Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine May 2008

Page 1

May 2008

83rd Running of the Virginia Gold Cup - May 3rd!

Moms Clubs Providing Support, Friendship & the Must Have Break!

Aging: Doing it Gracefully and with Ease

A Community Rallies for Family, Friends & Neighbor...

‌and MORE!


Design Build Remodeling Custom Homes Kitchens & Bath Construction Management

10 Rock Pointe Ln., Warrenton, Virginia

A.R.M.I. 540-347-1901

Buying, Selling or Renting your home, Call ARMI today!



18452 Ferguson Lane Great home on corner wooded lot in Jeffersonton. Finished basement, attached garage and fenced yard. Freshly painted and new carpet throughout. 3 large BR and 2 full bath on upper level with big den and half bath in finished basement. Eat in kitchen with separate Dining Room. $299,900

9613 Routts Hill Road Beautiful home on a large and professionally landscaped lot. Hardwood floors on main level. Big upgraded kitchen with dining area. Separate formal LR and DR. Huge den with surround sound hook up. 5 Big BR w/lots of closet space. 3-1/2 bathrooms. Mostly finished basement with full bath. 3 level deck w/spa and playground. $379,900 Sale or $1850 month Rent.

Springs Road Beautiful Springs Rd acreage just 4 miles from Warrenton. Open land with expansive pasture views. Overlooks a pond, all season views of the Blue Ridge mountains. Certified 4 BR conventional perc. Great ridgetop house location. $299,900

Old Orchard A fantastic home in a Great location. Close to everything. Formal LR & Library/study and sep DR. Huge family room with 2 story ceiling, skylights & marbled fireplace. Spacious Kit w/Jen-Air downdraft cooktop. Wall-oven, lots of counter space & cabinets. Upstairs 4 big BR & 4 BA. Several Walk-in Closets. 1st floor H/C access in-law suite with full kitchen & din area, full H/C bath & LR & BR. $599,950

COMMERCIAL Culpeper Street 700 square feet available in town in a Historic Building on Culpeper Street near Main St. Great opportunity for professional office space one block from the Courthouse. Outstanding visibility store fronts, with large open office space and modern facilities. Rear entrance to access public parking. Penthouse Suite now Available. Elevator access to 3rd Floor. 1400+ Sq. Ft. Office w/open floor plan, high ceiling & private bath. $18/Sq.Ft.

98 Alexandria Pike 2,143 square feet =/- Available now. $20/sq.ft. NO CAM. IN Old Town with plenty of on-site parking and elevator access. Large open area with several large private offices plus conference room. Conveniently located next to DMV office in Warrenton.

8390 West Main Street Nice reception area with 3 nice sized offices with use of common area which includes restrooms. Private, exterior rear entrance. On site parking conveniently located on Main Street in the lovely town of Marshall.

39 Garrett Street Unique building designed for the professional office or small business w/ample parking. Spaces from 110-1100 Sq. Ft. for $300/mo with one year lease. High Speed available. Rent incl. util, common area bathrooms, and common area janitorial services.

493 Blackwell Road 4500 sq. ft. Medical Office Space. Class A Professional Office Building. Currently built out with patient/reception rooms. Can divide for smaller space. Will build out to suit tenant.

Publishers Tony & Holly Tedeschi for Piedmont Press & Graphics tony@piedmontpress.com Advertising Cindy McBride CindyMcBride@piedmontpress.com Subscriptions Shannon Mullan shannon@piedmontpress.com The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine c/o Piedmont Press & Graphics 404 Belle Air Lane Warrenton, Virginia 20186 540-347-4466 Ph 540-347-9335 Fx www.warrentonlifestyle.com For general inquiries, advertising, editorial, listings or technical support: E: WarrentonLifestyle@piedmontpress.com Tel: 540-347-4466 Fax: 540-347-9335 Editorial & Advertising office: Open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Mon to Fri 404 Belle Air Lane Warrenton, VA 20186 The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly and distributed to all its advertisers and selected addresses. While reasonable care is taken with all material submitted to The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine, the publisher cannot accept responsibility for loss or damage to any such material. Opinions expressed in articles are strictly those of the authors. While ensuring that all published information is accurate, the publisher cannot be held responsible for any mistakes or omissions. Reproduction in whole or part of any of the text, illustration or photography is strictly forbidden. ©2008 Piedmont Press & Graphics Printed in Warrenton, Virginia. USA

Gift Baskets

Gift Certificates

Walk-in Humidor & Accessories Our Gift Baskets make great gifts for Mother’s Day & Graduation

“Wine Shop”

Cover Photo by Gary Cox, provided by the Virginia Gold Cup. The Gold Cup is May 3rd, 2008

Contributing Writers: Jennifer Heyns is a resident of Delaplane, where she enjoys country life with her husband, two young sons, two dogs and her mother-in-law. She has been published in many local, regional and national publications and is currently working on her first book. Amy Griffin is the owner of inFauquier. com, the most 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. Amy Gable is the Director of The Partnership for Warrenton. The Partnership is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the economic and aesthetic development of Old Town Warrenton through a comprehensive process of economic revitalization that seeks to protect, enhance and promote its architectural and historical heritage.

Looking for the perfect Mother’s Day present? Look no further! You may now give the gift that keeps on giving long after the special day is gone. At the same time you can make a difference in the life of another mother or help her children make their mom’s dream come true. How? By helping the Women Build of Fauquier Habitat for Humanity. Your kind donations to Women Build will insure that affordable housing is available to those in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties who need a hand up. Or, you and your mom can volunteer for the construction crew. Everyone of all ages are welcome to do everything from fix lunch to swinging a hammer, and everything in between. Classes are held on a regular basis to instruct women on how to build. There are 400 families in Fauquier County who do not have indoor plumbing and whose children sleep and eat under deplorable circumstances. To help remedy that problem, Women Build has stepped up to the challenge by contracting to build one of the 14 duplexes on Academy Hill, in Warrenton. Women Build, which does not discriminate against men, began in Charlotte, NC, when an all women team built a home. By 1977 Women Build was attracting more and more women to participate in the Jimmy Carter Work Project. They continued May 2008

to grow and by 1999 first ladies and women governors in each of the 50 states build 52 houses. By 2003, Women Build had more than doubled in size with the help of Lowe’s, their major sponsor, and 32,000 volunteers had build 160 homes. To date there are more than 1200 official Women Build affiliates and that many homes have been built. Habitat and Lowe’s has deemed Women Build worthy of special notices and have named May 4-9th as National Women Build Week. Women Build of Fauquier plans to start building in July. However, they are responsible for raising the $75,000 to complete the project. The women are diligently working to raise the necessary funds. Their latest fundraiser is selling 2x4s, for $3 each, at the Spring Festival in Warrenton. The house gets the real two by fours and the donor gets a slip of paper (2”x4”) to sign, which will be placed in an album for the family who qualifies for the home they build. The Women are accepting donations, in-kind contributions, and volunteers. All gifts should be made to: Women Build FHFH (Fauquier Habitat for Humanity) P.O. Box 3115, Warrenton, VA 20188 • Visit us online at: www.fauquierhabitat.org 5

Local shops bring medical care home By Robin Earl Injuries and illnesses bring their own brand of worry. On top of the discomfort, inconvenience and uncertainty that come with acute or chronic medical difficulties, there are hundreds of practical details to be considered. What if you need crutches or a custom-made knee brace after an operation? Or perhaps your mother needs a portable oxygen tank, a diabetic aunt requires special equipment or grandma, who is recovering from a stroke, absolutely must have an electric wheelchair. The challenges of managing it all seem overwhelming, the choices critical. It requires a certain expertise to ensure that patients who are being cared for at home are getting the right equipment and that they – and their caregivers -know how to use it. And then there’s the I-word: Insurance. All of this specialized

equipment is expensive. What’s covered by who? And how do you get the bills paid? Fauquier County residents are fortunate. They have several places right here in Warrenton where they can go for expert assistance. Piedmont Home Care For a seamless transition from hospital to home, Piedmont Home Care is a natural choice; the retail outlet is a joint venture between Fauquier Hospital and ValleyHealth. The store shows off hundreds of items to make healing at home more convenient and comfortable. Special shoes for diabetics – without inside seams; walkers, crutches, braces and supports for orthopaedic patients; special pillows for sleep apnea patients; a complete wound care center; breast pumps and pads for nursing mothers; nebulizers for asthma

patients – these are just a sampling. “Nurses and other medical professionals come in all the time,” said branch manager Norbert Johnson. “We have anything they need – stethoscopes, otoscopes, blood pressure cuffs, calipers, even scrubs.” The shop also provides a full range of respiratory therapy equipment, and patients and caregivers are shown by licensed Respiratory Care Practitioners how to use it. “We are available by phone 24 hours a day to meet emergency needs,” added Johnson. A nearby Piedmont Home Care warehouse holds bulkier convalescence items for sale or rent – like hospital beds, wheelchairs and oxygen equipment. Piedmont Home Care usually delivers these items to patients’ homes. Johnson admitted that dealing with the insurance companies is often the most challenging part of the job. “We See Medical Care page 8

Piedmont Home Care Phone: (540) 349-1279 Address: 129 West Lee Highway, in the Warrenton Village Shopping Center, Warrenton Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Roberts Home Medical Phone: (540) 341-4110; (800) 768-7847; (800) 797-8497 (fax) Address: 310 Broadview Road, #105, Warrenton Web site: http://www.robertshomemedical.


Piedmont Home Care has a nearby warehouse that holds larger items such as hospital beds and wheelchairs for sale or rent.


Firstcare Orthopaedics Phone: (540) 341-7758; (540) 341-7792 (fax) Address: 493 Blackwell Road, Warrenton (Suite 315 -- currently; Suite 115 -- soon), Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Simple Comforts Phone: (540) 341-7135 Address: 410 Belle Air Lane, Warrenton Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Web site: http://www.simplecomfortsinc.com/

Warrenton Lifestyle

Visit us on the web www.warrentonlifestyle.com Subscription Information Newsstand Locations Town of Warrenton Business Directory Archived Articles Special Features

May 2008


Medical Care continued from page 6

arrange financials ahead of time, so people know exactly what is covered and how much it’s going to cost them,� he said. Johnson said that one of the strengths of Piedmont Home Care is the staff’s ability to provide absolutely any home medical supplies that might be required. “Whatever you need, we have. If we can’t supply it, we’ll find someone who can. I’ve been doing this for a very long time, and we have developed resources to do it all.� What was Johnson’s greatest challenge? “A man traveling through Europe who needed portable oxygen. He was staying two nights here, two nights there. And since England has a different health care system than we do, we had to contact lots of different companies to provide the oxygen in different locations. It was tough, but we did it.� A more typical example: “We had a call about an infant who had jaundice. The parents needed a Bili Light (for phototherapy) so the baby would not be re-admitted to the hospital. We took care of it. “We provide the equipment the patient needs when they go home from the hospital. The patients are more comfortable when they are at home and often recover more quickly. It’s all about continuity of care,� he concluded. Roberts Home Medical, Inc. Roberts Home Medical provides oxygen, all kinds of respiratory equipment, and home medical equipment like hospital beds and wheelchairs for patients throughout Fauquier and adjacent counties. According to Fred Bishop, account manager and longtime respiratory therapist with Roberts, the


Roberts Home Medical offers quality respiratory equipment and offers the educational training needed to use it. Warrenton office is used primarily for respiratory equipment education, and is open by appointment only. He added that the products that the company sells and rents are the best quality, and the therapists are dedicated to providing professional, individualized care. The respiratory therapists on staff show patients and their caregivers how to use, clean and care for the equipment, then follow up frequently to make sure all is well. Clint Swanson, Respiratory Care Supervisor, said, “For our sleep therapy clients, we typically follow up at 48 hours, one week, one month, two months, and then every 90 days to make sure they are receiving the full benefit from their equipment. We are available every day, any time, to answer questions or solve problems.� See Medical Care page 10


FIRSTCARE ORTHOPAEDICS, INC. 0HONE s &AX The Goal is Quality Service

We provide:

ÂĄ Dynamic ROM Splints ÂĄ Shoulder Braces ÂĄ Fracture Braces (all types) ÂĄ Hand/Wrist Braces-Splints ÂĄ Knee Braces (all types) ÂĄ Ankle Braces (all types) ÂĄ Diabetic Footwear / Foot Orthotic 8

Left to right: Robert Hasan, Bill Truskey, Alli Hasan

We’re moving downstairs 493 Blackwell Road, Suite 115 Warrenton, VA 20186

Hours: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday: Please call for appointment

Warrenton Lifestyle

SHAMROCK STONESCAPES LLC. Family Owned and Operated

Our Services include: Patios 路 Walls 路 Walkways Driveways 路Landscaping 路 Drainage CALL NOW TO GET ON OUR SPRING SCHEDULE! Owner: Michael Foy Tel. #: 540-316-8382 Email: shamrockstonescapes@comcast.net

I.C.P.I. Certified

Free Estimates

220 Culpeper Street Warrenton, VA May 2008


Medical Care continued from page 8

Merehan Elhady, another Roberts Home Medical Respiratory Therapist, demonstrated the application of a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) unit that is used to treat people with sleep apnea. The unit helps to keep the user’s airway open. As Elhady placed a CPAP mask on Swanson’s face, Bishop explained that there are many varieties and sizes of masks to choose from. The unit itself is about the size of a bedside radio and is whisper-quiet. “It’s the best machine they make,” said Bishop. He is also very excited by the new innovative oxygen equipment that Roberts offers. “For the first time, oxygen users can fill their own portable oxygen cylinders at home. When we add to that the smaller portable cylinders with ‘pulse technology’ that only provides oxygen when a person breathes in, the result is greater freedom for our oxygen customers to do what they want when they want to do it.” Roberts Home Medical also is a specialist in making the insurance hassle less burdensome. “We have relationships with all the insurance companies, so we can take care of getting approval very quickly in most cases,” said Bishop. Firstcare Orthopaedics According to Firstcare Orthopaedics owner Robert Hasan, there is a medical service that only one company in the area provides. Firstcare provides upper and lower extremity orthopedic devices that facilitate and promote the healing process. Open for only a year and a half, Hasan is already expanding his business. Currently housed in an 845-square-foot office on the third floor of the

Great Things Come in Three’s!

It may be as delicious as the ripe strawberries with your lunch, or as welcome as the Freshest New 1-2-3-Step Approach to buying and selling your home.

Three Companies, One Goal. Heritage Real Estate, Heritage Mortgage, and Heritage Title, LLC.

Working Together to Simplify Real Estate in Fauquier, Loudoun and Surrounding Counties. What a Sweet Idea!

Call one of our convenient offices today and lets get you moving tomorrow.

It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

www.heritagerealestate123.com 819 James Madison Hwy Suite A Warrenton, VA 20186

The new space will allow Hasan to do what he loves: fabricate custom orthotics himself. “It’s how I grew up in the field. I want to make them myself.” Hasan has been involved in the orthopedic industry for 12 years. Warrenton Professional Building, construction is under way on a 2,100-squarefoot office in Suite 115 of the same building. As he showed off the room that will be the new orthotics lab, he grinned. “It will be great to be able to make adjustments ourselves, right here, rather than sending something back if it needs to be fine-tuned.” Hasan said that he and his two employees, William Truskey and Ali Hasan (his dad), see patients of all ages and situations. “We see a lot of pediatric patients, elderly patients and people who have been injured or have


200 Washington St. East PO Box 2164 Middleburg, VA 20118


Lyme Support Group Meeting When: 3rd Thursday of every month, 7pm Where: Church of Christ 6398 Lee Hwy. Access Rd. (across from Comfort Inn) Warrenton, VA 20187 Contact: Joyce 540-349-2403 Email: gracentruth@comcast.net

See Medical Care page 12


Warrenton Lifestyle


47 South Third Warrenton 540-347-3868 MON -SAT 10-5 or by Appt.

May 2008


Medical Care continued from page 10

had surgery. We provide great service and truly have a passion for this business.” Most of the devices Firstcare provides need a doctor’s prescription, and Firstcare has become adept in dealing with insurance companies. “It feels good to help people,” said Hasan. “We are a small company and don’t have a lot of the luxuries, but we have what we need to do our job and do it efficiently. Our goal is to help return patients to the most meaningful and productive lives possible, at their highest levels of independence.” Simple Comforts Although Simple Comforts can provide home medical supplies like wheelchairs and canes, it offers a good deal more as well. Simple Comforts sells products that, quite simply, make life a little easier and safer. From ergonomic gardening or kitchen tools to a gadget that can pick up golf balls without bending down, Simple Comforts is all about making everyday activities possible for everyone. A sight-impaired section of the showroom features large print crossword puzzles and address books, and a phone that can be dialed by pressing a photo of the person you want to call. Some phones also have lights that flash when the phone rings, for the hearing impaired. A long-reach hairbrush makes life less painful for anyone with a shoulder problem. A special cooling sack keeps insulin or other medication cool as directed, even on the golf course. A unique therapeutic ice pack is made of a solid gel material. It’s flexible and strong and can be tucked inside a knee brace. There’s a travel display at Simple Comforts that includes a light, compact wheelchair that is easily portable. Co-owner Tina Ross said, “If you’ve been thinking, ‘I wonder if they make ...’ you may just find that they do make it, and we’ve got it here.” Terry Ross, co-owner of Simple Comforts with his wife, demonstrated the Resistance Chair. He sat in the specially designed chair, holding the 12

Ergonomic gardening supplies, large print crossword puzzles, a photo phone and a great exercise chair all show that Simple Comforts sells products that, quite simply, make life a little easier and safer.

grips on elastic cords, and performed a variety of exercises for his upper body. While Terry Ross toned up in the chair, his wife explained, “Some folks need to sit because of strength or balance issues, but that doesn’t mean they can’t get fit. The Resistance Chair allows them to get a workout in a way that is comfortable and safe for them. The cords come in different resistance levels and a small pedal attachment that turns the chair into a stationary bike with a shallow stride.”

The Simple Comforts’ Web site offers all the products that are at the store, but it’s worth a trip to the shop to wrap your hand around a pruning tool that is easy on the wrist or listen to a watch that (quite literally) tells you the time. Robin Earl is a freelance writer who lives in Goldvein. After 25 years in community print and online journalism -- 14 of those years in Fauquier -- Robin Earl has recently been appointed PR specialist at Fauquier Hospital. Warrenton Lifestyle




May 2008


Historic Old Town Warrenton Happenings By Amy Gable May has Old Town in bloom and bustling! Stroll down Main Street this month and enjoy a couple new shops and new faces! Main Street and Old Town Warrenton offer over 35 retailers to shop and 7 restaurants, five of which offer outdoor seating that is just now opening for the summer. Start here for the perfect Mother’s Day gift! Old Town Warrenton offers something for everyone from specialty shops with cheeses and wines, chocolates, Orvis fishing supplies, designer jewelry, fabric and fine home furnishings, children’s clothes, fine china and crystal, florists and even kilts, designer clothes, furniture, framing, antiques, sewing machines and supplies, pet supplies, fine art, riding clothes and tack, gifts for anyone…have I mentioned any of the service businesses in Old Town yet? For almost 100 years, there was a wonderful store on Main Street called Carter’s General Store. For those of you who did not know it, I am truly sorry. Carter’s had a saying, “If you can’t find it at Carter’s, you don’t need it”! So, to Howard, his father and his father before him, I thank you for the line! “If you can’t find it in Old Town, you don’t need it!” Wander through Old Town and enjoy the shop owners who will probably have their doors propped open this month

enjoying the weather, have lunch, dinner or brunch on a patio, stop in the Old Jail Museum, take a walking tour or jog the greenway. Whatever your pleasure, you can find it here! Don’t forget our upcoming events. First Fridays begin in May and continue through October! The First Friday of each month will offer shops open late, live entertainment, goldsmith demonstrations, plein aire art, restaurant specials and storytelling for the little ones. Each month will offer something different and promises fun for the entire family. June will bring Father’s Day which is celebrated with the annual Father’s Day Car Show on Main Street, and July hosts the Annual Fourth of July Children’s and Pet Parade. Please contact the Partnership office if you have any questions about any of the events or to volunteer at 540-349-8606, e-mail us at amy@partnershipforwarrenton.org, or visit our website at www.partnershipforwarrenton.org. The Partnership for Warrenton is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the economic and aesthetic development of Old Town Warrenton through a comprehensive process of economic revitalization that seeks to protect, enhance and promote its architectural and historical heritage.

Catering to Fauquier County for over 20 years Full service catering available for 2 or 2000

Let us make your event delicious 14

Call 540-347-1942 for more information Warrenton Lifestyle

Nova Medical Group A former Warrenton resident, Brandie has joined our team and is pleased to be providing health care to the community. She has experience working at Fauquier Hospital prior to joining Nova, and will be treating patients of all age as a primary medical care Family Nurse Practitioner here in Warrenton.

Brandie Hambsh, FNP

Now Accepting New Patients! Nova Medical Group combines conventional and complementary medicine to minimize the need for multiple doctors. Affiliated, Nova Urgent Care provides urgent medical care services on a walk in basis for non-life threatening conditions, acute illness, and minor injuries with minimal wait times.

528 Waterloo Road - Warrenton, Virginia 20186 Medical Group 540.347.7611 Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Urgent Care 540.347.0400 Wednesday & Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

www.novamedgroup.com May 2008

“Nova Cares for You.�


The Warrenton Community Shines During A Family’s Darkest Hour by Matt Coffin We were on our way to Corolla Beach in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. None of us could wait to hit the beach and relax for a few days, escaping the summer work week for just a little while. The mood was one of relaxation laced with a fun anticipation for the days, and weather, ahead. Around the time we crossed the North Carolina border, the phone rang. It was a friend that you wouldn’t expect a phone call from at 8 o’clock in the morning. That’s when we learned that one of our dearest friends had been killed as a pedestrian by a drunk driver in a hit and run accident. It didn’t seem possible. How could one of our friends be gone? If we felt this way, how was the family of Patrick Gay feeling? There was no answer then, and probably never will be, but taking stock of what was lost and what has come from that tragedy gives us hope and comfort knowing that we live in a town that takes care of its own. Warrenton does just that.

Time seemed to stop on the way back from the beach the next day. We had no idea what to expect when we arrived at the Gay’s house—we only knew that we had to be there. Little did we know that many other people felt exactly the same way; they just had to be there with the family. When we pulled up to the house, the front lawn was filled with friends, family, and many unfamiliar faces. We made our way through the crowd, greeting friends along the way, until we reached Pat’s parents, Pam & Tom, and brothers, Chris & Eric. It’s tough to recall that moment still today. We hugged and held each other and tried to say something, anything that might offer the slightest bit of solace. Everyone else at the house tried to do the same, but words seem hollow at times like that. The fact that people made the effort to say something speaks volumes about their character. If Warrenton is to be judged during times of sorrow and tragedy, the number of people who stepped up bears witness to how dark this moment was.

Pat at his JMU graduation with mom, Pam. Hours passed as the Gay’s house was occupied by people with different connections to Pat, the family, and friends. It would be interesting to plot some of the paths friendship took to reach everyone who made an appearance at the house, the wake, or the funeral service. That, in itself, shows the diversity of people whose lives were in some way touched by Pat. See Warrenton Family page 18

Band of brothers, Pat’s friends send a salute to their friend, brother, teammate, cousin and the Godfather of their group from JMU to Warrenton and beyond.


Warrenton Lifestyle

177 W. Lee Highway, Warrenton (In Safeway Shopping Center)


Monday Nite Special T-N-T Monday Nite Special 99 LARGE LARGE After PIZZA 4 3 PM PIZZA

177 W. Lee Highway, Warrenton (In Safeway Shopping Center)


Monday Nite Special “New” Xtreme Cheesesteaks 99 LARGE T-N-T After Monday Nite Special 3PM PIZZA 99

177 W. Lee Highway, Warrenton (In Safeway Shopping Center)




After 3 PM


(Fried Jalapenos, Double American Cheese) Join eCLUB Jerry at www.jerrysusa.com

Phillips™ Crab Salad or Sub


2.00 OFF



Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other offers. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07

1.50 OFF 1.00 OFF OR

Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other coupons, promotions or featured sub combo. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07


(Limited time only)

6.99 4.99 OR


Save 3.00


Join Jerry at www.jerrysusa.com 177eCLUB W. Lee Highway, Warrenton (In Safeway Shopping Center)






Toppings extra. Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other coupons or promotions. ™ Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07

Limit one coupon per customer. Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other offers. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07


After 3 PM








1.50OROFF 1.00 OFF



Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other coupons, promotions or featured sub combo. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07

Toppings extra. Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other coupons or promotions. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07 SHE 1258/4-07 Fauquier


Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other coupons, promotions or featured sub combo. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07

May 2008

“New” Joi

6 4 4.9

(Fried Jala

Join eCLU

PURCHASE OF 10.00 OR MORE Crab Salad or S NEW Phillips OR 1.50OROFF 2.00 OFF 2.99 6.9 PURCHASE OF 10.00 OR MORE Toppings Valid at Jerry’s Limit one extra. coupon peronly customer. Limit one coupon per customer. of Warrenton. Not valid with Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. other coupons or promotions. Not valid with other offers. Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Hurry! Expires: Expires: 5/31/07 5/31/07 Hurry! Not valid with other offers. ANY SHE12” 1258/4-07 Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07 CHEESESTEAK, Fauquier



Save LARGE 3.00 ™ 2.00 OFF Monday Nite Special 6.99Crab PIZZA Salad PURCHASE E OFW 10.00 ORPhillips MORE

Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other coupons, promotions or featured sub combo. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07

Toppings extra. Valid only at Jerry’s of Warrenton. Not valid with other coupons or promotions. Hurry! Expires: 5/31/07


(Fried Jalapenos, Double American Cheese)

Phillips™ Crab Salad or Sub (Limited time only) 540-349-4900

1.00 OFF


“New” Xtreme Cheesesteaks


After 3 PM



To of ot H

Toppings ex of Warrento other coupo Hurry! Expi



Toppings ex of Warrento other coupo Hurry! Expi


To of ot H


foot of space inside the funeral home and the line stretched well The house seemed to be in constant outside the doors. There were motion with people arriving to lend supposed to be two relatively short support in whatever way they could. viewings, but the seemingly endless Behind the scenes, many people mourners took much longer to pay were arranging food deliveries, their respects and the two viewings helping with funds for food, clothes, merged together, lasting almost or whatever else was needed, and all day. The time between official just asking if they could help out in services for Pat was not spent alone any way, with anything. by his family. For weeks after We spoke with Eric about the Pat’s death, the Gay’s house was outreach and contributions of food Patrick (in center with friends Mike Barkema left, and Jon Ross, constantly filled with people eager and money: “There’s still food left right) had a smile that was contagious, yet sly. He had that look to step in and serve any need they over.” One of the mothers even may have. No moment was spared that he was up to something, which was most likely fun. took some of Pat’s friends to the for a casual check-in or a friendly Burlington Coat Factory and had and consoling word. In fact, to this as well. Two neighbors that the Gays them fitted for suits for the wake and day, Pam and Tom say that friends still did not previously know brought them funeral services. She even helped the food from Panera, only saying that they drop by unexpectedly with food or an guys who couldn’t really afford a suit offer to make dinner. thought it might help. by paying for at least part of the total The Gays will never forget the Such acts of charity from utter price. Familial contributions like this strangers really show how a town can preparation for the post funeral one show how parental love breaks come together and support each other, celebration. Pam compared the scale family boundaries in a small town, especially in times of need. The funeral of the planning to a wedding reception, setting Warrenton apart from other home director said that he had never however, there were only three days to communities. Outreach came not only seen a larger turnout for a wake, ever. make the celebration of Pat’s life a reality. from friends, but complete strangers See Warrenton Family page 20 People were literally taking up every




Warrenton Family cont’d from page 16

Give the Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine For subscription information, surveys, newsstand locations and more, visit us on the web:

Warrenton Lifestyle

CUSTOM ESTATE PLANNING Wills, Trusts, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Elder Law, Financial Planning, Asset Protection. Law Office of

MICHAEL A. MAYS Warrenton, VA. 540-351-0211 Va. Bar 1975

Prompt, Reliable Service. Reasonable Rates. In the heart of Old Town 15 S. Third St. Warrenton, VA 20186 540-347-2935 Hrs: Mon to Fri 10-3

Soups Sandwiches

Salads Sweets

Call ahead for

t 1"35: 1-"55&34 t #64*/&44 -6/$)&4 t #09 -6/$)&4


Wills, Trusts, Living Trusts, Powers of %JOF Attorney, Medical Directives, Elder Law, 0VUTJEF Financial Planning, Asset Protection. May 2008

Law Office of



Warrenton Family cont’d from page 18

“What was accomplished was a miracle,” Tom said of the party. “I’ll never forget the moment I walked out on that deck and viewed the beauty of our backyard.” The same was said about the creation of the slideshow for Pat’s wake. The entire finished product was completed in 48 hours. The scale at which tasks were set in motion and completed astonished the Gays. The community did not dawdle. Work needed to be done, phone calls needed to be made, food and supplies needed to be purchased, and people stepped up when they were needed most. There was a discussion about what defines a community in one of the classes at Virginia Tech this semester. Some students defined it as a relatively gated group where people know everyone else and may lend a hand within the “walls” of a small neighborhood or street. The professor told the class that he asks himself this question when deciding whether or not a group of people should be considered a community: “If I died,

would I trust these people with my children?” When Pat died, the reverse happened— the community of Warrenton took care of the family that lost one of its own. Ask Pam and Tom about the outpouring of support from the entire Warrenton community and they simply say they were overwhelmed. Tom says that the “four F’s” are what got them through this tragedy: faith, family, friends, and the Fauquier community encompassing Warrenton. They want to thank Spiritual Care Support Ministries and Hospice Support in Warrenton, two completely non-profit and volunteer-run grief support organizations that have been instrumental to their recovery. “The greatest thing about Warrenton is that it has its own identity and history,” says Tom, when comparing Warrenton to typical suburb communities. It’s what sets Warrenton apart from other places they have lived. The Gay family owns land in

Georgia. The prospect of retiring and moving to the warm temperatures there seemed like the ideal future for Pam and Tom. “We flirted with the idea of moving [to Georgia] after Eric graduated, but after the funeral, we squashed that idea,” said Tom. They are so grateful for the love shown by the Warrenton community that they will never live anywhere else. If you find yourself walking by local hangouts around town, you may see people wearing a green wrist band. Pam’s sister and brother-in-law had many customized green wrist bands made to honor Pat. They read “7/15/07 Patrick… NEXT…UB & AV.” “NEXT” was one See Warrenton Family page 22

Let’s Dish! helps you and your family


EAT HEALTHY! Celebrate Cinco de Mayo FREE Chile Lime Chicken with Black Bean Salsa

With any 4, 8 or 12 meal package


Warrenton Village Center (Behind Borders) 251 West Lee Highway, Suite 163 Warrenton, VA 20186

Catering & Delivery Available! 540.347.4429 20

©2008 Let’s Dish, Inc. All Rights Reserved. An independent franchise.

Enter promo code CELEBRATEMAY. Offer expires 6/01/08. Offer cannot be applied to previously booked sessions or combined with other offers. No cash value. Valid only at locations listed.

Warrenton Lifestyle

May 2008


Warrenton Family cont’d from page 20

of Pat’s more colorful sayings and is still widely used by his friends today. Pam and Tom view all who wear these bands with great care because they know that they are a tribute to Pat. They have spread from Warrenton to Boston, Harrisonburg, Blacksburg, Florida and even Texas, truly reflecting the impact Pat had on everyone he met. Pam and Tom share the same sentiment as their son Eric: if there is to be one positive thing taken away from Pat’s death, it’s that they are now much closer with their family, friends, and “friends of friends,” as Tom puts it. They now view everyone in the community as a friend. They also have a much closer relationship to God. They know Pat is smiling down at them right now. The most surprising effect of Pat’s death was the introduction of former Duke star basketball player J.J. Redick. He is the object of the three brothers’ “obsession” and their favorite athlete. It was a dream come true for Chris and Eric when he flew them down to an Orlando Magic game and hung out with them after the game. Pam and Tom said that it was the best weekend of the boys’ lives. They credit God and Pat for setting up the meeting with J.J., saying that because Pat did not have the opportunity to meet him, he wanted his brothers to experience their dream. A memorial golf tournament will 22

From a very early age, all the Gay brothers were “obsessed” with Duke/Orlando Magic basketball player J.J. Reddick and almost anything basketball. Here Chris Gay (top left), friend Sam Kettering (top right) and Eric Gay (bottom right) are pictured in Orlando with their “Hero” J.J. be held at Bristow Manor Golf Course in honor of Pat Gay’s life, and as a fundraiser to endow a college scholarship in his name. It is scheduled for May 23rd, Pat’s 23rd birthday. While the original goal was to raise $10,000, Tom Gay says that amount could triple due to the tremendous response. This is telling of the incredible support by the Warrenton community and the outreach that is still going on today. A picture of a street in Warrenton

hangs in the Gay’s foyer bathroom. Everyone who has ever stepped foot in that house has probably seen it at one point. It reads: “I wasn’t born in Warrenton, but I got here as fast as I could.” Pam and Tom say these words have never meant more than they do today. Matt Coffin is a rising senior at Virginia Polytechnic University in Blacksburg and a graduate of Fauquier High School. Warrenton Lifestyle

May 2008


The Fauquier Health System Respite care available at Warrenton Overlook One woman brings a relative in at Christmas time, just for a long weekend.”

For those who provide round-the-clock care for elderly relatives, help is nearby. There are heroes among us.

Wendy Ketner, Director of Admissions, added, “Sometimes it’s just a matter of caregiver burnout. They need a break. Or sometimes people have lost an at-home caregiver and are searching for a replacement.”

The men and women who care for those who can no longer care for themselves are special people. Day in and day out, they provide 24-hour care for their elderly mothers and fathers, aunts and grandfathers.

Scott explained that for longterm residents and short-term respite patients alike, schedules and meals are individualized at Overlook. Onehundred and forty staffers can care for as many as 115 residents, respite patients and rehabilitation patients.

It’s rewarding work, but it can be physically and emotionally exhausting. It makes vacations difficult and spontaneity impossible.

She said, “We offer a full array of daily activities for those who would like to participate – cooking, Bingo,

crafts, beauty salon services. And if the family would like, we offer therapy while patients are here, too – physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, aqua therapy.” She said, “It’s helpful if we can get a little advance notice, but pending bed availability, we can assist with an immediate need.” There are some requirements for admission: a TST (tuberculosis test) or chest x-ray within 30 days of admission; a medical history and physical within five days; a current list of medications; and a local doctor with admitting privileges who will visit the resident at Overlook. Any heroes out there who would like more information can call Wendy Ketner or Sandie Scott at 540-316-5500.

The most challenging part of this commitment, of course, is that life’s other responsibilities are still pulling from other directions. Children, spouses and jobs all demand attention too. Sometimes these heroes and heroines encounter an unavoidable call from another quarter – an out-of -town funeral, for instance, or some minor surgery for themselves. And sometimes they just need a chance to let go of the constant responsibility of caring for an infirm relative. There is a safe, caring place for those who need around-the-clock nursing care and therapy right here in Warrenton. Up on Hospital Hill, Warrenton Overlook Health and Rehabilitation Center provides a short-term respite care program, in addition to the more well-known long-term and rehabilitation services. “Most people don’t know we’re here for respite care,” said Sandie Scott, Administrator at Overlook. “Sometimes we’ll have a situation where one spouse has been caring for another, and the caregiver gets sick or needs surgery… 24

Warrenton Lifestyle


This rambler will surprise you with its spacious rooms, decks, carport and fenced rear yard. Don’t miss out. Call for your appointment today.

b b b b b

b b b b b

Low Back Pain Headaches Shoulder Pain Arthritis Dizziness

Fatigue Pain Down Legs Stiffness Numbness Neck Pain

b b b b

Muscle Spasms Allergies Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Sports Injuries

May 2008

Office: 540-341-3552 Cell: 540-270-1795




Brenda L. Eggleston, Realtor® WA R R E N T O N


HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN WE HAVE HIT THE BOTTOM IN THE HOUSING MARKET? by Andreas A. Keller The simple answer to this question is: “With hindsight!” In other words, we can only recognize an event after it has happened. The reason, however, why this question is on everybody’s mind is fear. But when you know that there is an end in sight to the housing market crisis, hope will replace fear, and we will be able to make new decisions. For many people, the immediate question to be answered is this: Can I ride out the storm?

percent, by which time the total value of the town house would have declined by 40 percent from its peak value. This simplified calculation is based on “mean reversion”, which is the tendency for a process to return to a longrun average value over time. The question to answer now is how much longer it will take to return to the long-run average? Based on the experience of the past 2 1/2 years, a rough estimate is that a 1 percent decline in house value will occur over a period of about 1 1/2 months. Anticipating another value decline of 20 percent, the declining housing values will intersect with the long-run average house value around October 2010.


Reversion to the Mean After the stock market collapse in 2001, it was the housing market that pulled the economy away from recession by relentlessly Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area House Prices pushing the real estate $500,000 Inflation-adjusted house prices market to its top in 2005. $450,000 Nominal house prices A simple example can tell $400,000 the story: A town house in $350,000 Northern Virginia priced at $300,000 $200,000 at the beginning of 2000 rose to about $250,000 $450,000 by mid-2005, which $200,000 translates into a house value $150,000 appreciation of 125 percent $100,000 in 5 1/2 years or about 23 $50,000 percent annually. Compare this with the historical $0 house-price appreciation of less than 1 percent above Year http://housingbubble.jparsons.net inflation over the course of the last one hundred years, and it demonstrates how artificially high Long Term Housing Cycles the housing market had become. The calculation above corresponds Using an inflation rate of 3 percent with the natural real estate cycle. Cycles plus 1 percent for appreciation to bring are a part of life, and real estate is no the price appreciation of the town house exception. The real estate cycle is a regular in the preceding example more in line cycle, moving back and forth, from excess with historical norms, we arrive at a to excess, with contraction following value of about $270,000 by March 2008. expansion. For example, the 18-year real However, the current estimated value on estate cycle generally consists of about 12 Zillow.com for a similar town house is years of housing price increases and about calculated at $340,000. 6 years of housing price declines. The decline in value from its peak of The top of the present housing $450,000 in 2005 to $340,000 in 2008 cycle was reached by mid-2005, eighteen amounts to $110,000 or about 25 percent years after the last top in 1987. Cyclical over the course of 33 months. To reach patterns suggest a bottom in the housing the historical trend line of $270,000, market to occur somewhere between 2010 the value of the town house has to fall and 2011, and a new top can be expected another $70,000 or an additional 20 26

to be reached by 2023. Notwithstanding the evidence above, reaching the bottom of the housing market in such measured time is unlikely. As the pressures associated with the housing crisis build, the unraveling of the housing market will likely accelerate and declining values may drop well below long-run averages. During this process, many homes with negative equity will simply be abandoned, adding to the already historically high level of inventory of empty homes. Bringing Supply and Demand into Balance Reducing excess units in the housing inventory by about 50 percent is the key to balancing supply and demand and stabilizing the housing market. There are signs that the clearing process of excess inventory has started, albeit slowly, as the market will likely need several years to digest the excess housing units. Anecdotal evidence suggests that sales of foreclosed homes at discounts of 50 percent and more are on an encouraging upward trend. Long-term investors are hunting for properties priced well below the long-run average value. Renters and first time homebuyers, with the help of FHA/VA loans and favorable interest rates, are bidding on properties, which are now becoming affordable again. Despite the increase in sales of foreclosed homes, accelerating mortgage defaults and declining home values continue to cause widespread destruction of the balance sheets of banks and financial institutions, leaving some with no or negative capital. This direct impact of the decline in the housing market led to the crisis of confidence in the financial world beginning in August 2007. In order to confront this crisis of confidence, the Federal Reserve took strong and rare actions, reducing interest rates rapidly and preventing bank runs through massive liquidity injections into See Bottom page 28

Warrenton Lifestyle

Do You Know How To Minimize Your Risks For Heart Disease ? 540-347-4200

May 2008

Kelly Ann’s Quilting



(540) 351-0580

(540) 351-0581

We will cater your parties. 10% Off Any Order

($10 minimum) with coupon

Minimum Order $15.00 within 5 Mile Radius

(Over 5 Miles Delivery Charge May be Applied)


Business & Delivery Hours Monday - Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm Friday - Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm Sunday 12:00 noon - 10 pm 589 Frost Avenue, Warrenton, VA 20186 (Warrenton Towne Center)

Bottom continued from page 26

the financial system. The full effect of the Fed’s interest rate reductions ought to be felt about one year after they were taken, or August 2008, at which time recessionary forces may begin to weaken. Additional support from the economic stimulus package, which includes the easing of regulations and modernization of FHA/VA loan New Home Sales and Inventory

Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate in Thousands, Source: Census Bureau



New Home Sales (left) Months of Supply (right)









3 2008














programs to help distressed homeowners avoid foreclosure or abandonment of their homes, should have a stabilizing effect on the housing market. At that time, if mortgage lending still has not resumed at a regular pace despite all of these interventions by the Fed and the U.S. Government, it is because lenders have tightened their lending standards while simultaneously trying to rebuild their capital. The tightening of lending standards simply means that borrowers have to demonstrate that they have the capacity to repay borrowed money. Purchasing a home with no money down will be a relic of the past. For banks and financial institutions, the rebuilding of their balance sheets and the replenishing of capital are processes that will take several years. During this time we can expect 28


Finest Chinese Cuisine

Children’s Chic Boutique





more surprises or shocks until the financial system has worked through the excesses that have accumulated over the last five years. Is it Time to Buy Real Estate? The real estate market in Northern Virginia deflated considerably from its top in the last two to three years and is likely to show further decline over the next couple of years. What makes today’s market interesting for buyers, however, are foreclosed, bank-owned properties, which are now being offloaded at substantial discounts to their replacement values. Long-term investors have re-entered the real estate market searching for and buying up undervalued properties. From their low points in 2007, stocks of homebuilders have staged an impressive comeback over the last several months, gaining back anywhere from about 20 to 80 percent in share value. First time homebuyers who venture into the market now can find homes, which fall into their affordability range. With historically low mortgages rates dreams of homeownership are becoming a reality again. However, the key to purchasing a home remains affordability and figuring out how much one can afford always starts with making a realistic personal budget. For those who are interested in learning how to make a personal budget and how to manage money, I offer a free Financial Planning Course twice a year. The course lasts for 10 weeks, with lessons held on Monday evenings at the beautiful Re/Max Regency building in Warrenton. Last year’s “budget winner” announced that she is now saving $800 per month, while this year’s winner found over $4,000 in savings per month. She decided to move on to the next seminar where she can learn all about investing those savings to earn more money in the future. Andreas A. Keller is a Senior Loan officer with SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. and can be reached at his mobile phone 703 346 7262 or email aakeller@mac.com with more information available at his personal website: www.mortgagemomentsonline.com. The views expressed in this article are strictly the author’s opinion. SunTrust Mortgage, Inc. is not responsible for its content. Warrenton Lifestyle

ramecra t f f ine frames

ine arts

We have great Mother’s Day gifts!

of front n i s Join U re at the o our st Festival g Sprin ay 17 Sat. M

s Custom Wedding & Graduation Photo Framing s Custom Shadow Boxes s Local Artists Paintings s Certificate & Diploma Framing Get your FREE Moss pencil print with any purchase of a Moss item.


Sherry’s Style Color * Cuts * Perms * Waxing

Introducing, Organic Color Systems products

@ no ammonia NEW! @ no peroxide @ long lasting natural colors

May 2008




Make Your Next Event Special! Performing & Recording Artist with Wild Oats Records, Nashville, Tennessee...

_ Ginger Harvey

Look for Ginger Harvey’s Latest CD Song Release of “Girls Like Fast Cars Too” and “Burnin’ Out of Control” now available in 2008 Available for Weddings, Parties, Civic Events or Any Occasion You Want to Make Special.

www.gingerharvey.com _ email: gch1130@aol.com

2006 Wild Oats Records Winter Sampler CD Now Available

Advertising with the Warrenton Lifestyle…

Over 11,000 distributed to Warrenton households and businesses every month. 30

For rates & advertising information contact Cindy McBride at 540.347.4466 or email: CindyMcBride@piedmontpress.com Warrenton Lifestyle

RE/MAX Regency 403 Holiday Ct., Warrenton, VA 20186

May 2008


Fauquier Free Clinic PACEMAKERS 5K/10K June 29, 2008


8:30 am Sunday June 29th, 2008

Teleflora presents: America’s Favorite Mom Bouquet

Airlie Conference Center Airstrip 6809 Airlie Road Warrenton, VA 20187 www.fauquierfreeclinic.org T-Shirt for all paid entrants Well marked course, with plenty of refreshments & water stops. Race timing by On The Run Sports Hydration by Function Drinks




7 Main Street Warrenton, Virginia

Delivery for Funerals, Weddings, Birthdays, Get Well, Anniversaries and Just Because


• 5k run/walk (3.1 miles) • 10k run (6.2 miles) • Kids’ Run (under 1 mile) more info: www.fauquierfreeclinic.org

Warrenton Lifestyle

Why Print? Print is

Long after their iPod battery is drained, people will still be reading what you send them in print. Print is the ultimate in portability and playability. They can pick up a magazine at a newsstand, buy a book on the fly or grab your brochure from a trade show exhibit. There are no compatibility issues, no need to keep anything charged, and never a worry about screen glare. You can fold print, stuff it, clip it, even scratchand-sniff it. Print can be carried and consumed anywhere, at any time: On trains, planes and automobiles. Take it to bed, to the beach or to the bath. There’s no need to boot it up or power it down. Print is always there and always ready to instruct, inform and entertain.

p rtable. Wow! This is the word we strive to hear from our clients as we exceed your expectations. The innovations in our company come on a daily basis and range from our beautiful new facility off of Walker Drive to the dozens of pieces of equipment we add each year to our team of professionals that average over 15 years of experience. We believe our award-winning quality, fast service, friendly people and ability to deliver the improbable will add some Wow! to your day.


404 Belle Air Lane • Warrenton, VA 20186 • 540.347.4466 • Fax 540.347.9335 • www.piedmontpress.com May 2008 www.piedmontpress.com

The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine



Everything in Common for Moms By Jennifer Heyns When a new baby is on the way, there’s nothing an expectant mother thinks of more than the great bundle of joy that will come out and meet her in a few short months. After the baby is born, mom spends all of her time learning how to best care for the newborn, but she quickly realizes there is much to be learned and feelings of isolation can set in. Fortunately for moms in the Warrenton area and throughout Fauquier County there are some groups just for parents, and moms in particular. These clubs can be true life-savers, offering moms with children of any age a way to meet other parents, compare notes, join activities, come along on field trips and learn how others cope with the day-to-day career of parenting.

equipped with the miraculous sense that nighttime was for sleeping. After about six months with little to no rest I was nearing the end of my patience, sanity and proverbial rope - and then I found IT. IT was a little ad in the local paper about a new club forming that was just for mommies with little kids. The day of their first outing I popped both babies in the car and made a mad dash for the park. I was a desperate young mother with no neighbors or friends with kids of similar ages and I was certain that I was the only o l d-f a s h i o n e d , behind-the-times, unliberated woman left in the world who

a similar experience. “I can recall my mom urging me to find a mom’s group or a playgroup for kids, so that I could have others to talk to, to get support from,” began Cathy Beaulieu of Warrenton, “I didn’t take her advice seriously…When I was due with my second child, I was lucky to find the Mom’s Club in Warrenton, and a short time later we moved to town. I am so glad now that I took my mom’s advice.” “The majority of the friends I have

A BREW night out/Community Service Project - Evening Under the Stars - we volunteered to help set-up and man the registration tables. Then we spent the evening relaxing under the stars.

Cookies made by the Warrenton MOMS Club and delivered each Sept. 11th to thank all who help out in the community. No one is more familiar with the benefits of joining a mother’s organization than I am. Almost nine years ago, to the day, my husband, 1-year-old son and I welcomed a new baby boy into our family and life was good. Good in the sense that this sweet little cherub of ours cried (loudly, I might add) into the wee hours of the night, every night and seemed to fuss at the drop of a hat. This was quite a shock to us all, as our older son was happy all the time and came 34

had opted to sacrifice career for stayat-home status. Upon arriving at the MOMS Club of Haymarket meeting I was immediately surrounded by women who looked as relieved as I did that there were truly others in the world like them. We immediately bonded and started having a fabulous time on a regular basis. Without them, I’ve always envisioned, I would have soon become headline news - and that’s never good. Another local mom recalled having

now came from being part of that club.” Beaulieu, mother of 10-year old Claire and 8-year old Julien, was a member of the MOMS Club of Warrenton for five years before starting a club of her own. After the kids started attending school, she told, she didn’t really fit into the MOMS Club activities, which are geared toward mothers of under schoolaged children. “The issues we [mothers with school-aged children] were dealing with were different, and we had different time schedules,” she explained, “We decided that we would shift the emphasis for our group from being moms to being women and individuals.” From that new need sprang the idea that led to the creation of BREW - Busy Running Every Where. The See Mom page 36

Warrenton Lifestyle


Paris Upperville



Marshall The Plains 66


Right in your own Backyard... Discover the Fauquier County Wine Trail featuring 16 wineries,

explore small towns & villages, B&Bs, outdoor recreation, orchards, farm tours, Civil War history, unique shops & restaurants, and a calendar full of upcoming events. Coming in May... First Fridays in Old Town Warrenton • Virginia Gold Cup • Old Town Warrenton Spring Festival • Hunt Country Stable Tour • Delaplane Strawberry Festival • Farmer’s Markets • Twilight Polo at Great Meadow • Barrel Oak Winery’s Grand Opening! For information or to request brochures, call the Warrenton-Fauquier Visitor Center at (800) 820-1021 or visit...



Bealeton Remington


Sponsored by the Fauquier County Department of Economic Development

May 2008


Mom continued from page 34

name indicates the hectic schedule that school-aged children bring, causing moms to host a virtual taxi service nonstop, but also for the love of gathering in the mornings to share stories over coffee or escaping together in the evenings to unwind over a beer. BREW is a fairly relaxed organization with minimal rules and requirements. Beaulieu noted that the club has no monthly business meetings and no formal board, but she asks that all members be willing to host a BREW event at least once a year. Most of the members keep up with one another largely through email and Beaulieu sends her 55 members a new calendar of events every month which includes activities like meals or coffee out, movie night, park day, festivals and other local events and community service projects. “Many of our members will be taking part in the Relay for Life Celebration being held May 31to June 1 at Fauquier High School,” said Beaulieu, “I invite all the moms in the community to come out on the 31st, the theme this year is Broadway Musicals - should be fun - and there will be lots of activities for the kids. Stop by the Team Six Degrees of

2007 VRE Santa Train Family Event Separation tent and ask for me.” Also fairly new in the area is MOW - Mothers of Wonder, which is a chapter of the International organization called WOW - Women of Wonder. The local chapter of MOW was started in 2007 by Rachel Pierce as a way to “provide a venue for a wide range of moms from multiple communities to come together, without regard to strict geographical boundaries.” See Mom page 38


Warrenton Lifestyle



May 2008


Mom continued from page 36

Since forming the club in October, Pierce said that her group has grown to include 99 members who enjoy getting together for monthly meetings the second Thursday of each month at the New Baltimore Fire Hall from 10 a.m. to noon. “We usually take care of some club business at the meetings, but it’s mostly an opportunity for the members to mix and mingle,” she said, “Each month there is a theme to the social meeting, and we try to invite speakers or include activities that reflect the theme.” MOW Vice President Heather McMahon noted that one of the nicest aspects of MOW is that it addresses the unique needs of the families in our area. “Geographically speaking, Fauquier is a very large, sprawling county with Warrenton as a social and commercial hub, but we are also very rural, and many families don’t have immediate neighbors,” she began, “By creating an organization that does not exclude members based on where they live, we have been able to bring a large group of moms and families together moms that probably would never have met otherwise.” According to Pierce MOW tries to offer different types of activities from month to month. Members enjoy outings like swimming at the new aquatics center in Warrenton, play time at In Motion Sports, pot luck picnics, dinner at the Melting Pot,

WOW/MOW visited Fauquier County Head Start to give them a check for over $7000 for books and expenses, gift certificates for a lunch out for their staff, boxes and boxes of books, and hundreds of dollars in school supplies. stroller skating and holiday parties. One of the most popular events the club has hosted was Trunk or Treat. “Each family decorates the trunk of their car with a Halloween theme and everyone gets together at a local parking lot. The kids wear their costumes and go trick-or-treating from car to car. The kids have a blast and it’s fun to see everyone’s creative side,” she said. The club also plans an annual consignment sale, participates in the Warrenton Christmas parade and hosts seminars like the Money Savvy Child Seminar. Non-members are invited to attend one of the club’s monthly meetings (the next one is scheduled for May 8) and are welcome to join any one of the 38

Warrenton Lifestyle

club’s activities before deciding to become a member. Although constricted by location, the MOMS Club of Warrenton East is very similar in style and purpose. “We are looking for any local moms who want to make connections,” invites Connie Wasano, the club’s current president. “We presently have moms with kids under school age and some who have children in school and the moms range in age from early 20s to mid-40s.” Wasano admits that she enjoys such diversity in age, because it gives lesser experienced moms like herself a chance to get advice and tips from moms with older children. “For me, personally, I joined the club for my sanity,” said Wasano. “We moved here just from Gainesville and I was still shuffling back and forth from Warrenton and I needed to make some friends here.” The MOMS Club is a great way to meet friends, said Barbara Burgess, the club’s current membership VP. The club offers several different activities on a monthly basis including play groups, coffee and craft sessions, outings like visits to museums or to go berry picking, tours, movie nights and mom’s night out. “One of the most fun activities we have,” admitted Burgess, “is that one of our members has a feast every month; she comes up with something new every time, everyone has to bring a dish in keeping with the theme and we all eat what everyone has brought.” The MOMS Club holds monthly meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. and often includes a guest speaker. Previous speakers include a key member of HAVEN, Warrenton’s homeless shelter, and an expert from the Virginia Cooperative Extension. The club invites interested moms to join them at their open house on June 17. For more information about meetings and activities, please MOMS President Connie Wasano contact the club and her kids, Sammie (left) and directly. Charlie Jule (on her lap). BREW - Contact Cathy Beaulieu at abientotcb@earthlink.net or brewcrewmoms@yahoogroups.com or 540-428-2342 (dial 5). MOMS Club of Warrenton East- Contact Connie Wasano at 540-349-830 or momsclub_warrentoneast@yahoo.com or visit www.geocities.cm/momsclub_warrentoneast. MOW - Contact Rachel Pierce at 540-347-2792 or visit www. mothersofwonder.com



✿ ✿ ✿ ✿ ✿

Organic & Natural Solutions! Perennials, Annuals, Ornamentals! Pond Supplies! Mulch, Potting Soils & Fertilizers! Check out the NEW Traeger Wood Pellet Grills!

very Deli ble! la Avai

CFC Farm & Home Center 143 Washington Street Warrenton, VA 20186 540-347-7100

29 Business, turn onto Sycamore Street (located directly across from Warrenton Horse Show Grounds), turn right onto Washington Street & make immediate left into CFC parking lot.

www.cfcfarmhome.com May 2008


Fauquier County



Relay For Life


CUSTOM ESTATE PLANNING Wills, Trusts, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Elder Law, Financial Planning, Asset Protection. Law Office of

MICHAEL A. MAYS Warrenton, VA. 540-351-0211 Va. Bar 1975

Prompt, Reliable Service. Reasonable Rates.

CUSTOM ESTATE PLANNING Wills, Trusts, Living Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Elder Law, Financial Planning, Asset Protection. 40

Law Office of


Warrenton Lifestyle

Give us a whirl.

jazzercise.com (800)FIT-IS-IT

May 2008


The Community is invited to a Special Presentation:

“The Battle of Buckland Mills”

Noted civil war lecturer & Chief Historian Emeritus /National Park Service, featured in the PBS Series by Ken Burns “The Civil War” - Ed Bearss Special guests J.E.B. Stuart IV & Richard Bland Lee V discuss the significance of this battle --often referred to as “The Buckland Races” or “Custer’s FIRST STAND!” “...I am justified in declaring the rout of the enemy at Buckland the most single and complete that any cavalry has suffered during the war”. —Major General J.E.B. Stuart “This is the only cavalry victory that the enemy can boast over my command”. —General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick

Monday, May 5, 2008 7PM The Battlefield Baptist Church

4361 Lee Highway New Baltimore 20187

Students of all ages are Welcomed!

This event is made possible by an American Battlefield Protection Program Master Planning Grant. For further information, please contact the Buckland Preservation Society at 703 754-4000. No Admission Charge 42

Warrenton Lifestyle

$100 OFF When you present this coupon expires 5-17-08 not valid with any other offer.


Your Choice of England or T.L. Bayne sofas starting at $699. Good on in stock items only.

May 2008


Mettingers Marvelous Modern Millie in May


Sampson as Jimmy, Junior Elizabeth Wyld as Miss Dorothy, Junior Eric Weathers as Trevor Graydon, Junior Janelle Cottman as Muzzy van Hossmere, Senior Justin Thomas as Meers, Junior Ryan Steves

Barrett, Hannah Brice, Adam Cody, Tommy Conrath, Kiana Davenport, Meg Fancher, Tina Hughes, Kyle Meadows, Julia Nashwinter, Cara O’Neal, Morgan Paugh, and Sara Jane Rodgers; and Seniors Joanna Hooker and Rachel Smith. Students will also serve as musicians in the pit orchestra and as members of the running crew and production staff. The Thoroughly Modern Millie production team includes Production Stage Manager Mary Schmuff (FHS Junior), Musical Director Meredith Schmahl, Choreographer Carrie Nolan, Rehearsal Pianist Naomi Gray, Costume Designers Rita Edwards and Natalie Henson (FHS Junior), Scenic Designer Christena Smith, Scenic Engineer Roy Humes, Lighting Designers Trey Foudray (FHS Senior) and Erin Wyld, and Technical Director/Sound Designer Robert Rankin. Other student members of the production team include Assistant Director Joanna Hooker (FHS Senior), Assistant Musical Director/Orchestra Conductor Chris Udell (FHS Senior), Assistant Musical Director/Vocal Coach Justin Thomas (FHS Senior), and Dance Captain Aubrey Stanton (FHS Senior). Sophomore Bailey Withers acts as props manager. Senior Stephanie Fry and Sophomore Lauren Sauerwald serve as Assistant Stage Managers. Numerous parent boosters will also lend a hand behind the scenes, including Stephanie Sampson and Dori Weathers, who will assist as Co-Producers. Photo by Karl Pittelkau/Whitepost Photography

Fauquier High School Theatre will present the new Broadway musical Thoroughly Modern Millie in the Addison Lightfoot Auditorium on May 2, 3, 4, 9, and 10. The cast of 40 and orchestra of 15 will perform the production, based on the original 1967 film starring Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore, with an original story and screenplay by Richard Morris. In the story, set in 1922 in New York City, Millie Dillmount arrives from Kansas planning to get a job and marry her boss. Her plans are derailed by her involvement with a freewheeling cad named Jimmy and a sinister plot involving white slavery concocted by the proprietor of a hotel for single young ladies. Millie features a book by Richard Morris and Dick Scanlon, new music by Jeanine Tesori, and new lyrics by Dick Scanlon. About 80% of the music differs from the movie, and includes some 1920s standards as well as lively tap-dancing production numbers. “I think this show is more fun than anything we’ve done since I’ve been at Fauquier High School,” said Director Kevin N. Mettinger, who is in his seventh year as Director of Theatre. “There are numbers that will absolutely have the audience up out of their seats applauding and rolling around on the floor laughing. This is a 2002 musical - set in the 20s, based on a movie from the 60s, and it feels like it’s been around since the 50s. It has a classic Broadway musical feel to it.” The cast of Thoroughly Modern Millie includes: Senior Aubrey Stanton as Millie Dillmount, Freshman Tim

as Ching Ho, Junior Tony Ruffo as Bun Foo, and Senior Lydia Wright as Miss Flannery. Featured in the ensemble are: Freshmen Matt Booth, Abi Boswell, Julie Bridstrup, Mary Heather Fakoury, Emily Hagy, Ryan Newby, and David Sabre; Sophomores Maggie Gorman, Josh Moore, Annelise Padro, Nathan Pickard, Tevy Ribeiro, Darren Russo, Sarah Scheiner, Jolie Schlieper, Ashley Watkins, and Nicole Weigel; Juniors Ellie

Warrenton Lifestyle

Tickets for Thoroughly Modern Millie will be $10 for adults, and $7.50 for students and seniors (60+). This comedy is suitable for all ages and is rated PG according to Music Theatre International. Advance tickets online at www.fhstheatre.org through Seat Yourself. Performances will be Friday, May 2, Saturday, May 3, Friday, May 9, and Saturday, May 10 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 4 at 2 p.m. There will be a Chinese Buffet Dinner Theatre on Friday, May 9 beginning at 6:00 p.m. The dinner will be catered by Yen Cheng and will feature Beef and Broccoli, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and Vegetable Stir Fry, along with rice and egg rolls. Tickets for dinner and theatre will be $20 for adults, and $15.00 for students and seniors. Patrons may be seated for dinner as late as 6:30. Backstage tours and preferential seating will be available for those attending the dinner. For more information, contact Kevin Mettinger at 540-347-6100 x2317 or by e-mail at fhstheatre@fcps1.org or kmettinger@ fcps1.org or visit www.fhstheatre.org.

A FULL RETAIL STORE OFFERING * Pool & Spa chemicals * Inground & aboveground Cleaners * Solar & Winter Covers * Toys, Floats & Goggles * Pool equipment & supplies THE FOLLOWING SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE

Now selling Sundance Spas

* Pool Openings & Closings * Weekly / Vacation Service * Pool Equipment Repairs * Liner Installation

62-C Waterloo Street Old Towne Warrenton Warrenton, VA 20186 phone (540) 347-2815 fax (540) 347-4242

110-A Berry Hill Road Orange, VA 22960 phone (540) 661-0000 fax (540) 661-3530

571-A James Madison Hwy. Culpeper, VA 22701 phone (540) 825-5645 fax (540) 825-5433

Email: info@paynepools.com

On-Demand Banners featuring Eco-Solvent Inks Great for: Retail Displays Sports Banners Street Banners Announcements UV Protected Up to 50� wide x 20’ or longer Grommets Available Indoor & Outdoor Use

Environmentally friendly inks using organic solvents.

540.347.4466 www.piedmontpress.com May 2008


I don't do help ut with the windows, b pe ra G g opin of The Gall m o ro ck ta is I'll have th ring! ready for sp


" $# #!& !


The Online Warrenton Business Directory

Visit our website at www.warrentonlifestyle.com and select Local Business Directory and begin searching. 46

Just in time for the busy summer months when we all want to spend more time with our families, comes a brand new service to Warrenton. Dumb Waiters is a multi-restaurant delivery service that will place your order, pick it up and deliver it to your home, the office or even the ball field. Participating restaurants include Jumpin’ Juice & Java, Let’s Dish, IHOP, The Big Apple Deli, McMahons and Mojitos & Tapas. They will also pick up and deliver from other restaurants, just call and check with them. Hottle and Associates is a new, full line insurance agency open at 39 S. 4th Street. Firstcare Orthopaedics Inc. has moved downstairs in the same building, at 493 Blackwell Rd, to Suite 115 and Cindy Siler has moved her Jazzercise classes to 615 Falmouth St, where In Motion Sports & Dance is located. The Fauquier Bank will be moving their Broadview Avenue branch in the second half of 2009 to the corner of Lee Hwy and Fletcher Drive, after they demolish the current building and build a new building. Joe Runion’s State Farm Insurance agency will be the first to vacate that building and will be moving to 75 W Lee Street on May 15th. Foxchase Veterinarian Clinic was sold to a new owner and will now be the Animal Medical Center. Although they have a new owner and new management they still have the same great staff. You may have noticed a change near Rankins Hardware as Gusto di Vita has put in a new kiosk building for their drivethru coffee business, so stop by for a latte and check it out. And while you are in the area check out some of the new services at Let’s Dish, you can now get delivery of pre-made dishes, they can cater the food for your next big bash and they can tell you the Weight Watchers points on all dishes. Also keep your eyes open for their gluten free meals, coming soon. Main Street is soon to have a new shop called Gifts-NThings they will carry a variety of items including art and scrapbooking supplies. They will be missed! The Virginia Company on Main Street has closed its Warrenton store. The Crossroads Deli & Market on Route 605 has also closed its doors. Friedman’s Jewelers is having a going out of business sale before they close their doors. Amy Griffin is the owner of inFauquier.com, the most 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

FH Lifestyle Ad 4/C 7.625x10.1251 1

4/4/08 2:01:45 PM

A division of Piedmont Press & Graphics 404 Belle Air Lane • Warrenton, Virginia 20186


Turn static files into dynamic content formats.

Create a flipbook
Issuu converts static files into: digital portfolios, online yearbooks, online catalogs, digital photo albums and more. Sign up and create your flipbook.