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Dear Readers, When word spread that Arthur ‘Nick’ Arundel had passed, I immediately reflected on the times when he owned Piedmont Press and was my boss. After a brief stint with his printing business and newspapers in 1987 (I was hired by contributing writer, John Toler), I ventured out on my own. Seven years later, I sold that company to Mr. Arundel and went to work for him as General Manager of Piedmont Press & Graphics. Mr. Arundel was very good to my family. He treated me well and shared my love of the printed word. The direction of his newspaper companies changed over the years and Piedmont Press was no longer a priority. Mr. Arundel made us a fair deal to buy Piedmont Press outright at the end of 1998. Because of my respect for him, I turned to the one person I knew that could write a brief story about Mr. Arundel and capture some of his zeal for life that most of the public did not know – Lou Emerson. Lou had worked for Mr. Arundel right before I joined the company in 1987. Mr. Arundel had great respect for Lou as a man, as a journalist, as a competitor (when he published the Fauquier Citizen) and as a neighbor. Lou is as grateful as I am for the opportunities that Mr. Arundel presented to us. His story about ‘Nick’ is far different than the obituaries that have already been published. One read will remind everyone how much we miss Lou Emerson’s writing style. Also inside is a double feature about Andy Budd, owner of Country Chevrolet, and his quest to purchase his grandmother’s car that she sold over 30 years ago. Adjacent to it is a review of his latest album, Monterey Ragtop. John Toler delivers another outstanding piece on the Warrenton Branch Railway that became part of the Warrenton Greenway. Included is a recount of the John Bull, a locomotive built in 1831 that was brought back to Fauquier for a ride on our rails around its 150th birthday. Finally, I offer you a very brief recap of the trip that 13 of us from Warrenton took to Terrier Rouge, Haiti in January. It was a powerful experience, overwhelming at times, and one I will cherish for the rest of my life.
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The Warrenton Branch: Where History Rides the Rails ‘Secret mission’ by Smithsonian staff in 1980 is recalled By John T. Toler More than a decade ago, the western end of the Warrenton Branch Railway became the Warrenton Branch Greenway, a popular walking, running and cycling path, built on the old railroad right-of-way. The combination park/historic area was originally developed using a grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation, and created through the joint efforts of the Fauquier Trails Coalition, the Town of Warrenton, and the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department. The paved section of the old roadbed runs about 1.5 miles, from the old Warrenton Depot and railyard, across the eastern bypass bridge, to the trailhead in a cul-de-sac off Old Meetze Road. A unique historic feature of the trail is the base of the old locomotive turntable, which was abandoned and covered by the railroad in 1951 when the railroad began using train engines that could run in both directions. Most people who use the Greenway appreciate the unique venue as it exists, and there are plans to extend the “linear park” even further, including a connection with a trail going to Lord Fairfax Community College. Between the crossing at Meetze Road and Calverton, the Warrenton Branch is still used for rail transport, primarily for stone mined at the busy Vulcan Quarry. Completed in 1853, the Warrenton
Branch has a colorful history reflecting the times, including the Civil War, economic booms-and-busts, and changes in the transportation paradigm. Passenger service on the Warrenton Branch ended in 1941, followed later by the cancellation of regular freight service. Even light use by the Southern Railroad ended in the early 1980s. The last trains to use the Warrenton Branch all the way to Warrenton were occasional freight trains making bulk deliveries and steam locomotive excursion trains. The arrival of a vintage Norfolk Southern steam locomotive bringing railroad enthusiasts to the Warrenton railyard was a memorable experience for everyone involved.
Bull’s 150th anniversary, to take place in September 1981 on the Chessie System’s Georgetown track in Washington, D.C. The driving force behind the effort to bring the John Bull back to life was John H. “Jack” White Jr., who joined the Smithsonian Institution in 1958 as a summer intern, and rose through the ranks, retiring in 1990 as a Senior Historian in the National Museum of American History. From the earliest days at the museum, he was intrigued by the John Bull, and along with other responsibilities became the old locomotive’s caretaker. Rails continued on page 10
While most of the focus has been on events on the Warrenton end of the branch, an historic event took place over 30 years ago on the eastern end of the line that few people have ever heard about. Remembering the John Bull On Oct. 14, 1980, the John Bull, an ancient locomotive built in England in 1831 and on display in the East Hall of the old U.S. National Museum of the Smithsonian Institution since 1885, was brought back to life for a run on the rails from Calverton to Casanova and back. The virtually secret trip down the Warrenton Branch was a test run in preparation for the observance of John
Watercolor by Elizabeth Tone Summers shows the John Bull running the rails of the Camden & Amboy Railroad during its 35 years in service on the line, 1831-1866 (The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc.). 8
Those principally involved with the running of the John Bull photographed with the locomotive after its successful run. From left, Larry Jones, Jack White, John Stine and Bill Wurthen. (Smithsonian Institution)
Members of Catlett’s Cedar Run Volunteer Rescue Squad stand ready with their ambulance at Calverton, should there be an accident. From left, Debbie Wade, Mikki Lang and Judy Burke. (Smithsonian Institution)
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“As the 150th anniversary of the John Bull approached, I began thinking about how to celebrate the birthday of the oldest complete locomotive in North America,” wrote Mr. White in an article in Railroad History, published in 1981 by The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society Inc. But a simple ceremony in the hall next to the engine, or even piping in compressed air to make the whistle blow and the wheels turn just wasn’t enough. Mr. White wanted to see if it were possible to run the John Bull again – after nearly a century since it was last on the tracks, and more than 50 years after the last time the boiler had fired-up as part of the B&O Railroad’s Centennial Pageant in 1927. Mr. White realized that getting the John Bull steamed up and run in public would be difficult, “Bizarre, even. It certainly would be contrary to the canons of preservation,” he wrote. “It would be expensive. It would be dangerous… Don’t fool with Father Time. Forget it.” But he could not forget it; indeed, the idea became an obsession. Early in 1980, he met with some of his colleagues, including Smithsonian technician John Stine, who eagerly signed-on. “John is one of the most resourceful technicians on our staff,” wrote Mr. White. “ He can pull together materials and marshal labor with amazing speed, and is a master at circumventing the bureaucratic procedures that deaden or kill too many projects.” Larry Jones, another technician, also joined the effort. An inspection of the internal workings of the locomotive revealed that the mechanicals were in surprisingly good condition, and a compressed air test uncovered leaking lines and gaskets. Further testing was conducted, and for the first time since 1931, the boiler was put under pressure. Once it was proven that the boiler could take the pressure, the locomotive was jacked up off the floor, and pressure released to the drive wheels, which had been liberally oiled. “I was persuaded to crack the throttle and see what happened,” wrote Mr. White. “Air surged down the dry pipes, through the valve ports and into the cylinders. An instant later, the old fossil roared back to life. With a hoarse bark, a great cloud of dust erupted out of the stack as a 50-year accumulation was cleared from the John Bull’s innards.” 10
The initial test was encouraging, but a professional opinion was necessary, and the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Co. was contacted to perform a complete analysis. After a few weeks of negotiation, the company agreed to send their best team to perform the inspection gratis. Using advanced equipment and techniques, including X-rays, the Hartford team found several small problems, which were repaired without damaging the historic integrity of the artifact. While this work was going on, Mr. White and his team began looking for a section of track where the John Bull could be safely tested. Warrenton Lifestyle
Obviously, the Chessie tracks running through a much-used National Park would not be a safe option, so they looked a bit farther out. The Warrenton Branch line between Warrenton and Calverton, owned by the Southern Railway System seemed to be the best option. At the time, the Warrenton Branch was only being used by one freight train a week. The land along the line was open and basically unpopulated, and the site is less than 55 miles from the Smithsonian. Mr. White contacted Southern Railway officials, who after their initial surprise granted permission to use the tracks for one day. Of course, a lengthy legal document was drawn up to ensure that the railway company would be held harmless in case of any accident.
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The Warrenton Branch line was an ideal choice. “The track runs roughly ten miles to the county seat of Warrenton, over nearly level ground, through beautiful farmland,” said Mr. White. “No big towns, no major highway crossings and very few people!” It was necessary to contact the Co. 7, the Catlett Fire Co., and Co. 12, the Cedar Run Volunteer Rescue Squad, and both companies were willing to cooperate. “None of their members had heard of the John Bull, which was just as well, because we really weren’t seeking publicity or an audience,” recalled Mr. White. “But the local people did understand what was needed to service a steam train, since the Southern had run excursion trains over the branch in recent years.” Rails continued on page 12 March 2011
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In addition, Co. 7 Fire Chief Bill Smith assured Mr. White that he would have all of the water needed for the boiler, and that his men would put out any fires that the engine might start along the tracks. Mary Embrey of Co. 12 promised to have an ambulance and crew present during the test run, should there be an accident. John Bull comes to life With these arrangements complete, the John Bull was partially disassembled during the day on Oct. 13, 1980, and loaded on trucks and a trailer for the trip to Calverton. The locomotive tender, which had been stored at the Smithsonian facility in Silver Hill, Md., was brought down separately. The trip took two hours. Unloading the locomotive and tender proceeded uneventfully, the only surprise being one front wheel that appeared to be loose – but closer examination proved that it was built to work that way. The John Bull was reassembled after sunset, and at 10:30 p.m., the fire company arrived with water for the boiler. A small fire was started in the boiler, and an allnight vigil next to the engine began. The team was excited about what would happen next, and sleep in their rented motor home proved impossible. “By 4 a.m., the warmth had reached the full length of the boiler,” said Mr. White. “By daybreak we were all up and moving. We piled in a good load of wood and watched the gauges.”
As the boiler pressure rose to 20 pounds, a repaired seal under the rear inspection plate failed, but a replacement was obtained in Manassas – from a local plumber. Now properly sealed, by 10 a.m. the pressure had risen to 50 pounds, and the main safety valve opened with a roar. “The great moment had arrived. Steam was up, the track was clear, it was time to see if the venerable John Bull was the oldest operable locomotive in the world,” recalled Mr. White. Following two blasts of the train whistle, Mr. White gave the throttle a hard pull, and the locomotive started to move. Because the boiler was over-full, an eruption of steam, soot and scalding water came out of the stack. However, once the level dropped and the cylinders warmed-up, the problems disappeared. Mr. White shut off the steam and coasted to a stop, then reopened the throttle and headed down the track. “I couldn’t have been more delighted,” he said. “All those months of planning, talking and working. A dream had come true.” After several practice runs between the parking area and the switch during which time each of the four team members got to take a turn at the throttle, the John Bull crossed over Route 28 and headed east toward Casanova. “We were followed by several autos (on Route 616, along the tracks) loaded with friends and colleagues who had come out to see our folly or success,” said Mr. White. “They clocked our Rails continued on page 14
Drawing of the John Bull and its tender. (The Railway & Locomotive Historical Society, Inc.)
The John Bull – a Unique Original The Robert Stevenson & Company of New Castle, England built the John Bull in 1831. It was ordered by the Camden and Amboy Railroad, which once ran across central New Jersey. The name “John Bull” referred to the mythical figure that symbolized Great Britain. The locomotive was manufactured as a standard 0-4-0 Planet class. It was arrived in New Jersey in September 1831,where it was assembled and tested. The locomotive initially proved vulnerable to derailment, and an extra pair of wheels added to the front. The additional “guide wheels” helped to steer the locomotive in curves and over uneven rails. The Camden and Amboy Railroad later bought 15 American versions of the John Bull locomotive. None of those are known to have survived. After pulling cars on the Camden and Amboy RR tracks between Philadelphia and New York for 35 years, the original John Bull was donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1885. It was the first engineering relic on display in the Arts and Industries Building of the U. S. National Museum in Washington, D.C., where it remains today. 12
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After the run to Casanova, Jack White (with can, in front of engine), oils the John Bull’s running gear while onlookers gather. (Robert S. Harding for the Smithsonian Institution) Rails continued from page 12
top speed at 18 mph. The trip seemed very long, and I could hardly believe it was only two miles.” The slight rise in grade between Calverton and Casanova exhausted the steam, “…because we had been firing (the boiler) in too timid a fashion,” according to Mr. White. However, the slight slope going back to Calverton worked in the locomotive’s favor, even though it was running backwards. “One trip down was enough to convince me to stay on the level until we did more work on the brakes,” he added. Back in Calverton by suppertime, the team took a break and started to let the fire die down so that the engine would be cool the next morning, when the truckers came to load it for the trip back to Washington. But after the others had
left, Mr. White, John Stine and Larry Jones decided to take the John Bull out for a moonlight run. “We put a big flashlight in the headlight case and built up the fire. Once underway, we were amazed by the dense shower of fine sparks flowing out of the stack,” he recalled. “It was a beautiful sight, visible only at night.” The following morning, the John Bull was again carefully disassembled and departed Calverton, returning to the museum where it had reposed for the past 95 years. A new perspective After operating the John Bull on the Warrenton Branch line, Mr. White no longer viewed the locomotive as merely a piece of 19th century American industry. “A sensitive observer must come to understand that artifacts such as the
John Bull were once undistinguished concomitants of everyday life,” he explained. “Only when we perceive of material culture in this sense can our interpretations of the past penetrate beyond the antiquarian level… The people are long gone, but the locomotive remains as a touchstone with a distant past.” The following September, the John Bull successfully completed its 150th birthday run on the Chessie System tracks in Georgetown, before returning to the Smithsonian, where it remains today. However, the locomotive is not too far from its 200th birthday in 2031, and if another passionate visionary like Jack White has anything to do with it, the John Bull may be coming back to Calverton for an encore.
Author John Toler is a writer and historian and has served Fauquier County for over 50 years, including 4 decades with the Fauquier-Times Democrat. He has written and lectured about many legendary characters in Fauquier County’s history. Toler is the co-author of 250 Years in Fauquier County: A Virginia Story, and author of Warrenton, Virginia: A History of 200 Years 14
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Marching Right Along By Jennifer Heyns
It’s difficult to believe that it’s March already. It seems like just yesterday we were toasting in the New Year. On the other hand, the thawing temperatures and steadier stream of sunshine is a welcome addition to 2011. Spring is a time of rejuvenation, organization and making plans. The Partnership for Warrenton Foundation is currently doing all of these things and looking forward to sharing it with the community. The Partnership has just relocated to 41 Culpeper Street (next door to the Fauquier Times-Democrat). With the opening of their great new office, The Partnership invites the public to stop in and visit. The new office now includes a welcome and resource room where guests can make themselves a cup of coffee, peruse the reference library, look at Old Town photos, maps, articles, architectural drawings and more (from both the past and present) and purchase Old Town/Partnership merchandise. The welcome and resource room is also furnished with a desk where anyone can sit and study the items in the library….or spend a few hours doing volunteer work for The Partnership. There are currently a number of projects underway that would benefit from additional assistance. One such project is creating a database of all Old Town businesses. From that database The Partnership plans to make brochures, advertising campaigns, directories and other items to help market
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Arthur ‘Nick’ Arundel receives a Medal at the 2007 Virginia Gold Cup Races photo by Douglas Lees
The sleek orange phone in my Frederick, Md., apartment rang terribly early on a sunny April morning 28 years ago. “Hello, this is Nick Arundel,” the voice boomed. “Do you know who I am?” “Uhh. Yes, sir, I do . . . . You own newspapers in Virginia.” Blinking, I struggled to focus because of the hour and my five-night-a-week routine. I worked the late shift as an assistant editor at The Frederick News-Post, which meant sticking around until the press rolled after midnight, then rushing with coworkers to the Olde Towne Tavern to dull our pain well past “last call” at 2 a.m. I hated the job. I hated Maryland after just seven months, living outside the Commonwealth of Virginia for the first time. Several weeks later, I started as the greenhorn, 26-year-old editor of The Fauquier Democrat, one of my native state’s largest and oldest weeklies. If not for Arthur W. “Nick” Arundel, my life would have turned out much differently. I wouldn’t have moved to Warrenton in May 1983. I wouldn’t have met Ellen Fox, my wife of 24 years. Fauquier back then still felt like the Old South and quite different from my hometown of Luray, just 45 miles west, across the Blue Ridge. The tweed in Warrenton gave off a whiff of mothballs. Movers and shakers — all male — gathered at the Fauquier Club, next to the newspaper office, for coffee in the morning and cocktails in the afternoon. Conventional wisdom in that august club and elsewhere questioned Nick Arundel’s judgment in his most recent hire. I soon figured out that he didn’t care. He handed me the keys to the newsroom and told me to drive . . . fast. Simultaneously, the publisher insisted that I bomb around in a huge, mid-1970s green Chevrolet Caprice convertible, with a cream-colored vinyl interior and a novelty horn that played the Marine Corps anthem, Dixieland jazz riffs and other snappy tunes. Mr. Arundel had decided to sell the car and placed ads in The Democrat. Meanwhile, he wanted me to use it. Naturally, I took on a couple of roadtrips — with my newspaper coworkers and my white German shepherd Gonzo sprawled across the ample bench seats — at all hours of the night. Fortunately, the car sold before we got into any trouble with it. Arundel continued on page 22 March 2011
Photo courtesy of The Fauquier Times-Democrat (Believed to be a Marshall Hawkins hand colored image).
Arundel continued from page 21 But, what a kick! My employer encouraged me to have fun and trusted me with that monster ride. Amazing. Sure, Mr. Arundel demanded sharp thinking, military-like organization and hard work. Policy updates and yellow, hand-scrawled “AWA-grams” flowed across my desk like a spring flood along Cedar Run. The relentless paperwork and nitpicking of details drove me crazy. I also quickly discovered that my tough new boss had a passion for life far larger than his jockey-sized frame. He always thought big. Many will testify to his bullheaded nature. Mr. Arundel was accustomed to having his way. He had the money, power and determination to prevail most of the time. “Power not used is power abused,” he said as I argued — unsuccessfully — against making political endorsements on the editorial page. Despite his contributions as a conservationist, journalist, philanthropist and community leader, the record will show that not everyone fared as well in their dealings with Nick Arundel as I did. He also, however, asked questions of and talked with everybody, from janitors and waitresses to senators and star athletes. His conversations delved deeply. He loved gadgets . . . and nature . . . and softball games, fireworks, picnics, birdfeeders, dogs, his family, fast horses, mountains, ponds, fireplaces, the Marine Corps, flight and newspapers . . . . He lugged around the first cell phone I ever saw, a “brick” that rendered more static than sentences. In the early ’80s, he piloted a big, gray Ford LTD with a radar detector under a knit cap on the dashboard (to hide the device, illegal in Virginia) and drove like an absent-minded Richard Petty. I had never met such a man. My arrival coincided with his development of Great Meadow; so he gave me even more rope with the newspaper and pulled me into an occasional meeting about his latest project. I watched quietly from the corner as he charmed, cajoled and sometimes just wore down landscape architects, horse trainers, retired military officers, philanthropists, government officials, physicians, veterinarians, turf experts and other “volunteers.” From the beginning, he had a vision. Eventually, they came to see it as well. Great Meadow stands as a testament to Mr. Arundel’s talent and passion. Before I got here, he’d led a similar effort to revitalize The Plains, that tiny town where my grandfather had ministered decades earlier, where my mother came of age, where I was christened. It had become a sad place before Nick Arundel started his cajoling. Most recently, he turned his attention to 22
From Marine to publisher: Arthur W. “Nick” Arundel served during both the Korean and Vietnam Wars. (Below) Arundel had a passion for printing and its processes. Here he watches as hot lead pours to set a newspaper page.
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development of Morningside Training Farm on Route 17 between Warrenton and Marshall. His vision, taste and money transformed that rundown farm into a stunning equine center. Driving to the Marshall dumpster site the afternoon of Monday, Feb. 8, I admired the new, hilltop windmill near a tasteful green and gold sign for the farm. Nick’s whimsical handiwork has made our surroundings more pleasant and more beautiful, I thought, smiling and shaking my head. The next morning, I learned Mr. Arundel had died that night. Our relationship wasn’t always fun. Several years after I left his employ in 1986, we started a competing newspaper, going at it hammer and tong for readers, advertisers and credibility. Even so, the competition remained respectful, cordial. And, I would argue, the community benefited from the best news coverage in county history, thanks to the efforts of 25 journalists in two newsrooms just a few blocks apart. Arundel continued on page 24 Warrenton Lifestyle
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Arundel continued from page 21 Five years ago, we sold The Fauquier Citizen and The Culpeper Citizen to the Arundels and their Times Community Newspapers company. Mr. Arundel and I negotiated much of that deal in our homes, in front of fireplaces, over meals and occasional cocktails. In the years since, I had spent a little more time with Mr. Arundel, whom I mustered the courage to address as “Nick” only in the last decade. He took great joy in telling me about the disposition of an “asset” from the newspapers he purchased: a full-sized stoplight that had hung in our art department. He installed it — completely functional — at the junction of two horse trails near his Wildcat Mountain home. Then, he led me to another: a silly-looking, 6-foot-long model plane that hung from the ceiling of our lobby. He installed the bulbous yellow aircraft in the vaulted living room of his log guest cottage. He loved toys. On Friday, Feb. 12, of last year, I received another notable phone call — this from his assistant. Nick wanted me to join him on a helicopter flight over the Piedmont the next day, to photograph the snow-covered landscape. Wary of my first ride in a chopper, on a Saturday no less, I tried to
beg off . . . to no avail. With his dog Riley in tow, Nick strode into the hangar at the Manassas airport ready for action. He spread a map across the counter and dove into the details of our route, plotting distance against time, listing landmarks he wanted me to photograph and revising that list repeatedly. He wandered over to a computer to check news about the war in Afghanistan. He peppered the flight company staffers with questions about their lives and military experience. He showed them Riley’s famous trick: flipping a dog biscuit off his nose and catching it in his mouth. We had an amazing flight that produced stunning photos. I feel so fortunate to have shared that afternoon and to have gotten caught up in the vortex of Nick’s almost-childlike joy, his passion for adventure and discovery. Before we left the flight company office, he pulled out a credit card to buy a radio-controlled model helicopter. I envision him — weathered face crinkled in a broad smile and eyes sparkling — sharing its maiden flight with one of his 11 grandchildren.
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Budd continued from page 30 invested in cars. “They said, ‘There’s not another car like this anywhere. We’ve heard of one other ‘59 Mercury Monterey, and that’s a fully-restored example, and this is the only one left in the world that’s still in it’s original condition. And it’s the most documented car that we have ever seen in our lives.’” Budd reported that documentation is very important to serious car collectors, and his grandmother – who had been the executive assistant to a CEO in New York City – had been very meticulous. Budd recounted the extent of her documentation. “She kept the original owner’s manual, the original showroom brochure from the day she went in and got it, the original window sticker, the build sheet from the factory, the buyer’s order, the finance contract,” he said. “There is a notice that her loan had been paid in full. Every time she filled up the tank, she wrote down the date, how many gallons it took, how much it cost, and how many miles were on the car, from July 12, 1959 to May 26, 1976, from 117 miles to 24,000. Every time somebody worked on it, she kept the receipt. Every time they changed the oil, replaced the battery, adjusted the brakes, she kept the invoices. She was a very organized person.” The owner called Budd back the next day. “He said, ‘I know it’s probably going to break your heart, but, no, we’re going to keep the car.’” Budd kept asking, and the owners said that before they went any farther, they needed to be certain that he actually was related to the woman who had owned the car, so Budd sent them a copy of a photo of her and some family genealogy that his father had done. That convinced them, but they still didn’t want to part with the car. For this car, Budd was the epitome of persistence. He offered more money. He offered a used Cadillac with low mileage. The answer was the same: “No sale.” Budd kept the lines of communication open, calling every week. Finally, there was a breakthrough. “The owner said, ‘Listen, I took the car out for a drive the other day, and I felt guilty driving it. I love this car, I love driving it, but
I can’t drive it anymore because I feel guilty driving it. I want you to have the car, so my partner and I have come up with a solution.’” To mitigate the impact of capital gains taxes, Budd would go to an auction with the owners and buy a car they wanted, and then the parties would swap cars. It seemed simple, yet nothing connected to this quest was easy. “I flew out to the auction, and every car they wanted went for stupid money,” Budd said. “They were willing to pay $130,000 or so for some of the cars, and everyone went for upwards of $200,000. When the last car came and went, I walked over to them and said, ‘You’re looking at the most disappointed man on the face of the earth.’ And they were disappointed, too. I said, ‘You’ve just got to promise me that you’ll never sell it to anyone else.’ They promised me that. Then I said, ‘Listen, is this really about the capital gains tax? I’ll give you $85,000, and that should be enough to pay your capital gains taxes.’ They went off in the parking lot to talk, came back, and we had a deal.” Yet there was one more thing that Budd had to do. “When I was talking to the guy at first, and he was trying to get to know me, he had Googled me and seen some of my music, and mentioned it in an e-mail, so I sent him a couple of my CDs,” Budd related. “And when we finally made the deal, the deal clincher was that I had to promise him that I would write a song about it and put the car on the cover of the CD, and so I said okay. I’d do anything, I just wanted the car. I finished writing that song three weeks ago, and I sent a rough cut of it to Nashville. I’ll be going down there to put my vocals on it.” The car arrived in Warrenton in September, 2009. Budd beams when he talks about it. “It’s still got all of its original paint, and some minor surface cracks were sanded down and clear coated, but the car’s all original, except for the tires, and the original spare is still in the trunk. The car has 28,100 miles on it.” Budd said that he drives it around town every now and then, and he takes it to a few car shows. One thing that he never will do is sell it. One really can’t put a value on something that takes time and money and even a song to obtain. “I love it,” Budd said. “It’s going to stay in my family forever.”
“It’s still got all of its original paint, and some minor surface cracks were sanded down and clear coated, but the car’s all original, except for the tires, and the original spare is still in the trunk. The car has 28,100 miles on it.”
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A Classic Case of Knowledge Equals Power By: Amber Pendleton, Heartland Hospice Springtime is quickly approaching. As this new life is blooming, many of us in our community will experience, or be preparing for the loss of a loved one. Loss is never easy, but we can make it easier to cope with. While the end of life is not easy for anyone involved in the process, nor is it a topic most want to face; it is a part of the life cycle. It is much easier to process and accept our potential losses through education regarding the questions that surround “What comes next?”
most of the time he had left, not about him dying. Two weeks before he passed away, we were all blessed with the gift of hospice.... and we, too, had wished we had opted for hospice support sooner.
Another misconception surrounding hospice is that it is only for patients who are actively dying. Because of the highly skilled care that hospice workers can provide to their patients, hospice works best when the team has time to deliver it. The dying Hospice caregivers enrich our patients’ process usually takes time. Patients and their lives and provide support by developing loved ones need support, information, and individualized care plans, setting goals, enmedical care. Social workers and chaplains couraging personal choices, and supporting need time to work with patients and their meaningful experiences. Our caregivers loved ones to bring them to a place of help manage pain and symptoms, enabling acceptance. Nurses and doctors need patients to live life as fully and comfortably time to get the patient’s symptoms optimally managed. In a recent study, it was shown that patients who elected hospice care lived longer than patients who did not. This is most likely due to the management of pain and other symptoms that can cause stress and shorten life. The standard for hospice admission states that the patient should have a prognosis of 6 months or as possible. Social workers and spiritual less to live, IF the disease takes its’ normal counselors create a comforting environment course. Certainly, each disease progress is as in which patients and families are able to different as each patient and some patients share their thoughts, hopes and concerns. may receive hospice care for a year or more. Special bereavement programs provide emoCurrently, the average length of stay on tional support to patients and families who hospice is only 14-20 days. It saddens me to need help coping for 13 months after the think of all the care those patients missed loss of a loved one. And most importantly, out on. hospice provides control of the healthcare journey to the patient who needs it most. There are many, many options that hospice has to offer from emotional support Through my experience working with our to assistance in your home, with someone community, I have also found that much of you can call for advice 24/7/365, to free the fear surrounding hospice care is directly consultations to our community by a nurse, related to many misconceptions surrounding social worker, chaplain or physician. The hospice. Many people I talk to say they fear Hospice benefit is one benefit that Medicare hospice because it signifies “giving up”. On did a stellar job creating, and Hospice is the contrary, choosing hospice care in no covered fully by Medicare and Medicaid way means a patient is giving up hope. It with no out of pocket expenses. may mean redefining hope. Where a patient once hoped for a cure they may now hope to Investigate the options, empower yourself be pain-free. Hope for a patient may mean to explore your choices and make sure your seeing a distant friend or relative one last family and loved ones know what your time or taking the trip to the beach. Hope wishes are….it will allow for less stress for could be as simple as wanting to spend as everyone involved and allow you to enjoy much time with loved ones as possible, or the rest of life to its fullest. Our hope is to be remaining at home rather than having to able to offer the much needed support to our go to the hospital or a nursing home. Hope community during what could be the most looks different in hospice care but it is difficult season of your life. certainly not lost.
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Presentations at KidSafe will include: • Safety at Home (Warrenton Pediatrics) • Fire Safety (Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company) • First Aid (Piedmont Pediatrics) • Bike Safety (Warrenton Police Department) • Gun Safety (Fauquier County Sheriff ’s Office) • Body Safety for Kids (Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office and Fauquier County Social Services) • Self-Defense for Kids (Grand Master Ron Jenkins, Karate Sports Academy) • Animal Safety (Fauquier SPCA) • Weather Safety (Mike Eckert, from the National Weather Service) • Safety with Electricity (Dominion Virginia Power) Children will enjoy live music and have a chance to meet a drug detective dog, as well as some local heroes with the fire department and rescue squad. They will also be able to discover how well they wash their hands with the CSI Germ Glo investigators. Members of the Sheriff’s Office will be offering free child fingerprinting.
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Highlights from the Fauquier Health Calendar of Events Wednesday, March 2 Herbal Integrative Therapies Where: Fauquier Hospital Sycamore Room When: 7 p.m. Details: Lecture with Dr. Joseph David, internist Register: 540-316-3588
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WARRENTON TOUCHES HAITI 13 locals go to a rural village for a week by Tony Tedeschi “Come and see!” said Father Bruno, minister and leader of St. Barthélémy School and Esperance et Vie, a school and clinic in Terrier Rouge, Haiti. “This is your purpose: to witness the beauty of our country and its people and return to your homeland to give testimony that Haiti is full of hope.” The words played over and over in my head as Father Bruno continued his sermon in the multi-purpose room on the third floor of the school. Our group of 13, mostly members of Warrenton’s Presbyterian Church (WPC), had arrived only an hour earlier from our 4-hour bumpy trek from the Dominican Republic. Pastor Carrie Evans led our crew with her engaging smile and the zeal of a child on an adventure. The Christian mass was a mixture of Episcopal, Baptist, and Presbyterian and delivered in both English and Creole. We sat on plastic lawn chairs and shared a handful of worn prayer books. Songs filled the air accompanied by conga drums and hand clapping. Father Bruno’s niece visiting from NYC, Martina, lent her angelic voice in hymn that left us in awe. We ventured to Terrier Rouge to visit a country that has remained impoverished in spite of its beauty and location in the warm Caribbean. Nestled between Cuba and Puerto Rico, sharing the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, Haiti has recently suffered from a massive earthquake, hurricane, cholera epidemic and election troubles. In spite of this, the people press on. Their resolve would move our spirits. Each of us carried at least 100 pounds of supplies including clothing, tools, medicine, computers, toys, and sporting goods. A doctor accompanied us to see patients that had walked for half a day in their nicest clothes. There’s no such thing as food stamps, health services or social services for the poor and 92% of the people are impoverished. School begins everyday with an 8:00 am flag, prayer and song ceremony accompanied by the newly formed marching band. Children are lined up in front of their classrooms, their uniforms faded but clean and neatly pressed. After breakfast, we headed over to the clinic to begin projects and everyone got to work in a matter of minutes. I climbed Haiti continued on page 42 40
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steps to have a quick look from the roof of the building and saw our team scattered and laboring. WPC elder Joan Bundy led a group to create a labyrinth that would be used for prayer and meditation and as a means of helping lower high blood pressure. Elmer was working on the electrical system. Stan, Joan Muscamp, Mike, Jeanne and Kim were scraping and painting. Bob was shoveling; Jen, Penny and Carrie were moving rocks. Meantime, patients began filing into the clinic. Doctors and nurses collaborated on diagnosis. A man is carried under the arms of two women. Minister and nurse, Berry Rice, was on hand to greet and help direct patients. Mrs. Rice’s Athens, Georgia church, Bethlehem Ministry, provides the majority of the funds donated to operate the clinic, some $150,000 annually. Groups like ours bring prescription and over-thecounter medications along with nurses and doctors like Pastor Carrie’s father, Dr. Bill Burslem, a veteran of countless mission trips to Ethiopia and Haiti. The clinic sees about 800 patients a month not including the house calls that nurses like Meredith from Vermont makes on a regular basis. Those needing medical attention dress the entire family in their Sunday best clothes, regardless of how sick they may be. Going to see a visiting doctor is a considered a privilege and the Haitians clearly want to show their respect. As the morning progressed the temperature rose. Long, loose cotton shielded some of our bodies from the sun while others got down to tank tops and shorts. Lunch was delicious and substantial including a beans and rice mixture that we would come to see on a regular basis. Dinner that night was simple: bread and cheese. We were also introduced to a local peanut butter that was stick-to-the-roof-of-your-mouth good. In the late afternoon of our second day, Father Bruno asked us all to pile in the back of the cattle truck that was our transportation that week. We crossed over the highway and soon left the one paved road venturing onto the dirt trails that directed us around a mountain and into very rural areas of northern Haiti. The level of poverty rose. Children ran to their fences as our big vehicle could be heard echoing in the valleys. “Blancs! Sucrets!” the children hoping for candy shouted to the grungy group of foreigners in the back of our diesel land ferry. After an hour, the road became more difficult to navigate. Sections of the road were washed out from the infrequent Haiti continued on page 44
Top Left: This adorable baby and her proud mother received one of hundreds of cow toys donated by our local Chick-fil-A. Bottom Left: Young boy watches the food distribution from the other side of the fence. 42
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heavy rains. We were miles from ‘civilization.’ Goats, pigs and cows, all with their wooden collars, seemed to wander everywhere. The road became a hill of rocks one point, but it didn’t deter Father Bruno. Finally we arrived at our first destination, a muddy well pump in a village that some called “Don-Don.” We talked with a village leader about the difficulty in transporting the unsafe water. Pastor Evans wanted to know what a 42 pound bucket of water felt like to the women who carried it a mile or two on the tops of their heads to their homes and so my son helped her hoist one overhead. Father Bruno started walking and we followed. About a mile or so down the road we paused at dusk in front of a collapsed well illuminated only by the full moon.
Pastor Evans, Father Bruno and Dr. Burslem
Bruno has reported that the education program has been successful in almost eliminating cholera in the region. Fellow traveler Stan Parkes and I were moved by this trip. We returned to our quarters and put the challenge out to our friends to raise the money for this well and project. Warrenton responded with generous donations. The new well construction has already begun and hopefully will be completed by the time this article hits your mailbox. On Wednesday, work continued to finish the labyrinth. A Haitian man, Edward, who was earning some money to help support his 15-monthold son, broke rocks into smaller
pieces. Edward represents the future of Haitian leadership. He is hard working and is studying both accounting and architecture in the city of Cap Haitien. Benches were being constructed by hand as local carpenter, Vincent, hand planed 8-foot long boards until they were smooth and perfectly formed. Back at the school, several women began distributing some 150 handmade dresses to the younger students at the school. Members of the church made the dresses and each one is unique. The joy on the little girls’ faces was only surpassed by their parent’s smiles when they picked them up from school.
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Father Bruno explained that diseases like cholera and malaria were prevalent because the people didn’t have easy access to water so many ventured to the river that carried the diseases. Simpler than sending doctors and medicine, Father Bruno asked if we would help restore the well and assist him in his cholera education program. Through this, volunteers had educated over 10,000 people in how to safeguard their families and disinfect their water and food items St. Barthelemy School. One visitor called it the most impressive structure he has seen in with diluted household bleach. Father seven years in Haiti. The school currently serves 720 students. 44
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Others labored over repairing the soccer field with hand tools – machetes to cut the grass. Used bare hands to remove the stones. One shovel to level the dirt mounds. A few ventured over to the clinic to continue painting.
We didn’t give the food to the people of Terrier Rouge. No, Father Bruno had us pack the 447 packages into the cattle truck along with our crew and we ventured down the road to two villages that were far worse off.
Thursday morning I awoke with a lingering feeling that today was going to be special. Little did I know how the next several hours were going to impact our team.
We unloaded our truck at a community center in the heart of Phaeton, our first stop. People lined up with the tickets in hand that had been passed out to each family. The elderly were allowed to go first and everyone was patient as the line moved slowly and purposefully towards our volunteers, one at a time.
The night before, Father Bruno had us separate several thousand pounds of food purchased with Warrenton contributions into portions for distribution. A coffee can of rice, half a can of beans, a package of pasta, two dried fish and a bottle of oil were sorted and placed into plastic bags. This amount of food was intended to feed an entire family for some five days. It took us a few hours to sort and package the meager rations. During the process, a bag broke and a handful of rice spilled across the table and floor. We froze momentarily. Father Bruno walked over, scooped up some of the spilled rice and said, “Be careful. This is like blood to these people.” We got the message and every grain became more precious. To understand the kindness of the Haitians is to know what happened next. 46
We each grabbed packages from our stockpile and handed them to the Haitians who received their gifts with a warm smile or a simple gesture. Each of us said some words meant to comfort those receiving food yet there was nothing at the time many of us could do to find our own consolation. At one point, the tears flooded my eyes so much I had to go sit on a bench to regain my composure. The emotions we felt were an overwhelming mixture of sorrow and joy, confusion and clarity, anger and love. Especially love. God’s love, the Haitians love and our own love. We repeated this process in the village of Paulette. The situation there appeared even worse. Dr. Burslem pointed out a
little girl whose hair was tinged red, the effects of starvation. She stood there with a defiant pose. Her bloated belly, full of worms, poked out from her tattered striped shirt. Her skirt was nothing more than a woman’s slip. Her feet were bare to the hot dirt and rocks where she stood. A few items of food, medicine and clothing would have made a difference to this young lady. Yet, we had nothing to offer her. We ran out of food before everyone was fed. Our truck was quiet for the ride back to our compound. On our last day there, we spent most of the time distributing the rest of our supplies. My son, Mike, and I brought 4 large suitcases of items. We returned home with only the smallest one. Everything we could give away we did. Clothes, a laptop, medicine, food, toiletries, shoes, pens - everything except a few essentials for the trip back to our sub-freezing hometown. We exchanged email addresses and promises with those remaining. We also visited a Jotropha farm and a processing facility. Jotropha is a nut that grows readily throughout Haiti and is resistant to drought and pests. It is pressed to make both an efficient biodiesel fuel and a glycerin based Haiti continued on page 48 Warrenton Lifestyle
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Former principal and vocational teacher, Elmer Magyar, works with Haitian carpenter, Vincent. Elmer left Vincent a large bag of tools to continue his trade. feed their families. Bob was there to distribute soccer balls and uniforms, improve the ungraded field that served 720 students and research a program to connect US soccer clubs with a Haitian counterpart. About her experience on the trip, Jeanne offered, “Wonderful! The people are warm, kind, thoughtful, caring, dignified even in their poverty. They are thankful for everything they receive with no sense of entitlement for anything given to them. Because of this amazing reception, when I left, not only did I leave Haiti behind but many friends along with a large piece of my heart.” Jeanne is leading a small team back to Terrier Rouge in April to continue craft instruction and conduct more food distributions. If you would like to contribute, please send a tax-deductible donation to the Warrenton Presbyterian Church. 100% of the funds will go directly to purchase food. Pastor Carrie Evans offered this summary of our week to us, “Before we set foot in the seemingly God forsaken country of Haiti, we were much like the blind man. We saw things but we didn’t understand. Over the past week, Jesus has taken the red dirt of Terrier Rouge and rubbed our eyes clean. We have seen the truth. Here at home, everything is different. I listen more carefully and make choices with greater wisdom. I get frustrated at the pettiness and idolatry and I will no doubt find myself in a corner weeping for who we are in comparison to the wholehearted Haitians that opened their arms and hearts to each one of us. And, as it is with any change, it is painful and oftentimes heart-wrenching when there are those that do not understand.”
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The Iron Bridge One of Warrenton’s choice establishments, Iron Bridge lures wine connoisseurs and amateurs alike with its posh ambience, stellar wine list and trendy dishes. Boasting three separate floors ideal for dining and sipping, each level has its own personality. The main floor is open and airy, the walls are lined with the latest stock of wines, a massive granite bar is the focal point as well as the two coveted window tables that look out on to Main Street. Downstairs is cellar-like with stone and wood plank walls surrounding a private dining room, comfortable lounge with fireplace and a separate dining area with a bar popular for its Thursday night wine tastings. The top floor is a rectangular catwalk that peeks down at the bar below. This floor has eclectic seating arrangements, a fireplace, the hip Enomatic (do-it-yourself wine tasting machine), and, in the warmer months, rooftop seating. Their menu is exquisite and playful offering an assortment of dishes to excite your taste buds. The Grilled Chicken Caesar 62
Salad, Three Cheese Plate, and Crispy Fried Calamari are excellent starters. Come in for lunch, set up the lap top use the free WiFi and try the Combination for $8 – Your choice of the Omelet of the Day, Quiche of the Day or Grilled Cheese Panini and Cup of Soup, Mixed Green Salad, Caesar Salad, Bowl of Fruit or Herbed Frites. They also have sandwich choices and entrees like the Crab Cake & Salad. The Dinner menu is tasty temptations like the Iron Bridge Signature Steak, a grilled 16 oz New York Strip, market fresh vegetable and rustic potato. Fried Chicken and Lobster MacN-Cheese or Grilled Angus Beef Meatloaf are comfortable classics. Five out of the seven days of the week they feature specialty items like Mussel Mondays, Tuesday is Steak Night, Wednesday is Burger Night, Friday is Five for Five, and Saturday is Lobster Night. With over 250 wines, this wine bar offers an exceptional list and it is constantly evolving. Every few weeks’ new wines Warrenton Lifestyle
Thursday Night Local Wine Tastings in March March 3 – Tarara Winery March 10 – Pearmund Cellars March 17 – Gadino Cellars March 24 – Hume Vineyards March 31 – Corcoran Vineyards
Wine Company are added and flights are updated keeping wine lovers curious. Clever and flirty titles separate the wines allowing guests to easily select a wine to their palate. Names like “So You Want Some Bubbles,” “Crisp, Fresh (I’m Thirsty) Whites,” “Rich, Savor, Toasty, Luscious Whites,” “Because I’m Easy (To Drink) Reds,” “Big Reds That Should Knock Your Socks off,” and “Exotically Sassy, Strikingly Sweet 1/2 Glass Pours.” Feeling particularly daring, try a glass of their Mystery Red or White. Pair one of these wines with their decadent desserts like their contemporary Crème Brulee and Bread Pudding. Come in on Thursday night for a free wine tasting throughout the year. March through September is focused on
Virginia Wines, having vineyards from the state showcase their varieties. The remainder of the year is left open for tastings from all over. Wine tasting is usually paired with a fundraiser, so stop in taste, enjoy a class, and donate to a cause. Iron Bridge is located at 29 Main Street and is open seven days a week; Monday through Saturday opening at 11:00am and Sunday at noon. Sunday through Wednesday the restaurant is open until 10:00pm and Thursday through Saturday they are open until 11:00pm. Reservations aren’t necessary but recommended. For more information please visit their website at www.ironbridgewines.com, friend them on Facebook, or by calling (540)349-9339.
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A Taste of Warrenton The Best in Dining & Entertainment The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and40/0/20/0 non-advertisers. Please contact us if you 81/100/36/38 47/68/85/60 41/24/73/2 60/90/0/0 believe any information provided is inaccurate. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar
(540) 341-2044 • 105 W Lee Highway M-Thu: 11am-11pm, F-Sat: 11pm-12am Sun: 11am-10pm Full-service friendly, affordable restaurant chain. Offers salad bar, lunch combos, and Carside-To-Go service. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Casual dress. www.applebees.com
Ben & Mary’s Steakhouse
(540) 347-4100 • 6806 James Madison Hwy M - Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 11am - 8pm Steakhouse providing specializing in filet mignon, prime rib, and chops. Full bar with extensive wine list, variety of beers, and cocktails. Banquet facilities for up to 70 people available. Catering available.
Black Bear Bistro
(540) 428-1005 • 32/34 Main Street Sun - Thu: 11 am - 9 pm; Fri - Sat 11 am - 10 pm Restaurant offering local beers and wines, soups and salads, appetizers, and entrees. A wide variety of American food with a twist. Try the muffaletta sandwich! Also features Sweeney’s Cellar, located one floor below. www.blackbearbistro.com
(540) 878-5383 • 272 Broadview Avenue M - Thu 8:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 8:30am - 2am; Sun 11am - 10pm The grill at the local bowling alley provides a great grill at great prices for any meal including breakfast. Sandwiches, subs, burgers and hotdogs along with side dishes from onion rings to chicken tenders. Children’s menu. Beer and wine available.
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(540) 347-3199 • 34 Broadview illustrator color palette(540) 351-0580 • 589 Frost Avenue Avenue Locally owned and operated Burger M - Thu 11am - 10pm; King. Home of the Whopper. Have Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun Noon campaign to promote a more healthy - 10pm lifestyle of eating to kids. Kid’s play Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you area available. Casual dress. can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, www.bk.com Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 Café Torino minimum and within 5 mile radius). (540) 347-2713 • 388 Waterloo www.chinarestaurantva.com Street M 7am - 4pm; Tue - Wed 7am Claire’s at the Depot - 5pm; (540) 351-1616 • 65 S. Third Thu - Fri 7am - 9pm; Sat 9am Street - 9pm Lunch: Tues - Fri 11:30am Restaurant offering authentic Italian 2:30pm; Dinner: Tues - Thu pasta, seafood, appetizers, and 5:30pm - 9pm, desserts. Breakfast served in the Fri - Sat 5:30pm - 10pm; morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, Brunch: Sun 10:30am - 2pm pasta, and more. Dinner usually Casual yet elegant restaurant offering requires reservation and is only locally inspired seasonal American available Thursday thru Saturday. cuisine. The service is as first rate as Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress. the food. Open for lunch and dinner http://cafetorinoandbakery.com and brunch on Sundays. Extensive wine list available. Carousel Frozen Treats www.clairesrestaurant.com (540) 351-0004 • 346 Waterloo Street • Hours vary. Open early Cold Stone Creamery spring to late fall. (540) 349-0300 • 183 W. Lee Soft-serve, milkshakes, and more Highway www.carouselfrozentreats.com Sun - Thu Noon - 9:30pm; (540) 347-9791 • 256 W Lee Hwy All Chicken products are prepared by hand, as are all the salads and fruit cups. Where else can you get chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner? http://www.chick-fil-a.com/warrenton
Fri - Sat Noon - 10pm Offers unique, custom ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family environment. Cakes and ice cream by the pint or gallon can be purchased to bring home. www.coldstonecreamery.com
(540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Highway M - Thu 11:30am - 10pm; Fri 11:30am - 11pm; Sat 12 noon - 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm Authentic Chinese, Thai, Fusion, and Seafood cuisine. Offer lunch buffet everyday. Feature China Jade specialties and Kid’s menu (includes chicken wings and grilled cheese). Casual dress.
(540) 347-0401 • 7323 Comfort Inn Dr. 24 hours a day Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi. www.dennys.com/en
(540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Highway Sun-Thu 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am-1am Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches. www.dominos.com
(540) 351-0011 • 251 W. Lee Highway 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 takeout. www.el-agave.com
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(540) 341-8800 • 251 W. Lee Hwy, #177 Sun - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11pm Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.
(540) 349-9120 • 623 Frost Avenue Sun - Thu - 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat - 7am - 10pm Hearty portions, made-to-order entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, bread, soup, and dessert bar available for $4.99. www.countrycookin.com
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Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room
(540) 347-4205 • 9236 Tournament Dr. Tues - Wed 11am - 8pm; Thu - Fri 11am - 9pm; Sat 7am - 9pm; Sun 7am - 8pm Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends. www.fauquiersprings.com
Five Guy’s Restaurant
(540) 878-2066 • 6441 Lee Highway M - Sun 11am - 10pm Burgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Uses fresh, never frozen, ground beef. www.fiveguys.com
(540) 349-5776 • 20 Broadview Avenue Sun - Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available. www.fostersgrille.com
(540) 347-3047 • 55 Broadview Avenue 24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
(540) 878-5200 • 108 Main Street Loaves of bread handcrafted using wholegrain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery. www.warrentonbread.com
Honeybaked Ham Company
(540) 428-0044 • 251 W Lee Highway Deli offering sandwiches, soups, and more. Customers will enjoy a variety of sandwiches and soups.
(540) 428-1820 • 6445 Lee Highway M–Sun 6am - 10pm Specializes in breakfast. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken also avail. for lunch and dinner. www.ihop.com
(540) 347-1999 •73 Main Street M - Fri 8am - 3pm; Sat 8am - 2pm Small, one-man operation offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a variety of deli sandwiches, salads, subs, and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.
Iron Bridge Wine Co.
(540) 349-9339 • 29 Main Street Lunch: M - Sat 11am-2pm; Dinner: M - Sat 5pm - 9pm; Sun 12pm - 5pm Cozy wine restaurant featuring a wide variety of world and local Virginia wines. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Offers seasonal, healthy, small plate entrees and nightly specials to accompany wine selection. Seating available in the main dining area, historic stone cellar, balcony level or outdoor patio (weather permitting) Catering and private parties available. Casual dress. www.ironbridgewines.com
Iron City Hot Dog Shop
251 W. Lee Highway Hot dog joint with Pittsburgh Steeler décor offering customers a friendly and competitive atmosphere.
Jerry’s Subs and Pizza
(540) 349-4900 • 177 W. Lee Highway Sat - Thu 10:30am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat 10:20am - 10pm; Sun 11am - 9pm Specialty cheese steaks, overstuffed subs, and pizza. Catering available. Offering combos, salads and ice cream. Lunch special’s menu good all day. Delivery service available. www.jerrysusa.com
Jimmies Market Cafe/Kidwell Caterers/Madison Tea Room
(540) 347-1942 • 22 Main Street Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm Fri Open til 8pm for supper Restaurant offering sandwiches, subs, and other daily specials. Also sell wine. Catering available. The Madison Tea Room is also available for time away 60/90/0/0 from a hectic day. Casual dress.
Joe & Vinnie’s
(540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Highway M - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun Noon - 10pm Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice. www.joeandvinniespizza.net
KFC/Long John Silver
(540) 347-3900 • 200 Broadview Ave. M - Thu 10am - 11pm; Fri - Sun 10am - 12am KFC specializes in Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken and homestyle sides. Long John Silver’s is a quick service seafood restaurant. Located in the same building to provide diners with a wider variety of choices. www.kfc.com
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505 Fletcher Drive • (540) 3410392 Sun – Thurs 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat 11am to 11pm LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant 81/100/36/38 is proud to serve 47/68/85/60 hand-cut, handseasoned steaks, thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of 2 seafood.tetrad Casual dress. www.longhornsteakhouse.com
Molly’s Irish Pub
(540) 349-5300 • 36 Main Street M - Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am - 2pm Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, fun environment. Traditional Irish fare and lots of sandwiches available. Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full 40/0/20/0 41/24/73/2 bar. Live entertainment four nights a week. www.mollysirishpub.com
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(540) 341-1962 • 514 Fletcher Drive Authentic Chinese restaurant offering a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, and meats.
(540) 347-7888 • 351 Broadview Ave. 24 HR Fast food chain known for Big Mac and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now serving McCafé beverages. Kids play area available. www.mcdonalds.com
McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
(540) 347-7200 • 380 Broadview Ave. M-Fri 11am - 2am; Fri - Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am - 2am Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Relaxed environment offering traditional Irish favorites. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week. Irish Music Seisuin and Dinner Special on Sundays. Free Wi-Fi. Private dining room available. Full bar area with happy hour specials and appetizer menu. Valet Parking Friday and Saturday Evenings. Outdoor Patio. Live entertainment. Casual dress. www.mcmahonsirishpub.com
Mojitos & Tapas
(540) 349-8833 • 251 W. Lee Hwy #157 M-Thu: 11am-9pm, F-Sat: 11am10pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm The only true Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the state of Virginia. Authentic Cuban staples, Spanish tapas and a wide variety of mojitos. Family owned, smoke-free. Open for lunch and dinner. Known for their signature Cuban sandwich and seafood Paella. Happy Hour, Ladies Nights and Special Events. Full bar. Casual dress. www.mojitosandtapas.com
Street M – F 9 am to 5 pm; Sat 9 am to 4 pm Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available.
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse
(540) 349-5050 • 139 W. Lee Highway M-Sat 11:30am - 10pm; Sun 11:30am - 9pm Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, family environment.
(540) 349-0457 • 6419 Lee Highway M - Fri 4pm - 10pm; Sat 2pm 11pm; Sun 2pm - 9pm Australian steakhouse. Also offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. Carry out available. www.outback.com
(540) 341-4362 • 251 W. Lee Highway M-Sat 6:30am - 9pm; Sun 7:30am - 8pm Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great bread selection. Gourmet coffee and tea also available. Dine in or carry out. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available. www.panerabread.com
(540) 347-5444 • 95 Broadview Avenue Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. Online ordering available. Choose from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, p’zone pizzas, and more. www.pizzahut.com
(540) 349-7171 • 251 W. Lee Highway Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée restaurant. Available for pickup and delivery. Offer both hot and toasted and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and calzones also available. www.pizzarama.com
Red Truck Bakery
(540) 347-2224 • 22 Waterloo Street Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available. www.redtruckbakery.com
Red, Hot & Blue
(540) 349-7100 • 360 Broadview Avenue Sun-Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm Southern Grill and Barbeque restaurant. Offers dine-in, take out, and catering. Large menu with options for ribs, sandwiches, salads, platters, and southern entrées. Casual dress. www.redhotandblue.com
(540) 341-4912 • 74 Blackwell Park Lane American chain restaurant serving your favorite hamburgers, pastas, steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual dress. www.rubytuesday.com
(540) 349-0950 • 41 W. Lee Highway #53, 102 Broadview Ave, 45 Main St. Suite A Restaurant offering subs and pizza. Home of the $5 footlong. Food is prepared after you order, and everything is prepared fresh daily. Available for dine-in or takeout. www.subway.com
(540) 341-4206 • 316 W. Lee Highway Open late for fourthmeal cravings. Now offering frutista freeze drinks and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco menu (low fat). www.tacobell.com
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(540) 347-2935 • 15 S. Third Street M - Fri 10am - 3pm Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or grab-andgo options available. Soups are the specialty at Renee’s – each day there are two news soups. She-crab soup available every Friday. Catering and business lunches available.
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(540) 349-7172 • 322 W. Lee Highway Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, and dessert also available. Daily specials and features. www.papajohns.com
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(540) 349-2330 • 147 W. Shirley Avenue Sun. - Thu., Sat. 11 am - 9pm; Fri. 11am - 10pm Mexican restaurant offering different quality specials everyday. Menu offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts and more. Dine-in or take-out. Casual dress. www.tippystacohouse.com
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(540) 349-2828 • 185 W. Lee Highway Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.
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(540) 428-1818 • 251 W. Lee Hwy #679 Café offering bistro sandwiches, wraps, gourmet salads, soups, and smoothies. Meals served with either chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two combination. Catering and kid’s menu available. Casual dress. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
(540) 349-5031 • 484 Blackwell Road Sun. - Thu. 11am - 10pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 11pm. Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Check for lunch and combo specials. www.vocellipizza.com
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(540) 349-8118 • 352 Waterloo Street Asian food available for dine-in, takeout, or delivery. Wide range of dishes available to order. Dishes served with a side of white rice. Casual dress.
(540) 347-5528 • 281 Broadview Avenue Fast food chain offering hamburgers, salads, and chicken nuggets. Also offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Frosty’s available as desert. Casual dress. www.wendys.com
The Wing Fanatic
540-878-5458 • 7373 Comfort Inn Drive Mon-Wed: 3pm-12am; Thu-Fri: 3pm-2am; Sat & Sun: 11am-2am Restaurant & Bar sporting over 40 TVs for your ultimate sports and entertainment experience. The Wing Fanatic features take out and some catering and includes outdoor seating. Wings feature 34 sauces to choose from. Menu also features burgers, wraps, kid’s menu and more. Locally owned and operated. Casual attire.
(540) 347-4355 • 294 W. Lee Highway M - Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm. First Chinese Restaurant in Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties and daily combos. Also offer a healthy food section and thai food options. www.yencheng.com
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This month most of my business news is about businesses that are opening and I guess that shows that we are seeing some recovery in Fauquier County. Emergicare has opened near the Giant in the same space as another urgent care that closed a few months ago. They offer several different services to walk-in patients and they are ready to assist you. We also have two restaurants opening in Warrenton this month. Rancho el Paso will be opening very soon, if they haven’t already. They are opening in the old Ocean Café building on Broadview Avenue. This is a traditional Mexican restaurant and the owners have a lot of experience, as this is not the only Mexican restaurant in their family. There has been much sprucing up done to bring this restaurant back to life and it looks great. We also have the Northside 29 Family Restaurant, which the Chakalos family opened on February 22nd, in New Baltimore where the Town ‘N Country restaurant was. They are open for breakfast and lunch from 6 am to 4 pm and are very busy in the kitchen, preparing many things from scratch. The house soup is a Greek favorite called Avgolemono soup (Chicken rice and lemon), and homemade sirloin chili. They also have homemade breads, brioche, buttermilk biscuits, and cinnamon rolls. Let’s not forget they are serving Caribou coffee with those fresh baked goods and all the other great food. There are great specials every week with favorites like Italian eggs, veggie frittata, Greek lasagna, hand pressed Angus burgers, and fresh hand cut steaks. They are excited to finally get open and proud to have the opportunity to gain a reputation for not just good food, but great food! Drop by and check out the new restaurant. There is one closure to report, the WEXchange that was operated next door to and by The White Elephant, has closed here in Warrenton. The White Elephant says that they have moved it to their Middleburg store. It will be sorely missed. Amy Griffin is the owner of inFauquier.com, a comprehensive online directory of consumer businesses located in Fauquier County. Maps to all the businesses can be found at inFauquier.com and check out the What’s New page for more business happenings in the entire county. You can reach her at (540)347-4922 or amy@ inFauquier.com with your questions or any tidbits you hear about local business. Warrenton Lifestyle
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