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Thanks & Giving It’s a good time of year. The air is turning crisp and the farm fields are full of bent cornstalks or being plowed under and put to bed for the winter. As a culture, we’re not quite as connected to the earth and to the harvest season that our ancestors once were, though I am happy that we have this yearly symbolic reminder of the abundance in our lives. While we may not be putting up stores of crops to sustain us through winter, this time of year, we continue to gather our harvest of other kinds, to take stock, and to be truly thankful. The child returning home from college, the veteran returning from duty overseas, the chance to celebrate together with an elder relative that is slowly fading like the last bright leaves on the maple tree, are all reminders of the things that really matter in the holidays. In a few weeks, we’ll gather that bounty and huddle together by the fireplace or the dining table, telling stories, sharing laughter and sharing a meal, and there will be warmth. That warmth is multiplied when we know that we have been able to share simple blessings with others by helping out at the food pantry, supporting those struggling with illness, or being there for someone who thought they were alone. It’s important not to forget that. Looking at our calendar, November actually looks like it has a healthy portion of free time. I encourage you to use that time to get out and explore our community. Visiting our local merchants in Old Town, outlying areas and local craft fairs put on by some very good causes will save you time, frustration and stress during December. It’s time to relax, avoid the malls and box stores entirely, and find unique items for everyone on your gift list right here in town purchased from artisans and shop owners who care. That will make the season merry. We’ve got a jam-packed issue this month. I hope you enjoy reading, and I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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Hunting & veterans’

outdoor recreation heritage For those who have witnessed the complicated chaos of war firsthand, the uncomplicated act of baiting a hook and casting a line can be a salve for the soul. The quietude of the rippling waters of Lake Anna was the site of a recent bass fishing activity where veterans and supporters gathered to reel in a day’s worth of angling and fun. On September 13th, seventy-four participants assembled on the dock at Sturgeon Creek Marina to weigh in their catch. Among them, veterans of America’s military actions from Vietnam to Iraq and Afghanistan. Bass Pro Shops donated tackle and tackle boxes to the veterans so that they were able to take more than memories from the experience. Many local fishermen and women volunteered their time and their boats to make the day successful. The Virginia Wildlife Foundation contributed guide services, as ORHF Program Director Bob Critcher states the organization must “give a tremendous amount of appreciation to the Fredericksburg Elks Lodge Post 875. We really could not have pulled it off if it had not been for the financial [support] and volunteering from their group.” Cecil Campbell, Owner and President of Cecil’s Tractors in Warrenton, and ORHF Board member, has accompanied many medically discharged members of the armed services on hunting expeditions of all kinds; in the local area and further afield. He has this to say about the experience : “I have worked alongside ORHF for 6

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fund serves those who served seven years. In that time, I’ve seen lives impacted by the great outdoors and good hearts. Thank you to everyone who has helped us to raise funds in support of our vets.” Those sentiments are echoed by ORHF President, Jack Hazel, “In the seven years I have been involved with ORHF, it has been a very personal experience with the troops. We cannot heal all their injuries in an afternoon or even 3 days, but we can open a window to the future. Fresh air, a campfire, camaraderie, and people that care can move these troops forward. I have seen it happen-one troop at a time.” Hazel is owner at Warrenton-based Angler Development, and Virginia Monster Plots. Many may not be aware that a major charity that rebuilds confidence and solace for America’s returned veterans is located in an unassuming office on Shirley Avenue in Warrenton. The Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund (ORHF), as originally founded in 2001 by the Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) organization, began facilitating excursions for returned, injured, and ill combat veterans to once again experience the simple joys of the outdoors under supervised care and with adaptive occupational equipment. As the programs grew, it soon became apparent that they were beneficial for veterans beyond those who came home with visible injuries. In an effort to expand their services to those who have willingly sacrificed for our country, the Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund became an independent organization in 2012. The organization still continues to support the outdoor activities of PVA, while reaching out to other returnedNovember 2014

From hunting activities and hot air ball ooning in Colorado to catching the “big one” right here in Virginia, ORH F is committed to getting vets back outdoors. (Bottom) ORHF Presiden t Jack Hazel poses with Program Director, Bob Critcher, Board Member Cecil Campbell and Corporal Christian Brown, USMC, dur ing a fundraiser at Fauquier Springs Country Club.


warfighter organizations like the United States Marine Corps Wounded Warrior Regiment. The Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund hosts a variety of outdoor activities for America’s veterans, active duty or retired, to engage in favorite activities and build camaraderie with their brothers and sisters in arms. Their major event, Kansas Salutes the Troops, a pheasant hunting excursion held in Fall River, Kansas brings veterans from across the country to the Flint Oak resort for three days of honor, hospitality and outdoor activities catered to their needs. This is the charity’s major national event, with other smaller localized events

ORHF sponsored Ft. Bragg families for a beach and (successful) sport fishing vacation in the OBX this past August.

“Keep close to Nature’s he art... and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” — John Muir

Adaptive pheasant hunting acivities are a part of the program during ORHF’s Kansas Salutes the Troops.


organized around specific sporting seasons. As part of the adaptive hunting activities, veterans are paired with experienced mentors who are trained to provide guidance on safe shooting positions, fitting and use of personal protective gear, and the use of specially adapted equipment. Specialized wheelchair accessible equipment, such as a raised European shooting blind, make it possible for veterans facing mobility issues to come off the sidelines and participate in the hunt. In War Trauma and Its Wake: Expanding the Circle of Healing, (Scurfiled, Platoni; Rutledge Press, 2013.) a handbook that takes on returning warfighters dealing with challenges brought on by injuries and PTSD, the Outdoor Recreation Heritage Fund’s activities are highlighted specifically as providing effective therapeutic support through recreational activity. “The successful completion of the hunt brings about an increased sense of success and mastery. The physical rigors and durability required of the disabled veteran in the completion of the mission lead to a perception of renewed personal strength… Many veterans developed early in their lives a love of outdoor recreational activities such as camping, hiking, and hunting. PVA-sponsored deer hunting expeditions allow them the opportunity to reconnect with nature and re-experience a place of relaxation and peace.”

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Virginia Water and Sewer Authorities Act of 1950 was already in place, outlining the scope and operation of the authority. With the awarding of its charter on May 10, 1964, the WSA was formally established. Unlike tax-funded public works departments, the authority is by definition an independent entity, intended to be self-sufficient and supported solely by the revenues received from its customers’ service fees, and the connection/availability fees charged to developers. The WSA is not governed by

This map, published in the Nov. 17, 1983 edition of The Fauquier Democrat, shows the communities east of Warrenton with individual water systems that the WSA proposed to consolidate. leaders knew they had to prepare for it. Part of the urgency was because it was predicted that the population of Fauquier County, which until the 1950s was less than 30,000, would reach 75,000 by 1980. In October 1963, the Fauquier County Planning Commission adopted a resolution “...urgently recommending that the Board of Supervisors establish a county water and sewer authority,” which would provide some measure of oversight and control in the future. Enabling legislation in the form of the 12

elected county officials, but by a separate Board of Directors appointed by the Board of Supervisors. It was set up this way in order to keep the authority autonomous and politically neutral, especially where growth and land use issues were concerned. WSA directors serve four-year terms, and once appointed can only be replaced by voluntary resignation, or when their terms end. Like other public service providers, the WSA is regulated by the State Corporation Commission, with

additional requirements imposed by the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (VDEQ); and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

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The original five directors were chosen to represent each of the county’s magisterial districts. Appointed were Jason Paige of Delaplane (Marshall District), who was as the first chairman; William C. Grayson, of Upperville (Scott); Bud Beane, of Catlett (Cedar Run); Charlie Crockett, of Midland (Lee); and R.J. Wadsworth, of Warrenton (Center). County Planning Administrator Harry Morris served as the meeting coordinator, and later secretary. The scope of the work faced by the original WSA board was daunting, and despite their best efforts, much of the work and planning to meet future water supply needs – including a system of impoundments – never materialized. Likewise, plans to build needed wastewater treatment plants were placed on hold due to a longterm moratorium on new plants in the Occoquan Watershed. Concerned about the number of subdivisions being built utilizing community water systems, the WSA adopted a new policy that would be critical in the years to come: requiring developers to work with the authority before building new water and sewer systems. Once completed, the systems would either be turned over to the respective homeowners’ association or to the WSA, which would reimburse them for the costs over a period of years. Until then, Fauquier County’s only venture into the “water business” was ownership of the spring-fed reservoir in the village of Paris, which was originally built as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) project in the 1930s. The 1970s brought several important changes to the WSA. Harry Morris resigned as secretary in 1970, and was replaced by Richard H. Beach, who served until 1974, when C.E. Maddox Jr. assumed that role. In 1972, Martin J. O’Connell (Center District) replaced Jason Paige as chairman, Warrenton Lifestyle




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and served until 1976, when Dan O’Connell succeeded him. Also in 1976, Mark W. Jeffries, P.E., who had joined the WSA in June 1975 as an inspector, was appointed the authority’s first executive secretary/manager. Jeffries left the WSA at the end of 1979, and was replaced in February 1980 by Charles Vivier The years between 1975-1985 saw great changes for both Fauquier County and the WSA. There were already problems with the community

bonds to finance improvements and upgrades in Phase I of what became known as the New Baltimore Area Water System. Later, Phase II would supply water to the Rolling Acres I and II developments (57 connections), as well as South Hills, Section II (48 connections). The WSA was also busy in other parts of the county, with an overhaul of the Paris system and construction of a 20,000-gallon storage tank in 1978. The Turnbull water system on the Springs Road, built in 1973, was

The wastewater treatment plant built by the WSA in the late 1970s served until 1994, when work started to double the capacity from 750,000 gallons per day to 1.5 million. This is how the plant looked before it was totally rebuilt. water systems in Rock Springs, as well as Meadowvale, Mill Run, Oak Ridge and Marstella I and II, which had been developed by Melvin K. Helmick. In 1976, residents of those subdivisions petitioned the WSA to take over and run their water systems, and negotiations began soon afterward. In June 1977, the Rock Springs system (53 connections) was acquired by the authority from John Long for $15,000, and the Helmick system (225 connections) was purchased the following August for $250,000. Both systems were in need of upgrading, and in October 1978, the WSA sold $350,000 in water revenue 14

turned over to the WSA in 1978. It was improved with a 6,000-gallon storage tank and additional water lines. The authority worked with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Farmers Home Administration (FmHA) to secure grants totaling $573,200 and a $178,700 loan to build new facilities to provide water for The Plains and Catlett. The Plains system was completed in August 1978, and the Catlett system the following December. The WSA was also involved with sewer systems during those years.

The authority had purchased the Marshall wastewater treatment plant in 1969, and in 1974 began pursuing grants from the Environmental Protection Agency, Farmers Home Administration and State Water Control Board to build the Marshall plant into a regional facility serving Marshall and The Plains. The money was made available, and in 1975, construction began on collection systems for Marshall and The Plains, and an interceptor line connecting The Plains with the

Built in the mid-1980s, the 760,000 gallon storage tank off Panorama Court supplies water for the communities served by the New Baltimore Water System. It is augmented by a 420,000-gallon storage tank on Rogue’s Road, but due to increasing demand in the area, it will be necessary to add a second large tank on the site in the future. Marshall plant. Construction also started on a new 160,000 gallon-perday aeration treatment plant outside of Marshall, which was completed in May 1976. Work on a new facility to replace the old Remington wastewater treatment plant and the sewage lagoon at Bealeton began in 1977, but due to financing problems, suffered months of delays. Once the project was finished, the old Remington plant and the lagoon were abandoned, and the WSA assumed ownership. Warrenton Lifestyle

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General Manager Vivier, who was best remembered for his proposal to build a $6 million, 40-mile loop connecting the various water systems, resigned in November 1980. At that point, the authority was operating at a loss. Steven C. Gordon, who had joined the WSA in July 1979 as the operations manager, was put in charge, and to cut costs, some staff positions were combined and vacancies were left JASON PAIGE was the first chair- unfilled. In an move to increase revenues, in May 1981, the man of the WSA, serving from WSA board asked the county to enforce the ordinance 1964 to 1972. requiring all property owners in areas served by the authority to connect to their water and sewer lines as paying customers. As the financial picture improved, the authority made additional acquisitions. In October 1982, the Broken Hills water system was bought from the Lake Brittle Development Co. for $150,000. The system included a working water production plant, four wells, piping and 168 MARTIN J. O’CONNELL, who owned and operated Warrenton’s connections. Also included were 20 potential connections at the yet-to-be-built Lakewood subdivision. electric company in the early Also in 1982, the water system serving Cedar Run and 1900s, was the second chairman. Millwood I and II were acquired, followed in 1983 by the He served on the WSA board from systems serving Warrenton Village, Forest Hills, South Hills 1968 to 1976. I and Kelly Farms. By 1985, Millwood III, Mosby Woods, Howell Manor and Grapewood I were added, and in 1986, Snow Hill I, Cedar Knolls, Auburn Mill and Grapewood II and III were served by the authority. But as more homes were added, it became increasingly clear that the older water systems had been designed and built with little or no provision for expansion, leaving the WSA with inadequate wells and storage CHARLIE CROCKETT represented tanks. Developments around Warrenton were especially Lee District on the WSA board from vulnerable during the hot summer months, and in July its inception in 1964 until retiring 1983, a low water table and equipment malfunctions caused water pressure to drop and service eventually failed for in 1986. customers in Marstella Estates, Oak Ridge, South Hills and Rolling Acres. In 1985, the Marshall sewage treatment plant violated its discharge permit, and the State Water Control Board filed a court order demanding that the WSA correct the deficiencies. The New Baltimore Water System, which was supposed to be fully operational by December 1985, was not finished until late 1986. Gordon resigned in October 1986, and was replaced by Assistant Manager John Orr, who resigned a month RICHARD H. BEACH served as the later. This left only Scott Rice, also an assistant manager, secretary of the WSA from 1970 to in charge of the operation. The WSA board launched a 1974. nationwide search for a permanent manager, and hired Roy T. Huffman, of Kingswood, Texas, who assumed the duties as general manager on April 1, 1987. R. Steven Crosby of Warrenton served as county administrator from 1978 to 1990. He recalls that the 1980s were a tough time for the WSA, largely because of the number of individual water systems they were trying to BONNIE T. DOWNES was the first operate. “There was no inter-connection, and no back-up if a woman appointed to the WSA system failed,” he noted. “There were also water quality board, and served from 1984 issues. All of their water came from wells... they didn’t have through 1997. a central water treatment plant, and had to monitor each 16

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In 1990, former WSA Deputy Manager John C. Laws replaced Huffman. Acquisition of community water systems continued into the 1990s, at which time the board adopted a policy that “growth pays for growth.” The reasoning was that existing customers should not subsidize speculative development into areas not being served by the WSA. Developers who wanted public water and/or sewer service were required to cover the WSA’s capital expenses in advance through “availability fees,” based on the number of connections and the cost of delivering the service to the project’s infrastructure. Factored into the fees was the cost of any necessary expansion of WSA’s fresh and wastewater systems. Advocates of “growth pays for growth” included WSA directors Mrs. Downes, Tom diZerega (Marshall

District, 1991-1997), Orman “Pat” Padgett (Cedar Run District, 19932003) and Earl H. Douple Jr. (Center District, 1994-2003 and 2005-2013). This policy was not popular with developers who wanted to “externalize costs,” but the most costly issue caused by speculation came from an unexpected quarter. Looking for a way to facilitate growth in the Opal Service District, in 1991 the Board of Supervisors began advocating that the WSA bring sewer service from Bealeton to Opal. BCM Engineers Inc., of Chantilly was hired to design the project and determine financing options. The financial model showed that even with contributions from the businesses and property owners who would be served by the line, construction costs and debt service would be significant. If the project would ever pay for itself, it was critical that the county rezone the property, and aggressively promote development of the Opal Service District. Laws left the authority in June 1993, and was replaced by retired Navy officer C. D. “Dave” Binning, who rewrote the management and operational policies of the WSA to make them more efficient and customer-friendly, and worked to foster a better relationship with the Board of Supervisors. On an operational level, Binning improved the water systems in the developments east of Warrenton, most of which were at or above capacity. A new well was drilled to serve the village of Paris, and an elevated storage tank built to serve the community of Turnbull. The capacity of the Remington/Bealeton wastewater treatment facility was almost doubled, and a new 250,000-gallon elevated water storage tank constructed at Bealeton. In late 1995, the R. G. Griffith Co. of Chantilly submitted the winning bid of $1,700,396 to build the main

Bealeton-to-Opal sewer line, and General Excavation Inc. of Opal won the bid for the force line at $126,724. In order to finance the project, a loan totaling $2,112,175 was secured from the Virginia Revolving Loan Fund, for 4.75 percent interest, to be paid over 20 years. However, the requisite rezoning never came through, and as a result there was very little growth in Opal – and only limited revenue to offset the costs of the project. This resulted in a financial shortfall that the WSA had to deal with for years. In 1997, Binning accepted the position as Chief Engineer at the Fairfax County Water Authority, where he worked for the next ten years. His experience working in Fairfax gave him added insight into the situation in Fauquier County, where he continues to reside and is a WSA customer. Binning notes that from an administrative standpoint, the two authorities are almost identical, since they were both established under the same regulations, and even used the same legal counsel (Hunton & Williams). “The difference is that when I left Fairfax in 2007, we were serving 1.6 million people,” he said. “It’s not the way you do business, but the population and density of the area you serve. I had 18 to 20 water accounts per mile of pipe in Fairfax, and between 0.4 and 0.5 per mile in Fauquier.” As a result, “…the water rates charged in Fairfax are typically the lowest in the state, but in Fauquier – where a lot of infrastructure must be built to serve relatively few people – the rates are among the highest,” according to Binning. Part 2, to be published in December, deals with growth and change at the WSA over the past 20 years, and the challenges that lie ahead.

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She says that while people think of urological conditions as men’s issues, she disagrees. “Women, like men, can also have kidney stones, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and incontinence.” Indeed, kidney stones are one of the most common problems she encounters. Dr. Sullivan is grateful that her job offers her so much personal satisfaction. “It is very gratifying when I encounter a patient in pain or in a stressful situation and I am able to intervene and resolve their pain or help the patient understand what is going on and decrease their stress. I strive to provide excellent patient-centered care, every day.” Dr. Sullivan attended George Washington University School of Medicine for medical school from 2001 to 2005 and completed her urologic residency training at the University of Colorado Denver from 2005 to 2011. She is thrilled to be in Fauquier County. “I think it’s going to be a great place to raise my family,” she says. At the same time, she realizes there may be downsides: “I like to cook and garden, but I was recently welcomed to gardening in Virginia with my first bout of poison ivy.”

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he dispute started approximately four hundred years ago when René Descartes, French philosopher, stated that the mind and the body are distinct – a thesis which is now called “mind-body dualism.” He argued that it is possible for one to exist without the other. The question of whether they are separate and whether the action of one can affect the other is still being debated today. As the age of Renaissance began to take over, philosophers began to examine this topic and men like Descartes seized on mind as their special province. At the same time the newly developing discipline of science chose to examine matter. The result was that science split off from philosophy with the two disciplines going off in opposite directions. Science with its subtopics of chemistry and biology led naturally into the field of medicine. Doctors and medical researchers spent their time examining the heart, the lungs, the muscles, the circulatory system and other material aspects of the human being. So it continued through the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Toward the end of the nineteenth century Wilhelm Wundt, a German physician, separated himself from biology and described psychology, as he called it, an independent field of study. The two points of view were miles apart. Physicians, as scientists, followed the method of learning about nature. Psychologists, with their basis of philosophy, were led to learning about themselves. The two approaches continue this separation. And to this day the question remains – Can these two substances with completely different natures interact causally? Can a thought change a body? Can psychotherapy (often called “the talking therapy” by laymen) help cure a physical illness? We are rapidly moving toward the answer. Science in the form of technology has only since the start of the 21st century furnished us with almost foolproof methods of determining the facts. The advent of functional imaging including single photon emission CT (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), and functional MRI has made it possible to study changes at the brain systems level while the patient is simultaneously undergoing psychotherapy. Research results indicate that cognitive behavioral therapy (the primary method I use) does indeed alter brain function in

patients suffering from such illnesses as major depressive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder. To return to the four-century-old question – can a thought indeed change a body? Recent evidence suggests that the “talking cure” and medication have much more in common than had been thought. Both produce surprisingly similar changes in the brain. Medication works, in part, by enhancing the neurotransmitter serotonin. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on changing distorted patterns of thinking. Learning literally changes the structure and function of the brain. Both treatment modalities demonstrate similar changes in the brain. However, the relapse rate for major depression is lower in patients treated with psychotherapy than in those treated with antidepressants. Therapy is a brain changing relationship. The structure of the brain is dynamic and can be changed (plasticity). The learning process that occurs in psychotherapy alters the strength of the connection between the nerve cells (synapses). Therapy helps to rewire the brain which is why relapse following this procedure is ordinarily lower than when one uses medication. A skilled and experienced psychotherapist provides the patient with the specific requirements to make the changes needed. He adjusts his knowledge to the specific patient’s background and current needs. He knows the brain’s rules and helps the patient practice them. Psychotherapy is an applied science. Laypeople tend to think that talk therapy is not “real” while they associate medications with hard science and physiologic change. The effectiveness of any program ultimately is mediated by the brain and the nervous system. If the brain does not change, there won’t be a change in behavior or emotion. The question regarding the unity of the body and the mind has been answered. The next step is the need for the general populace to believe this.

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n a recent interview, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said that she felt alone on the bench beside her male colleagues. That changed in 2009, when she was joined by Sonia Sotomayor, and then again in 2010, when Elena Kagan was appointed to the Supreme Court. In 1993, Ginsburg was only the second female to sit on the Supreme


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as a reflection of a cultural shift that values the female perspective and has helped increase the number of women seen in powerful, leadership positions, who act as positive role models for today’s young girls. Here in the Piedmont Region, a Warrenton group is taking the helm to provide today’s girls with the leadership tools required to pursue their dreams with confidence. Girls on the Run, a national organization with local chapters, empowers girls to ensure that there are always women on the bench, from the Little League Dugout bench all the way to the Supreme Court bench.

GOTR girls used all of their lap counters (jelly bands) to form one long positive cord, symbolizing how good it feels to be intentionally positive in how we respond to life and building a strong bond by working together. Another practice had the girls sticking it to the coaches with colored stickers for each lap they ran. Pictured below are coaches Sissy Thorpe and Madeline Radigan.

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Several weeks into its inaugural season, Girls on the Run Piedmont already has girls participating from 9 schools in Fauquier and Culpeper counties. Highland School and C. Hunter Ritchie Elementary School host two teams comprised of 12 and 29 girls, respectively, an increase in the anticipated number of participants during the planning phase. Girls on the Run inspires girls to be healthy, joyful and confident through a proven 10-week curriculum that creatively integrates running to provide girls with well-rounded good health. Intended for girls in grades 3-5, the group meets after school for curriculum lessons and 5K training. At a recent session the girls were reminded to “always wear a real smile” and to “be happy for the things you have.” During one activity, a participant explained how a recent event was cancelled on account of rain. Rather than be upset, she was happy to simply spend time with her brothers.


Sissy Thorpe, Girls on the Run Piedmont Council Director, explains that the group, which meets twice a week, intends to give girls a safe haven to be themselves, “Girls don’t always know what to do with their feelings and often see things in black and white. We aim to teach the girls how to interpret their feelings and understand how they are all unique and talented. Our program helps girls appreciate themselves the way they are, as well as other people.” In many cases, the curriculum taught in the program is reinforced at home, thanks to talking points sent home by Thorpe. However, in some cases, Girls on the Run is the only positive reinforcement a girl will receive. “Our program gets girls of the same age together, in an environment where they feel safe, are not being judged, and are not being told they are wrong. This program lets them share their experiences with peers and simply be themselves,” explains Thorpe. Diversity is key among the participants. The girls represent different socio-economic backgrounds within the Piedmont Region. Regardless of their differences, they are able to find a lot of common ground, and most of the commonalities center around friendships.

A third grader in the program was introduced to the group at a fair in Old Town Warrenton and says it was the running that caught her attention. “We play a lot of games and I’ve made new friends,” she says of the group. “I’m happy and excited to be a part of it. Another third grader in the group describes herself as an athletic girl who was also attracted to the running component. One of her favorite parts of Girls on the Run is the coaches, who she describes as all fun. She thinks the group is important because “if you are told your whole life you are ugly, you will stay inside when you should be out with your friends.” She has also enjoyed meeting new friends and playing games. One of the fourth grade members has a different perspective. “Some of my friends are mean. This group helps me learn about friendships so I can help my friends be nicer.” She has learned that sometimes, when people are being mean, it has nothing to do with the person on the receiving end of that behavior, but rather something to do with the antagonist. “If you don’t think you are good, it’s bad because it might prevent you from doing good things.”

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GOTR girls gained one letter for each lap they ran to form a sentence on their arm. Each letter represented when they said something positive about themselves, practicing positive self talk to improve their confidence and feeling of self-worth. a Girl, and Colbie Caillat’s song, Try, just to name a few, all encourage women and girls to be satisfied with who they are, to be authentic, and to make healthy role models easily accessible to young girls during their formative years. In addition, groups like Girls on the Run are pivotal in building self-esteem to ensure that in the future girls face critical decisions with strength and confidence, whether it involves careers, relationships, or health.

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Nearly halfway into the program, Girls on the Run has a lot in store for the next few weeks, Thorpe explains, “The girls are training for a 5K run that will take place November 15 at Verdun Adventure Bound. It is a great way to conclude the program and reinforce how exercise can have a positive impact on our mind as well as our body.” Another component of the program is giving back to the community. “Incorporating a community project reminds the girls of the differences they can make right here in their home,” says Thorpe. Girls on the Run participants are currently brainstorming to determine what community project they will take on.

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Justice Ginsburg once asked, “Who will take responsibility of the next generation?” According to Thorpe, “Each of us is responsible for the next generation; in our ability to be intentional in our decision making, to always do the right thing and make a positive impression. We each have a choice to accept the challenge to lead by example and show our children the right way—even if it goes against the grain. We teach our children to be leaders, not followers.” For more information about Girls on the Run Piedmont, visit www.gotrpiedmont.org or contact Sissy Thorpe at sissy.thorpe@girlsontherun.org.

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economic and cultural prosperity of our community. If economics drive a society, it should be no surprise that business people are the drivers of economics. Leagues of merchants and tradesmen throughout “modern history” have had a greater impact on social outcomes than any other group, second only to religion. Have you as business owners and entrepreneurs considered the incredible possibilities before you? Join the Fauquier Chamber for the Annual Awards Dinner and Meeting on November 15 and look around the room. The movers and shakers of our community are there. They are our award nominees and they are the unsung community heroes who greet you warmly everyday as you purchase your coffee or insurance, cash your check, buy a gift, give a donation, ask for help, and vet an idea. They celebrate with you, keep you humble and stand beside you. They are your community. Your chamber of commerce is the conduit for implementing social and economic change. I encourage you to join, participate, be ambitious, be passionate about your community and, most of all, understand that the potential for success is probably exponentially larger than what even your most ambitious goals are.

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Has your organization been considering a new, innovative idea – but just doesn’t have the funding? Make It Happen! might be the perfect fit. The first grant opportunity from the Fauquier Health Foundation will open its application process on November 18 to non-profits with short-term projects that benefit the health and wellness of Fauquier, Rappahannock and northern Culpeper counties. The Fauquier Health Foundation, formed as a grant-making foundation after the partnership of Fauquier Health and LifePoint Hospitals, has plans to offer three grant cycles annually. The Make It Happen! program doesn’t have an application deadline – it is a rolling, year-round program that will offer $2,000 to $10,000 in grant money to fund high impact projects that can be completed in fewer than 90 days. Says Christy Connolly, president and CEO of the Fauquier Health Foundation, “We’re so excited to announce our first grant offering. The board and staff have spent the past year on education, research and infrastructure so we can

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Christmas with the moose -- annual Craft Bazaar November 8th 9-5pm Loyal Order of Moose Lodge #1695 6415 Airlie Rd, Warrenton

Happy Holidays and Merry Chrismoose! The Women of the Moose at Lodge 1695 present their annual holiday craft and vendor bazaar on November 8. Gift selections include jewelry from local crafters as well as from Premier Designs representatives, customized Christmas ornaments and gifts from Christmas Gifts Virginia, hand painted glassware, fiber crafts, homemade goodies and lots more. Get started on that list early, or come by to pick up a hostess gift for Thanksgiving. The Moose are happy to support MooseHeart Children’s School, and MooseHaven Senior Center with the proceeds from booth fees and raffle tickets.

the 12th annual fauquier hospital holiday Gift fair Friday, November 21, from 8 to 4 p.m. Fauquier Hospital Bistro and Conference Center 500 Hospital Dr, Warrenton, VA

Skip the malls and come to the hospital, that’s right, the hospital! Vendors will be gathered in and around the Bistro on the Hill and in the conference rooms and lobbies located nearby. Crafts and gifts, holiday items and food specialties will be sold. The event is a community favorite and will feature vendors selling everything from jewelry to homemade holiday crafts and decorations, to unique original artwork. Area crafters will be well represented, selling specialty soaps, toys and colorfully stitched quilts, scarves and baby blankets. Booth fee proceeds benefit the patient concierge program and patient comfort carts which provide support and comfort to those facing illness. Free admission. Vendor tables must be reserved by November 8, and may be arranged by calling Brenda Bohon at 540-316-3852 or Nis Russell at 540-316-5900.


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Santa’s Arts and Crafts Village invites you to bring your crafts and join the festivities inpreparation for the holidays. Crafts persons with original holiday and other crafts items will display their wares in a festive atmosphere. There really is something for everyone on Santa’s list-- naughty or nice!Find wooden toys, woodcraft/ carving, handmade bird houses, pottery, dolls, stained glass, needle craft, weaving, rug making, candle wicking, leather craft, jewelry, art, seasonal music, festive foods and more! A children’s craft corner, and a visit & photo op with Santa make this a Warrenton tradition of family fun! Proceeds from this program will go to support the Fauquier High School After Prom committee, a non-profit that provides a fun, alcohol free celebration after the dance. Customers are also asked to donate for the local Food Bank and to Bluemont for Warrenton’s New Years First Night Celebration. For vendors, full payment is due with the application, check payable to Fauquier High School. Admission is free. For more information, call (540) 270-5434. Vendor application available from marshamelk@hotmail.com.

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as standalone athletic activity which is often eligible for athletic scholarship. Perhaps this is because colleges know that in addition to providing spirited students with an athletic outlet, competitive cheerleading represents a unique opportunity for young people to hone their leadership and team building skills. Additionally, the American Medical Association now recognizes cheerleading as a sport, directing resources and research into sports physiology and medicine studies to the specialized movements of cheerleading and tumbling. “Our team has come a long way since August, not only in our skill level, but also with trust. The girls have so much talent and there is no better feeling than seeing them perform at 110% out on the competition floor. I cannot wait to see where this season takes the squad after

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In some instances you may want to consider confining your pet for safe and easy management. During this time the risk of animals escaping home is considerably higher, so ensure pets are regularly accounted for and do not have access to open doors or windows. The use of tethers, crates, and baby gates are an ideal way to control your pet, while still allowing them to observe holiday activities. For animals that are easily stressed, over-stimulated, or unappreciative of visitors, consider more secluded confinement to a laundry room, bedroom, or basement. Providing background noise with a radio or TV, dimming lights, and using calming products such as the DAP or Feliway can further help comfort pets.

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Italian Home Cooking That Is Far More Than You Imagine Dynamic couple Andrea and Amber Ferrero don’t want you to just come to their restaurant to eat their food, they want you to become part of the ‘family.’ While the meals at Café Torino takes center stage, they share the spotlight with the gregarious conversation that usually ensues across the tables and even into the kitchen. The fare is as good as any homemade Italian cooking this side of the Atlantic. And it should be. Born and raised in Torino, Italy, Andrea learned from his family and completed culinary school there. I have spent all of my life eating genuine Italian food and Café Torino’s meals are as good as any family dish (forgive me dear aunts, grandmas and mom). “We made a place that served food we would serve to our dear relatives,” says Andrea with Amber adding, “It’s the type of place that we love to have coffee, dine with friends or just hangout.” The restaurant exhibits a different feel depending upon the time of day you visit. In the morning’s relaxed atmosphere, the aroma of fresh Italian roasted coffee fills the air and plates of fluffy scrambled eggs and bacon are served to the morning business crowd, retirees and local officials. And a look in the display cases will give you a hint of the fresh desserts that will be offered up during the day while the menu board will tempt you to start making your lunch plans early. Lunch is a bustling crowd with delicious plates of pasta, chicken, seafood,

sandwiches and salads flowing through dining area to those anxiously awaiting. Regulars abound and greetings are exchanged throughout the restaurant. The specials are always recommended one today was a thick Tuna Steak cooked (perfectly, rare center) in a balsamic sauce with a side salad. Or, choose one of the local favorites like Penne with Prosciutto and Sage or Chicken Marsala. Dinner is white table cloths and candle light, comfortable for a casual meal or a dress-up date night. The menu is extensive and dinner should not be rushed - have room for appetizers and dessert. Starters vary and order at least one of the specials (like Avocado stuffed with Crab Meat - so perfectly cooked!) and something more familiar like the Insalata Caprese with the fresh Buffalo Mozzarella, Tomato Slices and Garden Pesto. Your server will be able to recommend a reasonably priced good wine to pair with your meal. Your entree could include well known Italian dishes such as Veal Piccata or Mahi-Mahi with Arugula and Crab Meat, one of last night’s specials (my son John’s favorite). Great Italian chefs know how to prepare fish and you can’t go wrong with any of the seafood specials. The Filet Mignon will be as good as any steak you’ll eat. It is tender, cooked pink in the center and will melt in your mouth. Torino prepares it a couple of ways. Decades ago, Andrea Ferrero started in Warrenton as a pastry chef and his

desserts became quite well known in the region. Recently, I mentioned to him that I was impressed that he had taken his sweets to another level. At first, he was animated and comically irritated. Then he confessed, “Amber has taken over making all the desserts.” “I lay awake at night thinking about new creations,” she said with a grin. Popular recent additions are the Pumpkin Cream Cheese Pecan and the Dark Chocolate Salted Caramel tarts (“It’s like heaven on earth”) and the Chocolate Flourless Tort/Cheesecake Swirl pie. Located at the prominent corner spot in the Waterloo Station shopping center (across from Carousel), Café Torino is open for breakfast and lunch Tuesday through Saturday and dinner Thursday through Saturday.

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TORINO TIPS If you’re adventurous, ask Andrea to make you a surprise dish or the Charlie B Special. You’ll be delighted. Thursday seems to be the best day to get a table, for lunch or dinner. Reservations are accepted for dinner - 347-2713. The website is being redone locally by SiteWhirks and should be up soon www.Café-torino.com Tell them of special dietary needs. Torino’s even has gluten-free pasta.

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The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and non-advertisers. Please contact us if you believe any information provided is inaccurate. Airlie GArden Bistro

chinA restAurAnt

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

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).

(877) 988-7541 • 6809 Airlie Road www.airlie.com

AppleBee’s neiGhBorhood Grill & BAr (540) 341-2044 •105 W Lee Highway www.applebees.com

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

(540) 351-0580 • 589 Frost Avenue www.chinarestaurantva.com

clAire’s At the depot

(540) 351-1616 • 65 S Third Street www.clairesrestaurant.com

country cookin’

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

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

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.


BurGer kinG

domino’s pizzA

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

(540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Highway www.dominos.com

cAfé torino

el AGAve

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.


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

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.

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) 347-0401 • 323 Comfort Inn Drive www.dennys.com

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

(540) 347-4205 • 9236 Tournament Drive www.fauquiersprings.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.

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

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

fAuquier sprinGs country cluB Grille room

(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.

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

foster’s Grille

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


(540) 428-1999 • 73 Main Street

Offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a vaiet 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.

ihop restAurAnt

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

Joe & vinnie’s

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

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

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kfc/lonG John silver

(540) 347-3900 • 200 Broadview Avenue www.kfc.com

ledo pizzA

mcmAhon’s irish puB & restAurAnt (540) 347-7200 • 380 Broadview Avenue www.mcmahonsirishpub.com

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(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.

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

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.

lonGhorn steAkhouse

moJitos & tApAs

outBAck steAkhouse

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.

pAnerA BreAd

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

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

mAndArin Buffet & sushi

(540) 341-1962 •514 Fletcher Drive

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

mAnor house restAurAnt At poplAr sprinGs 800-490-7747 •5025 Casanova Rd

Chef Kenneth Hughes returns to Poplar Springs to lead the Manor House Restaurant’s culinary team. Classically trained, Chef Hughes blends “old world table” cuisine together with an emphasis on fresh food from raw and artisanal local sources. Enjoy the new à la carte selections for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. And they do so in an ambience that is elegant, yet unpretentious: a fieldstone manor house with stained glass windows, a soaring fireplace, a richly appointed bar, and a terrace overlooking a quiet rural countryside.


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

molly’s irish puB

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

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.

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.

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

pApA John’s pizzA

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

pizzA hut

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


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

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

red truck BAkery

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

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


red, hot & Blue

(540) 349-7100 8 360 Broadview Avenue www.redhotandblue.com

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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

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

tippy’s tAco house

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

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

top’s chinA restAurAnt

(540) 349-2828 • 185 W Lee Highway

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

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

siBBy ’s restAurAnt & lounGe (540) 347-3764 •11 S. 2nd Street www.sibbysbbq.com

Catering - Banquet Room. Home of Boss Hawg BBQ


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

sunny hills AmericAn Grill

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) 347-9669/9666 • 5063 Lee Highway

tropicAl smoothie cAfé

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

Café offering bistro sandwiches, wraps, gourmet salads, soups, and smoothies. Meals served with either chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two combination. Catering and kid’s menu available.

vocelli pizzA

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

wAterloo cAfé

(540) 349-8118 • 352 Waterloo Street

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

(540) 347-5528 • 281 Broadview Join the conversation! Avenue

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.

sweet froG

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

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



yen chenG

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

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.

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Sprawled across the rolling hills of Opal lies Molon Lave, an elegant blend of the winemaking traditions of the old world and the new. The Papadopoulos family honors a long history of crafting wine in Greece. Louis Papadopoulos began cultivating a passion for winemaking in a suburb of Athens in 1961. Perfecting this craft, along with the family’s heritage of fine jewelry making, Louis built a bridge to an American vineyard dream, Mediterranean Cellars, which opened in 2003. Having lived in Northern Virginia since 1984, the influences of family tradition and life in the temperate climate of the Eastern Seaboard, his son, Louizsos Papadopoulos, finds inspiration in the blending of two cultures and traditions. In Louizsos’ newest interpretation of a family dream, Molon Lave represents a unique winemaking perspective in this part of the world. In its very name, Molon Lave shows the strong commitment to the family’s Greek history. The phrase has its origin in the Battle of Thermopylae. When the Persian commander demanded that the Spartans surrender their weapons, King Leonidas responded, “Molon Lave,” or, “Come and take them.” This phrase has traveled through history as a slogan of defiance against oppression. Louizos and his wife, Alexsandra, acquired the 50 acre winery and vineyard 60

site off of Lee’s Mill Road in 2003. They began planting that same year, and now 12 of those acres are producing grapeswith more on the way. The doors to the tasting room opened in 2009, making this November 1st their 5-year anniversary. While continuing many of the oldworld Greek traditions of winemaking, Louizos brings a few touches from the new world. Most of his wines are single varietals, for example, and he often ages his wines in stainless steel to let the flavor profiles of the grapes evolve unobstructed by oak tannins or pine resin. In the tasting room, the wines on offer differ from expectations of a Virginia winery. Attica, always the first to be presented, is named for the Hellenic home region of the Papadopoulos family, and the location of Greece’s capital, Athens. The wine is a blend of Chardonel, Riesling and Pinot Gris, fermented and aged in stainless steel, and it hits the palate with green apples and fades into a floral finish- the perfect outdoor wine. The Chardonnay, which is aged a year in oak, blends familiar apple with more buttery tones. Molon Lave’s Chardonnay is fully Kosher- the production is even overseen by a Rabbi of the Orthodox Union. Katie’s Charm, named after Louizos’s mother, is a rosé that is almost -but not quite- dry with aromatic cherries on the nose and a flavor profile that follows

through with raspberries and strawberries. This fall, the Kokineli is returninga rosé of the Retsina style. Ancient Greek sailors would transport wines in clay jars sealed with pine resin. To this day, the fresh resin-y flavor as found in the Kokineli, is instantly recognized as borne out of this ancient Peloponnesian tradition. At Molon Lave, the red wines are most often aged in oak. The 2010 Chambourcin is meant to be paired with grilled or smoked meats, and presents the full and bright flavor profile that Virginia is becoming known for. Molon Lave’s 2010 Merlot has been aged for 22 months in oak, and its full body is ripe with notes of cherry and blackberry. Silky and smooth, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon is also full of rich, darker fruits, with a finish akin to a fine espresso. Like the Chardonnay, the Cabernet Sauvignon is also certified Kosher wine. A pair of sweeter wines finish the tasting. The Autumn Nectar is aged for a year in medium toast French oak barrels, and made with a late-harvest blend of Riesling, Pinot Gris, and Viognier. Lush fruit and honey come through the nose, and there is a gentle touch of acidity present at the finish; making it a great pairing for a cheese course, or even spicy Thai food for the adventurous foodie. The Ariadne is a true port-styled wine. This Warrenton Lifestyle

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rich red is named after the princess of Crete who helped Theseus to slay the Minotaur. Primarily Chambourcin, this fortified red is full velvety fruit, toasted nuts and smooth vanilla. The overall effect is thoroughly romantic. A visit to this winery will grant you a different perspective on what it means to make Virginia wine. The serene atmosphere of the grounds and the interior appointments of the tasting room which includes a grand table made 130 years ago in a Greek monastery and imported Greek olive oil and traditional Greek products, delivers visitors to a higher perspective of wine’s cultural context. The winery’s technique transcends terroir and culture, telling an epic tale of the nomadic history of wine. Molon Lave is undoubtedly a one of a kind experience.



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Jim Hollingshead is a self-educated oenophile who grew up in Texas, Wisconsin and the rolling hills of Virginia. An entrepreneur with far too many interests for his own good, he spends his spare time pretending that he can write. November 2014

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