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J. Willard “Bill” Lineweaver was mayor of Warrenton when I first visited here some 30 years ago. He had a furniture store on Main Street where he held court with citizens throughout the day, talking politics or telling tales. As I got to know him better, ‘Mayor’ usually left you smiling with a joke or reflective with an in-depth story. The way he glowingly spoke of his wife of 68 years, Bizz, might be a lost art. She shared his dreams and their home was always open for visitors in the afternoon.
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I have had the privilege of seeing, hearing and learning from Bill Lineweaver most every Thursday lunch for the past 13 years since becoming a Rotarian. He and Reverend Dick Winter would start us to begin every meeting with their enthusiastic, harmonious version of America (My Country ‘tis of Thee). On the rare occasions either of them were not present, we sounded noticeably thin. Lineweaver is revered by our club members. His was a lifetime of leadership. It is hard to imagine that Lineweaver was serving on Warrenton’s Town Council even before I was born. We should all be grateful that ‘Mayor’ shared his incredible life publicly. He most certainly lived every minute of it. We enjoyed his ability to recall an event or place decades or even half a century ago – it was uncanny. Last summer, we sat outside Dr. Sentz’ entry during a First Friday event. He was enjoying the crowd, people-watching like the rest of us. While many stopped and offered a ‘hello, Mayor’, Lineweaver confided that he didn’t know most of those that walked Main Street that night. “There was a time when I knew everyone in Town and their families.”
Sgt. Bill Lineweaver, European tour of duty.
In June of 2011, John Toler covered his Battle of the Bulge experience where Lineweaver served part of his military term during WWII. You can read the article online at www.warrentonlifestyle.com. It is befittingly coincidental that part three of John Toler’s history of the Warrenton town government concluded this month with a recount of Bill Lineweaver’s unparalleled public service. The story was submitted only two days before his passing and remains unedited, except for the addition of the words ‘the late.’ In his honor, please raise a glass in a toast, spend a moment to enjoy our community, work to make it better, listen to your neighbors and value their opinion, speak glowingly of your spouse, friends or children and live every minute of your life as it was intended to be lived. ‘The Mayor’ will be smiling down upon us.
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BOOTS N’ BEER THE WARRENTON HIKING CLUB by Andreas A. Keller It was after many years of hiking, when Warrenton’s Jim Carson realized that what is good for the soul is better when shared; that he started working on the idea of a hiking club - for guys only. There was some ruckus from the ladies corner, but nevertheless, on December 17, 2009, the first crew ascended Mary’s Rock in the Shenandoah National Park. So began the club’s monthly hikes. On a cold day in January while climbing the Little Devils Stairs trail, many names were proposed for this new and motley hiking group, eventually settling on a name we’d all be proud to wear on our caps and T-shirts: The Warrenton Hiking Club! Only later, as the spirit of the club revealed itself, emerged a tongue-in-cheek byline: A Drinking Club with a Hiking Problem. With time and help of one of the most avid hikers, Cooper Wright, the byline morphed into the moniker Boots ‘n Beer. Meanwhile, our intrepid leader, harboring big plans, told all that he wanted to cart busloads of hikers to the trail head every month, and he shared with us a professor’s message to his students that was passed along to him, prefacing the inspiration with the following sentiment: “It really expresses what I’m trying to nurture with our little hiking group. As I’m always saying, it’s good for the soul.” One final paragraph of advice: Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast … a part-time crusader, a halfhearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it.
While you can. While it is still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, encounter the grizz, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, that lovely, mysterious and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much: I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound people with their hearts in a safe deposit box and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this: you will outlive the bastards. Edward Albee Every month we hiked another peak in the Appalachian Trail or in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We were crossing streams, exploring valleys, encountering bears and dear, burning up from the heat, getting soaked in the rain, hearing in awe the hauling winds, feeling limbs get numb from the icy cold, all the while recalling the hikers’ maxim: There’s no bad weather, only bad gear!
Cooper Wright on Dec. 29, 2011 Hawksbill Mountain with 4,042 ft Elevation Highest Point of Shenandoah National Park
As confidence rose and muscles hardened, elevations got higher and the distances got longer. Word got around that the hiking was fun and the camaraderie unequalled. Recently this winter, even with rain and cold in the forecast, 18 hearty hikers braved the elements and as luck throws the dice enjoyed a sunny afternoon climbing 1800 feet on an 8 mile hike. Naturally some got blisters, others slipped when fording streams, and newcomers rediscovered their hamstrings and glutes, yet at the end there was pride expressed with high-fives, fist pumps, and even the occasional “I did it!” As the group hiked and got to know each other, an intensity of purpose emerged when an item on the proverbial Bucket List was picked up in the trail chatter: Hiking 150 miles on the Appalachian Trail during the Spring of 2011! George Wotton was the first to commit: “This is something I want to do for myself. I’ve discovered the joy of hiking!” HIKING CLUB continued on page 10
Bluff Trail of Big Devils Stairs: One of the more overlooked scenic gorge hikes in the Shenandoah National Park March 2012
A diverse group of gentlemen (and wildlife) From top right: Tom Campbell, Scott Keithly, Bill Chipman, Bert van Gils, Bill Little, Pablo Theodoro, Tony Tedeschi, Jim Carson, John Hagerty and Buck. Our little friend in the corner there (the bear) tried to join us for lunch one day. We declined.
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When that Bucket List item was checked off, the seniors kept asking what is next, because there is a knowing voice reminding them “Enjoy life while you’re still old!” As a result, almost every week The Warrenton Hiking Club Seniors hit the trail checking off one great hike after another. Hiking in the mountains requires physical stamina and being properly hydrated, but nothing motivates more and builds mental toughness than the thought of a cold beer as a reward for burning thousands of calories. That being said, most of the hikes are planned to end near Griffin Tavern in Flint Hill, VA. Boots ‘n Beer offers friendship and camaraderie, good stories and laughter, as well as an afternoon in the middle of the week to rejuvenate the body and refresh the mind and soul as one connects with nature and earth. Over the last two years Warrenton’s little hiking group has grown to over 60 prospective hikers with a core of regulars numbering around 25 committed hiking dudes. Curiously and quietly, there emerges over time a knowledge within each hiker akin to ancient wisdom, a wisdom recorded in the “The Top Five Regrets of the Dying” by Bronnie Ware, a palliative nurse from Australia, which John Hagerty shared with Boots ‘n Beer and supplemented by Jim Carson (JC). HIKING CLUB continued on page 12
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I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me. This was the most common regret of all. When people realize that their life is almost over and look back clearly on it, it is easy to see how many dreams have gone unfulfilled. Most people had not honored even a half of their dreams and had to die knowing that it was due to choices they had made, or not made. Health brings a freedom very few realize, until they no longer have it. —A very good reason to get outside and hike with us. (JC) I wish I hadn’t worked so hard. This came from every male patient that I nursed. They missed their children’s youth and their partner’s companionship. All of the men I nursed deeply regretted spending so much of their lives on the treadmill of a work existence.” I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings. Many people suppressed their feelings in order to keep peace with others. As a result, they settled for a mediocre existence and never became who they were truly capable of becoming. Many developed illnesses relating to the bitterness and resentment they carried as a result. —What better outlet than the camaraderie and shared experiences of Boots ‘n Beer! (JC)
I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends. Often they would not truly realize the full benefits of old friends until their dying weeks and it was not always possible to track them down. Many had become so caught up in their own lives that they had let golden friendships slip by over the years. There were many deep regrets about not giving friendships the time and effort that they deserved. Everyone misses their friends when they are dying. —What better way to nurture the bonds of friendship! (JC) I wish that I had let myself be happier. This is a surprisingly common one. Many did not realize until the end that happiness is a choice. They had stayed stuck in old patterns and habits. The so-called ‘comfort’ of familiarity overflowed into their emotions, as well as their physical lives. Fear of change had them pretending to others, and to their selves, that they were content, when deep within, they longed to laugh properly and have silliness in their life again.” —WOW! No better description has ever been provided for the value of Boots ‘n Beer! So get off your duffs, stop making excuses and join us for good health, good will and good beer. (JC)
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to smile and live a successful life, and putting a smile on not only their faces, but their families’ as well,” says founder and president Claire Miclat. “I have been a part of NoVa Operation Smile for almost two years now and it has been my pleasure to work with my fellow members on impacting and changing the lives’ of countless children. The ability to just smile is taken for granted by so many but these children consider the ability to smile a privilege. I originally joined NoVa Operation Smile in my freshman year as another item to be added to my college resume. But as I become an enthusiastic member, I slowly realized that I loved being able to help alter the lives’ of children. NoVa Operation Smile no longer was an organization that I infrequently participated in but rather an organization that I put my effort, heart, and soul into. This organization is not just another superfluous school club but an association that helps children worldwide,” vice president Xing Zhang, mentioned. “Operation Smile is a great organization to be a part of. We raise money for such a great cause; it is impossible not to be excited. It is just such a great feeling to know that you are a part of something as great as Operation Smile,” says Sabrina Ferrero. “I wanted to help out with an organization that a lot of people are not aware of. Operation Smile is a great cause that has allowed me to both help support and inform others,” Lexie Lombard, the marketing/advertising chairman explained. “I recently joined because I want kids to be able to receive the treatment they need to live a happy life. The awareness and caring for these children can’t be spread or made clear without the help from clubs and organizations like NoVa Operation Smile. I love to be able to say that I am a part of such a great club that changes children’s lives,” says new club member Devon Anderson. “I chose to participate in Operation Smile because kids in thirdworld countries can’t afford to pay for these surgeries on their own and I wanted to help out these kids. I have been a part of Operation Smile for about a year and a half and I love being able to raise money so these children can have the operation performed on them because it will change them physically and mentally,” avid member Lauren Schleinker said. New member Blair MacAvoy joined because, “it is a worthy cause that often gets overlooked and can cause a huge difference in the lives of the children it provides for.” We are already planning our Second Annual Run for Smiles 5k, and have many smaller fundraisers and product drives planned. We are also doing the background work for another major fundraiser to be held in the late summer or fall of next school year. All ideas and help are welcome! We welcome any teen interested in NoVa Operation Smile. They may attend any area high school. We also welcome any other adults who would be interested in joining as mentors and advisers. If you are interested in donating money, products or time, please contact us! We can be reached in the following ways: www.facebook.com/novaoperationsmile email@example.com Through Kettle Run High School Or you may call Cathy Miclat at (703)987.5360 16
Brittany Alvareuga, 9 months old Tegucigalpa, Honduras Cleft Lip and Cleft Palate
Unlike some children born in Honduras with cleft lips or cleft palates, 9-month-old Brittany was born into a family that already knew about the help Operation Smile Honduras could provide. Her father, Marlon, a bus driver from Colonia de Soledad, had a friend with a child born with a cleft lip. Marlon had seen programs on television about Operation Smile. When Brittany was born with both a cleft lip and a cleft palate, Marlon’s friend helped him learn more about Operation Smile and how to get help for his daughter. “It was reassuring. We already knew about Operation Smile at birth. We knew there would be help,” Marlon said. “We really are comfortable in Operation Smile’s hands.” Brittany received free reconstructive surgery to repair her cleft lip at the international medical mission in Tegucigalpa in March 2007. Marlon and his family traveled two hours by bus to give Brittany a chance for a new smile. Since receiving her surgery, Marlon said there have been many wonderful changes in his daughter’s life. “Brittany is eating more and she’s already started to gain weight. She is healthier now too, and doesn’t get colds as easily as she did before her surgery,” he said. Marlon said it was hard on his wife, a seamstress, to have a child with a facial deformity. Brittany is the only member of her family born with a cleft lip or a cleft palate. But not all of the positive changes since Brittany’s surgery have been physical in nature. Marlon said since his daughter’s surgery, his relationship with his wife has improved. “It’s calmer now,” he said, “There is less stress in our life.” And Marlon has been able to pass on the help he received from his friend. Since Brittany’s birth, a co-worker of his has given birth to a child with a cleft lip. Marlon has been helping him to learn more about Operation Smile for his own baby. “We have our own little support group,” Marlon explained. For Brittany’s future, Marlon said he hopes for perfection for her: a perfect palate once it’s repaired and the opportunity for Brittany to become a doctor to continue helping others. Mission Information: Tegucigalpa, Honduras March 1-11, 2007 Patients treated: 97 Patients turned away: 240 An Operation Smile team of international volunteers worked in Tegucigalpa to change the lives Brittany March 2007 of children suffering with facial deformities. Parents from throughout Honduras brought their children to the mission site, hoping that their son or daughter would be chosen for surgery. The team consisted of more than 50 medical and non-medical volunteers, including plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, nurses, a pediatrician, an orthodontist, a speech pathologist and others. These volunteers from Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Panama and the United States worked with a Honduran medical team at Hospital San Felipe to Brittany August 2009 provide 337 free medical evaluations and 97 reconstructive surgeries for children with facial deformities.
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World Renowed Artist P. Buckley Moss Comes to Warrenton by Liz Casazza Join P. Buckley Moss, one of America’s most prized living artists, at Framecraft in Old Town Warrenton on Saturday, March 31st from 10am to 4:30pm. She will unveil the third and final painting in her Old Town Warrenton Series. This 2012 painting of the Mosby House is entitled Historic Charm. It complements her 2010 painting of the Old Courthouse called Warmth Within Warrenton and her 2009 painting of the Warren Green Hotel entitled Teddy’s Ride. P. Buckley Moss was commissioned by Framecraft to create this beautiful, historic collection. Prints of the Old Town Warrenton Series, as well as hundreds of other P. Buckley Moss prints, will be available for purchase and signing by the artist. Also, an extensive collection of her treasures for all ages—ornaments, books, puzzles, and novelty gifts—will be displayed for sale. An alumna of New York’s prestigious Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Pat Moss is a formally educated and accomplished artist. Her work is admired by both academics and collectors and is represented in more than 200 galleries worldwide. Today thousands of collectors throughout the United
Framecraft, located at 64 Main Street in Old Town Warrenton, is an award-winning custom picture framing shop and art gallery. It is the only authorized P. Buckley Moss gallery in Fauquier County and the surrounding area. Framecraft is honored to host this event. For additional information on the March 31st P. Buckley Moss event— please call Framecraft at 540-341-0001.
States, Europe, and Japan recognize and appreciate the distinctive look and exceptional appeal of art by P. Buckley Moss. “I am dedicated to painting the hope of the future—hope that seeds positive thoughts of love, family, and the beauty of the world. The directness of my own brand of abstract expressionism is deeply informed with a rich, cultural, mystical, and religious symbolism that connects with people and lends my work its compositional strength,” Pat Moss shared. A resident of Waynesboro, Virginia since 1964, P. Buckley Moss is known as “the people’s artist.” The P. Buckley Moss Museum, which opened in Waynesboro in 1989, attracts more than 45,000 visitors each year.
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In addition to her art, Pat Moss devotes a significant amount of her time and energy to helping others. Donations of P. Buckley Moss art have raised more than $4 million for charities. The P. Buckley Moss Foundation for Children’s Education is dedicated to promoting the use of art in the classroom, especially as a means to teach children with learning differences. Warrenton Lifestyle
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Fauquier Health Concussion Care Protocol takes Injury Seriously When Liberty High School freshman Emily Fitzwater reported blurry vision after a volleyball hit her hard under the chin, her mom, Becky, experienced a little déjà vu. The nosebleeds, headaches, the fuzzy thinking – she had seen this before. Almost exactly a year before, Emily had taken a knee under the chin while sliding into home plate during a youth sports softball game. The results were the same: her head snapped back and the blurry vision and headaches followed. The diagnosis: concussion. But Becky Fitzwater has noticed a world of difference in the way the two events were handled. Fauquier County Public Schools recently put a concussion protocol in place, and local coaches, trainers and physicians are better trained to recognize and treat concussions. The first time Emily was injured, she returned to play in a softball game just three days later. The volleyball injury was treated much more conservatively. Becky Fitzwater said that Liberty High School’s trainer, Mandy Carter, was very concerned about Emily’s symptoms and directed that Emily undergo a thorough evaluation by her doctor as soon as possible. Emily’s mother said, “Dr. (Joshua) Jakum, Emily’s pediatrician, told us, ‘This is a bruise. You have to let bruises heal, especially if it involves a whole lot of brain cells.’ He told Emily, ‘You are to do nothing: no reading, no video, no cell phone. You can watch TV in 15-minute intervals, but if your vision becomes blurry, stop. You lie on your bed and listen to music.’ She slept the whole first day.” After about four days, Emily realized her head didn’t hurt anymore but she was still not allowed to return to the volleyball court. It was only until she went a full week without symptoms that she was allowed to slowly resume activity. Becky Fitzwater said, “Because this was Emily’s second concussion, her doctor and the school’s trainer were very cautious, and they monitored her carefully for any return of her symptoms.” Dr. Jakum is one of three clinicians in the county who have received special training on diagnosing and treating concussions; the other two are Dr. Michael Amster, pediatrician, and Dr. Mary Koralewski, psychiatrist. Dr. Jakum said, “If there is an injury, it’s important that the athlete is pulled off the field immediately and evaluated. Recognizing a concussion requires attention by coaches, athletic trainers and knowledgeable parents.”
Dr. Amster added, “Children with concussions often have difficulty recalling old information and learning new information. A child with a concussion not only needs physical rest, they need mental rest. Strenuous physical or mental activity can make concussion symptoms worse.” He said, “For those younger than 24, if an athlete suffers a second concussion before fully recovering from an earlier one, it can cause the brain to swell and could result in significant brain damage.” Dr. Amster adds that only 40 percent of children who have suffered concussions are fully recovered after a week. Virginia’s concussion law, the Student-Athlete Protection Act (SB 652), was signed into law in April of 2010. The law mandated All Fauquier that schools develop a concussion County athletes policy by July 1, 2011 and Fauquier will receive County School District’s health Impact testing director, Pam Trude, coordinated the development of that new policy. for concussions under the new Mike Amster, M.D. will speak rules. Here, Joshua on concussions in young athletes Tapscott of Kettle at 7 p.m., on Tuesday, March 27, in Run competes Fauquier Hospital’s Sycamore Room. Register by calling 540-316-3588. in the Evergreen District winter ImPACT Testing track meet. The school system’s new rules require that all student athletes involved in sports undergo baseline ImPACT testing (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing). Drs. Jakum, Amster and Koralewski agreed to become ImPACT-certified clinicians. ImPACT takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. The computer program measures multiple aspects of cognitive functioning in athletes, including: • Attention span • Working memory • Response variability • Non-verbal problem solving • Reaction time • Sustained & selective attention time The test is given before the season to establish a baseline. If the athlete is injured and a concussion is suspected, school staff can administer the test again and compare results to the baseline to measure the change in cognitive function. This allows the physician to determine whether or not the athlete has suffered a concussion. Joining the effort to diagnose and effectively treat concussions in young athletes, Fauquier Health has donated $6,550 to the Fauquier County School Division for 2012-2013 ImPACT testing.
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Molly’s Irish Pub will host its annual Wearing O’ The Green 5-K Fundraiser on Sunday March 25th at 8am! This year’s race will be run in loving memory of Sergeant Sean Callahan. Sean Callahan was born on Flag Day, June 14, 1987, the youngest of four children. He grew up in Gainesville, VA and graduated from Brentsville High School in 2005 when the family moved to Warrenton. Sean was an accomplished guitar player who loved music of all kinds and went out of his way to encourage younger players. He had an incredible way of lighting up any room and could turn the world on its ear with his eyes and smile. His loyalty and dedication found a purpose when he became a Marine in March, 2008. He believed deeply in his calling to defend the freedoms in our country and help
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Governing MAYOR BYRNAL M. HALEY 1961-1974
MAYOR J. WILLARD LINEWEAVER 1974-1998
The evolution of Warrenton’s town government accelerated after the 1960 Annexation, which increased the corporate limits from 200 acres to 2,000 acres, and doubled the population of the town from 1,990 to just under 4,000 persons. Along with the retirement of long-time Town Manager Sidney Shumate in 1960 and the hiring of Philip Ancell (who served from 1960-62), more changes were on the horizon. The opening of the Northern Virginia Shopping Center in July 1960 (now greatly expanded and called the Warrenton Center) offered county residents more shopping options, but meant new competition for the businesses in the Central Business District. The continuing problems caused by limited parking spaces and traffic congestion plagued merchants in Old Town, along with few available commercial rental properties and high rents, when available. But no one was ready to let Old Town fade away, as was happening in other places across Virginia and the U.S. that faced the same challenges. The solution – saving and building on what made Warrenton unique – soon became apparent.
Ongoing preservation efforts
MAYOR GEORGE B. FITCH 1998-Present
Local citizen’s interest in preservation became activism when the Ross House on South Third Street – once the home of Fauquier County’s first sheriff, Joseph Blackwell, and believed to be the oldest house in Warrenton – was demolished to make way for a parking lot in January 1962. The following April, it was revealed that plans were being made to demolish the 1808/1823 Fauquier County Jail next to the Courthouse, and a new jail built on the site. The Fauquier Historical Foundation (later Society) was formed to save the jail, and many private citizens joined in the effort to identify and preserve Warrenton’s historic buildings. In response to public pressure, the plan to demolish the Old Jail – as well as another proposal to build an addition on the west side of the Courthouse – were withdrawn. Destruction of trees in Warrenton also became an issue. In 1964, Mrs. Francis Carter Ritter submitted a petition signed by 145 residents, noting, “…not all change constitutes Warrenton Lifestyle
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progress,” and asking that trees in town that had been “ruthlessly destroyed” be replaced. In addition, the petition called for the preservation of historic buildings and the removal of billboards within the town limits, which by then included the U.S. 29-211-17-15 Bypass. The efforts of the concerned citizens directed at preservation and beautification continued through the decade, and in May 1971, the volunteer Warrenton Improvement League was formed. Responding to a request to survey historic sites in town by the Virginia Historic Landmarks Commission in March 1971, the Warrenton Town Council presented a proposed Comprehensive Plan in July that included provisions for a Historic District, and ordinances recognizing the town’s unique character and history.
More efforts in this direction would follow, including establishment of the boundaries of the Historic District in 1981, and an inventory of historical structures in 1983. It was determined that Warrenton had 323 contributing structures and 25non-contributing structures. A five-member Architectural Review Board (ARB) was appointed to review projects and advise property owners, and the boundaries of the Historic District increased in 1990 and 1996. Its work done, the Warrenton Improvement League ceased to exist in 1987; however, the following year, kindred spirits founded the Partnership for Warrenton, which continues today. The Partnership has promoted the town through many events and presentations over the years, as well as participating in the Virginia Main Street Project, which operates under the auspices of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. GOVERNING continued on page 26
Demolition of the 18th century Ross House in 1962 awakened citizen interest in identifying and preserving Warrenton’s historic structures. March 2012
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Services, facilities improved in the ‘60s and ‘70s The decade of the 1960s saw other changes in Warrenton, including the hiring of two women, Thelma B. Leach and Virginia Bunchfield, to work in the Police Department in February 1961. Also that year, the central fire alarm system was established, operating out of the county-owned Warren Green Building. During the early 1960s, Warrenton Public Works Department’s equipment and materials were kept on a lot once used for coal storage off present-day S. Third Street. Later, the Town purchased the old Warrenton Car Storage Building “up the street” from the coal yard, and the maintenance shop was located there. Needing more space, in the early 1970s the Town purchased the C&P Telephone Co. facility on Falmouth Street after C&P moved their shops and warehouse to New Baltimore. In July 1963, many of Warrenton’s streets were renamed and renumbered, as well as sections of the Bypass passing through town. In response to merchants’ concerns, in April 1964 the Town Council ordered parking meters on Main Street to be hooded, permitting free two-hour parking. A year later, the parking meters were removed. The Warrenton Police Department, then under Chief Herschel B. Jones, was moved to the ground floor of west wing of the Warren Green Building in 1965. Warrenton’s recurring water shortage was addressed during the summer of 1965, when work began on a new dam and reservoir on Cedar Run, just outside of town on Blackwell Road. The dam, measuring 22 feet high and 450 feet long, created a 28-acre lake. When filled, the reservoir held 215 acre-feet of water. The problems inherent in having the fire department and town offices in the Town Hall, and the Police Department and other offices in the Warren Green 26
were solved in early 1973 when the Fauquier National Bank and philanthropist Edward L. Stephenson donated the former bank building on the corner of Court and Hotel streets to the town for use as its Municipal Building. The building was gratefully accepted, and the new facility dedicated on Nov. 19, 1973. Offices and meeting rooms occupied the upper level, and the police station moved form the Warren Green to the basement. It was a timely move, as the following March, one of the columns in the front of the old Town Hall fell over onto North Fourth Street, creating a mess. “We were upstairs having a party after a fundraiser, and heard a crash,” recalled former Chief Sam Tarr. “Fortunately, it fell short of hitting the Presbyterian Church property next door.” GOVERNING continued on page 28
The 1854 Methodist church building on the corner of present-day Main and N. Fourth Street was purchased by the town in 1870 and served as the Town Hall and Firehouse for over 100 years. It was sold in 1978, and now is used for office and retail space. The town water tower, built in the mid-1950s, can be seen in the background.
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and other defendants agreed to settle out-of-court. A system of five wards and two at-large seats was set up, and the boundaries approved in May 1986 to be in place for the 1987 town elections. Two African Americans were elected at that time: Mr. Mann, an at-large representative in 1986, was elected to represent the new Ward One, and Robert Walker to represent the new Ward Two.
In May 1974, Warrenton businessman, the late J. Willard “Bill” Lineweaver, who had served on the Town Council for 15 years (the last six running unopposed), was elected mayor. He would be elected to serve six four-year terms, never facing opposition before he retired in 1998. Three town managers served under Mr. Lineweaver: E. L. Brower (1962-86), Technology center is developed Donald A. Smith (1986-89) and John A. Anzivino (1989As part of a proffer arrangement with a residential 2002). developer, in the early 1990s the Town of Warrenton was The Warrenton Volunteer Fire Company remained in the given a 25-acre open tract along the Eastern Bypass. Once old Town Hall for a few more years after the town offices part of the Benner farm, the property offered several options, moved out, but and the Mayor and finally moved into Town Council, in a new firehouse close collaboration on West Shirley with Town Avenue in early Manager Anzivino 1977. No longer and town staff, needed, the old determined that Town Hall was sold the best use was a public auction a small business in 1978, and park. Walker converted to retail Drive, a new space. thoroughfare The northern running between gateway into Blackwell and Warrenton was Meetze roads, changed in 1977 would serve as when the Virginia After years sharing space in public buildings and rental properties, the Warrenton Police the main access Department of Department moved to the new Public Safety Facility across the Bypass from the Warrenton corridor. Fire House in 2002. Transportation By 1993, the made Blackwell property – named Road – previously the Lineweaver Technology Center, in honor of Mayor a narrow gravel path – the main access to town from U.S. Lineweaver – was rezoned and lots offered for sale. As lots 29-211, and Alexandria Pike made a dead end. The Town were sold, additional infrastructure was built, resulting in Council endorsed the plan, agreeing to pay $53,279, its share new businesses locating in Warrenton, and allowing existing of the $355, 198 project. A local firm, R.L. Rider & Co. of businesses that needed to expand to remain in Warrenton. Warrenton, did the work.
Ward system established With the election of Mrs. Henrietta Marriott, the widow of former mayor Richard Marriott in May 1978, the Warrenton Town Council had its first female representative. However, under the traditional at-large election of the mayor and town council, no minority candidates had been elected to serve. This situation resulted in a lawsuit filed on Nov. 6, 1985 on behalf of several local citizens by the American Civil Liberties Union. The suit alleged that the current system used “…voting practices which enhance the opportunity for discrimination against blacks.” While the suit made its way to court, in February 1986 John Mann, a respected member of the African American community, was appointed to serve on the Town Council, replacing a member who had resigned. The lawsuit was heard in U. S. District Court on April 26, 1986, and after one day of testimony, the Town Council 28
Up to the present day
Bill Lineweaver decided not to run for a seventh four-year term as mayor, retiring in 1998. Warrenton’s current mayor, George B. Fitch, was elected mayor in May 1998. Mr. Fitch ran on a platform calling for smaller town government, reduced taxes, and controlling growth to preserve the town’s unique character. He also advocated “running the town like a business,” and the belief that improving the quality of life in the town was not only good for residents, but would also attract more businesses and broaden the tax base. According to Joan Jackson, head of Warrenton’s Finance and Human Resources Department, 1,669 businesses have opened in Warrenton over the past ten years. “The challenge of managing growth … is to find a balance between enough growth to provide new customers to your GOVERNING continued on page 30
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businesses – and retail choices for your citizens – against too much growth that creates traffic problems and quality of life issues,” said Mr. Fitch recently. Since taking office, he has encouraged economic growth through “niche” tourism – including heritage tourism in the form of the Mosby Museum, and sports tourism at the Warrenton Aquatic Recreation Facility (WARF) – rather than promoting strip malls or industrial parks in the town. Both of these efforts have not been without their critics. “The Mosby Museum has been controversial, but let’s give it another year,” said Mr. Fitch recently. “With the doors opening shortly, we’ll see if it can attract the requisite number of visitors, and be selfsustaining.” He believes that in addition to addressing the citizens’ long-standing demand for an aquatic recreation facility and additional sports fields, the WARF is one of the factors considered by businessmen thinking about starting or relocating their operations in the area. “As an example, a 65-person service company is thinking about relocating to Warrenton from Alexandria,” said Mr. Fitch. “ What really sold them was the WARF. They could not believe that a town this small had such a facility.” Opened in 2007 on a 65-acre tract west of town, the 59,738 square foot WARF facility offers an 11lane competition pool with stadium seating for 215 people; a 68,000-gallon “leisure pool” with water slide; and a 3,600-gallon spa pool. Outside are seven 30
The Visitors Center on Calhoun Street behind the Mosby Museum was also completed in 2002.
playing fields, paved walking trails, an in-line skating rink and skate park. In September 2010, the “Claude Moore Fun for All Playground” was opened, offering recreational opportunities for all children, regardless of handicap or accessibility limitations. Cost of the WARF was about $23 million, with $10 million coming from the town’s cash reserves, and a $13 million bond. “We were generating substantial surpluses, and what better use than for something that could reach the widest group of citizens, from age five to 95, than a variety of recreational activities?” said Mr. Fitch.
Public works projects continue Since 2002 – the year current Town Manager Kenneth L. McLawhon was hired as Town Manager – a number of significant public works projects have been completed. Improvements to the access roads leading into town and streets within the corporate limits have been redesigned and improved to handle increased traffic, costing over $1.5 million. In addition, improvements have been made on the sidewalks, public parking lots,
storm sewers and street signage. Mindful of the threat of periodic droughts, providing a reserve of water for the town has been a priority since the early 1990s. In addition to the reservoir on Cedar Run at Blackwell Road, another impoundment was built upstream at Airlie, making an additional 193 million gallons of raw water available. Two new wells were drilled, providing 60,000 gallons of water per day. Upgrades to the Warrenton Wastewater Treatment plant on Frost Avenue were necessary to meet stricter environmental requirements. The project cost $7.4 million, including $3.5 million in grant money. Recent work on the wastewater plant and sewer lines has cost about $460,000, and rehabilitation of Well #3 cost $240,000. After sharing space in the Municipal Building and later renting part of the old Warrenton supply building, 1n 2002, the Warrenton Police Department moved to a new Public Safety Facility on the Bypass, across from the Warrenton Firehouse. Built at a cost GOVERNING continued on page 32
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of $1,068,000, the new facility has offices, a training room, exercise room and a meeting room that is available to the public. The Visitor Center on the grounds of Mosby Museum was also competed at that time. The center has offices, a lobby for displays, and a large meeting room, and cost $1,078,000, including state and federal grants. Improving Warrenton’s historic streetscape since 2002 continues with a $550,000 project that included the laying of brick sidewalks, installing classic-styled streetlights, benches and flower boxes. Not visible, but equally important, were improvements to the infrastructure under the streets and sidewalks. Over the years, various surveys have indicated that residents of Warrenton wanted more recreational opportunities. In addition to the WARF, this need was addressed by the completion of Eva Walker Park ($385,000), improved access to the sports fields off U.S. 29 ($235,000), and establishing the Gold Cup Park and Trail ($47,000). More recently, $8,500 was spent to enhance the Warrenton Skate Park. For its efforts, The Town of Warrenton has received numerous recognitions over the years, including designation as a Preserve America Community by former First Lady Laura Bush in 2004; as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation; and selection as one of “America’s Prettiest Painted Places” by the Rohmand Haas Paint Quality Institute of Philadelphia. Clearly, appreciation of the past has played a large part in how Warrenton has arrived at the present, and the town will continue into the future as a truly unique and charming town. Saving what is historic and telling the story of the town enhances the enjoyment of our residents, a uniting factor for newcomers and those who have lived in Warrenton for generations. Want to know more? Information about Warrenton’s government, services, committees and meeting schedules can be found on the town Web site, www.warrentonva.gov
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“Warrenton Rugby is a social organization, our purpose and existence is to support the sport of rugby, have fun and make friends,” Josh Veverka, veteran player said. “It’s a combination of being able to stay active and being able to play a sport that is fun.” Practices initially were held at local parks, schools or fields that provided open space once or twice a week for the players to transform as individuals into a cohesive team. They played together for a year and began petitioning to join the Potomac Rugby Union(PRU) as a senior men’s club. The PRU is an organization that is the governing body for all rugby in Northern Virginia, DC, Maryland and parts of Pennsylvania, making them responsible for competitions at every level. The RUGBY continued on page 36
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Marauder’s were officially accepted in to the PRU as a Division III club in 2007. Just three years after their first match, the Marauders completed an undefeated season to become the 2009 champions of their division in the PRU. This was an impressive accomplishment especially for a young team competing against clubs that have existed for decades. With their success, the Marauders have been trying to build their membership and their following. Men between the ages of eighteen and their youthful forties are encouraged to participate. It’s a sport that is open to all experience levels and the club encourages men to come out that have never played before. Passion comes easy to a rugby player, the strategy and skill comes with practice. The team has a variety of rookies and advanced players that creates an active learning environment. It allows advanced players to share their knowledge with newcomers while those rookies continue to grow and test the experience of the advanced players. This interaction builds trust and unity on the team. “Most people’s perception of rugby is very violent,” Brian Blake, team member says. “Yet, there is a sportsmanship aspect that is unique to the sport.” Rugby, while an aggressive sport, does possess charm and gentleman-like manners. A common misconception plaguing the sport is it’s barbaric reputation. The WRFC stresses that this is a competitive sport but, since it’s played without the protection of helmets and pads, the players are more aware of the placement and movement of their bodies. They push, attack, grab and make advancements toward the other team but they aren’t reckless. Pitch or field manners are also mandatory with minimal swearing and fighting. Veverka explains, “It’s not just the players on the field, you have to keep your sideline under control too. It’s a civil game even though there’s contact.” The referees are respected completely with no argument and they are to be addressed as ‘sir ’ or ‘ma’am’. As the 36
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Socrates , Cafe Seeking Truth through Questions Ideas, concepts and experiences flow freely in a room on the lower level of the Warrenton Library. Decorated with bright colors, small chairs and a youthful essence, regularly hosts a group of adults with equally as eager minds. A small room welcomes its familiar guests, and a primary colored table readily becomes available to entertain a series of questions for the next two hours. The topic of the night is officially announced and it begins; Socrates Café is in session. Over a decade ago, freelance writer Christopher Phillips began to explore the notion that we are able to learn more when we question and when we question with others. Socrates Café offers its guests knowledge and enlightenment through the exchange of thoughtful ideas and experiences by questioning, known as socratizing. Phillips realized that all individuals could become philosophers and together through their facilitated discussions could continue to grow in their desire to gain a better understanding of human nature. Publishing his book Socrates Café, 40
Phillips has repurposed Socrates’ beliefs into a program that is easily understood and relevant today; a guide to becoming self aware. “I attend regularly as a way to hear rebuttals to my ideas,” mentioned Frank Dixon, a member who drives fifty-five miles to participate. “We can’t learn by listening only to those who agree with us.” Inspired by Phillips book, an inquisitive college student and library employee initiated the first Socrates Café gathering in Warrenton in October of 2005. The first few meetings were decidedly left open to further explore the group s options and functionality. As the foundational meetings passed, a procedure was adopted along with an ideal partnership with the library and they continued to meet two times a month. Meetings became more purposeful and orderly when a topic was selected weeks prior rather than nominating them impromptu. “The topics are suggested by members of the group,” Jon Trevathan, a popular group facilitator
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All my life from very early childhood I have been extremely inquisitive. Without exaggeration, I wanted to know everything about everything. In school I was the one who always had his hand up, not necessarily because I had the answer but more often because I wanted to know the answer. I read books incessantly on all subjects and with the exception of my years in combat, have read the New York Times daily in detail since I was twelve years old. Fortune smiled on me when shortly after high school graduation I found myself working in the largest advertising agency in the world. This was a heady experience beyond belief. In 1937 when college education was a rarity, I found myself in a firm where almost everyone was a college graduate -- copywriters, account executives, artists, radio directors. I was in my glory and spent my years there pestering them for information. Thankfully, everyone was willing to share their expert knowledge with this 17-year old boy with the voracious appetite. From that day to this, I have found myself impatient with “small talk.” I am constantly hungry for discussions, which get my brain cells glowing. I am especially pleased when those with whom I am discussing various subjects are willing to allow others to give their views while simultaneously pressing their own opinion. I found the Socrates Cafe to be comprised of that type of individual and found my weekly attendance most enjoyable for the year and a half I was a member. Very sadly, I dropped out about two years ago due to the increase in the number of my patients, many of them only being able to see me in the evenings. For those who want to know more than the next day’s weather, who realize that there are more pertinent topics than politics and religion, and who are willing to listen to others without becoming emotionally upset, I heartily recommend joining the Socrates Cafe. -Dr. Robert Iadeluca
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March is Designated as National Youth Art Month The art teachers in Fauquier County are gearing up to celebrate National Youth Art Month. Youth Art Month is an annual observance each March which is recognized throughout the fifty states, to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art programs. Each school will celebrate in a variety of ways. The business community has joined in the celebration by accepting student artwork for display in their stores and store windows.
The culminating event is the All County Arts Festival Fri, March 23rd - 6pm—8pm & Sat, March 24th - noon—3pm Kettle Run High School Come see all the talented artists in the county. Student artwork from every school and every grade level will be displayed. Student artwork will include drawing, painting, collage, clay, sculptures, printmaking, graphic arts and photography. Additionally, each school will have other events planned to celebrate Youth Art Month within their buildings. For example an elementary school will be giving art facts during afternoon announcements, a middle school will be creating art murals during lunch time. Other events planned include creating art buttons, art ties, and art themed spirit days. The local businesses supporting National Youth Art Month include Earth, Glaze and Fire, The Scoti, BB&T all Fauquier branches, Drum & Strum Music Center, Dragonfly Native Jewelry, BeBoutique, Kelly Ann’s Quilting, VA Gold Cup Office, Tagaloo, The Fauquier Bank, Trusted Auto Care and there may be more to follow. Consider celebrating National Youth Art Month by participating in school wide events, appreciating the student artwork on display throughout the county and joining us at the All County Arts Festival. For more information contact: Marisa Pappas • Warrenton MS email@example.com 50
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It’s that time of year again! You know, the time we all feel the urge to purge! You walk past that pile of sports stuff in your garage every day. And then you run to close the garage door hoping nobody else will see it. You think to yourself “Eh, I’ll get it to it later”. Well…. it’s later! No more procrastinating.
Did you know that 50% of homeowners rate the garage as the most disorganized place in the house? Are you one of those 50%? Technically, it’s just another room of your house. So shouldn’t it be presented the same way the other rooms are? It may be used for extra storage, but you also want your children to be able to find their bikes, right? So, the first step in getting your “added room” organized is to decide what you want it to bestorage for cars, hobby area, workout area, etc. So, with that in mind, and if you are one of the many that cannot park your car in this “room” then read on for some ideas to help you achieve your goals. SPRING continued on page 54
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How about those cans of paint? Are there any you haven’t used in over a year? If so, consider disposing of them. But, before you do, get information off of them so you have it. This disposal cannot be done through the trash system. The landfill accepts them on the first and third Saturday of every month free of charge to county residents. Now, since you have more space and less clutter, label the remaining cans you do have. For cans that are less than half full, you may want to transfer to smaller air tight containers. Label them by the room , include date of purchase and name of color. You will be glad you did this! It will save you so much time later for those little touch-ups. Be sure to place your cans up high and out of reach of little hands. If you are really concerned about dangerous chemicals, consider using a locker that has a padlock on it to ensure a safe, secure location. Women, this is the time that you will have to put your foot down and stand strong! Go to your husbands work area and get rid of all of the rusty nails, corroded batteries, gloves that have holes in them etc. It’s okayhe will thank you in the end…I hope. If you are like my family, we love to go for bike rides together. It is wonderful quality time and great exercise. Checking the air in your tires, making sure everyone’s helmets still fit properly, seeing to it that seats are adjusted and ensuring that there are no broken pieces or worn parts is always a great idea! You want to be ready when a nice day approaches. All of us with children know that their ride-on toys take up an enormous amount of space (in the house as well as the garage). Although I can’t add space to your garage, I can say that, to make the process of putting away more fun, I made parking spaces for my kids with some neon shades of cardboard taped to the floor and made signs that said “Police Parking Only” or “Princess Parking”. I found that my children were more excited about putting the cars away where they went and it made them feel special to have their own designated spot. It seemed to feel more organized that way. And there weren’t really many other options for those cumbersome toys. Sports season will be here before we know it. And we are going to want to be ready. Now is a good time to put air in any soccer balls that have gone flat over the winter. Do your tennis balls have any bounce left to them? While we are on the subject of sports, here is an idea for storage that will cost you next to nothing! If your garage is unfinished, like ours is, why not utilize the space between the studs? Design 54
shelves, slats and storage solutions to accommodate your needs. Nail slats against the studs to store belongings such as fishing poles and baseball bats. For basketballs, etc use bungee cords to hold them in place, keep them visible as well as make them easily accessible (See picture) A simple nail will hold tennis rackets. Add a shelf for bubbles and sidewalk chalk. This doesn’t take up any extra space. So, you can get from your car into your house with a bag full of groceries with no problems. You may not have to look any farther than your own house to find items for storage in this “added room”. If you have the extra space, put some life back into an old dresser or chest of drawers by applying a fresh coat of paint on it (that’s labeled already of course), adding some whimsical knobs and you’ve got yourself a new storage solution. Some ideas for items to put in these drawers might be your gardening shoes, your children’s many lunchboxes (obviously not in the same drawer), lemonade stand supplies, etc. The list of uses is endless. And you never had to spend a dime. I read somewhere that every minute spent in organizing, an hour is earned. Think about that. Don’t you want to save yourself that time and tend to what’s most important to you? You own clutter. It does not own you. When you feel overwhelmed with functionality and order, remember to tackle a little bit at a time. It will provide a measurable sense of accomplishment. Experiencing the benefits of organization breeds motivation. And motivation leads to results.
Happy Spring! Here are some local organizations that you can donate your unwanted items to: • Warrenton Food Bank Thrift Store – (furniture, home goods) All proceeds benefit the Food Bank • Salvation Army- (children’s clothes, old CD’s, games, puzzles) • Warrenton Volunteer Fire Dept-Stuffed Animals to comfort children without a home
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A destination in New Baltimore for almost forty years, Spitony’s Pizza has been serving hand-tossed pies and subs smothered with the freshest ingredients in a neighborly establishment. Created by brothers Spiro Chakalos and Tony Harris, they combined their vision and names to open Spitony’s in 1975. Getting its start as a small snack bar inside of a Stuckey’s gift shop, it has continued its operation, growing in size along with its menu and admirers. Three generations later, Bill and Tracey Chakalos with their three boys, as well as the help of Yia Yia Demetra Chakalos, welcome guests at the original location off of Route 29. Known for their hospitality and their ridiculously good pizzas, Spitony’s whips up their pies with handmade dough and sauce daily. “We actually had someone from New York come down in the seventies and teach us how to make it authentically,” Bill explained. “And that’s what we’ve been doing ever since.” They provide the classics like simple Plain Cheese, loaded Meat Lovers, savory Hawaiian, bright Veggie Lovers and a tangy White. Personalize your pizza and order the Combination, which allows for any assortment of five toppings. Their Everything pizza is a choice for the hungry - a hefty pizza loaded with eight toppings including pepperoni, mushroom, onion, green pepper, sausage, ham, black olives and ground beef. Their pizzas come in three sizes perfect for sharing, a small ten-inch, large fourteen-inch, or an extra large sixteen-inch. “Our ovens are seasoned, ” Bill commented. “Real stone ovens, I think that’s what gives a lot of the flavor to the dishes that come out.” Regulars frequently swing by for their subs and sandwiches packed full with the freshest ingredients. The Rib Eye Steak and Cheese is served hot with rib eye from Wilson’s Meat Market in Catlett, layered cheese, sautéed onions, lettuce and tomatoes. Two cheeseburgers join lettuce and tomatoes placed on a toasted sub roll to make their tasty Cheeseburger Sub. Don’t pass on their Barbecue Sandwich: it’s a popular choice. “We make that from scratch and it’s a two day process,” Tracey said. “And it’s our own recipe – it’s killer.” 56
Two specialty sandwiches to try are the Cold Cut Italian Hoagie loaded with handsliced deli meat, lettuce, tomato and onion all splashed with Italian dressing or add Greek flair to your meal with their family inspired gyro and souvlaki. Browse their Side Orders and Desserts for a finger-licking addition to your meal. Their Mozzarella Cheese Sticks, Fried Zucchini and the Breaded Mushrooms are ordered often as well as their Buffalo Wings. They carry an assortment of desserts including homemade cheesecake and rice pudding and of course baklava. “Through the years we’ve maintained [the original building] and it’s turned out to be more nostalgic and retro and people like it,” Bill said. “This location is a family destination.” Spitony’s Pizza is located at 5063 Lee Highway next to the 7-11 convenience store in New Baltimore. Open seven days a week, Spitony’s serves Monday through Thursday 11:00am to 9:30pm, Friday 11:00am to 10:00pm, and Saturday through Sunday 11:00am to 9:30pm. The Chakalos family prefers you stop in and say ‘hello,’ as the restaurant does not offer delivery service. Carry out orders can be placed in advance by calling (540)347-9666 or (540)347-9669 and will be ready when you arrive. Please visit their website at www.spitonyspizza.com to see their full menu and redeemable discounts. ‘Like’ Spitony’s on Facebook to see instant specials and happenings at this hometown pizza place. The restaurants that appear in this section are chosen by Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine (WLM) food critics. We visit the establishments anonymously and pay for our own meals and drinks. Listings are chosen at the discretion of the editors. WLM does not accept compensation for listing events or venues. March 2012
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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. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (540) 341-2044 • 105 W Lee Hwy 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
Black Bear Bistro (540) 428-1005 • 32/34 Main St. Sun - Thu: 11 am - 9 pm; Fri - Sat 11 am - 10 pm Restaurant offering local beers and wines, soups and salads, appetizers, and entrees. A wide variety of American food with a twist. Try the muffaletta sandwich! Also features Sweeney’s Cellar, located one floor below. www.blackbearbistro.com
Broadview Lanes (540) 878-5383 272 Broadview Ave. M - Thu 8:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 8:30am - 2am; Sun 11am - 10pm The grill at the local bowling alley provides a great grill at great prices for any meal including breakfast. Sandwiches, subs, burgers and hotdogs along with side dishes from onion rings to chicken tenders. Children’s menu. Beer and wine available.
Burger King (540) 347-3199 34 Broadview Ave. Locally owned and operated Burger King. Home of the Whopper. Have campaign to promote a more healthy lifestyle of eating to kids. Kid’s play area available. Casual dress. www.bk.com
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Claire’s at the Depot
(540) 347-2713 388 Waterloo St M 7am-4pm; Tue-W 7am-5pm; Thu-Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 9am - 9pm Restaurant offering authentic Italian pasta, seafood, appetizers, and desserts. Breakfast served in the morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, pasta, and more. Dinner usually requires reservation and is only available Thursday thru Saturday. Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress. http://cafetorinoandbakery.com
(540) 351-1616 • 65 S. Third St Lunch: Tue-Fri 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Tue-Thu 5:30pm - 9pm, Fri-Sat 5:30pm - 10pm; Brunch: Sun 10:30am - 2pm Casual yet elegant restaurant offering locally inspired seasonal American cuisine. The service is as first rate as the food. Open for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sundays. Broad wine list and craft beers available. www.clairesrestaurant.com
(540) 351-0011 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of delicacies for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Menu has specials for lunch and dinner combinations including fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out. www.el-agave.com
Carousel Frozen Treats (540) 351-0004 346 Waterloo St. Hours vary. Open early spring to late fall. Soft-serve, milkshakes, and more www.carouselfrozentreats.com
Chick-fil-a (540) 347-9791 • 256 W Lee Hwy All Chicken products are prepared by hand, as are all the salads and fruit cups. Where else can you get chicken for breakfast, lunch and dinner? http://www.chick-fil-a.com/ warrenton
China Jade (540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Hwy M - Thu 11:30am - 10pm; Fri 11:30am - 11pm; Sat Noon 11pm; Sun Noon - 10pm Authentic Chinese, Thai, Fusion, and Seafood cuisine. Offer lunch buffet everyday. Feature China Jade specialties and Kid’s menu (includes chicken wings and grilled cheese). Casual dress.
China Restaurant (540) 351-0580 589 Frost Ave. M - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun 12-10pm Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 minimum and within 5 mile radius). www.chinarestaurantva.com
Cold Stone Creamery (540) 349-0300 183 W. Lee Hwy. Sun - Thu Noon - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat Noon - 10pm Offers unique, custom ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family environment. Cakes and ice cream by the pint or gallon can be purchased to bring home. www.coldstonecreamery.com
Country Cookin’ (540) 349-9120 • 623 Frost Ave Sun - Thu - 7am - 9pm; Fri - Sat - 7am - 10pm Hearty portions, made-to-order entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, bread, soup, and dessert bar available for $5.59. www.countrycookin.com
Denny’s (540) 347-0401 7323 Comfort Inn Dr. • 24 hrs Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi. www.dennys.com/en
Domino’s Pizza (540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Hwy. Sun-Thu 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am-1am Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches. www.dominos.com
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(540) 341-0126 86 Broadview Ave Mon-Sun 11am -10pm Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. Menu has lunch specials and traditional entrees like chimichangas, burritos, and quesadillas. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out.
Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar (540) 341-8800 251 W. Lee Hwy, #177 Sun - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11pm Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.
Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room (540) 347-4205 9236 Tournament Dr. Tues - Wed 11am - 8pm; Thu - Fri 11am - 9pm; Sat 7am - 9pm; Sun 7am - 8pm Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends. www.fauquiersprings.com
Five Guy’s Restaurant
Jerry’s Subs and Pizza
(540) 878-2066 • 6441 Lee Hwy M - Sun 11am - 10pm Burgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Uses fresh, never frozen, ground beef. www.fiveguys.com
(540) 349-4900 • 177 W. Lee Hwy Sat-Thu 10:30am-9:30pm; Fri-Sat 10:20am-10pm; Sun 11am-9pm Specialty cheese steaks, overstuffed subs, and pizza. Catering available. Offering combos, salads and ice cream. Lunch special’s menu good all day. Delivery service available. www.jerrysusa.com
(540) 347-7888 351 Broadview Ave. 24 HR Fast food chain known for Big Mac and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now serving McCafé beverages. Kids play area available. www.mcdonalds.com
(540) 349-0457 • 6419 Lee Hwy M - Fri 4pm - 10pm; Sat 2pm - 11pm; Sun 2pm - 9pm Australian steakhouse. Also offers a variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and pasta dishes. Carry out available. www.outback.com
McMahon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant
Foster’s Grille (540) 349-5776 • 20 Broadview Ave Sun - Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available. www.fostersgrille.com
Fred’s (540) 428-1999 •73 Main Street M - Fri 8am - 3pm; Sat 8am - 2pm Small, one-man operation offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a variety of deli sandwiches, salads, subs, and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.
Frost Diner (540) 347-3047 • 55 Broadview Ave 24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.
Great Harvest Bread Co. (540) 878-5200 • 108 Main Street Loaves of bread handcrafted using wholegrain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery. www.warrentonbread.com
Honeybaked Ham Company (540) 428-0044 • 251 W Lee Hwy Deli offering sandwiches, soups, and more. Customers will enjoy a variety of sandwiches and soups.
IHOP Restaurant (540) 428-1820 • 6445 Lee Hwy M–Sun 6am - 10pm Specializes in breakfast. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken also avail. for lunch and dinner. www.ihop.com
Iron Bridge Wine Co. (540) 349-9339 • 29 Main Street Lunch: M - Sat 11am-2pm; Dinner: M-Sat 5pm-9pm; Sun 12pm-5pm Cozy wine restaurant featuring a wide variety of world and local Virginia wines. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Offers seasonal, healthy, small plate entrees and nightly specials to accompany wine selection. Seating available in the main dining area, historic stone cellar, balcony level or outdoor patio (weather permitting) Catering and private parties available. Casual dress. www.ironbridgewines.com
Iron City Hot Dog Shop 251 W. Lee Hwy Hot dog joint with Pittsburgh Steeler décor offering customers a friendly and competitive atmosphere.
Jimmies Market Cafe/ Kidwell Caterers/Madison Tea Room (540) 347-1942 • 22 Main Street Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm Fri Open til 8pm for supper Restaurant offering sandwiches, subs, and other daily specials. Also sell wine. Catering available. The Madison Tea Room is also available for time away from a hectic day. Casual dress.
Joe & Vinnie’s (540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Hwy M-Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun Noon-10pm Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice. www.joeandvinniespizza.net
KFC/Long John Silver (540) 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
LongHorn Steakhouse 505 Fletcher Dr • (540) 341-0392 Sun – Thurs 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat 11am to 11pm LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, handseasoned steaks, thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress. www.longhornsteakhouse.com
Mandarin Buffet & Sushi (540) 341-1962 • 514 Fletcher Dr Authentic Chinese restaurant offering a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, and meats.
Main St. Grill & Mexican Food (540) 351-0550 • 79 Main Street • M 11am - 9pm; Tue - Thu 11am 9:30pm; •Fri-Sat 11am-10:30pm; Sun 11am-9pm Attached to Rhodes Drug Store. Offers appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, larger entrees as well as traditional Mexican favorites. Specials change daily. Full bar. Casual dress.
(540) 347-7200 • 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
Molly’s Irish Pub (540) 349-5300 • 36 Main Street M-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am-2pm Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, fun environment. Traditional Irish fare and lots of sandwiches available. Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full bar. Live entertainment four nights a week. www.mollysirishpub.com
The Natural Marketplace (540)349-4111 • 5 Diagonal Street M–F 9am to 5 pm; Sat 9am-4pm Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available.
Osaka Japanese Steakhouse (540) 349-5050 • 139 W. Lee Hwy M-Sat 11:30am - 10pm; Sun 11:30am - 9pm Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, family environment.
(540) 341-4362 • 251 W. Lee Hwy M-Sat 6:30am - 9pm; Sun 7:30am - 8pm Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great bread selection. Gourmet coffee and tea also available. Dine in or carry out. Free Wi-Fi. Catering available. ww.panerabread.com
Papa John’s Pizza (540) 349-7172 • 322 W. Lee Hwy Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, and dessert also available. Daily specials and features. www.papajohns.com
Pizza Hut (540) 347-5444 • 95 Broadview Ave Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. Online ordering available. Choose from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, p’zone pizzas, and more. www.pizzahut.com
Pizzarama (540) 349-7171 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée restaurant. Available for pickup and delivery. Offer both hot and toasted and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and calzones also available. www.pizzarama.com
Red Truck Bakery (540) 347-2224 • 22 Waterloo St Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available. www.redtruckbakery.com
Red, Hot & Blue (540) 349-7100 • 360 Broadview Ave Sun-Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm Southern Grill and Barbeque restaurant. Offers dine-in, take out, and catering. Large menu with options for ribs, sandwiches, salads, platters, and southern entrées. Casual dress. www.redhotandblue.com
Renee’s Gourmet To Go (540) 347-2935 • 15 S. Third St. M - Fri 10am - 3pm Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or 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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Ruby Tuesday (540) 341-4912 74 Blackwell Park Lane American chain restaurant serving your favorite hamburgers, pastas, steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual dress. www.rubytuesday.com
Subway (540) 349-0950 • 41 W. Lee Highway #53, 102 Broadview Ave, 45 Main St. Suite A Restaurant offering subs and pizza. Home of the $5 footlong. Food is prepared after you order, and everything is prepared fresh daily. Available for dine-in or takeout. www.subway.com
Tropical Smoothie Café (540) 428-1818 251 W. Lee Hwy #679 Café offering bistro sandwiches, wraps, gourmet salads, soups, and smoothies. Meals served with either chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two combination. Catering and kid’s menu available. Casual dress. www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com
Twisted Sister Seafood (540) 347-3663 6806 James Madison Hwy Offering classic seafood dishes like fried oysters, crab cake sandwiches, salads, shrimp, scallops and fish with plenty of homemade recipes.
(540) 341-4206 316 W. Lee Hwy Open late for fourthmeal cravings. Now offering frutista freeze drinks and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco menu (low fat). www.tacobell.com
(540) 349-5031 484 Blackwell Rd Sun. - Thu. 11am - 10pm; Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 11pm. Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Check for lunch and combo specials. www.vocellipizza.com
Tippy’s Taco House
(540) 349-2330 147 W. Shirley Ave Sun. - Thu., Sat. 11 am 9pm; Fri. 11am - 10pm Mexican restaurant offering different quality specials everyday. Menu offers tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts and more. Dine-in or take-out. Casual dress. www.tippystacohouse.com
Top’s China Restaurant (540) 349-2828 185 W. Lee Hwy Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.
(540) 349-8118 352 Waterloo St Asian food available for dinein, take-out, or delivery. Wide range of dishes available to order. Dishes served with a side of white rice. Casual dress.
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Wendy’s (540) 347-5528 281 Broadview Ave Fast food chain offering hamburgers, salads, and chicken nuggets. Also offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Frosty’s available as desert. Casual dress. www.wendys.com
Yen Cheng (540) 347-4355 • 294 W. Lee Hwy M - Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm First Chinese Restaurant in Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties and daily combos. Also offer a healthy food section and thai food options. www.yencheng.com
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Call them telltales . . . or canaries in the coal mine. The health of small, community banks tells us a great deal about local economic conditions. For several years, their performance has reflected tough times. Basic, hometown deposit and lending businesses haven’t suffered as much as the huge, commercial banking conglomerates or the Wall Street investment banks, many of which bundled subprime mortgages as deceptive offerings to investors. Still, community banks suffered as their customers lost jobs and defaulted on or struggled to pay loans, ranging from home mortgages to business notes. Small bank stock prices and dividends fell with a tide that dropped all boats. In Fauquier, however, things have begun to look much better. One sees that in the performance of two financial institutions headquartered in Warrenton: The Fauquier Bank, founded in 1902, and Oak View National Bank, which opened 107 years later. The Fauquier Bank’s parent company reported a profit of $4.1 million in 2011, an increase of 12.3 percent over the previous year. The bank has endured some pain, which led to a cut in dividends, upsetting some longtime stockholders. But, importantly, TFB has cleaned up its books, disposing of “non-performing assets” — including the former Napoleon’s Restaurant property in Warrenton. It took a bath on that one. Going forward, however, the situation looks promising. Meanwhile, Oak View opened smack dab in the middle of the worst economy since the Great Depression. On the other hand, it had no problem loans on the books. Oak View has grown rapidly, earning its first profit, $180,000, in the fourth quarter of 2011. Its total assets, $116 million as of Dec. 31, continue to climb at a rate of about $20 million annually. Nobody wants to crack open the champagne or set off fireworks. Still, both banks offer reason for cautious optimism. On to other news: The Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce created quite the buzz with its “rebranding” campaign. Some 250 people packed the Main Street BB&T lobby for the unveiling on Jan. 19. John Brand and Scot Small chaired the committee that produced the 90-year-old chamber’s new logo, a colorful rectangle that says: “Fauquier Chamber. Better Business. Better Community.” The chamber also has planned a range of new activities. “Our focus really needs to be about connecting as a community,” President Joe Martin said. “The energy is the number one thing we want to take out of this event.” Meanwhile, the 3-year-old Greater Warrenton Chamber of Commerce continues to grow and change. It has just moved to new office space at 251 W. Lee Highway. The chamber has leased space in the building that houses Summit Bank, near Rankin’s Hardware in the Warrenton Village Center. “We are thrilled with the opportunities this move will present our members,” President Dennis Taylor said. “Dedicated chamber meeting rooms and enhanced member resources and technologies will help us keep pace with the specialized needs of businesses in our community.” Cleansing Water Inc., a private home health care firm based on Warrenton’s Main Street, has hired Sharron Lewis as a clinical supervisor and geriatric care advisor. A Sweet Frog Premium Frozen Yogurt franchise soon will open in North Rock, near Harris Teeter in Warrenton. The suburban Richmond chain has grown rapidly with its self-serve concept. “Lou” Emerson edits FauquierNow.com. You may send business news to him at: LKE@FauquierNow.com or call 540.270.1845.
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—The Tyen Tackett Story—
Minutes to live. Seconds to act. A lifetime to enjoy. “There was vomit on the bed, and Tyen was turning blue.” That’s how Vickie Tackett described the scene when she went in to check on her napping son. She immediately called 911, and an emergency crew rushed him to Fauquier Hospital. When they arrived, a medical team was standing by to take action. The entire staff was focused on Tyen. Except for one nurse, who realized Vickie needed a little help as well. “She came up and gave me a hug,” Vickie recalls. “It meant the world to me.” Images revealed that a bolt from Tyen’s bed was lodged in his airway. And, with steady hands, a doctor used a pair of forceps to pull the object out. “You could hear everyone in the room cheering,” Vickie remembers with a smile. Today, the loud sounds you hear coming from the Tackett house are that of a young boy playing cars, reading books and, well, just being a kid. To learn more about Tyen’s story, visit FHstories.org. The Emergency Department at Fauquier Hospital