcissism is a term which is often used loosely. It is not the same thing as selfishness or vanity. Taking a ton of selfies, placing a great deal of emphasis on looks, or hogging a conversation does not make one a narcissist. A true mental health diagnosis can only be made by a doctor or mental health professional. I feel strongly that knowledge is power (i.e. empowering). In my counseling work I see many individuals struggling and experiencing great pain and confusion in their relationships because they do not have adequate information (about NPD). They find themselves falling deeper and deeper into a black hole of self-doubt and depression wondering if they are crazy, deeply flawed, or both. My general rule is that if you are the one asking “what’s wrong with me” and you are the one seeking help and deeper understanding, then you are most likely not the one with a personality disorder. Most of the time it is the victims (of any personality disorder) that end up in therapy asking


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the “why” questions. A hallmark trait of a personality-disordered person is that they do not look at themselves, they seek to blame others. Common Characteristics of a NPD individual: • Grandiose sense of self-importance • Sense of entitlement / arrogance • Lack of empathy • Requires excessive admiration • “My way or the highway” attitude • Easily rages (especially in interpersonal relationships) In a healthy relationship between two adults, there is mutual respect, trust, and balance of power. In a narcissistic relationship, the narcissist seeks to dominate and control the other person. Most never realize they are being controlled. They live a life that isn’t their own anymore. It may feel like a life of quiet desperation! Narcissism can be found in various relationships: the parent-child relationship, family relationships, significant-other relationships and work relationships. Adult children of narcissists will often struggle with issues of self-worth and depression. They have difficulty seeing “reality” as they are continually told what their reality looks like. Four Parts to the Healing Journey: • Setting limits • Standing your ground • Implementing self care (This is very important as you have likely not been caring for yourself as it takes all of your time and energy to care for the NPD individual) • Seeking professional help Is narcissism on the rise? What percentage of relationships are affected by narcissism? These are hot questions currently being debated in the field of psychology. My hope is to raise awareness of narcissism. You cannot have a healthy relationship with a narcissist. I believe narcissism affects many people’s lives. The closer a NPD individual is to your inner circle, the more affected you will be. Don’t despair if you see yourself in some of these descriptions. There is help available. The more you know and understand about narcissism, the more equipped you will be to empower yourself and seek professional help. It’s all about having information, being self-aware and striving for healthy relationships. You deserve to have peace of mind. ❖

RECOMMENDED READINGS: The Wizard of Oz and other Narcissists by Eleanor D. Payson Trapped in the Mirror, Adult Children of Narcissists in their Struggle for Self by Elan Golomb Will I Ever Be Free of You? How to Navigate a High-Conflict Divorce by Dr. Karyl McBride

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e all want to make wise financial decisions. However, we’re human and prone to making mistakes. There’s truth to the old adage that we learn more valuable information through our failures than our successes. If smart people learn from their own mistakes, then truly wise people can learn from the mistakes of others. So when it comes to finances, it pays to be wise. Let’s look at a handful of potential pitfalls you’d be better off avoiding.

1. Only Paying the Minimum on Your Credit Cards

Credit cards can be enticing. Often, they offer rewards in the form of everything from airline miles to cash back. While these perks may be justifiable, use caution. The interest rate often tied to credit cards tends to be high, and if you only pay the minimum, it will take you a long time to pay it off. Depending on how high of a bill you rack up, it’s possible that the minimum payment will barely chip away at the principal owed. This means it could take many, many years to pay off your debt because the majority of your monthly payments are only covering the interest. While this is good for the banks and credit card companies, it’s bad for you. Let’s say you have $5,000 in credit card debt with a 15% interest rate and you make a monthly payment of $125. Assuming you don’t add to the debt, it would take you a little over four and a half years

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Purchasing a house for the first time can be an exciting milestone. But nothing will dampen that excitement faster than the realization that you’re in over your head. Just because a bank will qualify you for a particular loan amount, does not mean you can comfortably afford it. Try to keep housing expenses to about one third of your monthly expenses (including mortgage, insurance, and taxes). When determining your loan amount, most housing calculations are based on your gross income. The problem is that you don’t get your gross pay in your paycheck, do you? Think about your housing expenses in terms of how it impacts your paycheck. Having your monthly cash flow constrained by a huge mortgage can easily threaten other goals and objectives. After all, you still need to save for retirement, maybe help fund future college expenses, maintain an emergency fund, and live the lifestyle that you and your family envisioned.

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3. Taking Social Security Too Early

Social Security is a complicated subject. I encourage anyone that is nearing social security age to take the time to study and understand their benefits. Seeking professional advice is often strongly advisable. The simple breakdown is this: You are eligible to begin social security retirement benefits

4. Investing All Your 401K Into Company Stock

Some great investment advice is to put your money into what you know and understand while avoiding investments you know little about. If you follow this logic and work for a company whose stock you can invest in through your 401K plan, then it can seem like a pretty good choice. So why not put everything you save into the company you know, presumably, very well? Remember that diversification (although it does not guarantee profit or protect against loss in declining markets) is a powerful tool in the investor’s tool kit to insulate your overall portfolio from the underperformance of a particular holding. Said differently, one bad apple won’t spoil the bunch if you spread your money around efficiently. Putting everything into one company will increase risk and could threaten your retirement. My advice would be that investing in the company you work for may not be a bad idea as long as you keep the majority of the account diversified broadly across various investments that are available to you through your plan. It might be a good idea to engage a financial professional when making decisions that have the potential to impact your long-term financial plans. Knowing what you don’t know, in itself, demonstrates wisdom. It usually doesn’t cost anything to sit down with an advisor and have a conversation. Taking that next step and deciding to employ the services of a financial advisor may save you from making big mistakes down the road. When it comes to your family’s financial security, the stakes couldn’t be higher. ❖

Nicholas Sicina, CFP® is a Financial Advisor with the Gerrish & Sicina Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, LLC, Member SIPC. Mr. Sicina’s office is located at 70 Main Street in Warrenton, Virginia. He holds quarterly informational workshops on investment strategy and financial planning matters. For more information please contact him at 540-347-0111.


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COLLEGE SENIORS Senior citizens enjoy lifelong learning at Lord Fairfax Community College By Maria Massaro


ince 1970, Lord Fairfax Community College (LFCC) has provided residents of Fauquier and surrounding counties a dynamic learning environment that fosters student success and community enrichment. For locals, the utility and efficacy of LFCC are common knowledge, yet few are aware that this landmark holds a treasure, one that student Patricia Hytes deems “the best-kept secret ever.” This secret is the Senior Citizens Higher Education Program (SCHEP), which deserves as much praise as attention for the value it adds to the lives of those who take advantage of it. SCHEP is not a program per se; rather, it is more of an incentive to encourage senior citizens to take advantage of tuition-free courses at


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any of the four LFCC campuses. And this incentive applies to all Virginians, not just residents of Fauquier County. In fact, anyone may enroll in either credit or non-credit (audited) courses, provided he or she is a legal resident of the state and 60 years of age or older. For those interested in credit courses or certificate and degree programs, the only additional criterion for enrollment is an annual income of $23,850 or less. Part of the impetus for SCHEP was the Senior Citizens Higher Education Act, which enables older residents of Virginia to take college courses without paying tuition. Established in 1974, this act ensures that low-income seniors are allowed to register for and enroll in courses in any state institution of higher education (subject to its admission requirements) as a full-time or part-time student for academic credit. Those who would rather register for audited courses may do so regardless of income, though costs such as those for course materials and laboratory fees may apply. A major advantage of auditing courses is the flexibility and autonomy this option allows; students can select whichever subjects pique their interest, take classes in whatever order they choose, and work as much or as little as they want. With this level of academic freedom, one would think that every older Virginian would be making use of SCHEP, yet there are currently just 45 seniors enrolled over all the LFCC campuses. As explained by Associate Dean of Instruction Edith Kennedy, “There are a lot of people who don’t know they can come here and take a class for the fun of it, and not have to pay the tuition.” However, turnout is expected to increase as the population ages and retires, creating a greater demand for educational opportunities that fit the interests and lifestyles of older adults. LFCC is already preparing for this demographic shift, with plans to add even more relevant courses to its already extensive range of studies. For example, the Vint Hill site will begin offering a memoir class in the fall. LFCC is also developing its Knowledge to Work program, which will help workers find free and low-cost, credit and non-credit resources tied to their competencies, credentials, and life experience. Dr. Kennedy has witnessed the ways in which SCHEP has benefitted all students since she joined LFCC in 2011. “It is a distinct advantage for our younger students to have older people in the classroom,” she contends. “Senior citizens bring a different viewpoint; they bring advanced knowledge to the classes.” To be sure, both older and younger generations are inspired by these individuals. “I think it sets a wonderful example,” she reverently remarks on the influence of senior scholars, who “voluntarily come in to learn something and stretch themselves to gain additional knowledge.” As Dr. Kennedy rightly notes, senior students encourage the pursuit of lifelong learning and exemplify the plasticity of the mind, which is especially challenged, engaged, and stimulated throughout the college experience. And this exposure to academia lends itself to a broader knowledge base, hence a healthier population. “The more educated a community is, the better the community is,” she concludes in a manner that would incite applause if delivered to an audience.

With 290 classes available, there is truly something for everyone at LFCC. Still, senior students tend to gravitate toward the humanities, with the most popular courses being art, history, literature, and creative writing. Other commonly selected courses are yoga, math, information technology, and American Sign Language. With such a breadth of options, it’s no wonder students like Patricia Hytes are relishing the SCHEP experience. Retired from 47 years of federal service, Hytes moved from Fairfax to Fauquier County in 2014 and soon thereafter discovered LFCC’s newest location in Vint Hill. She started classes in the spring of 2015, with Art History launching her self-designed and wellrounded curriculum. She is currently taking Introductory Philosophy, which she plans to follow with a psychology course next semester. Her present instructor, Professor Angus McDonald, spoke to the difference—and the delight—of teaching students who attend college for the sheer value of gaining wisdom. Older students, in his view, are more engaged during class and better able to grasp the concepts that are discussed. Taking classes solely for the purposes of expanding her knowledge and exploring her interests, Hytes is the quintessence of the lifetime learner who emanates a passion for continuing education and demonstrates the benefits of a nourished mind. “I’ve loved every minute it,” she says of her time at LFCC. In contrast to the rote, textbook format of her university years, her current courses are “designed not only to present the material but to provide ample opportunities for students to engage in dialogue.” It is this interactive and comprehensive approach that Hytes finds especially appealing, and the bonus of relaxed and intimate classes with personable professors makes the learning experience all the more gratifying this time around: “The pressure is off, and I’m just thoroughly enjoying it.” So grateful is Hytes for the existence of SCHEP that she uses her skills and background in marketing to promote it. The starting point she recommends for those interested in learning more is the LFCC website at www.lfcc.edu. Similarly, Dr. Kennedy advises prospective students to check the website for the most current list of classes. She adds that the simple one-page registration form, the Senior Citizen Enrollment Request, can be downloaded from the website. Education Support Specialist Deborah Vogel can further assist with information and registration. As the registrar of the Fauquier campus, Vogel can answer all questions related to SCHEP and walk seniors through the enrollment process. She can be reached at dvogel@lfcc.edu or 540-351-1507. Interested applicants should note that acceptance into a class is conditional on the availability of space, which is not known until the day the class begins. But, as Dr. Kennedy emphasizes, “It is rare that anyone is blocked out.” With another birthday just around the corner and a widening distance from the midpoint of the lifespan, I’m a little more

Patricia Hytes is a SCHEP student at the LFCC Vint Hill campus. She has been taking classes for almost a year and enjoys the intimate and comfortable setting. She is currently taking Introductory Philosophy.

comfortable with the inexorability of growing older now that I know there are worthwhile incentives that lie ahead—and lie just across town. The gift of knowledge cannot be underestimated. Nor can the value of institutions that offer an education at no cost and no obligation. How wonderful that LFCC provides us the opportunity to be perpetual pupils and to learn for all the right reasons: curiosity, enlightenment, personal growth. While one can self-educate with today’s availability of resources and accessibility of information, there remains a need for a more structured and social framework for learning, a place where ideas are exchanged in person and minds are expanded through shared interests. LFCC not only provides the venue, but welcomes everyone - no matter their age. ❖

Maria Massaro is a Warrenton resident, freelance writer, and personal coach. She is the founder of Giati Counseling and has worked as a community counselor in Fauquier County since 2005.

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Shawn’s Smokehouse BBQ will be holding an all day fundraiser for us on June 16th! We will be at Shawn’s from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. with crafts for the kiddos. Please mention Families4Fauquier when ordering. During the week of June 19th,th as a fundraiser, we will be taking orders for chicken pot pies from Tana’s Kitchen for $20. Completed orders are due by June 24th. The Third Annual Tie Dye Art in The Park Potluck dinner is on Thursday, June 23rd, at the Northern Fauquier Community Park in Marshall from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Please register to bring a dish and RSVP with your child’s t-shirt size. On June 25th many of our community families will be participating in the Ice Cream Race. We will be selling discounted tickets for $30. Please contact us if you are interested in participating. Five dollars per ticket will be donated back to Families4Fauquier to use right here in the Fauquier community towards our projects. Deadline for entry is June 11th. ❖

amilies4Fauquier has been busy setting up lots of exciting activities and events for June. And now that June is here, we are going to have so much fun! Be on the lookout on our Facebook page for our upcoming summer drawings for summertime activities. On June 4th we will be visiting SonaBank for a community tour and piggy bank decorating. Parents please register with us if you plan on attending. We have a limited number of spaces available. Join us at Earth, Glaze & Fire for a footprint Father’s Day Title project on June 5th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Please RSVP at families4fauquier@gmail.com. Each title is $6. Relay For Life is set for June 11th at Fauquier High School with the opening ceremony starting at 6 p.m. We will be hosting a craft station from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. We are looking for those interested in joining our team to walk or to help at the craft station.

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This elderly woman in San Martin was the catalyst for the FWOP team.


n early 2000, Tom Benjamin traveled to San Martin in the Sierra Madres Mountains in Mexico. He was part of a team whose mission was to bring better infrastructure to a small community of eight families. The community had no electricity, no water, poor sanitation, and crude roads. They were the fourth generation of squatters on a large ranch, and therefore subservient to the ranchero. This was the first big project for the nonprofit organization Future Without Poverty (FWOP), the vision of a man named Sylvester Flores. Flores has lead the FWOP group since it began and organized an international network that has reduced poverty for thousands of people. Benjamin and Flores met at a convention and immediately teamed up. The mission of the organization is to work with communities to create opportunities, provide resources and empower people in a continual journey to eliminate poverty. Once the group arrived in San Martin, Benjamin met an old woman in her eighties and asked her to show him where she got water each day. She grabbed a 5-gallon bucket and together they walked about a half a mile to the water source. He suspected this source was only available because it was springtime, and that it would disappear in the dry season of August. Benjamin asked the elderly


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woman where her water source was in the dry season and learned that it was another mile further away. The woman began to cry and explained, “You see, if I cannot walk the extra mile to get water in the dry season, this will be my last year because I will die.” Tom looked at the old woman. “No,” he told her. “When the dry season comes, you will have water in your house.” When the dry season came to San Martin, the group returned to the small village to look for a natural spring that would generate enough water to support the community. Benjamin is armed with an excellent internal compass. He explains, “If I am in a city, I will get lost, but in the country, I can find my way anywhere.” He walked the land with




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property. Community buy-in is important to Benjamin. “If you don’t do something for yourself,” he reasons, “I’m not going to do it for you.” The villagers learned how to lay pipe and remedy issues such as hammering which occurs when the pipes shake and move due to the speed of the water passing through them. After the pipes were laid, the community received approximately five gallons of water each minute. This was a vast improvement from the half-mile walk needed to collect the water before. On the next visit to the village, FWOP installed showers, a septic system, and water in each home, just as Benjamin had promised the old woman, with whom he has maintained contact over the years. Having seen the benefits of accessible water, the ranchero wanted more. Benjamin asked him what he would give to the community if the FWOP team brought him more water. The ranchero offered to make each family a landowner, thus ending four generations of subservience. He even agreed to employ the community fairly on the eight-acre avocado farm he was going to start once he had access to more water. It took the FWOP team about four years from their first trip to San Martin to put the

nothing more than a GPS device to mark the spring’s location once he found it. Benjamin found a natural spring three miles from the community on a neighboring property. He got permission to tap the water, but ran into trouble when he returned to the ranch. The ranchero whose land the community was using was against providing water to the families. He was concerned about losing the squatters’ dependency on him. Benjamin began to bargain with the ranchero. “You have cattle in a lower field that you need to move in the dry season,” Benjamin told him. “What if I brought water to the field so you don’t have to move them?” The ranchero finally agreed to Benjamin’s plan. Benjamin’s team included graduate students representing eight different countries. Their participation would enable them to replicate the program in their own countries and help even more communities in need, generating a ripple effect by using the Future Without Poverty model. The FWOP team set to work instructing the villagers on how to lay the two miles of pipes needed to carry the water to the


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entire infrastructure in place. Today, the villagers in San Martin work the avocado farm, then retire at the end of each day to homes they now own. Their children, who were previously uneducated and required to work for the ranchero, now attend school every day. Benjamin’s college education and early career perfectly prepared him for work like the San Martin project. He studied Environmental Education and International Natural Resource Management and School Administration and planned to focus on environmental research centers. His early career evolved to where he was actually designing environmental centers. He quickly realized that in order to execute programs, he needed to raise capital. It was at this time that he shifted gears and began focusing on fundraising. He took work helping with a $26 million capital campaign for the Buffalo Zoo. The National Society of Fundraising Executives in DC took notice and contacted Benjamin to offer him a position. He accepted and stayed with them for three years. Benjamin subsequently opened his own firm, doing a little bit of everything in the environmental management and fundraising spheres. This lead him to work with senior citizens doing environmental work at the same time that then-First Lady Barbara Bush was spearheading projects that would engage senior citizens. For Benjamin, it was a case of being in the right place at the right time. He ran the program for ten years. In 2000, Benjamin was a speaker at a conference in Mexico on Senior projects. He was introduced to the like-minded Flores who told him of small villages in Mexico that needed help. Rather than sit around and discuss the problems, they decided to take action by visiting the communities and focusing on solutions. This was the beginning of Future Without Poverty. The first community they visited was Flor Del Campo, described by an older resident as “The place that God just never found.” When the FWOP team members were finished in the community, each of the dozen or so homes within the Flor Del Campo community’s two square miles of land had both electricity and running water. What others see as hopeless, Benjamin

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sees as an opportunity. “When I do a community assessment, I look at a few things: the natural resources, the human resources, and the marketplace,” Benjamin explains. “I ask, ‘What sustainable business can I build here?’” One of FWOP’s current projects is the Ripley Tortilla Factory, in Ripley, OH. FWOP chose a tortilla factory for the area since the nearest one was a long distance away and the community could grow the majority of the ingredients. The Tortilla Factory is a cooperative, where each employee is a part-owner and fully-invested in the success of the operation. But this business goes even further in helping the community, Benjamin explains. “In order to be employed by the factory, you need to be a recuperating addict, or an addict who is willing to get help; you need to be a felon, or not have the equivalent of a GED. Basically, you need to be a throwaway.” In this way, the FWOP volunteers give people who others might pass over a chance to make a new start. Ripley’s history makes the project more meaningful to Benjamin. “It’s ironic that the factory is in Ripley since that was a conduit for the Underground Railroad, and I consider poverty as a modern day slavery,” he explains. “Once you have economic control over someone, you essentially control them.” According to Benjamin, handouts are not a solution to poverty. “You need to create opportunities for people,” he says, “and then give them the skills they need.” Laying water pipes in San Martin was FWOP’s first successful large-scale project. In 2015, FWOP expanded to take on more projects. “Previously, we were only taking on one or two projects each year,” Benjamin explains. Today, the organization is in 25 countries with 50 affiliates. Benjamin sees FWOP as a large consultancy providing guidance and aid to the affiliate members who embark on their own projects. One of FWOP’s current projects overseas is the Solar Knocks Out Poverty program in Uganda, where the average family uses one kerosene lamp to light their homes in the evening. The kerosene costs each family anywhere from $1-$5 each month. FWOP has helped the community establish a cooperative using solar-powered lights. The cooperative members pay $1 for the light


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Aimée O’Grady is a freelance writer who enjoys transforming stories told by Fauquier residents into articles for Lifestyle readers. She learns more and more about our rich county with every interview she conducts. She and her husband are happy with their decision to raise their three children in Warrenton.


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CHRISTOPHER COUTTS “The Leadership Fauquier program creates a network of emerging leaders who, through sharing time and experiences with other leaders from across Fauquier county, create a wider network. We’re exploring ways business and industry, higher education, schools, non-profits and local government can work together to tackle common challenges. I never imagined I would end up in jail, but in Leadership Fauquier I ended up in jail twice! Early on in the program we visited the old historical jail in Warrenton and saw the tiny rooms were prisoners were kept. More recently we toured the new jail. Both experiences were real eye-openers. But my biggest takeaway from the program was the great insight into how the county works, and how various pieces fit together to make this great community.” Chris Coutts is Provost of the Fauquier Campus at Lord Fairfax Community College. Born in South Africa, Chris has lived in Orange, Berryville, and Winchester, but is now a resident of Marshall. He loves the beauty of the outdoors in Fauquier County, as well as the warm friends he has made in the community. Lord Fairfax Community College partners with the schools and with local business and industry to provide people with a wide variety of high quality, but low cost degrees and certifications.


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“My favorite parts have been the times that I’ve “My biggest takeaway from been able to get to know Leadership Fauquier has been my amazing classmates the opportunity to work with a wonderful kaleidoscope leaders in a fun way—like the Verdun games or the that represent such a nice “rapid response” lunch at cross section of our community the Warrenton Volunteer who have given me a fresh Fire Department. The perspective on what makes Fauquier County such a special most difficult part has been processing all of the place to work and live. information dispensed I have many good memories during a very long program from the Leadership Fauquier day—most days run from program, but there is one 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. with that stands out. One of our experts in their respective members unexpectedly found fields giving us valuable themselves unemployed information—it is a lot to and considered dropping the absorb! But my biggest program, but the entire class takeaway will absolutely rallied together to support that individual and encouraged them be the friendships with my classmates. I think to stay connected to the group. that this program will Eventually that individual was benefit our community by able to make a career change, not only having leaders while relying on the stability of the group for support. Members understand how our community works, but by of the Leadership Fauquier program have developed a sense also knowing and having personal relationships with of comradery and friendship that only comes from teamwork other leaders across the community so collaborative and genuine support.” solutions are easier.” Renée Culbertson is the Deputy Sarah Yakel is a managing Clerk to the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors. She provides partner and Certified Financial Planner assistance to the Board members professional at Meridian and maintains and preserves all Financial Partners. Her required legislation in accordance passion for her community with State and County Codes. She led her to found Leadership is a self-motivated administrative Fauquier. In her capacity professional with extensive as board chair, she leads a experience overseeing municipal talented board and roster of government office operations and volunteers to organize and focused on promoting citizen launch Leadership Fauquier. engagement and strong community She looks forward to relations. Culbertson also serves improving and hosting the next as the immediate Past President class of leaders in September for the Virginia Municipal Clerks 2016. Association (VMCA).



SCOTT HARLAN “I see this as an access point for people who want to get involved in helping to determine how our county develops in the future. You get to see all of its moving pieces, and you might be inspired to help a specific piece move better, or differently. Through this program, you’ll get the who, what, when, where, why, and how of being involved. Our ‘Public Safety’ program day had the most impact on me, because of a stark contrast that occurred. Taking a tour of the jail, seeing detainees, and hearing about their day-today routines was one of the most uncomfortable things I’ve experienced in ages. Only an hour or two later, we did a team-building and communication exercise at the Fire Department where we had to make lunch in crews, being told what to do via walkie-talkies from a remote control center. It was hilarious, and definitely brought the group closer.” Scott Harlan is the current president of the Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce. He has lived in Fauquier County since 2010, but grew up just over the Prince William County line in Nokesville. This area is home. He has a daughter in Fauquier County Public schools and he and his wife own a small business in the county. They do marketing work and serve the local small business community.


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PATRICK WORKMAN “Leaving the group as the program comes to a close will be the toughest part. Getting together monthly has become a great way to get to know my classmates; hopefully we can keep up a running dialogue. I feel much more connected to the workings of the county. I will certainly miss that. In addition to all of the skill building we were able to participate in each session, I was interested to learn about my classmate’s fields and the challenges in their profession. We each face different challenges, but you began to see commonalities between the group members.. It was exciting to see all the knowledge and ability that we have in this county. Each Leadership Fauquier class will have tremendous potential to tackle the important projects and problems in the county. I think there will be traces of this program years down the road, all over the county, and I am excited to see what this program will achieve in the future.” Patrick Workman is the Marshall Community Center Manager. Marshall Community Center is a Fauquier County Parks and Recreation facility with three rentable rooms, a fitness studio, pottery studio, auditorium, gymnasium, three diamond fields and small playground and park. The center and its advisory committee are actively involved in the community through daily programs and special events including our annual health fair, Indoor movie series and Outdoor concert series.


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ANGELA THOMAS KIRSTEN DUECK “I’m sure many of us will say this, my favorite part was getting to know and work alongside a score of interesting, accomplished, curious, engaged citizens— emerging leaders who care about our county and contribute their many talents and experiences to its vitality. Entering the class, I thought I knew a lot about our county. This experience was a wakeup call. I discovered I knew one sector of the county well, and was ignorant of many others. Leadership Fauquier gave me a much richer understanding of the many facets of our community and taught me to look at it from new perspectives. I see this program serving our local community by growing corps of engaged and informed leaders who can bridge the interests of public, private and nonprofit sectors is a great asset to any community.” As Senior Program Officer for the PATH Foundation, Kirsten Dueck manages the grant program for the area’s largest philanthropic funder of initiatives to support healthy communities. This year the PATH Foundation will commit over $2.5M to support health and wellness in Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper Counties.



“The most difficult part about the Leadership Fauquier program was the time commitment, but spending a day with these energized and excited classmates was revitalizing! My biggest takeaway from the program was realizing how much I really didn’t know about Fauquier County, even after being a county resident for over 25 years, the resources available in the county, and how I can become more active in the community. I see this program serving the community by getting interested people involved and giving them the background, knowledge and understanding of what is happening and what is out there in the county where they could make a difference. This program builds the foundation for local community involvement by connecting people, ideas and resources.” Angela Thomas is the Manager of Forecasting, NERC Compliance and Business Systems at Northern Virginia Electric Cooperative (NOVEC). NOVEC, one of the largest electric cooperatives of its kind in the United States, is a customer-owned and locally based distribution system that provides electricity to more than 160,000 residents and businesses throughout Northern Virginia.

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obtain heroin? Or maybe they go to Baltimore to pick up some raw heroin for a “better high.” The cost can run into thousands of dollars. How do you suppose they get that kind of money? Let us not be naïve about the power of a drug. When the drug calls, moral standards often drop. “Not my child,” you say? “Not in Fauquier County,” you say? All right, then. What percentage of our children are you willing to let go down the drain? How much is a child worth? I am not a law enforcement officer. I am a doctor. While I believe that adults who break the law should be prosecuted, my primary interest is their recovery. Even more than that, I am interested in prevention. I continue to ask: When the school administrators determine that students are using heroin, as was stated at a March 7th presentation sponsored by the Fauquier Sheriff Department, what steps are followed? Is the parent immediately notified? Is the parent given the names of those mental health professionals who are credentialed in the field of substance abuse? Does the school administration have on hand not only the names of

those who say they are skilled in this field, but their accompanying printed credentials, such as Commonwealth of Virginia certification, national substance abuse credentials from properly accredited organizations, and indications of their formal education and training in that field, etc.? If any of these students are suspended due to their drug use, who is monitoring them while they are “out on the street?” If both parents are at work for the entire day, who is acting in loco parentis? We cannot allow our boys and girls to commit slow suicide before our very eyes. Are you a parent or grandparent? Are you a member of the school system? Are you engaged in youth activities? Are you in the field of business and concerned about the future of our community? Are you in local government? I have been in private practice on the Fauquier Hospital campus for over 23 years specializing in the field of substance abuse. One might think that I’ve become accustomed to the daily misery I see related to substance abuse. But I am not. I cry for our children. ❖

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Fauquier County librarians share their favorite audiobooks for vacation season by Becca Eastman, Nancy Peeling, Ellen Richmond-Hearty, and Amanda Liss


othing compares to the feeling of holding a good book in your hand. The softness of oft-turned pages, the dog-eared edges of the paper, and the reassuring weight of the book as you balance it in your hands are all part of the reading experience. Even the most devout bibliophile, however, will admit there are times when reading a book just isn’t practical, or even possible. A long commute to work, a car-trip with the family, or failing eyesight can all be reasons to turn to an audiobook. And of course, for many, no excuse is needed to listen to a good story! With vacation season upon us, it is only fitting that the Audio Publishers Association recognizes June as Audio Book month. An audiobook can take some of the “Are we there yet?” blues out of long hours spent driving to your vacation destination. They are also great to listen to on the beach or


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while waiting to board a flight in a crowded airport. Increasingly, more and more books are available in audio format and library patrons are checking them out in record numbers. In FY 2015, over 48,000 books on CD and e-audiobooks circulated from the Fauquier County Public Library. In addition to a wide selection of books on CD, library patrons have access to e-books and e-audiobooks available for download through One-Click Digital and Overdrive, vendors that provide e-materials to libraries. Both are compatible with a wide range of devices, including Kindles, iOS, Android and Nook. Although the majority of audiobooks are adult titles, more audiobooks for children and teens are becoming available. If you haven’t tried audiobooks yet, here are a few recommendations from the Fauquier County Library staff that you might enjoy.

for young readers for adult listeners

The Great Trouble: A Mystery of London, The Blue Death and a Boy Called Eel

by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley read by Jayne Entwistle (Recommended for ages 9 – 12)

by Deborah Hopkinson, read by Matthew Frow (Recommended for ages 9 – 11)

Although written for young children, The Great Trouble is a book parents will also enjoy. The time is 1854 and Dr. John Snow sets out to prove that cholera is spread through tainted water and not poisonous air. Eel, a young orphan living on the streets, helps Dr. Snow with his lifesaving discovery. The book reads like a mystery and paints a vivid picture of life in the slums of Victorian-era London. If you enjoy this audiobook, you might also enjoy Fever, 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson.

Devil in the White City: Murder, Magic, and Madness at the Fair that Changed America by Erik Larson read by Scott Brick

This nonfiction book is filled with a wealth of details about the construction of the first World’s Fair and the evildoings of serial killer H.H. Holmes. Through compelling description, Larson brings to life late 19th century Chicago by contrasting the “black city,” as Chicago was known, with the shining “white city” of the fair, giving us a glimpse into all that the fair represented for the citizens of

Amanda Liss, Reference Librarian, will mark her one year anniversary with Fauquier County Public Library in July of 2016. She has been a librarian for ten years, and in her spare time enjoys painting, scary movies and sightseeing. Every year she attends an antiquarian book fair and buys some unique old book that smells really good.

The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place series

The War That Saved My Life

by MaryRose Wood, read by Katherine Kellgren (Recommended for ages 9 – 11)

Against a backdrop of World War II, this is a story about the power of love and a courageous young girl’s will to learn and survive. Ada never goes outside. All she knows of the world is what she has seen from her apartment window. Her mother, who sees Ada as deficient because she was born with a clubfoot, shows her no kindness. Neglected and forgotten, Ada must sneak away from home in order to join her brother, Jamie, as groups of children are taken to the countryside as London is evacuated before the bombings. If you enjoy this audiobook, you might also enjoy listening to Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool and Countdown by Deborah Wiles. Chicago and the world. Yet, among all the hope and light of the fair, H.H. Holmes is moving about, accomplishing nefarious deeds and going utterly unsuspected for an outrageous length of time. Devil in the White City will sweep you up in its ability to capture people, times, and places, and will carry you to its ending by creating a desire to know what will happen. If you enjoy Devil in the White City you may also enjoy other works by Larson, including Isaac’s Storm: A Man, A Time, and the Deadliest Hurricane in History, Thunderstruck, or Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania.

Becca Eastman, Children’s Reference Librarian at the Fauquier County Public Library, has been presenting storytimes at Warrenton library for nine years. It’s a natural fit for her as she likes to sing and enjoys watching children’s reactions to story and song. Becca also likes to paint, draw, and collect old photographs.

This five-part series is masterfully narrated by Katherine Kellgren who keeps you on the edge of your seat through the voices of a lively cast of characters. Beginning with The Mysterious Howling, the series tells the tale of three children raised by wolves and then adopted by Lord and Lady Ashton. Miss Penelope Lumley, a recent graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Bright Females, is brought on as a governess to tame the wild children. If you enjoy this audiobook you might also enjoy Jeanne Birdsall’s stories about the Penderwick family or Jim Dale’s reading of Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.

Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty read by Caroline Lee

Full of compelling characters, drama and humor, there is much to enjoy about this charmingly read book, notwithstanding the mystery at its center. If you listen in the car, you may want to take the long way to your destination! Centering around the lives of the witty Madeline, beautiful Celeste, and new-in-town Jane, Big Little Lies begins with the recollections of a tragedy that took place at a recent school trivia night. The

Ellen Richmond-Hearty is a Youth Services Librarian. She joined the Fauquier County Public Library’s children’s department in December 2014 after 35 years teaching deaf and hard of hearing children. Her favorite library responsibility is leading story time, in which she incorporates American Sign Language.

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parents are buzzing and gossiping about how it all began with an incident that took place on kindergarten orientation day. What really happened? Big Little Lies has secrets buried at every turn. It’s an emotional, yet exquisitely written and funny story that goes to show that you may think you have the whole truth… but perhaps you don’t. If you enjoy Big Little Lies, you may also enjoy The Husband’s Secret, also by Liane Moriarty, Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight or You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. ❖

Nancy Peeling, a Children’s Reference Librarian, has worked in Fauquier County libraries for 30 years, the last 14 in the public library. She loves sharing books with her nine grandchildren as well as those who come to the library for weekly story times.





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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.

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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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.



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.

New Orleans-themed bar and restaurant serving fresh seafood, beer, wine and Cajun-style food. Over a dozen large televisions for watching sports and an extensive lineup of musical talent each week make this a great hang out.

Cold Stone is back at its new location. They offer unique ice cream cones, shakes, smoothies and cakes. Ice Cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family environment. Open year round.

(540) 428-1005 • 32 Main Street blackbearbistro.com


Restaurant offering local beers and wines, soups and salads, appetizers, and entrees. A wide variety of American food with a twist, wood-fired brick oven pizzas, Italian inspired appetizers and desserts. Try the muffaletta sandwich! Also features Sweeney’s Cellar, located one floor below.

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

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

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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.


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

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(540) 347-0401 • 323 Comfort Inn Drive dennys.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.

(540) 341-8800 • 251 W Lee Highway #177

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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(540) 341-2044 •105 W Lee Highway applebees.com


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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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.

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Enjoy modern Virginian cuisine centered on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients in an upscale setting. Menus include sophisticated dishes that honor the labor of love and sustainable practices of local farmers. Seasonal cocktails, local wine, and Virginia craft beers complement the menu at The Garden Bistro and allow for a true taste of The Old Dominion State. Open for Sunday brunch from 10:30 to 2:30 and dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday.


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


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(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. Open for breakfast and lunch.


(540)-680-2302 • 41 W. Lee Hwy. #57

An authentic asian cafe offering a wide selection of soups, rice, and noodle dishes.

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(540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Highway joeandvinniespizza.net

Family owned pizzeria for over 20 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice.


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(540) 341-8580 • 8504 Fletcher Drive ledopizza.com

Never cutting corners this pizza, sub and pasta shop serves many Italian favorites. Known for their large square pizzas, Ledos also carries fresh salads, calzones, shareable appetizers and sandwich combos. Casual attire.


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


(540) 341-1962 • 514 Fletcher Drive

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


(540) 680-2412 • 177 W Lee Highway

The place to go for a bit of Italy and Greece. You’ll find pizza, calzones, souvlaki, gyros, pasta, salads, and hot and cold subs here. Free delivery.


The Manor House Restaurant blends “old world table” cuisine together with an emphasis on fresh food from raw and artisanal local sources. Enjoy the new à la carte selections for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. The ambience that is elegant, yet unpretentious: a fieldstone manor house with stained glass windows, a soaring fireplace, a richly appointed bar, and a terrace overlooking a quiet rural countryside.





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MCMAHON’S IRISH PUB & RESTAURANT (540) 347-7200 • 380 Broadview Avenue mcmahonsirishpub.com

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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. Outdoor Patio. Live entertainment. Casual dress.

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(540) 349-8833 • 251 W Lee Highway #157 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.

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

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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.

(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.

THE NEW BRIDGE WINE BAR & RESTAURANT (540) 349-9339 * 29 Main Street

Elegant-casual American dining with international influences. Wine bottles to go, local craft beer, and menu peppered with locally-sourced ingredients. Celebrations and business meetings from small intimate gatherings to restaurant-exclusive events can be accommodated


(540)347-3704 • 5037 Lee Highway

Comfort food at its best. Featuring Greek/American specialties 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.


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


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(540) 349-7172 • 322 W Lee Hwy papajohns.com

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



(540) 349-7171 • 251 W Lee Highway 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.


(540) 347-2224 • 22 Waterloo Street 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.


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(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.


(540) 349-2330 • 147 W Shirley Avenue tippystacohouse.com

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


(540) 341-4912 • 74 Blackwell Park Ln rubytuesday.com



(540) 349-2828 • 185 W Lee Highway

(540) 359-6215 • 251 Lee Hwy. #167 redzonewarrenton.com

Redzone is a great place to dine while watching your favorite sports teams on their large screen televisions that surround the dining room and bar. Or, enjoy a meal on their patio. Redzone is known for their burgers, wraps and extensive appetizer list. Try the Bacon Wrapped Tater Tots and Chicken Fried Rice. Check their schedule for periodic live entertainment.


(540) 428-5409 * 251 W. Lee Hwy, #189 www.shawnsbbq.com/warrenton

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


(540) 428-1818 • 251 W Lee Hwy #679 tropicalsmoothiecafe.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.


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



(540) 349-8118 • 352 Waterloo Street

(540) 347-3764 • 11 S. 2nd Street sibbysbbq.com

Sibby’s was voted one of the top BBQ places in Northern Virginia . Catering - Banquet Room. Home of Boss Hawg BBQ

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 Avenue wendys.com


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


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

SUNNY HILLS AMERICAN GRILL 79 Main Street • (540) 351-0550

Restaurant conveniently located on Main Street. Offering breakfast, and burgers, wings, entrees and more for lunch and dinner. Check out their soup du jour as well.

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.


(540) 347-9669/9666 • 5063 Lee Hwy

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.


(540)359-6401 • 488 Fletcher Drive 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.


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