Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine November 2013

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The Original Since 1989


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From left to right: Sheila Wetherell, RN, FNP-C, Margaret N. Honeycutt, MD., F.A.A.P. and Candace Simpson, CPNP

• Newly designed website • Online appointments • Comprehensive pediatric wellness & illness care • Compassionate & well trained staff Jane Probst, LCSW Child & Family Counseling, PLLC is available on Thursdays at our office. She can be reached at (540) 827-7395 for appointments.


Publishers : Tony & Holly Tedeschi for Piedmont Press & Graphics tony@piedmontpress.com; hollyt@piedmontpress.com Advertising : Cindy McBride • CindyMcBride@piedmontpress.com Subscriptions : Accounting@piedmontpress.com For general inquiries, advertising, editorial, or listings please contact Managing Editor : Krysta Norman E: Krysta@piedmontpress.com Tel: 540.347.4466 Fax: 540.347.9335 Editorial & Advertising office : Open 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday to Friday 404 Belle Air Lane Warrenton, VA 20186 The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is published monthly and distributed to over 11,000 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 photograph is strictly forbidden. ©2013 Piedmont Press & Graphics

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2013 Contributing Writers: Shirley Allen Melissa Borja Lauren Bryan Liz Casazza Robin Earl Robert Grouge

George Rowand Imogen Sherritt Nicholas Sicina Mark Trible John Toler Barbara Weldon

Dr. Robert B. Iadeluca Michelle Kelley Christopher Lieb Krysta Norman Rachel Pierce Shelly Ross

Warrenton Lifestyle celebrates it’s 100th issue in November 2013. The first issue was released in August 2005. Here’s to 100 more!






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From The Publisher

Making Warrenton Better Our mission is to help make Warrenton a better place tomorrow than it is today.

You hold in your hand our gift to this community. The 100th issue of The Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine is a milestone we did not want to overlook. We spent time with our crew to take a look back at where we started, how far we have come and reflect on the good things that have happened since we first introduced our publication. We thought it best to share a taste of it all with you once again in the form of images of our magazine covers and one photo from each of the previous 99 editions. It jogged a few ‘oh yeahs!’ from our crowd. How about you? How many people, places or events do you recognize? We started this magazine as a collection of several discussions that were happening in 2005 including: “Is customer loyalty a thing of the past? How do you build customer loyalty? How can we best serve our community as a responsible communications company? What can we create that uses our great resources of people, machines and knowledge for the greater good? Can we make a living doing it?”

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Holly and I talked about a publication that bragged about all the good and uplifting things we have here. How could we help local, small businesses compete? There had to be a low-cost way to get their advertising message out to a targeted, saturated audience within only a couple miles of where their potential clients lived. What about all of those stories that needed to be told? Could we create a product that would help newcomers become members of our community faster? We wanted something to represent Warrenton and tell the great stories. Holly, in her infinite wisdom, said something to the effect of, “You know what we should do, build a magazine. Let’s just do it.” And, seriously, six weeks later the first edition of this magazine was on the street. The entire project is produced at our facility. The articles come from our staff and members of the community, our area experts. All design, printing, binding and mailing takes place right here in Town. It’s a total Warrenton product. As a disclaimer, this issue was printed by a fellow printer friend due to its size and time constraint. We hope that the quality of this has been everything Warrenton deserves. Help us make it better by writing us when you have time. We thrive on your input. Enjoy the work of so many of your friends and neighbors.

Thank You!

Tony Tedeschi Publisher


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06 From the Publisher 33 Warrenton Happenings features 36 Back to Basics 42 Community Character 08 Looking Back, Looking Forward 52 Fauquier Health 56 Life & Living It 38 Memories & Harmonies 66 Families4Fauquier 72 Financial Plans 48 We’re Covered 76 Discovered History 84 Community Spotlight 60 Retired Postmaster Remembers J.F.K. 86 Local Eats 88 A Taste of Warrenton 68 Purrrfect Holiday Presents 94 Lifting Your Spirits SPECIAL COMMEMORATIVE ISSUE

Historian John Toler

a peek into our past with a collection of photographs from all 100 issues.

the warrenton chorale has wowed our community with music for 60 years.

Vietnam Veteran Arthur Nash

Hidden Julles Cafe

100 covers of previous issues remind us just how dynamic our little town is.

a private collector shares 2,000 pieces of his J.F.K. collection at the John Barton Payne building.

the spca shares thoughts on considering the perfect pet for your family during the holidays.

Don’t forget to visit us online. You’ll have access to previous issues, subscription information, upcoming community events and can join in the conversation.



Looking Back, Looking Forward Slowly browse the images from our past 99 issues and you get an idea of how remarkable our town and county are. We have so much going on, all the time, that the ride through these photos is almost as exhausting as it is exhilarating. What is also great about what was captured here is that most are not one time events but rather ongoing projects, entertainment,

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celebrations or active people. We decided not to add captions because we thought it was fun to see how many people, places and events you could identify. Even our publishers were stuck on a few. Thank you to everyone who has contributed pictures to our magazine over the years. We could not possibly capture all of this without your support.





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Your audience will respond. Consumers are smarter and savvier than ever. They research purchases intently online and off and often reach a decision before they walk through your door. Our award-winning team has one focus: helping you enrich your audience with the information they need to confidently choose you — every time.

Congratulations Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine on your 100th issue anniversary!

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Celebrates 40 Years! Warrenton’s oldest veterinary clinic with the FRESHEST ideas! Recent addition, renovation, and innovation for your pet’s comfort and care. We Offer: Computerized Radiology Laser Pain Management General Medicine Skin Treatment Dental Care Parasite Management Specialist Referrals Surgery ... AND MORE! We also offer HOUSE CALLS for pets who need routine checkups, vaccinations, elder pet care, even some emergency care. November 2013

Meet our latest associate, experienced veterinarian Dr. Constance Houk! She, Dr. Roehr, and our cheerful and caring staff are ready to assist with all of your pet’s needs.

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Fresh Baked Thanksgiving rolls!

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LET US SET YOUR TABLE Place a Thanksgiving Centerpiece order of $65.00 or more and get a coupon for a free loaf of Honey Whole Wheat bread from Great Harvest Bread Co.

Want free bread? Buy a Holiday Centerpiece from Designs by Teresa and get a free loaf of bread! Call (540) 347-4762 for details. Centerpieces $35.00 and up

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“Everyone deserves to find tranquility”

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Moving out of town? Stay in the loop. Subscribe online at www.warrentonlifestyle.com or call (540) 347–4466.

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a november to remember Swing Dance with Live Big Band Friday, November 1, 2013 7:00pm Come join the fun at the Marshall Community Center for the “Fall for Swing” dance series. The dance includes a 30-minute lesson by a dance instructor from the Lasley Centre of the Performing Arts followed by great music performed by the Silver Tones, a 17-piece swing band. Admission for the dance is just $10 and light refreshments are included. For more information, call 540-422-8580 or visit the Silver Tones website www. silvertonesswingband.

Cavaliers, Courage & Coffee Saturday, November 2, 2013 7:30pm The Mosby Heritage Area Association’s Gray Ghost Interpretive Group offers another installment of their popular Cavaliers, Courage & Coffee program, which includes stories about life in the Mosby Heritage Area during the Civil War, told in first-person. Location TBD. Call for info, 540/687-6681. Baby Steps at the Warrenton Library Monday, November 4, 2013 10:30 am - 11:30 am Held weekly at the Warrenton branch of the Fauquier County Public Library. Who said only the big kids could have fun at the library? Babies and their caregivers will have fun singing, bouncing, rocking and wiggling; followed by free play and socialization; for infants up to 13 months old. Pickle Ball Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm If you are ready to try a new sport, Pickleball is a racquet sport which combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The ball (similar to a wiffle ball) typically moves at one-third of the average speed of a tennis ball. This easy-to-learn game is ideal for kids or older players but can develop into a quick and challenging competition for experienced players. Meet at Auburn Middle School. Equipment is available for use.

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School Board Meeting Monday, November 11, 2013 7:00 pm The Fauquier County School Board’s monthly meeting is held at the Warren Green Building in Warrenton. The meeting starts with “Citizen’s Time,” during which anyone may address the board for 3 minutes.

Job Seeker Assistance at the Bealeton Library Monday, November 18, 2013 12:00pm-4:00pm The Virginia Employment Commission (VEC) is assisting job seekers with resume building, applying for unemployment benefits, etc. This service is available only via appointment by calling 540-717-0233.

Warrenton Town Council Meeting Tuesday, November 12, 2013 7:00pm The seven-member council conducts its meeting on the second Tuesday of the month at Town Hall.

Open Mic Night at Allegro Friday, November 22, 2013 7:00-9:00pm Open to performers and those wo want to come and enjou the music. For more information please call (540)349-5088.

Warrenton Newcomers Club Wednesday, November 13, 2013 9:30-11:30am Warrenton Newcomers Club The Warrenton Newcomer’s Club invites newcomers of five years or less to join their club which is a branch of a nationwide organization for women, whose purpose is to extend a friendly, helping hand for newcomers to make friends, find camaraderie, and enjoy a variety of creative social activities. Club meets the second Wednesday of the month in Mercy Hall at St. John Catholic Church in Warrenton.

Annual Santa’s Village Arts & Craft Fair Fauquier High School Saturday, November 23, 2013 9:00am - 2:00pm 805 Waterloo Road, Warrenton, VA Santa’s Arts and Crafts Village invites you to bring your crafts and join the festivities in preparation for the holidays. Crafts persons with original holiday and other crafts are needed: wooden toys, woodcraft/carving, pottery, dolls, stained glass, needle craft, weaving, rug making, candle wicking, leather craft, jewelry, art, etc. Seasonal music,festive foods, and children’s craft corner enhance this festive occasion. Proceeds from this program will go to support the Fauquier High School After Prom committee, a non-profit. Customers will be asked to donate for the local Food Bank, as in past years. Full payment is due with the application, check payable to Fauquier High School. For more information, call (540) 270-5434. Vendor application available from marshamelk@hotmail.com.

ESL Class at the Warrenton Library Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:00pm-7:30pm Classes are presented weekly by Literacy Volunteers of Fauquier County. Call (540)422-8465 for more information or to confirm meetings. Fauquier Viewfinders Camera Club Thursday, November 14, 2013 7:00pm-8:30pm The Fauquier Viewfinders Camera Club meets at the Fauquier Hospital on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays. We welcome everyone from beginners to professionals. Come learn how to take and process better photographs.

White Christmas Friday, November 29, 2013 8:00pm Based on the beloved, timeless film with music by Irving Berlin. For more information visit the Fauquier Community Theater at www.fctstage.org.

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Back To basics

• Prioritize what is most important and do that first. • Consider your biological prime time: At what time of day do you work best? Plan to do the most important work at that time. • If you say yes to everything that comes your way, learn to say no. • Ask for help and delegate. • In the evening make your to-do list for the next day, so it will be out of your brain and on a piece of paper. Leave work with a clear head and a clean desk. • Acknowledge yourself daily for all that you have accomplished.

Time Management

Have you ever wished for a few more hours in the day? Why is it that some people seem to get everything done effortlessly and others feel that time constantly eludes them? The secret to managing your time well isn’t working more hours, the secret is working smarter not harder. It is about prioritizing the important things and learning to use the time you have more efficiently and effectively. By nature some of us are organized and complete tasks before we relax, while others play first and work later. It is important to recognize which type you are and whether your style is allowing you to have the life you really want. Maybe you are super-organized at work, but feel burned out because you don’t make time for yourself. Or maybe you are naturally a less organized person who knows how to relax, but you are dissatisfied because you aren’t fulfilling your goals and dreams.

Rather than beating yourself up or wishing for more time, realize that time management is an area of your life that you can strengthen; like a new muscle, it takes practice and repetition to make it stronger. To help you get started, here are some steps to streamline your days at work and at home. Try the first one or two that jump out at you: • Allocate time for planning and organizing. • Create a to-do list that is realistic and not intimidating. Use only one to-do list. • Under-schedule your time: Leave time for the unexpected and for interruptions. • When you estimate how long something will take, add on a third of that time. • Practice the art of intelligent neglect: Eliminate trivial tasks.

Also take a look at the two biggest hindrances to using time effectively: procrastinating and lacking purpose. We usually procrastinate when a task seems too daunting, too large, too complex or when we feel we won’t be able to handle it. When you get that “deer in the headlights” feeling, try chunking. It’s an organizational method that breaks a larger task into smaller, manageable action steps. We often drag our heels or use our time inefficiently because we are bored, unengaged and uninspired. The most effective people will tell you that they love what they do and are aligned with a greater purpose. When it comes to managing your time, you may need to ask: “Am I doing what I love to do? Am I doing something meaningful to me?” As you strengthen your new time management muscle, keep your focus on getting organized so that you can live the life you came here for. Instead of being a chore, good time management can be your ticket to more fun, greater satisfaction and a vibrant, exciting life.

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Warrenton Chorale by: Deborah Shepherd

Musical groups come and go on the entertainment scene. Today’s hottest boy band may be tomorrow’s one-hit wonder. Only true musicians, who care more about product than promotion, last for the long haul. That enduring blend of talent and staying power will be demonstrated this December as the Warrenton Chorale, a non-auditioned organization, celebrates its 60th year with a special anniversary Christmas concert. Individual Chorale singers have a performance record many professional musicians would envy. Current singers have a combined total of 1,035 years of participation. And the Chorale does something that most professional groups do not. Instead of sticking with one type of sound, between its spring and Christmas concerts the Chorale moves among musical genres with the versatility of Bing Crosby: classical to jazz, show tunes to spirituals, blues to Beethoven. Accompanying the beautifully blended vocals are 38

Margaret Mayhugh and Dale Yeager; Yvette Wheeler accompanies the Youth Chorale. Concerts also feature the evocative music of the Handbell Choir, founded in 1974 and now directed by Bob Schoenike. The Youth Chorale, instituted in 1967, is now directed by Larke Pain. The 2013 Christmas concert will not only be the Chorale’s “diamond” anniversary, it will also introduce a new artistic director to Fauquier audiences. John W. Maerhofer has taken up the baton from retiring director Steve Aiello. The interim director, Gretchen Davis, will resume duty as associate director. Maerhofer is director of Music Ministries at All Saints Lutheran Church in Bowie, MD. In addition to directing the Warrenton Chorale, he will continue to direct the Acappella Vocal Ensemble, which he founded. A Maryland resident, Maerhofer will join other Chorale commuters who drive to weekly rehearsals from as far away as Fredericksburg.

Aiello directed the Chorale for 20 years, sharing his love of complex harmony and challenging the singers with exciting new material. In 1995, Aiello added an annual spring concert featuring jazz, folk, big band ballads, patriotic tunes and spirituals. For his final “Christmas in Music” concert last year, Aiello directed some of his favorite pieces, such as John Rutter’s “Christmas Lullaby.” Aiello is a longtime music teacher in Fauquier elementary schools, and more than a few of his former students migrated to the Warrenton Chorale. The gentleman who started it all was Dick March, who in 1953 gathered choir members from different churches for a community Christmas concert. Barbara Stinson became the director in 1961. Stinson calculates that 1,500 singers performed during her 31-year tenure. Former singer John Mayhugh remembers, “Barbara Stinson had the nicest way of telling me, I was doing it wrong.” Warrenton Lifestyle

Shines Like a Diamond Randy Minter, director of Moser’s Funeral Home, also sang under Stinson’s baton. Minter writes, “I remember Barbara Stinson’s wonderful choice of music from the whimsical to classical. I remember well her enthusiasm which rubbed off on the singing group.” Mayhugh and Minter are among many singers and concert-goers who shared memories in the Chorale newsletter in honor of the 60th anniversary. There is Renee Breeding, a true child of the Chorale: 30 years ago, as a fourth-grader, she began singing with the Youth Chorale and playing handbells. She writes, “I remember standing in awe of the ‘adults;’ I couldn’t wait to be up there with them…. And now, on the night of each concert, I watch the children and think, ‘Boy, I wish I was that young again.’ ” The Chorale also includes many husband-and-wife teams; for instance, Mary Lou and Tony Lukeman have November 2013

been singing together for 30 years. Handbell director Bob Schoenike and his wife Ginny sing and play bells. Former singers Charles and Carol Sinclair joined after attending their first “Christmas in Music” concert in 1996. According to Charles Sinclair, “It was fortunate that they did not have audition requirements. The only requirement was to come and make a joyful noise and to not miss more than two rehearsals during a concert season.” One dominant chord that plays over and over in these memories is the sense of family. Joan Broughton writes, “I have grown to think of the Warrenton Chorale as the Warrenton Chorale family. In addition to sharing in the enjoyment of the music and presenting the programs, we also share in the joys and concerns of our members and support through prayer, phone calls, cards, and visits.” The 2005 Christmas concert featured three generations of singers

performing together. Currently, the number of singers at Christmas ranges from 85 to 95; the spring concert usually features 60 or so. There is a core of veteran singers in what the Chorale calls its Circle of Stars. Mayhugh sang for 39 years, a respectable tenure, but Broughton has him—and every other singer— beat with 48 years. Isabelle Jones was the organist for 25 years, and her counterpart was Anne Hall, who accompanied the Youth Chorale for 24 years. Other currently active Chorale Stars are Myra Muscar (31 years) Janie Mosby and Chris Bailey (29), Carroll Foley and Anne Cantrell (24), Sandy Benfit (23), Don and Lois Hollar (22), Monty Bodington (22), and Lorraine Doolin and Phyllis Herrington (20). Coming to weekly rehearsals, plus practicing at home, is hard work, requiring commitment and perseverance. Chorale singers include warrenton chorale continued on page 40 39

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full-time workers as well as busy retirees; quite a few also sing in their church choirs, and many are raising families—the three daughters of Larke Pain, Youth Chorale director, also perform. What keeps them coming back year after year? Mayhugh’s comment sheds some light: “Being part of an environment that was fun and having a laugh or two was good for the soul.” Barbara Lewis, who responded to an ad for singers in the Fauquier TimesDemocrat 24 years ago, writes, “That just might be one of the smartest calls I have ever made. Not only did I find a volunteer community chorus that was challenging as well as fun, but I also found a Tuesday night family because that is truly what we are.”


Veterinarian Chris Bailey, who has 29 years with the Chorale, said in a 2009 newspaper interview that rehearsals leave him “exhilarated” and are a wonderful antidote for stress. Besides the sense of family, there is another major attraction for these dedicated performers. Chorale singers love to give the gift of music to their audiences. Jean Hines, a 28year veteran, summed it up when she wrote, “I love participating in the beautiful concerts we present to the community—what a feeling of joy to sing for the pleasure of others.” The Warrenton Chorale is the herald of the Christmas season, and tickets to “Christmas in Music” go fast. Meg Bailey has been in the audience each December for 30 years. “The

children’s chorus walking in singing ‘Hodie’ when Barbara Stinson was conductor, and starting off the concert with ‘Break Forth’ when Steve Aiello was conductor, always signals the start of the Christmas season for me,” Bailey writes. Minter agrees: “The Warrenton Chorale begins the Christmas season for me. It makes me savor how fortunate I am to live in a community of such talented people, sharing the beauty of music.” The 2013 “Christmas in Music” concert will be held December 5, 6 and 7 at Warrenton United Methodist Church. The Web site is www. warrentonchorale.org.

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History Hobbyist John Toler researches to uncover and save our story By George Rowand

If you want to know about the local history of Fauquier, Rappahannock, Prince William or Loudoun counties, John Toler is a good person to see. In an area long noted for massive figures from American history – five presidents were born within about 100 miles of Warrenton – Toler does the research and the writing about the lesser-known citizens whose lives have come together to create the fabric of the community that we share today. With a long-term interest in history and a refreshing curiosity, Toler has gone on many a journey of intellectual exploration. “I like discovering things,” he explained. “There’s so much out there. Some things I get intensely interested in, and I don’t know if anyone else is or not. My wife has to listen to a lot of, ‘Oh, I didn’t know that,’ or ‘Guess what?’ She’s listened to it a long time, so she’s used to it.” Toler said that while he majored in English at UVA, he loaded up on as many history courses as he could. He writes regular articles for the Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine and the Haymarket Lifestyle Magazine, among other publications, focusing on local historical places, people and events.

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“I always liked history,” he said. “You always get the back story if you’re interested in how something came about. That’s sort of the way I approach these stories. ‘We know that this is here, that this is an old building, but why is it important?’ You find out a lot of things when you dig into that, and that’s what I do.” history hobbyist continued on page 44 Warrenton Lifestyle

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Find the Thread Toler came to Fauquier County as an 11-year-old in 1959. Naturally, he has seen numerous changes in the community since then. “I think the population back then was probably 25,000 or 26,000, and now it’s pushing 70,000, I guess.” Toler said that he does extensive research into every writing project he undertakes. “Usually, if there’s not a historical society in a community, there are people who share these interests,” he explained. “There’s likely to be a library that has a Virginiana Room that we have in Warrenton, and you can get some good story ideas there. It’s something that takes a lot of time, though. If you’re working with secondary sources all the time, it’s really not that much fun, and it’s not that interesting, and you find that all you’re doing is repeating what other people have said, and sometimes, it’s wrong, so you’re better off to find your own subjects to write about or develop things further.” His research has provided him with many intellectual rewards. “Just about every place I’ve had a focus, I’ve found interesting history,” he reported. “Back when I was affiliated with the Rappahannock News, they had their 150th anniversary, and we put out a book which I contributed to, so I got to know about that county. And, of course, I’ve done a lot of research and writing about Fauquier County.” He said that he has found history where others thought there couldn’t be any. “When I was working over in eastern Loudoun County, people said, ‘That place is all paved over. There’s nothing historic there,’ but I found lots of interesting things there. I talked to a lot of people, and my beat actually developed into this kind of story that I do every week for that newspaper, and I got to meet some fabulous people there.” 44

Toler served in the local Virginia Army National Guard unit, successor to the Warrenton Rifles, from 1969-1975, and later with the Virginia Defense Force in support of the Virginia Army and Air National Guard. While writing for the Virginia Air National Guard, he got to fly in the back seat of an A-7 fighter piloted by Maj. Dave Gerrish, of Warrenton.

The affable Toler – whose laughter comes naturally and easily – said that he has worked on many writing projects that he has found immensely interesting. “We did quite a bit with the World War II commemoration, 50 years, which was 1991 to 1995,” he stated, “and one of the projects I was involved with at the time was the Fauquier Veterans Memorial. There were seven or eight of us on the committee, and we each had something different to do, and what I did was research. We took on the task of identifying the 20th century war dead from Fauquier County. “I used all kinds of references for that,” he continued, “the newspaper, the National Archives, the Virginia Library, and we came up with all the names. I wrote something about each of the casualties and got photos when I could. I had a couple of years to put that together. To me, it was important that this be done for the families of these men and one woman who are gone, and this remains a record of their sacrifice.” When he started counting, the number of local casualties and the places where they had fought was stunning.

“What impressed me most was that a small county like Fauquier had so many people that went to war, and we lost so many. And they were everywhere. We had men at Pearl Harbor, we had men at Bataan, we had men in the Atlantic, the Pacific ... just about every important battle that you can think of. I think that we needed to have as complete a record as possible, and that’s what the Veteran’s Memorial is.” Because of the extensive research that project required, Toler said that he might follow up with a book. “I’ve thought about doing a book on these people,” he said. “The newspapers published during World War II were unique in that they had such a focus on the war and on the people from here that were fighting. Those newspapers were extremely welldone in how the news was handled. You go through those old papers, and you find the name of somebody who is in Germany and is missing. And then you’re wondering what happened, and you might find out that they were killed or captured. We had a lot of people that were missing that did come home. It’s all quite a story, and I think history hobbyist continued on page 46 Warrenton Lifestyle

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You’ve got to follow that dream…

By John T. Toler

Warrenton man and his family were pioneers in NASCAR racing During a long and busy life, Arthur Landon “Al” Gore, 94, of Warrenton, has done many things. A combat veteran of World War II, he was trained as a Navy Seabee (Construction Battalion), and served his country in the Pacific Theater. After returning from the war, Al resumed a 40-plus year career in construction, and was involved in some of the most familiar, large-scale development projects, including the Dulles Air Traffic Control Center in Leesburg and several schools, bowling alleys and shopping centers in the D.C. Metropolitan area. Since the early 1950s, Al has been involved with the National Association of Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR), and with members of his family, has operated two speedways/drag strips in Virginia: Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, and Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro.

the history of Old Dominion Speedway in Manassas, which he built in 1952, and Eastside Speedway in Waynesboro, which he acquired in 1960.

Wartime service and the ‘racing bug’ Al Gore was the son of W. L. O. Gore (1879-1979), a native of Amissville. He remembers his father as multi-talented, learning such trades as carpentry, mechanics and blacksmithing. He was also an astute businessman. W.L.O. worked for the Ford Motor Co. in Detroit, and served on Henry Ford’s pit crew the one year Mr. Ford was into auto

racing. He later bought a new 1922 Ford truck chassis from the factory, built the body, and drove it home. Restored about 15 years ago, the vintage truck is still owned by the family. Al got into the construction trades in Northern Virginia in 1931 at age 13, and in 1937, married the former Margaret Wright (1919-1992). In August 1943, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. “I made one mistake,” he recalled. “By then, I had a wife and three kids at home.”

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Al Gore’s brother Wally was an expert mechanic and engine builder, and won many races in the 1940s and 1950s in cars like this 1940 Ford coupe.

As one of NASCAR’s pioneers, Al has seen sanctioned auto racing grow from small regional affairs to America’s biggest spectator sport, and along the way, met and worked with some of NASCAR’s most famous drivers and promoters. He was voted into the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) Hall of Fame in 1997, and the East Coast Drag Times Hall of Fame in 2002.

Lt. Ben Merchant, CSA, was one of the ‘Immortal 600’ By John T. Toler

One aspect of the American Civil War that is often overlooked is the capture and treatment of prisoners-of-war. Outside of the historical community, few are aware that prisoner exchanges between Union and Confederate forces ended in May 1863, when Union General-in-Chief H.W. Halleck issued an order suspending all paroles for Confederate officers.

First blood at Fairfax Court House Before the Civil War, Ben Merchant was in the mercantile business in Dumfries with his father, William Charles Merchant (1808-1892). As war clouds gathered, he enlisted in a local volunteer military unit.

On April 23, 1861, his unit was ordered into service by Virginia Gov. John Letcher, becoming Co. A, 4th Virginia Cavalry, also known as “The Prince William Cavalry.” Mr. Merchant was appointed 2nd Sergeant of his unit. Co. H, 4th Virginia Cavalry, Warrenton’s “Black Horse Cavalry,” was Lt. Benjamin Dyer Merchant, CSA (1838-1913) was the great- also part of this regiment. great-grandfather of Benjamin P. Merchant of Warrenton, Their first engagement with Union forces occurred on June who along with his brother, W. Fewell Merchant of Orlean, 1, 1861 at Fairfax Court House. The Confederates won the and their late father, The Plains businessman and pharmacist battle, but Capt. John Quincy Marr (1825-1861), commander W. F. “Toby” Merchant, have studied the life of their of the Warrenton Rifles was killed, the first Confederate distinguished ancestor. officer to die in the war. But during the battle, there would be another first, directly involving Sgt. Merchant. Lt. Merchant served from May 1860 until June 12, 1865, when he was paroled – months after the war was over. He As written in Ken Stiles’ Fourth Virginia Cavalry: fought in many battles, but it was what happened in the very beginning of the war, and how he spent the final 16 months of “On May 31, Capt. W.W. Thornton’s troop (Co. A) of 60 men the conflict as one of the “Immortal Six Hundred,” that make was at Fairfax Court House. The horses were in the hotel’s stables while the men slept in a nearby church. About 3 a.m. his story so compelling. on June 1, the 2nd U.S. Cavalry charged up Little Falls Church Dramatic rendering of the fighting at Fairfax Court House on June 1, Road. It was very dark when the enemy struck. As a result, prisoner-of-war camps on both sides became long-term holding pens, with the predictable results of overcrowding, privation and abuse.

Now retired, Al enjoys a quiet life in the home he built in North Wales Estates in 1982. He still mows his large yard, and enjoys visits by his sons and their families – Dickie and Bobby, who live in Florida; Lanny, of Richmond; and Gary, of Waynesboro. Al’s home and downstairs office are filled with NASCAR and racing memorabilia. He has a collection of photo albums covering 44

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1861 conveys the intensity of the action. Lt. Ben Merchant captured the Confederacy’s first Federal prisoner of war at that battle. Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Magazine.

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Celebrating Maxwell Harway’s ‘first century’

Warrenton’s Stuyvesant School

Teacher, social worker, soldier, government executive, & volunteer

Part 1: Edwin B. King ‘put his heart and soul into this school’

By John T. Toler

A resident of Warrenton since 1978, his accomplishments as civic leader and community activist are well known, but few people are aware of his lifetime of experiences before he retired from federal government service and came to Warrenton. Indeed, in his first 65 years before coming here, Max was involved in a lot, and witnessed even more.


Early years of the 20th century To establish a timeframe, Max Harway was born March 7, 1913, ten years after the Wright Brothers’ first flight, three days after the inauguration of Pres. Woodrow Wilson, and 17 months before the outbreak of World War I. His parents, Samuel and Esther Harway, had come from Winnipeg, in western Canada, to New York, where Max’s father was part owner of a garment factory. The Harways and their four children lived on the lower east side of Manhattan Island known as “Alphabet City,” an enclave populated by German, Polish, Hispanic and Jewish immigrant families.


Max attended New York public schools, graduating from the prestigious three-year Townsend Harris High School, known as “the school for little geniuses.” Fellow classmates included Jonas Salk, future developer of the Salk Polio Vaccine; author Herman Wouk (The Caine Mutiny, Winds of War); and Cornel Wilde, who became a Hollywood movie star. The Great Depression started with the Wall Street Crash of Oct. 29, 1929, three months before Max graduated from high school. In February 1930, he entered the City College of New York, but his studies were continually interrupted, as he was forced to go to work when his father’s business fell victim to the Depression. In 1933, Max spent a year at the Teachers College of Columbia University, but had to drop out, as he could not afford the tuition of $150 per year. Two years later, he became a teacher through a program offered by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). He eventually became a head teacher, and was elected president of the American Federation of Teachers. Max continued his education, taking classes at the Free City College of New York, finally receiving his BS in Economics in 1938.

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From its earliest days, Warrenton has been the home of private and public schools, starting with Hezekiah Balch’s Warren Academy, founded in 1777, and the inspiration for the naming of the town when it was chartered in 1810. Throughout the 19th century and into the 20th century, several private schools and academies passed in and out of existence in Fauquier County, reflecting the educational and demographic trends of the day. The early classical schools yielded to military academies, which in turn were replaced by less regimented institutions that focused on the individual student, athletics and social development. Two schools were opened in 1912, after the closing of the Bethel Military Academy the year before. The Stuyvesant School for boys was located on Winchester Street on the site of the present-day St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and St. John’s School. The Warrenton Country School for girls was located just outside of town on the Springs Road. It closed in 1949, and was purchased by the U.S. Government and developed as Station A of the Warrenton Training Center. Stuyvesant lasted a few years longer, closing before the start of the 1954 school year, and passing into history. Stuyvesant School: the ideal Stuyvesant School was founded by Edwin Burruss King (1876-1950), the son of Dr. and Mrs. J. Francis King, and a native of Wilmington, N.C. Educated in New England, Mr. King

This large house on the Winchester Road was the nucleus of the early Stuyvesant School. According to historian Annie G. Day, ‘During the Civil War, Burnside superceded McClellan in command of the Army of the Potomac in the rear of this house.’

graduated from St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass., and Yale University. He was a lineal descendant of Peter Stuyvesant, the last Dutch governor of New Amsterdam, renamed New York after the British took over the city in 1664. After earning his MA degree from Yale, Mr. King returned to St. Mark’s, where he served as headmaster for nine years. From there, he spent two years as the senior master at Ridgefield School, Ridgefield, Mass., followed by three years as headmaster of the Gilman Country School for Boys in Roland Park, Md.

Although his early career was spent in the north, Mr. King always considered himself a southerner. In June 1905, he married Miss Mary Semmes Forbes (1878-1961), the daughter of Murray and Emily North Forbes, a family with deep roots in Warrenton. Mr. and Mrs. King had three children, Mary Forbes (19091988), Edwin Jr. (1911-1915) and Emily North King (1916-2004). According to Annie G. Day in Sketches and Illustrations of Warrenton and Fauquier County, Va., in 1908, Mr. King’s mother was living at in a prestuyvesant continued on page 20 Warrenton LifestyLe



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The Warrenton Branch Line Continues to Serve By John T. Toler

The link to the main rail line is now a link to Warrenton’s colorful history & Alexandria Railroad at Warrenton Junction (Calverton).

Railroads Come to Virginia

The first practical steam engine, the “Tom Thumb,” was built by Peter Cooper (1791-1883) in 1830, and within 20 years, locomotive technology had improved to the point where railroads were quickly overtaking the earlier canals and turnpikes as an efficient way to move goods and people. The opportunities presented by the railroads attracted investors, and states including Virginia considered new railroad projects as part of their public works.

Warrenton’s Stuyvesant School Part 2: The school excels in athletics and academics, but falters financially by John T. Toler

In Part 1, Edwin B. King established the Stuyvesant School in 1912 at the site of present-day St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and School on Winchester Street. For years, the school was an important part of the community. But by 1945, failing health caused Mr. King to enter into an acquisition arrangement with Clark C. Copp, Donald A. Williamson and Frank H. Limacher. The partners formed a new corporation, Stuyvesant School Inc., with Mr. Williamson as headmaster.

gain headway,” according to the Feb. 21, 1946 edition of The Fauquier Democrat. “Three persons – two firemen and an instructor of the school – suffered injuries as a result of the fire, and many of the firemen were singed from the intense heat of the blaze.”

The injured firemen were A.E. Maxheimer Jr., who received a badly torn hand when it was caught in a hose coupling, and William Butler, who stepped on a nail. Stuyvesant teacher John For the 1945-46 school year, Mr. King leased the Stuyvesant Howley received facial burns when he entered the structure to School property and nearly all of the furniture and equipment make sure no one was still inside. to Stuyvesant School Inc. for $6,000, with an option to buy The fire was contained to the main building and did not at the end of the year. Should the corporation opt to buy, the spread to the old mansion house/dormitory. Mr. Williamson purchase price for the school and the 11 acres surrounding it immediately had an outbuilding converted to classroom space. was set at $55,000. Neighbors and friends of the school loaned beds and other However, on the afternoon of Feb. 16, 1946, a fire of furnishings, and the Warrenton Country School provided a undetermined origin started in the basement of the main number of classroom chairs. building. It was discovered by school handyman Frank Young, The building was still owned by Mr. King at the time of the fire a long-time employee of the King family. and was insured. Given the situation, Mr. King reduced the Luckily, the students had finished classes for the day and were price of the school to $27,500. elsewhere on the campus. The fire quickly swept through the The deal was closed, and Blackwell Engineering Co. of building, destroying the offices, classrooms and the dormitory. Warrenton was hired to build a new, fireproof structure on the “High winds, coupled with the fact that hose lines had to be old stone foundation. laid 4/10 of a mile to the blaze permitted the conflagration to stuyvesant school continued on page 22 Stuyvesant’s 1950 football team won every game they played that year, facing some tough opponents. Warrenton boys on the front row include ‘Muddy’ Lunsford (31), ‘Rabbit’ Downs (3), Bennie Cockerille (33) and ‘Pop” Kays (35). On the back row, Everett McClanahan (20). 20

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Since opening in 1998, the Warrenton Branch Greenway has been a popular trail for walking, jogging, cycling, skating – and of course, walking the dog. It was built on railroad bed from the Depot to the bridge across the Eastern Bypass, passing through a lot of Warrenton’s history.

Not long after it was completed in 1998, the Warrenton Branch Greenway became one of Fauquier County’s most used trails. According to information posted at the site, in 2011 over 116,000 visitors walked, jogged or cycled on the Greenway, and the number keeps growing. A “linear park,” the Greenway starts at the old Warrenton Branch railhead at the end of South 4th Street, and runs 1.48 miles to the railroad bridge crossing the Eastern Bypass. It was the result of a cooperative by the Fauquier County Parks and Recreation Department, the Town of Warrenton, and a local citizens’ group. Major funding for the original project was provided by a $443,000 grant from the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Paved and partially fenced, the Greenway follows the old Warrenton Branch line roadbed. In the old railyard, one can find a restored Norfolk Southern caboose, examine a working rail switch, and study other artifacts collected by the Piedmont Railroaders, a group of local railroading enthusiasts. In addition to offering a pleasant walk under an arbor of trees, the Greenway is a window into Warrenton’s colorful past: the early commercial and industrial development, life during the Civil War, and the changes brought at the close of the 20th century. Central to it all was the Warrenton Branch line, the nine miles of single track completed 160 years ago that linked Warrenton to the main line of the former Orange

Early on, legendary engineer Claudius Crozet (1789-1864) had proposed that a continuous line be built between Mississippi and Washington, D.C., which would have passed through Fauquier as part of the last leg to the Nation’s Capital. One of the first proponents of building a railway system in Virginia was Gov. John B. Floyd (1806-1863, governor from 1849-52), who in 1850 urged lawmakers to end public funding for improvements on canals and apply the money to railroads instead. The Orange & Alexandria Railroad, incorporated by an Act of the Virginia General Assembly in March 1848, was one of the enterprises that would benefit from the new focus. In the Act, the O&ARR was charged with building a railroad “…from Gordonsville in the County of Orange to the courthouse of the County of Culpeper, and from thence to the city of Alexandria.” The first annual meeting of the O&ARR board was held in branch line continued on page 26


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Warrenton’s Dental Care Legacy by John T. Toler

Warrenton Branch Line: from tracks to trails

The names Hodgkin and Allison have long been synonymous with their profession

By John T. Toler

Part 2: The ‘Golden Age’ is followed by decline – and rebirth

Traditions are important to Virginians, and being able to rely on a tradition of service, especially in the field of healthcare, means a lot.

Part 1 dealt with the early history of the Warrenton Branch Line and the Orange & Alexandria Railroad, of which it was a part. Now the Warrenton Branch Greenway – a pedestrian trail and “linear park” – the old rail bed is an important part of Warrenton’s history.

Last year, Dr. William “Will” H. Allison, 81, marked 50 years practicing general dentistry in Warrenton. A native Warrentonian, he is a 1953 graduate of Virginia Military Institute and 1957 graduate of the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry.

Continuous mergers of railroad lines, starting with the Orange & Alexandria and Manassas Gap railroads in 1867, marked the years following the Civil War. Under the procession of different owners, the Branch line was always undercapitalized, but the situation improved in 1894, when the line was absorbed into the Southern Railway system.

The last steam engines to run on the Warrenton Branch were excursion trains, bringing railroading enthusiasts to Warrenton in the late 1970s for a taste of history.

Trained as a lawyer, Fauquier County resident Fairfax Harrison (1869-1938) joined the Southern Railway as an executive in 1896. He rose through the ranks, becoming president of the company in 1913. The following year, Mr. Harrison and his wife, Hetty Cary Harrison, built Belvoir, near The Plains. He also had a small train station built along the Southern Railway tracks where they crossed present-day Belvoir Road, so that he could catch the train to his office in Washington, D.C.

After completing U.S. Army service in May 1962, Dr. Allison could have gone into civilian practice just about anywhere, but he chose to return to Warrenton. Once back home, he joined his uncle, Dr. James O. Hodgkin Jr. (1889-1970) and his cousin, Dr. James O. Hodgkin III (19222010) in the dental practice started in 1875 by his grandfather, Dr. James Orlando Hodgkin Sr. (1853-1929). Another uncle, Dr. William N. Hodgkin (1890-1961), had been part of the practice for 49 years, but passed away the year before. Dr. Allison’s homecoming was made even more special, as the doctors had just moved from the second floor of the Grayson’s Department Store on Main Street that they had occupied since 1894 to the brand new Warrenton Professional Building at 220 Culpeper Street, on the corner with East Shirley Highway.

During his presidency, Mr. Harrison pushed for the expansion of rail service into new areas, the acquisition of more powerful engines, and better service. Along with acquiring a number of struggling railroad companies in Virginia, Southern made significant improvements in its rolling stock, passenger and freight facilities and infrastructure. By 1916, Southern operated trains on 8,000 miles of track in 13 states.

That three generations of professionals had chosen to remain in their hometown is rare in this day and age; that they would all be dentists and practice in the same office throughout the years is even more unusual. Clearly, they established a tradition, if not a legacy. But the story of Dr. Will Allison’s medical lineage goes back even farther, and includes the Day, Hodgkin and Allison families. The Doctors Day of ‘Daysville’

An unabashed Anglophile, Mr. Harrison mandated that the company

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As a child growing up in Warrenton, Will Allison remembers hearing stories about the War “at the knee” of Roberta Hodgkin, including accounts of Capt. John S. Mosby’s visits to “Mayfield,” the family home at Dranesville, where he would often have dinner with the family. Once, when she was about eight years old, Mosby invited her to get on the back of his horse, and they galloped down Dranesville’s main street. “She remembers hanging on to Mosby with both hands, while the plume on Mosby’s hat tickled her in the face,” recalled Dr. Allison. Following the First Battle of Manassas in July 1861, casualties from both sides were brought to Dranesville, where Roberta’s father and uncle treated the wounded and dying in a makeshift tent, out in the heat. Neighborhood women and girls, including Roberta and her sisters, helped by bringing water to the suffering soldiers as they were brought in. By the third day of battle, casualties filled two fields by their home. The Day brothers treated the wounded from both sides equally, but Union sympathizers in the community alleged that they had mistreated Yankee casualties. “Grandmother recalled sitting in the front of the house reading when she heard someone coming down the front path,” according to Dr. Allison. “It was Yankee

Warrenton dentist Dr. Will Allison holds a portrait of his great-grandfather, Dr. William Day (1817-1886).

cavalry. A sergeant came up on the porch, and shattered the glass in the front door with his saber, and rode his horse inside the house. He demanded to know her father’s whereabouts. She was terrified.” Dr. William Day was dragged down the stairs in his nightshirt. His brother John, who lived next door at “Ivy Chimney,” and four other Dranesville citizens were taken to the Old Capitol Prison in Washington, D.C. where they would spend nearly a year. The doctors’ families were permitted to visit them occasionally, but the children, including Roberta, had to remain outside. Another family story concerned a Union officer who encountered Roberta outside the prison, weeping for her father inside. Moved by her tears, he gave her a gold coin, which remained in the family for many years.

Sharing the Past Toler said that he feels compelled to share the results of his research. “I really like what I do, and I want people to know what I learn. I’ll tell you why. This was brought out pretty clearly when I was over in Loudoun. If you’ve got a community that is in flux … a lot of transient people moving in and out … the knowledge of the history of what’s there is uniting. It gives people something that they can feel they have in common with their neighbors, and that’s important nowadays. The people I’ve worked with in all the different counties, they’re all very open and generous. Ron Turner, whose research I’ve used over in Prince William County, his attitude is that the knowledge of history has to be shared or it will be lost, and he’s right. It’s something that you need to pass down to the future generations, and the history right here, right where we live, is worth sharing.” John Toler’s website is historicresearch.net. He can be reached at (540) 347-4997.

Finally released in a prisoner-of-war exchange, the doctors quickly moved their dental care legacy continued on page 20

Earth Design Associates: true to their name

To the left, a collection of Toler’s stories featured in Warrenton Lifestyle in 2013.

Local landscape architecture firm has earned national recognition By John T. Toler For nearly four decades, the landscape architects at Earth Design Associates (EDA) at Auburn have been creating nature-focused landscapes, winning national acclaim and international recognition for a wide range of projects. Locally, EDA has been involved with numerous and varied projects, including the Northern Fauquier Community Park near Marshall, Monroe Park and the John Marshall Birthplace Park near Midland, and the Hill School and National Sporting Library in Middleburg. The founder and president of Earth Design Associates is Barry W. Starke, 69, who grew up near Short Pump, outside of Richmond. From an early age, he felt the calling to become a landscape architect, but it wasn’t until he got into his formal training that he realized that true landscape architecture was more than planning gardens or streetscapes. In high school, Starke was exposed to the works of Richmond landscape architect Charles Gillette, which strengthened his desire to enter that field. In those days, only a few universities offered landscape architecture programs. In the fall of 1962, he enrolled in the program offered at the University of California at Berkeley. He completed the requirements for his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree in 1967. While studying at Berkeley, the most important textbook used in his coursework was Landscape Architecture, A Manual of Environmental Planning and Design, by John O. Simonds (1913-2005) which had just come out in 1961. After graduation, Starke enlisted in the U.S. Navy. Returning to civilian

By John T. Toler Over the past 100 years or so, Warrenton has had its share of characters, cads and oddballs, and some have become legends. One of the most enduring stories passed down for generations concerned the tar-and-feathering of a Washington, D.C. gossip columnist at the hands of a few local boys, which took place on the night of June 25, 1939. The person at the center of the affair was the victim, young Igor Alexandrovich Loiewski-Cassini (1915-2002), who wrote a gossip column called “Petit Points” that began appearing in the Washington Times-Herald in 1938. An interesting, well-connected person by any measure, he was equal parts social climber, hustler and romantic. While much has been written about the incident in Warrenton that basically catapulted Cassini into fame, less is known about how he got here, or what happened to him afterwards. Before the Russian Revolution of 1917, the Cassini family was considered Czarist nobility. Indeed, his maternal grandfather, Arthur Paul Nicholas, Count of Cassini, had served as the Russian ambassador to the U.S. during the William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt administrations. Fleeing Russia as the Bolsheviks took over, the Cassinis lived in several European countries, living in poverty until settling in Italy. By age 19, Igor had managed to get a good education, and was a junior tennis professional when he decided to go to America. Igor’s older brother, Oleg Cassini, had left for America earlier, and with a talent for clothing design, would later become very rich and famous. Perhaps less talented but just as ambitious, Igor soon followed him. His parents provided Igor $60 a month while he tried to get a job in the U.S., and his mother, Countess Marguerite Cassini, gave him this advice: “As long as you own a tuxedo you cannot fail to make your way. Every door will be open.” After arriving in New York City, his first job was selling cold cream and hosiery door-to-door. Later, Emilio Pucci, a friend from Italy, convinced Cassini to join him at the University of Georgia, where he coached the tennis team for one season. cassini continued next page

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“I was part of a three-person team to do a history of the post facilities, and my part was an overall narrative history of the development of the post,” he said. “The focus on that was on the buildings and the activities that went on there, but the people connected with Vint Hill kept seeping into the story, so I had to go back and revise a couple of times. We may eventually do a history of the people connected to Vint Hill, including the people that owned it and those that worked there.”

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Incident in Warrenton propelled gossip columnist to fame


Dr. William Day was Dr. Allison’s greatgrandfather; Dr. Day’s daughter, Roberta Day Hodgkin (1857-1952), was Dr. Allison’s maternal grandmother.


Whatever happened to… Igor Cassini?

In 1977, Cassini wrote his autobiography, I’d Do It All Over Again, which contained his version of the incident in Warrenton.

brother, Dr. John Thomas Day (1828-1893), lived next door to each other in Dranesville, on the Leesburg Turnpike in Eastern Loudoun County. Typical 19th century country doctors, Dr. William took care of patients from Dranesville to the south, including Herndon, while Dr. John usually handled those toward the north and west, including Leesburg.




“I know it’s been said that there was a guy that could pick up the radio traffic from taxis in Berlin, and I don’t doubt that,” Toler stated, “and when the Army heard about that, they took the property by eminent domain.”

by John T. Toler

This month, Maxwell Harway will celebrate his 100th birthday, returning to Warrenton from his winter home in Florida to mark the occasion with friends and family.


A new project that he has spent time on recently concerns Vint Hill Farms. The property was a working farm before World War II, but became a military installation for about 50 years, some say because of a unique atmospheric characteristic.

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maybe when we were younger and growing up around here, people talked about these people, and you knew about them, but with the passage of time, unfortunately, they’ll be forgotten if it’s not written down.”


life in 1969, he worked for a year as a planning intern for the Richmond Regional Planning Commission, where he conducted environmental analysis in preparation for Richmond’s Open Space Resources Plan. In 1970, Starke joined the landscape architecture firm of Meade Palmer FASLA in Warrenton, where he was a landscape architect and project manager for numerous environmental studies and site development projects. Notable projects included work at Arlington National Cemetery and Historic Greensprings, America’s first rural historic district. Wishing to form their own design firm, Starke and co-worker Fred Kines left Mr. Palmer in 1974 to establish Earth Design Associates Inc. Their last project with Palmer’s firm was the design of the Lyndon B. Johnson Memorial Grove. The time they spent working with Palmer taught both men invaluable lessons, not the least of which

was to offer diversified services. “Meade did a lot of different things, and when we started Earth Design, so did we,” recalled Starke. The first office of EDA was in a spare room in Kines’ house on Lickin’ Run, near Germantown. The firm later moved to a rental house owned by Kines. Their first big job came in 1975, with an outdoor design project at Wexford, the country home of Bill Clements, Deputy Secretary of Defense under President Gerald Ford. The home near Middleburg was originally built in 1963 for Pres. and Mrs. John F. Kennedy, but the First Family spent only two weekends at Wexford before the President was assassinated in November 1963. Clements took Starke and Kines aside, and simply told them, “I want a earth designs continued on page 34

In 1976, newlyweds Barry and Laurie Starke honeymooned in Japan, where Barry studied Japanese gardens in preparation for a project at Maymont Park, Richmond. Sites included the Shugakuin Imperial villa, in the background. Photo by Laurie Starke.

George Rowand is a freelance writer living in Orlean.

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Fauquier Health Therapy Venues at FHRNC Renovated for Patient Comfort If your doctor says that you need physical rehabilitation, your choices just got better. Fauquier Health Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in Warrenton has just remodeled its therapy department; it’s designed to provide the best possible patient experience. Entering the therapy department, the first thing you will notice is the new open floor plan that provides easier access for patients, more choices for therapy activities and increased interaction between patients and therapists. The expanded space also provides a brighter and more uplifting atmosphere for recovery. The new area also includes a completely functioning kitchen and bathroom, so that patients can have real-world experience with daily home functions, like cooking a meal, loading a dishwasher, or getting in and out of the bathtub. In addition to regular therapy equipment -- walking handrails, weights, dexterity tools -- there are

stairs so that therapists can ensure that patients are ready to navigate their home environment before they are released from therapy. And new audiovisual equipment has been added for enhanced patient education. Several therapists have received expanded education for specific patient populations. For example, Michele Bryant, MOT (Occupational Therapist), and Beth Michael, MS, CCC-SLP (Speech Language Pathologist), now have special advanced certification in brain injury therapy for patients with stroke and other brain injuries. Also recently renovated, FHRNC offers an aquatic therapy pool – the only warm, saltwater pool in the area. If you’re recovering from an injury or living with a medical condition that’s slowing you down, aquatic therapy may get you moving again. Aquatic therapy is a low-impact, low-gravity form of physical therapy that uses rehabilitation techniques while in the water.

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living it answer they give, almost never judging. Very often, however, they have no answer. Or it is a simple “I don’t know.” On occasion I may give patients an assignment to write a list of traits and qualities describing themselves. I emphasize that this is to be how they see themselves, not how others describe them. Once again, the majority of patients find this difficult. At no time in their life have they asked themselves: “Who am I?” “What am I?” “What are my positive and negative traits?” Instead, a significant number of patients go through life believing that they are what other people say they are. We work as a team. I explain to them at the very first session that I am not the equivalent of a physician tending to their physical ailments. Drawing an analogy, I speak of the person at the physician’s office with a cut leg. The patient lies down; the physician uses his skill in repairing the leg, the patient gets up. He has done absolutely nothing. Not so in my office I emphasize. You furnish the motivation, the desire to work on yourself mentally and emotionally. I furnish the psychological techniques to help guide you in that direction. Without your motivation, I can do nothing.



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I do not consider myself a counselor. A counselor by definition, counsels. Very rarely do I tell my patients what to do. Instead, I ask my patients to think. I am more interested in the “why” than the “what.” Why do they have that opinion? Why do they take that action? I accept whatever

Physicians give prescriptions for medications. Something to put in their mouth. I give my patients behavioral prescriptions. Something to do. Just as with those with physical problems I expect them to follow my prescriptions. Surveys have shown that one of major reasons why some patients don’t recover from their ailment is noncompliance. They don’t follow the instructions as given by the physician or written on the packet of medication. Some patients don’t even go to the pharmacist to obtain the medication. When I give a patient a prescription to do something before questioning continued on page 58 Warrenton Lifestyle

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his next appointment and he does not do so, assuming he had a legitimate reason, I ask him why he takes the time to visit a doctor if he has no intention to follow the prescriptions given. A physician cannot, nor does he wish, to go to the patient’s home to see if he is following instructions. Nor do I. I remind the patient that we are a team and that I am following my responsibility to use my psychological expertise to the best of my ability. Once they realize the importance of their responsibility, most patients dig in and move on toward recovery. It is my belief that each of us has our doctor within us and I see my responsibility as helping that “doctor” to emerge. We are all built with self-

offering nothing but his problems, expecting me to counsel him toward one direction or another, I suggest that he see someone else as I don’t have the power to move unyielding mountains. My patients, to repeat, work as a team. I expect effort on their part.

I encourage some of my patients to leave messages for me on an almost daily basis. I don’t return the messages but in that way the tie between us remains strong and I know what they are doing and thinking regularly, not just once or twice a week.

In return for effort on their part I help them to ever so gradually know themselves and recognize the “enemy” who attacked. Surprisingly they often on their own without my telling them see that they are “their own worst enemy.” A common complaint is what they simply call “stress.” They speak of the stress caused by their husband or wife, their boss, their co-workers, their child, or their next door neighbor. This stress is ordinarily just words, not physical actions. The world out there is doing something to them.

Although my skill is psychotherapy, helping people to recover without the use of medication, I would not want readers to think I am against the use of medicine. At varying times in my life I have gone to physicians and have willingly taken medications. Medicine has its time and place. However, so often it does nothing more than alleviate the symptoms. An analogy would be having a headache. Taking an aspirin, for example, would in most cases cause the headache to go away. In other words, it masked the symptom.

It is my belief that each of us has our doctor within us and I see my responsibility as helping that “doctor” to emerge. healing abilities. If this were not so, we would all die at a much earlier age. Without our realizing it on a conscious level of awareness we are constantly being attacked by germs, insects, extreme heat or cold, and our body under the guidance of our brain fights back. On an emotional level we are also at times being attacked by life in the form of a relentless boss, an angry spouse or a disobedient child.

As I ask questions, the answers coming out of their mouths often furnish the solution. And, in fact, I regularly tell my patients to pay more attention to their answers than to my questions. They may then recognize that the world out there is doing nothing more than talking – just throwing words up into the air – and that their own reaction to those words is what is causing them stress.

Often a new patient comes to me with such symptoms expecting a quick fix. Following the expectation of society these days he looks for me to “wave my magical wand” and grant him immediate (or at least fairly quick) happiness. He learns of the needed “contract” between us and in almost all cases, I am pleased to state, says he is willing to try. That is all I ask. If his motivation is but a miniscule five percent level, I’ll accept that. But if his plan is to sit placidly in my office,

Not only do I call their attention to their own valuable words but I suggest to them that the time they spend at home and at work in between our sessions is more important than the sessions themselves. I remind them that all I do is ask questions, which they could very well ask themselves but usually don’t. In that valuable time in between our sessions they are examining themselves more than they had ever done and are beginning to come up with conclusions and decisions.

In my office, the patient and I would want to earth out the cause. What was the cause of the headache? What was the illness? If headaches occurred regularly, why so? If, after being checked by a physician and no physical cause was found, we would search for the possible cause. Anxiety? Grief? I am a very inquisitive person. If you become my patient, expect me to want to learn all about you. Many people come to me because no one is listening to them. I listen. Carefully. For as long as you want to talk. And you can’t tell me too much. Details matter. If you and I together have done our job properly, you will leave after our final session feeling much happier, knowing and loving yourself, and having the confidence to stand on your own feet.

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Postmaster brings presidential exhibit to Warrenton on November 23-24 The Warrenton Coin and Stamp Club is hosting the John F. Kennedy: The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of the 35th President of the United States exhibit. The private collection, owned by retired Flint Hill Postmaster Lee Morrison, will be available for the first time in its entirety. A truly captivating exhibit, it will feature over two thousand items documenting the essence of J.F.K. and the impact he and his family made across the world. “When they come to see my exhibit, I’m going to remind people that 50 years ago we had a great man go down,” Morrison said about the show. “He’s just not going to be forgotten.” Morrison will be sharing all the pieces of his prized Kennedy collection. With help and encouragement from his mother he started his collection at eight years old – nearly fifty years ago. “He was somebody I could look up to I wanted to be just like him,” Morrison said on his feelings toward Kennedy as a child.

Morrison recalls his first few pieces, “When John F. Kennedy began soliciting to become President, my mother and I collected things together.” The pair even picked up a few items when they attended the inaugural parade.

Morrison has collected stamps and mail items featuring J.FK. since joining the Postal Service.

Morrison’s fascination with Kennedy was sparked by a long-standing story from his family tree. “My great grandmother told me that our family

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was a distant cousin to the Kennedys. She explained, saying that my greatgreat-great grandmother is named Christina Kennedy, she married into the Stepp family. She was part of the Kennedy Clan back in Ireland.” The narrative shared with each generation created a bond within the family that was stronger than a patriot to their President. “My parents, uncles and our great grandparents, they all said we were behind Kennedy,” Morrison recalls. “When Kennedy passed away we all cried just like he was a family member.”

Lee Morrison has been collecting Kennedy items since the 1960s.

The hobby that interested him as a child would soon grow into a collection as he entered the workforce. He remembered purchasing items when he started making his own money. “I started sending away through mail orders when I got to the postal service,” he said. “I started meeting people and they told me how to connect with some dealers.” The relationships he developed with dealers across the country have proven to be priceless. “I’m not a computer person. I like to meet my dealers eye to eye and do business right on the spot,” He explained. Morrison works closely with two dealers in Pennsylvania who have delivered some of his favorite pieces. “I like to say to my dealers, ‘I need this, this and that.’” Building those relationships over the years has helped him amass quite a collection. In 2008 the Kennedy collection was shared for the first time. “I realized I had a lot of stuff and we decided to show it once,” he mentioned. Three shows later he was hooked and has become dedicated to sharing his love for J.F.K. “Every show has been better,” he said. “I don’t know how we do it, but the obsession has caused us to bring in new material.” Morrison and crew diligently work to bring in new pieces for each show so visitors don’t experience the same exhibit twice. “I’m very fanatical on what I’m doing.” He further explained, “My thrill is that

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I always want to out do myself, so I can amaze people.” A natural storyteller, Morrison unfolds the colorful history of each piece. Visitors to the upcoming exhibit can expect him to, “go into what each piece represents, how hard each piece is to find, why it’s expensive and what it’s about.” They will also be surprised to hear Morrison’s take on the similarities between Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln. He is most excited to have the opportunity with the Warrenton Coin and Stamp Club to showcase his massive exhibit. This is his largest exhibit exclusively for Kennedy. The John Barton Payne Building will be full of pieces he started collecting in the 1960s. “We are going to show you the magazines, the newspapers, all of the stamps, covers, signatures and more,” Morrison said excitedly. Being a Postmaster, stamps specifically move Morrison. “When I see stamps with Jackie Kennedy, and John John and Caroline - those are my favorite.” He is also impressed with the international stamps and mail he has acquired that pays tribute to the 35th President. “He’s the only President, in my heart, that inspired the American people to make the country the greatest it’s ever been,” Morrison exclaimed. The Warrenton Coin and Stamp Club will feature the John F. Kennedy: The 50th Anniversary of the Assassination of the 35th President of the United States collection on November 23-24, 2013. The event will take place at the John Barton Payne building located in Old Town Warrenton from 9:00am to 4:00pm each day. This is a free event and it is open for the whole family.


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I think we can all agree that there is nothing quite as adorable as a puppy, no matter what its breed. Well, okay, kittens can certainly hold their own in the cuteness department. If you’re in doubt, visit the SPCA and spend a few minutes in our kitten room. You can’t help but smile. For those of you contemplating your first pet or those adding to an already established menagerie, bringing one of these feline or canine tykes into your household is, as you certainly are aware, a major decision, one that calls for a serious commitment on the part of each family member. Often, we hear youngsters assure their parents that they will feed, walk, water and endlessly play with the new pet, and we know that in that moment, that 8- or 12- or 16-yearold really, really means it. That’s because they always say, “I really, really mean it!” But we also know, from decades of combined experience, that once the novelty of the newcomer has worn off, the pet is no longer the attraction it once was. This is why at the SPCA we make sure to impress upon parents that no matter how responsible their children are, or how sincere their promises, ultimately the job of caring for an animal falls on the adults in the household. Beyond the routine care and maintenance of a pet—providing food, fresh water, exercise and affection— 68

there are further needs, such as grooming, training and veterinary care. The financial investment is significant; a conservative estimate is $750 a year, more if the pet needs regular trips to the groomer or on-going medical care. The average lifespan of a dog is more than a dozen years. Assuming your dog lives to be 12 and has no major health issues, it will cost you upwards of $9,000 to support this beloved family member over the course of its lifetime. Next, let’s talk training. So often, animals are surrendered to the shelter because of behavioral problems that frustrate family members. Signing up for an obedience class should be a pet owner’s first priority. Because here’s the reality—dogs will never learn to think like us, so we must learn to think like them. You can read books and watch videos, but nothing works like taking your pooch to a class and practicing. Practicing between session and practicing some more. Imagine raising your child to adulthood without ever speaking the same language. Imagine your frustration. Imagine your child’s confusion. Now imagine that one day, miraculously, you and your child understand each other. Yippee, skippee! What a relief! How very pleasant your life becomes with this child in your home. That’s the purpose of an obedience class—to teach you how

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key. Same with pets. You may love the look of that young Husky, but are you seriously going to run 6 miles a day with it? If you are, that’s super. If you’re more the leisurely-2-mile-stroll kind, maybe that 6-year-old Beagle is the ticket. Both Daisy (below) and Bert (bottom center) are available for adoption. They just might be the right fit for your family this holiday season. Photo Credit: Susan M. Carter

So, you’ve made your selection and it’s time to bring the new family member home. Before you even leave the parking lot, you’ve begun to learn about your dog. Does he like to ride in the car? Let’s hope so if you motor down to the Outer Banks every weekend. Does he understand steps? Does he counter-surf? Or show a special interest in electrical cords? Or climb the curtains? Or hide somewhere in the house where you can never find him? (Where is that cat?) Or wail in his crate all night? Or sail over your 5-foot fence? All of this, under the best of circumstances, takes time and effort to work out. Realistically, there won’t be an ideal time when the stars align perfectly and your new pet integrates without incident into your daily routine. But there are certainly circumstances when it’s definitely not an ideal time, and as you’ve surely guessed, that would be during the holidays. Let’s be honest. The holidays are stressful enough in and of themselves. There’s the running around, the decorations, the high spirits, the friends and relatives—not to mention the tree, the lights, and the


wrappings, all most intriguing to puppies and kittens, by the way. Because most animals are supersensitive to their environment, a new pet will almost certainly react to the excitement around it. You’re stressed, the dog’s stressed, your kids are keyed up, the dog is keyed up, you’re frustrated, the dog’s confused, you’ve had it, the dog comes to the shelter. Bringing an animal into the relative chaos of a home out of its usual routine is unfair to both the family and the pet. If you’ve decided to gift your children or spouse with a puppy or kitten or anything besides that goldfish mentioned earlier, plan to adopt it and bring it home after the busiest part of the holidays are over and normalcy reigns. Give the recipient(s) a cute card stating your intentions, and enjoy the anticipation that goes along with delayed gratification. Now a quick review: pets are expensive over the course of their lifetime; pets require a substantial investment of time; not all pets suit all people; pets should not be introduced into a household outside of its normal routine. And in case this needs to be said, never, ever give a living thing as a gift to someone outside your immediate family who is not expecting it. Not even a goldfish. Because bringing an animal into one’s life is a monumental decision that requires much thought, preparation, dedication and often sacrifice. That’s not the kind of decision that you should be making for someone else, nor them for you. Pets enrich our lives in a multitude of ways. They entertain us. They get us up and moving. They make us laugh and they make us cry. They burrow into our hearts and curl up and never leave, even when they’re no longer with us. Pledge to begin this journey of trust and love with the best possible chance of success. And remember, if at all possible, choose to adopt. As the season of giving approaches, we at the SPCA thank you in advance for your generous donations, which always fill our lobby and certainly touch our hearts.

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3) Define your goals. An estate plan is also your opportunity to direct how your wealth will be passed on to the next generation. “You want to think as much about how you want to pass your assets — outright to your heirs or distributed through a trust—as you do the amount that each person should get,” Padberg says. For instance, leaving a large sum to a child or young adult may create long-term issues if the child lacks the skills or maturity to manage such a windfall. Ask your Financial Advisor about trusts that might be established to control the distribution of inherited funds.

If you want to bequeath money to a charity, ask your Financial Advisor and estate planning attorney about the many charitable giving strategies that are available. They can offer guidance on choosing the technique that best fits your philanthropic goals.

4) Determine your tax liability. Under the “fiscal cliff” agreement enacted in early 2013, individual estates worth $5.25 million or less — and double that amount for married couples — can avoid federal estate taxes. Amounts that exceed the exclusion amount are taxed at a rate of 40%. Work with your Financial Advisor to determine your current estate tax liability and project any future liability. Consider the impact those taxes might have on how you wish to eventually pass your assets on to your family. “The planning will be different — and more sophisticated — if you’re planning for a tax bill,” Padberg says.

5) Update your plan. Life is about change, so it’s crucial to make sure your instructions are always current. That means updating your estate plan whenever you experience a major life event — a new baby, a marriage or a divorce. Otherwise, not only will your plan fail to contemplate new circumstances the way you want, but it could also increase the potential for outside challenges, such as those from disgruntled family members. Ambiguity and conflicts about your intentions could have a disastrous impact on your family, Padberg notes, so preventing them is typically well worth the investment of time and money. “If you don’t have a comprehensive estate plan in place, you’re leaving it to state law and the courts to decide your legacy for you,” he says.

* “EZLaw Survey Finds Most Americans Recognize the Importance of a Will or Estate Planning, Yet Few Have Necessary Documents in Place,” LexisNexis, 19 July 2011, https://www.lexisnexis.com/media/press-release.aspx?id=1311095221427043. Trust services available through banking and trust affiliates in addition to non-affiliated companies of Wells Fargo Advisors. Wells Fargo Advisors and its affiliates do not provide legal or tax advice. Any estate plan should be reviewed by an attorney who specializes in estate planning and is licensed to practice law in your state.

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Serving in the military came naturally to Arthur Huntington Nash, 69, of Warrenton. Known to his friends by his nickname, “Bunny,” he answered the call to serve in 1966, during the Vietnam War. Nash was a college student as the war was heating up, but there was never a question of whether or not he would serve.

The roots of the Nash family in Fauquier County go very deep. Arthur’s grandfather, James R. Nash, came to Warrenton in the early 1900s, and built Hesperides, west of town. His father, J. Mallory Nash (1917-1996), grew up at Hesperides and attended the Stuyvesant School. After his father’s death, he bought Granville Farm on present-day Wilson Road. Mallory Nash married Marie Baird (1919-2013) of Delaplane, whose family had lived in Fauquier County even longer. Marie’s grandfather, Gen. Alvin Voris, commanded the 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, and had spent time in Warrenton during that conflict. After the U.S. entered World War II, Mallory Nash joined the Marine Corps, earning his commission and being sent to fight in the Pacific, where he commanded a flamethrowing tank company. “My father was in the Battle of Saipan. With two Marine and one Army division, it was the biggest amphibious landing after D-Day,” Arthur Nash recalled. For his valor, 1st Lt. Mallory Nash was awarded the Bronze Star. Arthur was born on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1944 – while his father was fighting the Japanese half-a-world away. “Back then, all the mothers in the family went to Washington, D.C., to have their children,” he recalled. “When I was born, it was all women there, except for my grandfather (Alvin Baird Sr.), and they said, ‘Here’s the Easter Bunny!’ and that was it. It was all over!” “Bunny” would not see his father for the first time until he was 18 months old. During that time, Marie Nash and her new son stayed with her parents at Oak Hill, their home near Delaplane. When Mallory returned from the war, the family moved back to Granville Farm. Young Nash attended the Calvert School (predecessor of Highland) when it was on Green Street in Warrenton. He then spent a year at the Hill School in Middleburg to take a requisite Latin course, and then on to prep school at the Milton Academy in Milton, Mass. He began his studies at the University of Virginia in the fall of 1962. 1st Lt. Arthur Nash was 23 years old when he started his combat tour in Vietnam, and 25 when he returned to the U.S. All USMC photos courtesy of A. H. Nash. 76

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Nash was the co-pilot of a UH34 helicopter when it lost lift and crashed near Khe Sanh. The five Marines onboard escaped serious injury. The burning aircraft was photographed by their wingman.

Marine Corps officer During his second year at UVA, Nash signed up for a Marine Corps officer training program, and the summer after his third year was spent in platoon leader school at Quantico Marine Corps Base. “The program was for college students, and it was determined if you made it through the training, you would get your commission upon graduation,” he explained. “I was the only officer candidate from UVA in the program that year.” By design, training at Quantico was tough. “We were run ragged. They wanted to be sure that you really wanted to be a Marine officer, and tried to make you quit. I wouldn’t quit.” Upon graduation in June 1966 with a degree in History, Nash was commissioned a second lieutenant. Having already passed his pre-flight physical at Quantico, Nash was qualified to enter flight training. He spent two weeks at home before entering primary flight training at Pensacola, Fla. in July. He trained in the Beech T-34 trainer, soloing after 23 hours. In September, Nash received a letter forwarded to him by his father from Lucille Moffett Scates, secretary of the Fauquier County Selective Service (Draft) Board, ordering him to report to Richmond for a pre-induction physical. “Apparently, the paperwork stating that I was already in the Marine Corps had not gone through. I sent her a letter and a copy of my ID card, telling her I was now 2nd Lt. Nash, USMC, and she would have to find somebody else.” From there, advanced flight training was conducted in the T-28, “…a single-engine prop aircraft comparable to a World War II fighter,” Nash recalled. Aerobatics and instrument flying were added to the training. By then, he had accumulated 250 hours of flight time in a fixed wing aircraft. November 2013

At that point, the class was divided, with the top 10 percent going to fighter school and carrier qualification, and the rest of the class, including Nash, going into helicopters. He started flight training in the Bell TH-13 (like the ones seen in M*A*S*H), and moving up to the piston-engine Sikorsky UH-34D, and finally the larger, twin-rotor BoeingVertol CH-46. Nash was designated a Naval Aviator in November 1967. He received his “Wings of Gold,” and just before Christmas, reported for duty at MCAS (Marine Corps Air Station) New River, in North Carolina. Shortly after coming to New River, there was a serious accident where the rotors of a CH-46 intermeshed, bringing the aircraft down and killing all on board. Later, Nash talked to a pilot who had returned from Vietnam who described his experiences in the UH-34, praising it for its ruggedness and reliability. “They needed more UH-34 pilots, and asked if anyone wanted to go back to ‘34s. My hand shot up,” Nash recalled. “It was the only time I ever volunteered for anything. You know what they say about volunteering….”

On to Vietnam By mid-February 1968, Nash was promoted to first lieutenant, and got his orders for a 13-month overseas tour. He notes that Army personnel had a one-year tour in Vietnam, while the Marines got an extra month. After a short leave, Nash went to Travis Air Force Base in California, where he boarded a World Airways Boeing 707 that took him to Okinawa. After a couple of days at the USMC station on Okinawa, he was flown to the airbase at Da Nang, in the northern part of South Vietnam. aviator continued on page 78 77

In addition to flying from airbases, Nash’s squadron was assigned to helicopter-carrying U.S. Navy ships off the coast of Vietnam. This photo was taken of a UH-34 heading toward the USS Iwo Jima.

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Nash was assigned to a transport helicopter squadron at the very top of the I-Corps territory in northwestern South Vietnam. He arrived there while the epic battle for the Marine Corps base at Khe Sanh was still raging. The mission of his squadron was to supply the Marines on outposts in the hills surrounding the base with rations and ammunition, and conducting daylight medevacs (medical evacuations), and two-aircraft night medevacs. “If anyone had been hurt and would not live through the night, we would go fetch them,” he said. “The outposts were the key to keeping Khe Sanh open, and the North Vietnamese were continually attacking them,” Nash recalled. “From the air, you could see the enemy trenches, which were almost up to our trenches.”

When they were not flying, Marine aviators stayed in ‘hooches’ on the airbase. Vietnamese women hired for the task did their laundry.

Finally, the weather broke. The U.S. Air Force resumed heavy bombing on the enemy positions, and the Army’s 1st Air Cavalry joined the fight as well. The siege was over by early April 1968.

Any mission over “Indian Country” could be dangerous, and Nash recalls two serious incidents.

During his tour of duty, Nash was stationed at three airbases: Quang Tri, in the far north; Dong Ha, south of Hue City; and Marble Mountain, on the coast east of Da Nang. In addition, his squadrons were assigned to U.S. Navy ships off the coast of Vietnam, flying from the decks of carrier or helicopter platforms. These offshore assignments included six- to eight-week tours on the USS Iwo Jima (LPH-2), USS Princeton (LPH-5), and the USS New Jersey (BB-62). The squadron also flew “General’s Chase” missions, where they would escort high-ranking officers who were traveling across the war zone in UH-1 “Slicks” (unarmed Bell “Hueys”). It was on one of those missions he met Capt. Chuck Robb, Pres. Lyndon Johnson’s son-in-law. The Marine Corps was in the process of replacing UH-34s with CH-46s, and as each UH-34 squadron was deactivated, Nash was reassigned to a remaining squadron. “That was too bad, because you didn’t stay with the same guys in the squadron for your whole tour,” he explained. 78

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“We were up re-supplying an outpost east of Khe Sanh, and had just taken off when the wind shifted, and we lost lift,” he said. “We were over 80-foot trees, and went straight down. When we were about 15 feet above the ground, I saw a rotor blade hit a big tree, and I knew that was the end of the lift.” There were five men on board: the pilot, co-pilot (Nash), crew chief, gunner, and a passenger who was carrying the payroll for an infantry battalion – in cash – in two ammo cans. The UH-34 was on fire before it hit the ground, but everyone got out. Nash remembers exiting the burning aircraft through one of the cockpit windows. “I came through the flames like a Bengal tiger jumping through a ring of fire in a circus act,” he recalled. “I still had my facemask on, but the flames scorched my face where it wasn’t covered. It was like a bad sunburn for three or four days, and it really hurt.” aviator continued on page 80 Warrenton Lifestyle

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Occasionally, pilots had to land during a mission to check on the cause of a warning light or leak, as shown in this photo Nash took of his UH-34. On missions, helicopters often traveled in pairs.

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The magnesium body of the helicopter burned to a powdery ash, and everything on board, including the ammo cans of cash, was lost in the fire. “The guy who was carrying the money was still filling out paperwork a year after the crash,” said Nash. Another incident with potential tragic consequences occurred when Nash was sent to look for a pilot supposedly downed south of Chu Lai. “We were sent to a very bad place, but instead of sticking to the coastline, our leader took us inland,” said Nash. “We were at about 500 feet, when the next thing I knew, a bullet or bullets – probably from an AK-47 – came up through the cockpit and hit my co-pilot in the shoulder. “I don’t know if it was another bullet or shrapnel, but something else went through the pocket on the shoulder of my flight suit, destroying a brand-new pack of Winstons,” he added. The aircraft’s gunner saw the enemy below them step out from behind a tree, and returned fire as the helicopter flew off. Nash quickly discovered that another bullet had passed through a bundle of electrical wiring, cutting off power to the helicopter’s communications equipment and other systems. “It could still fly, so we headed back to Chu Lai over the ocean, where it was safer,” said Nash. “That was the only time I took a bullet in the cockpit… but it was not unusual to find bullet holes in the tail, rotor or other parts of the helicopter when you got back to base.” By mid-April 1969, Nash’s Vietnam tour was over. His last assignment was a six-week stint with a Headquarters and Maintenance Squadron (HAMS), which was composed of 12 helicopters and their crews. 80

Post-Vietnam service Nash arrived stateside in time to attend the 1969 Virginia Gold Cup Races at the Broadview course, followed by a reception with friends and family at the Fauquier Springs Country Club. When his leave was up, Nash returned to New River, where he was to be assigned to a regular CH-46F squadron. By then, all of the Marine Corps UH-34s had been “retired.” Asked which squadron he would like to join, Nash knew that HMM-265 would be spending the winter on a Caribbean cruise, and selected that one. “A lot of guys didn’t want to go – they were married, or had just gotten back from Vietnam,” said Nash. The cruise started in late December 1969, and Nash spent the winter of 1970 on the USS Guadalcanal (LPH7). He participated in training missions off Panama and the islands of Vieques and Puerto Rico, and spent a few days at the Naval base at Guantanamo, Cuba. It was during this tour that Nash earned his only individual award, a Navy Achievement Medal. On May 2, 1970, a chartered McDonnell-Douglas DC-9CF owned by Steadman Hinckley’s Overseas National Airways departed JFK Airport in New York en route to St. Maarten, in the Caribbean. Over the Caribbean Sea, the pilots ran into bad weather, and after two or three failed attempts to land at St. Maarten, they tried to reach St. Croix. But the aircraft ran out of fuel, and at 3:50 p.m., was ditched in the water about 35 miles east of St. Croix. aviator continued on page 82 Warrenton Lifestyle

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The airliner broke apart, and some of the passengers in the tail were killed when it sank. Others, in life vests, floated in the water around the wreckage. A call for help went out, and Nash, who was on the Guadalcanal off Vieques, was ordered to fly to the scene. Visibility was poor, with a low ceiling. By the time they arrived, it was getting dark, and the sea was choppy. “Coast Guard helicopters were already on the scene, hovering over people in the water,” recalled Nash. “About a half-dozen other Marine helicopters from the Guadalcanal were there, milling around. It was really quite dangerous. “We stayed on the fringe searching, and I saw someone in the water, and lowered a ‘horse collar’ down to him,” said Nash. “But when he didn’t respond, a Marine captain who had come with us – a Huey pilot – jumped into the water and put the collar on him. “We hoisted the man aboard, and then lowered the horse collar to the Marine and brought him up,” said Nash. “I don’t know if the man made it, but he was the only person in the water we could find, and by then it was getting dark.” Nash and his crew spent the night on St. Croix. Twentythree people perished in the crash, and 40 were rescued, most of whom were injured. Given all the press the Coast Guard had received about the rescues, Nash’s commanding officer ordered him to submit an account of his Marine crew’s participation in the incident. About a year after he left the Marine Corps, Nash received a notice that he had a package to be picked up at the post office. “It was my Navy Achievement Medal… sent to me in the mail. Big deal,” he said. Nash was more proud of the certificate he earned for 1,000 accident-free hours in

the UH-34, and the fact that he ended his career with 1,500 hours in his logbook – including 900 hours in the skies over Vietnam.

Back home in Warrenton Nash’s hitch in the Marine Corps was over by Labor Day 1970, and he chose not to re-up. After all he had experienced, he was ready to settle down and return to Warrenton. “Serving in the Marine Corps was something I always wanted to do, and I needed to find out if I could do it,” Nash reflected. Like other combat veterans, he still feels the pain of loss for the men he knew who didn’t make it home. “There are about a dozen names of the men I served with on that black wall (the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.),” he said. One of Nash’s roommates, a man from Harrisburg, Pa., was killed in a mid-air collision in Vietnam. After he returned home, Nash called on his friend’s widow and her family, and took them to her husband’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery.

Enemy groundfire was a constant threat, since helicopters flew low enough to be hit by small arms. Here, Nash points to a bullet hole in the manifold of the engine of his UH-34.

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During Nash’s tour in Vietnam, the UH-34 was being phased-out and replaced by the CH-46. After his tour in Vietnam, Nash flew CH-46s off the USS Guadalcanal while on a Caribbean training tour. ARTHUR H. ‘Bunny’ NASH

After a brief respite, Nash started a career in finance, first at the National Bank of Washington, D.C., where he was a lending officer. “My goal was to learn about business, which I did,” he explained. “Another goal was finding a suitable wife – and I did, probably a better one than I deserved.” Arthur Nash and Kimbrough Koontz were married in 1977. They have two sons, Wilson and Stephen. When his father retired in 1979, Nash returned to Warrenton to take over the family farm, where he is today. The walls of his office are decorated with photos taken during his Marine Corps service, as well as his service ribbons and Wings of Gold. A few years ago, Nash was at a luncheon at a friend’s house in Orlean. One of the other guests was a fellow Marine, Gen. P. X. Kelly, former commandant of the Marine Corps. Introduced as “Bunny” Nash, he mentioned to the general that his nickname never come out while he was in the Corps. “Gen. Kelly looked at me and said, ‘Wise move,’” Nash recalled with a chuckle.

Author John Toler is a writer and historian and has served Fauquier County for over 50 years, including 4 decades with the Fauquier-Times Democrat. He has written and lectured about many legendary characters in Fauquier County’s history. Toler is the co-author of 250 Years in Fauquier County: A Virginia Story, and author of Warrenton, Virginia: A History of 200 Years.

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Fresh Take on Food Hidden Julles Café

A sandwich and coffee shop in Old Town is helping to build a sense of community around the table. Brothers Aaron, Adam and Jacob Lynch created Hidden Julles Café, a specialty restaurant serving local, natural and organic dishes. The Lynches have developed relationships with area farms to bring fresh, natural and most importantly local produce and meat into town.

“We are trying to show that once you use good ingredients, fresh ingredients, the products that come out are easy,” Aaron mentioned about the concept of the café: local, natural and organic. The café got its name by inspiration and coincidence; the brothers knew they wanted to pay tribute to their mother, Julie Ann Stevens Lynch, who was a strong and caring woman, and while searching for a comfortable space they found an ideal store front quietly tucked away. As a result the name Hidden Julles Café was perfect and it has certainly become a gem in Old Town. Ready for the early birds and coffee junkies, the café opens early and is ready with your morning fix. Offering organic, fair trade and natural coffee beans, Hidden Julles gets them locally roasted two times a week to ensure freshness. Specifically they offer mocca java, Julles Café blend, campfire blend, natural decaf and a mighty espresso. The Eggs Benedict is a customer favorite with two local poached eggs topped with hollandaise sauce on an organic English muffin with Canadian bacon, an organic tomato or smoked salmon. Running late, pair your coffee with an Egg and Cheese Sandwich to-go. One local egg and a slice of organic cheese are placed in between an English muffin or a croissant. Personalize it by adding natural meat or organic bread. November 2013

Brothers Adam Lynch and Aaron Lynch

Their salads and sandwiches are packed with taste and personality. The café offers six specialty salads, five of which are organic including Julles Salad, House Salad, Wedge Salad, Caesar and Spinach Salad. The Julles Salad is a blend of lettuce topped with cucumbers, carrots, tomatoes and a cashew crusted brie cheese. The Spinach Salad is ordered frequently and is created with spinach, feta, cranberries and walnuts tossed in a cranberry walnut vinaigrette. Ideal for lunch or a light dinner grab the Mango Chicken Salad Sandwich. It’s layered with local mango chutney, natural pulled chicken, lettuce, tomato and your choice of bread. “It’s three simple ingredients: it’s one chopped mango to every roasted and pulled chicken from Whiffletree Farm, and we also use Virginia Chutney,” Aaron explained. The Organic Burrito is one of the most versatile options on the menu. A wheat tortilla filled with rice, black beans, lettuce, tomato, salsa, sour

cream and cheddar cheese. Created as a vegetarian dish, remove the sour cream and cheddar cheese, and it is vegan friendly, or add chicken, extra cheese or guacamole for a flavor boost. Bring the kids; the café offers friendly options for little ones too. A natural, uncured hot dog placed on an organic bun is a great choice. The Peanut Butter and Jelly as well as the Grilled Cheese use organic bread. Hidden Julles Café is located at 70 Main Street, Suite 22 in Old Town Warrenton, tucked under the stairs. They are open seven days a week Monday through Saturday 7:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday 8:00am to 8:00pm. They have three options for dining: indoor, outdoor lower and upper patio, and carry out. If you have a fourlegged friends bring them, they are dog friendly and have a puppy post on the patio. To place a to-go order give them a call at (540) 216-3121. For more information about Hidden Julles Café please visit their Facebook page and stay up to date on their specials and happenings. 87

A Taste of Warrenton The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and non-advertisers. Please contact us if you believe any information provided is inaccurate. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (540) 341-2044 105 W Lee Highway www.applebees.com

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

Black Bear Bistro

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

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


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

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

Burger King

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

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.

Café Torino

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

Restaurant offering authentic Italian pasta, seafood, appetizers, and desserts. Breakfast served in the morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, pasta, and more. Dinner usually requires reservation and is only available Thursday thru Saturday. Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress.

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

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

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A Taste of Warrenton Chick-fil-a

(540) 347-9791 256 W Lee Highway www.chick-fil-a.com/warrenton

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?

China Jade

(540) 349-1382 275 W. Lee Highway

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 Avenue www.chinarestaurantva.com

Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 minimum and within 5 mile radius).

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

Casual yet elegant restaurant offering locally inspired seasonal American cuisine. The service is as first rate as the food. Open for lunch and dinner and brunch on Sundays. Broad wine list and craft beers available.

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

Offers unique, custom ice cream creations, smoothies, cakes and shakes. Ice cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family environment. Cakes and ice cream by the pint or gallon can be purchased to bring home.

Country Cookin’

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

Hearty portions, made-to-order entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, bread, soup, and dessert bar available for $5.59.

Covert Cafe

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

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


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

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

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

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

El Agave

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

Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of delicacies for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Menu has specials for lunch and dinner combinations including fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out.

El Toro

(540) 341-0126 86 Broadview Avenue

Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. Menu has lunch specials and traditional entrees like chimichangas, burritos, and quesadillas. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or take-out.

Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar (540) 341-8800 251 W Lee Highway #177

Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.

Fauquier Springs Country Club Grille Room (540) 347-4205 9236 Tournament Drive www.fauquiersprings.com

Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends.

Five Guy’s Restaurant

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

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

Foster’s Grille

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

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


(540) 428-1999 73 Main Street

Small, one-man operation offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a variety of deli sandwiches, salads, subs, and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.

Frost Diner

(540) 347-3047 55 Broadview Avenue

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

Great Harvest Bread Co. (540) 878-5200 108 Main Street www.warrentonbread.com

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

Hidden Julles Café

(540) 316-3121 70 Main Street #22

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

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

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

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IHOP Restaurant

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

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

Iron Bridge Wine Co.

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

Cozy wine restaurant featuring a wide variety of world and local Virginia wines. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Offers seasonal, healthy, small plate entrees and nightly specials to accompany wine selection. Seating available in the main dining area, historic stone cellar, balcony level or outdoor patio (weather permitting) Catering and private parties available. Casual dress.

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

Specialty cheese steaks, overstuffed subs, and pizza. Catering available. Offering combos, salads and ice cream. Lunch special’s menu good all day. Delivery service available.

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

Restaurant offering sandwiches, subs, and other daily specials. Also sell wine. Catering available. The Madison Tea Room is also available for time away from a hectic day. Casual dress.

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

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

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

KFC/Long John Silver (540) 347-3900 200 Broadview Avenue www.kfc.com

KFC specializes in Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken and home-style sides. Long John Silver’s is a quick service seafood restaurant. Located in the same building to provide diners with a wider variety of choices.

LongHorn Steakhouse

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

LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, hand-seasoned steaks, thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress.

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

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

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

Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Relaxed environment offering traditional Irish favorites. Open for Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week. Irish Music Seisuin and Dinner Special on Sundays. Free Wi-Fi. Private dining room available. Full bar area with happy hour specials and appetizer menu. Valet Parking Friday and Saturday Evenings. Outdoor Patio. Live entertainment. Casual dress.

Mojitos & Tapas

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

The only true Cuban/Spanish restaurant in the state of Virginia. Authentic Cuban staples, Spanish tapas and a wide variety of mojitos. Family owned, smoke-free. Open for lunch and dinner. Known for their signature Cuban sandwich and seafood Paella. Happy Hour, Ladies Nights and Special Events. Full bar. Casual dress.

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


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Family owned, traditional Irish pub. Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, fun environment. Traditional Irish fare and lots of sandwiches available. Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full bar. Live entertainment four nights a week.

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

Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée restaurant. Available for pickup and delivery. Offer both hot and toasted and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and calzones also available.

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

The Natural Marketplace (540)349-4111 5 Diagonal Street

Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available.

Northside 29

(540)347-3704 5037 Lee Highway

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

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

Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, family environment.


(540) 349-0457 6419 Lee Highway www.outback.com

Panera Bread

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

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

Red Truck Bakery

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

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

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

Papa John’s Pizza

Red, Hot & Blue

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

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.

(540) 349-7172 322 W Lee Highway www.papajohns.com

Pizza Hut

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

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

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

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

Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads and sweets. Open for lunch only. Limited patio seating or grab-and-go options available. Soups are the specialty at Renee’s – each day there are two news soups. She-crab soup available every Friday. Catering and business lunches available.

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Taco Bell

Vocelli Pizza

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

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

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

Sibby’s Restaurant & Lounge

Tippy’s Taco House

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

Waterloo Café

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

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

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

Catering - Banquet Room. Home of Boss Hawg BBQ


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

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

Top’s China Restaurant (540) 349-2828 185 W Lee Highway

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

(540) 349-8118 352 Waterloo Street

Asian food available for dine-in, take-out, or delivery. Wide range of dishes available to order. Dishes served with a side of white rice. Casual dress.


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

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

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

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

Sunny Hills American Grill

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

Yen Cheng

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.

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.

79 Main Street (540) 351-0550

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

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


Sweet Frog

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

(540) 347-9669/9666 5063 Lee Highway

A self serve frozen yogurt shop, serving all natural frozen yogurt with a toppings bar that is full of sweet treats to customize your creation.

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

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Oh the Taste of a Local Wine!

Let’s stay in Delaplane, Virginia for another great local wine tasting!

3 (a blend), Left Bank (another blend) and Tannat.

The winery, Delaplane Cellars, is located about an hour outside of Washington D.C. by Interstate 66 and is just off of Winchester Road in Delaplane.

I quickly addressed the red blends (yes, I am a fan of them as you have probably noticed by now), and I am a true fan of both the Left Bank and Cinq 3.

After making wine in his home for several years, owner Jim Dolphin decided to look for land so he could pursue this love of winemaking on a grander scale rather than a basement production. Jim and his wife Betsy started looking for property in 2005 and found their spot in 2007. Once the land was secure the pair began looking for amazing fruit, so amazing wine could be made.

Left Bank is a blend of three great grapes, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc and it fills your mouth with berry and currant, plum and tobacco flavors with a touch of chocolate on the finish. Perfect with a 30 day dry aged steak grilled to medium rare with a side of grilled asparagus.

Amazing can be made in two ways, manipulate a lot of ingredients and method or let the fruit do what it is grown to do with just a touch of finesse. The second method is how Jim and Betsy operate; let the best fruit produce its own distinct and authentic flavor. Some of Jim and Betsy’s wines are: Viognier, Melange Blanc, Merlot, Cinq

The Merlot is a bit lighter than most and more of a red fruit flavor with cranberries, red cherries and plums. All of these wines are very, very good! Don’t miss out on this vineyard on your next tour. Meeting Jim and Betsy you will feel the love and attention they give their wine. They are authentic, caring and serious with a nice light side, very similar to their wines.


Bob Grouge has been a resident of Fauquier County since the fall of 1988 from his move from Vienna, Virginia. He has 21 years of restaurant experience and 12 years of automobile experience prior to becoming the General Manager of “The Bridge,” and currently now the owner as of October 2012. He has a full family being married to Kimberly with two children Kelsey and Grayson, daughter and son respectively. He also has 1 dog, Lily, along with two cats buried in the backyard and 1 fish in an empty hummus cup... buried with the cats! 94

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