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Does Our Uniqueness Prevent Us From Communicating? by Philip Mulford This is the fifth in a series of articles about relationship communication – how it works, why it doesn’t, and how to make it work in our relationships. Thank you for your feedback on my last article. Keep those e-mails and comments coming! I hope this article addresses some of the communication issues we all face.
You are special. You are unique. You’re One of a Kind. No one in this world is You, except You. If that’s true, and I hope you’ll agree it is, then what does that say about me? Wouldn’t that mean that I, too, am unique, special, one of a kind? What about your spouse? Each of your children? Everyone else? Isn’t each one of us unique, special, one of a kind? I think so. In this high-tech world of ours, we’re often reminded of our physical uniqueness when we hear about biometric security measures at airports and other access controlled areas where unique physical characteristics such as our fingerprints, our eyes, our hand size and shape, and our voices are used to identify those specific individuals who have authorized access while keeping the rest of the world out. So what does this have to do with the way we communicate? When we consider the fact that each of us is unique, we generally think of our physical characteristics. But if we are physically unique, then wouldn’t it be reasonable to consider that we are also mentally, emotionally, and psychologically unique. If so, wouldn’t it make sense that we each perceive and process the world we live in uniquely, in our own special way, dare I say, differently? Not only do we process our world uniquely, we each have lived a unique life experience that evolves continuously as 6
we go about the daily living of our lives. Even if we live in the same household, even when we experience the so-called “same” event, even if at the same time, we each feel, think, and interpret that particular event, and the totality of events that make up our life’s experience, differently. A specific event can’t be the same event for me as it is for you because you and I perceive it in our own unique way. Not only do we perceive it differently, but when we attempt to share our feelings, thoughts, and emotions about it, we use words and expressions that mean different things to the speaker than they mean to the listener – even though we speak the same language. And here’s the rub. We assume that’s not the case. We assume our own experience is basically identical to the experience of those who experienced it with us. We assume the words we say mean the same thing to those listening. When we make those assumptions, we create communication misunderstandings that impact our relationships in ways we don’t even stop to consider. When we’re together, it’s easy to assume that my experience is very similar, if not the same, as your experience. If, as I share my thoughts with you, I discover that your experience was different COMMUNICATION continued on page 8 Warrenton Lifestyle
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than mine, one or more of the following, among many other possible alternatives, may happen: • I may argue and try to persuade you that my point of view is the “right” point of view – and that yours is “wrong.” • I may withhold my view because I don’t want to embarrass myself by sounding “uninformed” or because I’ve learned that if I express my different point of view it will result in an argument and I don’t want to argue. • I may change the subject to one we agree on (based, of course, on my perception of agreement). • I may judge you personally and decide you’re not worth my time because you are so out of touch. • I may evaluate your point of view and decide to dismiss it as that of the uninformed. • I may use those “tools/weapons” that I have learned will result in me winning the argument – yelling, name calling, making accusations about your mother, reminding you how often you’re wrong, that you don’t know what you’re talking about, and worse – my various “relationship skills” to verbally beat you into submission. • I may go to war with you. • I may accept your description of the event without argument. Most of the options include the evaluation and judgment of you by me and of me by you. Evaluation and judgment are major driving forces in relationship conflict. One major obstacle to successful communication is that we are each well-trained to believe that we all experience life the same. But it’s just not so. We’re all familiar with the poem about the six blind men from Indostan who describe an elephant as a wall, a spear, a snake, 8
We find humor in their confusion and in their arguments because from our vantage point we clearly see the entire elephant and understand that the different perspective each blind man describes is based on the limited and different sensory information available to each. The tragedy is that we assume their differences arise from the different parts of the elephant with which each comes in contact. But what if each man grabbed the same part of the elephant, the trunk for example? Would that make a difference? Wouldn’t their experiences still be different? For example, if one man had never experienced a snake, how could he describe the elephant’s trunk as a snake or understand another’s description that it is a snake? What if instead of assuming that the differences in perceptions arose because each man touched a different part of the elephant, we consider that the differences in perceptions arose because of the differences within each man? Because they are each unique, each will experience the elephant differently, even if they each grab hold of the trunk. We readily laugh at the men from Indostan, never realizing that it is we, ourselves, pictured there. It is our uniqueness that makes the world different for each of us, not simply that we have grabbed hold at a different place. In his autobiographical book, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, John Perkins describes the reactions of his boss and coworkers to his decision to leave his company: “After nine years with my company, during which I achieved a position of title, responsibility, and power unmatched for a person of my age, I decided to resign. My immediate supervisor refused to believe me when I advised him of my resignation. He finally accepted my decision. “After that, everyone else tried to talk me out of resigning. I was reminded frequently about how good I had it, and I was even accused of insanity. I came to understand that no one wanted to accept the fact that I was leaving voluntarily, at least in part, because it forced them to look at themselves. If I were not crazy for leaving, then they might have to consider their own sanity in staying. It was easier to see me as a person who had departed from his senses.” It often seems easier for me to see you through my eyes than to try to understand you through yours. And yet it’s not. The arguments that arise from this mindset drive us apart. One evening I was driving along Rixeyville Rd (Rt 229) from Warrenton to Culpeper as the sun was setting. The sunset over COMMUNICATION continued on page 10 Warrenton Lifestyle
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the Blue Ridge Mountains was spectacular. I commented on the beautiful “orange” sunset. My son, Philip, about ten at the time, shared his different perception, “Dad, that’s not orange. It’s tangerine.” “So you’d call it tangerine?,” I replied. “And how would you describe the mountains?” “Blueberry,” he replied, describing what I would have called purple. A tangerine and blueberry sunset was exactly how he saw it. Now we could have taken each other on and argued about it. I could have made it a “teaching moment” and “helped him with his colors,” but instead we enjoyed each other’s different descriptions and allowed them
to co-exist. The sunset and we perceived its magnificent display differently, but we used the opportunity to listen, understand, and connect with each other and build yet another piece of our relationship Now you may be thinking, “Orange vs. Tangerine. Blueberry vs. Purple. Who cares?” “Those differences are insignificant,” you might say. They certainly aren’t enough to cause an argument for anyone, right? But I’d suggest that lesser distinctions have been the cause of tremendous relationship stress and conflict. Whether it’s about leaving the toilet seat up, putting the toothpaste cap back on the toothpaste, bringing the cat in at night, setting the air conditioner thermostat at the “right” temperature, leaving “on time” to get where we’re going, what we choose to wear, what we say and how we say it - our differences drive our conflicts. If we always agreed with each other, we would have no arguments. I’ve often heard it suggested that instead of continuing an argument, we should just agree to disagree. For me, that begs
the question. What good comes from both of us deciding, “I’m right and you’re wrong, but let’s not argue?” I’m not promoting argument, but instead of agreeing to disagree, I think that phrase should be a reminder for each of us to ask, “Do I truly understand your point of view on this issue?” We could be, and most likely are, both “right,” but different, simultaneously. In fact, take the concept of being “right” and put it aside. We are each entitled to our own perspective and because we are unique, those perspectives will, more often than not, be different. When we apply this concept to communication it opens up many possibilities. No matter what the subject, whether it’s the
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Once a practicing attorney, Philip founded Mulford Mediation in 1990 and has mediated professionally for over 21 years. With offices in Fairfax and Warrenton, VA, Philip specializes in marriage, family, divorce, and family business mediation and communication. For more information about Mulford Mediation, please visit www.mulfordmediation.com. In addition, Philip and his wife, Lisa, are the creators and co-hosts of a weekly radio talk show called Communication360 where the topic is relationship communication. The show, with over 170,000 listeners per month, is available on the internet at www. webtalkradio.net. All shows are archived and can be listened to on demand or downloaded. For more information about Communication360, please visit www.C360today.com. In October 2011, Philip will be speaking about effective communication at a forum organized by Fauquier Women. In November 2011, Philip will be offering an afternoon workshop called, “When You Speak, Listen: Reconnecting Your Passions to Your Life.” Philip may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 540-341-4615.
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E.A.G.L.E.T.S. Excellence n Attitude n Giving Leadership n Empowering n Trust n Spirit by George Rowand If you’re wondering where the next generation’s leaders and entrepreneurs are coming from, perhaps you should check out the youth who are becoming Eaglets, a part of an organization devoted to teaching leadership skills and entrepreneurial talents to middle school students. The brainchild of local resident Jeff Patnaude, the Eaglets program is part of The Wingspan Foundation, a 501(c)(3) which had its beginning in California. A proven commodity there, Eaglets was started in Fauquier County this year. “We started Wingspan in 1995 in California,” Patnaude stated. “It was a continuation of some youth work that I had been doing for many years in parish ministry and it connected with a new executive leadership program that I created called E.A.G.L.E.S. - Each Ascends to Greatness in Leadership through Exemplary Service. That remains our premier executive program where we train leaders for the purpose of mentoring and guiding others. “Now this program is gearing up for training thousands of mentors for assisting unemployed veterans find jobs. Also, with the National Association of Manufacturers, we will be working to assist in The 100,000 Jobs Mission by training mentors to helps tens of thousands find work,” he added. Patnaude explained that he wanted a similar program for kids, and he came up an acronym that seemed appropriate: E.A.G.L.E.T.S. “It means: Excellence, Attitude, Giving, Leadership, Empowering, Trust and Spirit. We teach kids leadership principles that are the same as the Eagles program in many ways,” he said.
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guidance of a mentor,” Patnaude said. Current Fauquier Eaglets, who have been in the program one year under the guidance of local residents and business leaders Norma Thatcher and Mike Schmidtmann, stressed the value they placed on being able to speak in public. Ta’Mia Carrier, 13 of Warrenton, said that she appreciated what the program had done for her already. “I wanted to learn how to speak in front of a group and be more comfortable doing it,” she said, a sentiment echoed by Teddy Pollard, 13 of Warrenton. Others said that it was the emphasis on leadership that attracted them to Eaglets. “One of my things is leadership,” said Jeremiah Islar, 13 of Warrenton, “and to be a leader, you have to have the ability to speak in public. If you’re a leader, people are looking at you, and if you do something wrong, people notice, so you have to be on top of things.” Patnaude said that the program is different from many others because of how young the participants are. “It’s somewhat of a revolutionary program because it takes middle school children, in the heart of their biggest growth spurt, and teaches them what it means to be an Eagle. If they successfully complete all the lessons – while maintaining a “B” average and “Behaving”, they get ready to start their second year, the year where they have to run a successful business. Once that is completed, they become Eagles,” he added. “And when you’re an Eagle, you’re an Eagle for life.” Ten local students currently are in the program, getting ready to start their second year. “The second year of the Eaglet program is an entrepreneurial program in which each student, or group of two or three, are to successfully run a business under the guidance of a local business leader. We need volunteers from the business community in the area who are passionate about working with these small groups of young leaders for six months. “In California, two of the Eaglets ran a community garden, E.A.G.L.E.T.S. continued on page 14 Warrenton Lifestyle
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and the products were sold at a farmers market,” Patnaude continued. “Two others had a dog-walking and grooming business. The most successful business involved three typical 12-year-olds who knew more about technology than your average adult so they created a consulting business for parents. ‘How to get rid of the flashing 12 o’clock’ was their slogan. They charged $10 an hour, and they made a lot of money, all of which is given back to the foundation. It’s not for them to keep. It’s their way of supporting youth in the future.” The program is free for the youth participants and the mentors are unpaid. “I have used some of my professional trainers as teachers from the Patnaude Group Inc., but mostly we rely on volunteers to deliver the program and to serve on the board and various c o m m it t e e s,” Patnaude stated. “Almost all of the money we raise goes directly to the program.”
For Anthony Pinn, 13 of Warrenton, the prospect of starting a business at his age is intriguing, and it has him thinking long-term. “They told us that we would be making money that has to go back to the foundation, but I was thinking that when I get to high school, I will have a business mentor who will help me, and I can save money and go to college and get my degrees and come back and open my new business,” he explained. All six interviewed -- Ta’Mia Carrier, Brittany Davis, Armani Calands, Teddy Pollard, Jeremiah Islar and Anthony Pinn -- reported that they intend to start their own businesses when they are old enough. “I think that if I run my own business, I will be able to control things a little bit better,”
Discovering no interest from the public schools, the first Fauquier Eaglets were recruited at the Boys and Girls Club in Warrenton. The program meets three hours a week on Wednesdays during the program calendar. “We’re taking applications for a new group that will start in January under Norma Thatcher’s direction,” Patnaude said. “Anyone can apply, but we will take 15 at most.” Right now the first Eaglet class entering their second year is pondering what each will do in terms of opening a business this year. “When we all get together and work hard, we can accomplish something really big,” said Brittany Davis, 12, of Warrenton. 14
Davis said. Patnaude said that he faced many more difficulties when he was running the Eaglets program in California than he has in Fauquier. “In California, drugs were an issue and our rules then were that you couldn’t get pregnant, you couldn’t use drugs and you couldn’t be in a gang; we had gang members who had to give all that up to be an Eaglet,” he remembered. “These were really tough neighborhoods … drive-by shootings and murder were not uncommon. I asked one boy, ‘Robert, have you ever experienced violence?’ and he said, ‘Last month. My father was
gunned down in our front yard. I saw it.” “I was horrified”, continued Patnaude. “I thought, ‘I live such a sheltered life. Here’s a kid who lives on the other side of the freeway from me who’s got more life experiences in some ways than I do.’” He dealt with kids who were called “at-risk” kids in California. Here, it’s a different story, but the same program. “I think of these students as ‘at risk of not achieving their potential,’ and that’s a terrible thing,” he explained. Patnaude said that he has seen remarkable changes in kids who went through the program in California. “Those participants learned leadership practices. They also became public speakers, better than most adults because they had to deliver a talk at their graduation to a live audience of 300. Their final talk referred to their project for the year, what they’d experienced and how they would use the lessons learned. It was the most fulfilling event of the year for me. I watched these kids go from sixthgraders to seventhor eighth-graders, mature dramatically, and then hear them speak with such passion and poise. It was very moving. “One of the California kids recognized one of her mentors awhile back,” he continued. “She went from an eighth-grader to 30 years old, and shared with him; ‘I still think about those days as the most important days in my life.’”
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In a former movie house on the grounds of the decommissioned Vint Hill Army Base near Warrenton, the Fauquier Community Theatre stages an ever-changing slate of ambitious plays geared to satisfy the broad tastes of the community. Over the last year, more than 6,000 patrons visited the intimate World War II-era theater, which seats approximately 200 people. “Our audiences have been growing, and we’re always trying to reach out to new people,” says Don Richardson, board chairman of the nonprofit theater organization. “We do five productions from October through May. This year we have two distinctly different musicals (“Godspell” and “Into the Woods”), a holiday show (“A Christmas Carol”), a comedy (“The Man Who Came to Dinner”) and a mystery (Agatha Christie’s “And Then There Were None”), so there’s a little bit of everything.”
Ticket prices range from $13-$17, depending on the show and ticket category. The most economical way to enjoy the full line-up is to buy a season subscription, which allows theatergoers to see all five plays for the cost of four. Regular attendees will notice some cosmetic improvements in the structure when the new season debuts. The lobby has been repainted, for instance, but other enhancements, such as new chairs, carpeting and upgrades to the restrooms, dressing rooms and air conditioning remain on the theater’s wish list. During the summer months, FCT has been broadening its outreach efforts to area youth through its Summer Youth Showcase, which provides a forum for young actors of all ages to perform and participate in behind-the-scenes aspects of theater production. FCT is also expanding its offerings of classes and camps, such as a weeklong drama camp offered this past summer.
A “Godspell” Revival The 2011-2012 season kicks off with the high-energy musical “Godspell,” an exuberant, hippie-inspired spin on biblical parables. In addition to color-drenched costumes, whimsical props and eclectic choreography, the play is well known for its beloved musical score, including the popular 1970s hits, “Day by Day,” “Learn Your Lessons Well” and “Turn Back, O Man.” Performed by an ensemble cast, the play is anchored by Jacob Lash in the role of Jesus and Matt Enders, playing the dual role of John the Baptist/Judas Iscariot. “This is a show that gives the actors a chance to really be creative,” says “Godspell” director, Evelyn Rice. “It’s fun for them to perform and fun for people to watch.” “A lot of the actors in this cast are musical theater actors,” Rice adds. “Many have come from all over Northern Virginia to perform this show. We were able to give everyone a solo, which is great. You can’t always do that in a musical.” Ironically, the mid-October opening of FCT’s presentation of “Godspell” coincides with the musical’s re-emergence on the national stage. The classic musical from Stephen Schwartz, 16
award-winning producer of “Wicked” and “Pippin,” opens Oct. 13 for previews on Broadway. FCT’s production opens the following day. Rice says the decision to stage “Godspell” was “just a coincidence.” Still, it could lead to renewed interest in the play’s engaging score and timeless messages about friendship, loyalty and love. “I’m a huge fan of our cast and crew,” Rice says. They are working very hard to put on the highest quality show for the community. This show will have a lot of humor, a dash of sadness, jubilation, excellent dancing, exceptional singing, some magic, pretty lights and a guaranteed great time for all who come to see it.” Performances of “Godspell” are scheduled for Oct. 13-16, 21-23 and 27-30. Curtain time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights is 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Tickets range from $15 (students and senior citizens) to $17 (adults) and can be purchased and printed online at fctstage.org or by calling 540-349-8760. On Thursday, October 13th students and teachers will be half-price with valid ID. Warrenton Lifestyle
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Fauquier High School Theatre will present its 10th Annual Festival of OneActs on October 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and on October 30 at 2 p.m. in the Addison Lightfoot Auditorium. This year’s student-directed one-acts feature three comedies, including one by an FHS alumnus, one “American fable” about immortality, and one student-written musical. One of the five plays will represent FHS in this year’s Evergreen District One-Act Play Festival on November 5, hosted by Liberty High School. Director Bailey Hutchinson (Class of 2012) will present The Hungerers, by acclaimed playwright William Saroyan. From www. samuelfrench.com: “The hunger of these hungerers is not a hunger for bread alone, although that hunger is beautiful enough. It is a hunger for immortality. The simple immortality which comes about when human beings rid themselves of all world-imposed absurdities and know the foolishness of pride.” The cast features: Kyra Manor, Daneel Patel, Will Rodenberg, Annalise Sears, and Annamaria Ward. Danielle DiLisi serves as stage manager for the production. Thomas Hooker (Class of 2013) directs Christopher Durang’s For Whom The Southern Belle Tolls, a parody of the Tennessee Williams play The Glass Menagerie. In this version, young and fragile Lawrence must endure his mother Amanda’s overbearing interference in his life, when all he really wants to do is play with his collection of glass cocktail stirrers. She attempts to set him up on a date with the Feminine Caller, Ginny, who works with her son, Tom. The cast includes: Ellen Wilson as Amanda; Sage Maxwell as Lawrence; Andrew 18
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You can sit fuming in stalled traffic on Route 66, spend $200 for a pair of Kennedy Center Concert tickets, pay $20 for parking and another $50 for lunch. Or you can pay $25 for a first class seat at a Piedmont Symphony Orchestra concert minutes from your home, where parking is free, intermission refreshments are on the house, and a complimentary afterperformance buffet allows you to mingle with the musicians and meet the soloists.
a Rock-Orchestra Concert, an off-beat event which played to packed houses and standing ovations; the orchestra will offer a similar performance in June of 2012. For this season Quader plans a collaboration with the acclaimed Fairfax Ballet Company at two of the winter concerts: in December, excerpts from the Nutcracker Suite, and in February, Swan Lake Suite.
“I serve up the refreshments at intermission,” says Connie Lyons, a Board member and Recording Secretary, “and at every performance I hear people saying, ‘What a relief! Now I don’t have to drive all the way into Washington to hear a great performance of gorgeous music.’ Concert goers are amazed at the quality of our soloists; Glenn Quader (Music Director) routinely brings in people with international reputations.” This year the PSO was voted Best Local Entertainment/Band in Warrenton Lifestyle’s annual Best of Warrenton Competition.
and John Rutter’s Suite Fantastique. The February concert on February 19, in addition to Swan Lake, will showcase the talents of the area’s young musicians in the orchestra’s highly competitive Young People’s Competition. On April 15 “Bohemian Rhapsody” will be an all-Dvorak event, including the magnificent Cello Concerto in B minor as well as Slavonic Dances and the rousing, triumphant Symphony No. 8. “Floating World,” presented on June 9, will be “a progressive rock-orchestral journey” and will include Hovannes’ Floating World and Danielpour’s Celestial Light.
Founded sixteen years ago on an inspired whim by the orchestra’s first conductor, Michael Hughes, the group will open its new season, Ethos, on Sunday, October 30. “The Heavenly Life” will include Strauss’ Death and Transfiguration” and Mahler’s stirring Symphony No. 4. Music Director Glenn Quader, who took over from Hughes in 2007, is known throughout the Northern Virginia area as an innovative imaginative musician. In June of 2008 he brought Fauquier County its first-ever performance of an opera, a littleknown work by Puccini called “Le Villi,” in collaboration with American Society for Puccini Studies. In 2009 he presented 20
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All performances are at The Highland School’s Rice Center for the Arts. Afternoon concerts begin at 3:00 PM; the two evening shows start at 7:00 PM. Series subscriptions can be purchased on the symphony’s website, www. piedmontsymphonyorchestra.org; prices range from 112.50 for adults seated in the center all the way down to $22.50 for students. Senior citizens get a generous price break. Single tickets can be bought at the door on the day of the performance and range from $25 (adults, center section) to $5 (students). Warrenton Lifestyle
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more balanced individual through the passion and happiness radiating from others. Gerry Eitner, Founder of Communites of Peace, explained her first initial spark of the idea of the organization, “I thought what would it be like if there was a whole community, where people were concerned about their inner peace and how they were interacting with each other. “The true essence of the individual would be coming forward, and just by doing that it’s a natural contribution to the community. A full expression of yourself.” Holding the honor of being identified as the first Community of Peace, Warrenton has proven to be an excellent founder. Through projects and programs connecting school age children, businesses and organizations our town has worked to become more peaceful. A symbol of our dedication to peace can be seen at Rady Park, where a Peace Pole and a Peace Garden were placed for enjoyment and encouragement. Within twelve months a community can be dedicated as a Community of Peace by completing five steps that were created to enhance each community’s specific goals. This allows separate communities the flexibility to decide what is important in their area and gives them the freedom to create and focus on their own plan for peace. Peace Forums were developed to help aid communities through this process by guiding them through what they value. Issues like diversity, energy efficiency, sustainability, food preparedness, and local/ organic gardening tend to be main community concerns. Ten communities in the United States have taken on various elements of the program and internationally
Afghanistan, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Costa Rica have participated. After obtaining the title of peace it is hoped that the community will continue their ongoing programs and share ideas with other areas that have not yet worked towards peace. Since its dedication, Warrenton has been putting most of its effort in children. “To provide a format for people to identify themselves as peacemakers at the earliest possible age, the means to evoke each persons unique nature, and a platform for participants to contribute their unique positive contributions of peace into their community,” reads their mission statement. This statement provides the foundation for individuals to begin the journey looking inward to project outward. The programs influence came from children because they embrace ideal characteristics like innocence, kindness, creativity and acceptance. Working with a younger audience enables the participants to utilize their already flourishing attributes. As they continue to grow and mature their ideas and concepts are shared with their peers with the hope of spreading the message. Communities of Peace has an impressive worldwide program that was initiated by the request of a child. “The flavor and innocence and purity of the child, which I believe is the true nature of who you are,” Eitner said. “That’s where we want to get you back to, and so we start with children. Then we gradually move to the next child or inner child of an adult.” The Children’s Cloth of Many Colors, a major project for the organization, was simply suggested by an eight year old wanting to share her perspective as well as her peers’. Children would make this cloth and it would contain their visions and feelings of peace. Within Warrenton, hundreds of children participated from churches, schools both private and public, scout troops, the Boys and Girls Club, home school children and the homeless shelter. To date the quilt is over one-third Peace continued on page 26
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of a mile long, with thousands of children from twenty-five different countries and twenty-two U.S. states submitting pieces. Astonishingly, similarities between the pieces began to show different languages, situations, religions, and ways of life - smiles, balloons, birds, nature, and shining suns were all present within the fabric strips. This growing project seems to mesmerize children with the thought of their quilt joining others from across the world, all expressing the same idea. The power of the cloth can be seen when its displayed at its fullest. It’s been shown in Washington, D.C. a number of times. In March of 2007, the quilt was set up on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building and it was suggested the quilt be arranged in the shape of a peace sign. Once positioned a circle was formed by joining hands and for fifteen minutes singing and prayers took place for peace. The quilt was packed up and taken back to Warrenton for safekeeping. The following day Capitol Police made a call to the Eitner suggesting they had backed the quilt pieces with fertilizer because for two full weeks the grass was growing greener in the shape of a peace symbol! Eitner insisted that they did not do any such thing, claiming it to be a miracle. Communities of Peace has also sponsored children in Warrenton to go to the capital to speak. They’ve worked closely with the Boys and Girls Club and sent children from there to speak at the Israeli Embassy where they discussed the peace projects they had been working on. They brought children to the State Department for an environmental event where they received a private tour. At this same event one child was able to speak with the Secretary of State about an environmental project. Warrenton children also collaborated with the Ethiopian Embassy to create a section of the Children’s Cloth of Many Colors. The organization also had a child present at the United Nations Conference on
Children and the Environment, where five hundred children from fifty-five different countries were present. Children at Highland School became the first involved in the Emissary of Peace program. It began as an exploration of what inner peace meant to the children. As the children became more comfortable they began to open up with inventive ideas. One fourth grader suggested they reach out to children in Afghanistan, which lead to an exchange program between two schools. Highland students made a quilt section and backed it with the American Flag as a sign of freedom and sent it along with other gifts to an Afghan school and created a relationship between them. P.B. Smith students initiated a sister school program with Afghanistan children. They also exchanged sections of the cloth and letters as well as contributed over one thousand dollars to purchase school supplies to send to the children. Communities of Peace is an innovative organization dedicated to bringing peace into a community by sharing it through individuals. Rather than depending on government and legislation to define and negotiate peace, the organization’s approach puts responsibility on the individual. This organization is open to everyone at any age. Their programs, classes and retreats have impacted our community as a whole. Warrenton will continue to be a Community of Peace. An organizational meeting will be held on Sunday, October 30 from 3:00 pm-5:00 pm and will touch on their most recent trip to South Africa. Please email communitiesofpeace@ gmail.com or call (540)341-2859 for more information or to rsvp. Their website is www.communitiesofpeace.org check it out to find out what events or programs that are available in our community.
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chores. Obviously, he was a complete misfit. Nobody could, or necessarily wanted to, compete with the likes of him. But I could get usually outshine his grades in any academic scuffle, even without the inherent interest. The late seventies and the early 80’s were a time when there was a surge to push women and minorities in the STEM sort of fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). If you were female and non-white, you had double the obligation to pursue something “more worthwhile” than English. If you were the child of Indian parents, no one specifically said you had to go into engineering or medicine. You looked at your grades. You looked at the starting salaries. It was simply understood. It was understood in the same way that you never needed to discuss whether or when you might ever be dating. That, too, was understood. Dating and English. These things were simply not done. They were tacitly understood to be verboten. If Stephen Brubaker was going to be a scientist (as if he weren’t one already, even if just as a dilettante), that would be natural. If I weren’t going to pursue engineering or a “hard science,” that would be unforgivable. That was the seminal moment, I think, when I knew that the piece of paper I eventually carried with me from my college was going to say engineering. Of course, “the question” of going to college was never even a question. You needed to eat to live, right? Did you ever wonder whether you should eat? From that point forward, it was summers of free engineering camps, privately and/or publicly funded by some consortium that was going to open the gates and let women and minorities have a crack at engineering. We got it all: classes, dorm housing, dining hall food, trips, everything – hosted at our nearest engineering school. I got to spend several weeks every summer with bright,
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If people who are passionate about their work are considered fortunate, then Susan Koonts is downright blessed. Thirty-five years into a rewarding first career as a flight attendant, she has plunged headfirst into a second one that has her closer to home, and it’s turning out to be the more rewarding one.
combined with several stretches of lean global economic times challenged airlines’ bottom lines. Among the ramifications: fewer workers, more crowded planes, the added security hassles at airports, and an overall less fun experience for traveler and flight attendant alike.
Despite the 16-hour days that being a flight attendant required, Koonts developed and maintained a passion for her job and the perks it brought. “It was an interesting career for the first 25 years,” Koonts said. “We stayed in the best places, and airport security wasn’t crazy like it is now. It was fun. Once your work day was done and you were in some faraway place, it was all about how much fun you could have.”
Through it all, Koonts—whose diminutive stature belies her bountiful enthusiasm—kept smiling. Part of her secret was a regular fitness routine, whether she was on the road or between trips. She belonged to a gym and wore out a collection of Jane Fonda videotapes. Koonts and her husband relocated to Warrenton from Alexandria, and Koonts brought her passion for fitness along.
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FAUQUIER FARM TOUR The 2011 Fauquier Fall Farm Tour has eight stops in the southern region of the county. The self-guided tour is open from 10AM to 5PM, Saturday, October 8, 2011. Farm Tour brochures will be available at the Warrenton/Fauquier Visitors Center, Agricultural Development office and Virginia Cooperative Extension office. The brochures will also be available at any farm tour stop and on-line. The great diversity of the county’s agriculture is demonstrated on the Farm Tour. Many farm animals can be seen on the tour including cows and calves, alpacas and hunting hounds. In addition, check out the county’s newest Farm Market and winery. Many other educational exhibits will be included. Food will be available at some locations. Please contact the Agricultural Development Department for more information: (540)422-8280.
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Soon, she was taking classes at a local gym, and struck up a friendship with Kim Forsten, one of the teachers. Forsten went on to buy the gym, and then built her own in 1996; Old Town Athletic Club (OTAC) was born, and Koonts came along. One new wrinkle that OTAC offered was mat Pilates classes, and Koonts took to them quickly. She also became certified to teach Cyntergy classes, which combine yoga and Pilates. Forsten soon decided that she wanted to incorporate Pilates “apparatus” classes into OTAC’s offerings, and when a Pilates teacher she was renting space to decided to move on in 2003, Forsten had her chance. All she needed was a teacher.
involve yourself with learning, you will teach the same routine over and over again. You won’t progress in the work.” Developed in the first half of the 20th century by Joseph Pilates, Pilates is a physical fitness system that focuses on controlled movement centered in a strong core. While it technically can be broken down into a series of exercises, Koonts is quick to point out that it’s much more than that. “It’s about the lengthening and connecting the deep muscles of the body,” she explained. “We talk about the core, but the core is the deep muscle of the body, like the core of the earth. It takes a little understanding to be able to do it right.”
“That’s when Kim asked me if I was willing to get trained in Pilates,” Koonts recalled. “I was already teaching Cyntergy. I had taken Pilates but never taught it.” In May 2005, following completion of her required classes and more than 300 hours of student teaching and apprenticing, Koonts had her certificate. Her first career came in handy; once certified, she’d bid trips to Pilates hotbeds like California and New York to pick up short classes and expand her knowledge. In September 2008, OTAC moved from its original Keith Street location to its current Walker Drive address. The change meant more teaching opportunities for Koonts; Forsten set aside space for an entire Pilates studio. Meanwhile, the airlines were suffering through an economic downturn, and Koonts was presented with an opportunity: take a voluntary furlough from her flight attendant job but keep her seniority and benefits. Secure in the knowledge that she could always to back to the airline when they recalled the furloughed flight attendants, Koonts gave up her paycheck and became a full-time Pilates instructor. While her work is very different than when she was airborne, she’s still looking after people—and she’s never been happier. “It’s really a positive feeling,” Koonts said of her Pilates instruction. “It is hard to put into words…knowing that someone is walking out of here saying they feel good, and that all of your hard work pays off. You feel successful when you know you’ve reached your goal to making someone feel better.” One big difference between her careers is the passion she feels for the subject matter itself. Nothing against the airlines, but bringing the joy of Pilates to her students’ lives trumps the miracle of heavier-than-air flight. “Pilates is a process,” Koonts explained. “It grows. Getting certified was just the beginning. If you don’t continually 34
Originally, the exercises appealed primarily to dancers. Today, Koonts shares her passion with a variety of students, from those that have fallen in love with it and made it a part of their regular routine to those who are doing it as part of a physical therapy regimen. “If you don’t know what it is you might come in because you’re curious, or you heard it strengthens your core,” she said. “Many doctors recommend it for back pain, and physical therapists use Pilates, too. That’s the joy in the work—seeing people improve physically.” Koonts continues to take Pilates instructor classes, and she’s still officially a United employee. She expects the former to continue, while the latter probably will change in the near future. Asked what the chances are she’ll ever fly again for a living, Koonts doesn’t hesitate: “Slim to none,” she says with a smile. One retirement down; one more career to go. For more information on Susan Koonts or Warrenton Pilates, visit www.otacfitness.com. Warrenton Lifestyle
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Warrenton’s ‘Extra Billy’ Smith A life well-lived as a lawyer, entrepreneur, soldier and statesman By John T. Toler
Col. Billy Smith was in his mid-60s when he began his military career.
hile much has been written about native sons Chief Justice John Marshall and Col. John S. Mosby, less is known about Gov. William “Extra Billy” Smith, of Warrenton, whose long and interesting life spanned nearly all of the 19th century. In addition to his two terms as governor of Virginia and service as a general officer in the Confederate Army, he owned and operated multi-state stagecoach and steamship lines, and participated in establishing California’s statehood. Monte Rosa, once a 300-acre plantation on The Springs Road just outside of Warrenton, was Billy Smith’s home base from when it was built c. 1845 until he died there in 1887. After passing from the family in 1895 to other owners, it is now the property of Mr. Michael Macdonald, who lovingly maintains the 6-acre property. Billy Smith was born on Sept. 6, 1797, at Marengo, in King George County, the son of Col. Caleb Smith and Mary Waugh
Smith. His parents died while he was quite young, and Billy was sent to live with the family of Judge John Williams Green in Fredericksburg. He later studied law under Judge Green and J. L. Moore of Warrenton, and was licensed to practice law in Culpeper County in August 1819. In 1821, he married Elizabeth Bell of Belle Park, near Culpeper. The couple would have eleven children, seven of whom would live to adulthood. In 1827, Billy established a mail coach service running between Fairfax and Culpeper. He soon extended the service from Washington, D.C. to Milledgeville, Georgia (then the capital of Georgia). It was during this time that he apparently earned the nickname “Extra Billy,” in reference to the extra charges he collected allowed under his postal contracts. He started a steamboat service, running between Richmond and Washington, D.C. in 1835, followed by a second line between Norfolk and Baltimore and a third between Pensacola, Fla. and Galveston, Texas. BILLY SMITH continued on page 44
The Large stable was built about the same time as Monte Rosa. Horses used to pull “Extra Billy’s” stagecoaches were kept there. Fauquier Historical Society.
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A life in politics
Billy Smith’s political career began in 1836, when he was elected to the Virginia Senate as a Democrat. He was an activist senator, challenging the existing state banking system, which he believed was inefficient and corrupt, and had contributed to the Panic of 1837. Always standing by his principles, he became a political force to be reckoned with. In 1841, Sen. Smith resigned from the senate to run for a seat in the U.S. Congress, representing the Culpeper District in the U.S. House of Representatives. He won easily, and quickly became involved in national affairs. By the election of 1844, Rep. Smith had so annoyed the Whig Party in Virginia that they redrew the borders of his district, placing him in an area dominated by their party. Their scheme worked, and a small majority defeated Rep. Smith. However, his colleagues in Virginia’s Democratic Party were aware of his capabilities, and he was chosen as their candidate for governor in the 1845 election, which he won. It was at about this time that the growing Smith family moved to Warrenton, where they built Monte Rosa and the large brick stable behind the man house for the horses used in the stagecoach relays. Gov. Smith’s first challenge in office was coming up with plans to provide troops and materiel from Virginia to fight in the Mexican War. The experience he gained in recruiting and equipping the three regiments would serve Gov. Smith well in the future. During his first term, Gov. Smith effectively promoted expansion of Virginia’s fledgling railroad system as a way to unite the state, pushed for a uniform free school district system supported by county taxes, and promoted foreign trade. By the time he left the Governor’s Mansion on Jan. 1, 1849, 44
Billy Smith’s wealth was severely diminished. He decided to join his son, James Caleb Smith, who had a successful law practice in San Francisco. While there, he made shrewd real estate investments, adding to his wealth. When California was admitted to the Union in 1850, Billy was the delegate from San Francisco at the first Democratic convention, held in May 1851. Hitting his stride in California politics, he was unanimously elected president of the convention. In 1852, he ran for the Democratic nomination for a U.S. Senate seat from California, but lost to John B. Weller. After three exciting years on the West Coast, Billy had made enough money to pay off his debts back in Virginia, as well as securing an annual income of $18,000 from his investments in California. He returned to Warrenton on Jan. 1, 1853. Sons James Caleb and William Henry Smith had also made their fortunes in California, and used some of their money to build the California House on the corner of Hotel and Court streets. The building was first used as Billy’s law office, and later as the residence of his daughter, Mary Amelia Smith. In 1853, his friends urged Billy to run for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives in the newly formed 7th Congressional District. He won the election after a tough campaign against Whig candidate Edgar Snowden, but he would have preferred to serve in the Senate. “It was little more than a bear garden in the House, and I had no wish to share in its stormy deliberations,” he wrote in his memoirs. Billy Smith was re-elected three times, and participated in such “stormy deliberations” as the long running KansasNebraska debates. But after Pres. Abraham Lincoln issued his call for the use of force against secession states after the shelling of Ft. Sumter, Billy Smith and his Southern colleagues left Washington for home – and the War. BILLY SMITH continued on page 46 Warrenton Lifestyle
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Elizabeth Bell Smith (d. 1879), wife of “Extra Billy” and mother of their 11 children. BILLY SMITH continued from page 44
Fighting for the South
Although he was 64 years old and had never spent a day in uniform, Billy Smith applied to Gov. John Letcher for a colonel’s position in the 49th Virginia Volunteers. Letcher felt that Billy was too old to serve, and initially refused. “In my sixty-fourth year and wholly unacquainted with drill or tactics, my military prospects were anything but flattering,” he wrote. “Yet I thought I knew how to manage men.” This ability was borne out early on the morning of June 1, 1861, while Billy was at Fairfax Courthouse visiting the Warrenton Rifles, commanded by Capt. John Quincy Marr. At about 3 a.m., Co. B of the 2nd United States Dragoons attacked the village, driving the Confederates back to where Billy was quartered. The Warrenton Rifles initially formed a skirmish line and fought back, but Capt. Marr was killed early in the exchange of fire, and half of his company joined the retreat toward Manassas Junction. At that point, Billy had been awakened, and picked up his rifle to join the fight. He joined the 47 members of the Warrenton Rifles who still remained, and after determining that their commander was missing, shouted, “Boys, you know me, follow me.” The men formed up in two lines, and Billy marched them to the 46
turnpike, where they confronted the Union forces that were returning to the village. Billy assembled the troops behind a fence, and on his command, opened fire on the dragoons. The enemy cavalry retreated, and Billy ordered the men to advance, as he sought a better firing position. They caught the confused and disorganized Union cavalry on a road enclosed by fences on both sides, effectively trapping them. Quickly firing and reloading, the Warrenton Rifles killed about 30 Union soldiers, losing only one of their own in the battle – Capt. Marr. Following the action at Fairfax, Billy Smith was commissioned a colonel in the 49th Regiment of the Virginia Infantry. Less than two months later, Billy’s regiment figured prominently the First Battle of Manassas. Poorly equipped and at first held in reserve, the 49th took a position on Henry House hill. They were soon combined with other companies, and ordered into battle by Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard, who at that point feared that the battle had been lost. Union Gen. Samuel B. Heintzelman mistakenly thought they were friendly forces, and the 49th easily approached Rickett’s Battery, positioned on a hilltop and protected by New York Zouaves. As they waited for the order to attack, Billy gave them a rousing speech. In what is considered the first bayonet charge of the Civil War, Billy’s regiment pressed forward through a curtain of grapeshot and rifle fire, but within ten minutes had stormed the hill and captured the battery. About one-third of the regiment was killed, wounded or missing, but the elimination of the Union battery and the rout of the Zouaves proved to be a pivotal point in the battle. Following the First Battle of Manassas, Billy’s regiment remained in the Manassas Junction area until mid-November, at which point he was elected to the Confederate Congress – although he never campaigned for the office. The following February he left the unit to serve in the legislature in Richmond. While he was gone, the 49th
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participated in the Peninsula Campaign and the Siege of Yorktown. Upon the adjournment of the Confederate Congress in April, Billy returned to his regiment and was unanimously re-elected Colonel of the 49th Infantry. He then resigned his political office to serve in the Confederate Army full-time. Between May 1862 and August 1863, Billy led his men in some of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War in defense of Richmond, including Seven Pines, where the regiment fought gallantly but lost one-third of its men; Frayser’s Farm, and Malvern Hill. Closer to home, they fought in the Second Battle of Manassas and the Battle of Ox Hill. It was during the Battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg) in October 1862 that Billy was badly wounded. During the battle, the 49th was charged with protecting Gen. “Stonewall” Jackson’s left flank against an overwhelming Union force. Capt. John R. Philips witnessed the fight and recalled, “The aged and brave ‘Extra Billy’ Smith, with his snow white locks waving in the morning breeze and his face as placid as the silver moon, cried out, ‘Give it to them, my boys!’” Badly wounded in the left shoulder and leg, it appeared that Billy would not survive. He was brought to Selma, the home of Dr. and Mrs. Peyton Grymes BILLY SMITH continued on page 48 Warrenton Lifestyle
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near Orange Court House, where his condition slowly improved. His wife joined him there in late October, and by Dec. 12, 1863, the Smiths departed Selma for Richmond. After a brief stay there, they returned to Monte Rosa, where he continued his recovery. In an odd twist, Mrs. Smith had previously cared for a seriously ill federal clerk at Monte Rosa. When the clerks returned to Monte Rosa for a surprise visit, she asked them not to reveal her husband’s presence. They willingly Monte Rosa, as it appeared after Billy Smith’s death in 1887. Note the original front porch complied, and Billy recuperated right and stairway. The property was purchased by James K. Maddox in 1895 and renamed Neptune under the noses of the federal occupying Lodge. Fauquier Historical Society. force. On April 6, 1863, Billy was promoted July 3, the 49th Infantry was ordered by to the rank of brigadier general, and Gen. Early to support Maj. Gen. Edward returned to the field to command Johnson’s division in front of Culp’s Hill. During the retreat from Gettysburg, the Fourth Brigade, which included Battered by federal artillery and musket the 13th, 49th, 52nd and 58th Virginia fire, Johnson’s assault was turned back, Billy Smith learned that he had been elected governor of Virginia, even regiments. Three months later, Billy with heavy casualties. though he was unaware the fact that he would participate in his last great battle Years after the battle, Maj. R. W. had even been a candidate. He asked – Gettysburg – under the command of Hunter of Johnson’s Division praised for a 90-day leave, and returned to Gen. Robert E. Lee. Gen. Billy Smith and his men, stating Warrenton, where he learned in August Billy marched three of his regiments “…there was no more lustrous example north, arriving in Gettysburg on July 1, of personal prowess and patriotic that he had been promoted to Major 1863. There he had a friendly encounter devotion, on any of our battlefields, General in the Provisional Army. This added responsibility included with citizens of the town, stopping in than Gov. Smith exhibited on that traveling around the South, recruiting the town square and giving a speech. memorable occasion. … Taking the This caused a disagreement with his highest position he could find, he more men to serve in the army and commanding officer, Gen. Jubal A. Early, harangued each regiment as it double- persuading deserters to return to their units. On Dec. 31, 1863, he resigned his who angrily broke up the festivities. quicked past into the arena of blood commission to focus his entire energies The epic battle quickly ensued, with and fire.” Billy’s regiments participating in the BILLY SMITH continued on page 50 action driving the federals from the town. As Confederate regiments under Gen. Early, Gen. Richard Ewell and Gen. Robert E. Rodes attacked Union forces on Cemetery Hill, Billy mistakenly reported that an enemy force was moving on his front. In response, two of Gen. John B. Gordon’s brigades were sent to back up Billy’s troops, resulting in five Confederate regiments ending up in the wrong place at a pivotal point in the first day of the battle. Over the next two days, Gen. Billy Smith’s regiments acquitted themselves well, repelling Union cavalry on the York The Governor’s House in Richmond as it appeared in 1865, during Gov. Smith’s second term. turnpike, and providing skirmishers and Virginia State Library. support for the Confederate cavalry. On
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In 1875, Fauquier County voters elected Billy as their representative in the Virginia House of Delegates, where he served until 1879. He spent the next eight years in quiet retirement at Monte Rosa, being cared for in his final years by his daughter, Mary Amelia. He died on May 18, 1887. The following day, a funeral service was held at St. James Episcopal Church in Warrenton, and on May 20, his remains were taken by train to Richmond, where he lay in state in the rotunda of the Capitol Building. After many tributes and eulogies, “Extra Billy” Smith was buried in Richmond’s Hollywood Cemetery. While much was said following his passing, perhaps the best description of Gov./Gen. William “Extra Billy” Smith are Current owner of Monte Rosa, also known as Neptune Lodge, is found in a letter written by fellow Warrentonian Gen. W. H. Michael Macdonald. The property, including the house and brick stable, Payne to Billy’s son, Thomas: “Your father was the poorest hater I ever knew. Although occupies six of the original 300 acres. no man passed through fiercer conflicts, I do not believe he BILLY SMITH continued from page 48 carried an unhealed wound. The uniform kindness with which he spoke of his adversaries, the lurking affection with which he on governing Virginia – at a time when nearly half of the state seemed to regard most of them, used to amaze me… I thought was under federal control. him the most amiable man I ever knew.” His inauguration took place on Jan. 1, 1864, and in his address, he touched on many issues including the isolation of the South, the huge shortages of men and materiel faced by the military, and the profiteering practiced by some in the state. Knowing that the controls he wanted would be unpopular, he added, “I may seem to have abandoned some of my old and cherished positions, but I only yield to the extraordinary circumstances which surround us.” Indeed, the situation only became more desperate as the Union Army under Gen. U.S. Grant continued to close in. When Gov. Smith’s efforts to set up a reserve militia to protect Richmond were thwarted by the General Assembly, it was clear the end was near. With the Union Army about to enter Richmond, on April 3, 1865, Gov. Smith and his staff evacuated first to Lynchburg, and then to Danville, the temporary state capital. At Danville, he learned of Gen. Lee’s surrender at Appomattox, and the $25,000 reward authorized by Union Secretary of War E. W. Stanton for his arrest as “the Rebel governor.” The reward complicated the granting of his parole, which finally took place in mid-June. His last official act of governor After the August 2011 earthquake, Mr. Macdonald found a large was to turn over all state property to Francis H. Pierpont, who crack in the corner of the stable. had been the governor of Virginia in those parts of the state that had remained loyal to the Union (West Virginia). The Smiths returned to Warrenton, to find Monte Rosa, Author John Toler is a writer and historian like most of Fauquier County, devastated by four years of war. and has served Fauquier County for over 50 Calling on a relative in California, he liquidated his assets in years, including 4 decades with the Fauquierthe West, which provided money to live on, and to renovate Times Democrat. He has written and lectured Monte Rosa. about many legendary characters in Fauquier Due to postwar legislation, Billy was not allowed to vote or County’s history. Toler is the co-author of 250 run for office for several years; however, when full amnesty Years in Fauquier County: A Virginia Story, for Confederate officers was passed in 1872, he became active and author of Warrenton, Virginia: A History of 200 Years in politics again, and was briefly considered as the Virginia Conservative Party’s candidate for governor in 1873. 50
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A Taste of Warrenton The Best in Dining & Entertainment The Warrenton Lifestyle dining guide provides information on Warrenton area restaurants and nightspots. The brief comments are not intended as reviews but merely as characterizations. We made every effort to get accurate information but recommend that you call ahead to verify hours and reservation needs. Listings include Best of Warrenton award winners as well as advertisers and40/0/20/0 non-advertisers. Please contact us if you 81/100/36/38 47/68/85/60 41/24/73/2 60/90/0/0 believe any information provided is inaccurate. Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar (540) 341-2044 105 W Lee Hwy M-Thu: 11am-11pm, F-Sat: 11pm-12am Sun: 11am-10pm Full-service friendly, affordable restaurant chain. Offers salad bar, lunch combos, and Carside-To-Go service. Comfortable atmosphere for all ages. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar. Casual dress. www.applebees.com
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Broadview Lanes (540) 878-5383 272 Broadview Avenue M - Thu 8:30am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 8:30am - 2am; Sun 11am - 10pm The grill at the local bowling alley provides a great grill at great prices for any meal including breakfast. Sandwiches, subs, burgers and hotdogs along with side dishes from onion rings to chicken tenders. Children’s menu. Beer and wine available.
Burger King (540) 347-3199 34 Broadview Ave. Locally owned and operated Burger King. Home of the Whopper. Have campaign to promote a more healthy lifestyle of eating to kids. Kid’s play area available. Casual dress. www.bk.com
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(540) 347-2713 •388 Waterloo St (540) 341-1032 illustrator color palette M 7am - 4pm; 251 W. Lee Hwy Tue - Wed 7am - 5pm; M - Sun 11am - 10pm Thu - Fri 7am - 9pm; Offers a focused menu of burritos, Sat 9am - 9pm tacos, burrito bowls and salads Restaurant offering authentic Italian made from fresh, high-quality raw pasta, seafood, appetizers, and ingredients, prepared using classic desserts. Breakfast served in the cooking methods and served in a morning. Lunch offers sandwiches, distinctive atmosphere. pasta, and more. Dinner usually www.chipotle.com requires reservation and is only available Thursday thru Saturday. Claire’s at the Depot Dine-in or takeout. Casual dress. (540) 351-1616 • 65 S. Third St http://cafetorinoandbakery.com Lunch: Tues - Fri 11:30am 2:30pm; Dinner: Tues - Thu Carousel Frozen Treats 5:30pm - 9pm, (540) 351-0004 Fri - Sat 5:30pm - 10pm; 346 Waterloo St Brunch: Sun 10:30am - 2pm Hours vary. Open spring to fall. Casual yet elegant restaurant offering Soft-serve, milkshakes, and more locally inspired seasonal American www.carouselfrozentreats.com cuisine. The service is as first rate as the food. Open for lunch and dinner Chick-fil-a and brunch on Sundays. Broad wine (540) 347-9791 • 256 W Lee Hwy list and craft beers available. All Chicken products are prepared www.clairesrestaurant.com by hand, as are all the salads and fruit cups. Where else can you get chicken Cold Stone Creamery for breakfast, lunch and dinner? http:// (540) 349-0300 • 183 W. Lee Hwy www.chick-fil-a.com/warrenton Sun - Thu Noon - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat Noon - 10pm China Jade Offers unique, custom ice cream (540) 349-1382 • 275 W. Lee Hwy creations, smoothies, cakes and M - Thu 11:30am - 10pm; shakes. Ice cream is prepared on frozen granite stone. Fun, family Fri 11:30am - 11pm; Sat 12 noon environment. Cakes and ice cream by 11pm; Sun 12 noon - 10pm Authentic Chinese, Thai, Fusion, the pint or gallon can be purchased to bring home. and Seafood cuisine. Offer lunch www.coldstonecreamery.com buffet everyday. Feature China Jade specialties and Kid’s menu (includes chicken wings and grilled cheese). Country Cookin’ Casual dress. (540) 349-9120 • 623 Frost Ave Sun - Thu - 7am - 9pm; China Restaurant Fri - Sat - 7am - 10pm (540) 351-0580 • 589 Frost Ave. Hearty portions, made-to-order M - Thu 11am - 10pm; entrees, variety of sides and desserts. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Fri - Sat 11am - 11pm; Sun Noon All-you-can-eat salad, vegetable, - 10pm bread, soup, and dessert bar available Authentic Chinese cuisine. All you can eat buffet Saturday 11am to 3pm, for $5.29. www.countrycookin.com Sunday noon to 3pm. Dine in, carry out, or free delivery available ($15 minimum and within 5 mile radius). www.chinarestaurantva.com
Denny’s (540) 347-0401 • 7323 Comfort Inn Dr. 24 hours a day Serving breakfast 24 hours a day. Burgers, sandwiches and soup also available. Free Wi-Fi. www.dennys.com/en
Domino’s Pizza (540) 347-0001 • 81 W Lee Hwy Sun-Thu 11am-12am Fri-Sat 11am-1am Pizza delivery or pick up. Online ordering available. Now offering pasta bread bowls and hot sandwiches. www.dominos.com
El Agave (540) 351-0011 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of delicacies for lunch, dinner, and dessert. Menu has specials for lunch and dinner combinations including fajitas, enchiladas, and burritos. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dine-in or takeout. www.el-agave.com
El Paso (540) 341-0126 • 86 Broadview Ave Mon-Sun 11am -10pm Authentic Mexican restaurant offering a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner. Menu has lunch specials and traditional entrees like chimichangas, burritos, and quesadillas. Children’s menu available. Full bar. Casual dress. Dinein or take-out.
Faang Thai Restaurant & Bar (540) 341-8800 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Sun - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri - Sat 11:30am - 11pm Authentic Thai cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner. Full bar with an emphasis on California wines. Happy hour with $2 drafts and selected appetizers M–F 5-7pm. Sunday 50% off wine by the bottle. Delivery available. Casual dress.
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(540) 349-4900 • 177 W. Lee Hwy Sat - Thu 10:30am - 9:30pm; Fri - Sat 10:20am - 10pm; Sun 11am - 9pm Specialty cheese steaks, overstuffed subs, and pizza. Catering available. Offering combos, salads and ice cream. Lunch special’s menu good all day. Delivery service available. www.jerrysusa.com
(540) 347-3047 • 55 Broadview Ave. 24-hour old fashioned diner serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and desserts. Casual dress.
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(540) 878-2066 • 6441 Lee Hwy M - Sun 11am - 10pm Burgers, hot dogs, and French fries. Uses fresh, never frozen, ground beef. www.fiveguys.com
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(540) 347-1999 •73 Main St M - Fri 8am - 3pm; Sat 8am - 2pm Small, one-man operation offering gourmet coffee, breakfast, and a variety of deli sandwiches, salads, subs, and pitas for take out. Daily specials. Recommended to call orders in.
(540) 349-9339 • 29 Main St Lunch: M - Sat 11am-2pm; Dinner: M-Sat 5pm - 9pm; Sun 12pm - 5pm Cozy wine restaurant featuring a wide variety of world and local Virginia wines. Open for lunch, brunch, dinner, happy hour, and late night. Offers seasonal, healthy, small plate entrees and nightly specials to accompany wine selection. Seating available in the main dining area, historic stone cellar, balcony level or outdoor patio (weather permitting) Catering and private parties available. Casual dress. www.ironbridgewines.com
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(540) 347-4205 • 9236 Tournament Dr. Tues - Wed 11am - 8pm; Thu - Fri 11am - 9pm; Sat 7am - 9pm; Sun 7am - 8pm Fauquier Springs Country Club’s Grille Room is an exclusive restaurant for its members and their guests. The Grille Room is open Tuesday thru Sunday and offers a variety of dishes to suit everyone’s taste. Lunch & dinner weekdays with breakfast available on weekends. www.fauquiersprings.com
(540) 349-5776 20 Broadview Avenue Sun - Thu 11am - 9pm; Fri - Sat 11am - 10pm Burgers, French fries, hot dogs, grilled chicken sandwiches, milkshakes, wings, and salads. Daily specials. Patio seating available. www.fostersgrille.com
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(540) 878-5200 • 108 Main St Loaves of bread handcrafted using wholegrain wheat grown on family farms and ground daily in the bakery. www.warrentonbread.com
Honeybaked Ham Company (540) 428-0044 • 251 W Lee Hwy Deli offering sandwiches, soups, and more. Customers will enjoy a variety of sandwiches and soups.
IHOP Restaurant (540) 428-1820 • 6445 Lee Hwy M–Sun 6am - 10pm Specializes in breakfast. Sandwiches, salads, burgers, chicken also avail. for lunch and dinner. www.ihop.com
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Jimmies Market Cafe/ Kidwell Caterers/Madison Tea Room (540) 347-1942 • 22 Main St Sun - Sat 9am - 5pm Fri Open til 8pm for supper Restaurant offering sandwiches, subs, and other daily specials. Also sell wine. Catering available. The Madison Tea Room is also available for time away from a hectic day. Casual dress.
Joe & Vinnie’s (540) 347-0022 • 385 Shirley Hwy M - Thu 11am - 10pm; Fri-Sat 11am-11pm; Sun 12-10pm Family owned pizzeria, open for 21 years. Offers pizza, subs, pastas, and seafood. Daily lunch specials. Pizza available by the slice. www.joeandvinniespizza.net
KFC/Long John Silver (540) 347-3900 • 200 Broadview Ave M - Thu 10am - 11pm; Fri - Sun 10am - 12am KFC specializes in Original Recipe and Extra Crispy fried chicken and homestyle sides. Long John Silver’s is a quick service seafood restaurant. Located in the same building to provide diners with a wider variety of choices. www.kfc.com
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505 Fletcher Drive (540) 341-0392 Sun – Thurs 11am to 10pm; Fri – Sat 11am to 11pm LongHorn Steakhouse prides itself on its exotic Western style entrees and appetizers (like their LongHorn Shrimp & Lobster Dip). The restaurant is proud to serve hand-cut, hand-seasoned steaks, 81/100/36/38 47/68/85/60 thick burgers, fresh salads, and an appealing cast of seafood. Casual dress. www.longhornsteakhouse.com
(540)349-4111 • 5 Diagonal St M–F 9 am - 5 pm; Sat 9 am - 4 pm Organic Deli offering traditional sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts. Choices also include vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free selections. All organic fruit and fresh vegetable juices. Take-out and catering available. 40/0/20/0
(540) 347-2224 • 22 Waterloo St Bakery located in Old Town Warrenton next to the Old Jail Museum. Serving fresh pies, quiches, breads, cakes, and coffees daily. Online ordering available. www.redtruckbakery.com
(540) 349-2828 • 185 W. Lee Hwy Asian restaurant serving authentic Chinese food. Daily specials and combos available. Dine-in or take-out.
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(540) 428-1818 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Café offering bistro sandwiches, Red, Hot 81/100/36/38 & Blue wraps, gourmet41/24/73/2 salads, soups, and 40/0/20/0 41/24/73/2 47/68/85/60 60/90/0/0 smoothies. Meals served with either (540)349-7100 • 360 Broadview Ave Osaka Japanese chips or fruit. Also offer pick-two Sun-Thu 11am - 9pm; combination. Catering and kid’s menu Steakhouse Fri-Sat 11am - 10pm tetrad 2 tetrad 2 available. Casual dress. (540) 349-5050 • 139 W. Lee Hwy Southern Grill and Barbeque www.tropicalsmoothiecafe.com illustrator color palette illustrator palette Mandarin Buffet & Sushi restaurant. Offers dine-in, take out, color M-Sat 11:30am-10pm;Sun and catering. Large menu with options (540) 341-1962 • 514 Fletcher Dr 11:30am - 9pm Vocelli Pizza for ribs, sandwiches, salads, platters, Authentic Chinese restaurant offering Japanese steakhouse serving Hibachi and southern entrées. Casual dress. (540) 349-5031 • 484 Blackwell Rd a large buffet selection of sushi, soups, style chicken, steak, shrimp, fish and and meats. www.redhotandblue.com sushi. Sushi available for take out. Fun, Sun. - Thu. 11am - 10pm; family environment. Fri. - Sat. 11 am - 11pm. McDonald’s Renee’s Gourmet To Go Classic Italian Pizza. Also offer antipasti, panini, stromboli, and salads. Outback Steakhouse (540) 347-7888 (540) 347-2935 • 15 S. Third St Check for lunch and combo specials. (540) 349-0457 • 6419 Lee Hwy 351 Broadview Ave. 24 HR M - Fri 10am - 3pm www.vocellipizza.com Fast food chain known for Big Mac Gourmet sandwiches, soups, salads M-Fri 4pm-10pm; Sat 2pm-11pm; and McNuggets. Dollar menu. Now and sweets. Open for lunch only. Sun 2pm - 9pm serving McCafé beverages. Kids play Waterloo Café Australian steakhouse. Also offers a Limited patio seating or grab-andarea available. go options available. Soups are the variety of chicken, ribs, seafood, and (540) 349-8118 • 352 Waterloo St specialty at Renee’s – each day there Asian food available for dine-in, takewww.mcdonalds.com pasta dishes. Carry out available. are two news soups. She-crab soup out, or delivery. Wide range of dishes www.outback.com available every Friday. Catering and available to order. Dishes served with McMahon’s Irish Pub & business lunches available. a side of white rice. Casual dress. Restaurant Panera Bread (540)347-7200 • 380 Broadview Ave (540) 341-4362 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Ruby Tuesday Wendy’s M-Fri 11am - 2am; Fri - Sat 11am M-Sat 6:30am - 9pm; Sun 7:30am (540) 341-4912 (540) 347-5528 • 281 Broadview - 8pm - 2am; Sun 11am - 2am 74 Blackwell Park Lane Avenue Family owned, traditional Irish Offers breakfast sandwiches, pastries, American chain restaurant serving Fast food chain offering hamburgers, pub. Relaxed environment offering and bagels. Lunch/dinner items include salads, and chicken nuggets. Also traditional Irish favorites. Open for soups, salads, and sandwiches. Great your favorite hamburgers, pastas, offer baked potatoes and chili as sides. Lunch and Dinner 7 Days a week. Irish bread selection. Gourmet coffee and steaks, ribs and more. Also have salad bar and RubyTueGo available. Casual Frosty’s available as desert. Casual Music Seisuin and Dinner Special on tea also available. Dine in or carry out. dress. dress. Sundays. Free Wi-Fi. Private dining Free Wi-Fi. Catering available. www.rubytuesday.com www.wendys.com room available. Full bar area with www.panerabread.com happy hour specials and appetizer Subway menu. Valet Parking Friday and Yen Cheng Papa John’s Pizza Saturday Evenings. Outdoor Patio. (540) 349-0950 • 41 W. Lee Hwy (540) 347-4355 • 294 W. Lee Hwy (540) 349-7172 • 322 W. Lee Hwy Live entertainment. Casual dress. #53, 102 Broadview Ave, 45 Main M - Sat 11am - 10pm; Sun 12 noon Pizza delivery or pick up. Online www.mcmahonsirishpub.com St. Suite A ordering available. Wings, breadsticks, - 10pm. Restaurant offering subs and pizza. and dessert also available. Daily First Chinese Restaurant in Home of the $5 footlong. Food Mojitos & Tapas Warrenton. Wide range of appetizers, specials and features. www.papajohns. is prepared after you order, and (540) 349-8833 • 251 W. Lee Hwy soups, and meats. Offer chef specialties com everything is prepared fresh daily. and daily combos. Also offer a healthy M-Thu: 11am-9pm, F-Sat: 11amAvailable for dine-in or takeout. www. food section and thai food options. 10pm, Sun: 12pm-9pm Pizza Hut subway.com www.yencheng.com The only true Cuban/Spanish (540) 347-5444 • 95 Broadview restaurant in the state of Virginia. Avenue Authentic Cuban staples, Spanish Taco Bell Pizza delivery, dine-in or pick up. tapas and a wide variety of mojitos. (540) 341-4206 • 316 W. Lee Hwy Online ordering available. Choose Family owned, smoke-free. Open for Open late for fourthmeal cravings. from pizza, tuscani pasta, wings, rolls, lunch and dinner. Known for their Now offering frutista freeze drinks p’zone pizzas, and more. signature Cuban sandwich and seafood To update your listing and fiesta taco salads. Also offer fresco www.pizzahut.com Paella. Happy Hour, Ladies Nights and menu (low fat). please email: Special Events. Full bar. Casual dress. www.tacobell.com Pizzarama email@example.com www.mojitosandtapas.com (540) 349-7171 • 251 W. Lee Hwy Tippy’s Taco House (Krysta Norman) Pizza, sub, sandwich, and Italian entrée Molly’s Irish Pub (540)349-2330 • 147 W. Shirley Ave restaurant. Available for pickup and (540) 349-5300 • 36 Main St Sun. - Thu., Sat. 11 am - 9pm; delivery. Offer both hot and toasted M-Sat 11am - 2am; Sun 11am - 2pm and cold subs. Gourmet pizzas and Fri. 11am - 10pm Family owned, traditional Irish pub. calzones also available. Mexican restaurant offering different Open for lunch and dinner. Laid back, quality specials everyday. Menu offers www.pizzarama.com fun environment. Traditional Irish tacos, burritos, quesadillas, desserts fare and lots of sandwiches available. and more. Dine-in or take-out. Casual Sunday brunch from 11am – 2pm. Full dress. bar. Live entertainment four nights a www.tippystacohouse.com week. www.mollysirishpub.com
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Holly Allison’s Love Endures Through SPCA
Mountain Side Angel
Holly Allison September 29, 1959 – June 1, 2011
A form laid still Eyes closed ~ the beat heardA failing heart of a dying fairy Death swept close chased Bit her hands As she was lifted and carried In arms of love and protection Deep inner strength The Source ~ Friends Their struggles; Their affection A dazzling harem Of mountain side angels ~ The Fairy lives Flying free ~ Surrounded by her saviors Basking in their light of 1000 candles~ The light, The fire, that –saved her life.
Holly Allison - August 2007 Holly wrote this poem to her friends in appreciation and love for them.
Holly’s spirit, so powerful, is always with us watching over us and guiding us. There is no doubt of her success when it came to academics or business. In everyday life Holly achieved even more, through developing friendships that were true and enduring. Through these bonds she showed that one could survive extreme health circumstances and still be a rock for so many. Holly loved animals, flowers, her garden, friends, family, children, the beach, many causes, laughing, poetry, Tennessee, Warrenton, dancing, and music. Holly made all those who knew her feel adored and treasured. It was never just, “Love, Holly” as a salutation. It was, “love and more love, Holly”. Holly was able to instill in the younger generation a sense of purpose and caring that will transcend for generations. One child influenced by Holly was Somer Kelly. Last year at the age of 10 Somer started saving money to donate to the Fauquier SPCA. She had a yard sale and petitioned a local company for matching funds. Somer raised over $700.00 in 2010. In 2011 Somer renewed her pledge to help the FSPCA financially because she is too young to volunteer. By the end of May 2011, she had saved over $250.00. When Somer heard the news of Holly’s passing, Somer wanted to donate the money in memory of Holly and has since raised over $560.00 through a yard sale that was made possible through Somer’s hard work and the help of some beautiful mountain angels. Somer’s new goal for this year is $1,000.00. Please help Holly’s legacy of generosity and love live on by helping Somer’s drive with a memorial donation to the Fauquier SPCA. You can mail checks made payable to the Fauquier SPCA to 18 Sire Way Warrenton, VA 20187, In care of the Holly Allison Memorial Donation. For questions please call 540-429-0422. Warrenton Lifestyle
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